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Colossal Rummage Sale – "Early Bird" Pre-Sale ($5), 4-6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday (Feb. 14); 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Feb. 15). Englewood United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St. Coffee and doughnuts available, plus a noon-time light lunch. Proceeds support local charitable programs. Free. 474-8467; englewoodumc.net.

Books, Baubles & Bling Sale – 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Feb. 14-15). Rare, collectible and all other books on sale, presented by Friends of the Selby Public Library, inside the Library Auditorium and the Selby Friends Bookstore, 1331 First St., downtown Sarasota. Proceeds benefit the library. Information or free courier pickup for large donations: 861-1140; selbylibraryfriends.org.

"Club Scene" – 7-11 p.m. Friday (Feb. 14). Community Youth Development and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County present "Club Scene" for teens in grades 6-8 at the Lee Wetherington Club, 3100 Fruitville Road. Teens can dance to a DJ, play in the game room or just hang out with their friends. Refreshments will be served. Free. 366-7940.

Biology Open House – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15). USF Sarasota-Manatee will host a Biology Open House at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1730 Ken Thompson Parkway, giving the public an opportunity to explore USFSM’s two new teaching labs, currently in use, and learn about the new biology major that begins in August. A professor or staff member will be posted in each lab to explain the program and demonstrate equipment. Student volunteers will be stationed to guide visitors, including high school guidance counselors and science teachers. Refreshments will be served. usfsm.edu.

26th annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Feb. 15-16). The free show will include 250 artists from 30 states displaying their newest creations along Main Street, from 5 Points-Selby Park to Orange Avenue. A portion of the proceeds from the art show will benefit the Downtown Sarasota Alliance. (561) 746-6615; ArtFestival.com.

LEE ROSS AND JOE HOLT

Lee Dougherty Ross and Joseph Holt. (Courtesy photo)

Bluegrass Show in Port Charlotte – 1-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15). The show at Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theater will feature The Alumni Band, Florida Bluegrass Express, Thunder Mountain Railroad and The Big Spike Hammer Band. Tickets: $5 for Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association members, $10 for nonmembers. 2280 Aaron St. 661-9175; southwestfloridabluegrass.org.

Cynthia Roberts-Greene and Friends – 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 16). The music director/organist at Siesta Key Chapel and her musical friends will perform at Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Ave., Sarasota, featuring original songs from Roberts-Greene's CD, "Wandering," for voice, flute, guitar, percussion and solo piano. Also, the Chapel Choir will sing two pieces from her composition, "Memorial Requiem," written in memory of her brother, David. $10 donation. 349-1166.

"More Mozart Please" – 8 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 18). The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Symphony Orchestra will present "More Mozart Please" at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., in Neel Performing Arts Center, building 11 East, off 60th Avenue West between 26th and 34th streets. The orchestra will dedicate the evening to Mozart's extensive musical output, ranging from Symphony No. 25 to Overture to "Cosi Fan Tutte." Also, Aza Torshkoeva will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto in B-flat and Nikkei Golden performing an aria from "The Magic Flute." $8 ($4 for students and SCF staff). 752-5252; scf.edu/MusicEvents.

Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 20. Coquina Beach Gulfside, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.Benefits the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. The outdoor arts and crafts festival will include vendors of all types: jewelry, wood, art, photography, apparel, metal, photography, crafts, food, etc. (352) 344-0657; tnteventsinc.com.

Munchtime Musicales – Noon Wednesday (Feb. 19). Sarasota Concert Association's free series continues with Lee Dougherty Ross and Joseph Holt performing a program of piano duets of works by Mozart, Schumann, Faure, Grieg, Bizet, Joplin and more in David Cohen Hall at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. 351-7467; scasarasota.org.

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