Weekend Picks Aug. 30-Sept. 2

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    From left to right Mackenzie Schemenauer, Kallista Savage, and Brittany Post sink the their cardboard boat in the second round of the Cardboard Boat Race Saturday Sept. 1, 2012 at Indian Mound Park in Englewood, Fl. HERALD-TRIBUNE ARCHIVES

    Weekend Picks Aug. 30-Sept. 2

    From an array of Pioneer Days activities in Englewood to "last meals" on Anna Maria Island, we've got you covered for Labor Day weekend fun.

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    Englewood Pioneer Days

    The theme for the 57th Annual Englewood Pioneer Days, one of the most beloved local celebrations, is "Englewood Goes Hollywood." Highlights include Cardboard Boat Races, the Shipwreck Dance, Park Festival/ Car Show and the 57th Annual Pioneer Days Parade. Read more.

  • Labor Day Regatta

    11 a.m.-5 pm Saturday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday; Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota; 388-2355; sarasotasailingsquadron.org

    Labor Day Regatta

    The Sarasota Sailing Squadron will host the 67th Annual Labor Day Regatta Saturday-Sunday with 300 competitors expected from across North America to embark on Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The event is free for the public to attend. Read more.

  • Star Fish Company

    Kela Holland, left, of Sarasota and Cory Chmielweski of Tampa, enjoy mullet for lunch at The Star Fish Company in Cortez, Florida (Mar. 22, 2012; Herald-Tribune staff photo by Mike Lang)

    Last meal

    Many great, popular restaurants — from Longboat Key to Anna Maria Island to Cortez — are taking a hiatus in September. Here's where to get your last meal.

  • Grayson Rogers Band

    11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday; Snook Haven, 5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice; $10; 485-7221; snookhaven.com.

    Country Fest at Snook Haven

    Snook Haven will host its “First Annual Country Fest” on Labor Day with a lineup of local favorites performing everything from country classics to today’s pop country and Southern rock at the riverside bar and restaurant. Headlining the First Annual Country Fest is the Grayson Rogers Band (pictured). Evan Steele and Johnny Country, Back Roads, Critter Ridge, and Kim Betts and the Gamble Creek Band will also perform.

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    Cabana Inn will turn into a little Yasgur's farm — without the mud — to mark the 44th anniversary of Woodstock (Aug. 15-17, 1969) on Saturday night (Aug. 31). Hosting the mini re-enactment is Kettle of Fish, with special guests Greg Poulos (of The Venturas) and Sudie Brattli. The free show begins at 10 p.m. (The Cabana Inn is at 2525 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.) Read about the many more shows taking place Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

  • Roller Derby
    Cheap Thrills

    North River Rolling Renegades vs. Dub City Derby Girls at 6 p.m. Saturday at Stardust Skate Center, 2571 12th St., Sarasota. $12; Gulfport's 13th Annual Geckofest,100 Food Truck Festival and Historic Spanish Point are among the events highlighted in Cheap Thrills.