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J The Circus Arts Conservatory 2075 Bahia Vista, Sarasota 941-355-9335 /
Cultivating and enriching the abundant cir- cus legacy on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Circus Arts Conservatory hosts everything from profession- al, world-class circus arts performances to student productions of “The Greatest Little Show on Earth.” Weekend trapeze and aerial classes are open to both children and adults. Summer camps teach kids cir- cus arts disciplines, then show off their new skills with a costumed presentation.
J Save Our Seabirds 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota 941-388-3010 /
Founded in 2008, this nonprofit organization helps birds like sandhill cranes, egrets, owls and hawks who are sick, injured or simply unable to sur- vive on their own in the wild. Many of these birds migrate to Longboat Key when the weather turns cold up north, facing dangerous obstacles like fish- ing lines, boat propellers and vehicle collisions. Save Our Seabirds gives refuge to as many as 250 birds who are treated and rehabilitated in the hope of re- leasing them back into their natural habitat.
J Sarasota Classic Car Museum 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 941-355-6228 /
The second-oldest continuously-operating an- tique car museum in the nation showcases more than 75 classics. Circus magnate John and Mabel Ringling’s collection of Rolls Royces, John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes Benz, Paul McCartney’s beloved Mini Cooper and muscle cars are on display. Ad- mire the craftsmanship of Alfa Romeos, Bentleys, Cadillacs, DeLoreans, Edsels and Ferraris, com- memorating more than 100 years of automotive ac- complishments.
J Jungle Gardens 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota 941-355-5305 /
In operation since 1939, this is one of the oldest continuously-operated attractions in Florida. Brim- ming with flora, fauna and fun, it evokes memories of days gone by. The residence of more than 150 native and exotic creatures, including birds of prey, parrot and macaw species, primates, dozens of snakes, liz- ards, iguanas, alligators, crocodiles, its centerpiece is the state’s famous pink flamingoes.
J TreeUMPH! Adventure Course 21805 E. State Rd. 70, Bradenton 941-322-2130 /
A unique outdoor adventure with 6 aerial chal- lenge courses. Explore high in the trees as each course is higher and more exciting than the last. Try to complete all 6 or stop whenever you want. Fun for ages 5 and up.
J Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota 941-366-5731/
Beautiful horticultural displays are situated on 14 acres among 12 buildings in an attractive residen- tial section of Sarasota. The open-air, under-glass museum includes thousands of exotic plants, many of which have been collected from the wild on more than 200 scientific expeditions to tropical rainforests.
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All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church
Sunday worship service is at 10am The Rev. David Danner is the rector. 563 Bay Isles Road (941) 383-8161
Christ Church of Longboat Key
Presbyterian, Sunday worship services are at 9am and 10:30am. The Rev. Norman Pritchard is the pastor. 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive (941) 383-8833
Longboat Island Chapel
Sunday worship service is at 10am The Rev. Bill Friederich is the pastor. 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive (941) 383-6491
Temple Beth Israel
Shabbat services are at 5:30pm Friday and 10am Saturday. Stephen Sniderman is the rabbi. 567 Bay Isles Road (941) 383-3428

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