5 Things You Need to Know Today: May 10
Each day, Bradenton Patch offers five quick things to keep in mind.
1. Sen. Mike Bennett's Bradenton office will be the site of another Awake the State Rally — this time entitled "Awake Again" — from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday. Citizens will be gathering outside the Wildwood Professional Plaza, 3654 Cortez Rd. W., to voice their displeasure with the recent state budget cuts and the political climate in Tallahassee.
2. The Manatee County Tax Collector will present a Tax Certificate Sale Seminar from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of its DeSoto office, 819 301 Blvd. W., at the rear (south side) of the building. Realauction.com will demonstrate how to use the online Tax Certificate Sale program. The sale will be conducted June 1 online at www.manateetaxsale.com. For more information, contact Michelle Leeson 941-741-4835 or Susan Profant at 941-741-4832.
3. ArtCenter Manatee will present the work of its members during its annual juried exhibit, which begins Tuesday and runs through June 3. There will be an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit features art by members only and includes painting, photography, ceramics, drawing, jewelry and more, all with an ocean theme. The suggested donation for admission to the exhibition is $5. For more information call 941-746-2862 or visit www.artcentermanatee.org.
5. Student leaders from Manatee County will present Enso: An Evening for Japan, a black-tie dinner being held at the Crosley Estate from 7-10 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The students are attempting to raise $20,000 for the American Red cross as a benefit for the victims of the recent disaster in Japan. "Enso" is Japanese for "circle," but in Buddhism symbolizes strength, elegance, the Universe, and enlightenment.The event will include a five-course meal, guest speakers and jazz performances. Tickets are $25, or $15 for students. Reservations or donations can be made by e-mailing email@example.com, visiting ensojapan.com, or by calling (941) 266-4996.