Residents from Community Haven helped last week to put the final touches on a butterfly garden at Riverwalk Park.
Kirt Dakin, horticulture instructor at Community Haven, worked with five clients on planting the butterfly garden. Valerie Kirby, Mike Niesen, Michele Bogusz, Chris Bennett and Leonard Smith all volunteered to plant the garden.
Workers were also at Riverwalk installing lights over the skate park, putting final touches on the amphitheater and finishing the playground and splash park.
This month's events at Riverwalk at Rossi Park:
Grand Opening Season Events for Fall 2012
The Grand Opening Season offers something for everyone.
Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30PM
Riverwalk Grand Opening
Pavilion & Event Area
Opening celebration includes live music by State College of Florida, skateboarding, volleyball, tai chi, public art talks, and walking tours. Music and refreshments start at 4:30PM with the ceremony at 5:15PM. For info, call 941-840-0013. Presenting Sponsor: C1 Bank
Oct. 19, Dusk (approx. 7 p.m.)
Reels at Rossi Movie
Pavilion & Event Area
Free movie on a 3-story screen is Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13). An American agent fights to expose the real spy without the help of his organization. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Refreshments for sale. For info, call 941-840-0013. Sponsor: Realize Bradenton
Oct. 20, Noon to 2 p.m.
Riverwalk Fishing College
Mosaic Amphitheater & Fishing Pier
All ages will learn the latest secrets from fishing guides on catching local fish. For info, call 941-747-1998. Sponsor: DeSoto Historical Society
Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Star Talk along Riverwalk
Meet at the Pavilion: Come join the Bishop Planetarium team of astronomers for a laser guided tour of the night sky. Sit back and enjoy the sunset while watching for planets and stars as they begin to peak through the darkening sky. Learn how you can best prepare yourself for that night’s big midnight show: the Orionids Meteor shower! For more info, call Samantha Sprague 941-746-4131 ex 31. Sponsored by the South Florida Museum & Bishop Planetarium
Oct. 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Music in the Park
Pavilion & Family Fun Zone: The Sarasota Pops Orchestra performs a preview of their opening season. Food and beverage available. Bring your blankets and chairs. For info, call 941-840-0013. Sponsor: Realize Bradenton
Oct. 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Village of the Arts Sampler
Pavilion & Family Fun Zone: Experience the Village of the Arts and enjoy the Sarasota Pops Orchestra. Sample and purchase jewelry, fashions, paintings, mosaics, food, quilts, and folk art. For info, 941-744-2487. Sponsor: Village of the Arts
Oct. 27, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Mosaic Amphitheater: Manatee Players’ Summer Youth Theater Training Program performs musical theater favorites including highlights from Pippin. For info, call 941-748-5875. Sponsor: Manatee Players
Oct. 27, 1 p.m. to 1:30PM
Pump Boys and the Dinettes
Mosaic Amphitheater: Manatee Players’ perform live musical selections from their upcoming production Pump Boys and the Dinettes. For info, call 941-748-5875. Sponsor: Manatee Players