BATTLE OF BANDS AGAINST BREAST CANCER: Family and friends of Jeanice Blizzard are hosting a fundraiser battle of the bands with local bands starting at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be raffle items 50/50, food, drinks and more at Cabana Inn.
MANATEE CREW ROWING FUNDRAISER: Support the
Manatee Crew rowing teams at a fundraiser Saturday at the Pier 22 Restaurant.
Cost is $35 per person and includes an island-style buffet and one beverage.
U.S. ROWING MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Enjoy a world-class rowing competition and scenic views at Sarasota's brand new Nathan Benderson Park rowing venue all weekend long, Aug. 15-18. More than 2,000 masters rowers from around the country will compete in 200 events on the 400-acre lake at 2500 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota. Races kick off at 8 a.m. each day and continue through the afternoon. It's free to attend. See more details on Sarasota Patch.
98 ROCK PRESENTS: BIG NIGHT OUT: Rock out with Fuel, Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm and Local H starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, in St. Petersburg. Tickets start as low as 98 cents and go up to $29.50 for VIP reserved seating. The concert is a fundraiser for Historic St. Pete, a group trying to save St. Pete's historic YMCA. Visit 98rock.com for more details and ticket info.