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Viewfinder: The Final Touches at Riverwalk Park

Volunteers from Community Haven helped to plant a butterfly garden as workers put the finishing touches on the park before next week's opening.

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.
Youth Theater

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

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