February 4, 2021
Venice MainStreet, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, and economic vitality of historic downtown Venice.
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PLUS extended hours at 25+ shops

LIVE MUSIC!


WEST VENICE AVENUE
Chris Smith- Venice Wine and Coffee Co., 201 W Venice Ave.

George Byrne-Ciao Gelato, 317A W Venice Ave.


Joey O Entertainment- Gulf Shores Realty, 351 W. Venice Ave.

Swinging Bridge- Venice Avenue Creamery, 249 W Venice Ave.

The Beat Goes On (traditional African Rhythms)- Venice Olive Oil Company, 101 W. Venice Ave., Suite 5 


MIAMI AVENUE WEST
Harpist Natalie Wagner of Harp Soup- Fountain Park at corner of Miami Ave. W and Nokomis Ave. sponsored by Venice MainStreet

Matthew Mayes and Forrest Shafer- Burgundy Square Breezeway (next to Burgundy Square Cafe and Bodrum), 225-227 Miami Ave. W
Explore Local History
NEW EXHIBIT

Celebrating a Centennial: The Origins of
Sarasota County

Venice Museum & Archives
351 Nassau St. S
(941) 486-2487

Open Mon, Tues, Wed 10am-1pm
HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS WALKING TOURS
with Architectural Historian,
Sebastian Liseo
Tuesdays- Venezia Park
Thursdays- Grand Homes
@10:30am $20
Venice Museum & Archives
351 Nassau St. S
(941) 486-2487
LECTURE SERIES

Venice Area Historical Society
Betty Intagliata 2021
Lecture Series

February 16th (virtual)

Topic: Eagle Point
Presenter: Jim Middleton
Ongoing
Classes & Events
(Subject to change or cancellation)
Venice Beach
Daily 8am and 9am
Mon. thru Thurs. 5pm
FREE
941-408-9642
Online meditation & classes
Zoom links to participate
DONATIONS APPRECIATED
941-323-8033
LAUGHTER YOGA
at Centennial Park
Saturdays 10-10:30am in
12' x 12' spaces per person
or ZOOM
Wed 9:30am, Thurs 9:15am,
Sat 10am
FREE
203-856-6427
SUNDAYS BINGO
Knights of Columbus

Knights Hall
512 Substation Road, Venice, FL
Packages start at $7
Games from 1pm-4pm

VENICE DRUM CIRCLE
Venice Beach
Sundays 1.5 hrs before sunset
FREE
VENICE FARMERS MARKET
City Hall
401 W. Venice Avenue
Saturdays 8am-1pm

**MASKS REQUIRED**
FREE ENTRY
941-445-9209
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Knights of Columbus 7052

First & Third Sundays
February 7 & 21
March 7 & 21
8:00am-11am

Goodwill offering appreciated

512 Substation Rd.
Venice FL 34285


News
Restored Circus Train Car Installed 
at Historic Venice Train Depot 
Photo courtesy of Venice Area Historical Society

A retired circus train car made its final stop at the Historic Venice Train Depot, where the Venice Area Historical Society (VAHS) installed the car to help tell the story of Venice’s role in U.S. circus history. 
 
The outside of the train car has been restored over the past four years and VAHS is now working on interior exhibits. Train cars such as this one served as transportation, living quarters and mobile advertising for circuses that crisscrossed the country for decades.
 
“VAHS is delighted to be able to preserve a part of Venice’s circus and railroad history to share with the people of Venice and visitors. We were able to find the ideal car for this exhibit, one that was owned by Ringling Bros. and that has a connection to Venice,” said George Miller of VAHS. 
 
“There will also be three rooms inside illustrating how performers lived on the circus train. Venice served as the winter quarters for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1960 to 1992 and as we develop the exhibits inside, we are lucky to be able to draw on the memories and expertise of some of our area’s remaining circus performers.”
For more information contact: 
George Miller, Depot Manager
Venice Area Historical Society
941-412-0151
PO Box 995, Venice, FL 34284-0995
information@veniceareahistoricalsociety.org
Venice Visitor Center
Expands Hours
The Visit Sarasota County (VSC) visitor center inside the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce has expanded its hours to now be open Mondays through Fridays from 10am to 4pm at 597 Tamiami Trail S., Venice, FL 34285.

VSC volunteers assist guests in the south county by providing them with great information, VSC brochures and maps. The volunteers are excited to be able to help visitors find all the fun things to see and do in our area, including where to find the best dining spots and so much more.
Venice MainStreet Partners
-Announcements-
Sunbug and Twist Boutique
137-141 West Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
941-485-7946 941-786-1025
Keller Williams names New Director
of Operations and Sales Austin Morris
to lead The Coffey Group Fine
Homes International
The Coffey Group Fine Homes International with Keller Williams, the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world, announced that Austin Morris has been appointed Director of Sales and Operations for The Coffey Group Fine Homes International with Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate.

For more information about The Coffey Group or
Keller Williams, contact Austin Morris at (229) 325-3912
PATCHINGTON
136-138 W. VENICE AVE., VENICE, FL 34285 
941-488-4128
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Our company Florida Bike & Beach has been in business for over 14 years. We constantly strive to exceed expectations and pride ourselves in generating frequent repeat customers. 

We are a full service bicycle rental company providing world class customer service. Our fleet of modern, alloy beach cruisers and hybrids are constantly updated and maintained so our customers can have a great experience and lots of fun! We have bikes for men, women, and children, so there's something for the whole family. All bikes include free local delivery and pick up, helmet, lock and bike maps.

We also have beach umbrellas, beach chairs, coolers, beach carts, corn hole games, and more available for rental.
941-412-1411
101 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
Puttin' on the Ritz Salon & Spa
205 Nokomis Ave. S.
Venice, FL 34285
(941)488-6650
248 Tampa Ave W. 13A, Venice, FL 34285
(844) 994-3676
225 West Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285
New artwork arrived!
205 W Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
(941) 485-0319
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Talk about a girl with style and grace! This sweet girl is Slim, she’s 6 months old and she's got the whole package, the purr-fect kitty. Are you looking for that special forever friend to call your very own? Well we've got the girl for you!
Josie is glad you stopped for a moment to check out her picture! She arrived on 1/27/21 and is just a wiggle butt and can't contain herself. Just say her name and watch her go! Long walks, romping around and playing are a must for Josie. When it's time to wind down, the cuddling can begin!
6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood, FL 34224
(941) 474-7884
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Cafe Venice

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Teresa Asheroff
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