October 24 - 30, 2011

October 24 - 30, 2011
John Hamilton Gillespie Celebration Week

The week-long party
celebrating the Father of Sarasota…and golf was a big success! From O'Leary's Kick-off Party, Jeff LaHurd's New Book, Jacobites Bagpipers, Trolley Tours, Kiwanis Golf Tournament, and Hartman Gallery Photography Exhibition, to the Palm Avenue Street Party, The Macallan VIP Scotch Tasting, Lunch in Rosemary Cemetery, and Walking Tour of the Gillespie Park Neighborhood - every special event was a wonderful way to honor Sarasota's history.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gillespie Week Street Party Saturday - Rain or Shine!

Palm Avenue Street Party Today from 3 - 7pm

Free Event and Free Parking in the North Palm Avenue Parking Garage!

The Jacobites!
Live Music!
Jacobites Bagpipe and Drum Band
Scottish Highland Dancers
UnEven LaNes – Classic Rock and Blues
Sarasota Music Academy – Student Violinists
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences – Traditional Dance Club

Food Vendors!
Caragiulos Italian Restaurant – beer, wine, water, lunch and dinner
Nancy's Bar-B-Q – Carolina pulled pork and chicken sandwiches; baked beans with pork; edamame succotash
Cupcakes A-Go-Go – freshly baked and frosted cupcakes
Hukilau Hut – Hawaiian shaved ice

Trolley Tours! 10am and 1:30pm, highlighting J.H. Gillespie's contributions to the development of the City of Sarasota with narration by historian Ron McCarty. Advanced Ticket Required. Call for reservations (941) 953-8727. $19 Donation. www.historicsarasota.org
Natasha and Joy from the Sarasota Music Academy

Photography Exhibition "Gillespie's Sarasota"! William Hartman Gallery, 48 South Palm Avenue,
featuring photographs of Sarasota from 1886 – 1926. Free Event.

Church of the Redeemer Tea and Scones - Book Signing - Tour - Scottish Ballads!
Serving complimentary tea and scones from 3 - 5pm with on-going church history tours. Jeff LaHurd will sign his new book "John Hamilton Gillespie, The Scot Who Saved Sarasota" as Bobby Brader performs Scottish and Victorian ballads on the pianoforte. The Church of the Redeemer, 222 South Palm Avenue. Free Event.

Scotch Whisky Tastings in the Scotch Garden!
From 5 - 7pm complimentary scotch whisky tastings will be served at Caragiulos Restaurant Patio, 69 South Palm Avenue. Free Event.

5:30pm Official City of Sarasota Gillespie Proclamation!
Sarasota Mayor Atwell will present the John Hamilton Gillespie Proclamation to The Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson on behalf of the Church of the Redeemer at Caragiulos Restaurant.

Exhibitors and Special Offers!
All Event Rental & Design/Bee Ridge Florist - Special Offer Gillespie Week: 10% off Rentals and Florals
Art to Walk On - Special Offer Saturday October 29, 3 - 5pm: Refreshments and Victorian Rug Display, 64 South Palm Avenue
Eliett's on Palm - Special 20-50% Sale Saturday October 29, 45 South Palm Avenue
Empire Ballroom Studios
ExPress PAK SRQ - Special Offer Saturday October 29: 20% Off Decor Direct Furniture and 10% Off Talavera Pottery, 32 South Palm Avenue
Florida Studio Theatre
Friends of Sarasota County History Center
Nicole Salon on Palm - Special Offer Gillespie Week: 20% Off Any Service, 65 South Palm Avenue, 941-330-9551
Parker's Books and Bazaar - Special Offer October 24 - 29: 10% Discount on ALL Golf Books, 1488 Main Street
Preserving Our History
Remarkable Photography
Richard Strong American Graphic Artist - Special Offer Saturday October 29: 10% Discount on works purchased at the Street Party and a 20% Discount on orders placed.
Sara DeSoto Chapter DAR / SAR
Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation 
Sarasota Architectural Salvage - Special Offer Gillespie Week: Free Gift or 10% Discount with Proof of Attendance, 1093 Central Avenue
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences Traditional Dance Club
The Sports Page - Special Offer Gillespie Week in the Bar and Package Store, pouring Special Scotch Brands Chivas Regal 18yr., Glenlivet 12yr. & 15yr., & Aberlour 12yr., 1319 Main Street
Venice Olive Oil Company
Vintage Cars - Model A Restorer's Club, Sara-Mana Chapter
Write-On Sarasota - Special Offer Saturday October 29: Free Wine and Cheese and 15% Store Discount, 1423 First Street

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