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.

Street Party

Palm Avenue, Downtown Sarasota, Florida 
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 3 to 7pm
Free Parking – North Palm Avenue Parking Garage

Live Music & Dance
Jacobites Bagpipe and Drum Band
Scottish Highland Dancers 
UnEven LaNesclassic rock and blues
Sarasota Music AcademyNatasha Snyder and Joy Chatzistamatis
Sarasota School of Arts and Sciencestraditional dance club

Food Vendors
Caragiulos Italian Restaurantbeer, wine, water, lunch & dinner
Nancy's Bar-B-QCarolina pulled pork and chicken sandwiches; baked beans with pork; edamame succotash
Cupcakes A-Go-Gofreshly baked and frosted cupcakes 
Hukilau Hut Hawaiian shaved ice

Trolley Tours  Advance Ticket Required
10am and 1:30pmSarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation
Trolley will depart from the corner of South Palm Avenue and 
Ringling Boulevard.
The tours will highlight J.H. Gillespie's contributions to the development of the City of Sarasota with narration by historian Ron McCarty.
Free parking in the North Palm Avenue Parking Garage.
For reservations call (941) 953-8727.
$19 Donation 

Photography Exhibition "Gillespie's Sarasota"
3:00 - 7:00pmWilliam Hartman Gallery
Featuring photographs of Sarasota from 1886 – 1926. 
Free Event

Tea and Scones - Book Signing - Church Tour - Scottish Ballads
3:00 - 5:00pmChurch of the Redeemer
Complimentary tea and scones; on-going church history tours; Jeff LaHurd will sign his book "John Hamilton Gillespie, The Scot Who Saved Sarasota"; Bobby Brader will play Scottish and Victorian ballads on the pianoforte.
The Church of the Redeemer, 222 South Palm Avenue
Free Event

Victorian Rug Display
3:00 - 5:00pmArt to Walk On
Victorian rug exhibition and complimentary refreshments.
Art to Walk On, 16 South Palm Avenue
Free Event

Scotch Whisky Tastings - Scotch Garden
5:00 - 7:00pmCaragiulos Italian Restaurant
Complimentary Macallan scotch whisky tastings
Caragiulos Restaurant, 69 South Palm Avenue, (941) 951-0866
Free Event

Randolph Adams, Macallan Ambassador
Gillespie Proclamation
5:30pmSarasota Mayor Atwell will present the official City of Sarasota J.H. Gillespie Proclamation to The Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson, Church of the Redeemer at Caragiulos Italian Restaurant

Vintage Cars - Model A Restorer's Club, Sara-Mana Chapter

Macallan VIP Scotch Whisky Tasting  THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
7:30pmCaragiulos Italian Restaurant
A very special private tasting of The Macallan Single Malt Portfolio paired with foods such as smoked salmon on crudite, lamb chop lollipops and Belgium chocolate. Join Randolph Adams, Macallan's Brand Ambassador, on a spirited tour of  exquisite 12, 15, 18, 21 and 25 year old Scotch whiskies. Special thanks go to the Caragiulo family for arranging this exceptional offering. Hosts Randall Adams, The Macallan, and Paul Caragiulo, Caragiulos Restaurant.

Palm Avenue Merchants  Art Galleries, Studios, Antiques  Art Studio of d.a. gordon dart / 50 S. Palm, William Hartman Gallery, 48 S. Palm / Scarlett's Feathers, 53A S. Palm  Beauty Salons  Ana Molinari Salon, 52 S. Palm  Bookstores  Bookstore1 Sarasota, 1359 Main St.  Boutiques  Art to Walk On, 16 S. Palm / Eliett's on Palm, 45 S. Palm / Jflo-Boutique and Salon, 79 S. Palm / Marianne E Designs, 60 S. Palm / M. L. Gosling, 43 S. Palm  Restaurants  Caragiulos Italian Restaurant, 69 S. Palm / Café Epicure, 1298 S. Palm / Café Palm, 1341 Main St. / Selva Grille, 1345 Main St. / Sports Page Bar and Grille, 1319 Main St.


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