January events at Robinson Preserve

Bradenton – The weather is beautiful and although you don’t need a reason to be outdoors, there is always something in the area that helps you figure out what to do once you get out of the house. Robinson Preserve is hosting a series of free events this week to give you a taste of the beautiful Manatee County sights and sounds.

Robinson Preserve Nature PReserveOn Thursday January 15th from 10am-11am experience a Tai-Chi and Qigong class. Suitable for beginners and experts, it will include an exploration of both styles of martial arts. Reservations are required. Call 941-742-5757 ext. 6.

Enjoy a Master Gardener tour on Sunday January 18th from 9am-11am with Master Gardener Sam Starrett.

The annual Robinson Preserve Race at Couch to 5K takes place on Tuesday January 20th from 5pm-6pm. The walk and run program starts out slow and is good for runners of all experience levels 13 and up. Reservations are required. Call 941-748-4501 ext. 6044.

The Preserve Ambassadors for Robinson Preserve are joining on Wednesday January 21st from 2pm-4pm. They will be hosting a course designed to help volunteers learn more about Manatee County’s preserve system. The first course focuses on Robinson Preserve’s history, habitats and wildlife. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and pin for this course. Reservations are required. Call 941-748-4501 ext. 6039.


Palmetto – 5th Annual River Regatta Race

River-RegattaThe Regatta Pointe Marina hosts the 5th annual River Regatta race held Saturday, June 29th, 2013. All races are held on the Manatee River. The competitors schedule is as follows: Friday, June 28 6:00pm to 7:00pm Check-in/On-site Registration; 7:30pm Skippers Meeting (All race meetings will include complimentary food and beer!) Saturday, June 29 10:30am Warning Signal for race; 5:00pm Awards Ceremony & Party (Race day will also include complimentary beer & entertainment!)

The race will be governed by the current Racing Rules of Sailing and the West Florida PHRF Class Rules. Participants without a PHRF certificate will be assigned a rating at the discretion of the Regatta Chair. Its open to all Sailboats. Classes you can expect to see include: Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, True Cruiser, Pocket Cruiser, Racer Cruiser, and Multihull.

If you would like to compete eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form which can be found at the Riverhouse Reef & Grill website and only costs $45 to register. All registrations received after Monday, June 17, 2013 will be charged a $10 late registration fee. Each entry will receive one Saturday night dinner ticket, one regatta shirt and one regatta hat. Shirts and hats for late applicants are subject to availability.

Regatta Pointe Marina
1005 Riverside Dr
Palmetto, FL 34221