City and county administrative offices to be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day Parade and ceremony to be conducted on Nov. 11 in Sarasota; Englewood also to host observance

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City and County of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, the city has announced.

The city, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will host the 2018 Veterans Day Parade and ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, a city release says. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Osprey Avenue; it will end at Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park at the corner of Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue. A ceremony will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the park.

This year’s ceremony will honor Vietnam veterans and all female veterans, including those who served in World War II, the release points out. The theme of the 2018 Veterans Day events in the city will be All Gave Some. Some Gave All.

Additionally, the county has announced that the Englewood Community Redevelopment Area and the Friends of Englewood Veterans Memorial and Freedom Pavilion will host the third annual Veterans Day Celebration of Honor at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Englewood Veterans Memorial, which is located at 10 Harbor Lane in Englewood.

That event is free and open to the public, a county release says. Refreshments will be served.

On Nov. 12, the city news release emphasizes, “Garbage, recycling and yard waste pickups will not be affected.” No changes will be in effect for customers in the unincorporated areas of the county, either, a county news release points out.

All county libraries, recreation centers and the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County will be closed Nov. 12, the county release adds.

Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus service, including paratransit service and the Siesta Key Breeze, will operate on a regular schedule Monday, the county release notes.

Hours of operation at city recreation and cultural arts facilities will vary as follows, the release says:

  • Arlington Park and Aquatic Center, located at 2650 Waldemere St., will be closed.
  • Bobby Jones Golf Club, located at 1000 Circus Blvd., will be open for regular hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Lido Pool, located at 400 Benjamin Franklin Drive, will be closed.
  • Payne Park Tennis Center, located at 2050 Adams Lane, will be open for limited hours: 7:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, located at 1845 John RiversSt., will be open for limited hours: 6 to 10 a.m.
  • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail, will be closed.

The Central County Landfill, located at 4000 Knights Trail Road, and the Citizens’ Convenience Center, which stands at 4010 Knights Trail Road — both in Nokomis — will be open on Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the county release says. However, the Central County Landfill administrative office will be closed.

The Chemical Collection Center and Re-Uz-It Shop, located at 8750 Bee Ridge Road, will be open Monday, the county release adds, but the Chemical Collection Center located at 250 S. Jackson Road will be closed.

For more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit