Between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM you are most welcome at our Booth. Join the fun or volunteer to help Sister Cities Association of Sarasota. 

Location of the Festival is Robarts Arena, Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Like last year SCAS will showcase all our Sister Cities, including Dunfermline, Scotland. This is a great opportunity to recruit new members by acquainting the public about Sister Cities, what we do and how exciting it is to join this organization.

At 11:30 AM I hope to see many Board members support SCAS by marching in the Opening Parade, carrying our Banner. I am also looking for lots of SCAS member participation!!

Marchers in the Opening Parade will gather at the SCAS Booth at 11:15 AM. I'm counting on all our Sister Cities to have representation, LET'S DO IT, JOIN THE FUN!

Catch the Spirit of the Highland Games! Bagpipe music galore, Highland dancing, competitive Scottish sports like tossing the Caber, Sheepdog demonstrations and of course a wee dram of Whiskey to go with the Refreshments served at our SCAS Booth.

Saturday night, at 7:30 PM, world famous HOT CHILI PIPERS BAND from Scotland are performing. This will be a fantastic concert, a rare opportunity to see and hear them perform in Sarasota! Don't miss this opportunity!

Please contact Pauline Mitchell at or (941) 485 5199 asap to let her know what time you can help volunteer to take a turn at manning the SCAS Booth. Tickets to the Games can be purchased at the gates of Robarts Arena for $15,- or at Scots Corner, 17th Street, ahead of time for $12.00.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

More info at:

3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

Meet and Greet Wednesday January, 28 2015 4:30 to 7:30pm Poblanos

Come join us for a little "taste-tour" of our Sarasota’s Sister City Merida, Yucatan Mexico at Poblano’s Mexican Grill and Bar! Wednesday January, 28 2015 4:30 to 7:30pm

A Sister City for just 5 years, Merida has made social & economic exchanges with Sarasota.  Like Sarasota, Merida is a cultural center, featuring multiple museums, art galleries, and the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra! A large, modern city with traditional influences from the local Mayan culture, it boasts a population of almost One Million. "A Mexican city of its own Style"! 

With over 20 of Sarasota Sister City Members on tour this month, the Merida Tour will serve to enrich our partnership with Merida!

2nd place winner at the International Tasting Event, Poblano's  sponsored our Sister City in a big way!  Let's show our appreciation for their participation in this amazing event! Poblano's is well known for delicious, home-style Mexican food, friendly staff, a beautiful ambient setting, a full liquor bar, happy hour with wide selection of tequilas, cervezas and wines.

Happy Hour $3 Margaritas, House Wine and well drinks!

5779 53rd Ave East (a.k.a. SR 70)
Bradenton, FL 34203.....not as far as Merida!
Wednesday January, 28 2015 4:30 to 7:30pm
See you there!
Carrie Weaver

A Scottish Affair! Friday January 09, 2015 11:30AM

A Scottish Affair! 


Friday January 09, 2015 11:30AM                  

Join us Friday, January 9, 2015 for a Scottish Affair complete with Bagpipe Music and Colorful Tartans. Jeffrey LaHurd, Sarasota author, historian and recipient of 2014's Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s Individual Distinguished Service Award, will be presenting 

Our distinguished speaker Jeffrey LaHurd, Sarasota author, historian and Award Winner, will present:

"The Landing of the Scots thru the Roaring 20's".

Entertaining and informative, Mr. LaHurd will capture your attention with the History of the Scots settling in Sarasota.

A Scottish Affair: for Scots, wanna-be Scots and anyone else who enjoys a good time at a Sister Cities Lunch!

Here's to the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather!
Here's to the heroes that Scotland can boast,
May their names never dee - That's the Heilan' Man's Toast!

The luncheon will be at Beautiful Sara Bay Country Club, 7011 Willow Street Sarasota Florida 34243
on Friday, January 9, 2015 11:30am, with lunch served at noon.

The menu choices are:

Baked Salmon with Dill Sauce
Guinness Braised Short Ribs
Both served with Mashed Potatoes & Fresh Vegetable
California Veggie Burger
Served on a toasted English Muffin
with Grilled Tomato, Avocado, Melted Cheddar cheese and a side of fruit.

A Beautiful presentation of Scottish Trifle served for dessert!

Complemented by Walkers Shortbread and Chocolates Extraordinaire!

All meals include coffee, tea or soda. Cash bar is also available; please order directly with the wait staff.

RSVPs, meal selection and $25 payment are required by Tuesday, January 6, 2015
to meet requirements of the Sara Bay Country Club. 

SCAS Guest Luncheon Registration and they will receive their own customized link to RSVP.

Make checks payable to SCAS and mail to:

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
City Hall - 1565 First Street
Sarasota, FL 34236


Pauline Mitchell
SCAS City Director - Dunfermline, Scotland
Carrie Weaver
Director of Events, SCAS

Sara Bay Country Club    
7011 Willow St
Sarasota, FL 34243

Payment can be made electronically at:

Or by Check, payable to SCAS and mailed to:
Sister Cities Association of Sarasota
City Hall - 1565 First St.
Sarasota, FL 34236