Sarasota – WANTED: A FEW GOOD MEN for the next “STIR IT UP 60+ Speed Dating and More…” event Aug. 25 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Friendship Center (1888 Brother Geenen Way), Sarasota.

“Stir it Up” is an exciting community series for persons 60+, hosted by The Friendship Centers and Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson. From the opening icebreaker to speed dating, and a rock’n’roll dance party, it’s an evening of fun and an opportunity to meet new friends. Tickets are $20, and include light fare and wine.  A buy one ticket, get one free special until Aug. 10, is an added incentive to bring a friend. Tickets are available by contacting Paige Giasson at the Friendship Center, or calling 941.556.3265.

Sponsors for the STIR IT UP! series are:  Wilde Automotive Family, The Rosemary, Life Planning Law Firm Elderlaw and Estate planning, The Observer Group and SRQ Media.

“We’re looking for a few good men, because finding a balance between male and female attendees is a challenge, not just in Sarasota, but nationwide,” said Giasson. At this time, reservations for women are filled.

The series opener, June 8, at Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson, drew 47 singles ranging in age from 50 to 94, and attendees had a great time getting to know each other on each 5 minute “date.”

Mark Your Calendar The “Stir it Up 60+ Speed Dating” series continues with events Monday, Oct. 24 at Kobernick House, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Friendship Center, Monday, Feb. 20 at Kobernick House, and Tuesday, April 12 at the Friendship Center.