1. On a rare rainy day in paradise, spend the day knocking down some pins at AMF Lanes. amf.com/venicelanes, 941.484.0666

2. Get your speed on or take a slow cruise by renting a jet ski for a day. Cool Breeze Rentals. 941.485.3333

3. Sink your teeth into one of Venice’s best burgers at Norma Jean’s Sports Grill. 941.492.5524 normajeanssportsgrill.com

4. Grab some delicious sandwiches from Obee’s and picnic at Maxine Barritt Park next to Sharky’s. The Gulf views are breathtaking. Obee’s, 261 Tamiami Trail, 941.486.0988

5. Dying for a getaway? Treat your family to a staycation full of fun and activities at the Royal Coachman RV Resort in Nokomis. 877.570.2267

6. Spend father’s day grilling for dad or just treat him to lunch at Gold Rush BBQ. 661 S. Tamiami Trail, call 941.483.3137, goldrushbbq.com

7. Make your mom a cool new necklace or bracelet this Mother’s Day. Get beautiful beads and fun ideas at Artistry With Beads. Call 941.480.1212, silversmithsupply.com

8. Make your trash someone else’s treasure. Donate your unwanted things to the Elephant’s Trunk Thrift Shop. elephantstrunkthrift.com, 941.483.3056

9. Impress your friends by becoming a vino expert. Take winemaking classes at Catania’s Winery. Call 941.475.7553 for dates and pricing.

10. Summer nights with friends are better with s’mores. Kick your s’more’s up a notch with some delectable fudge from Kilwin’s. 207 W. Venice Ave. 941.485.5900

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