Happy Birthday on April 15, Leonardo da Vinci! The great painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer was born in 1452. Leonardo was the original Renaissance man. As an inventor, he dreamed big, and many of his designs were prescient of inventions centuries later, including the helicopter. "Da Vinci Machines" at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W, features 60 machines, handcrafted by Italian craftsmen from da Vinci's designs. Shown is a glider. It continues through July 7. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15.95, $13.95 for seniors and military with ID and $11.95 for children 4 to 14. Under 4 free. discoverdavinci.com.
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