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Calendar

Schedule of events happening in Englewood, East Englewood, Rotonda, Cape Haze, Placida, Grove City, Gulf Cove, South Gulf Cove and El Jobean.

This week

Mon­day, Jan. 19

(Most county facil­i­ties are closed for MLK Day)

Men’s Fel­low­ship Prayer Break­fast, 7 to 8 a.m. Every Mon­day, Engle­wood United Methodist Church Fel­low­ship Hall, 700 E. Dear­born St., for men of all denom­i­na­tions. Good food and infor­ma­tive pro­grams. $2 dona­tion. 474‑5588.

Myakka River Wood­carvers, 8 to 11 a.m. Mon­days, Encore RV Park, 3737 El Jobean Road, El Jobean. All are wel­come. 697‑7933

Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 180 Langsner St. Foursquare Gospel Church and St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church sup­ply the only Engle­wood food pantry that is open five days a week. The pantry needs canned meats and fruits, instant pota­toes, pasta prod­ucts, rice, beans of any kind, peanut but­ter and jelly. Dona­tions can be dropped off at Foursquare or St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. 941−276−6720.

Free Guided Nature Walk, 9 a.m., Oys­ter Creek/Ann Dever Regional Park, 6791 San Casa Drive. Join Greg Brez­icki on a guided walk through the old growth pine flat­woods and man­grove fringe. Meet at the San Casa entrance.

St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 485 S. Indi­ana Ave. St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop pro­vides cloth­ing and sundry items at afford­able prices.  The first week of the month and every Sat­ur­day are yellow-tag sale days (half price).  941−474−1047

Moms & Tots Nature Adven­ture, 10 to 11 a.m., Cedar Point Envi­ron­men­tal Park, 2300 Placida Road. Theme will be “New Year’s Beauty.” All chil­dren must be accom­pa­nied by an adult. Reser­va­tions are required. 941−475−0769

Al-Anon, 10 a.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. Mon­day Morn­ing Sun­shine Group for rel­a­tives and friends of per­sons with prob­lems of alco­holism or addiction.

Bingo, 10:30 a.m., St. Fran­cis Church Hall, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City. Free cof­fee and dough­nuts at inter­mis­sion. Through May 15. 697‑4899, 697‑4525

All You Can Eat Spaghetti, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. $7.50. Open to the pub­lic. Entertainment.

 Tues­day, Jan. 20

TOPS, 7:30 a.m., 401 S. Broad­way Road. Visit a meet­ing at St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church for free. Dis­cover car­ing, sup­port­ive friends to help you take off and keep off pounds sensibly.

Beach yoga, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tues­days, Engle­wood Beach. All Wel­come. Bring an extra-large towel or blan­ket. Dona­tion. 473‑0135

Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 180 Langsner St. Foursquare Gospel Church and St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church sup­ply the only Engle­wood food pantry that is open five days a week. The pantry needs canned meats and fruits, instant pota­toes, pasta prod­ucts, rice, beans of any kind, peanut but­ter and jelly. Dona­tions can be dropped off at Foursquare or St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. 941−276−6720.

Hawai­ian Hula for Begin­ners, 9 to 10 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6970 Mine­ola and May­port Roads. Learn favorites includ­ing “Tiny Bub­bles” and “Pearly Shells.” $6/class. 474‑6412

St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 485 S. Indi­ana Ave. St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop pro­vides cloth­ing and sundry items at afford­able prices.  The first week of the month and every Sat­ur­day are yellow-tag sale days (half price).  941−474−1047

Mas­ter Gar­dener help desk, 10 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Get answers to your gar­den­ing questions.

“Afford­able Care Act: Tax Impli­ca­tions,” 10:30 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Get answers to your ques­tions about the Afford­able Care Act (ACA) and your taxes. H&R Block presents a free work­shop. Find out who qual­i­fies, who may face a tax penalty, and what exemp­tions are avail­able and who qual­i­fies for them.

Faith and Fel­low­ship, 10:30 a.m. to noon, St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. A group of men and women read and dis­cuss a book with a spir­i­tual mes­sage in an infor­mal set­ting. There is no home­work and no expense for par­tic­i­pants. New mem­bers are welcome.

Engle­wood Rotary Club lunch and meet­ing, noon to 1 p.m., Sun­coast Audi­to­rium, 700 Med­ical Blvd. $9 per per­son for mem­bers and their guests. 474‑0987

Engle­wood Com­puter Club, 1 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. The club meets to help folks work­ing to under­stand and use their per­sonal com­put­ers. Seniors are wel­come to attend.

Friend to Friend, 1 to 3 p.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church Room 109/110), 1100 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove. This social gath­er­ing pro­vides a place where adults of all ages can meet for fel­low­ship and develop new friend­ships. Expect fun, laugh­ter, a relaxed atmos­phere, and more fun! If you wish to attend, all you need to bring is a non-alcoholic bev­er­age for your­self, a wide-open heart, and a wel­come spirit. 941−697−1747; e-mail gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net.

Teen Scene, 5 to 7 p.m. Tues­days, Jen­ner­a­tions Well­ness Fit­ness Cen­ter, 2828 S. McCall Road No. 7. Kids ages 10 to 17 are wel­come to work out in a safe and mon­i­tored envi­ron­ment. Stop in for a free trial. This pro­gram is designed to put exer­cise back into our children’s lives while cre­at­ing a healthy habit of well­ness. 460‑8177

Dual Diag­no­sis Recov­ery Anony­mous, 5 to 6 p.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. 12-step pro­gram for those suf­fer­ing a men­tal ill­ness and an addiction.

Texas Hold-‘em Poker, 5 to 10 p.m., Bay City Grille, 115 W. Dear­born St. Non-gambling event. 941−240−2675

Fun Cho­rus, 6:30 p.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. The group does not hold to a tight musi­cal expec­ta­tion and enjoys singing for retire­ment cen­ters, assisted liv­ing res­i­dences, and senior cit­i­zen com­mu­ni­ties in addi­tion to per­form­ing a spring con­cert. Con­tact R Wei­land, 474‑1510.

 Wednes­day, Jan. 21

UMW Cre­ative Work­shop, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Engle­wood United Methodist Church Fel­low­ship Hall, 700 E. Dear­born St. Drop in to make quilts, pil­lows, Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, children’s and other novel items that raise money for local char­i­ties. 475‑0602

Engle-Walkers Club, 9 to 10 a.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. Indi­vid­u­al­ized, progress track­ing of dis­tances and/or time walked. Uti­lize a vari­ety of walk­ing paths; rotate between out­door, marked trails and indoor laps in gym­na­sium. 861‑1980

Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 180 Langsner St. Foursquare Gospel Church and St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church sup­ply the only Engle­wood food pantry that is open five days a week. The pantry needs canned meats and fruits, instant pota­toes, pasta prod­ucts, rice, beans of any kind, peanut but­ter and jelly. Dona­tions can be dropped off at Foursquare or St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. 941−276−6720.

Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. $4 per class, pen to all lev­els. Instruc­tor: Denise Man­guse. 475‑1180

Line Danc­ing with Eve, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednes­days, Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. First hour easy dances. Pub­lic wel­come. $4. 697‑8733

St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 485 S. Indi­ana Ave. St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop pro­vides cloth­ing and sundry items at afford­able prices.  The first week of the month and every Sat­ur­day are yellow-tag sale days (half price).  941−474−1047

Engle­wood Geneal­ogy Society’s Begin­ning Geneal­ogy group, 10 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St.

Coun­cil of Catholic Women Luncheon/Card Party, noon to 3 p.m., St. Raphael Activ­ity Cen­ter, 770 Kil­bourne Ave. Ticket dona­tion is $7. Door prizes. Card party is open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions required. Call 416‑3689 to pur­chase tickets.

Noon Day Eucharist, noon, St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. Mid-day casual Holy Com­mu­nion and Reflection.

Knit­ters for Appalachia, 1 to 3 p.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way.  474‑3140

iPads for Begin­ners Class, 1:30 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Learn hands-on iPad basics, Inter­net brows­ing, down­load­ing apps, how to take a photo and more. Reg­is­tra­tion is required and lim­ited to 10 peo­ple. To reg­is­ter go to www.scgov.net/library and click on this event on the calendar.

Food for the Soul, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road, Gulf Cove. The Rev. Bill con­ducts Pastor’s Bible Study, based on next Sunday’s ser­mon. From 5:30 to 6 p.m., an optional, light din­ner is served; if you are able to pay, the cost is $3 per per­son with a $10 fam­ily max­i­mum. At 6 p.m., there are var­i­ous activ­i­ties for all ages. A nurs­ery is avail­able for the very young through pre-K; Jesus Rocks is offered for grades K-5; all youth in grades 6–12 are invited to join the ECHO (Ener­gized Chris­tians Help­ing Oth­ers); and adult ses­sions are also offered. All ses­sions end at 7:30 p.m. 941−697−1747; gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net; gulfcovechurch.com

Engle­wood Authors Group, 5 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St.

Teen Advi­sory Group, 5:30 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Ages 12 to 18

Crib­bage, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednes­days, Rotonda Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 3754 Cape Haze Drive. Seven games against dif­fer­ent oppo­nents. $5 per per­son, all goes to prize pot. ACC rules, no mug­gins. A new deck of cards will be given to any­one who scores 24, 28, 29 or grand slam hand on the last play day of the month. Boston Bob, 276‑1511 or Jim at 697‑7535

Spir­i­tual book dis­cus­sion, 6 p.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way Road. A small group of men and women meet bi-weekly on the first and third Wednes­days of the month to dis­cuss a book with a spir­i­tual theme and share faith and sup­port.  New mem­bers always wel­come. 941−474−3140

St. David’s Youth Group Meet­ings, 6 p.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way Road. Weekly meet­ing to pre­pare a meal together, tend the gar­den, plan activ­i­ties, have fun. All com­mu­nity youth are wel­come. Con­tact Robin, 941−475−7848

Teen Game Nibght, 6:30 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Ages 9 to 18.

Hawai­ian Hula Danc­ing, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednes­days, Sun­coast Audi­to­rium, 700 Med­ical Blvd. Part of the H2U pro­gram at Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal. 474‑6412

Tim Zim­mer­man and The King’s Brass, 7 p.m., Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St. Music Min­istry Con­cert Series. Reper­toire ranges from clas­si­cal and hymn favorites through jazz spir­i­tu­als and patri­otic marches.  Pur­chase the $10 tick­ets online at www.englewoodumc.net, in the church office, or at the door.  Stu­dent admis­sion is free with a pay­ing adult. 474‑5588 weekdays.

­­­­Thurs­day, Jan. 22

TOPS 512, 7:30 a.m., Cham­ber of Com­merce, 601 S. Indi­ana Ave. Take off pounds sen­si­bly. Vis­i­tors wel­come. 475‑8744

Beach yoga, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thurs­days, Engle­wood Beach. All Wel­come. Bring an extra-large towel or blan­ket. Dona­tion. 473‑0135

Engle­wood Farm­ers Mar­ket, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Dear­born Street. Florida-grown fresh and organic pro­duce, six bak­ers includ­ing gluten free, fresh Florida wild caught seafood, a mar­ket butcher, gourmet food arti­sans, trop­i­cal plants, orchids, fresh cut flow­ers, cof­fee, tea, spices, olive oils, live music and more. Engle­wood Farm­ers Mar­ket wel­comes SNAP par­tic­i­pants and is launch­ing a 2-for-1 Florida Access Bucks bonus dol­lars when you pur­chase Florida-grown pro­duce and cit­rus.  www.englewoodfarmersmarket.org.

All Com­ers Bas­ket­ball, 9 to 11 a.m., Tringali Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Pick-up basketball.

Par­ents Time Out, 9 a.m., Engle­wood United Methodist Church. FREE drop-in child care for chil­dren ages 1 to 5. Fun filled morn­ing with games, sto­ries and crafts. For more details, call 941−681−3169 or visit the website.

Quilt­ing group, 9 a.m. to noon, St. David’s Parish Hall, 401 S. Broad­way Road. All quil­ters are wel­come. Quilts are made for Appalachia, Head Start and other char­i­ta­ble groups. Quil­ters also may work on their own projects. Con­tact Joan Plock, 941−698−1384; layneplock@embarqmail.com

Indoor Bad­minton, 9 to 11 a.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. $2 per per­son. Drop-in pro­gram. Loaner equip­ment available.

Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 180 Langsner St. Foursquare Gospel Church and St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church sup­ply the only Engle­wood food pantry that is open five days a week. The pantry needs canned meats and fruits, instant pota­toes, pasta prod­ucts, rice, beans of any kind, peanut but­ter and jelly. Dona­tions can be dropped off at Foursquare or St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. 941−276−6720.

Crafty Ladies of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church Oak’s Cove, (behind church), 1100 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove. Hand-crafted items are avail­able every Thurs­day morn­ing (except hol­i­days) from 9 to 11:30 a.m. gulfcovechurch.com. 941−697−5533; e-mail gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net.

A Quiet Time with God, 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs­days, St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. Come any­time dur­ing the hour and stay for as long as you wish to pray or medi­ate. We will pray for each other if any­one has a request, oth­er­wise pri­vate, indi­vid­ual time in our chapel area. All are wel­come. 474‑3140

Line Danc­ing Club, 9:30 a.m. Thurs­days, Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indi­ana Ave. Engle­wood Coun­try Lin­ers 423‑1898; 697‑3100

St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 485 S. Indi­ana Ave. St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop pro­vides cloth­ing and sundry items at afford­able prices. The first week of the month and every Sat­ur­day are yellow-tag sale days (half price). 941−474−1047

iPads for Begin­ners Part II, 10 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Infor­ma­tion Ser­vices Librar­i­ans Erin Thayer and Vic­tor Lorand are offer­ing a class that builds on the begin­ners class and includes top­ics such as using email, sav­ing and shar­ing, orga­niz­ing apps, and how to down­load eBooks using your library card. iPads are avail­able for par­tic­i­pants use. Reg­is­tra­tion is required to attend and lim­ited to 10 par­tic­i­pants. Reg­is­ter online at www.scgov.net/library by click­ing on the event on the calendar.

Hawai­ian Hula for Begin­ners, 10 to 11 a.m. Thurs­days, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6970 Mine­ola and May­port Roads.

Exer­cise Class for Parkinson’s and Neu­ro­log­i­cal Dis­or­ders, 10 to 11 a.m. Char­lotte County Parks & Recre­ation, Oys­ter Creek Cen­ter (room near pool), 6791 San Casa Drive. An exer­cise pro­gram by Deb Koy to increase flex­i­bil­ity, strength and coor­di­na­tion. Improve com­mu­ni­ca­tion, voice power and speech clar­ity. $8 per class. Monthly dis­counts. 941−681−3743

Health Insur­ance Mar­ket­place Sign-Up Help, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Cer­ti­fied appli­ca­tion coun­selors from Health and Human Ser­vices will be avail­able to help you sign up for or renew your insur­ance. This ser­vice is free and no reg­is­tra­tion is required to attend.

Lap Time, 10:45 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St.

Story Time, 11 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St.

Engle­wood Bridge Club, noon to 4 p.m. Rotonda Golf & Coun­try Club, 100 Rotonda Cir­cle. $2. 698‑7945

Indoor Pick­le­ball, 1 to 3 p.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. $2 per per­son. Drop-in pro­gram. All skill lev­els wel­come. Loaner equip­ment available.

Women’s Resource Cen­ter Peer Coun­sel­ing, 1 to 4 p.m., Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St. Make an indi­vid­ual appoint­ment with a trained, car­ing, non-judgmental vol­un­teer who lis­tens, pro­vides sup­port and makes refer­rals. Call The Women’s Resource Cen­ter of Sarasota’s Venice office to sched­ule a con­fi­den­tial appoint­ment. $5. 941−485−9724 www.theWomensResourceCenter.org.

Knit­ting Group, 1 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Bring your lat­est knit­ting project and make new friends, or get some help on your lat­est project.

Pick­le­ball, 1 to 4 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 460 N. Access Road. Pick­le­ball pad­dles and balls will be avail­able. All lev­els. 941−681−3742

“A Great Big Adven­ture on a Good Lit­tle Boat,” 2 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Hear about Linda Petrat’s three– month voy­age on her 22-foot rac­ing sloop from Kit­tery, Maine to Sara­sota.  Linda’s jour­ney con­tains pro­found lessons for every­one faced with life-changing events – espe­cially those who want to come out the other side, whole and happy.

Angel Food Min­istries, 4 p.m., St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. Get qual­ity food at a low cost from Angel Food Min­istries. Order at St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church office from 4 to 5 p.m. Thurs­day. Deliv­ery at St. David’s parish hall the last Sat­ur­day of each month. Cash, Debit/Credit, SNAP. Order on-line at www.angelfoodministries.com with debit or credit cards. There are no qual­i­fi­ca­tions, min­i­mums, income restric­tions or appli­ca­tions. Every­one is encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. Con­tact M L Mat­teo 475‑1334.

Zumba, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Tringali Rec Cen­ter, 3450 N. Access Road. 941−681−3742

Kiwa­nis Club of Englewood/Cape Haze, 6 to 7 p.m. Thurs­days, Sassy Snap­per, 70 N. Indi­ana Ave. Net­work­ing begins at 5:30. Every­one is wel­come to attend. 445‑0751

Engle­wood Toast­mas­ters, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Thurs­days, Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St. Toast­mas­ters Inter­na­tional is a non-profit orga­ni­za­tion that gives its mem­bers the oppor­tu­nity to develop and improve their pub­lic speak­ing abil­i­ties through local club meet­ings, train­ing sem­i­nars and speech con­tests. 697‑1352

Divorce­Care, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 900 E. Dear­born St. The goal is to help peo­ple who have been divorced deal with the pain of the past and look for­ward to rebuild­ing their lives. Facil­i­ta­tor: Dr. Con­nie Ellis and Charles Fust. Pre-register by call­ing 941−474−5588. Free Child­care will be pro­vided upon request. $15 for the price of the book.

 Fri­day, Jan. 23

Free Guided Nature Walk, 8 a.m., Amber­jack Envi­ron­men­tal Park, 6450 Gas­par­illa Pines Blvd. in Rotonda. Join Jane Wal­lace on this fast-paced 1.5-mile trek and yoga ses­sion. Meet in the park­ing lot at the end of Gas­par­illa Pines Blvd. 941−475−0769

Gar­den­ing, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fri­days, Lemon Bay Gar­den Club, 480 Yale St. Learn about Florida plants, prun­ing, and prop­a­ga­tion while work­ing with us in our club­house gar­dens. 475‑3192

13th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove. Art, pho­tog­ra­phy, wood­work­ing, jew­elry, quilt­ing, ceram­ics, cloth­ing, hand­bags, and more. Bev­er­ages, snacks, and lunch will be avail­able. Ven­dors will be inside, out­side, on the porch. (941) 697‑7281; http://gulfcovechurch.com.

Liv­ing the Ques­tions, 9 a.m. to noon, St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 404 South Broad­way Road. An intro­duc­tion to pro­gres­sive Chris­tian­ity. Top­ics are thought pro­vok­ing, rel­e­vant, and some­times, con­tro­ver­sial. The for­mat includes wor­ship, a DVD seg­ment, and guided dis­cus­sion. The group meets in the Parish Hall of St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church sec­ond and fourth Fri­days, begin­ning in Octo­ber and end­ing in May.

Engle-Walkers Club, 9 to 10 a.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. Indi­vid­u­al­ized, progress track­ing of dis­tances and/or time walked. Uti­lize a vari­ety of walk­ing paths; rotate between out­door, marked trails and indoor laps in gym­na­sium. 861‑1980

Food Pantry, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 180 Langsner St. Foursquare Gospel Church and St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church sup­ply the only Engle­wood food pantry that is open five days a week. The pantry needs canned meats and fruits, instant pota­toes, pasta prod­ucts, rice, beans of any kind, peanut but­ter and jelly. Dona­tions can be dropped off at Foursquare or St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church, 401 S. Broad­way. 941−276−6720.

Line Danc­ing with Eve, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fri­days, Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. First hour easy dances. Pub­lic wel­come. $4. 697‑8733

Com­fort Con­nec­tion, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri­days, Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St. Super­vised care and social­iza­tion for home-bound adults, regard­less of dis­abil­ity, to allow care­givers per­sonal time. Facil­i­tated by a reg­is­tered nurse and staffed by vol­un­teers from five local churches. $20 for five hours or $5 an hour for less time, includes snack and lunch. Frees reduced or waived for finan­cial need. Reg­is­tra­tion on site. 255‑9192; 474‑5588.

Amer­i­can Legion All-You-Can-Eat Din­ner, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. $10. Open to the public.

Free Poker Games, 5 p.m. Armadillo’s Bil­liard & Brew, 622 N. Indi­ana Ave. Play until close. 941−474−2356

Engle­wood Elks Bingo, 5:45 p.m., Engle­wood Elks Lodge, 401 N. Indi­ana Ave. Open to the public.

Tae Kwon Do, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. Ages 7–15, free. Instruc­tor: Ron Blago. 861‑1980

Sin­gles Soci­ety, 7 to 9 p.m., Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St. Fel­low­ship, food, and fun for 50’s to mid-70’s senior sin­gles. Weekly, except on or around hol­i­days, in Lampp Office Build­ing Mary Martha Suite. See www.englewoodumc.net for sched­ule. 474‑5588

Sat­ur­day, Jan. 24

13th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove. Art, pho­tog­ra­phy, wood­work­ing, jew­elry, quilt­ing, ceram­ics, cloth­ing, hand­bags, and more. Bev­er­ages, snacks, and lunch will be avail­able. Ven­dors will be inside, out­side, on the porch. (941) 697‑7281; http://gulfcovechurch.com.

Beach yoga, 9 to 10 a.m. Sat­ur­days, Engle­wood Beach. All Wel­come. Bring an extra-large towel or blan­ket. Dona­tion. 473‑0135.

Turbo Kick­box­ing, 9 to 10 a.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. Ages 18 and older, $4 per class. Fast-paced, car­dio work­out set to music. Con­tact Tiff at 809‑6128 or email tiffany122807@gmail.com.

St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 485 S. Indi­ana Ave. St. David’s Epis­co­pal Church Thrift Shop pro­vides cloth­ing and sundry items at afford­able prices.  The first week of the month and every Sat­ur­day are yellow-tag sale days (half price).  941−474−1047

Ten­nis clin­ics, 10 a.m. to noon Sat­ur­days, Rotonda Park & Pre­serve Ten­nis Courts, 100 Rotonda Blvd. East, Rotonda West. Clin­ics cover all aspects of the game. $30 per clinic. 681‑3742

Lis­ten & Learn Span­ish Sto­ry­time, 10:30 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Ages 3 to 11.

Sun­day, Jan. 25

Moose Lodge Break­fast, 9 a.m. to noon Sun­days, Engle­wood Moose Lodge, 55 W. Dear­born St. Order all you’d like for $5. Com­plete break­fast with table ser­vice and all made to order. Enjoy break­fast and help local Moose char­i­ties. Din­ing entrance and park­ing is in rear of build­ing (on Green Street). For menu, go to the web­site. 473‑2670

Church ser­vice, 9 a.m., Hol­i­day Travel Park, 1475 Flamingo Drive. Non-sectarian ser­vices in the club­house with the Rev. Bob Trim­ble. 810−845−5257

Signed Wor­ship Ser­vice, 9:30 a.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road, Gulf Cove. Con­tem­po­rary wor­ship ser­vice dur­ing which the ser­mon is sup­ple­mented by sign lan­guage for the hear­ing impaired. 941−697−1747; gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net; gulfcovechurch.com

Fam­ily Nature Activ­ity & Walk, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Cedar Point Envi­ron­men­tal Park, 2300 Placida Road. Pro­gram with the “Puc Puggy” (Flower Hunter) Club. Open to kids from third through eighth grades accom­pa­nied by parent(s) or guardian. Dress appro­pri­ately for weather con­di­tions, wear sen­si­ble shoes and bring bug repel­lent. RSVP 941−475−0769.

Coming soon…

Mon­day Jan. 26

Free Guided Nature Walk, 9 a.m., Bill Coy/Buck Creek Pre­serve, 5350 Placida Road. Join Glo­ria Hansen on a guided walk through the 81-acre scrubby flat­woods and man­grove swamp. Meet in the park­ing lot. 941−475−0769

Wednes­day, Jan. 28

Sea­grass Adven­ture Wad­ing Trip , 9 a.m., Cedar Point Park, 2300 Placida Road. Join Bobbi Rodgers in search of marine organ­isms such as sea horse, crabs and juve­nile fish.  Reg­is­tra­tion required. 941−475−0769

Engle­wood Geneal­ogy Soci­ety of Florida, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Engle­wood Sports Com­plex, 1300 River Road. This is the group’s 13th anniver­sary. Guest speaker will Be George G. Mor­gan, who will talk about ancestry.com. $5 fee.

Fri­day, Jan. 30

Free Guided Nature Walk, 8 a.m., Amber­jack Envi­ron­men­tal Park, 6450 Gas­par­illa Pines Blvd. in Rotonda. Join Jane Wal­lace on this fast-paced 1.5-mile trek and yoga ses­sion. Meet in the park­ing lot at the end of Gas­par­illa Pines Blvd. 941−475−0769 

Coun­cil of Catholic Women Rummage/Bake Sale, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Raphael Activ­ity Cen­ter, 770 Kil­bourne Ave. Admis­sion $4 per per­son. Open to the pub­lic. Dona­tions may be dropped off Jan. 28, 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the cen­ter. No large items (such as fur­ni­ture, exer­cise equip., TV’s, com­put­ers, stoves etc.) accepted. 473‑2431.

Sat­ur­day, Jan. 31

Coun­cil of Catholic Women Rummage/Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Raphael Activ­ity Cen­ter, 770 Kil­bourne Ave. Admis­sion is free. Open to the pub­lic. Dona­tions may be dropped off Jan. 28, 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the cen­ter. No large items (such as fur­ni­ture, exer­cise equip., TV’s, com­put­ers, stoves etc.) accepted. 473‑2431.

“Ser­mon in Song,” 3 p.m., Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St., in the Sanc­tu­ary. Pianist Jean Walker will per­form a pro­gram of famil­iar hymns and other sacred music, with Dave Ham­blin and other vocal soloists. A high­light will be inter­pre­ta­tion of scrip­ture in chalk by artist Major Charles Smith as Walker accom­pa­nies him. A free will offer­ing will be accepted.

Thurs­day, Feb. 5

Florida Sun­coast Water­color Society’s Juried Exhi­bi­tion Recep­tion, 5 to 7 p.m., Art­Cen­ter Man­a­tee, 209 — 9th Street West, Braden­ton. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be pro­vided. Cash awards and rib­bons will be pre­sented at the recep­tion. “Open Aque­ous Show” runs Feb. 2-March 11. www.artcentermanatee.org

Fri­day, Feb. 6

Pig Pickin’, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove. $10. North Carolina-style pulled pork plus the extras — baked beans, cole slaw, bun, pickle, sauce on the side, and uten­sils. Dine in and get a bev­er­age thrown in or use the EZ Drive-Thru to pick up take-outs. For dessert, pur­chase your choice of cook­ies from the $5-per-container Cookie Dash table. Tick­ets avail­able from paris­hon­ers or the church office, open Mon­day through Thurs­day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri­day from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 941−697−1747; gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net.

Wednes­day, Feb. 11

Coun­cil of Catholic Women,  fol­low­ing 8:30 a.m. Mass,  St. Raphael Church, 770  Kil­bourne Ave. Monthly meet­ing. Guests will be the Tringali Tap­pers. Guests and new mem­bers are wel­come.  473‑9506.

Thurs­day, Feb. 12

Rotonda West Woman’s Club Lun­cheon, 11:30 a.m., Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Care Clinic Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Beth Har­ri­son will be the fea­tured speaker. Lunch reser­va­tions due by Feb. 6. Choices are ham­burger w/macaroni salad or taco salad. Dessert is apple crisp. The cost for lunch is $9. Email rwwclunch@yahoo.com or call Ann at 697‑6905. Guests are welcome.

Coun­cil of Catholic Women Fash­ion Show/Luncheon,  noon, Boca Royale Golf & Coun­try Club, 1601 Engle­wood Road.  Ticket dona­tion $25. Open to the pub­lic. For tick­ets, call 473‑2431 or 474‑1329 or pur­chase in St. Raphael Church office.