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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, April 21

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Engle­wood Geneal­ogy Soci­ety of Florida MAC/Reunion Group, 10 a.m. to noon, Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Facil­i­tated by Cather­ine Varney.

Adult Skate, 10 a.m. to noon Mon­days, Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter Unit 4, 3460 S. McCall Road. $2. 681‑3742

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

Baby Doll Bal­let, 4 to 4:45 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Ages 3 to 6 years. $30 per month. Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

Baby Doll Bal­let, 4:45 to 5:30 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Ages 7 to 12 years. $30 per month. Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

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.

Free Movie Night, 5 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Hugh Grant stars as a man who gets news that his girl­friend is expect­ing, which sends him into a panic. Torn between the advice he gets from a well-meaning, over-bearing cou­ple and his buddy, the man is in seri­ous dan­ger of los­ing his mind and his girl­friend in this comedy.

Adult Bal­let, 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Adults who have pre­vi­ously danced. $30 per month. Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

Yoga with Linda Davi­son, 7 to 8 p.m. Mon­days, Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter Unit 2, Rooms A&B, 3460 S. McCall Road. $12/4 weeks. 681‑3742

 Tues­day, April 22

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 Plant Clinic 10 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Want to learn more about Florida-Friendly gar­dens, com­post­ing, or cit­rus trees? Need a plant or insect iden­ti­fied? Home­own­ers can receive research-based lawn, land­scape and pest man­age­ment help from the Uni­ver­sity of Florida. These ses­sions are made pos­si­ble through a part­ner­ship with UF/IFAS Exten­sion Sara­sota County.

Forty Car­rots, Part­ners in Play, 10:15 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Up to Age 5. Lim­ited to 12 fam­i­lies, first come, first served. 941−861−5000.

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

Friend to Friend, noon 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; email gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net. gulfcovechurch.com.

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

Tobacco Ces­sa­tion Class, 5 to 7 p.m., Adult Basic Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter, Town Square Mall, 1441 Tamiai Trail, Port Char­lotte. Free. For Char­lotte County Schools employ­ees and their fam­i­lies. Par­tic­i­pa­tion includes free tools and nico­tine replace­ment ther­apy. Classes are taught by pro­fes­sional ces­sa­tion spe­cial­ists, pro­vided by Gulf­coast South Area Health Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter. Pre-registration is required to attend: 941−552−1280 (ext. 27).

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, April 23

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

Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Florida Gulf Coast Chap­ter, 10 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Free sem­i­nar on “The Basics of Alzheimer’s Dis­ease and Related Demen­tia.” No reg­is­tra­tion is required. This topic should be of inter­est to care­givers, fam­i­lies and health­care professionals.

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

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

Ele­men­tary bal­let, 5 to 5:45 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Ages 3 to 6 years. $30 per month. Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

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

Adult Bal­let, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Adults with no expe­ri­ence. $30 per month. Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

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

Body in Motion, 6 to 6:45 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. $30 a month. Put your body in motion, Breath-Flex-Health-Fitness with Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

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

Adult Tap, 7 to 7:45 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Radio City Rockette-style tap, no expe­ri­ence required. $30 per month. Instruc­tor Susanna Mazzar.

Thurs­day, April 24

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. Fruits, organic veg­eta­bles, fresh Ger­man breads, gourmet French foods, fresh seafood, bon­sai plants, orchids, gar­den plants, ket­tle corn, and more. Open through thee end of May. 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 http://www.foundations-eumc.com.

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. You do not need to wait for the Fall Bazaar or the Jan­u­ary Arts & Crafts Show to pur­chase hand-crafted items. They 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

Senior Friend­ship Cen­ter, 10 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 Pro­gram with Paula Car­ney, cer­ti­fied senior adviser. Learn about the options for stay­ing home, or mov­ing to a senior liv­ing com­mu­nity, and the finan­cial options such as Veteran’s Ben­e­fits, long term care insur­ance and life insur­ance con­ver­sions. No reg­is­tra­tion is required to attend.

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

Story Time, 11 a.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. “Birth­day Party” All ages. 941−861−1200.

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.

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.

GAMe Night, 7 p.m., Stained Glass One, Wil­low Plaza, 3031 Placida Road. GAMe stands for Glass Artists’ Meet­ing. Open to any­one who works with glass for inter­ac­tion, shar­ing infor­ma­tion and encour­ag­ing each other. Free. http://www.stainedglassone.net; 941−828−0344.

 Fri­day, April 25

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

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

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

Rub­ber Stamp­ing, 10 a.m. to noon, Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter Unit 2, Rooms A&B, 3460 S. McCall Road. $6. Take home three to four crafted items each time. 681‑3742.

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. Music by Sonny & Sable.

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.

Fri­day Night Skate, 6 to 8 p.m. Fri­days, Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 S. McCall Road. For grades K to 5. Music, con­ces­sions. You pro­vide the skates. $3 per child. 473‑1018

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. Fri­days, Engle­wood United Methodist Church, Fel­low­ship Hall, 700 E. Dear­born St. Fel­low­ship, food, and fun for sin­gles in their 50s and 60s. Includes pot lucks, movies, and din­ing out. Nor­mally in Room 400 of Fel­low­ship Hall; if not there, check Lampp office build­ing by 7:15 p.m. 474‑5588

Free Trivia Con­test, 7 to 9 p.m., Dance Etc. 3372 N. Access Road. Free bev­er­ages, prizes and a 50/50 raf­fle. Bring your favorite Easter or Passover dish for the potluck sup­per. 941−698−4099; www.DanceEnglewood.com

Sat­ur­day, April 26

Pick­le­ball, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 460 N. Access Road. Pick­le­ball pad­dles and balls will be avail­able. 941−681−3742

Native Plant Soci­ety, Man­grove Chap­ter, 9 a.m., Babcock-Webb Wildlife Man­age­ment Area, Tucker’s Grade, Punta Gorda. Slow stroll through a por­tion of one of the largest expanses of hydric (wet) pine flat­woods remain­ing in Florida and habi­tat to sev­eral listed species of plants and ani­mals. Wear shoes that can get wet, sun­hat and bring drink­ing water. For direc­tions call Denny Girard 941−474−1492 or email dennyg29@msn.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

    Sun­day, April 27

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 http://www.englewoodmoose.com. 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

 

Coming soon…

Tues­day, May 6

Tobacco Ces­sa­tion Class, 5 to 7 p.m., Adult Basic Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter, Town Square Mall, 1441 Tamiai Trail, Port Char­lotte. Free. For Char­lotte County Schools employ­ees and their fam­i­lies. Par­tic­i­pa­tion includes free tools and nico­tine replace­ment ther­apy. Classes are taught by pro­fes­sional ces­sa­tion spe­cial­ists, pro­vided by Gulf­coast South Area Health Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter. Pre-registration is required to attend: 941−552−1280 (ext. 27).

Thurs­day, May 8

GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club, 11:30 a.m., Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. Season’s final meet­ing and lun­cheon. Lunch reser­va­tions due by May 2. The pro­gram will include intro­duc­tion of the new offi­cers for the 2014–2016 admin­is­tra­tion. Mem­bers with 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years also will be hon­ored, and there will be a memo­r­ial ser­vice for those mem­bers who have passed away dur­ing this past year. Schol­ar­ships will be awarded to stu­dents return­ing to school to pre­pare for bet­ter jobs. Cost for lunch is $9. Reser­va­tions can be made by call­ing Kathy at 828‑7481 or by email­ing gfwclunch@yahoo.com

Wednes­day, May 14

Coun­cil of Catholic Women, 10 a.m., St. Raphael Activ­ity Cen­ter, 770 Kil­bourne Ave. Final meet­ing of the sea­son, fol­lowed by 11 a.m. Mass. A lun­cheon will fol­low at the LaS­tanza Restau­rant. Reser­va­tions required. 473‑9506

 Fri­day, May 23

Cat Trivia Con­test, 7 to 9 p.m., Dance Etc., 3372 N. Access Road. $5 per player dona­tion to ben­e­fit Puffy Paws cat shel­ter. Test your knowl­edge of all things feline related. Curi­ous? www.puffypaws.org; 941−698−4099.

Tues­day, May 27

Tobacco Ces­sa­tion Class, 5 to 7 p.m., Adult Basic Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter, Town Square Mall, 1441 Tamiai Trail, Port Char­lotte. Free. For Char­lotte County Schools employ­ees and their fam­i­lies. Par­tic­i­pa­tion includes free tools and nico­tine replace­ment ther­apy. Classes are taught by pro­fes­sional ces­sa­tion spe­cial­ists, pro­vided by Gulf­coast South Area Health Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter. Pre-registration is required to attend: 941−552−1280 (ext. 27).

 Sun­day, Aug. 31

58th annual Pio­neer Days Fes­ti­val, 2 to 9 p.m., Pio­neer Park, 300 W. Dear­born St. Full event sched­ule to be announced. See the web­site.

Mon­day, Sept. 1

58th annual Pio­neer Days Parade and Fes­ti­val, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pio­neer Park, 300 W. Dear­born St. Parade trav­els south on Old Engle­wood Road and then east on West Dear­born Street to McCall Road. Full event sched­ule to be announced. See the web­site.