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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, Aug. 31

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.

Read­ers The­ater, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Lemon Bay Play­house, 96 W. Dear­born St. Read or hear plays in a group set­ting. No expe­ri­ence needed. Read from scripts.

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.

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.

Mon­day Night Movie, 5 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Free. Con­tact the library for movie titles. 941−861−1207

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, Sept. 1

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.

Gulf Cove United Methodist Men’s Club, 8 a.m., Stefano’s Fam­ily Restau­rant, 401 S. Indi­ana Ave., phone 475‑0868. All men wel­come to join. Meets first and third Tues­days of every month for break­fast and dis­cus­sion The Men’s Club pro­vides Chris­t­ian fel­low­ship, and its mem­bers assist with numer­ous church func­tions.  Pro­ceeds from their var­i­ous projects sup­port the min­istries of the church.  For more infor­ma­tion on the Men’s Club, call Art Garafolo at 276‑7282. GCUMC is located at 1100 S. McCall Road in Gulf Cove. gulfcovechurch.com; gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net.

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.

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, 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.

At Ease Vet­er­ans’ Min­istry, 1 p.m., Amer­i­can Legion Post 110, 3152 Har­bor Boule­vard, Port Char­lotte. The mem­bers of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church are pro­vid­ing some of the sup­port and dis­cus­sion that our vet­er­ans deserve.

Chess Club, 4 to 6 p.m., Engle­wood Char­lotte Pub­lic Library, 3450 North Access Road. All ages and expe­ri­ence lev­els are invited to drop in for a game of chess. No expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary. 941−681−3736.

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

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.

Zumba, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tues­days, Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter Unit 1, 3460 S. McCall Road. $7. 681‑3742

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.

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.

Tues­day Night Trivia, 7 p.m., Smoke­haus Pub and Grill, 31 Chail­let Road, Rotonda West. Prizes, food and drink spe­cials, free to play. Hosted by Sharyn Lons­dale. For reser­va­tions, call  (941) 698‑0021 or for infor­ma­tion, email sharyn1111@gmail.com.

 Wednes­day, Sept. 2

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

Par­ent and Tot Play­group, 10 a.m. to noon, Tringali Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road. Free. Ages 5 and under with parents.

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

Fam­ily Movie Mati­nee, 1:30 p.m. Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Ages 3–12.  Enjoy this movie with the whole fam­ily.  Gather all your min­ions together for this fol­low movie! When Gru, the world’s most super-bad turned super-dad has been recruited by a team of offi­cials to stop lethal mus­cle and a host of Gru’s own, He has to fight back with new gad­getry, cars, and more min­ion mad­ness. (PG, 98 min, 2013)941–861-1212

Cafe Philo, 3 to 5 p.m., Engle­wood Char­lotte Pub­lic Library, 3450 North Access Road. Stim­u­lat­ing dia­log about the larger ques­tions of life in an infor­mal set­ting. For peo­ple who are seek­ers, wish­ing to share and learn from and with oth­ers. This is a part­ner­ship pro­gram with the Arts and Human­i­ties Coun­cil of Char­lotte County.

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

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 697–753.

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

Lego Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Elsie Quirk Pub­lic Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Make cool stuff with Legos. Ages 5 and older.

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

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

­­­­Thurs­day, Sept. 3

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Royal Palm Marina / Zeke’s, 779 W. Went­worth St. 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, Sept. 4

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

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

Teen Movie, 1 to 3 p.m., Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dear­born St. Ages 11–18. Come in and cool off with a good movie on our large screen TV. 941−861−1212

Empa­thy Work­shop, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Har­mony Rio Stu­dios, 175 S. McCall Road, Old Engle­wood. Free. 941−475−2787

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, Sept. 5

Pio­neer Days: Card­board Boat Race, 8 a.m. to noon, Indian Mound Park, 210 Win­son Ave.

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

Hand­fuls of Pur­pose Food Pantry mis­sion pro­gram, 10 a.m. to noon, Engle­wood East Church of Christ, 9600 Gulf­stream Blvd. Food dis­tri­b­u­tion every third Sat­ur­day of the month. The only require­ment to receive this help is the need for pic­ture ID. For more infor­ma­tion call the church 941−475−4973

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

Cof­fee Party polit­i­cal dis­cus­sion group, 3 to 5 p.m., Har­mony Rio Stu­dios, 175 S. McCall Road, Olde Engle­wood. 941−475−2787

Pio­neer Days: Ship­wreck, 6 to 10 p.m., Pio­neer Park, 300 block W. Dear­born St.

Sun­day, Sept. 6

Pio­neer Days: Michael O’Donnell Kids Fish-a-Thon, 7 to 11 a.m., Tom Adams Bridge Pier

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

Pio­neer Days: Fam­ily Buoy Paint­ing, 10 a.m. to noon, 463 W. Dear­born St.

Pio­neer Days: Dia­per Derby, 2 to 4 p.m., Lemon Bay Woman’s Club, 51 N. Maple St.

Pio­neer Days Fes­ti­val, 2 to 9 p.m., Pio­neer Park, 300 block W. Dear­born St.

Pio­neer Days: Open Car Show, 3 to 7 p.m., West Dear­born Street

Lemon Bay Play­house Audi­tions, 7 p.m., Play­house, 96 W Dear­born St. “Mur­der at the Howard Johnson’s,” directed by Bob La Salle. Needed: Two men and one woman. Show will run Oct. 21-Nov. 8. 941−475−6756.

Coming soon…

Mon­day, Sept. 7

Pio­neer Days: Fam­ily Fun Run, 8:30 to 9 a.m., West Dear­born Street

Pio­neer Days Parade, 9 a.m., Old Engle­wood Road/West Dear­born Street

Pio­neer Days Fes­ti­val, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pio­neer Park, 300 block West Dear­born Street

Pio­neer Days: Corvette Car Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Dear­born Street

Lemon Bay Play­house Audi­tions, 7 p.m., Play­house, 96 W Dear­born St. “Mur­der at the Howard Johnson’s,” directed by Bob La Salle. Needed: Two men and one woman. Show will run Oct. 21-Nov. 8.  941−475−6756.

Wednes­day, Sept. 9

 Sun­coast Trop­i­cal Fruit and Veg­etable Club, 6:30 p.m., .Nokomis Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 234 Nip­pino Trail E, Nokomis. Speaker Stephen Brown of Uni­ver­sity of Florida/IFAS Exten­sion will present “Some New and Old Pests of Trop­i­cal Fruits and Fruit Trees.” suncoastfruitandveg@outlook.com ; www.growables.org/clubs/suncoast.html ; (941) 473‑1451

Thurs­day, Sept. 10

GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club Lun­cheon Meet­ing, 11:30 a.m., Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West. Q&A about the many changes hap­pen­ing in the club. Lunch reser­va­tions due by Sept. 4. $9 (choices: shrimp bas­ket or chicken salad, with dessert) – call 697‑6905 or e-mail rwwclunch@yahoo.com. Guests are wel­come.  Gen­eral infor­ma­tion: 941−662−5503, ljw1163@aol.com or mem­ber­ship info: 941−875−4637, cfriess@embarqmail.com

Sat­ur­day, Sept. 19

Coastal Clean-up at Cedar Point Park, 9 a.m., Cedar Point Envi­ron­men­tal Park, 2300 Placida Road. This is Adopt-A-Shore’s major cleanup of the year with all data going to the Cen­ter for Marine Con­ser­va­tion in St. Peters­burg. Bags, gloves and data sheets will be pro­vided as well as light refresh­ments. Fist 20 to reg­is­ter will receive a free T-shirt, com­pli­ments of Keep Char­lotte Beau­ti­ful.  To reg­is­ter or for fur­ther infor­ma­tion, call (941) 475‑0769.

Mon­day, Sept. 21

Venice Chorale Audi­tions, 7 to 9 p.m., Venice High School, 1 Indian Ave. The Venice Chorale’s Exsul­tate! is hold­ing audi­tions for singers with choral expe­ri­ence, vocal flex­i­bil­ity, con­trol, read­ing and ensem­ble skills to donate their time as mem­bers of this Venice Per­form­ing Arts Center-based orga­ni­za­tion. Audi­tions are open to all who qual­ify. By Sept. 20, call 941– 475‑9070 or e-mail VenExs@gmail.com to sched­ule a appoint­ment. See www.exsultate.org for information.

Sat­ur­day, Oct. 17

Shrimp­to­ber­fest,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Fish­ery Restau­rant, 13020 Fish­ery Road, Placida. Out­door fes­ti­val run by the Rotary Club of Placida. Music by Sea­mus McCarthy Band. Arts and crafts, apparel and nau­ti­cal ven­dors, fish­ing demon­stra­tions, crab races. Free admis­sion, $3 park­ing. No cooler or other side bev­er­ages. 941−270−2220.

 Sun­day, Oct. 18

Shrimp­to­ber­fest,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Fish­ery Restau­rant, 13020 Fish­ery Road, Placida. Out­door fes­ti­val run by the Rotary Club of Placida. Music by Kenny Rose. Arts and crafts, apparel and nau­ti­cal ven­dors, fish­ing demon­stra­tions, crab races. Free admis­sion, $3 park­ing. No cooler or other side bev­er­ages. 941−270−2220.