Holiday bazaar

Episcopal Women of The Church of the Good Shepherd’s Holiday Bazaar is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today

at 401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda. It will feature handmade creations by the church’s “Crafty Ladies” guild, garden treasures, collectibles, incredible edibles for holiday entertaining, books and more. Lunch and light refreshments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holiday sale

Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 South McCall Road, Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove Area) will have its Holiday Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.Check out the Men’s Club Barn Sale, the Crafty Ladies’ handmade wares at the Crafts Sale in Oaks Cove and the delicious Bake Sale. For information, call 941697-1747 email, or visit


Mega Sale

St. Vincent de Paul / St. Max Monthly, 17753 Toledo Blade Blvd., Mega Sale is today

. All departments will be 50% off, lots more deals., All profits go to buy food for the St. Vincent de Paul Pantry, which is located down the street from the shop.

Pancake breakfastSt. Charles Knights of Columbus Council 5399 breakfast is 7:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Parish Center, 21505 Augusta Ave., Port Charlotte. All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice, tea and coffee. Adults, $6; kids under 12, $3. This Sunday, breakfast is free for all veterans. The Women’s Council will have a craft and bake sale. The public is invited.

Annual RoundupThe Berean Baptist Church, 17377 Godwin Ave., Port Charlotte, will have its annual Roundup Day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday featuring the Simple Faith Gospel quartet from Largo. After service, enjoy a big barbecue dinner under the big tent. Everyone is invited for food, fun and fellowship. There will be a special gift for best Western dress. For more information, call 941-421-2217.

Rummage saleThe North Port Community United Church of Christ’s annual fall rummage sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at the church, 3450 South Biscayne Drive. There will be clothing and household items, a variety of treasures and jewelry. Sponsored by the UCC Women, proceeds go toward the church’s community projects. For more information, call 941-426-5580.

Surviving the Holidays

First United Methodist Church will have a free “Surviving the Holidays” program produced by Church Initiative’s GriefShare program. The program features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and others who have experienced the holidays after a loved one’s death and offer practical suggestions and reassurance. It’s 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Breakfast provided. Register with Melodie Austin,, 941-661-0842 or 941-639-3842.

Casino Trip

San Pedro Holy Name Society of North Port is sponsoring a one day trip to the Immokalee Casino on Nov. 18. Cost is $25 per person. The bus leaves the San Pedro Church, 14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port, at 8:15 a.m. Riders should be there by 8 a.m. Contact Ron at 941-416-5559 with any questions and to make your reservations.

Calling all quilters

Female quilters, knitters and crocheters are invited to Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20. Come and stay as long as you can, or stay for the whole day of fellowship and fun. There will be a morning break with coffee and goodies, and you may bring a bag lunch with you. The group makes quilts that are sent all over the world with Lutheran World Relief and these beautiful quilts are used for bedding, floor coverings and wall dividers to name a few uses. If you are used to using a rotary cutter to cut material and have the tools, please bring them with you. If you don’t have them, there are extras that you can use. This ministry meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community, with turkey and all the traditional fixings, from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28. Homebound individuals who live within 10 miles of the church may call before noon Nov. 25, to request delivery. Orders for take-outs will not be accepted early, but can be requested that day at the door. Sorry, no reservations. Volunteers are welcome. Contact the church at 941-697-1747 or, or visit

Smoked turkey dinners

Knights of Columbus Council 5399’s Smoked Turkey Dinner sale will include smoked turkey, homemade corn bread dressing, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, gravy and cranberry sauce for six. Pick up dinners from 7-11 a.m. Thanksgiving at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center. Donations are $40. Call Tom Robinson 941-235-0701 or David Richardson 404-944-9172. All proceeds support St. Charles Borromeo School.

Cookie Walk

Faith Lutheran Church, 4005 Palm Drive, Punta Gorda, will hold its annual Cookie Walk from 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 7. Cost will be $8 per pound. Other Christmas items will be available. Proceeds will be for missions. Call Ellen at 517-438-0140.

Christmas Crafts

Trinity United Methodist Church Christmas Craft Fair is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4285 Wesley Lane, North Port. Handmade Christmas crafts, gifts and home-baked cookies for sale. Call Wendy Wohlfahrt at 845-407-1087 or Leslie Cook at 941-223-6504.

Concert series

Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, Winter Concert Series begins with Carpenters Once More on Jan. 27, Savannah Jack on Feb. 24 and the McCartney Project on March 23. Season tickets for the three concerts are $60. Single tickets are $25, and will go on sale Dec. 22 between worship services at the information carousel and from the church office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon. All performances will start at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church’s music ministryCall 941-639-0001.

Goldtones tickets

San Antonio Knights of Columbus Goldtones concert is 7 p.m. Jan. 31, at the Holy Trinity Event Center, 24411 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. Enjoy doo-wop favorites and Motown hits. Tickets are $15 at 800-838-3006 or

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