Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Allergies: The Scoop vs. The Rumors. Speaker: Maria Compton, D.O., Otolaryngologist. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Allergies or not? Learn the difference between symptoms that may be disguising themselves. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register.

Nov. 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a Registered Nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at

Nov. 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isn’t easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register.

Nov. 27, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register.

Nov 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte invites you to The Daily Grind coffee shop to enjoy the benefits of live music. The Daily Grind is located in the main lobby of Bayfront Health Port Charlotte at 2500 Harbor Blvd. and offers a variety of your favorite Starbucks® creations.

Guest artist for the evening will be local acoustic singer, songwriter, musician, and performer Michael Hirst. Michael resides in Punta Gorda and plays a mix of carefully-selected covers, as well as a handful of original songs. He attributes his acoustic style to a blend of influences like James Taylor, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, and Jackson Browne.

Admission is free and no RSVP is required.

Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms — and moms-to-be — are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register.

Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteer Coffee Hour. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, The Daily Grind, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join us for coffee and meet with staff and other volunteers to learn how you can enrich your life by becoming a volunteer yourself! To reserve your seat, call 941-766-4285 or visit to learn more and complete an online application.

Nov. 28, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. That’s why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotte or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation.

Nov. 30, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Heart Failure: Diagnostic Testing and Advanced Therapies. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In collaboration with Mended Hearts, this presentation is part of the Heart Failure Society of America’s (HFSA) community patient education initiative and will provide an overview of the testing involved in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. Free. Register at


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