Lions flea market

The Englewood Lions Flea Market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Lions Clubhouse, 4611 Placida Road, Englewood. The next one is today, Feb. 9. Shop for crafts, jewelry, yard sales items, lots of food and knicknacks. Vendors are wanted. For more information, contact Kathy at 941-830-0129.

Knights pancakes

The Knights of Columbus of St. Francis of Assisi Church, 5265 Placida Road, Englewood, will have a pancake breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. today, Feb. 9. Cost is $6 and includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee or tea, made with love by our Knights of Columbus, council 7672. Children under 12 eat free. Proceeds support local charities.

AMVETS 777 Auxiliary

AMVETS 777 Ladies Auxiliary, Englewood, will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at 3386 N. Access Road, Englewood. The Post encourages membership to those interested in making new friends and helping veterans who need assistance. Please contact Tina Bond at amvetsaux777fl@gmail.com or 330-618-7295 for information about membership.

Native Plant Society

The Mangrove Chapter of The Florida Native Plant Society February Program meets Feb. 11 Lemon Bay Park 570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood. Social time is at 6:15 p.m. with a 7 p.m. program featuring Tom Heitzman speaking on "Landscaping for Wildlife with Florida Native Plants." An award-winning landscape designer, naturalist, and owner of Sweet Bay Native Nursery in Parrish, Heitzman has been working to preserve and plant Real Florida for decades, providing leadership to the local Serenoa Chapter Florida Native Plant Society and serving in multiple board and committee capacities with the Florida Association of Native Nurseries and Manatee Audubon. For more information on FNPS Mangrove Chapter upcoming programs and field trips see mangrove.fnpschapters.org, email MangroveFNPS60@gmail.com or call 941-769-3633.

Development and red tide

The Family Garden Club of Englewood will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the second-floor conference room at the Elsie Quirk Library, 100 W. Dearborn St. The speaker will be Don Rainey who will talk about “Urban Land Management Practices and Their Impact on Red Tide.” Rainey is UF/IFAS Extension Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent for the Southwest Extension District, which consists of 11 counties. He provides outreach and education relevant to water resource protection issues. Social hour will follow. Visit www.fgcefl.com for more information.

Project Graduation

Lemon Bay High School Project Graduation committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Media Center in Lemon Bay High School, 2201 Placida Road, Englewood. The committee is part of a nonprofit organization that plans a graduation-night gathering each year for the Lemon Bay graduating class. The all-night event includes games, activities, dancing, prizes, a memory walk and lots of food. Graduating seniors are encouraged to stay with their classmates one last time in this safe environment for the entire evening. The committee meets twice monthly on Thursdays to organize fundraisers and plan for the event. Parents of all LBHS students are invited to participate. For more information, email projgradlbhs@yahoo.com, like Lemon Bay High School Project Graduation on Facebook, or plan to attend a meeting.

Rotonda Woman's Club

The GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club's monthly meeting is 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Rotonda West Community Center, 646 Rotonda Circle at Broadmoor Park. Guest speaker this month will be Shantel Phillips, Director of Family First/Charlotte County.  Social time begins at 9 a.m. For further information visit www.gfwcrotondawest.org, or contact membership chairman Clare at rwwcmembership@hotmail.com. Membership is not exclusive to Rotonda West residents and guests are always welcome.

Huge Rummage Sale

Englewood United Methodist Church will have its annual fundraising Huge Rummage Sale, Feb. 13-15 inside and behind the church's Fellowship Hall, 700 E. Dearborn St. Early bird special is 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 for $5. Entry is free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15. Thousands of items including furniture, small appliances, tools and hardware, electronics, books, kitchenware, clothes and shoes, artwork and crafts and more. Donate items at the drop-off shed until Feb. 6. Call 941-474-5588 for pickup of large items. To volunteer, call 941-475-3818. Proceeds benefit youth scholarships, Meals on Wheels, Englewood Helping Hand, FISH, Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, Foundations Preschool and other local organizations.

Bromeliad Blowout sale

Lemon Bay Garden Club will hold a Bromeliad Blowout sale from 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at the clubhouse at Yale and Cedar St, just a few blocks north of West Dearborn. The club has a huge selection of bromeliads and will be open to the public for this special sale. Many bromeliads will be available at a sale price, and there will be a bromeliad bargain area. Proceeds help send Englewood children to the Florida Federated Garden Club's environmental/nature camp in Wekiva Springs State Park and benefit the Englewood Elementary School's gardening programs.

Charity bingo

A fun afternoon of bingo will benefit the Lemon Bay Woman's Club's scholarship funds for Lemon Bay High students. It's set for noon Feb. 16 at the Englewood Elks Club, 401 N. Indiana Ave. Games start at 1 p.m. It's a $21 donation for a bingo pack which includes dobbers. There will be raffles and more. For more information, contact Terry at 941-474-3520.

Boating class

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87 is offering a single-session "Suddenly in Command" boating class from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building, 1949 Englewood Road, Englewood. Mariners become “Suddenly in Command” if the captain becomes incapacitated, falls overboard or purchases a new boat and step aboard for the first time. There is no fee for this class. Call Dane Hahn at 941-681-0312 for more information and to register. You may also visit our website at www.coastguardenglewood.com

Advanced care planning

'My Life, My Choice,” a program about advanced care planning, will be presented at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in St. David’s Parish Hall, 401 S Broadway, Englewood. It's hosted by The Women of St. David’s. Refreshments will be served. The Rev. Vickie McDonald will present “The Pastoral Perspective.” She will describe how a pastor provides a prayerful and spiritual presence focused on an individual’s wishes during illness or end of life.  All are welcome. For more information, please call the church office at 941-474-3140. 

AMVETS 777 Auxiliary

AMVETS Post 777 and the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Englewood will have an afternoon of Bunco from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Post, 3386 N. Access Rd. Play for $5. Proceeds go to the Lemon Bay High School HOBY scholarship fund. Everyone is invited. Please contact Susan at 941-681-2001 or susankiray@gmail.com for more information.

Pig Pickin' craft show

The 7th annual Pig Pickin' and Arts & Crafts Show at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road, Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove area) is set for Feb. 21-22. The Arts & Craft Fair is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22. The Pig Pickin’ is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Ticket are $12 for Chef Alfred’s pulled pork or chicken plus extras, sauce. Eat in or pick up. Also choose cookies for $5 per container. On Saturday, Feb. 22, enjoy Boy Scout Troop 776’s pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 and includes pancakes, an omelet bar with Chef Alfred and his Junior Chefs, and more. Get tickets in the church office, 941-697-1747.

Health & Wellness Fair

Area residents will an opportunity for a variety of health screenings and information at the Eighth Annual Health & Wellness Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb 21 at Brookdale Rotonda Senior Living, 550 Rotonda Blvd W. There is no admission charge. Proceeds from a raffle and food service will benefit St. David’s Jubilee Center which provides food, clothing and other supplies to under-served families and the homeless. Healthy living is the underlining theme. More than 28 agencies will be on hand to offer a range of services from blood pressure checks, dental, hearing, CPR, blood sugar testing and many more. Prize drawings will be offered, as well as lunch service. For more information contact Brenda Peckham at 941-698-1198.

Giant book sale

The Friends of the Englewood Charlotte Library will have a fundraising book sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the library, 3450 Access Road. Due to the incredibly generous donation of 3000 plus books, this sale is a must for book-lovers. Tables are inside and outside. All are welcome.

Sailing open house

Englewood Sailing Association open house will be 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at Indian Mound Park, 210 Winson Ave., in Englewood. ESA is an all volunteer, non-profit teaching organization introducing youth and adults to the world of sailing. They are looking for potential volunteers. No prior sailing experience is required. . To learn more about ESA, visit englewoodsailing.org. or call 941-500-9622.

Italian Night

The Knights of Columbus, Council 7672 will celebrate Italian Night from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Parish Hall of St. Francis of Assisi, 5265 Placida Road, Grove City. Spaghetti, meat balls, sausage, garlic bread, salad, dessert and a drink is $10, free for kids under 12. Proceeds go to local charities. Large tables can be reserved by texting 609-703-1332.

Rummage sale

The GFWC Rotonda West Woman's Club will sponsor a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28 at the Rotonda West Community Center in Broadmoor Park, 646 Rotonda Circle. Household items, clothing, craft items, jewelry, books, and baked goods will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Englewood Community Care Clinic, Englewood Meals On Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and the GFWC RWWC General Fund. For more information, please contact Linda Muir at 941-697-0505.

The GFWC Rotonda West Woman's Club welcomes new members. Residency in Rotonda West is not a requirement. If interested, contact Clare Imrie at 941-214-8553 or rwwcmembership@hotmail.com.

LBHS Poetry Slam

The Lemon Bay High School’s 7th Annual Poetry Slam “Shout Out at the Bay” is set for For 6:30 p.m. March 3 in the school’s Black Box Theater. The public is invited and admission is free.

This long-running LBHS event will pay $100 to the winner, $50 for the runner up, and several random gift cart prizes for participants. Register for Poetry Slam before Feb. 21. Practice is Feb. 28. There is no cost to register. Check out the LBHS homepage for more information at yourcharlotteschools.net, or contact Mrs. Roach for more information.

Buchan Airport Fly-In

The 14th Annual Buchan Airport Fly-In is set for 9 a.m. to noon March 7 on the south side of Buchan Airport, 1390 Old Englewood Road. Watch the planes fly in and park while you eat breakfast under a tent. Quiche, pastries, orange juice and coffee served for $6. View vintage, experimental, homebuilt and general aviation aircraft. Meet and greet visiting aviators. Proceeds benefit LBHS scholarships. For additional information, please contact Dan Harrison at 941-474-1551 or conquestmusic@comcast.net.

Sailing classes

Learn to sail or refresh your skills with Englewoood Sailing Association's Adult Sailing Class, March 9-12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at the ESA Sailing Center at Indian Mound Park, 210 Winson Ave., Englewood. Cost is $195 and registration opens Feb. 10 at the Englewood SKY Family YMCA. ESA instructors are certified through U.S. Sailing, trained in CPR and First Aid. Contact Rosemary at 941-223-9807 or visit englewoodsailing.org. Must be 18 or older.

Blue Jean Ball 2020

The Englewood Elementary PTA will hold its annual fundraising Blue Jean Ball 2020, at 6 p.m. April 4 at the Limpin’ Donkey Saloon barn behind 570 Pinto Trail, Englewood. Tickets are $100 per person, or $40 for EES employees. Dress code is “Western Fun.” For more information, contact Rachel Faro at rachelmariefaro@gmail.com, or visit whoozin.com/EESBLUEJEANBALL2020 to purchase tickets.

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