Garden Club sale
The Lemon Garden Club has weekly sales from 9-11 a.m. each Friday at their historic clubhouse, 480 Yale St., Englewood. The club had to cancel its annual November garden tour due to the pandemic, but the members work each Friday propagating plants — their specialty is bromeliads — and making interesting crafts and unique cards for sale. The club follows safe practices and asks that anyone coming to the clubhouse wear a mask, or get one there. For more information, please call 941-474-9068.
Steak dinners return
AMVETS Riders steak dinners return Feb. 6 to Post 312, 5070 Chancellor Blvd., North Port. Pre-order your dinner by Feb. 3 for $14, which includes a T-bone steak cooked to order, baked potato, salad and dessert. Hours are from 4:30-6:15 p.m. for dinner with entertainment by the Allegros from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For questions please call 941-429-5403.
‘Your Favorite Things’
The North Port Art Center’s “Get Inspired by Your Favorite Things,” a members-choice and members-only exhibit, runs through Feb. 5. A virtual reception via Facebook Live will be 6:30 p.m. today. The art center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 5950 Sam Shapos Way. Visit www.northportartcenter.org or call 423-6460 for information.
LBHS Theater car wash
The Lemon Bay High School Theater students are having a fundraising car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Keller Williams, 1160 S McCall Road, Englewood. Proceeds will benefit the theater program.
Englewood Youth Soccer registration is open until Jan. 24 for kids aged 4 to 14. Practices are 6-7 p.m. weeknights beginning Feb. 8. Games are Friday evenings from Feb. 19-April 9, with a tournament April 10. Registration is $95, which includes a jersey, soccer socks and a participation medal. For information, visit www.EnglewoodSoccer.com or email questions to Melissa.EnglewoodSoccer@gmail.com.
Beach playground open
Charlotte County has reopened the playground at Englewood Beach after closing it for repairs. For information, email Lacey.Solomon@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or call 941-613-3238.
Breakfast with Braves manager
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, the National League’s 2020 Manager of the Year, will make an appearance CoolToday Park, the spring training home of the club Saturday, Jan. 16 for “Breakfast with Brian.” Tables of four in a socially-distanced, concourse setting are $18.75 for pancakes, orange juice, sausage and coffee. There are still tickets for the 9:30 a.m. seating. A question-and-answer session will take place. A portion of the proceeds will go to local charity. Call 941-413-5004 or email SpringTraining@Braves.com, or visit Ticketmaster.com for tickets.
North Port Friends of Wildlife will sponsor a talk by Matt Miller at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. The title is “Ecologic Corridors as a Tool for Smart Growth.” It will be facilitated by the Shannon Staub Library and available online at https://bit.ly/39wStCK.
Miller is a professional wetland scientist and is authorized to survey and relocate gopher tortoises through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He is the environmental manager at Water Resource Associates in Tampa. He has worked in the public and private sectors in Central and Southwest Florida managing a variety of environmental projects. For more information, please visit northportfriendsof wildlife.org or call 941-876-3720.
GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club and the Rotonda Golf and Country Club are joining for a blood drive for OneBlood from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Hills Marina, 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West. Contact Ellen Lang at 917-579-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.