AMVETS dinner

AMVETS Post 312 Ladies Auxiliary hosts a dinner from 5-7 p.m. tonight including pulled pork, cole slaw, beans and dessert for $6.

Casino trip

The Knights of Columbus Council 7997 host a bus trip to Immokalee Casino with the bus boarding at 8 a.m. Jan. 14 at North Port Walmart. The cost is $25. For more information or to make reservations, call 941-400-7416.

Community sale

The Chabad of Charlotte County is hosting a Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at 204 E. McKenzie St., Punta Gorda. It will include furniture, clothing, books and other items.

DAR meeting

The Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a meeting from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the North Port Public Library. It is looking for people who have Revolutionary War patriots in their family tree — and note the service is not limited to fighting with the militia. It is being sponsored by the Hickory Bluff Chamber of DAR and the Myakka Chapter of NSDAR Sarasota. For more information, call 941-456-2199.

Novelist speaks

Novelist Virginia Czaja, who writes under the name Virginia Crane is the guest speaker at Shannon Staub Public Library at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Czaja has written more than a dozen books. She is a North Port resident and may hold a writing exercise during her talk. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Shannon Staub Library. The library is at 4675 Career Lane, North Port.

Free throw championship

Knights of Columbus Council 7997 in North Port hosts a free-throw championship Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club, 6851 S. Biscayne. Registration begins at 3 p.m. with the championship starting at 4 p.m. There will be 12 age brackets for boys and girls. For more information, call Chuck at 941-441-7541 or Mike at 941-380-7248.


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