Summer wellness

Encompass Medical is hosting a summer wellness education event at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15 at the business, 14253 Tamiami Trail, North Port. It will include a discussion on eating and maintaining healthy weight with Amy Daneman, health educator of Florida Department of Health Sarasota County, as the lead speaker. To register, call 941-888-2935.

AMVETS dinner

The Sons of AMVETS Post 312 hosts its prime rib dinner from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at the post, 7050 Chancellor Blvd., North Port. The dinner includes prime rib au jus, potato, dessert and salad for $14. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, July 17; none will be sold at the event. Entertainment runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, call 941-429-5403.

Tour de North Port

The organizational meeting for the 10th annual Tour De North Port bicycle ride is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at Shannon Staub Public Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port. Tour de North Port takes place Oct. 20, offering up 15-, 35- or 65-mile routes. For more information call Alice White at 941-468-2486 or email

Sun Coast Wind concert

Sun Coast Wind Ensemble performs its next concert, “Hollywood or Broadway? Get on Board” at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, at SunCoast MCC, 3276 E. Venice Ave., Venice. The ensemble is a group of musicians from Bradenton to Port Charlotte to Arcadia. Admission is $5.

Art center to raffle tickets

North Port Art Center is raffling one suite for the 2020 Charlotte Stone Crabs on Oct. 26. The raffle for the suite includes 14 tickets in the air conditioned suite for a $240 value. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10. For tickets or more information, call 941-423-6460 or stop by the center at 5950 Sam Shapos Way between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Writers on the Air

Writers gather together on Sundays at Common Grounds Meeting Hall to take part in Writers on the Air through WKDW Radio, 97.5 FM in North Port. Common Grounds is at 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Writers are sought to read 3-5 minutes of poems, stories or screenplays. The public is welcomed as well. For more information, call Linda Schell at 941-223-1262 or email

Pinochle games

Games of pinochle are scheduled from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Fridays at St. Pedro Catholic Church Hall, 14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port. For more information, call Terry at 941-698-4904.

Summer meetings

The Marine Corps League Detachment 948 meets three times this summer. The meetings take place at 9 a.m. July 27 and Aug. 31 at Olde World Restaurant. For more information, call 941-204-5153.

Pinochle games

Pinochle games take place from noon to 3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. Fridays at the North Port Senior Center, 4940 Pan American Blvd., North Port. For more information, call 941-426-2204.


North Port Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Lakes of North Port. The group works to help people “become a more effective communicator, improve your speaking skills and to enhance your leadership potential.” The Lakes of North Port is at 1015 Ohana Way, North Port.

Volunteers needed

WKDW FM is seeking volunteers to assist with its “Writers on the Air” show that takes place from 2-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call Linda at 941-223-1262.

Volunteers sought

North Port Meals on Wheels seeks drivers for deliveries. The job requires about 90 minutes of commitment per week. It starts about 9:30 a.m. at 13624 Tamiami Trail. To volunteer or for more information, call 941-474-8802 or email


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