• Venice United Church of Christ Women’s Fellowship will hold its Outreach Auction (former Basket Auction) and Silent Auction Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m., at the church, 620 Shamrock Blvd. Drawings at 11 a.m. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Call: 941-493-6741.
  • Sarasota Concert Band will perform a Veterans’ Day Concert Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m. at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St. The $10 tickets are available in the Church Office during office hours, at the door or online at: EnglewoodUMC.net. Students and children are admitted free with a paying adult. Call 941- 474-5588 or visit the church website.
  • Baila Miller will speak on “Transcending the Jewish Artless Tradition” at Jewish Congregation of Venice, 600 North Auburn Road, Venice, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m., as part of JCV’s Sunday morning breakfast/learning series.
  • “Living Free” classes show path to happier life and will be held starting Nov. 15, at New Life Church, 5800 Tamiami Trail South, Venice – 3 miles south of Walmart. First class starts at 6 p.m., rest start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:40 p.m. Classes will run 12-13 weeks with holidays off. Open to the public. Call Pastor Travis, 941-962-7229, or New Life Church at 941-493-0775.
  • Harvest Chapel of Venice, 225 Center Road, Venice, presents “Grief Share for the Holidays”: one session only Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Counselor Lola Bloss will moderate. Call Pastor Enloe with questions at 914-456-5564.
  • Venetian Harmony Chorus, Christ Lutheran Church, 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood, 6:30-9 p.m., invites women to join its “musical spirit of Christmas” with rehearsals on Mondays (except second Monday) and learning four songs to perform in Dec. 8 holiday show. Reading music is not a prerequisite. Learning CDs available. Call 941-480-1480.
  • “Shepherd King: The Story of the Bible,” tells 20 Bible stories, produced by Power and Light Productions. Live, indoor performances will be April 12 (7 p.m.), April 13 (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and April 14 (7 p.m.) at South Florida State College, Wildstein Center for Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, Fla. Tickets: $25, $30, $35 with handling fees. Group rates available. Call 863-375-4031; visit: PowerAndLight
  • Productions.com.
  • Kate DeSantis, Venice, has published a book: “How Faith and Fun can Make Your Marriage and Business Complete.” Email: desantisKate@gmail.com.
  • Mental Health education: “Family-to-Family,” a free, 12-session educational program for family, partners and friends of adults living with mental illness, offered by NAMI-Sarasota County, runs through Nov. 30, 6:30-9 p.m. at Venice United Church of Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice. To register, call 941-376-9361 or email info@NAMIsarasotacounty.org. Visit: NamiSarasotaCounty.org.
  • A free Friendship Lunch is served at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. All are welcome. For more details, call 941-488-4942.
  • Venice Peace Project holds meditation the third Friday of the month at 400 Shamrock Blvd. (gazebo), 5-6 p.m. Sit in silence, meditate, pray, hold good thoughts. Bring a blanket or chair, sunglasses, hat and water. Visit: VenicePeaceProject.org.
  • One Christ Won City sponsors public prayer Tuesdays at noon at Centennial Park, Venice. Corporate prayer breaks into small groups for individual prayer at 12:30-12:45 p.m. Bring water and chair. All welcome. Call Jim Foubister, 941-223-1771.
  • MaryBeth Runk and volunteers from area churches feed the hungry at the Venice Train Depot Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon. To volunteer, call 419-202-6114.
  • All may attend the Women’s Ministry Home League of The Salvation Army of South Sarasota County, 1051 Albee Farm Road, Venice. The club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
  • Our Mother’s House of Catholic Charities, Venice, seeks volunteers to help teachers in Head Start classrooms feed and play with the children during two- or three-hour shifts. Both male and female volunteers are welcome as are students seeking community service hours. Head Start is open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call Marisa, 941-355-3680, ext. 305, email mpufta@ccdis1.org.
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Venice, holds free magnifying workshops for the vision impaired on Tuesdays, offered by Lighthouse of Manasota. Participants will learn about various types of magnifiers and get hands-on practice to help choose one. Registration is required. Call 941-359-1404.
  • Sarasota Jewish Chorale rehearses Thursdays at 7 p.m., Hecht School, Jewish Federation Campus, 580 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota. This friendly performing group is eager for new singers who are able to read music. People of all voice parts and faiths are welcome. Call Susan at 941-355-8011; visit: SarasotaJewishChorale.org.

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