Venice Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with CareerSource Suncoast and Sarasota County Government will hold a Job and Career Fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Venice Community Center.

There will be up to 40 tables with employers representing all business sectors. The chamber is contacting their 1,000-plus members to make reservations. Contact Debra Mattar, business development director, call 941-488-2236.

At this time, the confirmed employers participating include PGT Innovations, Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Village on the Isle, BrewBurgers, James Griffith Salon, Lightspeed Voice, Chick-fil-A, Home Instead Senior Care, AquaTech Pools GC, Fairfield Inn and Suites, A-1 American Roofing & Sheet Metal, Sky Family YMCA, Interim HealthCare of Sarasota County and Venice Green Village.

Wanted music director

“Venetian Harmony Chorus is searching for a new music director for the women’s barbershop chorus singing four-part harmony acapella. Candidate should have a background in barbershop music, but not an imperative, stated Gerry Thomas, VHC marketing director.

Interested persons visit the chorus website or write to P.O. Box1133, Venice, FL. 34284 providing contact details to receive a candidate’s packet.

Wanted kayakers to clean creek

Join a group at Oscar Scherer State Park for International Coastal Cleanup Keep Sarasota Beautiful Day. Assist with two trails bordering South Creek estuary. Limited availability for creek clean up with kayaks and canoes. You must have paddling experience. Canoes, kayaks and PPE provided or you may bring your own.

It takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 21 at Oscar Scherer 1843 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, South Creek Picnic Area, Free entry for registered volunteers. Contact diana.stinson@floridadep.

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