“The Racial Monologues,” created and performed by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Port Charlotte will be at 7 p.m. performing Monday March 2 In the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Road, off Edmonsdson. The event features personal stories written by people from diverse backgrounds and read by community performers. The event is free and open to the public. Port Charlotte UU Racial Justice committee also produces a booklet of submissions that will be available for sale. A discussion will follow the presentation. For more information 631-377-6135

Venice Peace Project holds meditation from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. Sit in silence, meditate, pray, hold good thoughts. Visit: VenicePeaceProject.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.

A Venice Interfaith Community Association meets at 7 p.m. each Monday At Emanual Lutheran Church, 700 South Tamiami Trail, Venice. Admission is free. Donations accepted.

One Christ Won City sponsors public prayer Tuesdays at noon at Centennial Park. 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 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday. 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 at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays

• Our Mother’s House of Catholic Charities, 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, holds free magnifying workshops for the vision impaired on Tuesdays, offered by Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center. 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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