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Jewish Congregation of Venice, 600 North Auburn Road, will present the Venice Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quartet in a musical program followed by dinner Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m. Selections include light classical music, tunes from Broadway shows and more. Price is $30 for members, $35 for n…

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Bay Point Church, 208 Palm Ave., Nokomis, will hold An Irish-Celtic Celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 with a corn beef and cabbage dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $5 in the Church’s Family Life Center. RSVP is requested for the meal at 828-284-2953 or bay-point-church.com. Following…

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Bay Point Church, 208 Palm Ave., Nokomis, will hold An Irish-Celtic Celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 with a corn beef and cabbage dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $5 in the Church’s Family Life Center. RSVP is requested for the meal at 828-284-2953 or bay-point-church.com. Following…

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Jewish Congregation of Venice (JCV), 600 North Auburn Road in Venice, will host an open house for prospective members Sunday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming part of a small, friendly, diverse, caring and active congregation is invited. Light refreshments will be served. Mos…

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The Jacobs Brothers will return to Harvest Chapel in Venice Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m., for another Gospel music concert. The church is at 225 Center Road on the corner of Cortina Blvd., near U.S. 41 Bypass. It sits behind the new marquee. There is no admission fee, but a love offering will be …

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Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School is pleased to announce that their third-grade teacher, Joyce Keigher, is a finalist for the Golden Halo Award. This award honors teachers in Christian schools who educate, motivate and inspire their students. The 2019 Golden Halo awards ceremony will be hel…

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Harvest Chapel of Venice is proud to present the Mark Trammell Quartet. They haven’t been to this part of our state and are looking forward to coming to be with us now.

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Bay Point Church, 208 Palm Ave., Nokomis, will hold An Irish-Celtic Celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17 with a corn beef and cabbage dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $5 in the Church’s Family Life Center. RSVP is requested for the meal at 828-284-2953 or bay-point-church.com. Following…

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Prime Time Adult Ministries at Christ United Methodist Church will present the Rev. Dr. David deSilva, at their semi-annual Saturday Seminary, April 6, from 9am to Noon in the church sanctuary. Dr. deSilva is the Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theolog…

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Purim, March 20-21, the next Jewish holiday we celebrate, is complicated. Stay with me as I tell it to you.

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You are invited. John Stonestreet, president of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview and co-host of Breakpoint, will be the guest speaker of the upcoming conference focusing on grandparenting (visit: breakpoint.org).

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Jewish Congregation of Venice (JCV), 600 North Auburn Road in Venice, will host an open house for prospective members Sunday, March 10, 1-3 p.m. Anyone interested in becoming part of a small, friendly, diverse, caring and active congregation is invited. Light refreshments will be served. Mos…

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The Jacobs Brothers will return to Harvest Chapel in Venice Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m., for another Gospel music concert. The church is at 225 Center Road on the corner of Cortina Blvd., near U.S. 41 Bypass. It sits behind the new marquee. There is no admission fee, but a love offering will be …

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Carl Murrell, principle representative to the United Nations for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, will speak Monday, March 4, 7 p.m., at Unity Church of Venice, 125 N. Jackson Road, Venice.

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When I was a child, one of my favorite imagination toys was an empty paper towel roll. A simple piece of thin cardboard tubing that is easily thrown away by parents.

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Eileen Leapley, right, social justice chairperson at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, presents a $1,539 check to Pastor Lynette McCleland for the social service programs at the Center of Hope, 2395 Shamrock Drive, Venice. The funds will help provide funding for the center’s foo…

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Dorothy Korwek will present a lecture and slide show to the Gulf Coast Humanist Association on the topic, “The John Nolen Plan for the Venice Historic District” at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at The Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. This event is free and the public…

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Rev. Michael Mozley, director of Catalyst for Africa, will speak at three worship services at Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC), Sunday, Feb. 24 (7:30 & 11 a.m., Traditional; 9 a.m. Contemporary).

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In a recent installment of Venice Interfaith Community Association’s Winter Series, the Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle preached to a full sanctuary at Emmanuel Lutheran on the island.

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Venice Nokomis Community Preschool will hold a Family Fun Walk Feb. 23 starting at 8 a.m. with current and former preschool families and church members to raise funds for VNC Preschool. All invited to join for fun and an opportunity to win amazing prizes. There will be a Chance Drawing for b…

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Mark and Marguerite Costanzo were honored this year as recipients of Epiphany Cathedral School’s Shining Star Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor that distinguishes them as role models for all who are dedicated to the loving care of this school and its goal of providing the best possible ch…

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Children First Inc. thanks All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church for its ongoing support of the community’s most vulnerable children and families. Children First received three separate grants from the church and its parishioners, whose generosity has helped to provide scholarships, holiday…

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