Caroline Zucker to Speak
Caroline Zucker, a well-known person in Sarasota County due to her years of serving on the Sarasota County School Board 1992–2000 and 2006-2020, serving as Chair five times, will be the speaker at the Tuesday, November 17 Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) meeting. The public is invited to this meeting at the Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice, starting at 5:30pm. Mrs. Zucker’s work experience in Florida includes her years of serving as the Director of Business Development for Family Counseling Center, Director of Marketing, Community Outreach and Volunteer Services for JFCS, President of the Florida School Board Association as well as President of the Greater Florida Consortium. She also served on all levels of Juvenile Justice: local, regional and state and is currently serving as the State Advisory Group member for DJJ. This remarkable woman has been honored for her dedication and achievements by many local organizations, her commitment to helping to keep the public schools in Sarasota County the best they can be, has positively touched many lives. Reservations are required. Visit www.bpwev.org.
Rotonda Elkettes/Elks is holding a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 7, 9am to 2pm, at the Lodge located at 303 Rotonda Blvd. East. Shop the arts & crafts section as well as the trash & treasures tables. There will also be trunk sales by individuals selling their own items. Lunch will be served 11am to 2pm: burgers or hot dogs, bag of chips and soda for only $5! Masks required. For more info, 457•7106.
The Rotary Club of Englewood is having a virtual Popcorn Fundraiser through November 14th. Due to COVID-19, the club has been unable to hold two of its major fundraisers that enable them to help the Englewood community. This fundraiser will assist them in being able to continue to serve area –by grants to local schools for COVID-19 related items and gifting a local preschool with FERST Readers, a program that provides quality books for early childhood literacy. The popcorn is grown, popped and packaged at a Farm to Table Popcorn Company in Michigan – Poppin Popcorn. The popcorn is all natural, healthy, air-popped, gluten free, trans fat free, shelf stable and has no additives or preservatives. Many flavors to choose from and it tastes great. Go to https://poppinpopcornonline.com/store/store.php?sID=947363 to choose your flavors to enjoy while knowing your donation helps the Englewood community. If by some chance, you are not a popcorn lover, you can also make a donation through the link.
Let’s Go to the Hop!
The Englewood Elks is having a Sock Hop on Tuesday, November 17. Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm. Michael D’Amore, lead singer of the Crests, will be playing and singing music from the 50s and 60s. There is a $10 cover charge. Food is available at additional cost. Also, don’t forget the Homeless Veterans Fundraiser on Saturday, November 7, 5 to 9pm. The menu is lasagna, salad and dessert. $20 per person - $10 goes straight to Homeless Coalition serving veterans in SW Florida. Music donated by Dance Fusion. Call the Lodge at 474•1404 to reserve your spot, Monday through Thursday, 9am to noon. The Lodge is located at 410 N. Indiana Avenue.
Crafts, Cards & Plants
Lemon Bay Garden Club is open for the public to shop for craft items, handmade cards and pick up some plants for the garden every Friday morning. Stop by between 9 and 11am to shop for yourself or others. Masks are required and masks are available if you forget. The Lemon Bay Garden Club is located at 480 Yale Street at the corner of Yale and Cedar Streets. Find out more about the garden club at www.lemonbaygardenclub.org or on their Facebook page.
German Fest at the Elks
Embrace all things German when the Englewood Elks celebrate German Fest on Saturday, November 14 at the Lodge, 410 N. Indiana Avenue. Enjoy German food and music for only $35 a couple (tax included.) The celebration starts with “attitude adjustment” at 3:30pm, dining is 4-5pm and then dancing 5 to 8pm. Ticket sales run November 2 through 13 and may be purchased in the Elks’ office weekdays 9am to noon. For questions regarding the event, call Harry at 661•2987. The Elks can be reached at 474•1404.
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