EVENT DATE : September 24, 6:00PM
Venice Public Library

Interested in residential solar hot water and solar photovoltaic technologies? The discussion will cover the basics of how the technology works, considerations for calculating return on investment, policies affecting solar adoption in Florida and any incentives that might be available to help pay for it. Register early through UFSarasotaExt.Eventbrite.com to reserve your free spot and receive notice of any changes.

EVENT DATE : 26, 27, 28, 29
826 Pinebrook Road, Venice

Every second and fourth Saturday of each month, foster kids and the adults who care for them can "shop" for free clothes. The Twig's mission is to show kids in foster care just how much they are loved. The Twig's annual online auction begins Sept. 26 with a preview party that day at 6 p.m. TheTwigCares.com

EVENT DATE : September 30, 6:30PM
2107 S. Tamiami Trail

It's Venice's first craft brewery with a contemporary gastropub menu and Venice's best burger. This is the community gathering spot for great food and live entertainment including the Smartphone Trivia Game Show by Game Show Trivolution! All are welcome.

EVENT DATE : 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
18800 S. West Villages Parkway

Visit the new farmers market at Cool Today Park, the Spring Training Home of the Atlanta Braves every Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon, October through March. The Atlanta Braves Farmers Market is run with the same mission, the same passion and the same game plan to offer the best quality food and agriculture vendors as the Venice Farmers Market. AtlantaBravesFarmersMarket.org

EVENT DATE : 5, 12, 19, 26
City Hall

The lively Venice Farmers Market features dozens of vendors, locally grown fruits and vegetables and crafts of all sorts. The Farmers Market was featured in our April issue. TheVeniceFarmersMarket.org

EVENT DATE : October 9, 4:30PM
1846 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 11, Venice

Karen Williams and Robert Gray, RN, announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of their Venice location of Any Lab Test Now. Their first location is at 2300 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. "We offer 8,000 lab tests. Our pre-negotiated costs allow us to offer tests to those without insurance or high deductibles at substantially lower prices."   941.922.4500 | AnyLabTestNow.com

EVENT DATE : October 10, 9:00AM
South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve, 6200 Osprey Road

Join Dr. Katherine Clements, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County ecology and natural resources educator, for a stroll through the scrub, a unique environment in an ancient dune system. Learn about threatened, endemic and keystone species such as the Florida scrub-jay and gopher tortoise. Participants should wear comfortable footwear for walking in soft sand. Be prepared for limited shade. Register at UFSarasotaExt.Eventbrite.com.

EVENT DATE : October 16, 9:30AM
Shamrock Park and Nature Center, 3900 Shamrock Drive

Learn what UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County is doing with composting, waste reduction and recycling. This 90-minute workshop blends indoor lessons with outdoor, hands-on activities in our compost demonstration area and includes live demonstrations of our biogas and vermicomposting programs. Attendees will have the option to purchase a GEOBIN compost bin with a $25 advance registration. Register early through UFSarasotaExt.Eventbrite.com.  

EVENT DATE : October 17, 3:30PM
Boca Royale Golf and Country Club

Learn the history, facts and future of red tide in Florida from Armando J. Ubeda, Florida Sea Grant Agent, UF/IFAS Extension. To attend, RSVP to Member Services online or call. The lecture will be held in the Members Room and followed by a question and answer session open to the public. 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood | 941.475.6464 | BocaRoyale.com

EVENT DATE : October 18, 5:00PM
Venice Island Gallery, 200 Tamiami Trail S.

The Business and Professional Women of Englewood/Venice host its 11th Annual Passport to Your Future Wine Tasting and Auction at the Venice Island Gallery on Friday, Oct. 18, 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Call Eyes On You’s Joyce McCaffrey at 941.244.9054. BPWEV.org

EVENT DATE : Oct. 29-Nov. 2
280 Alligator Drive, Venice

Habitat for Humanity's Women Build 2019 Week is being held Oct. 29-Nov. 2. This fundraising event is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. Participants are asked to each raise $125. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message, and Habitat hopes you join this year! Contact Emily Shaw. 941.493.6606, ext. 228 | EShaw@HabitatSouthSarasota.org

EVENT DATE : October 31, 4:00PM
Centennial Park

Venice area children are invited to the Annual Venice MainStreet/Venice Lions Halloween Parade Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in Centennial Park. The parade down Venice Avenue will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m., led by "Old Betsy," Venice’s very own antique fire truck. The Venice Lions Club has sponsored the parade for 60 years, and hundreds of children attend. 

EVENT DATE : November 7, 7:00PM
425 U.S. 41 Bypass N., Venice

Join the Sassy Sisters—"Spirited Networking for Professional Women"—at Hotel Venezia for their Dollar Auction. Tickets cost $35. Guests will be eligible to win spectacular prizes for only one dollar. The event also includes raffles, 50/50, paddle bidding, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Proceeds go to Our Mother's House of Venice, a nonprofit for homeless mothers.