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On display in the galleries this month our "Team Pallet” Exhibit & Sale  May 7-24. Our instructors & staff will be showcasing their work. “Kate’s Kollection” May 6-24. Kate Przepadlo is a lifelong painter and member of the VAC. In this one-woman show she displays a variety of her work. Rebecca Hall will present “Awakenings” by the Florida Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) Exhibit & Sale May 13-24. SAQA is committed to championing the art quilt and the talented individuals behind them. Free to visit. for more information.

Online Event brought to you by The Business Credit Guy Drew Smith of J. Gault on Tuesday, May 7th at 11am & Wednesday May 9th at 2pm. This is a FREE members only event. Topic: How Banks Lend to Big Businesses, Understanding Your Credit Report, How to Remove Personal Guarantees, How to Separate your Business & Personal Assets. This Masterclass will take your business to a new level and give you the edge on the competition. We encourage small business owners, entrepreneurs and business people looking to improve their business profiles

CDBIA to host campaign class-Industry expert Karl Eckhart from the National Association of Home Builders will be sharing his insight on tips for running a successful election campaign Join us as we launch an educational opportunity for all interested in running for office or polishing up your campaign, with special guest 2008-2016 Florida State Representative, Ken Roberson. $30pp includes lunch & a copy of the book by the National Association of Home Builders “Guide to Running for Local Office” WEB: HTTPS://MEMBERS.CDBIA.COM/AP/EVENTS/REGISTER/5LHN5WMIQHWCQ PHONE: 941-625-0804 Date/Time: May 10, 2024, 9am-3pm Location: CDBIA Office 17984 Toledo Blade Blvd. Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Charlotte Players- Morning After Grace- May 16-26. Hilarious and heart-warming, this unconventional new comedy tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old. After a funeral meeting the day before, Agnus and Abagail find themselves sharing a bed the next morning. For tickets and more information go to or call 941-255-1022.

Charlotte County Sheriff's Explorer Post 29 and Do the Right Thing of Charlotte County Inc. invite your to become a sponsor for our 2024 Public Safety Appreciation Night . The event will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. For questions or more information about sponsorships, please contact Skip Conroy, Sponsorship Chair at 941-575-5252. Tickets to the event can be purchased on Eventbrite from our Facebook page: PSANcharlottecounty. View the flyer here.

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB is hosting their Annual Tourism Celebration and Breakfast is on May 10. Don't miss out on this fun morning filled with networking and good food in celebration of tourism. We'll be presenting the annual tourism awards and scholarships to the future hospitality leaders in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach.  If you haven’t nominated your top hospitality employees yet, click here. The deadline for nominations is April 12, 2024.

Fishermen’s Village will present the 4th annual Day of Celtic Music, Saturday, May 18, 2024, 12 noon-9 pm.  Admission and parking are free. Presented in partnership with the Cultural Heritage Center of Southwest Florida and the New World Celts (Sarasota Chapter), visitors to Fishermen’s Village will experience a celebration of Celtic heritage, culture and traditions!  The impressive performance schedule for Fishermen’s Village 2024 Day of Celtic Music includes:  McIntyre Band 12 noon-3 pm Dry Beach* Mac Tier Band 12 noon-4 pm Center Court* Kellyn Celtic Dancers 3 & 5 pm Center Court* Celtic Conumdrum 5-9 pm Dry Beach* West of Galway 6-9 pm Center Court* Bouncing Buddies Face Painting and Balloon Creations* Celtic Vendors -

Kerry Hunter, Wealth Strategist, will present vital information on estate-planning topics from a trust officer’s point of view in conjunction with local, guest attorneys at seminars during May in Englewood. Hunter is a member of the Trust and Wealth Management Services Division at Crews Bank & Trust. Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Englewood Chamber of Commerce, 601 S. Indiana Avenue, Englewood, 10 a.m., presented with guest Attorney Lori Wellbaum of Wellbaum Law. Registration is available at any Crews Bank & Trust branch, online at, via email at or by calling Trust Operations Associate Linda Ferrara at 941-624-1943.

2024 Home & Hurricane Expo will take place at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda on Saturday, May 18th from 10AM until 3PM. Free admission & parking, open to the public. Tons of Vendors & Expert speakers! Learn how to prepare, survive & recover from hurricanes. Attention all businesses, join dozens of other local businesses at the Home and Hurricane Expo. Reserve your space now, contact Sun News Media 941-205-6406 Today.