International Food Super Market is celebrating its second anniversary Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
Owner Mira Babek thanks the community for its continued support by offering free food tastings, and she will serve beverages, cakes and more. The International Food Super Market features items from all over the world, including Bulgarian, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. Their customer base covers a 100-mile radius, Mira says, with folks coming from as far away as Bradenton and St. Pete all the way south to Marco Island and Naples. The shop is located at 13201 Tamiami Trail, near Lemon Bay Drugs North. For more information, call 941-429-1239.
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Barbra Carley and The Arthritis Foundation, 14870 Tamiami Trail in the North Port Commons are offering an educational program of free lectures. From 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, the lecture will be “Advances in the Treatment of Arthritis” by Dr. Charles Toman, an orthopedic surgeon. It will be held the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. A complimentary luncheon will be served. To RSVP, call Barbra at 941-423-9997.
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Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa, 12200 San Servando Ave., North Port, has some exciting news to share — on Oct. 13, its new nail salon opened, and this Saturday, 175 massage therapists will be at the Springs for Massage Therapy Awareness Week. Free massages will be offered all day with every paid $20 admission.
The day spa is open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop by the Springs and see all the new changes. For more information, call 941-426-1692.
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The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce will present the 2010 Business Disaster Planning Workshop from 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 30 for local area business owners who are current members or are considering NPACC membership. It will be held in the Juliano Room of the North Port Library, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail. Seating is limited and registration is required.
A commitment to planning today will help support employees, customers, the community and the local economy, chamber officials say. It also protects your business investment and gives your company a better chance for survival.
The workshop will be led by Richard Berman, Emergency Management coordinator for North Port Fire Rescue. The following topics will be discussed — facility disruption, workforce shortage, developing an emergency plan, preparing your building, checking insurance coverage and enhancing cyber security.
For more information, call 941-564-3040.
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Sponsors and players are needed for the “Shop with a Cop” annual charity golf tourney, set for Nov. 20 at Heron Creek Golf & Country Club, off Sumter Boulevard in North Port.
There will be a registration and putting contest at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Format is a four-man scramble. Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team, which includes lunch, skins pot, goody bags, door prizes, beverage specials and awards following the event. There will also be a prize on every hole and a 50-50 raffle. Get a hole in one and win a car.
Hole sponsors are available for $125, sign included.
All proceeds benefit underprivileged children for the holidays. Registration deadline is Nov. 1. For more information, call 941-539-8070.
Steve Sachkar is general manager of the North Port Sun.
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