Sonrise Baptist Church in Englewood will be holding its annual Trunk-n-Treat on Saturday, October 31 from 4:30 until 6:30pm. The church is located at 11050 Willmington Blvd and the event is free and open to the public. Safe spacing and safety protocols will be in place as children “trunk-n-treat” at each car for goodies. Please make plans to attend and enjoy! For more information, call 475•5363.
BMX Sunshine State Nationals
Hundreds of racers will gather at the Charlotte BMX track in Punta Gorda’s Carmalita Park October 23 – 25, for the USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals. Charlotte County last hosted a USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals event in 2015. An estimated 600 riders in all age groups from across the United States are anticipated to participate in this year’s competition. Growing in popularity, BMX bicycle riding is a family-friendly sport. Each year, USA BMX sanctions and hosts approximately 30 other national-level events around the country. Event information is available on the track’s website www.charlottebmx.net.
Youth Basketball League
The Englewood YMCA, 701 Medical Blvd., is proud to welcome back Fall Youth Basketball League. The league is open to all youth ages 5 to 13 and runs November 16 through February 2. Practices are scheduled for once a week; day/time is assigned based on team placement determined at the November 14th Skills Assessment. Game days are held on Saturdays. Fees are $70 for Y members and $80 for non-members. For more information and to register, call 475•1234.
Free Meals for Sarasota County Kids
All children age 18 and younger will be provided a free breakfast and lunch at Sarasota County Schools through December 31. For in-person learners, a la carte items including extra milk, bottles of water, additional side items or extra entrees will be charged to the student’s account. Remote learners and nonstudents will need to order meals on MySchoolBucks.com before 5pm every Thursday. If you do not have a MySchoolBucks.com account, you will need to create one. Students do not need to be in the vehicle; however, student ID will be required. Meals will be picked up on Tuesdays at your school’s pick-up time. Contact the SCS Food & Nutrition team if you have any questions or special requests at 486•2199.
The following Trick or Treat events have been announced by the host organizations.
Hallow-Teen at Sarasota County Libraries – a month long celebration of all things spooky at Sarasota County Libraries with a variety of on-demand and live programs for all ages including county-wide holiday contests, zoom competitions (including trivia & monster makeup), paranormal discussion panels, creepy wildlife, scary story podcasts. Check out the schedule at www.scgov.net/government/departments/libraries or call 681•1225.
Join Grande Aire Services while they, along with several other local businesses, hand out Halloween candy during their Drive Thru Hallween Candy Bash on Friday, October 30 between 3 to 5pm. Decorate your vehicle, wear your favorite costume and participate in the spooky season in a socially distant fashion. No one will be allowed outside their vehicle during this event at Grande Aire Services, 1606 Faust Drive. Grande Aire staff will be in costume and their building will be decorated. Bring the kids to enjoy a safe trick or treat experience. Please refer to Grande Aire’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GrandeAireServices) and their Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/1h7v0Jk6y for all formal updates to the general public.
Library Curbside Trick or Treat
Drive by the Charlotte Englewood Library on Saturday, October 31, 5 to 6pm, for the kids to pick up a treat bag with Halloween craft, other goodies and candy for the first 50 kids. For more information, visit www.charlottecountyfl.gov/libraries-history or call 681•3736. The library is located at 3450 S. Access Road.
Family Fall Festival
Fellowship Church of Englewood would like to invite the Englewood community to their Family Fall Festival. It will be held Saturday, October 31st from 4-6pm on their campus at 140 Rotonda Blvd West. There will be games, prizes, hayrides, etc. and they will also be serving free hot dogs, chips & drinks. Kids can wear their costume and participate in Trunk or Treat. Invite a friend to come to this fun event and remember it’s all FREE! For questions, call 475•7447.