Join Dr. Kristin Stoker, a board certified optometric physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions for both children and adults, for a free comprehensive eye exam during normal business hours until Oct. 3 at Center for Sight, 14844 S. Tamiami Trail. You can call to set an appointment at 941-484-2020, or go to centerforsight.net.• • •
There is another new business in North Port to patronize. Best Detail for Less, located at 1090 Innovation Ave., Unit A104, is the second building behind Imagine School on Toledo Blade Boulevard. Owners Chris and Caroline Baldwin, bringing 15-plus years of experience to the community, want all to know they offer a professional hand car wash and detail shop. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday (except 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays), and they are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Their motto is, “If you are not happy, we are not happy.” For more information on sales or packages, or to schedule an appointment, call 941-429-4719 or go to www.bestdetailforless.com.• • •
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 14255 S. Tamiami Trail, is offering flu shots with no appointment necessary. Protect yourself from the flu and the problems that can come with it. You must be 18 or older to receive a flu vaccination. Attention Medicare recipients: The flu vaccination is free unless you are enrolled under Medicare HMO. Simply present your Medicare card with a valid Part B (medical) coverage. For more information, call Rod or Carla at 941-426-2800 or visit the website www.medicineshoppe.com/1642.• • •
Joanne at Myakka River Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant, 121 Playmore Drive, located on U.S. 41 south of River Road, wants everyone to know that they are now open again for lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also, this Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. they will have island music performed by Joe Florentino, with seating directly on the Myakka River. Ask about the early-bird specials and enjoy the margaritas. For more information or to reserve a table, call 941-423-9616.• • •
The North Port Art Center has many award-winning artists offering to instruct adults and children.
Bob Bolling, cartoonist for “Li’l Abner” for many years, is sharing his cartooning techniques during two six-week classes on Fridays, starting today. Art therapist Suzanne Boeck is sharing her expertise on how to conduct an art therapy class in retirement facilities and for Alzheimer’s patients during a one-day “Together We Can” workshop on Oct. 27. Chris Sylvester is teaching a “Wire Wrap Jewelry” workshop on Oct. 7. Professional artist Alberto Cruz is offering a workshop Wednesday, “How to Sell Your Art.” Watercolor artist Melissa Miller Nece is offering a two-day workshop Oct. 13-14 using watercolor pencils. Other six-week classes include “Painting the Watermedia Experience” by Bonnie Rodgers; “Precious Metal Clay Jewelry” by Anne Darr; “Watercolor – All Levels” by Nancy Colby; two classes by Clare Harvey – “Independent Art Studio-All Media” and “Acrylic – All Levels;” “Introduction to Colored Pencil” by twice nationally recognized in 2010 artist Ron Sanders and “Studio Drawing & Painting;” and Chuck Crafton is instructing “Better Digital Photography.” Call the North Port Art Center at 941-423-6460 for more details or to register, or go to www.northportartcenter.com.
Steve Sachkar is general manager of the North Port Sun.
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