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Sarasota Concert Band. (Courtesy photo)

53rd annual EUMC Christmas Bazaar — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9). Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St. Stock up on affordable hand-made crafts. Coffee and doughnuts served from 8:30-10:30 a.m.; light lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit postsecondary scholarships for local youth and a variety of missions of ministries. 474-5588; englewoodumc.net.

Gamble Plantation’s 17th annual Car & Truck Show — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9). Classic and antique vehicles, door prizes and 50/50, food concession by Holy Smoke BBQ and music by Lance’s Cruzin to the Hop. Free admission and parking for the public. All money collected will benefit the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park, 3708 Patten Ave., Ellenton. 405-3533, 720-5555; carshowusa@yahoo.com.

11th annual Hispanic Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9) on the campus of the Saint Jude Catholic Church/Hispanic American Center, 3930 17th St., Sarasota. Food is a large part, with countries from numerous Hispanic nations, providing tacos, paella, empanadas, desserts, and so much more to taste or to take home. Also folkloric dances, vocal contests, bands, dancing groups, and cartoon characters. Plus children's games, face painting, a Miss Princess contest and prizes. All proceeds go to the church to help the programs for the needy. Free. 955-3934; stjudesarasota.com.

25th annual St. Armands Art Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Nov. 9-10). St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Free. (561) 746-6615; artfestival.com.

Yvette's Free Bayfront Fitcamp — 9 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 9). All ages and fitness levels welcome; meet at the sailor statue (Unconditional Surrender) off Bayfront Drive in downtown Sarasota. 376-9599; yvettesfitness.com.

Sidewalk Astronomy — 6-10 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 9). Members of the Local Group of Deep Sky Observers will set up their telescopes at Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Highlights include the first-quarter and views of Uranus and Neptune. Free. 342-9632; LGDSO.com.

Sarasota Concert Band — 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 10). The 50-piece band will perform a Veterans Day salute titled "Patriots and Thanksgiving" at Englewood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dearborn St. The EUMC Chancel Choir will join in singing a few selections. The $10 tickets are available at englewoodumc.net, in the church office or at the door. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free with an adult. 474-5588.

Venice Concert Band — 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 11). Directed by Bill Millner, the band will launches its concert series on Monday with a “Salute to Veterans” show at the Venice Community Center. Partnering with the choral group Exsultate!, this concert will be part of the concert band’s partnership with Legacy of Valor, a campaign created by The Patterson Foundation to honor veterans and their families in Southwest Florida. Future shows: Dec. 9, “Christmas Concert”; Jan. 27, “Winter Concert”; Feb. 24, “Legacy of Valor Veterans Concert”; March 31, “Spring Concert”; April 28, “Season Finale.” All concerts will be at the Venice Community Center, 326 S. Nokomis Ave., and begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Season tickets (6 concerts for $30). 480-1704; FreedomPassItOn.org.

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