County updates - Phillippi market returns next week, more

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Learn more about your family history in a series of genealogy classes beginning this weekend at North Port Public Library.
The pistol and rifle range at Knight Trail Park will partially reopen to the public beginning Saturday, Oct. 1. The range was closed to the public over the summer during the installation of baffles.
Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources announced the opening of the new Sarasota County Public Library-Venice at10 a.m.Tuesday, Oct. 4.
The Phillippi Farmhouse Market returns Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the eighth season of offering locally grown produce, including USDA-certified organic fruits and vegetables.
The entire family is invited to enjoy a fun-filled day at the annual Fire Prevention Week Open House sponsored by Sarasota County Emergency Services. The open house will be held from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at Fire Station No. 5, 400 N. Beneva Road. Admission and refreshments are free.
It's time to clean out the garage and gather discarded household items, junk and yard waste. Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Osprey/Vamo area from 8 a.m. to noonSaturday, Oct. 8.
Sample ballots for the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election are now available online at  
The Sarasota County elections office has begun sending vote-by-mail (absentee) ballots for the Nov. 8 General Election to absent stateside military voters and overseas military and civilian voters. Domestic vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed beginning Oct. 4.
Sarasota County Master Gardeners will hold their 11th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
Early-bird registration is now open for Sarasota County's 11th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, to be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Event and Conference Center, 4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota.
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