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Charlotte Sewing Studio’s friendly staff tutors the needle-challenged in the art of clothing construction. Avoid the shame of sporting threads that are so last century with one of the Begin to Sew series’ three classes, which each meet for three-hour sessions for three weeks. Fashionistas flummoxed by the foot pedal should sign up for Class One, which orients attendees to the basics of the sewing machine, demystifies the secrets of straight stitches and seam allowances, and sends students packing with something to show for themselves in the form of a lined tote bag. Needlesmiths who have sewn a seam or two can skip ahead to Class Two, where sew pros will translate the foreign language of patterns and oversee spinning bobbins as students create a pair of insomnia-eradicating sleep pants. Class 3 helps seamsters strengthen skills while creating their choice of project, choosing between a sleep shirt and pillowcase, a simple skirt, or a dress sans sleeves. Call studio for available class times.

1109 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte,
FL
US

With Lange's weekly services, aquatic investigators will thoroughly test chemical balances, check seven separate measurements, and fine-tune as needed. Pole patrollers skim pools top to bottom, brushing walls and floors to ensure all debris is removed. At least every other week, filthy filters get cleaned out and grimy tile gets scrubbed to a twinkling sheen. Cleaners can vacuum, shock, and brush pools as needed, and also perform other chemical treatments. With Lange's Total Pool Care taking care of your personal mini ocean, pool owners have plenty of time to get back to playing Marco Polo, doing cannonballs, and inventing underwater chess.

2288 NW Brownville St
Arcadia,
FL
US

There are few online reviews for the Earth Origins Market (formerly Mother Earth Market) East Silver Springs Boulevard and 76th Boulevard locations, but there are some for the 13th Street location. Nine Google Mappers give it a three-star average, and five Yelpers give it a four-star average:

2000 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte,
FL
US

LTM Party packs a kaleidoscopic selection of costumes, party favors, tableware, and gifts into more than 50,000 square feet of retail space. This Halloween, disguise an infant as a walking, talking peanut ($14.99) to help him or her infiltrate a nefarious legume-smuggling ring, or turn back the clock with a caveman wig and beard ($15.99 each). Customized, full-color banners ($19.99–$33.99), which buyers can design online, can advertise a bake sale, high-school graduation, or alien-abduction anniversary, and color-coordinated tableware ($1.99−$12.95) helps ensure that knives and forks tastefully match collars at a dog’s wedding ceremony. In-store experts can offer advice or help customers navigate the abundance of additional merchandise such as classroom supplies, balloons, and rental tuxedos.

1931 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte,
FL
US