Friday, Oct. 15
¦ Grape Escape - D’Vines hosts a merlot tasting from 7-9 p.m. with entertainment by Pierre & Paul at 8 p.m. 627- WINE (9463).
¦ Porcelain Art - The Porcelain Artists’ first meeting of the year and paint-a-long are set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St. $5 members/$7 non-members. Bring painting supplies, a piece of china to paint and a bag lunch. 380-2454.
¦ Free Film - The free Matinee Series continues at 2 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Library, 2280 Aaron St., with a showing of “Beetlejuice.” 764-5562.
¦ On Stage - The Peace River Center for Writers hosts an open mic at Hava Java, 2711 Tamiami Trail, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Poets, writers, essayists and songwriters share their creativity. 637-3514.
¦ Live Music - Singer/songwriter Roy Schneider performs acoustic lite rock music from 5-9 p.m. Center Stage at Fishermen’s Village.
¦ Quilting Group - The Peace River Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 4005 Palm Dr., Punta Gorda. 833-4477.
¦ Ballroom Dance - Dance Fusion of Port Charlotte, 1109 Tamiami Tr., #4, has a group class in ballroom dancing followed by a dance party from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Friday. $10 per person. 623-9123.