Inside briefs

October 5, 2013 

Women's Club to hear about trafficking

The Manatee Democratic Women's Club will hear a talk about the trafficking of women in Florida at its next monthly meeting.

The club will host Elizabeth Fischer, president and CEO of the organization Selah Freedom, which helps women victims of human trafficking, at its Oct. 8 meeting.

The Sarasota-Manatee nonprofit is launching a residential recovery program next month.

The club's meeting begins 11:30 a.m. at Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.

Make reservations by calling Phyllis Virzi at 941-795-7605 or president Mary Duda at 941-708-0713.

Nonprofit to host 'Heroes Night Out'

Heroes Welcome Home, a Myakka City-based nonprofit that assists recently returned veterans, is having its second "Heroes Night Out" fundraiser from 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12 at Ed's Tavern in Lakewood Ranch

There will be live music from Wild Root, Xero and The North West, raffle prizes from local vendors and drink specials.

All of the proceeds will go to assist military veterans striving for home ownership.

For more information call 941-812-7983 or email

-- Herald Staff Report

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