You have until 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon to purchase tickets for an awards program honoring people in the Venice-Englewood-North Port area who are outstanding in their field. The first annual VEN Awards, that’s V-E-N for Venice-Englewood-Northport, are scheduled to be handed out this Friday evening at a banquet at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice. The event is sponsored by Sun Coast media Group and Village On The Isle. Tickets are 65 dollars per person with discounts for groups of four, eight and 10. You can RSVP by phone at 941-207-1000 or a the Gondolier Sun on East Venice Avenue in Venice.