This week’s theater
¦ Painting Churches - At the Lemon Bay Playhouse by the Lemon Bay Players through July 11. 475-6756.
¦ Cinderella - Through July 31 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. (239) 278-4422.
¦ Footloose - At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through July 25. (239) 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Full Story
Thursday, July 8
¦ Kids Event - A free Summer Reading Program starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Englewood Library, Tringali Center, 3450 N. Access Rd., Englewood. Free. Showtime for Kids entertains and promote the love of reading. 681-3736. Full Story
Friday, July 9
¦ Trop Rock - Punta Gorda’s own Jim Morris performs trop rock music from 5-9 p.m. Center Stage at Fishermen’s Village. Full Story
Saturday, July 10
¦ Dulcimer Classes - Essence of Harmony hosts ongoing dulcimer classes from 10:30-11:30 p.m. on Saturdays with Chris Collins. Five classes for $50. 4421 Ganyard St., Charlotte Harbor. 735-8373 or www.essenceofharmony. net.
¦ Dance Tunes - Reconnections Band performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Stage at Fishermen’s Village. Full Story
Sunday, July 11
¦ Art Party - A reception for “Hot and Humid” is set for 2-4 p.m. at the Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. The exhibit runs through July 29. 474-5548 or eac@ringling. edu. Full Story
Monday, July 12
¦ Open Mic Night - The Peace River Center for Writers presents an open mic night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Center Stage at Fishermen’s Village. Read, sing, listen and enjoy. 637-3514. Full Story
Tuesday, July 13
¦ Nutrition Class - Essence of Harmony offers a Healthy Cooking, Healthy Life class from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays. $12 per class or four classes for $40. 4421 Ganyard St., Charlotte Harbor. 735-8373 or www.essenceofharmony.net
¦ Wood Art - The Charlotte County Woodcarvers Club meets from 8 a.m.- noon at the Punta Gorda Boat Club, 802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 505- 4246 or 639-1947. Full Story
¦ Awards Party - An awards reception starts at 7 p.m. July 15 for the “Summer Sizzler” Exhibit at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. The all-member art exhibit featuring traditional and contemporary 2D, sculpture and fine crafts runs until Aug. 13. 639-8810. Full Story
¦ Art Display - More than 60 plein air paintings are on display in the Goff Gallery at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda, through Aug. 12. Hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Full Story