WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Fort Myers Misdemeanors meets the Rockabilly Rebels Sunday, July 1, at Bamboozles Skating & Event Center, 2095 Andrea Lane, Fort Myers. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. The bout starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252364 or $12 at the door.
COURTESY PHOTO Theater
¦ Grease - At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, June 28-Aug. 18. (239)
278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
¦ A Midsummer’s Night Dream
- By Laboratory Theater of Florida at
2 and 7 p.m. June 29 at 1634 Woodford
Ave., Fort Myers. $5. (239) 218-0481 or
Thursday, June 28
¦ Pet Party - The Pampered Pet Health
Center hosts the “Puppy Crawl,” a networking and social event for pets and their
owners, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte Harbor. The event
features a luau theme with pet-friendly
vendors, refreshments, raffles, an ugliest
dog contest and more. 2280 Aaron St.
¦ Cigar Event - The Tobacco Locker
hosts the Diamond Crown Red Carpet
Cigar Event. Enjoy free cigars and other
gifts with a box purchase. Pre-register
at the Tobacco Locker, 17506 Brighton
Ave., Unit E. 255-8825.
¦ Corks ’n’ Canvas - Natalie Mungenast from FLORAda Interiorscape
and Design teaches participants how to
create a patriotic arrangement in time
for Independence Day from 6-8 p.m. at
the H.W. Smith Building, 121 E. Marion
Friday, June 29
¦ Mud & More - The Redneck Yacht
Club hosts a Fourth of July celebration
today through Sunday. Enjoy a fireworks
show, JJ McCoy in concert, races, camping and fun in the mud. 44570 Bermont
Rd. (888) 71-TICKETS or www.redneckyachtclubmudpark.com.
¦ Live Music - The Doo Wop Crew
performs from 5-9 p.m. at Fishermen’s
¦ Quilting Group - The Peace River
Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. 833-4477.
Saturday, June 30
¦ Fast Cars - Enjoy a night of racing
at the Punta Gorda Speedway, with gates
opening at 4 p.m. and racing starting
around 6. $10 adults, $8 seniors. www.
puntagordaspeedway.com or 575-7223.
¦ Cards & Games - The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County hosts Cards
and Games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Enjoy bridge, euchre, pinochle,
double pinochle, mahjongg, cribbage
and chess. Play or get a free lesson to
learn the basics of the games. www.theculturalcenter.com or 625-4175.
¦ Photo Fun - A Photoshop Elements
Workshop titled “Off with His Head!”
runs from 9 a.m.-noon at the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County. Pam Cox
teaches the techniques used in the program Photoshop Elements to replace people’s heads and other elements in a photo
with something else. Bring a disc or flash
drive to save your work. 625-4175, ext. 223
¦ Fruit Galore - The Taste of Lee
Tropical Fruit Fair is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
at the First Baptist Church Community
Room at Second and Jackson streets in
downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy free tastings of unusual tropical fruits that grow
in SW Florida, plus ice cream, drinks
and a Carmen Miranda Look-A-Like
contest. $1 admission. (239) 543-9910.
¦ Florida Cajun - The Yard Dogs
perform from 5-9 p.m. center stage at
Fishermen’s Village. 639-8721.
¦ Trop Rock - Jim Morris performs
from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. 9700
SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-FISH.
¦ Wood Crafting - The Peace River
Woodturners meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
at the Charlotte County Cultural Center
Community Room. 2280 Aaron St., Port
¦ Farmers Market - A farmers market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m.-1
p.m. at Taylor Street and West Olympia
Avenue in front of the old Charlotte
County Courthouse. Shop for fresh and
organic produce, seafood, baked goods
and more. 391-4856.
Sunday, July 1
¦ Farmers Market - The Punta Gorda
Historical Society has a farmers market
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday in History
Park, 501 Shreve Street. Vendors can call
380-6814 or e-mail Ldesguin@hotmail.com.
Monday, July 2
¦ Painting Group - The VAC Plein
Air Group meets from 9 a.m.-noon, location TBA. 627-2770, 639-8810 or www.
¦ Kids’ Workshop - The Learning
Place at the Cultural Center holds a
workshop for kids ages 5-11 from 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. today and Tuesday. The emphasis
is on art, music and literature featuring
a patriotic theme in preparation for the
Fourth of July. $15. 2280 Aaron St. 625-
4175, ext. 223.
¦ Kids Theater - The Charlotte Players are offering a four-week Kids OnStage
Summer Drama Workshop today through
July 25 for students in grades 3-12. Classes
take place at the Charlotte Players Community Theater Center Monday through
Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. each Saturday in July. Kids
get hand-on experience in many facets of
theater production and rehearse for the
musical “The Emperor’s New Clothes,”
which is performed at 7 p.m. July 26-28 in
the Langdon Playhouse. The workshop is
¦ Play Bells - The Joyful Ringers
handbell choir rehearses from 4-6 p.m.
Mondays in the Music Suite at North
Port High School, 6400 W. Price Blvd.
¦ Dance Classes - Professional dance instructors Frank and Donna
Alsip have classes starting at 6 p.m.
at the Punta Gorda Historical Society
Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan St. Learn
American and Latin dance styles. 473-
5468 or email@example.com.
¦ Singing Time - The North Port
Chorale rehearses from 6:30-9 p.m. on
Mondays in the Music Suite of the North
Port High School, 6400 W. Price Blvd.
423-7335 or www.northportchorale.info.
Tuesday, July 3
¦ Conservation Meeting - The
Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club has a
Sarasota Conservation Committee
meeting to discuss Sarasota environmental issues at 6:30 p.m. at the Sierra
Club Office, 1365 Fruitville Rd. (859)
466-9572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Wood Art - The Charlotte County
Woodcarvers Club meets from 8 a.m.-
noon at the Punta Gorda Boat Club, 802
W. Retta Esplanade. 505-4246 or 639-1947.
Wednesday, July 4
¦ Fishville Fourth - Fishermen’s
Village hosts festivities including a
Freedom Swim across Charlotte Harbor,
kid-friendly afternoon activities, live
entertainment by trop rock musician
Jim Morris and Mercy, and a fireworks
display at 9 p.m. www.fishville.com.
¦ Music Camp - The Charlotte
Symphony Orchestra holds its sixth
annual, two-week summer music camp
for students from first grade through
high school today through July 15 at
the Good Shepherd Day School. Students are instructed by members of the
orchestra in a variety of instruments
each weekday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Parents and guests are invited to an allstudent performance on the final day of
the camp. $185. 205-5996.
¦ Live Music - Gary & Kerri perform
from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. 9700
SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-FISH.
¦ Fourth Fun - The Military Heritage Museum holds its second annual
Party on the Roof starting at 7 p.m. at
the top of the Herald Court Parking
Garage. Watch the fireworks from the
best spot in town while enjoying music
with DJ The Golden Hippo, free hors
d’oeuvres and a cash bar.$15 per person
$25 per couple or $150 for a table of
10. For reservations: 575-9002 or www.
¦ Fun for Singles - The Shell Factory hosts a Singles Mingle from 6-9
p.m. every Wednesday in the Dolphin
Club with music by Erich. (239) 995-
2141, ext. 117.
¦ Art Opening - The Sidney & Berne
Davis Art Center presents the art of Daniel Venditti and Lyle Bowen from 6-10 p.m.
July 6 during Art Walk. The show continues through July 27. Enjoy “live drawings”
by Mr. Venditti and musical accompaniment by flutist Kat Epple. 2301 First St.
(239) 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.
¦ Puss In Boots - By Broadway
Palm Children’s Theatre July 6-6, 11,
13, 15, 19, 20, 21, 25, 27, 29 and Aug. 2-4.
All performances begin with a buffet at
noon and show time at 1 p.m. $15. (239)
278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com,.
¦ BBQ & Tunes - The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County presents A
Backyard BBQ with Country Express
at 5:30 p.m. July 7 in the Conference
Center. The show begins at 7 p.m. in
the theater. The dinner menu include a
Big Ed’s ribs, baked beans and more. $9
show only; $23-$25 for dinner and show.
2280 Aaron St. 625-4175, ext. 223.
¦ Turtle Walk - The Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club hosts a Longboat Key
turtle walk at 6:30 a.m. July 7. Join the
daily early-morning search for new turtle nests and possible hatching of existing nests. Members of the Longboat Key
Turtle Watch guide the group and demonstrate how they check and document
new nests. $5 donation. Enjoy breakfast
afterwards at the Blue Dolphin. Park
at the Longboat Key Hilton Hotel, 4711
Gulf of Mexico Drive. Meet at the pool.
752-3200 or email@example.com.
¦ The Manatee - Sarasota Sierra
Club hosts a Carlton Reserve Hike in
Venice at 8 a.m. July 7. Wear wettable
shoes, carry water, insect repellent, sunscreen and bring brunch to eat afterward. $5. 484-4113.
¦ Benefit Event - A benefit for the
Penwell family is set for 4-6 p.m. July 7.
Dawn, Best Friends Dog Training and
Rusty Penwell are having a medical crisis
and have no health insurance. Enjoy hot
dogs, burgers, soft drinks and desserts,
plus raffles and a Chinese auction at Cats
n Dogs, 2826 Tamiami Trl. 276-1176.
¦ Art Benefit - An Art Auction for
Charity, the second annual A.I.M. (Art
In Motion) runs from 1-4 p.m. July 15 at
the Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan St. Proceeds benefit Empty Bowls of Charlotte
County and Conway Professional and
Friends Relay For Life. This year’s auctions are in memory of artist and writer
Ruth Spies. Enjoy a live auction, silent
auction, Chinese auction, door prizes,
food, wine and friendship. 286-8617.
¦ Summer Sale - The PGICA Gifted
Gator Boutique artists are offering a 10
percent discount summer sale through
August. Save on hand-crafted jewelry,
hand-painted glasses, scarves, embroidered towels, quilts, art dolls and more.
2001 Shreve St.www.pgica.org.
¦ Music Jam - A Waterfront Music
Jam Session is held from 6-10 p.m.
Thursdays at Gilchrist Park, 400 W.
Retta Esplanade. Join in or listen to
diverse musical offerings of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country. 661-5622.
¦ Dinosaur Exhibit - The “Be the
Dinosaur” traveling exhibit is at the
Imaginarium Science Center through
Sept. 3. Journey back in time 65 million
years in this interactive exhibit that
includes a simulator. 2000 Cranford
Ave. (239) 321-7420 or www.i-sci.org.
¦ Art Lesson - Beginning and intermediate students are invited to explore
the wonder of watercolors from 10-11:30
a.m. on Tuesdays at Inspiration Studio,
25370 Zemel Rd. $10.
¦ Yoga Class - Yoga by the Pond is
offered from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays at
Inspiration Studio, 25370 Zemel Rd. All
levels of students can participate in the
restorative yoga offered at this outdoor
venue. $ per class. Bring a mat, towel
¦ Flea Market - The Train Depot
Outdoor Flea Market runs from 8:30
a.m.-2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each
month at the Punta Gorda Train Depot
Freight Dock at Taylor Road and Carmalita Street. To reserve space: 639-6774.
¦ Yoga Class - Yoga at Periwinkle
Place offers Yoga Flow at 5:30 p.m. on
Mondays and Fridays. Walk-ins are $10.
855-0232 or portcharlotteyoga.com.
¦ Photo Exhibit - The Imaginarium in Fort Myers has extended the
exclusive exhibit, “The Photographic
Journal of Clyde Butcher,” through July
28 to continue its yearlong celebration
of the 30th anniversary of the museum.
Mr. Butcher’s dramatic black-and-white
photographs embody nature and the
environment. (239) 321-7430 or www.
¦ Fitness Program - The Cultural
Center Fitness Salon offers the Silver-
Sneakers Fitness Program, an exercise
program designed for older adults.
(800) 295-4993, 625-4175, ext. 263, or
¦ Tai Chi - Sharon Fultz instructs
tai chi on Mondays and Wednesdays
from noon-1 p.m. at the Punta Gorda
Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan St. 276-0674
¦ Bicycle Rides - Acme Bicycle
Shop hosts rides of 15-35 miles, weather permitting, every Saturday. Meet at
Acme in the Crosstrails Center in Punta
Gorda. Rides start at 8:30 a.m. Helmets
required. 258-3400 or 286-5393.
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