WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Jimmy Mazz presents “Cruisin’ Thru The Fifties” at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. Enjoy a chronological ride through the music of the 1950s-’60s. $15. 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175 or www.theculturalcenter.com.
COURTESY PHOTO Theater
¦ Apart from Death - By Edison
State College student Louis Brady at 7 p.m.
July 27 at Edison State Charlotte Campus.
$10. www.lrbproduction.net or 661-9851.
¦ Bullshot Crummond - At the
Cultural Park Theater, Cape Coral, July
27-Aug. 5. 772-5862.
¦ Pass It on… An Evening with
Bill & Dr. Bob” - Presented by the
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug
Dependence Inc. and starring Gary Kimble
and Richard Springle July 27-29 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. $20. www.
theatreconspiracy.org or (239) 939-2787.
¦ Caught in the Net - Through
Aug. 18 at The Off Broadway Palm
Theatre, Fort Myers. (239) 278-4422 or
¦ Psycho Beach Party - By Laboratory Theater through July 28 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. (239) 218-0481.
¦ Grease - At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 18. (239)
278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
¦ Puss In Boots - By Broadway Palm
Children’s Theatre, Fort Myers, through
Aug. 4. All performances begin with a buffet at noon and show time at 1 p.m. $15. (239)
278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
Thursday, July 26
¦ Trop Rock - Jim Morris performs
from 6-9 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. 9700
SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-FISH.
Friday, July 27
¦ Art Party - A reception for the
paintings of Przepadlo is set for 4:30-
6:30 p.m. at Edward Jones Investments
in the Burnt Store Shopping Center, 3941
Tamiami Trail, Suite 3173.
¦ Musical & More - Enjoy pizza and
ice cream along with the musical wizardry of the Paul Brewer family at 5:30 p.m.
at the First Presbyterian Church of Port
Charlotte, 2230 Hariet St. $10. 625-5045.
¦ Olympic Party - Watch the Olympic
Party Live from London on the big screen
at Jacks and One Eleven while enjoying a
special menu of English and international
favorites every night during the Olympics.
201 W. Marion Ave. 637-8800.
“Puss In Boots,” The musical comedy verson of Charles Perraut’s tale, is presented by the Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre through Aug. 4. . (239) 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. ¦ Pirate Ball - Fishermen’s Village
hosts a Pirate’s Ball from 7-11 p.m. at
Harpoon Harry’s. Enjoy live music by
Rusty Cutlass, The Craic and Bawdy
Boys, a barbecue dinner and an adult
costume contest. VIP tickets are $30;
general admission is $15. 575-3067 or
¦ Pirate Party - Fishermen’s Village
hosts a Pirate Flotilla Invasion today
through Sunday. The fun includes a
pirate boat parade and a pirate encampment, vendors and an invasion fleet
complete with onboard costumed
pirates in a mock battle. 639-0969 or
¦ Wine & Movie - D’Vines hosts
a Chill Out Wine Tasting Event from
7-9 p.m. Enjoy popcorn while watching
“The Big Chill” at 9 p.m. 701 JC Center
Court. 627-WINE (9463).
¦ Weekly Dances - The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County hosts Friday
Night Dancing with live entertainment
from 7-10 p.m. 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175 or
¦ Quilting Group - The Peace River
Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. 833-4477.
Saturday, July 28
¦ Dane Classes - Higher Ground
Performing Arts Studio offers free hip
hop, age 3-5 dance, acro, break dance,
Zumba and Zumbatomic dance classes
and more in celebration of National
Dance Day. Students ages 3 and up can
choose the classes they would like to
try. 17353 Geddes Ave. 625-3622 or www.
¦ Summer Dance - Harbor Nights,
the ninth annual summer ball, takes place
at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St. The event benefits Charlotte Behavioral Health Care
through the Fred Lang Foundation. 639-
8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Talent Show - The Music Department of The Episcopal Church of the
Good Shepherd presents its fourth annual “Good Shepherd’s Got Talent” event.
Enjoy a wide variety of talent acts performed by the church parishioners, staff
and members of the choir. A homemade
dinner of roast pork and pecan-crusted
tilapia, rose potatoes, vegetable, salad
and dessert starts at 6 p.m. and the talent
show begins at 7. $10 show only; $25 show
and dinner. 401 West Henry St. 639-2757.
¦ School Fest - The fifth annual
Back-To-School Festival runs from 9
a.m.-noon at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St. The event
helps Charlotte County families provide
their children with back-to-school supplies. Activities include free physicals
and immunizations, free haircuts, games,
educational and safety information, and
prizes. 255-0808, ext. 3113, or www.charlotteschoolfoundation.org.
¦ Wine Event - D’Vines hosts a Syrah
Wine Tasting Event from 7-9 p.m. Roy
LaRoche performs at 8 p.m. 701 JC Center Court. 627-WINE (9463).
¦ 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
¦ 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.
¦ Live Music - Cheeky Monkey performs from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator.
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy.
¦ 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 29
¦ Live Tunes - Paul Roush perform
from 2-5 p.m. at the Nav-A-Gator. 9700
SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-FISH.
¦ 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 30
¦ Band Camp - The Port Charlotte
High School Band Program has its Pre-
School Band Camp today through Aug.
4. Hours at 1-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9
a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Bring lunch, water
and sunscreen. $100. 661-3862 or 626-7631.
¦ Weekly Dances - The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County hosts Monday Night Dancing with live entertainment from 7:30-10 p.m. 2280 Aaron St.
625-4175 or www.theculturalcenter.com.
¦ Painting Group - The VAC Plein
Air Group meets from 9 a.m.-noon, location TBA. 627-2770, 639-8810 or www.
Tuesday, July 31
¦ Movie Series - The Incredibly Bad
B Movie Series starts at the Mid-County
Regional Library with “Robot Monster”
at 6 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional
Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson. Enjoy a
free film and complimentary slice of
¦ 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, Aug. 1
¦ Craft Lesson - A Pine Needle
Weaving Workshop runs from 10-11 a.m.
at the Charlotte County Historical Center, 22959 Bayshore Rd. Learn how to
handcraft unique pine needle baskets. $15
for the class, $10 for supplies. 629-7278.
¦ Super Cirque - Cirque du Soleil’s
“Dralion” comes to Germain Arena
tonight through Aug. 5. 948-7825 or
¦ Comedy Event - “Last Comic
Standing” champion Josh Blue performs
tonight through Saturday at Visani. $22;
reservations required. 629-9191 or www.
¦ Food Program - A free program
on “Mindful Eating: Change your relationship to food” meets from 11 a.m.-2:30
p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 5 at
the Mid-County Regional Library, 2050
Forrest Nelson. 661-6773.
¦ 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.
¦ Pet Party - Muttini Mingle, “A
Pawtastic Yappy Hour,” runs from 5:30-8
p.m. Aug. 2 at Fishermen’s Village. Enjoy
a social time for people and their pets
with music by Reconnections. 575-7599.
¦ Live Tunes - Jimi Pappas perform
from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Nav-A-Gator.
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy. 627-
¦ Dinner & Show - The Cultural
Center of Charlotte County presents
dinner and a show by Homer Noodleman on Aug. 4. A spaghetti dinner is
served at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference
Center and the show starts at 7 p.m. in
the theater. Show only, $9; dinner and
show, $23 for members and $25 for nonmembers. 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175 or
¦ Calling All Brides - The Port
Charlotte Florist Premier Bridal Show is
set for noon-4 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Heron
Creek Golf & Country Club. Check out
wedding vendors and vie for a grand
prize valued at $5,000. 627-2236 or www.
¦ Play Reading - A Readers Theater is set for 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6 at
the Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. A variety of plays
and other materials adapted for Readers Theater format are read and roles
rotated to include as many participants
as possible. 474-9610, 475-6756 or email@example.com.
¦ Drag Queen Bingo - The Charlotte Players present Drag Queen Show
and Bingo at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10-11 in the
Langdon Playhouse, 1183 Market Cir.
“Felicity Lemont,” “Heather DeHaven”
and “Marsha Mellow” entertain with
antics, singing and dancing while calling
games of bingo. $15. 255-1022.
¦ Writers’ Gathering - The Suncoast Writers Guild meets from 10:30
a.m.-noon Aug. 10 to read and critique
poetry at the Englewood Art Center, 350
S. McCall Rd, Englewood. 662-6867.
¦ Hoops Camp - Former professional basketball player Marcus Watts hosts
ProSports Academy’s Perimeter Player
and Big Man skills basketball camp Aug.
11-12 at South County Regional Park,
670 Cooper St. Participants get a comprehensive player evaluation to assess
strengths and weaknesses, a hydration
guide and a camp T-shirt. $75. www.prosportspuntagorda.com or 505-2551.
¦ Writers’ Group - The Suncoast
Writers Guild meets from 10:30-11:30
a.m. Aug. 11 at the Elsie Quirk Library,
100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. Members discuss writing longer works. www.
¦ USO Series - The Charlotte County
Big Band presents “USO Summer Series:
Berlin, Germany” at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Enjoy
a tribute to Berlin complete with an Octoberfest dinner and a show. Monday, $8
for members, $9 for non-members. 2280
Aaron St. www.theculturalcenter.com.
¦ Blanket Donors - Project Linus,
a nonprofit national organization, knits,
crochets and quilts blankets for children
who are in need of the security of a hug
through a blanket. The group meets
from 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday at the
New Christian Church, 20212 Peachland
Blvd. Participants are welcome. 627-
¦ Photo Classes - Local professional photographer Spencer Pullen teaches
a six-week class, “Digital Photography Exposed,” at the Cultural Center’s
Learning Place. 625-4175, ext. 219.
¦ Weekly Games - The Franz Ross
YMCA on Quesada Avenue in Port
Charlotte is the home of the 50+ Hi-Y’er
Club’s free “Hand and Foot” card games
at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. 629-9622.
¦ 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.
¦ 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.
¦ 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 RYoga 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 and water.
¦ 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.
¦ 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.
¦ 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
¦ SilverSneakers - SilverSneakers
members can enjoy full membership
privileges at the Punta Gorda YMCA,
including the use of cardiovascular and
toning equipment and participation in
fitness classes. SilverSneakers classes
are offered twice a week. 505-4000.
¦ Fitness Classes - Certified group
exercise instructor Mimi Ford presents
Forever Fit Total Body Workouts from
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Mondays and
Wednesdays at the Franz Ross Park
YMCA in Port Charlotte. Forever Fit is a
low impact/variable intensity class that
is included with a YMCA membership.
¦ 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.
Sunday Pedal - Acme Bicycle Shop
hosts a 50-mile Sunday Breakfast Ride
on the second and fourth Sundays of
the month, starting at the Winn-Dixie
parking lot in Punta Gorda near I-75 Exit
164. Meet at 7:15 a.m. and depart at 7:30.
Helmets required. 258-3400 or 286-5393.
¦ Love to Garden? - The Charlotte County Master Gardeners present
plant clinic featuring Florida gardening tips at the PGICA from 2-4 p.m. on
the third Tuesday of each month at the
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association,
2001 Shreve St.
¦ Tai Chi - A free, informal gathering
to practice tai chi is held every Saturday
from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Gilchrist Park.
¦ Video Games - Get Your Game on
@ Your Library from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at Mid-County Regional Library,
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join the video gaming night for
teens ages 10-19. 613-3166.
¦ Open Market - Every Thursday
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., there is an Open
Market for all vendors, businesses, and
anyone who has anything to sell, held
in the Fountain Room of the Cultural
Center of Charlotte County. Tables are
$25; 10 percent discount if you sign up
for the month. 625-4175, ext. 253.
¦ Line Dancing - Take the stage
from 7-9 p.m. the third Wednesday of
every month in Center Court at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda. Cost: $3.
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