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Enjoying a summer evening at a Charlotte Stone Crabs game
Wed  Jul 18 2018 08:30AM
If the idiom that “baseball is as American as apple pie” still stands, then certainly attending a minor league baseball game in a small town for an Independence Day celebration … Find out how to read more online.
Artists to ‘pass the paintbrush’ and new art exhibit
Wed  Jul 11 2018 08:30AM
Local artists will “pass the paintbrush” when a new art exhibit is unveiled at the Wyvern Hotel in Punta Gorda. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on July 12. … Find out how to read more online.
All aboard the Orient Express
Wed  Jul 11 2018 08:30AM
There is an air of both romance and mystery to the Orient Express, the long-distance train service created in 1883. For one thing, Paris and Istanbul, its original end points, … Find out how to read more online.
Lighting the spark on Punta Gorda’s fireworks
Wed  Jul 4 2018 08:30AM
Who else but the BoogieMen? What better spark to light the fuse on Punta Gorda’s fireworks show than the one the BoogieMen will provide as the final musical act before … Find out how to read more online.
Learning and tasting at the Sarasota Honey Company
Wed  Jun 27 2018 08:30AM
Just in case you haven’t been paying attention to all the research that has been coming out the past couple of decades, honey bees are integral to the survival of … Find out how to read more online.
The Eco-Kids Club — Creek to River
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
The Eco-Kids Club, an outdoor adventure club that is open to all children (recommended ages 5 and up) who want to explore the great outdoors of Florida, will meet from … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 13 2018 08:30AM
The WorldFest 2018 returns and for the third time since 2010, the international theater festival will be hosted by the Venice Theatre. The festival, which will feature shows along with … Find out how to read more online.
Fishermen’s Village goes bluegrass at Picnic in Paradise
Wed  Jun 13 2018 08:30AM
Doug Gerdon will have his work cut out for him. The Fort Myers mandolin player will be performing in two groups during the second Picnic in Paradise Bluegrass Festival sponsored … Find out how to read more online.
The Downtown Venice Wine Walk
Wed  Jun 6 2018 08:30AM
Venice MainStreet does a fantastic job of promoting Downtown Venice and showcasing its many assets. Now it’s time for one of their most popular “Lovin’ Our Locals” events—the Wine Walk. … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  May 30 2018 08:30AM
Pastor Steve Thompson was looking for something to fill in the calendar during the slower summer months at his church. First Baptist Church Charlotte Harbor always has a Vacation Bible … Find out how to read more online.
Prehistoric, futuristic, pristine pieces of art
Wed  Jul 18 2018 08:30AM
Port Charlotte sculptor Dennis Bialek transforms crude stone carvings and recycled shaped metals into what he calls “pristine pieces of art.” Although he is best known for creating prehistoric and … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy smooth jazz during Jazz Night with Emanon
Wed  Jul 4 2018 08:30AM
“Emanon” was the title of an early Dizzy Gillespie piece. Now, it’s the title of a night of music at the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater. Jazz fans … Find out how to read more online.
Midsummer Festival features a Maine lobsterfest
Wed  Jul 4 2018 08:30AM
Almost 40 years ago, a handful of Italian folks — more than one from New York — gathered around a kitchen table and decided what the area needed was a … Find out how to read more online.
Freedom Swim: A Charlotte tradition
Wed  Jun 27 2018 08:51AM
It is a uniquely Charlotte tradition. For more than a quarter-century now, Charlotte County has marked its Fourth of July with the Freedom Swim. Originally, there were 13 residents who … Find out how to read more online.
Jazz on the Avenues
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
Jazz music is uniquely American. Along with blues, it originated in the early 20th century among African-Americans and, later, gave birth to other musical genres, like swing, big band, rock … Find out how to read more online.
Discover ‘Salt of the Earth’ in North Port
Wed  Jun 20 2018 08:30AM
North Port Art Center's Gallery co-chairmen John and Barbara Archer-Baldwin and their committee are inviting locals and visitors to enjoy a second summertime art show. On Saturday, June 23, they'll … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood will be roaring on Bike Night
Wed  Jun 13 2018 08:30AM
Each third Saturday of the month, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Dearborn Street in downtown Englewood will be roaring with the sounds of motorcycle aficionados from all over Southwest … Find out how to read more online.
Rock the ’80s at the library
Wed  Jun 6 2018 08:30AM
It’s time to put up your hair in a scrunchy, and find your boxiest jacket and highest-waisted jeans. The Shannon Staub Library is hosting its Rock the ’80s Summer Kickoff … Find out how to read more online.
‘Sylvia’: A hilarious episodes in time
Wed  Jun 6 2018 08:30AM
According to director, Murray Hudson, the play “Sylvia” being performed from June 6-24 at The Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood depicts a series of hilarious episodes in time. “This comedy … Find out how to read more online.
Honor our Veterans and remember the fallen at Run to the Wall
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
When Ron Davis brought up the possibility of organizing a Run to the Wall event similar to one that takes place every Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C. local American … Find out how to read more online.


Hiking the Myakka River State Park Nature Trail
Mon  Jun 11 2018 10:26AM
I frequently walk/jog/run, and whenever I do, I always have my Airpods snugly in my ears. Somehow, hearing Motown songs helps me to not think about the aches and pains … Find out how to read more online.
Time for first sip of wine tasting series
Wed  May 23 2018 08:30AM
Matt and Nick Nemec were looking to get their feet wet in a summer event. The father and son, who make up Edgewater Events, were coming off a successful series … Find out how to read more online.
‘Showtime’ and ‘Netflix’star Steve Byrne
Wed  May 9 2018 08:30AM
Coming off the heels of his popular Showtime Special “Tell The Damn Joke,” Steve Byrne will be stopping at Visani in Port Charlotte for three nights Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12, performing … Find out how to read more online.
New and returning artists featured at the Charlotte County Fair Grounds
Wed  May 9 2018 08:30AM
This summer art show promoters Effie Sheppheard and Debra Havlick will once again be inviting area artists to show off their creations inside the Charlotte County Fair Grounds pavilion area. … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Block Party
Wed  Apr 25 2018 08:30AM
Downtown Punta Gorda will belong to the Punta Gorda Block Party again Saturdeay, April 28, when the popular street festival takes over Marion Avenue, the city’s Main Street. Hundreds of … Find out how to read more online.
The North Port Concert Band presents ‘We Love the ‘70s (all of them)’
Wed  Apr 25 2018 08:30AM
“We Love the ‘70s (all of them) will be presented by the North Port Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the North Port Performing Arts Center, … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival is this weekend
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Shark’s teeth are more than just shiny, sharp objects from a gigantic fish. They are fossils from up to 400 million years ago, which is approximately how long sharks have … Find out how to read more online.
Chorale to give shape to water
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Appropriately enough, Bill Dederer was at the beach when he took a moment to talk about the Charlotte Chorale’s final concert of the season, the “Wonder of Water.” What better … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River Revival featuring Devon Allman and Duane Betts
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
Devon Allman and Duane Betts were kids the last time they toured together. Their fathers were the stars of the show. Now it’s time for the sons of music royalty … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Yesterday and Today’
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
On Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte County Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Miller, will present their last concert of the season, “Yesterday and Today,” in … Find out how to read more online.
13th Army Band
Sun  May 27 2018 05:22PM
The U.S. 13th Army Band will be presenting a free concert on Friday, May 25, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. The concert is … Find out how to read more online.
Key Lime Festival
Sun  Jun 3 2018 11:28PM
It’s once again time for the event that celebrates all things lime, the Key Lime Festival. This year will be the sixth one for the popular festival, which will be … Find out how to read more online.
Hibiscus Festival celebrates homecoming
Sun  Jun 3 2018 11:30PM
The Hibiscus Festival is returning home. It will be back in Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda after a year away because the park was undergoing renovations. What makes Gilchrist such … Find out how to read more online.
The second annual Venice Seafood & Music Festival
Sun  Jun 3 2018 11:29PM
It’s time once again for the event that combines two of the features Southwest Florida is best known for — delectable seafood and talented musicians. The second annual Venice Seafood … Find out how to read more online.
The inaugural performance of the Yes Dear band
Wed  Apr 25 2018 08:30AM
Rick Bissonette swears that he wasn’t insinuating anything about male/female relationship dynamics when he and Butch Senna came up with a name for their new band, Yes Dear. “We were … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Celebrate Mother Earth in Englewood with eco-friendly crafts, health conscious fun foods, educational demos and games, and live music by high energy alternative band, Babyl. This Fourth Annual Earth Day … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
Shark’s teeth are more than just shiny, sharp objects from a gigantic fish. They are fossils from up to 400 million years ago, which is approximately how long sharks have … Find out how to read more online.
Tree Fair to feature trees and fairies
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
“Tree Fair 2018” sponsored by People for Trees, Inc. will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Port Community Education Center, 4940 … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo live in Port Charlotte
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. For one night only, Friday, April 13, he will be making people laugh at Visani in … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy an Evening Under the Stars
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
The State College of Florida Foundation is hosting a fun-filled evening under the spring sky, featuring the SCF Big Band, The Venice Symphony and fabulous fireworks in honor of the … Find out how to read more online.


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