2017-03-16 / What To Do, Where To Go

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


The Radical Eye International Contemporary Photography Exhibit runs March 16-April 29 at the Aldo Castillo Gallery at Miromar Design Center. The exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The exhibit includes diverse photography works by world acclaimed artists and is curated by Aldo Castillo. Pictured: “Super Man” by Shelley Lake. 10800 Corkscrew Rd, Suite 390, Estero. (312) 375-8887, aldocastilloprojects@gmail.com or www.aldocastillogallery.com. The Radical Eye International Contemporary Photography Exhibit runs March 16-April 29 at the Aldo Castillo Gallery at Miromar Design Center. The exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The exhibit includes diverse photography works by world acclaimed artists and is curated by Aldo Castillo. Pictured: “Super Man” by Shelley Lake. 10800 Corkscrew Rd, Suite 390, Estero. (312) 375-8887, aldocastilloprojects@gmail.com or www.aldocastillogallery.com. THEATER

Disney’s The Little Mermaid - At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through March 19. Show times vary. $33-$88. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - By Florida Repertory Theatre March 21-April 12. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Nice T!ts - The one-woman autobiographical comedy makes its Southwest Florida debut at the Alliance for the Arts March 17-19. Performances are at 8 p.m. March 17 and at 2 and 8 p.m. March 19. $22 members; $24 non-members; $11 students. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 939-2787, desiree@artinlee.org or www.ArtInLee.org.

Play On! - By the Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 1 at the Kiwanis Hall. Performances are on March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. March 19, 26 and April 1. $25 adults; $12 students. 1634 Woodford Ave. laboratorytheaterflorida.com or 218-0481.

Things My Mother Taught Me - At Broadway Palm Theatre through April 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

Nunsense - At the BIG ARTS Strauss Theater March 16-April 15. 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. 472-6862 or www.bigarts.org.


Jonathan Edwards performs at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Jonathan Edwards performs at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Shear Madness - By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the Art- Stage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.

Anything Goes - By Broadway Palm Theatre through April 1. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.

My Fair Lady - By The Naples Players through April 2 at Sugden Community Theatre, Naples. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.

Something Rotten! - At Artis— Naples through March 19. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

9 to 5: The Musical - By TheatreZone through March 19 at the G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966- 3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com.

THURSDAY3.16

FGCU Concert - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents a French Music for Piano Duo Faculty & Guest Artist Series Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. $10 for the public; $7 for students. www.fgcu.edu/CAS/BSMA.

Tall Ships - The Marina at Edison Ford presents the Columbus replica ships the Nina and the Pinta today through Sunday at the Marina at Edison Ford. Walk-aboard, self-guided tours are available from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; no reservations needed. $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 ages 5-16. 2360 West First St. (787) 672-2152 or www.ninapinta.org.

Dance Party - An Enchanted Ballroom Dance Party starts at 7 p.m. at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26821 S. Bay Dr. #110. 908-9492.

Audubon Program - Audubon of SWFL presents “Using banding to reveal the amazing journeys of shorebirds & seabirds” with Adam DiNuovo at 7 p.m. at Tropical Lodge 56. The speaker has been working with shorebirds and seabirds across the U.S. and beyond for more than 15 years. Free; the public is welcome. 10868 Metro Pkwy. https://www.audubonswfl.org/.

Photo Exhibit - The Radical Eye International Contemporary Photography Exhibit runs today through April 29 at the Aldo Castillo Gallery at Miromar Design Center. The exhibition is open to the public Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The exhibit includes diverse photography works by world acclaimed artists and is curated by Aldo Castillo.10800 Corkscrew Rd, Suite 390, Estero. (312) 375-8887, aldocastilloprojects@gmail.com or www.aldocastillogallery.com.

Concert Series - The Fine Arts Concert Series presents the Naples Philharmonic at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs. $35. 9751 Bonita Beach Road. 597-1900.

Sharp Dressed Men - ZZ Top and Edgar Winter Band perform at 7 p.m. at Germain Arena. $50-$100. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.

Chamber Jazz - A classical jazz quartet featuring flute, violin, viola and cello performs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Lonely Boy - Paul Anka performs at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $125. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com.

Fair Play - Collier County Agricultural Fair and Exposition returns with livestock competitions, carnival rides, musical guests and much more today through March 26 at Collier County Fairgrounds. Check website for full schedule. 455-1444 or www.collierfairgrounds.com.

Eco Cruise - Salty Sam’s Marina and Sight Sea-R Cruises offer an interactive eco tour cruise from 9 a.m.-noon every Thursday. Hosted by Capt. Phil, the tour includes an island visit, a touch tank and a chance to see marine life. $35 adults; $25 children; upgrades available. 765- 7272 or www.sightseaflorida.com.

Comedy Show - Alex Elkin and Luke Trotta perform tonight through Sunday at the Laugh In Comedy Café. Show times vary. 8595 College Pkwy. 479- LAFF or www.laughincomedycafe.com.

Outdoor Yoga - A goddess yoga class is offered from 1-2 p.m. every Thursday at Koreshan State Park. The focus is on improving internal strength, clarity, and creativity, through a dynamic physical practice. Basic physical agility is required. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Free park admission. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Tribute Show - An Eagles Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

Live Music - The Classics II perform from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.

Funny Guy - Darren Carter “The Party Starter” performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. Tickets start at $22. Show times vary. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389- 6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

FRIDAY3.17

St. Pat’s Cruises - Pure Florida offers a St. Patrick’s Day cruise on the Caloosahatchee River aboard the M/V Edison Explorer from 2-4 p.m. A sunset cruise departs at 6:30 p.m. $32. The cruises depart from The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 W. First St. www.PureFL.com or 919-2965.

Author Event - Evening with the Authors starts at 5 p.m. at the Marina at Edison Ford. Meet dozens of best-selling authors headline the SWFL Reading Festival the following day and enjoy dockside cocktails, a buffet dinner and a dessert reception. $55; reservations required. 2360 West First St. www.readfest.org/events or 479-4636.

Flower Show - The Garden Council hosts a free flower show themed “Celebration” today and Saturday at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council headquarters. Hours are 1-6 p.m. today and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday. The show feature 48 designs, exhibitor awards and more than 100 exhibits. Donations for the council are welcome. 2166 Virginia Ave. 233-1166, bhamera@outlook.com.

Frankly Funny - Comedian and actor Frank Blocker performs monologues, improv, songs and more in an interactive performance at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 395-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Downtown Party - A St. Patty’s Day Block Party runs from 4-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. www.myriverdistrict.com.

Irish Party - A real St. Patrick’s Day Party is set for 5-10 p.m. at St. Columbkille’s Iona Hall. The show features Ireland’s own Brian Bonner, Irish step dancers and a singalong with Lee Van Asten, plus a corned beef and cabbage dinner and beer and wine setups. $35. 12171 Iona Road. 489-3973.

Music & More - Music Walk runs from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers. Enjoy music at a variety of venues plus dining and shopping. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com.

World Premiere - The Michael Shirtz Quartet presents the world premiere of “In Finding Faith” at 7 p.m. at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church. The show uses traditional hymns, jazz tunes and new features to tell a story of struggles and finding faith. Michael Shirtz is a pianist, composer and conductor known for his versatility. Donations welcome. 8570 Cypress Lake Dr. 482-1250, clumc@cypresslakeumc.com or www.cypresslakeumc.com.

Art & Poetry - An Art & Poetry Networking Event runs from 8-10 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. $10. 2301 First St. 333-1933 or www.sbdac.com.

Irish Fare - A St. Paddy’s Day Dinner Festival runs from 6-11 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $25. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Live Music - Opposite States performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.

Dance Show - The Stage presents the Uptown Express, a 10-piece dance band, at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405- 8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

SATURDAY3.18

Get Your Engine Running - Koreshan State Historic Site hosts an antique engine and quilt show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday. Free with entry fee. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Yard Sale - The Bonita Springs Historical Society holds a yard sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the McSwain Home. The sale features antique furniture, collectibles, dolls, knick-knacks and more. Donations of usable items are welcome and can be dropped off from 4-7 p.m. March 17 at the home at 27451 Old 41.

Arts & Crafts - An Art & Craft Show is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Pelican Sound Golf and River Club. Lunch is available. 4561 Pelican Sound Blvd., Estero. ID required at gate. 247-2729 or A.delacroix@comcast.net.

Pickleball Tourney - A Pickleball Tournament starts at 1 p.m. at the Bonita Springs Recreation Center. $5 cash entry fee per member. 27640 Pine Ave. Must register in advance: 992-2556.

Junior Recital - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts presents Victoria Woodcock and Heather Borrelli’s Junior Vocal Recitals at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public

Tribute Concert - The McCartney Years performs at 8 p.m. at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $45-$55. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495- 8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

ACMA Concert - The Americana Community Music Association presents Acoustic Blues at 7 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Church. Suggested donation $15. 2756 McGregor Blvd. 691-4069 or www.americanacma.org.

Estero Event - The 14th annual Celebrate Estero is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. The event includes games, activities, demonstrations, displays and raffle drawings. 948-3766.

Reading Fest - The 18th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Centennial Park. The event includes author talks, the latest library technology, contests, booksellers, book signings, activities for teens and children, a free book for every child and teen and the Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands. www.readfest.org or 479-4636.

Music Series - The Koreshan Music Series starts at 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays in the historic Art Hall at Koreshan State Historic Site. Concerts are free with park admission. Today’s performer is Elise Sherron of the FGCU Bower School of Music. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Beach Yoga - Becky Lang teaches yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Saturday in March on Fort Myers Beach. The Level One Flow Yoga practice is suitable for most levels and is held on the sand just north of the pier. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen and water. In the event of inclement weather, cancellation info is posted at beckylang.com. Suggested donation: $10. 791-6538 or beckylang@comcast.net.

Live Music - Edith Diamond performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.

Blues Tunes - A Backyard Bluesfest featuring The Jeff Jensen Band, TBA, and Tommy Lee Cook & The Heathens with Panache runs from 2-11 p.m. at the Buckingham Blues Bar. $10; no coolers or pets. 5641 Buckingham Road. 693-7111 or www.buckinghambar.com.

Chess Group - The Southwest Florida Chess Club plays every Saturday at the Estero Recreation Center. The scholastic group meets from 10 a.m.-noon for chess instruction and games. The regular club meets from noon-4 p.m. 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Club membership is free to all ages and open to all skill levels. The only cost is a one-time $10 fee for an ERC membership. 218-2116 or swflchess@yahoo.com.

Karaoke Time - Flamingo Island Flea Market offers karaoke from noon-4 p.m. year-round at Bahama Momma’s Tiki Bar. 11902 Bonita Beach Road. 948- 7799 or www.flamingoisland.com.

Park Tours - A guided tour of the historic Koreshan Settlement starts at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Koreshan State Historic Site. Walk the grounds of the utopian community that helped establish Estero. $2 adults; $1 for under 6. Free with park admission. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Music Show - “Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” starts at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Sunday at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $38-$70. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Tribute Show - An ABBA Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

SUNDAY3.19

Junior Recitals - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts hosts Lissette Garcia’s Junior Euphonium and Alex Burden’s Junior Saxophone Recitals at 3 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Free Recitals - The FGCU Bower School of Music and the Arts hosts Courtney MacDonald and Nick Contreras’ Junior Clarinet Recitals at 7:30 p.m. at the U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.

Spring Equinox - The Happehatchee Center hosts a guided meditation in the Peace Pavilion to celebrate the Spring Equinox. The event includes labyrinth walking, herbal tea and light refreshments. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, happehatchee@gmail.com or www.Happehatchee.org.

Yoga Class - A traditional yoga class runs from 9-10 a.m. every Sunday at Koreshan State Historic Site. The class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Beginners are welcome. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission is free. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Koreshan Baking - Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Koreshan Baking at 10 a.m. Saunter back in time and enjoy a “pinch” of history at the Cast Iron Café where recipes are prepared using a historic 1903 Dutch oven and woodburning oven. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992- 0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Dance Band - The Motown Explosion Dance Band performs at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

Music Series - The Koreshan Music Series starts at 1 p.m. most Saturdays and Sundays in the historic Art Hall at Koreshan State Historic Site. Concerts are free with park admission. Today’s show is bluegrass by Scott Ritter and Paddle Faster. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992- 0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Live Music - Mark Dupuy performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Free. 949-1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.

MONDAY3.20

National Orchestra - The Royal Scottish National Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The orchestra is celebrating 125 years of bringing classical music to audiences around the world. 13350 FSW Pkwy. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Jive & Swing - The Jive Aces, “Britain’s Got Talent” stars and the UK’s No. 1 jive and swing band, performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. $36. 15100 Shell Point Blvd. 454-2067 or http://www.shellpoint.org/index.php.

Concert Experience - “DECEMBER ’63: The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons” takes the stage today and Monday for matinee and evening performances at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. The show features favorites from Frankie Valli along with the most popular singles from the Broadway blockbuster musical “The Jersey Boys.” 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

Film Series - The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs host a screening of “Closely Watched Trains” at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts – Moe Auditorium & Film Center, Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Tribute Show - The Stage hosts a Jersey Boys and Doo Wop Tribute Show by the Del Prados at 7:30 p.m. . 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

TUESDAY3.21

Funny Lady - Carol Burnett returns to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” she takes questions from the audience and shows video clips from her shows. $59-$149. www.bbmannpah.com or 481-4849.

A Poem Is - Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts A Celebration of Poetry with nationally recognized poets Dr. Catalina Monterrosa and Abbott Ikeler reading their own works from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Art Dinner - Dinner with Artists is presented by the Naples Art Association from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Shangri-La Springs. $125 per person. 27750 Old 41 Road. 262-6517.

Tribute Show - A Hall of Fame 50s-60s/Motown Dance Band performs at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

Music & Dance - Maurice Lo Monaco presents an evening of music and dance from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. $5. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Legendary Performer - Chubby Checker performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $48-$75. 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. $35- $55. 389-8901 or wwwswflpac.com.

WEDNESDAY3.22

Grand Opening - RTI Insurance Services holds grand opening festivities for its new location from 3-6 p.m. The event, featuring refreshments, also celebrates the company’s 20th anniversary of serving Lee County. The public is welcome. 9681 Gladiolus Dr., Ste. 111.

Tribute Show - The Stage hosts a Tina Turner/Blues Brothers Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566 or www.thestagebonita.com. For reservations: infothestagebonita.com.

Live Music - Wendy Renee performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr. Free. 949- 1573 or www.promenadeshops.com.

Diva Music - A Divas of the Soul Dinner Tribute Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $44-$65 for dinner and the show. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.

Comedy Show - Gallagher’s Joke’s On You Tour starts at 8:15 p.m. at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. $20-$30. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

UPCOMING

Nature Chat - Humorist and natural history author Charles Sobczak discusses the changing face of nature and sign some books while guests enjoy beer and ceviche from Coastal Peruvian at 6:30 p.m. March 23 at Everglades Wonder Gardens. $15 for members, $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.org.

Concert - Jonathan Edwards performs at 8 p.m. March 23 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Book Sale - Friends of the Bonita Springs Library host a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24-25 in the library’s meeting room. 26876 Pine Ave. 533-4860 or agap@comcast.net.

Juried Exhibit - The ninth annual Student Juried Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Presentation start at 6 p.m. March 23 at the FGCU Main Gallery. Free and open to the public. 745-4268.

One-Woman Show - Actress and playwright Janina Birtolo presents “Amelia Earhart: Daring to Dream” at 2 p.m. March 23 at the Lakes Regional Library. 15290 Bass Road. Registration is required: 479-4636.

Full of Grace - Late Nite Catechism returns with Sister’s riotous and righteous take on sins and sensibilities at 6 and 8 p.m. March 24-25 at Artis—Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.

Bonita Party - Celebrate Bonita! takes place with family activities, food vendors and musical performances by four-time Grammy nominee Joe Nichols, The Ben Allen Band, Sarah Hadekah and more from 2-9 p.m. March 25 at Riverside Park. Free. 949-6262 or www.cityofbonitasprings.org.

Pet Party - Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts GoldenFest VIII from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26 at Doggy Heaven at the Shell Factory & Nature Park, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers. Events include pet vendors, dog dock diving, pet portraits, a grooming booth, raffles, auctions, a GRRSWF Korean dog reunion tent and more. All breeds of well-mannered, leashed dogs are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Dog-related vendors are welcome., info@grrswf.org or 369-0415.

ONGOING EVENTS

Typography Exhibit - The Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries of the Bower School of Music & the Arts present the “Visual Language: The Art of Typography and Creative Writing” exhibition through March 30 in the Art- Lab Gallery. The exhibit is co-curated by graphic design instructor Sasha Minsky and writing instructor Jesse Millner. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors. artgallery. fgcu.edu, 590-7199 or asturdiv@fgcu.edu.

Basket Making - Georgia and the Brookdale Basketeers create and teach pine needle basketry from 9:30-11 a.m. every Wednesday at Brookdale Bonita Springs Visitors and participants are welcome. 26850 South Bay Dr., Bonita Springs.

Art Classes - Former university instructor James Neal Renfro teaches “Spontaneity in Acrylic Painting” for all levels from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays at Renfro Studio. $150 for a six-week course. He teaches “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursdays. $190 for a nine-week course. 10926 East Terry St., Bonita Springs. 947-2808.

Cookin’ at Koreshan - Koreshan State Historic Site offers Florida Cracker Cowboy Cookin’ at 10 a.m. every first and third Thursday. Saunter back in time and enjoy Cracker Cowboy Cooking at the Cast Iron Café where cowboy recipes are prepared using a historic Dutch oven and wood-burning stove. Evelyn’s Koreshan Cooking is offered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Botanical Tour - Koreshan State Historic Site offers guided botanical tours from 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Observe native and exotic plants established by the early Koreshans. Tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 6 years of age. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Engine Demo - Koreshan State Historic Site offers an antique engine demonstration at 11 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. Meet at the Generator Building for a demonstration of 1900s engines. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Garden Club - The Gulf Coast Garden Club meets at 9 a.m. on the second Monday of every month from October through May at Unity Church. Meetings begin with Wake Up and Learn, including coffee and a brief demo, followed by a business meeting and a program on design and horticulture. New members are welcome. $5 for guests. 28285 Imperial Pkwy., Bonita Springs. www.GulfCoastGardenClub.org.

Live Music - DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant offers live music by Manny from 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. 26811 South Bay Dr., Suite 140 & 148. 325-3583 or www.deromos.com.

Happy Hour - Teatro, the new restaurant at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center, offers happy hour from 4-6 p.m. The restaurant opens for lunch at 11 a.m. 11515 Bonita Beach Road South. www.swflpac.com or 389-6901.

Kayak or Canoe - Koreshan State Historic Site offers canoes and kayaks for rent. Rentals for canoes are $7 for the first hour and $5 each additional hour. Single kayak rentals are $10 for the first hour and $5 each additional hour. Tandem kayak rentals are $15 for the first hour and $10 each additional hour. Rent at the Ranger Station. No reservations. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org.

Native Plants - The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society sells native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. Experts answer questions and teach shoppers about the benefits of adding native plants to their landscaping. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or 273-8945.

Kayaking Lessons - The College of Life Foundation, an American Canoe Association Paddle America Club, offers private, lessons on the Estero River. All equipment provided. $50 individual; $90 couple. For reservations: 992-2184 or www.collegeoflifefoundation.org.

Kayak Tours - Koreshan State Historic Site and the College of Life Foundation present Estero River ($45), Mound Key ($55) and Estero Bay ($45) kayak tours daily. Tours include all equipment. 3800 Corkscrew Rd. For prices and reservations: 992- 2184 or www.collegeoflifefoundation.org.

Organic Lunch - Shangri-La Springs offers organic lunches and meals to go from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. $9-$14. 949-0749. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

Live Music - Shangri-La Springs offers live music by original local musical groups from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday in the Shangri-La Lounge. Organic farm-to-table dinner service is available on these nights from 5-8 pm. 27750 Old 41 Road. 949-0749 or www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

Happehatchee Events - The Happehatchee Center is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Yoga in Nature is held several days a week; times and class descriptions vary. Historic Walking Tours start at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A drum circle runs from 3-5:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; $10. 8731 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-5455, happehatchee@gmail.com or www.Happehatchee.org.

Wood Art - The Bonita/Estero Wood Carvers meet from 12:30-3 p.m. on Wednesdays year round at the Estero Recreation Center. Instruction is available. Membership is free and newcomers are welcome. 482-6822. ¦

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