2017-10-01 / Arts & Entertainment


B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples


5 Thursday

7th Annual Golf Tournament & Luncheon — 7:30 a.m., registration; 8:30 a.m. shotgun. Enjoy lunch, awards ceremony, reception, live and silent auction. Where: Spring Run Golf Club, 9501 Spring Run Blvd. B. Cost: $35 includes lunch, awards ceremony and reception; $95 includes: lunch, golf, awards ceremony and reception. For more info, please visit www.esterochamber.org.

9 Monday

What Happened to Ochopee? — 2 to 3 p.m. Meet author, Jeff Whichello as he talks about his book, “What Happened to Ochopee?” Books will be available for purchase and the author will be thrilled to autograph them for you. Where: Estero Historical Society Cottage, 9200 Corkscrew Palm Blvd. E. Cost: Free

10 Tuesday

It’s Abstract! — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Brenda Belfield will share techniques and hints with participants on how to create their visions on canvas. Paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, wine, and food are provided. Registration is recommended. Where: Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road B. Cost: $55 per person. For more information and to register, call 239-495-8989 or visit artcenterbonita.org.

12 Thursday

Book Discussion: Lilac Girls — 2 to 3 p.m. Book discussion of “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly. The lives of three women converge

at the Ravensbrück concentration camp as one resolves to help from her post at the French consulate, one becomes a courier in the Polish resistance, and one takes a German government medical position. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy., E. Cost: Free.

13 Friday – 15 Sunday

Florida International Air Show — Fri., gates open at 4 p.m., Sat. & Sun., gates open at 10 a.m. Feel the adrenaline at Florida International Air Show’s 36th year of providing highspeed military jets, serial stunts and interactive static displays to entertain aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Where: Punta Gorda Airport, Punta Gorda. For tickets and more info please visit floridaairshow.com.

14 Saturday

Estero Community Park Yard Sale — 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendars. It’s time to dig into your closets, garages and storage bins for those unwanted items. Make some extra money selling old clothing, electronics, house wares or anything else you no longer want. If you do not have anything to sell, come out and shop for great bargains. Where: 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., E. Cost: $5 per parking space, if selling items. Registration begins Sept. 14th. Reserve your space by registering online at www.leeparks.org.

15 Sunday

1st Annual Youth Empowerment Day at Koreshan — 9 to 2 p.m. Experience activities and learn about local organizations that can help empower your children. Activities include a fishing clinic, self-defense demos, nature trial hike, shore bird talk, face painting and more. Stop by the park for a day of fun, food and empowerment. Where: Koreshan State Park,

3800 Corkscrew Rd. E. Cost: Regular park admission, $4 for a vehicle with one person and motorcycles, $5 for a vehicle with 2-8 people, $2 for bicycles and walkers.

16 Monday

Films for Film Lovers — “Trash,” 7 p.m. Films on Monday nights in the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center, furnished with a large movie screen and comfortable chairs to watch the best foreign and independent films. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Where: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, B. Cost: $10 per person. Visit www.artcenterbonita.org for more information.

19 Thursday

Tea for Twelve — 1 p.m. Enjoy Afternoon Tea in “Mimi’s Tea Room” at the Estero Historical Society Cottage. Where: 9200 Corkscrew Palm Blvd. E. Tickets: $20. Seating is very limited. For reservations please call Barb Toth “Tea Lady” at 239-498-7937. Advance reservation required.

Get Fired Up! — Water bowl, 5:30 p.m. Spend the evening creating a unique piece of art using glass-cutting techniques, two-dimensional design, fusing practices, and more. Materials, wine, and food are provided. Reservations required. Where: Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd. B. Cost: $65 per person. For more information and to reserve your space, call 239-495-8989 or visit artcenterbonita.org.

27 Friday

Complimentary painting critique and lesson — 1 to 3 p.m. Master painter Wanda Kemper will give painting critiques and a talk on “underpainting,” her fourth talk in a series. Artists are encouraged to bring their paintings for critique. Reservations are not necessary. Where: ACSWF Co-op Gallery, (next to Panera), Coconut Point,

E. Cost: Free. For more information call the gallery at (239) 949-3073.

27 Friday – 29 Sunday

Stone Crab Festival — Fri., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local non-profits such as Freedom Waters Foundation. Where: Old Naples Waterfront, N.

28 Saturday

4th Annual Family Halloween Festival — 4 to 7 p.m. No tricks, just TREATS! A SPOOKtacular evening to get caught in a web of friends for a pumpkin painting, photo ops, hay ride, food, fun, games, and treats. Come as you aren’t for the children’s parade and costume contest. Where: Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd. E. Cost: Free, with park admission.

29 Sunday

500th Anniversary Reformation Hymn Festival — 3 p.m. The Genesis Ensemble with the choirs of area Lutheran churches, featuring organ and brass, will perform in commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. A reception will follow the festival. The concert is open to the community. Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 25999 Old 41, B. Cost: Free.


Estero Village Council — Wed., Oct. 18, 9:30 a.m., Wed., Nov. 1, 9:30 a.m. Come watch local government in action. Where: Village Council Chambers, 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle E.

All dates, times and prices are subject to change.

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