2018-01-01 / Arts & Entertainment


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



Songwriters at Sunset Beach BBQ and free concert [4:15 p.m. to sunset] This month’s concert will feature local musicians Bob Williams, Mike McMillan, Ed Summer and bill Steel. Come early for the BBQ by donation. Concerts will take place in the large gazebo on the beach at Lovers Key State Park. Free with paid park entry fee. For more information visit friendsofloverskey.org


Car Show [11 a.m. – 3 p.m.] See all your favorite makes and models of classic, exotic and custom cars. Where: Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., (Lakeside). Cost: Free./E


Films for Film LoversTortilla Soup” [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. Cost: $10 per person. Visit www.artcenterbonita.org for more information./B

Colorado Piano Trio and Guests Nisita Concert Series [7:30 p.m.] Formed twenty years ago at the Crested Butte Music Festival in Colorado, these three magnificent soloists combined to form a brilliant and exciting trio. Where: FGCU Tobe Recital Hall, Music Building. Cost: $10 general public and $7 for students. For tickets visit fgcu.edu/cas/bsma./FM


Teen Book DiscussionThe Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Petersen and the Churchill Club” [6:30 to 7:30 p.m.] At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation’s leaders, fifteen-yearold Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Sign up for the book discussion at the Youth Services desk and receive your free book. Quantity is limited. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Cost: Free. For more information call 239-533-4400 or visit leegov.com/library./E


Swamp Walks [9:30 a.m.] Explore Corkscrew’s old-growth cypress forest beyond the boardwalk on a swamp walk. Beginner and advanced swamp walks will be

offered. For more information and to register visit corkscrew.audubon.org/programs/ corkscrew-swamp-walks./N


Bonita Springs National Art Festival [10 a.m. to 5 p.m.] Enjoy the juried artwork of 200 national and international artists at this fine art/fine craft festival while supporting the many programs of the Center for the Arts. Paintings, glass, jewelry, clay works, photography, sculpture, wood and more. Rated one of the top Fine Art Festivals in the country. Where: Riverside Park off Old US 41. Cost: Free admission, donation requested./B


Jerry Stawski & The Magnificent Seven Jazz Concert [2 p.m.] Enjoy an afternoon with the smooth sounds of jazz. Where: Unity Church, 28285 Imperial Parkway. Cost: $25. For reservations, call the church at 239-947-3100./B


Films for Film LoversWe Are The Best” [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. Cost: $10 per person. Visit www.artcenterbonita.org for more information./B


Tropical Beach Party at Lovers Key State Park [5:30 to 8:30 p.m.] Wear your favorite tropical outfit and your dancing shoes as we enjoy the tropical sounds of Johnny Caribe. Feast on a delicious BBQ dinner catered by Texas Tony’s. Enjoy specialty desserts with an island flavor. All proceeds for the event benefit the future Environmental Education Center at Lovers Key State Park. Where: Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd. Cost: $50 per person and includes park admission, dinner, dancing, and two drinks. Cash bar will be available as well./B

Tea for Twelve [1 to 3 p.m.] Enjoy Afternoon Tea in “Mimi’s Tea Room” at the Estero Historical Society Cottage. Where: 9200 Corkscrew Palm Blvd. Tickets: $20. Seating is very limited. For reservations call Barb Toth “Tea Lady” at 239-498-7937. Advance reservation required./E


Off the Walls [6 to 8:30 p.m.] “It’s nearly time for the popular and unique art

event of the season, Off the Walls. This is the fundraiser that sends every guest home with a unique piece of art, jewelry or collectible. Your ticket price of $150 features not only a fun evening filled with catered hors d’oeuvres, wine and fun, but ultimately a piece of art or collectible valued between $275 and $6,000. Where: Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old US 41 Road. Cost: $150 per ticket./B


Jan. 26 & 27 and Feb. 2 & 3 - Annual Ghost Walk Performances [6:45 p.m.] Actors in period-accurate costumes will help to bring to life the over 100-year-old Koreshan Unity Settlement in the exact place it once was. The walking play includes a candlelit pathway night-time stroll, walking through historic restored Koreshan buildings, along with a treat made from a Koreshan recipe. The Fairbanks Morse diesel engine will be there to light up the night. Limited tickets are available for $25 each. This is a popular event. Tickets on sale now. Book early. Tickets can be purchased at friendsofkoreshan.org/ or by calling the Ranger Station at 239-992-0311. Where: Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road./E

Jan. 27 First Annual Health and Wellness Fair [9 a.m. to noon] Meet vendors from the health care community, see demonstrations, and enter to win raffle prizes. Where: Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. For more information, call 498-0415./E


Bonita Lions Wednesdays Fresh Market [8 a.m. to 1 p.m.] Locally grown produce, breads, fish, flowers and much more. Where: 10441 Childers Street./B

Drum Circle the 1st Saturday of the month with Debo Kumi [3 to 5:30 p.m.] Bring your drums, shakers, open heart and dance. Some drums provided. Where: Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Rd. Cost: $10. For more information visit happehatchee.org./E

Farmers at Coconut Point [Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.] Locally grown and produced vegetables, baked goods, flowers, fish, crafted products, honey and jams and more. Where: Between Panera Bread and Olive Garden./E

Yoga in Nature Experience the healing effects of yoga in nature. Where: Happehatchee Center, 8791 Corkscrew Road. Cost: $10. For a complete schedule visit happehatchee.org./E


Estero Village Council Wed., Jan. 3, 9:30 a.m., Wed., Jan. 17, 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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