2018-02-01 / Arts & Entertainment


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



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. Limited tickets are available for $25 each. This is a popular event. Tickets on sale now. 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


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 Road, (Lakeside) E. Cost: Free


Movie Day:The Promise” [2 to 4 p.m.] Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, “The Promise” follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Cost: Free. For more information call 239- 533-4400 or visit leegov.com/library./E


Comedic Storytelling [2 to 3 p.m.] With a passion for storytelling, Sandi Sylver will share her talents in a coffee-house-type performance for adult patrons. Her show is warm and funny, insightful and comes with a guarantee for a belly laugh or two or three. Highly entertaining and back by popular demand. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Cost: Free. For more information and to register call 239-533-4400 or visit leegov.com/library./E


ORBS! [8 to 9:30 p.m.] Join us, for a music-filled procession among Calusa spirit-animals, on the historic grounds of the Koreshan Unity Community, where Cyrus Teed and his followers lived, worked, worshiped, created and performed music, art, and theatre. Where: Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road. Cost: $20 general admission/$10 students. For tickets visit ghostbird.ticketleap.com./E


Nautical Market and Boat Show [Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.] The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs and the Friends of Lovers Key bring you this event featuring nautical exhibitors selling arts, crafts, clothing, fishing and cruising equipment, and other items for the boating and Florida lifestyle, as well as boat dealers. Where: Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd. Cost: $5 donation per person is suggested, at the gate. For more information visit loverskeynauticalmarket.com./E


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. Where: Riverside Park off Old US 41. Cost: Free admission, donation requested./E


Sweet Family Stories for Valentine’s Day [2 to 3 p.m.] Speaker Paulette Walters will join us from the DAR Barefoot Beach Chapter and will be sharing her sweet family stories in honor of Valentine’s Day. Where: Estero Historical Society, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. For more information visit esterohistoricalsociety.com./E

Author Lisa Black Luncheon [11 a.m. to noon] Friends of South County Library are featuring mystery/thriller author Lisa Black at their Feb. 12th luncheon. Where: Grandezza Country Club, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. Cost: $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Contact Ann Thomas at 230-390-1362 for further information./E


Nature Program Manatees and Dolphins [10 to 11:30 a.m.] Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Park for a talk on manatees and dolphins. The discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy, fun facts, and the differences between the two species. Where: Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road. To reserve your space, visit friendsofkoreshan.org/manatees-and-dolphins or call 239-992- 0311. Cost: Tour is free with park entry./E


Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal Ceremony times [10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.] All ceremony times will include photo stations, door prizes, food, a champagne

toast, and a parting gift for each couple. Space is limited to 40 couples for each time, so be sure to RSVP. Where: Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd. Cost: $100 per couple. For more information and to RSVP, contact Judy Greenwood at 708-359-0466 or visit friendsofloverskey.org./B

Blue Zones Purpose Workshop [2 to 4 p.m.] The Okinawans call it “Ikigai” and the Nicoyans call it “plan de vida;” for both it translates to “why I wake up in the morning.” Knowing your sense of purpose is worth up to seven years of extra life expectancy. This workshop will explain one of the 9 lessons of the Blue Zones, and help you get on the path to a more fulfilled life. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Cost: Free. For more information and to register call 239-533-4400 or visit leegov.com/library./E


Bonita Brew Fest [4 to 7:30 p.m.] This fun and entertaining event includes unlimited unique beer & cider sampling, live musical entertainment, food, and local vendors. Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. Where: Riverside Park, off Old US 41. For tickets and more information visit eventbrite.com./B

Estero Heart Walk & Wellness Festival [9 a.m.] Sign up to participate in the 1 or 3 mile noncompetitive

walk/run at 9 a.m. at the Estero Community Park and to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Register at www.heart.org/esteroheartwalk.


Bonita Lions Wednesday 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


Estero Village Council [Wed., Feb. 7, 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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