2018-03-01 / Arts & Entertainment


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



9th Annual Classic Car and Craft Show [9 a.m. to 3 p.m.] Cruise in for a great day filled with classic cars, vintage bikes, and hot rods in the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Shop the arts and crafts at Planetary Court. Enjoy live music and great food. Where: Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road. Cost: Free with park admission. For more information call the Ranger Station at 239- 992-0311/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. 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


Meditation Gathering [2 to 5 p.m.] Led by Bhante Jayasara, a visiting Buddhist monastic, we’ll have times of silent sitting, yoga stretching and mindful walking at a lush five-acre Eco-Spiritual Center. Where: Happehatchee, 8791 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Information/ RSVP: Facebook.com/MindHarmony, call 239-682-4575, or email Ann, yoganni@yahoo.com. Cost: Free/ Donations accepted./E

Sixth Annual Symposium on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias [8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.] A free seminar packed with information about keeping your brain healthy. Experts will share information about reducing the risk of dementia through nutrition and lifestyle changes; enhancing dementia care through music; and evaluating prevention therapies. Where: FGCU’s Cohen Center Ballroom, 10501 FGCU Blvd S. Cost: Free to the public. Three CEUs are available for nurses, nursing home administrators, guardians and social workers; the CEU fee is $50. Registration is required. Please call 239-437-3007 to register./E


Films for Film Lovers:Jake Shimabukuro: Life on 4 Strings” [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 artcenterbonita.org for more information./B


Movie Day: Dunkirk (2017) [2 to 4 p.m.] WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Cost: Free. For more information call 239-533-4400 or visit leegov.com/library./E


Bonita Blues Festival [1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Saturday)] This is the Blues Festival’s 12th year, celebrating blues music and supporting local charities. After parties will be hosted at Maria’s Mexican Restaurant on Old 41 Road, both nights at 9 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to take blankets, sunscreen, and chairs to enjoy the music. Where: Riverside Park off Old 41 Road. Cost: $40 Friday, $45 Saturday, $60 Weekend Pass. For more information and to purchase tickets visit bonitablues.com./B


15th Annual Celebrate Estero [11 a.m. to 2 p.m.] Join Miromar Outlets and the Estero Chamber of Commerce for games, activities, demonstrations, displays and raffle drawings for the entire family. Where: Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road. Cost: Free./E


Shells: Mysterious Beauties [10 to 11 a.m.] Join a park naturalist in the Art Hall of the Koreshan State Historic Site for a talk on shells and the mysterious creatures that reside inside. Find out how the shells are created and built. Discussion will touch on behaviors, anatomy and fun facts as well as the ability to hold and see the shells of specimens that lived in the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. There will be time at the conclusion of the talk for questions and clarification. Where: Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road. Cost: Free with park admission. Reservations requested. To reserve your space, visit friendsofkoreshan.org/shells-mysteriousbeauties/ or call 239-992-0311./E

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day [6:15 to 7:45 p.m.] This family friendly event will feature music, crafts for children and a performance by dancers from Kellyn Celtic Arts Irish Dance Academy. Be ready to tap your toes to the music and enjoy family time. Where: South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Pkwy. Cost: Free. For more information call 239-533-4400 or visit leegov.com/library./E


U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors [7:30 p.m.] Join the Jazz Ambassadors at Riverside Park to hear the military’s finest practitioners of jazz and swing. The Army’s official touring big band, this 19-member jazz ensemble has received widespread acclaim at home and abroad, earning the Jazz Ambassadors the title “America’s Big Band”. The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs will be selling beer and will have a food vendor to round out the festivities. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket and a friend. Where: Riverside Park off Old 41 Road. Cost: Free./B


Village of Estero Third Anniversary Celebration [6 to 9 p.m.] Enjoy food from local vendors, children’s activities and outstanding entertainment provided by Southwest Florida’s premier entertainers Billy Dean & Dawn. A short recognition of Estero’s community leaders will take place from 6:30 – 7 p.m., and then the entertainment starts again and continues until 9 p.m. Where: Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Cost: Free admission./E



St. Paddy’s Day Party [11 a.m.] Enjoy live entertainment, food, prizes and more. Where: Fitzgerald’s Pub, 9070 Bonita Beach Road. Cost: $10.00 cover./B


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

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 Historical Society Annual Tea Fundraiser [Mon., Mar. 19 at 11 a.m.] Follow the yellow brick road over to the Estero Historical Society annual tea fundraiser. This year’s theme is Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Wizard of Oz. Enjoy a silent and live auction, prizes for the best costume, best table, centerpiece and best hat. Where: Grandezza Country Club, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. Cost: $ 50 per person. For reservations contact Pamela at ehsteatickets@gmail.com./E


Estero Village Council [Wed., Mar. 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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