Charlotte County Florida Weekly

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

 

 

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THEATER

Rock of Ages – At Broadway Palm Theatre though June 25. Dinner and a show option. Matinees Thursday and Saturday. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.

The Savannah Sipping Society – By Lemon Bay Playhouse through June 26. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $23, $18 students. 96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood. 941-474-9610 or www.lemonbayplayhouse.com.

The Birds – By The Laboratory Theater of Florida on select dates through July 2. Show times vary. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 239-218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.

 

 

ART

Members Exhibit – The “Member’s Showcase” Exhibit opens June 18 at the Visual Arts Center and runs until Aug. 25. A reception/awards ceremony starts at 5 p.m. June 30. Members get 5 feet of space to decorate with any art they chose: 2D, 3D, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, etc. 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. www.visualartcenter.org or 941-639-8810.

Special Exhibit – The Military Heritage Museum hosts “The Art of War” exhibition by Sgt. Phillip Scott Moore. This traveling exhibition of 18 pastel paintings is on display through June 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 900 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. www.militaryheritagemuseum.org or 941-575-9002.

New Exhibition – North Port Art Center and Wellen Park host award-winning artists Kathy Wilke, Sharon Eng and Cara Guagilardo through the month of June at the Wellen Park Welcome Center. The art on display may be purchased. 12275 Mercado Drive, Venice. www.northportartcenter.org or 941-423- 6460.

Dwight Icenhower and The Blue Suede Review perform at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Visani. A complete dinner and show package is available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net. COURTESY PHOTO

Dwight Icenhower and The Blue Suede Review perform at 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Visani. A complete dinner and show package is available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net. COURTESY PHOTO

Artists Highlighted – The Sea Grape Gallery’s June’s 3D Artist of the Month is silver jewelry artist Nancy VanTassell and the 2D Artist of the Month is water-media artist Jim Beech. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 113 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-575-1718 or www.seagrapegallery.com.

Art & Music – North Port Art Center’s “Art & Music” exhibits challenge artists to draw inspiration from the meaning and emotions of songs or incorporate subjects from the lyrics and title of songs. For the June exhibit, on display through June 24, artists used “Garden Party” by Ricky Nelson as inspiration. For July, the song for inspiration is “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” The deadline to submit art is June 25. A reception will be held July 8, and the exhibit will be on display through July 29. 5950 Sam Shapos Way, North Port. www.northportartcenter.org or 941-423-6460.

On Display – The North Port Art Center presents the exhibition “Art in Public Places” at Schmidt Real Estate-Century 21 through July 31. View more than 50 paintings by local artists available for purchase. 100 W. Venice Ave., Venice. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 941-423-6460.

THURSDAY 6.16

Craft Class – The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association presents the class “Card Making with Patti” from 10 a.m.-noon. Participants create four cards using pre-cut designs while learning new techniques. Instructor provides all supplies. Register in advance at www.PGICA.org, 941-875-5850 or patti_ boese@comcast.net. 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.

Dance Class – The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association offers a Ladies Dance for all levels from 11 a.m.-noon on Thursdays. Get introduced to steps from salsa, rumba, Charleston, swing, blues, tango and paso doble; no partner needed. Instructor: Nathalie Lemoine. Registration required: lemoineswfl@gmail.com, 941-830-3151 or www.pgica.org. 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.

Fishermen’s Village – Flatwater performs from 5-9 p.m. in Center Court and One Man Band Jeff Hughes performs from 4-8 p.m. in at the Sunset Beach Tiki Bar. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-8721 or www.fishermensvillage.com.

Jazz Plus – Top Shelf Jazz from 6-9 p.m. at The Grill at 1951 welcomes its featured artist, Tom Ellison from Venice, who plays saxophone and flute along with vocals. Shawn Marren plays piano with his quartet, and Patricia Dean adds drums and vocals from the Great American Songbook. Reservations recommended. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. www.thegrillat1951.com or 941-255-0994.

Funny Guy – Comics and Cannoli with host Adam Marko begins at 6:30 p.m. at Nino’s Bakery & Restaurant. 3078 Cooper St. (Extension), Punta Gorda. Reservations recommended. 941-833-8912 or www.ninosbakery.us.

Smarty Pants – Trivia Night begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in June at Coastal Expressions & Wine. $6 for bingo cards. 1133 Bal Harbor, Suite 1135, Punta Gorda. www.coastal-expressions.com/ events.

Tunes at Dean’s – Remedy performs from 7-11 p.m. at Dean’s South of the Border. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

Laughs Guaranteed – Visani presents Dale Jones at 7:30 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. Friday, 6 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $10. The two-item minimum policy is in effect. 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.

FRIDAY 6.17

Dance Fusion – The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association presents a Dance Fusion Class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Fridays and Tuesdays. $12 per class. No class Tuesday. 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. zumbawithcarla@gmail.com or www.PGICA.org.

Woodworkers Welcome – The Lemon Bay Woodcarvers meet from noon-2:30 p.m. every Friday at Community Presbyterian Church in Kastner Hall. All levels of carvers are welcome including beginners interested in learning the art of woodcarving. Instructions provided. A $1 donation is requested. 405 S. McCall Road, Englewood. 410-320-1489 or mazz102@yahoo.com.

Caribbean Fun – The second annual Caribbean Heritage Month Celebration runs from 1-9 p.m. at Port Charlotte Beach Park. Live music, games, prizes. Food and drink vendors. Free. 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. 954-865-5293.

Music at Charley’s – Bill Dundas performs from 1-5 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s. Tavo and the Hawk performs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-9695 or www.hurricanecharleys.com.

Dean’s Tunes – Pirate Radio performs from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Powerhouse performs from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

Fishermen’s Village – Paul Roush performs from 5-9 p.m. in Center Court and Dave Lapio performs on the steel drums from 4-8 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Tiki Bar. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-8721 or www.fishermensvillage.com.

Karaoke Night – Jimmy St. Onge hosts karaoke from 5-8 p.m. inside Nino’s and the Tradesman Band performs from 6-9 p.m. on the Patio at Nino’s Bakery & Restaurant. 3078 Cooper St. (Extension), Punta Gorda. 941-833-8912 or www.ninosbakery.us.

Sing It – Karaoke with Rick Crum runs from 6-10 p.m. at the Gilded Grape Wine Bar. 3796 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 941-235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Live Music – Bill Fredericks performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Grille at 1951. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. www.thegrillat1951.com or 941-255-0994.

Bingo Night – Wine-O Bingo is offered from 6-8 p.m. Fridays in June at Coastal Expressions & Wine. $6 for bingo cards. 1133 Bal Harbor, Suite 1135, Punta Gorda. www.coastal-expressions.com/events.

At The Celtic Ray – Kettle of Fish performs from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Celtic Ray. 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115 or www.CelticRay. net.

Comedy Show – The Library Comedy Club presents headliner Jeff Gerbino at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. The club is located inside Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside. $15 reserved seating. 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Full bar and menu. 305- 343-2930 or degame@att.net.

SATURDAY 6.18

Downtown Market – The Saturday Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the corner of Taylor and Olympia in downtown Punta Gorda. Vendors offer produce, nuts, baked goods, homemade pasta, kitchenware, beef and fresh seafood, citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, crafts, cheese and live music. www.facebook.com/PuntaGordaFarmersMarket or www.puntagordachamber.com/punta-gorda-farmers-market.

Help Kids – A “Bags & Brews Adult Charity Cornhole Tournament” is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. The event is hosted by Camelot Community Care to benefit kids in foster care services and programs in Charlotte County. The indoor tournament is registering teams and sponsors now. 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Register online at www.camelot4kids.com, call 407-607-6272 or email Rebecca at rpayne@camelotcommunitycare.org.

Summer Celebration – “Divine Feminine Dance” to celebrate the Summer Solstice takes place from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Yoga Sanctuary. Take time to celebrate the nourishing light of the sun and honor the light within. The program is led by Jennifer Loftus Divine Feminine Dance practice (www.musicmovesthesoul.com/divine-feminine-dance). $40. 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. 941-505-9642 or www.theyogasanctuary.biz.

Fishermen’s Village – Terry Dotson and Dave Heveron performs from noon-4 p.m. and Southbound performs from 5-9 p.m. in Center Court. Dave Lapio performs from 4-8 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Tiki Bar. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-8721 or www.fishermensvillage.com.

Tunes at Dean’s – Picking Crew performs from 1-5 p.m.; Smudge Kitten performs from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Dean’s South of the Border. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

Music at Charley’s – Jacob Engelking performs from 1-5 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s. He Said She Said performs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-9695 or www.hurricanecharleys.com.

At The Celtic Ray – Paul Duffy performs from 4-7 p.m. and The Freecoasters performs from 9 p.m. to midnight at The Celtic Ray. 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115 or www.CelticRay.net.

Sip Sip – A Wine Tasting is planned from 6-8 p.m. at the Gilded Grape Wine Bar. 3796 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. $15. Karaoke with Leanne Smyth runs from 6-10 p.m. 941-235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Live Music – Tony Boffa Solo performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Grille at 1951. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. www.thegrillat1951.com or 941-255-0994.

Golden Oldies – “Strictly ’60s” featuring Kim Jenkins runs from 6:30-9 p.m. at Austin’s Olde World Restaurant. No cover. 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port. 941-426-1155.

At Nino’s – Tropical Wave SWFL performs from 7-10 p.m. at Nino’s Bakery & Restaurant. Minimum purchase of two drinks and one food item per person required. Reservations required at 941-833-8912.

SUNDAY 6.19

Kayak Group – The Port Charlotte Kayakers meet for kayak trips from 9-11 a.m. on Sundays. Bring your own kayak and safety equipment. The group meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays for dinner and to determine the next kayaking destination. For location and details: 407-935-1949.

Farmers Market – The Punta Gorda Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays in History Park through June 26. 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. 941-380-6814.

Fishermen’s Village – Lee James performs in Center Court from noon-4 p.m. and Paul Roush performs from 4-8 p.m. at the Sunset Beach Tiki Bar. 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-8721 or www.fishermensvillage.com.

Tunes at Dean’s – Feast or Famine Duo performs from 1-5 p.m. at Dean’s South of the Border. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

Music at Charley’s – Danny Beach performs from 1-5 p.m. and Captain Rick performs from 6-10 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s. 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-9695 or www.hurricanecharleys.com.

Fossil Group – The Southwest Florida Fossil Society meets from 2-4 p.m. at the PG Boat Club, 802 Retta Esplanade (past Fishermen’s Village). Meetings include guest speakers, show and tell, ID of finds, raffles and kids’ corners. 941-993-6694 or email sue.coller@yahoo.com.

At The Celtic Ray – Lazy Daisies perform from 4-7 p.m. at The Celtic Ray. 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115 or www.CelticRay.net.

Celebrate Dad – Celebrate Father’s Day with the ultimate Frank Sinatra tribute performance by Jeff Grainger at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. The show is a presentation of hits by Sinatra and other 1940s and 1950s legends. 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Tickets are $59 at www.charlotteharborecc.com.

Drummers Wanted – The Punta Gorda YMCA hosts a Sunset Drum Circle from 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays at the Bayfront Center YMCA along the waterfront. This is a celebration for rhythmic instruments of all kinds. 750 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. Dancers welcomed. Free. www.ymcaswfl.org.

MONDAY 6.20

Free Class – The Charlotte County Genealogical Society hosts a free Zoom genealogy class from 10:30 a.m.-noon. on Mondays. This week: “FamilySearch — Variations in Surnames and Given Names” presented by Turia Clark Day. CCGSI members receive the link by email; non-members can email dharris122@yahoo.com for the link. www.ccgsi.org or 941-380-2898.

Music at Charley’s – Beth Travers performs from 6-10 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s. 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-9695 or www.hurricanecharleys.com.

Music Bingo – Belgian Monk hosts Monk-A-Delic Music Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Mondays. 318 Tamiami Trail #111, Punta Gorda. 833-843-6665 or www.thebelgianmonkpg.com.

Tunes at Dean’s – Gary & Kerri perform from 7-11 p.m. at Dean’s South of the Border. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

TUESDAY 6.21

Green Market – The Tuesday Harbour Heights Farmers Market is open from 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays year-round at its new location at 27000 S. Dunnybrook Road, Punta Gorda. Some produce and food vendors stay late until 2:30 p.m. Email teddyehmann@earthlink.net.

A.M. Yoga – The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association offers Mellow Morning Yoga with instructor Linda Haverlock from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays. The class is a safe and playful alignment-based yoga practice that incorporates both mind and body. $10 per class. 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Info: lmhaverlock@gmail.com. Registration is required at www.PGICA.org.

Painting Class – The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association presents a Landscape Painting in Oils Section 2 with instructor Mary Taglieri from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursdays. $175 for four sessions. 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Call 941-979-0901 for a supply list. Registration is required at www.PGICA.org.

Summer Meditation – Celebrate the year’s highpoint with a Summer Solstice Meditation from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Yoga Sanctuary. $20. 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. 941-505-9642; www.theyogasanctuary.biz.

Film Study – Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association continues its Foreign Language Film Series at 1 p.m. Tuesdays in June. This week’s film: “Photograph” (India, 2019). Award-winning journalist and local author Naomi Pringle hosts this popular classic and contemporary film series. Pre-commentary and a post-screening group discussion are included. English captions are provided. Four films for $30 or $8 at the door. 2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda. Register at www.PGICA.org or 941-637-1655.

Music at Charley’s – Bill Solomon performs from 6-10 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s. 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-9695 or www.hurricanecharleys.com.

Live Music – The Grille at 1951 presents the Tony Boffa Quartet from 6-9 p.m. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. www.thegrillat1951.com or 941-255-0994.

Tunes at Dean’s – Ron Lorenzo performs from 7-11 p.m. at Dean’s South of the Border. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

Tribute Show – Dwight Icenhower and The Blue Suede Review perform at 7:30 p.m. at Visani. A complete dinner and show package is available. Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Icenhower is a five-time world champion Elvis Presley tribute artist. 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.

WEDNESDAY 6.22

Bad B Movies – The Mid-County Regional Library hosts a screening of the film “The Crawling Eye” at 5 p.m. The film is part of the Incredibly Bad B Movie Series, a free series of films that are so bad they’re fun to watch. Free pizza while supplies last. 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-613-3192 or www.midcountyfriends.com.

Karaoke Night – Jimmy St. Onge hosts karaoke from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday on the Patio at Nino’s Bakery & Restaurant. 3078 Cooper St. (Extension), Punta Gorda. 941-833-8912 or www.ninosbakery.us.

Music at Charley’s – Chuck Cantasano performs from 6-10 p.m. at Hurricane Charley’s. 300 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-639-9695 or www.hurricanecharleys.com.

Live Tunes – Time Goodman Jazz Jam performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Grille at 1951, 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. www.thegrillat1951.com or 941-255-0994.

Music at Dean’s – Torched performs from 7-11 p.m. at Dean’s South of the Border. 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-575-6100 or www.deanssouthoftheborder.com.

Pub Trivia – The Celtic Ray hosts Pub Trivia from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. 941-916-9115 or www.CelticRay.net.

UPCOMING

Live Music – Doreen & Bobby perform hits from the ’50s to the ’80s from 5-8 p.m. June 23 at Nino’s Bakery & Restaurant. Minimum purchase of two drinks and one food item per person required. Reservations recommended. 3078 Cooper St. (Extension), Punta Gorda. 941-833-8912 or www.ninosbakery.us.

Mark Your Calendar – La Lucha, featuring Ona Kirei, performs at the Grille at 1951 from 6-9 p.m. June 23. Tickets are $4.95. Reservations recommended. 1951 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. www.thegrillat1951.com or 941-255-0994.

Art Class – Glass Painting with Andi is offered from 7-9 p.m. June 23 at the Gilded Grape Wine Bar. $45 includes all supplies, two wine glasses and a wine flight. 3796 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Reservations required. 941-235-9463 or www.gildedgrape.com.

Special Event – Comedian Anthony Rodia performs June 23-25 at Visani. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, 7 and 10 p.m. Friday and 6 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Because this is a special event, a 20% automatic server gratuity is added to each check at the end of the night. 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte. 941-629-9191 or www.visani.net.

Award-Winning Blues – The 2022 BMA Winner, Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind, performs with Dockta D & The Powers That B from 7-10 p.m. June 24 at the Port Charlotte Golf Club. $35. 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte. www.thephoenixradio.com.

Dance Party – Social Dance Party features lessons and dancing from 2-5 p.m. June 25 at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club. Beginners welcomed. Social Dance Parties are held every fourth Sunday of each month. $15 USA Dance members; $25 member couples; $17 non-members; $30 non-member couples. 118 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. www.meetup.com/ Charlotte-Harbor-Ballroom-Dance/ events/281604542 or 330-501-2366.

Get Tickets – The Petty Hearts, a tribute to Tom Petty, takes the stage from 7-10 p.m. June 25 at Kings Gate Ballroom. Frank Bang also performs. $30 general admission; $60 VIP, includes a meet & greet. 24400 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte. 941-677-0290 or www.thephoenixradio.com.

Show Appreciation – Public Safety Appreciation Night, an annual Charlotte County event benefiting Charlotte County Sheriff’s Explorers Post #29 and Do The Right Thing Of Charlotte County Inc., takes place at 6 p.m. June 25 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. $20-$40. 941-833-5444. www.charlotteharborecc.com.

ONGOING

Call for Singers – Rehearsals are held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for Bion Cantorum, a nonprofit vocal ensemble, at First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda. The group is seeking singers at all levels for the July 3 patriotic concert. Sign up with Jean Finks at 941-626-1070, Joan Byron at 941-661-1553 or Denny Ausman at 941-204-2900. 25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.

Shopping Tours – Mystery Resale Shopping Bus Tour resumes its resale shopping bus tours every other Thursday, with pickup points from Venice to Naples. Organizers don’t disclose the location until shoppers are on the bus. Tickets include a catered lunch, door prizes, discounts, contests and more. Choose from 17 different cities. Email happythriftertours@gmail.com or www.thehappythriftershopper.com or 941-786-4847.

Art Workshops – The Portrait Open Studio workshops meet from 9:30 a.m.- noon on Thursdays at the Visual Arts Center. Develop your portrait skills in any media with a live model. Easels available for use during session. 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. Register in advance online at www.visualartcenter.org or 941-639-8810.

Fourth Friday – Punta Gorda Boat Club Sunset Social meets from 5-7 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at the clubhouse. Bring an appetizer to share and BYO beverage of choice. Next meeting: June 24. 802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 941-743-2472 or www.puntagordaboatclub.org.

Second Saturday – The Second Saturday Dance Lesson and Party takes place from 2-5 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club. Refreshments available. $15 USA Dance members; $25 member couple; $17 non-members; $30 non-member couple. 118 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda.

Reservations requested at 330-501-2366.

Last Saturday – The Yoga Sanctuary offers a Spring Sensory Awareness Practice Series from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the last Saturday of the month in June. Each session has theme. $45 for single session; $120 for all three sessions. Next session: June 25. 112 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. 941-505-9642 or www.theyogasanctuary.biz.

Second Sunday – The Southwest Florida Fossil Society meets the second Sunday of every month from 2-4 at the PG Boat Club, 802 Retta Esplanade (past Fishermen’s Village). Meetings include guest speakers, show and tell, ID of finds, raffles, and kid’s corners. Field trips are open to members. 941-993-6694 or email sue.coller@yahoo.com.

Fourth Sunday – A Social Dance Party takes place from 2-5 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month, at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club. Dance lessons are also offered. $15 USA Dance members, $20 member couples, $17 non-members, $30 non-member couples. 118 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. Next dance: June 26. 330-501-2366.

Last Sunday – The Heartland-Southwest Bluegrass Bash is held the last Sunday of the month at Craig’s RV Resort. This bluegrass jam and concert is free for members of the Heartland Bluegrass Association and the Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association, $7 donation for non-members. BYO chairs. A family membership is $25 per year. Campsites are available at $25 per night. Dry camping is $10. Food concession on Saturday. 7895 N.E. Cubitis Ave., Arcadia. Next event: June 25 with Jam Band, Gator Ridge Ramblers and Bear Hill Bluegrass. 941-467-2051 or www.heartlandbluegrass.org. ¦

One response to “WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO”

  1. Linda Chimzar says:

    We’re there supposed to be more photos for the writing contest? I can not find them?

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