This week’s theater

¦ Noises Off – The internationally acclaimed English comedy “Noises Off” is presented on the stage of Edison State College Charlotte Campus for three nights beginning Nov. 20, presented by Edison’s Charlotte Chapter of Delta Psi Omega. www.edison.edu/charlotte/theatre or 637-3561. ¦ Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe – Showbiz Kids, Charlotte County Public Schools’ Children’s Theater Program, presents “Nightfall With Edgar […]

Thursday, Nov. 19

¦ Island Rhythms – “Coconut Radio” performs from 5-7 p.m. Center Stage at Fishermen’s Village. Free. ¦ Paint-A-Long – A Meeting and Paint-A-Long are set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. The Charlotte Porcelain Artists Association presents Carole Boulanger leading the paint-a-long. Bring paints, a piece of plain china and a bag […]

Friday, Nov. 20

¦ Tropical Rock – Punta Gorda’s own Jim Morris performs from 5-9 p.m. Center Stage at Fishermen’s Village. Free. ¦ Benefit – The BoogieMen plays at the Playin’ for the Playground event at 8 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center. The fundraiser for an adaptive playground for special needs children includes a silent auction. Tickets are $20 each or […]

Saturday, Nov. 21

¦ Easy Rider – The HI-Y’er Club “Easy Rider” bike ride will leave from the Edison College campus in Punta Gorda starting at 11:30 a.m. 979-2610. Free. ¦ Big Sale – A Trash and Treasure Sale is set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda, sponsored by the Punta Gorda Historical Society. 639-1887. ¦ […]

Sunday, Nov. 22

¦ Jazz Event – A Jazz Jam takes place from 1-4 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Golf Club, 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte. $4 members/ $6 nonmembers. Presented by the Charlotte County Jazz Society featuring Dave Vadney (piano), Bob Powers (bass) and Phil Tirino (drums). 766-9422 or www. ccjazz.org. ¦ Ringling College student exhibit Student Exhibit – A reception for […]

Monday, Nov. 23

¦ Plein Air – The VAC Plein Air Group meets from 9 a.m.-noon at the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, 10941 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda. 627-2770, 639-8810 or www.vacpleinair. webs.com. ¦ Dance Music – Erich the Entertainer performs from 7-10 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County dance. Tickets: $7; cash bar available.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

¦ Woodcarvers – The Charlotte County Woodcarvers Club meets from 8 a.m.-noon at the Punta Gorda Boat Club, 802 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 505-4246 or 639-1947. ¦ For Readers – A Book Discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Free. Come prepared to discuss reader’s choice. 613- 3166.

Thursday, Nov. 26

¦ Turkey Dinner – Thanksgiving Dinner at The Cultural Center is served at noon and 2 p.m. $11 in advance; $12 at the door. 625-4175, ext. 212 or www. theculturalcenter.com.

Upcoming events

¦ Rose Gallery charity art exhibition Art Opening – The Rose Gallery charity art exhibit opens from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 3, featuring work from ARTiZ artists Peter Gaztambide, Kathy Bostwick, Helen Gerro, Charles Peck, Clif Lunberg and Michael Vires. The exhibit runs thorugh Jan. 4. Rose Gallery is at Creating Masterpieces, 2681 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. 627-4658 or creatingmasterpieces. com. […]

Ongoing events

¦ Festive Exhibit – The “FestivArts” Exhibit runs until Jan. 8 at the North Port Art Center, 5950 Sam Shapos Way, North Port. Free. Artwork is bold, bright and beautiful. 423-6460. ¦ O’Grady Exhibit – The Reta O’Grady exhibit is on display at Edward Jones Investments, 3941 Tamiami Trail, Suite 3173, Punta Gorda, through the end of November. 637-6787 or […]