This week’s theater

¦ George M! – Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers presents “George M!” through Feb. 14. www. BroadwayPalm.com or (239) 278-4422. ¦ Southern Comforts – The Lemon Bay Playhouse presents “Southern Comforts” through Jan. 24. 475- 6756. ¦ Mind of Poe – “A Journey Through the Mind… Edgar Allan Poe” is presented on select dates in January by Theatre […]

This week’s symphony

¦ Classics – “Power and Passion – Russian and German Classics” are performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Center for Performing Arts and Education, 701 Carmalita St. Punta Gorda. 205-9743. ¦ Space Odyssey – The Southwest Florida Symphony presents “2010: A Space Odyssey” at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Barbara B. Mann […]

Thursday, Jan. 14

¦ Craft Lesson – Pine Needle Weaving is taught at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte County Historical Center, 22959 Bayshore Road. $12 for members, $15 for non-members. ¦ Show Reception – The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Juried Art Show Opening Reception is set for 5-7 p.m. at the Art Gallery at Martin Realty Fla. 207 E. Magnolia, Arcadia. The […]

Friday, Jan. 15

¦ Wine Aficionados – Charlotte’s first wine society meeting features a wine and antique auction to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul free clinic from 6-9 p.m. Music by Jazz Society and performance by Dr. Mark Asperilla. Galleria Antiques Mall, 5260 Duncan Rd., Punta Gorda. 505-1031 or e-mail tonya@pgwas. org. ¦ Book Signing – Charlie Diemer, author of “Pearl of […]

Saturday, Jan. 16

¦ Change of Watch – A Commodore’s Ball and Change of Watch start at 6 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Beach Complex, 4500 Harbor Drive, Port Charlotte. $25 per person. Reservations by Jan. 11: 629-1467. ¦ Oldies Dance – An Oldies Doo Wop Dance is set for 7-10 p.m. at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St. $8 […]

Sunday, Jan. 17

¦ Concert Band – The Charlotte County Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theater, 2280 Aaron St. Port Charlotte. 625-4175, ext. 221 or www. theculturalcenter.com. ¦ Vehicle Show – A Gears 4 EARS Car & Motorcycle Event is set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Muscle Car City, 3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. Bring […]

Monday, Jan. 18

¦ Painting Group – The VAC Plein Air Group meets from 9 a.m.- noon at Elizabeth Park, Park Beach Circle, Punta Gorda. 627-2770, 639-8810 or www.vacpleinair.webs.com. ¦ Big Bands – Enjoy Swingin’ on Mondays at 7 p.m. with the CCBB at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theater, 2280 Aaron St. Port Charlotte. 625-4175, ext. 221 or www.theculturlcenter. com.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

¦ 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. ¦ Tiny Tea – The Peace River Center for Writers hosts a Tiny Tea from 1-3 p.m. at Edison State College, Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda. For PRCW members and their […]

Wednesday, Jan. 20

¦ Senior Expo – The 21st annual Senior Expo is set for today and Thursday at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. 639-5833. ¦ Book Discussion – Discuss “Time Traveler’s Wife” at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Charlotte Library, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. 764-5561. ¦ Greenmarket – Worden Farm’s Greenmarket is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday […]

Thursday, Jan. 20

¦ Doll Club – The Port Charlotte Doll Club meets from 10 a.m. -noon at the Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. l286- 1446. ¦ Gallery Walk – The Third Thursday Gallery Walk takes place from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Punta Gorda. Enjoy entertainment, food, art demonstrations and exhibits. 639-3990.