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Celebrate Snooty’s birthday at South Florida Museum
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
Everyone’s favorite sea cow and the city of Bradenton’s official mascot, Snooty the manatee, is getting ready to celebrate his 69th birthday, and you are all invited. Join Snooty and … Find out how to read more online.
Alive After 5 celebrates Christmas in July with a Tropical Santa
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
Come on down to Alive After 5 to meet a very special Tropical Santa Claus and participate in Christmas in July merriment in downtown Punta Gorda. Merchants, galleries and businesses … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy Pine Island’s MangoMania Tropical Fruit Fair
Wed  Jul 12 2017 08:30AM
Each July people from all over come to celebrate the Pine Island Mangos and fresh tropical fruit and also get a taste of being on “Island Time” “The purpose of … Find out how to read more online.
48th Annual Christmas in July at the Cultural Center
Wed  Jul 12 2017 08:30AM
It’s a true family tradition. Join us for the 48th Annual Christmas in July Bazaar at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County July 14-16. The event is from 9 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Movie star Mike Epps to visit Port Charlotte
Wed  Jul 5 2017 08:30AM
Actor, producer, writer and stand-up comedian Mike Epps will be visiting the castle on Kings Highway Friday through Sunday, July 7-9. Epps is most notably known for his comedic acting … Find out how to read more online.
Beat the heat at Englewood Art Center's free, family-friendly art market
Wed  Jul 5 2017 08:30AM
Staff members at the Englewood Art Center, a Division of Ringling College of Art & Design, are welcoming visitors and S.W. Florida residents to cool off during their indoor Summer … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Summer Cabaret Festival celebrates 5th year
Wed  Jul 5 2017 01:58PM
Venice Theatre is delighted to invite audiences to its 5th Annual Summer Cabaret Festival. The popular event keeps music lovers and theatergoers entertained throughout the summer months with a variety … Find out how to read more online.
The Cottage Summer Kickoff: Art demonstrations, antique treasures, treats
Wed  Jul 5 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents and visitors who appreciate high-quality, affordable art and antiques are invited to enjoy a Summer Kickoff Celebration at The Cottage Art Gallery, a Nokomis Artists Cooperative located … Find out how to read more online.
Florida band breaks out classic hits revival
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
Complete with costume changes, choreography and even a little comedy, family members Dennis, Bonnie and Chad Johns make the “oldies” feel new again while performing ’50s through ’80s classic hits. … Find out how to read more online.
A tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
Let the countdown begin. The all new live entertainment super spot in Charlotte County is gearing up for a incredible All-star Concert event on Thursday, June 29, at Porky’s Roadhouse, … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jul 12 2017 08:30AM
Hundreds of quaint, colorful ice cream shops dot Southwest Florida with an endless variety of flavors. What better month to check out the area’s offerings than during National Ice Cream … Find out how to read more online.
Patricia Plus Two to perform at Venice Performing Arts Center
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
Venice Institute of Performing Arts event organizers have scheduled a series of once-a-month summer jazz concerts, and Southwest Florida residents who love jazz couldn't be happier. Fans will be treated … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Idol 2017 auditions
Wed  Jul 12 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte Idol singing competition is back early this year and supported by Premier Sponsor Sam’s Club. Audition Night is on Friday, July 14, at 6 p.m. at the Cultural … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Jul 10 2017 02:26PM
Many residents of neighboring Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties have just recently been discovering the hidden treasure that is Arcadia, but this jewel of a town has quite an interesting … Find out how to read more online.
Independence Day in Southwest Florida
Wed  Jul 5 2017 08:30AM
What better way to celebrate the birth of our great nation than by congregating with family and friends and enjoying some of the outstanding events and fireworks displays our area … Find out how to read more online.
Carl Hatley brings Southern rock soul to Charlotte County
Wed  Jul 5 2017 08:30AM
Inspired by the outlaw attitude and heavy energy of southern rock, country artist Carl Hatley has become a regular in the southwest Florida music scene. This Saturday, July 8, Hatley … Find out how to read more online.
Independence Day in Southwest Florida
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
What better way to celebrate the birth of our great nation than by congregating with family and friends and enjoying some of the outstanding events and fireworks displays our area … Find out how to read more online.
The Cottage Summer Kickoff: Art demonstrations, antique treasures, treats
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents and visitors who appreciate high-quality, affordable art and antiques are invited to enjoy a Summer Kickoff Celebration at The Cottage Art Gallery, a Nokomis Artists Cooperative located … Find out how to read more online.
Country music returns to Charlotte County with Ben Allen Band
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
Nashville’s Top 40 country comes to Charlotte County for an incredible ladies’ night out at Porky’s Roadhouse. Showtime is 7 p.m. This is live country at its best performed by … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy a psychedelic ’60s dance featuring Paisley Craze
Wed  Jun 28 2017 08:30AM
The Cultural Center will be hosting a 1960s Dance Party featuring Paisley Craze. The special event, which includes all live music and multiple cash bars, will be from 7 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.


A day with Dad on the Suncoast
Wed  Jun 14 2017 08:30AM
Poor Dad. Every year, his special day is overshadowed by Mother’s Day the month before and the July Fourth holiday the month afterward. As a result, there aren’t usually a … Find out how to read more online.
Sea Grape Gallery’s 2017 art scholarship winner has works on display
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
Sea Grape Gallery named Rachel Dolce as its 2017 scholarship winner. Dolce is a 2017 graduate of Port Charlotte High School. Sea Grape Gallery is displaying Dolce’s creative artwork at … Find out how to read more online.
Comedy for a Cause sets cast
Wed  Jun 21 2017 03:03PM
The eight-member cast of this year’s Comedy for a Cause fundraiser was introduced at a kickoff at Donato’s Italian Restaurant in Port Charlotte on June 5. The local business and … Find out how to read more online.
Bluegrass comes to Fishermen’s Village
Wed  Jun 14 2017 08:30AM
Doug Gerdon calls bluegrass “front-porch music. It’s family-reunion music.” Visitors to Fishermen’s Village will have a chance to sit a spell with Gerdon and other bluegrass musicians from noon to … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre Guild presents YESTERDAYZE
Wed  Jun 14 2017 08:30AM
The Venice Theatre Guild invites audiences to enjoy a night of nostalgia when YESTERDAYZE returns to the theater’s MainStage on Saturday, June 17. The high-energy six-piece band takes the stage … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian, actor Ernst at Visani
Fri  Jun 16 2017 08:07PM
Visani will be hosting an Italian super star in the making, Bret Ernst, from Thursday through Saturday, June 8-10. Born in New Jersey, Ernst went to high school at Plantation … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 7 2017 08:30AM

• The Charlotte County Family YMCA is taking registration for all of the YMCA’s 2017 Summer Camp Programs. Campers will find fun new ways to spend their summer through individual, …

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Loveland Village students shine in ‘Las Vegas … Under the Neon Lights’
Wed  May 31 2017 08:30AM
Students from Loveland Village who participate in the theater arts partnership with Venice Theatre will present four performances of the original musical, “Las Vegas … Under the Neon Lights.” “I … Find out how to read more online.
Feel the power at Monster Slam 2K17
Wed  May 31 2017 08:30AM
It’s been more than 10 years since monster trucks have been in Punta Gorda. They are coming back and will be featured at the new 4-17 Southern Speedway in Punta … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate the suds
Wed  May 24 2017 08:30AM
It’s time to come on out and celebrate the suds at Venice’s annual homage to beer — the Brew Bash. This popular event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian, movie star Jamie Kennedy makes debut at Visani
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
Visani, “The Castle on Kings Highway,” is ramping up its celebrity talent by bringing in movie star Jamie Kennedy. Jam actor, producer and comedian Jamie Kennedy’s recent work includes starring … Find out how to read more online.
Voices coming to Port Charlotte
Wed  Jun 21 2017 08:30AM
It will be a family reunion of sorts when contestants gather in Port Charlotte for the state finals of Talent Quest Florida, which bills itself as part of the “largest … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Jun 7 2017 08:30AM
Some of you are already beat by the summer heat and the official first day of the season is two weeks away. School is out for summer break and your … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival
Wed  Jun 14 2017 08:30AM
This year’s 61st Annual Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival theme is Beach Party — Englewood Style! It’s time to kick off the parade season with Grand Marshal nominations. Do … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Senior Follies’
Wed  Jun 14 2017 08:30AM
The Lemon Bay Playhouse’s upcoming show, “Senior Follies,” is the last production of the 2016-2017 season. The play is a comedy, written by Billy St. John and directed by Ric … Find out how to read more online.
SWFL SpaceCon makes debut in Fort Myers
Wed  Jun 7 2017 08:30AM
On June 10, Nexus9 will be hosting its first convention in Southwest Florida — SWFL SpaceCon — at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Belltower Shops in Fort Myers. This one-day … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Senior Follies’
Fri  Jun 16 2017 08:07PM
The Lemon Bay Playhouse’s upcoming show, “Senior Follies,” is the last production of the 2016-2017 season. The play is a comedy, written by Billy St. John and directed by Ric … Find out how to read more online.
Singer revives ’60s & ’70s solo show
Wed  Jun 7 2017 08:30AM
If you’re a fan of local music, odds are pretty good that at some point you’ve crossed paths with California Toe Jam, the venerable garage band from Sebring. Recently, Harry … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre presents ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’
Wed  May 31 2017 08:30AM
Venice Theatre will reprise its 2015 production of Celeste Raspanti’s play ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’ for two evenings only — June 4 and 5. This moving drama captured attention … Find out how to read more online.
‘Clue The Musical’ brings popular board game to life
Wed  May 31 2017 08:30AM
Whodunit? That’s what Broadway Palm needs your help discovering as they present “Clue The Musical.” The popular board game is now a fun-filled, interactive musical, which brings the world’s best … Find out how to read more online.


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