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Exploring Downtown Englewood
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
The community of Englewood has the unique distinction of sharing its boundaries with two counties, Charlotte and Sarasota. Some say that’s because Englewood is too beautiful to be contained by … Find out how to read more online.
Auction of Amemiya’s art set
Wed  Aug 23 2017 01:00AM
One of the area’s most gifted artists is also one of its oldest. At 93, Victor Amemiya of Arcadia is known for his exquisite creations featuring wildlife and landscape. Now, … Find out how to read more online.
Florida Studio Theatre’s summer cabaret series closes with a ‘Roar!’
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
Florida Studio Theatre’s 2017 summer cabaret season wraps up with Carole Bufford’s “Roar! The Music of the 1920s and Beyond.” This sassy songbird sings audiences through the end of summer … Find out how to read more online.
Exploring Downtown Venice
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
Since a railroad line was first extended to Venice in 1911, the small town has been steadily gaining in both population and visitors numbers, and with good reason. Besides a … Find out how to read more online.
Social media superstar churns energy, humanity into nonstop laughter
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
YouTube and social media superstar Vic DiBitetto returns to the castle on Kings Highway, Aug. 16-19, performing five shows. DiBitetto is a stand-up veteran who caught fire after his video … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
If you have ever wondered what the big deal was about the “escape room” trend over the past five years or so, you likely have never experienced one. Only introduced … Find out how to read more online.
Work, learn, socialize with Charlotte County Woodcarvers and Sculptors
Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
Charlene Lowe, president of the 86-member Charlotte County Woodcarvers/Sculptors organization, is passionate about woodcarving and wood sculpting. “While living in Wisconsin I had an opportunity to learn old European-type woodcarving … Find out how to read more online.
Women of Comedy at Venice Performing Arts Center
Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts presents Women of Comedy, featuring local comedians, Haley Jordan, Sonya Gray, Tay Tufenkjian and Kathy McSteen, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at … Find out how to read more online.
‘Saved By The Bell’ star live
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
Screech aka Dustin Diamond will be visiting the castle on Kings Highway for a week of hilarious stand-up comedy, Aug. 2-5. He played the bad guy on Celebrity Fit Club … Find out how to read more online.
Discover murals, dining and shopping in Punta Gorda
Wed  Jul 19 2017 08:30AM
If you’ve learned anything by living in Florida, summer is a time to get up early, get things done and then find an air-conditioned area to settle into for the … Find out how to read more online.
Chalk Fest 6.0
Wed  Aug 23 2017 01:00AM
The Sixth Annual Chalk Fest, taking place during Englewood’s Pioneer Days Festival, will feature chalk art demonstrations and an opportunity for chalk artists of all ages to show off their … Find out how to read more online.
New arts festival debuts at Fishermen’s Village
Wed  Aug 23 2017 01:00AM
Arts in August, an inaugural art festival taking place Saturday, Aug. 26, at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda will feature original creations by local artists, art demonstrations, live music and … Find out how to read more online.
View the Solar Eclipse at the FSW James & Barbara Moore Observatory
Wed  Aug 16 2017 08:30AM
Skygazers can enjoy a solar eclipse-viewing experience from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, at the James & Barbara Moore Observatory on the Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus, … Find out how to read more online.
Battle unites artists for ‘Textures, Tones & Textiles’ exhibit
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
Internationally known artist Gina Battle of Punta Gorda has brought together eight Southwest Florida artists working in a variety of media for “Textures, Tones & Textiles” at the Sidney & … Find out how to read more online.
Anniversary time at Tiki Fest
Wed  Aug 9 2017 08:30AM
For Tiki Tom Watson and his partner, L.A. Daniels, playing the Tiki Fest at Fishermen’s Village will mean something special. Watson, an accomplished guitarist, and Daniels, a polished vocalist, will … Find out how to read more online.
Simple acts of kindness
Thu  Jul 27 2017 01:42PM
It all started with a life coach from Massachusetts — Megan Murphy — who on her daily walks on the beach began looking for inspiration — a “sign” as she … Find out how to read more online.
Island favorites: Performances by the Keoki Hula Walea Dancers
Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
Contrary to popular belief, not all hula dancing is Hawaiian, and nobody knows this better than Betty Jean “Keoki” Brooks who has been teaching and performing graceful hula dances since … Find out how to read more online.
Find magic in a box with Storyline
Wed  Aug 2 2017 08:30AM
There are no musical boundaries for Storyline. Drawing from the best of classic and power rock, pop, blues, funk, jazz and soul, the five-piece ensemble gives a high-powered show that … Find out how to read more online.
Stage set for Charlotte Idol finals
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
Daulton Lunsford is no stranger to the stage. But the one he will take at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center on Saturday, July 29, will be on the … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Theatre SummerStock presents ‘Zombie Prom’
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s SummerStock program brings the campy musical “Zombie Prom” to the theater’s MainStage on Friday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 12. Curtain is at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through … Find out how to read more online.


Imaginative works of wood, fabric by Peter Cull
Wed  Jul 26 2017 08:30AM
When Peter Cull discovers piles of weathered driftwood he imagines exotic birds, ferocious two-headed dragons, loggerhead turtles or whimsical “wood creeps.” “At times I don't envision anything at all until … 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.
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.


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