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Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve: Volunteers Supporting the Preservation of the Coastal Environment Since 1990

By Kevin, Jul 21, 2017, Categories: Bonita & Estero

The Friends of Barefoot Beach Preserve was born in 1990 and has been a growing team ever since—joined by many who are also concerned with preservation of the coastal environment.

Owner of Red Headed Witches Talks Costumes, Local Partnerships & Their Second Hogwarts Event

By Kevin, Jul 21, 2017, Categories: Cape Coral

Guests of the event can learn a spell from a Harry Potter cosplayer, take the potions class, enjoy a butter beer (non-alcoholic), and play the local version of quidditch.

Our Guide to the Perfect Cape Coral Staycation

By Kevin, Jul 19, 2017, Categories: Cape Coral

From parks and beaches to fine dining and plenty of local events, Cape Coral has tons of things to do, both well known and off the beaten path.

Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island

By Kevin, Jul 20, 2017, Categories: Times of the Islands

From boating and shelling to fine dining and exploring, Captiva has plenty of things to do, both well known and off the beaten path.

Visitor Center to be Built at Lovers Key After Legislators Approve Nearly $4M in Funding

By Kevin, Jul 17, 2017, Categories: Gulf & Main

A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits, and bald eagles.

Lee County Schools on the Rise in Florida After New Preliminary District Grades are Released

By Kevin, Jul 17, 2017, Categories: Gulf & Main

Superintendent credits Vision 2020 program for recent successes throughout Lee County schools.

5 Summer Reading Recommendations by Sarasota County Libraries

By Kevin, Jul 13, 2017, Categories: RSW Living

Whether it's for an easy day at the beach, summer learning programs, a long car ride, or a rainy day at home, the Sarasota County libraries have you covered.




  • Right Bed, Wrong Husband

    07/22/2017
    12:00AM

    In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes his tight-fisted uncle to tell him ...


  • Mary Poppins

    07/22/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • North Fort Myers Farmers Market

    07/22/2017
    07:00AM — 12:00PM

    Every Saturday 7am-12pm West Parking Lot - Spots rent for $10


  • Early Bird Eco-Tour

    07/22/2017
    07:30AM

    Witness Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve and share information about coastal and wetland birds and ...


  • Voted best small market in Florida and 15th in the nation, fruits and vegetables to fresh homemad...


  • Local produce, Gulf seafood (including Pine Island clams), fresh breads/pastries, pickles/olive m...


  • Powered catamaran cruise to the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva, dolphins and shell pristi...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/22/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    07/22/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Explore the Koreshan Unity Settlement Historic District, listed on the National Register of Histo...


  • All about Mangos with Jarred Harris

    07/22/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Enjoy this Mango Opportunity “All About Mangos” where Chef will give us lots of information, demo...


  • River District History Tour

    07/22/2017
    10:30AM

    90-minute walking tour of downtown Fort Myers with stories of history and information about the c...


  • Moon over Buffalo

    07/22/2017
    02:00PM

    CFABS Community Players present the hilarious farce from the mind of playwright Ken Ludwig, direc...


  • In this AWARD WINNING SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PREMIERE, tenacious and flamboyant 14 year-old Leonar...


  • The Blue Eyed Bettys

    07/22/2017
    02:00PM

    With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys ...


  • Hogwarts on Del Prado

    07/22/2017
    03:00PM — 08:00PM

    Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be at 1910 Del Prado Blvd in Cape Coral for one e...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/22/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Moon over Buffalo

    07/22/2017
    07:00PM

    CFABS Community Players present the hilarious farce from the mind of playwright Ken Ludwig, direc...


  • Elvis & More Hits

    07/22/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    Even the most die-heart ELVIS fans applaud our “ELVIS and More” tribute show starring DAVID MORIN...


  • Haunted History Tour

    07/22/2017
    08:00PM

    90-minute walk through downtown Fort Myers reveals a darker side, including stories of both resid...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/24/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Sanibel Shell Crafters

    07/24/2017
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Visit The Sanibel Shell Crafters every Monday all year long from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to watch this d...


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    07/24/2017
    10:00AM

    Guided exploration of the mangrove wilderness on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail....


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    07/24/2017
    03:30PM

    Paddle Matlacha Pass meandering through mangrove shrouded trails. Guides are ACA Certified Kayak ...


  • Raku & You

    07/24/2017
    05:30PM

    Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, of...


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    07/24/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    07/24/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/24/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Right Bed, Wrong Husband

    07/28/2017
    12:00AM

    In order to increase his allowance, young bachelor Ted writes his tight-fisted uncle to tell him ...


  • Mary Poppins

    07/28/2017
    12:00AM

    Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorst...


  • Family Beach Walk

    07/28/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    The FREE one-hour program convenes at Gulfside City Park to explore the Refuge’s gulf-front Perry...


  • FineMark Exhibtion of FGCU Art Alumni

    07/28/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    From July 10 - September 29, 2017, Finemark National Bank and Trust will be displaying the work o...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Mangrove Maze Eco-Tour

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM

    Guided exploration of the mangrove wilderness on part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail....


  • The North Sarasota Library will offer a 10-class Aging Wellness program sponsored by The Friendsh...


  • Kids Free Fridays

    07/28/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    Back by popular demand, Kids Free Fridays are returning to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning...


  • Summer 2017 Film Festival

    07/28/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    Join us for this special event series, which will provide intrigue and insight into the world of ...


  • In this AWARD WINNING SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PREMIERE, tenacious and flamboyant 14 year-old Leonar...


  • The Blue Eyed Bettys

    07/28/2017
    02:00PM

    With Daniel Emond on banjo, Sarah Hund on fiddle, and Ben Mackel on guitar, The Blue Eyed Bettys ...


  • Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour

    07/28/2017
    03:30PM

    Paddle Matlacha Pass meandering through mangrove shrouded trails. Guides are ACA Certified Kayak ...


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    07/28/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman

    07/28/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Harper, Jones and Kurzman are dedicated and prolific artists in their work. Harper pushes her pai...


  • Everybody’s favorite flow is back. Anna will lead an all-levels flow designed to inspire while C...


  • Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise

    07/28/2017
    07:00PM

    Relaxing environment as the sun is setting, the shoreline and river elements taking on a differen...


  • Frankie Valli Tribute & More

    07/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:30PM

    WILLIAM CINTRON is an extraordinaire talent and is best known for his superb vocals of FRANKIE VA...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    07/24/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Indigo Trail Walk

    07/27/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Refuge naturalists as they lead a FREE one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Board to iden...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    07/31/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Indigo Trail Walk

    08/03/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Refuge naturalists as they lead a FREE one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Board to iden...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    08/07/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...


  • Indigo Trail Walk

    08/10/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Refuge naturalists as they lead a FREE one-hour tour to the Wildlife Education Board to iden...