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OCTOBER See bold, bright and beautiful Color, a multimedia exhibit on display at The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. The public is invited to attend an opening reception for Color on October 5 at 5 p.m. Call (941) 639-8810 or visit www. VisualArtCenter.org for information. 14 Beach Bash 1-26 Color 7 Oktoberfest Join the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants’ Association and the Punta Gorda Chamber for this annual extravaganza of all things German. Beers, wine, authentic food and music and free admission from 5-10 p.m. in front of the Old Historic Courthouse in downtown Punta Gorda. Enjoy a night of fun with the Shindigs, Florida’s best Beach Boys tribute band, at the Englewood Event Center, hosted by the Englewood Area Board of Realtors. General admission is $25 and VIP preferred seating is $35. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Englewood. Tickets available at englewoodareaboardofrealtors.com. 19 Alive After Five Caribbean Jerk & 7 Cultural Festival Enjoy the art, music and cuisine of the Caribbean Islands at the Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival on the lawn at Four Points by Sheraton. Featuring live performances by Third World, Ras Chakai, Nostaljah Band, Propaganjah and Michael White. Gates open from 1 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Call (941) 219-5905 or visit carbjerkfest.wixsite.com for information. 7 Cuizin’ on Dearborn Hundreds of cars and thousands of car lovers converge on Dearborn Street for this car show on the first Saturday of every month from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Music to cruise by sponsored by O.E.V.A. Free Admission. Presented by the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association, Alive After Five is a great opportunity to explore beautiful downtown Punta Gorda. It’s an evening of art at the Artist’s Village and artisans displaying original handmade wares in the Indie Market, wine tastings, art receptions, and much more! Shops stay open and live music is everywhere! 9 Double Jazz Concert 21 Harboritaville: Magic on the Water Celebrate the music and memory of Jim Morris at Harboritaville...Magic on the Water, featuring the Big Bamboo Band, Jimmy Parrish & The Waves and Sunny Jim White & John Patti. The fun begins at 1 p.m. at the Great Lawn at the Four Points by Sheraton. Visit puntagordachamber.com for tickets and information. The Charlotte County Jazz Society presents a double concert at the Charlotte Cultural Center Theater at 7 p.m. The Dick Hamilton Sextet will kick it off and the Mike Markaverich Trio will top off the evening. Tickets are $20. Call the Cultural Center box office at (941) 625-4175 for tickets. Nine Bar 7 Front Stool Open Celebrate 10 years of the Bar Stool Open and its partnership with Dollars for Mammograms! Participating locations are Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Icehouse Pub, Celtic Ray, Deans South of the Border, Downtown Gators, Four Points Sheraton, FM Don’s, The Orange House Wine Bar & wrapping it all up at Hurricane Charley’s with music on the patio by the “one and only Lee James”! Register your team of four at any above location for $100 prior to the event. Day of play will begin with 10 a.m. sign in and 10:30 shot gun start. International 13-15 Florida Air Show The Florida International Air Show takes to the skies above the Punta Gorda Airport for an entire weekend of military and civilian aircraft in the air and on the ground, kid fun zone, food vendors and more. New to the lineup this year is the Inaugural Florida International Air Show 5k race on October 14! Visit floridaairshow.com for a complete list of performers, tickets and information. 21 Pasta Bar for a Cure 14 Buchan Airport Fly-In The public is cordially invited to the 11th annual Buchan Airport Fly-In & Pancake Breakfast, held at the Buchan Airport in North Englewood from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy breakfast under the tent, exhibitors and a raffle. The 8th Annual Pasta Bar for a cure is a unique event benefiting the Wobbly Feet Foundation, which raises funds for research for a cure of Ataxia Telangiectasia. Featuring Vino Loco wine and Ciao Gelato dessert bars, on-site live and silent auction with online/mobile bidding, Hello Gorgeous photo-booth and dancing under the stars to Tropical Ave Band. The event begins at 5 p.m. at 348 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood. For information, visit www.wobblyfeet.org. The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic presents “Country for a Cause,” at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, featuring the Ben Allen Band. Plus a good ole country meal, cash bar and live and paddle auction. General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $100. Visit www. volunteercare.org/country for tickets and information. 7 Country for a Cause 14 | HARBOR STYLE

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OCTOBER

1-26 Color

See bold, bright and beautiful Color, a multimedia exhibit on display at The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. The public is invited to attend an opening reception for Color on October 5 at 5 p.m. Call (941) 639-8810 or visit www. VisualArtCenter.org for information.

7 Caribbean Jerk & Cultural Festival

Enjoy the art, music and cuisine of the Caribbean Islands at the Caribbean Jerk and Cultural Festival on the lawn at Four Points by Sheraton. Featuring live performances by Third World, Ras Chakai, Nostaljah Band, Propaganjah and Michael White. Gates open from 1 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Call (941) 219-5905 or visit carbjerkfest.wixsite.com for information.

7 Front Nine Bar Stool Open

Celebrate 10 years of the Bar Stool Open and its partnership with Dollars for Mammograms! Participating locations are Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Icehouse Pub, Celtic Ray, Deans South of the Border, Downtown Gators, Four Points Sheraton, FM Don’s, The Orange House Wine Bar & wrapping it all up at Hurricane Charley’s with music on the patio by the “one and only Lee James”! Register your team of four at any above location for $100 prior to the event. Day of play will begin with 10 a.m. sign in and 10:30 shot gun start.

7 Country for a Cause

The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic presents “Country for a Cause,” at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, featuring the Ben Allen Band. Plus a good ole country meal, cash bar and live and paddle auction. General admission tickets are $75 and VIP tickets are $100. Visit www.volunteercare.org/country for tickets and information.

7 Oktoberfest

Join the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants’ Association and the Punta Gorda Chamber for this annual extravaganza of all things German. Beers, wine, authentic food and music and free admission from 5-10 p.m. in front of the Old Historic Courthouse in downtown Punta Gorda.

7 Cuizin’ on Dearborn

Hundreds of cars and thousands of car lovers converge on Dearborn Street for this car show on the first Saturday of every month from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Music to cruise by sponsored by O.E.V.A. Free Admission.

9 Double Jazz Concert

The Charlotte County Jazz Society presents a double concert at the Charlotte Cultural Center Theater at 7 p.m. The Dick Hamilton Sextet will kick it off and the Mike Markaverich Trio will top off the evening. Tickets are $20. Call the Cultural Center box office at (941) 625-4175 for tickets.

13-15 Florida International Air Show

The Florida International Air Show takes to the skies above the Punta Gorda Airport for an entire weekend of military and civilian aircraft in the air and on the ground, kid fun zone, food vendors and more. New to the lineup this year is the Inaugural Florida International Air Show 5k race on October 14! Visit floridaairshow.com for a complete list of performers, tickets and information.

14 Buchan Airport Fly-In

The public is cordially invited to the 11th annual Buchan Airport Fly- In & Pancake Breakfast, held at the Buchan Airport in North Englewood from 9 a.m. to noon. Enjoy breakfast under the tent, exhibitors and a raffle.

14 Beach Bash

Enjoy a night of fun with the Shindigs, Florida’s best Beach Boys tribute band, at the Englewood Event Center, hosted by the Englewood Area Board of Realtors. General admission is $25 and VIP preferred seating is $35. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Englewood. Tickets available at englewoodareaboardofrealtors.com.

19 Alive After Five

Presented by the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association, Alive After Five is a great opportunity to explore beautiful downtown Punta Gorda. It’s an evening of art at the Artist’s Village and artisans displaying original handmade wares in the Indie Market, wine tastings, art receptions, and much more! Shops stay open and live music is everywhere!

21 Harboritaville: Magic on the Water

Celebrate the music and memory of Jim Morris at Harboritaville...Magic on the Water, featuring the Big Bamboo Band, Jimmy Parrish & The Waves and Sunny Jim White & John Patti. The fun begins at 1 p.m. at the Great Lawn at the Four Points by Sheraton. Visit puntagordachamber.com for tickets and information.

21 Pasta Bar for a Cure

The 8th Annual Pasta Bar for a cure is a unique event benefiting the Wobbly Feet Foundation, which raises funds for research for a cure of Ataxia Telangiectasia. Featuring Vino Loco wine and Ciao Gelato dessert bars, on-site live and silent auction with online/mobile bidding, Hello Gorgeous photo-booth and dancing under the stars to Tropical Ave Band. The event begins at 5 p.m. at 348 W. Dearborn Street, Englewood. For information, visit www.wobblyfeet.org.

21 Trick or Trot 5k

Zoomers Southwest Florida Running & Triathlon Club presents its annual scholarship fundraising race. Come join fellow ghouls and goblins in this Halloweenthemed (costumes encouraged!) 5k trail run through Ann Dever Park in Englewood. Registration fee is $25. Sign up by October 18 at runsignup.com/Race/FL/Englewood/TrickorTrot5KTrailRun.

21-22 Arcadia PRCA Fall Rodeo

The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Arcadia Fall PRCA Rodeo featuring the baddest bulls and broncs this side of the Mississippi, along with all of the timed events everyone knows and loves! Gates open at 11 a.m. The Arcadia Rodeo Shootout Gang will perform at 1:00 p.m. and rodeo action begins at 2 p.m. rain or shine! Tickets are $15. Visit www.ArcadiaRodeo.com for tickets and information.

27-31 Rocky Horror Picture Show

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again! Join in the fun (audience participation encouraged) as newlyweds Brad and Janet seek shelter at a mysterious castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky and an assortment of other crazy characters. Performances at 8 p.m. and midnight at the Venice Theatre on the Mainstage. Tickets are $25. Call (941) 488-1115 or visit www.venicestage.com for information.

27-31 Haunting on the Harbor

Smuggler’s presents its annual Halloween festival and haunted house, the largest haunted house in Charlotte County, at the corner of US 41 and US 17 in downtown Punta Gorda! Festival features kids play area and bounce houses, costume contests, food and drinks, live music and entertainment. Visit www.puntagordahaunting.com for information.

27-Nov 30 Fine Arts Festival

The 2017 Fine Arts Festival celebrates Pablo Picasso! See a special exhibit featuring art created “in the style of” Pablo Picasso in Goff Gallery at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda through November 30. Call (941) 639-8810 or visit www.VisualArtCenter.org for information.

28 War on the Peace

More than 30 teams will be taking to the water for this year’s War on the Peace Dragon Boat Festival. Come down, support your favorites, have a cold one and enjoy some great food in one of Southwest Florida’s most beautiful spots, Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. Visit www.waronthepeace.com for information.

31 Halloween Safe Walk

Set on historic Dearborn Street in Englewood, The Halloween Safe Walk plays host to a family-friendly Halloween party involving costumes, trick-or-treating and contests for all ages. Costume parade, live music, pets in costumes, chills and thrills from 5-7 p.m.

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