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NOVEMBER The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda presents Harvest of Art, Charlotte County’s oldest and most prestigious exhibition of traditional 2D art. Visit www. VisualArtCenter.org or call (941) 639-8810 for information. 4 Manasota Mystique The Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce proudly presents its 6th annual Manasota Mystique: A Night at the Speak Easy at the beautiful Manasota Beach Club. The festivities begin promptly at 5 p.m. Indulge in fine cuisine and browse live or silent auction items while enjoying your favorite libations from the open bar. Tickets are $150 and sell out fast. Visit www.englewoodchamber.com for information. 1-30 Harvest of Art 3 Country for a Cause Guns of the 2-19 Flaming Purple Sage Venice Theater presents a bodacious and farcical tale mixes gothic horror and hilarity. A feisty rodeo competitor is facing foreclosure on her Wyoming ranch where she rehabilitates injured cowboys. The arrival of a shocking woman and a one-eyed Ukrainian biker named Black Dog ushers in outrageous behavior in this shoot ‘em up, knock ‘em up, cut ‘em up manic romp. Visit venicestage.com for tickets and information. 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. 4 Veterans’ Appreciation Parade The Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606 proudly presents the Annual Veterans’ Day Parade in downtown Punta Gorda beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will travel down Taylor Street to Retta Esplanade, ending at the SW Florida Vietnam Memorial Wall. 5 Yappy Hour to Golf Luncheon 3 Gulf & Fashion Show The Women’s Council of Realtors Englewood-on-the-Gulf chapter presents its 5th annual Luncheon & Fashion Show at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club in Englewood at noon. Tickets are $50 and include lunch and show. This event benefits the Englewood Community Clinic. Call (941) 661-5847 for tickets and information. 4 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. 4 SW Florida Lung Cancer 5K Harvest for the Harbor will be an exclusive and unforgettable evening on Charlotte Harbor at the Laishley Park Pavilions benefitting Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. This unique outdoor farm-to-table event celebrates the Harbor’s harvest and local, small farmers. Southwest Florida chefs will prepare culinary creations utilizing fresh local foods that will excite your palate. Tickets are $125. Call (941) 575-5435 for information. 3 Harvest for Harbor The Lung Cancer Research Council hosts its 5th annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk at the Charlotte Sports Park, raising awareness and support for those who have been affected by lung cancer. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. with the competitive and non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and the Mile of Memories Memorial Walk commencing at 8:15 a.m. Following the walk, the morning will conclude with a rally and awards presentation. Visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org for information. The Animal Welfare League is holding its 4th Annual “Yappy Hour” from 4-7 p.m. on the Great Lawn at the Four Points by Sheraton in Punta Gorda. Special guests include the PGPD’s new K-9 unit, plus an agility course, photos with your pets, music by Chris G Production and a fashion show “paw-ty”. Plus refreshments and raffles for the humans. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for teens and free for children under 12. Visit www.awlshelter.org or call (941) 625-6720 for information. 9 Comedy for a Cause Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the 2017 Comedy for a Cause was rescheduled. Local business and community leaders hit the stage at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center for hilarity and hijinks in the 5th annual improv fundraiser supporting the Charlotte Players many programs, including Charlotte County Imagination Library and Kids OnStage. Visit www.charlotteplayers. org for tickets and information. 4 Plein Air Paint-out Watch artists capture Arcadia’s charming historic community on canvas at the 5th Annual Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out, sponsored by the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council. Artists begin painting in the morning and gather for judging and awards around 2 p.m. Buy art right off the easel! For details, visit desotoartscouncil.org or call (863) 703-0373. 10 Fine Arts Festival Luncheon As part of the 2017 Fine Arts Festival celebrating Pablo Picasso, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda presents a luncheon catered by Chef Keith Myers from FM Dons and special presentation “Picasso & Matisse: Artistic Rivals” by Baila Miller at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $40. Visit www.VisualArtCenter. org or call (941) 639-8810 for information. 22 | HARBOR STYLE

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NOVEMBER

1-30 Harvest of Art

The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda presents Harvest of Art, Charlotte County’s oldest and most prestigious exhibition of traditional 2D art. Visit www.VisualArtCenter.org or call (941) 639-8810 for information.

2-19 Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage

Venice Theater presents a bodacious and farcical tale mixes gothic horror and hilarity. A feisty rodeo competitor is facing foreclosure on her Wyoming ranch where she rehabilitates injured cowboys. The arrival of a shocking woman and a one-eyed Ukrainian biker named Black Dog ushers in outrageous behavior in this shoot ‘em up, knock ‘em up, cut ‘em up manic romp. Visit venicestage.com for tickets and information.

3 Gulf to Golf Luncheon & Fashion Show

The Women’s Council of Realtors Englewood-on-the-Gulf chapter presents its 5th annual Luncheon & Fashion Show at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club in Englewood at noon. Tickets are $50 and include lunch and show. This event benefits the Englewood Community Clinic. Call (941) 661-5847 for tickets and information.

3 Harvest for Harbor

Harvest for the Harbor will be an exclusive and unforgettable evening on Charlotte Harbor at the Laishley Park Pavilions benefitting Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. This unique outdoor farm-to-table event celebrates the Harbor’s harvest and local, small farmers. Southwest Florida chefs will prepare culinary creations utilizing fresh local foods that will excite your palate. Tickets are $125. Call (941) 575-5435 for information.

3 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.

4 Veterans’ Appreciation Parade

The Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606 proudly presents the Annual Veterans’ Day Parade in downtown Punta Gorda beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will travel down Taylor Street to Retta Esplanade, ending at the SW Florida Vietnam Memorial Wall.

4 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.

4 SW Florida Lung Cancer 5K

The Lung Cancer Research Council hosts its 5th annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk at the Charlotte Sports Park, raising awareness and support for those who have been affected by lung cancer. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. with the competitive and non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and the Mile of Memories Memorial Walk commencing at 8:15 a.m. Following the walk, the morning will conclude with a rally and awards presentation. Visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org for information.

4 Plein Air Paint-out

Watch artists capture Arcadia’s charming historic community on canvas at the 5th Annual Arcadia Plein Air Paintout, sponsored by the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council. Artists begin painting in the morning and gather for judging and awards around 2 p.m. Buy art right off the easel! For details, visit desotoartscouncil.org or call (863) 703-0373.

4 Manasota Mystique

The Englewood F l o r i d a Chamber of Commerce proudly presents its 6th annual Manasota Mystique: A Night at the Speak Easy at the beautiful Manasota Beach Club. The festivities begin promptly at 5 p.m. Indulge in fine cuisine and browse live or silent auction items while enjoying your favorite libations from the open bar. Tickets are $150 and sell out fast. Visit www.englewoodchamber.com for information.

5 Yappy Hour

The Animal Welfare League is holding its 4th Annual “Yappy Hour” from 4-7 p.m. on the Great Lawn at the Four Points by Sheraton in Punta Gorda. Special guests include the PGPD’s new K-9 unit, plus an agility course, photos with your pets, music by Chris G Production and a fashion show “paw-ty”. Plus refreshments and raffles for the humans. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for teens and free for children under 12. Visit www.awlshelter.org or call (941) 625-6720 for information.

9 Comedy for a Cause

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the 2017 Comedy for a Cause was rescheduled. Local business and community leaders hit the stage at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center for hilarity and hijinks in the 5th annual improv fundraiser supporting the Charlotte Players many programs, including Charlotte County Imagination Library and Kids OnStage. Visit www.charlotteplayers. org for tickets and information.

10 Fine Arts Festival Luncheon

As part of the 2017 Fine Arts Festival celebrating Pablo Picasso, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda presents a luncheon catered by Chef Keith Myers from FM Dons and special presentation “Picasso & Matisse: Artistic Rivals” by Baila Miller at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $40. Visit www.VisualArtCenter. org or call (941) 639-8810 for information.

10-11 F. A.M.E. Presents Music City

Friends for the Advancement of Musical Education presents the biggest annual music event in Englewood, with nonstop music, food, dancing and friends at Pioneer Park on Dearborn Street. Weekend kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday and goes all day Saturday.

10-19 Over the River and Through the Woods

The Charlotte Players present this play about Nick, a single, Italian-American guy from NJ. His parents retire and move to Florida. He still sees both sets of grandparents every Sunday for dinner. He is then offered his dream job in Seattle, but the news does not sit well with the grandparents. Performances held at Langdon Playhouse. Visit www.Charlotteplayers. Org for tickets and information.

11 The Artful Lobster

Enjoy a lobster buffet from Michael’s On East, beverages including a custom cocktail, silent and live auction, and amazing music at the Hermitage Artist Retreat’s signature annual fundraiser on its Gulf-front beach campus in Englewood. Contact Development Director Craig Badinger at development@ HermitageArtistRetreat.org or (941) 475- 2098 ext 2 for tickets and information.

10-12 Paddlefest

This three-day event, part of Englewood Beach Waterfest, promises to be a great weekend of racing, friends, family, games, prizes, fun and food! Paddlefest kicks off with a pool party and shrimp boil at Hooked On SUP at Cape Haze Marina on the 10th followed by Race Day at Englewood Beach at the 11th and Sunday Funday on the 12th. Visit englewoodbeachwaterfest. Com for information.

12 Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs “A Salute to our Armed Forces” at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda beginning at 7:30 p.m. Visit charlottesymphony. Com for tickets and information.

12 Fun Ride around Venice Island

Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation presents its inaugural Charity Fun Ride, a 12-mile bike ride followed by a pancake breakfast at the Venice Yacht Club. Proceeds support the Foundation’s “NEST, Nutrition, Education, ShelTer...for the Children” project. Ride begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit www. Veniceyachtclub.com/vyccf.php to register.

13 Johnny Varro and his Swing Seven

Charlotte County Jazz Society presents Johnny Varro and his Swing Seven at the Charlotte Cultural Center Theater in Port Charlotte at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call (941) 625-4175 for tickets.

14 Holiday Grub Crawl

The Phantoms of the Orchestra’s Annual Grub Crawl will feature samples of seasonal cuisine and specialties of eight restaurants on West Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. The crawl will start at F.M. Don’s at 5 p.m. and ends at 9. Admission is $20. For reservations and more information, call (941) 205-5996.

16 Alive After 5

Downtown Punta Gorda is “Alive After 5” from 5 to 8 p.m. Shops stay open late, live music abounds, artists and crafters offer their creations, food trucks set up for the occasion and special entertainers are scattered about. A different theme each month. Bring your friends and family to join in the fun! Presented by the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association.

17 Sounds from Bion to Beyond

Bion Cantorum will feature “Sounds From Bion to Beyond” at their concert at 7 pm. At First Presbyterian Church in Port Charlotte. This summer’s lunar eclipse inspired some of the selections. The sky is full of wonder. For tickets, call (941) 625.4945 or go to brownpapertickets.com.

17 Tapas Night

As part of the 2017 Fine Arts Festival celebrating Pablo Picasso, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda invites you to Tapas Night at 7 p.m. Enjoy tapas, sangria, Spanish music and dancing. Tickets are $50. Visit www.VisualArtCenter.org or call (941) 639- 8810 for information.

17-18 Venice Symphony Orchestra

The Venice Symphony Orchestra performs Majestic Moments with Guest Conductor Teresa Cheung and Guest Soloist Jonathan Swensen. Both an evening (7:30 p.m. on the 17th) and matinee (3:30 p.m. on the 18th) performance will be held. Visit www.thevenicesymphony.org for tickets and information.

18 Peggy Lee Tribute

Mindy Simmons takes you on a trip down memory lane as she recreates the look and sound of an evening spent with the late, great Miss Peggy Lee. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood. Visit www.lemonbayplayhouse. com for tickets and information.

17-19 Racefest

Speed, power and excitement come to Englewood Beach for a three-day festival with thrilling off-shore competition. The fun starts on the 17th with a Block Party on Dearborn Street with the superboats lining the street! Racefest itself will be held on the 18th and 19th with expected attendance of 60+ boats running at speeds up to and over 130 miles per hour. Visit englewoodbeachwaterfest.com for a complete schedule of events.

18 IYC Open House

The Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda cordially invites you to an Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (941) 639-7551 or visit www.islesyc.com.

18 Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival

The Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival is an annual regional family-friendly event where people learn about the natural environment of Southwest Florida from local experts through a wide variety of activities for adults and children. Festival begins at 10 a.m. at the Charlotte Sports Park.

18 Big Orange Music Festival

Following Hurricane Irma, the Big Orange Music Festival was rescheduled. This will now be an outdoor show in the beautiful Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. Bring lawn chairs and blankets! JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Allstars, Tinsley Ellis, Sean Chambers, Evan Taylor Jones and more will be performing. Visit www.BigOrangeMusicFestival.com for tickets and information.

18 Lighting of the Village

You are invited to celebrate as Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda illuminates more than one million lights and traditional holiday themed decorations during 2017 Lighting of the Village! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, followed by a parade with the Lee County Pipes and Drums! Plus live holiday music and entertainment. And don’t forget to pay a visit to Santa Claus! Visit www.fishville.com for information.

18 Turkey in the Hole

Gator Wilderness Camp School invites you to their annual event, from 9:30 a. m. to 4 p.m., which includes campsite tours, a full turkey dinner, children’s games, a short program from their boys and an auction with many items made by the boys. Call Lori Byler at (941) 639-7722 for information.

23 Turkey Trot

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity hosts the 19th annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Fun Walk at the Florida SouthWestern State College Punta Gorda Campus at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee is $30. Visit charlottecountyhfh.org/ events/turkey-trot for information.

23 Free Thanksgiving Meal

New Hope Community Church in North Port will be offering a free Thanksgiving Day meal to anyone that would like to join from 1 to 4 p.m., including “dining in” available at the church as well as carry out and delivery. Plus bounce houses and fun and activities for the whole family. Anyone interested in volunteering in any way should contact Steve Leclerc at (941) 735-4410.

30-Dec 2 Madrigal Dinner

The Charlotte Player’s invite you to a Medieval Celebration of Christmas with singing, dancing and musical productions by a cast of over 75 talented actors, carolers, dancers, gymnasts and jugglers. Enjoy a Wassail reception with warm spiced cider, then a formal call to a dinner of game, potatoes and vegetables. Tickets are $40. Visit www.charlotteplayers. org for tickets and information.

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