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17 Pioneer Day The DeSoto County Historical Society’s 14th Annual Pioneer Day and Barbecue takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park just west of Arcadia. Fun for the whole family includes bodacious barbecue plus special and traditional Florida foods, demonstrations of old-fashioned skills and crafts, musical entertainment, vintage automobiles, Florida authors and artists and more. For information call (863) 266-5774 or visit www.historicdesoto.org. Making their 36th appearance to the Englewood Performing Arts Series, the Orchestra will present its annual Spring Pops Concert. What a way to end the season! Concert held at the Englewood United Methodist Church. Visit www.englewoodpas. org for tickets and information. 20 The Sarasota Orchestra 24 Easter Paw-rade 22-25 The Game’s Afoot 17-18 The Peace River National Art Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. Enjoy more than 80 booths of fine art and exquisite crafts, art demonstrations, music, food, wine and beer hosted by the Visual Arts Center. For more information, visit www.VisualArtCenter.org or call (941) 639-8810. Peace River National Art Festival It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, it’s up to Gillette, assuming the persona of Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The Charlotte Players will perform at the Cultural Center Theater in Port Charlotte. Visit www.charlotteplayers.org for tickets and information. Donte’s Den invites all dogs and the people who love them to an Easter Dog Paw-rade at Four Points Sheraton in Punta Gorda. The event begins at 1 p.m. on the great lawn with a mix and mingle and Easter egg hunt. At 2 p.m., the Dog Show begins. Admission is $20 and includes light food and entertainment. Dog show entry is $25 per category. Register your pup online at DontesDen.org. 24 Blue Gala Symphony 18 Charlotte Orchestra 24 Toast to Venice The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Rafelle Ponti, present “An Evening of John Williams and Friends,” featuring music from Star Wars, E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as movie scores by Horner, Zimmer, Badelt, Elfman and Rozsa. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit charlottesymphony. com for tickets and information. Celebrate Life in Paradise with an array of food and beverage vendors at the 10th Annual Toast To Venice at Maxine Barritt Park in Venice from 2 to 5 p.m. Advance Purchase Tickets are $40; day of tickets are $45. Visit www.venicenokomisrotary.org/ toast-to-venice for tickets and information. The Charlotte County Democrats host the annual Blue Gala at Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy, featuring keynote speakers Rep. Sean Shaw, FL-Dist 61, Candidate for Florida Attorney General, and David Shapiro, Candidate for Congress, Dist. 16. Tickets are $90 and are available by calling (941) 764-8440. 24-25 Spring Fine Arts Show 24 Golf Scramble 19 Green Gala Capture the beach spirit of the iconic 1950s and 60s at the 22nd Annual BIPS’ Green Gala at the Boca Bay Pass Club at 5:30 p.m. An unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, and fun! Tickets are $150. Call (941) 964-0060 or visit www.barrierislandparkssociety. org for tickets and information. A golf scramble to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, will be held at St. Andrews South Golf Club in Punta Gorda. The cost is $80 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Registration forms are available at the Club or may be requested by phone or email from Gary and Lynn Reeves, (941)-202-2216 or golf4svdp@gmail.com. The Rotary Club of Englewood’s 38th Annual Spring Fine Arts Show takes place along Dearborn Street in Englewood. In addition to visiting the unique shops and great restaurants that create the charm of West Dearborn Street, shoppers can stroll through the booths of over one hundred artists from all over the US! Visit www.therotaryclubofenglewood. org/fine-arts-festival.html for information. 24 -Apr 26 Primavera Blockbusters of 19-24 Broadway The Venice Theater presents the 26th Annual Silver Foxes Blockbusters of Broadway, featuring songs from hit musicals like Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables and South Pacific. The Silver Foxes are a troupe of professionally directed, volunteer performers who have been bringing entertainment to the area for nearly 26 years. Visit venicestage.com for tickets and information. Parade 24 Bike and Woman’s Club Fair Decorate your bike, scooter, wagon, golf cart or yourself and join the annual Bike Path Parade at 5th St. Bike Path on Boca Grande. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at the bike path and ends at the community center, where the Woman’s Club Fair will be starting at 11 a.m. Registration forms can be obtained at the Boca Grande Community Center. Primavera means spring: fresh, exciting and inspired by a world in bloom all around us! This multimedia exhibit is on display at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda through April 26. On March 29, the public is invited to the opening wine & cheese reception at 5 p.m. For more info visit www.VisualArtCenter.org or call (941) 639-8810. 25 Community Appreciation Day Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary hosts its annual Open House with free admission for everyone! Meet more than 150 exotic animals, encounter awesome volunteers and enjoy food and beverages. Open house runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (239) 543-1130. 28 | H ARBOR STYLE

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