CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENTS THIS WEEK’S Happenings October 6, 2014

Garden Guided Tour at the History Park. Walk the grounds with Florida Native Gardener, Starr Zachritz. Miss Starr will introduce
you to the 100 different kinds of hibiscus and a range of more obscure park flora. Have you ever seen a Chinese Hat
or 1834 Louis Philippe rose? Learn to recognize and the names of lesser known tropical plants. Watch for eagles, owls and
other wildlife while you enjoy this wonderful tour. Questions are welcomed. A five dollar suggested donation also gets you
a plant to take home. Sundays from 2 pm to 3 pm. For more information call 941-380-6814 or puntagordahistory.com. 501
Shreve Street, Punta Gorda
Cultural Center presents Monday Fun with Music, Wednesday Square Dancing and Karaoke with Bernie & Bob, Friday
Night Dance with top local entertainers, including Erich, Jay Smith, MC2 and more. Full cash bar available. Also, enjoy cards
and games. Bingo on Friday and Saturday from 11:45 am to 3 pm. Cribbage on Wednesday from 12:45 pm to 4 pm. Mah-
Jongg on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm. Pinochle on Monday from 5:30 pm
to 8:30 pm, Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm. Double Deck Pinochle on Wednesday and Thursday
from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Contract on Wednesday from noon to 3 pm and Friday 6 pm – 9 pm. Duplicate on Tuesday from 1
pm to 4 pm and Thursday from 9am to noon and from 1 pm to 4 pm. Chess on Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm, Thursday from
noon pm to 4 pm and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Scrabble on Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Euchre on Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm. For
details: theculturalcenter.com or 941.625.4175. Port Charlotte
The Open Studio will have an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 am to 3 pm. Tour the grounds and learn about the
new community gardens, the pottery studio, the Juice Bar, Healing Arts Building and Art Gallery. Ask about the educational
classes offered. For more details: theopenstudio.org or 941.681.2782 Englewood
ARTS
Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda presents a new exhibit, Mayhem, Chaos & Confusion with all media with interpretations
of man and/or nature’s disorder, fury and uncertainty. This themed exhibit is open until Oct. 23. Oct 3-25 The Art of
Landscape Painting Exhibit Members Show – Goff Gallery. Artists: Tom Bond, Sue Krasny, Claire Wally, Bob Weitz For more
details: www.VisualArtCenter.org or 941.639.8810. Punta Gorda
Sea Grape Gallery features James Beech, watercolor and acrylic painting artist. Although Jim Beech‘s primary background
is in advertising design, graphic design and marketing communications, he began working in watercolors at an early age.
While he spends much of his creative energies painting landscapes and buildings of unusual character, he also enjoys
creating scenes of boats, ships and other waterfront subjects. Jim admits that one of his most gratifying experiences was
while living in New York, he established the Orange County Cultural Center which brought together teachers, children and
adults who were all interested in the arts. A few years later he moved to Canada where he continued creating his art but
also expanded his creative endeavors by studying at the Burlington Cultural Center in Burlington, Ontario. In 1991, Jim and
his family moved to Florida and reside in Punta Gorda. Many of Jim’s paintings are prominently on display at Sea Grape
Gallery. In addition, more of his art and the art works of all Sea Grape artists can be viewed at www.seagrapegallery.com.
For more details: 941.575.1718. Punta Gorda
CHARLOTTE HARBOR EVENTS
THIS WEEK’S Happenings
CHARLOTTE HARBOR & THE GULF ISLANDS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU October 6, 2014
LIVE MUSIC
Peace River Seafood presents Mark the Pan Guy every Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm. Come enjoy tropic rock with his steel
drums. For more information: 941.505.8440, 5337 Duncan Road, Punta Gorda
Presseller’s Restaurant Garden offers great dining music by Em and Peg, Home Grown Sounds on Thursdays from 6 pm
to 9 pm. Fridays enjoy jazz master Leslie DaCosta as he plays from 6 pm until 9 pm. Saturdays enjoy the new and exciting
Flamenco by the talented Gerardo from 6 pm to 9 pm. If you like Flamenco you will love this. An excellent way to sit back,
relax and enjoy music in the garden or inside if inclement weather. Located at 209 W. Olympia Ave. Details: facebook.com/
pressellers1 or 941.639.2091. Punta Gorda
JD’s Bistro presents live jazz music every week. This week’s bands include the Danny Sinoff Trio, Kitt Moran Trio and Patricia
Dean. You are cordially invited to join them for an evening of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Soft seating, fire
place, rich wooden furniture, ivory linens and warm lighting set the tone for a comfortably elegant evening. For more details:
jdsbistroandgrill.com or 941.255.0994. Port Charlotte
Fishermen’s Village presents live music this week by The Kollections Band and Singer Ron Drolet. For more details: www.
fishville.com or 1.800.639.0020 Punta Gorda
TT’s Tiki Bar offers live music every week. From all over, people find their way to this “off-the-beaten-path” hideaway
with Tiki ambiance. Sink your toes in the sand while enjoying tropical drinks or beer of choice with good people along the
beautiful Charlotte Harbor. It’s the best location on the water in Charlotte Harbor. Great sunsets, great food, great host and
they’ve just added a great lineup of entertainment. Visit the Dockside Grill for Thursday Night Prime Rib and Friday Night
Lobster specials. For more details: docksideandtiki.com or 941.637.6770. Punta Gorda
Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar presents live music this week by Kara Nally, Jam Night Gemini, Kenny Rose, Official
Outcome, Sun Down, Road Block, Trinidude on 80, Gotta Luv It, SOB, Shotgun Justice, Bandana, Big Nite Out, and Dance
Dance. For details: floundersonthebeach.com or 941.460.8280. Englewood Beach
Hurricane Charley’s presents live music this week by Jeff Hughes, Clive, Paul Roush, High Tide Beach Party, Zombie U, and
Lee James. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hurricane-Charleys-Raw-Bar-and-Grill/120937521314696 or
941.639.9695 Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda Historical Society presents Bugtussle Ramblers Bluegrass Band as they kick off another year of music on the
dock from 1 pm to 3 pm at the train depot located at 1009 Taylor Rd. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the music. Refreshments
will be available. The Antique Mall & Museum will be open during the concert. Saturday, Oct. 11. For more details:
941.639.6774. Punta Gorda
Englewoods on Dearborn presents Ellie Lee & The Blues Fury, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, Kettle of Fish Band and
Jack Mosely Band. Trivia on Tuesdays. For more details: englewoods.tripod.com/index.html or 941.475.7501. Englewood
The Orange House Wine Bar presents music this week by Tony Boffa Duo. This is a new group to the area and is pure jazz.
Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7 pm to 10 pm. For details: theorangehousewinebar.com 941.505.8233. Punta Gorda
The Nav-a-gator Grill & Marina presents The Piano Guy playing oldies, rock, jazz, ragtime and country on Wednesday from
6 pm to 9 pm. Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm, Paul Roush. Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm enjoy Sunny Jim. Never a cover charge
but it is requested to bring canned goods and nonperishable food items which are donated to local food banks. Nav-A-Gator
is located at 9700 SW Riverview Cir Lake Suzy, three miles east of I-75 at exit 170 just off Kings Hwy. For more details:
nav-a-gator.com or 941.627.FISH. Lake Suzy

Two Brothers presents live blues music from national and international blues stars from all over the world, along with local
and regional artists every Friday night. For more details: 2brothershscpg.com or 941.347.8483. Punta Gorda
Mango Bistro presents Combo Vimana, playing an up-beat mix of original compositions, flamenco, rumbas and Latin
standards. Combo Vimana’s Brian Spainhower and Max Kelly always keep the crowd’s feet tapping and even dancing.
Friday, Oct. 10 from 6:45 to 9:45. Also enjoy The Honey Creepers Band, a southwest Florida original. This down
to the core trio features the soulful and dynamic vocals of Prana, the brilliant singer songwriter and strings of John R
Butler along with the musical foundation of Randy Hilderman on the bass guitar. Saturday, Oct. 11 from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm.
For details: www.mangobistro.com or 941.681.3500 Englewood
Waterfront Music Jam Session at Gilchrist Park every Thursday from 6 pm. FREE. 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Farlows on the Water presents live music Wednesday – Saturday. This week’s bands include John Reno, Bob Comeau,
Sunny Jim and GK. For more details: farlowsonthewater.com or 941.474.5143. Englewood
Celtic Ray Irish Pub presents live music by Paul Duffy, Hymm for Her, and Open Mic Night. Enjoy Pub Trivia every Wednesday
evening. You can play by yourself or with a group. Win prizes and have a pint while doing so. For more details: celticray.
net or 941.916.9115. Punta Gorda
ON STAGE
Visani Comedy Zone presents comedians Jody Kerns and Paul Strickland. Jody Kerns entertains with a wry, homespun
look at the foibles of modern life including growing up on a farm, marriage and raising children. Jody happily customizes
her material for the audience, squeaky-clean for conventions and slightly naughty for those who prefer a spicier show. Her
highly original material puts a down home country girl spin, on the celebration of life, love and laughter. Paul Strickland –
People call me Paul Strickland. I write and tell jokes, hopefully for people that are willing to listen. I would like to think making
people laugh at themselves and their world is a good way to help them escape while, hopefully, gaining some perspective
on what they’re escaping from, and distracting them from the fact that I just took their money. Oct. 8 – 11. For details:
visani.net or 941.629.9191. Port Charlotte
Englewood Event Center presents The Charlie Daniels Band: National Band. Friday, Oct. 10 from 6 pm to 11 pm. For more
details: englewoodeventcenter.com or 941.270.3324. Englewood
ABBA Tribute Pops Concert at the Florida Southwestern College -Charlotte Campus. Park opens at 5:30 pm. Concert
starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online. Saturday, Oct. 11. Cost: $25 – $375.00. For more details: www.puntagorda-
chamber.com or 941-639-3720 26300 Airport Rd. Punta Gorda
Charlotte Players Kids Onstage and the Punta Gorda Historical Society presents Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., a special adaptation
of the classic Broadway musical, set in the village of Anatevka. The story centers on a poor dairyman, Tevye and
his five daughters. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students and children three and under are FREE. Oct. 11 – 12. For more
information or to reserve tickets call Charlotte Players office at 255-1022, Monday through Friday 10 am to 3 pm. The performances
will be at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda.
Visani Comedy Zone presents a Roy Orbison Tribute. This show is sure to be a delight for oldies fans everywhere as Mike
T. brings his talent and intensity to the stage performing Roy Orbison tunes that you know and love. “Only The Lonely” and
“Pretty Woman” are sure to be standout favorites among the selections. Here is your chance to enjoy Roy Orbison in a retro
dinner theater setting. As an added bonus, Mike T. will be performing a few of your favorite oldies dancing tunes! Bring
your comfy dancing shoes. Tuesday, Oct. 7. For details: visani.net or 941.629.9191. Port Charlotte

New Releases: Addicted, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Dracula Untold and The Judge.
Movies: Annabelle, Gone Girl, Left Behind, The Good Lie, Equalizer, The Box Trolls, Walk Among the Tombstones, The
Maze Runner, This Is Where I Leave You, Dolphin Tale 2, No Good Deed, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Regal Town Center
Stadium 16 – 1441 Tamiami Trail, Unit 701. For more details: regmovies.com or 941.623.0114. Port Charlotte
The Foreign Film Series at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy at Herald Court Centre kicks off its
October showings with China (2010). With the kind help of friends and neighbors, widower and aquarium worker Sam
Wong shares a contented life with his autistic 22-year-old son, David– until Sam learns that he has a terminal illness that
will soon leave David orphaned. Now, the doting father begins a quest to ensure that his boy will be loved and cared for
after his death. Xiao Lu Xue directs this touching drama. Tuesday, Oct. 7. For more details including fees: visit https://registerra.
fgcu.edu/ and enter the search term China or call 941.505.0130. Punta Gorda
MARKETS
Englewood Farmer’s Market – In the heart of Olde Englewood Village, on West Dearborn Street, the Englewood Farmer’s
Market is now open every Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. Florida grown fresh and organic produce, six bakers including
gluten free, fresh Florida wild caught seafood, a market butcher, gourmet food artisans, tropical plants, orchids, fresh cut
flowers, coffee, tea, spices, olive oils, live music and much more. The Englewood Farmers Market welcomes Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants and is launching two for one Florida Access Bucks bonus dollars when
you purchase Florida grown produce and citrus. For more details: www.englewoodfarmersmarket.org Englewood
Boca Grande Farmers Market offers fresh, locally-grown produce, hand-made original arts and crafts, music and entertainment,
and a host of specialty items for discriminating tastes. The market is family owned and independently operated
by a US Veteran, with no government funding and with the community at the heart of all they do. Boca Grande Farmers
Market’s unique retro and vintage flair is a nod to yesteryear’s island life. Bicycle, golf cart, and foot friendly. Your service
animal is welcome; other pets are not permitted on the grounds. There are no entry fees or parking fees. Runs seasonally
from October to April on Fridays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, rain or shine. Located at the ball field at 305 Wheeler Road on
Gasparilla Island. Take a left at the white Range Light. www.bocagrandefarmersmarket.com Boca Grande
The Nav-a-gator Grill & Marina offers farm fresh vegetables, fruits, jams, jellies and more. Sunday, Oct. 12. from 10 am to 5
pm. Nav-A-Gator is located at 9700 SW Riverview Cir Lake Suzy, three miles east of I-75 at exit 170 just off Kings Hwy. For
more details: nav-a-gator.com or 941.627.FISH. Lake Suzy
Downtown Merchants Association Farmer’s Market: Saturday 8 am to noon on Taylor Street and Herald Court, by the historic
courthouse. Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the USA, they have a large number of vendors offering
fruits and vegetables, pickles, jams and jellies, orange juice, German bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes,
beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, baguettes
and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettle corn, coffee beans and drinks,
native and exotic plants, natural facial products and all natural smoothies. There is always live entertainment. For more
details: Call Jerry Presseller the Market Manager at 941.391.4856. Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda Historical Society’s Farmer’s Market with Antique Dealers: Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, History Park, 501
Shreve Street. Shop for vegetables, bakery, meats, seafood, plants, gifts and more. When the Market closes at 2 pm, guided
tours by Miss Starr of the ever-changing gardens are available. A $5 suggested donation gets you a plant to take home.
In addition to the regular vendors, a host of antique dealers will be at the market every second Sunday of the month. Many
of the things you grew up with are now antiques. What does that say about us? Come and mingle with your memories. For
more details: 941.380.6814. Punta Gorda

Seashore Eco Tours offers kayaking tours along the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve. Discover miles of canopy mangrove
trails on the Woolverton Trail Kayak Tour. Learn about the history of the area and the trails while exploring nature
with Florida Master Naturalist certified guides. Trips are two hours and all inclusive. Woovlerton Trail Tours are offered
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am. $45 per person. Reservations required please call 855-2PADDLE or 855-
272-3353. Visit them and book online at www.SeashoreEcoTours.com. Englewood
King Fisher Fleet offers the best of Florida both for sightseers and fishermen. Enjoy sightseeing cruises to the out-islands,
eco-tours, full and half day cruises, sunset cruises and harbor tours. For details: 941.639.0969 or kingfisherfleet.com. Punta
Gorda
Smoke and Roses offers a Boss Day and Sweetest Day specials. Thank your boss for their motivation and support with a
sailing charter. Get your co-workers together and pay tribute to your Boss. A group photo while sailing with your boss will
be included on charters during the month of October. Honor your sweethearts, close friends, relatives or employees with a
special gift of sailing. Sweets will be included for sweethearts sailing in October. Available seven days a week, you choose
the time, private parties only for up to six passengers start at $50 per person. A new launch location is 140 Leland ST SE,
Port Charlotte. For details: 605.366.7673 or smokeandroses.com Port Charlotte
SPORTS
Englewood YMCA will be hosting the 2014 Annual Pete Mason Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 10, at Lemon Bay
Golf Club. The entry fee to play is $85 per person or $500 for a Birdie sponsor which includes a team of four, recognition
at the awards luncheon, a hole sponsor sign and a shirt for all team members. Hole sponsor signs are available for $100
as well. Funds raised at this event are dedicated to providing scholarship assistance for children, families and seniors, and
expanding YMCA programming and services for everyone in the Englewood community. For more details: contact Jamie
Browning, Development Coordinator, at jbrowning@veniceymca.org or 941-375-9108. www.engymca.org Englewood
The Bicycle Center presents the 7th Annual Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 10 am to 1 pm.
This ride is to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure. 10, 25, and 50
mile routes optional 8 am start time for 50mile. Fun-family ride for all ages and abilities. Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! They have
partnered with some great companies to provide awesome door prizes along with a sweepstakes to win a Trek bicycle.
Goodie bags and event t-shirts for first 150 pre-registered riders. Registration $40. Marked route and on-route support.
Live entertainment, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Massages, mini-manis, face painting, temporary tattoos, bra decorating
contest, and much more. On-site mammograms. On-site registration available at Bicycle Center. Early packet pick
up at Bicycle Center on Friday, Oct. 10 from 5 m to -7 pm and Saturday, Oct 11 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Day of Registration $40
(cash or check only no goody bag or T shirt guaranteed.) Contact rob@bicyclecentercc.com or kim@bicyclecentercc.com
with any questions. Port Charlotte
KEEP MOVING
Polynesian Dance Workout. Classes will resume Oct 7, 10 am to 11 am every Monday and Thursday. Cost is $10 and your
first class is free. For details call instructor Mary Taglieri, 941.979.0901. Register at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
office or call 637.1655. Punta Gorda

Taiji 13 Postures. 10 am, Friday’s. This one hour class will be experiential vs instructional. If you ever wondered what this
ancient Chinese practice is all about, this is the class for you. It will feature: meditation (Wujii), centering (Zhang Zhaumg),
stretch n balance (Dao Yin Sheng Gong) and a new taiji or qi gong form each week. Cost is $12 and will be on a drop-in
basis. Contact instructor, Richard Curtis 407-923-831. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association Punta Gorda
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy at Herald Court Centre presents “Tai Chi: Meditation in Motion”
taught by Sharon Fultz every Monday and Wednesday from noon to 1 pm. Walk-ins are welcome. For more details including
fees: visit https://registerra.fgcu.edu/ and enter the search term Tai Chi or call 941.505.0130. Punta Gorda
The Open Studio presents Tai Chi. Join Sue Drummer for Beginner’s Mind Tai Chi Chang, Yang Style. Sue has been practicing
Tai Chi for 18 years and teaching for three years. The class is FREE, but donations are accepted. Every Tuesday from
5:30 pm to 6 pm. For more details: theopenstudio.org or 941.681.2782. Englewood
Loving Light Yoga presents a Good Morning Yoga class. This class is beginner-friendly, available to all ages and all levels
of ability. Located at Chadwick Park at north-end near the volleyball net and right of the pavilion. Classes are Monday
through Sunday and an hour long. Hours from May through October are 8:30 am. The Sunset Yoga classes are scheduled
on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Bring a blanket or sheet and plan to have fun. There is a parking fee. For details:
lovinglightyoga.com or 941.473.0135. Englewood Beach
Acme Bicycle Shop presents Saturday Morning Acme Ride. Leisure, medium, fast and unlimited. Coffee’s on at 8 am.
Wheels roll at 8:30 am. Leisure, medium and fast are no drop. Unlimited is until you can’t hang on. For more details: acmebicycleshop.
com or 941.639.2263. Punta Gorda
It’s a Free Ride! Loaner bicycles can be found at a number of locations including the Bayfront Health’s Wellness Center,
Laishley Municipal Marina, Four Points by Sheraton, Fishermen’s Village Marina, Isles Yacht Club Marina and The Wyvern
Hotel. TEAM Punta Gorda has partnered with the City of Punta Gorda, which has developed the Bicycle Loaner Program.
For more details: teampuntagorda.org or 941.637.8326. Punta Gorda
Ballroom Dance Classes. Lynn Pitz, former New York Athletic Club ballroom dance instructor, teaches classes suitable for
the beginner and intermediate dancer, in a variety of Latin International and American styles. Leather soled shoes should
be worn for class and pre-registration is requested. The cost of each class is $10 per person. Payable at the door. Don’t sit
on the sidelines at the next party or event, learn to dance. Every Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. For class information contact
Lynn at 941.505.1506 or ltpitz@gmail.com Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association Punta Gorda
Dao Yin Sheng Gong. Wednesdays 10 am. Cost is $8 per lesson. This is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine system
of exercises of gentle twisting motions, involving breath control, the stimulation of acupressure points in the body and
mental development. These fluid harmonious movements aim to improve energy circulation within the whole body, to
loosen the joints, tone up and oxygenate the muscles, and to relax the nervous system. Contact instructor: Richard Curtis
407.923.8310. Register at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association office or call 637.1655. Punta Gorda
Line Dancing will resume Oct 7, Tuesdays from 9:45 am to 11:30 am. Cost is $5 per class. Register at the Punta Gorda Isles
Civic Association office or call 637.1655. Punta Gorda

King Fisher Fleet is offering an introductory course in Florida fishing, Let’s Go Fishing!, is being offered at the PGI Civic
Association building on Shreve Street. Topics to be covered include fishing techniques, tackle selection, rigging, knot
tying, lures, baits, cast nets, fish identification, tides, and fishing regulations for fishing in fresh and salt waters of Southwest
Florida. Rods, reels, lures, nets and other fishing equipment will be displayed during the class and there will be a number
of useful handouts issued to students. The class is geared towards beginning anglers, but more experienced fishermen
will pick up helpful tips as well. The instructor is long time local fishing guide and owner of King Fisher Fleet, Capt. Ralph
Allen, who might even reveal the locations of a few local fishing hotspots! The course is open to all members of the public
and includes six evening sessions which are to be held from 7 pm to 9 pm beginning on Wednesday, October 29. The cost
for the class is $40 and advance registration is recommended by calling 941-637-1655. Punta Gorda
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy at Herald Court Centre presents the work of Eckhard Tolle. If you
identify with the consciousness movement in general or admire the work of Eckhard Tolle, then Happiness is an Inside Job
at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy in downtown Punta Gorda is for you. The six-lecture series, by
Sharon Whitehill, Ph.D., offers a powerful experiential approach to reducing emotional pain, discomfort, and their accompanying
behaviors. Offered from 10 am to noon, Monday Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10, 17. The lectures are based on Dr. David
Mutchler’s book, Beyond the Ego: Where Love, Joy, and Peace of Mind Await You. Although the book is not mandatory,
purchasing a copy is highly recommended. Sharing a copy with a significant other, friend, or classmate can stimulate discussion
outside the classroom, brings added rewards, by stimulating discussion outside the classroom. Balboa Press offers
soft-bound and e-book versions. For more details including fees: visit https://registerra.fgcu.edu/ and enter the search term
Happiness or call 941.505.0130. Punta Gorda
Explore Ceramics: An Introduction to Working with Clay for beginners. Explore the tactile and fun nature of clay in this
introduction to the medium. Emphasis will be on the fundamental skills, vocabulary, equipment, materials, and preparations
specific to ceramics. Each 5-week series will focus on a specific project. Students should come prepared with creative
ideas for personalizing their projects, as well as ideas for building their own original clay creations. Oct. 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5,
12. Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Rd. For more information www.ringling.edu Englewood
The Boca Grande Art Alliance presents a Sailor’s Valentine Workshop. The instructor will show how to begin with a basic
circle design on an octagonal framed plaque, and then expand on this to create a kaleidoscope of various designs with
colorful shells. The finished art product will be an island influenced memento. No previous experience needed. Optional
additional shells will be available for purchase. Deadline 11/3/14. $200/members. $225/non-members. Material fee $120.
Monday and Tuesday Nov. 17 – 18, 9:30 am -2 pm. For more details: www.bocagrandeartalliance.org 941.964.1700
Travel the World Programs at Punta Gorda Library. The Charlotte County Library System invites you to the Punta Gorda
Library, located at 424 W. Henry St, Punta Gorda, to Travel the World at your library. Some of these programs will be held
on the first Thursday of each month at 11 am from October to March. Each month will feature cooking or craft programs
celebrating a different area of our world. These programs include: Nov. 6, 2014, France – Paper Cone Wreath. Dec. 4, 2014,
Germany – Holiday Cookie Swap. Jan. 8, 2015, United Kingdom – A Cup o’ Tea. Feb. 5, 2015, Eastern Europe including
Russia – Smashing Sandwiches. March 5, 2015 – China – Upcycle That – Cherry Blossom Book Bag. Seating is limited to
25 people. For more information 941.833.5460. Punta Gorda

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