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Charlotte County Jazz Society Greg Abate ‘The Prince of Be-Bop’ is back with his swinging alto
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
On Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, the Charlotte County Jazz Society continues their 2017-2018 season as Greg Abate “The Prince … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda to Celebrate Founders’ Day Week on the 130th anniversary of the city
Thu  Nov 30 2017 08:30AM
Punta Gorda. In the mid-1880s right about the time the first electric fan was being invented, a man named Isaac Trabue began buying land on the south side of an … Find out how to read more online.
The City Manager’s Founders’ Day Week Bicycle Tour
Thu  Nov 30 2017 08:30AM
For a Founders’ Week activity that combines exercise with historical education and art, look no further than the City Manager’s Founders Day Bicycle Tour. Punta Gorda City Manager Howard Kunik … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
When it comes to festivals — music or otherwise — Nick Nemec is as dangerous as a running back on the hunt for a first down. Give him a glimmer … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
It’s time once again for Suncoast residents to head out to Englewood Beach for the best seat in the house to watch some world class boat racing. The Englewood Beach … Find out how to read more online.
Nostalgia of the ’90s
Wed  Nov 8 2017 08:30AM
To some, the 1990s were just the decade before the dawn of the new millennium. It’s true the Hubble Space Telescope was launched, the Gulf War was waged and www … Find out how to read more online.
Gulfshore Opera brings the Gulfshore Tenors
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
For the first Charlotte County performance of season four, The Gulfshore Tenors will perform on Friday, Nov. 17, at the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater. The Gulfshore Opera … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Big Band opens with a fun afternoon of music
Wed  Nov 8 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Big Band will devote the 2017-2018 season to some of the best bandleaders and composers of big band jazz music with this season’s series of “Swingin’ on … Find out how to read more online.
Harvest of Art celebrates 28th year
Tue  Nov 28 2017 05:44PM
Harvest of Art, “The Visual Arts Center’s first and finest juried exhibit of traditional 2D art” exhibit takes place through Nov. 30 at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
A Tribute To Merle Haggard ‘My Dad’
Wed  Nov 1 2017 08:30AM
Merle Haggard’s eldest son, Marty, performs on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Port Charlotte, for the last time in Florida until 2019. Marty was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. Of course, … Find out how to read more online.
The All-Star Platters Revue featuring former Platters members Verceal Whittaker, Al Holland and Kenn Johnson
Wed  Dec 6 2017 08:30AM
On Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, you’ll be delighted by the All-Star Platters Revue featuring former Platters members Verceal Whittaker, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘A Charlotte Christmas’
Thu  Nov 30 2017 08:30AM
Ring in the Christmas season with the Charlotte County Concert Band. The Charlotte County Concert Band will be presenting a concert of holiday music on Friday, Dec. 1, at the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
On Friday, Nov. 24, in the William H. Wakeman, III Cultural Center Theater, Sun Events is proud to present Lotela Gold. With band members costumed in their own version of … Find out how to read more online.
Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
The Annual Englewood Bank & Trust Thanksgiving Art Festival is Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 25-26, on the grounds of Englewood Bank & Trust’s main branch at 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood. Local … Find out how to read more online.
American Made: A band as interesting as it is versatile
Wed  Nov 22 2017 08:30AM
Kevin Gossett, frontman of American Made, said the group is a high-energy classic rock band, placing emphasis on having fun while hosting a party atmosphere. “The band has been around … Find out how to read more online.
Block Party to feature OPA racing boats on display
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
World champion powerboat racing teams will be greeting fans and signing autographs starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 on West Dearborn St. Englewood. It's an opportunity for fans … Find out how to read more online.
‘Sounds From Bion to Beyond’
Wed  Nov 15 2017 08:30AM
Two talented string players will join Bion Cantorum at their concert on Friday, Nov. 17. Cellist Ann Alton and violinist R. Paul Urbanik will perform with the vocal ensemble in … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Concert Band presents
Wed  Nov 1 2017 08:30AM
An old friend will be up to a couple of new things when the Charlotte County Concert Band opens its six-concert 2017-18 season with a performance on Sunday, Nov. 5 … Find out how to read more online.
Haunting on the Harbor
Wed  Oct 25 2017 08:30AM
Be prepared to be scared at the 8th Annual Smuggler’s Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Festival and Haunted House for four scary nights: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 28, … Find out how to read more online.
Bring the pets to Fourth Annual “Yappy Hour”
Wed  Nov 1 2017 08:30AM
The Animal Welfare League is holding its Fourth Annual “Yappy Hour” on Sunday, Nov. 5, on the Great Lawn at Four Points by Sheraton, 33 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda. There … Find out how to read more online.


4th Annual Arcadia Fall Rodeo
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
The granddaddy of all the rodeos may be held in Arcadia in March, but its “little brother” shows up in October. This year’s 4th Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Fall … Find out how to read more online.
War on the Peace
Wed  Oct 25 2017 08:30AM
Bob White, director of business development for the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, said his Dragon Boat team is ready to rumble. “There’s no weak link,” the captain declared of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Let’s Do the Time Warp Again!’ ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ takes over Venice Theatre’s MainStage for Halloween
Wed  Oct 25 2017 08:30AM
Richard O’Brien’s wildly popular cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Show,” will be performed live on Venice Theatre’s MainStage for a limited five-show run in late October. Performances will take place … Find out how to read more online.
Upcoming author events at Copperfish Books
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
Young adult author Geanna Culbertson On Monday, Oct. 23. at 6 p.m., Geanna Culbertson will talk about her young adult fantasy books in the “Crisanta Knight” series, about being an … Find out how to read more online.
Double your listening pleasure with Bruce and Tiki D
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
This is definitely not your ordinary duo. Bruce Neumann and his partner Tiki D comprise the band Bruce and Tiki D, which plays music Neumann calls “Floribbean” or “music with … Find out how to read more online.
‘Matty’ opens EUMC concert season
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
“Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson” opens the 10th annual Englewood United Methodist Church Music Ministry Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at 700 … Find out how to read more online.
Russian Grand Ballet presents ‘Swan Lake’
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts will be the host to the Russian Grand Ballet on its first-ever Southwest Florida tour of “Swan Lake” on Saturday, Oct. 14. The show … Find out how to read more online.
East and West represented at Common Grounds
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
San Diego-based singer-songwriter Charlie Imes and guitar virtuoso Daryl Shawn of Pittsburgh are performing at Common Grounds in October. Imes takes the stage at the North Port coffee house on … Find out how to read more online.
Food trucks gear up for battle
Wed  Sep 27 2017 08:30AM
It’s all about food on the fly. The food fight will be among many area food trucks that have signed up for the third annual Food Truck Battle, to be … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Jazz Society opens 2017-2018 season
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Jazz Society opens its 2017-2018 season on Monday, Oct. 9, with a double concert featuring the Dick Hamilton Sextet and the Mark Markaverich Trio. The Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.
Sink your teeth into Restaurant Week
Wed  Oct 25 2017 08:30AM
So, you have a hankering for New England-style seafood. You’ve been thinking about trying that place at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Village Fish Market, but you’ve always gone to … Find out how to read more online.
‘The Second Time Around’
Wed  Oct 25 2017 08:30AM
What happens when a 60-something widow and widower decide to cohabitate without getting married, just to keep their Social Security benefits? Think their kids would go along? Find out when … Find out how to read more online.
Jim Morris and his music will be celebrated in Harboritaville — Magic on the Water
Wed  Oct 18 2017 08:30AM
Jim Morris actually did leave a seat in the corporate world to find his place in the sun. That alone makes him a man to be admired. That the Punta … Find out how to read more online.
Excitement is in the air
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
There’s a fresh breeze blowing in Punta Gorda — and it’s not named Irma. It’s the Florida International Air Show, and it features a brand-new jet act, a new layout, … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Later Life’
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
For the second production of its 31st season, the Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “Later Life,” written by A.R. Gurney. This comedy/drama, directed by Jenni Elliott, will open on Wednesday, … Find out how to read more online.
Read their lips: It’s Lip Sync Showdown 3
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Imagine, if you will, contestants scratching and clawing their way through a competition that requires nothing more of them than to dress up and mouth song lyrics. Turns out, it’s … Find out how to read more online.
Angie & Gary in 50 Years of Jukebox Memories & Radio Hits
Wed  Oct 11 2017 08:30AM
On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., SunEvents.com presents Angie & Gary in 50 Years of Jukebox Memories & Radio Hits at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron … Find out how to read more online.
It’s Oktoberfest time
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Just when you thought Hurricane Irma would haunt our thoughts into Halloween, along comes Oktoberfest to help you forget all about the preparation beforehand and the cleanup afterward. Instead of … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
Irma is no match for the six strong-voiced women who will kick off Venice Theatre’s 2017-2018 Stage II season with “Beehive: The 60s’ Musical.” This rollicking overview of a decade … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Big Band opens season with a fun afternoon of music
Wed  Oct 4 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Big Band will devote the 2017-2018 season to some of the best bandleaders and composers of big band jazz music with this season’s series of “Swingin’ on … Find out how to read more online.


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