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Upcoming Events in Fort Myers Florida


January

12FL0806010e009 - Fort Myers CALUSA 5K BUG Run and 1 mile Trail Walk - This 5K Race begins at 7:30 AM and travels along the trails at the Calusa Nature Center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz and will be timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology. All proceeds benefit the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor Kiwanis BUG (Bring UP Grades) program, designed to provide recognition to local elementary students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. The group currently has BUG programs in operation at Orangewood, Colonial and Littleton Elementary schools and are actively seeking more schools to participate. Register online.

Address: The Calusa Nature Center - 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33905 , Fort Myers, Florida
Ph: 239-822-1364 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pr@metro-mcgregor.com
Web: www.fortmyerstrackclub.com
Fee: Adult $25.00 Youth $15.00 - Walk $10

12 - 3 Edison Festival of Light - Named One of the Southeast Top 20 Events. The Annual Edison Festival of Light celebrates world famous inventor and Fort Myers Winter Resident Thomas Alva Edison. Join us for three weeks of special celebration including the Southeast's largest Lighted Parade, the Light Up the Town Concert Series, Artisan Shows, Fireworks and Stadium Show, Junior Parade and Southwest Florida's largest Science Fair.

Handicap Accessibility

Ph: 239-334-2999 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.edisonfestival.org
Fee: Free

19 Calusa 5K Bug Chase - Registration begins at 6:30am - Race time is 7:30 AM. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Along the trails at the nature center and a portion of the asphalt bike path on Ortiz and will be timed with Chrono Track Bib Tag Technology

ENTRY FEES: Adult Pre-registration up to Jan. 17th $20.00 - Youth discount 17 and under $10.00
Jan. 18th - 24th Adult $25.00 Youth $15.00
Race day: Adult $35.00 Youth $25.00 1 mile Bug Crawl, Walk $10.00

REGISTRATION: Register Online at http://ftmyerstrackclub.com/
Packet pick up Day of Race 6AM-7:15AM

T-SHIRT: A commemorative Long Sleeve T-shirt to all registered participants.

REFRESHMENTS: A variety of food and drink will be available for participants.

OVERALL & AGE GROUP AWARDS 5K RUN: Top Male and Female Overall Winners. All Awards will be based on Gun Time. Top Male and Female Masters Winners (40 & over) Top Male and Female Grand Master Winners (50 & over) Top Male and Female Senior Grand Masters (60 & over)

Address: The Calusa Nature Center 3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33905 , Fort Myers, Florida
Ph: 239-332-4440 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: pr@pmcsplus.com
Web: ftmyerstrackclub.com
Fee: Adult Pre-registration up to Jan. 17th $20.00 - Youth discount 17 and under $10.00 Jan. 18th - 24th Adult $25.00 Youth $15.00 Race day: Adult $35.0

June

28 - 27 Ecotour Operators Series - A monthly program highlighting current information. The second Tuesday of each month a different topic.

Handicap Accessibility

Ph: 239-432-2163 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.seeswfla.org

July

4 Mangrove Gathering Eco Cafe - For people who care about the earth ... a place to socialize. With live music, coffee-tea-juice bar, and all of the current information on SW Florida environmental happenings.

Ph: 239-432-2163 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.leeparks.org
Fee: Fee

12 - 14 An Evening Of One Acts - We are pleased to announce our upcoming 'An Evening of One Acts Showcase' at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers Florida. The showcase will run 3 plays from July 24- July 26, 2009.

Global Bipolar Warning - Written by Kyle Spearman
Directed by Willian Zolnowski
Written by Esta Fischer
Directed by Willian Zolnowski
Clarita, a professional business consultant, stops by an outside café in NYC. There she intrudes on a man named Manny. Each menu has a story of a key point in time which had an impact in her life.

Eddie, who suffers from bipolar disorder, and Ramona, an evironmentalist, visit the South Pole to see the ice caps before global warming destroys them. Ramona is concerned about Eddie's medication because he is exhibiting strange behavior. Eddie attempts to give the earth one of his pills to make it feel better but he can't find the pills. He panics. Ramona assures him they can call the doctor and have more pills sent. Eddie then confesses he didn't take his medication that morning. He removes some of this clothing and says he wants to get naked ad play wth the polar bears in the snow. Ramona persuades him to get dressed and return to the hotel. Eddie says he will start a movement: Bipolars to Save the Earth.

Oh The Lies We've Told - Written by Louis Johnson
Directed By David Orozco

It's Inaugaration Day and the President-Elect, due to the "LIES" that he's told to get the job, has suddenly decided that he no longer wants it. But will the elegant New First Lady allow him to back out of his duty to his country? Who will wear the shimmering new Vera Wang ball gown that she designed especially for the Occasion? Will Vera take it back if The New First Lady has to return it? Who knows?

Menu Driven - Written by Kyle Spearman
Directed by Willian Zolnowski

Clarita, a professional business consultant, stops by an outside café in NYC. There she intrudes on a man named Manny. Each menu has a story of a key point in time which had an impact in her life.

Address: Fort Myers Foulds Theater, 10091 McGregor Boulevard , Fort Myers, Florida
Ph: 239-770-5342 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: TBA
Email: TBA
Web: www.thespianproduction.com/currentshow.htm
Fee: $18 (at the door)

October

16 ECHO Workshop: Winter-Proof Your Landscape - Understanding freezes in Southwest Florida and strategies for protecting your yard.

Handicap Accessibility

Ph: 239-543-3246 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.echonet.org

18 ECHO Workshop: Discover Bamboo - Explore the amazing diversity of this unique plant, and learn how it can enhance your landscape.

Handicap Accessibility

Ph: 239-543-3246 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.echonet.org

21 Super Saturday - Visit the ECHO nursery for mini-workshops and tropical plant sale.

Handicap Accessibility

Ph: 239-543-3246 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.echonet.org

11 - 20 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival - The festival that celebrates Southwest Florida's 100 mile marked paddling trail is set to again showcase the Great Calusa Blueway.

This year's Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival will comprise a countywide series of events. Festival goers and paddlers will be able to find and participate in a variety of activities across the trail, which meanders from its southern tip at Bonita Springs to its northern-most points around Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor.

Stay tuned for details on events such as:

* Kayak fishing tournaments will take place both Nov 3rd and 4th in Matlacha
* Canoe/kayak races:
o Midpoint Paddle Sprint in North Fort Myers on Oct 27th
o Paddle of the Pass in Matlacha on Nov 4th
* Paddling demonstrations
* Guided tours
* Family activities
* Monofilament-kayak cleanup on Oct 28
* National Estuaries Days events
* Dragon Boat activities
* Phase 3 Kick Off - up the Caloosahatchee and its tributaries
* Area Events
* and much more ...

Handicap Accessibility

Ph: 239-433-3855 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bclayton@leegov.com
Web: www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 5

Fort Myers, FL Golf Courses

Forest Country Club, The -Bobcat

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

Fort Myers, FL Golf Courses

Deltura Country Club -North/West

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2

Fort Myers, FL Golf Courses

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2

Fort Myers, FL Golf Courses

Gateway Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2

Fort Myers, FL Golf Courses

Things to do near Fort Myers, FL

Palm-Aire Country Club -Champions

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Bonita Springs Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Glades Country Club -Palmetto

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Riverwood Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...