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Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival is this weekend
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Shark’s teeth are more than just shiny, sharp objects from a gigantic fish. They are fossils from up to 400 million years ago, which is approximately how long sharks have … Find out how to read more online.
Chorale to give shape to water
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
Appropriately enough, Bill Dederer was at the beach when he took a moment to talk about the Charlotte Chorale’s final concert of the season, the “Wonder of Water.” What better … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River Revival featuring Devon Allman and Duane Betts
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
Devon Allman and Duane Betts were kids the last time they toured together. Their fathers were the stars of the show. Now it’s time for the sons of music royalty … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Yesterday and Today’
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
On Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte County Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Miller, will present their last concert of the season, “Yesterday and Today,” in … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate Luna’s 5th birthday
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
The Peace River Wildlife Center will host a party to celebrate Luna’s 5th birthday and PRWC’s new brand on Saturday, April 7.The festivities will take place at the PRWC (3400 … Find out how to read more online.
North Charlotte Regional Park Easter Egg Hunt
Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:30AM
Depending on whom you’re speaking to, Easter Egg hunts are derived from either Christian or Pagan traditions in the 13th century. To a child living in the 21st century, though, … Find out how to read more online.
Food trucks invade Punta Gorda
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
It was back in January, and the folks at Destination Powersports were trying to figure out what to do for customer appreciation day. Destination Powersports sells new and used motorcycles, … Find out how to read more online.
A little Irish, a little bluegrass equals lots of St. Patrick’s celebration
Wed  Mar 14 2018 08:30AM
The secret is out at Fishermen’s Village. All this time, people though it was a shopping and eating destination in Punta Gorda. And that it still is. But on March … Find out how to read more online.
Raising and releasing butterflies
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
Besides being beautiful creatures, when butterflies are present, that is an indicator of a healthy eco-system. According to a butterfly conservation website, areas rich in butterflies and moths are also … Find out how to read more online.
2018 Peace River National Art Festival
Wed  Mar 14 2018 08:30AM
The Peace River National Art Festival will be Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St. downtown Punta Gorda. The festival is hosted … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
Shark’s teeth are more than just shiny, sharp objects from a gigantic fish. They are fossils from up to 400 million years ago, which is approximately how long sharks have … Find out how to read more online.
Tree Fair to feature trees and fairies
Wed  Apr 18 2018 08:30AM
“Tree Fair 2018” sponsored by People for Trees, Inc. will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Port Community Education Center, 4940 … Find out how to read more online.
Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo live in Port Charlotte
Wed  Apr 11 2018 08:30AM
Comedian, actor, and impressionist Frank Caliendo has been making people laugh his entire life. For one night only, Friday, April 13, he will be making people laugh at Visani in … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy an Evening Under the Stars
Wed  Apr 4 2018 08:30AM
The State College of Florida Foundation is hosting a fun-filled evening under the spring sky, featuring the SCF Big Band, The Venice Symphony and fabulous fireworks in honor of the … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:30AM
Venice Theatre’s Stage II Series presents one of Shakespeare’s most popular and widely produced comedies, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through Sunday April 8. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was written in … Find out how to read more online.
Easter happenings
Wed  Mar 28 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT Flashlight egg hunt On Friday, March 30, the City of North Port will host a Flashlight Egg Hunt for families with children ages 6 to 11. The children … Find out how to read more online.
World’s youngest professional magician and ‘America’s Got Talent’ semi-finalist Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister, Brooklyn Nicole Rockett live
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present the world’s youngest professional magician and former “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist, Kadan Bart Rockett and his sister, Brooklyn Nicole Rockett, … Find out how to read more online.
A film festival for both sides of the camera
Wed  Mar 21 2018 08:30AM
Ryan Sharp wants the inaugural Perennial Film Festival to be a takeaway event. The Port Charlotte resident wants the audience to come away entertained and informed. He wants the filmmakers … Find out how to read more online.
The 2nd Annual Orange Blossom Festival
Thu  Mar 15 2018 08:45PM
This is the time of year when fragrant orange blossoms’ scent fills the air here in Southwest Florida. From the trees in our backyards to the groves out in the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Concert Band presents ‘Broadway Curtain Time’
Wed  Mar 14 2018 08:30AM
On Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m., the Charlotte County Concert Band, under the direction of Bob Miller, will present their concert entitled “Broadway Curtain Time,” at the Charlotte Performing … Find out how to read more online.


Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers in concert
Wed  Mar 7 2018 08:30AM
The Venice Institute for Performing Arts is pleased to present Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers at the Venice Performing Arts Center, 1 Indian Ave. Venice, on Saturday, March 10, … Find out how to read more online.
Country music legend T.G. Sheppard in concert
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:30AM
With 21 number one hits under his belt, earned throughout a long and storied career, it would be easy for country music artist T.G. Sheppard to just sit in his … Find out how to read more online.
Wine & Jazz Festival offering private dinner
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
It will all come down to chemistry. Whether Punta Gorda favorite Mindi Abair plays her saxophone on the stage at the 13th annual Wine & Jazz Festival will depend. Abair, … Find out how to read more online.
Family fun at the San Pedro Community Festival
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:30AM
On March 2, 3, and 4 North Port's San Pedro Catholic Church will be hosting their 4th Annual Community Festival, a family-friendly event that will feature pre-festival discounted “all you … Find out how to read more online.
Festival to serve up fun, build bridges
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
The Rev. Mojmir Zalcik, pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte, has a clear idea of how this year’s Greek Festival will serve the greater community. “Father … Find out how to read more online.
Sails up on Western Hemisphere Championship
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
In the end, the trophies will be distinct from one another, as will the rankings. But otherwise, the playing field in this case, Charlotte Harbor, will be level for the … Find out how to read more online.
Suds and sounds coming to Punta Gorda
Wed  Feb 7 2018 08:30AM
It’s all about the horns. That section — usually trumpets, saxophones and trombones – defines a style of music we know as funk. “It’s set off by the sound of … Find out how to read more online.
Andrews Sisters tribute swings into town
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
“The Sounds of Harry James and the Andrews Sisters” bring their popular tribute show to Venice Theatre’s MainStage for two shows only on Monday, Feb. 5. The matinee performance is … Find out how to read more online.
Beyond Ourselves Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
Linda Mitchell’s motivation is simple: “I love kids.” That’s why she signed up to serve as publicity chairwoman for the Beyond Ourselves Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour. … Find out how to read more online.
‘A Tribute to Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears’ by The Orlando Transit Authority
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
Chicago is a rock- infused, horn-driven musical powerhouse that has inspired generations of professional musicians over the last 40 years. Some of the very best of those musicians found their … Find out how to read more online.
Family fun at the San Pedro Community Festival
Wed  Mar 7 2018 08:30AM
On March 2, 3, and 4 North Port's San Pedro Catholic Church will be hosting its fourth Annual Community Festival, a family-friendly event that will feature pre-festival discounted “all you … Find out how to read more online.
Country legend John Conlee to perform in Punta Gorda
Wed  Mar 7 2018 08:30AM
Country legend John Conlee (Mr. Rose Colored Glasses), a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, will be performing on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. at the … Find out how to read more online.
Southern twist added to Funk Fest
Wed  Feb 28 2018 08:30AM
Matt Nemec was talking about Funk Fest 9 and how different it was going to be from the first eight. It wasn’t that it was going to be a two-day … Find out how to read more online.
Take the whole family on a Road-E-O trip this weekend
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
Most people had at least a little bit of fascination with big trucks and heavy machinery when they were children, and for some of them, that interest was never outgrown. … Find out how to read more online.
Restless Heart to set beat at Downtown Hoedown
Wed  Feb 14 2018 08:30AM
Restless Heart, a country vocal group with a history of hits and on a historic tour, will be making a stop at Downtown Hoedown, scheduled from 3 p.m. to 11 … Find out how to read more online.
‘The Toxic Avenger’
Wed  Feb 7 2018 08:30AM
Venice Theatre is delighted to bring back one of its most popular musicals from last season: “The Toxic Avenger.” Get your tickets early as many performances have sold out. In … Find out how to read more online.
King Arthur leads his Knights on a quest for the Holy Grail in ‘Spamalot’
Wed  Feb 7 2018 08:30AM
“Tonight is the night when all my knights … unite,” declares King Arthur in the Charlotte Players version of the hysterical “Spamalot,” the Tony Award-winning musical comedy opening at the … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Fair opens Friday
Wed  Jan 24 2018 08:30AM
There will be an eye-catching twist to the Charlotte County Fair, set for its 29th running from Jan. 26 to Feb. 4 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. For the first … Find out how to read more online.
Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac
Wed  Jan 31 2018 08:30AM
North America’s ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., … Find out how to read more online.
The Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge & Beer Festival
Wed  Jan 24 2018 08:30AM
Chili lovers rejoice! It’s time once again for the Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge & Beer Festival. The seventh annual event on Saturday, Jan. 27, will pit 15 or so of … Find out how to read more online.


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