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Sani­bel Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion Open House

(ten­ta­tively Feb. 12) Sani­bel Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion hosts an open house to cel­e­brate the newly re­stored build­ing, com­plete with en­ter­tain­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties and fun. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Sweet­heart Ex­press

(Feb. 10-14, 6:30pm) A strolling vi­o­lin­ist com­pletes a ro­man­tic evening aboard the Mur­der Mys­tery Din­ner Train. Semi­nole Gulf Rail­way, 2805 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-275-8487, semgulf.com

Sani­bel Shell Crafters

(Mon­days, 10am) Mon­days all year from 10am-3pm to watch this day of craft­ing, or at­tend a class that be­gins promptly. Lessons are free but you pay for sup­plies. Space is lim­ited even in the off sea­son. Adults are en­cour­aged, chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult if they will be craft­ing. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Open Mic Night at The French Press

(Wed­nes­days, 6:30pm) Grab your in­stru­ment, warm up your voice, gather your friends on Wed­nes­days from 6:30- 9:30pm for Open Mic Night. The French Press, 5789 Cape Har­bour Drive, No. 101, Cape Coral. 239-542-0212, the­french­pressfl.com

Im­prov Cafe

(Jan. 7 and Feb. 4, 4pm) First Satur­days youth groups per­form short- and long-form im­prov that in­cludes sug­ges­tions by the au­di­ence. Be in­volved, whether set­ting a scene with sug­ges­tions or as a player. Moe Au­di­to­rium, Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989, art­cen­ter­bonita.org

Cape Coral Fes­ti­val of the Arts

(Jan. 14 and 15, 10am-5pm) Hosted by the Ro­tary Club of Cape Coral, more than 300 artists present paintings, sculp­tures, jew­elry, pho­tog­ra­phy and more. Food ven­dors, a rock-climb­ing wall and other kid ac­tiv­i­ties. Cape Coral Park­way be­tween Vin­cennes and Del Prado, Cape Coral. 239-699-7942, capec­o­ralfes­ti­val.com

Fam­ily Movie Night: Alvin and the Chip­munks, The Road Chip

(Jan. 20, 6:30pm) Through a se­ries of mis­un­der­stand­ings, Alvin, Si­mon and Theodore come to be­lieve that Dave is go­ing to pro­pose to his new girl­friend in Miami … and dump them. Starts at dusk, sug­gested $5 fam­ily do­na­tion. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-9392787, artin­lee.org

The 26th an­nual Tour De Cape

(Jan. 21-22, 8am.), Four cy­cling cour­ses, a 5K run and a “mini-tour” that the whole fam­ily can en­joy. Still time to reg­is­ter, par­tic­i­pants can pick up pack­ets, maps and T-shirts on Jan. 20, be­tween 5-8pm, 5848 Cape Har­bour Drive, Cape Coral. 239-573-3128, tour­de­cape.net

Mus­cle Car City’s Monthly Car and Bike Show

(Jan. 21 and Feb. 18, 9am) Third Satur­days from 9am-1pm. Tom’s Trav­el­ing Tunes, trivia and door prizes. Tro­phies, free to reg­is­trants and spec­ta­tors. Serv­ing break­fast and lunch from 8am-4pm. Mus­cle Car City, 3811 Tami­ami Trail, Punta Gorda. 941-5755959, mus­cle­carcity.net

The Sani­bel Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion Fine Art and Craft Fes­ti­val

(Jan. 21-22, 9am4pm) Artists, gourmet food booths and live en­ter­tain­ment. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the SCA and the Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, which was Sani­bel Is­land’s first non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion and is rec­og­nized as “The Gath­er­ing Place” on the is­land. 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239-472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Cape Bike Night

(Feb. 11, 5pm) Mo­tor­cy­cle en­thu­si­asts gather for great food and the best in live mu­sic. Slow Bike Race to win a $100 Har­ley-David­son gift card. Regis­tra­tion is at 5:30pm, the race at 7:30pm. 239-573-3128, ccbikenight.com

Fam­ily Movie Night: Ice Age, Col­li­sion Course

(Feb. 17, 7pm) Manny the mam­moth starts to worry when his daugh­ter, Peaches, an­nounces her en­gage­ment. Still un­lucky in love, Sid the sloth vol­un­teers to plan the cou­ple’s wedding. Starts at dusk, sug­gested $5 fam­ily do­na­tion. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

An­nual Sani­bel-Cap­tiva Ro­tary Club Arts & Crafts Show

(Feb. 18, 10am-5pm; Feb. 19, 9am-4pm) A hun­dred ju­ried artists and crafts­men, food and in­trigu­ing dis­plays from the com­mu­nity and from the many char­ity projects sup­ported by the Ro­tary Club. Pro­ceeds meet com­mu­nity needs, fund lo­cal schol­ar­ships and are used for hu­man ser­vice needs. Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House, 2173 Peri­win­kle Way, Sani­bel. 239472-2155, sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

Cape Coral Parks and Recre­ation Movie in the Park

(Feb. 18, 7:30pm) On a gi­ant in­flat­able screen, starts at dusk. Jim Jef­fers Park, 2817 SW 3rd Lane, Cape Coral. 239-573-3128, capeparks.com

Blue­grass in the The­atre

(Jan. 8, 2pm) Three hours of great live mu­sic by bands from South­west Florida and be­yond. Pre­sented in part­ner­ship with palm­grass. org, the Acous­tic Mu­sic So­ci­ety of SWFL. Doors open at 1pm. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Scream­ing Or­phans, pre­sented by the Ro­tary Club of Fort My­ers

(Jan. 14, 6pm) A Celtic band com­bin­ing orig­i­nal

melodic old-school pop songs with a mod­ern twist on tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic. Joan, An­gela, Gràinne and Marie Thérèse Diver are sis­ters, Ir­ish-born and in­cred­i­ble mu­si­cians. In­cludes Pop the Cork Wine Game and a 50/50 draw­ing. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Chris Mac­Don­ald’s Mem­o­ries of Elvis Rockin’ Birth­day Bash

(Jan. 19, 7:30pm) Full pro­duc­tion trib­ute that shares, through high­lights of Pres­ley’s iconic ca­reer, the in­cred­i­ble story of the shy and hum­ble coun­try boy who be­came the “king of rock ’n’ roll.” Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk

(Jan. 20 and Feb. 17, 7pm) Third Fri­days, more than a dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing venues fea­ture mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. 855732-3836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com

Pink Mar­tini at Bar­bara B. Mann

(Jan. 20, 8pm) Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from mu­sic from clas­si­cal, jazz and old-fash­ioned pop, and hop­ing to ap­peal to con­ser­va­tives and lib­er­als alike, Thomas Lauderdale founded the “lit­tle orches­tra” Pink Mar­tini in 1994. It pro­vides “more beau­ti­ful and in­clu­sive mu­si­cal sound­tracks” for po­lit­i­cal fundrais­ers aid­ing causes such as civil rights, af­ford­able hous­ing, the en­vi­ron­ment, li­braries, pub­lic broad­cast­ing, ed­u­ca­tion and parks. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Park­way, Fort My­ers. 239481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Mas­ter­works 2: Cel­lobra­tion, with Zuill Bai­ley

(Jan. 21, 8pm) Zuill Bai­ley, con­sid­ered one of the premier cel­lists, is a distin­guished soloist, recital­ist, artis­tic di­rec­tor and teacher. Bai­ley will per­form Ed­ward El­gar’s “Cello Con­certo,” ac­com­pa­nied by the South­west Florida

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