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SAY OM … On­go­ing Yoga, Sani­bel Is­land

Grab your yoga mat. It’s time to dis­cover the stretches, pos­tures and breath­ing tech­niques that can change your life— or at least make you feel bet­ter about your­self. With reg­u­lar prac­tice, yoga can re­unite the body and mind and help par­tic­i­pants find peace, strength, en­ergy re­ju­ve­na­tion and more. Weekly classes with Dr. Su­san Pataky are held at the Sani­bel Com­mu­nity House. All lev­els, from be­gin­ner to ex­pe­ri­enced, are wel­come. sani­bel­com­mu­ni­ty­house.net

GROW YOUR OWN FOOD Sept. 8 Gar­den Talk, Fort My­ers

Ed­i­ble gar­den­ing is the topic for Septem­ber’s Gar­den Talk at the Edi­son & Ford Win­ter Es­tates in Fort My­ers. If you ever thought of grow­ing herbs, veg­eta­bles or fruit in your yard, or per­haps in pa­tio con­tain­ers if you’re an apart­ment dweller, this class can show you how. Learn which plants are best for your type of gar­den and have some fun dis­cov­er­ing that you re­ally do have a green thumb. edis­on­ford­win­ter­estates.org

AN EN­CHANTED EVENING Sept. 21-23 Dis­ney on Ice, Es­tero

The magic never ends. This time Dis­ney sprin­kles pixie dust over the Ger­main Arena in the form of a daz­zling iceskat­ing show filled with high-fly­ing ac­ro­bats. Take the fam­ily to see Mickey’s Search Party and fol­low Cap­tain Hook’s trea­sure map into fan­tasy worlds where Tinker Bell hides. Along the way the au­di­ence is treated to ap­pear­ances by Dis­ney princesses, in­clud­ing Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Elsa from Frozen, and Moana from the epony­mous film. dis­ney­on­ice.com

SONGS WORTH SINGING Sept. 21-30 Is­land Hop­per Song­writer Fest, Cap­tiva & Fort My­ers

You’ve been lis­ten­ing and singing along to coun­try songs for years, but do you know who wrote them? Dis­cover the tal­ented Earl Bud Lee, the force be­hind Garth Brooks’ megahit “Friends in Low Places” and Dy­lan Alt­man, who wrote “Bare­foot Blue Jean Night” for Florida’s na­tive

son Jake Owen. These sea­soned song­writ­ers along with fresh new tal­ent take to the stage dur­ing the fifth an­nual Is­land Hop­per Song­writer Fest. More than 100 live per­for­mances are sched­uled, and 70 song­writ­ers are ex­pected. The event kicks off on Cap­tiva Is­land (Sept. 21-23), then moves to his­toric down­town Fort My­ers (Sept. 2427), and wraps up on Fort My­ers Beach (Sept. 28-30). is­land­hop­per­fest.com LOV­ING THE BLUES

Sept. 22 Al­bert Castiglia Band, Bonita Spring

This New York-born, Florida-based blues gui­tarist, singer and band­leader brings his show to the Cen­ters for the Arts Bonita Springs. Known for a pow­er­ful elec­tri­fied sound, the Al­bert Castiglia Band com­bines hard­core blues with soul, rock and coun­try fla­vors for a sound that ap­peals to both rock­ers and blues purists. Mu­sic lovers look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent will surely en­joy Castiglia’s mu­sic. art­cen­ter­bonita.org HIGH KICKIN’ MU­SI­CAL Oct. 4-Nov. 17 42nd Street, Fort My­ers De­but­ing on Broad­way in 1980, the mu­si­cal 42nd Street had a re­vival in 2001 and is still go­ing strong. The cast at Fort My­ers’ Broad­way Palm din­ner theater presents the award-win­ning show, along with all its catchy tunes such as “We’re in the Money” and “I Only Have Eyes for You.” When small-town girl Peggy Sawyer ar­rives in New York City and scores a part as a cho­rus girl in a Broad­way pro­duc­tion, her ca­reer and love life take a wild turn with the role of lead­ing lady loom­ing in her fu­ture. broad­way­palm.com

BASE­BALL MEETS BROAD­WAY

Oct. 5 An Evening with Pete Rose Live!, Fort My­ers One of Ma­jor League Base­ball’s iconic stars, Pete Rose makes his theater de­but at the Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall in Fort My­ers. An Evening with Pete Rose Live! cap­tures the golden years of Amer­ica’s pas­time as the former base­ball player and man­ager shares sto­ries from his il­lus­tri­ous sports ca­reer in a sur­pris­ingly Broad­way style. Sto­ry­telling is en­hanced with hi-tech mul­ti­me­dia vi­su­als as “Char­lie Hus­tle” (Rose’s nick­name) takes you in­side the game of base­ball, with all the trap­pings of a World Series game in­clud­ing the singing of the Star-Span­gled Ban­ner, the en­er­gy­pump­ing in­tro­duc­tions and the anx­iously awaited first pitch. bb­man­npah.com

CRE­ATIVE BUT CREEPY Oct. 5-25 Dark Art, Fort My­ers

A pre­lude to Halloween, the “Syzygy Dark Art” ex­hi­bi­tion, an ar­ray of the ghoul­ish and macabre, sends spine-chill­ing vibes through the Syd­ney & Berne Davis Art Cen­ter. On dis­play are paint­ings, sculp­tures, pho­tog­ra­phy and mixed me­dia pro­jects by South­west Florida artists that ex­plore the darker side of life. The open­ing re­cep­tion takes place Oct. 5 dur­ing down­town Fort My­ers monthly Art Walk. Body paint­ing and bur­lesque per­for­mances add to the evening’s fun—and dress­ing in cos­tume is en­cour­aged. sbdac.com

PUMP­KINS & SCARE­CROWS Oct. 12-30 Lakes Regional Park Fall Fes­ti­val, Fort My­ers

Cel­e­brate the sea­son with tra­di­tional au­tumn fan­fare. Lakes Regional Park turns into a pump­kin patch, where you can find the per­fect pump­kin to take home and carve into a jack-o’-lantern. Thanks to a scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion, the grounds are dot­ted with spooky creations in all sizes and artis­tic styles. Young­sters can ride the Halloween Ex­press, a train dec­o­rated for the hol­i­day, and the whole fam­ily can en­joy a hayride at the Fort My­ers park. lee­gov.com

SHOW­TIME AT THE CASINO Oct. 13 Wynonna & the Big Noise Band, Immokalee

Be­tween trips to the slot ma­chines, you can catch a live con­cert at the Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel in Immokalee. Oc­to­ber’s lineup in­cludes Wynonna & the Big Noise Band. The fe­male vo­cal­ist started her ca­reer with her mother, form­ing the coun­try duo The Judds. Since her de­but 34 years ago, Wynonna and her mu­sic style have evolved to en­com­pass coun­try, Amer­i­cana, blues, soul and rock. See her per­form with her hus­band, drum­mer Cac­tus Moser. semi­noleimmokaleecasino.com

BUY ME A BOAT Oct. 13-14 Naples Boat Show Down­town

Head to the Naples City Dock to view one of the big­gest dis­plays of boats. Whether you’re a sea­soned cap­tain look­ing to up­grade or a wannabe sailor dream­ing of your first power­boat, this show is an op­por­tu­nity to jump aboard wa­ter­craft and talk with ex­perts from the boat­ing world. The ves­sels range in length from 9 feet to 65 feet, from en­try-level fam­ily cruis­ers to mil­lion-dol­lar yachts and high-tech fish­ing ves­sels. Boat­ing ac­ces­sories, gear and gad­gets are also on dis­play. mari­ne­source.com

HOCKEY IS BACK! Oct. 19-20, 24, 26-27 Florida Everblades Games, Es­tero

The Florida Everblades kick off their home games for the 2018-2019 hockey sea­son on Oct. 19 and 20 against the Nor­folk Ad­mi­rals. You don’t have to be a diehard hockey fan to en­joy a rous­ing game of non­stop ac­tion played at su­per speeds in Es­tero’s Ger­main Arena. On Oct. 24, 26 and 27, the Or­lando So­lar Bears cut up the ice when they come to town and chal­lenge the Everblades to some friendly statewide ri­valry. flori­dae­verblades.com THE SIL­VER SCREEN

Oct. 25-28 Naples In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val

Cel­e­brate the art of film dur­ing the Naples In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val, pre­sented by the vis­ual and per­form­ing arts cen­ter Ar­tis-Naples. With more than 60 nar­ra­tive, doc­u­men­tary and short films on the list, movie buffs can have their pick. Both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion films are shown at the Sil­verspot Cin­ema. Plan to at­tend an af­ter-party where you can meet the film­mak­ers, ex­change ideas and con­nect with other movie en­thu­si­asts. The open­ing night film

Wynonna & the Big Noise Band per­form at the Semi­nole Casino Ho­tel in Immokalee on Oct. 13.

Song­writ­ers who wrote hits for Garth Brooks, Kenny Ch­es­ney and other coun­try artists per­form at the Is­land Hop­per Song­writer Fest, Sept. 21-30.

Princess Elsa from the movie Frozen ap­pears in Dis­ney on Ice’s new­est show, Mickey’s Search Party, at the Ger­main Arena, Sept. 21-23.

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