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Fall and Hal­loween Fes­ti­val (Oct. 1431, 10am) Ride the Hal­loween Ex­press train ride through the vil­lages, visit Lee County’s largest pump­kin patch or hop on a hayride. Fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties, games and food. The Hal­loween Ex­press train ride, pump­kin patch, ac­tiv­i­ties and games, bounce houses, hayrides and face paint­ing are avail­able from 10am2pm and 6-9pm Mon­day through Fri­day, and 10am-9pm Satur­day and Sun­day. 239-533-7575, leeparks.org

Artists @ Work Series: Paint­ing with

Terry Lynn Spry (Sept. 17, 1-3pm) Third Satur­days in the Women's Macy’s Court near Claire’s, palm-frond art, paint­ing, mixed me­dia and per­for­mance art. All ages, free. Edi­son Mall, 4125 Cleve­land Ave., Fort My­ers. shope­dis­on­mall.com Artists @ Work Series: Palm Frond

Weav­ing with Shawn Hol­i­day (Oct. 15, 1-3pm) Third Satur­days in the Women’s Macy’s Court near Claire’s, palm-frond art, paint­ing, mixed me­dia and per­for­mance art. Edi­son Mall, 4125 Cleve­land Ave., Fort My­ers. shope­dis­on­mall.com

Blue­grass in the The­atre (Sept. 11 and Oct. 9, 1pm) Foulds The­atre, South­west Florida bands, in part­ner­ship with Palm­grass.org, the Acous­tic Mu­sic So­ci­ety of SWFL. Seat­ing is first-come.

Doors open at 1pm. Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Fort My­ers Mu­sic Walk (Sept. 16 and Oct. 21, 7 pm) River Dis­trict, third Fri­days. More than a dozen venues fea­tur­ing live mu­sic by lo­cal and re­gional tal­ent. 855732-3836, fort­my­ersmu­sicwalk.com En­chant­ing Vi­o­lin Fac­ulty & Guest

Artist Series Con­cert (Sept. 22, 7:30pm) Vi­o­lin se­lec­tions from Florida Gulf Coast Univer­sity fac­ulty and a guest artist, in the U. Tobe Recital Hall, FGCU Mu­sic Build­ing, 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort My­ers. 239-590-1000, fgcu.edu/cas/bsma

The Ul­ti­mate Doo-Wop Show (Oct. 8, 8pm) The re­cent record-break­ing PBS-TV mu­sic spe­cials “50 Years of Doo-Wop” were so well re­ceived that they cre­ated a new show­case and new au­di­ences for vet­eran doo-wop artists. The Vogues fea­tur­ing Bill Bur­kette ( You’re the One, Five O’clock World, Magic Town), The

Marcels ( Blue Moon, Heartaches), The Cook­ies ( Chains, Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad

About My Baby), The Shades of Blue ( Oh How Happy), The Casi­nos ( Then You Can Tell Me Good­bye) and Rockin’ Robin’s Rhythm Kings ( Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, Har­lem

Noc­turne). Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort My­ers. 239-481-4849, bb­man­npah.com

Ja­son Is­bell (Oct. 18, 7:30pm) Ja­son Is­bell with his band The 400 Unit per­forms songs from his Gram­my­win­ning Some­thing More Than Free. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Yesterdays: The Rockin’ 50s and the Groovin’ 60s (Sept. 8-Oct. 8, Wed­nes­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) Songs from the rockin’ 1950s and the groovin’

1960s in­clude Blue Suede Shoes, My Girl, Danc­ing in the Streets, At the Hop, It’s My Party, Blue Moon, Stop! In the Name of

Love and more. Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­atre, 1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-278-4422, broad­way­palm.com

Cirque Du Soleil OVO (Sept. 28-Oct. 2, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able)

OVO is a head­long rush into a col­or­ful ecosys­tem teem­ing with life, where in­sects work, eat, crawl, flut­ter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of en­ergy and move­ment. OVO is over­flow­ing with con­trasts. Ger­main Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Es­tero. 239-948-7825, ger­mainarena.com

Ron White at Bar­bara B. Mann (Sept. 29, 8pm) Co­me­dian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smok­ing, scotch-drink­ing fun­ny­man from the Blue Col­lar Com­edy Tour phe­nom­e­non. But now as a chart-top­ping Gram­mynom­i­nated co­me­dian and a fea­ture film ac­tor, White has es­tab­lished him­self as a star in his own right. Ma­ture au­di­ences. Bar­bara B. Mann Per­form­ing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort My­ers. 239-4814849, bb­man­npah.com

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End (Oct. 4-Nov. 6, Tues­days-Sun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) From Al­li­son and Mar­garet En­gel, the writ­ers of the smash hit Red Hot Pa­triot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, comes a comic look at one of our coun­try’s most beloved voices, who cap­tured the frus­tra­tions of her gen­er­a­tion by ask­ing, “If life is a bowl of cher­ries, what am I do­ing in the pits?” ArtS­tage Stu­dio The­atre, Florida Rep, 2268 Bay St., Fort My­ers. 239-332-4488, flori­darep.org

The Nerd (Oct. 6-Nov. 12, Tues­daysSun­days, evening and mati­nee shows avail­able) The hi­lar­i­ous com­edy about Wil­lum, a young ar­chi­tect who gets a sur­prise visit from Rick, a fel­low-ex-GI he’s never met, but who saved his life in Viet­nam. Rick turns out to be a hope­less “nerd,” a bum­bling oaf with no so­cial sense, lit­tle in­tel­li­gence and even less tact. The de­light of the visit fades when Rick over­stays his wel­come and his con­tin­ued pres­ence among Wil­lum and his friends leads to one up­roar­i­ous in­ci­dent af­ter an­other. Broad­way Palm Din­ner The­atre,

1380 Colo­nial Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-2784422, broad­way­palm.com Habi­tats: Al­liance Mem­bers Ex­hibit (Sept. 1-3, 5pm) Lo­cal artists dis­play orig­i­nal works based on the theme “Habi­tats.” Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Carl E. Schwartz Ex­hibit (Sept. 9-30) Carl E. Schwartz is a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized painter and print­maker, with ma­jor place­ments such as The Smithsonian In­sti­tu­tion and the Li­brary of Congress in Washington, D.C. His works are on dis­play in more than 25 col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, in­clud­ing Har­vard, Ball State, Loy­ola, Michi­gan State, Ne­vada, Min­nesota and Chicago. Open­ing re­cep­tion Sept. 9, 5-7pm. Main Gallery, Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Poli­tikos (Juried Ex­hibit) (Oct. 7-Nov. 5) View po­lit­i­cally/so­cially-con­scious work in all medi­ums. About the ju­ror: Doug MacGre­gor has been a car­toon­ist for 33 years. He got his pro­fes­sional start draw­ing ed­i­to­rial car­toons for the

Norwich Bulletin in eastern Con­necti­cut in 1980, also a graphic de­signer, free­lance artist and chil­dren’s book author and il­lus­tra­tor, a mem­ber of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ed­i­to­rial Car­toon­ists and the So­ci­ety for Chil­dren’s Book Writ­ers and Il­lus­tra­tors. Open­ing re­cep­tion Oct. 7, 5-7pm. Main Gallery, Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239-939-2787, artin­lee.org

Ad­ven­tures in Par­adise Shelling &

Lunch Cruise (Tues­days, Thurs­days, and Satur­days, 8:30am) Cata­ma­ran cruise to the barrier is­lands of Sani­bel and Cap­tiva, dol­phins at play and shell along pris­tine beaches. Bring your own pic­nic lunch or

dine at Bar­na­cle’s restau­rant. Bring swim­suits, beach shoes and shelling bag, com­pli­men­tary beach chairs, um­brel­las, soft drinks and water. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Ad­ven­tures in Par­adise, 14341 Port Com­fort Road, Fort My­ers. 239-472-8443, ad­ven­turein­par­adi­s­einc.com

His­tor­i­cal Walk­ing Tour (Thurs­days and Satur­days, 10:30am) 90-minute tour of down­town Fort My­ers ed­u­cates and en­ter­tains with his­tory and in­for­ma­tion about the city’s founders. Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort My­ers. 239945-0405, true­tours.net

Fort My­ers Art Walk (Sept. 2 and Oct. 7, 6 pm; Sept. 3 and Oct. 8, 11am) First Fri­days, 6-10pm and first Satur­days, 11am-4pm, more than 10 art gal­leries, self-guided walk­ing tour in the down­town Fort My­ers River Dis­trict core and the Gard­ner’s Park area. Meet the artists, live art demon­stra­tions. 239-3375050, fort­my­er­sart­walk.com

GreenMar­ket (Satur­days, 9am) Lee County Al­liance for the Arts, en­ter­tain­ment, ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, gar­den­ing classes and cook­ing demos. Barter is en­cour­aged―back­yard fruit, kitchen gar­den, berries from an out­ing. 10091 McGre­gor Blvd., Fort My­ers. 239939-2787, artin­lee.org

Haunted His­tory Tour (Wed­nes­days and Satur­days, 8pm) 90-minute walk through down­town Fort My­ers re­veals a darker side, res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings re­puted to have para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity. Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort My­ers. 239-9450405, true­tours.net

TOTI Me­dia, Inc. does its best to en­sure that in­for­ma­tion in this cal­en­dar is up to date. How­ever, we still en­cour­age our read­ers to call ahead for de­tailed event in­for­ma­tion be­fore at­tend­ing th­ese lo­cal events.

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