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Mutts Gone Nuts!

Mutts Gone Nuts

This Canine Cabaret unleashes havoc and hilarity as mischievous mutts match wits with their human companions. This family-friendly performance features amazingly talented rescued dogs and leaves audiences howling for more!

Click here to watch them wow the crowd at a Philadelphia Eagles NFL game!

Don’t miss their performance at BIG ARTS Schein Hall on Friday, January 29th at 7:30 p.m. Call 239-395-0900 for more information or purchase your online tickets here.  » Read more

Your One-Minute Sanibel Vacation

We have a feeling you’ll love this oh-so-needed virtual vacation!

Many thanks to our friend Pam Rambo at “I Love Shelling” for reminding us of what we love about our little corner of the world.

As she says, “Sit back and relax on a sandy beach watching the pelicans fly by on Sanibel Island with your toes tucked around seashells and salty air.”

Be sure to click this to “Full Screen”  » Read more

Camping with Henry and Tom

Henry Ford, Tom Edison and Pres. Harding

In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together to escape civilization. What they couldn’t escape was each other!

Inspired by an actual event, this play explores friendship, politics, and leadership in what is sure to be a most fascinating way!

Skip Corris, who thrilled audiences with his portrayal of Sigmund Freud last season, returns to the Strauss Theater for this production,  » Read more

Songwriters at Sunset

Songwriters at sunset

Music lovers who don’t want to skip a beat will want to head down to Lover’s Key State Park for a special songwriter concert on Tuesday, January 26 from 4 – 6pm.

FOLKS (Friends of Lovers Key, Inc.) has joined with The ACMA (Americana Community Music Association) to feature an evening of all original music at the Lover’s Key large gazebo located right on the beach.

The Jan 26th show will feature local singer songwriters David Hintz and Kip Lawrence,  » Read more

Get Ready to Tap Your Toes!

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers 2

Touted as the young bluegrass band to watch, The Slocan Ramblers have quickly built a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan!

Writes the Bluegrass Unlimited Review: “This Canadian quartet captures the breadth and depth of bluegrass that bands in the chilly North aspire to. They bring a wealth of talent and musical expertise to their work and dig deeper than the average band to come up with a sound that’s not only original,  » Read more

Too Marvelous for Words

Johnny Mercer

Join Florida Rep to Accentuate the Positive with a celebration of one of America’s favorite songwriters!

Called the “Songbird of Savannah,” Johnny Mercer helped defined a generation, with music made famous by Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, and countless others.

Mercer penned some of the most-sung songs of the twentieth century, and you’ll fall in love with them all over again this spring.  » Read more

See “The Cove” in Fourth Annual Film Series at ‘Ding’

The Cove

“Ding” Darling’s second film of the season is “an act of heroism.”

‘The Cove’ film raises dolphin slaughter controversy at ‘Ding’ series

The controversial film “The Cove” continues the fourth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on Jan. 20, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. in the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center auditorium.

Academy Award winner for Best Documentary of 2009, the 96-minute film follows a group of activists as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Taiji,  » Read more

Calusa Woodcarving

Calusa woodcarvers 1

Calusa Woodcarvers 2

Today, Tuesday, January 19, head to the grounds of The Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, where the Caloosa Carvers are scheduled to host woodcarving demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. – noon, featuring several replica artifacts from the Calusa culture.

Stay for the day and explore all that The Mound House has to offer! This unique archaeological and historical site located on Estero Bay is a one-of-a-kind museum that sits atop a 2,000 year old Calusa Island Shell Mound.  » Read more

Speaking of birds………… don payne

Don Payne's Goldfinch

From the cold north………. enjoy!

Bird in “pane”

I heard a noise
But nothing there
Looking out
‘ just snow, cold air

Glancing down
A finch in the snow
Hit the window
Landed below

He sat in a daze
Not moving his wings
His head, inside
Was hearing rings

I went outside
He didn’t move
Cradled in my hand
He seemed to approve

Once in the house
‘ looked right at home
Pooped on my finger
I said “shalom”

Back outside
He seemed alert
‘ couldn’t tell
He’d been hurt

He gave me a wink
And flew away
‘ twas a happy sight
It made my day!  » Read more

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