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On Fridays, the Riverside Community Center presents a Pottery and Oil
Painting Class from 7 to 9 p.m . Pay as you go at $10 per class. The first
class is $20 and includes 25 pounds of clay, eight pottery tools and glazes.
Pieces are fired on site. Class is beginner to intermediate level of instruction. Focus
is on sculptural techniques and hand building. There is some wheel throwing. The
class is held again on Saturdays at 2 p.m .
Every Mondays at Riverside, the public is invited to its USA Dance ballroom dance
lessons and social dance. Lessons are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m . followed by the social
dance at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person for one or both sessions.
The Riverside Community Center is located at 3061 East Riverside Drive, Fort
Myers. For more information, call Joel Loeper at 574-8400.
Heading to Fort Myers Beach this weekend? There’s live music at Times Square
during the Sunset Celebration. Local bands play every Friday and Saturday evenings
from 5 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. There is no charge to attend.
On Friday, July 24, popular cover band High Tide will entertain the crowd with
rock, reggae and R&B. The following evening, it’s Redemption, a classic rock band
covering songs from the ‘60s through the ‘90s.
For more information about the weekly Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900.
On Saturday, July 25, the Major William M. Footman Camp Sons of
Confederate Veterans Camp #1950 will hold its regular monthly meeting at the
Smoke N Pit BBQ in North Fort Myers. It begins at 12 p.m . and is preceded by an
optional lunch. The public is encouraged to attend the group’s meetings which occur
on the fourth Saturday of each month.
For more information about Major William M. Footman Camp #1950 Sons of
Confederate Veterans, contact Commander Robert Gates at 332-2408.
The Downtown Car Cruise-In returns to the River District this weekend from 4
to 8 p.m. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the free, family-friendly event
features a DJ spinning classic rock with trivia. All classic cars and show cars are wel-
come. Heavy rain or nasty weather will typically cancel this outdoor event.
For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836) or go to www.fortmy-
Pure Fort Myers is redefining the way you experience water adventures in
Take a river excursion on the M/V Edison Explorer, a newly built passenger ves-
sel. See and hear from Pure Fort Myers’ certified captain, naturalist and historian
about the Caloosahatchee and learn about the history, and eco and water system.
Sightseeing with dolphins, manatees and local birdlife along the river near the his-
toric Railway Bridge. Take the sunset cruise and watch the sun settle down behind the
western shore of the Caloosahatchee, just as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford did in
their day from their verandas. Charter the vessel for your private event on the water
or be in command of your own rental boat or kayak. Whether an outing or a day-long
event, just a couple or a group, Pure Fort Myers is pure fun for family and friends.
To reserve a 1.5-hour Caloosahatchee River Tour, a Caloosahatchee Sunset Cruise,
boat rentals or fishing charters, call 919-2965 or email info@PureFortMyers.com.
Pure Fort Myers is located at The Marina at Edison Ford, 2360 West First Street,
Fort Myers. For more information, go to www.PureFortMyers.com.
Much of the food found in grocery stores is highly processed and grown using
pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and genetic modification. Some of it has been irradi-
ated, waxed or gassed in transit. These practices may have negative effects on human
health. In contrast, most food found at farmers markets is minimally processed, and
many local farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible
by using sustainable techniques, picking produce right before the market and growing
Two of the most popular farmers markets in Lee County are open year-round:
Thursday: The River District Farmers Market, under the U.S. 41 Caloosahatchee
bridge. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fruit, vegetables, local honey, bread, seafood, BBQ, flowers
and plants. Call 321-7100 or go to www.cityftmyers.com.
Saturday: GreenMarket at Alliance of the Arts, 10091 McGregor Boulevard near
the Colonial intersection. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m . An exclusive selection of locally grown,
caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase.
Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids. It is open year-
round. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org.
See vintage, modern and unique cars at Saturday’s Downtown Car Cruise-In
Buy fresh and buy local at Alliance for the Arts’ weekly GreenMarket. It is open year-
round on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m .
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