Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 080715 Contents THE RIVER - AUGUST 7, 2015
Along The River
On Friday, August 7 from 6 to 10 p.m ., Art Walk returns to downtown Fort
Myers’ historic River District.
Held on the first Friday of each month, more than 10 art galleries invite
locals and visitors to a self-guided walking tour throughout the River District core and
the Gardner’s Park area. Art enthusiasts can meet the artists at most of the art galler-
ies and enjoy the live art demonstrations throughout the unique brick-lined streets of
Fort Myers’ historic downtown.
For more information about Art Walk, call 337-5050 or go to www.fortmyersart-
On Saturday, August 8, Alliance for the Arts presents Backyard Beekeeping
with Claudia Silveira as part of its free Organic Urban Farming Workshops series,
which are held on the second Saturday of every month. The program begins at 10:30
Beekeeping is a low-intensity form of urban farming that can be practiced suc-
cessfully year-round in Southwest Florida. Bees are effective pollinators that increase
the yield of any garden or fruit tree. And, of course, they provide a crop of fresh
honey, and beeswax that can be used in candle-making. This activity makes for a great
addition to both food and flower gardens, and beekeeping can be incorporated by
mastering a few simple techniques. Honeybees are generally non-aggressive and non-
intrusive, and the risk is very low that beekeeping could lead to any problems if simple
precautions are taken. Most hobby beekeepers only need to get into their hives a few
times a year, and the basic equipment required is affordable.
Originally from Brazil, Silveira has lived in Fort Myers for many years working as a
professional beekeeper. She will introduce the basic facts of small-scale beekeeping and
then answer questions. This workshop is free, but small donations are welcome and
appreciated, as they help the Alliance bring sustainability programs to the community.
Participants are encouraged to bring a notepad and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated
in the summer heat. The workshop will take place on the GreenMarket stage, in the
shade of the trees at the Alliance campus, and will begin after the free yoga session
that begins at 9:30 a.m.
Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers near
Colonial Boulevard. Call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org.
TGIM Film Mondays has kicked off again at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center. On Monday, August 9, the Fort Myers Film Festival screening takes place
at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers, located at 2301
First Street, Fort Myers. Doors open for happy hour at 6:30 p.m. with pizza from
Capone’s and coffee from Bennett’s. The film will be presented at 7 p.m .
The popular TGIM film screening series will be held the first Monday of each month
in downtown Fort Myers starting again September 7. TGIM features short indie films
being considered for the 6th annual Fort Myers Film Festival. Those in attendance will
have a say in the Fort Myers Film Festival’s April 7 to 10, 2016 programming.
An “afterbuzz” will be held following the film presentation at the nearby Twisted
Vine Bistro, 2214 Bay Street, where late night happy hour prices on drinks and appe-
tizers are offered to TGIM audience members. A special podcast of attending filmmak-
ers will be taped.
TGIM tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Half-price tickets
are available through the summer months for Facebook members. To learn more, visit
the TGIM Indie Movies Downtown Facebook page or www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com.
On Thursday, August 13, Shell Point presents Summer Concert Series: Bonus
The changing seasons have inspired musical interpretations by many compos-
ers around the world and throughout the ages. This summer, Southwest Florida
Symphony presents the works of two composers who found inspiration in the earth’s
life cycle in their respective parts of the world: Baroque-era Italian composer Antonio
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and 20th century Argentine tango composer Astor
Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. It begins at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held at The Village Church on the Island at Shell Point
Retirement Community, 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers near the Sanibel
This event is part of the Shell Point Concert Series and is open to the public.
Tickets for the bonus concert cost $25 and may be purchased online at www.shell-
point.org/concerts or by calling 454-2067.
On Friday, Art Walk returns to downtown Fort Myers’ historic River District
photo by Jamie Kuser
Claudia Silveira, a professional beekeeper, teaches a free class on Backyard
Beekeeping on Saturday at 10:30 a.m . during the Alliance for the Art’s GreenMarket
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