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Call For Budding
Artists For Youth
by Tom Hall
Fine Art Show on
November 21 and
22 at the Miromar
and is calling for
budding artists in
eighth grade (ages 5 to 12) to apply
for inclusion in its associated Youth Art
Competition. All categories of discipline
are open, including sculpture, paint-
ing, clay, glass, drawing, fiber, jewelry,
wood, photography, digital and mixed
All entries will be displayed during
the art fair, and there will $250 in cash
“Be imaginative and creative as you
begin to learn the rules of being part of a
professional art fair,” encourages Festival
Director Patty Narozny. “Be inspired by
the more than 150 professional artists
who will be participating in the show.”
The deadline to apply for admission
into the competition is October 15.
Youth Art Awards will be presented on
Sunday, November 22 at 3 p.m . The
competition is sponsored by Monkey
Bars Storage Solutions of Southwest
Florida and the Institute for the Arts &
Education, a 501(c)(3) organization com-
mitted to bringing art education into the
For more information, visit www.
Tom Hall is both an amateur artist
and aspiring novelist who writes art
quest thrillers. He is in the final stages
of completing his debut novel titled Art
Detective. A former tax attorney, he
lives in Estero with his fiancé and their
Aurora Badia, 11, won the $100 Best of
Youth Art Award in the 15th Bi-Annual
Estero Fine Art Show held in January of
this year. Badia is a student at Canterbury
School in Fort Myers. She is pictured with
her winning drawing.
Big Band Pianist Concludes Shell Point
Summer Concert Series September 10
Shell Point Retirement
Dick Hyman: Big Bands
& Combos as the final perfor-
mance in its 2015 Summer
Concert Series. This concert
will be held on Thursday,
September 10 at 7:30 p.m .
in The Village Church on The
Island at Shell Point.
Dick Hyman has had a
long-standing career as a pia-
nist, organist, arranger, music
director and composer. While
developing his own musical
style, Hyman researched and
recorded works by piano greats
from the early periods of jazz,
like Joplin, Gershwin, Jelly Roll
Morton and Duke Ellington.
His performance will feature
film clips of famous Big Band
recordings, followed by Hyman’s own solo version.
Tickets for this concert cost $20, and may be purchased online at www.shellpoint.
org/concerts or by calling 454-2067.
8th Annual 5K
Anumber of local businesses and
organizations have signed on
to sponsor this year’s Cops &
Joggers 5K and Family Fun Night to be
held on Saturday, October 10 from 5
to 10 p.m . at Centennial Park, located
at 2000 West First Street in downtown
Top sponsors for the 8th annual event
include Beasley Media Group, Cintas
Corporation, JetBlue Airways and Survival
Armor. Additional sponsors include
Chico’s FAS, Inc., Edison National Bank,
Florida Security & Firearms Training,
Inc., Good Deals Appliances, Mission
BBQ, Scanlon Auto Group, State Farm
Insurance, Suncoast Beverage, Papa
John’s Pizza and Zaxby’s.
Sponsorship opportunities, from
$150 to $1,000, are still available.
Sponsorships should be reserved no later
than Friday, September 11. For more
information about sponsorships or to
become a sponsor, contact Denise Egolf
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-7723.
Benefiting fallen first responders,
this year’s event will take place dur-
ing the evening hours with the glow of
first responders’ lights lining the race
path. The family event will also include
food vendors, music by 96 K Rock and
B103.9, emergency equipment displays,
and a children’s fun area with bounce
houses, a dunk tank, SWAT obstacle
courses and more.
Beginning at 7:45 p.m., the 3.1-mile
run begins and ends at Centennial Park
and will cross the Edison Bridge. The
early registration fee is $20 per adult and
$15 per youth, 17 years old or younger,
on or before October 8. Fees increase
to $25 per person for all participants on
October 9 and $30 per person for all
participants on October 10. The first 700
registered participants are guaranteed an
event goodie bag and T-shirt.
“We hope to reach our goal of 1,000
registered joggers this year and encourage
families and community groups, including
organizations and clubs, to register early
and help make that goal possible,” said Lt.
Jeffrey Bernice of the FMPD. “As always,
participants are running for the memories
and honor of these fallen warriors who
have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Participating joggers may obtain more
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