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On Saturday, September 12, the Craft Beer & Music Festival returns to
the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. The event runs from 3 to 7 p.m .
The Craft Beer & Music Festival brings the craft to the people in this
one-of-a-kind beer festival that combines the best of craft beer, live music and fun.
Great beer samplings will be paired with some of Southwest Florida’s best musical
acts including Rocker, The Jukebox Prophets, Shea Freedom and Clearly Avocado,
to name a few.
Event admission is $5. Children under 12 enter free. Cash only is accepted on
the day of the event. Once in the event area, you will need to purchase beverage
tickets for all tastings from vendors. No coolers will be allowed.
The Bell Tower Shops are located at 13499 US 41 in Fort Myers. For more
information about the Craft Beer & Music Festival, call 489-1221 or go to w ww.
On Saturday evening, All Faiths Unitarian Church presents ACMA (Ameri-
cana Community Music Association Services) – Dan Philgreen, Dave &
Val with Francis Briggs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m . and the show starts at 7 p.m .
A donation of $10 to $15 is requested. A donation of $10 to $15 is requested.
A core group of musicians meets weekly, with many local and visiting artists
joining in as they have time or are in town. The primary purpose is of course to
network and support fellow singer/songwriters through sharing of songs, critique
(when requested) and discussion.
Members have also been known to throw out challenges, from which several
well written songs have been created and have since achieved a fair amount of lo-
All Faiths Unitarian Church is located at 2756 McGregor Boulevard in Fort My-
ers. Call 691-4069 or go to w ww.americanacma.org.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents its second annual variety show
fundraising event on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m . at the theater located at
1634 Woodford Avenue in Fort Myers.
Featured entertainment includes comedy, singing, tap dancing and a drag show.
In between acts, guests can participate in a silent auction of original art, jewelry,
and local services will help the non-profit theater raise the money in support of its
creative and education programs and needed equipment costs.
The vaudeville fundraiser gives the community a fun way to support the Lab, at
the same time as giving actors creative, individual ways to show their gratitude to
audiences. Seating is limited. Guests will receive complimentary drink tickets and
hors d’oeuvres will be provided. All donations to the theater will be matched by an
anonymous donor, up to $10,000.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m . Tickets are $70 per person or $125 per couple and
can be purchased on ww w.brownpapertickets.com or on the theater’s website,
w w w.laboratorytheaterflorida.com or by calling 218-0481.
Also on Sunday, the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida presents three
hours of live music at Lee County Alliance for the Arts. Bluegrass in the The-
atre features Paddle Faster, Captain Joe & the Bottomfeeders, and The Bugtussle
Ramblers. Tickets are $8 at the door or $6 for Alliance members. Children 12 and
under are free if accompanied by an adult. Pre-sale tickets are not available. Doors
open at 1:30 p.m . Seating is first come, first serve. The concert runs from 2 to 5
Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers.
For more information, call 939-2787 or go to w ww.artinlee.org.
On Thursday, September 17, the North Fort Myers Rec Center is hosting a
Crash Course In Veggie Gardening.
Don’t know how to get started with a veggie garden? Have you tried a garden
but it failed? Karen Harty of Grow A Gardener Inc. will be discussing the issues
with vegetable gardening in Southwest Florida. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m .,
but arrive early for an informal edible gardening chat that starts at 5:30 p.m. Bring
your own coffee cup for free coffee and tea. Consider bringing something to share
Join other edible gardeners on Thursday, September 17 at the North Fort My-
ers Rec Center, located at 2000 North Recreation Park Way in North Fort Myers.
New members bring $10 for the class plus your Lee Parks & Recreation lifetime
membership card (or purchase for $10).
Harty is executive director of Grow A Gardener Inc., a Lee County Master
Gardener, 4-H Leader and avid edible gardener that eats from her garden all year
long. For more information, contact Harty at 610-530 -8883.
What do circus acts, tap dancers and stand-up comedy have in common? One wild night
of theater fun in the Fort Myers River District.
The Bugtussle Ramblers are one of the featured bands playing in the Alliance for the Arts’
Bluegrass in the Theatre on Sunday
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