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On Friday, November 13, the Kate Davis Trio is in concert at the Sidney
& Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Cocktail hour begins
at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m . Tickets are $25 in advance or $30
at the door.
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kate Davis has been tur ning heads in New York’s
music scene since 2012. Whether she’s crooning rootsy jazz ballads with her bass
or strumming bright Indie riffs from her guitar, the gutsy songstress from Portland,
Oregon puts a fresh spin on the standards and her own lush tracks. She has per-
for med at such illustrious venues as The Kennedy Center, The Bowery Ballroom,
Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall – as well as pretty much every noteworthy club in
New York City.
The Sidney & Ber ne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers.
Call 333-1933 or go to www.sbdac.com.
Join other edible gardeners on Saturday, November 14 for a veggie gardening class
hosted by Karen Harty of Grow A Gardener Inc. It will be held at the Southwest
Florida Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite 6, Fort
Myers from 2 to 4 p.m . Class fee of $15 includes presentation, handouts, seeds, plus
contacts to obtain free or low cost soil testing, plant ID and insect ID.
Don’t know how to get started with a veggie garden? Have you tried a garden,
but it failed? Harty will be presenting this intensive, two-hour crash course on veggie
gardening class on the many issues with vegetable gardening in South Florida. Karen
Harty is executive director of Grow A Gardener Inc., Lee County Master Gardener,
4-H leader of the VegHeads, and avid edible gardener that eats from her garden all
To register, contact Harty at 610-530 -8883, email GrowAGardener@gmail.com or
visit www.GrowAGardener.org. Walk-ins are accepted, but it is recommended that you
sign up in advance so there are enough materials.
The first Downtown Bike Night of the season is on Saturday, November 14 in
the historic Fort Myers River District. The event is free to the public.
Hundreds of bikes, vendors and music will line the streets of the historic downtown
Fort Myers River District from 6 to 10 p.m . There will be four stages featuring live
music and plenty to eat and drink.
For more information, go to www.riverdistrictevents.com.
If Fort Myers Beach is more your scene, enjoy 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, January 9, popular Fort Myers cover band High Tide will entertain the
crowd with rock, reggae and R&B. The following evening, it’s EveRRock from Alva.
The band’s influences range from The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Mumford & Sons, and
Tom Petty to Sons of Bill, Kings of Leon, Bob Seeger, Mellencamp, and the Rolling
For more information about the weekly Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900 .
On Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m ., there is a student String & Wind Chamber
Ensembles Concert at U. Tobe Recital Hall at Florida Gulf Coast University
(FGCU). The concert is free.
FGCU is located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South, Fort Myers. Call 745-4268 or
go to www.fgcu.edu.
On Monday, November 16, the Gulfshore Trio performs in the Grand Cypress
Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. The show starts
at 7 p.m . and tickets are $25.
Enjoy an evening of great masterworks of chamber music as the Gulfshore Trio
performs an array of classical pieces that stand the test of time. The Gulfshore Trio is
comprised of three of the most talented artists in Southwest Florida.
Reiko Niiya is an accomplished violinist and concert master of the Southwest
Florida Symphony. A native of Tokyo, Japan, she attended the prestigious Tokyo
University of Fine Arts and Music, where she received a bachelor’s degree in violin
performance. Following graduation, Reiko came to the United States and continued
her training at the celebrated University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied
under the renowned Italian violinist Franco Gulli.
Susannah Kelly is principle cellist with the Southwest Florida Symphony, joined by
the third artist to complete the Gulfshore Trio, pianist William Dawson, who graduated
from the Curtis Institute and Yale School of Music. He also is soloist with the Boston
Pops, and Professor Emeritus at the New World School of the Arts.
Shell Point is located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers. Call 454-2067
or go to www.shellpoint.org/concerts.
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kate Davis returns to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art
Center on Friday
The Gulfcoast Trio performs at Shell Point on Monday. It is comprised of three of the most
talented artists in Southwest Florida: Susannah Kelly, William Dawson and Reiko Niiya
Showing Their True Colors
The Calendar Girls donned their red, white and blue to perform for the resi-
dents of Lazy Days in North Fort Myers on Saturday, November 7. The girls
thank them for their generosity in support of their cause, Paws for Patriots of
Southeastern Guide Dogs.
For more information, visit www.calendargirlsflorida.com or call 850-6010.
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