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THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Fort Myers Art:
by Tom Hall
9:30 a.m. to 2
p.m . on Saturday,
November 21 and
again on Saturday,
December 12 at
the West Museum
Porch at the Edison
& Ford Winter Estates that will teach
participants to create their own hand-
painted silk scarves. Under Dyer’s
tutelage, painters of all levels will create
a “one-of-a -kind” scarf that is either six-
feet long or 35 inches square that they
will treasure for years to come.
Dyer is a New England transplant
who’s become a North Captiva icon,
offering patrons and first-timers vibrant
and natural Southwest Florida landscapes
that reflect her own bright and energetic
personality. She frequently teaches paint-
ing and silk scarf workshops and Gallery
Talks at the Edison Ford Estates.
The cost of the workshop is $75 for
Edison Ford members and $80 for non-
members. All materials will be provided.
Space is limited; registration is required
by calling Edison Ford registrar Leanne
Criswell at 334-7419 or emailing her
Participants may bring their own lunch or
enjoy lunch at the Banyan Refreshment
area or Pinchers Restaurant at The
Marina at Edison Ford.
Edison Ford is open daily from 9 a.m .
to 5:30 p.m . Edison Ford is the winner
of the 2009 National Stewardship Award
from the National Trust for Historic
Preservation and is an official project of
Save America’s Treasures at the National
Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida
Historic Landmark and a National
Register Historic Site. For additional
information, call 334-7419 or 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
Estates To Host
Edison & Ford Winter Estates will
host the annual Edison Garden
Festival on November 21 from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m . and November 22, from
9 a.m . to 4 p.m. Dozens of vendors
from all over Florida will have thousands
of exotic and tropical plants and trees,
along with garden art and supplies for
This family event will include a chil-
dren’s activity area, where kids will make
flower pots, corn husk dolls, bookmarks
and wrapping paper.
Admission is free and there is no
charge for parking. The children’s activi-
ties will be available from 10 a.m . to 2
p.m . Saturday and Sunday.
Vendors will have palms, vegetables,
bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants,
African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs,
succulents, cactus and many hard-to-find
species, as well as garden supplies and
gift items, including mulch, trellises, pot-
tery, cut flowers, hats and jewelry for
sale. The local 4-H club will have flower
and vegetable seeds for sale.
This year’s vendors include A Lot
On My Plate, B. Keith Councell Honey,
Budsalot, Calusa Palms Nursey, Daylily
Mac, Draper Underwood, Dusty Holmes,
Elting’s Exotic Plants, Exotic Hibiscus
Butterfly Farm, Fort Myers Garden
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North Captiva artist Marie Dyer offers silk scarf workshops at Edison Ford Estates on
November 21 and again on December 12
Evening Of Silver
And Gold Tickets
Now On Sale
The Sidney and Berne Davis Art
Center, 2301 First Street in down-
town Fort Myers, on Saturday,
December 12 will host An Evening Of
Silver & Gold from 6 to 10 p.m.
Last year, the inaugural LGBT Lee
County Black & White Ball was spon-
sored by Equality Florida, with proceeds
supporting LGBT political needs through-
out the state.
Proceeds from this years’ event will
remain in Southwest Florida and will be
donated to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender) Community Fund
of Southwest Florida, a fund of Southwest
Florida Community Foundation.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served
and a drink ticket will be issued to each
guest for either beer or wine. Dancing will
be to the music of a DJ from The Bass
Agency. A cash bar will be available.
Guests may bid on live auction items
including vacation packages, tickets to
Tickets are $100 per person. Go to
www.floridacommunity.com to purchase
tickets and/or make a donation.
The LGBT Community Fund of
Southwest Florida is referred to as a
giving circle that engages like-minded
individuals and organizations to increase
philanthropic support in Southwest
Florida for the unique challenges and
opportunities facing Southwest Florida’s
Grant making from the LGBT
Community Fund is research-based. By
researching local, national and state statis-
tics, the committee has identified the fol-
lowing areas in the SWFL region in need
All contributions from the fund will be
granted out each giving year to meet the
needs of the community. Contributors
who give $250 within the year will have
a vote to determine grant focus areas.
For tickets or sponsorship opportuni-
ties, visit www.floridacommunity.com.
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Call 321-7430 for information, or go to
museumofhistory.org. Hours are 10 a.m .
to 5 p.m ., Tuesday through Saturday.
If you love local history, put the
Southwest Florida Historical Society’s
research center on your “must-visit” list.
The all-volunteer non-profit organiza-
tion is at 10091 McGregor Boulevard on
the campus of the Lee County Alliance
for the Arts.
The center is open Wednesday and
Saturday between 9 a.m . and noon and
Wednesday 4 to 7 p.m . Call 939-4044
or visit swflhistoricalsociety.org for more
Sources: Archives of the Southwest
Florida Historical Society and The Story
of Fort Myers by Karl S. Grismer.
Nov 11 – Veterans Day
Veterans cruise free with the purchase of
accompanying full adult or child fare.
Nov 21 | Ar t, Shopping, Food & Fun
Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island
Nov 14 | Cruise the Caloosahatchee
River and Explore Picnic Island
Bark on the Ark Cruise
Nov 7 | Dogs Welcome for Cruise
and Playtime at the Beach
PURE FAMILY FUN
Veterans Cruise Free
Check out our
1200 5th Ave S.
Naples, FL 34102
2360 W. 1st Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
SIGHTSEEING & SUNSET CRUISES
FISHING TRIPS & CHARTERS
ECO-SHELLING DOLPHIN TOURS
JET BOAT RIDES
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