Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 112015 Contents THE RIVER - NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Along The River
There are many area activities scheduled for this weekend.
The historic River District comes alive this Friday with the retur n of Music
Stroll along downtown Fort Myers’ beautiful brick-lined streets while talented musi-
cians play in and around restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops. Each month brings
new energy and great music, from jazz and blues to rock ‘n’ roll. Music Walk is held on
the third Friday of every month beginning at 7 p.m .
For more information, call Lance at 645-6457 (Ford’s Garage) or go to www.fort-
The 7th annual Saturday Art Fair retur ns to First Street in downtown Fort Myers
from 10 a.m . to 5 p.m . on November 21. Artists will set up on the First Street side-
walks from Hendry Street to Jackson Street. Expect to see works of fine art, jewelry,
ceramics, designer wear and unique artsy fine crafts. Prints from original works are
also available. Art vendors will be place on the sidewalk in front of prominent busi-
For more information, call Claudia Goode at 337-5050 or email her at cgoode@
The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council is hosting its annual Open House
for Botanical Garden Tour. Garden enthusiasts are invited to a free open house at
the Berne Davis Botanical Garden on Saturday, November 21 from 10 a.m . to 2
p.m . . Those attending will be able to meet with local garden clubs and plant societies,
along with having a garden tour.
As in previous years, this event coincides with the Edison Garden Market, which
will be held at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates the same weekend. All member
clubs and societies of the Garden Council are being invited to participate. Plants and
garden-related items will be available for purchase and members will provide demon-
strations and displays.
There is no charge for attending and parking is free, entering from the Edison-Ford
Winter Estates back parking lot on Larchmont Avenue, off McGregor Boulevard.
The Berne Davis Botanical Garden is located at 2166 Virginia Avenue, Fort Myers.
For additional information about the Council, contact Council President Kay Holloway
at 332-0294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Myers Beach
Heading to Fort Myers Beach this weekend? Then get ready to hit the sand! The
29th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival
returns on Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 29 with more sculptures
than ever before.
This year Sculptors represent nine different countries and 10 states. Collectively,
they hold over 300 competition medals and many of them are World Champions.
There will be 16 Solo Master Sculptors, 10 Doubles Master Sculptors (five teams) and
11 Advanced Amateurs who will compete for the Florida State Championship.
There’s also a Kids Zone where the kids can practice building their own sand sculp-
tures; sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons; a Sand Vendor Village with more
than 50 vendors from around the country offering a great selection of food, beverages,
specialty retail and arts and crafts; an amateur contest; and live music every afternoon.
Tickets at the gate are just $5 for adults and children five and older, four and under
are free. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fmbsandsculpting.com.
The American Sand Sculpting Competition will once again be at the Wyndham
Garden Hotel, located at 6890 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. For more infor-
mation and a full schedule of events, call the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber
of Commerce at 454-7500 or go to www.fmbsandsculpting.com.
After viewing sand sculptures, stay for live music at Times Square during the
Sunset Celebration. Local bands play every Friday and Saturday evening from 5 to
10 p.m ., weather permitting, and there is no charge to attend.
On Friday, November 21, popular cover band High Tide will entertain the crowd
with rock, reggae and R&B. The following evening, it’s The Manipulators from Fort
Myers playing anything that will make you dance.
For more information about the weekly Sunset Celebration, call 463-5900 .
On Monday, November 23, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
(CROW) presents their Case of the Week presented by CROW students as part of its
year-round Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) series. It begins at noon. Admission is $7 per
CROW is able to treat 3,500 animals annually with the assistance of its students,
who become experienced wildlife care professionals at our teaching hospital. During
this program our students dive into the world of conservation medicine and wildlife
rehabilitation while discussing exciting patient stories and personal victories.
CROW’s Visitor Education Center offers immersive, hands-on exhibits and live
video footage focusing on wild animal stories that is exciting for guests of all ages. It
is located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. For a complete event schedule and
additional information, call 472-3644 ext. 229 or go to www.crowclinic.org.
The 29th annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival begins this
Friday and continues through Sunday, November 29 on Fort Myers Beach
The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council is hosting its annual Open House on Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . It is located at the Berne Davis Botanical Garden in downtown Fort
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