Home' The River Weekly News : RWN 020516 Contents THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 5, 2016
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On Friday, February 5, Shell Point Retirement Community pres-
ents session two of seven in a semester-long series entitled A Salute to
Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies in commemoration of the 400th
anniversary of the bard’s death in April. The third presentation is on February 16.
Dive into Shakespeare with Shell Point resident Ray Boyce, with a February 5
presentation that examines Richard II and the fundamental conflict between a God-
anointed king and one supported by men. The series continues on February 16 with
a study of the diverse array of storylines and characters in Shakespeare’s well-known
Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Both February sessions of A Salute to Shakespeare run from 10 a.m . to noon.
Admission is $10 and reservations are required by calling 489-8472.
On Saturday, February 6, Shell Point presents Lunch and Trivia Quiz: The
World We Live In from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m . Embark on a world diversity tour with
Professor Adrian Kerr during this light-hearted interactive talk, accompanied by a
The cost for Lunch and Trivia Quiz is $20. Reservations are required by calling
Shell Point is located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers, two miles before
the Sanibel Causeway. For a full listings of events, visit www.shellpoint.org/events. For
more information about Shell Point, call 466-1131.
On Friday from 6 to 10 p.m ., Art Walk returns to downtown Fort Myers. The
monthly event features new art exhibits and live artist demonstrations while providing a
great atmosphere for shopping and dining. The Fort Myers Art Walk runs on the first
Friday of every month (rain or shine) in the historic River District.
Art buyers and art enthusiasts can meet the local artists during the exhibit open-
ings at most of the downtown galleries and art spaces. The downtown River District
is home to more than eleven art galleries and a handful of retail shops that sell local
artworks. Art enthusiasts can meet the artists at most of the art galleries and enjoy the
live art demonstrations throughout the River District.
For more information, go to www.fortmyersartwalk.com or call Claudia Goode at
the Arts for ACT Gallery at 337-5050 .
On the mor ning of Saturday, February 6, discover and explore the natural beauty
of Southwest Florida with a free guided nature walk with Conservation 20/20. At
more than 2,600 acres, Prairie Pines Preserve is one of Lee county’s largest open
space areas. Habitats include freshwater wetlands, pine flatwoods, scrub areas, and
oak/sabal palm hammocks. The preserve is home to many varieties of birds and small
mammals and offers visitors access to hiking and horseback trails.
The 90-minute walk is led by a volunteer naturalist and the path is over level
crushed shells. Participants should wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for the weath-
er. The walk starts promptly at 9 a.m . from the parking lot off Route 41. Prairie Pines
Preserve is located at 18400 North Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers.
The guided nature walk is free and reservations are not required. For more informa-
tion, visit www.conservation2020.org or call 707-2206.
Also on Saturday, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates continues the celebration of
Thomas Edison’s birthday by hosting the Edison Ford Antique Car Show from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than a 170 antique cars will be on exhibit from local car clubs and other clas-
sic car owners who will showcase their cars on the Ford lawn, in a fitting tribute to the
legacy of Henry Ford, pioneer of the automobile industry and a winter resident of Fort
Myers. Classic cars will be showcased on the Ford property. Owners will be on hand
to visit with guests and answer questions.
In addition to the car show, other special programs during the day include:
• Model T Tour and Lecture with Edison Ford staff and car owners.
• Live music.
• Henry and Clara Ford characters leading informal tours throughout the event.
• Food vendors available on the Ford lawn.
A portion of the proceeds from the Edison Ford Antique Car Show will benefit the
restoration of the antique car collection of the Estates.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard in Fort
Myers. Call 334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
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On Friday from 10 a.m . to noon, Shell Point continues its semester-long series commemo-
rating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with an examination of Richard II.
Above is an unknown artist’s impression of Richard II in the 16th century.
Conservation 20/20 offers a free guided nature walk on Saturday at Prairie Pines Preserve
in North Fort Myers. The 90-minute walk begins at 9 a.m. Reservations are not required.
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