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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Taste Of The Cape Returns
Following two successful years,
Taste of the Cape returns to Four
Freedoms Park on Sunday, February
21. This unique culinary and cultural
event features local restaurants serving
up signature dishes, and offering a range
of tastes available in Cape Coral. There
will also be a variety of craft beers, mar-
garitas, sangria, and wine. The day also
includes musical performances, and juried
arts and crafts with works for sale by local
Participating restaurants are Cedar
Café, Coconuts, Fathoms, Firehouse Subs,
French Press, Hooters, Iguana Mia, Lee
Memorial Health System, Moe's, Monkey
Bar, Overtime, Pinchers, Sans Sushi, Sno
Dreams, Stevie Tomatoes, Twisted Lobster,
Water City Grill, and Zirilli's Chilly Treats.
Art vendors are Hip Klips, Le French Gem
Jewelry, Hats of Madagascar, Sammie's
Jewelry Design, The Crème Perfume Co.,
and Connie's Calico Creations.
Musical offerings include performances
by the Mariner High School Jazz Band
under the direction of Fray Peralta, Ida
Baker High School Woodwind Ensemble
under the direction of Cadrick Smith, Christa McAuliffe Elementary Choir under
the direction of Kathy Rivadeneira, and Studio Elite Dance under the direction of
Danielle Irons. The musical performances conclude with the Gulf Coast Symphony's
Symphony at Sunset concert, featuring a variety of symphonic pops music including
Broadway favorites and light classics led by Gulf Coast Symphony Music Director and
Conductor Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz.
Gates open at 12 p.m., and the free pops concert begins at 4:30 p.m. Admission
is free, with food and drink prices ranging from $3 to $8.
The Gulf Coast Symphony and Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Education
Committee are again co-presenting Taste of the Cape, with proceeds benefiting the
education committee's scholarship program, and the Gulf Coast Symphony's music
education and community programs.
Taste of the Cape is supported by the Cape Coral Community Foundation, City of
Cape Coral, Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency, BOOST Creative, Nova
Southeastern University, JJ Taylor, Sun Trust, Century Link, and LCEC. Media part-
ners include the Cape Coral Daily Breeze, The News-Press, CapeCoral.com, Gulf
Coast Woman, Beasley Radio and Renda Radio.
For more information, visit www.tasteofcapecoral.com or call 277-1700.
Kissing Booth At Yappy Hour
The Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) will celebrate Valentine's Day on
Friday, February 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. during Yappy Hour at the Bell Tower
Shops. All are invited to join in with their own furry friend by sharing the love
at the kissing booth.
T-shirts will be offered for sale with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the
shelter. A variety of vendors will be in attendance and music will be provided by the
Bell Tower Shops.
Gulf Coast Humane Society, located at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers, was
established as the first non-profit animal welfare organization in southwest Florida in
1947. The 501(c)(3) mission is to rescue, provide safe refuge and compassionate care,
and find forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals in the area. GCHS only
takes in owner surrendered and transfers from other shelters and rescue groups with
a high success rate of adoptions. Its veterinary clinic is open to the public and offers a
full array of affordable services six days a week.
For more information, call 332-0364 or visit www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org.
Beach Friends Of The
Arts Concert Series Continues
The Friends of the Arts concert series continues this winter season at the
waterfront staging area on the bay, hosted by Fish-Tale Marina, 7225 Estero
On February 11, there will be a performance by the Florida Southwestern State
College Jazz Ensemble (formerly the Edison Brass Band). The ensemble performs
works from all eras and audience members are regularly treated to compositions that
range from Dixieland to the jazz age; swing-era favorites to be-bop; cool jazz to hard
bop and free jazz to fusion.
Concerts take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per concert.
Future concert performances include the Jazz-Matics featuring Lynn Richardson on
March 24 and Jo List and Friends on April 7.
Tickets may be purchased at www.friendsoftheartsfmb.com or in person at Fish
Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. For more information, call
The Gulf Coast Symphony is co-presenting
Taste of the Cape with the Cape Coral
Chamber of Commerce Education
The 2nd annual Taste of the Cape is Sunday, February 21
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