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8Along The River
On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Shell Point Retirement
Community will hold its annual Art Show & Sale.
Come experience and purchase from a brilliant display of artistic talents of
media including painting, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, photography, woodwork-
ing, lapidary, three-dimensional paper art and fiber art. Take in the ambiance of Shell
Point's beautiful Island Park, where artists will be present to discuss their media and
the creativity behind their art form. New this year, food trucks will be on property for
guests to dine in a stunning setting, while being captivated by the natural and artistic
beauty this unique event has to offer. Cash or checks only are accepted for purchases.
The Shell Point Art Show & Sale takes place at Island Park, 1000 Cellana Court.
Shell Point is located at 15101 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers. For more informa-
tion, call 454-2152 or go to www.shellpoint.org.
On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., the Edison Festival of Light presents Crafts on the River & Vintage
Centennial Park is transformed into a craft lovers dream with 100 exhibitors dis-
playing their hand crafts during the three-day Edison Festival. The annual Crafts on
the River is non-juried, and open to local and national artisans and crafters. The festi-
val delights in old, new and unique items that come from all over the world. Original
designs are displayed by nearly 100 artists in an informal atmosphere that encourages
visitors to talk with the artists about their work and, in some cases, see them in action.
Mediums include drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture, crafts, jewelry, photography
and edible art. The range of assorted size, subject, media and price provide something
Stroll the green space along the Caloosahatchee where the festival takes place prior
to the Grand Parade.
Centennial Park is located at 2000 West First Street in downtown Fort Myers. For
more information about the Crafts on the River & Vintage Market, call 334-2999 or
go to www.edisonfestival.org.
On Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m., Music Walk returns to downtown Fort
The River District comes alive every month with live music on the third Friday in
the historic River District. More than a dozen participating venues feature music by
local and regional talent. Restaurants, bars, art galleries and shops showcase a wide
range of music during Music Walk. From jazz and blues to rock, drums and more, each
month brings great music and new energy to the historic bricked streets of downtown.
For more information, call 1-855-RDA-EVENTS (732-3836) or go to www.fortmy-
During Music Walk, the Mersey Beatles, Four Lads from Liverpool, stop at
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center as part of their U.S. debut tour. The concert starts
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39 for general admission or $59 for VIP seating.
This all Liverpool born Beatles' tribute band was the resident band for a decade at
the world famous Cavern Club, where The Beatles got their start. These childhood
friends have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide, but never on U.S.
soil.Julia Baird, author, director of the Cavern Club, philanthropist, teacher and John
Lennon's sister, will be in attendance and signing copies of her book, Imagine This:
Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon, at the general merchandise table before,
during and after the show. This is Baird's third tour with the band.
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers.
For more information, call 333-1933 or go to www.sbdac.com.
On Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m., head to Edwards Drive in downtown Fort
Myers for the Edison Festival of Light Parade Celebration.
One of the best ways to beat the traffic and get a prime spot for the Grand Parade
is to come early for an entire day of festivities. The parade celebration includes all-day
entertainment and music plus fireworks to kick off the signature event of the season
with a bang. There will also be food, music and crafts. There's excitement and amuse-
ment right up until the Grand Parade.
The Community Stage is located in the boat ramp along Edwards Drive in
Downtown Fort Myers (across from Harborside Event Center). Tickets are not
11 a.m. Bayshore Cloggers
11:30 a.m. Nabbies School of Performing Arts
12:30 p.m. Kellyn Celtic Arts
1 p.m. Silver Foxes
1:30 p.m. Country Rhythm Cloggers
2 p.m. Hot Flashz
3 p.m. Ricky Manning
Also on Saturday, the 5K race begins at 5:45 p.m. and the Grand Parade begins at
7 p.m. at Fort Myers High School. It travels along Highway 41 to downtown.
For more information, call 334-2999 or go to www.edisonfestival.org.
Music Walk is held in the historic River District on the third Friday of each month
The Mersey Beatles -- along with Julia Baird, John Lennon's sister -- will be at the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center during Music Walk
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