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Friday, February 26 is the first day of Greek Fest, a popular annual event
hosted by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Myers.
For 41 years, the parish has entertained Lee county with a glorious display
of sights, sounds and tastes of Greece. Families have been coming for many reasons
-- the food, the gifts, colorful dancers, authentic Greek music, curiosity or just plain
delight. No matter the reason, they will experience the warmth and generosity that
have been the hallmarks of the Greek culture.
Greek Fest features authentic Greek food; carnival rides and games; dance exhibi-
tions; live music; merchandise vendors; church tours; raffle for a car or $25,000; and
dollar cash raffle.
Festivities run Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon
to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult and tickets are valid for the entire weekend. There
is no entrance fee for children under 12.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is located at 8210 Cypress Lake Drive,
Fort Myers. For more information, call 481-2099 or go to www.greekfestfortmyers.com.
Also beginning Friday, join the newest downtown event with Pet Walk. The pet
friendly gathering occurs every fourth Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Hendry Street median. Pet owners are expected to have pets leashed and pick up any
pet souvenirs. It is presented by downtown Fort Myers' River District Alliance.
For more information, go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com or call (855)
Car Cruise-In returns to the River District on Saturday, February 27.
From classic to cool, downtown streets are lined with amazing show cars on the fourth
Saturday of the month from 4 to 8 p.m. Free to the public, the event also showcases
music, food and drinks with many downtown businesses featuring additional specials.
For more information about Car Cruise-In, go to www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.
com or call (855) 732-3836.
Put your dancing shoes on and join Suzanne's Dance Fitness on February 27
for its monthly Saturday ballroom social dance has a new format and extended hours.
Taking place from 6 to 8 p.m., Island Ballroom's David Flory will be leading a 45-min-
ute "party prep" class for all those who want a quick, basic review of the dances they will
be dancing that evening. The class will be followed by general dancing for all levels.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served, plus there will be a special demonstration of Adagio,
the studio's contemporary/ballet/ballroom fusion fitness class.
Suzanne's Dance Fitness is located at 1400 Colonial Boulevard #27, Fort
Myers, in Royal Palm Square. For more information, call 822-9226 or go to www.
On Sunday, February 28, the Lee County Alliance for the Arts welcomes back
Grammy Award-winners Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band as part of its Bruce T.
Gora Sunset Concert Series. Now in its 6th year, the series honors the memory and
community contributions of musician, photographer, architect and longtime alliance
board member Bruce Gora.
Trae Pierce began playing music at age seven. He was born and raised in Miami
and his first instruments included the piano and guitar before he found his calling
on the bass guitar at age nine. Since then, Pierce has gone on to share stages with
the Blind Boys of Alabama, Sugarfoot & the Ohio Players, Dr Hook featuring Ray
Sawyer, Emmylou Harris, Susan Tedeschi, James Brown, Peter Gabriel, and more.
Pierce is also an accomplished record producer. His efforts have earned him four
Grammy Awards, three Dove Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and in 2010 he was
inducted into the Alabama Hall of Fame.
Gates open at 4 p.m. Alliance member pre-sale tickets are $15 and $20 at the gate.
The concert runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are encouraged!
Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. For
more information, call 939-2787 or go to www.artinlee.org.
On Wednesdays, the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine Science Center offers
a three-hour guided tour. The cost is $15 per adult and $10 for children over six.
Reservations are required.
Learn where the shrimp that is served at Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Fest comes from
and how the boats are unloaded, the trawl doors are built, the shrimp nets are hand-
sewn, the seafood is processed, and other important factors used in this unique industry.
Ostego Bay Foundation is located at 718 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Myers Beach.
Call 765-8101 or go to www.ostegobay.org.
Go Greek this weekend at the 41st annual Greek Fest in Fort Myers. The three-day event
features authentic costumes, food, traditional music, carnival rides and a chance to win
Grammy Award-winners Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band return to Alliance for the Arts on
Sunday as part of the Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series
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