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THE RIVER - JANUARY 20, 2017
Publix Run To The Arts 5K Race
Publix Run To The Arts, a 5K race to be held on Sunday, February 5, brings
together the very best that life has to offer.
“Health and fitness, arts and culture, friends and family, and the scenic beauty
of the Fort Myers waterfront – what more could you ask for?” asked Sharon McAllister,
executive director of ArtFest Fort Myers. “In our view, it is all about quality of life in our
Publix Run To The Arts is “a race with pizzazz,” a full morning of fun that kicks
off on February 5 at ArtFest Fort Myers with exceptional art, entertainment and
interactive art activities. Runners and their guests will be the first to sneak a peek at
the artist booths on Sunday morning, even before the festival opens to the public. In
keeping with the spirit of the fine art festival, runners will also be invited to take part
in creating a public art piece, to further celebrate and distinguish this event.
Publix Run To The Arts registration fee guarantees a spot in the race as well
as a special run T-shirt featuring the artwork by Leoma Lovegrove, a Publix Run
To The Arts backpack, a post race breakfast, medals and special awards for top
finishers, raffle prizes including weekend getaways and tickets to theatre/symphony
performances, plus reserved early morning parking.
Organizers also welcome non-runners as race day volunteers. All volunteers will get
a Publix Run To The Arts staff shirt, breakfast on race day, raffle entry and preferred
Run To The Arts is made possible by the generous support of Publix Supermarkets,
a 13-year sponsor of ArtFest Fort Myers, who is carrying on its tradition of being the
kind of company a community can count on.
ArtFest Fort Myers, the annual juried fine art festival, takes place on February 3, 4
and 5 in the Fort Myers River District.
For more information, visit RunToTheArts.com or connect with the race or the art
festival on Facebook and Linkedin. Tag us #artfestfm.
The 5K race course
image courtesy wwwruntothearts.com
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finest artistic cinematic
works. The festival is known
for world-class swagger and
support of local filmmakers.
The event has featured
hundreds of local filmmakers
and is a must attend for
cineasts who love indie film
and film festivals living in
Lee, Collier and Charlotte
counties. For more info, visit
The final TGIM will take
place on February 6. Doors
opens for cocktails at 6:30
p.m . and the show starts at
7 p.m . Tickets are $10 for
adults and $8 for seniors and students. Visit www.sbdac.com for information and tickets.
The 7th annual Fort Myers Film Festival will take place from March 8 to 12.
The Black Tie Red Carpet Gala at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall will be held
on March 8; regular programming begins on March 9; the Party & Gala at the Sidney &
Berne Davis Art Center will take place on March 10; a local programming showcase will
be held on March 11; the Champagne & Dessert Awards Dinner Gala at the Broadway
Palm Dinner Theatre is scheduled for March 12.
Melissa DeHaven and Eric Raddatz
How Not To Die
Lee Health is offering the next in
a series of free lectures designed
to cover a variety of health care
topics to help improve your physical and
mental well-being. These interactive and
informative lectures are presented by Dr.
Sal Lacagnina, system medical director of
wellness and employee health.
We all know death is inevitable and
unavoidable but what we can do is invest in
our health so as to delay death as long as
possible. Clinical evidence has proven that
early death and disease can be avoided by
practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Join Dr. Lacagnina for How Not
To Die, an interactive presentation to
learn how to achieve optimal wellness,
fitful aging and disease prevention, with
learnings from Dr. Michael Greger’s book
of the same title.
This month’s lecture will be held on
Tuesday, January 31 at Lee Memorial
Hospital in the auditorium from noon to
Seating for the lecture is limited and
reservations are requested. Call the Health
and Wellness registration line at 424-3234.
The Healthy Living lecture series is
presented as a program of Healthy Lee,
a community resource that was created to
empower and inspire the people of Lee
County regarding healthy lifestyle choices
through education and action. Visit www.
healthylee.com for more information.
Dr. Salvatore Lacgnina
photo courtesy Lee Health
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