COASTE | COMMUNITY EVENTS
FORT MYERS MARATHON November 9 Runners with a range of skill levels are welcome to compete in this 2nd annual event, which gets started at 7 AM at the Pinchers Marina Restaurant in downtown Fort Myers. The event features a marathon, half marathon and 5k run — all in our desirable, sunny Southwest Florida location. Find your beat. www.fortmyersmarathon.com. BIKE NIGHT November 8 Downtown Fort Myers revs up to welcome all types of motorbikes! The streets shut down to make room for live music on four stages, lots of food and merchandise vendors, bar specials. Join hundreds of motorcyclists and show off your awesome ride! No admission charge. www.downtownfortmyersbikenight.com. Nov 9 FGCU-SANIBEL ISLAND WRITERS CONFERENCE November 6-9 From aspiring novelist to published author, all interested writers are invited to attend an offering of workshops, panels, lectures and readings presented by some of the country’s most celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. The headliner appearing this year at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Island Public Library is Richard Russo, a masterful novelist with a gift for capturing the grit and perseverance of the industrial towns of America’s Northeast. www.fgcu.edu/siwc. October + November — Community Events Continued STREETS ALIVE November 2 The Fort Myers River District creates a day to come out and play! Streets temporarily close to give folks of all ages the chance to walk, ride bikes, skateboard or try other non-motorized activities. Starting off with a “people’s parade,” all are invited show off this year’s Halloween costume. Bring a picnic lunch or dine at one of downtown’s many enjoyable eateries.The event runs 11 AM - 4 PM Streets Alive is a free event, so bring out the entire family! www.streetsalivelee.com. Nov 2 Nov 8
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TASTE OF THE ISLANDS November 9 This popular Sanibel festival is back for its 33rd year! Set to the tune of live bands, local restaurants share their finest dishes at The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club from 11 AM - 4 PM to earn top honors from culinary judges and an eager crowd. Entry ticket is $5, Children age 10 and under are free. Food tickets are available for purchase at the event.This fundraiser builds awareness and financial support for Sanibel Island’s Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). www.crowclinic.org.
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