COASTE | COMMUNITY EVENTS
SHELL WEEK November 9-15 Join the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island for its first annual weeklong “shellabration”! Explore the more than 250 different kinds of shells that can be found on the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Fun activities available for shell fans of all ages. Get ready to learn, laugh and to love the fascinating world of sea shells. www.shellmuseum.org. October + November — Community Events Continued Nov 9- 15 CRACKER FEST November 14 From 6 - 10 PM, come out to the The Bait Box on Sanibel to celebrate Florida’s cultural heritage while raising support for local water quality and conservation with the Sanibel Captiva Chapter of START (Solutions to Avoid Red Tide). This year’s bash comes complete with dining, line dancing lessons, auction and enjoying the company of friends and family. Plus, Uproot Hootenanny performs under the stars. www.sanibelseaschool.org. Nov 14
Nov 14- 17
FORT MYERS BOAT SHOW November 14-17 Don’t miss the premier boat show on Florida’s west coast! Boats of every type,
marine products and services for both enthusiasts and novices are showcased. You can attend informative seminars on fishing, diving, and boat safety. The show, now in its 41st year, also includes a large kayaking section with daily seminars, products displays and information about Lee County’s Great Calusa Blueway paddling trails. Admission is $9. www.goboatingflorida.com.
Nov 21- 30
AMERICAN SANDSCULPTING CHAMPIONSHIP + BEACH FESTIVAL November 21-30
Dig your toes in the Fort Myers Beach sand at the 27th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championship and Beach Festival, where over 1,000 tons of sand is plied and sculpted! This fun-filled event includes world class master sand sculptors, state championship contest, amateur contest, quick sand speed sculpting, demonstrations and lessons, chain saw art, flying colors, kids activity area, and more than 60 vendors on site. Bring the sunscreen! $5 entry fee. www.fmbsandsculpting.com.
October + November — In Concert
THE POWER OF MUSIC October 2 Ethan Bortnick with Special guest Damian McGinty. The youngest performer ever to headline an international concert tour, 13-year-old pianist, singer, composer and entertainer Ethan Bortnick brings his family music special to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on the Florida Southwestern College campus in Fort Myers. For this 7 PM appearance, Ethan stages a band, a children’s choir, and even audience members. Tickets for Ethan’s energetic show always go fast. www.bbmannpah.com.
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