Family events this weekend, Nov. 3-5

Family events in Southwest Florida this weekend, Nov. 3-5:

FRIDAY, NOV. 3

20th annual American Indian Arts Celebration — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. November 3-4. On the festival grounds across from the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. $ 10 for adults, $ 7.50 for seniors and students ages 5-18 or with college ID. Free parking. Artisans, food vendors, children’s crafts, music, dance demonstrations, arts demonstrations, wildlife shows, storytelling and alligator wrestling. ahtahthiki.com

Art Walk — 6-10 p.m. Downtown Fort Myers. Always on the First Friday, visit the many galleries, exhibitions and performances. Free.

Free Tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House — 10:30 a.m. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, FL 33914. Every Monday, Friday and Saturday. Reservations not required.

Friends of Riverdale Library Book Sale — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4. Riverdale Branch Library, 2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905. Find a large variety of fiction, nonfiction and specialty books. Prices start at 25 cents for a paperback book and $ 1 for a hardcover book. 

Moonlight Paddle — 6-8 p.m. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve, East end of Southeast 23 Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33990. Paddle around the waters of Eco Preserve by the light of the full (or nearly full) moon. Meeting location given upon registration. A limited number of single and tandem kayaks are available; specify your choice upon registration. $ 35 per person, or $ 10 if you bring your own kayak. 239-549-4606.

More: Kids can get cash for candy in Naples, Fort Myers

More: Parental Advisory: The trouble with parenting a know-it-all

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 4

20th annual American Indian Arts Celebration — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. November 3-4. On the festival grounds across from the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. $ 10 for adults, $ 7.50 for seniors and students ages 5-18 or with college ID. Free parking. Artisans, food vendors, children’s crafts, music, dance demonstrations, arts demonstrations, wildlife shows, storytelling and alligator wrestling. ahtahthiki.com

MOMS ONLY EVENT: “A Bad Moms Christmas” Naples Girls’ Night Out — 7:15 p.m. Paragon Pavilion Movie Theater, 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Mix and mingle before the movie; grab a drink and a bite to eat. Toy donations will be collected for Team Damian. Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink. 239-784-3509.

Bikers for Babies Event — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Two locations: Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers, and Naples Harley-Davidson, 3645 Gateway Lane, Naples. Free admission. Join the March of Dimes at for family-friendly pre-registration events packed with engaging activities, including food trucks, music and vendors throughout the day. The ride will be on November 5. 239-271-2564. bikersforbabies.org/swflorida

“Bruce’s Big Move” Storytime — 11 a.m. Three Barnes & Noble locations: Waterside Shops, 5377 Tamiami Trail, Naples; Coconut Point, 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero, and 13751 Tamiami Trail, south Fort Myers. Our favorite curmudgeonly bear now shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice, too. Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. As usual, nothing goes quite according to plan.

Buckler’s 25th Annual Fall Craft Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. November 4 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November 5. Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers. $ 6 for adults, free for ages 12 and younger. Home and holiday décor, artwork, jewelry, fudge and more. 386-860-0092. bucklercraftrair.com

Collier County Heart Walk — 8 a.m.-noon. Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102. The annual event raises awareness and funds to fight America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers: heart disease and stroke. Festivities begin at 8 a.m., the walk starts at 9 a.m. The event is free, with donations accepted. There is no registration. The Heart Walk includes: a family-friendly, non-competitive 3-mile route, pet treats and water stations (leashed pets welcome), sponsor booths, heart-healthy information, giveaways and snacks. 239-495-4915. collierheartwalk.org

Dancing Classrooms Fall Exhibition — 11 a.m.-noon. Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. In the back parking lot facing the lake. Fifth-graders from Lee County public schools exhibit their ballroom dancing skills. miromaroutlets.com

Family Friendly Food Truck Fundraiser — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Alico Family Golf, 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers. $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for kids. Activities included with admission: mini golf, driving range and 9-hole short course. Plus, live music, food trucks and local brewery samples. Benefits Eva’s Closet.

Florida Panther Festival — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. Free with regular admission, which is free on Nov. 4 for Collier residents. Meet Uno, a blind panther rescued from the wild and talk with wildlife experts on a variety of topics. 239-262-5409. floridapantherfestival.com

Friends of Riverdale Library Book Sale — 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 3-4. Riverdale Branch Library, 2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, FL 33905. Find a large variety of fiction, nonfiction and specialty books. Prices start at 25 cents for a paperback book and $ 1 for a hardcover book.

Girl Scout Doll Club Tea Party — 2 p.m. Mayflower Church, 2900 County Barn Road, Naples. This year’s theme is “Barbie’s Closet — Then and Now.” Girl Scouts learn about the inspiration and development of the Barbie doll empire while having a fun and creative afternoon. If you would like, bring a Barbie doll of your own to join in (labeled with your name) and dress up in your Sunday best, as Barbie would do for an occasion. Girls earn a Barbie patch, too. For girls ages 7-12 who love Barbies. Space is limited. RSVP to linziev@hotmail.com.

Guided Historic Tours — 10-11:30 a.m. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928. Explore the 19th century religious Koreshan settlement, its structures and gardens, and learn about these idealistic pioneers. $ 2 for adults, $ 1 for children over 6, plus park admission.

Improv Cafe! Youth Improv — 4-6 p.m. Center for Performing Arts, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. $ 6 for youth, $ 10 for adults. See CFABS’ own youth improv group “Mission Improvable,” trained through CFABS youth theater and improv classes. Snacks and beverages available. 239-495-8989. artcenterbonita.org

Jobs and Volunteer Workshop for Teens — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. William “Bill” Austin Youth Center, 315 S.W. Second Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33991. A job and volunteer workshop for teens with Nancy Frede. Participants learn how to search for jobs and volunteer opportunities, write a cover letter and resume, and get tips for interviewing. Free for grades 6-12. To register, call 242-3950.

LIFEwalk 2017 — 7:30 a.m.-noon. Jaycee Park, 4125 S.E. 20th Place, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Benefits Lifeline Family Center, which helps single pregnant mothers ages 16-25 and their children, with housing, guidance, and education and career opportunities for two years after the baby’s birth.

MS Day in SWFL: A Health and Wellness Fair — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Suite 103, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. A free health fair to increase awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) while raising money to support the programs that the center provides. Bring the kids for a chance to get up close and personal with the North Naples firefighters and their truck, or watch a martial arts “board break-a-thon” presented by the students of Tiger Rock Martial Arts.The health fair will also feature a haircut-a-thon, free chair massages, mini-fitness classes, food vendors, wellness vendors and more.

Mommy and Me Yoga — 9-10 a.m. Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point, 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105, Estero. Yoga instructor Nicole Traum of Lee Health Wellness Center will lead a free community mommy and me yoga session for moms and children up to age 3. Bring a mat. Reservations required. 239-495-4475.

Nature of Cape Coral Bus Tours — 8 a.m.-noon. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. $ 15. Join a knowledgeable guide from the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife on this tour to see the real nature of Cape Coral. Possible sightings include burrowing owls, manatees, osprey, eagles, scrub jays, hawks and other shore and songbirds. Registration required. Bring a camera and binoculars. 239-549-4606.

Pop-Up Adventure Play — 1-4 p.m. Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Free for all ages. In the Practice Field (across from the Lockmiller Child Care Center). Pop-Up Adventure Playgrounds are free, public celebrations of child-directed play, stocked with loose parts (such as cardboard boxes, fabric, tape and string) and staffed by playworkers. Register by calling 239-489-9382 or email Popupplay.fsw@gmail.com.

Taste of Lee — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., Fort Myers. $ 5 for ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger. This family event highlights the great restaurants of Lee County. Features entertainment with a kids’ area, music and featured businesses throughout the park.

Tin Can Tourists Vintage RV Show — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928. Free with park admission. Experience the original “Tiny House,” view vintage travel trailers, bus conversions, retro campers and more. 239-992-0311. friendsofkoreshan.org/koreshan-events-sponsorship-form

True Tours’ Haunted History Tour — 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. $ 14. This 90-minute walking tour offers glimpses into the unseen, with stories of the reputed paranormal activity of those who cannot or will not leave the buildings in which they lived…or died. Reservations required. 239-945-0405. truetours.net

True Tours’ River District History Tour — 10:30 a.m.-noon. The Franklin Shops, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. This 90-minute walking tour educates and entertains with narratives of local history and acquaint you with the colorful personalities of the founders of the city. 239-945-0405. truetours.net

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 5

35th annual Taste of the Town — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. $ 10 general admission, free for ages 12 and younger, $ 60 VIP.  Restaurants from all over Southwest Florida serve “tastes” of their best dishes. Each “taste” costs $ 2-$ 5. There’s also music by local bands and children’s entertainment. Benefits the Junior League of Fort Myers. jlfmtaste.com.

Autoberfest: Food Truck Wars — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $ 5 for general admission, free for kids. Free parking. More than 40 gourmet food trucks compete in five categories, including People’s Choice. There’s also a fire truck pull, kids’ zone, live entertainment and a beer garden. Proceeds benefit Collier County charities and Irma Hurricane relief in Collier County.

Bikers for Babies Ride — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Starts at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples. Ends at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers. Free admission; advance tickets for the ride are $ 25 for a rider, $ 15 for a passenger. The 17th annual Bikers for Babies ride is the longest police escorted ride for Bikers for Babies in the country. At Six Bends, there will be food, entertainment, refreshments and vendors. Registration starts at 9 a.m. for the ride at 11 a.m. 239-271-2564. bikersforbabies.org/swflorida

Bonita Springs Concert Band — 2-4 p.m. Riverside Park, 26740 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs. Free. “Dedicated to Those Who Serve” with guest soloists Carolann Sanita and Gerritt VanderMeer.

Everglades Wonder Gardens Reopens with Free Admission — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Everglades Wonder Gardens, 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. A ribbon-cutting ceremony begins the celebration at 11 a.m. There will be free refreshments, wildlife encounters, a photo booth and musical entertainment by Antonio Correia. There will also be raffle table with items from the local community, with all proceeds benefiting the Gardens. Nearly 1,000 volunteer hours have gone into recovery efforts at the Wonder Gardens since Hurricane Irma struck. evergladeswondergardens.com

Family Day — Noon-5 p.m. Millennial Brewing Company, 1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers. Free admission. Food truck, bounce house/slide, face painting, kids’ activities and kids’ movies on a big screen. 239-271-2255.

Fort Myers Drum Circle — 7-9 p.m. every Sunday. Centennial Park, Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Drummers, dancers, jugglers, hula hoopers, everyone welcome. Bring a chair and instrument or come just to listen.

Pine Island Elementary Fishing Tournament & Derby — 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Olde Fish House Marina and Restaurant, 4530 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha. Free for kids to fish, $ 60 for adult tournament, free entry to festivities. Fish fry, live music. Benefits Pine Island Elementary School. matlachahookers.org

Read or Share this story: http://newspr.es/2hwKyuK

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Google Alert – harley davidson events

Craig Ballantyne

I love anything to do with Harley Davidson and have two beautiful children and a beautiful partner. In my spare time i like building websites and love anything to do with the internet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *