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Handbag Happy Hour Coming November 17

HANDBAG HAPPY HOUR RETURNS NOVEMBER 17;COLLECTION PARTY SET FOR OCTOBER 4 FORT MYERS, FLA., September…

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HANDBAG HAPPY HOUR RETURNS NOVEMBER 17;
COLLECTION PARTY SET FOR OCTOBER 4

FORT MYERS, FLA., September 22, 2022 – Handbag Happy Hour returns to Fort Myers Thursday, November 17, with high-end designer handbags and lots more to be auctioned to benefit The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation at The Shell Factory.

“We are so excited to bring this fabulous event back again this year,” said Pam Cronin, event chair and owner of The Shell Factory and Nature Park. “We have more than 100 new and previously loved handbags from celebrities and local supporters.”

Cronin and her committee are currently soliciting new and gently loved handbags and men’s accessories that can be brought to a collection party Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Nevermind Awesome Bar, 927 Cape Coral Parkway. The collection party begins at 5:17 p.m. and includes appetizers and beverages.

“This is a great opportunity for fashionistas everywhere to clean out their closets and bring those gently loved handbags to the party and mingle with other handbag aficionados,” said Jennifer Nelson, who is recruiting sponsorships for the main event on November 17.

Handbag Happy Hour will be located in the lobby and Players Circle Theatre, located at the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers.

“Slipping into the Season” is the theme for this year’s event, which will create the holiday spirit and set the mood for the evening.

Cronin and Nelson emphasized that Handbag Happy Hour is a fund-raising event for both men and women. As a special added attraction for men, a Cigar & Whiskey Bar will be set up, which also is available for sponsorship.

Adult and holiday beverages and appetizers are included in the ticket price of $75 per person.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.shellfactory.com or 239.995.2141 extension 110. For sponsorship information, contact Jennifer Nelson at 239-826-0556.
All proceeds will benefit The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, which provides transportation funding for Lee County school children to visit the park. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

About The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation
The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation is located at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers and provides new and enhanced habitats, nutritious meals and enrichment for the animals, birds, reptiles and fish that call the Nature Park home. Contributions also provide funding for transportation for Lee County School students to visit the park. The organization’s mission is to provide an educational and fun experience for local school children by providing the opportunity to learn about and explore the animals and the environment. For more information or to make a tax-deductible gift, visit www.shellfactorynaturepark.com .

Hugh Thimlar's Legacy Lives On Through Tribute Game🏀

SEPTEMBER 2022 2022 Hugh Thimlar Tribute Game Honors City Of Palms Founder Without legend, humanitarian…

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SEPTEMBER 2022

2022 Hugh Thimlar Tribute Game Honors City Of Palms Founder

Without legend, humanitarian and leader in social change Hugh Thimlar, there would be no City Of Palms Classic. So it’s only fitting that the event continues to honor his legacy with the 2022 Hugh Thimlar Tribute Game, which will feature Gateway High School & First Baptist Academy. The game will be the third game of opening day on Friday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m.

For Gateway High School, Coach Quran Pettijohn’s young team made a big splash out of the gate last season, upsetting Canterbury to win its first district title. They return their entire nucleus, including 6’7” senior Eugene Alvin & 6’2” junior Tavian Cook.

First Baptist Academy is coming off an incredibly successful 2021-2022 season as well, finishing 26-3. They will be led into the City Of Palms Classic by 6’2” senior Latrell Davis & 6’4” senior Olsen Henry.

As coach of then-Edison Junior College, Hugh Thimlar created a junior college national powerhouse over 26 seasons. Overall, the World War II veteran won 604 games over 40 seasons as a head coach in Indiana and Florida. He then founded the City of Palms tournament, called the News-Press Christmas Basketball Tournament, in 1973, with seven teams competing at Edison in a regional tournament.

“He put together the first News-Press Christmas Basketball Tournament and basically ran it for 12 years,” said tournament executive director John Naylor, who came up with the idea to honor Thimlar with the tribute game. “He was more than a basketball coach. He contributed greatly to sports awareness and probably to Edison’s presence in the community.”

Thimlar always talked with pride about his former players whether it was at the college or high school levels. His accomplishments were game changers, like: He helped put Indiana and Kentucky high school basketball on the map in a special way as founder of the Indiana-Kentucky High School All-Star series that is still played today.

He was the first to have black players play in Kentucky for the Indiana team. He also was founder of the Hoosier Basketball Clinic. Thimlar was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

His players won all-American and all-state honors, including Bill Hodges, who coached Larry Bird and Indiana State to the 1979 NCAA championship game where the Sycamores lost to Michigan State and Magic Johnson.
Off the court and in the classroom, Thimlar focused on academic success as 66 former Edison players went on to graduate from four-year universities.

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets for the 2022 City of Palms Classic Are Now Available

This year there are a few changes in our ticketing process that will enhance our fan experience.

First, ALL seats will be reserved. There will not be any General Admission offered. What this means is that everyone will purchase a specific seat location. As a courtesy to all fans, please sit in your assigned seat.

Second, we have added another level of ticketing (Level III). This “Economy Ticket Package” will offer a lower cost option for both 6-Day and Single Day Tickets with great seating.

Third, Reserved Ticket: LEVEL IV (formerly General Admission), Single Day Tickets are available in Sections 101, 102, 103, 111, and 113 (the bleacher seats). A Single Day LEVEL IV Ticket for days 1, 2, 3, and 4 is $22, including the processing fee. Tickets for days 5 and 6 are $27, including the processing fee. THESE TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 5:00 PM EACH DAY AND CAN NOT BE PURCHASED ONLINE

LISTED BELOW IS A RECAP OF ALL TICKETING OPTIONS

RESERVED 6-DAY PACKAGES (20% Discount from the Single Day Price)

1. The 6-Day Preferred Ticket Package: A Single Seat 6-Day Ticket Package for $290, including the processing fee with seating in the first two rows directly behind the Team Benches and the Scorer’s Table (West side of the arena), or the opposite side, first and second rows (east side of the arena (LEVEL I)). Sections 106, 107, 108, 116, 117, and 118.

2. The 6-Day Reserved Ticket Package: A Single Seat 6-Day Ticket Package for $168, including the processing fee for the remaining seating on the East; West sides of the arena (LEVEL II). Sections 106, 107, 108, 116, 117, and 118.

3. The 6-Day Economy Ticket Package: A Single Seat 6-Day Ticket Package for $140, including the processing fee (LEVEL III) Sections 104, 105, 109, 110, 114, 115, 119, and 120.

VIP Parking: A 6-Day Parking Pass in the parking lot closest to the arena is available for $65, including the processing fee.

RESERVED SINGLE-DAY TICKETS

1. Reserved Ticket: LEVEL II Single Day Tickets are available in Sections 106, 108, 116, 117, and 118 for days 1, 2, 3, and 4 for $32. Days 5 and 6 tickets are $37, including the processing fee.

2. Reserved Ticket: LEVEL III Single Day Tickets are available in Sections 104, 105, 109, 110, 114, 115, 119, and 120 for days 1, 2, 3, and 4 for $27. Days 5 and 6 tickets are $32, including the processing fee.

3. Reserved Ticket: LEVEL IV (formerly General Admission), Single Day Tickets are available in sections 101, 102, 103, 111, and 113. A Single Day LEVEL IV Ticket for days 1, 2, 3, and 4 is $22, including the processing fee. Tickets for days 5 and 6 are $27, including the processing fee. THESE TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 5:00 PM EACH DAY

A SPECIAL RATE OF $10 FOR THE 3-POINT SHOOTOUT AND THE SLAM DUNK EVENT ON SUNDAY WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING AT 6:00 PM (AT THE BOX OFFICE ONLY)

A SPECIAL STUDENT RATE for days 1, 2, 3, and 4 is $12, including the processing fee. Tickets for days 5 and 6 are $17, including the processing fee. AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE ONLY (FOR SAME-DAY PURCHASE)—WITH A VALID STUDENT ID

NEW Tickets May be purchased in the following ways:

1. Online Get Tickets

2. Call the Box Office at 239-481-4849 or 1-800-440-7469

3. Visit the Barbara B. Mann Box Office (available now) or the FSW Suncoast Credit Union Arena Office (Starting November 1).

Box office hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and one hour prior to the first game each day.

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Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced treatments, including targeted therapies, genomic-based treatment and immunotherapy. With over 250 physicians, 220 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home.
We utilize a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care.

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FCS serves patients throughout Florida, on the Gulf Coast from Naples to Tallahassee, Central Florida and on the East Coast from Palm Beach County to Jacksonville.

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A Powerhouse of talent Aisha de Haas pays tribute to Jazz Legends in Great Ladies of Jazz!

"Aisha de Haas... A Powerhouse of talent" - Chicago Theater Review On November 13, Aisha…

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“Aisha de Haas… A Powerhouse of talent” – Chicago Theater Review

On November 13, Aisha De Haas joins Gulf Coast Symphony for the Great Ladies of Jazz. Born into a musical family in New York City, music soon brought the family to Chicago where, at the age of 8, Aisha began singing with the world renowned Chicago Children’s Choir. She then studied bel canto singing with acclaimed voice teacher Lena McLin who ensured her students had a strong foundation while singing a variety of styles.

Graduating from Columbia College Chicago where she was mentored by Sheldon Patinkin, Aisha’s professional career began with Little Shop Of Horrors at the Royal George Theater, Four Saints In Three Acts with Chicago Opera Theater and several productions at The Goodman Theater. She returned to New York in 1997 and in 1998 did her first Broadway show – Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk with Savion Glover, followed by RENT and Caroline, Or Change.

Her work off-Broadway includes Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss And What I Wore and Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show. Her television appearances include Shades Of Blue, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, The Today Show and movie roles include Across The Universe, RENT , The Secret Lives Of Dentists and Marci X.

Don’t miss your chance to see Aisha perform on the stage together with Gulf Coast Symphony in Great Ladies of Jazz.

Great Ladies of Jazz
November 13, 7:00pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Award winning jazz vocalists Natalie Douglas and Aisha de Haas join the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective and full symphony orchestra for an unforgettable tribute to our greatest female Jazz artists. Hear your favorite Jazz arrangements from Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and many more. This is an evening you will not want to miss.

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Upcoming CRA Board of Commissioners Meeting

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The next meeting of the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners will be held at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, Oscar M. Corbin, Jr. City Hall, 2200 Second Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.

The agenda is available to the public a week in advance of the meeting on the following link, City Meeting Center

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They Have Arrived

Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.Have it your way, online or in-person. Support FGCU Academy |…

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Support FGCU Academy | Make a Memorable Gift Now

The Academy’s program fees only cover a fraction of its operating costs. The Academy relies on the purchase of memberships and donations to carry us the rest of the way. Without your support, this vital community lifelong learning and outreach program would not be possible. Thank you for your generosity.

September 2022

FGCU Academy
Getting Ready for Fall at FGCU Academy

Greetings, Printed catalogs are now available for you to pick up at the Naples Center. They will be available at your local libraries next week.

Our Fall line-up is ready & waiting for you. Registrations are coming in. Sign up early to get your spot. You can always cancel. (If you wish to withdraw from a program, please notify the Academy at 239-434-4737 no later than 5pm, 3 business days prior to the first session of the program in order to receive a refund.) Our goal is to not have to cancel any classes this fall due to low registration. We need you to help us achieve this goal by registering now!

We have added some new locations for courses (Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs and Kleist Center on the FGCU main campus in Fort Myers).

We are excited about the return of our Salke Contemporary Art Series this winter (after a 2 year hiatus). You can sign up now for the series or individual classes.

We are looking forward to our Sunday movie series, Mah Jongg classes and so much more. Grab yourself a copy of the catalog and start checking off your courses.

For those of you who won’t be down until January, we have plenty of courses available online for you to participate in as well.

See you soon!!

If you would like to have FGCU Academy provide programs at your community, click below and send us an email with your information: who the contact person is, their email and phone number along with name of your community. We will be happy to reach out and discuss the possibilities with them.

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Program Guides

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SINGLE LECTURE CLASSES

Get Ready to Vote in the November Elections
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – September 23 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
@ Naples Center/Online – October 13 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Election Day 2022 is November 8. In this presentation, we will review the federal, state and local offices and candidates, and the proposed amendments to the Florida constitution that will be on the ballot for Collier County voters. Join us and get a jump-start on being a more informed voter.

Beyond Snapshots: Taking the Best Photos
@ Naples Center – September 26 | 10 – 12 p.m.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do all of those other photographs look better than mine?” While it is easy to tell the difference between a snapshot and a real photograph, it is not always easy to pinpoint what qualities made your picture one or the other. This composition lecture will help you identify the attributes to turn your photos into works of art.

The Legacy of J.S. Bach and His Sons: Lecture & Concert
@ Moorings Park – September 26 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach has had a profound influence on composers and musicians to the present day. Bach, who came from a reputable lineage of church musicians, fathered twenty children, four of whom distinguished themselves as composers and musicians in their own right. The works of each of his sons bear the influence of their father, who was their mentor, while also reflecting the contemporary Roccoco and Classical styles that had supplanted the Baroque tradition. Enjoy a presentation of music by J.S. Bach and of four of his sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Phillip Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian.

Five Eyes: Global Espionage, Eavesdropping and the Collection of Communications Intelligence
@ Siena Lakes – September 27 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Since World War II, the U.S. and U.K. have had an alliance to jointly collect and share communications intelligence. That agreement has expanded to include other types of intelligence. It also grew to include Australia, Canada and New Zealand and became called Five Eyes. It is the most effective intelligence alliance in history. Join us for a fascinating introduction into the world of signals intelligence and global eavesdropping. Topics include: history, types of intelligence, agencies involved, third parties, Nine Eyes, 14 Eyes, Atlantic Charter, VENONA, Soviet Spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, ECHELON, Pine Gap, NSA Hawaii, Edward Snowden, leaks, cyberwarfare, intelligence partnerships, Israel, emerging issues and 5G.

The Balkan Countries — Clash of Cultures
@ Naples Center / Online Webinar – September 27 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

The Balkans – Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia – is where three major religions came together and in the thousand years since, the area has seldom known peace. Come and visit where one of the most beautiful places in the world but still haunted by its troubled past.

Catherine the Great
@ The Arlington – September 27 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Bright, ambitious and imbued with ideas of the Enlightenment, Catherine rose from a German princess to Empress of Russia through her wits and wiles, not to mention intrigue and the convenient elimination of her husband. Her correspondence with the great minds of the day is legendary. She had grand plans for Russia, and encouraged by her lover Potemkin, set about the expansion, modernization and education of the country. Although her reign also saw the violently dangerous Pugachev rebellion, Catherine’s accomplishments and devotion to Russia have earned her a place among history’s most Enlightened Despots.

U.S. National Security Council: Pivotal Role in Coordinating U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy
@ Moorings Park Grey Oaks – September 27 | 4 – 6 p.m.
@ Siena Lakes – December 6 | 10 – 12 p.m.

Ambassador Hugo Llorens recently retired from the U.S. diplomatic service. In his distinguished 36-year career, he served twice as Ambassador in Honduras and Afghanistan. Llorens also served at the White House on the National Security staff as a Director for President George W. Bush. In that role and in other senior assignments, he gained an intimate perspective of the NSC’s critical role coordinating U.S. Foreign and Defense policy. He is eager to share his knowledge/experiences and underscore that efficacious policy requires a smooth running NSC.

Back by popular demand
International Film and Documentary Discussion Series (3 films)

REGISTER NOW to RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

LION
@ Naples Center – October 16 | 2 p.m.

PAIN & GLORY
@ Naples Center – November 13 | 2 p.m.

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
@ Naples Center – December 11 | 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is strongly advised. Participants may register for the series (NC4851) or for any of the individual films. Join fellow film lovers as we watch and discuss films from around the world. Award winning, thought provoking, heart pounding and life changing cinema that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Lion
October 16 at 2pm, Sunday
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Pain and Glory
November 13 at 2pm, Sunday
A director in the twilight of his career reflects on his life as past and present come crashing down on him in this Cannes award-winning film from Pedro Almodóvar.

As it is in Heaven
December 11 at 2pm, Sunday
A famous international conductor returns to his small childhood town in Sweden for early retirement. He’s asked to help with the church choir after which everyone’s lives will be forever changed.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Instructor: John Guerra

iPhone/iPad: Tips, Tricks & Secrets of Apple’s Newest Operating System iOS 16
@ Pelican Landing – October 28 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – October 6 | 2 – 3 p.m.

Join this lecture-style presentation to learn all of the new features, upgrades and enhancements of Apple’s newest operating system for iPhone and iPad, iOS 16. We will explore tips, tricks and secrets that make using your device easier, more powerful and efficient.

Apple iPhone/iPad Settings: iCloud, Notifications, Focus and More
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – September 29 | 1 – 2 p.m.

Settings is one of the most important Apps on your iPhone/ iPad; it is where you customize and control how your device functions. If you have not spent quality time in the Settings app, you do not fully understand how your devices can work for you. This lecture-style presentation will explore how to configure the most important settings on your iPhone and iPad, including iCloud, Notifications, Focus, Display & Brightness, Privacy, Apple Pay and many more.

Computer and Internet Security for Desktops, Laptops, Phones and Tablets – How to Stay Safe & Protect
@ Naples Center or Online via Zoom – September 30 | 10 -11:30 a.m.

Everyday across the country, millions of people fall victim to viruses, spyware, malware, keystroke loggers, ransomware, phishing schemes and hacking. Join this lecture-style presentation to better understand all these threats and how to best protect yourself against them. Defend yourself and your computing devices against the while protecting your identity and keeping your personal information safe. This lecture is appropriate for all Windows, Android and Apple users and is one of the most important technology lectures you can take.

Apple Watch Tips, Tricks & Secrets of the New Watch OS9
@ Commons Club at The Brooks – October 4 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Join this lecture-style presentation as we explore the many features of the Apple Watch. It’s not just about telling time, it’s about phone calls, email messages, maps, music, photos, health tracking, Apple Pay, Fall Detection and so much more.

LOOKING AHEAD – see what’s coming

• Influential Speeches of World War II
• Armageddon’s Only Weapon is the Sword of Truth
• President Richard Nixon’s Foreign Policy (1969-74)
• 5-Week Spanish Crash Course for Beginners
• Father and Son Spies – Jim and Nat Nicholson
• Love and Treachery – Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
• Recovering Nazi Plunder – World War II Monuments Men

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2023 Travel

Travel The World With FGCU Academy
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

Brochures now available for all tours – see below

INSIDER’S JAPAN – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 20 – June 1, 2023 | 13 days
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

UNTAMED ALASKA – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
August 20 – 30, 2023 | 11 days
Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.

LEGENDARY TURKEY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGAL – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.

PEARLS OF DALMATIA – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

CLASSIC GERMANY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 21 – October 3, 2023 | 13 days
Classic Germany: it’s the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Alps, royal castles and half-timbered houses, charming villages and historic Nuremberg, culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. It’s history of note – and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour.

SICILY IN DEPTH – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine … a feast for all the senses.

ISRAEL: TIMELESS WONDERS – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen¬ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.

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Pushing the Envelope, Inc. Prepares to Launch Annual CAN IT! Campaign

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE PREPARES TO LAUNCH 12TH ANNUAL CAN IT! CAMPAIGN FOOD DRIVE Drop-Off Locations…

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PUSHING THE ENVELOPE PREPARES TO LAUNCH 12TH ANNUAL CAN IT! CAMPAIGN FOOD DRIVE

Drop-Off Locations Sought For 2022 Food Drive

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sept. 20, 2022 – Pushing the Envelope, Inc. (PTE) is seeking drop-off locations to participate in their 12th Annual CAN IT! Campaign food drive set to launch on Saturday, Oct. 15. This drive was created to help area residents in need and will benefit Community Cooperative (CCI). PTE has set a collection goal of 3,500 non-perishable food items this year.

While PTE has collected an estimated 20,000 pounds of food since starting the CAN IT! Campaign 12 years ago, hunger remains an ongoing problem in Southwest Florida. PTE’s CAN IT! food drive aims to feed families throughout the area for the holiday season and beyond.

To serve as a drop-off location, businesses are simply asked to provide an area where the public can drop off non-perishable food items between Saturday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Nov. 15, during their regular business hours. They are also encouraged to collect donations from their staff and customers as well if they choose.

All CAN IT! 2022 drop-off locations will receive materials for promoting the food drive and will be recognized in all publicity, social media posts, and on the website. Instructions for delivering the collected items at the campaign’s end will also be provided. There is no cost associated with participating.

Individuals or businesses interested in donating or serving as a drop-off location this holiday season, may call (239) 221- 2858 or email caitlyn@getpushing.com or visit https://www.getpushing.com/community/can-it/ for more information.

ABOUT PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, INC.
Pushing the Envelope, Inc. is a strategic marketing communication firm. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally. For more information, please call (239) 221-2858, visit www.getpushing.com, or email Info@GetPushing.com.

ABOUT COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE
Community Cooperative is an innovative nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization made up of social service entrepreneurs fighting to end hunger and homelessness in our community. The agency provides more than 14,000 meals each month through its Community Cafés and Marketplace and Meals on Wheels programs and offers homeless and comprehensive case management services through its Social & Education Resource Centers.

A proud United Way partner, Community Cooperative serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and Fort Myers Beach. Community Cooperative works in close partnership with The Harry Chapin Food Bank and The School District of Lee County as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups, churches, businesses, and community support organizations.

Matinee Musical Theatre Series at the Music & Arts Community Center!

Musicals at the MACC!Matinee Tickets now on sale! Gulf Coast Symphony Family,Now is your opportunity…

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Musicals at the MACC!
Matinee Tickets now on sale!

Gulf Coast Symphony Family,
Now is your opportunity to enjoy a Musical Theatre Series at the MACC and attend matinee performances. Along with the World Premiere of Snowbird Follies, a brand new whimsical holiday revue, enjoy three additional hilarious comedies—The Thing About Men, Forever Plaid and Nunsense—in a convenient afternoon package. And when you purchase a Musical Theatre Series, you are first in line to receive special offers and access to pre-sales for newly announced programs. Beat the rush and enjoy the very BEST seats! You can select any 3 or 4 shows and create the package you like!

Select any 3 or 4 shows to save 25%!

Snowbird Follies:
A Holiday Revue
December 3 – 18

Nomads from the North have been flocking to the sunshine state for well over 100 years. Come enjoy a whimsical musical yuletide celebration with a winking nod to Fort Myers’ original snowbirds, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

From “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” to “White Christmas”, this revue is playful journey through decades of holiday favorites, sprinkled with local history.

The Thing About Men
January 19 – February 4

The Thing About Men is a musical comedy based on the 1985 German farcical film Men by Doris Dörrie. With music by Jimmy Roberts and lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro, it was written as a follow-up to their long-running musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (which the Gulf Coast Symphony produced last season).

The plot revolves around a love triangle and shows what men will do to keep their pride and love affairs intact. The show is a comic exploration of men, modern marriage, and friendship.

Forever Plaid
February 15 – March 11

Forever Plaid is one of Broadway’s most popular and successful musicals. This deliciously fun show is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies! Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. At this moment their heavenly journey and final chance at musical glory begins.

Nunsense
April 13 – 29

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon!!! (Nunsense.com)

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18th Annual Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball benefitting the American Cancer Society - Saturday, October 8

American Cancer Society Announces 18th Annual Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball to be held on…

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18th Annual Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball benefitting the American Cancer Society - Saturday, October 8

American Cancer Society Announces

18th Annual Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball to be held on October 8

FORT MYERS (DATE) – The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the 2022 Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Coconut Point on Saturday, October 8. The Cattle Baron’s Ball is the American Cancer Society’s signature western event with more than 50 events nationwide. This year, we celebrate 18 years and an amazing history of support in Lee County. Since its inception, the event has raised $4 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

This year’s mission moment will support the newly created Lee and Collier County Health Equity Fund. Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it does not affect everyone equally. Many barriers can impact a person’s ability to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer and the American Cancer Society is committed to actively working towards ending cancer disparities. This fund will support programs related to transportation and lodging grants, as well as increasing screening efforts with partners in our community.

The 18th annual Lee County Cattle Baron’s Ball will feature line dancing and music from Whiskey Country, along with a live and silent auction, bull riding, axe throwing, and a custom designed menu from the Hyatt. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, or to purchase tickets, please visit leecattlebarons.com or contact Nina Gasparrini, Associate Director of Development, at (239) 321-5018 or nina.gasparrini@cancer.org.

FWC to host Florida State Fish Art Contest

FWC to host Florida State Fish Art ContestThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC),…

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FWC to host Florida State Fish Art Contest

FWC to host Florida State Fish Art Contest
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with Wildlife Forever, is excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Fish Art Contest is now open. Since 1997, the contest has grown into an internationally recognized youth conservation program, drawing thousands of entries each year from across the country.

The FWC will host the Florida State Fish Art Contest again this year for the state. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade can compete in this free contest for a chance to win state and national honors and prizes. This program inspires creativity while developing the next generation of anglers and conservationists.

“Fish Art started as an idea to celebrate the state fish of Minnesota, the walleye. Today, students from all over the world participate to learn about fish, water resources and conservation. We continue to see lives changed where participation in the Fish Art contest serves as building blocks for lifelong stewardship of natural resources,” said Pat Conzemius, President and CEO of Wildlife Forever.

One first place winner and one runner up will be selected for each grade bracket (kindergarten through third grade, fourth through sixth grade, seventh through ninth grade and tenth through twelfth grade), one for illustrating the best freshwater fish species and one for the best saltwater fish species. All first-place winners will advance to the National Competition to be judged for top prizes, such as the Best of Show. The deadline to enter is Feb. 28, 2023, so start designing today!

To enter, students from Florida should submit their entry at Wildlife Forever – Florida Art, consisting of the following:
• An original piece of artwork featuring any fish including one or more of the following Florida native species from the same category:
• Category 1 – Freshwater: largemouth bass, striped bass, black crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, spotted sunfish, channel catfish, florida gar, chain pickerel, bowfin.
• Category 2 – Saltwater: snook, redfish, spotted seatrout, flounder, tarpon, mahi-mahi, Spanish mackerel, hogfish, queen snapper, black grouper.
• A piece of creative writing, no longer than one page, about the chosen species (required for grades 4-12).
• A Florida State-Fish Art Contest entry form.
Florida Prizes:
• First place winners in the 10-12 grade bracket will receive 10 T-shirts printed with their artwork to give to family and friends from our partner The Florida Nomad and the shirts will also be available for sale on their website.
• The two first place winners from each grade bracket, from each category will have their artwork displayed in FWC’s freshwater or saltwater regulations guide.
• All first-place winners will have their artwork displayed at the FWC headquarters in Tallahassee.

QUESTIONS? Contact the FWC

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Florida

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AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Florida

The American Pickers are excited to return to Florida! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television
series throughout your area in December 2022.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History
Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques.

They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.
As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics.
Along the way, they want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. They hope to give historically
significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers
have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen
before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

We at American Pickers continue to take the pandemic very seriously and will be following all guidelines and
protocols for safe filming outlined by the state and CDC. Nevertheless, we are excited to continue reaching the
many collectors in the area to discuss their years of picking and are eager to hear their memorable stories!
The American Pickers TV Show is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or
someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the
better part of the day looking through we would love to hear from you! Please note, the Pickers DO NOT pick
stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public. If interested, please
send us your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to:
americanpickers@cineflix.com or call (646) 493-2184
facebook: @GotAPick
AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by
Cineflix Productions for The History
Channel. New episodes air Mondays at
9pm EST on History