Below is a short list of upcoming events in the area. For more things to do, click here.
Tarpon Fishing With Lures Seminar: April 11, 6pm - 7pm, Laishley Marine
Covering lure fishing techniques for tarpon in Charlotte and Lee County waters. Visit facebook.com/IntrepidAngler. Apr. 11, 6:00–7:00 pm. Laishley Marine, 3415 Tamiami Tr., Punta Gorda
Annual Great Seashell Hunt: April 12, 10:30am, Boca Grande
Annual Great Seashell Hunt presented by Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS) and Gasparilla Island State Park. Reservations required: 941.964.0060. Visit facebook.com/BarrierIslandParksSociety for details. Note: $6 toll to cross the bridge. Apr. 12, 10:30 am. BIPS picnic pavilion, 8 80 Belcher Rd., Boca Grande
Egg-stra Special Egg Hunt: April 15, 9am - 12pm, Port Charlotte
Free event! Egg hunt, bounce houses, crafts, free popcorn and cotton candy. Sensory-friendly experience exclusively for children with special needs and their families: 9:00–10:00 am; open to general public 10:00 am–noon. Visit facebook.com/heartsofedgewaterfamilies. Apr. 15, 9:00 am–noon. 19190 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte
53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt: April 15, 9am, North Charlotte Regional Park
53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt games, bounce houses, ice cream truck, face painting, fun races, blood drive, raffle prizes, and the Easter Bunny! Bring your Easter Basket. Free and open to the public. Visit facebook.com/CharlotteFLParksRec. Apr. 15, 9:00 am. 1185 Odonnell Blvd., Port Charlotte
Animal Welfare League presents Easter Photos by John Bass: April 15, 10am - 2pm, Port Charlotte
Animal Welfare League presents Easter Photos by John Bass $10 for photo and frame, all pets are welcome! Proceeds benefit AWL. Visit facebook.com/awl.pets for details. Apr. 15, 10:00–2:00 pm. AWL Pets, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte
Easter Brunch at The Hills: April 16, 9am, Rotonda
Easter Brunch at The Hills Adults: $18.95, children 10 and under: $10.95. Seating: 9:-00 am–3:00 pm. Pictures with the Easter Bunny: 9:00–11:00 am; Easter Egg Hunt begins at 9:30 am. Reservations required: 941.697.4880 Visit rotondagolf. com or facebook.com/rotondagolf. Apr. 16, 9:00 am. 100 Rotonda Cir., Rotonda
EARS Thrift Store Blow Out Yard Sale & BBQ: April 15, 10am, Englewood
Biggest sale of the year, benefiting EARS animals, featuring Shay's BBQ onsite! Visit facebook.com/EARSAnimals. Apr. 15, 10:00 am. 395 W. Dearborn St., Englewood
9th Annual Critter Classic: April 15, 7:45am, Riverwood Golf Club
A fabulous day of golfing and raising funds for the homeless animals of Suncoast Humane Society! Registration Fee $100 per golfer; visit facebook.com/ SuncoastHumaneSociety for more information and a link to sign up. Apr. 15; breakfast: 7:00 am; check-in 7:45 am. Riverwood Golf Club, 4100 Riverwood Dr., Port Charlotte
Historic Mural Tour: at your leisure, Punta Gorda
View the rich history of Punta Gorda through the beauty of mural art. The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society, through the current 28 murals, has established the city as one of the leading mural towns in the country. Book a private group tour or use this interactive map and see them at your leisure.
Peace River Weekly Paddle Group: Every Tuesday, 8:30am-11:00am, Lake Suzy
Bring sun screen, hat, and two bottles of water per person and expect to get wet! Kayak and equipment rental with loading and launching service: $20 per person; no charge if bringing own kayak. Online waiver required if renting; registration required for all. Visit kayakecotours.com to complete waiver and sign up; call 941.249.4579 with questions. Tuesdays, 8:30–11:00 am. Kayak Eco Tours, Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina, 9700 S.W. Riverview Cir., Lake Suzy
History Quest: Historical Geocaching and Questing: Ongoing, Punta Gorda
This educational treasure hunt encourages all to explore local historic sites using questing (a place-based scavenger hunt) and geocaching (an oudoor hunt using GPS devices). Participation and admission is free. Details: (941) 629-7278 or charlottecountyfl.gov.
Daily Pelican Feedings: 2:30 pm, Peace River Wildlife Center, Punta Gorda
Head to the “pelican yard” every afternoon, weather permitting, to learn about Florida native wildlife. Many wild pelicans and great blue herons stop by for lunch. Permanent residents can be viewed in their spacious habitats. $5 donation requested; no pets allowed. Open every day 11 am - 4 pm. Visit peaceriverwildlifecenter.org for more information.
Bluegrass at The Bean Depot: Every Wednesday Evening, 6:30 pm, The Bean Depot, El Jobean
The Bean Depot is a unique Florida original. The building is from 1922 and jams on bluegrass on Wednesdays. Come by for food, drinks and cool music! They start about 6:30 pm. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
It's a FREE Ride!: Free Bicycle Loaner Program, Six Locations Throughout Punta Gorda
Yellow loaner bicycles can be found at a number of locations including the Bayfront Health’s Wellness Center, Laishley Municipal Marina, Four Points by Sheraton, Fishermen’s Village Marina, Isles Yacht Club Marina and The Wyvern Hotel. Details: 941.637.8326 or teampuntagorda.org. Punta Gorda
Yoga on Englewood Beach Yoga for Every Body: Every Day, 8:30-9:30 am, Englewood Beach
Yoga on Englewood Beach Yoga for Everybody, 8:30-9;30 am every day, holidays included! Class is free, donations accepted and appreciated. Sunset Yoga 6:00-7:00 pm every Monday and Wednesday. Bring a blanket or sheet and plan to have fun. There is a fee for parking. 941.474.5511 or englewoodchamber.com for details. 2100 N. Beach Road, Englewood Beach
Englewood Beach Drum Circle: Every Sunday, an hour before sunset
The Drum Circle is an open gathering every Sunday evening, weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to drum, hoola hoop, dance or just sit and enjoy the sunset. The gathering is free.
Punta Gorda Downtown Farmer's Market: Every Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Taylor Street
Local vendors offering the best shopping experience with a wide variety of products and live music. This Farmer's Market is every Saturday (weather permitting) in Downtown Punta Gorda on Taylor Street, between W. Olympia Ave and Herald Ct.
There's lots to do in our area!
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