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Karaoke Night at Long Marsh: March 21, 6:30pm, Rotunda Golf & Country Club
Entertainment provided by Leo's Dance Party. Visit facebook.com/rotondagolf. Mar. 21, 6:30–9:30 pm. Rotonda Golf & Country Club, 100 Rotonda Cir., Rotonda
Pedal and Play in Paradise Bicycle Tour 2017: March 24-26, Laishley Park
Pedal and Play in Paradise Bicycle Tour 2017 is about having fun, but also supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Soiety (LLS) and TEAM Punta Gorda’s Bicycle Friendly Community Initiatives. Something for everyone—the casual bike rider, more serious cyclists, mystery lovers, families, and folks who just want to tour beautiful Punta Gorda and learn about its past and future. All events begin and end at Laishley Park Pavilions. Most will pedal, but everyone is welcome to play! Visit facebook.com/PedalAndPlay and pedalandplayinparadise.com for details and to register. Mar. 24–26. Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
Trucks Gone Wild Spring Break 2017: March 24-26, Punta Gorda
Get ready to get wild and muddy! One ticket covers everything, the entire weekend: park admission, mud truck races, airboat races, truck pulls, monster mud holes, miles of trails to ride, DJ and wild contests at the stage Friday and Saturday nights, camping, vendors, and more. $65 advance ticket sales end Mar. 21 at midnight, then tickets are $70, cash-only at the gate all weekend. Visit facebook.com/MuddyWaterEntertainment for details. Mar. 24, 25, 26. Redneck Mud Park, 44570 Bermont Rd., Punta Gorda
5th Annual Moonlight Serenade: March 25, 5:45pm dinner, 7pm show, Cultural Center of Charlotte County
A delightful evening of dinner and dancing to Big Band Tunes. Dinner and show: $40 per person or $75 per couple; show only: $20 per person or $35 per couple. Entertainment provided by the Charlotte High Blue and Gold Jazz Bands. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Visit facebook.com/silverkingband for details. For reservations contact Jeana Kukuk at 941.575.5450, ext. 1120 or 941.916.2948; to purchase via PayPal, visit silverkingband. com. Mar. 25; dinner and show: 5:45–10:00 pm; show only: 7:00–10:00 pm. Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
Crafts, Food, and Music for Spring- An Afternoon at the Farm: March 26, noon, Punta Gorda
Honey tasting, fresh tomatoes, and more! The Family Farmers Market, 14600 Tamiami Tr., Punta Gorda https://www.facebook.com/events/1349085135114546/
10th Anniversary Taste of Punta Gorda: March 26, 11am-4pm, Laishley Park
Laishley Park will be filled with sample menu items from area restaurants, live music from The Kollections, a K9 Show, drone demonstrations, Way Too Tall Torrie, Clawford & Sparky, KENGO martial arts show, static displays from area businesses, and booths of all kinds with handmade items, homemade treats and much, much more! This year's event is dedicated to Those That Serve: veterans, police, SWAT, Forestry, and Fire Departments will all be on hand. Admission: $4; under 12: free. Visit facebook.com/tasteofpg for details. Mar. 26, 11:00 am–4:00 pm. 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
Drag Quest by Charlotte County Pride: March 26, 7:30pm, Charlotte Harbor
Drag competition for Kings and Queens to showcase their talent and win a spot to perform at Charlotte County Pridefest 2017, taking place Apr. 29! Winners will be selected based on performance, crowd involvement, tips collected, costume, and judging. Visit facebook.com/CharlotteCountyPride for details. Mar. 26, 7:30–10:00 pm. Liquid Nightclub, 4300 Kings Highway, Ste. 415, Charlotte Harbor (Port Charlotte)
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training: Ongoing, Charlotte Sports Park
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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