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What To Do the week of Nov. 7-13, 2022

Each Monday, the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) lets you know What To Do in Fort Myers and surrounding neighborhoods.

Let us know: Events, along with high-res images, can be submitted for consideration by emailing Miriam Dotson, VCB communications manager. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday before the week of publication. Thank you!

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Monday, Nov. 7

Thank God for Indie Mondays, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Downtown Fort Myers
Join host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven for short indie films, music, comedy and fun. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., downtown Fort Myers, 239-333-1933,

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Digital Discussion, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers 
Join program manager Holly Shafer for this free digital discussion about Mina Miller Edison and the role she played in the history of Fort Myers. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Organic Garden Tour, Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs
Join Shangri-La Springs organic garden manager Cecelia Morales in a sensory-based walking tour of subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard. Learn about what makes a garden, organic garden methods and permaculture principles. Wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection such as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring a refillable water bottle. The hourlong tour takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. $15, reservations required. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-949-0749,

Thursday, Nov. 10

Fire and Ice, Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs
Create a stunning glass vase or votive holder during a fun evening with friends. No experience needed. Includes materials, guidance, food and wine. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $75, Thursday. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs,

Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Parade, Edison Mall, Fort Myers
Salute our heroes and thank those who have served and protected our freedoms. The parade route will be along the full exterior of the mall. Feel free to bring your own chair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers,

Saturday, Nov. 12

Holiday Craft Bazaar, Fleamasters fleamarket, Fort Myers
Shop through a collection of vendors selling a variety of holiday arts, crafts and gifts. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Fleamasters Fleamarket, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers,

Sunday, Nov. 13

GoldenFest XII, Shell Factory, North Fort Myers
Hang out in a sea of goldens while enjoying live music, raffles, food and more. Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida hosts pet-related demonstrations, service and product vendors and pictures with Santa Paws. 10 a.m.-2p.m. Sunday. Shell Factory & Nature Park, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-995-2141,

Ongoing events

"Nexus," FGCU Art Faculty Exhibition, Fort Myers 
Part of Florida Gulf Coast University's 25th anniversary celebration, the exhibit shows investigations in social commentary and the environment, with works in paintings, ceramics, prints, sculptures and more. Free and open to the public. Visitors to campus should pick up a parking pass from the parking kiosk along the university's main entry. Through Nov. 17. Wasmer Art Gallery, 10501 FGCU Blvd S Fort Myers, 239-590-7199,

ECHO Global Farm Tours, North Fort Myers
Experience farming and gardening at its most creative, with unique demonstrations, plants and techniques being used to help farming families around the world. ECHO is also home to one of the largest collections of tropical food plants in the U.S. Guided walking tours are 90 minutes, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. ECHO Global Farm, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, 239-543-3246,

Butterfly House tours, Monday, Friday and Saturday, Cape Coral
The Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly House is home to many native Florida butterfly species, including the zebra longwing, the state butterfly. Guides explain the different butterflies, their caterpillars and host plants. Donations are accepted. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday. Rotary Park, 1340-1372 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 239-549-4606,

Saturday coffee roasting demonstration at Dean Street Coffee Roastery, Fort Myers
Enjoy an informal talk with the master roaster and see a live, free demonstration of the coffee roasting process. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Dean Street Coffee Roastery, Luminary Hotel & Co., 2200 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, 239-314-3853,

True Tours, River District History Tours, Fort Myers
This Fort Myers walking tour educates and entertains with narratives of local history and acquaints you with the colorful personalities of founders of Fort Myers. Tour at 10:30 a.m. each first and third Saturday of the month.True Tours, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, 239-945-0405,

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Outdoor movie event: "Rocky Horror Picture Show," Nov. 12

Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-939-2787,

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "A Chorus Line," through Nov. 12

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422, 

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Films for Film Lovers: "Licorice Pizza," Nov. 7
  • Exhibition: Artwork by Mary Parkman, through Nov. 25

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-495-8989,

Florida Rep, downtown Fort Myers 

  • "Our Lady of Perpetual Help," through Nov. 13

Florida Repertory Theater, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488,

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers

  • "The Thanksgiving Play," through Nov. 20

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-218-0481,

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers
  • Exhibit: "Shivoo Shivoo," through Nov. 22
  • Exhibit: "The Binary Perception of Venus," through Nov. 22
  • Wine & Paint, Nov. 16
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933,


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