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What To Do the week of Nov. 14-20, 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. 14

Blind wine tasting, Vichino's Cafe & Wine Bar, Bonita Springs
Enjoy three blind pours paired with Vichino's famous pretzels, meats, cheeses and fruits. Pick the regions correctly and take home your favorite bottle from the evening. 5:30 p.m. Monday. $45. Limited seats available. Vichino's Cafe & Wine Bar, 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, 239-317-2146,

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Joyful Yoga with Tess Chiodo, Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs 
Join Tess Chiodo for Joyful Yoga, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, $20 suggested donation. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-898-7256,

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Blacksmith Demonstration, Koreshan State Park, Estero
Join a skilled blacksmith as he fires up the forge and demonstrates the art and science behind this ancient trade. 9 a.m.-noon. Stop in for a few minutes or stay the entire time. Free with park entry fee of $5 per vehicle, Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, 239-949-0749,

Thursday, Nov. 17

Tiki Party, Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, Cape Coral
Enjoy delicious local food trucks, cocktails, live music and Wicked Dolphin drinks at the tiki bar. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Free entrance. Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, 131 SW 3rd Place, Cape Coral,

Friday, Nov. 18

Music Walk, downtown Fort Myers
From jazz and blues to rock & Roll, local and regional musicians line the streets. Enjoy food, music and other vendors. 6-10 p.m. Friday. River District Alliance, 2247 First St., Fort Myers, 239-313-5129,

Saturday, Nov. 19

Taco Fest Cape Coral, Mercola Market, Cape Coral
Delight in a variety of local taco trucks and help decide which ones take home the top prize. The family-friendly event includes live music and local vendors.11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $10 ages 3 and older. Mercola Market, 125 SW 3rd Place, Cape Coral,

Saturday, Nov. 19

River History Walk, Liles Hotel History Center in Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
This guided walking tour focuses on the Imperial River and its importance to the community as it was the main means of travel and commerce in Bonita Springs. Walk through Riverside Park to Depot Park and over the river to Island Park. Includes discussions about ecology, health and flooding of the river's waters and its vital role both past and present. Total walk distance is about 1 mile and tour duration is 2 hours. 10 a.m. Saturday. $25. Meet at the Liles Hotel in Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-6997,

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 19-20

Edison Ford Fall Garden Festival, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
More than 40 vendors will have rare, exotic and native Florida plants for sale, plus food trucks and live music. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, free. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419,  

Ongoing events

Organic garden tours, 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 at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $15, reservations required. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-949-0749,

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,

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

  • SWFL Strong Benefit concert, Nov. 18
  • Free family ArtLab: Nov. 19
  • ACMA presents Songwriters in the Round, Nov. 20

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

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Ha! Ha! Ho! The Holiday Show," through Dec. 25
  • "White Christmas," Nov. 18-Dec. 25

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

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Films for Film Lovers: "After Love," Nov. 14
  • Live at the Garden: A tribute to Billy Joel, Nov. 18
  • Musical performance: Riders in the Sky, Nov. 19
  • Exhibition: Artwork by Mary Parkman, through Nov. 25

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

Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers

  • "Murder at the Howard Johnson's," through Nov. 20
  • "The Lady with all the Answers," Nov. 29-Dec. 18

Players Circle Theater, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-800-3292,

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
  • Friday Nights Live: Smalltown Duo, Nov. 18
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933,


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