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What To Do the week of March 20-26, 2023

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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Spring Training Schedule

Boston Red Sox home games at JetBlue Fenway South
Monday, March 20 – vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 22 – vs. Minnesota Twins
Friday, March 24 – vs. Atlanta Braves
Sunday, March 26 – vs. Minnesota Twins

1:05 p.m. start time. 6:05 p.m. start time for Wednesday and Friday games. JetBlue Fenway South, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, mlb.com/redsox/schedule

Minnesota Twins home games at Lee County Sports Complex / Hammond Stadium

Tuesday, March 21vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday, March 23
vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 25
vs. Atlanta Braves

1:05 p.m. start time. 6:05 p.m. start time for Tuesday game. Lee County Sports Complex / Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, mlb.com/twins/schedule

Monday, March 20

Spring Break-Out Extreme, SunSplash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral
Kick off Spring Break as SunSplash opens for the season. Enjoy foam cannon parties, special Spring Break-themed food and Ohana games. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Admission prices vary, SunSplash Family Waterpark, 400 W. Lake Kennedy Drive, Cape Coral,
sunsplashwaterpark.com

Tuesday, March 21

GAEA Guides, Estuary Kayak Tour, Fort Myers
See herons, egrets, pelicans, dolphins, manatees and more on this guided tour as you learn about the unique environment of Estero Bay and history of the native Calusa. Total tour is about three hours. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $60, Call or book online for directions and exact meeting point. GAEA Guides, 239-694-5513, gaeaguides.com

Wednesday, March 22

Petting Farm & Adventure Park, Springtime Farms, North Fort Myers
Explore four acres of fun and educational activities for the whole family. Relax in the great outdoors with more than 300 animals, petting zoo, playgrounds, 70-foot jumping pillow and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. $12. Springtime Farms, 10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers, 239-309-0630, springtimefarms.com

Thursday, March 23

Thursday Market, Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs
Pick from fresh organic produce grown on-site of the historic Shangri-La Springs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-949-0749, shangrilasprings.com

Friday, March 24

Chocolate-making class, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers
Learn about the 100-year-old art of truffle making. From the luscious hand-formed dark chocolate to the modern Swiss chocolate shell, you will create these treats with the guidance of a professional chocolatier and bring the treasures home to enjoy. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Reservations required. Norman Love Confections, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-561-7215, normanloveconfections.com

Saturday, March 25

Sounds of the Sand, Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers
Enjoy a free festive day of music and fun benefiting J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Funds raised will support habitat restoration, wildlife protection and conservation education. Live entertainment, vendors, food, drinks, in-store specials and more will be available. 1-7 p.m. Saturday. Bell Tower Shops, 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, 239-633-7705, facebook.com/events

Saturday, March 25

Sounds of Jazz & Blues, Coral Oaks Golf Course, Cape Coral
Join the city-wide celebration of Jazz and Blues with an evening of live music featuring Damon Fowler and Mindi Abair. Food and drinks will also be available. 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Coral Oaks Golf Course, 1800 NW 28th Ave., Cape Coral, 239-573-3128, purchase tickets in advance at capeconcerts.com

Sunday, March 26

Vintage "Base Ball" Game, Terry Park, Fort Myers
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates is hosting a day of vintage "base ball" at Terry Park. Join in the celebration of the early days of our national pastime with several teams playing consecutive games. 10 a.m. Sunday. $10 admission, free for ages 18 and under. Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, edisonandfordwinterestates.org

Ongoing events

Adventures in Paradise Cruises and Tours, Fort Myers
Enjoy nightly sunset dolphin and wildlife cruises narrated by a marine biologist. Watch dolphins play and spot various species of birds as you cruise the waters of San Carlos Bay. Sunset cruise is 90 minutes, 5 p.m. nightly. $39-$49, Adventures in Paradise, 14341 Port Comfort Road, Fort Myers, 239-472-8443, adventuresinparadiseinc.com

Lakes Park Miniature Train, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
Celebrate the reopening of Lakes Regional Park following Hurricane Ian. The park offers biking and walking trails, a children's garden, paddle boats, sand volleyball courts and daily miniature train rides at the Railroad Museum of Southwest Florida. $5 ages 6 and older. Train rides offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends; park hours 7 a.m.-dusk. Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 239-267-1905, leeparks.org

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, echonet.org

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, ccfriendsofwildlife.org/tom-allen-memorial-butterfly-garden

Guided Walks, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Fort Myers
This preserve is over 3,500 acres of wetland ecosystem with a boardwalk trail, butterfly garden and interpretive center. The fully accessible boardwalk is elevated and 1.2 miles long with five observation decks. Guided walks along the boardwalk are offered daily at 9:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Total guided walk is 3/4 of a mile and takes about 45 minutes. Registration opens 30 minutes prior to the walk at the boardwalk entrance. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-533-7555, leegov.com

Yoga at the Westin, The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Cape Coral
Release tension, stretch the body and relax the mind with waterfront views. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays. $10, proceeds benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral, marriot.com/thewestincapecoralresortatmarinavillage

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. Haunted History tour available Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. True Tours, 2200 First St., Fort Myers, 239-945-0405, truetours.net

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Rising Artist Experience, March 21
  • Performance: The Hatmaker's Wife, March 23-26
  • Paint like Bob Ross Seminar-Sanibel Sunrise, March 25
  • 37th Annual All Florida Exhibition, through April 1

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

Americana Community Music Association, Fort Myers

  • Richard Smith in concert, March 25

ACMA at All Faiths Unitarian Church, 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-278-4422, americanacma.org

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • "Doublewide Texas," through April 9
  • "Jersey Boys," through April 9

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

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Film for Film Lovers: "Another Year," March 20
  • Workshop: Watercolor the Florida Landscape, March 21
  • "The Divine Sister," March 23-26

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 239-495-8989, artcenterbonita.org/performances

Cultural Park Theater, Cape Coral

  • "David Morin's Tribute to Elvis," March 25-26

Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-772-5862, culturalparktheater.com

Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers

  • "Jazz at the MACC, Jazz Influenced by Africa," March 23
  • Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra, Dvorak Symphony No. 7, March 25
  • Sunday Night Chamber Music, March 26

Gulf Coast Symphony, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, 239-277-1700, gulfcoastsymphony.org

IMAG History & Science Center, Fort Myers

  • King Tut Exhibit, through March 31

IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-243-0043, theimag.org

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Two for Flinchin'," through March 26

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-275-8487, semgulf.com

Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers

  • "The Cocktail Hour," through April 2

Players Circle Theater at the Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-800-3292,  playerscircletheater.com

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Rooftop Karaoke, March 22
  • Fiona & Hina Khuong-Huu with Pianist Rohan De Silva, March 23
  • Exhibit: Her Story, through March 24
  • Exhibit: Salvaged Sunshine, through March 24
  • The Roy Orbison Experience, March 24
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: Briz and Lady, March 24
  • Mile Twelve, March 25

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers, 239-333-1933, sbdac.com

Podcasts

Shellcast, the award-winning podcast of the Lee County VCB

Listen in, soak up some virtual sun and hear what makes Southwest Florida so special. Shellcast is available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded and at VisitFortMyers.com/shellcast

The Sanibel Captiva Guide Podcast

Sanibel residents Nick and Lori Adams, and son Max, interview the people who make Sanibel and Captiva special. They celebrate the history and experiences of the islands. thesancapguide.com/category/podcast

Otocast audio guide features Fort Myers historic sites

Available in the App Store and Google Play, Otocast features a tour of more than 30 historic sites in Fort Myers. otocast.com

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