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What To Do the week of March 27-April 2, 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
Tuesday, March 28 – vs. Atlanta Braves

1:05 p.m. start time. JetBlue Fenway South, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, mlb.com/redsox/schedule

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

Monday, March 27 – vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Monday, March 27

Musical Concert for Spring, Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers
Enjoy a variety of music from the New Horizons Concert Band. Bring your singing voice to sing along. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Monday. Free. Gulf Coast Symphony, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, 
eventbrite.com

Tuesday, March 28

Speaker Series: Who Made the Everglades?, Cape Coral Museum of History, Cape Coral
Florida Public Archaeology Network's Natalie De La Torre Salas will give a presentation exploring the geological and cultural history of the Everglades. 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Cape Coral Museum of History, 544 Cultural Park Blvd., 239-772-7037, capecoralmuseum.org

Wednesday, March 29

Charcuterie, Dessert & Wine pairing, The Wine Room, Fort Myers
Find out which pairing your taste buds prefer with three charcuterie bites, desserts and wines. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $60. The Wine Room, 1544 Broadway, Fort Myers, 239-689-1706, thewineroomfm.com

Thursday, March 30

Sunset Reset Yoga, Smith Acres Farm, Buckingham
Join Vibe Yoga for this all-levels class to help unwind under a beautiful Southwest Florida sunset. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursday. $25. Smith Acres Farm, 6470 Buckingham Road, Buckingham, 239-329-1184, eventbrite.com

Friday, March 31

Rhythm on the River, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
Enjoy listening to Bluegrass music along the Caloosahatchee River during this special concert featuring The Appalachian Road Show. Food and beverage vendors will be available for purchase. The event takes place on the Ford Lawn. 6:30 p.m. Friday. $35 for tickets in advance, $40 at the door. Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-334-7419, edisonandfordwinterestates.org

Saturday, April 1

Movie on the Lawn, City Hall front lawn, Cape Coral
Bring the whole family and enjoy a showing of the movie "Peter Rabbit" on a giant inflatable screen under the stars. Enjoy food trucks, ice cream, giveaways and a spring egg hunt. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. Cape Coral City Hall, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-573-3128, eventbrite.com

Saturday, April 1

Bird Patrol Walk, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
Join the Lee County Bird Patrol volunteers as they lead monthly birding tours. Spot a variety of birds including ibis, egrets, herons and more. 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday. Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, 239-533-7575, leegov.com

Saturday, April 1

Mural Unveiling and Celebration, Cornog Plaza at Fort Myers Regional Library, Fort Myers
Join the Fort Myers Mural Society as it unveils the Southeastern America Global Roots Mural Mosaic. The "Tree of Life" mosaic is designed to display the message of rebirth and growth following Hurricane Ian. Meet the artists, enjoy food, kids activities and live music. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Cornog Plaza at Fort Myers Regional Library, 2400 First St., Fort Myers, 239-461-7245, facebook.com/fortmyersmuralsociety

Sunday, April 2

Rockin' on the River, Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, Fort Myers
Enjoy Starship featuring Mickey Thomas as part of the Rockin' on the River Concert Series. 7 p.m. Sunday, ticket prices vary, Caloosa Sound Amphitheater, 2101 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, caloosasoundamp.com

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

  • Fine Art Acrylic-Plein Air Painting, March 27
  • Paint like Bob Ross-Distant Hills, March 28
  • Abstract Painting without Anxiety, March 30
  • Performance: The Hatmaker's Wife, March 30-31
  • The Art of Qigong Exercise, March 31
  • 37th Annual All Florida Exhibition, through April 1

Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 239-939-2787, artinlee.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: "The Golden Door," March 27
  • Workshop: Color in Contemporary Painting, March 28
  • Lunch & Lecture: Music and the Movies, March 29
  • "The Divine Sister," March 30-April 2

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

Florida Rep, Fort Myers

  • "Ring of Fire," through April 23

Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers, 239-332-4488, floridarep.org

Gulf Coast Symphony, Fort Myers

  • Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Strings on Fire, April 1
  • Music of the Night, April 2

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

  • "Murder Most Elite," through June 4

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

  • Wine and Charcuterie, March 29
  • Art Walks the Runway, March 31
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: DJ Selecta AJ, March 31
  • Art Walks the Runway Couture Night, April 1

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

Southwest Florida Symphony, Fort Myers

  • "Masterworks 3, Night at the Opera Returns," April 1-2

Southwest Florida Symphony performing at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers, 239-418-0996, swflso.org

The Belle Theatre, Cape Coral

  • "Bring It On," March 31-April 8

The Belle Theatre, 2708 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-323-5533, thebelletheatre

The Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers

  • "Pass Over," March 29-April 16

The Lab Theater, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-218-0458, laboratorytheaterflorida.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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