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What To Do the week of May 8-14, 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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Monday, May 8

Performance: Danny Sinoff, Players Circle Theater, North Fort Myers
Enjoy a night of music with pianist and singer Danny Sinoff. The performer will play favorites from Sinatra, Broadway and more. Players Circle Theater at the Shell Factory, 16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-800-3292,

Tuesday, May 9

Mighty Mussels baseball game, Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers
Watch the Mighty Mussels take on the Tampa Tarpons. 7 p.m. Tuesday. $10-$12. Lee County Sports Complex / Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers,

Wednesday, May 10

Mother's Day floral design class, The Wine Room, Fort Myers
Join floral designer Anita Singh for a pre-Mother's Day floral arranging class. Learn the fundamentals of floral design and enjoy a glass of wine. Supplies provided. 6 p.m. Wednesday. $60. The Wine Room, 1544 Broadway, Fort Myers,

Thursday, May 11

Tram tour with Tarpon Bay Explorers, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel
Hop on this tram tour that travels along Wildlife Drive through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. An experienced naturalist will help spot wildlife and educate visitors about the refuge's ecology and history. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Thursday. $18 for adults, $10 for children. Tarpon Bay Explorers at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive,

Friday, May 12

Speaker Series: "Who Killed Tutankhamun?" at IMAG History & Science Center, Fort Myers
Join Hodges University professor Adrian Kerr as he presents the life and times of King Tut in this distinguished speaker series. Enjoy refreshments, learn Egyptian history and tour the exhibit. $25. 6-8 p.m. Friday. IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers, 239-243-0043,

Saturday, May 13

Bonita Springs History Walk, Shangri-La Springs, Bonita Springs
Walk through historic downtown with your local guides and listen to the stories of early Bonita Springs. Learn how the city got its name and the history of Shangri-La Springs. Total walk distance is about 2 miles and tour duration is two hours. 10 a.m. Saturday. $25. Meet at Shangri-La Springs, 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-6997,

Sunday, May 14

Pool party, Luminary Hotel & Co., Fort Myers
Take a dip, grab a drink, layout and relax on the 4th floor pool deck & lounge of the Luminary Hotel. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Free. Luminary Hotel & Co., 2200 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers,


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,

Guided beach walk, Island Inn, Sanibel
Discover world-class beachcombing, birding and wildlife-watching with a marine science educator in this guided beach walk. 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $20. Island Inn, 3111 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel, register at

Lakes Park Miniature Train, Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
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,

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,

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 on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. 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,

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,

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,

Performing arts and exhibits

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers

  • Classical painting, May 9
  • Family ArtLab Special-Make a Mother's Day Gift, May 13
  • Exhibit: Bits and Pieces, The Realm of Creation, through June 9

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

Americana Community Music Association, Fort Myers

  • Abby Posner,  May 13

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

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers

  • Children's Theatre: "Three Little Birds," through May 19
  • "Always a Bridesmaid," through May 20
  • "Sister Act," through May 20

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

Centers for the Arts, Bonita Springs

  • Stage it! Play Festival, May 11-14

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

Cultural Park Theater, Cape Coral

  • "Private Lives," May 12-21

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

Florida Rep, Fort Myers

  • "Lobby Hero," through May 21

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

Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Fort Myers

  • "Murder Most Elite," through June 4

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

Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers

  • Own the Platform, May 10
  • Latin night with DJ JC, May 11
  • Friday Nights at Sidney's Presents: Hot Buttered Nuggets, May 12
  • Exhibit: Divine Hypocrisy, May 5-25
  • Exhibit: Spectrum of Nature, May 5-25

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


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

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.

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.

Fort Myers Islands, Beaches & Neighborhoods


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