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Things to do in Cape Coral

Thursday, Sept. 17

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30/30/30 Art Exhibit30 year retrospective of wildlife artwork from wildlifepottery.com. Includes more than 30 oil paintings and 30 sculptures. Cape Coral artist Joel Loeper, displays endangered animals of: Gorilla, rhino, elephants, manatees, frogs and sealife. This exhibit is and educational lesson, great for kids. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cape Coral Library, 921 SW 39th Terrace Cape Coral

Afroman7 p.m. $12-$15. Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 S.E. 47th Terrace Cape Coral

The Aquarium Gallery ExhibitThe most unusual gallery exhibit inSouthwest Florida. The 23rd annual Aquarium exhibit will be on display from Aug. 28-Sept. 24. Your senses will tingle as you enter the Aquarium. This unique and dramatic exhibit depicts life beneath the waves whether real or imaginary, realistic or abstract. The Aquarium is one of our most popular multi-media exhibits. Special lighting and sound effects makes this exhibit so unusual that we consider it our gift to the community. Enjoy the very best underwater artwork being produced in our area. Entry Fee: $15 non-refundable per artist, submit up to 3 pieces per artist (must be 16 or older). Artwork must be original and ready to hang. Artists reception: Friday, Sept. 4, from 5-7 p.m. For information e-mail artstudioinfo@capecoral.net or call 574-0802. The Cape Coral Arts Studio is located at 4533 Coronado Pkwy in Rubicond Park in south Cape Coral

Comedy at Anthonys on the Blvd.Thursday night comedy. 7-10 p.m. $12. Anthonys on the Blvd., 1303 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5900. anthonyontheblvd.com

Red Headed Witches Monsters BallJoin the Red Headed Witches for a classic Monsters Ball Costume Party with a cause! The Red Headed Witches are currently in efforts to save the historical building their year round costume store resides in. Still wishing to give back to the community, The Red Headed Witches have teamed up with theAmerican Cancer SocietysRelay for Lifeand will share some of the proceeds that are raised at the event. This is a costume party! There will be a costume contest with prizes, body painting, magic show, a burlesque performance from the Maidens ofMayhem, live auction, flip book photo booth, and a free buffet! Tickets will be sold at the door for $20. 7-11 p.m. The Rockade Bar 1015 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral

Hand, Foot and Elbow Card GameThursdays, 9:30 a.m. and noon. Presented by Lake Kennedy Center. Do you like to socialize and play cards? Join us for a fun game of hand, foot, and elbow! Beginners and experienced players are welcome. All are welcome to bring snacks and beverages. Free member, $4 non-member. Lake Kennedy Center, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd Cape Coral, 574-0575

Les Miserables: School EditionLes Miserables has been seen by more than 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. After 29 years it still breaks box-office records everywhere. The talented Youth Actors, Singers and Dancers of CPTC players bring it to our stage. Set in 19th century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. It is a fight for freedom and honor that epitomizes the human spirit. Performance dates, Sept. 11-20, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Call the theater at 239-772-5862 for information and tickets. $10-$19. Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd. Cape Coral.

September Featured ArtistsJohn Capanna, wood turning and Pat Cleveland, oil painting. Their work will be on display through September. Harbour View Gallery LLC, 5789 Cape Harbour Drive Ste 104 Cape Coral

SoftballA new morning Softball League in the Cape offSkylineat the BMX Facility. Age 50 and older. Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11:30 a.m. Cape Coral Sports Complex, 1510 Sports Blvd. Cape Coral,https://sites.google.com/site/capecoral50amsoftball/home.

Friday, Sept. 18

Captain Jacks Boat ToursCape Take an eco boat tour of Matlacha PassAquatic PreservewithCaptain Jack. Learn about the history, the wildlife and the ecological importance of the area, and possibly spot some manatees. Tours last 2 hours and depart from Micelis Restaurant. Participants will receive 20 percent off your meal the day of your boat tour at Micelis. Limited seating: minimum of 4 people and maximum of 6 people. Tours are by appointment only. Advance registration and payment is required in order to reserve your place. To register or obtain more information please contact Rotary Park at (239) 549-4606. $35 per person

Free Tours of the Tom Allen Memorial Butterfly Housefree tours are open to the public and are courtesy of the Cape Coral Friends ofWildlife. Every Monday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For information call (239) 549-4606, or online at www.CapeParks.com. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road Cape Coral

Saturday, Sept. 19

$10 Splash Days at Sun SplashMake a splash at Sun Splash Family Waterpark with the special admission price of $10 per person per day (plus tax) the final two weekends of the 2015 season Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting). For information, visit www.SunSplashWaterpark.com or call (239) 574-0558. Sun Splash Family Waterpark, 400 Santa Barbara Cape Coral

Auditions for Brooklyn BoysOpen Audition for this 1960s musical, based on a true story, directed by June Koc. Ages 16 and up. Casting 12 male singers and 12 female singers who can harmonize. No dancing required. Minimal choreography. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music. You may be asked to harmonize with others during the audition. Performance dates are Nov. 6-15. Call Cultural Park Theater at 239-772-5862 for information.Auditionsfrom 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19-20. Cultural Park Theatre, 528 Cultural Park Blvd. Cape Coral

CrossFit Hurt: Lift Up Autismcalling athletes and coaches everywhere to mobilize around this cause. This year, were working to bring 500 boxes, 7500 athletes, and 50 countries around the world together for a day of community, awareness, and action. The workout Luke Workout details 5 minutes AMRAP, 4 Power Cleans: 155 lbs. men/105 lbs. women, 24 Double Unders, 10Pull-Ups. You can also get involved by purchasing a shirt, $10 of every shirt goes direct to the foundations. To snag the shirt, simply sign up as a Heroic Helper. 8 a.m. CrossFit Hurt, 75 Mid Cape Terrace, Unit 1 Cape Coral

Fashion CruiseFashions by Anthonys Ladies Apparel, luncheon included. Come and spend a fun- filled three hours with door prizes, raffles and 50/50. noon-3 p.m. $25. Email presidentwomensdivision@gmail.com to register. Presents by Womens Division ofInvest in Americas Veterans Foundation. Invest in Americas Veterans, 4820 Leonard St Cape Coral

Mangrove Mania10,000 Red Mangroves to be planted by volunteers, event sponsored by Keep Lee County Beautiful. The largest volunteer mangrove planting in Lee County history. Information klcb.org/mangrove-mania.html; free lunch and tee shirts. You must register to participate, limited to 150 people, come be a part of mangrove planting history. 8:30 a.m.-noon Tropicana Waterside Park, End of Tropicana Parkway W and Old Burnt Store Road N, Cape Coral

Paddle at the Pointstand up paddleboard race, where participants from all over the country will compete for a portion of the $8,000 prize purse! Paddle at the Point offers a family fun atmosphere including live entertainment, food and beverage from Texas Tonys Rib House, cash prizes, competitor giveaways, vendor opportunities, a 3 mile and 6 mile race, a free 1 mile Calusa Kids race, and more. Also meet world famous paddler Annabel Anderson as she hosts a meet and greet Sept. 18 at Pinchers Tarpon Point. Event information and instructions on how to register are available online at paddleguru.com/races/PaddleatthePoint. For details on participating as a vendor, sponsor, or volunteer, contact Jarrod Cain at 239-595-3962 or jarrodc@pinchersusa.com. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tarpon Point Marina, 6179 Black Marlin Lane Cape Coral

Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour1 p.m. Wicked Dolphin Distillery, 131 Southwest 3rd St. Cape Coral

Sunday, Sept. 20

8th Annual Peace Day in the ParkA free community celebration and event for the whole family in Honor of theInternational Day of Peace. Peace Day in the Park, a grass roots project is an opportunity to meet people in your community who can be the role models or mentors for our future generations. At Peace Day in the Park you and the entire family, including your pets can experience a culture of peace and unity where education, inspiration and understanding are key factors through out the day. Each year we host local artisans, vendors, yoga, live music, pet adoptions, meditation, crafts and workshops. In addition this year we are hosting a fashion show, raffles, food and more! We are asking everyone bring canned goods for local donations. This year we plan on donating all food donations to ACT the Abuse Counseling center, as well as the Veterans Village ofPort Charlotte. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral. facebook.com/events/461346733942046/

Lee County Beekeepers Assoc - Monthly MeetingThe Lee County Beekeepers Association is a Social Club for like minded Beekeepers located in the Southwest Florida area. Our primary goal is to focus meetings on educational issues and to help members solve individual bee related problems. We are dedicated to the promotion of modern agricultural up-to-date beekeeping and natural organic beekeeping solutions. 10:30 a.m. German-American Social Club, 2101 SW Pine Island Road Cape Coral

Puppy Up! WalkJoin Puppy Up and Gulf CoastHumane Societyfor a 2 mile walk to promote awareness of canine cancer and fundraise for cancer research to benefit both pets and people. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral. puppyupfortmyers.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1137053#sthash.fR4d7U8L.dpuf

Monday, Sept. 21

Beginners Guide to KayakingLearn basic paddle strokes from an experienced guide. This class is taught by GAEA Guides. Meeting location provided upon registration. Advance registration and payment is required. (16+ years) $40 Cape Resident / $60 Non-Cape Resident (includes kayak, equipment). To register or obtain more information: call (239) 549-4606, email rotaryparkinfo@capecoral.net or online at www.CapeParks.com. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve,Eastendof SE 23 Terrace Cape Coral

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Surfside Sunset Marketindoor shopping from May to November, outside November thru April. Fresh, healthy and local produce bakery items,Micro-greens, handcrafted soaps and lotions, local honey, jams and jellies and more. 3-8 p.m. Tuesdays. The Shops at Surfside, 2354 Surfside Blvd, Cape Coral, 549-6900 x 101.

Weigh-Rite: Lose Weight and Feel GreatThis free seminar will offer information, cooking labs, and support to help you manage your weight in a healthy way and get on track for new healthy habits. Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks. Classes are offered at no charge as a community service. Call Teresa at 239-540-1290 to register or visit www.MyGenesisCenter.org. 6:30-8 p.m.Genesis Centerfor Better Living, 1813 El DoradoParkway WestCape Coral

Wednesday, Sept. 23

USA Dance, Chapter 6049 Bolero Dance ClassesDont miss this exciting 5 week session of the Sexy, Latin Style of dancing. Bolero dance will make you shine on the dance floor. Greg Kurth, professional instructor and co-owner of Rhythm in Motion Dance studio, will provide new steps, technique and give you a new confidence as a dancer on the dance floor. 7-9 p.m. $6. Cape CoralFour Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Court Cape Coral. 239-565-7947 or 954-798-0757 www.usadance6049.org

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