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78 Thursday, November 3 History’s Great Voyages of Exploration 10 a.m. to noon, Boca Grande Community Center Throughout history, one of the deepest human impulses has been the drive to explore, encounter, and reveal the unknown. In this course, you will join a quest to study the greatest explorers of world history and understand their motivations; religious impulses, pursuit of commerce, desire for conquest, and drive for scientific knowledge. Course content is from The Great Courses with Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius, Ph.D., University of Tennessee. There is no charge for this course but you must pre-register. A maximum of 15 participants will be acepted. Call (941) 964-0827 or go to bocagrandehappenings.org. Friday, November 4 Grande Glee 9:30 a.m., Boca Grande Community Center Belting your heart out as the audience goes wild! All the best singers on Boca Grande are your backup ensemble; together attendees work on one new song at every practice, starring a different lead singer each week. You choose the song you want to star in and the rest of the cast will back you up. There’s no memorizing. No stress. Just a chance to beam in the spotlight in a fun, comfortable, and constructive environment. The cost is $30, call (941) 964-2564 or go to bocagrandehappenings.org for more information. Thursday, November 10 Royal Palm Players – An Ideal Husband 8 to 10 p.m., Crowninshield Community House Dramatic reading of “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde. This season opener will star a lot of your favorite actors as well as introduce you to new stars. Seating is cabaret style, bring your own drinks and snacks. Additional performances on Friday and Saturday, also from 8 to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Season tickets for all events will go on sale October 1. Call RPP at (941) 964-2670 for more information. Monday, November 14 Johann Fust Foundation Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Johann Fust Library, Boca Grande Hundreds of almost-new and used hardback and trade paperback books, DVDs, CDs and rare books. Runs Monday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 964-0211 for more information. Saturday, November 21 Turkey Hoop Shoot 10 a.m., Boca Grande Community Center All ages are encouraged to attend, winners in many age categories. Registration will take place the day of the event between 9:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Shoot the most hoops in your age category and win great prizes! Call (941) 964-2564 for more information. Thursday, November 24 Happy Thanksgiving! Saturday, November 26 Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Boca Grande Great sales in the stores, refreshments abound and Santa will make his first appearance of the season in Boca Grande with toys for the kids. Call the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce at (941) 964-0568 for more information. Tuesday, November 22 2016 Gasparilla Island Fly Fishing Tournament 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry fee is $300 per two-angler team. The cocktail party/ captain’s meeting is on Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at P.J.’s Seagrille in Boca Grande. Anglers depart from the Pink Elephant Docks in Boca Grande on Tuesday. Tickets are $35 at the door for cocktail party, everyone is invited. Call Gasparilla Outfitters at (941) 964-0907 or go to GasparillaOutfitters. com


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