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Thursday, February 2, 11:30 a.m. Historic Homes Tour and Luncheon The Gasparilla Inn & Club 500 Palm Avenue, Boca Grande Luncheon at The Gasparilla Inn’s Dining Room and/or Home Tour of Boca Grande Historic Homes. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at a cost of $50 per person. The Home Tour is from 2 to 4 p.m. with ticket prices of $60 for Boca Grande Historical Society members or $70 for non-members. To purchase tickets call the Boca Grande Historical Society at (941) 964-1600. Monday, February 6, 5 to 9 p.m. Taste of Boca Grande Boca Bay Pass Club 898 Gulf Blvd. , Boca Grande A charitable event featuring multiple Boca Grande and off-island restaurants serving food and libations, in the round, at the Boca Bay Pass Club on the Gulf. This is the 15th annual "Taste," a fund raising event to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Fort Myers. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling the Boca Bay Pass Club at (941) 964-0697. Tuesday, February 7 - Saturday, February 11 The Battles of the Sexes: THE ODD COUPLE Boca Grande Community Center’s auditorium Various Times Royal Palm Player’s event of the Season, two casts perform alternating shows of Neil Simon’s famously hilarious comedy THE ODD COUPLE. Many of the cast will be well know to you, so take advantage of our special deal to see both casts. This will be one battle you don’t want to miss. Call (941) 964-2670 to purchase the $30 tickets and for more information. Thursday, February 9, 5 to 7:30 p.m. 2017 Valentine Show- the Love of Art Members' Opening Reception Boca Grande Art Center The show continues Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12. Show hours are 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Free to attend. This show is sponsored by Key Agency, Inc. For more information call (941) 964-1700. Tuesday, February 14 Happy Valentine’s Day! Sunday, February 19, 1 p.m. Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Boca Grande Community Center’s auditorium Classical ballet at its finest, born at the Bolshoi. Worldfamous prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova transforms into the dual white and black swan unlike any other in this breathtaking production.Call the Friends of Boca Grande Office at (941) 964-0827 to purchase the $15 tickets. Thursday, February 23, 5 to 7:30 p.m. 5 Women Show- Art on Banyan Opening Reception The show continues Friday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 26 from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (941) 964-1700. Sunday, February 26, 7:30 a.m. 16th Annual Boca Grande 5K Run & Walk Boca Grande Community Center Join us for an island run through historic Boca Grande. Start your run at the Boca Grande Community Center (on the National Register of Historic Places), see beautiful views of Charlotte Harbor, past the famous Gasparilla Inn, along scenic Gilchrist Avenue (lined with palm trees) and finishes on Banyan Street (named for the very large trees that line both sides of the street). Refreshments will be available during the post race activities at the Community Center. For registration costs and for more information call (941) 964-2564 go to friendsofbocagrande.org. January/February • 2017 • GASPARILLA ISLAND 87


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