Sunday, April 1
The 26th Annual Hank Wright Silent
& Live Auction
Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m.
The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club, 450 Gilchrist Ave.
This annual auction benefits the Boca Grande Health
Clinic. Come bid on some of the most unique and
coveted items. Call (941) 964-0099 for more
information and to purchase the $75 tickets.
2018 Member & Student Art Show
Thursday, April 5 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Boca Grande Art Center, 236 Banyan St.
You’re invited to our BGAC Member & Student Art
Exhibit. Come view the art created by students and
members of the Art Center.
The show continues Friday, April 6 (10 a.m. - 5 pm.)
through Sunday, April 8 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m). For more
information call (941) 964-1700.
Hank Wright Golf Tournament
Friday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lemon Bay Golf Club,
9600 Eagle Preserve Dr., Englewood
Get your fivesome together for the annual Boca
Grande Health Clinic scramble. This tournament benefits
the Boca Grande Health Clinic. Cost is $325 per person.
Call (941) 964-0099 for more information and to
register for the event.
The 26th Annual Venice Sharks Tooth Festival
Friday, April 13 from 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 from10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 15 from10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds
The Venice Sharks Tooth Festival brings out fossil
collectors from all around the area.
Venice is known as the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the
World” because of the millions of white and black shark’s
teeth fossils that wash up on Venice Beach, as well as on
other near by area beaches.
There will be vendors, live entertainment and lots of
family fun. Admission is $4 for adults and kids 12 and
under are free. For complete details about the event see
Florida Lighthouse Day
Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum
880 Belcher Road, Boca Grande
One day … two lights! Only on this day can you climb
both the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse (880 Belcher
Road in Gasparilla Island State Park) and the recently
restored Gasparilla Island Lighthouse (220 Gulf Blvd,
Boca Grande). Cost is only $5 per person per light and
kids 9 and under are free.
All fees support the preservation and operation of
these beloved historic treasures. Enjoy cake and lemonade,
vendors, environmental groups and activities for the kids from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your friends and family and don’t miss
the fun. Must be 44’’ to climb.
For more information call (941) 964-0060 or see
Free Youth Fishing Tournament
Saturday, April 28 from 9 -11 a.m.
Boca Grande Fishing Pier – north end of the Island
(Entrance just south of Kappy’s Market)
Grab your fishing pole and tackle box and come join the
family fun at the youth fishing tournaments sponsored by the
Boca Beacon and Boca Grande marina.
The tournament is for boys and girls ages 15 and under.
Bait will be provided (no lures allowed). All children must be
supervised by a parent/guardian for this event. This is a catch
and release tournament. Registration is not necessary – just
be at the pier ready to fish by 9 a.m. Refreshments are not
provided so please bring what you need to drink and eat. For
information contact Joe at JWier@LeeGov.com or by calling
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