Monday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Johann Fust Foundation Book Sale
Johann Fust Community Library, Boca Grande
Hundreds of almost-new and used hardback and trade
paperback books, DVDs, CDs and rare books. Runs Monday,
Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Come do your
holiday shopping! Call (941) 964-0211 for more information.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Royal Palm Players’ ‘The Best Man’ by Gore Vidal
Boca Grande Community Center’s Auditorium
Does the best man always win? Of course. But not without
lots of twists and turns through hotel rooms, surprises
and laughter. This satire, set at the convention to nominate
the party's candidate for President of the United States, confirms
why we love politics and our politicians. The show dates
are Thursday, Nov. 8 (7 p.m.), Friday, Nov. 9 (7 p.m.), Saturday,
Nov. 10 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 11 (5 p.m.). Tickets are $25
and can be purchased online at royalpalmplayers.com or by
calling (941) 964-2670.
Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.
Sunshade Ribbon Cutting
Boca Grande Community Center
The Friends of Boca Grande Community Center invites
you to the Ribbon Cutting Celebration, with special guest
and generous donor, Lynda Jamison, who will give a vocal
performance on the outdoor stage in honor of the “Grande”
Opening of the Community Center Sunshade.
Pull up your golf cart on the community center lawn and
join us for a cup of coffee. Following the performance, stay
for the Friends of Boca Grande Annual Meeting, being held
in the Woman’s Club Room of the Boca Grande Community
Center. The meeting is open to the entire community.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m.
William Taubman, Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Johanne Fust Community Library Loggia, Boca Grande
Pulitzer Prize winning author William Taubman will discuss
his biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, “Gorbachev: His Life and
Times.” Mr. Taubman is also the author of “Khrushchev: The
Man and His Era,” for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and
the National Book Critics Circle Award. He and his wife, Jane
Taubman co-wrote “Moscow Spring,” and he is also the
author of “Stalin’s American Policy: from Entente to Détente
to Cold War.” Call the library at (941) 964-0211 for more
Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boca Fest - Catch the Wellness Wave
Boca Grande Community Center
Ready to get healthy? come to
the inaugural Boca Fest and Catch
the wellness wave. The festivities
will include fitness, yoga and tap
demonstrations, the Blood Mobile,
wellness booths and resources,
health screenings and flu shots, financial pulse
check, home, health and insurance agencies,
Island School Art Exhibit/Garden, Turkey
Hoop Shoot, CPR and safety demonstrations,
healthy recipes, music and more. The
event is free to attend and all are welcome.
Sponsored by Englewood Bank & Trust, Boca Grande
Health Clinic, Boca Grande Fire Department, Boca
Grande Woman’s Club, Boca Grande Chamber of
Commerce, Lee County Parks & Recreation, the Boca
Beacon and Friends of Boca Grande Community Center.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 5 to 10 p.m.
Englewood Bike Night
Dearborn Street in Englewood
Dearborn Street comes alive with the sounds of
motorcycle enthusiasts from all over SW Florida. Every
third Saturday of the month the Englewood Moose
Riders will be hosting a bike night all up and down West
Dearborn Street. Vendors, raffles, 50/50 and more as well
as restaurants and pubs with live entertainment.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2018 Gasparilla Island Fishing Tournament
Ready to get out on the water and catch the big
ones before Thanksgiving? Entry fee is $300 per twoangler
team. Anglers depart from the Pink Elephant
Docks in Boca Grande. Call Gasparilla Outfitters at
(941)964-0907 to register your team or go to
GasparillaOutfitters.com for more information.
Thursday Nov. 22
Saturday, Nov. 24, 5 to 8 p.m.
Boca Grande Christmas Walk
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.