Monday, January 7, 5 and 8 p.m.
All That Jazz featuring Diego Figueiredo & Chiara Izzi
Boca Grande Community Center, 131 First Street W.
Diego Figueiredo, born in Franca, Brazil plays a fusion
between jazz, Bossa Nova and classical music. Diego has a
unique interpretation, with tremendous techniques,
enormous emotion, and his shows have been a great success
to all audiences. Award-winning Italian singer, songwriter
Chiara Izzi has been described by Jazz Times as “a talent to
be heard, admired and anticipated.”
The show is sold out. Call the Friends of the Boca Grande
Community Center at (941) 964-0827 to be added to the
Wednesday, January 9, 9 a.m.
Coffee with a Scientist: Dr. Vince Lovko
Florida Red Tide – What’s True & What We Can Do
Boca Grande’s Mote Research Office:
480 East Railroad Ave., Railroad Plaza
Join Dr.Vince Lovko, Mote’s
Phytoplankton Ecology Program
Manager, for coffee and pastries at
our Boca Grande office. After a
brief presentation about his work
entitled, “Florida Red Tide – What’s True and What We Can
Do,” Dr. Lovko will be available for casual conversation and
Q&A. This free event is open to the public.
Tuesday, January 8, 1 p.m.
Hank Wright Memorial Bridge Tournament
The Gasparilla Inn’s Banyan Room, Boca Grande
Join in the fun for the 4th annual event to support the Boca
Grande Health Clinic. Play will begin promptly at 1p.m. in The
Gasparilla Inn Banyan Room, and a reception will be held
immediately following play. Bridge Chair is Kathy Horner.
Call the Boca Grande Clinic Foundation to register at (941)
Wednesday, January 16, 2 p.m.
Tropical Architecture by Carl Abbott,
Sarasota School of Architecture
Boca Grande Community Center
Auditorium, 131 First Street W.
Carl Abbott-designed homes are among
the most highly esteemed in Florida and the Caribbean. He
is known for creating a world within a world for seamless
living inside and out. Join Carl as he discusses the lineage of
Florida’s unique architectural legacy and his own design
A reception will follow the presentation. Sponsored by
Hazeltine Nurseries. Call the Friends of the Boca Grande
Community Center at (941) 964-0827 for more information.
Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.
220 Gulf Blvd., Boca Grande
Join the Barrier Island Parks
Society for this fascinating and educational
Megalodon Shark Program
in partnership with Florida State
Parks. A Florida State Park Ranger will share information
about local sharks and then take you on a beach hunt
for real shark’s teeth. Afterwards, you’ll make your own
shark’s tooth necklace.
Sign-up at barrierislandparkssociety.org. Parking is $3
and the program is $5. Call (941) 964-0060 for information.
Sunday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.
Boca Grande Live! featuring 9-String Theory
Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium,
131 First Street W.
The finest instrumental music from the around the
world finds a fresh new voice in 9 String Theory – the
unique musical collaboration of domra virtuoso Angelina
Galashenkova-Reed and award-winning classical guitarist
Together they will perform classical favorites, including
traditional Russian folk songs, pieces by Manuel de Falla,
George Gershwin, Béla Bartók and Astor Piazzolla.
Tickets start at $35. Call the Friends of Boca Grande,
(941) 964-0827, to purchase your tickets and for more
Thursday, January 31
Tour of Homes & Luncheon
Luncheon at The Gasparilla Inn & Club at 11 a.m.
Tour of Homes, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Reception, Hill Tide Estates, 4 to 6 p.m.
Luncheon tickets are $50 each and are limited, so act
now! Tour tickets are $60 for Boca Grande Historical
Society Members. Complimentary cocktail reception
and raffle drawing at Hill Tide
Estates, courtesy of Hilltide
Estate, BCB Homes, Seagate
Each home tour ticket
includes a free raffle ticket. The
drawing for prizes will take
place at 5 p.m. You must be
present to win.
Purchase tickets by calling the Boca Grande Historical
Society at (941) 964-1600 or visit 170 Park Avenue
during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through