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Friday - February 17, 2012
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1) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Organization: Cultural Center of Charlotte County

Charlotte Players presents the fourth production of its 51st Season, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This hilarious musical farce, with Music by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart is Broadway's greatest farce. It is light, witty, fast-paced and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Artistic Direction by Sherie Ragan, Musical Direction by Kenneth Crisp and Kathleen Candales, Choreographer.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will be performed at the Cultural Center Theater on February 17-19 and February 23-, 2012. Performances are at 7:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 17th, Saturday, Feb. 18th, Thursday, Feb. 23rd, Friday, Feb 24th and Saturday, Feb 25th, 2012. There will be one matinee performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Feb 19th, 2012. Reserved seating is available by calling 625-4175, Ext 220 Mon- Fri 10 AM to 3 PM. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for students. For additional information, please call the Charlotte Players office at 255-1022.

Date: Friday  February 17, 2012       
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Venue: Cultural Center of Charlotte County
Address: 2280 Aaron Street
Location: Port Charlotte
Email: marketing@theculturalcenter.com
Website: www.theculturalcenter.com

2) Celebration of Reading 2012
Florida's Celebration of Reading is a special day that brings together best-selling authors, business partners, literacy volunteers and friends to support Volunteer USA Foundation's Family Literacy Academies and to celebrate the profound impact that its literacy programs have on families in the U.S. (239) 444 1234

8:30 a.m.: Children's Celebration Breakfast Event featuring author Jeff Kinney to honor local student winners of story writing contest.

11:30 am to 1:15 pm: Exclusive Luncheon Event featuring Celebrity Chef and Author Art Smith (Sustaining Sponsors, Benefactors & Investors)

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Education policy forum, A Conversation on Family Literacy at Fl. Gulf Coast University. Jeb Bush hosts panel including U.S. Senator Marco Rubio; Sharon Darling, President, National Center for Family Literacy; and Jeanne Allen, President of the Center for Education Reform. (see map for location details) (Investor Level & Higher, RSVP required)

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm: VIP Reception and Photo Opportunity (Patron Level & Higher)
Celebration of Reading Event (All Sponsors and ticket purchasers)

5:00 pm: Beer & Wine Cocktail Hour
6:00 pm: Reading Event with Best-Selling Authors Begins
7:00 pm: Dinner (serving gourmet surf & turf dinner )
9:00 pm: Author Book Signing Event, *Each guest will receive a commemorative gift bag which includes two books. Guests may elect to purchase additional books to be autographed by our authors at the on-site Barnes & Noble bookstore, where proceeds support literacy.
Program & Dinner Tickets are $250

Date: Friday  February 17, 2012       
Time: 8:30 AM
Venue: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
Address: 5001 Coconut Road
Location: Bonita Springs

3) Zimsculpt in the Garden Opening Gala
Organization: Naples Botanical Garden

A remarkable showing of the internationally acclaimed exhibit Zimsculpt, comprised of more than 200 Zimbabwean stone (shona) sculptures created by 80 artists, set in the lush and diverse surroundings of Naples Botanical Garden. Stroll the Garden and watch as two of the contributing artists, Passmore Mupindiko and Patrick Sephani, give a live demonstration of the carving of these amazing sculptures

Date: Friday  February 17, 2012       
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Naples Botanical Garden
Address: 4820 Bayshore Drive
Location: Naples
Website: www.naplesgarden.org

4) Crafts on the River and Vintage Market
Organization: Edison Festival of Light

Crafts on the River and Vintage Market

Date: Friday  February 17, 2012       
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address: Fort Myers Centennial Park
Location: Downtown Fort Myers
Website: edisonfestival.org

5) Living History Tours
Organization: Uncommon Friends Foundation

Join Mona or Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers' oldest homes. Call ahead and we can order you a lovely catered lunch. Reserve a particular date for a groups of 8 or more. Tour: $12 Lunch: $10.

Date: Friday  February 17, 2012       
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Venue: Burroughs Home & Gardens
Address: 2505 First Street
Location: Downtown Fort Myers
Email: christine@burroughshome.com
Website: www.burroughshome.com
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