In In August 2006 the Bonita Springs City Council granted permission to the Bonita Springs Historical Society to occupy space at the newly renovated Liles Hotel. History exhibits are now on display in the public areas of the hotel and a first floor room is decorated as a period bedroom representative of the 1930’s. The Society’s two rooms on the second floor are utilized as a history resource center, available for use by the public, with the goal of furthering the study and understanding of our local heritage.

Monday through Friday. Bonita Springs Historical Society Liles Hotel Center and Museum. Enjoy while learning Historic Casner Home living. View historic photos, artifacts and a period 1930s hotel bedroom. Free and open to the public. 23700 Old 41 in Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, 34135.To learn more, please call (239) 390 – 2092.

Wednesdays and Thursdays. Live music. Wednesday Chris G. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday Leslie DaCosta performs Dixieland Jazz. 12 – 3 p.m. Fisherman’s Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, 33950. (941) 639 – 8721.

Through the 13th. The Wizard of Oz. Follow the yellow brick road as American’s most beloved movie comes to life on stage! Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, 33907. Call for times and ticket prices (239) 278 – 4422.

19 Fort Myers Music Walk. Featuring live bands in downtown Fort Myers along with shops, patios, bars, restaurants, crafts, and designated parking. Free. 6 – 10 p.m. Edwards Drive and Monroe Street, Fort Myers, 33901. (855) 732-3836.

20 Just for Fun Dog Show at Rotary Park. ALL DOGS ARE WELCOME! Check out dog related vendors and enter your dog in as many categories as you like to win a prize. All contestants will be automatically entered in: Best in Show & People’s Choices. Free to watch, but is if you participate $6 per category. 10 a.m. (Check-in 9:30 a.m.) Rotary Park Environmental Center, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 33914. To obtain more information call (239) 549 – 4606.

20 Celebrity Challenge. Dinner, challenges, music, and dancing. Dress country style! Get served by celebs and politicians from the Lehigh Acres Community and Lee County. $55. 6 p.m.Pelican Preserve – Magnolia Room, 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers, 33913. Go online and purchase your tickets at to RSVP by August 12 to the Chamber Office at (239) 369-3322.

22 Films for Film Lovers – “A Room with a View”. $10. 7 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Rd., SE Bonita Spring, 34135. Call (239) 495- 8989 or visit

27 Learn to Butterfly Garden. Enjoy complimentary lessons on Butterfly Garden every fourth Saturday of the month at the Butterfly Estates in the River District, classes start at 11 a.m. Summer hours for the Butterfly Estates are from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, 33901. Seating is limited, please call to register: (239) 690 – 2359. To learn more, visit

28 Muscle Car City’s Auto Flea Market. Only auto-related vendors allowed. Others will be made to leave. No memorabilia, die cast cars, or other items sold in Muscle Car City may be sold at flea market. No food may be sold. Free. 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rick’s Treworgy’s Muscle Car City Museum, 3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33950. (941)575-5959.



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