Punta Gorda

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Introduction to Yoga Series @ The Yoga Sanctuary
Jan 13 @ 5:30 PM – Feb 17 @ 6:45 PM
Introduction to Yoga Series @ The Yoga Sanctuary
No flexibility required; all ages and body types welcome! This six-week series, limited to eight students, will walk you through the basics of yoga. Learn pose anatomy and alignment, ways to personalize the practice for specific issues or injuries, and the foundations of yoga philosophy. Due to the small class size, which allows for individualized attention, pre-registration is required. For more information please visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA(9642).
Live Music with Michael Hirst @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Jan 28 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy live music by Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst, 11 am-2 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Cafe
The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Free Pub Run @ The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Free Pub Run
Jan 28 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Pub Run 3.0ish.  Registration is Free and begins at 6pm, with the first group of walkers starting at 6:15pm and the second group of runners starting at 6:30pm.  The Pub Runs are between two and a half and three-ish miles long looping around downtown Punta Gorda using both sidewalks and trails.  The runs begin at The Foot Landing and end at The Celtic Ray.  The dynamic of the runs is very laidback.  Literally providing runners and walkers of all skill levels and abilities with an opportunity to meet other local runners and walkers in a relaxed atmosphere.  Questions?  Contact Ralph or Sherry at The Foot Landing 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112 Punta Gorda.  Info@thefootlanding.com   www.thefootlanding.com    
Jan 29 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Every thursday night musicians of all kind gather along the Charlotte Harbor waterfront to jam at Punta Gorda’s Guitar Army. Casual, Comfortable, and Cool along the Harbor. Relax and enjoy a diverse eclectic mix of guitar, bluegrass, jazz, folk and country music in a setting is quintessential Punta Gorda. Stop by Gilchrist Park between  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for some Free entertainment while the sun goes down over the Charlotte Harbor! Bring a chair and join in or just listen to the a casual jam groups at Gilchrist Park. (Weather permitting)  The gazebo is the centerpiece.
Two Brothers Home-style Cooking Bar and Grill presents 2015 Blues with a Fuse Concert Series Mill Entertainment with Book and Hook Productions brings the Blues with a Fuse Concert Series to a whole new level. Live in concert world famous recording artist Popa Chubby. Southwest Florida and Charlotte County Bikers, this is a free concert. You don’t want to miss this one. To make your reservations call 941-347-8567. You must have dinner and drinks in order to make a reservation to hold a table. No exceptions.
Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Jan 30 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy live music by Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst, 11 am-2 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Cafe
Wine Glass Painting Class @ Fisherman's Village
Jan 30 @ 1:00 PM
Wine Glass Painting Class @ Fisherman's Village | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Enjoy the fun painting 2 wine glasses with a local artist at Simply Sweet Confectionary Cafe at the entrance to Fisherman’s Village. 35.00 plus complimentary chocolate! Contact The Painted Cabana, at 239-986-2273 to register!
Live Music with Doug Coventry @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Jan 30 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Enjoy variety and dance music with Singer/Guitarist Doug Coventry, Center Stage
Annual City of Punta Gorda Charity Amateur Golf Championship. January 31 at Twin Isles Country Club and February 1 at St. Andrews South Golf Club. Eligible to all women, men and youth players having a Punta Gorda mailing address. Awards and prizes for top 3 finishers in 4 flight categories. The event benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for families in Charlotte County and various other 501C3 charities in Punta Gorda. For information and registration contact (941)639-5261, prompt 1
January 31, St. Vincent De Paul Walk for the Poor. Sacred Heart Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave. For additional information (941)448-5950 or www.svdpcharlottefl.org. 
Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour. Starts at the Isles Yacht Club, 1780 W Marion Avenue. For additional information contact (941)637-1655 or http://www.beyondourselves.peapps.com 
The 4th Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival in Laishley Park Punta Gorda @ Punta Gorda ChiliFest  | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
The 4th Annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival in Laishley Park Punta Gorda     www.puntagordachilifest.com   The aroma of award winning chili will return to Laishley Park in Punta Gorda on January 31st, 2015.  That’s when the 4th annual Charlotte Harbor Chili Challenge and Beer Festival is coming to town. 25 chili teams will set up their chili cooking booths in Laishley Park in an effort to persuade the judges and the general public that their chili is the best. The teams may consist of friends, family, service organizations, clubs, non-profits, businesses, or just about anyone who has the desire to make good, if not great chili. In addition to making great chili, teams will be challenged to decorate their 15? x 15? booths in a “Hillbilly Chili” theme.  The best decorated booth will win the Showmanship award and a first place prize of $500.  Booths will be judged on five criteria – Theme, Action, Costume, Audience Appeal, and Booth Set-Up. Awards will be given to the top five booths. Teams may decorate their booths however they choose using any type of decorations, lights, banners, flags, props, etc. The only requirement is everything must be inside the[...]
Punta Gorda Farmers Market @ Punta Gorda Farmers Market
Jan 31 @ 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Punta Gorda Farmers Market @ Punta Gorda Farmers Market | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Downtown Farmers Market Closed Saturday, August 10, 2013    In honor of CCSO Sergeant Michael Wilson and family, the Downtown Farmers Market will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, August 10.    EVERY SATURDAY 8 AM till noon (Summer Season) Taylor St., across from the Historic Charlotte County Courthouse General Information Contact: (941) 391-4856 EMAIL US MAP Award Winning! Voted the best small market in Florida and 15th in the USA, we have a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French bakery, baguettes and olives, homemade pies, orchids, organic produce, personalized pens, kettlecorn, coffee beans and drinks, native and exotic plants. The Farmers Market has become a Saturday morning tradition, adding more vendors weekly.  There is always live entertainment. There is live music from 9am to Noon Watch the market video  
Jan 31 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cruise in for a friendly competition between Mopars and all those other cars! Trophies, door prizes, 50/50, Tom’s Traveling Tunes and more! More details closer to the event.
Annual Walk for the Poor @ 211 W. Charlotte Ave.
Jan 31 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Walk will begin at 10 am, Saturday, Jan. 31.  Registration is at 9 am.  The route will take walkers, via sidewalk, around the church property.  To register as a walker and/or to make a donation by credit card, visit the Council’s website at www.svdpcharlottefl.org or bring your check to the Walk, made payable to  St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Charlotte County florida Inc.  Walkers who give $25 or more will get a free t-shirt (as long as supplies last).  For more information, call (941) 448-5940.
Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour @ Share the Love for the Kids Home Tour
Jan 31 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tour 6 private PGI homes & 3 gardens 10 – 4. Fund Raiser for New Operation Cooper Street & Back Pack Kidz. Begin tour & buy $25 tickets at Isles Yacht Club,1780 W. Marion Ave., PG. Advance tickets $20 at PGICA & PG & Char. Chambers of Commerce. Optional Lunch tickets $20. Basket raffle. 941-916-9338
Register for the 7th Annual Hands Across the Harbor Peace River Bridge Run, Ride or Roll on January 31, 2015!
Register for the 7th Annual Hands Across the Harbor Peace River Bridge Run, Ride or Roll on January 31, 2015!   Hands Across the Harbor is a community walk, run, and biking event with the goal of bringing together Charlotte County residents to celebrate the natural beauty of the harbor.   Register for the 7th Annual Hands Across the Harbor Peace River Bridge Run, Ride or Roll on January 31, 2015!   www.handsacrosstheharbor.org
Denny Pezzin rocks the Village! @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Jan 31 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Put your dancin’ shoes on and come to center court for variety, oldies and dance music with performer Denny Pezzin!
Punta Gorda Historical Society’s farmers market. @ Historical Society's Farmers Market
Feb 1 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Each Sunday visit the Punta Gorda Historical Society’s farmers market. Come and mingle with your memories at the Sunday Farmers Market at the History Park. In addition to the regular vendors, a host of antique dealers will be at the Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the History Park, 501 Shreve Street. For information, please call (941) 380-6814.
Wings and Rings at the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge @ Wings and Rings at the Punta Gorda Elks Lodge!
Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Yoga and the Creative Heart @ The Yoga Sanctuary
Feb 1 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Yoga and the Creative Heart @ The Yoga Sanctuary
Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, and wisdom, serves as a wonderful representation of how the practice of yoga can help to harness and cultivate creative energy for use in other areas of your life. In this workshop, you will move through a practice designed specifically to connect you more deeply to your creative center. Chakra work, discussion, meditation, and breath work will be incorporated to help open any potential energetic or physical blockages to the flow of creative juices. Bring a journal or sketch pad, as we will end with time to record your thoughts and ideas for future projects, song lyrics, poems, drawings – whatever your creative heart inspires! Open to all.
MCC is closed on Mondays through out the year. Please visit us Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The diner opens Tuesdays through Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
Four Leaf Strummers Banjo Group @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Feb 2 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Come tap your toes and sing along with this energetic group of Banjo lovers!
Yogi Runners – Mat to 7K @ The Yoga Sanctuary
Feb 2 @ 5:45 PM – Mar 23 @ 8:00 PM
Yogi Runners – Mat to 7K @ The Yoga Sanctuary
The Yoga Sanctuary and The Foot Landing are excited to offer this unique 8-week program, designed specifically to take you from your yoga mat to a 7K – and not just any 7K, but the first annual Chocolate Fantasia Night Run! Your training program will use a run/walk/run interval training method to get your across the finish line. Monday evenings you will be led by your RRCA-certified coaches from The Foot Landing to develop and set your week’s training goals. Follow that session with a run-specific yoga class to help maintain flexibility and keep injuries at bay. Included in this yoga session will be short practices to continue with on your own. Next, meet with your running coaches again on Wednesday evening for your second led run of the week. You will then be responsible for doing one additional run per week on your own. Your 8-week program will culminate with The Foot Landing’s Chocolate Fantasia 7K Night Run on Saturday, March 28th. Note: Cost of Chocolate Fantasia 7K Night Run is included in program cost. Participants should be able to walk or walk/run at least one mile prior to beginning the program. No pace requirement; no previous yoga experience[...]
Feb 3 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PGI Car Club meets for monthly breakfast meeting.
Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Feb 4 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy the soothing selections of one of Punta Gorda’s favorite musicians, Michael Hirst. Near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café.
Feb 4 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Corvette Club meet for their monthly dinner meeting.
The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Free Pub Run @ The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Free Pub Run
Feb 4 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Pub Run 3.0ish.  Registration is Free and begins at 6pm, with the first group of walkers starting at 6:15pm and the second group of runners starting at 6:30pm.  The Pub Runs are between two and a half and three-ish miles long looping around downtown Punta Gorda using both sidewalks and trails.  The runs begin at The Foot Landing and end at The Celtic Ray.  The dynamic of the runs is very laidback.  Literally providing runners and walkers of all skill levels and abilities with an opportunity to meet other local runners and walkers in a relaxed atmosphere.  Questions?  Contact Ralph or Sherry at The Foot Landing 117 Herald Court, Suite 1112 Punta Gorda.  Info@thefootlanding.com   www.thefootlanding.com    


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