Punta Gorda

Local Events in and around Punta Gorda Florida !

King Fisher Fleet Community Nights @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Jun 9 @ 6:30 PM – Sep 30 @ 8:00 PM
COMMUNITY NIGHTS FOR ½ PRICE SUNSET CRUISE ADMISSION   King Fisher Fleet, headquartered at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, offers ½ price admission on Sunset Cruises to select groups and their families. From June through September 30, King Fisher Fleet will honor those hard-working community members by offering a 50% discount on its Sunset Cruise.   Tuesdays: Teachers, School Administration, and School Support Staff Wednesdays: State, County, and City Government Employees, including Fire, Police, and other First Responders Thursdays: Healthcare Workers (doctor’s offices, retirement communities, hospitals) Fridays: Hospitality Industry Employees (hotels, restaurants, area attractions)   All community members employed in each category are eligible for ½ price admission for themselves and their family members on the Sunset Cruise with proof of employment. Proof of employment includes a name tag with the company logo, an employee ID, or other identifying document. Regular ticket price is $19.95 +tax for adults, $9.98 for children 3-11, and free for children under 3. Advance reservations are recommended. For more information about this special Community Night offer, please call (941) 639-0969.    
Two Great Events to Celebrate the Publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Two Great Events to Celebrate the Publication of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird Book Discussion Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 PM To Kill a Mockingbird  Book Discussion Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 PM
Jul 1 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy local favorite Michael Hirst as he performs 11 am-2 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café!
Jul 1 @ 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
Jul 1 @ 10:00 PM – 11:30 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    
Jul 2 @ 11:30 AM – Jul 30 @ 12:30 PM
Meditations on the Yamas: A 5 week series @ The Yoga Sanctuary | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Yama is the first limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Broken down into 5 “restraints” that we observe in relationship to the world, such as non-harming and truthfulness, they provide a framework for living a life that is free from suffering. Exploring each Yama individually reveals surprising nuances, which, with reflection and meditation, can help us to see repetitive and unhealthy habits, responses, and behaviors that can lead to unhappiness – and then, more importantly, to change them. In this 5 week workshop, you will learn the meaning and intent of each Yama, explore their practical applications in daily life, and meditate on the meaning of each in your own life. Open to all levels. For more information, visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA(9642).
Jul 2 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 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.
Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst @ 1200 W. Retta Esplanade
Jul 3 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Enjoy local favorite Michael Hirst as he performs 3-6 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café!
Fourth Fest 2015 featuring WaterMania and the LARGEST Fireworks Display EVER in Punta Gorda ! @ 4th of July Fireworks - Fourth Fest | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Fourth Fest 2015 featuring WaterMania and the LARGEST Fireworks Display EVER in Punta Gorda !www.puntagordafireworks.com
Military Heritage Museum Rooftop Party, top deck of the Herald Court Centre parking garage. For tickets, call (941)505-9003 or visit www.freedomisntfree.org.
Downtown Punta Gorda Farmers Market @ Punta Gorda Farmers Market
Jul 4 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Downtown Punta Gorda Farmers Market @ Punta Gorda Farmers Market | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
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   .   .
Jul 4 @ 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Annual Freedom Swim on Charlotte Harbor begins at 10 a.m.  Free Trolley rides from North Bridge to Fishermen’s Village. Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst will be performing 11 am-2 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café! Enjoy shopping and dining with Village merchants. Harpoon Harry’s will celebrate the day with Kids crafts and treats, bathing suit contests, drink and food specials and live music all day with DJ George! Viewing of Fireworks Display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9 pm.
Jul 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Saturday, July 4th, 2014, Fishermen’s Village will host their annual 4th of July Celebration.  Admission and parking are free and the public is cordially invited to attend.  The ever popular Freedom Swim begins at 10 am on the north side of the southbound US 41 bridge and ends at Harpoon Harry’s. (call 941 661-5622 for more Freedom Swim details) The Green Hibiscus Trolley will provide transportation between Fishermen’s Village and the Swim starting point beginning at 8 am and continuing until 1 pm.  Other festivities will include:  Live Music by Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst, 11 am-2 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café and shopping/dining with Village Merchants.  Harpoon Harry’s will be offering Kids crafts and treats, bathing suit contests and live music with DJ George all day.  Viewing of annual fireworks display over Charlotte Harbor begins at 9:00 pm.King Fisher Fleet will be offering a Fireworks Cruise, departing at 7:30 pm and returning to Fishermen’s Village at 10 pm.  Tour Charlotte Harbor, watch the sunset and enjoy the fireworks display.  Call 941 639-0969 for rates/reservations. Fishermen’s Village Waterfront Mall, Resort and Marina is located off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda. From I-75, take exit 164, turn left and proceed 3 miles to Fishermen’s[...]
Punta Gorda Historical Society’s farmers market. @ Historical Society's Farmers Market
Jul 5 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 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!
Jul 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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.
Jul 7 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PGI Car Club meets for monthly breakfast meeting.
Jul 7 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Finding Ease in Down Dog:An Exploration of Adho Mukha Svanasana @ The Yoga Sanctuary | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Practiced all on its own or inserted as a transitional posture in a sequence, Adho Mukha Svanasana helps you get from the ground up to standing and back down again! Although the pose seems relatively basic, it is anything but. Wrist and shoulder pain, tightness in the hips and legs, and fatigue can all make Downward Facing Dog challenging for many people. In this workshop, we’ll explore both the physical alignment and the energetics of the pose. Using props and specific yogic techniques, you’ll discover various ways to prepare for and find ease in your Dog Pose. Leave with a better understanding of the posture and how it can be modified to suit wherever you are in your practice. Open to all levels. For more information visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA(9642).
Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Enjoy local favorite Michael Hirst as he performs 11 am-2 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café!
Summer Boating Training For Teens @ Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
Jul 8 @ 1:00 PM
Summer Boating Training For Teens @ Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
The United States Power Squadrons®, the oldest boater education organization in the country, will be offering its ABC3 Course for teens at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club on Lister Street in Port Charlotte. The first session begins at 1 PM on Monday, 8 June. This free program is offered in six hands-on sessions over two weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Completion of the course qualifies successful teens with the Florida Boat Operators Certificate now required for boat operators who are under 27 years of age. Activities include: boat handling, emergency procedures, docking, safety equipment and rules of the road with a one day on-the-water review. For further information contact Greg Scotten at 941-833-0752.
The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Free Pub Run @ The Foot Landing Wednesday Night Free Pub Run
Jul 8 @ 10:00 PM – 11:30 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    
Jul 9 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Back to Movement:Yoga for a Healthy Back Series @ The Yoga Sanctuary | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Yoga is one of the best ways to alleviate — or even begin to cure — chronic back pain. This four-week series will give you a better understanding of your back pain and how to manage it, in and out of class. We will address how to relieve pain both in the moment and over time. Ideal for those with ongoing issues, whether the pain is daily, monthly, or once every few years. Each participate will receive a copy of Mary Pullig Schatz’s Back Care Basics. Open to everyone; no yoga experience necessary. For more information visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA(9642).
Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 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.
Jul 10 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Enjoy local favorite Michael Hirst as he performs 3-6 pm near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee Café!
Jul 10 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Back to Movement:Yoga for a Healthy Back Series @ The Yoga Sanctuary | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Yoga is one of the best ways to alleviate — or even begin to cure — chronic back pain. This four-week series will give you a better understanding of your back pain and how to manage it, in and out of class. We will address how to relieve pain both in the moment and over time. Ideal for those with ongoing issues, whether the pain is daily, monthly, or once every few years. Each participate will receive a copy of Mary Pullig Schatz’s Back Care Basics. Open to everyone; no yoga experience necessary. For more information visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA(9642).
Downtown Punta Gorda Farmers Market @ Punta Gorda Farmers Market
Jul 11 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Downtown Punta Gorda Farmers Market @ Punta Gorda Farmers Market | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
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   .   .
America’s Boating Course (ABC) @ Punta Gorda Boat Club
Jul 11 @ 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
America's Boating Course (ABC) @ Punta Gorda Boat Club
America’s Boating Course (ABC) gives you the knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards. Become a more competent boater, learn from the best, take America’s Boating Course today. What’s included? – Types of boats and their uses – Boating laws, both local and national – Safety equipment, both required and recommended – Finding your way, and adverse conditions – Communications – Trailering, knots and lines, and water sports topics Classes will meet three (3) Saturdays, July 11, 18, and 25, 2015 from 8:30am – 12:30pm all three days
Jul 11 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Back to Movement:Yoga for a Healthy Back Series @ The Yoga Sanctuary | Punta Gorda | Florida | United States
Yoga is one of the best ways to alleviate — or even begin to cure — chronic back pain. This four-week series will give you a better understanding of your back pain and how to manage it, in and out of class. We will address how to relieve pain both in the moment and over time. Ideal for those with ongoing issues, whether the pain is daily, monthly, or once every few years. Each participate will receive a copy of Mary Pullig Schatz’s Back Care Basics. Open to everyone; no yoga experience necessary. For more information visit www.theyogasanctuary.biz or call 941.505.YOGA(9642).
Using Marine Charts @ Bayfront Center
Jul 12 @ 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Using Marine Charts @ Bayfront Center
Charts provide information essential to your safety afloat. Even with GPS and electronic navigation, the chart is needed to tell you what is around you and between you and your intended destination. A system of symbols is used by cartographers to tell you what lies below the surface of the water and the depths of water. There is key information about visible landmarks and navigation aids to help you navigate your course. The chart also is your link with the GPS via its grid scale, compass rose, and distance scales. A brief introduction to latitude and longitude provides insight to the operation of GPS receivers.
Punta Gorda Historical Society’s farmers market. @ Historical Society's Farmers Market
Jul 12 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 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.


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