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Bonita & Estero Magazine

Bonita & Estero: January/February 2018 Issue

Jan 03, 2018 08:00AM ● Published by Kevin

 The Jan/Feb issue is packed with activity! We'll help you find ways to enjoy all the natural wonders for which this area is famous, whether you do that by going on a quiet hike, playing a round of golf, hitting a tennis ball, paddling a kayak or participating in something a little more extreme.

Read some of our top stories below.

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No boredom allowed on Fort Myers Beach stand-up paddleboarding fishing off the pier skimboarding and just playing in the sand are all part of the local activities Photo courtesy of Lee County VCB

Daytripping to Estero Island

From Bowditch Point to Lovers Key, frolic in surf, sun and excitement. Read More » 

 

Kayakers paddle on the freshwater reservoir known as Lake Dillon nestled among the mountains Photo by Alison Roberts-Tse

Colorado Outdoors Adventures for Families

From the serene to the adrenaline pumping, activities for all ages. Read More » 

 

Rum aficionados Tom Bocchino Kim McGonnell and Brian ONeal at Doc Fords Photo by Gina Birch

It’s Not Just for Mai-Tais: savvy and sophisticated, rum transcends mixing

Rum is a spirit that has many faces, and while it has a near-permanent place with the party people, it also has a seat at the table filled with people of discerning palates. Read More » 

 

Photo by Mandy Carter

The Cayman Islands: just a short flight away lies an easy Caribbean getaway

The laid-back island life and alluring clear water makes this a perfect destination for a no-hassle weekend getaway. Read More » 

 

FGCU President Mike Martin in the heart of campus Photo courtesy of FGCU

Leading FGCU’s 3rd Decade

Veteran educator ‘Mike’ Martin takes the helm. Read More » 

 

Nine Florida Staycations for Outdoors Lovers

Hotels that encourage their guests to unwind and unplug. Read More » 

 

In Print 2018
  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/16/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • December 20, 2017 – February 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6pm-8pm...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/16/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    01/16/2018
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    01/16/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/16/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/16/2018
    07:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • Noises Off

    01/16/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Stress Less Friday with Anna

    01/19/2018
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Give yourself one whole day to focus on slowing down and being mindful, grateful, and full of opt...


  • Sanibel Fine Art and Craft Festival

    01/19/2018
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    This event is a partnership betweeen The Sanibel Community Association and Boulderbrook productio...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/19/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • December 20, 2017 – February 16, 2018 Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6pm-8pm...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/19/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Tour De Cape

    01/19/2018
    05:00PM

    It's the 27th Anniversary of Tour De Cape! All participants who register prior to Tuesday, Ja...


  • Tour De Cape Pre-Event Celebration

    01/19/2018
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    The weekend begins with a kick-off celebration. Participants can pick up packets, maps, and t-shi...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/19/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Ladies' Night at The Paint Escape

    01/19/2018
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • 90's Music Fun Flow Yoga with Kiersten

    01/19/2018
    06:00PM — 07:30PM

    Join Kiersten for an energizing yoga class, flowing to your favorite 90's hits. Feel free to get ...


  • Parents Night Out with Shanna and Sue

    01/19/2018
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Kids Yoga helps children gain self-confidence, create awareness in their body and breath and give...


  • Noises Off

    01/19/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


  • Crimes of the Heart

    01/19/2018
    08:00PM

    The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite...


  • The Pajama Game

    01/19/2018
    08:00PM

    Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the n...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/19/2018
    08:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • TD Bank Naples Bike Brunch

    01/20/2018
    07:00AM — 03:00PM

    TD BANK NAPLES BIKE BRUNCH Saturday, January 20, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, Cambier Park, Naples, FL, a ...


  • 2018 Tour De Cape

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM

    Friday, January 19, 2018 Pre-event packet pick-up celebration at Cape Harbour 5:00 - 8:00pm ...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • Downtown Farmers Market

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Cape Coral Farmers’ Market is located in downtown Cape Coral at the intersection of S.E. 47th...


  • The environmental center is open to the public Monday-Saturday, from 8am-4pm, unless there is a p...


  • Bonita Springs Farmers Market

    01/20/2018
    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    Join us every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through April 28th on the west side of the parking lot...


  • Join us on Saturday morning and register your kids for the Kids Ride! Children who participate wi...


  • Sanibel Fine Art and Craft Festival

    01/20/2018
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    This event is a partnership betweeen The Sanibel Community Association and Boulderbrook productio...


  • The Gift of Yoga: The Gift of Health with Anna

    01/20/2018
    09:30AM — 10:30AM

    Join us for this family friendly, all levels yoga class at the Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket ...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    01/20/2018
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Nature Hike

    01/20/2018
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join a park naturalist for a walk on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Historic Site. Learn som...


  • Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on January 20 and 21, 2018. Celebrating 21 years, Art...


  • Richmond Park Grand Opening

    01/20/2018
    10:00AM — 03:00PM

    Neal Communities, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, is hosting a grand opening ev...


  • Cape Coral High School Community Festival

    01/20/2018
    11:00AM — 06:00PM

    We will be having our 1st annual Cape Coral High School COMMUNITY FESTIVAL on Saturday January 20...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/20/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/20/2018
    02:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • Wicked Dolphin Distillery Tour

    01/20/2018
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    We will take you through the steps of how we source our ingredients, cook, ferment, distill, in o...


  • Meditation for Modern Life with Anna and Chip

    01/20/2018
    03:00PM — 05:00PM

    Anna and Chip bring you a straightforward, vibrant approach to meditation that works within the d...


  • Tour De Cape

    01/20/2018
    05:00PM

    It's the 27th Anniversary of Tour De Cape! All participants who register prior to Tuesday, Ja...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/20/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Classic Cabaret

    01/20/2018
    07:00PM

    Gulfshore Opera’s Professional Artists in Residence performing an informal popular song concert w...


  • Noises Off

    01/20/2018
    07:30PM

    “Noises Off” is a laugh-out-loud farce surrounding an opening night performance of a play called ...


  • Crimes of the Heart

    01/20/2018
    08:00PM

    The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite...


  • The Pajama Game

    01/20/2018
    08:00PM

    Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the n...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/20/2018
    08:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • 2018 Tour De Cape

    01/21/2018
    08:00AM

    Friday, January 19, 2018 Pre-event packet pick-up celebration at Cape Harbour 5:00 - 8:00pm ...


  • The bounty of fresh, locally produced food is closer than you think! Check out the map for a lis...


  • Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

    01/21/2018
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for...


  • Art Fest Naples returns to Fleischmann Park on January 20 and 21, 2018. Celebrating 21 years, Art...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/21/2018
    11:45AM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • Mindful Retirement with Valarie and Nancy

    01/21/2018
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Are you thinking about retirement or enjoying it already? Have some hopes and fears about this ti...


  • Crimes of the Heart

    01/21/2018
    02:00PM

    The tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite...


  • How the Other Half Loves

    01/21/2018
    02:00PM

    Featuring Tony Nominee, Paxton Whitehead! One secret affair, two disastrous dinner parties, and ...


  • The Pajama Game

    01/21/2018
    03:00PM

    Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the n...


  • Experience deep relaxation body and soul as you surrender into restorative poses. Linda will shar...


  • The Hallelujah Girls

    01/21/2018
    05:30PM

    From the writers of The Dixie Swim Club and The Savannah Sipping Society comes this all-new, roll...


  • A Tribute To Ella

    01/21/2018
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    A program honoring the “First Lady of Song” with Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, and Metropolita...


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