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Offshore Sailing School holding getaway contest

With a location at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva, the Offshore Sailing School is hosting the Great Sailing Getaway Contest for a one-week vacation, while learning to sail or bareboat charter. The grand prize is tuition for up to four students — minimum age 7 with adult — for ...

Refuge to mark Earth Day with free activities, limited tours

Similar to how the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge has been operating its free seasonal tours, Earth Day on April 22 will be carefully curated for participant safety, according to officials. It will lead five free guided tours that day — limited to 10 participants each — ...

North Fort Myers High School to give ‘42nd Street’ another go March 25-28

news@breezenewspapers.com Last year, the North Fort Myers High School Drama Club was getting ready to put on its rendition of the classic musical “42nd Street” when the pandemic forced the show to be cancelled. This year, with all the sets and costumes and choreography ready, it made ...

Lee County Fair opens this week at the Civic Center

news@breezenewspapers.com Last year, the Southwest Florida Lee County Fair beat the clock, closing just before the pandemic ground public events to a halt. And while there was concern that there might not be a 97th version of the fair this year, it will go on after all, starting Thursday ...

Southwest Reading Festival goes virtual this year

news@breezenewspapers.com The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival will return virtually this year, giving attendees the opportunity to participate in a reading celebration. The free annual festival produced by the Lee County Library System, is intended to incite a passion for ...

Matlacha Hookers 9th annual Wine Tasting Event Feb. 28 at SJCCA

The Matlacha Hookers will host its Island Luau, 9th annual Wine Tasting Event, Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1-4 p.m., at the St. James City Civic Center. The rain date is March 7. All proceeds donated to The Beacon of Hope’s Senior Programs. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the ...

Outdoor Island Market Feb. 27 at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church

The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold an Outdoor Island Market this Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, 10360 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. The marker will feature local merchants, original art, handmade treasures, a local author, ...

The Invitational at Lovers Key arts and crafts show to be held Feb. 27-28

nmayberg@breezenewspapers.com Arts, crafts and jewelry fans will have a lot to see this weekend as Lovers Key State Park hosts The Invitational at Lovers Key fine art show at its event field. The show will feature metal and wood sculptors, glass blowers, painters, fine jewelers, functional ...