Corks and Canvases This Thursday Night at Charlotte Community Foundation Building

Join Kathleen Kelly from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 23rd for a fabulous evening of painting, wine and appetizers.   The April Corks N' Canvas will be hosted by the Charlotte Community Foundation, on the corner of Olympia and Sullivan in downtown Punta Gorda.

 For tickets contact the Punta Gorda Chamber at  941-639-3720.  Tickets which include art supplies, wine and appetizers are $40.

When and Where:
April 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte Community Foundation
Punta Gorda

St. Vincent de Paul Charity Golf Scramble April 25

A golf scramble will be held on April 25th to raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul at St. Andrews South Golf Club.  The scramle is open to men and women golfers of all levels. Cost is $75 per person, which includes 18 rounds of golf, golf cart, continental breakfast and lunch.  More information: (941) 202-2216 or

Shakespeare in the Park Friday April 24 Charlotte Harbor

Right OTB in Charlotte Harbor, the Bard will be celebrated by the Charlotte County Historical Center.  In Bayshore Live Oak Park on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. you are encouraged to dress as your favorite Shakespeare character and join the festivities.  Bring blankets and chairs. Admission is free.  More information (941) 629-7278.

Spring Fling Luau for Virginia B. Andes Saturday April 18

A Spring Fling Luau will take place  on the grand lawn overlooking Charlotte Harbor at the Four Points Sheraton on Saturday, April 18th to benefit the Virginia B. Andres Volunteer Community Clinic.  Tropical Attire.  Tickets: $85 pp, $150 a couple.  Begins at 6 p.m.   More information:

Come Back to the Hotel Charlotte Harbor April 17th at the Event Center Punta Gorda

On April 17th, the Punta Gorda History Center, for its premier event, will celebrate the era of the grand Florida Hotel in the late 20s.  The Charlotte Harbor Event Center will be transformed to capture the essence of the Hotel Charlotte Harbor which once stood in Punta Gorda on the harbor. The essence of the hotel will be captured as guests enjoy an elegant surf and turf dinner, historical exhibits, live jazz band, and music from the Goldtones.  Tickets are $95.  More information: (941) 258-2080 or   

Mary Poppins Drops in to Punta Gorda April 12th through the 19th

The Charlotte High School Drama Club, Troupe 0922 will present Mary Poppins, a musical based on the children's book by P.L.Travers and the 1964 Disney film at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center.  Show dates are April 12, 15,16,17, 18 and 19.  Tickets, just $15, can be purchased at CPAC or at