Canvas for a Cause Saturday July 11 at Visual Arts Center

This Saturday, July 11, 6:30-9:30 at the Visual Arts Center creativity meets community at Canvas for a Cause, a fundraising event for the AMIKids Crossroads residential program for boys and Visual Arts Center youth programs such as Cooper Street School art camp. Go head-to-head in a paint-off for two causes and paint your best Freedom Flag with the help of talented instructors. When the paint-off is finished, both original paintings will be auctioned off, along with valuable 

Punta Gorda Fourth of July Celebration at Laishley will feature Patriotic presentations, Nashville Recording Band, Fireworks and More

Punta Gorda’s Annual Independence day celebration at Laishley Park Marina will kick off at 11 a.m. on the 4th of July.

This year’s event features Water-Mania- a group of 12 giant waterslides- to be erected in Laishley Park. There are slides of all types and sizes for the littlest kids to grownups too. In addition to the Water-Mania Water Slides there will be a large Kid’s Fun Zone with plenty to keep the young ones excited.

Vendors, displays, and unique shopping opportunities await as the park will be filled with booths in addition to  plenty of fun festival food, cold beer and beverages!

Comedy for a Cause Announcing 2015 Local Leader Comedians at Kick-Off Party June 8

Comedy for a Cause is announcing its 2015 lineup of comedians at a Kick-Off Party June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Southport Square in Port Charlotte.  Free Refreshments being served.  For more information  contact:
Marie LaBrosse at 941-815-6230 or
Deborah McMullen at 941-661-8662

Blues Brews and BBQ Weekend June 12th to 14th

A weekend of fabulous Blues music, local Brews and hot-out-of-the-smoker BBQ on June 12th to 14th, 2015, at the Punta Gorda History Park on Shreve St., Punta Gorda.
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce presents  the Blues music of Frank Greathouse and Screamin' and Cryin', Seth Walker, and Sena Ehrhardt.
Brews provided by local craft beer brewers, BBQ and other foods by local BBQ specialists.
Friday Event: for VIP Ticket holders ONLY. 5:30 – 7PM at Fat Point Brewery. Serving specialty Brews, snacks and Music Frank Greathouse. Limited tickets; purchase early!

Veterans Motor Car Club Vintage Car Show on Memorial Day at Fishville

At Fishville, Monday May 25 (Memorial Day)  a collection of vintage vehicles will be on display from 11 am-2 pm in the Village parking lot.  Presented by Veteran Motor Car Club of America.