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Englewood History With Zest!

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Call 941-861-5000 for information on programs at the Elsie Quirk Library. Call 941-681-3736 for information on the Englewood Charlotte Library programs. Library programs made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library and the Friends of the Englewood Charlotte Library.

Theater Program

EARLY ENGLEWOOD PIONEERS

A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

 2:30 pm Sun 2/8  

 7:oo pm Sat 2/7, Mon 2/9, Tues 2/10, Wed 2/11

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Historic Green Street Church – 416 W Green Street Englewood

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

Every Day

1:00-3:00 pm Nature Cruises

Captain Bruce LaMotte, Lemon Bay Tours. Includes Englewood history narration. Beach Road near Tom Adams Bridge. Admission $30 per person ($5 off with a coupon available only by attending a Lemon Bay Fest program at either library location) Call 941-475-3168 to confirm sailing times.

10% off lunch Mango Bistro

The Mango Bistro at 301 W Dearborn Street is offering a discount coupon – get your coupon by attending a Lemon Bay Fest program at either library February 21 - 8, 2014.

FREE PASS Englewood Sports Complex

Attend any library program at either location and get a pass for one free fitness visit at the Englewood Sports Complex at 1300 S River Road in Englewood. For more information about the ESC and the services offered call 941-861-1980.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Historic Lampp House

10am-2pm

Open House

SHORE will guide Open House tours of the 1928 Historic Lampp Home.  Call Betty at 941-475-2696.  604 Perry Street

Englewood Charlotte Library

10:30-11:30am

Fringe Florida

The Unusual Subcultures of the Sunshine State (Lynn Waddell, Florida Humanities Council) Florida has long held a magical place in people’s imaginations, but in recent years it’s also gained a reputation for being a place where people are a little different, if not strange. Author and journalist Lynn Waddell delves beyond the sensational headlines and takes audiences inside some of the state’s most eclectic and daring worlds. She introduces you to the colorful people and lifestyles that make Florida truly special. She discusses how these edgy subcultures came to thrive here and incorporates 20th Century history. She shares her immersive experiences in these worlds during the research of her critically-acclaimed book, Fringe Florida: Travels Among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles.

Elsie Quirk Library

2-3 pm

Historic Green St. Church

416 W Green Street Englewood

7 PM

Early Englewood Pioneers

A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lemon Bay Women’s Club

9am-1pm

Open House

Cocoanut & Maple Streets  An open house at the historic Lemon Bay Woman’s Club with refreshments, quilting & craft demonstrations.

Elsie Quirk Library

5-7 pm

Monday Night Movie: Cracker Cowboy

 For over 250 years, cowboys have ridden the plains of central Florida. This film captures the beauty of the old ways with the drama of encroaching civilization. We see cowboys on the range, at the rodeo and in the corrals in a beautiful and important film documenting America in the throes of change; revealing the loss of her heritage.

Historic Green St. Church

416 W Green Street Englewood

7 PM

Early Englewood Pioneers

A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Englewood Sports Complex Outdoor Pickleball Courts

10am-12pm

Pickle Ball 101

 The ESC “Pickleballers” will introduce this fun and easy-to-learn game that is taking Florida by storm. 1300 S River Road Englewood Sports Complex
941-861-1980

Cedar Point Environmental Park

2300 Placida Rd

10:30–11:30am

11:30am – 12:30pm 1:30pm– 2:30pm

Cookie House Tours

Take a rare historic tour of the “Cookie House”!  Formerly known as the Bass Biological Laboratory, the scientific exploration of this facility grew into today’s world-renown Mote Marine Laboratory.
941-629.7278

Elsie Quirk Library

2-3pm

The Webb Family of Historic Spanish Point

John Webb traveled to Florida with his wife, five children, sister-in-law and father-in-law in 1867. They learned of life in Florida through stops in Key West and later Manatee. Once settled on the land we now call Historic Spanish Point, this family’s adventure truly began.

Historic Green St. Church

416 W Green Street Englewood

7 PM

Early Englewood Pioneers

A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Elsie Quirk Library

10:30-11:30am

Something Old and Something New

Betty Nugent from the Southwest Historical Organization of Resources and Education (SHORE) will discuss the history of Englewood

Englewood Charlotte Library

10:30-11:30am

Craig Pittman: Scent of Scandal

Investigative journalist Craig Pittman unravels the tangled web of smugglers, scientists and federal investigators to reveal the real criminals involved in the theft of a rare orchid from Sarasota’s Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Elsie Quirk Library

2-3pm

Elsie Quirk Library

6:00-7:30 pm

Peter Fletcher: Classical Guitarist

Part of the 2015 National Tour culminating with another highly regarded appearance at Carnegie Hall in April 2015.  Selections from his all-Edvard Grieg album as well as works from Bach, Praetorius, and Paganini.

Historic Green St. Church

416 W Green Street Englewood

7 PM

Early Englewood Pioneers

A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Englewood Beach, Pavilion #3

10:30-11am

History of Valentine’s Day

  Beach Story Time – holiday themed craft & story for kids and parents.

Elsie Quirk Library

10:30-11:30am

Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition (Bob Stone, Florida Humanities Council)

Bob Stone’s multi-media presentation explores and celebrates the history and culture of the nation’s oldest cattle ranching state from the colonial period to the 21st century.

 Englewood Charlotte Library

2-3pm

Elsie Quirk Library

2-3pm

Sea Shells Extraordinaire

 Englewood Shell Club Presentation based on Gulf Coast sea shell collections, exhibits that highlight crafts, Queen Conch, books, with free samples and open discussion.  Also get help identifying your treasures.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Elsie Quirk Library

10:30-11:30am

Fishing Industry in Englewood and Southwest Florida

 Bart Tracy will discuss the affects that the fishing industry has had on Englewood and Southwest Florida

Englewood Charlotte Library`

10:30-11:30am

Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607 Presenter: Michael Francis (Florida Humanities Council)

This presentation explores the early history of European settlement efforts in Florida. Learn about the remarkably rich, yet much neglected history of colonization in the US southeast in the 16th Century, a process that began almost a century before Jamestown. This presentation will give the audience an excellent background to understand our rich Spanish history as we approach Florida's 2013 quin-centennial celebration of Juan Ponce De Leon's landing in 1513.

Elsie Quirk Library

2-3pm

Arts Alliance Of Lemon Bay

1-4pm

Basket-making Class

Make a Florida Bowl basket using natural Florida materials.

Materials fee is $10.00 paid in advance.  Register at the AALB starting Feb 2, 2015.  Fees must be paid at time of registration.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cracker Fair

Pioneer Park Plaza
300 block W. Dearborn

10:00am – 4pm

Vendors, Entertainment

Free for all. An old-time “fair” presented by the Lemon Bay Historical Society

10am – 12:15pm

Lemon Desert Contest

Turn desserts in from 10-11, judging and announcement 12-12:15.

Lemon Bay Park

9:30-11:30am

Calling all FISH – Folks Interested in Submerged Habitats

Join American Littoral Society Biologist Chuck Idelberger on a search for marine life in Lemon Bay. Using hand and seine nets, you will search shallow waters and sea grass beds, observing, collecting, and discussing the natural history of some of the many interesting fishes and other animals that inhabit Lemon Bay. Please meet at the amphitheater just north of the main building.  To register for this event, please call Chuck Idelberger at 941-488-8998 or Kenya Leonard at 941-915-1244.

Open Studio

380 Old Englewood Road

4-8pm

Open House

 Open Studio Open House- Tours of the pottery, juice bar, gardens, healing arts building and lemon snacks taste testing.  Pot luck at 5:00 PM.  

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Historic Green St. Church

416 W Green Street Englewood

2:30:00 PM

Early Englewood Pioneers

A look at Englewood’s earliest pioneers though  drama, song and even dance. Meet the earliest pioneers as never before.

Reservations: 941-474-3764

Tickets: $5 – Tickets on sale after January  5, 2015

Proceeds benefit the Lemon Bay Historical Society and will go to needed repairs on the church building.

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