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June Calendar


Alliance for the Arts. The 22nd annual 2-D/3-D All Florida Juried Exhibition runs June 13 to Aug. 4. 939-2787.

Art League of Bonita Springs. Check out the Regional Summer Exhibition featuring artwork in a wide variety of mediums and styles. June 6 to July 24. Opening reception, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. 495-8989.

Cape Coral Arts Studio. A Guest Artists Invitational featuring demonstrations by area professional artists is June 6–27. 574-0802.

Naples Museum of Art. Pablo Picasso: Preoccupations and Passions and Jerome Tupa’s Painting the Pilgrimage: From Paris to Compostela are on display until May 18. In the permanent collection: Leaders in American Modernism, Masters of Miniature and Modern Mexican Masters, through June 29. 597-1900.

The von Liebig Art Center. Art Encounter 2008, an all-Florida juried awards exhibition, is on display through June 29. 262-6517.


Festival of Great Organ Music. Organists from around Southwest Florida perform on the Phil’s 3,604-pipe Casavant organ, June 8 at 3 p.m. 597-1900.

Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. An afternoon of music from countries around the world, including Japan, Nigeria, France, Germany, Mexico and more in Music Takes You There. June 1 at
3 p.m. at the Phil. 597-1900.

SummerJazz on the Gulf. The 23rd annual free concert series kicks off June 21 at 7 p.m. on the Watkins Lawn of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. 261-2222.


Hair. The first and most successful of the rock musicals, this social commentary provides insight into the philosophy of the 1960s. It’s onstage June 12–22 at the G&L Theatre in Naples. (888) 966-3352.

The Rainmaker. A lonely ranch girl falls for a con man who peddles his "rainmaking" powers to unsuspecting towns. June 1 at 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center Theatre in Port Charlotte. (941) 255-1022.

The Secret Garden. The musical based on the novel tells the story of an orphan sent to live with her reclusive uncle in a gloomy house on the Yorkshire moors. June 27 to Aug. 2 at Sugden Community Theatre’s Blackburn Hall. 263-7990.

The Wizard of Oz. The classic movie musical comes to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers June 5 to Aug. 9. 278-4422.

Wit. When a noted professor is diagnosed with cancer, she becomes a prize patient in a teaching hospital. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama performed by The Naples Players is at Sugden Community Theatre until June 14. 263-7990.


Drama camp. The third annual drama program for kids ages eight to 13 culminates in a play performed on stage. June 16–27 at First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Myers. 332-1152.

Fine arts camp. Children ages seven to 12 enjoy hands-on experience with painting, clay, mixed-media crafts and more, June 16 to Aug. 8 at the Cape Coral Arts Studio. 574-0802.

Imaginarium. Travel through time with Lucy: The Story of Human Origins, an exhibit of fossils and artifacts spanning 50 million years, through June 7. 337-3332.

The Jungle Book. The Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre presents the musical adventures of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the jungle. June 18 to Aug. 3. 278-4422.

Kids Fitness Expo. A day of fitness and learning at the Cambier Park bandshell, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 601-0787.

Summer Arts Camp 2008. Campers experience visual and literary arts, music and theater through themed weeks. Runs June 16 to Aug. 1 at the Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787.


Indie Film Premiere. Catch the first showing of Barely a Chance, a story of a man who becomes single and embraces the five stages of grief. Get there early for a preliminary concert by the Heather Brooks Band, Modulation and DJ Michael Briscoe, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. 337-1933.

Evening on Fifth. A variety of live entertainment along Fifth Avenue South will be presented on June 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 435-3742.

Thursdays on Third. Street entertainment in the downtown Naples shopping district, June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. 649-6707.


Caloosa Catch and Release Fishing Tournament. Part of the popular angler tournament series comes to The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, June 5–8. 850-1707.

Fitness Challenge Triathlon. The 22nd edition of running, swimming and biking will begin and end at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on June 1 beginning at 7:30 a.m. 403-4099.

Florida Firecats. Germain Arena’s football team takes on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers June 28 at 7:30 p.m. 948-7825.

Fort Myers Miracle. The local minor league baseball team will host the Dunedin Blue Jays, June 2–4; Vero Beach Rays, June 9–12; Sarasota Reds, June 19–21; and Brevard County Manatees, June 26–29; all at Hammond Stadium in the Lee County Sports Complex. 768-4210.

Naples Zoo. In honor of Father’s Day, dads are invited to trade unwanted bottles of cologne or aftershave for free admission. (The donations will be used to provide new scents for the animals.) June 13–16. 262-5409.

Palm Cottage. Tours of the historic cottage and the Norris Gardens are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through October. 261-8164.


Cape Coral Arts Studio. The studio offers a seven-week schedule of various classes in fine arts and crafts for adults June 9 to Aug. 1. 574-0802.

Chocolate-making classes. Learn techniques from master chocolatier Norman Love, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers. 561-7215.

All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted. Submit events for this calendar to jenniferf@gulfshorelife.com.

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