Charlotte Stone Crabs at home: First pitch at 7:05 p.m. except 5:35 p.m. Sunday at Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, www.stonecrabsbaseball.com
Thursday, Beach Story Time. 10:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at Englewood Beach, Englewood. Children ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult. Listen to fun stories and create seasonal crafts. For info, call 681-3736.
Friday, Aug. 28
The Mean Season 2004: Memories of Charley: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Charlotte County Historical Center, 22959 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor.
Charlotte County Director of Emergency Management Wayne Sallade will present a program examining historic Hurricane Charley and the Mean Season of 2004. For informaion, call 629-7278.
Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda closed until Aug. 30. reopening Aug 31. Classes will begin the week of Sept. 14. For info, call 639-8810.
"Everything Goes" Exhibition and Y'Art Sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday until Sept. 5 at Englewood Art Center, 350 S. McCall Road, Englewood.
A wide-open range of entries such as copies of work, giclees, or older works done by area artists, including items that have been previously donated to the art center.
For information, call 474-5548.
Punta Gorda Library will be closed until Sept. 12 for interior renovations. During the closure, items may be returned in the outside bins at the Punta Gorda Library or to any other Charlotte County Library.
For additional info, call Library Administration at 766-READ.
"Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art" Exhibit. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday until Sept. 26 at Charlotte County Historical Center, 22959 Bayshore Road, Charlotte Harbor. $2 adults; $1 children 12 & under. Features work of 35 folk artists, many self-taught, in the media of textile, wood and leather from the Florida Museum of History and with the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County.
Also included is local folk art exhibit loans courtesy of Vera Barlow, Bonnie Benande, Brenda Berdnik, Robert Brunner, Steve Duncan, Kathryn Erickson, William Haines, Cheri Lehew, Larry McClish and Joan Watmough. For info, call 629-7278.
Sept. 8-Oct. 26
Florida Watercolor Society 38th Annual Exhibition: Sept. 8-Oct. 26. at the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. Free. For the first time, the VAC hosts this extraordinary art show of the finest watercolor artists in the State of Florida. www.floridawatercolorsociety.org
Farmers Market at Tringali Recreation Center: 8 a.m. to noon, 2nd & 4th Friday of every month beginning Sept. 11.
Charlotte County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources will hold a Community Farmers Market at the Tringali Recreation Center located at 3460 N. Access Road, Englewood. Spaces available to vendors on a pre-registration basis only.
Vendors may pre-register by contacting Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources at Tringali Recreation Center, (941) 681-3742.
For information about the farmers market and other activities, call (941) 625-PLAY or visit charlottecountyfl.com
PARKapalooz: noon to 10 p.m. at Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. Live music all day featuring Little River Band and special guest Maiden Cane.
Food, adult beverages, vendors, and games for kids.
Information, (941) 743-2425.
Charlotte Harbor Artsensation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda.
Admission: $5 donation. Celebrating local music, art and culture.
Numerous artists, performers and cultural organizations entertain.
Kids Art Tables provide activities for children. Two stages for performances.
Food and drink available for purchase. Information, (941) 764-8100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 20, 21
Peace River National Art Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda.
Presented by the Visual Arts Center. Exhibiting their own work in jewelry, oils and acrylics, watercolors, textiles, bronze and glass sculpture, ceramics and pottery, furniture and metal-works are 125 carefully selected fine artisans and artists from as far away as Wisconsin and New Mexico. Information, www.visualartcenter.org