November opened the season briskly on Boca Grande with at least 46 events scheduled, including six today - Nov. 8 -making it the busiest day of the rollicking month.
Today could have been even busier. The Literature Forum moved its discussion of "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien to Nov. 20 to avoid the logjam.
Today's events offer a blend of intellectual challenges and island relaxations. It is impossible to attend all five events due to timing but here's the schedule.
Open your morning with the first day of the two-day Larry Cohen bridge seminar from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boca Grande United Methodist Church.
This has become a sold-out annual Boca Grande Duplicate Bridge Club event attended by reservation only and a $200 check. Snacks, lunch and all materials included.
If bridge isn't your deal, the 3 p.m. Economic Summit moderated by John Kissinger with panelists Mike Giobbe, Walter Meanwell and Jeff Swift at the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium just might be a draw. This Friends of Boca Grande production promises intriguing insights
If green thumbs rather than greenbacks are your focus, the place to be is the Boca Grande Garden Club new member orientation at 4 p.m. at 665 Boca Bay Drive, Boca Grande. Prospective members can contact Ann Keefe at ann66Keefe@yahoo.com.
The Island School Board is also meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the school.
The lightest touch of the day is at P.J.'s Seagrille where Buzz Mallet will entertain from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a wine tasting will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the mall area.
The closing event of the day is a free Film Forum presentation of "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," at 7:30 p.m. at the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium. Call 964-0827.