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Veterans Park Art Show set for Nov 5, 6

November 3, 2011
By TOM DUGAN , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The third annual Veterans Park Recreation Center Art Show is scheduled the first weekend of November on Nov. 5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday. The art show will be open from 10 to 4 p.m. on both days. The address is 55 Homestead Road, Lehigh Acres. June De Vincent, art teacher at Veterans Park Recreation Center, is the organizer of the show.

The Lehigh Senior High School Golden Lighting Band will perform at the All-County Concert on Friday December 10 at 7 p.m. at Mariner High School. The Winter Band Concert will be Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at the Lehigh Senior High School.

The Dance Department will perform its Winter Concert on December 7 to -8 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The chorus department has its first winter vocal concert on Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The first art show of the year was scheduled to open in October 20 and run to November 23 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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The show will be in the Art Gallery located in Building 2. The artwork will highlight the many styles of the rich Hispanic art traditions. Some artists have painted landscapes of their native lands. Others have decorated skulls and skeletons with brightly colored decorations which reflect the Mexican Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Some paintings show personal interpretations including Flamenco dancers. The styles of Hispanic artists have been interpreted to create original art work.

The next Arts of the Inland general meeting will be November 15 at 6 p.m. at 13851 Island Road in Fort Myers Shores in the meeting house in the River Forest Club. There will be a barbeque, and anyone interested in joining may attend. The speaker will be Suzie Dugan of Lady in Pink Photography, who will present her newly released book A Diary of Hope, Volume 1: "Celebrating Life After Breast Cancer." The book can be ordered at and all profits will be donated to breast cancer research. Richard Georgian of Lehigh released his new book Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill. Richard's exciting book is available at

Members of the Pan American Art and Cultural Alliance invite anyone interested in promoting the arts in our community to join them at their weekly meetings from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. held at the Christ United Methodist Church of Lehigh, 1430 Homestead Road N. Come and join us as we pursue our artistic interests. For more information call Graciela Price at 239-369-8392.

The inland arts scene is warming up for the cool fall season. Firehouse Community Theatre celebrates their 19th season beginning with Death and Taxes by Pat Cook directed by Joel Hawkins. Murder, mischief, and suspicion take over a small town where everybody knows everybody-or do they?

The production runs November 4, 5, 6 at the Firehouse Community Theatre at 241 North Bridge Street in LaBelle. In December production will be The Christmas Toyshop by Michele L. Vacca Directed by Mike Shough. This original fantasy will appeal to the entire family with the enchantment and excitement of Christmas. Christmas musical selections will be performed by the Firehouse Singers under the direction of Nick Fidanza. The Christmas Toyshop runs December 2, 3, 4 and December 9, 10, 11. All Firehouse productions run Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 at the door or $12 if prepaid in advance. Phone: (863) 675-3066 to reserve tickets.

If you would like to have your events mentioned in this column please submit the details to Tom Dugan at Clubs, churches, schools, and private artists from the Lehigh Acres area are all welcome to submit. We will focus on events east of I-75. To learn about coastal events go to



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