If forecasters are to be believed, we can throw superlatives around about this weekend’s weather. Some folks will call it “Chamber of Commerce” weather. The less verbose will simply say “gorgeous.”
We say it’s a great excuse to get out and explore the outdoor events on the calendar. Here are three ideas on ways to spend your weekend.
501 Danley Drive, Fort Myers, FL
Aviation Day at Page Field
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13
Where: Page Field Genera Aviation Airport, 501 Danley Drive, Fort Myers
What: Fans of flight, unite. This annual air show brings out the best of classic, experimental and stunt airplanes. It’s a great time for history buffs, with demonstrations of a P-51D Mustang, which actually began its military service at Page Field in 1945, as well as a North American B-25 J Mitchell bomber.
Other highlights include plane rides, a 17-piece band and demonstrations from airport police and fire departments.
Admission: Free. But a donation of non-perishable food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank is requested.
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American Sandsclupting Championship Festival
6620 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, FL
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-14
Where: Along Fort Myers Beach between the Holiday Inn, 6890 Estero Blvd., and the Gullwing Beach Resort, 6620 Estero Blvd.
What: Sixteen of the world’s best sand sculptors will compete in the 24th annual event. Get a glimpse at some of the most fanciful sand sculptures ever created and watch the masters, and talented amateurs, in action. There is also a chance to learn some of their secrets at free sand sculpting seminars.
Admission: $5 for individuals, $10 for families.
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Naples Concert Band’s Patriotic Concert
755 Eighth Avenue South, Naples, FL
When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14
Where: Cambier Park Band Shell
What: For nearly 40 years, this band of amatuer musicians has played concerts in Naples bringing classic band music to the masses. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the band is playing a concert of patriotic music, featuring pieces from Sousa, narration from Peter Thomas and vocals from the Renaissance Vocal Ensemble. The free concert only requires you to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating.