Showcase Plus: Your Weekend Guide

Showcase Plus: Your Weekend Guide

Things to do in Southwest Florida.

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and to honor the victims and unsung heroes of the attacks there are many events going on all weekend. Some to note, and of course the complete list is in the Naples Daily News Showcase, on the events page as well as on GoNaples.com.

I am highlighting the Local Heroes Parade being held at Page Field in Fort Myers at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Following the parade complete with police, fire, emergency workers, military heroes, veterans, ROTC members and scouts, there will be a rememberance ceremony for the 9/11 victims at 10 a.m.

Then at noon, there will be a "Rib Rockin' Rodeo," which is a rib competition held at the Fort Myers Harley Davidson. It's $10 for adults. Kids are free.

In Showcase this week the fall movie preview is being featured. For a complete movie list click here.

There are a ton of great movies coming out this fall. One that I'm particularly excited about - after reading the entire collection - is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the American version. This is staring James Bond, I mean, Daniel Craig. Hopefully this lives up the excitement and thrills of the books and the original Swedish version. Unfotunately, this isn't coming out until Dec. 21 nationwide.

Also starring Daniel Craig is "Dream House," opening on Sept. 30, and as a horror movie buff, I'm excited b/c I think Rachel Weisz is tremendous and if you've ever seen The Constant Gardener, you might agree. This, like most scary movies, stars the new couple in their dream home and slowly everything starts to go wrong…

Meryl Streep is out for her 17th Oscar as she plays the British prime minister in "the Iron Lady" out on Dec. 16

Finally for those with a little adventure in their spirit, there will be a sunset paddle event.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Naples Marina & Excursions paddle boarders and kayakers will be floating down the Cocohatchee River to the beach to watch the sunset. Then, the paddle back is moonlit under the stars. For more information, call 239-592-1200. Ages 6 and up are welcomed.

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