‘Painting Annual’ exhibit
An opening reception for “Painting Annual” exhibit will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 19. Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present the “8th Annual Juried Painting Exhibition” from Nov. 19 through Jan. 30, with works submitted by artists from Collier and Lee counties. Information: rookerybay.org; 239-417-6310.
The Marco Players performance of “Absalom” will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24 at Marco Town Center mall, 1055 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $23-$25, 239-642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com.
Nostalgia Night: JFK 50th
President John F. Kennedy was here just 4 days before he was gunned down in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. JFK made a quick trip to Florida on Nov. 18 when he visited Miami and spoke in Tampa to several groups. The Everglades Society for Historic Preservation is holding a “Nostalgia Night” at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, this year with the theme “JFK 50th Where Were You?” at 6:00 p.m. in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind the Everglades Community Church on the circle in Everglades City. The event is free of charge and light snacks will be served.
For more information, see www.evergladeshistorical.org or phone 239-695-2905.