3 To Do: Authors, food and music
1. Sunday: Author Tim Dorsey to visit Marco Island
“Clownfish Blues” is the new book by Tim Dorsey, who will be at Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S Collier Blvd., at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12.
He'll be telling a few stories, signing books and thoroughly entertaining all who come. This event is free and open to the public.
From 1983 to 1987, Dorsey was a police and courts reporter for The Alabama Journal, the now-defunct evening newspaper in Montgomery. He joined The Tampa Tribune in 1987 as a general assignment reporter. He also worked as a political reporter in the Tribune’s Tallahassee bureau and a copy desk editor. From 1994 to 1999, he was the Tribune’s night metro editor. He left the paper in August 1999 to write full time. Dorsey has since published nineteen novels in several languages
2. Sunday: Harp concert at St. Mark's
At 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, over 25 harpists of all ages will be presenting a concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd., Marco Island. The Naples Harp Ensemble is directed by Dickie Fleisher, principal harpist at Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Sunday’s concert will feature the Kellyn Celtic Dancers and soloist,
Zofia Majewski. The public is invited to this free event. A goodwill offering will be taken to support the activities of Naples Harp Ensemble and provide scholarship awards to students whose participation shows evidence of continuing interest and improvement in their harp studies.
3. This weekend: Everglades Seafood Festival
Hungry travelers can enjoy the 47th Annual Seafood Festival in Everglades City, featuring three days of live country music, carnival rides, arts, crafts and food.
Feast on fresh gulf shrimp, fish and stone crab claws, fried gator and lots more seafood. More than 100 vendors offer a variety of great seafood, refreshments, and handmade arts and crafts.
The line-up of entertainers at the 2017 Everglades Seafood Festival on February 10-12 includes big-name groups from Nashville as well as popular local performers. There is definitely a southern flavor with headliners A Thousand Horses, Little Texas, and the Kentucky Head Hunters all visiting here for the first time.
For a full schedule, see evergladesseafoodfestival.org.