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Shell Point is a thriving community with a host of activities open to the public. Scroll down to see a list of upcoming events. Remember to check here often for updates.

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Shell Point Fine Arts Series: 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show

Sat

March

2nd

Don’t miss this biennial quilt show’s beautiful display of lovingly and artistically created quilts. The custom creations exemplify the time-honored traditions passed from generation to generation, expressed through the detail work of quilters who have hung their artwork for you to enjoy.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Village Church on The Island
Price: No Cost - Reservations Not Req
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Shell Point Fine Arts Series: 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show

Sun

March

3rd

Don’t miss this biennial quilt show’s beautiful display of lovingly and artistically created quilts. The custom creations exemplify the time-honored traditions passed from generation to generation, expressed through the detail work of quilters who have hung their artwork for you to enjoy.

Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Village Church on The Island
Price: No Cost - Reservations Not Req
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Shell Point Fine Arts Series: 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show

Mon

March

4th

Don’t miss this biennial quilt show’s beautiful display of lovingly and artistically created quilts. The custom creations exemplify the time-honored traditions passed from generation to generation, expressed through the detail work of quilters who have hung their artwork for you to enjoy.

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: The Village Church on The Island
Price: No Cost - Reservations Not Req
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Gulf Coast Model Railroad

Mon

March

4th


Time Does Not Stand Still
By Phyllis Ingalls (Eagles Preserve), Group Leader, Gulf Coast Model Railroad

A museum is defined as “a building in which objects of historical, scientific or cultural interest are stored and exhibited.”

Now Shell Point’s own model train attraction, Gulf Coast Model Railroad, may be classified as a museum, and we are, according to this museum definition. However, time does not stand still at Gulf Coast Model Railroad. Instead, the resident volunteers who run the train room change its look every summer during a period of renovation.

For example, the 2018-2019 train room layout and station room now presents a new travel route for cars and trucks: Route #19, which runs from Tallahassee to St. Petersburg. Also introduced this year, a new round house replaced an older, tired version of this Pensacola landmark.

The station room now offers a wall that features the many railroad companies that are represented at the attraction, and their history is highlighted. Take time to read this most interesting article, and learn about the growth of these companies in the 1950s and 1960s.

The docents and greeters will be on hand to help you with a brand-new “guided walking tour.” You will find six information stations located along the tour pathway, which will direct you to points of interest on the train display.

The train operators, docents and greeters at Gulf Coast Model Railroad are all smiles. They are looking forward to your annual visit to the train room, just to see what surprises are in store for this fall. And best of all, the trains are shiny, clean and running with pride.

Stop by the lifestyle amenity which will be open from November 5 through spring next year, and is located in the Creativity Center on The Island. To make arrangements for group tours of 10 or more, call Volunteer Coordinator Dottie Tronnes at (239) 454-2290. Otherwise, regular tours are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Just look for the conductor, and he’ll guide the way!

Location: Creativity Center on The Island

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Shell Point Concerts & Conversations Series: The Sanibel Trio

Thu

March

7th

This local trio is comprised of: Renata Arado, violinist; Renata’s husband, Espen Lilleslatten, on viola; and Erik Entwistle, pianist. Erik’s Rhapsody for violin, viola and piano will premiere during this evening concert at Shell Point. For 13 years, Renata Arado served as principal second violin of Norway’s Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, while her husband Espen Lilleslatten served as concertmaster. Espen is an associate professor of violin at Louisiana State University. Both teach and perform at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado and perform as a duo, including a recital at Carnegie Hall. Erik Entwistle has been performing and teaching for more than 30 years. His recordings feature the music of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu.

Location: Grand Cypress Room at the Woodlands
Price: $30 per ticket
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Performing Arts Series: Benny Goodman: When Swing Was King - Boilermaker Jazz Band

Thu

March

14th

Benny Goodman is known as the “King of Swing” for his iconic Big Band recordings of the 1930s and ‘40s –instantly recognizable and still popular today. Dubbed by some as “chamber jazz,” his small groups and quartets were societal trailblazers featuring the best musicians who could blaze on tunes such as Avalon, After You’ve Gone and Slipped Disc, or delicately deliver lovely numbers such as Body and Soul, Moonglow and Memories of You.

The acclaimed Boilermaker Jazz Band is led by Paul Cosentino on clarinet, full-time bandleader who founded the band in 1988 at Carnegie Mellon University. Jennifer McNulty lends her smooth and sultry vocal stylings to ballads, standards and bubbling swing numbers. The Boilermaker Jazz Band has performed at major international venues, including Lincoln Center and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland. During this concert, you’ll enjoy present the best of Goodman’s small band classics, big band themes and great tunes made famous by “Goodman’s Gals.”

Location: The Village Church on The Island
Price: $40 per ticket
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Southwest Florida Symphony Series: Back-to-Back Bach

Thu

March

21st

Pianist and arranger Matt Herskowitz opens a new window for experiencing the works of the world’s greatest composer. This performance reinterprets the music of J.S. Bach from a contemporary perspective, exploring its rich harmonies, fluid counterpoint and rhythmic groove in a multitude of musical styles. Drawing on his extensive experience in a variety of musical idioms, Matt lends a unique voice to the music while maintaining the compositional integrity of the original, resulting in new settings that feel completely natural. The program includes Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, and several of jazz-fusion arrangements of Bach compositions.

Location: The Village Church on The Island
Price: $25 per ticket
Phone: (239) 454-2067