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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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2019 Shell Point Quilt Show - Theme: Great Expectations

Sat-Mon

March

2nd-4th

The Shell Point Quilters are excited to present the 2019 Shell Point Quilt Show, showcasing many large quilts as well as smaller quilted items. Browse a beautiful display of creative quilts while you enjoy live musical entertainment and a featured display of lovely orchids from the Shell Point Orchid House. A silent auction will be held to purchase two large quilts (one queen-sized and one king-sized), three twin quilts, one throw and several smaller quilted items, crafted by Shell Point's own quilters. You will be amazed at the variety of traditional and contemporary quilts that will be on display!

Dates/Times:
March 2: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 3: Noon to 4 p.m.
March 4: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands

Price: Free

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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
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $30 per ticket
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Farmers Market

Fri

March

8th

Please join Resort Services on Friday, March 8, as the weekly Friday Farmers Market heads back to The Island for its new, permanent location at Friendship Point. The new and improved market will include extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Spend the morning browsing fresh, unique items offered by the Farmers Market vendors. There will also be new vendors, along with live entertainment! So, bring your basket and shop for honey, jams, jellies and preserves, bakery items and, of course, a variety of fruits and vegetables. Enjoy shopping for homemade soaps, jewelry, and many one of a kind offerings from local artisans. See you there!

Location: Friendship Point on The Island
Time: 8:30 am- 12:30 pm

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Ping Demonstration Day - Held at Shell Point Golf Club

Fri

March

8th

Ping Demo day is coming! Stop by Shell Point Golf Club on Wednesday, January 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to have an exclusive fitting with a Ping product specialist and find out which club best fits your game. For more information, contact the Golf Pro Shop at (239) 433-9790.

Location: Pro Shop at Coastal Commons in Coastal Links
Time: 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Phone: (239) 433-9790

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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
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $40 per ticket
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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St. Patrick's Day Sale - 50% Off Any GREEN Item and All Lamps

Sat

March

16th

Community Thrift Store will hold a St. Patrick's Day Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Shop a wide selection of merchandise and take 50 percent off any GREEN item! Light the way with a lamp of your choosing! The store is located in Miner’s Plaza at 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, in Fort Myers. For more information, contact Community Thrift Store at (239) 225-6529.

Location: 15501 Old McGregor Blvd., Suite 2, Fort Myers
Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Phone: (239) 225-6529

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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, played by the Southwest Florida Symphony, 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
Time: 7:30 pm
Price: $25 per ticket
Phone: (239) 454-2067

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Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series: Make This the Healthiest Year of Your Life Yet!

Tue

March

26th

The Legacy Foundation, in conjunction with the Shell Point Wellness Connection, is pleased to present the 2019 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series, a healthcare speaker series designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and healthcare practice. This educational series features prominent local and national experts who will address recent advances in the fields of regenerative medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, nutrition, chronic disease and more.

Clinician, researcher and author Dr. Malissa Wood is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. During this presentation, she will cover the positive health benefits of lifestyle approaches that positively impact one’s cardiovascular and overall health. Dr. Wood will also discuss the benefits of exercise toward reducing effects of aging and improving heart health and overall well-being. She will also review helpful steps for adopting a healthy lifestyle, stress management, and resiliency tips.

Malissa Wood, M.D., completed her undergraduate and medical degrees in the combined biology program offered by the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She completed her internship and residency in medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts in 1990 where she served as chief medical resident. Dr. Wood’s cardiology training was also performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In 1995, she completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Wood joined the staff of Massachusetts General Hospital in 2000. Today, her clinical activities include codirecting the Women’s Heart Health Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as director of the Corrigan Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease in Women and working as an echocardiographer in the cardiac ultrasound laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Wood is on the leadership council of the American College of Cardiology Women in Cardiology Committee and is the governor-elect for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. She has made significant educational contributions to raising awareness about gender differences in cardiovascular disease risk, symptoms and preventive strategies locally, regionally and nationally.

All four Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries presentations are free and open to the public; however, sign-up is required for each program.

This 2019 healthcare speaker series is sponsored in part by: USB Wealth Management

Location: The Village Church on The Island
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: FREE
Phone: (239) 433-7936