SHELL POINT WELCOMES 2ND SPEAKER, RICHARD PICCIOTTO, AS PART OF 2012 SPEAKER SERIES, “IN THE FACE OF COURAGE”

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 26, 2012) –  Story Photo

The second speaker in Shell Point’s 2012 Speaker Series will be Richard Picciotto, who survived the World Trade Center Collapse on September 11, 2001. This presentation will take place on Friday, February 3, at 7:00pm in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. The theme for this year’s series is “In The Face of Courage”, and all presenters have overcome a range of adversities. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required.

“We are so happy to welcome all the speakers in the 2012 Speaker Series, and feel that all who attend the presentations will be inspired and moved by the emotion of each story,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life for Shell Point. “The speakers lined up in this particular series have faced many different challenges and they have all been able to look at the positives of those experiences.”

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SHELL POINT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS ARE COMING TO PUNTA GORDA AND SARASOTA

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 26, 2012) – Shell Point Retirement Community will be bringing an informational seminar to Punta Gorda and Sarasota in February. These seminars offer guests the opportunity to learn about the resort-style retirement options and lifecare available in this nationally recognized retirement community in Fort Myers. The dates, times, and locations are listed so that individuals can select the seminar that is most suitable for them.

• Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 10:30am
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association (2001 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950)

• Monday, February 6, 2012 at 10:00am
Selby Gardens (811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236)

Guests will learn about the benefits of lifecare, the numerous retirement options available at Shell Point, and see an overview of the community through a presentation. Guests will have the chance to ask specific questions, and schedule a visit to the community for a personal tour.

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES BRITISH ACTOR DAVID PAYNE

Actor to Present “An Evening with CS Lewis”

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 16, 2012) – On Sunday, February 19, British actor David Payne will offer “An Evening with CS Lewis” as part of the 2011-2012 Season of Praise Concert Series at Shell Point. This performance will take place at 6:15pm in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.
Story Photo“Our residents enjoy all the fine and performing arts, and we are very excited to bring Mr. Payne here for this dramatic theatrical performance,” says Pastor Randy Woods, minister of worship and music for The Village Church. “This is sure to be a unique presentation as we hear from one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th Century.”

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY CLASS OFFERS THREE SESSIONS FOCUSED ON THE FORGOTTEN WAR

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 16, 2012 )

The Academy at Shell Point welcomes back Award winning maritime author and lecturer Robert Macomber to present three informative sessions on The Forgotten War. These presentations are open to the public, and tickets are required for each session. The first session will take place on Monday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community. Session two and three will take place on February 4 and 11, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of the Woodlands at Shell Point. Tickets are $10 each and to purchase tickets for these presentations, please call (239) 489-8472.

In the first session, Macomber will cover an overview of Germany’s Pacific Empire from the 1870’s to 1914, which stretched across a huge area from China to Saipan, New Guinea to Samoa, and greatly influenced the rest of the Pacific. The second session includes the story of the Imperial German Navy’s Asiatic Squadron and its naval campaign across the Pacific in the opening months of World War One. The final session in the series begins after the initial carnage in 1914, as World War One in the Pacific changed into a cat-and-mouse game between the German raiders and the Royal Navy. To purchase tickets please call (239) 489-8472.

“We are so happy to welcome Robert Macomber back to present in the Academy,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “His presentations are always intriguing and informative.”

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES THE DIAMONDS AND ORLANDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA AS PART OF THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES

SHELL POINT WELCOMES THE DIAMONDS AND ORLANDO JAZZ ORCHESTRA AS PART OF THE FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES
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FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 16, 2012 )

Shell Point Retirement Community welcomes The Diamonds with the Orlando Jazz Orchestra as part of the 10th Annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. This performance will take place on Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm.

In 1957 The Diamonds released an instant hit called Little Darlin’. The song has been dubbed “the National Anthem of Rock ‘n’ Roll” and has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds’ many accomplishments over the years have included 33 appearances on American Bandstand, induction into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 16 hit records, three certified Gold Records, and songs featured on the soundtracks for American Graffiti and Happy Days.

The Diamonds will be accompanied by the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, made up of the best jazz musicians in central Florida. Musical director Greg Parnell is the former road manager and drummer for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has also performed with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Les Brown’s Band of Renown, and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

“The combined talents of these two performers is sure to make an amazing concert for attendees,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “The 10th annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert series has been a great success so far!”

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SHELL POINT WELCOMES AMERSON AND STEPHENSON IN AMAZED BY AMERICA

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 15, 2012) – Steve Amerson and Laurie Gayle Stephenson will perform as part of Shell Point Retirement Community’s Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series. Their concert, Amazed by America, will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday, February 28. This performance will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point

Story Photo“Here at Shell Point, we are very proud of all our service men and women, and are very happy to offer this inspirational Patriotic performance,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “Steve Amerson and Laurie Gayle Stephenson are very talented, and we know that the audience will love this concert.”

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CANTUS, ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS PART OF THE SHELL POINT 2011/2012 FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 5, 2012) – The next concert in Shell Point Retirement Community’s Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series will be Cantus, On the Shoulders of Giants. This performance will take place on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:30pm in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island.
Story Photo“We are very excited to offer this unique performance of Cantus, On the Shoulders of Giants in the Fine and Performing Arts concert series this year,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “Our 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series has been receiving rave reviews so far, and we are not even half way through the season yet!”

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS CLASS ON MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 4, 2012) – The Academy at Shell Point invites the public to attend a two session presentation on Modern and Contemporary Art. This event, Why was Modern Art Significant? and How do You Understand Contemporary Art?, will take place on Friday, January 27, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is very limited, so tickets are required to attend, and can be purchased for $25 a piece by calling (239) 454-2054.

Story PhotoLecturer Joanna Coke will take us through the redefinition of art from the 1890s to the present in this two session lunch and learn that shows us how the world’s cultural changes affected the artistic movements. In addition to the two sessions on how art is significant and how to understand it, attendees will enjoy a boxed lunch with the presenter.

 

 

“Art appreciation truly is ‘in the eye of the beholder’,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. “We are so happy to offer a class that places both modern and contemporary art into the historical perspective of cultural changes, especially with such an engaging presenter.”

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SHELL POINT HOSTS TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY CONCERTS

FORT MYERS, Fla. ( January 4, 2012 )

Shell Point Retirement Community’s sixth annual Southwest Florida Symphony Concert Series continues with two more concerts by The Southwest Florida Symphony. The Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, guest-conducted by highly-acclaimed and musically talented maestros, will present The Discovery Concert-Berlioz performing Symphonie Fantastique on January 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and then Strauss – Prelude to Capriccio; Beethoven – No. 4; Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No. 1; Hyojin Ahn, soloist on February 14 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point.

“It is such a pleasure to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony by hosting several of their performances at Shell Point,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “Shell Point residents thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to attend these concerts so close to home.”

Leif Bjaland will conduct the fascinating Discovery Concert on January 28, featuring the music of Berlioz, one of the greatest composers of music from the 19th century. Berlioz’s masterpiece, Symphony Fantastique will hold you spellbound as the Discovery Concert explains how the piece was created by the composer. Visuals will accompany the music and Maestro Bjaland will speak directly to the audience, lending his extensive knowledge of the concert. The Discovery Concert is an excellent way to be introduced to and learn more about classical music. Newcomers and aficionados alike will enjoy this informative and entertaining concert. Continue reading “SHELL POINT HOSTS TWO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMPHONY CONCERTS”