Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes The Four Italian Tenors Nov. 25

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Performing Arts program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with The Four Italian Tenors, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can be purchased online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

Featuring Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi and Giovanni Maria Palmia, The Four Italian Tenors will perform at Shell Point during its inaugural tour of the United States. This young Italian ensemble will present an extraordinary program comprised of famous Italian opera arias and songs that fuse Italian wit and charm with romanticism, lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style.


Throughout the performance, The Four Italian Tenors will captivate audiences with its classic works with panache, verve and vivacity, all in the performers’ own inimitable style.

Shell Point presents 14th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 1-2

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CUTLINE: Shell Point Retirement Community will present its 14th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 1-2 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 14th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.

Hosted by creative Shell Point residents, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind items created or enhanced by more than 60 talented Shell Point residents. The Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar provides guests with an array of unique, hand-designed items and novelty gifts in time for the holiday season, including specialty Christmas décor, Christmas novelties, stylish totes, jewelry, intricate wood sculptures, three-dimensional paper crafts, homemade tasty goodies, children’s clothing, stained glass, books, scarves and more.

“Shell Point residents put an incredible amount of effort, originality and care into the creation of quality products to be sold at our annual event,” said Karen Hubbard, Shell Point resident and chairperson of the craft show. “Spread holiday cheer by purchasing these one-of-a-kind treasures for someone special!”

Admission to the Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public, although crafts may be purchased by cash or check only. After shopping, guests can enjoy a meal at one of Shell Point’s on-site public restaurants. For more information on the upcoming event, visit www.ShellPoint.org.

Shell Point announces 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series

Lineup to feature monthly performances November through April

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2019) – Shell Point Retirement Community has announced its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series, which brings a variety of local and international performers to Shell Point’s campus in four distinct series: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and Southwest Florida Symphony. Events are open to the public, with tickets available starting Oct. 15 online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067.

“The 17th season of the Shell Point Fine and Performing Arts Series is filled with an impressive array of talented artists and dynamic performances,” said Laura Slack, director of resident life at Shell Point Retirement Community. “With three distinct musical series, along with the skills of resident artists and artisans, this season offers something for everyone.”

The Fine Arts Series highlights the artistry of Shell Point resident artists and artisans with two annual shows, held during the 2019-2020 season. These free shows will showcase the creative work of many talented residents and ranges from photography and painting to three-dimensional sculptures and intricate quilts.

  • Shell Point Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar – Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point.
  • 2020 Two-Dimensional Art Show and Sale – Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coastal Commons at Coastal Links.

The Performing Arts Series features five concerts including some of Broadway’s most well-known hits, classical pieces from an award-winning ensemble and a big band musical performance from a group of internationally celebrated musicians. Concerts in this series will be held in The Village Church Auditorium on The Island at Shell Point and include:

  • The Four Italian Tenors – Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute – Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
  • Embraceable You: The Music of George Gershwin – Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
  • The Queen’s Cartoonists – Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra – Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Performing Arts Series cost $40 with the exception of the FGCU Wind Orchestra concert, which costs $15. Advance ticket packages are also available, providing savings up to $35.

Five Concerts & Conversations Series events will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, which allows for an intimate, chamber-style performance, followed by refreshments and the opportunity to meet the performers. The Concerts & Conversations Series includes performances by:

  • Chamber Music with a Twist – Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Duo Beaux Arts – Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.
  • Peter & Will Anderson Jazz Trio – Thursday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.
  • Penning & Langford – Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Peter Bergin, Ragtime Pianist – Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the Concerts and Conversation Series cost $30. Advance ticket packages are also available, providing savings up to $20.

Shell Point is pleased to partner with the Southwest Florida Symphony to present three performances in the Southwest Florida Symphony Series. Tickets for this series range from $25 to $35.

  • Holiday Pops Concert: Christmas in Paradise – Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Stradi-Various – Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
  • Transfigured Night – Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

To make a reservation, contact the concert box office at 239-454-2067, or buy online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts. Tickets will be held for pick-up at will call on the night of the performance.