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November 17, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 18

at First Congregational Church

The Annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 312 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. This event is held inside and outside.

According to organizers, it has become one of the best in Cape Coral, with over 70 vendors selling arts, crafts, collectibles, produce, plants, local honey, homemade candy and baked goods. There will also be Mega Raffle and lunch available.

For additional information, call 239-218-1447.

'Harvest Grain: A Banquet

of Song Concert' Sunday

The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida will present "Harvest Grain: A Banquet of Song Concert" Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4p.m., at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral.

The concert features a collection of pieces designed as a journey representing the cycle of life around the themes of "Love, Family and Thanksgiving." A focal point in the concert is a piece called "If Music Be The Food of Love, Sing On" by David Dickau, but the concert also includes music from Brahms and Mozart to contemporary pieces by Eric Whitacre and Gwyneth Walker.

Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken.

The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida is a highly select, auditioned, professional-core chorus under the artistic direction of FGCU's Dr. Trent Brown. Its members come from Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Cape Coral and surrounding areas. The Symphonic Chorale is the resident chorus of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Lee County's only professional orchestra.

For more about the chorus, visit For more about Faith Presbyterian Church, visit

African Children's Choir to perform Nov. 26 at First Baptist Church

The African Children's Choir will be performing Sunday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, at 4117 Coronado Parkway.

The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

Music for Life (The parent organization for The African Children's Choir) works in seven African countries such as, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa. MFL has educated over 52,000 children and impacted the lives of over 100,000 people through its relief and development programs during its history.

MFL purpose is to help create new leadership for tomorrow's Africa, by focusing on education.

The African Children's Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children today so they can help Africa tomorrow.

No tickets, donations welcome.

For more about the choir, visit

To contact First Baptist Church, call 239-542-3703.

Community Cooperative collecting turkeys for Full Plates Project

Community Cooperative is calling upon Southwest Florida individuals, businesses and community groups to help collect the more than 2,000 turkeys needed to fulfill the need for this year's Full Plates Project.

The Annual Full Plates Project provides prepared Thanksgiving meals for those who cannot cook and Thanksgiving Dinner kits for those who have the ability to cook but are unable to afford the holiday meal cost to their budgets.

Community Cooperative relies on monetary donations and in-kind turkey and non-perishable food donations to ensure that no plate is empty this Thanksgiving.

Businesses and individuals interested in being a part of the Full Plates Project can donate turkeys and family-sized, traditional, Thanksgiving sides or the funds to help support the purchase of such items.

Food donations can be dropped off to the main office located at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., no later than today, Nov. 17.

Checks can be made out to Community Cooperative and mailed to P.O. Box 2143, Fort Myers, FL 33902. or email

For additional information, call the Community Cooperative at 239-332-7687.



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