Art news: Taste of the arts, concerts, Kindle-d books

John Fenstermaker

John Fenstermaker

Taste of Arts this Sunday

FORT MYERS — Get a rich "Taste of the Arts" from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers.

Presented by FineMark National Bank & Trust, Tast of the Arts, offers performances by non-profit arts organizations every 30 minutes on three stages. There will also be visual displays by artists from ArtFest Fort Myers, Art of the Olympians, BIG ARTS and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Ticketholders will enjoy wines and hors d'oeuvres from Café Napoli, Cru, J. Bistro, the Morgan House, Pawnbroker and Costco. Norman Love Confections will serve chocolates for dessert. The performance schedule includes:

Dance Alliance, Edison State College Theatre Program, Florida Repertory Theatre. Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, Gulf Coast Symphony. Gulfshore Ballet. Laboratory Theater of Florida, Southwest Florida Symphony. Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater, Theatre Conspiracy

Tickets are $35, and are available at .www.artinlee.org.

Two church concerts Sunday

■ Mary Bowden, trumpeter, and friends will provide spirited, and some spiritual, brass music for the Sanctuary Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road, Naples.

Donations are accepted.

Information: 239-261-5469

■ A concert of music by Handel and Mozart for organ, strings and harpsichord, is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, Trinity-by-the-Cove in Naples. John Fenstermaker is organ soloist, accompanied by the Amernet Quartet and Cynthia Dallas, harpsichord.

According to the concert information, both Handel and Mozart were accomplished organists, and were famous throughout Europe for their keyboard improvisations; the program includes some of their most light-hearted music. The concert is free, with an offering received. The church is at 553 Galleon Drive, Naples, 34102. Information: 239-262-6581, ex. 207.

Library books being Kindle-d

Collier County Public Library has announced it can now lend eBooks for the Amazon Kindle. The process for borrowing an eBook for Kindle is similar as for other devices. Most eBooks already in the library's catalog, supplied by OverDrive, are compatible with Kindle, so users simply browse or search for "Kindle Book," check out a title with a valid library card, and then click "Get for Kindle."

eBooks and other digital content are available 24/7 from its virtual library at www.public.collier-lib.org/virtual and incur no late fees because they automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

In addition to Kindle, OverDrive provides support for all major desktop and mobile devices, including Windows, Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, NOOK, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.

"Your Collier County Library Card, the smartest card in your wallet has just become more valuable," said Marilyn Matthes, library director, in the news release announcing the Kindle offering. "We are striving to become the first online stop for eBooks, where customers can browse, discover and sample new and popular titles and authors in virtually all subjects."

To obtain a Collier County library card, visit any of the 10 Collier County libraries. Bring a photo ID and proof of residency for a free library card.

Visitors can also get a library card for a small monthly fee of $10.

Collier County Public Library offers both OverDrive classes to learn how to download eBooks and OverDrive Help sessions to answer questions regarding the download process. For dates and information visit www.colliergov.net/library and click on the program link.

New CAPA board members

Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Inc. (CAPA) announces the election of six new board members. New directors are:

■ Greg Billings, president of Steinway Piano Galleries of Naples

■ Linda Cummings, visual art classroom teacher for 13 years and fine arts coordinator for the District School Board of Collier County

■ Ron Ferreri, former development director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and former vice president of development and college relations at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.

■ William R. O'Neill, attorney and partner in the Naples office of Roetzel & Andress, LPA, and past president of the United Arts Council of Collier County

■ Aurora Wells, musician, past controller for St. Vincent de Paul Society and current owner/operator of Aurora Notes, Inc., a bookkeeping company

■ Joan Wood, vice president and senior producer of Like Magic Entertainment, Inc., writer/producer of the Emmy-nominated educational series, KIDSTV for the ShowTime Network and acting coach

Bayshore CAPA's mission is to create a state-of-the-art cultural and performing arts center that showcases local visual and performing artists, providing affordable and accessible educational, cultural and performance opportunities for the community.

Bayshore CAPA currently presents programs featuring Southwest Florida performing and visual artists.

For information on events and Bayshore CAPA, visit www.bayshorecapa.org.

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