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November 10, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Faith Presbyterian Church to present Harvest Grain: A Banquet of Song Concert

Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral will be presenting a Harvest Grain: A Banquet of Song Concert, presented by The Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida, Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m.

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 there is 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.

Although organizationally and financially independent since 2011, the Symphonic Chorale is the resident chorus of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Lee County's only professional orchestra.

For additional information about the chorale, please visit

Faith Presbyterian Church is at 4544 Coronado Parkway, Cape Coral, FL 33904. For more information, visit

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 or if you want to be a vendor, please call 239-218-1447.

Sanibel Community Church to hold 'Walk Through Bethlehem' Dec. 1

The public invited to walk through the streets of the ancient town of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth!

Those attending the event can experience a living re-creation of the marketplace with busy shopkeepers, beggars and Roman guards. Visit the humble stable where Jesus was born and begin your celebration of the beautiful Christmas story!

This is a free event with no reservations required. And, the facility is accessible to all! The dates and times are Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 7-8 p.m., and during Luminary Celebration, Friday, Dec. 1, from 5-9 p.m.

This wonderful interactive experience is located in the Historic Chapel on the Sanibel Community Church Campus, 1740 Periwinkle Way (next to Jerry's Foods). This performance is free, so please bring a friend!

For more information, contact the Sanibel Community Church Office by calling 239-472-2684 or visit:

Faith Assembly of God to present 'The Gospel According to Scrooge'

Faith Assembly of God in North Fort Myers will present a production of "The Gospel According to Scrooge," Friday-Monday, Dec. 8-11, at 7 p.m.

There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

The musical drama takes the Charles Dickens' classic and adds a spiritual component that has always been there between the lines.

Admission is free and Faith Assembly is located at 7101 Bayshore Road. For "Scrooge" information, call 239-543-2700.

Executive Committee selected for Ebenezer Christian Academy

The annual meeting luncheon of Ebenezer Christian Academy, an after school program in Fort Myers for children in grades K-12, was held Oct. 14, at KJ's Fresh Grill, Fort Myers.

At the luncheon, Kelly L. Fayer, P.A, of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A. was the guest speaker. The Academy also recognized two Volunteers of the Year-Mashairi Bryan and Steve Stevenson. The board of directors acknowledged other volunteers and donors and presented them with certificates of appreciation.

The Academy's Executive Committee was announced and includes: the Rev. Joseph Gabriel, president; Jeff Good (vice president of Benchmark Construction), vice president; Dr. Mark Liebetreu (Quigley Eye Specialists) secretary; and Ketly Saint Cyr (retired educator), treasurer. Members of the board include Karen Curtiss (operations manager, Human Traffic Awareness Partnerships), Jack Allen (retired accountant, member-Gideon's Internation-al), Natacha Gabriel (CAN), Tashana Gabriel (Realtor, college student) and Renold Gabriel (college student).

Ebenezer Christian Academy is a non-profit organization with a goal of enriching the lives of students through tutoring, field trips, sports, music, English language classes and other activities. Its mission is to encourage each child to have a positive attitude in life. The Academy promotes a vision of encouraging each child to be a leader, not a follower; to mentor those younger than oneself; to have a love for education; and to respect parents, elders and those in authority.

For additional information, contact Gabriel at 239-265-1750.

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 Friday, 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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