SECTION C -The "Back Page" ... News from FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE

Fishermen’s Village- Over 30 Years in business! - is the Punta Gorda marina with shopping mall, restaurants and villas for rent. It's located off Marion Ave. at 1200 West Retta Esplanade. Mall is open seven days a week; phone 1-800-639-0020 or 941-639-8721 for more information or visit www.fishville.com.

Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin is a member of the BoatU.S. Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids which allows boaters to borrow a child's life jacket for a day or weekend at no charge. Call the Yacht Basin at 941-575-3000 to learn more about the program.

You can link directly to the web site for their Calendar every month.
The events are many and varied ... something for every age group and taste ...
Shows and Events are ADMISSION-FREE unless otherwise noted and usually include the following:

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS:

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT usually on Friday/Saturday evenings 5-9 PM, Center Stage, featuring various bands/performers. Free of charge.

WEDNESDAYS:

COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSONS WEDNESDAYS from 7-9 PM at Center Court ($3/person). Phone 941-575-8188 for more info.

FISH EARTH DAY 
 
In partnership with other like-minded organizations, the Anglers for Conservation is coordinating a Fish Earth Day using the Anglers for Conservation’s Hook Kids on Fishing Program on Saturday, April 5, 2014  in celebration of Earth Day.  Sign in begins at 9:00 AM and clinic starts promptly at 10 AM and continues until 12 Noon.  Is there any better way to celebrate Earth Day 2014 than bringing families together fishing and learning about our planet Earth? The Punta Gorda Hook Kids on Fishing program will take place at:
               
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
 
Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome along with their parents. The first 80 kids registered may receive a free rod and reel. Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at (941) 639-2628.
 
These conservation-minded Hook Kids on Fishing programs teach casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the tackle box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and conservation; and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers. Parents and kids bring your smiles, positive attitudes and patience along with you!
 
Parent or guardian must accompany attendees.
 
Additional community sponsors include the Fishermen’s Village, Rio Villa Bait & Tackle, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Anglers For Conservation, Fish Florida Foundation, Coastal Angler Magazine, Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA), Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, and Pure Ocean Productions.
 
The Hook Kids on Fishing program is a product of the Anglers for Conservation (AFC), a non-profit-501-C3, whose mission is to create a new generation of marine stewards using community-based angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation science.
 
Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.
If you’re interested in volunteering for, or sponsoring this event, please contact Theresa Ellershaw at (321) 433-3340 or tellershaw@aol.com. For general information about Anglers For Conservation contact us at info@anglersforconservation.org; (321) 750-1113; or visit the website, www.anglersforconservation.org.
 Keep those fishing lines tight

Have a Blessed Day!

Theresa Ellershaw
6357 Dearman St
Port St John, FL 32927
tellershaw@aol.com
(321) 433-3340
(321) 302-6260


Here's the LINK to the Village. - www.fishville.com

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