Live Music, Kids Activities and CREW- October 24th

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Riverfest pictureJoin CREW on “Saturday Oct. 24 at Riverside Park in the historic, downtown district of Bonita Springs on Old U.S. 41 and Pennsylvania Avenue. Hosted by the City of Bonita Springs,  the event will include live entertainment, a cornhole tournament, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and the popular fish fry. Festivities also include the traditional Imperial River Challenge featuring canoe and kayak races, pumpkin decorating contest, and the children’s rubber duck race. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, and to pick their very own pumpkin from a pumpkin patch after a free hayride!

Admission to Riverfest is free to the entire community. Food and beverages will be available for purchase with proceeds donated to local area charities.

In keeping with RiverFest’s mission of eco-tourism and sustainability, local vendors will provide displays and demonstrations geared toward the environment. Water safety demonstrations will also be offered. Proceeds from RiverFest will benefit the Waterways Conservation Fund, Bonita Assistance Office and Bonita Nature Place

To register for the Imperial River Challenge, order tickets for the fish fry or for more information about RiverFest, contact the City of Bonita Springs 239.949.6262 or visit ”

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Come see CREW at the annual “Ding” Darling Days this Sunday Oct. 18

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Free Family Fun Day kicks off ‘Ding’ Darling Days

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“Ding” Darling Days weeklong birding and eco-festival kicks off at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island on Sunday Oct. 18, 2015 with a free Family Fun Day.

Family Fun Day features free activities such as narrated refuge tram tours, live wildlife presentations, kids nature crafts, a touch tank, a butterfly house, a photo-share kiosk, and archery lessons. Value is $75 for a family of four. Back for a third year, Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry out of Orlando will perform Wild Puppets with life-sized puppets portraying endangered and other refuge animals. CREW Land & Water Trust will have an outreach table and a fun track ID activity. Enjoy a day outside with the whole family.


Schedule for Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

10:45am FREE Flag-raising ceremony, EC entrance

11am FREE All A-Flutter about Native Butterflies program with Gary & Alice Lavimoniere, followed by free bags giveaway, EC Auditorium

ALL DAY: 10% off all butterfly & bee gifts in the Refuge Nature Store

12noon FREE “Wild Puppets!” presentation by Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry, EC parking lot

1pm FREE Live Florida Animals program with Ranger Becky & CROW, EC parking lot

2pm FREE Snakes Alive! programwith Calusa Herpetological Society, EC parking lot

3pm FREE Live Florida Animals program with Ranger Becky & CROW, EC parking lot

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For a full “Ding” Darling Days schedule, visit, or call 239-472-1100. To see the full Press Release, visit

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