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Charlotte County Fitness and Pools 

In an effort to support employees and their personal wellness, Charlotte County Government, Property Appraiser,Tax Collector, and Clerk of the Court employees now have FREE access to these fitness programs and amenities at Charlotte County recreation centers and pools. The Rec Centers and Pools are open for business:

  • FREE pool admissions

  • FREE drop-in gymnasium programs

  • FREE aquatic exercise programs

  • FREE Fitness Center admissions

Only valid for Charlotte County Government, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector, and Clerk of the Court employees, must present badge at facility to be granted free access during operating hours. To see more about recreation centers and pools click:

 Aquatic Facilities & Programs | Charlotte County, FL.

The pools at Ann and Chuck Dever Regional Park, Centennial Park, Port Charlotte Beach Park and South County Regional Park are open.

Exclusions include any classes lead by contracted instructors. You may participate in these classes at the regular fee.

As Community Services would say, "Let's all Get Up, Get Out, and Get Active."

View the flyer

Stretching Challenge -

Begin August 1 - August 31, 2022 take 5 minutes to stretch each day. Email tracker to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov upon completion. 

Tracker: Click Here

Exercise: Stretching Video

App with free exercises: FitOn

Saving Challenge - coming soon 



Fitness Classes

Wellness at Work will be hosting virtual fitness classes for participant to partake in throughout 2022. These classes will range from Yoga, Stretching, Tai Chi, Zumba, PiYo, Hip Hop, Kickboxing, Fitness Walking and more. Each class will be held via Microsoft Teams. Highly encourage registration, but you are welcome to join in when you are available. Times of the classes will range from morning, afternoon, and evening. 

Description: Back injuries occur and re-occur more than any other workplace injury - they are three times more expensive to treat and the toll in lost work time is staggering. Come and learn the things that you can do during and outside of workout sessions to maintain a healthy and strong back.


  • Movement Every Hour
Description: This interactive presentation is based on the popular phrase "sitting is the new smoking." We will discuss the statistics and health risks of being sedentary, ways to incorporate movement in the workday, and participate in a 5 minute workout called "deskercise" - exercising at your desk (no sweating allowed!).


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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Sarasota Dragon Boat Festival

THE​ SARASOTA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Come join us at the 2021 Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival. The festival is 
taking place on Saturday, July 10, 2021. 

Wellness at Work pays for the registeration fee for the entire team. Employees, spouses, and 

adult dependents are eligible to participate. Our Viking team, will practice once and row in
three races over the course of the event. 

Interested in participating in future Dragon Boat Races? Please fill out the survey: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQQXNXK

Other questions, please email Stephanee Phillips, Wellness@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or Ellen Pinder, Ellen.Pinder@CharlotteCountyFL.gov


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May 11, 2019

(Kneeling L to R): Jessica Benson, Janet Lemesis, Diane Quilty, Heather Maycock, Ellen Pinder, Brenda Sisk

(L to R): Sam Phillips, Xiaodong Lu, Jodi Sullivan, David McLaughlin, Julio Campos, Stephen Kipa, Sean Maycock, Karen Dorsett,  Rick Dorsett, Emily Ayers, Jill Turner, Brian English, Max Lopez

​Omada (Pre-Diabetes Program)

Create lasting change with Omada® for Prevention. If you or your covered adult dependents are enrolled in the company medical plan offered through Cigna, are at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease, and are accepted into the program, you'll receive the program at no additional cost. 

Do what works for you. Find healthy habits and routines that work for you. 24/7 access to support From weekly lessons to online community, get all the tools you need to face any challenge head-on. You decide what 'healthy' means Try new things you actually enjoy, rather than avoiding foods you "can't eat" or things you "shouldn't do." 

 What you'll get with Omada: ✓ A plan built around you ✓ Dedicated health coach ✓ Wireless smart scale ✓ Interactive weekly lessons 

Get healthy your way. With Omada, there's a program for you weight loss & overall health. 

It only takes a few moment to get started: omadahealth.com/charlottecounty.

​Book Club - The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah


Connect with one another while together we explore and dive into a fun, relatable book. For the book club, Wellness at Work will be providing the book for all who attend the club. We will be diving into the book, The Four Winds. The book club will meet for 3 weeks on Mondays at 12 noon or 5:30 pm starting September 12, 2022. 

Book Club will meet the following dates: 9/12/22, 9/19/22, and 9/26/22

Description: 

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras—the Great Depression.

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance.

In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American Dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

For the book club, Wellness at Work will be providing the book for all who attend the club. Join virtually and engage with the club.

Book Club - Register Here 

Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927

 

$10,000 Challenge - Healthywage

Join the $10,000 Team Challenge and stay motivated to get healthy! This 12-week weight loss challenge is the perfect opportunity to lose some weight, win some money, and have fun!

SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage's mobile app for $75. Earn back your registration fee by achieving an individual weight loss of 10% or more in 9 months!

Create a team of 5. Don't have a team? No problem – HealthyWage will match you up with one!

Get active on the app. Connect with your teammates, gain healthy tips, and check your personal and team stats and standings! Your weight is never shared.

Win $10,000 for 1st place! 2nd place wins $5,000 and 3rd place wins $3,000. Plus, MORE cash prizes for collecting achievement ribbons!

Not looking to lose weight but want to participate? Register as a team cheerleader for free and support your five teammates (limit one cheerleader per team). If you're on a winning team, you'll win an equal share of the cash prize!  Register online for $25/month for 3 months ($75).

The challenge starts June 17th, 2022!

Questions?
info@healthywage.com or 888.636.3832






SmartDollar

You work hard for your money, and you want to make the most of it.

The problem's that most people have never been taught personal finance. We do the best we can, but we aren't always 100% sure we've made the right financial choices.

That's why there's SmartDollar. SmartDollar is an online program designed to help people just like you. It's a 100% online, confidential and self paced. It's also free for you to use as part of your benefits package.

 When you create an account, you'll get access to tons of great content and tools, and you'll learn from three best-selling authors in personal finance, including Dave Ramsey. Through a series of entertaining video lessons, you'll learn personal finance for every stage of life. You'll also have premium access to the world's best online budgeting tool, EveryDollar. 

Contact Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov, if interested in the program. 


How long will it take to use SmartDollar?

SmartDollar is a completely self-paced program. In addition to the main video lessons, there are hundreds of supplemental video and audio clips ranging in length from two minutes to 30 minutes. You can spend as much or as little time as you would like exploring this content.

 

In addition to educational material, your SmartDollar account includes premium access to EveryDollar, the world's best online budgeting tool (a $99/year value). EveryDollar allows you to link your bank accounts and your budget, helping you plan your spending and reach your financial goals faster. EveryDollar can be used daily, weekly or whenever you choose.

 

Can I sign my spouse or children up for SmartDollar?

No. Each employee may only create one (1) SmartDollar account. However, we want you to go through SmartDollar with your spouse, so sharing your account with your household is encouraged.

 

What do I do if I need technical support for SmartDollar?

SmartDollar technical support group is always available to help you. Simply contact them here: https://www.smartdollar.com/app/help-center/new

 

Can I purchase SmartDollar outside of work?

SmartDollar is 100% free for you to use as part of our wellness benefits package. It is not available for individual purchase. Comparable programs cost more than $100/year if purchased by an individual. 

Living Paycheck to Purpose – Financial Wellness Workshop 

4 weeks - one hour sessions:  via Team's meeting and date will be determined

  • Week 1: Create your vision of financial success
  • Week 2: Develop your financial plan
  • Week 3: Analyze your spending
  • Week 4: Build wealth and live your best life

 Sign-up for the next workshop: Living Paycheck to Purpose by Workplace Money Coach Survey (surveymonkey.com)

Free workshop. Maximum participants of 30. Paid by Wellness at Work 

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Charlotte County Step Challenge -

Win Cash Prizes for Walking!

 Challenge is available to ALL employees (full-time, part-time, temp), spouses and adult dependents (18+) regardless of insurance coverage. The challenge will consist of only Charlotte County employees, spouses, and adult dependents.

How Do I Win:

  • WIN money for increasing your daily steps.
  • SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage's mobile app and connect your step tracker to calculate your goal.
  • Increase your daily average steps by 25% or more in 60 days and get paid.
  • Participants typically win $100 - $130.

How It Works:

  • Each participant pays $70 into the pot.
  • EVERY PARTICIPANT WHO HITS THEIR STEP GOAL WINS!
  • Winners split the pot.
  • Your step goal is a 25% increase over your current media step count. Step tracking devices compatible with HealthyWage: Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health and Google Fit (most participants use their smartphone to track their steps).

The challenge starts on December 1, 2019 and ends January 29, 2020.

Register online for only $35/month for 2 months ($70).

Click link to sign-up:www.healthywage.com/steps/charlottecounty

Questions?

Contact HealthyWage at info@healthywage.com or 888.636.3832

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Coming Soon - Financial Wellness Pilot Program: 
SmartDollar by Dave Ramsey ​

Over the past 25 years, Dave Ramsey and his team have helped millions of people change the way they handle money. 
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With SmartDollar, employees will learn to: 
• Get on a budget
• Build emergency savings
• Pay off debt 
• Buy a home and pay for college 
• Protect their assets 
• Invest for the future

Are you interest in SmartDollar by Dave Ramsey? Please fill out the interest survey by clicking the link:

A Thankful Heart Challenge is a 15-day challenge – Place a check mark on each completed box. Send calendar to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by December 8th to be entered into 2 - $50 gift card drawing. (attached: calendar for A Thankful Heart Challenge) Plus, you can earn one extra entry into the drawing by sending a photo of one of the boxes completed. (Example: Take a photo with family or friend). 


Click here for A Thankful Heart Challenge Calendar. 


Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927


Shake It Off: 7 Simple Strategies to Discharge Stress + Beat Burnout Workshop

  • National Speaker - Rachel Drunkenmiller
    October 5th at 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Virtual Workshop Experience
    Learn more - Click Here 
    Register Here for the virtual workshop experience 




 ‭(Hidden)‬ BABCOCK RANCH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

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UPDATE: BABCOCK RANCH DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Babcock Ranch is the nation's first solar-powered community with an emphasis on
outdoor activities for the whole family. The Viking team race on Lake Babcock on Saturday, September 22nd. End result, the Vikings took 3rd place. Way to go, Vikings!

Wellness at Work has a $25 incentive gift card for each participate (employee and/or spouse) on the County's Insurance.

 For more information, check out the website at
www.BabcockRanchDragonBoatFestival.com

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ $10,000 Team Challenge

Transform Your Health with

 

What to Know:

  • SIGN UP online or on HealthyWage's mobile app.
  • Create a team of 5 coworkers, friends and/or family members. Don't have a team? No problem – HealthyWage will match you up with one!
  • Compete against other teams from fellow Southwest Florida organizations to lose the greatest percentage of weight in 12 weeks to win the GRAND PRIZE of $10,000!
  • Enjoy fun and interactive mini-challenges like "Smart Swap" and "Get Active" to collect achievement ribbons and earn cash prizes!
  • Not looking to lose weight but want to participate? Register as a team cheerleader for free and support for your five teammates (limit one cheerleader per team). If you're on a winning team, you'll win an equal share of the cash prize!

Win:

  • $10,000 for 1st place
  • $5,000 for 2nd place
  • $3,000 for 3rd place
  • Plus, MORE cash prizes for collecting achievement ribbons AND additional prizes from Charlotte County!

Bonus:

  • Earn back your regist ration fee by achieving an individual weight loss of 10% or more in 9 months!

 

The challenge starts on January 18, 2019 and ends April 12, 2019.

Register online for $25/month for 3 months ($75).

SIGN UP    

Questions?

Contact HealthyWage at info@healthywage.com or 888.636.3832

  

2018 $10,000 winners: Charlotte County "Team Oompa Loompa's"

2017 years winners: SW FL 2017 winners


Fitbit:

STAY FIT. STAY HEALTHY.  

STAY CONNECTED. 

 

New Fitbit Care for Wellness at Work! 

A personalized wellness program that includes a discounted Fitbit device, and free Fitbit Premium™ membership. All employees on the County's Insurance are eligible to participate.

HOW TO GET STARTED WITH A PURCHASE OF A NEW DEVICE:

 

  1. REDEEM DISCOUNT FOR A DEVICE - CLICK HERE  
  2. $25+ applied to your purchase of a wearable device. Using your work email address for the purchase of your new Fitbit device. Accessory are also available on the storefront. 

 

  1. REDEEM PREMIUM FOR FREE (You save $79.99)
  2. Fitbit Premium: 

    • Games and Challenges 
    • Guided Programs 
    • Advanced Sleep Tools 
    • Dynamic Workouts 
    • Mindfulness 
    • Daily Readiness 

You’ll automatically be prompted to join the program when setting up your device for the first time. If you missed the invite during device setup, follow the steps below: 

  1. Go to the Fitbit app and click on your profile picture in the top left corner 
  2. Click on Fitbit Care in the menu 
  3. Find Charlotte County’s program and click Join 
  4. Stay motivated and inspired by sharing Fitbit! Employees can redeem for a discounted devices up to two devices. 


HOW TO GET STARTED WITH FITBIT PREMIUM IF YOU HAVE A DEVICE: 

Fitbit Premium: Learn more via the video Fitbit Premium

If you have a Fitbit and would like to purchase the Fitbit Premium, please follow the following instructions:

Step 1: Access the Wellness at Work Fitbit page - Welcome Page (fitbit.com)

Step 2: If you have Fibit already, go to your App and change your email address to work email. You can change your email back after purchase.

Step 3: Log-In to the storefront and select Fitbit Premium

Step 4: Add to cart

Step 5: Click Checkout

Step 6: Complete billing address, shipment method, and payment details 



​21 - Day Habit Change Challenge 

Ready to make change happen? Join the 21 - day Habit Change Challenge. 

Description: Challenge begins February 1st to February 21st. 

Everyone who choose their own SMART goal for the challenge. Over the 21 days, you will mark off on your tracker. Each person who submits their tracker will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 $25 gift cards. Additional entry into the drawing by emailing a photo of you working on your goal.

Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HabitChangeChallenge

Once you are registered, an email will be sent with your tracker the week of January 24th, 2022. 

At the end of the challenge, you will submit your tracker to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by February 25th, 2022. 

Winners will be announced on March 1st. 

Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927

Nutrition Scavenger Hunt 

Let's test your nutritional knowledge. Join the Nutrition Scavenger Hunt 

Description: Challenge begins March 21st to April 3rd. 

Additional entry into the drawing by emailing a photo of you working on the scavenger hunt. 

Register Here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Nutrition_Scavenger_Hunt

Once you are registered, an email will be sent with Participant scavenger hunt tracking document the week of March 14th, 2022. 


At the end of the challenge, you will submit your Participant scavenger hunt tracking document to Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov by April 8th, 2022. 
Winners will be announced on April 11th, 2022. 

Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, Stephanee.Phillips@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or 941-764-4927

​Steptember Challenge - ENDED

Update as of 8/31/21:
Thank you to all the participants who participated in the STEPtember (Step/Physcial Activity Challenge).
Friday, October 1st, 2021 is the last day to submit your steps or email your manual tracker. 

Winners will be annouced: October 8th! As well as details to pick up your resistance bands. 


Our Activity & Step Challenge is a 4-week competition to encourage healthy habits this fall season. Individuals will submit their total steps/activity points each Monday for the previous week. At the end of the 4-week period, the winning individual will be announced! The reward? Every participant will receive resistance bands and all individuals who complete the challenge will be entered in to win wireless ear buds (3 winners will be selected)

Important Dates 
REGISTER ONLINE: August 18th – August 31st 
CHALLENGE PERIOD: September 1st – September 28th 
CHALLENGE ENDS: September 28th 
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: October 8th

The Details:
Weeks run Wednesday–Tuesday 
Submit steps & activity every Wednesday for the previous week 
Receive weekly emails with tips & encouragement:
Individual participation only

Password: wellness 

 

March to Fitness challenge

About the Challenge

Choose to walk, run, bike or swim — whatever physical activity you choose to be active. Do the activity for 20 minutes a day, every day, and join your co-workers and friends in being fit and healthy. Each time you achieve the 20-minute goal, you'll be eligible for donation rewards to the charity of your choice! Participants can also contribute too.

*Even though the challenge starts on March 1st, we want all Charlotte County employees to have plenty of time to sign up and join the challenge and download the app beforehand. NOTE: Your activities recorded in the app from March 1 and onward only will be considered towards the challenge goal.

  1. From your SMARTPHONE ONLY, TAP on the Challenge Sign-Up Smart Link: https://givhero.page.link/march-to-fitness-ccf.

     


  1. You will then be prompted to download Givhero's free App.

 

Download the App and Sign up using your Charlotte County Email address (@charlottecountyfl.gov, @ca.cjis20.org, @flypgd.com, @regionalwater.org, @charlotteclerk.com, @charlottevotes.com) and accept the March to Fitness challenge.

Check out this short video!


Don't have a fitness tracker?

You DO NOT need a fitness tracker or wearable to participate. You can use your smartphone along with a free App such as Apple Health for iOS, Google Fit for Android, Strava, etc. If that doesn't work, you can also input your Steps manually in the Givhero app.

Can I see my fellow colleagues' progress? Can anyone see my progress?

Yes. In the Givhero app tap on Challenges and tap the March to Fitness challenge. You can even search for your colleagues by entering their name at the top of the leaderboard screen.

Reminder: You MUST tap on the Challenge Sign-Up Smart Link from your SMARTPHONE to join the challenge. When accessed from a smartphone/mobile phone, the Smart Link allows you to download the app, sign up and accept the challenge. When accessed from the desktop, the link will take you to the leaderboard, however, you will not be able to join the challenge this way. If you need to join the challenge on your desktop, contact support@givhero.com.

Email Validation: After completing sign up, you may receive an email from Givhero to validate your email address but please note email validation is not required.

For all technical questions throughout the challenge, please contact Givhero: email Givhero directly at support@givhero.com or email from the Givhero app by tapping More >> Support at the bottom of your screen or visit our FAQ page www.givhero.com/faq.

Love to Ride Challenge 
 

Take part in a fun biking competition! Are you ready to ride your bike in a fun competition, win prizes and help your workplace top the leaderboards? From October 29 to November 30, you and your workplace can compete against other companies to see which can encourage the most people to try riding a bike. 

Taking part is simple: Everyone can join in! From regular riders to people who haven’t been on a bike in years (or ever). You can ride anywhere, any time from October 29 to November 30 for fun, fitness or transportation. You only need to ride for ten minutes to start earning points and help your workplace climb the leaderboard. Share the love - encouragement is at the core of the Love to Ride Florida Challenge and we want people to invite their co-workers, friends and family to take part. You can win amazing prizes by participating and encouraging others to rediscover riding. Ready to get fitter, be happier and help save the planet? 

Add your organization name: Charlotte County Wellness at Work. Register for the Love to Ride Florida Challenge today: Company Profile : Love to Ride Florida

Here is the flyer

9,000+ Best Bike Photos · 100% Free Download · Pexels Stock Photos



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​Make Fitness Fun Challenge:

This eight-week program is designed to teach you simple
ways to get fit and have fun doing them. Choose activities
you enjoy doing and do each one for at least 10 minutes.
Be sure to record your physical activity every day. While
you complete your physical activity, snap a photo of

yourself to be entered into the photo drawing.

Your ultimate goal? 700 minutes of moderate exercise by
the end of the eight-week challenge.

Tracking sheet: Make Fitness Fun 

Challenge begins Aug. 26, 2019, and ends Oct. 14, 2019.

$50 prizes will be award to six participants: three
from tracking sheet drawings and three from photo
submission drawings. Email tracking sheets and photos
to Wellness@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.

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What is Amerithon?

 Fun virtual race where you accumulate miles as you run, walk,
bike, swim, hike, or even pogo stick. Complete the challenge without ever leaving your neighborhood!

Complete your miles individually or on a TEAM of up to 8 people
- INSPIRE your friends to take the challenge with you!

Who: Anyone can participant

What: Virtual Race

When: Anytime from now to over the course of the year

Where: Anywhere

How much: $25-$70 packages

Upon completion of the Amerithon Challenge, Wellness at Work
has a $25 incentive gift cards for each participate (employee
and/or spouse) on the County's Insurance.

You can Manually enter your miles in our tracker or sync your
FitBit, Garmin, or Strava account for automatic upload. Miles
earned running, walking, biking, swimming, etc. Count
whatever miles you cover exercising. 

The Medal

The Amerithon Challenge Medal is a 6 Piece Finisher Medal to
commemorate your journey across the United States.

Sign-up: https://amerithonchallenge.com/

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• More freedom to enjoy delicious, satisfying foods.

• More possibilities to make the plan fit every lifestyle.

• More flexibility for days when you need it most.

• A whole new approach to enjoy food and live life like never before

Locations:

Thursdays-Justice Center- Clerk's Conference Room 12-1 pm

Attend at any Weight Watchers meeting locations

Wellness at Work:

pays 1/3 of the registeration ($52 off a 12 week series; 

$62 off a 17 week series)

Weight Watchers New "Freestyle" program

Interested in join? Please fill out: Registeration form

Send to Wellness@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

 

If you are not renewing, please cancel your Weight Watchers Etools resource:

14 weeks- Etools cancelation instructions

19 Weeks- Etools cancelation instructions

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Community Races:

American Heart Association Heart Walk
Saturday, February 9, 2019

More information coming soon.....

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 ‭(Hidden)‬ More Activities

For workout videos that you can customize the type of exercise, time,
and level, and be able to use virtually anywhere check out SparkPeople.TV.

 

Looking for fun, exciting activities happening in beautiful Charlotte County?
Check out the Weekly Happenings on the Charlotte County Tourism website
for great events, exhibits, festivals, outdoor adventures, and fitness activities.