New Gulf Coast Villa

Entertainment

Theaters

Lemon Bay Playhouse, 96 West Dearborn Street, Englewood. Tel: 941.475.6756

Charlotte Players, Inc., 1225 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.255.1022

Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.625.7693

Music

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.625.5996

Tennis

Rotonda Community Park, Rotonda Boulevard East and Parade Circle, Rotonda.

Tringali Recreation Complex, 3460 McCall Road South, Englewood. Tel: 941.473.1018

Englewood Sports Complex, 1300 South River Road, Englewood. Tel: 941.861.1980

Englewood Recreation Center, 101 Orange Street, Englewood. Tel: 941.474.3570

Bowling

Englewood Bowl "family bowling special on Monday nights", 299 South Indiana Avenue, Englewood. Tel: 941.474.5265

Bowland Port Charlotte, 3192 NE Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.625.4794

Treasure Lanes, 1059 South Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.625.3930

Movie Theaters

Regal Town Center 16, 1441 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.623.0111

Frank Theatre Galleria 12, 2111 Tamiami Trail, Venice. Tel: 941.408.0011

Baseball

Charlotte Sports Stadium, 2300 El Jobean Road on State Road 776, Port Charlotte. Tel: 941.624.2211

Sarasota Reds - Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota. Tel: 941.365.4460

Fort Myers Miracle - Hammond Stadium, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers. Tel: 941.365.4460

Bicycles

Bikes & Boards - Kayak, roller blade, bike, skateboard, surfboard rentals. 966 South McCall, Englewood. Tel: 941.474.2019

Horse riding

Fox Lea Farm, 800 North Auburn Road, Venice. Tel: 941.497.1608

Punta Gorda Horseman's Association, Carmalita Athletic Park, 6905 Florida Street, Punta Gorda. Tel: 941.627.1628 or 941.627.6548

PG Farms, 31600 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda. Tel: 941.575.2756

Libraries

Englewood Charlotte Public Library - Features free wireless Internet access. 3450 McCall Road, Englewood. Tel: 941.474.1881

Elsie Quirk Public Library - Features free Internet access. 100 West Dearborn Street, Englewood. Tel: 941.861.1200

RACING

For those who enjoy a flutter Tampa Bay Downs Racecourse holds racing on most days from December to April. You can go greyhound racing in Sarasota, Naples and Fort Myers Kennel Clubs most days from November until April.