Things to do with the kids this weekend, May 18-20

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The weekend is full of fun, from "Mary Poppins Jr." and tours of the Nina and Pinta to a wedding of the century story time and Teen Talent Night

Looking for family fun? Here’s our list of things to do with the kids this weekend, May 18-20, in the Fort Myers-Naples area, including a special story time that’s just in time for the Royal Wedding.

Friday, May 18

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” — April 20-May 18. Broadway Palm, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. The children’s classic is set to music in this adaptation. $19 for all ages includes lunch and show. Times are 10:30 a.m. lunch, 11:30 a.m. show May 10, 11, 18, and noon lunch and 1 p.m. show May 12. 239-278-4422. broadwaypalm.com.

“Mary Poppins Jr.” — May 18-20. Centers for the Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Road S.E., Bonita Springs. $15 for general admission, $20 for reserved seating. Shows are 7 p.m. May 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. May 19 and 20. The CFABS Youth Players present “Mary Poppins Jr.”

Nina and the Pinta — May 11-20. Pinchers Crab Shack, 2360 First St. S.W., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Tour replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Pinta and the Nina, as they’re docked in Fort Myers. Self-guided tours are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 5-16, free for ages 4 and younger. The ships are open to the public 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. 787-672-2152. ninapinta.org

Baby Boot Camp — 9 a.m. Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928. Certified fitness professionals instruct exercise classes for pregnant, post-natal and ultra-fit moms. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in WINK Playland.

Bollywood Dance With Your Kids — 6-7 p.m. Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd., Naples, FL 34119. A fun Bollywood dance class fundraiser to do with your kids. Taught by Drishya Nair. Pink lemonade, brightly decorated mandala cookies and bindis included. A $25 donation per family provides children in need with backpacks full of school supplies and helps construct playgrounds at orphanages in India through the Mahaan Aasha (Great Hope) Foundation. Limited availability. Class is held inside the Vineyards Community Building. Wear loose and comfortable clothes. Dancers will be dancing barefoot. Ideal for ages 4-8, but all ages welcome. Tickets available at eventbrite.com/e/dance-with-your-kids-tickets-45619725828

Dinosaurs: Back with a Roar — February 17-June 3. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. Ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs are on display among the foliage of the gardens. Plus, there’s a fossil dig and a dinosaur photo station. The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Included with regular park admission, which is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for ages 4-14, free for children younger than 4 and members. 239-643-7275. naplesgarden.org

Friday Night Concert Series — 6-9 p.m. every Friday. Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Concerts every Friday night. May 18: Ex-Bachelors playing Motown, Memphis Soul and rock. miromaroutlets.com

Mother / Son Night of Fun — 6-9 p.m. Cape Coral Yacht Club, 5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral. An enchanting evening for boys and moms with music, dancing, door prizes, catered hot and cold appetizers, refreshments and a photo by a professional photographer. Registration required. 239-574-0804.

Music Walk — 6-10 p.m. Downtown Fort Myers. The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock ‘n’ roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials.

Patio Concert Series — 7-10 p.m. Patio de Leon, 2215 Main St., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Every Friday and Saturday, select Patio merchants sponsor free family-friendly outdoor concerts. Complete schedule at facebook.com/thepatiofortmyers

Teen Talent Night — 6-10 p.m. Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers. Young artists and performers ages 13-17 are invited to enter visual art, dance, film, music or theater categories for cash prizes up to $600. Plus, contestants and attendees can enjoy food, music, raffles and more. Free to enter, $5 to attend. 239-333-1933. Sign up at sbdac.com/event/teen-talent-night-2018.

Saturday, May 19

C’mon Mini Wonders: The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark — 11:15 a.m.-noon. Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon), 15080 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109. $6 per child. Recommended for ages 2-5. Can the three Little Fish outsmart the Big Bad Shark? Find out in this underwater adventure.

Crescent Heights High School Concert Band Performance — 11:30 a.m. Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928. Visit the Miromar Outlets Restaurant Piazza to see The Crescent Heights High School Concert Band from Alberta, Canada, perform a 20- to 30-minute concert; featuring a variety of music that young and old enjoy.

Dinosaurs: Back with a Roar — February 17-June 3. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. Ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs are on display among the foliage of the gardens. Plus, there’s a fossil dig and a dinosaur photo station. The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Included with regular park admission, which is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for ages 4-14, free for children younger than 4 and members. 239-643-7275. naplesgarden.org

Family Yoga with Kathryn — 10 a.m. Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. In WINK Playland. Free beginners’ yoga class for families with kids from toddlers to tweens. Bring a mat.

“Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century” Storytime — 11 a.m. Three Barnes & Noble location: Coconut Point, 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero; 13751 Tamiami Trail, south Fort Myers, and Waterside Shops, 5377 Tamiami Trail, Naples. Story and activities in celebration of the royal wedding. In this book about weddings big and small, Fancy Nancy helps the bride and attends a fabulous party.

Junior Ranger Program — 10-11 a.m. Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928. Free with park admission. Meet in the picnic area at 10 a.m. to learn about the creatures and critters that live in this state park and the evidence they leave behind. Ideal for ages 6-12. Parental presence required. Reservations requested. 239-992-0311.

Kids Cruise Free — 10-11:30 a.m. Pure Florida – Naples at Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102. $39 for adults, free for first child, $19.50 for additional children. In celebration of the summer season and encouraging family fun, Pure Florida is offering its Kids Cruise Free program every Saturday. Learn about the ecology in Southwest Florida and observe the variety of wildlife present on the waters. Reservations required. 239-263-4949. purefl.com

Kids Day America — 9 a.m.-noon. Essential Chiropractic in Peacock Court, 6308 Trail Blvd., Naples, FL 34108. Free. On May 19, communities worldwide will participate in the 23rd annual Kids Day America/International. It’s a day dedicated to health, safety and environmental issues that affect individuals and the community as a whole. There will be free health and spinal screenings, drug awareness information, fire safety, environmental safety, etc. There will also be balloons, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. All proceeds benefit Collier Child Care Resources, Naples.

Nina and the Pinta — May 11-20. Pinchers Crab Shack, 2360 First St. S.W., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Tour replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Pinta and the Nina, as they’re docked in Fort Myers. Self-guided tours are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 5-16, free for ages 4 and younger. The ships are open to the public 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. 787-672-2152. ninapinta.org

Ready, Set, Wear It! — 11:30 a.m.-noon. Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Join Peace River Sail and Power Squadron and Sea Tow Charlotte Harbor at the WINK TV Hurricane Expo and join participants in cities around the globe to set a world record for the most life jackets worn and inflatable life jackets inflated. This event is part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary, consistent wear of life jackets.

True Tours’ River District History Tour — 10:30 a.m.-noon The Franklin Shops, 2200 First St. Fort Myers, FL 33901. This 90-minute walking tour will educate and entertain you with narratives of local history and acquaint you with the colorful personalities of the founders of our city.

Sunday, May 20

Dinosaurs: Back with a Roar — February 17-June 3. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. Ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs are on display among the foliage of the gardens. Plus, there’s a fossil dig and a dinosaur photo station. The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Included with regular park admission, which is $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for ages 4-14, free for children younger than 4 and members. 239-643-7275. naplesgarden.org

FMDG Palm City Punishers vs. Bradentucky Bombers — 6-8 p.m. Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway, Fort Myers. The Fort Myers Derby Girls take on the Bradentucky Bombers in the only Sunday game this season. Expect to see hard hits, fancy footwork and fast-paced jams. For all ages, family-friendly. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bout starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for adults; $5 for age 5-10, free for children younger than 5. fortmyersderbygirls.com

Family Day at Millennial — Noon-5 p.m. Millennial Brewing Company, 1811 Royal Palm Ave., Fort Myers. Free admission. Every Sunday, Millennial Brewing Company turns the brewery and the parking lot into a kids’ play paradise. Kids’ movies by request on the big screens, kids’ corn hole, kids’ table pong, and a huge bounce house and/or water slide. House crafts, cider, kombucha and beermosas for the adults. There’s also a food truck serving kid-friendly foods and dessert (sno-cones, ice cream, etc.).

Family Fun Day in the Park — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jaycee Park, 4125 S.E. 20th Place, Cape Coral. Free admission. Playgrounds, children’s games, potato sack races, Hula Hoop contests, craft activities, dodgeball, vendors, food trucks, crafts, live entertainment and more. Friendly dogs welcome. m.facebook.com/localladiessouthflorida

Fort Myers Drum Circle — 7-9:30 p.m. Centennial Park, Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Every Sunday. Drummers, dancers, jugglers, hula hoopers, everyone welcome. Bring a chair and instrument or come just to listen.

Nina and the Pinta — May 11-20. Pinchers Crab Shack, 2360 First St. S.W., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Tour replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Pinta and the Nina, as they’re docked in Fort Myers. Self-guided tours are $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for ages 5-16, free for ages 4 and younger. The ships are open to the public 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. 787-672-2152. ninapinta.org

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