Previous events

Woodstock Memories

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The Landings History Club, Ft. Myers, FL

Carlene Thissen takes you back to August, 1969, to the Woodstock Music and Art Festival. Experience the music of the times, dance if you like, view photographs and hear Carlene tell personal memories of Three days of Peace and Music.

Tour of Immokalee - Bentley Vi

Immokalee, Immokalee, FL 34142

An all-day tour of the agricultural town of Immokalee, including history, the Lake Trafford pier and marina, organizations that serve the people of Immokalee, lunch at Lozano's restaurant, the farmer's market, Mexican bakery and more!

Pinwheels at the Pier

Naples Pier, 25 12th Avenue South, Naples, Fl 34102

Pinwheels @ the Pier is the Children’s Advocacy Center’s child abuse prevention month activity bringing attention to the plight of children in our community that have suffered abuse. Carlene Thissen will be singing a song she wrote for this event and help plant pinwheels in the sand as a physical embodiment, and reminder, of the great childhoods we want for all children. This time, we are going to break the Guinness Book of World Records!

Tour of Immokalee - private group

Immokalee, Florida 34142

An all-day tour of the agricultural town of Immokalee, including a stop at tomato fields, history of the community, Mexican Bakery, RCMA's historical mural, Lake Trafford Memorial Gardens, the Lake Trafford pier and marina, organizations that serve the people of Immokalee, lunch at El Taquito restaurant, a stop the farmer's market, and a stop in Ave Maria on the way home!

Immokalee Tour FGCU private group

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Immokalee, Florida 34142

An all-day tour of the agricultural town of Immokalee, including history, the Lake Trafford pier and marina, organizations that serve the people of Immokalee, lunch at Lozano's restaurant, the farmer's market, Mexican bakery and more!

Woodstock Memories

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Captiva Library , 11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva, FL 33924

Join Carlene for this multi-media presentation as she shares her own memories of Woodstock Music and Art Fair in August, 1969. Dress in your best hippie clothes for stories and music that was performed at Woodstock, all backed by a slide show and Carlene singing and playing guitar.

Father Richard Sanders Called From Silence

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FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

Learn about the first Spanish-speaking priest to minister to farm workers in Naples' St. Peter the Apostle Church, who then moved to Immokalee where he died in 1985. We will cover his first and second funerals and his legacy that continues today.

Patsy Cline Tribute Show

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House of Gaia, 1660 Trade Center Way, Naples, Fl

If you’re looking for an entertaining afternoon of quality Patsy Cline music and a stroll down memory lane…….Dianna Fox's show consists of 20 - 30 memorable Patsy Cline songs that are always a hit with Patsy’s fans. Carlene Thissen will join her with harmony on one or two.
During the show, Dianna interacts with the audience with trivia questions about Patsy’s life. We may even have some Patsy-related gifts for people who know the answers!

Immokalee Tour

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Immokalee, Florida 34142

An all-day tour of the agricultural town of Immokalee, including history, the Lake Trafford pier and marina, organizations that serve the people of Immokalee, lunch at Lozano's restaurant, the farmer's market, Mexican bakery and more!

Immokalee Tour

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Immokalee, Florida 34142

An all-day tour of the agricultural town of Immokalee, including history, the Lake Trafford pier and marina, organizations that serve the people of Immokalee, lunch at Lozano's restaurant, the farmer's market, Mexican bakery and more! Carlene Thissen is the tour guide.