▪ Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will host its annual antique car show on Feb. 6 as classic car owners park more than 100 cars on the Ford Lawn along the Calooshatchee River as a tribute to Henry Ford, the pioneer of the automobile industry. The event also will include a Model T tour and lecture with Edison Ford staff and car owners, plus living history characters, Henry and Clara Ford will lead informal tours. Details: 239-334-7419 or EdisonFordWinterEstates.org.
▪ The Ringling Museum of Art will present an exhibition of Islamic art, running Feb. 5 to May 1. The exhibit, Ink, Silk and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features Islamic art ranging from the eighth to the 21st century — all arranged chronologically and regionally — and from Spain to Indonesia. Items on display include ceramics, metalwork and Quran pages inscribed in gold. Ink, Silk and Gold considers Islamic art as a synthesis of numerous cultures over the centuries. The exhibition leads up to the opening in May of The Ringling’s new Center for Asian Art. Details: ringling.org.
▪ Walt Disney World plans to build a 286,000-square-foot venue at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, according to documents it has submitted to the state. The plans filed with the South Florida Water Management District don’t say what the sports venue would be, and Disney would not provide details. The building footprint would be 180,000 square feet located on 10 acres. The complex, which opened in 1997, currently has a number of facilities for sports from baseball to tennis.
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