Millennial Brewing to host Murder Mystery Event

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation

The Uncommon Friends Foundation has partnered with Millennial Brewing to raise much needed funds by hosting a 1920’s themed Murder Mystery Event at Millennial Brewery, located in Downtown Fort Myers on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 6pm-9pm. 

Guests  will be able to purchase and reserve tables in advance for as few as 5 people and up to 8 people.  Social Distancing guidelines will be followed.  Each table will receive their own Murder Mystery Story packet and attendees will also be able to add a themed Growler or bottle of wine for a reduced price to be delivered to their table and served.  This is the first event of it’s kind for Millennial Brewing.  “ I am so grateful for the partnership with Millennial Brewing and for the support of Kyle and Amber Cebul, especially during these unprecedented times.  They have always been wonderful supporters of our community and I look forward to a creative evening of fun, all for a great cause!” said Jennifer Nelson, Executive Director of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. 

Millennial Brewing’s 1920’s Murder Mystery event will be on Thursday June 25th from 6pm to 9pm at the Brewery, located at 1811 Royal Palm Avenue in Fort Myers, Fl.  Table Reservations are $20, Table Reservations with a specially themed Growler or bottle of wine are $40.  Reservations can be made by visiting and clicking on the “Online Ordering” tab.  

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1993 and dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders, as well as historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and Gardens and the James Newton Archives. It is located in the historic Burroughs Home and Gardens at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, Florida 33901. To schedule home tours, garden and waterfront weddings, or hold glamorous events in our new outdoor pavilion, please contact Executive Director Jennifer Nelson at 239-337-9503 or at

Dr. Michael Martin to be the keynote speaker at the Uncommon Evening Gala – November 14, 2019

Dr. Michael Martin, President of Florida Gulf Coast University

Michael V. Martin, Ph.D., President of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will be the featured keynote speaker at the annual Uncommon Evening Gala to be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The event chair is Alexandra Bremner, who will be assisted by co-chair Donna Lovejoy. Save the date and plan to arrive before sunset to enjoy mingling with dignitaries and guests as the sun sets below the horizon and the dinner and awards program begin at 7:00 p.m. and run to 9:00 p.m. Read more

Waterfront Food and Brew Festival Here May 25

Lush law and gardens stretch out to the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers

Food, beer and live music enthusiasts are invited to the first-ever River District Food and Brew Festival on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located right on the waterfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers. Tickets are available at for $30. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation.

This festival is the only area festival set on the waterfront and is expected to become a popular annual event. Guests will enjoy live music from Steve Farst’s acoustic guitar and other performers, with unlimited cold beer samples and great food from eight or more independent Southwest Florida craft breweries and restaurants. Just pitch a lawn chair or blanket on the lush, shaded lawn and relax as you enjoy the expansive waterfront views, craft beers, food, and fun activities. There will be onsite seating and tables for mixing and mingling. Free parking is available across the street behind the historic Langford-Kingston home at 2500 First Street. Please visit for the latest details and information.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is celebrating its 26th anniversary in 2019 and is dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. It strives to inspire future leaders toward excellence of character, a spirit of innovation, and a sense of purpose. Through character education, business ethics programs, scholarships, and historic preservation of the Burroughs property, the Foundation carries on the generational values of Fort Myers businessman Jim Newton and his friends Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindburgh. For more information, call 239-337-9503.