Experience old Florida at the Mound House where Estero Island's oldest standing structure sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history 2,000 years of island life are revealed. Tours are available TU, WE and SA. Summer tour hours are 9am-noon, last tour at 11:30am. Meet at the picnic tables. Volunteers are needed. If you can help, call 239-765-0865.
The Marine Science Center offers weekly Working Waterfront Tours from 9am-12noon. Get a close up look at our local shrimping industry with this 3-hour guided tour. Learn about Florida’s "Pink Gold” and the oldest and largest shrimp fleet in Florida. Includes a 90 min. guided visit to the Museum and a 90 min. visit to the commercial fishing industry. Cost $15/adult; $10 for children over 6. 239-765-8101.
classes will be offered at Beach Elementary School outdoor pavilion on TU &
TH 3:30-4:30pm from Sept 16-Dec 11 with instructor Gil Gonzalez. Join this
class and enjoy fun dance moves set to lively Latin spirited rhythms. Cost $25
for entire session. Pay Renee Mulloy before first class. Register online at
wellness.leeschools.net. Children may not accompany class participants.
Head to the Seven
Seas house at Newton Park on Tuesdays at 5:45pm for a yoga class taught by
Susan Carter, RYT, an instructor with over ten years of experience. This
drop-in yoga class is for all levels of yoga experience. Participants should
wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if they have one. $10/class. 239-765-0865
The Mound House hosts
kayak tours every other Saturday, departing from the Mound House and winding
through the back bay with a visit to Dog Key and a Calusa shell mound. All
equipment provided. Bring water shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. Must register
1 week in advance. Tours Nov 1, 15 and Dec 13 from 9am-1pm. Cost $30/person.
Library hours: MO, TU, TH & FR 9am-5pm; WE 9am-7pm; SA
9am-1pm. 239-765-8162. Upcoming programs include:
MO Nov 17-10:30am-Windows 8-pre-register
TU Nov 18-10am- Book Discussion "Rosie Project” by Graeme
WE Nov 19-1:30pm-Afternoon Movie "Watchtower”
TH Nov 20-10:30am-Apps for iPhone, iPad - pre-register
FR Nov 21-10:30am-ABC of Birding for Beginners;
Guided nature programs are offered in the park. All programs
require registration, are free with park entry and take place at 10am. To
register call 239-463-4588. Upcoming programs include:
TU Nov 18-Beach Walk & Estuary Tour
TH Nov 20-Black Island Kayak Tour
FR Nov 21-Black Island Bike Tour
TU Nov 25-Fishing Clinic
28th Annual American Sand Sculpting Championships will be held on
the beach behind Wyndham Garden Nov 21-30. FR Nov 21 will be Make a Wish Day
with 20% of ticket proceeds donated to the organization. The event will include
all the favorite events like Quick Sand, Flying Colors, Chainsaw Art, Photo
Opportunity Sculptures as well as kids activity zone and live music.
Thunderbird Men’s Club Pancake Breakfast will be offered on SA Nov 22 from
7-10am at 200 Derwent Blvd, Fort Myers. Offering your choice of three
breakfasts, one is sure to please. Cost $3.50. 239-466-8916
Bay Express II at Fish Tale Marina is offering two special excursions. On SU
Nov 23 at 9am, Shelling Marine Life Trip, a two-hour tour, will include Estero
Bay and a stop at a remote beach to search for marine life like seahorses,
urchins and lightning whelks. Shell ID sheets and dip nets will be provided.
$35/person, children under 12-$25. Under 3 free. On SU Nov 30 at 9am a Mound
Key Trip will provide a guided tour of the island, including a walking nature
tour with plant ID and Calusa Indian history. $35/person. Reservations
239-463-3600 x 1