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.
KIWANIS Buy One Get One Dining Books are now
available offering dining deals at 59 Lee County restaurants. Most coupons
valid April 15-Nov 15, 2015. Proceed benefit local children and community
charities. Books are available at FMB Chamber office, Kiwanis Thrift Store and
Gavin’s Ace Hardware.
The Summer Art Show will be on display through
October 17th at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery at Donora and
Shell Mound. Summer Gallery Hours are WE and TH 9am-noon. Free admission.
summer wading trips in Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve will allow participants to
discover the importance of estuaries as "cradles of the ocean.” Trips offered
May 6, June 4 and Aug 20. Wade into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to
view the many plants and animals that call the estuary home. Must wear closed
toe shoes that can get wet and shorts or a swimsuit. Free but space is limited.
Register by calling Jackie at 239-463-3240.
country of Turkey has played a pivotal role throughout the history of the
Middle East and Eastern Europe. In a 2-part series, Professor Adrian Kerr will
investigate the most famous milestones of Turkey’s long journey on the world’s
stage. Session One will be July 7 at 10am; Session Two July 14 at 10am.
$10/session. Advance registration required. Shell Point Village 239-489-8472.
Join a park ranger on WE July 8 from 10-11am to discover the exciting world of animal tracks! Learn what animals live in the park and search for tracks. Participants will make their own animal track to take home. After program, they can begin their journey to become Florida State Park Junior Rangers through fun self-led activities. Can’t make it to the program? Kids can pick up Junior Ranger kits at the Ranger Station.
The Shell Point Summer Concert Series continues
with a patriotic program by the River City Brass Ensemble on FR July 10 at
7:30pm in the Village
Church on The Island at
Shell Point. River
City Brass Ensemble is an
eight-piece band with a unique repertoire and virtuoso musicians. They will be
accompanied by world-renowned tuba soloist Dr. James Gourlay. Tickets $20 and
available at shellpoint.org/concerts or by calling 239-454-2067.
are invited to a benefit for Kaye (Katie) Heath, who suffered serious injuries
after being hit by a car. The benefit will be held on FR July 10 from 2pm
–close at Bonita Bill’s Waterfront Café. Hourly raffles, live music, BBQ and
fun! Questions-call Kerby 239-440-2066.
Join in the 2nd Annual Ocean
Float for Life on SU July 12 at the Pink Shell Resort. Participants will
experience an abbreviated Ocean Float in groups of three before Guest Speaker
Alexandra Cousteau speaks at 11:30am. $20. To register, visit
oceanfloatforlife.com. Ages 10 and over. Check in 8:30-9:40 on beachfront at
the Pink Shell Resort.