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Mound House Tours

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.   Edit   Delete

Waterfront Tours

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.   Edit   Delete

Yoga At Seven Seas

Head to the Seven Seas house at Newton Park on Tuesday 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    Edit   Delete

Library Gallery

Local artist Chester Rogers will be the featured artist of the month at the Beach Library Gallery in the 3rdfloor Commons area. His art will hang from August 1stto September 30th. Rogers has titled his display, "Beach Tour 2014” reflecting his desire to capture the people and places of Estero Island. His favorite medium is oils on canvas, but he also works with charcoal, pencil, acrylics, wax, ink and watercolors. He can often be found painting and drawing in Time Square or under the olive tree near the Surf Club, where he draws free caricatures of kids each day. All proceeds from the sale of his work during the library exhibition will be donated to the library to benefit the Children’s library.

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Volley Ball League

Big Game Waterfront Grill volleyball courts will host beach volleyball leagues starting in September. MO/WE will host Recreational/Competitive 4’s; TU Recreational 6’s; TH Men/Women/Co-ed 2’s and SU Industry 4’s or 6’s. The Sunday league is the perfect league for servers, bartenders and anyone else. For more information on registration and fees see www.coast2coastvball.com.    Edit   Delete

Zumba

Zumba 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.    Edit   Delete

Tapa Hop

The Beach Chamber of Commerce has announced the date of their annual pub crawl –Tuesday, Sept 23 –participants will meet at Skye’s Mexican & More   before being whisked to 6 different Fort Myers Beach restaurants, each serving an appetizer or tapas, included in the price of the hop. The theme this year is Movie Madness. Each trolley will reflect a well-loved film: blue Hawaii, Beach Blanket Bingo, Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean or South Pacific. Sign up now with your friends to get a seat on your favorite movie trolley. Register at fortmyersbeachtapahop.com or for a group of over 4, call 239-454-7500. This event sells out each year, so act now.    Edit   Delete

Calling All Artists

Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. announces their 3rd annual Artful Giving Funky & Fabulous Interior Designs Auction on October 2nd at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina from 6-8 PM. They are looking for local artists to donate artwork for the live and silent auctions. Money raised will fund breast screening and diagnostic testing for low-income, uninsured women and men in Lee County. All funding stays in our community. If you can help by donating your artwork contact Janet Darnell at janetdarnellpfbcc@yahoo.com or visit www.pfbcc.org.    Edit   Delete

Paint The Beach

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is seeking artists for their fifth annual plein air festival, Paint the Beach…Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats on Nov 3-9. More than $2500 in cash prizes will be awarded to a maximum of 60 artists. A separate Quick Draw event will be held on SA Nov 8 in Time Square from 8-11am. Paint the Beach events include the Awards Ceremony and Preview Gala in the Propeller Lounge at Fish Tale Marina on FR Nov 7 from 6-9pm. Artists over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com for details and registration.    Edit   Delete