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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

Birdies, Burgers & Brews

It’s summer and time to come out and have some fun. Join your fellow Islanders every WE night for golf at the FMB Golf Club for Four-Person Scramble. $20/person for cart & golf, cash prizes, choice of burger, chicken or hot dog, chips and draft beer or soda. All players and handicaps welcome. Advanced registration required. Call 239-463-5700.    Edit   Delete

Warrior Girls Fitness

A new program will begin on June 10th offering girls a variety of fitness formats from yoga to weight lifting.  Academics such as nutrition, kinesiology and anatomy will also be included. Girls can prep for their first triathlon in September. For more info call Bay Oaks at 239-765-4222 or Janna 917-750-5793.    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

Guided Beach Walk

Each Wednesday at 9am, the Town’s biologist will lead a free guided walk at Newton Park exploring the natural treasures that wash ashore on our beach. Picking up pretty shells will relax and energize you. Donations appreciated. 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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Lovers Key State Park

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 Aug 26-Beach Walk & Estuary Tour

TH Aug 28-Estuary Tour w/Photo Focus

FR Aug 29-Estuary Wading Trip    Edit   Delete

Rick Robinson

Long-time Island entertainer, Rick Robinson will be honored on SA, Aug 30 from 1-5pm at Pete’s Time Out in Time Square with Rick Robinson Day. Islanders are invited to come enjoy the music and show their appreciation for Rick’s years of Island performances.    Edit   Delete

Bunche Beach Birding

Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach on SA Aug 30 at 8am. Bunche Beach is an excellent birding site for migrant and resident waders and shorebirds, as well as other birds. Free with paid parking. Meet on the beach, Bring binoculars, sunscreen, water & shoes that can get wet.    Edit   Delete