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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

Free Guided Beach Walks

Each week Lee County Parks and the Town of Fort Myers Beach offers free walks with a trained naturalist. No registration needed, just show up and learn something about our environment. All walks are from 9:30-11am unless otherwise noted.

MO-Life Along the Shore at Bunche Beach Preserve, 18201 John Morris Rd. Free with paid parking.

TU-Barrier Island Ramble at Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd. Free with paid parking

WE-Ethnobotany at Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Rd.; Beach Walk at Newton House, 4650 Estero Blvd, 9am.

TH-Life in the Mangroves at Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Rd.

FR-Barrier Island Ramble at Bowditch Point Park, 50 Estero Blvd.    Edit   Delete

Shrimp Dinner

Enjoy our area’s finest delicacy, Gulf Pink Shrimp, at the monthly Shrimp Dinner offered at Historic St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr. on Mar 7 from 5-7pm. All you can eat GULF shrimp, homemade cole slaw, baked beans, cornbread, beer, wine, soda and dessert. $20/per person. Raffle tickets available for 50” Smart TV-drawing at last dinner on Apr 15.    Edit   Delete

Art Bazaar

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association invites everyone to support the local arts and local student artists by attending the Art Bazaar on SU, Mar 22 from 9am-3pm at Santini Marina Plaza. FMBAA members will offer original artwork and prints, including framed and unframed work, cards and more. Proceeds from this sale support student scholarships. Artwork from scholarship applicants will be displayed at the FMBAA Gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Blvd Apr 11-16. A Reception at the gallery will be held on Apr 12 from 3-5pm. For more information call 239-463-3909.    Edit   Delete

Mah Jongg

The Bay Oaks MAH JONGG group will meet for lunch at Mr. Tequila's at noon on FR, Mar 27 followed by Mah Jongg at Bay Oaks. All May Jongg players welcome. For more information call 712-490-6318.    Edit   Delete

Cruiser Appreciation Day

Islanders are invited to attend Cruiser Appreciation Day at Matanzas on the Bay parking lot on SA Mar 28 from noon to 3pm. Sponsored by the FMB Anchorage Advisory Committee in cooperation with Matanzas on the Bay, the event invites cruisers using the town’s mooring field and members of the public to stop by and enjoy live entertainment, BBQ, door prizes, and friendly island hospitality.    Edit   Delete

Craft Beer Fest

Bay Oaks Recreation Center is hosting a Craft Beer Festival on SA Mar 28 from 1-4pm on the tree-shaded grounds of Bay Oaks. Benefiting the youth and teen programs of BORC, admission is $25 in advance at eventbrite.com or $30 at the door; $5 for designated drivers. Live Music by Wilder Sons. Craft beer by Point Ybel, Fat Point, Momentum, Lakeland, Fort Myers Brewing Co, Big Top, Sweetwater, Sea Dog, Florida Avenue and Cape Coral Brewing Co.     Edit   Delete

Forgotten Worlds

FORGOTTEN WORLDS OF THE AMERICAS

Archeological excavations have uncovered a rich tapestry of forgotten civilizations. Join Professor Adrian Kerr on TU Mar 31 at 10am in the Grand Cypress Room in the Woodlands, Shell Point, on an exploration of the great civilizations of Central and South America. Registration required. Tickets $10. 239-489-8472.    Edit   Delete

Easter Egg Hunts

BAY OAKS - A children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on SA Apr 4. Registration begins at 8am for ages infant to 12, with the hunt beginning at 9am at Bay Oaks. Hosted by the Beach Kids Foundation, Red Coconut RV Pak, Bay Oaks Recreation Center and FMB Fire District, Local 1826, this annual tradition brings out the little ones to search for eggs. The Easter Bunny will attend the Egg Hunt. In preparation for the hunt, there will be an egg stuffing party on WE Apr 1 beginning at 5:30pm at the Red Coconut. All volunteers welcome to join the party!    Edit   Delete