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.
Zumba classes with Gil at Beach Elementary will resume on Sept 12. Zumba is a wonderful exercise class with dance, merengue and salsa set to lively Latin inspired rhythms. Classes will be held on TU and TH from 3:30-4:30pm in the outdoor pavilion or cafeteria depending on weather. Class will run Sept 12-Dec 12, no class on Nov 28. Cost is $25, check made out to SDLC. Stop by anytime on a school day to register, except 1:30-2:30pm. Best time is 2:30-3pm. Children may not accompany participants to class.
Play cards at the Woman’s Club, 175 Sterling St. Men and women are invited to play Liverpool Rummy on Tuesdays at 10 am. On Friday, Progressive Party Bridge is offered at 9:30am. To play bridge, you need to call by Weds. 463-3755.
This new class begins TU, Oct 1 at Bay Oaks. Taught by Jack Barone, a Certified Yoga, Pilates and Personal Trainer, the 12-week class meets Oct 1-Dec 19 on TU & TH from 9-10am. Improve strength, flexibility and balance with a blend of Yoga and Pilates plus cardio intervals and hand weights. $180/BORC member or $225/non-member. Daily pass available. For more info call Bay Oaks 765-4222 or email email@example.com.
Shrine Club bingo returns FR Oct 4 with early bird bingo at 6:30pm and regular bingo at 7pm. Three jackpots up to $250 each! Free coffee served all evening, with free donuts at intermission. Snack bar opens at 5:30pm.
The Bayside Men’s Club hosts monthly pancake breakfasts on the second Sunday of the month Nov-Mar. The next one will be SU Nov 10 from 8-11am in the Bayside Recreation Hall. Enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice and all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5. Bayside Estates is just off San Carlos Blvd, just south of Pine Ridge Rd. Look for the signs at both entrances.
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.
The Friends of Fakahatchee have announced the last five swamp walks of the 2013 season: Nov 9 & 16; Dec 7,14 & 23. The walks through knee to waist high waters of the park are led by naturalists who are experts in the flora and fauna of the 80,000 acre park. Walks being at 9:30am and conclude by 4pm. Cost is $70/person and begin at the ranger station off Jane’s Scenic rive. The park entrance is on the west side of SR 29 between I-75 and US 41. Reservations required at orchidswamp.org.
The popular "All You Can Eat” shrimp dinners return to St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church on SA Nov 16 from 5-7pm. Meal includes all you can eat gulf shrimp, cole slaw, baked beans and cornbread plus beverage and ice cream dessert bar for $20/person. Dinners will be held Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 8, Mar 1 and April 5. Mark your calendars now.
of Big Band music are invited to a weekly Big Band Jam session each TU morning
at 10 am in Iroquois Hall, Indian Creek Park off San Carlos Blvd. Musicians and
those who enjoy the big band sound are welcome. For more information, call Nita
618-553-8834 or 239-489-0197.