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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.