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

Kiwanis Bogo Books

KIWANIS Buy One Get One Dining Books are now available offering dining deals at 59 Lee County restaurants. Most coupons valid April 15-Nov 15, 2015. Proceed benefit local children and community charities. Books are available at FMB Chamber office, Kiwanis Thrift Store and Gavin’s Ace Hardware.    Edit   Delete

Summer Art Show

The Summer Art Show will be on display through October 17th at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery at Donora and Shell Mound. Summer Gallery Hours are WE and TH 9am-noon. Free admission.    Edit   Delete

Estero Bay Wading Trip

Three summer wading trips in Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve will allow participants to discover the importance of estuaries as "cradles of the ocean.” Trips offered May 6, June 4 and Aug 20. Wade into mudflats and seagrass beds at low tide to view the many plants and animals that call the estuary home. Must wear closed toe shoes that can get wet and shorts or a swimsuit. Free but space is limited. Register by calling Jackie at 239-463-3240.    Edit   Delete

Betty Goodacre Reception

The public is invited to join the Fort Myers Beach Fire District as they honor Ms. Betty Goodacre for her 18+ years of service as a Board Member on FR, May 22 from 3-5pm at the Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 2310 North Airport Rd, Fort Myers. The reception will be held in the Front Boardroom. All are welcome.    Edit   Delete

Memorial Day Observances

Saturday, May 23

VFW Post 10097, located at 17770 Pine Ridge Road, will host a Memorial Day celebration beginning at 11am on SA, May 23rd with a Flag-raising. Guns & Hoses Pipes and Drums will perform and a lunch will be offered. 239-466-6400

Monday, May 25

American Legion Post 274, 899 Buttonwood Dr, will recognize Memorial Day with ceremonies that begin at Noon on Mo, May 25th. The ceremony will include Color Guard, National Anthem, Flag-raising, Gun Salute, bagpipers & Taps. Food will be available after the ceremony.

The Fort Myers Beach Yacht Club will observe Memorial Day with a ‘Memorial Day at Sea Ceremony’ on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico at the green lighted buoy #3, approximately 2 miles south of the northern tip of Fort Myers Beach, bearing 220 degrees. Boats will rendezvous at 10am near the Bowditch Point Park docks, then head to buoy #3, using VHF channel 72 for coordination. The service will pay respect to all lost at sea with special tribute to those lost in defense of our country. Flowers will be placed on the water followed by Taps and a silent prayer. Individuals or groups interested in participating should contact Tim McClure at 239-765-8280.

Saturday, May 30

The Veterans Club of America, Post 1, located at 16701 San Carlos Blvd, will celebrate Memorial Day on SA, May 30 beginning at 11am with a Flag Ceremony with local Boy Scouts, law enforcement, Fire districts and local dignitaries will be followed by a noon lunch of fried chicken and shared dishes. Live music by Bubba. All are invited. For more information, call the club at 466-3177.   Edit   Delete

Poker Crawl

Bay Oaks will hold their 4th annual Poker Crawl on SA May 23 to benefit their Youth and Teen Programs. Payers will visit 5 participating bars/restaurants near Time Square and receive a sealed envelope containing a playing card. After visiting all stops and collecting a full hand, they’ll head to the Shamrock Pub and open their envelopes to reveal their poker hand. Highest 3 hands win cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100. Tickets ($10) available at Bay Oaks or any participating location (Beached Whale, Beach Pub, Yucatan, Shamrock and Mermaid)    Edit   Delete

Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ

The 2nd annual Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ event will take place at Matanzas on the Bay on SA, May 23 from 11am-10pm to benefit Operation Open Arms, a SWFL charity dedicated to the care and treatment of PTSD in military personnel and veterans. Featuring live music by the Cooter Creek Bluegrass Band and Bugtussle Ramblers, the event will include craft draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery, alligator wrestling fro the Gator Crusader and a $15 BBQ buffet plus $1 roasted oysters. Honor and support our military personnel while enjoying great food, music and views.    Edit   Delete

Paint In The Park

Tap into your creative side and sign up for Paint in the Park at Lovers Key State Park on SU May 24 from 10am-noon. Artist Jen Norqual will provide instruction and all supplies needed. No experience needed. $40/person plus park entry fee. Preregistration required. Call 651-226-7397 or email norqualj@aol.com    Edit   Delete
 

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