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.
classes will be offered at Beach Elementary School outdoor pavilion on TU &
TH 3:30-4:30pm from Sept 16-Dec 11 with instructor Gil Gonzalez. Join this
class and enjoy fun dance moves set to lively Latin spirited rhythms. Cost $25
for entire session. Pay Renee Mulloy before first class. Register online at
wellness.leeschools.net. Children may not accompany class participants.
annual Fall & Halloween Festival will run Oct. 17-31 at Lakes Regional Park
and will feature the Halloween Express Train Ride through the villages, Lee
County’s largest pumpkin patch, games and activities. Also on tap, a hayride
and Scarecrow Contest. The train ride, pumpkin patch, scarecrow contest,
activities, bounce houses, hayrides, face painting and photo displays are
available from 6-9:30pm weekdays and 10am-9:30pm SA & SU. For event
information call 239-533-7575.
Head to the Seven
Seas house at Newton Park on Tuesdays 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
Point kicks off the holiday season with their 9th annual Holiday
Bazaar on FR Oct 31 and SA Nov 1 from 10am-3pm in the Woodland Commons. More
than 60 booths will feature a large assortment of quality crafts, many of them
handmade. Shop toys, handbags, jewelry, cards, woodwork, watercolor originals
and Christmas items.
The Mound House hosts
kayak tours every other Saturday, departing from the Mound House and winding
through the back bay with a visit to Dog Key and a Calusa shell mound. All
equipment provided. Bring water shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. Must register
1 week in advance. Tours Nov 1, 15 and Dec 13 from 9am-1pm. Cost $30/person.
a Bird Patrol Guide at Lakes
Park on SA Nov 1 at 8am
for a nature walk. See birds in native vegetation in this birding hot spot.
Bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. 239-533-7580.
3rd Annual Inshore Slam fishing tournament by the Coast Guard
Enlisted Association will be held on SU, Nov 2 at Fish Tale Marina. The CGEA is
devoted to community outreach and support of active duty service members,
reservists, auxiliarists and their families. The Inshore Slam benefits the CGEA
and builds community partnerships. Entry is just $100/crew of four. Cash prizes
awarded. Captains meeting will be SA Nov 1 from 4-6pm at the Fish House at Fish
Tale Marina. Lines in the water at 7am on SU Nov 2 (note time change) and out
at 3pm. Awards reception will follow at 4:30-6pm at Fish Tale Marina. For more
information or to register, contact
tournament director Mitch Miller at 814-673-9174 or FishCGEA@gmail.com. To be a sponsor,
contact Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
plein air festival, "Paint the Beach…Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats” will be held
on Fort Myers Beach Nov 3-9. 60 artists will paint throughout the Town on Nov
4-6, with a Gala Awards Ceremony and Collector’s Preview on FR Nov 7 from 6-9pm
at the Fish Tale Marina Propeller Lounge behind Santini Plaza. Tickets are $35
at the door and $30 in advance at fortmyersbeachart.com. Artwork will be
displayed and available for sale on Nov 8 and 9 in a tent in Santini Marina
Plaza. A quick draw contest from 9-11am on SA Nov 8 will be held in Times
Square. For details see fortmyersbeachart.com