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

FMB Film Fest

The 9th Annual FMB Film Festival will be held April 21-26 right here on FMB! Featuring a variety of compelling and interesting films by independent filmmakers, plus workshops, the Film Festival has something for everyone. On TH Apr 23 at 7pm "Big Hero 6” will be shown poolside at Pink Shell. On FR Apr 24, there will be a free screening of "The Avengers” at Outrigger Beach Resort. For more information see next week’s Sand Paper or visit fmbfilmfest.com    Edit   Delete

Trail Trimming CITO

Join the Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) and the geocaching community for a Trail Trimming CITO (Cache In, Trash Out) event at Lovers Key State Park on SU Apr 26 8:30-11:30am in recognition of Earth Day and International CITO weekend. CITO events include litter pick up, removing invasive species, planting native species and maintaining trails. Register at www.geocaching.com or call 239-463-4588 for more information.    Edit   Delete

Mini-Masters Golf Tourney

The 3rd Annual FMB Chamber Mini Masters Golf Tourney will be held TU, Apr 29 from 4-8pm at Jungle Golf. Space limited to only 18 teams with 8 players each, so register early. Prizes, raffles and even mulligans. The 19th hole celebration will be at Skip One Seafoods where Champions will be crowned. Cost $240/team. For more info or to register visit fortmyersbeachminimasters.com or call the Chamber 239-454-7500.    Edit   Delete

Jacaranda Cocktail Contest

The Jacaranda Festival invites local bars and bartenders to be part of the Jacaranda Festival May 1-3 by participating in the Jacaranda Cocktail Contest. Get creative, make it taste great, make it purple and charge $5. It can be any kind of drink-frozen, on the rocks, a before or after drink. Bartenders are encouraged to enter this fun contest, honoring the beautiful Jacaranda tree, now blooming. One vote per drink. The bar with the most votes wins a trophy presented at Taste of the Beach on May 3rd. Contest begins this weekend. Ballot boxes delivered this weekend. To enter call Barb Hill, Director Jacaranda Tree Fest 239-765-1965.    Edit   Delete

Taste Of The Beach

The 20th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held on SA May 3. This popular food festival featuring the best of the Beach includes ~ 20 restaurants plus a concert featuring Jo List & Friends. Local restaurants serve samples of their signature dishes for purchase while competing for Taste of the Beach Award honors. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. Children under 12 are free. Food tickets are $1 each, with the average offering costing ~ $5.    Edit   Delete

Turtle Trot

The Friends of Lovers Key (FOLKS) will host the 10thAnnual Lovers Key Turtle Trot 5K Run/Walk on SA May 9. Offering a unique trail course takes runners through a shady maritime hammock ecosystem on a hard-packed shell path. (No beach sand running.) Following a dramatic finish at the beach pavilion, refreshments will be served and awards presented. T-shirts to first 500 registrants. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Lovers Key. $35 adults/ $25 youth (age 18 & under). Register at www.friendsofloverskey.org or stop by the Ranger Station. 239-463-4588. Registration and packet pick up begins at 7am; Race begins at 8am.    Edit   Delete
 

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