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.
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
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.
Game Waterfront Grill volleyball courts will host beach volleyball leagues
starting in September. MO/WE will host Recreational/Competitive 4’s; TU
Recreational 6’s; TH Men/Women/Co-ed 2’s and SU Industry 4’s or 6’s. The Sunday
league is the perfect league for servers, bartenders and anyone else. For more
information on registration and fees see www.coast2coastvball.com.
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.
on the Bay will host the 10th Annual Fillet & Release Fishing
Tournament on SA Sept 20 to benefit Hope Hospice. More than 500 anglers are
expected to participate. Last year’s event raised over $16,000. To register or
find more information see filletandrelease4hospice.com.
Beach Chamber of Commerce has announced the date of their annual pub crawl
–Tuesday, Sept 23 –participants will meet at Skye’s Mexican & More before being whisked to 6 different Fort
Myers Beach restaurants, each serving an appetizer or tapas, included in the
price of the hop. The theme this year is Movie Madness. Each trolley will
reflect a well-loved film: blue Hawaii, Beach Blanket Bingo, Great Gatsby,
Pirates of the Caribbean or South Pacific. Sign up now with your friends to get
a seat on your favorite movie trolley. Register at fortmyersbeachtapahop.com or
for a group of over 4, call 239-454-7500. This event sells out each year, so
Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. announces their 3rd annual Artful Giving
Funky & Fabulous Interior Designs Auction on October 2nd at Pink
Shell Beach Resort & Marina from 6-8 PM. They are looking for local artists
to donate artwork for the live and silent auctions. Money raised will fund
breast screening and diagnostic testing for low-income, uninsured women and men
in Lee County. All funding stays in our community. If you can help by
donating your artwork contact Janet Darnell at email@example.com or visit www.pfbcc.org.
Fort Myers Beach Art Association is seeking artists for their fifth annual
plein air festival, Paint the Beach…Sandcastles to Shrimp Boats on Nov 3-9.
More than $2500 in cash prizes will be awarded to a maximum of 60 artists. A
separate Quick Draw event will be held on SA Nov 8 in Time Square from 8-11am.
Paint the Beach events include the Awards Ceremony and Preview Gala in the
Propeller Lounge at Fish Tale Marina on FR Nov 7 from 6-9pm. Artists over the
age of 18 are encouraged to apply. See www.fortmyersbeachart.com for
details and registration.