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.
Play cards at the Woman’s Club, 175 Sterling St. Men and women are invited to play Liverpool Rummy on Tuesdays at 10 am. On Friday, Progressive Party Bridge is offered at 9:30am. To play bridge, you need to call by Weds. 463-3755.
Shrine Club bingo returns FR Oct 4 with early bird bingo at 6:30pm and regular bingo at 7pm. Three jackpots up to $250 each! Free coffee served all evening, with free donuts at intermission. Snack bar opens at 5:30pm.
The Bayside Men’s Club hosts monthly pancake breakfasts on the second Sunday of the month Nov-Mar. The next one will be SU Nov 10 from 8-11am in the Bayside Recreation Hall. Enjoy scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice and all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5. Bayside Estates is just off San Carlos Blvd, just south of Pine Ridge Rd. Look for the signs at both entrances.
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.
The popular "All You Can Eat” shrimp dinners return to St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church on SA Nov 16 from 5-7pm. Meal includes all you can eat gulf shrimp, cole slaw, baked beans and cornbread plus beverage and ice cream dessert bar for $20/person. Dinners will be held Dec 7, Jan 4, Feb 8, Mar 1 and April 5. Mark your calendars now.
Privateer Lynx is scheduled to make its Grand Arrival on WE Dec 18th. The ship will be available for ship tours
from 1-5:30pm that day and for Sailaway tours beginning on Dec 19th.
The Lynx Educational Foundation is dedicated to hands-on programs that teach the history of
America's struggle to preserve its independence. The Lynx is scheduled
to be in Fort Myers Beach from Dec 18-Jan 12 and again beginning Mar 31. For a
full schedule and tickets see privateer lynx.com.
strength, flexibility, concentration and balance with this special blend of
Yoga, Pilates and cardio intervals taught by Jack Barone. Offered 9-10am on TU and TH at Bay Oaks. Session runs Jan 2-Mar 18th. Cost
for session is $190/member; $235 for non-member or daily pass $10 member; $12
fun while you exercise. Beginning Jan 7 at Bay Oaks join this Line Dancing
Class held each TU & TH at 9am.
239-765-4222 or LU at 630-363-0131.
of Big Band music are invited to a weekly Big Band Jam session each TU morning
at 10 am in Iroquois Hall, Indian Creek Park off San Carlos Blvd. Musicians and
those who enjoy the big band sound are welcome. For more information, call Nita
618-553-8834 or 239-489-0197.
Bay Oaks is bringing
the party to the pool with Aqua Zumba each WE from 10-11am. All are welcome. Bring towel, water, hat,
sunscreen and optional water shoes and be ready to have a great time! $6
members/$8 non-members. Contact Instructor Maria Grace 239-209-8009 or Beach
Pool 239-463-5759 for information.
Methodist Church is offering Family Style Dinners each WE at 5:30pm. On Jan 8ththe menu will include Baked ham with pineapple, baked beans, mac & cheese,
applesauce, rolls, dessert and beverage. Prices are $8 adults, $7.50 seniors,
$4 children age 4-12, free for under age 3. All are welcome, but reservations
are required. Call 239-463-9656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Tuesday.
Enjoy a free
educational and inspirational walk through Matanzas Pass Preserve offered each
TH from 9:30-11am. Learn about the diverse plant community including a maritime
oak hammock, transitional wetlands and mangrove forest. . Meet at the entrance
of Matanzas Pass Preserve, 199 Bay Street. www.leeparks.org
fun, it’s fitness, it’s ZUMBA! A new
class session at Beach Elementary will begin Jan 21 on TU and TH from
3:30-4:30pm. Taught by Gil Gonzalez, this class uses fun dance moves in a group
exercise format. Only $25 for Jan 21-Apr 24 session. Register at wellness.leeschools.net. Call 337-8360 for more info.