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.
American Legion invites all veterans to a FREE Veteran’s Wellness Fair on SA
Jan 10 from 9am-3pm at the FMB American Legion Post 274, 899 Buttonwood Dr. No
veteran organization membership required. Free no-obligation screenings
include: medical, dental, hearing, vision, diabetes, mammograms, smoking
cessation and more. Information will be available on veteran services, assisted
living and home health care plus much more.
the historic buildings and gardens decorated with lights, decorations and
Edison and Ford inventions during Holiday Lights at Edison Ford Winter Estates,
offered 5:30-9pm nightly through Jan 2. (closed Dec 24 & 25) Stroll the
Children’s Holiday Tree Trail with handmade ornaments created by Lee County
students. Most evenings through Dec 23rd feature holiday music by
local musicians. Refreshments available in the Banyan Refreshment Area,
provided by Everglades BBQ. Cost $20 adults; $2 children 6-12 and students
13-college $10 w/ID. Lee County
residents offered $5 discount Dec 29- Jan 2. Located at 2350 McGregor Blvd. For
more information call 239-334-7419.
much-anticipated Art Divine Sale begins SA, Dec 13 at the Fort Myers Beach Art
Association Gallery, located at Donora and Shell Mound. Featuring art by FMBAA
members priced at or below $150. The exhibit and sale run through Jan 8. The
Gallery is open to all with free admission MO-SA 10am-3pm; SU Noon-3pm. (Closed Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1) Stop by and
see what amazing artists live in our midst. Classes offered for both beginners
and experienced artists in a variety of mediums. Stop by the gallery to learn
more, visit fortmyersbeachart.com or call 239-463-3909.
Regional Park will host a holiday express train ride through the miniature
train village along with a holiday inflatable area starting on SU Dec 14-30.
The train ride is available from 10am-2pm and 6-9pm weekdays and 10am-4pm and
6-9pm SA & SU, closed Dec 24 & 25. Tickets are $2 for ages 1-5 and $5
for ages 6-adult. Infants and pregnant women are restricted from the train due
to insurance. The inflatable area offers
children and adults a chance to bounce and play. Open 10am-4pm through Jan 4.
With extended hours of 10am-9pm Dec 19-23.
Tickets $10. 7330 Gladiolus Dr. Fort Myers. For more information call
Beach Trolley service will end early on Dec 24: 6:45pm NB at Summerlin Square.
There will be no service on Dec 25. For more info call 239-LEE-TRAN or see
Fort Myers Beach Kiwanis Club will sponsor their annual Ferd Hauser Fun Run on
SA Dec 27 at 8am on the beach at Junkanoo’s. Registration begins at 7:30am in
the Junkanoo south parking lot at 3040 Estero Blvd. Entry fee is $5, which
includes a t0shirt for the first 200 entries. Refreshments available after the
event. Trophies awarded in each age group for runners and walkers.
Town of Fort Myers Beach will celebrate its 19th birthday this New
Year’s Eve and everyone is invited!
There will be free daytime fun with cupcakes and promotional items from
Noon -2pm in Time Square with music provided by the Time Square Alliance. Live
music all day with the ball drop and fireworks at midnight!
your calendar for the 10th annual Polar Bear Jump on TH Jan 1 beginning
at Noon at Outrigger’s Beach Resort, 6200 Estero Blvd. At 2pm the Polar Bears will head to the
waterfront to take their annual bone-chilling dip into the Gulf of Mexico,
before returning to the Outrigger to warm up. Music by Smokin' Bill and Friends.
All are welcome-become a Polar Bear this year!