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

Zumba

Zumba 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.    Edit   Delete

Calling All Artists

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 janetdarnellpfbcc@yahoo.com or visit www.pfbcc.org.    Edit   Delete

Paint The Beach

The 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.    Edit   Delete