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.
Always wanted to learn to
paint with watercolors? Get nervous just thinking about it? No worries! Come
join The Beginning Watercolor Class at FMB Art Association (Donora Blvd
& Shell Mound Blvd). This 6-week class meets MO from 1-4pm Jan 5-Feb 16.
(No class Jan 26) The intermediate watercolor class is the same dates, 9-noon.
Patty Kane has 20 years of watercolor experience, and you will be
introduced to the beauty of watercolor in a fun and caring manner. Cost $120
for FMBAA members/ $250 non-members. To register or for more info, contact
Patty Kane at 321-277-9880 or email@example.com.
learn how to line dance with classes that begin Jan 6 at Bay Oaks every TU and
TH from 9-10am. Enjoy this fun, low-impact exercise class. For more information
call Lu Carter 239-463-5709 or Bay Oaks 239-765-4222
Lee Republican Women Federated will hold lunch meetings on Jan 12 and Feb 9 at
the Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd. In Jan the program will include
speaker Dr. Stephen Steinlight, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for
Immigration Studies, Wash. D.C. Cost:
$18. For more info call 239-432-9389
Becky Lang for Yoga on the Beach Jan 17 and Feb 7 at 8:30am just north of the
pier. Level one flow. No pre-registration necessary. Bring yoga mat, sunscreen
and water. Donations appreciated. For info call 239-791-6538
Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts 2015 Concert Series begins TH Jan 22 with
an Al Holland Concert from 7-9pm. All concerts are held in the Fish Tale Marina
Propeller Lounge. Other concerts in the series: Edison Brass Band on Feb 5,
Speedbumps Rockabilly Band on Feb 19 and Jo List & Friends on Mar 5.
Tickets are $25/concert or $89 for the series if purchased before Jan 16 at the
Fish Tale Marina office.
Fort Myers Beach Art Association Gallery will host the Winter Juried Show
beginning SU Jan 25 through Feb 19. Admission to the gallery is free. A
reception, sponsored by Fresh Catch restaurant will be held on SU Feb 1 with a
1pm gallery talk, 2:15pm refreshments and a 2:30pm awards ceremony. Don
Andrews, the nationally known watercolor artist who juried the submissions,
will offer a demo at the gallery on Jan 25 from 4-6pm. The demo fee is $10.
Anyone interested in learning to paint should contact the gallery at
239-463-3909 for more info on classes and workshops. Gallery
hours are MO-SA 10am-3pm; SU 12-3pm. The gallery is located at Shell Mound
Guided nature programs are offered in the park. All programs require
registration, are free with park entry and take place at 10am. To register call
239-463-4588. Upcoming programs include:
TU Jan 27-Fishing
TH Jan 29-Butterflies
of Lovers Key
FR Jan 30-Sensational
Waterfront Barbecue will host their 5th annual Pennsylvania Day on
WE, Jan 28th starting at noon. Live entertainment from 12-4pm with
music, dancing, raffles, food & drink specials plus Philly cheesesteaks and
Yuengling beer. Watch for these other state days: Buffalo/Rochester – Feb 4; Ohio – Feb 11;
Michigan – Feb 18; Wisconsin – Feb 25; Illinois – Mar 4; Canada – Mar 11; Iowa
– Mar 18 and Minnesota – Mar 25.