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.
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.
annual Fall & Halloween Festival will run Oct. 17-31 at Lakes Regional Park
and will feature the Halloween Express Train Ride through the villages, Lee
County’s largest pumpkin patch, games and activities. Also on tap, a hayride
and Scarecrow Contest. The train ride, pumpkin patch, scarecrow contest,
activities, bounce houses, hayrides, face painting and photo displays are
available from 6-9:30pm weekdays and 10am-9:30pm SA & SU. For event
information call 239-533-7575.
Head to the Seven
Seas house at Newton Park on Tuesdays 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
Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host their annual Clothesline Quilt Show
this SA Oct 25 from 10am-2pm.Antique cars will also be on display. 2350
McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron will offer a "Paddle Smart” class on
SA Oct 25 from 9-11:30am at their classroom at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. Kayaking,
canoeing or rowing are covered. Cost $45. Register online at www.scbs.com or call 239-466-4040.
annual event at Crescent Beach Family Park returns on SA Oct 26 from 9am-4pm.
Volunteers provide a safe, fun, judgment-free environment for children and
young adults within the autism spectrum. Participants are treated like rock
stars as they enjoy a day filled with fun activities like paddleboarding,
kayaking, live music, face-painting, games and more. An eco-tour will be
offered Oct 27 for participants and volunteers. For details on event or to sign
up as a volunteer, see surfersforautism.org.
Point kicks off the holiday season with their 9th annual Holiday
Bazaar on FR Oct 31 and SA Nov 1 from 10am-3pm in the Woodland Commons. More
than 60 booths will feature a large assortment of quality crafts, many of them
handmade. Shop toys, handbags, jewelry, cards, woodwork, watercolor originals
and Christmas items.
The Mound House hosts
kayak tours every other Saturday, departing from the Mound House and winding
through the back bay with a visit to Dog Key and a Calusa shell mound. All
equipment provided. Bring water shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. Must register
1 week in advance. Tours Nov 1, 15 and Dec 13 from 9am-1pm. Cost $30/person.