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.
our area’s finest delicacy, Gulf Pink Shrimp, at the monthly Shrimp Dinner
offered at Historic St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 5601 Williams Dr. on Mar 7
from 5-7pm. All you can eat GULF shrimp, homemade cole slaw, baked beans,
cornbread, beer, wine, soda and dessert. $20/per person. Raffle tickets
available for 50” Smart TV-drawing at last dinner on Apr 15.
The Fort Myers Beach Art Association invites
everyone to support the local arts and local student artists by attending the
Art Bazaar on SU, Mar 22 from 9am-3pm at Santini Marina
Plaza. FMBAA members will
offer original artwork and prints, including framed and unframed work, cards
and more. Proceeds from this sale support student scholarships. Artwork from
scholarship applicants will be displayed at the FMBAA Gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Blvd
Apr 11-16. A Reception at the gallery will be held on Apr 12 from 3-5pm. For
more information call 239-463-3909.
FORGOTTEN WORLDS OF THE AMERICAS
excavations have uncovered a rich tapestry of forgotten civilizations. Join
Professor Adrian Kerr on TU Mar 31 at 10am in the Grand Cypress Room in the
Woodlands, Shell Point, on an exploration of the great civilizations of Central
and South America. Registration required. Tickets $10. 239-489-8472.
BAY OAKS - A children’s Easter Egg
Hunt will be held on SA Apr 4. Registration begins at 8am for ages infant to
12, with the hunt beginning at 9am at Bay Oaks. Hosted by the Beach Kids
Foundation, Red Coconut RV Pak, Bay Oaks Recreation Center and FMB Fire
District, Local 1826, this annual tradition brings out the little ones to
search for eggs. The Easter Bunny will attend the Egg Hunt. In preparation for
the hunt, there will be an egg stuffing party on WE Apr 1 beginning at 5:30pm
at the Red Coconut. All volunteers welcome to join the party!
Fort Myers Beach Relay For Life will hold a Book Sale
on SA Apr 4 from 8-11am at Chapel by the Sea. Come to the front porch of Chapel
to view the hard cover and paperback books. All
proceeds will go to Fort Myers Beach Relay For Life/American Cancer Society.
The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
will offer "America’s Boating Course” on SA Apr 4 from 8:15am-12:30pm. Topic
covered include hull design, docking, anchoring, handling boating emergencies,
reading channel markers and other safety issues. Course consists of two
sessions; the second session will be SA Apr 11 at the same times. Meets at
16048 San Carlos Blvd. Register at www.scbps.com or
Explore the winding mangrove tunnels, tidal
creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique
tour, leaving from Mound House, guided by a staff biologist and Florida Master
Naturalist, offers a rare and close up opportunity to experience the abundant
natural beauty of the estuary. All equipment provided. Pre-registration
required. Offered SA, Apr 4 & 18 from 9am-12pm. Call 239-765-0865 for more
Nature Walk with a Bird Patrol Guide is offered on SA Apr. 4 at 8am at Lakes
Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus Dr. Meet at Shelter A7. This easy walk offers the
opportunity to see birds in native vegetation with experienced guides pointing
out the many species in Lakes Park. Free with paid parking. Bring water, sunscreen
and binoculars. For more information call 239-533-7580.