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

Watercolor Class

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 patty@artbypattykane.com.    Edit   Delete

Line Dance Class

Come 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    Edit   Delete

Republican Women Lunch

The 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    Edit   Delete

Yoga On The Beach

Join 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    Edit   Delete

Friends Concert Series

The 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.    Edit   Delete

Art Gallery

The 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 & Donora.    Edit   Delete

Lovers Key State Park

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 Clinic

TH Jan 29-Butterflies of Lovers Key

FR Jan 30-Sensational Sharks Talk

SA Jan 31-Fishing Clinic    Edit   Delete

Pennsylvania Day

Bootlegger’s 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.    Edit   Delete