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

Shrimp Dinner

Enjoy 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.    Edit   Delete

Art Bazaar

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.    Edit   Delete

Forgotten Worlds

FORGOTTEN WORLDS OF THE AMERICAS

Archeological 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.    Edit   Delete

Easter Egg Hunts

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!    Edit   Delete

Book Sale

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.    Edit   Delete

America's Boating Course

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 call 239-466-4040.    Edit   Delete

Guided Kayak Eco-Tour

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 information.    Edit   Delete

Morning Meander

A 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.    Edit   Delete