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.
KIWANIS Buy One Get One Dining Books are now
available offering dining deals at 59 Lee County restaurants. Most coupons
valid April 15-Nov 15, 2015. Proceed benefit local children and community
charities. Books are available at FMB Chamber office, Kiwanis Thrift Store and
Gavin’s Ace Hardware.
Summer Art Show through October 13. New Fall Member Show opens on October 15 and
continues through November 12. Summer hours continue through October 14:
Wednesday & Thursday 9am-noon. Winter hours begin October 15:
Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm; Sunday 12-3pm. For full schedule of classes call 239.463.3909 or visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com.
The Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve has announced
their Fall Wading Trips. Dates at WE Sept 23 from 10am-noon; TU Oct 20 from
9-11am; TH Nov 12 from 9-11am and TH Dec 3 from 9-11am. Participants will take
a refreshing journey into the bay, wading into mudflats and seagrass beds at
low tide to find many of the plants and animals that call this estuary home.
Free but registration is required. Call Jackie at 239-463-3240 to register. Participants
must wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet and a swimsuit or shorts.
Talk Radio host Capt. Rob Modys will welcome George Poveromo for the Mako
Funament edition of the show this SA, Sept 26. Poveromo is the television host
of George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing and the Editor-At-Large for
Salt Water Sportsman Magazine. He joins Rob each year to discuss the upcoming
Funament, held at Fish-Tale Marina, Fort Myers Beach on Oct. 15-17, as well as inshore and offshore tips for fishing the
waters of southwest Florida. Reel Talk Radio also includes reports of local captains
during the 3 hour live call-in show with fishing tips, reports, how-to's and
where to find the fish. Reel Talk is broadcast from 7-10am every SA on 99.3
ESPN and on the ESPN Radio App.
Becky Lang for Yoga on the Beach Oct 3 & 17 at 8:30am just north of the
pier. Level one flow. No pre-registration necessary. Bring yoga mat, sunscreen
and water. Suggested donation $10. www.beckylang.com
The San Carlos Bay Sail
& Power Squadron offers
several boating classes at their classroom at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. For more
information on classes, times and registration, call 239-466-4040 or visit
www.scbps.com Upcoming classes include: -America's Boating Class-Oct 3 & 10
yer eyepatch and all your hooligan friends and head to the 10thannual Pirate Fest, brought to you by Salty Sam’s. Pub Quest FR Oct 9 6-8:30pm,
with full days of fun SA, Oct 10 and SU Oct 11 along Old San Carlos Blvd. Live,
interactive entertainment on two stages all day long, a raucous sea battle,
pirate cruises and loads of fun for the whole family! Entry donation $5 for
adults, optional donation for children under 12. A portion of proceeds benefits
the Guardian ad Litem Foundation. FMB PirateFest.com
Salt Warriors on SU, Oct 11 at 9am at Lovers Key State Park for a Dodgeball for
Down Syndrome event to benefit Gigi’s Playhouse, a local non-profit working to
build a place where children with Down Syndrome can come together to play,
encourage and inspire. This dodgeball tournament is limited to 32 teams vying
for greatness as they dive, duck, dodge and dip on the beach at Lovers Key
State Park. To register or for more information go to http://bit.ly/1YdyNb7 or saltwarriors.org.