Pancake Breakfast 8am-12:30pm. $10. Eat breakfast with Marco’s firefighters! Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Sponsored by the Marco Island Fire Foundation. Marco Island Fire Rescue Department, corner of Bald Eagle Dr and San Marco Rd. 239-331-0908.
Marco Island Shell Club Show – 10am-4pm. Repeats on March 9th & 10th. Exhibitors display scientific and artistic entries to be judged and awarded by category. Judging starts at 1pm. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N. Barfield Dr. 239-389-9404 or www.marcoshellclub.com/shell-show.
Mutts and Martinis –
5-8pm. $5. Marco’s biggest
“Doggie Do” of the season. Dress your dog in their best attire for the pooch parade! Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. All animals must be leashed. Proceeds benefit the Marco YMCA. The Esplanade, 760 N Collier Blvd.
6th Annual Harbor Arts & Music Festival – 10am-4pm. Thru March 4. A juried fine arts & crafts show featuring world class artists and live music. MarGood Harbor Park, 321 Pear Tree Avenue, Goodland. 239-642-0528 or www.goodlandartsalliance.org.
Avow – How to Hire Help in the Home – 10am. Free. Join the National Aging in Place Council to learn practical tips that support your continued independence. 1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples. 239-430-3184.
In the Round Lecture Series: Medicare 101 – 5:30pm. Discussion on the original Medicare (Parts A & B), Part C Advantage plans and Part D drug plans as well as other Medicare-related programs. 239-393-2400. IBERIABANK, 605 Bald Eagle Dr.
15th Annual CurePSP Awareness & Memorial Walk – 10:30am-1:30 pm. For all affected by PSP, CBD, & MSA. Register & donate online or at the walk. Silent auctions, raffles, lunch, music by Kathy O. CurePSP’s mission: Raise awareness of neurodegenerative diseases. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr 239-353-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marco Players Presents: Elemental Women – Forgotten Women of Science – 11:30am. To celebrate forgotten women of science, Janina Birtolo created a dramatic presentation looking at achievements of lesser known female scientists. 1089 N Collier Blvd. 239-642-7270.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Hooley – 10am-5pm. Wear your green attire for St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Hooley! Parade starts at 1pm at the NCH Marco Healthcare Center. After the parade, a traditional Irish “hooley” or party at Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.
Chamber of Commerce Business Expo – 4-6pm. Businesses/organizations exhibit in the 2018 Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business EXPO. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr. email@example.com.
Shoot Down Kids Cancer – 9am-2pm. Join the annual sporting clays event dedicated to raising funds for pediatric cancer research. Gulf Coast Clays, 12425 Union Rd, Naples. 239-394-2080 for more info.
Books and Brews – 10am. Meet Suzi Weinert, author of “Garage Sale Mysteries,” who will talk about experiences that led to writing about garage sales and murder! Register: www.collierlibrary.org or 239 394-3272. Marco Island Library, 210 S Heathwood Dr.
State of the Antiques World – 2pm. $25/MIHS members. $40/non-members. With Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm, and Ken Farmer as featured on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow. Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.
Exhibit: Trailblazers: The Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail – 9am-4pm. Thru April 28. Exhibit explores the Tamiami Trail’s history, culture, impact on the Everglades, and plans to mitigate damage. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.
2018 Mid-Winter R/C Laser Championship Regatta – 8am-4pm. Thru March 4. Come and see the best R/C Laser skippers in US. Mackle Park Lake, 1361 Andalusia Terr 239-642-1825.
Rummage Sale – 8am-12pm. The Wesley Annual Rummage sale will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. 239-394-3734.
Calusa Garden Club Flower Show – 10am-4pm. Thru March 4. Annual 3 day flower show turns the Center for the Arts into a breathtaking explosion of floral displays that will have you greet spring with a smile! 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239- 394-4221.
6th Annual Harbor Arts & Music Festival – 10am-4pm. Event description with Featured Events.
MIHS Spring Appraisal Faire – 10am-3pm. Would you like to know the value of some of your family art, antiques, or jewels? Appraisers Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm and Ken Farmer will be on site to evaluate items. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr. 239-389-6447 or www.theMIHS.org.
Certified SKYWARN® Weather Spotter Class – 10am-2:30pm. SKYWARN spotter program is a nationwide network of volunteers trained by the National Weather Service to report significant weather. South Regional Library, Community Room, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. 239- 252-3603.
MIHS Presents: An Affaire To Remember Gala – 6pm. Fine dining, dancing, silent auction and live auction conducted by Wes Cowan and Ken Farmer. Island Country Club, 500 Nassau Rd. 239-389-6447 or www.theMIHS.org.
Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet – 7:30pm. For the 12th season performing at the Saul I. Stern Cultural Series, the Phil returns their outstanding musicians with classic & modern music. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642 0800.
Pancake Breakfast – 8am-12pm. Event description with Featured Events.
Marco Island Academy Presents: The Paul Todd Show – 6pm. $25. Join Paul Todd and Paul Todd Jr for an entertaining night of music. All proceeds benefit MIA’s free and reduced lunch program. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239-821-7015.
Florida Songwriter Showcase – 6-9pm. Performances by J.Robert, Michael Oakland, Captn Jac, and Terry Lynn Melody. During the show, musicians share personal stories about FL heritage. Margood Harbor Theater, 325 Pear Tree Ave, Goodland. www.Florida FiddlerShow.com.
Dine For a Cause – 4-10pm. Repeats March 20.Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of sales to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Marco Island. Remember to mention ACS or Relay for Life for credit. 6815 Collier Blvd, Naples.
MIHS Presents: Beneath the Emerald Waves and Beyond the Mangrove Trees – 6-7pm. Thru June 2. By Master Naturalist Bob McConville. Multimedia exhibit gives insight to SWFL’s fragile ecosystems. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.
Film Screening: The Great Florida Cattle Drive – 7pm. MIHS members/free. Nonmembers/$10. Host JRobert Houghtaling provides insights into the creation and scoring of the soundtrack. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.
Marco Island Farmers Market – 7:30am-1pm. Thru April 18. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.
Musical Interludes: West of Galway Irish Music – 5:30-7pm. Member/$25. Nonmember/$30, tickets limited. SWFL premier Irish Party Band featuring Bernie Green and Stephen Stadler. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org.
Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats too!) – 6-7pm. Presentation moves from Bellamy Road of the 1820s to modern transportation issues facing the Sunshine State in the 21st century. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-262-6525
Marco Lions Club Dinner – 6:30pm. Join us for updates on our recent breakfast and upcoming White Cane Days. Visitors welcome. Perkins, 4335 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-394-1254.
Naples Players Present: The Music Man – Times vary. Thru April 8. Traveling salesman Harold Hill cons people of River City into buying instruments for a band he vows to organize. He falls for the librarian and plans to skip town are foiled. 701 5th Ave S Naples. 239-263- 7990.
Marco Island Shell Club Show – 10am-4pm. Thru March 10. Event description with Featured Events.
In the Round Lecture Series: Medicare 101 – 5:30pm. Event description with Featured Events.
2018 Artist Series – 7:30pm. $20. Thru March 9. Performance by Voice Play as seen on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off.” Marco Lutheran, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239-394-5579.
Magic Under the Mangroves – 5:30-9:30pm. 14th annual fundraiser recognizes continuing importance of protecting our unique environment and quality of life. Conservancy of SWFL, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. www.conservancy.org.
ENMA Business Networking Event – 5:30- 7:30pm. $10/members. $20/non-members. Appetizers and salad bar provided with cash bar. The Gavel Grill 3340 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.
Spring Break Bash – 4-6pm. Food, drinks and lots of fun! Mackle Park Teen Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-642-0575.
Beach Cleanup – 8am. Beach Advisory Committee partnered with MI Sail & Power Squadron. 239-389-3917. South Beach Boardwalk.
Free Kids Fishing Clinic – 9am-12pm. The goal of this program is to create responsible marine resource stewards by teaching children the vulnerability of FL’s marine ecosystems and ethical angling skills. Naples Pier, 25 12th Ave S, Naples.
Annual Rummage Sale – 8am-12pm. Wesley United Methodist, 350 South Barfield Dr.
CurePSP: 15th Annual Awareness & Memorial Walk – 10:30am-1:30 pm. Event description with Featured Events.
Naples Fine Art Show – 10am-5pm. Thru April 14. Art show at Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples
Marco Players Presents: Elemental Women – Forgotten Women of Science – 11:30am. Event description with Featured Events.
A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein – 7:30pm. Opera Naples celebrates 100th birthday of American composer, Leonard Bernstein with his music performed by soloists and the Opera Naples Chorus. 239-963-9050 or operanaples.org.
Left Bank Artfest – 10am-4pm. A variety of artists/ craftsmen show and sell original art. The Esplanade, 760 N Collier Blvd.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Hooley – 10am-5pm. Event description with Featured Events.
Jewish Film Festival – 2pm. “1945” directed by Ferenc Török. Reception following film. Jewish Congregation, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642- 0800.
Winter Concert – 2-4pm. Performance by Bob Smith and Friends. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr.
Gala Irish Show for Charity – 7pm. $15. Singer Cliff Erickson and Celtic Spirit Irish Dancers perform. Finbarr Parish Center, 13520 Tamiami Trail E-Rte 41. 401-360-8040.
Chamber of Commerce Business Expo – 4-6pm. Event description with Featured Events.
2nd Tuesday Art Reception – 5:30-7pm. Meet current artists and learn their inspiration, techniques & additional work. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394- 4221.
Purdue Men’s Choir Performance – 7pm. $25. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. For tickets: 239-394-6572.
Marco Island Farmers Market – 7:30am-1pm. Thru April 18. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.
Marco Players Present: A Bench in the Sun – Times vary. Thru March 31. Friends Harold and Burt live in a retirement community and share a bench where they never agree on anything until they meet “muse” Adrienne.1089 N Collier Blvd. 239-642-7270.
Mutts and Martinis – 5-8pm. Event description with Featured Events.
ENCA Luncheon – 11:30am-1pm. $22/ENCA Members. $25/Non-members. Guest speaker Donna McGinnis President/CEO Naples Botanical Garden. The Players Club & Spa in Lely Resort, 8060 Grand Lely Dr, Naples. 239-434-1967 or register at www.EastNaplesCivic.com.
Curator Conversations: Jonathan Ullman – 6-7:30pm. Lecture by Jonathan Ullman, curator of Trailblazers: The Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.
Conservation Lecture Series: Lemurs & Madagascar – 6-8pm. $10. Presented by Dr. Eric Miller. Madagascar Fauna & Flora Group has reintroduced lemurs to the wild. Hear what’s happening and see work being accomplished. Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239-262- 5409.
Collier County Fair – Thru March 25. 11 day fair with rides, games, shows and food! Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. www.colliercountyfair.com.
Batfish Bash for the Bay 2018 – 6-10:30pm. $250. Celebrate taste & feel of Old FL and life along the Gulf Coast. Rookery Bay Research Reserve, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.
Butterfly Gardening – 1-2pm. Presented by the Collier County Extension Services and IFAS. Learn about the butterly and its impact on the environment. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr. 239-642-0575.
Shoot Down Kids Cancer – 9am-2pm. Event description with Featured Events.
Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 11am- 1:30pm. Wear green & enjoy the 40th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade, followed by allday celebration with live music at Sugden Plaza on 5th Ave S, Naples.
Avow Presents: Remembering, A Celebration of Life and Love – 9:30-10:30am. Honor memories of loved ones through music and readings. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. www.avowcares.org.
Al-Anon Family Groups – Troubled by someone’s drinking? Help & hope are a call away. Al-Anon Family Groups. 11am United Church of Marco Island. For meeting schedule call 239-263-5907. Southfloridaal-anon.org.
Chess Club – 9am-12pm. Casual chess. Free. Open to all players. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. Wade Keller 389-2525. Chess7.
Civil Air Patrol – 7am-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. MI Senior Squadron meets in CAP Hangar at Marco’s Executive Airport, end of Mainsail Dr. off Collier Blvd. Squadron Commander Major Bob Corriveau. www.FL376.FLWG.US.
AAUW Marco Island Branch – 9am. Oct-April. 3rd Mon. American Association of University Women’s Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. Durell Buzzini 207- 745-4679.
Literacy Volunteers of Collier County – 9am- 4pm. Mon-Thur. LVCC assists speakers of other languages in gaining English language skills that will permit them to live more fulfilling lives. 8833 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. Sandra Barreto 239- 262-4448 ext.301.
Tennis Clinics with Howie Burnett – 10-11am. Intermediate stroke improvement. Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Rd. 239-394- 5454.
ACBL Sanctioned Bridge -1-4pm. Call Wayne Goodrich at 239-417-1128 for details and reservations. $8/participant. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr.
Knitting and Crochet Help Class – 2-4pm. Every Mon. $10. Bring in your problem project, and we will do our best to help. Talk to our fiber experts to solve your problem. Castle Creek Fiber Studio, 3804 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-793-8141. www.CastleCreekStudio.com.
Artist Tara O’Neill at Blue Mangrove – 2-4pm. Tara be waiting at her easel at the Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N Collier Blvd #417.
Bingo at JCMI – 5:30pm doors open, first game at 7pm. Every Mon. Oct-April. Bingo with free coffee, tea and food. 10/10 thru 5/1. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800.
Marco Sunrise Rotary – 7:30am. Stonewalls, 551 S Collier Blvd. 239-642-9122.
Arts Advisory Committee – 8am. 2nd Tuesday, City Hall.
Marco Island Shell Club Workshop – 9-11am. Oct 31-Feb 27. Please join as we craft beautiful and intriguing items for our Craft Sales and our Annual Shell Show and Craft Sale in March. Proceeds benefit the Marco Island Shell Club Scholarship Fund for Marine Science students. www.marcoshellclub.com.
Line Dancing – 9:30-11am. $8. Come down for some good old fashioned country line dancing. All levels are invited. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646.
Registered Nurse Group – 10am. First Tues. Retired or active RNs. Explore ways to use professional skills & how faith impacts practice. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Gail 239- 394-0332.
YMCA Bingo – Doors open at 12:15. 1st call at 1pm. Jan- March 27. 239-394-9622. Marco Island YMCA, 101 Sandhill Street.
Master Gardeners Walk-in Clinic – 12:30- 3:30pm. Master Gardeners can provide you info on pruning, fertilizing, soil & water testing, pesticides and other subjects related to home gardening and landscaping. Look for us in the Lowe’s Garden Center, 12730 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.
ACBL Sanctioned Bridge – 1pm. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Jean or Abe Brown, 239-394-4272 for more info.
Marco island Civitan Club – 6pm. 2nd Tues. Civitans help wherever the need arises–from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Mario’s Restaurant, 845 Bald Eagle Dr. Nery Kircher 239 774-2623. Civitan.org.
Ladies Bible Study – 6:30pm. Every Tues. Led by Jo-ann Garvin, topic is “When God Does Not Fix It.” Marco Island Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Cir. 239-394-8186.
Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island – 5-6:30pm. 2nd Tues. Provides a forum for discussion on public policy matters, to support qualified candidates for public office, and to encourage qualified Democrats to seek elected office. Rose
Hall at the Marco Island library, 210 S Heathwood Dr. Feb speaker David Holden, FL District 19 Candidate for Congress 2018.
Marco American Legion Post 404 – 11am. Third Tue. For war veterans or current Legion members. 3rd Tues. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Bill Horton 239-642-8928, Bill Irvine 239-595-4172.
Lighthouse of Collier’s Brown Bag Lunch Series – 11:30am. Features a different speaker 3rd Tues each month. Sue 239-430-3934. LighthouseofCollier.org.
Canasta – 12:30-3:30pm. Free, social program where you can enjoy the game of Canasta and make new Island friends. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646.
Women’s Bible Study – 6:30-8:30pm. “Fear and Faith” Starts Jan. 10, New Life Community Church, 489 W Elkcam Circle, across from Veterans Park. 239-394-3469.
Wiggles & Giggles – 4:30pm. Movement class for 2-3 year olds. Island Dance Academy. 239-289- 1698.
Marco island Sail and Power Squadron – 5pm. 4th Tues of the month. We welcome those who want to learn more about boating to join us. www.marcoislandpowerandsailsquadron.org. CJ’s at the Esplanade, 740 N Collier Blvd #105.
Bingo at Elks Lodge – 5:45pm doors open. Open to public. Bingo packets start at $15. Naples Elks Lodge #2010, 11250 Tamiami Trail E Naples. 239-643 0075 ext 103.
GriefShare – 6-8pm. Non Denominational Christian support group for adults grieving a loved one’s death. $20/registration includes workbook & unlimited visits. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. Ellen Morgenstern 642-7165.
Southwest Florida Ski and Travel Club – 6:30pm. First Tues. Join fellow skiers and snowboarders for ski trips to great locations. Parrot Room at Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail N, Naples. Social gatherings are the third Tue. at different locations. Gaby 239-839-3711 or gaby- firstname.lastname@example.org. naplesskiclub.com.
Evenings at the Conservancy – 6:30pm. 2nd Tues. Variety of presenters, eco-programs, panel members from the Conservancy, local & regional environmental experts. Seating space-available. conservancy.org/evenings.
Marco Cruise Club -7pm. 4th Tues. Boating enthusiast membership meetings. Mutual of Omaha Bank. Marcocruiseclub.com Neil Blaauboer at 239-642-8493.
Marco VFW Post 6370 – 7pm. 2nd Tues. Male & female veterans who served are needed. Mutual of Omaha Bank located at the corner of San Marco Rd. and Barfield Rd.Call 239-642-0410 0r 239- 389-1101 for info.
Marco Island Farmers Market – 7:30am-1pm. Thru April 18. Come get your locally sourced fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh flowers, seafood, baked goods, honey and more! Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.
United Church of Marco Island’s Men’s Group – 9am. 3rd Wed. Discuss the economy & other world affairs. ucmarco.org/events/categories/ home-page-list/fellowship/
Knit and Nibble – 10am-12pm. Free. This in not a class, but a time to connect and enjoy in the fun of knitting. Bring your project, and see other projects in process. Nibbles Provided. Castle Creek Fiber Studio, 3804 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239- 793-8141. www.CastleCreekStudio.com.
Chair Yoga and Meditation – 10:30-11:45am. $15. In addition to gentle stretching, several forms of centering, stress reduction and meditation are offered at each class. Fleischmann Community Center,1600 Fleischmann Blvd, Naples. 413-230-1518 or email@example.com.
Just for Friends Luncheon – 11:30am. 2nd Wed. United Church of Marco at 320 N Barfield. To become a member, you must have been a member in good standing of the Marco Island Newcomers for at least three years. President Sharon Cook. Membership info Janet at 682-1010 or Candy at 970-0727 Luncheon info Lisa at 293-9077 or Donna at 642-1985.
Newcomers Club of Marco Island – 11:30am. Lunch 2nd Wed. Social club for women from Marco, Isles of Capri & Goodland. Hideaway Beach Club, 333 Hideaway Cir. Kecia Chronowski 920-265-3544 or Kathie Richel 352-634-2547. Marconewcomers.org.
Marco Island Women’s Club -11:30am Lunch. 1st Wed of month. Awards scholarships to graduating high school students on Marco Island. Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N Collier Blvd. President Priscilla Penn 239-642-3046 marcowomansclub.com.
Island Knitters – 12:30-3:30pm. All knitters are welcome, expert to novice. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646.
Support Group for Blind & Visually Impaired – 12:30-2:30pm. Every Wed. If you are new to vision loss, you may be feeling overwhelmed and in need of some additional support. Your adjustment to vision loss can be facilitated by participation in a support group that brings people together who share a similar life challenge. 2685 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 211, Naples. 239-430-3934.
Wine Wednesdays – 3-5pm. Last Wed. Enjoy a glass of wine & food pairings by local chefs/ restaurants. Marco Island Florist & Gifts.178 S Barfield Dr.
Marco Island Writers – 5:30pm-Meet & Greet. 6-8pm-Meeting. 2nd Wed. All skill levels welcome. Free. Marco Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. Pres. Elisabeth Noyes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 239-394-5856.
Marco Island Lions Club – 6:30pm. 1st Wed. Perkins Restaurant, 4335 Tamiami Trail, Naples. President David Gardner, 239-284-5862.
Italian American Society of Marco Island – 7pm. 1st Wed. Nov-April. This energetic group of men/women with Italian heritage are dedicated to remembering their roots while having as much fun as possible. For information call Carol Marrella Lindstrom 630 450-4092 or Gene D’Onofrio 239 642-3940. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr.
Kiwanis Club of Marco Island – 7-8:30am. Regular meeting and buffet breakfast. $14. Guests welcome. Stonewall’s, 551 S. Collier Blvd.
Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) – 3rd Thurs. SAMI organizes cruises, hosts races, etc. Robin Singer 419-376-1387. samisailor.org
The Bloodmobile – 8:30am-4:30pm. 1st Thurs. Next to the Health Care Center. 239-394-8780.
Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour – 9am. The 2,300 ft. boardwalk sheltered by bald cypress. Headsets tell story of this natural wonder. orchidswamp.org.
The Council of Catholic Women – 9:15am. 2nd Thurs. Parish Center. Cindy Hennings 239-642- 3177.
GriefShare – 9:30-11:30am. Every Thurs. Begins Jan 5th. A Christ-centered support group, for those grieving the death of a loved one will be offered at Marco Lutheran Church.
The Marco Men’s Club – 10am. 2nd Thurs. Men from Isles of Capri, Goodland & Marco welcome. Speakers, socials & more.United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. Randle Grossman 239-389-6464 or 973-220-5523. www.marcomensclub.com.
Women’s Bible Study -10am-12pm. “Fear and Faith.” New Life Community Church, 489 W Elkcam Circle, across from Veterans Park. 239-394- 3469.
Marco Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution – 10:30am. 3rd Thurs. Karen Lombardi 239-394-0028.
Cancer Support Group – 10:30-11:30am. 1st and 3rd Thurs. Network with those who have been diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones, cancer survivors and friends. NCH Marco Healthcare Center, first floor, 40 Heathwood, Dr. Janet Whitebook 239-394-8536.
Mah Jongg at JCMI – 11am-3pm. Every Thurs. $3 to play. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. 239-389-7872.
Marco Noontime Rotary Club – 11:30am. Every Thurs. Lunch and meeting at Davinci’s. Contact Gwyn Steiner, 952-484-1058 for Rotary information.
Cancer Support Group for Patients and Families – 12-1:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239-394-0332.
United Church of Marco Island’s Women’s Group – 1pm. 1st Thurs. All welcome to join lively discussion and fun! www.ucmarco.org for venue.
Duplicate Bridge – 12:30-4pm. Reservations are required. Call Gwen at 394-0675 for available. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr.
Marco Island Foundation for the Arts – 4:30pm. 2nd Thurs. Board Meeting at Lutgert Insurance Office at the Esplanade. www.marcoart.org.
PCBUG Computer and Technology Club – 5pm. 3rd Thurs. Learn about computers & mobile devices. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave, Naples.
Handbell Choir – 5:15pm. All welcome. United Church of Marco, 320 N Barfield Dr.
CJ’s Live Music Thursday – 6-11pm. Jim Long performs outside from 6-9pm and DJ Sugar Cube performs inside from 8-11:30pm. 239-389-4511. 740 N. Collier Blvd, Ste. #105.
Mindful Meditation – 6:30pm. Learn Mindfulness Meditation and improve your health and well-being. Based on Buddhist teachings, we practice the fine art of stilling the mind and living in the present moment. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. www.meditationonmarco.org. Contact Patty 415-405-6350.
Barbershop Chapter of the Everglades Meetings – 7pm. 7721, 800 Neff’s Way, Naples. 434- 6445.
Marco Sportfishing Club – 6:30pm. 1st Thurs. Rose History Auditorium,180 S Heathwood Dr. www.marcosportfishingclub.com.
Naples Digital Photo Club – 7-9pm. 2nd Thurs. DPI-SIG. Discuss digital photography, guest lectures. Open to public. Edison State College- Collier Campus, Bldg J, Conference Center, 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy. www.dpi-sig.org.
Knights of Columbus Bingo – 7pm. Every Thur. Club sponsors Bingo, Spaghetti, Fish Fry Dinners & other events. Funds raised for various charities. John 239-389-5633. www.marcoknights.com
Gentle Chair Yoga Class – 10:30-11:15am. $7. Fridays Jan 12-March 30. All stretches are done on a chair or with the support of a chair, so it’s great for people who can’t get down on a yoga mat (or back up from one!). East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 413-230-1518 or jean. email@example.com.
Grief Support Group – 1-2pm. Anyone who’s lost a loved one encouraged to attend. Learn coping skills, share experiences & get support. San Marco
Parish Catholic Church Office Bldg. Carolyn Katchmar, Lic. Clinical Therapist, 239-394-1784.
Caregiver Support Group – 1-2pm. 3rd Friday of the month. 5/3 Bank Conference Room, 650 E. Elkcam Circle.
Doctor’s Clinic – 1:30-4:30pm. Dr. Kirk Demartino sees patients in Everglades City, clinic behind Fire Station. Medicare & insurance accepted. 239-642-5552.
Resort/Business Open Gym Basketball Night – 6:30-8pm. Marco business and resort employees (adults) invited to play. Greater Marco Family YMCA Gym, 101 Sandhill Dr.
Corvette Club – 8pm. Corvettes & muscle cars welcome. Town Center parking lot across from Publix, by Susie’s Diner. Marcoislandcorvettes.com.
Olde Marco Inn – 8pm. Entertainment in the Lounge. 239-389-0981.
Marco Island Road Runners – 6:30-7:30am. All running levels. Free. Mackle Park. 1361 Andalusia Terrace.
Chess K-12 – 9am-12pm. Often chess tournaments with cash & trophy awards are held for students, funded by chess enthusiasts donations. Chess for students enhances their Patience, Focus & Concentration. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier.
Swamp Meditation Class – 9-11am. $20/per person. $10/Friends of Corkscrew members. Discover peace and serenity under the canopy of Corkscrew’s ancient forest. First Saturday of the month. 375 Sanctuary Road, Naples. 239-348- 9151.
Tennis Clinics with Howie Burnett – 10-11:30am. Advanced Doubles Drills. Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Rd. 239-394-5454.
Art in the Park – 10am-4pm. First Sat. Thru April. Art in the Park showcases paintings in oil and acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, and woodworking created by members of the Naples Art Association. www.naplesart.org. 239-262- 6517. Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples.
Our Daily Bread Food Pantry – 10am-12pm. Serving community 2nd and 4th Sat. & by appointment. Donations accepted. Volunteers needed, esp. Spanish speakers. 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646 x 225. fbcmarco.com/ministries/ benevolence-food-pantry.
Lupus Support Group – 10:30am-12pm. 3rd Sat. Learn to live & cope with Lupus, get current information. Marilyn 239-398-4800, Jan 239-389- 2749.
The Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club – 11:30am. Meeting & luncheon. Eileen 239-595-1761.
Local Color Art Gallery Artist Demonstrations – 1pm. Every Sat. Resident artists will be doing free demonstrations thru April. Located above Olde Shops of Marco.
MIMYC Laser Model Sailing – 2-4pm. Come enjoy free model sailing. For more information Call Rocky Cale at 239-642-1825.
To add your club or event in the Coastal Breeze News, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 239-393-4991 or fax 239-393-4992.
American Airlines Kiwi Club Southwest Florida Chapter – Barbara email@example.com
American Legion Post 404 – 239-642-8928 or 239-564-9894
City of Marco Island – cityofmarcoisland.com
Everglades Astronomical Society – 239-410- 8192. gator.naples.net/clubs/eas
Everglades Mullet Rapper – www.evergladesmulletrapper.com
Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park – www.friendsofcollierseminolestatepark.com
Friends of Fakahatchee, Inc – www.orchidswamp.org
Friends of the Museum of the Everglades – www.evergladesmuseum.org
Friends of Tigertail – www.Friendsoftigertail.com
City Parks & Recreation Calendar – 239-642- 0575. www.cityofmarcoisland.com
Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation – 239-394- 9285 www.MarcoEagleSanctuaryFoundation.org
Marco Island Community Sailing Center Rocky Cale 239-642-1825.
Marco Island Community TV – www.MarcoIslandCommunityTV. com
Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation – Membership & Information PO Box 425, MI, 34146. Dianna Dohm 239-331-0908. mifiresecuefoundation@
Marco Island Foundation for the Arts – 239- 642-0015. marcoarts.org
Marco Island Property Owners – 239-970-0727 MarcoIslandPropertyOwners.com.
Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron – 239- 393-0150. marcosailandpowersquadron.org
Marco Island VFW – Commander David Gardner 239-642-4410.
Marco Players Theater Group – 239-642-7270. Themarcoplayers.com
Marco Island Yoga – Mon, Tues, Wed/5:30pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun/8:30am. $10 suggested donation. Meet at South Beach, just south of the Apollo condominium & Sunset Grille. 201-214- 1360 or 712-210-3853.
Nature Conservancy – 239-262-0304. conservancy.org
NCH Marco Healthcare Center Auxiliary Volunteer Program – 239-393-4058 nchmd.org/ volunteer
Pet Loss Support Group – Arleen Harris 239- 394-5576 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reel Kind Fishing – 239-249-9878. reelkindfishing.com
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – 239-417-6310. rookerybay.org
Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) – Robin Singer 419-376-1387, Mary Lee Cale, 239-642-1825. samisailor.org.
The Marco Island Historical Society – 239-389- 6447. themihs.org
TWA Clipped Wings Club SW Florida Chapter – Cheryl Molinarozc@Hotmail.com
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Classes – Pre-registration required 239-642-8406.
YMCA – 101 Sandhill St. 239-394-3144. marcoislandymca.org