Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Calendar of Events

MAR 16

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.

MAR 23 – 25

Marco Island Food & Music Festival

– 11am-9pm. (Sun until 5pm). $10 one day/$16 two day/$75 VIP. Food, music & fun for the family! Headliners include the Ben Allen Band, Almost ABBA, and Deb & The Dynamics. Landlubber and seafood specialties. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. www.MarcoIslandSeafoodandMusicFestival.com

MAR 31

Spring Jubilee

1pm. Bring the kids (10 under) to find and collect over 10am- and 20,000 Easter Eggs! Games, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-642-0575.

MAR 17

Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 11am-1:30pm. Wear your green and enjoy the 40th annual Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade, followed by an all-day celebration with live music at Sugden Plaza on 5th Ave S, Naples.

MAR 18

Marco Island Half Marathon Bridge Run & 5K – 7:30am-12pm. Averaging over 450 participants yearly, experience live music around the course and a post race party. For more info email race@marcoislandhalfmarathon.com or www.marcoislandhalfmarathon.com.

MAR 19

MIHS Presents: Bob McConville – 7-8:30pm. MIHS members free, nonmembers $10. Master Naturalist Bob McConville lectures his knowledge of the SWFL area’s species. For more info, call 239-389-6447 or theMIHS.com. 180 S Heathwood Dr.

MAR 20

Swanee Swing Saloon: Western Swing – 5:30-7pm. $25/member $30/ non-member. Join Hunter Dahlen and the gang for a night in the old west and hear the swinging sounds of the American frontier! Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

MAR 21

Town Hall Gathering – 6pm. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala, District 1, invites Collier County residents to attend her second Town Hall Gathering. South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. 239-252-8601 or Michael.Brownlee@CollierCountyFL.gov

MAR 22

Relay for Life Free Concert – 7pm. The American Cancer Society of Marco Island and the Wesley United Methodist Church invite you to attend a pre-Relay concert! Performance by saxophonist Eirinn Abu. 350 S Barfield Dr. For info call ACS 239-642-8800.

MAR 28

Happy Hour for Hope – 5-7pm. All proceeds will go to purchase raw food materials for the November 2018 Meals of Hope packaging event. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. Food catered by DaVinci’s.

MAR 31

Cars as Art – 10am-4pm. Suggested $5 donation. Magnificent vintage cars are displayed and judged by professional artists, not car experts. The awards are always a surprise! Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

MARCH 16

Collier County Fair – Thru March 25. Our fair provides families the chance to enjoy the fair rides, games, shows and food! Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave NE, Naples. www.colliercountyfair.com.

Open House With Clyde Butcher – 10am- 4pm. Thru March 17. Join Clyde and Niki at their Big Cypress Gallery for the annual Spring Open House. Meet guest photographer Paul Marcellini. 52388 Tamiami Trail Ochopee, FL. 239-695-2428.

Butterfly Gardening – 1-2pm. Presented by Collier County Extension Services and IFAS. Learn about this important insect and its impact on the environment. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr. 239-642-0575.

Batfish Bash for the Bay 2018 – 6-10:30pm. $250. Celebrate the taste and feel of Old FL and life along the Gulf Coast at this year’s re-imagined Bash for the Bay. Rookery Bay Research Reserve, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

Marco Players Present: A Bench in the Sun – Times vary. Thru March 31. Longtime friends Harold and Burt live in a retirement community and share a bench in the garden where they never agree on anything, until they meet the new “muse,” Adrienne.1089 N Collier Blvd. 239- 642-7270.

Naples Players Present: The Music Man – Times vary. Thru April 8. The Music Man follows traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City into buying instruments/ uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. When he falls for the librarian, his plans to skip town are foiled. 701 5th Ave S Naples. 239-263-7990.

MARCH 17

Shoot Down Kids Cancer – 9am-2pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Avow Presents: Remembering, A Celebration of Life and Love – 9:30-10:30am. Honor the memories of loved ones through music and readings. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. www.avowcares.org.

Left Bank Art Fest – 10am-4pm. Art includes paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, glass, sculptures, wood, bronze, stone and more! Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr.

Art-in-the-Glades – 10am-1pm. Handmade crafts and local artwork will be available to purchase. Let the kids play on the swings in McLeod Park while you browse among the booths. 208 South Copeland Ave, Everglades City.

Naples Fine Art Show – 10am-5pm. Thru April 14. Join us at Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples, for our monthly art show.

Florida Panther Refuge Open House – 10am-2pm. Celebrate the annual “Save the Florida Panther Day” at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, 12085 S.R. 29 Immokalee. 239-657-8001.

Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade – 11am- 1:30pm. Event description with Featured Events.

MARCH 18

Annual Bridge Run: Half Marathon and 5K – 8am-12pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Gulf Coast Big Band – 2-4pm. Band plays a wide range of big band music from traditional swing and blues to bebop and Afro-Cuban! Cambier Park, 580 8th Street S Naples. 239- 213-3058.

MARCH 19

Dune Jewelry Trunk Show – 10am-2pm. Original Beach Sand Jewelry w/ Marco Island Sand & new ethically sourced stones. Many new designs exclusively found here! Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N Collier Blvd #417.

MIHS Presents: Bob McConville – 7-8:30pm. MIHS members free, non-members

$10. Master Naturalist Bob McConville lectures his knowledge of the SWFL area’s species. For more info, call 239-389-6447 or theMIHS.com. 180 S Heathwood Dr.

MARCH 20

Safe Boating Seminar: Charting/GPS – 9:30am. Thru March 21. $80. Presented by the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron. Learn how to use marine charts, basic plotting, and the setup and operation of a GPS unit integration of chartplotter information. 114 N Collier Blvd. Tom at 908-432-8767 or TomRyan@att.net.

Lighthouses of the Sunshine State: Sentinels of History along Florida’s Coast – 12-1pm. $15. Take a journey across FL with Brendan Burke, Maritime Historian at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. To Register: www.rookerybay.org or 239-530-5940. 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

Health Plus Lecture Series: Beyond 911 – 6pm. Mark Tesoro, Injury Prevention Analyst and Educator with Lee Health presents the steps you can take to assist first responders in providing on-site care in an emergency. IBERIABANK, 605 Bald Eagle.

Swanee Swing Saloon: Western Swing – 5:30-7pm. Event description with Featured Events.

MARCH 21

Marco Island Farmers Market – 7:30am- 1pm. Thru April 18. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

Town Hall Gathering – 6pm. Event description with Featured Events.

MARCH 22

World Water Day BOGO – 9am-4pm $5.The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission” in celebration of World Water Day. 300 Tower Rd, Naples. www.rookerybay.org.

Savory Senior Panel – 6-8pm. Hosted by Joseph S. De Sena, CFP®, MBA Private Wealth Advisor. With a discussion on Retirement Income: The Transition into Retirement. Q&A follows presentation. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. 239-325-187.

Dr. Lyn Millner: The Allure of Immortality – 7pm $15. Join author Dr. Lyn Millner for a presentation about the incredible women of the Koreshan Utopian Society. Held in the Art Hall at Koreshan State Park, 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero. Tickets at www.FriendsofKoreshan.org.

Relay for Life Free Concert – 7pm. Event description with Featured Events.

MARCH 23

Flower Show – 9am-4pm. Thur March 24. Includes a Garden Market, a variety of educational demonstrations as well as the Naples Garden Club’s spectacular juried Designs & Horticultural exhibits. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Dr Naples. 239-643-7275.

Fire Station 51 Groundbreaking Ceremony – 10am. This will be a of state of the art fire/ EMS marine-based Fire Rescue Station serving the citizens of Marco Island. Commencement speech followed by lite refreshments. 751 E Elkham Circle. RSVP Angela Johenning ajohenning@cityofmarcoisland.com or 239-389-3962.

Marco Island Seafood Festival – 11am- 9pm. (Sun until 5pm). $10 one day/$16 two day/$75 VIP. Food, music & fun for the family! Headliners include the Ben Allen Band, Almost ABBA, and Deb & The Dynamics. Landlubber and seafood specialties. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. www.MarcoIslandSeafoodandMusicFestival.com

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Dinner – 4:30-7pm. $13/per person. $5 for children under 12. Dinner of fresh cod baked or fried, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, rolls, coffee and ice cream with beverages/cash bar. 851 San Marco Rd. 239-389-5633 or www.marcoknights.com.

Island Theater Company Presents: Nana’s Naughty Knickers – 6-10pm. It seems Bridget’s sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! www.theateronmarco.com. 239-394-0080

MARCH 24

Collier County Public Library: A Celebration Of 60.5 Years – 9am-3pm. Music, food & drink, and fun! Collier County Public Library will be reminiscing while honoring regional libraries. 2385 Orange Blossom Dr, Naples. 239-593-0334.

Brushes & Paint Art Show – 10am-3pm. Free. Show features local fine artists working in mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink and charcoal pencil. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-3673.

Easter Egg Eggs-travaganze! – 10am-2pm. Presented by Naples Wings of Hope. Games, prizes face painting and an egg hunt for all ages. Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Dr, Naples.

Calusa Days – 1pm. Learn about Barron Collier who changed the face of SWFL. Local historian Marya Repko tells his story. Everglades National Park’s Gulf Coast Visitor Center, 815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City. 239- 695-3311.

Encore! Secrets of a Tribute Artist – 12- 2pm. Professionally trained vocalist, musician, actor & dancer, Joe Marino has appeared as legends Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Dean Martin, and more. Tickets at 239-642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. 1089 N Collier Blvd.

MARCH 25

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament- 12:30-1:15pm- Registration. Shotgun start at 1:30pm. $150/player incl. greens fee, cart and dinner w/awards ceremony. San Marco Knights of Columbus 44th annual golf tournament, two hole-in-one competitions with cash prizes. Event proceeds support local charities. Call 917-679-5573 or 239-269-7033 for more info. Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club, 11 Cypress View Dr., Naples.

MARCH 27

Green Industries Best Management Practices – 9am-4:30pm $30. The Florida Friendly Best Management Practices for Protection of Water Quality by the Green Industries Program. 300 Tower Road, Naples 34113. Call 239-530-5940.

Rookery Bay New Volunteer Orientation – 10am. Seasonal and full time residents as well as students welcomed. RSVP to Donna Young at volunteer@rookerybay.org. Visit www.rookerybay.org to complete application. 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

MARCH 28

Marco Island Farmers Market – 7:30am- 1pm. Thru April 18. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. Happy Hour for Hope – 5-7pm. Event description with Featured Events.

MARCH 29

Women of Koreshan Unity Settlement: Private Group Tours – 10:30am & 12:30pm $10. The Koreshan community offered women an unprecedented voice in community leadership/ management during a pivotal period in history. To schedule a private group tour call Katie Schulman, 239-992-0311.

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County Luncheon – 12pm. E. Naples author Michael Eckers will discuss his book. His talk is titled “My Personal Connection to the Civil War.” Olde Cypress Country Club, 7165 Treeline Dr, Naples. For tickets 239-262-4448 ext.301.

MARCH 30

Movie in the Park – 7:45-9:45pm. “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Food for purchase, no alcoholic beverages. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-642-0575.

MARCH 31

Science Saturday – 9am-4pm $5. Activities include estuary encounter, activity lab, show & tell, and nature on the silver screen. www.rookerybary.org. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

Spring Jubilee – 10am-1pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Cars as Art – 10am-4pm. Event description with Featured Events. 239-394-4221.

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: Miss Keller Has No Second Book – Times vary. Thru April 15. World premiere of playwright Deb Hiett’s funny and touching play about the inevitability of change and the tangled tethers of family. www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org or 866-811-4111.

ON MONDAYS

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.net.

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.

GYROS International Club of Naples – 11:30am. First and third Mon. ail Embillwilliamsmkp@yahoo.com or naples.gyro. ws. Red Lobster, 2355 Tamiami Trail N, Naples.

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.

ON TUESDAYS

Marco Sunrise Rotary – 7-8:30am. 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.

JCMI Women’s Book Group – 11am-1pm. Group meets every month on the 3rd Tuesday thru April 17 at Jewish Congregation of Marco Island. 991 Winterberry Drive. 239-642-0800.

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.

Free English Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 16-March 27. Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Circle. For more info 239-394-8186 or office@marcochurch.com. Visit our website www.MarcoChurch.com.

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. 239-393-0150. 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 gaby640fl@gmail.com. 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 spaceavailable. 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.

ON WEDNESDAYS

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/

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.

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.CastleCreek- Studio.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. Jewish Federation, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, suite 2201, Naples. 413-230-1518 or jean.erlbaum@verizon.net.

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, enoyes5856@gmail.com, 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.

ON THURSDAYS

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

ON FRIDAYS

Marco Island French Club – 9-10am. First Friday. If you enjoy meeting new friends and conversing in French, come join the Marco Island French Club. Pot-luck breakfast gettogethers are held every month with members taking turns hosting the group in their home or condo. Isabelle Adly 239-963-8646 or Carole Tremblay, 239-389-1688. Emai: carole_ tremblay@yahoo.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.erlbaum@verizon.net.

Chair Yoga Class – 11:30am-12:30pm. $10. Flowing with Grace Yoga & Meditation Studio, 6480 Sandalwood Ln N, Naples. 239-821-8400. flowingwithgrace@earthlink.net. wix.com/ naplesfl/flowingwithgrace.

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.

ON SATURDAYS

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.

ON SUNDAYS

MIMYC Laser Model Sailing – 2-4pm. Come enjoy free model sailing. For more information Call Rocky Cale at 239-642-1825.

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