Friday, April 23, 2021


Memorial Day - City offices closed Memorial Day Ceremony - 11am-12pm. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

Memorial Day – City offices closed Memorial Day Ceremony – 11am-12pm. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

MAY 26

SWFL Soapfest – Thru May 29. Annual weekend festival featuring daytime celebrity actors & signature events that raise funds for several local children’s charities. or 239-394-0080 for tickets

“What’s Old Is New” Reclaimed Art – 9am-4pm. Thru May 29. Marco Island Center for the Arts exhibits 3 different artist interpretations using found objects to create new artwork. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Exhibition: “Everglades Found” – Thru May 31. Elizabeth Smith spent her early years in Iowa developing a love for nature that is reflected in her art – plein-air sketches and watercolor paintings. 239- 695-0008. Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City.

Exhibit: Race to Space Thru Aug 31. Open daily except Weds. Visit Rocket Design Station to build & test your own rocket, then blast your rocket at the Launch Module! Children’s Museum of Naples,15080 Livingston Rd, Naples. 239-514-0084.

Exhibition:Transportation in the Digital Age” – 9am-4pm. Thru July 31. Features several works depicting transportation from around the world, including lively and colorful renditions of trains, automobiles, planes and other modes of transportation. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-262-6525.

MAY 27

Island Rocks Concert Series – 4:30-9pm. Free. Performances by Sarah Hadeka and The Ben Allen Band. Veteran’s Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

MAY 28

Celebrate Memorial Day at Local Color Art Gallery! – 2-8pm. Local artist Malenda Trick. There will be art for sale, music and prizes! 258 Royal Palm Dr.

MAY 31

End of School Bash! – 1-4pm. Free. Music, Food, Obstacle Course, Inflatable Joust! Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr.

Advanced Planning: Things to Know About Aging – 1-3pm. A educational panel discussion of professionals that will highlight key things to know about aging. Topics include advanced planning, understanding 5 wishes, senior living options, and in home care services. RSVP 239- 687-3156. 8065 Lely Cultural PKWY, Naples.

May Art After Hours – 6-9pm. Enjoy free admission to The Baker Museum for Art After Hours. Musical entertainment, all ages welcome to view the galleries and learn from the museum docents. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 239-597-1900.


Last Day of School! – Collier County Public Schools. Breakfast with the Birds: Migration – 9-10:30 am. Learn about birds at this new summer lecture series! Adam DiNuovo has been working with shorebirds and seabirds across the US and beyond for more than 15 years. Event begins with a light breakfast and mingling. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

Free Seminar on Navigating the Clerk’s Website – 2-4pm. Dwight E. Brock, Clerk

of Courts, to hold Free Seminar on Navigating the Clerk’s Website. Collier County Courthouse Complex Administration Building F on the 7th Floor. 239-252-2725 or

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.


Annual Artist of the Year and Scholarship Luncheon – 11:30am. $20. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts annual luncheon to honor 2017 Artist of the Year, Austin Bell, Curator and Artistic Director at the Marco Island Historical Museum and 5 scholarship winners. Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Dr. 239-404-0657.

Hook & Hole Cornhole Tournament – 11am. Event features two tournaments, a VIP Sponsor Tournament and a Masters Public Tournament. The VIP Tournament will begin at 11am featuring 16 teams competing for a $2,000 prize which will be awarded to the charity of their choice. Registration fee for VIP Sponsors is $200 per team. Bone Hook Brewing Co.,1514 Immokalee Rd Suite 106, Naples. 239-631-8522.


Summer Institute for Marine Science – 8:30am-4pm. Budding scientists are invited to discover our unique coastal environment with Rookery Bay staff and local researchers for a weeklong camp! Program is designed for students who have completed 7th or 8th grade. 239- 530-5989 for details. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

J.Robert Florida Songwriter Showcase – 7-10 pm. Thru Aug 28. $30-35. Raiford Starke Outlaw artist and provocative “Swamp Boogie Balladeer!” Show includes a performance, intermission, Q&A, and jam session. The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N Collier Blvd. www.TheMarco- or 239-642-7270.


Exhibition: “What’s Old is Not Forgotten” – 9am-4pm. Thru Aug 26. “What’s Old is Not Forgotten” is comprised completely of images captured within Collier County by local photographers. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-262-6525

Lu Vickers “Weeki Wachee: “City of Mermaids” – 7pm. MIHS members/ free. Nonmembers/$10. Presentation covers the history of Weeki Wachee from its beginnings and will show how Newt Perry developed his dream of underwater performances at Silver Springs. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.


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.


Rookery Bay BOGO – 9am-4pm. Enjoy Buy one/get one FREE admission in honor of World Oceans Day. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples.


Beach Clean-Up – 8am. Sponsored by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is Welcome! South Beach Boardwalk.

Cinema Saturdays – 11am & 2pm. Cool off inside the Jeannie Meg Smith Theater! Watch a Disney nature film on special Cinema Saturdays. All movies reinforce the Conservancy’s mission to protect our water, land, wildlife and future. Movie is included with admission. Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples.

Summer BBQ/Pickleball Networking Event – 5-8pm. $15. Free Pickleball lessons, networking, BBQ, and general fun! East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Dr, Naples.


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

Calusa Garden Club – 12pm. 2nd Mon. Oct-April. Fellowship Hall, Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. Jackie Purvis, 239-970- 6644, or website

Chess Club – 9am-12pm. Casual chess. Free. Open to all players. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. Wade Keller 389-2525.

Memory Loss/Caregiver Support Group – 10:30am-12pm. 3rd Mon. in the months of: Nov, Dec, May. 4th Mon. other 9 months. For those with mild memory loss & caregivers. Alzheimer Association, St Mark’s Church, Willis Center, Marco Island. 239-394-8097.

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.

YMCA Game Day – 12-3pm. Every Mon. Mah Jongg, Backgammon, Cribbage, Board & card games. Some instruction & Some games provided/bring your own. Y Membership not required.

ACBL Sanctioned Bridge – 1-4pm. Call Wayne Goodrich at 239-417-1128 for details and reservations. $8/participant. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr.

Bingo at JCMI- 5:30pm doors open, first game at 7pm. Every Mon. Bingo with free coffee, tea and food. 10/10 thru 5/1. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr.


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 – 9:30-11am. 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. or 239-963-4694.

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.

Lunch & Learn Lecture Series – Third Tues. In celebration of the recently-established partnership between Rookery Bay and Florida International University (FIU), this year’s series focuses on research underway by scientists at the university. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

JCMI Women’s Book Club – Third Tues. Attendees will find a congenial atmosphere, intellectual stimulation and a lively exchange of ideas. 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800.

Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron – 5pm. 2nd and 4th Tues. May-Sept. We welcome members and the interested to join us and to share our joy of boating and boating safety and education.You don’t need a boat to be involved, just an interest to learn about boating – come for the education, stay for the friendship. 239-393- 0150 or at CJ’s on the Bay, 740 N. Collier Blvd #105

Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island – 7pm. Second Tues. Call Kay at 617- 480-2051 for location/directions.

Marco American Legion Post 404 – 11am. For war veterans or current Legion members. 3rd Tues. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Bill Horton 239-642-8928, Lee Rubenstein 239-564- 9894.

Lighthouse of Collier’s Brown Bag Lunch Series – 11:30am. Features a different speaker 3rd Tues each month. Sue 239-430-3934.

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.

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. Nondenominational 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-

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.

Marco Cruise Club – 7pm. 4th Tues. Boating enthusiast membership meetings. Mutual of Omaha Bank. 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.

Knights of Columbus – 7:30pm. 1st Tues. Club sponsors Bingo, Spaghetti, Fish Fry Dinners & other events. Funds raised for various charities. John 239-642-9840.


La Mesa Española – 8:30-9:30am. Stonewalls for coffee & conversation in Spanish. All levels. Ted

United Church of Marco Island’s Men’s Group – 9am. 3rd Wed. Discuss the economy

& other world affairs. events/categories/home-page-list/fellowship/

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. Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N Collier Blvd. Donna Dubey 239- 682-0454, Kim Heinemann 612-387- 4747.

Marco Island Woman’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

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 and 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.

Bridge – 1pm. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239- 642-0800.

Tech Tutoring- 3:45-4:30pm. Free service provided by the MIA STEM Club. Tech-savvy students help community members with technology questions. Bring in your iPad, iPhone, laptop or other device for assistance. Marco Island Academy, 2255 San Marco Rd.

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,, 239-394-5856.

Marco Island Lions Club – 6:30pm. 1st Wed. Perkins Restaurant, 4335 Tamiami Trail, Naples. President Joe Bartucci, 239-970-2039


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.

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.

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 on 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.

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 – 10:30am- 12pm. 1st and 3rd Thurs. Urgent Care Conference Room, 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. Lunch & meeting at Davinci’s. Jennifer Tenney 239-304-6074 or Pat Rutledge 203-736-3582.

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! 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.

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.

Little Tykes T-Ball – 5-5:45pm. Ages 3-5. Thru Mar 26. Marco YMCA. 101 Sand Hill. 394-3144. ext. 200.

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. 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.

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.


Chair Yoga – 10:30-11:15am. $7. Fridays Thur March 31. 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 Chair Yoga Class – 11:30am-12:30pm. $10. Flowing with Grace Yoga & Meditation Studio, 6480 Sandalwood Ln N, Naples. 239-821-8400. 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. 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. 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. Students can improve academic ability by competing in chess. Wade Keller 239-389-2525 or Rose Hall, Marco Island Library, 210 S Heathwood Dr. 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. 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. 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.


American Airlines Kiwi Club Southwest Florida Chapter – Barbara American Legion Post 404 – 239-642- 8928 or 239-564-9894

City of Marco Island- Everglades Astronomical Society – 410- 8192. Everglades Mullet Friends of Collier-Seminole State Friends of Fakahatchee, Friends of the Museum of the Friends of City Parks & Recreation Calendar – 239-642-0575. Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation – 239-394-9285 Marco Island Chamber of Commerce – 239-394-7549. Marco Island Community Sailing Center – Rocky Cale 239-642-1825 Marco Island Community Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation – Membership & Information PO Box 425, MI, 34146. Dianna Dohm 239-331-0908. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts – 239-642-0015. Marco Island Library – 239-394-3272. Marco Island Property Owners – 239- 970-0727 Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron – 239-393-0150. Marco Island VFW – Commander David Gardner 239-642-4410. Marco Players Theater Group – 239- 642-7270. 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. NCH Marco Healthcare Center Auxiliary Volunteer Program – 239-393-4058 Pet Loss Support Group – Arleen Harris 239-394-5576 Reel Kind Fishing – 239-249-9878. Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – 239-417-6310. Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) – Robin Singer 419-376-1387, Mary Lee Cale, 239-642-1825. Marco Island Center for the Arts – 239- 394-4221. The Marco Island Historical Society -239-389-6447. TWA Clipped Wings Club SW Florida Chapter – Cheryl US Coast Guard Auxiliary Classes – Preregistration required 239-642-8406 YMCA – 101 Sandhill St. 239-394-3144. To add your club or event in the Coastal Breeze News, contact, call 239-393-4991 or fax 239-393-4992.

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