Kids FREE Friday – 10am-2pm. This popular summer education program provides FREE admission for children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by a paying adult. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.
Save the Date to Save the Planet – 7:15pm. Collier Freedom proudly presents the Naples premiere of the blockbuster follow up to the Oscar winning film “An Inconvenient Truth,” “An Inconvenient Sequel.” Q&A with professor Harold Wanless, John Capece, and filmmaker KC Schulberg. Silverspot Cinema, Mercato. 9118 Strada Pl, Naples.
Exhibition: “Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places” – Thru Oct 28. While not every important site and structure has been preserved, this exhibition will highlight some of our County’s most important historical landmarks, and the stories behind them. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-262-6525.
Exhibition: “What’s Old is Not Forgotten” – Thru Aug 26. Images captured within Collier County by local photographers. One of the photographers featured, Nic Provenzo, photographed the 19th century Horr Plantation House. Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.
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.
The JRobert Florida Songwriter Showcase – 7-10pm. Every Mon thru Aug 28. $30/reserved seating. $35/at door. Pete Gallagher & Pat Barmore. www.TheMarcoPlayers.com or call 239- 642-7270. The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd.
In the Round Lecture, Weather: Facts and Fiction – 5:30-7pm. $3. Living in FL, you always need to keep your eye to the sky. Whether you are golfing, boating or lounging by the pool, our local weather can quickly turn from picture perfect to perilous. We’ve invited local meteorologist, Mike Mogil, to share facts and debunk weather myths to help protect you and your family. 605 Bald Eagle Dr. 239-393-2400.
Second Tuesday Art Reception – 5:30-7pm. $10 suggested donation. Attendees have an opportunity to meet with the current artists and learn of their inspiration, techniques, and additional work. Marco Island Center for the Arts,1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.
Presentation: Big Changes at Fakahatchee- 7pm. Free for MIHS members/$10 non-members. Master Naturalist Bob McConville will speak on the big changes coming to the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve Park, a 20-mile ribbon of land that runs between Immokalee and Everglades City, and at 85,000 acres is Florida’s largest state park. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.
ENMA Business Networking Event – 5:30- 7pm. $10/members. $20/nonmembers. Come out and have some awesome food, beer and wine and make new business connections, plus get a tour of one of the villas on the property that are available for short term rentals. GreenLinks Golf Villas Hotel at Lely Resort, 7995 Mahogany Run Lane, Naples. RSVP @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Choice Art Reception Voting – 5:30- 7:30pm. Your Choice is the Naples Art Association’s annual non-juried exhibition. The exhibition is called “Your Choice” because artists and viewers make the choices. Artists
decide which artwork they will exhibit while viewers attending the reception decide who will receive the awards. Naples Art Association, 585 Park St, Naples. 239-262-6517.
Cinema Saturdays – 11am & 2pm. “Wings of Life.” 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. 239-262- 0304.
Girls in Science Slumber Party – 6pm-8am. Discover the nocturnal side of nature while camping with our educators inside the Environmental Learning Center! During this special program, your daughter (ages 8-14) will learn about species migration. Rookery Bay Environmental Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530- 5977.
Beach Clean Up – 9am. Sponsored by CJ’s on the Bay. Everyone is Welcome! South Beach Boardwalk.
Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop – 9:30-12:30pm. $55. This class covers the essentials of your digital camera. You will learn how to use your camera’s shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239- 530-5977.
The JRobert Florida Songwriter Showcase – 7-10pm. Every Mon thru Aug 28. $30/reserved seating. $35/at door. Andy Wahlberg Travels the world preaching the “Gospel of Harp Guitar!” www.TheMarcoPlayers.com or call 239-642- 7270. The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd.
Breakfast with the Birds: Stewardship & Citizen Science – 9-10:30am. $15. 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. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5977.
Students First Day of School – Collier County Public Schools.
Living with Panthers – 3-4pm. With an increase in both human and panther populations in SWFL, it is now more important than ever to understand how to minimize negative interactions. Presented by Jayne Johnston, Panther Outreach Specialist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-252-8476.
Lunch, Fun and Fellowship – On the third Thursday of each month, we will gather together for fun, frivolity and a delicious lunch, provided by various Marco Island restaurateurs. Adults over 60 in Marco Island, Goodland, and Isle of Capri are welcome. After lunch and fellowship, you will have an opportunity to shop in the Food Pantry for complimentary items right at your fingertips.Family Church of Marco Island, 1450 Winterberry Dr. RSVP 706-566-8532.
National Honey Bee Day BOGO – 9am-4pm. In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must pay at door. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5977.
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.
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. www.marcoshellclub.com 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.
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 marcoislandsailandpowersquadron.org. at CJ’s on the Bay, 740 N. Collier Blvd #105
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 – 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. 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.
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- email@example.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.
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. www.marcoknights.com
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/
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 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 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 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.
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 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. 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 – 10:30am-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. Meetings held on the first and third Thursdays of each month through October. 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.
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. 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
American Airlines Kiwi Club Southwest Florida Chapter – Barbara firstname.lastname@example.org
American Legion Post 404 – 239-642-8928 or 239-564-9894
City of Marco Island- cityofmarcoisland.com
Everglades Astronomical Society – 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 Chamber of Commerce – 239- 394-7549. marcoislandchamber.org
Marco Island Community Sailing Center – Rocky Cale 239-642-1825
Marco Island Community TV – www.MarcoIslandCommunityTV. com
Marco Island Foundation for the Arts – 239- 642-0015. marcoarts.org
Marco Island Library – 239-394-3272. marcoislandlibrary.com
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 email@example.com
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.
Marco Island Center for the Arts – 239-394- 4221. marcoislandart.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
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.