Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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FEB 18

Kiwanis Club Car Show – 9:30am-3:30pm. The Marco Island Kiwanis Club’s beloved car show, in its 14th year, showcases over 200 antique and classic cars. Each year thousands of car enthusiasts or “motorheads,” make their way through the rows of vehicles, discussing engines and paint jobs. Car show proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club for programs such as Toys For Kids and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). $5 spectator donation. $20 car entry benefits Marco

Island Academy. Enjoy music, food/drinks, and of course, cars! NCH Healthcare Center, 40 S.

Heathwood Dr.

FEB 26

Bob McConville Presents: Annual Dolphin Update

7pm. Back for his annual dolphin presentation, Master Naturalist Bob McConville has great updates about those special mammals living in our area. Five new calves were sighted last fall and two of them belong to first time mothers. Meet the new little ones and learn about our area population through great new photos and a presentation. Free for MIHS members. $10/non-members. Marco Island Historical Society 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.

FEB 20

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival – Times vary. Thru

Feb 24. The 14th Annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival features five days of seminars, discussions, and demonstrations celebrating the heritage, history and environmental science of the Everglades! Named for conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas, whose life’s work was the preservation and protection of the Everglades, this year’s event will explore the past, present and future of the region. Museum of the Everglades 105 W Broadway, Everglades City. 239-695-0008. www.evergladesmuseum.org.

FEB 16

Strawberry Festival – 10am-4pm. Homemade strawberry pies to purchase, strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes and ice cream! Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 South Barfield Dr. 239-394-3734.

FEB 18

Magic? Comedy? BOTH! w/ Michael “Ace” Russo – 4-5pm. $15. Get ready to be amazed. Lots of audience participation, dazzling magic and loads of fun. This show is for adult audiences. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

FEB 20

Artflicks Film Screening – 10am-12pm. “The Art Bastard.” To benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. JoAnn at 239-404-9179 or email radiojoan@aol.com. Marco Movies, 599 S Collier Blvd, Ste 103.

FEB 22

St. Mark’s Annual Flea Market – 8am. The annual giant flea market is the place to find one-of-a-kind treasures and great bargains. Food, music and fresh strawberry shortcake. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. 239-394-7242.

FEB 22

Bargain Basket Fashion Show – 2pm. Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the UCMI, this year’s Bargain Basket fashion show will present “Fifty Years of Fashion.” United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. 239-394-6640.

FEB 24

Treasures in the Trunk – 8am-12pm. An opportunity to sell your old or new items from the trunk of your car and/or your own rented table, or to find unique items for purchase. San Marco Church, 851 San Marco Rd. 239-394-3563 for more info.

FEB 26

Happy Hour for Hope – 5-7pm. Fundraiser for Marco Island’s Meals of Hope. The $20 admission fee helps the organization buy food for its packaging event in Nov. Marco Island Princess, 951 Bald Eagle Dr.

FEBRUARY 16

Strawberry Festival – 10am-4pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Silk paintings by Beth Schroeder – 9am-7pm. Thru Feb 28. These works are intended to deepen the meditative experience by being worn or viewed. South branch of Collier Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples. www.facebook.com/BethSchroeder.

Exhibit: “Coastal Trade, Bounty, Booty and Boats of the Gulf” – 9am-4pm. Thru March 3. From the Glades to Naples and Key West, Paul Arsenault’s paintings represent the pioneer days of SWFL maritime trading networks. Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S.Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.

Naples Reserve Parade of Homes – 10am-5pm. Thru Feb 18. The Collier Building Industry Association’s single-site Parade of Homes at Naples Reserve concludes this weekend, with tours of 18 fully furnished models and the Island Club. www.naplesreserve.com/2018-parade- of-homes. 14885 Naples Reserve Circle.

FEBRUARY 17

16th Annual Nammi Walk – 8am. Choose how you want to participate in this fun community event filled with food, games & entertainment for the family. Form or join a team, help us obtain walk sponsors, or volunteer at the event. 239-260- 7302 or Alex@namicollier.org. Cambier Park, 674 6th Ave N, Naples.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast – 8-11am. $8. A feast of sausage, all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and coffee! Proceeds benefit work for the blind in Collier County. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. 239-394-1254.

Magee-Womens Research Institute Symposium – 10am-12pm. Free. The event will cover breast & ovarian cancer, heart disease prevention, and highlight the latest in the revolutionary 9-90™ research program. Register at 239-262- 7131. Ritz Carlton in Naples.

26th Annual Buddy Day – 10am. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education of children in Immokalee, will bring 150 2nd grade little buddies out for a day of fun with their big buddies. Hideaway Beach Club, 250 S Beach Dr. To participate call 239-657-7158.

San Marco Church Speaker/Luncheon – 10:30am. Free. International speaker and author

Marietta Jaeger Lane will present her compelling story “From Fury to Forgiveness.” Her book “The Lost Child” was the inspiration for the novel/ movie “The Shack.” Registration required: wsgregory94@gmail.com or 203-893-5556.

For the Love of Art Celebration – 6pm. $150. There will be 5 rooms in which a local visual artist, a performing artist and a chef share space and offer demonstrations. 585 Park St, Naples. 239- 262-6517.

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: Scapino – Thru March 18. Times vary. Moliere’s funny farce was adapted by Gulfshore Playhouse’s Associate Artistic Director and Broadway veteran Jeffrey Binder. www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org or call 239- 261-7529 for tickets. 755 8th Ave S, Naples.

FEBRUARY 18

14th Annual Kiwanis Club Car Show – 9:30am- 3:30pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Zoo Yoga – 9:30am. Animal-themed yoga class designed for all ages! To register visit napleszoo.org/yoga. Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239-262-5409.

Winter Concert – 2pm. Free. Performance by Michael Nardi & Friends. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace.

Beach Boys at Artis Naples – 3pm. Don’t miss the good vibes from one of America’s greatest bands! Captained by original member Mike Love, the Beach Boys deliver those sunny California tunes you love to Hayes Hall. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 239-597-1900.

Magic? Comedy? BOTH! w/ Michael “Ace” Russo – 4-5pm. Event description with Featured Events.

FEBRUARY 19

Live Music at Tigertail Beach – 2-6pm. Thru Feb 25. Performance by Penn Johnson: folk singer & storyteller. 490 Hernando Dr.

MIHS Presents: In the Shadow of Glory – 7pm. Janina Birtolo as Mary Todd Lincoln. Birtolo continues

her exploration of the lives of fascinating historical women. Marco Island Historical Society 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.

FEBRUARY 20

Artflicks Film Screening – 10am-12pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Rookery Bay Volunteer Orientation – 10am. For anyone interested in learning more about volunteering! Visit our www.rookerybay.org to complete an application. RSVP to Donna Young at volunteer@rookerybay.org. 300 Tower Road, Naples. 239-530-5974.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival – Times vary. Thru Feb 24. Event description with Featured Events.

Lunch & Learn: Doc Anna Swamp Doctor of Florida – 12-1pm. $15. Recounts the life of Dr. Anna Darrow who, in 1909, became the 2nd woman doctor licensed in FL, portrayed by FHC Chautauqua Scholar Carrie Sue Ayvar. Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

Gypsy Sojourn – 5:30-7pm. $25-30. Gypsy Sojourn consists of violinist Jeff Leigh and guitarist Richard Battaglia. Program features jazz favorites such as: Summertime, Swing 42, Django’s Castle, and All of Me. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Exhibit: Trailblazers the Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail – Thru April 28. Exhibit explores the Tamiami Trail’s history, culture, devastating impact on the Everglades, and plans to mitigate that damage. Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples.

FEBRUARY 21

Your Prosperity Picture: Workshop for Women Investors – 12-2pm. Presented by Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Learn key steps in creating prosperity, participate in interactive discussions, and work with a hands on visualization tool. RSVP 239-389-1041. Hideaway Beach Club, 250 S Beach Dr.

Bob McConville Presents: Dolphin Population of SW Florida. 1pm. Presentation by Florida Master Naturalist on dolphins and marine life during Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival. Museum of the Everglades, 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City. 239-695-0008.

FEBRUARY 22

St. Mark’s Annual Flea Market – 8am. Event description with Featured Events.

Trunk Show – 10am-2pm. Dovera Jewelry provides a unique hand woven bracelet line made to celebrate friendships. One of a kind pieces available and Marco Island Exclusive Designs. Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N Collier Blvd #417. 239- 393-2405.

Bargain Basket Fashion Show – 2pm. Event description with Featured Events.

FEBRUARY 23

Movie in the Park – 6:30-8:45pm. Free. A screening of “Beauty and the Beast.” Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace.

“The Bee Gees” Tribute Band – 7pm. $40. Get ready to travel back to 1977 with Night Fever and the best of the Bee Gees! Marco Island Historical Society 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.

Island Theater Company Presents: Singin’ Broadway – Times vary. Thru Feb 25. Come sing along with the cast as we present some of Broadway’s favorites. www.theateronmarco.com. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239- 394-0080.

FEBRUARY 24

Treasures in the Trunk – 8am-12pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Discover Tigertail – 9am-12pm. Learn about the birds, animals, plants & seashells that are found here! Feel the shell of a loggerhead turtle, spot wading birds with a telescope, and view ospreys from the wildlife viewing tower. Tigertail Beach, 430 Hernando Dr. www.facebook.com/FriendsofTigertailBeach.

Science Saturday – 9am-4pm. This month’s theme is Wonders of Water! Estuary Encounter, Activity Lab, Show & Tell, and Nature on the Silver Screen. Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

MIHS Book Signing – 10am-12pm. Marco Island Historical Society Curator of Collections Austin J. Bell assembled a fascinating look at Marco’s history through vintage photos and archival material. 239-389-6447. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5377 Tamiami Trail N, Naples.

Brushes & Paint Outdoor Art Show – 10am-

3pm. Come meet the artists, enjoy their beautiful paintings and you might just find that special painting you have been looking for! Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 Heathwood Dr.

Art-in-the-Glades – 10am-1pm. Local artists/ crafters will offer photos, prints, handmade soaps, jewelry, and other items for sale. Baked goods will be available for a donation to benefit a local charity. Takes place under the pavilion in McLeod Park across from the Everglades Museum. www.evergladesmuseum.org.

Naples National Art Festival – 10am-5pm. Thru Feb 25. This is a juried art festival with artists applying in categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture & wood. Cambier Park, 585 Park St, Naples. 239-262- 6517.

Once Upon a Time Gala – 6pm. The Marco Island Center for the Arts Gala at the Island Country Club features a memorable evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent/live auction. For tickets ($225) visit marcoislandart.org or call 239-394- 4221.

FEBRUARY 25

8th Annual Tour de Marco – 7am. 5, 15, or 30 miles! Join us for a bike ride on the streets of Marco Island. Giveaways, water & refreshments. Proceeds benefit Marco YMCA Scholarship Fund. 239-394-9622. YMCA airnasium, 101 Sand Hill St.

2nd Annual Stoned Crab Fest – 12-6:30pm. Stoned crab costume contest at 4pm. Wear your best stoned crab outfit and dance to Stan’s “How Did That Crab Get Stoned?” Stan’s Idle Hour, 221 Goodland Dr. 239-394-3041 or www.stansidlehour.net.

FEBRUARY 26

Happy Hour for Hope – 5-7pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Bob McConville Presents: Annual Dolphin Update – 7pm. Event description with Featured Events.

FEBRUARY 28

Winter Film Series – 10am. 2002 drama “Frida” will be shown. For tickets 239-642-9481. www.marcoarts.org. Marco Movies, 599 S Collier Blvd.

Caxambas Republican Club – 5:30-7pm. Guest speaker Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner, District 1. RSVP to Dave Rice @ marcodave@comcast.net. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr.

Florida Stories: Race and Change Across Cultures and Generations – 6-7pm. Program blends lively cross-cultural stories, research & discussion on coming of age with integration in ethnically diverse FL in a 21st Century dialogue on race in a non-confrontational way. Collier Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-252-8476.

MARCH 2

State of the Antiques World – 2pm. $25/MIHS members. $40/non-members. With Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm, and Ken Farmer as featured on the PBS program Antiques Roadshow. Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.

MARCH 3

Calusa Garden Club Flower Show – 10am-4pm. Thru March 4. The annual 3 day flower show turns the Center for the Arts galleries into a breathtaking explosion of floral displays that will have you greeting spring with a smile! 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

MIHS Spring Appraisal Faire – 10am-3pm. Would you like to know the value of some of your family art, antiques, or jewels? Nationally renowned appraisers Wes Cowan, Nan Chisholm and Ken Farmer will be on site to evaluate items. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-389- 6447 or www.theMIHS.org.

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 andONgirls throughMONDAYSadvocacy, 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.

ON TUESDAYS

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.

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. 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- 640fl@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 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.

ON WEDNESDAYS

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 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 de

vices. 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

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.

GENERAL

To add your club or event in the Coastal Breeze News, contact calendar@coastalbreezenews.com, call 239-393-4991 or fax 239-393-4992.

American Airlines Kiwi Club Southwest Florida Chapter – Barbara summerbid@comcast.net

American Legion Post 404 – 239-642-8928 or 239-564-9894

City of Marco Islandcityofmarcoisland.com

Everglades Astronomical Society – 239-410- 8192. gator.naples.net/clubs/eas

Everglades Mullet Rapperwww.evergladesmulletrapper.com

Friends of Collier-Seminole State Parkwww.friendsofcollierseminolestatepark.com

Friends of Fakahatchee, Incwww.orchidswamp.org

Friends of the Museum of the Evergladeswww.evergladesmuseum.org

Friends of Tigertailwww.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@aol.com. marcofirefoundation.com

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 arleenperrotti@aol.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.

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

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