Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Go There! Do That!

 

 

APR 1

Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach

– 7-8am.

Join us for the 30th annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach. Bring your chair or blanket! JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S Collier Blvd.

APR 7

Relay for Life of Marco Island

3-9pm. Cancer survivors and caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life. Join us to honor their courage with every step they take. Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave. For info call Sue Olszak 239-642- 8800 ext. 3891.

 

 

APR 15

Left Bank Art Fest

10am-4pm. Last event of season! Art includes paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, glass, sculptures, wood, bronze, stone and more! The Esplanade, 760 N Collier Blvd. www.marcoarts.org.

MAR 31

Spring Jubilee – 10am-12pm. Kids, age 10 and younger, can find/collect from over 20,000 Easter Eggs! Games, crafts, and photos with the Easter Bunny. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terr. 239-642-0575.

MAR 31

 

 

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

APR 2

Florida Songwriters Showcase – 5:30pm. Suggested $10 donation. Performances by Taylor Freydberg of The Woodwork, Marie Nofsinger the Florida Outlaw Songstress, and Frank Thomas the Florida Cracker Cowman Hall of Famer. Margood Harbor Theater, 321 Pear Tree Ave, Goodland. www.FloridaFiddlerShow.com.

(And April Fools’ Day)

(And April Fools’ Day)

APR 5

Musical Interludes: Gulfshore Opera’s Steffanie Pearce and the Emerging Artists – 5:30-7pm. $25-30. Performance by talented vocalists Steffanie Pearce, Teddy Collins, D’Ariel Barnard, and Giana Di Pietro. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

APR 8

27th Annual Taste of Marco – 11am-5pm. $8. Kids under 12 free. Enjoy tasty treats from local restaurants. Music by Marc Kircher, followed by the Greg Miller Band. Awards for People’s Choice, Best Decorated, and Best Theme. Proceeds benefit Marco YMCA Scholarship Fund. 239-394-3144. The Esplanade, 760 N Collier Blvd.

APR 14

Beach Clean-Up – 8am. Friends of Tigertail Beach partnered with Annual Keep Collier Beautiful/Bay Days for clean-up at Collier County Tigertail Beach Park. 430 Hernando Dr. 239-389-3917 or smalloy@cityofmarcoisland.com.

MARCH 30

Spring Fest – 9am-4pm. Spring Fest is back at Naples Zoo! Meet the Easter Bunny and watch the animals ‘hunt’ for Easter eggs. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239-262-5409.

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

March Chickee Chat – 11am. Annual lecture series brings exceptionally interesting topics into the Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage. Register at www.NaplesHistoricalSociety.org. Maples Historical Society, 137 12th Ave S, Naples.

35th Annual Family Passover Seider – 6:30pm. The Haggadah will be read by attendees, led by Rabbi Mark W. Gross and Cantorial Soloist Hari Jacobsen. Call for reservations. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239- 642-0800.

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.

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 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.

Museum of the Everglades: The Everglades Art of Bob Fink – 9am-4pm. Thru April 8. Exhibit features the work of Robert Kendall Fink, best known as the illustrator of Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s conservation treatise “The Everglades: River of Grass.” 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City.

Marco Island Historical Museum: Beneath the Waves and Beyond the Mangrove Trees – 9am-4pm. Thru June 2nd. Multimedia exhibit features photography from Master Naturalist Bob McConville as well as artwork created by students from the Marco Island Academy. 180 S Heathwood Dr.

Dinosaurs at the Naples Botanical Garden! – 9am-5pm. Thru June 3rd. Made with painstaking attention to detail, this multi-sensory exhibit includes 10 large scale animatronic dinosaur models such as a winged Quetzalcoatlus and her nest and a 40-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. 4820 Bayshore Dr, Naples. 239-643-727.

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.

Easter Color Run – 9am-12pm $10. The Color Run is a 5K race with many Easter colored Blast Zones. White t-shirt guaranteed to the first 100 people registered. Eagle Lakes Community Park, 11565 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. For more info call 239- 252-3527.

Spring Jubilee – 10am-12pm. Event description with Featured Events.

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

Brew For the Zoo – 2-8pm. RipTide Brewing Company and Naples Zoo are partnering to host the 3rd “Brew for the Zoo!” RipTide Brewing Company, 987 3rd Ave N, Naples. 239-228-6533.

Mobility Beach Walk – 3-6pm. With the help of volunteers, mobility devices and a lot of love, our mission is to help those individuals restricted by mobility disorders to get their feet in the sand and enjoy the surf! www.mobilitybeachwalk.com. Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples.

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

APRIL 1

Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach – 7-8am. Event description with Featured Events.

APRIL 2

Florida Songwriters Showcase – 5:30pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Exhibit: Adult Student & Collier County High School Scholarship Show – 9am- 4pm. Student artwork from the Marco Island Academy on display. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

APRIL 4

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

APRIL 5

Arts & Crafts Show – 8am-5pm. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. Contact Pam 732-682-3230 or pam@kraftfairs.com.

Local Color Art Gallery – 5-7pm. The work of Marco Island’s finest artists will be on display in a relaxed Key West setting! Shopes of Olde Marco, 258 Royal Palm Dr.

Musical Interludes: Gulfshore Opera’s Steffanie Pearce and the Emerging Artists – 5:30-7pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Special Olympics Tennis Legends & Music Event – 7-10pm. $85. Tennis legends and top star Special Olympics Florida tennis athletes will play, along with a night of upbeat hit music and a special musical guest! www.specialolympicsflorida.org/ collier or 239-775-1991.

APRIL 7

Avow Butterfly Release – 10am. Free.

Butterflies released in memory of loved ones. Children’s activities, butterfly exhibit. 12pm memorial service: inspirational readings, music & name-reading ceremony. ($50 donation for loved one’s name to be read.) avowcares.org/butterflyrelease2018 or 239-261-4404. Cambier Park, Naples.

Relay for Life of Marco Island – 3-9pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Hunter Safety Course – 8am-1:30pm. Thru April 8. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses. Class locations given to those who register in advance. www.myfwc.com/HunterSafety. 561-625-5122.

USTA Wheelchair Tennis Championship – Times vary. Thru April 8. Academia Sánchez-Casal, 4995 Airport Pulling Rd N, Naples. 239-263-1818.

APRIL 8

27th Annual Taste of Marco – 11am- 5pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Winter Concert in the Park – 2-4pm. Free. Performance by Marco Big Band. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239- 642-0575.

Gulf Coast Big Band – 2-4pm. The band plays big band and jazz standards to the delight of thousands at Sunday afternoon concerts-in-the-park at Cambier Park, 580 8th Street S.

APRIL 10

ACS Outback Steakhouse Discount – 11am-10pm. In support of the American Cancer Society, Outback Steakhouse will donate 10% of sales to the Relay for Life of Marco Island. Tell them Marco Relay sent you! 9975 Triangle Blvd, Naples. For info: 239-682-3515.

National Organization of Women Presentation – 5-6:30pm. Presented by the Democratic Women’s Club of Marco. Kathy Mayo, president of the Fort Myers/ Naples chapter will lead the program. Light refreshments. Rose Hall at the Marco Island Library, 210 S Heathwood. democraticwomensclubofmarco@gmail.com.

2nd Tuesday Art Reception – 5:30- 7pm. Meet with current artists and learn their inspiration, techniques, and additional work. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org.

APRIL 11

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

An Evening of Romantic Russian Trios – 7:30pm. Featuring piano trios by Anton Arensky and Tchaikovsky performed by award winning violinist Chee-yun Kim, award winning cellist David Requiro, and artistic directors Catherine Lan and Tao Lin. Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave, Naples. 239-963-9050.

APRIL 12

ENMA Business Networking Event – 5:30-7:30pm. $10/members. $20/nonmembers. Come network and make new business contacts. Erin’s Isle Restaurant & Irish Pub, 5375 Hibiscus Dr, Naples.

APRIL 14

Beach Clean-Up – 8am. Event description with Featured Events.

Naples Fine Art Show – 10am-5pm. Join us at Cambier Park for our monthly art show! 580 8th Street S, Naples.

Naples Players Present: The Taming of the Shrew – 11am-12:30pm & 6-7:30pm. $10. Thru April 15. Young artists of KidzAct present one of Shakespeare’s perennial classics. Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-263-7990.

APRIL 15

Left Bank Art Fest – 10am-4pm. Event description with Featured Events.

Rabbi’s Lifelong Learning Program – 10-11:30am. “God’s Tax-Bracket, and Other Adventures In Living Tz’dakah.” Timely for tax-filing; how our duties to God shape and condition our social & ethical values. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800.

Spirit Awards Gala – 6-9pm. The Rotary Club of Marco Island recognizes individuals and organizations that are civically involved in the community. Bistro Soleil, 100 Palm St. For tickets Al Diaz at 239-438- 5285 or manager@royalmarcoway.com.

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. democraticwomensclubofmarco@gmail.com

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.

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.

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

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 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

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. 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

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.

GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

City of Marco Island

All meetings at City Hall 1st Conference Room, 51 Bald Eagle Dr., unless noted. APRIL 2 Ad Hoc Hurricane Review Committee – 3-5pm. City Council Meeting – 5:30pm. APRIL 4 Beautification Advisory Committee – 3pm. APRIL 6 Planning Board Meeting – 9am. Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee – 3pm. APRIL 13 Collier County Metropolitan Planning Organization Meeting – 1pm.

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