Saturday, October 16, 2021


MAY 12

“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.

International Migratory Bird Day BOGO – 9am- 4pm. In celebration of International Migratory Bird 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. 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

Mother’s Day Celebration – Thru May 14. Naples Zoo is celebrating moms, both animal and human. Moms get in free with paid child ticket. Coupon must be presented at admission. Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239-262-5409.

Naples Blues Brews & BBQ Festival – 4-9pm. Thur May 13 (11am-9pm). Enjoy craft beer, BBQ, blue crabs, kids activities, vendors & more! Tin City, 5th Ave S. Naples.

Stay in May Concert – 5:30pm. $37. Remember the Tokens from their hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight? Relive that song at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239- 262-5409. Proceeds benefit the Ruaha Carnivore Project for lion conservation efforts.

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.

MAY 13

Beach Clean Up – 8am. Sponsored by Publix. Everyone is Welcome! South Beach Boardwalk.

Mad Hatter Mother/Daughter Tea Party – 10am-12pm. $20. Come elegantly dressed for this one-of-a-kind tea party for mothers & daughters. Games, arts & crafts, and morning tea & baked treats. The Family Church 1450 Winterberry (Auburndale Ave. entrance).

Tasting Tour via Trolley – 5-10pm. $60. A tour of Marco’s finest restaurants. All proceeds benefit Island Montessori Academy. Transportation provided by Naples Trolley Tours. 239-642-2020 or

MAY 14

Left Bank Art Fest – 10am-4pm. Esplanade Shoppes, 760 N Collier Blvd. For information contact Tyler at 239-537-5921 or

MAY 15

Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop – 9:30am-1pm. Get the best pictures possible and understand your camera’s features. Class covers the essentials of your digital camera. Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

Happy Hour for Hope – 5-7pm. $10 suggested donation. Happy hour drink prices & appetizers. Entertainment by Joerey. The Old Marco Pub & Restaurant, 1105 Bald Eagle Dr.

MAY 16

Mobile Mammo Unit – 9am-3pm. For your annual mammogram call 239-936-4068 to make an appointment or stop by the Mobile Mammo Unit. Bring ID and insurance card. IBERIABANK, 605 Bald Eagle Dr.

MAY 17

“Being Mortal” Film Screening – 12:30pm. Free screening and discussion of PBS Frontline documentary “Being Mortal.” YMCA, 101 Sand Hill St. Register at 239-285-9300.

NPC Ride of Silence – 6:45pm. Free. Slow-paced, 10 mile ride to raise awareness that bicyclists have a legal right to public roadways & honor the lives of bicyclists killed or injured. Fit & Fuel Bicycle Cafe, 819 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples.

MAY 18

Caren Neile Presents: “Short Takes – Extraordinary Tales of Old Florida” – 7pm. Free/members. $10/nonmembers. Over history, FL played host to all kinds of criminals, capers, heroes & hauntings. Enjoy storyteller’s renditions of our state’s most memorable tales. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440 or 239-389-6447.

Salute to Veterans Spring Concert – 6pm. A flag for each 5 branches of military displayed and each branch’s song played, with other patriotic songs. Marco Island Charter Middle School, 1401 Trinidad Ave. 239-389-4818.

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.

Artis-Naples “Patriotic Pops” – 8pm. Join the Naples Philharmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus for their annual star-spangled Pops concert tribute to the troops & the music of America. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 239-597-1900

MAY 19

Avow Armed Forces Appreciation Day – 8-11am. Presentation by PAWS assistance dogs. Complimentary breakfast buffet provided by Shula’s. Ispiri Community Center at Avow, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples. RSVP 239-430-3194 or

The Naples Players Presents: Stage II Improv – 8pm. Thru June 17. Naples based improvisational theatre group. Scenes driven by audience suggestions games may feature audience participation. Sugden /Tobye Studio, 701 5th Ave. S, Naples. 239-263-7990.

MAY 20

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.

MAY 24

May After 5 – 5:30-7pm. $5/chamber members. $15/nonmembers. Presentation of the 2017 Leadership Marco Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards. CJ’s on the Bay, 740 N Collier Blvd.

MAY 25

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.

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. soapfest or 239-394-0080 for tickets.

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.


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.

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. Fourth Tues. No need to own a boat or be a Captain, just have an interest in boating and enjoy the beautiful waters around Marco. Please introduce yourself to a member wearing a nametag. or call 239-393-0150 or

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

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. 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 wellbeing. 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. 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.

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 TV – www.MarcoIslandCommunityTV. com

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 volunteer

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 – Pre-registration 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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