Winter residents are returning to Collier County and Everglades City has lots to offer. Our Everglades Society of Historic Preservation will hold its first event of the season with a talk about the history of Marco Island by Craig Woodward. The presentation will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 3, at the Everglades Community Church on the Circle in their Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to attend and telephone (239) 695-2905 for more details.
On Saturday, December 4, we will have our first of many “Art-in-the-Glades” events at McLeod Park from 10 am to 2 pm. This is where residents and visitors alike can purchase their Holiday gifts early and enjoy the many crafts displayed by our talented local artists. There will also be a cookout, bake sale and live music.
Miami photographer Jose Fernandez will continue his exhibit entitled “The Underwater Life of the Everglades” through this first weekend of December. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to stop by the Museum of the Everglades at 105 West Broadway. On Monday, December 6, the Friends of the Museum will hold their annual meeting and luncheon at 11:30 am with guest speaker Harold Hall who is a former Everglades City “Citizen of the Year.” Call 239-695-2397 for reservations.
Our third annual boat parade will be held on Saturday, December 11, starting at 7 pm in the Barron River across from Outward Bound and end at the Seafood Depot where there will be music and drinks in the Cabana Bar. This is a wonderful way to start off the Christmas spirit and enjoy the parade. On Friday, December 17, the Christmas Tree Lighting will take place along with our area children decorating the tree and singing Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited! Happy Holidays!
To learn more about local events in our Everglades area, visit website www.evergladesmulletrapper.com.
Patricia Huff has lived in Everglades City for the past 16 years and is the Publisher of the local newspaper The Mullet Rapper.