Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Everglades Happenings




Patricia Huff

Visitors are returning to the wonders of the Everglades and it’s great to welcome them to south Florida. So many interesting activities are happening around town. On January 11, our Everglades Society for Historical Preservation is sponsoring a free movie night with two episodes of the 1960s TV series “Lincoln Vail of the Everglades.” The event begins at 5:30 PM. at the Everglades Community Church Jinkins Fellowship Hall. For information, call 239-695-2905 or visit website www.evergladeshistorical.org.

On Saturday, January 12, we have a full day with Art-in-the-Glades at McLeod Park on the Circle from 10AM to 2PM. There will also be food and live music and the reception to meet the featured artist Megan Kissinger in the Pauline Reeves Gallery at the Museum of the Everglades is from 1PM to 3PM.

Megan is a native Floridian, living and working in Southwest Florida. Her main interest lies in forms, textures and rhythms of living things. Avian and floral images, both figurative and abstract, are an almost constant theme running throughout most of her creative efforts. Megan traditionally employs charcoal or paint on canvas and believes that in many ways her art isn’t as much of a product as a service. “If I never made a penny on my work, I’d still be out there painting away,” she confesses. “And, I love teaching people about nature with my art.”

To see Megan’s work

Painting by Megan Kissinger. Submitted photo

Painting by Megan Kissinger. Submitted photo

online, visit website www.megankissinger.com. For more information about the Museum and her exhibit, call 239-695-0008 or visit website www.evergladesmuseum.org.

On Sunday, January 13, the Friends of Fakahatchee will be hosting the popular Fakahatchee Island boat tour beginning at 3PM. A naturalist will guide visitors up the shell mound path to the ancient cemetery. For more information, call 239-695-1023 or visit website www.orchidswamp.org and click on “Events.”

The annual Turkey Shoot, sponsored by our local Lions Club, will be held on Saturday/Sunday, January 19/20, from noon until 5PM at the Observation Tower across from the Everglades National Park. Food and drink will be available for purchase, and there will be a raffle drawing hourly. For information, call Dottie at 239-695-3781.

Everglades City is surrounded by our wonderful state and national parks. There are many exciting programs during this winter season. To take advantage of all the events in our national and state parks, here are some links to their programs of walks, talks and other activities:

Everglades National Park: www.nps.gov/ever. Big Cypress National Preserve: www.nps.gov/bicy. Fakahatchee: www.orchidswamp.org. Rookery Bay: www.rookerybay.org

For a complete listing of all the Everglades area events, The Mullet Rapper has developed a new events calendar for 2013 available online at www.evergadesmulletrapper.com (on “Inserts”).


Patricia Huff has lived in Everglades City for the past 18 years and is the Publisher of the local newspaper The Mullet Rapper. To learn more about events and activities in the Everglades City area, visit website www.evergladesmulletrapper.com

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