Jan. 12: Things To Do

Today, Jan. 12

Power Play, a musical drama, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 and 19 at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. The setting is an in-line hockey rink filled with kids from a local church. Created by Dave Clark, Bria Slaughter and Tami Pate and co-directors Diane Biel and Craig Greusel. The production is 35 minutes. A free-will offering will be accepted for the Marco Lutheran Youth Ministry. The public is welcome. Call 394-0332.

Game Olympics at Mackle Park from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday each month for ages 6 to 13. Call 642-0575.

Free nature/birding walks at Tigertail Beach guided by trained naturalists will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to April 13. Meet at the kiosk to begin the discovery of shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, shells and more on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Bring your kids. Binoculars and wading shoes recommended. Sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call Susan Kubat at 642-7740.

Marco Island Handball Club invites players of all ability levels to come out from 9 a.m. to noon each Friday at the Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Road. Call 394-5454.

Full House Poker Tour, a free no-cash competition for no-limit Texas Hold¤’Em poker players of all skill levels will begin at 8 p.m. each Friday at Vandy’s With an Edge, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. Check-in and registration will begin at 7 p.m. Players must be at least 21 years old. Call 394-8767.

Social bridge at Mackle Park from 12:30 to 4 p.m. every Friday for ages 18 and older. Call 642-0575.

Jan. 12 to 28

Center Stage Productions’ new show Remember When will be presented at the Marco Players Theater, 1055 N. Collier Blvd. Evening performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 24; Thursday, Jan. 18, 25; Friday, Jan. 12, 19, 26; and Saturday, Jan. 13, 20, 27. Sunday matinees will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Box office hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call 642-7270.

Saturday, Jan. 13

Simply Silly Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mackle Park. There will be blues musician Joey Gilmore, Super Science and Amazing Art Show with Mr. Glen and Banana Peel the clown will attempt a world record for the most jumps on a pogo stick while jumping rope. There also will be a water balloon fight at 3 p.m. in attempt to break the world record. There will be food and entertainment. The free event is open to the public. Volunteers are needed. Call 642-0575.

Welcome Back Dinner/Dance will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road. Dinner is included and refreshments will be available. The cost is $20 per person. Tickets are available at the church office. Call 394-5181.

Sunday, Jan. 14

Marco Island Strummers, a sing-along banjo band will perform from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Mackle Park.

Breakfast to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Lights Camera Christians in Action youth team will be raising funds at the breakfast at 11:30 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Drive. The Relay for Life will be held on March 30 and 31 at Mackle Park.

Full House Poker Tour, a free no-cash competition for no-limit Texas Hold¤’Em poker players of all skill levels will begin at 8 p.m. each Sunday at Vandy’s With an Edge, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. Check-in and registration will begin at 7 p.m. Players must be at least 21 years old. Call 394-8767.

Monday, Jan. 15

ACBL-sanctioned and -stratified duplicate bridge games are played at 12:30 p.m. each Monday at Mackle Park. Call Mary at 642-7532.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Marco Island will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. at Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle. The topic will be New Frontiers in Women’s Health, with a guest speaker from Naples Community Hospital.

Marco Island Line Dancers will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road. The group is for beginners to have fun and learn simple dances. The public is welcome. Call Iris Mooney, instructor, at 642-7341.

Free nature/birding walks at Tigertail Beach guided by trained naturalists will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday Jan. 8 to April 13. Meet at the kiosk to begin the discovery of shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, shells and more on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Bring your kids. Binoculars and wading shoes recommended. Sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call Susan Kubat at 642-7740.

Bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Complimentary pastry, fruit, coffee and tea will be available. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; bonanza will be posted at 6:15 p.m.; and the game will be called at 7 p.m. The public is welcome. Call 642-0800.

Mothers of Marco play group, 10 a.m. Mondays at the Mackle Park playground or in room B, depending on the weather. Evening meetings now are held the third Tuesday of most months at Mackle Park. Call Nicol Konkus at 394-5136.

Marco Island Handball Club invites players of all ability levels to come out from 9 a.m. to noon each Monday at the Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Road. Call 394-5454.

Jan. 15 to Feb. 8

Boating Skills and Seamanship class, by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95, will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each Monday and Thursday for four weeks at the auxiliary station located in Caxambas Park. The course will cover Florida boating laws; federal equipment requirements that must be aboard your boat; tips on handling your boat; learn about aids to navigation which help you determine a safe course and where you are; learn about the navigation rules you must follow when operating a boat ; learn how to read a chart, plot a course and measure your voyage progress; learn and practice tying the most common knots, bends and hitches that are used by boaters; learn where to find and how to interpret weather conditions, how they affect your boating activities and provide you with the knowledge necessary to make informed go-no-go decisions prior to leaving the dock; and learn about the different types of radios boaters use, the proper use of a marine radio and how to make distress, urgency and safety calls. To register, call Doug Johnson at 642-8406.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

ACBL-sanctioned and -stratified duplicate bridge games are played at 1 p.m. each Tuesday at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Call Abe Brown at 394-4272.

Marco Island Line Dancers will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. The group is for beginners to have fun and learn simple dances. The public is welcome. Call Iris Mooney, instructor, at 642-7341.

Bingo will be held every Tuesday at the Marco Island YMCA, 101 Sandhill St. Doors open at noon. The first game begins at 1 p.m. The $22 package includes three free bonanzas. The $14 package includes one free bonanza. There will be free refreshments. Call Dottie Weiner at 394-3144, ext. 204, or visit www.marcoislandymca.org.

Craft Tea Ladies will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday at Corner Cottage, 210 Royal Palm Drive. Materials will be provided to make crafts to be sold at the bazaar. Call Sheila Miles at 394-1020.

Sunrise Rotary of Marco Island will meet for breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and a speaker at 7:45 a.m. at the Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. For membership information, call Roy Birkeland at 642-9122.

Marco Island Shell Club hosts its weekly Tuesday workshop in the Fellowship Hall of Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Drive, 9 a.m. to noon. The club provides the shells and other material to fashion shell craft and jewelry that will be sold during the March 15 to 17 Shell Show to fund our annual scholarships. Come join us. For membership information, call Joan at 389-9404 or visit www.MarcoShellClub.org.

Canasta Club of Marco meets from 1 to 4 p.m. each Tuesday at Mackle Park. The public is welcome. Call 793-8901.

Sunrise yoga at the Marco Island YMCA 7 to 7:55 a.m. every Tuesday. Call 394-3144.

Free nature/birding walks at Tigertail Beach guided by trained naturalists will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to April 13. Meet at the kiosk to begin the discovery of shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, shells and more on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Bring your kids. Binoculars and wading shoes recommended. Sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call Susan Kubat at 642-7740.

Full House Poker Tour, a free no-cash competition for no-limit Texas Hold¤’Em poker players of all skill levels will begin at 8 p.m. each Tuesday at Vandy’s With an Edge, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. Check-in and on-site registration will begin at 7 p.m. Players must be at least 21 years old. Call 394-8767.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 and 23

Global Positioning System class, by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95, will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16 and 23 at the auxiliary station located in Caxambas Park. Bring your hand held GPS. If you don’t own one, one will be provided. To register, call Doug Johnson at 642-8406.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Marco Island will hold its third-annual book-signing luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Marco Island Yacht Club. The author will be Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies a New York Times Best Seller and Sliver of Truth. The cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Reserved tables are available for groups of eight to 12; include names of all attendees and indicate that you would like to sit at the same table. Mail reservations to: Gwynn Goodman, 2020 Sheffield Ave., Marco Island, FL 34145. The deadline is Jan. 12. All proceeds go toward the AAUW’s Scholarship Fund.

Friends of Tigertail will present Monitoring the Health of Estuaries and the Science of Everglades Restoration, with guest speaker Michael Savarese at 7 p.m. at Mackle Park. The free event is open to the public. Call 394-5416 or visit www.friendsoftigertail.com.

Guided Docent Tours, a free guided tour of the Art League of Marco Island begins at 1 p.m. each Wednesday through April at the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive. Registration for the weekly tours is suggested, but not required. The league also offers tours by appointment for special interest. Call 394-4221.

Marco Island Line Dancers will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. The group is for advanced beginners/intermediate dancers who want dances that are challenging. The public is welcome. Call Iris Mooney, instructor, at 642-7341.

Marco Island Handball Club invites players of all ability levels to come out from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday at the Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Road. Call 394-5454.

All Goodwill Knitters of Mackle Park meets from 1 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday at Mackle Park. Donations of yarn are accepted. All knitters are welcome. Call Carol at 642-9696 or Caren at 389-4630.

Mommy and Me Playgroup, using natural learning rhythms, meets from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd. Bring a snack. Call Kathy Campbell at 393-0079 for reservations.

Free nature/birding walks at Tigertail Beach guided by trained naturalists will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to April 13. Meet at the kiosk to begin the discovery of shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, shells and more on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Bring your kids. Binoculars and wading shoes recommended. Sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call Susan Kubat at 642-7740.

Thursday, Jan. 18

A Benefit, Wine, Dinner and Dance Performance hosted by Café de Marco and the Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Each restaurant will take reservations for a gourmet wine dinner hosted in their respective facility. The Café de Marco patrons will join the Olde Marco Inn patrons for the dessert course and Max and Maryasha will entertain by performing five different ballroom dances. There will be dancing afterward. The money raised will help Max and Maryasha in their ongoing professional expenses as dancers in their hope of becoming the next American Champions. Max danced with Sandy Franchino, owner of Café de Marco, in Dancing with the Stars. The cost is $75 per person for a four-course dinner and dance show. For reservations, call Café de Marco at 394-6262 or Olde Marco Inn at 394-3131.

Civil War Club of Marco Island will meet at 10 a.m. at the Marco Community Bank. The topic will be What Happened to the Leaders When the War Was Over, with guest speaker Gerry English. The public is welcome. Call 394-9183.

Sons of Norway will have a dinner at 6 p.m. at Longshore Lake Club. All persons of Scandinavian birth, ancestry or relationship and friends are invited. Call Eva at 498-6442.

Free nature/birding walks at Tigertail Beach guided by trained naturalists will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday to April 13. Meet at the kiosk to begin the discovery of shore birds, wading birds, fiddler crabs, mangroves, shells and more on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Bring your kids. Binoculars and wading shoes recommended. Sponsored by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call Susan Kubat at 642-7740.

Marco Island Chess Enthusiasts meet at 6 p.m. each Thursday at Mackle Park. E-mail Mario Sanchez at Mario@dbiq.com.

United Church of Marco offers Living the Questions at noon every Thursday. The group is for adults and topics will reflect the significance of Christianity in today’s world. Each week is centered around a different theme presented on DVD by some of a dozen respected theologians, such as Marcus Borg and John Spong. Discussion will be led by Rev. Joy Baumgartner. The group is free and open to the public and community members are encouraged to bring a lunch. There will not be a meeting on Dec. 28. Call 394-6572.

Story time for children each Thursday at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. 10 to 10:45 a.m. preschoolers, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mother Goose and toddlers. Call 394-3272.

Mah-jongg from 1 to 4 p.m. each Thursday at Mackle Park for ages 18 and older. Call 642-0575.

Friday, Jan. 19

The Parade of Hats, a luncheon and fashion show presented by the San Marco Council of Catholic Women (CCW) will be held in the church’s Parish Center, 851 San Marco Road. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. The 12:30 p.m. luncheon will be catered by Bayview at The Esplanade. Fashions will be by Kay’s on the Beach, Patchington’s and Angelica’s Boutique. Tickets are $35 and available at the Parish Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the church gift shop after all weekend Masses. Prizes will be awarded for the best hats and there will be raffles and door prizes. Call Vera at 642-7078.

Power Play, a musical drama, will be held at 7 p.m. at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. The setting is an in-line hockey rink filled with kids from a local church. Created by Dave Clark, Bria Slaughter and Tami Pate and co-directors Diane Biel and Craig Greusel. The production is 35 minutes. A free-will offering will be accepted for the Marco Lutheran Youth Ministry. The public is welcome. Call 394-0332.

Magic of Tigertail will be presented by Charlette Roman, president of Friends of Tigertail, at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive. Call 394-3272.

Noontime Rotary weekly meeting at noon, Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. A buffet lunch is followed by a guest speaker. The guest speaker will be J. Michael Mastej, chief executive officer of the new Collier Regional Medical Center in East Naples. Collier Regional is part of the Health Management Associates Corp. Call Paula Camposano–Robinson at 389–9931 or Linda Keutmann at 393-2111 for membership information.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20 and 21

Celebrate the Arts, presented by the Art League of Marco Island, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Art League, 1010 Winterberry Drive. There will be a Marco National Juried Fine Art & Craft Show, an antique car show, a children’s discovery area, the Marco Idol contest, live entertainment and street performers. There also will be food, beer and wine. The free event is open to the public. A $2 donation is requested. Call 394-4221.

Monday, Jan. 22

A women’s potluck luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at United Church of Marco Island, 320 N. Barfield Drive. The program will feature Nancy Carrington from Marco Island Florist, presenting Flower Arrangements for Valentine’s Day. Please bring a dish to share. The public is welcome. Call 394-6572.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Wine tasting for wines less than $15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marco Wine Seller. Jim Bono, owner of Marco Island Wine Seller, in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department is offering this class. Attendees must be 21 years old. Preregistration is required. Call 642-0575.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Marco Island Alumnae Club meets at 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites for lunch, friendships and socializing. For reservations, send a $22 check to: P.O. Box 5026, Marco Island, FL 34146. Reservations must be made before the third Wednesday of the month before the meeting. The public is welcome. Proceeds from all events benefit Santa’s Helpers. Call Lynne Minozzi at 642-3836 or Dolores Riordan at 394-7723.

Volunteer open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Marco Healthcare Center, 40 S. Heathwood Drive. Anyone interested in volunteering can learn more. Call 393-4058.

Pro-Women/Pro-Life: The Realities of Abortion will be presented by Dr. Daniel J. Pepin at 9:15 a.m. at San Marco Catholic Church’s Parish Hall, 851 San Marco Road. Pepin is a consultant on bioethics, a professor of anatomy and physiology, and an instructor of human biology. The informative program, based on medical-scientific facts, will uncover the truths surrounding the abortion issues, with special focus on embryonic and fetal development, the abortion holocaust realities and post-abortion women. The free event is open to the public. Call Janet Knudson at 394-3620.

Thursday, Jan. 25

Noontime Rotary weekly meeting at noon, Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. A buffet lunch is followed by a guest speaker. The guest speaker will be Dr. Allen Weiss, newly appointed CEO and president, who will give an update on North Collier Hospital (NCH). Call Paula Camposano–Robinson at 389–9931 or Linda Keutmann at 393-2111 for membership information.

Friday, Jan. 26

The Miami Saxophone Quartet will hold a concert at 8 p.m. at the United Church of Marco Island, 320 N. Barfield Drive. These world-class sax players have created a unique contemporary sound. Performing with the group will be Chuck Bergeron, bassist, and Jim Gasior, piano. Tickets are $15, adults; $7, students and may be purchased in advance or at the performance. Call 394-6572.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Polish Night will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road. There will be a traditional Polish dinner and dancing. Dinner is included and refreshments will be available. The cost is $35 per person. Tickets are available at the church office. Call 394-5181.

Monday, Jan. 29

The Marco Lutheran Church Artist Series 2007 will begin with the Barbary Coast Dixieland Band on Jan. 29, at the church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. The following performances will be: Feb. 12, The Hughes Brothers; Feb. 26, The Marlins; March 13, Mac Frampton; March 26, Dave Pendleton. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for an individual program or $65 for the season. Tickets can be purchased at the church from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Call 394-5579.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

A fashion show by the Bargain Basket will be held at noon at the United Church of Marco Island’s Drissler Hall, 320 N. Barfield Drive. A tea lunch will be served and Bargain Basket volunteers will model the fashions. There will be a raffle and door prizes. The event will benefit the Marco branch of the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $15 and available at the Bargin Basket, 828 Bald Eagle Drive, or call Arleen Soldano at 394-3916.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Orion Bank’s In the Round lecture series will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Orion Bank, 305 Bald Eagle Drive. The topic will be Evening With the Chiefs, with Marco Island Fire Department Chief Mike Murphy and Marco Island Police Department Chief Roger Reinke. They will discuss safety with you, your family members and property, what medical advances are delivered by fire truck, just how good are our fire and police personnel and what future challenges our police and fire chiefs face. Refreshments will be served at 6:15 p.m. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow. There will be a fire truck and police cruiser on display. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Call 403-5169.

Through January

Living With Color, a fine-art gallery exhibit, will be on display until Jan. 31 at the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive. Call 394-4221.

Feb. 1

Blue Mangrove Gallery will feature a local artist the first Thursday of each month at 1089 N. Collier Blvd. No. 437. Christine Noonan, of Naples, will display abstract oil paintings for a month. There will be a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with wine and cheese served. Call 393-2405.

Marco Island Shell Club holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle. The event is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments and a shell raffle. Call Linda at 269-7792 or e-mail Marco-Sheller@earthlink.net.

Feb. 2

Noontime Rotary weekly meeting at noon, Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. A buffet lunch is followed by a guest speaker. There will be the Students of the Month Program and city of Marco Island Environmental Specialist, Nancy Richie will discuss something of interest to the students. Call Paula Camposano–Robinson at 389–9931 or Linda Keutmann at 393-2111 for membership information.

Feb. 3

Marco Island Bocce Ball Championship, sponsored by The Italian-American Society of Marco Island and the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mackle Park. Registration is limited to 16 teams. Registration fee is $20 per team. There will be monetary prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Call Rob Ray at 642-3838.

Feb. 5

Eco Tours with the 10,000 Islands Tour Company and the Parks and Recreation Department will depart Mackle Park at 9 a.m. Explore the canals and channels near the Port of the Islands and maybe spot manatees, alligators and a variety of birds. The tour is narrated by a knowledgeable guide. The cost is $70 per resident and $84 per nonresident. Lunch will be at the Little Bar Restaurant (lunch on your own). Call 642-0575.

Feb. 6

Marco Gold Rush, sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Marco Island, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Schilling Jewelers, 1845 San Marco Road. There will be fine jewelry giveaways throughout the evening, hors d’oeuvres catered by Kretch’s Restaurant and wine. The cost is $75. Make a check payable to: Marco Island AAUW. Mail reservations to: Joyce Heffernan, 167 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. Proceeds go toward the AAUW’s Scholarship Fund. Call 394-7971.

Noontime Rotary weekly meeting at noon, Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. A buffet lunch is followed by a guest speaker. Call Paula Camposano–Robinson at 389–9931 or Linda Keutmann at 393-2111 for membership information.

Feb. 6 and 7

Seminar on How to Navigate the Waterways Around Marco Island, by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 95, will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at the auxiliary station located in Caxambas Park. Learn more about the various waterways in and around Marco and the Ten Thousand Islands. To register, call Doug Johnson at 642-8406.

Feb. 7

Reproductive Cloning and The New Eugenics Movement will be presented by Dr. Daniel J. Pepin at 9:15 a.m. at San Marco Catholic Church’s Parish Hall, 851 San Marco Road. Pepin is a consultant on bioethics, a professor of anatomy and physiology, and an instructor of human biology. The program will explore the alarming growth of biotechnology in today’s society and will identify the potential threats. The free event is open to the public. Call Janet Knudson at 394-3620.

Marco Island Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Konrad’s Seafood & Grille Room, 599 S. Collier Blvd. Visiting Lions, their spouses and prospective members are invited. This organization puts an emphasis on eyesight problems and blindness. Call Dave Gardner at 642-4410.

The Italian-American Society of Marco Island meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Mackle Park from November through April. Members gather throughout the season for dinners, trips, planned activities and some fundraising. Call 394-4775.

Marco Island Woman’s Club monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Marco Island Yacht Club. The guest speaker will be Lois Thome, news broadcaster for Channel 5, WINK News. Send a check for $21 per person for luncheon meetings to: P.O. Box 400, Marco Island, FL 34146; or call Vi Ciranna at 389-2802 by the Thursday before the meeting. Proceeds from all events benefit the club’s scholarship fund for college students who reside on Marco Island. The public is welcome with a reservation. Call Edythe Newbourne at 389-0232.

Feb. 10

Rummage sale, hosted by the women of Marco Lutheran Church, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. Donations of used clothing, housewares and other items can be brought to the church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday. The sale will feature baked goods, appliances, small furniture, linens, kitchen items, art, shells, books and clothing. Call 642-8928 or 642-9980.

Journey to True Financial Freedom, a seminar from Crown Financial Ministries hosted by Marco Presbyterian Church will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle. The seminar combines biblical principles of money management with practical applications in a fast-paced format. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Feb. 1. Call the church at 394-8186 or visit www.crown.org.

Feb. 12

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Marco Island will hold its board meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Marco Community Bank, 1770 San Marco Road.

Calusa Garden Club, the garden club of Marco Island, will meets at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Wesley United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive. There will be a design workshop at 11 a.m. to show members from start to finish the basics of flower arranging. The topic will be native plants with guest speaker Susan Gallagher. Call Sue at 394-1492 or visit www.calusagardenclub.com.

Feb. 14

Newcomers Club of Marco Island will meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. The monthly meeting price is $22 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Send a check to: Newcomers Club, P.O. Box 944, Marco Island, FL 34146. The payment must be received by the first of the month. Call Polly Lally at 642-6305 or Dianne Troester at 642-7960.

The Marco Island Flyrodders meet at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Marco Community Bank, 1770 San Marco Road. The public is welcome. Call 394-9183 or e-mail marcoislandflyrodders@comcast.net.

Just Friends of Marco Island will meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at The Island Cafe, 918 Collier Blvd. Send check for $20 by the first day of the month to Just Friends, P.O. Box 1685 Marco Island, FL 34146; or call Rhoda at 642-0319 or Pat at 642-1496.

Marco Men’s Investment Association, a group of social investors, will meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at The Little Bar in Goodland for a luncheon/business meeting. The group is intent on investing for profit as well as enjoying the social aspect of discussing the various merits of each suggested investment. Call Steve Ehrhorn at 394-5861.

Feb. 15

Noontime Rotary weekly meeting at noon, Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. A buffet lunch is followed by a guest speaker. The guest speaker will be Penny Rambacher. She is working with the club and a $5,000 donation from a club member to partner with a club in Guatemala on a water project. Rambacher has her own 501c3 foundation called Miracles in Action and travels to third world countries doing humanitarian work. She is an airline employee and uses her hours off to travel to help the underprivileged. Call Paula Camposano–Robinson at 389–9931 or Linda Keutmann at 393-2111 for membership information.

Feb. 17

The 11th annual Mardi Gras Goodland boat parade will begin at 2 p.m. Each of the Goodland restaurants will offer food specials. There will also be live music and special events. This year’s theme is Florida. The proceeds will benefit Hospice of Naples. For information or registration call Elaine Ritchie at 642-8356.

Feb. 18

The Kiwanis Club of Marco Island will host its Second Annual Car and Cycle Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marco Healthcare Center, 40 S. Heathwood Drive. There is no entry fee for car/cycle and driver, the admission charge for the public is $4 and children younger than 12 are free. Steve Reynolds will be the master of ceremonies and food and drinks will be available. Trophies will be awarded. All moneys collected will be donated to the pediatric unit of NCH and local children’s programs. If you have a collectible car bring it to the show. A raffle will be held for a 1984 “Pristine” Mercedes Benz 380SL. The tickets are $100 and only 200 will be sold. Call John DeRosa at 393-0575.

Angels Over Stan’s will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. at Stan’s Idle Hour Restaurant, 221 Goodland Drive W., Goodland. The fundraiser for the Wishing Well Foundation will have dancing, music, live and silent auctions and raffles. The organization grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. The free event is open to the public. Call 213-0397.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The Shining Stars team will be raising funds at the dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Relay for Life will be held on March 30 and 31 at Mackle Park.

Feb. 20

Marco Island Woman’s Club will have a luncheon cards and games from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Attendees can form their own table for the cards of their choice or join any open table. The reservation deadline is Feb. 14. The cost is $40. Make checks payable to: Marco Island Woman’s Club. Mail to: Marilyn Hayes, 28 Tahiti Road, Marco Island, FL 34145. Indicate who you want to sit with. Proceeds go toward the Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. There will be a cash bar and valet parking. Call Rhoda Bell at 389-2679 or Jo Anne Patterson at 642-8831.

Creative Dramatics class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday for six weeks at the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive. Designed to introduce participants to a variety of theater games and techniques stimulating the imagination through sound and gesture, speech and movement. Another session will begin April 4. Call 394-4221.

Monologue/Scene Study for sixth- to 12th-graders will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday for six weeks at the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive. The class will focus on development of the character and includes writing character descriptions to enhance the actor’s understanding of the character’s role in relation to the content of the monologue/scene. Good for audition preparation and may culminate in presentation. Another session will begin April 4. Call 394-4221.

Feb. 21 to March 11

The Jewel Thieves will be presented at the Marco Players Theater, 1055 N. Collier Blvd. Evening performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 28, March 7; Thursday, Feb. 22, March 1, 8; Friday, Feb. 23, March 2, 9; Saturday, Feb. 24, March 3, 10. Sunday matinees will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4 and 11. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Box office hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call 642-7270.

Feb. 22

Noontime Rotary weekly meeting at noon, Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. A buffet lunch is followed by a guest speaker. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jay Friedland of the NCH Healthcare System. He will discuss new and exciting treatments for prostate cancer. Call Paula Camposano–Robinson at 389–9931 or Linda Keutmann at 393-2111 for membership information.

Advanced Creative Dramatics for third- to fifth-graders will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday for six weeks at the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive. This class is for participants who have previously taken Creative Dramatics and wish to continue stretching their imaginations through further exploration in improvisation, pantomime, cold readings and prepared monologues. Another session will begin April 12. Call 394-4221.

Feb. 25

Stan Spiro, a townsmen orchestra, will perform at 2 p.m. at Mackle Park.

Feb. 29

Beginning Creative Dramatics for second- to fifth-graders will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 each Tuesday for six weeks at the Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive. Designed to introduce participants to a variety of theater games and techniques stimulating the imagination through sound and gesture, speech and movement. Another session will begin April 10. Call 394-4221.

March 1

Blue Mangrove Gallery will feature a local artist the first Thursday of each month at 1089 N. Collier Blvd. No. 437. Natalie Salminen will display Everglades inspired original oils and beeswax for a month. There will be a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with wine and cheese served. Call 393-2405.

March 4

Take Stock in Children of Collier County will host a beach party at a private home on Keewaydin Island. Only 80 people will be able to attend the private event featuring light fare and cocktails. There will be an exclusive fashion revue showcasing high-end designers such as Manual Canovas and Gucci. There also will be silent and live-auction items. All proceeds from the event will benefit Take Stock in Children, a program that identifies and provides mentoring, enrichment and college scholarships for economically disadvantaged students in Collier County. Take Stock in Children is a program of The Education Foundation of Collier County. Tickets are $500 per person and are on sale now. Call 643-4755.

March 7

Marco Island Woman’s Club will have a drawing for dinner for eight catered by Arturo’s Ristorante Italiano and served by members of the club. You do not have to be present to win and tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $10. Call Yvonne Hall at 394-7767, Arleen Soldano at 394-3916 or Pam Molander at 389-1428.

March 15 to 17

27th Annual Marco Island Shell Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle. There will be juried scientific and artistic exhibits and shell craft and specimen shells for sale. There also will be drawings for prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Marco Shell Club Scholarship Fund. The free event is open to the public. Call 269-7792.

March 25

Stan Spiro, a townsmen orchestra, will perform at 2 p.m. at Mackle Park.

Ongoing art activities

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts

ArtQuest 2006 International Sculpture Exhibition. Fifteen sculptures placed around the island, including many at the Esplanade. All for sale. For a location map, call 642-6367 or visit www.marcoarts.org.

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