Bonita Shores Club: Sculpture and other art creations on display today

— Bonita Shores Club

JIM AKE

Special to The Banner

Internationally-acclaimed sculptor Francoise-Marie Thein is displaying her newest works in fused glass and polymers at the SideStreet Artists show, today (March 7). Local portrait and mural artist Nancy Krchniak, and Leigh Herndon (who creates silk sarongs, scarves, wall hangings, and custom silk garments), are in the show, along with Lorraine Weiss’s wearable works of art made with semi-precious stones, sterling silver and vermeil. Today’s show includes glass art, photography, pottery and paintings. This free show is held on the first Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bonita Shores Club, 315 West Avenue, just off Bonita Beach Road. For a list of the artists, photos of their work, and information on upcoming events, please visit www.sidestreetartists.org. Qigong Master Ou Wen Wei presents classes and treatments at the Shores Club on March 13, 14 and 17. His visit is sponsored by Susan DeFlavis, who was honored for her Qigong contribution at the Bejing International Health Forum last October. For more information, call 239-947-3977.

Income tax assistance for senior citizens is provided by AARP representatives on Mondays and Tuesdays only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge, although a free-will donation is accepted to defer expenses. The club’s annual college scholarship is now $1,000. This grant is for a high school senior, living in the Bonita Shores/Little Hickory area, who will graduate this spring and is accepted into a credited institution of higher learning. Send a complete resume to Jo Kettles, c/o Bonita Shores Clubhouse, 315 West Ave. Bonita Springs , FL 34134.

Our bridge sessions are open to anyone who plays. We do not give lessons, but players are welcome at the 1 p.m. Wednesday or Friday bridges. Our duplicate bridge does not award points, but we do have prizes. With duplicate you need a partner; sometimes Jo can help you find one. Duplicate bridge is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays. Our rates are $3 for regular bridge and $3.50 for duplicate, with a savings for club members. Call Jo for details at 992-2512.

This winter’s last fundraising dinner is Saturday, March 21. It includes roast pork with gravy, au gratin potatoes, green beans almandine, ambrosia salad, homemade biscuits, strawberry short cake, and beverage, all for $8.50. Enjoy a delicious meal and support your community. Reservations are needed, so call Mildred Kelly at 495-1322 before Wednesday, March 18. Our March newsletter has been distributed in the community, and includes a list of all our activities. If you did not receive yours, pick one up at the club (in a box near the entrance). Monday night bingo opens at 5:30, and T.C starts calling at 6:30. Come for the fun, cash winnings, and free hot dogs at intermission. Volunteer floor runners are needed; Call Jo Kettles at 992-2512.

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