3 To Do: Professional storyteller takes center stage

Marco Eagle

1. Thursday: Professional storyteller takes center stage

Florida’s long and colorful history is filled with interesting folktales and legends of days gone by — some of them factual, others filled with hyperbole.

Caren Neile

At 7 p.m., Thursday, May 18, the Marco Island Historical Society welcomes Dr. Caron Neile, a professional storyteller, to the Rose Auditorium stage. Dr. Neile’s entertaining and illuminating performance is sure to shed light on some of the most memorable tales.

Dr. Neile is an affiliate professor at Florida Atlantic University, specializing in communications and multimedia studies. She performs, teaches and produces storytelling events throughout the United States and abroad and cohosts The Public Storyteller, a weekly program on public radio.

Neile’s performance is free to MIHS members and $10 for nonmembers; all are invited to attend. Rose History Auditorium is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, across from the library. Information: 239-389-6447 or theMIHS.org.

2. Tuesday: Mobile Mammo

The Radiology Regional Center’s Mobile Mammo unit is returning to Iberia Bank’s Marco Island branch, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 16.

Walk ups are welcome.

Bring photo ID and insurance card; provide the date and location of your last mammogram; an order/prescription is not required for a screening mammogram; you must have a physician to receive your results.

Appointments/information: 239-936-4068 or RadiologyRegional.com.

3. Thursday: Salute to veterans

The public is invited to the 2nd Annual “Salute to Veterans and Active Military” Spring Concert in the Marco Island Charter Middle School Gymnasium at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 18.

There will be a flag from each of the five branches of the military displayed and the band will play each branch’s song as well as other patriotic songs.

A veteran places his hand over his chest during opening ceremonies at Bonita Springs' Veterans Day memorial service at Riverside Park on Nov. 11, 2014. Humphrey, a World War II veteran, fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

At this performance, the school will honor Roger and Karen Raymond, two veterans of our school, who relocated  to Orlando several months ago but who were part of the start-up committee of the school and dedicated the past 19 years of service to our school. MICMS is located at 1401 Trinidad Avenue, Marco Island.