3 To Do: All you need is Spam, grapes and a little 'Whimsy'

Marco Eagle

1. This weekend: Spammy Jammy returns to Little Bar

‘Spammy Jammy' returns to Goodland’s Little Bar this weekend. The annual event marks the advent of the long hot summer and serves as protection to ward off hurricanes; or so the saying goes.

Spam is a canned meat product produced by Hormel.

The theory is that by congregating at the Little Bar wearing pajamas, negligees or whatever you wear to go to bed and consuming and sculpting Spam, the classic canned pork shoulder luncheon meat, the gods can be moved to spare the 'drinking village with a fishing problem' loosely attached to Marco Island from the wrath of hurricanes.

All in all, it has worked pretty well, except for the direct hit Goodland took from Hurricane Wilma.

Spammy Jammy starts at 6 p.m. and goes to closing, Saturday, June 24 at Little Bar, 205 Harbor Place North, Goodland.

Information: littlebarrestaurant.com.

2. ‘Whimsy’ at the Center for the Arts

The Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to enjoy a bit of whimsy with its newest exhibition “Whimsy,” on display from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 27.

This fanciful mixed-media exhibition will take you to “a smiley place.” It is meant to be odd, fun and fantastic. In the La Petite Galerie, artist Mary P. Kane is exhibiting work that highlights her artistic expertise across many mediums. She began her studies in Miami, then continued in Malibu and finally returned back to Florida. Kane is currently a resident of Marco Island.

3. Chamber events Wednesday and Sunday

June After 5: Experience Sale e Pepe at Marco Island Beach Ocean Resort from 5 until 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21.Hors d'oevres, cash bar, networking and complimentary valet parking. Information: marcoislandchamber.org.

Wines from around the world, such as these and others mentioned in Chef Owen's story, are destined to be sipped at the Glory of the Grape celebration.

Glory of the Grape: Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marco Eagle present the annual event at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 25, at CHOP239 at The Esplanade. Enjoy elegant wines paired with tasty gourmet bites. And don’t forget the auction. Event tickets: $60 each available at the Chamber of Commerce, CHOP239, CJ’s on the Bay and online at marcoislandchamber.org. All (over age 21) are welcome.