3 To Do: Meals of Hope and more

Marco Eagle

1. Saturday: Ward off hurricanes with Spammy Jammy

‘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.

Spammy Jammy brought Spam, sleepwear and silliness to Goodland's Little Bar for the traditional season-ending blowout Saturday night. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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. Monday: Meals of Hope happy hour

Marco Island Meals of Hope’s June “Happy Hour for Hope” will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Monday, June 26, at Mango’s Dockside Bistro at the Esplanade, 760 N. Collier Blvd., #109, Marco Island.

Live entertainment will be provided by Rosetta Stone. Happy Hours for Hope are fundraisers for Marco Island’s Meals of Hope. The $10 admission fee helps the organization buy food for its packaging event in November. Admission is $10.

Information: 239-642-6020 or mohmi.org.

3. Sunday: Glory of the Grape

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marco Eagle presents the annual event at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 25, at CHOP239 at The Esplanade.

Frontenac blanc is a cold-hardy grape discovered 12 years ago in Minnesota and Canada, according to a news release.

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.