1. Opening reception - Juried exhibition features Southwest Florida artists

The Marco Island Historical Museum presents “Florida Artists Group, Inc. Juried Exhibition.”

The exhibition will be on display from from now until Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.

A free opening reception sponsored by the Marco Island Historical Society will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7.

“Florida Artists Group, Inc. Juried Exhibition” features Southwest Florida artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition. The works included in this show range from acrylic paintings, etchings, mixed media to sculptures.

Information: 239-642-1440 or

2. Seibukan Karate/Matayoshi Kobudo

Seibukan Karate and Matayoshi Kobudo are offered to students aged 6 and up for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels at various times throughout the week.

Established in 2010, the Shima Dojo teaches the Okinawan Style of Karate called Seibukan Shorin-Ryu. The Dojo is located in Studio B at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, 101 Sand Hill Street, Marco Island. Information:

3. Tonight: ‘The Great Florida Cattle Drive’

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island a special program

on “The Great Florida Cattle Drive – Unbroken Circles,” a film by Elam and Nic Stoltzfus, hosted by music producer and Florida native, J. Robert Houghtaling. Admission is free to Marco Island Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. The program begins with “insights into the creation and scoring of the soundtrack” as J. Robert performs songs that he composed for the soundtrack of the film.

The documentary tells the story of the Great Florida Cattle Drive of 2016, the history of Florida’s heritage cattle breed, how they almost became extinct and what is being done to preserve Florida’s cow culture for future generations.

 The running time of the film is 90 minutes. Following the screening, there will be time for questions and answers.


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