3 To Do: A play, parade and more

Marco Eagle

1. Now playing: ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End’

“Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End” is on stage now through Dec. 17 at The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. 

Marilyn Hilbert as Erma Bombeck

Tickets are on sale at TheMarcoPlayers.com or by calling the box office at 239-642-7270. 

2. Upcoming: New holiday boat parade 

Although the traditional Christmas Island Style boat parade was cancelled due to hazards on the route, a group of holiday-spirited boaters have planned a Marco River-only boat parade (safe route) on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The best place on the island to view the fun and watch Santa arrive by boat will be at the Marco Island Yacht Club. There will also be a raffle to win a three-month Yacht Club trial membership with the proceeds going to support the Marco Patriots.

Cocktails start at 5 p.m. with $40 per person dinner seatings at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dinner reservation required with credit card guarantee.  Call the Yacht Club at 239-394-0199 (Ext. 301) to reserve your spot. 

Boaters who want to join the parade should e-mail Peggy Frazier at frazier@chartermi.net or call 906-228-6670 for details. 

3. Wednesday: Marco Island Farmers Market

Every Wednesday through April local southwest Florida vendors will be selling home good items and crafts from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Avenue.

You can always find fresh cut fruit. The Marco Island Farmers Market opened for season Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Veterans Community Park.

Items include: fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, salsa, sauces, fresh flowers, seafood, soaps, and much more.