3 To Do: Get in shape, more

Marco Eagle

1. Starts Wednesday: Essentrics classes

A full body workout. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Be rejuvenated and stay healthy and flexible by stretching and strengthening using your own body. This class will help create a youthful feeling body, relieve pain, unlock tight muscles and joints, increase flexibility and mobility, treat and prevent back pain, strengthen the spine and core, and improve your posture.

File: Essentrics is a form of fitness that stretches muscles dynamically, incorporating ballet, tai chi, Pilates, physical therapy, and chiropractic therapeutics.

Cost is $15/class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 until 10 a.m. at Mackle Community Center.

2. Thursday: Knights of Columbus Bingo fundraiser

On Thursday, Jan. 4, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host a Bingo fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the game starting at 7.

Bingo will run every Thursday from through April 5. 

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Information: 239-389-5633 or marcoknights.com.

3. Thursday: Exploring Australia

A Marco Island Shell Club Seminar featuring Dr. Gary Schmelz is slated for Thursday, Jan. 4, at the United Church of Marco.

Eastern grey kangaroos fight on Emerald Beach in northern New South Wales, Australia on Aug. 2, 2017.

Dr. Schmelz will speak on “Exploring Northern and Western Australia.”  He will highlight marine life, bird life, wildflowers and habitats of the region.

The church is located at 320 N. Barfield Ave. on Marco Island. The seminar starts at 6 p.m., followed by light snacks.

All are welcome to attend.

Information: marcoshellclub.com.