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1. Today: “Burrowing Owls of Marco Island”

Jean Hall and Karol Tenace present “Burrowing Owls of Marco Island” at 7 p.m. in Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive. Members or the Marco Island Historical Society are admitted free; non-members are asked to pay $10.

2. Thursday: Marco Island Shell Club Seminar 

A group of artistic, yet non-scientific, Marco Island Shell Club members were recently exposed to underwater life in Rookery Bay by the staff of the education department. In turn, these nine members will share with the club members and community their excitement and newfound knowledge at a Feb. 8 seminar with assistance from Rookery Bay staff. The public is invited to attend at 6 p.m at the United Church of Marco, 320 N Barfield Drive. Light refreshments will follow. 

3. This weekend: Imagination Ball

The Marco Island office of the American Cancer Society’s 2018 Imagination Ball, “Reach For the Stars to Find a Cure,” presented by Corrie Grado, and chaired by Debra Shanahan, will be held on Feb. 10, at the JW Marriott Marco Island. Featuring fine food, music by the Stacey Allison Band, and both live and silent auctions, this will be a community event you will not want to miss. Each year at the ball, the prestigious Grado award is presented to individuals who have contributed significantly in the fight against cancer. The 2018 honorees are Marco Island residents Ray and Louise Jean. The 2018 event will celebrate 35 years of fighting cancer with funds raised by this annual gala. Information: 239-642-6217 or Sue.Olszak@cancer.org.

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