3 To Do: Guitars, golf balls and damage control
1. This weekend: Guitarist Glenn Roth at the Center for the Arts
Marco Island Center for the Arts presents fingerstyle guitarist Glenn Roth from 4 until 5:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, at Marco Island Center for the Arts.
Roth’s compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it is really just one guy, 10 flying fingers, and one instrument. Roth is a licensed performer of the MTA’s “Music Under New York” program. His concert hall is the vaulted splendor of Grand Central Terminal or the tunnels and platforms of the New York City subway system. When he is not “underground” he plays concerts throughout the northeast and tours nationally and internationally.
The concert will take place in the Art Center’s Lauritizen and Rush galleries. The ticket price is $25 for members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts and $30 for non-members.
For reservations call the Art Center at 239-394-4221 or visit the website at marcoislandart.org/musicalinterludes.
2. Sunday: Kids’ putting contest
A kids’ putting contest will be held from noon until 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Marco Golf & Garden, 971 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island.
Admission is $25 and allows two adults and up to 3 children age 12 and under; includes 18 holes, hot dog, chips, beverage, face painting, DJ musical entertainment, prizes for contest winners, and free T-shirts for kids while supplies last. Purchase tickets at the door or on line at MarcoIslandNaturePreserve.org.
This is a benefit for the Marco Island Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary.
3. Next week: Palms, trees and storms
The City of Marco Island's Beautification Advisory Committee is hosting a free community presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 in the community room, 51 Bald Eagle Drive.
Dr. Doug Caldwell, UF certified arborist, will share hurricane and landscape practices and concepts to minimize high wind damage. He will also talk about the best trees and plants to use on Marco Island after Hurricane Irma.
Dr. A.D. Ali, regional technical advisor for Davey Tree Expert Co. and certified arborist, will discuss tree restoration and arborists' role in managing an urban forest.
Jessica McIntosh, coastal training program coordinator at Rookery Bay, will explain how to fertilize appropriately.
Information: Laura Litzan, 239-389-5010.