3 To Do: Emergency info and lighthouses of Florida

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1. Tuesday: In the Round - ‘Beyond 911: Tips to Assist First Responders’

Calling 911 can be a scary situation, but there are steps you can take to assist first responders in providing on-site care that can have a significant impact on the care of the injured individual.

Emergency Ambulance at sunset.

Mark Tesoro, injury prevention analyst and educator with Lee Health, will provide insight into the local emergency response system. He’ll answer commonly asked questions such as: What type of emergencies warrant a call to 911? What should I do before first responders arrive? What should I expect once first responders are on scene? The steps you take to educate yourself before you are in an emergency situation could be the difference between life and death.

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A welcome reception at 5:30 followed by the presentation at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 20 at Iberia Bank, 605 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.

Reservations: 239-393-2400.

2. Saturday: Art-in-the-Glades

Come to historic Everglades City from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Saturday, March 17, for Art-in-the-Glades when hand-made crafts and local artworks will be available to purchase at reasonable prices. Let the kiddies play on the swings in McLeod Park while you browse among the booths under the pavilion. And, don’t forget to dress up in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Vendors are invited to set up a table. Information: Marya at 239-695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. From I-75 take Exit 80 and drive south on SR-29 for 18 miles, cross US-41 and continue south on CR-29 for 4 miles. McLeod Park is next to Everglades City Hall on the Circle.

3. Tuesday: Lunch & Learn about lighthouses of Florida

Lighthouses of the Sunshine State: Sentinels of History along Florida’s Coast, from noon until 1 p.m., March 20.

Originally named the Dry Tortugas Light, the Loggerhead Lighthouse was constructed in 1858 and sits off of the Florida Keys in Dry Tortugas National Park.

Hear from expert speakers and enjoy a meal during the Lunch & Learn Lecture series sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and the Friends of Rookery Bay.

Join Maritime Historian Brendan Burke to journey through time and across Florida’s coasts in search of stories from our unique lighthouses.

From the Dry Tortugas to the First Coast, light stations are not only beacons for navigation but stand as silent witnesses to the history of the Sunshine State.

Cost is $15 (includes lunch). Information: rookerybay.org.