3 To Do: Spammy Jammy this weekend

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1. This weekend: Spammy Jammy … because … hurricanes!

Spammy Jammy, held every June at the Little Bar in Goodland, has something to do with Spam, pajamas, and warding off hurricanes. But it has more to do with an excuse for a party. After all, if you want to have a hurricane party, why wait for a hurricane?

File: Little Bar co-owner Ray Bozicnik goes over the rules in the toilet paper races.

The theory, if you can call it that, is that showing up at the Little Bar in pajamas, sculpting and consuming Spam, and imbibing alcohol in generous quantities will appease the gods – specifically Laka Ulaulekeaha La’amaoma’a, sister of Pele, goddess of the volcano – and keep the area safe from nature’s wrath in the form of hurricanes. The philosophical and meteorological underpinnings of the event are thoroughly tongue in Spam-colored cheek.

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Saturday, June 23, night marks the annual Spammy Jammy. After Sunday’s “Spamover” after-party, the Little Bar will close for the summer, and not reopen until October.

Revelers will pack the restaurant, listening to live music by Kelly Halloran and Dan Signor, followed by the Raiford Starke Band, among others, competing in toilet paper races, and admiring the Spam creations submitted for judging.

Information: www.littlebarrestaurant.com.

2. Friday: Hurricane preparedness seminar

Are you ready?

The City of Marco Island will have a hurricane preparedness seminar at 5 p.m., Friday, June 22, in the community room of the Marco Island Police Department, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.

Information: cityofmarcoisland.com.

3. Thursday: Lunch with Friends over 60

The next Lunch with Friends over 60 will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 21, at the Family Church on 1450 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island.

The luncheon is free to all over 60 and is a collaboration between the Marco YMCA and the Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. This month’s lunch is generously provided by Nacho Mama’s and guest speaker will be Keith Dameron with Step Smart Collier.

Need a ride? Call Nancy Kot 706-566-8532 or Allyson Richards 770-366-0653.