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JUNE

Hurricane preparedness seminar

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.

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Hurricane Awareness Picnic in the Park

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples. Event includes free hurricane supply kits, guest speakers, swimming, horseshoes, fishing and volleyball. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on and a covered dish to share. Napleswingsofhope.org.

Urban Lake and Pond Management Workshop

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This half-day course will provide landscape professionals with knowledge and skills related to lakes and ponds management. Rookerybay.org/calendar. 239-530-5940.

Everglades City Parade

10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at City Hall, 102 Copeland Ave., Everglades City. Opening ceremony at 10 a.m., dedication of the restored firehouse at 10:30 a.m., parade at 10:45 a.m., grand finale musical fireworks display at 9 p.m.  Booths open at 11 a.m. in McLeod Park and include hotdogs and sodas, bake sales, face painting, arts and crafts vendors, kiddies’ best dressed contest and playground games. Evergladeshistorical.org.

Kids Day

10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 30, in WINK Playland at Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Kids – from toddlers to 12 – participate in activities and receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza, a free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius and a special offer at Mr. Pretzels, while supplies last. Miromaroutlets.com.

ONGOING

Marco Presbyterian VBS

Taking reservations now. Marco Presbyterian Church’s vacation Bible school is 6 until 8 p.m., July 30 through Aug. 3. Dinner is served at 5:30. Special guests: Sports World Ministries, retired NFL players Steve Grant (Indianapolis Colts & Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Jimmy Bell (New York Giants, San Diego Chargers). Reservations at marcochurch.com, visiting the church at 875 W. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island or by contacting Dena Hatt, children’s director, at 239-394-8186 or dena@marcochurch.com.

Sea Life at Center for Arts

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to “Sea Life” an eye opening all mediums judged exhibition of unique artwork. The judge for this exhibition is Jack O’Brien, curator at the Naples Art Association. The winning works and artists are: First, “Smile” by Vera Ripley; second, “Mother Manatee” by Marie Senechal; and third, “Sandbar Solutions” by Tara O’Neill; with honorable mentions to “Sea Pod” by Cheryl Costley and “Tropical Fantasy” by Margo Kostecka. The exhibition will be on display from through June 26 and the center is open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the La Petite Galerie, Naples Artist Peter Sottong displays his award winning cold casted sculptures of egrets, ibis, snook and local fauna. Information: marcoislandart.org.

Interactive exhibit 'I Remember Marco’

The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) announces a new interactive exhibit, “I Remember Marco,” at the Marco Island Historical Museum. The exhibit is open to the public until Oct. 4, and admission is free. Visitors are invited to share stories and recollections about Marco Island and its history by participating in photo opportunities to share via social media, interactive question stations, and recording responses to the exhibit’s memory-inspiring Marco Island artifacts and images. Prizes will be awarded to selected participants.  The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and the site is handicapped accessible. For general information visit www.themihs.org or call 239-389-6447.

‘Agnes of God’

Is Sister Agnes lying about the baby — her infant — who has been found strangled, when she claims it is a virgin conception? And how do the investigating psychiatrist and the domineering mother superior deal with her stories — and with each other?

"Agnes of God" through July 1 at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate.

Information: thestudioplayers.org or 239-398-9192.

‘Chicago’

Through July 29, in Blackburn Hall at Sugden Theater, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $20 general admission, $10 students and educators. Naplesplayers.org. 239-263-7990.

Heritage and Harvest

Through June 24 in the Canizaro Exhibit Gallery at Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria. “Heritage and Harvest” depicts the natural resources that attracted and helped sustain early Native Americans and 19th century settlers and the architecture of that time, including early homes, stores and schools, and particularly the waterfronts. The exhibit ranges geographically from the Everglades to Naples to Boca Grande and Pine Island Sound and inland to Immokalee, LaBelle and the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Info: 239-348-4710.

Camp Mackle

The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration currently, for Camp Mackle 2018. Camp Mackle is a summer camp program for children entering first grade through fifth grade. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Camp Mackle is underway now and ends on Aug. 14. Camp Stellar is the summer camp for youth 6th through 8th grades. 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Environmental Summer Camps

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly, now through Aug. 3, at the Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. The Conservancy offers three types of camps throughout the summer for children completing kindergarten through sixth grade, and a separate Junior Naturalist program for students finishing grades seven through nine. $255-$285 per week for Conservancy Members, $305-$335 for non-members. Info: conservancy.org/summer camp or 239-262-0304 ext. 266.

PADI Seal Team camp

Join Scuba Marco and the Greater Marco Family YMCA for an underwater adventure Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until noon. The PADI Seal Team is for 8- to 10-year olds looking for action-packed fun while completing exciting aqua missions. There are two different sessions, June 11-15 and July 9-13.  This week-long summer camp is a great way to introduce young divers to the world of scuba diving. Cost: $299 includes everything needed to begin your adventure. Maximum six campers. Information:  Scuba Marco at 239-389-7889.

Parallel Harmonies: Art and Nature

This collection of work by Cesar Aguilera, Paul Arsenault, Juan Diaz, and Katia Miranda celebrates the relationship between the artist and the natural world that inspires him or her. Through Oct. 31 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Ten Thousand Island Waverunner Guided Excursions

Daily Tours at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Marco Island Watersports, with three locations, JW Marriott Marco Island, Hilton Marco Island and Marriott’s Crystal Shores Marco Island. 90-minute tours. Experience the native wildlife that resides in the mangrove forests while expert tour guides teach about the nature and geography of the region. $225 plus tax, singles or doubles. Please check in a half-hour before departure. 239-642-2359.

Kid’s dolphin watch sightseeing cruise

10 a.m. Saturdays, Pure Florida Naples at Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. The 1.5-hour children’s cruise provides an entertaining environment for young ones to learn about the Southwest Florida environment and to observe the variety of wildlife present on the waters, such as dolphins, pelicans, eagles and many other animals. While registration for the children’s cruise is free for youth 12-years-old and younger, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets are $35 per person. 239-494-5595.

Free Kids Cruise

10 a.m. Saturdays during the summer from Pure Florida in Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Kids cruise free when accompanied by a full-fare paid adult. Each Pure Florida summer cruise option gives children and their families the opportunity to enjoy a one-and-a-half-hour cruise where children can learn about the ecology in Southwest Florida and observe the variety of wildlife present on the waters. The captain will alert passengers to dolphins, eagles, manatee, native birds and more. $39 for adults, $19.50 for additional children. RSVP. 239-263-4949 or purefl.com.  

Mackle Park mah jongg

Mah Jongg is held from m 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Information: 239-642-0575 or cityofmarcoisland.com

Canasta

Canasta is held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Information: 239-642-0575 or cityofmarcoisland.com

Island Knitters

A group of knitters meets from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Information: 239-642-0575 or cityofmarcoisland.com

Duplicate bridge

Bridge is held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Call Gwen at 394-0675 for available spaces.     

Round Robin Tennis

Round Robin Tennis is available at various times and days for men and women at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, 101 Sand Hill Street, Marco Island. Eight clay courts are available. Round Robins are free to Marco YMCA members and $15 for community participants. Players must register to play in Round Robins. Registration or information: 239-394-3144, ext. 224.

Lupus support

The Marco/Naples lupus support group meets the third Saturday of each month at Physicians Regional Medical Center, 8300 Collier Blvd, Naples. Meetings are held from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Palm Dining Room.  Open to all patients, families and interested parties. Learn to live and cope with Lupus, get current information. Contact Marilyn, 239-398-4800 or Jan, 239-389-2749

JULY

Marvel Super Heroes at the Naples Zoo

Saturday, June 30, through Monday, July 2, at the Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. Free with admission. Meet Black Panther from 10 a.m. to noon daily, Spider-Man from 1 to 3 pm Saturday and Monday and Captain America 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday only.

Clean Beaches Week BOGO

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of Clean Beaches Week, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” Higher price prevails. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must pay at door. Rookerybay.org/calendar. 239-530-5940.

‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is holding a summer session of our safe boating course ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’ beginning on July 9. The session is a four-week course which is held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Participants get educated on many boating topics and get a 400-page boating text. The sessions include navigation, rules of the road, weather, handling your Boat, etc. Information: Joe Riccio, cgauxcourses@gmail.com or 239-384-7416.

Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This class covers the essentials of digital cameras. Learn how to use a camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. No previous camera or photography experience is necessary. Rookerybay.org/calendar. 239-530-5940.

Bourbon Onboard Sunset Cruise

6:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at the Naples Princess, 550 Port O Call Way, Naples. Carving stations and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Shula’s Steak House Naples will be paired with some of the finest bourbons available during the cruise. Will benefit Collier Child Care Resources, Inc. $175 per person. Information: naplesprincesscruises.com, 239-659-3176.

Kids Free Fridays: Mammals

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

Breakfast with the Birds: Save Our Seabirds

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Learn about birds at this summer lecture series. Doors open at 9 a.m. Enjoy pastries, coffee and juice. $15. 239-530-5940.

Kids Free Fridays: Birds

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

Kids Free Fridays: Reptiles

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

AUGUST

Kids Free Fridays: Fish

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This class covers the essentials of digital cameras. Learn how to use a camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. No previous camera or photography experience is necessary. Rookerybay.org/calendar. 239-530-5940.

SEPTEMBER

Advanced Planning – Getting Your Affairs in Order

1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Experts from the legal, medical, financial, and real estate professions will help attendees get a better perspective on advanced panning. Free. 239-687-3156.

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