WOW To DO List: ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Lebanese Vegan Fest
Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at 21 Spices, 4270 Tamiami Trail E., Naples. Indo-Lebanese buffet. This event will benefit aPlantBasedDiet.org whose mission is to increase awareness of vegan diets and its positive health aspects. $21 per person. Space is limited. RSVP: email@example.com or 239-919-8830.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’
Through July 1. Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate. Murder mystery involving a young nun and the dead child to whom she has just given birth. thestudioplayers.org or 239-398-9192.
Free Kids Summer Movies Series
10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, through Aug. 9, at Paragon Pavilion, 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Paragontheaters.com/promotions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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