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1. Next week: ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is holding a summer session of our safe boating course ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’ beginning on Monday, July 9. 

More: WOW To Do List: Cruise, Cirque, more

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.

2. Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop

From 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.

Information: Rookerybay.org/calendar. 239-530-5940.

3. Second Tuesday: ‘Big, Bold & Beautiful’

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., now through July 31, at Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Large and powerful pieces, stunning murals, and massive canvases will envelop our Lauritzen & Rush Galleries with gallant colors and imaginative scenes.

 Artists Alyssa Baladad, Susan M. Gross, Betty Newman, Timothy M. Parker and Eric Walton express the “three B’s” in their artwork and outlook. Their creations will be four feet or larger showcasing a strong sense of design and an evocative use of color and light. All artwork is for sale unless otherwise noted. Information: Marcoislandart.org. 239-394-4221.

The opening reception called Second Tuesday is from 5:30 until 7 p.m., July 10. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

In La Petite Galerie, Sarasota Artist Gail Coppock explores the smaller scale of art in different mediums. In “Facets” her focus is to bring the viewer closer to each piece to see the details. Coppock believes that the wonders of the universe can be experienced just as profoundly in the little things as in the grand conceptions.

 

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