3 To Do: Birds of the Beach; lunch with the chief

Marco Eagle

1. Birds of the Beach Workshop

This workshop will discuss the history of these birds and the annual journeys many of them make. The class will cover the use of plumage, size and behavior to help with identification.

File: Tigertail Beach, Marco Island.

From 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Nov. 10, Dec. 15, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 6, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples.

To see the many birds discussed, the second half of class will include a trip Tigertail Beach, one of the most important winter shorebird sites in Florida. $40 per class per person.

Information: rookerybay.org/calendar.

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2. Lunch with the chief

The Marco Island Police Foundation kicks off its first “Lunch with the Chief” of the season at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Hideaway Beach Club on Marco Island.

The featured speaker will be a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Jim Richards, who will be talk about about predicting the future. 

Those wishing to attend the luncheon can call Joe Granda at 389-2823 or Dick Adams at 285-9683 for tickets. The cost is $25 per person and reservations must be received by Nov. 6.

3. November at the Center for the Arts

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the November “By Virtue of Place: FSU MFA Alumni Exhibition.”

The artwork displayed in Lauritzen & Rush Galleries brings together a diverse group of artists who share a common experience and geography. They each received their Master of Fine Arts Degrees from Florida State University (FSU), an interdisciplinary graduate program with a strong focus on research and practice.

Nick Collier, interdisciplinary artist employing photography, social practice, and sculpture.

The exhibit will be on display from November 5 -20, Monday – Friday, from 9 am to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Information: marcoislandart.org.

Second Tuesday: The opening reception called Second Tuesday is from 5:30 until 7 p.m., Nov. 13. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

In La Petite Galerie: Cheryl Sachs, is a former educator and art teacher from Illinois.  Her palette reflects ever changing colors, light and textures and uses the simplicity of children’s art work as a source of joy and inspiration.