3 To Do: Hope event; Art in the Glades

Marco Eagle

      1. Meals of Hope’ packaging event

      Marco Island Meals of Hope confirmed today its annual packaging event will be 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at Marco Island Charter Middle School.

      File: Nov. 15, 2015, Catherine Thonig, left, Matt Basler, Susan Ackerson, and Diane Chestnut work together to bag up meals at Charter Middle, approximately 500 Meals of Hope volunteers packed over 425,000 meals to feed the hungry in Southwest Florida.

      The packaging event draws together over 500 volunteers as part of Team Hope, packaging over 200,000 meals for those in need.

      To volunteer as part of the packaging event please visit www.mohmi.org and register. This year’s event will feature the music of Kevin Fitzgerald.

      Information: Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris at 239-642-6020 or visit www.mohmi.org.  

      2. Art in the Glades

      The first Everglades City arts and crafts fair of the winter season takes place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.,  Saturday, Nov. 17, in McLeod Park.

      Come along to see what new items have been created over the summer.

      Vendors are invited to set up a table at no charge.

      Information: Marya at 695-2905.

      3. Historical Everglades Bank discussion

      At 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind Everglades Community Church, for an Historical Evening focusing on the Old Bank Building in Everglades City.

      There will be an illustrated presentation about its history as the first bank in the county and its use after the bank moved in 1962.

      The Bank of Everglades on Broadway West in Everglades looking north east. The bank opened on July 9, 1923 and was moved to this building, its third location, in 1926. It was the only bank in Collier County until 1949. Moved to Immokalee in 1962.

      “We hope to hear from local people who remember when the vault had money and later when the Everglades Echo was published there. We also ponder what will happen in the future to this listed building which is one of the ‘Eleven to Save’ nominated by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.” 

      There is no charge but reservations are requested. Information: www.evergladeshistorical.org or Marya at 695-2905.