3 To Do: National Estuaries Day, more

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File: Martin Strasmore, of Naples and a friend of Rookery Bay, paddles through the mangrove canopy.

1. This weekend: National Estuaries Day celebration

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is celebrating National Estuaries Day with a free day of fun and activities at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.

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This free event includes entrance to the Environmental Learning Center, staff-narrated boat trips, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding demos, touch tanks, live animal presentations, crafts, Junior Scientist lab activities and more!

Additionally, foods truck will be on site during lunch hours.

The event is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Sept. 28. Free admission and free activities (including boat rides and kayaking). 

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and is located at 300 Tower Road, Naples.

Information rookerybay.org or 239-530-5940.

2. Now playing: ‘Dames at Sea’

Select dates Wednesday through Sunday, now through Nov. 2, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.

Tuesday performances available after October. Tickets range $42 to $62.

Information: Broadwaypalm.com. 239-278-4422.

3. Last chance: ‘Building A Dream’

Entitled “Building A Dream,” the exhibit is the 25 year history of the Marco Island Historical Society. 

Jeff and Chelsy Weber of Maryland look over displays in the Marco Island Historical Museum's "Building a Dream" exhibit.

The exhibit ends Sept. 26 and is located in the museum’s Sandlin Gallery thanks, in part, to a generous grant from the Island Country Club Charitable Foundation.

The exhibit tells the story of what began as a small-but-passionate friends’ group ultimately resulted in the construction of an award-winning institution now staffed by a team of career professionals.

This exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of the MIHS by looking back at its history, exploring not only how the organization’s role has changed since its establishment, but also asking the visitor where it goes from here.

The museum is located at 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island.