3 To Do: Back to nature, 'Hope'

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1. Saturday: National Estuaries Day Celebration

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

A snowy egret poses for a boat tour at Rookery Bay.

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!

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

Visit Max Hasse on Saturday for a community-wide yard sale. If you want to reserve a spot to sell items, call 239-252-4200. Reservation fee is $10.

The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at Max A. Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples.

3. Monday: Happy Hour for Hope

Marco Island Meals of Hope’s September “Happy Hour for Hope” will be Monday, Sept. 30, at Pinchers, 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island.

Glasses with different beverages

Live entertainment will be provided by Rosetta Stone. Happy Hours for Hope are fundraisers for Marco Island’s Meals of Hope. The $20 admission fee is a donation, not a ticket.

The funds help the organization buy food for its packaging event in November.

Information: 239- 642-6020 or mohmi.org.