Knights of Columbus car show

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host their first car show fundraiser in the parking lot of the San Marco Parish Center from 9:30 am until 3 p.m.

If you own a vintage, sports, hot rod, muscle car or other vehicle you feel is show quality bring it to the show. 

The car entry fee is $20 and includes lunch. The spectator fee is $5. Trophies will be awarded in 10 categories. 

The Knights of Columbus “chefs” will be cooking hamburgers and hot dogs for purchase. Soda and water will also be available. There will be two 50/50 drawings during the day. Steve Reynolds will be the guest MC and will be playing ‘50s and ‘60s music.

A special treat for the show will be the Celtic Spirit Irish dancers.

This event is open to the public and promises to be a great show. 

Information: John De Rosa at 239-272-0816 or visit

Marco Island Christmas home tour

Members of Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary and the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island have been meeting for several months, collaboratively planning the Marco Island Christmas Home Tour. 

A tour of four homes beautifully decorated for the holidays will take place from 12:30 until 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. Each home will feature its own bites and beverages for the guests to enjoy.

Christmas centerpieces created by blue ribbon designers will be on display and available to take home by purchasing raffle tickets.

Red and white poinsettias and garden calendars will also be available for purchase.

All purchases are to be made by cash or check. Limited tickets are currently available on

The ticket price includes deluxe motor coach transportation, departing promptly from the United Church of Marco parking lot at 12:45 p.m., and returning at 5. Proceeds from the Christmas Home Tour will benefit the Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island and the Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary; both are non-profit organizations.

Information: 239 207-9116.

Francis Rooney to speak

Congressman Francis Rooney will be the guest speaker for the Caxambas Republican Club at the Marco Island Yacht Club; 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 16.

Congressman Rooney will speak about water quality issues; the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP); term limits and deregulation.

Seats limited. $40 per person includes appetizers.

RSVP to Litha Berger at or call 954-594-4990.

Imagination Ball is slated for Feb. 1

There will be magic in the air the evening of Feb. 1, in the new Banyan Ballroom at the JW Marriott Marco Island for the 2019 American Cancer Society Imagination Ball, “A Magical Night to Finish the Fight.”

This gala fundraiser, chaired by Debra Shanahan for the 7th consecutive year, will feature fine food, music, both live and silent auctions and the presentation of the prestigious Grado Award to Marco Island residents Gary and Anne Landis.

This enchanted evening will feature fine food, music, both live and silent auctions, and the presentation of the prestigious Grado Award to Marco Island philanthropists Gary and Anne Landis.

Named in honor of the late John Grado and his wife Corrie for their years of service to the American Cancer Society, the award recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly in the fight against cancer.

The Landis family has been making their mark on Marco Island for many years. Gary first came to the island in the 1950s with his parents. He fondly recalls his first visit to the area as a youngster, staying at the Beachcomber Hotel in Naples and making the adventurous journey down to the waters of Goodland and Marco Island to fish.

For more information, please contact your American Cancer Society at 239-642-6217 or


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