SWFLA To Do List: Enjoyable run, summer time camps, extra – Marco Eagle

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YMCA summer time camps

The YMCA of Southwest Florida is internet hosting summer time camps beginning at varied areas in Lee County. The Bonita Springs Recreation Center, 26740 Pine Ave, Bonita Springs, might be internet hosting conventional and teenage management summer time camps Monday via Friday from now till Aug. 5. Camp hours run from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. There is a $30 charge to register for summer time camps. Parents or guardians can register on-line on the YMCA web site or in individual at a YMCA location. The value of the summer time camps varies by location. Information: go to ymcaswfl.org/packages/child-care/summer-camps.

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Jo-Ann Sanborn at Sheldon Fine Art

Everglades’ artist Jo-Ann Sanborn, a widely known regional artist who has exhibited her work all through the Northeast, from Marco Island to Portland, Maine, is at the moment on show at Sheldon Fine Art Naples at 460 Fifth Avenue South, Naples. Sanborn’s work might be seen at http://joannsanborn.com. She lives and works on Marco Island, the place she maintains her studio and continues to hone her craft.

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Art at City Hall

The City of Marco Island is internet hosting a brand new artwork show at City Hall that includes native artists and “Travel: Oh the Places You’ve Been!” The metropolis may have an open home on the fourth Wednesday of every month starting at 4:30 p.m., June 22, for the general public to view the present artwork exhibit. Art at City Hall celebrates native artists by displaying their work inside City Hall and highlighting Marco Island’s distinctive atmosphere and the creativity of our native expertise. Every three to 4 months there’s a new theme and a name to artists is shipped soliciting paintings that aligns with that theme. The artists who contributed to the present exhibit embody Ann Megna, Austin Bell, Karen McEwen, JoAnn Brandau, Nancy Norman, Lynn David Nathanson, Pamela Shudes, Joseph Parisi, Barbara Parisi, Judith Chinski, James Robellard, David Fuller, Robert Kenedi, Barbi Dalton, and Mary Pat Palombo. For further details about tips on how to take part in Art at City Hall, contact Casey Lucius at [email protected]

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‘Alice’ re-imagined

Island Theater Company presents “Alice” re-imagined for 2022. This yr’s summer time camp has our younger actors, ages 8 to 16 pulling out all of the stops for his or her summer time efficiency. As Bella Oliver, age 13, mentioned “In this show the cast has really taken the lead. Directing everything. We really have a say in what we are doing.” This yr, Pat Berry, one of many founders of ITC and the producer for this present, determined handy the reigns over to the forged and allow them to make all the choices, all the things from casting and directing to costuming and set design. Every choice was made by the complete forged. This present is free to the general public. Donations will gladly be accepted for future youth performances. Dates are Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, 7 p.m., on the Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. Information: 239-394-0080.

Steve Hytner at Off the Hook

The comic performs June 24-26 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $25 basic admission, plus a charge. 6 and eight p.m. Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25; and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Information: offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901.

Cultural Happy Hours

From 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, with half-hour every of social with appetizers and efficiency. United Art Council Gallery, 967 Fourth Ave. North, Naples. June 27 —”Dan Heck & Jazz News,” that includes jazz guitarist Dan Heck with tunes from his upcoming album. Art from Mary Kaye Rueth & the Thrive Healing Arts Project and Chelsey Rahtjen. Cost $25. Information: artsplanet.org or 239-465-8132.

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Michelle ‘Shelly Belly’ Rider at Off the Hook

The comic performs June 28-29 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $25 basic admission, plus a charge. 7 p.m. every night time. Information: offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901.

Birds of Paradise: Historical Museum presents the feathered pals of South Florida

The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) is internet hosting a brand new exhibit, “Birds of Paradise: The Birds of South Florida and the Everglades,” that includes oil work and blended media works by artist Inez Hudson. The exhibit runs June 28 via Oct. 1, on the Marco Island Historical Museum. There might be a gap reception from 4:30 till 6 p.m., Thursday, July 14. The exhibit is free and open to the general public. The Marco Island Historical Museum is positioned at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. The museum is open Tuesday via Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and the positioning is accessible for individuals who want it. For info, go to themihs.org or name 239-252-1440.

Samuel Comroe at Off the Hook

The comic performs June 30-July 3 at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $25 basic admission, plus a charge. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30; 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, July 1; 6:30 and eight:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2; 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Information: offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901.


Conservancy Little Explorers

Thursdays, 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. via August. Little Explorer Play Zone within the Nature Center, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. Preschool packages for ages 18 months to five years outdated, with varied themes for every month — June, ocean animals like seahorses; July, nature, resembling monitoring critters and studying the place turles reside; August, land animals, resembling dwelling like a black bear. Plan your go to round one of many each day talks for adults at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15p.m. Free with admission. $17.95 adults, $9.95 ages 3 and older. See particulars on the web site, conservancy.org or name 239-262-0304.

The Factory Run Club

At 6.30 p.m., Tuesdays. Paradise Coast Sports Complex, 3940 City Gate Blvd. N., Naples. The Factory Run Club is a enjoyable social run across the lake loop — just below 1 mile — adjoining to The Cove on the Paradise Coast Sports Complex. Your talent stage is the best one. Jog a single lap or run as many as you select. Drinks at The Cove afterward are discounted for members. And you’ll be prepared to chill off after that virtuous exercise. You get a R.I.O.T. shirt after finishing eight runs. And it’s free, free, free.

Celebrate Earth with the Marco Island Center for the Arts

The Marco Island Center for the Arts will characteristic a ‘Celebrate Earth’ exhibition and speaker sequence that highlights the necessity to defend the great thing about our pure world. Participating artists – Judy Becker, Judy Chinski, Deborah Martin, Glory Sheba Spinuzzi and Karen Swanker – will exhibit works that emphasize the great thing about our environment by utilizing totally different mediums to convey this message. ‘Celebrate Earth’ within the Lauritzen and Rush Galleries via July 5. This exhibition consists of a speaker sequence on environmental stewardship and methods to make a distinction in saving the planet. The speaker periods are free to attend. RSVP to carry your seat on our occasion calendar at marcoislandart.org/events-calendar/.

Rookery workers, volunteer artwork present

Friends of Rookery Bay presents “The Land They Love: Rookery Bay Reserve Staff and Volunteer Art Show,” now via Oct. 28 within the artwork gallery on the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Two workers members and 10 volunteers share their insights of the 110,000-acre reserve by showcasing their pictures and work. Most of the gadgets are on the market. The artists are Paul Allen, Geoffrey Britt, Terri Caton, Ann D’Allesandro, Sarah Falkowski, Jean Hall, Keith Laakkonen, Kathleen Lunday, Terry Lumb, Macy Noll, Evan Sherer and Martin Strasmore. The heart is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday via Saturday. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for youngsters ages 6-12, free for energetic and retired navy personnel and their households, and free on the second Saturday every month for Collier County residents. On Fridays from June 17 via July 22, the middle hosts BOGO Family Fridays that embody arts and crafts, “Meet the Librarian” story time and household motion pictures. Learn extra at rookerybay.org or name 239-530-5972.

Fiber arts 

From 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. each day (8 a.m. members) via June 26. Kapnick Hall, Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. An exhibition of fiber artwork, together with pure fibers resembling silk and cotton and supplies resembling pine needles and reeds. Some artists whose works are within the exhibition might be on the backyard, engaged on choose dates so guests might even see their strategies: Muffy Clark Gill (April 23 and June 18), Dusty Holmes (April 30, May 7 and June 25) and Roseline Young. Garden admission $25, $10 ages 4-7. Information: naplesgarden.org or 239-643-7275.

Summer camp registration

 Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Announces Wild Florida Adventure Camp registration, with weeklong packages for youths aged 6 to 10 working now via Aug. 26 with themes from swamp sleuthing to “insect investigators” to “Wild Wings and Bird Nerds” to “Animal Architects.” Rates, instances and availability of before- and after-care at corkscrew.audubon.org/summer-camp-22.

Free summer time artwork packages

Marco Island Center for the Arts is increasing entry to arts packages for younger folks in Collier County for the second yr in a row by providing their whole slate of youngsters’s summer time courses freed from cost to candidates. Each yr Marco Island Center for the Arts works to extend the alternatives to carry the subsequent technology of artists and artwork patrons into the classroom with nice educating artists and modern packages.  Expanding the subsequent technology of artists means creating packages which might be out there to all college students and decreasing obstacles to entry together with value. The 2022 slate of Children’s Summer Classes consists of conventional visible artwork courses in addition to performing arts choices. Registrations are being accepted on a primary come, first serve foundation. Classes are filling up shortly. Information about particular courses might be discovered on the Art Center’s web site at https://www.marcoislandart.org/childrens-summer-classes/.

History classes at Collier County museums

Collier County has a wealthy historical past, and there is 5 museums to find out about it — Collier Museum at Government Center (Naples), Museum of the Everglades, Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, Naples Depot Museum, and Marco Island Historical Museum. Visit colliermuseums.com to study extra.

Koreshan strolling tour

Discover the varied botanical specimens collected by the Utopian pioneer Koreshans and their particular function on this strolling tour. Guests will tour the late 18th/early twentieth century settlement and study the historical past of this progressive society which promoted ladies’s proper to vote, equality of the sexes and schooling for all. Cost: $10 and $4 park admission. Purchase tickets on-line at  friendsofkoreshan.org/page-7741.

‘The Everglades: A World Worth Keeping’

At Rosen Gallery, 2172 J&C Blvd., Naples. Julie Kimball’s summary panorama present. Information: 239-405-2826.

Batik/rozome or shibori dyeing of silk scarfs or work

Classes at Inspirations Gallery, 5450B Shirley Street, Naples. All ranges welcome. $150 plus $50 provides for 4 afternoons. Call or electronic mail for days: 603-686-2187 or [email protected] 

Third Street South Famers Market

From 7:30-11:30 a.m. each Saturday. Parking lot behind Tommy Bahama off Third Street South in Old Naples; Entry is from thirteenth Avenue South. Fresh produce, flowers, pastas, seafood, baked items, ready meals, jams, relishes, fresh-roasted espresso, extra. Music, canine treats.

Koreshan State Park Farmers Market

The Sunday Farmers Market at Koreshan State Park continues each Sunday from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. Local produce, honey, contemporary guacamole and salsas, sea glass, jewellery, avenue meals, arts and crafts, tie-dye and extra. Free with paid park admission $4 for single occupancy or $5 for as much as eight folks in car). Vendor functions @ http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market-application-2/. Park entrance charge required. $4 single occupancy or $5 for as much as eight in car. Please carry actual change, no change offered. Credit card fee can solely be made on-line @ https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/koreshan-state-park. No further value for the occasion. Volunteers wanted for the farmers market and different Koreshan State Park Events. If : [email protected]

Key Marco artifacts

Thanks to an unprecedented five-year mortgage extension by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, the world-famous Key Marco Cat will proceed on exhibit on the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) via 2026. Through April 30, 2024, 13 further Key Marco artifacts from the PENN Museum might be on exhibit at MIHM. Marco Island Historical Museum is positioned at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Open Tuesday via Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For info, name 239-389-6447 or go to theMIHS.org.

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

The attraction at 300 Tower Road in Naples options aquariums, a contact tank with marine critters, pure historical past reveals, artwork gallery, reward store, butterfly backyard, picnic areas and strolling trails. Hours are 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission of $8 for adults and $5 for youngsters ages 6-12 advantages the Friends of Rookery Bay, a nonprofit that helps the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Guests could apply their admission charge towards Friends of Rookery Bay membership on the day of their go to. Active and retired navy personnel and relations are free year-round, as are friends on kayak and boat ecotours booked via Friends of Rookery Bay. More at rookerybay.org or name 239-530-5972.

Koreshan Unity Settlement

Explore the nineteenth century non secular Koreshan Unity Settlement, its buildings, and gardens. Join guided strolling excursions in Koreshan State Park and find out about these idealistic pioneers. Guided Tours are $10, non-refundable, and could also be bought on-line solely at http://friendsofkoreshan.org/store/guided-tours/historic-settlement-tours/.

Revs Institute

Did you recognize Naples is dwelling to one of many high 10 automotive museums on the planet? If you have not carried out so but, try this superb assortment of autos assembled over many years. 2500 Horseshoe Drive S. Visitors should observe COVID-19 protocols. Reserve tickets on-line for particular dates and instances prematurely. No walkups. Information: revinstitute.org or 239-687-REVS.

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Did you recognize Collier County is dwelling to the most important state park in Florida? Explore this mesmerizing journey again to yesteryear and see wildlife within the wild. Safety protocols in place. Open 8 a.m. to sundown; $3 car charge. 137 Coastline Drive, Copeland. Information: floridastateparks.org; 239-695-4953.

Rookery Bay Eco Kayak & Boat Tours

Join Rookery Bay Research Reserve for a guided boat tour or kayak journey into the attractive waters of Rookery Bay Reserve. With our kayak excursions, friends paddle via lovely mangrove tunnels, teeming mudflats and complicated oyster reefs whereas looking for superb wildlife like sea stars, massive snails, birds, dolphins and manatees. Our boat excursions are small 6-passenger boats and supply a snug and informative experience. Guests can select from totally different excursions together with a shelling journey to a abandoned a barrier island or a sundown tour. Find out extra at RookeryBay.org or name 239-530-5972. 

Paradise Chess Club

Every Saturday from 12:30 till 3:30 p.m. at Stonewall,- 551 S Collier Blvd., Marco Island. All ages and ranges welcome. Chess boards and items out there. Outdoor seating space. Information: [email protected]

Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

Now open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on daily basis, at 3075 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel. Admission is $23.95 for adults (18 and older), $21.95 for seniors, $14.95 youth (12 to 17) and college students with their ID, $8.95 for youngsters (5 to 11) and free to kids youthful than 5 and energetic navy. Visitors who bike to the museum obtain $1 off admission. Information: 239-395-2233, shellmuseum.org. 

IMAG History & Science Center

Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers. Tickets can be found on-line, and advance ticket purchases are crucial at the moment to restrict the variety of friends in accordance with CDC suggestions. Information: theimag.org.

Gordon River Greenway

A hidden gem in Naples is the Gordon River Greenway. Walk, experience your bike or kayak on or alongside the scenic from 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. each day. There’s 12-foot huge pathways and 10-foot-wide elevated boardwalks. Restrooms and different facilities out there. (1596 Golden Gate Parkway; 239-252-4000 or gordonrivergreenway.org)

Naples Zoo

New hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. Offering timed on-line tickets to most people. All friends might be required to order a timed ticket on-line, with decreased ticket costs. Tickets can solely be bought on-line. Information: 239-262-5409, napleszoo.org.

Golden Gate Community Farmers Market

Open year-round, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate; Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 11725 Collier Blvd., Golden Gate. Visit farmermarket2.com for extra. 

Farmer Mike’s U-Pick

Open 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., Wednesdays to Sundays, year-round at 26031 Morton Ave., Bonita Springs with an onsite market and cafe, in addition to U-pick produce and flowers. Call 239-498-4576 or click on farmermikesupick.com for extra. 

Immokalee State Farmers Market

Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. each day year-round at 424 New Market Road E., Immokalee. For extra, name 239-658-3505 or go to fdacs.gov.


Celebrate in Historic E-City

Everglades City is all the time first! It was the unique Collier County seat nearly 100 years in the past and is the primary within the space to have a good time Independence Day. This yr the festivities are on Saturday, July 2, beginning at 10 a.m. with the opening ceremony on the steps of City Hall (the outdated County Courthouse) adopted by the Patriotic Parade across the city. The theme is “Red, White, and Blue” and there are prizes for the very best entries which might be something from golf carts to swamp buggies or embellished floats. This free family-fun occasion continues in McLeod Park behind the tennis courts with sizzling canines, kiddies’ contests, prize-giving, and a raffle. The day is rounded out with spectacular fireworks at 9 p.m. so you can also make it a mini-vacation by having a scrumptious dinner and staying in one of many native hostelries. See VisitEvergladesCity.com.

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