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The “Space Art” work of Chris Calle will be on display at Marco Island Center for the Arts through early May 2019. He is the son of Paul Calle, one of the first eight artists chosen by NASA in 1962 to document the American Space Program’s Project Mercury. Chris Calle will be present at the Art Center’s SPACE: The Final Frontier High School Art Competition Award ceremony on Friday, April 26 at 6:00 pm. The High School show runs from April 22 – 26, 2019 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The Art Center is at 1010 Winterberry Drive on Marco Island. It is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Art-in-the-Glades is only one of the events in historic Everglades City onSaturday, April 27.
Besides the arts & crafts fair in McLeod Park, the Museum is celebrating its 21st Birthday with antique cars, a guided walking tour of old buildings, a concert by the Dixieland Jazz Band, and lunch cooked by the Lions Club. There will also be the official recognition of our little City as a “Trail Town” by the Department of Environmental Protection, the first south of Lake Okeechobee.
The day starts are 10:00 a.m. with the official ceremonies at 11:00 a.m. on the steps of City Hall. Everyone is welcome and there is no admission charge.
Marco Island, April 11, 2019: - Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the artwork of Collier County high school students that are competing for prize money for themselves and their schools. This themed exhibition will run from April 22 – 26, 2019, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The exhibition will be on display in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries. The closing reception will be held on Friday April 26th from 5:45 – 7:00 pm. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 6:00 pm.
Marco Island Center for the Artsis pleased to announce the classes for the 2019 Summer with Art Youth Program ages 6 - 14 can explore, discover and develop their visions. June and July classes will emphasize imagination and creativity through maturing of a youth’s artistic skills to build confidence and critical thinking skills while being fun. The instructors are teaching professionals and artists with diverse backgrounds in the arts. The Marco Island Shell Club will also be teaching a three-day class on Shell Art.
The 31st Annual Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach will be held, April 21, 7 a.m. on the beach at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145. Alan Sandlin will begin the service, Dr. Greg Poland will lead the opening prayer, Pastor Scott Kerens will lead the prayer prior to the preaching of the Word and Pastor Thomas McCulley will lead the closing moments and prayer. Pastor Steve Schoof will give the Easter message titled, “The Resurrection of Jesus transforms hopelessness into hopefulness, NOW.”During the Prelude, Sandy and John Stein will be performing on flute and piano and special music during the service will be provided by renowned saxophonist Eirinn Abú. Beach access is north of the Marriott Spa and the public access path north of the Madeira Condominium. Marco Police will direct traffic and assist with parking. Resident's Beach parking lot will open at 6 a.m. for member parking. Dress casual; bring your own blanket or chair. Musical prelude at 6:45 a.m, handicap parking will be available near the Marriott Spa with golf carts to assist to the edge of the beach.
Artini of Marco is a cool and fun event to raise funds in support of Marco Island Center for the Arts and the greater mission of the Center for the Arts to promote education and appreciation of the arts. By accomplishing that, the Center enhances the quality of life for Marco Island and its visitors.
Doors will open at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 17th. There is special ticket pricing until April 1st of $30 for Art Center members and $35 for non-members.After April 1st, prices to attend the event will be $50 and $55. Attendees must be 21 and older.
J.Robert’s Florida Songs Jamboree is preparing its 2019 winter series at the Margood Harbor Theater. The show featuring songwriters who have composed and recorded original Florida music. Every last Friday evening of the month from 6:30 to 9 pm, songwriters take the stage to share tales and original music from Americana and old timey music to heritage blues, southern rock, and trop rock and Caribbean jazz. Information at www.FloridaFiddlerShow.com
Stolen Vessel Warning!!
Boater owners can reduce the risk of theft by the following methods include:
·Move the boat lift’s electrical power shut-off inside your house.
·Secure the boat to the lift.
·Secure the lift to the dock.
·Install an alarm system on your dock.
·Install a GPS enable alarm system on your boat.
·Installing covert fuel cut-off or ignition / battery switches.
·Exterior lighting that shines on your vessel and dock.
·Remove the keys from your boat when on the lift.
·Removing all valuables to include GPS, Radar, and Radios.
·Report all and any suspicios activity.
America’s Boating Club – Marco Island helps people gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to be better boaters, Burson said.
For more details about the Club’s courses, please visit www.marcoboatingclub.org or call Tom Ryan at 239/887-1556.
Who was Barron Collier?
Read about the amazing man who bought over 1 million acres of South Florida land and had a county named after him.
Besides completing the Tamiami Trail across the swamp and developing Everglades City, he also owned a group of resort hotels which attracted the rich and famous to Useppa, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Boca Grande, Lakeland, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, and to the most renown one, the Everglades Rod & Gun Club. But that’s not all -- he operated a telephone service, published newspapers, and provided transportation on ships and buses.
And, he was a big player during the Roaring Twenties in New York City where he hobnobbed with important people and reduced traffic accidents with his “Aunty J. Walker” campaign. He had grown up in Memphis and made his fortune in streetcar advertising which he used to promote charitable causes such as the Boy Scouts.
A new book EVERGLADES ENTREPRENEUR by local historian Marya Repko summarizes it all in her flowing prose illustrated by a plethora of old photos. To order online, see www.ecity-publishing.com or for more information, call the author at (239) 695-2905.
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Convinced you have a “book in you” waiting to get out? Want to write your memoir, family history, poetry, short stories, or a novel? Questions about publishing and marketing? Marco Island Writers, Inc., can help you with that. We offer inspiration, guidance, workshops, and lots of resources. Our motto is “Writers helping writers.”Check us out on the MI Chamber blog, or at our website www.marcoislandwritersinc.com for further information.Join us at our monthly meeting, the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except September 2016), at MI Center for the Arts, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1010 Winterberry Drive.First visit is free of charge – come check us out.