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Marco Island, May 7, 2019: - Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the invitational exhibit “I See You.” This show investigates the elements of portraiture by four participating artists that handle their respective subjects quite differently in content and medium. The artists are: Mila Bridger, Karen McEwen, Marjorie Pesek and Veronica Winters. These works will be on display in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries from May 1 – 28, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Marco Island Woman’s Club awards scholarships to graduating high school students, who live on Marco Island, and supports various local nonprofit organizations. The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, For more information call President Sue Ellen Welch at at 781-635-5240 or go to marcowomansclub.com.
Want to learn to sail? Marco Island Yacht Club and Marco Island Community Sailing Center will begin classes for Opti Beginners and Opti Advanced Sailors on June 4th! Contact the Marco Yacht club for details
Marco Island’s Top Things for May:
Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31. Adult and Hatchling
turtles get disoriented due to lights. No flashlights or flash
photography after 9 p.m. All beachside lights off or shielded
by 9 p.m.
The life jacket loaner program with loner stations located at beaches is
sponsored by the NCH Safe & Health Children Coalition of Collier County.
City Council will hold a Special-Called Meeting May 7 at 5:30
p.m. for the public interviews/ranking of the city manager candidates.
End of School Teen Party for grades 6-12 at Mackle Park on May 30, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
National Safe Boating Week is May 18 – May 24.
Camp Mackle begins May 31. Enrollment is open – call 239- 642-0575 for details.
City Hall offices will be closed Memorial Day May 27. (Note: Waste Management will be picking up garbage on Memorial Day.)
Marco Island Center for the Artshas partnered with Logiscool to offer classes for youth in coding, programming languages and technologies this summer in the Art Center’s Digital Media Lab. Having children learn coding at a young age helps them with communication, creativity, math and writing. Logiscool students learn algorithmic thinking by playing games relevant to their age group, using their new programming skills! Classes are $200 per student and space is limited. To register call the Art Center at 239-394-4221 or go to www.marcoislandart.org/children-summer-programs.
Called by astute buyers as the “hidden jewel” on Marco Island, the Art Center’s Gift Gallery offers an innovative mix of original artwork, books for children and adults, glass art, greeting cards, special hostess and housewarming gifts, colorful jackets, unique jewelry, distinctive pottery, prints, inspired quilts, toys, woodwork and more. Items are handcrafted by local and regional artists. The Art Center is having a two day sale on Thursday and Friday May 2 - 3, 2019, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. All items will be 10% off.
April & May the Marco Lions Club are looking for new members for information contact Ken Gandy, 239-877-3777.
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.
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.