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ACBL-sanctioned bridge at 1PM each Tuesday at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive – starting Dec. 18, 2018. The game will be suspended for the holidays -December 25 and January 1 - and resumes Tuesday, January 8, 2019. For further information and partnerships, contact Richard Perlman at (609)306-9732.
The first Everglades City arts & crafts fair of the winter season takes place on Saturday, November 17, from 10am to 1pm in McLeod Park. Come along to see what new items have been created over the summer. Vendors are invited to set up a table at no charge. For info, phone Marya at 695-2905.
Join us on Friday, November 16, for an Historical Evening focusing on the Old Bank Building in Everglades City. There will be an illustrated presentation about its history as the first bank in the County and its use after the bank moved in 1962. We hope to hear from local people who remember when the vault had money and later when the “Everglades Echo” was published there. We also ponder what will happen in the future to this listed building which is one of the “Eleven to Save” nominated by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. The event takes place at 5:30pm in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind Everglades Community Church. There is no charge but reservations are requested. For info and to book your places, see www.evergladeshistorical.org or phone Marya at 695-2905.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Council designated The Food Pantry as the beneficiary for this event. The cost, $12 per person, $5 for children under 12. Dinner includes spaghetti with marinara sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, Italian bread, and dessert with beverages and cash bar. Take out is available. This event is open to the public .
MEALS OF HOPE PACKAGING EVENT
Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:30a.m. to 10:30a.m. Marco Island Charter Middle School
1401 Trinidad Avenue, Marco Island, FL 34145
For more information concerning Marco Island Meals of Hope please visit www.mohmi.org
Or please contact Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris at (239) 642-6020.
We are looking for 500 volunteers ages and abilities to assemble meals. What
better way to spend two hours than by helping to feed thousands of people in
our own community.
-Marco Island Center for the Arts is looking for creative individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations to increase the holiday spirit by decorating a tree for the Art Center’s annual Festival of Trees.
The Festival of Trees is a holiday event at Marco Island Center for the Arts and dollars raised benefit the nonprofit’s classes for children and adults, and art exhibitions . The 5th annual Festival of Trees is November 27 – 29, 2018. The Festival offers students, individuals, families, businesses, clubs, and organizations a unique opportunity to participate in this annual holiday fundraiser.
Three foot trees or smaller can be decorated with any style or theme you choose, Tree decorators will be responsible for providing a tree and all lighting anddecorating materials. Electrical outlets are available. A limited number of spaces are available. Register early. There is no registration fee! Registration forms are available at the Art Center or can be downloaded at www.marcoislandart.org
There will be a silent auction for the trees. This is a joint fund raising effort with the decorator and Marco Island Center for the Arts. Each will receive 50% of the net proceeds. You can also elect to submit a tree that is Not for Sale.
The trees will be judged by the “Marco Island Christmas House Decorating Committee” elves from 5:30 – 6:00 pm on November 27, 2018. A prize will be awarded for the 1st place winner
The Marco Island Art Center staff is so pleased to share that our gallery space is re-opening and we have an amazing exhibition to kick-off the season. The FSU MFA Alumni Exhibition brings in outstanding artists from throughout the state and has been planned for over two years. Plus, the artist showing in La Petite Galerie, Cheryl Sachs, will make many smile by her use of color and textures.
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.
Marco Island, October 19, 2018: - Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the December“Mini Masters” silent auction and sale in the Art Center’s atrium December 4 – 20, 2018, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.A silent auction of these works will begin on December 4th and end at 6:30 pm during the 2nd Tuesday Reception on December 11th. Remaining Mini Masters will be in the Atrium until December 20th and available for purchase at $40 each.
When you mention Everglades City, people always say “Oh, the famous Seafood Festival!”
Your company name and logo could be seen by the huge crowds that flock to this traditional event. This is just one of the opportunities offered for sponsorship at the Everglades Seafood Festival. Or, you could sponsor a beer tent which is visited by crowds as they enjoy their weekend here. Your company name will be on a large banner over the tent and will get announced from the stage. For more information, see www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org or phone (239) 695-2277.
Marco Island, October 15, 2018: - Start your Artful Shopping Season early! The Gift Gallery at Marco Island Center for the Arts is now open on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm through November 17th. Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and during select events.
PROCEEDS TO THE ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Rehearsal for Murder
Adapted by D.D. Brooke; From the teleplay by Richard Levinson and William Link
Performances are Wednesday thru Saturday, 8 pm; Sundays, 3 pm from October 24 – November 11, 2018. This is a thrilling theatrical murder mystery in which the stage is used to solve the mystery of a surprise murder that occurred exactly one year ago! Tickets are $32 or $34 and available from themarcoplayers.com or (239) 642-7270
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