Mailboxes of Marco calendar project
Second Annual “Art is Everywhere” Mailboxes of Marco calendar is soliciting art from mailbox owners on Marco Island. Submit a high resolution jpeg of the mailbox and a completed waiver, found on the Marco Island Center for the Arts webpage under the About menu. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Allen Band performs
At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Whiskey Park, 3380 Mercantile Ave, Naples. Information: benallendband.com.
Jim Breuer performs
The comedian performs Saturday, Sept. 4, at Off The Hook Comedy Club, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, No. 1100. $30 general admission, plus a fee. 6 and 8 p.m. are show times. Information: offthehookcomedy.com or 239-389-6901.
‘Florida Fiddler Show’
The Great Florida Cattle Drive is narrated by American cowboy, poet, philosopher, Baxter Black, produced at LiveOakProductionGroup.com by Elam Stoltzfus and Nic Stotzfus with Doyle Connor Jr. (Foreword) and Patrick Smith (Foreword). The show is at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 8 and 10; 3 p.m., and Sept. 12 – Live Music by J.Robert at The Marco Players Theater, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Tickets, $38.50. Information: TheMarcoPlayers.com or 239-642-7270.
Second Tuesday and exhibit
Join Marco Island Center for the Arts for Second Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14, and enjoy exhibitions that highlight the artistry of the fabric art of Peggy Keigley and the unique appeal of local artists’ color palette. In the Lauritzen and Rush Galleries a Call to Artist (CTA) exhibition features the choices of color palettes used by artists. Palettes: Warm, Cool, and Complementary highlights the work of over 30 local artists that use their palette to convey emotion, energy, and vibrancy. In La Petite Galerie the Art Center welcomes fiber Artist Peggy Keigley. A 25-year veteran quilter, Keigley has taken her passion for fabric, sewing and quilting to a new level the past six years with Fabric Art. This type of art is a departure from traditional quilting, that allows Keigley to utilize more freedom in design with her stitching and fabric. This unique La Petite exhibition remain throughout the month closing on Oct. 5. Information: 239-394-4221, marcoislandart.org.
At 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, at Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. Tickets from $36, parking $25. Information: hertzarena.com or 239-948-7825.
The Naples Art Private Collection
Naples Art, 585 Park St., Naples. 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays through Oct. 31. The local art organization is showing some of the more than 250 works of art it has amassed since its founding. These range from local works to pieces from artists such as Purvis Young and James Rosenquist and were either donated by artists or supporters engaged with the organization’s educational mission. Information: naplesart.org or 239-262-6517.
Warm, Cool, Complementary Colors
From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays, through Oct. 5. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Exhibition with summer relaxation in mind, juxtaposing cool and warm. La Petite – Terry Carter works through Sept 7. Gift shop of local, regional art and artisan works. Information: 239-394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org.
‘Rediscover Rookery Bay’
Friends of Rookery Bay is presenting a “Rediscover Rookery Bay” art exhibit now through Oct. 29 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. The show features three works each by local photographers Dennis Goodman, Jean Hall and Martin Strasmore, and painters Paul Arsenault, Muffy Clark Gill and Dora Knuteson. Most of the works are for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Friends of Rookery Bay. The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and free for Friends of Rookery Bay members, Association of Nature Center Administrators reciprocal program participants, and active and retired military personnel and their families. Guests may apply their admission fee toward Friends of Rookery Bay membership on the day of their visit. Learn more at rookerybay.org or call 239-530-5972.
Koreshan State Park Farmers Market
The Sunday Farmers Market at Koreshan State Park continues every Sunday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Local produce, honey, fresh guacamole and salsas, sea glass, jewelry, street food, arts and crafts, tie-dye and more. Free with paid park admission ($5 for up to 8 in vehicle, $4 for single occupancy vehicle, $2 for bikes and pedestrians). Vendor applications @ http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market-application-2/. Volunteers needed for the farmers market and other Koreshan State Park Events. If interested: email@example.com.
More Key Marco artifacts join Cat
Thanks to an unprecedented five-year loan extension by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, the world-famous Key Marco Cat will continue on exhibit at the Marco Island Historical Museum (MIHM) through 2026. Through April 30, 2024, 13 additional Key Marco artifacts from the PENN Museum will be on exhibit at MIHM. Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 239.389.6447 or visit theMIHS.org.
Marco Island Writers
Writers of all skill levels welcome. Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month except September at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island. Information: 239-784-2637.
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
The attraction at 300 Tower Road in Naples has reopened after being closed for the past year during the height of the pandemic. The wooded property along Henderson Creek features aquariums, a touch tank with marine critters, natural history exhibits, art gallery, gift shop, picnic areas and walking trails. Hours are 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The center will be closed July 5for Independence Day. Admission of $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 benefits the Friends of Rookery Bay, a nonprofit that supports the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Guests may apply their admis
sion fee toward Friends of Rookery Bay membership on the day of their visit. Active and retired military personnel and family members are free year-round. More at rookerybay.org or call 239-530-5972.
Koreshan Unity Settlement
Explore the 19th century religious Koreshan Unity Settlement, its structures, and gardens. Join guided walking tours in Koreshan State Park and learn about these idealistic pioneers. Guided Tours are $10, non-refundable, and may be purchased online only at http://friendsofkoreshan.org/shop/guided-tours/historic-settlement-tours/.
Did you know Naples is home to one of the top 10 car museums in the world? If you haven’t done so yet, check out this amazing collection of vehicles assembled over decades. 2500 Horseshoe Drive S. Visitors must observe COVID-19 protocols. Reserve tickets online for specific dates and times in advance. No walkups. Information: revinstitute.org or 239-687-REVS.
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
Did you know Collier County is home to the largest state park in Florida? Explore this mesmerizing trip back to yesteryear and see wildlife in the wild. Safety protocols in place. Open 8 a.m. to sunset; $3 vehicle fee. 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 adventure into the beautiful waters of Rookery Bay Reserve. With our kayak tours, guests paddle through beautiful mangrove tunnels, teeming mudflats and intricate oyster reefs while searching for amazing wildlife like sea stars, large snails, birds, dolphins and manatees. Our boat tours are small 6-passenger boats and offer a…
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