CALENDAR OF EVENTS




FEBRUARY
112nd Tuesday Opening - (Planes, Trains & Automobiles), Booksigning - Kristy Kutch,
        Marco Island Center for the Arts, 5.30 - 7pm
11-13  Valentine’s Bead Party, Blue Mangrove Gallery, Town Center Mall
12Local Authors Event - Sunshine Book Sellers, 677 S. Collier Blvd
12Wet Paint Live - sponsored by Leadership Marco and held throughout the island                 - Auction at Rose History Auditorium, 7pm
12-28   “Apartment 3A” by Jeff Daniels - Marco Players Theater, 8 - 10pm
13-14   Strawberry Festival - Wesley Methodist Church - 350  S. Barfield Dr
14Valentine’s Day Family Picnic - Mackle Park, 11am - 1pm. Free lunch in the park
14MIFA Brushes and Paint Juried Outdoor Artist show - Mackle Park
14,15   “stage2improv” - Island Theatre Company, Rose History Auditorium
15American Cancer Society, Imagination Ball,
1518th annual Mardi Gras Goodland Boat Parade - Comedy theme, Goodland, 2 - 4pm
15“Taste of Broadway” Lunch Box Series - Marco Players, 12pm - 1pm
15-17   Butcher Muck-About - Clyde Butcher Cypress Gallery, call 239-695-2428 for info
16Booksigning by Tim Dorsey - Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S Collier Blvd, 3.30pm
16,17  Tea with the First Ladies - Rose History Auditorium, 2 - 4pm Sunday, 7 - 9pm Monday
16Kiwanis Annual Car Show - Marco Healthcare Center, 9:30am - 3pm
18Fakahatchee Coastal Cruise, 2:30pm, www.orchidswamp.org
18Spaghetti Dinner - Knights of Columbus, San Marco Catholic Church, 4:30 - 7pm
18-22  MSD Festival, Everglades Museum, www.evergladesmuseum.org 10am - 3pm
18MI Center for the Arts - Art Flicks - “The Art of the Steal,” Marco Movies, 10am
19 Music of Marco Big Band, Marco Island Residents’ Beach, members only
19Booksigning by Alan Maltz “Journey Through Paradise” - Sunshine Booksellers,                        Hosted at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island Center for the Arts
19Films about the Art & Artist - Georgia O’Keefe - MIFA, Marco Movies, 10am
21Booksigning by James Sheehan “The Alligator Man” - Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S                  Collier Blvd
22,23  Outdoor Fine Arts Show - Marco Island Center for the Arts, 10am - 4pm
22,23  Calusa Garden Club Flower Show, “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,” 10am - 4pm
25Bob Stone presents “Florida Cattle Ranching - 5 Centuries of Tradition”
        - Rose History Auditorium, 7pm
28Movie in the Park - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Mackle Park, 6:28pm





March

1 “Discover Tigertail” - Tigertail Beach, information session, 10am - noon
1,2      “Apartment 3A” by Jeff Daniels - Marco Players Theater, 8 - 10pm
3 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner - Knights of Columbus, at The San Marco Catholic                       Church, 4:30 - 7:30pm
4 J. MichaelFrancis presents “After Ponce, What Happens After Florida’s 500”
  - Rose History Auditorium, 7pm
4 Bonsai Lecture - Marco Island Center for the Arts, 7 - 8:30pm
4 Booksigning by Randy Wayne White “Bone Deep” - Sunshine Booksellers,
       677 S Collier Blvd
7-9     “Frankenstein” - Island Theatre Company, Rose History Auditorium
8 Art-in-the-Glades - McLeod Park, Everglades City, 10am - 2pm
8 Chokoloskee Historical Walking Tour - www.evergladeshistorical.org
9 Irish Festival - Veterans Park, Parade 1pm
21       MI Center for the Arts - Art Flicks - “Stolen,” Marco Movies, 10am
11      2nd Tuesday Opening - (SW Florida Fine Craft Guild)
       - Marco Island Center for the Arts, 5.30 - 7pm
12       Films about the Art & Artist - La Traviata - MIFA, Marco Movies, 10am
12       Booksigning by Sue Monk Kidd - Sunshine Booksellers, Jewish Congregation, Winterberry Dr                          Ticket price $39 - includes signed copy of new release, 4pm
13-14  Craft Market - St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd
13-15  Spring Bead Party, Blue Mangrove Gallery, Town Center Mall
13-15  34th Annl Marco Island Shell Club Show - United Church of Marco. 320 N. Barfield Dr,
               10am-4pm
15Friends of Tigertail - Beach Clean Up, South Beach Boardwalk, 8am
16MIFA Left Bank Art Fest, The Esplanade, 10am - 4pm
16Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk, Corner of San Marco Dr. and Bald Eagle Dr.,                                  7:30am
19-4/6  “Art” by Yasmina Reza - Marco Players Theater, 8pm
19“Mutts and Martinis” - The Esplanade, 5 - 7pm
21Movie in the Park - The Smurfs - Mackle Park, 7:42pm
21,22   “stage2improv” - Island Theatre Company, Rose History Auditorium
22“Cleopatra” Lunch Box Series - Marco Players, 12pm - 1pm
22,23   Outdoor Fine Arts Show - Marco Island Center for the Arts, 10am - 4pm
23The Long Run - Tribute to The Eagles, Marco Island Residents’ Beach, members only
27        Booksigning by Robin Cook - Sunshine Booksellers, 677 S Collier Blvd, 3pm
28Craig Pittman presents “The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal and the World’s
        Most Famous Orchid” - Rose History Auditorium, 7pm
28,29   Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival, Veterans Park
29,30   Calusa Days - Everglades National Park, www.npr.gov/ever
30A Showing of Classic Cars as Art, Marco Island Center for the Arts




April

1 Pat Brandon, Katie Farmand and Heather McPherson presents “Florida from Field to Feast”
       - Rose History Auditorium, 7pm
5 “Caesar” Lunch Box Series - Marco Players, 12pm - 1pm
6 Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation Pancake Breakfast, 1280 San Marco Rd, 8am - 12pm
6 MIFA Left Bank Art Fest, The Esplanade, 10am - 4pm
8 Center of the Arts Student Exhibit, Scholarship Juried Exhibition -
       Marco Island Center for the Arts, 5.30 - 7pm
11      MIFA Brushes and Paint Juried Outdoor Artist show - Mackle Park
12      Keep Collier County Beautiful - Bay Days Earth Day Clean-up event, Tigertail Beach, 8am
12-13 American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
16      Films about the Art & Artist - Pollock - MIFA, Marco Movies, 10am
20      Easter Sunday
25      Movie in the Park - Planes - Mackle Park, 7:56pm


25-5/10  “Always a Bridesmaid” - Island Theatre Company, Rose History Auditorium
25-27     “The Odd Couple” - Marco Players Theater, 8pm, 4/27 - 3pm


Regular Events


Mondays:  Bingo - The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, doors open 5.30pm, ends May 5th
Mondays:  In February and March - Meet the artist Monday - Tara O’Neill at her easel at                        Blue Mangrove Gallery, 2 - 4pm
Mon-Friday      Guided Nature Walk by Conservancy of SWFL, Tigertail Beach Kiosk, 8:30am,                                                262.0304
Wednesdays:  Farmers Market - Veterans’ Community Park, ends April 30th, 7.30am - 1pm
Wednesdays:  Marco Island Outdoor Artists -  Call Phyllis Pransky 642.7649 for venues
Thursdays:      Live Outside Music - The Esplanade, 6 - 9pm
Thursdays:      Bingo - San Marco Catholic Church, 6 - 9pm - 2/27, 3/20, 4/10, 5/1
Fridays:   Fish Fry - Knights of Columbus, San Marco Catholic Church, 4:30 - 7pm, 2/21 - 4/11
Sundays: Winter Concert Series - Mackle Park, thru April 27th, 2 - 4pm






INFORMATION

Rose History Auditorium is located at The Marco Island Historical Museum on Heathwood Drive
Rose Hall is located at the Marco Island library on Heathwood Drive

For more information on local cultural events visit www.collierarts.com
For area late-night entertainment visit www.uaccollier.com/nightlife.htm





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