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Calendar of Events 2012-2013

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

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AUGUST 2012  

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

Thursday August 16

Time:

6 PM

Location:

 Porpoise Point -  4561 Redfish Point Rd, Matlacha

Description:

Hosted by Susan Burhoe - Gulf Access Realty
Monthly business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888

 

SEPTEMBER 2012  

 

 

Event:

Labor Day Family Fun Day

Date:

Monday September 3

Time:

 NOON to 3PM 

Location:

American Legion Post 136 Saint James City

Description:

Games, crafts, face painting, prizes and lots of other fun things to do.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pop Corn, Ice Cream and drinks will be available.  Bring the whole family. Everyone is invited and welcome. Remember, all the profits we make goes to veterans, their families and the local community.

Sponsor:

Capt. Barry August   239-283-2200  

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

Sept. 20

Time:

6 PM

Location:

TBA

Description:

Monthly business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888

 

 

OCTOBER 2012

 

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

October 18

Time:

6 PM

Location:

TBA

Description:

Monthly business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888

 

 

Event:

Fall Festival 2012 

Date:

October 27

Time:

 11:00 to 2:00 

Location:

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church

Description:

Bring the kids in costumes for lots of fun and food.  Games and contests and hot dogs for all.

Sponsor:

Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island

 

 

NOVEMBER 2012

 

 

Event:

Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament

Date:

Saturday November 3

Time:

Captain's meeting Nov 2, Anglers Inn, Matlacha

Location

Anglers Inn, Matlacha

Description:

This year, the event features a one-day competition for anglers who catch and release snook, redfish, sea trout and other species. All fishing must occur on Lee County, Fla., waterways. The Nov. 2 captains’ meeting is at Angler’s Inn, Matlacha, with refreshments from Bert’s Bar & Grill. The weigh-in happens Nov. 3 at Matlacha Park, where anglers can also enjoy the annual Bluegrass for a Blueway and A Taste of Matlacha, which features live music by the Skeeterland Bluegrass Band.

Tournament proceeds benefit the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism, which is hosting the event with assistance from Florida Sea Grant, Lee County Parks & Recreation and Calusa Blueway volunteers.

.

Sponsor:

For more information, contact Harvel at (239) 233-0655 or yaknitup@embarqmail.com  or Hazell at hazellje@leegov.com or (239) 533-7518.
Festival schedule is at www.calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com.

 

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

Nov. 15

Time:

6 PM

Location:

TBA

Description:

Monthly business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888

 

 

Event:

13th Annual Southwest Blues Festival

Date:

Nov. 17

Time:

TBA

Location

German-American Club, Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Description:

Annual music festival, highlighting Blues, with local and national talents.

Sponsor:

Matlacha Mariners, www.southwestfloridabluesfestival.com

 

 

DECEMBER 2012

 

 

 

Event:

Christmas Art & Antique Market

Date:

Saturday December 1, 2012

Time:

10 am to 3pm

Location

  3269 Stringfellow Rd  Bokeelia

Description:

 Local artists & Antique dealers set up outdoors on our grounds offering many unique items for Christmas giving.

Sponsor:

Paisley Parrot Art & AntiquesPine
  239.283.0331

 

 

Event:

Calusa Land Trust Poker Run

Date:

Sunday December 2, 2012

Time:

All day, must draw last card at ---- (TBA) by 3 PM.

Location

Woody's Waterside, St. James City and 6 other stops around Pine Island Sound and ST. James City.

Description:

Annual "Poker Run" by boat or car, to benefit Calusa Land Trust. Cash prizes for best 3 hands. Tickets available at Woody's.

Sponsor:

Calusa Land Trust, Ron Wesorick 239-283-7249

 

 

Event:

31st Annual Pine Island Junior Olympics

Date:

TBA

Time:

10 am

Location

Phillips Park, Pine Island Center

Description:

Annual "Junior Olympics" for all Pine Island youth, kindergarten through fifth grade. Compete in long jump, relay race, frisbee toss, and more. Prizes awarded; each child receives an event tee shirt and silver dollar.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Kiwanis & Lee County Parks & Rec. Call Sandy at Pine  Island pool to register - 239-283-2220.

 

 

Event:

Florida's Creative Coast Weekend

Date:

Dec. 14, 15, & 16

Time:

Varies by venue

Location:

Pine Island galleries, restaurants, and attractions

Description:

Monthly "Creative Coast Weekend" with special exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, music at participating businesses. Check the website www.floridascreativecoast.com for details.

Sponsor:

Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce 239-283-0888

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

Dec. 20

Time:

6 PM

Location:

TBA

Description:

Holiday business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages. Chamber provides meat dishes; guests bring appetizer, salad, or dessert.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888


JANUARY 2013

 

 

 

Event:

Artist Demo Weekend

Date:

 

Time:

11am - 5pm

Location

WildChild Art Gallery

Description:

Artists at work in the "Heart of Matlacha." Several local artists will be demonstrating their craft.

Sponsor:

WildChild Art Gallery, 239-283-6006

 

 

Event:

The Green Flea Market

Date:

 

Time:

10am - 4pm

Location

Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery, 5425 Maria Drive, St. James City

Description:

Monthly "Green Flea Market" - come enjoy live music, mango smoothies, and more as you check out the recycled treasures & local flair!

Sponsor:

Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery, 239-282-1025, www.earthandspiritgardengallery.com

 

 

Event:

Pine Island Writers Workshop

Date:

 

Time:

10 AM - 12 Noon

Location

St. John's Episcopal Church, Stringfellow Road, St. James City

Description:

Pine Island Writers is hosting author Robert Macomber in a writer's workshop - "Planning Your Writing Career" . Writers and non-writers welcome. $5 for PIW members, $10 for non-members. Contact Lynne at 239-282-1464 for details.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Writers, www.pineislandwriters.org

 

 

Event:

Florida's Creative Coast Weekend

Date:

 

Time:

Varies by venue

Location:

Pine Island galleries, restaurants, and attractions

Description:

Monthly "Creative Coast Weekend" with special exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, music at participating businesses. Check the website www.floridascreativecoast.com for details.

Sponsor:

Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce 239-283-0888

 

 

Event:

MOTI Winter Festival

Date:

 

Time:

7:30 am -

Location

St. James Civic Association, Lemon & 4th, St. James City

Description:

Museum of the Islands' annual "Winter Festival." Begins with breakfast,

Sponsor:

Museum of the Islands Society, 239-283-1525

 

 

Event:

Ladies of the Elks "The Turner Talents" Luncheon

Date:

 

Time:

11 am

Location:

Pine Island Elks Lodge, Pine Island Center

Description:

Afternoon of song, comedy, dance & music charity event that supports children's programs. Tickets $20 per person, includes show, door prizes and lunch. Reservations required.

Sponsor:

Ladies of the Elks, Tickets  239-283-4042, 239-283-4476.

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

 

Time:

6 PM

Location

Harborside Gallery, Gifts & Consignment, Matlacha

Description:

Monthly gathering of members to socialize and catch up on latest business news. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Pine Island Elks Fund Raiser for Harry & Anna Trust

Date:

 

Time:

4 - 10:30 pm

Location

Pine Island Elks Lodge, Pine Island Center

Description:

Fund raiser for the Harry and Anna Trust for Children's Camp and Therapy. Details to follow.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Elks Lodge #2781, Ann Brabbs - 513-939-2923, cell 513-378-3691

 

 

Event:

Calusa Land Trust Annual Meeting

Date:

Sunday January 20, 2013

Time:

1 PM

Location

Fritts Park, Beach Daisy Lane, Bokeelia

Description:

Annual membership meeting of Calusa Land Trust. Lunch provided, donations accepted.

Sponsor:

www.calusalandtrust.org

 

 

Event:

Annual Chamber Dinner & Elections

Date:

 

Time:

6 PM

Location

Sandy Hook Restaurant, Matlacha

Description:

Annual Chamber dinner and election of Board of Directors' members.  Keynote Speaker - Scott Kashman, Cape Coral Hospital Chief Administrative Officer. Social & cash bar, 6 pm, dinner at 6:30. $25 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, Jan. 16. 

Sponsor:

Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

American Legion Auxiliary Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show

Date:

 

Time:

11:30 am

Location

American Legion, 4106 Stringfellow Rd, St. James City

Description:

Annual luncheon and fashion show by the Legion Auxiliary Unit 136. Fashions from Denise's Boutique on Wheels. Door prizes, luncheon, fashion show tickets $10 per person. Proceeds benefit island charities.

Sponsor:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136, 239-283-5750

 

 

Event:

Pine Island Moose Bicycle Poker Run

Date:

 

Time:

10am - 3pm

Location

St. James City - ending at Pine Island Moose Lodge, Stringfellow Rd.

Description:

Annual bicycle "poker run" with 6 stops from St. James City, up to the Moose Lodge. $5 per ticket. Poker hands must be turned in by 3pm to count. Cash prizes to highest 3 hands. Food and music at the Lodge.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Moose Lodge, call 239-283-4245 for tickets.

 

 

Event:

Taste of Pine Island

Date:

Saturday January 26th and Sunday January 27th

Time:

11 AM - 6 PM on Saturday; 11 AM - 5 PM Sunday

Location

Phillips Park, Pine Island Center

Description:

TWO FULL DAYS  an annual event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Pine Island to benefit the scholarship program.  Enjoy local restaurants featuring the best of their menus, live entertainment, and children's activities. Chowder and chili cook-offs, children's activity area, arts and crafts and lots of music. The famous "Fish Drop" will award 3 cash prizes - $1000, $500, and $250.
 Vendor and sponsor spaces available.
Two day passes available.

Sponsor:

Kiwanis Club of Pine Island,  Pat Burman at 239-283-0777. www.TasteofPineIsland.com.  Email - info@PineIslandKiwanis.com

 

 

Event:

Pine Island "Superstar" Final Show

Date:

 

Time:

6:30 pm

Location

Pine Island Moose Lodge, 8903 Stringfellow Rd, St. James City

Description:

"Superstar" Finals - audience votes for its favorite individual performer, winner is the individual who collects the most money during the entire competition. Lions' Club fundraiser for Pine Island charities.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Lions Club, for information contact Tom at 239-282-4334

FEBRUARY 2013

 

 

Event:

The Green Flea Market

Date:

 

Time:

10am - 4pm

Location

Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery, 5425 Maria Drive, St. James City

Description:

Monthly "Green Flea Market" - come enjoy live music, mango smoothies, and more as you check out the recycled treasures & local flair!

Sponsor:

Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery, 239-282-1025, www.earthandspiritgardengallery.com

 

 

Event:

Annual SW FL Mullet Toss

Date:

 

Time:

Starts 10:30 am with Children's competition, Adults start 12 noon.

Location

Matlacha Community Park, Matlacha

Description:

Annual "mullet toss" fund raiser for Pine Island charities.  Cash prizes for the longest toss for children, adults, seniors. Food and beverage available for purchase.

Sponsor:

Matlacha Mariners, www.matlachamariners.org

 

 

Event:

Winter Book Sale - Friends of Pine Island Library

Date:

 

Time:

9am - 2pm

Location

Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, Stringfellow Road, St. James City

Description:

Annual winter "Book Sale" to benefit the Pine Island Library. Books, DVDs, CDs --- come find that "looked for" item to add to your personal library!

Sponsor:

Friends of Pine Island Library, contact the library for information - 533-4350

 

 

Event:

Island Pirate Fest & 2nd Annual Pirate's Ball

Date:

 

Time:

Varies

Location:

Island-wide and Bert's Bar and Grill Matlacha

Description:

Tentative Schedule: Friday: Parade of Mermaids, 6pm. Saturday: All day - Raffles & games. 7:30- 11:30PM Pirates Ball dinner/dance with costume contests (judging at 9). Sunday: 12:30 PM - Auction Preview& Registration w/ VIP Party for those who register. 1:30 PM - Pirate's Ball Auction.  Pirate's Ball Boat Parade & contest following auction. Judging of Boats - 6:30 PM.   Proceeds benefit From Our Hearts.

Sponsor:

Bert's Bar & Grill, www.PiratesBall.com, www.IslandPirateFest.com, www.fromourheart.org

 

 

Event:

MOTI Rummage Sale

Date:

 

Time:

Starting 7 am

Location

St. James Civic Center, 4th Ave & Lemon St., St. James City

Description:

Annual fundraiser for Museum of the Islands. Breakfast, live music by Island Frank, new & used items for sale. Now accepting clothing and unusual "treasures" for the sale.

Sponsor:

Museum of the Islands Society, 239-283-1525. www.museumoftheislands.com   Contact Naomi at 239-283-4298.

 

 

Event:

40th Annual Pine Island Art Association Fine Art Show & Sale

Date:

 

Time:

10am - 4pm

Location

Matlacha Community Building, Matlacha Community Park

Description:

Annual Art show and sale by the artists of the Pine Island Art Association. See the award-winning pieces, and take home a piece of original Pine Island art by one of the many talented artists.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Art Association, www.pineislandart.com. 239-283-4432

 

 

Event:

Florida's Creative Coast Weekend

Date:

 

Time:

Varies by venue

Location:

Pine Island galleries, restaurants, and attractions

Description:

Monthly "Creative Coast Weekend" with special exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, tours, music at participating businesses. Check the website www.floridascreativecoast.com for details.

Sponsor:

Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce 239-283-0888

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

 

Time:

6 PM

Location

Stonegate Bank 5551 Sunset Ln St. James City  1 blk S of center

Description:

Monthly gathering of members to socialize and catch up on latest business news. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Annual Garden Gala

Date:

Saturday February 23

Time:

10am - 4pm

Location

Phillips Park - Garden Club Park, Pine Island Center

Description:

Annual fund raiser for Pine Island Garden Club. Plant sales, seminars, raffles, demonstrations, music, bake sale and more. Proceeds benefit island organizations and scholarship fund. Contact chairman Tracy Helin for information, gardengala2012@yahoo.com

Sponsor:

Pine Island Garden Club, www.pineislandgardenclub.org



 

Event:

Annual Golf Outing

Date:

 

Time:

8 AM - dusk

Location

American Legion, Stringfellow Road, St. James City

Description:

Annual golf outing sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary as a fund raiser. More details to follow.

Sponsor:

American Legion Auxiliary, Sharon Hastings, 239-283-7974

 

 

Event:

Monthly Chamber Business Breakfast

Date:

 

Time:

7:30 - 9 AM

Location

Island Grill, Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Stringfellow Road.

Description:

Monthly business breakfast. Guest speaker - TBA.  Breakfast  - $7 per person. Please RSVP by Feb. 27 noon -- 239-283-4842 or info@pineislandchamber.org

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

MARCH 2013

 

 

Event:

Annual Rubber Duck Race

Date:

Saturday March 2, 2013

Time:

12 noon festivities start. Duck race between 3 - 4 pm

Location:

Woody's Waterside Pub, St. James City

Description:

Annual "Rubber Duck Race" to benefit Calusa Land Trust. Purchase "ducks" to race; prizes awarded to top finishers. Also raffles and auctions.

Sponsor:

Calusa Land Trust, for tickets and info contact Ron Wesorick,          239-283-7249

 

 

Event:

Paisley Parrot's Annual "Art on the Green"

Date:

Saturday March 16, 2013

Time:

10 am to 3pm

Location

  3269 Stringfellow Rd  Bokeelia

Description:

 Local artists & Antique dealers set up outdoors on our grounds offering many unique items.

Sponsor:

Paisley Parrot Art & Antiques
  239.283.0331

 
 

Event:

Seventh Annual Calusa Heritage Day

Date:

TBA

Time:

10am - 4pm

Location:

Randell Research Center's Calusa Heritage Trail, Pineland

Description:

Annual celebration focusing on regional archaeology, history & ecology. Activities for children and adults; food and beverages available. Admission $5 per adult, children under 12 admitted free. Proceeds benefit the education & research programs of the Calusa Heritage Trail.

Sponsor:

Randell Research Center, 239-283-2157. www.flmnh.ufl.edu/RRC/


 

Event:

SJC Civic Center, “Super bingo”

Date:

TBA

Time:

1pm Sharp

Location:

Saint James City Civic Association - Fourth and Lemon in SJC

Description:

 Super jack pot, 20 –games – 12 regular games, 5 specials, 2 2-part games, and 1 jack pot. Tickets $50 each.  For information and tickets call Norm Shreve 239-283-8483.

Sponsor:

Saint James City Civic Association  www.sjccapi.org



 

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

TBA

Time:

6 PM

Location

Two Fish Inn, Oleander Street, St. James City.

Description:

Monthly gathering of members to socialize and catch up on latest business news. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Annual SW FL Seafood Festival & Car Show

Date:

TBA

Time:

11 am - 5:30 pm.

Location:

German-American Club, Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Description:

Annual Seafood Festival and car show, fund raiser for island charities, hosted by the Matlacha Mariners. Local live entertainment, food, and crafts.

Sponsor:

Matlacha Mariners, www.matlachamariners.org

 

 

Event:

Paisley Parrot's Annual "Art on the Green"

Date:

TBA

Time:

10 am - 3:00 pm.

Location:

3269 Stringfellow Road, Saint James City

Description:

Meet local artists, purchase art, antiques, gifts & more.  Door prizes on the hour.  239.283.0331

Sponsor:

Paisely Parrot

 

Event:

Monthly Chamber Business Breakfast

Date:

TBA

Time:

7:30am

Location

Island Grill, Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Stringfellow Road.

Description:

Monthly business breakfast. Guest speaker - Calusa Land Trust.  Breakfast  - $7 per person. Please RSVP by Mar. 26 noon -- 239-283-4842 or info@pineislandchamber.org

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Spring Festival

Date:

TBA

Time:

Starts 8:00 am

Location:

St. James Civic Center, 4th Ave & Lemon St, St. James City

Description:

Annual Spring Festival with breakfast and flea market.

Sponsor:

Saint James City Civic Association   www.sjccapi.org

 

 

APRIL 2013

 

 

 

Event:

Explore the Estuary of Pine Island Sound

Date:

TBA

Time:

9am - 12 noon

Location

Begins at Calusa Heritage Trail pavilion

Description:

"Muck About" Pine Island Sound - a chance to wade & learn first-hand about the plants & animals of local estuaries. Must wear sturdy shoes, clothing to get wet. 20 participants per date; children over 9 permitted with accompanying adult. Pre-registration only.

Sponsor:

Randell Research Center & Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Call 239-283-2157 to register.

 

 

Event:

The Green Flea Market

Date:

TBA

Time:

10am - 4pm

Location

Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery, 5425 Maria Drive, St. James City

Description:

Monthly "Green Flea Market" - come enjoy live music, mango smoothies, and more as you check out the recycled treasures & local flair!

Sponsor:

Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery, 239-282-1025, www.earthandspiritgardengallery.com

 

 

Event:

Cooking + Wine = Charity

Date:

TBA

Time:

7pm - 8:30pm

Location

Andy's Island Seafood 4330 Pine Island Road, Matlacha

Description:

Brian Urso, Andy's nephew, will host a cooking and wine tasting class.  Everythin from how to buy and prepare fish, pair wines and how to make quick and easy 15 minute meals.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Sponsor:

Andy's Island Seafood - 283-2525 www.facebook.com/AndysIslandSeafood

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

TBA

Time:

6 PM

Location

Barnhill's "Seafood Spot" - Matlacha (old Mulletville)

Description:

This Month we celebrate Lisa's Retirement please join in.
Monthly gathering of members to socialize and catch up on latest business news. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Explore the Estuary of Pine Island Sound

Date:

TBA.

Time:

9am - 12 noon

Location

Begins at Calusa Heritage Trail Pavilion

Description:

"Muck About" Pine Island Sound - a chance to wade & learn first-hand about the plants & animals of local estuaries. Must wear sturdy shoes, clothing to get wet. 20 participants per date; children over 9 permitted with accompanying adult. Pre-registration only.

Sponsor:

Randell Research Center & Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Call 239-283-2157 to register.

 

 

Event:

Monthly Chamber Business Breakfast

Date:

TBA.

Time:

7:30 - 9 AM

Location

Island Grill, Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Stringfellow Road.

Description:

Monthly business breakfast. Guest speaker - Job Team from the Beacon of Hope.  Breakfast  - $7 per person. Please RSVP by noon Apr. 23 noon -- 239-283-4842 or info@pineislandchamber.org

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Casino Night

Date:

TBA

Time:

6:00pm  to 10:00pm

Location

Tarpon Lodge, Pineland

Description:

2nd annual "Casino Night" fund raiser. Roulette, craps, blackjack and more, with dinner, raffles. Join the Pine Island Kiwanis members for an evening of FUN! Tickets and more details to follow. Proceeds benefit Pine Island charities.

Sponsor:

Pine Island Kiwanis Club, contact Brian Faulkner for details - 239-313-3632.

 

MAY 2013

 

 

Event:

Explore the Estuary of Pine Island Sound

Date:

 

Time:

9am - 12 noon

Location

Begins at Calusa Heritage Trail pavilion

Description:

"Muck About" Pine Island Sound - a chance to wade & learn first-hand about the plants & animals of local estuaries. Must wear sturdy shoes, clothing to get wet. 20 participants per date; children over 9 permitted with accompanying adult. Pre-registration only.

Sponsor:

Randell Research Center & Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Call 239-283-2157 to register.

 

 

Event:

1st Annual Cayo Costa Heritage Day

Date:

 

Time:

 10am to 4pm

Location:

Cayo Costa State Park

Description:

Cost - $20/adult, $10/child, includes round trip transportation, lunch, tours, demonstrations and more. Reservations - 239-283-0015 (Bokeelia & Punta Gorda), 239-472-5300 (Captiva), 941-301-8687 (Boca Grande). Private boating parties may purchase tickets on the island. www.friendsofcayocosta.org. Proceeds towards funding project and program needs for Cayo Costa State Park.

Sponsor:

Hosted by the Friends of Cayo Costa State Park, with local Pine Island sponsors.

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

 

Time:

6 PM

Location

Coastal Realty SWFL, Jay Johnson – in the corner building (now Canal Real Estate) at the 4-way intersection.

Description:

Monthly gathering of members to socialize and catch up on latest business news. Door prizes, 50/50 drawings

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

Explore the Estuary of Pine Island Sound

Date:

 

Time:

9am - 12 noon

Location

Begins at Calusa Heritage Trail pavilion

Description:

"Muck About" Pine Island Sound - a chance to wade & learn first-hand about the plants & animals of local estuaries. Must wear sturdy shoes, clothing to get wet. 20 participants per date; children over 9 permitted with accompanying adult. Pre-registration only.

Sponsor:

Randell Research Center & Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program. Call 239-283-2157 to register.

 

 

Event:

Monthly Chamber Business Breakfast

Date:

 

Time:

7:30 - 9:30AM

Location

Island Grill, Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Stringfellow Road.

Description:

Monthly business breakfast. Guest speaker - Sheriff Mike Scott - reserve early Mike is a big draw (and a fast draw).  Breakfast  - $7 per person. Please RSVP by May 21 noon -- 239-283-4842 or info@pineislandchamber.org

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

 

Time:

6 PM

Location:

GulfAccess Realty at Porpoise Point,
Matlacha Susan Burhoe, Broker Owner

Description:

Monthly business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888

 

JUNE 2013

 

 

Event:

Monthly Chamber Business Breakfast

Date:

 

Time:

7:30 - 9 AM

Location

Island Grill, Winn Dixie Shopping Plaza, Stringfellow Road.

Description:

Monthly business breakfast. Guest speaker - Linda Doggett Chief Operating Officer of the Clerk of the Court.  Breakfast  - $7 per person. Please RSVP by June 25 noon -- 239-283-4842 or info@pineislandchamber.org

Sponsor:

GPICC, 239-283-4842

 

 

JULY 2013

 

 

Event:

Annual Fourth of July Parade

Date:

July 4

Time:

9 AM (staging)  10 AM Parade

Location:

Stringfellow Road - from Winn Dixie shopping plaza to Center (Elks Club

Description:

All -island parade, floats, vans, bicycles with prizes awarded. Fireworks at dusk (weather permitting) at the Legion in St. James City.

Sponsor:

Pine Island American Legion Post, 239-283-4434

 

 

Event:

After-hours Business Card Exchange

Date:

 

Time:

6 PM

Location:

TBA

Description:

Monthly business after-hours card exchange. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and beverages.

Sponsor:

GPICC 239-283-0888

 

 

Event:

17th Annual MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival

Date:

July

Time:

Sat. 10 AM - 7 PM, Sun. 10 AM - 5 PM

Location:

German-American Social Club, 2101 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral

Description:

Annual fund raiser for Pine Island Chamber of Commerce. 2 days of mangos, music, arts & crafts, food, contests, children's activities, plant sales, Mango Queen, and more.   Make "Mat Mango" your friend on Facebook! Vendor applications available on line.

Sponsor:

GPICC - 239-283-0888, www.mangomaniafl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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