Concert Series, Book Sale and more…



    The Friends of the Arts (FOA) Boat Barn Concert Series kicks off on FR, Jan 15 with Glen Leonard & Hitsville. Glen was a member of the Temptations from 1975-1983 and will take listeners on a musical journey back in time to simpler times, through the magic of Motown. On TH, Jan 21, Al Holland, another Motown veteran, returns for his third appearance with the concert series, this time with his Nashville band offering a variety of blues, pop and Motown. All FOA concerts are held from 7-9pm in a cabaret-like setting in one of Fish Tale Marina’s boat barns. Tickets are $25/concert and are available now at the Fish Tale office. Future concerts include Feb 11-Florida SouthWestern Brass Band; Mar 31- Jazz-Matics and Apr 7-Jo List & Friends.


    Area veterans are invited to participate in a Free Veterans Wellness Fair on SA Jan 16 from 9am-3pm at the American Legion Post 274, 899 Buttonwood Dr. Screening services are offered in Internal Medicine, Eye Care, Audiology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Radiology, Dentistry, Diabetes Testing, Immunizations, PT & Fitness, Home Health and Assisted Living, Park Royal Hospital, Mobile Mammograms, VA Clinic Benefit Counseling and more. No appt necessary. For more information, call Bob Penta 774-275-4060.


    The Friends of the Beach Library will hold a Giant Book Sale on SA Jan 16 from 9:15am-12:30pm. Minimal prices and plenty to select from!


    The Ascension Knights of Columbus will hold a free throw competition on SA Jan 16 from 10:30am-12 noon at Bay Oaks Recreational Center on FMB. The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 12 and awards will be given out to those who progress and participate in it. Free. No registration needed. Questions? Call 239-440-5511


    San Carlos Island will host their 7th Annual Main Street Bazaar and Yard Sale on SA Jan 16 from 8am-1pm, offering a wide selection of treasures for bargain shoppers. Begin your day at Oyster Bay RV Park at 7:30am for a Pancake Breakfast, then meander along Main Street’s yard sales. Lunch available at Port Carlos Cove from 10:30am-1pm.


    “Time to Move to Assisted Living?” will be presented at St. Peter Lutheran Church at noon MO Jan 18. The program conducted by Shell Point’s assisted living expert, McKenzie Millis, covers the top 10 signs of when to consider moving into assisted living and what to look for when comparing different facilities. Free and open to the public. 3751 Estero Blvd, 239-463-4251


    Chapel by the Sea will present a special inspirational/musical program featuring Robert “Bob” Fraumann on WE, Jan 20 at 6:30pm. The program will include a 30-minute piano concert including an original blend of classical and Christian melodies, plus selections from his CD, “To God be the Glory” and hymn requests. A reception will follow the program, w/copies of his book, “God’s Blessed Angel” and CD available for purchase. Fraumann is a graduate of

    Asbury University and Westminster Choir College and has served in music ministry for 60 years, utilizing his extensive musical talents in organ, piano, voice, and conducting. Bob has performed in Carnegie Hall with Leonard Bernstein & at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC.


    The Friends of the Mound House will hold its monthly meeting on TH, Jan 21 at 2pm at the Cresciente Condos meeting room, 7150 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Please use the Visitors parking area with a reference to Unit 607. Hope to see many “Friends” there. New members welcome.


    The theme of the Annual Style Show-Luncheon of the Fort Myers Beach Women’s Club is “Hearts & Flowers.” Rebecca’s Fashion, located in the Mercato in Naples will present an array of jewelry, purses and fashionable clothing at the event on SA Jan 23 at the Women’s Club, 175 Sterling Ave., FMB. Doors open at 11:30am. Cards will follow the luncheon for those who would like to play their own card games or bridge. There will be a chinese auction and door prizes. Tickets $25, available on TU or FR at the Women’s Club between 9:30am-2:30pm, 175 Sterling St. Or call Joyce 239-275-8847.


    The Friends of Matanzas Pass Preserve will conduct its monthly “By the Light of the Moon” program on SA Jan 23 beginning at 5:40pm. Awaken and sharpen your sense of smell, touch, hearing and night vision as you join two volunteers with candlelit lanterns as they guide you through the Preserve by the light of the moon. Adults only. Reservations required by calling 239-565-7437.


    The Friends of Lakes Regional Library will hold a Book Sale at the Library on Sat. Jan. 23, 2016 from 9:00am-4:00pm. A large selection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as CD’s, DVD’s and audiobooks will be on sale. Lakes Regional Library is located at 15290 Bass Road.


    The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club invites area young ladies who are friendly and outgoing between the ages of 16-20 to participate in the Shrimp Queen Pageant during the Lions Club Shrimp Festival. Awards and prizes include a college scholarship for the Queen and the opportunity to ride atop a fabulous Corvette in the Shrimp Festival parade. This is not a beauty contest and there is no talent competition. The crowning of the Queen takes place at 1pm on SA, Mar 12 on Festival Grounds. Applications are available now at or call/email Pageant Coordinator Tracey Gore at 239-849-3603, Applications will be accepted until Jan 29.


    The Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club is holding their annual Flea Market on SA, Jan 30, from 9am-1pm at their clubhouse at 175 Sterling Street to benefit local charities. The sale will include decorative and useful household items, sports equipment, clothing, furniture, books, etc. They welcome contributions of gently used items for the sale. Drop donations at the clubhouse Tuesdays or Fridays from 9:15am to 2:15pm up until Jan 29. 239-765-1417.


    Veronica Honey, author of “Carolyn, A Journey of Faith” will have a book signing at Annette’s Book Nook in Santini Plaza on Jan 26 and Feb 8 from 9:30am-1pm. The book is a story of the author’s daughter who died at the age of 16 from a brain tumor and her courageous journey.


    FMB Community Foundation will host its annual Beach Ball Fundraiser at Diamondhead Resort on FR Jan 29, 2016 from 6-10pm! The Beach Ball has gone retro! Come as you were or who you wanted to be… Frank Torino as Special Guest DJ & Performer playing all the hits from the 50’s, 60’s 70’s to today. Tickets $70/person or $650/table of 10. For tickets call 239-765-9482 or email


    The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications. Scholarships are awarded based on community service, school, work, leadership and academic achievement. Applications are available at or from a Foundation member. Deadline for application submission is Feb 15.


    The monthly meeting of the FMB Yacht Club will be WE Jan 27 beginning at 6pm at the American Legion, 899 Buttonwood Dr. Potential new members are invited to attend by calling Pete Oiderma at 239-463-6240. For more information see