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APRIL EVENTS9 "Bay Days - Keep Collier Beautiful - Earth Day Event" - Tigertail Beach Kiosk, 8am-noon9,10 MIFA's 3rd Annual "Marco Masters" Art Fest - Veterans Community Park, 10am-6pm10 YMCA Taste of Marco - the Esplanade, 12pm-5pm13 Farmers Market - Veterans Community Park, 7.30am-2pm13 "A Salute to the Masters" Juried members' show that pays tribute to art masters whose last names begin with the letters M.A.R.C.O! Exhibit runs through May 27. Art League of Marco Island.16 MIFA Left Bank Art Fest - the Esplanade, 9am-4pm23 Free art class for kids - Learn about different games from around the world and make a traditional Innu tea doll to take home - Art League of Marco Island, 10am-12 noon24 Easter Sunrise Service on the beach, 7am27 Last Wednesday Art Walk - New art works, refreshments, music & fun, Artist Colony, the Esplanade, 5-8pm30 2nd Annual Community Appreciation Day and Dockside Festival - Rose Marina, 11am-4pm (see below)MAY EVENTS1 Opening Reception for "A Salute to the Masters" - Art League of Marco Island, 5.30-7pm3 "The story of those who made history in Marco and Florida" - Marco Island Historical Museum, 7-8pm14,15 South West Florida Soapfest Charity Weekend (see below)25 Last Wednesday Art Walk - New art works, refreshments, music & fun, Artist Colony, the Esplanade, 5-8pm30 Memorial Day Observance with Marco Island Strummers - Marco Island Cemetary, 11am-noon JUNE EVENTS3 Free art class for kids - Learn about being a pet parent then make pet puppets, Art League of Marco Island, 10am-12 noon 5 Glory of the Grape - wine tasting, CJ's on the Bay, the Esplanade, 6pm29 Last Wednesday Art Walk - New art works, refreshments, music & fun, the Artist Colony, the Esplanade, 5-8pmSPECIAL EVENTSRose Marina's 2nd Annual Community Appreciation Day & Dockside Festival, April 30Beer garden serving Rose BBQ ribs, brats, hot dogs, soft drinks and ice cold beer. Live music all day, featuring The Gladezmen and Casey Weston. Plenty of shaded seating with gorgeous views of the Marco River. Raffl e prizes every hour. Huge rental boat discounts: Full day rentals at half day pricing. Lots to do and see for the kids.SW Florida Soapfest Charity Weekend - 14 & 15 MayMarco Island will host actors from All My Children, As The World Turns, One Life To Live, Young and The Restless and Guiding Light for the 13th Annual Southwest Florida Soapfest Charity Weekend. Fan favorites will be available for two days of Fun in the Sun events including "A Night of Stars", "Cruisin' & Schmoozin' with the Stars" and "Celebrity Bartender Bash". This event benefi ts children with autism. Tickets range from $50-$175. Visit www.soapfest.com or call 239-394-0880 for tickets and event details.WEEKLY EVENTSMondays: Bingo - The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 6pm. Last call May 2nd Park Ranger talk on Plume hunting - Tigertail Beach Park, 11am (thru May)Tuesdays: Park Ranger talk on Florida's Black Bears - Tigertail Beach Park, 11am (thru May) Wednesdays: Park Ranger talk on "beach fi nds" - Tigertail Beach Park, 11am (thru May)Thursdays: Live Outside Music - the Esplanade, 6-8pmFor more information on local cultural events visit www.collierarts.com