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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 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

Collier Blvd. ANGELICA'S BOUTIQUE - while this great little store undoubtedly offers a super selection of ladies' clothing, hand-bags and accessories it's the personal attention of owner, Angelica Andrews, that keeps customers coming back time and again. Angelica has a great eye for style and is full of tips and suggestions for making your wardrobe work for you, whether you're a size 2 or 22. 681 S Collier Blvd (next to the book store). Map1 (8C) 239.394.6632. THE CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY - gourmet chocolates made on the premises (including hand dipped chocolate strawberries) and home-made ice cream. Map1 (4C) 239.394.5999. ISLAND TRENDS - this stand-alone store offers Marco's largest selection of men's and ladies' Tommy Bahama cloth-ing, shoes and accessories. Order on line at 938 N Collier Blvd. 239.963.8564 . JEWELRY BY LAURA - for the last 16 years this jewelry store, which is located in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel, has offered something for everyone. No matter what your budget you're sure to fi nd something perfect from their large selec-tion of Sterling silver, fashion jewelry and14/18 kt gold and diamond jewelry. Map1 (7C). 239.389.0190. LIVING STYLES by FHD Interiors - offering a wide selection of home furnishings, decor and gifts as well as complete de-sign, decorating and construction services. 561 South Collier Blvd. 239.642.7007. MAKE A MEMORY - specializing in gift baskets and bonded fruit shipping this well stocked store also offers a great selec-tion of unique gifts, Florida products, Crabtree & Evelyn and Gourmet Chocolates. 277 N Col-lier Blvd. Map 1 (6B) 239.642.3600 or 800.524.4144. SHELLS BY EMILY - for 26 years this treasure trove of a store has been offering an amazing selection of shells, shell orna-ments and shell crafts. Upstairs in the Resort Building, 651 S Collier Blvd - just south of 7-11 (take elevator or stairs). Map 1 (8C) 239.394.5575. SUNSATIONS - this large store offers everything you could need for the perfect beach vacation including brand named clothing, swimwear, shoes and sunglasses for all the family as well as kids' toys, pool toys, beach chairs and more. 671 S Col-lier Blvd (opposite Charter Club) Map1 (8C). 239.393.0555. SUNSHINE BOOKSELLERS - with two locations on Collier Blvd, these well stocked stores offer the best in books for va-cation reading as well as newspapers, greeting cards and gifts. The north store also offers mailboxes, UPS and FedEx Ship-ping and the south store incorporates a full service US Post Offi ce. 1000, N Collier Blvd #14 (near Radio Shack) Map1 (4C). 239.394.5343 and 677 S Collier Blvd. Map1 (8C). 239.393.0353. 2WICE AS NICE - an upscale consignment boutique featur-ing ladies' clothing, handbags and accessories and men's clothing. 291 S Collier Blvd. Map1 (7C). 239.389.0227continued on page 46Page 38 Spring 2011