African Drum Workshop and Social Soiree: Jan. 23
This introductory African Drum Workshop and Social Soiree will give participants a chance to start from the very beginning and to really experience the thrill of playing an instrument that has withstood the test of time. The history and meaning will be explained and each person will be given an authentic hand-carved drum on which they will learn the "Rhythm of the Forest People."
All levels are welcome, but beginners will especially feel the camaraderie of starting and learning together. This workshop and social soiree is a kickoff to an ongoing class, which will continue each Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. thereafter at the same place in St. James City. Participants will later be invited to participate in local performances, special community events and charitable fundraisers if they so desire.
A full complementary gourmet dinner and beverages will be served and a rare African film clip will be shown during dinner. African Drumming has emerged as a community instrument and creates harmony among those who play and those who listen. All ages and all levels are welcome to attend this cultural workshop.
Contact Ndakhte Ndiaye at 283-7885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. A $15 donation includes everything.
Ladies of the Elks: Jan. 24
Church Lady Jan. 24 is sold out. Tickets for our next event will be on sale after Jan. 14. Tickets for Janina Birtolo, portraying rogue journalist Ida Tarbell, will also be a sell out. The date is Feb. 14. Don't miss out on this one! Contact Ann Thomas 283-0415, or Jean Mc Caffrey 283-5379.
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Women's
Guild: Jan. 25
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Women's Guild is hosting a Card and Game Party on Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lunch will be served. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by any guild member or by calling Judy at 283-8627. The event will also include door prizes, snacks and raffles.
Church of God of Prophecy: Jan. 26
The Church of God of Prophecy in Bokeelia will serve a spaghetti lunch on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. for $6. Call 283-2128 for more information.
Calusa Land Trust: Jan. 26
The Calusa Land Trust Annual "Shirley House" Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. at Fritts Park on Beach Daisy Lane in Bokeelia. Please bring any donations to Fritts Park by Friday, Jan. 25 after noon. For more information, please call Alison at 851-3176 or Judy at 229-6899.
Bicycle Poker Run: Jan. 26
Pine Island Moose 1954 is hosting a Bicycle Poker Run on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 a piece.
The card stops include Low Key Tiki, Ragged Ass Saloon, American Legion Post 136, KOA Campground Driveway, Tropical Point Drive, VFW Post 4353 and Moose Lodge 1954. The poker hands must be turned in at the Moose by 3 p.m.
The event will include high three hand winners. Half of the proceeds will go to the winner and the other half will go towards Pine Island scholarships.
A last chance raffle for a 32" LED flat screen television will also be a part of the festivities.
For more information call the Moose at 282-0438 or Tom at 265-6686.
There will be a party at the Moose with Last Resort from 3-6 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Pine Island Elks Lodge: Jan. 26
On Saturday Jan 26th the "Del Prados" will be playing at the Pine Island Elks Lodge. Tickets are $8 each and can be purchased at the Lodge, and they are selling fast! There will also be your choice of Swedish meatballs or shrimp chowder for dinner.
Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce: Jan. 28
The GPICC will be holding their annual dinner/ meeting and elections at Sandy Hook Fish & Rib House on Monday, Jan. 28t. Social and cash bar starts at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Commissioner John Manning, District 1.
Miceli's Restaurant: Feb. 2
Baker Buddies is excited to host the Fourth Annual Baker Buddies Bash fund-raising event Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1-5 p.m. at Miceli's Restaurant, 3930 Pine Island Road in Matlacha. This year is going to be bigger than ever with three bands playing Ground Down, Grayson Rogers Band and Groove Alliance.
Everyone is invited to attend the fund-raising event between 1-5 p.m., due to Miceli's donating 25 percent of the proceeds from the day back to the club.
Baker Buddies is a partnership between "typical developing," general education students at Ida Baker High School and our students with intellectual disabilities in our Life Skills program. The goal of the club is to promote social awareness and acceptance of all types of people, with all types of disabilities.