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Events on the Island: March 7-March 12

March 5, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

Flamingo Bay: March 7

Flamingo Bay will host an informational discussion with the Senior Sleuth volunteers from Seniors vs. Crime on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. In 1989, the Florida Legislature formulated a crime prevention program involving seniors in educating other seniors about various fraud and scams - Seniors vs. Crime. What began as a crime prevention program involving seniors in the educating of other seniors has evolved into a statewide program providing direct services to seniors who may have been victimized or otherwise taken advantage of by businesses or service providers. Seniors vs. Crime is a free program with a goal to reduce victimization of senior citizens who are often targeted for specific crimes based on their age. So come and learn ways to protect yourself from dishonest people out there who want to separate you from your money. Contact Marilyn at 239.283.4333, at Flamingo Bay if you have questions.

Friends of the Pine Island Library: March 9

The annual book sale benefitting the Pine Island Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Pine Island Library, will once again take over the Fisher of Men's Lutheran Church on Stringfellow Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 9.

This annual book sale is a great place to buy inexpensive gently used books for your reading pleasure. All proceeds benefit various programs at the library. The Friends will also offer a wide variety of baked goods for sale, so come have a relaxing cup of coffee and pastry and browse through the many books donated by Pine Island residences.

Thanks to our many volunteers, our sales have been extremely successful. We offer a further thanks to those who donate books and to those who buy them at our sales, so that we may continue to support the libraries in our community.

Matlacha Community Sale: March 9

The annual Matlacha Community Sale is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, beginning at 8 a.m. Individual households will conduct sales on every street throughout Matlacha. You name it; you'll find it, from marine and fishing gear, household goods, clothes, furniture, books, and everything else imaginable!

Belle's Secret Island Spa: March 9

Belle's Secret Island Spa will host their Secret Connection II on March 9 at 4 p.m. The event will feature live music by Mr. Paulie Peterson, Hors d'Oeuvres, wine and beer, as well as an opportunity to meet the Belle's team, participate in an art sale for a cause and have a chance to win door prizes.

The sale of local art will benefit various charities like Pine Island Food Pantry, From Our Hearts, Calusa Land Trust and the Beacon of H.O.P.E.

Tickets are available at Stonegate Bank, the KOA, St. James City Civic Association and Belle's Secret Island Spa.

The Church of God of Prophecy: March 9

The Church of God of Prophecy is having a chicken dinner on March 9 from 3-6 p.m. Call 283-2128 for take out orders.

Bokeelia Boat Club: March 10

All boaters are invited to motor, sail, or row to Jug Creek to participate in the Bokeelia Boat Club's 4th Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. The blessing is asking for safe and pleasurable boating during the coming year.

All boaters wishing to attend are asked to be at Jug Creek in front of the Tow Boat US docks by 1:45 p.m. Members of the Pine Island Clergy will perform the blessing.

For more information call Bokeelia Boat Club Commodore Sandra Flanders at 603-620-1086 or email:

Matlacha Hookers: March 11

The Matlacha Hookers general membership meeting will be on Monday, March 11 at Sandy Hook Restaurant in Matlacha beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sandy Hook will have a limited menu available for your enjoyment and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. The Matlacha Hookers is a 501c women's civic organization whose mission statement is to 'Make a Positive Difference in our Community' and is open to women over the age of 21.

For the month of March, members are reminded to bring two items for the Food Pantry. March will be focused on personal care items. The items that they need the most are adult and children's shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, body wash, toothpaste, toilet paper, laundry detergent and dish soap.

For additional information about the Matlacha Hookers or the general membership meeting, please call DJ at 283-5270. Our next monthly meeting is scheduled on Monday, April 8 at Sandy Hook Restaurant in Matlacha.

Beacon of H.O.P.E.: March 12

The Breast Health Caravan will make a stop at the Beacon of H.O.P.E., 5465 Pine Island Road on March 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

To qualify for the services you must have: lived in Lee County for the past 12 months and have no health insurance. An individual must bring their Lee County photo ID, social security card and proof of income for entire household (tax return, pay stubs, W-2)

Partners for Breast Cancer Care, Inc. will provide private, no-cost breast examination by a volunteer physician, intake process with bilingual case manager for qualification for mammogram, demonstration of how to perform self-breast examination, screening mammogram and informational hand-out packet.

Those interested should call 454-8583 for an appointment or attend the event.

Order of the Golden Brush: March 12

Order of the Golden Brush is sponsoring an art workshop with Pine Island artist Mel Meo. She will inspire individuals creative spirit as they paint a wall hanging of an underwater scene with a turtle during the workshop, which will be held on Tuesday, March 12 from 1-4 p.m. The workshop, which will be held at the St. James Civic Association, is $40 and everyone is welcome to attend.

Individuals are asked to bring a table cover, all other materials are provided. For information or to sign up for the workshop call Linda at 283-5207 or MaryAnn at 283-9337.



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