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May 1, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

AA Meetings

Sunday: 7:30 p.m., Methodist Church; Monday: 7 p.m., Methodist Church; Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., Fishers of Men Lutheran Church; Wednesday: 10 a.m., Fishers of Men Lutheran Church; Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., Matlacha Community Center; Thursday: 8 p.m., Fishers of Men Lutheran Church; Friday: 10 a.m., Fishers of Men Lutheran Church

(for women)

Friday: 8 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church' Saturday: 8 p.m., Fishers of Men Lutheran Church


Meets at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, 10380 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, Thursday at 8 p.m.

NA Meetings

Tuesday: 8 p.m., Methodist Church

Saturday: 6:30 p.m., Fishers of Men Lutheran Church

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step program for individuals suffering from food obsession, overeating, under eating and bulimia. (No dues, fees or weigh-ins). There is a meeting at Cape Christian Fellowship, at 2110 Chiquita Blvd., Fridays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 239-338-5948, or visit the Web site at

Alden Pines Ladies League

The Alden Pines Ladies League is seeking new members. The league plays on Thursday with a 7:45 a.m. shot-gun start. Players are expected to be ready to play at 7:30 a.m. A GHIN handicap is required to compete for prizes. The league competes for NET prizes only. For more information, contact May McDermond at 283-2482 or Alden Pines Golf Course at 283-2179.

Alden Pines Men's Golf League

The Alden Pines Men's Golf League is seeking new members. The League golfs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with a 7 a.m. Shot Gun start. For more info call Bill at 283-7864 or Dan at 283-2179.

American Legion Post 136

4106 Stringfellow Road, 283-4434; Log onto

Tuesday: Bingo starts at 6pm. Legion Riders meet first Wednesday; Auxiliary meets second Wednesday; Legion Post meets third Wednesday; S.A.L. meets fourth Wednesday. Call about meal times and menu.

Bokeelia Boat Club

The BBC meets at the Pine Island Elks Club on the second Thursday of each month. Refreshments and food are available at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting commencing at 7 p.m.. This club is focused on fun and exciting social events inspired through safe boating. Membership for all boating enthusiasts is welcomed, so come join us and share the fun. For more information visit the website or contact Sandra Flanders, BBC Commodore, at 603-620-1086.

Bokeelia Civic Association

The Bokeelia Civic Association meets the second Monday of the month from October to May at the Tropic Isle Resort located at 15175 Stringfellow Road (just past mile marker #14) at 7 p.m. All the meetings present speakers of local interest and the public is encouraged to attend. Monthly newsletters are emailed to members by Visit Membership dues are $15 per person per year or $25 per couple per year and can be mailed to P.O. Box 765, Bokeelia, FL 33922. Call 283-3247 for details.

From Our Hearts

From Our Hearts is an organization that raises funds to provide breast cancer screening and treatment for eligible persons in the Greater Pine Island/Matlacha area. In partnership with Partners for Breast Cancer Care Inc. & Regional Cancer Center, Lee Memorial Health System. The community is invited to attend our monthly meetings at the Fire House at Pine Island Center. Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. For information visit

Greater Pine Island Civic Association

The Greater Pine Island Civic Association meets October through May on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.. At the Elk's Club at Pine Island Center. All are welcome and you do not need to be a member to attend the meetings. All persons 18 years of age or older who reside on Greater Pine Island, which includes Pine Island east through Matlacha including Matlacha Isles, are eligible to join the G.P.I.C.A. The G.P.I.C.A. is civic in nature, so as to unite, in common cause, the residents and organizations of Greater Pine Island in a continuing effort to preserve and maintain a desirable, livable community. Dues are $10 per year. Visit the web site at to join or for further information and news on current issues. You can also contact Roger Wood (president) at 920-421-3984.

Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge #2781

Elks Lodge located at the four-way stop on Pine Island. Lodge meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday chef specials, games and entertainment. Call lodge at 283-4388 for details or email or visit / lodges / home.cfm?lodgenumber=2781.

Greater Pine Island Masonic Club

Is meeting at St. James Episcopal Church at 7771 Stringfellow Road SSC on the first and third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. with a lunch following at Raymary Grill. All Masons, ladies and guests are invited. For more information, call Jim Foss at 239-896-0329 or Roy Maddock at 239-283-2750. Cape Coral Lodge #367, meets the second and fourth Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at 244 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. 239-574-2122.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island

Meets every Friday morning at Bert's Bar and Grill. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 8 a.m. President: Carlyn Herring, 282-5610.

Knights of Columbus

Meets at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Matlacha Civic Association

Meets at Art Association Building in Matlacha Park on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Mail correspondence to P.O. Box 521, Matlacha, FL 33993.

Matlacha Mariners

Matlacha Mariners are seeking new members. The group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. sharp at the Matlacha Community Center. For more information, call Wayne Reed at 239-283-8045 or go to the web at

Matlacha-Pine Island Firefighter's Auxiliary

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Station One. The Auxiliary is responsible for providing services and supplies to the MPIFCD firefighters. All are invited to attend. Dues are $20 per year. For information, call Jeanne Adams at 283-3247.

Matlacha Yacht Club

The Matlacha Yacht Club welcomes new members (no yacht necessary). We are a boating/social club and once a month activities include meetings/dinners and dances, picnics on local islands, boat and land excursions. For more information, contact Commodore Terry Smayda at

Museum of the Islands

Located at 5728 Sesame Drive at the Center (next to library). Winter hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Summer hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Tours are available, call 283-1525.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m., in the formation building at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, located at 1922 SW 20th Avenue in Cape Coral. For information and directions call 239-898-5549.

Peace Meditations

Meditations centered in peace are held at 3 p.m., every Tuesday. Explore personal and spiritual essence to heal blocks to individual peace locally and worldwide. Everyone is welcome. Call Sheilana Massey, DD, at 282-3595 for details.

Pine Island Alateen

The Pine Island Alateen Family group meets Sundays at 7:30 p.m. in the Pine Island United Methodist Church youth building. Students in middle and high school are welcome to attend. Alateen is a peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else's problem drinking. Many Alateen groups meet at the same time and location as an Al-Anon group. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers.

Pine Island Chamber of Commerce

2nd Tuesday 6 p.m., Board of Directors meeting, at Chamber building. Guests welcome 3rd Thursday 6 p.m. Business After-Hours at member business (to be announced in press release the week prior) 4th Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Chamber Breakfast at Island Grill in Winn-Dixie Shopping Center. Speaker each month. Breakfast $7 per person.

Pine Island Community Church

The Thrift Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pine Island Earth Friends

A community discussion group, which focuses on environmental issues, meets on the third Wednesday from 10-11:30 a.m. every month, but location varies. For information contact Diane Maher at 239-246-3930.

Pine Island F.I.S.H. Inc.

Pine Island FISH (Fellow Islanders Sending Help) offers volunteer assistance with the following services to qualified clients: non-emergency transportation to doctor, grocery, etc; lending mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower stools, etc.; emergency assistance for rent, utilities medical, etc.; respite and In-touch services. Monthly meetings are the first Thursday at Pine Island United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Mailing address P.O. Box 357, Matlacha, FL 33993, phone 283-4442 or New members always welcome.

Pine Island Food Pantry

The food pantry is housed in the Life Center of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church on Stringfellow Road in Bokeelia. The pantry, an equal opportunity organization, serves residences of Pine Island and greater Matlacha. Open Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., closed on holidays. Nonperishable food can be dropped off at the following locations. Winn-Dixie, V.F.W., American Legion, Moose, Stonegate Bank and the Matlacha Post Office. Donations can be mailed to Pine Island Food Pantry, 12175 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922. For inquiries, call 239-443-6561 and leave a message.

Pine Island Garden Club

Monthly Garden Club meetings are held on the third Thursday every month at the Fishers of Men Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10360 Stringfellow Road, and begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and refreshments followed by our guest speaker's presentation and finishing up with a brief member's business meeting. Club meetings are free and open to everyone. If you are interested in attending a meeting or becoming a member (annual dues are $20), call Kathie Reiter, Membership Chairman, at 283-3176.

Pine Island Moose Lodge #1954

8903 Stringfellow Road; 282-0438-Office

The Moose Men meet every third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Officers meet at 6 p.m. Women have a chapter meeting at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday and the business meeting is held the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Lunch: Monday - Saturday - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pine Island Outdoor Sketchers

The Pine Island Outdoor Sketchers (formerly the Peter Quigley Outdoor Sketchers) meets on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at various sites on Pine Island. Everyone, regardless of experience, is invited to attend. Just bring a chair and your drawing/painting equipment. No charge.

Pine Island Pool

Closed Sunday and Monday; open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pool closed Feb.23 and March 2. The pool is located at 5675 Sesame Drive. Call 239-283-2220.

Pine Island Public Library

The Pine Island Public library is located in the Pine Island Center at 10700 Russell Road. The phone number is 533-4350. Library hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, closed. Friends of the Library meets on the fourth Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

Pine Island Scouting Troops

n Cub Scouts, Pack 20. Den meeting every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pine Island United Methodist Church (grades 1 through 5). Call Cubmaster, Jerry Bush, 282-9284 for further information.

n Boy Scouts, Troop 20. Meeting every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at PIUMC (grades 6 through 12). Call Scoutmaster Mike Taylor at 898-0657.

Pine Island Tennis Club

The Pine Island Tennis Club plays each Monday, Wednes-day and Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. This is a free play time and all are welcome to join the fun at the courts in Phillips Park.

Pine Island Writers

If you enjoy writing, please join us every Monday at 7 p.m. (except holidays). We meet at St. John's Episcopal Church, 7771 Stringfellow Rd., St. James City. For information, contact Gail Berreitter at 239-940-0809 or email us at Visit our website at

St. James City Boat Club

The SJCBC was formed to create an organization of boating enthusiasts in our community. Our goal is to have a small friendly boating club to enjoy social events. In doing this we promote safe and smart boating and training when needed. Events provide boating fun from island picnics to cruises to the Bahamas, keys and other places on the water. In addition, we conduct fishing, snorkeling and diving trips. To join you must agree to be on our roster system for broadcast and interactive email communications within our membership. Your email address is required, but only club members will be given this information. Also, the SJCBC is aware of the needs of our community therefore we donate time and funds to needy organizations of St. James City and Pine Island. Monthly social meetings are held to plan events and have fun. If interested, call 560-0128. For more information regarding our club go to

St. James City Civic Association

Activities are held year round and the public is always welcome. Memberships are encouraged at $15 annually. Currently, we are offering the following activities: exercise class, bridge, Mah Jongg, painting and Hobby Club. Rental of the SJCCA for meetings, weddings, family reunions, etc. is also available. Visit our website at for further information and a list of activities or contact Jodee at 283-4790 or . The SJCCA is located at 4th and Lemon.

Tai Chi Club

The Tai Chi Club meets Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church. For information contact Frank Tuma at 283-9155.

Yoga, meditation

Yoga, meditation at the Fishers of Men Lutheran Church, just south of the 4-way stop. Mondays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Bring own towel/mat and wear loose comfortable clothing. Donation $9. Information: Roothee at 283-1175.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4353

8150 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, 283-2277

VFW meets first Monday each month at 7 p.m.; Ladies' Auxiliary second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.; Men's Auxiliary third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.; Joint membership meeting the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Call about meal times and menu.



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