To the Editor:
We are pleased to announce our 2014 Pet calendars have arrived just in time for the holidays! The calendars will be available at our facility, our three thrift stores, our website (the donation page), many events throughout the area and several local merchants.
What began two years ago as an Adult Day Respite Program, the “Forget-me-Nots,” will expand its offerings this fall. There has been a call for more activities and socialization opportunities for the seniors of Boca Grande and its neighboring communities.
Join Friends Aboard the M/V Santiva for an afternoon of Fun. On Saturday, Nov. 23, a group will be traveling to Woody's Waterside Pub in St. James, located on the southern end of Pine Island.
Start practicing your game now, because the annual Turkey Hoop Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. on the Boca Grande Community Center basketball courts.
Registration begins at 9:15 and ends at 9:45 a.m. There is no cost to register.
This year, the event will start a new tradition within a tradition, as the Boca Beacon will be co-sponsoring the event with Lee County Parks & Recreation.
“We were asked if we would be interested in co-sponsoring this program as well as the youth fishing tournaments, and we were really excited to participate in this as well,” said Boca Beacon Publisher Dusty Hopkins. “It’s a wonderful community event that always has a good turnout, and it’s nice to see families participating, not just individuals.”
The contest is divided up into age groups: Co-ed 4 and under; co-ed 5 and 6; and separate divisions for males and females for ages 7 to 8, 9 to 10, 11 to 14 and 15 and up (adult).
Prizes will be awarded to the first place winner of each division. The contest will be 15 shots from several locations on the court. The three top competitors in each age division will advance to the final round.
All children must be supervised for this event.
Contact 964-2564 for more information.
From the Queen to Hyannis Port and beyond, Friends of Boca Grande Community Center is starting their season of educational, informative and entertaining lectures and performances out in a big way.
On Monday, Nov. 18, Friends will present a National Theater Live performance of “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
If you have never experienced National Theater Live, now is your chance. You don’t have to travel to London for the thrill of Helen Mirren’s award-winning theater performance.
West End Productions brings the show to you via its filming of an actual theater presentation. Ms. Mirren reprises her winning performance as Queen Elizabeth I, showcasing the private side of the Queen through decades of meetings with prime ministers from Churchill to Cameron.
Ticket prices are $20, available in advance at Friends Office or online at friendsofbocagrande.org. A limited quantity may be available for purchase in the theater lobby on evening of performance.
On Friday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the auditorium, Andrew Fone will host a lecture titled “At the Center of the World: Hyannis Port and the Presidency of John F. Kennedy.”
Our well-loved documentarian returns to Boca Grande with rarely seen film footage and interviews featuring the impact of the shocking events of 50 years ago in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
The ticket price is $20, and they are available in advance at Friends’ Office, or online at friendsofbocagrande.org. A limited quantity may be available for purchase in the theater lobby on day of performance.
On Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., experience Pine Island in a way you’ve never seen it before. This excursion by boat leaves the Pink Docks in the morning to launch Robert Macomber’s new novel, “Honors Rendered.”
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience: Transport your mind, body and spirit to a make-believe South Pacific Island – just a short cruise from Boca Grande. Join Friends aboard the M/V Santiva to spend a day on Pine Island with popular author Robert Macomber. The theme for the day is in keeping with Honors Rendered exotic South Pacific locale.
Macomber, dressed in traditional Samoan garb, will be on hand to say “aloha” and to welcome guests to his grand book signing for the 11th Annual Southwest Florida Reader Rendezvous. Relax with a tropical South Pacific drink while sporting your most outrageous Hawaiian shirt.
Ticket price: $75 on sale at Friends Office or online at friendsofbocagrande.org. Space is limited, so please sign up early.
Price of ticket includes round trip boat transportation and non-alcoholic beverages on board.
Call the Friends office at 964-0827 for more information.
The Englewood Pop Warner Cheer Association has a goal, and that goal is to raise $5,000 to go to regional Cheer Competition in Orlando this Thanksgiving.
This month, the group is selling HoneyBaked Ham gift cards in the amounts of $10, $25, $35 and $50, and holiday pies from Publix Bakery. Apple, dutch apple and pumpkin pies are available, and each one is $6 including tax.
All orders must be in by Nov. 21, and pies will be given to cheerleaders on Nov. 23 for distribution.
Right now, the girls’ funds are low. If you would like to order, contact island resident Roselle Agles, whose daughter, Zoe, is part of the squad. She can be reached at (505) 470-8785 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time to eat some spaghetti, and spaghetti dog is ready! He’s not at the Crowninshield just yet, but his first stop is in downtown Boca Grande.
For just $10, you can get all the spaghetti, garden salad, garlic bread, soft drinks, tea or lemonade you can eat or drink at the Loose Caboose on Friday, Nov. 15 between 5 and 8 p.m.
All money raised will be used for the medical and maintenance costs for the Boudreau rescue dogs. So far, Blanche and Jacques have spent approximately $10,000 on the medical needs of their foster dogs. If you would like to make a private donation, you can call Blanche at (941) 421-2805.
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