August in Estero

Is just right for …

… checking out some wellness ways while the snowbirds are away.

SEE HEALTHY LIFE CENTER, below

… seeking shade under the green canopy at the Koreshan State Historic Site.

SEE KORESHAN STATE HISTORIC SITE, below

… planting yourself in the sand or staking out a trail while the crowds are down.

SEE LOVERS KEY, below

… shopping while the stores are luring locals and some items are tax free! (Aug. 5-7)

SEE MIROMAR, below

… voting in an election!

SEE ELECTION DAY, below

HEALTHY LIFE CENTER


KORESHAN STATE HISTORIC SITE

TRADITIONAL YOGA

Every Tuesday at 8:30 am

Traditional yoga class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Modifiable for all ages and levels of participants. Over time, this form of yoga will tone the body and focus the mind. Each practice will leave you relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Beginners welcome! Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission free.

GODDESS YOGA

Every Thursday at 8:30 am

This form of yoga incorporates goddess mythology into the physical practice of yoga, allowing participates to embrace and internalize the symbolic nature of each goddess in the practice. Focus is on improving internal strength, clarity, love and creativity, and is accompanied by a dynamic physical practice. Basic physical agility required. Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission free.

NEW! KAYAK the ESTERO RIVER from the Koreshan State Historic Site Boat Ramp

Have you explored the Estero River lately? Now is the time! Koreshan State historic Site is now offering canoes and kayaks for rent, starting August 1, 2016. Enjoy the serenity of our community’s hidden treasure, the Estero River, while paddling the freshly cleared waterway. Canoes rentals are $7.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Single Kayak rentals are $10.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Tandem Kayak rentals are $15.00 for the first hour, and $10.00 each additional hour. Rent at the Ranger Station. No reservations. For more information call (239) 992-0311.

 

NATIVE PLANT SALE

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

KORESHAN SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our quaint summer market offers local produce, fresh seafood, local honey handcrafted goods, pickles and olives, and fresh mozzarella cheese! The market is admission free for the summer. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information.

GUIDED HISTORIC TOURS

Explore the 19th century religious Koreshan settlement, its structures, and gardens. Join our guided walking tours every Saturday and Sunday at 10  a.m. and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half. Guided tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 6 years of age and can be purchased at the Ranger Station (239) 992-0311.


LOVERS KEY

A walk on the Wild Side

friday, August 5 at 10 a.m.

Take a mile-long guided hike along our Black Island Trail with a park ranger to learn about the fascinating vegetation and wildlife that reside in this maritime hammock.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

The Art of the Calusa Talk

Wednesday, August 10 at 10  a.m.

Join a Park Ranger for an interesting and informative talk about the art of the Calusa, a tribe of American Indians that ruled this area hundreds of years ago.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

Beach Walk and Estuary Tour

Friday, August 12 at 10  a.m.

Take a leisurely one-mile walk over the estuary and along the beach with a park ranger.  Find out what washes ashore on the beach during the night and learn about coastal wildlife.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

Junior Ranger Adventures Program: Sea Turtles

Thursday, August 18 at 10 a.m.

Join a park ranger to learn about the marine species that make the estuary and barrier island environments unique, and explore sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, and egg casings of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and manatees, dolphins and rays. you will get wet as you venture into the estuary. After the program, participants can begin their journey to become a Florida State Park Junior Ranger through fun self-led activities. This program is appropriate for children ages 6 and up.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

Florida Manatee talk

Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m.

Join a park ranger for an interesting and informative talk about the Florida Manatee. Learn about Florida’s gentle giants and the threats they face. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Call 239-463-4588.

Signs of Wildlife

Wednesday, August 24 at 10 a.m.

Join a park naturalist to explore the variety of wildlife which thrive around us.  Discover the different tell-tale signs that critters leave behind, explore how they use their senses, and learn about the natural history of the animals that reside in Lovers Key.  Participants will be able to make their own animal tracks to take home using molds and plaster.   Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

Sea Turtle talk

friday, August 26 at 10 a.m

Join a park ranger to learn about the fascinating life of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer.  Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.


MIROMAR OUTLETS

Open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

EVENTS

Kids’ Crafts

Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon

Kids from toddlers to twelve are invited to participate in fun activities in MundoMax Playland.

Fitness Camp

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 am

A 60-minute fitness class offered by a certified fitness professional and designed specifically for women. This workout incorporates cardiovascular intervals, strength training, and lots of abs. Classes are weekly at MundoMax Playland.

Family Yoga with Kathryn

Aug. 20, 10 to 11 a.m. at  MundoMax Playland.

A FREE 45-minute beginners’ yoga class in MundoMax Playland, for families with toddlers to tweens. Bring your own mat. Supplies are limited.

Singles Mingle

Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ford’s Garage.

Meet local singles through this social gathering at Ford’s Garage. There will be raffle prizes, live entertainment, and drink specials all night.

Kids’ Day

Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in MundoMAX Playland.

Kids from toddlers to twelve are invited to participate in fun activities. Kids will receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza and a coupon for a free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, while supplies last.


ELECTION DAY is Aug. 30

  1. What times are the polls open on election day?
  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m. is still eligible to cast a vote.
  1. What kind of identification do I need to bring to the polls?
  • When you go to the polling place to vote, you will be asked to provide a current and valid picture identification with a signature. Approved forms of picture identification are: Florida driver’s license; Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; United States passport; debit or credit card; military identification; student identification; retirement center identification; neighborhood association identification; public assistance identification; veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06; or an employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality (Section 101.043, F.S.). If the picture identification does not contain a signature, you will be asked to provide an additional identification with your signature.

For more information about the Aug. 30 election, including where you are supposed to vote, go to http://www.lee.vote.

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