Local artist Marjorie Pesek will lead this 3-hour workshop for adults of all levels of creative talent. She will share her unique art technique of Layered Imagery. Participants will be supplied with a sketch on a 9" x 12" stretched canvas, a template of the subject, glue, scissors, and magazines. Marjorie will work with you to create a masterpiece you can take home! Additional kits available for purchase in the nature store.
Registration fee includes one adult (ages 12+) and all necessary supplies. Come early and enjoy complimentary admission to the Environmental Learning Center.

www.rookerybay.org 239-530-5972

Jun 16, 2016
05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present the exhibition: Summer I: Fabric from May 23 through September 7, with works submitted by local artists Muffy Clark Gill, Leigh Herndon, and Natalie Guess. The Opening Reception will feature wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $3 for the public and free for participating artists and their guest as well as members of the United Arts Council and the Friends of Rookery Bay.

www.rookerybay.org, 239-530-5972

June 13, 2016 $55
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understanding your camera’s features, the Essentials of Digital Photography: How to get the most from your digital camera workshop is for you. This class covers the essentials of your digital camera. You will learn how to use your camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. No previous camera or photography experience is necessary, just a desire to learn. Sonny Saunders has over 35 years of experience in photography and instruction and is renowned for his ability to communicate to a wide variety of students.

www.rookerybay.org, 239-530-5972

Jun 8, 2016
09:30 am - 01:30 pm

Join renown Lee Hammond, Rookery Bay Reserve’s Artist in Residence, for an art program this summer and explore the magic of drawing and painting.

On Wednesday’s in June, Lee will teach painting in acrylics. This is a non-structured class as well, and each student will work on their own chosen piece. No experience is required. This is the perfect painting class for a beginner, or someone who simply wants to improve their painting skills. All subject matter will be demonstrated, such as still life, flowers, animals, portraits, and scenery.

This class will meet once a week for 4 weeks, 9:30am to 1:30pm: June 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Class fees are $160 per month, and no refunds for missed classes. Art supplies are not included: refer to required supply list by clicking the Details button at left. You will also be sent a list in your email confirmation upon payment for this class.
www.rookerybay.org, 239-530-5972

Our next meeting, June 8, 2016, will be an exciting one. It is mid year and time to assess ourselves. We will be sharing information about our group’s structure. In addition to the monthly meeting which is open to everyone, our subgroups meet separately. These subgroups are geared towards individuals’ interests, such as Periodicals, Poetry, Critique, Memoir Writing, etc. Visitors and members alike will get more information about the subgroups available as well as their meeting times and places. If anyone is interested in forming a new subgroup, that is great! Each officer of the MIWI will explain their role in the organization – president, secretary, treasurer, publicity chair, anthology chair, farmers market chair. The tone of the meeting will be conversational, with hopefully lively participation from everyone generating ideas and/or innovation.

When Hitler trained his lethal eye on the occupation of France, the Gaillet family was forced from their resplendent home near the Belgian border by a bullet through their front door and a German soldier’s scream to evacuate within twenty-four hours. Thus begins the harrowing odyssey of four-year-old Hélène and her five siblings, who in 1940 abandoned everything they knew, and remained on the brink of disaster for four brutal years.

"I Was A War Child: World War II Memoir of a Little French Catholic Girl" is the raw account of one family’s exodus from the front line of the Nazi invasion of France. Written by Hélène Gaillet de Neergaard, this riveting memoir reveals how the family faced unfathomable hardship, hunger, and torment, as well as terrifying intervals where the six children forged ahead without their parents.

Through this vivid recollection of dodging roadblocks, bullets, and bombardments, this recounting is certain to enthrall those interested in World War II or in humans' ability to overcome extreme adversity. Family photos enrich the context for the reader.

Big week for us here at Marco Island Florist Home and Gifts!! Stop over and see for yourself and save 25%
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Big week for us here at Marco Island Florist Home and Gifts!! Stop over and see for yourself and save 25%
‪#‎MARCOFLORIST‬ ‪#‎winewednesday‬ ‪#‎memorialday‬ ‪#‎hugesale‬

Marco Island resident Roseanne Pawelec has launched a new children’s book, “Ollie Finds a New Home,” and is donating $1 from every copy sold to a fund which helps protect Marco’s burrowing owls.

The book takes children on a journey with Ollie, a burrowing owl on the island, as he and his family search for a new underground home. The book addresses the trauma of moving for young children and positive life lessons about change.

It is available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Booksamillion.com as well as in local bookstores and gift shops. The book has gotten an abundance of 5-star reviews on all sites. More information is available at www.marcoislandwritersinc.com

Roseanne Pawelec is a former broadcast journalist, having worked as a radio reporter and anchor in Boston at both the CBS and NPR affiliate radio stations.
She has also served as a government healthcare public relations professional at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Boston, and prior to that, at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In recent years, Roseanne has worked as a correspondent for local publications, including the Marco Eagle and the Sun Times newspapers.

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