January 22, 2008

Upcoming Marco Events

Mark the Calendar, January 22nd, February 26, March25 and April 8

Marco Island, FL-The City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department, the Marco Island Civic Association, the Marco Island YMCA, and Orion Bank, have partnered with Medical Surgical Specialists to bring the second installment of the Healthy Living Lecture Series.
The classes for the next four months are:
January 22nd, Cardiology and Heart Screening
February 26th, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (both children and adults)
March 25th, Colorectal Screenings and new Laparoscopic surgical techniques
April 8th, Battle of the Sexes, Prostate Cancer and Women's Reproductive Cancer.
Lecture topics are subject to change due to physician’s availability. For more information call Mindy Matusiak at 239-642-0575.


SAVE THE DATE: January 26th
TIME: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mackle Park
WHAT: 3rd annual Simply Silly Celebration

Residents and visitors can participate in the Sour Power Key Lime Pie Contest, listen to some great blues music, jump in a bounce house, play on a bungee trampoline, try a bungee run, stick to a velcro wall, experience inflatable sumo wrestling, or just watch all of the silly madness. It will be a great day to enjoy the community, the park and silly fun. For additional information: Dana Souza, Parks and Recreation Director 239-642-0575


LEARN HOW TO PROTECT PARADISE ON JANUARY 25th Florida-friendly landscaping seminar planned for residents

Marco Island, FL--The City of Marco Island, the City’s Beautification Advisory Committee, the University of Florida and the Project Greenscape staff will host an educational seminar for homeowners on January 25th at Mackle Park. This seminar will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will cover the benefits of Florida-friendly landscaping. Specifically, the benefits that could save time, energy and money while protecting our fragile environment.

"The quality of life on Marco Island is directly impacted by the quality of the environment," said, Councilor Terri DiScuillo.~ "Programs like this will continue to promote the citizen’s education about our environment and ways they can commit to be environmental stewards."

The presenter for the workshop is Cathy Feser, Urban Horticulture Agent, University of Florida Collier County Extension Office who will speak on "Landscape Principles for Marco Island".
"It is important that we educate Marco Island homeowners and residents about using native and Florida friendly plant material in our yards and gardens," said Alan Brown, a member of the City's Beautification Advisory Committee. "It is timely that this workshop is being presented when Marco Island is facing stricter water use regulations for our gardens."

The workshop is one of the Beautification Advisory Committee's annual activities and is consistent with their goal to beautify Marco Island through community education.
For more information about Project Greenscape visit the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s website at http://www.rookerybay.org/CTP-BMP.html <http://www.rookerybay.org/CTP-BMP.html>

Mackle Park Community Center is located at 1361 Andalusia Terrace, Marco Island, Florida.
For more information about the seminar contact the City of Marco Island Parks and Recreation Department at 642-1666.

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