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201909 September Activity Calendar


Thursday, September 19, Monthly meeting at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery,  20320 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd., Estero, FL    6 pm to 8 pm

Most people order a light meal or snack.     Activity planning meeting.  Come share your ideas!

201910 October Activity Calendar


Thursday, October 17, Monthly Meeting - Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, FL 33928   6:30 social get-together    7:00 pm Guest Speaker    7:45 Ambler business meeting   8:30 Adjourn

Sunday, October 20, 9:00 am.  Hike (approximately three hours).  Estero Bay Preserve State Park/ Estero River Scrub Trails 4940 W. Broadway, Estero, Fl  33928    Description:  hike 2 1/2 miles through scrubby flatwoods and muddy salt flats; observe gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, sea pursland, mangroves and wild flowers.  Wear old sneakers in case of water on the trail.

Bring plenty of water, snacks sunscreen and hat.  Meet at 9 am at parking lot at end of w broadway.
Public:  YES   Limit: 12
RSVP Joann  239-495 7644    You must RSVP to attend this event.
Sunday  October 27,   Snorkel trip   Location: John Pennekemp State Park,  102601 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo 33037  Mile Marker 102.5
Meet at the Entrance to the concession at 10:00am and should be back in Naples by 8 pm or earlier.   Snorkel in the beautiful waters off Key Largo. You will see tropical fish of many varieties, corals, seafans and the occasional sea turtle.  The water is clear with 30-50 ft visibility year round. Looking down from boat one can see every grain of sand and fish swimming below.
John Pennekemp S. P. has very nice camp sites, you must make reservations ahead of time.  Holiday Inn,  Key Largo and Courtyard by Marriott, key Largo are a short drive south of the park, both are on the ocean side.  Public invited.  Limit of 12 people.  Leisure activity.  Must be able to swim.    Leader:  Brenda Carneri     Phone:  239594-0401   email  bkcscuba@aol.com


201912 December Activity Calendar

December 2019

Sunday, December 8, 9am – 1pm,  Hiking, 457 Sabal Palm Road, Naples.  The trailhead is 3.2 miles east of Collier Blvd (CR-951) on Sabal Palm Road in Picayune Strand State Fores.  Look for the trailhead sign on the right.  Lat-Long:  26.095287, 81.634100.   Hike 4.2 miles through flat pinewoods with cypress trees in areas that are in a slightly lower elevation.  The trail will pass by a colony of endangered red cockaded woodpecker nests.  Portions of the trail may be wet so hikers should be prepared to wade up to 12 inches in places.  Wear old tennis shoes or hiking boots.  Bring one liter of water, a light s=lunch or snack, bug spray, sunscreen and a change of dry socks and shoes in your car for the ride home.  Optional: Hiking stick and binoculars. Public invited.  Limit 12 people.  Moderate difficulty.   RSVP to Carl Kepford  239-253-4255 or email  carl@tenthousandislands.net

There is no monthly meeting in December.  We will have a Holiday Dinner in place of the meeting.

Saturday, December 21.  Holiday Potluck Dinner, 5pm to 8:30 pm.  Share the holiday season with good friends.  Bring a dish to pass, your own drinks and a gift if you want to take part in the Yankee Gift Exchange.  RSVP to Janet 239-877-2039.  Janet will give you the address in Estero.

Thursday, December 31, 2019 4:00 pm to Friday, January 1, 2020.   NEW YEAR’S EVE CAMPOUT  at Mariposa, 1721 Rock Road, Naples.  Come for just the evening or camp-out with us.  Plan to come about 4pm, but you can come earlier if you want to get set up earlier.  Tents, RVs, vans welcome.  Bring a dish to share for the Saturday evening meal, bring a lawn chair, beverage of choice and camping gear.  Have dinner, gather around the campfire and ring in the New Year.  The hosts will furnish breakfast on New Year’s Day.  Public invited, Leisure activity.  RSVP to Betty Wilson 239-298-2724 wilgoson@aol.com or Chuck 239-398-3820 flswampeagle@aol.com     Please also note Carl’s bike activity on New Year’s Day.