As another year comes to a close, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year. May songs of joy fill your home with warmth and your heart with happiness.
Malt Realty Holiday Hours are as follows:
- Christmas Eve 12/24/14 closing @ 12:00
- Closed Christmas Day 12/25/14
- 12/26/14 Office will be Open regular hours (8:30-5:30)
- 12/27/14 Office will be Open 10-2
- New Year’s Eve 12/31/14 Closing @ 3:00
- Closed New Year’s Day
Should you be in town this holiday season, here are some fun events available in beautiful SW Florida.
Organization: Rookery Bay
Make wildlife crafts such as marine mammal puppets, fish prints and cabbage palm reindeer. Activities are geared to children ages 6 to 12. Free with Environmental Learning Center admission ($5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6).
Friday/Saturday night Music at Fishermen’s Village – December 26 and 27, 5pm – 9pm Center Court, Fishermen’s Village, off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda (map)
Friday and Saturday night live entertainment at Fishermen’s Village. Year round, free of charge. Various musicians and bands perform live music, center stage, 5-9 pm. http://www.fishville.com
Friday by the Fountain – Fri, December 26, 6pm – 9pm
Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Parkway & US 41, Ft. Myers (map)
Enjoy live music every Friday night from 6-9pm, in Center Court while you stroll through the shops and restaurants. For more information, please call 239-489-1221
Jazzy Friday’s – Fri, December 26, 5pm – 8pm
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers (map)
Don’t miss our New Jazzy Fridays, featuring our Award Winning Chef Murray as he prepares a Free Italian Pasta & Scampi Appetizer in honor of Mario “The Catman” Infanti, performing his Smooth Jazz, Blues and R&B. We are located across from the Gulf Coast Town Center, off Alico Road (I-75 at Exit 128) next to City/Ashley Furniture. http://www.hiftmyersairport.com
Two-Hour Guided Kayak Nature Tours at Lovers Key State Park – Sat, December 27, 10am – 10am
Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Boulevard, Ft Myers Beach (map)
On Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays at 10am, join us for a two-hour guided kayak nature tour. Reservations are required, please call 239-314-0110, $45.
Car Cruise-In – Sat, December 27, 5pm – 8pm
Downtown Fort Myers (map)
4th Saturday every month, all classic cars and show cars welcome! Free. DJ spins classic rock with trivia, 4-8pm.
Band “High Voltage” at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club – Sun, December 28, 6pm – 9pm
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples (map)
Come out and enjoy live music in a tropical setting, and watch a picture perfect Southwest Florida sunset.
Cape Coral Quilters Guild – Mon, December 29, 10am – 3pm
Christ Lutheran Church (Hafer Hall), 2911 Del Prado Boulevard South, Cape Coral (map)
Group meets in Hafer Hall from 10am-3pm every Monday and welcomes anyone who is interested in quilting. Fabric donations are accepted to make charity quilts. For more information, please call 239-573-6337.
“Family Beach Walks” – Sanibel – Tue, December 30, 9am – 9am
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 1 Wildlife Drive, Sanibel (map)
Family beach walks are held at 9 am every Tuesday in partnership with Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. The program takes place at Gulfside Park for a one-hour exploration of the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. For more information, please call 239-472-1100.
English Country Dancing – Tue, December 30, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Ft Myers (map)
Learn social dances of 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Partners not necessary, beginners are welcome at this family-friendly event held 6:30-8:30pm Tuesdays year-round. Lessons are free after one-time payment of $10, which covers lifetime membership to Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center. For more information, please call 239-432-2154.
Movie Mania at Rookery Bay – Monday, December 29, 2014 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Organization: Rookery Bay
Bring the whole family and enjoy a selection of nature films selected by Rookery Bay staff and researchers! Movie mania will be held in the auditorium where the amphitheater-style, cushioned seating will give everyone a great view of the film with ample room to relax! Film selections are subject to change. Only family-friendly films will be shown.
Sunset to Starlight Cruise– Monday, December 29, 2014 4:45 PM – 7:30 PM
Organization: Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
This naturalist-led small boat adventure takes place in the evening and is often (but not always) around the time of the full moon. Guests will visit a remote section of Keewaydin Island, renowned for its shell-strewn beaches and pastel sunsets. Stroll along and enjoy beachcombing until the magical moment when the sun sinks into the Gulf.