Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove paints a mural in August on the Matlacha Post Office wall. / FILE PHOTO
Gulls fight over a piling in Matlacha in September. / FILE PHOTO
A zebra longwing butterfly feeds in the butterfly house at the Rotary Park Environmental Center. / FILE PHOTO
Thursday, Feb. 6
Farmers market Fresh farmers market located in the large field next to Gulf Coast Village. This farmers market is every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locally grown produce, fresh pickles, jewelry, plants, sunglasses, food trucks and a lot more. Come check it out. Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, 785-8361.
Friday, Feb. 7
Guided Paddle of Matlacha Pass Go with a guide so you dont get lost to explore the beautiful mangroves and secret passages of Matlacha Pass. This is a great opportunity to see manatees, bird life, and sea life up close. Meeting location will be given upon registration. Please register in advance. (16-plus years). 9-11 a.m. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 549-4606. $10 per person (bring your own kayak). CapeParks.com
History Tour Of Matlacha Island The tour begins and ends at The Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens at 4637 Pine Island Road every Friday at 8 a.m. in the garden. The 60-minute tour starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $10. Reservations required 945-0405. truetours.net.
Home School Edible Gardening Science Series Edible Flowers at Rotary Park This series of classes is taught by master gardener Adrienne Diaz. Sign up for one, two or all of them and learn all about growing your own food right at home. Please register in advance. (2-15 years) Future classes: March 14 - The Fun Fruit: Berries & Grapes; April 11 - Tropical Fruit. 1-2:15 p.m. $5 Cape residents / $8 Non-Cape residents. Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral, 549-4606. CapeParks.com