Note that the events are separated into two sections – Special Events & Ongoing Events.

Special Events

Partners in Breast Health will be coming to the Beacon on September 26th from 10 am to 2 pm. This is for people with no insurance. You will receive a breast exam, information on breast health, and a script for a free mammogram. If you don’t have transportation, the Beacon will drive you to the appointment. Call 239-454-8583 to make an appointment.

The Samaritan Health and Wellness Clinic is now open every other Wednesday morning from 8 am to noon here at the Beacon.  This primary care clinic is for the uninsured and underinsured and is for all ages. It also deals with mental health issues. The cost is $50 with help available if needed. Call the Beacon for an appointment at 239-283-5123.

The Beacon has a Coffee Klatch to help Pine Islanders cope with the emotions we have been through and are still experiencing, like exhaustion, sadness, anger, and fear. To be listened to and heard, to share experiences in a safe way, and to give that to others can lift our hearts and bolster our strength. Ronda Czareki (Social Worker) and Nancy Buthman (Director Beacon) invite you to join us at the Beacon for coffee and cake every Friday morning at 10 am starting September 22nd. Call Ronda at 231-383-1302 if you have any questions. 

The Attic – Every Tuesday is 50% off all clothes, shoes, and jewelry. Days of 50% off “almost everything” will be held on some Tuesdays. The next ones are October 5 and 31, November 5, and Black Friday November 24.

The “Jane’s Gift” Endowment Fund has been started. This will help us continue our mission for many years to come. See the details on the President’s page.

The Beacon is now the Sponsor of the Pine Island Boy Scout troop.

There will be a Spanish class every Tuesday at 6 pm starting July 11th.


Ongoing Events

Community Programs/Client Services are open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. You can make an appointment with a Case Manager at these times. Computers, fax and printer are available for use and the Emergency Pantry is open. We also have a Notary.

Beacon Bites and Transportation to medical appointments and treatments are ongoing. Call 239-283-5123 if you need either of these.

The Saturday Food Bank is on hold until further notice.

Wellness Committee – Next meeting – Monday, October 9th  at 10 am.

Fund Raising Committee Meeting – 3rd Monday of the month. Next meeting Monday, October 16 at 10 am..

Grants Committee Meeting – To be announced.

Spanish class – Tuesday at 6 pm.

Veterans Outreach – first Friday of every month from 9am to 12:30pm. Call for an appointment.

Pine Island Cares – Next meeting will be Wednesday, October 18th

Blood pressure screening on Wednesday from 1 to 2 pm and Saturday morning from 10 to 11 am.

Alzheimers Caregiver Support class. To register call 239-437-3007. Is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 9am at the Methodist Church.

Strange Arrangements – Monday 6 – 7:30 pm. A musical experience. Lessons given.

The Boy Scout troop will meet every Wednesday at 6 pm.

Girl Scouts meets on Friday nights at 6.

GED classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. Applications for classes may be made on Tuesday and Thursday between 9 am and 2 pm.

ESOL class – Every Monday  night at 7 pm at the Beacon and every Thursday from 6 to 8 pm..

Call the Beacon 239-283-5123 or Mary Lou Martin at 239-565-7012 to make an appointment for GED and ESOL classes.

The Attic (Thrift Store) is open from 9 am to 3 pm  Monday to Friday except closed on Wednesdays. Saturday hours are 10 am to 3 pm.  Donations may be brought from 9 am to 2:30 when we are open. To see what type of donations we are able to take, check out ” What We Do” on this Website and go to “The Attic/Thrift Store”.

Every Tuesday is 50% off clothing, shoes and purses. 50% off “almost everything” will be on October 5th and 31st, November 9th and 24th..

Please wear a mask if you haven’t been vaccinated. If you don’t have one, we do have some available.

Stay safe.

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