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

Special Events

The Beacon is starting 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.  Mary Sheehan (nurse clinition,ret.) and Nancy Buthman (Director Beaacon) invite you to join us at the Beacon for coffee and cake each Friday morning during February at 10 am. Call Mary at 941-404-6567 if you have any questions. Leave a message.

Free Tax Preparation by IRS certified volunteers is available again on Pine Island. Volunteers will prepare Federal Tax Returns at the Beacon of Hope offices located at 5090 Doug Taylor Circle from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Fridays starting February 17th. Please call the Beacon office at 239-283-5123 to  schedule your appointment beginning January 13th.

Transportation to medical appointments and treatments has re-started. Call the Beacon for an appointment -239-283-5123.

The Saturday Food Bank has restarted.  This is every Saturday from   9:30 am until about 11 am.

Veteran’s Support is the first Friday of each month from 9 am to 12:30 pm. If you are a veteran and need special help at this time please call and make an appointment at 239-283-5123.

Blood pressure screening will be held at the Beacon every Wednesday from 1 to 2 pm and every Saturday from 10 to 11 am starting this Wednesday.

Articles on this Website under Wellness – The past four articles have been on Mental Health issues… There have been articles on PTSD, social isolation, anxiety, and Positive Mental  Health. The present article is on E-Cigs. Each of these articles, as well as any from the past, are archived on this Website and you can check them out at any time.

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 “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 Wellness programs coming under the title “Take Care of Your Health. They will cover sleep, balance, stress, and nutrition—more details to come.

Ongoing Events

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. Beacon Bites and Transportation to medical appointments and treatments are ongoing. The Saturday Food Bank is at 9:30 am. The Emergency Pantry is open whenever the Beacon is open.

Wellness Committee – second Monday of the month at 10 am. Next meeting – Monday, February 13th  at 10 am.

Fund Raising Committee Meeting – 3rd Monday of the month at 10 am. Next meeting February 20th at 10 am..

Grants Committee Meeting – To be announced.

Homeless Committee – To be announced.

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

Pine Island Cares – To be announced

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.

Yoga class – Monday from 4 to 5 pm. Will restart in the fall.

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.

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 2 pm  Monday to Friday. Donations may be brought at these times. 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 one Tuesday a month.

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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