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Christmas & Chinese Gift Exchange Party - Islamorada Fish Company

  • Islamorada Fish Company

    10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers, FL (map)

    26.488451 -81.791389

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  • We will be having our Christmas party on the large screened in patio area at this restaurant. They have fans & heaters, so don't worry about the weather. Hoping with it being Christmas it would be great to feel a little nip in the air :)

    We will have a choice of choosing anything from the menu and will have separate bills. See link below of menu.

    We will be having a Chinese Gift Exchange. If you haven't been to one of these before, you spend $10.00 on a new wrapped gift with no name tag. We put all the gifts together and draw numbers. Who ever draws #1 picks first. After that each person can take any opened gift from anyone who has a present already, or open a new one. The fun is stealing from each other. #1 at the end gets to pick from anyone that they choose. ALWAYS fun to see what you end up with.

    We also every year like to collect for a charity. Last year we did for Salvation Army, Homeless Shelter and ACT domestic home for violence against women. 

    I came across this idea below on Facebook and thought it would be fun to get in the festive mood and make up a basket, bucket, or pail for children, seniors, homeless, whatever your choice OR just individual things i can put in boxes.  I will get together with the organizations and donate to them. 

    THIS IS VOLUNTEER BASIS ONLY, if you would like to just pick up a few toiletries from the dollar store, this is a great idea also.  

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  • RITA H.

    I have been so looking forward to this event I received a invitation from Hope Hospice to be part of the celebration of life for the loved ones that we lost at Hope Hospice I lost my dad December 17th 2015 it will be one year this year my heart hurts and misses him the celebration is the same day December 11th at 1 o'clock at Hope Hospice my family is all going so that comes before the Christmas party Merry Christmas happy and healthy New Year to each and everyone of you I cannot wait to get together again

    3 · November 29

    • Joan

      So glad you and your family with be involved in this event. The first year is so hard. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year my friend.

      2 · 4 days ago

    • Linda D.

      Merry Christmas Rita! Always so many invites during holiday season. Peace, hope and joy!

      3 · 4 days ago

  • Michelle C.

    Any certain kind of things that you are collecting?

    4 days ago

    • Sharon

      Hi Michelle, toiletries, canned dried foods, toys. Do not wrap anything. I am giving most of collection to Act shelter for abused women and homeless also. If you have men's clothes homeless needs always, warm clothes

      1 · 4 days ago

  • Bonnie K.

    Thank you all so much for letting me join! I went and got a gift while I was out with my aunt earlier. I'm living with family down here going to college and learning to drive. I asked my cousin if she'd like to join the group and go with me to this, she said she'd let me know. If not I was wondering if anyone was in the san carlos park area and wouldn't mind snatching me up on the way there! I'll stay afterwards to do some sight seeing at golf coast so no need to bring me back home. If not my aunt said she could just drop me off, but i figured i'd try to make friends and get out there and find my own ride :)

    1 · November 30

  • wendy p

    What kind of items r u collecting?

    November 25


    Is there a charge to attend this event other then the 10 gift and the price of my dinner and if so how do I pay that fee? This sounds like so much fun. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · October 22


      HI Loretta,

      November 22


      I look forward to meeting you.

      1 · November 22

  • Sharon

    Hi everyone, I started my Christmas shopping this weekend and posted 2 photos of a few things I picked up at the dollar store. Dry packaged food and boys and girls toys. I will be bringing boxes for you can drop whatever you bring to donate. You can make up packages or just bring and put in boxes. This is volunteer basis to give back to the community.

    November 21

    • Sharon

      if you bring toys don't wrap, they need to know age, etc for who it should go to.

      November 21

  • wendy p

    Let us know what charity. & what to collect /bring for that please. Thanks

    October 26

    • Sharon

      We also every year like to collect for a charity. Last year we did for Salvation Army, Homeless Shelter and ACT domestic home for violence against women.

      October 28


    Ok Thank you so much.

    1 · October 22

  • Miriam A.

    Yahoo! sounds like fun. Can't wait! Hopefully my company won't decide to come visit FL during that time. - see ya then!

    1 · October 19

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RSVPs close: Dec 10 at 12:00 PM

  • Sharon
    co-organizer, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    Hi everyone, I wanted to have a group for women to be able to get out a couple a times a month... more

  • Patty Z

    I moved to Cape Coral from Virginia in 2014 and am looking for new friends and fun stuff.... more

  • Rita D

    A long time resident of Southwest Florida. I just want to get out, meet people and have a good... more

  • Mimi

    New to the area, love to meet new people and get out!!!

  • Bonnie K.

    I am a college student. I'm finishing my associates this semester from home but online & then... more

  • Ellen

    Hi, I'm looking to getting out more and have fun.

  • Debbie H.

    Retired & moved here from No. VA at the beginning of March. Cooped up unpacking... more

  • mady o.

    I am a Belgian retired snowbird and have been coming to the Cape for 9 years now, love it here

  • JEAN

    Hi my name is Jean AKA Jeannette. I am from Hamilton Square, NJ. I Enjoy swimming, dancing, and... more

  • Irene

    Hi, I'm a transplant from Akron OH, since Nov 2003, and I'm sure glad I did!

  • Loretta

    Hi! I'm originally from New Jersey, and moved to Cape Coral in 2011 from Louisiana. I am happily... more

  • Miriam A.

    Hi, travel agent w Dream Vacations. Moved fr NY to FL 16 yrs ago & still adjusting. Looking to... more

  • Mary

    My husband and I moved to Cape Coral November 2013. Would love to make some new friends.

  • mary e.

    Hi. Here from Philadelphia since 01/2014 and loving SWF!!

  • Ellen R.

    Hi, Moved down here from Rochester, NY 2012. ... more

  • Joan
    Assistant Organizer

    Hi, I'm always looking to meet new friends and have fun.

  • Linda M.

    Hi I'm Linda and I've been living in the Cape since 2005 with my husband. I'd love to get to... more


    hi loving cape corel ,the people are so nice, and the weather is great. meeting others in the... more

  • monica

    My name is Monica, I'm married to a great guy. We moved here from Pennsylvania on... more

  • Gayle

    Originally from MA. Been here since last November, slowly trying to adjust.

  • Claudia
    Assistant Organizer

    Im new in Punta Gorda, but not new to the area- I've been traveling back and forth for 7 years... more

  • Tasja

    Hi, my name is Tasja and recently moved to the area. I am looking to meet new people

  • Linda D.

    Hi! retired and moved down here from Ohio with my husband. ... more

  • PatD

    From NJ and Seattle. I enjoy meeting people, lively conversations with friends, dinners out and... more

  • Penny

    Hi! I met so many great people at the 40-60's social group, I want to continue the fun!

  • Nyla

    Been in the Lee County area in the winter since 1988. Lived here off and on since 2000. Lived... more

  • Sally

    Hi............­this group looks very interesting. I like the idea of gathering and... more

  • Kathy S.

    moved here from northern California. Looking to make friends and do fun things!

  • Michelle C.

    So, happy to be part of this group and I am looking forward to meeting all of you and making... more

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  • Sandi G.

    Have lived in the Cape for about 10 years, and Florida since I came to the U.S. in '71. I'm... more

  • RITA H.

    Hi My name is Rita I live and work in Cape Coral, moved here from N.J. Looking to meet new... more

  • Charma

    Like to get out and enjoy life

  • Linda V.

    Hi, I'm Linda Vadnais and this looks like a great opportunity to meet some new friends in the area.

  • Ellie C.

    Hi, I'm looking forward to getting out and making new friends.

  • Janice S.

    I have lived in Cape Coral for 11 years. Originally from South Jersey.... more

  • Fran G

    Hi, I'm Fran and I moved to Cape Coral in February.

  • Claudia/Sh­aron

    We would love for you to share some of your ideas with the group!

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