March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: Senior Choice at Home’s Muffin Mondays offer prospective residents and their families an opportunity to learn how seniors can stay in their homes as they age while still protecting against the rising costs of health care. LINK: Munch & Learn

March 4: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 17th annual Magic Under the Mangroves fundraising event will be held virtually and will celebrate nature at night. The event recognizes the continued importance of protecting our unique Southwest Florida natural environment and quality of life. LINK: Magic Under the Mangroves

March 8: International Women’s Day at Gulf Coast Village features a Lemon, Lavender and Lace Tea as a panel of inspiring women share stories of accomplishments, struggles and triumphs. LINK: International Women’s Day

March 9: Market Trends 2021 will explore how “The Playbook has Changed” in Southwest Florida’s real estate marketing as new strategies are emerging and competition is fierce. Real estate experts Randy Thibaut, Denny Grimes and Stan Stouder will explain how to navigate this changing landscape. Market Trends is a free virtual event. LINK: Market Trends 2021

March 9: Better Together has scheduled a virtual Better Families Volunteer Training session to learn about volunteer opportunities with the nonprofit, including those interested in becoming host families and volunteer coaches. LINK: Better Families

March 10: Andrew Hill Investment Advisors will host a webinar offering tips to avoid the surge in cybersecurity threats impacting investments and financial livelihoods. Identity fraud expert Carrie Kerskie will review tactics that cybercriminals are using to hack into personal data and investment portfolios, as well as outline strategies for both investors and firms to protect assets. LINK: Cybersecurity Webinar

March 10: Drivers 55 and older can attend AAA’s Defensive Driver Course at Gulf Coast Village. The class covers tips and techniques to drive defensively, and safely, in a variety of situations. LINK: Defensive Driving

March 11: Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is hosting its 13th annual Grande Dames Tea to recognize local women for their roles in business, community and philanthropy. Proceeds from the virtual event will support Pace’s strength-based, gender-specific programs that guide Pace girls in finding their voice and achieving their potential. LINK: Grande Dames Tea

March 12 & 23: Senior Choice at Home will host a pair of lunch-and-learn seminars, one in Fort Myers and one in Sanibel, to receive a unique program that allows seniors to live comfortably in their own homes while providing security and peace of mind for the rest of their lives. LINK: Love Living at Home?

March 18: Prospective residents of Gulf Coast Village and their families can enjoy lunch and a meet-and-greet session with the community’s preferred real estate agent, movers and move-in coordinator, who each will describe the moving process and answer questions. LINK: Moving Made Easy

March 18: Kids’ Minds Matter is holding a free virtual event that explores how isolation and uncertainty caused by COVID-19 has also led to long-term mental health implications. The keynote speaker is Brad Hunstable, founder of Hayden’s Corner and father of a child who committed suicide during a mandated stay-at-home order in 2020. LINK: Unmasking the Epidemic

March 24: The second of a three-part SWFL Climate Compass Series, created by Growing Climate Solutions, will address “The nexus of our climate, oceans and security: Challenges and opportunities.” Retired Rear Admiral Jonathan White, an oceanographer and president/CEO of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, will lead the virtual discussion. LINK: Climate Compass

March 24: Chef Anthony at Gulf Coast Village will take local foodies on a culinary trip to Ireland as he leads participants through a fun cooking demonstration and provides a sampling of unparalleled epicurean adventures that residents enjoy every day. LINK: Cooking around the World

March 26: Benson Blackburn’s NextGen Speaker Series will continue with a talk led by Bill Sanford, former CEO of STERIS Corporation. Sanford is an outspoken advocate of entrepreneurship, innovation and advanced technology commercialization. LINK: NextGen

March 29: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host a “Beers With Your Peers” networking night at Fort Myers Brewing. Indoor and outdoor spaces will be available for networking and casual conversations. LINK: Beers With Your Peers