Fund-raiser scheduled for Labor Day
The Lehigh Acres Community Pool Project, a fund-raiser to enhance the swimming experience, is set for Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities are planned at the Kiwanis Thrift Store, at 15 Homestead Road S., and include a cookout, bake sale, rummage sale, drawings for homemade items, gift certificates and more. There will be a bounce house, popcorn, snow cones and face painting for the children. For information, call Harclerode at 822-4960.
Christ United Methodist announces events
A rummage sale will be held Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, at 1430 Homestead Road. Food concessions available. Special sale from noon to 2 p.m. or 50 percent off large items - $1 a bag.
A free hymn sing will be held Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary at Christ United Methodist Church, at 1430 Homestead Road. Enjoy the music of the Allen organ and a relaxing afternoon singing your favorite hymns. A freewill offering will be taken.
Knights plan dinner
The Columbian Squires of the Knights of Columbus, St. Raphael Council #6265, will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sept. 8 from 4-8 p.m. at St. Raphael Church Hall, at 2514 Lee Blvd. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The dinner includes salad, rolls, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert, coffee and tea. Soft drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets will be on sale Aug. 25-26 after the Masses and at the door on the night of the dinner. For information or tickets, call Christopher Wood at 694-2189.
Arts of the Inland meeting set
The Arts of the Inland meeting will be held Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Majestic Golf Course Crown Room, at 350 Homestead Road S. See member artists' work displayed for the Chrysalis Art Show and learn the winners of the best of show, first place, second place and third place. The best of show winner will be submitted to the Art Council of Southwest Florida Winners Circle Biennial Exhibit, from Nov. 16-Dec. 27 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The featured speaker is Dr. Sandra Fay Mark, president of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. The public is invited. For information, contact LaVon Koenig at 303-5849, firstname.lastname@example.org or: www.artsoftheinland.com.
Youth orchestra scheduling auditions
The Southwest Florida Youth Orchestra is conducting auditions. The audition are open to students 21 and under. This year, the program will be expanded to include a full intermediate orchestra - the concert orchestra - which will be conducted by Roland Forti. Nanette Grant will continue to work with the sinfonietta, a string ensemble for less experienced players. The advanced students will perform in the full youth symphony and have the opportunity to particpate in chamber ensembles such as a string quartet, brass quintet, woodwind quartet and percussion ensemble. The ensembles are coached by members of the Southwest Florida Symphony. To schedule an audition, contact the youth orchestra manager Todd Betz. For information, visit: www.swflso.org.
Park offers adult computer classes
The Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S., is offering adult computer classes. The class will cover safe Internet, e-mail, software, computer security and comfort while online. It introduces effective techniques to develop basic to intermediate necessary computer skills. Classes are Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $60. A $10 facility membership fee is required. Register online at: leeparks.org. For details, call Christine at 369-1521.
Register to vote at Lehigh chamber
"FEVRR" will conduct voter registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, now through September, in front of the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce building, located in the Lehigh Town Center on Alabama and Homestead roads. Eligible voters must be U.S. citizens and 17 years or older.
ABWA plans fund-raisers
The Lehigh Acres chapter of ABWA is planning the following upcoming events:
- Flocking with Pink Flamingos: For $15, we will "flock" your front yard with 10 pink flamingos. We also have the option of doing 20 flamingos at $30. You can also add balloons if you wish for a small additional fee. The fund-raiser helps the scholarship fund. To flock someone, contact Vicki Culver at 369-1168.
- The chapter also is collecting donations of notebooks and journals for the PACE Center for Girls in Fort Myers.
- Oct. 27: Lights, Camera, Fashion will be held at the Colonial Country Club, at 9175 Independence Way, Fort Myers. An annual fashion show that supports the education fund for scholarships for Lehigh Acres residents. Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. and will include a fashion show, silent auction and Chinese auction. Fashions provided by Denimianco Boutique and Pinkies Boutique, with jewelry by Parklane. There will be celebrity look-a-likes. Cost is $25. For tickets, call Joan Adler-Gordon at 789-9100.