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October 10, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Fund-raiser to aid SW Florida Crime Stoppers

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers will host the 5th Annual Broadway Series Fundraising Event on Oct. 13 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater.

The evening's performance will feature the musical "9 to 5," based off the Dolly Parton movie. There will be dinner and a celebrity auction, featuring donated items.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Broadway Palm box office or by calling 278-4422. Every penny of ticket sales will go directly to Crime Stoppers.

First Congregational announces activities

First Congregational Christian Church presents the following:

- Oct. 13: Rummage Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., with breakfast/lunch from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

- Oct. 19: First annual anniversary of the car show from 4-8 p.m.

- Oct. 20: Pumpkin Patch Carnival Festival from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

- Oct. 27: Community spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m.

- Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat from 5-7 p.m.

Christ United Methodist Church presents events

Christ United Methodist Church announces the following:

- Oct. 14: 50th Anniversary Celebration Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Former pastors will assist in the service and the district superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Rinaldo Hernandez, will provide the message.

- Oct. 28: Hymn Sing at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Enjoy a relaxing hour of hymns. Bring non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread Community Pantry. A free will offering for the music program will be taken.

Christ United Methodist Church is at 1430 Homestead Road N. For information, call 369-1433.

Forum planned for two hospital board districts

Candidates for the Lee Memorial Hospital Board Districts 3 and 5 will be featured at the Fort Myers Republican Women's Club monthly luncheon program.

The candidates will have an opportunity to present their qualifications and how they plan to represent the county if elected. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon and forum on Oct. 16 at The Helm Club at The Landings in South Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 11:15 a.m., with lunch, a business meeting and the forum to follow.

Cost is $16. Reservations are required by Oct. 11 by calling Tina Laurie at 489-4701. For information, call club president Gaile Anthony at 292-5212.

Arts of the Inland meeting scheduled

The Arts of the Inland meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at River Forest Club, at 13851 Island Drive Road, Fort Myers.

The meeting is open to the public. The calendar of events for the 2012-13 season will be discussed in detail. For information, contact LaVon Koenig at 303-5849 or

Archers registering new participants

The Lee County Archers are registering new participants. The following events take place at the Nalle Grade County Park Range in North Fort Myers:

- Oct. 18: The public is invited from 2-8 p.m. Open ranges include a 20-yard lighted covered pavilion, a 30- to 80-yard lighted outdoor range, and a 28-target field range.

- Oct. 21: 3D Archery Shoot, hosted by the Lee County Archers. A roving field range consisting of 20 3D target stations, and a 14-station N.F.A.A. field course. Sign up from 8-8:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 9 a.m. A $10 shooting fee applies.

- Nov. 4: 900 Round at 9 a.m.

For information, contact Ben Brown at 369-6212 or at P.O. Box 1437, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33970.

General Women's Club to hold annual luncheon

The General Women's Club of Lehigh Acres will hold its annual luncheon and card party/game day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Heights Blvd.

A donation of $7 will benefit the General Women's Club's scholarship fund. For tickets and information, call Linda Saul at 368-3520.

Club to host cruise to Modern Muscle Shootout

The Southwest Florida Camaro Club is hosting a cruise from Fort Myers to the Modern Muscle Shootout at the Bradenton Motorsports Park on Oct. 20. Depart at 6:45 a.m. from the rest area at Daniels Parkway and I-75. All Camaro owners are invited. More information available at:

ABWA plans show

The Lehigh Acres chapter of ABWA will host its Lights, Camera, Fashion show on Oct. 27 at the Colonial Country Club, at 9175 Independence Way, Fort Myers. It supports scholarships for Lehigh Acres residents.

Luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. and will include a silent 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.

Aviation Day to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank

Aviation Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Page Field in Fort Myers. Hosted by the Lee County Port Authority, the event aims to raise awareness of Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field.

Admission is free, but visitors can bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Last year, attendees donated more than 2,100 pounds of food and $1,176, which provided more than $7,000 in food to families.

For information, call 590-4504 or visit:

Free admission to bonsai show, sale

The Annual Bonsai Show & Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17-18 at the Lee County Election Center, at 13180 Cleveland Ave. S., Fort Myers. Cponsored by the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, event admission and parking are free.

The event will feature bonsai exhibits and critiques, workshops and demonstrations, raffles, silent auctions, and sales of bonsai trees and supplies. Vendors will be present to assist buyers with bonsai needs and supplies.

Ed Trout, Toby Diaz, Ernie Fernandez, Mike Feduccia, Mike Cartrett and Dorothy Schmitz, all renowned bonsai artists, will be available to give lectures and provide demonstrations.

For information, contact Jim Bremer at 482-7543.

Community Plan Workshop set

The next Lehigh Acres Community Plan Workshop will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road N.

Florida agencies create On Guard for Seniors

State authorities have created On Guard for Seniors, a Web site designed to provide information on annuities, reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance and identity theft to help seniors learn more about the topics, their potential pitfalls and how to protect themselves.

On Guard for Seniors provides educational videos and explanations of how some popular insurance and financial products work. Alerts on scams also can be found on the On Guard for Seniors site.

For more information on On Guard for Seniors, visit the Web site online at:



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