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November 28, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Fossil Club of Lee presents annual show

The Fossil Club of Lee County presents its Annual Fossil Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Calusa Nature Center, at 3450 Ortiz Ave. in Fort Myers.

Admission is $3 per person, and free for children 12 and under who are acompanied by an adult.

Family-oriented fun featuring Kid's Dig for fossils, fossil spin games, silent auctions, door prizes, raffles and exihibits of fossils found in Florida. Fossil gift for all children.

The show also features several well-known Florida vendors offering a wide variety of fossil specimens, gems, rocks and minerals, Indian artifacts, old bottles and books, themed shirts and hats, fossil sea shells and fossil jewelry.

Dr. Charles O'Connor will give a talk at 11 a.m. on fossils of extinct animals of Florida and a talk at 2:30 p.m. about prehistoric sharks and fossil shark teeth.

Mark Renz, a local author of fossil books, will be on hand to chat and sign books.

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will exhibit sea shells.

For more information, contact 834-0694 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:

- Dec. 1: 900 Round at 9 a.m.

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

Church bazaar set

A church bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Anselm Episcopal Church, located at Sixth Street and Joel Boulevard. There will also be a flea market. All proceeds will go toward out reach programs at the church.

Annual Santa arrival, tree lighting planned

The annual Tree Lighting and Santa arrival will be held from 5-7 p.m. Dec 1 at Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Santa will arrive on the fire truck at 5:15 p.m. and will take photographs with children during the event.

Entertainment will be provided by Lehigh Child Care Center, the Lehigh Children's, Footnotes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the Lehigh and the East Lee County high school carolers and band. Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria. All are welcome.

Annual Golf Outing to benefit LCS

Lehigh Community Services will hold its Annual Golf Outing on Dec. 1 at Westminster Golf Club on Leonard Avenue, with a shotgun tee-off at 8 a.m.

Entry fee is $60 and includes continental breakfast, greens fee, golf cart, luncheon and prizes. Sponsorships in the range of $100 to $500 are available, a hole sign is only $50.

LCS is accepting reservations for foursomes, individuals and sponsors. Call the office at 369-5818 or e-mail

Libertarian Party of Lee County to meet

The Libertarian Party of Lee County will hold its next meeting from 7-8:45 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Judge Landis room of Shoeless Joe's at Bell Tower.

Dinner is from 7-7:45 and is self-pay. The program, a business meeting and group discussion on "Advancing Liberty in Our Community" follows at 7:45 p.m.

The club welcomes liberty-minded individuals of all party affiliations. For information, call (239) 245-9267 or visit:

Diamonds to perform

A '50s and '60s Holiday Rock 'n' Roll show, called The Silver Bells and The Diamonds, will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Lehigh Senior High School auditorium.

The Diamonds are the featured singers and they will be playing, such hits as "Lil Darlin'," "Stroll" and "Church Bells May Ring."

Tickets are $27 and $22 and are available by calling the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce office at 369-3322. There is a 10 percent discount for orders of 10 or more tickets.

Holiday seasonal music will also be part of the program.

Artistic reception at Captain Hendry House

The Arts of the Inland cordially invites the public to a reception from 4-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Captain Hendry House, at 512 Fraser Ave. in LaBelle.

The old Florida style house was built by Capt. Francis Henry, Labelle's founder and county namesake, and is decked out in lights and decorations for the holidays. It is the only surviving building associated with Henry.

Member artists will be available on the wrap-around porch, where attendees can view or buy their work. Inside the house will be live entertainment by vocalist Ralph Boettger and others, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

The reception is free and open to the public. For information, contact president LaVon Koenig at (239) 303-5849.

Lee County Community Band to perform

The Lee County Community Band will perform Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 7 at Cape Coral High School, at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd. The events are free of charge, though donations are accepted.

Band members are musicians from all walks of life - career musicians, amateurs and folks renewing skills from years past - who reside in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. The band rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at St. Michael's Lutheran School in Fort Myers; new members are welcome.

For more information, visit: or contact Norman Jones at 995-2097.

Lee Republican Women's Club to host speaker

The Lee Republican Women's Club will hold a dinner meeting Dec. 11 at the Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, in Fort Myers. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m.

The Honorable Gary Lee, chairman of the Lee County Republican Committee, will be the featured speaker. He will focus on the Electoral College.

The public and guests are welcome to attend. The cost of the dinner is $20. For reservations or information, call 574-2571.

Christmas Dinner Dance planned

The General Women's Club will host its Annual Christmas Dinner Dance from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers.

Music will be provided by Jerry Ward. The tickets cost $40 per person.

For information and tickets, contact Daphne Hopkinson at 369-5063 or Marjorie Hill at 368-6509.



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