American Legion gives away 40 bikes
The American Legion Post 323 family, legionnaires, auxiliary, squadron and riders came together with the Lehigh Acres Community Services to provide 40 bicycles for children of needy families in Lehigh Acres. There was a party for the children on Dec. 16 at the American Legion Post.
Elks Lodge to host Christmas parties
The Fort Myers Elks Lodge 1288 will have a Fun Night Christmas Party on Dec. 20. A basket of Christmas cheer will be raffled off. Music by Jerry Dycke. No reservations required.
The Fort Myers Elks Lodge 1288 will have a Karaoke Christmas Party on Dec. 22. The bar opens at 4 p.m., with a prime rib dinner to be served at 6 p.m. Karaoke by Ronnie. Cost is $13 per person. Advanced reservations are required; call 936-7799.
The Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce is hosting for the third year the Annual Christmas Decoration Contest, sponsored by Fun Biz Charter.
After the judging Dec. 21, the list of the 10 best houses will be published on the chamber Web site at: www.LehighAcresChamber.org and families have the chance to take a trip trough Lehigh Acres to see all the Christmas decorations.
The winner will be honored with a plaque and recognition.
To nominate a house for the contest, e-mail the home's address to XMAS2012Lehigh@live.com by today, Dec. 19.
For information, contact the chamber at 369-3322 or IBaker@lehighacreschamber.org.
Beta Sigma Phi to meet
Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Delta Xi will have a Christmas meeting at 6 p.m. today, Dec. 19, at the home of Suzy Meuwissen. Bring a Christmas gift for your secret sister and a dish for the dinner. Visiting Betas can call Jan at 694-9624.
Ethnic Bake Sale set
All Saints Catholic Church on Bayshore Road will have an Ethnic Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 22. Several ethnic baked goods will be available such as nut rolls, poppy seed rolls, cookies, a variety of breads, six varieties of Pirohi and stuffed cabbage.
The Lee County Archers are registering new participants. The following events take place at the Nalle Grade County Park Range in North Fort Myers:
- Jan: 6: 900 Round at 9 a.m.
For information, contact Ben Brown at 369-6212 or at P.O. Box 1437, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33970.
Lee County Community Band to perform
The Lee County Community Band will perform 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: www.leecountyband.org or contact Norman Jones at 995-2097.
Annual craft show
The Alva Community Center is looking for craft vendors for the Craft Show, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Alva Community Park, at 21471 North River Road in Alva.
Spaces are available for a nominal fee of $10. Tables, tents and chairs are not provided. There is no admission for the public to attend.
For information or to be a vendor, contact Sandra Bates at 728-2882 or BatesSW@leegov.com.