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Of Special Note (3/6/13)

March 6, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

March in the Park to feature plants, art

The 5th annual March in the Park will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. Hosted by the Garden Club of Cape Coral, the plant and garden art sale is a fund-raiser.

It will feature more than 50 vendors, including the garden club, with 500 plants from its members. Plants for sale will include palms, shrubs, fruit trees, natives, flowering butterfly plants and herbs.

Garden art includes handmade baskets, glass garden reflectors, hand-painted pots, tire planters and items for miniature fairy gardens.

Master gardeners will be available all day to answer questions, along with many qualified garden club members and vendors. Please feel free to bring questions and samples of garden problems.

There will be speakers or demonstrations every hour. Raffle drawings, food and music will also be available throughout the day.

Parking and admission are free.

For information, check the club's Web site at: or contact Ginny at (239) 257-2654 or

Democratic Women's Club meeting planned

The Democratic Women's Club of Lee County will meet again at 10:30 a.m. March 9 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Myers.

Visitors may make reservations for lunch by contacting Jim Helms at

Lee County Community Band to perform

The Lee County Community Band will perform 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.

Garden club to host hibiscus president

The Garden Club of Lehigh Acres will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Fountain Crest, at 1230 Taylor Lane Ext. The business meeting and plant auction will follow.

Curt Sinclair from "Exotic Hibiscus" and past president of the National Hibiscus Society is the guest speaker.

Sinclair will share his expertise on hybridization methods and present some hibiscus specimens. He will also talk about butterfly plants.

New members and guests are welcome. Annual dues are $10. For information, call Terry Pinck at 368-5615.

Florida Native Plant Society announces speakers

The Coccoloba Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Rutenberg Park Eco-Living Center in Fort Myers. Social time and information corner at 6:30 p.m. There is no fee to attend.

Speakers and topics will be:

- March 14: Doug Caldwell, of the Collier County Extension Office, on the non-native spiraling white fly and other bugs that may impact native plants.

For additional information, visit the Web site online at:

Car show to feature antiques, classics

The First Community Congregational Church will host a car show from 4:30 to 8 p.m. March 15 at 200 Leland Heights Blvd.

Antique and classic cars from 1924 to the 1980s will be featured. Food will be available to purchase, and there will also 50/50 drawings and raffles with prizes.

For information, call 369-1615.

Lehigh Concert Band to hold free concert

The Lehigh Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. March 17 at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Heights Blvd.

Enjoy the sound of music with a St. Patrick's Day theme, including Irish tunes to sing along with, as well as the standard show tunes. The event is free; donations accepted.

The band members are retired teachers and military, as well as part-time musicians from all walks of life, who get together to have a good time.

If you play an instrument, the band is welcoming new members. Contact Lynne Criss at (239) 949-1834 or stop by a rehearsal at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the annex of Faith Lutheran Church.

Church to host 'Messian in the Passover' demo

"Messian in the Passover," a demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 23 at First Community Congregational Church, at 200 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

Conducted by Boris Goldin, a representative of the Chosen Ministries, the event is open to the public. A love offering will be received.

A dinner will be prepared that will include appetizers, chicken almondine, vegetables, Jewish potatoes, salad and dessert.

The cost of the dinner is $8. For information or to purchase a ticket, call the church office at (239) 369 1615.

'Inspirations' art show seeking submissions

Visual artists are invited to submit up to two framed or gallery-wrapped pieces of art for the first annual "Inspirations" art show to be held April 14 at the Majestic Golf Course, at 350 Homestead Road S.

Hosted by the Arts of the Inland, this is a judged show. Art mediums that will be accepted are: watercolor, mixed media, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, pastels and charcoals. The work must be original and completed within the last two years.

The fee is $10 per art work for Arts of the Inland members and Art Council of Southwest Florida members; the non-member's fee is $20 per art work.

Applications must be received by April 5. Visit the Web site at:

For information, contact LaVon Koenig (239) 303-5849 or

Fashion show set

The General Women's Club of Lehigh Acres will host its annual fashion show April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colonial Country Club, at 9175 Independence Way, Fort Myers.

This year's theme is "Fashion in Paradise." Fashions will be provided by Anthony's of Fort Myers.

The cost is $25, which includes lunch, the show and an auction. For tickets and information, contact Mary Beck at (239) 368-6076.

Proceeds from the event will go to the General Women's Club Scholarship fund, which helps young women in Lehigh Acres fund their education.

General Woman's Club to award scholarships

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will award several $500 scholarships to single parents with minor children living at home.

Applicants must be a resident of Lehigh Acres and currently enrolled in continuing education classes at an accredited college, university or technical school.

There is no pre-printed application form. The guidelines are:

- Resident of Lehigh Acres: Send proof of residence, such as a utility bill or rent receipt.

- Provide street address and telephone number where you can be contacted; P.O Boxes will not be accepted.

- Single parent with minor children living at home.

- Name of college, university or technical school in which you are currently enrolled.

- Brief biography that includes your area of study.

Application must be received no later than April 20.

Mail application information to Diane A. Lashua, Scholarship Chairman, 123 Sebring Circle, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.

Awards will be issued May 17.

For information, contact (412) 708-0422 or

Mom's Morning Out program for families

Mom's Morning Out will be held May 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Alva Community Center, at 21471 N. River Road, Alva.

The program provides supervision for preschoolers ages 3-5 so mother can have a few hours to themselves. Participating children must be potty trained.

It includes inside games, play time, short movies, snack, playground, arts and crafts, and fun time with music.

Cost is $10 to register.

For information, call Sandra at (239) 728-2882 or visit:

Farmer's Market set for Saturdays

A Farmer's Market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Majestic Golf Club, at 350 Homestead Rd.

The market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts, music and food vendors. Admission is free. For information on being a vendor, contact (954) 648-5458.



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