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Of Special Note (3/13/13)

March 13, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Beta Sigma Phi to meet

Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Delta Xi will meet today, March 13, at Suzy Meuwissen's residence. Officers at 7:15 p.m. and members at 7:30 p.m. Visiting Betas can call Jan at (239) 694-9624.

Florida Native Plant Society announces speakers

The Coccoloba Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Rutenberg Park Eco-Living Center in Fort Myers. Social time and information corner at 6:30 p.m.

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

There is no fee to attend.

For information, visit online at:

FEMA workers to talk about storm aid

The General Women's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet at 1 p.m. March 15 at Faith Lutheran Church on Leeland Heights Boulevard.

The speaker for the day will be Amos Johnson, husband of Bunnie Johnson. They both work for FEMA, and Amos will talk about what FEMA did for the people of Storm Sandy and what they did.

There will also be a book sale, so bring any books.

Car show to feature antiques, classics

The First Community Congregational 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.

Elk's Lodge to host St. Patty's Day party

The Fort Myers Elk's Lodge 1288 will host a St. Patty's Day party on March 16.

Dinner of corned beef and cabbage or chicken will be served from 4-7 p.m., with music by Ron. Tickets are $10 per person.

For reservations, call Jean at 275-9704.

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, though, donations will be 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.

Children's Hospital Diamond Dinner tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Boston Red Sox Children's Hospital Diamond Dinner at 6 p.m. March 19 at JetBlue Park.

The event offers an interactive panel discussion with Red Sox players and management and the chance to bid on auction items, like hand-signed memorabilia.

All funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by a philanthropist. Proceeds will benefit the construction of a new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida.

The event is presented by Outback Steakhouse of Fort Myers and hosted by The Boston Red Sox.

Tickets are $50 or $375 for a table of eight. Children under 10 are $20 per ticket. Game day tickets are not included in the price.

For information or to buy tickets, e-mail or call the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation.

'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.

Lee County Community Band to perform

The Lee County Community Band will perform April 7 at Cape Coral High School, at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd. The event is free of charge; 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.

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 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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