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Of Special Note (3/20/13)

March 20, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Church to hold Ethnic Bake Sale

All Saints Catholic Church on Bayshore Road will hold an Ethnic Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23.

Several ethnic baked goods will be available such as nut roll, poppy seed rolls, cookies, a variety of breads and six varieties of Pirohi and stuffed cabbage.

Also available will be the traditional Easter bread, both egg and white raison.

U.S. Supreme Court cases is meeting topic

The League of Women Voters will host its annual member meeting from 8:45 a.m. to noon April 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 12601 University Drive in Fort Myers. Breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by a guest speaker at 9:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to members and the interested public.

The guest speaker is James L. O'Leary II, a civil trial attorney. He will talk about recent U.S. Supreme Court cases of interest to the league, including the Affordable Care Act, Citizens United and the Voters Rights Act.

Cost is $15 for breakfast; student rates available. RSVP by April 2. For reservations, call (239) 462-3444 or e-mail

Libertarian Party of Lee County to meet

The Libertarian Party of Lee County will meet from 7-8:45 p.m. April 3 at Shoeless Joe's at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in South Fort Myers. Dinner is served from 7-7:45 and is self-pay.

The guest speaker is Charlene Couillard, a physician sssistant. She will present "Healthcare: A Libertarian Perspective."

Liberty-minded individuals of all party affiliations are wlecome. For information, visit: or call (239) 245-9267.

'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 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.

The awards will be issued on May 17.

For information, contact (412) 708-0422 or

Free legal advice at 'Law in the Mall'

The County Bar Association, with Florida Rural Legal Services and Lee County Legal Aid Society, will conduct its free annual "Law in the Mall" event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Dillard's courtyard at the Edison Mall, at 4125 Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers.

Attorneys will be available to meet with individuals for free to answer legal questions on topics including, but not limited to, bankruptcy, civil, elder law, family law, landlord and tenant, criminal, real estate/condominium, and wills, probate and estate planning.

The public is advised to bring any relevant documents for meeting with an attorney.

Registration opens at 9:45 a.m.

Attorneys will also present four free one-hour seminars on legal topics impacting Lee County's citizens. Space is limited for each seminar to the first 30 people who register at the event desk that day.

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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