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Of Special Note (7/10/13)

July 10, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Public welcome to attend 'An Artful Evening'

The Arts of the Inland and the Gulf Coast Music School present "An Artful Evening" at 6 p.m. July 11 in the auditorium at Keiser University, at 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers.

The event features string performances by the GCMS students, literary readings by AOI members, soprano soloist Christine Bronson and artwork by AOI members Joan Benner, Julie Camp, Bobbee Cera, June DeVincent, Connie Killebrew, Deborah Kik, LaVon Koenig, Peggy Parker, Douglas Patterson and Noel Skiba.

It is free and open to the public.

For information, contact Joel Hawkins, AOI Art Committee Chair, at (239) 223-0920.

Women's Club to go over FGCU plans

The Democratic Women's Club of Lee County will meet at 10:30 a.m. July 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn at College Parkway and Summerlin Road.

The featured speaker is Dr. Richard Behr, dean of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. He will speak on FGCU's plans for the future and its contributions to the cultural and economic strength of Southwest Florida.

A lunch will be served following the meeting at a cost of $18. For lunch reservations, contact Jim Helms at (239) 432-0970 or

Free entry to pool on Saturdays during summer

In partnership with the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Nations Association, Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Lee County School District, the Tice Community Pool is helping children cool off and take pride in their community this summer.

At 4515 Glenwood Ave., the pool will be open to the public every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. until Aug. 3. Admission is free.

Safety is a priority and a number of deputies and volunteers have become certified life guards for the outreach. Water safety instructions given on site.

Lehigh Acres Community Plan Workshop scheduled

A Lehigh Acres Community Plan Workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road N.

The topic will be the "Planning and Design Study Draft."

'Pickin' In The Park set

Musicians come together to perform during 'Pickin' In The Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the lodge by the lake at the rear of Veterans Park.

The public is welcome to join in playing or just enjoy the music. There is no charge.

For information, call (239) 369-1521.

Arthritis water exercise class offered at pool

Sponsored by the National Arthritis Foundation, a free exercise class will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Lehigh Community Park pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St.

Suitable for every fitness level, exercises focus on the activities of daily living, moving a joint through a range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.

Guided by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor, the 45-minute class is held in chest-deep water; no swimming ability is required. Lifeguards are always on-duty, and the pool has handrails and shallow steps leading in.

No registration is necessary.

For details, call (239) 369-8277 or visit:



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