Fund-raiser to benefit Autistic Foundation
A fund-raiser offering haircuts for donations to the Autistic Foundation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Microtel Inn, at 1320 Business Way.
There will be food, raffles and face painting for the children. There will be music all day.
Many local donations have been made, including the Cutting Edge Barbershop and Da Shop barbers, which will join Solstice Salon in raffling off food and gift certificates from several local restaurants like Good Times, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili's.
For information, call (239) 243-2075.
Fire department budget hearing scheduled
The Board of Commissioners of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will hold a budget workshop at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Station 104, at 3102 S.W. 16th St.
The public is invited to attend; the workshop is open to all.
Budgetary and fiscal matters will be discussed, including the 2013-14 fiscal budget and other business to come before the board. No decisions will be made by the board during the workshop.
Those requiring special aid or services due to a disability can contact Chief John Wayne at (239) 303-5300.
Openings available on Youth Volleyball League
A Youth Volleyball League for ages 11-14 will be held Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 14, from 6-7:15 p.m. at Veterans Park.
Learn how to set, bump, spike and serve. Teams will be formed and tournament games will be played the last two weeks.
Only 32 openings available.
Registration is $30; a $10 facility membership fee is required to participate.
Register online: leeparks.org.
For information, call Christine at (239) 369-1521.
Grow a Gardener registering participants
Sponsored by the Lehigh Acres Kiwanis, Grow a Gardener is an eight-session program designed to educate ages 8 and up on edible gardening in Southwest Florida.
Instructors are volunteer Lee County Master Gardeners trained by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The workshops are held at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S. The workshop dates are:
- Sept. 16: Making soil out of sand, composting
- Sept. 23: The life of a seed, why to start from seed
- Oct. 7: Water needs of plants, Lee County water restrictions
- Oct. 14: Worm bins, fertilizers, Lee County fertilizer restrictions
- Oct. 28: Plant parts from root to seeds
- Nov. 4: Plant propagation, making more plants from the ones you have
- Nov. 18: Insects, do not kill the good guys
- Nov. 25: How you can enter and win at the Lee County Fair
The program has a limit of 10 participants. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees have been reduced to a $10 lifetime membership fee to Veterans Park, plus $5 in materials paid to the instructor; Veterans Park members can drop in for $2.50 per class paid to the instructor.
Members can sign up online at: webtrac.leegov.com; non-members must sign up in person at Veterans Park Recreational Center.
For information, call master gardener Karen Harty at (610) 530-8883.
Groups to host '2013 Spray Off'
In October, the Lehigh Acres Community Initiative, Keep Lee County Beautiful and the Lee County Sheriff's Office will host the 2013 Spray Off.
The competition allows youth to apply their mixed media artistic talents using spray paint on appropriate canvas and not on local homes, businesses and vehicles.
Twelve participants will be selected to enter the second round to paint from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Veterans Park.
All artwork will be displayed at the Lehigh Makes a Difference Day, which will take place the same day at the park from 3 to 8 p.m.
Registration forms are available at the East Lee County Library or online on the Web site at: LehighAcresCommunity-Initiative.com.
The deadline to register and send in artwork is Sept. 27.
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.
Lehigh Children's Choir conducting rehearsals
The Lehigh Children's Choir rehearses from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayuga Music Studio, at 1100 Homestead Road. For information, call (239) 368-2488.
Pool offering fall swim lessons, water aerobics
The Lehigh Acres Community Pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St., will host fall swim lessons beginning Aug. 24. A wide range of skill levels are offered for all ages by American Red Cross-certified instructors. Eight classes are $50.
Commit to get fit with aqua aerobics. Choose the fast-paced workout at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or the low-impact National Arthritis Foundation-sponsored class at 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Classes are in chest-deep water, 45 minutes in length and do not heavily impact joints.
There are always lifeguards on-duty; lap swimmers are welcome.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for ages 17 and under, and $2 for seniors.
For information, call (239) 369-8277 or visit online at: www.leeparks.org.