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Of Special Note (8/28/13)

August 28, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Libertarian Party of Lee County to meet

The Libertarian Party of Lee County will meet Sept. 4 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Judge Landis/Useppa Room at the Shoeless Joe's restaurant at Bell Tower in South Fort Myers.

Dinner is served from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and is self-pay.

Debbie Jordan, a candidate for the District 4 Lee County Board of County Commissioners seat, will speak at 7:45 p.m.

The club welcomes liberty-minded individuals of all party affiliations.

For information, visit: or, or call (239) 245-9267.

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:

For information, call Christine at (239) 369-1521.

Professional Network for Women to host show

The Professional Network for Women is hosting a fashion show from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers.

Some of the featured vendors include Jockey, Miche, Lia Sophia and Mary Kay.

Cost is $15 and includes a light lunch, dessert, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available.

All of the proceeds will benefit Dress for Success.

To purchase tickets, visit online:

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:; non-members must sign up in person at Veterans Park Recreational Center.

For information, call master gardener Karen Harty at (610) 530-8883.

Groups organize '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:

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., is hosting fall swim lessons. A 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 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:



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