Free monthly art demo
Instructor June De Vincent will give a free demonstration of a different art medium on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S.
For ages 14 and older.
The schedule is as follows:
- Today, Sept. 18: Oils
- Oct. 16: Watercolors
- Nov. 20: Pastels
- Jan. 15: Rice paper
- Feb. 19: Optical illusion art
For information, call (239) 369-1521 or visit: www.leeparks.org.
Health fair open to public
A health fair will be held Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medicine Shoppe, at 57 Homestead Road N.
There will be free screening for cholesterol, glucose, body mass index and blood pressure. Results should be ready in five minutes.
No appointments are necessary.
Edible Gardening meeting scheduled
The Lehigh Acres Edible Gardening Exchange will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Veterans Park Recreational Building, at 55 Homestead Road S.
The guest speaker is Roy Beckford, Lee County's agriculture and natural resources agent. He will discuss how to start and grow tomatoes in Southwest Florida.
After the first free visit, the venue requires a $10 lifetime membership fee; the meetings are free.
State senator to be in Lehigh
Florida Sen. Garrett Richter will meet with constituents from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, at 25 Homestead Road N., Suite 41.
Richter and his staff will be available to assist with questions, concerns or ideas on how to improve the community.
To attend, drop by or phone ahead to schedule an appointment at (239) 338-2777.
Human trafficking topic of meeting
The General Women's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, on Leeland Heights Boulevard.
The guest speaker will be Lisa Goehle. She will talk about human trafficking in Florida.
Gulf Coast Writers to host speaker
The Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Zion?Lutheran Church, at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.
The guest speaker is award-winning author Richard Georgian. He will talk about "The Road to Publication." His book, "Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill," won the Stuart Thayer Prize from the Circus Historical Society in 2012.
Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members; first-time meeting attendees are free.
For more information, visit online at: www.gulfwriters.org.
Hertz announces job fair
Hertz Corp. will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Blue Heron Conference Room at the Hyatt Regency Resort Coconut Point, at 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs.
For information, contact Brent Kettler, at (239) 826-6764.
Dycke to perform at The Hut
Entertainer Jerry Dycke will perform Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Hut Restaurant in Buckingham.
His career spans 50 years, during which time he recorded for industry greats like Sam Phillips at Sun Records and later MCA.
As a songwriter and composer, he is most proud of "Starship Fly On," which he co-wrote with Charlie Whitaker to commemorate the tragic flight of Challenger 7.
The song was selected as the official song of the Challenger 7 Fund and accompanies the fund's video produced by director and videographer, John Biffar.
For information and reservations, call (239) 225-0907 or visit: www.hutrestaurant.com.
Lehigh Singers to hold auction
The Lehigh Singers auction will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Royal Palm Square in Fort Myers.
The art for sale will be on display at ABC Framing, at 12801 Commerce Lake Drive, Suite 314, Fort Myers. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Estimates and appraisal prices for the silent and live auctions will be available at the store.
Art by internationally acclaimed artist ZAKI will be on display, as well as with many nationally acclaimed artists.
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: LehighAcresCommunity-Initiative.com.
The deadline to register and send in artwork is Sept. 27.
League of Women Voters of Lee County to meet
The League of Women Voters of Lee County will meet Oct. 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers.
Registration and networking at 8:45 a.m.; breakfast at 9 a.m.; guest speaker at 9:30 a.m.; member business meeting at 11 a.m.; and board meeting at 11:30 a.m.
The guest speaker is Denise Sabatini, MSTBU program manager for Lee County. The topic is "Lee County Government."
Sabatini will provide an overview of the government agencies and LeeGROWS - Government Resource and Orientation Workshop Series - a program designed to help the public understand what happens "behind the scenes."
The public is invited to attend.
Cost of the breakfast is $15. Checks preferred, made payable to LWV of Lee County FL.
Reservations required by Oct. 2 at (239) 278-1032 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th annual Pirate Festival planned
Presented by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Pollo Tropical, the 8th annual Pirate Fest will be held Oct. 11-13 at the docks beside Matanzas Pass on Fort Myers Beach.
The festival features live music, a family fun theatre, magic show, live sea battle, real cannons, pirate ship rides, mermaids, a Pirate's Ball and other pirate groups interacting with the crowd on the streets of Old San Carlos Boulevard.
Admittance is free, excluding the Pirate's Ball and rides on the Black Duck pirate ship.
A Pub-n-Grub coupon book is available and includes drink and food specials from area restaurants and bars. The coupons are good through October.
Sponsored and hosted by Nervous Nellies, the Pirate's Ball will features a pirate costume contest. Prizes and givaways will be awarded. Advanced tickets are available online.
For information, visit:?www.pollotropicalpiratefest.com.
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 details, call (239) 369-8277 or visit: www.leeparks.org.
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.