'Dogtober,' 'Caturday' adoption deals offered
October has officially been deemed "Dogtober" at Lee County Domestic Animal Services.
LCDAS has reduced the adoption fee for all animals to just $25 - cats are included.
In addition, all Saturdays in October will be replaced by "Caturdays" and all feline adopters will receive a kitty goody bag.
Cats and kittens also may be adopted two for the price of one.
All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID, and many other veterinary services valued at more than $500.
For information, call (239) 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit: www.LeeLostPets.com.
Edison State College to host job fair
Career Services at Edison State College will host a job fair from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 102, Building U.
The free event is open to the public and will feature a variety of businesses looking for employees to join their workforce. Positions available include full-time, part-time and internship possibilities.
Attendees should bring resumes and dress professionally.
For more information, visit: www.edison.edu/careerservices or call (239) 489-9394.
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 giveaways will be awarded. Advanced tickets are available online.
For information, visit:?www.pollotropicalpiratefest.com.
Democratic Club to meet
The Lehigh Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Veterans Park Recreation Center.
The guest speaker is Will Bronson, a Lehigh Acres resident and candidate for Congressional District 17. Bronson will deliver a speech on the theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination, marking 50 years since the tragic event occurred.
The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.
For information, call (239) 369-3129.
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:
- 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.
Card party, game day planned
The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will have a luncheon card party/game day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Heights Blvd.
Bring cards or game of your choice; card tables will be set up. Tickets for a 50/50 raffle will be available.
Cost is $7 and includes a light lunch. All money raised is given back to the community.
For tickets or information, call Norma Johnson at (239) 369-9555.
Center to host arts, crafts
The Alva Community Center presents arts and crafts night from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25.
For children ages 7-12 who want to come out and create a special arts and crafts project.
Cost is $5 per child. Juice and cookies will be provided.
The program may be canceled if the minimum of 10 participants is not meet.
For information, call the center at (239) 728-2882
Call for artists
The Arts of the Inland invites artists to apply for its juried Perceptions Art Show to be held Nov. 10 in the Crown Room at the Majestic Golf Club.
The submission deadline is Oct. 29. Prospectus and application are available online at: www.artsoftheinland.com.
Entry fees for Arts of the Inland and Art Council of Southwest Florida members is $10 per art work, or $20 per art work for non-members.
For information, contact LaVon Koenig at email@example.com or (239) 303-5849.
Pool offers lessons, 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 scheduled
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.
Children's Choir sets rehearsals
The Lehigh Children's Choir rehearses from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayuga Music Studio, at 1100 Homestead Road. For details, call (239) 368-2488.