'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.
Alva Community 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.
Gulf Coast Writers welcomes author
The Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at Zion Lutheran Church, at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.
The guest speaker is Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen. She will discuss "Yes, you! An entertaining autobiography in three easy steps."
The presentation will provide an overview of the entire autobiographical process, practical tips to get started and the tools necessary to see the project through.
Topics will include organizing illustrations, editing, working with an editor, book design and self-publishing.
A handout will be provided.
Cost for members is $3 and $5 for non-members. First-time guests are free.
For information, visit: www.gulfwriters.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 303-5849.
Senior center to throw Halloween party
The Lehigh Acres Senior Center will host Witches' Brew, Stew & Chew starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 31.
There will be games and prizes, including Cake Walk and Fortune Teller, along with a chili cook-off and homemade pie contest. Those not bringing chili or pie are asked to bring dessert to share.
A lunch buffet will be served.
There will also be a costume parade, with prizes to the funniest, prettiest, strangest or most unusual.
Live music will be provided by The Chadburns.
Tickets are $4 and are available for purchase at the senior center.
Fundraiser to aid 4-H
The Annual Lee County 4-H fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Araba Shriners Hall, at 2010 Hanson St., Fort Myers.
The event will feature casino games, auctions, food, spirits and dancing.
All proceeds benefit the 4-H youth of Lee County.
Advance tickets are a $25 donation, which includes meal, drink ticket and 5,000 chips. Tickets at the door are a $35 donation.
Must be 18 or older to attend and 21 to drink.
Purchase advanced tickets at: www.leecounty4h.com/events.html or at Hayloft Western Wear or Mary Lou's Feed, Tack & Western Wear.
For information, call Cathy Suggs at (239) 850-4175.
Companion planting class for gardeners
Lee County Master Gardener Karen Harty will speak at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road N.
The presentation is free.
Harty will talk about companion planting. Help your garden grow by learning what plants poison other plants, fertilize other plants, battle insects, fight disease and attract beneficial insects.
Register at the Lee County Library Web site or call the reference desk at (239) 533-4636.
Libertarian Party of Lee County to meet
The Libertarian Party of Lee County will meet Nov. 6 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.
Aaron O'Brien, an attorney and Libertarian, will speak on contemporary legal issues affecting Americans' liberties at 7:45 p.m.
The club welcomes liberty-minded individuals of all party affiliations. For information, visit: www.facebook.com/leelibertarians or call (239) 245-9267.
Rotary announces Rock, Blues and Blues Festival
The Rotary Club of Lehigh will host the Second Annual Rock, Blues and Brews Festival from 3 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Mirror Lakes Golf Club, at 670 Milwaukee Blvd.
The event features beers, food and a horseshoe tournament. Performers include Live N Learn, Hidden Agenda, and Rex Bongo and the Sophisticated Hippies.
Admission is $5 per person. The event is a cash only event.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, but no coolers or outside food or drink.
Registration for the horseshoe tournament is $50 per two-person team. Each team will receive a $10 food/beverage credit and will be competing for cash prizes.
Spaces are limited and advance registration can be made by calling (239) 565-4562.
All of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Lehigh, which uses the funds to support local schools and community activities.
For information, visit: www.lehighacresrotary.org.
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:
- Nov. 20: Pastels
- Jan. 15: Rice paper
- Feb. 19: Optical illusion art
For information, call (239) 369-1521 or visit: www.leeparks.org.
Edible Gardening meetings scheduled
The Lehigh Acres Edible Gardening Exchange will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Veterans Park Recreational Building, at 55 Homestead Road S.
The guest speaker is Gene McAvoy, with the Hendry County Extension. He will discuss tomato diseases and insects.
After the first "trial" visit, the venue requires a $10 lifetime membership fee; the meetings are free.
The Junior Edible Gardening Club 4-H Exchange will meet prior to the adult exchange meeting.
The exchanges host the same guest speaker; a 4-H membership fee of $15 is required.
Seeds are started at every 4-H meeting. The seedlings are later entered in the Lee County Fair.
Pool offers fall swim 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 each week
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.