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Of Special Note (11/13/13)

November 13, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

'Petsgiving' adoption special

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is giving adopters a chance to receive $30 off the regular adoption fee in November.

When it comes to felines, get twice the love with two-for-one adoptions for all cats and kittens.

All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID and many other veterinary services, valued at more than $500.

Adoption applications may be submitted online.

View a current list of pets up for adoption and lost pets online. The Web site updates hourly.

Adoption hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For information, call (239) 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit:

General Woman's Club presents speaker

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet at 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Heights.

The guest speaker will be Shirley Stevens. Stevens works with service animals.

Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact the club president, Norma Johnson, at (239) 369-9555.

Calling all musicians

The Lehigh Concert Band has open spots for any concert band musician who can play at a high school or college level or above.

The season runs from November to April, and the band rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Blvd.

Performances are held as the full band or in small groups at least once a month at festivals, churches and retirement homes in Lehigh Acres and Southwest Florida.

Upcoming performances will be held at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the St. Raphael Fall Festival and at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Heights Blvd.

The concerts are free, but donations are appreciated; donations help to fund the band's operation.

Those interested in joining are invited to stop by a Tuesday rehearsal or any performance.

For information, visit online at:

County candidate to speak

The Lehigh Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Veterans Park.

The guest speaker is Debbie Jordan, a candidate for the District 4 Lee County Commission seat.

Refreshments will be served.

Arts of the Inland to meet

The Arts of the Inland will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the River Forest Club, at 13851 Island Drive Road, Fort Myers.

Millicent Callobre and two students will perform before the meeting.

LMHS to host lecture on childhood obesity

Lee Memorial Health System will hold a complimentary lecture called "What Can You Do to Manage Your Child's Weight?" at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the board room at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs.

Childhood obesity not only is a concern today, but it is an indicator of future medical and health issues for children as they become adults.

Dr. Denise Drago, with pediatrics at the Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, will share practical advice to take home. She also will talk briefly about preventing illness through proper annual flu immunizations.

Seating is limited, and reservations are requested.

To reserve a seat, call (239) 454-8725.

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:

Business Women to meet

The Local Chapters of Business Women will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 at Lozano's Mexican Restaurant, at 3020 Lee Blvd.

The cost is $2.50 for lunch and networking.

Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber to host job fair

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Hodges University, at 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.

Some of the participating companies include Latino 97.7, FOX 4, Telemundo, Fort Myers Broadcasting, Alta Resources, Juice Plus, Enterprise Holdings, Juan 1200/1460AM, Collier County Public Schools, The Pendas Law Firm, Imagen Semanal, MundoFox,, State Farm, Univision SWFL, Hodges University, Lowe's, Prudential, Nuevos Ecos, Take Shape for Life, Lee Memorial Health System, Azteca America SWFL, Fifth Third Bank, Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Avon, and the National Bartenders and Casino Schools.

The event is free to the public.

For information or to rent a booth, contact the chamber at (239) 418-1441 or

Edible Gardening meetings set

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, a five-county UF/IFAS regional vegetable agent. 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 at 5 p.m., prior to the adult 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.

Country music star to perform

Josh Turner will take the stage at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Seminole Casino Immokalee for the third annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival.

A Hannah, S.C. native, Turner has earned numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, which garnered number one hits such as "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me" and "Why Don't We Just Dance."

The Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival will kick off Nov. 22.

During the event, six nationally renowned ribbers will cook up their best ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket with hopes of winning the national championship crown.

Attendees will enjoy live music, a classic car show, pig races, a motorcycle rally, an art show and more over the three-day festival, which takes place rain or shine.

Forum to highlight marijuana pros, cons

The League of Women Voters will host a public forum on "Marijuana Matters?" at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, at 12600 University Drive, Fort Myers.

Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of the controlled substance from many perspectives, including law enforcement, medical and recreational use, and abuse.

An amendment regarding the medical use of marijuana may be on the ballot in 2014.

The public is invited to attend.

The cost for breakfast is $15. Reservations required by Dec. 3.

To make a reservation, call (239) 278-1032 or e-mail

For information, contact the League of Women Voters at (239) 278-1032.

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:

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 plans 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.



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