'Petsgiving' adoption special in Lee County
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: www.LeeLostPets.com.
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.
Those interested in joining are invited to stop by a Tuesday rehearsal or any performance.
For information, visit online at: www.lehighconcertband.org.
Free monthly art demos
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, Nov. 20: Pastels
- Jan. 15: Rice paper
- Feb. 19: Optical illusion art
For information, call (239) 369-1521 or visit: www.leeparks.org.
Nelson's staff plans outreach session
Diana McGee, a representative for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, will conduct a constituent outreach session Nov. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Suite 41 at the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, at 25 N. Homestead Road.
The senator's representative will be able to assist constituents with any specific concerns, federal assistance or questions.
For information, contact Nelson's Fort Myers Regional Office at (239) 334-7760.
Meeting for local business women
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.
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, HolaCiudad.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Free concert to feature country music star
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 email@example.com.
For information, contact the League of Women Voters at (239) 278-1032.
Ladies Auxiliary to hold Christmas dinner, dance
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus will host a Christmas dinner dance Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Raphael's Church Hall on Lee Boulevard.
It is open to the public.
Music will be provided by Oldies but Goodies, with William "Bill" Corrion.
A chicken marcela dinner will be served.
Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple.
The event is BYOB.
There will be baskets raffled off and a 50/50 raffle held.
For tickets or information, call Mindy at (239) 822-0218 or Virginia at (239)?369-5974.
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
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.