Youth Club to start edible seed library
As one of their community service projects for the 2014-15 year, the VegHeads -?a Lehigh Acres 4-H group - is creating a edible seed library for local residents.
The Veterans Park Recreational Center will host the see library, which will be a free service.
The VegHeads need assistance with supplies to make the library a reality. Items needed include a special refrigerator to store seeds, a food dryer, desiccant, a food sealer, bulk seeds and office supplies.
For information on monetary donations, go to: eventbrite.com and search for "VegHeads."
To donate items for the project or to make a donation without going through the website, contact the group's 4-H leader, Karen Harty, at (610) 530-8883 or email@example.com.
MADD?in need of volunteers
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is seeking volunteers for monthly court-ordered victim impact panels in Lee and Collier counties.
Drunk driving crash victims or their families are needed to share their experience, and the volunteers are needed for the panels' administrative duties.
MADD is also looking for individuals interested in serving on the steering committee for the second annual DRIVE THE LANE Celebrity Basketball Game.
The family-friendly event is focused on the prevention of underage drinking and features sports celebrities and local heroes playing a friendly, yet competitive game.
For information on becoming a speaker or a volunteer, contact Lori Burke at (239) 791-7560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community CPR, AED training available
Paramedics and EMTs from Lee County EMS have trained more than 400 members of the community in CPR in the first six months of the year - and classes are always available for individuals, groups and organizations who want to offer the training.
The Division of Emergency Medical Services offers an array of classes and is an American Heart Association Training Center, helping to coordinate training and outreach activities countywide.
For laypersons, AHA offers three levels of training.
Heartsaver CPR and AED teaches the participant how to provide basic CPR and instructs them in the use of an Automated External Defibrillator. Heartsaver First Aid reviews immediate management of injuries and illnesses until an ambulance arrives. The third class, Heartsaver CPR, AED and First Aid, combines the two.
The classes cost $35, $45 and $50, respectively.
EMS also offers initial certification classes and recertification classes for health care providers, including Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Second annual playwriting contest
The Firehouse Community Theatre in LaBelle presents the Second Annual Clarence "Bud" Jones Playwriting Competition.
The competition welcomes full-length, previously unpublished plays, written by authors with a Southwest Florida connection.
A fee of $25 must accompany the manuscript, which may be submitted electronically or by mail and received prior to Aug. 1.
The blinded scripts will then be reviewed by a panel of judges including community members from education, library, publishing, and theatrical backgrounds.
Cash awards for authors of first, second and third place winners include $500, $200 and $100.
The theater will produce a scripted reading of the first place entrant during 2014-15 season.
For competition details and forms visit: www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or call (863) 675-3066.
LCDAS announces Microchip Clinics
Lee County Domestic Animal Services will host a series of clinics to encourage microchipping of pets to help increase the return of stray animals and protect owners if their pet is lost or stolen.
Microchip Clinics will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of July. The dates are:
- Aug. 1
- Sept. 5
- Oct. 3
- Nov. 7
- Dec. 5.
Cost is $15 per pet; no appointment is necessary. Lee County pet-licensing fees are reduced if a pet is sterilized and microchipped.
An additional special clinic will be held June 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lee County Domestic Animal Services, at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.
No appointment is necessary.
The cost is $15 or $5 with proof of public assistance
Visit: www.leelostpets.com to view pets or for information.
Take part in Lehigh Makes A Difference Day
The planning for the Annual Lehigh Makes A Difference Day 2014 is in full swing and organizers are calling on residents, civic groups and businesses to take part.
Join the effort by creating a service project or participate in an existing project that will have a direct impact on Lehigh Acres.
The Fall Harvest Style event will be held Oct. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park.
For project ideas, visit: www.makeadifferenceday.com or call (239) 477-1485.
Pool offers swim lessons, aqua aerobics
The Lehigh Acres Community Pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St., is heated and open to the public year round. There are summer swim lessons offered in June and July, with a wide range of skill levels taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. Classes available for ages 6 months and older; cost is $50 for eight classes.
Prepare for the beach with aqua aerobics. Choose from an invigorating fast paced workout offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday or the ultra-low impact National Arthritis Foundation sponsored class at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Classes are in chest deep water and 45 minutes in length. There are always lifeguards-on-duty. Lap swimmers welcome.
For hours and rates, call (239) 369-8277 or visit the website at:?www.leeparks.org.
Farmer's Market open
The Fenway South Farmer's Market will be held every Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, at 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers.
The market offers produce, cheeses, pastas, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, ready-to-eat meals, flowers, crafts, soaps, candles, live music and more.
Choir holding 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.
Concert Band in session
The Lehigh Concert Band has open spots for any concert band musician who can play at a high school or college level or above.
Clarinet and tuba players are particularly needed.
The season runs from November to April, and the band rehearses at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Blvd.
Those interested in joining are invited to stop by a Tuesday rehearsal or performance.
For information, call Lynne Criss at (239) 949-1834 or visit: www.lehighconcertband.org.
Lehigh Singers seeking members
The Lehigh Singers rehearse every Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. at the Cayuga Music Studio. Members are asked to attend every rehearsal until the concert in early April.
Tenors and basses needed. If you are interested, call (239) 822-1890 for an audition.