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Of Special Note (5/25/16)

May 25, 2016
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Learn to save seeds

The VegHeads 4-H will present seed saving basics on May 28 at 1 p.m. at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road.

They will explain why to save seeds and basic terms, along with beginner techniques for lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and beans/peas.

If you would like handouts, register in advance by calling the library at (239) 533-4200.

Free guided historical hike tour available

Celebrate Memorial Day with a free, guided historical hike on May 28 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Buckingham Trails Preserve, 8790 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers.

The preserve, a Conservation 20/20 preserve, includes remains from the Buckingham Army Air Field's Flexible Gunnery School, a training base operated by the U.S. military during World War II.

The 1.5-mile roundtrip hike will be guided by historian Jim Zbick, with the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library.

Remnants of the military's ground moving target ranges and shooting platform foundations can be seen onsite, as well as an elevated berm that once served as part of the military supply railroad which delivered goods and supplies from Fort Myers to the air field.

Suggested items to bring include a water bottle, hat, sunscreen and camera; wear closed-toed shoes appropriate for hiking.

Parking is free.

For information, call (239)?204-1125 or visit online at: www.Conservation2020.org.

Pool offering classes

The Lehigh Acres Community Pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St., is heated and open year-round.

A wide range of swim lesson skill levels are offered, including adult beginners; all taught by American Red Cross Certified instructors.

Eight classes for $50.

Commit to get fit with aqua aerobics. Choose from a fast-paced workout at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday or the ultra-low impact class at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Classes are 45 minutes long in chest deep water.

There are lifeguards-on-duty. Lap swimmers welcome.

For hours and rates, call (239) 369-8277 or visit the website at:?www.leeparks.org.

Boot camps focus on fitness, nutrition

Healthy Harvest Community Farms, at 607 Mirror Lakes Drive, hosts the following boot camps:

- Mondays and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. at Williams Park

- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Park

- Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m and Saturdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Healthy Harvest Community Farms

The classes are free; donations are welcome. At least 10 people must be signed up for a class.

Visit online at: healthyharvest farms.org.

Farmer markets open

Farmers markets will be held:

- Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, at 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers

- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park, at 7300 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.

Plant, tree sale set

A plant sale will be held on the last Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at Lakes Regional Park, at 7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.

The selection includes succulents, small trees, native plants, herbs, annuals, bromeliads, rose bushes and more.

Master Gardeners will be available to answer any questions.

There is a $1 per hour parking fee, with a maximum of $5.

Choir rehearsing

The Lehigh Children's Choir rehearses from 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Cayuga Music Studio, at 1100 Homestead Road.

For information, contact (239) 368-2488.

Lehigh Concert Band practicing

The Lehigh Concert Band rehearses at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the annex at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Blvd.

The group is always looking for musicians who want to perform.

For information, visit online: www.lehighconcertband.org or www.facebook.com/lehighconcertband.

Accepting members

The Lee County Community Band rehearses Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran School, at 3595 Broadway, Fort Myers.

Contact (239) 995-2097 or visit: www.leecountyband.org.

 
 

 

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