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Of Special Note (8/31/16)

August 31, 2016
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Artist of the Month named

Doug Patterson is the Artist of the Month for August at the Arts of the Inland Gallery in the cafe at Lehigh Regional Medical Center, at 1500 Lee Blvd.

Stop in and view his artwork Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For details, contact (239) 303-5849 or

Kiwanis lists speakers

The Lehigh Acres Kiwanis Club meets each week at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Hope Hospice, at 1201 Wings Way.

Future speakers include:

- Today, Aug. 31: Shannon Starr, of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwest Florida

- Sept. 7: Sheryl Verhulst, mentor coordinator with the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

- Sept. 14: Michael Kiel, donor relations officer with the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

- Sept. 21: Stacey Gridley, teacher/sponsor for East Lee County High School's "Odyssey of the Mind" program

- Oct. 5: Sharon Hill, leadership coach/trainer with Rheama Consulting International

Breakfast served at 7 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Girl Scouts to host information nights

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is inviting girls to register for the new membership year.

It will hold an information event on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Tortuga Preserve Elementary, at 1711 N. Gunnery Road.

It will provide parents and girls with the opportunity to learn about all the exciting things Girl Scouts has to offer.

Membership and program scholarships are available based on financial need.

For more information, visit:

Families may also contact Jenifer Welch at 800-232-4475, ext. 407, or

American Business Women Day recognition

The Lehigh Chapter of American Business Women will meet to recognize the American Business Women Day.

The meeting will be held on Sept. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Connors Steak and Seafood, at 10076 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers.

The cost is $25 before Aug. 31; afterward, the cost is $30.

Email reservations to Linda at; reservations may be mailed to Lehigh Chapter of ABWA, 1901 N.E. 21st Place, Cape Coral, FL 33909.

Masquerade Gala set

The Shirley Mae Dove Foundation will hold a Masquerade Gala on Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops, at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers.

There will be a silent auction, music and food, with an open bar.

The Calendar Girls will be on hand, with the proceeds to benefit those with breast cancer.

Cost is $35 or $50 for VIP.

For information or to purchase tickets, call 239-603-2941 or visit:

Community pool offers variety of 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:?

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: healthyharvest

Plant, tree sale planned

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.

Lehigh Children's 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.

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 details, visit: or

Lee County band 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.

Call (239) 995-2097 or visit online at: for additional information.



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