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Of Special Note (10/19/16)

October 19, 2016
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Artist of Month named

Josh Martinez is the Artist of the Month for October 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

Edible Gardening Exchange to meet

Edible Gardening Exchange will meet on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Fort Myers Community Center, at 2000 N. Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers; informal chat at 5:30 p.m.

The speaker is Karen Harty, a Master Gardener. She will discuss growing tomatoes in Southwest Florida; it is a mini-version of her two-hour class on the topic.

Fee from October to May is $10, plus a one-time $10 Lee Parks and Recreation membership fee.

Bring a cup for free coffee and tea; also consider bringing something to share with the group.

For information, contact Karen Harty at (610)?530-8883 or email

General Woman's Club announces speaker

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in Sweatlock Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

The guest speaker will be Diane Zigrossi, president of the Lehigh Acres Economic Development Board. She will talk about Lehigh Acres, with a look at the past and a vision of the future.

Annual dues payable.

For details or to attend, contact Nancy Bragg at 239-634-2572 or Follow on Facebook at:

Club to host Game Day

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will host its annual Game Day on Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sweatlock Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

It will feature cards, games and a raffle, as well as lunch.

Proceeds to benefit the Annual Scholarship Awards Program.

Tickets can be purchased at the Oct. 21 meeting or call Karen McClinch at 239-989-9503.

Costume contest open to youth

Veterans Park Recreation Center will host a costume contest on Oct. 22 at 3:30 p.m. at 55 S. Homestead Road.

The competition is open to children ages 13 and under.

It is part of the Make A Difference Day at the park, which will take place from noon to 5 p.m.

Other activities include trick-or-treating, bounce houses, a martial arts demonstration, emergency response vehicle displays, live music and hayrides.

There is no charge to attend.

For information, contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-369-1521 or 239-477-3280.

Submissions sought for Perceptions Art Show

The Arts of the Inland Perceptions Art Show 2016 will be held in November at the Barron Park House Gallery, at 471 N. Lee St., LaBelle.

The juried art show is open to all Arts of the Inland members, as well as non-AOI members.

Artists may submit a maximum of two pieces of art work.

Paintings, photographs and drawings are acceptable, as well as 3D art and sculpture.

Awards will be determined by the number of entries.

For an official application or information, contact or 863-843-2929.

Masquerade Gala nears

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 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

Farmers markets open

Farmers markets will be held:

- Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Park, at 201 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers

- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern, at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers

- Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornog Plaza, at 2400-2438 First St., Fort Myers

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

Plant and tree sale scheduled

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: or

Band taking 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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