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Of Special Note (11/2/16)

November 2, 2016
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Kiwanis announces upcoming 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, Nov. 2: Jeanne Nealon, Laces of Love co-founder

- Nov. 16: Theresa Schultz, educator for Shy Wolf Sanctuary

- Nov. 30: Jennie Vogelbach, public relations director of Special Olympics Coller County

Breakfast served at 7 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Art show planned

Hosted by the Arts of the Inland, the Perceptions Art Show 2016 will be held on Nov. 4-27 at the Barron Park House Gallery, at 471 N. Lee St., LaBelle.

The juried show features AOI members and non-members.

For information, contact barronparkhousegallery@gmail.com or 863-843-2929.

Fall and holiday fashion show set

The Lehigh Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will host a fall and holiday fashion show on Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the cafe of the hospital, at 1500 Lee Blvd.

It will feature Draper's and Damon's, located in Fort Myers.

There will be door prizes and more, along with food and drinks.

Tickets are $10 each.

Garden Club to meet

The Garden Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Fountain Crest Retirement Community, at 1230 Taylor Lane.

The guest speaker is Stephen Brown, an extension agent for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences. He will discuss common garden problems and pests for the area.

The monthly business meeting and plant auction will follow.

New members and guests are welcome; annual dues are $15 for singles and $25 for couples.

For information, call David French at (239) 368-2896.

Class to focus on ideas for home gardeners

A gardening class will be held on Nov. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Hendry County Extension Office, at 1085 Pratt Blvd., Labelle.

The presenter will be Karen Harty, executive director of Grow A Gardener and a Lee County master gardener and composter.

She will discuss the lesser utilized, overlooked and new crop ideas for the home gardener for the fall, winter and spring locally.

Learn tricks for growing them, including their minimal maintenance requirements.

The $17 fee includes handouts and $20-plus in vegetable seeds.

Registration is required; to register, contact 610-530-8883 or karenharty@growagardener.org.

Band launches new season

The Lee County Community Band will kick off its season with a concert on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Cape Coral High School auditorium, at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd.

The performance will pay tribute to veterans of the U.S. Armed Services and showcase the works of American composers.

It is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted.

Future concert dates include Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12, March 5 and April 2.

The band is comprised of residents from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. It welcomes new members every year.

For information, contact Norman Jones at 239-995-2097 or visit: www.leecountyband.org.

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: shirleymaedove.com.

General Woman's Club to host craft sale

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Nov. 18 at noon in Sweatlock Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

The club's annual holiday craft sale will follow at 1 p.m.

It is open to the public.

For details or to attend, contact Nancy Bragg at 239-634-2572 or lafla501@comcast.net. Follow on Facebook at: facebook.com/generalwomensclub.

Pool offers 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:?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: healthyharvest farms.org.

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.

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

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 Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the annex at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Blvd.

It is always accepting new musicians who play at a senior high school, college level or above.

The band also offers a scholarship program to encourage young players to join.

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

 
 

 

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