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Of Special Note (11/16/16)

November 16, 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. 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 today through Nov. 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.

Edible Gardening Exchange to meet

Edible Gardening Exchange will meet on Nov. 17 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 speakers are Bob and Frenny James. They will discuss moringa, including its health benefits, how to grow it, and products and recipes made with it.

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 GrowAGardener@gmail.com.

Craft sale coming

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.

Parkinson's screening session scheduled

Lee Health will hold a community resource and screening session for people with Parkinson's on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Outpatient Rehabilitation at City Center, at 3114 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.

Each participant can expect to visit with a physical therapist to address mobility concerns, an occupational therapist to address self-care activities and home management and a speech language pathologist to discuss communication and swallowing concerns.

Resources related to education, support group, exercise group and identification of individualized therapy needs will be provided.

A report of recommendations will be sent to the participant's health care professional of choice.

Space is limited; reservations are required.

For information or to register, contact Mary Jo Haughey at 239-343-4962.

Concert announced

The Lehigh Concert Band will perform the following concerts at 3 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.:

- Nov. 20

- Dec. 18

- Jan. 15

- Feb. 19

- March 19

All of the concerts are free, with donations accepted.

The Lehigh Concert Band 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.

Creative ARTs Market returns

The River District Alliance will host the Creative ARTs Market on Dec. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Hendry Street, from Bay Street to Edwards Drive, in Fort Myers.

There will be a variety of vendors showcasing handicrafts, original and upcycled artwork, photography, gift items and more.

Admission is free.

Band launches season

The Lee County Community Band will kick off its season with a concert on Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Cape Coral High School auditorium, at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd.

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

Future concerts are set for 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.

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:?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

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.

 
 

 

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