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Of Special Note (12/14/16)

December 14, 2016
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Artists of the Month named

- Sherry Elliot is the Artist of the Month for December at the Arts of the Inland Gallery in the cafe at Lehigh Regional Medical Center, at 1500 Lee Blvd. Contact 239-303-5849 or

- Shirley Schuman is the Artist of the Month for December at the Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center, at 219 Plaza Drive. Contact 239-369-5355.

Edible Gardening Exchange to meet

Edible Gardening Exchange will meet on Dec. 15 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 Sonja Suitor, a Master Gardener. She will talk about how to work in harmony with nature to have a thriving garden, while saving time and money.

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 meeting

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Dec. 16 at noon in Sweatlock Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

Children from the church's The Learning Village PreSchool will present a Christmas program with music and Mrs. Santa.

A Christmas luncheon will be provided by the members.

It is open to the public.

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

Holiday concert set

The Lehigh Concert Band, with special guest group the Brass Music Elements, will perform its holiday concert on Dec. 18 at 2:45 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

The concert is free, however, donations will be accepted.

The band will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Lehigh Community Services.

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: or

Tickets available for New Year's Eve dinner

The Knights of Columbus' Ladies Auxiliary will host a New Year's Eve dinner on Dec. 31 at the St. Raphael Catholic Church, at 2514 Lee Blvd.

A cocktail hour starts at 8 p.m., followed by dinner at 8:30 p.m. Dinner will include a roast beef or salmon entree, salad and dessert.

Event is BYOB.

Music will be provided.

There will also be a basket raffle and 50/50 drawing held.

Cost is $25 for individual tickets or $45 for a couple.

For information or tickets, contact Iris Pena at 239-368-8191 or Rosa Carrion at 239-321-2291.

Band launches season

The Lee County Community Band will kick off its season with a concert on Jan. 22 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 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 details, call Norman Jones at 239-995-2097 or visit online at:

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

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

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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