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December 28, 2016
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Club to host bus tour

The VegHeads 4-H Youth Club will host a bus tour on Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting from the North Fort Myers Recreation Center, at 9200 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers.

Stops include a bee farm, citrus grove, vegetable grove, seed company, home farm and ECHO.

It will serve as a fundraiser for the VegHeads 4-H Youth Club.

Advance registration is $60 and includes lunch; must register in advance by Dec. 31. Registration increases to $75 in January.

To register, visit online at: and search for "VegHeads Bus."

Checks can also be made out to "Lee County 4-H" and mailed to Lee County 4-H, P.O. Box 3267, North Fort Myers, FL 33918. Write "VegHeads Bus" on the check and include your name, address and phone number.

For information, contact Karen Harty at 610-530-8883.

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.

Lehigh Concert Band presents performances

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

- 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: or

Free seminars set

Alliance Financial Group will present the following one-hour presentations at 14021 Metropolis Ave., Fort Myers:

- Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Estate planning and domicile workshop for new Florida residents

- Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Strategies to defer up to 25 percent of IRA's required minimum distribution and the best technics to maximize Social Security

- Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.:?Top three techniques to plan for a child's college education

Free and open to public; reservations required at 239-244-1512 or

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 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.



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