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Of Special Note (1/11/17)

January 11, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

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: www.lehighconcertband.org or www.facebook.com/lehighconcertband.

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 by calling 239-244-1512 or emailing graham_lucht@afgfl.com.

Edible Gardening Exchange to meet

Edible Gardening Exchange will meet on Jan. 19 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 Erica Klopf, of Florida Edible Landscaping. She will talk about incorporating perennial edible plants into a residential home landscape.

Attendees will look at tropical fruit trees, herbs, and spices that can be grown in the South Florida climate with ease. The discussion will include growing conditions, companion plants, harvest and preparation.

Fee from October to March 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.

General Woman's Club announces meeting

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. in Sweatlock Hall at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

A silent auction will follow the business meeting; members are asked to bring items to be auctioned.

The proceeds will benefit the scholarship program and other community services that the club supports.

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.

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: www.leecountyband.org.

Calusa Blueway Speaker Series lists speakers

The Calusa Blueway Speaker Series will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers, on the following:

- Jan. 24: Susan Conrad on "One Woman's Journey through the Inside Passage"

- Feb. 7: James O'Neill on "Greenland Paddles"

- March 7: Gus Bianchi on "Paddling the Florida Circumnavigation Paddling Trail"

- March 11: George Burgess on "International Shark Attack File - Sawfish"

The seasonal series showcases aspects of the Calusa Blueway, Lee County's 190-mile marked trail for canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders.

For information, call 239-432-2154 or visit online at: www.fortmyers-sanibel.com.

Trail information can be found online: www.calusablueway.com or www.leeparks.org/blueway.

Find Calusa Blueway on Facebook or CalusaPaddle on Twitter. Visit the iTunes store or Google Play to download the free smart-phone app.

OFF?Saturday planned for families

The Lee County 4-H youth is hosting its third annual OFF - Old Fashioned Family - Saturday on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Park, at 55 Homestead Road S.

There will be a petting zoo, plus family-friendly activities such as racing, throwing, running and jumping.

Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.

Admission is free.

For information, visit: www.4HFunDay.com.

 
 

 

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