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Of Special Note (3/8/17)

March 8, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Artists of the Month

- Wanda Poulin, of Nova Scotia, Canada, and Joyce Groot, of Amherst Island, Lake Ontario, Canada, are the Artists of the Month for March at the Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center, at 219 Plaza Drive. For information, call 239-369-5355.

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

Dr. Seuss Month at Lee County Animal Services

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday in March by giving $25 off of the adoption fees.

People who bring a children's book to donate to the pet therapy program at the Children's Advocacy Center will receive an additional $10 off their adoption.

Applications may be submitted online at: or at the shelter.

Pets currently available may be viewed online. The website updates hourly.

Adoption hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The adoption fee for all pets includes: spay/neuter surgery; age-appropriate vaccinations; flea treatment; de-worming; heartworm test for dogs six months or older; feline aids and leukemia test for cats; a Lee County license for pets three months or older; behavior help line; microchip pet ID; and a 10-day health guarantee.

The total adoption package is valued at more than $500.

Club names speaker

The Lehigh Acres Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Hope Hospice, at 1201 Wings Way.

Future speakers include:

- Today, March 8: Stewart Ross, Kiwanian with Project Formula

Breakfast served at 7 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Florida Tarpons kick off new season on Friday

Arena Pro Football's Florida Tarpons will kick off its 2017 season on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the at Germain Arena, at 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Game tickets start at $10; veterans and active duty military get in free with a VA card, DD214 or retirement card.

After the game, meet your favorite player on the field.

If your catch a ball, you get to keep the ball and have the players sign it after the game.

Democratic Women's Club lists meeting

The Democratic Women's Club of Lee County will meet on March 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida, at 3210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers.

The guest speaker is Frances E. Davey, assistant professor of history at Florida Gulf Coast University.

She will talk about "Histories of Choice: Stories of Abortion and Reproductive Rights," a student-driven faculty-led project explores the historical context and aftermath of Roe v. Wade.

For information, contact Kelly Junco at or visit:

March in the Park set

The 9th annual March in the Park will be held on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jaycee Park, at 4125 S.E. 20th Place, Cape Coral.

Admission and parking are free.

There will be over 35 vendors, selling plants, garden art, gemstones, jewelry, photo cards, hand-sketched pictures and more.

Speakers will make hourly presentations, with master gardeners on site to answer questions.

A children's booth, with a face painter, will have activities and take-home projects for all ages.

Opportunity drawings will be held throughout the day, with five top prizes. Other prizes will be items donated by the vendors.

Live entertainment.

Food and drinks for purchase.

The event is a fundraiser for the Garden Club of Cape Coral.

Calusa Blueway Speaker Series presents guests

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:

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

For information, call 239-432-2154 or visit online at:

Garden Club to meet

The Garden Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Fountain Crest Retirement Community, at 1230 Taylor Lane.

The guest speaker is Sandy Troy Pennington, a retired nurse practioneer. She will explain how to make "hypertufa,"?which are light-weight draped cement garden art and planters.

The business meeting, plant auction and 50/50 will follow.

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

For information, call Terry Pinck at 239-368-5615.

General Woman's Club schedules meeting

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on March 17 at 1 p.m. in Sweatlock Hall at the Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

The speaker will be Gary Bell, chief executive officer of Lehigh Regional Medical Center. He will present information on the hospital, its presence in the community and what to expect in the future.

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

Italian-American Social Club plans dinner-dance

The St. Raphael's Italian-American Social Club will host a dinner-dance on March 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Parish Hall of the church, at 2514 Lee Blvd.

Entertainment by Jim Marino.

Choice of turkey or meatloaf dinner catered by Two Shea's.

BYOB; mixers and beverages will be supplied.

Tickets are $15 per person.

No smoking.

For details, call Dee at 239-369-4523.

County to host seminar, two passports weeks

The Lee County Clerk of Court and Lee County Tax Collector will host an annual seminar on March 18 at the Lee County Election Center, at 13180 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.

It will focus on tax certificates from 10 to 11 a.m., then tax deeds from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

For information, contact Rita Miller at 239-533-2766 or

They will also host the following Passport Weeks:

- March 20-25: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- May 15-20: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is encouraged to review passport information before coming to the office.

To see if you qualify for a renewal by mail, visit online at:

Required fees, documents and more can be found online. Select the "Passports link" or call 239-533-5007 to get things started.

The Recording Office is at 2115 Second St., Second Floor, Fort Myers.

Band lists performances

The Lehigh Concert Band will perform "Spring in Lehigh" on March 19 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres, at 200 Lee Blvd.

The concert is free, however, donations are 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

LCSO to hold safety seminars

The Lee County Sheriff's Office will host a series of educational seminars at the United Healthcare Medicare Store, at 6900 Daniels Parkway, Unit 23-C, Fort Myers.

The following dates and topics are planned:

- March 28: Vehicle Burglary and Theft - Is your vehicle a target?

- April 4: Personal Safety - At home and away

- April 25: Dive Team - CSI under water

- May 2: Internet Safety for Seniors

- May 30: Aviation - How criminals are found from the air

- June 6: Active Shooter for the Community - What should you do?

- June 27: Agriculture Unit - How do they protect the animals?

- July 25: ID Theft - How vulnerable are you?

- Aug. 1: SS Benefits Hacking - Are your benefits safe?

- Aug. 29: Home Improvement Fraud - What you need to know

- Sept. 5: Residential Security - Are you a target for a burglar?

- Sept. 26: Cell Dogs - Meet the dogs and learn how they are trained

Each session will begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

Seating is limited; reservations required at 239-561-9142.

Band launches season

The Lee County Community Band will host a concert on April 2 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.

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

For details, call Norman Jones at 995-2097 or visit:

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.

Lifeguards-on-duty. Lap swimmers welcome.

For hours and rates, call 239-369-8277 or visit the website at:?

Plant, tree sale planned

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 across communities

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

- Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, at 11500 Fenway South Drive, 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 additional information, contact 239-368-2488.



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