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Of Special Note (1/3/18)

January 3, 2018
Lehigh Acres Citizen

TNR workshop set

The Gulf Coast Humane Society and Fortunate Ferals will host a free Trap-Neuter-Return workshop Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the shelter's campus, at 2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers.

It will provide information and education on how to trap feral cats, as well as how to bring them to the GCHS spay and neuter clinic.

They also will learn how to care for the cat pre- and post-surgery care, as well as how to respond to upset neighbors.

Participants will receive five free spay or neuters for feral cats.

For information or to register, call 347-403-1674 or visit online at under "Events."

Woman's Club to meet

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. in Sweatlock Hall at the Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

A silent auction will be held and members are reminded to bring in their items for sale; proceeds will benefit the scholarship program.

For details or to attend, contact Nancy Bragg at 239-634-2572 or

A membership drive will be conducted during January. For information, visit online at

Lee County 4-H to host agriculture bus tour

The Lee County 4-H will host an agriculture bus tour on Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

It will serve as a fundraiser for the club, with the proceeds going toward community service projects, summer camp, field trips, college scholarships and more.

The tour will start from the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S. Stops include a seed company, vegetable and citrus producer, packing house and a large home garden.

The cost is $65 and includes lunch prepared by the youth club members and their parents.

Participants will also receive a goody bag donated by Lee County Solid Waste.

Visit and search for "Lee County 4-H Agriculture Bus Tour" to register.

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

County band to perform

The Lee County Community Band will present a Christmas concert on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. at Cape Coral High School, at 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd.

The concert is free; donations will be accepted.

Future concert dates include:

- Feb. 11

- March 11

- April 8

Comprised of professional and amateur musicians from three counties, the band rehearses Thursdays in Fort Myers.

For information, call Norman Jones at 239-995-2097 or visit

Annual Old Fashioned Family Fun planned

The Lee County 4-H will host its fourth annual Old Fashioned Family Fun on Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Park, at 55 Homestead Road S.

Admission is free.

There will be a petting zoo, plus activities for families to participate in like racing, throwing, running and jumping.

Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.

Participants can turn in filled out "passports" to win prizes donated by area sponsors.

For information, contact 239-369-1521 or 610-530-8883 or visit

Annual Writing Contest accepting submissions

The Gulf Coast Writers Association is taking submissions for its Annual Writing Contest.

The three top entries in each category will receive a cash reward.

The word count for fiction, nonfiction, and children's is 1,500 words maximum. For poetry, there is a maximum of 40 lines.

Entry is open to the public.

Submission deadline is Jan. 31.

For details, visit

Visuality to hold party

Visuality will host a party Feb. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. at All Faiths Unitarian Congregation, at 2756 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.

It is a non-profit community center that aims to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ communities.

Open to the ages 16-24, the party will feature DJ TYLA V. There will also be a build-your-own-dessert bar.

Admission is a $5 donation; attendees are asked to RSVP on Visuality's Facebook page.

Contact 239-898-6124 or for information.

Pool offers 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.

Lap swimmers welcome.

For information, including pool hours and rates, call 239-369-8277 or visit online at

Plant, tree sale coming

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.

It includes succulents, small trees, native plants, herbs, annuals, bromeliads, rose bushes and more.

Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions.



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