Of Special Note (9/20/17)
VegHeads giving away seeds
The VegHeads 4-H youth club has vegetable seeds available at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S.
The variety packs are free.
The seeds were donated by Rural King, of Bonita Springs.
For information, call 4-H leader Karen Harty at 610-530-8883.
Animal Services offers discounted adoptions
Lee County Domestic Animal Services is offering the chance to adopt a dog 5 months or older or a cat or kitten of any age for just $30 throughout September.
Package included with the adoption is valued at over $500.
Adoption hours are 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at Animal Services, at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers.
For details, call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS), visit: www.LeeLostPets.com or on Facebook or Instagram @leeanimalservices.
Kiwanis Club lists speakers
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, Sept. 20: Carol Conway, executive director for Child Care of Southwest Florida
– Sept. 27: Dr. Ross Hauser, of Caring Medical
– Oct. 4: Diane Zigrossi and Special Olympics Champion Matthew Seller
Breakfast buffet at 7 a.m.
The public is invited to attend.
LCSO to host seminar
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will host a “Cell Dogs – Meet the Dogs” seminar on Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. at the United Healthcare Medicare Store, at 6900 Daniels Parkway, Unit 23-C, Fort Myers.
Seating is limited; reservations required at 239-561-9142.
Dance-a-thon to benefit ACT
A dance-a-thon will be held on Oct. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, at 2158 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.
Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winner in two categories: most dollars raised and most dances completed.
First place will receive a concert package of 10 tickets to see William Michael Morgan on Oct. 27, along with a table for 10 and two meet-and-greet passes.
Second place will receive a four-pack of tickets to see Morgan.
There is a $5 cover charge for admission; 12 and under are free. Attendees are asked to wear purple in support of the cause.
To register as a dancer or make a pledge, visit online at: www.actabuse.com.
The proceeds will benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc.
For information, contact Julie Noble at 239-246-3608.
Lehigh Concert Band to present performance
The Lehigh Concert Band will perform on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. First Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres, at 200 Lee Blvd.
It will be a salute to U.S. veterans with the “Armed Forces Salute,” “Hymn of Freedom,” “Dam Busters March,” “The Blue and the Gray,” “America” from “West Side Story” and more.
The concert is free; donations accepted.
The band is always accepting new musicians who play at a senior high school level, college level or above. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
For more information, visit online at: www.lehighconcertband.org or www.facebook.com/lehighconcertband.
Pool offering 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 the website online at:?www.leeparks.org.
Lee County Community accepting members
The Lee County Community Band is comprised of professional and amateur musicians from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.
For details, call Norman Jones at 239-995-2097 or visit online at: www.leecountyband.org.
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 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
– Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornog Plaza, at 2400-2438 First St., Fort Myers
Lehigh 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.