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Of Special Note (11/22/17)

By Staff | Nov 22, 2017

VegHeads handing out new 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.

CPR class signing up participants

The Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will host a CPR course on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m.

A?free course, it is the American Heart Association’s Family and Friends program. Participants will practice on mannequins.

There must be at least four people per class for it to be held.

Participants must register in advance by contacting Janis Williams at 239-303-5300.

Easy gardening class scheduled

Hosted by Lee County 4-H, a presentation on easy food to grow in Southwest Florida will be held on Dec. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S.

Taught by Master Gardener Karen Harty.

Cost is $10; free for those who attend with a child ages 8-18.

For details or to reserve a spot, call 610-530-8883.

Mortgage assistance, disaster relief event

The HOPE NOW Alliance, in partnership with local mortgage and housing counseling companies, will host a free mortgage assistance and disaster relief event on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, at 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers.

Homeowners having difficulties with their mortgage can find valuable resources at the event, as the program is geared to handle a broad variety of financial hardships.

Access to financial industry experts, including mortgage servicers and HUD-approved nonprofit housing counselors, with experts available to discuss solutions, provide advice, check financial assistance eligibility and enroll homeowners in the right assistance programs.

Homeowners will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

SWFL Concert Band to present concert

The Southwest Florida Concert Band will perform Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. First Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres, at 200 Lee Blvd.

With a focus on families and children, it will feature “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “March of the Toys,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Canadian Brass Christmas” suite and an audience sing-a-long.

The concert is free; donations will be accepted.

Future concert dates include:

– Jan. 28

– Feb. 18

– March 18

– April 15

The band is always accepting new musicians who play at a senior high school level, college level or above. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m.

For details, visit www.lehighconcertband.org or www.facebook.com/lehighconcertband.

Mobile Food Pantry coming to park

Community Cooperative will host its Mobile Food Pantry on Dec. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Veterans Community Park, at 55 Homestead Road S.

Please bring boxes or bags to carry food.

For information, call 239-332-7687 or visit online at communitycooperative.com.

Community 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 details, including pool hours and rates, call 239-369-8277 or visit 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 information, call Norman Jones at 239-995-2097 or visit www.leecountyband.org.

Plant, tree sale set

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.

There is a $1 per hour parking fee, with a maximum of $5.