Unusual edibles is topic of gardening meeting
The Lehigh Acres Edible Gardening Exchange will meet at 7 p.m. July 18 in the Veterans Park Recreational Building, at 55 Homestead Road S.
Stephen Brown, Lee County Extension director and leader agent for the horticulture program, will talk about bananas, sugarcane and hog plums.
The venue requires a once-in-a-lifetime fee of $10 per person; however, the first meeting is free.
Bring a plant, seeds or a healthy drink or snack to share and get a free raffle ticket.
Lehigh Acres Quarter Auction to help charity
A Lehigh Acres Quarter Auction, sponsored by the Professional Network for Women, will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. July 28 at the American Legion, at 1124 Ashlar Ave.
A quarter auction is a game where bidders play for prizes valued at typically $12 to $50, or even higher. Players have a chance to win prizes for just quarters.
Cost is $2 for a paddle rental to use during bidding. All proceeds will go to a local charity.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, and a buyer on site to appraise and buy gold. Ten percent of the sales will go to the charity.
There will be a cash bar, along with hamburger, hot dog and shrimp baskets available.
For information, contact Karyn Brooks at (239) 281-2539.
Fire department budget hearings scheduled
The Board of Commissioners of the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District will hold budget workshops at 4:30 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 8 and 27 at Station 104, at 3102 S.W. 16th St.
The public is invited to attend; the workshops are open to all.
Budgetary and fiscal matters will be discussed, including the 2013-14 fiscal budget and other business to come before the board. No decisions will be made by the board during the workshops.
Those requiring special aid or services due to a disability can contact Chief John Wayne at the fire department at (239) 303-5300.
Elks Lodge to hold dinner, dance
The Lehigh Acres Elks Lodge is holding a dinner and dance Aug. 3 at the Majestic Golf Club, at 350 Homestead Road S.
Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dinner consists of roast pork, apple sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable medley, tossed salad, rolls and dessert.
There will be a cash bar.
Live music performed by The Chadburns. Dress is smart casual.
Cost is $20 per person.
To RSVP, contact Barb Guido at (239) 770-2497.
Free entry to pool on Saturdays in summer
In partnership with the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Nations Association, Lee County Parks and Recreation and the Lee County School District, the Tice Community Pool is helping children cool off and take pride in their community this summer.
At 4515 Glenwood Ave., the pool will be open to the public every Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. until Aug. 3. Admission is free.
Safety is a priority and a number of deputies and volunteers have become certified life guards for the outreach. Water safety instructions given on site.
Community Plan Workshop planned
A Lehigh Acres Community Plan Workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road N.
The topic will be the "Planning and Design Study Draft."
Lehigh Singers to host fund-raiser
The Lehigh Singers will host a fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Aug. 24.
There will be a live auction and several silent auctions, along with provided entertainment. The cost is a $5 cover charge per person.
Donations for the group can also be mailed to Lehigh Singers, Attn: Joan Starr, 1020 Columbus Ave., Lehigh Acres, FL 33972. She can be reached at (239) 369-2052.
'Pickin' In The Park set
Musicians come together to perform during 'Pickin' In The Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the lodge by the lake at the rear of Veterans Park.
The public is welcome to join in playing or just enjoy the music. There is no charge.
For information, call (239) 369-1521.
Arthritis water exercise class offered at pool
Sponsored by the National Arthritis Foundation, a free exercise class will be held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Lehigh Community Park pool, at 1400 W. Fifth St.
Suitable for every fitness level, exercises focus on the activities of daily living, moving a joint through a range of motion and holding it to feel a gentle stretch in the muscle.
Guided by an Arthritis Foundation certified instructor, the 45-minute class is held in chest-deep water; no swimming ability is required. Lifeguards are always on-duty, and the pool has handrails and shallow steps leading in.
No registration is necessary.
For details, call (239) 369-8277 or visit: www.leeparks.org.