Hearing Loss Association Of America, Lee County Chapter
How is your hearing? Are you one of the approximately 15,000 residents in Lee County that is hard of hearing? Do you feel that others mumble? Do you read lips? Our mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through education, information, advocacy, and support. We meet the first Friday of each month from 10:30 to noon at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, 1860 Boy Scout Drive, Unit B208, Fort Myers. We have a CART provider. What this means is that what is said is projected on a screen for all to read. We encourage all who are hard of hearing, live with someone who is hard of hearing, know someone who is hard of hearing, or just interested in the "life" of the hard of hearing to attend our meetings. Our next meeting is November 1. There is no charge. All are welcome.
Calling all musicians
The Lehigh Concert Band is looking for musicians interested in joining the ensemble. Spots are open for any concert band musician who can play at a high school or college level or above. The season runs from November to April. The band rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 Leeland Blvd. Performances are held as the full concert band or in small groups at least once a month at festivals, churches and retirement homes in Lehigh Acres and Southwest Florida. Upcoming performances will be held at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the St. Raphael Fall Festival and at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church. The concerts are free, but donations are appreciated; donations help to fund the band's operation. Those interested in joining are invited to stop by a rehearsal or performance. For information, visit online at: www.lehighconcertband.org.
Country music star to perform free concert
Country singer Josh Turner will take the stage at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Seminole Casino Immokalee to help close out the third annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival weekend.
A Hannah, S.C. native, Turner has earned numerous CMA, ACM and Grammy nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, which garnered number one hits such as "Your Man," Would You Go With Me" and "Why Don't We Just Dance."
Previous Pigs in Paradise concert performers include Charlie Daniels and Joe Nichols.
The Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival kicks off Nov. 22 and culminates with the concert. During the event, six nationally renowned ribbers will cook up their best ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket with hopes of winning the coveted national championship crown.
Attendees will enjoy live music, a classic car show, pig races, a motorcycle rally, an art show and more over the three-day festival, which will take place rain or shine.
'Dogtober,' 'Caturday' adoption deals offered
October has officially been deemed "Dogtober" at Lee County Domestic Animal Services.
LCDAS has reduced the adoption fee for all animals to just $25 - cats are included.
In addition, all Saturdays in October will be replaced by "Caturdays" and all feline adopters will receive a kitty goody bag.
Cats and kittens also may be adopted two for the price of one.
All adoptions include spay or neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchip ID, and many other veterinary services valued at more than $500.
For information, call (239) 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or visit: www.LeeLostPets.com.
Call for artists
The Arts of the Inland invites artists to apply for its juried Perceptions Art Show to be held Nov. 10 in the Crown Room at the Majestic Golf Club.
The submission deadline is Oct. 29. Prospectus and application are available online at: www.artsoftheinland.com.
Entry fees for Arts of the Inland and Art Council of Southwest Florida members is $10 per art work, or $20 per art work for non-members.
For information, contact LaVon Koenig at email@example.com or (239) 303-5849.
Senior center to throw Halloween party
The Lehigh Acres Senior Center will host Witches' Brew, Stew & Chew starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 31.
There will be games and prizes, including Cake Walk and Fortune Teller, along with a chili cook-off and homemade pie contest. Those not bringing chili or pie are asked to bring dessert to share.
A lunch buffet will be served.
There will also be a costume parade, with prizes to the funniest, prettiest, strangest or most unusual.
Live music will be provided by The Chadburns.
Tickets are $4 and are available for purchase at the senior center.
Fundraiser to aid 4-H
The Annual Lee County 4-H fundraiser will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Araba Shriners Hall, at 2010 Hanson St., Fort Myers.
The event will feature casino games, auctions, food, spirits and dancing.
All proceeds benefit the 4-H youth of Lee County.
Advance tickets are a $25 donation, which includes meal, drink ticket and 5,000 chips. Tickets at the door are a $35 donation.
Must be 18 or older to attend and 21 to drink.
Purchase advanced tickets at: www.leecounty4h.com/events.html or at Hayloft Western Wear or Mary Lou's Feed, Tack & Western Wear.
For information, call Cathy Suggs at (239) 850-4175.
Companion planting class for gardeners
Lee County Master Gardener Karen Harty will speak at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at the East County Regional Library, at 881 Gunnery Road N.
The presentation is free.
Harty will talk about companion planting. Help your garden grow by learning what plants poison other plants, fertilize other plants, battle insects, fight disease and attract beneficial insects.
Register at the Lee County Library Web site or call the reference desk at (239) 533-4636.
Libertarian Party of Lee County to meet
The Libertarian Party of Lee County will meet Nov. 6 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Judge Landis/Useppa Room at the Shoeless Joe's restaurant at Bell Tower in South Fort Myers.
Dinner is served from 7 to 7:45 p.m. and is self-pay.
Aaron O'Brien, an attorney and Libertarian, will speak on contemporary legal issues affecting Americans' liberties at 7:45 p.m.
The club welcomes liberty-minded individuals of all party affiliations. For information, visit: www.facebook.com/leelibertarians or call (239) 245-9267.
Rotary announces Rock, Blues and Blues Festival
The Rotary Club of Lehigh will host the Second Annual Rock, Blues and Brews Festival from 3 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Mirror Lakes Golf Club, at 670 Milwaukee Blvd.
The event features beers, food and a horseshoe tournament. Performers include Live N Learn, Hidden Agenda, and Rex Bongo and the Sophisticated Hippies.
Admission is $5 per person. The event is a cash only event.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, but no coolers or outside food or drink.
Registration for the horseshoe tournament is $50 per two-person team. Each team will receive a $10 food/beverage credit and will be competing for cash prizes.
Spaces are limited and advance registration can be made by calling (239) 565-4562.
All of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Lehigh, which uses the funds to support local schools and community activities.
For information, visit: www.lehighacresrotary.org.
Free monthly art demo
Instructor June De Vincent will give a free demonstration of a different art medium on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. at the Veterans Park Recreation Center, at 55 Homestead Road S.
For ages 14 and older.
The schedule is as follows:
- Nov. 20: Pastels
- Jan. 15: Rice paper
- Feb. 19: Optical illusion art
For information, call (239) 369-1521 or visit: www.leeparks.org.