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Of Special Note (7/12/17)
July 12, 2017

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Lee County Animal Services notes promo

At the Lee County Domestic Animal Services, adult dogs and cats may be adopted for $20, puppies and small-breed dogs may be adopted for $40 and kittens may be adopted for $30 during July.

Cats and kittens are also two for the price of one.

All adoptions include over $500 worth of veterinary and other services such as: spay/neuter, vaccinations, county license, pet health guarantee, microchip ID, feline leukemia and AIDS test for cats, heartworm test for dogs, flea treatment and de-worming.

Adoptions are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday at the shelter, at 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Photos and information about lost pets can be found at: www.leelostpets.com.

Adoption applications may be completed online. Anyone interested in fostering pets may also obtain an application online.

Free financial seminars open to the public

Alliance Financial Group will present the following one-hour presentations at 14021 Metropolis Ave., Fort Myers:

- July 13 at 2 and 6 p.m.: Strategies to help reduce taxes in an IRA and defer up to 25 percent of an IRA's required minimum distribution and the best techniques to maximize Social Security

- July 27 at 2 and 6 p.m.: Financial planning in the shadow of dementia, with an overview of the legal aspects caregivers need to be aware of when helping to manage one's assets and legal documents

Free and open to public.

Reservations required by contacting Graham Lucht at 239-244-1512 or graham_lucht@afgfl.com.

GCWA to meet

The Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet on July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Zion Lutheran Church, at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.

Guest speaker John Mills will discuss his novel, "The Hooker, the Dancer and the Nun" and will talk about how social media can come back to haunt you.

First-time guests are free.

For information, visit online at: gulfwriters.org/ or call 770-906-7885.

LCSO to host safety seminars

The Lee County Sheriff's Office will host a series of educational seminars at the United Healthcare Medicare Store, at 6900 Daniels Parkway, Unit 23-C, Fort Myers.

The dates and topics are:

- July 25: ID Theft - How vulnerable are you?

- Aug. 1: SS Benefits Hacking - Are your benefits safe?

- Aug. 29: Home Improvement Fraud - What you need to know

- Sept. 5: Residential Security - Are you a target for a burglar?

- Sept. 26: Cell Dogs - Meet the dogs and learn how they are trained

Each session will begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

Seating is limited; reservations required at 239-561-9142.

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.

Lifeguards-on-duty. Lap swimmers welcome.

For hours and rates, call 239-369-8277 or visit the website at:?www.leeparks.org.

Concert band seeks members

The Lehigh Concert Band is always accepting new musicians who play at a senior high school, college level or above.

The band also offers a scholarship program to encourage young players to join.

For information, visit: www.lehighconcertband.org or www.facebook.com/lehighconcertband.

Band accepting new 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 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.

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

- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern, at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers

- Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, at 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers

- Saturdays from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornog Plaza, at 2400-2438 First St., Fort Myers

- Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park, at 7300 Gladiolus Drive, 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.

Call 239-368-2488 for details.

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