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September 6, 2017

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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 information, call 239-533-7387 (LEE-PETS), visit: www.LeeLostPets.com or on Facebook or Instagram @leeanimalservices.

Kiwanis Club names 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. 6: Debra Camella, executive director of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

- Sept. 13: Cindy Haung, from Florida Skin Care

- Sept. 20: Carol Conway, executive director for Child Care of Southwest Florida

- Sept. 27: Dr. Ross Hauser, of Caring Medicalc

- Oct. 4: Diane Zigrossi and Special Olympics Champion Matthew Seller

Breakfast buffet at 7 a.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Garden Club of Lehigh Acres to hold meeting

The Garden Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Fountain Crest Retirement Community, at 1230 Taylor Lane.

The guest speaker is George Duncan, a current participant in the Master Gardener Program organized by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences Extension.

The business meeting will follow, including the installation of officers. There will be refreshments, along with a 50/50 drawing and plant auction.

New members and guests are welcome; annual dues are $15 for singles and $25 for couples.

For information, call Terry Pinck at 239-368-5615.

General Woman's Club announces speaker

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will meet on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. in Sweatlock Hall at the Faith Lutheran Church, at 705 E. Leeland Heights Blvd.

The guest speaker will be a representative of ECHO, an organization that addresses world hunger, farming, training people to care for themselves and sustainability.

For details or to attend, contact Nancy Bragg at 239-634-2572 or generalwomensclub@yahoo.com.

For information, visit at: facebook.com/generalwomensclub.

Gulf Coast Writers Association to meet

The Gulf Coast Writers Association will meet on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Zion Lutheran Church, at 7401 Winkler Road, Fort Myers.

Guest speaker Patricia Sheehy, a three-time award winner of the Writer's Digest contest, will share techniques for crafting contest-worthy essays and articles.

First-time guests are free.

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

Gardening class set

Master Gardener Karen Harty will teach an Organic Controls for Home Gardeners class on Sept. 16 from 9 to 10 a.m.,

Cost is $10 for adults or free if accompanied by a child.

For details, call 610-530-8883.

LCSO to host seminar

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:

- Sept. 26: Cell Dogs - Meet dogs and learn about training

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

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

Local 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 the website 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, with 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 details, visit: 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.

Lifeguards-on-duty.

Lap swimmers welcome.

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

Band taking 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

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.

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