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June 8, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral

Lake Kennedy Senior Center

Friday, June 12, spend a day aboard the StarLite Majesty Hawaiian Luau Luncheon Cruise in Clearwater. Leave the center at 8:30 a.m. (arrive by 8:15) The cost $72 per person for members and $82 per person for non-members.

In honor of World Elder Abuse Day, a Safeguard Our Seniors seminar will be held June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public.

T.G.I.F. Dace Fridays, June 19, July 31, Aug. 14 and 28, Sept. 4 and 18.

Line dancing with Tenny Popa Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. The cost is $3 per person for members and $7 per person for non-members.

Strictly beginners bridge with Mary Greico, Fridays from June 5 to July 31. The cost is $32 per person for members and $64 per person for non-members.

Registration is required for all trips and programs. Call the Lake Kennedy Center at 574-0575 for more information.

Special Populations Buddy Bowling

The city of Cape Coral's Special Populations program provides continuing education, employment training and recreation for persons with developmental disabilities. Special Populations will be having their Buddy Bowling on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at Friendship Lanes on Del Prado Boulevard. Nearly 80 participants are expected to attend. This event is for members of the Special Populations program and their family and friends.

For more information call 574-0574.

Flag Day celebration

Flag Day celebration will be held Sunday June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Metz Funeral Chapel, 1306 Lafayette St., Meet "Betsy Ross" and "Uncle Sam." Free flags for children. Adults can bring in torn or weathered American Flag and receive a free American Flag to replace it.

VFW Post 8463 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony at noon. For additional information call 542-2134.

Belly dance class

Belly dance class for teens and adult. Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of this dynamic dance with professional Belly Dancer and 2002 Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Danse Orientale award recipient Na'ila (Sherry Coffey). Belly Dancing is a great way to tone the whole body and improve posture, flexibility and coordination. Please wear comfortable workout clothes and bare feet. Learn more at

Mondays starting June 8: Beginning Belly Dance Mondays from 8 to 9 p.m., Advanced Belly Dance Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. The cost is $50 for four weeks.

Classes are held at Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy, 3333 Del Prado Blvd S. Call 542-3500 or visit:

Cape Harbour

to host Great American Picnic

Cape Harbour will be celebrating independence Day with a Great American Picnic on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the waterfront at Cape Harbour. Admission and parking are free.

Cape harbour is located at 5703 Cape harbour Drive.

For more information about this event, visit: or call 945-6116.

Fort Myers

Festival of Dance

Dance Bochette and Gulfcoast Dance present the annual Festival of Dance, Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m., at Bishop Verot High School's Anderson Theater.

This year's performance features the ballet "Polovetsian Dances," excerpts from "Swan Lake" and original modern and tap works by faculty choreographers. Performers range in age from 3 through adult.

Tickets are $12, available in advance or at the door.

For additional information, call 334-3274 or visit:

Gardening event

Get into gardening on June 19 and 20, at ECHO's Tropical Fruit Nursery, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. This event will feature workshops for both new and experienced gardeners. All workshops will be offered free of charge.

Take part in free tropical gardening workshops such as Organic Gardening, Fruit Tree Grafting, Summer Vegetable Gardening, Herbs, Container Gardening, Earthworm Castings-Natural fertilizer and Bamboo.

The regularly scheduled guided tour of ECHO's Global Demonstration Farm will still be available at 10 am.

For additional information contact: Danielle Flood 567-3312 or

Edison biographer

to speak

Michele Wehrwein Albion, author of The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, will be speaking about her book at the following venues:

In Fort Myers: June 18, 1:30 p.m. Fort Myers Beach Library; June 20, Barnes and Noble; June 23 at noon at Gulf Coast Live, 90 1 FM and June 23, 6 p.m. Southwest Florida Historical Museum.

All events are free and open to the public.

Protect employees and facility

Implementing a comprehensive safety and preparedness program is an enormous task. The American Red Cross is holding a free seminar on OSHA and preparedness information on Thursday, June 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Lee County Red Cross Chapter, 6310 Techster Blvd. Ste. 7, Fort Myers.

To register call 278-3401 and ask for health and safety.

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Explore three of the Travel Channel's top 10 places of mystery right here in Lee County. The Southwest Florida Museum of History continues hosting the popular Forbidden History Exhibit through June 20. This exhibit features 35 replicas of historical anomalies, mysteries and their stories.

Among them, the Crystal Skulls of South and Central America that served as the backdrop for the popular 2008 movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Also on the list are crop circles and the exhibit's showpiece, the Ark of the Covenant.

Discover for the mysteries behind more than 30 stories and legends, at the SWFL Museum of History!

Visit or call 321-7430 for more information.



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