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September 21, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral

Cape Coral Yacht Club

Swim 'N Sing at the Yacht Club Pool, (all ages) Saturday. Sept. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. with music by DJ Tommy Tunes. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older or $3 for ages 12 and under.

Treasures of the tide pools: Thursday, Oct. 8 for ages 16 and older from 6 to 9 p.m. Resident fee is $10 non-resident pay $12.

Fishing equipment and rigging: Captain George Howell discusses the different types of rods, reels, lines, hooks and weights you can use fishing the waters of South Florida. The event to be held Thursday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Resident fee is $20, non-residents pay $30.

The Cape Coral Yacht Club is located at 5819 Driftwood Parkway. For more information and to register call 574-0806.

Cookie Cutter Yacht Boat Cruises

Island Dolphin sunset cruise for all ages is Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $30 plus tax for ages 10 years and up and $20 plus tax for children 2 to 9. Holiday lights cruises are $34 plus tax for all ages.

Lake Kennedy Senior Center

Lake Kennedy Senior Center at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd., presents the following events:

Join the Lake Kennedy Kruiser's aboard the Palm Beach Princess on Friday, Oct. 2 at 6:45 a.m. The cost is $69 for members and $70 for non-members (must be 18 years of age or older. Photo I.D. required)

A Sunday afternoon with "The Boys" (Dan Schortman, Gary Pheed, Freddy Franklin and Stan Preston on Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5 per person. Call 574-0475 for reservations.

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

Lake Kennedy Senior Center is located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd. For directions call 574-0575.

Rotary Park

Rotary Park Environmental Center at 5505 Rose Garden Road presents:

Gardening for butterflies (12 years and older) Friday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for Cape Residents and $15 for non-Cape residents. Registration is required.

Lab Fest

Labrador Fest will be held at Four Freedoms Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. This event is to raise funds and awareness for: Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida and Wagging Tails Dog Park. Admission is $5 per person and advance registration is available at the Cape Dog Bakery. For more information or to be a vendor call Cape Dog Bakery at 542-9663 or Rotary Park at 549-4606.

For more information or to register call 549-4606.

Fort Myers

New Exhibit Opens at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

A new exhibit at the Edison & Ford Winter Exhibit in Fort Myers, "Music, Dance and Movies with Edison and Ford," introduces some surprising interests and inventions that show how music, movies and dance wove deeply through their lives and their inventions. The exhibit includes dozens of examples of Edison's phonographs and movie equipment, Ford's interest in dance and his published dance and music books, and even an antique piano for live performances of the music and dance of their era. The exhibit opened on Sept. 20 and throughout the next year the historic site will present performances of dance, music, film festivals and other programs that show the varied music, movie and dance interest of both inventors.

The Estates is open daily from 9 to 5:30 p.m. The Estates was awarded the National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2008 and is an official project of "Save America's Treasures" at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 334-7419 or visit:

Palm seminar

The Southwest Florida Palm Seminar is Oct. 10, at the Lee County Extension at 3406 Palm Beach Blvd. in Ft. Myers. The cost $8 per person in advance or $10 at the door.

Southwest Palm Seminar agenda:

8:30 to 9 a.m. Registration

9 to 9:30 Palm Characteristics: beginners guide with Donna Cressman, aster Gardener,Lee County

9:30 to 10 Best Palm for Southwest Florida

9:30 to 10; Mike Allen, Soaring Eagle Nursery Pine island

10 to 10:30 The Ins and Outs of establishing a palm garden. Gen and David Prall, Cape Coral

11 to 11:10 Break

11:10 to noon Top Ten Palm Problems Stephen Brown, IFAS, Extension Horticulture, Agent,Lee County

.For more information contact Stephen Brown 533-7513.

Uncommon Friends Foundation

Three honorary life memberships and a volunteer of the year award will be presented during a special event for the Uncommon Friends Foundation on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Burroughs Home at 2505 First Street in Ft. Myers.

Those being honored with lifetime memberships are Ft. Myers Mayor Jim Humphrey; Ken Sneeden, Owner/President, Ken Sneeden & Assoc. LLC; and the family of John Halgrim III. Helen McLaughlin will be presented with the volunteer of the year award.

Honorary life memberships for the Uncommon Friends Foundation are presented to individuals who have demonstrated the character traits of the uncommon friends: commitment to helping friends, unending personal growth, a spirit of adventure, and a sense of purpose.

The volunteer of the year award is presented to an individual who has given of his/her time and talent to the organization.

The public is invited to attend the event. The cost is $25, which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. The presentations will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Reservations are requested and may be made by calling the foundation at 337-9505.



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