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Education notes

September 28, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Students of the month at ALC West

The following students have been recognized as the students of the month for ALC West.

n Derrick Truttling, 11th grade. Came from Mariner High School. Hobbies include basketball, football and making music. Future aspirations: Wants to go to college and become an entrepreneur.

n Jordan Wilhelm, 8th grade. Came from Trafalgar Middle School. Hobbies include: Parkour (sport), computers and

reading. Future aspirations: Wants to be a novelist

Live animal show

A live animal show will be held Friday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m., at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The cost is $5 per person, with children under 2 is free.

The show will feature some unique animal such as a small alligator, large albino Burmese python, emperor scorpion, a dancing umbrella cockatoo and much more. There will also be free arts and crafts and giveaways.

Hot dogs, popcorn and treats are available for purchase. A family four pack of tickets to the Naples Zoo will be given away.

For information, call 239- 574-0808

Library ebooks

now available for

kindle at the LCLS

The Lee County Library System has announced that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world's bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more.

To get started, visit the Download Depot at the Lee County Library System's ebranch at

The LCLS Download Depot also offers eBooks and audio books for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

Kindle users can browse the LCLS's collection of approximately 50,000 bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select "Get for Kindle" to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon's Whisper-sync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.

Telephone reference is available at 239-479-INFO (4636).

Family celebration

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida is celebrating National Red Ribbon Week with a free Family Celebration Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lehigh Regional Medical Center, 1500 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres.

This event is free and open to the public. Twenty-five community organizations and groups will provide prevention information for parents and fun activities for kids.

Haley Hinds, from WINK-TV will sign autographs and will be available for photos.

For more information, contact Deborah Comella, executive director for the Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida, at or 239-931-9317


the Canterbury School Advantage

The Canterbury School invites the public to explore the Canter-bury Advantage on either of two dates: Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 a.m., or Monday, Oct. 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Canterbury students score above national levels on college placement tests (ACT and SAT), 100 percent of graduates are accepted to colleges and last year, the 47 students in the Class of 2011 were offered more than $8.5 million in scholarships and grants.

Parents and their children are invited to tour the school including the 42,000 square-foot Upper School. Experience first-hand Canterbury's commitment to academics, athletics and the arts. Talk to faculty and administrators about the school, admission requirements and financial aid.

Come see for yourself the difference challenging academic programs and unique extracurricular opportunities can make. Exper-ience The Canterbury Advantage.

For additional information, call 415-8945 or register online at:


Karate-Do classes

Traditional Karate-Do classes begin at the North Fort Myers Community Park in October. North Park located behind the North Fort Myers Library at 2021 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers.

Classes begin Oct. 3 and meet every Monday and Thursday evening from 5:15-6 for children ages 5-12 years old. Eight classes held monthly for only $49 each month.

Instructor Walter Garcia will teach confidence and self control, help improve coordination and balance and help enhance self discipline. Classes are held in the portable unit next to the shuffleboard courts and playground.

For more information call 239-440-4867 (se habla espanol) or visit

Boo Bash Family

Fun Event Oct. 16

The Imaginarium will host its annual Boo Bash Family Fun Event on Saturday, Oct. 16, all day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with special activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities include make-and-take projects, spooky magic shows, hands-on fun shows, face painting, live animal encounters, a costume contest and more!

Admission is free for children with each paid adult. Wrist bands will be available for purchase for supplemental activities.

For more information, call (239) 321-7420 or visit us online at:

'Every Child Is

a Star Talent Show'

Southwest Florida Addiction Services is looking for some talented elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the "Every Child Is a Star Talent Show" in November. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 7.

This year's talent show will be Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., at First Christian Church, 2061 McGregor Blvd. There are no entry fees and cash prizes of $100 will be awarded to first place winners in elementary, middle, and high school categories.

To be eligible to participate in the talent show, participants must: be between the ages of 6 and 19; limit performances to no more than three minutes with no bands allowed; have no more than three people per act; have permission from a parent or guardian to participate.

Registration for auditions must be received by Friday, Oct. 7, at SWFAS, 3763 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Forms and releases can be found at Please print the form and return by the deadline.

For more information about the talent show, contact del Valle at 239-244-4221, or visit

Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy

Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy opened its doors six years ago with just six students and this year will welcome more than 40 special-needs middle and high schoolers.

The school is currently accepting students for the 2011-12 school year.

For more information call 239-995-2100, extension 211 Cell 239-634-0381



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