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Meetings, Week of Jan. 6

January 5, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

* Garden Club of Cape Coral

On Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., The Garden Club of Cape Coral will host a presentation by Dr. Mongi Zekri, University of Florida, IFAS Multi-County Citrus Agent. The topic is "Selecting Citrus Varieties and How to Care for your Trees."

On Feb. 20, The Garden Club of Cape Coral has scheduled a bus tour to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida. The trip is open to the public. Departure is at 7 a.m. from Coralwood Mall, Cape Coral, Florida and the bus will leave the Garden at 3 p.m. The cost: $53 - includes the bus and entrance to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Please make your check payable to Garden Club of Cape Coral and send to The Garden Club of Cape Coral, PO Box 152022, Cape Coral, Florida 33915. Deadline for Reservations: Jan. 30, and the cost is nonrefundable. Lunch may be purchased at the Garden Cafe which shares a wall with the new butterfly house or you may bring your own lunch. Narrated tram rides are available throughout the day to tour the garden.

Plans are well underway for another successful Annual March in the Park event on Saturday, March 12, and interested vendors are asked to contact Ginny Huffer at 239-257-2654.

For more information about the club and programs contact Susan Lawson 239-282-2328 or refer to our website:

The Garden Club of Cape Coral monthly meetings will be held at the Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral, Florida 33990. There is on-site parking. The Garden Club of Cape Coral meets the second Wednesday of the month (excluding June, July and August). For additional information, contact Sylvia Swartz at 239-339-3778.

* Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting Jan. 12

Harry Phillips, environmental biologist with the City of Cape Coral Division of Environmental Conservation, will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 12, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife meeting, 7 p.m., Rotary Park Environmental Center. 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. He will speak on invasive and exotic plants including melaleuca removal from Oasis Woods and invasives at Yellow Fever Creek Preserve. Questions about Nile Monitor Lizards and Sirenia Vista Park are also invited.

The public is invited to attend this free event. Information about the Friends of Wildlife is available at

* Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman to address Northwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association

Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman will address the Northwest Cape Coral Neighborhood Association at its Thursday, Jan. 21, meeting.

"Key issues likely to be discussed include the Northwest spreader ecosystem and restoration of tidal flows, the Northwest spreader barrier/boat-lift status, additional Northwest spreader dredging toward Matlacha, Burnt Store Road widening and future extension north to the county line, potential Kismet extension, and a possible future exit off of I-75 that leads straight to Cape Coral," according to an association release.

Following Hamman's presentation and questions, the Development Review Subcommittee will report on its findings regarding modular home construction.

The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Christa McAuliffe Elementary Charter School, 2817 S.W. 3rd Lane. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for sign-in, neighborhood networking, and membership renewals. To be eligible for membership, members must reside or own property within Cape Coral city limits and be located north of Pine Island Road and west of El Dorado Blvd. For more information about NWNA, visit or email



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