* 5th Annual Tropical Fruit Fair
The fifth annual Tropical Fruit Fair will be held Saturday, June 30, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.at First Baptist Church.
Free fruit, punches, ice cream and Carmen Miranda Contest.
Come see and taste all ripe Tropical Fruits that can be grown in Southwest Florida
A gift to the community from The Lee County Extension Office and Caloosa Rare Fruit Exchange.
Admission is $1 for those over 12 years
First Baptist Church Community Room, Second & Jackson St. River District Fort Myers.
* Restful Yoga
The North Fort Myers Community Center will YOGA classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 p.m .-7:15 p.m.
Yoga classes are $30 per month and space is limited. Terri Fields, yoga instructor, has been practicing yoga for 15 years. Yoga also improves circulation, increases energy, strengthens and tones the entire body. Yoga is great physical and mental exercise for all ages. Register by call 239-533-7440 or on-line at www.leeparks.org. For more information regarding the yoga classes please call 652-4512.
* American Merchant Marine Veterans
The American Merchant Marine Veterans holds a luncheon meeting the third Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. The luncheon is $13. For more information call 239-728-3169 or 239-543-4072.
n Arts & Craft registrations being accepted
Arts & Crafters can sign up now for the 14th Annual Heritage Arts & Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. All tables are still only $15, with electricity, if needed. Please contact Barbara Trubenbach at 239-731-3768 or email at email@example.com for further information. Please make sure all items are hand crafted.
* 'Pippin' at Florida Rep
Florida Rep Education will present "Pippin," a hip and satirical story full of intrigue, temptation and fun! Playing June 15 and 16, "Pippin" is a coming of age musical fable about a boy prince's struggle to find meaning and significance in his life. "Pippin" plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre for three performance only on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, June, 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at www.floridarep.org or through the box office at 239-332-4488.
* Special tour of Burroughs Home set
The Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers, has come alive under the management of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. A special living history tour of the Georgian Revival Mansion is being offered on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. Those taking the guided tour can walk among live oaks and lush gardens and relax in a rocking chair on the verandah while watching the Caloosahatchee River roll gently by.
Join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers' oldest homes. Built in 1901, the Burroughs Home was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones. Antique furnishings, historical artifacts, and delightful tales of growing up as the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife Adeline await visitors who want to take a step back in time.
Tour prices are $12 for adults and $5 for children, 6-12; children under 6 are free. Groups and seniors may take the tour for $10. Appointments can be made for groups of 8 or more. Reservations are suggested and may be made by contacting Christine@burroughshome.com.
The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among today's youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives. For more information, call 239-337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org.
* Big Backpack Event
Lee County public schools begin the 2012-2013 school year on Aug. 8 this year. In preparation for the 2012-2013 school year, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida's 13th annual backpack Event is set to begin.
The community-wide back-to-school festival and outreach program will be held Sunday, July 29, from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.
More than 13,000 people are expected at this year's event, and more than 2,000 students' ages 5-12 will receive free backpacks, school supplies and other giveaways. There is no fee for the event, and all families are welcome.
The main goal of the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is to support students in need while also celebrating the diversity in our community.
Free backpacks and school supplies will be provided to the first 2,000 children ages 5-12 who attend. Children must be present with their parent or guardian to receive the supplies.
The Big Backpack Event also will provide free services such as eye exams, haircuts and fingerprinting.
Festivities will include face painting, a bounce house and a full day of live multicultural entertainment on the main stage of the event center.
The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)3 organization that raises funds to support students in need with their back-to-school needs.
For more information, contact Event Organizer Connie Ramos-Williams at 239-690-9840
or email Connie@conricholdings.com.
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