* Bonsai Society to take tour of member homes
Bonsai enthusiasts and members of The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida will hold their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, July 21, at the Support Personnel Association of Lee County (SPALC) Building at 6281 Metro Plantation Road, Fort Myers, at 9 a.m.
After a short business meeting, the members will form car pools and tour four bonsai sites at members' homes. The final stop will be to view the collection at Wigert's Nursery in North Fort Myers.
The public is invited to attend the meeting. There is no charge for attending and parking is free.
Bonsai is a horticultural art of growing trees in pots. It had its origins in China and Japan. Information about bonsai and the association will be available at the meeting.
Additional information about the event may be obtained by calling Greg Lignelli at 560-3275.
* Concerned Citizens of Bayshore Community
The Concerned Citizens of Bayshore Community meets most months, on the third Monday of the month, at the New Hope Christian Church on Tarpon Way, across from Lawhon's Store. The meetings start at 6:30 PM. The primary focus of the group is to preserve the rural quality of life for Bayshore residents. For more information contact Steve Brodkin at SteveB239@aol.com, or 239-470-3475.
n Restful Yoga
The North Fort Myers Community Center will have 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.
* 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.
* 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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