Fun Family Events in July

Friday - 1
Drumming with Ndakhte Ndiaye (tween)
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Explore fiery drum rhythms and dance steps in this hands-on workshop with authentic hand-carved drums, instruments and accessories. Master drummer/choreographer Ndakhte Ndiaye will take you on an unforgettable journey. 239-479-4636

The Garage Band Concert
N. Fort Myers Academy For The Arts
1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers
6:30 p.m.
Young Rock Stars from Cape Coral Academy of Music will perform along with other young Rock musicians under the guidance of Joe Hill! Come and join the fun!

7th Annual Christmas in July
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41), North Fort Myers
July 1 through Sunday, 31
Santa visits July 9 - 10 & July 23 - 24 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
239-995-2141 

Game Night
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6 - 10 p.m.
Participants will enjoy playing the latest video games plus a fun night of activities including arts and crafts, dancing, and an air hockey table. Prizes are given out weekly. This program is for grades 2nd-8th. $8 per child including pizza. 239-242-3950

Camp Creativity: Life on Pluto
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero  
10 a.m., noon, 1:10 p.m.
Join us on a summer crafting journey. Two new crafts each day! You won't want to miss Face Paint Friday! Today make Cardboard Aliens and Sticky Puff UFO. Kids ages 3 & up, supplies included. Now $4. 239-949-4299

Saturday - 2
Pony Pals Club
Providence Equestrian Center 
13731 E Terry St, Bonita Springs
8:30 a.m. - noon
A weekly riding lesson, progressive “hands on” equine curriculum and activity program for all levels that makes developing horsemanship fun!  Come as often as you’d like. Info & Reservations: 239-948-7669

Home Depot Kids Workshop  
Ice Age Bowling Game
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m.  -  noon
Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can create a cool Ice Age: Collision Course bowling game. Once the game is built, your child can decorate it with stickers of characters in the new Ice Age movie. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Apron, commemorative pin & certificate of achievement. workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids

We Love America Festival
First Assembly of God of Fort Myers 
4701 Summerlin Road Fort Myers
6 - 9 p.m. 
Plan now to celebrate our great country on Saturday, July 2, from 6-9 PM at the "We Love America" event! David Barton will be speaking in the service that evening and in all the weekend services. There will be lots of fun for the whole family. Kids will love the bounce houses, obstacle course, water lagoon, carnival games, face painting, live entertainment and food! And if that's not enough we will end the night with a spectacular fireworks display! So bring your blankets and chairs and celebrate with us! For more information, please call the church office at 239-936-6277.
 
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Octicorn is the funny, sweet and disarming character who is a champion for anyone who has ever felt a little bit different. And isn't that everyone? Join us for Storytime featuring Hello, My Name Is Octicorn. Activities to follow.  239-437-0654 

Pure Florida presents Marine Science Kids Cruise 
The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 W. First St., Fort Myers
10 – 11:30 a.m.
The Marine Science Kids Cruise will be free for children when accompanied by paid adult admission. Children will cruise along the Caloosahatchee aboard the M/V Edison Explorer, collect water and perform water quality experiments to test the levels of nitrates, phosphates, ammonia, pH and salinity. Pure Florida’s Pure Education team will work alongside students as they record their results and explain the importance of each element in its relation to the health of the waterways and the marine wildlife that inhabit SW Florida estuaries and rely on healthy water. www.purefl.com

Marvel’s Captain America Hosts a Super Hero BBQ
Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
11:30 a.m.
Official Marvel Character Captain America is coming to the Naples Zoo to host a Super Hero BBQ on Sunday, July 3rd at 11:30 am. Guests can enjoy a special BBQ at the Naples Zoo and enjoy a meet and greet with Captain America. Ticket cost: Members: Adult: $25  Children: $20, Non-Members: Adult: $35  Children: $30, Under 3 Years Old: $10. (Tickets include BBQ lunch, meet and greet with Captain America and all day admission to the Naples Zoo)  239-262-5409

Independence Fireworks Show
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero         
Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.*
Celebrate Lakeside with live music, entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.! *Weather permitting. Children’s Entertainment including a Face Painter in MundoMax Playland at 6 p.m. 239-948-3766

GreenMarket
Lee County Alliance for the Arts 
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Every Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us on our 10-acre campus every Saturday to find an exclusive selection of locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes & live cooking by local chefs. 239-939-2787 

Kids Club® Craft Stick Flag 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
10 a.m. - noon 
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. 239-949-4299

Sunday - 3
Independence Weekend Fireworks
Hammond Stadium, 
14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6:05 p.m.
Show your patriotic spirit with red, white and BOOM! Leave the crowded public behind and enjoy an Independence Weekend fireworks show! Miracle vs Jupiter. 239-768-4210

Dog Day Afternoon
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers 
Every Sunday • Noon -3 p.m.
Bring your dog(s) to CNCP to walk the trails with you. The cost is $5 per human. Your dog(s) must be on a leash. They are not permitted to visit the museum, animals, or butterfly enclosure. Water will be provided. 239-275-3435 
 
EAA 66 Young Eagle Rally and Pancake Breakfast
Page Field Airport Ft. Myers
Captain Channing Page Dr, Fort Myers
8 - 10 a.m.
Kids 11-17 come explore aviation with us. We will be giving a mini aviation lesson followed by a flight in a general aviation aircraft. When the flight is over you will get a participation certificate, flight log book, and a code to go online and take ground school. It is the ground school you need to become a pilot. The YE rally is free. The all you can eat pancake breakfast is $6. Message Via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-Young-Eagles-) if you are interested in attending.

Monday - 4
Video Game Tourney for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
10 a.m. Monday, July 4
5 p.m. Friday, July 8
Stop by the teen room and try for the high score on a different game each day. Prizes will be awarded the following week.  239-479-4636

Fourth of July on the Beach-Parade & Fireworks
Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier & Times Square
Festivities kick off with a 10 a.m. parade up Estero Boulevard. Then, 15 minutes after sunset, one of the region’s most spectacular fireworks shows shoots off from the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier. That’s the main event, but restaurants, lounges, and others step up the festivities with music and activity in the Times Square area and the length of the beach.  239-454-7500

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Periwinkle Way & Sanibel Causeway, Sanibel Island
Independence Day Parade “Sweet Island of Liberty” Parade Route begins at Tarpon Bay Road on Periwinkle Way to Casa Ybel Road, 9:30 a.m. Fireworks Display (Rain or Shine)  9 p.m. 
Fireworks will be launched from the north end terminus of Bailey Road. Best viewing of the fireworks display is from the Sanibel Causeway Islands and the bayside of Sanibel. 239-472-3700

Red White & BOOM
2051 Cape Coral Pkwy E, Cape Coral
5 - 10 p.m.
The Cape Coral Bridge, as well as Cape Coral Parkway from Del Prado Boulevard to the bridge, will be closing at 3 p.m. on July 4. This year’s “Red, White & Boom” will have something for the whole family including "Kids Patriot Park" with a zip line, games, face painting, climbing walls and obstacle courses, national entertainment on the City stage, as well as over 60 vendors offering food, drinks, novelty items, jewelry, arts and crafts and drawings for free giveaways throughout the night. Michael Ray and Love and Theft will be performing. For more information, visit: www.capeboom.com

Camp Creativity: Castles and Courts 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero  
July 4, 6 & 8 • 10 a.m., noon, 1:10 p.m.
Join us on a summer crafting journey. Two new crafts each day! You won't want to miss Face Paint Friday! Today make a Court Jester's Hat and Want as well as an Accordion Dragon. Kids ages 3 & up, supplies included. Now $4. 239-949-4299

Fort Myers Freedom Fest July 4th Celebration
Historic River District, downtown Fort Myers
6 p.m.
FREE to attend, Fort Myers Freedom Fest will include live entertainment by the Brittany Russell Band, a kid’s zone including bounce house, family friendly vendors, a veteran’s event & viewing area (no reserved seating) and the annual fireworks extravaganza over the river.  Freedom Fest will be located along Hendry Street between Bay Street and Edwards Drive.  Parking garages and lots will be open. Beginning at 6 p.m. and ending with the annual fireworks over the river at approximately 9:30 p.m. www.fortmyersriverdistrictalliance.com

Bonita Springs' 58th Annual Fourth of July Parade
Bonita Drive, off Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
9 a.m. 239-949-6227
 
Star Spangled Bonita - America the Beautiful
Riverside Park, Bonita Springs 
4 p.m.
The festivities include a kids’ amusement area, an old-fashioned bed race, eating contests and live entertainment by Deb and the Dynamics and the Ben Allen Band. At dusk, a spectacular fireworks display and laser light show will light up the night. Admission is free.  239-949-6262

Marvel’s Captain America Visits Naples Zoo
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Official Marvel Character Captain America is coming to the Naples Zoo for meet and greet opportunities with guests from 10 am to 4 pm. Come and get your picture taken with Captain America! 239-262-5409

Tuesday - 5
Library Olympics
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
Get in the mood for the Summer Olympic Games! Compete at a variety of events and make some celebratory crafts. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express • Despicable Me 2 & Home
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 5 - 6 • 10 a.m
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com

Walk-in Gaming in the Teen Zone
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
July 5 - 9
Available during normal library operating hours. Grab a game or bring one. Play life size chess. Opponents can be someone you know or a new friend. 239-479-4636

Jungle Hunter (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
July 5 - 9
Available during normal library operating hours. Help us solve a mystery at the library with photo evidence. Come prepared to follow clues and hunt around the entire library. Prizes for completion. 239-479-4636

Juggling Workshop (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Juggler Gerard Tricarico will display his juggling abilities and teach you how to do these amazing tricks, too. Please register. 239-479-4636

Movie: The 5th Wave (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
View this fast-paced movie based on Rick Yancey’s book. For ages 13-18. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Wii and Board Games (tween)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
3 p.m
A variety of Nintendo Wii games and board games are available in this drop in program. First come, first served. There will also be a craft-creating photo frames using Scrabble tiles! For grades 5-12. Maximum 30 attendees. 239-479-4636

Wednesday - 6
Free Kids Crafts  
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. to noon in MundoMax Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities every Wednesday. 239-948-3766

Library Olympics
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Get ready for the Summer Olympics in Rio with games, challenges, trivia and more. For ages 6 and up. Tickets available beginning June 29. 239-479-4636

Kids’ Summer Fun Wednesday - Decorate a Beach Ball
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts
9370 Ben C. Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
1-3 p.m.
Free make and take every Wednesday in July. Come when you can, no need to register.  239-676-3053

Babysitting Course
Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(11-16 yrs) The Child and Babysitting Safety program is an American Safety and Health Institute program that has been designed to assist young people with providing proper childcare via classroom training and hands-on procedures. Participants must bring lunch. Pre-registration required. $40 Res / $60 Non-Res. 239-574-0804

Thursday - 7
Build a Drone with Soaring Sky (teen)
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
Soaring Sky of Fort Myers returns to teach you how to build a drone. The group will work together to construct a single drone kit provided by the library. 239-479-4636
 
Wizard Of Oz
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
July 7 through Aug. 13
Follow the yellow brick road as America’s most beloved movie, The Wizard of Oz, comes to life on stage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto too! Songs from the delightful score you know and love include Somewhere Over the Rainbow,  Follow The Yellow Brick Road and We’re Off To See The Wizard. 239-278-4422 

Father-Daughter Date Night
Hammond Stadium,  
14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
Fathers, bring your little girl to a ballgame! Miracle  vs Bradenton. 239-768-4210

Manga Mania (teen)
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
For teens who have completed 6-12 grade. Come explore crafts, activities and all things manga and anime! 239-479-4636

Patriotic Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Celebrate America with stories, games and crafts. 239-479-4636

African Tales and Games
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva
3 p.m.
Join Ms. Naomi for stories from African countries. Play Pilolo, a game from Ghana. 239-479-4636

Friday - 8
Dog Daze of Summer
Hammond Stadium,  
14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
Bring your pooch to the park on the Dog Daze of Summer! Dogs get in for free and there are dog vendors on the concourse with treats, puppy promotional items and much more! Miracle vs Dunedin. 239-768-4210

Saturday - 9
What?? Nooooooooo! (teen)
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva
3 p.m. Saturday, July 9
Kaye Byrnes brings stories of terror, heartbreak, and hilarity, told in the performance art of storytelling. Be prepared to leave reality behind while exploring people, places, and circumstances considered unimaginable. We’re not talking Little Red Riding Hood, we’re talking stories that will sit in your head for a long time! 239-479-4636

7th Annual Christmas in July - Santa visits
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41), North Fort Myers
July 9 & 10  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
239-995-2141

Pony Pals Club
Providence Equestrian Center 
13731 E Terry St, Bonita Springs
8:30 a.m. - noon
A weekly riding lesson, progressive “hands on” equine curriculum and activity program for all levels that makes developing horsemanship fun!  Come as often as you’d like. Info & Reservations: 239-948-7669

Daisy-Head Mayzie Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.  
When a daisy suddenly sprouts from the top of Mayzie McGrew's head, she is faced with her classmates' taunts and her parents' dismay, and a publicity agent's greed. How Mayzie learns that love is more important than fame and fortune makes an endearing morality tale for our time. Join us for the Storytime that is vintage Seuss! Activities to follow.  239-437-0654

Scrabble Club
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
9 a.m. 
Put your word-building skills to the test with Scrabble enthusiasts of all levels. Bring your own Scrabble board or use one of ours. All ages are welcome to attend. Registration is required. 
239-479-4636

Dr. Who Day
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Drop in and check out our Dr. Who Day activities. Bring a camera and have some fun! Crafts and activities are free and the program is located in the teen/kid programming room. 239-479-4636

National Teddy Bear Day 
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Teddy bears, which are famously named after President Theodore Roosevelt, can be brought out to CNCP’s museum, planetarium, and trails in honor of the holiday. CNCP also wants to recognize Roosevelt for establishing the National Park Service system, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year! There will be three planetarium shows and one live reptile program. Admission to the center is $10 for adults and $5 for children between ages 3-12. For more information call 239-275-3435 or visit calusanature.org.

Video Game Night
Hammond Stadium,  
14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6:05 p.m.
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start! If you know the code, then Video Game Night is set up for you! Miracle vs Dunedin. 239-768-4210

Science Saturday
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MundoMax Playland
Join Mr. Glen and his Science and Engineering team for interactive science projects. 239-948-3766

Kids Club® Castles and Courts Banner
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
10 a.m. - noon 
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. 239-949-4299

Yo Play Teens
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Release excess energy and learn empowerment through asana poses, challenging postures, games, music and talk it out time. Yoga presented by Emily Gibson from YoPlay Yoga Fort Myers. For teens and tweens. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Monday - 11
Movie: Goosebumps for Tweens
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 p.m. 
Jack Black stars in this film adaptation of the YA book. Subject to change without notice. Seating is limited. First come, first served.  239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: Pet City 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
July 11, 13 & 15 • 10 a.m., noon, 1:10 p.m.
Join us on a summer crafting journey. Two new crafts each day! You won't want to miss Face Paint Friday! Today make a Puzzle Piece Pet and a Felt Fish Bowl. Kids ages 3 & up, supplies included. Now $4. 239-949-4299

Big Splash
Hammond Stadium,  
14400 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
9 a.m.
Hammond Stadium is converted into a wet and wild waterpark! Gates open at 9 a.m. with slides, water balloons, fire hoses and more! Game at 11:45 a.m. Miracle vs Dunedin. 239-768-4210

Meet & Greet with the Naples Zoo
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Encounter a live animal from the Naples Zoo and hands-on activities and a craft that shows how adaptations help animals survive in the wild. Presented by Director of Education, Stacy Graison. Registration required. 239-479-4636
 
The Race of the Tortoise & the Hare: Fables for a Fit Life
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
6 p.m. 
Using strength of character, fl exibility in a conflict and endurance through tough times, fables show us how to live a healthy life. Storyteller Katie Adams will exercise your imagination with her energetic performance of “The Race of the Tortoise & the Hare” and more. 239-479-4636

Fables for a Fit Life by Katie Adams
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
2 p.m. 
Strength of character. Flexibility in a conflict. Endurance. Fables show us how to live a healthy life. Storyteller Katie Adams will exercise your imagination with her energetic performance of “The Race of the Tortoise and Hare,” and more. Children registered for this program must be at least 6 or have completed kindergarten. Please be on time. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Fairy/Gorilla Gardens (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Tweens, there is the twinkle of magic in a fairy/gorilla garden. Small, with paths, maybe a pond and a place to dream. 239-479-4636

Tuesday - 12
Juggling Workshop (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
6 p.m.
Juggler Gerard Tricarico will display his juggling abilities and teach you how to do these amazing tricks, too.  239-479-4636

Infant & Mommy Time with YoPlay Yoga
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
12:15 p.m. 
Baby trees, giggle and cuddle bends, flying baby and bubble boats are all some of the things you and your baby will enjoy during this special yoga experience with YoPlay Yoga. Bring a yoga mat or towel. 239-479-4636
 
Cow Appreciation Day
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake, 13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
Tuesday, July 12 • All Day
Dress like our Chick-fil-A Cow and win free food. 239-498-8700 

Robot Extravaganza! (tween)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
3 p.m. 
Test out several kinds of robots! We will have Spheros and Ozobots as well as iPads that feature the Lightbot app. For grades 5-12. Maximum 25 attendees. 239-479-4636

The Race of the Tortoise & the Hare: 
Fables for a Fit Life
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Fables show us how to live a healthy life. Storyteller Katie Adams will exercise your imagination with her energetic performance of “The Race of the Tortoise & the Hare” and more. You may 
register online or get tickets at the library. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express • Minions & 
The Peanuts Movie
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 12 - 13 • 10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com

Out of My Hands Juggling Show
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
Lights! Magic! Juggling! This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling skills. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Intro to Drones with Soaring Sky (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Soar to heights and learn about the possibilities of drone 
technology! Soaring Sky of Fort Myers, our local FAA approved and insured leader in Commercial Drone Services, will talk about how they are pushing the limits and all of the ways they are using drones to make a difference in our community. An exciting demo flight will follow. Teens welcome. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Intro to Drones with Soaring Sky (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Soar to heights and learn about the possibilities of drone technology! Soaring Sky of Fort Myers, our local FAA Approved and Insured leader in Commercial Drone Services, will talk about how they are pushing the limits and all of the ways they are using drones to make a difference in our community. An exciting demo flight will follow. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Ready, Set, Collage! (tween)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Laurie Morris will teach how to assemble colorful bits of paper into original works of art, with a surprise or two along the way. All materials are provided. 239-479-4636

Wednesday - 13
The Race of the Tortoise & the Hare: 
Fables for a Fit Life
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
3 p.m. 
Strength of character. Flexibility in a conflict. Endurance through tough times. Fables show us how to live a healthy life. Storyteller Katie Adams will exercise your imagination with her energetic performance of “The Race of the Tortoise & the Hare” and more. Registration required. 239-479-4636
 
Paradise Parrot Show 
Cape Coral Yacht Club, 
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
Wednesday, July 13 • 7 p.m.
A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls. A tie-in kids craft activity will precede the film. Admission is free to the film. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis. 239-472-1100
 
Kids’ Summer Fun Wednesday - Paper Bag Puppets
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts
9370 Ben C. Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
1-3 p.m.
Free make and take every Wednesday in July. Come when you can, no need to register.  239-676-3053

Free Kids Crafts  
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. to noon in MundoMax Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities every Wednesday. 239-948-3766

Ready, Set, Collage! (teen)
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4 p.m. 
Laurie Morris will teach how to assemble colorful bits of paper into original works of art, with a surprise or two along the way. All materials are provided. 239-479-4636

Meet & Greet with the Naples Zoo
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Encounter a live animal from the Naples Zoo and enjoy hand-on activities and a craft that show how adaptations help
animals survive in the wild. Presented by the Director of Education, Stacey Graison. For ages 6 and up. Tickets available beginning July 6. 239-479-4636

Mariposa Martinez & More Tales from Latin America
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Storyteller and puppeteer Katie Adams performs mesmerizing Hispanic stories with a dash of Spanish words and a splash of colorful puppets. Stories include “When Color Came to the World,” an Aztec myth about the origin of the rainbow, “The Cuckoo Bird,” a Mayan tale from Mexico, “Mariposa Martinez,” a favorite tale from Cuba about a butterfly, and “Medio Pollito,” a folktale from Spain that has traveled all over Latin America. 239-479-4636

Garden Bros Circus
Charlotte Harbor Event Center
75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda
4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. www.gardenbroscircus.com

Reading at the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 
Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center Classroom. 239-472-1100 ext. 236

Teen Poetry Slam
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Teens, come with your created poetry or make one up on the spot! Please be ready to share as we enjoy flavored coffee, hot chocolate and snacks!  239-479-4636

Thursday - 14
Ready, Set, Collage! (teen)
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
Laurie Morris will teach how to assemble colorful bits of paper into original works of art. All materials are provided. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Out of My Hands Juggling Show  
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m. 
Lights! Magic! Juggling! This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling skills. For grades K-5. Tickets available June 30. 239-479-4636

Mariposa Martinez & More Tales from Latin America
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10:30 a.m. 
Storyteller and puppeteer Katie Adams performs mesmerizing Hispanic stories with a dash of Spanish words and a splash of colorful puppets. Stories include “When Color Came to the World,” an Aztec myth about the origin of the rainbow, “The Cuckoo Bird,” a Mayan tale from Mexico, “Mariposa Martinez,” a favorite tale from Cuba about a butterfly, and “Medio Pollito,” a folktale from Spain that has traveled all over Latin America. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Mariposa Martinez & More Tales from Latin America
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Storyteller and puppeteer Katie Adams performs mesmerizing Hispanic stories with a dash of Spanish words and a splash of colorful puppets. Stories include “The Cuckoo Bird,” a Mayan tale from Mexico, “Mariposa Martinez,” a favorite tale from Cuba about a butterfly, and “Medio Pollito,” a folktale from Spain that has traveled all over Latin America. 239-479-4636

Life-Sized Clue (tween)
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
For teens who have completed 6-12 grade. Come play the classic whodunit game with a teen book twist as we turn the whole room into a game board! Registration begins July 7. 239-479-4636

Anime Club (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Teens ages 13-18 are invited to watch anime, draw and discuss manga, and enjoy refreshments at this brand new club. 239-479-4636

Prehistoric Pottery, Pyrotechnology & More!
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Rachel Kangas with the Florida Public Archaeology Network uses pyrotechnology to explain what Florida’s first people did to cook before we had pottery. She’ll use water balloons and more to teach you native history, technology and the scientific method. Registration begins July 7. 239-479-4636

Friday - 15
Juggling Workshop (teen)
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Juggler Gerard Tricarico will display his juggling abilities and teach you how to do these amazing tricks, too. 239-479-4636

Game Night
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6 - 10 p.m.
Participants will enjoy playing the latest video games plus a fun night of activities including arts and crafts, dancing, and an air hockey table. Prizes are given out weekly. This program is for grades 2nd-8th. $8 per child including pizza. 239-242-3950

Family Beach Walk
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island 
Every Friday at 9 a.m.
The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside Park to explore the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. 239-472-1100 ext. 236

Saturday - 16
Ready, Set, Collage! (teens)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Laurie Morris will teach how to assemble colorful bits of paper into original works of art, with a surprise or two along the way. All materials are provided. For teens and tweens. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Pony Pals Club
Providence Equestrian Center 
13731 E Terry St, Bonita Springs
8:30 a.m. - noon
A weekly riding lesson, progressive “hands on” equine curriculum and activity program for all levels that makes developing horsemanship fun!  Come as often as you’d like. Info & Reservations: 239-948-7669

Kids Club® Perler - Secret Life of Pets 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
10 a.m. - noon 
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. 239-949-4299

MangoMania
German-American Social Club
2101 Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
July 16 through Sunday, 17
MangoMania a festive, informal and incredibly fun family, two day event, with over 100 vendors and contest for all ages. Adult and kids Pie Eating contest, Largest Mango, Mango Hat Decorating, Mr. Mango Head Decorating, Mango Throw, Professional & Amateur Food Contest. Free Mango tasting table. Two full days of live entertainment, kids corner with rides and games and meet our beautiful Mango Queen, Summer Dooley. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  239-283-0888  www.mangomania.net

Are We There Yet? Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride! After reading this inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again. Join us for this fun-filled Storytime with activities to follow.  239-437-0654 

Pure Florida - Bark on the Ark
The Marina at Edison Ford,
2360 W. First St., Fort Myers
8 to 11 a.m. 
Guests will have the opportunity to bring their dogs aboard the M/V Edison Explorer for a sightseeing river cruise to Picnic Island, an island located between Sanibel and Pine Island that exhibits the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. 239-919-2965

Sunday - 17
National Ice Cream Day and Thomas Jefferson
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Most famously known for the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was originally thought to have invented ice cream.  CNCP is serving ice cream in the museum as well as educating guests Jefferson’s contribution and historical significance as part of our nation’s heritage. There will be three planetarium shows and one live reptile program. Admission to the center is $10 for adults and $5 for children between ages 3-12. For more information call 239-275-3435 or visit calusanature.org.

Monday - 18
Life-Sized Angry Birds for Tweens
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Play a life-size version of Angry Birds using extra large boxes, water balloons and balls decorated as game pieces. 239-479-4636

Jiggleman
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. Children registered for this program must be at least 6 or have completed kindergarten. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: Woodland Forest 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
July 18, 20 & 22 • 10 a.m., noon, 1:10 p.m.
Join us on a summer crafting journey. Two new crafts each day! You won't want to miss Face Paint Friday! Today make an Woodland Forest Scene and Foam Creature Masks. Kids ages 3 & up, supplies included. Now $4. 239-949-4299

Jiggleman
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Something’s Fishy Mobiles (tween)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Using just a single palm frond weave a simple fish. Make several fish, string them together and create a mobile. 239-479-4636

Tuesday - 19
Magic Workshop (tween)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
3 p.m. 
Professional magician James Chartier will teach you how to make things disappear, read someone’s mind, perform magic 
with rubber bands, perform the cut and restored newspaper trick and much more. For grades 5-12. Maximum 30 attendees. 239-479-4636

Jiggleman
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
3 p.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. 239-479-4636

Ready, Set, Collage! (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
6 p.m. 
Laurie Morris will teach how to assemble colorful bits of paper into original works of art, with a surprise or two along the way. All materials are provided. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express • Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip & Curious George
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 19 - 20 • 10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com

Acting for Life (tween)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Shawn Holiday uses improv games and theatre basics like poise, dictation, channeling emotion and spontaneous reactions to teach how to interact better with other people and communicate in groups. Middle and high school ages welcome. No registration required.  239-479-4636

Jiggleman
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. You may register online or get tickets at the library. 239-479-4636

Jiggleman
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Death by Chocolate (tween)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
Need we say more? Bring your taste buds and competitive natures. 239-479-4636

Acting for Life
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Shawn Holiday uses improv games and theatre basics like poise, dictation, channeling emotion and spontaneous reactions to teach you how to interact better with people and communicate in groups. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Wednesday - 20
Meet & Greet with the Naples Zoo
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
3 p.m. 
Encounter a live animal from the Naples Zoo and hands-on activities and a craft that shows how adaptations help animals survive in the wild. Presented by Director of Education, Stacy Graison. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Kids’ Summer Fun Wednesday - Decorate a Cookie
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts
9370 Ben C. Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
1-3 p.m.
Free make and take every Wednesday in July. Come when you can, no need to register.  239-676-3053

How Does Your Garden Grow? Family Storytime
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:30 p.m. 
Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. A craft will follow. All children attending must be registered. Your registration holds your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Teens Intro to Drones with Soaring Sky
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Soar to heights and learn about the possibilities of drone technology! Soaring Sky of Fort Myers, our local FAA Approved and Insured leader in Commercial Drone Services, will talk about how they are pushing the limits and all of the ways they are using drones to make a difference in our community. An exciting demo flight will follow! 239-479-4636

Storytelling with Windell Campbell
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m
Windell Campbell takes the audience along on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. For ages 6 and up. Tickets available beginning July 13. 239-479-4636

Caloosa Clown Alley
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Bring your childhood memories into the present and be delighted by the Caloosa Clown Alley group. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Crafts  
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. to noon in MundoMax Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities every Wednesday. 239-948-3766

Reading at the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 
Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center Classroom. 239-472-1100 ext. 236

Out of My Hands Juggling Show
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling skills. You may register online or get tickets at the library. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Pizza and Book Trailers (teen)
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4 p.m. 
For teens who have completed 6-12 grade. Discover the latest books while enjoying pizza!  239-479-4636

Moms Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. to noon in MundoMax Playland                                                                      
Moms enjoy a coupon for a free drink and treat from le macaron french pastries in MundoMax Playland. 239-948-3766


Thursday - 21
What?? Nooooooooo! (teen)
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
Kaye Byrnes brings stories of terror, heartbreak, and hilarity, told in the performance art of storytelling. Be prepared to leave reality behind! 239-479-4636

On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m. 
This hilarious reading adventure features magic, balloons, audience participation, tons of comedy and the incredible magical word converter. Get ready for a whirlwind of laughs as we go on adventures here, there and everywhere!  For grades K-5. Tickets available July 14. 239-479-4636

Prehistoric Pottery, Pyrotechnology & More!
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
Rachel Kangas with the Florida Public Archaeology Network uses pyrotechnology to explain what Florida’s first people did to cook before we had pottery. She’ll use balloons and water balloons teach you more native
history, technology, and the scientific method. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Jiggleman
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show of fun full of commotion and whimsy. 239-479-4636

Game Controller Challenge  (tween)
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
For teens who have completed 6-12 grade. Play games using unusual game controllers including bananas and play-doh! All materials supplied. Registration begins July 14. 239-479-4636

Jiggleman
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. Registration begins July 14. 239-479-4636

Junior Ranger Adventure: Wading Tour 
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m. 
Join a park ranger to explore the marine animals that make the estuary unique as you explore the sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, egg casings, and sea stars of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, snails and crabs.  Be prepared to get wet as you wade into the estuary with dip nets to collect exciting critters. Program is appropriate for kids aged 6 and up. Pre-registration is required, spaces are limited. To register, please call the Ranger Station at 239-463-4588.
 
Friday - 22
Video Gaming Tourney (tween)
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m
239-479-4636

Family Beach Walk
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island 
Every Friday at 9 a.m.
The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside Park to explore the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. 239-472-1100 ext. 236

Saturday - 23
Magic Workshop with James Chartier (teen)
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Professional magician James Chartier will teach you how to make things disappear, read someone’s mind, perform the cut and restored newspaper trick and much more 239-479-4636

7th Annual Christmas in July - Santa visits
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41), North Fort Myers
July 23 & 24 • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
239-995-2141 

Kids Club® Woodland Forest
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
10 a.m. - noon 
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. 239-949-4299
 
Pony Pals Club
Providence Equestrian Center 
13731 E Terry St, Bonita Springs
8:30 a.m. - noon
A weekly riding lesson, progressive “hands on” equine curriculum and activity program for all levels that makes developing horsemanship fun!  Come as often as you’d like. Info & Reservations: 239-948-7669

Pizza and Book Trailers (teens)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Discover the latest books while enjoying pizza! For teens and tweens. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Summer Bash Skate Contest
Eagle Skate Park, Cape Coral 
6 - 8 p.m.
Eagle Skate Park is hosting a summer bash skate contest on July 23 from 6-8 p.m.  Come out and show off your gnarly tricks for a chance to win prizes.  $10 per person and includes park admission. 239-242-3950

Too Many Moose! Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.  
When Martha gets an unusual pet, she's delighted by all of the fun things they do together. If one moose is this marvelous, then more must be better! Join us as we read about this madcap moose adventure with activities to follow.  239-437-0654
 

Sunday - 24
Parents Day at Calusa Nature Center
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Offering free admission for the day to foster families celebrate the importance of family beyond blood. Families must bring in evidence of being an active foster family to receive the waived admission fee. There will be three planetarium shows and one live reptile program. Admission to the center for non-foster families is $10 for adults and $5 for children between ages 3-12. 239-275-3435 

Monday - 25
Body Systems: Getting to Know You! by Glen Beitmen
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m
Get to know you through fun science experiments and demonstrations!  Children who are registered must be at least 6 or have completed kindergarten. Registration only guarantees your spot until the start of the program.Registration required. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: All About Me 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero
Monday Jul 25, 27 & 29 10 a.m., noon, 1:10 p.m.
Join us on a summer crafting journey. Two new crafts each day! You won't want to miss Face Paint Friday! Today make a Foam Bead Bracelet and a Crazy Hat. Kids ages 3 & up, supplies included. Now $4. 239-949-4299

Bike Contest
Eagle Skate Park, Cape Coral
6 - 8 pm
$10 per person and includes park admission. Prizes given out to the winners! 239-242-3950

On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
This hilarious reading adventure features magic, balloons, audience participation, tons of comedy and the incredible magical word converter. Get ready for a whirlwind of laughs as we go on adventures here, there and everywhere! Presented by Showtime for Kids. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Tuesday - 26
What?? Nooooooooo! (tween)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Kaye Byrnes brings stories of terror, heartbreak, and hilarity, told in the performance art of storytelling. Be prepared to leave reality behind while exploring people, places, and circumstances considered unimaginable. We’re not talking Little Red Riding Hood, we’re talking stories that will sit in your head for a long time! 239-479-4636

Where In The World Are You?
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Imagine you are an adventurer. Explore the world, solve clues and learn souvenirs along the way. All adventurers who successfully complete their journey will receive a geography-related prize. This event will be limited to grades 3-6 only at the request of presenter. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Magic Workshop (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
6 p.m. 
Professional magician James Chartier will teach you how to make things disappear, read someone’s mind, perform magic with rubber bands, perform the cut and restored newspaper trick and much more. 239-479-4636

On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
This hilarious reading adventure features magic, balloons, audience participation, tons of comedy and the incredible magical word converter. Get ready for a whirlwind of laughs as we go on adventures here, there everywhere! Presented by Showtime for Kids. Registration required. 239-479-4636

End of Summer Teen Party
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Celebrate the end of summer in this fun and interactive event. Fun, Food and Friends! Please register!  239-479-4636

Game Challenges! (tween)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
3 p.m. 
Try your hand at different feats, including a chocolate relay, catapulting marshmallows, a ring toss, paper football and more! You can compete in groups or complete the challenges on
your own. For grades 5-12. 239-479-4636

End of Summer Party (tween)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
3 p.m
You’ve been reading all summer! Join us for refreshments, games, book talking, conversation and a free book. 239-479-4636

Throw-back Olympics (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
How good are you at sweat suit sumo, balloon walking, plastic ball unraveling or swim flipper racing? Join forces and try these extreme challenges. 239-479-4636
 
Summer Movie Express • The Book of Life &
Hotel Transylvania 2
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 26 - 27 • 10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com

Wednesday - 27
End of Summer Party
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
3 p.m. 
Celebrate the end of summer in this fun and interactive event. Registration required. 239-479-4636

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
This hilarious reading adventure features magic, balloons, audience participation, tons of comedy and the incredible magical word converter. Get ready for a whirlwind of laughs as we go on adventures here, there and everywhere! Presented by Showtime for Kids. You may register online or get tickets at the library.  Registration required. 239-479-4636
 
Reading at the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 
Sanibel Island
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 
Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center Classroom. 239-472-1100 

End of Summer Party (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Join us as we play games and celebrate with a party for you! We will have some giveaways, music and fun. Please sign up at the library in the teen room ahead of time. 239-479-4636

Acting for Life (teen)
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4 p.m. 
Shawn Holiday uses improv games and theatre basics like poise, dictation, channeling emotion and spontaneous reactions to teach you how to interact better with other people and communicate in groups. 239-479-4636

Kids’ Summer Fun Wednesday - Owl Sun Catcher
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts
9370 Ben C. Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
1-3 p.m.
Free make and take every Wednesday in July. Come when you can, no need to register.  239-676-3053

Jiggleman
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Witness the one and only Jiggleman and his unique brand of comedy in this wild show full of commotion and whimsy. For ages 6 and up. Tickets available at the library beginning July 20. 239-479-4636

Magic Workshop
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Professional magician James Chartier will teach you how to make things disappear, read someone’s mind, perform magic with rubber bands, perform the cut and restored newspaper trick and much more. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Crafts  
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. to noon in MundoMax Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities every Wednesday. 239-948-3766

Thursday - 28
End of Summer Party
Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
You’ve earned it! Tweens and Teens are invited to a party to celebrate all they’ve read. Fun, food and friends! Registration required. 239-479-4636

Mariposa Martinez & More Tales from Latin America
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m. 
Storyteller and puppeteer Katie Adams performs mesmerizing Hispanic stories with a dash of Spanish words and a splash of colorful puppets. Stories include “When Color Came to the World,” an Aztec myth about the origin of the rainbow, “The Cuckoo Bird,” a Mayan tale from Mexico, “Mariposa Martinez,” a favorite tale from Cuba about a butterfly, and “Medio Pollito,” a folktale from Spain that has traveled all over Latin America. For grades K-5. Tickets available July 21. 
 
239-479-4636
John Storms & His World of Reptiles
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
John Storms is the reptile man and the world of slithering, cold-blooded and scaly creatures is his stage. Registration required. 239-479-4636

World Records Challenge
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m
Join us for wacky games and activities based on Guinness World Book of Records. Registration begins July 21. 239-479-4636

Hunger Games Tribute Training (teen)
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. Thursday, July 28
For teens who have completed 6-12 grade. Do you have what it takes to be a tribute? Find out with fun games and activities inspired by the Hunger Games!  Registration begins July 21. 239-479-4636

Sail Across the Pond
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Ln, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Ms. Naomi presents stories and games from England. Enjoy the audience participation puppet story “Tales of Peter Rabbit.” 239-479-4636

Friday - 29
Magic Workshop (tween)
Dunbar-Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Professional magician James Chartier will teach you how to make things disappear, read someone’s mind, perform magic with rubber bands, perform the cut and restored newspaper trick and much more. 239-479-4636

PBR Pro Touring Division
Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
July 29 through Saturday, 30
239-948-7825

Family Beach Walk
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island 
Every Friday at 9 a.m.
The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside Park to explore the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. 239-472-1100 

Saturday - 30
End of Summer Reading Party
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Refreshments will be served. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Finish the Summer Games with Friends (tweens)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
End of Summer Rally with activities and fun! For teens and tweens. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Kids Day
Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. to noon in MundoMax Playland
Kids from toddlers to twelve are invited to participate in fun activities. Kids will receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza and a coupon for a free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, while supplies last. 239-948-3766

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party
Barnes and Noble - Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
8 p.m.
Join us for a special Countdown to Midnight Party leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, , which goes on sale 7/31 at midnight. The party will feature a special Muggle Wall where customers can share their favorite memories of Harry Potter as well as amazing giveaways and fun activities! 239-437-0654 

Pony Pals Club
Providence Equestrian Center 
13731 E Terry St, Bonita Springs
8:30 a.m. - noon
A weekly riding lesson, progressive “hands on” equine curriculum and activity program for all levels that makes developing horsemanship fun!  Info & Reservations: 239-948-7669

Kids Club® Monster Bookmark Corners 
Michaels, 8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
10 a.m. - noon 
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included. 239-949-4299

Henry Ford’s 153rd birthday Celebration
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Birthday cake will be served on the museum west porch at 10 a.m. Special behind-the-scenes tours of “The Mangoes,” Ford’s winter estate home will be offered at 11 a.m., noon. and 1 p.m. Birthday celebration with cake on the museum west porch is free. Tours of Ford's home is included in general admission for $20 239-334-7419 
 
Horse Interaction Day: Meet Stitch - our mini foal!
Saddlewood Horse Club  
16111 Saddlewood Lane, Cape Coral
Saturday, July 30 •10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Giddy-up and come out to a fun-filled day this month for our Horse Interaction Day. Children 2 - 15 will be able to pet, groom, and feed horses, enjoy pony/horse riding in the COVERED riding arena, hop in the bounce house, munch lunch, and have a blast with our Live Horse Painting. $20/child, lunch and all activities included.  Please pre-register by phone or e-mail to reserve your spot - limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card (recommended) or cash at gate. 239-738-9300 or Fun@CapeHorses.com  www.CapeHorses.com  
 
Sunday - 31 
17th Annual Big Backpack Event
Harborside Event Center
1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The first 2,000 or more children age 5-12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies or while supplies last. Children must be present with a parent or guardian to receive free supplies. Families will enjoy other event festivities such as face painting, inflatable slide and bounce house, clowns and live entertainment. www.multiculturalcentre.org
 
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