Fun Family Events in August

Monday - 1
Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
The final session in the series. No language experience is required. Presented by Ian Verhine.  239-479-4636
 
Chess Anyone? (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Rise to the challenge. Sets provided, but players are welcome to bring their own. Play indoors in the teen room or play with our outdoor set.  239-479-4636

Drop-In Teen Fandom Activities
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Aug. 1 – 31
Available during normal library operating hours: Monday – Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Drop in all month long for fun activities about great fandoms.  239-479-4636

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration!
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Celebrate all the books you’ve read so far with fun activities, crafts and games. For all levels including graduates and first timers. For ages 0 to 5. Registration begins July 11. 239-479-4636


Tuesday - 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Games
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” fans, it's time to get wimpy. Play games, earn Mom Bucks, win prizes and practice drawing characters. All materials supplied by the library. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics 
Back-To-School Event
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
3 p.m
Play games; challenge your mind; hunt for answers; and scramble for clues. Earn Back-to-School supplies. For ages 5-10. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Back to School Movie Night
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
5:30 p.m. 
Celebrate the beginning of another school year by watching a hilarious movie. A young girl is sent to a school with a mean, bullying principal where she learns that she has special powers that can help herself, friends and her teacher. Popcorn and drink included. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 & Shaun The Sheep
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
August 2 - 3 • 10 a.m.
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com
 
Marine Science Field Trip 
Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral 
9:30 - 11: a.m.
(5-14 yrs) Children become Marine Biologists as they discover the Calusa Blueway in a whole new way. Pure Florida departs from Cape Coral’s Four Freedoms Park and takes children out to the Caloosahatchee River to test river water quality to learn how our waterways stay healthy. When the experimentation is done, children and their families can enjoy a beautiful sightseeing cruise. Please arrive 30 minutes earlier. $15 Res / $23 Non-Res Pre-registration required. For more information, call Four Freedoms Park at 239-574-0804

Writers' Workshop (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
6 p.m. 
Join local writers as they meet each month to practice, share, and discuss various literary art forms. Meetings may vary to include classes, speakers and readings. All are welcome. Registration is required. 
239-479-4636


Wednesday - 3
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

Kids’ Summer Fun Wednesday - Pipe Cleaner Characters
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts
9370 Ben C. Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
1-3 p.m.
Free make and take Aug. 3 & 10. Come when you can, no need to register.  239-676-3053

Inventors Wanted: LittleBits
South County Regional Library
t21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
1 p.m. 
Dust off your thinking caps and combine these electronic circuits to build an invention. littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small. For ages 8 and up. 239-479-4636

Reading at the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island
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


Thursday - 4
Game Day (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Enjoy the challenge of playing board games old and new. Teens and tweens welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Teddy Bear Clinic
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
11 a.m. 
For children in grades K-3. Our friends from MedExpress will teach children about health care treatments and healthy habits just in time for the new school year. Children will observe and learn about hand-washing, X-rays, splinters and much more. Registration is required. Teddy bears will be provided to all children who are registered. 239-479-4636

Maker Day
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Drop in and create fun crafts and activities using art supplies and technology. All materials provided.  239-479-4636


Friday - 5
Flamingo Fridays! Butterflies! 
Bonita Wonder Gardens, 
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Children's Summer Education Program showcasing a "featured creature" appearance, stories, crafts and a flamingo-shaped activity guide. Regular admission fees apply. Please visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com for more information.  239-992-2591 

Teen Talent Night
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Location: N. Cornog Plaza
The summer teen talent event is back. If you have a special talent, be sure to sign up for the event. Meet local artists, writers and musicians. Young Adult author Jamie Ayres will serve as one of the talent show judges. For ages 12-18. Registration is required.  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 - 6
Laser Zone
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
7 - 10 p.m.
Come out to the Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center and enjoy our new "Laser Zone" featuring a tag arena with bunker and multiple fortress walls.  There will be a live D.J., light show, and pizza. Only $10.  Ages 9-13.  Every Saturday in August.  239-242-3950 
 
Happy National Clown Week!
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Boys and girls can help members of Caloosa Clown Alley #97 celebrate National Clown Week. Fun and laughter promised. All ages welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Back to School Family Event
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tax Free Weekend! Kids fishing from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Visits from Smokey & McGruff the Crime Dog, birthday cake & free food samples form Islamorada (while they last), raffles, get sprayed by the water truck, fish feeding, sign up for Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts. Donate new school supplies to the Lee County School District and receive special backpack (while supplies last). 239-461-7800 

Kids Club® Medals designed by Sprout 
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
 
Back to School at the Point
Coconut Point
23106 Fashion Dr, Estero
5 - 8 p.m. 
Summer is almost over! So why not get ready for the new school year at our Back to School at the Point event. The event will feature a rock climbing wall, inflatable slide, fashion show and more! In addition we will also be screening the Disney hit Zootopia on Fashion Drive in front of Dillard’s about 15 minutes after sunset. The first 100 students will receive a Back to School survival pack! Don't miss this free, family-friendly event! 239-992-9966  

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

Storytime: Dinosaurs Love Underpants & Aliens Love Dinopants 
Barnes and Noble - Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Join us for a wacky celebration of underpants from a bestselling author/illustrator team featuring Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Aliens Love Dinopants. Coloring and activities to follow. 239-437-0654 

Get Pop-Cultured: Marvel
Barnes and Noble - Marketplace SC
7 p.m. 
Come and explore the Marvel Universe with a special offer and exclusive samplers, including the first storyline for Mosaic. Also enjoy trivia, coloring, cosplay and more. 239-437-0654 

Improv Cafe
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium 
10150 Bonita Beach Rd. Bonita Springs
4 – 6 p.m.
Make Saturday afternoon the best time of the week when you bring your family out to "Little Shop of Improv", the first Saturday of every month at 4:00pm. Local youth improv groups perform short and long form improv that includes suggestions provided by you, the audience! Be as involved in the show as you'd like; whether you're just setting a scene with your suggestions, or whether you're on stage as a player! Snacks and beverages available. Adults: $10 & Youth: $6. 239-495-8989 

Super Fun Saturday
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. 
Come play with us at the library. Activities change monthly and vary from dancing, storytelling, art projects and more! Fun for the whole family. 239-479-4636

Back-To-School Fashion Show
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                   
Starting at 11 a.m., near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store
Fashion show featuring the latest back-to-school styles and brands available for children, college students, and teachers, at Miromar Outlets! 239-948-3766

GreenMarket
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Every Saturday from 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 and live cooking by local chefs. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and small growers who bring seasonal, very limited crops to market. Do you have fruit from a few backyard trees, a good tomato crop from the kitchen garden, or some berries gathered in an outing? If so, we’d like to help you bring it to the community. Barter is encouraged, trade your small crop for market items you may need! 239-939-2787

Sunday - 7
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 - 8
An Afternoon at the Movies
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Part of the Disney Animated series, this is the story of a city like no other. Rated PG. 239-479-4636

Game Night for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m
Play Super Mario, NHL, Sonic, FIFA, Madden and many others. 239-479-4636


Tuesday - 9
Summer Movie Express • The Croods & Dr. Suess' The Lorax
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
August 9 - 10 • 10 a.m.
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com
 
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, baby triangles and rock the babies 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. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance and check in at the youth services desk to guarantee your spot. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Back-to-School Drop-In Craft
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 – 3:45 p.m. 
Stop by the Youth Services Department to make a special confetti bookmark that celebrates the start of school. 239-479-4636


Wednesday - 10
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

Kids’ Summer Fun Wednesday - Summer Fun Bash
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts
9370 Ben C. Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
1 - 3 p.m.
Face Painting, crafts & popcorn. Come when you can, no need to register.  239-676-3053

Teen Beading Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Make beaded items for yourself or to give as gifts to friends and loved ones. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636
 

Thursday - 11
Night of 1,000 Prizes
Hammond Stadium
14100 Ben C. Pratt  - Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
The name says it all... The Miracle will literally give away a thousand or more prizes courtesy of Panini America. Miracle vs Charlotte. 239-768-4210

Preschool Teddy Bear Clinic
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
11 a.m. 
For children ages 3 – 5. Our friends from MedExpress will teach children about health care treatments and healthy habits just in time for the new school year. Children will observe and learn about hand-washing, X-rays, splinters and much more. Teddy bears will be provided to all children who are registered. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Movie Screening
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m
Kick back and watch a Disney animated movie of a city like no other. For ages 2 to 5. Registration begins July 21. 239-479-4636
 

Friday - 12
Dog Daze of Summer
Hammond Stadium
14100 Ben C. Pratt  - Six Mile Cypress Parkway, 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 more! Miracle vs Charlotte. 239-768-4210


Saturday - 13
Everglades Wonder Gardens Olympics!
Bonita Wonder Gardens, 
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
11 a.m. to noon
In honor of this year's summer games, join us as we host our very own Olympics featuring our star athletes the Sulcata Tortoises and water turtles! Regular admission fees apply. Please visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com for more information. 239-992-2591 

Tiki Fest
Fisherman’s Village, 
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda 
Noon - 4 p.m. 
Live music, Waikiki hula dancers, juggler, games and more. 941-575-3007

Kids Club® Summer Memories Book (1/4)
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

Family Storytime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
2 p.m
The whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Family Movie
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
A polar bear’s greatest gripe is simple. There is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, he does what all normal polar bears would do; he heads to New York City to stop it. 239-479-4636

Lego Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Join us for a short story and Lego-based games and activities. Children can also build and share a Lego creation. Lego pieces provided. 239-479-4636

FREE Family Fun Day
Christ Community Church, 
4050 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
School may be back, but it's still summer! Join us as we celebrate the first week of school with a FREE family fun day, free lunch, inflatable water slides and water activities, and plenty of inside games and crafts! Visit www.christcommunity.com for more info. 

Beer, Baseball and Boom
Hammond Stadium
14100 Ben C. Pratt  - Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Beer - A two-hour craft beer tasting event that begins at 5 p.m. Baseball - A game that begins at 7:05 p.m. Boom - The best fireworks display in all of Southwest Florida! Miracle vs Charlotte. 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

Lowe’s Kid Clinic - Black Widow
Lowe’s Home Improvement Store
Most local locations
10 a.m.
Marvel’s Avengers are back at a Lowe’s near you this weekend! Bring your child to Lowe’s to build their very own Black Widow! And don’t forget to watch Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution Sunday mornings on Disney XD! Build and Grow Clinics will teach your kids how to safely complete a variety of projects. www.lowesbuildandgrow.com

Milk Goes to School Storytime
Barnes and Noble - Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
The first days of school are tough and making new friends is even tougher. Join Milk on her journey at Storytime featuring the back-to-school, must-have picture book of the year Milk Goes to School. Activities to follow.  239-437-0654 


Sunday - 14
Free Teen Class: Colorful Photo Board 
Michaels, 
8018 Mediterranean Dr. Coconut Point, Estero 
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Students will learn an introduction to mixed media to make a personalized photo board using canvas, paint and yarn. Supplies not included. 239-949-4299



Monday - 15
Young Photographers Contest
Bonita Wonder Gardens, 
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Last day to take your pictures to enter into our Young Photographers Contest, ages 17 and under. All photography must taken at the Everglades Wonder Gardens between June 15th and August 15. All photos must be entered by 4 p.m. August 19th.  Please visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com for participation guidelines and to download the waiver. 239-992-2591 

Wii and Board Games (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
A variety of Nintendo Wii games and board games will be available at this drop-in program. First come, first served. 239-479-4636
 

Tuesday - 16
Discover Your World: Bollywood Dancing and Henna at your Library (teen)
South County Regional Library
t21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Join us for a celebration of South Asian cultures with traditional clothing, crafts, music and dancing. 239-479-4636

East County Anime Club (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4:30 p.m. 
For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. 239-479-4636
 

Wednesday - 17
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

Family Storytime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 17, 24, 31
9:30 a.m. Fridays, Aug. 19, 26
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. 239-479-4636
  
Teen Anime Drawing Fan Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Anime drawing fans share what they have created, discover content and connect with other fans. Colored pencils, pens and paper supplies are provided. 239-479-4636


Thursday - 18
DIY Teen Crafts
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Decorate your own locker caddy. There will be puff paint, glitter glue, cutouts and bling. 239-479-4636

Preschool Lego Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Calling all preschoolers and caregivers: Get ready to read, build and play at the library. This program will combine storytelling, music, and building with Lego Duplo bricks for a fun new experience. For ages 2 to 5. Registration begins July 28.  239-479-4636

Junior Ranger Adventures Program: Sea Turtles!
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a park ranger to learn about the marine species that make the estuary and barrier island environments unique, and explore sea grass flats. Seahorses, shrimp, young fish, and egg casings of all sorts inhabit the grasses, which attract larger fish, mollusks and crustaceans, and manatees, dolphins and rays. You will get wet as you venture into the estuary. After the program, participants can begin their journey to become a Florida State Park Junior Ranger through fun self-led activities. This program is appropriate for children ages 6 and up.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  239-463-4588

Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 18, 25
During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636
 
Friday - 18 
CFABS Youth Players Present: The Sound of Music
Center for Performing Arts - Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Friday & Saturday; August 19 & 20 at 7 p.m.
Matinee on Saturday & Sunday; August 20 & 21 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20 Premium Reserved Seating / $13 General Admission When Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain, Captain Von Trapp. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. Call 239-495-8989 for more information 


Saturday - 20
Kids Club® Ice Cream Pencil Topper
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
 
Just for Fun Dog Show at Rotary Park
Rotary Park Environmental Center 
5505 Rose Garden Road Cape Coral
10 a.m.
All Dogs Are Welcomed!! Spend a day with your family at the Just For Fun Dog Show! Check out dog related vendors and enter your dog in as many categories as you like to win a prize. Classes include: Best Costume, Bad Hair Day Dog, Longest Ears, Cutest Dog, Dog/owner Look-a-like, Best Kisser, Waggiest Tail, Fastest Sit, Favorite Rescue, Saddest Eyes. All contestants will be automatically entered in: Best in Show & People’s Choice. To be a vendor call Rotary Park. (All Ages) $6 per category, $20 for 4 categories or $25 unlimited. FREE to watch! Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.  To register or obtain information: call 239-549-4606.

Caloosa Coast Rowing Club:
Free Youth Learn to Row Clinic
Boat yard at Cape Harbour, Cape Coral
Saturdays, August 20  & 27 • 8:30 a.m.
The CCRC Scholastic Rowing Team invites students in 
7th through 12th grades to a FREE Learn to Row 
session. Come meet and talk to the CCRC Scholastic Team and their Coaches. See and touch the boats, oars and equipment. Get a coached lesson on the erg (rowing machine), and then… a row out on the water!
Parents can ride in the coach’s launch and watch the CCRC Team practice. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a full water bottle, and socks  Come either Saturday, or both! It’s FREE!! Every CCRC crew member rows! 
There is no sitting on the bench! Contact Priscilla at 239-672-6124 for more information

Family Yoga With Kathryn                                                                                          
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero                                                                     
10 a.m. in MundoMax Playland
A Free 45-minute beginners’ yoga class in MundoMax Playland, for families with toddlers to tweens. Bring your own mat. Supplies limited. 239-948-3766

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

Riverdale 25th Anniversary Open House
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us in a celebration of 25 wonderful years. Highlights include a history of the branch and light refreshments at 2 p.m. 239-479-4636

Special Needs Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Books, music, and sensory experiences for children age 3 to 12-years-old with special needs and their families. Registration begins July 30.  239-479-4636

Kids Archery 
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Do you have a little archer in your family? Or just a 
kid who is interested in Archery and wants to give it a try? Our Pro Staff has opened the Archery Range on the third Saturday of each month just for them! This completely free event requires nothing more than a child willing to give archery a try! Just show up to the range located on the second floor in the hunting department and be ready for a fun learning experience! 239-461-7800

Summer Bash Skate Contest
Eagle Skate Park, Cape Coral 
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

Asia Festival
Hammond Stadium
14100 Ben C. Pratt - Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
6:05
Come celebrate the Asia Festival at Hammond Stadium! 239-533-7695

Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built Storytime
Barnes and Noble - Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Join us for a fun-filled Storytime with a little science sprinkled in featuring Mira Forecasts the Future and The Bot That Scott Built. Coloring and activities to follow. 239-437-0654 

Horse Interaction Day 
Saddlewood Horse Club  
16111 Saddlewood Lane, Cape Coral
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 

LEGO Build Event
Barnes and Noble - Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to join us for our latest LEGO Build Event. Participants will get to explore their creativity on this entertaining, team-building occasion. 
239-437-0654 


Sunday - 21
Free Kid’s Play Day
Lexington Country Club
16257 Willowcrest Way, Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Join us for tennis and pizza. Call ahead for reservation!  239-985-1817


Monday - 22
Toddler Tales
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:15 & 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 22, 29
This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They’ll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 22, 29
For newborns up to 18 months. Pick up a Storytime Ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books & dance. 239-479-4636
 
Toddler Tales
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
11 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 22, 29
For ages 18 to 36 months. Please pick up a Storytime Ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They'll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. 239-479-4636


Tuesday - 23
Toddler Tales
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
10 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 23, 30
This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They’ll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. 239-479-4636


Wednesday - 24
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

Family Storytime
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
The whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun. 239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun. 239-479-4636

Toddler Tales
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They’ll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
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. 239-479-4636

Signs of Wildlife
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a park naturalist to explore the variety of wildlife which thrives around us.  Discover the different tell-tale signs that critters leave behind, explore how they use their senses, and learn about the natural history of the animals that reside in Lovers Key.  Participants will be able to make their own animal tracks to take home using molds and plaster.   Due to limited space, reservations are required. 239-463-4588
 
Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books & dance. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
For newborns to 5 years. Please pick up a Storytime Ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. 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. 239-479-4636
 
Preschool Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
11 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 24, 31
Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun. 239-479-4636


Thursday - 25
Baby Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. 
During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books & dance. 239-479-4636

City of Cape Coral Fall Baseball Registration
Cape Coral Athletic Office
1015 Cultural Park Blvd 
(2nd floor of City Hall) 
Monday-Friday • 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
NEEDED: Birth Certificate 
Ages 13-15 (age as of 4/30/17) Register thru 9/14/16 . Only $50 per player
Register Online at www.CapeParks.com For More Details, call Ryan Robbins at 239-242-3489

Coloring Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 – 5 p.m. 
Enjoy a quiet, soothing afternoon filled with coloring fun. Drop in anytime to color, doodle and relax at the library. For ages 2 to 12.  239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
11 a.m. 
Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun. 239-479-4636
 
Family Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10:30 a.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. 239-479-4636


Friday - 26
Sea Turtle talk
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a park ranger to learn about the fascinating life of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer.  Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588.

Find it Friday at Everglades Wonder Gardens
Everglades Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41, Bonita Springs
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Enjoy a scavenger hunt for children of all ages. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 3.5-acre botanical jungle features exhibits of tropical birds and reptiles. Highlights include a flamingo pond, alligator pool with 37 gators, duck ponds, aviary, turtle and tortoise exhibits, butterfly garden, bromeliad garden, orchid trail, and gift shop. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, and $7 for children 3 to 12. For more information, call 239-992-­2591 or visit evergladeswondergardens.com.


Saturday - 27
Wet Walk
Caloosahatchee Regional Park
19130 N River Rd, Alva
9 - 10 a.m.
Pre K Children will experiences outdoors by walking the wet land at the Park. 239-694-0398
 
Carnival Capers
South County Regional Library
t21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Celebrate our 20th anniversary and your summer reading accomplishments. This is an event for all ages with many activities indoors and outdoors including music, balloons, book character appearances, yard games, refreshments and raffles. 239-479-4636 

Family Movie
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Continuing his legendary adventures of awesomeness, a panda must face two hugely epic, but different threats, one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. 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

Teen Advisory Group
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
1:30 p.m. 
​Calling all teens: Do you have ideas to help improve the library for teen patrons? If so come out and join our very own Teen Advisory Group.  239-479-4636
 
Learn to Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Estates
1815 Fowler St, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Enjoy complimentary lessons on Butterfly Gardening every fourth Saturday of the month at the Butterfly Estates in the River District.  Seating is limited, call to register at 239-690-2359.

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

Petting Zoo
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
1 - 4 p.m.
The petting zoo has been such a hit with area children that Edison & Ford Winter Estates will have the animals back onsite at the end of the month. Kids will have the chance to pet a goat, duck, chicken, pig, sheep, calf and rabbit. This is a great learning experience for children that may not otherwise have exposure to farm animals.  Thomas Edison had several animals at his winter estate. Like most working farms, he had dogs and cats, plus a cow, horse and many chickens. Reportedly, he drank a lot of milk so he purchased a cow in 1908. He used a horse to pull the lawn mower and for transportation into town. He also had a lot of chickens and sold the eggs at the nearby market. In 1917, Edison had more than 60 chickens living on the property. The petting zoo will be set up in the Heritage Gardens at the Garden Shoppe. Seating is available on the nearby covered museum porch that has ceiling fans. Parking is available in the main parking lot off McGregor Boulevard and along Larchmont Avenue. Cost is $1 per child. For additional information, call 239-334-7419.

Wet Walk
Caloosahatchee Regional Park
19130 N River Rd, Alva 
2 - 4 p.m.
Home School Children will get together and enjoy walking outdoors. 239-694-0398

Teen Make It @ Your Library
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Kick-start your creativity with high-tech and low-tech activities and crafts.  239-479-4636

Kids Club® Personalized Journal Cover
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

Saturday Morning Storytime
Barnes and Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Join Ms. Trish for stories and activities in our Children's Department every Saturday for Storytime! 239-437-0654 


Monday - 29
LEGO Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., in Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Build and share Lego creations. Lego pieces provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636


Wednesday - 31
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
 
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