Fun Family Events in May

Friday - 1

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Broadway Palm Dinner Children’s Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
May 1 - 22
The musical adaptation of the classic Mark Twain tale. Broadway Palm's Children’s Theatre is fun for everybody!  The cost for lunch and the show is $18 for all ages. After each show, the cast stays on stage to answer questions from the audience. Immediately following each show, you'll get to meet the cast when they sign autographs and take pictures in the lobby. 239-278-4422

Date Night
Oasis Elementary, 3415 Oasis Blvd., Cape Coral
6 - midnight
The Youth Services Division hosts a date night for children in grades K-8. The cost just $15 per child and includes a pizza dinner, snacks and drinks. This is a great way for parents to enjoy a night out while their children are entertained and supervised! 239-242-3950

Family Storytime
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
This program is for the whole family and it lasts about 30 minutes. 239-479-4636

Party With The Heroes event
Edison Park 8 Cinemas,
2235 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers
7-9 p.m.
You have chance to meet, greet, party, and take pictures with the Superheroes.  Games, prizes and giveaways!
239-334-7661

 
Saturday - 2

Character Corner
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Every Saturday 1 to 3 p.m. in MundoFox Playland
Meet one of your child’s favorite characters. 239-948-3766

Baby Parent Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
9:30 a.m.
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 15-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce early literacy, rhyming and movement to infants. 239-479-4636

Family Crafts
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
1 p.m. Saturdays, May 2, 16, 30
Create colorful rubber band jewelry and a variety of items with duct tape. All supplies provided. Please note start time as late arrivals may not have time to complete projects. 239-479-4636

Improv Cafe- Youth Improv
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
3 p.m.
Make Saturday afternoon the best time of the week when you bring your family out to see CFABS’ own youth improv group “Little Shop of Improv,” These very funny improv professionals were trained through CFABS youth theater and improv classes.  Bring the entire family out to enjoy great comedy as willing audience volunteers join our troupe for guaranteed laughs. Snacks and beverages available. Adults: $12 Members /$15 Non-Members /$17 Door  Youth Tickets: $6 Member /$9 Non-Member /$12 Door.  239-495-8989
 
Tween Saturdays
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
1 p.m.
Create your own bath bomb! ​For grades 5-8. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

KIDding Around
Bell Tower Shops
13499 US 41 S.E., Fort Myers
10 a.m. - noon
Join us for a variety of activities and sponsors that change each month, including Bounce House fun, America’s Fun Face Painting, Laughing Jack the clown, Cheshire Cat Dine Toys, EcoBaby & Home and TGI Friday’s. Special guest appearance by Miss-A-Miracle. 239-489-1221

14th Annual Free Comic Book Day
Comics Cards And Stuff,
3563 Fowler St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
An awesome day when participating comic book shops give away specially produced comic books absolutely free! Comics Cards and Stuff also plan to promote the event with a large sale, raffles, and special giveaways, along with appearances by several "super heroes" and Star Wars Stormtroopers.  239-939-0878

ReptiDay Ft. Myers Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ReptiDay Ft. Myers is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! www.reptiday.com

Cinco de Mayo
Iguana Mia Restaurant
SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
4 - 8 p.m.
We will have a kids area, live entertainment on dueling stages and much more. www.capecoralchamber.com/events  239-549-6900

Kids Club - Mother's Day Wood Frame 
Michaels, 5001 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
10  - Noon
Drop in for Kids Club on Saturday, May 2 where your little makers will create a picture frame that mom will treasure for years. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per
child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. 239-274-5509

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

Free Jr Golf Clinic at Coral Oaks
Coral Oaks Golf Course
1800 NW 28th Ave, Cape Coral
9:30  - 11 a.m.
Presented in conjunction with the Youth Crime Intervention Program, Coral Oaks Golf Course is offering a FREE weekly Kids Golf Clinic every Saturday from through May 16. This program is open to children aged 7-17 with instruction and balls included for free; however participants will need to supply their own golf clubs.  Each
clinic is limited to the first 20 children who sign up, so register in advance, by calling 239-573-3100.
 
Midnight Skate
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
10 p.m. - Midnight
Come out and skate under the stars and enjoy the
cool weather $5 for members/$7 non-members.  Call 242-3950 for more details. 239-242-3950

Kids Free Fishing
Bass Pro Shops,
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Be sure to take advantage of our FREE kids fishing!  The first Saturday of each month.  All equipment
provided. 239-461-7800

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

Saturday Adventure Camp
Wm. "Bill" Austen Youth Center, Cape Coral
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Looking for somewhere safe and fun for your child aged 5-14 to go when you have to work on the
weekend? Saturday Adventure Camp is now available. 239-242-3950

Home Depot Kids Workshop 
Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m.  -  noon
Come learn how to build a picket fence photo frame in time for Mother's Day. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. 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 Workshop Apron, commemorative pin & certificate of achievement. workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids

 
Sunday - 3

20th Annual Taste of the Beach
Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
More than 16 restaurants will participate along with live on-stage concerts. Restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes available for purchase and compete for top Taste of the Beach Award honors in the categories of Best Appetizer, Best Desert, and four awards for Best Entrée.  Tickets will be available on-site. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. All children under 12 years will be free. Food tickets are $1 each, with the average plate costing around $3 - $5. 239-454-7500

3rd Annual Best Dressed Chihuahua Contest Fleamasters’ Music Hall,
4135 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Fort Myers
2:30 p.m.
Parking and admission free for spectators. Entry fee $10 per dog. Each entry will receive a goodie bag and event t-shirt (for dog owners). Whether fancy, wild, funky or a mix of styles, this contest is your Chihuahua’s chance to strut their stuff. Winners receive prize baskets and ribbons, all entries receive freebies and t-shirt (for dog owner). Proceeds benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. fleamall.com  239-334-7001


Monday - 4

Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4 p.m. Mondays, May 4, 11, 18
Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. 239-479-4636

Teen Chess Club
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
A venue for beginners and aficionados alike to rise to the chess challenge. Sets provided, but players are welcome to bring their own. 239-479-4636

Storytime
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Baby Parent Rhyme Time
10 a.m. Mondays, May 4, 18
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce early literacy, rhyming and movement to infants. 239-479-4636

May the Fourth Star Wars Event
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Join us for Star Wars themed crafts and games. Fun we will have! May the Fourth be with you! 239-479-4636

 
Tuesday - 5

Family Night: Cinco de Mayo
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Let’s celebrate this special holiday by make some Maracas and  make some noise! 239-433-9030

DIY Teen Crafts
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
​Try your hand at making glow-in-the-dark firefly jars, then use shaving cream and food coloring to make your own marbled bookmark! ​ 239-479-4636
 
Poetry Club (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
6 p.m.
Join local poetry writers and enthusiasts as they meet every month to write, share, and discuss this literary art form. Meetings may vary to include workshops, speakers and readings. 239-479-4636
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Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m.
Sea turtle craft.. 239-242-8748

On the Table: Duct Tape Key Chains (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
May 5 – 16
Available during normal library operating hours:
Create a duct tape key chain. A simple, fun gift for yourself or a friend. 239-479-4636

Cinco de Mayo
Everglades Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
9 - 5 p.m.
Celebrate this annual holiday, held on the 5th of the month, with $5 admission. 239-992-2591

Family Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5
10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6
This program is for the whole family and it lasts about 30 minutes. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5
11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6
Preschoolers attend this storytime independently while parents or caregivers wait nearby in the library building. This storytime includes activities that require more participation and a longer attention span. Each preschool storytime lasts about 30 minutes. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Bell Tower Shops
13499 US 41 S.E., Fort Myers
Tuesday, May 5 • 4 - 8 p.m.
Cantina Laredo and The Bell Tower Shops have partnered up to host the
Cinco de Mayo Block Party on Tuesday, May 5th. The celebration will include live entertainment, a variety of eating contests, games, activities, free sombrero
giveaways, a kid's corner, great Mexican cuisine and beverages!
239-489-1221
 
 
Wednesday - 6

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

Mother's Day Storytime
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE,  North Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Mother's Day stories and crafts for all ages.
239-479-4636

Game’n (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
3 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 20
A venue for all types of games: board, card or electronic.  239-479-4636

Anime Drawing Fan Club (teen)
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, 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

Preschool Nature Programs
Caloosahatchee Regional Park, Alva
10 a.m.
3-7 yr. olds. Preschool topics include Frogs, Birds, Animal Tracks and more! For a complete list of monthly topics, visit www.LeeParks.org. These preschool programs generally include a story, a fun lesson, a hike, a game and a craft. 3 – 7 yr. olds. A parking fee is required. $5 per preschooler plus parking. Registration is required. For  information, call Kelly at 239-822-5212.

After School Crew: Math Mania
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20
Weekly stories and activities featuring fun with math. For kindergartners to fifth-graders. 239-479-4636

Love Your Teeth!
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-5 will learn about proper dental care through fun and age-appropriate stories and activities. 239-479-4636

Tourism Travel Rally
Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers
4-7 p.m.
Rally participants will enjoy music, prize giveaways, food and lots of fun and friendly competitions, including Kids Luggage Lug, Bellman’s Race, Make that Bed, Waiter’s Race for the Gold, and best of the chef-friendly contest, featuring mini-taste samplings. The event, which includes free admission, supports National Travel and Tourism Week, celebrating tourism’s impact on local businesses and the economy and recognizes the importance of travel and hospitality professionals. 
239-590-4855

Sunset Celebration
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
5 - 8 p.m.
Experience the beauty of Southwest Florida's amazing sunsets at the Cape Coral Yacht Club for the Sunset Celebration on the first Wednesday of every month. Listen to live music on the beach, shop from over 40 vendors selling unique crafts, jewelry and other gift items, or take a stroll on the pier. 239-574-0806

Story Corner
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27
Stories and a short craft for elementary school students age five and above. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

 
Thursday - 7

Mother's Day Drop-in Craft
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 – 4 p.m.
Join us for a make and take Mother's Day craft. All supplies will be provided. 239-479-4636

Artistic Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Bring your little one for a fun storytime followed by the opportunity to create amazing art, all while learning early literacy tips that you can do at home!  For ages 2 to 5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Make and Take Mother's Day Card
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Drop on in and create a card for Mom. We'll supply the materials, you supply the imagination. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Baby-Parent Rhyme Time
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m.
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce early literacy, rhyming and movement to infants. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Toddler Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11 a.m.
Two year olds with their caregivers, participate in song, fingerplays and short stories. The success of this age group depends on adult participation and encouragement. Toddler storytime lasts about 30 minutes. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

 
Friday - 8

Eddie Munster Appearance
Hammond Stadium
14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
Butch Patrick comes to Hammond Stadium. Known for his role as Eddie Munster on the 1960s television show The Munsters, Butch will sign autographs, pose for pictures and throw out a first pitch prior to a 7:05 p.m. game with the Jupiter Hammerheads. 239-768-4210

The Lunchbox Theatre Series:
True Story of the Three Little Pigs
Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 1st St, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Based on the beloved children's book, this dynamite rock musical goes inside the trial of the century as Alexander T. Wolf answers for his crimes against HAM-anity! Audiences of all ages will huff and puff with laughter as they help to decide the fate of the alleged Big Bad Wolf! 239-332-4488

National Public Gardens Day
Lakes Regional Park,
7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers.
8 a.m. to noon
A Children’s Story Hour with Joanne Giller will happen in the future Children’s Garden area with other activities for children. The day begins at 8 a.m. with a bird walk starting in the gardens and continuing to the new wetlands area of the park. Hourly tours of gardens include the succulent collection, ginger garden, the butterfly garden, heritage rose garden, vertical garden, water garden, bromeliad garden, the wedding gazebo and community garden. Refreshments will be available during the day.  239-229-0387

Student Showcase Exhibition
Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs,
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Always an intriguing show, “Student Showcase” features the artwork of area high school students. Their work is fresh and imaginative—filled with feeling and color. High school seniors compete for college tuition scholarships provided by Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs’ Donor Scholarship Program. All participants receive class scholarships good for programming at the Center for the Arts. On display through May 15. 239-495-8989

Disney’s Mulan, Jr
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
May 8, 7 p.m.; May 9, 2 & 7 p.m.; May 10, 2 p.m.   
Travel back to ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of Disney’s animated film presented by the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Youth Players. Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor.  $6 Youth / $15 Adult 239-495-8989

 
Saturday - 9

Lowe’s Kid Clinic - Mother's Day Planter
Lowe’s Home Improvement Store
Most local locations
10 a.m.
Build and Grow Clinics will teach your kids how to safely complete a variety of projects.
www.lowesbuildandgrow.com

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 required. 239-479-4636

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Kick-Off Party with Maisy
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the launch of this program with crafts, learning stations and activities designed for children ages 0-5. Our friend Maisy will be here to help get the party started. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

East County Regional Library's 14th Birthday Party!
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2:30 – 4 p.m.
We're turning 14! As we continue to celebrate Lee County Library System's 50th Anniversary, join us for another milestone in our local history, the East County Regional Library's 14th Anniversary!  Birthday cake and entertainment provided. 239-479-4636

Mother's Day Sundae Fun Day
Wm. "Bill" Austen Youth Center, Cape Coral
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Join us at the Wm. "Bill" Austen Youth Center for a Mother's Day celebration.  Participants will enjoy creating your own sundaes, arts and crafts, music, dancing, and much more!  $15 per mom and one child. Additional children or grandmothers are $5 each.  Pre-registration is required.  239-242-3950

Family Storytime
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
This program is for the whole family and it lasts about 30 minutes. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Children's Book Week Party
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Celebrate Children's Book Week with book-themed activities and crafts. 239-479-4636

Saturday Seasonal Stories and Crafts
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m.
Join us for a morning of stories and crafts! For kindergartners to fifth-graders. 239-479-4636

How Very Pinteresting: Mother's Day
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
1 p.m.
Make a gift for Mom from an idea found on Pinterest. For grades 6-12.  239-479-4636

Lunchbox Theatre Series: Journey to OZ
Florida Repertory Theatre
2267 1st St Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Transported on the wings of a cyclone to the magical Land of Oz, Dorothy and Toto, must find the Wizard before it’s too late. This ALL-NEW adaptation puts the audience in the middle of the action as Dorothy and her friends travel down the Yellow Brick Road, battle the Wicked Witch to find the brains, the heart, and the courage they never knew they had! Your $12 admission includes: The performance, discussion with the actors, interactive workshop and lunch. Free Parking!. 
239-332-4488

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Look-Alike Contest
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Saturday, May 9 •11 a.m.
How much do you look like your mom? Compete in our Mother/Daughter or Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Look-alike Contest for prizes!
Near Bloomingdale's the Outlet Store:
239-948-3766

Kids Club -  Birthday Hat
Michaels, 5001 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
10  - Noon
Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per
child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. 239-274-5509

Tea and Talk
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Have a cup of tea and share in the talk of the Lee County Library System's 50 years of stories. 239-479-4636

 
Monday - 11

Tiger Music Spring Concert
Orange River Elementary School
4501 Underwood Dr., Fort Myers
Grade 4 and 5 musical ensemble performance.
239- 694-1258

Preschool - Toddler Drive-In
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room AB
Children, ages 2-5 with their caregivers, will design and create a car out of a cardboard box and craft supplies. A short movie will be shown and children can take their creations home. Supplies are provided, but space is limited. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

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

Music Together
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Musical exploration for young children presented by Family Music Time. For ages 0 to 5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Preschool - Toddler Drive-In
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room AB
Children, ages 2-5 with their caregivers, will design and create a car out of a cardboard box and craft supplies. A short movie will be shown and children can take their creations home. Supplies are provided, but space is limited. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Game Night for Teens
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Rock Band, Super Mario, Basketball and many others choices for two hours of scheduled gaming. Each month we will switch games you vote on. 239-479-4636

 
Tuesday - 12

Family Night: Mother’s Day Craft
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Make a special Mother’s Day card or tissue paper corsage. 239-433-9030

East County Anime Club (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 26
For teens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. 239-479-4636

Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m.
Game night and face painting. 239-242-8748

 
Wednesday - 13

Spring Craft
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue in Bonita Springs.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pop in and make a cheerful springtime craft! For kids of all ages. 239-479-4636

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

Alice @ Wonderland - The Musical
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School
4750 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers   
May 13 - 16 • 6 p.m.
The 21st century collides with this classic Lewis Caroll story as we retell the story of Alice, phone in hand, and her encounters with the familiar cast of characters, including the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Queen of Hearts. General Admission: $7 PLDMS Students/Staff: $5.  239-334-1357

 
Thursday - 14

Baby Parent Rhyme Time
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 14, 21
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce early literacy, rhyming and movement to infants. 239-479-4636

 
Friday - 15

Mother/Son Night of Fun (4+ yrs)
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
6 -9 p.m.
This enchanting evening for boys and moms will be held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Enjoy music, dancing, door prizes, catered hot & cold appetizers, refreshments and even a special photo by a professional photographer to capture the moment. Pre-registration required. Limited tickets!  239-574-0804

Family Night: Princess Night!
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
This is a special night for all our little princesses.  Girls it is time to get dressed up in your finest princess outfit.  Enjoy getting your nails painted, make up done, make
a bracelet and sash.  Too much fun for you to miss!! 239-433-9030
 
 
Saturday - 16

Movie in the Park- The Croods (PG)
Jaycee Park
4125 SE 20th Pl, Cape Coral
7 p.m
After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. Free bag of popcorn. www.CapeParks.com or 239-573-3123

Kids to Parks Day
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
There will be Games, Activities & Food for kids of all ages including a fun run, potato sack relay race, dance contest*, kids’ Zumba, Chalk of the Walk, beach volleyball, Street Hockey, Bounce Houses, Arts and Crafts, Prizes and much more! Bring the entire Family for a fun filled day at the Park!!! Come out and Play! Some activities will require pre-registration- all events are FREE! For more info contact Amber Smith at 239-321-7462

Baby Parent Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m.
Be prepared to tickle, jump and fly with your baby! These rhymes and songs are for infants, up to 24 months, accompanied by an adult. This 20-minute program is filled with songs designed to introduce early literacy, rhyming and movement to infants. 239-479-4636

High-Tech and Low-Tech Games for Teens
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Try your hand at Wii games and good old fashioned board games. 239-479-4636

Chess Tournament
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Calling all chess enthusiasts! The Friends of the East County Regional Library is sponsoring a chess tournament for players of all ages. Various age groups will be represented and trophies will be awarded at the end of the tournament. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Spring Art (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
Noon
Create a stunning, spring-themed work of art! All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Kids Club - Knotted Friendship Bracelets
Michaels, 5001 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - Noon
Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per
child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. 239-274-5509

Make It with Michaels Party
Michaels, 5001 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
1 - 4 p.m.
Join us in the store for an afternoon of crafting! Our associates will help you choose a project for your favorite summertime celebration, shop for supplies
and make your project in our classroom. Arrive early! The first 25 attendees will receive a project instruction booklet with a coupon for 20% off their entire
purchase—including sale items—to use on supplies!
239-274-5509

3rd Annual Key Lime Festival
Fishermen’s Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda 
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Live music, Key Lime specialties and family fun! Metamasque-Face Painting 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Entertainment/Family Fun with Gator DJ  11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
“Jeff the Juggler” – Juggling and Balloon Twisting  Noon-3 p.m. 941-575-3007

READ to Dogs
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE,  North Fort Myers
11:30 a.m.
A Reading Education Assistance Dog will be on hand to listen to independent readers read. They're great listeners! 239-479-4636

Horse Interaction Day
Saddlewood Horse Club, Cape Coral
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy Pony/Horse Riding,, Bounce House, Live Horse Painting & more! Lunch included., Covered Riding Arena Rain or Shine! $20 per child. 239-738-9300

 
Monday - 18

Minute to Win It Competition (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Compete in 60-second challenges to become the champion!   239-479-4636

Baby & Me
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers with rhymes and fun literacy activities. For ages 0 to 23 months. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Lego Club
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Build and share LEGO creations. LEGOs provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

 
Tuesday - 19

Family Night: Cow-a Bingo
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Let’s play Bingo and win a prize! 239-433-9030

Sensational Storytime Fun
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
6 p.m.
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families are invited to a special story and craft program presented by library staff. 239-479-4636

Safe Summer Party
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
14181 South Tamiami Trail Ste #140, Fort Myers
6 - 8 p.m.
The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida and Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park celebrate National Prevention Week with a Safe Holiday Party. Cost depends on jump package selected. For more information, call 239-931-9317

Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m.
Playdo night-ocean themed creations. 239-242-8748

 
Wednesday - 20

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

Tracks for Toddlers and Preschoolers
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Toddlers and Preschoolers bring your favorite cars, trucks and things that go zoom! After a short storytime, we will have tracks for racing and exploring. Registration is required. 239-479-4636


Wacky Wednesday
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
3:30 p.m.
Favorite books and creative crafts designed specifically for elementary school-aged children. 239-479-4636

Talent Show
Spring Creek Elementary School
25571 Elementary Way, Bonita Springs
6 p.m. 239-947-0001

Spring Concert
Cape Elementary School
4519 Vincennes Blvd, Cape Coral
6 p.m.
The Cape Elementary Brass Ensemble and Choir will perform contemporary and traditional music for their Spring Concert! Come support these talented young students for an evening of fantastic music! 239-542-3551

Mom’s Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets,
10801 Corkscrew Rd Estero
10 a.m. - noon
Moms, enjoy a coupon for a free drink and treat from le macaron French pastries while your kids enjoy a FREE craft in MundoFox Playland. 239-948-3766

Beading Club for Teens
The Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Teens and tweens are invited to create a new beading project idea to take home. Instructions and supplies are provided. 239-479-4636

 
Thursday - 21

Childrens Choir of River Hall Spring Concert
River Hall Elementary School
2800 River Hall Pkwy, Alva
6:30 p.m.
Please join the Children's Choir of River Hall as they take you through the decades of music. 239-693-0349

Family Playtime
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
10:30 - 11 a.m.  
(1-2 yrs) Socialization is so important for children and their parents/caregivers. Join us, and meet some new friends for both you and your child. $5 Res / $8 Non-Res (per class) 239-574-0804

Dog Daze at the Ballpark
Hammond Stadium
14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
Bring your pooch to the park for our Dog Daze of Summer! Take a walk around the concourse and visit vendors with doggie treats. Dogs get in FREE! Miracle vs Brevard County. 239-768-4210

Spring Musical
Sanibel School
3840 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel
May 21 - 22 & 28 - 29 • 7 p.m.
A modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Fairy tales collide in a modern musical twist on Happily Ever!  239-472-1617
 
 
Friday - 22

Elementary & Middle School Exhibition
Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs,
26100 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public. The Elementary and Middle School Exhibition features artwork of area elementary and middle school students. Always a colorful and thought provoking exhibition. On display through May 29,.
239-495-8989
 
 
Saturday - 23

Kids Club - Red White and Blue Craft Stick Flag
Michaels, 5001 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - Noon
Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per
child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. 239-274-5509

Books with Friends
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
Noon
A book club for teens by teens to discuss books they want to talk about. Check at Riverdale Library for more information. 239-479-4636

Memorial Weekend Fireworks
Hammond Stadium
14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
Saturday, May 23 • 6:05 p.m.
Watch the Southwest Florida sky light up with Memorial Weekend Fireworks!
The fireworks show will take place after the game is over.
Miracle vs Brevard County. 239-68-4210

 
Tuesday - 26

Family Night: Ice Dream Sundae
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Make your own sundae using 10 of our delicious toppings. 239-433-9030

Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m.
Oceans in a bottle. 239-242-8748

 
Wednesday - 27

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

 
Thursday - 28

Playstation 3 Games (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE,  North Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Teens are invited to enjoy new Playstation 3 games and refreshments. 239-479-4636
 
Preschool LEGO Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, and building with LEGO DUPLO bricks. For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration begins May 7. 239-479-4636

Beginning Butterflies
Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a park naturalist for a talk on the butterflies of Lovers Key State Park.  Topics will touch on differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more.  Bring your camera to capture a picture of these beautiful creatures.  Due to limited space, reservations are required.  239-463-4588.
 
 
Friday - 29

5th Annual Watermelon Festival
Fleamasters Fleamarket
S.R. 82, 1¼ miles west of I-75 (exit 138), Fort Myers
May 29 - 31 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Highlights include: Speed Eating and Seed Spitting Competition, Community Showcase Exhibition Area, live entertainment on two stages, skill games, stilt walker, balloon animals, delicious locally grown watermelon from Phil Turner Farms in Arcadia. www.fleamall.com 239-334-7001
 
 
Saturday - 30

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

Kids Club - DIY Paper Fans
Michaels, 5001 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
10 a.m.  - Noon
Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per
child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up. 239-274-5509

 
Sunday - 31

Family Fun Expo
featuring Thomas the Tank Engine

Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12, and ages 2 and under are free.  This years event will have 2 performances by Thomas the Tank Engine. Parking for this event is free. 239-948-7825
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