Fun Family Events in July

Wednesday - 1
In-house Art
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
3 p.m. 
Everyone will be able to take home a specially designed creation. Supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Summer Reading Days at Bennett's Fresh Roast
Fort Myers & Sanibel
Until 3 p.m.
Bennett’s will offer school-aged children, from kindergarten through fifth grade, a complimentary fresh donut each time they read a book at either Bennett’s downtown Fort Myers or Sanibel Island location now through August 31. Children may receive one free donut per day when they read a book and are accompanied by a parent until 3 p.m. at the Fort Myers location and until 4 p.m. on Sanibel, while daily supplies last. A selection of books appropriate for children are available for reading on site. Bennett’s downtown Fort Myers shop is located at 2011 Bayside Parkway. Bennett’s Sanibel shop is located at 1020 Periwinkle Way. www.BennettsFreshRoast.com.

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

Preschool Storytime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Children who start kindergarten with pre-reading skills have an advantage. They are ready to learn to read. Your pre-schooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. 
239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express • Rio 2 (G) & 
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com

Paint What You Want 
Vino's Picasso
15250 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit #109, Fort Myers
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
All ages 5+!! Now that the kids are out of school bring them in for a creative afternoon of painting! Choose from canvas, coconuts, collector’s boxes and more!! We’ll get you started but there is no instruction. Starting at $15. RSVP: 239-288-6953 or VINOSpicasso.com.

The Story of Prince Rama; The Hero's Journey
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Meet masked characters from Bali, the enchanting Indonesian Island, and participate in a mask dance-drama based on the adventurous story of Prince Rama. For grades K-5. Tickets available June 24.  239-479-4636

Summer Drop-In Crafts
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
2 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 1, 15
For ages 4 and up. Adult supervision may be required.  239-479-4636


Thursday - 2
Pizza and Book Pitch
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Discover the latest books while enjoying pizza! For children who have completed fifth grade and up.  239-479-4636
 
Battle-Bots (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
Working in teams, design, build and deploy your own creation in a head-to-head style arena battle.  Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Camp/Craft Activities-
Create a kite photo frame
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
July 2, 4-5 • Noon – 2 p.m.
Features free fun games for kids, activities, and workshops where families can learn the skills they need to enjoy great outdoor adventures together. 239-461-7800

The Misadventures of Sandy Trowles
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
This summer, Sandy Trowles and her trusty sidekick, Buckets, are on an adventure to discover Florida archaeology. You can learn how to be a superhero of history, too!  For grades K-5. Tickets available.  239-479-4636

C.R.O.W. - Animal Ambassadors
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Meet Lola, Gus or Sky! Our friends from CROW will introduce you to the Animal Ambassadors, just some of the animals you're reading to support this summer. Tickets available. 
239-479-4636

Holiday Drop-In Craft
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m
Create your own fireworks picture using glue and glitter. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Cape Coral Touch a Truck - CANCELED
Invest in America's Veterans
4820 Leonard St., Cape Coral
Noon
This is a family friendly event where kids of all ages can explore and ask questions about their favorite vehicles such as Cape Coral Police Mobile Command Unit, Lee County Emergency Medical Ambulance, and the Veterans Mobile Museum just to name a few. All participants will receive a truck passport, and can visit the designated locations for a chance to win a prize. We have a stage with entertainment geared toward children of all ages, health and safety exhibitors, local vendors and sponsors such as you. Admission is free. Tickets will be available for children’s activities such as a duck pond, face painting, and crafts. Parent supervision is required. www.facebook.com/CapeCoralTouchaTruck

John Storms & His World of Reptiles
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
​For children who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. Lizards, skinks and snakes, oh my! John Storms is the reptile man and the world of slithering, cold-blooded and scaly creatures is his stage. Your reservation is guaranteed only until 10 a.m. Registration required. 239-479-4636


Friday - 3
SWFL Critical Mass
Downtown Publix side lot
2160 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
7:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy a big group bike ride! A beautiful evening ride with brightly lit bikes and a whole lot of fun. The cycling group rolls through downtown Ft. Myers and around the Edison historic district. Ride paces along at 8-10mph --total ride is 11 miles with a ten minute break at Edison restaurant. Bike lights ARE required. Helmets highly suggested. www.facebook.com/groups/SWFLcriticalmass/
 
16th Annual Miromar Outlets Independence Eve Fireworks Show 
Miromar Outlets, Estero 
6 p.m.                
Celebrate lakeside with live music, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show! Entertainment begins at 6 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 239-948-3766


Saturday - 4
Home Depot Kids Workshop  
Build a Minions Scooter
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m.  -  noon
Come learn how to build a Minions Scooter. 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

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 

Independence Day at the ballpark
Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex 
14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6:05 p.m.
The Miracle will be unleashing a spectacular red, white and blue fireworks display in the Southwest Florida sky on July 4 after a 6:05 p.m. game with the St. Lucie Mets. 239-768-4210 

Cape Coral-Red, White and Boom
Downtown Cape Coral
5 - 10:30 p.m. 
Over 30,000 people come to Downtown Cape Coral and 
see a great music & an awesome fireworks display.  www.capeboom.com 239 573-3128 

Star Spangled Bonita Celebration
Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Rotary 5k Run in the morning and The Bonita Springs July 4th Parade themed “Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders” will take place at 9 a.m.  Activities throughout the day, including an live bands, kids amusements area with free bounce-houses, a giant water slide, amusement rides, slip-n-slide, water tag, train rides, face painting, wrecking ball and high striker. Plus, an old-fashioned bed race, eating contests, food and beverages, vendors and more! www.cityofbonitasprings.org

Fort Myers Beach Fireworks and Festival 
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
Enjoy a whole day of events. Start with the annual 4th of July Parade! The parade will run along Estero Blvd. between School St. and the Times Square area starting at 10 a.m. The Matanzas Pass bridge will be closed from approximately 9:30 a.m. to noon. The annual fireworks display from the fishing pier on Fort Myers Beach starts at 9 p.m. http://chamber.fortmyersbeach.org

4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
Times Square, Fort Myers Beach
2 - 5 p.m.
The only thing between you and a hundred dollars is 14 other people and a few hotdogs! Sign up today for this fun and competitive event, with divisions for men, women, and children (16 and under)! Located directly in Times Square, this event requires preregistration. 239-765-4222 http://chamber.fortmyersbeach.org/events/details

4th of July Freedom Fest
Downtown Fort Myers
Noon - 10 p.m.
Huge fireworks display! Free event for all ages. Block Parties, food, kids zone, Fireworks and Multiple Stages of Live Music. www.riverdistrictfreedomfest.com

Fireworks Cruise on the Caloosahatchee
The Marina at Edison Ford, Fort Myers 
8:15 p.m.
This 4th of July, Pure Fort Myers is hosting its first Independence Day celebration with a one-of-a-kind cruise. Guests will have a chance to escape the holiday traffic and climb aboard the M/V Edison Explorer for a breathtaking view of the Fort Myers fireworks from the water! The cruise will depart from The Marina at Edison Ford at 8:15 p.m. and cruise up the Caloosahatchee River and anchor for the Fort Myers light show. A return to the marina is estimated for 10 p.m. Tickets for this cruise are $44. The number of seats is limited on the M/V Edison Explorer. Make a reservation by calling 239-919-2965 or visiting www.purefortmyers.com.

4th of July Parade 2015
Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 - 11 a.m.
Come enjoy the annual 4th of July Parade on Fort Myers Beach!  The parade will run along Estero Blvd. between School St. and the the Time Square area.  The Matanzas Pass bridge will be closed from approximately 9:30 a.m. to noon. 239-765-4222 

Sanibel Island Independence Day Celebration
1159 Causeway Road, Sanibel Island
9:30 a.m. - Dusk
Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and begins at Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle (Bailey’s Center) ending at Periwinkle and Casa Ybel Road (Jerry’s Center). Also, the 36th annual Optimists' 4th of July Road Rally. At Dusk Don't miss the beautiful fireworks display. 239-472-108

Kids Fishing
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers 
(July 4-5) Noon-5 p.m.
We will bring the poles and worms, you bring the kids!!  After you catch a fish we will snap your picture for a free digital download!! 239-461-7800


Sunday - 5
“Ding” Darling Summer Family Film Series - Wall-E
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel
2 p.m.
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


Monday - 6
Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4 p.m. Mondays, July 6, 13, 20, 27
Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome!  239-479-4636

Teen Chess Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 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

Storytelling with Windell Campbell
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Windell Campbell takes the audience along on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. Tickets available. 239-479-4636
 
Storytelling with Windell Campbell
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Windell Campbell takes the audience along on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. Children must be age 6 and up to register for this program, 
or have completed kindergarten. Registration required.  
239-479-4636


Tuesday - 7
Juggling Workshop
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
6 p.m. 
Juggler Gerard Tricarico will display his juggling abilities and teach you how to do these amazing tricks as well. For ages 10 – 18. 239-479-4636

Reading at the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 
1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel
Every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 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.  239-472-1100

Magic Workshop (teen)
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. Registration is requested. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Camp/Craft Activities-Color plaster turkey track magnet
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
July 7, 9, 11, 12 • Noon – 2 p.m.
239-461-7800

Family Night: Bonkers for Beads
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Create a  necklace or bracelet with beads. 239-433-9030 
 
Poetry Club (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
6 p.m. 
Join local poetry writers and enthusiasts as they write, share, and discuss this literary art form. Meetings may vary to include workshops, speakers and readings.  239-479-4636

Community Heroes - Fort Myers SWAT
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Location: Meeting Room Building
Get to know the Fort Myers SWAT Team. Check out their gear and hear stories from these real-life heroes! Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Crunkchata (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Crunkchata is a blend of Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and Bachata! Christina and Kumo from Dolce Vita Dance Co. share this exciting style of dance. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

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.  Tickets available June 30. 239-479-4636

Cape Coral SWAT Team (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Get to know the Cape Coral SWAT Team. Check out their gear and hear stories from these real-life heroes! 239-479-4636

Superhero Trivia
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Test your knowledge of superheroes, old and new!  Dress in costume as your favorite, if you choose or make a mask. Middle and high school ages welcome.  239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express • Mr. Peabody & Book of Life (PG)
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 7 - 8 • 10 a.m
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com
 
Blackout Poetry
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m
Laurie Morris teaches you how to turn book pages into artistic poems with nothing but Sharpies! Supplies provided. Participants must be entering sixth grade or older. 
239-479-4636


Wednesday - 8
Out of My Hands Juggling Show
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
3 p.m. 
Lights! Magic! Juggling! This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling skills. Tickets available June 24. 239-479-4636

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

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

Junior Ranger Adventure: Animal Tracks!
Lovers Key State Park, 
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a Park Ranger to discover the exciting world of animal tracks.  Learn about what animals live in the park and make which tracks. Then go on a short adventure hike to look for animal tracks from the park’s wildlife. Participants will be able make their own animal tracks to take home using molds and plaster. 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

Lee County SWAT Team
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4 p.m. 
Get to know the Lee County SWAT Team. Check out their gear and hear stories from these real-life heroes! For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Storytelling with Windell Campbell
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Windell Campbell takes the audience along on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Superhero Costume (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Location: Meeting Room Building
Create a mask, decorate it to your character, add embellishments and other supplies. Using our sewing machines create your own superhero cape! Bring in your own shirt or material to decorate. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22
Reading to babies right from birth stimulates their minds, develops language skills and lays a foundation for later reading success. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Japanese Drumming
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
In this fun-filled program about Japanese culture, Tampa Taiko will talk about the history of Taiko drumming, the music of Japan, Taiko drum building, and present a modern drumming performance. Register online or get tickets at the library. Tickets available June 29. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22
9:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 11, 18, 25
Reading to babies right from birth stimulates their minds, develops language skills and lays a foundation for later reading success. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Fun Activities - Tie Dye a T-Shirt
A.C. Moore, 
9370 6 Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
1 - 3 p.m.
Tie Dye a T-Shirt using Tulip one-step tie dye kits. All product is supplied by AC Moore including the Gildan T-Shirts.  239-479-5196


Thursday - 9
Family Storytime
The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23

South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
10 a.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23

Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
11 a.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23
Five simple practices get kids ready to read Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. 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

John Storms & His World of Reptiles
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m
Lizards, skinks and snakes, oh my! John Storms is the reptile man and the world of slithering, cold-blooded and scaly creatures is his stage. Tickets available.  239-479-4636

Storytelling with Windell Campbell
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
Windell Campbell takes the audience along on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. Sponsored by Friends of the Pine Island Library. For grades 
K-5. Tickets available July 2. 239-479-4636

Environmental Superheroes - Ding Darling
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Our local wetlands are home to many of the animals you're reading to support this summer. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Ranger Becky brings the Estuary to you! Tickets available July 2. 239-479-4636

Crunckchata (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
Crunkchata is a blend of Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and Bachata! Christina and Kumo from Dolce Vita Dance Company share this exciting style of dance. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. Thursdays, July 9, 16

North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 16
Five simple practices get kids ready to read Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. 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. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Book Heroes: From Katniss to Harry Potter
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m
Discover fun activities and crafts based on your favorite book heroes! For children who have completed fifth grade and up. Registration begins July 2.  239-479-4636

Superhero Training Academy
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
For children who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...Super You! Transform into an ultimate superhero with games, crafts and feats of awesomeness! Please arrive early. Your reservation is guaranteed only until 10 a.m. Registration begins July 2.  239-479-4636


Friday - 10
Storytelling with Windell Campbell
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m
Windell Campbell takes the audience along on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. Tickets available June 26. 239-479-4636

Youth T-Shirt Giveaway
Hammond Stadium 
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
The first 500 fans 12 and under will get a Miracle Youth 
T-Shirt compliments of CenturyLink. Miracle vs Clearwater. 239-768-4210
 
Play Dates in July at Riverdale Library
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31
Stories and play at the Riverdale Library. For babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. Fridays, July 10, 17, 24
Five simple practices get kids ready to read Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. 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


Saturday - 11
Blackout Poetry (teen)
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Laurie Morris teaches you how to turn book pages into artistic poems with nothing but Sharpies! Supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Minions Party
Edison Park 8 Cinemas  
2235 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m. 
There will be Minions games, gifts and giveaways!
239-334-7661

Kids Club - Foam Printing
527 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
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

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

Reading at the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 
1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel
Every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 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 Education Classroom.  239-472-1100

Community Chiropractic Awareness Day
Lakes Regional Park - Shelter D-1
7330 Gladiolus Dr., Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This event offers a location close to Lakes Park splash pads, a bounce house, face painters, stilt walking balloon twister, music, grass games and food (donated by local establishments). This awareness event is free and open to all families in Lee County.  The event is put on to encourage families to come play at the park together and utilize the ‘Health Empowerment Team’ to answer any questions about Chiropractic care. An Information booth providing packets sharing how Chiropractic can safely and effectively benefit anyone from newborns, pregnant women, athletes, moms and dads to those in the later stages of life. 239-936-5545

Lowe’s Kid Clinic - Black Widow's Sky Cycle
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
 
Paint Your Pet with GCHS 
Vino's Picasso
15250 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit #109, Fort Myers
3 p.m.
BYOB Paint session with Vino’s Picasso, while giving to a great cause – The Gulf Coast Humane Society. Just send in a clear headshot of your fur-baby tovinospicassofm@hotmail.com and we will pre-sketch your painting! $55 includes everything! 239-288-6953 or VINOSpicasso.com.

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

Baby Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. 
Reading to babies right from birth stimulates their minds, develops language skills and lays a foundation for later reading success. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Salsa/Samba/ChaCha Line Dance (teen)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Instructors from 1st Danz will instruct you in a mashup of these three “hot” and “spicy” dances.  239-479-4636

Wilton Kids' Cake Decorating - Rainbow Man
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
4610 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $35.  239-936-5811

Family Storytime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
​Five simple practices get kids ready to read Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing and Playing. 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


Monday - 13
Mad About Minions!
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 p.m. 
Come and make a craft inspired by the Despicable Me Minions. All supplies provided. This program is for tweens only, ages 10-12. Space is limited. Register online or get a ticket in the library. It's all about the Minions! 239-479-4636

Marine Science Field Trip with Pure Fort Myers
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct,  Cape Coral
July 13 & 19 • 10  - 11:30 a.m.
Come aboard the Edison Explorer with Pure Fort Myers departing from Four Freedoms Park at Bimini Basin to become a marine biologist. Adventuring out to the Caloosahatchee on this field trip, students will work in groups, testing water quality and participating in other activities to learn about our environment in its natural setting. The hands-on program encourages teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity and will be offered to children in first through seventh grade.  239-574-0804  Reservations required.

Out of My Hands Juggling Show
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Lights! Magic! Juggling! This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling skills. Tickets available July 6. 239-479-4636
 
Play BINGO
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
An annual favorite during our Summer Reading program! Some assistance may be needed by older brothers or sisters or adults to read the words.   Children must be age 6 and up to register for this program, or have completed kindergarten. Registration begins July 6.  239-479-4636

Discovery Art
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Mondays, July 13, 27
Children ages 2-5 will explore the arts and creativity 
through age-appropriate art activities. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Superhero Nails (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Learn the art of applying nail polish strips with a superhero twist. Our own Miss Teni will teach the technique, using superhero colors. Guys, a single thumb nail makes a 
statement, too.  239-479-4636


Tuesday - 14
Battle-Bots
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
5:30 p.m. 
Working in teams, design, build and deploy your own creation in a head-to-head style arena battle. Do you have what it takes to outsmart the competition? Presented by Brickz4Kidz. For ages 10 – 18. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Camp/Craft Activities-Turtle sun catcher
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
July 14 & 16 and 18-19  • Noon – 2 p.m.
239-461-7800
 
Cow Appreciation Day
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake, 13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
All Day
Dress like our Chick-fil-A Cow and win free food. 
239-498-8700 

Summer Movie Express • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb & Penguins of Madagascar (PG) 
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 14-15 • 10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com
 
Box of Lies (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
3 p.m
Is your opponent lying or telling the truth.? Comedy at its best. Come join the fun. 239-479-4636

Battle-Bots
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Working in teams, design, build, and deploy your own creation in a head-to-head style arena battle. Do you have what it takes to outsmart the competition?  Teens and tweens welcome.  239-479-4636

Family Night: Door Hanger
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Make a personalized door hanger to show off at home. 
239-433-9030 

Fort Myers SWAT Team (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Get to know the Fort Myers SWAT Team. Check out their gear and hear stories from these real life heroes! 239-479-4636

Yes! and...
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Say yes to the scene and yes to life's offerings. Actress, 
singer and reader Leslie Amick prompts, pushes and provides opportunities to say yes. A fun, interactive improv evening. Participants must be entering sixth grade or older.  239-479-4636

The Misadventures of Sandy Trowles
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
This summer, Sandy Trowles and her trusty sidekick, Buckets, are on an adventure to discover Florida archaeology. You can learn how to be a superhero of history, too! Tickets available July 7. 239-479-4636

Make Your Own Cosplay Character (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
3 p.m. 
Working in teams, create your own Cosplay character using boxes, glue, tape, construction paper and duct tape!  Make some cool poses and take pictures at the end. Registration is requested. 239-479-4636

Environmental Superheroes - Ding Darling
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Location: Meeting Room Building
Our local wetlands are home to many of the animals you're reading to support this summer. Ranger Becky brings the Estuary to you! Registration is required. 239-479-4636


Wednesday - 15
Karen Climer's Crazy Balloon Show
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
3 p.m
This all-new interactive show features storytelling, magic, ventriloquism and balloons. For the mind-blowing finale, Karen climbs inside the biggest balloon you've ever seen. Tickets available July 8. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Fun Activities - Decorate a Beach Pail
A.C. Moore, 
9370 6 Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
1 - 3 p.m.
Decorate a beach pail with supplies provided - Foam pieces and Gems.  239-479-5196

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

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 

John Storms & His World of Reptiles
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Lizards, skinks and snakes, oh my! John Storms is the reptile man and the world of slithering, cold-blooded and scaly creatures is his stage. For grades K-5.   Tickets available July 8.  239-479-4636

Film: Guardians of The Galaxy (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m
Guardians of The Galaxy will be shown with Popcorn! Relax, laugh and enjoy your superhero afternoon filled with fun. Teens only. Rated PG-13.  239-479-4636

Karen Climer's Crazy Balloon Show
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
This all-new interactive show features storytelling, magic, ventriloquism and balloons. For the mind-blowing finale, Karen climbs inside the biggest balloon you've ever seen. Register online or get tickets in the library. Tickets available July 6. 
239-479-4636

Battle-Bots
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4 p.m. 
Working in teams, design, build and deploy your own creation in a head-to-head style arena battle. Do you have what it takes to outsmart the competition? Presented by Brickz4Kidz. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636


Thursday - 16
Ding Darling (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
Our local wetlands are home to many of the animals you're reading to support this summer. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Ranger Becky brings the Estuary to you! 
239-479-4636

Art Studio with DiVitto Kelly - Dalmatians!
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
3 p.m
What is loveable, quirky and has spots all over? Dalmatians! Come make a Dalmatian and learn some interesting facts about this wonderful dog.  Tickets available July 9. 239-479-4636

Reading to Dogs
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
Independent readers can practice reading in a fun way. A Reading Assistance Dog will be on hand to listen to you read. They're great listeners! For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

The Superheroes of PBS Kids
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m. 
Come have fun with Super Why and Word Girl from PBS Kids. Watch them in action and play word games to build your super vocabulary. Remember: Reading is power! Provided by WGCU. Tickets available July 9.  239-479-4636

Paper Towns Release Party
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Come celebrate the movie release of Paper Towns with activities and crafts based on the book and all things John Green! For children who have completed fifth grade and up. Registration begins July 9.  239-479-4636

Kids' Knitting 101: Kids Can Knit
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
4610 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
2 - 5 p.m.  $35.  239-936-5811
 
Monsters and Villains
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m
For children who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. Stories, games, and activities about your favorite monsters and villains! Please arrive early. Your reservation is guaranteed only until 10 a.m.  Registration begins July 9.  239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 16, 23
Reading to babies right from birth stimulates their minds, develops language skills and lays a foundation for later reading success. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood. 239-479-4636


Friday - 17
John Storms and His World of Reptiles
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Lizards, skinks and snakes, oh my! John Storms is the reptile man and the world of slithering, cold-blooded and scaly 
creatures is his stage. Tickets available July 10. 239-479-4636

Youth Center Date Night
The Wm. "Bill" Austen Youth Center 
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6 p.m.
The third Friday of each month, parents can enjoy a night on the town while their children are entertained by our recreational staff.  The cost includes pizza, arts and crafts, and entertainment.  Please register in advance by calling 239-242-3950.  

Summer Free For All Movie Screening- "Despicable Me 2"
Bay Oaks Recreation Center, Fort Myers Beach
8 - 10 p.m.
Join Bay Oaks for their "Summer Free For All" movie series! July 17th Bay Oaks will be showing "Despicable Me 2" starting at dusk. All you need to bring is a chair, blanket, or towel and yourself! Admission is free! Movies will be shown outdoors on our 12 foot projection screen, snacks and drinks will available for a small fee. www.bayoaksrec.org  239-765-4222
 
Aladdin Jr.
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
July 17 through Aug. 9
The musical Aladdin, based on a story from the “Arabian Nights,” tells the tale of a poor boy (Aladdin), a beautiful princess, and a very large genie in a very tiny lamp. 
239-278-4422 


Saturday - 18
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

Miromar Outlets’ Community Day
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd Estero
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MundoFox Playland
Enjoy a day of family fun!  Meet and greet with local business in our community and participate in exciting activities for a chance to win prizes. 239-948-3766 

Horse Interaction Day
Saddlewood Horse Club, Cape Coral
10 a.m. - 12:30 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

Special Needs Storytime
The 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 June 27.  239-479-4636
 
Ding For Teens!
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Our local wetlands are home to many of the animals you're reading to support this summer. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge's Ranger Becky brings the Estuary to you!  
239-479-4636

MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival
German-American Club
2101 Pine Island Road, Cape Coral
July 18 -19
The mango is the star attraction for two days each summer on Pine Island. Go wild for fruit as you sample locally-grown delicacies at this 19th annual affair, a celebration of all the tropical fruit grown on the island, which includes also lychee, jackfruit, longan, papaya, and “chocolate pudding fruit.” Fruit, exotic fruit trees, and fruit-related products are available for purchase. The festival also offers live music, kids activities and rides, pie-eating and mango-tossing contests, and other diversions. Times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, free for children ages 10 and younger. 239-283-0888 
 
 
Sunday - 19
Ding” Darling Summer Family Film Series - Hoot
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Dr, Sanibel
2 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 

Monday - 20
Mother Goose Olympics for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room Building
Join us as we play indoor games based on nursery rhymes. Will Jack be nimble? Can Humpty Dumpty avoid a great fall? Come run, jump and have fun! Registration is required. 
239-479-4636

Heroes: The Event of the Summer
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, balloon artistry and, of course, Sydney the parrot. Presented by 9th Period Shows. Tickets available July 13. 
239-479-4636

Out of My Hands Juggling Show
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Lights! Magic! Juggling! This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling skills.    Children must be age 6 and up to register for this program, or have completed kindergarten. Registration begins July 13.  239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
10 a.m. 
Reading to babies right from birth stimulates their minds, develops language skills and lays a foundation for later reading success. 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


Tuesday - 21
Family Playtime
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
9 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. 239-574-0804

Family Night: Coffee Filter Butterfly
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Have fun decorating a coffee filter to create a unique butterfly. 239-433-9030 

Heroes: The Event of the Summer
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, balloon artistry and, of course, Sydney the parrot. Presented by 9th Period Shows. Tickets available July 14. 
239-479-4636

Superhero Multi-Media Art (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
3 p.m
Use cutouts from teen magazines and graphic novels, tissue paper, paint, glue, glitter and other supplies to create artwork featuring your favorite superhero! Registration is requested. 239-479-4636

Superhero Masks & Story Board (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Create a mask, decorate it to your character, and add embellishments and other supplies. Plus, make your own story board superhero page. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

End of Summer Party
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Thanks for reading to support C.R.O.W. this summer! Participants are invited to join us for cake, ice cream and a book giveaway. Middle and high school ages welcome.  239-479-4636

Crunkchata
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
6 p.m. 
Crunkchata is a blend of Hip-Hop, Reggaeton and Bachata! Christina and Kumo from Dolce Vita Dance Company share this exciting style of dance. For ages 10 – 18. 239-479-4636

The Balloon Island Adventure: Every Hero Has a Story
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Join Showtime for Kids on this wacky adventure filled with magic, balloons and lots of laughter. Register online or get tickets in the library. Tickets available July 13. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Camp/Craft Activities-Create a lady bug clip magnet
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
July 21 & 23 and 25-26 • Noon – 2 p.m.
239-461-7800

Summer Movie Express • Madagascar 3 & Dolphin Tale 2 (PG)
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 21-22 • 10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com

Superhero Design
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m.  
Location: Meeting Room Building
Learn how to design a superhero and create a storyline. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Juggling Workshop
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Juggler Gerard Tricarico will display his juggling abilities and teach you how to do amazing tricks, as well. Teens and tweens welcome.  239-479-4636

Magic, a Slight of Hand Workshop (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
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

African Drumming
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Enjoy and play ancient rhythms from West Africa with Master Drummer Ndakhte Ndiaye. Participants must be entering sixth grade or older-no registration required.  239-479-4636


Wednesday - 22
Heroes: The Event of the Summer
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
3 p.m. 
Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, balloon artistry and, of course, Sydney the parrot.  Tickets available July 15. 239-479-4636

Free Summer Fun Activities - Decorate a Cupcake
A.C. Moore, 
9370 6 Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
1 - 3 p.m.
Decorate a beach cupcake - supplies provided. 
239-479-5196

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

Heroes: The Event of the Summer
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m. 
Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, balloon artistry and, of course, Sydney the parrot. Presented by 9th Period Shows. Register online or get tickets at the library.  Tickets available July 13. 239-479-4636

Kids' Try Me: Friendship Bracelets
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
4610 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
1 - 2 p.m.  $10.  239-936-5811
 
Maker Bot 3D Superhero (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m
Learn about 3D technology, watch a scan of an object turn into a file, then watch the file print. Observe the Replicator in action. Look at examples and take turns using the software Tindercad. The design we choose will be printed out. 
239-479-4636

End of Summer Reading Party
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4 p.m. 
Celebrate the summer of reading for critters with some people food for you. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Heroes: The Event of the Summer
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action-packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, balloon artistry and, of course, Sydney the parrot. Presented by 9th Period Shows. For grades K-5. Tickets 
available July 15.  239-479-4636

Wilton Kids' Cake Decorating - Rainbow Man
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
4610 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
10 a.m. - noon $35.  239-936-5811


Thursday - 23
End of Summer Party (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m. 
You've become superheroes by reading and collecting donations to help animals at CROW. Join us to celebrate at an end of summer party with games and pizza. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

The Superheroes of PBS Kids
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Come have fun with Super Why and Word Girl from PBS Kids. Watch them in action and play word games to build your super vocabulary. Remember Reading is power! Tickets available July 16. 239-479-4636

Camp Half-Blood: Train to Become a Demigod
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Become a demigod like Percy Jackson as you train at Camp Half-Blood!  For children who have completed fifth grade and up. Registration begins July 16.  239-479-4636

Heroes: The Event of the Summer
The Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
For children who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, and balloon artistry. Presented by 9th Period Shows. Please arrive early. Your reservation is guaranteed only until 10 a.m.  Registration begins July 16.  239-479-4636

The Balloon Island Adventure: Every Hero Has a Story
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m. 
Join Showtime for Kids on this wacky adventure filled with magic, balloons and lots of laughter. Tickets available July 16.  239-479-4636
 
Matlacha Fire Department
Pine Island Public Library 
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
Get to know the Matlacha Fire Department. Check out their gear and hear stories from these real-life heroes! For grades K-5. Tickets available July 16. 239-479-4636


Friday - 24
Dog Daze of Summer
Hammond Stadium 
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
Bring your pooch to the park for our Dog Daze! Take a walk around the concourse and visit vendors with doggie treats. Dogs get in free! Miracle vs Tampa. 239-768-4210

Heroes: The Event of the Summer
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Discover the powers of storybook, historical and modern day heroes at this action packed show filled with magic, music, puppets, balloon artistry and of course, Sydney the Parrot. Presented by 9th period shows. 239-479-4636
 
Teen AFTER HOURS Party
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Celebrate the end of summer reading with activities, games, friends & food. For ages 12 -18. Space is limited. Register in person at the library by July 21.  239-479-4636
 
Movie Night - Cinderella
Yacht Club Community Pool
5819 Driftwood Parkway, Cape Coral
7 - 10 p.m.
Lights, Camera, Action! Grab your raft or noodle for a movie night at the Yacht Club Pool. Popcorn, candy, hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase. Movie starts at dusk. Adults: $5 and Child: $3
239-542-3903 
 
Garden Bros Circus
Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road, Fort Myers
4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
A family tradition for over 100 years! Exploding with high flying daredevils, BMX Extreme Stunt Team, Flash Mob Dancers, Pink Poodles, Clowns, the Human Canonball, Princesses, Heroes and Penguins! Come Early! Enjoy our Fun Zone with rides and 
activities. Meet and greet all the characters. Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Funnel Cakes, Sno Cones and more!  One and a half hours of surprises with sound, lights, music & special effects! 239-543-8368 
 

Saturday - 25
Christmas In July - Santa Visits
The Shell Factory and Nature Park 
2787 North Tamiami Trail North Fort Myers                                       
July 25 - 26 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
239-995-2141

BackPack Giveaway
Hammond Stadium 
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
6:05 p.m.
The Miracle will hand out a “back to school” backpack stuffed with supplies and great deals to the first 500 fans, ages 12 and under. Miracle vs Tampa 239-768-4210

Pixels Party 
Edison Park 8 Cinemas
2235 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m
Free gaming for kids of all ages, giveaways and photo ops. 239-334-7661

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

Superhero End of the Summer Reading Party!
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
3 p.m. 
Kids, tweens and teens invited. You may dress as a superhero. Test your skills and strength. There will be a balloon mine, laser field (crepe paper streamers) and light refreshments. 239-479-4636

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
 
Kids Club - Button Frame 
527 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
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

Juggling Workshop (teen)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Juggler Gerard Tricarico will display his juggling abilities and teach you how to do these amazing tricks as well.  
239-479-4636


Monday - 27
Teen Gaming Night
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 - 28
Superhero Crafts
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Location: Meeting Room Building
Use your super powers for good in this super-crafty program. Every child will be armed with a glue stick and Cape of Creativity while they make their way through superhero-themed craft stations. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

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

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

Summer Movie Express • Muppets, Most Wanted & Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG)
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 and
Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast 16 & IMAX in Fort Myers
July 28 - 29 • 10 a.m. 
Admission $1, Tuesday & Wednesday. www.regmovies.com


Wednesday - 29
Teen Summer Reading Party
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Share some stories, play games, take a chance and win some prizes and have some fun.   239-479-4636

Free Summer Fun Activities - Parachute Cord Barcelet
A.C. Moore, 
9370 6 Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
1 - 3 p.m.
Use assorted colors of para-cord to create a bracelet. 239-479-5196

Kids Crafting: Place Mat Weaving
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft
4610 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
10 a.m. - noon $20.  239-936-5811


Friday - 31
PBR Pro Touring Division
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
July 31 - August 1 • 8 p.m.
239-948-7825

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