Fun Family Events in September


Tuesday - 1
Family Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 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. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Boy Scout Month 
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
Sept. 1 - 29
Does your boy scout need to earn his Fishing or Rifle Shooting merit badge? You can sign up your scout at either the Customer Service Desk (located at the main entrance to the store), or the Operators Desk (located on the second floor behind the camo dept.)  Due to overwhelming popularity, class space is limited to the first 10 scouts to sign up! Local counselors will be on hand to help your scout take the necessary steps to earn either one or both badges!!  239-461-7800

Auditions Youth Theatre - 
Tom Sawyer & Hairspray Jr
Center for Performing Arts 
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
September 1 & 2 • 4 - 7 p.m. 
Tom Sawyer - ages 8 and Up including teens
Everyone is welcome to audition, no experience necessary. You will be paired and asked to read from the script. No advance preparation required. No monologue is necessary.
Hairspray Jr - ages 12 to 19
All actors should be prepared to sing, dance and act. You must bring in 16 bars of a prepared song, CD and MP3 accompaniment is allowed without lyrics or you can sing without music. Happy Birthday will do just fine for a song. You will be paired and asked to read from a script. No advance monologue is required. Please don't be intimidated. Everyone is welcome. Come dressed to move, no flip-flops please. You will be taught a short dance routine in a group by the choreographer. The whole audition process will take 1-2 hours. Call 239-495-8989 to schedule audition time!

Live “Angry Birds” (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Play an "in real life" version of this popular video game! First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Writers' Workshop
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
6 p.m. 
Join local writers as they meet each month to practice, share, and discuss various literary art forms, such as, poetry, short stories, novels, memoirs, plays, screenwriting and more. Meetings may vary to include classes, speakers and readings. All are welcome. Registration is requested. 239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22
11 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23
Children who start kindergarten with pre-reading skills have an advantage. They are ready to learn to read. Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun! First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Family Night: Sun Catcher Craft
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Create an amazing Sun Catche using Chick-Fil-A product lids to hang on your bedroom window. 239-433-9030

Toddler Tales
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22
Toddlers love activity and the chance to practice their growing language skills. This interactive and active time for toddlers and their favorite caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They’ll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22
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. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Book in a Box
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
Sept. 1 – 19
Available during normal library operation hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday: Noon – 8 p.m.; Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The fantastic Book in a Box creations will be on display in the Kidspace and we want the world to come and admire the projects.  239-479-4636

Family Night - Firefighters and police officers
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
1790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m
Join us tonight for tattoos and cool crafts. 239-242-8748


Wednesday - 2
Family Storytime
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs

Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers

North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 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

Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23
9:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26
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. 239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero

Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers

Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers

East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23
Children attend this program independently while the caregiver waits nearby. Children who start kindergarten with pre-reading skills have an advantage. They are ready to learn to read. Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books, and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. The stories and activities are more complex, but just as fun! Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Toddler Tales
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23
Toddlers love activity and the chance to practice their growing language skills. This interactive and active time for toddlers and their favorite caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They’ll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. 239-479-4636

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 - 3
Baby Rhyme Time
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral

East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
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

Toddler Tales
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
This interactive time for toddlers ages 18-36 months and their favorite caregiver will include storytelling, wordplay, fingerplays and music-making designed to advance 
pre-reading skills. Caregivers are encouraged to participate to model storytime behavior. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres

Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia

Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3, 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

Puppies and Pajama Party AT Dog’s Nite Out 
Coconut Point – Lake Shops by Tony Sacco’s
23106 Fashion Drive, Estero
6 - 8 p.m.
Grab your slippers, sweatpants and all your favorite cozy clothes, because Dog’s Nite Out at Coconut Point is back!  
Show off your precious pooch and meet other like-minded, four-legged friends at the event, which will feature giveaways for dogs in pajamas, a raffle to win a dog bed, vendors, and music. Looking for a furry new addition to your family? Local groups Golden Rescue and 45 mph Couch Potato Greyhound Adoptions will be on-site with animals looking for a loving home. Dogs Night Out is sponsored by Florida Veterinary and Referral Services and 24 Hour Emergency Hospital.
*Visitors wishing to adopt a dog will be required to submit an application at the event. Free and open to the community.! 239-992-9966
 
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 Aug. 13. Registration is required.  239-479-4636


Friday - 4
Family Storytime
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
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 - 5
Tween Saturdays
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
1 p.m. 
Decorate a back-to-school notebook with mod podge, superhero pictures, magazine and graphic novel cut-outs and more!  For grades 6-8. 239-479-4636
 
Flats Invitational Redfish Challenge
Kids’ Fishing Tournament 
The Marina at Cape Harbour, Cape Coral
Saturday, September 5 • 10 a.m. - noon
Featuring Ronald McDonald! The first 100 children to pre-register receive lunch with Ronald at noon. Live and silent auctions, dinner and awards begin at 5 p.m. For a $20 donation each child will receive a tournament entry, t-shirt, fishing rod, trophy, and lunch with Ronald McDonald! To register, visit www.mcflats.com. 

Kids Club -  Football Windsock
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 & up.  239-274-5509

Free Kids Fishing 
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The first Saturday of each month. So grab the the whole Family and come join all the excitement! All equipment is provided. 239-461-7800

KIDding Around
Bell Tower Shops
13499 US 41, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - noon
Join us for a variety of activities and sponsors that change each month, including Bounce House fun, Free face painting by Merica’s Fun Face Painting, Cheshire Cat Fine Toys, EcoBaby & Home and TGI Friday’s plus much more. 239-489-1221

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 and live cooking by local chefs. Do you have fruit from a few backyard trees, a good tomato crop from the kitchen garden, or some berries gathered in an outing? If so, we’d like to help you bring it to the community. Barter is encouraged, trade your small crop for market items you may need.  239-939-2787 

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Football Toss Game
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m. - noon
Come learn how to make a football toss game. 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

Flats Invitational Redfish Challenge-Kds’ Fishing Tournament 
The Marina at Cape Harbour, Cape Coral
10 a.m.– noon 
Featuring Ronald McDonald! The first 100 children to pre-register receive lunch with Ronald at noon. Live and silent auctions, dinner and awards begin at 5 p.m. For a $20 donation each child will receive a tournament entry, T-shirt, fishing rod, trophy, and lunch with Ronald McDonald! To register, visit www.mcflats.com.


Sunday - 6
Family Fun Pack at the Ball Park
Hammond Stadium
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
11:05 a.m.
For $25, get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 soda vouchers and a game program. Enjoy a pregame catch on the field and kids spring the bases after the game! Miracle vs. Charlotte. 239-768-4210

Sunday Funday at the Butterfly Estates 
1815 Fowler Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The first Sunday of every month the Florida Native Butterfly Society opens its doors to the public with free admission. Our purpose is to expose as many people as we can to the importance of Florida's incredible butterflies. We hope to inspire guests to plant butterfly gardens to support and increase the natural populations. Enjoy many new vendors every month, kids projects and activities. Please be our guest and join us for a beautiful day. 239-690-2359


Monday - 7
Labor Day Family BBQ 
Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.   239-995-2141
 
Family BBQ Fun Day 
The Shell Factory & Nature Park,
2787 North Tamiami Trail, N. Fort Myers
Monday, September 7  
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The event will feature live music, special Fun Park Package, 2 for 1 admission to the Nature Park and a special holiday cookout menu and the Soaring Eagle Zip Line. www.shellfactory.com
 
Family Night: Labor Day Savings
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m
Come in a receive a coupon for an entree item good for 3 months.  239-433-9030


Tuesday - 8
Family Night: Main Street Family Dental
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m. 
Main Street Family Dental will be hosting Family Night with coloring sheets and prizes.  239-433-9030

Family Night - Celebrate our grandparents
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
1790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m. 
Were decorating picture frames and munching on yummies at the sundae bar! 239-242-8748

Safe Route to School - Pedestrian and Bike Safety (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
4 p.m. 
Join the local chapter of Florida Safe Routes to School (SRTS) led by All Children's Hospital, for a program designed to make it safe, easy and convenient for children and adults to walk and bicycle to school. Free bike helmets for students while supplies last! 239-479-4636

Safe Route to School - 
Pedestrian and Bike Safety
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
4 p.m. 
Join the local chapter of Florida Safe Routes to School (SRTS) led by All Children's Hospital, for a program designed to make it safe, easy and convenient for children and adults to walk and bicycle to school. Free bike helmets for students while supplies last! 239-479-4636

Build and Play: Mini Golf at the Library!
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Fore! Kids will work together in teams to build mini golf course obstacles and then put them all together to play a full course. For kindergarteners to fifth-graders. Registration begins Aug. 18.  239-479-4636

East County Anime Club(teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 8, 22
For teens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. 239-479-4636

Junior Ranger Adventures: 
A House for Hermit Crab! 
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a park ranger for a reading of A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle, a wonderful story with a positive message, one which readers of all ages should appreciate: Change, however frightening at first, can bring with it wonderful opportunities to celebrate literacy month. Hermit Crab has outgrown his first shell, and, as hermit crabs do, he must look for a new house. Nervous and a little frightened, the crab plucks up his courage and finds a shell that's big enough for him. The only problem is that it's very bare. That's where his fellow undersea creatures come in: a sea anemone offers to decorate the outside, a starfish the inside; an industrious sea snail, a fortress-protecting sea urchin, and an illuminating lantern fish move in as well. The story will be followed by a fun environmentally friendly craft created with a park ranger. 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 4-12. FEES: Bring a book to donate to a local library or show your library card to have your admission fee waived for this special event. Pre-registration for this event is required, spaces are limited. To register, please call the Ranger Station at 239-463-4588.


Wednesday - 9
After School Crew: Amazing Animal Adventures
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
Weekly stories and activities featuring amazing animals
 from around the world. For kindergartners to fifth-graders.  239-479-4636

Teen Beading Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Create a new beading project idea to take home. 
Instructions and supplies are provided. Registration is required. 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


Friday - 11
Les Miserables: School Edition
Cultural Park Theater 
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
Sept. 11 -  20
Les Misérables has been seen by more than 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. After its 29th year it is still breaking box-office records everywhere. Now the talented Youth Actors, Singers and Dancers of the CPTC Players bring it to our stage. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. It is a fight for freedom and honor that epitomizes the human spirit. This is the first not to be missed musical of our 53rd Season. 239-772-5862


Saturday - 12
Drop-In Craft - Coffee Filter Art
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
2 – 3:30 p.m. 
Create lovely, colorful pieces of art using magic markers, coffee filters and water. All supplies provided. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

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

Kids Club - Bird Feeder
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

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

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

ADHD Training - After School Program Open House
SharpBrain
5245 Ramsey Way, Suite #1, Fort Myers
1 - 5 p.m. 239-839-1783

Melted Crayon Art
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
1 p.m. 
All supplies provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 239-479-4636

Special Needs Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Books, music, and sensory experiences for children age 3 to 12-years-old with special needs and their families. Registration begins Aug. 22.  239-479-4636

Parade of Heroes - Festival
Lafayette St. in the South Cape Coral
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Celebrate our 6th Anniversary & pay tribute to our 9-11 Heroes. The South Cape District Parade will feature - Law Enforcement- EMS- Military- Firefighters- - Marching Bands - decorative vehicles- Color Guards- floats bring the family For a day of fun  - Food and entertainment- games and rides for the kids.. Prizes & surprises. View the Parade on Lafayette St. in the South Cape! Enjoy the festival in our Leonard St. parking lot. 239-541-8704

Wet Walk
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers
Sept. 12 & 26 • 1 p.m.
Walk in clear, fresh rain water that can be waist deep.  Participants will exit wet, but not muddy.  You should allot two hours. The group size is limited to 16. Rain showers will not be a problem, but lightning will cause the trip to be cancelled. Children must be eight years or older.  Wear tie on/secure shoes (no flip flops), bring a change of clothing.  $10 donation to the Friends Education Fund is suggested.  A reservation is required. 239-533-7557


Monday - 14
Pirates in the Library
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
Learn to talk like a pirate just in time for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” Hear pirate stories, play games and a make your own pirate craft. 239-479-4636

Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 21, 28
Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome! Bring your own chess set or use one of ours.  239-479-4636

Free Florida's Reptiles Seminar - Lizards
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
1 - 2 p.m.
A fascinating program for anyone who is interested in reptiles. Learn about native and exotic species found in Cape Coral. There will be live specimens to see. These talks are free and open to all ages.  Please RSVP in advance. 239-549-4606

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! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and babies in the neighborhood. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Kids' Club: Make-and-Take Bookmark Craft
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, North Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m. 
What better way to hold your place in a book than with a bookmark you create yourself?  Bring your creativity, we'll supply the rest!  For ages 6 and up.  239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 14, 21
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. Registration is required.  239-479-4636

Toddler Tales
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
11 a.m. Mondays, Sept. 14, 21
Toddlers love activity and the chance to practice their growing language skills. This interactive and active time for toddlers and their favorite caregiver is designed to advance pre-reading and social skills. They'll experience storytelling, wordplay, felt board stories, fingerplays, puppets, singing, music-making, socializing, dancing and, of course, books. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Design A Fairy - Rainbow Magic Party
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Children in grades K-5 will make their own fairies and build a fairy house while listening to stories from Fairyland. Supplies provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636


Tuesday - 15
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 are available for this drop in program. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Family Night - Lets hear it for mom and dad!
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
1790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 -7 p.m. 
Tonight we are enjoying some good old fashioned board games. Just sit and enjoy time together as a family!  239-242-8748

Maze Runner Release Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4:30 p.m. 
Get ready for the upcoming movie based on the popular book with games and activities!  For sixth-graders and up. Registration begins Aug. 25.  239-479-4636

Family Night: Hooray Hooray for Wendy Kay!
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m
We will be hosting an all-day fundraiser for our very own Wendy Kay.  All the proceeds with benefit Galasonos Pediatric Hospital.  Come enjoy making a cupcake donated by Sweet Treats By Shell.   239-433-9030

Hispanic Heritage Family Celebration
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Will you try to break the pinata? Books, crafts, food, music and more. 239-479-4636

Wednesday - 16
Teen Anime Drawing Fan Club
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 

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

Moms Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75,
on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in MundoFox Playland
Mom’s receive a coupon for a free drink and treat from le macaron french pastries when you bring your kids to FREE Kids Crafts. 239-948-3766

Game'n (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.  - High School
4 p.m. - Middle School
A venue for all types of games: board, card or electronic. Light snacks provided.  239-479-4636 


Thursday - 17
Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 17, 24
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. Registration is required. 239-479-4636 
 
Preschool Alphabet Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Hooray for letters, from A to Z!  Discover fun alphabet stories and games for preschoolers. For ages 2 to 5.  Registration begins Aug. 27.  239-479-4636

Our First "ThINKER Thursday"!
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
4:30 p.m. 
Pine Island Public Library will feature a tinkerlab of various electronic devices, construction items, craft supplies and more. These include Sphero, Makey Makey and LEGO bricks, to name a few. Grades 6 and up. Supplies provided.. 239-479-4636


Friday - 18
Youth Center Date Night
Wm. "Bill" Austen Youth Center 
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6 - midnight
The is hosting Date Nights  the third Friday of each month so 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

Saturday - 19
Kids Art
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
11 a.m. 
Join us for a fun art project. 239-479-4636

September Teen Art
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Avenue, Bonita Springs
Noon 
Art fun for teens. 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 are 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

Curiosity Day
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
It all started with a little monkey who was very curious. Enter for a chance to win a Curious George keepsake. Fill out a banana shaped form telling us what you are curious about. Read a book about Curious George. Make a monkey mask to take home and enjoy other free activities. 239-479-4636

Crochet Class
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19
All supplies provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 239-479-4636
 
Fairy Tea Party 
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, September 19  • 11 a.m. - Noon
Enjoy treats, tea sandwiches, punch and tea in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear fairy or butterfly wings. Advance registration & payment is required at least one week advance and there is a limited number of spaces. (3-12 years) The Fairy Tea Party is also available as a private party – call to make special arrangements.  $15 Cape Residents / $23 Non-Cape Residents. 239-549-4606 

Kidgits Pirate Adventure Event
Edison Mall
4125 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 0 1 p.m.
ARGHHHHH... Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day with Edison Mall and the Pirates from Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise on Saturday, September 19 at the Dillard's Court.  Come dressed like a Pirate and join us for some pirate fun for the whole family.  This event is FREE. 239-939-1933

Kidgits Pirate and Princess Party
Coconut Point Mal - Children's Play Area!
23106 Fashion Dr, Estero
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ahoy mateys and fair maidens! It’s time to walk the plank and dress in your finest tiara, as we are celebrating with pirates and princesses. There’s no ARGH-uing that this will be fun for all! Get ready for your Happily Ever After… 239-992-9966

Curiosity Day
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Curious George presents Curiosity Day! Stories will be read by staff throughout the day. Learn how to draw Curious George, play Pin the Banana on the Tree and color your own George mask. Other take-away print-outs will also be available. 
239-479-4636

Kids Club - Fall Hand Print Tree
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
 
Yu-Gi-Oh (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
1 p.m. 
Are you a Yu-Gi-Oh pro, perfecting your skills or just beginning? Enjoy an afternoon with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiasts and pick up new strategies and techniques. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Archery 
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The third Saturday of each month. So grab the the whole Family and come join all the excitement! All equipment is provided. 239-461-7800

Wilton Candy Corn Characters Project
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft,    
4610 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
3:30 p.m. $35. 239-936-5811


Sunday - 20
Peace Day in the Park
Jaycee Park - Cape Coral
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Live Music, Meditation, Yoga, Fashion Show, Support Food Drive, Support Blood Drive, Art and Artisans, Food, Crafts,  Face Painting, Diverse Community Events, Health and Wellness Workshops, One of a kind Raffle, Lots of Fun For Everyone! Pets Welcome! 239-560-5224


Monday - 21
DIY Teen Crafts (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Prepare for Banned Books Week! Make banned book key chains or bracelets and take a competitive quiz to test your knowledge of banned books! 239-479-4636

Game Night for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Play Rock Band, Super Mario, Basketball and many other choices.  239-479-4636

Music Together
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
9:30 & 10:30 a.m. 
A highly interactive musical experience designed for young children and their caregivers, presented by Family Music Time. Please register all children who will be attending. Please be on time. Your registration is good until the start of the program. Registration is required. 239-479-4636


Tuesday - 22
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 

Family Night: Stamp Art
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.  
Create a picture using fun stamps.  239-433-9030


Family Night - Action Heroes to the rescue!
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
1790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m.
Make a super hero mask and jump in the photo booth for a picture with the cow fighting crime! 239-242-8748

Young Scientist Program 
Imaginarium Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
This exciting day offers families with preschoolers a fun-filled opportunity to explore educational exhibits, activities, and programs. Homeschool children of all ages learn together with their families, taking advantage of museum materials & knowledgeable education professionals. (ages 3-8) 239-321-7420


Wednesday - 23
Karaoke Café for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Teens come practice your Karaoke skills with friends. No registration is needed. Take turns, have fun and enjoy a drink in our teen café area! 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

Wacky Wednesday
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
3:30 p.m. 
Join Ms. Deanna for seasonal crafts and stories. For grades K-5. Supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Kids' Hand-Sewing Trick or Treats Pouches
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft,    
4610 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
5:30 p.m. $30. 239-936-5811


Thursday - 24
Homeschool Exploration: Science!
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Homeschoolers, come and explore the exciting world of science!  Experiments based on a variety of science fields will entertain and educate the whole family. For children 5 years old and up. Registration begins Sept. 3.  239-479-4636

Paracord Bracelets (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
4 p.m. 
This bracelet made of braided parachute cord looks awesome and can hold up to 550 lbs. Unraveling this bracelet in an emergency could act as a life saver. Have fun weaving your bracelet with friends. Supplies limited; first come, first served. 239-479-4636


Friday - 25
Family Playtime
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
11 a.m. - Noon
(1-2 yrs) Socialization is 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 239-574-0804

Mike Greenwell's 24th Annual Haunted Hike
35 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
7:30 - 11 a.m.
Our 24th Annual Haunted Hike is here! The Hike will run September 25th, 26th, October 2nd, 3rd 9th, 10th, 24th, 25th, 30th and 31st. This event starts at dark each of these nights. Our Haunted Hike is intense and intended to be scary. The General Admission ticket is $10 and our Fast Pass VIP ticket is $15. There are no refunds or exchanges on these tickets. Special Event parking is $2. 239-574-4386


Saturday - 26
School-Age Storytime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount Street, Fort Myers
11 a.m
This is interactive storytime includes books, activities and music. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636
 
Celebrate Public Lands! Lovers Key Scavenger Hunt
8700 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach
Saturday, September 26 • 8:30 a.m.
Participants will discover hidden gems of the park, as well as completing tasks along the route which make a positive impact on the environment. Participants must bring their own digital camera or cell phone with camera. Pre-Registration is required for this event and check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Scavenger Hunt will traverse through beautiful Lovers Key State Park for 2-2.5 miles all of which can be walked to, and some of which include uneven and/or sandy terrain. Teams should be 6 members or less. This is a family friendly event and kids are invited to participate but must be on a team with at least one adult. Refillable water bottles, sunscreen, hats, and bug repellent are highly recommended. 
Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, please contact the Ranger Station at 239-463-4588.
 
T-REX Planet 
Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers
September 26 - 27 • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
T-REX Planet is a North American traveling Dinosaur show. Lifelike dinosaurs, realistic scenes, real breathing dinosau museum quality dinosaurs, Dino rides, fossil dig, bounce house, face painting, moving dinosaurs & inflatables! General admission for adults and children ages 1 and older is $20/person. It includes tour of the Dino exhibit plus you get unlimited access to our basketball and soccer and Dinosaur Band. It also includes a free game: Dino Soar!, which can be downloaded from the Apple Store and Google Play Store. * General admission tickets include a tour of the dinosaur exhibit only, (tickets for dinosaur rides and dinosaur inflatables can be purchased at the event starting at $3 each. There is additional cost for face painting. Parking: $5. www.trexplanet.com 239-543-8368 

Kids Day
Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75,
on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, while supplies last. 239-948-3766

Royal Party
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
10 a.m. - noon
Come dressed in your favorite royal garment and believe that you are walking through a royal courtyard. Crafts, activities, music and dancing can be enjoyed by all. Parents, share in the fun, wear your costume, and take lots of pictures to capture this memorable event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2 years to under 7 years, $20/$30. 239-574-0804
 
Batman Day
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
I'm Batman. You're Batman. We're all Batman! DC Comics invites you to celebrate all things Batman. Activity sheets, trivia and games to be provided. 239-479-4636

Tropical Fun-Shine Polynesian Show
Rotary Park
5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral
7 - 9 p.m. 
This Polynesian dance show will have your heart pounding to tantalizing Tahitian beats. Swaying hula dancers will mesmerize you as they tell a story with their hula hands to music of the islands. Come watch some of the finest Polynesian performers in Southwest Florida. Luau refreshments are included; BYO wine, if you like. (All Ages) 239-549-4606

Kids Club -  Candy Corn Banner
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

Lowe’s Kid Clinic - Fire Truck with Safety Cards
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

Batman Day
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m. 
Calling all kids, teens and Batman fans! Stop by the programming room and check out some of our fun stations! Play the Batman board game and make your own bat car, mask and crafts. Come in costume if you choose. This is a drop in program; no registration is required.  239-479-4636

Monday - 28
LEGO Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Build and share LEGO creations. LEGOs provided. 239-479-4636

Kids' Crafting: Bird Houses
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft,    
4610 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
5:30 p.m. 
$25. 239-936-5811

Captain Underpants Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Games and crafts celebrating the coolest and grossest superhero of all time: Captain Underpants!  Tra-la-laaaa!  For kindergarteners to fifth-graders. Registration begins Sept. 8.  239-479-4636


Tuesday - 29
Battle Bots (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Boulevard N., Cape Coral
5 p.m. 
Learn to design and operate a remote-controlled robot. Then, enter a tournament that will test your skills, design and operation. 239-479-4636 

Family Night - Let’s say thank you to our veterans
Chick-fil-A at Pine Island Road
1790 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
5 - 7 p.m.
Don't miss the chance to give back to our local heroes. 239-242-8748

Family Night: Ice DreamSundae
Chick-fil-A - Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
5 - 7 p.m.
Come make an amazing Ice Dream Sundae using 10 of our delicious Toppings.  239-433-9030


Wednesday - 30
Tracks for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Location: Meeting Room Building
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 

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

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