Family Friendly Events for September!!!

So many events in September!! Kids shows, festivals, Dora& Diego, science, peace, horses and more!

The Wizard of Oz the Musical
The Cultural Park Theater, 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral
September 7 – 16 • 8 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays and matinees on Saturdays & Sundays at 3 p.m.

This heartwarming tale is based on L. Frank Baum’s immensely popular children’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” written in 1900. The story is centered around a young girl, Dorothy Gale, played by Marlo Moore, who has big dreams of adventuring out from her all too predictable home life of living on a farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. 239-772-5862

Free Movie & Concessions: Sherlock Gnomes
Cape Vineyard
923 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
Friday, Sept. 7 • 6 p.m.

Invite your family and friends! Everybody from the community is invited! 239-549-8075

Mad Science Day
William Austen Youth Center,
315 SW 2nd Avenue, Cape Coral
Saturday, Sept. 8 • Noon – 2 pm

Participants will have the chance to explore gak, clean mud, ooblick, and flubber. It will be a ooey gooey good time! This program is for grades K-5th. Parents are not required to stay. Registration is required. $10 per person. 239-242-3950

4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration featuring Dora and Diego
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
September 15 – 16 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Guests will be able to enjoy the entire zoo as usual this weekend, as well as take part in this special celebration that includes music, dancing, games by The Fantastic Party Factory, and the special guests! 239-262-5409

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party
Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
September 21 – 23

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen. Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around! 239-948-7825

Horse Interaction Day
Saddlewood Horse Club,
16111 Saddlewood Ln., Cape Coral
Saturday, Sept. 22 • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Come out to a fun-filled day this month for our Horse Interaction Day! Kids from 2 – 15 will be able to enjoy pony /horse riding, brush horses, pet, feed horses, hop in the bounce house, munch lunch, and have a blast with the live horse painting! $20 /child, lunch and all activities included, treat bag for every reg. child. Pre-register by phone or online to reserve your spot – limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card. 239-738-9300

Peace Day in the Park
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Sunday, Sept. 23 • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Awesome live music, art, vendors, pet adoption, yoga, face painting, raffles, lots of yummy food and a whole bunch of fun at this community event in honor of Peace Day. Free family event. 239-939-2787

The Cat in the Hat
Florida Repertory Theatre • Historic Arcade Theatre
2268 Bay St, Fort Myers
Saturday, September 29 • 1 p.m.

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure… but what will mum find when she gets home…? Fun for the whole family! 239-332-4665

Friendly Forest Fall Festival
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
Sept. 29 – 30 • 10 a.m.

We will have autumn-themed crafts and games as well as animal encounters, a decorated trail, photo opportunities, food trucks and much more! This is a 2-day family friendly event with something for everyone! $10 for adults and $5 for kids 3-12. Half price admission for members! 239-275-3435

— familynews