Looking Ahead

Fairy Tea Party
Rotary Park, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Enjoy tea sandwiches, treats, and punch in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear fairy or butterfly wings. Registration is required at least one week in advance as there are limited spaces available. No day of registraions will be accepted – we make the treats fresh for each party and need to know exactly how many children will be attending. For more information please call Rotary Park 239-549-4606


Tropical Beach Party
8700 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach
March 8 • 5:30 p.m.

Unusually chilly temperatures descended upon southwest Florida’s beaches last Thursday and changed plans for the scheduled “Tropical Beach Party” organized by FOLKS- the support organization for Lovers Key State Park. “Hard to have a real beach party when folks are wearing parkas“ commented FOLKS event organizers Sarah and Tim Horvatich.” We organizers as well as event ticket- holders all agree that rescheduling to March 8th will present a better circumstance for enjoying the pristine beach at Lovers Key and our musicians, caterers, and artists are all ready to refocus on what we predict will be a warmer and happier venue!” Reservations to the rescheduled Tropical Beach Party on March 8 are $50 per person. Contact Sarah at 513-503-8750


Lehigh Acres Spring Festival
Lehigh Acres Veterans Park
Friday, March 9th – Saturday, March 17th, 2018
-Monday through Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
-Saturdays and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Free admission!

A tradition since 1975, the Lehigh Acres Spring Festival will be returning to Veterans Park in March 2018, so save the date! This festival will feature carnival rides and games, craft fair, vendors, car show, chili cook-off, horseshoe tournament, Got Talent event, Idol contests for adults and juniors, pageants and a wide variety of foods! The Grand Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at 11 a.m.


Tropical Fun-Shine Polynesian Show
Rotary Park, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 10, 2018
7 p.m.

This Polynesian dance show will have 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-type refreshments are included and BYO wine if you like. Seats are $25 in advance, $35 at the door (provided there is still room) For more information please contract Rotary Park 239-549-4606


I’m So Egg-cited
The Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center, 315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
Saturday, March 24, 2018
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Your little one will enjoy hunting for eggs, decorating eggs, arts and crafts, and a special visit from the Easter bunny! $10 per child and guardians are not required to stay. Call 239-242-3950 to register.


The 24th Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt & Games!
In the church field across Vanderbilt Drive from the Royal Scoop
Located at 15 8th Street in Bonita Shores
(8 blocks south of Bonita Beach Road off Vanderbilt Drive)
Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.

The party will start at 10am with inflatables. The egg hunt will begin at 11:00am sharp with games and fun to follow.
Over 395,000 eggs have been filled in the twenty plus years the Royal Scoop has been hosting Bonita’s best and biggest egg hunt! What started as a small group of kids with a handful of eggs has transformed into the largest Easter event in Bonita with hundreds of kids hopping over to gather tens of thousands of eggs! It has become a tradition around these parts! Now the kids that came to the first hunts are bringing their kids. We are so happy to be a part of so many family memories! And, of course, this year will be no different! Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the Bunny trail to our 24th Annual Royal Scoop Easter Egg Hunt and Games! Yeah! Easter’s on its way! Gather up all your bunnies and hop on over to join us for an Eggciting day!
The event is FREE to the public, and children up to ten years of age are welcome to hunt our over 26,000 treat filled Easter eggs and play our Eggcellent Easter games from 10am to 1 pm in the church field across from our store located at 15 8th Street in Bonita Shores. Of course, the day wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will be on hand passing out candy and posing for pictures.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 31st. The party will start at 10am with our inflatables. Get here early and play while you wait for main event…the egg hunt! We will begin with the two to five year olds at 11am, followed by the six to ten year olds at 11:20am in a mad dash for our Easter eggs. We will be hosting a special group of visually impaired children from Lighthouse of Collier again this year for a hunt at 11:40am. Following the egg hunts, at 12pm, we will play a series of relay races including the bunny hop, the cone carry, the egg and spoon race and the ever-popular egg toss using, of course, RAW eggs! When we have finished the games around 12:30 p.m., we will begin our hands-free ice cream eating contest! The winner of course will receive an Eggcellent prize! A great family day wouldn’t be complete without our traditional barbeque, so join us for hamburgers and hot dogs while you’re here. We will have crafts, face painting, bounce houses and more to keep you busy throughout the party.
“Last year we had a great turnout and everyone had a fantastic time, so this year we are stuffing even more eggs and making lots of great Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream to ensure that every child leaves with lots of candy, a belly full of ice cream and sweet Easter memories,” commented David Zimmermann, owner of the Royal Scoop. The ice cream shop will be open throughout the event so you can cool off with your favorite flavor. For more information, call the store at 992-2000.