Calendar

 

March

Fri – 1
Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center Grounds,
11831 Bayshore Rd, N. Fort Myers
Through March 10
The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair is Back with Food, Fun and Rides for the whole Family! Nothing better than being at the Fair!  Free Shows include: Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, Sea Lions Splash, Ron Diamond Hypnosis Magic, Matt’s Family Jam, Billy Elvis Lindsey, Conjurer, Marc Dobson: One Man Band, Lady Houdini, The Moogician and  Tadpole the Clown! Don’t miss out on the 4H competitions, the livestock in the barns, creative living inside the Civic Center and much more. Vendors will also be in the Civic Center along with the School Booths. Kids 5 and under are FREE! 239-543-8368
Game Night at the Youth Center
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center 315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6:15  – 10 p.m.
Every Friday night, participants in grades 2-8 can enjoy playing the latest video games plus a fun night of activities including arts and crafts, dancing, air hockey and laser tag at the  The cost is just $10  per person including pizza and prizes will be given  239-242-3950.
Teen on the Table Craft: 
Mardi Gras Mask
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 – 6 p.m. March 1 – 30
It’s Mardi Gras. Come to the Teen Zone and create your own mask to get in the spirit. All supplies are provided while they last. For teens in grades 6-12.  239-479-4636
Women’s History Gallery Walk
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
March 1 – 31
Available during normal library operating hours. Join us for a Gallery Walk of women throughout history. Scan the QR code with your iPhone or Smartphone and learn a fact or two about these great women in history. Each week the gallery of women will change. This is a drop-in activity and you will receive directions from library staff.  239-479-4636
Mary Poppins, Jr.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic School 
2055 Heitman St, Fort Myers 
March 1 – 3 
Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. 239-334-7707
Fishing Clinic
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
March 1 & 7 • 10 a.m.
Join a Park Naturalist to learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line, and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing in SW Florida. You might even learn a few of the “secrets” or two. Reservations are required.  239-463-4588 Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Film Friday Outdoor Movie: 
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium 
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Come enjoy an outdoor movie under the stars with the whole family! Sit by the campfire and make s’mores with the kids if they get antsy during the movie!
Free admission, donations appreciated. Snacks & refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. 239-275-3435
Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment 
Immokalee Seminole Reservation
1195 East Main St, Immokalee 
March 1 – 3
Will feature Friday night and Saturday night concerts. Events will include alligator wrestling, live music, craft and food vendors. www.seminoleshootout.com
Celebrate Women’s History Month
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
March 1 – 9
Available during normal library operating hours. Browse display books on women’s history including the many talented women scientists. Participate in a dancing snake STEAM activity designed to encourage future scientists. 239-479-4636
Sat – 2 
Home Depot Kids Workshop: 
Clock Tray 
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m.  –  noon
Spark a conversation about one of the oldest inventions. Together you and your timekeeper can build a freestanding clock with easy-to-read numbers, movable hands and a storage tray to house reminders or important trinkets. Use as a learning clock to make telling time fun or as a tool to encourage the value of time. Once your clock is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. www.homedepot.com/workshops
Cape Coral Irish American Club Irish Festival
German American Social Club
2101 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral
March 2 – 3 • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Live Irish music, corned beef sandwiches and dinners, rides for the kids and crafts booths. www.capecoralirishfest.com
Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Storytime
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us for Storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author’s birthday. Get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! 239-437-0654
Southwest Florida Reading Fest
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
239-533-4826
Bilingual Family Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
10 a.m. 
Storytime en Español. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. For children up to age five.
239-479-4636
Free Kid’s Spring Fishing Classic Weekend
Bass Pro Shops Ft. Myers
10040 Gulf Center Dr., Ft. Myers
March 2 – 3
Kid’s  hours for Saturday (March 2):
Catch and Release Pond: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kid’s Workshop (the first 50 kids to attend will receive a Next Generation Patch): 2:30 p.m.
Crafts: noon – 5 p.m.
Kid’s  hours for Sunday (March 3)
Catch and Release Pond & crafts:  noon – 4 p.m. 239-461-7800
Under the Sea Pageant 
Edison Mall
4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
4:30 p.m.
Does your child enjoy being in front of an audience? Sunburst Model Search and Beauty Pageant  are always looking for new faces. Entry Forms available at Mall or enter at www.SunburstBeauty.com
Pugfest 2019 
Bell Tower Shops
Daniels Parkway & US 41, Fort Myers
11a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Featuring a motorcycle themed event sponsored by Haus of Trikes of Fort Myers, proceeds benefiting GCHS and Pug Nation of SWFL.  239-489-1221
Dancing Classrooms Spring Exibition
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
11 a.m. to noon in the Restaurant Piazza
Fifth-grade students from Lee County Public Schools demonstrate their ballroom dancing skills. 239-948-3766
Kids Club: Painted Rock Friends 
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a snowman canvas. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2-$5. 239-215-1730
Tropical Fun-Shine Polynesian Dance Show
Rotary Park
5505 Rose Garden Rd., 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-type refreshments are included and BYO wine if you like. $25 tickets in advance (by 3/1) or $35 at the door. Call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606 to register.
GreenMarket
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
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. The GreenMarket hosts neighbors and small growers who bring seasonal, very limited crops to market. Do you have fruit from a few backyard trees, a good tomato crop from the kitchen garden, or some berries gathered in an outing? Bring it to the community.  239-939-2787
Free Kid’s Fishing
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free Kid’s Fishing, bring the kids for a great time at the lake.We will supply the rods, bait and tackle. You supply the kids. A special treat this month…. FGCU Fishing Team members will be joining us for the day with the kids. This means more one on one with the little anglers. 239-461-7800
Science Saturday 
IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11a.m. – 2 p.m.
Science Saturday occurs on the 1st Saturday of every month. Interactive activities occur in designated stations throughout the center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are included with admission.  239-243-0043
Mon – 4
Women’s History Coloring and HER-story Crafting Activities
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
March 4 – 9
Available during normal library operating hours. Discover fun facts about women’s history while coloring and making an awesome HER-story family tree take-home craft. No registration required. 239-479-4636
Baby Rhyme Time
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m. 
During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, sing, read books and dance. An informal playtime will follow the program. Registration is required.  239-479-4636
Tue – 5 
Family Fun Movie Night
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
5:30 p.m. 
A magical adventure based on a children’s classic book. This movie is rated PG (parental guidance suggested) as some material may not be suited for children.  239-479-4636
Chess Anyone?
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5, 19
Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. 239-479-4636
Family Night: Shamrock Craft 
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for Leprechaun fun and a fun shamrock craft  239-433-9030
Family Golfing Night
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4 – 6 p.m. 
Tuesday, March 5
Spend some time with your family and friends while playing a round of mini golf (or two) at the
library. Drop in any time from 4 – 6 p.m. No registration required.  239-479-4636
Teen: COAL
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2:30 p.m. Tues, March 5, 12, 19, 26
High School students do you need service hours? Northwest Regional Library has a solution. COAL (Compassion, Openness, Acceptance and Learning) is a new program available for teens discussing relevant topics, introducing presenters and connecting with the community. Light snacks will be provided.  239-479-4636
Teens and Tech
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Learn techie things that can teach things. Prizes for participants.  239-479-4636
D&D for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
This is a monthly collaborative storytelling group for teens. No registration is required. Members will be added as the group grows.  239-479-4636
Teen Book Club
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
2 p.m. Tues., March 5, 12, 19, 26
In the mood for a good book? Teen Book Club has what you need. Drama, comedy, mystery, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, romance and much more. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. 239-479-4636
Wed – 6
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – noon 
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
Teen Tech Day
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 – 6 p.m. 
Celebrate Teen Tech Week with our Sphero+ robots and Super Nintendo games. Drop-in to program, play and have loads of fun. All supplies and games will be provided.  239-479-4636
Teen Writers’ Workshop
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
2 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6, 27
Join teen writers as they meet to practice, share and discuss poetry and fiction. For grades 9-12. 239-479-4636
Teen Anime Drawing Fan Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., 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
After School Crew: Florida
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27
Weekly stories and activities with a focus on Florida.  For grades K-5.  239-479-4636
Tween Depot Study Hall
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27
If you need a quiet place to study, access to resources and are in grades 5-8, we’re the place for you. Come one, come all and come to prepared to work. 239-479-4636
Cape Coral Kids Book Club: “Framed!”
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3:30 p.m. 
When a theory of how to solve small problems lands him on the FBI’s speed dial, Florian Bates finds that his problems just got a lot bigger than homework. Come along for the ride on this madcap mystery and join us at the library to discuss the book over snacks. Please come prepared by reading the book. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
Budweiser Clydesdales Meet & Greet
31 Produce & Mining Co. 
18672 State Rd 31, Alva
2  – 4 p.m.
Meet the horses & face painter. 239-313-8213
Alligator Program
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a Park Naturalist for an interesting talk about our local Alligators. Learn why alligators are an important part of our SW Florida ecosystem, what makes them so incredible, and why they are so commonly misunderstood. Learn what you can do to safely co-exist with them, and how you can help protect them. Reservations are required. 239-463-4588 Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Cereal Stories and More
North Fort Myers Public Library 
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Tomorrow is National Cereal Day. Get ready with our favorite porridge story and lots of fun activities. For children up to age 5.  239-479-4636
Thu – 7
91st Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo
Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo 
2450 Roan Street, Arcadia
March 7 – 10
Gates open at 11 a.m., Rodeo begins at 2 p.m. 1-800-749-7633
Teen Book Social
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
Read any good books lately? Need some recommendations from your peers? Come to our book social and share what you’re reading while bonding over snacks and games. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636
Thumbprint Art
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
3:30 p.m. 
Did you know that you can draw all kinds of creatures and scenes with your thumb, a stamp pad and some ink pens? Kids ages 5-9 are invited to make thumbprint art.  239-479-4636
Bubblemania
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Location: N. Cornog Plaza
Go nuts over these soapy spheres and dance to some favorite kids’ tunes. All ages welcome.  239-479-4636
Sanibel Shell Festival
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
March 7 –  9 
239-472-2155
Budweiser Clydesdales
March 7: Shell Factory, 2787 N. Tamiami Trail.,  N. Ft Myers 
1 – 3 p.m.
March 8: Century Link Stadium, 14100 6 Mile Cypress, Ft. Myers 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 9: Shrimp Parade, Ft Myers Beach 
10 a.m. – noon
March 10: Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Parkway & US4, Ft. Myers
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdales will once again be visiting the area!  Bring out the entire family for this free family day of fun and photos!
Teen Advisory Group
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:15 p.m. 
Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through monthly service projects at the library. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects, and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. New projects every month. Registration is not required.  239-479-4636
Books and More
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Join us for a story plus more. We will explore a book and then do something more – a project to get our creative juices flowing. Dress for mess.  For ages 2-12. Registration required.  239-479-4636
Storybook Character Festival
Northwest Regional Library, 519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Thursday, March 7 • 10:30 a.m. 
In honor of the national event, Read Across America, we will be holding a Storybook Festival for all of the children’s book characters we love. There will be crafts, activities and much more throughout the Youth Service Room. This program is geared toward ages 2-5. No registration required. 239-479-4636
Fri – 8 
Star Party
Rotary Park
5505 Rose Garden Rd., Cape Coral
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Join the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society for a fun, free evening of night sky observation at Rotary Park. Beginning just after sunset, take a look through several telescopes and talk to experts from the society about what can be seen.  This is fantastic fun for people of all ages! 239-549-4606
Elementary Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Homeschoolers ages 5-10 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a fun and educational activity. We’ll engage in science experiments, technology, crafting and making of all types. This is also an opportunity to learn about research tools that the library has to offer for home educators and their children. Registration is required.  239-479-4636
Meet Captain Marvel at AMC
AMC Merchants Crossing 
16 Theaters
15201 N Cleveland Ave, North  Fort Myers
6  – 8 p.m. 239-995-9303
Free Movie In The Park – Despicable Me 2
Centennial Park
2000 W. First St.  Fort Myers 
7 p.m.
Join us for a FREE “Movie In The Park” featuring a special showing of “Despicable Me 2” on a large inflatable screen.  Food trucks with special pricing will be on site. www.cityftmyers.com
Backyard Nature
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
(4-7 yrs) Let’s encourage less screen time and more communing with nature! Your child will enjoy a fun evening of learning about nature and activities along with crafts that they can use to help enjoy their own backyard with family and friends. Parents are not required to stay.$10 Res/$12 Non-Res. 239-574-0804
Teen Tech Week
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
March 4 –  8
2 – 4 p.m. – Grades 9 – 12
4 – 6 p.m. – Grades 6 – 8
Check out the teen tech table. Each day will feature a different technology. Be sure to stop in every day to discover something new and possibly take home something you make with the technology. 239-479-4636
Family Movie Night at The Edison
Edison Restaurant
3583 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Bring your Blankets and Chairs!! We have an amazing night planned to bring all our Allen Park Families together to watch “The Goonies” under the stars.  Cost will be $10 per person (children 3 and under are free with a paid adult).  Your entry fee will include ALL YOU CAN EAT hot dogs, brats, chicken nuggets and features a FRENCH FRY BAR with all the fixins.  We will have live music, cornhole, City of Ft. Myers fire truck, Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary and RAIN Animal Rescue.  Also available for purchase will be balloon animals, glow sticks, popcorn, Kona Ice and a drinks and full menu from the restaurant. 239-936-9348
Baby Rhyme Time
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
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
Just One Story
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Fridays, March 8, 15, 22
Have fun reading a story and singing songs.  239-479-4636
Sat – 9
Kids Club: Tulip Time 
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a snowman canvas. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent  or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2-$5. 239-215-1730
Sun Splash Opens for 2019 Season
Sun Splash Family Waterpark
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 9 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get ready to splish, splash and slide into another season of aquatic fun at Sun Splash Family Waterpark! The City of Cape Coral’s 14+ acre waterpark will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends only starting Saturday, March 9 and daily for spring break (March 15-24) during the months of March & April. The water park will also be open on Friday, April 19. www.SunSplashWaterpark.com
Interactive Movie
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Join in the action with a teenage girl as she fakes it till she makes it in the Chinese army. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, and be a part of all the shenanigans in this interactive movie experience. ​Registration is requested. Interactive props provided. Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served. 239-479-4636
Special Needs Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Books, music and sensory experiences
for children ages 3-12 with special needs and their families. Registration required. 239-479-4636
Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival & Parade
Lynn Hall Park, Fort Myers Beach
March 9 – 10 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Shrimp Festival parade on March 9, 10 a.m.
R.E.A.D. to Dogs
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
11 a.m.
R.E.A.D. companions are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children.  239-479-4636
You Are My Happy Storytime
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
In this charming book from Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb, a mama bear and her cub cuddle together for a good night’s sleep and reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy. Join us for Storytime, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. 239-437-0654
LEGO Architecture Event
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Join fellow builders to construct the newest in the LEGO Architecture series, San Francisco. 239-437-0654
Flitter, Flutterday
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Learn about butterflies then join us for butterfly crafts.  239-479-4636
Science Saturday
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kids learn by doing interactive science projects in WINK Playland.  239-948-3766
Horse Interaction Day 
Saddlewood Horse Club,
16111 Saddlewood Ln., Cape Coral
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
11th Annual March in the Park
Jaycee Park  
4125 SE 20th Place, Cape Coral
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 With over 40 vendors there will be something for everyone. A kids booth, with a face painter, will have activities and take home projects for all ages. Admission and parking are free. 239-257-2654
6th Annual Charter Authority Rally – “Rally on the Green”
Cape Royal Golf Club, 
11460 Royal Tee Cir., Cape Coral
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Rally is a family event that provides a fun-filled day for our students and their families as well as the local community and this year will include a golf tournament and outing! The event includes Rides and games, food vendors, entertainment from our many school clubs, headline performance by local band Iconic, and an online auction. Admission and parking are free! Tee times may be purchased online and wristbands for rides and games are available for $5 on the day of the event!
STEAM Saturday
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
10 a.m. 
Join us for family-friendly STEAM exploration. Each month will feature a different activity based on the aspects of STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to build, learn and play together. For grades K-5 with an adult. 239-479-4636
Interactive Movie
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 p.m. 
Join in the action with a teenage girl as she fakes it till she makes it in the Chinese army. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, and be a part of all the shenanigans in this interactive movie experience. ​Registration is requested. Interactive props provided. Supplies are limited and will be first come, first served.  239-479-4636
Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m. Saturday, March 9
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27
During this special storytime for babies up to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.  239-479-4636
Movie in the Park
North Fort Myers Community Park,
2000 North Recreation Park Way, North Fort Myers
Movie begins at 7 p.m.
The PG-rated animated comedy adventure “Smallfoot” will be the main feature. The animated movie offers a spin on the Bigfoot phenomenon. “Smallfoot” focuses on a yeti who is convinced that the elusive creatures called “smallfoot” that inhabit the world actually do exist and aren’t myths passed down through the generations. Popcorn and snow cones from Southern Snoballs will be available for purchase.. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. 239-533-7200.
Sun – 10
Budweiser Clydesdales
Bell Tower Shops, Daniels Parkway & US 41 Fort Myers
1 – 3 p.m. 239-489-1221
Taco Fest 2019
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The 93X Taco Fest is a lively food-fiesta held at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs and Centennial Park in Downtown Fort Myers each year. All restaurants feature at least one $2 Taco on their menus. Along with delicious taco dishes, guests will also enjoy live music and an extensive children’s area.  $10 admission for ages 3 and older.  All children’s activities are free. www.93xfm.com
Taste of the Cape
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral 
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Join us in the park for a wonderful afternoon of great taste! This expanded community event celebrates both culinary arts and music. Sample an international array of great food from more than 20 local restaurants, plus a wide variety of craft beers, margaritas and wine. Enjoy musical performances from local bands and finish the day with another sensational Symphony at Sunset. Enjoy a selection of light classical, pops, and Broadway favorites in a beautiful Southwest Florida setting—from Southwest Florida’s premier community orchestra the Gulf Coast Symphony! tasteofcapecoral.com
Mon – 11 
Homeschool Hangout
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
10:30 a.m. 
This program is going to be STEAM-tastic. Registration is not required, but space is limited.  239-479-4636
Junior STEAM Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Welcome to Junior STEAM Club. Each month will feature a different STEAM related theme for children ages 3-5. Get creative with books and activities that feature math, science, engineering, arts and building. Registration is required.  239-479-4636
Spring Kids Crafts
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m.
Create your own designs to celebrate spring and St. Patrick’s Day. Multiple crafts will be provided for children of all ages. All supplies provided by the library. 239-479-4636
Game Night
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5 p.m.
Come and play a variety of board and card games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages. 239-479-4636
Marvel Movie Monday
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
2 p.m.
Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to this movie showing. Please bring your own refreshments.  239-479-4636
Game Night
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5 p.m. 
Come and play a variety of board and card games at this monthly drop-in program for all ages. 239-479-4636
St. Patrick’s Day Crafting
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
2 – 6 p.m. Monday, March 11 – Friday, March 15
Children of all ages are invited to take make a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft in the Youth Services Department.  239-479-4636
Get Off the Couch Games
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Get off the couch and drop in for some crazy games.  For ages 2-12. 239-479-4636
Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
3:30 p.m. 
Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For grades 2 – 6. Some activities may be messy, so dress for mess.  All children attending must be registered.  239-479-4636
 Tue – 12
Bored? Game Night!
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
5:30 p.m. 
Drop in for an evening of tabletop games. Bring your family, friends and neighbors, or meet new people in your community. The library has tons of games to choose from, but you’re welcome to bring your own. This month’s featured game is Azul. All ages are welcome; children under 13 must be
accompanied by a participating adult.  239-479-4636
Preschool Dance Party
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Rock out to some amazing music, use the parachute and instruments and dance until you drop during this super energetic program. Little ones will be naptime ready after our preschool dance party. This program is appropriate for walkers through age 5.  239-479-4636
Anime Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. We watch anime together and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18.  239-479-4636
Top Secret Spy Training
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
Put sneaky spy skills to the test at this Spy Training Academy where you will learn to work with secret codes, play spy games and other top-secret things. For grades K – 5.  Registration required.  239-479-4636
St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Tales
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
March 12 – 16
Available during normal library operating hours. Check out our display books on St. Patrick’s
Day and Irish tales. Make a funny face shamrock to take home. 239-479-4636
Lucky Crafts (teen)
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Noon – 3 p.m.
Patrons will have a chance to create St. Patrick’s Day themed crafts and learn a little bit about the traditions and history of the holiday. The use of glue, glitter and markers will be part of the fun. As always, dress for the mess.  239-479-4636
Family Night: Cow-A-Bingo
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5-7 p.m.
Join us for family Bingo, our biggest family night of the month. Come enjoy the fun and win great prizes and food! 239-433-9030
Lego Kids
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Explore engineering and math with Lego bricks. All materials supplied. For grades K-5. Space is limited. Registration required. 239-479-4636
Precious Pirates
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m. 
Enjoy pirate-themed activities with your 2-5 year old. Registration required.   239-479-4636
Homeschool Connections: 
Ancient Greece
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11:30 a.m. 
Explore a time or place, discover or rediscover art, games and more. Visit the Cape Coral Public Library for suggested reading for this very special program. Registration is requested as space is limited. Your registration is good until the start of the program. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636
Wed – 13
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – noon 
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
Up, Up and Away
North Fort Myers Public Library 
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Join us as we take flight with special stories and parachute fun.  239-479-4636
Special Needs Sensory Storytime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The library’s welcomingenvironment will create a positive experience for children ages 2-5. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program.  239-479-4636
Preschool Play Dough Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Preschoolers, join us at the library for some Play-Doh fun. Get creative with our Play-Doh Fun Factories or explore your letters, shapes and numbers formed with Play-Doh. For ages 2 – 5.  Registration required.  239-479-4636
Books and Bites for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Read your favorite “Diaries” book this month and share it with friends as we enjoy tea and cookies. Registration is requested but not required.  239-479-4636
Thu – 14
Discovery Baby
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m.
For babies up to 23 months. This special interactive program is a play date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Come and discover lots of easy literacy activities, rhymes and more. Please dress babies for some messy play.  Registration required.  239-479-4636
Emerging Inventors: Art, Naturally
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
For children ages 1-5, Emerging Inventors programs include story and music time, socializing with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the homes, gardens, and museum at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. Express your inner creativity through crafts inspired by nature, such as fish prints and leaf design, along the banks of the Caloosahatchee. 239-334-7419
Teen Open Art Zone
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 – 5:30 p.m. 
Creativity is intelligence having fun. At least according to Albert Einstein. Go ahead, give the right side of your brain a break for the afternoon and let that left side run wild during an afternoon of open art in the Teen Zone. We supply the materials and you do the rest. For teens in grades 6-12.  239-479-4636
43rd Annual Collier Fair
Collier Fairgrounds
751 39th Ave NE, Naples
Mar 14 – Mar 24
Fri – 15
Special Needs Sensory Storytime
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m. 
This storytime emphasizes books, music, and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs.
The library’s welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children ages 3 – 12 with special needs.  239-479-4636
Disney On Ice presents Frozen
Hertz Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
March 15 – 17
Disney On Ice Presents Frozen comes to Southwest Florida March 15-17 at the Hertz Arena in Estero. The complete adventure of the Academy Award-winning tale will be told live in this Feld Entertainment, Inc. production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all.
Tickets are on sale at www.disneyonice.com
Spanish Storytime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Join us for stories and songs in Spanish with Maestra Barbara. For kids of all ages and families. 239-479-4636
Clay Play
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
11 a.m.
(2-3 yrs) Help your child develop his/her fine motor skills through clay play. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Clay recipes given at the end of each class. $5 Res / $6 Non-Res (per class) 239-574-0804
Sat – 16
History Saturday 
IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11a.m. – 2 p.m.
History Saturday occurs on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Interactive experiences above and beyond IMAG’s 60+ exhibits are stationed throughout the center. These activities are included in the price of admission. 239-243-0043
How to Catch a Leprechaun Storytime
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Ft. Myers
11 a.m.
You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap, but leprechauns are quick and sneakier than you may think. Will you ever catch one? Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for
a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! 239-437-0654
Meet Spiderman at Nathan’s!
Nathan’s Famous SWFL
Fort Myers & Cape Coral
Noon – 3 p.m.
Come meet your friendly neighborhood Spiderman at Nathan’s Famous!!!  He will be swinging into both of our Nathan’s Famous SWFL locations on March 16! He will be in Cape Coral from noon to 1 p.m. and in Fort Myers from 2 – 3 p.m. 239-277-5600
Leprechauns and Limericks Event
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Ft. Myers
2 p.m.
Join us to get your official leprechaun name, become a master limerick writer, learn how to leprechaun-proof your home, and take home fun giveaways as we celebrate the release of Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles.  239-437-0654
Family Yoga with Kathryn
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. 
A FREE 45-minute beginners’ yoga class for families with toddlers to tweens in WINK Playland. Bring your own mat. 239-948-3766
Gator Fest 2019
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There will be all kinds of animals to see and of course GATOR shows! Face painting, shaved ice and more.
239-768-0309
Kids Club: Rainbow Bright 
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a snowman canvas. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.$2-$5. 239-215-1730
Lego Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Legos provided for use during this program.  239-479-4636
Sun – 17
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Noon – 9 p.m.
Live music, face painting, dancing, bag pipes parade, shopping & dining! 941-575-3007
Baby Leprechaun Races
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
Registration at 11 a.m.
Join Miromar Outlets for this fun event in which babies must crawl past the finish line to compete for prizes in WINK Playland.  239-948-3766
Mon – 18
Writing Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5 p.m. 
Do you love writing fanfiction? Poetry? Short stories, novels or essays? Then join other interested writers for a writing session followed by a chance to share your work for feedback. You are encouraged to bring your own supplies as the library has a limited number of laptops and notebooks. For ages 11 up. 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.   239-479-4636
Osmo Mania
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
March 18 – 19
Join us as we explore, learn and create with Osmo tech toys. For children age five and up.  Registration required. Participants can register for one session. 239-479-4636
Camp Half Blood Demigod Challenge
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 p.m. Monday, March 18
Do you have what it takes to be a Demigod? For one day only, come to the Cape Coral Public Library and test your mettle with a series of challenges and see if you will be claimed by the gods. Registration is required.
239-479-4636
Spring into a Good Craft
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
2 – 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 22
Spring into spring with a fun craft, just in time for the equinox. Crafting will be held in the Youth Services Department.  239-479-4636
Tue – 19
Family Night: Craft Fun
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Bring your creativity for a night of arts and crafts! 239-433-9030
Manatee Talk
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Meet with a Park Naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about our local Manatees.  Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them.  Reservations are required.  239-463-4588. Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Pizza Taste-Off Madness
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m. 
Teens will blindly taste pizza from different establishments and vote for their favorite without knowing where the pizza is from, as well as enjoying artsy pizza activities.  Drop in.  239-479-4636
STEAM Club: Sphero Obstacle Course
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
Be ready for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Please dress appropriately for the creative process (dress for mess.) ​For grades K – 5. Registration required.  239-479-4636
It is Springtime
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
March 19 – 23
Check out display books on spring and see a butterfly nursery where children can observe the butterfly life cycle. The butterflies will be released when they are ready to fly. 239-479-4636
Little Racers
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Children ages 2-5 will build and race through our little library town with cars, trucks and anything that zooms. Bring your own matchbox cars or use ours.  239-479-4636
Wed – 20
Sensational Sharks
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a Park Naturalist for an interesting and fun talk about Sharks. Discover why sharks, which are often feared, are an incredible group of animals which are commonly misunderstood. Explore why they’re important to our ecosystem, and learn what you can do to help protect them. Reservations are required.  239-463-4588. Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Tween Art Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Create a new art project each month.  Registration is required.  239-479-4636
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – noon 
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
Paw Patrol Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Preschoolers, join Ryder and the PAW Patrol gang as we work together on missions to protect Adventure Bay.
For ages 2 – 5.  Registration required.  239-479-4636
It’s Spring
North Fort Myers Public Library 
50 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Join us as we welcome spring with colorful finger painting. Toddlers and preschoolers welcome.  239-479-4636
K-5 Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
10 a.m. 
Storytime is not just for babies or preschoolers anymore. Students in grades K-5 are invited to a storytime craft program created just for them.  239-479-4636
Moms Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. to noon
Free treats for moms while their children have fun at Kids Crafts in WINK Playland.  239-948-3766
Thu – 21
Little Physicists
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m.
You can never be too young to start physics practice. Fun will be had with magnets, gravity, distance, speed and more. For ages 2-5. Registration required.  239-479-4636
Fri – 22
Welcome Spring
North Fort Myers Public Library 
50 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Join us for fun and colorful caterpillar and butterfly crafts. Children in grades K-5 are welcome.  239-479-4636
Family Friendly Comedy Show with BJ Odom and opening act Nathan Wallace
Lake Kennedy Center
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
7 p.m.
Bring your kids or grandkids to this family friendly standup comedy night at Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral! Pizza, veggies and dip, chips, and drinks will be provided for this $10 ticket price. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m. $10 per person, includes pizza, chips, cookies, and punch. Call for tickets, 239-574-0575
Perler Bead Craft
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
10 a.m.
There’s so much to bead about. Join us for this fun beading craft for grades K-5.  239-479-4636
Bilingual Storytime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
9:30 a.m. 
Stories and songs in both English and Spanish. This program is for children up to age 5.  239-479-4636
Gopher Tortoise
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a Park Ranger on a leisurely walk along one of our island trails. Look for, and learn about the fascinating protected species, the gopher tortoise, a keystone species that live right here on Lovers Key.  Find out why they’re important to the ecosystem, and the different threats they face. Reservations are required.  239-463-4588 Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Lehigh Acres Spring Festival
Veterans Park, 
5 Homestead Rd. S., Lehigh Acres
March 22 – 30
Nick Kids Shows, Midway carnival rides and games, pageants, cook-off, idol contest, live music, craft show & more. www.LehighSpringFestival.com
Sat – 23
Movie Under The Stars – Jumanji: 
Welcome to the Jungle
Coconut Point
23106 Fashion Dr, Estero
Showing on the lawn by Florida Blue. Enjoy an evening under the stars with a movie the whole family will love. Bring your blanket and lawn chair, and pets are more than welcome! Movies begin
at dusk. Free and open to the public! 239-992-9966
Kids Club: Gnome Sweet Gnome 
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a snowman canvas. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2-$5. 239-215-1730
Make an Impact: Earn Service Hours
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m. 
Get creative. Have fun. Make an impact in your community and earn service hours in the process. Help us put a smile on someone’s face when you jazz up some plain brown paper grocery bags to donate to the Gladiolus Food Pantry. For grades 6-12. All supplies will be provided.   239-479-4636
Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Storytime
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck! Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Join us for Storytime and a cookie coloring activity, while supplies last. Plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4! 239-437-0654
Escape This Bookstore! Event
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Ft. Myers
2 p.m.
Join us as we explore the exciting new Escape This Book! Series. Decide your destiny by solving puzzles and riddles to pass each challenge and get to the next adventure! 239-437-0654
Special Needs Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. 
This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The library’s welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is
limited to 10 children, plus parents or caregivers. For children ages 3 – 12 with special needs. Registration required.     239-479-4636
Snores & Roars Overnight Camping adventure!
Shell Factoy & Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail (US 41) N. Fort Myers
Check in at 6 p.m., check out at 9 a.m. Includes pizza, snack and continental breakfast, guided tour of the park with close animal encounters. Tents and chairs provided. $39 per person. 239- 995-2141
Fairy Tea Party
Rotary Park
5505 Rose Garden Rd., Cape Coral
11 a.m. 
Children will enjoy tea sandwiches, treats, and punch in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear fairy or butterfly wings. Registration is required in advance as there are limited spaces available. $15 per child, Call 239-549-4606 to register.
Mon – 25
Middle School Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Meet and greet other tweens as we work on various STEAM topics. We will cover different topics that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. Please register online as space is limited.  239-479-4636
Teen Advisory Group
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5 p.m. 
Need volunteer hours? Want to give back to your community? Join us each month for a different service project at the library. All materials provided. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636
Baby Rhyme Time
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
For babies up to 18 months. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. 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
Tue – 26
Fandom Therapy: Percy Jackson
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
Do you love Percy Jackson and Camp Half-Blood? Have you read all of Rick Riordan’s mythology series? See if you have what it takes to be a hero by making it through our Hero Training Camp. Crafts will also be provided. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636
Make your own Sundae Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Make your own yummy sundae with lots of toppings to choose from.  239-433-9030
Pajama Storytime
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
6:15 p.m. 
On this starry night, bring out your favorite blankie, stuffed animal and, of course, your pajamas. Enjoy stories and songs and end the evening with a calm and family fun experience.  239-479-4636
Preschool Block Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Come play and create with us at our block party. Join us as we have fun letting our imaginations lead us in some serious play.  For ages 2 – 5. Registration begins March 5.  239-479-4636
STEAM Club: Code and Play with Robots
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Elementary school children are welcome to join us for an afternoon of coding. We’ll work and play with Ozobots and Bee Bots as we delve into programming robots. Registration is required.  239-479-4636
Wed – 27
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – noon 
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited
to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
Baby Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
10 a.m. 
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
Baby Rhyme Time
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
10:30 a.m.
During this special storytime for babies, ages birth to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636
Thu – 28
Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
For babies up to 18 months. 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
Baby Rhyme Time
North Fort Myers Public Library 
50 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
You and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Registration is requested.  239-479-4636
Teen Thursday
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
1 p.m. 
Bring a book to gift to another and
leave with a new-to-you book. Talk about your favorite books while making book-themed crafts and enjoying snacks. 239-479-4636
Baby Rhyme Time
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months.Pick up a storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. 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
Homeschool Exploration: Architecture
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Homeschoolers, join us for hands-on activities and games featuring architecture from around the world. For children 5 years and up. Registration begins March 7.  239-479-4636
Fri – 29
Free Playtime
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
10:30  – 11:30 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
Chick-fil-A Stuffed Animal 
Sleepover Event
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 – 7 p.m.
Chick-fil-A is hosting a sleepover for your kid’s furriest friends!  Your family is invited to story time with the Chick-fil-A Cow. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. When story time is over you’ll head home, but your stuffed friends will stay for a slumber party they won’t forget! Meet back here the next morning 3/30 at 9am to see pictures from the slumber party and find out all about their adventures! Only kids that participated in the stuffed animal sleepover will receive a FREE breakfast! 239-433-9030
Teen Game Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acre
2 p.m. 
Play Uno, Scrabble, Jenga and more. Join fellow teens in the meeting room for fun and games to kick off the weekend.  239-479-4636
Sat – 30
Kids Club: Eggs-tra Fun 
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy creating a snowman canvas. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2-$5. 239-215-1730
Be My Neighbor Day
WGCU’s Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center at FGCU, 
10501 S. FGCU Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At this annual day for kids, families will find games, activities, giveaways and more in three neighborhoods: Meet the Helpers; Science and Environment; and Education and Creativity. Each area will have a PBS VIP. Meeting and greeting the new kids on their blocks that day will be Daniel Tiger, Nature Cat and Princess Presto from “Super Why.”  239-590-2510
26th Annual Seahorse Festival
The Sanibel School, 3840 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel FL 33957
March 30, 2019 • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A fun community event with tons of activities for kids and adults, entertainment, great food and special guest appearances by the Easter Bunny, Spiderman and Cinderella! www.TheSanibelSchoolPTA.com

Garlic Fest 2019
Centennial Park
2000 W First St, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Come to Centennial Park with the family. Our 20+ vendors all will have a dish prepared with GARLIC! Try some tasty food & enjoy a cold beverage while listening to live music! Kids of all ages will have some fun too, on the climbing wall, in the bounce house or at one of the craft tables. 239-479-5594
Kids Day
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. to noon
Toddlers to 12-year-olds participate in fun activities and receive free pizza, ice cream and other goodies in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
Babysitting Course 
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(11-16 yrs) The Child and Babysitting Safety program is an American Safety and Health Institute program that has been designed to assist young people with providing proper childcare via classroom training and hands-on procedures. Participants must bring lunch.
$40 Res / $48 Non-Res (6 hour class) 239-574-0804
Community Day
31 Produce & Mining Co. 
18672 State Road 31, Alva 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come out for a fun filled day. Face Painting & Tractor Rides from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Petting Zoo & Gem Mining from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission & free parking. 239-313-8213
We Are the Gardeners Storytime
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Ft. Myers
11 a.m.
From Joanna Gaines, this new children’s book chronicles the adventures of starting a family garden. Trying something new isn’t always easy, but the hardest work often yields the greatest reward. Join us for Storytime, and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!  239-437-0654
WAY-FM Presents: Born to be Brave Tour!
McGregor Baptist Church 
3750 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers
6:30 – 9 p.m.
From the creators of Secret Keeper Girl, this one night father-son adventure will help you learn to lead your son into becoming a godly man. Whether you are a father or father figure, grab your son and join us for a night of adventure, the wheel of destruction, 2,000 ping pong balls, the high energy live worship music of Allen Scott Band, and digging into God’s words. This event is perfect for 7-17 year old boys. This is a night that you and your son will never forget! 239-936-1754
Fairy Godparent in Training Workshop
Lake Kennedy Center
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
9:30 p.m.
At this exciting new program, kids age 5-8 will learn from our fairy godparents and apprentices how to make all the important things a fairy-in-training needs! Wings, wands, lanterns, and crowns! They’ll also get fairy lunch. $25 per child includes all supplies, pre-registration required, space is limited. Teen and Older Adult Volunteers also needed. Call for information, 239-574-0575
Sun – 31
Golden Fest
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
Sunday, March 31 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Raffle, Pet Vendors, Vet Hospital, Rescues & Shelters, Pet Portraits,
Unique Crafts & Gifts, Dock Diving Demos, and much more!
All breeds of well-mannered leashed dogs welcome.
 Join us for a day of fun Celebrating All Things Golden. Free admission.  239-995-2141
Unity of Fort Myers Family Fair
Unity of Fort Myers, 11120 Ranchette Rd., Fort Myers 
Sunday, March 31 • 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Food, music, games, arts & crafts, bounce house, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, face painting and more!