Calendar

June

Fri – 1
Checkers
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
June 1 – 30
Available during normal library operating hours. Play classic checkers “the game of games” or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids, Corner Checkers or Goban. Instructions included. Alternatively, reverse the field and play Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Tic-Tac-Toe. 239-479-4636

Seussical
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers
June 1 – 22
Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Join Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and more as they transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Broadway Palm’s Children’s Theatre is fun for everybody! After each show, the cast stays on stage to answer questions from the audience. Immediately following each show, you’ll get to meet the cast when they sign autographs and take pictures in the lobby. 239-278-4422

Game Night at the Youth Center
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center, 315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6:15 – 10 p.m.
Every Friday nigh, 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 out weekly. 239-242-3650

Sea Turtle Talk
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join a Park Ranger to learn about the fascinating life-cycle and journeys of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Regular Entrance Fees Apply. 239-463-4588

Teen on the Table Craft: Guitar Pick Jewelry
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays, June 1, 8 & Saturdays, June 2, 9
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, June 4, Wednesday, June 6
& Thursday, June 7
For teens grades in 6-12. Make your own guitar pick necklace, earrings or bracelet. All supplies provided while they last. 239-479-4636

Sat – 2
Teen Teach: Spheros (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
June 2 – 9 • 2 p.m.
Learn how to use the Sphero robotic ball with an iPad, build obstacle courses, and challenge others to guide Sphero through the obstacle courses. 239-479-4636

Storytime and Activities
Featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers
239-437-0654
11 a.m.
With his trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, Dr. Seuss addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all. Activities to follow.

Big Green EGGfest Grilling Celebration
Riverside Park,
10451 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Featuring a cooking competition to name the best barbecue chef in Southwest Florida. The family-friendly event features live music by Billy J & The Big Easy, grilling demonstrations, samplings, special offers and a raffle to win a large Big Green Egg. www.sunshineace.com/Eggfest

Free Kids Fishing
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us the 1st Saturday of every month for our FREE Kid’s Fishing event! We supply the rods, reels, bait, and knowledge, just bring your sense of adventure. To participate, simply meet us at the lake behind the store. 239-461-7800

School’s Out Party!
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Craft tables: summer themed shell painting, animal enrichment crafts, clay face making, recycled water bottle crafts. Games: three-legged race, water balloon toss, pine cone races, corn hole board, kids’ pie eating contest. Educational tables and more! General Admission $10. Kids under 13 are free. 239-275-3435

Home Depot Kids Workshop:
Classic Car
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m. – noon
Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in our classic car hands-on workshop. Together you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Apron, commemorative pin & certificate of achievement. workshops.homedepot.com

Maranatha School of Dance & the Arts-Everything Comes Alive
Island Coast High School,
2125 De Navarra Pkwy, Cape Coral
Shows are open to the public. Matinees are at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. The evening story recital is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online. www.maranathadance.com

Kids Club: Sloth
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a card for mom. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2.

Kids Club: Sloth Canvas Art
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a sun catcher with yarn, beads and craftsticks. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Science Saturday at the IMAG
IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Science Saturday occurs on the 1st Saturday of every 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

Super Fun Saturday
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m.
Come play with us at the library. Activities change monthly and vary from dancing, storytelling, art projects and more. Fun for the whole family. 239-479-4636

Sun – 3
EAA 66 Young Eagle Rally and Pancake Breakfast
Page Field Airport Ft. Myers
Captain Channing Page Dr, Ft. Myers
8 – 10 a.m.
Kids 11-17 come explore aviation with us. We will be giving a mini aviation lesson followed by a flight in a general aviation aircraft. When the flight is over you will get a participation certificate, flight log book, and a code to go online and take ground school. It is the ground school you need to become a pilot. The YE rally is free. The all you can eat pancake breakfast is $6. Message via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-Young-Eagles) if you are interested in attending.

Mon – 4
DIY Teen Table Top Craft
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
June 4 – 9
Available during normal library operating hours. Stop by Teen Central anytime during the week and make some CD scratch art. All supplies provided while they last. For teens in grades 6-12. 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, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. An informal playtime will follow the program. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Kids Craft: Father’s Day Card
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
June 4 – 16
Available during normal library operating hours. Come to the Youth Services area and create a card for the father figure in your life. You can make one or many. Available while supplies last. 239-479-4636

Chess Anyone? (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. Mondays, June 4, 11, 18, 25
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

Chess Anyone? (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Rise to the challenge. Sets provided, but players are welcome to bring their own. Play indoors in the teen room or play with our 12’x12’ outdoor set. 239-479-4636

Tue – 5
Family Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Kick off summer with games and face painting with Ms. Silvia. 239-433-9030

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

Summer Movie Express: The Iron Giant & Curious George
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal
Cinemas Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers
June 5 – 6 • 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office. Each week both movies play on both days.

Interactive Movie (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Follow a script and relive the magic as a boy discovers he’s a wizard. Each family will receive a gift bag packed with props to help act out the scenes in the movie. Space is limited for this program. Tickets will become available in the kidspace May 29 and are required for admittance. Phone reservations will not be accepted for this program and each participant must have a ticket. 239-479-4636

Writer’s Workshop (teen)
East County Regional Library 881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
6 p.m.
Join local writers as they meet each month to practice, share, and discuss various literary art forms. Meetings may vary to include classes, speakers and readings. All are welcome. 239-479-4636

Interactive Movie
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Follow a script and relive the magic as a boy discovers he’s a wizard. Each family will receive a gift bag packed with props to help act out the scenes in the movie. Space is limited for this program. Tickets will be available in the kidspace beginning May 29 and are required for admittance. Phone reservations will not be accepted. 239-479-4636

Board Game Battle (teen)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
5:30 p.m.
​Teams compete in lightning rounds of classic board games with a grand prize package for the winners. Bring a teammate or team up with a new acquaintance on arrival. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Wed – 6
“Rock Out” Karaoke for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Start the summer by rocking out, karaoke style. Beginners or more advanced are welcome to join us. Pick your song from a long list of your favorite tunes. Registration is not needed. 239-479-4636

Mid-week Boredom Busters
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
2 p.m. Wed, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Drop in to build, make or play Wednesday afternoons during the summer reading program. Some projects may need adult assistance. Dress for mess. 239-479-4636

Family Beach Walk
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island
Every Friday at 9 a.m.
The one-hour program convenes at Gulfside Park to explore the refuge’s gulf-front Perry Tract. City parking fees apply. Bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. 239-472-1100

Baby Rhyme Time
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. June 6, 13, 20, 27
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

Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

Thu – 7
Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28

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

Bubblemania
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m.

Go nuts over these soapy spheres and dance to some favorite kids’ tunes. All ages welcome.
239-479-4636

Rain Barrel Gardening: How to Create a Rain Barrel (teen)
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
2 p.m.

Want to save water during the
dry season and be prepared for a drought? Kraig Hankins, environmental biologist, FNGLA certified horticultural professional and rain barrel expert, will demonstrate how to make a rain barrel that will work for you.
239-479-4636

Fri – 8
Fireworks Friday-Schools Out Celebration
Hammond Stadium , 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7 p.m.
Friday nights are all about fireworks again in 2018! After every Friday evening home game, the Miracle will light up the sky with a pyrotechnic display. Celebrate the end of the school year at the Miracle game! Report Card Night – Show your report card at the box office and get a FREE ticket! Also, come to the Miracle game to see America’s Got Talent contestants, Russian Bar Trio! Miracle vs Dunedin. 239-768-4210

Sun, Sand and Sea” Story and Signing Time!
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Come on out for a fun and free beach-themed story time at the farm! Ms. Maisy the Book Lady will read some ocean-themed stories, Ms. Caryn Davis-Soto from Two Happy Hands Signing Academy will teach us some sign language to go with our theme followed by a craft time. 239-768-0309

Sat – 9
R.E.A.D. to Dogs
East County Regional Library 881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
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

Kids Club: Dimensional Cacti
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a sun catcher with yarn, beads and craftsticks.
Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. $5.

Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m. Saturday, June 9
10:30 a.m., June 13, 20, 27
During this special story time, babies up to 18 months and their caregivers learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636

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

Storytime & Activities Featuring Incredibles 2: Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers
239-437-0654
11 a.m.
The Incredibles are back navigating the heroics of everyday life when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot that only The Incredibles can overcome together. Activities to follow.

Kids Club: Paper Cactus
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a card for mom. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2.

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 with special needs and their families. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Miromar Has Talent Semifinal
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Saturdays, June 9 (Preliminaries) & June 16
13 and under • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
14 to 20 • 2 to 4 p.m.
The top participants from each age group advance to the next week. 239-948-3766

Sun – 10
Family FUNday
Hammond Stadium, 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
You can never have enough family fun in your life. We’re bringing the fun to you! Come to the Miracle game to enjoy family friendly night! Thanks to PDQ, kids can run the bases like Miracle players after every Sunday home game! Miracle vs Dunedin. 239-768-4210

Gulf Coast Symphony: ANIMALS from A to Z Family Concert
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
1 p.m.
At 1 p.m., come dressed as your favorite animal and enjoy our Musical Discovery Zone, where you can try and play all the instruments of the orchestra before the 2 p.m. concert! 239-481-4849

Mon – 11
Drumming with Ndakthe
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Learn to play the fiery rhythms of West Africa with Master Drummer Ndakhte Ndiaye. Children will learn the fascinating history and meaning of the rhythms and dance movements in this lively cultural presentation. Authentic Djembe drums provided. Free tickets available beginning June 4. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

An Afternoon at the Movies
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.
A young wizard ignores warnings not to return to school, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. This movie is rated PG. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Intro to Japanese Language and Culture Class for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
4 p.m. June 11, 25
Join this introduction to Japanese language and culture. No language experience is required. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture Class for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. Mondays, June 11, 25
Join this Intermediate class on Japanese language and culture. Presented by Ian Verhine. You must have completed Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture to attend. 239-479-4636

Dance to the Rhythm
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Join Emily Gibson with Lee Memorial Health System as we move and groove to our favorite hits. Keep cool and stay fit during this indoor dance and fitness class. Free tickets available beginning June 4. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Tue – 12
Sound the Alarms
Bonita Springs Public Library 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
1 p.m.
The Bonita Springs Fire Department will visit the library and share safety tips, activities and more. Children will be able to spray the fire hose and check out the fire engine during the program. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Lovers Key Fishing Clinic
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Join Park Naturalists 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 Southwest Florida. Due to limited space, reservations are required. 239-463-4588

Roll with It! (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Roll with It is a creative, collaborative experience. Teens will work side-by-side to create mixed-media art using paint, markers, collage and glue. At the end of the program, the piece of art will be divided among the group to take home. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Catch that Rockin’ Beat
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Explore music through games, movement, science, art and a story. Create a musical instrument to take home so you can jam out the entire summer. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

PBS KIDS Read
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Join WGCU for fun with some of your favorite PBS KIDS shows, their books and more. Free tickets available beginning June 5. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Get U Cooking (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
This class taught by Ann Shephard of Get U Cooking will consist of knife uses and safety, means of measuring and more. Teens will work to make a tasty treat to eat. Space is limited so registration is required. 239-479-4636

Rockin’ in the Kitchen (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Way
Work in teams to make gnocchi. Ann Shepard, from Get U Cooking, will teach teens to cut, peel, boil and serve this dish made from scratch. Have fun with friends while learning cooking techniques you can use at home.
For teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Chess Anyone? (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12, 26
Rise to the chess challenge and join in the
fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. 239-479-4636

Campfire Kick-off
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
6:15 p.m.
Kick off the summer right and join us around an indoor “campfire” for fun camp-themed activities, songs and hands-on cooperative games. Registration begins June 5. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Family Movie Date
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 12, 19, 26
Is your child ready for the big screen? Join us as we set up a mini movie theater experience for you and your littles. Enjoy a feature film and see if your little one is ready for a movie date. Movie-like atmosphere with audio and low lighting. 239-479-4636

Teen Movie Night
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
This film is more than a teacher putting together a rock band; it is about teens
working to become all they can be. This movie is rated PG-13 and is not appropriate for children. 239-479-4636

You Can Be a Hero, Too (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
4 – 6 p.m.
You can be a hero and earn service hours in the process. So many people worked tirelessly to keep our community safe before, during and after Hurricane Irma. Drop in to create, decorate and write thank you cards to our Bonita Springs first responders, including nurses, doctors, hospital staff, emergency responders, police officers and firefighters. All supplies will be provided. For teens who have completed sixth grade through grade 12. 239-479-4636

Family Night
Chick-Fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Join us in celebrating dad with a Father’s Day craft. 239-433-9030

Summer Movie Express: Despicable Me & Ice Age: Collision Course
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal
Cinemas Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers
June 12 – 13 • 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office. Each week both movies play on both days.

Wed – 13
PBS KIDS Read
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Join WGCU for fun with some of your favorite PBS KIDS shows, their books and more. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Reading in the Refuge
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Attendees of each 45-minute reading-and-crafts session learn about a refuge animal and make a take-home craft related to it. Meet in the Visitor & Education Center classroom. 239-472-1100 ext. 237

Stranger Things Escape Room (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Teens will race against the clock, working together to solve puzzles and clues in order to escape the Upside Down. Based on the hit television show “Stranger Things,” this game combines exciting problem-solving with fun 80s nostalgia. For students in grades 6-12. Space limited. 239-479-4636

Rock On! 20th Anniversary
Harry Potter (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Make a magical box and a mystical wand, decorate magical eggs and create wizard’s jewelry at this Harry Potter teen craft program. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Sounds of Nature
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Way
Join Ding Darling educators as we explore the music of nature and the animals that live around us. Free tickets available beginning June 6. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

STEAM by the Stacks: Sand Foam
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
1 – 6:30 p.m.
Create a STEAM project that focuses on the reactions of two different but fairly common materials. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

Thu – 14
Be a Marvel (teen)
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m.
Be a Marvel and earn service hours. Drop in and inspire young children with words and art in this edition of Lakes Regional Library teen service project. Help create hope for children who are at the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Encouragement and healing can blossom from a drawing, card or letter. For teens who have completed sixth grade through grade 12. 239-479-4636

Rocks ‘n’ Runes (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Join us for a rock painting party. Turn your rock into a photo holder or write your name in runes, Elvish and other fun alphabets. For grades 6 – 12. 239-479-4636

John Storms: World of Reptiles
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. Free tickets available beginning June 7. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Make Your Own Instruments
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
2 p.m.
Create instruments out of recycled materials. Kids can have a jamming session with their own instruments. 239-479-4636

John Storms: World of Reptiles
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. Registration begins June 7. 239-479-4636

Sounds of Nature
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
2 p.m.
Join Ding Darling educators as we explore the music of nature and the animals that live around us. Free
tickets available beginning June 6. 239-479-4636

Fri – 15
Story Time
Chick-fil-A Estero
21900 S Tamiami Trail, Estero
10 a.m. 239-498-8700

Gopher Tortoise Talk
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, and the different threats they face. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Regular entrance fees apply. 239-463-4588

Juggling Workshop for Teens
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Professional juggler Gerard Tricarico demonstrates his amazing juggling abilities and teaches you how to do these incredible tricks, too. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration begins June 8. 239-479-4636

Rockin’ Songs and Stories
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
10 a.m. Fridays, June 15, 22, 29
​Children and caregivers will interact through music, stories and play. This program is for children under age six who have not been to kindergarten. 239-479-4636

Princess / Pirate Pizza Party
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Join us for a magical evening with Princess Belle & Captain Jack Sparrow! Children can enjoy crafts, games, singing and picture time with the Princess and Pirate. Pizza, soft drinks and dessert will also be served and are included in the admission price. Recommended for children ages 3-8. Advanced registration is required for this event by June 13. Cost is $10 per person. 239-574-0806

Sat – 16
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

SWFL SpaceCon
Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers
June 16 – 17 • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us for our second annual science fiction & comic convention, SWFL SpaceCon! Featuring guests from the comic book & film industry, science fiction authors, vendors, presentations, game demos, drop-in
gaming, game tournaments, cosplayers & costume contests! Parking: $5
www.swflspacecon.com

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. Please pre-register by phone or online to reserve your spot – limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card. 239-738-9300

Father’s Day Storytime Featuring With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers
239-437-0654
11 a.m.
A special Father’s Day Storytime with a book celebrating all that is great about dads. Activities to follow.

Kids Archery
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The 3rd Saturday of every month we open our Archery Range to our youngest enthusiasts from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We provide 1-on-1 instruction and assistance, no experience necessary. Range time may vary based on the number of attendees. 239-461-7800

Kids Club: Bear Father’s Day Card
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a card for mom. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2.

The Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre presents Calvin Berger
The Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Performances are Saturday June 16 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday June 17 at 2 p.m. Based loosely on Edmond Rostand’s play Cyrano de Bergerac, Calvin Berger is the hip and hilarious story of unrequited feelings, love notes, and physical insecurity among four high school seniors. Seating is general admission and ticket prices range from
$10-$20. 239-939-2787  www.ArtInLee.org.

Kids Club: Father’s Day Card
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a sun catcher with yarn, beads and craftsticks. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Camping Fun
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
10 a.m.- noon
Children will learn how to set up and take down a tent, basic safety rules, packing suggestions and about the different types of equipment that can be used. 5 years to under 9 years. $15/$18. 239-574-0804

Roll with It! (teen)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Roll with It is a creative, collaborative experience. Teens will work side-by-side to create mixed-media art that includes work with paint, markers, collage and glue. At the end of the program, the piece of art will be divided among the group to take home. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration not required. 239-479-4636

Family Yoga With Kathryn
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. in WINK Playland
A FREE 45-minute beginners’ yoga class for families with toddlers to tweens. Bring your own mat. 239-948-3766

Father/Son/Grandson
Lookalike Contest
Miromar Outlets, Estero
11 a.m. near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store
Fathers, son, and grandsons compete for prizes in this annual family event. 239-948-3766

Junior Ranger Program
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m.
We will explore the Nature Trail with a Ranger and discover plants, animals, and other secrets of the park! Meet in the picnic area at 10 a.m. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. Join us every third Saturday! 239- 992-0311

History Saturday at the IMAG
IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Science Saturday occurs on the 1st Saturday of every 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

Daddy & Me Craft Time
Chick-fil-A Estero
21900 S Tamiami Trail, Estero
10 a.m.
Bring the kids to make a surprise craft to give dad on Father’s Day. 239-498-8700

Sun – 17
Father’s Day Activities
Throughout Southwest Florida
Fun activities for dads are listed on page 8 of Lee County Family News . Camping, Cruising, Jumping, Cook Out, Swimming, Go-Karts and more!  https://issuu.com/leefamilynews/docs/june_2018_family_news

Mon – 18
John Storms: World of Reptiles
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. Free tickets available beginning June 11. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

An Afternoon at the Movies
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.
It’s a boy wizard’s third year at school; not only does he have a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. A convicted murderer has escaped the wizards’ prison and is coming after him. This movie is rated PG. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
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

John Storms: World of Reptiles
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. Free tickets available beginning June 11. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Game Night for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Play Super Mario, NHL, Sonic, FIFA, Madden and many others. 239-479-4636

Daddy Daughter Date Night
Hammond Stadium , 14100  6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7 p.m.
Come to the Miracle game for a special night of daddy daughter bonding during America’s past time. Special ticket package will be available. Call our offices for details. 239-768-4210 Miracle vs Tampa.

Tue – 19
Totally Radical 80s Time Travel Adventure (teen)
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Welcome back to 1986. Here you will find cutting-edge technology from the 1980s that you will need to use, along with your knowledge of all that was Rad in the 80s, to get yourself back to present day. You only have 45 minutes before you are stuck in the past forever. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Drumming with Ndakthe
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Learn to play the fiery rhythms of West Africa with Master Drummer Ndakhte Ndiaye. Children will learn the fascinating history and meaning of the rhythms and dance movements in this lively cultural presentation. Authentic hand carved Djembe drums provided. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Sounds of Nature (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Way
Join Ding Darling educators as we explore the music of nature and the animals that live around us. For teens in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Movie Day (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
2 p.m.
A group of superheroes defends humanity from an otherworldly threat. This movie is rated PG-13 Children under age 13 may attend only if a parent is present to give permission. 239-479-4636

John Storms: World of Reptiles
Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
1 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bonita Springs Library. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
It’s everyone’s favorite Tuesday night, join us for Cow-A-Bingo and win fun Chick-Fil-A prizes. 239-433-9030

Calligraphy: Letters & Flourishing (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Learn how to flourish your letters and writing to make it special. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Roll With It! (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library, 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
4 p.m.
Roll With It is a creative, collaborative experience. Teens will work side-by-side to create mixed-media art using paint, markers, collage and glue. At the end of the program, the piece of art will be divided among the group to take home. For teens who have competed sixth grade through grade 12. 239-479-4636

Rockin’ Magic Show
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music and audience interaction. Free tickets available beginning June 12. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express: Storks & Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers
June 19 – 20 • 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office. Each week both movies play on both days.

Rock and Roll BINGO
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
6:15 p.m.
Dress up like your favorite rock star and join us for an exciting evening of BINGO. There will be music, dance breaks, prizes and a whole lot of fun. Some assistance may be needed by older siblings or adults to read the words. Registration begins June 12. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Wed – 20
Rockin’ Magic Show
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music and audience interaction. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Big Splash
Hammond Stadium , 14100  6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
Game at Noon
Water inflatables meets Hammond Stadium! For $9 kids of all ages can go crazy with water wars before the Miracle game! Call our office for details. Miracle vs Tampa. 239-768-4210

Moms Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Moms receive a coupon for a free drink and treat from le macaron french pastries while their children attend FREE Kids Crafts. 239-948-3766

STEAM by the Stacks: Snakes
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
1 – 6:30 p.m.
Two local snakes. One is poisonous the other is not. Create your own snake designed to remind you of which snake is safe and which snake is not. While supplies last. Paint will be involved in the making of this craft. 239-479-4636

Download Drop-In
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Did you know you can download books, magazines, music, and other library content from our online
library? Bring your app-enabled, fully-charged e-reader or tablet, and we will show you how to use Libby, Hoopla and other library apps. No registration is required. This is a drop-in program. Attendees will be helped on a
first come, first served basis. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

Stories Alive with Windell Campbell
Johann Fust Community Library
1040 W. 10th St., Boca Grande
10:30 a.m.
Location: Boca Grande Community Center
Windell Campbell takes the audience on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. For children in grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Stranger Things: Escape Room (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Teens will race against the clock, working together to solve puzzles and clues in order to escape the Upside Down. Based on the hit television show “Stranger Things,” this game combines exciting problem-solving with fun 80s nostalgia. 239-479-4636

PBS KIDS Read
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Way
Join WGCU for fun with some of your favorite PBS KIDS shows, their books and more. Free tickets
available beginning June 13. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Engineering Rocks! (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Become an engineer for a day. Teens can use 3D printing pens to create hydraulic claws, and then compete with other teams for the title of “Top Claw.” For students in grades 6-12. Space limited. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Thu – 21
Stranger Things (teen)
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m.
Offer a stranger some words of compassion while earning service hours during this “Stranger Things” teen service project. Drop in to create, decorate and write thank you cards to local first responders including, nurses, doctors, hospital staff, emergency responders, police officers and firefighters. For teens who have completed sixth grade through grade 12. 239-479-4636

Teen Tech Extravaganza
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Try out lots of different technology for free. There will be Sphero SPRK+ robots, MakeyMakey (make your own circuit), Littlebits (more circuitry with snap-on electronics), iPads with fun apps, and programming with Scratch. For grades  6 – 12. 239-479-4636

Great Jazz
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
2 p.m.
Hear stories about jazz greats. Listen to jazz music & create your own jazz art using watercolors. 239-479-4636

Shell-tastic Beach Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Start your summer at the library. Enjoy beach-themed activities, crafts and games. Registration begins June 14. 239-479-4636

John Storms: World of Reptiles
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
2 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creature. Free tickets available beginning June 14. 239-479-4636

PBS KIDS Read
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Join WGCU for fun with some of your favorite PBS KIDS shows, their books and more. Free tickets available beginning June 14. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Fri – 22
Rockin’ in the Kitchen (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon
Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Work in teams to make gnocchi. Ann Shepard from Get U Cooking will teach teens to cut, peel, boil and serve this dish made from scratch. Have fun with friends while learning cooking techniques you can use at home. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration begins June 15. 239-479-4636

Sat – 23
GIRL Summer Sizzler
Camp Caloosa
19931 State Rd. 31, N. Fort Myers
9 a.m. – noon
Come out for games, fun, Girl Scouting, prizes and more! This community event will bring together Lee, Collier, Desoto, Glades and Hendry counties for an end of summer sizzling time! We will have a STEAM zone and camp tours, solar S’mores station and other activities. Kona Ice will be available for purchase. The first 100 girls to register and attend will receive a goodie bag filled with great surprises and a patch! Invite your friends! Girl Scouting is a great time! Register online at www.gsgcf.org

Miromar Has Talent Finals
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Saturday, June 23
13 and under • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
14 to 20 • 2 to 4 p.m.
The top finalists from each age group are crowned at the sixth annual talent competition. 239-948-3766

Riverdale Library Rocks
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Decorate or paint a rock. Creative ideas encouraged. Book suggestions offered. Rocks and art supplies provided. For teens in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Alive at Night – Snores & Roars – Family Camping
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 p.m. – 9 a.m.
An overnight camping adventure in the Nature Park. Includes: dinner, snacks & continental breakfast, guided tour of the park with close animal encounters, tents & chairs provided, campfire activities & more! $39 per person for campers & parents of kids 5–12. 239-995-2141

Kids Club: Finger Print Bug Jar
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a card for mom. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2.

Kids Club: Butterfly Catcher
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a sun catcher with yarn, beads and craftsticks. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Storytime and Activities Featuring Jurassic Park Little Golden Book
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers 239-437-0654
11 a.m.
Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow.

Summer Nights Kids Jam
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center 315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6 – 9 p.m.
Participants will have a blast playing games, dancing to the latest music with laser lights, and snacking on tropical treats. Guardians are not required to stay. This program is for ages 8-14 and is $10 per child. 239-242-3950

Mon – 25
Dance to the Rhythm
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Join Emily Gibson with Lee Memorial Health System as we move and groove to our favorite hits. Keep cool and stay fit during this indoor dance and fitness class. Free tickets available beginning June 18. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

An Afternoon at the Movies
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.
A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs 157 minutes. Registration required.
239-479-4636

Play BINGO
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
An annual favorite during our summer reading program. Some assistance may be needed from an older brother, sister or adult to read the words. Free tickets available beginning June 18. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Tue – 26
Sounds of Nature
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
1 p.m.
Join Ding Darling educators as we explore the music of nature and the animals that live around us. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express: Despicable Me 2 & How to Train Your Dragon 2
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers
June 26 – 27 • 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office. Each week both movies play on both days.

Invasive Species Awareness
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m.
Learn how to identify and report nonnative wildlife in Southwest Florida. Understand how Nile monitors and black spiny-tailed iguanas impact burrowing owls and gopher tortoises. Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. 239-479-4636

Summer Teen Tuesday
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
4 – 6 p.m.
Drop in for a special summer edition of Teen Tuesday. Join us as we unplug and kick it old school. We will have music, games, trivia, recycled CD art and more. All supplies will be provided. For teens who have competed sixth grade through grade 12. 239-479-4636

Dance to the Rhythm
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Join Emily Gibson with Lee Memorial Health System as we move and groove to our favorite hits. Keep cool and stay fit during this indoor dance and fitness class. Free tickets available beginning June 19. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5-7 p.m.
Kids will enjoy making their own sundae with yummy toppings and coloring with the Chick-fil-A Cow. 239-433-9030

Invasive Species Awareness (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m.
Learn how to identify and report nonnative wildlife in Southwest Florida. Understand how Nile monitors and black spiny-tailed iguanas impact burrowing owls and gopher tortoises. Presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. 239-479-4636

The Stone Age Rocks
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Be a cave person for an afternoon. Break geodes, create and decipher runes, make cave paintings and have tons of prehistoric fun. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Drumming with Ndakthe
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
6:15 p.m.
Learn to play the fiery rhythms of West Africa with Master Drummer Ndakhte Ndiaye. Children will learn the fascinating history and meaning of the rhythms and dance movements in this lively cultural presentation. Authentic Djembe drums provided. Registration begins June 19. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Roll with It! (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Way Roll with It is a creative, collaborative experience. Teens will work side-by-side to create mixed-media art using paint, markers, collage and glue. At the end of the program, the piece of art will be divided among the group to take home. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Going Retro! Come & Play! (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Playdough, perler beads, painting rocks and more. Drop in program. 239-479-4636

Juggling Workshop for Teens
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Juggler Gerard Tricarico demonstrates his amazing juggling abilities and teaches you how to do these incredible tricks, too. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Wed – 27
Drumming with Ndakthe
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Learn to play the fiery rhythms of West Africa with Master Drummer Ndakhte Ndiaye. Children will learn the fascinating history and meaning of the rhythms and dance movements in this lively cultural presentation. Authentic hand carved Djembe drums provided. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

Rock and Roll with Sphero Robots (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Play around with Spheros, spherical robots that you can control and program with tablets. Navigate the maze, race against your friends, and learn the basics of computer programming. For students in grades 6-12. Space limited. 239-479-4636

Out of My Hands Juggling
Johann Fust Community Library
1040 W. 10th St., Boca Grande
10:30 a.m.
Location: Boca Grande Community Center
This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling and magic skills. For children in grades K-5. 239-479-4636

ROK Blocks for Tweens & CD Art
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Tweens, let’s get together and ROK some blocks. Listen to rock music and create cool CD Art. Registration is not required. 239-479-4636

Rockin’ Magic Show
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, N. Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center, 2000 North Recreation Way
Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the live Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music and audience interaction. Free tickets available beginning June 20. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

STEAM by the Stacks: Engineer Challenge
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
1 – 6:30 p.m.
Complete challenges designed to test engineering principles with simple materials and your imagination. ​While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Thu – 28
Snakes Can Have Hissy Fits
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
2 p.m.
Learn about snakes and the sounds they create. Make your own rattlesnake rattler to take home. 239-479-4636

Movie Day (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
2 p.m.
After being defeated in combat by his half-sister, a superhero ends up as an imprisoned gladiator on a distant world. This movie is rated PG-13. Children under age 13 may attend only if a parent is present to give permission. 239-479-4636

Rockin’ Magic Show
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the live Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music & audience interaction. Free tickets available beginning June 21. For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. 239-479-4636

Robots Take Over
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Complete unique challenges using coding and robots. 239-479-4636

The Little Mermaid, Jr.
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
June 28 – 30
The Cape Coral Playhouse presents The Little Mermaid, Jr. in the Dolphin Room; 5 p.m. for Dinner 7 p.m. for the show each night. www.capecoralplayhouse.com

Harry Potter with an
Animal Services Twist
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 – 4 p.m.
Free Dobby and earn service hours. Drop in to create a Harry Potter themed item for our furry friends at the local animal services department. For teens who have completed sixth grade through grade 12. 239-479-4636

“Stranger Things” Escape Room (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Will is missing again. Help Mike, Steve, Dustin, Lucas and Eleven find their friend by solving “Stranger Things” puzzles before it’s too late. Costumes are encouraged, but masks are not permitted. For grades 6 – 12. 239-479-4636

Rockin’ Magic Show
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
For children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music and audience interaction. Registration begins June 21. 239-479-4636

Annie
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
June 28 – August 11
The classic musical about everyone’s favorite orphan and her dog Sandy will capture the hearts of audience members of all ages. As part of a publicity campaign for Oliver Warbucks, Annie and her dog Sandy are placed in the lap of luxury for a week. However, Annie’s stay turns out to be much more than anyone had bargained for as she works her way into everyone’s hearts! The only thing standing in her way is the cruel and bitter Miss Hannigan. 239-278-4422

Parrot Show
Cape Coral Yacht Club5819 Driftwood Pkwy.
7 p.m.
Join us for this exciting live bird show that will feature a variety of beautiful parrots that perform all sorts of tricks! They play basketball, roller skate, do gymnastics, talk and even ride a bicycle! Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early for FREE crafts and games before the show. $8 per person. 239-574-0806

Fri – 29
Roll with It! (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Roll with It is a creative, collaborative experience. Teens will work side-by-side to create mixed-media art using paint, markers, collage and glue. At the end of the program, the piece of art will be divided among the group to take home. For teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration begins June 22. 239-479-4636

Fireworks Friday
Hammond Stadium, 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
7 p.m.
After every Friday evening home game, the Miracle will light up the sky with a pyrotechnic display. Miracle vs Lakeland. 239-768-4210

Sat – 30
Kids Club: Colorful Craftstick
Ornament
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making a card for mom. Sign up in store or online, $2.

Kids Club: Sun Catcher
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 6 and up can enjoy making a sun catcher with yarn, beads and craftsticks. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Storytime & Activities Featuring Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers
239-437-0654
11 a.m.
Before he was the beloved Pete the Cat, he was Pete the Kitty! Join Pete on a cat-tastic playdate as he learns a lesson about sharing with his friend, Grumpy Toad. Activities to follow

Stone Soup
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Join us for an interactive retelling of the “Stone Soup” folktale. Crafts, games and songs make this program a recipe for fun. Please arrive early. Registration is required. Your reservation is guaranteed only until 11 a.m. 239-479-4636

Kids Day
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Kids – from toddlers to 12 – participate in fun activities and receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza, a free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen /Orange Julius and a special offer at Mr. Pretzels, while supplies last. 239-948-3766

It’s Not Always A Rocky Road… Might Be Sticky Though! (teen)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Enjoy duct tape crafts. All materials provided. For teens in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Halloween In June
Hammond Stadium , 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Come in your favorite costume! Bring your pups to the ballpark to No charge for your furry friend.
Miracle vs Lakeland. 239-768-4210