November Calendar

 

 

Tuesday – 7
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake Family Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Family Night-Join us for a fun night making a great Thanksgiving craft. 239-433-9030

TED Talks and Teens: Sharing Your Opinion
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Nov. 7: Connecting & Nov. 14: Humor
TED Talks are videos filmed at the annual Technology, Entertainment, Design conference that offer great ideas presented by some of the world’s most engaging speakers. TED Talks are typically 18 minutes or less and videos of these talks are archived at TED.com and can be watched, shared and distributed for free under the Creative Commons license. At each session, we will view two TED talks and react to the featured topics in a safe and open environment. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 28
Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Veterans Day
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Nov. 7 – Nov. 10
Available during normal library operating hours. Check out books on Veterans Day and make an American Flag fan. 239-479-4636

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

DIY Teen Crafts
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Make a fall lantern with glass jars, tissue paper, fall leaves and LED candles. Program limited to high school students. 239-479-4636

Kindness Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids in grades 3 – 5 can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Preschool Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 28
Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library in a storytime designed specifically for them. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Toddler Tales
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 28
This interactive and active time for toddlers and their caregiver is designed to advance prereading and social skills. 239-479-4636

Chess Anyone?
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. An age appropriate craft or activity will follow the storytime. 239-479-4636

Preschool Lego Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Stories, music, and building with Lego Duplo bricks. For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration begins Oct. 17. 239-479-4636

Wednesday – 8
Story Time in the Garden Second
Lakes Regional Park Chidren’s Garden
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Wednesday of Each Month from October through April.. Stories and Activities Are Appropriate For Children Up to 3rd Grade. 239-533-7575

Teen Art Planning Committee
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2:30 p.m.
What type of art activities would you like to find in the Teen Zone at the Northwest Regional Library? Join our committee to plan and test a variety of art projects to make available to your fellow teens. Light refreshments provided. 239-479-4636

Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Thursday – 9
Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. Thursdays, Nov. 9, 16
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

Coconut Fest
Sun Splash Family Waterpark  
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
November 9 – 12
Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m., Free Festival Gate
Friday, 5 p.m. to Midnight, Coco Country Night
$7 Gate •Grayson Rogers, Walker Hayes,
Russell Dickerson, High Valley
Saturday, Noon to Midnight, Coco Rock Night
$7 Gate • Vince Neil
Sunday – Noon to 10 p.m., Coco Family Day
Coconut Festival is a nutty event that has a carnival, national music and fireworks. This year’s event will again feature four days of carnival rides, games, food, entertainment and two evenings of spectacular fireworks. Enjoy the national music entertainment on both Friday and Saturday Night. Enjoy the All American Carnival foods we love. Food and drink vendors will be available for all of the festival food needs. www.cocofest.com

One Act Festival
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers
5 – 8 p.m.
A showcase of 3 of our Middle Schools Thespian Troupes presenting One Acts. 239-997-2131

Baby Rhyme Time
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers
11 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. Registration is requested. 239-479-4636

Friday – 10
Giveaway Days
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
3 – 10 p.m.
Come out to Eagle Skate Park with your skate boards, bikes, and scooters to enjoy our ramps and giveaways. We will be giving away food, skate park products, & more. $10 per participant. 239-574-0490

Family Storytime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
9:30 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 10, 17
Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Fair at Fenway South
JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers
Nov. 10 to 12 & Nov. 16 to 19
5 to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 1 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
All-new Pirates of the Caribbean Show where guests can see pirates walk a high-wire plank and the Grizzly Bear Experience. Admission to the fair is as low as $4 per person with a two-for-one admission discount available at www.fairatfenway.com 

Saturday – 11
LabFest and Pals 2017 “Calling All Dogs”
Academy Kennels
2691 North Airport Road, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A Fun Filled pet appreciation Outdoor Festival for thewhole family! There will be trainers, Pet Vendors, Free Pet Stuff, Games, Pro Pet photo sessions, Bake Sale for Pets and Peeps, Doggy Arts & Crafts, Food Truck and more! All to help raise funds for LRROF.org (Labrador Retriever Rescues Of Florida). Silent Auction as well. Accepting Donations. Rescues will be available for ADOPTION. Including misplaced Hurricane Pets. Hope to see your there! At The Grounds of ACADEMY KENNELS just north of Page Field. 239-209-6776

Animal Day at the Farm
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Aminal Day is Back! Come out and get up close and personal with lots of critters! 239-768-0309

Santa’s Wonderland Grand Opening
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers
Saturday, November 11 • 5 – 8 p.m.
Santa is BACK and ready to visit Fort Myers! Santa Claus will arrive at Bass Pro Shops on November 11th at 5 p.m. Join us at the front entrance as we await his arrival by boat! We will be handing out hot chocolate and cookies. Over 3,500-square foot Christmas village chocked full of fun games, activities and fun for the whole family. Will be on display through Dec. 24. 239-461-7800

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

Kids Club: Craft Stick Ornaments
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
Bring the kids to make handmade ornaments. AKA: the cutest keepsakes ever. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 3 and up. $2.

Alive at Night – Snores & Roars – Family Camping
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Nov. 11 & 25 • 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! $49 per person for campers & parents of kids 5 – 12. 239-995-2141

A Loud Winter’s Nap Storytime
Barnes & Noble
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero • 239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers • 239-437-0654
11 a.m.
From the author of the bestselling book Too Many Carrots, this charming picture book features the fun of winter and the heartwarming benefits of friendship. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow

Sunday – 12
Taste of the Islands
Sanibel Community Park
2231 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
Noon – 5 p.m.
The premier island food festival will showcase the vibrant and diverse restaurant community of Sanibel and Captiva with new, exciting culinary experiences along with long-time favorites. Restaurants will offer a delicious array of signature items for $5 and under, allowing guests the opportunity to sample an even greater variety of items. Admission to Taste of the Islands is $5 for adults and free for children 12 years of age and younger. 239-472-3644

Monday – 13
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 crafts and activities that feature math, science, engineering, arts and building. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

On the Table Craft: Thankful Turkey Book
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Nov. 13 – 18
Available during normal library operating hours.
Create your very own turkey book and fill it with all of the things you are thankful for. All supplies provided while they last. 239-479-4636

Wii and Board Games
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
A variety of Nintendo Wii games and board games will be available at this drop-in program. First come, first served. Program limited to high school students. 239-479-4636

On the Table Teens: Decoupage Boxes
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Nov. 13 – 17
Available during normal library operating hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; Noon – 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday. Stop by the Teen Zone to create your own decoupage art box. All supplies provided upon request in the Teen Zone. 239-479-4636

Tuesday – 14
Homeschool Connections:
Multiculturalism – Europe
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11:30 a.m.
Share a book, play a game from another country and learn about all the resources your library has to offer. Visit the library for suggested reading for this special program. Registration is requested as space is limited. For children ages 5-12. 239-479-4636

Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake FSW Day and Bingo
13610 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Come out and meet the FSW Mens and Womens Basketball Team, get tickets for a game, autographs and pictures. We’ll also be playing Bingo with the Cow! 239-433-9030

Thanksgiving Day
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Nov. 14 – 18
Drop in and learn about Thanksgiving. There will be a Thanksgiving book display with activity sheets and coloring sheets. Make a turkey out of gumdrops, marshmallows, toothpicks & straws. 239-479-4636

East County Anime Club
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
4:30 p.m.
For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime and make themed crafts. Program limited to grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Wednesday – 15
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 when you bring your kids to FREE Kids Crafts. 239-948-3766

Penguins in Paradise Exhibit
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
African Penguins will be on exhibit until April 15, 2018. 239-262-5409

Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Teen Creative Coloring
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
3:30 p.m.
Bring your creativity and choose a coloring project to complete or concentrate on designing your own coloring sheet. Materials provided. 239-479-4636

Thursday – 16
Alligator Feeding
Everglades Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs
3 p.m.
Join us on the third Thursday of every month for gator feeding! Watch our handlers hand feed our
36 alligators! Fun and exciting for the whole family. 239-992-2591

Fall Music Showcase
The Sanibel School
3840 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel
6:30 p.m.
Join us as The Steel Drum Band, Seahorse Chorale, Elementary Choir, and Orff Club present an exciting concert! 239-472-1617

Color Yourself Happy: Teen Coloring
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Bring your creativity and choose from some awesome 9×12 poster coloring pages with inspirational or literary quotes. For grade 6 and up. Registration begins Oct. 26. 239-479-4636

Musical: Spamalot
Cypress Lake High School – Center For the Arts
6750 Panther Lane, Fort Myers
November 16 – 19
Spamalot is a musical comedy that tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight inciting many laughs along the way! 239-481-2233

Emerging Inventors Early Learning Classes – Solar Energy
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
9:30 – 11: a.m.
Experience the power of the suna nd explore how solar energy is able to power a museum, create art, and cook a special treat. Designed for children and their parents or other adult caretakers, Emerging Inventors programs include story and music time, socializing with others, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the homes, gardens, and museum. Bringing snacks or lunch is encouraged! Ages 1-5. 239-334-7419

23rd Annual St. Raphael Fall Festival
St. Raphael Church grounds
2514 Lee Blvd Lehigh Acres
November 16 – 19
Carnival rides and games with arm-band specials, Big Tent entertainment each day with nightly live music, Food of all kinds, BBQ, Mexican, Hispanic, Italian, Carnival and American cuisine. Silent auction, Gift basket raffle, and Bake sale and more! www.SRFallFestival.com 239-369-1831

Homeschool Exploration: Around the World
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Homeschoolers, explore cultures from around the globe with hands-on activities and games. For children age 5 and up. Registration begins Oct. 26. 239-479-4636

Friday – 17
Alice in Wonderland
Center for Performing Arts
Moe Auditorium & Film Center
10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
Friday & Saturday, November 17 & 18 • 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19 • 2 p.m.
Experience the wonders as CFABS Youth Players present this wildly fantastic tale about going down the rabbit hole. Tickets: $15 (10% off for current CFABS Members) 239-495-8989

Shrek The Musical
Bishop Verot High School
5598 Sunrise Dr., Fort Myers
November 17 – 19
Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in a whole new way in this breathtaking musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek! 239-274-6700

American Sand Sculpting Championships 2017 Competition
In front of the Wyndham Garden Hotel,
6890 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach
November 17 – 26 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This will be a fun-filled event that will include World Class Master Sand Sculptors, a State Championship contest, Amateur contest, Quick Sand Speed Sculpting, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations and Lessons, Chain Saw Art, Flying Colors, a kids activity area with bounce houses and slides and more than 50 vendors.
www.fmbsandsculpting.com

Movie in the Park – Sing
Jefferson Park
1610 Jefferson Ave., Fort Myers
Friday, Nov. 17 • 7:30 p.m.
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. 239-321-7530

Saturday – 18
Lighting of the Village
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Illumination of more than one million lights and decorations, music, dancing, family fun & Santa!
941-575-3007

Kids’ Christmas Kiss Cookies Class
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts-Gulf Coast Town Center
10008 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
1 p.m.
Learn simple piping techniques and personalize your cookies with sprinkles & sugars. Intended for children 5 years & older. Supplies are required for this class, click on the supplies tab below to download the supply list. $35. 239-432-2758

Science and History Saturday
IMAG History and Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Every month on the first and third Saturdays we have Science and History Saturday respectively.
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

Zoomers Buffet for Toys for Tots
Zoomers Amusement Park
17455 Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers
6 – 9 p.m.
For every buffet sold $5.00 will go to toys for tots along with toys brought in. Bring a toy during the day and you will receive a 1 hour unlimited time play game card (no tickets or prizes)Toys must be new and unwrapped $18.99. 239-481-9666

Oasis Fall Festival
Oasis Charter Schools Campus,
3415 Oasis Blvd., Cape Coral
4 – 8 p.m.
What to expect: Games, entertainment, food vendors, inflatables, Spider Jump, rock wall, obstacle course and other fun activities for children of all ages. Cost: Varies by activity; wristbands for unlimited inflatables and games will be sold in advance. Contact: oasisfallfestival@yahoo.com

Old Florida Festival
Collier County Museum,
3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples
Nov. 18 – 19 • 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
The Old Florida Festival, our flagship event, is a celebration of 500+yrs of Florida history as told through historical reenactors, demonstrators, craftworkers, music, food, dance, and art. The two-day event will take place at the Collier Museum at Government Center (main museum in East Naples) on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18th and 19th.
239-252-8476

SW-Florida Comic-Con
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr. Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The show has over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, movies, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. Meet the Cosplayers from all over Florida dressed up as their favorite characters. Take your pictures with them. Over 50 different
Cosplayers! Cosplay Costume Contest at 3 p.m.
See the 5 Most Famous Cars in the World:
Starsky & Hutch – 1976 Gran Torino Car – TV Series
K.I.T.T. – Famous Car from the Knight Rider TV Series
Back to the Future Car – Delorean
Batman 1990 Movie – The BatMobile
Herbie 1963 – The Famous Love Bug
Darth Vader, R2-D2 – StormTroopers
Meet the Featured Actresses Deborah Smith Ford and Chalet Brannan from Disney.
Tickets on sale now – General Admission is only $20 – All Kids Under 12 are FREE.
www.swfloridacomiccon.com

Horse Interaction Day – Thanksgiving
Saddlewood Horse Club
16111 Saddlewood Lane, Cape Coral
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come out to a fun-filled day this month for our Horse Interaction Day with Thanksgiving Picture Spot Children 2 – 15 will be able to enjoy pony/horse rides, brush, and feed horses, hop in the bounce house, and munch lunch. Have a blast with the live horse painting! $20/child, lunch and all activities included. Rain or shine thanks to our COVERED riding arena. Please pre-register by phone or e-mail to reserve your spot – limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card (recommended) or cash at gate. 239-738-9300 or info@CapeHorses.com
www.CapeHorses.com

Southwest Florida Horse Rescue Fall Festival Fundraiser
South West Florida Horse Rescue, Inc. (SWFHR)
14811 State Road 31, Punta Gorda
9 – 5 p.m.
Horse show, pie eating, pony rides, rock painting, line dancing, bake sale, auctions and more. www.swfhr.org

Bear Says Thanks Storytime
Barnes & Noble
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero • 239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers • 239-437-0654
11 a.m.
Join us for this special Storytime in celebration of Thanksgiving. When Bear decides to throw a feast to thank his friends, they show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

Junior Ranger Program
Koreshan State Historic Site
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
10 a.m.
Come in for a fun learning experience and become a Junior Ranger! Discover and learn about plants, animals, and other secrets of the park. Meet in the picnic area at 10:00am. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. 239-992-0311

Kids Club: Holiday Banner
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
ittle makers will love to create a fun holiday banner. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises 3 and up. $2.

Movie Fun
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18
10:30 a.m. & 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22
A family-themed movie. Check at the library for the title. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m.
The whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of prereading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Game Day (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Play the PS4 or Wii U. A variety of games will be available. 239-479-4636

Teen Advisory Group
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Do you have ideas to help improve the library for teen patrons? If so, join our Teen Advisory Group. We need your input, so don’t be shy. 239-479-4636

Special Needs Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Books, music and sensory experiences for children age 3 to 12-years-old with special needs and their families. Registration begins Oct. 28. 239-479-4636

Kids Paddle Board
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
9 – 10:30 a.m.
During this program,children will quickly learn the basic skills needed to get them up on a paddle board and able to explore a new world on the water. Beginner and intermediate paddlers are welcome, as this program will be tailored to meet individual needs. Children will work on paddle strength and technique, which will increase control and speed while on a paddle board. $25 per child. To register, call 239-574-0806.

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

Thanksgiving Craft
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Make a fun Thanksgiving craft. 239-479-4636

Kids Day
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Kids from toddlers to twelve are invited to participate in fun activities. Kids will receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza, a coupon for a free regular pretzel from Mr. Pretzels, and a coupon for a free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, while supplies last. 239-948-3766

Monday – 20
Game Night for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Play the Wii or PS3 gaming system. Many games will be available. 239-479-4636

Fall Fest
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Get creative with crafts and games all about autumn. For grades K-5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Tuesday – 21
Thanksgiving Day: Be Thankful
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21
Noon – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22
Fill out a leaf for the Be Thankful Tree to let us know what you are thankful for this holiday. Make a fake pumpkin pie slice out of colored tissue paper and a paper plate. 239-479-4636

Thanksgiving Tales
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers
3:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving tales for the whole family. 239-479-4636

Wednesday – 22
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Thanksgiving Movie and Craft
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Watch a short film about the very first Thanksgiving and make a fun craft to celebrate. 239-479-4636

An Afternoon at the Movies
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
1 p.m.
A team of superheroes must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of one of their parentage. Rated PG-13, for ages 13 and older. Movie showings are subject to change. 239-479-4636

 

Friday – 24
Photos With Santa
Miromar Outlets, Estero
November 24 through Saturday, December 23
Make an everlasting memory and receive a photo with Santa at Miromar Outlets. Miromar Outlets has a complement of full service and casual dining restaurants to choose from. Shop under covered walkways, rain or shine. Features over 140 great designer and brand name manufacturers’ outlet stores. Save up to 70% off retail store prices! 239-948-3766

Makerspace Workshop
Three locations: Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Estero
9 a.m. – noon
While you’re out getting your holiday shopping done, your child could be learning & experimenting in our Makerspace Workshop. This 3 hour workshop is packed with cool activities, so your child will have a blast. 239-275-1130

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Nov. 24 – Dec. 31 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Historic buildings and acres of gardens decorated with lights, traditional decorations and Edison and Ford inventions. A behind the scenes tour takes you inside and up close in the Edison and Ford homes, led by curatorial staff with special insight on the traditions of the Edison and Ford families. FREE Children’s Holiday Tree Trail with handmade ornaments on trees created by Lee County students Santa visits in the Ford Santa Workshop.
www.edisonfordwinterestates.org  239-334-7419

Saturday – 25
Tubey Creations
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop into the Youth Services area any time and make a craft with cardboard tubes. 239-479-4636

Everything is Mama Storytime
Barnes & Noble
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero • 239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers • 239-437-0654
11 a.m.
Jimmy Fallon is back with a follow-up to his bestselling picture book Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA. His new book, Everything is Mama, is a lighthearted look at the world from a baby’s point of view, as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to mama. Activities to follow.

Monday – 27
STEAM Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Welcome to STEAM Club. Let’s get creative. Each month will feature a different STEAM related theme for children in grades K-5. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

SMILE! Scavenger Hunt
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Nov. 27 – Dec. 1
Stop by the Teen Zone to locate 24 different phrases about smiles and smiling. If you find them all, SMILE…you win a prize. For students in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Tuesday – 28
Buildapalooza
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28
Get ready to build and play with a variety of kid-friendly construction materials. Bring your creativity and the library will supply the rest. For grades K – 5. Registration begins Nov. 7. 239-479-4636

Chick-fil-A Family Night
13610 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for Family Night – Kids make your Own Sundaes just the way you like it and coloring with the Chick-fil-A Cow! 239-433-9030

11th Annual Festival of Trees
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers
Nov. 28 – Dec. 3
We kick things off with a Preview Party & Breakthrough Awards on Tuesday, November 28. Other great events during the week, including an Ugly Sweater Contest on Wednesday, November 29 and Painting with a Purpose on Thursday, Dec. 1, highlight is The River District Art Walk and Holiday Stroll, capped off by a concert by the Nowhere Band. Saturday, December 2, features the Children’s Holiday Workshop at Santa’s Block Party, day of arts and crafts for the kids. Kids can meet St. Nick and even get their photo taken with the Jolly Ol’ Elf!n addition, enjoy a wonderful breakfast where Santa will make a special appearance during Santa’s Block Party on Saturday, Dec. 2. 239-333-1933

Wednesday – 29
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Thursday – 30
Holiday Show “The Littlest Reindeer” –
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers
6:30 – 8 p.m.
It’s Christmas and the North Pole crew are putting the final touches on Santa’s sleigh when who should appear but the Littlest Reindeer! The North Pole crew is putting the final touches on Santa’s sleigh when who should appear but the Littlest Reindeer! All the elves and the other reindeer laugh at her and tell her to get out of the way, but she comes to the rescue when Santa gets stuck in a too-small chimney. Tickets on sale online $6 – reserved seating. 239-997-2131