July Calendar

Summer Reading Days
Bennett’s Fresh Roast,
2011 Bayside Parkway in downtown Fort Myers
June 1 – August 9 • 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bennett’s will offer school-aged children, from kindergarten through fifth grade, a complimentary fresh donut each time they read a book at Bennett’s in downtown Fort Myers. Children may receive one free donut per day when they read a book and are accompanied by a parent! While daily supplies last. www.BennettsFreshRoast.com.

 

July

 

Monday – 17
John Storms and His World of Reptiles
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

John Storms and His World of Reptiles
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Discover the fascinating and slithering world of reptiles with John Storms as he features several favorite cold-blooded creatures. Registration required. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: Safari Creatures
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – Noon
Roam the savanna in search of majestic lions with this week’s safari-themed projects. Today enjoy making a Perler® lion paw and binoculars. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. Now only $4.

Giveaway Days
Eagle Skate Park
3 – 8 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, and more. 239-574-0490

Big Splash
Hammond Stadium
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway; Fort Myers
9 a.m.
Kids of all ages can enjoy slip-n-slide. sprinklers an old-style fire truck hose and much more! Come join the waterworks bonanza that begins at 9 a.m. Tickets $9. Miracle vs. St. Lucie Mets at 11:05 a.m.

Tuesday – 18
Save the Beach
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave, Bonita Springs
6 p.m.
Our friends from the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge share hands-on ideas for teens about how to save our beaches and oceans. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Our Big Backyard
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Manatees, shells, palm trees – there’s a lot of cool stuff right in our backyard. Join WGCU and PBS KIDS to learn about some
of the things that make our home special. You can have an adventure right here at home. For grades K-5. Please pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

An Afternoon at the Movies
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Tuesday, July 18 • 2 p.m.
Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Online registration begins July 11. Rated PG; Movie showings are subject to change without notice. Children under the age of 8 will be accompanied by a caregiver. 239-479-4636

PAW Patrol Live!
“Race to the Rescue”
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers
July 18 – 19
PAW Patrol Live!, presented by Pedigree, brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy, musical adventure. When Mayor Goodway goes missing during the day of The Great Adventure Bay Race, the pups come to the rescue. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Skye and Everest as they work to rescue Mayor Goodway and reach the race’s finish line before Mayor Humdinger! Tickets for all Florida shows are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting
www.pawpatrollive.com/florida-paw-patrol-live-dates.

Chick-fil-A Family Night-Summer Craft
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5-7 p.m.
Join us for a fun summer crafts! 239-433-9030

Build a Birdhouse
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room Building
Build a birdhouse from recycled materials. For grades K-5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Teen YoPlay Yoga
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Breathe and stretch as you learn poses, postures and fun yoga techniques. Presented by Emily Gibson of YoPlay Yoga. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Build a Better Community
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
Help make the world a better place by creating no-sew fleece blankets to donate to Project Linus, a nonprofit that gives
handmade blankets to critically ill children. Create your own stress ball to take home, too. All materials provided. For grades 6-12. Space is limited, registration is required. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express:
The Spongebob Square Pants Movie: Sponge Out of Water & The Adventures of Tintin
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers
Week 7: July 18 – 19 • All movies start at 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10 am. Each week both movies play on both days.

Wednesday – 19
I Do What I Can
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave, Bonita Springs
3 p.m.
We all have a chance to make the world a better place by helping our friends and neighbors. Come get some ideas from
the PBS KIDS show Peg + Cat and talk about what you can do. For grades K-5. 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

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

Juggling Workshop
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
2 p.m.
Professional juggler Gerard Tricarico demonstrates his amazing juggling abilities and teaches you how to do these incredible tricks, too. For grades 6-12. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Build a Better Pokemon
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
A variety of Pokemon-themed crafts will be available, including kaleidocycles, never-ending Pokemon evolution cards, Shrinkydinks, a button maker and corner bookmarks. For grades 6-12. Maximum 30 attendees. 239-479-4636

Creative Builder
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Make your own Pinball Machine. Get creative and enjoy meeting others at this fun teen program. All supplies are provided and space is limited to 24 teens. Registration required. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Leggo My Magic Show
Johann Fust Community Library
1040 10th St W, Boca Grande
10:30 a.m.
Joey, Alexandra and Sydney (the live Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music and audience interaction. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: Safari Creatures
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – Noon
Roam the savannah in search of majestic lions with this week’s safari-themed projects. Today enjoy making a painted safari scene and lion ears. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. Now only $4.

Storytelling with Windell Campbell
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Windell Campbell takes the audience on an exciting journey using his voice and puppets to bring stories alive. Registration required. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Real Life Hero Meet and Greet
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Meet some of the real life heroes from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Thursday – 20
An Afternoon at the Movies
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m.
A band of rebels plot to steal the Death Star’s blueprints. PG-13, for ages 13 and older Movie showings are subject to change without notice. Seating is limited. First come, first serve. 239-479-4636

Drumming with Ndakhte
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m.
Discover the history and sounds of African drums and participate in hands-on drumming activities. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Surprise Movie Screening
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
For teens who have completed grades 6 to 12. Join us for a surprise movie screening featuring a favorite film. Registration begins July 13. 239-479-4636

Crazy Cardboard Construction
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
For children who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade. Get crafty and let your imagination run wild. Join us at the library to go crazy with cardboard, where you can create things like cars, buildings, games and more with recyclable materials. The sky is the limit. Registration begins July 13. 239-479-4636

Save the Beach
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Join our friends from the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to discover how you can save our beaches and oceans with hands-on activities. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Friday – 21
Florida’s Amazing Birds
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Discover where our local birds fly, what they eat and what their tweets mean. Presented by Jason Boeckman from Lee County Conservation 20/20. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: Safari Creatures
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – Noon
Roam the savannah in search of majestic lions with this week’s safari-themed projects. Today enjoy making painted canvas and lion puppets. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. Now only $4.

Family Bingo Night
Rotino Center
5817 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Forget about making dinner and bring the FAMILY for a night of Pizza and Bingo! Parents and children will have pizza and then play 5 different games of bingo for a chance to win prizes. $10 per person (Receive a total of $5 off for any family of 2 or more when pre-registered by Thursday, July 20) 239-574-0807

Daddy-Daughter Date Princess Night
Fort Myers Miracle – Hammond Stadium
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
7:05 p.m.
Fireworks Fridays! Post-game sky will light up with 11 spectacular Fireworks! For the princess in all of us. Miracle vs Tampa.
239-768-4210

Bike Contest
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
Come out to Eagle Skate Park and show off your bike skills. Participants will compete and prizes will be awarded. $10 per participant. 239-574-0490

Saturday – 22
Washi Tape Madness
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Discover how to create colorful works of art with washi tape, a fun new craft supply. All materials provided. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Kids Club: Safari Animal Canvas
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 fun safari animal canvas art. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2

What Do You Do With a Problem Storytime
Barnes & Noble – Bonita Springs
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero • 239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers • 239-437-0654
11 a.m.
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn’t so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. Activities to follow.

Chick-fil-A Make Your Own Milkshake 50s Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 – 8 p.m.
Throw on the poodle skirts, leather jackets and come by for dinner and let the kids (12 and under) make their own milkshakes! We will have lots of yummy toppings, free hats for the kids, 50’s music and a visit from The Chick-Fil-A Cow! 239-433-9030

Summer Bash Skate Contest
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
Eagle Skate Park is hosting a summer bash skate contest! Come out and show off your skate tricks! Prizes to be awarded. $10 per participant. 239-574-0490

Astronomy Night
Seahawk Park
1030 NW 28th St, Cape Cora
9 – 11 p.m.
Join the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society (SWFAS) for a fun, free, family night of night sky observation at Seahawk Park!
Experts from the Society will have telescopes and viewing equipment set up and will be on hand to explain what can be seen. This is a free event! www.theeyepiece.org

Backpack Giveaway
Fort Myers Miracle – Hammond Stadium
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
6:05 p.m.
First 500 kids ages 12 and under will receive a backpack thanks to KOHL’S and B103FM. Miracle vs Tampa. 239-768-4210

Premiere Screening of “The Farthest” Commemorates Voyager Mission’s 40th Anniversary
The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium will host a pre-TV-release screening of the PBS documentary, “The Farthest,” on July 22, The daytime show is open to any museum visitor with regular admission. The evening event includes a reception and opening remarks from a representative of WGCU, our local PBS affiliate, about the making of the documentary and from a participant in the Voyager I mission’s encounter with Jupiter. 239-275-3435

Monday – 24
Real Life Hero Meet and Greet
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Meet some of the real life heroes from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Real Life Hero Meet and Greet
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Meet some of the real life heroes from the Cape Coral Police Department. Registration required. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: All About Me
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – Noon
Let’s talk about your favorite subject: YOU! Create projects that tell the story of you, your family and your favorite things. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. $4

Tuesday – 25
Our Big Backyard
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Manatees, shells, palm trees – there’s a lot of cool stuff right in our backyard. Join WGCU and PBS KIDS to learn about some of the things that make our home special. You can have an adventure right here at home. Online registration begins July 18. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Summer Movie Express: Happy Feet 2 &
Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 &
Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20 in Fort Myers
Week 8: July 25 – 26 • All movies start at 10 a.m.
Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10 am. Each week both movies play on both days.

Magic at the Library
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center
Experience exciting magic tricks up close and personal with professional magician Dewayne Hill. Open to middle and high school-aged students. 239-479-4636

Building Friendships
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
1 p.m.
The summer is coming to an end but friendships are just beginning. Join us for this final summer reading program as we enjoy pizza, watch book trailers for new releases, and play team games. For grades 6-12. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Build a Better World at the Library
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
Have fun playing games, doing science experiments, creating art and more. For grades K-5. Please pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Chick-fil-A Family Night- Make Your Own Sundae
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5-7 p.m.
Kids 12 and under it’s time to make your own sundae with lots of yummy toppings! And Coloring with the Chick-fil-A Cow
239-433-9030

Peace, Love & Tie-dye
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Design your own one of-a-kind T-shirt. Presented by Starry Skies Tie Dyes. For grades 6-12. Registration Required. 239-479-4636

Before School/Active You
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room Building. Get moving, exercise your body and mind. For grades K-5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Wednesday – 26
Save the Beach
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave, Bonita Springs
3 p.m.
Join our friends from the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to discover how you can save our beaches and oceans with hands-on activities. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: All About Me
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – Noon
Let’s talk about your favorite subject: YOU! Create projects that tell the story of you, your family and your favorite things. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. $4

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

Leggo My Magic Show
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Joey, Alexandra & Sydney (the live Eclectus parrot) will lead you on an adventure featuring comedy, magic, music and audience interaction. Registration required. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Teen Party & Little Bits
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Come join us as we play with Little Bits and create some of the activities in the kit. You will be asked to share what you made with the group. Space is limited to 30 teens so register online for your space. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Build a Better Game: Angry Birds
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Play an “in real life” version of the popular video game “Angry Birds.” Make your own angry bird pompom game to take home, too. For grades 6-12. Maximum 30 attendees. 239-479-4636

Our Big Backyard
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Location: North Fort Myers Recreation Center. Manatees, shells, palm trees – there’s a lot of cool stuff right in our backyard. Join WGCU and PBS KIDS to learn about some of the things that make our home special. You can have an adventure right here at home. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Build Your Creativity
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
2 p.m.
Visit the Pine Island Public Library and participate in an open craft session. An assortment of supplies will be provided to create Blackout Poetry and CD Scratch Art projects. Recommended for ages 12 and up, with an opportunity to display your finished products in the library before taking them home. All materials supplied, while supplies last. 239-479-4636

Thursday – 27
Under Construction with DoDad’s Lab
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
For children who just completed kindergarten to fifth grade. Professor DoDad presents a high energy science show featuring experiments, music, puppets and lots of laughs. Registration begins July 20. 239-479-4636

Build a Family Treasure Box
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m.
Visit the Pine Island Public Library and participate in an open craft event. Take home your creation as a keepsake to hold knick knacks, charms and other items. All materials provided, one per family, while supplies last. Recommended for families working together, or children ages 8 and up. 239-479-4636

Make a Paracord Bracelet
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
3 p.m.
Come join the fun and make yourself a paracord bracelet to show your friends when you go back to school. All supplies will be provided. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

“Budding” Builders’ Project
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Make and take craft. For grades K-5. Pick up free tickets at the library one week before the event. 239-479-4636

Dr. Bore & the Quest for Hope
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
For teens who have completed grades 6 to 12. It is the year 3000 and the world is in danger. Centuries of human impact have made the planet unstable and scientists predict that the Earth has less than five years left. Do you have what it takes to save the world? Teens will work in a team to solve puzzles and clues that open a lockbox with valuable information. Based on the game by Breakout EDU, this program is similar to escape room challenges. Materials provided. Registration begins July 20. 239-479-4636

Friday – 28
Teen YoPlay Yoga
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Breathe and stretch as you learn poses, postures and fun yoga techniques. Presented by Emily Gibson of YoPlay Yoga. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Camp Creativity: All About Me
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – Noon
Let’s talk about your favorite subject: YOU! Create projects that tell the story of you, your family and your favorite things. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. $4

PBR Pro Touring Division
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
July 28 – 29   239-948-7825

Live Animal Show
Cape Coral Yacht Club
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
7 p.m.
This exciting, interactive live animal show will feature a variety of reptiles, birds, amphibians and arachnids including a 12′ python, a baby alligator, a dove, small and large tortoises and more. Doors open at 6 p.m. for FREE crafts & games before the show. $5 Admission For tickets, call 239-574-0806.

Chick-fil-A Star Wars Trivia Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Grab a team (up to 4 people) or play alone and be ready to have a night of Star Wars trivia! Everyone playing receives a treat and prizes for 1st and 2nd place. Wear your favorite Star Wars attire and receive an extra treat! 239-433-9030

Saturday – 29
Horse Interaction Day
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. Children 2 – 15 will be able to pet, groom and feed horses, enjoy pony/horse riding in the COVERED riding arena, hop in the bounce house, and munch lunch. A highlight is as well our Live Horse Painting! $20/child, lunch and all activities included. Please pre-pay by phone or here to reserve your spot or cash at the gate. 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 Fun@CapeHorses.com www.CapeHorses.com

On the Table: World Traveler
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Drop in and travel the world with different arts and crafts from far flung regions. We will make sure you have traveled somewhere this summer, even if it’s just exposure to a different culture. 239-479-4636

Pure Florida Summer Science Cruises
Four Freedoms Park – 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Pure Florida is offering a special cruise out of Cape Coral which will give children and their families the opportunity to enjoy 1.5-hour cruises featuring the opportunity for children to learn about the Southwest Florida environment and to observe the variety of wildlife present on the waters. Admission is $37.50 for adults and $18.75 for children. Reservations are required. 239-263-4949 or visiting www.purefl.com.

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 and a coupon for a free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, while supplies last. 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

Florida’s Amazing Birds
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Discover where our local birds fly, what they eat and what their tweets mean. Presented by Jason Boeckman of Lee County Conservation 20/20. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Storytime in Celebration of Get Pop-Cultured Storytime
Barnes & Noble – Bonita Springs
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero • 239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers • 239-437-0654
11 a.m.
Featuring Good Morning, Superman!, Be A Star, Wonder Woman! and Bedtime for Batman! Superheroes have to get up in the morning, go to school and have a bedtime, just like you! Join us as we read about turning everyday situations into amazing super adventures! Kids, come dressed as your favorite superhero, villain or character to show your fandom! Activities to follow.

Kids Club: Summer Planters
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 outdoor summer planters. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2

The Heights Center’s annual outreach program
The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers
10 a.m. until noon
The Heights Center provides backpacks and school supplies for nearly 450 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. 239-482-7706

Sunday – 30
Celebrate Henry Ford’s Birthday
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
The day will start off with free birthday cake served at 10 a.m. Living history characters, Henry and Clara Ford will be available for photo opportunities. Henry Ford and his wife Clara purchased their winter retreat in Fort Myers, next door to Thomas and Mina Edison in 1916. The purchase price was $20,000 for about three acres of riverfront gardens and a Craftsman-style bungalow. The homesite was nicknamed “The Mangoes” for the many Mango trees on the property. For more information, call 239-334-7419 or visit www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

18th Annual Big
Backpack Event
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle
4750 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers
Sunday, July 30 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The first 2,000 kids will receive FREE backpacks and school supplies.
FREE ADMISSION The event will also have face painting, clowns, free haircuts, giveaways, vendors and live entertainment! www.multiculturalcentre.org