February Calendar

 

January

 

Wed – 31
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland

Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Drug House Odyssey
Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Rd, N. Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Join us for this real-life depiction about the dangers of underage drinking and drinking and driving – this walk through play is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about making good choices. 239-543-8368

 

February

 

Thursday – 1
Vocal Cabaret
Cypress Lake High School
6750 Panther Ln., Fort Myers
7 – 9 p.m.

The cost is $5. 239-481-2233

Drop-In Teen Activities: Dream
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Feb. 1 – 28

Available during normal library
operating hours. Drop in all month long during library hours for fun crafts about Black History Month. 239-479-4636

“Love Your Library Month”
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Feb. 1 – 28

Available during normal library operating hours. Drop-in anytime and love your library. Book displays and activities will change weekly. 239-479-4636

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

Location: North Cornog Plaza
Go nuts over these soapy spheres and dance to some favorite kid’s tunes. For all ages. 239-479-4636

Friday – 2
Shark Program
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.

Join a Park Ranger for an interesting and fun talk about Sharks. Discover why sharks, which are often feared, are an incredible group of animals which are commonly misunderstood. Explore why they’re important to our ecosystem, and learn what you can do to help protect them. Reservations are required. 239-463-4588

Saturday – 3
Science Saturday
IMAG History and Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. to 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

SW Florida Twins Youth Clinics
Twins instructors will use drills to teach the fundamentals of throwing, hitting and fielding at each clinic. The clinics are open to children ages 5-13 and younger children who are accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, February 3 • 10 a.m. to noon
South Fort Myers Little League / Rutenberg Park
6500 S. Pointe Boulevard, Fort Myers
Howard Gold-239-851-2554 and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and North Fort Myers Babe Ruth League
2050 North Recreation Parkway, North Fort Myers,
Jason Estes- 859-229-4169

First Annual Strawberry Festival
31 Produce & Mining Co., 18672 State Road 31, Alva
Saturday, February 3 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
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Face painting, petting zoo, clydesdales, craft vendors, food vendors, live music by the Ben Allen Band and more! Free admission. $5 to park.
239-313-8213

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. Registration not required. 239-479-4636

Tween Saturdays
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m
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Make your own lightsaber cards with LED lights. Program limited to grades 5-8. 239-479-4636

Home Depot Kids Workshop:
Valentine Bean Bag Toss
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m. – noon

Score points with your loved ones and build a Valentine bean bag toss in this hands-on workshop. You and your child can construct a fun bean bag toss game for the whole family to love. Following the bean bag toss game board construction, your child can decorate 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

I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers 239-437-0654
11 a.m.

Tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s pivotal role in the fight against slavery. Join us for Storytime and learn more about this important American icon.

Kids Club: Valentine’s Day Lovebugs
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers 239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero 239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon

They make, you shop! Kids 3 and up and can enjoy making Valentine’s Day lovebugs using clothespins and pom poms. All supplies provided. Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. $2.

Saturday Engineering Series
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
1 – 3 p.m.

Take the design challenge and solve a variety of fun engineering challenges surrounding Earth’s favorite molecule, H2O. Cost: Memers $15, non-members $25. To register, call 239-334-7419.

Pony Day
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for a fun day of pony rides! All Small Pony Rides will be here from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. It is $2 per ride. Some of the ponies will be dressed as unicorns. All Small Ponies is a rescue in Punta Gorda. They are so excited to be joining with Southern Fresh Farms for this event. We will also be having vendors for this event. 239-768-0309

ArtFest Fort Myers
Edwards Drive at Hendry Street in Historic Downtown Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
February 3 – 4

On the first weekend in February, the waterfront will be fillled with with exceptional art, entertainment and children’s art activities. Kids love the Publix art yard! Make art treasures to take home. Buy artwork for just $5. See live performances. Make artsy shopping bags, jewelry, and snacks. artfestfortmyers.com

Sunday – 4
EAA 66 Young Eagle Rally and
Pancake Breakfast
Page Field Airport Ft. Myers
Captain Channing Page Dr.
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 if you are interested in attending. (www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-Young-Eagles-)

Monday – 5
Chess Anyone?
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

On the Table Craft for Kids: Special Delivery Valentine Mailbox
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Feb. 5 – 14

Available during normal library operating hours. Create your very own Valentine’s Day mailbox and Valentines for your friends and family. All supplies provided while they last. 239-479-4636

Tuesday – 6
Alligator Talk
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
11 a.m.

We love our alligators! Come visit with them up close and personal. (Okay, behind the gate!) Our animal care expert will share all about alligators: their habit, diet, why they are important to the ecosystem, and how to protect them. Admission to this talk is free with your entrance fee. Great experience for the whole family. 239-275-3435

Family Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Join us for a fun night making a great Valentine craft. 239-433-9030

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

Chess Anyone?
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Rise to the chess challenge and join in the fun. Bring a personal chess set, if desired. 239-479-4636

East County Anime Club
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 27

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

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. Registration is requested. 239-479-4636

Wednesday – 7
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland

Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Reading Has Gone to the Dogs
Johann Fust Community Library
1040 W. 10th St., Boca Grande
3 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Come read to Smokie the therapy dog. She is a great listener. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd., N. Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14

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

Valentine Cards
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd., N. Fort Myers
4 p.m.

Let a family member or friend know you care by making them a special card. For grades
K – 5. 239-479-4636

After School Crew: Math
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 2
8
Weekly stories and activities featuring fun with math. For grades K-5. 239-479-4636

Teen Anime Drawing Fan Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.

Anime drawing fans share what they have created, discover content and connect with other fans. Colored pencils, pens and paper supplies provided. 239-479-4636

TAG – Teen Advisory Group
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:15 p.m.

For students in grades 6 – 12. Have fun while making a positive difference in your world. Each month we’ll work on different projects to help local and global communities, hang out and have a snack. So, join us for fun, friends, food, and a variety of worthwhile activities. 239-479-4636

Thursday – 8
2nd/3rd Grades present “Proud”
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts
1856 Arts Way, North Fort Myers
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Reserved seating – tickets on sale online. $6. 239-997-2131

Rainbows and Unicorns
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.

Preschoolers, join us as we explore a magical world of stories, songs and colorful activities. There will be glitter. For ages 2 – 5.
Registration required. 239-479-4636

Orchestra Concert
Cypress Lake High School
6750 Panther Ln., Fort Myers
7 to 9 p.m.

Pre MPA Concert with the CLMS Orchestra. It is free. 239-481-2233

Friday – 9
Thomas Edison’s 171st birthday
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
10 a.m.

Birthday festivities include photo opportunities with “Thomas” and “Mina,” students from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School, everyone in attendance will sing happy birthday and cake will be served. The birthday party is a free public event. (does not include tours of the homes, museum or lab). 239-334-7419

Movie in the Park – SING
STARS Complex
2980 Edison Ave, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m.

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition. 239-321-7545

Sea Turtle Program
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Ft 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. 239-463-4588

Footloose
Center for Performing Arts,
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Friday, February 9, 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 10, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sunday, February 11, 2 p.m.

Join the CFABS Teen Players for Footloose. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. 239-495-8989

Saturday – 10
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

SW Florida Twins Youth Clinics
Twins instructors will use drills to teach the fundamentals of throwing, hitting and fielding at each clinic. The clinics are open to children ages 5-13 and younger children who are accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, February 10 • 10 a.m. to noon
Tri-County Challenger Little League Baseball
(Special Needs Participants)
Three Oaks Park, 18215 Three Oaks Pkwy, Fort Myers
Rocky Barron-239-292-7857

Spaghetti and Picasso – Paint, Eat & Fun
Unity of Fort Myers
11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Join us for a family evening with parents, children and friends
enjoying spaghetti while a local artist guides you as you paint your own masterpiece! Individual
canvas and paint supplies will be provided. RSVP at: youthandfamilyministry@yahoo.com

Family Bingo Night
Lighthouse of SWFL
35 West Marianan Ave.
North Fort Myers
6 p.m.

Fundraiser to benefit the Trail Blazers 4-H club. Includes: Ten bingo cards, Italian dinner with salad, roll and a beverage. Extra bingo cards and sweet treats will be available for purchase. Prizes, raffles and family fun! $15 early bird (eventbrite.com) or $20 at the door. 941-457-4278

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 Jan. 20. 239-479-4636

Upcycled Crafts
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
1 – 3 p.m.

Please join us for a variety of special Valentine crafts. Create your own heart-filled masterpiece. All supplies provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! Storytime
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers 239-437-0654
11 a.m.

Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team. Activities to follow.

Kids Club: Valentine’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 sweet dimensional Valentine’s Day card. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

A Cappella Quarterfinal
Cypress Lake High School
6750 Panther Ln, Fort Myers
7 p.m.

The top two finishing groups at this event will advance to the ICHSA South Semifinal. 239-481-2233

Kids Club: Valentine’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 to 8 can enjoy making sweet themed Valentine’s Day Card. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2.

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

Bee My Valentine
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
5 – 10 p.m.

Parents can enjoy an evening out while their child is supervised by our recreational staff. For ages 3-6. Children will enjoy an evening of crafts, cookie decorating, songs, and stories. This event is only $12 per child and pizza is included. Guardians are not required to stay.
239-242-3950 to register.

Hearty Party
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
5 – 10 p.m.

Parents can enjoy a night out on the town while their children are supervised by our recreational staff. For grades K-8 . Only $12 per child. Participants will enjoy games, music, dancing and fun with pizza included. 239-242-3950

Child Safety Fair
FDLE’s Fort Myers Regional
Operations Center
4700 Terminal Drive, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join local public safety agencies for a fun day of activities for the whole family. SWAT and K-9 Demonstrations, Fire Safety, Free Bike Helmet Giveaway (while supplies last), Fingerprinting, Escape House, Free Car Seat Checks, Cybersecurity Awareness Presentations, Smokey the Bear and more. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. 239-278-7170

STEMtastic Day of Discovery
Lee County Public
Education Center
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

STEMtastic Day of Discovery is an award winning STEM event that provides an exciting atmosphere for children and families to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts. www.edisonfestival.org

Mutt Strutt
Hendry Street between Edwards and Bay in downtown Fort Myers
Noon – 4 p.m.

Dog lovers, families, vendors and pet agencies gather for fun, food and mutt strutt! Pooches and owners in costumes or their finest bling – even a few doggie floats mixed in! www.edisonfestival.org

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Noon to 2 p.m. in WINK Playland

Come decorate a heart shaped cookie for your Valentine.
239-948-3766

Cupcakes & Crafts Party
AR Workshop Cape Coral
231 Del Prado Blvd. S.
Noon

Join us for a festive, family friendly Cupcakes & Crafts Party at the workshop! Join us and make any of our NEW Free Standing Mini Block Signs (Totally kid friendly! Perfect for age 7 and up – younger can do with mom and dad’s close help)
Choose from multiple designs for boys and girls. Registration required to guarantee your spot! While here, enjoy complimentary mini-cupcakes, and check out all of our home decor, gifts, jewelry and accessories. Pricing: 1 for $14, 2 for $20. 239-829-5800
www.arworkshop.com/capecoral

Sunday – 11
Junior Coronation &
Parade Awards
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St, Fort Myers
4:30 p.m.

Immediately following the Junior Parade, participants and family members gather for awards and the highly anticipated crowning of the Junior King and Queen. www.edisonfestival.org

Valentine’s Skate Contest
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
2 – 4 p.m.

Eagle Skate Park is hosting a Valentine’s skate contest! Come out and show off your skate tricks! Prizes to be awarded. $10 per participant (includes
admission). 239-574-0490

Giveaway Days
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
Noon – 6 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

Junior Fun Run
First Street and Lee Street, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hundreds of young participants turn out to test their skills in a fun run prior to the start of the Junior Parade.
www.edisonfestival.org

The Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade
Downtown River District
2:30 p.m.

Over 100 units including floats, marching bands, dancers, street performers, clowns and dignitaries parade their way around
the Downtown River District.
www.edisonfestival.org

Monday – 12
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

Wii and Board Games
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.

A variety of Nintendo Wii games and board games are available in this drop-in program. First come, first served. Program limited to high school students. 239-479-4636

Holiday Craft Fun
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4 p.m.

Join us for some holiday fun and create a special gift for a friend or family member in honor of Valentine’s Day. All supplies provided by the library. Registration begins Jan. 15. Your registration is valid until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Valentine’s Day Storytime
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m.

Stories, crafts and more for ages 3-6. Supplies are limited to children ages 3-6.
Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tuesday – 13
DIY Teen Crafts
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.

Perler beading returns to the library. Arrange beads into any pattern and iron them together to make a keychain or magnet. Program limited to high school students. 239-479-4636

Family Night-Valentine’s Cards
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Time to make Valentine cards with fun decorations. 239-433-9030

Manatee Talk
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.

Meet with a Park Ranger for an interesting and informative talk about Manatees. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. 239-463-4588

Kindness Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4 p.m.

Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For grades K – 5 .
Registration required. 239-479-4636

Love is All You Need:
Valentine’s Day Crafts
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.

Celebrate the day of love with special Valentine’s Day themed crafts and activities. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Wednesday – 14
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playlan
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Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Valentine’s Day Card Making
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Drop-in and make a special card for someone you love. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Story Time in the Garden
Lakes Regional Park Chidren’s Garden
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers
10 a.m.

Story Time in the Garden second Wednesday of each month from October through April. stories and activities are appropriate for children up to 3rd grade. Meet in the Children’s Garden. 239-533-7575

Silver Ring Thing
Living Waters,
22100 S Tamiami Trail, Estero
7 – 9 p.m.

Silver Ring Thing, a free thrilling youth production aimed at communicating the truth about love, sex, second chances, and the best choices. Special parent session at 7 p.m. Limited seating so register today! Silver Ring Thing is a radical response to culture’s view of love and relationships. Through community-wide outreach events and resources, they defy the meet-up, hook-up, break-up culture of today and inspire teens to a pure life centered in a relationship with Jesus Christ. 239-992-3040

Un-Valentine’s Day Party
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. – Grades 9 – 12
4 p.m. – Grades 6 – 8

Teens, are you over the overhyped happiness of Valentine’s Day? If so, this party is for you. Join us to decorate broken-heart cookies, make
obnoxious break-my-heart candy holders and other sarcastically fun activities. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Thursday – 15
The Man Who Came To Dinner
Cypress Lake High School
6750 Panther Ln, Fort Myers
Feb 15 – 17 from 7 – 9 p.m.

The cost is $5. 239-481-2233

At The Movies Dance
Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School
2401 Euclid Ave, Fort Myers
6:30 p.m.

Dance performance by 2nd Grade.
239-334-6232

Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class-Engineering With Legos
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
9:30 – 11 a.m.

Learn to build and engineer with LEGOS, creating animals, rockets, trains and more! 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. To register, call 239-334-7419.

Friday – 16
Greek Fest
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
8210 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers
Feb. 16 – 18
Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

We host a great display of authentic Greek food and wine, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, merchandise vendors and more. 239-481-2099

Happy Chinese New Year
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd., Fort Myers
3 p.m.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog. Make and take a Chinese New Year craft. 239-479-4636

Saturday – 17
Family Yoga With Kathryn
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, 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

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

Lakes Park Garden Day
7330 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers
8 a.m. to noon

A morning of free education and celebration of all things gardening! Special presentations to take place at the park’s Train Museum. The Community Garden will provide garden-related refreshments, In the Children’s Garden, Happy Dolphin Press will lead activities for parent-accompanied kids. No registration is required. This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available by checking in on the day of the event at the Children’s Garden archway; otherwise parking is $1 per hour or $5 per day. Lee County annual parking stickers are accepted. www.lakespark.org

Winter Art Project with Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m.

Join Ms. Heather from Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs for an enjoyable morning of art. For children in grades K-5. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Kids Club: Kindness Crafts
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 celebrating National Random Act of Kindness day by making a kindness themed project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Kids Club: Kindness Crafts
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 to 8 can enjoy celebrating National Random Act of Kindness Day by making a Kindness themed project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2.

Mother Bruce Storytime
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 a hilarious Storytime featuring Bruce the curmudgeonly bear who likes to keep to himself. When Bruce’s goose eggs hatch, leaving him with four live goslings who are convinced he is their mother, he tries to get the geese to fly south. Will Bruce be able to rid himself of his new companions? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

History Saturday
IMAG History and Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Interactive experiences above and beyond IMAG’s 60+ exhibits are stationed throughout the center from 11a.m. – 2p.m. These activities are included in the price of admission. 239-243-0043

The Edison Festival of Light
Parade Celebration
Downtown River District,
Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Parade Celebration includes all-day entertainment and music and is a prime spot for watching the fireworks that kick off the signature event of the season with a bang! www.edisonfestival.org

Fossil Fest
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trl, N. Fort Myers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Come to the Shell Factory to learn about Florida’s pre-historic past, learn how to collect and identify your local fossils and maybe even get to take home a piece of the past! Talk with the local experienced fossil hunters, shop, explore all that Florida’s past has to offer! There is something for everyone! Kids fossil dig, vendors with magnificent fossils of all shapes and sizes, minerals, literature for the novice all the way up to the experienced hunter! www.FCOLC.com

The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade
Fort Myers High to Downtown Fort Myers
7 p.m.

Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade brings the entire community out in celebration of the life and achievements of winter resident, Thomas Edison. www.edisonfestival.org

2018 AsiaFest “Year of the Dog” Celebration
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Japanese Taiko Drump Group, Chinese Lion Dance, Martial Arts, Asian dance performers, Asian cuisine, children’s games and more! $5. 239-939-2787

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. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. 239-992-0311

Monday – 19
Mary Poppins Jr. Auditions:
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
February 19 & 20, 5 – 7 p.m.

Open to actors 8+. Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. 239-495-8989

Game Night for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.

Play Super Mario, NHL, Sonic, FIFA, & many others. 239-479-4636

On the Table for Teens: Build a Better Light-up Bookmark
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Feb. 19 – 24

Available during normal library operating hours. Celebrate National Engineers Week by making a light-up bookmark. Can you improve the design? Drop in and try it. All supplies provided by request. 239-479-4636

Preschool Short Film Festival
Cape Coral Lee County
Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m.

Enjoy several short films of some of the most popular and enjoyable picture books available at the library. Little ones can vote on their favorite films, and we’ll have a photo station with props for your own little film star to have their picture taken. Space is limited to 15 children ages 3-5 and 15 adults. Pick up a movie pass at the Youth Services desk. Registration required. 239-479-4636

SW Florida Twins Youth Clinics
Twins instructors will use drills to teach the fundamentals of throwing, hitting and fielding at each clinic. The clinics are open to children ages 5-13 and younger children who are accompanied by an adult.
Monday, February 19
After MLB workout Open House at Century Link Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy
Mark Weber 239-887-9326
www.twinsbaseball.com

Tuesday – 20
STEAM = Science! Technology! Engineering! Art! Math!
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.

Kids can create and experiment with fun hands-on activities.
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. Reservations are required. 239-463-4588

Family Night-Facepainting
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Ms Silvia will be visiting and facepainting! 239-433-9030

STEAM Club: Mad Scientists
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.

Join us for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM. This is a program for grades K-5. Children should dress for messy play. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Mindfulness Parenting Workshop
Unity of Fort Myers
11120 Ranchette Rd, Fort Myers
6:30 – 8 p.m
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www.unityoffortmyers.org

Wednesday – 21
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland

Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Homeschool Connections: North America
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
11 a.m.

Join us as we read around the world. Share a book, play a game from another country and learn about all the resources your library has to offer. Visit the Northwest Regional Library for suggested reading for this special program. Registration is requested as space is limited for this program. For ages 5-12. 239-479-4636

Baby & Me
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.

This special program is designed just for babies and their caregivers with rhymes, literacy activities and even a craft. Please dress babies for some messy play. For babies up to 23 months. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Moms Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, 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

Tween Art Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.

Tweens, this is your chance to show off your skills. Each month Ms. Kathleen will teach a few skills in a different area of art. Your work can be placed on display in the teen room. 239-479-4636

Mother Goose
Johann Fust Community Library 1040 W. 10th St., Boca Grande
3:30 p.m.

Gander through a special program featuring Mother Goose. Rhymes, stories, games and other activities will bring the nursery rhymes to life.
239-479-4636

Thursday – 22
Discovery Baby
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m.

This special interactive program is a play-date designed just for babies and their caregivers. Come and discover lots of easy literacy activities, rhymes and more. Please dress babies for some messy play. For babies up to 23 months. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Lego Kids
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.

Explore engineering and math with Lego bricks. Try the one scoop challenge and enjoy a free build activity too. All materials supplied. For grades K-5. Space is limited. Registration begins Feb. 1. 239-479-4636

Hansel and Gretel – The Ballet
Cypress Lake High School
6750 Panther Ln, Fort Myers
Feb 22 – 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The cost is $5. 239-481-2233

Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, N. Fort Myers
February 22 – March 4

Rides, games, cotton candy, clowns, pageants, 4H competitions, school booth exhibits, youth
talent show, Timberworks Lumberjack Show, Eudora Farms petting zoo, Friendly Farmers Barnyard Review, Sea Lions Splash, ROBO CARS, The Moogician and more. An excellent time for all ages. www.swflcfair.com

Friday – 23
The All-New Secret Keeper Girl Masterpiece World Tour
McGregor Baptist Church
3750 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
6:30 – 9 p.m.

Learn the secrets of modesty and true beauty, while connecting with your daughter and digging into God’s word. Discover that you are a masterpiece created by God, and every masterpiece must be protected! This is a fun filled night you and your daughter will never forget. You’ll dance, sing, and laugh the night away through games, songs & an exciting interactive fashion show! 239-936-1754

Saturday – 24
Kids Day
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to Noon innWINK 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 free kids’ cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, and a special offer to Mr. Pretzels, while supplies last.  239-948-3766

Dancing Classrooms Spring
Exhibition
Miromar Outlets, Estero
11 a.m. to Noon

Fifth grade students from four Lee county public schools exhibit their ballroom dancing skills
near the Restaurant Piazza. 239-948-3766

Saturday Engineering Series
Opposites Attract! Magnets
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
1 – 3 p.m.

Explore the invisible force of magnetism and how it can be used to move bullet trains. Cost: Members $15, non-members $25. To register, call 239-334-7419

Kids Club: Spring Birds
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 to 8 can enjoy making Spring birds using craftsticks. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
Storytime
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers 239-437-0654
11 a.m.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, join us for a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities, and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!

Kids Club: Spring Butterflies
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 Spring birds using craft sticks and yarn. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Horse Interaction Day Birthday Bash-Tasha turns 31
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

Burrowing Owl Festival
Rotary Park,
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A great day for the whole family, this popular event is filled with entertaining and educational programs, hands-on activities for children, live animals, guided nature walks, butterfly house tours, bus tours to active owl burrows, a silent auction, Love Boat Ice Cream and other tasty treats for lunch.
$5 requested donation for adults; Children 16 and under are free. 239-549-4606

FREE Movie in the Park – Moana
Jim Jeffers Park
2817 SW 3rd Lane, Cape Coral
Movie Starts at Dusk

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Enjoy the movie and a free family night out on a giant inflatable screen. Bring a blanket, chairs! Come early for a good seat and giveaways! 239-573-3128

Sunday – 25
Taste of North Fort Myers
Shell Factory and Nature Park
2787 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Food from local restaurants, live entertainment, vendors and more. Sample dishes from some notable North Fort Myers Restaurants and visit with some area Business Vendors. The Shell Factory retail store, Nature Park and Fun Park will all be open for addition family fun.
www.tasteofnorthfortmyers.com

Wild Kratts LIVE
Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
Sunday, February 25 • 2 p.m.

A theatrical stage show based on the #1 animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Experience, live-on-stage, the astounding “creature” fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television series Wild Kratts so popular with kids and their families. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Children that have not celebrated their 1st birthday are free. 239-948-7825

Monday – 26
Steam Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.

Welcome to STEAM Club. Each month will feature a different STEAM related theme for children in grades K-5.
239-479-4636

Teen Tech Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd., Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.

Test out Sphero SPRK+ robots, Makey and LittleBits. Program limited to high school students. 239-479-4636

Tuesday – 27
Band/Vocal Concert
Cypress Lake High School
6750 Panther Ln, Fort Myers
7 – 9 p.m.
239-481-2233

Teen to Teen: Henna Designs
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:30 p.m.

Join Estero High School student Nubah as she shares her Bangladesh culture and draws beautiful henna tattoos. 239-479-4636

3D Art
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
6 p.m.

Come create your own unique 3D book. All materials provided. For grades K-5. Registration begins Feb. 6. 239-479-4636

Family Night
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Kids it’s Make Your Own Sundae Night. Make yummy sundaes just the way you like it and coloring with the cow! 239-433-9030

Wednesday – 28
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland

Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities. 239-948-3766

Preschool Racetrack Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.

Zip and zoom around the storytime room with toy cars and handmade racetracks. For ages 2 – 5. Registration begins Feb. 7. 239-479-4636