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August

Wed – 1
Regal Summer Movie Express: The Lego Batman Movie & Trolls
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20
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. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Both movies start at 10 a.m. and are rated G or PG.

Family Fun Kayak Tour
Mound House,
451 Connecticut St., Ft. Myers Beach
9 a.m.
Enjoy fun with the whole family at the Mound House with a kayak tour designed especially for parents and their children ages 6 and older. Look for wildlife including birds, dolphins, and manatees as you cruise through the mangroves in the Estero Bay. This trip is great for children and first-time kayakers with instruction on land before heading out on the water at an easy, relaxed pace. $15 (ages 6 to 12), $25 (ages 13 and up). All paddling equipment provided. Weather permitting. Maximum of 12 paddlers per tour. Reservations required. 239-765-0865

Back to School
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Aug. 1 – 31
Available during normal library operating hours. Drop-in anytime to see the back to school book display and make a fun craft. 239-479-4636

LeeTran’s Summer Bus Bash Scavenger Hunt
Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 2250 Widman Way, Fort Myers
Through August 6
Teach your kids that “Life is an Adventure!” Explore Lee County! Win Great Prizes! Students, summer is about adventure and LeeTran invites you to explore Lee County with LeeTran’s Summer Bus Bash Scavenger Hunt! Let LeeTran take you on an adventure this summer and explore Lee County!Pick up a Summer Bus Bash map on any LeeTran bus or at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, Fort Myers. Ride the LeeTran buses and visit at least five of the business listed on the map. At each business you visit, have someone initial on the line next to the business name on the right side of the map. Once you’ve visited at least five of the businesses listed on the map, fill out our name, school, parents name and phone number on the map. Place the completed map in the comments box on any LeeTran bus. All maps must be submitted by the end of the day on August 6 to be eligible for entry into the prize drawing. Prize winners will be randomly drawn and in the middle of August. You will be contacted by the phone number on your map if you win a prize. www.leegov.com/leetran

 

Lego Mania
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8
10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 2, 9
10 a.m. Fridays, Aug. 3, 10
Noon Tuesday, Aug. 7
Build some fantastic things
like a boats or a playhouse with these colorful blocks. 239-479-4636

Annie
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Through August 11
239-278-4422

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

Checkers
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
Aug. 1 – 31
Available during normal library operating hours. Play classic checkers or try other versions such as Fox and Geese, Give Away, Shifting Pyramids,
Corner Checkers or Goban.
Instructions included. Reverse the field and play Tic-Tac-Toe or Super Tic-Tac-Toe.
239-479-4636

Advanced Theater Auditions
Creative Theater, Fort Myers
July – August 19
Traveling performing arts team with Creative Theater. Looking for triple threats to travel to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, GA! Students will perform selections of Alice in Wonderland Jr. for adjudication from Broadway artists, take workshops in singing, dancing and acting. Students will watch amazing performances and meet people from all of the world. Event includes: Adjudications, workshops for students and teachers, the New Works Showcase, Awards Ceremonies and the largest collection of musical theater lovers under one roof. Spaces limited! Schedule your audition today! Ages 8-18. 239-738-3525

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

Thu – 2
Movie Day
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
2 p.m.
A teenage girl is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. As she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. Children under 13 may attend only if a parent is
present to give permission. 239-479-4636

Mister Roger’s Neighborhood
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Preschoolers, visit the magical world of Mister Rogers where characters like Daniel Tiger, King Friday XIII and the Owl come alive through stories, games and activities. For ages 3 – 5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Bubblemania
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room ABCD
Go nuts over these soapy spheres and dance to some favorite kids’ tunes. All ages welcome. 239-479-4636

Fri – 3
Game Night at the Youth Center
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center 315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6:15 – 10 p.m.
Every Friday night, participants in grades 2-8 can enjoy playing the latest video games plus a fun night of activities including arts and crafts, dancing, air hockey and laser tag. The cost is just $10 per person including pizza and prizes will be given out weekly. 239-242-3650

Free Movie & Concessions! Peter Rabbit
Cape Vineyard,
923 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral
6:15 p.m.
Invite your family and friends! Everybody from the community is invited! Free movie, Free hot dogs, Free popcorn, Free candy, Free drinks & Free prizes! Food is served at 6:30 p.m. & showtime is 7 p.m. 239-549-8075

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

Catching Some A’s and Zzz’s: Creating a version of a Dreamcatcher
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Create an upcycled version of a traditional Dream Catcher using both new and recycled items. Use of permanent markers, rubbing alcohol, scissors and hot glue guns will be part of this craft. Supervision of attendees is encouraged. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

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

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

Back to School Tax Free Holiday
August 3 – 5
The holiday is designed to help ease the cost of getting children back into the classroom with clothes and supplies.

Sat – 4
Miracle Backpack Giveaway Hammond Stadium
14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
First 500 kids 12 and under get a FREE Miracle backpack for the upcoming school year! 239-768-4210

Back to School Bash
Miromar Outlets, Estero
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Suite 168
See the must-have back-to-school styles and brands children will be rocking this school year! While you’re here, enjoy fashion and makeup tips, live entertainment, games, giveaways, and fun for the whole family! 239-948-3766

Back to School Bash
Coconut Point
23106 Fashion Dr, Estero
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us on Tax Free Weekend for our Back To School Bash! Featuring a fashion show, a bouncy house, entertainment, store and restaurant exhibitors, special offers and much more! Free and open to the public. 239-992-9966

Kids Club: Kawaii Backpack Tags
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 backpack tags using foam. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.$2.

Special Needs Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
Books, music and sensory experiences for children ages 3 – 12 with special needs and their families. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Storytime and Activities
Featuring Cece Loves Science
Barnes & Noble – Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Tr, Fort Myers
239-437-0654
23130 Fashion Drive, Estero
239-947-8724
11 a.m.
In this STEM-themed picture book, Cece and her best friend Isaac team up for a school science project to discover if dogs really do like vegetables. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Kids Club: Kawaii Backpack Tags
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 backpack tags using Perler Beads. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Home Depot Kids Workshop:
Bookworm Bookends
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m. – noon
Celebrate your child’s devotion to reading in our book lover’s hands-on workshop. Together you and your child can build a set of bookworm bookends to add personality, organization and excitement to bookshelves in any playroom, family room or bedroom. Once your bookends construction is complete, you and 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

MAKE break Dino Slime
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
1 – 3 p.m.
Come in this Saturday to customize your own version of Dino slime. All the supplies provided including pre-made slime. Recommended Age: 3 and Up

Healthy Harvest
Summer of Fit Festival
Healthy Harvest Farms
670 Milwaukee Blvd, Lehigh
7 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
5k starts @ 8 a.m. Fresh amazing food, breakfast -lunch-dinner, fitness & cooking classes, raffles & live music, giveaways, dancing, games, crafts, giant slip-n-slide, adult beverages, and more! Pets are welcome, too! Rain or shine! We have lots of shelter on site to wait out SWFL sun showers.
239-738-1327

GreenMarket
Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join us to find an exclusive selection of locally grown foods and other products available to sample and purchase. Enjoy live entertainment by local musicians and fun activities for kids, gardening classes and live cooking by local chefs. 239-939-278

Science Saturday
IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Science Saturday occurs on the 1st Saturday of every month. Interactive experiences above and beyond IMAG’s 60+ exhibits are stationed throughout the center. These activities are included in the price of admission. 239-243-0043

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

Happy National Clown Week
North Fort Myers Rec. Center, 2000 North Recreation Way
2 p.m.
Help members of Caloosa Clown Alley #97 celebrate National Clown Week. Fun and laughter promised. All welcome. 239-479-4636

Sun – 5
EAA 66 Young Eagle Rally and
Pancake Breakfast
Page Field Airport Ft. Myers
Captain Channing Page Dr, Ft. Myers
8 – 10 a.m.
Kids 11-17 come explore aviation with us. We will be giving a mini aviation lesson followed by a flight in a general aviation aircraft. When the flight is over you will get a participation certificate, flight log book, and a code to go online and take ground school. It is the ground school you need to become a pilot. The YE rally is free. The all you can eat pancake breakfast is $6. Message via our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-Young-Eagles) if you are interested in attending.

Mon – 6
Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring your own chess set or use ours. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m.
During this special storytime for babies up to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Registration is required.
239-479-4636

Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
3 p.m.
Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. This month’s Kindness Club will benefit animals at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. After we create toys for the animals, you will get the chance to meet a furry ambassador. For grades 2 – 6. Some activities may be messy, so dress for mess. All children attending must be registered.
239-479-4636

TED Talks: Webinars on Life (teen)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
This TED talk will offer life lessons from three invigorating individuals on various subjects from various perspectives. 239-479-4636

Beginner D&D for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
This is a monthly Dungeons & Dragons group for teens and will begin with character development. No registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tue – 7
Regal Summer Movie Express:
Minions & The Boss Baby
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20
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. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Movies start at 10 a.m. and are rated G or PG.

Back to School Swag
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Aug. 7 & 9
Heading back to school this week? Join us in creating one of four crafts designed to perfectly accessorize your locker, backpack or keychain. Use of permanent markers, glitter, scissors, small beads and hot glue guns will be part of this craft. Immediate supervision of younger attendees is heavily encouraged. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Preschool Luau Party
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Get ready for a luau at the library. This program will combine storytelling, music and crafts for a fun island experience. For ages 2 – 5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Board Up & Game On (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m. Aug. 7 – 11
Get your game on, enjoy some snacks and make some new friends in the teen department. Each session will feature a different board game, but we’ll have lots of other board, card and video games available for free play. 239-479-4636

Family Night: Back to School Bash!
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Join the cow for pics, get your face painted with Ms Silvia and meet Sway from the Fort Myers Miracle before the kids head back to school! 239-433-9030

Duck Donuts Storytime
Duck Donuts Coffee Shop
23050 Via Villagio Way, Estero
Aug 7 & 9 • 10 a.m.
Looking for something to do this summer with kids ages 3-6 join on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for story time. 239-495-3825

Beads, Boards & Bindings (teen)
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Weaving with nature. Do you have a favorite feather, shell or stone? Add it to your weaving. All materials supplied. 239-479-4636

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

Libraries Rock Preschool Dance Party
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Let’s rock out to some amazing music, use the parachute and noisemakers and dance until we drop during this super energetic program. Little ones will be naptime ready after our preschool dance party. For ages 2 – 5. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Writer’s Workshop
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. All are welcome. 239-479-4636

Wed – 8
Employment Workshop:
Presenting . . . Me! (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m.
It takes less than 30 seconds to make a great first impression. Learn how to dazzle the interviewers and present your best self. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries. 239-479-4636

Anime Club for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 22
Anime drawing fans share what they have created, discover content and connect with other fans. Colored pencils, pens and paper supplies will be provided. ​239-479-4636

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

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

Thu – 9
Ants in Your Pants Dance Party
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
11 a.m.
For ages 2 – 5. Shake your sillies out at the library. Get ready to twist and shout at this special dance party for toddlers and preschoolers. We’ll boogie down to pop hits and favorite preschool tunes. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Fri – 10
Manatees Talk
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
10 a.m.
Meet with a Park Naturalist for an interesting and informative talk about our local Manatees. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. Due to limited space, reservations are required. Regular entrance fees apply. 239-463-4588

High School Musical Jr
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Friday & Saturday, August 10 & 11 • 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, August 11 & 12 • 2 p.m.
CFABS Youth Players are proud to present High School Musical Jr. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities.Tickets: $15 General Admission | $20 Reserved Seating (10% off for current CFABS Members)
239-495-8989

Sat – 11
Astronomy Night
Seahawk Park
1030 NW 28th St, Cape Coral
8:30 – 10:30 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. No flashlights, please! For more information or to RSVP, call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606

IMAG Birthday Bash
IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
Saturday, August 11 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us for our annual IMAG Birthday Bash! Grab your slice of birthday cake and catch some fun
science demos! NBC2 will also be on site teaching Hurricane Preparedness.
239-243-0043

Wet Walks at the Slough
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
August 11 and 25
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is again hosting off the boardwalk strolls along the wet walk trail usually closed to the public. The invigorating, beautiful path is immersed in
the watery heart of the Slough. Group size is limited to 16. You must be at least 10 years old to participate because of the possible water depth. Contact Charles O’Connor at rcoc77@embarqmail.com. All walks are at 10 a.m. and a second walk at 1 p.m. We’ll be walking in fresh, clean rainwater, usually up to our waists. You will exit wet but not muddy, and we have a rinse off hose. Wet walk donations ($10 suggested) are used to sponsor summer camp scholarships, purchase educational supplies, fund student slough trips, and to support educational programs. Reservations required.

Willy Wonka Jr Auditions
Creative Theater Workshop
at the G Force Dance Studio (Entrance on Royal Palm Blvd)
1400 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
9:45 – 12:30 p.m.
Please sing 30 seconds of a song and have the music without the words. Also, a headshot and resume. 239-738-3525

READ to Dogs
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m.
READ 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

Tiki Fest
Fishermen’s Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Noon-4 p.m.
JP’s Island Duo, Tiki Tom & L.A. Daniels, Ragady Lapsey, Hula Dancers, family fun! Noon-4 p.m. and Boomers Band, 5-9 p.m., center court. 941-575-3007

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

Kids Club: Back to School 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 6 and up can enjoy learning basic origami to make a unicorn page markers. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $5.

Kids Club: Back to School 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 making a personalized door hanger. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2.

Mon – 13
Cigar Box Craft
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
Turn an old cigar box into a unique work of art, perfect for your school supplies. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Preschool Science Lab
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m.
Discover the world around you with hands-on science activities and games. For ages 2 – 5. Registration requred. 239-479-4636

Library Scavenger Hunt
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
Aug. 13 – 18
Available during normal library operating hour. This program invites families with children in grades K-5 to come and look for clues that lead to an educational and adventurous experience. Each child that completes the scavenger hunt gets to choose a prize, while supplies last. 239-479-4636

Tue – 14
STEAM Club: Fairytale Architect
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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Please dress for a mess. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Duck Donuts Storytime
Duck Donuts Coffee Shop
23050 Via Villagio Way, Estero
Aug 14 & 16 • 10 a.m.
Looking for something to do this summer with kids ages 3-6 join on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. for story time. 239-495-3825

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

Regal Summer Movie Express:
Paddington 2 & Captain
Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Regal Gulf Coast Stadium 16 & Regal Cinemas Bell Tower 20
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. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Movies start at 10 a.m. and are rated G or PG.

Family Night: Family Bingo
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Don’t miss Family Bingo Night with the Chick-Fil-A Cow. Great prizes and food!
239-433-9030

Wed – 15
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

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

Employment Workshop: Interview 101 (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m.
Do you want to learn why interviewers ask the questions they do? Do you struggle with how to answer these questions or prepare for an interview? Preparation equals confidence. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries. 239-479-4636

Thu – 16
Little Racers
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
11 a.m.
Come and play in our imaginary town – set up just for your little ones to explore and eventually destroy. We provide the town, vehicles and activities; all you have to do is bring your imagination. For ages 2-5. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Arctic Animals
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Polar bears, caribou and walruses, oh my. Discover the amazing animals who call the Arctic home. Enjoy trivia, games and science experiments all about these cool critters. For grades K-5. Registration required.
239-479-4636

Fri – 17
Augtober Fest
Hammond Stadium
14100 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Special drink offers will be available from 6-8 p.m. After every Friday evening home game, the Miracle will light up the sky with a pyrotechnic display of fireworks. Attendees will also have a chance to learn about all the different ways to get involved with nonprofits in the area! Miracle vs Clearwater Threshers.
239-768-4210

Bike Contest
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
Come out and show off your bike tricks and skills. Prizes awarded. $10 per participant (includes admission fee). 239-574-0490

Zoomers Back to School Bash
Zoomers Family Amusement Park
17455 Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Zoomers, Fort Myers’ premiere indoor/outdoor family fun park, is holding a Back to School Bash on Friday, August 17. Starting at 5 p.m. until the park closes, wristbands will be $15 with unlimited go-karts, attractions, and mini golf. Hourly drawings for annual passes will be done with a grand prize of a $250 Zcard that you can use like cash anywhere in the park! Be sure to make a pit stop at Sidetracked Bar & Grille for delicious food and fun drinks before you race your friends on one of two go-kart tracks. For more information about Zoomers, visit ZoomersAmusementPark.com or call 239-481-9666.

Sat – 18
Just For Fun Dog Show
Rotary Park, Cape Coral
10 a.m.
Bring your dogs and join in the fun or just come to watch this awesome, entertaining event! Register in advance or the day of the show beginning at 9 am. Show starts at 10 a.m. Event Categories include: Best Costume, Longest Ears, Bad Hair Day Dog, Cutest Dog, Dog/Owner Look-a-like, Best Kisser, Waggiest Tail, Best Trick, Saddest Eyes, Favorite Rescue. To Pre-register call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606

Horse Interaction Day
Saddlewood Horse Club,
16111 Saddlewood Ln., Cape Coral
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come out to a fun-filled day this month for our Horse Interaction Day! Kids from 2 – 15 will be able to enjoy pony/horse riding, brush horses, pet, feed horses, hop in the bounce house, munch lunch, and have a blast with the live horse painting! $20/child, lunch and all activities included, TREAT bag for every reg. child. Please pre-register by phone or online to reserve your spot – limited spots. Pre-pay by credit card. 239-738-9300

MAKE break Iridescent Glitter Slime
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
1 – 3 p.m.
Come customize this shiny clear slime! All supplies provided including pre-made slime. Recommended Age: 3 and Up

Prehistoric Pottery for Kids
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
11 a.m.
Presented by Florida Public Archaeology Network. Students learn about the advent of pottery in Florida and do hands-on experimentation using Play-Doh or air-dry clay. The lesson also teaches about how pottery can help archaeologists understand a site and its prehistoric people. Registration is required.
239-479-4636

Bark In The Park
Hammond Stadium, 14100
6 Mile Cypress Pkwy, Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Bring your pups to the ballpark to catch the Miracle game with you! There is no charge for your furry friend. Miracle vs Clearwater. www.milb.com

Back to School Book Blackout Bingo
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
2 p.m.
Summer is over and school is back in session. Come in and play our library version of Book Bingo. We will use recycled book pages as Bingo cards and you can win prizes for being the first to have five of the called words on your page. 239-479-4636

Lego Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m.
Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Lego pieces provided for use
during this program. 239-479-4636

Kids Club: Wall Decor Art
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making their own wall decor using tissue paper. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2

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 a.m. Ideal for children ages 6-12. Parental presence required. For more information call 239-992-0311

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

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

History Saturday at the IMAG
IMAG History & Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
History Saturday occurs on the 3rd 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

Mon – 20
Baby Rhyme Time
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. Mondays, Aug. 20, 27
For babies up to 18 months. Please pick up a storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the
program. Space is limited. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and
fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636

Music Together
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
9:30 & 10:30 a.m.
A highly interactive musical experience designed for young children and their caregivers, presented by Family Music Time. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

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

Tue – 21
Anime Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public
Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime and make themed crafts. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Island Adventure
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Join us for an island adventure filled with fun. We’ll have scavenger hunts, games and more for a true Hawaiian island experience. For grades K-5. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Teen Tuesday: Fun Fiction
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
6 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 21, 28
Do you enjoy writing fun fiction? Bring samples of your own fun fiction for sharing and feedback, then talk about your favorite books and fun fiction. Make buttons for your favorite fandom. Materials will be provided. 239-479-4636

Family Night: Little Gym
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trai, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Little Gym will be on hand for a fun class and crafts-don’t miss out! 239-433-9030

Wed – 22
Auditions: Mary Poppins Jr
Florida Repertory Theatre
2268 Bay St., Fort Myers
August 22 – 23 • 4 – 7 p.m. Florida Rep Education is pleased to announce our brand new programming that will allow students ages 8-15 to perform on a national platform! Florida Rep Education will be bringing a 15-minute cut of Mary Poppins Jr to the 2019 Junior Theater festival in Atlanta, Georgia! Florida Rep Education will bring 30 students from the Southwest Florida area to Atlanta to gather with peers from across 40 states and 6 countries. 239-332-4665

Employment Workshop: Resume vs. Application (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
6 p.m.
Why do you have to supply information on your application that you’ve already included on your resume? What skills should you showcase? Use these great tools to market yourself into your dream job. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m., Aug. 22, 29
During this special storytime for babies up to 18 months, caregivers and babies learn nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Bonita Springs Public Library
26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs
10:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 29
During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. For babies up to 18 months. 239-479-4636

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

Thu – 23
Baby Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 23, 30
During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Cape Coral Lee County Public
Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 23, 30
During this special story time, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
North Fort Myers Public Library
50 Pine Island Rd, 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. 239-479-4636

Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 23, 30
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

Fri – 24
Scooter Contest
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
Come out and show off your scooter tricks and skills. Prizes awarded. $10 per participant (includes admission fee). 239-540-0490

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 the Teen Advisory Group. 239-479-4636

Teen Friday: Bookcycling
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
3 p.m.
Turn books into art by repurposing old books into mobiles, shadow boxes and more. Materials will be provided. 239-479-4636

Sat – 25
Teen Movie
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
A harmless game among friends turns deadly when someone, or something, begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse a dare. 239-479-4636

Wet Walks at the Slough
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, 7751 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myers
August 25
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is again hosting off the boardwalk strolls along the wet walk trail usually closed to the public. The invigorating, beautiful path is immersed in
the watery heart of the Slough. Group size is limited to 16. You must be at least 10 years old to participate because of the possible water depth. Contact Charles O’Connor at rcoc77@embarqmail.com. All walks are at 10 a.m. and a second walk at 1 p.m. We’ll be walking in fresh, clean rainwater, usually up to our waists. You will exit wet but not muddy, and we have a rinse off hose. Wet walk donations ($10 suggested) are used to sponsor summer camp scholarships, purchase educational supplies, fund student slough trips, and to support educational programs. Reservations required.

Walk on the Wild Side
Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
A family friendly event for all ages that is both fun and educational! The day will include presentations on wildlife related topics, fun crafts and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about how CROW and its work to treat sick and injured wildlife is important for the health of our ecosystem and our community. free of charge. 239-533-7575

Dream Big Teen Summit
Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Center,
2990 Edison Ave, Fort Myers
9 a.m.
This is a free event for ages 14-18 only. We will have guest speakers, music, games, food, prizes, and More!!! Each teen will need to be registered prior to attending the event as this will be your ticket to get in. Register now before its too late! Spaces are limited. www.eventbrite.com

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

Kids Club: Kawaii Art
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl., Fort Myers
239-215-1730
8018 Mediterranean Dr., Estero
239-949-4299
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making kawaii art. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. $2.

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

Disney Junior Playdate: Add a Little Fancy!
Coconut Point-Children’s Play Area
23106 Fashion Dr, Estero
1 – 3 p.m.
Ooh-la-la! Join us for spectacular family fun and creative activities based on the new Disney Junior series! Disney Character Live Appearances are not part of this event. 239-992-9966

Mon – 27
Preschool Children’s Film Festival
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
11 a.m.
Dress up and take in some of the best films of children’s picture books. Children will get to watch five short picture-book films and cast their ballots for the best film, leading up to the awarding of Cape Coral Public Library’s first Golden Book Award in December. Registration is required as space is limited to 15 children with an accompanied caregiver. Registration is good until start of program. 239-479-4636

STEAM Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Learn about inclines and gravity and make a ramp-walker robot with no electronic parts. Elementary school-aged kids are welcome to join us
for some engineering and tech fun. 239-479-4636

Home School Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
2 p.m.
Meet and greet teens as we work on various topics of STEAM each month. This month we will play with technology based science toys called Spheros, integrating them with art. 239-479-4636

Tue – 28
Perler Beading
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
Arrange peg beads into any pattern and then iron them together to make keychains or magnets. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Family Night: Sundae Funday
Chick-fil-A at Cypress Lake
13610 S Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Kids 12 and under make your own sundaes just the way you like it! Lots of yummy toppings and coloring with the cow. 239-433-9030

Greek Heroes Training Camp
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Train to be a Greek hero. Join us for games, crafts and hero training. For grades K-5. Registration begins Aug. 7. 239-479-4636

Wed – 29
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland
Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

Books and Bites for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
5 p.m.
Share your favorite fantasy book with friends and enjoy tea and cookies. Each month will feature a new theme. 239-479-4636

Employment Workshop: Yay!
I Got the Job. Now What? (teen)
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace.
6 p.m.
You got a fantastic job. What can you do to ensure you get the training you need to learn your position? How do you ace the introductory period? Make the most of your new position. Presented by Audrey Mayrent, SWFL Job-Link Coordinator for Goodwill Industries. 239-479-4636

Thu – 30
Game Zone for High School Teens
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. – High School
4 p.m. – Middle School
Drop in and play Nintendo Wii and board games. 239-479-4636

Fri- 31
Skate Board Contest
Eagle Skate Park
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
Come out and show off your skate board tricks and skills. Prizes awarded. $10 per participant (includes admission fee). 239-540-0490