Calendar

October

Tue – 1
Kid Craft-palooza
Bonita Springs Public Library, 10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Follow your inspiration and create your next artistic masterpiece with our cool crafting supplies. All materials provided for kids in grades K-5. Registration is not required. 239-479-4636
 
Emerging Inventors: Edison Chemistry
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Children and parents will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the homes, gardens, and museum. Children will learn about the different scientific experiments Edison conducted on site and learn more about the process behind making rubber and the purpose of it. Advance registration is required. 239-334-7419
 
Game On
North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
5 p.m. 
Join in the fun and challenge your friends to a variety of board, card and video games. Games change monthly. For grades 6 and up. Adults
welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Family Night: Fall Craft
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Join us for Fall Craft Fun!  239-433-9030
 
Library Teen Talk
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 2 p.m.
Teens in grades 9-12 are welcome for a weekly discussion about current events, everyday life, library resources and more. Teens will be encouraged to post an answer to a weekly question. 239-479-4636
 
Book Tasting
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library 
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
3 p.m.  Oct. 1 –  5
Expand your palate as we explore a wide array of new books suitable for all reading tastes. Snacks provided. 239-479-4636
 
October is National Cookie Month
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane    
Oct. 1 – 5
Available during normal library operating hours. Calling all cookie lovers. There are cookie picture books on display. Make pretend cookies from playdough. 239-479-4636
 
Tech-Tacular Tuesday
Bonita Springs Public Library 10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Tweens and teens can get introductory experience with new technology and coding languages at this monthly event. Use iPads to create an animation or game at this month’s program. Registration required. All materials provided. For grades 6 and up. 239-479-4636
 
Easy and Fun Button Castanets
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library 
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
5 p.m. 
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and create and decorate your own castanet. This hand percussion instrument is easy and fun to learn. 239-479-4636
 
Easy and Fun Zampoñas
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library 
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
6 p.m.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Make your own version of this wonderful wind instrument from straws and decorate them like real zampoñas from the Andes. With a bit of practice, you’ll get the hang of blowing over the edges of the straws to create simple tunes. 239-479-4636
 
Wed – 2
Baby Rhyme Time
Bonita Springs Public Library 10560 Reynolds Street  
Oct. 2, 30 • 10:30 p.m.
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Caregivers are encouraged remain in the room and participate with baby during this program. 239-479-4636
 
TAG: Teen Advisory Group
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
Hey teens, come be a part of the library’s new TAG and help make the teen zone the place to be. Suggest new books and other materials, help with planning and running programs and express your creative side by helping with displays and decorating the teen zone. Service hours and light snacks provided. For teens grades 6-12. 239-479-4636
 
Teen Anime Drawing and Fan Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
5 p.m.
Share creations, discover new anime and connect with other fans. Colored pencils, pens and paper supplies are provided.  239-479-4636
 
After School Crew: Science
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 4 p.m. 
Weekly stories and activities featuring hands-on science. For grades K-5. No registration required, but space is limited. Tickets are available at the Youth Services desk a half-hour before the program begins. 239-479-4636
 
Baby Rhyme Time
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
Oct. 2, 30 • 10 & 11 a.m. 
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636
 
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – Noon
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
 
Thu – 3
Bubblemania
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
10 a.m. 
Join us for an exciting morning of bubble wand making and bubble blowing as we listen to our favorite tunes. 239-479-4636
 
Baby Rhyme Time
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 
921 S.W. 39th Terrace
Thursdays, Oct. 3, 31 • 10 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. First come, first served. Pick up a Storytime ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. 239-479-4636
 
Oculus Go Afternoon
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Step into virtual reality with Oculus Go. Whether you’re a beginner or a vanced user, anyone can try out these VR headsets to play games, use apps or browse the internet. This program is for ages 13-18. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Girls Who Code
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 • 4:30 p.m. 
This 10-week, national program is open to all teens in grades 6-12. Want to learn to build an app, design a video game and change the world through code? Whether you are a beginner or a computer master, you’ll want to check out this program. All equipment will be provided. Register early as space is limited. Teens are expected to attend each week. Light snacks provided. 239-479-4636
 
Farmer Mike’s 5th Annual Fall Festival 
& Haunted Attractions 
26031 Morton Ave, Bonita Springs
Oct. 3 – 31
For the first time ever this season we will host our newest attraction ZOMBIE Paintball Back for this years festival will be our U-Pick (Pick Your Own) pumpkins in our Pumpkin Patch!! You can walk into the field and pick your own pumpkin this year right off of the plant!  🌾This years 5 acre Family friendly Corn Maze 🌾 Theme “T-Rex Meets Triceratops” This years Fall Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday through the entire month of October. Festival activities and attractions will be open Friday through Sunday. Family Friendly Non Haunted Maze Schedule and tickets
are available online at www.farmermikesupick.com
 
Read to Sam, the Therapy Dog
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 • 3 p.m.
Improve your reading skills with Sam, the therapy dog. Drop on by the Kids Zone for your chance to read to Sam and his handler. 239-479-4636
 
Baby Rhyme Time
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
Oct. 3, 31 • 11 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. 239-479-4636
 
Finding Neverland 
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 
1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Oct. 3 – Nov. 16
Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible true story behind the creation of one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration for his next work until he meets a beautiful widowed mother and her four young sons. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a lot of faith and a little bit of pixie dust, Barrie shares his journey to Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of youth lasts forever. 239-278-4422
 
Homeschool and Homework Help
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
1:30 – 5 p.m.
Open study room for students wanting to learn online and in-library resources. Homeschoolers are welcome. Caregivers should accompany students ages 5-8. Library staff and volunteers will be available. 239-479-4636
 
7th annual Oktoberfest,
Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Myers
Oct. 3 – 6
A four-day family-friendly event that includes craft beer, German food, live music and a first for the popular brewery – a Wiener Dog Race. Ten different food trucks will be serving their specialty dishes and foodie features over & musicians are scheduled. 239-313-6576
 
Fri – 4
Baby Rhyme Time
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library 
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
9:30 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.239-479-4636
 
Frightmare! On 78
Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park
35 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
Select days Oct. 4 – Nov. 2
A winding and twirling trail that will test your fears, phobias and mental strengths with frights & fear around every corner! 239-574-4386
 
World Animal Day
J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island 
9:30 p.m.
Free  educational live animal presentations and a movie Starting at 9:30 a.m., Adam’s Animal Encounters presents live native amphibians and reptiles until 11:30 a.m. A free showing of the 53-minute PBS film The World’s Most Wanted Animal follows at noon. From 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., Florida Gulf Coast University brings a live native snake presentation to the refuge.
239-472-1100
 
Calusa Haunted Walk 2019
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
Every Weekend in October
7:30 p.m.
Come find out what’s lurking on our pitch black trails… our 1/3 mile Pine Loop Trail is sure to make even the bravest scream. 239-275-3435
 
Flashback Movie Friday
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Teens in grades 9-12 are invited to sit back and enjoy a teen movie from before they were born. Bring your friends and some snacks. The library will provide the movie and the space. Please call the library for movie titles before the event. Movie ratings range from G to PG-13. 239-479-4636
 
Sat – 5
Family Movies
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library, 3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus. When the circus plans a new venture, the elephant and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. 239-479-4636
 
Sleepy Saturday Matinee
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
2 p.m. 
It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween. Join us for an afternoon in the teen zone while we enjoy a scary movie, snacks and candy.
For teens grades 6-12. 239-479-4636
 
Kids Club: Abstract Paper Pumpkin
Michaels
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Ste 1, Market Square, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – noon
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy making an abstract paper pumpkin. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event. 239-215-1730
 
Fall Harvest Festival & Wellness Fair
Lee Health Coconut Point, 23450 Via Coconut Point, Estero
9 a.m. to noon
Face painting, rock painting, stilt walker, yard jenga, balloon artist, corn hole, yoga and more. www.LeeHealth.org
 
Wet Walks
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 
7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers
Oct. 5 & 19 • 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
The Friends of the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve are 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.  Reservations required.  Contact Charles O’Connor at rcoc77@embarqmail.com
 
Family Activity Day
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
26100 Old 41 Road
10 a.m. – noon
Family Activity Day in conjunction with Travelling Exhibition “Small Wonders Insects in Focus.”  Art project Bee Printmaking, participate in a fun art project for the whole family, explore the gallery and take in the art. It is sure to be a fun time for the whole family.  Free of charge. 239-495-8989
 
Home Depot Kids Workshop: 
Fire Plane 
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m.  –  noon
With a little help, you can learn to use a screwdriver to connect everything you’ll need to become airborne. You’ll be able to attach the wings, landing gear, adjust the tail fin, decorate the propellers with stickers and be ready to fly. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.  www.homedepot.com/workshops
 
ReptiDay – Reptile Show
Crowne Plaza  
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers
Sat 10 a.m.
See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals at live seminars and demonstrations. www.repticon.com
 
Spooky Science Saturday – Monster Mash
IMAG History & Science Center,
2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers  11 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
Let’s do the Monster Mash at The IMAG! Celebrate the spookiest month of the year by making gooey Witches’ Brew slime, assembling play dough monsters with light up eyes, creating tie dye coffee filter monsters, and more! There will also be a special Spooktacular Science Show with exploding pumpkins, elephant toothpaste erupting out of Jack O’ Lanterns, and bubbling dry ice cauldrons! 239-243-0043
 
Haunted Library Escape Room
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5
You and your fellow investigators are trapped in a haunted library and time is running out. Work together to solve the clues and unravel the mystery before it’s too late. For ages 8 and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Family Movie Night 
William Austen Youth Center, 
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
5:30 p.m. 
Free family movie under the stars! 239-242-3950
 
Free Kids Fishing
Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free fun fishing experience for the kids! Come gather around the pond located behind our store every first Saturday of the month. All equipment is provided. It is hot out there, don’t forget the sunscreen and refreshments for the little ones. 239-461-7800
 
Super Fun Saturday: Monster Mash
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5
Come play with us at the library. Activities change monthly and vary from dancing, storytelling, art projects and more. Fun for the whole family. 239-479-4636
 
2nd annual Pumptober-Fest
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers 
2 to 6 p.m.
Family-friendly fall festival includes beer samplings, fresh food, carnival- style games and live entertainment. Admission for guests 21 and older is $35 in advance, or $40 at the door, and includes unlimited tastings of ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts served in keepsake mini-mugs. Guests also will receive pretzel necklaces. The Electric Mud, will be performing.
Balloon artist and stilt walker Way Too Tall Torrie also will make an appearance. www.TheBellTowerShops.com
 
Table Tennis is for Everyone
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
Oct. 5, 12 • 10 a.m.
Join Coach Purvi and the Estero Table Tennis League as they share the benefits of playing table tennis, demonstrate strokes and give everyone the opportunity to play. Table tennis is fun for all ages so stop by to learn and play. All equipment is provided during the program. 239-479-463
 
Spooktacular Pet Costume Contest
Goodwill, 2040 NE Pine Island Road., Cape Coral 
2 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the Funniest, Cutest, Scariest and Best in Show.  All pets are invited to participate. The event is FREE, but pets must
be pre-registered to participate in the contest.  239-652-1613 ext. 2254
 
Fall Festival
Southern Fresh Farms
8500 Penzance Blvd, Fort Myer
Every weekend in October 
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pumpkins, hayrides, farmers market, vendors, food trucks, shaved ice, kettle corn, barnyard petting zoo, fish, ducks & turtle feeding pond. 239-768-0309
 
STEAM Saturday
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m. 
Join us for family-friendly STEAM exploration. Each month will feature a different activity based on the aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to build, learn and play together. For grades K-5 with an adult. 239-479-4636
 
 
Sun – 6
Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Zoo (Peek-a-Flap Series)
Barnes & Noble, Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers 
11 a.m. 
Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. 239-437-0654
 
 
Mon – 7
Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 • 2 p.m.
Rise to the chess challenge and join the fun. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are welcome. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours.  239-479-4636
 
Homeschool Exploration: Mystery STEM Challenge
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m. 
Homeschoolers, test your creative thinking and problem-solving skills with our Mystery STEM challenge. We will be using a variety of materials and work as a team to solve a problem. Are you up for the challenge? For grades K-5. 239-479-4636
 
Teen Volunteer Service Projects
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace
4:30 p.m. 
Join us each month for a different service project at the library. All
materials provided. For ages 11-18.  239-479-4636
 
Tue – 8
Artify with Ms. Sharon
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Children in grades K-5 are invited to join Ms. Sharon and explore new art projects or advanced techniques during this monthly program. This month’s project will explore painting with acrylics to create moonlit trees. All materials provided. Dress for mess. Registration required.  239-479-4636
 
Family Night: Cow A BINGO
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Family BINGO and fun prizes! 239-433-9030
 
Poetry Night
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
6 p.m. 
Come write and share your own poetry and add it to the poetry wall. Meet others who love to write poetry and be creative together. No registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Kindness Club
Northwest Regional Library 
 519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness & help make the world a better place. Registration required. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program. 239-479-4636
 
Preschool Dance Party
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
10 a.m. 
Let’s rock out to some amazing music, use the parachute and instruments and dance until we drop during this super energetic program. Little ones will be nap time ready after our preschool dance party. This program is appropriate for walkers through age 5. 239-479-4636
 
Preschool Play Dough Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Calling all preschoolers. Get creative with our Play-Doh Fun Factories or explore your letters, shapes and numbers formed with Play-Doh. For ages 2-5.  Registration requested. Register each child individually. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program.​​ Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Teen Gaming Night
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Drop by the teen department to play all types of board games and try out our new video game center. For grades 6 and up. 239-479-4636
 
Eye Candy: Edible Artwork
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
6:15 p.m.
Create art with candy using a variety of materials. Bring your creativity and vote on your favorite. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636
 
Cool Reptiles
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane    
Oct. 8 – 12
Available during normal library operating hours. Read about slithery snakes, lizards and other reptiles. There are reptile books on display. Enjoy making a frilled lizard paper craft. 239-479-4636
 
Wed – 9
Family Storytime: Bugs
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 
921 S.W. 39th Terrace
10 a.m.
Join us for a creepy crawly-themed family storytime. Please pick up a Storytime ticket the morning of the program. Space is limited. First come, first served. 239-479-4636
 
Books and Bites for Teens: Scary Stories
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
5 p.m. 
Share your favorite scary story with friends as we enjoy tea and cookies. Registration is requested but not required.  239-479-4636
 
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – Noon
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. Our new Kids Crafts Reward Card is good for a $10 Miromar Outlets gift card after your fifth visit. 239-948-3766
 
Bubble Dance Party
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. 
Families with children up to age five are invited to a Bubble Dance Party. Children are invited to dance, sing and play with bubbles. 239-479-4636
 
Fire Prevention for Preschoolers
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
10:30 a.m.
Meet firefighters in uniform and learn about fire safety. Enjoy a story, tour a fire truck and participate in games and activities. 239-479-4636
 
Thu – 10
Little Mathematicians
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. 
This program will consist of fun preschool math activities for the concepts of numbers, shapes and patterns. For ages 2-5. Registration required. Your registration is only guaranteed until the start of the program.  239-479-4636
 
Roar Offshore Fort Myers Beach OPA National Championship
Diamond Head Beach Resort 
Fort Myers Beach
Oct 10 – 12
Get ready to celebrate the return of Offshore Powerboat Racing to Fort Myers Beach. The Race Village opens Friday at 9 am at Salty Sam’s Complex with race teams and boats available for viewing and interaction and vendor displays. Teams will be testing on the race course Friday so there will be plenty of action on the water as well. www.roaroffshore.com
 
Matilda: The Musical
Florida Repertory Theatre
2268 Bay Street, Fort Myers
Ocobert 10 – 19 
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Oct. 10 – 12 at 7 pm.
October 12 – 13, 19 at 2 pm
October 17 -18 at 10:15 a.m.
October 16, 18 -19 at 7 p.m.
239-332-4488
 
Color Capers
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m. 
Preschoolers will be playing, experimenting and creating with color during this program. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

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Open Mic Teen Time
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Students ages 12-18 can sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument, tell stories or jokes or dance. Performers need to sign up for a five-minute spot upon entry. All performances must be age-appropriate for the audience. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 239-479-4636
 
Charlotte’s Web
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers
Oct. 11 – Nov. 15
The loveable story about a young pig named Wilbur, who is saved by a crafty spider Charlotte and a little girl named Fern. Though small in size, Charlotte’s big heart helps Wilbur understand and accept his place in the world. This musical version is full of great songs and a barnyard full of lively farm animals. 239-278-4422
 
Fri – 11
Lakes Park Fall Festival &
Scarecrows in the Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers
Oct. 11 – 27
Get ready for best nonstop fall fun in Fort Myers! You’ll be able to pick out the perfect pumpkin, bounce houses & inflatables, hayrides, haunted maze, super slide, Halloween train ride. Enjoy a ride on a Surrey, play some carnival games, and end the day with a sweet snack! Monday – Friday: 6 – 9 p.m. & Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 239-332-2453
 
Punkin’palooza
Fleamasters Fleamarket, 
4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers
Oct. 11 -13 & 18 – 20 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
The fall harvest season kicks off with Punkin’palooza: Fleamasters’ Annual Great Pumpkin Festival. Pick out a pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin Patch to decorate and take home.  Endless Trails Pony Rides, Oct. 12 & 13 at 10 a.m.  4 Feet, Fur and Paws petting zoo, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Young Entrepreneur Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free.
 
Special Needs Sensory Storytime
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m. 
This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The library’s welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program.  For children ages 3-12 with special needs.  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 each summer.  Learn about their nesting behavior and find out what you can do to help protect them. Reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588. Regular Entrance Fees Apply
 
Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour
Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers
6 to 8 p.m.
Pet-friendly largest costume contest of the year! Dog owners are encouraged to dress their pooches in creative, original Halloween costumes. For a $5 minimum donation to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, dogs can compete in a lively costume contest for a chance to win a special prize package. All well-behaved dogs are welcome. 239-482-2900
 
Elementary Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
11 a.m. 
Homeschoolers ages 5-11 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a fun and educational activity. We’ll engage in science experiments, technology, building, crafting and making of all types. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Fall Fest
Trafalgar Elementary & Middle School
1850 SW 20th Ave, Cape Coral
5 – 7 p.m.
Haunted house, bounce houses, food trucks, cake walk, silent auction, games and more. 239-283-3043
 
Sat – 12
Pumpkin Patch
31 Produce & Mining Co
18672 State Rd 31, Alva
Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Free tractor rides from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Local vendors, face painting, petting zoo,  gem panning, pumpkins and more. 239-313-8213
 
Paws to Read with K-9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs
Bonita Springs Public Library 10560 Reynolds Street  
1 p.m. 
Practice your reading skills during this monthly visit from our therapy dog friends at Sit Means Sit Dog Training Center. For grades K-5. No registration required. 239-479-4636
 
Free Movie in the Park  –  Disney’s Aladdin – Moved to Oct. 19
Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Pl, Cape Coral
Sat., Oct 12 • Movie starts at Dusk 
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you a FREE “Movie in the Park” on our giant inflatable screen. Enjoy the movie and a free family night out under the stars! Bring a blanket and chairs. The movie begins at dusk. Sunset is approximately 6:50pm, but get there early for a good spot, activities and our giveaways. 239-573-3128
 
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration with Dora and Diego
Naples Zoo
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, 
Oct 12 -13 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Guests will be able to enjoy the entire zoo as usual this weekend, as well as take part in this special celebration that includes music, dancing, games and the special guests!  239-262-5409
 
Baby Rhyme Time
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10 a.m. 
Get ready to activate the left side of your babies’ brains with stories, rhymes and music with a focus on Spanish immersion. Thirty minutes of free play with engaging age-appropriate toys will immediately follow Baby Rhyme Time.  239-479-4636
 
Crafterday Morning: Hanging Bat Centerpiece
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
Celebrate Halloween by crafting your own hanging bat centerpiece. All supplies will be provided. This program is not intended for children under 13. 239-479-4636
 
Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
1 p.m. 
Watch as the remaining superheroes gather their strength to try to defeat evil and restore life to half the universe. This movie is rated PG-13. Children under age 13 may attend only if a parent is present to give permission. 239-479-4636
 
Baby Rhyme Time
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10 a.m. 
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Caregivers are encouraged to remain in the room and participate with baby during this program. 239-479-4636
 
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
 
2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch
First Christian Church of Cape Coral
2620 Country Club Blvd.
Oct 12 – 31 • 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Stop by get your pumpkins while enjoying the fall games and photo opportunities of your little one in the Pumpkin Patch. 239-574-7272
 
Cowboy up Bonita Fest
Arc of Life Family Spinal Care
26731 Dublin Woods Circle, Bonita Springs
1 – 4 p.m.
Bring your family! Wear your best western duds. Bouncy houses, games, pumpkin patch, raffle prizes and more. Please bring 2 non- perishable items as admission to benefit those affected by Dorian in the Bahamas. 239-200-7248
 
Cops and Joggers 5K
Intersection of Hendry St. & Edwards Dr., Fort Myers
6:30 p.m. 
The race will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 with registration located on Edwards Drive and Hendry Street at 6:30 p.m. The race begins at 7:45 p.m. and will traverse the Edison Bridge.  239-321-7698
 
Science Saturday
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in WINK Playland
Kids learn by doing interactive science and engineering projects – from making slime to constructing the solar system! 239-948-3766
 
Fall Fest
Faith Presbyterian Church,
4544 Coronado Pkwy, Cape Coral  
4 – 7:30 p.m.
Food Trucks (Kona Ice, Coasting Donuts, Curries Smokin’ Hot BBQ and more!), music, hayrides, games, crafts, bounce house, face painting, blacklight puppet show and MORE!  FREE admission, with canned food donation. 239-542-2858
 
6th Annual Family Halloween Festival
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
4 – 7 p.m.
Our Halloween Festival is great family event! Bring your kids out for our Trunk-or-Treat with local community businesses. We have a lot in store this year with a hay ride, kid’s games, story time with a Librarian. The park will be decorated with our ghoulish decorations perfect for this Halloween event. State park entrance fee required per vehicle. 239-992-0311
 
Storytime and Activities Featuring Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla
Barnes & Noble, Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Elbow Grease is back to face off against Motozilla, but it’s going to take teamwork from his four big brothers. Join us for this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself. 239-437-0654
 
Sun – 13
Taco Fest 2019
Riverside Park,  
10451 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Taco Fest is a family-friendly event featuring live local musical entertainment, with plenty of food trucks and restaurants offering delicious food. We also offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a kids area. For this event, every vendor must offer a $2. taco for you to taste. Come and spend the day with your family in the park with great music and food. 239-214-6009
 
Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
St Hilary’s Episcopal Church
5011 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
11:30  a.m. – 3 p.m.
Beer and Brats! Baked Goods! Dunk Tank, Candy Hay Pile, Trunk or Treat, Pumpkin and Face Painting,  Corn Hole, Toddler Games, Contests, Watermelon Eating, Crazy Cake and Pie Auction. Safe and Friendly Fun For the Whole Family! 239-936-1000
 
Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Noses
Barnes & Noble, Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. 239-437-0654
 
Mon – 14
Writing Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public 
Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace
5 p.m. 
Do you love writing fanfiction, poetry, short stories, novels or essays? Join other interested writers for a writing session followed by optional sharing and feedback opportunities. Feel free to bring a writing notebook or laptop as supplies are limited. For ages 11 and up. 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 more. Please dress babies for some messy play. For babies up to 24 months.  Register each child individually. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program.​​ Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Harry Potter Escape Room (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library, 2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
2 p.m. 
Welcome Hogwarts students. Ron, Hermione and Harry have gone after the famous Sorcerer’s Stone themselves. Solve clues to open locks and find the Marauder’s Map in time to save your friends from danger. Costumes are encouraged at this wizarding event. 239-479-4636
 
Junior STEAM Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
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 books and activities that feature science, technology, engineering, art and math for preschoolers. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Interactive Movie
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
2 p.m. 
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos. More than just a movie showing, audiences participate in this screening. You can take part in the action with props, sound effects and a whole lot of fun or just sit back and enjoy the film. Families of all ages are welcome. Rated PG. Registration is required.  239-479-4636
 
Fire Prevention with Smokey Bear
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
11 a.m. 
Families with children in grades K-5 are invited to learn about fire prevention with Smokey Bear. 239-479-4636
 
Family Golfing Addams’ Family Style
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. 
We will be miniature golfing around the room with an Addams’ Family twist in the Youth Service Area. Golfing equipment is provided. No registration is required.  239-479-4636
 
Tue – 15 
Family Night: Pumpkin Painting
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Bring your creativity and paint a miniature Pumpkin! 239-433-9030

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After-School Fun: Monster Sock Puppets
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
4 p.m.
Get creative and make a monster sock puppet while enjoying spooky music and scary stories. 239-479-4636
 
2nd Lee County High School Taco Cook Off
Burroughs Home & Gardens
2505 First St, Fort Myers
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Local culinary student teams will be competing against each other, preparing signature taco dishes for event attendees and guest judges at this competition. This is family-friendly event will be raising money for Lee County’s high school culinary programs and is sure to be a delicious time! In addition to great food, there will be live music, raffles and silent auctions. 239-339-7692
 
Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
3:30 p.m. 
Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For grades 2-6. Some activities may be messy, so dress for mess. All children must be registered.  Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
LEGO Club
Bonita Springs Public Library 10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Join us for a short story and Lego building challenges. Lego pieces are provided for use during this program. For grades K-5. Registration is requested, but not required. 239-479-4636
 
Little Makers STEM Stations
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
10 a.m. 
Discover, build, create. Preschoolers ages 2-5 are welcome to a morning of construction with Lego pieces, magnetic tiles, giant blocks and more. Kids can also create with a STEM kit, or get into tactile sensory play foam, sand and play-dough. 239-479-4636
 
Pasta for Everyone
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane    
Oct. 15 – 19
Available during normal library operating hours. Picture books on pasta will be on display. Make a fish craft with pasta. 239-479-4636
 
Spooky Storytelling for Teens
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Join us for some spooky storytelling. Take on a role, collaborate to build one from scratch and maybe even tell a tale or two yourself. Registration is required. For grades 6 and up. 239-479-4636
 
STEAM Club: Survival Games
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m.
Be ready for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). For grades K-5. Registration required. Your registration is only guaranteed until the start of the program. 239-479-4636
 
Wed – 16
Spectacular Spies
Cape Coral Lee County Public 
Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace
4 p.m. 
Do you think that you have what it takes to be a spy? If so, come join the Library Acme Spy Emergency Response Service (LASERS) and learn all the skills you need to become a member of the most secretive organization on Earth. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – Noon
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
 
Homeschool Wednesday School: The World of Edison and Ford
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students become familiar with the site as they tour, tinker, and innovate their way across the property learning from experts that make history come alive! Advance registration is required.  239-334-7419
 
Way Back Movie Wednesday for Tweens
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
5 p.m. 
Tweens in grades 6-8 are invited to sit back and enjoy a teen movie from before they were born. Bring your friends and some snacks. The library will provide the movie and the space. Call the library for movie titles before the event.  239-479-4636
 
Moms Appreciation Day
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. to Noon
Moms, enjoy a free goodie from le macaron french pastries when your children attend Kids Crafts in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
 
Fall STEM & Stories
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
10:30 a.m. 
Learn and have fun with simple science activities and a story. 239-479-4636
 
Thu – 17
Oculus Go (teen)
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Learn and play with virtual reality. 239-479-4636
 
Community Helper Storytime Featuring the Forestry Department
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
10 a.m. 
For ages 3-5. Your preschooler will continue to build relationships with other kids, books and the library during this special storytime that celebrates community helpers. The Forestry Department will be joining us to tell us about fire safety. 239-479-4636
 
Fall Festival
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m.
Trees, leaves, pumpkins oh my. Have a ball this fall with autumn-themed activities, crafts and more. For children up to age 5. No registration required. 239-479-4636
 
Fri – 18
Haunting Tales of the Paranormal
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 
921 S.W. 39th Terrace
2 p.m.
Paranormal historian and author Beth Cooper will share tales of ghostly hauntings and real-life paranormal phenomena. Beth will sell and sign her books after her presentation. 239-479-4636
 
The Hobbit
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs -Hinman Auditorium 
10150 Bonita Beach Rd, Bonita Springs
October 18 – 20 • Friday – Saturday, 7 p.m. 
& Saturday – Sunday 2 p.m.
It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results—not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth—and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic. 239-495-8989
 
Pajama Storytime and Activities Featuring Good Night, Little Blue Truck
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace 
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7 p.m.
A scary storm is brewing! When Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad join their other friends to seek safety from the storm, they find that it’s easy to be brave together!  239-437-0654
 
Fall Festival
Gulf Elementary School
3400 SW 17th Pl, Cape Coral
5 – 8 p.m. 239-549-2726
 
North Fort Myers Fall Festival
North Fort Myers Community Park and Recreation Center
2000 N Recreation Park Way
6 – 9 p.m.
Free to attend! Costume contest, Candy, Face painting, Games, Photo booth, Inflatables, Live DJ -Prizes. The first 200 children registered for the costume contest will receive a free candy bag! 239-533-7200
 
Sat – 19
Interactive Movie
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
11 a.m.
More than just a movie showing, the audience participates in this screening. Take part in the action with props and sound effects or just sit back and enjoy the film. Registration is required. Ages 11-17 welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Free Movie in the Park  –  Disney’s Aladdin
Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Pl, Cape Coral
Sat., Oct 12 • Movie starts at Dusk 
The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you a FREE “Movie in the Park” on our giant inflatable screen. Enjoy the movie and a free family night out under the stars! Bring a blanket and chairs. The movie begins at dusk. Sunset is approximately 6:50pm, but get there early for a good spot, activities and our giveaways. 239-573-3128
 
Taste of Gateway
Gateway Information Center
11900 Fairway Lakes Dr., Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bounce house, great food, games and crafts, family fun and more. www.gateway411.com
 
Harvest Festival
Coast Elite, 6360 Arc Way, Fort Myers
3 – 5 p.m. 
All ages welcome, members and non members. Candy, games, bounce house and trampoline! $5 for early bird purchase ticket. 239-936-8467

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Halloween Event
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
October 19 – 20
Free 4 x 6 Photo, Kid’s Halloween ring toss game & owl mask craft. 239-461-7800
 
Sunburst Halloween Beauty Pageant
Edison Mall, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Located in front of Macy’s.  239-939-5464
 
Octoberfest
German-American Social Club of Cape Coral
2101 SW Pine Island Road
Oct. 18 – 20 & 25 -27 
Live Music, food carnival rides & games.www.capecoraloktoberfest.com
 
Storytime and Activities Featuring A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 
Barnes & Noble-Marketplace 
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
Mr. Rogers instilled in his young viewers the values of kindness, self-awareness, and self-esteem.  239-437-0654
 
6th Annual Arcadia Fall Rodeo 
w/ Special Event Bullfighters Only
2450 Roan Street, Arcadia
Oct. 19 – 20 • 2 p.m. 
See the best in professional rodeo entertainment and the amazing team at Bullfighters Only. www.arcadiarodeo.com
 
Family Yoga With Kathryn 
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. in WINK Playland
BYOM (bring your own mat) to this FREE 45-minute beginners’ yoga class for families. 239-948-3766
 
Fall Festival
Veterans Park, Lehigh Acres 
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Costume contest for ages 0 – 13 at 1 p.m., trick or treating, trucks on display, Marshall from Paw Patrol. Free popcorn, hot dogs  & snow cones. 239-369-1521
 
Sweetest Day Sailors Valentine Craft
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
11 a.m. 
Celebrate the Sweetest Day by creating your very own Sailor’s Valentine, made out of small shells. This event is for teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Halloween Fall Festival
Saddlewood Horse Club
16111 Saddlewood Lane, Cape Coral
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Horses & ponies will be in costume. Come in costume if you wish. Ride & feed horses, lunch, games, paint a real horse, treat bag, bounce house and more.  $25 per child. Please pre-register. Limited space. 239-738-9300
 
Special Needs Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with special needs. The library’s welcoming environment will create a positive experience for children. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver, who will be an active participant in the program. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. For children ages 3-12 with special needs. Registration  required. 239-479-4636
 
ZOOMtacular Halloween
Zoomers
17455 Summerlin Rd., Fort Myers
4 – 10 p.m.
Packed with fun, prizes, costumes, candy and more, $15 wristbands all day – Costume Contests – Scavenger Hunt  & so much more! 239-481-9666
 
Make an Impact: Earn Volunteer Service Hours at Your Library
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
Have fun, get creative and earn volunteer service hours in the process. Show off your DIY skills as you create photo holders out of hand-painted rocks and floral wire that will be donated to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. For children and teens in grades 6-12. Drop in any time during this program to complete the activity. All supplies are provided.  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
 
Caloosa Clowns
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
2 p.m. 
Fun and laughter await as Caloosa Clown Alley #97 clowns present skits, magic tricks and balloons. All ages welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Sun – 20
Italian Fest 2019
Lee County Alliance for the Arts 
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Offering great entertainment, raffles, games for the kids and adults and, of course, plenty of food and drink. The spaghetti-eating contest for both kids & adults. 239-332-8158
 
Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Moo (Peek-a-Flap Series)
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m. 
Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. 239-437-0654
 
“Ding” Darling Family Fun Day
1 Wildlife Dr., Sanibel Island
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Sunday Family Fun Day brings the grand finale to this year’s “Ding” Darling Days weekend on Oct. 20. Throughout the day, highlights include live animal presentations, free narrated Tarpon Bay Explorers tram tours of Wildlife Drive, archery skills clinics (for ages 10 and older), a butterfly house, nature crafts, face-painting, music, and hot dogs. Wildlife Drive admission is free all day.  239-472-1100
 
Mon – 21
Not-So-Scary Storytime & Costume Spooktacular
Cape Coral Lee County Public 
Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace
11 a.m. 
Enjoy hearing not so spooky stories and make a festive craft to take home. 239-479-4636
 
Preschool Monster Mania
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10:30 a.m. 
Celebrate Halloween with some not-so-scary monster fun, including stories, songs and sensory activities. For ages 2-5. Register each child individually. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program.​​ Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Baby Rhyme Time
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
10 a.m. 
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Caregivers are encouraged to model proper storytime etiquette by remaining in the room and participating with baby during this program. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Tue – 22
Friendly Monsters
Captiva Memorial Library, 
11560 Chapin Lane    
Oct. 22 – 26
Available during normal library operating hours. Friendly monsters and other non-scary creatures are featured in this week’s book display. Make monsters out of toilet paper tubes. 239-479-4636
 
Kids’ Open Game Night
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Play card and board games in the Youth Services room. For grades K-5. Registration is not required. 239-479-4636
 
Prepare for NaNoWriMo
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
6 p.m. 
National Novel Writing Month is days away. Join us to plot out your story, get to know your characters and prepare for 30 days of writing. 239-479-4636
 
Little Racers
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
10 a.m. 
Children ages 2-5 will build and race through our little library town with cars, trucks and anything that zooms. We provide the vehicles, roadways and buildings; you bring your imagination. 239-479-4636
 
Anime Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 
921 S.W. 39th Terrace
4:30 p.m. 
For teens & tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime with friends and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636
 
COAL
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
Teens, do you need service hours? Northwest Regional Library has a solution. COAL (Compassion, Openness, Acceptance and Learning) is a program available for teens discussing relevant topics and of course connecting with the community. Light snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636
 
First Annual Trunk Or Treat
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5:30-7 p.m.
Come dressed in your best costume and go trunk to trunk getting candy! Looking for groups, families, and businesses to decorate trunks for this fun family event. To register a trunk email Marketingcfacypresslake@gmail.com
 
Happy Hallow-teen
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m. 
Get into the Hallow-teen spirit with a spooky craft. For grades 6 and up. Registration required. 239-479-4636
 
Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
3:30 p.m. 
A boy journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse. Rated PG. 239-479-4636
 
Fishing Clinic
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Join a Park Naturalist 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. You might even learn a few of the “secrets” our local fishermen swear by. Reservations are required.  Call 239-463-4588. Regular Entrance Fees Apply
 
Lego Motion
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Build your own Lego character and bring it to life with stop-motion animation. No prior experience necessary. For grades K-5.  Register each child individually. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program.​​ Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Halloween Grossology
Northwest Regional Library  
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
You may find tricks and treats await you here at the Halloween Grossology Lab where mad scientists will see, touch and explore all things slimy, stinky and spooky. For children in grades K-5. Registration required. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program. 239-479-4636
 
Wed – 23
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – Noon
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. Our new Kids Crafts Reward Card is good for a $10 Miromar Outlets gift card after your fifth visit. 239-948-3766
 
Halloween Stories and More
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
10:30 a.m. 
Preschoolers are invited to join us for not-so-scary Halloween stories and a simple craft. Costumes welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Tween Art Club: Button Bracelets
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
5 p.m. 
Design and create your own button bracelet. All supplies are provided.  239-479-4636
 
Thu – 24
Halloween Magic Show
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
Master magician Joey Evans takes you on a journey through some of Halloween’s greatest characters and stories using magic, mystery and puppets. For ages 3-12. Register each child individually. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of the program.​​ Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Barbara B. Mann  Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers
Thursday, Oct. 24 • 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Learn new songs and sing along to familiar favorites with Oscar and Cookie Monster; build a snowman with Elmo; flap your wings with Big Bird; marvel at Abby’s magic; be amazed when Super Grover flies; and move to the rhythm with Rosita. Anything’s possible when everyone who shares something in common gets together. Kick your feet to the beat at Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! 239-481-4849
 
Wicked Walk
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center,
2301 First St, Fort Myers 
6 p.m.
Wicked Walk creates a tour through the Sidney Berne Davis Arts Center where participants interact and experience the visual and performing arts. The historic arts center is transformed for the event as high school fine and performing arts teams create site specific work exploring the theme for the year. 239-333-1933
 
Pee Wee Halloween
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Children will enjoy games, story time, crafts and a visit to our pumpkin patch for their special surprise. Parent must attend with child. This event is for children 2-3 yrs. $15 per child. 239-574-0804
 
Discovery Baby
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
10:30 a.m. 
For ages up to 24 months. 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. Dress babies for some messy play. Registration required. Your reservation is only guaranteed until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

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Fri – 25
Teen Game Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Rd, Lehigh Acres
2 p.m.
Play Uno, Scrabble, Jenga and more. Teens in grades 9-12 are invited for fun and games to kick off the weekend. 239-479-4636
 
Fort Myers Oktoberfest Festival
Downtown Fort Myers
October 25 – 27
Fall means it’s time for Oktoberfest!  Stuff yourself to the gills with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and pretzels while enjoying authentic German music and dancers. Festivities begin Friday 4 -10 p.m. and continue Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Admission is free.  Also, enjoy shopping a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products. www.paragonartevents.com
 
Star Wars IncrediBuilds Event
Barnes & Noble, Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
7 p.m. 
Calling all Rebels! Hop on the nearest starship and join us to build your very own BB-8 from IncrediBuilds to take home. 239-437-0654
 
Fright Night
Bay Oaks Recreational Campus,
2731 Oak St, Fort Myers Beach
6 p.m.
The biggest, family friendly Halloween Party on Fort Myers Beach! Costume contest for children and Adults! Games, haunted house, candy & food! 239-765-4222
 
Halloween Event 
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Free 4 x 6 Photo. First 75 kids to get their photo taken each day will receive 1 glow in the dark treat bag. Activities: Jack-o-Latern or Cat Hanging Sign Craft. 239-461-7800
 
Halloween Fun
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
6 – 8 p.m.
Children are invited to join us for an evening of Halloween fun. We will be playing ghostly games, crafts and enjoy a snack while watching a short clip movie. This is for children 3-5 yrs. $20 per child. 239-574-0804
 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Friends
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
A story and a craft with a hungry caterpillar. 239-479-4636
 
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle Fall Fest and Haunted Walk  
4750 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers
5:15 to 9 p.m. 239-334-1357
 
Boo at the Zoo 
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd N, Naples, 
Oct 25 – 27
Boo at the Zoo will be three days of tricks-or-treats: Best of all, all kids in costume will receive FREE admission for all three days!* This family event will start at 10 am daily and end at 3pm daily. Activities include a trick-or-treat trail sponsored by Wintrust Banking Center, education stations, games, and a costume contest with prizes each day! Costume contests will be held every day at 1 p.m. with 3 different categorie. As always, everyone can enjoy watching rare animals going wild “carving” pumpkins and other treats with tooth, horn, and claw. All the fun is included in regular Zoo admission (buy tickets online and save! www.napleszoo.org
 
TPE Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat 
Tortuga Preserve Elementary
1711 Gunnery Rd. N., Lehigh Acres
5  – 8 p.m.
Bounce houses, games, food trucks, and more for a fee, but our Trunk or Treat will still be a FREE family event!
239-693-5023
 
2019 Smugglers Haunting on the Harbor Haunted House
115 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
October 25 – 27 & 31
Carnival games and rides, live music, costume contests. Oct. 25 – 26, festival & haunted house. On Oct. 27 – haunted house only & Oct. 31, Halloween party & haunted house. http://smugglersinc.com
 
Sat – 26
Joey and Alex’s Halloween Magic Show
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 921 S.W. 39th Terrace
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Join master magician Joey Evans as he takes you on a journey through some of Halloween’s greatest characters and stories. Using magic, mystery, puppets and some surprise guests, he will amaze and inspire you this Halloween season. 239-479-4636
 
Fort Myers Nightmare on Third Street
13431 3rd St., Fort Myers Shores • Saturday, Oct. 26 & Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 from 7-11 p.m.
Free to the public, but donations are appreciated. Not recommended for children or sensitive people. The haunted walk contains startling nightmare scares, gore and intense themes. There is a front yard cemetery display with animated props along with a 900 sq. ft. haunted house.  www.anightmareonthirdstreet.com
 
Halloween Party
Southern Starz
915 SE 14th Place., Cape Coral
7 – 11 p.m.
Ages 5-15. Includes food, drinks and goodie bags. Costume contests with prizes for each age group  as well as games and open gym. For tickets, call 239-574-0034
 
Halloween Event 
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
October 26 – 27
Free 4 x 6 Photo, First 75 kids to get their photo taken each day will receive 1 glow in the dark treat bag. Activities: Kid’s Halloween Ring Toss game,  Hanging Sign Craft, Costume Contest on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. Prizes available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 239-461-7800
 
Storytime and Activities Featuring No More Monsters Under Your Bed!
Barnes & Noble, Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
11 a.m.
This goofy, adorable book about conquering your fears will soon become a household favorite! 239-437-0654
 
Fall Festival 
Estero Community Park
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Vendors, crafts, local artists, food trucks & more. Halloween costume parade for children 12 & under at 12pm. Prizes for most creative costumes. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize. Free public admission. Free children’s games. (please note some GPS say Estero and some say Bonita Springs) www.llsnevents.com
 
Six Wags Over Fort Myers Pet Carnival
Iona-Hope Episcopal Church, Fort Myers
10 a.m.
A celebration for pets and their humans featuring: Spotted Dog Cafe: Dine with your dog! Delicious homemade entrees for canines & luncheon menu for humans. Chair massage for people & pampering for pooches, pet photos, “No Bark” silent auction, homemade cat & dog treat sale, bake sale – treats for humans, pet rescue adoptions, reptile exhibit, Little Critters Corner (kids’ activities) and more. Admission is free! All animals are welcome, but should be up to date on vaccinations and leashed or otherwise restrained out of respect for others attending. 239-454-4778
 
Halloween Bash
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A family-friendly Halloween event where you can trick or treat around the museum at different themed stations, make a spooky craft, and dance the monster mash in the planetarium theater. $10 adults, $5 children or free if you come in costume! 239-275-3435
 
Family Art Labs 
Lee County Alliance for the Arts 
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
10 a.m. – Noon
Make creativity part of your family routine the 4th Saturday of each month during Family Art Lab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun. Explore something new every month like art making, gallery activities, games and more – all inspired by artworks on view in the gallery, famous artists, national holidays and artistic traditions around the world. Come ready to imagine and create! After the fun, peruse local produce and products at our GreenMarket. 239-939-2787
 
Business Trick-or-Treat for Kids
South Cape Business, Cape Coral
Noon – 4 p.m.
Parents, bring your costumed children to the South Cape Business Trick-or-Treat! This fun, safe, family-friendly event is free and no registration is required. Dozens of South Cape businesses will be handing out candy. A dedicated trolley provided by Premier Trolleys will get kids and parents across Cape Coral Parkway! There’s a Google Map of locations and public parking: http://bit.ly/sctrickortreat
 
Kiwanis 22nd Annual KidsFest
Sun Splash Festival Grounds 
400 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A not-to-be-missed festival for families to join together and explore, educate, and inspire children’s abilities. The day is filled with lively entertainment, inter-active experiences and mega-information. It is a festival with crafts, food and vendors of family-oriented products and services. As always, we have our stage shows, costume contests, games and lots of give-aways. This year we have added other new items that will delight, challenge, educate, and inspire those of all ages.  Festival will be in Rain or Shine. Free admission $2 parking donation and request non-perishable item for our Cape Caring Center. Free Hot Dog & Chips for ages 12 and under. www.mycapecoralkiwanis.org
 
Bonita Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
Growing Room Child Development Center
25151 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs
10 a.m. – noon
We would like to invite the community to join us for our annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat at Growing Room Bonita Springs. Inflatable, face painting, balloon artist, games, snow cones, snacks, photo area and trick or treating. Please come in costume!  Free event open to the community. 239-495-0045
 
FCC’s Annual Trunk or Treat
First Christian Church of Fort Myers 
2061 McGregor Blvd.
6 p.m.
Have fun walking through the parking lot of decorated trunks, fill your candy bags and enjoy cookout dinner prepared by our grill team. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged! Please pre-register your family at www.fcctrunkortreat.com
 
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church-Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
4141 DeLeon St., Fort Myers
3 to 5 p.m.
The free family-friendly event is open to the community and will include activities, food, face painting and trick-or-treating in the church parking lot. Church members decorate their car trunks and hand out candy and other goodies. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, popcorn and bottled water are free while supplies last. The event also offers a bounce house, a DJ, balloon artist and crafts. 239-936-2200
 
Boo! Bash 
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 9 p.m.
Participants ages 3-6 yrs will enjoy spooktacular art projects, finger plays and cookie decorating.  Don’t forget your little one’s costume! Parents are not required to stay. $5 per person. 239-242-3950
 
Haunted Happenings
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave, Cape Coral
6 – 9 p.m.
Guests ages 6-14 yrs will enjoy a haunted house plus a night of spooky music, games, dancing and prizes.  Dress up to win a spooktacular prize for Best Costume! $5 per person. 239-242-3950
 
LCEC’s 8th Annual Goblin Gallop 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run for United Way
Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Pl, Cape Coral
Registration/check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. The Kids Fun Run will immediately follow the 5K.  239-656-2380
 
Terribly True Scary World of Bugs
Riverdale Branch Library
2421 Buckingham Rd, Fort Myers
2 p.m. 
“The Insect Gardener,” Kara Tyler-Julian, will talk about the creepy behaviors and biology of some of our insects. Join us for buggy activities and crafts after the program. 239-479-4636
 
Things That Go POP in the Night
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
11 a.m.
Joey Evans takes you on a journey through some of Halloween’s greatest characters and stories. Using magic, mystery, puppets and some surprise guests he will amaze and inspire you this Halloween season. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Dia de Los Muertos Craft Fest
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
10 a.m. 
Create culturally rich crafts that celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. Crafts featured will reflect different Latin American countries’ interpretations of death in art while providing crafters with a chance to learn about one of the most celebrated holidays around the world. 239-479-4636
 
Halloween Spooktacular – Trick or Treat
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us for our 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular featuring a costume
contest, dance parties at center court, trick or treating with you favorite Bell Tower merchants and SO much more!  239-489-1221
 
4th Annual Monster Mash
Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
5  – 8 p.m.
Join us for our 4th annual Monster Mash event to celebrate Halloween! We will have a costume contest, trick-or-treating, a pumpkin contest, and more! The main events will take place in the grassy field across from Target, next to the Tesla charging stations. 239-267-5107
 
Kids Day
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. to Noon in WINK Playland
Toddlers to 12-year-olds participate in fun activities and receive free pizza, ice cream and face painting. 239-948-3766
 
Howl-O-Ween
Mantanzas on the Bay
416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pumpkin & face painting, CROW’s wildlife experts, raffle prizes, live music by Scotty Bryan, kids games & animal themed arts & crafts, craft beer & buffet. 239-463-3838
 
Seussville Kids Halloween Bash 
Harpoon Harry’s Restaurant 
1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
Noon
Bring the kids out for a family-friendly Seussville lunch at Harpoon Harry’s! Costume contests & prizes for kids, Seussville crafts, Seussville kids dance floor, magician & entertainer, treat bags All activities and treats are FREE. Kids meals are $5. 941-637-1177
 
Sun – 27
Kids Halloween Bash
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
16554 N Cleveland Ave, N. Fort Myers
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Trick or Treat in the Nature Park 10 a.m. – noon, 2 for 1 Admission After 1 p.m. to Nature Park, Free Snow Cone & Mini Golf for Kids in Costume, Games, Costume Contest, Fun Park Special Packages! 239-995-2141
 
Candy Crawl
Edison Mall
4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Oct 27 – Oct 31 • 2 – 4 p.m.
This is a family friendly event that “crawls” across the last 5 days October. We have Candy Crawl trick-or-treat bags, fun crafts, and spooky music. Plus, winners of the costume contest receive prizes AND the first 50 contestants get special giveaway as well. October 27, Costume Contest, 2 – 4 p.m.  Way Too Tall Torie will be here! Plus…surprise judges! KidX Crafts Oct. 28-30, 2-4 p.m. October 31 – Mall-Wide Trick or Treating, 5 – 7 p.m. 239-939-5464
 
Little Leapers Halloween Parade
Sky Zone Fort Myers
14181 S Tamiami Trail #140, Fort Myers
Oct. 27 • 9 a.m.
Ocr. 30 • 10 a.m.
Bring the little ones in their favorite costume to jump & play with their favorite characters at their favorite trampoline park! We’ll have fun activities, a character parade, and of course, candy for the little ones to trick or treat! Parents and children will have fun as they play and take pictures of the memorable moments they have at our Halloween parade.  It’s $12.99 per toddler plus one parent plays free; it’s $5.99 for an additional parent to play on the trampolines. www.skyzone.com
 
A Hogwarts Halloween family concert
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW, Fort Myers
1 p.m.
A not-so-spooky Halloween concert that’s sure to be fun for the whole family. At 1 p.m. come dressed in costume for a costume contest, try different orchestra instruments in our Musical Discovery Zone, and enjoy safe trick -or- treating. At 2 p.m., the orchestra will perform a concert with music from the Harry Potter series. www.bbmannpah.com
 
Mon – 28
Middle School Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
2 p.m. 
Meet new friends as we tackle various STEAM topics in this monthly program designed to spark dialogue and facilitate creative thinking. This month we will go into the world of virtual reality using the Oculus Go. Registration is required. Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Baby Rhyme Time
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
10 a.m. 
For babies up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance. Caregivers are encouraged to remain in the room and participate with baby during this program. Pick up a Storytime Ticket at the Youth Services desk the morning of the program. Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Halloween Event
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
October 28 – 30
Free 4 x 6 Photo & Jack-o-Latern or Cat Hanging Sign Craft. 239-461-7800
 
Tue – 29
STEAM Club: Water, Water Everywhere Experiments
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
4 p.m.
Learn how Archimedes’ screw works as we experiment with water absorption and filtration. This program is appropriate for elementary-aged children. 239-479-4636
 
Escape from Haunted School
Northwest Regional Library 
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
4:30 p.m. 
In 1953, Haunted High School was forced to close its doors due to odd occurrences around the school. Upon later investigation, all of these events were linked to a strange box that randomly appeared in the homeroom of Eunice Lugosi. A similar box has appeared in your room. Can you open the box to break the curse of Haunted High School before it’s too late? Light snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12.
239-479-4636
 
Family Night: Make your own Sundae 
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious dinner with the family and then kids get to make their own Sundae. Make your own sundae with lots of toppings!  239-433-9030
 
Nocturnal Animals
Captiva Memorial Library 
11560 Chapin Lane    
Oct. 29 – 31
Available during normal library operating hours. See a book display about nocturnal animals. Play in the sensory bin with pretend black bow tie pasta bats and orange rice. Enjoy making hanging paper bats. 239-479-4636
 
Fandom Night: “Stranger Things”
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library, 
921 S.W. 39th Terrace
4:30 p.m.
Show off your love of “Stranger Things” by making perler bead keychains of your favorite characters. All supplies will be provided, including perler bead patterns of “Stranger Things” characters and the demogorgon. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636
 
Halloween Magic with Joey Evans
Bonita Springs Public Library 
10560 Reynolds Street  
6 p.m.
Join Master Magician Joey Evans as he takes you on a journey through some of Halloween’s greatest characters and
stories. Using magic, mystery, puppets and some surprise guests, he will amaze and inspire you this Halloween season. Registration is required. 239-479-4636
 
Make a Monster Stuffy
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
4 p.m.
Design, stitch, decorate and bring to life your own monster stuffy. No
experience necessary. For grades 3-5. Registration begins Oct. 8. Register
each child individually. Your reservation is guaranteed only until the start of  the program.​​ Space is limited. 239-479-4636
 
Blacklight Bingo (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library, 
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE
5 p.m. 
Have a blast playing glow-in-the-dark Bingo under the blacklights. Prizes will be awarded to winners. Adults and teens welcome. 239-479-4636
 
Wed – 30
Juggle Up a Scary Halloween
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library 
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
4 p.m. 
This interactive show features Gerard Tricarico and his astonishing juggling and magic skills. 239-479-4636
 
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
10 a.m. – Noon
Kids from toddlers to 12 are invited to participate in fun activities in WINK Playland. 239-948-3766
 
Homeschool Wednesday School: 
A Lifetime of Innovation
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
From his early experiments with electricity to his search for rubber, students explore the scientific journeys of Edison’s impactful life. Advance registration is required. 239-334-7419
 
Mall–O–Ween
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
6 to 8 p.m.
Music, karaoke, trick-or-treating and contests. 239-948-3766
 
Trunk–Or–Treat
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
6 to 8 p.m. near the Restaurant Piazza, Lakeside
Trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk of
specialty cars. 239-948-3766
 
Trick-Or-Treating
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
6 to 8 p.m.
Children trick-or-treat at participating stores. While supplies last.
239-948-3766
 
Children’s Costume Contest (0-12 years)
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
6:30 p.m. near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store.
239-948-3766
 
Pet Costume Contest 
Miromar Outlets, 
10801 Corkscrew Rd., Estero
7:30 p.m. between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store. 239-948-3766
 
Thu – 31
Baby Rhyme Time
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street
10 a.m. 
For ages up to 18 months. During this special storytime, you and your baby will learn new nursery rhymes and fingerplays, interact with puppets, sing, read books and dance.  239-479-4636
 
Ghouls and Golf Carts
Founder’s Square, 
42851 Crescent Loop Babcock Ranch, 
6  – 9 p.m.
Parade, face painting, balloon artists, music, candy, and we’ll play Casper on the big screen at 7 p.m. Registration is mandatory and spaces will be limited, so make sure to buy your tickets today! www.babcockranchliving.com
 
Trunk or Treat
Sanibel Community Church
1740 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
4:30 – 7 p.m. 239-472-2684
 
Fall Festival – Trunk or Treat
Cape Coral First United Methodist Church
4118 Coronado Pkwy
6 – 8 p.m.
Free Event! Bounce House, Dunk Tank, Trunk or Treat, DJ, Balloon Artist, Hot Dogs, Popcorn & more! 239-542-4051

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Trunk or Treat
Zion Lutheran ECC
7401 Winkler Rd. Fort Myers
239-481-4040
 
Malloween Event
Coconut Point
23106 Fashion Dr., Estero
3 to 5 p.m.
239-992-9966
 
Halloween Event 2019
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
4 – 8 p.m.
Free 4 x 6 Photo, First 150 kids to get their photo will receive a free Squeezable Jack-o-Latern with a hat. Activities: Kid’s Halloween Ring Toss game ~ try your aim for a small stress jack-o-latern or spider squishy, Burlap Bag Craft, Costume parade. Halloween night at 6 p.m. First 100 kids to do participate will receive a wrist band or an owl light. Trick-or-Treating will be from 4-8 p.m.. All departments that have candy for the kids will also have a balloon set up for you to spot easily. 239-461-7800
 
Fall Family Candy and Costume Festival
Sanibel Community House, 
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island 
5 – 7 p.m.
Wear your costumes and have some fun at this fun carnival type festival. Family friendly food and more.  Bag of candy is the entry fee. 239-472-2155
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