Calendar

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Ongoing

SW Florida Ag Expo
Lee County Civic Center Complex,
11831 Bayshore Road, N. Fort Myers
Through March 10
The Ag Expo celebrates the work and accomplishments of Southwest Florida youth active in 4-H, FFA Livestock exhibitions and crafting while offering fun, food, rides for the entire community. www.swflagexpo.com

 

February

Fri – 23
Free Movie in the Park Aladdin
Veterans Park, 55 Homestead Rd S., Lehigh Acres
Friday, February 23 • 6:30 p.m.

The plot follows Aladdin, a street urchin, as he falls in love with Princess Jasmine, befriends a wish-granting genie, and battles the wicked sorcerer Jafar. Movie viewing will be on the front athletic field. Lehigh Acres Fire Control & Rescue will provide free popcorn and bottled water. Food trucks will be on site selling food. Bring blankets or chairs for movie viewing. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be moved into the Veterans Park Recreation Center gymnasium. 239-369-1521

Sat – 24
Furry Friends Reading Hour
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 24 • 10:30 a.m.

Pick a favorite book to read during this cozy, quiet reading hour at the library, featuring
our very special guest, a registered therapy dog and their handler. For ages 2-11. No
registration is required, but space is limited. 239-479-4636

Burrowing Owl & Wildlife Exposition
Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Rd., Cape Coral
Saturday, February 24 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Burrowing Owl and Wildlife Exposition is a fundraising event for visitors and residents to learn about Burrowing Owls and other threatened wildlife species. There will be face-painting, children’s educational
activities, corn hole, vendors, other nonprofit organizations, live animals and birds, at least three guest speakers, a silent auction, and merchandise for sale. A demonstration will be given on how to start a burrow. Food vendors and beer/wine available. www.ccfriendsofwildlife.org

LEGO Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, February 24 • 2 p.m.

For all ages. Drop in for building challenges the whole family will enjoy. All materials are provided. 239-479-4636

Game On! (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 24 • 1 p.m.

Now’s the time to settle the score. Join in the fun and challenge your friends to a variety of board games and video games. Light snacks provided. 239-479-4636

Live! Science Shows
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Every Saturday & Sunday starting at 1:30 p.m
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Located at STEMLAB, near WINK Playland, Lessons on chemistry, aerodynamics, fire
experiments and more! 239-948-3766

Sun – 25
Night Hike
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
Sunday, February 25 • 6:30-8 p.m.

Watch the sky for bats, listen for owls, and search the night sky for constellations. Through a series of hands-on activities, you will learn how animals use their senses to thrive in the darkness. This walk starts just after sunset so please wear close-toed shoes and be prepared for rain and mosquitoes. While wonderful for most ages, it may not be appropriate for very young children. $20 per person. Register at calusanature.org.

Tue – 27
Books and Blankets
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, February 27 • 6:15 p.m.

Join us with your blankies and pajamas for this nighttime edition of storytime. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Teen Tuesday: Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, February 27 • 5 p.m.

Be a part of the library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Members assist with program planning, suggest book titles and help create displays in the teen area. Service-learning hours. Snacks provided. For teens, ages 12-17. 239-479-4636

Books and Blankets
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 27 • 6:15 p.m.

Join us with your blankies and pajamas for this nighttime edition of storytime. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Wed – 28
Explore the Shore
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
(Bowditch Point parking lot, Fort Myers Beach)
Wednesday, February 28 • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Join us for a beachcombing trip at Bowditch Point Park. Have you ever wondered what animals used to live in the shells you find at the beach? Or how to identify all the little birds flying and feeding along the shoreline? Maybe you’ve wondered how the dune plants can withstand big storms? And what about those weird, slimy blobs that wash up on the sand when the tide goes out? Come along on a beachcombing trip where one of our naturalists will answer these questions and more. You’ll learn about all sorts of impressive wildlife found on our local beaches as well as how to find and identify them. Participants will meet a Naturalist at Bowditch Point parking lot and be aware there is an extra $2 parking fee per hour. You will be outside at the beach for the whole program. Dress accordingly and bring your preferred sunscreen & bug spray, plenty of water, a hat, and closed-toed shoes that can get wet. $20 per person. Registration required at calusanature.org.

Thu – 29
Leap Year Party
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursday, February 29 • 4:30 p.m.

Just like magic, Feb. 29 arrives and then disappears for four whole years. Celebrate this extra day at the library with games, activities and crafts. For ages 3 – 11. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Southwest Florida Ag Expo
Lee County Civic Center Complex,
11831 Bayshore Road, N. Fort Myers
February 29 through March 10

The Ag Expo celebrates the work and accomplishments of Southwest Florida youth active in 4-H, FFA Livestock exhibitions and crafting while offering fun, food, rides for the entire community. www.swflagexpo.com

Family Movie Afternoon
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Thursday, February 29 • 3:45 p.m.

Families are invited to join us for a movie and a themed craft. Snacks will be provided. Call the library for the movie title. Rated PG. 239-479-463

FREE Movie in the Park
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Thursday, February 29 • 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Join us for a free “Date Night in the Park” at Four Freedoms Park! Bring a blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy a movie on our giant inflatable screen! The movie will start just after the sun goes down. 239-574-0804

Movie in the Park Child Care
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Thursday, February 29 • 6 – 10 p.m.

Childcare will be available onsite at the Four Freedoms Park Recreation Center during the event from 6-10 p.m. for $15 per child, including activities, pizza, popcorn and a movie of their own! Children must be ages 4-12 and must be self-sufficient in restroom care. Pre-registration, for childcare only, is required by Tuesday, February 27, by calling Four Freedoms Park at 239-574-0804. (Those who are just interested in attending the event and not participating in the childcare option do not need to pre-register.)

 

March

Fri – 1
Coqui Carnival
Treeline Elementary
10900 Treeline Ave, Fort Myers
March 1 • 5 p.m.
239-768-5208

Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour
Hertz Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero
Friday, March 1 • 6 p.m.
Dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. Will there be monster trucks, excavators, and garbage trucks galore? You bet! So get ready to shake those wiggles out and OJ Twist your way through this brand-new musical party!
239-948-7825

Sat – 2
Kids Fishing Event
Bass Pro Shops,
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come out to Bass Pro Shops the first Saturday of every month and fish on the back lake (catch and release)! Earn your First Fish Award if this is your first time fishing with us! 239-461-7800

Nature Explorers
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers
Saturday, March 2 • 9 – 11 a.m.
This is a drop off program where we explore nature’s different aspects. In March we will be exploring the Calusa People, who they were, how they lived, and how they used nature to survive. For children 5 to 11. Price is $10 per child. www.calusanature.org

In-Store Kids Workshops – Butterfly House
Home Depot – Local Home Depot locations
Saturday, March 2 • 9 a.m. to noon
Time to pull out your apron! Kids Workshops are back in-store. First Saturday of every month for this fun, free event. HomeDepot.com/Workshops.

Pupchella Festival
Bell Tower Shopping Centre
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 2 • Noon – 3 p.m.
Benefitting the Gulf Coast Humane Society! Enjoy live performances by The Lineup Duo, Matt Walden, DJ Robert McDonald and headliners at center court, The Free Coasters all hosted by Amy Lynn of Cat Country with Iheart Media! Pupchella is a unique music festival and celebration of our community’s love of pets. Whether guests have a pet or not, they will enjoy the event! Featuring musical performances across 3 stages, festival merch, interactive art district, a zen chill zone, activities areas, instagramble photo ops, a photo booth provided by Photo Magic, a balloon artist, a face painter, axe throwing provided by Chuck It Axes, a variety of vendors and VIP pass with load of benefits & more! www.belltowerfl.com

2024 Be My Neighbor Day
WGCU Public Media, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 2 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This family-centered, fun and FREE event provides SWFL families an opportunity to explore three “neighborhoods” (Arts & Education, Science & the Environment and Meet the Helpers) where they’ll meet neighbors from community arts, education and environmental organizations as well as local businesses and public safety organizations. In addition, Daniel Tiger will be on hand to meet his SWFL friends. Finally, at the heart of this event is the importance of being neighborly, so WGCU will host activities throughout the day promoting community kindness. www.wgcu.org

Southwest Florida Reading Festival
Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First Street, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 2 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
There is something for all ages to experience at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival. Everyone enjoys the multiple stages with the celebrity authors who share ‘inside scoop’ about their latest books or what makes a story idea click for them. You will be able to buy books and have the authors personalize and sign them too! Kids will be mesmerized by the storytellers. There’s an abundance of family fun activities such as crafts, readings, drawings and more. www.readfest.org

Live! Science Shows
Miromar Outlets
10801 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Every Saturday & Sunday starting at 1:30 p.m.
Located at STEMLAB, near WINK Playland, Lessons on chemistry, aerodynamics, fire experiments and more! 239-948-3766

Easter Fest & All Day Egg Hunt
Springtime Farms Adventure Park
10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers
March 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23,
24, 29, 30, 31
All Day Easter Egg Hunts, Inflatable Corn Maze, 300 Animal Petting Zoo, Bunny Village, 70 Foot Jumping Pillow, Two 24 Foot Tall Inflatable Slides, Carnival Games, Pedal Kart Track, New Excavator Sand Pit, Easter Hayride $4pp. www.Springtimeplantfarm.com

Sun – 3
Sensory Sunday
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers
Sunday, March 3 • 10:30 a.m.
Travelling with Light. From cave dwellers to space explorers, we can trace the importance of light in our development as a science and technology-using species. Follow along in a conversation between a mother and her son (plus exciting visuals!) to find out about the importance of light in all areas of our lives – and its direct influence on our planet. Our sensory-friendly planetarium shows are for guests with Autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities/PTSD, or young children. Everyone is welcome. Does not include admission to CNCP. $5 per person. www.calusanature.org

Young Eagles Rally & Pancake Breakfast
EAA Chapter 66 House at Page Field
5200 Captain Channing Page Dr., Fort Myers
Sunday, March 3 • 8 a.m.
The Young Eagles program is designed to youth, ages 11-17 to general aviation. The Young Eagles first flight program is free of charge. The minimum age to fly is 11 years old. A parent or legal guardian must be to sign the waiver and be on-site during flight. Children younger than 11 may participate in the instruction class and walk around the aircraft but they cannot fly. A breakfast is also available for $6 per person. Questions, email youngeagles66@gmail.com.

Wonder Walks
Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
March 3, 9, 10, 16, 30, 31 • 10 a.m.
All ages are welcome. Join one of our guides on a fun, exploratory journey to meet and greet the local and exotic wildlife that have found a long-term nurturing home at Wonder Gardens. This 45-minute tour will introduce you to Wonder Gardens’ long and fascinating history as a welcome diversion along Old 41; connect you to some of our charismatic resident animals and breathtaking plants; deepen your understanding of the way animals, plants, and people relate, and inspire you to help make a WONDERful impact in the natural world. $10 plus the cost of admission. Book online at www.wondergardens.org

SW-FloridaCon
Hilton Doubletree Hotel
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers
Sunday, March 3 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The show will have over 100 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, gaming, video games, movies, records, sports cards, wrestling, television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. Kids free under the age of 11. For more info visit www.swfloridacomiccon.com

Taste of the Cape
Cultural Park
528 Cultural Park Blvd, Cape Coral
Sunday, March 3 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Join us at Cultural Park for a wonderful afternoon of great taste! This expanded community event celebrates both culinary arts and music. Sample an international array of great food from more than 20 local restaurants, a juried arts and craft fair and live entertainment throught the day. General Admission is $10. www.tasteofcapecoral.com

Mon – 4
Make a Paper Bag Leprechaun
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
March 4 – 8 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us to make your very own leprechaun out of paper bags and cool cut outs. 239-479-4636

Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 • 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

 

Tue – 5
Artify: Illustrated Name Art
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, March 5 • 6 p.m.
Join Ms. Sharon and explore new art projects or advanced techniques during this program. All materials will be provided; please dress for a mess. For ages 6-11. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Foam Sculptures Crafternoon
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, March 5 • 5:30 p.m.
Create your own abstract sculpture using floral foam. For ages 11-17. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Art with Alcohol Ink
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, March 5 & Wednesday, March 6
Grades 9 – 12: 2:15 p.m.
Grades 6 – 8: 4:15 p.m.
Create unique art using the magical medium of Alcohol Ink. You will be amazed at the
results. 239-479-4636

Teen Tuesday: High School Movie
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, March 5 • 2 p.m.
High school teens are invited to sit back and enjoy a movie. Bring your friends and some snacks. Call the library for the movie title. Movie ratings range from G to PG-13. 239-479-4636

Anime Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, March 5 • 4 p.m.
For ages 12-18. Create your own art while discovering new content. Share your creations and connect with others. All supplies will be provided. 239-479-4636

Wed – 6
Bubble Dance Party
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, March 6 • 10:30 a.m.
Families with children through age 5 are invited to dance, sing and play with bubbles. Dress up is always encouraged. 239-479-4636

Challenger Middle School’s Production of Aladdin
624 Trafalgar Pkwy, Cape Coral
March 6 • 6:30 p.m.
239-242-4341

Preschool Wednesdays – Pollination Nation
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 6 & 20 • 10 a.m.
Why do flowers bloom in the spring? How does an insect help plants reproduce? Are wasps actually important? Join us to learn all about Florida’s plants & pollinators and their importance in the ecosystem. This class will include a walk through the butterfly house and garden. Ages 3-5 • CNCP Members $7 & Non-Members $10. The price is per child and includes one adult per child. It does not include museum admission. www.www.calusanature.org

All About Alligators
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Wednesday, March 6 •10 a.m.
Join a park naturalist to learn more about our local alligators. Learn why alligators are integral members of our Southwest Florida ecosystems, what you can do to safely co-exist with them, and how you can help protect our state reptile. Space is limited; reservations are required. Free with paid park entrance.
To register, visit www.floridastateparks.org

Bubble Dance Party
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 6 • 10:30 a.m.
Families with children through age 5 are invited to dance, sing and play with bubbles. Dress up is always encouraged. 239-479-4636

Thu – 7
Bluey Party
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursday, March 7 • 11 a.m.
Are you a fan of Bluey and the Heeler family? Join us for fun crafts, activities and games
featuring the dogs from Down Under. For ages 2-5. 239-479-4636

Family Build It
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Thursday, March 7 • 4 p.m.
For all ages. Drop in for building challenges the whole family will enjoy. All materials are provided. 239-479-4636

Chess! (teen)
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursdays, March 7, 21 • 2 p.m.
Checkmate. Sharpen your mind by playing a competitive game of chess. We supply the board, you bring your skills. 239-479-4636

Library Teen Talk
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 • 2 p.m.
High school teens are invited to the library 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 while socializing and making new friends. 239-479-4636

Draw Birds of Florida
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, March 7 • 2 p.m.
Learn to draw local birds of Florida. Each class will feature a step by step instruction on how to draw one of Florida’s many local birds with a different species each month. Teens are welcome with a parent or guardian. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Fri – 8
Star Party
Rotary Park
312 El Dorado Pkwy W, Cape Coral
Friday, March 8 • 7 p.m.
Observe the Night Sky with the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society. Looking for a night of free family fun? Come out and join the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing! With the help of our local experts, you’ll have the chance to view the night sky through telescopes and other equipment. Plus, you’ll learn all about what you’re seeing from our knowledgeable team. This is fantastic fun for people of all ages! Free admission – no need to RSVP! For more information, call Rotary Park at 239-549-4606.

Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
March 8 – April 5
When a bus driver takes a break, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take the driver’s place – a pigeon! And you’ve never met a pigeon like this before! Based on the award-winning children’s book, this musical is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping with its innovative mix of songs, silliness and feathers. 239-278-4422

Annual Easter Eggstravagana
Cape Alliance Church
4307 Skyline Blvd., Cape Coral
Friday, March 8 • Noon to 2 p.m.
MOPS of Cape Alliance Church will be hosting their third annual Easter Eggstravagana. For $15 per child, kids can enjoy a professional photo with the Easter bunny, an egg hunt, scavenger hunt, bounce houses, lunch, face painting, story time, reptile exhibit and so much more! Tickets can be purchased at the event. 239-542-7844

Freaky Friday, A New Musical
Fort Myers Theatre
16120 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers
March 8 – 17
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter. wwwftmyerstheatre.com

Photos with Bunny
Edison Mall
4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Meyers
March 8 -30
Hop over for Easter Bunny pictures at Edison Mall! www.shopedisonmall.com

Easter Egg Hunt
Spring Creek Elementary School
25571 Elementary way, Bonita Springs
Friday, March 8 • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free Easter Egg Hunt begins at 6 PM. Food, inflatables and other activities will be available for purchase. 239-947-0001

Sat – 9
Bein’ Green Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 9 • 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and all things green at this special storytime. For children through age 5. Arrive early and pick up a ticket at the Youth Services desk as space is limited. 239-479-4636

Fort Myers Beach Lions Club
Shrimp Festival
440 Old San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
March 9 – 10
The Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival is back! There will be a Kids Run (March 2, 8 a.m.), 5k Race, PARADE (10 a.m.), Arts & Crafts Fair (new location – no food), 50/50 raffle, Official festival T-shirts, Princess Pageant, ‘Pink Gold’ Shrimp Crawl, Blessing of the Fleet with a Sunday Service & ‘Pink Gold’ Shrimp Celebration, a Closing Ceremony with live music & more! www.fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival.com

Water Ways Science Festival
815 Nicholas Parkway, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 9 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This free, family-friendly event will include educational activities and games that focus on the importance of our waterways. Attendees will learn about local, regional, and global water concerns. The event also features: live animals, mangrove, native plant giveaways
arts and crafts, mermaid, water laboratory tours, boating safety, food trucks, neurodivergent-friendly activities and more! The science festival aims to encourage community action on environmental issues that affect us through activities, games and art. www.capecoral.gov

Tropical Fun Shine Polynesian Show
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 9 • 7- 9 p.m.
This Polynesian dance show will have your heart pounding to tantalizing Tahitian beats. Swaying hula dancers will mesmerize you as they tell a story with their hula hands to the music of the islands. Come watch some of the finest Polynesian performers in Southwest Florida. Luau-type refreshments are included, BYO wine, if you like. Advance tickets are $25. Tickets are $35 at the door if any seats are still available. 239-549-4606

Bonita Fest
Riverside Park
27310 Old US-41 Rd, Bonita Springs
Saturday, March 9 • 11a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy live music, food trucks and wine and local craft beer will be available for purchase.
www.goatsofbonita.com

Arts Bonita Youth Education Open House
Hinman, Performing Arts Center
10150 Bonita Beach Road
Saturday, March 9 • 10 -Noon
Come experience Arts Bonita and all that our youth education program has to offer. Tour the facility, take part in activities and discover more about our new program offerings at our first Spring Open House! 239-495-8989

Kids Club: Friendship Bracelets
Michaels Market Square
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Ste 1, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 9 • 10 a.m.
This week in Kids Club we’re making friendship bracelets. Choose from a selection of beads and make the bracelet you want! www.michaels.com

Fishing Derby
Gateway Commons
11301Gateway Blvd
Saturday, March 9 • 8 a.m.
Children between the ages of 5 and 15 are eligible to take part in this fun-filled event. www.facebook.com/GatewayCDD/events

Read to the Dogs
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, March 9 • 2 p.m.
Join us at the library to read to dogs. The dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children. You can read down fines or just encourage a love of reading in your children with reading to dogs. 239-479-4636

Read to the Dogs
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, March 9 • 11 a.m.
Join us at the library for reading to dogs. The dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team to help improve the literacy skills of children. Children can read down fines or just develop a love of reading through reading to dogs. 239-479-4636

 

Sun – 10
Taco Fest
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
2101 Edwards Dr, Fort Myers
Sunday, March 10 • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join us in Fort Myers at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater for our Annual Taco Fest! Taco Fest welcomes local food, business vendors, and a variety of kids activities. Come for a fun event full of food and music for you and your entire family to enjoy! Tickets are $10 for ages 3+ and can be purchased prior to event or at the door. www.bscevent.com

Easter Eggstravaganza
11331 Long Rd., Fort Myers
Sunday, March 10 • 10 a.m.
Get ready for a day filled with family fun! Enjoy an exciting Easter egg hunt, conquer colossal water slides, navigate thrilling obstacle courses, and bounce to your heart’s content on our exclusive selection of inflatables! Indulge in delicious treats from multiple food vendors. We will also have cotton candy, snow cones & face painting. $10 to park & $10 to play. www.BounceBrosEntertainment.com 239-209-2688

Mon – 11
Stuffy Storytime Sleepover
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Monday, March 11 • 3 p.m.
For children ages 2-7. Bring your second (or third) favorite stuffy to the library for a special afternoon storytime. We will make pillows for our stuffed animals and complete other crafts and activities before saying good night. Then, reunite with your friend at our Storybook Character Festival Wednesday, March 13, and discover what exciting adventures your stuffy had during the sleepover. All supplies provided while they last. 239-479-4636

Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Monday, March 11 • 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. This program is designed for children ages 7-11. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Some activities may be messy; please dress for mess. 239-479-4636

Overbooked: Teen Book Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Monday, March 11 • 3 p.m.
Discuss what you’re currently reading and enjoy light snacks. For ages 14-18. 239-479-4636

S.T.E.A.M. for Tweens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Monday, March 11 • 4 p.m.
For ages 10-14. Meet new friends as we tackle various STEAM topics in this program designed to spark dialogue and creative thinking. This program encourages creativity and teaches fundamental skills
in science. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Picture This! Magazine Frame Craft (teen)
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane on Captiva
Monday, March 11 • 2 p.m.
Make your very own paper reed frame using recycled magazines. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tue – 12
LEGO Club
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, March 12 • 6 p.m.
Drop in and get creative with LEGO building challenges. All materials are provided; just bring your creativity. 239-479-4636

Marvel Madness
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Tuesday, March 12 • 6 p.m.
Discover your superpowers at this fun-filled superhero themed celebration. There will be crafts and activities to test your abilities. This fun and interactive experience for the whole family promotes creativity and imagination. Superhero costumes encouraged. 239-479-4636

Teen Tuesday: Leprechaun’s Gold Escape Room
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, March 12 • 2 p.m.
Can you outwit the leprechaun to win his gold? Everything you need to win is right before you, if you can figure out the clues before time runs out. Register for this event as a team of up to eight, or we can partner you up with a team that needs more members. Space is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Those arriving late will forfeit their spot. 239-479-4636

Toddler Full STEAM Ahead
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesdays, March 12, 19 • 10 a.m.
For ages 18-36 months and caregivers. Toddlers will have the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts through activities, stories and crafts. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Kindness Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, March 12 • 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 and help make the world a better place. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Chess at the Library
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, March 12 • 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy chess at the library in a casual environment. Chess boards will be provided, but you can also bring your own. All ages and skill levels are invited. 239-479-4636

SomeBunny Loves Me
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Tuesday, March 12 • 9 a.m.
Your little ones will enjoy a story, making a craft, and hunting for eggs in our special indoor egg – patch. Bring your camera because a surprise guest will be visiting! To register, call 239-574-0804

Wed – 13
Storybook Character Festival
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Wednesday, March 13 • 10:30 a.m.
Children are invited to celebrate their favorite storybook characters
at this special festival. All supplies provided while they last.
239-479-4636

Preschool Playdate
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 13 • 10 a.m.
For ages 3-5. Meet new friends while exploring and developing early literacy skills through free play, games and toys. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Preschool Superhero Celebration
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 13 • 11 a.m.
Join us for a fun-filled hour where preschoolers can test their superpowers with fun activities. Superhero and Supervillain costumes are welcome. 239-479-4636

Sensational Sharks
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Wednesday, March 13 • 10 a.m.
Join a park naturalist to learn more about our local alligators. Learn why alligators are integral members of our Southwest Florida ecosystems, what you can do to safely co-exist with them, and how you can help protect our state reptile. Free with paid park entry. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.floridastateparks.org

Thu – 14
Baby Playdate
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursday, March 14 • 11 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. Babies, toddlers and their families can drop in to meet new friends and explore and develop early literacy skills through free play, games and toys. 239-479-4636

Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero
Hertz Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero
March 14 -17
Join the magical adventure! Discover the hero inside us all at Disney On Ice when your favorite Disney stories come to life through world-class ice skating. 239-948-7825

Spanish Time for Kids
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Thursdays, March 14, 28 • 3:30 p.m.
For ages 6-11. Learn how to speak basic Spanish through games, projects, songs and more. Every week introduces new vocabulary through crafts and games with an additional activity to take home. 239-479-4636

Tech Free Thursday
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Thursday, March 14 • 2 p.m.
Let’s play like it is 1985 and pretend there is no technology, at least for one day. For teens ages 12-18. 239-479-4636

Tech Thursdays: One-on-One Help
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Thursday, March 14 • 3:30 p.m.
Need help with a laptop, tablet or e-reader? Are you looking to gain basic computer skills? We can help. Bring your fully charged device and any passwords for a 15-minute, one-on-one technology session. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Brownies with The Bunny
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct,Cape Coral
Thursday, March 14 • 3:30 p.m.
We will be making holiday crafts, playing games, and hunting for eggs at our indoor
egg patch! Then we will have brownies with Peter Cottontail. This is a drop-off program
for children ages 4-7, $15 per child. Call 239-574-0804 to register.

Teen Thursdays
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Thursday, March 14 • 4 p.m.
Teens are invited to hangout, tinker around, and geek out with something new each month. This month, get your groove on by making art, and then playing music from that art, with specdrums. All supplies provided while they last. Snacks provided. This program is intended for attendees ages 11-18 to attend independently. 239-479-4636

Musical Babies
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, March 14 • 10 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months and caregivers. Join us for a jamming good time as we read books inspired by music. Children will have the opportunity to play with kid-sized instruments as they learn about different musical sounds. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Baby Bookworms
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Thursdays, March 14, 21 • 11 a.m.
This magical program is a precious opportunity for parents and their babies to bond,
explore and embark on an enchanting journey through a world of stories and activities.
239-479-4636

STEAM Explorers: Pi Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Thursday, March 14 • 4 p.m.
Children ages 5-11 are invited for a story and activity based on the aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to learn and get creative together. 239-479-4636

Little Leprechauns Literacy Program
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Thursday, March 14 • 10:30 a.m.
Green is the theme for this fun preschool literacy program celebrating Irish heritage. Join us for games, music and crafts focusing on the color green and St. Patrick’s Day traditions. Don’t forget to wear some green in case we get a visit from the leprechauns. 239-479-4636

Bunny Storytime
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Thursday, March 14 • 10:30 a.m.
Hop on in as we share cute bunny stories, songs and crafts just in time for spring. Meet and learn about real bunnies. For ages 2-5. Registration is only good up to the start of the program. Dress for mess. Disclaimer: Live bunnies will be corralled in the room. Opportunity for photos and petting of bunnies. 239-479-4636

Fri – 15
Ants in Your Pants Dance Party
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, March 15 • 10:30 a.m.
Shake your sillies out at the library! Get ready to twist and shout at this special dance party. We’ll boogie down to pop hits and favorite preschool tunes. For ages 2-5. 239-479-4636

Cirque Ma’Ceo
Next to Bonita Springs Poker Room
28001 Old 41 Rd., Bonita Springs
March 15 – 17
The world of Ma’Ceo is proud to showcase the most beautiful horses and human artists from across the globe. Mesmerizing acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses, come feast your senses on the beauty and mystery through the adventure of Cirque Ma’Ceo. www.cirquemaceo.com

Parent’s Night Out – Glow Egg Hunt
Four Freedoms Park
4840 Beach Ct, Cape Coral
Friday, March 15 • 6 – 9 p.m.
Join us for themed fun! Kids will get to do crafts, games, activities, and dinner is provided. The fun starts with some great games and crafts and ends with an exciting hunt for the glowing eggs! Ages 4-10, $20 per child. 239-574-0804

Toddler Tales
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Fridays, March 15, 22, 29 • 10 a.m.
For ages 18-36 months and caregivers. Toddlers and caregivers move and groove during this interactive storytime. 239-479-4636

Outdoor Movie Night
Gateway Trinity
11381 Gateway Blvd, Fort Myers
Friday, March 15 • 7:30 p.m.
Join us in the parking lot for a FREE outdoor movie for all ages and kick off Spring Break 2024! Bring your own blankets and chairs. Free popcorn and lemonade! www.gtlc.org

Sat – 16
Pop Art Extravaganza
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 16 • 2 p.m.
Join us for Pop Art Extravaganza as the library transforms into a colorful hub of creativity, learning and celebration. This program is not just an exploration of art; it’s a journey into a world where imagination knows no bounds. For ages 6-18. 239-479-4636

Jr. Ranger Day
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Saturday, March 16 • 10 a.m.
Join park staff for a Junior Ranger educational program and accompanying activity. Each day will explore one of the four components of the Florida Park Service’s Junior Ranger program: natural resources, cultural resources, recreation, and service. Participants will be eligible for Junior Ranger passport stamps with the successful completion of each component. Free with paid park entry. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.floridastateparks.org.

Family ArtLab
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 16 • 10 a.m. – Noon
Make creativity part of your family routine the 3rd Saturday of each month during Family ArtLab! Drop in for free, hands-on family fun from 10 a.m. to noon. 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. All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Family ArtLabs are free and open to the public, but a $10 suggested family donation keeps programming affordable and accessible. 239-939-2787

ECHO Global Food and Farm Festival
17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers
March 16 – 22
Visitors will get the opportunity to spend the day at the 57-acre Global Farm and take part in a variety of activities including: Touring a tropical rainforest, learning about alternative energies, spinning wool, community gardening, sugar cane crushing and more. www.echonet.org

Estero Fest 2024
Estero Community Park,
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero
Saturday, March 16 • 1 – 9 p.m.
Along with live music, festivities for the day will include a business expo and a kids zone featuring crafts, games and shows! At 6 pm, the Ben Allen Band takes center stage for a live concert. www.esterofest.org

All-Abilities Kids Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 16 • 10 a.m.
For ages 3-12 and caregivers. This storytime emphasizes books, music and sensory experiences designed for children with adaptive needs and their families. Using visual schedule boards, stories are told through multiple modalities. This creates a positive storytime experience in a quieter environment with reduced sensory stimuli. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. 239-479-4636

John Russell Family Magic Show
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Saturday, March 16 • 2 p.m.
Join us for a comical upbeat magic show that will be fun for the whole family. All ages welcome. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

KId’s DIYer Workshop: Flower Bird Feeder
Fort Myers Lowe’s
14960 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 16 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gather your mini-DIYers and bird lovers to craft a flower shaped bird feeder. Kid’s will learn basic building skills as the create a unique ornament to attract our feathered friends. 239-433-9255

Spring Break Creative Space for Children and Teens
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Saturday, March 16 • 1 p.m.
Start your Spring Break out with some creative arts and craft activities. Try out an abstract painting technique, a spring themed craft activity or create your own art project from a variety of materials provided. Games and a light snack will also be provided. 239-479-4636

Family Storytime
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, March 16 • 10:30 a.m.
For children through age 5 and caregivers. Families with young children enjoy a variety
of stories, songs, rhymes and movement. 239-479-4636

Mon – 18
Baby Play
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Monday, March 18 • 10 a.m.
Explore sensory play with your baby and make new friends in a relaxed group setting. For ages babies up to 18 months. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Space is limited to 20 children. Standby numbers are provided at the Youth Services desk on the day of the program. 239-479-4636

Tue – 19
Family Tabletop Game Night
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, March 19 • 5:30 p.m.
Now is the time to settle the score. Challenge your friends and family
to a variety of tabletop games including chess, Connect 4 and Uno.
All ages and skill levels are invited. 239-479-4636

Game On! (teen)
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
March 19 – 23 • 3:30 p.m.
Now’s the time to settle the score. Join in the fun and challenge your friends to a variety of board games and video games. Light snacks provided. 239-479-4636

Art Lab: Sun Prints
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Tuesday, March 19 • 3:30 p.m.
Join us for creative hands-on monthly art experiences in a supportive environment. For ages 6-11. Dress for mess. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Arrive early to check in. 239-479-4636

Teen Mini Art
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, March 19 • 4 p.m.
For ages 9-18. Collaborate and express your artistic skills as we use
recycled hodgepodge materials to create mini art. Each teen will take home their own designs. All supplies provided and registration is required. 239-479-4636

Teen Scene: Game Night
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Tuesday, March 19 • 6 p.m.
Join us for Teen Game Night with board games and video games. Featuring Wii, Nintendo Switch, Uno, Clue and more. For ages 12-17. 239-479-4636

Family Craft Night: Windsocks
Riverdale Public Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
Tuesday, March 19 • 6 p.m.
Gather your loved ones and unleash your creativity by creating a Spring-themed windsock. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Wed – 20
PreK Build It
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Wednesday, March 20 • 10:30 a.m.
Try out new and fun manipulatives to practice those engineering skills. For ages 2-5. This program will be held in the youth services room. 239-479-4636

Munchin’ Manatees
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach
Wednesday, March 20 • 10 a.m.
Join a park naturalist for an interesting and informative lecture on our local, loveable
manatees. Learn what these magnificent mammals are all about, and how you can help protect them. Live manatees are not included in this lecture. Free with paid park entry. Space is limited; reservations are required. To register, visit www.floridastateparks.org.

Plant a Seed
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 20 • 10 a.m.
For ages 3-5. Preschoolers are invited to sow a seed and learn about growing plants. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Watercolors
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 20 • 2 p.m.
A chance to unwind and socialize while exploring watercolors. Teens are welcome with a parent or guardian. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Pop-up Books at the Library
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, March 20 • 10:30 a.m.
For children through age 5. Discover the joy of three-dimensional reading. After listening to a story read aloud, families can browse our collection of pop-up books and read with their children. 239-479-4636

Thu – 21
STEAM Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Thursday, March 21 • 4 p.m.
For ages 5-11. Be ready for fun experiments and projects as we explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Dress for mess. Registration is required and is guaranteed until the start of the program. All materials provided. 239-479-4636

Family Movie Day
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Thursday, March 21 • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Families are invited to bring a blanket or pillow and join us for a movie. Rated PG. Call the
library for the movie title. 239-479-4636

Take and Make: A Very Hungry Caterpillar Party
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Thursday, March 21 • 11 a.m.
Celebrate the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle by making crafts, visiting learning stations and more at this hands-on program. For children through age 5. 239-479-4636

Build It at the Library
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Thursday, March 21 • 11 a.m.
Children ages 5-11 are encouraged to use their imagination to build with LEGOs, Brainflakes, Snap Circuits and more. 239-479-4636

Collier County Fair
Collier Fairgrounds
751 39th Ave NE, Naples
March 21-31
The Collier Fair is the premier family event in Naples. The 11 day fair provides families the chance to enjoy the fair rides, games, shows and food! Shows include Stone Age Show, Jurassic Kingdom Lockdown, Gator Boys, Cowboy Circus w Danny Grant, Show Me Safari Racing Pigs, Rannels Rustics – Carving, Show Me and Safari Petting Zoo. www.colliercountyfair.com

Bubblemania
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, March 21 • 10 a.m.
Soapy bubbles everywhere. Join us for an exciting morning of bubble blowing as we
listen to our favorite tunes. 239-479-4636

Dog Man Afternoon
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Thursday, March 21 • 4 p.m.
Join us for a Dog Man afternoon of crafts and games. For ages 6-11. No registration
required, but space and supplies are limited. 239-479-4636

Preschool Alphabet Fun
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Thursday, March 21 • 10:30 a.m.
Hands-on activities for preschoolers all about the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. For ages 2-5. No registration required, but space and supplies are limited. 239-479-4636

 

Sat – 23
John Russell Family Magic Show
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 23 • 2 p.m.
A comical upbeat magic show that will be fun for the whole family.
All ages are welcome. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Easter On the Farm
M&M Farms
5450 Higginbotham Rd., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day at Easter on the Farm! Get ready for a
delightful celebration of all things Easter. Easter Bunny visits, Easter
egg hunt, hay rides and more. 239-900-5425 www.mmfarmswfl.com

Spring Family Fest
Mercola Market
125 SW 3rd Pl. Cape Coral, FL 33991
Saturday, March 23 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Get ready for a day filled with family fun! Activities include: bounce houses for endless fun, local vendors offering unique shopping opportunities, delicious food trucks serving up tasty treats, exciting scavenger hunt, meet and greet with the Easter Bunny…and so much more! www.mercolamarketcc.com

Bilingual Storytime and Author Visit
Riverdale Public Library
2421 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 10:30 a.m.
Children and their families are invited to a special storytime. Local authors Yajaida and Michelson Aristhyl will read their book “La Casita Hispaniola.” This bilingual storytime shares the story of a home and family where the cultures of Haiti and the Dominican Republic blend. There will be music, singing and other activities that will make this a storytime you do not want to miss. 239-479-4636

Kids Club: Plastic Egg Bunnies
Michaels Market Square
13741 S Tamiami Trl, Ste 1, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 10 a.m.
Hop into the store for Kids Club and make Plastic Egg Bunnies just in time for Easter. www.michaels.com

Flashlight Egg Hunt
William Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Avenue, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 23 • 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a night of egg hunting in the dark! Bring your family, flashlights, and baskets to see who can find the most eggs. Inside, there will be family crafts and activities. Sweets and drinks are included for all participants. The cost is $35 for a family of four, with an additional $5 per person. Space is limited, reserve your spot today by calling
239-242-3950.

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Gateway Sales information Center
11900 Fairway Lakes Drive, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 9 – 11 a.m.
5,000 egg hunt with the Easter Bunny. Activities and games for the kids. For ages 10 & under. www.gateway411.com

LEGO Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, March 23 • 2 p.m.
For all ages. Drop in for building challenges the whole family will enjoy. All materials are provided. 239-479-4636

The History of Japanese Manga
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 2 p.m.
For ages 14 and up. Learn about the history of Japanese manga and how it gets translated from translator Ian Verhine. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Furry Friends Reading Hour
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 10:30 a.m.
Pick a favorite book to read during this cozy, quiet reading hour at the library, featuring our very special guest, a registered therapy dog and a handler. For ages 2-11. No registration required, but space is limited. 239-479-4636

Teen Crafternoon
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, March 23 • 1 p.m.
Teens are invited for an afternoon of crafting. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity. 239-479-4636

Sun – 24
Night Hike
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
Sunday, March 24 • 6:30-8 p.m.
Watch the sky for bats, listen for owls, and search the night sky for constellations. Through a series of hands-on activities, you will learn how animals use their senses to thrive in the darkness. This walk starts just after sunset so wear close-toed shoes and be prepared for rain and mosquitoes. May not be appropriate for very young children. $20 per person. Register at www.calusanature.org.

13th Annual BBQ, Bands and Brew
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
2101 Edwards Dr., Fort Myers
Sunday, March 24 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
A family fun event featuring Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled activities for all ages including a lively cornhole tournament and a children’s play area with face-painting, games and more. www.leebuilderscare.com

Palm Sunday Family Funday/Egg Hunt
Gateway Trinity
11381 Gateway Blvd, Fort Myers
Sunday, March 24 • 10 a.m.
Join us for Palm Sunday celebration service at 10am and stay for all the Family Fun following! Special activities, crafts and, of course, egg hunts for kids through 5th grade! www.gtlc.org

Wild World of Wonders Family Club:
Pollinator’s Paradise
The Wonder Gardens
27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs
Sunday, March 24 • 9:30 a.m.
Pollinator’s Paradise includes discovering the many pollinators at Wonder Gardens and the plants they prefer, learning about the workings of a hive, tasting local honey and planting native plants to support pollinators. Designed for children 6-9 and a parent or supervising adult. For information, visit wondergardens.org or call 239-992-2591.

Mon – 25
Busy Baby
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Monday, March 25 • 10 a.m.
Babies and their caregivers are invited to join us for sensory play, literacy activities and more! Please dress babies for some messy play. For babies up to 18 months. No registration required, but space and supplies are limited. 239-479-4636

Tue – 26
Books and Blankets
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Tuesday, March 26 • 6:15 p.m.
Bring your blankies and pajamas for this nighttime edition of storytime. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Teen Tuesday: Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, March 26 • 5 p.m.
Be a part of the East County Regional Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and help make your library’s teen area the place to be. TAG members assist with program planning, suggest book titles and help create displays in the teen area. Service-learning hours and light snacks will be provided. For teens, ages 12-17. 239-479-4636

Books and Blankets
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, March 26 • 6:15 p.m.
Join us with your blankies and pajamas for this nighttime edition of storytime. Your whole family is invited to this enjoyable, all-ages storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Wed – 27
Calusa Nature Center’s Explore the Shore
Bowditch Point Park
50 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
Wednesday, March 27 • 8:30 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what animals used to live in the shells you find at the beach? Or how to identify all the little birds flying and feeding along the shoreline? Maybe you’ve wondered how the dune plants can withstand big storms? And what about those weird, slimy blobs that wash up on the sand when the tide goes out? Come along on a beachcombing trip where one of our naturalists will answer these questions and more. Participants will meet a Naturalist at Bowditch Point parking lot and be aware there is an extra $2 parking fee per hour. $20 per person. Registration required at www.calusanature.org.

Mystery Craft Redo
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, March 27 • 10:30 a.m.
Want to recreate a favorite craft? Families with children through age 5 are welcome to sample a variety of favorite crafts from recent storytimes. 239-479-4636

Preschool Little Racers
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 27 • 10 a.m.
For ages 3-5. Get ready to roll with toy cars and handmade race tracks. Enjoy free play time while socializing with other families. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Help Me Grow: Books, Balls, & Blocks
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Wednesday, March 27 • 10 a.m.
For families with children through age 5. Children will participate in games and activities while parents complete a screening to ensure that their children are developmentally on track. Parents will also be provided with resources for activities they can do at home with their children. 239-479-4636

Out of This World: Solar Eclipse
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Wednesday, March 27 • 3:30 p.m.
Join us as we explore the upcoming solar eclipse with staff led demonstrations, videos and creative activities. For ages 6-11. Dress or mess. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Arrive early to check in. 239-479-4636

Preschool Bubble Dance Party
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Wednesday, March 27 • 11 a.m.
Join us for a rocking good time where preschoolers can dance, sing and play with bubbles during this silly and active playdate promotes creativity and imagination. 239-479-4636

Thu – 28
Family Fun Night
Bell Tower Shopping Centre
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Thursday, March 28 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Adam’s Animal Encounters will be exhibiting live exotic animals in their mini zoo display with educational and hands-on opportunities throughout the evening. Inflatable archery, cotton candy, photo ops, games, food, face painting & balloons sculptures! www.belltowerfl.com

Baby Playtime
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, March 28 • 10 a.m.
For babies up to 18 months. Meet new friends at Baby Playtime. Children and families are welcome to explore and develop early literacy skills through free play, games and toys. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Spring Fling Preschool Playdate
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Thursday, March 28 • 10:30 a.m.
Join your preschool friends for this spring inspired playdate. We will enjoy spring crafts, games and a dance party. Light refreshments will be provided. 239-479-4636

Toddler Art Play
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Thursday, March 28 • 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers will explore different art mediums and materials with their favorite caregiver. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Fri – 29
Little Racers
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, March 29 • 10:30 a.m.
Zip and zoom around the storytime room with toy cars and handmade racetracks.
For ages 2-5. 239-479-4636

Sat – 30
Game Day
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 2 p.m.
For ages 5-12. Now’s the time to have fun and get competitive. There will be a variety of board and interactive games to choose from. Bring your game face. 239-479-4636

Estero Eggstravangaza
Estero Park and Recreation Center
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd, Estero
Saturday, March 30 • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Estero Eggstravaganza comes to Estero Park! The 1st egg hunt will start at 10 a.m. We will be featuring an adaptive egg hunt this year. The ages will be 0-12 years old and it is $5 per child. Pre-registration for all ages is required and space is limited. Registration opens on Friday, March 1. For more information please contact the Estero Recreation Center at 239-533-1470 or visit www.leeparks.org.

Breakfast with The Bunny
Lake Kennedy Center
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 30 • 9 a.m.
Hop your way over to the Lake Kenendy Center for Breakfast with the Bunny! Price includes breakfast. $16 per Adult and $12 children 3+, Children 2 and under FREE! (registration required) 239-574-0575

Fairy Tea Party
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 30 • 11 a.m.
Children will enjoy tea sandwiches, treats and punch in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear fairy or butterfly wings. Registration in required in advance as there are limited spaces available. Please inform staff of any food allergies upon registration. 239-549-4606

Game On! (teen)
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 1 p.m.
Now’s the time to settle the score. Join in the fun and challenge your friends to a variety of board games and video games. Light snacks provided. 239-479-4636

Cape Coral Cardboard Regatta
Seahawk Park
1030 NW 28th Street, Cape Coral
Saturday, March 30 • 10 a.m.
Time-honored tradition in Cape Coral as cardboard creations of all shapes, sizes, and colors make their way through the waters at Seahawk Park. Sit on the shoreline and cheer on your favorites as each uniquely crafted boat attempts to not only stay afloat but, win coveted bragging rights and prizes. In addition, there will be food, drink, and more, making it a great day of fun for the whole family. www.capecoralrotary.org

Teen Tech Tryout
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 2 p.m.
Teens, tryout different tech at this fun and engaging program. Drop-ins welcome. For ages 12 – 18. 239-479-4636

Easter Cottontail Bunny Trail Event
Fleamasters Flea Market & Grand Pavilion
4135 Martin Luther King Blvd, Fort Myers
Saturday, March 30 • 11 a.m.
Join us on Saturday for our Easter Cottontail Bunny Trail Event, follow the Cottontail Bunny Trail around the Market for candy, surprises, and fun! www.fleamastersfleamarket.com

Easter Cottontail Bunny Trail Event
Flamingo Island Flea Market
11902 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Saturday, March 30 • 11 a.m.
Follow the Cottontail Bunny Trail around the Market for candy, surprises and fun! www.flamingoisland.com

Easter Egg Hunt
Caloosa Baptist Church
550 W. Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle
Saturday, March 30 • 10 a.m. – noon
There will be fun, games, gospel presentation, egg hunt, fellowship and lunch for toddlers through fifth grade and their families. www.caloosabaptist.com

Sun – 31
Easter Sunday Candy Trail
Shell Factory & Nature Park
16554 N. Cleveland Ave, North Fort Myers
Sunday, March 31 • 10 a.m. – noon
www.shellfactory.com

80th Dunbar Easter Parade
Ford Street, Edison Ave., Palm Ave to MLK
Sunday, March 31 • Noon – 2 p.m.
www.dunbarfestival.org

 

 

 

 

 

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