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Ongoing

Toddler Open Gym
Coast Elite Gymnastics Academy
6360 Arc Way, Fort Myers
Every Tuesday and Thursday • 10:15 a.m.
Come enjoy a supervised toddler free play time! Only $5 per child.*Not offered on Holiday’s or during Camp Days. 239-936-8467

 

January

Sat – 28
Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, January 28 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Charlie’s Comic Con 2023
Tropical Lodge 56 F & AM
10868 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers
Saturday, January 28 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Charlie’s comic con is gonna be a blasted for the whole family. Comics, toys, Funko pop, Pokemon, Anime, costume contest, cosplay contest, special guest, local artist, live music, and food. www.charlienunezcomiccon.com

Reading is Doggone Fun
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, January 28 • 2 p.m.
For children ages 4-11. Enjoy a Saturday afternoon reading to registered therapy dogs at the library. Choose to read your own story or we can provide one for you. Space is limited to the first 30 children. 239-479-4636

Family Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, January 28 • 1 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to join us for a family movie. Rated G. 239-479-4636

Teen Manga Discussion Group
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, January 28 • 11 a.m.
Join us for this new and exciting program with plenty of opportunities to be heard and make an impact. Discuss current and favorite manga as well as new and upcoming titles. Participants can make purchase recommendations to the library and contribute ideas that will help grow the discussion group. 239-479-4636

LEGO Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, January 28 • 2 p.m.
Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Legos provided for use during this program. 239-479-4636

Tue – 31
Books and Blankets
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, January 31 • 6:15 p.m.
Join us with your blankies and pajamas for this nighttime edition of storytime. The whole family is invited to this enjoyable storytime that encourages the development of pre-reading skills through songs, rhymes, fingerplays and stories. 239-479-4636

Teen Art To Go
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 31 • 3:30 p.m.
Drop in and create a unique work of art. All supplies provided while they last. 239-479-4636

Teen Advisory Group
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 31 • 3 p.m.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through monthly community service projects at the library. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. New projects every month. 239-479-4636

Nature Trail Hike
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Tuesday, January 31 • 10 a.m.
Join a park naturalist for a hike on the Nature Trails of Koreshan State Park. Learn some park history, history of the Estero river and find out about plants and critters that we meet along the way. Hike will begin at the Koreshan State Park picnic area, just north of the playground. Note: the walk will be approximately 1.8 miles long, the trail is uneven, has sand, grass and packed earth along the way. Reservations required. Tour is free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. 239-992-0311

February

Fri – 3
Preschool Magnatile Fun
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, February 3 • 10:30 a.m.
Toddlers will enjoy learning the alphabet and numbers while building with magnet tiles and using their imaginations. 239-479-4636

Indoor Obstacle Course
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Friday, February 3 • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Each month we will design a new course with different obstacles to make each course exciting! They will include a child-size indoor rock climbing wall and zipline, balance beam, hula hoops, balancing balls and indoor bounce house! 239-574-0804

Ghost Walk
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
February 3 – 4 • 6:45 – 8 p.m.
Experience the unique history of this unusual community as actors in period costumes portray the founding of the Koreshan Unity Settlement on the ground where it took place over 100 years ago. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for children ages 12 and under and can be purchased at FriendsofKoreshan.org.

Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS
Center for Performing Arts, Hinman Auditorium
10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs
February 3 – 4 • 7 p.m. and February 5 • 2 p.m.
The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Featuring a host of colorful characters and songs from the movie. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the jungle. The two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns and our heroes must rally the animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle. Cost $17 General Admission / $23 Reserved Seating.
www.artcenterbonita.org

Sat – 4
Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 4 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

STEAM Storytime
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, February 4 • 1 p.m.
Children ages 5-11 are invited to join us 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

Family Camp Out
Jaycee Park
4215 SE 20th Pl, Cape Coral
Saturday, February 4 • 1 p.m.
A fun night of camping with your family under the trees at this beautiful riverside park. This is the easiest camping you are going to get. There will be a community campfire after dark for s’mores. Arrival time begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. BYO tent, family, and camping supplies. There are a limited number of riverfront spaces. Advance registration is required, no “day of” accepted. Contact rotaryparkinfo@capecoral.gov if you need more details.

Meet the Author: Brandon T. Jett
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 4 • 2 p.m.
Local author Brandon T Jett will discuss his recent book “Race, Crime, and Policing in the Jim Crow South.” For adults and teens age 15 and up. 239-479-4636

In-Store Kids Workshops – Valentine’s Vase
Home Depot – Local Home Depot locations
Saturday, February 4 • 9 a.m. to noon
Time to pull out your apron! Kids Workshops are back in-store. Join us on the first Saturday of every month for this fun, free event. HomeDepot.com/Workshops.

Kids Fishing Event
Bass Pro Shops
10040 Gulf Center Dr, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 4 • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come out to Bass Pro Shops the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 1pm and fish on the back lake (catch and release)! Earn your First Fish Award if this is your first time fishing with us! Inspiring everyone to enjoy, love and conserve the outdoors! 239-461-7800

ArtFest Fort Myers
Monroe St. and Edwards Dr.
in Downtown Fort Myers
February 4 – 5 • 10 a.m.
Enjoy exceptional art by more than 200 selected artists, plus family friendly entertainment, delicious food, 5K and fun children’s art activities. www.artfestfortmyers.com

STEAM Saturday
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 4 • 10 a.m.
Join us for a 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.

Creepy Crawly Family Fun Day!
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 4 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for our annual fun-filled day of special activities, crafts, and shows to learn all about the critters that slither, slink, creep, and crawl! Regular Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Children, Members are free.
www.CalusaNature.org

Sun – 5
Young Eagles Rally & Pancake Breakfast
EAA Chapter 66 House at Page Field
5200 Captain Channing Page Dr., Fort Myers
Sunday, February 5 • 8:15 a.m.
The Young Eagles program is designed to introduce youth, ages 11-17 to general aviation. The Young Eagles first flight program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our pilots and ground crew. The minimum age to fly is 11 years old. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the waiver and be on-site during the flight. Children younger than 11 may participate in the instruction class and walk around the aircraft but they cannot fly. A pancake breakfast is also available for $6 per person. Questions, email youngeagles66@gmail.com.

Gumbo Fest
Shell Factory & Nature Park
16554 N. Cleveland Ave. , North Fort Myers
Sunday, February 5 • 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Live entertainment, food trucks, Gumbo & more. www.shellfactory.com

Mon – 6
Chess Anyone?
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Mondays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 • 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

Baby Play
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Monday, February 6 • 10 a.m.
Explore sensory play with your baby and make new friends in a relaxed group setting. For children ages birth – 18 months. Registration is required and guarantees your spot until the start of the program. Standby numbers are provided at the Youth Services desk on the day of the program. 239-479-4636

Tue – 7
Library Teen Talk
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesdays, February 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

Chess at the Library
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 7 • 6 p.m.
Enjoy chess at the library in a casual environment. Chess boards will be provided, but you can also bring your own. People of all ages and skill levels are invited. Staff will be on hand to provide help for those getting started. 239-479-4636

Card Making Workshop (teen)
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 7 • 4 p.m.
Join us as we create custom Valentine’s Day cards to share with friends or loved ones. All supplies will be provided. 239-479-4636

Emerging Inventors
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
Tuesday, February 7 • 9 a.m.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates Emerging Inventors programs are designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. These sessions include opportunities to socialize with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the property. This program runs September through May. Advance registration is required. Register online at edisonford.org Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15.   239-334-7419

 

Wed – 8
Art Lab
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Wednesday, February 8 • 3:30 p.m.
Join us for creative hands-on monthly art experiences in a supportive environment. For ages 6 – 11. Registration required. Dress for mess. 239-479-4636

Fri – 10
Bubblemania
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, February 10 • 10:30 a.m.
Soapy bubbles everywhere. Join us for an exciting morning of bubble blowing as we listen to our favorite tunes. 239-479-4636

Coqui Carnival
Treeline Elementary School
T10900 Treeline Ave, Fort Myers
Friday, February 10 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Join Coqui for a Carnival of fun! We will have rock walls, bounce houses, obstacle courses, carnival games, face painting, Rolling Video Game Truck, Teddy Bear Mobile, TGA, food trucks, and more fun
to be had! Admission is $10 per student. 239-768-5208

Thomas Edison’s Birthday Celebration
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
Friday, February 10 • 10 a.m.
Thomas Edison’s Birthday has been celebrated in Fort Myers for more than 100 years. As our most famous winter resident, Edison enjoyed his position in the Fort Myers community and the birthday party was always a ‘big event’ with parades, speeches, music and of course, cake. Celebrate the birthday of Thomas Edison with cake, special guests and a musical and dance performance by the students of Edison Park Elementary on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. www.edisonfestival.org

Sat – 11
Read to Dogs
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, February 11 • 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

Edison Festival of Light
Downtown Fort Myers
February 11 – 19
STEMtastic Day of Discovery, Mutt Strutt, Junior Fun Run, Junior Parade, Junior Coronation & Parade Awards, Crafts on the River, 5K Run, Grand Parade and more. www.edisonfestival.org

Nature Explorers
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium,
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers,
Saturday, February 11 • 9 – 11 a.m.
Explore Nature – Join us as we explore nature through plant and animal classification, sketching, and journaling! Ages 5 – 11. $10 per child. 239-275-3435

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

STEMtastic Day of Discovery
Caloosa Sound Convention Center, 1375 Monroe St, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
STEMtastic Day of Discovery is an award winning STEM event that provides an exciting atmosphere for children and families to experience Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts. www.edisonfestival.org

Boyd Meets Girl – Free family-friendly concert
Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 11 a.m.
Each concert is limited to 30 minutes to ensure the best experience for all ages. Our youngest community members are free to crawl, walk, play, and otherwise enjoy themselves throughout the performance! 239-939-2787

Mutt Strutt
Centennial Park, 2000 W First St, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dog lovers, families, vendors and pet agencies gather for fun, food and mutt strut! Pooches and owners in costumes or their finest bling–even a few doggie floats mixed in! We will have wiener dog races and the Pet Parade. www.edisonfestival.org

Edison Food Truck Wars
Centennial Park – Edwards & Hendry Downtown Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • noon – 6 p.m.
Join us for the Edison Festival of Light Food Truck Wars! Attendees will experience mouth-watering cuisine by some of the area’s most creative food trucks! Edison Food Truck Wars will Feature different craft beers, wine, seltzers and mocktails available from our friends at Suncoast Beverage! This day will be packed full of fun will Edison Kid Zone, Axe Throwing, Corn Hole Boards, Live Entertainment and DJ Memphis. The Break the Bed Races will commence at 4 p.m. and the party will continue until 6. www.edisonfestival.org

Edison Break the Bed Races
Centennial Park – under the bridge at Centennial Park
Saturday, February 11 • 4 – 5 p.m.
The proceeds will benefit Community Cooperative. Teams will consist of 5 members with one teammate on the bed at all times, This race will be open to the first 40 entries, $200 per entry with prizes being awarded for the Top 3 finishers and the most creative team. We will have 4 heats of 10 bed racers with the top 2 teams of each heat competing in the Grand Finale. There will be twists and turns and obstacles on each race. www.edisonfestival.org

Stop, Drop and Roll
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 2 p.m.
For children of all ages. Meet our hometown heroes and tour a fire truck. The Fort Myers Fire Department will join us for this special event featuring stories, equipment show and tell and safety tips. 239-479-4636

Valentine’s Day Kids & Teen Creator Space
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Saturday, February 11 • 1 p.m.
Create your own Valentine’s Day craft with a variety of craft supplies and art mediums. 239-479-4636

Edison Garden Festival
Edison & Ford Winter Estates , 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers
February 11 – 12 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dozens of garden vendors from around the state are on hand for your shopping pleasure, as well as music, food and activities for the kids. www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

Family & Pet Friendly Mardi Gras Festival
Gulf Coast Town Center – The Courtyard
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 4 – 7 p.m.
Bring the whole family – furry, tall and small!Featuring colorful performers, a Mardi Paws Parade, carnival-style games, a stilt walker, craft station, photo-booth and more! Gulf Coast Town Center will be accepting canned goods, or a $5 cash donation in exchange for each of the following: face painting, balloon twisting & frozen mocktails. www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com

Read to Dogs
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 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

Sweetheart Swan Note Holder Workshop
Fort Myers Lowe’s
14960 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 11 • 9 a.m. – noon
Your mini-DIYer will love this Valentine’s workshop as they build their own Swan Love Note Holder. It’s the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. 239-433-9255

Sun – 12
SWFL Anime Fest
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers
Sunday, February 12 • 10 a.m.
SWFL-Anime Expo will have exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including: anime candy, magazines, toys, video games, anime manga, cosplay, artwork sketches, apparel & jewelry. In addition, a roster of anime industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. www.swflanimefest.com

2023 Junior Fun Run
First Street, Downtown Fort Myers
Sunday, February 12 • Noon
Hundreds of young participants turn out to show their determination and pride. The Junior Fun Run is open to children in grades five and below. Fourth and 5th graders run a mile, 3rd graders run three-quarters of a mile, 1st and 2nd graders run half a mile, kindergarten students run one-quarter mile, and students under 5 years old run 50-75 yards. The Fort Myers Track Club helps to make this a fantastic, active event for the children and many children run year after year! Register today! www.edisonfestival.org

Junior Parade
Downtown River District
Sunday, February 12 • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Florida’s largest youth parade showcases the creativity and talents of hundreds of Southwest Florida children and their families. Over 100 units including floats, marching bands, dancers, street performers, clowns and dignitaries parade their way around the Downtown River District. The Junior Parade is held during the day and is a smaller version of the Grand Parade. It’s old-fashioned family fun for participants and spectators. Come join us and be part of the tradition! www.edisonfestival.org

Junior Coronation & Parade Awards
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First St, Fort Myers
Sunday, February 12 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Immediately following the Junior Parade, participants and family members gather at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center for awards and the highly anticipated crowning of the Junior King and Queen. The newly crowned Junior King and Queen will hold a place of honor on the Junior royalty float during the Grand Parade! www.edisonfestival.org

Mon – 13
Anime Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Monday, February 13 • 4:30 p.m.
For teens and tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime with friends and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636

Tue – 14
Anime Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 14 • 4 p.m.
For ages 12-18. Create your own art while discovering new content. Share your creations and connect with others. Supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Valentine’s Family Movie and Craft
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, February 14 • 5 p.m.
Create Valentine’s Day crafts while enjoying a Disney classic highlighting the power of love. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks and covered drinks. Movie title available before the program. Rated G or PG. 239-479-4636

Anti-Valentine’s Day Celebration
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 14 • 6 p.m.
Roses are red and violets are blue, this invitation is only for YOU. Do not bring a date to this soiree that celebrates the single life on Valentine’s Day. Join us for crafts and other activities that celebrate being solo. Snacks will be provided, while they last. 239-479-4636

Kindness Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 14 • 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. For children ages 5 – 11. Registration begins Jan. 10 and is guaranteed only until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Valentine Fun for Teens
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Tuesday, Feb. 14 • 6 p.m.
Learn how to make heart-shaped pop-up art, participate in icebreaker challenges and make new friends. For ages 12-17. Supplies are provided. No registration required. 239-479-4636

Valentines Day – Parents Night Out
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 14 • 6 – 9 p.m.
Your child will enjoy a night of heartfelt arts and crafts, games and much more! Pizza dinner will be included! This is a drop off event, so parents can have a night out this Valentine’s Day! Pre-registration required. 239-574-0804

Wed – 15
High School Movie
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, February 15 • 2 p.m.
High school teens are invited to sit back and enjoy a movie. Bring your friends and some snacks. The library will provide the movie and the space. Please call the East County Regional Library for movie title before the event. Movie ratings range from G to PG-13. 239-479-4636

Farm School for Tot’s
Whispering Oaks Farm
5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers
Wednesday, February 15 • 10 a.m.
Farm School is a hands-on, animal interactive, program on our family-owned farm that allows your child the opportunity to learn by doing. Ages 2-4. www.whisperingoaksfarmswfl.com

 

Thu – 16
Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Thursday, February 16 • 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. 239-479-4636

Tech Thursdays: One-on-One Help (teen)
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Thursday, February 16 • 3:30 p.m.
Need help with a laptop, tablet or e-reader? Are you looking to gain basic computer skills? Staff at Pine Island Public can help with a 15-minute, one-on-one technology help session. Bring your fully charged device(s) and any passwords to your technology session. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tech Thursdays: One-on-One Help
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Thursday, February 16 • 3:30 p.m.
Need help with a laptop, tablet or e-reader? Are you looking to gain basic computer skills? Staff at Pine Island Public can help with a 15-minute, one-on-one technology help session. Bring your fully charged device(s) and any passwords to your technology session. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Fri – 17
Lego Club
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, February 17 • 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Legos provided for use during this program. 239-479-4636

Greek Fest
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,
8210 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers
February 17 – 19
Hosting a great display of authentic Greek food and wine, music, carnival rides & games,
raffles, dancing and more. 239-481-2099

Star Party
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
Friday, February 17 • 7 – 10 p.m.
Join the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society for a fun, free evening of night sky observation! Take a look through several telescopes and talk to the experts from the society about what can be seen. This is fantastic fun for people of all ages! No flashlights, please. No need to RSVP just stop by! 239-549-4606

Crafts on the River
Downtown River District
February 17 – 19
Downtown Fort Myers is transformed into a craft lovers dream with exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts during the three-day Edison Festival event.The annual Crafts on the River is a non-juried event open to local and national artisans and crafters. A large variety of mediums include drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture, crafts, jewelry, photography and edible art. The range of assorted size, subject, media and price provide something for everyone created by the artists you meet at the event. www.edisonfestival.org

S.T.E.A.M. for Kids
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Friday, February 17 • 3 p.m.
For ages 6 – 11. Meet new friends as we tackle various STEAM topics in this monthly program designed to spark dialogue and creative thinking. We will engage in science experiments, technology, building, crafting and making of all types. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Edison Parade Kick-Off Party
Caloosa Sound Amphitheater
Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers
Friday, February 17 • 5 – 10 p.m.
Edison Festival of Light Parade Kick-Off party will rock the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in Downtown Fort Myers. DJ Memphis will kick off the night at 5 p.m. with The Ben Allen Band taking the
stage at 6 p.m. and DJ Memphis will wrap the night at 10 p.m. We will have Food Trucks, Axe Throwing, Rock Walls and Crafts on the River. The party is happening during Music Walk and will have
multiple bands playing throughout downtown Fort Myers. www.edisonfestival.org

Everglades Seafood Festival
City Hall at 102 Copeland Ave. Everglades City
February 17, 18 and 19
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music, cold drinks, and delicious seafood while you browse craft booths and the kids enjoy carnival rides. On Friday we will kick off the festival with an opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m. www.evergladesseafoodfestival-2023.com

Sat – 18
Family Craft Saturday
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 18 • 11 a.m.
Children and their families are invited to join this morning of crafting. All supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity. No registration required. 239-479-4636

2023 5K Run
Edwards Drive, Downtown Fort Myers
Saturday, February 18 • 5 p.m.
Over the years, the Edison Festival 5K Race has gained international notoriety. Well over 1,400 participants and thousands of spectators take over the streets of the Downtown River District. Register your team for this 3.1 mile race for fun! www.edisonfestival.org

85th Annual Edison Festival of Light
Grand Parade
Fort Myers Senior High School to downtown Fort Myers
Saturday, February 18 • 7 – 10 p.m.
Named as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government & law enforcement officials, clowns and more. www.edisonfestival.org

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 18 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Family Art Lab
Alliance For The Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, February 18 • 10 a.m. – noon
Make creativity part of your family routine the 3rd Saturday of each month during
Family Art Lab! 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. Recommended for ages five and older, but all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. 239-939-2787

Red Sox Spring Training Open House
JetBlue Park at Fenway South
11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 18 • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come out to JetBlue Park for a day of fun! We will have inflatables, a magician, a scavenger hunt, and more. Plus, come see your  favorite Red Sox players and get an autograph. 239-226-4700

Mon – 20
Gigi and Friends
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds Street, Bonita Springs
Monday, February 20 • 11 a.m. Entertainers Bucky and GiGi combine circus skills of physical comedy with dance, mime, magic and juggling in a show sure to delight the whole family. You’ll even see the world’s smallest harmonica played by GiGi. Families will be thrilled to see Bucky and GiGi’s performing canine Zeus back in action with a musical piece that will delight both young and young at heart. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tue – 21
Teen Tuesdays
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 21 • 3:30 p.m.
Meet new friends, swap and share books, play games and take part in special activities just for teens. 239-479-4636

Books & Branches
Whispering Oaks Farm,
5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 21 • 9 – 10:15 a.m.
Join Ms. Stephanie as she explores a new childrens book each week. An art project will accompany the story and several sensory play stations will be set up for the children to explore in this 75 minute class. Ages: 2-6. 239-218-3399

Birthday Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 21 • 6:15 p.m.
Is it your child’s birthday month? Come celebrate it with us at our monthly birthday bash. All supplies and light refreshments provided. For ages 1 – 5. Registration for the birthday child is required and is guaranteed only until the start of the program. 239-479-4636

Teen Advisory Group
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 21 • 3 p.m.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn about issues that affect our community and inspire change through monthly community service projects at the library. Guest speakers, materials for the service projects and snacks provided. For teens in grades 6 – 12. 239-479-4636

Throwback Movie
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 21 • 4:30 p.m.
Let’s flashback to totally ancient classics from the 1980s and 90s. Light snacks will be provided. For ages 12-18. 239-479-4636

Tween Art Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 21 • 4 p.m.
For ages 9-12. Create a watercolor sunset using sand, shells, glue and your imagination. Supplies provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Wed – 22
Game Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, February 22
2 p.m. – High School & 5 p.m. – Middle School
Play board games, video games, card games and more at the library. 239-479-4636

Crafternoon for Kids
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, February 22 • 4:30 p.m.
Craft to your heart’s content in our open craft room for children, ages 5-11. Use your imagination to create a masterpiece. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Budweiser Clydesdales are Coming to Town!
The Shell Factory and Nature Park
16554 North Cleveland Avenue US 41, N Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
Wednesday, February 22 • 2 – 4 p.m.
Stop on by and see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. 239-995-2141

All-Abilities Kids Storytime
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, February 22 • 3:30 p.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 quieterenvironment with reducedsensory stimuli. Class size is limited to 10 children, plus their parents or caregivers. 239-479-4636

Thu – 23
Spanish Time for Kids
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Thursday, February 23 • 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

2023 Budweiser Clydesdales Tour
Bell Tower Shops , 13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Thursday, February 23 • 5 – 7 p.m.
Bell Tower once again will play host to Anheuser-Busch’s famed Budweiser Clydesdales, which will pose for photographs with adoring fans and strut around the mall. Horses and their talkative handlers will be hitched for about 45 minutes near Daruma on the north side of Bell Tower, offering plenty of opportunity for photographs before beginning a walk around the mall’s ring road. Bell Tower restaurants and bars will have specials throughout the day. Plus, a bounce house will be set up near Talbots along with the infamous Way Too Tall Torrie, stilt walker and balloon artist will be available for photo ops. www.belltowerfl.com

Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair
Lee Civic Center,
11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers
February 23 – March 5
Rides, cotton candy, clowns & shows!! Awesome activities like share the fun talent contest, youth citrus project, fashion review competition, youth bbq cook-off, youth royalty, hay bale decorating competition, and club booth competition. Who doesn’t wish we still lived with dinosaurs? In this fun interactive show, dinosaurs come to life in a fun way for the whole family to enjoy. This year the fair welcome Jurassic Kingdom. It is one of the many shows that you are not going to want to miss. An excellent time for all ages. Parking: free. www.swflcfair.com

Ranger-Led Guided Hike
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero
Thursday, February 23 • 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Learn about the plants, animals and natural communities of the park on a ranger-led guided hike. The hike will last around 90 minutes, cover a distance of around 1.15 miles and will traverse uneven terrain.
Meet at the pavilion in the picnic area. Event is free with paid park entry. www.floridastateparks.org

Fri – 24
Ants in Your Pants Dance Party
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Friday, February 24 • 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

Parents Night Out – Disney PJ Party
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Friday, February 24 • 6 – 9 p.m.
Wear your favorite character pajamas. We will play games and dance to our favorite songs. Make some crafts and watch a movie, while eating popcorn. 239-574-0804

The True Girl Pajama Party Tour
McGregor Baptist Church
3750 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Friday, February 24 • 6:30 p.m.
Join moms and girls from around the community for a night of fun and fellowship! For 2 hours and 30 minutes, you and your 7-12-year-old daughter will have uninterrupted space to build your relationship with each other and with Jesus through practical Bible teaching, live worship, hilarious games, fashion shows and more! 239-936-1754

Sat – 25
Teen Manga Discussion Group
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, February 25 • 11 a.m.
Join this new and exciting program with plenty of opportunities to be heard and make an impact. Discuss current and favorite manga as well as new and upcoming titles. Participants can make purchase recommendations to the library and contribute ideas that will help grow the discussion group. 239-479-4636

Movie in the Park
DC League Super-Pets
Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero
Saturday, February 25 • 7 p.m.
239-533-1470

Happily Ever Crafter
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, February 25 • 2 p.m.
For ages 5-11. Join us as we use different materials to create a craft of your choice.
All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Movie in the Park – Lightyear
Jim Jeffers Park
2817 SW 3rd Ln, Cape Coral
Saturday, February 25 • 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Cape Coral’s family-friendly free “Movie in the Park” series continues! 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.
239-573-3128

Family Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, February 25 • 1 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to watch a family movie. The movie will be rated G. 239-479-4636

LEGO Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, February 25 • 2 p.m.
Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Legos provided for use during this program. 239-479-4636

Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival
8 Park Avenue, LaBelle
February 25 -26
Parade, car show, rodeo, kids area, armadillo races, 5K run, cloggers, food, live music, bass tournament and more. www.labelleswampcabbagefestival.org

Build It! Legos
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Saturday, February 25 • 2 p.m.
Drop in for building challenges the whole family will enjoy. All materials are provided; just bring your creativity. 239-479-4636

Storytime
Barnes & Noble Marketplace SC
13751 Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Saturday, February 25 • 11 a.m.
Join us as we read stories to your little ones every Saturday morning! 239-437-0654

Tue – 28
Books and Blankets
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, February 28 • 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

Open Nature Play – Little Acorns
Whispering Oaks Farm,
5330 Dana Rd, Fort Myers
Tuesday, February 28 • 11 a.m.
Open Nature Play is a 75 minute exploration, play & learning time for children aged 1-6. Children will be surrounded by animals under the shade of our beautiful oak trees. There, we will have sensory stations, open play toys and tools for them to explore in nature. Ages: Babies through 6 years old. 239-218-3399

 

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