Calendar

January

Sat – 1
Saturday GreenMarket
Alliance for the Arts,
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Every Saturday • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fresh air and fresh finds make Saturday mornings worth rising for. Uncover a fresh backyard experience with a locally rooted vibe at our weekly GreenMarket! Our outdoor farmer’s market is loaded with local produce, artisanal foods, edible and landscape plants, yoga on the lawn, live music, art, one-of-a-kind gifts, backyard farming workshops and all the good flavors and good vibes you can fit into your Saturday morning. Our weekly market is open every Saturday, rain or shine. 239-939-2787

Bonita Holiday Fair
The Bonita Springs Poker Room
(Formerly the Bonita Springs Greyound Track)
28010 Race Track Rd., Bonita Springs
through January 2

Shows at the Bonita Holiday Fair are FREE with admission! See live performances daily. Aside from our amazing acts, the Bonita Holiday Fair also has one of the LARGEST carnival midways in the area filled with exciting rides, fun games, petting zoo, pony rides and delicious fair foods! www.bonitaholidayfair.com

Festival of Birds
Rookery Bay Research Reserve
300 Tower Road, Naples
January 1 – 31 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Touch tank, aquariums, natural history, cultural displays, interactive exhibits, art gallery, hiking trails, butterfly garden, picnic areas and more. 239-530-5972

Sun – 2
Young Eagles Rally & Pancake Breakfast
EAA Chapter 66 House at Page Field
5200 Captain Channing Page Dr., Fort Myers
Sunday, January 2 • 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 – Cash only. Questions, email youngeagles66@gmail.com.

Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Sunday, January 2 • 9 – 11 a.m.

Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. For children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Mon – 3
Storytime in Nature
Shaker’s Acres, North Fort Myers
January 3, 24, 31 • 10 a.m.

Ages 2-5 flexible. $12 per student. This mommy and me style class is for our youngest readers who love to get outdoors! Visit the Farm animals, explore nature and enjoy storytime. A hands-on play and art based learning approach – Books + Nature = Magic! www.shakersacres.com

Art on the Farm – Elementary Art Class
Shaker’s Acres, North Fort Myers
January 3, 24, 31 • 10 a.m.

Ages 6-9, flexible. $15 per student. A new art project every week, this class will alternate between clay work with glazing, and a broad range of other art styles and techniques as we incorporate artists and style studies into our course. Taught by Ms. Torie in the Farm Classroom. www.shakersacres.com

Tue – 4
Preschool STEAM
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 4 • 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy hands-on STEAM based activities for preschoolers. Space is limited. 239-479-4636

Tuesday Edition: Coding with Colors
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, January 4 • 4:30 p.m.

Enter the colorful world of coding with Ozobots and Sphero’s Specdrum rings. Make music and art all while playing with technology. All supplies provided. For ages 5-11. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Library Teen Talk
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, January 4, 18, 25 • 2 p.m.

Join this 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. For ages 14-19. 239-479-4636

Emerging Inventors Class (waiting list)
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd, Ft. Myers
Tuesday, January 4 • 9 a.m.

Emerging inventors programs are designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, and include opportunities to socialize with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the property. In these programs, children will learn about different wildlife on the property and how electricity is generated, using kid friendly materials such as conductive clay, and so much more. Children can attend these outdoor sessions with their parents. Register online at www.edisonford.org. Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15. 239-334-7419

Toddler Art Jam
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 4 • 10 a.m.

Toddlers create their own art masterpieces as they play and listen to music. All supplies are provided. 239-479-4636

Art on the Farm – Kinder Clay Class
Shaker’s Acres, North Fort Myers
Tuesdays 10 a.m. • January 4 & 18

Ages 3- 6 flexible. $15 per student. Art on the Farm Kinder Clay class is a mommy and me style clay class designed for your 3-6 year old to explore the Farm, meet the animals, and create a clay masterpiece inspired by a different children’s book each class. Clay work must be kiln fired, so may not be taken home same day. www.shakersacres.com

PAWS to Read with K-9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
Tuesday, January 4 • 6:30 p.m
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Read with a four-legged friend from K9 Caring Angels. Dogs are the perfect reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. For ages 5-11. 239-479-4636

Gaming for Teens
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 4 • 5 p.m.
Location: Teen Scene

Drop by our monthly gaming program and try your hand at a variety of games. 239-479-4636

Wed – 5
Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park,
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Wednesday, January 5 • 10 a.m. – noon

A fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. We welcome children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Winter Wonderland Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Wednesday, January 5 • 10 a.m.

A special snow-themed storytime with books, songs and rhymes. For children through age 5 with a caregiver. Space is limited to 15. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Preschool Play Date
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, January 5 • 10:30 a.m.

Join this preschool play date for families with children ages 3-5. Meet new friends while developing early literacy skills through free play with games, toys and music. 239-479-4636

Pre-K Full STEAM Ahead
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Wednesday, January 5 • 10 a.m.
Location: Youth Programming Room

Blast off to the moon with us. Hear an engaging story and participate in a motor skills activity based on concepts and different phases of the moon. All materials will be provided. 239-479-4636

Pre-K STEAM
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Wednesday, January 5 • 10:30 a.m.

Explore the fun side of science, technology, engineering, art and math through play. For ages 3-5. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Thu – 6
Musical Babies
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Thursday, January 6 • 10 a.m.

Join us for a jamming good time as we read books inspired by music. Children will learn about different musical sounds and get to play with kid-sized instruments. 239-479-4636

Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Thursdays • 6 p.m.

A fun time filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. 239-313-5448

Pre-Readers Dance Party
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
Thursday, Jan. 6 • 10:30 a.m.

Dance along to some favorite songs then cool down with bubbles and toy time. For ages 2-5. Space is limited. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Art on the Farm – Intermediate Clay Class
Shaker’s Acres, North Fort Myers
January 6, 13, 20, 27 • 10 a.m.

Ages 8+, flexible. $15 per student. Intermediate Clay class is for the more dedicated and independent clay student, where you can learn new techniques and practice the skills to build in clay! We find our inspiration in artists, current events, and Farm life. Clay projects are designed to satisfy the age range, and use handbuilding techniques such as coil, slab, sculpting, puzzling, and more. Independent ideas and interests are encouraged. Ceramic works must be kiln fired, so are not taken home the same day. www.shakersacres.com

Fri – 7
Kids Night Out: Space – The Final Frontier
First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs
9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs
Friday, January 7 • 5 – 8 p.m.

Children should come prepared to investigate and explore! This month zooms in on various space-themed activities and includes a treat fit for astronauts. 239-992-3233

Indoor Obstacle Course
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct, Cape Coral
Friday, January 7 • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Children can enjoy playtime with a fun obstacle course. Snack will be provided. Pre-registration is required. $10. 239-574-0804

Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival
1300 Hendry, Fort Myers
January 7-9

Join us for the 3rd Annual Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival held on the waterfront in historic downtown Fort Myers. While eating foods cooked fresh onsite, listen to the captivating sounds of live musical performances
on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents from such genres as R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. Friday 4‑10 p.m., Saturday 11a.m.‑10 p.m. & Sunday 11a.m.‑6 p.m. www.seafoodfestivals.com

Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Friday & Saturday • 7 p.m.

Filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. Club Glow is from 9 p.m. – Midnight where the energy is targeted to the teens with dance contests, competitive races,
top hit music and giveaways. 239-313-5448

Steel Magnolias
Ft. Myers Theatre
16120 San Carlos Boulevard #5, Fort Myers
January 7 – 23

The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice. www.ftmyerstheatre.com

Sat – 8
Sleepy Saturday Movie
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, January 8 • 2 p.m.

Saturdays are perfect for sleeping in and enjoying movies with friends. Join us in the Teen Zone for an afternoon movie and light snacks. Movie titles are available upon request. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Birthday Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, January 8 • 10 a.m.

Is it your child’s birthday month? Come celebrate with us at our monthly birthday bash. All supplies and light refreshments provided. For ages 1-5. Registration for the birthday child is required. 239-479-4636

New Year’s Family Dance Party
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Saturday, January 8 • 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a family-friendly New Year’s Dance Party. Dress to impress and get ready to razzle and dazzle and twist and shout as we boogie down to pop hits and favorite family-friendly tunes. 239-479-4636

Fairy Tea Party
Rotary Park Environmental Center
5505 Rose Garden Rd, Cape Coral
Saturday, January 8 • 11 a.m.

Children will enjoy tea sandwiches, treats, punch and tea in the butterfly garden. Feel free to wear your fairy or butterfly wings. Registration is required in advance as there are limited spaces available. $15. 239-549-4606

Dia de Los Reyes Festival
The Brotherhood of Heroes Resource Center & Museum
4522 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral
Saturday, January 8 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for our 3rd Annual Dia de Los Reyes Festival is an outdoor family-friendly festival that honors the story of the Three Wise Men . Dia de Los Reyes will include food, kid’s activities, a domino tournament, a cigar rolling demonstration, and interactive Hispanic Cultural activities and entertainment throughout the festival. www.LeadingLatinaSWFL.com

All-Abilities Kids Storytime
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, January 8 • 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

Teen Leadership
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Saturday, January 8 • 2 p.m.

Be a driving force at your local library. An exciting opportunity for teens interested in leadership and teamwork. Earn service hours while collaborating on teen programming and services with peers. Participants will earn service hours for attending and snacks will be provided. For ages 12-18. 239-479-4636

Cape Coral Art Festival
1209 Cape Coral Pkwy E, Cape Coral
January 8 – 9 •9 – 5 p.m.

A plethora of artisans from all over the country gather for a beautiful week d of shopping by juries artists. The Artway on the Parkway, a section of the Cape Coral Art Festival & Marketplace, showcasing the work of student artists from around the county. Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade were invited to submit work. This event is an important collaboration between the Cape Coral Rotary and our amazing student artists. www.capecoralfestival.com

DIY Bird Feeders
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, January 8 • 2 p.m.
Youth Programming Room

Birds are fleeing the cold northern weather and coming to Florida . Children will make and decorate bird feeders to hang outside their homes. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Sun – 9
Fort Myers Veg Fest
Bell Tower Shops
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
Sun, January 9 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tons of exciting happenings at our Veg Fest: informative presenters, mouth-watering cooking demos, fun for the kiddos, entertainment, competitions and more. 239-489-1221

Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Sunday, January 9 • 9 – 11 a.m.

A fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. For children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Mon – 10
Anime Club
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Monday, January 10 • 4:30 p.m.

For teens & tweens interested in anime, manga and Japanese culture. Watch anime and make themed crafts. For ages 11-18. 239-479-4636

All About Energy Camp
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Monday, January 10 • 9 a.m.

Where does the power in your house come from? Learn all about electricity, from lightning to LED bulbs. Discover how we use electricity now, in the past, and how we might in the future! Ages 7-14. $35 for members/$45 for non-members, register at www.CalusaNature.org/camps

Children’s Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Monday, January 10 • Noon

Start the week with a movie. Join us for a family friendly movie in the storytime room. For grades K-5. Movie titles are available in the library before the event. Rated G. 239-479-4636

Tue – 11
Storybook Corner: “The Mitten”
Captiva Memorial Library
11560 Chapin Lane, Captiva
January 11 – 15

Enjoy a paper craft featuring “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. 239-479-4636

Geocaching – For Beginners
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero
Tuesday, January 11 • 10 – 11:30 a.m.

The session will focus on understanding the basics of geocaching, learning to navigate the Geocaching website, and using new skills to find a cache within the park! Talk will start at the Cast Iron Café of Koreshan State Park. Reservations are required. Free with park entry fee. 239-992-0311

Birds of Prey Camp Raptors!
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 11 • 9 a.m.

Learn what makes these meat-eating birds special, from eyes to beaks to claws. Discover what birds of prey live in your neighborhood, what they eat, and what humans are doing to help keep them safe. Ages 7-14. $35 for
members/$45 for non-members, register at www.CalusaNature.org/camps

DIY Colorburst Coasters – teen
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Tuesday, January 11 • 5:30 p.m.

Use sharpies and rubbing alcohol to create colorful designs on tile, transforming them into coasters that are truly works of art. Keep them for yourself or give them as a gift. 239-479-4636

Encanto Mini Golfing
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, January 11 • 2 p.m.

Enjoy a “hole” lot of fun with mini golfing in the youth services room with an Enchanted Encanto twist. All supplies provided. 239-479-4636

Teen Advisory Group
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 11, 18, 25 • 5 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

Game On!
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 11 • 6 p.m.

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

Disaster Island/ Lego Challenge – teen
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 11 • 1 p.m.

Join us for a short story and creative brick-building activities. Build an Island, pick a disaster card and fix the problem in 38 minutes or less. Lego pieces are provided. 239-479-4636

Play Group Theater
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
Tuesdays, January 11, 18, 25 • 5:30 p.m.

Develop leadership skills while working with other teens on the development of your own show. Learn more about script writing, music, lyrics and performance. 239-479-4636

Anime Tuesday: Candy Sushi
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 11 • 5 p.m.

Show us your anime style. Create candy sushi with gummy fish, fruit roll ups and rice crispy treats. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Movie in the Park-Raya and The Last Dragon
Sam Fleishman Complex, Field 6
1700 Matthew Drive, Fort Myers
Friday, January 14 • 6 p.m.

Bring your own lawn chair & blanket. Concessions are available. www.cityftmyers.com

Wed – 12
Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park,
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Wednesday, January 12 • 10 a.m. – noon

A fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. We welcome children 5 years old & under. 239-313-5448

Teen Game Day
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, January 12
2 p.m. – High School & 5 p.m. – Middle School

Play board games, card games and more at the library. Middle and High school teens are invited to join us for fun, games and socializing with friends after school. 239-479-4636

Thu – 13
Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Thursdays • 6 p.m.

A fun time filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. 239-313-5448

Garden Bros
Nuclear Circus
Lee Civic Center, 11831 Bayshore Rd, North Fort Myers
January 13 – 17

The World’s Largest Circus Under The Biggest Big Top On Earth! This year’s show has blasted into the next generation of showbiz with breathtaking special effects, concert style sound and lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will always cherish. The very best performers from over 22 countries make up this action jammed, fast paced 100 minute performance: featuring the Crazy Cossacks Riderz, Human Slingshot, Wheel of Death, Human Cannonball, Motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, Showgirls Hanging from their Hair, Olympic Gymnasts, the Funniest Clowns, Back Flipping Dogs as seen on America’s Got Talent. Kids Fun Zone: ride a camel, a circus pony, a giant slide, or a bouncy house and the whole family can get their face painted like Spiderman. First 100 Adult Tickets sold online are only $14.50 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.

Kindness Club
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero
Thursday, January 13 • 3:30 p.m.

Join us at the library to create kindness in our community. Kids can participate in fun activities designed to encourage kindness and help make the world a better place. For ages 7-11. Some activities may be messy, so dress for mess. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

COAL
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Thursday, January 13 • 4:30 p.m.

Teens do you need service hours? COAL (Compassion, Openness, Acceptance and Learning) is a new program available for teens discussing relevant topics, introducing presenters and of course connecting with the community. Light snacks provided. For grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Fri – 14
Daddy/Daughter Date Night
Yacht Club Community
5819 Driftwood Pkwy, Cape Coral
Friday, January 14 • 6 – 9 p.m.

Join us at the Cape Coral Yacht Club for a night to remember. This enchanting night fo girls and their dads includes music, dancing, door prizes, catered hot & cold appetizers, refreshments and more. $26. 239-574-0806

Free Movie in the Park – SING
Veterans Park and Recreation Center
55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres
Friday, January 14 • 6:30 p.m.

239-369-1521

Elementary Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
11 a.m. Friday, January 14 • 11 a.m.
Meeting Room ABCD

Homeschoolers ages 5-11 and their caregivers will enjoy a fun and educational activity. We will engage in science experiments, technology, building, crafting and making of all types. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Friday & Saturday • 7 p.m.

Filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. Club Glow is from 9 p.m. – Midnight where the energy is targeted to the teens with dance contests, competitive races, top hit music and giveaways. 239-313-5448

Sat – 15
Board Games
Pine Island Public Library
10701 Russell Road, Bokeelia
Saturday, January 15 • 2 p.m.

Meet new friends while learning how to play board and card games at this all-ages program. A variety of games appropriate for all skill levels and ages will be available. First come, first served. 239-479-4636

Celebration in the Sky
Seminole Casino Hotel
506 S 1st St, Immokalee
Saturday, January 15 • 9 p.m.

The fireworks display will be choreographed to lights and a custom soundtrack. Electro-pop violin band NuClassica, who were featured on the 11th season of “America’s Got Talent,” will perform. Attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive early. Parking at Seminole Casino Hotel will be limited, with clearly identified overflow parking nearby. All ages are welcome & admission is free. Guests should bring their own chairs to the viewing area for the show. Food & beverage options will be available for purchase at the event. For complete details, visit moreinparadise.com

Birds and Butterflies
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Saturday, January 15 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A day of talks and activities about Florida’s birds and butterflies. Members Free. Adults $10 Children $5. www.CalusaNature.org

Japanese Language and Culture
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, January 15 • 2 p.m.

For ages 14 and up. Learn fun facts about Japanese culture and language from translator Ian Verhine. 239-479-4636

Nature Cartooning with Doug MacGregor
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Saturday, Jan. 15 • 10 – 11:30 a.m

Join local cartoonist and illustrator Doug MacGregor for a fun-filled and informative morning drawing wildlife animals using cartoons. Learn to draw your own characters that come to life in your own comic strip, poster, or storybook. For kids or grown-ups! Bring your sketchbook if you have one, however, drawing supplies are provided. Be sure to bring your imagination! $15 per person. www.CalusaNature.org

Bacon Jam
Centennial Park
2000 W First Street, Fort Myers
Saturday, January 15 • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Bacon Jam is a kid-friendly food and music festival that features a variety of creative, bacon-based dishes from local restaurants in SWFL. Each restaurant at this event will serve one item dedicated to bacon. Live music from talented bands from around the area will be performing on the main stage all day. www.eventbrite.com/e/bacon-jam-tickets

Family Art Lab
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
Saturday, January 15 • 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. 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

Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Sunday, January 16 • 9 – 11 a.m.

Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. For children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Sun – 16
Full Moon Night Hike
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Sunday, January 16 • sunset

Come walk under the full moon! Watch the sky for bats, listen for owls, try and find a constellation! Night Hikes are an educational, nighttime experience with minimal flashlight use, and while they can be a wonderful experience for all ages, they may not be appropriate for very young children. $15 per person, register at www.CalusaNature.org

Mon – 17
Citizen Science Camp
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers
Monday, January 17 • 9 a.m.

Discover how people all over the world are using technology to help scientists studying everything from plants to exoplanets! Test your skills, and then learn how to get your friends and family involved. Ages 7-14. $35 for members/$45 for non-members, register at www.CalusaNature.org/camps

Tue – 18
Teen Video Game Night
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
Tuesday, January 18 • 6 p.m.

Hang out in the teen area, eat snacks and play video games. The VR headset will be available for you to try. For teens ages 11-17. 239-479-4636

Artify with Ms. Sharon
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
Tuesday, January 18 • 6 p.m.

Children ages 6-11 are invited to join Ms. Sharon and explore new art projects or advanced techniques during this monthly program. All materials provided, please dress for mess. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tween Art Club
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Tuesday, January 18 • 5 p.m.
Youth Programming Room

Get creative and make a craft organizer out of recycled materials. All supplies are provided. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Wed – 19
Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park,
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Wednesday, January 19 • 10 a.m. – noon

Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. We welcome children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Let It Flow: Acrylic Pour Painting
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Wednesday, January 19
2:30 p.m. – Grades 9 – 12
4:15 p.m. – Grades 6 – 8

Let your creativity flow and create a unique abstract masterpiece using the art of acrylic pour painting. 239-479-4636

Thu – 20
Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Thursdays • 6 p.m.

A fun time filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. 239-313-5448

Braided Bracelets
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Thursday, January 20 • 4 p.m.

Join us for a simple bracelet braiding craft. Make one for yourself and one for a friend. For ages 5-11. While supplies last. 239-479-4636

Fri – 21
Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Friday & Saturday • 7 p.m.

Filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. Club Glow is from 9 p.m. – Midnight where the energy is targeted to the teens with dance contests, competitive races, top hit music and giveaways. 239-313-5448

Movies in the Park – Jungle Cruise
Riverside Park, 10450 Reynolds St, Bonita Springs
Friday, January 21 • Dusk

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine. 239-949-6262

Caloosahatchee Celtic Festival
Centennial Park, 2000 W First St, Fort Myers
January 21 – 22

Live music, food, drinks and vendors. Performances by Albannach, Screaming Orphans, Seven Nations, The Byrne Brothers, West of Galway and Kellyn Celtic Dancers. Friday 5 – 10 p.m. and Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 239-321-7530

Sat – 22
Lego Club
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Saturday, January 22 • 2 p.m.

Join us for a short story and Lego building activities. Lego pieces provided for use during this program. 239-479-4636

All-Abilities Kids Storytime
Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 S.W. 39th Terrace, Cape Coral
Saturday, January 22 • 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. This creates a positive storytime experience in a quieter environment with reduced sensory stimuli. 239-479-4636

Pop-Up Books at the Library
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Saturday, January 22 • 10 a.m.

Discover the joy of three-dimensional reading. After hearing a story read aloud, families can browse our collection of pop-up books and read with their children. 239-479-4636

Free Movie Under the Stars – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Estero Park
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero
Saturday, January 22 • 6 p.m.

The PG-rated fantasy adventure “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” will be the main feature to celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary. The movie is an adaption of the first of J.K. Rowling’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to an English boarding school for wizards. 239-533-1470

Sun – 23
Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Sunday, January 23 • 9 – 11 a.m.

A fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. For children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Mon – 24
Middle School Homeschool Connection
Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First St., Fort Myers
Monday, January 24 • 2 p.m.

For ages 10-14. Meet new friends as we tackle various STEAM topics in this monthly program designed to spark dialogue and creative thinking. This program encourages creativity and teaches fundamental skills in science. Registration is required. 239-479-4636

Tue – 25
Middle School Movie
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Tuesday, January 25 • 5 p.m.

Middle school teens are invited to sit back and enjoy a movie. Bring your friends and some snacks. Call the library for movie titles before the event. 239-479-4636

Teen Advisory Group
Bonita Springs Public Library
10560 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
Tuesday, January 25 • 6 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 service projects & snacks provided. For teens in grades 6-12. 239-479-4636

Books and Blankets
Northwest Regional Library
519 Chiquita Blvd. N., Cape Coral
Tuesday, January 25 • 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 – 26
Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park,
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Wednesday, January 26 • 10 a.m. – noon

Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. We welcome children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

Kids Collage Art
Lakes Regional Library
15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers
Wednesday, January 26 • 4 p.m.

Make fun art to decorate your bedroom using recycled magazines. Space is limited. While supplies last. For ages 5-11. 239-479-4636

High School Movie
East County Regional Library
881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres
Wednesday, January 26 • 2 p.m.

High School teens are invited to sit back and enjoy a movie. Bring your friends and some snacks. Please call the East County Regional Library for movie titles before the event. Movie ratings range from G to PG-13. 239-479-4636

Thu – 27
Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Thursdays • 6 p.m.

A fun time filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. 239-313-5448

Fri – 28
Millennial 5th Anniversary Fair Food Festival
Millennial Brewing Co.
1811 Royal Palm Ave, Fort Myers
January 28 – 29 • 5 – 10 p.m.

Come celebrate Millennial’s 5th Anniversary with an amazing street festival featuring all your favorite fair foods made by the best local restaurants and food trucks! Free parking, free entry, pet friendly, family friendly (bounce houses!) www.millennialbrewing.com

61st Annual Cracker Day Rodeo
Lee County Posse Arena
17401 Palm Creek Dr, North Fort Myers
Friday: January 28 – youth rodeo
Gates Open: 4 p.m. Rodeo: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: January 29 – open rodeo
Gates Open 4 p.m. Rodeo: 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: January 30 – open rodeo
Gates Open: 11a.m. Rodeo: 2 p.m.

Bull riding, pole bending, barrel racing, buddy pick up, mutton bustin, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, and cowgirl trifecta, vendors, calf scramble, food concessions, 50/50 raffle. Fun for the entire family. 239-691-6432

Charlotte County Fair
Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
January 28 through February 6

There will be livestock shows and sale, arts and crafts, rides, open class exhibits, entertainment, vendors, yummy food and more. Free gate admission on Tuesday, Feb. 1. www.thecharlottecountyfair.com

Family Glow Party
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Friday & Saturday • 7 p.m.

Filled with family music for even the youngest jumpers, hula hoop games, limbo and fun contests. Club Glow is from 9 p.m. – Midnight where the energy is targeted to the teens with dance contests, competitive races, top hit music and giveaways. 239-313-5448

Descendants (Youth Theatre)
Fort Myers Theatre
16120 San Carlos Blvd #5a, Fort Myers
January 28-30

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films. www.ftmyerstheatre.com

Lovers Key Boat Show, Market and Seafood Fest
Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach
January 28-29 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Browse dozens of boats, cars on display, high-end vendors, fresh local seafood and, of course, ice cream. Parking is free, with a suggested $5 donation. www.loverskeynauticalmarket.com

Sat – 29
Teen Movie Day
North Fort Myers Public Library
2001 N. Tamiami Trail NE, N. Fort Myers
Saturday, January 29 • 2 p.m.

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 library for movie titles before the event. Movie ratings range from G to PG-13. 239-479-4636

Sun- 30
Little Leapers
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
14181 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
Sunday, January 30 • 9 – 11 a.m.

Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. For children 5 years old and under. 239-313-5448

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