April 2-8 Events

Check out some fun activities for kids April 2 – 8…

Mon – 2
Music Together
South County Regional Library
21100 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero
9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

A highly interactive musical experience designed for young children and their caregivers, presented by Family Music Time. Registration required. 239-479-4636

Tue – 3
Family Night
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers
5 – 7 p.m.

Family Night-Join us for a fun night making a great Spring craft. 239-433-9030

Wed – 4
Free Kids Crafts
Miromar Outlets, Estero
10 a.m. to noon in WINK Playland

Every Wednesday! Fun activities for kids, toddlers to 12. 239-948-3766

Thu – 5
Miracle Opening Nights & Fireworks
Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Rd., Fort Myers
April 5 – 6 • 7 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Miracle season with Southwest Florida’s most spectacular fireworks show! Fireworks begin after the games. Miracle vs Stone Crabs. 239-768-4210

Aladdin Jr
Sanibel Community House
2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel
April 5 – 8

Join us for the production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr! This unique theater in the round offers a fun way to have you become part of the show! Watch as the action unfolds around you and a character might even sit next to you! Don’t miss the magic as Aladdin and Jasmine fly on their carpet in a “Whole New World.” Limited seating. Tickets available at SanibelTickets.com. 239-738-3525

Fri – 6
Discover the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’
Fishermen’s Village,
1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
April 6 – 16

On Friday, April 6, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Punta Gorda. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse. 787-672-2152

Stars On Ice
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy, Estero
7:30 p.m.

There’s nothing like seeing Stars on Ice in the Olympic season! The best of the U.S. will be coming to you direct from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea to skate together – live in an all-new Stars on Ice show! 239-948-7825

Cape Coral Youth’s Got Talent Grand Show
Wm. Bill Austen Youth Center
315 SW 2nd Ave., Cape Coral
6 – 10 p.m.

Contestants will be showcasing their talents and Sheena Brook from the Voice will be our special celebrity judge. Please come out and enjoy the show! $5 for public admission. Call 239-242-3954 for more details.

Sat – 7
Fort Myers Insane Inflatable 5K
JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers
Saturday, April 7 • 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Insane Inflatable 5K is a fun and dynamic obstacle course made up solely of inflatables that will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more! www.InsaneInflatable5K.com

Family Movies
Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Public Library
3095 Blount St., Fort Myers
April 7 • 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

After a bull with a big heart is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. 239-479-4636

Grandparents Breakfast
Chick-fil-A Cypress Lake
13610 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Grandparents can come in and enjoy breakfast and a fun craft with their grandchildren. Spend the morning enjoying special time with your favorite little people! 239-433-9030

Home Depot Kids Workshop:
Window Birdhouse
Home Depot, Various locations
9 a.m. – noon

Encourage a love for nature and ornithology in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a window birdhouse. Your young birdwatcher can observe birds’ behaviors like building a nest and watching eggs hatch without the need for expensive equipment. Once your birdhouse is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month.
All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Apron, commemorative pin & certificate of achievement. workshops.homedepot.com

Science Saturday
IMAG History and Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Science Saturday occurs on the 1st Saturday of every month. Interactive experiences above and beyond IMAG’s 60+ exhibits are stationed throughout the center. These activities are included in the price of admission. 239-243-0043

2018 Cape Coral Touch a Truck
Lafayette Street, Cape Coral
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This is a family friendly event where kids of all ages can explore and ask questions about their favorite vehicles such as a Fire truck, Grapple truck, Car carrier, Excavator, Dump truck, and Swamp Buggy just to name a few. All participants will receive a passport, and can visit the designated locations for a chance to win a prize. Also, entertainment, & local vendors. Parent supervision is required. Admission is free and all donations support the EHL Fragile X Foundation. EHLFragileX@gmail.com

Celebrate Bonita
Riverside Park,
10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs
4 – 9 p.m.

Live entertainment, children’s activities and more.

“Tails & Tailgating” Kids Fishing Tournament and Chili Cook-Off
Noon – 7 p.m.
MarineMax Fort Myers
14030 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers

The cost to participate in the Kids Fishing Tournament is $25 per angler and registration includes a trophy for all of the participants and entrance into the after party where the kids are allowed to announce what kind of fish they caught. 239-332-3624

Movie in the Park- Jumanji
Jaycee Park
4215 SE 20 Place, Cape Coral
6:30 pm

The City of Cape Coral Parks and Recreation department is proud to bring you a FREE “Movie in the Park” on our giant inflatable screen. Enjoy the movie and a free family night out. Bring a blanket, chairs! Come early for a good seat and giveaways! Movie starts after sun goes down. Sunset is approximately 7:45 p.m., but get there early for a good spot, food trucks, our giveaways and a fun activity prior to the movie! 239-573-3128

Aviation Day
Page Field,
5200 Captain Channing Page Dr., Fort Myers
10 a.m. – 3 p.m
Aviation aircraft exhibits, airplane and helicopter rides, children’s activities, bounce houses, clowns and face painting and more! 239-275-1769

5th Annual Charter Authority Rally
German American Club of Cape Coral, 2101 Pine Island Road S.W., Cape Coral
2 – 8 p.m.

The Charter Authority Rally is a fundraising event held in support of the four (4) Cape Coral Charter Authority Schools and the Charter Authority Foundation. The event includes; Rides and Games (including rock wall, mechanical bull, bounce houses, and more!), Food Vendors, 4 Professional Bands, Entertainment from our many School Clubs, Vendor Marketplace, City of Cape Coral Special Operations Vehicles & Online Auction. Admission and parking are free for this event! Wristbands for rides and games are available for purchase in advance. www.charterauthorityrally.org

Sun – 8
Taste of the Cape
Four Freedoms Park
4818 Tarpon Ct., Cape Coral
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

This expanded community event celebrates both culinary arts and music. Sample an international array of great food from more than 20 local restaurants, plus a wide variety of craft beers, margaritas and wine. www.tasteofcapecoral.com

BBQ, Bands & Brew
Centennial Park, Fort Myers
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting its ninth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event Feature live music from local headlining bands, along with several local barbecue restaurants and vendors. The event will also include a barbecue competition to name the Best BBQ in Town as well as activities for children throughout the day. 239-938-0056

— familynews

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