Elementary school open enrollment starts Feb. 13

Elementary school open enrollment starts Feb. 13

The School District of Lee County and Lee County School Board have completed and approved a new proximity-based student assignment plan for elementary students. The plan increases the number of school assignment zones to decrease the number of schools’ families have to choose from. Now that the plan is in place, open enrollment for elementary schools is from Monday, February 13, 2023 to Friday, March 10, 2023.  Elementary families are.

Gulf Coast Symphony’s free concert kicks off ArtFest weekend Feb. 3

Gulf Coast Symphony’s free concert kicks off ArtFest weekend Feb. 3

Join the Gulf Coast Symphony on Friday, Feb. 3 at  7 p.m. for Symphony On The Sound Concert at the Caloosa Sound Amphitheater in downtown Fort Myers. Gulf Coast Symphony will open ArtFest Fort Myers with a free concert at the amphitheater. On the first weekend in February, ArtFest will once again enliven the Fort Myers waterfront. Enjoy exceptional art by more than 200 selected artists, plus lively entertainment, delicious.

Junior Parade Feb. 12, Grand Parade Feb. 18

Junior Parade Feb. 12, Grand Parade Feb. 18

The annual Edison Festival of Light returns in full fashion Feb. 11 – 19 in downtown Fort Myers. The celebration begins with STEMtastic Day of Discovery Feb. 11 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center. Other events that day include Mutt Strutt at 11 a.m., food trucks and craft beer from noon to 6 p.m. and bed races at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 is Junior Day with activities like the.

Hertz Arena offers family programs

Hertz Arena offers family programs

Hertz Arena in Estero invites local families to some great upcoming events. Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic March 16 – 19.  This action-packed extravaganza, produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc., features Disney’s Moana, Frozen, Coco and Beauty and the Beast with other beloved Disney characters. Performances are March 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., March 18 at 2 and 6 p.m. and March 19 at 1 and 5 p.m..

Carnival rides, music and more at Everglades Seafood Festival

Carnival rides, music and more at Everglades Seafood Festival

The Florida Stone Crabbers Association (FLSCA) will kick off its 53rd annual Everglades Seafood Festival on Feb. 17 outside Everglades City Hall, including an opening ceremony and a fireworks display. The festival will continue through the weekend, wrapping up at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. Attendees enjoy live music, creative works from local artists, delicious seafood, cold beverages and carnival rides. Headlining this year’s festival will be the Marshall.

Greek Fest Feb. 17 – 19 in Fort Myers

Greek Fest Feb. 17 – 19 in Fort Myers

Join the fun on Feb. 17 – 19 at the 48th Annual Fort Myers Greek Fest. Festival hours will be Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for all of the mouth-watering Greek food the Greek Fest is known for. Taste all the goodies Yiayia (Grandma) used to make.  Appetizers, sandwiches, dinners, and desserts. Gyros, Spanakopita, Baklava and so much.

Taking care of your newborn

Taking care of your newborn

Dr. Melanie Coombs-Bynum So you just brought your new baby home from the hospital, and you don’t know what to do. Remember that taking care of a newborn isn’t rocket science, let us not make it too complicated. Newborns have spent their entire existence in their mother’s womb in a small environment, that is warm (body temperature), dark, and surrounded by the constant sounds of their mom’s blood flow and.

Annual SW Florida Reading Festival March 4

Annual SW Florida Reading Festival March 4

The Lee County Library System’s 24th annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival will host 25 authors at the March event. Authors for all ages are coming to Fort Myers to meet fans and showcase their books from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4. The free event will be held on the outdoor campus of the Fort Myers Regional Library located at 2450 First St.  The Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

Winter classes in early 2023

Winter classes in early 2023

Take a look at these great options of winter classes for your kids in Lee County in early 2023: Alliance for the Arts The Alliance for the Arts offers a variety of youth classes through the winter months. Class options include ArtPlay: Music (for ages 8 and older), Manga and Pizza (for ages 12-18), free Family Art Labs (3rd Saturday each month), Zentangle for the Seasons, Neurographica (for ages 13.

Disney on Ice at Hertz Arena in March

Disney on Ice at Hertz Arena in March

Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas, snow covered mountains and the marigold bridge in Disney On Ice presents Into The Magic.  This action-packed extravaganza, produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc., features Disney’s Moana, Frozen, Coco and Beauty and the Beast with other beloved Disney characters skates into Hertz Arena in Estero from March 16 – 19. Into The Magic takes families on a.

Edison Festival of Light Feb. 11 – 19

Edison Festival of Light Feb. 11 – 19

Want to be in the annual Junior Parade Feb. 12? The Edison Festival of Light returns in 2023 with a variety of fun events for the entire family. Join them for the parade for everyone. The Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade has grown into Southwest Florida’s largest youth parade that involves children of all ages. It showcases the talent and creativity of area children, families, and organizations. To become.

Lee Health opens mobile health care clinic in Dunbar

Lee Health opens mobile health care clinic in Dunbar

Lee Health has opened a new mobile health care clinic to help serve the Dunbar community. The mobile clinic was established to provide services to Dunbar residents after Lee Health’s Lee Community Healthcare office was heavily damaged during Hurricane Ian. Located at 3637 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, the mobile clinic is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. It will be on site until.

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