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Community Highlights: Week of Oct. 10

October 10, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

* Car show at The Monkey Bar

A special Halloween Car Show is set for Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Monkey Bar & Steakhouse.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and judging will commence at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $15 and the show is open to all makes and models. Trophies, door prizes, prizes for the ladies, and dash plaques to the first 40 vehicles registered. Vehicle participants also will receive a 20 percent food discount.

Music by DJ Ralphy "D."

A 50/50 raffle will benefit the Relay for Life.

Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Monkey Bar is at 1428 Lafayette St. For more infomration call

Florida Boxer Rescue Dog Wash Saturday at Jill's Joint

A dogwash fundraiser to benefit Florida Boxer Rescue will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14, at Jill's Joint, 889 NE 27th Lane #1

$5 bath, nail trim & ear cleaning; costume contest, raffle items, great food.

Photos of your pet for a donation.

All breeds welcome.

For more information call (239)-242-8422

* Gulf Coast Village to present Dogtoberfest event

Cape Coral-Cape Coral's only continuing care retirement community has a "pawsitively" exciting event planned for October. Thursday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. the public is invited to attend Dogtoberfest a Yappy Hour. The public is encouraged to bring their leashed pet and enjoy a great and fun party. Attendees will have some tasty treats, learn about breeds and their history, see available for adoption from the Animal Refuge Center and much more. There will be training demonstrations, specialty vendors, educational tables, entertainment and a dog walk through the walking paths of Gulf Coast Village. There is no cost to attend however donations to the Animal Refuge Center are welcomed (Dog & Cat Food, towels, blankets, toys, paper towels, laundry soap) To learn more please call 239-239-573-3306.

To learn more about Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral's, call 239-772-1333, or visit Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America. VOA is one of the nation's largest nonprofit faith-based organizations, dedicated to helping those in need reach their full potential and rebuild their lives. They have continued to provide quality, affordable housing for seniors and professional long-term health care for communities.

* Bowling Tournament Oct. 13 at All Star Lanes

A bowling tournament, called the "Pink Bra Double D Tornament" to benefit Breast Cancer Research will be held at All Star Lanes in North Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Registration will be at 6:15 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign.

The cost to enter is $20, sponsored by the Del Tura Walkers in memory of Denise Dwyer. All Star Lanes is located at 2818 North Tamiami Trail. For information, call 995-2138.

* Lake Kennedy Senior Center

The harvest season will soon be here and the Lake Kennedt Senior Center gearing up for another sensational fall season!

The Lake Kennedy Center welcomes Tony Blake to the main state on Oct. 19 for an evening of great music, food and fabulous entertainment. Be ready to move and groove all evening long to the best songs from yesterday and today. Dinner will feature pork, broccoli au gratin, German potato salad, fruit, dessert and beverage. The cost is $18 Member and $23 Non-Member and includes show, dinner, beverage, and dessert. Menu includes Weiner Schnitzel, broccoli au gratin, German potato salad, melon wedge, roll and butter. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. BYOB

The cost is $18 member $23 nonmember

Call Lake Kennedy Center, 574-0575

The following events and programs are held at Lake Kennedy Senior Center located at 400 Santa Barbara Blvd.

- Tuesday night dancing with Erich from 7 p.m. -9:30 p.m. Cost $5. Bring your own beverage,.

- Zumba three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Cost $5 per member, $9 per non-member

- Energy Fusion Yoga with instructor Sheryl - Mondays and Thursdays 1:30 p.m. Cost $5 per person members and $9 per person/non-member per-person.

- Yin Yoga with instructor Sheryl, 1:30 p.m. Cost $5 per person members and $9 per person/non-member per-persons

- Natural Golf with Joe Tranchida Wednesdays 1 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear, and bring a driver, 6-iron, 9-iron and a putter. Cost $2 per member/$6 per non-member To register and for more information on any of the trips and classes call 574-0575.

- Square dancing with Wes Thursdays at 7 p.m. Cost is $4 for members of $8 for non-members.

* Caloosa Nature Center and Planetarium

The next Batman movie at the Caloosa Nature Center and Plnetarium will be Batman Returns at 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Movies are 2 hours 6 minutes long and rated PG-13. Popcorn, candy, sodas and water will be available for sale. Admission: $10 non-members, $8 members, children 5 and under free

Tickets Online at:, by phone: 239-275-3435 or in person at the door

The Haunted Walk starts Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Admission: $10 non-members, $8 members.

Friendly Forest Dates: Oct. 26, 27, 28 & 31st

September Membership Drive - New or renew at full price - Family Membership $50 and you will receive two free movie passes good for one year for our "family movie" series (not RHPS), value $20 such as Batman, Star Trek, Iron Man & more to come.

You may renew by mail 3450 Ortiz Ave. 33905, at main entrance to museum, or at any of our events during these special shows.

* Arts and Crafts Fair

Six Lakes Country Club will hold an Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 9151 Littleton Road

Six Lakes is a senior community in North Fort Myers that is fortunate to have a population of talented artists and craftsmen who have crafted very unusual and elegant pieces that will start you on your journey of personal creative gift-giving. A great place to Christmas shop with such offerings as fine jewelry, Mah Jongg jewelry, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings. Also woodworking specialties, Mah Jongg purses, "Whimsy" purses, Christmas decor, hand-crafted table games and many more original pieces will be displayed for sale by our talented artisans at Six Lakes Country Club. Come out and enjoy a morning of surprises. For more information call 239-997-9802.

* Habitat for Humanity looking for volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is in need of volunteers. They have construction, office, Thrift Store, special events and bulk mailing volunteer opportunities. Visit

Restore in North Fort Myers and Bonita Springs is looking for volunteers who are able to assist with phones or help load and unload trucks. Shifts are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to noon or noon to 4 pm.

Office positions are available Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. They are looking for volunteers that can volunteer on a regular basis and help with office functions, such as answering the phone, greeting clients, filing, etc. Computer experience is preferred.

Call 652-1684 or email for more information or to sign up to volunteer.

* GreenMarket

The GreenMarket is held every Saturday at the Alliance from 8 a.m.-noon. Get local produce, seafood, honey and baked goods, as well as organic herbs and microgreens, live plants and gardening supplies, free-range eggs, soaps, jewelry and more. Visit: .



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