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Education Notes: Oct. 31, 2012

October 31, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Polly's Run for Life at Jaycee Park

Gulf Middle School will host the third annual Polly's 5K Run for Life at Jaycee Park on Saturday, Nov. 3. The race/walk is open to all ages and awards will be given in various age categories. Registration starts at 7 a.m., with the race at 8 a.m. All funds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. Radiology Regional will also have its Mobile Mammogram bus on hand from 8 a.m. until noon, offering mammograms with simply an ID and insurance card - no co-pays or prescriptions needed. Registration may be made online at or at The Run Shoppe on Del Prado Boulevard.

For more information, call Gulf Middle School at 549-0606.

Four Freedoms Park

A number of activities have been scheduled at Four Freedom's Park:

* Baby Flea Market (18-plus years)

Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.- noon

Vendor Fee: $21.20 w/tax Res-$31.80 w/tax Non-Res

Rent a space to sell your used infant and toddler clothing,furniture, toys, etc.

For more information please call (239) 574-0804.

* Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Thursday, Dec. 20, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

$10 Res / $15 Non-Res

Enjoy a story, finger plays, a craft and a holiday snack with Mrs. Claus! Parent must attend with child.

For more information please call (239) 574-0804.

Third annual Lee County 4-H Casino Night

Lee County 4-H Foundation will host its Third Annual Casino Night Fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 pm -midnight at 2010 Hanson Street, Fort Myers. There is a $25 event ticket that can be purchased in advance.

Lee County 4-H Foundation will host the fundraiser in efforts to raise funds to support the Lee County 4-H program and its youth. The Lee County 4-H program provides youth with opportunities to share, learn, and grow through a variety of hands-on educational projects helping to build self-confidence and other critical life skills. The goal of the program is to build strong, productive citizens through programs designed to develop leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills.

The public is invited to attend this fun filled evening of dinner, dancing, auctions, and casino games. Advance tickets are on sale at Lee County IFAS Extension, Mary Lou's Feed & Tack, and online at . Tickets are $25 and include entry to the event, dinner, a drink, and 5000 gaming chips. There will also be a Texas Hold Em Tournament buy in early to reserve your spot. Try your luck at Craps, Roulette, Black Jack, Texas Hold Em, and Slots. You must be 18 to attend and 21 to drink.

The Casino Night Fundraiser has drawn more than 300 people in the past; attendance has steadily increased in the past three years. We are also looking for sponsors and donations to help with this event.

Call Jennifer or Cathy at (239) 533-7517 or visit for more information.

Lee Community Youth Chorus

Does your child like to sing? A new chorus is forming in Lee County and we would love to have your child join in the fun!

Lee Community Youth Chorus is a multicultural music education and performance program for youth that fosters talent, confidence and community. The chorus is open to all students, age 8-plus and will combine all levels of singing abilities. Singers will be taught to sing in two-part harmony and will experience a wide variety of musical styles. The repertoire consists of upbeat, easily recognizable songs that are fun to sing! We'll take this show on the road to perform at senior centers and various community-wide events. Weekly rehearsals are held on Mondays, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. Tuition is $25 per year,which includes a LCYC T-shirt. A limited number of scholarships are available. To register, call the director, Debby Dorr at 941-866-1710 or email

Rainy day movies at the library

Looking for a fun way to spend a rainy day? Check out the movies available at your local library. Did you know that the Lee County Library System has more than 185,000 DVDs and over 8,500 Blu-ray movies? These movies include cartoons, documentaries, comedies, TV series, sci-fi, crime, mysteries, action /adventure, foreign films, classics, westerns, musicals and more. The movies are distributed by the likes of: PBS, Disney, Sony, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox and National Geographic.

"You can always" find a fun, educational or interesting movie to watch," said Sheldon Kaye, Lee County Library System director in a prepared statement. "The only thing that is required is to have a Lee County Library card in good standing."

You may search for a movie in the Lee County Library System's catalog from your home computer via the library eBranch or website at www.lee-county/library. When you find movies you would like to view, you may put the movies on request if they are not already at your closest library. The movie(s) will then be delivered to your selected library and you will be contacted via a phone call or email when it is ready for pick-up. You may have up to seven movies checked-out at a time, per library card. The movies may be borrowed for up to one week. They are renewable for one additional week, unless the item is "Most Wanted" or reserved for another library patron.

Don't have a Lee County Library System library card? Getting one is free and easy. Visit to apply online, or stop by any branch. Information about Lee County Library System is available at

Telephone Reference is available at 239-479-INFO (4636).

Children's Advocacy

The Children's Advocacy Center, which supports and protects the child victims of abuse through collaborative intervention and comprehensive treatment in a soothing environment needs volunteers.

Opportunities include administrative help in the office, support with special projects and help with fundamentals. Call the Friendship Volunteer Center for additional details at 275-4427.

Library ebooks available for Kindle at the LCLS

The Lee County Library System has announced that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world's bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more.

To get started, visit the Download Depot at the Lee County Library System's ebranch at

Telephone reference is available at 239-479-INFO (4636).

The LCLS Download Depot also offers eBooks and audio books for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

Kindle users can browse the LCLS's collection of approximately 50,000 bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select "Get for Kindle" to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app.

Telephone reference is available at 239-479-INFO (4636).



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