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Vacation in Your Own Backyard exhibit opens at library

August 9, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Lee County Library System, in partnership with the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau, will showcase places in Lee County where family and friends can explore and enjoy this beautiful area on a budget.

The Vacation in Your Own Backyard exhibit opened Thursday, Aug. 8, and continues to Sept. 18 at the Northwest Regional Library, 519 Chiquita Blvd. in Cape Coral.

In addition to the exhibit the library will offer related programs.

Treasures of Lee County Parks & Recreation, Saturday, Aug. 10, 1 2 p.m. Discover the treasures of Lee County Parks & Recreation.

The Mohawk Project & Scuba Diving in Lee County, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 23 p.m. Mike Campbell, with the Lee County Marine Services Artificial Reef Program will share opportunities for diving and fishing on the 20 artificial reefs located in Lee County.

Of special interest is the USS Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef, sunk in July 2012, has become an underwater diving destination because of its variety of marine life including whale sharks. This summer the Mohawk will double as an underwater art gallery featuring the photography of Andreas Franke.

Taste Delicious Lee, Saturday, Aug. 17, 23 p.m. Nancy MacPhee of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau will share information on the bureau's efforts in strengthening the local tourism experience.

Highlighting restaurants that serve locally sourced produce and seafood not only makes a community more sustainable, but also highlights agriculture, Florida's second most important economic driver.

Attendees at this presentation will enjoy a "taste" of Lee and be entered in a drawing to win "Simply Florida" a cookbook of favorite recipes by Floridians.

Treasures of Lee County Parks & Recreation, Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 2 p.m. Discover the treasures of Lee County Parks & Recreation.

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd., N., in Cape Coral and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 6 p.m.; Tuesday, from noon-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. The exhibit is available during all open hours and the interactive presentation dates and times can be found above.

All programs are free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter is available with 5 business days notice to library staff.

For additional information about the exhibit or the Northwest Regional Library, go to or call Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636).



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