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May 11, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

** Audubon of Southwest Florida annual meeting

Audubon of Southwest Florida will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 21, at the SW Florida Masonic Lodge, 10868 Metro Parkway. A spaghetti dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by a short business meeting and then the featured program at 7 pm.

Dr. Bill Hammond, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences at FGCU, will speak on the creation of the 20/20 Program and how to get it passed. He was instrumental in helping to write the program and getting it passed by Lee County voters when it first came out. The 20/20 Program is a Lee County government initiative to buy environmentally sensitive land to preserve it for water , wildlife and passive pursuits like bird watching , fishing , hiking and picnicking. It will be up to the voters to pass it in November to keep the program going.

The dinner and program are open to the public and presented free of charge (donations are appreciated).


** RWCCF May Dinner Meeting

Join the Ladies Leading Right in Cape Coral and local leaders for the first general meeting of Republican Women of Cape Coral, Federated, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., May 19, at the Water City Grill, 1404 Cape Coral Pkwy E.

The group will launch its first meeting with Rep. Dane Eagle, District 77, as its keynote speaker. Also, expect educational and team-building exercises - "you will be educated, inspired and motivated to paint Cape Coral red!"

5:30 6 p.m. check in/networking

6-p.m. 6:15 p.m. dinner served

6:15 p.m.-7 p.m. general meeting

Cost: $25.

To make a reservation visit

** JROTC cadets to be recognized

at Calusa MOAA meeting

JROTC cadets from three Lee County high schools will be recognized at the regular monthly meeting of the Calusa Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America on Saturday, May 14. The 9 a.m. meeting will be held at Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara, Cape Coral.

All current, former, and retired military officers and spouses are invited to attend. The cost for the buffet breakfast is $10, payable at the door. Reservations are requested and may be made by contacting Dixie Buick, 945-5030, or

MOAA is a national organization of military officers that supports the interests of military members of all ranks--past, present and future. Regular membership is open to all current and former officers, and associate membership is available to all who support our armed forces. Information about the Calusa Chapter of MOAA may be obtained by contacting the Calusa Chapter President, Gary Peppers, 239-573-6690. Membership information may be obtained by contacting Tim Cook, 945-6155.

** Garden Club of Cape Coral

On May 11 at 7 p.m., The Garden Club of Cape Coral will host a program "Get The Most From Your Compost" by Denise Houghtaling, MW Horticulture Recycling Facility, Inc.

For more information about the club and programs contact Susan Lawson 239-282-2328 or visit

The Garden Club of Cape Coral monthly meetings will be held at the Cape Coral Art League, 516 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral, Florida 33990. There is on-site parking. The Garden Club of Cape Coral meets the second Wednesday of the month (excluding June, July and August). For additional information, please contact Sylvia Swartz at 239-339-3778.

** Cape Coral NBS Boat Club

The Cape Coral NBS Boat Club is a "wild and crazy fun social and boating group." They are looking for new members and invite those interested to join them at an event to try the club out.

Remaining May events are:

May16, Flotilla (boat or drive event) to the Green Flash Restaurant on Captiva

May 24 Breakfast at the Star Light Diner in Cape Coral.

For more information and/or to make reservations, call Jean Van House at 239-542-3965.

** Cape Coral Social Club

Upcoming activities for the Cape Coral Social Club include:

* Thursday, May 12-Monthly meeting at the Yacht Club at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Julie Ferguson, Exec Director, Cape Coral Caring Center who will speak on the "The Summer Hunger Challenge."

Learn how the Cape Coral Caring Center helps with curbing hunger. Don't forget to bring nonperishable food items to the meeting for the homeless.

*?Monday, May 16-4:30 p.m. Cocktails on the Cape at Coconuts Bar & Grill, 850 Lafayette St, Cape Coral. RSVP by May 13 to Sherry Jeffery; 310-922-6978 or

* Wednesday, May 25, at 11 a.m. Walker Farms Honey Farm tour with optional lunch. RSVP by May 20 to Sherry Jeffery; 310-922-6978 or

* Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m. Memorial Weekend Outdoor Luncheon with music at Miceli's on Pine Island Road in Matlacha RSVP by May 26 to Sherry Jeffery; 310-922-6978 or

** Cape Coral Gourmet Cooking Club looking for new members

The Cape Coral Gourmet Cooking Club is looking to add new members. The local club was first established in 2001 by Barbara Ripp, Bill and Susan Shallbetter, and others as an offshoot of the Cape Coral New Residents Club. Now 15 years old, the members have prepared some 180 delicious, gourmet meals that rival some of the best restaurants in town.

At one time, the Cape Coral Gourmet Cooking Club had as many as 60 members with four homes hosting simultaneous dinners to serve eight guests each, but dwindling membership has opened up opportunities for new members to join in the fun. New members should enjoy fine dining, food preparation, learning new cooking techniques, and, of course, making new friends. The club normally meets the first Saturday of every month. Hosts select the menu and guests choose the dishes they wish to prepare from among the recipes provided. Most recipes are made from scratch using quality ingredients. The cost of ingredients is divided among participants and normally runs about $35 to $50 per couple per meal.

For more information, contact Joann Coffey at (239) 357-5803.

** Cape Coral Power Squadron

Upcoming classes include:

* ABC Boating Course (12 hr) June 6, (Mon) 7 p.m.

* Sea Scouts Every Saturday. 7-11a.m.

* Navigation (Charts) Thursday, April 28, 2-4 p.m.

Call (239) 549-9754 for more information, including location(s) or visit



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