April 1-2 – 2017 USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling State Championships

Gymnasts from around the state will be competing in the Florida Level 1 – 10 State Championships in morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2 at the Estero Community Park. Each session will conclude with an awards ceremony.

The meet is open to the public at $12 for adults and $8 for children 6 – 17.  To see the full schedule go to: http://www.usagfltrampoline.com/2017-state-championships.


April 3 – Estero Historical Society’s “The Mad Hatter’s Tea”

The Estero Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser tea at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday, April 3, at Shadow Wood Country Club.

Contact Beverly MacNellis for further information and tickets at 239-948-0678 or BevMacNellis@gmail.com.


April 5 – National Walking Day – Lee Health Healthy Life Center

Join other walkers at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, for an interactive walking route at Coconut Point Mall on a 2 mile loop followed by a healthy breakfast.  Walk starts at the Healthy Life Center 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105.


April 10 – Gopher Tortoise Day – Koreshan State Historic Site

You can help celebrate Florida’s only native tortoise by discovering more about these magnificent creatures and what you can do to help ensure their conservation.

Educational programs 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday, April 10.


April 15 – Estero EGGStravaganza to host Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at Estero Community Park

The Estero EGGStravaganza will feature an egg hunt, crafts, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny.  This special event starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 15, at the Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

The egg hunts are designed for children ages 12 and under and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Children will be arranged in three groups: (1) ages 3 and under; (2) ages 4 to 7 and (3) 8 to 12. Each age group has the chance to find a prize egg, which wins them an Easter basket full of goodies. Great photo opportunity!

The cost is $5 per child and pre-registration is required by calling the park at 239-498-0415 or online at www.leeparks.org. Registration will not be accepted the day of the event.


April 15 – Shredding Event

The Pilot Club of Ft. Myers, in cooperation with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, is holding a Shredding Event from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at the northwest corner of Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road.

A donation of $5 per box will support the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver.

They ask that all binders and paper clips be removed.  No commercial boxes will be accepted.  Volunteers will be on hand to assist with unloading boxes.


April 22 – 2nd Annual Calooza Palooza

Race the Estero River on Saturday, April 22, and support youth paddling sports in SWFL sponsored by the College of Life Foundation and South Florida Canoe Kayak Club.   Registration is required by calling (239) 992-2184. Rental equipment is available with advanced registration.


April 22-23 – Annual Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida “Breaking Par                                   Gala & Golf Tournament”

5th Annual Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida “Breaking Par at Grandezza”

Saturday, April 22, Gala, with live and silent auctions, starts at 5:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m., Sunday, April 23, Shotgun Scramble at The Club of Grandezza.

Learn more at www.JASWF.org/Grandezza-Golf-Tournament/


April 29 – Annual benefit dinner for Interfaith Charities of South Lee

Interfaith Charities is holding their annual benefit dinner “Let’s Rock ’n Roll and Raise the Roof” Silent Auction and Live Dessert Auction with celebrity MC NBC-2 News Anchor Stacy Deffenbaugh at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the Pelican Sound Golf & River Club

For questions or sponsorships opportunities call 239-495-2607 Bonnie Olson, or email bolson23187@gmail.com