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School Break Camp: Code Camp 11/22/2021 9:00 AM – 11/24/2021 4:00 PM

School Break camps are designed for students ages 6 to 12 when school is out. Campers explore Edison’s “living laboratory” while our educators, called “Wild Wizards,” teach topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history and the natural world. This popular three-day camp teaches the basic logic of computer science. Campers will explore loops, switches, and functions that make up the building blocks of a video game. They will get to take home a drive with their creations and a library of code examples. Register online at edisonford.org.

Edison Ford members: $120; non-members: $145

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Annual Fall Garden Festival 11/20/2021 9:00 AM – 11/21/2021 4:00 PM

On November 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual fall Garden Festival. More than 40 garden vendors from around the state of Florida will have tropical and native plants and trees for sale. The festival takes place outdoors, under large shade trees and also features food trucks and live music.

Vendors will have many types of plants and trees, including palms, fruit trees, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cacti and many hard-to-find species. Vendors will also offer garden supplies, such as fertilizer and worm castings. The Edison Garden Shoppe will be open and have unusual tropical and Florida native plants that thrive in Southwest Florida.

A limited number of garden carts will be available, so guests are encouraged to bring a cart or wagon for transporting plants. A designated plant holding tent and loading spot will be offered for anyone needing assistance. Parking and admission to the festival is free (tours of the homes, museum and lab are not included).

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Garden Talk: Build an Herb Mound 11/13/2021 10:00 AM – 11/13/2021 11:30 AM

For anyone who is interested in growing their own herbs that they can use in their favorite recipes, this is the class for you! During this talk, we will discuss the different types that grow well in Florida and how to build successful herb mounds in your own yard, highlighting the best soil to use. If you have questions about your garden or raised beds, be sure to bring them along with you. Participants will receive a 20% off coupon for use towards plants in the Garden Shoppe. After registering, meet behind the Banyan tree in the old café area. Advanced registration is not required.

Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15

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SuperiorMED Cape Coral – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY (12-12:30 PM) & GRAND OPENING EVENT (12-1PM)! 11/8/2021 12:00 Noon – 11/8/2021 12:30 PM

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Join us at this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome our new members to the Chamber. This is a great opportunity to come and network, take a tour, and get more information about our local businesses. A reservation is not required and all members are welcome to attend.

Benefit from having your business exposed to the community with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Your picture will appear in The Breeze Newspaper, Chamber Trends e-Magazine and the Chamber Newsletter. A Facebook Event is created for you a Facebook LIVE is done for you and extra Photos taken for your Social Media as well!

For information about scheduling a Ribbon Cutting for your business or about this Ribbon Cutting event, please contact Lisa Barrella at (239) 549-6900 x103 or lisa@capecoralchamber.com.

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The Grief Guru – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY! 10/29/2021 1:00 PM – 10/29/2021 1:30 PM

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Join us at this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome our new members to the Chamber. This is a great opportunity to come and network, take a tour, and get more information about our local businesses. A reservation is not required and all members are welcome to attend.

Benefit from having your business exposed to the community with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Your picture will appear in The Breeze Newspaper, Chamber Trends e-Magazine and the Chamber Newsletter. A Facebook Event is created for you a Facebook LIVE is done for you and extra Photos taken for your Social Media as well!

For information about scheduling a Ribbon Cutting for your business or about this Ribbon Cutting event, please contact Lisa Barrella at (239) 549-6900 x103 or lisa@capecoralchamber.com.

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VIP Tour: Naples Botanical Gardens, lunch, visit to Tin City, and Eco Boat Tour of Dollar Bay 11/13/2021 8:45 AM – 11/13/2021 5:00 PM

Join us for a day outdoors in nature and on the water in Southwest Florida. We will meet at Edison Ford in the morning for snacks then depart by bus (provided by Dolphin Transportation). Our first stop will be the award-winning, Naples Botanical Gardens, where guests will get a private docent-led 90-minute tour. Next, we will take the bus over to Tin City. Guests can purchase lunch at a location of their choice and visit 20 unique shops. After lunch, the group will take a two-hour, private eco cruise aboard a pure Florida boat with a Master Naturalist who will provide an educational talk about the ecosystem.

All tours are subject to change and are based on availability. Spaces are limited. Pre-paid, advanced registration is required. Tour cost for Edison Ford members is $135 and $150 for non-members. Face masks are required on the bus. COVID protocol at each location will be followed. For questions or to make a reservation for this or any tour, please contact Sherri Muske at 239-335-3677.

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United Captain Services – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY! 11/9/2021 12:00 Noon – 11/9/2021 12:30 PM

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Join us at this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome our new members to the Chamber. This is a great opportunity to come and network, take a tour, and get more information about our local businesses. A reservation is not required and all members are welcome to attend.

Benefit from having your business exposed to the community with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Your picture will appear in The Breeze Newspaper, Chamber Trends e-Magazine and the Chamber Newsletter. A Facebook Event is created for you a Facebook LIVE is done for you and extra Photos taken for your Social Media as well!

For information about scheduling a Ribbon Cutting for your business or about this Ribbon Cutting event, please contact Lisa Barrella at (239) 549-6900 x103 or lisa@capecoralchamber.com.

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Digital Discussion: Roberto Clemente, The Pittsburgh Pirates, and Thomas Edison's Connection with Baseball in Fort Myers 11/16/2021 10:30 AM – 11/16/2021 11:30 AM

From 1955 to 1968, the Pittsburgh Pirates conducted spring training in Fort Myers. This team was led by hall of fame outfielder Roberto Clemente during the Jim Crow Era. In this informative talk, Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will highlight the players on the team, their experiences in Fort Myers, and Thomas Edison’s connection with baseball.

This is a free discussion. Register online at edisonford.org.

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Lake Michigan Credit Union – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY! 11/17/2021 4:30 PM – 11/17/2021 5:00 PM

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Join us at this Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to welcome our new members to the Chamber. This is a great opportunity to come and network, take a tour, and get more information about our local businesses. A reservation is not required and all members are welcome to attend.

Benefit from having your business exposed to the community with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Your picture will appear in The Breeze Newspaper, Chamber Trends e-Magazine and the Chamber Newsletter. A Facebook EVENT is created for you, a Facebook LIVE is done for you and extra Photos are taken for your Social Media as well!

For information about scheduling a Ribbon Cutting for your business or about this Ribbon Cutting event, please contact Lisa Barrella at (239) 549-6900 x103 or lisa@capecoralchamber.com.

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Cape Coral Farmers’ Market – Club Square 11/6/2021 8:00 – 11/6/2021 13:00

The Cape Coral Farmers Market has been a favorite Saturday morning destination for 26 years. Over the years, we have grown to over 125 vendors. We are confident that we have all the delicious foods and local crafts that you love to shop for.

Fresh, local & healthy fruits and veggies, including Certified Organic produce, are the core of the market along with homemade and handmade foods and crafts. Fresh baked breads & pastries, homemade pickles, jams & jellies, Gulf fresh seafood, fresh meats, homemade pet treats, handcrafted soaps, essential oils, local honey, made-on-site guacamole, fresh, cut flowers, native plants & trees are just some of the fantastic products available.

Since shopping and eating seem to go so well together, the market has endless options. A food truck court and tent vendors offer BBQ, Crepes, Empanadas, Mexican food, German street food and healthy options like Kombucha, health smoothies, Acai bowls and salads.

Each season we do our best to give back to the community by offering spaces for non-profits, schools and community groups. Another way we give back is by offering the ability for our EBT/SNAP customers to shop for healthy and affordable food options. We are proud to say that 7 years ago, we were the first market in Lee County to offer ease of shopping for our neighbors.

We are also proud that we were the first market in Lee County to offer Fresh Access Bucks to our EBT/SNAP customers. This program gives $40.00 extra to purchase Florida grown fruits & veggies at the market. A healthy community is a great outcome.

The market can also be very entertaining with great musicians perform during the season.

We hope that you choose to make the Cape Coral Farmers Market your Saturday Morning Destination!

For more information, call Claudia St Onge at (239) 549-6900 x101, cso@capecoralchamber.com (or) visit the Farmers’ Market site at www.capecoralfarmersmarket.com

Best of 2020