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"i din For The Week Of May 7 0 Through May 17 Clip And Save Fort Myers News-Press Fri. May 10, 1974 Datebook covers all of Southwest Florida's clubs, churches, nightclubs, recreation, culture, entertainment, general activities and government. If your organization is presenting a guest speaker, philanthropic project, discussion or public activity, be sure and let us know. Deadline for Friday publication is Wednesday noon for all events taking place from that Friday through the following Friday. Clubs Doughters ot the Americon Revolution meet today, 2 p.m., 1683 Honson Street, Fort Myers. Snake Club, meets Wednesday, Edison Community College, building B, room 101, 1 p.m. The public is invited. Thomos Edison Reserve Officers Association, Chapter 10 and the Mina Edison ROAL Club, dinner meeting Thursday, Kiwanis House, Fort Myers. Social hour, 6 P.m., program and buiness meeting following. Royal Palm Life Member Club, Telephone Pioneer of America meet noon, Thursday, Knights Of Columbus Hall, Fort Myers. Luncheon and program of Indian dancing by Mr. and Mrs. Victor Griffin. Buckeye Club, chicken dinner, Saturday, 11 a.m.. Cape Coral Yacht Club Pavilion. Parents Without Partners, dinner dance, Saturday, p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club. Exchange Club of ' Lee County meets today, 7:30 p.m. Ladies Night dinner. Holiday Inn, West First Street, Fort Myers. Exchange Club ' breakfast, Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. af Plantation Pancake Inn, Fort Myers. Greeters Club luncheon, Thursday, noon, Holiday Inn, Fort Myrs. Speaker, Peter Messier, guest speaker. Villas Ceramic Club meets today, 7:30 p.m.. Villas Community Center, Fort Myers. Minnesota Club meets Monday, 1 p.m., Port Charlotte Civic Association Center. Luncheon and business meeting following. Christian women's Club of Southwest Florida brunch, Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sheraton Inn, Fort Myers. Speaker, Blllie Taylor. Music, Randy Poyner, soloist. R.S.V.P. Republican Club of Cape Coral, meets Thursday, Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet Club, 8 p.m. Speakers, Casey Jablonski and Herman Horton, Mayoral candidates. Society of Symphony Women, breakfast and style show, Saturday, 9:15 a.m., Sheraton Inn, Fort Myers. Cost, $2.75 per person. Public Is invited. Florida Federation of Woman's Clubs meets Thursday, Christ United Methodist Church, Lehigh Acres. Workshop for District 12. Registrairon begins at 9:30 a.m. Luncheon, fee, $2.50. County wide Rotary Meeting, Tuesday, 12:15 P.m., Araba Temple, Hanson Street, Fort Myers. Cape Coral Retired Officers Association meets Friday, May 17, 8:00 p.m., Cape Coral Yacht Club .Pavilion. Woman's Club of Port Charlotte, Americon Lesion, Port Charlotte Post No. 110, co-sponsoring reception to honor new citizens of this area. Today, 8-9:30 p.m. at Legion Home, Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Refreshments served at conclusion of program. American Association of Retired People San Carlos Park Chapter No. Uil, meet today, San Carlos Park Recreation Hall, I p.m. Miscellaneous Drug Abuse Council of Lee County, open 4 p.m., YOUnity House, Fort Myers. New by laws discussed, 1950 Henderson Avenue. "Maypole Friendship Party," Lehigh Acres Auditorium, Saturday night. Begins with ' reception for newcomers to the community, 8-9:00 p.m. Presidents of all clubs in Lehigh Acres invited to attend. Dance follows, no charge. Fabric, velvet painting, pattern design classes, 7-9:30 p.m. Monday, Recreation Center South, Fort Myers. Senior Citizens Center, lona House, 1800 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Telephone for information on full range of free activities for senior citizens. Alcoholics Anonymous, call 332-1300 for schedule of meet-ings throughout Southwest Florida. Southwest Florida Crafts Guild meets Saturday, 2:30 p.m., First Federal Savinqs and Loan on College Parkway, Fort Myers. Program: Demonstration of Polyester Resin by Dr. Robin Brown. Preregistration for kindergarten and first grade children not currently attending Lee County Schools, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. On Monday, registration will also be held from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Firearms class for women, sponsored by the Lee County Sheriffs Dept., June 3-7, 6-7 p.m., Sheriffs Department gun range on State Road 82, between Ortiz Avenue and the Humane Society. Weapons provided for those not owning their own. The Naples Park Area Association is holding a potluck dinner, Saturday, 6 p.m., 665 103rd Avenue North. YMCA Is forming an American Athletic Union Track Team, meeting Wednesday, YMCA, Evans Avenue, 7:30 p.m. Scuba class, YMCA sponsored, starts Monday, May 20. 5-week V A J Journey Into Blackness A highly acclaimed black musical theater group is scheduled to perform in Fort Myers. On Saturday, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. will bring "Voices, Inc." from the Mt. Morris Amphitheatre in New York City. The company will perform "Journey Into Blackness," a two act musicl dramtic production. According to Edwin Newman of WNBC-TV, the group "has more talent on the stage than the law should allow. ' Genuinely moving, vocally irresistible, it is decidedly worth seeing." The group explores black consciousness through music from the voices of tribal innocence to the contemporary engma of chained freedom. Voice, drums, blues, work chants and "the ambiguous dissonance of today's sounds, torn between conflicting rhythm of violence and love," will be featured. The presentation will be given at the Fort Myers High School Auditorium at 7:45 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Delta Sigma Theta's scholarship fund. Adults: $3. Students: $1.50. Reading Whiz To Speak Dr. William D. Sheldon, reading expert and author of many reading textbooks, will be in Naples Thursday to address the Collier Reading Council. He will speak to educators and interested community people at Poinciana School at 7:15 p.m. His topic will be "Research in Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills." Dr. Sheldon is Director of the Reading and Language Arts Center and Chaiman of the Improvement of Learning Program at Syracuse University. He is best known as the author of the Sheldon Basic Readers, published by Allyn Bacon and used in thousands of elementary schools throughout Jhe United States. course, Monday and Tuesday nights, 7-9:30 p.m. Edison Community College Continuing Education Courses: Accounting-Bookeeping I, 10-week course, beginning Monday, 7-10 p.m.; fee $15 Donald Flint, instructor. Astrology, 8-week course, beginning Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m.; fee $10. Mrs. Robert Zeltner, instructor. Beginning Golf, 8-week course, twice weekly beginning Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.; fee $15. . Larry Fox, instructor. Beginning Tennis, 8-week course beginning Saturday, 8:30-10 a.m.; fee $8. Mrs. Bea Johnson, instructor. Concerts LeTorneau Singers, McGregor Baptist Church, 5523 McGregor Blvd. Monday, 7:30 p.m. Wayne Cochran and "The C C Riders" and the New Christy Minstrels, Charlotte County Auditorium, Tuesday, 8 p.m. Sponsored bv Sand Trap Lounge. All proceeds to Sheriff's Boys' Ranch and Girls' Villa. Tickets $5 per person. Films "The Ultimate Adventure," Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral, Friday, 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Kiononia Youth Group of Skyline Bible Church. Plays "Draeula," Edison Players, today, Saturday, Friday May 17, Saturday May 18. Curtain, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $3.50 adults, $2 students. For reservations, call theater box office, 4-6 p.m. Asolo State Theatre, Sarasota Performance Schedule: Friday: "A Delicate Balance," 8:15 p.m. Saturday: "The Devil's General," 2:00 p.m., "Private Lives," 8:15 p.m. Sunday: "Ar-sanic and Old Lace," 8:15 p.m. Tuesday: "Broadway," 2:00 p.m., "A Delicate Balance," 8:15 p.m. Wednesday: "Arsenic and Old Lace," 2:00 p.m., "Private Lives," 8:15 p.m. Thursday: "The Devil's General," 8:15 p.m. Friday: "Broadway," 8:15 p.m. Government American Party meeting, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Lee County Courthouse, Fort Myers. Speaker, Dr. Grady Nile, U.S. Senatorial candidate. Public is invited. i Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Thursday, My 23rd, noon. New members registration at 1130 a.m. The National Organization for Women, (NOW), meets Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Barnett Bank on Cleveland Avenue. Speaker, i 1 1 c J 1 I Enid Earle, "Women In Politics." Public is invited to attend. Lee County Commissioners, meeting Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Lee County Courthouse. Lee County Commissioners Zoning, Monday, 9 a.m. County Commissioners meeting room, Lee County Courthouse, Fort Myers. Naples Community Hospital Auxiliary, loaay, speaxer, ur Beach Club Hotel, 12:30 p.m. Art Exhibits Exhibition of recent paintings by Therese Knowles, Peg Junkin, Don D. Brown, 2-5 p.m., closes today. Florida Craftsman Show, through Wednesday, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Mobile Library Today: Al's Super Market, 9 9:45 a.m. Old Bridge Park, 10 - 10:45 a.m. St. James City at General Store, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. Cape Coral at Nobility Homes, NE IS Avenue, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Waterway Estates, Lakeview and Orange Grove, 3:45 4:30 p.m. Monday: Coach Light Manor, 9 9:4S a.m. Estero, 10 10:45 a.m. River Garden Trailer Park, 11 11:45 a.m. Tahiti Mobile Village, 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Villas, 2:15 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: Carriage Village, 1 -1:45 p.m. Mobile Manor, 2 2:45 p.m. Handy Corner, at Bayshore and Nolle, 3:15-4 p.m. Wednesday: Shell Pom Villge 9:30 10:30 a.m. Century 21, 11:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Thunderbird 1:45 2:45 p.m. Harlem Heights, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Thursday: Presbyterian Apts., 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Southward Village Annex, 2:15 3:00 p.m. Southward Village, 3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Friday: May 17: Michigan ve. Link Apts. 1:00 1:4S p.m. Michigan Court, 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Michigan Court (A Street), 3:00 3:45 p.m. Churches Church of Jesus Christ, Sunday School, 10 a.m., church, 11 a.m. Copeland Christian Reformed Church, 10 a.m., Sunday, Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet Club. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. Richard E. Benner, guest minister from Banqor, Maine. Edison Avenue at Clitford Streeet. YMCA Summer Day Camp Sign Up Attention mom and dad! Its time to register your sons and daughters for the 1974 Fort Myers YMCA Day Camp program which will be held this summer at the YMCA, 3775 Evans Ave., Fort Myers. The Y will offer four two week sessions with the first beginning on June 17 and the last one ending on August 9. The day camp is staffed with High school and college age counselors who are trained by the YMCA. Some of the activities to be covered in a day camp session are arts and crafts, sailing, swimming, games, and field trips. School Preregistration Preregistration for kindergarten and first grade children not currently attending Lee County schools will be held Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children also may be preregistered on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parents are asked to preregister their children at the elementary school nearest their homes. Before the beginning of school, children will be required to have a birth certificate, Florida certificate of immunization and examination by a physician, and parents are asked to take these records to preregistration if possible. The immunization certificate is provided by private doctor and the Lee County Health Department. Children are not required to be present at preregistration. Spf SiCpiif Encounter With God A movie based on the adventures of men said to be the first to cross the Sahara Desert on motorcycles," The Ultimate Adventure," will be shown at Four Freedoms Park, in Cape Coral, under the auspicies of the Kiononia Youth Group of the Cape's Skyline Bible Church, tonight at 8:30- The movie, in color and sound, tells of tne cyclists "dramtjc encounter with God." Admissiion is free. Refreshments will be served. ; f r J -u 4, t Church Gospel Concert The LeTourneau Singers, nationally known in evangelical circles, will be presented in a program at McGregor Baptist Church, 5523 McGregor Blvd. Monday night at 7:30. The public is invited to hear this group of young people from Longview, Texas singing a repertoire of sacred music that, according to th Rev. James O. Holbrook, crosses the barriers of age and varying tastes in music. Area Attractions Fort Myers Shell Factory World's largest shell factory. Open for tours 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Located on U.S. 41 North. Thomas A. Edison winter home, laboratory and gardens of Edison, open for tours daily, 9 m m tA A n m kAnnAntt Ihrnimh Saturday. First tour Sunday at vr.m p.m. zjii McGregor Diva., Fort Myers. Waltzing Waters, Aqua Follies, Cape Coral. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. -,. Big Cypress Nature Center. Self guided tours daily. Goodlett Road, Naples. Ding Darling Sanctuary, Sanibel Island. Self guided tours daily. Audubon : Sanctuary ' at Corkscrew Swamp. Self guided boardwalk tours daily. Corkscrew. Everglades Jungle Cruises, Fort Myers Yacht Basin. Cruises daily, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Everglades Wonder Gardens, Bonita Springs, . continuous guided tours, daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jungle Larry's African Safari, "America's largest tropical botanical garden." Four shows and tours daily, 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Walt Disney World, Orlando. Fun, fantasy, adventure, daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nightclubs Big Still, North Fort Mvers, Troy Shandell through Sunday. Norville Felpha, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. -2 a.m., and Bob Starling and the "Hi-Lites." Club Coach Lounge, Lehigh Acres, "Two's A Componv," Monday-Friday, 8 p.m.-l a.m., Saturday, 9 p.m. -2 a.m. Empire Lounge, Fort Mvers. Jim Franklin and the "Driving Winds," Monday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jam session, Monday. Holiday Inn, Fort Myers, Jerry Dvcke and Larry Britt, today and Saturday, 9 p.m.-l a.m. Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Beach, Jim Leonard, Monday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-l a.m. Matador Room, Lehigh Acres Gary Marquis and his orchestra, 7 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-' Friday, Sunday, Saturday, 7 p.m.-l a.m. Ramada 'Inn, Fort Myers. Rick and Carol, Monday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-l a.m. Rolling Stone, Fort Myers, "Hot Shot," Wedneday-Sundoy, 9 o.m.-2 a.m.. Shay's Lounge, Fort Myers, Discotheque, Monday-Wednesday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. "The Flight," Thursday-Sunday, 9 p.m. -2 a.m. XI i it ' , , Sheraton Inn, Fort Myers. "Sage," Monday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Spanish Main, Fort Myers. "Fancy Colors," Monday-Satur-. day, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. - Sand Trap Lounge, Port Charlotte. "Laig," through Saturday "Dallas," begins Monday. Monday through Saturday, 9 p.m.-l:30 a.m. Recreation Adult Ballroom Dance Group, Naples Department of Parks and Recreation, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Naples Community Center. Shuffelboard and games. Every Wednesday and Sunday. 1-5 p.m., Naples Park Association "Building. Bingo: Fort Myers Beach Shrine Club, 850 San Carlos Blvd; Friday, 8 p.m. Temple Beth-El, Cape Coral, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. American Legion Hall, Buttonwood Dr. Fort Myers Beach, 7:45 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, St. Raphael Parish Hall, Lehigh, 8 p.m. Friday, Temple Emanu-EI, Lehigh, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Lehigh Audi-' torium, 8 p.m. Thursday. Sunshine Villas Lehigh, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Port Charlotte, Cultural Center, Friday 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Legion Home, 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, LaFemme at Fort Myers Lions Den, 8 p.m. Monday, KC Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sunday Elks Club, 8 p.m. Thursday. Tice Lions Den, 8 p.m. Friday. VFW Post 2444, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. San Carlos Community Hall, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 8 p.m. Matlacha-Pine Island Volunteer Fire Department Thursday, 7:30 p.m. St. INTERESTING FACTS It's hard to believe, but the earth is actually closer to the sun in winter than it is in summer! Why, then, is it colder in winter and warmer in summer? Winter and summer are actually caused - not by the earth moving closer or farther away from the sun but by the tilt of the earth. In' our winter, the northern half of the world is tilted away from the sun, while in summer it is tilted toward the sun although the earth itself is really closer to the sun, in actual miles, during our winter. And, here's another interesting fact ... . Robb & Stucky has been helping Southwest Floridians furnish their homes in good taste with furniture values since 1915. FORT MYERS NAPLES LEHIGH Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Variety Two LaBelle groups plan a Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Variety Show in LaBelle on Saturday, May 18. Proceeds from the show, sponsored by the Clarence Michael Branch of National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation and the LaBelle Jaycees, will be used to help combat cystic fibrosis, a serious children's respiratory disease. Mrs. Willie Snow, co-chairman of the benefit show says that the CF chapter in .LaBelle is the only one in Southwest Florida. All performers, amateur and professional, interested in appearing in the CF Bnefit Variety Show are asked to contact Mrs. Bette Foote at 675-2051 or 675-7341 in LaBelle. How To Grow A Family Tree In commemoration of the United States Bicentennial, the Big Cypress Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will present a seminar on genealogy Thursday at the Naples Community Center, 755 Eighth Avenue South, at 2 p.m. "How to Index, Collect Records and Compile a Family Geneaology" will be the topic of the principle speaker, Mrs. Richard H. Thompson, ,Jr. of St. Petersburg. She is a former state chairman of the Genealogical Records Committee and former member of the steering committee of the USA Bicentennial Committee, of the National Society of the DAR. A question and answer session and a workshop will follow Mrs. Thompson's talk and ancestral charts will be available for those who wish to start a family tree under the direction of the experienced genalogst. Andrews Parish Hall, Cape Coral, Saturday, 8 p.m. Cape Coral Fire Hail, Monday, 8 p.m. Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet Club, Wednesday, 7:45 p.m. American Legion Hall, 8 p.m. Saturday. Lehigh Acres Fire Station, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Jewish Community center, 915 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral. Square Dancing: Cape Coral Squares, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Yacht and Racquet Club. Sunshine Squares, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sportsman's Yacht Club, Cape Coral. Womans Club, Fort Myers Beach Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Lessons, 6:30 p.m. Bonita Square Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Bonita Community Hall. Lehigh Squares, 8 p.m. Friday, Lehigh Auditorium, Caloosa Squares, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sportsman's Yacht and Racquet Club, Cape Coral. Cape Coral Square Dance Club, Lessons, Monday, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Cape Coral Yacht and Racquet Club. Caloosa Squares, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jewish Community Center, Cape Coral, 915 SE 47th Terrace. Beginners. 8 p.m. intermediates. Kriss Kross Squares, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Seven Lakes Auditorium. Card Games: Bridge, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sportsman's Yacht Club. Pinochle, 1 p.m. Thursday, Cope Coral Yacht and Racquet Club. Coconut Duplicate bridge, KC Hall, 7:30 p.m. Mondoy. Duplicate Bridge, Seven Lakes, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, 1 p.m. Port Charlotte Cultural Center, Duplicate Bridge, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Pinochle, Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Pinochle, Naples Corftmunity Center, 7:15 p.m. Thursday. . Fort Myers Bridge Club, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Fort Myers Country Club. ft ROBB&STUCKY FURNITURE '. 2235 I Colonial Blvd I I ' 11: t ( f j i 'Visions Of Darkness' Edgar Allen Poe, one of the most unique and gifted of all American writers led a life that has xfascinated readers as much as his many contributions fr literature. Poe is credited with writing the first detective stories and with perfecting the modern short story form. But Poe paid for his extraordinary gifts with an ultimately fatal self-destructive drive that left him penniless and drunk and dying in a Philadelphia gutter. Jack demons, of Fort Myers, has written a play, "Visions of Darkness" that depicts Poe's last few days on earth. The premeire performance of the play will be held tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Edison Community College auditorium. Ticketswill sell for $2.50. Students, $1.75. Eat Chicken, Save Sight . It's time again for some of the good old fashioned Chicken barbeques, put on by the North Fort Myers Lions Club, for the benefit of their sight conservation program. Barbecue or oven fried chicken, with all the trimmings, will be served today from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ndrth Fort Myers Lions Club building on Pine Island Road and Beechwood Drive. Donations of $2.50 are requested from adults and $1.25 from children Great Show On Earth Thirty Seven Lakes residents will take to the stage oh Saturday at 8 p.m. with an evening of talent entitled "The Greatest Show on Earth (or at least at Seven Lakes). Master of ceremonies for the 16 acts scheduled will be Phil Simpson, with musical accompaniment provided by Cathy Connolley, Sam Beaty and Phil Simpson. Among the performers will be Ann Rothschild and Julie Van Surdam.who were billed as the "Little Sisters'.' on vaudeville Ann and Julie will be performing in "Betty Boop, Julie and Their Sweethearts." Other featured acts will be a comic take off called "Jeanette Eddy and Nelson McDonald in Indian Love Call," and a lively chorus of ladies high stepping at "The Seven Lakes Wreckettes." Singer Lou Bruno will perform his' impressions of Eddie Cantor and AI Jolson. I jL Sin Memory ' ! maker V J TONI TOElE Softly-gathered wraplook, vivaciously Vol, disarmingly bare. Ton! Todd cummerbunds the midriff to a romance-stirring long. Fits like a dream In lightweight polyester double knit, machine washabledryable. Aqua, red or blue. SiiTMilP Will Ill'pj1!' 'mm 7 I 1 Remember Mother on Her Day Sunday 28 00' 2264 FIRST STREET DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS

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