On Tuesday, November 15, 2022 the Bonita Naples Rotary Foundation is excited to host a Business Expo.  As we come out of the summer “doldrums” and begin the holiday and winter “season,” this is a great opportunity to kick-start your business, get visibility in the community AND help support our Foundation fundraising for local projects!…

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Join impressionist painter Marie Dyer for a landscape painting workshop. Inspired by the lush grounds of the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, you will create a unique landscape painting. All experience levels are welcome. Supplies are included. The class will take place outside the Edison Caretaker’s House. Advance registration is required. For more information, please…

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Children aged 6 to 12 Students will gather at the Edison Caretaker’s House for a lesson in good manners. This class teaches proper introduction, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion. Classes are taught by Suzanne Willis, who teaches etiquette classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels…

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates Emerging Inventors programs are designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. These sessions include opportunities to socialize with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the property. This program runs from September through May. Advance registration is required. Register online at edisonford.org.

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For those of you that love our gardening events and enjoy spending time outdoors, you won’t want to miss our annual Orchid Sale and Symposium! Horticulturists and growers will have orchids available for sale, including rare and native species. The event will take place outdoors, under the oak trees. Vendors are open to the public.…

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Spend a special Sunday evening with an unforgettable jazz performance by one of the top collegiate ensembles in the Bower School of Music, conducted by Mr. Brandon Robertson.  The Jazz Ensemble has been featured at the Landings Music Festival, the Sanibel Jazz Festival, and is an EMMY nominated ensemble for best documentary on a collegiate…

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Grades 1-3: September 14, 2022, at 10 a.m. Homeschool Science Scholar programs are designed for children in grades 1-6 and typically held in an outdoor classroom environment (weather permitting). Our education staff, called “Wild Wizards” will challenge student’s minds and foster collaboration in this science and engineering series. In this session, student will learn about…

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A successful butterfly garden will include not only include eye-catching nectar plants, but also a variety of larval host plants. In this talk, visitors will learn how to design and care for butterfly gardens in a home landscape, including best locations, plant pairings and more. Common varieties of butterflies that visitors will see include the…

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Grades 4-6: September 8, 2022, at 10 a.m. Homeschool Science Scholar programs are designed for children in grades 1-6 and typically held in an outdoor classroom environment (weather permitting). Our education staff, called “Wild Wizards” will challenge student’s minds and foster collaboration in this science and engineering series. In this session, student will learn about…

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates Emerging Inventors programs are designed for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. These sessions include opportunities to socialize with other children, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the property. This program runs from September through May. Advance registration is required. Register online at edisonford.org.

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In this informative talk, learn about the history of the Lindbergh family and their connection to Southwest Florida. Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will discuss why Charles and Anne Lindbergh chose to visit the Fort Myers area and the couple’s favorite things to do in this beautiful town. This is a free virtual lecture. Register…

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There are more than 17 varieties of mango trees throughout the Edison Ford botanical gardens that are thriving and producing fruits. Depending on the variety grown, mangoes can ripen from June through September. Ford’s home was nicknamed “The Mangoes” due to the abundance of these trees on the estate when he bought the home. Mina Edison also attached…

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