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Edison and Ford Winter Estates Closing for Hurricane

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Closing for Hurricane Ian FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 26, 2022) -- The historic property of Edison and Ford Winter Estates is preparing for possible hurricane conditions. The site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28. The site is scheduled to re-open on Thursday,…

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Edison and Ford Winter Estates Closing for Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 26, 2022) — The historic property of Edison and Ford Winter Estates is preparing for possible hurricane conditions. The site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28. The site is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, September 29, weather permitting. The site is open regular hours (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) today, September 26. Additionally, this week’s Inside-the-Homes tours are cancelled and will resume next week.

Hurricane shutters are being installed on historic homes and buildings. Porch furniture in vulnerable locations will be moved inside, and antique cars will be moved from the Ford property to the museum.

Care is also taken to protect the historic gardens. Horticulturists and landscaping specialists conduct stormscaping as needed to minimize damage to trees and shrubs. Detailed records are documented, including inventory and photographs of plants and trees prior to any storms.

If the hurricane does hit Fort Myers, visitors are advised to check the website at EdisonFord.org or call 239-334-7419 prior to arriving on Thursday to ensure the site is open.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights, except Christmas and Christmas Eve.

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2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Hurricane Ian Update - 9.26.2022

Hurricane Ian Update All adult education classes and testing (GED classes, GED testing, ESOL classes, and Lifelong Learning classes) are canceled for Monday (PM), Tuesday (all day), and Wednesday (all day). An announcement will be made by 5 pm on Wednesday for the rest of the week.

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All adult education classes and testing (GED classes, GED testing, ESOL classes, and Lifelong Learning classes) are canceled for Monday (PM), Tuesday (all day), and Wednesday (all day). An announcement will be made by 5 pm on Wednesday for the rest of the week.

Hurricane Ian Update: Hear from Executive Director Drew Bartlett on SFWMD Storm Preparations

Storm Preparation Update South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Executive Director Drew Bartlett will provide an update on District operations in preparation of Hurricane Ian from the SFWMD's Emergency Operations Center.Watch live on SFWMD's Facebook at 2:30 p.m.SFWMD will continue to keep the public informed on its emergency operations and flood control efforts as Hurricane…

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Storm Preparation Update

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Executive Director Drew Bartlett will provide an update on District operations in preparation of Hurricane Ian from the SFWMD’s Emergency Operations Center.
Watch live on SFWMD’s Facebook at 2:30 p.m.
SFWMD will continue to keep the public informed on its emergency operations and flood control efforts as Hurricane Ian approaches. Following the briefing, the video will be posted to the District’s YouTube and Vimeo for viewing and downloading.
Continue to check SFWMD’s Hurricane Ian webpage and follow SFWMD on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on our operations.
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The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. Our mission is to safeguard and restore South Florida’s water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region’s water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders.

Oct 5th at 9am - ESCUCHANOS - Hispanic Market & Hispanic Business Success Stories

ESCUCHANOSHispanic Market & Hispanic Business Success Stories October 5th from 9-10a Hispanic Business owners continue to thrive in Florida with SBA’s help. Join us to hear how Hispanic Business owners leveraged SBA’s programs and services, to succeed in business and make their mark on Florida’s economy.With 6.3 million and counting, Hispanics are now the nation’s…

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Hispanic Market & Hispanic Business Success Stories

October 5th from 9-10a

Hispanic Business owners continue to thrive in Florida with SBA’s help. Join us to hear how Hispanic Business owners leveraged SBA’s programs and services, to succeed in business and make their mark on Florida’s economy.
With 6.3 million and counting, Hispanics are now the nation’s largest minority outpacing all other groups in business start-ups.
Come celebrate with us, South and North Florida SBA Offices, as we host Dr. Fernando Rivera, Director at the University of Central Florida, Puerto Rico Research Hub. Listen in as we discuss the latest trends impacting Hispanics in Florida.
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MEETING CANCELLED: 9/28/22 CRA Board of Commissioners Meeting

The 9/28/22 meeting of the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners has been cancelled due to the impending weather event. Please contact the CRA Office for assistance if needed. Phone: (239) 321-7100Email Dcroon@cityftmyers.com We hope to see you there.Thank you! More Information Stay connected and learn more about your CRA!Click the…

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MEETING CANCELLED: 9/28/22 CRA Board of Commissioners Meeting

The 9/28/22 meeting of the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners has been cancelled due to the impending weather event.

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Phone: (239) 321-7100
Email Dcroon@cityftmyers.com

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Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

South Florida District Office Federal Government Contracting 101 – September 27 10amReady…set…sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more!Registration (gotowebinar.com) Building Your Network - Building Your Business – September 27 12…

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Federal Government Contracting 101 – September 27 10am
Ready…set…sell to the federal government! This workshop provides information on registering with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities, who to market to within the federal government, and so much more!
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Building Your Network – Building Your Business – September 27 12 noon
This dynamic four session series is full of strategies for a successful and profitable sales program. In each session Louis shares insightful and easy to initiate tools and strategies for increasing your business network and profits. Sales people compete for potential customers and this series will ensure you can separate yourself from the competition. Having educated thousands of sales and marketing professionals in the US, Canada and Europe, Louis focuses on increasing profits. In four sessions the sales series will be like no other you have ever attended – full of tips, tools and strategies for building your business.
No product or service can sell without a marketing plan and networking strategy. Learn how to increase your network, understand the value and plan for joining associations, how to work your territory, how to review a sales report as you learn how to engage your customers. Hear about easy to use strategies for effective marketing. Learn how to review data to know what works and what does not. Understand your networking building plan will increase your business.
Part 3: Building Your Network – Building Your Business | SCORE

Managing Human Resources in 2022 – September 27 1pm
It’s critical to protect your company and yourself as an employer, whether you are about to hire your first employee or have 50 employees, by creating and developing strong human resource procedures.
Whether you are a small business owner, human resources manager or office manager, this seminar will address five critical HR issues that all employers face:
• Employee Handbook and Documentation
• Onboarding Employees Effectively
• Discipline and Termination Safely
• Employee Performance and Documentation
• 2021 Compliance, Safety and OSHA
Managing Human Resources in 2022 | SCORE

Free Business Resources and Networking Event – September 28 9am
Meet one-on-one with agency representatives to help your business grow and succeed
– Business Financing
– Business Plan Development
– Marketing
– How to do Business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
– Doing Business with Miami-Dade County and More
News Flash • Homestead, FL • CivicEngage (cityofhomestead.com)

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps – September 28 10am
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps.
In this session you’ll learn how to:
• Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
• Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
• Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
• Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps | SCORE

Show me the money – Financing options for your small business – September 28 11am
This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are reviewed. Topics to be discussed include familiar options such as self-financing, funding from friends & family, and partnerships.
Other sources are reviewed such as:
• Small Business Loans
• SBA Loan Guaranty Program
• Microloans
Some less conventional financing sources along with their pros and cons are also discussed, including selling equity (shares), venture capital, angel investors, and crowd funding.
Show me the money – Financing options for your small business Tickets | Eventbrite

Get More Opens with Great Subject Lines – September 28 12noon
In the busy inbox, you have just a few milliseconds to convince someone to open your email. Beyond the relationship you’ve been building with your contacts, your subject line must capture their attention and entice them to open and read your email. In this presentation, we’ll provide tips and plenty of examples to get you writing subject lines that work. You’ll learn:
• The basics of a good subject line
• Trends for writing great subject lines
• Tips for getting creative with your subject lines
Get More Opens with Great Subject Lines | SCORE

What Your Nonprofit Needs in Order to Rise to the Next Level – September 28 5pm
This is the second of a two-part series. This seminar is designed for anyone starting or operating a nonprofit entity. If you’ve already started your nonprofit, you can attend this workshop if you haven’t done the first one.
This class focuses in deeper detail on the definition, importance and objectives of nonprofits…
• The successful business model
• Recruiting board members, staff and volunteers
• Organizational relationships between ED and Board Chairperson
• The roles and responsibilities of the board and the executive director including skill sets
• Financial strategies
• Funding development
What Your Nonprofit Needs in Order to Rise to the Next Level | SCORE

Stand Out Online With Google’s Tools for Small Business – September 28 6pm
This workshop will introduce you to Google’s many tools to help you operate your business.
Having an online presence is important to the success of many businesses. Visibility on search sites can lead customers to your business. Google is one of the “go to” places for online searches. Google can also provide significant cloud based infrastructure for small businesses that empowers owners at little or no cost. This workshop will introduce you to Google’s many tools to help you operate your business.
• Get your business on Google for free
• Learn how to be found when people search on Google
• Position your business on Google Maps
• Build your first website for free
• Use Google tools to start a website
• View templates that are easy to us
Stand Out Online With Google’s Tools for Small Business | SCORE

Cybersecurity Basics, for Startups and Entrepreneurs – September 28 6pm
Since 2020, the FBI has reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes. Small businesses are prime targets of these attacks due to lack of awareness when it comes to protecting systems and data.
This webinar will teach you:
• Why small businesses are targets of cybercrimes
• Proactive measures that will help you avoid data loss, scams, and cyberattacks
• The single most important thing you can do today to ensure your business can recover quickly from any IT disaster, including a cyberattack
iThink: Cybersecurity Basics, for Startups and Entrepreneurs | SCORE

Women, Minority & Veteran Certification – September 29 10am
It’s no myth…women, minority and veteran certification could present opportunities for your business. But there is a process to becoming certified. In this class, you will learn how to complete the State of Florida certification application and discover how you can use it to seek business with the private sector and government.
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Women’s Roundtable – September 30 10am
Discover the strength of building a strong network and how today’s businesswomen are accomplishing more than ever before.
Our open discussions review:
• Converting leads into cash.
• Aligning with and supporting your goals through strategic alliances.
• Processes that guarantee results.
• Creating community partners to leverage your time and money.
• Initiating action instead of “the deer in the headlights” apathy.
• Believing in your products, services and yourself.
Women’s Roundtable | SCORE

Conociendo y Aprendiendo la competencia – October 1 9:30am
En este webinar aprenderá, los pasos para identificar y estudiar a los competidores, las fuentes de recopilación de datos, uso de herramientas de análisis de comparación competitiva, y desarrollo de estrategias de ventajas competitivas.
Contenido
1. ¿Qué es la competencia?
2. ¿Quiénes son los competidores?
3. Investigando a la competencia
4. Análisis de la competencia
5. Aprendiendo de la competencia
Conociendo y Aprendiendo la competencia | SCORE

Sesion Informativa Programa de Navegadores Miami-Dade – October 3 1 pm
Si su empresa está ubicada en el condado de Miami-Dade y su propiedad mayoritaria es de una mujer, un veterano o una persona socialmente y económicamente desfavorecida no se pierda esta sesión de información sobre nuestro Programa de Negocios Navegadores de Miami-Dade.
El programa Business Navigator de Miami-Dade (MDBN) es una nueva e interesante iniciativa local financiada, en parte, a través de una subvención de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) de EE. UU. El programa reúne a siete grupos locales que trabajan para ampliar su alcance y apoyar a las pequeñas y microempresas como la suya.
Regístrese HOY y descubra cómo puede acceder a consultoría, capacitación, información empresarial y recursos personalizados desde sus Business Navigators.
Sesion Informativa Programa de Navegadores Miami-Dade (sbanavigator.org)

Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law – October 3 6pm
As you grow your business, you build value in its name, logos, trademarks, and bylines. They can be as valuable as your business reputation and profit levels.
Are you in a creative business? Designers, illustrators, painters, software engineers, writers, and authors can all create works with long lasting value.
Are you an inventor? How do you establish proof of ownership of your invention?
Attend this workshop and learn:
• Whether you need protection for your intellectual property
• If so, which methods are appropriate to your situation?
• What processes are involved?
• How much you can do yourself, and at what point a lawyer might be needed?
• The timelines involved
By investing a few hours in this workshop, you will have up-to-date information on a key issue that you should address to decide if you need to protect or enhance the value of your business for any intellectual property.
Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law | SCORE

DIVAS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – October 4 9:30am
• Help clients to understand the “industry”
• Identify profitability
• Determine how to get a “slice of the pie”
• Develop & manage successful businesses
Oct-4 Divas In The Trucking Industry (flwbc.org)

Schedule C and Other Small Business Taxes – October 4 10am
In this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss from business, and discuss how to calculate gross profit and gross income, show you how to identify and deduct expenses, and how to calculate net profit or loss. We’ll also cover some areas of interest on Form 1040 and discuss self-employment tax and estimated tax.
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

How to Leverage Small Minority Certifications to Obtain Government Contracts Webinar
– October 4 1pm
During this session you will learn the following:
• Understand the four main levels of government.
• How funding sources can influence the type of required certification.
• Understand which programs have set-asides and which have participation goals.
• Learn what certification programs have had the most success and why.
• Learn about Hub-Zones and how they help small businesses engage in public work.
• Understand how to market your certified firm to the government and to government contractors.
How to Leverage Small Minority Certifications to Obtain Government Contracts Webinar (sbanavigator.org)

Business Continuity Webinar – October 4 6pm
Business continuity management is well underway at most organizations. As Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rapidly impacts our lives and organizations, business continuity management is now more important than ever. In today’s seminar, we will discuss what you can do for your business to prepare for the next disaster.
Business Continuity Webinar (sbanavigator.org)

DISCcover Effective Selling – October 4 6pm
This workshop will use the DISC Model of Human Behavior to help business owners, salespeople and anyone involved in sales learn how to quickly connect with the buyer and sell the way the customer wants to buy.
Selling is influencing, therefore, establishing credibility is essential to sales effectiveness. A strategy built on adapting to the “right fit” for a given prospect will reinforce credibility with every interaction!
The training teaches you how to apply behavioral-based selling strategies, then adjust for each prospect’s behavior style.
Participants will learn:
• The Four DISC styles and…how to recognize them in yourself and others.
• The role personality and behavior styles play in the buy-sell relationship.
• How to “connect” with your buyer/prospect in the way they buy.
• What to communicate to your buyer/prospect to improve sales performance & maximize results.
• How to communicate to your buyer/prospect to improve sales performance & maximize results.
Sales are the key revenue sources of most companies. While some people are born salespeople, some of us have to learn how to become good at sales. The skill is very trainable, as this workshop shows. Spend a few hours and learn some techniques that you can use the next day.
DISCcover Effective Selling | SCORE

SBA Florida – Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration – October 5 9am

With 6.3 million and counting, Hispanics are now the nations largest minority outpacing all other groups in business start-ups. When it comes to Florida’s economy, Puerto Rican’s are over-indexing in relocations to the south east region and in particular, Florida.
Join the South and North Florida SBA Offices as we host Dr. Fernando Rivera, Director at the University of Central Florida, Puerto Rico Research Hub. Listen in as we discuss the latest trends and impacts related to the unprecedented migration of Puerto Ricans to Florida.
Despite language and cultural barriers, Hispanic Business owners continue to thrive in Florida with SBA’s help. Join us as we host 3 highly successful Hispanic Businesses leveraging SBA’s programs and services, as they make their mark on Florida’s economy.
SBA Florida – Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Tickets, Wed, Oct 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Procrastination Negation – Get Moving! – October 5 6pm
• How to Beat Procrastination – Stay Focused – Get Results – Take Control.
• What we will discuss:
• How to develop a mindset of excellence in life and business.
• How to overcome procrastination.
• How to avoid the 4 steps to failure.
• How to take immediate action to achieve your goals.
• Why change is difficult.
• How to make change happen.
• How to be more productive.
• How to start taking immediate action to do more, achieve more and have more!
Procrastination Negation – Get Moving! | SCORE

Miami-Dade Business Navigator Resource Fair – October 6 1pm
The Miami-Dade Business Navigator (MDBN) program is an exciting new local initiative funded, in part, through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The program brings together local groups working to expand their reach and support small and micro-businesses like yours.
This local Resource Fair will bring together MDBN groups and additional small business organizations from around the County to connect directly with Miami businesses. Meet one-on-one with these community groups who can help you access resources and information to start and grow your business. Sign up today!
Miami-Dade Business Navigator Resource Fair (sbanavigator.org)

Feria de Recursos de Asesores Empresariales de Miami-Dade – October 6 1pm
El programa de Asesores Empresariales de Miami-Dade (Miami-Dade Business Navigator o MDBN) es una nueva y emocionante iniciativa local parcialmente financiada a través de una subvención con la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas de los Estados Unidos (SBA). El programa reúne a grupos locales que trabajan para expandir su alcance y apoyar a negocios pequeños y microempresas como la suya.
Esta Feria de Recursos local reunirá a grupos de MDBN y otras organizaciones de pequeñas empresas de todo el Condado para conectarse directamente con empresas de Miami. Reúnase uno a uno con estos grupos comunitarios que pueden ayudarlo a acceder a recursos e información para iniciar y hacer crecer su negocio. ¡Regístrese hoy!
Miami-Dade Business Navigator Resource Fair (sbanavigator.org)

Email Marketing Trends – October 6 6pm
Now is the perfect time to determine the next move for your business and how to stand out from your competitors. It’s time to think about your email strategy for the year ahead so you can focus your energy and make the most out of your time.
Join us as we explore the top email marketing trends for small businesses and simple ideas to incorporate them into your marketing strategy. You’ll learn:
• How to create more personalized email messages
• How to do more business and save time with automation
• How to provide value to grow your business
Email Marketing Trends | SCORE

What You Need to Know to Start a Business – October 6 6pm
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Ready to Start? – October 6 6pm
This is a 4 module workshop series that will take you through the basics of starting up a business. If you are willing to roll up your sleeves & work with the instructors, you’ll come away with a good understanding of the specific challenges & opportunities you will face. You will have a financial plan, a marketing plan, and an estimation of the funding you will need to get started.
Workshop #1: Ready to Start?
In this workshop, you will learn:
• Myths & Realities of Entrepreneurship – The truth about business ownership
• Do you have what it takes – Assessing your skills & experience
• Know your options: Different types of businesses – A closer look at various ways of starting a business
• Making it legal – The nuts & bolts of launching a new business
• Business Plan Basics – Why you need a business plan
Simple Steps for Starting a Business: Ready to Start? | SCORE

Diseñando un Modelo de Negocio – October 8 9:30am
Aprenda a usar el BMC (Business Model Canvas) para desarrollar un nuevo modelo de negocio. Ya sea para arrancar su negocio o para modificar o relanzar un modelo existente.
Diseñando un Modelo de Negocio | SCORE

Overview of SBA Programs and Services – October 13 12 noon
This Webinar covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) has to offer to help you start and grow your business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run trough the SBA Loan Programs as well as or other programs and services including Counseling, export assistance ,Government contracting, Surety Bonds, Disaster assistance, and advocacy services. This Webinar will be presented by Lonnie Koyama from the SBA
Overview of SBA Programs and Services | SCORE

SBA CYBER SUMMIT – October 26 12 noon
Comprised of digestible and compact segments, attendees will have the opportunity to network and access practical tips, problem-solving strategies, industry trends, threat avoidance, and small business testimonials in order to learn how to help small business owners defend themselves against cyber-attacks.
About the Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program
Cyberattacks are a growing threat to small businesses and the U.S. economy. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, the cost of cybercrimes against the small business community reached $2.4 billion in 2021.
SBA CYBER SUMMIT Tickets, Wed, Oct 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

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Florida Women’s Business Center Workshops
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Broward SCORE Workshops
Miami-Dade SCORE Workshops
Space Coast SCORE Workshops
Treasure Coast SCORE Workshops
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Hot Latin Nights A party you don't want to miss. Dance the night away to the sounds of Salsa. Refresh yourself with a cold Mojito or Sangria and little bites of Latin favorites. Celebrate the Gulf Coast Symphony! The highlight of the event will be: Heat Latin Jazz Band and Mojito Groove Latin Salsa Band,…

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Hot Latin Nights

A party you don’t want to miss. Dance the night away to the sounds of Salsa. Refresh yourself with a cold Mojito or Sangria and little bites of Latin favorites. Celebrate the Gulf Coast Symphony!

The highlight of the event will be: Heat Latin Jazz Band and Mojito Groove Latin Salsa Band, two of the hottest Latin Bands in SWFL. Don’t miss this amazing night!

Hot Latin Nights
October 22
6:00pm to 10:30pm
Music & Arts Community Center
13411 Shire Ln, Fort Myers

A $20 cover gets you in the door,
food and drinks available for purchase.

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Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

CEU Opportunity through the Cannabis Professional Online Certificate Program at FGCU!

Cannabis Professional Certificate Program Greetings! join us for the Cannabis Professional Online Certificate Program in Fall 2022. Discover the exciting industry of cannabis and earn CEUs as a physical or occupational therapist! The Cannabis Professional Certificate Program is an intensive, multidisciplinary, 4-week workshop designed to meet the needs of those who want to increase their…

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Cannabis Professional Certificate Program

Greetings! join us for the Cannabis Professional Online Certificate Program in Fall 2022. Discover the exciting industry of cannabis and earn CEUs as a physical or occupational therapist!

The Cannabis Professional Certificate Program is an intensive, multidisciplinary, 4-week workshop designed to meet the needs of those who want to increase their understanding of cannabis and its effects. The workshop will educate participants about the characteristics of the plant; cultivation and extraction techniques; the physiology, pharmacology, and medicinal uses of cannabis; cannabis laws and policies; cannabis as a business; the unique tax, banking, and insurance challenges in the cannabis industry; the history of cannabis; and how to make edibles. The program is comprised of four 1-week modules. The videos and materials for each module are available starting on Sunday. Registrants can work at their own pace to complete the module throughout the week and will then participate in a live virtual class via Zoom on the following Saturday morning.

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Date: Oct 15 – Nov 19, 2022
Time: Online lectures are accessible 24/7
Zoom Meetings on Saturday(s) from 9am – 1pm
Cost: $1395 full program
$395 per week
CEUs: 12 available; you can earn these by taking the full program or enrolling in week 2.

Location: Online Lectures on Canvas
& Virtual Meetings via Zoom

*Payment plans are available by request. Please call our office at (239) 745-4700 or respond to this email for more information.

Register Today!

Meet the Director Behind the Program
Dr. Martha Rosenthal is a Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she teaches courses in cannabis, drugs and society, neuroscience, human physiology, and human sexuality. Dr. Rosenthal is the Director of Research and Education for the Cannabis Research, Education, and Workforce initiative (CREW) at FGCU. Dr. Rosenthal received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia, her master’s degree in neuropharmacology from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. She is the author of a number of textbooks, including Drugs: Mind, Body, and Society. Dr. Rosenthal has been honored to receive the Teacher of the Year award at both the University of Florida and at FGCU and to have presented a TED talk about sex and gender.

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September 2022

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Hurricane Safety Tips

Greetings, As we all know, living in Southwest Florida is beautiful but with that, hurricane season exists. And this year is no different than any other year. We care about you and want you to remain safe and prepared during the upcoming hurricane/storm.

If you are registered for any of our courses this week, please check and make sure they have not been cancelled. At this point, nothing is cancelled, but that could change on a moment’s notice.

Here are some things you should do beforehand of any impending disaster
Create a kit in advance in a bag that you can easily take with you. Some recommended items to include are:

• Non-perishable food (enough to last at least 3 days)
• Water (enough to last at least 3 days)
• First-aid kit (include any prescription medication you may need)
• Personal hygiene items
• Flashlights (have extra batteries on hand)
• Battery operated radio (again, have extra batteries)
• Waterproof container with cash and important documents
• Manual can opener
• Lighter or matches
• Books, magazines, games for recreation
• Special needs items: pet supplies and baby supplies if applicable
• Cooler and ice packs
• A plan for evacuation and for if family members are separated
• Make sure your car has a full tank of gas
• Make sure your cell phone is fully charged prior to storm arrival
• If you need to evacuate, do so quickly as recommended and seek shelter at a central place if need be

Remember, FGCU Academy will be monitoring this storm closely and will make educated decisions as needed. Stay tuned to our website for any emergencies.

If you would like to have FGCU Academy provide programs at your community, click below and send us an email with your information: who the contact person is, their email and phone number along with name of your community. We will be happy to reach out and discuss the possibilities with them.

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Program Guides

View 2022 FGCU Academy FALL Program Guide

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SPANISH CLASSES

5-Week Spanish Crash Course for Beginners
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake –
October 3, 10, 24, 31, November 7
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This course focuses on common, useful topics like greetings, polite words/phrases, travel vocabulary, days of the week, months of the year, numbers, common words and questions, and more. It is appropriate for travelers, students or anyone else who is interested in learning the Spanish language. Emphasis will be on pronunciation, conversational skills, and vocabulary.

SINGLE LECTURE CLASSES

Five Eyes: Global Espionage, Eavesdropping and the Collection of Communications Intelligence
@ Siena Lakes – September 27 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Since World War II, the U.S. and U.K. have had an alliance to jointly collect and share communications intelligence. That agreement has expanded to include other types of intelligence. It also grew to include Australia, Canada and New Zealand and became called Five Eyes. It is the most effective intelligence alliance in history. Join us for a fascinating introduction into the world of signals intelligence and global eavesdropping. Topics include: history, types of intelligence, agencies involved, third parties, Nine Eyes, 14 Eyes, Atlantic Charter, VENONA, Soviet Spies, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, ECHELON, Pine Gap, NSA Hawaii, Edward Snowden, leaks, cyberwarfare, intelligence partnerships, Israel, emerging issues and 5G.

The Balkan Countries — Clash of Cultures
@ Online Webinar – September 27 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
@ Bentley Village – October 3 | 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

The Balkans – Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia – is where three major religions came together and in the thousand years since, the area has seldom known peace. Come and visit where one of the most beautiful places in the world but still haunted by its troubled past.

Catherine the Great
@ The Arlington – September 27 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Bright, ambitious and imbued with ideas of the Enlightenment, Catherine rose from a German princess to Empress of Russia through her wits and wiles, not to mention intrigue and the convenient elimination of her husband. Her correspondence with the great minds of the day is legendary. She had grand plans for Russia, and encouraged by her lover Potemkin, set about the expansion, modernization and education of the country. Although her reign also saw the violently dangerous Pugachev rebellion, Catherine’s accomplishments and devotion to Russia have earned her a place among history’s most Enlightened Despots.

U.S. National Security Council: Pivotal Role in Coordinating U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy
@ Moorings Park Grey Oaks – September 27 | 4 – 6 p.m.
@ Siena Lakes – December 6 | 10 – 12 p.m.

Ambassador Hugo Llorens recently retired from the U.S. diplomatic service. In his distinguished 36-year career, he served twice as Ambassador in Honduras and Afghanistan. Llorens also served at the White House on the National Security staff as a Director for President George W. Bush. In that role and in other senior assignments, he gained an intimate perspective of the NSC’s critical role coordinating U.S. Foreign and Defense policy. He is eager to share his knowledge/experiences and underscore that efficacious policy requires a smooth running NSC.

Influential Speeches of World War II
@ Naples Center / Online – September 29 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

World War II was won and lost amidst several remarkable speeches. Some inspired nobleness while others exploited evil. We examine famous speeches, quotes, quips and letters and the historical events surrounding them. We also discuss Churchill’s remarkable oratory abilities and secrets. Topics include: Churchill; FDR; DDE; Patton; “Wild Bill” Donovan; MacArthur; Joe Kennedy; Cordell Hull; Hirohito; Hitler; Goring; and the Nuremberg trials.

Armageddon’s Only Weapon is the Sword of Truth
@ The Arlington – September 30 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Explore the New Testament book of Revelation as we examine a new and hopeful perspective of this apocalyptic work. We will study the time, place and circumstances of John’s writings with emphasis on the Roman Empire and its imposition of emperor worship on the seven Christian churches that John served as bishop. Add your input to the discussion of today’s news and what this important book may be saying to us.

Back by popular demand
International Film and Documentary Discussion Series (3 films)

REGISTER NOW to RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

LION
@ Naples Center – October 16 | 2 p.m.

PAIN & GLORY
@ Naples Center – November 13 | 2 p.m.

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
@ Naples Center – December 11 | 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is strongly advised. Participants may register for the series (NC4851) or for any of the individual films. Join fellow film lovers as we watch and discuss films from around the world. Award winning, thought provoking, heart pounding and life changing cinema that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Lion
October 16 at 2pm, Sunday
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Pain and Glory
November 13 at 2pm, Sunday
A director in the twilight of his career reflects on his life as past and present come crashing down on him in this Cannes award-winning film from Pedro Almodóvar.

As it is in Heaven
December 11 at 2pm, Sunday
A famous international conductor returns to his small childhood town in Sweden for early retirement. He’s asked to help with the church choir after which everyone’s lives will be forever changed.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Instructor: John Guerra

iPhone/iPad: Tips, Tricks & Secrets of Apple’s Newest Operating System iOS 16
@ Pelican Landing – September 28 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – October 6 | 2 – 3 p.m.

Join this lecture-style presentation to learn all of the new features, upgrades and enhancements of Apple’s newest operating system for iPhone and iPad, iOS 16. We will explore tips, tricks and secrets that make using your device easier, more powerful and efficient.

Apple iPhone/iPad Settings: iCloud, Notifications, Focus and More
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – September 29 | 1 – 2 p.m.

Settings is one of the most important Apps on your iPhone/ iPad; it is where you customize and control how your device functions. If you have not spent quality time in the Settings app, you do not fully understand how your devices can work for you. This lecture-style presentation will explore how to configure the most important settings on your iPhone and iPad, including iCloud, Notifications, Focus, Display & Brightness, Privacy, Apple Pay and many more.

Computer and Internet Security for Desktops, Laptops, Phones and Tablets – How to Stay Safe & Protect
@ Naples Center or Online via Zoom – September 30 | 10 -11:30 a.m.

Everyday across the country, millions of people fall victim to viruses, spyware, malware, keystroke loggers, ransomware, phishing schemes and hacking. Join this lecture-style presentation to better understand all these threats and how to best protect yourself against them. Defend yourself and your computing devices against the while protecting your identity and keeping your personal information safe. This lecture is appropriate for all Windows, Android and Apple users and is one of the most important technology lectures you can take.

Apple Watch Tips, Tricks & Secrets of the New Watch OS9
@ Commons Club at The Brooks – October 4 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Join this lecture-style presentation as we explore the many features of the Apple Watch. It’s not just about telling time, it’s about phone calls, email messages, maps, music, photos, health tracking, Apple Pay, Fall Detection and so much more.

LOOKING AHEAD – see what’s coming

• President Richard Nixon’s Foreign Policy (1969-74)
• Father and Son Spies – Jim and Nat Nicholson
• Love and Treachery – Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
• Recovering Nazi Plunder – World War II Monuments Men
• Get Ready to Vote in the November Elections

2023 Travel

Travel The World With FGCU Academy
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

INSIDER’S JAPAN – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 20 – June 1, 2023 | 13 days
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

UNTAMED ALASKA – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
August 20 – 30, 2023 | 11 days
Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.

LEGENDARY TURKEY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGAL – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.

PEARLS OF DALMATIA – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

CLASSIC GERMANY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 21 – October 3, 2023 | 13 days
Classic Germany: it’s the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Alps, royal castles and half-timbered houses, charming villages and historic Nuremberg, culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. It’s history of note – and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour.

SICILY IN DEPTH – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine … a feast for all the senses.

ISRAEL: TIMELESS WONDERS – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen¬ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.

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The Academy’s program fees only cover a fraction of its operating costs. The Academy relies on the purchase of memberships and donations to carry us the rest of the way. Without your support, this vital community lifelong learning and outreach program would not be possible. Thank you for your generosity.

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CANCELLED: FWC meeting Sept. 28-29 in Miami

CANCELLED: FWC meeting Sept. 28-29 in MiamiThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting scheduled for Sept. 28-29 at the Hilton Miami Dadeland has been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Ian.The FWC is committed to providing opportunity for public input. There are several opportunities prior to a Commission meeting to provide comments. Also, time…

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CANCELLED: FWC meeting Sept. 28-29 in Miami

CANCELLED: FWC meeting Sept. 28-29 in Miami
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting scheduled for Sept. 28-29 at the Hilton Miami Dadeland has been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Ian.
The FWC is committed to providing opportunity for public input. There are several opportunities prior to a Commission meeting to provide comments. Also, time is allotted for public speakers at the Commission meeting.
For more information about Commission meetings, visit MyFWC.com/Commission and select “Commission Meetings.” Sign up for news updates at MyFWC.com and follow us on Twitter.com/MyFWC (@MyFWC) and Facebook.com/MyFWC.