Client Events for April 2021

Through April 3Norman Love Confections’ 2021 Easter Collection is available through April 3 at chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Naples and Estero, as well as online at NormanLoveConfections.com. The collection features 10 rich egg crèmes enveloped in white, dark and milk chocolate, along with many other exciting Easter gifts and novelties. LINK: Easter Collection 

Through April 21: Community Cooperative is coordinating a Peanut Butter & Jelly Collection Drive to help fight hunger in our communityBusinesses are encouraged to form collection teams and compete for prizes at the Weigh-In on April 21. LINK: PB&J Drive 

April 5, 12, 19 & 26: Pop in for Muffin Mondays at Gulf Coast Village. Weekly themes address continuing care, contracts, resident insights, services and on-site amenities. LINK: Muffin Mondays 

April 6, 13, 20 & 27: Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting a series of virtual Partners in Parenting courses for Collier County parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues and special health care needs. LINK: The Exceptional Child   

April 7The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee will host a networking session that helps attendees learn about volunteer opportunities with area nonprofit organizations. LINK: Women in Business 

April 8: Adults can improve their knowledge of mental health and substance abuse problems through a virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid course led by certified child advocates at Lee Health. LINK: Mental Health First Aid 

April 13Advancing business professionals can “wine down” at Leadership NEXT, a networking and educational opportunity through the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The April session will be hosted by The Wine Room in Fort Myers. LINK: Leadership NEXT 

April 14: Better Together has scheduled a virtual Better Families Volunteer Training session to learn about volunteer opportunities with the nonprofit, including those interested in becoming host families and volunteer coaches. LINK: Better Families 

April 14, 15, 20 and 23: Gulf Coast Village is hosting a series of Lunch and Learn seminars outlining the benefits of living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Sessions will outline retirement trends, Gulf Coast Village’s innovative Life Plan and retirement options. LINK: Lunch and Learn  

April 14 & 23: Senior Choice at Home will offer Charlotte County residents two opportunities to learn about its Life Plan and how they can secure peace of mind throughout retirement. Both sessions will be held in Punta Gorda. LINK: Life Plan Overview 

April 16: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2021 Business as Unusual Cornhole Tournament to raise support for programs and initiatives. The cost to enter is $200 per team and includes food, beverages and a giveaway item. LINK: Cornhole Tournament 

April 20: Senior Choice at Home will explain retirement options available in Southwest Florida during an information session in North Fort Myers. Experts will discuss living at home and options to move to independent living or assisted living as individuals age. LINK: Choices  

April 21: The third and final discussion of the SWFL Climate Compass Series, created by Growing Climate Solutions, will address how property values in coastal communities will be impacted by sea level rise. Penn Professor Benjamin Keys will lead the free virtual session titled “The coastal real estate reckoning is already happening.” LINK: Climate Compass  

April 21: Drivers 55 and older can attend AAA’s Defensive Driver Course at Gulf Coast Village. The class covers tips and techniques to drive defensively, and safely, in a variety of situations. LINK: Defensive Driving 

April 23: Benson Blackburn’s NextGen Speaker Series will feature four dynamic women discussing “The Business of the Arts.” Speakers will address what it takes to effectively run an arts organization and bring shows to the stage. They also will evaluate the economic impact of arts in communities. LINK: Leading Ladies 

April 26-30The School District of Lee County’s spring Talent Connection Event will be a five-day virtual event as the District looks to hire certified teachers for the 2021-22 academic year. Positions are available across the District with a focus on high-demand positions like English, elementary education, science, math and special education. Candidates are invited to apply by April 12. LINK: Talent Connection 

April 28: Chef Anthony at Gulf Coast Village will take local foodies on a culinary trip to Greece as he leads participants through fun cooking demonstrations while providing a sampling of unparalleled epicurean adventures that residents enjoy every day. LINK: Cooking around the World 

April 28: Local business leaders can learn about establishing internships during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s April luncheon. FGCU’s director of internships and cooperative programs will explain how internships can support businesses while providing a valuable learning experience for students. LINK: Internship Luncheon 

April 29: Better Together’s spring Nationwide Day of Second Chances is a day when churches across America are hosting simultaneous Second Chance Job Fairs, which help promote the power of second chances for neighbors who have been incarcerated or otherwise face barriers to employment. LINK: Second Chances