July 6: Shangri-La Springs is hosting a Garden Tea Party that includes a guided garden tour, tea-drinking time and light hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will receive a reusable tea mug. LINK: Garden Tea Party 

July 7: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a panel offering tips on starting a new business or jumpstarting an existing business. Priority Marketing’s Teri Hansen, APR, will join Lynn Rasnake, Suzanne Boy, John Schlager and David Marcantonio on the panel. LINK: Jumpstarting Your Business 

July 7: Gulf Coast Village is hosting a Lunch & Learn event celebrating Cape Coral. Attendees can learn about the community’s rich history and original vision of the Rosen brothers many decades ago. LINK: Celebrate Cape Coral 

Community Cooperative - School's Out, Hunger's NotJuly 8 & 14: Community Cooperative is hosting a pair of collections through its “School’s Out, Hunger’s Not” campaign. Supporters can donate non-perishable food on July 8 at LYNQ in Fort Myers or July 14 at Nevermind in Cape Coral and receive a special gift from the restaurants. LINK: School’s Out, Hunger’s Not 

July 8 & 16: Senior Choice at Home is hosting two Dine & Discover sessions to explain how healthy older adults can enjoy freedom, a lifelong commitment to care, asset protection and individual care coordination as needs change. LINK: Dine & Discover 

July 9: Gulf Coast Village and Senior Choice at Home are hosting a Wine and Discover event that features delicious wines paired with artisan cheeses to delight the taste buds. Attendees can learn about Life Plan options that offer a full continuum of care throughout life. LINK: Wine and Discover 

July 12, 19 & 26: Who doesn’t love an ice cream social? Senior Choice at Home is inviting community members to an ice cream social to learn more about retirement planning and options available in Southwest Florida. LINK: Sundaes on Mondays 

July 13: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is offering a workshop that allows business leaders to learn more about the profile of today’s FGCU graduate. The summer workshop series shows businesses how to attract graduates to positions and retain local talent. LINK: FGCU Recruitment 

July 13: Leadership NEXT, a networking and educational opportunity through the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will explore development activities on Fort Myers Beach. Jacki Liszak, president and executive director of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, will guide the conversation. LINK: Leadership NEXT 

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

July 14: Guardian ad Litem Foundation is hosting a virtual information session to learn more about the process to become a court-certified volunteer child advocate that serves as the voice for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. LINK: Volunteer 

July 14: Gulf Coast Village wants community members to have their cake and eat it, too! The community is celebrating Bastille Day with desserts galore. RSVPs are required. LINK: Vive La France 

July 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 

July 22: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Nonprofit Expo that offers business professionals an opportunity to learn about charitable organizations that serve the community. LINK: Nonprofit Expo 

July 26: Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting a Mental Health Mondays segment focused on preparing children for the start of school. The virtual segment will offer tips and resources that parents can access. LINK: Mental Health Mondays 

July 28: Chef Anthony Bonanni at Gulf Coast Village will take local foodies on a culinary trip to France as he leads participants through fun cooking demonstrations while providing a sampling of unparalleled epicurean adventures that residents enjoy every day. France is the seventh stop in this international cooking series. LINK: Cooking around the World 

July 29: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and Lee County Building Industry Association are teaming to host a night of bowling and networking at HeadPinz in Fort Myers. LINK: Pinz & Pints Mixer