Through May 8: Norman Love Confections is offering its 2021 Mother’s Day Collection, a limited-edition assortment of heart-shaped chocolates that includes 10 artisanal flavors enveloped in velvety white, milk and dark chocolate. Flavors include cupcake, snickerdoodle, coconut cake, mimosa, special dark, cherry pie, grandma’s chocolate cake, banana bread, German chocolate cake and cherry cheesecake. LINK: Mother’s Day Collection 

May 3: Better Together’s Church Partner Job Fair Training offers an introduction to a comprehensive set of steps that church families can take to create job fairs in their communities. LINK: Job Fair Training 

May 3, 10, 17 & 24Senior Choice at Home is hosting “Taste of Mexico Mondays,” a themed fiesta in May that provides a sampling of unparalleled epicurean adventures that residents enjoy every day while introducing attendees to the community’s innovative Life Plans and full continuum of care. LINK: Taste of Mexico 

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting a series of virtual Partners in Parenting courses for parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues and special health care needs. LINK: The Exceptional Child    

May 4: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host a “Beers With Your Peers” networking night at Palm City Brewing. The event doubles as a kickoff for the annual 5K race. LINK: Beers With Your Peers 

May 5The Women in Business Committee, an initiative of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host its May networking event at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. Neogenomics Laboratories’ global director for facilities and operations experience, will lead the discussion. LINK: Women in Business 

May 5: Gulf Coast Village is transporting residents and visitors south of the border for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta featuring lunch, salsa, margaritas and a party. LINK: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 

May 5-9: The 5-Day 5K in May, presented by Lee Health, allows participants to complete their race on their own over the course of five days. Proceeds benefit the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. LINK: 5-Day 5K  

May 6Community Cooperative is requesting volunteers for its 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit, which will be held inside Sam Galloway Ford’s service garages and feature a southern-style dinner prepared by local restaurants and businesses as guests raise much-needed funds to support those struggling with hunger and homelessness. LINK: Soup Kitchen Benefit 

May 6 & 25: Better Together is hosting Coffee and Conversations, a virtual event to learn more about the organization and its volunteer opportunities. The nonprofit’s focus is empowering people through better families and better jobs. LINK: Coffee and Conversations 

SOLD OUT – May 11: Shangri-La Springs is hosting a Mother’s Day Garden Tea Party that includes a guided garden tour, self-pick tea activity and tea-drinking time on the restaurant patio. Light hors d’oeuvresa reusable tea mug and music are included. LINK: Garden Tea Party 

May 11: 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 

May 11Advancing business professionals can channel their inner grill master during May’s Leadership NEXT, a networking and educational opportunity through the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The May session will be hosted by Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon in Cape Coral. LINK: Leadership NEXT 

May 12 & 20Senior Choice at Home will offer a pair of opportunities in Bonita Springs to learn about its Life Plan and how they attendees can secure peace of mind throughout retirement.  LINK: Life Plan Overview 

May 13: Join Gulf Coast Village’s director of environmental services and the Cape Coral Fire Department’s emergency management coordinator for a Hurricane Preparedness Workshop over lunch. The presentation will offer tips, resources and helpful information to stay safe during hurricane season. LINK: Hurricane Preparedness Workshop 

May 19: 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 

May 26: Chef Anthony Bonanni at Gulf Coast Village will take local foodies on a culinary trip to Mexico as he leads participants through fun cooking demonstrations while providing a sampling of unparalleled epicurean adventures that residents enjoy every day. Mexico is the fifth stop in this international cooking series. LINK: Cooking around the World 

May 27: Local business leaders can learn from a dynamic panel of area business professionals during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s May luncheon. LINK: Chamber Luncheon