Caloosa Belle

Out and About in LaBelle for the Week of 5-5-16

Gospel music concert
Trust Quartet singing Gaither style songs in four-part harmony are scheduled to perform in concert on May 22 at 11 a.m. at Moore Haven Church of God. The exciting Trust Quartet, a Florida-based Nashville recorded mixed group will perform with their enthusiastic approach to some of gospel’s finest songs. Trust not only has great harmony but also a unique ministering ability with song. You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy a great concert.

Summer camp at Carlson
Carlson Kids Camp (formerly VBS) will be held from June 27 through July 1. It’s for kids from age 3 to those who have completed 4th grade.  We will start at 8:45 am and go until 12:45 pm.  We will have worship and music, Bible Study, art, games, lunch and much more.  COME JOIN THE FUN!
Sign up to volunteer or register your child on our website at www.CarlsonUMC.org.  There is no charge for Kids Camp. Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church, 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle   863-675-0656.

Kindergarten round up
COES will have Kindy Roundup for the 2016-17 school year on Tuesday, May 10, from 6-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents of children entering Kindergarten in August 2016 and attending COES are welcome to this registration.
Kindergarten teachers will talk about a typical day in the life of a kindergarten and things parents can do to help their child get ready. Children will also have an opportunity to experience a few centers.
Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization record.

Memory mobile coming
Visitors to the Memory Mobile can obtain a confidential memory screening; receive literature and resources related to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and caregiver concerns, and talk with an Alzheimer’s Association Program Specialist about specific needs/concerns. There is no charge. May 26, 2 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the L.J. Nobles Senior Center, 475 E. Cowboy Way. Call 863-385-3444  or Email: canalesc@alzflgulf.org.

MCA to meet
Muse Community Association will be meeting May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Pot luck dinner meeting will start at 7 p.m. Come on out and meet your neighbors, get involved with your   community.

GOP to meet
The Republican Party of Hendry County will meet at LaBelle City Hall, 481 W. Hickpochee Ave. on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. All registered Republican-minded Americans are invited to attend. This meeting will address subjects of interest to the party. For further information please call 863-234-8397. Like our Facebook page, Republican Party of Hendry County to stay informed.

Mother’s Day at the Gallery
Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop. Plan a special treat for your special mom on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. Let her shop for her own gift at our newly opened gift shop. /selections include jewelry, fabric items, wood work, shell art, and original paintings by local artists. The gallery is celebrating Mother’s Day with homemade cookies for all visitors. Your mom will love spending time with you while she shops for herself. The Barron Park House Gallery and Gift Shop is located at47l N. Lee Street on the east side of Barron Park. Look for the vintage house with the white picket fence. The hours are from noon to 5, Thursday thru Sunday.

Annual transportation meeting
If you reside in either Glades or Hendry County and have no means of transportation for medical, shopping, higher education etc. then please join us and give us your comments!
May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Glades County Department of Health, 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven.
The Glades Hendry Joint Service Area LCB is holding its Annual Public Hearing and would like to hear from you. The LCB is made up of local elected officials, agencies and citizens who make sure that the citizens of Glades and Hendry Counties receive the transportation they need.
If you need transportation to attend the public meeting, contact the area’s Community Transportation Coordinator: Good Wheels, Inc., Customer Service – 239-768-6184. Reservations – 1-800-741-1570.

Fossil camp 2016
Let the adventure begin! Camp 1: July 11-15; Camp II: July 18-22; with interest Camp III: July 25-29.
For more information contact Scott Perry (409) 502-9029 email: scottyperry27@gmail.com. Registration with LaBelle Heritage Museum or on line www.fossil.camp.wordpress.com.

Drug/tobacco free partnership
Your Drug Free Hendry Coalition & Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership will be meeting May 12, 4 p.m. at Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. HCSO K-9 Office Mike Lilley will talk about drug trends in Hendry County.

Widows to meet
The Widows Support Group will meet at Amigos & Beer May 19 at 11:30 a.m. All widows are welcome.

Cinco de Mayo at the library
May 7 10 a.m.-1 p.m. celebrate Mexican culture. Learn to make tamales and a pinata. Trivia, taco eating contest provided by Gemelas Food Store. Traditional arts and crafts, musical entertainment. Learn the Mexican Hat Dance. Call Barron Library at 863-675-0833 for details.

Arts of the Inland
The public is invited to a general member meeting of Arts of the Inland to be held on Tuesday, May 10, 6-7 p.m. and location will be the Large Meeting Room at Lee County Veteran’s Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road S in Lehigh Acres.
There will be a display by AOI artist and instructor June DeVincent and her students. Ms. DeVincent is a founding member of Arts of the Inland and has been teaching her craft for many years at Veteran’s Park.
Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public charity, supporting the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artists in the inland communities of south Florida. For information, contact artsinland@gmail.com or 239-303-5849.

Humane society yard sale
Caloosa Humane Society is having a yard sale May 7, 8 a.m.-1.p.m., all proceeds directly benefit the homeless dogs and cats at our shelter! We pride ourselves on our yard sales and thank our generous donors of saleable items that make our monthly event successful.
Come see the many new things available (as well as our usual collection of useful and make-you-feel-good stuff) including: Furniture, lots of household appliances/kitchen wares, decorations, clothing & purses, linens, blankets & quilts, crafts, and all kinds of other new arrivals!
Come see us at 390 North Bridge Street (behind and in LaBelle Auction Company Building, corner of North Bridge St. and Park Ave.) More info call 675-0997

Operation Cleansweep
Operation Cleansweep provides a safe way to dispose of cancelled, suspended, and unusable pesticides. Fresh From Florida is waiving the 750 lb limit for qualifying material and are also allowing other entities such as government, schools, institutions, etc. to participate for free up to the time funds are depleted for this program year.
For more information call 877-851-5285 or email cleansweep@freshfromflorida.com.

American Legion events.
May 6, Friday, Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m. $8 a plate. Dessert available, Followed by Karaoke, Open to the public. (Fish Fries only on the first Friday of the month from April-September)
May 7, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hamburgers cooked your way. Hamburger $3.00 – Fries $1.00
May 12 American Legion Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m.
May 19, American Legion meets at 7 p.m.
American Legion Post 130 is located on SR80 West, across from the shell station. For further information cal 863-675-8300. Dining room is smoke free.

VFW POST 10100 events
May 14, Sat. jam session and pot luck dinner 6-9 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1st Wednesday of every month House Committee Meeting at 7 p.m.
2nd Wednesday of every month The Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Tuesday of every month  Men’s Auxiliary Meeting at 7 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month AmVets Meeting 6:30 p.m.
3rd Wednesday of every month Veterans Meeting 7 p.m.
Every Sat. Grilled Hamburgers cooked to perfection, serving begins at 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
BINGO every Sunday at 2 p.m.
Turkey Shoot 2nd and 4th Sunday, starts at 1 p.m. We are located on Hwy. 29 next to the Rodeo Grounds. For further information call 863-675-8008. Smoke free dining room. Hall for rental to the public. For information call 863-675-8008.

2016 Howard Reunion
Date: Saturday, May 21st at 11 a.m. Grace Building at Caloosa Baptist Church at 550 Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Fl 33935.
If you would like to be a part of the committee or for more information please feel free to contact Dwayne Pratt at 863-673-6491 or Kenny Howard at 863-517-0703.