Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs – November 2011
Fort Myers, Florida (October 25, 2011) –November at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of the Edison Annual Garden Market and Boat Tours from Captiva Island and “The Past in Paintings: Edison & Ford Era” exhibit opening as well as a variety of other special programs and activities throughout the month. The November schedule of programs and events include:
NEW - Emerging Inventors Early Learning Class, November 3–The Wheels on the Ford… and November 17, Gobble Gobble, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Edison & Ford Winter Estates newest education program series is a child and parent learning class for children ages 1 - 3 years and their parents to involve children and families in informal learning at the world famous historical site. Grandparents and caregivers are invited and neighborhood groups are also encouraged to attend. The classes are theme based and combine science, invention, story book reading and hands-on activities as well as immersion into the historic gardens, buildings and museum. The Early Learning Class continues twice a month throughout the year. Cost: Edison Ford Members $5, non members $15 each class. Registration is required by calling 239-334-7419.
Etiquette at Edison Ford: Mina & Mimi’s Manners, November 5, 11 a.m.
Mina Edison, wife of Thomas Edison, was a gracious hostess and interested in the well being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at the Edison Ford includes one day (two hour) lessons in etiquette and social skills. Children will learn proper introductions, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three course meal. Class will be taught by Suzanne Willis who has taught similar classes at the Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Registration required. Edison Ford Members $40; non members $50.
Monthly Volunteer Meeting and New Volunteer Orientation, November 8, 9:30 a.m.
Join Edison Ford volunteer staff and Charles Sobczak author of Living Sanibel – A Nature Guide to Sanibel & Captiva Islands and The Living Gulf Coast – A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida. Sobczak will present “The Nature of Southwest Florida,” chronicling the beauty of the region and state of the area’s natural environment. This is a regular monthly volunteer meeting and mandatory training for all new Edison Ford volunteers but potential volunteers are also welcome.
FREE Admission to Veterans and their Families, November 11
The Edison Ford is offering free admission to United States Veterans and their families on November 11th. Free admission includes a tour of the historic homes, botanical gardens, the Estates Museum and the Edison Research Lab. Veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers to receive free admission.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Media release from Edison Ford Winter Estates