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May 2022

Digital Discussion: Baseball During the Civil War

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

According to Thomas Edison, “baseball is the greatest of American games”. Baseball was a popular pastime that emerged when Thomas Edison was a teenager during the Civil War. Learn about the world-famous inventor’s favorite game, its impact on the soldiers, and how it was played during the war. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this Free Digital Discussion. Register for this free lecture at edisonford.org.

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Yoga by the River

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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weekly
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$15 – $20

Although yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, it has become increasingly popular during the past decade. Aside from the health benefits, it offers us a deeper connection to our inner self, nature and to the community. This one-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. Yoga helps to recharge the body, mind and spirit. Class will be held by the River Pavilion. All skill levels are…

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Grand Piano Series Presents Alessandro Mazzamuto

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WangOpera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave
Naples, FL 34112
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$45 – $50

Our final concert of the season is a triumphant monument to the art of piano playing. Two titans of piano literature and music at large - Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Both are the absolute best pianists of their times. Both are superstars. Liszt has invented the profession of a concert pianist, while Rachmaninoff was perhaps the grandest musical personality of the golden age of Russian romanticism. Their respective sonatas are nothing short of a remarkable testament to the instrument's power and…

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Historian-led History Presentations

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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weekly
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$25

Each week, Edison Ford Historians present an in-depth look at a topic related to our site. Topics include: the Edison Family; The Vagabonds- a group of travelers that included Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs; Willow Run, Edison's Home; the Ford Family; Mina Edison; Generators and Electricity; Queenie Adams; and Edison Spring Training. This program is held in the 15,000-square-foot museum. Included with admission: reservations are not required.

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Garden Talk: Bulbarama

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$10 – $15

Learn about the different bulbs that can be grown here in Southwest Florida and how to add them to your garden. Participants will receive a coupon for 20% off plant purchase in the Garden Shoppe. Talks typically last about 1.5 hours. Guests should wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and a hat, and bring drinking water. Registration is only available at the door. Edison Ford members: $10; non-members: $15

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