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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

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2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
239-334-7419 https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

September 2021

Lessons in Manners for the Generations Etiquette Class

September 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$75 – $85

Mina Edison was a gracious hostess and concerned with the well being of children and the community. Following in her tradition, this two-hour class will teach etiquette and social skills. Students will gather at the Edison Caretaker’s House for a lesson in good manners. This class teaches proper introduction, handshakes and dining etiquette during a three-course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion. Classes are taught by Suzanne Willis who teaches etiquette classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels…

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October 2021

Orchid Sale and Symposium

October 9 @ 9:00 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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On October 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will hold it's annual Orchid Sale and Symposium. Horticulturists, orchid growers and representatives from the Southwest Florida Orchid Society will give presentations on growing and caring for orchids. Several orchid growers will have orchids available for sale, including rare and native species. The presentations will take place outdoors, under the oak trees. Daily admission for the presentations is $15 for non-members or $10 for…

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Digital Discussion: How Edsel Ford and Motor Company helped win World War II

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

During World War II, the Ford Motor Company played an essential role in arming the United States for success. Much of this success can be attributed to Edsel, Clara and Henry Ford's only son. While battling stomach cancer, Edsel helped create an assembly at the Willow Run plant that produced crucial B-24 Liberator aircrafts. Join Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, to learn about the Ford Company's role in the war. This is a free Digital Discussion. Visit edisonford.org to register.

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Homeschool Science Scholars (Grades 1-3): Magnetic Forces

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$15 – $25

Homeschool Science Scholars programs are designed for children in grades 1-6 and are typically held in an outdoor classroom environment (weather permitting). Our education staff, called "Wild Wizards" will foster collaboration in this science and engineering series. Classes are a combination of instruction and hands-on activities that are designed to facilitate homeschool or virtual science education. In this session, Edison Ford educators will explore the invisible force of magnetism with students through a series of fun and engaging experiments! Includes…

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School Break Camp: Spooky Science

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$45 – $50

School Break camps are designed for students ages 6 to 12 when school is out. Campers explore Edison's "living laboratory" while our educators, called "Wild Wizards," teach topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history and the natural world. In this session, students will participate in a series of fun Halloween themed activities and experiments! Register online at edisonford.org. Edison Ford members: $45; non-members: $50

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VIP Tour: Fruit and Spice Park, Cauley Square Historic District and Coral Castle

October 16
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$135 – $150

Our first tour of the season is to the Redlands in Homestead, known as the agricultural area of South Florida. The first destination is the Fruit and Spice Park. This 37-acre subtropical paradise, with more than 500 hundred varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and other plants is nestled in the heart of the historic Redlands area. It is the jewel of the agricultural community, and was started by a woman with a vision named Mary Calkins Heinlein. It…

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Silk Scarf Painting Class with Marie Dyer

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$90 – $100

Join artist Marie Dyer for a silk scarf painting class. Participants will make a 14"X 72" silk scarf that can be worn or hung as a piece of artwork. All materials are included in the fee. Please register online at edisonford.org at least 24 hours in advance. E-tickets can be redeemed at the ticket counter for a wristband. Edison Ford members: $90; non-members: $100

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Rhythm on the River: Appalachian Road Show

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$30 – $40

On October 29, Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host the acoustic ensemble, Appalachian Road Show, for the first Rhythm on the River performance of the season. The group performs bluegrass and folk music, as well as original songs. The event will take place on the Ford lawn, along the Caloosahatchee River. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will have refreshments available for purchase. No coolers permitted. Free parking is…

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Hypertufa Wall Pot Class – A Two-Part Series

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$50 – $75

In this exciting and popular class, participants will learn how to create their own one-of-a-kind garden wall pot! This session is split into two parts. In the first class of the series, participants will create a mold using recycled plastic garden containers. Next, a hypertufa mixture will be poured on the structure, creating a unique wall pot. After the material dries, they can be attached directly to a wall, freeing up space in your garden. Please bring a pair of…

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November 2021

Hypertufa Wall Pot Class- A Two-Part Series

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$50 – $75

In this exciting and popular class, participants will learn how to create their own one-of-a-kind garden wall pot! This session is split into two parts. In the second part of the series, participants will remove the mold from their completed wall pot and apply a surface treatment to the material. Participants should bring a pair of rubber or latex kitchen gloves. All other supplies will be provided. The class will be taught by retired art teacher and Edison Ford volunteer,…

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