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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/

January 2022

Introduction to Florida Gardening – Part II

January 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$35 – $50

In Part II, we will provide an overview of Florida Friendly gardening, soils, and the proper use of fertilizers and soil amendments. Plants have unique pests and their identification will be covered as well as when to use chemical versus biological controls recommended by the Green Industries Best Management Practices concepts. We will also cover common weed identification and diseases, then wrap up with a discussion on selecting plants for your landscape, followed by a question-and-answer session. The last 20…

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Yoga in the Moonlight Garden

January 26 @ 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

This one 1-hour yoga class allows you to step away from all the 21st century gadgets and focus on the moment. All skill levels welcome. The class is taught by Bonnie D’Angelo, a certified yoga instructor. She is RYT200 certified with Yoga Alliance and working toward RYT300. She is certified in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 and will continue the path towards Reiki Master & Energy Worker. Purchase tickets at edisonford.org or at the ticket counter. Bring a yoga mat,…

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Rhythm on the River: Michael Dutra and The Strictly Sinatra Band

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$35

Join us for the first Rhythm on the River concert of the year! This Sinatra tribute band has been performing all across the country since 2002. They opened for Howie Mandel at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, and performed at the Governor Chris Christie inaugural event in 2010. Michael shares many similarities to Frank Sinatra: both are left handed, both born on December 12, they are the same height and both of their fathers were boxers at…

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Introduction to Florida Gardening – Part II

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$35 – $50

In Part II, we will provide an overview of Florida Friendly gardening, soils, and the proper use of fertilizers and soil amendments. Plants have unique pests and their identification will be covered as well as when to use chemical versus biological controls recommended by the Green Industries Best Management Practices concepts. We will also cover common weed identification and diseases, then wrap up with a discussion on selecting plants for your landscape, followed by a question-and-answer session. The last 20…

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February 2022

Annual Antique Ford Car Show

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$25

Our popular Antique Ford Car Show is back! Each year, classic car owners exhibit more than 100 cards on the Ford estate lawn as a tribute to Henry Ford, the pioneer of the automobile industry. Along with the car show, there will be music, a food truck and visitors can tour the gardens, museum, laboratory and see the historic homes. This family event is free for Edison Ford members and $25 for non-members, which includes a self-guided tour of the…

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Digital Discussion: Lewis Latimer, Edison Pioneer

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

Join us to explore the fascinating story of Lewis Latimer. The son of escaped slaves, Latimer was an accomplished draftsman and inventor who worked for Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. He was the only African American member of the Edison Pioneers, a celebrated group of Edison's earliest staff and colleagues. Join Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, for this free Digital Discussion. Registration is required at edisonford.org.

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Winter Garden Festival

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

If you’re looking for a really unique plant – perhaps one that your neighbor doesn’t have – then, don’t miss this event! More than 50 vendors will have butterfly plants, herbs, fruit trees, flowering exotics, orchids, and more! The Edison Garden Shoppe will be open and have unusual tropical and Florida native plants that thrive in Southwest Florida. Ceramic flower pots, vegetable and flower seeds, garden art, and gardening gift items will also be available for purchase. The festival takes…

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Winter Garden Festival

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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Free

If you’re looking for a really unique plant – perhaps one that your neighbor doesn’t have – then, don’t miss this event! More than 50 vendors will have butterfly plants, herbs, fruit trees, flowering exotics, orchids, and more! The Edison Garden Shoppe will be open and have unusual tropical and Florida native plants that thrive in Southwest Florida. Ceramic flower pots, vegetable and flower seeds, garden art, and gardening gift items will also be available for purchase. The festival takes…

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Rhythm on the River – Neil Zirconia (Neil Diamond Tribute)

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$20 – $25

On February 18, Neil Zirconia, a Neil Diamond tribute entertainer will perform at the next Edison and Ford Winter Estates' Rhythm on the River celebration. Zirconia, dubbed the ultimate "Faux Diamond," will perform Neil Diamond hits on the historic Ford lawn along the Caloosahatchee River. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 6. Zirconia takes his audience down memory lane, singing many of Diamond's greatest hits. With his stage presence, charisma and unique baritone voice, Zirconia looks…

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Silk Scarf Painting Class with Marie Dyer

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edison and Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, 33901
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$90 – $100

If you need some time to relax and unwind, join us for a silk scarf painting class with Marie Dyer along the Caloosahatchee River. Bring a friend with you and 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. To ensure adequate supplies are available, please register online at edisonford.org at least 24 hours in advance. E-tickets can be redeemed at the ticket counter…

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