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Edison and Ford Winter Estates

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Upcoming Events

January 2020

Edison Ford members: free; non-members: included with admission

Museum Musings: Did Edison really invent Portland cement?

January 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
1st and Hendry Street, Downtown Fort Myers, 1st Street and Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join Chief Curator, Brent Newman, for some "heavy conversation" regarding Edison's contributions to the cement industry. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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$95 – $105

Silk Scarf Painting with Marie Dyer

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this session, a variety of techniques will be taught to inspire painters of all levels to create their own one-of-a-kind scarf. The scarves can be worn or displayed as art! Participants may book a single date or return for multiple sessions. Tickets can be purchased online on our website at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/silk-scarf-painting-with-marie-dyer/ or by calling 239-334-7419. Advanced reservations are recommended as class size is limited. Class will take place in the Edison Ford River Pavilion. This session is $95 per…

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$40 – $60

Botanical Drawing Basics with Megan Kissinger

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join award winning nature artist, Megan Kissinger, to learn the basics of drawing flowers, leaves and trees with informal drawing techniques! This student oriented series is suited to any skill level. Everyone will learn as the blooms change from month to month. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/drawing-in-the-gardens-with-megan-kissinger/ or by calling 239-334-7419. Advanced reservations are encouraged as class size is limited. Class is $40 for Edison Ford members and $60 for non-members.

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Free

Exploring Edison and the Seminole Relationship with Historian Woody Hanson

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Don't miss a chance to hear fifth-generation Floridian Woody Hansen speak about the relationship between the Seminole Indians, Thomas Edison, and Fort Myers. Hanson is a descendent of Fort Myers' first permanent settlers and W. Stanley Hansen, known as the "White Medicine Man" to the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. Woody is currently a postgraduate student studying American history at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. This is a free event, however donations are encouraged.

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Edison Ford Members: Free; non-members: include with admission

Museum Musings: Glenmont Glory: Home Sweet Home.

January 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join Collections Registrar, Matt Andres, as he leads a discussion about Edison's main residence in New Jersey. This program is free for Edison Ford members and included with admission for non-members.

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$25 – $40

Rhythm on the River Music and Cocktails with Steve Farst

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for the first Rhythm on the River of the new year with musician, Steve Farst and cocktails and appetizers from Sanibel Catering Company by Baileys! The event will take place on the Ford lawn along the Caloosahatchee River, where guests can enjoy a beautiful sunset view. Musician, Steve Farst has been entertaining audiences for years with his unique sound. A delightful assortment of appetizers will be served including Mango Margarita Shrimp, Bourbon Glazed Meatballs, Chili Lime Chicken Kabobs,…

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February 2020

$20 – $25

Full Moon Meditation Alchemy of the Senses

February 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Relax, breathe, release and enjoy this journey through sound vibration with singing bowls and drums. Modern medicine can now measure and confirm the practice of sound as a means to promote healing, reduce stress and help people experience a deep sense of peace. The class is taught by Dolores J. Gozzi, a Licensed Massage/Alternative Therapist (MA37360). Bring something to lie on like a yoga mat or towel, water, and a small pillow. Class will be held in the South Florida…

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$10 – $15

Emerging Inventors: Funky Fish

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Children and parents will learn, play, and gain valuable social skills while exploring the homes, gardens, and museum. The theme for this session is Funky Fish. Learn all about Edison’s love for fishing and the different types of fish that are abundant in our local waters. Advance registration is required through our website at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/emerging-inventors/ or by calling 239-334-7419. This session is $10 for Edison Ford members and $15 for non-members.

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Free

Edison Ford Garden Festival

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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If you’re looking for a really unique plant — perhaps one that your neighbor doesn’t have — this is the place to find it! More than 40 vendors will have booths all around the Banyan tree, museum and laboratory selling trees, shrubs, plants and even artwork! Whether you’re looking for fruit trees, flowering shrubs, succulents, or Florida native plants, you’ll find it here. The Edison Garden Shoppe will also be open and stocked with trees, butterfly plants, herbs, garden-related items…

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$40 – $60

Drawing and Making Valentine Mandala Cards with Megan Kissinger

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join award-winning nature artist, Megan Kissinger, to learn the basics of drawing with informal drawing techniques! Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. Advanced reservations are encouraged as class size is limited. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/drawing-in-the-gardens-with-megan-kissinger/. Class is $40 for Edison Ford members and $60 for non-members.

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Free

Edison Ford Garden Festival

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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If you’re looking for a really unique plant — perhaps one that your neighbor doesn’t have — this is the place to find it! More than 40 vendors will have booths all around the Banyan tree, museum and laboratory selling trees, shrubs, plants and even artwork! Whether you’re looking for fruit trees, flowering shrubs, succulents, or Florida native plants, you’ll find it here. The Edison Garden Shoppe will also be open and stocked with trees, butterfly plants, herbs, garden-related items…

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$45 – $50

School Break Camp: Eco-Discovery

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1st and Hendry Street, Downtown Fort Myers, 1st Street and Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, explore Florida's habitat and our impact on it from estuaries to invasive species. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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Free

Thomas Edison’s Birthday Celebration

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us to celebrate Thomas Edison's 173rd birthday! As part of the celebration, students from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School will sing, dance and play stringed instruments, and birthday cake will be served. Edison's birthday celebration is a sanctioned Edison Festival of Light event. The birthday party is a free public event (does not include tours or admission to the museum or lab) with limited seating. The party is sponsored in part by the Edison Festival of…

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March 2020

$45 – $50

School Break Camp: Designed by Girls

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, explore engineering in this exciting day camp for girls only! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$220 – $250

School Break Camp: Code Camp

March 16 @ 9:00 am - March 20 @ 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, learn new platforms and skills each day while learning essential 21st century skills. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Hello World

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students explore the hardware and software of the small computer and electronics. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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April 2020

$15 – $25

Code Creators: Pythons and Pies

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, learn how to code on the Raspberry Pi using the dynamic software language of Python as students begin to code electronics and more. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$45 – $50

School Break Camp: The Chemistry of Food

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, learn the science behind a root beer float and other culinary queries in this delicious day camp! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Animate It

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students use the Raspberry Pi and a tiny camera to make a big animation! Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$45 – $50

School Break Camp: Geo-Challenge!

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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When school is out, the "Wild Wizard" is in! Explore the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history, and the natural world. In this session, explore cartography and geography in a property-wide scavenger hunt. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Play It

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students leverage their increasing skills to code various simple video games. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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$15 – $25

Code Creators: Creative Computing

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, students fuse code with art from sticker design to birthday cards. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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May 2020

$15 – $25

Code Creators: Roving Robots

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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In this brand new six-part Saturday afternoon series, students are introduced to the Raspberry Pi, a tiny but powerful computer that will fuel their creative DIY projects spanning electronics, computer science, robotics, and coding with Python, HTML, and JavaScript. In this session, electronics and computer science are unified as students build a pi-bot. Advance registration is required. Register online on our website or contact Leeanne Criswell at 239-334-7419.

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