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Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States

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October 2021

$30 – $40

Rhythm on the River: Appalachian Road Show

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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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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$50 – $75

Hypertufa Wall Pot Class- A Two-Part Series

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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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

$50 – $75

Hypertufa Wall Pot Class – A Two-Part Series

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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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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$25 – $30

Veterans Admitted Free to Edison and Ford Winter Estates on Veterans Day

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Edison and Ford Winter Estates is offering free admission to United States veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. Free admission includes a self-guided tour of historic homes, gardens, laboratory and museum. To receive free admission, veterans must present a VA identification card or their DD214 papers. As a special treat for veterans, a five-piece brass band from Brass Music Elements will perform at the Banyan tree from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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$135 – $150

VIP Tour: Naples Botanical Gardens, lunch, visit to Tin City, and Eco Boat Tour of Dollar Bay

November 13 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for a day outdoors in nature and on the water in Southwest Florida. We will meet at Edison Ford in the morning for snacks then depart by bus (provided by Dolphin Transportation). Our first stop will be the award-winning, Naples Botanical Gardens, where guests will get a private docent-led 90-minute tour. Next, we will take the bus over to Tin City. Guests can purchase lunch at a location of their choice and visit 20 unique shops. After lunch,…

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Free

Digital Discussion: Roberto Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Thomas Edison’s Connection with Baseball in Fort Myers

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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From 1955 to 1968, the Pittsburgh Pirates conducted spring training in Fort Myers. This Major League Baseball Team was led by hall of fame outfielder Roberto Clemente during the Jim Crow Era. In this informative talk, Site Program Manager, Holly Shaffer, will discuss the well-known professionals who played for the Pirates in Southwest Florida and their major championships, including the 1960 World Series. An overview of baseball and Thomas Edison's connection will the sport will also be covered. This is…

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$45 – $50

Homeschool Science Scholars: Hydraulics and the Mechanics of Motion (Grades 1-3)

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Homeschool Science Scholars programs are designed for children in grades 1-6 and are typically held in an outdoor classroom environment (weather permitting). In this session, students will explore hydraulics and the mechanics of motion through a series of fun experiments, such as creating hydraulic systems and simple machines. Space is limited. Register online at edisonford.org. Edison Ford members: $45; non-members: $50

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Free

Annual Fall Garden Festival

November 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for our biggest plant sale of the year! More than 40 garden vendors from around the state of Florida will have tropical and native plants and trees for sale. The festival takes place outdoors, under large shade trees and also features food trucks and live music. Vendors will have many types of plants and trees, including palms, fruit trees, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cacti and many hard-to-find species. Vendors will also…

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$120 – $145

School Break Camp: Code Camp

November 22 @ 9:00 am - November 24 @ 4:00 pm
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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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. This popular three-day camp teaches the basic logic of computer science. Campers will explore loops, switches, and functions that make up the building blocks of a video game. They will get to take home a drive with their creations…

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$25

42nd Annual Turkey Trot at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

November 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for a 5k run and walk to benefit preservation at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and the Fort Myers Track Club scholarship fund. Advance registration is required. Register online at www.ftmyerstrackclub.com.

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$2 – $20

Holiday Nights Opening Night

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901 United States
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Join us for our tree lighting ceremony to kick off the 46th annual Holiday Nights celebration! Guests can participate in the countdown with Dave Elias from NBC-2 when the historic Mysore Fig on the Ford property will be lit with thousands of animated lights choreographed to holiday music. Female vocalists, The American Sirens, will perform shortly after the tree lighting. The event is sponsored by Bob Dean Supply, Florida Power & Light, Sunbelt Rentals, and TriCircle Pavers. This year's theme…

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