Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Calendar of Events




Volunteer at Rookery Bay – Volunteers needed! Aquarium maintenance/fish feeding, communications assistance, trail guides/maintenance, elementary & middle school program assistants, special events & visitor services. volunteer@rookerybay.org. www.rookerybay.org.

Free Senior Pet Adoptions in November – Collier County Domestic Animal Services offering free adoptions to find homes for cats & dogs 7 and older. www.collierpets.com or 239-252-7387. 7610 Davis Blvd, Naples.

Smart Collier Balance Testing Fair – 2-4pm. Stop by to experience a complimentary personal balance testing procedure. IBERIABANK, 605 Bald Eagle Dr. 239-393-2400 or keith.dameron@iberiabank.com.



Fun, Food and Fashion – 4-7pm. $20. Food, fun & fashion to honor Marco Patriots. Fashions by Chico’s/food by the Hilton. Book signing by photographer Joey Waves. Half of proceeds go to Marco Patriots. Marco Island Hilton, 560 S Collier Blvd.

Marine Corp 242nd Birthday Celebration – 3-5pm. Free. Hosted by Joe & Linda Mealey. Thank you to all veterans for honorable & faithful service. Marco Island Brewery, 1089 N Collier Blvd.

Florida Artist Group, Inc. Juried Exhibition – Thru Nov 28. Features SWFL artists whose work has attained national or statewide recognition. The Marco Island Historical Society 180 S. Heathwood Dr. 239-389-644




Birds of the Beach Workshop – 8-10am. Adam DiNuovo, Audubon FL discusses life history of birds & amazing journeys many make annually. Class session followed by field trip to practice identification skills. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5958 or www.rookerybay.org.

Holiday Open House – 9am-5pm. Presented by Christmas Island Style. Marco Island Florist hosts an open house with a Marco Christmas ornament display

and sale. 178 S Barfield Dr. 239- 970-3099.

6th Annual Wills for Heroes – 10am- 2pm. Local pro bono attorneys prepare simple wills, advance care directives & basic estate planning documents at no cost for veterans, reservists, first responders, police officers, fire fighters, EMTs & their spouses. 4436 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. 239-298-8138.

BaconFest Naples – 11-6pm. If you love bacon this event is for you! Proceeds help end childhood hunger via Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay, St. Matthews House, Blessings in a Backpack and Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids. Naples Airport South Terminal Lawn, 526 Terminal Dr, Naples. 239- 643-0733.

Veterans Day Celebration – 11am. Features special welcome home invitation to Korean War era veterans in Collier County. Veterans Community Park, 403 Elkcam Circle off Bald Eagle Drive East. 239 642-8928.

Naples Folk Singers Benefit Concert – 3:30pm. Performances by Barbara & Mark Johnston. Wine/cheese served. Donations accepted for new Marco Island dementia respite program & Alzheimer’s Association. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd.

Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: Leading Ladies – Times Vary. Thru Dec 10. Attempting to swindle an inheritance, two Shakespearean actors give their greatest performance in Ken Ludwig’s comedy. The Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South, Naples. www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org for tickets.

Exhibit: A Heart for Alligators – Thru Dec 30. Celebrates works of the late Jürg ‘George’ Furrer, illustrator/syndicated cartoonist, familiar face in Everglades City for years. 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.


Veteran’s Ride – 7:30am-2pm. $50- 60. Raise money for Collier County Honor Flight by participating in 60 mile bike ride. Start: Naples Cyclery, 813 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples. End: Fat Point Brewing, 611 Charlotte St, Punta Gorda. www.eventbrite.com/e/2017- naples- cyclery-veterans-ride-tickets 3845801596.

Naples Concert Band – 2pm. Performance to honor our US service. Vocalist Craig Greusel will sing the Star Spangled Salute, America My Homeland and the Armed Forces Salute. A narration of I Am the American Flag will round out performance. Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. www.NaplesConcert- Band.org.

Left Bank Art Show – 10am-4pm. Free. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive. 239-642-3673.


Benefits of Artificial Reefs – 1:15pm. James Timmerman addresses the Calusa Garden Club on benefits of installing artificial reefs sold by Ocean Habitats, Inc. under docks. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. 513- 706-8681.

Lighthouse of Collier Annual Fundraiser – 6-9:30pm. $200. Cocktail reception, dinner, stories of LOC’s progress/ plans, and music! Share the joys of impacting lives of visually impaired and blind. Vineyards Country Club, 400 Vineyards Blvd, Naples. 239-354-0143.


GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays – 6-8 pm. $5. Inspirational/practical seminar helps people prepare for Christmas without a loved one who has died. Cost includes “Holiday Survival Guide” book. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Dr. Ellen Morgenstern 239-642-7165 or ellstemor@gmail.com. www.griefshare.org/holidays.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser – 4:30- 7pm. $12. Support your local responders! Presented by Knights of Columbus. Dinner benefits Marco Island police & fire foundations. San Marco Parish Center, 851 San Marco Rd. 239-394- 5181.

2nd Tuesday Art Reception – 5:30- 7pm. Suggested $10 donation. Meet current artists & learn of their inspiration/ techniques. Wine bar, hors d’oeuvres provided. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.


November After Five – 5:30-7pm. $5 Chamber members. $15/non-members. Join us as we Light up the Plaza! Delicious Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, 50/50 raffle, food, friends and fun! The Speak Easy, 1102 N Collier Blvd, 239-394- 7549.

Farmers Market Back – 7:30am-1pm. Every Wed thru April. City-run farmers market features breads, seafood, jams, vegetables, flowers, plants, desserts & crafts.Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

America Recycles Day – 9am-4pm. In celebration of America Recycles Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission.” 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5977.

Friends of PAWS: An Evening of Support – 5:30-8pm. An evening of food, fun, support, and celebration. Meet new pups, share in milestones & help plan for future. Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N, Naples. 239-775-1660.


Mobile Mammogram – 9am-1pm. Bring photo ID/insurance card and provide the date & location of your last mammogram. Reservations recommended. 239-936-4068. IBERIABANK, 605 Bald Eagle Dr.

Holiday Gift Gallery Sale – 9am- 5:30pm. Thru Nov 18. Buying original artwork & gifts supports local/regional artists. Keep the Marco Island arts community vital. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239- 394-4221.

Are You Ready for Medicare? – 10am. Free. Learn about Medicare & explore resources from Medicare Made Clear, award-winning series from United- Healthcare. South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples. 239- 682-8567, TTY 711.

Togetherhood Lunch, Fun & Fellowship – 11am-1pm. Facilitated monthly by Our Daily Bread Food Bank and Marco YMCA for adults over 60 in Marco Island, Goodland & Isles of Capri. Food donated by Philly Grille. 101 Sand Hill Street. RSVP 706-566-8532.

Weekly Mah Jongg Back – 11am-3pm. Every Thursday. We supply Mah Jongg sets. Bring lunch, mingle & make new friends. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. RSVP 239-389-7872.

Premiere Plus Realty Ribbon Cutting Celebration – 12-2pm. Ribbon cutting at 1pm. 886 Park Avenue, #103. 239- 732-7837.

Latin Jazz with Fernando Ferrarone – 5:30-7pm. $25-30. Trumpeter & Alto Saxophonist Fernando Ferrarone, member of Denis Noday Jazz Orchestra & Raices Jazz Orchestra in Miami. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Art Gallery Opening Reception: Annual Painting Exhibit – 5:30-7pm. Thru Jan 31. Presented by Friends of Rookery Bay & United Arts Council of Collier County. Reception, wine/hors d’oeuvres. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5958.

Lecture: Florida’s Largest Bat – 6-8pm. Members/free. Non-members/$10. Meet Dr. Frank Ridgley, dedicated to saving our state’s largest bat, an endangered species. Naples Zoo, 1590 Good

lette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239-262-5409.


Movie in the Park – 5:15-7:30pm. Free. “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.” Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace.


Beach Clean-Up – 8-10am. Sponsored by Kiwanis of Marco Island. South Beach Boardwalk.

Kiwanis Family 5K – 8am. Run/walk goes through the beautiful Hideaway Beach community! Net proceeds benefit Marco Island Middle School TV Studio. Register at www.Marco5K.com. 239-963-8037.

2nd Annual Heroes for Homeless 5K – 8am. $27.50. Heroes for Homeless 5K is a fun, family-oriented event. All proceeds go to St. Matthew’s House. 5068 Annunciation Circle, Ave Maria. runsignup.com/Race/FL/AveMaria/ HeroesforHomeless5K.

Art in the Glades – 10am-2pm. See how Everglades City is recovering from Irma, browse among arts & crafts vendors. McLeod Park, Everglades City. 239-695-2905.

Henderson Creek Cleanup – 10am- 2pm. Stand Up Paddlers/kayakers from

all over FL paddle through mangroves, pick up trash/debris/downed branches. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239- 530-5977.

Old Florida Festival – 10am-4pm. $10/adult, $5/kids 5-12. Thru Nov 19. Authentic reenactors, entertainment, music, demonstrations, food & fun. FL history comes alive! Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-252-8476.


Tree Lighting & Snow Celebration – 6-9pm. Presented by Christmas on Third.Twinkly lights & decorations launch holiday season. Mayor lights official Christmas tree.Third Street South Shopping District, 1300 Third Street S, Naples. 239-649-6707.


Florida Humanities Speaker Series – 12-1pm. $15. Lunch included. “Patrick D. Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered,” a multi-media, visual storytelling program hosted by Patrick’s son

Rick Smith. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples.

November Small Business Big Issues – 5:30-7pm. “Employees & Benefits.” Kevin O’Fee of Edward Jones moderates. Speakers Bridget Escobar, Payroll Expert, David Taber, Taber Financial Services & William G. Morris, Attorney. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. Reservations recommended. 239-642-6020 or www.wgmorrislaw.com.

Free Movie on the Lawn – 5:45pm. “Moana.” Shown on giant inflatable screen. 9132 Strada Plc. Ste. 11103, Naples. 239-254-1080.


Thanksgiving 5k – 7:30am. Beautiful 5k course winds through downtown Naples with festivities staged from Cambier Park. Pumpkin pie & apple cider served after the race. 8th Street South, Naples. 239-262-6517.


Santa’s Arrival – 6pm. Christmas Island Style kicks off holiday season as Santa & Mrs. Claus drop by the Shops of Marco (corner of San Marco & Barfield) for photos & fun. Christmasislandstyle.com.


Science Saturday – 9am-4pm. Theme is Plankton! Activities include Estuary Encounter, Activity Lab, Show & Tell, Nature on the Silver Screen. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5958 or www.rookerybay.org.


Iron Joe Turkey Ride – 8am. Rides for all levels, food/beer/entertainment & kids safety clinic. 819 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples.

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