Friday, October 30, 2020

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

NOVEMBER 24

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

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

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

Marianne Oehler Exhibition – 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. 12pm-4pm, Sat & Sun. Thru Nov 28. While working as a primary school teacher, the seeds of Marianne Oehler’s artistic career started when she took a porcelain painting class. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

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- 389-6447.

NOVEMBER 25

Holiday Shell Art Sale – 9am-2pm. Holiday decorations, jewelry, hostess gifts, home decor and more! All hand crafted from shells. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. www.marcoshellclub.com.

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

NOVEMBER 26

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

NOVEMBER 27

Bob McConville Presents: “Wildlife Update – Dolphins Plus” – 7pm. An update regarding area wildlife and dolphins. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S. Heathwood Dr. 239- 642-1440 or 239-389-6447.

NOVEMBER 28

Festival of the Trees – 10am-4pm. Thru Nov 30. The Marco Island Center for the Arts is looking for creative individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations to help increase the holiday spirit by decorating a tree for the Art Center’s annual Festival of Trees. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239- 394-4221.

Gingerbread House Workshop – 4-6pm. All houses created are to be left at the Art Center during the Festival of Trees and will be judged by the “Marco Island Home and Business Christmas Decorating Contest” committee. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

NOVEMBER 29

Farmers Market – 7:30am-1pm. Come get your locally sourced fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh flowers, seafood, baked goods, honey and more! Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

Marco Town Center “Holiday Jolly” – 10am-7pm. Holiday Kick-off featuring day long savings and specials center-wide on food, fashion and gifts! 1017 N Collier Blvd. 239- 394-2621 or georgiesshoes@gmail.com.

Crock Pot Soap Demonstration – 3-4pm. Learn how to make natural handmade essential oil soap with Collier County University of Florida IFAS Extension veteran soap makers, Tish Roland, Arielle Pierce, and Jessica Mendes Ryals. Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 Tamiami Trail E Naples. 239-252- 8476.

Wine Wednesday – 3-5pm. Stop by Wine Wednesday at Marco Island Florist and Gifts for hors d’oeuvre, complimentary wine, and mor! 178

S Barfield Dr. www.marcoislandflorist.com. 239-394-8141.

Broadway on the Beach – 6pm. Thru Dec 3. The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort will host the world premiere of “Broadway on the Beach,” a concert review of Broadway songs. 400 S Collier Blvd. www.broadwayonthebeach.net.

Marco Players Presents: Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End – Times vary. Thru Dec 17. Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives with wit. A biography about Erma Bombeck, a dynamo with an easy laugh. 1089 N Collier Blvd. 239-642- 7270. www.themarcoplayers.com.

Naples Players Presents: Miracle on 34th Street – Times vary. Thru Dec 23. A Holiday tradition based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street, features a book and score by Meredith Willson. 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-263-7990. Naplesplayers.org.

DECEMBER 1

Exhibit: “Coastal Trade, Bounty, Booty and Boats of the Gulf – 9am- 4pm. Thru March 3. From the Glades to Naples and Key West, artist Paul Arsenault paintings represent the pioneer days of SWFL maritime trading networks. Marco Island Historical Society, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.

Holiday Season Ideas for Container Gardening – 1-2pm. Whether you are a beginner or an expert gardener, container gardens offer flexibility and creativity. Program will discuss design tips as well as how to maintain your planted containers. Mackle Park,1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-642-0575.

Parents Night Out – 5:30-10pm. $15/first child, $10/second child. Outdoor games, playground activities, pizza, movies, and fun! Mackle Park,1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239- 642-0575.

DECEMBER 2

Beach Cleanup – 8am. Sponsored by the Marco Island Women’s Club. Everyone is Welcome! South Beach Boardwalk.

World Wildlife Conservation Day – 9:30am-4:30pm. In honor of World

Wildlife Conservation Day, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a special day of familyfriendly activities! 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. 239-262-0304. www.Conservancy.org.

Holiday Arts Festival – 10am-4pm. Festival brings professional artists with a wide variety of art and a free lunch for all visitors to enjoy. Music will be provided by the church choir as they sing outdoors among the displays. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. 239-389- 0280.

Snowfest – 3-9pm. Get ready, because snow is coming to SWFL! Join Collier County Parks & Recreation as they host the 32nd Annual Snowfest where 100 tons of snow will be falling. Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate PKWY Naples. 239-252-4000.

Tree Lighting – 6pm. Stop by Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave, for the annual Christmas Island Style tree lighting and community event!

DECEMBER 3

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

Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala – 6-9pm. $75. Awarding of Citizen & Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. Bistro Soleil, 100 Palm St. 239-394-7549. www.marcoislandchamber.org.

Exhibition: The Art of Clay – 9am- 4pm. Thru Dec 27.The Main Galleries will showcase the showcase the works of the Art Center’s Clay Guild Members, In the La Petite Galerie the work of Josey Prior is being exhibited.

DECEMBER 5

Holiday Lunch & Annual Meeting – 11:30am. $35. Please bring an unwrapped gift for a child with appropriate age and gender noted on the outside. Bistro Soleil, 100 Palm St. RSVP at 239-389-6447.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays – 2-4 pm. $5. Inspirational and practical seminar to help grieving people prepare to face Christmas without

a loved one who has died. Includes “Holiday Survival Guide” book. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. Ellen Morgenstern 239-642-7165, ellstemor@gmail.com, www.griefshare.org/ holidays.

Canine Christmas Parade – 5:30- 7:30pm. Presented by Christmas Island Style. Dress your pet in its most festive outfit! For safety all dogs must be leashed. Esplanade Shops, 760 N Collier Blvd. www.christmasislandstyle.com.

DECEMBER 6

Farmers Market – 7:30am-1pm. Come get your locally sourced fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh flowers, seafood, baked goods, honey and more! Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Ave.

Presentation: “Collier County’s Historic Archaeological Preservation Board” – 2-3pm. Collier County, with its sandy beaches and warm winter

weather, is known mainly as a vacation destination. Yet, if one takes the time to truly explore our County, they will find a treasure trove of history. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-262-6525.

December Art Alive – 5-8pm. Evening consists of 40+ professional artists, who will be showcasing their recent works of art and demonstrating their medium. Meet the artist and bring home unique treasures for your home. 239-596-5099 or www.NaplesArtDistrict.com. 6240 Shirley Street, Naples.

Sons & Daughters of Erin Present: The Sicilian Tenors – 7pm. $35. Doors open at 6pm. San Marco Catholic Church Parish Hall, 851 San Marco Rd. For tickets 239-394- 2442 or 239-394-0229.

DECEMBER 7

Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting – 5-8pm. Don’t miss this Naples! Join Mayor Bill Barnett and ABC 7 Anchor Krista Fogelsong as they light the tree and kick of the holidays on the Avenue. 701 Fifth Ave S, Naples.

DECEMBER 9

YMCA Golf Tournament – 7am. $150. Proceeds from event to help families offset tuition cost for our Early Learning Program, East Naples outreach after school & day camp programs at the Marco Island YMCA. Treviso Bay, 9800 Treviso Bay Bld, Naples. 239-394-9622.

Beach Cleanup – 8am. Presented by Friends of Tigertail. All participants receive certificates for volunteering. Tigertail Beach, 490 Hernando Dr.

Birds of the Beach – 8am-12pm. $40. In this class, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida will discuss the life history of these birds and the amazing journeys many of them make annually. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940

Santa’s Workshop – 9am-12pm. $20. Grades K-5. We will be decorating gingerbread houses, creating Christmas tree ornaments, and making holiday crafts for everyone to enjoy! Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia

Terrace. 239-642-0575.

Art-in-the-Glades – 10am-1pm. Everything from jewelry, to soaps, to decorated buoys. Have a fun day out supporting local crafters! Hotdogs, burgers, drinks will be on sale plus baked goods from local charities. McLeod Park, Everglades City. 239- 695-2905 or www.evergladeshistorical.org.

Tour De Tavern Bicycle Poker Run – 10am. A poker run on bicycles! You bicycle to each restaurant and draw a card – at the end of the run the best poker hand wins $100! Event starts at the SpeakEasy, 1106 N Collier Blvd. 239-970-2929.

Pirate Day – 11am-2pm. Ready to set sail on the high seas? Come dressed as your favorite swashbuckler and enjoy a fun-filled day out with the family at the Marco Island Historical Museum, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-642-1440.

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