Monday, October 19, 2020

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JANUARY 19

Annual Naples Doll Club Show & Sale – 12- 5pm. Thru Jan 20. $8. Over 50 vendors of dolls and doll-related items! New Hope Event Center, 7675 Davis Blvd, Naples. 239-530-0010.

Very Verdi Concert – 7pm. General Admission $45. $65 ticket includes conversation & reception with artists after the concert. Presented by Gulf Shore Opera. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.

The Marco Players Present: Flamingo Court – Wed-Sat, 8pm. Sun, 3pm. Thru Jan 21. This 3-part “slice of life” takes place in 3 different condos and audiences laugh at what might be their neighbors, only zanier! 239-642-7270. www.themarcoplayers.com.

Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places – 9am-4pm. Thru Jan 27. Explore our county and find a treasure trove of history, from 19th century homes to a ‘20s railroad depot. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239- 262-6525.

Naples Players Present: Charles Ives Take Me Home – Times vary. Thru Feb 11. A father’s love of music and a daughter’s passion for basketball are at odds; thankfully modernist composer Charles Ives plays referee. Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-263-7990.

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

JANUARY 20

TD Bank Naples Bike Brunch – 7am-3pm. Bike rides for all levels! Craft beers, music, lunch from Moe’s, vendor expo with games, and silent auction. Proceeds support Naples Pathways Coalition to create safe, bikeable/ walkable communities. Cambier Park, Naples. 239-777-7781.

Birds of the Beach – 8am-12pm. $40. Adam DiNuovo of Audubon FL will discuss the life history of migratory birds and the amazing journeys they make annually. Learn how to use plumage, size, and behavior to help with identification. Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

Koreshan Music Series – 1pm. Performance by Sarah Hadeka. Each Sunday a variety of musicians, vocalists, storytellers & bands perform in Historic Art Hall. 239-992-0311. 3800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero.

Gemma Pearl in Concert – 7pm. $35. Grammy nominated musician Gemma Pearl belts out fresh songs of Texas Blues, classic rock & new country. 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239-389-6447.

Saul I. Stern Cultural Series – 7:30pm. Presentation by Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, “My Father Was A Nazi – Against All Odds, Change Is Possible.” The son of a German Wehrmacht Colonel discusses his conversion to Judiasm. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800.

Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance – $55. – 6:30-10pm. Hosted by San Marco Columbiettes. Prime Rib dinner and trimmings (may order chicken at ticket purchase). For tickets: Anne Batte at 394-3563. San Marco Parish Center, 851 San Marco Rd.

JANUARY 21

Book Signing & Free Chair Yoga Class – 11:30am-12:30pm. Jean Erlbaum, author of “Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else” gives a short talk & leads 30-minute chair yoga class.Open Mind Zen, 1250 Tamiami Trail N, Unit #205, Naples. info@openmindzennaples.com or 239-961- 2491.

JANUARY 22

Betty Jean Steinshouer Presents: On Hemingway – Three Views – 7pm. Members/free, nonmembers $10. Consists of 3 parts, in 3 women’s voices and follows their stories and connections to the prolific writer. 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239- 389-6447.

JANUARY 23

Woman’s Club Fashion Show – 11 am. $85. Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon at Hideaway Beach Club. RSVP/info 239-642-0733 or visit marcowomansclub.com.

Estate Planning: You might need a trust if… – 2-3pm. Attorney Jennifer Tenney provides information on estate planning. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S. Barfield Dr. RSVP with Mike at 239-393-2909.

Ikebana Demonstration – 5:30-7pm. Free. Loris Dallal will teach the art of ikebana, Japanese flower arrangement. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Evenings at the Conservancy: The Plight of the Endangered Smalltooth Sawfish – 6pm. Dr. Poulakis will discuss how this species became endangered, research to promote recovery, and facts learned over almost 2 decades.1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. www.conservancy.org. 239-262-0304.

Miami City Ballet – 8pm. In honor of legendary choreographer Jerome Robbins’ centennial, Miami City Ballet will perform 3 of his most famous works. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 239-597-1900. artisnaples.org.

JANUARY 24

Marco Island 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.

In the Round Lecture Series: What You Need to Know Before Your Next Trip TSA: Past, Present and Future – 5:30pm. $3. Speaker Barbara Bonn Powell, Federal Security Director of Southwest Florida International Airport and Punta Gorda Airport. IBERIABANK, 605 Bald Eagle Dr. RSVP at 239-393-2400.

Art After Hours – 6pm. Free. All ages welcome to view the art in Frank Foyer & Hayes Hall galleries and learn from our docents. Features musical entertainment. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples. 239-597-1900.

Tales from the Coast – 6-8pm. $35. Marine scientist David E. Guggenheim, Ph.D. kicks off 2018 Tales from the Coast lecture series with presentation, “Coral Reef and Ocean Conservation in Cuba and the Caribbean.” Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

JANUARY 25

Ancient Forest Walking Tour – 9am-12pm. Special 2.25-mile tour on boardwalk of the ancient forest highlighting Corkscrew history, ecology, storytelling and landmark cypress trees. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 375 Sanctuary Rd, Naples. 239-348-9151.

Ghostrider Tram Tour – 9:30am-12:30pm. Repeats Jan 27. $25. The tours are named for the famous ghost orchid found in the park. www.orchidswamp.org. 239-695-1023.

Heartfelt Wishes for Peace – 10am-2pm. Leoma Lovegrove will be present with new work to view & purchase. Leoma will bring hand-painted hearts for everyone to write their own personal message. Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N Collier Blvd #417. 239-393-2405.

JANUARY 26

Public Tour- 10am. Free. Tour the County Transportation Operations Department and see updated version of traffic light synchronization. Space limited. To reserve call Mike 239- 252-8601 or michael.brownlee@colliercountyFL. gov. – Friday evening, all day Sat & Sun. Enjoy fried/smoked mullet & other fresh seafood. Great live music. The annual Buzzard Lope dance contest culminates in the crowning of a new Buzzard Lope Queen! Celebrate Old Florida at its finest, carrying on traditions established by the late Stan Gober. Stan’s Idle Hour Bar, 221 W. Goodland Dr, Goodland. 239-394-3041

Naples Players Coffee with the Crew – 10- 11am. Free. Join the Naples Players staff in the Sugden Theatre lobby (701 5th Ave S, Naples) on the last Friday of the month for coffee/conversation. 239-263-7990.

Garden Side Chickee Chat Series – 11am- 12pm. Members/free, non-members/$8. The Naples Historical Society presentation on the history of voting in Collier County, featuring Supervisor of Elections Jennifer Edwards.137 12th Ave S, Naples. 239-261-8164.

Wine & Hors d’oeuvres Party – 5-7:30pm. $25. Presented by the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron. Raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, & $250 door prize! Fundraiser to support safe boating classes on Marco. San Marco Parish Hall, 851 San Marco Rd. 239-945-1775.

Movie in the Park – 6:15-8:30pm. Free showing of comedy film “Central Intelligence.” Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-642-0575.

JANUARY 27

Run for the Paws – 7am. $25. Lace up your shoes & leash up your dog (cats in strollers welcome!) for the 12th Annual Run for the Paws to raise money for Humane Society Naples. Naples Municipal Airport, 360 Aviation Dr S, Naples. 239-643-1555.

AVOW Children’s Art Bereavement Camp – 8:30am-2:30pm. Free. Kids 8-17 are invited to use art materials to process their grief and learn new coping skills with our team of children bereavement experts. To register 239-261-4404. www.avowcares.org.

Science Saturday – 9am-4pm.This month’s theme is Wonders of Water. Spend the day at the Environmental Learning Center & enjoy programs, labs and activities! Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.

Chalk Art – 3-5pm. Free. Join the Marco Island Center for the Arts for its annual outdoor sidewalk Chalk Art event. Everyone who is young (or young at heart) is invited! 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Special Screening: Wind Across the Everglades – 6-9pm. Free. Outdoor screening of Budd Schulberg’s “Wind Across the Everglades,” (1958). Bring a chair or reserve for $10. 239- 695-0008. Museum of the Everglades 105 Broadway Ave W, Everglades City.

Leadership Marco Class of 2017 Graduation – 6:45pm. $75. Celebrate Alex Parker for service as Chamber president. Welcome Erik Condee as 2018 president & celebrate the Leadership Marco Class of 2017 graduation. Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N Collier Blvd. RSVP 239- 394-7459.

World Class Entertainment Series: Echos of the Platters – 7pm. $35.An amazing amalgam of faculty and fineness, packed with astonishing musical arrangements capturing the authentic sound we remember. 180 S Heathwood Dr. 239- 389-6447.

JANUARY 28

Arts & Crafts Fair – 10am-4pm. The Goodland Arts Alliance hosts the 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival at MarGood Harbor Park in Goodland. Fine arts, crafts, music, & fun for all! www.goodlandartsalliance.org

Winterfest Artists Workshop – 12-4pm. Free & fun event includes demonstrations by wellknown artists, art/materials for sale, complimentary beverage/snack reception, and door prizes! Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Handbell Workshop & Concert – 4pm. Led by Christine Anderson. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. www.ucmarco.org. 239-394-6572.

JANUARY 29

Critiques Corner – 12:15-2:45pm & 3-5:30pm. $20-40. All mediums workshop with Regis Brodie. Receive individual, aesthetic & technical feedback on artwork from master artist. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.

Book Purse Workshop – 12:30-3:30pm. Come learn how to turn a hardcover book into a purse. Bring a book with at least a 1” spine, book jacket removed, and beads for the handle. Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 239-642-0575.

Happy Hour for Hope – 5-7pm. Happy hour drink prices & appetizers! Fundraiser for Meals of Hope. $20 donation. CJ’s on the Bay, 740 N Collier Blvd #105. mohmi.org.

Truffles by the Gulf – 6pm. $210/per person. Distinctive 5 course dinner featuring Top Chef alumni Gerald Sombright & John Tesar. JW Marriott, 400 S Collier Blvd. RSVP 239-642- 2695.

JANUARY 30

Town Hall Meeting- 6-7pm. Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala’s first town hall of the season. Representatives from various county departments will give updates and answer questions. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr.

Jazz Trio Performance – 5:30-7pm. $25. Juilliard graduates Peter & Will Anderson with guitarist, Alex Wintz. Trio delights & dazzles with extraordinary talent. www.peterandwillanderson.com Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221

JANUARY 31

Marco Island 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.

Winter Film Series – 10am. A showing of the 2011 film “The Mill & The Cross.” www.marcoarts.org. Marco Movies, 599 S. Collier Blvd. For tickets, call Lindy at 239-389-1333 or Clara at 239-404-0657.

CCW Fashion Show – 11am. $50. Theme is Fashion Safari- An Adventure in Style. Fashions from Kay’s on the Beach and Beach Daisy. Frisco’s will be the caterer. RSVP by 1/22. San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Rd.

FL Friendly Landscaping for Homeowners Workshop – 12:30pm. Is your turf looking tired? Attend workshop to learn principles for healthy landscapes. Collier County Museum, 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-252-4800.

Wine Wednesday – 3-5pm. Enjoy a glass of wine & food pairings by local chefs/restaurants. Marco Island Florist & Gifts.178 S Barfield Dr.

FEBRUARY 1

Lilly Pulitzer Shop & Share – 10am-8pm. The Marco Island Center for the Arts & Lilly Pulitzer have teamed up to bring islanders this special fundraising event. A portion of proceeds made on Feb 1 at Lilly Pulitzer (Esplanade Shops, 740 N Collier Blvd) will be donated to the Art Center! 239-235-7950.

Taste of Opera – 6pm. Gulfshore Opera 3rd annual opera dinner, hosted by Stephanie Schwetz, featuring Professional Artists in Residence who perform during an evening of dining/ music. Hideaway Beach Club, 250 S Beach Dr. www.gulfshoreopera.org. 239-529-3925.

Marco Lutheran Artist Series- 7:30pm. Thru Feb 2. $20. Music by The Authentics, a high energy 50s/60s Sock Hop tribute band. Songs from Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis & more! Marco Lutheran, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239-394-5579.

Atlantic City Boys – 7:30pm. $25. Four singers mix world class vocals and interactive comedy. Music of the Beach Boys, Drifters, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. For tickets call 239-642-0800. JCMI, 991 Winterberry Drive.

FEBRUARY 2

Silk paintings by Beth Schroeder – 9am-7pm. Thru Feb 28. Works are intended to deepen the meditative experience by being worn or viewed. South branch of Collier Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples. www.facebook.com/Beth- Schroeder.

FEBRUARY 3

10th Anniversary Women’s Health Forum – 8:30am-12:30pm. “Your Health, Your Future.” Educational talks from physicians, exhibit hall with over 20 vendors & complimentary refreshments. Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Rd, Naples. www.ccmsonline.org or 239-435-7727.

A Floribbean Night at the Museum – 6-9pm. $95/ person. Join Friends of the Collier County Museums for an evening of food, drink & dancing! For tickets bill@bdwight.com or 239-315- 2843. Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.

Government Meetings information for Marco Island can be found online at cityofmarcoisland.com, and for Collier County at www.colliergov.net.

MONDAYS

Al-Anon Family Groups – Troubled by someone’s drinking? Help & hope are a call away. Al-Anon Family Groups. 11am United Church of Marco Island. For meeting schedule call 239- 263-5907. Southfloridaal-anon.org.

Chess Club – 9am-12pm. Casual chess. Free. Open to all players. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd. Wade Keller 389-2525. Chess7.net.

Civil Air Patrol – 7am-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. MI Senior Squadron meets in CAP Hangar at Marco’s Executive Airport, end of Mainsail Dr. off Collier Blvd. Squadron Commander Major Bob Corriveau. www.FL376.FLWG.US.

AAUW Marco Island Branch – 9am. Oct- April. 3rd Mon. American Association of University Women’s Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. Durell Buzzini 207-745-4679.

Tennis Clinics with Howie Burnett – 10-11am. Intermediate stroke improvement. Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Rd. 239- 394-5454.

ACBL Sanctioned Bridge -1-4pm. Call Wayne Goodrich at 239-417-1128 for details and reservations. $8/participant. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr.

Knitting and Crochet Help Class – 2-4pm. Every Mon. $10. Bring in your problem project, and we will do our best to help. Talk to our fiber experts to solve your problem. Castle Creek Fiber Studio, 3804 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239- 793-8141. www.CastleCreekStudio.com.

Bingo at JCMI – 5:30pm doors open, first game at 7pm. Every Mon. Oct-April. Bingo with free coffee, tea and food. 10/10 thru 5/1. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800.

TUESDAY

Marco Sunrise Rotary – 7:30am. Stonewalls, 551 S Collier Blvd. 239-642-9122.

Arts Advisory Committee – 8am. 2nd Tuesday, City Hall.

Marco Island Shell Club Workshop – 9-11am. Oct 31-Feb 27. Please join as we craft beautiful and intriguing items for our Craft Sales and our Annual Shell Show and Craft Sale in March. Proceeds benefit the Marco Island Shell Club Scholarship Fund for Marine Science students. www.marcoshellclub.com.

Line Dancing – 9:30-11am. $8. Come down for some good old fashioned country line dancing. All levels are invited. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646.

Registered Nurse Group – 10am. First Tues. Retired or active RNs. Explore ways to use professional skills & how faith impacts practice. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Gail 239-394-0332.

YMCA Bingo – Doors open at 12:15. 1st call at 1pm. Jan- March 27. 239-394-9622. Marco Island YMCA, 101 Sandhill Street.

Master Gardeners Walk-in Clinic – 12:30- 3:30pm. Master Gardeners can provide you info on pruning, fertilizing, soil & water testing, pesticides and other subjects related to home gardening and landscaping. Look for us in the Lowe’s Garden Center, 12730 Tamiami Trail E, Naples.

ACBL Sanctioned Bridge – 1pm. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. Jean or Abe Brown, 239-394-4272 for more info.

Marco Island Civitan Club – 6pm. 2nd Tues. Civitans help wherever the need arises–from collecting food for a homeless shelter, to volunteering at their local retirement home, to building a playground for children with disabilities. Mario’s Restaurant, 845 Bald Eagle Dr. Nery Kircher 239 774-2623. Civitan.org.

Ladies Bible Study – 6:30pm. Every Tues. Led by Jo-ann Garvin, topic is “When God Does Not Fix It.” Marco Island Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Cir. 239-394-8186.

Democratic Women’s Club of Marco Island – 5-6:30pm. Second Tues. Provides a forum for discussion on public policy matters, to support qualified candidates for public office and to encourage qualified Democrats to seek elected office. All registered Democrats welcome. Rose Hall at the library, 210 S Heathwood Dr.

Marco American Legion Post 404 – 11am. Third Tue. For war veterans or current Legion members. 3rd Tues. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. Bill Horton 239-642-8928, Bill Irvine 239-595-4172.

Lighthouse of Collier’s Brown Bag Lunch Series – 11:30am. Features a different speaker 3rd Tues each month. Sue 239-430-3934. LighthouseofCollier.org.

Canasta – 12:30-3:30pm. Free, social program where you can enjoy the game of Canasta and make new Island friends. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646.

Free English Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Jan 16-March 27. Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 W Elkcam Circle. For more info 239-394-8186 or office@marcochurch.com. Visit our website www.MarcoChurch.com.

Women’s Bible Study – 6:30-8:30pm. “Fear and Faith” Starts Jan. 10, New Life Community Church, 489 W Elkcam Circle, across from Veterans Park. 239-394-3469.

Wiggles & Giggles – 4:30pm. Movement class for 2-3 year olds. Island Dance Academy. 239- 289-1698.

Marco island Sail and Power Squadron – 5pm. 4th Tues of the month. We welcome those who want to learn more about boating to join us. www.marcoislandpowerandsailsquadron.org. CJ’s at the Esplanade, 740 N Collier Blvd #105.

Bingo at Elks Lodge – 5:45pm doors open. Open to public. Bingo packets start at $15. Naples Elks Lodge #2010, 11250 Tamiami Trail E Naples. 239-643 0075 ext 103.

GriefShare – 6-8pm. Non Denominational Christian support group for adults grieving a loved one’s death. $20/registration includes workbook & unlimited visits. Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 S Barfield Dr. Ellen Morgenstern 642-7165.

Southwest Florida Ski and Travel Club – 6:30pm. First Tues. Join fellow skiers and snowboarders for ski trips to great locations. Parrot Room at Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail N, Naples. Social gatherings are the third Tue. at different locations. Gaby 239-839-3711 or gaby640fl@gmail.com. naplesskiclub.com.

Evenings at the Conservancy – 6:30pm. 2nd Tues. Variety of presenters, eco-programs, panel members from the Conservancy, local & regional environmental experts. Seating spaceavailable. conservancy.org/evenings.

Marco Cruise Club – 7pm. 4th Tues. Boating enthusiast membership meetings. Mutual of Omaha Bank. Marcocruiseclub.com Neil Blaauboer at 239-642-8493.

Marco VFW Post 6370 – 7pm. 2nd Tues. Male & female veterans who served are needed. Mutual of Omaha Bank located at the corner of San Marco Rd. and Barfield Rd.Call 239-642-0410 0r 239-389-1101 for info.

ISLES OF CAPRI TO EVERGLADES

WEDNESDAY

United Church of Marco Island’s Men’s Group – 9am. 3rd Wed. Discuss the economy & other world affairs. ucmarco.org/events/categories/ home-page-list/fellowship/

Knit and Nibble – 10am-12pm. Free. This in not a class, but a time to connect and enjoy in the fun of knitting. Bring your project, and see other projects in process. Nibbles Provided. Castle Creek Fiber Studio, 3804 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 239-793-8141. www.CastleCreek- Studio.com.

Chair Yoga and Meditation – 10:30-11:45am. $15. In addition to gentle stretching, several forms of centering, stress reduction and meditation are offered at each class. Fleischmann Community Center,1600 Fleischmann Blvd, Naples. 413-230-1518 or jean.erlbaum@verizon.net.

Just for Friends Luncheon – 11:30am. 2nd Wed. United Church of Marco at 320 N

Barfield. To become a member, you must have been a member in good standing of the Marco Island Newcomers for at least three years. President Sharon Cook. Membership info Janet at 682-1010 or Candy at 970-0727 Luncheon info Lisa at 293-9077 or Donna at 642-1985.

Newcomers Club of Marco Island – 11:30am. Lunch 2nd Wed. Social club for women from Marco, Isles of Capri & Goodland. Hideaway Beach Club, 333 Hideaway Cir. Kecia Chronowski 920-265-3544 or Kathie Richel 352- 634-2547. Marconewcomers.org.

Marco Island Women’s Club -11:30am Lunch. 1st Wed of month. Awards scholarships to graduating high school students on Marco Island. Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N Collier Blvd. President Priscilla Penn 239-642-3046 marcowomansclub.com.

Island Knitters – 12:30-3:30pm. All knitters are welcome, expert to novice. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646.

Support Group for Blind & Visually Impaired – 12:30-2:30pm. Every Wed. If you are new to vision loss, you may be feeling overwhelmed and in need of some additional support. Your adjustment to vision loss can be facilitated by participation in a support group that brings people together who share a similar life challenge. 2685 Horseshoe Drive South, Suite 211, Naples. 239-430-3934.

Wine Wednesdays – 3-5pm. Last Wed. Enjoy a glass of wine & food pairings by local chefs/ restaurants. Marco Island Florist & Gifts.178 S Barfield Dr.

Marco Island Writers – 5:30pm-Meet & Greet. 6-8pm-Meeting. 2nd Wed. All skill levels welcome. Free. Marco Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. Pres. Elisabeth Noyes, enoyes5856@gmail.com, 239-394-5856.

Marco Island Lions Club – 6:30pm. 1st Wed. Perkins Restaurant, 4335 Tamiami Trail, Naples. President David Gardner, 239-284-5862.

Italian American Society of Marco Island – 7pm. 1st Wed. Nov-April. This energetic group of men/women with Italian heritage are dedicated to remembering their roots while having as much fun as possible. For information call Carol Marrella Lindstrom 630 450-4092 or Gene D’Onofrio 239 642-3940. Rose History Auditorium, 180 S Heathwood Dr.

THURSDAY

Kiwanis Club of Marco Island – 7-8:30am. Regular meeting and buffet breakfast. $14. Guests welcome. Stonewall’s, 551 S. Collier Blvd.

Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) – 3rd Thurs. SAMI organizes cruises, hosts races, etc. Robin Singer 419-376-1387. samisailor.org

The Bloodmobile – 8:30am-4:30pm. 1st Thurs. Next to the Health Care Center. 239-394-8780.

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour – 9am. The 2,300 ft. boardwalk sheltered by bald cypress. Headsets tell story of this natural wonder. orchidswamp.org.

The Council of Catholic Women – 9:15am. 2nd Thurs. Parish Center. Cindy Hennings 239- 642-3177.

GriefShare – 9:30-11:30am. Every Thurs. Begins Jan 5th. A Christ-centered support group, for those grieving the death of a loved one will be offered at Marco Lutheran Church.

The Marco Men’s Club – 10am. 2nd Thurs. Men from Isles of Capri, Goodland & Marco welcome. Speakers, socials & more.United Church of Marco Island, 320 N Barfield Dr. Randle Grossman 239-389-6464 or 973-220- 5523. www.marcomensclub.com.

Women’s Bible Study -10am-12pm. “Fear and Faith.” New Life Community Church, 489 W Elkcam Circle, across from Veterans Park. 239- 394-3469.

Marco Island Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution – 10:30am. 3rd Thurs. Karen Lombardi 239-394-0028.

Cancer Support Group – 10:30-11:30am. 1st and 3rd Thurs. Network with those who have been diagnosed with cancer, their loved ones, cancer survivors and friends. NCH Marco Healthcare Center, first floor, 40 Heathwood, Dr. Janet Whitebook 239-394-8536.

Mah Jongg at JCMI – 11am-3pm. Every Thurs. $3 to play. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive. 239-389-7872.

Marco Noontime Rotary Club – 11:30am. Every Thurs. Lunch and meeting at Davinci’s. Contact Gwyn Steiner, 952-484-1058 for Rotary information.

Cancer Support Group for Patients and Families – 12-1:30pm. 2nd & 4th Thurs. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd. 239-394- 0332.

United Church of Marco Island’s Women’s Group – 1pm. 1st Thurs. All welcome to join lively discussion and fun! www.ucmarco.org for venue.

Duplicate Bridge – 12:30-4pm. Reservations are required. Call Gwen at 394-0675 for available. The Family Church, 1450 Winterberry Dr.

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts – 4:30pm. 2nd Thurs. Board Meeting at Lutgert Insurance Office at the Esplanade. www.marcoart.org.

PCBUG Computer and Technology Club – 5pm. 3rd Thurs. Learn about computers & mobile devices. Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave, Naples.

Handbell Choir – 5:15pm. All welcome. United Church of Marco, 320 N Barfield Dr.

CJ’s Live Music Thursday – 6-11pm. Jim Long performs outside from 6-9pm and DJ Sugar Cube performs inside from 8-11:30pm. 239- 389-4511. 740 N. Collier Blvd, Ste. #105.

Mindful Meditation – 6:30pm. Learn Mindfulness Meditation and improve your health and well-being. Based on Buddhist teachings, we practice the fine art of stilling the mind and living in the present moment. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1101 N Collier Blvd. www.meditationonmarco.org. Contact Patty 415-405-6350.

Barbershop Chapter of the Everglades Meetings – 7pm. 7721, 800 Neff’s Way, Naples. 434- 6445.

Marco Sportfishing Club – 6:30pm. 1st Thurs. Rose History Auditorium,180 S Heathwood Dr. www.marcosportfishingclub.com.

Naples Digital Photo Club – 7-9pm. 2nd Thurs. DPI-SIG. Discuss digital photography, guest lectures. Open to public. Edison State College- Collier Campus, Bldg J, Conference Center, 7007 Lely Cultural Pkwy. www.dpi-sig.org.

Knights of Columbus Bingo – 7pm. Every Thur. Club sponsors Bingo, Spaghetti, Fish Fry Dinners & other events. Funds raised for various charities. John 239-389-5633. www.marcoknights.com

FRIDAYS

Gentle Chair Yoga Class – 10:30-11:15am. $7. Fridays Jan 12-March 3. All stretches are done on a chair or with the support of a chair, so it’s great for people who can’t get down on a yoga mat (or back up from one!). East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Trail E, Naples. 413-230- 1518 or jean.erlbaum@verizon.net.

Chair Yoga Class – 11:30am-12:30pm. $10. Flowing with Grace Yoga & Meditation Studio, 6480 Sandalwood Ln N, Naples. 239-821- 8400. flowingwithgrace@earthlink.net. wix.com/naplesfl/flowingwithgrace.

Grief Support Group – 1-2pm. Anyone who’s lost a loved one encouraged to attend. Learn coping skills, share experiences & get support. San Marco Parish Catholic Church Office Bldg. Carolyn Katchmar, Lic. Clinical Therapist, 239- 394-1784.

Caregiver Support Group – 1-2pm. 3rd Friday of the month. 5/3 Bank Conference Room, 650 E. Elkcam Circle.

Doctor’s Clinic – 1:30-4:30pm. Dr. Kirk Demartino sees patients in Everglades City, clinic behind Fire Station. Medicare & insurance accepted. 239-642-5552.

Resort/Business Open Gym Basketball Night – 6:30-8pm. Marco business and resort employees (adults) invited to play. Greater Marco Family YMCA Gym, 101 Sandhill Dr. Submitted

Corvette Club – 8pm. Corvettes & muscle cars welcome. Town Center parking lot across from Publix, by Susie’s Diner. Marcoislandcorvettes.com.

Olde Marco Inn – 8pm. Entertainment in the Lounge. 239-389-0981.

SATURDAYS

Marco Island Road Runners – 6:30-7:30am. All running levels. Free. Mackle Park. 1361 Andalusia Terrace.

Chess K-12 – 9am-12pm. Often chess tournaments with cash & trophy awards are held for students, funded by chess enthusiasts donations. Chess for students enhances their Patience, Focus & Concentration. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier.

Swamp Meditation Class – 9-11am. $20/per person. $10/Friends of Corkscrew members. Discover peace and serenity under the canopy of Corkscrew’s ancient forest. Firstt Saturday of the month. 375 Sanctuary Road, Naples. 239- 348-9151.

Tennis Clinics with Howie Burnett – 10- 11:30am. Advanced Doubles Drills. Marco Island Racquet Center, 1275 San Marco Rd. 239- 394-5454.

Art in the Park – 10am-4pm. First Sat. Thru April. Art in the Park showcases paintings in oil and acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass art, jewelry, and woodworking created by members of the Naples Art Association. www.naplesart.org. 239-262-6517. Cambier Park, 755 8th Ave S, Naples.

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry – 10am-12pm. Serving community 2nd and 4th Sat. & by appointment. Donations accepted. Volunteers needed, esp. Spanish speakers. 1450 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-1646 x 225. fbcmarco.com/ ministries/benevolence-food-pantry.

Lupus Support Group – 10:30am-12pm. 3rd Sat. Learn to live & cope with Lupus, get current information. Marilyn 239-398-4800, Jan 239-389-2749.

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Airlines Kiwi Club – 11:30am. Meeting & luncheon. Eileen 239-595-1761.

Local Color Art Gallery Artist Demonstrations – 1pm. Every Sat. Resident artists will be doing free demonstrations thru April. Located above Olde Shops of Marco.

SUNDAY

MIMYC Laser Model Sailing – 2-4pm. Come enjoy free model sailing. For more information Call Rocky Cale at 239-642-1825.

GENERAL

To add your club or event in the Coastal Breeze News, contact calendar@coastalbreezenews.com, call 239-393-4991 or fax 239-393-4992.

American Airlines Kiwi Club Southwest Florida Chapter – Barbara summerbid@comcast.net

American Legion Post 404 – 239-642-8928 or 239-564-9894

City of Marco Islandcityofmarcoisland.com

Everglades Astronomical Society – 239-410- 8192. gator.naples.net/clubs/eas

Everglades Mullet Rapperwww.evergladesmulletrapper.com

Friends of Collier-Seminole State Park www.friendsofcollierseminolestatepark.com

Friends of Fakahatchee, Incwww.orchidswamp.org

Friends of the Museum of the Evergladeswww.evergladesmuseum.org

Friends of Tigertailwww.Friendsoftigertail.com

City Parks & Recreation Calendar – 239-642- 0575. www.cityofmarcoisland.com

Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation – 239- 394-9285 www.MarcoEagleSanctuaryFoundation.org

Marco Island Chamber of Commerce – 239- 394-7549. marcoislandchamber.org

Marco Island Community Sailing Center – Rocky Cale 239-642-1825.

Marco Island Community TV – www.MarcoIslandCommunityTV. com

Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation – Membership & Information PO Box 425, MI, 34146. Dianna Dohm 239-331-0908. mifiresecuefoundation@aol.com. marcofirefoundation.com

Marco Island Foundation for the Arts – 239- 642-0015. marcoarts.org

Marco Island Library – 239-394-3272. marcoislandlibrary.com

Marco Island Property Owners – 239-970- 0727 MarcoIslandPropertyOwners.com.

Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron – 239- 393-0150. marcosailandpowersquadron.org

Marco Island VFW – Commander David Gardner 239-642-4410.

Marco Players Theater Group – 239-642- 7270. Themarcoplayers.com

Marco Island Yoga – Mon, Tues, Wed/5:30pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun/8:30am. $10 suggested donation. Meet at South Beach, just south of the Apollo condominium & Sunset Grille. 201-214- 1360 or 712-210-3853.

Nature Conservancy – 239-262-0304. conservancy.org

NCH Marco Healthcare Center Auxiliary Volunteer Program – 239-393-4058 nchmd.org/ volunteer

Pet Loss Support Group – Arleen Harris 239- 394-5576 arleenperrotti@aol.com

Reel Kind Fishing – 239-249-9878. reelkind-fishing.com

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve – 239-417-6310. rookerybay.org

Sailing Association of Marco Island (SAMI) – Robin Singer 419-376-1387, Mary Lee Cale, 239-642-1825. samisailor.org.

Marco Island Center for the Arts – 239-394- 4221. marcoislandart.org.

The Marco Island Historical Society – 239-389-6447. themihs.org

TWA Clipped Wings Club SW Florida Chapter – Cheryl Molinarozc@Hotmail.com

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Classes – Pre-registration required 239-642-8406.

YMCA – 101 Sandhill St. 239-394-3144. marcoislandymca.org

For Club Meeting information, visit our website.

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