National Alcohol & Drug Recovery Month – For information visit Southfloridaal-anon.org or call 239-263-5907.
Exhibit: “Sites & Scenes: Collier County’s Historic Places” – Thru Oct 28. Highlights some of our county’s historical landmarks & stories behind them. Naples Depot Museum, 1051 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-262-6525.
Exhibit: A Heart for Alligators – Thru Nov. 11. Celebrates works of the late Jürg ‘George’ Furrer, illustrator/syndicated cartoonist, familiar face in Everglades City for years. Museum of the Everglades, 105 W Broadway, Everglades City. 239- 252-8476.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.
Third Street South Farmers Market – 7:30- 11:30am. Fresh & organic produce, flowers, pastas, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams and crafts. Third Street S. Public Parking Lot, 1300 Third Street S., Naples.
Blessing of the Stone Crab Fleet – 10am-1pm. Everglades City’s annual event, arts & crafts booths, kids activities, music, raffles & bake sales. Local pastors bless boats at 10:30am. For info: Marya 239- 695-2905. Rod & Gun Club, Everglades City
Summer Jazz on the Gulf – 6:30-9:30pm. Free concert features 10-piece band Late Night Brass. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples. 239-261-2222.
World Habitat Day BOGO – 9am-4pm. To remind us of basic need for shelter. Learn how Rookery Bay helps our ecosystem. Buy 1/get 1 free admission. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.
Essentials of Digital Photography – 1-4pm. Class by Sonny Saunders. Learn to use camera’s shutter, aperture, ISO control & drive modes. No camera/ photography experience necessary. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239- 394-4221.
Little Explorer: Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar – 10- 10:45am. Event repeats Oct 5. For children 18 mos.- age 5. Celebrate National Butterfly & Hummingbird day. Conservancy of SWFL, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. 239-262-0304.
Small Business Big Issue Series – 5:30-7pm. “Employees and Policies” with Tania Mustachi of Business Matters Now & William G. Morris, Esq. Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Dr. Reservations: 239-285-2760 or www.wgmorrislaw.com
October Art Live – 11am-4pm. Evening with 40+ artists who showcase works & demonstrate medium. Meet artists/bring home art. 239-596- 5099, www.NaplesArtDistrict.com. 6240 Shirley St, Naples
CJ’s Live Music Thursday – 6-9pm. Jim Long performs outside from 6-9pm and DJ Sugar Cube inside from 8-11:30pm. 740 North Collier Blvd. 239-389-4511.
Free Concert on the Lawn – 6-9pm. The Good Bad Kids perform. Food, adult beverages & soft drinks available. 9132 Strada Plc. Ste. 11103, Naples. 239-254-1080.
Local Color Art Gallery – 5-7pm. 1st Friday Open House, hurricane relief, food & good time! Local Color Art Gallery, 258 Royal Palm Dr. 615-292- 9110. www.malendatrick.com.
Police Foundation Golf Tournament – 7:30am- 2pm. Dick Shanahan Memorial Tournament presented by CJ’s on the Bay. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club 1370 Borghese Ln, Naples. 239- 389-2823.
Third Street South Farmers Market – 7:30- 11:30am. Fresh & organic produce, flowers, pastas, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams, jellies and crafts. Third Street South Public Parking Lot,1300 Third Street S., Naples.
Birds of the Beach – 8am-12pm. $40. Adam DiNuovo, Audubon FL, to discuss life history of birds & amazing journeys they make. Learn to use plumage, size & behavior to help with identification. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.
Swamp Meditation Class – 9-11am. $20/per person. $10/Friends of Corkscrew members. Discover peace & serenity under canopy of Corkscrew’s ancient forest. 1st Sat. of month. 375 Sanctuary Road, Naples. 239-348-9151.
SpeakEasy 3rd Anniversary Celebration – 4pm. Happy hour all day, complimentary hors d’oeuvres & Johnny Fusco entertains. SpeakEasy, 1106 1/2 N. Collier Blvd. 239-970-2929. www.speakeasymarco.com.
JCMI Bingo Resumes – 5:30pm doors open, first game at 7pm. Every Mon. Bingo with free coffee, tea & food. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239-642-0800.
Boat Safety Course – 6pm. Presented by MI Sail & Power Squadron. $40 for 5 sessions: Oct 12, 16, 19, 23. Learn boat handling, anchoring, sound & light signals, VHF radio, navigation rules & aids, trailering, charts, knots, state & federal regulations and more! Register: 239-213-8722 by Oct 3.
2nd Tuesday Art Reception – 5:30-7pm. Marco Island Center for the Arts exhibition, local restaurant samplings free of charge during event. 1010 Winterberry Dr. 239-394-4221.
Naples Players Present: She Kills Monsters – Thru Nov 5. Dramatic comedy transports you into the world of a Dungeons & Dragons playbook left behind by 15-year-old Tilly Evans, after she dies unexpectedly. Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Ave S, Naples. 239-263-7990.
Homeschool Day at Rookery Bay – 9:30am-1pm. $15. Students use microscopes to view/identify plankton/learn about roles they play in estuarine ecosystems. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Rd, Naples. 239-530-5940.
Lunch Hour Learning – 12-1pm. Abe Skinner, Collier County Property Appraiser. Market Conditions & Property Taxes as they apply to Marco Island. Bring lunch. MIAAOR, 140 Waterway Dr.
CJ’s Live Music Thursday – 6-9pm. Jim Long performs outside from 6-9pm and DJ Sugar Cube inside from 8-11:30pm 740 North Collier Blvd, Suite 105. 239-389-4511.
Marco Boat Show – 10am-5pm. Thru Oct 15. $5. Features boats, yachts, industry experts & activities for all ages on/off the water! Rose Marina 951 Bald Eagle Dr. MarcoBoatShow.com or 239-682- 0900 for info.
Island Theater Company Presents: Annie Jr. – Oct 13 & 14 at 7:30pm and Oct 14 & 15 at 2:30pm. Perfect show for whole family. Tickets: www.theateronmarco.com/239-394-0080/at door 30 min. prior to show. Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N Collier Blvd.
Camp Mending Heart Children’s Bereavement Camp – Thru Oct 15. Ages 11-17. Fun & therapeutic program allows children to express feelings, build coping skills & reinforce positive memories of loved ones. Register: Daniel Riggs, Children’s Bereavement Counselor, 239-261-4404, ext. 3724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Street South Farmers Market – 7:30- 11:30am. Fresh and organic produce, flowers, pastas, cheeses, seafood, baked goods, jams and crafts. Third Street South Public Parking Lot,1300 Third Street S., Naples.
Christmas Island Style Golf Tournament – 7:30am. Shotgun start 8:30am.10th annual golf tournament to be held at Hammock Bay, 1370 Borghese Ln, Naples. 239-250-8348 or email@example.com for info.
Beach Clean-Up – 8am. Sponsored by MICA. Everyone is Welcome! Resident’s Beach.
Welcome Back Weekend at Naples Zoo – 9am- 5pm. To welcome community back to the zoo, free admission to Collier residents all weekend. $5/FL residents. 1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples. 239- 262-5409.
Don McLean at SWFL Performing Arts Center – 8pm. Don McLean, folk & rock singer/songwriter/ guitarist whose breakthrough was “American Pie.” 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. S.E. Ste. 101, Bonita Springs. 239-389-6901.
Paws Around Town Event – 9am-12pm. Humane Society Naples onsite with #PawsAroundTown adoption bus during CCPS “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise” Benefits & Financial Wellness Fair. Lorenzo Walker Technical College & High School 3702 Estey Ave, Naples.
Gulfshore Playhouse Presents: Paradise – Thru Oct 29. Showtimes vary. Yemeni-American high school student entreats her science teacher, with a mysterious past, to embark on a neurological study, leading to questions at the heart of our own identity. 755 8th Avenue S., Naples. 1-866-811- 4111.
Rabbi Gross Lifelong Learning Series – 9:30am. JCMI members/free. Non-members/$5. “Was Columbus Jewish (And Do We Want Him)?” Reconstruct the background of the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” & trace his career. Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Dr. 239- 642-0800.
Concert in the Park – 2pm. Lisa Federico, Jenny Bintliff & Craig Greusel sing selections from Oliver; clarinet soloist Paul Votapek, & NCB clarinet section in Clarinet Candy. Cambier Park Bandshell, 755 8th Ave S, Naples. www.naplesconcertband.org.
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