What’s Happening in Naples
November 3-6
Weekend Edition


Thursday, November 3

The Naples Art Association Faculty Biennial 2016 Exhibit
Until November 26 10am-4pm

This biennial exhibit will highlight the work of the Naples Art Association’s talented faculty instructors. NAA instructors have a wealth of experience, knowledge, and abilities in the visual arts and in educating people of all ages and skill levels and it shows in their work.  This exhibit is free-of-charge and open to the public and will be located in the Watson Gallery, Lobby, and Ground Floor Round Galleries.


The Naples Art Association will host The Naples Art Association Faculty Biennial 2016 Exhibit beginning on October 29, 2016 and running thru November 26, 2016. For more information or to register, please contact Aimee Schlehr at 239.262.6517, via e-mail at Aimee.Schlehr@NaplesArt.org or visit www.NaplesArt.org.

The Naples Players Presents: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Until November 6
This rocking musical is a humorous tribute to the cheesy science fiction and horror B movie genre. The story follows the innocent and newly-engaged Brad and Janet as they get caught in a storm and find themselves at the mansion of Dr. Frank N Furter who is anything but innocent. Come on, “Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!”

22nd Annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award

Recognizes small businesses that have overcome adversity to achieve success.

The Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award program is open to any for-profit company that meets the following criteria: has been in continuous operation under the same ownership for at least three years with principal office located in Lee, Collier, or Charlotte County; employs 5 to 400 people; has overcome adversity to achieve success.

Registration for the event is on November 3, 2016 from 11-11:30 a.m.

Dog Daze at Miromar

Enjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment at participating stores and restaurants, the first Thursday of every month.

The Arts for Empty Bowls

The ARTS for Empty Bowls: fashion show and fundraiser for Harry Chapin Food Bank

Th. Nov 3, 6-8pm

East West Fine Art, 2425 Tamiami Tr. N.

Friday, November 4

Red Snook Catch and Release Charity Tournament
November 4-6 8am-6pm
Southwest Florida anglers are invited to participate in Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 4-6. The three-day fundraising event will feature a kick-off party, two full days of fishing and an awards reception, all while raising awareness of the need for clean waterways and water quality’s influence on the Southwest Florida ecosystem. Proceeds will benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s juvenile game fish studies, water quality research and game estuary protection. Entry is $250 per angler, $500 per team and $1,000 per corporate team. For more information or to register, visit www.Conservancy.org/RedSnook.

Humane Society Naples Fashion Show & Lunch

Join Co-Chairs Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen at The Ritz-Carlton Naples for The Humane Society Naples‘ 18th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon on Friday, November 4. This year’s Rock n’ Roll themed event will feature an unforgettable afternoon of furry fun, fashion, fine food and refreshments benefitting the orphaned pets awaiting their forever homes at The Humane Society Naples. The event will include a silent auction filled with must-have items for you and your pet as well as a live giving opportunity to fund the needs of the shelter and/or clinic.

Book Talks- Short Story Collections

Join our small class interpretation of these concise stories by well-known authors (i.e. Kipling, Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Margaret Atwood) to name a few.  We read two ‘shorts’ every other week and discuss in class. It is fun and casual, and we use an egg timer for discussions. In addition, we meet for brown bag lunch at noon prior to class.

CLL Annual Membership: $250
CLL Seasonal Membership: $125
Non-Member (single class): $25

For more information, contact Kaytee Sittler at ksittler@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6140. You may also contact Kassie Dafcik at np2410ws@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6143.

Senior Expo

The Leadership Coalition On Aging Collier County will host their 4th annual Conference on Aging on Friday, November 4. The Coalition’s first Senior Expo, free and open to the general public, will follow the conference from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Senior Expo will follow the Conference on Aging to provide the general public with resources for healthy living and sustainable aging. Guests will have opportunities to meet the professionals and service providers attending the conference, in addition to complimentary health screenings, senior resources and raffles. The Expo is open to all ages and is free to attend.

The Paradise Wine Celebrates the First Anniversary with a Speakeasy Party
Paradise Wine is celebrating its first year in business with a First Anniversary SpeakEasy Party on November 4 at 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy a great line up of tasting experiences through the day. You won’t want to miss out! Paradise Wine is located at 8965 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. For more information, call 239-687-3155 or visit www.paradisewinellc.com.

Cruise for a Cause
Join us for our inaugural Naples fundraising event on the luxurious Naples Princess. Enjoy a scenic boat ride, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, wine, champagne, a raffle and more, all while benefiting a great cause. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cruise-for-a-cause-to-benefit-the-stroke-recovery-foundation-tickets-25995850288

Brian Mackay- Lyons Lecture
AIA Southwest Florida Chapter presents Brian Mackay-Lyons, of Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the second guest speaker in a three part series of the Fall Season. Brian Mackay-Lyons is an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects His work has been recognized in Canada and internationally with 115 awards, 7 mongraphs and 100 exhibitions. Most recently his Mirror Lake House was an AR Record House in 2016. We invite you to join us for drinks and conversation at 6:30 before the lecture beginning at 7:30.

Saturday, November 5

Collier Heart Walk

Join more than 4,500 men, women, and children at Cambier Park on Saturday, November 5 for the annual Collier Heart Walk, which helps raise awareness and funds to fight America’s #1 and #5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

Festivities begin at 8 a.m., with the three-mile walk beginning at 9 a.m. Free and open to all age groups with no registration fee, this annual, non-competitive walk is also pet-friendly and includes heart-healthy sandwiches for humans and treats and water stations for four-legged walkers.

Florida Panther Festival at Naples Zoo

Join the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens on Saturday, November 5 for the Florida Panther Festival, a family-friendly event celebrating local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther. Along with regular zoo activities including seeing a living Florida panther, guests can enjoy outdoor exhibits by area conservation partners, fun activities for kids, guided nature walks on the Gordon River Greenway, and practical talks about living with wildlife presented by experts.

Admission is free for Collier residents (bring a driver’s license with a Collier County address or other proof of residency).

Pregnancy Resource Center Walk 4 Life & Fun Fest
Pregnancy Resource Center’s Walk 4 Life and Fun Fest is a FREE event designed to raise the funds needed to supply life-enriching medical and educational services for families facing an unplanned pregnancy. Come join us for a walk through beautiful Golden Gate Community Park and stick around for family fun and refreshments afterwards! Check in at 8 AM, Walk begins at 9 AM, Fun Fest until 11:30 AM. To learn more, register to walk or simply donate, go to www.supportprc.org Because #everylifematters

13th Annual FORE the Kids Golf Tournament
The 13th Annual Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek. This an all-day fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, which includes putting with the kids, golf tournament, cocktail reception, silent & live auction and gourmet dinner reception. www.bgccc.com    This tournament is about three things: – Providing support for children and families who rely on the Boys & Girls Club to enhance and enrich their lives now and in the future – Interacting with children who are members of the Boys & Girls Club (Players will be paired with children in the Putting Tournament) – Being part of a quality golf competition and social experience   Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 Start Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Fiddler’s Creek 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway Naples, Florida 34114 Sponsorship Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
For Sponsorship or player’s Packet, contact Audra DiNanno (239) 325-1765 or ADinanno@bgccc.com


Autoberfest 2016 – Naples Pelican Bay Rotary Club

Event proceeds benefitting Collier County charities.

Saturday November 5th from 11 am – 5 pm – Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt

2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road

Come out for an amazing day featuring:

  • Exotic Cars
  • Local Food Trucks
  • Craft Beer
  • Wine Tasting
  • Local Vendors
  • Contests to win prizes and raffles!

An amazing day to spend with your family in Naples and support great causes!  More event details will be updated – including our vendor lists, generous sponsors, and some very exciting VIP event details!

Interested vendors/sponsors/inquires please contact us at autoberfest@gmail.com.

Grand Opening and Family Fun Event at Little Wonders
Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) invites families to the Grand Opening and Family Fun Event at Little Wonders, the newest early childhood development center operated by CCCR, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 11a.m.-2p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran, 777 Mooring Line Drive in Naples.  Admission is free.  A variety of activities will be featured, including a bounce house, food, music, crafts, face-painting, goodie bags and the City of Naples fire truck.  For more information contact Gail Michler at gailm@collierchildcare.org or call 239-980-9021.

Sunday, November 6

The Paradise Sunday Blues Brunch

Paradise Wine is kicking up your Sundays with the best brunch in town. Join us on November 6 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., and enjoy delectable foods from Chef Jose Zamora’s original menu, along with “Veuve by the Glass”, “Make your Own Bloody Mary Bar” and the Blues! Paradise Wine is located at 8965 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. For more information, call 239-687-3155 or visit www.paradisewinellc.com.