What’s Happening in Naples
November 7-13


Monday, November 7

Read between the Wines

Meet Wall Street Journal & New York Times bestselling thriller writer Joseph Finder!

  • Enjoy an evening of mystery including fine wines, tantalizing tastes and thrilling conversation
  • “Guilty Minds” (hardback) available for $28
  • Following the presentation Joseph will be available to sign books.
  • Sensational silent auction items too

Nov. 7 from 5:00-9 p.m.
The Club at Grandezza – 11481 Grande Oak Boulevard in Estero, FL  33928
Reservations are required.

Planning to have a book signed at the event? You can pre-purchase the author’s book online when you order your tickets.

Reservations are required.

Purchase at www.readbetweenthewines.info

Early tickets: $45; Early sales close Oct 1.

Regular tickets: $50; Ticket sales close midnight Nov 1.
Proceeds benefit the Southwest Florida Reading Festival to be held March 18, 2017.
Presented by the Lee County Library System and sponsored by the News-Press
For more information: 239-533-4826, www.readfest.org

Night Under the Stars Free Movie Night featuring Last Vegas

Promenade will host another FREE ‘Night Under the Stars’ with FREE ADMISSION and COMPLIMENTARY popcorn and water!
Enchanted Ballroom will perform a live dance demonstration prior to the movie.

The featured film will start promptly at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9


What is a refugee?  Who are they? What is to be done?  Refugees are a hot-button challenge in the world today. This course discusses the legal framework and practical aspects of refugee protection, return and resettlement. The course is based on the instructor’s research and his many years of refugee work in Southeast Asia and the Balkans.

Presenter: Bruce Beardsley

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

Naples Botanical Garden’s Hats in the Garden
Kick off the Naples social season at the Naples Botanical Garden‘s 13th Annual Hats in the Garden event on November 9. This year’s sold-out event will feature a theme of The Faces of Naples and stylish guests displaying their stunning millinery and fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Thursday, November 10

KGT Remodeling Announces a “Wine and Design” Event

KGT Remodeling will be co-hosting a free “Wine and Design” event on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Ferguson Showroom located at 3406 Domestic Avenue in Naples from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

The event is open to the public and will address home design trends, remodeling ideas, and how to add value to a home or condo. Anyone who is thinking about updating their residence are encouraged to attend, however space is limited and reservations are required.

“Sometimes people shy away from a great condo or house that looks dated,” says Greg Ulrich, owner of KGT Remodeling.  “Our event will hopefully help them see the possibilities in a property’s potential. We’ll  have some great examples and tips for everyone.”

Attendees will enjoy food, wine, and design tips from local industry experts from Ferguson, Kohler, L-Design Studio, as well as Greg Urich. Presenters will discuss topics on upcoming trends, design styles, current KGT projects and designs. The wine and appetizers will be sponsored by Ferguson and Kohler.

To register for this event please email RSVP@KGTRemodeling.com or call 239-992-2300.

KGT Remodeling, the five-time Sand Dollar Award winning firm and 2015 CBIA Remodeler of the Year, is a licensed and insured residential remodeling company with over 45 years of experience. Their goal in every project is complete customer satisfaction by sharing their ‘5-Point Promise’ which includes: prompt and clear communication; listening, advising, and adding value; excellence in design and workmanship; custom client portal; and a clean jobsite.

For more information on KGT Remodeling or to receive a free consultation, call 239-992-2300 or visit online at www.kgtremodeling.com.

Bar Tulia & Momentum Brewhouse Exclusive Beer and Craft Cocktail Dinner

Bar Tulia is teaming up with Momentum Brewhouse, Bonita Springs neighborhood brewery, to bring you a truly unique experience! Chef Vincenzo has created an exclusive 4-course menu featured below. These dishes will be paired with locally brewed drafts from Momentum Brewhouse as well as Hudson Whiskey Distillery inspired craft cocktails. The brews at Momentum are aged in barrels from Hudson Whiskey in New York. The price per person is $125. This exclusive event is  by reservation only. 239 – 213-2073.  Limited space available.


Hudson Whiskey Cocktails and Snacks:   Appetizers: Deviled Eggs, Chilean Crab, Radish and Red Pepper Pigs Ears Pickles Fries with Anchovy Mayonnaise   Course 1: Housemade Kielbasa, Anson Mills Polenta Pickled Cabbage, Grain Mustard and Grilled Toast Beer:  16 celsius wheat beer   Course 2: Roasted Redfish, Pine Island Clams Shellfish Broth, Vadouvan Curry, Fennel Beer:  Gentle Jade Saison   Course 3: Wood Roasted Porchetta Charred Broccolini, Stewed Beans Beer:  Knee Highs Red   Course 4:  Cinnamon Sugar Churros with Spiced Chocolate

Italindia Night at 21 Spices by Chef Asif
21 Spices by Chef Asif to host Indian Italian night Italindia featuring international celebrity ‘The Singing Chef’ Andy LoRusso and a specially crafted menu

Chef Asif Syed of 21 Spices will partner with The Singing Chef (R) Andy LoRusso to present a night of Indian and Italian music and cuisine. The event will take place Thursday, November 10 at 21 Spices by Chef Asif from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature a specially crafted Indo-Italian pre-fixe menu for $95, tax and gratuity included.

Friday, November 11

Paradise Wine presents Holiday Retail Extravaganza
November 11-12 9am
Tis’ the season with Paradise Wine for the Holiday Retail Extravaganza! On November 11 & 12, this two-day event will be sure to kick off the holiday shopping season. Paradise Wine is located at 8965 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. For more information, call 239-687-3155 or visit www.paradisewinellc.com.

Veteran’s Day Sidewalk Sale
November 11-13 10am-9pm

Enjoy additional savings on already low factory outlet prices.

USO Show

During World War II, the Naples Depot was converted into a dance hall on Saturday nights to boost the morale of the aircrews stationed at the nearby Naples Army Air Field. In honor of Veterans Day, join us for a nostalgic USO-style show at the Naples Depot, featuring the live music, comedy and memories that brought the “greatest generation” onto the dance floor.

This year’s show will feature: Comedy by John Carfi and music by local band Suntones and a closing ceremony paying tribute to veterans from all of America’s armed conflicts. Show begins at 12:00 p.m., following the Veterans Day service in Cambier Park. Some chairs will be provided, but those attending are encouraged to bring their own. For more information, please call (239) 262-6525.

The Immokalee Foundation 2016 Charity Classic Celebration
The Immokalee Foundation’s 2016 Charity Classic Celebration is an extraordinary evening of fine dining, entertainment and auctions of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit TIF students. $550 per guest; underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available

Saturday, November 12

BaconFest Naples 2016
If you love bacon and want to make a difference in your community, this event is for you! This year will be even BIGGER and event MORE BACON!
Proceeds from 3rd Annual BaconFest Naples go directly towards ending childhood hunger in SWFL via the Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay and local children’s charities. #EatBaconFeedAChild

Science Saturday
Join Mr. Glen and his Science & Engineering team and the Sylvan Learning Center for interactive science projects.

NCH Hospital Ball

58th Annual NCH Hospital Ball, chaired by Dr. Paul and Susan Jones, with proceeds to benefit the initial planning for expanding and modernizing the NCH Baker Hospital Downtown emergency department. $500/ticket

Sunday, November 13

NAMI Presents Sips n’ Saddles
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Collier County inaugurates an exciting fundraiser November 13 that will bring aficionados of all things equestrian together for an elegant afternoon soiree. Sips ‘n’ Saddles, to take place on a beautiful private property in Naples, will feature an equestrian jumper exhibition presented by riders from Dresden Manor Farm and Benchmark Equestrian, both in Naples, accompanied by bourbon, beer, and hors d’oeuvres. This unique event will help support NAMI’s programs to improve through education, support, and advocacy the lives of the 1 in 4 families in our community affected by mental illness.