What’s Happening in Naples: October 13-16
Weekend Edition


Thursday, October 13

Annual Great Futures Start Here Breakfast

Join us for this one-of-a-kind event with a special guest motivational speaker to celebrate the annual scholarship campaign.

With the community’s support, the Club is able to provide life-changing, outcome-driven programs to 3,000 youth each year. Have the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of these remarkable local teens as they act as table host. Buffet breakfast will be served and admission is free.

Date: October 13, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Location: Boys & Girls Club of Collier County 7500 Davis Boulevard Naples, Florida 34104 Cost: Complimentary

Must RSVP (239) 325-1765 or ADinanno@bgccc.com

The Art and Science of Persuasive Presentations

Why do some ideas catch on and others flounder? Why do some nonprofits flourish while others struggle? The secret lies in storytelling, what some experts say will be THE most important business skill of the next five years. Ken Sneeden combines modern research with ancient wisdom to unlock the secretsin his workshop, “The Art and Science of Persuasive Presentations.” While this is NOT a “How-To-Use-PowerPoint” (or Keynote or Prezi) workshop, you WILL learn the fundamentals.

Presenter:  Ken Sneeden, President, Ken Sneeden & Associates, LLC
Registration Fee:  $35
Location:  Hodges University, Stock Building, White Community Room
Address:  2647 Professional Circle, Naples, FL  34119
Category:  Operations

Pink Celebrity Bartender Night at Lamoraga

Lamoraga, a Naples contemporary restaurant best known for its international cuisine and large selection of tapas, will host his second inaugural Pink Celebrity Bartender Night, a fundraiser with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Thursday, October 13, from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

Preventing Identity Theft and Scams Among SWFL Retirees Public Forum

The Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University, through a generous donation from AARP of Florida, will hold a discussion among experts on the growing problem of identity theft and current scams. Education is key in the fight against fraud, scams and identity theft. By attending this event, you will become better prepared to detect, prevent and mitigate fraud and identity theft. Don’t wait to become the next statistics. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to attend these public forums.

Panel members: 
Lt. Chad Parker, Supervisor of Financial Crimes Bureau, Collier County Sheriff’s Office
Ivonne Perez-Suarez, Consumer Advocate, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Carrie Kerskie, Identity Theft Expert and Director of Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University
John Benkert, CEO, CPR Tools Inc.
Kimberly Lappin, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation
Chris Vernon, Vernon Litigation Group
Moderator: Jeff Lytle, Retired Naples Daily News Editorial Page Editor and TV Host

Constellations presented by Gulfshore Playhouse
October 6- 30 3pm

Constellations is an intimate love story of cosmic proportions, following Marianne, a quantum physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, through a series of vignettes where each encounter plays out in any number of ways. From Variety, “Short and sweet and strangely haunting. …The devilishly clever scribe is not playing games with either his characters or his audience, because with each iteration Roland and Marianne grow closer to one another — and become more important to us. And by the end of the play (has it really been only an hour?), we’re fully invested in their lives. All of them.”

Rock the House presented by Paradise Wine

It’s time to put your dancing shoes on! On October 13 at 7:30 p.m., Paradise Wine invites you to rock the house with Deb & The Dynamics. Come enjoy the live music, good vibes and unique sounds of this Funky Rock ‘N’ Soul/Blues band, that is sure to have you dancing all night. Paradise Wine is located at 8965 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. For more information, call 239-687-3155 or visit www.paradisewinellc.com.

The Naples Players Presents: Rocky Horror Show
October 12-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!”

Friday, October 14

October 14-15 2-10pm

Fathoms crams two days of fun into its Oktoberfest celebration like an overstuffed bratwurst. On Friday, Oct. 14 enjoy live music from Riverside from 6 – 10 p.m. Local legends Soapy Tuna take the circle stage from 2 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, followed by a great set by The Steve Farst Trio from 6 – 10 p.m. The entire family will enjoy authentic German dishes straight from the smoker on both nights, with beer specials for the grownups, plus the famous Stein Hoisting competition from Sam Adams! For the kids, there will be the bouncy castle.

The Purple Party presented by Paradise Wine
The Purple Party is one of Naples’ newest hip parties that attracts young professionals and is hosted by The Shelter’s Next Generation Committee. Paradise Wine invites you to join the fun on October 14 at 6:30 p.m. at 8965 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Tickets are available for $20 or three tickets for $50. Each ticket purchase includes two drink tickets, hors-d’oeuvres, a silent auction, door prizes, a photo booth, live entertainment and much more! For more information, call 239-687-3155, visit www.paradisewinellc.com or www.naplesshelter.org/purpleparty.

NextGen Purple Party Masquerade
4th Annual Purple Party hosted by The Shelter’s NextGen Committee!

Tickets are $55 until September 1 and $65 thereafter. Ticket purchase includes two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres.

– Live Music – Silent Auction – Photo Booth – Best Mask Contest – Key West Trip Drawing –

Drawing for Key West Trip for Two – 1 Ticket for $20 / 3 Tickets for $50 (trip value of $510)

– Includes round trip transportation via Key West Express
– Two night stay at Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
– Conch Tour Train
– Visit to Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum
* Drawing will take place at Paradise Wine. You do not need to be in attendance to win!

Saturday, October 15

Backyard Chickens 101

Come join this 3 hour workshop to get you up to speed on the basics of keeping chickens.

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9 a.m. to noon

UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
14700 Immokalee Road
Naples, FL 34120

Registration is $20 and can be done at Eventbrite: http://backyardchickenscollier.eventbrite.com

The topics will include:

  • Getting Started
  • Laws and Regulations
  • The Basics (Breeds, Development, Feeding, Health, Housing, & Predator Control)
  • Biosecurity
  • Owner Health Guidelines (Egg Food Safety & Handling Hygiene)

Third Annual Arcadia Fall Rodeo
October 15-16 11am-5pm

The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is pleased to announce the Third Annual Arcadia Fall PRCA Rodeo on October 15th and 16th. It will feature the baddest bulls and broncs this side of the Mississippi, along with all of the timed events everyone knows and loves! Gates open at 11:00 a.m. The Arcadia Rodeo Shootout Gang will perform at 1:00 p.m., immediately followed by the Mutton Bustin’. The remarkable talent of the Arcadia All-Florida Saddle Club Quadrille Team will be featured both days. The Rodeo action begins at 2:00 p.m. Rain or Shine! Please come enjoy a weekend of family fun with the best cowboys and cowgirls around!

DeRomo’s 2nd Anniversary Italian Feast

Come celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with an Italian Feast. Rain or shine under the tent, it’s an all you can eat Italian food extravaganza for just $20, beginning at 3pm featuring live entertainment, children’s play area and face painter.

Mark your calendars for October 15th – and be sure to come join us as we celebrate with all you can eat food, live entertainment, free raffles and giveaway prizes, a Ferrari car show and much more. Experience our own piece of Little Italy right here in Bonita Springs.

Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor” (Los Angeles Times), he is “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet’s latest CD, The Last Southern Gentlemen, has the sound of classic Jazz played by master musicians. The music is relaxed, thoughtful and provocative; paying tribute to the humanity and humility at the center of the Southern lifestyle that birthed America’s original music. Built on the intimacy of ballads and the blues, while embracing grooves and up-tempo forays, The Last Southern Gentlemen is a firm acknowledgement of the existence and importance of sweet, gentle sounds.

$50 Premium Seats | $45 Center Seats | $40 Side Seats (10% off for current CFABS

Blue Martini Pink Party 2016

BLUE Celebrates PINK!

#SaveTheDate for Blue Martini’s Annual Pink Charity Event!
Blue Martini
Saturday, October 15th, 2016 from 8pm-11pm

Pink Attire Encouraged.
*LADIES wearing Pink receive Complimentary Entry!*

Sponsored by Korbel Champagne Cellars

VIP Reservations & More Information: (407) 447-2583

SHAPE UP! Fitness Event

Join the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida for SHAPE UP!, an event featuring a taste of the best and most exciting fitness programs available, free for anyone who wants to participate. Run, walk, paddle, lift, tone, and burn calories in celebration of healthy lifestyles on October 15 at Lowdermilk Park. SHAPE UP! is fun for the entire family and offers everything from a 2-mile run/1-mile walk to yoga on the beach, fitness classes, paddleboard demos, and boot camps.