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2011-2012 Social Calendar of Southwest Florida




2011-2012 Gulfshore Life Social CalendarSEP 2011


1 Poinsettia Sales in Bonita Springs to benefit the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs. Chair: James O’Leary. 898-5178.

 

3 Labor Day Weekend 5K/Brain Power Walk and Kid’s Run on Gulf Shore Boulevard at Lowdermilk Park to benefit the Naples Pilot Foundation. Chair: Suzanne Lester. 289-8268.

 

10 Legacy 5K Run/Walk at Dunbar High School to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. (269) 332-5346.

 

17 Dining in the Dark at Harborside Event Center to benefit Visually Impaired Persons of Southwest Florida. $125. Chair: Rachelle Youmans. 404-3681.

 

17 Men Making a Difference on the Naples Princess to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. $125. 992-9474.


17 SIU/Physicians Regional Prostate Cancer Awareness Race presented by Gulfcoast Runners at Physicians Regional to benefit American Cancer Society. $10 and up. Chairs: Taylor Hamilton, Tracy Taylor. 434-9786.

 

Sep 20: Taste of the Nations at Riverside Community Center20 Taste of the Nations at Riverside Community Center in Fort Myers to benefit Nations Association Charities. 332-7575.

 

22 Pinwheel Memory Garden Ceremony at The Birth Place at NCH North Naples Hospital to benefit Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. Chair: Cathy Timuta. 425-6920.

 

24 17th Annual Candlelighters Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at the Bonita Bay Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 432-2223.

 

24 George De Marco Memorial Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. 643-4077.


24 Signature Chefs Auction at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit March of Dimes. 433-3463.

 

24 Sixth Annual Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the United Way of Collier County. $10. Chairs: John Brucato, Robert Breitbard. 261-7112.

 

24 Speakeasy Night at The Edison Restaurant to benefit the Laboratory Theater of Florida. $40. Chair: Brenda Kensler. (248) 894-6554.

 

30 Appreciation Night 2011 on the Naples Princess to benefit Physician Led Access Network of Collier County. 776-3016.

 

OTHER EVENT IN SEPTEMBER

Annual RCMA Christmas Card Project Kickoff to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. $15 per card. Chair: Judy Brill. 658-3560, ext. 242.

 

 

 

OCT 2011

          

 

1 “Path to Wellness” 5K Run/Walk at Lakes Park, Fort Myers, to benefit Lee Mental Health Center. Sponsorships $100-$500; runners and walkers, $20. Chair: Todd Cordisco. 791-1575.

 

2 ItalianFest at the Alliance for the Arts to benefit The Rotary Club of Fort Myers. Chairs: Besty Allen, Karen Mille. 560-2101.

 

3 Celebrity Island Dinner at Traders, Sanibel, to benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. 395-2233.

 

6-31 Cele-BRA-tion Fine Art Show at Harborside Event Center to benefit Art League of Fort Myers. Chair: Zaki Knapen. 275-3970.

 

8 “Stars for Kids” Celebrity Waiter Dinner at Sanibel Harbour Marriott to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. $100. Chair: Linda McNabb. 425-1017.

 

Oct 13: Miss Southwest Florida Golf Tournament13 Miss Southwest Florida Golf Tournament at the Olde Cypress Country Club to benefit the Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant. Chair: Kimberley Ouimet. (248) 342-8112.

 

14 Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 590-1074.

 

15 Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve to benefit Children’s Network of SWFL. Chair: Aimee McLaughlin. 226-1524.

 

15 Walk-A-Thon at Lakes Park, Fort Myers, to benefit The Gabriel House. 489-2663.

 

15-16 United States Junior Olympic Youth Regatta at the north shore of the Caloosahatchee River to benefit the Edison Sailing Center. Chair: Stephanie Webb. 454-5114.

 

15, 22 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Saint Ann School, Naples, and Centennial Park, Fort Myers, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. 405-7008.

 

19 Women Supporting Women at Handsome Harry’s to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 643-4673.

 

20 Golf Tournament at Audubon Country Club to benefit the Ricky King Children’s Fund. Chair: Bryan Mundy. 216-4154.

 

20 Sixth Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan at Harborside Event Center to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. $100, sponsorships available. Chair: Deanna Hansen. 332-7687.

 

20 Welcome Home Dinner at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. $100. Chair: Lynda Waterhouse. 263-9363.

 

21 Stiletto Sprint at Fifth Avenue South to benefit Garden of Hope and Courage. 434-6697.

 

21-23 The Red Snook Catch and Release Charity at Naples, Chokoloskee and Goodland launch sites to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Chairs: Wayne Meland, Lloyd Liggett. 963-4593.

 

22 Edison POPS at Sunset Concert at the Fort Myers campus to benefit Edison State College Foundation. $25-$50. Chair: Deidra Mann. 732-3957.

 

22 Fall Classic Golf Tournament at Quail West to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 437-0202.

 

22 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Tanger Outlets to benefit the American Cancer Society. 936-1113.

 

22 Stroller Derby at NCEF Early Childhood Development Center to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. 643-3908.

 

22 Walk Through the Arts to benefit Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787.

 

23 Classic Rock Cares at The Forest Country Club to benefit John Entwistle Foundation. $200. Chair: Laurie Luongo. 482-6880.

 

23 Yacht Hop at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $50. Chair: Mary Laurel. 418-0996.

 

24 Girls Night Out at Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery to benefit Shoes That Fit— Bonita Springs Chapter. 949-2986.

 

25 Business Hall of Fame 2011, Collier County, at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. $250, table sponsorships available. Chairs: Lisa Barnett Van Dien, John English. 225-2590.


26 Physician’s Talent Show at Sugden Community Theater to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 260-2080.

 

26 United Way Campaign Kick-Off at Harborside Event Center to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. $19. Chair: Tom Uhler. 433-2000.

 

27 Brookstock Concert at The Brooks Village Green to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. 433-2000.

 

28 Cabaret and Cabernet at Lee County Alliance for the Arts to benefit Young Artists Awards. 574-9321.

 

28 Hallow Eve on the Naples Princess to benefit the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. 261-5405.

 

29 Murder at the Oasis at White Orchid, Fort Myers, to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. $75, $125 VIP. Chair: Carol Robinson. 418-0996.

 

29 NCH Hospital Ball 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit the NCH Healthcare Foundation. $475. Chairs: Patrick Trittler, Reg Buxton. 436-4511.

 

29 Sixth Annual Stingray Golf Tournament at Fiddlers Creek to benefit the Seacrest Country Day School athletics. $200. 793-1986.

 

 

 

NOV 2011        

 

1 Annual Friends Campaign at 424 Bayfront Place to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. $1,000. Chair: Susan Maurer. 430-3934.

 

1 Dream BIG for PACE Luncheon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. $100. Chairs: Margaret Depew, Heather Fitzenhagen DeBoest. 425-2366, ext. 25.

 

4 Handbag Happy Hour at Miromar Design Center to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network. $75. Chairs: June Miller, Heather Chouinard. 337-2391, ext. 211.

 

4 Opening Gala at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $30. Chair: Annie Mrozinski. 418-0996.

 

Nov 4: Red, White & Roulette Casino Night4 Red, White & Roulette Casino Night at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. $75. Chairs: Jon Zoler, Linda Fasulo. 262-8135.

 

4 Young at Heart – An Evening of Music and Dancing with Cahlua & Cream at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. $60. Chair: Rosemary Erickson. 352-0251.

 

4 to Dec. 5 Deck the Hall at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. 418-0996.

 

5 Annual Yard Sale at 481 37th Ave. N.E. to benefit All Kids Play Foundation of Corkscrew Community. Chair: Cassy Pangaribuan. 348-1994.

 

5 Dinner with Berne Davis on site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. $175. Chair: Jim Griffith. 333-1933.

5 Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament at Fiddler’s Creek Golf Club to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $1,000. Chair: Mary Osborn. 325-1714.


5 Par 3 Marathon at Bentley Village to benefit Special Olympics Collier County. 775-1991.

 

Nov 6: Bikers for Babies6 Bikers for Babies at North Collier Regional Park to benefit March of Dimes. 433-3463.

 

6 Naples Corvette Club Annual Car Show to benefit The Gabriel House. Chair: Glenn Hutchinson. 940-6199.

Nov 6: Naples Corvette Club Annual Car Show

6 Taste of the Town at Centennial Park to benefit the Junior League of Fort Myers.

 

7 Paul Todd Veteran’s Day Concert at St. Ann Parish Hall to benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County. 455-2655.

 

8 Brushstrokes from the Soul at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bell Tower Shops, to benefit Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. 437-3007.

 

9 Hats in the Garden to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. $500 and up. Chairs: Wynnell Schrenk, Kathy Woods. 643-7275.


10 National Philanthropy Day at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Everglades Chapter. $75. Chair: Lori Fowler. 877-3800.


11 2011 Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. $550. Chair: Joe Zednik. 430-9122.

 

11 Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit the Humane Society Naples. 643-1555.

 

12 Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on site to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. $175, VIP $350. Chair: Brigid Soldavini-Clapper. 596-2988.

 

12 Celebrate the Arts at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit United Arts Council of Collier County. 263-8242.



12 Elephant Fest at the Naples Zoo to benefit the Alzheimer’s Support Network. $25 suggested donation. Chair: Suky Pollard. 262-8388.

 

12 Red Kettle Gala, Auction and Dinner at Vineyards Country Club to benefit the Salvation Army of Collier County. $75. Chair: Sarah Drew. 775-9447.

 

12 Survivors United in Naples Community Walk at Sugden Regional Park to benefit Project Help. 649-1404.



12 The Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Community School of Naples. $750. Chairs: John and Becky Allen, Chad and Courtney Ott, Fred and Stephanie Pezeshkan. 597-7575.


13 Sneak Peek at the G&L Theatre to benefit TheatreZone. Chair: Kathy Prutos. (888) 966-3352.

 

13 Taste of the Arts to benefit Alliance for the Arts. $35. 939-2787.

 

13 Taste of the Islands at Sanibel Community Park to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). $5. Chair: Melissa Congress. 395-0031.

 

14 2011 Charity Classic Pro-Am at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 430-9122.

 

14 Swing for the Kids Golf Tournament at TwinEagles Golf and Country Club to benefit the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. $150. Chair: Petra Jones. 261-5405.


18 Luncheon at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn at Windstar Country Club to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 465-3633.

 

18 Third Annual Glass Slipper Ball Best of the Chefs at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. $100. Chair: Maggie Petraits. 434-5134 or 233-2464.

 

18-19 Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival at Alliance for the Arts to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. 218-0481.

 

19 An Evening of Sunshine, Stars and Giggles at a private club in Port Royal to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. $125. Chair: Brenda Fioretti. 659-2400.

 

19 Made by Us at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. $25. Chair: Gari Lewis. (860) 985-2761.

 

19 Take Stock in Children Fundraiser to benefit the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 337-0433.

 

19 Winning Big for Babies, Casino Night at The Club at Grandezza to benefit Healthy Start of Southwest Florida. $85, $150 for two. Chair: Stephen Eller. 425-6920.

 

20 Nutcracker Gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit the Naples Philharmonic League. 254-2732.

 

25 to Dec. 2 Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. 995-2106.


25 to Dec. 11 Festival of Trees at The Village on Venetian Bay to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Chairs: Kelly Capolino, Debbie Koch. $5 suggested donation. 325-1700.

 

26 Starlight Auction at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Animal Refuge Center. $75. Chair: Betty Hughes. 841-0810.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN NOVEMBER

Fourth Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney at the Golf Lodge at the Quarry to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation. 592-7020.

 

Red Kettle Campaign, through December, to benefit The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. Chair: Meg M. Geltner. 278-1551.

 

 

 

DEC 2011          

 

1 25th Anniversary Event to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. $100. Chair: Lou Pontius. 337-0433.



2 Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit Naples Historical Society. $300, $500 per patron. Chairs: Mary S. Smith, Diane Koestner. 261-8164.

 

2-3 Holiday Shell Art Sale at the Marco Island Winn-Dixie Supermarket to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 963-4694.

 

3 Celtic Snowball and Silent Auction at a private club in Port Royal to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. $175. Chair: Dawn Montecalvo. 455-3044, ext. 225.

 

3 Tux and Trees Gala at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. $100. Chair: Carolyn Johnson. 995-2106, ext. 247.

 

4 Holiday Bash at Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). 395-0031.

 

6-8 ECHO Agricultural Conference at Crowne Plaza Hotel and ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. Chair: Danielle Flood. 567-3312.

 

7 Baubles, Bangles and Bags at Bellasera Hotel to benefit Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship Pageant. $20. Chair: Kimberley Ouimet. (248) 342-8112.

 

7 Fashion Show and Patron Party at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. (617) 510-4468.


8 Light of Love at Coconut Point to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 841-0810.

 

9 The Children’s Hosptial Charity Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 343-6950.

 

10 Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit AMIkids Big Cypress. $150. Chair: Charles Vogt. 405-2279.

 

Dec 10: Home for the Holidays10 A Home for the Holidays to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. $75. Chair: Lee Meyers. 332-0364.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN DECEMBER

Annual Alumni Holiday Party to benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation. Chair: Jeffrey Fridkin. 298-7926.

 


Holiday House at the Burroughs Home to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. 337-9503. 

 

If the Shoe Fits at various Naples restaurants to benefit the Education Foundation of Collier County. $150. 643-4755.

 

Lights of Love to benefit the Naples Pilot Foundation. Chair: Suzanne Lester 289-8268.

 

Tara’s Jingle Jog to benefit The Passion Foundation. $30. Chair: Tara Parla. 898-9922.

 

 

 

JAN 2012

 

5-31 World Premiere of Anne Frank–Past and Present Art Exhibit at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. 263-9200.

 

12 Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show Benefit featuring designer Norman Ambrose at Saint Ann Jubilee Center to benefit Saint Ann School Foundation. $750 and up. Chairs: Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gill. 262-4110, ext. 333.



14 Annual Gala at the Estates at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates to benefit the Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation. 274-2377.

 

14-15 “Thank You Myra” Days at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit the Myra Janco Daniels Legacy Fund. Chairs: David Drobis, Adria Starkey. 254-2704.

 

15 40th Anniversary Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Concert Band. Chair: James Castaldi. 263-9521.

 

16 Annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Youth Haven. 687-5153.

 

Jan 18: Just Tennis Fashion Show and Luncheon18 Just Tennis Fashion Show and Luncheon at Barefoot Beach Club to benefit the Music for Minors Foundation. $40. Chair: Dr. Becky Kimberly. 948-8450.

 

19 A Taste of China at a private club in Port Royal to benefit the Guadalupe Center. $350. Chairs: Alice Arena, Sue Dillon. 657-7711.

 

19 Tool Belts & Shopping Bags at Nordstrom, Waterside Shops, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. $100. Chair: Barbara Sill. 775-0036.

 

20 Cat Country 107.1 “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon at Miromar Outlets to benefit Barbara’s Friends—The Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Chair: Duane Higgins. 343-6950.

 

20 An Evening in Old Havana at The Ritz-Carlton Resort, Naples, to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation. $500, $1,200 per patron, $5,000 per table, $6,000 per table host, $10,000 for premier sponsor. Chair: Bev Cherry. 304-3505.

 

20 Wishmaker’s Ball at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. $200. 992-9474, ext. 22.

 

21 Cattle Barons’ Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society. $3,000 for a table of eight. 936-1113, ext. 3909.

 

21 Gala for Treasures at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. $400. Chair: Dr. Lynne Powell. 793-1986.



21 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Chairs: Sandy Robinson, Dr. Brian Schwartz. 334-7007, ext. 132.

 

24 Celebration of Philanthropy at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Community Foundation of Collier County. 649-5000.

 

25 The Choice Affair at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Collier County. $225. Chair: Joan Pollitt. 262-8923, ext. 309.

 

25 Wine, Women & Shoes at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. $125. Chair: Jennifer Nackley. 643-4673.

 

26 A Light to Remember at Centennial Park to benefit Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. 437-3007.

 

26 Mad Hatter presents Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Harborside Event Center to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. 334-1886.

 

Jan 27-29: Naples Winter Wine Festival27-29 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. $8,500 per couple. Chairs: Robert and Joan Clifford. 514-2239.

 

28 Collier Empty Bowls at Cambier Park to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank. 334-7007.

 

28 Hooray for Hollywood Gala to benefit the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. $200. Chairs: Kimberly Philbin, Shelley Anderson. 495-8989.


28 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at Crowne Plaza, Bell Tower Shops, to benefit the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. $150. Chair: Tiffany Heck. 418-0996.

 

28 The Screaming Orphans Concert at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit The Rotary Club of Fort Myers. 332-8158.

 

28 USO-Inspired Gala to benefit the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. Chair: Matthew Johnson. 321-7412.

 

28 Yard Sale to benefit Cape Coral Historical Museum. Chair: Anne Cull. 772-7037.

 

28-29 Bayshore Festival of the Arts at Sugden Regional Park to benefit the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center. 775-2800.

 

28-29 Naples Invitational Art Fest—15th Anniversary Show at Fleischmann Park to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida. $5. Chair: Jill Spanbauer. 992-4680, ext. 5014.

 

29 Under the Sea at the Island Inn on Sanibel to benefit The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. Sponsorships available. Chair: Evelyn Stewart. 395-2233.


31 Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford dealership to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. $175. Chair: Sam Galloway Jr. 332-7687.


31 Sunset Dinner Cruise and Auction in Fort Myers to benefit AFCAAM. $60. Chair: Dave Young. 461-0234.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN JANUARY

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals at the Promenade at Bonita Bay to benefit the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

 

Nick Linn Lecture Series at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 659-1576.

 

Tamra & Friends Benefit Concert at the Covenant Presbyterian Church to benefit Laces of Love. Chair: Jeanne Nealon. 591-1172.

 

Walk to benefit Associa Cares. (214) 953-3009.

 

Wines Around the World at a private Naples home to benefit the Naples Players. $125, $90 tax deductible. Chairs: Delores and John Sorey. 263-2673.



 

 

FEB 2012    

 

1 Ave Maria University Inaugural Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Ave Maria University. $300. 280-1641.

 

1 Caring Women Bond to Beat Breast Cancer Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support. $135. Chair: Mimi Scofield. 417-4600.

 

2 Author’s Evening with Clyde Butcher at the Southwest Florida Museum of History to benefit the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. 321-7430.

 

3 Barbara Rinella at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit The League Club. 353-3100.

 

3 Fashion Show at the Island Country Club, Marco Island, to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. 213-0397.

 

4 Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway: Sweet Charity—a Gulfshore Playhouse Alumni Concert at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. $300. 261-7529.

 

4 Extravaganza Dream Big Dinner Auction at Sanibel Harbour Resort to benefit Canterbury School. $125. Chairs: Monique Ward, Cathy Lubner, Allison Goss. 481-4323.

 

4-5 ArtFest Fort Myers at Edwards Drive, downtown Fort Myers, to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. $75. Chair: Jeanne Seehaver. 768-3602.

 

8 “Gentle”men Against Domestic Violence Annual Men’s Event: A Tailgate at Old Collier Golf Club to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 775-3862.

 

9 Feathers & Friends Gala at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Collier County Audubon Society. $125. Chair: PJ Marinelli. 643-7822.
 


9 Historical Talk in Everglades City to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. 695-2905.

 

10 Blast into the Future at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. $250. Chairs: Sue Manion, Priscilla Washburn. 262-4878.

 

10 Stars in the Arts at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit United Arts Council of Collier County. Chairs: Barbara Sigel, Jane Berger. 263-8242.

 

11 21st Annual Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. 851-7070.

 

11 Annual Community Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Chair: Jacqui Aizenshtat. 263-4205.

 

11 Hearts of Hope Gala at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hope Hospice. $550 per couple. Chairs: Connie Lummis, Karen Hartley. 489-9147.

 

11 A Very Special Evening for Very Special People at Hodges University to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. $125. Chair: Marianne Frey. 594-9007.

 

11-12 Arts & Crafts Festival at Veterans Park, Marco Island, to benefit Marco Island Sunrise Rotary. 777-1484.

 

12 Baby Basics Biking and Walking Challenge at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. $35 to ride, $25 to walk. Chair: Dick Lynch. 352-4310.

 

12 Junior Parade at the downtown River District to benefit Edison Festival of Light. 656-2204.

 

12 A Virtuoso’s Evening with Franz Liszt at the salon of William Noll, Naples, to benefit Naples Music Club. $125. Chair: Anne Roberts. (313) 204- 1751.

 

12-14 Singing Valentines to benefit Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. 213-0134.

 

13 Nick Linn Lecture Series at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 596-9149.


15 50th Anniversary Ball at Naples Yacht Club to benefit Naples Historical Society. $500. 261-8164.

 

16 Men of Distinction Awards Celebration at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Education Foundation of Collier County. 643-4755.

 

16 Zimsculpt in the Garden Celebration to benefit the Naples Botanical Garden. 325-1930.

 

17 Celebration of Reading at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Volunteer USA Foundation. $250, sponsorships begin at $5,000.Honorary chair: Gov. Jeb Bush; chairs: Fred and Stephanie Pezeshkan, Thomas R. and Ann Grady. 277-6295.

 

17 Fashion Pizzazz at Bonita Bay Club to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. $60. Chair: Vicki Torbush. 213-0397.

 

17 A Step Back in Time at the Historic Hack’s Shack private residence to benefit Naples Backyard History. Chairs: Bertha McDaniels, Mary Lynn Stahnke, Donald Smith. 594-2978.

 

18 Block Party at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. $250. Chair: Kelly Richardson. 260-2080.

 

18 Grand Parade at the downtown River District to benefit Edison Festival of Light. $50 VIP, $10 reserved. Chair: Mike Gill. 334-2999.


Feb 18: The Storybook Ball - Fairytale ending: Deana Homsi, Tony McCloud with Ronald McDonald at the Storybook Ball benefiting Ronald McDonald House.18 Pet Lover’s Gala at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit The Humane Society Naples. $275. Chairs: Kathy Parks King, Gail Lozelle. 643-1880, ext. 18.


18 The Storybook Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. $250. Chair: Heidi Frederic. 437-0202.

 

20 Cracker Dinner at Riverside Community Center to benefit the Southwest Florida Historical Society. $25. Chair: Genevieve Bowen. 939-1653.

 

21 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. $350, $1,500 per patron. Chair: Shelly Stayer. 775-3862, ext. 261.

 

22 Habi-Tour at 11145 Tamiami Trail E. to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. 775-0036.


23 Humanitarian of the Year Awards Luncheon at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Hodges University. $175. Chair: Dr. Lou Traina. 938-7826.

 

24 Chef Vintner Dinners at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club to benefit Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest. 850-5020.

 

25 Coastal Cruise in Everglades City to benefit Friends of Fakahatchee. 695-2905.

 

25 Grand Tasting and Auction at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club to benefit Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest. $1,000. Chair: Steve Machiz. 850-5020.


25 Love INC Annual Golf Benefit at Spanish Wells Country club to benefit Love INC of South Lee and North Collier Communities. $110, $30 for lunch. Chair: Dave Lyons. 390-1500.

 

25 MS Walk at Lakes Park to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $50 minimum donation. Chair: Tonya Emerson. 793-7009 or (800) FIGHT-MS.

 

25-26 33rd Annual Naples National Art Festival at Cambier Park and Eighth Street South, Naples, to benefit the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. $5 donation requested. Chair: Joel Kessler. 262-6517, ext. 103.

 

26 The Beach Ball at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. $250. Chair: Shari Summers. 263-8383, ext. 233.

 

27 Puttin’ on the Ritz: Annual Benefit at BIG Arts Schein Hall to benefit Barrier Island Group for the Arts. $150, $250, $500. Chairs: Susie Freund, Susan Heisler. 395-0900.


27 Seventh Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Shoes That Fit— Bonita Springs Chapter. $75. Chair: Shelby Rose. 992-8016 or (262) 853-8032.

 

28 10th Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. $43. Chair: Betty Busselberg. 432-2223.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals at the Promenade at Bonita Bay to benefit Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

The Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. $300. Chair: Ron McEwan. 343-6950.

Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. Chair: Lynne Minozzi. 642-3836.

 

Fundraising Dog Walk at the Naples Botanical Garden to benefit The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. 325-9328.

Girlfriends Shoe Party to benefit Laces of Love. New sneaker donation. Chair: Jeanne Nara Nealon. 591-1172.

Human-Animal Bond Speech at Moorings Park to benefit The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy. Chairs: Diane Koestner, Godfrey Levy. 649-8040.

Inaugural Celebrity Breakfast to benefit Christmas in Naples and Catholic Charities of Collier County. $50 and up. Sponsorships available. Chair: Vincent “Cap” Mona. 293-9389.

The Minnesota Twins Celebrity Classic at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. $250. Chair: Debby Welsh. 343-6950.

Nick Linn Lecture Series at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 659-1576.

Sunset Dinner Cruise at Captiva Cruises to benefit Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. $50. Chair: Nathalie Pyle. 481-2100.

 



 

MAR 2012           

 

2 Fantasia IV at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Bach Ensemble of Naples. Chair: Carol Hedman. 732-1055.

 

2-3 Bonita Bay Celebrity Tennis Event at the Bonita Bay Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends—The Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. $750 and up. Chairs: Pay Valva, Floyd Robinson. 343-6950.

 

Mar 3: Chocolate Extravaganza3 Chocolate Extravaganza at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Project Help. $75. Chair: Di Koestner. 649-1404.


3 Dr. Ella Piper Grand Gala at Bonita Bay Gold Club to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. $150. Chairs: Danielle Mauder, Rebecca Goff, Noelle Schneider. 332-5346. 


3 The Fine Art of Living Fashion Event in Port Royal to benefit the Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. Chairs: Diane Preston Moore, Cecile Fenstermaker, Lisa McDonnell, Sandy Durant. 262-0353.

 

3 Hope for Haiti Gala 2012 at the Jubilee Center, Naples, to benefit Hope for Haiti. $300. Chair: Cassandra Hill. 434-7183.

 

Mar 3: Hope Gala - Doing it for the kids: Sylvie and John Cammett at the Hope Gala benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.3 Hope Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $750 per couple. Chairs: Julie Danner, Jennifer Lange, Cheryl Rubinton. 338-8401.

 

3 Hope, Love & Faith Fourth Annual MS 5K Run/Walk at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation. $20 registration. Chairs: Dr. Debbie Heil, Lisa Luthringer. 595-7179.

 

3-4 Barbershop Show at North Naples United Methodist Church to benefit Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. $17-$20. Chair: Jim Shubert. 304-2815.

 

4 Taste of Love 9 at The Design Studio by Raymond to benefit Special Equestrians. $100. Chair: Adele Smith. 851-7070.

 

4 Young Artists Awards Gala at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Young Artists Awards. $40. Chair: Katherine Boren. 574-9321.

 

4-5 Artists’ Studio Tour in Naples to benefit Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. $40 for March 4 (includes refreshments), $55 for March 5 (includes lunch). Chairs: Carla Higdon, Millie Schott. 254-2776.

 

6 Let Us Entertain You with Maestro William Noll and Friends at a private club in Naples to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. $95. Chair: Roz Travis. 434-8505.

 

7 Dining for Philanthropy at a private home to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. $125. Chairs: Lee Kraus, Nancy Quinter. 417-0471.

 

8 Celebrating Women of Achievement at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation. $75. Chair: Ellen Granger. 430-0122.

 

8 Magic Under the Mangroves at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center to benefit Conservancy of Southwest Florida. $550; patron levels $3,500-$50,000. Chair: Jeannie Smith. 403-4216.


8-10 32nd Annual Shell Show at the United Church of Marco to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. $2 donation. Chair: Jae Kellogg. 963-4694.

 

9 Ageless Secrets of Style at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit The League Club. $175. Chair: Stephanie DeMallie. 353-3100.

 

10 Bucket List Bash at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit the American Cancer Society. $375. Chair: Liz Jessee. 261-0337, ext. 3857.

 

10 Buckeyes in Paradise Scholarship Gala at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples. Chair: Kirk Herbstreit. 593-9196.


10 Cypress Cove Inaugural Gala — Hollywood in Black and White at Healthpark to benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. Sponsorship levels available. 415-5100.

 

10 “Denim and Diamonds” Gala at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Royal Palm Academy. $100. Chair: Diana Boghigian. 594-9888.

 

10 Everglades Homes Tour to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. $20. Chair: Jean Schultz. 695-2905.

 

10 Land Sea Air at South Seas Island Resort to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. 332-7687.

 

10 Man & Woman of the Year to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Southern Florida Chapter. (954) 744-5233.

 

10 Rockabye Collier at Waterside Shops to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 343-6950.

 

10 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Southwest Florida at Coconut Point, to benefit Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $32 to walk, $35 to run. Chair: Carol Conway. 498-0016.

 

Mar 10: ZOObilee 201210 ZOObilee 2012 at the Naples Municipal Airport to benefit the Naples Zoo. Chair: Pam Krol. 580-8597.

 

12-13 Imagine Solutions Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit the Searching for Solutions Institute. $2,300. Chair: Tom Everist. 216-4228.

 

16 Southwest Florida’s Women Making History Luncheon at the Hilton Naples to benefit the American Business Women’s Association—Neapolitan Chapter. Chair: Debbie Teed. 325-9909.

 

17 Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County. $250. Chair: Ruth Smith. 455-2655.

 

17 Farm Day at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. $5. Chair: Danielle Flood. 567-3312.

 

17 Vikingfest Auction at Bishop Verot Catholic High School Campus to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. $45. Chair: Randy Zavada. 274-6724.

 

18 12th Annual Island Celebration at Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel, to benefit Sanibel-Captiva Cares. $150. Chair: Jeannie Kendall. 472-2082.

 

18 Third on Canvas at Sea Salt to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. $125. 343-6950.

 

20 Annual Gala at Bay Colony Club to support the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida. $150. Chair: Ed Brunswick. 949-0801.

 

20 Fourth Annual Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County. 425-2366.

 

21 Luncheon on the Lawn … with Fanfare at the residence of Stella and Peter Thomas to benefit the Naples Historical Society. $200. Chairs: Mary S. Smith, Diane Koestner. 261-8164.

 

22 Fashion Show Luncheon with Silent Auction at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. $60. Chair: Dolores Sire. 596-5733.


22 Home, Hope, Healing Luncheon at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Youth Haven. $250, $1,000 per patron. Chairs: Pat Read Botthoff, Kim Collins. 687-5153.

 

23 Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Inaugural Dream Gala on site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Sponsorships available. Chair: Shelia Davis. 514-0084.

 

24 Butterfly Ball at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Avow Hospice. $200. Chairs: John and Kathy Leach, Roger and Flo Lipitz. 649-3683.

 

24 “Education You Can Believe In” Golf Tournament at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club to benefit St. Francis Xavier School. $125. Chair: Mark Iwinski. 334-7707, ext. 243.

 

24 The Fine Art of Living Beachfront Party in Port Royal to benefit the Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. 262-0353.

 

24 A Musical Night with Nature at Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. $20. Chair: Brenda Brooks. 657-2253.


24 Opera Gala to benefit Opera Naples. $250. 963-9050.


24 The President’s Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Chair: James Knupp. 590-1074.

 

24 StarStruck at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit American Red Cross of Lee County. $200. Chairs: Rita Keltner, Sandra Weintraub. 596-6868.

 

Mar 24-25: Marco Island Seafood Festival24-25 Marco Island Seafood Festival at Veterans Park, Marco Island, to benefit Marco Island Sunrise Rotary. $6. Chair: Stan Niemczyk. 777-1484.

 

25 Coastal Cruise in Everglades City to benefit Friends of Fakahatchee. $75. Chair: Marya Repko. 695-2905.

 

25 “It’s Twilight Time” at Harborside Event Center, to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. $100 per couple, $250 per VIP couple. Chair: Greg Brock. 334-1886.


29 Goddess Night at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. 262-6517.


29-31 Drug House Odyssey at Cape Christian Fellowship, Cape Coral, to benefit Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. Chair: Deborah Comella. 931-9317.


30 CREW Wildflower Festival at CREW Cypress Dome Trails to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. 657-2253.

 

31 The Fast & the Furriest 5K Run and 1M Walk at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. 332-0364.

 

31-April 1 Marco Masters Festival of the Arts at Veterans Community Park, Marco Island, to benefit Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. 642-0015.

 

31 SW Florida AIDS Walk/Run/Ride at Cambier Park to benefit the Island Coast AIDS Network. 337-2391.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN MARCH

Annual Charity Golf Tournament at The Lodge at The Quarry to benefit the Naples Lions Club. $100. Chair: Jack Arvold. 949-2947.

 

Bonita Springs National Art Festivals at the Promenade at Bonita Bay to benefit Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

 

Casino & Poker Tournament at New York Pizza & Pasta to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. Chair: Carla De Marco Belanger. 643-4077.

 

Friends of Amigos Luncheon to benefit the Amigos Center. Chair: Leah H. McCann. 297-9658.

 

Golf Outing at Lely Resort to benefit The Passion Foundation. 898-9922.

 

Nick Linn Lecture Series at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 659-1576.

 

Song and Sign Celebration to benefit Deaf Service Center of Southwest Florida. Chair: Lori Timson. 461-0334, ext. 6.

 

Stay-at-Home Tea to be held in your own home to benefit Immokalee Child Care Center. Chair: Beverley Vining. 261-1774.

 

 

 

APR 2012

 

1 BBQ, Bands & Brew at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Builders Care. $10. Chair: Heidi Taulman. 938-0056.

 

1 Naples Music Festival at Third Street South to benefit Garden of Hope and Courage. $350. 434-6697.

 

1-30 Pennies from the Heart Campaign at participating schools, businesses and McDonald’s restaurants in Collier County to benefit the CHS Healthcare Foundation. 658-3111.


2 Biennial Ed Brennan Memorial Golf Tournament at The Club Pelican Bay to benefit The Founders Fund. Sponsorships from $1,200. Chair: Sue McNaghten. 593-0124.

 

2 Incognito at Friends of Art 2012 at the Daniels Pavilion at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. 254-2732.

 

Apr 3: Tulip Tuesday3 Tulip Tuesday in Collier County to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. $25. Chair: Kelly McCumber. 417-3465.

 

4 April Affaire at a private club in Port Royal to benefit Christ Child Society. Chair: Kathi Glass. 434-2060.

 

10 Women of Initiative Awards Luncheon at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Community Foundation of Collier County. $125. Chair: Lisa Merritt. 649-5000, ext. 208.

 

12 Artistry in Chocolate: An Evening with Norman Love to benefit the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology. $75. Chair: Barbara Ann Vickery. 261-4913.

 

13 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Classic at Quail West Golf and Country Club, Naples, to benefit the CHS Healthcare Foundation. Chairs: Frank Gorke, Jim Johnson. 658-3111.


13 Ninth Annual Golf Outing at The Forest Golf and Country Club to benefit AFCAAM. 461-0234.


13-14 Alive in the World Concert for Eden Florida at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artists. $175. Chair: Bob Goldman. 436-1988.

 

13-14 Mike Ditka/Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Invitational at the Golf Club of the Everglades to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. 261-1774.

 

14 Annual Scholarship Gala to benefit Nations Association Charities. $150. Chair: Susan Pérez-Suárez. 332-7575.

 

14 Crawfish Boil at the Boys & Girls Club Naples Campus to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 325-1765.

 

14 Sixth Annual Golf Classic to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 263-8383.

 

14 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Southwest Florida American Heart Association. $400. Chairs: David and Kerri Call. 495-4911.

 

14-15 Help Cure Cancer golf event (Saturday) at Stonebridge Country Club and dinner/gala (Sunday) at the Country Club of Naples to benefit Cure Cancer. $125 golf, $250 gala. Chair: Rose Murphy. 597-7363 (golf), 593-3555 (gala).

 

17 15th Annual St. Matthew’s House/Dean Lind Golfathon at Imperial Golf Club to benefit St. Matthew’s House. Chair: Ron Pederson. 774-0500.

 

20 “FORE” the Children Golf Invitational at Old Corkscrew Golf Club to benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida. 334-0222.

 

20–21 Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School to benefit the American Cancer Society. 261-0337.

 

21 Walk to Cure Diabetes at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 992-3840.


25 Yabba Island Pirate Ball at Yabba Island Grill, Naples, to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. $500, Sponsorships at $2,500 and up. 514-0084.

 

26 Celebration of Women at Harborside Event Center to benefit Hope Hospice. 482-4673.

 

28 Golf Tournament XIV at Bonita Bay East to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 417-3465.


28 Imaginarium’s Cherish Event & Auction to benefit the Imaginarium Group. 321-7420.

 

28 March for Babies at North Collier Regional Park to benefit March of Dimes. $25. Chair: Dr. Deborah Lopez. 433-3463.

 

28 Patrick Solis Charity Golf Classic at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Special Olympics Collier County. $500 per foursome. Chair: Sue Palmer. 775-1991.

 

28 RCMA Annual Golf Tournament at Lely Resort to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 658-3560.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN APRIL

Annual Dinner and Apple Blossom Awards at the Country Club of Naples to benefit the Naples Alliance for Children. $40. Chair: Rene Thigpen. 649-6250.

 

Annual “Drive Against Childhood Cancer” Golf Tournament at Coral Oaks Golf Course, Cape Coral, to benefit For The Kids Foundation. $70. Chair: Woody Woodward. 541-0461.

 

Child Abuse Prevention Believe Concert in Cape Coral to benefit Children’s Network of SWFL. 226-1524.

 

Edison Celebration of Excellence at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Edison State College Foundation. 732-3957.

 

Fourth Annual Amelia Earhart Education and Scholarship Luncheon to benefit Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. Chair: Patty Gift. (571) 334-1633.


Night on the Town at the Historic Arcade Theatre to benefit Foster Care Advisory Services. 939-1338.

 

PGA Tournament of Charities at Pelican Preserve, Fort Myers, to benefit Southwest Florida Addiction Services. 826-4139.

 

Rackets Up, Tennis at Arthur Allen Tennis Center, Cambier Park, to benefit the Salvation Army of Collier County. 775-9447.

 



 

MAY 2012           

 

5 Derby Dash at Handsome Harry’s to benefit Naples Junior Woman’s Club. $30 and up. Chair: Blair DeLongy. (407) 694-6675.

 

5 Kentucky Derby Party to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. 596-2988.

 

5 Race for Rising Stars—Kentucky Derby to benefit ABLE Academy. $150. Chair: Kelly Musico. 352-7600.

 

5 Savor the Flavor at The Community School of Naples to benefit The Community School of Naples. $100. 597-7575.

 

5 Stand Up Paddle Board Races to benefit Special Olympics of Collier County. 775-1991.

 

6 Taste of Collier at Bayfront to benefit Taste of Collier. $5 donation. Chair: Ray Singer. 272-1907.

 

7 Learning for Life Recognition Dinner at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Learning for Life. 218-9758.

 

12 Goodwill Golf Classic to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. $50. Chair: Carolyn Johnson. 995-2106, ext. 247.

 

12-20 ArtsNaples World Festival 2012—Celebrating the Arts & Culture of Russia and Surrounding Regions at Naples cultural organizations to benefit ArtsNaples World Festival. Chair: Rosemary Everett. 444-1400.

 

19 The CSN Seahawk Scramble at Hideout Golf Club to benefit The Community School of Naples. $250. Chair: Berry Straub. 597-7575.


20 Ribs – Rides and Rescuers Public Safety Rib Cook-Off at Harley Davidson Fort Myers to benefit Stay Alive ... Just Drive! Chair: Jay Anderson. (941) 952-7285.

 

23 Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Southwest Florida American Heart Association. 877-2959.

 

24 Scholarship Banquet at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. Chair: H. A. (Bud) Hornbeck II. 261-7171.

 

OTHER EVENTS IN MAY

Royal Palm Academy Golf Classic at the Club at the Everglades to benefit Royal Palm Academy. 594-9888.

 

Sports Club Scholarship Golf Tournament to benefit the Sports Club. 537-1004.

 

“Tee Time for Tots” Golf Tournament at Pelican Preserve to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. 278-1002.

 



LATER 2012

 

JUNE 7 Uncommon Evening at Harborside Event Center to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. $60. Chair: Gray Davis. 433-7120.

JULY Learning for Life’s Got Talent at Cypress Lake High School to benefit Learning for Life. $5. Chair: Niska Gazlay. 699-6938.

AUG 11 Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction at Harborside Event Center to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. $125. Chairs: Jennifer Benton, Sandy Stilwell. 939-2553.

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