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December 2017

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
Website »

More information

November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

More information

Orchard Supply Hardware will officially open its newest Naples store to kick off the ‘Happiest Grand Opening Ever!’ Locals are invited to join the two-day celebration that welcomes the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orchard Supply Hardware
1000 Immokalee Rd
Naples, FL  34110
View map »


Sponsor: Orchard Supply Hardware
Telephone: 239-659-5210
Website »

More information

The activity is designed for anyone who is interested in becoming a ninja in real life. It is a live action role playing games based on anime narito. We will simulate battles, learn hand signs to...

Cost: $5 for Adults and $2 for youth under 18.

Where:
Pelican Bay Community Park
764 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL  34108
View map »


Sponsor: Stephen & Maggie
Contact Name: Stephen & Maggie

More information

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

More information

Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
View map »

More information

Ace Hardware’s J.D. Power Award Neighborhood Tour is headed to Southwest Florida. Sunshine Ace Hardware is celebrating Ace Hardware’s ranking of “Highest in Customer Satisfaction...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sunshine Ace Hardware
141 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Sunshine Ace Hardware
Telephone: 239-262-2940

More information

An original musical entertainment starring favorite TheatreZone actors and musicians, singing holiday standards from different eras, and dancing in sumptuous holiday costumes. Performed by...

Cost: $50-75

Where:
TheatreZone
13275 Livingston Road
Naples, FL
View map »


Telephone: 1-888-966-3352
Website »

More information

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their “2017 World Tour” to Germain Arena on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 3:00 PM. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant...

Where:
Germain Arena
11000 Everblades Pkwy
Estero, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
Website »

More information

Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
Website »

More information

On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
Website »

More information

Sunday evening, Dec. 10, 2017 is a celebration with the amazing Master Singers. The evening begins with a Christmas Sing-A-Long at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary followed by and...

Where:
Sanibel Community Church
1740 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL
View map »

More information

SWFL Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates the BEST dining at an affordable price. The Winter Edition is Nov 30th - Dec 13th. The goal of Restaurant Week is...

Where:
, FL


Website »

More information

Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob...

Where:
Sugden Theatre
701 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understand your camera’s features, the Essentials of Digital Photography: How to get the most from your digital camera workshop is for...

Cost: $55

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
Website »

More information

Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

More information

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

More information

Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
View map »

More information

Joan Konkel solo exhibition December 11 – January 4, 2018 The first solo exhibition in Naples for DC based abstract artist Joan Konkel. Joan Konkel was born in northern California and...

Cost: free

Where:
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST N Suite 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact Name: Kristine Meek
Website »

More information

Dec 9-Jan 11 "Art Divine – Nothing over $150" Show free admission during gallery hours Monday through Sat 10-3 pm in Studios 1 and 2 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909...

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
Website »

More information

Join our small class interpretation of these concise stories by well‐known authors (i.e. Kipling, Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Margaret Atwood). We will read two 'shorts' every other week and...

Cost: $250 annual; $125 seasonal; $25 Pay Per Program

Where:
Hodges University
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
View map »


Telephone: (239) 598-6143
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
Website »

More information

Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
Website »

More information

On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
Website »

More information

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob...

Where:
Sugden Theatre
701 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

SWFL Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates the BEST dining at an affordable price. The Winter Edition is Nov 30th - Dec 13th. The goal of Restaurant Week is...

Where:
, FL


Website »

More information

Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

More information

Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
Website »

More information

Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

More information

Dec 9-Jan 11 "Art Divine – Nothing over $150" Show free admission during gallery hours Monday through Sat 10-3 pm in Studios 1 and 2 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909...

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
Website »

More information

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
View map »

More information

Joan Konkel solo exhibition December 11 – January 4, 2018 The first solo exhibition in Naples for DC based abstract artist Joan Konkel. Joan Konkel was born in northern California and...

Cost: free

Where:
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST N Suite 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact Name: Kristine Meek
Website »

More information

Hear from expert speakers and enjoy a meal during the Lunch & Learn Lecture Series. Registration fee is $15 (includes lunch).  Friends of Rookery Bay members receive a 10% discount....

Cost: $15

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Paintings need not always be smooth and two‐dimensional. Creating a painting with various materials can be freeing and limitless in results. In this session, Susan Pratt will demonstrate the...

Cost: $250 annual; $125 seasonal; $25 Pay Per Program

Where:
Hodges University
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
View map »


Telephone: (239) 598-6143
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
Website »

More information

Renowned wildlife artist Jaco van Schalkwyk will be visiting our Naples Gallery from South Africa, discussing his exciting new paintings and meeting with collectors. Dec 12th from 6-9pm. 737 5th...

Cost: Free

Where:
Native Visions Gallery
737 5th Ave South
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Native Visions Gallery
Telephone: 239.643.3785
Contact Name: Mel Lenet / Martha Schaub
Website »

More information

Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
Website »

More information

On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
Website »

More information

21 Spices by Food Network star Chef Asif will take you on a culinary adventure with an elaborate Indian Buffet. Exotic Bollywood Dancers, Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction, Guest Speakers, Bindis and...

Cost: 75

Where:
21 Spices by Chef Asif
4270 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL  34112
View map »


Sponsor: 21 Spices by Chef Asif
Telephone: (239) 919-8830
Contact Name: Youssef Oualidi
Website »

More information

Dolce Vita Dance Co. Offers Beginner Salsa Classes every Tuesday at our Ft. Myers Location 7pm (12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33919) and Every Thursday at our Naples location 8pm (3285 Pine...

Cost: $20 walk in or see our website for discounts!

Where:
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL


Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact Name: Christina tully
Website »

More information

A Charlie Brown Christmas will reprise the songs from the 1965 classic animated special, Peanuts, as well as other traditional Christmas “chestnuts”. Pianist Jim Martinez and his quartet will...

Cost: 35.00

Where:
The Village Church on the Island at Shell Point
15100 Shell Point Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33908
View map »

More information

SWFL Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates the BEST dining at an affordable price. The Winter Edition is Nov 30th - Dec 13th. The goal of Restaurant Week is...

Where:
, FL


Website »

More information

Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
Website »

More information

Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

More information

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

More information

Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
View map »

More information

Dec 9-Jan 11 "Art Divine – Nothing over $150" Show free admission during gallery hours Monday through Sat 10-3 pm in Studios 1 and 2 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909...

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
Website »

More information

Joan Konkel solo exhibition December 11 – January 4, 2018 The first solo exhibition in Naples for DC based abstract artist Joan Konkel. Joan Konkel was born in northern California and...

Cost: free

Where:
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST N Suite 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact Name: Kristine Meek
Website »

More information

Every war results in a decline in morality during and after the war; that was certainly the case in "The Roaring Twenties.” Rejection of the old mores led to selective obedience of laws,...

Cost: $250 annual; $125 seasonal; $25 Pay Per Program

Where:
Hodges University
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
View map »


Telephone: (239) 598-6143
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
Website »

More information

PANIRA Healthcare Clinic will host a free clinic every second Wednesday of each month from 2-6pm. Please call us at 239-529-5580 to schedule an appointment and verify eligibility. Walk-ins also...

Cost: 0

Where:
PANIRA Healthcare Clinic
5039 East Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-529-5580
Website »

More information

Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
Website »

More information

Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and one of the top five causes of death in America. Surprising to many is that stroke can strike at any age, including children, and that it is a...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Assuage Spa Luxury
9407 Cypress Lake Drive
Suite C
Fort Myers , FL  33919
View map »

More information

Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
Website »

More information

On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
Website »

More information

Dec 13 5:30-7pm Art Divine Reception and Chamber of Commerce after hours social at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909 see www.fortmyersbeachart.com

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
Website »

More information

Shangri-La Springs invites the Southwest Florida community to enjoy an array of artistic and tasteful experiences at its first Art & Nature Community Night “Dream or Reality”....

Cost: Free

Where:
Shangri-La Springs
27750 Old 41 Rd
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Sponsor: Shangri-La Springs
Telephone: 239-949-0749
Website »

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Wednesday Dance Nights featuring Jerry Dycke (Oct. 25th Adult Costume Contest) $6 Admission Dolphin Room @ The Shell Factory

Cost: 6.00

Where:
The Shell Factory
2787 North Tamiami Trail
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL  33903
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SWFL Restaurant Week is a semiannual promotion that celebrates the BEST dining at an affordable price. The Winter Edition is Nov 30th - Dec 13th. The goal of Restaurant Week is...

Where:
, FL


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Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
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Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
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Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
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November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
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Telephone: 239-495-8989
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Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
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Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

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Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
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Telephone: 239-530-5977
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Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

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Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
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Telephone: 239-530-5977
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Joan Konkel solo exhibition December 11 – January 4, 2018 The first solo exhibition in Naples for DC based abstract artist Joan Konkel. Joan Konkel was born in northern California and...

Cost: free

Where:
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST N Suite 309
Naples, FL  34102
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Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact Name: Kristine Meek
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Dec 9-Jan 11 "Art Divine – Nothing over $150" Show free admission during gallery hours Monday through Sat 10-3 pm in Studios 1 and 2 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909...

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
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Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
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Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
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Have you ever wondered who wrote symphonies before Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven? Who invented the symphony, and what brought about its popularity? How and where did the symphony develop? In this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carlisle Naples
6945 Carlisle Court
Naples, FL  34109
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Telephone: (239) 598-6143
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
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Up until the 20th century, no book with the exception of the Bible has had a wider circulation than “Aesop’s Fables.” Who is not familiar with the sayings, “sour grapes,” “Don’t count...

Cost: $250 annual; $125 seasonal; $25 Pay Per Program

Where:
Hodges University
2647 Professional Way
Naples, FL  34119
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Telephone: (239) 598-6143
Contact Name: Center for Lifelong Learning
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Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
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Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
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Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
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Bike Night 5-10 pm, $9 BBQ, Live Music, $10 Buckets, $2 Wells, Cash Give Away!

Cost: Free

Where:
The Shell Factory
2787 N Tamiami Trl
North Fort Myers, FL  33903
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On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
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Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
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Poetry at The Dali is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace. Occurring on the second Thursday of each month through May 2018, each evening will feature Wallace...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
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Telephone: 727-823-3767
Contact Name: Christa Kootz
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Dolce Vita Dance Co. Offers Beginner Salsa Classes every Tuesday at our Ft. Myers Location 7pm (12901 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers FL 33919) and Every Thursday at our Naples location 8pm (3285 Pine...

Cost: $20 walk in or see our website for discounts!

Where:
Naples and Fort Myers Locations
, FL


Sponsor: Dolce Vita Dance Company
Telephone: 484-680-0693
Contact Name: Christina tully
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Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

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Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

More information

Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
Website »

More information

Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

More information

Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
View map »

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Joan Konkel solo exhibition December 11 – January 4, 2018 The first solo exhibition in Naples for DC based abstract artist Joan Konkel. Joan Konkel was born in northern California and...

Cost: free

Where:
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST N Suite 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact Name: Kristine Meek
Website »

More information

Dec 9-Jan 11 "Art Divine – Nothing over $150" Show free admission during gallery hours Monday through Sat 10-3 pm in Studios 1 and 2 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909...

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
Website »

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Bigham Galleria location Every man is a Hunter – fine art collectible knives and lacquer boxes from Russia Imported directly from the master-workshops in Russia, genuine Kholui lacquer...

Cost: none

Where:
East West Fine Art
2425 Tamiami Trail N, #102
Naples, FL  34103
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Sponsor: East West Fine Art
Telephone: 239-821-9459
Contact Name: Leeza
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Imported directly from the master-workshops in Russia, genuine Kholui lacquer boxes and Zlatoust hunting knives are exquisite rare treasures. Adhering to rigorous standards, the miniature paintings...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102
2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102 Naples, FL 34103
Naples, FL  34103
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Telephone: 239-821-9459
Contact Name: Leeza
Website »

More information

Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
Website »

More information

Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
Website »

More information

On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
Website »

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Limited run! December 15 & 16 Back by popular demand and a holiday delight for the entire family! With only the aid of a steamer trunk full of props, Timur Kocak plays all 24 roles in this...

Cost: $25

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
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Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Website »

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Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

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    Media Contacts: Randy Mitchelson, APR, iPartnerMedia, randy@ipartnermedia.com, (239) 851-6738 Harry Julian, Owner Pure Florida, Harry@PureFL.com, (239) 298-1116...

Cost: 44

Where:
The Marina at Edison Ford
2360 W. First St.
Fort Myers, FL
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Sponsor: Pure Florida
Telephone: 239-919-2965
Contact Name: Merry Coffman
Website »

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Hosted by the Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County, this year’s exhibit will be juried by Morgan Paine, painting professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Cost: $5 adults, $3 kids 6-12, FREE kids under 6

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Fired Up invites you to risk stepping outside of what is expected. This is a juried exhibition for artists making works using fire and heat in their creation, including ceramics, glass and welded...

Cost: donation accepted

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 123-993-92787
Website »

More information

Mark your calendar for field trips and lectures during the Festival of Birds, Jan. 12-14, 2018!  Formerly known as the Southwest Florida Nature Festival, this event still invites you to...

Cost: $20 - $140

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
n, FL  34113
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

November 21 - December 28, 2017   Recognized as one of the top water media exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Center for Visual Arts
26100 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL  34135
View map »


Telephone: 239-495-8989
Website »

More information

Two-hour guided kayak tours let you explore backwater bays and mangrove tunnels while learning about your surroundings from an experienced guide and naturalist. Tours provide opportunities to see...

Cost: $69 - $109

Where:
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL  49749
View map »


Telephone: 239-530-5977
Website »

More information

Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping to coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
, FL

More information

    Media Contacts: Randy Mitchelson, APR, iPartnerMedia, randy@ipartnermedia.com, (239) 851-6738 Harry Julian, Owner Pure Florida, Harry@PureFL.com, (239) 298-1116...

Cost: Kids free. $37.50 per adult

Where:
Tin City Marina
1200 Fifth Ave. S.
Naples, FL
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Sponsor: Pure Florida
Telephone: 239-263-4949
Contact Name: Merry Coffman
Website »

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Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a toy drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee again this year. Individuals may donate new unwrapped toys now through noon on...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour
900 Neapolitan Way
, FL
View map »

More information

Joan Konkel solo exhibition December 11 – January 4, 2018 The first solo exhibition in Naples for DC based abstract artist Joan Konkel. Joan Konkel was born in northern California and...

Cost: free

Where:
Harmon-Meek Gallery
599 9th ST N Suite 309
Naples, FL  34102
View map »


Sponsor: Harmon-Meek Gallery
Telephone: 239-261-2637
Contact Name: Kristine Meek
Website »

More information

Dec 9-Jan 11 "Art Divine – Nothing over $150" Show free admission during gallery hours Monday through Sat 10-3 pm in Studios 1 and 2 at Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery (239) 463-3909...

Cost: free

Where:
Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
3030 shell mound blvd
FORT MYERS BEACH, FL  33931
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery
Telephone: 239-463-3909
Contact Name: Pam Flaherty
Website »

More information

Imported directly from the master-workshops in Russia, genuine Kholui lacquer boxes and Zlatoust hunting knives are exquisite rare treasures. Adhering to rigorous standards, the miniature paintings...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102
2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102 Naples, FL 34103
Naples, FL  34103
View map »


Telephone: 239-821-9459
Contact Name: Leeza
Website »

More information

Bigham Galleria location Every man is a Hunter – fine art collectible knives and lacquer boxes from Russia Imported directly from the master-workshops in Russia, genuine Kholui lacquer...

Cost: none

Where:
East West Fine Art
2425 Tamiami Trail N, #102
Naples, FL  34103
View map »


Sponsor: East West Fine Art
Telephone: 239-821-9459
Contact Name: Leeza
Website »

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Come one, come all! Every Saturday starting 11/4 through 12/16, swing by your neighborhood home, garden and hardware retailer, Orchard Supply Hardware from noon – 2:00 p.m. for an afternoon...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orchard Supply Hardware
3790 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL  34103
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Sponsor: Orchard Supply Hardware
Telephone: 239-430-0151
Website »

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The Dali & Beyond Film Series features an eclectic selection of films – both familiar and fantastic – with monthly themes ranging from horror, experimental and psychological to kid-friendly and...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL  33701
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Telephone: 727-823-3767
Contact Name: Christa Kootz
Website »

More information

Southwest Florida Pastel Society will hold their annual Small Works Show  at the Norris Community Center Gallery at 755 8th Avenue    South, Naples Florida 34102. It is open M-F 9-6,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, FL


Sponsor: Southwest Florida Pastel Society
Telephone: 239-384-9675
Contact Name: Gerry Roeder
Website »

More information

Exhibiting: November 10 – January 5, 2018Opening Celebration: November 10 5-7 p.m This exhibit is sponsored by Clif & Tina Parker Make supporting local arts top of the list this year by...

Cost: 0

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Telephone: 239-939-2787
Contact Name: Desiree DeMolina
Website »

More information

On November 24, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will kick off its 42nd celebration of Holiday Nights. The winter estate homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford will be decorated with thousands...

Cost: $20

Where:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901
View map »


Sponsor: Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Telephone: 239-334-7419
Website »

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Join us at RipTide Brewing Company on Saturday, December 16, as we officially debut Habitat Collier’s award-winning original short film, Breaking the Cycle: Brighter Futures Through...

Cost: Free

Where:
RipTide Brewing Company
987 3rd Ave N
Naples, FL  34102
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Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity of Collier County
Telephone: 239-775-0036
Contact Name: Jessica Grybek
Website »

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Limited run! December 15 & 16 Back by popular demand and a holiday delight for the entire family! With only the aid of a steamer trunk full of props, Timur Kocak plays all 24 roles in this...

Cost: $25

Where:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL  33919
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance for the Arts
Website »

More information

Based on the wildly-popular holiday movie, A Christmas Story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official...

Where:
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL
View map »


Website »

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