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July-September Calendar


Art League of Bonita Springs.An opening reception and open house for All About Color, a show inspired by Caribbean islands, summer festivals, vivid blooms and travel abroad, is July 23 at the Center for the Arts. (The exhibit remains on display through Aug. 26.) Also, view artists as they create during Artist Studios at the Promenade at Bonita Bay, July 29 from 4–7 p.m. 495-8989.


Art Walk. A free downtown art celebration encompassing 11 historic River District art galleries and venues on the first Friday of the month from 6–10 p.m. www.fortmyersartwalk.com.


Collier County Museum. In honor of Collier County’s founder and namesake, the Barron Collier and the Boy Scouts of America Centennial Exhibition details his association with prominent political and philanthropic figures of the time. On display through July 31. 252-8476.



Live at the Promenade! An evening of island folk music by John Frinzi and John Patty, complete with island-inspired hors d’oeuvres, is July 15. Also, Erin Dunbar and Jessie Garcia present Summer Sizzle Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Both performances at the Promenade at Bonita Bay.

SummerJazz on the Gulf.The 25th annual free concert series continues with Late Night Brass (July 24), Mike MacArthur Band (Aug. 28) and Denise Moore and Then Some (Sept. 18). All concerts at 7 p.m. on the Watkins Lawn of the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. 261-2222.


Crosby, Stills & Nash.The folk rock super-group comes to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.


All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play.The Center for the Arts Youth Theater presents a play based on several disastrous theatrical experiences, July 30–31 at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. 495-8989.


Annie.The heart-warming, award-winning musical is on the main stage at Sugden Community Theatre, July 2 to Aug. 1.


Cats.A fully staged production of the beloved Broadway musical is presented by the Naples Players’ KidzAct theater group, Aug. 10–15 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.


Cinema Under the Stars.Catch a free, family-friendly movie every Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Town Center’s Market Plaza. In July, Surf’s Up (on the 6th), The Little Rascals (13th), Astro Boy (20th) and Open Season (27th). In August, Monsters vs. Aliens (3rd), How to Train Your Dragon (10th), The Wizard of Oz (17th), Twilight (23rd) and Twilight Saga—New Moon (31st). 267-0783.


Footloose.The Oscar-nominated musical about a mother and son who move from Chicago to a small, religious farming town continues through Aug. 7 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 278-4422.


The 101 Dalmatians Musical.A fully staged production by the Naples Players’ KidzAct children’s theater, July 9–11 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990.


Camp Florida Rep.A performing arts camp for students in grades kindergarten through 12 features four two-week camps and two one-week camp sessions. At the end of each, campers will put on a fully produced musical production. Sessions run through Aug. 20 at the historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers. Enroll online at www.floridarep.org or by calling (239) 332-4665, ext. 20.


Conservancy of Southwest Florida Summer Camp 2010.Two new camps this year for kindergarten through eighth grade—including field trips to eco-destinations, hands-on exploration and encounters with wildlife—continue with sessions through July 23 at the Conservancy. 262-0304, ext. 266.


Curious George.A new musical that follows Curious George on a trip to Rome, July 1–3 at Germain Arena. www.ticketmaster.com.


Summer 2010 Theatre Camp.Join KidzAct, the Naples Players’ youth theater group, July 12–23 and July 26 to Aug. 6 for a summer camp for children ages four to 18. 434-7340, ext. 10.


Summer Art Camp.The Art League of Bonita Springs offers camps in painting, digital art, nature art, dance, theater, arts/science, pottery and more for children ages four and up, every week through Aug. 20 at the Center for the Arts. 495-8989.


Summer Arts Camp. Students in first to sixth grade participate in visual arts projects and performing arts activities, culminating in a weekly show for friends and family. Through Aug. 13 at the Alliance for the Arts. 939-2787.


Teen Boot Camp.Purely You Spa offers its inaugural boot camp to address proper skin care, health and wellness for teens. The camp includes a facial and skin analysis, as well as educational workshops. Runs through July 31. 331-8266.


Triple Threat Musical Theatre Camp.Students in seventh to ninth grade learn various forms of dance, basic music theory, acting technique, vocal performance and audition skills, through July 23 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. 939-2787.


Bridal Blast.The largest bridal show in Southwest Florida is at Germain Arena, Aug. 15 from 1–5 p.m. 431-7565.


MangoMania Tropical Fruit Festival.Mango tasting, mango-themed games and contests, live music and more, July 10–11 at the German-American Social Club in Cape Coral. 283-0888.


Naples Zoo.During Independence Day weekend, members of the military receive free admission with official ID; Aug. 1–31, emergency workers get in free; and for Labor Day weekend, visit www.napleszoo.org for a printable coupon for free child’s admission with a paid adult. 262-5409.


Interactive Chocolate Cooking Classes.Make your own scrumptious goodies with Norman Love at his Chocolate Salon in Fort Myers. In July, plated desserts (on the 7th), molded cookies and cream (14th), Black tasting (21st) and molded chocolates (28th). In August, fondue (4th), cupcakes (18th) and molded bittersweet (25th). In September, Black tasting (1st). Classes are from 6:30–9 p.m. Register by calling 561-7215.


Marilyn’s Seminars.Improve your look with wardrobe and accessorizing tips from Marilyn Hellman, owner of Marilyn’s European Shoes and Accessories in downtown Naples. Sessions are July 8, 15, 22 and 29. 206-4460.


All area codes 239 unless otherwise noted.


Submit events for this calendar to jenniferf@gulfshorelife.com.

The Price of Face Time


In 1980, when cosmetic rejuvenation was an unspoken privilege of the 60-ish woman of means, Gulfshore Life interviewed several top plastic surgeons for its feature, “A Lift for the New Year.” Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Clyde Balch stepped way outside the traditional box, telling our readers that the best candidates for facial plastic surgery are people in their 40s, “… before too much aging has begun.” Dr. John Bruno made the bold statement that smoking causes wrinkles. Other surgeons proclaimed that sun is an enemy to the skin. Thirty years later, all we can say is, “duh.” 

The surgeons in our 1980 feature revealed another—even more shocking—secret: Men
had started scheduling rejuvenating nips and tucks. Back then, the price of a facelift ranged from $2,000 to $5,000. That’s nearly twice what it would have cost in the ’70s. But everything’s relative. In 1973, a newsstand copy of Gulfshore Life cost just $1. Inside, a full-page ad promoted passage around the world in 80 days aboard the QE2— starting at just $4,800.

Nearly 40 years later, all we can say is, “Don’t we wish!” 

                     —Nathalie Lecoeur


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