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SEPTEMBER ’09

4
Dancing Party to benefit Cyberlibel Organization. Location TBA. $50.
Chair: Anna Kubit. 293-6886.

8 Celebrity Read-a-Thon at Barnes & Noble Booksellers to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Lee County. 242-4374.

12 Signature Chefs’ Auction at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa to benefit March of Dimes. $125 per person, $1,250 per table for 10. 433-3463.

19 Run for the Ages 5K Run/Walk at Lakes Regional Park to benefit Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County. $20. Chair: Eric Flusche. 275-1881.

25 Annual Golf Classic at Collier’s Reserve Country Club to benefit Christmas in Naples. $175. Chairs: Thomas Andrea, Mike Gentzle. 465-9185.

25 Verandah Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Verandah Golf & Country Club to benefit Tender Loving Care Homes for Children. $125. 542-4800.

26 15th Annual Candlelighters Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. $150. 432-2223.

26 National Estuary Day at Rookery Bay Reserve to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. Chair: Bruce Robertson. 417-6317, ext. 413.

26 Walk for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit United Way of Collier County. $10. Chair: Craig Bamberg. 261-7112.

WATCH FOR THIS OTHER EVENT IN SEPTEMBER …

United Way Campaign Kick-Off at Harborside Convention Center to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. 433-2000.

OCTOBER ’09

2–4 RedSnook Catch & Release Fishing Tournament at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort and throughout Naples, Chokoloskee and Goodland to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
403-4200.

3 Annual 5K Run/Brain Walk at King’s Lake to benefit Naples Pilot Foundation. $15. Chair: Suzanne Lester. 289-8268.

3 Casino Night at Etudes de Ballet to benefit Ricky King Children’s Fund. $75. 262-1808.

4 Italian Fest at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Fort Myers Rotary Trust Fund. $20. Chairs: Bill de Deugd, Natalie VanHorn. 332-8158.

5–9 Sixth Annual Naples Wine Week at Culinary Concepts restaurants to benefit Children’s Museum of Naples. $10. 514-0084.

8 A Taste of Home to benefit Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. Location TBA. $75. Chair: Lynda Waterhouse. (230) 263-9363.

10 Annual Walk-a-Thon at Pelican Preserve to benefit Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. Chair: Aimee McLaughlin. 226-1524.

12 Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament at The Club at Mediterra to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 590-1074.

14 Annual Allan Fox Golf Tournament at Fort Myers Country Club to benefit Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. $100. 332-2930.

14 Honorary Lifetime Member Awards at the Burroughs Home to benefit Uncommon Friends Foundation. 337-9505.

15-18 Key to the Cure at Saks Fifth Avenue to benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support. 417-4600.

16 Radiothon at Miromar Outlets to benefit Barbara’s Friends Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Chair: Suzanne Bartels. 985-3550.

16 Southwest Florida Golf Invitational at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. $1,625 per player, $3,250 per patron sponsorship, $6,500 per benefactor sponsorship. 225-2590.

17 25th Year Gala to benefit Cedar Montessori School. Location TBD. $75. Chair: Hugo Arloro. 597-7190.

17 George De Marco Golf Tournament at Quail West Country Club to benefit George De Marco Foundation. $125. Chairs: Loretta De Marco, Carla De Marco Belanger. 643-4077.

17 The Mick Bernard Legacy of Faith Golf Tournament at Heritage Palms to benefit The Legacy of Faith Foundation. Chairs: Ted Treesh, Dalin Mitchell. 246-0459.

17 Third Annual Golf Outing at Palmetto Pine Country Club to benefit Guardian Angels for Special Populations. $90. Chair: Al Rizzo. 574-0574.

18-19 Club Manager’s Charity Classic Gala and Golf Tournament at Port Royal Club and Shadow Wood Preserve to benefit Wishing Well Foundation. $300 for both, $100 for gala. Chairs: Michael Seabrook, Jack Sullivan. 444-2360.

20 Fifth Annual Physicians’ Talent Showcase at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. $75. Chair: Sara Billings. 498-9884.

23–25 Run for Reading Weekend at South Seas Island Resort to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Lee County. $25 and up. Chair: Tess Murphy. 242-4374.

24 Edison Pops at Sunset at the Edison State College Lee campus to benefit Edison State College Foundation. 489-9085.

24 Fourth Annual Stingray Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. $200. 793-1986.

24 Golf Tournament at Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. $100. Chair: Kim Dinkle. 425-1004.

24 The March to Make a Difference to benefit iWannaHelp.net. Location TBA. $15 per family, $5 per individual. Chair: Rosalia Podolak. 776-9850.

25 Monster Crazy 8K Run/Two-Mile Walk at Vineyards Community Park to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. $10 and up. Chair: Dr. Lisa McGarity. 732-9779.

28 Business Hall of Fame at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. $250 per individual sponsor, $900 per bronze sponsor, $1,800 per silver sponsor, $5,000 per gold sponsor. Chair: Katie Sproul. 225-2590.

29 Mad Scientist Halloween Party at The Edison to benefit Edison-Ford Winter Estates Foundation. 274-2377.

30 Haunted Happy Hour to benefit Naples Junior Women’s Club. $25 in advance. Chairs: Blair Delongy, Tara LaRuffa. 262-6331.

30 Seventh Annual Handbag Happy Hour at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa to benefit Island Coast AIDS Network. $85. Chairs: Stacey Trippe Mercado, Sharon Torregrossa. 337-2391.

30 The Southwest Florida Golf Classic at Naples Grande Golf Club to benefit the ALS Association Florida Chapter. $300. (888) 257-1717, ext. 111.

30–Nov. 1 Bikers for Babies beginning at North Collier Regional Park to benefit March of Dimes. $20 per passenger, $30 per rider.

31 HallowSwing Golf Tournament at Spanish Wells Country Club to benefit Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. $100 per person, $400 per foursome. 434-5134.

31 Monster Ride & Stride at Lakes Regional Park to benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chair: Allison Morse. 437-6900.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN OCTOBER …

Annual Red Ribbon Community Celebration at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. $25. 573-8747.

Book Fair at Barnes & Noble Booksellers to benefit Learning for Life. Chairs: Kandyce Ericson, Tina Pegler. 936-8072.

Golf Tournament at Lely Golf and Country Club to benefit Care Club of Collier County. Chair: Laura Lykins. 353-1994.

Humanitarian Recognition Banquet to benefit Voices for Kids of SW Florida. Location TBA. Chair: Connie Dean. 997-5437.

Off the Wall Art Auction to benefit Montessori Academy of Naples. Chair: Aimee Langevine Wolkoff. 233-0992.

Out to Sea on the Marco Island Princess to benefit Marco Eyeland Eradicate Amblyopia Foundation. $50. Chair: Diane Bowman. 642-6657.

NOVEMBER ’09

4 Naples Women’s Cancer Symposium at Port Royal Club to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. $100. Chairs: Donna Moore, Kimberly Speer Miller.
(813) 745-4327.

5 Grand Opening to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida. 939-2808.

6 2009 Gala: Moments in Black and White at Edison-Ford Winter Estates to benefit Edison Ford Winter Estate Foundation. Chair: Katherine Dougherty. 274-2377.

6 Art and Memorabilia Auction at the Clarion Hotel to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee County. $20 per person, $30 per couple. Chair: Roger Brownell. 652-0434, ext. 1679.

6 Red, White and Roulette at Naples Italian American Club to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. Ticket price: $40 for nonmembers, $25 for members. 262-8135.

6 Wild West Hoedown and Bark-B-Q at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. $55. Chair: Patricia Dickey. 332-0364.

7 Two Million Penny Drive at Lakes Park to benefit Barbara’s Friends-Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 985-3550.

7 2009 Fore-the-Kids Golf Tournament at Fiddler’s Creek Golf Club to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $1,000. 325-1700.

7 The Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Community School of Naples. $500. Chairs: Debra Chambers, Beth and Craig Stark, George and Melissa Wagner. 597-7575, ext. 228.

7 Book Signing Luncheon with Robert Macomber at Tarpon Lodge Sportsman Inn and Restaurant to benefit Foundation for Quality Child Care. $45. Chair: William Robinson. 425-2685.

7 Collier County Start! Heart Walk at Cambier Park to benefit American Heart Association. 498-9288.

7 The PARTY to benefit the Art League Marco Island’s Center for the Arts. Chair: William G. Morris. 394-4221.

7 Second Annual Pubs 4 Paws starts at The Pub at Mercato to benefit Collier Spay and Neuter Clinic. $35. Chair: Cindy Harrold. 595-5617.

7–15 Symphony Holiday House at Casa Cariba to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. $10. 418-0996.

8 Annual Charity Golf Classic at Naples Tomato and The Colony Golf and Bay Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. $375. Chairs: Bob and Linda Harden. 598-3889.

8 Taste of the Town at Centennial Park to benefit the Junior League of Fort Myers. $5. Chairs: Paige Biagi, Michelle Thomas. 277-1197.

8 Veterans Day Event and Speaker to benefit Uncommon Friends Foundation. Location TBA. 337-9505.

9 Fashion Show and Luncheon at Dillard’s in Coastland Mall to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. $60. 352-4310.

10 Opening Celebration to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. $250. 643-7275.

11 Annual Fall Gala at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Florida Arts. Chair: Jim Griffith. 333-1933, ext. 2.

11 Birdies for Babies Golf Event at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to benefit Lifeline Family Center. Chair: Nanette M. Scoville. 242-7238.

11 Sixth Annual Hats in the Garden to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. $500 and up. Chairs: Inaugural Leadership Council. 643-7275.

12 An Evening with Don Shula at Shula’s Steak House to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. $500. 985-3550.

12 Vegas Baby! Casino Night at Three Oaks Banquet Center to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. $75. 992-9474.

13 ArtQuest Artist Symposium Luncheon at Marco Island Yacht Club to benefit Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. $35. 642-0015.

13 Charity Classic Dinner and Auction at The Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort to benefit the Immokalee Foundation. $500. Chairs: Don and Ellen O’Neil. 430-9122.

13 Dancing with the Stars for Literacy at the Hilton Naples to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. $150. 262-4448, ext. 302.

14  Celebrate the Arts Kick-Off Party to benefit United Arts Council AT THE Naples Beach Hotel. 263-8242.

14 Bootstrap Boogie Bam Dance to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. $175 and up. Chairs: Tish Kriek, Kim Minarich, Anne Ross, Brigid Soldavini. 596-2988.

14 Celebrity Waiter Dinner at Sanibel Harbour Resort to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. $100. 278-1002.

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

14 Light the Night Walk at Estero Community Park to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $25 and up. Chair: Steven Belcher. (954) 744-5228.

14 NCH Hospital Ball at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit NCH Healthcare Foundation. $475. Chairs: Matthew Mathias, Brenda O’Connor, Sharon R. Treiser. 777-4479.

14 Wine in the Wild to benefit Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. $75. 472-2329.

16 Charity Golf Pro-Am Tournament at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit the Immokalee Foundation. $5,000. 430-9122.

16–18 Playhouse Raffle to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee County. $1. 652-0434.

17 Brushstrokes from the Soul at Robb & Stucky, Fort Myers, to benefit Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. 437-3007.

17 Immokalee Housing and Family Services Luncheon to benefit Immokalee Nonprofit Housing. Location TBA. 657-8333.

18 Empowering Women Scholarship Luncheon at Collier Athletic Club to benefit Naples Woman’s Club. $35. 262-6331.

18 Gulfshore Life’s Men & Women of the Year at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, to benefit the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 449-4154.

19 Becoming Cosmopolitan at The Veranda to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. $100. 332-7687.

19-Dec.24 Red Kettle Campaign throughout Collier County to benefit The Salvation Army of Collier County. $35. Chair: Mayor Bill Barnett. 775-9447.

20 Afternoon Tea and Pet and People Fashion Show at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Humane Society Naples. $100. 643-1880.

20 Annual “Fun” Raiser at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit the Sunshine Kids. $75. Chair: Brenda Fioretti. 659-2429.

20 Glass Slipper Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Zonta Club of Bonita Springs. $100. Chair: Catherine Montague. 949-6438.

20–22 Holiday Art Market at Harborside Event Center to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. $5. 768-3602.

21 Apex Awards at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa to benefit Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. $85. 332-2930.

21 Golden Countdown Gala at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. $30. Chair: Rozalyn Lesser. 418-0996.

21 Howl-a-Day Jubilee Pet Festival at Veterans Community Park to benefit Domestic Animal Services Donation Trust Fund. Chair: Gerilynn Waterbury. 252-7387.

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

23 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner and Silent Auction at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Boy Scouts of America Southwest Florida Council. $300 per person, $2,000 per table. Chair: Dan Dannenhauer, Dennis Pearlman. 936-8072.

23 Nutcracker Gala at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit Naples Philharmonic League. $125. 254-2777.

27–28 Teddy Bear Tea at Bay House Restaurant to benefit Barbara’s Friends Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. $40. 985-3550.

27–Dec. 2 Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Foundation. Chair: Carolyn Johnson.
995-2106, ext. 247.

28 Starlight Auction at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa to benefit Animal Refuge Center. $70. Chair: Betty Hughes.
841-0810.

28–Dec. 23 Holiday House Tours at the Burroughs Home to benefit Uncommon Friends Foundation. 337-9505.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN NOVEMBER …

Casino Royale at the Hilton Naples to benefit All Kids Play Foundation of Corkscrew Community. $80. Chair: Laurie Edgman. (954) 817-6555.

Panther Prowl Poker Run to benefit Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. Chair: Lisa Ostberg. 353-8442.

Parties of Note at various locations in Naples to benefit Naples Philharmonic League. Chairs: Carolyn Erdman, Tina Nicholson. 254-2777.

Take Stock in Children Auction to benefit the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Location TBA. $75. 337-0433.

DECEMBER ’09

3 Naples Bachelor Auction 2009 to benefit Miss Southwest Florida America Pageant. Location TBA. 342-8112.

4 Annual Christmas Gala at the Historic Palm Cottage to benefit Naples Historical Society. $300. Chairs: Janette Engelhardt, Diane Koestner. 261-8164.

4 Annual Luncheon with Kathy Cronkite at the Naples Hilton to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County. $125. Chair: Rosemary Pace. 434-6726.

4
Tux & Trees Gala
at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Foundation. Location TBA. $100. 995-2106, ext. 247.

6 Comedy Gala at Sudgen Community Theatre to benefit Foster Care Council of Southwest Florida. $125. Chair: Dr. Les Schutlzel, 262-1808.

8 Book Signing at Cultural Park Theatre to benefit Cape Coral Historical Society Museum. Chairs: Anne Cull, Chris Wadsworth. 549-7078.

8 Chamber Holiday Party at The Veranda to benefit Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. $55. 332-2930.

8 The Women’s Initiative Luncheon and Report at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. $50. 649-5000.

9 Second Annual Holiday Gathering at High Point Place to benefit Foundation for Quality Child Care. 425-2685.

10 Holiday Party at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation. $45. 298-7926.

12 Golf Tournament at Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. $110. 394-3144.

12 Lee County Start! Heart Walk at Centennial Park to benefit American Heart Association. 498-9288.

12 Lily Rocks for PURRE at Lily & Co. Jewelry to benefit PURRE Water Coalition Foundation. $75. 472-2307.

14 Candle Lighting Ceremony at the YMCA to benefit Compassionate Friends. Chair: Anne Rinaldi-Nonamaker. 287-5968.

25 Dr. Piper Children’s Christmas Party to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 332-5346.

30–31 The Ewings of Dallas New Year’s Eve Safari at NGALA Private Reserve to benefit J. Timothy Hogan Foundation. $1,000 and up. Chairs: Liza Giustaza, Jeanne Jackson, Lori Jaffee, Don McHugh, Pat Scoones. 434-5353.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN DECEMBER …

Christmas Bazaar to benefit Trinity Foundation for Collier County Charities. 262-0353.

Golf Outing at Brightest Horizons Child Development Center. Location TBA. Chair: Dave Young. 481-2100.

Lights of Love at Aston Gardens to benefit Naples Pilot Foundation. $5 per light. 289-8268.

JANUARY ’10

9 Come Dance for the Children at Pelican Sound Golf and Country Club to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. $30. Chair: Dawn Poinsett. 947-3509.

9 RCMA Winter Concert at River Park Community Center to benefit Royal Conservatory of Music and Arts Naples. $12. 596-3520.

11 Fashion Show at the Strand Country Club to benefit Music for Minors Foundation. 947-1943.

12 Community Night at The Yurt to benefit JJ Esoteric Foundation. 434-8449.

15 America the Beautiful: From Clyde Butcher’s Collection to Yours at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. $250 per person, $75 per spouse, $500 per patron. 262-6517.

15–17 Southwest Florida Birding and Wildlife Festival at Rookery Bay Reserve to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. $20 and up. 417-6310.

15 St. Petersburg, Russia: Land of the Tsars at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation. $500 per person, $1,200 per VIP. Chairs: Elizabeth Star, Robin Stranahan. 354-1416. click here for details

17–24 Fundraising Cruise on the Costa Fortuna to benefit Foundation for Quality Child Care. 425-2685.

18–Feb. 18 2010 Heroes Campaign for the American Red Cross throughout Collier County to benefit the American Red Cross Collier County Chapter. 596-6868, ext. 12.

20 Card Party Luncheon and Auction to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. $30. 262-6331.

22 Luncheon Fundraiser to benefit Early Years Education Foundation. Location TBA. $25. Chair: Andrea Deane. 513-9479.

22 Second Annual Soiree at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit AFCAAM Catholic Center. $50. 461-0234.

22–31 2010 Symphony Designer Showcase and Gala at the Michelangelo House in the Renaissance to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. $10 and up. 418-0996.

23 Cattle Barons’ Ball at the Bell Tower Shops to benefit American Cancer Society. $3,000 per table of eight. Chair is Danielle Lucht. Reservations and sponsorship information - Beth Hayes 239-936-1113, Ext. 113

23 Klothes and Krystalz Fashion Show and Luncheon at Spanish Wells Country Club to benefit Life Jackets for Kids. $65. Chairs: Anne Knouse, Sarah Smith. 495-3355.

23 PASFI Annual Fashion Show at the Hilton Naples to benefit Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Chair: Teri Lamaine-Timple. 254-7791.

23 Sneaker Ball at the Greater Naples YMCA to benefit the YMCA of the Palms. $175 per person, $3,500 per team of 10. 598-5143.

23 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. $500 and up per sponsorship. Chairs: Jo Anna Bradshaw, Alexander “Sandy” Robinson. 334-7007.

24 Barbara’s Friends 15th Anniversary Celebration at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Barbara’s Friends— Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. $150. 985-3550.

24 Pets on Third: Pet Festival on Third Street South to benefit Collier Spay Neuter Clinic. 514-7647.

25 23rd Annual Wyndemere Tradition Golf Tournament at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Youth Haven. $225 for Wyndemere residents, $250 for nonresidents. 774-2904.

25 A Taste of Africa at the Pelican Bay Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee. $250. Chairs: Sandra Vasey, Bunny Salisbury, Linda Macartney. 657-7711.

27 Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop at Bonita Bay Clubhouse to benefit Guadalupe Center of Immokalee. 657-7711.

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

29–31 Naples Winter Wine Festival at the Ritz-Carlton Naples Golf Resort to benefit Naples Children & Education Foundation. $7,500 per couple. Chairs: Ambassador Francis and Kathleen Rooney. 514-2239.

29–Feb. 22 Edison Festival of Light in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Edison Festival of Light. 334-2999.

30 Avow Hospice Regatta at Pelican Isle Yacht Club to benefit Avow Hospice. $100. 261-4404.

30 Collier Empty Bowls at Cambier Park to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. 334-7007.

30 South Pacific Historic USO-Inspired Gala at a private hangar at Page Field to benefit Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation. $50. Chair: Stefanie Ink. 321-7430.

30–31 Naples Invitational Art Fest at Fleischmann Park to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida. $5. Chair: Jill Spanbauer. 263-1667.

31 Go Wild for SCCF at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. $150. 472-2329.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN JANUARY …

Deserving Makeovers to benefit iWannaHelp.net. Location TBA. 776-9850.

Hoof and Hike Poker Run at the Picayune Strand State Forest to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. 596-2988.

Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue at Waterside Shops to benefit the Saint Ann School Foundation. $1,500 and up. Chairs: Diane Boran, Susan McCurry. 595-3495.

FEBRUARY ’10

1
Fashions for Charity
at the Bay House Restaurant to benefit Naples Woman’s Club. $75. 262-6331.

4 Caring Women Bond to Beat Breast Cancer Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support. 417-4600.

4 Marco Island Historical Society Museum Gala at the Marco Island History Museum to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. $150. Chairs: Vicki and Neil Bretthauers, Bonnie and Craig Woodward. 825-0603.

6 Baby Basics Biking Challenge at North Naples Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. $35 pledge encouraged. Chair: Dick Lynch. 352-4310.

6 Fifth Annual Southwest Florida AIDS Walk at Gulf Coast Town Center to
benefit Island Coast AIDS Network. $20. 337-2391.

6 Naples House and Garden Tour at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. $65 per person, $100 per patron. Chair: Linda LaRue Brown. 262-1272.

6 One Night Only with Dave Barry at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Chairs: Phyllis and Michael Seaman. 263-4205.

6 Walk For Wishes at Gulf Coast Town Center to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. $25. 992-9474.

6–7 ArtFest Fort Myers in downtown Fort Myers to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. 768-3602.

7 Taste of Love 7 at The Design Studio by Raymond to benefit Special Equestrians. 226-1221.

8 Gala at the Bonita Bay Club to benefit the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation. $250. Chairs: Ed Brunswick and Sandi Moran. 643-6222.

8 The Naples Zoo Presents: An Evening with Jack Hanna to benefit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Chair: Tricia McKay. 649-1444, ext. 364.

8, 15 Nick Linn Lecture Series at the Naples Grand Beach Resort to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. $100 and up. Chair: Larry Caliguiri. 262-8135.

9 Awards Dinner at Temple Shalom to benefit Tech of Collier County. Chair: Paul Starzyk. 643-5338, ext. 238.

9
Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon and Fashion Show
at the Marco Island Yacht Club to benefit Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. $40. Chair: Lynne Minozzi. 642-3836.

12 Celebration of Reading at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Volunteer USA Foundation. $250 per person, $5,000 and up per sponsorship. Chairs: Gov. Jeb Bush, Thomas R. and Ann Grady, Fred and Stephanie Pezeshkan. 275-5758.

12–14 Eighth Annual Trunk Show in the Garden to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

12–14 Singing Valentines to benefit Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus. $50. 593-0941.

13 Hearts of Hope Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. $300 per patron, $600 per benefactor. Chairs: Donna Roberts, Etta Smith. 489-9147.

13 Hope Gala: The Aqua Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $400 per person, $750 per couple. Chair: Cheryl Rubinton. 992-3840.

13 Smooch-a-Pooch, Kiss-a-Kitty Adoption Fair at Domestic Animal Services to benefit Domestic Animal Services Donation Trust Fund. 252-7387.

13 A Starry Night at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit the Naples Players. Chair: Patty Baker. 821-8776.

14–15 Arts & Crafts Show at Marco Island Veterans Park to benefit Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club. 777-1484.

15–24 Third on Canvas at The von Liebig Art Center and Third Street South to benefit the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. $95. 262-6517.

18 Annual Play Date for Fun Time at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. $250. Chairs: Ken Deedy, Carol Munro. 261-7411.

19 Forbidden Broadway at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit The League Club. $200. Chair: Marge Weaver. 353-3100.

20 Annual Gala and Auction at St. John Parish Hall to benefit Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. Chair: Jackie Belcher. 594-9007.

20
Mardi Paws: Mardi Gras Pet Parade to benefit the Collier Spay and Neuter Clinic.
514-7647.

20 The Pet Lovers Ball at a private club in Port Royal to benefit The Humane Society Naples. $225. Chairs: Kimberly Speer Miller, Sharon Treiser. 643-1880, ext. 18.

20 Romeo and Juliet Opera, Ballet, Musical Gala to benefit the Opera Naples. Location TBA. $95. Chair: Eileen Fuller. 514-7464.

22–23 Imagine Solutions Conference 2010 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit Searching for Solutions Institute. $2,500. Chair: Tom Everist. 416-4226.

26 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. $300 per person, $1,000 per patron. Chairs: Lacey King, Bill O’Meara. 775-3862.

26–27 Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit Southwest Florida Children’s Charities. $750 and up. Chair: Dr. Steve Machiz. 225-2899.

27 Annual Block Party at Naples Luxury Imports to benefit the Neighborhood Health Clinic. $200. Chairs: Susan Jones, Nikki Strong. 261-6600, ext. 25.

27 Annual Themed Party to benefit the Florida Repertory Theatre. $150. Chairs: Jane Lane, Florida Rep directors. 332-4665, ext. 36.

27 The Beach Ball at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. $250. Chairs: George Drobinski, Carrie Williams. 263-8383, ext. 33.

27 The Great Venetian Duck Race at The Village on Venetian Bay to benefit the Children’s Museum of Naples. $10 per duck. 514-0084.

27 Gyrene Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Ave Maria University. $250. Chair: Maj. Gen. J.T. (Mike) Coyne, Thomas R. Minick. 280-1631.

27 Power Walk at the Vineyards Community Park to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. $10.

27 Rackets Up at the Quail Creek Tennis Center to benefit the Salvation Army of Collier County. $40. 775-9447.

27 Tropical Splendor Beaux Ball at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Art League Bonita Springs. $150 and up. Chair: Patsy Graham. 495-8989.

28 A New Orleans Lagniappe at a private home to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. $150. Chairs: Delores and John Sorey. 434-8505.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN FEBRUARY …

Beauty Festival at Saks Fifth Avenue Naples to benefit Wishing Well Foundation. 213-0397.

The Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. $300. Chairs: Ron McEwan, Shannon Stefanacci. 985-3550.

Fashion Show of the ’30s at Captiva Yacht Club to benefit Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. $75. Chair: Gayle Pence. 472-0433.

Feathers and Friends Gala at the Collier Athletic Club to benefit the Collier County Audubon Society. $125. Chairs: Gail Boorman-Pettey, P.J. Marinelli. 643-7822.

February Bike Ride/Walk to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. Location TBA. $15. Chair: Sean Nolan. 734-7326.

Girlfriends’ Shoe Party to benefit Laces of Love. Location TBA. Chairs: Jeanne Nara Nealon, Nancy Hill Sample, Susan Warren. 293-1215.

L.I.F.E. Award to benefit Edison State College Foundation. Location TBA. $150. Chair: Rachel Gutman. 732-3957.

Mina Edison Garden Show at The Promenade in Bonita Springs to benefit Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation. 274-2377.

Miss Southwest Florida America Pageant to benefit the Miss Southwest Florida Pageant. Location TBA. $15. Chair: Kimberley Ouimet. 342-8112.

Wine Raffle at local churches to benefit St. Joseph’s Family Foundation. $10. Chair: Rosemary Erickson. 597-3941.

MARCH ’10

1 Dining for Diapers at the Vanderbilt Country Club to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. $45. 352-4310.

2 Sam Galloway and Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford dealership to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries. $150. Chair: Sam Galloway Jr. 332-7687.

2 Quarterly Luncheon with Writer Karna Bodman at the Marco Island Yacht Club to benefit the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. $35. 642-0015.

3 Dining for Philanthropy at private homes and The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. $125. Chairs: Janis Crozier, Jalna MacLaren, Ginamarie Pugliese, Nancy Quinter (419) 345-7511.

3–6 Naples Art & Antiques Show in Port Royal to benefit the Trinity Foundation for Collier County Charities. $15. Chair: Andy Baldwin, Ginny Small. 403-7715.

4 Magic Under the Mangroves at Gulf Bay’s Cap d’Antibes in Pelican Bay to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. $550 per person, $3,500 per patron table. Chair: Nancy White. 403-4200.

6 The Amazing Celtic Race and Ninth Annual Auction at the St. Ann’s Jubilee Center to benefit St. John Neumann High School. Chairs: Mr. and Mrs. Louis D’Agostino. 455-3044, ext. 207.

6 Annual Auction to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. Chair: Caroline Keys. 274-6780.

6 Chocolate Extravaganza at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit Project HELP. Chair: Michelle English. 649-1404.

6 Dr. Piper Legacy 5K and Open House to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. $15 per runner. 332-5346.

6 The Howl to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida. Location TBA. 403-0815.

6 Wickets in the Wild at NGALA Private Reserve to benefit Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida. Chair: Petra Jones. 261-5405.

7 Annual Golf Tournament at The Quarry to benefit the Naples Lion Club. $100. 353-4800.

7–8 15th Annual Artists’ Studio Tour to benefit Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. $40 and up. Chairs: Carla Higdon, Caroline Stuart-Jervis. 254-2776.

8 Community Concert at First Baptist Church, Naples, to benefit Avow Hospice. 261-4404.

8, 15 Nick Linn Lecture Series at the Naples Grand Beach Resort to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County, $100 and up. Chair: Larry Caliguiri. 262-8135.

9 Winston Churchill Dinner to benefit the English Speaking Union, Naples Branch. Location TBA. $250. Chairs: Alice Childs, Pamela Grabczynski, Marianne Lowenkron. 434-2440.

11 BC’s Auction to Benefit Education at Harborside Event Center to benefit Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. $55. Chair: Lee Golden. 332-2930.

11 Cahlua and Cream Dinner Dance at The Club at Mediterra to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee. 657-7711.

11–13 Annual Shell Fair and Show to benefit Sanibel Community Association. Chair: Ann Arnoff. 472-2155.

13 Annual Gala at the Jubilee Center to benefit Hope for Haiti. $300. Chair: John Hushon. 434-7183.

13 Benefit Dinner at Pelican Preserve to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 242-7238.

13 Farm Day at ECHO’s Global Farm to benefit Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization. $5. Chair: Mary Moore. 567-3312.

13 Gala for Treasures at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. $400. Chairs: Lori and David Collar. 793-1986.

13 Race for the Cure at Coconut Point to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southwest Florida. $25 and up. Chairs: Bill Valenti, Monica Young. 498-0016.

13–14 Bonita Springs National Art Festival at The Promenade at Bonita Bay to benefit Art League Bonita Springs. 495-8989.

14 BRAVO! Ballet at Cypress Lake Center for the Arts to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. $150. 590-6191.

14 Kensington Fore Hospice at the Kensington Country Club to benefit Avow Hospice. $100.

14 Paint the Kettles Green at Elks Lodge of Bonita Springs to benefit the Salvation Army of Lee and Hendry Counties. $50 and up. 278-1551.

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

15 Dublin’s Traditional Irish Cabaret at BIG Arts Boler Garden to benefit BIG Arts. $125 and up. Chairs: Andrea Gainer, JoAnn McKelvey. 395-0900.

16 Naples Men’s Cancer Symposium to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation. Location TBA. (813) 745-1403.

17 People of the Book Community Cultural Event at Temple Shalom Naples to benefit Jewish Federation of Collier County. $36. 263-4205.

18 Annual Fundraising Breakfast at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort
& Spa to benefit Literacy Council of Bonita Springs. Chair: Susan Acuna. 495-0999.

18 Sail into Spring Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit Sunlight Home. $60. Chair: Dolores Sire. 566-8779.

19 Luncheon with Barbara Rinella at Grey Oaks to benefit the League Club. $75. 353-3100.

19 Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association. $125. Location TBA. 498-9288.

20 Eighth Annual Walk to Unmask Mental Illness at Cambier Park to benefit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County. 434-6726.

20 Butterfly Ball at the Kensington Country Club to benefit Avow Hospice. $150. Chair: Lee Pinto. 649-3686.

20 Emerald Ball 25th Anniversary at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Catholic Charities of Collier County. $250. Chair: Judy Sullivan. 455-2655.

20 Fiesta of Hope to benefit Immokalee Nonprofit Housing. Location TBA. Chair: Donald Shapiro. 657-8333.

20 MS Walk Lee County at Lakes Regional Park to benefit National MultipleSclerosis Society. $50 and up. Chair: Tonya Emerson. 549-3637.

20 MS Walk Naples at Lowdermilk Park to benefit National Multiple Sclerosis Society. $50. 793-7009.

20 Southwest Florida Reading Festival at Harborside Event Center to benefit Library System Foundation of Lee County. 542-6601.

20 Viva Naples: Celebrating Yachts and Art at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Chairs: Jim Henderson, Sean McVey. 261-0337.

20-21 Marco Island Seafood Festival at Veterans Park to benefit Marco island Sunrise Rotary Club. $5. Chair: Stan Niemczyk. 777-1484.

21 10th Annual Island Celebration at the Sanctuary Clubhouse to benefit Sanibel-Captiva Cares. $150. Chairs: Melissa Congress, Jeannie Kendall, Linda Mondelli. 472-2082.

21 Havea Seat III: Fabulous Fabrics at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art. $150. 254-2776.

21 Pétanque: An Evening in Provence at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center. $100. 262-6517, ext. 115.

23 Eighth Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. $43. Location TBA. 432-2223.

23
 Grande Dames Tea at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit the PACE Center for Girls. $50. 278-4422.

26 Stars in the Arts at the Naples Grande Resort to benefit United Arts Council. 263-8242.

27 “Batfish Bash”  fundraiser at The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Call 262-0750 for details, tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

27 Annual Benefit Auction at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Canterbury School. 481-4323.

27 Arts Estero 2010 at Estero Community Park to benefit Estero Community Improvement Foundation. Chair: Beverly Mac Nellis. 498-0678.

27 The President’s Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. Chair: Edward A. Morton. 590-1074.

27 Rock ‘n’ Roll Dinner Dance to benefit Guardian Angels for Special Populations. $20. 458-1540.

27 Wishmaker’s Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida. $200. 992-9474, ext. 22.

27–28 Festival of the Arts at the Ave Maria to benefit Friends of the Arts at Ave Maria University. Chair: Colleen Kvetko. 280-1649.

27–28
Naples Flower Show
at the Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. $5. 262-1272.

28 Easter Bonnet High Tea to benefit Tender Loving Care Homes for Children. Location TBA. 542-4800.

28 Naples Music Festival on Third Street South to benefit the Garden of Hope and Courage. $40 per person, $350 per VIP. 434-6697.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN MARCH …

Benefit Concert: A Musical Night With Nature to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. Chairs: Brenda Brooks, Brenda Thomas. Location TBA. 657-2253.

Birdathon to benefit Audubon of Southwest Florida. Chair: Toby Clark. 339-8046.

Celebrate the Sunset and Art Event at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 352-4310.

Cocktail Gathering at the Port Royal Club to benefit the Collier Pregnancy Centers. Chair: Fred Fischer. 980-4230.

Fords Garden Show at Sam Galloway Ford dealership to benefit Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation. 274-2377.

Grace Center Benefit to benefit the St. Joseph’s Family Foundation. Location TBA. $100. 597-3941.

It’s Twilight Time in the Fort Myers River District to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. $100. Chair: Greg Brock.
334-1886.

Make a Difference Fashion Show at The Club at The Strand to benefit Zonta Club of Naples. $80. Chairs: Mary-Ann Delaney, Jean Sloan. 598-9058.

A Peek at the Unique at homes on Sanibel and Captiva islands to benefit Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva. $60 and up. Chair: Ruth Woodham. 395-0715.

Rockabye Collier at the Waterside Shops parking garage rooftop to benefit Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 985-3550.

Sauce Cook-Off at Naples Tomato to benefit Cedar Montessori School. 449-4104.

Song and Sign Celebration at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Deaf Service Center of Southwest Florida. $25. Chair: Lori Timson. 461-0334, ext. 6.

StarStruck to benefit American Red Cross of Lee County. Location TBA. 278-3401.

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

VIP Cocktail Party and Automotive Show to benefit the Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Foundation. Location TBA. 592-6308.

Wine, Women and Shoes to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. Location TBA. 436-4673.

APRIL ’10

1 Hunky Heroes Bachelor Auction at Harborside Event Center to benefit P.O.L.O. Club of Lee County. $30. Chairs: Connie Martin, Patricia Williams. 246-5643.

1 The Power of Philanthropy: Report to the Community to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. Location TBA. 649-5000.

1–May 1 Pennies from the Heart to benefit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile CHS Healthcare. 658-3029.

6 The Annual Women of Initiative Awards Luncheon at the Naples Beach Hotel to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. $125. Chairs: Women’s Initiative Executive Committee. 649-5000, ext. 208.

7 Celebration Dinner at the Country Club of Naples to benefit Naples Alliance for Children. $40. 649-5260.

7 Tenth Annual Swing into Spring Golf Tournament at the Windstar Country Club to benefit the Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275.

9–10 Bonita Springs Relay For Life at the Bonita Springs YMCA to benefit the American Cancer Society. 261-0337.

10 Alive in the World Concert at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit Trust for the Advancement of Responsible Artist. $200. Chairs: Robert W. Goldman, Suzy Goldman. 436-1988.

10 The Mix to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. $250. Chair: Dulce Dudley. 325-1700.

10 The Pirates Ball at the Burroughs Home to benefit Tender Loving Care Homes for Children. $200. Chair: Tom Messina. 542-4800.

12 Golf, Dinner and Auction at The Club at Pelican Bay to benefit the Founders Fund. $1,000. Chair: Ray Crisci. 659-1044.

16–17 Relay for Life at Gulfview Middle School to benefit the American Cancer Society. Chair: Kathleen Coppola. 261-0337.

17 Fourth Annual CAC Golf Tournament at The Quarry to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. Chairs: Mokey Shea, Kevin Waldrin. 263-8383.

18 An Evening in Italy at The Sanctuary to benefit PURRE Water Coalition Foundation. $150. Chair: Emilie Alfino. 472-2703.

19 Women’s Committee for Hope Hospice Spring Luncheon at Quail West Country Club to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. $75. 482-4673.

20 Spring Golf Tournament at Quail West Country Club to benefit First Book of Collier County. Chair: Nora Kolmer & Donna Eskra. 598-9598.

21 Dining for Wildlife at participating local restaurants to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 403-4200.

23 Fore the Children Golf Invitational at Colonial Country Club to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida, Southwest Division. $85 per person, $300 per foursome. 334-0222, ext. 215.

24 29th Annual Taste of the Islands at Sanibel Community Park to benefit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). 395-0050.

24 Cherish the Children and Auction Imaginarium Fundraiser to benefit Imaginarium Group. $50. Location TBA. 321-7420.

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

24 March for Babies at Centennial Park to benefit March of Dimes. $25. 433-3463.

24 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit American Heart Association. $400. Chairs: Bob and Linda Simpson. 495-4912.

24–25 Relay for Life of Immokalee at Seminole Tribe Ranch to benefit the American Cancer Society. 261-0337.

25 Taste of Marco at The Esplanade to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. $5. Chair: Dale Rod. 394-3144, ext. 205.

26 13th Annual Golf-a-Thon at the TwinEagles and Bonita Bay East to benefit the St. Matthew’s House. Chair: Dean Lind. 774-0500.

28 Yabba Island Pirate Ball at Yabba Island Grill to benefit the Children’s Museum of Naples. Price: $350 and up. Chairs: Nancy Davenport, Sara Farley. 514-0084.

29 Christopher Kennedy Lawford Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, to benefit the David Lawrence Foundation. $250 per person, $1,000 per VIP. 455-8500.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN APRIL …

Chocolate Dreams Come True at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Wishing Well Foundation. 213-0397.

Earth Day Celebration at Koreshan State Park to benefit Estero-South Fort Myers Lions Club. 405-8124.

Fashion Show at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. $35. Chair: Nida Eluna. 332-5346.

Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner at Harborside Event Center to benefit the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. $150. Chair: Harlan Parrish. 337-0433.

Golf Tournament at Old Corkscrew Golf Club to benefit AFCAAM Catholic Center. $150. Chair: Mary Briggs. 278-3900.

Patrick Solis Golf Tournament at Olde Cypress to benefit Special Olympics Collier County. Date TBD. $125 per person, $500 per party of four. Chair: Sue Palmer. 272-2596.

PGA Tournament of Charities at Pelican Preserve Golf Club to benefit Southwest Florida Addiction Services. 826-4139.

Puppy Promenade to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. Location TBA. $10. 436-4673.

Sweet Memories Chocolate Gala at Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club to benefit Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. $75. 437-3007.

Walk to Cure Diabetes to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Location TBA. 992-3840.

Wanderlust to benefit Florida Gulf Coast University Resort and Hospitality Management Program. Location TBA. 590-7742.

MAY ’10

1 Village School Golf Classic and Family Fun Day at theNaples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Village School. $125. Chair: Jennifer Urness. 273-7731.

1–2 Relay for Life of Golden Gate at Golden Gate Community Park to benefit the American Cancer Society. 261-0337.

1–2 The Happenin’ at the Windstar Country Club to benefit the JJ Esoteric Foundation. $199. Chairs: Bernadette Bloom, Catherine Finigan. 434-8449.

2 Taste of Collier at Bayfront Naples to benefit Taste of Collier. $5 per person. Chair: Ray Singer. 272-1907.

4 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Celebration at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts to benefit the Education Foundation of Collier County. Chair: Trish Biebricher. 643-4755.

5 Fore the Kids Golf Classic at the Golf Club of the Everglades to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida. $125. 403-0815.

7 Golf Classic at Palmetto Pine Country Club to benefit Cape Coral Community Foundation. $125. Chairs: Donna Giannuzzi, Brian Gomer. 542-5594.

8 PAFSI Annual Golf Tournament at Mediterra to benefit the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 254-7791.

10 Learning for Life Recognition Dinner at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Learning for Life. $18. 936-8072.

12 Annual Meeting at the Marco Island Yacht Club to benefit the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts. $35. 642-0015.

14 Fifth Annual American Red Cross Golf Tournament at Quail West to benefit the American Red Cross Collier County Chapter. 596-6868.

15 Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Guardian Angels for Special Populations. $20. 458-1540.

15 Ninth Annual Red Ribbon Ball at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN). $150. 337-2391.

27 Banquet at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. $225. Chair: Bud Hornbeck. 262-7171.

WATCH FOR THESE OTHER EVENTS IN MAY …

Circles of Care Annual Conference at Edison State College to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. 278-1002.

Reverse Auction at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Fort Myers Rotary Trust Fund. $50. 332-8158.

Senior Friendship Community Challenge at Quail West to benefit the Friendship Health Clinic, Senior Friendship Centers. $150. Chair: Weber Gaskin. 774-4196.

State of Our Schools at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. $35. 337-0433.

JUNE ’10

4–6
Hooked on Helping Charity Fishing Tournament
at Cedar Bay Yacht Club to benefit iWannaHelp.net. 776-9850.

11–12 All Women Charity Pro Am at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA), Naples Chapter. $200. Chairs: Kathi Gray, Lori Cook North. 595-9876.

JULY ’10

WATCH FOR THIS  OTHER EVENT IN JULY …

Hotter than Haiti Pool Party at Bayfront Inn to benefit the Beacon of Hope Foundation. $50. Chairs: Trista and Matthew Kragh 272-2708.

AUGUST ’10

14
Arts for ACT Fine Art Auction
at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. $125. Chairs: Jennifer L. Benton, Gwen Blackwell. 939-2553.

14 August School Supply Drive to benefit the Naples Newcomers Club. Location TBA. Chair: Betty Hughes. 793-2252.

WAYS TO SUPPORT YEAR-ROUND …
Annual Program Campaign to benefit Fresh Start for Abused Women. Chair: Jeanne Pare. 649-5000.

Diaper Derby to benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida, Southwest Division. 334-0222.

United Way Volunteer Center Days of Caring at Lee, Hendry and Glades county agencies to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades. 433-2000.

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