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Southwest Florida Social Calendar 2016-17

The fundraisers, balls, galas, tournaments, luncheons and other charity events of the social season.



 

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

 

September 2016

1 Love That Dress! at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit PACE Center for Girls Collier. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Marianne Kearns, (239) 842-5406.

8-11 Fourth Annual New Works Festival at The Norris Center to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. Tickets: $15 per show. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, kcoury@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. gulfshoreplayhouse.org

9 40-under-40 presented by Gulfshore Business magazine at Miromar Design Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $55. Dress code: cocktail/business attire. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, rsvp@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorebusiness.com

9 Hank Hochstetler Memorial Golf Tournament at Vasari Country Club to benefit the Bonita Springs YMCA. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $299. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: (239) 221-7560. bonitaspringsymca.org

10 Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 432-2223, info@candlelightersswfl.org. candlelightersswfl.org

10 Verot Viking 5K Fun Run on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 7 a.m. Tickets: $25. Contact: Gina Lombardo, (239) 274-6730, gina.lombardo@bvhs.org. bvhs.org

16 Par-Tee for Tots at West Bay Club to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. shotgun. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Mandy Carter, (239) 600-6314, mandyc@ccswfl.org. ccswfl.org/events

17 Coastal Cleanup in Collier County to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jim Zimmerman, (239) 580-8319. keepcollierbeautiful.com

17 Collier County Honor Flight Mission 11 at RSW to benefit Collier County Honor Flight. 9:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: patriotic. Contact: (239) 777-9295, drdebi@collierhonorflight.org. collierhonorflight.org

17 Docs & Duffers Charity Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club Naples to benefit the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society. 8 a.m. Tickets: $175 per golfer, $600 per foursome. Contact: April Donahue, (239) 435-7727, april@ccmsonline.org. ccmsfoundation.org

17 Sports CLUB/Kiwanis Shootout at Heritage Bay to benefit Sports Camp. 8 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: casual golf. Contact: Bill Carufe, (239) 290-3430, or Barry Young, (239) 431-7322. sportsclubnaples.org

23 Fourth Annual Craving Fashion at Waterside Shops to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: dress to impress. Contact: Lesley Colantonio, (239) 992-9474, lcolantonio@sflawish.org. cf16.eventbrite.com

24 Annual Golf Tournament at Everglades Golf Club to benefit Naples Christian Academy. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Contact: Kayla Walling, walling@ncanaples.com.

24 Fall Fundraising Event on-site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. 7 p.m. laboratorytheaterflorida.com

24 Golfing for Champions at Forest Glen Golf & Country Club to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Contact: Brandon Bytnar, (239) 592-9211, brandon@bytnarlaw.com. fddswfl.org/golf-tournament

24 The HeArt of Storytelling Seminar at Paragon Pavilion Theater to benefit Storytellers Creative Arts. 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bill Barnett, (239) 287-7331, bill.barnett@storytellerscreativearts.com. eventbrite.com

24 Walk & Run for the Way at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the United Way of Collier County. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $15. Dress code: sportswear. Contact: Ann Bares, (239) 261-7112, ann.bares@uwcollier.org. uwcollier.org

28 Signature Chefs Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit March of Dimes. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, thowe@marchofdimes.org. signaturechefs.org/event/swflorida

28 United Way Campaign Kickoff Breakfast & Pacesetter Recognition at the Hilton Naples to benefit the United Way of Collier County. 8 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Elizabeth Morano, (239) 261-7112, ext. 204, elizabeth.morano@uwcollier.org. uwcollier.org

Also in September:

10th Annual Charity Dodge Ball Tournament hosted by Young Professionals of Naples to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Contact: Corey Walker, (850) 454-8951, vp@ypnaples.com. naplesdodgeball.com, ypnaples.com

 

October 2016

1 The Busey Bank Run for Prevention at Centennial Park to benefit the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. 5K run and walk, 7 p.m. kids’ fun run. Tickets: $25. Dress code: athletic. Contact: Deborah Comella, (239) 931-9317, executivedir@drugfreeswfl.org. active.com

1 Dr. Piper Center Classic at Magnolia Landing to benefit the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $100 per player. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Steve, (239) 332-5346, steve@drpipercenter.org. drpipercenter.org

1 George De Marco Memorial Golf Tournament at Worthington Country Club to benefit the George De Marco Foundation. Tickets: $125 per player. Dress code: country club attire. Contact: Carla De Marco, carla@demarcotile.com.

1 Get into Gardening Festival at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, dflood@echonet.org.

1 Helmet Drive at various collection locations to benefit March of Dimes. 9 a.m. Tickets: free/donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, thowe@marchofdimes.org.

1 “Kids Celebrate Reading” Book Fair at Barnes & Noble, Waterside Shops, to benefit the K Is for Kids Foundation. Noon. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Karen Clawson, (239) 596-5437, karen@kisforkids.org. kisforkids.org/events.

1 Scavenger Dash at the Naples Players Club to benefit Girls on the Run of Collier County. 10 a.m. Tickets: $140 per team of four. Dress code: casual. Contact: Christine McConnelee, (239) 777-3720. gotrcc.org/events-2

1 Second Annual Law Enforcement vs. PUB Teammates Pickup Basketball Tournament at the Stars Complex to benefit Pickup the Ball. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ted Sottong, (239) 229-9870. pickuptheball.org

6 Becoming Cosmopolitan: Havana Nights at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Stefanie Ink-Edwards, (239) 461-2802, stefanie@communitycooperative.com. communitycooperative.com/events

6 Trendy Tour & Trendy Travels 5th Annual Travel Expo and Charity Luncheon at the Hilton Naples to benefit Champions for Learning. 11 a.m. Tickets: $49. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Denise Lucas, (239) 449-5065 or (239) 449-9408, trendytours@aol.com. trendytoursflorida.com

8 Seahawk Scramble at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club to benefit Community School of Naples. 8 a.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Jane Badger, (239) 597-7575, jbadger@communityschoolnaples.org. communityschoolnaples.org

12-11/6 The Rocky Horror Show at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit The Naples Players. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 263-7990. naplesplayers.org

13 Great Futures Start Here Breakfast on-site at the gymnasium to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 7:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Alisa Marie Coccari, (239) 325-1757.

13 PINK PARTY at Physicians Regional Medical Center—Pine Ridge to benefit Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). 6 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Rebecca Cersosimo, rebecca.cersosimo@physiciansregional.com.

13 Under the Stars at Shangri-La at Shangri-La Springs to benefit Valerie’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: island-style; Tommy Bahama- and Lilly Pulitzer-style. Contact: Angela Melvin, (239) 478-6734, angela@valerieshouseswfl.org. valerieshouseswfl.org

14 Purple Party at Paradise Wine to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 6 pm. Tickets: $60. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Tamika Seaton, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org/purpleparty

15 Annual Walk/Run to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve to benefit the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida. 7:30 a.m. run, 8 a.m. walk. Tickets: $25 until Sept. 15; walkers collect pledges. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bette McLean, Jodie Boisvert or Michelle Leonard, (239) 226-1524. childnetswfl.org

15 CROW Golf Classic at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 472-3644, mschoeffel@crowclinic.org. crowclinic.org

15 Family Fun Day & Home Run Derby at JetBlue Park at Fenway South to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tickets: $12. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lori Burke, (239) 791-7560, lori.burke@madd.org. madd.org/southwestfl

15 Fifth Annual Creating a Future Conference at St. John the Evangelist Church, Naples, to benefit Adonis Autism. 9 a.m. Tickets: $10-15. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Debby Kays, debby.adonisautism@gmail.com.

15 Ninth Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney at Collier's Reserve Country Club to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dr. Alan Galbut, (239) 860-2313, agalbut@aol.com. empowermenteducation.org

15 SHAPE UP! at Lowdermilk Park to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Sarah Hawes, (239) 658-3116, shawes@healthcareswfl.org. healthcareswfl.org/how-to-help

16 Bow Wow Brunch at The Continental, Naples, to benefit Humane Society Naples. hsnaples.org/events

16 Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Contact: Howard Hawkins, (239) 263-9521, info@naplesconcertband.org.

17 Best of Taste in the Park at JetBlue Park to benefit the Junior League of Fort Myers. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Laura Richardson, (239) 277-1197, tasteofthetown@jlfm.org. jlfmtaste.com

17 Celebration of Inclusion Luncheon at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. Noon. Tickets: $1,000 per table. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Sue Palmer, (239) 775-1991, info@specialolympicscollier.org. specialolympicscollier.org

18 Paul Todd and Friends Benefit Concert at First Assembly of God Church, Fort Myers, to benefit Midwest Food Bank. 6 p.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Paul Csotty, (239) 690-1722, pcsotty@midwestfoodbank.org. florida.midwestfoodbank.org

20 Fifth Annual Naples Orchestra and Chorus Golf Outing at Bear's Paw Country Club to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 11:30 a.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start; dinner and awards to follow. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Donna Sharak and Gary Tincu, (239) 263-3732, noc.inquiry@gmail.com. naplesorchestraandchorus.org

20 Forks, Corks and Ale on-site to benefit the Fort Myers YMCA. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 398-3274. swflymca.org

21 25th Annual Founder's Cup Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Lindsey Touchette, (239) 590-1016, ltouchet@fgcu.edu. alumni.fgcu.edu/founderscup

21 Chip in for DLC Golf Outing at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the David Lawrence Center. Noon. Tickets: $250 per golfer, $1,000 per foursome. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Jennifer Denike, (239) 304-3505, jenniferde@dlcmhc.com. davidlawrencecenter.org

21 "GO GREEN" Golf Fundraiser at Plantation Golf & Country Club to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Tricia Fancher, trish@klcb.org.

21 Off the Wall Art Auction at Artis—Naples to benefit ABLE Academy. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Kim Raiser, (239) 352-7600, kim@theableacademy.org.

22 20th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at Hodges University, Naples Campus, to benefit Project HELP. 6 p.m. Tickets: $95. Dress code: masquerade-style costume or business-casual. Contact: Eileen Wesley, (239) 649-1404, eileen@projecthelpnaples.org. eventbrite.com

22 Brain Power Walk and Family Fun Event at Collier Regional Park to benefit the Naples Pilot Foundation. Tickets: from $10 to group team rates. Dress code: costumes optional but suggested. Contact: Suzanne Lester, (239) 289-8268. pilotclubofnaples.org

22 Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival at Mercato to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the gate. Dress code: casual. Contact: Shannon Star, (239) 437-0202, shannon@rmhcswfl.org. rmhcswfl.org

22 Inaugural Boo Ball at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 per person, $400 per couple, $1,500 per table of eight. Dress code: costume or black-tie. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 425-2366, ext. 2315, allyson.ross@pacecenter.org. pacecenter.org/lee

22 Path2Freedom 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Path2Freedom. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: collared polo and shorts; no cargo shorts or denim. Contact: Skip Davis, (239) 770-5964, skip@path2freedom.org. path2freedom.org

23 CMAA Gala at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Al Kinkle, (239) 343-6057, akinkle@lexingtoncountryclub.com. cmaacharityclassic.com

24 12th Annual Gulfshore Playhouse Charity Golf Tournament at TwinEagles Golf & Country Club to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, kcoury@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. gulfshoreplayhouse.org

24 The Avow Open Charity Golf Tournament at Audubon Country Club to benefit Avow Hospice. 8 a.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Kayla Kincaid, (239)430-3195, kkincaid@avowcares.org. avowcares.org/avowopen

24 CMAA Classic Golf Tournament at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends. 9:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Al Kinkle, (239) 343-6057, akinkle@lexingtoncountryclub.com. cmaacharityclassic.com

25 Model Students at Waterside at Waterside Shops to benefit Community School of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30-150. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jane Badger, (239) 597-7575, jbadger@communityschoolnaples.org. communityschoolnaples.org

26 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $250 per person, $2,000 per table. Dress code: cocktail attire/nice business. Contact: Angela Fisher, (239) 225-2590, afisher@jaswfl.org. jaswfl.org/home/business-hall-of-fame-collier-county

26 United Way Campaign Kickoff at Harborside Event Center to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee. 7:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Louise Hawthorne, (239) 433-2000, ext. 225. unitedwaylee.org

27 Naples International Film Festival Opening Night Film & Party at Artis—Naples to benefit the Naples International Film Festival. Dress code: black-tie or semi-formal. Contact: Christina Jordan, (239) 775-3456. naplesfilmfest.com

27-30 Naples International Film Festival at Silverspot Cinema, Mercato, to benefit the Naples International Film Festival. Contact: Christina Jordan, (239) 775-3456. naplesfilmfest.com

28 Annual Gala at the FGCU Cohen Center to benefit Quality Life Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jan Sommer, (239) 334-2797, jsommer@qlcswfl.org. qualitylifecenter.org

28-29 Guardian Angler Fishing Tournament at Rookery Bay Reserve to benefit The Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. rookerybay.org

28-11/4 Cruise the Caribbean on Norwegian Cruise Lines to benefit the Stroke Recovery Foundation. strokevictor.com

29 Arts for ACT 2016 “Disco Ball” Gala and Fine Art Auction at Harborside Event Center to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT). 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Contact: Jennifer L. Benton, (239) 939-2553, jbenton@actabuse.com. artsforactfineartauction.com

29 Collier County Honor Flight Mission 12 at RSW to benefit Collier County Honor Flight. Tickets: free. 9:30 p.m. Dress code: patriotic. Contact: (239) 777-9295, drdebi@collierhonorflight.org. collierhonorflight.org

29 Fourth Annual Golf Tournament at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Bruce Robertson, (239) 394-4221, bcrforge@aol.com. marcoislandart.org/golf2016

29 Halloween Trick or Trolley to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. Dress code: costume. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, development@naplesjuniors.com.

29 Largest Human Pink Ribbon at JetBlue Park to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 9 a.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: Janet Darnell, janetdarnellpfbcc@yahoo.com. pfbcc.org

29 Largest Human Ribbon at JetBlue Stadium to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $20 per umbrella. Dress code: casual. Contact: Charlie Myrick, (239) 498-0016, charlie@komenswfl.org. komenswfl.org

29 Walk to End Alzheimer's Lee County at Centennial Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Assocation. 8 a.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual/athletic. Contact: Summer Reyes, (941) 539-0979. act.alz.org/fortmyers

31 Halloween Spooktacular on 5th on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). 4:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: festive-casual. Contact: Lise Sundrla, (239) 692-8436, lise@fifthavenuesouth.com. fifthavenuesouth.com

Also in October:

Basketball Hall of Fame youth basketball clinics in Immokalee to benefit the One by One Leadership Foundation. 9 a.m. Tickets: free to youth. Dress code: casual. Contact: Sinclaire Williams, (239) 249-9970, swill35173@aol.com.

Dinner with Artists on-site to benefit the. Naples Art Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, (239) 262-6517, aimee.schlehr@naplesart.org. naplesart.org. Runs six dates throughout season; check the website for details.

River Rendezvous to benefit LARC. Contact: Hope Perez Zapata, (239) 334-6285, info@larcleecounty.org.

Winged Foot Scholarship Golf Tournament to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. wingedfootaward.com

 

November 2016

1-15 The Third Annual Forget-Me-Not On-Line Auction on-site to benefit Care Club of Collier County. Contact: Kenn Voegele, (239) 353-1995, kenn@colliercareclub.org. colliercareclub.org

2 Shop for Success at the Crowne Plaza, Fort Myers, to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. 3 p.m. for VIPs, 5 p.m. for general public. Tickets: $50 per VIP, free for general public. Dress code: casual. Contact: Susanne DeCarle, (239) 689-4992, susanne@dfsswflorida. dfsswflorida.org

3 Doing the Most Good Civic Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Salvation Army of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Robin Wendell, (239) 210-4006, robin.wendell@uss.salvationarmy.org. salvationarmynaples.org

3 heARTs for Empty Bowls Naples presented by Tamiami Ford/Tamiami Hyundai at East West Fine Art, Bigham Gelleria, to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Contact: Betsy Dawson, (239) 591-8848, friendsofebn@gmail.com. Supports the Empty Bowls Naples event to be held Jan. 28, 2017, to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

3 MDA Toast to Summer Camp at West Bay Club to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Contact: Chelsea Miller, (239) 437-6900, crollinger@mdausa.org. mdagala.com

3 Roots to Wings Gala at Bonita Bay Club to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Dort Bear, (239) 948-4146, dort@newhorizonsofswfl.org. newhorizonsofswfl.org/gala

3 An Uncommon Evening at the Burroughs Home & Gardens to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: stylish 1920s fashions encouraged. Contact: Angela Melvin. (239) 337-9503, angela@uncommonfriends.org. uncommonfriends.org

3-4 Holiday Artisan Boutique on-site to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 10 a.m. Contact: Stacy Vermylen, (239) 262-6331. gfwcnapleswomansclub.org

4 Celebration of Philanthropy at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $185 per person, $1,750 per table captain, $2,250 per table sponsor. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 307-4526, ckreisman@cfcollier.org. cfcollier.org

4 CREW Stanley Hole Golf Tournament at Old Corkscrew Golf Club to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. Tickets: entry fee $100 per players, $400 per foursome; hole sponsorship $500. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Brenda Brooks, (239) 657-2253, crewtrust@crewtrust.org. crewtrust.org/2016-crew-stanley-hole-golf-tournament

4 Cruise for a Cause on the Naples Princess to benefit the Stroke Recovery Foundation. 4 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: casual. Contact: Allison and Kevin O'Reilly, (703) 926-3382, allison@strokerf.org.

4 Fashion Show and Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Humane Society Naples. 11: 30 a.m. Tickets: $195. Dress code: business-casual to semi-formal. Contact: JoAnn Lawrence, (239) 438-4616, events@hsnaples.org. hsnaples.org/events

4 Men and Women of the Year presented by Gulfshore Life magazine at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. 6 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, rsvp@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorelife.com

4 Ninth Annual Champagne Brunch & Fashion Show to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $95. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jean Ann Lynch, (617) 510-4468, dandja@hotmail.com. babybasicscollier.org

4 Uncorked at Mediterra Beach Club to benefit Youth Haven. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: resort-chic. Contact: Cotrenia Hood, (239) 687-5156, info@youthhavenswfl.org. youthhavenswfl.org

4-6 Bikers for Babies at Six Bends Harley-Davidson to benefit March of Dimes. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, thowe@marchofdimes.org.

4-6 RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 for Friday night event only, $250 for tournament entry. Dress code: yacht club attire. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4219, nikkied@conservancy.org. conservancy.org/redsnook

5 13th Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament at The Golf Club of Fiddler's Creek to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: golf attire and cocktail attire for dinner. Contact: Audra DiNanno, (239) 325-1765.

5 Angel Ball at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Jane Badger, (239) 597-7575, jbadger@communityschoolnaples.org. communityschoolnaples.org

5 Cooking for the Arts on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per couple, $1,000 per table of eight. Dress code: business-casual, semi-formal. Contact: Devon Parker, (239) 333-1933, devon@sbdac.com. sbdac.com/event/cooking-for-the-arts

5 Path2Freedom Red Gala at the Hilton Naples to benefit Path2Freedom. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Traci Pascale, (239) 825-8713, traci@path2freedom.org. path2freedom.org

5 Patrick Solis Charity Golf Classic at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 9 a.m. shotgun; lunch to follow. Tickets: $500 per foursome; $400 preregistration by Oct. 21. Dress code: golf attire; collared shirt, no denim. Contact: Sue Palmer, (239) 775-1991, info@specialolympicscollier.org. specialolympicscollier.org

5 Walk 4 Life and Fun Fest at Golden Gate Community Park to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Deirdre Lapp, (239) 513-9775, dlapp@prcnaples.org. supportprc.org

6 Jazz Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Gulf Coast Big Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Timothy Hains, (239) 877-6090, gulfcoastbigband@comcast.net. gulfcoastbigband.com

6 Naples Diabetes Conference at the Greater Naples YMCA to benefit the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tami Balavage, (239) 821-5051, hlpdiabeticchild@aol.com. helpadiabeticchild.org

6 Taste of the Town at JetBlue Park to benefit the Junior League of Fort Myers. 11 a.m. Tickets: $5 parking, $5 admission, $2-5 per food and drink ticket. Dress code: casual. Contact: Laura Richardson, (239) 277-1197, tasteofthetown@jlfm.org. jlfmtaste.com

6 YMCA Diabetes Conference on-site to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10; scholarships available. Dress code: casual. Contact: Kim McDonnell, (239)-571-9019. greaternaplesymca.org

7 Battle of the Sexes with Captains Nancy Lopez (PGA Golf Hall of Famer) and Chris DiMarco (Host of the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive) at Quail West Golf and Country Club to benefit Swinging with Purpose. Noon. Tickets: sold out; sponsorships available. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Diana Riley, (301) 706-7131, diana@swingingwithpurpose.org. swingingwithpurpose.org

7 Fall Dinner Dance at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit the Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 390-9401, eyoung2980@aol.com. shadowwoodcharitablefoundation.org

7-13 Paint the Beach in Santini Marina Plaza to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. 5 p.m. reception Nov. 11. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Contact: Michele Buelow, (239) 689-1221, paintthebeachfmb@gmail.com. paintthebeach.com

8 An Afternoon with Golf Legend Nancy Lopez at Stonebridge Country Club to benefit Swinging with Purpose. 11 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Barbara Chandler, bchand6218@msn.com. swingingwithpurpose.org

9 Celebrating Our Seniors at the Golden Gate Senior Center to benefit Collier Senior Resources. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Jim Barton, (239) 430-1920, jnbart@msn.com. collierseniorresources.org

9 Hats in the Garden on-site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $550 per individual, $1,500 per patron, $10,000 or $15,000 per table host. Dress code: garden-chic with a festive chapeau. Contact: Annemarie Zoller, (239) 325-1931, azoller@naplesgarden.org. naplesgarden.org/show/hats-in-the-garden

10 Annual Banquet at Florida Sportsman Park to benefit YoungLife New Collier. 6 p.m. Tickets: registration required. Dress code: Florida-casual. Contact: Robbie Selby, ylnewcollier@gmail.com.

10 Brushstrokes from the Soul at FineMark National Bank & Trust to benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Jan Kerlin, (239) 437-3007, jan@alzheimersswfl.org. alzheimersswfl.org

10 Windows and Doors to History Original Artwork Opening at the Marco Island Historical Museum to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Susan Pernini, (239) 389-6447. themihs.org

10 Young Life Banquet at Saint John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Naples, to benefit Young Life Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Sue Demczak, (239) 290-5176.

11 Betty and Frank Bireley Ribbons and Blues Event at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 5 p.m. Tickets: $125 and up. Dress code: rocker-chic. Contact: Patti Chlipala, (239) 343-6059, patti.chlipala@leememorial.org. leememorial.org/go/ribbonsandblues

11 Charity Classic Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $550. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: (239) 430-9122, info@immokaleefoundation.org. immokaleefoundation.org

11 Evening of Music & Arts Concert featuring The Annie Moses Band at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit Storytellers Creative Arts. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-65. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Bill Barnett, (239) 287-7331, bill.barnett@storytellerscreativearts.com. storytellerscreativearts.com

11 Fifth Annual Season Kickoff Social hosted by Young Professionals of Naples and various organizations at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Collier County Honor Flight. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Corey Walker, (850) 454-8951, vp@ypnaples.com. ypnaples.com

12 BaconFest Naples at the Naples Airport to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 plus handling in advance online; $15 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 293-0104. baconfestnaples.com

12 Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on-site to benefit Naples Equestrian Challenge. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: casual Western. Contact: Kim Minarich, (239) 596-2988, kminarich@naplesequestrianchallenge.org. naplesequestrianchallenge.org

12 Christmas Market at Trinity by the Cove Parish Hall to benefit Women of Trinity. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Polly Butler, (239)262-6581, pbutler@trinitybythecove.com. trinitybythecove.com

12 Dancing with the Stars at the Naples Woman's Club to benefit the Naples Performing Arts Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: “Old Hollywood” black-tie. Contact: Vicky Tracy, (239) 597-6722, info@naplesperformingartscenter.com. naplesperformingartscenter.com

12 Elephant Fest at the Naples Zoo to benefit the Alzheimer’s Support Network. 9 a.m. Tickets: $25 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Clarke Pollard, (239) 262-8388, clarke@alzsupport.org. alzsupport.org

12 NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the NCH Healthcare System Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Monica Biondo, (239) 624-2019, monica.biondo@nchmd.org. nchmd.org/hospitalball

12 Opening Night Reception at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 6 p.m. Contact: Yvonne Breska, (239) 418-0996. swflso.org.

12 Order/Chaos: An Evening on the Edge on-site to benefit Alliance for the Arts. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: cocktail-casual. Contact: Jessica Clark, (239) 939-2787, jessica@artinlee.org.

12 Providence House 11th Annual Luncheon at St. John the Evangelist to benefit Providence House. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $60 per person, $400 per table of eight. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Jean Takacs, (239) 692-8779, jean@providencehousenaples.org. providencehousenaples.org

12 Walk for IMAGINE at Freedom Park to benefit IMAGINE Children’s Health Center. 1 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: mbarrow@imaginechc.com. imaginechc.com

12-13 Ushering in the Holidays on-site to benefit Artis—Naples. 3:45 p.m.; 9:45 a.m. Tickets: $200 for Saturday afternoon, $175 for Sunday morning. Dress code: business/festive. Contact: Patron Services, (239) 597-1900. artisnaples.org

12-12/11 My Fair Lady at The Norris Center to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. Tickets: $20-64 per show. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Kristen Coury, (239) 261-7529, kcoury@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. gulfshoreplayhouse.org

13 Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Contact: Howard Hawkins, (239) 263-9521, info@naplesconcertband.org.

13 PFLAG Gayla Brunch at Vineyards Country Club to benefit PFLAG Naples. Noon. Tickets: $35. Dress code: casual. Contact: David Goldstein, (239) 963-4670, info@pflagnaples.org. pflagnaples.org

13 Sips 'n Saddles at Wrenwood Farms to benefit NAMI of Collier County. Contact: Jacquelyn Metcalf, (239) 260-7300, jacquelyn@namicollier.org. namicollier.org/sips

13 Taste of the Islands at Sanibel Community Park to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Noon. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. Contact: Kenny Howell, khowell@crowclinic.org. crowclinic.org

14 Charity Classic Pro-Am at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $5,000. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: (239) 430-9122, info@immokaleefoundation.org. immokaleefoundation.org

14 Strings Under the Stars at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Art Bookbinder, (239) 455-9081, artbookbinder@aol.com. lighthouseofcollier.org

14-17 Bridget Austin "Fresh and Fluid Watercolors" Workshop on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: $350 per member, $390 per non-member. Dress code: painting clothes. Contact: Mary Hertogs, mhhertogs@gmail.com. fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

15 Champions Day to benefit Champions for Learning. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Contact: Heather Noel, (239) 643-4755, hnoel@championsforlearning.org.

15-17 ECHO International Agriculture Conference at the Crowne Plaza, Fort Myers and ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 8 a.m. Tickets: $325. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 567-3328. echocommunity.org/en/resources/e996662d-8eaf-44e1-8fdd-39b1cbd383b9

16 Santa PAWS—The Puppy Project at the Hilton Naples to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $3,000 per table of 10. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kathy Gumph, (239)-775-1660, kathy@pawsassistancedogs.org. pawsassistancedogs.com

17 Beaches 'n Dreams Gala at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort to benefit the Sunshine Kids Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $140. Dress code: upscale beach and fun. Contact: Brenda Fioretti, (239) 659-2429. supportsunshinekids.com

17 ForEverglades Naples at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Everglades Foundation. 5:15 p.m. Tickets: $500 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Margaux Biernat, (239) 823-2517, mbiernat@evergladesfoundation.org. evergladesfoundation.org

17 Sip & Sample at The Village on Venetian Bay to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 5 :30 p.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: casual. Contact: Gisela Estrada, (239) 262-1808, gisela@friendsoffosterchildren.net. friendsoffosterchildren.net

17 Soup and Bread Festival at St. Agnes Parish Center, Naples, to benefit the ExEL Foundation. 5 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: (612) 910-1024. exel-naples.org.

18 Annual Dinner at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Meg Stepanian, (239) 263-9363. collierhomelesscoalition.org

18 A Home for the Holidays at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Paul Howell, (239) 332-0364, ext. 321, events@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/a-home-for-the-holidays.html

18-20 America the Beautiful Concerts in Bonita Springs, Sanibel and Fort Myers to benefit the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. Tickets: donation. Contact: Joanne Paulino, (239) 560-5695, altojoanne@gmail.com. symphonicchorale.org

19 Benefit Dinner at the Naples Yacht and Sailing Club to benefit Sunlight Home. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Dolores Sire Sullivan, (239) 682-0496.

19 Festival on Fifth on Fifth Avenue South to benefit The Rotary Club of Naples. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mia Delk, miadelk@me.com. napleswine.org

19 Grand Masquerade at Six Bends Harley-Davidson to benefit Our Mother’s Home of SWFL. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Stacy Lee-Williams, swilliams@ourmothershome.com. ourmothershome.com

19 Heroes for Homeless 5K Walk/Run at the Ave Maria Town Center to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 8 a.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: athletic attire. Contact: Kathy Hinton, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, khinton@stmatthewshouse.org. stmatthewshouse.org/event/walk

19 Members' Recital—Music from Around the World at First United Methodist Church, Naples, to benefit Naples Music Club. 4 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Linda Noel, (239) 384-9205, windynoel@gmail.com. naplesmusicclub.org

19 New Play Contest Fundraiser at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Theatre Conspiracy. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bill Taylor, (239) 936-3239. theatreconspiracy.org

19 Walk to End Alzheimer's Collier County at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 8 a.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual/athletic. Contact: Summer Reyes, (941) 539-0979. act.alz.org/naples

19-20 Old Florida Festival at the Collier County Museum to benefit Friends of Collier County Museums. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jacob Winge, jacobwingecr@gmail.com. foccm.com, colliermuseums.com

20 14th Annual Sing-a-Long Messiah at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 455-2582. voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

23-12/18 Coney Island Christmas at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit The Naples Players. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 263-7990. naplesplayers.org

25 Rose Ball 2017 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Mother Frances de Sales Auxiliary to the Homeless. 5 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Allyson Richards, (770) 366-0653, roseball2017@gmail.com

26 Petco Foundation Starlight Auction at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810. animalrefugecenter.com

27 Holly Jolly Christmas at Fleamaster’s Music Hall to benefit The Hot Flashz. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Marjean Sage, (239) 482-6252, bookings@hotflashz.org. hotflashz.org

27 Iron Joe Turkey Ride at Naples Cyclery to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition (NPC). 7 a.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: casual. Contact: Beth Brainard, (239) 777-7718, bethbrainard@naplespathways.org. naplespathways.org/events

30-12/4 Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of SW FL. Hours vary by day. Tickets: $2 admission; additional fees for Santa's Block Party and special events. Dress code: casual. Contact: Susan Hegarty, (239) 995-2106, ext. 2213, susanhegarty@goodwillswfl.org. tuxandtrees.com

Also in November:

Arts Month to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. uaccollier.com

iCo Dance Performances in Immokalee to benefit the One by One Leadership Foundaiton. Tickets: free to the public. Dress code: casual.

Inaugural of President, Dr. Donald Wortham to benefit Hodges University. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153. hodges.edu

Literacy Luncheon to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Chris Nind, (239) 262-4448, cnind@collierliteracy.org. collierliteracy.org. Continues in February and May.

Southwest Florida Symphony Society Holiday House in Fort Myers to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. Contact: Yvonne Breska, (239) 418-0996. swflso.org

 

December 2016

1 2016 Paragon Awards at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business. Contact: Alisa Marie Coccari, (239) 325-1757.

1 42nd Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID). 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lise Sundrla, (239) 692-8436, lise@fifthavenuesouth.com. fifthavenuesouth.com

1 Hope Shines Luncheon at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort to benefit NAMI of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jacquelyn Metcalf, (239) 260-7300, jacquelyn@namicollier.org. namicollier.org/luncheon

1-25 The First Annual Forget-Me-Not $10K Christmas Tree on-site to benefit the Care Club of Collier County, 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Kenn Voegele, (239) 353-1994. colliercareclub.org

2 Celebration of Lights at Ave Maria Town Center to benefit The Hot Flashz. 7 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Marjean Sage, (239) 482-6252, bookings@hotflashz.org. hotflashz.org

2 Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit Naples Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350, $550, $5,000 and $7,000. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Geraldine Pessolano, (239) 261-8164. napleshistoricalsociety.org

2 Night at the Nest at Alico Arena, FGCU Campus, to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $2,000 per table. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Allison Bass, (239) 590-7107, abass@fgcu.edu. fgcuathletics.com/nan

2 Power of the Purse at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $260 per person, $500 per patron, $2,500 per patron host, $5,000 per patron table sponsor. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 307-4526, ckreisman@cfcollier.org. cfcollier.org

3 Celtic Ball 2016: Hooray for Hollywood at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, (239) 455-3044, esumpmann@sjnceltics.org.

3 Emergency Relief Food Packing Party to benefit Hope for Haiti. 8:45 a.m. Tickets: $20 suggested donation. Dress code: casual, holiday pajamas. Contact: Dani Bryant, (239) 434-7183, dani@hopeforhaiti.com. hopeforhaiti.com/events

3 Holiday Sale at the United Church of Marco to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. marcoshellclub.com

3 LIFEwalk 2016 at Jaycee Park to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 7:30 a.m. Dress code: shorts, T-shirts and sneakers. Contact: Karen Quintero, (239) 242-7238, marketing@lifelinefamily.org. lifelinefamilycenter.org/lifewalk

3 One Walk at North Collier Regional Park to benefit JDRF. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Susan Gurevich, (239) 571-0028. walk.jdrf.org

3 Tea at The Ritz at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 2 p.m. Tickets: $125 per adult, $75 per child. Dress code: holiday. Contact: Lesley Colantonio, (239) 992-9474, ext. 22, lcolantonio@sflawish.org.

4 Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Contact: Howard Hawkins, (239) 263-9521, info@naplesconcertband.org.

4 Tar Paper Shack South at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Ave Maria School of Law. Contact: Christina Newman, (239) 687-5405, cnewman@avemarialaw.edu.

5 The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 11 a.m. Tickets: trustee event; $700. Dress code: country club-casual. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, darlandnfl@aol.com. thefirstteenaplescollier.org

5 Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $100 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Pat Smart, (239) 495-8295, chfashionshow@comcast.net. leememorial.org/go/fashionforkids

6 Home for the Holidays at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples, to benefit Voices of Naples. 7 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 455-2582. voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule.

6 Voices for Choice Luncheon at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Rande Weissman, (941) 365-3913.

7 Light the Way to benefit the Bonita Springs Historical Society. bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org

8 Holiday Sparkle Dinner at T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House to benefit the Zonta Foundation of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: festive holiday. Contact: Linda Pearson, (239) 293-9786.

8 Second Annual Diamond Ball at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Immokalee Child Care Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal/cocktail attire. Contact: Carolyn Malinowski, (239) 261-1774, officeadmin@icccnaples.org. immokaleechildcarecenter.org

8 Victim Survivor Tribute to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Southwest Florida. 7 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Lori Burke, (239) 791-7560, lori.burke@madd.org. madd.org/southwestfl

Young Executives Holiday Bash at the Hilton Naples to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jennifer Denike, (239) 304-3505, jenniferde@dlcmhc.com. davidlawrencecenter.org

10 Annual Golf Tournament at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 7 a.m. registration. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Jean Shaw, (239) 248-4366, ejeanshaw@comcast.net. greatermarcoy.org

10-11 Holiday Memories at Naples High School to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m., 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: Anne Wilson, (908) 415-1655, noc.inquiry@gmail.com. naplesorchestraandchorus.org

11 Candle Lighting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to benefit The Compassionate Friends of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Linda Wallace, (239) 690-7801. tcfswfl.org

11 FAASWFL Christmas Ball at the La Venezia Ballroom, Cape Coral, to benefit the Filipino American Association of SWFL (FAASWFL). 6 p.m. Tickets: $35 for dinner, dance and donation. Dress code: formal elegance. Contact: Pearl Cruz, (239) 595-8534. facebook.com/ourfaaswfl

11 Holiday Party at Bonita Bay Country Club to benefit Naples Music Club. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: holiday attire. Contact: Linda Noel, (239) 384-9205, windynoel@gmail.com. naplesmusicclub.org

11 Jazz Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Gulf Coast Big Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Timothy Hains, (239) 877-6090, gulfcoastbigband@comcast.net. gulfcoastbigband.com

11 Naples Philharmonic Gala on-site to benefit Artis—Naples. 7 p.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: black-tie-optional, festive. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 254-2719, jfernandez@artisnaples.org. artisnaples.org

13 Decade of CAPAbilities ... A Celebration of the Arts at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $295. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Nikki Clark, (239) 775-2800, info@capacenter.org. capacenter.org

15 Annual Luncheon: “The Journey That Saved Curious George—The True Wartime Escape of H.A. and Margret Rey” at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150 per person; sponsorships available. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200, tim@holocaustmuseumswfl.org. holocaustmuseumswfl.org

16 The Nutcracker to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. 4 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 590-6191, gulfshoreballet@gmail.com. gsballet.org

17 Reindeer Run 5K at Community School Naples to benefit Girls on the Run of Collier County. 8 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Chelsea Garlock, (203) 537-5880, chelsea.garlock@girlsontherun.org. gotrcc.org/events-2

17 Walk Like MADD/MADD Dash 5K at JetBlue Park at Fenway South to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: sport. Contact: Lori Burke, (239) 791-7560, lori.burke@madd.org. walklikemadd.org

18 Major Donors/Keepers of the Gate Annual Recognition Event with National Hadassah Medical Organization Chair Dr. Rachel Schonberger at Quail West Golf and Country Club to benefit Hadassah, Collier/Lee Chapter. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $50 couvert plus $1,000 minimum donation. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nancy G. Wiadro, (239) 269-3666, nwiadro@hadassah.org.

19 Opening Night with the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra & The Peliska Brothers at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: semi-formal or business-casual. Contact: Nancy Kerns, (239) 434-8505, info@classicchamberconcerts.org. classicchamberconcerts.org

24 Holidays Without Hunger at Harborside Event Center to benefit Meals of Hope. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Katie Schweikhardt, (239) 777-9113, katie@mealsofhope.org. holidayswithouthunger.org

26-29 Indoor Mini Golf at The Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 10 a.m. Tickets: $3. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 472-2155. sanibelcommunityhouse.net

Also in December:

Lights of Love Pet Memorial/Honor Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Animal Refuge Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810. animalrefugecenter.com

 

January 2017

6 Open House on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Floyd Lawrence, (239) 463-3909. fortmyersbeachart.com

8 Spectrum Concert—Percussion Expression at the Wang Opera Center to benefit the CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 per standard ticket, $40 per VIP ticket (includes meet-the-artists reception). Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Nikki Clark, (239) 775-2800, info@capacenter.org. capacenter.org

9 Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Friends of the Library of Collier County. Noon. Tickets: $250-$570. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marlene Kern (239) 262-8135, mkern@collier-friends.org. collier-friends.org. Continues Feb. 3, March 3 and March 10.

10 Visionaries of the Visual Arts Awards at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $175 per person, $1,500 per patron table. Dress code: cocktail, coat/tie. Contact: Juliana Meek, (239) 262-2699, juliana@harmonmeek.com. harmonmeekgallery.com/visionaries.html

11 Dazzle at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: jacket and tie for men. Contact: Megan Becker, (239) 657-7124. guadalupecenter.org

12 Craving CHEF at the Trianon at Bonita Bay to benefit the Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation (CHEF). 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150-5,000. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Judith Hushon, (239) 643-6222. chefswfl.org

13 Cooking Demonstration with Sweet Melissa's Chef Melissa at The Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 472-2155. sanibelcommunityhouse.net

13 Magical Musical Tour—Dancing through the Decades at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $550 per person, $1,500 per VIP patron. Dress code: decade-inspired. Contact: Jennifer Denike, (239) 304-3505, jenniferde@dlcmhc.com. davidlawrencecenter.org

14 11th Annual Wishmaker's Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Lesley Colantonio, (239) 992-9474, lcolantonio@sflawish.org. wishmakersball.net

14 2017 Second Annual Gala Dinner and Auction on-site to benefit Midwest Food Bank. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Paul Csotty, (239) 265-4161, pcsotty@midwestfoodbank.org. florida.midwestfoodbank.org

14 Celebration Event at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Hope for Haiti. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Stephanie Jepsen, (239) 434-7183, stephanie@hopeforhaiti.com. hopeforhaiti.com/events

14 An Evening for Better Tomorrows—Dancing, Doo Wop and Rock and Roll at Grey Oaks County Club to benefit JFCS of Southwest Florida. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, (239) 325-4444, jfaffer@jfcsswfl.org. jfcsswfl.org

14 Gala at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit Friends of Collier County Museums. 6 p.m. Tickets: $140. Dress code: black-tie or semi-formal. Contact: Bill Dwight, bill@bdwight.com; Dr. Joyce Hagel, analysisdoc10@msn.com. foccm.com, colliermuseums.com

14 Pink Promise Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: formal. Contact: Charlie Myrick, (239) 498-0016, charlie@komenswfl.org. komenswfl.org

14-15 Bonita Springs National Art Festivals at Riverside Park and adjacent streets of historic Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10 a.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted for youth scholarship programming. Dress code: casual. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, cfabs@artsbonita.org. artcenterbonita.org/artfest. Continues Feb. 11-12 and March 4-5.

15 Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Contact: Howard Hawkins, (239) 263-9521, info@naplesconcertband.org.

16 Jasper String Quartet at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nancy Kerns, (239) 434-8505, info@classicchamberconcerts.org. classicchamberconcerts.org

16-19 Workshop Janet Rogers "Watercolor Impressions—Flowers, Faces and Figures" on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: $390 per member, $430 per non-member. Dress code: painting clothes. Contact: Julie Nusbaum, j.nusbaum72@gmail.com. fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

17 Action for Life Production First Anniversary Celebration at St. John the Evangelist Church, Naples, to benefit Action for Life. 5 p.m. Tickets: $80. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Sally Oneto, (203) 623-4531, sallyoneto@gmail.com. actionforlife.net

17 Fifth Annual Kitchen Tour to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: $125. Contact: Lee Kraus, (239) 262-6331.gfwcnapleswomansclub.org

17 Fire and Ice Gala at an exclusive Naples private beach club to benefit the Latchkey League. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: black-tie optional. Contact: Wendy Schaedel, (239) 263-2406. latchkeyleague.org

17 Love Your Neighbor at a private home in the Gulf Harbour Community to benefit The Heights Foundation. 7 p.m. Tickets: $200 per person; VIP upgrades available. Dress code: resort-dressy. Contact: Karen, (239) 482-7706, karen@heightsfoundation.org. heightsfoundation.org

17 Pioneer Gallery Opening at the Marco Island Historical Museum to benefit The Marco Island Historical Society. 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress codeL casual. Contact: Susan Pernini, (239) 389-6447, mihs.spernini@gmail.com. themihs.org

18 Home, Hope and Healing Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Youth Haven. 11 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Cotrenia Hood, (239) 687-5156, info@youthhavenswfl.org. youthhavenswfl.org

19 Annual Gala featuring Jazz Pianist Jerry Stawski at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit the Naples Music Club. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Linda Noel, (239) 384-9205, windynoel@gmail.com. naplesmusicclub.org

19 Second Annual Legacy Breakfast at Covenant Church of Naples to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 a.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Parker Stephen, (239) 687-7649, pstephen@stmatthewshouse.org. stmatthewshouse.org/event/1824

20 Off the Walls! at the Center Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Bridges (239) 495-8989, cfabs@artsbonita.org. artcenterbonita.org

20 Opera Gala 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Opera Naples. 6 p.m. Contact: info@operanaples.org. operanaples.org

20-21 Fine Arts Festival at The Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 472-2155. sanibelcommunityhouse.net

21 Annual Dinner at Hideaway Beach Club to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $100. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Donna Johnston, (239) 394-9622, ext. 115, grants@marcoy.org. greatermarcoy.org

21 Annual Event on-site to benefit Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. 5 p.m. Tickets: by invitation only. Dress code: evening-casual, comfortable footwear. corkscrew.audubon.org

21 Cattle Baron's Ball at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit the American Cancer Society, Fort Myers. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: country Western attire. Contact: Stacey Mueller, (239) 936-1113, ext. 3906, stacey.mueller@cancer.org. cattlebaronslee.com

21 Eighth Annual Walking Challenge at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 for one walker and a child, $10 per additional child. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dick Lynch, (617) 510-4468, dandja@hotmail.com. babybasicscollier.org

21 Wildlife & Wildlands Art Show at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Area 3 to benefit Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 9 a.m. Tickets: free with park entrance fee. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lori Heath Thorn, (239) 593-2658, lori.heaththorn@dep.state.fla.us.

21 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: donations; form teams to walk. Dress code: casual, walking shoes. Contact: Marta Hodson, (239) 344-7007, ext. 132, martahodson@harrychapinfoodbank.org. harrychapinfoodbank.org

21-22 ArtFest Naples at Fleischmann Park to benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund. Contact: Taire Malloy, (239) 634-2337.

21-22, 28-29 Young Artists Awards Auditions at Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Young Artists Awards. 9 a.m. Tickets: no charge for public viewing. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Katherine Boren, (239) 574-9321, info@youngartistsawards.org. youngartistsawards.org

22 Gulfshore Opera Gala 2017, “Diva on Detour starring Patricia Racette” at Bonita First Presbyterian/Bonita Bay Club to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 3 p.m. concert, 5:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Steffanie Pearce, steffanie@gulfshoreopera.org. gulfshoreopera.org

23 Gentle'men Against Domestic Violence Tailgate Party at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tamika Seaton, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org

23 Non-Fiction Author Series at the Country Club of Naples to benefit the Friends of the Library of Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: $45 per member, $55 per non-member. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marlene Kern, (239) 262-8135, mkern@collier-friends.org. collier-friends.org. Continues Feb. 20.

24 The Children of the Volta Region Ghana West Africa Photography Exhibit at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit the Pope Francis Home and School. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Michael Barry, (239) 450-0348. popefrancishomeghana.org

26 A Light to Remember a Centennial Park to benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Melanie Jackson, (239) 437-3007, melanie@alzheimersswfl.org. alzheimersswfl.org

26 Vintage Cellar, a very special pre-Festival event at Bleu Provence to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. 10 a.m. Tickets: $2,500. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Barrett Farmer, (239) 325-2970, barrett@napleswinefestival.com. napleswinefestival.com

26-29 Bonita Springs International Film Festival at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., depending on location. Tickets: $15 per film, $75 per special party admission. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, cfabs@artsbonita.org. artcenterbonita.org

27 Fashion Show at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Contact: Chris Nind, (239) 262-4448, cnind@collierliteracy.org. collierliteracy.org

27-29 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets: packages $10,000 and up per couple; $25,000 package includes reserved seating for four at a vintner dinner and under the tent. Dress code: varies by event. Contact: Barrett Farmer, (239) 325-2970, barrett@napleswinefestival.com. napleswinefestival.com

28 Cooking with the Islands Stars at The Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $100 per person, $125 per VIP. Dress code: business-casual. teresa@sanibelcommunityhouse.net

28 Empty Bowls Naples sponsored by Tamiami Ford/Tamiami Hyundai at Cambier Park to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $20 donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Joyce Jacobs, (239) 839-4143, joycejacobs@harrychapinfoodbank.org. emptybowlsnaples.org.

28 Run for the Paws at the Civil Air Patrol, Naples, to benefit Humane Society Naples. $25. Dress code: running clothes. Contact: JoAnn Lawrence, (239) 438-4616, events@hsnaples.org. hsnaples.org/events

28 Symphonic Chorale Soiree & Auction at The Landings Yacht Club to benefit the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $80. Dress code: dressy. Contact: Joanne Paulino, (239) 560-5695, altojoanne@gmail.com. symphonicchorale.org

29 With a Voice of Singing at First Presbyterian Church of Naples to benefit Voices of Naples. 4 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 455-2582. voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

31 Friends for Friendship at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Senior Friendship Health Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: M.J. Scarpelli, (239) 297-3680, mjscarpelli@msn.com. seniorfriendshiphealthcenter.org

Also in January:

Annual Fundraiser Banquet in downtown Fort Myers to benefit Ride Nature. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: rsvp@ridenature.com.

Arm Chair History Speaker Series at the Bonita Springs Lions Club to benefit the Bonita Springs Historical Society. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jane Whitehead, (239) 390-2092, jane.whitehead@comcast.net. Continues in February and March.

Art Show for Parkinson in the Naples Art District to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 417-3465, pasfi@aol.com. pasfi.org

Best New Restaurants presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, rsvp@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorelife.com

Breakfast for Babies to benefit Our Mother’s Home of SWFL. ourmothershome.com

Building Product Blow Out Sale at Cape Coral Plumbing to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 donation appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Christi Pritchett Sarlo, (239) 938-0056. leebuilderscare.org

Chef Dinners at various Naples locations to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance. naplescatalliance.org

Healthcare Networker of the Year to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Sarah Hawes, (239) 658-3116, shawes@healthcareswfl.org. healthcareswfl.org/how-to-help

Pilot Poker Run to benefit the Naples Pilot Foundation. Tickets: various team rates. Contact: Suzanne Lester, (239) 289-8268. pilotclubofnaples.org

Purses for Pooches to benefit Animal Refuge Center. animalrefugecenter.com

Special Needs Social Inclusion at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit House of Gaia Community Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $80. Dress code: business-casual. houseofgaia.org

A Step Forward—Celebrating 20 Years of Service at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Noon. Tickets: $150-5,000. Dress code: business. Contact: (239) 417-3165, pasfi@aol.com. pasfi.org

Under the Sea on-site to benefit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Contact: Dorrie Hipschman, dhipschman@shellmuseum.org.

Water Works Luncheon on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $500 per two-seat patron package. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4200, nikkied@conservancy.org. conservancy.org/waterworks

 

February 2017

1 Max Mara Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Show at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Saint Ann School Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Pamela Macia, (239) 262-4110, foundation@stann.net. stann.net

2 An Evening to “Celebrate the STARS” featuring the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Myra Daniels at a private club to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. reception with dinner to follow. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Karen Coulter, kcoulter@uaccollier.com. uaccollier.com

2 Night of Champions at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Champions for Learning. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-formal. Contact: Jason Kurek, (239) 643-4755, jkurek@championsforlearning.org. championsforlearning.org

2 The Kosher Comedy Tour at Temple Shalom to benefit Hadassah, Collier/Lee Chapter. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $54. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Elissa Goldstein, (239) 455-2004, feb22017@gmail.com.

3 Pet Lovers Gala at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Humane Society Naples. 7 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: JoAnn Lawrence, (239) 438-4616, events@hsnaples.org. hsnaples.org/events

4 23rd Annual Storybook Ball Honoring Jim & Karen Nathan at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: sponsorships available. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Laura Ragain, laura@rmhcswfl.org. rmhcswfl.org

4 The Art of Giving at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities. 11 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: morning dress. Contact: Nancy Stones, (239) 262-0353, info@artofgivingnaples.org. artofgivingnaples.org

4 The Choice Affair at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida. 6 p.m. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Rande Weissman, (941) 365-3913. myplannedparenthood.org/events

4 A Faith and Reason Signature Event with Dr. Charles Krauthammer at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Ave Maria School of Law. 5 p.m. Contact: Christina Newman, (239) 687-5405, cnewman@avemarialaw.edu. krauthammer.avemarialaw.edu

4 “From the Heart” Teen Fashion Show at the Barron Collier High School auditorium to benefit the K Is for Kids Foundation. 6 p.m. silent auction and reception, 6:45 doors open, 7 p.m. show. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per student, free for children under 5. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Karen Clawson, (239) 596-5437, karen@kisforkids.org. kisforkids.org/events.

4 Gourmet Vintner Dinner (formerly the Block Party) at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 6 p.m. Tickets: $375. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Natasha Alveshire, (239) 261-6600, ext. 150, blockparty@neighborhoodhealthclinic.org. neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/block-party

4 House & Garden Tour at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. Tickets: $125 per person, $225 patron; includes admission to Naples Botanical Garden. Contact: Sharon Hildebrandt, sah51547@gmail.com. naplesgardenclub.org

4 Imagination Ball at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa to benefit the American Cancer Society—Marco Island Unit. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Sue Olszak, (239) 642-8800. acsimaginationball.com

4 Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 8 a.m. Tickets: $30. Contact: Alicia Miller, (239) 337-0433.

4-5 ArtFest Fort Myers on Edwards Drive, downtown Fort Myers, to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jeanne Seehaver, (239) 768-3602, info@artfestfortmyers.com. artfestfortmyers.com

4-5 Classical Gems at Naples High School to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m., 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: Anne Wilson, (908) 415-1655, NOC.inquiry@gmail.com. naplesorchestraandchorus.org

6 Amernet String Quartet at Rose History Auditorium, Marco Island, to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $49. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Nancy Kerns, (239) 434-8505, info@classicchamberconcerts.org. classicchamberconcerts.org

7 The Chubb Classic—Pro/Am at TwinEagles Golf & Country Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $2,500 per player. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, darlandnfl@aol.com. thefirstteenaplescollier

7 Founders Day Luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Christ Child Society Naples. 11:15 a.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Ellen Ryan, (239) 254-0693, ryanfarms2@aol.com.

9 Feathers & Friends Gala at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Audubon of the Western Everglades. 6 p.m. Tickets: $135. Dress code: business. Contact: Lori Beall, (239) 643-7822, audubonwe@live.com. audubonwe.org

10 Evening of Vision on-site to benefit the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/Ophthalmology Research Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Amy Lane, (239) 659-3986.

10-12 Everglades Seafood Festival in Everglades City to benefit the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Carol Foss, (239) 695-2277, evgbet2011@aol.com. evergladesseafoodfestival.org

11 6 Millionth Diaper Celebration to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. Contact: Jean Ann Lynch, (617) 510-4468, dandja@hotmail.com. babybasicscollier.org

11 Annual Benefit: Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway on-site to benefit BIG Arts (Barrier Island Group for the Arts). 8 p.m. Tickets: $125-500. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Laura Richardson, lrichardson@bigarts.org.

11 AsiaFest Naples at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the Naples Asian Professionals Association. 10 a.m. Tickets: $5 donation. Dress code: comfort-casual. Contact: Pearl Cruz, (239) 595-8534. facebook.com/asiafestnaples

11 For the Love of Art annual event on-site to benefit the Naples Art Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $450 per couple. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Laurel Meny, laurel@imacreative.com. naplesart.org

11 Mad Hatter's Tea Party & Purse Bingo on-site to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. 1 p.m. Tickets: $35 per person, $250 per table of eight. Dress code: your best hat. Contact: Kim Rose, dkcrose@hotmail.com.

11 A Night at the Museum, Pirate Ball on-site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: pirate theme or resort wear. Contact: Liz Cashman, (239) 260-1604, lcashman@cmon.org. cmon.org

11 Power of Community Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Jewish Federation of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Julie Hartline, (239) 263-4205, jhartline@jewishnaples.org. jewishnaples.org

11 STEMtastic Day of Discovery in downtown Fort Myers to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: info@edisonfestival.org. edisonfestival.org

12 Celebration Gala at the Marco Island Historical Museum to benefit The Marco Island Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $185. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Susan Pernini, (239) 389-6447. themihs.org

12 Junior Parade & Events in downtown Fort Myers to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. edisonfestival.org

13 Second Annual In the Know, By & For Women at the Telford Center, NCH Baker Hospital Downtown, to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 9 a.m. Contact: Susan Morley, (239) 262-6331. gfwcnapleswomansclub.org

14 Dance for Stroke to benefit the Stroke Recovery Foundation. strokevictor.com

16 Annual Golf Outing and Dinner at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit the Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation. 8 a.m. Tickets: $250 for golf and dinner. Dress code: golf-casual. Contact: (239) 498-0253. shadowwoodcharitablefoundation.org

16 Ave Maria University Sixth Annual Scholarship Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Ave Maria University. 5 p.m. Tickets: $350; sponsorships available. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: brian.couch@avemaria.edu.

16 Fun Time Gala: Step to the Plate for Fun Time at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: baseball theme, casual. Contact: (239) 261-8284, moreinfo@funtimeacademy.org.

17 Celebration of Reading at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250; sponsorships begin at $5,000. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Angela Bell, (239) 277-6295, angela@gsma.pro. barbarabush.org

17 Wine, Women & Shoes at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). 11 a.m. Tickets: $195. Dress code: business-chic. Contact: Jodi Bisogno, (239) 643-4673, jodi@cancernaples.com.

18 12th Annual Sneaker Ball at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: casual; tennis shoes required. Contact: Kim McDonnell, (239)-571-9019. greaternaplesymca.org

18 Arts for Freedom to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 415-2635, info@humantraffickingawareness.org. humantraffickingawareness.org

18 Bets & Broadway on-site to benefit the Naples Performing Arts Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $85 before Jan. 18, $100 after. Dress code: Great Gatsby attire. Contact: Lori Oliver, (239) 597-6722, info@naplesperformingartscenter.com. naplesperformingartscenter.com

18 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction at Riverside Park to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance online, $20 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: Brenda Brooks, (239) 657-2253, crewtrust@crewtrust.org. crewtrust.org/crew-concert-eco-auction-2017

18 Grand Parade of Light in downtown Fort Myers to benefit the Edison Festival of Light. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-2999, info@edisonfestival.org. edisonfestival.org.

18 Members' Recital—A Classics Celebration at First United Methodist Church, Naples, to benefit Naples Music Club. 4 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Linda Noel, (239) 384-9205, windynoel@gmail.com. naplesmusicclub.org

18 Ninth Annual Benefit Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Dort Bear, (239) 948-4146, dort@newhorizonsofswfl.org. newhorizonsofswfl.org/luncheon

18-19 'Stage This!' 10-Minute Play Competition at the Center Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, bridges@artsbonita.org. artcenterbonita.org

19 "From Jazz to Broadway" Concert at Covenant Church of Naples to benefit LACES of LOVE. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50 per general ticket, $150 per premium ticket. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Warren, (239) 293-1215. lacesoflove.org

19 Lexington Country Club Golf Classic at Lexington Country Club to benefit Barbara’s Friends. 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotguns. Tickets: $50 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact: Al Kinkle, (239) 437-0404, akinkle@lexingtoncountryclub.com.

19-20 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Designer Boutique at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Utz, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org

20 Hollywood Extravaganza at Paragon Pavilion to benefit the Latchkey League. Tickets: $90. Contact: Wendy Schaedel, (239) 263-2406.

20-21 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 11 a.m. Tickets: $350 per person, $1,500 per patron. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Utz, (239) 775-3862. naplesshelter.org

23 Havana Nights Dance at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Opera Naples. 6 p.m. Contact: info@operanaples.org.

23 Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design Patron Party at a private residence in Naples to benefit The League Club. 5 p.m. Tickets: $300; available for purchase only to Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design luncheon attendees. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Charlene Barnette, (239) 353-3100. leagueclub.org

23 Pacesetter Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: by invitation only. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jennifer Pash, (239) 775-0036, jpash@habitatcollier.org. habitatcollier.org

23 Third Street South Third on Canvas Art Auction at a private Naples club to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kathy Gumph, (239)-775-1660, kathy@pawsassistancedogs.com. thirdstreetsouth.com/Third-Events.html

24 BROADWAY'S NEXT H!T MUSICAL at the Center Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-45. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, cfabs@artsbonita.org. artcenterbonita.org

24 Lauren Bush Lauren: Charity by Design at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The League Club. 11 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Charlene Barnette, (239) 353-3100. leagueclub.org

24 ZOObilee Feast with the Beasts on-site to benefit the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. Dress code: casual, zoo-chic, animal prints and patterns encouraged. Contact: Marci Seamples, (239) 262-5409, ext. 144, marci@napleszoo.org. napleszoo.org

24-25 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. Friday: private Chef Vintner Dinners. Saturday: Grand Tasting & Live Auction at noon at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club. Tickets: $750 for Saturday only; $1,500 for Friday and Saturday. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Melissa Cofta, (239) 433-4260, info@swflwinefest.org. swflwinefest.org

24-25 Sing Out! Southwest Florida Choral Festival & Concert at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Colonial & Plantation to benefit the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. Contact: Linda R. Tripp, (239) 560-5695, symphonicchorale@yahoo.com. symphonicchorale.org

25 AMIkids Annual Dinner & Auction at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club to benefit AMIkids Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: country club-casual. Contact: John Ingraham, (239) 560-6344, jdingraham@comcast.net. amikids.org

25 Bizarre Bazaar on-site to benefit the Montessori Academy of Naples. 8 a.m. Contact: Heather Land, (239) 597-2255, heatherl@naplesmontessori.org.

25 Heart and Sole Walk at Centennial Bank to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tricia or Sarah, (239) 417-3465, walk@pasfi.org. pasfi.org

25 Light the Night Walk at Centennial Park to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 5 p.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emma Thornton, (813) 261-3147, emma.thornton@lls.org. lightthenight.org/sun

25 NAMI Walk 2017 at Cambier Park, Naples to benefit NAMI of Collier County. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jacquelyn Metcalf, (239) 260-7300, jacquelyn@namicollier.org. namicollier.org/walks

25 Over the Edge at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: participants raise pledges. Dress code: casual. Contact: Angela Fisher, (239) 225-2590, afisher@jaswfl.org. jaswfl.org/over-the-edge

25 Walk For Wishes® at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $25.00. Dress code: athletic. Contact: Taylor Marini, (239) 992-9474, tmarini@sflawish.org. walkforwishessfla.net

26 2017 Annual Gala at Marco Island Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Hyla Crane, (239) 394-4221, hyla@marcoislandart.org. marcoislandart.org/gala2017

26 Singing for Scholarships at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 455-2582. voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

26 Woofstock at Mercato to benefit Humane Society Naples. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. Contact: JoAnn Lawrence, (239) 438-4616, events@hsnaples.org. hsnaples.org/events

27 Imagine Solutions Conference 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Searching for Solutions Institute. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $650. Contact: Randall Antik, (214) 215-6000. imaginesolutionsconference.com

28 The Little Black Dress Garden Party on-site to benefit The Garden of Hope & Courage. Dress code: little black dress. Contact: Laurie Emfield, laurieemfield@gmail.com.

Also in February:

Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Event Series at Forest Country Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Tickets: $50 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 343-6076, bostongolf@leememorial.org. leememorial.org/go/redsox

Bucket List Bash at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the American Cancer Society, Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Mackenzie Sivret, (239) 261-0337, ext. 3858, mackenzie.sivret@cancer.org. acsbucketlistbash.com

Give Your Heart to Breast Cancer Luncheon at Legends Golf & Country Club to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Janet Darnell, janetdarnellpfbcc@yahoo.com. pfbcc.org

“Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon to benefit Barbara’s Friends. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Sally Wilson, (239) 343-6057, sally.wilson@leememorial.org. leememorial.org/go/radiothon

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at Fiddlesticks Country Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Tickets: $65 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nicki McTeague, (239) 343-6106, nicole.mcteague@leememorial.org. leememorial.org/go/twins

Walk of Remembrance at North Collier Regional Park to benefit The Compassionate Friends of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: exercise clothing. Contact: Chrissy Hutchison, (239) 690-7801. tcfswfl.org

 

March 2017

1-4/2 My Fair Lady at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit The Naples Players. 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: (239) 263-7990. naplesplayers.org

2 Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss' Birthday at a private residence to benefit Books for Collier Kids. Tickets: $500 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nora Kolmer, (239) 598-9598. booksforcollierkids.org

2 Magic Under the Mangroves on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $750 per person, $3,500-50,000 per patron package. Dress code: eco-chic. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 403-4218, nikkied@conservancy.org. conservancy.org/magic

2 Viennese Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Opera Naples. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: info@operanaples.org.

3 Believing in Girls at the Naples Grande Beach Resort sponsored by the Elizabeth K. Galeana Charitable Foundation Inc. to benefit PACE Center for Girls Collier. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $33. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marianne Kearns, (239) 842-5406.

3 Diversity Festival at Hodges University, Naples campus, to benefit Hodges University. 3 p.m. Contact: Gail Williams, (239) 598-6135. hodges.edu

3 A Knight to Remember at La Playa to benefit The Village School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Jennifer Ferris, jennifer_dye@msn.com.

3 PIZZAZZ Fashion Show at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Latchkey League. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $130. Cotnact: Wendy Schaedel, (239) 26302406. latchkeyleague.org

4 The Baker Museum Gala on-site to benefit Artis—Naples. 7 p.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: semi-formal, black-tie. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 254-2719, jfernandez@artisnaples.org. artisnaples.org

4 The Butterfly Ball at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Avow Hospice. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Rachael Tenz, (239)649-3697, rtenz@avowcares.org. avowcares.org/butterflyball

4 Hats for Cats at a private club in Port Royal to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance. Noon. Tickets: $95. Dress code: resort sportswear; no denim. Contact: Pam, (239) 370-2437. naplescatalliance.org

4 Hollywood Swing Through Time Benefit Event at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Karen Govern, (239) 594-9007, karen@fddswfl.org. fddswfl.org

4 Into the Blue at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit JDRF. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Susan Gurevich, (239) 571-0028. jdrf.org

4 A Journey Through Italy at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Royal Palm Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Lynn Girouard, (239) 594-9888, lgirouard@royalpalmacademy.com. royalpalmacademy.com

4 Race for the Cure at Coconut Point Mall to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: $35 per adult walk, $45 per adult run, $15 per child walk/run. Dress code: athletic wear. Contact: Charlie Myrick, (239) 498-0016, charlie@komenswfl.org. southwestflorida.info-komen.org/race

5 Bimah to Broadway—Encore!! on-site to benefit Temple Shalom. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Jack Wiadro, (239) 269-6200, jwiadro@icloud.com. naplestemple.org

5 Naples Bike Brunch & Family Festival at Lowdermilk Park to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition (NPC). 7 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: casual. Contact: Beth Brainard, (239) 777-7718, bethbrainard@naplespathways.org. naplespathways.org/events

5 Taste of Love at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit Special Equestrians. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual-dressy. Contact: Jan Fifer, jtfifer@gmail.com. specialequestrians.net

5 A Vintage Affair: Bourbon & Blues at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: diane@mscenterswfl.org. blues.mscenterswfl.org

5-6 Artists' Studio Tour in Naples to benefit Artis—Naples. 11 a.m. Tickets: $55, $70. Dress code: casual. Contact: Patron Services, (239) 597-1900. artisnaples.org

6 14th Annual Young Artists Awards Gala at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit the Young Artists Awards. 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show. Tickets: $55. Dress code: Semi-formal. Contact: Katherine Boren (239) 574-9321, info@youngartistsawards.org. youngartistsawards.org

6 Lipman Golf Classic in Naples to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $225. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Angie Alfaro, (239) 658-3560, angiea@rcma.org. rcma.org

6 The Manhattan Piano Trio at Rose History Auditorium, Marco Island, to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. Tickets: $49. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Nancy Kerns, (239) 434-8505, info@classicchamberconcerts.org. classicchamberconcerts.org

7 Fifth Annual Youth of the Year Celebration at Artis—Naples to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Alisa Marie Coccari, (239) 325-1757.

7 Kids' Minds Matter at Shangri-La Springs to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500 and up. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Ali Levine, (239) 343-6067, ali.levine@leememorial.org. leememorial.org/go/kidsmindsmatter

7 Spectrum Concert—Florida Debut of Composer Alexander Goldstein's Trio on the Roof at the Wang Opera Center to benefit the CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 per standard ticket, $40 per VIP ticket including meet-the-artists reception. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Nikki Clark, (239) 775-2800, info@capacenter.org. capacenter.org

8 The Annual Churchill Dinner at a local country club to benefit The English-Speaking Union. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Karen Lannan, (239) 774-5586, klannan@comcast.net. esuus.org/naples

9 Annual Life Saver Event with Eric Metaxas, New York Times Bestselling Author at the Hilton Naples to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Domenick Micillo, (239) 262-6381. community4life.com

9 Community Awareness Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Drug Free Collier. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Carly Gibb, carlyg@drugfreecollier.org. drugfreecollier.org

9 Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Stefanie Ink-Edwards, (239) 461-2802, stefanie@communitycooperative.com. communitycooperative.com/events

9-11 Shell Show at the United Church of Marco to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $2 donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: (618) 925-0745. marcoshellclub.com

9-12 Fort Myers Film Festival on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. All day and evening. Tickets: varies. Dress code: casual. Contact: Eric Raddatz, (239) 333-1933. fortmyersfilmfestival.com

11 Bonita Springs Gala on-site to benefit the Bonita Springs YMCA. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: formal or business-casual. Contact: (239)221-7560. bonitaspringsymca.org

11 Donor Appreciation Party to benefit TheatreZone. 4 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mark Danni, (239) 249-2090. theatrezone-florida.com

11 Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Brenda Anderson, (239) 455-2655, banderson@catholiccharitiescc.org. catholiccharitiesdov.org

11 Leukemia Cup Small Boat Regatta at Isles Yacht Club to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contact: Brandy Kovarsky, (813) 261-3166, brandy.kovarsky@lls.org. leukemiacup.org/sun

11 Stepping Out for Scholarships at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Hodges University. 6 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153. hodges.edu

11 Third Annual Kind Mariners Ball—An Evening on the Emerald Isle at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: yacht club attire. Contact: Mike Donahue, (630) 251-3200, donahue777@aol.com. kindmarinersball.com

11-12 Pan-Florida Challenge at Talis Park, Naples, to benefit Pan Florida Challenge. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: cyclist jersey and shorts. Contact: Maura Plante, (561) 400-2712. panfloridachallenge.or

12 Sixth Annual Vagina Monologues at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Project HELP. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Eileen Wesley, (239) 649-1404. projecthelpnaples.org

13 Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway, the Seventh Annual Gulfshore Playhouse Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500 per general admission, $1,000 per VIP. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Lana Aylwin, (239) 261-7529, laylwin@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. gulfshoreplayhouse.org/gala

14 Ninth Annual Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 1 p.m. Tickets: $60 per person, $500 per table of eight. Dress code: best tea dress and hat. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 425-2366, ext. 2315, allyson.ross@pacecenter.org. pacecenter.org/lee

17-18 Annual Show at North Naples Methodist Church to benefit Paradise Coastmen. 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact: Bob Slade, (239) 213-0134, bobslade@comcast.net. paradisecoastmen.org

18 Annual Gala on-site to benefit the SWFL-PACLC. 6 p.m. Tickets: $45. Dress code: Semi-formal. Contact: Shana Overhulser, (239) 240-8100, shana@swflpac.com. swflpac.com

18 The Batfish Bash at Rookery Bay Reserve to benefit The Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: casual. Contact: Laura Foht, (239) 530-5972, friends@rookerybay.org. rookerybay.org

18 Beach Ball at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 5 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bryan Lee, blee@caccollier.org. caccollier.org/beach-ball.html

18 Celebrate Seacrest to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. 7 p.m. Tickets: $225. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Cindy Weir, (239) 793-1986, cweir@seacrest.org. seacrest.org/celebrateseacrest

18 Colors of Hope at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Tumaini Fund USA. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Mike Moore, (239) 216-1816.

18 ECHO's Global Food and Farm Festival at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: $7. Dress code: casual. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, dflood@echonet.org. echonet.org/food-and-farm-festival

18 Naples City Limits at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 7 p.m. Tickets: $27.50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bryan Lee, blee@caccollier.org. caccollier.org/ncl.html

18 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Office. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie/ Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911, katie.southard@heart.org. swflheartball.ahaevents.org

18-19 Leukemia Cup Big Boat Regatta, BBQ Bash & Silent Auction at Isles Yacht Club to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contact: Brandy Kovarsky, (813) 261-3166, brandy.kovarsky@lls.org. leukemiacup.org/sun

18-19 Spring's New Beginnings at Naples High School to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m., 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: Anne Wilson, (908) 415-1655, noc.inquiry@gmail.com. naplesorchestraandchorus.org

21 Ladies Luncheon at Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club to benefit the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center. Noon. Tickets: $50. Dress code: country club-casual. Contact: Tina Parsons, (239) 481-2100, executivedirector@gladkids.net. gladkids.net

21 Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 432-2223, info@candlelightersswfl.org. candlelightersswfl.org

22 Marco Y Mutts and Martinis at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 5 p.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual or doggie attire. Contact: Donna Johnston, (239) 394-9622, ext. 115, grants@marcoy.org. greatermarcoy.org

22 Triumph 2017 to benefit The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Amy Snyder, (239) 263-9200, amy@holocaustmuseumswfl.org. holocaustmuseumswfl.org

24-25 Naples Flower Show—"Cinderella” at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. Tickets: free with Naples Botanical Garden admission; free to Naples Botanical Garden and Naples Garden Club members. Contact: Renee Lewis, cressex@aol.com. naplesgardenclub.org

24-25 Pedal & Play at Laishley Park Pavilions to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Contact: Brandy Kovarsky, (813) 261-3166, brandy.kovarsky@lls.org. pedalandplayinparadise.com

24-26 Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival at Veterans Park to benefit the Kiwanis Foundation. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10. Contact: Stan Niemczyk, (239) 404-6055. marcoislandseafoodandmusicfestival.com

25 Annual Gala and Auction on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Gina Lombardo, (239) 274-6730, gina.lombardo@bvhs.org. bvhs.org

25 Boots & Boogie Bash at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: Boots & Boogie-casual. Contact: Gisela Estrada, (239) 262-1808, gisela@friendsoffosterchildren.net. friendsoffosterchildren.net

25 Brain Fair 2017 at Collier County South Regional Library to benefit Miracles Among Us. 2 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Suzan Berg, (239) 529-5284, suzanberg@miraclesamongus.org. miraclesamongus.org

25 The Butterfly Release at Cambier Park to benefit Avow Hospice. 10 a.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Rachael Tenz, (239)649-3697, rtenz@avowcares.org. avowcares.org/butterflyrelease

25 Founder's Birthday Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Ave Maria School of Law. 6 p.m. Tickets: $375. Contact: Christina Newman, (239) 687-5405, cnewman@avemarialaw.edu. tomsbirthday.avemarialaw.edu

25 Giver Challenge at the Hilton Naples to benefit Charity for Change. 6 p.m. Dress code: jungle safari attire encouraged. Contact: Myra Williams, (239) 592-6787, myrawilliams@charityforchange.org. charityforchange.org

26 Celebrity Martini Glass Auction at Artis—Naples to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5 p.m. Tickets: by invitation only. Dress code: cocktail chic. Contact: Kathy Gumph, (239) 775-1660, info@naplescmga.com. naplescmga.com

27 Friends of Hope Spring Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa at Coconut Point to benefit Hope HealthCare Services. 11 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business or ladies’ tea. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 482-4673, heather.chester@hopehcs.org. hopehcs.org

30 Art Walks the Runway Fashion Weekend on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: varies. Dress code: dress to impress. Contact: Melissa Tschari DeHaven, (239) 333-1933. sbdac.com

30 Benefit Dinner at McGregor Baptist Church Fellowship Hall to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $70 per person, $400 per table of eight. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Melanie Musick, (239) 424-7238, melaniemusick@lifelinefamily.org. lifelinefamilycenter.org/benefit-dinner

30 First 4 Life at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center of Southwest Florida. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Deirdre Lapp, (239) 513-9775, dlapp@prcnaples.org. supportprc.org

31 Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Champions for Learning. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-formal. Contact: Jason Kurek, (239) 643-4755, jkurek@championsforlearning.org. championsforlearning.org

31 Women of Initiative Awards Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. $185 per person, $300 per patron, $1,750 per table host, $2,500 per patron table. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 307-4526, ckreisman@cfcollier.org. cfcollier.org

Also in March:

Annual Charity Golf Event and Auction at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the Special Needs Children’s Fund. Contact: Mark Schlehr, (239) 216-2871.

Benefit Fashion Show, Luncheon & Silent Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Dolores Sire Sullivan, (239) 682-0496.

Face Awards presented by Gulfshore Business and D'Latinos magazines at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. 6 p.m. Dress code: formal attire. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, events@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorebusiness.com

Madisen’s Match at The Landings Golf, Yacht and Tennis Club to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. Tickets: $25 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Duane Chaney, (239) 292-0322, duanechaney@comcast.net. madisensmatch.com

Mini Masters Mini Golf Tournament hosted by Young Professionals of Naples and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Collier County. Contact: Corey Walker, (850) 454-8951, vp@ypnaples.com. ypnaples.com

Second Annual Forget-Me-Not Fashion Show to benefit the Care Club of Collier County. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kenn Voegele, (239) 353-1994. colliercareclub.org

Sound Minds Wine Dinner, Symposium and Reception to benefit the David Lawrence Center. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Jennifer Denike, (239) 304-3505, jenniferde@dlcmhc.com. davidlawrencecenter.org

Winter Fundraising Event on-site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. laboratorytheaterflorida.com

 

April 2017

1 Extravaganza 2017 to benefit Canterbury School. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Lou Ann Ozboyaci, (239) 481-4323, lozboyaci@canterburyfortmyers.org. canterburyfortmyers.org

1 Foolin' Around in the Garden on-site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $550 per individual, $750 per patron, $5,500, $7,500 or $10,000 per table host. Dress code: colorful cocktail attire. Contact: Annemarie Zoller, (239) 325-1931. naplesgarden.org/calendar/april-fooling-in-the-garden

1 Red Wagon Gala at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Christ Child Society Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Kathy Clark, (239) 596-4555, kclark@yahoo.com.

1 Relay for Life at Veterans Park to benefit the American Cancer Society—Marco Island Unit. Noon. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Sue Olszak, (239) 642-8800. relayforlife.org/marcoislandfl

1 Season 19 Gala—On Stage with Florida Rep at The Marina at Edison Ford to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Renee Pesci (239) 332-4665, ext. 2016, rpesci@floridarep.org. floridarep.org

1 Southern Comfort on Sanibel at the Sanibel Community House to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. Dress code: casual. crowclinic.org

1 Venetian Charity Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Charles Anderson, (239) 334-4007, canderson@ccslee.org. catholiccharitiesdov.org

2 Charity Golf Tournament at Quarry Golf Club to benefit the Naples Lions Club. 8 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Howard Freedman, (239) 352 7950, freedmanh@comcast.net. napleslionsclub.com

4 American Red Cross of South Florida 100-year Centennial Celebration at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit the American Red Cross. 8:30 a.m. Dress code: red tie/red dress. Contact: Emily Borababy, (239) 785-3664, emily.borababy@redcross.org.

4 Celebration Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Megan Becker, (239) 657-7124. guadalupecenter.org

4 Sip & Putt Golf Event at Pelican Marsh Golf Club to benefit Angels Undercover of Collier County. 4 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jackie Bennett, (239) 596-0690, bjackie247@aol.com. angels-undercover.org

6 Chefs Cooking for Kids at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 6 p.m. Dress code: business-elegant. Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 288-4224, amclaughlin@bbbssun.org. bbbssun.org/events

6 Goddess Night on-site to benefit the Naples Art Association. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $130. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, (239) 262.6517, aimee.schlehr@naplesart.org. naplesart.or

6 Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon featuring Star Jones at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association—Southwest Florida Office. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: red attire, business. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911, katie.southard@heart.org. swflgored.ahaevents.org

7 11th Annual Golf Classic & Celebration at The Strand Golf & Country Club to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Foundation. 11 a.m. Tickets: $300 per golfer. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Sarah Hawes, shawes@healthcareswfl.org. healthcareswfl.org/how-to-help

7 Tee It Up "FORE" Kids at Shell Point Golf Club to benefit the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Tina Parsons, (239) 481-2100, executivedirector@gladkids.net. gladkids.net

8 Bay Days Cleanup (Great American Cleanup) in Collier County to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jim Zimmerman, (239) 580-8319. keepcollierbeautiful.com

8 Dining in the Dark at Mike Greenwell's 31 Produce to benefit Lighthouse of SWFL. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Linn Higgins, (239) 997-7797, lhiggins@lighthouseswfl.org. lighthouseswfl.or

8 Golden Apple Teacher Banquet to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: black-tie preferred. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433. leeschoolfoundation.org

8 The President's Celebration 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750 per person, $5,000-50,000 per patron level. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Bill Rice, (239) 590-1077, brice@fgcu.edu. fgcu.edu/foundation

9 BBQ, Bands & Brew at Alliance for the Arts to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, free for children under 12. Dress code: casual. Contact: Christi Pritchett Sarlo, (239) 938-0056, christi@bia.net. bbqbandsandbrew.com

9 SanCap Cares at The Sanctuary to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: island-cocktail. Contact: Ali Levine, (239) 343-6067, sanibelcaptivacares@gmail.com. sancapcares.org

15 American Virtuosi Gala Dinner on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person, $900 per table of eight. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jim Griffith, (239) 333-1933, jim@sbdac.com. sbdac.com/event/galadinner

20 Wines Around the World at Shula's Steak House to benefit the Ricky King Children’s Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Jennifer Weidenbruch, (239) 449-0209, jennifer@rickykingfund.org. rickykingfund.org

22 Earth Day—Cultivating Immokalee at Pepper Ranch to benefit the One by One Leadership Foundation. 10 a.m. Tickets: free to the community and preregistered guests. Dress code: casual. Contact: John Lawson, lawsonjohn.1by1leaders@gmail.com.

22 Earth Day Festival on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child age 3-12. Dress code: outdoor active. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, (239) 430-4266, nikkied@conservancy.org. conservancy.org/earthday

22 March for Babies at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda, to benefit March for Babies. 9 am. Contact: Elizabeth Espoisto, (239) 271-2563, eesposito@marchofdimes.org. marchforbabies.org

22 A Swing of Grace at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. Contact: Barbara Evans, (239) 234-2403, barbara@graceplacenaples.org.

23 Taste of Marco at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 11 a.m. Tickets: $5 admission. Dress code: casual. Contact: Fritzi Holmes, (239) 394-0974, fritziholmes@gmail.com. greatermarcoy.org

23 Your Spirit Soars Concerts at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Colonial & Plantation to benefit the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. Tickets: $10-35. Contact: Joanne Paulino, (239) 560-5695, altojoanne@gmail.com. symphonicchorale.org

25 From Shanghai to Naples: A Journey in Chinese Art by Deena Gu at the Naples Art Association to benefit The StayInMay Festival (formerly the ArtsNaples World Festival). 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Claudia Polzin, (239) 390-2788, info@stayinmay.com. stayinmay.com

28 Fourth Annual Estate Planning Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Ave Maria School of Law. Contact: Christina Newman, (239) 687-5405, cnewman@avemarialaw.edu.

29 12th Annual Golf Classic at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Royal Palm Academy. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Lynn Girouard, (239) 594-9888, lgirouard@royalpalmacademy.com.

29 Annual Benefit Dinner at Pelican Sound Golf and River Club to benefit Interfaith Charities of South Lee. 6 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bonnie Olson, bolson23187@gmail.com. icslee.org

29 Chocolate, Champagne & Chefs at the Hilton Naples to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Lois Ferguson, (239) 331-7133. lferguson@bbbssun.org. bbbssun.org

29 March for Babies at Centennial Park to benefit March for Babies. 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Contact: Elizabeth Espoisto, (239) 271-2563, eesposito@marchofdimes.org. marchforbabies.org

29-5/13 Women Build in Lee County to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual; work clothes. Contact: Elisha Baird, (239) 652-1673, elishab@habitat4humanity.org. habitat4humanity.org

30 Taste of Collier at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt to benefit Taste of Collier. 11 a.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nicholas Jankowski, (239) 300-4880, nicholas@mcquaidco.com. tasteofcollier.com

Also in April:

Annual Fundraiser on-site to benefit Valerie’s House. Contact: Angela Melvin, (239) 478-6734, angela@valerieshouseswfl.org. valerieshouseswfl.org

Augusta on the Gulf to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Contact: Cindy, (239) 417-3465, pasfi@aol.com.

Blues by the Bay at a private home on Sanibel to benefit The Heights Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person; VIP upgrades available. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Karen Lesza. (239) 482-7706, karen@heightsfoundation.org.

A Fashion Night in Black & White at the Hilton Naples to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. Dress code: black or white cocktail attire. Contact: Susanne DeCarle, (239) 689-4992, susanne@dfsswflorida.org. dfsswflorida.org

The Fast and The Furriest 5K and 1-Mile Walk at Hammond Stadium to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $15-40. Dress code: casual. Contact: Paul Howell, (239) 332-0364, ext. 321, events@gulfcoasthumanesociety.org. gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/the-fast--the-furriest.html

Southwest Florida Epilepsy Awareness Walk at Lakes Regional Park to benefit the Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Dress code: walking clothes. Contact: Kevin Lindberg, (941) 953-5988, klindberg@esswfl.org. epilepsy-services.org

Swing into Spring Golf Tournament at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $300 per golfer (includes lunch, golf and dinner), $80 per dinner guest. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Annemarie Zoller, (239) 325-1931. naplesgarden.org/calendar/swing-into-spring

The White Party presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: white attire. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, rsvp@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorelife.com

Wine Tasting Event at Paradise Wine to benefit Adonis Autism. $30-50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Debby Kays, debby.adonisautism@gmail.com. adonisautism.org

YogaCAN at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN). 9 a.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: yoga attire. Contact: Jodi Bisogno, (239) 643-4673, jodi@cancernaples.org.

Youth Haven's Annual Golf Tournament at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Youth Haven. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Cotrenia Hood, (239) 687-5156, info@youthhavenswfl.org. youthhavenswfl.org

 

May 2017

1 Guadalupe Center Golf Classic at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 12:30 p.m. registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start. Tickets: $500. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Megan Becker, (239) 657-7124. guadalupecenter.org

2 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets: $250 per person, $2,000 per table. Dress code: cocktail attire/nice business. Contact: Angela Fisher, (239) 225-2590, afisher@jaswfl.org. jaswfl.org/business-hall-of-fame-lee-county

5 Big Impressions by Little Artists at the Hilton Naples to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tiffany Cawley, (239) 643-3908, tiffanyc@collierchildcare.org. collierchildcare.or

5 BigBand at the Library at the Collier County Public Library, South Regional Branch, to benefit The StayInMay Festival (formerly the ArtsNaples World Festival). 6 p.m. Tickets: $37. Dress code: casual. Contact: Claudia Polzin, (239) 390-2788, info@stayinmay.com. stayinmay.com

5 Rising Stars Concert—The Philharmonic Youth Chorus at the Wang Opera Center to benefit the CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 per standard ticket, $40 per VIP ticket (includes meet-the-artist reception). Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Nikki Clark, (239) 775-2800, info@capacenter.org. capacenter.org

6 Derby Dash to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, development@naplesjuniors.com.

6 Pars for Paws Golf Tournament at Vanderbilt Country Club to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: Golf attire. Contact: Sondra Rice, (239) 961-1015.

6 Savor the Flavor on-site to benefit Community School of Naples. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jane Badger, Associate Director of Advancement, (239) 597-7575, jbadger@communityschoolnaples.org. communityschoolnaples.org

7 10th Annual PFLAG Interfaith Convocation at Temple Shalom to benefit PFLAG Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: David Goldstein, (239) 963-4670, info@pflagnaples.org. pflagnaples.org

9 Choral Masterpieces with Grammy-Nominated Seraphic Fire at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church to benefit The StayInMay Festival (formerly the ArtsNaples World Festival). 7 p.m. Tickets: $39. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Claudia Polzin, (239) 390-2788, info@stayinmay.com. stayinmay.com

10 14th Scholarship Spring Golf Classic at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Hodges University. 11:30 a.m. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153. hodges.edu

13 Fundraising Concert at Unity Church of Naples to benefit the Music for Minors Foundation. 2 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Don Rhynard, (239)273-2250, info@music4minors.org. music4minors.org

13 National Letter Carriers Food Drive at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Family Assistance Center to benefit the Collier Harvest Foundation. collierharvest.org

13 Spring Performance to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. 4 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 590-6191, gulfshoreballet@gmail.com. gsballet.org

14 Mother's Day Brunch at Sugden Plaza, Fifth Avenue South, to benefit YoungLife New Collier. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 per adult, $10 per child. Contact: Lori Fowler, mothersdaybrunch.org

20 Boots & Bling at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: country Western. Contact: Theresa Herrera, (239) 425-6920, theresa@healthystartbaby.org. healthystartbaby.org

Also in May:

Goodwill Breakthrough Awards to benefit Goodwill Industries of SW FL. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Susan Hegarty, (239) 995-2106, ext. 2213, susanhegarty@goodwillswfl.org.

Eigth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit New Horizons of SW FL. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Dort Bear, (239) 948-4146, dort@newhorizonsofswfl.com. newhorizonsofswfl.org/golf-tournament

Goodwill Golf Classic at Coral Oaks Golf Club to benefit Goodwill Industries of SW FL. 8 a.m. Tickets: $60 per players. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: Susan Hegarty, (239) 995-2106, ext. 2213, susanhegarty@goodwillswfl.org.

Inter-Club Challenge to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,250. Dress code: golf attire. Contact: (239) 430-9122, info@immokaleefoundation.org. immokaleefoundation.org

Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Gulfshore Business magazine. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, rsvp@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorebusiness.com

Literacy Luncheon to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Chris Nind, (239) 262-4448. collierliteracy.org

State of Our Schools—Partners in Education Breakfast at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 7 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business, business-casual. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433.

Student Calendar Art Contest award ceremony at The von Liebig Art Center to benefit Keep Collier Beautiful. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jim Zimmerman, (239) 580-8319. keepcollierbeautiful.com. Entries begin in March.

Winged Foot Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. Tickets: $275. Contact: Bud Hornbeck, (239) 262-7171, bhornbeck@lutgertinsurance.com.

 

June 2017

18 Home Buyer Expo at the Naples Area Board of Realtors to benefit HELP (Housing, Education, Lending Programs). 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Maria Gonzalez, (239) 434-2397. floridahelp.org

Also in June:

Murder Mystery Dinner at Naples Lakes Country Club to benefit Bikes for Tykes. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: theme or dinner attire. Contact: Teddy Plaisted, (239) 465-9047, teddy@bikesfortykes.org. bikesfortykes.org

Yamaha Kawasaki See-Doo Challenge to benefit Midwest Food Bank. 8 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: swim wear. Contact: Paul Csotty, (239) 690-1722, pcsotty@midwestfoodbank.org. facebook.com/rideforhunger16

 

July 2017

Annual Membership Meeting hosted by the Young Professionals of Naples. Contact: Corey Walker, (850) 454-8951, vp@ypnaples.com. ypnaples.com

Best of Business presented by Gulfshore Business magazine. Dress code: business attire. Contact: Jaimie Duthoy, (239) 449-4154, rsvp@gulfshorelife.com. gulfshorebusiness.com

Make a Difference at Paradise Wine to benefit House of Gaia Community Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: donations. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 272-6152. houseofgaia.org

 

August 2017

26 Golden Baby Shoe Awards at Shadow Wood Country Club to benefit the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Dress code: cocktail attire. Contact: Cathy Timuta, (239) 425-6920, cathy@healthystartbaby.org. goldenbabyshoe.org

26 Young Women on the Rise at Keiser University, Fort Myers campus, to benefit Our Mother’s Home of SWFL. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Stacy Lee-Williams, swilliams@ourmothershome.com. ourmothershome.com

Also in August:

Rumrunners Celebrity Chef Night at Rumrunners Waterfront Restaurant to benefit the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 343-6076, katy.martinez@leememorial.org. leememorial.org/go/rumrunners

 

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