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Southwest Florida Social Calendar 2019-2020

BY September 6, 2019

October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
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February 2020
March 2020
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May 2020

 

FALL ’19

Animal Welfare Luncheon to benefit Humane Society Naples. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Meredith McLean, (239) 438-4616, [email protected] hsnaples.org

 

SEPTEMBER ’19

7 Leg It for Literacy at Sugden Park to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: running. Chair: TJ Snopkowski. Contact: Christopher Nind, (239) 262-4448, [email protected] runsignup.com/race/fl/naples/legitforliteracy

12 Rooting for Pine Manor: A Farm-to-Table Tasting Party at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit the Pine Manor Improvement Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Holly Boldrin, (239) 887-9335. pmiafm.org

13 Party with a Purpose to benefit Youth Haven. 7 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: Caribbean-chic. Chairs: Jacqui Resop, Charlie Miller. Contact: Laura Lafakis, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org/event/5th-annual-party-with-a-purpose/

13 Senior Prom to Support the Senior Community at the Collaboratory of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to benefit the Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. Dress code: formal. Contact: Jade Bird, [email protected]

19 Bingo for Bags and Bubbles at Stonebridge Country Club to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Chair: Tammy DeCaro. Contact: Tricia, (239) 417-3465, [email protected] parkinsonassociationswfl.org/bingo-bags-baubles-2019.html

19 Recovery Month Awards Reception at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 5 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, [email protected] davidlawrencecenter.org/news-events

20 Annual Medical Service & We Care Awards, celebrating the Super Heroes of Medicine, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Lee County Medical Society. 6:30 p.m. lcmsfl.org

20 Second Annual Pickup the Ball Golf Tournament at Pelican Preserve to benefit Pickup the Ball. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $600 per foursome. Dress code: golf. Chair: Ron McEwan. Contact: Ted Sottong, [email protected]

21 International Coastal Cleanup at multiple locations throughout Lee County to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mike Thomas, (239) 334-3488, [email protected] klcb.org/coastal-cleanup.html

22 Hawaiian Party Dinner Dance at La Venezia Ballroom to benefit the Filipino American Association of SW Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: Hawaiian. Contact: Jeanne A. Isberto, (239) 772-5551, [email protected]

27 Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida Charity Golf Outing   at West Bay Golf Club to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $150 per golfer, $600 per foursome. Dress code: golf, per club rules. Chairs: Jason Cloar, Jerry Snyderman. Contact: Lisa Tortora, (239) 425-1018, [email protected] brownandbrowngolfouting.com

27 Clips for Cancer  at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 9 a.m. Tickets: donations encouraged. Dress code: casual. Chair: Armando Llechu. Contact: Sue Robbins, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/clipsforcancer

28 5K Sunset NAMIWalks at Centennial Park to benefit NAMI Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties. 5 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Vacharee Howard, (239) 337-9024, [email protected] namilee.org/namiwalks_swfl

28 Docs & Duffers Charity Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club Naples to benefit the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society. 8 a.m. Tickets: $185 per golfer, $680 per foursome. Dress code: golf. Chair: Dr. Rolando Rivera. Contact: April Donahue, (239) 435-7727, [email protected] conta.cc/2Jwyv1d

28 Mission 20 at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) to benefit Collier-Lee Honor Flight. 8 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: patriotic. Contact: Dr. Debi Lux, (239) 777-9295, [email protected] collierhonorflight.org

28 Purple Tie Ball at The Club at Pelican Preserve to benefit One Way Out Ministries. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Kimberly Holbrook, Terry Wayland. Contact: Kimberly Holbrook, (239) 603-8590, [email protected] purpletieball.com

28 Walk Like MADD & 5K at JetBlue Park at Fenway South to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. 7 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: sport. Chair: Trish Routte. Contact: Lori Burke, [email protected] walklikemadd.org/southwestfl

Also in September:

CCCR Business 100 Lunch-N-Learn to benefit Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). 11 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Laura Bidireanu, (239) 643-3908, [email protected] collierchildcare.org/lunch-n-learn

Swing into September at Audrey’s in Naples to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: fun. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, [email protected] pacecenter.org/collier

Taste of Saint Ann at the Saint Ann Jubilee Center to benefit Saint Ann School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Rick Martin. Contact: Rick Martin, (239) 262-4110, [email protected] stann.net

 


OCTOBER ’19

3  Becoming Cosmopolitan Fire & Ice at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: girls’ night out. Contact: Stefanie Edwards, (239) 461-2802, [email protected] communitycooperaitve.com/events

3  An Evening with Gulfshore Ballet and Gulfshore Opera on-site to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. 6 p.m. Contact: (239) 590-6191, [email protected] gsballet.org

3  Tide with Pride at the Crown Plaza, Bell Tower Shops, to benefit Visuality. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Christian Nunez. Contact: Arlene Goldberg, (239) 898-6124, [email protected]

5 Ride to Cure Diabetes across Florida to benefit JDRF South Gulf Coast. 7 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Ted Rudich. Contact: Ted Rudich, [email protected] ride.jdrf.org

5  Busey Bank Run for Prevention   at Centennial Park to benefit The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: athletic. Chair: Jonathan Engh. Contact: Deborah Comella, (239) 931-9317, [email protected] runsignup.com

5  Flip Flop Family Scavenger Hunt island-wide on Sanibel to benefit Sanibel Sea School. 11 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Chrissy Basturk, (239) 472-8585, [email protected]

5  Get into Gardening at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Ginni Good. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, [email protected] echonet.org/echos-nursery-bookstore

5  The Human Pink Ribbon at Miromar Outlets to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 9 a.m. Tickets: $20, $10 donation. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Ann Simon, Suzan Eisenberg, Jeanette Chelius, Kim Hobart, Jeanette Bevelacqua, Janet Darnell. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8540, [email protected] pfbcc.org

5  Low-cost Vaccine Clinic at Max Hasse Park to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 per shot. Contact: Phyllis Estes, (239) 290-6274. vsarescue.org

5  Program Meeting   at the Collier County Education Association to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, [email protected] aauwgnb.org

5  Walk for Wishes  at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $10-20. Dress code: exercise. Chair: Lori Teague. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, (239) 992-9474, [email protected]

10  28th Annual Founder’s Cup Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $550 per golfer, $2,000 and up per team. Dress code: golf. Contact: Angela Kunkle, (239) 745-4343, [email protected] fgcu.edu/advancement/specialevents/founderscup

10  Emilio Sanchez—Special Olympics Tennis Legends & Music at Naples Bath & Tennis Club (Academia Sanchez-Casal) to benefit Special Olympics Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $78.50. Dress code: Naples-casual. Chair: Eric Sanders. Contact: Eric Sanders, [email protected] specialolympicsflorida.org/collier

11 Edwin Black – Speaker: Eugenics on-site to benefitAve Maria School of Law. 12:15 p.m. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Donna Heiser, Catherine Bequette. Contact: Catherine Bequette, (239) 687-5341, [email protected]

11 The Shelter Purple Party at Bayfront Inn to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Tai Rambert. Contact: Kaydee Tuff, [email protected] naplesshelter.org/purpleparty

11  Shine: A Benefit for Hope Kids Care   at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates to benefit Hope Healthcare. 5 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: resort-casual. Chairs: Jenna Persons, Lizbeth Benacquisto. Contact: Amy Objartel, (239) 985-7726, [email protected] donate.hopehcs.org/shine

12  3K Fun Run, Walk & Roll at Cambier Park to benefit the STARability Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 per adult, $15 per child 10 and under. Dress code: sportswear. Contact: Barbara Linstrom, (239) 594-9007, [email protected] starability.org/3K

12  Lee Cattle Baron’s Ball at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit the American Cancer Society, Fort Myers. 5 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: country-chic. Chair: Samantha Kleiman. Vice chair: Mari Rubenstein. Contact: Terry Inscoe, (239) 936-2651, [email protected] acsflcsr.ejoinme.org

15  White Cane Day to benefit Lighthouse of SWFL. Contact: Amy Turner, [email protected] lighthouseswfl.org

16, 23, 30 “Movies That Matter” with Q&A Panels at Paragon Pavilion to benefit The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 per movie. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200, [email protected] holocaustmuseumswfl.org

17  Earn to Learn FL Networking Breakfast   at Talis Park Vyne House to benefit Earn to Learn FL. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business. Contact: Brenda Tate, (239) 908-0301, [email protected] bit.ly/earntolearnnetworkingbreakfast

17  On the Table at several venues across Southwest Florida to benefit the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. 8 a.m. Tickets: varies. Dress code: come as you are. Contact: Carolyn Rogers, [email protected] floridacommunity.com/on-the-table

17  Sunset Soiree at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to benefit Valerie’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $1,500 per table sponsor. Dress code: resort-casual. Honorary co-chairs: Dr. Michael and Jan Martin. Contact: Joanne Hayden, (239) 204-5804, [email protected] valerieshouseswfl.org

18  Dream Big: Great Futures Start Here Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Anna Eaves, (239) 325-1765, [email protected] bgccc.com

18 “GO GREEN” Golf Fundraiser at The Plantation Golf & Country Club to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $125 per player. Dress code: casual. Contact: Trish Fancher, (239) 334-3488, [email protected] klcb.org/go-green-golf-fundraiser.html

19 12th Annual MS Turkey Shoot Golf Tourney at Collier’s Reserve Country Club to benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: golf. Chair: Dr. Alan Galbut. Contact: Dr. Alan Galbut, (239) 860-2313, [email protected]

19 Divine Decadence, Darling Cabaret Fundraiser at the Collaboratory to benefit the Laboratory Theater of Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $99 per individual, $175 per couple. Dress code: semi-formal cabaret. Contact: Nykkie Rizley, (239) 240-0726, [email protected] laboratorytheater.com

19 Eighth Annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival at Mercato to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door, $65 per VIP. Dress code: casual. Contact: Amy Blanco, (239) 437-0202, [email protected] rmhcswfl.org/events

19 Fifth Annual Golf Tournament at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Path2Freedom. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $175 per person, $500 per foursome. Dress code: club-approved attire. Contact: [email protected] path2freedom.org/events/golf-tournament

19 Friendship Ball at Florida SouthWestern State College, Room U-102, to benefit Best Buddies International—Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: complimentary for Best Buddies members. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Babe Cook. Contact: Katie Vazquez, (239) 275-2510, [email protected] bestbuddies.org/swfl-friendship-ball

19 Golden Gala … Celebrating a Half-Century of Service at the Burroughs Home to benefit Lee County Legal Aid Society. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person, $875 per table of eight. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chair: Nastia Pak-Galvin. Contact: Nanci DuBois, (239) 334-6118, [email protected] leecountylegalaid.org

19 Gourmet Feast for the Palate at Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: evening-casual. Chairs: Judith Dolan, Janet Darnell. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8540, [email protected] pfbcc.org

20 “Ding” Darling Day at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge to benefit the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society. Tickets: free. dingdarlingsociety.org

 20 Italian Fest at Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. 11 a.m. Tickets: donation. Contact: (239) 332-8158, [email protected] rotaryfortmyers.org

20 Oktoberfest at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit NAMI Collier County. 4 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: festive or casual. Contact: Kristin Long, (239) 260-7302, [email protected]

21 Get Involved Collier! Volunteer Expo at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation. 3 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Amanda Beights, [email protected] napleschamber.org/getinvolvedcollier.html

21 JA Business Hall of Fame, Collier County at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Junior Achievement of SWFL. 5 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business. Chair: Brenda O’Connor. Contact: Stephanie Hoffman, (239) 225-2590, [email protected] jaswfl.org

22 Family Friendly Business Awards at the Hilton Naples to benefit Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Laura Bidireanu, (239) 643-3908, [email protected] collierchildcare.org/family-friendly-business-awards

23-24 Wicked Walk and Ghoul Gala at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child. Dress code: wicked walk. Contact: Brittany Carroll, [email protected]

24 Fill Your Plate at The Gardens at Terracina Grand to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Patti Raco, Deana Fitzgerald, Kristin Weidner. Contact: Tricia, (239) 417-3465, [email protected] parkinsonassociationswfl.org/fill-your-plate-2019.html

24 Naples International Film Festival Opening Night Film and Party on-site to benefit Artis—Naples. 6 p.m. Contact: Sheilah Maturo, (239) 254-2719, [email protected] artisnaples.org/niff

24 Signature Chefs Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit March of Dimes. 6 p.m. Tickets: $600. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Josh and Lisa Dorcey. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, [email protected] signaturechefs.org/swflorida

25 Chip in for DLC Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $1,000 per foursome. Dress code: golf. Chairs: Joseph Stusek, Peter Michaels. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, [email protected] chipinfordlc.org

25 MDA Toast to Life Gala at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: sponsorships available. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Paul Beattie. Contact: Jill Jones, (239) 437-6900, [email protected] bidpal.net/mdagala

25-27 FL District Pilot Fall Council at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation. 5 p.m. Tickets: registration fee. Dress code: casual. Chair: Diane Kingree. Contact: Kim Thayer, [email protected] pilotflorida.org

26 PsychoScreening with Live Orchestra at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Society. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 and up. Dress code: costumes encouraged. Contact: (239) 418-1500, [email protected] swflso.org

26 14th Annual Walk to Prevent Child Abuse at Pelican Preserve to benefit the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida.7 a.m. Tickets: donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Chair: Michelle Leonard. Contact: Michelle Leonard, [email protected] childnetswfl.org

26 Halloween Trick-or-Trolley Pub Crawl   at various locations to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: Halloween costume. Contact: Valentina Gutierrez, [email protected] naplesjuniors.com

26 Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at The Island Country Club, Marco Island, to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: club attire. Chairs: Russ Darrow, Bruce Robertson. Contact: Hyla Crane, (239) 394-4221, [email protected] marcoislandart.org

26-27 Clyde Butcher’s Annual Fall Festival & Swamp Walks at Big Cypress Gallery, Ochopee, to benefit the South Florida National Parks Trust. 9 a.m. Tickets: $50 per adult, free for children 17 and under. Contact: Jessica Pierce, (305) 665-4769, [email protected] swampwalks2019.eventbrite.com

27 Fifth Annual Bow Wow Brunch at D’Amicos The Continental to benefit Humane Society Naples. 11 a.m. Tickets: tickets and tables available. Dress code: casual. Contact: Meredith McLean, (239) 438-4616, [email protected] hsnaples.org/bow-wow-brunch

28 Justin’s Place Graduation to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nick Porter, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, [email protected] stmatthewshouse.org/events

28 Mental Health Luncheon at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Hope Clubhouse. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business- casual. Chairs: Diana Willis, Debbie Toler. Contact: Carey Ralston, [email protected] hopeclubhouse.org

31 Halloween on 5th Spooktacular on Fifth Avenue South to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. 4 p.m. Contact: (239) 692-8436, [email protected] fifthavenuesouth.com

Also in October:

14th Annual Healthcare Network Golf Classic to benefit the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Dress code: golf. Contact: Lou Traina, [email protected] healthcareswfl.org

Annual “Who Dun It” Mystery Event  to benefit LARC. Contact: Angela Katz, (239) 334-6285, ext. 229, [email protected] larcleecounty.org

United Way Campaign Kickoff to benefit United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Marcia Turner, (239) 600-6270, [email protected]

CROW Classic Golf Tournament at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Noon. Tickets: $1,000 per foursome. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Paul Ben-Susan. Contact: Mary C. Schoeffel, (239) 472-3644, ext. 232, [email protected] crowclinic.org/articles/crow-classic-golf-tournament

 

NOVEMBER ’19

1  12th annual Baby Basics Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $135. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Kath Bergin, Jessica Bartalino. Contact: Kath Bergin, [email protected] babybasicscollier.org

1  Celebration of Philanthropy at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $2,000 per host table. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Dottie Gerrity, Tom McCann. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 307-4526, [email protected] cfcollier.org

1  For Your Eyes Only   at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Amy Lane, (239) 659- 3986, [email protected] bascompalmer.org

1  Harvest for the Gardens on-site to benefit Everglades Wonder Gardens. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Bill Douglas. Contact: Thomas Hecker, [email protected] evergladeswondergardens.com

1  Neighborhood Bash—Party at the Clinic on-site to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Marcie Burland, [email protected] neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/neighborhood-bash-party-at-the-clinic

1  RedSnook Kick Off Party on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Mokey Shea, Henley Shotwell. Contact: Chanel McGregor, (239) 403-4200, [email protected] conservancy.org/redsnook

1  Scene to be Seen—Runway Art Show at Flexjet to benefit the Naples Art Association. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 per general admission, $225 per VIP. Dress code: artistic semi-formal. Chairs: Jeff Jerome, William Bruno. Contact: Elle Young, [email protected] eventbrite.com

1  Soaring into the Future Gala & Gallery Walk on-site to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Anna Wallace, (239) 334-2797, ext. 108, [email protected]

2 Program Meeting at the Collier County Education Association to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, [email protected] aauwgnb.org

2  Annual Benefit Dinner at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Sunlight Home. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Jean Beauchamp. Contact: Linda Hale, (239) 352-0251, [email protected] sunlighthome.org  

2  Brews for the Birds  on-site to benefit Everglades Wonder Gardens. 4 p.m. Tickets: $35-50. Dress code: casual. Chair: Sabra Smith. Contact: Thomas Hecker, [email protected] evergladeswondergardens.com

2  Cooking for the Arts on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per couple. Dress code: cocktail-casual. Contact: Devon Parker, (239) 333-1933, [email protected] sbdac.com

2  Fourth Annual Red Gala at the Hilton Naples to benefit Path2Freedom. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $225 per person, $2,000 per table sponsor. Dress code: formal, with emphasis on color red. Honorary chair: Kristen Weardon. Contact: [email protected] path2freedom.org/events/gala

2  Monofilament Madness at multiple locations throughout Lee County to benefit Keep Lee County Beautiful. 8 a.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mike Thomas, (239) 334-3488, [email protected] klcb.org/monofilament-madness.html

2  SWFL Food Truck Nationals at JetBlue Park to benefit Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. rpcharities.com 

2- 3  Artisan Marketplace on-site to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club (preview party Nov. 1). 10 a.m. Tickets: $45 for the Nov. 1 preview party; free admission Nov. 2-3. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Elaine Sulat, Marsha Marsiglio. Contact: Elaine Sulat, (239) 248-7276, [email protected]; Marsha Marsiglio, (239) 431-5456, [email protected] napleswomansclub.org 

3  15th PFLAG Naples Gay-La at Vineyards Country Club to benefit PFLAG Naples. Noon. Tickets: $40 per adult, $10 per student. Dress code: casual. Chairs: David and Elissa Goldstein. Contact: David Goldstein, [email protected]

3  Von Arx Family Foundation SWFL Diabetes & Wellness Conference at Florida SouthWestern State College – Naples to benefit Help a Diabetic Child. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 and up. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Dolph and Sharon von Arx. Contact: Tami Balavage, (239) 821-5051, [email protected] swfldiabetes.com

6  Celebrating Our Seniors at Golden Gate Senior Center to benefit Collier Senior Resources. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150-plus suggested donation. Dress code: business; jackets for men. Chairs: Rick Jennewine, Jim Barton. Contact: Jim Barton, (239) 394-4062, [email protected] collierseniorresources.org

6  Hats in the Garden | Rousseau’s Parisian Garden on-site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 11 a.m. Tickets: $750 per person, $1,500 per patron, $15,000 and up per table host. Dress code: garden-chic and your most festive chapeau. Chair: Jody B. Lipppes. Contact: (239) 315-7200. naplesgarden.org/calendar/hats-in-the-garden

6  Nurture the Bud, Celebrate the Bloom Gala at Bonita Bay Club to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per person, $350 per benefactor. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Judy Dove. Contact: Thea Cernohous, (239) 948-4146, [email protected] newhorizonsofswfl.org/gala

7  Fourth Annual Veterans Memorial Celebration & Fitness Complex Grand Opening on-site to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: patriotic-casual. Chairs: Donna Heiser, Catherine Bequette. Contact: Catherine Bequette, (239) 687-5405, [email protected] avemarialaw.edu

7 Kaleidoscope of the Arts Gala at Hilton Naples to benefit Storytellers Creative Arts. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress Code: cocktail attire. Chairs: Miles & Mimi ScofieldContact: Bill Barnett, (239) 591-6649, [email protected] scanaples.org

7  McGregor’s 20th Anniversary Open House on-site to benefit The McGregor Clinic. 4 p.m. Tickets: free, donations encouraged. Dress code: casual. Contact: Alexandra Kelner, (239) 334-9555, ext. 8305, [email protected]

7  Stardust and Strings at the Heitman House to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Society. 5 p.m. Tickets: $65. Dress code: upscale-casual. Chair: Barbara Born. Contact: Barbra Blaharski, (239) 887-3314. swflso.org/society-events

7  Zoo Gala  on-site to benefit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. 7 p.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: South American flair. Chairs: Susie McCurry, Jennifer McCurry, Anita Lovse. Contact: Tina Jaquess, (239) 262-4309, ext. 149, [email protected] napleszoo.org/zoogala

8  2019 Charity Classic Celebration  at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $550; underwriting and sponsorship opportunities available. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Barbara and Dale Morrison, Janet and Jerry Belle. Contact: Heather Noel, (239) 430-9122, [email protected] immokaleefoundation.org

8  Beach ’N Brews at the Lovers Key State Park gazebo to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50 per general, $75 per VIP. Dress code: beach-casual. Chair: Megan Zelenak. Contact: Flo Alexander, (630) 542-2435. eventbrite.com

8  Shop for Success  at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. 3 p.m. Tickets: $50 per VIP. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nickole Hendra, (239) 689-4992, [email protected] swflorida.dressforsuccess.org

8  Tides of Change   at Marine Max of Fort Myers to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Chairs: John Agnew, Suzanne Boy. pacecenter.org/locations/lee

8  Uncorked at Mediterra Beach Club to benefit Youth Haven. 5 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: resort-chic. Chair: Evelyn McKoan. Contact: Laura Lafakis, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org/event/6th-annual-uncorked

9  16th Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: golf. Contact: Anna Eaves, (239) 325-1765, [email protected] bgccc.com

9  Arts on Tap on-site to benefit Alliance for the Arts. 7 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jessica Clark Wisdom, [email protected] artinlee.org/ontap

9  Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance  on-site to benefit the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: Western. Chair: Brigid Soldavini-Clapper. Contact: Missy Saracino-Lamont, (239) 596-2988, [email protected] naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org/barndance

9 Rally for Wishes at Ultimate Garages to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Chair: Dr. James Buonavolonta. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, (239) 992-9474, [email protected]

9  Dancing with the Local Stars  at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Humane Society Naples. Tickets: tickets and tables available. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Joan Sabatino, Brad Jamison. Contact: Meredith McLean, (239) 438-4616, [email protected] hsnaples.org

9  Interstellar Symphony at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Society. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact:(239) 418-1500, [email protected] swflso.org

9  JDRF Community Walk at Florida Gulf Coast University to benefit JDRF South Gulf Coast. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Marina Sciancalepore, Michael Zutech. Contact: Kathy Cleeland, (239) 591-2825, [email protected] walk.jdrf.org/naples

9  Local Author Book Fair at South Regional Library to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Patti DeGroot. collier-friends.org

9  NCH Hospital Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the NCH Center for Philanthropy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Monica Biondo, (239) 624-2019, [email protected] nchmd.org/hospitalball

9  Providence House Annual Luncheon at Spirit Center at St. Peter Church, Naples, to benefit Providence House. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $60. Chairs: Doris Corey, Joan Conroy. Contact: Carmen Cisneros, (239) 692-8779, [email protected] providencehousenaples.org

9  Rescue Runway at Bell Tower Shops to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL. 11 a.m. Tickets: free to spectators, $10 per dog competition entry. Dress code: casual. Contact: Lisa Rizzio, (239) 939-2808, [email protected] cac-swfl.org

9  Second Annual Honor Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Collier-Lee Honor Flight. 6 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Dr. Debi Lux, (239) 777-9295, [email protected] collierhonorflight.org

10  2019 Charity Classic Pro-Am Pairings Party at Bay Colony Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: Pro-Am entry fees beginning at $5,000 per single player and $8,500 per double. Dress code: golf. Chair: Sunny Sapiente. Contact: Audra DiNanno, (239) 430-9122, [email protected] immokaleefoundation.org

10  Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dave Drewek, (239) 270-1221, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

10  New Museum Dedication Ceremony on-site to benefit The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 3 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Maureen Lerner, Estelle Price, Rosalee Bogo, Goldie Bertone, Jack Nortman, Diane McGinty. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200; [email protected] holocaustmuseumswfl.org

10 Veterans Day Sunday Fun Day Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Golf Club to benefit Home Base Veteran and Family Care SWFL. 11 a.m. Dress code: golf. Chair: John Lyncheski. Contact: John Lyncheski, [email protected]

10  Taste of the Islands at Sanibel Community Park to benefit Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Noon. Tickets: $7. Dress code: casual. Chair: Debra Neri. Contact: Mary C. Schoeffel, (239) 472-3644, ext. 232, [email protected] crowclinic.org/articles/38th-taste-of-the-islands

11  2019 Charity Classic Pro-Am at The Old Collier Golf Club to benefit The Immokalee Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: Beginning at $5,000 per single player and $8,500 per double. Dress code: golf. Chair: Sunny Sapiente. Contact: Audra DiNanno, (239) 430-9122, [email protected] immokaleefoundation.org

11  Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Big Band. 7 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: comfortable; bring chairs. Contact: (239) 777-0416. naplesbigband.com

11  Home Base Golf Tournament at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club to benefit Home Base Veteran and Family Care SWFL. 11 a.m. Dress code: golf. Chair: Pat Phelan. Contact: Pat Phelan, (239) 980-1609, [email protected]

11  Second Annual Vietnam Pinning at JetBlue Park to benefit Collier-Lee Honor Flight. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: smart-casual, patriotic. Chair: Rick Wobbe. Contact: Rick Wobbe, (239) 777-9295, [email protected] collierhonorflight.org

12  Grace Place Campus Ribbon Cutting on-site to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 1 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual, business-casual. Contact: Marianne Lambertson, (239) 234-2403, [email protected] graceplacenaples.org

12  Imagine Solutions Seminar—Understanding China at the G&L Theater, Community School of Naples, to benefit the Imagine Solutions Conference. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Contact: Debra Weaver, (239) 248-7082 [email protected] imaginesolutionsconference.com

12  Prayer Breakfast at Kensington Golf and Country Club to benefit Protected Harbor. godsprotectedharbor.org

13  Rising Stars, An Afternoon on the Red Carpet at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 11 a.m. Tickets: $400; sponsorships start at $10,000. Dress code: Hollywood glamour. Chairs: Christine and Terrance Flynn. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 261-7529, ext. 206, [email protected] gulfshoreplayhouse.org

14-17 Sandbag Stage LeftTheater Production on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Chair: Lisa Clark. Contact: Lisa Clark, (239) 274-6700, [email protected] bvhs.org

14  2019 Painting Annual Award Reception at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kristen Donovan, (239) 254-8242, [email protected] uaccollier.org

14 Brushstrokes from the Soul art auction to benefit the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Adrianne Girarrd. Contact: Jan Kerlin, [email protected]

14 Casino Night at Olde Cypress Country Club to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: casual. Chair: Janet Saltarelli. Contact: Christopher Nind, (239) 262-4448, [email protected] collierliteracy.org/events

14 The First Tee Invitational at Calusa Pines at Calusa Pines Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $7,250 per team. Dress code: golf, country club-casual. Chairs: Kevin Johnson, Terri Fisher. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, [email protected] thefirstteenaplescollier.org

14 Uncommon Evening Gala at the Burroughs Home & Gardens to benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 (call for availability). Dress code: business. Chair: Alexandra Bremner, assisted by Co-chair Donna Lovejoy. Contact: Jennifer I. Nelson, (239) 337-9503, [email protected] uncommonfriends.org/uncommon-evening

15 Champion of the Year Gala at The Forest Country Club to benefit Best Buddies International—Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150 per person, $250 per couple, $1,500 per table. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: DeAnn Suchy. Contact: Melanie Musick, (239) 275-2510, [email protected] bestbuddieschampion.org/southwestflorida

15 Opera Stars Concert: Jennifer Rowley at Wang Opera Center to benefit Opera Naples. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-95. Contact: 963-9050, [email protected] Operanaples.org

15 Taste of Immokalee Annual Fundraising Luncheon at Kensington Golf and Country Club to benefit One by One Leadership Foundation. Noon. Tickets: $60. Dress code: semi-casual. Contact: Marie Capita, (239) 297-6814, [email protected] tasteofimmokalee.com

15 Welcome-Back Historical Evening at Everglades Community Church to benefit the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Marya Repko, (239) 695-2905, [email protected] evergladeshistorical.org

15-17 Hogs & Air Dogs at Six Bends to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 332-0364, [email protected] hogsandairdogs.com

16 50 Years of Woodstock at the Collier Museum at Government Center to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museums. 6 p.m. Tickets: $90. Dress code: 1960s rock and roll dresses. Chair: William Dwight. Contact: William Dwight, (239) 315-2843. foccm.com

16 64th Annual Christmas Market at Trinity by the Cove Parish Hall to benefit Women of Trinity. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jeanne Feight. Contact: Jeanne Feight, (239)262-6581, [email protected] trinitybythecove

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16 Arts for ACT Gala and Fine Art Auction 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment. 5 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Maureen Green, Marc Collins. Contact: Jennifer Benton, [email protected] artsforactfineartauction.com

16 Ben Allen Benefit Concert & Craft Beer Fest at Riverside Park to benefit the Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center. 4 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: casual. Contact: Deanna Deppen, (239) 290-9867, [email protected] shywolfsanctuary.org

16 Charity for Change Gala, Enchantment in the Rainforest at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit Charity for Change. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail, with jungle theme. Chair: Becky Sharon. Honorary co-chairs: Sen. Kathleen and John Passidomo. Contact: Karen Conley, (239) 592-6787, [email protected] charityforchange.org

16 Crystal Ball at the Campo Felicè Ballroom to benefit Visuality. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: semi-formal/formal. Chairs: Susan Christiano, Arlene Goldberg, Tony Clark. Contact: Arlene Goldberg, (239) 898-6124, agoldberg322gmail.com.

16 “Profiles in Ethical Leadership” Signature Event featuring Fox News Commentator Daniel Krauthammer at an exclusive private country club in Naples to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Donna Heiser, Catherine Bequette. Contact: Catherine Bequette, (239) 687-5405, [email protected] bretbaier.avemarialaw.edu

16 Together, Wherever We Go: Me and Gypsy Rose Lee at G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples, to benefit TheatreZone. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75-150. Chairs: Sarann Kraushaar, Patti Salvagio. Contact: Ellen Elleman, (239) 451-3266, [email protected] theatre.zone

17 Open House on-site to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 2 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Camille Herdoiza. Contact: Bethany Freer, (239) 242-7238, [email protected] givelfc.org

18 Annual Community Campaign Kick-Off to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. 7 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Michele Rubin. Contact: Julie Hartline, (239) 263-4205, [email protected] jewishnaples.org

19 Blues by the Bay at a private waterfront home in St. Charles Yacht Club to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $125 and up. Dress code: resort-casual. Chairs: Cindie Barker, Teri Palmer. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org

20 Santa PAWS – The Puppy Project at the Hilton Naples to benefit Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: limited. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kristi Schmidt, (239) 775-1660, [email protected]

21 ForEverglades Naples at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit The Everglades Foundation. 5:15 p.m. Tickets: $500 and up. Dress code: never formal, forever fun. Chairs: Lynne and Chip Shotwell, Brynne and Bob Coletti. Contact: Bibi Shiffrin, [email protected] evergladesfoundation.org/event/fen19

21 National Children’s Grief Awareness Day Breakfast to benefit Valerie’s House. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business or business-casual. Contact: Joanne Hayden, (239) 204-5804, [email protected] valerieshouseswfl.org

21 Sip & Sample at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 presale, $50 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: Michelle Kennedy, (239) 262-1808, [email protected] friendsoffosterchildren.net/fundraising-events

22 DLC Tree of Hope Lighting at the David Lawrence Center Golden Gate Campus to benefit the David Lawrence Center. Tickets: $250 to be a Light of Hope; $5 suggested donation for entrance. Dress code: casual. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, [email protected] dlctreeofhope.org

22-12/1 Holiday House at a historic house on McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Society.10 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Yvonne Breska. Contact: (239) 418-0996. swflso.org/society-events

23 Copperleaf Golf Tournament at Copper Leaf Golf and Country Club to benefit Home Base Veteran and Family Care SWFL. 11 a.m. Dress code: golf. Chair: Fred Glantz. Contact: Fred Glantz, [email protected]

23 Build a Bike at Golden Gate Community Center to benefit United Way of Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: sponsorships available. Dress code: casual. Contact: Katie Schweikhardt, (239) 261-7112, [email protected]

23 Christmas Open House on-site to benefit St. John’s Upscale Thrift Shoppe. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Faye Bruso. Contact: Faye Bruso, [email protected] stjohnsshoppe.com

23 Gatsby on the Beach Casino Night at LaPlaya Beach Club to benefit Sunshine Kids. 6 p.m. Dress code: themed, or semi-formal or business-casual. Chair: Joni Albert. Contact: Joni Albert, (239) 659-4299, [email protected]

23 Night in Monte Carlo at the Hilton Naples to benefit Project Help. 6 p.m. Tickets: $160. projecthelpnaples.org

23 USA Today Wine & Food Experience Featuring Martha Stewart at Cambier Park and Sugden Plaza to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. 11 a.m. Contact: (239) 692-8436, [email protected] wineandfood.usatoday.com

23-24 Garden Festival (Fall) on-site to benefit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-7419. edisonford.org

24 17th Annual Sing-Along Messiah at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 455-2582 or (508) 277-2874. voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

24 FAASWF Potluck Thanksgiving Picnic at Veteran’s Park to benefit the Filipiino American Association of SW Florida. Noon. Tickets: potluck, donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jeanne Isberto, (239) 772-5551, [email protected]

27 Farm City BBQ at Cambier Park to benefit Farm City BBQ. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: your best cowboy boots, jeans and hat. Contact: Cyndee Woolley, (239) 571-3174, [email protected] farmcitybbq.com

29-12/28 Holiday Nights on-site to benefit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 6 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-7419. edisonford.org

30 Starlight Auction to benefit the Animal Refuge Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Betty Hughes. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810, [email protected] animalrefugecenter.com

Also in November:

Party with a Purpose at Cavo Lounge to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 6 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: fun. Chairs: Patrick Dearborn, Nanette Staropoli. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, [email protected] pacecenter.org/collier

 

 

DECEMBER ’19

1  Holiday Party at Bonita Bay Club to benefit the Music Foundation of Greater Naples. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $65. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Sue Townsend. Contact: Sue Townsend, (317) 439-8113, [email protected] musicfoundationnaples.org

1  Iron Joe Turkey Ride at The Pavilion shopping center, by Fit & Fuel Café, to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition. 7 a.m. Tickets: $35-55. Dress code: casual. Chair: Craig Manchen. Contact: Craig Manchen, (216) 926-4399, [email protected] registerironjoe.com

3  Giving Tuesday with Golisano Children’s Hospital at facebook.com/leehealthfoundation to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. All day. Tickets: donations encouraged. Contact: Tiffany Whitaker, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/givingtuesday

3  Home for the Holidays at Emmanuel Lutheran Church to benefit Voices of Naples. 7 p.m. Tickets: free will offering. Dress code: casual. Contact: [email protected] voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

4  Hope Shines Luncheon at a private country club to benefit NAMI Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kristin Long, (239) 260-7302, [email protected]

5  Fifth Annual Sparkle Dinner at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Zonta Club of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: festive holiday. Chair: Linda Pearson. Contact: Linda Pearson, (239) 293-9786, [email protected]

5 Chapel by the Sea Christmas Concert at Chapel by the Sea to benefit Voices of Naples. Tickets: free will offering. Dress code: casual. Contact: [email protected] voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

5-18  Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week from Marco Island to Cape Coral to benefit the Sizzle SWFL FGCU Food & Beverage Scholarship. Tickets: $16, $21, $26 or $36. Contact: Guy Clarke, (239) 405-7767, [email protected] sizzlerestaurantweek.com

6  Bad Santa Trolly Bar Hop to benefit Amber’s Antibodies. 6 p.m. Dress code: Christmas. ambersantibodies.com

6  Christmas Gala at Historic Palm Cottage to benefit the Naples Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350, $550, $5,000 and $7,000. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Denny Glass, Elaine Reed. Contact: [email protected] napleshistoricalsociety.org/christmas-gala.html

6  Fifth Avenue South Annual Christmas Walk & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Fifth Avenue South and Sugden Plaza to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. 5 p.m. Contact: (239) 692-8436, [email protected] fifthavenuesouth.com

6  Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Pat Smart. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/golisanofashionshow

6  Jingle Bell Bash on-site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon). 6 p.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: festive holiday. Contact: Laura Richardson Bright, (239) 260-1604, deve[email protected] cmon.org/event/jingle-bell-bash-2019

6  Night at the Nest at Alico Arena to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $2,000 per table. Dress code: resort-casual. Chair: Dr. Bob Ryan. Contact: Katie Manns, (239) 590-7107, [email protected] fgcuathletics.com/nan

6  Power of the Purse at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $275 per person, $500 per patron, $2,750 per host table, $6,000 per patron table. Dress code: business-chic. Chair: Stacey Deffenbaugh. Vice chair: Allyson Richards. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 649-5000, [email protected] wfcollier.org/powerofthepurse

6-7  Santa’s Block Party on First Street, downtown Fort Myers River District, to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Carolyn Johnson. Contact: Carolyn Johnson, [email protected] goodwilltrees.com

7  25th Annual Marco Y Golf Tournament at Alleviates unmet needs Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 8 a.m. Tickets: $135 per player. Dress code: golf. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, [email protected] marcoy.org

7  Food, Wine & Beer Festival at Bayfront to benefit The Rotary Club of Naples. 5 p.m. Tickets: $50-100. Dress code: casual. Chair: Mia Delk. Contact: (239) 272-5186. napleswine.org 

7  Holiday Luncheon and Program Meeting to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $35. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, [email protected] aauwgnb.org

7  LIFEwalk at Jaycee Park to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Bethany Freer. Contact: Bethany Freer, (239) 242-7238, [email protected] lifewalklfc.org

7  Marco Shell Club Holiday Sale at Dissler Hall, United Church of Marco, to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Becky Miller. marcoshellclub.com

7  SWFL Fall Nationals Car Show at JetBlue Park to benefit Sunrise Community of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. rpcharities.com

7  Walk 4 Life & Fun Fest at Golden Gate Community Park to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual/athleisure. Contact: Hannah Custer, (239) 217-4838, [email protected] supportprc.org/events/2019-walk-4-life-fun-fest

8 Deck the Halls with Gulf Coast Symphony at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. 7 p.m. Contact: Anthony Contino, (239) 560-9512. mastersingersfm.com/concerts

8  Annual Christmas Ruby and Emerald Ball at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit the Filipino American Association of SW Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $45, by Nov. 27. Dress code: formal, semi-formal. Contact: Jeanne A. Isberto, (239) 772-5551, [email protected]

8  Concert in the Park  at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dave Drewek, (239) 270-1221, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

8  Santa on the Sand at the Lovers Key State Park gazebo to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. 1 p.m. Tickets: $5 per child, plus an unwrapped toy. Dress code: beach-casual. Chair: Flo Alexander. Contact: Flo Alexander, (630) 542-2435. eventbrite.com

8  Worldwide Candle Lighting at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church to benefit The Compassionate Friends of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Barbara Dziedzic, Linda Wallace. Contact: Linda Wallace, (239) 690-7801, [email protected] tcfswfl.org

10  Voices for Choice at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Naples Friends Leadership Council. Contact: Rene Givens, (239) 687-2910, [email protected] myplannedparenthood.org/events

11 Women, Wine & a Worthy Cause at Jane’s Garden Cafe on 3rdto benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: elegant-casual. Contact: Anna Eaves, (239) 325-1765, [email protected] bgccc.com

11  Art Divine Reception/Chamber After Hours on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Pam Flaherty. Contact: [email protected] fortmyersbeachart.com/events.php#col1

11-12  La Bohème at Artis—Naples to benefit Opera Naples. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-125/ Contact: (239) 963-9050, [email protected] operanaples.org

12  The Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Maureen Lerner, Estelle Price, Rosalee Bogo, Goldie Bertone, Jack Nortman, Diane McGinty. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200, [email protected] holocaustmuseumswfl.org

13  Celebration of Inclusion Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Special Olympics Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,500 per table of eight. Dress code: business. Chairs: Eric Sanders, Mary Shea. Contact: Eric Sanders, [email protected] specialolympicsflorida.org/collier

13  Driving Potential Gala at Ultimate Garages to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chair: Miranda Sharkey. Contact: Ashley Kilmer, (941) 303-6011, [email protected] one.bidpal.net/rally2019

14 Holiday Popsat Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra/Symphony Society. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 and up. Dress code: holiday. Contact:(239) 418-1500, [email protected] swflso.org

14  Annual Friends Luncheon at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit Friends of Fakahatchee. Noon. $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Francine Stevens, (239) 695-1023, [email protected] orchidswamp.org

14  Christmas Market at the Mound House, Fort Myers Beach, to benefit Friends of the Mound House. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Ellen Vaughan. Contact: Ellen Vaughan, [email protected] moundhouse.org

14  Elephant Fest 2019 at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens to benefit the Alzheimer’s Support Network. 9 a.m. Tickets: $25 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Clarke Pollard, [email protected]

14 Tuba Christmas at Sugden Plaza, Fifth Avenue South, to benefit the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. 6:30 p.m. Contact: (239) 692-8436, [email protected] fifthavenuesouth.com

14  Holidays Without Hunger—Collier at North Naples Middle School to benefit Meals of Hope. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steven Kissinger, (239) 596-8990, [email protected] mealsofhope.org/holidays-with-out-hunger

14  Rally for Littles Youth development at Cosmos Ristorante & Pizzeria to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ashley Kilmer, (941) 303-6011, [email protected] one.bidpal.net/rally2019

15  AASWF Potluck Simbang Gabi at St. Andrew Church to benefit the Filipino American Association of SW Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: potluck, donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jeanne Isberto, (239) 772-5551, [email protected]

15  Hadassah 20th Anniversary of Keepers of the Gate with National President Ellen Hershkin at Olde Cypress Country Club to benefit Hadassah, Collier/Lee Chapter. 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,000 minimum annually, $30 couvert. Dress code: country club-casual. Chair: Ellen Harris. Contact: Nancy Wiadro, (239) 269-3666, [email protected]

16  Opening Night Concert Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th with Orion Weiss, Yura Lee & Clive Greensmith at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Contact: Elizabeth Lynch, [email protected] naplesccc.org

21 Holidays Without Hunger—Lee at the Lee County Civic Center to benefit Meals of Hope. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Steven Kissinger, (239) 596-8990, [email protected] mealsofhope.org/holidays-with-out-hunger

21 Nutcracker at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Contact: (239) 590-6191, [email protected] gsballet.org, bbmannpah.com, gulfcoastsymphony.org

25 Christmas Day Party on-site to benefit Dr. Piper Center for Social Services. 8 a.m. Tickets: 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Jade Bird, [email protected]

27 Kwanzaa Celebration on-site to benefit the Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal (African-inspired). Contact: Keesha Allen, (239) 334-2797, ext.105, [email protected]

Also in December:

Festival of Trees at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Contact: Carolyn Johnson, (239) 995-2106, [email protected] goodwilltrees.com

Glass Slipper to benefit Champions For Learning. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: Naples-chic. Chair: Claudine Léger-Wetzel. Contact: Jessica Manchette, (239) 643-4755, [email protected] championsforlearning.org

Lights of Love to benefit the Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation. 6 a.m. Tickets: $5 per light on the tree. Dress code: casual evening. Chair: Carolyn Castaneda. Contact: Sue Lester, (239) 289.8268, [email protected] pilotclubofnaples.org

Victim Tribute Event at the Heitman House to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jessica Sanchez. Contact: Jessica Sanchez, (239) 791-7560, [email protected] madd.org/southwestfl

 

JANUARY ’20

4  A Splash in the Springs with the Bonita Springs Lions Club at Shangri-La Springs to benefit the development of a Bonita Springs Senior Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: formal. Chairs: Jay Arend, Joe Gallagher, Carol Hedman and Todd Truax. Contact: Todd Truax, (239) 947-2826, [email protected], bonitaseniors.org  

7  Art Inspires … an Artful Evening of Dining and Dancing at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail or art-inspired. Chairs: Juliana Meek, Kristine Meek. Contact: (239) 261-2637. harmonmeek.com/artinspiresevent.html

8  Art Alive Open Studio Tour on-site to benefit the Naples Art District. 5 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: (239) 272-7110. naplesartdistrict.com

8  CHEF Awards Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation of Southwest Florida (CHEF). 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: country club-chic or business-casual. Contact: Taryn Cafiero, (239) 287-2840, [email protected] chefswfl.org

8 Arturo Correa Artist Reception on-site to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kristen Donovan, (239) 254-8242, [email protected] uaccollier.org

9  Open House/Art Bazaar on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Helma Gansen. Contact: Helma Gansen, (239) 463-3909. fortmyersbeachart.com/events.php#Col2

9, 23   Eighth Annual Elliott Katz Lecture Series on-site to benefit Hodges University. 10 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: casual. Contact: April May, [email protected] Continues Feb. 6 and 20 and March 5 and 19.

 10-12  ARTHAUS at the M & H Grailnick Foundation to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. Contact: Lauren McCraney, (239) 415-2635, [email protected] eventa.us/events/fort-myers-fl/art-haus–5089

11  Eighth Annual Evening for Better Tomorrows: Motor City Magic, Memories of Motown at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit the Naples Senior Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $375. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jayne Schandl, (239) 325-4444, [email protected] naplesseniorcenter.org

11  Low-cost Vaccine Clinic at Immokalee Community Park to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 per shot. Contact: Phyllis Estes, (239) 290-6274. vsarescue.org 

11  Naples Children’s Business Fair at Gulf Coast High School to benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation. 10 a.m. Tickets: $5 donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nikkie Dvorchak, [email protected] napleschamber.org/childrensbusinessfair.html

11  Share in the Magic of Life at the Justin Holecek Student Life Center, St. John Newman High School, to benefit Action for Life. 5 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: casual. actionforlife.net

11  Wishmaker’s Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Leanne Caruso. Contact: Daniela Malo, (239) 992-9474, [email protected] wishmakersballnaples.net

11  Yachts of Hope at St. Charles Yacht Club to benefit Hope Healthcare. 5 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: resort-casual. Chairs: Sandy Stilwell Youngquist, Sonya Sawyer, Lizbeth Benacquisto, Andie Vogt. Contact: Amy Objartel, (239) 985-7726, [email protected] hopehcs.org/yachts

11 Program Meeting at the Collier County Education Association to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, [email protected] aauwgnb.org

12 Eighth Annual Woofstock at Mercato to benefit Humane Society Naples. 11 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Meredith McLean, (239) 438-4616, [email protected] hsnaples.org/woofstock

11-12  Bonita Springs National Art Festival at Riverside Park and adjacent streets to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 10 a.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Chair: Ehren Gerhard. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org/artfest. Continues Feb. 8-9 and March 7-8.

13  Concert at Riverside Park to benefit Naples Big Band. 7 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: comfortable; bring chairs. Contact: (239) 777-0416. naplesbigband.com 

13  Nick Linn Lecture Series at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. Noon. Tickets: $620 for the series. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Trish Benisch. Contact: Marlene Kern, (239) 262-8135, [email protected] collier-friends.org. Continues Feb. 3, March 9 and March 30.

13-15 Bonnie Broitzman “Value as Color”on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 9 a.m. Tickets: $250 per member, $290 per non-member. Dress code: painting clothes. Chair: Michele Buelow. Contact: Judi Miller, [email protected] fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

15  Eighth Annual Kitchen Tour beginning on-site to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $160 per general admission, $225 per patron. Dress code: casual; no heels, please. Chairs: Lee Krauss, Susan Schiraldi. Contact: Lee Krauss, (443) 799-2822, [email protected]; Susan Schiraldi, (330) 540-4796, [email protected] napleswomansclub.org

15  Growing up Bernstein: Life with America’s Maestro to benefit TheatreZone. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200-300. Chairs: Sarann Kraushaar, Patti Salvagio. Contact: Ellen Elleman, (239) 451-3266, [email protected] theatre.zone

16  Breakfast with Life Champions at Royal Poinciana Country Club to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL. 8 a.m. Dress code: business-casual, no denim. Contact: Hannah Custer, (239) 217-4838, [email protected] supportprc.org/events/3rd-bwlc

16  Discovering the Fakahatchee: The Jewel of the Everglades at Paul Arsenault Studio & Banyan Art Gallery to benefit Friends of Fakahatchee. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Jimene Rinehart, Tom Maish. Contact: Francine Stevens, (239) 273-4442. orchidswamp.org

16  Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence® Men’s Tailgate Event at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Colin Estrem. Contact: Kaydee Tuff, [email protected] naplesshelter.org/tailgate

16  Signature Event at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Amy Heuerman, Joanne Keenan Miller, Julie Kapler. Contact: Jamie Brown, (239) 963-8715, [email protected] guadalupecenter.org

17  An American Affair Featuring AmiciMusic at Naples Yacht Club to benefit the Music Foundation of Greater Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Beth Smith. Contact: Beth Smith, (412) 600-5660, [email protected] musicfoundationnaples.org

17  CAN Signature Luncheon at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 11 a.m. Tickets: $225-275. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Luis Otero. Contact: Lisa Osorio, (239) 643-4673, ext. 205. cancerallianceofnaples.org

17  LVCC Fashion Show at Windstar on Naples Bay to benefit Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jackie Mears. Contact: Christopher Nind, (239) 262-4448, [email protected] collierliteracy.org/events

17-18  Naples Community Orchestra Season Opener: Pops! with Jessica Grové and Jodie DeSalvo at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit Naples Community Orchestra. 7 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $30 per individual concert, $100 per series. Contact: Karen Marcotte (239) 777-5727. naplescommunityorchestra.org

18  22nd Annual Wildlife & Wildlands Art Show at Delnor-Wiggins Park, Area 3, to benefit Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 9 a.m. Tickets: free with park admission. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Valerie Thompson, Kathy Foster. Contact: Caitlin Brunk, (239) 593-2658, [email protected] delnorwiggins.org

18 All Star Panel Event Live at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Children’s National Hospital Foundation. 5 p.m. Tickets: $550-750. Dress code: resort. Honorary chairs: Jim and Patricia Dolan; Paul and Barbie Hills. Contact: Katy Ricalde, (202) 824-6471, [email protected] allstarpanelevent.com

18 Get It, Sell It or Toss It at Naples Depot Museum to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museums. 11 a.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, plus $5 dollars per item appraised. Dress code: nice casual. Chair: Kathleen Pica. Contact: William Dwight, (239) 315-2843. foccm.com

18 Run to Home Base at JetBlue Park to benefit Home Base Veteran and Family Care SWFL. 8 a.m. Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 day of. Dress code: casual/race attire. Chair: Jason Cooper. Contact: Jason Cooper, [email protected] runtohomebaseflorida.org

18 WILD About CROW at the Burroughs Home to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Tickets: $125. Dress code: cocktail, animal print optional. Chair: Amanda Curran. Contact: Alison Charney Hussey, (239) 472-3644, ext. 227, [email protected]

18 WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. 9:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Noelle Melanson. Contact: John Kuhn, (239) 334-7007, ext. 152, [email protected] winkhungerwalk.com

18-19 23rd Art Fest Naples Invitational at Fleischmann Park to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Naples District. 10 a.m. Tickets: $5 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Stanton Cadow, [email protected] Artfestnaples.com

19 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dave Drewek, (239) 270-1221, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

19 Hoof & Hike Poker Run at Picayune Strand State Forest, The Belle Meade Tract, to benefit the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 10 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Chair: Lea Haven. Contact: Lea Haven, (239) 596-2988, [email protected] naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org/hoofhike

20 Formosa Quartet at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Contact: Elizabeth Lynch, [email protected] naplesccc.org

20 Non-fiction Lecture Series at Moorings Country Club to benefit Friends of the Library of Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: $260 (non-members) or $220 (members) for the series. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Lousie Franck. Contact: Marlene Kern, (239) 262-8135, [email protected] collier-friends.org. Continues Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 16. 

21 Imagine Solutions Seminar at the G&L Theatre, Community School of Naples, to benefit the Imagine Solutions Conference. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Contact: Debra Weaver, (239) 248-7082, [email protected] imaginesolutionsconference.com. Continues March 31.

22 Stradi-Various: Small Stage Symphonies 1 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact:(239) 418-1500, [email protected] swflso.org

23 Passionate Puccini concert at Daniels Pavilion, Artis—Naples, to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 7 p.m. Tickets: $49. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org

23 2020 Photography Annual Award Reception at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kristen Donovan, (239) 254-8242, [email protected] uaccollier.org

23 Paint Around—Mixed Media with Collage-Student Scholarship Fundraiser on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 5 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Pam Flaherty. Contact: [email protected] fortmyersbeachart.com/events.php#Col3

23 Sip ‘N Shop at Amoré Jewelers to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 4 p.m. Tickets: free; donations accepted. Dress code: casual. Contact: Bill Skidmore, (239) 333-4447, [email protected]

24 Cape Coral 50th Anniversary Gala at Cape Coral Yacht Club to benefit the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum. Tickets: $50. Contact: Janel Trull, (239) 772-7037, [email protected] capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org

24 Mel’s Diner “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon broadcast live from Mel’s Diner, Cape Coral, to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. All day. Tickets: donations encouraged. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Mel’s Diner & iHeart Media. Contact: Sue Robbins, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/radiothon

24 Off the Walls at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Susan Bridges. Contact: Susan Bridges, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org/otw

24-25 Scalia/Ginsburg and Trial by Jury at Wang Opera Center to benefit Opera Naples. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-95. Contact: 963-9050, [email protected] operanaples.org

24-26 2020 Naples Winter Wine Festival at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. 11 a.m. Tickets: $12,500 per couple for Double Magnum package. Dress code: resort-casual. Chairs: Barbie and Paul Hills, Nancy and Joe Masterson, Shirley and Peter Welsh. Contact: Barrett Farmer, (239) 514-2239, [email protected] napleswinefestival.com

25 Annual Music Festival in the Park at Cultural Park to benefit the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum. Noon. Contact: Janel Trull, (239) 772-7037, [email protected] capecoralhistoricalmuseum.org

25 Chalk Art on Fifth Avenue South to benefit Miracles in Action. 10 a.m. Dress code: casual. miraclesinaction.org

25 Empty Bowls Naples Annual Event at Cambier Park to benefit Empty Bowls Naples. 11 a.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual. Contact: [email protected] emptybowlsnaples.com

25 Our Mother’s Home 20th Year Celebration at the Somerset at the Plantation clubhouse to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Karen Watson, (239) 267-4663, [email protected] ourmothershome.com/event

25 Sporting for a Cure at Olde Cypress Country Club to benefit Amber’s Antibodies. 6 p.m. Dress code: jeans and jerseys. ambersantibodies.com

26 LACES of LOVE presents Eric Genuis, composer, pianist, and acclaimed performer. St. William Church, 601 Seagate Dr., Naples at 4:30 p. m.  The concert is FREE with an opportunity to make a donation to Laces of Love.  Reservations are not necessary.

28 Open House on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jill Rhone. Contact: Jill Rhone, (239) 274-6760, [email protected] bvhs.org/admissions

29 Education, Inspiration, Motivation at the Hilton Naples to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $30 and up. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Kathy Hinton, Deanna Levesque. Contact: Tricia, (239) 417-3465, [email protected] parkinsonassociationswfl.org

30 Celebrity Chefs Festival at Six Bends to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. 5:30 p.m. Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 332-0364, [email protected] gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/celebritycheffestival.html

31 1927 Anniversary Gala at the Sanibel Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150 per individual; sponsorships $1,000-$10,000. Dress code: island cocktail. Contact: Sarah Jacobson, (239) 472-2155, [email protected] sanibelcommunityhouse.net

Also in January:

Cornerstone Giving Society to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 5 p.m. Tickets: free; sponsorships available. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nick Porter, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, [email protected] stmatthewshouse.org/events

Hadassah Major Gifts Event at a private home to benefit Hadassah, Collier/Lee Chapter. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $5,000 minimum donation. Dress code: casual. Chair: Nancy Wiadro. Contact: Nancy Wiadro, (239) 269-3666, [email protected]

January “Swinging” Month to benefit Swinging with Purpose. $125 for an evening at Seminole Casino Immokalee. Dress code: casual. Contact: [email protected] swingingwithpurpose.org

Soiree—Annual Fundraiser to benefit the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. Contact: (239) 560-5695, [email protected] symphonicchorale.org

 

FEBRUARY ’20

1  50th Anniversary: The Golden Gala at Hideaway Beach Club to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Sue and Russ Darrow Rosemary, Michael Wick, June Wild. Contact: Hyla Crane, (239) 394-4221, [email protected] marcoislandart.org

1  The Choice Affair at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Sarah Deschamps. Contact: Rene Givens, (239) 687-2910, [email protected] myplannedparenthood.org/events

1  Great Naples Duck Race—Water Safety Festival at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon to benefit the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition. 2 p.m. Dress code: casual; swimming. Contact: Paula DiGrigoli, (239) 624-4033, [email protected] greatnaplesduckrace.com

1  Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. 8:15 a.m. Tickets: $275 per patron beginning Nov. 1; $150 per person beginning Nov. 15. Dress code: casual flat shoes. Chair: Patricia Taylor. Contact: Patricia Taylor, [email protected], [email protected] naplesgardenclub.org

1  Soiree on the Strip at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Youth Haven. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: Vegas glamour. Chairs: Philip Douglas, Doug Olsen, Jacquelyn Ressa. Contact: Laura Lafakis, (239) 774-2904, laur[email protected] youthhavenswfl.org/event/soiree-on-the-strip

1  Takes Strides in Education 5K Run/Walk at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: pre-registration $25 per teacher or student, $30 per general participant; race day $30 per teacher or student, $35 per general participant; free for fun run. Contact: Brittany Carroll, [email protected] flcpsstrides5k.com

1  Verot Viking 5K Fun Run on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 8 a.m. Tickets: $30 per adult, $20 per student. Chair: Jeff Brown. Contact: Jeff Brown, (239) 274-6730, [email protected] bvhs.org/5k-fun-run

1-2  ArtFest Fort Myers on Edwards Drive, downtown Fort Myers, to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual/outdoor. Contact: Jeanne Seehaver, [email protected] artfestfortmyers.com

2  Young Professional Strides Presents Hole Masters Annual Corn Hole Tournament and Food Truck Party on-site to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 12 p.m. Tickets: $40 per team, $15 guest. Dress code: casual. Chair: Brian McNamara. Contact: Missy Saracino-Lamont, (239) 596-2988, [email protected] www.naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org/hole-masters-for-horses

Art Alive Open Studio Tours on-site to benefit the Naples Art District. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: (239) 272-7110. naplesartdistrict.com

5  2020 Envision the Magic at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Saint Ann School Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Tina Ferrao, Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer. Contact: Pamela Macia, (239) 262-4110, [email protected] stann.net/foundation

7  GLAD Kids Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Club and Gulf Harbour to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 11 a.m. Tickets: $60. Dress code: resort wear. Chair: Pat Ostrom. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org

7  Night of Champions—30th Anniversary Celebration at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Champions For Learning. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-formal. Contact: Jason Kurek, (239) 643-4755, [email protected] championsforlearning.org/night-of-champions/

7  Night at the Museum on-site to benefit the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon). Tickets: $350. Contact: Dena Rae Hancock, (239) 260-1708, [email protected] cmon.org/night-at-the-museum

7  Zoobilee on-site to benefit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. 7 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: outdoor casual-chic. Chairs: Nikkie Dvorchak, David Ruben. Contact: Holly Mills, (239) 262-5409, ext. 145, [email protected] napleszoo.org/zoobilee

7-8  Naples Community Orchestra with guest soloist Isabella Durenberger at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit Naples Community Orchestra. 7 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $30 per individual concert, $100 per series. Contact: Karen Marcotte, (239) 777-5727. naplescommunityorchestra.org

7- 9  Everglades Seafood Festival at McLeod Park, 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, [email protected] evergladesseafoodfestival.org

8  16th Annual AsiaFest 2020 “Year of the Rat” Celebration at Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Asian Professionals Association of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Colin Feng, Pearl Cruz, Christopher Shin. Contact: Pearl Cruz, (239) 771-9911, [email protected] facebook.com/asiafestswfl

8  2020 Historical Society Gala at The Island Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Jim and Allyson Richards. Contact: Patricia Rutledge, [email protected] themihs.org

8  Ferrari Club of Naples Annual Cars on 5th Show on Fifth Avenue South to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 10 a.m. Contact: (239) 692-8436, [email protected] carsonfifth.com

8  Gourmet Vintner Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 6 p.m. Tickets: $375. Dress code: casually elegant. Chair: Susan Jones. Contact: Marcie Burland, [email protected] neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/gourmetvintnerdinner

8  Ride-A-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $50 Dress code: casual. Chairs: Sherry Gilbert, Jan Fifer. Contact: Sherry Gilbert, (239) 822-7680, [email protected] specialequestrians.net

8  A Vintage Affair: Margaritas at Sunset at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Center of SWFL. 5 p.m. Tickets: $350. Chair: Shannon Diener. Contact: Kay Jasso, (239) 319-0904, [email protected] mscenterswfl.org

8-9  Garden Festival (Spring) on-site to benefit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-7419. edisonford.org 

8-16  Art Aid Naples online to benefit Legal Aid Service of Collier County. 9 a.m. Tickets: highest bidder for each auctioned item. Chair: Laura Barnard. Contact: Jeff Ahren, (239) 298-8130, [email protected] artaidnaples.com

9 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dave Drewek, (239) 270-1221, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

9  Second Annual Adam Jobbers Miller Blue Bowl CoEd Flag Football Tournament to benefit The Fallen Officers. 9 a.m. Tickets: free for spectators. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mike Randall, (239) 227-9696, [email protected] thefallenofficers.com

10  Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson at First United Methodist Church to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Contact: Elizabeth Lynch, [email protected] naplesccc.org

10  Concert at Cambier Park to benefit Naples Big Band. 7 p.m. Tickets: donation. Dress code: comfortable; bring chairs. Contact: (239) 777-0416. naplesbigband.com 

10-12 Jane Slivka “Freedom of Acrylics on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 9 a.m. Tickets: $260 per member, $300 per non-member. Dress code: painting clothes. Chair: Michele Buelow. Contact: Donna Bergeron, [email protected] fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.php

13  Feathers & Friends Gala at Club Pelican Bay to benefit Audubon Western Everglades. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: business. Chair: Celine Wells. Contact: [email protected]

13  Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at The Club at Gateway to benefit Regional Cancer Center. 11 a.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: golf, business-casual. Chair: Debby Welsh. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/twins

13  Ninth Annual Scholarship Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Ave Maria University. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $375. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Katy Thoele, (239) 280-1565, [email protected]

13  Treasures of the Sea at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: dressy-casual or fun. Chair: Sheila Clarke. Contact: Sheila Clarke, (239) 398-6783, [email protected] funtimeacademy.org

14  Southwest Florida Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association. 11 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business; red attire encouraged. Chair: Laura Loughran. Contact: Lauren Nutter, (239) 495-4903, [email protected] swflgored.heart.org

14  Valentine’s Day Vow Renewal at the Lovers Key State Park gazebo to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. 10 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: beach-casual. Chair: Flo Alexander. Contact: Flo Alexander, (630) 542-2435. eventbrite.com

15  20th Annual Pet Lovers Gala at the Naples Yacht Club to benefit Humane Society Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: tickets and tables available. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: 20 Chairs for the 20th anniversary. Contact: Meredith McLean, (239) 438-4616, [email protected] hsnaples.org/pet-lovers-gala

15  26th Annual Storybook Ball Honoring Barbara and Tom Fewster and Beverly and Tom Fewster Jr. At the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300; sponsorships available. Dress code: black-tie-optional or themed attire. Contact: Laura Ragain, [email protected] rmhcswfl.org/events

15  Annual Naples Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Hope for Haiti. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Stephanie Jepsen, (239) 434-7183, ext. 203, [email protected] hopeforhaiti.com/event/naples-celebration-event

15  Art Alive Open Studio Tours on-site to benefit the Naples Art District. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: (239) 272-7110. naplesartdistrict.com

15  Cape Coral Charity Car Show at Jaycee Park to benefit the Cape Coral Caring Center. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 parking donation. Dress code: casual. Chair: Phil Deems. Contact: Phil Deems, (239) 945-4545, [email protected] capecoralcharitycarshow.com

15  Celebration of Grace at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: 1920s-themed attire encouraged. Contact: Marianne Lambertson, (239) 234-2403, [email protected] graceplacenaples.org/celebrationofgrace

15  Colors of Hope at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Tumaini Fund USA. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $180. Dress code: resort-casual. Chair: Mike Moore. Contact: Mike Moore, (239) 216-1816, [email protected]

15  Denim and Diamonds at a private home to benefit Track to Trail. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: denim and diamonds; no casual denim. Chairs: Jennifer Marchionda, Suzanne Costa. Contact: Suzanne Costa, (917) 517-6923, [email protected]

15  The Red Dress Party 2020 at The Laboratory Theater of Florida to benefit The McGregor Clinic. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Alexandra Kelner, (239) 334-9555, ext. 8305, [email protected] mcgregorclinic.org/community-events/the-red-dress-party

15 Annual Steps of Hope Walk at Cambier Park to benefit NAMI Collier County. 8 a.m. Contact: Kristin Long, (239) 260-7302, [email protected]

15-16  Sanibel Rotary Arts and Craft Fair to benefit Miracles in Action. 10 a.m. Dress code: casual. miraclesinaction.org

16  10th Annual Tour de Marco on the streets of Marco Island and on-site to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 8 a.m. Tickets: $45 per individual, $55 per family. Dress code: casual. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, [email protected] marcoy.org

16  Gulfshore Opera Gala starring Nathan Gunn at First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 3 p.m. Tickets: $250 per gala package, $75 and up for concert only. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Becky Wilder, Stephanie Schwetz. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org

17  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: $400. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Kathy and Dave Ridenour. Contact: Kaydee Tuff, [email protected] naplesshelter.org/mbh

19  Mentors of IMPACT 2020 at The Club at Mediterra to benefit Earn to Learn FL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: business. Contact: Brenda Tate, (239) 908-0301, [email protected] bit.ly/mentorsofimpact

20  100th Anniversary of Women Voting at the Naples Sailing &Yacht Club to benefit the League of Women Voters of Collier County. Contact: Diana Walsh, [email protected] lwvcolliercounty.org

20  Enchanted Flamboyance: An Evening of Wonder on-site to benefit Everglades Wonder Gardens. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Connie McIntosh, Linda Gutshall. Contact: Thomas Hecker, [email protected] evergladeswondergardens.com

21  2020 Avow’s Charity Adventure at The Naples Wedding Barn to benefit Avow Hospice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: your country best. Honorary chair: Thelma F. Lyon. Contact: Angela Manley, (239) 280-2285, [email protected]

21  Celtic Ball at Club Pelican Bay to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Honorary Chairs: Tom and Jo O’Reilly. Contact: Lena Costain, [email protected]

21  Friends of Artis—Naples Gala on-site to benefit Artis—Naples. 6 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Sheilah Maturo, (239) 254-2719, [email protected] artisnaples.org

21  Imagination Ball at the JW Marriott Marco Island to benefit the American Cancer Society, Marco Island. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chair: Debra Shanahan. Contact: Sue Olszak, [email protected] acsimaginationball.com

21  Lee County Choice Affair at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Rene Givens, (239) 687-2910, [email protected] myplannedparenthood.org/events

21  Vintner Dinners at private residences to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. 7 p.m. Tickets: $1,500 (includes Grand Tasting & Live Auction). Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Heidi Taulman, (239) 433-4260, [email protected] swflwinefest.org 

22  Sneaker Ball 2020 on-site to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA. 7 p.m. Dress code: semi-formal with dress-up sneakers. Contact: Carly Gibb, (239) 963-3771, [email protected] naplesysneakerball.com

22  SWFL Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting & Live Auction at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. Noon. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Heidi Taulman, [email protected] swflwinefest.org

23  Singing for Scholarships at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 455-2582 or (508) 277-2874. voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

24 Escher & Dover Quartets (All Octet Performance) at First United Methodist Church to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Contact: Elizabeth Lynch, [email protected] naplesccc.org

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

25  Opera Naples Gala—Mardi Gras Ball to benefit Opera Naples. 6 p.m. Dress code: formal. Contact: (239) 963-9050, [email protected] operanaples.org

25  Youth of the Year Celebration at Club Pelican Bay to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Anna Eaves, (239) 325-1765, [email protected] bgccc.com

26  Dining in the Dark at TwinEagles Country Club to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $200. Contact: Scott Flagel, (239) 430-3934, [email protected] lighthouseofcollier.org.

27 Give Your Heart to Breast Cancer Care Luncheon at Legends Golf & Country Club to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Janet Darnell. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8540, [email protected] Pfbcc.org

27  20/20 Vision Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Amy Lane, [email protected] bascompalmer.org

27  Fashion Show and Luncheon at the Sanibel Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $45-50; sponsorships $1,000-10,000. Dress code: island business. Chair: Carol Townsley. Contact: Sarah Jacobson, (239) 472-2155. sanibelcommunityhouse.net

27  Kind Mariners Ball at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Bob and Pam Karll. Contact: [email protected] kindmarinersball.com

27  Pacesetter Dinner at Club Pelican Bay to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: invitation only; top 100 annual donors. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: John Cunningham. Contact: Jennifer Pash, [email protected] habitatcollier.org

27-3/1  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. Tickets: $12-100. Dress code: casual and bus-casual. Chair: Kathy Saldivar. Contact: Kathy Saldivar, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org/biff

28 Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffett Tribute) on-site to benefit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 online, $30 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-7419. edisonford.org

29  12th Annual Luncheon at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Thea Cernohous, (239) 948-4146, [email protected] newhorizonsofswfl.org/luncheon

29  2020 STAR Gala: Glamour & Gold at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the STARability Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Carrie Cooney, Laura Georgelos. Contact: Barbara Linstrom, (239) 594-9007, [email protected] starability.org/stargala

29  Bucket List Bash at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the American Cancer Society, Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Anita Lovse. Contact: Ali Levine, (239) 330-3091, [email protected] acsbucketlistbash.com

29  CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction at Riverside Park to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. 5 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Dress code: casual. Contact: Brenda Brooks, (239) 657-2253, [email protected] crewtrust.org

29  Extravaganza 2020 at The Forest Country Club to benefit Canterbury School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Aditi Maheshwari, Jessica Wells. Contact: Katy Tomlinson, (239) 481-4323, ext. 217, [email protected] canterburyfortmyers.org/giving/extravaganza

Also in February:

Copperleaf Cabaret at Copperleaf Golf Club to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. Contact: Amanda Hampton, [email protected]

Baby Basics’ 5K Fun Run/Walking Challenge at North Collier Regional Park to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. 7:45 a.m. Tickets: $25 for one walker and a child, $10 for additional children. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Dick Lynch, Tom Mann. Contact: Dick Lynch, (617) 510-4468, [email protected] babybasicscollier.org

Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic at The Forest Country Club and JetBlue Park to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: golf, business-casual. Chairs: Kristy Gudobba, Jay Fandel. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/redsox

The Chubb Classic Pro-Am at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $2,500. Dress code: evening cocktail. Chair: Cindy Darland. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, [email protected] thefirstteenaplescollier.org

Concert with Edison Festival of Light at City Gate Church to benefit the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. Contact: Anthony Contino, (239) 560-9512. mastersingersfm.com/concerts 

Friends for Friendship to benefit Senior Friendship Health Center. Dress code: casual-cocktail. Chair: Cherry Smith. Contact: (239) 566-7425.

Keep the Wheels Rolling to benefit the Christ Child Society of Naples.

Love Your Neighbor at a private riverfront home in Gulf Harbour to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $200 and up. Dress code: resort-casual. Chairs: Cindie Barker, Teri Palmer. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org

Providence House Annual Tea Party at Elegant Manor to benefit Providence House. 2 p.m. Tickets: $100. Contact: Carmen Cisneros, (239) 692-8779, [email protected] providencehousenaples.org

Purses for Pooches to benefit the Animal Refuge Center. Noon. Tickets: $45. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Christina Hollis. Contact: Betty Hughes, (239) 841-0810, [email protected] animalrefugecenter.com

Scholarship Program 50th Anniversary Celebration to benefit the Music Foundation of Greater Naples. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Myra Williams. Contact: Myra Williams, (609) 933-0303, [email protected] musicfoundationnaples.org

Walk of Remembrance at North Collier Regional Park to benefit The Compassionate Friends of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: active. Chair: Linda Wallace. Contact: Linda Wallace, (239) 690-7801. tcfswfl.org 

Wine & Wildlife to benefit the South Florida National Parks Trust. Chair: Fran Mainella. Contact: Jessica Pierce, (305) 665-4769, [email protected]

 

MARCH ’20

1  TD Bank Naples Bike Brunch at Lowdermilk Beach Park to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition. 7 a.m. Tickets: $40-60. Dress code: casual. Chair: Craig Manchen. Contact: Craig Manchen, (216) 926-4399, [email protected] registerbikebrunch.com

1 Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Gulf Coast Symphony at Barbara B, Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. 7 p.m. Contact: Anthony Contino, (239) 560-9512. mastersingersfm.com/concerts

1 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Dave Drewek, (239) 270-1221, [email protected] naplesconcertband.org

2  10th Annual Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway Gala—Roaring into the 20s at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. 5 p.m. Tickets: $600. Dress code: 1920s glamour. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 261-7529, ext. 206, [email protected] gulfshoreplayhouse.org

2  Naples Tables- Celebrating 2020 with Panache! at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort to benefit The League Club. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Joan Lewis. Contact: (239) 353-3100.

2  Stay at Home and Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday at private residences to benefit Books for Collier Kids. Tickets: $500 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Nora Kolmer, Jennifer Siegal-Miller. Contact: Nora Kolmer, (239) 598-9598, [email protected] booksforcollierkids.org

2  Triumph 2020 at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit The Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Maureen Lerner, Estelle Price, Rosalee Bogo, Goldie Bertone, Jack Nortman, Diane McGinty. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200; [email protected] holocaustmuseumswfl.org

2-3  NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the Community Foundation of Collier County. Dress code: smart/resort-casual. Chair: Stacey Warwick. Contact: [email protected] naplesnext.com

4 Art Alive Open Studio Tourson-site to benefit the Naples Art District. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: (239) 272-7110. naplesartdistrict.com

4  Annual Winston Churchill Dinner at Tiburón Golf Club to benefit the English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Pamela Voss, Karen Lannan. Contact: Karen Lannan, [email protected] esuus.org/naples

4  Secret Garden Gala at Southwest Florida Event Center to benefit Kids’ Minds Matter. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Susan Goldy, Scott Spiezle. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/secretgarden

5  Benefit Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to Sunlght Home. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Dolores Sire Sullivan. Contact: Linda Hale, (239) 352-0251, [email protected] sunlighthome.org

5  Colors of the Sea Fashion Show at The Landings Yacht & Country Club to benefit Regional Cancer Center. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business. Chair: Mark Weber. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, [email protected] leehealthfoundation.org/fashionforcancer

5  “Eye on the Cure” Ninth Annual Fundraiser & Cocktail Reception at The Players Club at Lely Resort to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Bobbie Ramsey. Contact: Bobbie Ramsey, (440) 785-2656.

5  Magic Under the Mangroves on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $750 per person, $3,500-$35,000 per patron package. Dress code: eco-chic. Chair: Carol Dinardo. Vice chair: Katrina Kash. Contact: Chanel McGregor, (239) 403-4200, [email protected] conservancy.org/magic

5  Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln to benefit Community Cooperative. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Stefanie Edwards, (239) 461-2802, 

5  A Step Forward Overcoming Obstacles at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $225 and up. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Linda Goldfield, (234) 417-3465, [email protected] parkinsonassociationswfl.org

5  Style & Song Luncheon at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Gulfshore Opera. Noon. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org

5  WHY Cook on-site to benefit Bonita Springs YMCA. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Jamie Browning, [email protected] swflymca.org/events

5-7  83rd Annual Sanibel Shell Festival at the Sanibel Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 door donation. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Sanibel-Captiva Shell Club & Sanibel Community Association Shellcrafters. sanibelcommunityhouse.net

7  Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Barbara Neff, Rachel Keller. Contact: [email protected] catholiccharitiesdov.org

7  Immokalee Cattle Drive at Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch to benefit Friends of the Collier County Museums. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: ranch wear. Chair: William Dwight. Contact: (239) 315-2843. foccm.com

7  JDRF Hope Gala at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit JDRF South Gulf Coast. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Julie Danner, Ashley Gerry, Nathalie Ralton. Contact: Kathy Cleeland, [email protected] jdrfhopegalanaples.com

7  Low-cost Vaccine Clinic at Max Hasse Park to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 per shot. Contact: Phyllis Estes, (239) 290-6274. vsarescue.org 

7  Passport to the World at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hodges University. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: April May, [email protected] hodges.edu

7  Pink Luminary Walk at Coconut Point to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 6 p.m. Tickets: $10 donation. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Gail Marra, Janet Darnell. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8540, [email protected] pfbcc.org

7 Neil Zirconia (Neil Diamond Tribute) on-site to benefit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 online, $30 at the door. Dress code: casual. Contact: (239) 334-7419. edisonford.org

9  Merman & Me: My Life in the Original Cast of Gypsy to benefit TheatreZone. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Chairs: Sarann Kraushaar, Patti Salvagio. Contact: Ellen Elleman, (239) 451-3266, [email protected] theatre.zone

9 Miro Quartet with Clive Greensmith at Sugden Community Theatre to benefit Classic Chamber Concerts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $60. Contact: Elizabeth Lynch, [email protected] naplesccc.org

10  Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee County. 1 p.m. Tickets: $60. Chairs: Sally Jackson, Carol Rae Culliton. pacecenter.org/lee

11 Popo Flanigan Artist Reception on-site to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kristen Donovan, (239) 254-8242, [email protected] uaccollier.org

11  12th Annual Marco Mutts & Martinis at The Esplanade to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 4 p.m. Tickets: $5 donation. Dress code: casual. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, [email protected] marcoy.org

12  Benefit Dinner 2020 at McGregor Baptist Church to benefit Lifeline Family Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: see website. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Bethany Freer. Contact: Bethany Freer, (239) 242-7238, [email protected] benefitdinnerlfc.org

12 Art of the Handbagat the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6 p.m. Tickets: $55. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Sheri Rouleau. Contact: Sheri Rouleau, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org/events/handbags

13  11th Annual Bash for the Bay at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: Naples-casual. Chairs: Kim Collins, Milda Vaivada, Karyn Capozzo. Contact: (239) 530-5972, [email protected] rookerybay.org

13  Author Talk on-site to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 3 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Marcia Sack, Mary Giannini. Contact: Marcia Sack, (269) 330-8898, [email protected]; Mary Giannini, (914) 471-7600, [email protected] napleswomansclub.org

13  Long Table Dinner and Auction at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Amy Wiggins. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, [email protected] echonet.org/long-table-dinner

13  Mission 2244 Gala at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit The Fallen Officers. 5 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Mike Randall, (239) 227-9696, [email protected] thefallenofficers.com

13-14  Global Food and Farm Festival at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Chairs: Amy Wiggins, John R. Smith, Danielle Flood. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, [email protected] echonet.org/food-and-farm-festival

14  Naples Community Orchestra with guest soloist Dror Biran at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit Naples Community Orchestra. 7 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $30 per individual concert, $100 per series. Contact: Karen Marcotte (239) 777-5727. naplescommunityorchestra.org

14  Experience Ethiopia at NGALA Wildlife Preserve to benefit the Grace Center Foundation. Contact: Marcie Erickson, (239) 465-6435. 

14  A Peek at the Unique Tour of Island Homes at Sanibel Community Church to benefit the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual; good walking shoes. Chair: Susan Tucker. Contact: [email protected] zontasancap.com/events/peek/index.cfm

14  Rally for Good at Ultimate Garages to benefit The Salvation Army Naples. 10 a.m. Tickets: $500 per driver.

14 LEAP Piano Recitalat Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples to benefit the Music Foundation of Greater Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Sonya Light. Contact: Sonya Light, (301) 529-4425, [email protected] musicfoundationnaples.org

15  Taste of Love at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit Special Equestrians. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual with a Western theme. Chairs: Adele Smith, Freda Jones, Jan Fifer. Contact: Jan Fifer, (239) 851-7070, [email protected] specialequestrians.net

16  Friends of Hope Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hope Healthcare. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: spring-chic. Chairs: Barbara Caccese, Etta Smith. Contact: Amy Objartel, (239) 985-7726, [email protected] hopehcs.org/foh

18  La Boheme at Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 7 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, [email protected] gulfshoreopera.org

18-19 Annual Luncheonat Bonita Bay Club to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $70. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Loretta Menuez, Aimee Harrison. Contact: Loretta Menuez, (239) 495-8989, [email protected] artcenterbonita.org/events/luncheon

19  Doing the Most Good Civic Lunch at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Salvation Army Naples. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Stephanie Dixon.

19-21  Shell Show and Art Sale at Dissiler Hall, United Church of Marco, to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $2 donation. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jae Kellogg. marcoshellclub.com

20  Boogie Bash—Venetian Masquerade at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m. Tickets: $325 per person, $425 per patron. Dress code: business-casual, themed. Chairs: Michael and Edee DeLuca, Brian and Nicole Roland. Contact: Michelle Kennedy, (239) 262-1808, [email protected] friendsoffosterchildren.net/fundraising-events

20 Flea Market on-site to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Kathy Abraham, Pam Zbierajewski. Contact: Kathy Abraham, (239) 262-2724, [email protected]; Pam Zbierajewski, (419) 261-4907, [email protected] napleswomansclub.org

20  Chair-a-tea at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual with hats. Contact: Karen Watson, (239) 267-4663, [email protected]

20-21  Naples Flower Show “Vision 2020” at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. 9 a.m. Tickets: included in garden admission. Dress code: casual. Chair: Terry Aufranc. Contact: Terry Aufranc, [email protected] naplesgardenclub.org

21 Haegg Music Recital at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples to benefit the Music Foundation of Greater Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Loretta Myers. Contact: Loretta Myers, (239) 595-6265, [email protected] musicfoundationnaples.org

21  Annual Life Saver Event, an evening with Abby Johnson and Ashley Bratcher, at the Hilton Naples to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $720 per couple. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: David Joyce. Contact: Domenick Micillo, (239) 262-6381, [email protected] lifesaverevent.com

21  Art & Design Expo on-site to benefit the Naples Art District. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: (239) 272-7110. naplesartdistrict.com

21  Brain Fair 2020 at the South Regional Library of Collier County to benefit Miracles Among Us. 1 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Marjorie Appleby, Jill Caballero. Contact: Suzan Berg, [email protected] miraclesamongus.org

21  Venetian Charity Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: [email protected] catholiccharitiesdov.org

21  Wine Women & Shoes – Naples at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) Foundation. 11 a.m. Tickets: $250 per general admission, $300 per VIP. Dress code: cocktail; fabulous shoes. Chairs: Dr. Faithlore Gardner, Dr. Sylvia Romero. Contact: Taylor Montgomery, (727) 288-6471, [email protected] foundation.flcancer.com/naples2020/

22 Voices of Naples on Broadway at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, The Parish Life Center, to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: free will offering. Dress code: casyal. Contact: [email protected] voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

23  The JHSSWF 10th Anniversary Celebration with Naples Mayor Bill Barnett at the Hilton Naples to benefit the Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $225. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Sandra Lee Buxton, Charlane King. Contact: Marina Berkovich, (833) 547-7935, [email protected] jhsswf.org

24  18th Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at Lexington Country Club to benefit the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $55. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Betty Busselberg. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 432-2223, [email protected] candlelightersswfl.org

26  Chefs’ Cooking for Kids at the Burroughs Home & Gardens to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Darla Bonk. Contact: Ashley Kilmer, (941) 303-6011, [email protected] one.bidpal.net/ccfk2020

26 Naples ALS Galaat the Ritz-Carlton to benefit ALS Association Florida Chapter. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress Code: resort casual. Chairs: Susan Barreiro and Jackie Spahl. Contact: Susan Barreiro, (239) 821-0149, [email protected] NaplesALSGala.com

27  Artful Intersections at the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club to benefit Friends of the Mound House. 7 p.m. Dress code: tropical-casual. Chair: Gayle Pergoli. Contact: Gayle Pergoli, [email protected] moundhouse.org

27  Big Impressions by Little Artists Gala at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: creative cocktail. Contact: Laura Bidireanu, (239) 643-3908, [email protected] collierchildcare.org/gala 

27  Run 4 The Cause—Neon Night 5K at Living Waters Church to benefit Christy’s Cause. 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $35 per first runner, $30 per second. Dress code: running. Chairs: Anthony Gigliotti, Shawn Everett. Contact: Christy Ivie, [email protected] christyscause.com

27 2020 Paragon Awards: Recognizing Excellence & Impact on Youth at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Anna Eaves, (239) 325-1765, [email protected] bgccc.com

28  Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: formal. Chairs: Nancy Barbounis, Danielle Bishop. Contact: Taylor Marini, (239) 597-7575, [email protected] 501auctions.com/csnangelball

28  Annual Gala & Auction on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: themed casual. Chair: Jeff Brown. Contact: Jeff Brown, (239) 274-6730, [email protected] bvhs.org/gala-2020

28  Beach Ball Cuisine at Venue Naples to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 5 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: resort dining-chic. Contact: Bryan Lee, (239) 263-8383. caccollier.org

28  Florida Repertory Theatre Fundraising Gala at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Renee Pesci. Contact: Renee Pesci, (239) 219-1540, [email protected] floridarep.org/donate/fundraising-gala

28  For the Love of Art on-site to benefit the Naples Art Association. 7 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Douglas Olsen, Philip Douglas. Contact: Elle Young, [email protected] naplesart.org

28  Fourth Annual Stroke Victor Golf Scramble at Quail Village Golf Club to benefit the Stroke Recovery Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Chairs: Debbie and Bob Mandell. Contact: Bob Mandell, (239) 249-9575, [email protected]

28  Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: John and Kelly DeAngelis. Contact: Zannon Garza, (239) 495-4914, [email protected] swflheartball.heart.org

28  Voices of Hope Gala at The Club at Grandezza to benefit the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: formal. Chairs: Jennifer Siegal-Miller, Peter Knize. Contact: Roxanne Dyer, (239) 533-1435, [email protected] voicesforkids.org

28  WGCU Kids Day at WGCU’s Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, to benefit WGCU Public Media. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Anne Stavely. Contact: Anne Stavely, (239) 590-2329, [email protected] wgcu.org/events

28 GLAD Kids Golf Tournament at The Club at Shell Point to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $125 and up. Dress code: golf. Chair: Pat Ostrom. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org

29  Power of Community Celebration at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. 11 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Arlene Sobol. Contact: Julie Hartline, (239) 263-4205, [email protected] Jewishnaples.org

30  JDRF Lucas Cup PRO-AM at Bonita Bay Club to benefit JDRF South Gulf Coast. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $3,000. Dress code: golf-casual. Chair: Lisa Lye. Contact: Lisa Lye, (239) 248-1750, [email protected] thelucascupfoundation.com

Also in March:

10 Millionth Diaper Celebration at Waterside Shops to benefit Baby Basics of Collier County. babybasicscollier.org

Celebration of Hope to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: free; sponsorships available. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Nick Porter, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, [email protected] stmatthewshouse.org/events

Guild Spring Luncheon to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 11 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: country club-casual. Contact: Marcie Burland, (239) 316-7416. neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/guild

Hats for Cats to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance. Contact: [email protected] naplescatalliance.org

Homes with Heart Luncheon at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Protected Harbor. godsprotectedharbor.org

Lee County Diabetes & Wellness Conference to benefit Help a Diabetic Child. 10 a.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tami Balavage, (239) 821-5051, [email protected] swfldiabetes.com

Sips and Saddles at a private farm estate to benefit NAMI Collier County. 4 p.m. Contact: Kristin Long, (239) 260-7302, [email protected]

Tom Monaghan Birthday Celebration & 20th Anniversary on-site to benefit Ave Maria School of Law. 6 p.m. Tickets: TBD. Dress code: TBD. Chairs: Donna Heiser, Catherine Bequette. Contact: Catherine Bequette, (239) 687-5341, [email protected] avemarialaw.edu

The Heights Foundation 20th Anniversary Celebrationat The Heights Center to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 6 p.m. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, [email protected] heightsfoundation.org

 

APRIL ’20

2  Blooms and Babies at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual, no denim. Contact: Hannah Custer, (239) 217-4838, [email protected] supportprc.org/events/3rd-annual-blooms-babies

2  Bubbles, Brushes & Bling at Naples Bay Resort to benefit ABLE Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Kim Raiser, John Diaz. Contact: Kim Raiser, (239) 352-7600, [email protected] theableacademy.org

2  The Gala for SBDAC on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 6 p.m. Dress code: cocktail-casual. Chairs: Marc Collins, Todd Schusterman, Dwayne Bergmann. Contact: Jim Griffith, (239) 333-1933. sbdac.com

2  What’s It Worth? Antique Appraisal Event with Dr. Lori Verderame at Wang Opera Center to benefit Fun Time Academy. funtimeacademy.org

2  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. Chair: Heather Tice. Contact: Jennifer Weidenbruch, (239) 449-0209, [email protected] rickykingfund.org

2-5 Beauty and the Beast—Theater Production on-site to benefit Bishop Verot Catholic High School. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Chair: Lisa Clark. Contact: Lisa Clark, (239) 274-6700, [email protected] bvhs.org

3  April Foolin’ in the Garden on-site to benefit Naples Botanical Garden. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $550 per person, $5,500 and up per table host. Dress code: colorful cocktail. Chair: Christine Williamson, Honorary co-chairs: Jane Purdy Berger, Leslie and Joe Fogg, Kathleen and Scott Kapnick, Karen and Bob Scott, Vicky and David Smith. (239) 315-7200. naplesgarden.org/calendar/april-fooling-in-the-garden

3  A Fashion Night in Black & White at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: black and white semi-formal. Contact: Nickole Hendra, (239) 689-4992, [email protected] swflorida.dressforsuccess.org

3  Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner 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, [email protected] championsforlearning.org/ga

3  Season Finale—Spring Concert  at First Presbyterian Church Cape Coral to benefit the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. 7 p.m. Contact: Anthony Contino, (239) 560-9512. mastersingersfm.com/concerts

3  Sound Minds Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: business. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, [email protected] dlcsoundminds.org

3  Southern Comfort on Sanibel at the Sanibel Community House to benefit the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). 6 p.m. Tickets: $90 per general admission, $75 per early bird. Dress code: casual. Contact: Mary C. Schoeffel, (239) 472-3644, ext. 232, [email protected] crowclinic.org/articles/southern-comfort-on-sanibel-2

4  40th Anniversary Celebration! to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. Contact: Kristen Donovan, (239) 254-8242, [email protected] uaccollier.org

4  Avow’s Butterfly Release at Cambier Park to benefit Avow Hospice. 9 a.m. Tickets: free to attend, $50 to register a name to be read. Contact: Angela Manley, (239) 280-2285, [email protected]

4  Big Green EGGfest at Riverside Park to benefit Farm City BBQ. 11 a.m. Tickets: $20. Dress code: casual and comfortable. Chair: Michael Wynn. Contact: Cyndee Woolley, (239) 571-3174, [email protected] farmcitybbq.com

4  The Fast & The Furriest 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society. 7:30 a.m. Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 332-0364, [email protected] gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/the-fast–the-furriest.html

4  IMAG Gala on-site to benefit the IMAG History & Science Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Kelli King, [email protected] theimag.org

4  Kensington Home Base Golf Outing at Kensington Golf Club to benefit Home Base Veteran and Family Care SWFL. 11 a.m. Dress code: golf. Chair: Gen. Frederick Franks. Contact: Bob O’Brien, (614) 975-0424, [email protected]

4  Octifest on the Beach at the Sanibel Causeway, Island A, to benefit Sanibel Sea School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Chrissy Basturk, (239) 472-8585, [email protected] octifest.org

4  Scholarship Luncheon at M Waterfront Restaurant to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $35. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, [email protected] aauwgnb.org

5  11th Annual BBQ, Bands & Brew at Centennial Park to benefit Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Becky Swift, Mandi Wray, Annette Nilles. Contact: Becky Swift, (239) 938-0056, [email protected] bbqbandsandbrew.com

5  Season Finale—Spring Concert at First Presbyterian Church Bonita Springs to benefit the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. 3 p.m. Contact: Anthony Contino, (239) 560-9512. mastersingersfm.com/concerts

7  Bags & Bow Ties at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 4 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Roz Travis. Vice chair: Judi Embrescia. Contact: Kaydee Tuff, [email protected] naplesshelter.org/bbt

9 Luau at the Lovers Key State Park gazebo to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 per FOLKs member and $60 per non-member before Feb. 9, 2020; $60 per FOLKs member and $70 per non-member after Feb. 9, 2020. Dress code: beach-casual. Chair: Flo Alexander. Contact: Flo Alexander, (630) 542-2435. eventbrite.com

11  Pinwheels at the Pier on the beach at the Naples Pier to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: beach. Contact: Bryan Lee, (239) 263-8383. caccollier.org

11  Wellfit Girls 5K to benefit the Wellfit Girls Program SWFL. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: running; tutus and Easter attire encouraged. Contact: Brooke Spencer, (239) 333-9502, [email protected] runsignup.com/hoptothetop

16  Drive Out Hunger at The Club at Grandezza to benefit Interfaith Charities of South Lee. 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Lisa Wilkes. Contact: [email protected] icslee.org

16  JA Business Hall of Fame, Lee County at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Junior Achievement of SWFL. 5 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business. Contact: Stephanie Hoffman, (239) 225-2590, [email protected] jaswfl.org

17  Golden Apple Recognition Banquet at the Hyatt Regency at Coconut Point Resort & Spa. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $160. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Beverly Burke, [email protected] leeschoolfoundation.org

17-18 Naples Community Orchestra with guest soloist Stella Chen at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit Naples Community Orchestra. 7 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $30 per individual concert, $100 per series. Contact: Karen Marcotte, (239) 777-5727. naplescommunityorchestra.org

18  Earth Day Festival – 50th Anniversary Celebration on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 10 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child, free for Conservancy members. Dress code: casual. Contact: Chanel McGregor, (239) 403-4200, [email protected] conservancy.org/earthday

18  Friendship Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Best Buddies International—Southwest Florida. 7:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Cindy Lingley. Contact: Melanie Musick, (239) 275-2510, [email protected] bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/southwestflorida

18 Fairways for the Future Annual Golf Tournament at Lely Golf & Country Club to benefit Youth Haven. 1 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: golf. Contact: Laura Lafakis, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org/event/fairways-for-the-future

19 Scholarship Reception on-site to benefit the Naples Woman’s Club. 3 p.m. Tickets: dree. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Carolyn Melvin. Contact: Carolyn Melvin, (614) 327-3009, [email protected] napleswomansclub.org

19  Coppelia at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. 4 p.m. Contact: (239) 590-6191, [email protected] gsballet.org, bbmannpah.com, gulfcoastsymphony.org

19  YogaCAN at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 9 a.m. Tickets: $45-$65. Dress code: yoga. Chair: Dr. Joel Waltzer. Honorary co-chairs: Lisa Dimond, Heather Caine. Contact: [email protected] yogacan.org

20  Fifth Annual St. Vincent de Paul Society Golf Tournament at The Club at The Strand to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Naples District. 8 a.m. Tickets: $175 per player. Dress code: golf. Chair: Diane Van Parys. Contact: Stanton Cadow, (239) 775-1667, [email protected] svdpnaples.org

 23  12th Annual Barrister’s Bash at the Hilton Naples to benefit Legal Aid Service of Collier County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Kelley Geraghty Price. Contact: Jeff Ahren, (239) 298-8130, [email protected] collierlegalaid.org/bash

23  Tutor Corps Celebration Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business. Contact: Jamie Brown, (239) 963-8715, [email protected] guadalupecenter.org

24-5/3  The StayinMay Festival at venues across Southwest Florida to benefit The StayinMayFestival. stayinmay.com

25  Collier March for Babies at North Collier Regional Park/Sun-N-Fun Lagoon to benefit March of Dimes. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Clark, (239) 271-2564, [email protected] marchforbabies.org

 

25  Museum Birthday at the Museum of the Everglades to benefit Friends of the Museum of the Everglades. 10 a.m. Tickets: Free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Marya Repko, (239) 695-2905, [email protected] evergladesmuseum.org

25  Seaside Celebration Auction at a private club in Naples to benefit Saint Ann School. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: dressy-casual. Contact: Tracy Farley, (239) 262-4110, [email protected] stann.net

25  SWFL March for Babies at Centenial Park to benefit March of Dimes. 8 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Clark, (239) 271-2564, [email protected] marchforbabies.org

29-30  Don Giovanni at Artis—Naples to benefit Opera Naples. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-125. Contact: (239) 963-9050, [email protected] operanaples.org

30  Night on the Town at The Veranda restaurant to benefit Foster Care Advisory Services. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Rena Gezzar, Karen Stubbs. Contact: Charles Johnson, (239) 989-8663, [email protected] fostercareadvisory.org

Also in April:

23rd Annual Gene Doyle Fishing Tournament to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. Tickets: varies. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Claudine Auclair, Normand Giguere. Contact: Claudine Auclair, (239) 595-2394, [email protected] genedoyle.org

Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit Physician Led Access Network (PLAN) of Collier County. plancc.org

Dining in the Dark to benefit Lighthouse of SWFL. Contact: Amy Turner, (239) 997-7797, [email protected]

Fourth Annual Bling & Bags Bingo at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Candis Loving. Contact: Lisa Rizzio, (239) 939-2808, [email protected] cac-swfl.org

Kitten Shower at Bramble’s Tea Room to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance. naplescatalliance.org

Throw a Girl a Lifeline Luncheon at Quail West Country Club to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Pat Patterson, Kristin Cartwright. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, [email protected] pacecenter.org/collier

(Tentative) Young Professional Strides Hole Masters for Horse Corn Hole Tournamenton-site to benefit the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. Noon. Tickets: $40 per team, $15 per guest. Dress code: casual. Chair: Brian McNamara. Contact: Missy Saracino-Lamont, (239) 596-2988, [email protected] naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org/hole-masters-for-horses

 

MAY ’20

1  Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic at Bonita Bay Club Naples to benefit the Guadalupe Center. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $350 per golfer. Dress code: golf. Chair: Jackie Vasey. Contact: Jamie Brown, (239) 963-8715, [email protected] guadalupecenter.org

2  Apple Blossom Teacher of the Year Awards at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR). 11 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: casual-dressy. Contact: Laura Bidireanu, (239) 643-3908, [email protected] collierchildcare.org/apple-blossom-awards

2  Derby Dash at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. 5 p.m. Tickets: $75-$100. Dress code: garden-cocktail. Contact: Valentina Gutierrez, [email protected] naplesjuniors.com/derby-dash

2  Kentucky Derby Party on-site to benefit the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 4 p.m. Tickets: $75 per outdoor seat, $125 per indoor seat, $1,000 per table of eight. Dress code: Derby chic; hats for ladies and crazy pants for men. Chair: Lee Pinto. Contact: Missy Saracino-Lamont, (239) 596-2988, [email protected] naplestherapeutic

ridingcenter.org/kentucky-derby 

3  Liberty Mutual Invitational golf tournament at Quail West Country Club to benefit Swinging with Purpose. 1 p.m. Tickets: $350 per player. Dress code: golf. Contact: [email protected] swingingwithpurpose.org

3  Mac and Cheese Challenge at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10-30. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, (239) 992-9474, [email protected]

8  Aiming for Ability at Sarasota Trap, Skeet & Clays to benefit LARC. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: casual. Contact: Angela Katz, (239) 334-6285, ext. 229, [email protected] larcleecounty.org/events/clay-shooting-tournament

9  25th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay Club East to benefit the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf. Chair: Michael Constantine. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 432-2223, [email protected] candlelightersswfl.org

9  George DeMarco Memorial Golf Tournament at Forest Glen Golf & Country Club to benefit the George DeMarco Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $150 per player. Dress code: golf. Contact: Carla DeMarco, [email protected]

9  Lipman Family Farms Golf Classic at Naples Heritage Golf and Country Club to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: sponsorships start at $1,000 per foursome. Dress code: golf. Chair: Jamie Weisinger. Contact: Clay Hollenkamp, (813) 215-5803, [email protected] rcma.net/golf-tournament

9  Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at the Collier Harvest Warehouse to benefit the Collier Harvest Foundation. 1 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: lightweight, outside active wear. Chair: Annette Kirk. Contact: Annette Kirk, (239) 405-0921, [email protected] collier harvest.org

9 Turtle Trot at Lovers Key State Park to benefit Friends of Lovers Key. 8 a.m. Dress code: running. Contact: Flo Alexander, [email protected]

28-6/10  Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week from Marco Island to Cape Coral to benefit the Sizzle SWFL FGCU Food & Beverage Scholarship. Tickets: $16, $21, $26 or $36. Contact: Guy Clarke, (239) 405-7767, [email protected] sizzlerestaurantweek.com

Also in May:

Goodwill Golf Classic to benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida. Contact: Carolyn Johnson, (239) 995-2106, [email protected]

Providence House Annual Prayer Breakfast at the Hilton Naples to benefit Providence House. 9 a.m. Tickets: $50. Contact: Carmen Cisneros, (239) 692-8779, [email protected] providencehousenaples.org

23rd Annual Dean Lind Memorial Golf Classic to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 8 a.m. Tickets: $1,000; sponsorships available. Dress code: golf. Chair: David Gordley. Contact: Nick Porter, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, [email protected]

Crazy Pantz at The Players Club and Spa to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 6 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: fun. Chairs: Kaleigh Grover, Claudine Leger-Wetzel. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878. pacecenter.org/collier-crazy-pantz

JUNE ’20

Ninth Annual DLC Young Executives Sunset Cruise at the Naples Princess to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, [email protected] dlcyoungexecutives.org

JULY ’20

Christmas in July Back to School Event to benefit Bikes for Tykes. bikesfortykes.org

Sixth Annual Grouper Slam at Port Sanibel Marina to benefit LARC. 6 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Alex Newman. Contact: Angela Katz, (239) 334-6285, ext. 229, [email protected] fishgrouperslam.com

AUGUST ’20

15  Laughter Is the Best Medicine at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit Salus Care. 7 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Marc Collins. Contact: Todd Cordisco, (239) 791-1575, [email protected] saluscarecomedynight.org

26  Love That Dress! 12 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Estero to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee County. 6 p.m. Tickets: $30. Chair: Jennifer Pfenninger. lovethatdressleecounty.com

also in August

Love That Dress! 10 at The-Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Pace Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 5 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: fun. Chairs: Melissa Cambpell Speech, Amber Phillips. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, [email protected] lovethatdress.org

Paws 4 Kids at Mercato to benefit Youth Haven. 9 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Laura Lafakis, (239) 774-2904, [email protected] youthhavenswfl.org/event/paws-4-kids