Fat Pelican Sushi
591 South Collier Boulevard
At Fat Pelican Sushi, Southwest Floridians have an outstanding opportunity to experience world-class sushi. Kazuo Seto is from Tokyo and has more than 17 years' experience as a master sushi chef. Starters include a chef's sampler with spicy tuna and ...More about Fat Pelican Sushi »
869 103rd Avenue North
Buried in a nondescript North Naples strip center, Sushi Thai boasts an impressively impeccable decor and some pretty good sushi. Avoid the regular entrees, grab a Thai iced tea and you’re good to go. The decor is a what could ...More about Sushi Thai of Naples »
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Temple Shalom Sisterhood will present “Time for the Glitz,” a fashion show, at 11 a.m. today at the Club at Olde Cypress, 7165 Treeline Drive, Naples. Designer clothing sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue will be featured and lunch will be served to benefit the temple’s children’s education program. $65. Information: 592-7353 or 430-4510
■ The Marco Island chapter of the Friends of the Library is raffling off a Smart Car on March 5 at the Marco Library. Tickets are $50 each or three for $100 available at the library, 210 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. Information: 394-3272
■ The Philharmonic Center for the Arts is raffling off a Regents Seven Seas cruise during the Michael Bolton concert on Jan. 31. $100, two tickets at 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Information: 597-1900
Youth Haven will benefit from the Wyndemere Tradition tournament at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at Wyndemere Country Club, 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples. Registration and lunch begins at 11 a.m. $225, Wyndemere residents; $250, all others. Information: 774-2904, ext. 205
Geoff Colvin, Fortune magazine’s senior editor-at-large, will be keynote speaker at the Gentlemen Against Domestic Violence luncheon sponsored by the Shelter for Abused Women & Children on Jan. 14 at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples.
High tea and fashion show
A high tea and fashion show is being sponsored by Naples Founders Club of Ave Maria University 12:30-3 p.m. Jan. 15 at Ave Maria University, Ave Maria. $40. Information: 649-5323
The great Venetian duck race will be 1 p.m. Jan. 17 at Village on Venetian Bay, 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples, to benefit the Children’s Museum of Naples. Ducks are $10 and winners have a chance to win a family cruise and $1 million. Information: 213-9980
■ The Marco Island Sail & Power Squadron is sponsoring a wine and hors d’oeuvres party 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Parish Center, Marco Island. The event also features raffles, door prizes and a silent auction. $15. Information: 394-0621 or 970-0331
■ 21st Century CARE will sponsor a Physician’s Casino Night 6-11 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. $275. Information: (239) 936-3756
■ “Music, Magic and More!” — Collier County Haddassah’s fundraiser — will be 6:15 p.m. Jan. 27 at Vineyards Country Club, 400 Vineyards Blvd., Naples. Proceeds benefit the building of the Sarah Wetsman Davisdon Tower at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Information: 992-5119
AARP needs volunteers for its Tax Aide program, to work four hours a week from January to April. Training, support and supervision will be provided. Information: 834-1342
New donation location
Goodwill has opened a donation center at Gulf Coast Town Center next to Dick’s Sporting Goods, 10011 Gulf Center Drive, Fort Myers. The center is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Information: www.goodwillswfl.org
■ Bonita Bay Group employees pledged $222,826 to the United Way of Lee County. Bonita Bay Group Chairman David Lucas personally matched the pledged amount.
■ Books-A-Million stores donated $1,850 to Avow Hospice through a discount coupon promotion held in November.
■ First Dance Studio raised $350 for the Make-a-Wish Foundation during its December holiday parties.
■ Lee Collier Business Women collected 100 toys for children at the Abuse Counseling and Treatment shelter.
■ The Garden Club of Naples provided a grant of $10,000 to fund landscaping for 29 homes in the Habitat for Humanity neighborhood of Trail Ridge.
■ The Neighborhood Health Clinic received a $5,000 grant from the Key Foundation. The grant will go toward expenses related to colon cancer screening research. The clinic also received a $2,500 grant from the Bank of America Foundation for its dental program.
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