Here is a list of current benefits from across Southwest Florida:

Sip and shop

A jewelry shopping fundraiser to help a local family with mounting medical expenses will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Uno Chicago Grill, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Information: (419) 350-9058

Red, white and roulette

Red, White and Roulette, a casino style fundraiser for the Friends of the Library of Collier County, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Italian-American Club, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples. $30. Information: 262-8135

Pet adoption

Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue Inc. will sponsor pet adoptions from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petco, 6424 Naples Blvd., Naples. Information: 254-0263

Vaccination clinic

Volunteer Services for Animals Inc. is sponsoring a vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Max A. Hasse Jr. Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. Previous rabies records are required. $10, cash only. Information: 261-4768

Shy wolf

A fundraiser for the Shy Wolf Sanctuary will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 1161 27th St. SW, Naples. The event features beverages, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and photos with Santa Claws (a wolf dog). $25. Information: 290-9867

Fashion show and lunch

A fashion show and luncheon to benefit the scholarship fund of Eden Florida will be held at noon Monday at Carrabba’s, 4320 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $50. Information: 293-4244 or 440-3534

Food drive

Carole Peck Financial Center is hosting a food drive for the Bonita Springs Assistance office and will accept donations through Nov. 30 at 3521 Bonita Bay Blvd., Bonita Springs. Information: 949-7100

Christmas for children

The Chickee Bar at the Cove Yacht Club invites the public to its private club for a drink to benefit Christmas for Children at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Cove Inn Hotel, 900 Broad Ave. S., Naples. The project provides local children with gifts and all the trimmings for a happy holiday. The organization also provides tutoring programs at Lely and Calusa Park elementary schools.

Wine and appetizers

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will benefit from the two glasses of wine and hot hors d’oeuvres buffet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at The Grape, Coconut Point, 23161 Village Shops Way, Estero. $20, advance; $25, at door. Reservations are required by Monday. Information: 992-5040

Eye for art

The “Eye for Art,” a fundraiser for Lighthouse of Collier, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 12 at 457 Bayfront Place, Naples. Meet local artists and enjoy refreshments. A percentage of sales will be donated to Lighthouse of Collier. Information: 265-5355

Yard sale

The Shy Wolf Sanctuary will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14 at 1161 27th St. SW, Naples. Information: 455-1698

Equestrian challenge

Naples Equestrian Challenge is sponsoring a barn dance with line dancing, live country music, lassoing, mechanical bull rides and food from 7 to 11 p.m. Nov. 14 at 206 Ridge Drive, Naples. $175. Information: 596-2988

Fall festival

St. Matthew’s House’s fall festival and food drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at Fleischmann Park, 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples. The event features live bluegrass music, a thrift store mobile boutiques, holiday photography by Brian Gore, food, games and prizes. Information: 298-5026

Cancer awareness

Viva Naples is hosting an awareness benefit for the American Cancer Society at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at AZN, the Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples. The event features appetizers and a drink of choice. $20. Information and reservations: 261-0337, ext. 117


Ave Maria University Students for Life are sponsoring the Pro-Life Gala at 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria. $45, singles; $75, couple. Reservations and information: 280-2473


Immokalee Non-Profit Housing is holding a fundraising luncheon to celebrate its new name, Immokalee Housing and Family Services, at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Naples Yacht Club, 700 14th Ave. S., Naples. $50. Information: 657-8333. The organization also needs volunteers at its affordable housing developments and a community center. Information: 867-4752

Glass slipper ball

Zonta Club of Bonita Springs is sponsoring the Glass Slipper Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 20 at the Hyatt Coconut Point, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. The event features more than 18 chefs creating hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live entertainment and a silent and live auction. $100. Information: 498-0022

Tickets available

Tickets ($20) for the Farm City barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 are on sale at the following: Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Information Center, 2390 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 263-6376; Downtown Naples Association, 800 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 435-3742; Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, 1300 N. 15th St., 657-3237; and the University of Florida Extension Center, 14700 Immokalee Road, Naples, 353-4244.

Volunteers needed

* Make-a-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida; volunteers to fulfill wishers of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. Information: 992-9474

* Marco Island’s Center for the Arts Patrons of the Art League program; sponsors for different walls in the Lauritzen/Rush Galleries for 21-month periods starting Jan. 1. Prices from $500 to $2,500. 394-1910

Good deeds

* The Harry Chapin Food Bank received $10,500 from the Blu Shushi golf tournament.

* BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to the Harry Chapin Food Bank.

* Habit for Humanity received $30,000 from St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church from an Oct. 29 fund raiser.

Deadline for Benefits is 10 a.m. Tuesday. E-mail to or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis. Follow Sheila at

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