Here is the weekly Showcase calender beginning Friday, Oct. 16, 2009:
Halloween and fall festivals
Halloween crafts, for first- through fifth-graders, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave., Naples. Registration required. Free. 262-6853.
Haunted walk, encounter ghouls, goblins and monsters in mazes, tunnels and haunts, 7:30-9:30 p.m. daily Wednesday through Oct. 31, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. $6, member adults; $3, member children; $10, non- member adults; $6, non-member children; Halloween night: $6, member adults and children; $12, all others. (239) 275-3435.
Preschool Halloweeny Pajama Jam, ages 4-6, pizza and Halloween craft, 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. $10. 348-7500.
Pumpkin Festival, pick a pumpkin and enter in a contest, face painting, henna tattooing, pie-eating contest, pumpkin food contest, hay rides and a fun zone, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25, 250 Old San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Talent competition from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24 and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25. Free admission. www.pumpkinfestonthebeach.com,
Halloween Happening, ages 1 and up, arts and crafts, games, trick or treating, costume contests and a giant air slide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24, East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive, Naples. $2. 793-4414.
Pumpkin Fest, pony rides, magic shows, face painting, crafts, hamburgers and a bake sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 24, St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road, Naples. Free. 591-4550.
Halloween alternative, trunk or treat, inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch, free burgers, hot dogs, snacks, costume contest, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 24, Marco Presbyterian Church, 875 West Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. Free. 394-8186.
Halloween costume story time and craft fest, 11 a.m. Oct. 24, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5377 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations by Oct. 23. Free. 597-2040.
Pumpkin decorating, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 24-25; trick or treating 4-7 p.m. and costume parade from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 30; and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 31, decorate masks and roast marshmallows, Bass Pro Shops, Gulf Town Center, 9902 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers. Free. (239) 461-7800.
Friendly forest, trick-or-treat and meet friendly costumed characters and live animals with a costume contest, 3-6 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. $$5, member adults; $3, member children; $9 non-member adults; $5, non-member children. (239) 275-3435.
Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. trick or treating and South African lions carving pumpkins; 3:30 p.m. alligator bay feeding; 4 p.m. leopards carving pumpkins; 5 p.m. black bears carving pumpkins; 6 p.m. children’s costume contest; 6:30 p.m. Red River hogs stomp and chomp pumpkins, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. $19.95, adults; $18.95, seniors; $11.95, children 3-12; with one child in costume whole family receives 50 percent off; Florida residents 50 percent discount coupon at www.napleszoo.org. 262-5409.
Harvest Block Party, big wheel obstacle course, bounce house, movies, face painting, pumpkin decorator, Wii bowling, volley ball, jam session, demonstrations, cake walk, keepsake photos, free food and drinks, 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples.
Fall festival, featuring Tino Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas, jugglers, clowns, carnival games, bounce house and car show, 5 p.m. Oct. 25, First Assembly Ministries, 3805 The Lord’s Way, Naples. 774-1165.
Halloween party, ages 18 months to 5, crafts and a parade, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Registration is required. Free. 252-7542.
Halloween party, ages 18 months to 5, crafts and a parade, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. Registration is required. Free. 593-0870.
Preschool Halloween costume contest, games, arts and crafts and a costume contest for ages 6 months to 6 years, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29, Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. $2. 252-4180.
Dog-o-Ween, pets and owners encouraged to wear costumes at this canine companion two-course dinner, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 29, Bamboo Cafe, 755 12th Ave. S., Naples. $25.95, dinner; $5, cocktails that benefit the Humane Society Naples. 643-6177.
Build a costume party, 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Immokalee Branch Library, 417 N. First St., Immokalee. Free. Registration not required. 657-2882.
“Creatures go bump in the night,” a visit from a barn owl, guided tour through the “spooky” Conservancy Discovery Center and ghost stories and folk tales around a campfire, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 29-30, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples. Registration is required. $12, members; $15, others. 262-0304, ext. 266.
“The Haunted Screen: From Nosferatur to Twilight or How we Neutered the Vampire,” film clips and lecture to explore the parallels and variations of vampire characters, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Alliance for the Art, Foulds Theatre, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. $5. (239) 939-2787.
Ghost and goblin costume party, costume contest, prizes and arts and crafts for children ages one month to 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 30, Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. $10, first child; $5, additional sibling. Registration is required. 566-2367.
Light the Night festival, games, bounce house, hot dogs and refreshments, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, East Naples United Methodist Church, 2701 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples. $5. 774-4696.
Family Halloween ball, live music, dancing and costume contests, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30, Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd., Naples. $15 per family. Registration is requested. 353-9669.
“Murder at the Mansion,” food, wine and an interactive game of “whodunit” to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony, 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers. $75; $125, VIP ticket. (239) 418-1500.
Halloween trunk or treat, children 1 and older go from car to car and trick or treat, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Free. 348-7500.
Halloween skate night, haunted music and treats at the door, 9-11 p.m. Oct. 30, Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. $5, adults, includes skate rental; free for children in costume, includes skate rental, games, skating lesson. 948-7825, ext. 1306.
Halloween Party on Fifth Avenue South, noon-4 p.m., children’s costume contest, face painting and trick or treating and 6:30-9:30 p.m. adults and families costume contest, and live music, Oct. 31, up and down Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Free. 435-3742.
Trick or treat, children age 15 and under in costume get a bag at customer service and then visit each department for all natural and alternative treats, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 31, Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Free. 552-5100.
Halloween party, 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Naples Depot Lionel Train Museum, 1051 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 262-1776.
Mall-o-ween, 4-7 p.m. trick-or-treating; 7 p.m. costume contest; and 7 p.m. water ski show, Oct. 31, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Free. 948-3766.
Halloween party, games, prizes and costume contest, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Tree of Life Church, 2132 Shadowlawn Drive, Naples. 530-2200.
Third Street Farmer’s Market, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, behind Tommy Bahama, 1220 Third St., S., Naples. Free admission. 434-6533.
Family fishing tournament, catch and release, barbecue, raffle, silent auction and children’s activities, gentleman’s start (sunlight) Oct. 24, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club, 7065 Hamilton Ave., Naples. $250 per boat; $20, non-anglers, benefiting Miracle Limbs-Courage in Motion. 591-8393.
North Naples Green Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 24 through May 8, Collection at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Beach Road and Airport-Pulling Road, Naples. Free admission. 249-9480.
Family day, free admission to the Naples Museum of Art with art activities, performances, exhibitions, face painting, portrait sketches, treasure hunt, juggling clowns and cake, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 24, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. Docent guided tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 597-1900.
Swamp Buggy Races, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24-25, Florida Sports Park, 8250 Collier Blvd., Naples. $6, adult; free, children 12 and under, Oct. 24; $17.50, adult; $8, children 6-12, Oct. 25. 774-2701.
Young Voices, a German chamber choir of ages 25 and younger on its first American tour, singing works from Mozart to folk, gospel, spirituals and modern pop. 7 p.m. today. Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Free will offering. 261-1487.
“Pop’era!,” opera’s greatest hits, Jeanie Darnell, soprano, 8 p.m. Saturday, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., N., Naples. $37, adults; $25, children. 597-1900.
Naples Concert Band, 2 p.m. Sunday, Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Donation. 263-9521.
Willie Nelson, Grammy Award winner, 8 p.m. Sunday, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., N., Naples. $69. 597-1900. Sold out.
Back to Bach, Baroque Ensemble, 8 p.m. Sunday, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., N., Naples. $32, adults; $15, students. 597-1900.
Dutch DJ Tiesto, debuts his album “Kaleidoscope,”, 10 p.m. Monday, Sway Lounge, 2059 U.S. 41 E., Naples. $60, www.tiesto.com or $70 at Sway. 417-6688
Celtic Thunder, 8 p.m. Thursday, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway SW, Fort Myers. $66, $46 and $36. (239) 481-4849.
Lynyrd Skynyrd, 8 p.m. Thursday, Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. $73.50, $48.50, $38.50 and $28.50. www.ticketmaster.com
The Commodores, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Edison State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. $20, advance; $25, at gate; $40, tables. (239) 489-9085 or www.edisonpops.com.
Bonita Springs Concert Band, 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Riverside Park, 27300 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Bring chairs for seating. Free. 498-4985.
DyAnne Awe, organist and virtuoso, 3 p.m. sherry-and-cheese reception; 3:45, concert, Oct. 25, Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. $18, concert; $36, $54 or $72, reception and concert. 455-3030.
“Delta Blues: In the Beginning,” demonstrated by Danny Jo, 2 p.m, Oct. 29, South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Free. Registration requested. 252-7542.
Shelley plays Gershwin, the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Orchestra and Howard Shelley on the piano, 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. N., Naples. $50, adults; $29, students. 597-1900.
Luke Bryan, 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. $25 and $15. 948-7825.
Bayshore Coffee Company, 2727 Bayshore Drive, Naples, 775-5676. 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Irish traditional music jam session and 7-10 p.m. The Bean Pickers with BK.
Brio Tuscan Grill, Waterside Shops, 5500 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 593-5319. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nevada Wilkens Jazz Trio.
Capri — A Taste of Italy, 11140 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 594-3500. 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, Bob Zottola & the Expandable Jazz Band featuring Stu Shelton on keyboard and John Lamb on drums and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jebry’s Jazz Jam.
Fred’s Diner, Uptown Plaza, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples, 431-7928. 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, singer/songwriter webcast and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oldies night with DJ Dave Devereaux.
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, 444-1234. xTarpon Bay Restaurant, 7-10 p.m. today and Saturday, Jazz duo, Jean Frye Sidwell, vocalist and Chris Sidwell, bassist.
Island Pub, 600 Neapolitan Way, Naples, 262-2500. 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jebry’s Jazz Jam.
Jack’s Bait Shack, 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples, 594-3460. Today, Saturday and Thursday, Soapy Tuna; Monday, Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday, Geek Skwad; and Wednesday, Love Funnel.
Jimmy B’s, 1130 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, (239) 463-9759. Today, 4-8 p.m. Phil Oxford and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Yazgar Farms; Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Eric Malibu & Sanja and 9 p.m.-1 p.m. Double Standard; Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Eric Malibu; 3-7 p.m. Hat Boys; and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Brenda; 7:30-11;30 p.m. Monday, Mary Winner; 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, Phil Oxford; 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Soap Box Duo; and 9 p.m.-1 p.m. Soap Box.
Porky’s Last Stand, 2560 39th Street SW, Naples, 304-0133. 7-11 p.m. today and Saturday, Hot Country and 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Raufird Starke.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero, 948-8888. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bob Zottola, trumpet and flugelhorn and Michael Royal on piano.
Shula’s Steak House, Hilton Naples & Towers, 5111 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 430-4999. 5-8 p.m. today, Bob Zottola on trumpet and flugelhorn and Michael Royal on piano.
Sneaky Pete’s, 3465 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 498-8887. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. today and Saturday, Red Ball Jets; 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Dave Tecce; 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Michael Angelo; 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, The Chicago Mob; and 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday, the Well Hungarians.
The Real McCaw, 3275 Bayshore Drive, Naples, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Big Buck and the Biscuit Boys.
Karaoke: 8 p.m. Monday, Sneaky Pete’s.
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” story of two con men working over victims in a comic way on the French Rivera, matinees at 1:15 p.m.; 7 p.m. twilight performances on Sundays and 7:30 p.m. evening performances through Nov. 14, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. $53, $49 and $47, adults; $21, children, dinner and show; $27, adults; $17, children, show only. (239) 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.
“Time and Ina Meyerhoff,” a high-powered art dealer is wooed by a younger man, by Theatre Conspiracy, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday and Oct. 23-24 and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Foulds Theatre, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. $22. (239) 936-3239.
“Lend Me a Tenor,” a high-energy farce by Naples Players, 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Wednesday through Nov. 7, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $30, adults; $10, younger than 18. 263-7990.
“Cinderella! Cinderella!,” by Edith Weiss presented by the Art League of Bonita Springs, 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday, Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. $5, adults; $3, children. 495-8989.
“Much Ado about Nothing,” by the Naples Players, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 28 through Nov. 21, Sugden Community Theatre, Tobye Studio, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $20, adults; $10, students through age 18. 263-7990.
Tennessee Tramp & Lana Turner, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. today and Saturday and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $15. 389-6900.
Tom Segura, 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 23-25, Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $15. 389-6900.
Naples City Improv, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S.,Naples. $15. 213-3058.
Arnez J, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29; 10 p.m. Oct. 30; 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 31; and 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20. 389-6900.
“Esphyr Slobodkina: Rediscovering a Pioneer of American Abstraction” through Dec. 27: “Latin American Painting Now” through Jan. 10; “The Art of Janet Fish” through Jan. 17; American Modernism through June 30; Modern Mexican Masters through June 30; The Saint John’s Bible and the Art of the Book through June 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Naples Museum of Art, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $8, adults; $4, students through Jan. 23. 597-1900.
“Auto Motion,” by digital media artist Laurence Gartel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison State College, 8099 College Parkway SW, Fort Myers. (239) 489-9313.
“Show of Shows,” non-juried, all-member exhibition today and Saturday, von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park Street, Naples. Free docent tours will be provided Saturday. 262-6517.
“Urban Eyes,” today and Saturday, ArtModernGallery, 824 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 263-1137
“Dark Art Exhibit,” today and Saturday, Sidney & Bern Davis Art Center, 32301 First St., Fort Myers. (239) 337-1933.
William Frahme, oil painting exhibit, through Sunday, Guess-Fisher Gallery, 824 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Free. 659-2787.
Inez Hudson, oil on canvas exhibit through Oct. 31 at Naples Branch Library, 650 Central Ave., West Wing Gallery, Naples. Free.
Bonny Hawley, a Naples resident exhibits her paintings through Oct. 31, Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-2405.
“Fine to Fantasy,” featuring six artists, through Oct. 31, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Reception: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 213-3058.
“Outside In,” featuring sculptors, Ellen Phaff, Clayton Swartz and Peter Otfinoski, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays and 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays through Nov. 3, Art League, Marco’s Island’s Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 394-4221.
Fall member show, Fort Myers Beach Art Association, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 12, Donora Street, Fort Myers Beach. 463-3909.
“Gunderson, Fay & Phrogus: Wood, Clay and Fiber,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Nov. 14, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. (239) 939-0794.
Exhibit by Ken Andexler, an environmental sculptor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, the Bike Route, 655 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Lectures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reception: 5:15-7:30 p.m. today. Free. 287-2183.
Purvis Young, an urban expressionist, Thursday through Nov. 20, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Art Gallery, 10501 FGCU Blvd S., Parking lot 7, Fort Myers. From the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. Gallery talk: 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Theatre Lab and reception at 5 p.m. 590-1086.
NCH Arts in Healing Gallery, revolving exhibit featuring Southwest Florida artists, Naples Community Hospital, Main lobby, 350 Seventh St. N., Naples.
Naples Backyard History Exhibits, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month: Historical Aerial Exhibit by Art Ulmann, the Plaza, Third Street South and Broad Avenue South, Naples; “Beardy Banyan” and “Heroes of Horticulture,” 1300 Third St. S., Naples. Free. 594-2978.
Studio tours, working studio of painters, ceramicists and sculptors, noon-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Rosen Gallery and Studios/Art Naples Group, North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd., Naples. Call first. 821-1061.
Art lecture, with Daniel Stetson, executive director of Polk Museum of Art, 2 p.m. Oct. 23, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Free. 213-3058.
“Paintings for Pink,” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 29, Gardner Colby Gallery, 386 Broad Ave., Naples. 403-7787.
“Trail Tales,” story telling and an outdoor adventure, Exhibit Hall, North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples. Free. 252-4060.
Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe, story time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, 10600 U.S. 41, Naples. Free. 596-7199.
Toddler story time, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5377 U.S. 41 N., (upstairs in children’s section), Naples. Free. 598-5200.
Libraries: Headquarters Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, offers story times for a variety of age groups at various times. Call for specifics. 593-0870. The branches also offer story times for various age groups. Pre-registration is required. East Naples Branch, 8787 U.S. 41 E., Naples, 775-5592; Estates Branch, 1266 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples, 455-8088; Golden Gate Branch, 2432 Lucerne Road, Naples, 252-4542; Immokalee Branch, 417 N. First St., Immokalee, 657-2882; Marco Island Branch, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, 394-3272; Naples Regional, 650 Central Ave., Naples, 262-6853; South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, 252-7542; and Vanderbilt Beach Branch, 788 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, 597-8444.
Adult tap dancing, beginner/advanced, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays; intermediate, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; and advanced, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays; also Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., beginner/advanced and noon-1 p.m. intermediate/advance, River Park Community Center, 301 11th St. N., Naples. $15/class. 213-3037.
English country dancing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wa-ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16355 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers. $10, one time payment. (239) 432-2154.
Belly dancing, 8-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 10, Etudes de Ballet, 3285 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. $50, series. 593-8280.
Irish set dancing class, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. $6. 566-2367.
Southwest Florida Swing Club dance, 7:30-11 p.m. Oct. 24, DanceLife, Bay Crossings, 26251 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $5, members; $8, others. 514-6704.
Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Oct. 25, Naples Italian American Club, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. $25, members; $35, others. 597-5210.
Jordan Ross Quartet dinner dance, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Country Club of Naples, 185 185 Burning Tree Drive, Naples. $35. 261-1032.
A great cup of coffee, sample brews and learn how to get the most out or your coffee, 11 a.m. Saturday, Whole Foods, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Free. 552-5100.
Wine tastings, benefits Eden Florida, wines from around the world, 6 p.m. Monday, Stonewood Tavern & Grill, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples. $20. 440-3534.
Grand re-opening, informal wine and food pairing and reception with Chef Martin Murphy, 6 p.m. Monday, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $30. (866) 206-3840.
Lunch made easy and tasty, noon Wednesday, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $20. (866) 206-3840.
Wine tasting and cigar smoker, wines from around the world with gourmet food and cheese, 5;30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC Fine Wines & Spirits, 6425 Naples Blvd., Naples. $10, includes souvenir tasting glass and $5 coupon for a purchase that evening. Cigar smoking outside. 514-2316.
Oktoberfest beer tasting, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Whole Foods, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Free. 552-5100.
Soups and stews, 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Registration required. $5. 552-5100.
Date night, three course meal with wine and live cooking, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $70 for two. (866) 206-3840.
Cooking with mushrooms, a cooking class, noon Oct. 24, Alexander’s Restaurant, 4077 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $45. 262-4999.
Wine dinner, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $60. (866) 206-3840.
Fleming’s surf and turf, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. $10. Registration required. 552-5100.
Kitchen basics, learn what to buy for a well stocked pantry to prepare simple and flavorful dishes, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $25. (866) 206-3840.
Wine tasting, Naples Tomato and Haskell’s of Naples partnered to taste 15 wines, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Naples Tomatoes, 14700 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $5, and may apply $5 to any wine purchase or dinner that night. 598-9800.
Tastes from the master chefs of New York City, cook lesson with Shelly Connors, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27, The Good Life, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $50. 514-4663.
Pasta creations, noon Oct. 28, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $25 (866) 206-3840.
Florida’s role in the American Revolution, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Collier County Museum, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Naples. Free. 252-8476.
Second Spanish Colonial period, 1763-1819, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Collier County Museum, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Naples. Free. 252-8476.
Palm Cottage House and Norris Garden tours, docent guided with a self-guided tours, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and 10-11 a.m. first and third Thursdays through October, 137 12th Ave. S., Naples. Free, members; $8, others; $5, ages younger than 12. 261-8164.
Walking tour, 9 a.m. first Wednesday through October, Third Street historic district, docent guided tour of Palm Cottage and self guided garden stroll, 137 12th Ave. S., Naples. $10, members; $15, others. 261-8164.
Historic aerial exhibit of Collier County, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1170 Third St. S., Naples. Free. 594-2978.
“The Way of Boys: Raising Healthy Boys in a Challenging and Complex World,” book signing and discussion by Anthony Rao, 4 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5377 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Free. 598-5200.
Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen will read, answer questions and sign their book about the Revolutionary War, noon Oct. 23, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5377 U.S. 41 N., Npales. 598-5200.
“Bobbie’s Best Desserts,” signing by author Bobbie Thompson, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 24, The Good Life, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 514-4663.
“Man on Wire,” 2009 Oscar winner for best documentary feature about Philippe Petit’s historic wire walk between the towers of the World Trade Center, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Subscription for six films: $60 or $12 each at the box office two weeks prior to film.
“The Barbarian Invasion,” a French film about a dysfunctional family in Montreal, 1 p.m. Oct. 25, FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $5. 434-4737 or 425-3276.
Billie Swamp Safari, Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, Everglades, 50 percent off ticket price of a swamp buggy eco-tour if you come dressed in a Halloween costume during October. (863) 983-6101.
Ding Darling Days, birding and eco-festival with tram tours, presentations, a touch tank, butterfly house and children’s nature crafts, Sunday through Oct. 24, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island. (239) 472-1100.
Quick start your kayak, hands-on experience and instruction on paddling techniques, simple rescue maneuvers and tips on safe paddling, 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Rookery Bay National Estuarine research Reserve, 300 Tower Road, Naples. $35, members; $40, others. Registration is required. 417-6310, ext. 401.
Telescopes and optics, with David Southall, curator of education at the Collier County Museum, 2 p.m. Thursday, South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Free. Registration required. 253-7542.
Guided kayak tours, various times, days, costs and starting points, GAEA Guides, Fort Myers. Reservations required. (239) 694-5513.
Guided kayak tour, 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Road, Naples. $30, members; $35, others. Registration required. 417-6310.
Guided nature walk, board walk through a maritime forest and coastal dune with a Collier County park ranger, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Lely Beach Road, Learning Center, Bonita Springs. Free. Parking fee if you do not have a Collier County parking sticker. 252-4024 or 252-4060.
Beachcombing and shelling, 10 a.m. Mondays, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Lely Beach Road, Learning Center, Bonita Springs. Free. Parking fee if you do not have a Collier County parking sticker. 252-4024 or 252-4060.
Planetarium shows, 1:30 and 3 p.m. various days, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. (239) 275-3435.
Cast-netting, learn the basic techniques from a ranger, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 23, Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, 11135 Gulfshore Drive, Naples. $6, vehicle with more than one person; $5, vehicle and drive; $2, walkers and bicyclers. 597-6196.
Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, speakers, instruction, races, tournaments, get togethers and green activities, Oct. 23-Nov. 1, beacches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. Many activities are free. www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com or (239) 433-3855.
Naples Orchestra and Chorus, auditions for the orchestra and chorus, 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 24, Golden Gate High School, 2925 Magnolia Pond Drive, Naples. Call for appointments. 775-8460 or 348-0938.
“Almost Maine,” auditions 2 p.m. Oct. 24, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Appointments not needed. Performances Jan. 13-Feb. 6. 434-7340, ext. 10.
“King and I” auditions, 10 a.m. Oct. 24 children ages 6 to 15 and 2 p.m. ages 15 and up, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Performances Feb. 18-April 10. (239) 278-4422.
Call for artists, 48th Founders Juried Awards Exhibitions, on view Oct. 31-Dec. 2. Deadline is Oct. 12, application at naplesart.org or 262-6517.
Auditions for the Naples Concert Band; 597-8954.