Here is a list of upcoming benefits across Southwest Florida:

Food drive

Food donations for Youth Haven’s Thanksgiving food drive may be dropped at the following: Youth Haven Family Support Services, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at 273 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays, Cottontails, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Advanced Dentistry of Naples, 9180 Galleria Court, Suite 100, Naples; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Naples Print Source, 350 U.S. 41, Naples and Starbucks.

Friendraising event

The Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center Inc. will sponsor its Friendraising event at 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of William Noll to see the latest developments of the Bayshore Cultural District. $125. Information:

Laces of Love

Laces of Love will receive 10 percent of sales from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Chili’s Restaurant, 2431 Tarpon Bay Blvd.,off Immokalee Road, Naples. The money will be used to provide new shows to disadvantaged children in Collier and Lee counties. Information: 591-1172

Gifts for the troops

Bring stocking stuffers for the troops stationed overseas to Bella Blooms and receive 10 percent off your purchase through Tuesday. The florist is Riverchase Plaza, 11204 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 597-4288


Teens are selling poinsettias to benefit Avow Hospice through Nov. 4. Plants are $12 each or $22 for two and may be ordered at 280-5997 or at Pick-up will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples.

Be a Santa

A kickoff party for volunteers who will collect, wrap and deliver gifts to seniors in Lee and Collier counties will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Sunshine Pharmacy, 13020 Livingston Road, Naples. Gifts will be collected Dec. 11. Information: (888) 296-2411, ext. 8

Comedy night

Brian Bradley, a comedian, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club at 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the Collier Spay Neuter Clinic. Information and tickets: 514-7647 or

A free market

The Naples Really Really Free Market will be held from noon to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month starting Nov. 7 at Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Share usable items, skills, ideas, resources, music, smiles, talents, crafts, games, plants, books, discussions and more for free.

Vaccination clinic

Volunteer Services for Animals Inc. is sponsoring a vaccination clinic for dogs and cats from noon to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 7 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


Love of Cats, a no-kill shelter on Marco Island, will sponsor “Hairball” from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. The event features a Tuscan buffet, cash bar and a silent auction at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $90. Information: 642-8674

Fashion show and lunch

A fashion show and luncheon to benefit the scholarship fund of Eden Florida will be at noon Nov. 9 at Carraba’s, 4320 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $50. Information: 293-4244 or 440-3534

Golf tournaments

* The HallowSwing tournament to benefit the Rally for the Cure and Partners for Breast Cancer will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club, 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, Bonita Springs. Registration and contest begin at 7:30 a.m. $90. Information: 273-9901

* Literacy Volunteers of Collier County will host a golf scramble at 9 a.m. Saturday at Quail West Golf and Country Club, 6289 Burnham Road, Naples. Games of skill will start at 8 a.m. $75. Information: 262-4448

* Gulfshore Playhouse is sponsoring a tournament at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Colony Golf and Bay Club, 3480 Pelican Colony Blvd., Bonita Springs. $375, per player. Information: 261-7529

* A tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Golf Lodge at the Quarry, 8950 Weathered Stone Drive, Naples. Registration and breakfast start at 8 a.m. $125. Proceeds benefit the Heil Luthringer Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis Education. 595-7179 or 248-2644

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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