Calendar of events

Here is this week's comprehensive Showcase calendar of events:

HOLIDAY

Halloween and fall festivals

Ghost and goblin costume party, costume contest, prizes and arts and crafts for children one month to five years, 10:30 a.m. to noon today, Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. $10, first child; $5, additional sibling. Registration is required. 566-2367.

Light the Night festival, games, a bounce house hot dogs and refreshments, 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, East Naples United Methodist Church, 2701 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples. $5. 774-4696.

Costume parade, from 6-7 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Saturday, decorate masks and roast marshmallows, Bass Pro Shops, Gulf Town Center, 9902 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers. Free. (239) 461-7800.

Hog-o-ween, costume contest and live entertainment by Hoss Hawg and Backlash, 6-10 p.m. today, Harley-Davisdson/Buell of Fort Myers, 2160 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. (239) 7388.

Costume party for dogs to benefit Wee Waggin, 6:30 p.m. today, C Grape, 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 221-7388.

Creatures that 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. today, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples. Registration is required. $12, members; $15, others. 262-0304, ext. 266.

Halloween trunk or treat, children one and older go from car to car and trick or treat, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Max Hasse Community Park, 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W., Naples. Free. 348-7500.

Family Halloween ball, live music, dancing and costume contests, 7-9 p.m. today, 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,” 7-9:30 p.m. today, Burrough’s Home, 2505 First St., Fort Myers. $75; $125, VIP ticket. (239) 418-1500.

Haunted walk, encounter ghouls, goblins and monsters in mazes, tunnels and haunts, 7:30-9:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 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.

Halloween skate night, haunted music and treats at the door, 9-11 p.m. today, Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. $5, adults; free, children in costume; both include skate rental. 948-7825, ext. 1306.

Halloween celebration, pony rides, a petting zoo, Halloween costume parade and contest, trick or treating, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Big Cypress Marketplace, 220 Basik Road, Naples. Free. 262-3210 or 774-1690.

Halloween Party on Fifth Ave. S., 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, Saturday, up and down Fifth Ave. S., Naples. Free. 435-3742.

Trick or treat, children aged 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. Saturday, Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Free. 552-5100.

Friendly forest, trick-or-treat and meet friendly costumed characters and live animals with a costume contest, 3-6 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Halloween party, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, 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, Saturday, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Free. 948-3766.

Fall Harvest trunk & treat, candy to children in costume with cider, donuts nd coffee for the parents, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Capri Christian Church, 111 E. Hilo St., Parking area, Isles of Capri.

Halloween party, games, prizes and costume contest, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Tree of Life Church, 2132 Shadowlawn Drive, Naples. 530-2200.

Fall festival, bounce house, obstacle course, games, candy, food and prizes, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, East Naples Baptist Church, 1697 Shadowlawn Drive, Naples. Free admission. 774-1282.

Joe Marino’s Monster Mash, show, dance and costume contest, 7 p.m. Saturday, Fleamasters Music Hall, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Myers. $20. 9239) 334-7001.

Halloween bash, live music with Billy Hamilton and prizes for best costume, 7 p.m. Saturday, Break Time Lounge, 4600 Gulfstream Drive, Naples.

Halloween candy buy-back, 4-6 p.m. Monday, Advanced Dentistry of Naples, 9180 Galleria Court, Suite 100, Naples; offering $1 for each pound of donated unopened, wrapped candy, which will be sent to U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea and to children at Youth Haven. 593-0880.

Candy Purchase, 2-5 p.m. Monday, Bonita Dental Care, 8951 Bonita Beach Road SE, Suite 206, Bonita Springs; offering $1 per pound of donated unopened, wrapped candy, which will be sent to U.S. troops abroad; children bringing their candy in costume are eligible for prizes and giveaways. 992-8555.

Veterans Day

“Solace,” a musical event to salute American war veterans, 1 p.m. Nov. 7 to 7 p.m. Nov. 8, LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, State Road 29, LaBelle. $45. advance at www.solace.teamjesuswins.org; $55, $15 and $10 at gate. (561) 543-3256.

“WW II in HD,” a film narrated by Gary Sinise, hosted by the Marine Corps League of Naples, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8, St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, Ballroom, 625 111th Ave. N., Naples. Free. 825-9456.

Arlington South, a field of crosses, erected by volunteers from Veterans for Peace, Military Families Speak Out, Broward for Peace, Social Action Committee of Fort Myers and others. 7 a.m. and a prayer at noon, Nov. 11, Naples Pier, Gulf Shore Boulevard and 12th Avenue South, Naples. 6749-6863.

“Black Letters,” a film about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of SWFL, a film and talk by veterans, 10 a.m. and noon, Nov. 11, Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. $5. (239) 939-2787.

Free admission, for veterans the their families with a tour of the homes, gardens, museum and Edison research lab, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. VA identification card or DD214 papers required. (239) 334-7419.

Christmas

Christmas at Palm Cottage, Naples oldest house is decorated with sparkling lights inside and out, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays Nov. 11-Dec. 31 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days), 137 12th Ave. S., Naples. $5, adults; $3, children. 261-8164.

GENERAL

Third Street Farmer’s Market, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, behind Tommy Bahama, 1220 Third St., S., Naples. Free admission. 434-6533.

North Naples Green Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, the Collection at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Beach Road and Airport-Pulling Road. Free admission. 249-9480.

GreenMarket, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Alliance for the Arts grounds, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Free admission.

Naples sunset wedding show, bridal show to benefit the Shelter for the Abused Women and Children with a strolling fashion show, sampling of cocktails and vendors, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples. Free admission. 261-2222.

Water ski show, performed by the Southern Extreme Water Ski Team, 4 p.m. Sunday, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Lakeside by the restaurant piazza, Estero. Free. 948-3766.

Downtown Farmers’ Market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Centennial Park, 2100 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers. Free admission.

Clothesline Quilt Show, on display and for sale, live music and an antique car show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Free, members; $5, others. (239) 334-7419.

Sandsculpting competition, 9 a.m. Tuesday through Nov. 8, Fort Myers Beach. (239) 454-7500 or (239) 410-2234.

Old Florida Festival, with re-enactments and craft making, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7-8, Collier County Museum, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Naples. $5, adults; $3, students; free, children younger than 8. 252-8476.

Piccadilly Circus, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave., Naples. $15.75. www.TheFunCircus.com or the Naples Chamber of Commerce, 262-6376.

The Art of Bonsai, a bonsai show sponsored by the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 7, Bell Tower, 13499 U.S. 41 S., Naples. Free admission. (239) 482-4761.

MUSIC/CONCERTS

Angie & Perfect Gentlemen, in concert, 6-8 p.m. today, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Restaurant piazza, Estero. Free. 948-3766.

St. Olaf Orchestra, from St. Olaf College, 7 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. $15, adults; $10, students. Tickets at the door.

Collier County Band Showcase, performances from high school bands, 1 p.m. Saturday, Naples High School, 1100 Golden Eagle Circle, Naples. $5 at door. 377-1855.

Music Makers Show Band concert, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Donation. Bring blankets or beach chairs for seating. 348-3675.

Jewel, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway SW, Fort Myers. $46.50, $36.50, and $26.50. (239) 481-4849.

“Three Guys Names ’Jazz,’” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita springs. $25, members; $30, others. 495-8989.

Florida Bandmasters Association Marching Performance Assessment, Lee and Collier high school marching bands, 2-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Fort Myers High School, 2635 Cortez Blvd., Fort Myers. $6-$7, at door. (239) 574-3232.

An Evening with Ronan Tynan, the Irish tenor, and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Orchestra with Jorge Meister conducting, 7 p.m. hors d’oeuvres and wine reception; 8 p.m., performance, Nov. 7, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., N., Naples. $129. 597-1900.

The Marcels plus the Del Prados, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Fleamasters Music Hall, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Myers. $29. (239) 334-7001.

His Song, a Southern gospel group, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Cross Way Baptist Church, 4481 Pine Road, Fort Myers. Free. (239) 470-1702.

Townsmen Orchestra Big Band concert, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 8, Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. Free. Bring beach chairs and blankets for seating.

“A Magical Evening of Harp and Flute Music,” two harpists and seven-member Flute Cocktail, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Naples. Donation. 390-2157.

Smokey Robinson, 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Philharmonic Center for the Arts Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $79. 598-1900.

Danny Jo’s acoustic blues workshop, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Marco Island Branch Library, 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, 394-3272 and 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples, 593-0870.

“Isn’t it Romantic?: An Evening with Chopin,” Richard Bosworth performing Chopin’s solo piano music, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 S. Bay Drive, Bonita Springs. $30, members of Art League of Bonita Springs; $35, others. 495-8989.

Airmen of Note, a jazz concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Gulf Coast High School, 7878 Immokalee Road, Naples. Free, but tickets are required. 597-1121.

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, Jorge Meister conducting, 8 p.m. Nov. 12-14, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., N., Naples. $64, adults; $25, children. 597-1900.

CLUBS

Bayshore Coffee House, 2727 Bayshore Road, Naples, 775-5676. Frontline Bluegrass and 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Irish traditional music jam session..

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, Jerry Sawicki on saxophone and John Lamb on drums and 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jebry’s Jazz Jam.

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort, 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, 444-1234. Tarpon 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 and Saturday, Diane Russell Band; Monday, Overthrowing Amy; Tuesday, Geek Skwad; Wednesday, Love Funnel; and Thursday, Soapy Tuna.

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. Tree Top Flyers; Saturday, 3-7 p.m. Bunche Band and 9 p.m.-1 p.m. Down South Rockers.

Porky’s Last Stand, 2560 39th St. SW, Naples, 304-0133. 7-11 p.m. today, Hot Country; 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Storms and 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Raiford Starke.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Coconut Point, 23151 Village Shops Way, Estero, 948-8888. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Michael Royal on piano and Carl McVicker on bass.

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, the Michael Matthews Band; 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Dave Tecce; 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Michael Angelo; and 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday, the Well Hungarians.

The Cafe on Fifth Avenue. 821 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 430-6555. 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Bob Zottola & the Expandable Jazz Band.

Karaoke: 8 p.m. Monday, Sneaky Pete’s, 3465 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs.

THEATER

“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.

“Lend Me a Tenor,” a high-energy farce by Naples Players, 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 7, Sugden Community Theatre, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $30, adults; $10, younger than 18. 263-7990.

“Much Ado about Nothing,” by the Naples Players, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 21, Sugden Community Theatre, Tobye Studio, 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $20, adults; $10, students through age 18. 263-7990.

“Boeing-Boeing,” by Marc Camoletti about a swingin’ American in Paris, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, today through Nov. 21, Florida Rep, 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. $42 and $38. (239) 332-4488.

“Grease,” featuring Taylor Hicks, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Nov. 6; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 7; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 8099 College Parkway SW, Fort Myers. $75, $60, $50 and $40. (239) 481-4849.

“Jake’s Women,” by Neil Simon, about a novelist who copes with a marital crisis by escaping into daydreams about the women in his life, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Wednesday through Nov. 22, 1055 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $23. 642-7270.

“Winter Wonderettes,” the ’60s Christmas musical, 11:45 p.m. matinees and 5:30 p.m. evenings Thursday through Dec. 26, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. $45, adult; $19, children, dinner and show; $25, adults; $13, children, show only. (239) 278-4422.

Coming up

“Making It,” ETC..., Naples Players readers theater, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-9, Sugden Community Theatre, Tobye Studio, 7801 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $10. 263-7990.

“Fascinating Women” monologues of five historical characters by Janina Birtolo, 5 p.m. Nov. 10, Headquarters Regional Library, 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples. Registration requested. Free. 593-0177.

COMEDY

Arnez J, 8 and 10 p.m. today and Saturday; and 8 p.m. Sunday, Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20. 389-6900.

Ian Bagg, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8, Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $15. 389-6900.

Sebastian Maniscalco, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 15 and 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 13-14, Capt. Brien’s Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20. 389-6900.

VISUAL ARTS

“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.

Inez Hudson, oil on canvas exhibit today and Saturday, Naples Branch Library, 650 Central Ave., West Wing Gallery, Naples. Free.

Bonny Hawley, a Naples resident exhibits her paintings today and Saturday, Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-2405.

“Fine to Fantasy,” featuring six artists, today and Saturday, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. 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 Tuesday, 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.

“French Protest Posters from May 1968,” Naples Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 15, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $8, adults; $4, students. 597-1900.

Purvis Young, an urban expressionist, 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. 590-1086.

“Agnes Story: New Works in Collage,” noon-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays through Nov. 30, Rosen Gallery & Studios, North Line Plaza, 2172 J&C Blvd., Naples. Call first, 821-1061.

“Fire,” by Blane De St. Croix, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, today through Dec. 5, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. Reception: 6-8 p.m. today with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. (239) 489-9313.

48th Founders Juried Awards Exhibit, Saturday-Dec. 2 with complimentary docent tours at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. Free, members; $10, others. 262-6517.

“A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures,” art exhibit, Monday through Nov. 29, ArtModernGallery, 824 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 263-1137.

Underground Art Wednesday, visit 17 artists’ studios and six galleries, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Pine Ridge Industrial Park, Naples. Free. 821-1061.

Coming up

Open house, reception and exhibit, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 6, Center for the Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. Free. 495-8989.

Art in the Park, Naples Art Association members show and sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7, outside 585 Park St., Naples. Free. 262-6517.

Estero Fine Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7-8, Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Free admission. 755-3088.

47th Opening Group Exhibition, Nov. 8-20, Harmon-Meek Gallery, 599 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. 261-2637.

“The Female Essence,” an exhibit by Tim Parker, Nov. 10-24, Nona Gallery and Studio, 2079 J&C Blvd., Naples. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. 572-3386.

CHILDREN/TEENS

Nature stories, with a Collier County park ranger, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Barefoot Beach Blvd., Bonita Springs. Reservations are required. 252-4060 or 252-4025.

DANCE LESSONS

Ballroom dance, 6-7 p.m. ballroom I; 7:15-8:15 p.m., ballroom II, today, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. 8 weeks, $10, per class or $15, drop in. 403-4158.

Adult tap dancing, 10-11:15 a.m., advanced; 11:15-12:30 p.m., intermediate; and 12:30-1:45 p.m., beginners, Saturday, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. $10, per class for eight weeks or drop in $15. 403-4158.

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, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Veterans Community Park, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. $6. 566-2367.

DANCES

Widows and Widowers dinner dance, 5 p.m. Thursday, Stonebridge Country Club, 2100 Winding Oaks Way, Naples. Reservations required. $35. 331-8893 or 591-2984.

Hungarian American Club dinner dance, 6 p.m. Nov. 7, Forest Glen Country Club, 3859 Forest Glen Blvd., Naples. Reservations required. 597-2345.

Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Nov. 8, Naples Italian American Club, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. $30, members; $40, others. Reservations required. 597-5210.

Square dance, 7-7:30 p.m., rounds and 7:30-9:30 p.m. plus/mainstream, Nov. 8, Hitching Post RV Park Rec Center, 100 Barefoot Williams Road, Naples. 642-8612.

FOOD/WINE

Wine dinner, 7 p.m. today, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $60. (866) 206-3840.

Date night, three course meal with wine and live cooking, 7 p.m. Saturday, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $70 for two. (866) 206-3840.

Tapas, 6 p.m. Monday, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $35. (866) 206-3840.

Low Fat, High Flavor, a cooking lesson by Shelly Connors, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, the Good Life, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $50. 514-4663.

Thrifty meals, noon, Wednesday, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $25. (866) 206-3840.

Date night, three course meal with wine and live cooking, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $70 for two. (866) 206-3840.

Taste of the Town, 40 restaurants, bands, celebrities, giveaways and children’s activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8, Centennial Park, 2100 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers. $5, admission; free, children under 10; $1 each, food and beverage tickets. (239) 277-1197.

Tour of Italy, 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $30. (866) 206-3840.

Seafood, with Shelly Connors, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 10, the Good Life, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $50. 514-4663.

Champagne and sushi dinner, featuring Moet & Chandon and Roy’s Hawaiian fusion cuisine, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 10, Roy’s Naples, 475 Bayfront Place, Naples, 261-1416 and Roy’s Bonita Springs, the Promenade, 26831 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, 498-7697. $75.

The market basket, the art of everyday cooking, noon, Nov. 12, Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center, 26501 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. $25. (866) 206-3840.

HISTORY

Palm Cottage House and Norris Garden tours, docent guided with a self guided tour of the Norris Gardens, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays Nov. 11-30. $8, adults; $5, children. 261-8164. The cottage will be closed for Christmas decorating Sunday through Nov. 10.

BOOKS

Local authors, meet and greet and book signings, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5377 U.S. 41 N., Naples. 598-5200.

Lew Paper, author of “Perfect: Don Larsen’s Miraculous World Series Game and the Men Who Made It Happen,” signs and discusses the book about the only perfect game in a World Series, 4 p.m. Sunday, Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe, 10600 U.S. 41 N., Naples. 596-7199.

FILM

“Golden Door,” English subtitles, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples. $5. 213-3058.

“The Cove,” a Sundance Film Festival award winner and the opening event of the Naples Film Festival, 6 p.m. Thursday, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. $29. www.naplesfilmfest.com or 597-1900.

Naples International Film Festival, showings at various times Nov. 6-8 at Norris Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S., Naples, 213-3058; the Silverspot Cinema, the Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples, 592-0300; and the von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St., Naples, 262-6517. $12.50. www.naplesfilmfest.com. Film titles, times, dates and venues are in a special if-you-go-box.

Kid Flix Mix 2009, short films for children 3-8 and Party Mix 2009, short films for children 9-16, part of the Naples International Film Festival, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, Silverspot Luxury Cinema, the Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Naples. $8, children and adults. 592-0300 or www.naplesfilmfest.com.

“After the Wedding,” a Danish film, 1 p.m. Nov. 8, FGCU Renaissance Academy, 1010 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. $5. 434-4737 or 425-3276.

“A Brief Vacation,” An Italian film with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Naples Italian American Club, 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. $2. 514-1730.

OUTDOOR/NATURE

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 today and Saturday. (863) 983-6101.

Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, speakers, instruction, races, tournaments, get-togethers and green activities through Sunday, beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. Many activities are free. www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com or (239) 433-3855.

Canoe trips, with a Collier County park ranger, 8:30-11 a.m. today and Saturday, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Barefoot Beach Blvd., Bonita Springs. Reservations are required. 252-4060 or 252-4025.

Sea turtles and gopher tortoises, a presentation from a ranger, 9:30 a.m. today, 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.

Nature walk on wheels, designed for visitors who are physically challenged, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Barefoot Beach Blvd., Bonita Springs. Reservations are required. 252-4060 or 252-4025.

Walk through the preserve, with a Collier County park ranger, 9 a.m. Saturday, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Barefoot Beach Blvd., Bonita Springs. Reservations are required. 252-4060 or 252-4025.

Guided hike, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Nov. 17, CREW Land & Water Trust, 4600 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Free. Reservations are required. Bring water and wear old shoes. 657-2253.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for the Naples Concert Band; 597-8954.

Auditions for the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Nov. 13, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. 254-2612.

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