Around Town: East Naples intersection is going to turn into a ‘happening place’

DONNA FIALA

My goodness, the new Lowe’s on U.S. 41 East and County Road 951 is looking great. The place is enormous. There are people everywhere working, planting, etc. They hope to open in a month, and by the looks of things, they will.

And right next door facing County Road 951, the Dunkin’ Donuts shop already has a new façade and lots of work seems to be going on as well. That corner is going to be buzzing by the end of the year between Lowe’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Carrabba’s. It’s going to be the happening place in East Naples.

Here’s what also happening around our community:

• The Erich Kunzel Community Concert Series tickets are now on sale and presented by the Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center and Edison State College, Collier Campus. The concert series consists of 6 performances, each on the third Friday of every month starting on Nov. 19 and featuring the Naples Concert Band, Paradise Brass Quintet. All performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Edison College Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The entire series tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for students.

The Dec. 17 performance features the Bach Ensemble Troubadours; Jan. 21, the Naples Ballet, Inc., and Opera Naples Young Artists; Feb. 18, the Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus, and West of Galway Irish/Celtic Band; March 18, Naples Orchestra and Chorus; and April 15, Naples Music Club Scholarship Winners. I’m proud to say that all of these performers live right here in Collier County!

To order tickets, go to www.bayshorecapa.org, or call Chellie Doepke at 877-1722. This is one series that is dynamic, offers wonderful music and is reasonably priced. You won’t want to miss this series, so call or e-mail now.

• The Bayshore Cultural and Performing Arts Center and Naples Botanical Garden will be presenting a six-concert jazz series featuring some of Naples’ most talented and best loved jazz musicians. This series’ concerts are scheduled for the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. Performances will take place on the water in the garden’s newest addition — the Water Garden. Admission is free for garden members, and the price of a regular admission for non-members. The show schedule is: Nov. 21, The Patrician Dean Trio; Dec. 19, The Bob Zottola Quartet; Jan. 16, Rebecca Richardson Quartet; Feb. 20, The Dan Heck Trio; March 20, Stu Shelton Trio; and April 17, Lew Delgatto-Dan Miller Quartet.

• This coming year I will plan another “tour series” for anyone interested in learning more about Collier County’s landfill, the Emergency Operations Center, the water and wastewater treatment plants, South Regional Library, and Freedom Park. Each will be on a different day.

Two years ago when we offered the tours, the attendees seemed very interested and commented they had learned a great deal and were glad they came. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please call my aide, Sue, at 252-8097 to let me know of your interest. I will be scheduling these tours in January, February and March.

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