Naples Italian American Foundation is sponsoring a meatballs-and-pasta dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. The foundation is at 7035 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples. Dinner also includes salad, bread and a light dessert. $12, members; $15, others. Reservations are required by calling 239-597-5210.
Boat parade buffet
Marco Island Yacht Club will offer an open-to-the-public buffet from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at 1400 North Collier Blvd., Marco Island, offering views of the Marco Island Boat Parade. Dinner is $34.95 for adults and $14.95 for children following the parade. Reservations: 239-394-0199 or marcoislandyachtclub.net
Chapin open house
An open house celebrates what would have been singer/songwriter-philanthropist Harry Chapin’s 70th birthday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, with a tour of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, 3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers. Birthday cake and information about Chapin’s life are included. Information: 239-334-7007
Fish or shrimp with hushpuppies, fries and coleslaw with entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m. for $8 on Friday, Dec. 7, at VFW Post 7721, 800 Neff’s Way, Naples. Call 239-455-7721 for more information.
Tony’s off Third is hosting a Champagne and sparkler tasting by Sukie Honeycutt from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at 1300 Third St. S., Naples. Cost is $25, which includes a $10 coupon toward the purchase of a featured Champagne or sparkler. Reservations: 239-262-7999
Pro golf star Fuzzy Zoeller will sign bottles of his vodka from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Randy’s Fishmarket and Restaurant, 10395 U.S. 41 N., Naples. The vodka is $29.95 per bottle. Reservations: 239-293-5555
The St. Agnes Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at St. Agnes Church Parish Center, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. $6, adults; $3, per children; $20, per family. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, Texas French toast, juice and coffee. Information: 239-293-6677
Einstein Bros. discounts “bagels and a schmear” of cream cheese 25 percent from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Stores are at 5311 Airport-Pulling Road North, Naples, 239-513-0330 and 1210 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-261-2600.
The Good Life, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, is offering the following classes:
■ Small-knife skills, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, $50
■ All-American appetizers with Shelly Connor, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19, $50. Reservations: 239-514-4663
■ Demonstrations by Bobbie Thompson are from 11:30 to noon on Friday, Dec. 7, (nutty cranberry tart) and from 11:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 15 (gingerbread bars).
Tastings and more
Whole Foods Market will offer a free tasting of its top 10 wines and cheeses from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 12 in the specialty beer, wine and cheese department and a sampling of items from the store’s December holiday menu from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 9101 Strada Place, Naples. Shop the store Saturday and 5 percent of the day’s net sales will go to 95210 Kids on the Go and the Healthy Children’s Coalition for 300 students in third to fifth grades at the Golden Gate Elementary School, Golden Gate Terrace Elementary School and Mike Davis Elementary School. Information: 239-552-5100
Holiday gift sets
Sassy Cakes Inc. is taking orders for holiday cupcake gift sets, wrapped with an ornament and a bow for $16.50 for a dozen minis or $34.50 for a dozen large cupcakes. The store is at 837 Fourth Ave. S. (behind Ciao’s Ristorante), Naples. Information: 239-687-5100
Brambles English Tea Room is offering a special holiday afternoon tea during December from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The tea room is at 340 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. The tea includes finger sandwiches, an English scone with fresh strawberries, Devonshire clotted cream, and strawberry preserves and two holiday pastries along with a pot of tea of your choice. $21.75. Reservations: 239-262-7894
Dinner with medium
Medium Francesca Kimpton will speak before a three-course dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Chez Boët, 755 12th Ave. S., Naples. $79; includes a glass of wine. Reservations: 239-643-6177
Tasting with Lisa Palazzo, representative of Riedel, who will discuss the relationship between the shape of the glass and the wine, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Clive Daniel Home, 2777 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Admission is a new pair of children’s socks for Undercover Angels. Reservations required by Friday at 239-261-4663.
■ Skillets restaurants are featuring gingerbread pancakes with two eggs, bacon and homemade cranberry sauce for $9 for breakfast and a sirloin cheddar panini wrap on a multigrain tortilla with grilled onions for $9.75 for lunch during December. The restaurants are at 4170 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-262-3788; 5461 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples, 239-566-1999; and 9174 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, 239-992-9333.
■ The Frozen Yogurt Club, Granada Shoppes, 1016 Immokalee Road, Naples, is giving 10 percent off to customers who show a receipt from Moe’s, haircolorxperts, Truly Organic Pizza or Advanced Auto in that shopping center during December.
■ $500 gift cards for the Capital Grille, which includes a set of Capital Grille steak knives, a bonus gift card and free shipping. The restaurant is at 9005 Mercato Drive, Naples. Information: 239-254-0640
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