Fall activities are popping up in full force as November continues. Parents will be torn over the plethora of kid-friendly events happening this week.
Because Monday was a day off for Collier and Lee County schools, parents may need an evening to be couch potatoes come Tuesday. To keep your sanity, send those youngsters outside for play in the fleeting hours of sunlight. Or take them to Palm Cottage when it unveils its old-fashioned Christmas, from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. Thousands of twinkling lights will illuminate Naples’ oldest house. Information: 239-261-8164 or visit napleshistoricalsociety.org.
Store your kid-chasing energy for Thursday, Nov. 14 when the annual Fall Festival begins at Eagle Lakes Community Park in East Naples. The carnival runs all weekend from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, from 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 2 to 11 p.m. on Sunday. There are rides, games and refreshments. The parks is at 11565 Tamiami Trail East, Naples. Information: 793-4414 or visit collierparks.org
Since Daylight Saving Time has ended, I can finally take my kids to the free outdoor movie in the park. This Saturday, Nov. 16, Cambier Park will be filled with families when “Zookeeper” shows on the oversized inflatable screen, beginning at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Information: tinyurl.com/lm8fmwc
Sundays are reserved as family day at my house, so this week, we’re heading to the Golisano Children’s Museum for Family Fun Day Festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy games, activities, food and fun; or if you’re like me, chasing my kids through the facility. Free with regular admission of $10 each. Infants under age 1 are always free. C’Mon is at 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. 239-514-0084 or visit cmon.org.
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