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MAY

Agave Naples’ Pig Roast

6 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, at Agave, 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. The buffet-style feast will feature items like Agave’s signature guacamole, zesty Mexican street corn and maple-bacon caramel glaze ice cream. $65 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Limited seating. RSVP. 239-734-8654 or agavenaples.com.

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Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

A workshop to learn how green infrastructure can play a critical role in making South Florida’s coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards such as hurricanes and sea level rise. Through group discussions, activities, and presentations featuring green infrastructure projects from South Florida, participants will learn what they can do to support green infrastructure implementation in their coastal communities. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., May 31 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, one mile south of the intersection of U.S. 41 and Collier Boulevard. Information: rookerybay.org.

JUNE

Parallel Harmonies: Art and Nature

This collection of work by Cesar Aguilera, Paul Arsenault, Juan Diaz, and Katia Miranda celebrates the relationship between the artist and the natural world that inspires him or her. Through Oct. 31 at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Opening reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

 

Community fun day

Community fun day for all ages from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, June 2. Live music, food, games, intro to yoga, prizes, bounce house, crafts, raffle, free bingo, and more at Marco Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Boulevard, Marco Island.

Naples Pride Festival

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Cambier Park, 755 Eighth Avenue S., Naples. Event features music, entertainment, stage performers, food, drinks and related vendors. $5 entry donation. Naplespride.org.

‘An Evening with Kevin Nealon’ a comedy benefit for Hope Hospice

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Proceeds will benefit Hope Hospice. Nealon will entertain Hope supporters with a family-friendly standup routine. $65 general admission. Meet and greet sponsorship package is $150 and includes preferred seating ticket and a meet and greet at a private, pre-event reception. General admission tickets: broadwaypalm.com. Package: hopehcs.org/kevin. 239-482-4673.

Naples Sugden Stride 5k

7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at Sugden Regional Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples. Runners will have scenic views as they wind around Lake Avalon on a closed path inside the park. Post-race festivities include music, refreshments and a variety of snacks. $35. Eliteevents.org/sugden-stride-5k.html.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Environmental Summer Camps

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekly, June 11 through Aug. 3, at the Conservancy, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples. The Conservancy offers three types of camps throughout the summer for children completing kindergarten through sixth grade, and a separate Junior Naturalist program for students finishing grades seven through nine. $255-$285 per week for Conservancy Members, $305-$335 for non-members. Info: conservancy.org/summer camp or 239-262-0304 ext. 266.

Kids Free Friday: Mammals

From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., June 15, in celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this popular summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. We recommend a ratio of no more than 3 kids per adult to ensure a safe and pleasurable experience. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located at 300 Tower Road, one mile south of the intersection of US41 and Collier Boulevard. Learn more and register for tours and events at rookerybay.org/calendar. Friends of Rookery Bay member discounts apply to most events.

Everglades City Parade

10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at City Hall, 102 Copeland Ave., Everglades City. Opening ceremony at 10 a.m., dedication of the restored firehouse at 10:30 a.m., parade at 10:45 a.m., grand finale musical fireworks display at 9 p.m.  Booths open at 11 a.m. in McLeod Park and include hotdogs and sodas, bake sales, face painting, arts and crafts vendors, kiddies’ best dressed contest and playground games. Evergladeshistorical.org.

ONGOING

Kid’s dolphin watch sightseeing cruise

10 a.m. Saturdays, Pure Florida Naples at Tin City, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. The 1.5-hour children’s cruise provides an entertaining environment for young ones to learn about the Southwest Florida environment and to observe the variety of wildlife present on the waters, such as dolphins, pelicans, eagles and many other animals. While registration for the children’s cruise is free for youth 12-years-old and younger, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets are $35 per person. 239-494-5595.

Mackle Park mah jongg

Mah Jongg is held from m 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Information: 239-642-0575 or cityofmarcoisland.com

Canasta

Canasta is held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Information: 239-642-0575 or cityofmarcoisland.com

Island Knitters

A group of knitters meets from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Information: 239-642-0575 or cityofmarcoisland.com

Duplicate bridge

Bridge is held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays at Mackle Park Community Center, 1361 Andalusia Terrace. There is a $10 yearly fee. Call Gwen at 394-0675 for available spaces.     

Round Robin Tennis

Round Robin Tennis is available at various times and days for men and women at the Greater Marco Family YMCA, 101 Sand Hill Street, Marco Island. Eight clay courts are available. Round Robins are free to Marco YMCA members and $15 for community participants. Players must register to play in Round Robins. Registration or information: 239-394-3144, ext. 224.

Lupus support

The Marco/Naples lupus support group meets the third Saturday of each month at Physicians Regional Medical Center, 8300 Collier Blvd, Naples. Meetings are held from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Palm Dining Room.  Open to all patients, families and interested parties. Learn to live and cope with Lupus, get current information. Contact Marilyn, 239-398-4800 or Jan, 239-389-2749

JULY

Kids Free Fridays: Mammals

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

Kids Free Fridays: Birds

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

Kids Free Fridays: Reptiles

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

AUGUST

Kids Free Fridays: Fish

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. In celebration of the Reserve’s 40th anniversary, this summer education program provides free admission with programming geared towards children ages 12 and younger who are accompanied by an adult. 239-530-5940.

SEPTEMBER

Advanced Planning – Getting Your Affairs in Order
1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples. Experts from the legal, medical, financial, and real estate professions will help attendees get a better perspective on advanced panning. Free. 239-687-3156.

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