3 To Do: Jazz, karaoke and politics

Marco Eagle

1. Wednesday: Brennan Yetter and his Jazz Trio

The Marco Island Center for the Arts presents a “young, high energy fiery jazz player” and Marco Island resident, Brennan Yetter.

This passionate player of jazz is also a sought after music educator and band director at The Community School of Naples. He is a woodwind specialist – saxophones, flute and clarinet – and believes in the importance of music as an art and as a tool for life-long success.

Brennan Yetter performs with big bands, jazz groups and pit orchestras throughout Southwest Florida. His jazz band has a wide-ranging repertoire developed from the early sounds of ragtime and blues with a heated tempo of improvisation. This jazz performance takes place from 5:30 until 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, in the Art Center.

The ticket price is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Call the Art Center at 239-394-4221 or visit the website at www.marcoislandart.org/musicalinterludes.

2. Tuesday: Christmas in July Karaoke 

Christmas in July Karaoke is a fundraiser for Christmas Island Style to support the annual tree lighting event.

The event will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at The SpeakEasy, 1106 ½ North Collier Blvd., Marco Island.

There will be a $5 a song donation and 50/50 raffle.

3. Thursday: East Naples Civic Association candidate forum luncheon

The East Naples Civic Association will host a candidate forum for Collier County Commission Districts 2 and 4. Incumbents Solis (District 2), Taylor (District 4) and candidate Steve Jaron (District 4) have all confirmed attendance.

The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort.

The East Naples Civic Association’s Board of Directors has pre-screened and written questions which have been distributed to the candidates and will be asked during the forum by moderator Bob Harden. The Luncheon will take place at the Player’s Club and Spa, 8060 Grand Lely Dr, Naples, FL 34113, in Lely Resort at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 19. Reservations are required by visiting www.eastnaplescivic.com/luncheon-reservations.

Costs are $25 for non-members and $22 for members.