WOW To Do List: Veterans Community Park design discussion
Breakfast with the Birds
“Back from the Brink – Using Social Attraction to Save Seabirds,” 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Learn about birds at this summer lecture series. Doors open at 9 a.m. Enjoy pastries, coffee and juice. $15. 239-530-5940.
Gulf Coast Little League fall baseball signups are now open for Marco Island and Naples children aged 4-13. Season runs from Sept. 17 until Nov. 16. Practice and play is in East Naples and Marco Island. Kids and parent volunteers can sign-up at www.gulfcoastll.com.
Local author book fair
Applications from authors this month! The Collier County Public Library and the Friends of the Library of Collier County announce a local author book fair from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will be held at the Collier County South Regional Library. It’s an opportunity for local authors and community readers to come together. All authors who are edited and published and wish to participate should submit an application between now and August 31. The application form and eligibility requirements can be obtained by visiting collier-friends.org.
Step Smart Collier senior fall prevention
Step Smart Collier and Iberia Bank have partnered to establish the “Community Partners” series to bring important fall prevention information to Collier County seniors. The next program in the series will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Iberia Bank, 9132 Strada Place, Naples. Reservations are requested by calling 239-552-4820. The SSC/IB “Community Partners” series will focus on fall prevention. The program will feature exhibits by the Supporting Partners of Step Smart Collier in addition to a formal presentation at 5:30 on the many simple steps seniors can take to reduce their risk of falling.
Dog Dayz and Cat Napz of Summer
Gift gallery sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Marco Island Center for the Arts, 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Items will be 10 percent off. 239-294-4221.
6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at La Colmar Bakery and Bistro, 80 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $75. Eurofest features a French theme with a three-course dinner and performances by Opera Naples. Information: Operanaples.org.
Veterans Community Park design discussion
With Kimley-Horn and Associates; this is your opportunity to review park survey results, and provide feedback and input on the park master plan concepts; 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21; Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting, Dr. Fay and Bedford Biles Community Room, 51 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.
Seasons for Success networking event
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Season’s 52, 8930 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Event benefits Collier Childcare Resources and features hors’ d’oeuvres and a free drink ticket for each attendee that reserves a ticket online. Collierchildcare.org/free-networking-event-seasons-52. Information: 239-643-3908.
Biker’s Brunch to benefit abuse counseling and treatment
From 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 26, at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, 14513 Global Parkway, Fort Myers. Event will conclude at Keylime Bistro, 11509 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. $20 includes buffet-style lunch, raffle prizes and more. 239-939-2553.
Naples Zoo August first responder’s appreciation month
Through Aug. 31 at the Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. In appreciation of the police, sheriffs, paramedics, firefighters, and TSA agents who help keep everyone safe, Naples Zoo is once again offering FREE admission to active and retired professional emergency workers. Guests with first responder will receive $2 off admission. A workplace ID must be presented at admission. Napleszoo.org.
‘The Lure of Florida Fishing’
Through Sept. 29 in the Collier Museum at Government Center, 3331 U.S. 41 E., Naples. Exhibit celebrates the history of Florida sport fishing. Information: 239-252-8476.
Your Choice 2018 exhibition
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Sept. 19, at the Naples Art Association in the Frederick O. Watson, Elizabeth & William Barrick, John H. & Lucile Harris, and Minnesota Lobby Galleries, 585 Park St., Naples. Free. Information: Naplesart.org/call-for-artists.
Interactive exhibit I Remember Marco’
The Marco Island Historical Society (MIHS) announces a new interactive exhibit, “I Remember Marco,” at the Marco Island Historical Museum. The exhibit is open to the public until Oct. 4, and admission is free. Visitors are invited to share stories and recollections about Marco Island and its history by participating in photo opportunities to share via social media, interactive question stations, and recording responses to the exhibit’s memory-inspiring Marco Island artifacts and images. Prizes will be awarded to selected participants. The Marco Island Historical Museum is located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and the site is handicapped accessible. For general information visit www.themihs.org or call 239-389-6447.
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. Closing reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.
Group show: Resident artists
Through Nov. 5 at Rosen Gallery & Studios, Naples Art District, North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd., Naples. Features recent works in collage, mixed media, painting and sculpture from Rosita Gilsenan, Tracy Magen Rosen and Richard Rosen. Free. Information: 239-821-1061.
Ten Thousand Island Waverunner Guided Excursions
Daily Tours at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Marco Island Watersports, with three locations, JW Marriott Marco Island, Hilton Marco Island and Marriott’s Crystal Shores Marco Island. 90-minute tours. Experience the native wildlife that resides in the mangrove forests while expert tour guides teach about the nature and geography of the region. $225 plus tax, singles or doubles. Check in a half-hour before departure. 239-642-2359.
Kid’s dolphin watch, sightseeing cruise
At 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 $39 per person. 239-494-5595.
Summer Foreign Film Series by Renaissance Academy
At 2 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 23, at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 Fifth Avenue S., Naples. $8. Tickets: 239-434-4737 or fgcu.edu/racademy.
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.
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.
Advanced Planning – Getting Your Affairs in Order
From 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.
Disney On Ice “Mickey’s Search Party”
Sept. 21 through 23 at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero. Help Mickey Mouse and his friends follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Tickets start at $20. Information: Disneyonice.com.
National Estuaries Day Rookery Bay 40th anniversary event
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This annual event includes staff-narrated boat tours introductory 30-minute kayaking trips and stand-up paddle boarding demos on Henderson Creek, Estuary Encounter interactive marine life exhibit, kids' crafts, Junior Scientist activities, behind-the-scenes tours of the science labs, films, a food truck and more. Free. VIP passes available, skip lines and get front-row seating, $25. Information: Rookerybay.org/calendar. 239-530-5940.
‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is holding a summer session of our safe boating course ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’ starting Oct. 8. The session is a four-week course which is held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Participants get educated on many boating topics and get a 400-page boating text. The sessions include navigation, rules of the road, weather, handling your Boat, etc. Information: Joe Riccio, email@example.com or 239-384-7416.
Mangrove trimming and regulations
At 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. This half day course will provide landscape professionals with knowledge and skills related to mangrove maintenance, and will consist of a combination of demonstrations, hands-on learning, discussion and lecture. Rookerybay.org/calendar. Information: 239-530-5940.
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