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AUGUST

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.

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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.

Happy hour for Hope

Marco Island Meals of Hope’s August “Happy Hour for Hope” will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, 201 at Pinchers Crab Shack, 591 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Live entertainment will be provided by Rosetta Stone. Happy Hours for Hope are fundraisers for Marco Island’s Meals of Hope. The $20 admission fee helps the organization buy food for its packaging event in November. A 50/50 drawing is always offered.      Marco Meals of Hope is a joint effort of Kiwanis, Noontime Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Clubs. Information: 239-642-6020 or www.mohmi.org.   

ONGOING

Daytime Pickle Ball is back at the Marco YMCA

Summer camp is over and the kids are back in school. The daytime pickle ball courts are now available. Monday, August 20 is the kick off date for adult pickle ball. Players can enjoy the advanced round robins on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and those who are beginners or intermediates can play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Time frame for all is 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. The program is free to members and only $15 for others. Instructional clinics are slated to begin in October 2018. Information: www.marcoymca.org.

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.

Baseball signups

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.

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.

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.

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.

Christian Motorcyclists Association

At 11 a.m. the second Saturday of every month in the upstairs meeting room at the Naples Harley Davidson, 3645 Gateway Lane, Naples. All are welcome to monthly meeting and rides 239-267-9070; CMAser6.org/FL/SouthernServants.

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. Information: 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.

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.

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.

SEPTEMBER

Manatee talk

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Learn what these fascinating creatures are all about and how you can help protect them. RSVP. Regular entrance fees apply. Information: 239-463-4588.

Fishing clinic

At 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Join a park naturalist and learn a variety of tackle and fresh bait rigs, find out the best places to drop a line and learn about the rules and regulations that pertain to game fishing. RSVP. Regular entrance fees apply. Information: 239-463-4588.

Sea turtle program

At 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Learn about the fascinating life-cycle and journeys of the marine turtles that visit Lovers Key each summer. RSVP. Regular entrance fees apply. Information: 239-463-4588.

Leg It for Literacy

At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples. 5K run/walk to benefit literacy in Collier County. $25 for 5K chip timed, $20 for run or walk for exercise and fun, families welcome. Price includes t-shirts for all registrants, hydration stations, medals and refreshments. Proceeds will support Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, a 501 c3 nonprofit teaching English as a second language to adults and families. Collierliteracyvolunteers.org. Information: 239-262-4448.

Advanced panning – 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.

‘Sensational Sharks’

At 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Lovers Key State Park, 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Discover why sharks, which are often feared, are an incredible group of animals which are commonly misunderstood. Explore why they’re important to our ecosystem and learn what you can do to help protect them. RSVP. Regular entrance fees apply. Information: 239-463-4588.

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.

Naples Women’s Leadership Summit

From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 through 29, at Hodges University, 2647 Professional Circle, Naples. The League of Courageous Women, in partnership with Hodges University, is inviting women to attend the First Annual Women’s Leadership Summit, an event intended to help young women develop the critical life skills of confidence, goal setting, leadership and mentorship. Opening dinner Friday, Sept. 28, with a keynote presentation and team building exercises. The Summit will begin Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 a.m. starting with breakfast and leading into a full agenda of speakers, break-out sessions and socials. Boxed lunches will be provided. Tickets range $75 to $149. Information: Leagueofcourageouswomen.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.

OCTOBER

Reflections on Glass: Fräbel in the Garden

Oct. 1 through March 31 at Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples. This whimsical show brings a collection of glass sculptures and installations by flamework glass artist Hans Godo Fräbel to meet the Garden. Included with regular admission. One-of-a-kind pieces of Fräbel glass will be available for purchase in the Berger Shop in the Garden. Information: 239-315-7289; SGeroy@naplesgarden.org.

Southwest Florida Autism Speaks Walk

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6, at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. Autism Speaks Southwest Florida hosts their annual Walk at Estero Community Park, Estero. Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest autism fundraising event dedicated to improving the lives of people with autism. 561-465-0054. Information: Melissa.dinuzzo@autismspeaks.org.

SWFL Pride Fest in Fort Myers

From noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers. SWFL Pride is a family friendly event that will feature the vendor market, service organizations, local and national community organizations, social organizations, area non-profits, supportive religious organizations, games, activities, live music, shopping, food and drinks. Free. Information: Prideswfl.com. info@prideswfl.org.

‘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, cgauxcourses@gmail.com or 239-384-7416.

Marco boat show

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12 to 14, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island. The Marco Boat is the largest premier in-water recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. The show will feature displays by Marinas, Boat dealers, and other marine related businesses. One-Day admission: $5. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Information: marcoboatshow.com.

Corkscrew Swamptober Fest

From 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 375 Sanctuary Road W., Naples. Experience the Corkscrew boardwalk in the evening light and participate in educational programs and interpretive exhibits during Corkscrew’s After Hours nights when the Sanctuary’s Blair Audubon Center and 2.25 mile boardwalk stay open until 9 p.m. $14 adult admission for all-day admission and after-hours event. Information: corkscrew.audubon.org/programs/corkscrew-after-hours.

Scarecrows in the Park

Oct. 12 through 28 at Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolous Drive, Fort Myers. Local businesses, community members, organizations, schools and youth groups can join the contest fun by fashioning custom-made scarecrows to be displayed at Lakes Park during the festival. Proceeds will benefit the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories by a team of celebrity judges at the Scarecrows VIP Party on Saturday, Oct. 13. Fall Festival attendees will vote for their favorites in the People’s Choice competition. People’s Choice winners will be announced the last week of the Festival. Information: info@lakespark.org.

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