3 To Do: Coastal Cleanup at Tigertail Beach, more

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1. Coastal Cleanup at Tigertail Beach, throughout Collier

From 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, Friends of Tigertail in conjunction with Collier County's “Keep Collier Beautiful” is taking part in the International Coastal Clean-up to remove debris from beaches worldwide.

Humans weren't the only creatures scouring the lagoon at Tigertail Beach in this file photo.

Southwest Florida beaches have suffered in recent months. Tigertail has been spared the worst of red tide devastation, but trash still builds up, spoiling the beauty of the park.

Bags, gloves, and water will be provided, though we encourage bringing your own reusable bags or buckets and water bottles to cut down on waste.

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There will be Keep Collier Beautiful T-shirts for participants, as well as certificates of appreciation and community volunteer hours for school children.

Bring the family, wear shoes that can get wet, as well as a hat for sun protection. Meet at the kiosk at Tigertail Beach.

Check for other locations at keepcollierbeautiful.com.

2. Art Classes for qualified middle, high school students

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites interested students to apply to the popular Young Artists Academy.

This prominent program offers free art classes for middle and high school students who are talented and are interested in creating art. To be eligible for the program, a student must be in Grades 6-12. Also, grade appropriate home-schooled children can apply.

Applications will not be accepted after Sept. 24.

Information: marcoislandart.com.

3. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

At Naples Zoo with Dora and Diego: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Naples Zoo, 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples. Guests can enjoy the zoo as usual and take part in this celebration that includes music, dancing, games and special guests Dora from “Dora the Explorer” and Diego from “Go, Diego, Go!” napleszoo.org.

"USA postage stamp showing proud Hispanic American mean and women marines, soldiers and veterans"

Latin Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, 896 River Point Drive, Naples. $100 per person, $180 per couple. Jackets required for men. Napleschbp.org.

Fiesta Fest: 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 15, in Park Shore Plaza, 4255 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Event features live music, entertainment and authentic food and margaritas. Entry is free. 239-302-1444.