WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
Naples author Marlena Brackebusch will sign copies of her newest novel, “Treacherous Voyage,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 6 at The Dock at Crayton Cove. The restaurant makes an appearance in the book, as does its popular Dark and Stormy cocktail. Everyone who purchases a book will enjoy a complimentary Dark and Stormy. Theater ¦ All Shook Up – By The Naples Players through July 29 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See review on page C8. ¦ Kokonut Kapers – By KidzAct of The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre July 6-8. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page C1. ¦ Flea Bitten – Enjoy dinner and laughs over “Flea Bitten,” a two-person comedy about colorful flea market characters, every Thursday at Mongello’s. $24.95 for dinner and the show. 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644. ¦ Psycho Beach Party – By Laboratory Theatre July 6-28 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481. ¦ Grease – At the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, through Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. ¦ Puss In Boots – By Broadway Palm Children’s Theatre at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers, July 6-Aug. 4. All performances begin with a buffet at noon. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. ¦ Caught in the Net – At the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers, July 12-Aug. 18. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
“Forest Grump” by Neapolitan Sandra Yeyati, above, is among the photographs in the “Camera USA” juried exhibit on display at The von Liebig Art Center through Aug. 10. The center at 585 Park St. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free. Call 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org. Thursday, July 5 ¦ Plant Clinic – Bring your gardening questions to the Naples Botanical Garden for advice from expert Master Gardeners from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. ¦ Garden Tour – Take a guided tour of The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society, beginning at 10 a.m. $10 per person (free for children and NHS members). 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 for reservations. ¦ Trunk Show – Blue Mangrove Gallery hosts the Trollbeads national summer trunk show through July 7. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 393-2405. ¦ Jebry and Friends – Catch up with Jebry and friends for live jazz from 6-9 p.m. at New York Pizza and Pasta. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500. ¦ Tribute Show – See a Neil Diamond tribute show at The Stage in Bonita Springs. Dinner seating begins at 5:45 p.m. and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road. 405-8566. Call about other tribute shows on the calendar this week, including Bob Seger and Led Zeppelin. ¦ A Stand-Up Guy – Jim Short performs tonight through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club, 599 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 389-6900.
Friday, July 6 ¦ Art Party – The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception and open house for “Sand, Surf, Summer” from 6-8 p.m. The beachthemed fun includes a steel drum band. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.
Saturday, July 7 ¦ Have Some Heart – The Roger “RC” Campagnolo Memorial 5K Heart Walk/Run sets out at 7 a.m. at North Collier Regional Park. Activities take place until noon. 823- 6574 or www.therunshoppe.com. ¦ Skim Board Demo – Learn some tips during a free skim board demonstration by Pro Team rider Dave Scott from 9 a.m. to noon on the beach at 16th Avenue South. Giveaways and refreshments included. 262-1877. ¦ Really, Really Free – Share your useable items, skills, ideas, music and more at the Really, Really Free Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fleischmann Park. email@example.com. ¦ Dixieland Jazz – Enjoy Dixieland jazz runs from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. 213-3049. ¦ Miromar Music – Ben Roberts performs from 4-7 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. ¦ Mantras and Melodies – Bala Vinyasa Yoga presents a session of kirtan, a joyful form of meditative singing, with Missy Balsam and friends from 7-9 pm. $15 suggested donation. 6326 Trail Blvd. N. 598-1938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 8 ¦ Dog Days – Bring your canine companion (on a leash) to Naples Botanical Garden for a walk from 8-11 a.m. every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Free admission for members and their dogs; $12.95 for non-member humans and $7.95 for their four-legged friends. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. ¦ More Miromar Music – Ron Stanley performs from 1-4 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.MiromarOutlets.com. ¦ Foreign Film – See “Departures” (Japan, 2008) and discuss the movie afterward with John Guerra from 1-4 p.m. at the Naples Center of the FGCU Renaissance Academy. An unemployed cellist answers a classified ad titled “Departures” thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, only to discover that the job is actually in a funeral parlor. Rated PG-13. $4 for members, $5 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or email@example.com. ¦ Reggae Jam – Jahgape performs at South Street Oven & Grill starting at 10 p.m. 1410 Pine Ridge Road N. 435-9333.
Monday, July 9 ¦ All Acoustic – It’s acoustic artist night beginning at 7 p.m. at Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. ¦ Jazz with Jebry – Join Jebry and friends for live jazz and dancing from 6-9 p.m. at Mongello’s, 4221 Tamiami Trail E. 793-2644.
Tuesday, July 10 ¦ Decoding Dan Brown – Learn to separate truth from fiction in Dan Brown’s novels in an FGCU Renaissance Academy class titled “History of Secret Societies and Conspiracy Theories” from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Naples Center of FGCU. Dr. Alex Crandall instructs. $20 for Renaissance Academy members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ¦ About the Everglades – The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents “The Everglades: A Treasure Squandered?” from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU. Steve Valdespino instructs. $20 for Renaissance Academy members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3270 or email@example.com. Marching Molars – Dave Graff, environmental specialist at Rookery Bay, shares fun facts about sea cows in a presentation titled “Manatees and Marching Molars” at 2 p.m. at the Marco Island Library, 201 S Heathwood Drive. Registration required. 394-3272. Movie Night – Gulf Coast Town Center presents a free screening of “The Emperor’s New Groove” beginning around 8:30 p.m. on the Market Plaza lawn. 267-0783 or www.gulfcoasttowncenter.com.
Wednesday, July 11 ¦ Book Discussion – Librarian Claudia Schmitt leads a discussion of “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter” by Tom Franklin beginning at 2 p.m. at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. Registration required. 263-7768 or 262-4130. ¦ Green Drinks Happy Hour – Chez Boet hosts Old Naples Green Drinks Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with guest Joann Johansen from The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. All who are interested in learning more about or contributing to local efforts in environmental sustainability are welcome. Two-for-one drinks and $5 small plates in the bar salon. 595-7002 or www.chezboetnaples.com. ¦ Marine Lecture – Marine mammal researcher Denise Boyd presents “Helping Stranded Marine Mammals” from 6-7 p.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Research Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for wine and light refreshments. $8 for Friends of Rookery Bay, $10 for others. 300 Tower Road. RSVP to 417-6310 or www.rookerybay.org.
Coming Up ¦ Movie Night – The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of SWFL presents “The Political Dr. Seuss” film and discussion at 7 p.m. July 12 in conjunction with the exhibit “American Cartoonists, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.” 4760 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP to 263-9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org ¦ Repun Tango – Hosts a class for beginners at 7:30 p.m. followed by milonga from 8-11 p.m. July 14 and 28. $15 per person. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango.com. ¦ Food Truck Rally – Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Food Truck Rally from 1-5 p.m. July 15. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. ¦ Book Talk – Librarian Kathleen Dolan leads a discussion of Amy Franklin Willis’ “The Lost Saints of Tennessee” beginning at 2 p.m. July 17 at South Regional Library. After the discussion, be prepared to share the title of your latest great read. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Register by calling 252-7542. ¦ Summer Wine Series – Angelina’s continues its summer wine dinners on July 18 with a menu by Executive Chef Greg Scarlatos paired with wines from Italy and South America. $89. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs. Call 390-3187 or visit www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com for reservations. ¦ Hot Cars – Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts a Motorsports Corvette Show from 4-7 p.m. June 21. www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Caladium Festival – Naples Botanical Garden members can hop a bus to Lake Placid for the 21st annual Lake Placid Caladium Festival on Aug. 24. $85 per person includes festival admission, lunch and a tour of caladium fields and downtown’s historical murals. 643-7275 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ¦
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