2017-07-13 / Arts & Entertainment News


¦ Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. Members pay a $7 door fee; guests pay $9. Light bites are served, and attendees pay for their own beverages. The club sponsors other social events throughout the year as well. For more information, visit www.winetastersofnaples.wildapricot.org.

¦ Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreation, culture, charitable and social activities for those persons single, divorced or widowed. Members meet at 5 p.m. every Friday for happy hour and dinner at different restaurants around town. Upcoming gathering spots are: July 14, Brunina’s Pizza & Pasta, 4330 Thomason Drive; July 21, Watermark Grille, 11280 Tamiami Trail N.; and July 28, 2017 Eurasia, 8793 Tamiami Trail E. For more information, call Carey Hughes 262-0278 or email careyjh@aol.com.

¦ Gamma Phi Betas who are living in or visiting Southwest Florida are welcome to join members for lunch on the second Monday of every month at Brio Ristorante in Waterside Shops. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420.

¦ The Antique Automobile Club of America–Naples Marco Region members meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at First United Church of Naples, 388 First Ave. S. Visitors are always welcome. The next meeting is July 24. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877-3228 or visit www.naplesmarcoaaca.org.

¦ Toast of The Coast Toastmasters Club #6544, recognized by Toastmasters International as a President’s Distinguished Club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month at the American Cancer Society office, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. The next meetings are July 14 and 23. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 777-0416 or visit www.ToastOfTheCoast.org.

¦ Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. July 15 and 29 at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. Members should bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgerald’s. RSVP by emailing Joe Geithmann at joeearl42@yahoo.com. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594- 0868 or email dcri tchie@comcast.net.

¦ The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information call J. Burke at 659-0659 or email paddyeb@hotmail.com.

¦ The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Naples Conference Center, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com.

¦ The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is July 20. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org.

¦ The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Aug. 2. Members also serve a buffet breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots’ lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes all-you-can-eat fresh fruit, donuts and pastries, yogurt, breakfast sausage, juice and coffee, with all proceeds benefitting the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit www.eaa1067.com.

¦ Want to ski Steamboat, Jackson Hole and Aspen/Snowmass in 2018? Join the Southwest Florida Ski Club to learn about upcoming ski adventures on the slopes. Starting in September, membership meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month, and social gatherings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at different locations throughout Naples. For more information, call 839-3711 or visit www.swflskiclub.com. ¦

— Email club news to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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