2017-07-13 / Arts & Entertainment News


¦ A “Summer Bling Fling” and dress collection party to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour, 900 Neapolitan Way in Naples. Guests will enjoy a wine and cheese reception with raffles, drawings and discount shopping, with 20 percent of sales going to PACE. Each person who donates a dress or purse for Love That Dress! (see next item) will receive a gift from Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour. For more information, call 434-9700 or visit www.oohlalanaples.com.

¦ PACE Center For Girls-Collier at Immokalee and presenting sponsor White House Black Market present the seventh annual Love That Dress! from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. General admission is $30; VIP admission with 5 p.m. entry is $150. VIP guests and major sponsors enjoy private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express checkout service and complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets go on sale July 15 at www.lovethatdress.org.

In the meantime, sponsors, volunteers and vendors are still welcome, as are donations of new and gently worn dresses of all styles and sizes. Dress donations can be dropped off during business hours at these locations: A. Jaron Studio, First Florida Integrity Bank, Georgie’s & The Shoe Resort, Gretchen Scott Designs, Healthsource Chiropractic, Ideal Image, IHeart- Media, Invitation to Paper, Kunjani, Lilly Pulitzer and Lux Boutique.

¦ The Purple Party Masquerade hosted by the NextGen Committee of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children takes place from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Cavo Lounge. NextGen members and other young professionals gather to raise awareness to end domestic violence and human trafficking. Tickets are $65 and include one drink (cash bar available), hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Lisa Hulme is this year’s chair, and Mike Gebeau is vice-chair. For tickets or more information, including details about sponsorship opportunities, call Rebecca Thompson at 775-3862 or go to www.naplesshelter.org/ purpleparty.

¦ Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida honors its 2017 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County laureates during a dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.JASWFL. org.

¦ The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The following awards will be presented: The Robert C. Cosgrove Award, Patty and Jay Baker; the Harvey Kapnick Award, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy Award, Wynn’s Market & Catering; and the Excellence in Civic Leadership Award, The Latchkey League of The Salvation Army. Tickets are $185. For more information, visit www.cfcollier.org/events.

¦ Humane Society Naples holds its 19th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon: “The Real Housepets of Naples” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Co-chairs are Philip Douglas and Doug Olsen. Tickets are $200. Formal invitations will be mailed. For information about sponsorships, email Annemarie Zoller at events@hsnaples.org.

¦ Youth Haven holds its fourth annual Uncorked wine pairing event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Mediterra Beach Club in Bonita Springs. Guests will catch stellar views of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico while enjoying wines from Napa Valley vintner Darioush, live entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Tickets for $150 go on sale Aug. 1 at www.youthhavenswfl.org.

¦ Tea at the Ritz to benefit Make-AWish Southern Florida takes place from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For tickets or more information as the date nears, call 992-9474, ext. 22, or email lcolantonio@sflawish.org.

¦ CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center holds its annual gala, “Hitting the Right Note,” Monday evening, Jan. 8, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. For more information, call 775-2800 or email info@capacenter.org.

¦ The David Lawrence Center celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. While numerous programs and events will mark the milestone throughout the year, the biggest of all will be the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala: “Puttin’ on the Ritz” the evening of Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For more information, call Jennifer Denike at 304-3505, email jenniferde@dlcmhc.com or visit www.DLCgala.org.

¦ The Wishmaker’s Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida will be held Saturday evening, Jan. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For tickets or more information as the date nears, call 992-9474, ext. 22, or email lcolantonio@sflawish.org.

¦ Champions For Learning holds the annual Night of Champions from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Watch www.championsforlearning.org for more information as the date nears.

¦ The Neighborhood Health Clinic hosts a gourmet vintner dinner Saturday evening, Feb. 3, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The evening begins with a reception featuring a samples from more than 10 winemakers selected by The Ritz- Carlton’s sommelier. Following the tasting, guests will enjoy dinner, live entertainment, a live auction, dancing and more. Guests will be able to be “life savers” by donating directly to clinic, where 90 cents of every dollar goes directly to patient services. NHC cares for approximately 200 working, uninsured patients a week.

Tickets to the vintner dinner are $375. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 316-7416 or visit www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org. ¦

— Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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