2017-09-07 / Arts & Entertainment News


¦ Waterside Shops hosts the fifth annual Craving Fashion culinary and fashion event where guests can see the latest fashions available at retailers and enjoy bites from dozens of area restaurants from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit United Way of Collier County. For more information as the date nears, call 598-1605 or visit www.watersideshops.com.

¦ Craft beer connoisseurs, food truck fans and avian aficionados are invited to the inaugural “Brews for the Birds” at Everglades Wonder Gardens from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. The gardens will be transformed into the Everglades Beer Gardens with twinkling lights, craft beer tastings and folk and jazz music from The Woodwork and Raymond Charles. Bone Hook Brewing Co., Bury Me Brewing, Fort Myers Brewing, Momentum Brewhouse, Naples Beach Brewery, Point Ybel Brewing Company, Riptide Brewing Company and Scotty’s Bierwerks will serve their signature brews. Food trucks lined up to date are El Local Mexican Street Food, JewBan’s Deli Dale and Sweet Cheesus.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (if available). All proceeds from ticket sales and 10 percent of food truck sales will help enhance the gardens’ avian habitat. To purchase a ticket, visit www.evergladeswondergardens.com/event/1686. Greg Orick Marine Construction is the evening’s Growler sponsor. Additional sponsorships are available. For information, call Sabra Smith at 449-1524 or email sabrasmith@londonbay.com.

¦ The David Lawrence Center Young Executives hosts a National Recovery Month-themed Wish List Friendraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Public House in Creekside Corners on Immokalee Road. Admission is free, and those making a wish list donation will receive one free drink ticket. Wish list items include composition notebooks for journaling, art therapy supplies such as pipe cleaners, glitter, sidewalk chalk and bubbles, and stress relieving puzzles. Guests also have the option of making a cash donation at the door toward the purchase of these much-needed items that will help children in DLC’s various recovery programs. The friendraiser is sponsored by Barron Collier Companies. For more information, call the center at 354-1434.

¦ The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples Guild holds “Backyard Bash: Barbeque and Brew” from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Naples Beach Brewery. Guests will enjoy local beer, great food, live music, photo booth fun and beer pong and cornhole tournaments. General admission is $50; VIP admission is $75. All proceeds will benefit STEAM educational programming at C’mon. Must be 21 to attend. Purchase tickets at www.cmon.org. Sponsors to date are D&D Site Services, Naples Beach Brewery, Germain Lexus of Naples, Montgomery Eye Center, and Thornburg Pediatrics. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, call Teresa Stohs at 260- 1708 or email tstohs@cmon.org.

¦ 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 for $65 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.

¦ Project HELP hosts its inaugural Halloween party from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Design Studio by Raymond, 990 First St. N. The ghoulish fun includes a costume contest, tarot card readings, music, dancing, games, raffles and sweet treats. Adults only, please. Tickets are $60. Call 649-1404 or visit www.projecthelpnaples.org.

¦ Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida honors its 2017 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County laureates on Thursday evening, Oct. 26, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. For tickets or more information, visit www.JASWFL.org.

¦ High fashion collides with high art at “Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show” to benefit the Naples Art Association from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Volvo Cars of Naples. Jewelry designer Amanda Jaron chairs the evening that will include a runway show, sales gallery and live auction featuring clothing and accessories for men and women by local artists and designers from Los Angeles, New York, the Philippines and Italy. In addition to A.Jaron Fine Jewelry and Volvo Cars of Naples, sponsors to date include Shula’s at the Hilton Naples, Johnny Was, First Florida Integrity Bank, Gulfshore Life and Salons by JC. Tickets range from $25 for students to $150 for a VIP package. For tickets or more information, call the Naples Art Association at 262-6517, ext. 121.

¦ 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 and 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.

¦ The 2017 NCH Hospital Ball takes place Saturday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The longest running annual gala in the history of Naples has been held for 59 years to raise funds and awareness for critical hospital programs and services. Invitations will be mailed this fall. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call 624-2000.

¦ Shops and restaurants at the Village on Venetian Bay do their part for Friends of Foster Children Forever during the annual “Sip & Sample” from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. For more information, call Gisela Estrada at 262-1808, email gisela@friendsoffosterchildren.net or visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net.

¦ Tea at the Ritz to benefit Make- A-Wish 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, 2018, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. For more information, call 775-2800 or email info@capacenter.org.

¦ The Wishmaker’s Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida will be held Saturday evening, Jan. 13, 2018, 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.

¦ Guadalupe Center’s “Welcome Aboard” signature gala takes place Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at The Ritz- Carlton Golf Resort. Amy Heuerman chairs the evening that benefits the center’s three educational programs serving Immokalee students from cradle to career. “Welcome Aboard” begins with a cocktail reception and meet-and-greet with high school students within Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program, along with a presentation from a Tutor Corps student.

Sponsors to date include the Moglia Family Foundation, London Bay Homes, TD Ameritrade, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MarineMax, Seminole Immokalee Casino, Gulfshore Life, Preferred Travel, Port Royal Jewelers and Waterside Shops. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available until Sept. 15. Individual tickets are $500. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or to learn more about Guadalupe Center, visit www.guadalupecenter.org. ¦

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

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