Naples Florida Weekly


SCORE Naples presents “Building Your Brand” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Naples Accelerator, 3510 Kraft Road, Ste. 220, Naples. The workshop is designed to help you learn how to build your brand and help entrepreneurs understand the importance of a strong company brand vs. a company logo. Speaker Katelyn Cassio has nearly 20 years in the graphic design and marketing industries. For more than 50 years, SCORE has served as a source of free, confidential mentoring. SCORE counselors provide business mentoring to for-profit and nonprofit businesses. Cost for the workshop is $30 when registering online. Visit or call 239-430-0081.

The Women’s Republican Club of Naples, Federated will be holding its next monthly luncheon on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Tiburon Golf Club, 2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples. State Attorney Amira Fox will be speaking about “Justice – Fair and Accessible to All.” $35 members/$40 non-members. RSVP by Sept. 10 at or call 201-540-9844 for more information.

Gulf Breeze Bop Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 27 at the Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs. A free dance lesson with paid admission is at 6:30 p.m., open dancing 7:15-9:30 p.m. DJ Bobby Picone and instructor Cindy Johnson. This is a nonprofit dance club with members. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for guests.

The Naples IOWA Club invites friends and alumni of the University of Iowa to watch all the Hawkeye football games this year at Bone Hook Brewing Company, 1514 Immokalee Road, Naples. This week, Iowa takes on Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 14. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Questions, contact Michael Eovino at 319-431-8845 or email

Friends of Rookery Bay will hold a special presentation, “Your Florida Panther,” from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, 300 Tower Road, Naples. Jessica Sutt, FWS wildlife refuge specialist, Florida panther and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuges is the guest speaker. Light refreshments are provided by Friends of Rookery Bay. Register for the reception and the informative presentation at

Naturalist Grub Club of Koreshan State Park will hold an informative presentation about butterflies from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 18. Join a Florida master naturalist to discover the differences between moths and butterflies, butterfly development, plants that support butterflies, netting techniques, tagging and more. Bring your lunch. Naturalist Grub Club sessions are free with park entry fee: $5 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. Koreshan State Park is located at 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero.

Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreation, cultural, charitable and social activities for single, divorced or widowed men and women. Members meet at a different restaurant at 5 p.m. every Wednesday for happy hour followed by dinner. Upcoming events are scheduled for Sept. 18 at Pinchers Crab Shack, 1200 5th Ave. S.; and on Sept. 25 at Sam Sneads Oak Grill & Tavern, 8004 Lely Resort Blvd. For membership information, call Carey Hughes at 239-262- 0278 or email

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples (Naples Buckeyes) will have its regular monthly happy hour from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Burntwood Tavern in Mercato. This event is free and is open to all fans, friends and alumni of The Ohio State University. Visit to RSVP or email Laura at

The PCBug Club meets at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Naples Regional Library, Rees meeting room, 650 Central Ave. The featured speaker is Norbert “Bob” Gostischa, IT security expert and representative of Avast Antivirus, the global leader in cybersecurity products. Mr. Gostischa will address security issues including ransomware, data breaches, mobile malware and supply chain attacks, as well as sharing what he uses to keep his computers and smart devices secure. PCBug Club is a computer and technology club providing information and education on computers and mobile devices. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. Both novice and advanced users are encouraged to attend. Guests are welcome at no cost. For more information, contact Norma Small at 843-617-5365.

Keep Collier Beautiful Inc. is looking for volunteers to join in International Coastal Cleanup day from 8-11 a.m. on Sept. 21. Cleanup/ signup sites: Everglades City, Barefoot Beach, Delnor Wiggins Pass, Vanderbilt Beach, Lowdermilk Park, Naples Pier, Clam Pass, Rookery Bay NERR, Tiger Tail Beach, Golden Gate Canals, Isle of Capri, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Naples Bay (NSYC), Haldeman Creek, Immokalee, Naples Cruise Club Key Island, FSW’s Adopted Canal (additional sites can be added). For more information, visit, call 239-580-8319 or email Sponsorships are available; groups of more than 10 need to pre-register.

The Neighborhood Health Clinic, a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization providing Collier County’s working, uninsured residents affordable medical and dental care, will be the recipient of funds raised during a Neighborhood Health Clinic Evening from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Woodhouse Day Spa, 2059 9th Street N., Naples. All proceeds of the $20 ticket fee will be donated directly to the clinic. Activities include chances for spa services and merchandise; complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres; and specials on all services booked during the event. For more information on the Neighborhood Health Clinic’s programs and services, as well as funding opportunities, call 239-261-6600 or visit

American Business Women’s Association Neapolitan September Chapter meeting is on Sept. 24 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Networking begins at 5:15 p.m. followed by the meeting from 6-7:45 p.m. “Effective Leadership” will be presented by Kelly Townsend of Townsend Consulting Group. Learn helpful tips about how to assume leadership roles and be effective in managing those people and tasks. Register at For more information, contact Sam Black at 314-517-0447 or ¦

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