Naples Florida Weekly


¦ The Greater Naples YMCA holds its Holiday Christmas Concert, part of its annual support campaign, on Friday, Dec. 20 at the YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road, Naples. The evening features musician Paul Todd & Friends, the St. Agnes Catholic Church Choir, live nativity and Santa Claus. A VIP rooftop reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with wine and hors d’oeuvres, pictures with Santa Claus at 6 p.m. and the concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for children 12-17. For information and tickets, visit or

¦ The Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors and their families, hosts its eighth annual “Evening for Better Tomorrows” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Royal Poinciana Golf Club, 1600 Solana Road in Naples. The “Motor City Magic: Memories of Motown,” event will feature cocktails and dinner followed by dancing with live music performed by Shadows of the ’60s, led by former Drifter and lead singer of the Persuasions, Dave Revels. Tickets are $375 per person. Patron tables are available for $7,500. For information or reservations, call 239-325-4444 or visit

¦ The Latchkey League host its Caribbean buffet dinner party, including jerk chicken and pulled pork, at The Real Macaw restaurant, 3275 Bayshore Drive in Naples at 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Appetizers will be passed as you enjoy the steel drums of a live band. A cash bar will be available. The event is limited to 125 guests. Tickets are $100 per person. Proceeds benefit the children who attend the after school Latchkey program. Caribbean style attire is optional, but a prize will be given for the best Caribbean outfit. Valet parking will be available. For tickets, visit or call Madonna Crame at 239-455-7295.

¦ Guadalupe Center holds its annual gala, “Be Flamazing,” which raises funds that directly support the center’s educational programs in Immokalee. The gala begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, 2600 Tiburon Drive, Naples. Tickets are $500 per person and include a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted through philanthropic support. For more information about tickets and sponsorships, call Jamie Brown at 239-963-8715 or email

¦ The Music Foundation of Greater Naples holds its An American Affair concert/gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Naples Yacht Club, 700 14th Ave. South. Featuring music from American composers, Dan Weiser and Tim Schwarz of AmiciMusic present a lively and upbeat program. Featured will be two of the Music Foundation’s scholarship winners — eighth grade pianist Frazar Henry and 11th grade violinist Amanda Drake. Tickets are $250. For information, visit

¦ Children’s National Health System holds an All Star Panel event featuring five FOX News personalities on Saturday, Jan. 18 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. A VIP reception begins at 5 p.m. with the dinner event and auction at 6:30 p.m. For information, including ticket sales, visit

¦ Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, and will be staged at the Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive. This event attracts hundreds of visitors to view homes in Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and Old Naples. It showcases unique homes and inspiring gardens while raising funds that support scholarships and community projects. The tour takes approximately three hours. General admission is $150; Patron tickets cost $275. For information and to purchase tickets, visit

¦ Youth Haven’s annual fundraiser, Soiree on the Strip, will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (beach), 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road. This elegant evening will feature dinner, cocktails, entertainment, dancing, casino games and more. Youth Haven, a nonprofit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Tickets are $500 each. To purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, visit events/soiree-on-the-strip/.

¦ P.E.O Chapter GT of Marco Island holds the Dining by Design for Education gala on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Marco Island Lutheran Church. P.E.O. is a philanthropic educational organization where the advancement of women is celebrated by women. Tickets are $125. A preview party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. offeris finger foods and a chance to survey the over-the-top table-scapes. The ticket price for the preview party is $25 or $30 at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Gala Chair Georgiana Matz, at 239-231-3972. For more information about P.E.O. scholarships, contact Carol Jennings, P.E.O. president, at 616-846-3294.

¦ The 2020 Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities presents the Waterfront Baroque & Blues Concert to Benefit Local Charities from 5:30–7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Trinity-by-the-Cove, 553 Galleon Drive, Naples. The event will feature Baroque music played on Trinity’s antique pipe organ, with strings from the Naples Philharmonic, followed by an outdoor waterfront concert of traditional New Orleans jazz, featuring Lew Del Gatto, saxophone, and Leroy Jones, trumpet. The event supports grants for 11 Collier County charities that provide mental health programs, shelters and exceptional services. Tickets begin at $150 per person. For ticket and sponsorship information, call 239-262-6581 or visit

¦ The Naples Zoo hosts “ZOObilee: Feast with the Beasts 2020” from 7–10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road. Experience the zoo at night as you sample cuisine from some of Naples best restaurants and caterers. The evening includes live music, animal encounters and more. Tickets are $100. VIP tickets are $250. Proceeds benefit Naples Zoo’s environmental education programs and conservation efforts. For information and tickets, visit

¦ The Neighborhood Health Clinic holds its 2020 Gourmet Vintner Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (beach), 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road. The event features a wine reception with international vintners selected by The Ritz-Carlton sommelier, as well as a gourmet dinner, dancing and entertainment. The volunteer-driven nonprofit organization provides Collier County’s working, uninsured residents affordable medical and dental care. Tickets for the gala are $375/person; cocktail attire. Tables of ten are available for $3,750. For more information, call Marcie Burland at 239-316-7416 or visit

¦ Cypress Cove Conservancy will hold its Second Annual Golf Fundraiser, “Puttin’ For Preservation,” on Feb. 9, at Quail Creek Country Club in Naples. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. with a team scramble format. Entry fee is $175 and includes a “Blue Zones Project” inspired dinner. Dinner-only cost for guests is $75 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available. All donations, including auction and raffle prizes, are tax-deductible and will be recognized in promotion materials and during tournament activities. Registration for the tournament and dinner is available by visiting For questions, email or call Valerie Klosterman at or 239-273-5226.

¦ Earn to Learn FL holds its 2020 Mentors of IMPACT recognition event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at The Club at Mediterra, 15755 Corso Mediterra Circle, Naples. The program honors men and women who have elevated the lives of others through mentoring. Eight individuals will be recognized at the event: Alise Bartley, Ph.D. (Mental Health Crusader), Kellie Burns (NBC2), Joe Catti (FineMark Bank), Myra Daniels (philanthropist), Gail Markham (Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.), Michael Martin, Ph.D. (Florida Gulf Coast University), Susan McManus (Champions for Learning) and Mark Stevens (Stevens Construction). Individual tickets are $400 per person and can be purchased online at ¦

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