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Reba McEntire performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Hertz Arena. — hertzarena.com

Reba McEntire performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Hertz Arena. — hertzarena.com

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SYMPHONY

Holiday Pops – By Southwest Florida Symphony Holiday Pops Dec. 11-13 at various locations: 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Gulf Theater; Punta Gorda; 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at The Village Church, Shell Point; and 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at First Presbyterian, Bonita Springs. Ticket prices vary. www.swflso.org or 239-418-1500.

THEATER

Home for the Holidays – By TheatreZone Dec. 9-11 at the G&L Theatre at the Community School of Naples. Show times vary. $50-$65. 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. 888-966-3352, ext. 1, or theatre.zone/shows/.

A Christmas Carol – By The Naples Players through Dec. 18 in Blackburn Hall. Show times vary. $37 for season ticket holders; $55 for others. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or https:// naplesplayers.org.

Disney’s Newsies Teen – By The Naples Players KidzAct Dec. 10-12 in Blackburn Hall. “Disney’s Newsie JR.” plays Dec 17-19. Show times vary. $30. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.

Pippin – By Naples Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at the NPAC Theater at Community School of Naples. $20-$30. 13275 Livingston Road, Naples. naplesperformingartscenter.com or 239-325-8789.

Snowbird Follies The Musical – At the Music & Arts Community Center, and featuring Gulf Coast Symphony, through Dec. 18. “Snowbird Follies” is a whimsical musical yuletide celebration with a winking nod to Fort Myers’ original snowbirds, Thomas Edison and

Henry Ford. $39-$50. 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers. www.GulfCoastSymphony.org or 239-277-1700.

Southern Comforts – By The Naples Players on select dates through Dec. 23 in the Tobye Studio Theatre. Show times vary. $37 for season ticket holders; $47 for the public. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or https:// naplesplayers.org.

Other Desert Cities – By The Studio Players on select dates through Dec. 18 at the Golden Gate Community Center’s Joan Jenks Auditorium. Show times vary. $30 adults; $15 youth. 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy., Naples. www.thestudioplayers.org or 239-398-9192.

Ha! Ha! Ho! The Holiday Show – At Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Dec. 25. Show times and ticket prices vary. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 239- 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

The Sound of Music – By Fort Myers Theatre on select dates Dec. 9-24. Show times vary. $25-$35. 16120 San Carlos Blvd., #5, Fort Myers. 239-323-6570 or ftmyerstheatre.com.

Steel Magnolias – By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 14 at The Norris Center. Show times and ticket prices vary. 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. 239-261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/.

The Odd Couple (female version) – By Arts Center Theatre at Marco Island Town Center through Dec. 18. $35 members; $40 non-members. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 432, Marco Island. 239- 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org/arts-center-theater/.


LEWIS BLACK

Worth the TRIP

Hot tickets across the state

» Blue October — Dec. 8 , Jannus Live, St. Petersburg. www.jannuslive.com.

» Ozuna — Dec. 9, FTX Arena, Miami. www.ftxarena.com.

» Maneskin: The Loud Kids Tour — Dec. 9, Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood. www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

» Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons — Dec. 10, Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood. www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.

» Lewis Black: Off the Rails Tour — Dec. 11, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota. www.vanwezel.org.

» Kenny Loggins — Dec. 15, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. www.rutheckerdhall.com.

» Andrea Bocelli — Dec. 18, FTX Arena, Miami. www.ftxarena.com.


THURSDAY12.8

Block Party – An immersive multi-cultural Block Party Festival runs from 5-8 p.m. at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt. The event showcases different cultural winter traditions and includes singing, dance, poems, a drum circle, photos with Santa, a giant Menorah and Gingerbread Man, free axe throwing, tree lighting, a full open bar, food trucks, bounce houses and snow stations. 2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. 239-537-6437 or Falon@thehealthyearth.org.

Music Legend – A Special Evening with the Original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $73.89-$180.39. 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Christian Music – For King & Country: A Drummer Boy Christmas starts at 7 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Tickets start at $28.99; parking is $25. 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. hertzarena.com.

FGCU Exhibit – An opening for the “Senior Projects, Fall 2022” exhibit runs from 5-7 p.m. at the FGCU Wasmer Art Gallery. Free and open to the public. The exhibit runs through Dec. 16. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. 239-590-7199 or fgcu.edu/artgalleries.

Piano Concert – Piano Ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. in the FGCU U. Tobe Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. www.fgcu.edu/bsma, 239-745-4268 or jhoch@fgcu.edu.

Renowned Vocalist – Sandi Patty is featured among a trio of festive performances celebrating the holiday season at 7 p.m. at The Village Church at Shell Point. $47. 15100 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers. 239-415-5667 or TribbyArtsCenter.com.

Holiday Music – A Holiday Concertazo featuring Miami musicians Maylu Hernandez (soprano), Pedro de los Rios (tenor) and Isaac Rodriguez (piano) starts at 7 p.m. at Iona Hall at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. The trio performs holiday songs, opera, Broadway show tunes and more. $30; proceeds go to hurricane relief. 12171 Iona Road, Fort Myers. 239-489-3973.

Christmas Show – GOLD Entertainment presents John Tesh in “A Jazzy Swingin’ Christmas” at 8 p.m. at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. Tickets start at $69. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. www.moreinparadise.com or 800-514-ETIX.

At The Stage – The Stage presents a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and a Great Bee Gees Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239- 405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.

At the Zig Zag – Vintage performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

Live Music – Sol Real performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.

Comedy Show – Comedian ISMO performs tonight through Sunday at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

Studios & Galleries – Art studios and galleries are open every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. in Artisans Plaza. See the work of more than 20 local professional artists in one location with easy parking. Artwork includes paintings in a variety of techniques and subject matter, plus handcrafted jewelry and glass work. 5760 Shirley St., Naples. 239-572-3386.

At Miromar – Tommie D. & Dee perform oldies from 4-7 p.m. near COACH at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

A Capella Music – The Paradise Coastmen Chorus offers participants a chance to learn to sing a cappella music in four-part harmony from 6:30-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Our Savior Lutheran Church. 1955 Curling Ave., Naples. 239-352-6366.

FRIDAY12.9

Tribute Show – The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute starts at 8 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. $36.61-$66.43. 13350 FSW Pkwy., Fort Myers. 239-481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.

Benefit Event – “Brews for the Birds” runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Wonder Gardens. The adults-only event includes food trucks, beer from local and national breweries, wine and mixed-drink tastings, local business vendors, raffles and live music. $50 for Wonder Gardens members $55 for non-members. Tickets include unlimited beer and wine tastings, access to the park, live entertainment and a take-home cup. 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs or 239-992-2591.

Pet Party – A HOWLiday Yappy Hour & Pet Photos with Santa run from 6-8 p.m. in Center Court at the Bell Tower. The event benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society. Selfies with Santa are free of charge; donations to the shelter are requested. 13499 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myer. 239-489-1221 or www.belltowerFL.

Holiday Film – The City of Bonita Springs hosts a holiday-themed Movies in the Park event at dusk at Riverside Park. Tonight’s film is “The Polar Express” (2004)(G]). The park is lit with holiday lights; bring blankets or chairs for seating. Free admission. 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-949-6262 or www.cityofbonitasprings.org.

Human Form – “Figuratively Speaking: Works from the Center’s Figure Study Classes” runs today through Jan. 10 at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Hinman Gallery in the Round. The exhibition features artwork highlighting the artists’ skill of capturing both the personality of the model and the beauty of the human form. Buy select works directly from the artists; a portion of the proceeds benefit the Centers. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Two Exhibits – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for the “Black & White” exhibit and “Summer Solitude: Art by Andy Owen & Chandra Jamieson from 6-8 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center. The exhibits are on display through Jan. 17. Free admission from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 239- 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Short Plays – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Funny Shorts Live… For The Holidays at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium. The event features amusing short plays; wear funny shorts or an ugly sweater and earn a chance at free tickets. $30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Live Music – Johnny Caribe and the Hurricanes performs from 7-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. www.thecenterbar.com.

At the Zig Zag – Phase 1 Live performs from 8 p.m.-midnight tonight and Saturday at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

At The Stage – The Stage presents a James Taylor/America/Simon & Garfunkel/ Doobie Brothers Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.

At Miromar – David Lynn performs classic rock from 4-7 p.m. near Saks OFF 5th at Miromar Outlets. Jimmy K. performs classic soft rock from 4-7 p.m. near Ford’s Garage. The Friday Night Concert Series features the Thunder Beach Band from 6-8 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. Bring chairs for seating. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Live Music – The Dazzling Delrays perform their history of Rock ’N’ Roll show with a Christmas theme at Dogtooth Sports and Music Bar starting at 7 p.m. 5310 Shirley St., Naples. For reservations: 239-431-7004.

SATURDAY12.10

Country Legend – Reba McEntire performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Hertz Arena. Tickets start at $49.75; parking is $30. 11000 Everblades Pkwy., Estero. hertzarena.com.

Art Fest – Paragon Festivals presents the Bonita Springs Holiday of the Arts Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday at 28001 Old 41 Road The event showcases original artwork by more than 100 artisans from throughout Florida and the United States. Free admission. www.paragonfestivals.com/art-festivals/.

Student Recital – The Teal Vickery Sr. Viola Recital starts at 3 p.m. at the FGCU U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building. Free and open to the public. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. www.fgcu.edu/bsma, 239-745-4268 or jhoch@fgcu.edu.

Special Cruise – Pure Florida hosts a Science & Santa Event & Sightseeing Cruise at 9 a.m. at the historic Tin City Docks. The event features holiday science activities and experiments with Mr. Glen of Super Science & Amazing Art followed by a cruise at 10 a.m. $44 adults; $22 ages 3-12 plus tax. 1200 Fifth Ave S., Naples. www.PureFL.com or 239- 263-4949.

Sunset Trip – Pure Florida hosts a Holiday Boat Parade & Sunset Cruise at 5 p.m. from the historic Tin City docks. $70 per person plus tax. 1200 Fifth Ave S., Naples. www.PureFL.com or 239-263- 4949.

Doggie Voyage – Pure Florida hosts an Ark Dog Cruise from 8-11 a.m. Dogs and their families cruise Naples waterways to Keewaydin Island for a fun beach experience. $59 (includes one dog). Each pup receives a Pure Florida Doggy Shelling Bag that includes water, healthy dog treats, waste bags and a tennis ball. 1200 Fifth Ave S., Naples. www.PureFL.com or 239-263-4949.

Toy Collection – Toys for Tots runs from 5-10 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Participants should bring new, unwrapped toys for local children. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. www.promenadeshops.com.

Holiday Sale – Art-In-The-Glades runs from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the pavilion in McLeod Park I Everglades City. The event includes an arts and crafts sale, plus a book signing. Dogs are welcome. 239-451-0265 or maryarepko@gmail.com.

Vets Group – Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends, veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, meet for coffee, doughnuts, fellowship and stories at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Fleischmann Park Community Center. 1600 Fleischmann Blvd., Naples. 239-289-6952 or info@gulfcoastvf.org.

At The Stage – The Stage presents a Neil Diamond Tribute Show at 7:30 p.m. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.

Chess Group – Paradise Chess Club meets from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays at Crabby Lady. All levels are welcome. Chess boards and pieces are provided. 134 Bayshore Way, Goodland. Www. paradiseChessClub.com or 239-734-1250.

Live Music – Vocalist Nicole D’Andrea performs from 4-7 p.m. near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Vocalist Kathleen Peace performs from 4-7 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. www.miromaroutlets.com.

Rock On – The Dazzling Delrays perform their history of Rock’ N’ Roll show with a Christmas theme at Franklin Social Club starting at 7 p.m. 5926 Premier Way, Naples. For reservation: 239-316-1200.

SUNDAY12.11

Concert Series – The 2022-2023 Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Concert Series continues with Festival of Christmas: A Joyful Celebration of the Season featuring the Chancel Choir and the VandeReaders at 4 p.m. No tickets required; donations welcome. 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples. 239-597-5410 or www.vpcnaples.org.

Big Band – Gulf Coast Big Band presents a Holiday Concert at 2 p.m. at the Cambier Park Bandshell. The show includes “Santa Baby,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Jingle Bells,” directed by former US Air Force band leader JR Erb. Free admission; bring a chair. 755 8th Ave S., Naples. gulfcoastbigband.com.

Holiday Concert – The Bonita Springs Concert Band presents its Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. at Riverside Park. The band plays holiday favorites including “Jingle Bells,” “Let the Bells Ring” and “Santa Baby.” The guest vocalist is Mark Sanders. Free; donations welcome. Become a “Friend of the Band” for just $50. 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. www.bonitaspringsconcertband.org. The concert is also streamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ bonitaspringsconcertband.

Wine Event – Gulfshore Opera holds a Holiday Wine Tasting at 4 p.m. at FGCU’s Hoffmann Family of Companies Wine Lab – Sugden Hall. The event includes wine tastings, food pairings and light entertainment. $125. 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. www.GulfshoreOpera.org or 239-529-3925.

Comedy Show – Comedian Jeff Allen performs at 5 p.m. at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $38 general admission; $48 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

At Miromar – Dale Schwegel performs acoustic rhythm and blues from 1-4 p.m. near Ford’s Garage at Miromar Outlets. Dave Bryon performs jazz fusion from 1-4 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

MONDAY12.12

Holiday Sounds – The Vanderbilt Learning Center Christmas Concert starts at 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples. 239-597-5410 or www.vpcnaples.org.

Holiday Concert – The Stardust Memories Big Band presents its “Holiday Show” from 7-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. $5 per person suggested contribution. 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. www.stardustmemoriesbigband.com.

Free Concert – Naples Big Band performs a swinging show from 7-9 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free admission; brings chairs for seating. 755 8th Ave S, Naples. www.naplesbigband.com.

Film Series – The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Films for Film Lovers series screens “The Outfit” (2022) at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts Moe Auditorium & Film Center. Refreshments are available and a discussion follows. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 239- 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.

Swapping Tales – VFW Post 7721 hosts Operation Chewing the Fat every week day (Monday-Friday) from 10 a.m.- noon at the Post. The event includes coffee and sweets, with participants sharing “war stories and a bunch of lies.” 1313 Collier Blvd., Naples. 239-455-7721 or post7721@VFWFL.org.

At Miromar – Guitarist Dave Tecce performs songs from 4-7 p.m. near Saks OFF 5th at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Live Music – Wendy Renee performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.

TUESDAY12.13

Holiday Sounds – The Stardust Memories Big Band presents its “Holiday Show” from 7-9 p.m. at Cambier Park. $5 per person suggested contribution. 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. www.stardustmemoriesbigband.com.

Birding Program – Birding with Biologists (for the Beginner Birder) runs from 8-11 a.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. The class is designed to help the beginner birder identify birds outside with avian biologists. It’s led by local expert biologists Rochelle Streker of Audubon Florida and Collette Lauzau of Rookery Bay Research Reserve. $30; includes the workshop and a field trip to a local park. 300 Tower Road, Naples. To register: www.rookerybay.org/calendar.

At the Zig Zag – Wonderama performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

Live Music – Sean Paxson performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.thecenterbar.com.

At Miromar – Bill Colletti performs jazz on the flugelhorn from 4-7 p.m. near The Llama’s House at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

WEDNESDAY12.14

Jazz Tunes – All That Jazz, with special guest Wendell Brunious on trumpet, starts at 6 and 8:30 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at Artis–Naples. 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples. artisnaples.org/ or 239-597-1900.

Art Reception – The COCO Art Gallery Monthly Reception starts at 7 p.m. at the Coastland Center Mall (Entrance 8 near Macy’s). Participants can view the new artwork and meet the artists while enjoying complimentary wine, refreshments and lite bites. Free admission. www.cocoartgallery.com or 603-496-1011.

Lecture series – The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center’s Lunch & Learn Lecture Series presents “Research in the Reserve – Ongoing Shark Research at Rookery Bay” from noon-1 p.m. $20; includes a buffet lunch from Carrabbas. 300 Tower Road, Naples. Register at www.rookerybay.org/calendar.

Concert Series – The 2022-2023 Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Advent Noontime Concert Series presents soprano Sherry Hardgrove at noon. No tickets required; donations welcome. 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples. 239-597-5410 or www.vpcnaples.org.

Live Music – AURA performs at Ladies Night at The Franklin Social from 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday. 5926 Premier Way, #100, Naples. www.FranklinSocial- Club.com.

At the Zig Zag – BTY Express performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Zig Zag Lounge at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. 800-218-0007, moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/ SeminoleCasinoHotel/.

Live Music – Josh Rowand performs from 6-9 p.m. at The Center Bar at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. 26811 S. Bay Dr., Bonita Springs. Free. www.promenadeshops.com.

At The Stage – The Stage presents a Christmas Party featuring the Alter Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Participants enjoy a free house beverage and a gift from Santa. 9144 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 239-405-8566 or www.stagebonita.com.

At Miromar – Acoustic guitarist Mike Glean performs from 4-7 p.m. near Coach at Miromar Outlets. 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 239-948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.

Comedy Show – Comedian Carmen Morales performs at 7 p.m. at the Off The Hook Comedy Club. $25 general admission; $35 VIP. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 239-389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.

UPCOMING

Christmas Show – GOLD Entertainment presents Debbie Gibson and Her “Winterlicious” Holiday Tour at 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. Tickets start at $65. 506 South 1st St., Immokalee. www.moreinparadise.com or 800-514-ETIX.

ONGOING

Holiday Event – The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts the Festival of Trees from 4:30-7 p.m. through Dec. 9 at the Historic McSwain Home. The event features live entertainment, refreshments and holiday-themed trees and wreaths on display and for auction in the newly renovated home. $5 donation. 27451 Old 41 Road (entrance off Felts Avenue). derrick@bwboatclub.com or bmwclione@yahoo.com.

The Art of Pastel – The Southwest Florida Pastel Society presents “The Art of Pastel” exhibition through Dec. 30 at the Norris Community Center. All works are for sale. 755 8th Ave. S., Naples. 239- 213-3058 or www.pastel society.org.

Holiday Stroll – The City of Bonita Springs hosts a free Holiday Stroll event through Jan. 1 in Riverside Park. The event includes holiday music from dusk-9 p.m. and holiday-themed photo opportunities throughout the park. 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs. 239-949-6262.

Holiday Sale – The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs holds its 33rd annual Christmas Tree & Poinsettia Sale through Dec. 16 (or while supplies last) in Sunshine Plaza. Kids can meet Santa from 5-7 p.m. today and sing Christmas carols along with the Bonita Springs Elementary School choral group. Proceeds benefit the Rotary’s Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Donations of unwrapped toys for children ages 3-12 are welcome. 9100 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs. bonitaspringrotaryclub@gmail.com or www.bonitaspringsrotary.org.

Holiday Event – The third annual Naples Players Trees and Teas Festival runs through Dec. 18. The theater lobby is filled with trees designed by local artists in the theme of some of favorite productions like “Hairspray,” “Cruella,” “The Nutcracker” and more. In addition, The Spice & Tea Exchange of Naples has holidays teas to sample and there’s a pop-up gift shop with teas, treats, holiday wreaths and mini trees. Hours are noon-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. $10 per person; free for under 6. 701 Fifth Ave. S., Naples. 239-263-7990 or https:// naplesplayers.org.

Holiday Nights – The Edison and Ford Winter Estates hosts Holiday Nights runs through Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 24 and 25). The unique holiday experience features thousands of lights, hundreds of historic decorations, visits with Santa, carolers and musicians, refreshments, family science shows, and more on select evenings. Free for members; $20 for adults; $10 for ages 13-19; $2 for ages 6-12. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. www.edisonford.org or 239-334-7419.

Night Lights – Naples Botanical Garden hosts Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden now through Dec. 23; Dec. 26-30; and Jan. 1 (no show Dec. 24, 25 and 31). Thousands of lights transform the Garden into a unique winter wonderland in this ever-changing annual display. See plants of the tropics and subtropics in an entirely new way, enjoy musical performances, and savor special fare from the Garden’s Fogg Café. Ticket prices vary. 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. www.naplesgarden.org or 239-643-7275.

Light Show – Magic of Lights runs from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 1 at the Collier County Fairgrounds. The unique drive-through holiday lights experience features more than a mile of spectacular light displays that bring to life favorite holiday scenes and characters. One carload, one price for the entire family. Tickets start at $20. 751 39th Ave. NE, Naples. www.magicoflights.com.

New Exhibit – Naples Art Institute presents a new, mind-bending exhibition, “M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion,” featuring 150 masterworks of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972), one of the most brilliant artists of the 20th century, through Feb. 12. Admission is $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Docent-led tours are available at 1 p.m. Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Gallery hours vary. 585 Park St., Naples. 239-262-6517 or www.naplesart.org/.

CMON Exhibit – Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples hosts the exhibit “Winter Wonderland” through Jan. 2. Guests can experience frosty family fun while learning about seasons, geography, engineering and more. The exhibit includes interactive exhibits such as, CMON On Ice, Gingerbread Village, Santa’s Workshop and World Café: Winter Wonderland. 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. 239-514-0084 or www.cmon.org.

Rosen Exhibit – “Elegant Ladies on Parade,” featuring a series of unique clay figurines and sculptures by Richard W. Rosen, is on display through Dec. 31 at NAPLES ART STUDIOS. Free admission. North Line Plaza, 2172 J & C Blvd., Naples 239-821-1061, info@naplesart.studio or naplesart.studio.

Mexican Exhibit – The Naples Botanical Garden hosts a year-long celebration of Mexico with “La Calavera Catrina” on display through Jan. 29. The exhibition includes eight larger-than-life skeleton sculptures of La Catrina, one of the most iconic symbols of the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday. The exhibit includes four papier-mâché wall-mounted monarch butterfly sculptures on display in Fogg Café and is presented in three languages: English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. www.naplesgarden.org or 239-643-7275. ¦

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