Southwest Florida Social Calendar 2019

The fundraisers, balls, galas, tournaments, luncheons and a host of other Collier and Lee County events of the social season. Events include the areas of Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach and Fort Myers. For more information regarding these Southwest Florida events, click on the email or official website links in the event description. Refer to the Gulfshore Life website for other area events and activities.

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February 2019 Events

1 Celtic Ball at Club Pelican Bay to benefit St. John Neumann Catholic High School 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Honorary Chairs: Jim and Sue Kelleher. Event Chair: Ruhtann Laswick. Contact: Lena Costain, 455-3044, lcostain@sjnceltics.org . www.sjnceltics.org/fundraisers

1 Imagination Ball at the JW Marriott Marco Island presented by sponsor Phoenix Roofing and Construction Inc. to benefit the American Cancer Society, Marco Island. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chair: Debra Shanahan. Contact: Sue Olszak, (239) 642-6217, sue.olszak@cancer.org . www.acsimaginationball.com

Antique Car Show on-site to benefit the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. 10 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Chair: Leeanne Criswell. Contact: Leeanne Criswell, (239) 334-7419, lcriswell@edisonfordwinterestates.org . www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/events/annual-events/upcoming-events

2 Gourmet Vintner Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 6 p.m. Tickets: $375. Dress code: casually elegant. Chair: Susan Jones. Contact: Marcie Burland, (239) 316-7416, mburland@neighborhoodhealthclinic.org . www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/gourmetvintnerdinner

2 Great Naples Duck Race—Water Safety Festival at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon to benefit the NCH Safe & Healthy Children’s Coalition. 2 p.m. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Vicki Tracy, Paula DiGrigoli. Contact: Paula DiGrigoli, (239) 537-3436. www.safehealthychildren.org

2 House & Garden Tour at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. Tickets: $150 per person, $275 per patron. Chair: Abbie Sladick. Contact: Abbie Sladick, abbie@abbiejoan.com , tours@naplesgardenclub.org . www.naplesgardenclub.org

2 Program Meeting at Unitarian Universalist Church to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, membership@aauwgnb.org . www.aauwgnb.org

2 Ride-a-Thon at Babcock Ranch to benefit Special Equestrians. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Sherry Gilbert, Jan Fifer. Contact: Sherry Gilbert, (239) 822-7680, gilbertboomer1@gmail.com . www.specialequestrians.net

2-3 ArtFest Fort Myers on Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers to benefit ArtFest Fort Myers. 10 a.m. Tickets: free general admission, VIP experience available. Contact: Sharon McAllister, (239) 768-3602, info@artfestfortmyers.com . www.artfestfortmyers.com

2-3 Beethoven Violin Concerto at Temple Shalom to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual concert. Chair: Anne Wilson. Contact: Anne Wilson, info@naplesorchestraandchorus.org . www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org

3 TD Bank Bike Brunch & Family Festival at Cambier Park to benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition. 6:30 a.m. Tickets: $40-60. Dress code: athletic wear. Chair: Craig Manchen. Contact: Michelle Avola, (239) 777-7718, michelle@naplespathways.org . www.naplespathways.org

6 Annual Queen's Birthday Celebration at Kensington Country Club to benefit the English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Pamela Voss. Contact: Pamela Voss, (239) 777-6883, pgrabczynski@aol.com . www.esuus.org/naples

6 Farmers Market Event at the Marco Island Farmers Market to benefit For the Love of Cats. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Elaine Ritchie. Contact: Jan Rich, (239) 642-8674, jan@fortheloveofcatsfl.com . www.fortheloveofcatsfl.comContinues Feb. 13, 20 and 27.

6 A Salute to the Beatles at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Saint Ann School Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie preferred. Chairs: Tina Ferrao, Mitzi Magin, Mary Wasmer. Contact: Pamela Macia, pamelamacia@gmail.com . www.stann.net

6-24 Spreading It Around at Marco Town Center Mall to benefit The Marco Players. 8 p.m. Tickets: $31-33. Dress code: casual. Chair: Beverly Dahlstrom. Contact: Beverly Dahlstrom, (239) 642-7270, info@themarcoplayers.com . www.themarcoplayers.com

7 An Evening of Vision Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: semi-formal cocktail. Contact: Amy Lane, (239) 659-3986, alane@miami.edu . www.bascompalmer.org

7 Breakfast with Life Heroes at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL. 9:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Megan Chionis, (239) 217-4838, mchionis@prcnaples.org . www.supportprc.org/breakfast-with-life-heroes-2019

7 Feathers & Friends Gala at Club Pelican Bay to benefit Audubon of the Western Everglades. 6 p.m. Tickets: $170. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Lori Beall, Celine Godof. Contact: Lori Beall, (239) 643-7822, audubonwe@live.com .

7 Join Fun Time Under the Big Top at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: casual or best circus attire. Chair: Jackie Fritsch. Contact: Jackie Fritsch, (239) 450-6527, jackiefritsch@icloud.com . www.funtimeacademy.org

7 Kind Mariners Ball at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation. 5 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: jacket, tie optional. Chairs: Meg and Mike Bruno. Contact: Debra Frenkel, (239) 263-2377. www.kindmarinersball.com

8 The Celebrity Martini Glass Auction at Artis—Naples to benefit the CMGA Veteran’s Support Fund. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: invitation only. Dress code: cocktail-chic. Chair: Brenda Melton. Contact: PJ Fuerstman, (239) 566-3335, pj@pzazz.net . www.naplescmga.com

8 Sapphire Soiree Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Naples Players. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350 per person, $3,500 per table. Sponsorship opportunities available. Presenting sponsor: Lake Michigan Credit Union. Chairs: Robin Bache Gray, Alyssa Haney. Contact: Derek Perry, (239) 434-7340, dperry@naplesplayers.org . naplesplayers.org

8-10 Everglades Seafood Festival in McLeod Park, Everglades City, to benefit the Betterment Association of the Everglades Area. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Carol Foss. Contact: Carol Foss, (239) 695-2277. www.evergladesseafoodfestival.org

9 15th AsiaFest 2019 "Year of the BOAR" Celebration at Alliance for the Arts to benefit APASWFL Asian Professionals Association of SWFL. 10 a.m. Tickets: $5 donation. Dress code: outdoor-casual, Asian-themed. Chairs: Colin Feng, Pearl Cruz. Contact: Pearl Cruz, (239) 771-9911, napapearlcruz@gmail.com . www.apaswfl.org

9 25th Anniversary Gala at Island Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Historical Society. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie optional. Chairs: Jim and Allyson Richards. Contact: Patricia Rutledge, exec@themihs.org .

9 Beach Ball at Venue Naples to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: beach-chic. Contact: Bryan Lee, blee@caccollier.org . www.caccollier.org

9 The Choice Affair Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest & Central Florida. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Sarah Deschamps. Contact: Rene Givens, (239) 687-2910, rene.givens@ppswcf.org . www.myplannedparenthood.org/events

9 Colors of Hope at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit Tumaini Fund USA. 5 p.m. Dress code: resort-casual. Chair: Mick Moore. Contact: Mick Moore, (239) 254-9260. www.tumainifundusa.org

9 NAMI Annual Gala "Unveil the Mask of Mental Illness" at Pelican Preserve Country Club to benefit NAMI Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Chair: Vacharee Howard. Contact: Vacharee Howard, (239) 745-5823, vhoward@namilee.org . www.namilee.org/the-awareness-event

9 Night at the Museum: Party Like a Rock Star on-site to benefit the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C’mon). 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: rock star dress encouraged. Chairs: Scott and Simone Lutgert, Bob and Joan Clifford. Contact: Teresa Stohs, tstohs@cmon.org . www.cmon.org/night-at-the-museum

9 Symphonic Chorale Soiree at Lexington Country Club to benefit Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Contact: (239) 560-5695, contact@symphonicchorale.org . www.symphonicchorale.org

9 Venetian Charity Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chair: Charles Anderson. Contact: Nicole Wyly, (239) 337-4193, venetianball@ccslee.org . www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

9 Zoobilee on-site to benefit Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. 6 p.m. Chairs: David Ruben, Nikkie Dvorchak. Contact: (239) 262-5409, ext. 145, holly@napleszoo.org . www.napleszoo.org/zoobilee

10 Concert in the Park at the Cambier Park Band Shell to benefit Naples Concert Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: Free, donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Howard Hawkins, (239) 263-9521, info@naplesconcertband.org . www.naplesconcertband.org

10 Mitzvah Day on-site to benefit Temple Shalom. 9 a.m. Contact: Jeanette Fischer, (239) 455-3030, jfischer@naplestemple.org .

10 Red Dress Party at The Laboratory Theater of Florida to benefit The McGregor Clinic. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: cocktail-fancy. Chair: Alexandra Kelner. Contact: Alexandra Kelner, akelner@mcgregorclinic.org .

11-14 Sharon G Tarr "Oil Painting: Fundamentals Made Clear and Easy" on-site to benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery. 9 a.m. Tickets: $350 per member, $390 per non-member; $10 for demo per non-class member. Dress code: painting clothes. Chair: Michele Buelow. Contact: Michele Buelow, fmbaaworkshops@gmail.com . www.fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops.phpDemo Feb. 10 at 4 p.m.

12 The Chubb Classic Pro-Am at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples and Tiburón Golf Club to benefit The First Tee of Naples/Collier. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $2,500. Dress code: evening cocktail. Chair: Cindy Darland. Contact: Cindy Darland, (239) 825-4851, darlandnfl@aol.com .

13 Fifth Annual Share the Love at The Portico, Naples, to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. Ticket: $500 per couple. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 261-7529, ext. 206, jfernandez@gulfshoreplayhouse.org .

14 Eighth Annual Scholarship Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Ave Maria University. 5 p.m. Tickets: $375. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Katy Thoele, (239) 280-1565, katy.thoele@avemaria.edu . www.dinner.avemaria.edu

15 Bucket List Bash at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit the American Cancer Society, Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Gillian Campbell. Contact: Ali Levine, (239) 330-3091, ali.levine@cancer.org . www.acsbucketlistbash.com

15 Love and Appreciation at Miromar Lakes Beach Club to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Marin Asher. Contact: Karen Watson, (239) 267-4663,​ karen@ourmothershome.com . www.ourmothershome.com

16 19th Annual Pet Lovers Gala at The Ritz Carlton, Naples to benefit Humane Society Naples. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Meredith McLean, (239) 438-4616, events@hsnaples.org . www.hsnaples.org/events

16 2019 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction at Riverside Park to benefit CREW Land & Water Trust. 5 p.m. Tickets: $20 at the gate, $15 in advance. Dress code: casual. Chair: Brenda Brooks. Contact: Brenda Brooks, 657-2253, brenda@crewtrust.org . www.crewtrust.org

16 Annual Shakespeare Competition at Moorings Presbyterian Church to benefit the English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Ellen Stephens Weise. Contact: Ellen Stephens Weise, (239) 710-5425, ellenstephens23@yahoo.com . www.esuus.org/naples

16 FGCU Blue & Green Celebration at Alico Arena to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750 per person, $5,000-50,000 patron levels. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Bill Rice, (239) 590-1077, brice@fgcu.edu . www.fgcu.edu/advancement/specialevents

16 The Gala: Celebrate Art by the Sea at Island Country Club to benefit the Marco Island Center for the Arts. 6 p.m. Tickets: $225 by Nov. 15, $250 after. Dress code: elegant coastal cocktail. Chair: Kimberly Porter. Contact: Debbie Kuindersma, (239) 394-4221, debbie@marcoislandart.org . www.marcoislandart.org

16 NAMI “Steps of Hope” Walk at Cambier Park to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Collier County. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Alex Kincade, (239) 260-7300, alex@namicollier.org . www.namicollier.org/events

16-17 Beyond Fair Trade Sale at Sanibel Arts & Crafts Fair at the Sanibel Community House to benefit Miracles in Action. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Contact: Ariana Dunbar, (239) 348-0815, info@miraclesinaction.org . www.miraclesinaction.org

18 Mending Broken Hearts with Hope Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. 11 a.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: business. Chairs: Donna Issenmann, Denise Wilburn. Contact: Susan Utz, (239) 775-3862, sutz@naplesshelter.org . www.naplesshelter.org/mbh

20 Inaugural Southwest Florida Men of Impact™ Dinner at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit the Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Brenda Tate, brenda@fundwomenfl.org . www.fundwomenfl.org/events

21 Enchanted: An Evening of Wonder at Everglades Wonder Gardens to benefit Bonita Wonder Gardens. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: country-club casual. Chair: Connie McIntosh. Contact: Thomas Hecker, (239) 992-2591,​ thomas@evergladeswondergardens.com . www.evergladeswondergarden.com

21 Fourth Annual Wine & Wildlife at Emmanuel Lutheran Church to benefit the South Florida National Parks Trust. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100 per general admission, $150 per VIP. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Fran Mainella. Contact: Jessica Pierce, (305) 665-4769, jessica@southfloridaparks.org . www.southfloridaparks.org/wineandwildlife

21 Third on Canvas Art Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit PAWS Assistance Dogs and Friends of Foster Children Forever. 5 p.m. Tickets: $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Laura Barsamain, (239) 775-1660, laura@pawsassistancedogs.org . www.thirdstreetsouth.com/third-street-south-events

21-24 Bonita Springs International Film Festival at Center Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 per film, $50 or $75 for party and film. Dress code: casual for films, business-casual for party. Chairs: Kathy Saldivar, Frank Blocker. Contact: Kathy Saldivar or Frank Blocker, (239) 495-8989, itninja@artsbonita.org  or theaterfilm@artsbonita.org . www.artcenterbonita.org/biff

22 Gala Evening of Entertainment, Dinner and Auction at La Venezia, Cape Coral, to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 6 p.m. Tickets: $80. Dress code: upscale resort-casual. Chairs: Liz Marnul, Ellen Schneider. Contact: Ellen Schneider, (239) 540-3221, ellenschneiderfl@gmail.comwww.swflso.org

23 20th Annual Heart and Sole Walk at Centennial Bank, Naples, to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. 9 a.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Chair: Tricia Leite. Contact: Tricia Leite, (239) 417-3465, pr@pasfi.org . www.pasfi.org/annualwalk2019.html

23 25th Annual Storybook Ball Honoring Kellie Burns at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $300 per person, sponsorships available. Dress code: resort evening. Contact: Laura Ragain, laura@rmhcswfl.org . www.rmhcswfl.org

23 30th Anniversary Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Hope for Haiti. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Contact: Stephanie Jepsen, (239) 434-7183, ext. 203, stephanie@hopeforhaiti.com . www.hopeforhaiti.com/events/30th-anniversary

23 Charity Adventure (Butterfly Ball) at NGALA to benefit the Avow’s programs and services. 5 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: safari-chic. Contact: Avow Foundation, (239) 280-2285, register@avowcares.org . www.avowcares.org/avowball

23 Fourth Annual Eyeball Soiree at the SWFL Event Center to benefit the Florida Lions Eye Clinic. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Robert and Amy Hilliard. Contact: Tamika Seaton, (239) 293-2009, tseaton@fllec.org . www.eyeballsoiree.com

23 Friends of Hope Evening at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Hope Hospice. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $235 and up. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 489-9164, heather.chester@hopehcs.org . www.hopehcs.org/foh

23 Kings' Gala Celebration at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort to benefit Royal Palm Academy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Lynn Girouard, (239) 594-9888, lgirouard@royalpalmacadey.com . www.royalpalmacademy.com

23 Screaming Orphans Concert at Alliance for the Arts to benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers. 6 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Dress code: casual. Chair: Roberta Lloyd. Contact: Roberta Lloyd, (570) 220-9749, oberta.lloyd@comcst.net . www.artinlee.org

23 YMCA Sneaker Ball on-site to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA. 6 p.m. Contact: Carly Gibb, cgibb@greaternaplesymca.org . www.greaternaplesymca.org

23-24 Event at Cambier Park to benefit The Naples Art Association. 10 a.m. Free; donations appreciated. Dress code: casual. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, (239) 262-6517, aimee.schlehr@naplesart.org . www.naplesart.org

24 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit SWFL Children’s Charities. Noon Grand Tasting & Live Auction. Dress code: resort-casual. Chairs: Christin Collins, Brooke Denson, Debbie Toler. Contact: Heidi Taulman, info@swflwinefest.org . www.swflwinefest.org

24 Ninth Annual Tour de Marco on-site and on the streets of Marco Island to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 8 a.m. 30-mile ride, 9 a.m. 15- and 5-mile rides. Tickets: $30-50. Dress code: casual. Chair: Anthony DeLucia. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, (239) 394-3144, ext. 105, commrelations@marcoy.org . www.active.com

24 Singing for Scholarships at Naples United Church of Christ to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual. Contact: Shari Juntunen, (239) 434-8207. www.voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

25 Imagine Solutions Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Imagine Solutions Conference. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $650; scholarships available. Dress code: casual. Contact: Randy Antik, randy@imaginesolutionsconference.com . www.imaginesolutionsconference.com

26 Youth of the Year at Club Pelican Bay to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Mary Pat Hussey. Contact: Heidi Overman, (239) 325-1716, hoverman@bgccc.com . www.bgccc.com

27 Regional Cancer Center Fashion Show at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops to benefit Regional Cancer Center. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Patti Chlipala, (239) 214-0639, patti.chlipala@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/fashionforcancer

28 The Gala on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Marc Collins, Dwayne Bergmann, Fran Fenning, Todd Schusterman. Contact: Jim Griffith, (239) 823-3754, jim@sbdac.com . www.sbdac.com

28 Give Your Heart to Breast Cancer Care Luncheon at Legends Golf & Country Club to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Janet Darnell, Joyce Carden. Contact: Janet Darnell, (239) 454-8583, janetdarnellpfbcc@yahoo.com . www.pfbcc.org

28 Pacesetter Dinner at Club Pelican Bay to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: by invitation only. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: John Cunningham. Contact: Jennifer Pash (239) 775-0036, jpash@habitatcollier.org .

Also in February:

5K Run/Walk for the Future at North Collier Regional Park to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 9 a.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: sportswear. Chairs: Mollie Martin, Marisol Hakanson. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, mollie.martin@pacecenter.org . www.pacecenter.org/locations/collier-at-immokalee

Annual Gala to benefit the Naples Music Club. Tickets: $250. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Linda Noel, (239) 384-9205, windynoel@gmail.com . www.naplesmusicclub.org

Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Golf Classic at The Forest Country Club to benefit Lee Health’s pediatric behavioral health program. 11 a.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: golf, business-casual. Chair: Kristy Gudobba. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 214-0639, katy.martinez@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/redsox

Emilio Sanchez Special Olympics—Legends & Music Event at Academia Sanchez-Casal to benefit Special Olypmics Florida—Collier County. 7 p.m. Tickets: $85. Dress code: tennis. Chair: Eric Sanders. Contact: Eric Sanders, (239) 775-1991, info@specialolympicscollier.org . www.specialolympicscollier.org

Love Your Neighbor at a private riverfront home in the Gulf Harbour neighborhood of Fort Myers to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Karen Lesza, karen@heightsfoundation.org . www.heightsfoundation.org

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Regional Cancer Center. 11 a.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: golf, business-casual. Chair: Debby Welsh. Contact: Ken Shoriak, (239) 214-0639, ken.shoriak@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/twins

Roar Through Naples Run/Walk to benefit the Naples Lions Club. 8 a.m. Dress code: casual. Chair: Mary Ellen Cash. Contact: (239) 404-7003. www.napleslionsclub.com
 

March 2019 Events

1 Celebration of Grace at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 6 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Nita Rapp, Ramona Knight. Contact: Barbara Evans, (239) 234-2403, barbara@graceplacenaples.org . www.graceplacenaples.org/celebration-of-grace

1 Fabulous Fashion Fundraiser Luncheon at Heritage Palms Country Club to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: fashionable daytime. Chairs: Marie Kernan, Sandy Magyar, DJ Arnold. Contact: Marie Kernan, (239) 454-6817, november19@netzero.netwww.swflso.org

1 Women Supporting Women at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. 11 a.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: (239) 643-4673. www.cancerallianceofnaples.org

2 11th Annual Luncheon at Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit New Horizons of Southwest Florida. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $90. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Leigh Erickson. Contact: Dort Bear, (239) 948-4146, dort@newhorizonsofswfl.org . www.newhorizonsofswfl.org/luncheon

2 2019 Fun Run 5K at Lakes Regional Park to benefit the Lee County Medical Society. 8:45 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 on race day. Contact: Valerie Yackulich, valerie@lcmsfl.org .

2 Experience Ethiopia to benefit the Grace Center Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Chair: Adeline Henriquez. Contact: Marcie Erickson, (239) 465-6435, marcie@gracecenterfoundation.org .

2 JDRF 2019 Hope Gala to benefit JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Chairs: Robin Marcus, Debbie Nuzzo. Contact: Pamela Alagel, (239) 591-2825, palagel@jdrf.org . www.jdrf-southgulfcoast.ejoinme.org/2019hopegala

2 Opera Meets Broadway with Norm Lewis—2019 Gala at Moorings Presbyterian Church and the Hilton Naples to benefit Gulfshore Opera. 3 p.m. Tickets: $250 per gala package of concert and dinner; concert only $75 per preferred guest, $50 per general admission, $28 per sponsored guest. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Stephanie Schwetz, Becky Wilder. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, michelle@gulfshoreopera.org . www.gulfshoreopera.org

Program Meeting at Unitarian Universalist Church to benefit the AAUW Greater Naples Branch. 9:30 a.m. Contact: Laura Candris, (239) 919-8869, membership@aauwgnb.org . www.aauwgnb.org

2 Stay at Home and Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss' Birthday at your private residence to benefit Books for Collier Kids. Tickets: $500 suggested donation. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Nora Kolmer, Donna Eskra, Jennifer Siegal-Miller. Contact: Nora Kolmer, (239) 598-9598, jkolmer627@aol.com . www.booksforcollierkids.org

4 Triumph 2019 at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit The Holocaust Museum & The Janet & Harvey Cohen Education Center. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Tim Morrison, (239) 263-9200, tim@holocaustmuseumswfl.org . www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org

5 The Fashion Show at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the Latchkey League. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $135. Dress code: smart-casual. Chair: Sarann Kraushaar. Contact: Judy Tedder, (239) 254-0843, judytedder@aol.com . www.latchkeyleague.org

5 Humanitarian & Luminary of the Year at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Hodges University. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business. Contact: April May, (239) 598-6153, amay@hodges.edu .

5 Southwest Florida Go Red For Women Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911, katie.southard@heart.org .

6 Farmers Market Event at the Marco Island Farmers Market to benefit For the Love of Cats. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Elaine Ritchie. Contact: Jan Rich, (239) 642-8674, jan@fortheloveofcatsfl.com . www.fortheloveofcatsfl.comContinues March 13, 20 and 27 and April 3, 10 and 17.

6 Kids’ Minds Matter Secret Garden Gala at Shangri-La Springs to benefit Lee Health’s pediatric behavioral health program. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $500. Dress code: garden cocktail. Chairs: Jennifer Parisi, Susan Goldy, Scott Spiezle. Contact: Jason Powella, (239) 214-0639, jason.powella@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/secretgarden

7 Annual Winston Churchill Dinner at an exclusive club in Naples to benefit the English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Pamela Voss, Karen Lannan. Contact: Pamela Voss (239) 777-6883, pgrabczynski@aol.com . www.esuus.org/naples

7 Benefit Fashion Show, Luncheon and Silent Auction at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit Sunlight Home. 11 a.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Dolores Sire Sullivan. Contact: Linda Hale, (239) 352-0251, linda_lee_hale@yahoo.com . www.sunlighthome.org

7 Magic Under the Mangroves on-site to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $750-50,000. Dress code: eco-chic. Chair: Robin Hamilton. Contact: Chanel McGregor, (239) 403-4200. www.conservancy.org/magic

7 Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit at Sam Galloway Ford to benefit Community Cooperative. 6 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Stefanie Edwards, (239) 461-2802, stefanie@communitycooperative.com . www.communitycooperative.com/events

7-9 82nd Annual Shell Festival at The Community House to benefit the Sanibel Community Association. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 suggested donation, inside only. Dress code: casual. Contact: info@sanibelcommunityhouse.net .

8 A Night in Black and White at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Dress for Success SW Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: semi-formal. Contact: Nickole Hendra, (239) 689-4992, nickole@dfsswflorida.org . www.swflorida.dressforsuccess.org

9 31st Annual Auction at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort to benefit Seacrest Country Day School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Claudia D'Alessandro, (239) 793-1986, cdalessandro@seacrest.org .

9 Celebrate the Stars at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club to benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County. 6 p.m. Contact: (239) 254-8242, info@uaccollier.org .

9 A Night of Inspiration at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Temple Shalom. 6 p.m. Contact: Jeanette Fischer, (239) 455-3030, jfischer@naplestemple.org .

9 Star Gala—Dazzling Diamond Soiree at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the STARability Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: black-tie-optional. Chairs: Lou and Laura Georgelos. Contact: Karen Govern, karen@starability.org . www.starability.org/gala

10 Peace of Mind Fundraiser at Hideaway Beach Club, Marco Island, to benefit the Naples Senior Center at JFCS. 1 p.m. tennis clinic followed by pro tennis exhibition and dinner. Dress code: tennis for clinic and exhibition, dressy-casual for dinner. Chair: Carolee Levison. Contact: Claudia Polzin, (239) 290-9433, capcatcap@gmail.com . www.naplesseniorcenter.org

10 Songs of America at St. Leo's Catholic Church "Parish Life Center" to benefit Voices of Naples. 3 p.m. Dress code: casual. Contact: Shari Juntunen, (239) 434-8207. www.voicesofnaples.org/concert_schedule

10 Taste of Love at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon to benefit Special Equestrians. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Adele Smith, Freda Jones, Jan Fifer. Contact: Jan Fifer, (239) 851-7070, jtfifer@gmail.com . www.specialequestrians.net

10 A Vintage Affair—A Night of a Thousand Wines at Quail West Golf & Country Club to benefit the MS Center of SWFL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: cocktail. Chairs: Shannon Diener, Niki Varveris. Contact: Linda Grimm, (239) 435-1901, kay@mscenterswfl.org . www.msgala.com

10 West Coast Muscle Car Club Car & Truck Show to benefit LACES of LOVE. 9 a.m. Tickets: one pair of new sneakers. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Susy Warren, Vi Steffan. Contact: Susy Warren, (239) 293-1215.

11 11th Season Announcement Party on-site to benefit The Laboratory Theater of Florida. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Giulia Ramsey. Contact: Giulia Ramsey, giulia.ramsey@gmail.com . www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com

11 The Maine Event at a private home to benefit the Latchkey League. 6 p.m. Tickets: $160. Dress code: casual. Chair: Judy Shanley. Contact: Judy Shanley, (239) 272-0038. www.latchkeyleague.org

11 Naples Tables—A Celebration of Style, Food and Fun at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit The League Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jane Stone. Contact: (239) 353-3100.

13 Marco Y Mutts & Martinis at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 5 p.m. Tickets: $5. Dress code: casual/costume. Chair: Anthony DeLucia. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, (239) 394-3144, ext. 105, commrelations@marcoy.org . www.marcoy.org

13-31 The Savannah Sipping Society at Marco Town Center Mall to benefit The Marco Players. 8 p.m. Tickets: $31-33. Dress code: casual. Chair: Beverly Dahlstrom. Contact: Beverly Dahlstrom, (239) 642-7270, info@themarcoplayers.com . www.themarcoplayers.com

14 Art of the Handbag at Center Performing Arts Bonita Springs to benefit the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 6 p.m. Tickets: $47. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Sheri Rouleau. Contact: Sheri Rouleau, (239) 495-8989, controller@artsbonita.org . www.artcenterbonita.org/events/handbags

14 Corks, Forks and Ale on-site to benefit the Fort Myers YMCA. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Joey Belanger (239) 275-9622, joeyb@fortmyersymca.org . www.swflymca.org/corks

14-16 Shell Show and Art Sale at the United Church of Marco Dissiler Hall to benefit the Marco Island Shell Club. 10 a.m. Tickets: $2 donation. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jae Kellogg. www.marcoshellclub.com

15 10th Annual Bash for the Bay at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center to benefit Friends of Rookery Bay. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250 per general admission, $750 per keystone. Chairs: Karyn Capozzo, Milda Vaivada. Contact: Janet Brooks, (239) 530-5971, friends@rookerybay.org . www.rookerybay.org

15 Guild Spring Luncheon at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Neighborhood Health Clinic. 11:30 a.m. Dress code: country club-casual. Chair: Gretchen Brown. Contact: Marcie Burland, (239) 316-7416, mburland@neighborhoodhealthclinic.org . www.neighborhoodhealthclinic.org/guild

16 Global Food and Farm Festival at ECHO Global Farm to benefit ECHO. 9 a.m. Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Dress code: casual. Chair: Danielle Flood. Contact: Danielle Flood, (239) 567-3312, dflood@echonet.org . www.echonet.org/food-and-farm-festival

16 Peek at the Unique Tour of Island Homes at Sanibel Community Church to benefit the Zonta Foundation of SWFL. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: casual, good walking shoes. Chair: Susan Tucker. Contact: Barbara Beran, barbberan@comcast.net . www.zontasancap.com

16-17 Handel Judas Maccabeus at Temple Shalom to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual concert: Chair: Anne Wilson. Contact: Anne Wilson, info@naplesorchestraandchorus.org . www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org

18 Ninth Annual Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Gulfshore Playhouse. Tickets: $600. Contact: Jan Fernandez, (239) 261-7529, ext. 206, jfernandez@gulfshoreplayhouse.org .

19 17th Annual Step into Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at The Forest Country Club to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $55. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Betty Busselberg. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 432-2223, info@candlelightersswfl.org . www.candlelightersswfl.org

20 Centers’ Annual Luncheon 2019 at Quail West Country Club to benefit the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $70. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Loretta Menuez. Contact: Loretta Menuez, (239) 495-8989, membership@artsbonita.org . www.artcenterbonita.org/luncheon

20-22 Small Stage Symphony Series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center; Shell Point; and the Community House to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 and up Contact: Box office, (239) 418-1500, tickets@swflso.org . www.swflso.org

21 Big Impressions by Little Artists at the Naples Art Association to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. 6 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: cocktail. Contact: Alicia Feldman, (239) 643-3908, aliciaf@collierchildcare.org . www.collierchildcare.org

21 The Moveable Feast on-site to benefit The Naples Art District. 6 p.m. Tickets: $75. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Paula Brody. Contact: Paula Brody, (239) 272-7110, paulabrody@me.com .

22 12th Annual Boogie Bash at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: casual and fun. Chairs: Edee and Michael DeLuca. Contact: Jane Billings, (239) 262-1808, jane@friendsoffosterchildren.net . www.friendsoffosterchildren.net

22 Artful Intersection to benefit Friends of the Mound House. Chair: Gayle Pergoli. Contact: Gayle Pergoli, crnagayle@msn.com .

22-23 Naples Flower Show "Making Music" at Naples Botanical Garden to benefit the Naples Garden Club. Tickets: No additional cost with Naples Botanical Garden membership or with Naples Garden Club general admission. Chair: Mary Pulick. Contact: Mary Pulick, marypulick@gmail.com . www.naplesgardenclub.org

23 Angel Ball at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit Community School of Naples. 6 p.m. Tickets: $750. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Laina Kennedy, Jessica Kraszewski. Contact: Taylor Marini, tmarini@communityschoolnaples.org .

23 Brain Fair 2019 at South Regional Library of Collier County to benefit Miracles Among Us. 11 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Suzan Berg, Marjorie Appleby. Contact: Suzan Berg, (239) 529-5284, suzanberg@miraclesamongus.org . www.miraclesamongus.org

23 Emerald Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice. 6 p.m. Tickets: $400. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Barbara Neff, Rachel Keller. Contact: Brenda Anderson, (239) 455-2655, banderson@catholiccharitiescc.org . www.catholiccharitiesdov.org

23 Fourth Annual Fashion Show Luncheon “Fashions in the Gardens” at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Naples, to benefit St. John’s Shoppe, “The Outreach Ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church.” 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Margo Ziolo. Contact: (239) 597-9518, stjohnsthriftshoppe@gmail.com . www.stjohnsshoppe.com

23 Inaugural Night in Monte Carlo at the Hilton Naples to benefit Project HELP. 6 p.m. Dress code: cocktail, semi-formal. Chair: Laura Press. Contact: Eileen Wesley, (239) 649-1404, projecthelp@projecthelpnaples.org .

23 Run 4 The Cause 2019 on-site to benefit Christy’s Cause. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: running. Chairs: Ken Esquillin, Christy Ivie. Contact: Christy Ivie, christy@christyscause.com . www.christyscause.com/run4thecause

26 Grande Dames Tea at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 1 p.m. Tickets: $60 per person, $500 per table of eight. Dress code: high tea. Chairs: Alexandra Bremner, Lee Peacock. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 470-7548, allyson.ross@pacecenter.org . www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee

26 Hats Off to Fighting Blindness at The Players Club & Spa to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness. 5 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Karen Vosmik. Contact: Karen Vosmik, (847) 363-0939. www.fightblindness.org

28 Marjorie Prime Red Carpet Premier at Sugden Community Theater to benefit The Naples Players. 6:45 p.m. Tickets: $40. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Alyssa Haney. Contact: James Duggan, (239) 263-7990, jduggan@naplesplayers.org . www.naplesplayers.org

29 Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner at the Naples Grande Beach Resort to benefit Champions For Learning. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business-formal. Chair: Martha Rozman. Contact: Jason Kurek, (239) 643-4755, jkurek@championsforlearning.org . www.championsforlearning.org/ga

29-30 American Virtuosi on-site to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jim Griffith. Contact: Jim Griffith, (239) 333-1933, jim@sbdc.com . www.sbdac.com

30 Annual Life Saver Event with guest speaker Tucker Carlson at the Hilton Naples to benefit Community Pregnancy Clinics. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Domenick Micillo. Contact: Domenick Micillo, dmicillo@community4life.com . www.community4life.com

30 IMAG Gala on-site to benefit the IMAG History & Science Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $100. Dress code: business. Chair: Britt Gravley. Contact: Amanda Plummer, (239) 243-0043, ext. 203, amanda@theimag.org . www.theimag.org/gala

30, 4/2, 4/4 La Traviata at St. Leo Parish Life Center, Bonita Springs, and the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. 7 p.m. Tickets: $28-88. Dress code: business-casual, semi-formal. Contact: Michelle Westley, (239) 529-3925, michelle@gulfshoreopera.org . www.gulfshoreopera.org

31 Mac ’n’ Cheese Challenge at Venue Naples to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 and up. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, (239) 992-9474, esumpmann@sflawish.org . www.sfla.wish.org

31 Power of Community Celebration at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples. 11 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Arlene Sobol. Contact: Julie Hartline, (239) 263-4205, jhartline@jewishnaples.org . www.jewishnaples.org

Also in March:

Celebration of Hope to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 6 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Natalie Combs, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, ncombs@stmatthewshouse.org .

Glass Slipper to benefit Champions For Learning. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: Naples-chic. Chairs: Claudine Léger-Wetzel, Kaleigh Grover. Contact: Jennifer Laderer, (239) 643-4755, jladerer@championsforlearning.org . www.championsforlearning.orgMay be held in April; inquire for details.

Golisano Children’s Hospital Pro Tennis Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35-150. Dress code: casual. Chair: Duane Chaney. Contact: Duane Chaney, (239) 292-0322, duanechaney@comcast.net . www.madisensmatch.com

Naples Princess Dress Collection Party on Naples Princess Cruises to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 5:45 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Pat Patterson. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, mollie.martin@pacecenter.org . www.pacecenter.org/locatoins/collier-at-immokalee

Sixth Annual Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium to benefit David Lawrence Center. Dress code: casual. Contact: Moira Larkin, (239) 354-1445, donorcare@dlcmhc.com . www.dlcsoundminds.org


April 2019 Events

1 10-Year Anniversary Event at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Lighthouse of Collier. 6 p.m. Tickets: $200 per person, $2,500 per table. www.lighthouseofcollier.org

2 Cruising for a Cause on the Naples Princess to benefit Miracles in Action. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Ariana Dunbar, (239) 348-0815, info@miraclesinaction.org . www.miraclesinaction.org

3 CHEF Celebrates Club Chefs Gala honoring Ralph Feraco at Kensington Golf & Country Club to benefit the Culinary and Hospitality Education of Southwest Florida (CHEF). Dress code: country club/business-casual. www.chefswfl.org

4 Annual Speaker Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. Tickets: $125. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Tricia Leite, (239) 417-3465, pr@pasfi.org . www.pasfi.org/annualspeakerluncheon2019.html

4 Chefs Cooking for Kids to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast. 6:30 p.m. Dress code: business-cocktail. Chairs: Lauren McCabe, Tracey Marazzi. Contact: Aimee McLaughlin, (239) 288-4224, amclaughlin@bbbssun.org . www.bbbssun.org

5 Extravaganza 2019 at Heritage Palms Golf and Country Club to benefit the Canterbury School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Chairs: Elizabeth Cameratta, Deena Schwartz. Contact: Julie Pearson, (239) 481-4323, ext. 213, jpearson@canterburyfortmyers.org .

5 Women of Initiative Honorees Awards Luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples to benefit the Women’s Foundation of Collier County. 11 a.m. Tickets: $225 per individual, $2,250 per host table, $2,750 per patron table. Dress code: business-chic. Chair: Vicki Tracy. Contact: Carri Kreisman, (239) 307-4526, ckreisman@cfcollier.org . www.wfcollier.org

5-7 Small Stage Symphony Series at the Community House; Faith Presbyterian-Cape Coral; and The Moorings-Naples to benefit Southwest Florida Symphony. 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; and 4 p.m. Tickets: $29 and up Contact: Box office, (239) 418-1500. www.swflso.org

6 Butterfly Release at Cambier Park to benefit the Avow Foundation. 10 a.m. Contact: Angie Manley, (239) 280-2285, angela.manley@avowcares.org .

6 For the Love of Art on-site to benefit The Naples Art Association. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125 per person, $1,125 per group of 10. Dress code: jazz-related style or business-casual. Contact: Aimee Schlehr, (239) 262-6517, aimee.schlehr@naplesart.org . www.naplesart.org

6 Red Wagon Gala at Royal Poinciana Golf Club to benefit Christ Child Society. 6 p.m. Tickets: $350. Dress code: semi-formal. Chair: Janis Morrisroe. Contact: Janis Morrisroe, (239)-592-9600, janismm@aol.com . www.christchildnaples.org

6 Relay for Life of Greater Lee County at Cypress Lake High School to benefit American Cancer Society—Fort Myers. 9 a.m. Chair: Ashley Robbin. Contact: Terry Inscoe, (239) 936-3528, terry.inscoe@cancer.org .

6 Southwest Florida Friendship Walk at Miromar Outlets to benefit Best Buddies Southwest Florida. 8 a.m. Dress code: comfortable. Contact: Melanie Musick, (239) 275-2510, melaniemusick@bestbuddies.org . www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org

6 Southwest Florida Heart Ball at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit the American Heart Association of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $1,500 per patron couple. Dress code: black-tie. Chairs: Jason and Kelly Stephens. Contact: Katie Southard, (239) 495-4911, katie.southard@heart.org .

6 Third Annual Stroke Victor Scramble at Quail Village Golf Club to benefit the Stroke Recovery Foundation. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $90 per person, $360 per foursome. Dress code: golf-casual. Chairs: IBERIABANK, Hotwire, Family Foot & Leg. Contact: Bob Mandell, bobm@strokerf.org . www.strokerecoveryfoundation.org

6-7 Mozart Symphony "Jupiter" at Temple Shalom to benefit Naples Orchestra and Chorus. 7 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Dress code: casual concert. Chair: Anne Wilson. Contact: Anne Wilson, info@naplesorchestraandchorus.org . www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org

7 10th Annual BBQ, Bands & Brew at Centennial Park to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care. 11 a.m. Tickets: $10 per adult, free for children 12 and under. Dress code: outdoor-casual. Chairs: Christi Pritchett, Mandi Wray. Contact: Christi Pritchett, (239) 938-0056, bbq@bia.net . www.bbqbandsandbrew.com

8 Fourth Annual St. Vincent de Paul Golf Tournament at Quail Creek Country Club to benefit St. Vincent de Paul. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: golf. Chair: Diane Van Parys. Contact: Samantha Maturo, (239) 775-1667, svdpgolfnaples@gmail.com . www.svdpnaples.org

8 Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic at Vineyards Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. www.guadalupecenter.org

9 Chair-a-tea Event at Bonita Bay Club to benefit Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida. 11 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: tea party hats. Chair: Marin Asher. Contact: Karen Watson, (239) 267-4663, karen@ourmothershome.com . www.ourmothershome.com/event/2019-chair-a-tea-party

10 Blooms & Babies Luncheon at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: complimentary. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Megan Chionis, (239) 217-4838, mchionis@prcnaples.org . www.supportprc.org/blooms-babies-2019

10-28 Black Tie at Marco Town Center Mall to benefit The Marco Players. 8 p.m. Tickets: $31-33. Dress code: casual. Chair: Beverly Dahlstrom. Contact: Beverly Dahlstrom, (239) 642-7270, info@themarcoplayers.com . www.themarcoplayers.com

11 Strut & Putt at The Club at Olde Cypress to benefit the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $300. Dress code: golf. Contact: Elizabeth Zuluaga, (239) 658-3113, ezuluaga@healthcareswfl.org . www.healthcareswfl.org/how-to-help

11 Second Annual Donor Social on-site in the Discovery Center to benefit Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. 4:30 p.m. Tickets: free, by invitation only. Dress code: casual. Contact: Tabitha Stadler, tstadler@audubon.org .

12 White Party presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: all white. www.gulfshorelife.com/about-us/advertise/signature-events

13 2019 Gala at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa to benefit Florida Repertory Theatre. 5 p.m. Tickets: $200. Dress code: semi-formal. Chairs: Renee Pesci, Deb Jonsson. Contact: Renee Pesci, rpesci@floridarep.org . www.floridarep.org

13 Magnolia Ball at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples to benefit the NCH Center for Philanthropy. 6 p.m. Tickets: $3,000, sponsorships available. Dress code: black-tie, white jackets preferred. Chairs: Alica and Angelo Arena. Contact: Monica Biondo, (239) 624-2019, monica.biondo@nchmd.org . www.nchmd.org/magnoliaball

13 Octifest on the Beach at Sanibel Causeway Island A to benefit Sanibel Sea School. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $150. Dress code: island-casual. Contact: Chrissy Basturk, (239) 472-8585, chrissy@sanibelseaschool.org . www.octifest.org

13 Pinwheels at the Pier at the Naples Pier to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. 10 a.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: beach wear. Contact: Bryan Lee, (239) 272-2706, blee@caccollier.org . www.caccollier.org

16 Tulip Tuesday on-site to benefit The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida. All day. Tickets: $20. Chair: Laura Domonte. Contact: Laura Domonte, (239) 417-3465, volunteer@pasfi.org . www.pasfi.org

16 Tutor Corps Celebration Dinner at Grey Oaks Country Club to benefit the Guadalupe Center. www.guadalupecenter.org

18 JA Business Hall of Fame, Lee County at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: business. Contact: Stephanie Hoffman, (239) 225-2590, shoffman@jaswfl.org . www.jaswfl.org

18 “Meet the Artists” Reception for Carmen at Patina Collection to benefit Opera Naples. 5 p.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Amy Wilkins-Lyon, (239) 300-0092, info@patinacollection.com .

18 Wines Around the World at Shula's Steak House to benefit Ricky King Children’s Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: cocktail. Chair: Heather Tice. Contact: Jennifer Weidenbruch, (239) 449-0209. www.rickykingfund.org

20 Hop to the Top 5K at North Collier Regional Park to benefit the Wellfit Girls Program SWFL. 7:30 a.m. Tickets: $30. Dress code: running clothes, Easter-themed outfits encouraged. Contact: Colby Hazewinkel, (239) 529-0366, colby@wellfitgirls.org . www.runsignup.com

24-5/8 The StayinMay Festival at venues across Southwest Florida to benefit The StayinMayFestival. www.stayinmay.com

26-27 Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition & Music Festival at Centennial Park to benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. 5 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Devon Parker. Contact: Devon Parker, (239) 333-1933, devon@sbdac.com . www.sbdac.com

27 March for Babies at Centennial Park to benefit March of Dimes. 9 a.m. Contact: Trent Howe, (239) 271-2562, thowe@marchofdimes.org . www.marchforbabies.org/event/southwestfl

27 A Swing of Grace at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit Grace Place for Children and Families. 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $250. Dress code: golf. Chairs: Jim Bosscher, Erik Lutgert. Contact: Robert Mirakian, (239) 234-2466, robert@graceplacenaples.org . www.graceplacenaples.org/a-swing-of-grace

28 29th Annual Taste of Marco at The Esplanade Shoppes to benefit the Greater Marco Family YMCA. 11 a.m. Tickets: $8 per person, $15 per duo. Dress code: casual. Chair: Anthony DeLucia. Contact: Anthony DeLucia, (239) 394-3144, ext. 105, commrelations@marcoy.org . www.marcoy.org

28 YogaCAN at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club to benefit the Cancer Alliance of Naples. www.cancerallianceofnaples.org

Also in April:

Bling & Bags Bingo to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Lisa Rizzio, (239) 939-2808, lrizzio@cac-swfl.org .

Blues by the Bay at St. Charles Yacht Club to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center. 7 p.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: resort-casual. Contact: Karen Lesza, (239) 482-7706, karen@heightsfoundation.org . www.heightsfoundation.org

Charity Golf Event at Heritage Bay Golf & Country Club to benefit the ExEL Foundation (Excellence in Early Learning). Dress code: golf. Chair: Brian Ingvalson. Contact: (612) 910-1024, exel-naples@comcast.net . www.exelnaples.org/golf

Friends of Hope Ladies Luncheon to benefit Hope Hospice. 10 a.m. Tickets: $100 and up. Dress code: ladies’ lunch/tea. Chairs: Etta Smith, Barbara Caccese. Contact: Heather Chester, (239) 489-9164, heather.chester@hopehcs.org .

Leadership Collier Foundation Graduation to benefit the Leadership Collier Foundation. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. Dress code: business. Chair: Stephanie Spell. Contact: Amanda Beights, (239) 403-2903, amanda@napleschamber.org . www.napleschamber.org/events

Relay for Life of Bonita Springs and Estero at Bonita Springs High School to benefit American Cancer Society—Fort Myers. 10 a.m. Chair: Chris Jeffray. Contact: Terry Inscoe, (239) 936-3528, terry.inscoe@cancer.org .

SanCap Cares Island Celebration at The Sanctuary Golf Club to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. 5 p.m. Dress code: island-chic. Chair: Valerie Tutor. Contact: Jeff Muddell, (239) 214-0639, jeff.muddell@leehealth.org . www.sancapcares.org

May 2019 Events

FutureMakers Lee Senior Decision Day—Lee County Public Schools at various Lee County high schools to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Dress code: college shirts/attire. Contact: Kelly Thawley, (239) 337-0433, kelly@leeschoolfoundation.org .

2 Pars for Pets at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Volunteer Services for Animals. 8 a.m. Tickets: $125. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Sondra Rice, Mendy Gordon. Contact: Sondra Rice, (239) 961-1015. vsarescue@aol.com .

3 Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. 5:30 p.m. Dress code: black-tie. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433,​ beverly@leeschoolfoundation.org .

3-5 Gene Doyle Backcountry Catch and Release Fishing Tournament at multiple sites to benefit the Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation. Tickets: $125 per child, $250 per adult. Dress code: casual. Chairs: Normand Giguere and Claudine Auclair. Contact: Normand Giguere, (239) 249-0453, normgiguere@gmail.com . www.genedoyle.org .

4 Derby Dash to benefit the Naples Junior Woman’s Club. 5 p.m. Tickets: $75-100. Dress code: garden cocktail. Contact: Emily Sumpmann, emily.sumpmann@gmail.com . www.naplesjuniors.com

4 Kentucky Derby Party on-site to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center. 4 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: Derby-chic, hats. Chair: Annette Pakula. Contact: Missy Lamont, (239) 596-2988, info@ntrc.org . www.naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org/derby

4 Lipman Golf Classic at Naples Heritage Golf & Country Club to benefit the Redlands Christian Migrant Association. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $225 per golfer. Dress code: casual. Chair: Jaime Weisinger. Contact: Kathleen Roehm, (863) 781-2874, kathleen.roehm@rcma.org . www.rcma.net/how-you-can-help/golf-tournament

5 Liberty Mutual Invitational at Quail West Golf and Country Club to benefit Swinging With Purpose™. 1 p.m. shotgun start. Tickets: $350. Dress code: golf. Chairs: Dr. Thomas and Amy Hale. Contact: Diana Riley, (301) 706-7131, diana@swingingwithpurpose.org . www.swingingwithpurpose.org

9 Human Trafficking Symposium at the Cohen Center at FGCU to benefit Christy’s Cause. 8 a.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Dr. Amanda Evans, Christy Ivie. Contact: Christy Ivie, christy@christyscause.com .

11 24th Annual Gold Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament at Bonita Bay East to benefit Candlelighters of Southwest Florida. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $155. Dress code: casual. Chair: Michael Constantine. Contact: Klair M. Snellbaker, (239) 342-2223, info@candlelightersswfl.org . www.candlelightersswfl.org

11 NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive at the Collier Harvest Warehouse to benefit Collier Harvest. 1 p.m. Tickets: free. Dress code: casual. Chair: Connie Preu. Contact: Annette Kirk, (239) 405-0921, annette@collierharvest.org . www.collierharvest.org

18 Spring Performance of Coppélia to benefit Gulfshore Ballet. Contact: gulfshoreballet@gmail.com . www.gsballet.org

23 Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Gulfshore Business magazine at the Hilton Naples. Dress code: business, business-casual. www.gulfshorebusiness.com

23 Winged Foot Scholarship Awards Banquet to benefit The Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. 6 p.m. Tickets: $275. Dress code: jacket and tie. Chair: Bud Hornbeck. Contact: Brooke Hornbeck, (239) 280-3270,​ brooke_hornbeck@ajg.com . www.wingedfootaward.com

Also in May:

Best of the Gulfshore presented by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dress code: business, business-casual. www.gulfshorelife.com/about-us/advertise/signature-events

Golf-a-Thon to benefit St. Matthew’s House. 8:30 a.m. Tickets: $1,000. Dress code: golf. Contact: Natalie Combs, (239) 774-0500, ext. 161, ncombs@stmatthewshouse.org .

Partners in Education—State of Our Schools Breakfast at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to benefit The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools 7 a.m. Dress code: business-casual. Contact: Beverly Burke, (239) 337-0433,​ beverly@leeschoolfoundation.org .
 

June 2019 Events
 

StandUp Paddle Poker Run at Capri Fish House, Isle of Capri, to benefit Special Olympics Florida—Collier County. 7 a.m. Dress code: beachwear. Chairs: Stephanie Dangler, Becky Newell. Contact: Stephanie Dangler, (239) 775-1991, info@specialolympicscollier.org . www.specialolympicscollier.org

11-29 2019 Fair Food Sustainer Drive online to benefit The Coalition of Immokalee Workers. 9 a.m. Chair: Julia Perkins. Contact: Ileana Roque Gonzalez, (239) 657-8311, ileana@ciw-online.org . www.ciw.givingfuel.com/sustainerdrive

Also in June:

Clive Daniel Home Dress Collection Party at Clive Daniel Home to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 suggested donation. Dress code: business-casual. Chair: Jackie Nelson. Contact: Mollie Martin, (239) 207-1878, molliemartin@pacecenter.org . pacecenter.org/locations/collier-at-immokalee

Eighth Annual Young Executives Sunset Cruise on the Naples Princess to benefit the David Lawrence Center. 6 p.m. Tickets: $45. Dress code: casual. Contact: Emily Budd, (239) 304-3505, donorcare@dlcmhc.com . dlcyoungexecutives.com

Rock and Role Models at Millennium Brewery to benefit Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Dress code: casual. Contact: Nola Theiss, (239) 415-2635, nola@humantraffickingawareness.org .

Top Doctors presented by Health Source magazine. Dress code: business, business-casual. gulfshorelife.com/about-us/advertise/signature-events
 

July 2019 Events

Fifth Annual Grouper Slam at Port Sanibel Marina to benefit LARC. 6 a.m. Chair: Alex Newman. Contact: Angela Katz, (239) 334-6285, ext. 229, angelakatz@larcleecounty.org . www.fishgrouperslam.com
 

August 2019 Events

28 Love That Dress! 11 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers-Estero to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. 5 p.m. VIP, 6 p.m. general admission. Tickets: $30 per general admission, $150 per VIP, $2,500 per VIP suite for 10. Dress code: best dress. Contact: Allyson Ross, (239) 470-7548, allyson.ross@pacecenter.org . www.lovethatdress.org

Also in August:

Rumrunners’ Celebrity Chef Night at Rumrunners, Cape Coral, to benefit Barbara’s Friends—Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. 6 p.m. Tickets: $175. Dress code: business-casual. Chairs: Todd Johnson, Ralph Centalonza. Contact: Katy Martinez, (239) 214-0639, katy.martinez@leehealth.org . www.leehealthfoundation.org/rumrunners

Youth Masterpiece Theater at Dunbar High School to benefit Quality Life Center of Southwest Florida. 6 p.m. Tickets: $10. Dress code: casual. Contact: Keesha Allen, (239) 334-2797, ext. 105, kallen@qlcswfl.org . www.qualitylifecenter.org

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