Feb 20-22 2009 - Weekend Events in Naples FL
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- On stage: "Doubt: A Parable" (also on Saturday, Feb. 21; Sunday, Feb. 22; Tuesday, Feb. 24; and Wednesday, Feb. 25). When: Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. Where: Norris Community Center, 755 Eighth Ave. S. Cost: $30 "Doubt: A Parable" is set in a 1960's parochial school. The play examines questions of moral uncertainty when a priest's actions come under suspicion. It plays February 19-28, 2009. All shows are presented at the Norris Center, 755 8th Avenue South Naples. Tickets start at $30 and are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or at www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
- Festival: If you want to taste Russian, Greek, Romanian, Slovak or Polish food, go to the festival at St. Demetrius Orthodox Church from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday or Sunday at 140 Price St., Naples. Call 775-8998 for directions and more information.
- Naples Art Association's 30th annual festival: The Naples Art Association, where he is now a board member. The art association will present its 30th annual Naples National Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Cambier Park and along Eighth Street South, which runs between the park and city hall. There will be 300 artists from across the country this year, participating in what Sunshine Artist magazine ranked as the Fifth Best Art Festival in the country. The 300 — juried from almost 1,000 applicants — will be displaying and selling their fine art, fine crafts, paintings, oils, watercolors, acrylics, prints, lithographs, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass, jewelry and other original works.
- Winter Regatta: The Naples Sailing & Yacht Club is hosting its first Winter Regatta on Saturday, Feb. 21, off the Naples Pier. All sailboats welcome, but registration required. The first of two races will begin at 9:55 a.m. when the big boats commence their tight maneuvers for the 10:00 a.m. start. After they cross the start line between the Committee Boat and a buoy, they will tack into the wind to the first mark, after which spinnakers (balloon sails) will come out for the next leg. Bring your binoculars to watch the boat crews scramble as they strain to make the most of wind, waves, and currents. Race divisions will include Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, True Cruising, Sport Boat, and Multi-hull classes. Web site: http://www.thensyc.com
- Cultural Heritage Celebration: ethnic food and music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at River Park Community Center, 301 11th Ave. N., in Naples. Call 213-3037 for more information.
- Mardi Paws Pet Parade and Costume Contest: The first Mardi Paws Pet Parade and Costume Contest is set for Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dress your pets in colorful Mardi Gras themed costumes and join in our parade, which begins at 4 p.m., and post parade party at Fred's Diner. A $7 registration fee is required. All proceeds will benefit Collier Spay Neuter Clinic. Fred's Diner is at the Uptown Center, 2700 Immokalee Rd. (north of Sam's Club). Call 431-7928
- Mardi Gras Goodland Boat Parade, 2 p.m. Saturday, can be viewed from most restaurants on Goodland, including Stan’s Little Bar; also from the Old Marco Lodge, Marker 8, the Pink House Motel or the Goodland bridge. For information, call 642-8356.
Edison Festival of Light Parade, 7 p.m. Saturday, downtown Fort Myers, Centennial Park, 2100 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers. Free or VIP seating, (877) 999-6433. Stadium and fireworks show featuring Gavin DeGraw, 4-10 p.m. Feb. 21, Fort Myers High School. $20. (239) 334-2999.
- Third Street South Farmer’s Market, produce, vegetables, fruits, jams, baked goods, seafood and more, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, parking lot behind Tommy Bahama’s, 1201 Third St. S., Naples. No admission.
- North Goodlette Farmer’s Market, breakfast, fresh produce, crafts, jams, pies, juices, honey, flowers, soaps, lotions, baskets and more, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays through April 25, North Naples United Methodist Church, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. Free admission. 249-9480.
- Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays through April, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples. Free admission. 643-0197.
- Black History Month: Celebrate Black History Month 2009 at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethel A.M.E. Church of Naples, 2935 64th St. SW, Naples. The program includes local talent, dramatic readings, celebrated poets, oral traditions, historical enactments, impersonations, music and food.
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*Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival: Enjoy all the Everglades has to offer during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. It ends on Thursday, but in between are various activities that include lectures, walks, boat tours, a canoe trip and a documentary, all described under the General listing. Call 695-0008 for further information.