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Gulfshore Life Weekend Insider Sept 11-13th, 2009

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Silverspot Cinema in Naples

features deluxe leather seats.

Order your tickets in advance—with reserved seats—then enjoy a meal in the new Silverspot Cinema’s restaurant before settling into a deluxe leather seat to watch a Hollywood blockbuster or an independent or foreign film. The 11-theater multiplex is opening at noon Friday at Mercato in Naples. Movie tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children; $12 for seniors; $10 for matinee (except 3D Digital films). To reserve your seat, call 592-0300.

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy tonight through Sunday at Germain Arena in Estero. Enter the wondrous world of Pixie Hollow to meet Tinker Bell and her fairy friends; speed through Radiator Springs with Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew; and relive classic Disney favorites The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. Don’t miss the Disney Princess Pre-Show featuring enchanting ball gowns. Order tickets at Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000 or For details, visit

Feel the beat at 8 p.m. Saturday during the Percussion Summit Concert at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Guest stars will join percussionists from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestras, as well as world-renowned drummer Zoro from Lenny Kravitz’s last tour. See the world premiere of Janissary Band by Stan Leonard, former timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony. A Percussion Clinic will also be held at 3 p.m. in Daniels Pavilion. Concert is $28 for adults, $15 for students; clinic is $18 for adults, $12 for students. Call 254-2732 or visit for more information.

It’s football season, and the Fort Myers’ 11th Annual Fall Home & Garden Show will teach you how to perfect those tailgate parties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Harborside Event Center in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The home improvement trade show features more than 150 businesses, and fans can catch their favorite games in “football lounges” while learning about new ideas, products and services. Highlights include family heirloom appraisals, how-to workshops, hourly prize drawings and more. Admission is $4; free parking. For details, call 466-6300 or visit

Learn how to make arugula salad, fried goat cheese and lemon vinaigrette, ricotta gnocchi, and Bananas Foster during the Vino De Notte Cooking Class at Hotel Indigo from 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Guests will be provided with a menu and recipe cards. The cost is $35 per person, and reservations are recommended. Call 332-0070 for more information.
Get a “Massage for a Cure” from local Massage Envy locations to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Massage Envy will donate $10 of every $35 one-hour therapeutic massage session on Tuesday to the Fort Myers-Naples affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

8001 Plaza Del Lago Drive in Estero, 947- ENVY (3689);15880 Summerlin Road in south Fort Myers, 333-3689; 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples, 325-3689.

Visit for more information.
Cost isn’t an excuse to avoid the gym at the Skatium Fitness Program at Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway, Fort Myers. Fitness instructor Becky Lang offers Zumba fitness from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or cardio kickboxing and toning from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays—all for just $5 each with no contracts. All fitness levels are welcome, and multi-class packages are available. For details, visit
Enjoy Autumn Wine ’09 Tastings by Stonewood Tavern & Grill and Haskell’s Wine & Spirits to benefit Eden Autism Services Florida. Begin with Napa Valley wines at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by wines from Italy Sept. 21, Australia Sept. 28, France Oct. 5, Sonoma Oct. 12 and the world Oct. 19. Stonewood, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, Naples. $20 per person each evening. Call Frank Garbarino at 440-3534 for credit card reservations, or leave a message at 992-4680, Ext. 209.


Gulfshore Life invites you to the Gulfshore Business Forty-under-Forty Awards Reception to honor Southwest Florida’s rising stars from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Naples Hilton. Be a part of our sister publication’s event celebrating local professionals younger than 40 who have distinguished themselves in business and their communities. Tickets are $40; call 449-4136.

Come to Megawatt Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue in Waterside Shops from Sept. 24 to Oct. 4, featuring special events such as national makeup artists and the Beauty Bash on Oct. 1 with special cosmetic demonstrations, live music, cocktails and special offers from Armani, Chanel and LaPrairie, sponsored by Gulfshore Life and Blue Martini. For more information, call 592-5900, ext. 262, or visit
Explore fall fashion trends at Marissa Collections’ Style Sessions at 10 a.m. today. In “10 Basics for Your Fall Wardrobe,” discover looks featuring lightweight fabrics and tissue-weight cashmeres making this season’s collections very wearable in our south Florida climate. To reserve your seat, call 687-1148 or visit
Don’t miss the Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes on Saturday at the Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa. This event pays tribute to the culinary excellence of local chefs, caterers and celebrities. Participating restaurants offer specially prepared hors d’oeuvres, and chefs compete for awards. Enjoy silent and live auctions for dinners, art, jewelry and vacations. Tickets are $125; call 433-3463.
The South Florida National Parks Trust will host an open house at the nearly completed Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in eastern Collier County from Sept. 20-27 to celebrate the release of the documentary Big Cypress Swamp: The Western Everglades by Elam Stoltzfus. Daily screenings at 11 a.m. and noon; and Clyde Butcher photography exhibit. Welcome Center located within the Big Cypress National Preserve, 33050 Tamiami Trail E.

Get away for the ’Tween Waters Inn Half Crazy Super Sale. Book one night and enjoy any additional nights at 50 percent off. The offer is valid Sunday through Thursday nights only; first night is at the regular rate. Some restrictions apply, and the offer is good through Oct. 10. For more information, visit or call (800) 223-5865.

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Gulfshore Life Weekend Insider Sept 11-13th, 2009