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Gulfshore Life Weekend Insider Sept 25-27 '09

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avatarUdut, Kenneth -- on Sep. 24 2009, from Golden Gate Estates, Naples, FL
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via Gulfshore Life Magazine

Sep. 25 2009

Weekend Insider

Comedian and actress Brett Butler

performs on Marco Island this weekend.Don’t miss Stand-Up Comedian Brett Butler Live at the Off the Hook Comedy Club on Marco Island this weekend. The star of the ’90s TV show Grace Under Fire has also appeared on Ellen, My Name is Earl and Bruno. Show times are 9:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20; $45 for dinner and show.

For more information, call 239-389-6900 or visit

Get your motor running

and head out to the Big Boy Expo at Germain Arena in Estero this weekend, featuring more than 170 exhibits of hot cars, cool boats, big trucks, ATVs, jet skis, RVs, motorcycles, golf carts, scooters and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (948-7825 or Then drive out to the Big Cypress Marketplace Car & Truck Show in Naples from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to view collectible cars from 1900 to the present. Free admission; entry fee for participating vehicles. Prizes will be awarded. For details, visit For more information, call 239-774-1690 or visit

To celebrate National Estuary Day

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples is offering family activities including boat tours, guided walks, kayaking, kids crafts, a touch tank and presentations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Explore the new vessel exhibit and a new food Web exhibit featuring live displays of local plant-like organisms and filter feeders—the main food of many aquatic creatures. For information, call 417-6310, ext. 413, or visit

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers and WGCU Public Media

are holding an exclusive sneak peek of the fifth season of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only primetime national TV series focused on contemporary art, at 7 p.m. Friday. The one-hour premiere will be held at the Alliance’s Foulds Theatre, followed by a reception in the Main Gallery. Four artists whose works or personal stories transport viewers to imaginary worlds and altered states of consciousness will be featured. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Call 239-939-2787.

annual Walk for the Way

Join in the United Way of Collier County’s fourth annual Walk for the Way on Saturday at North Collier Regional Park in Naples. Teams from across the area will walk to support United Way-funded social service agencies. Team check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the Walk starting at 9 a.m. The day’s events conclude with a festival featuring fun activities for all ages. For more information, visit

The Second Annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibition is on display through Oct. 17 at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation of $5 for adults; $2 for children 10 and older. All works are available for purchase. Call 239-262-6517 or visit for more information.
Learn everything you need to create a fun night at home enjoying dessert fondue during Norman Love’s Fondue Class from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers. Learn how to prepare your favorite fruits and make homemade marshmallow, pound cake and cookies to serve alongside. Call 239-561-7215 to register.
Fresh flowers will be inspiration for a lively three-day workshop by Janet Rogers called “Flowers, Flowers, Flowers” at the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs. A series of exercises will enable students to quickly interpret flowers while discovering new, exciting color and expression from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. All levels of experience are welcome. Call 239-495-8989 for details.


Gulfshore Life invites you to Megawatt Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue, Naples, today through Oct. 4. A hallmark for fall, it features special events such as national makeup artists and the Oct. 1 Beauty Bash, an evening filled with special cosmetic demonstrations, live music and cocktails, sponsored by Gulfshore Life and Blue Martini. While there, stop by Armani, Chanel and LaPrairie for some extra special offerings. To RSVP for the Beauty Bash, call 449-4157. Visit for more information.

Come to Marissa Collections’ Style Session on “Diamonds Demystified” at 10 a.m. today. Let’s talk bling with expert Alex Floyd. To RSVP, call 239-687-1148. Marissa Collections, 1167 Third St. S., Naples.
Experience Italian master Giorgio Armani’s modern vision of beauty on Tuesday as his hand-picked National Face Designer Francisco Zacarias transforms you into one of Armani’s muses. For more information or to book an appointment, call 239-592-5900, ext. 332. Saks Fifth Avenue, Waterside Shops, Naples.
Enjoy a sweet treat at Therapeutic Healing with a one-hour massage of your choice for $50. Take an additional $5 off for birthday and anniversary. The offer only lasts until Wednesday. Call Marie to schedule an appointment at 239-404-0261. 855 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples.
Don’t miss J Bistro’s Top Chef viewing party every Wednesday. All wines by the glass are half off, and the kitchen will remain open until 11 p.m. for appetizers and awesome desserts. Join Jeams E. Hudson, chef proprietor of J Bistro, for great food, wine and drama. For more information, call 489-3350. 15291 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Dr. Elizabeth Fox invites you to a complimentary educational seminar on plastic and reconstructive surgery and your life at 2 p.m. Oct. 20. It will feature information about how the many available procedures can empower and enhance self-esteem and confidence. To RSVP, call 262-8585. The Fox Plastic Surgery Center, 827 Myrtle Terrace, Naples

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