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Week of October 27 - November 2, 2012

Grab some steins and head out to celebrate beer at local Oktoberfests!

1 -October is nearing its close, which can mean only one thing—this is the last weekend for Oktoberfests. Naples folks, enjoy craft beers and tasty food at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples ( on Friday night. While those willing to make the trip to the Cape can join in the largest Oktoberfest around at the Cape Coral German American Club from Friday through Sunday ( Zum wohl!   
2 - Beer isn’t the only thing in season this weekend. Stone crabs are back and Naples is celebrating with its annual Stone Crab Festival. All around Naples Bay enjoy food, music and more from Friday night through Saturday.
3 - The cooler weather means the return of art fairs. This weekend head up to Miromar Outlets for the semiannual Estero Fine Art Show Hundreds of great local, national and international artists will be on hand showing off their work.

4 - Family Fall Festival: Bounce house, face painting, costume contest, crafts, activities, food and entertainment, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, 15080 Livingston Road, Naples. Free, members; $10, others. 239-514-0084

5 - Think old-timey this Halloween at Fred’s Food, Fun and Spirits. This year’s costume theme is actors, musicians and characters from the 1920s-1950s, so don your best Bogart fedora or Zelda Fitzgerald flapper dress and rock out to the sounds of Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday.


  • Evelyn & Arthur’s in the Coconut Point Mall will collect gently used clothing and accessories as part of a donation drive for Hope Hospice Sunday through Nov. 17. Merchandise collected at this Evelyn & Arthur Estero location will be resold at Hope Chest, Hope Hospice’s resale shop. Those who bring in donations will be treated to 10% off Evelyn & Arthur brand merchandise. For more information on this event, please call (239) 949-4110 or visit
  • Spruce Home & Garden, 1300 Third St. S., invites you to its Grand Opening Party on November 2 from 5-9 pm. The opening weekend at the Naples store will include an appearance from Matthew of 50/50 Florist showing the latest trends in floral design for your holiday entertaining and a trunk show featuring the Trybe. For more information, please contact Joanne Walsh at (239) 451-0477.
  • Join the 2013 Leadership Collier classmates and community leaders for a Celebrity Bartender Night at Noodles Italian Café and Sushi Bar. The event will be held November 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. With a suggested $20 donation, attendees will receive one free drink ticket plus complimentary appetizers. Proceeds will be split evenly between the charities Make A Wish Southern Florida and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collier County. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Stacey Herring at (239) 280-7775 or

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