January 2015 in Naples

We cannot believe it’s 2015 already! Here is a look at what is happening this month in Southwest Florida.

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Movie Mania

Rookery Bay is offering an event to help your kids enjoy the last few days of winter break! Stop by the learning center between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM on January 2nd and 3rd to view a family-friendly nature movie in their auditorium.

New Year’s Art Fair

The Naples Art Association is hosting the 19th annual New Year’s Art Fair in Downtown Naples. The event will be held at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on January 3rd and 4th and will feature over 250 different artists specializing in various forms of media. Admission is free and guests will have the opportunity to personally meet artists, commission work, and purchase fine artwork.

Art Class: Realistic Portraits in Graphite

No experience is required for this 5-day art class! Learn how to draw realistic portraits from experienced artist Lee Hammond, who has published over 30 art instruction books. The cost to register is $375 and you can do so at the Rookery Bay Website.

Southwest Florida Nature Festival

Rookery Bay has partnered with numerous other nature organizations in the area to offer an event packed with adventure and discovery. The event includes nature walks, buggy walks, boat tours, and speakers. For more information on dates and pricing, visit the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center website.

Dentistry from the Heart

As a way to give back to the community, Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is offering free cleaning, extraction, or filling to the first 200 patients. It is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and music and refreshments will be included.

World Wetlands Day

January 31st-February 2nd, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has planned a wonderful event to show off their beautiful property and provide families with a day of live music, crafts, games, and the opportunity to view hundreds of species of native plants and animals. It is sure to be a fun learning experience for everyone! For more details, feel free to visit the World Wetlands Day event page.

Artis Naples

The Artis Naples (formally the Naples Philharmonic) has a wide range of shows and events set up throughout the month of January. Performances offered include the Beach Boys, Vanessa Williams, “The Book of Mormon”, and many more! Their full event calendar and pricing details are found on their website.

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