Every month, Priority Marketing clients and partners host a wide range of events, seminars and activities. Check out the list of client events in December 2021.
Dec. 18: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center is reopening to members and visitors after the completion of a monumental $5 million renovation and expansion of its Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center. The expansion includes the new John & Carol Walter Discovery Wing featuring an Invasive Species Gallery and digital Climate Change Gallery.
In addition to the new Dalton Discovery Center exhibits and galleries, activities for the grand reopening celebration include a guided nature walk; story time in the Little Explorer Play Zone; educational talks focusing on climate change, wildlife and invasive species; and tours and activities in the Conservancy’s new mobile classroom.
LINK: Grand Reopening
Through Dec. 23: It’s the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Norman Love Confections’ 2021 Holiday Collection features a festive selection of velvety, rich artisan chocolates inspired by the whimsical charm of a white Christmas paired perfectly with toasty, seasonal treats. This year, Norman Love Confections has captured all the nostalgic and comforting flavors of holidays past to offer a memorable assortment, expertly crafted for making new special memories with loved ones.
The collection is available through Dec. 23 and features 10 flavors: White Christmas (milk chocolate – hazelnut, cinnamon praline), Candy Cane (white chocolate – crushed candy canes), Spiced Hot Chocolate (dark chocolate – habanero pepper and holiday spices), S’more (milk chocolate – roasted marshmallows and graham crackers), Mint Patty (dark chocolate – peppermint), Eggnog (white chocolate – nutmeg, clove and dark rum), Christmas Cookie (white chocolate – cookie crumbles with hint of lemon), Cup of Cheer (dark chocolate – Kahlua, Baileys Irish Cream and coffee), Gingerbread (milk chocolate—gingersnap cookie crumbles) and Brandied Cherry (dark chocolate – brandied cherries).
LINK: Holiday Collection
Dec. 3: Lee BIA Builders Care’s fifth annual Charity Clay Shoot in Punta Gorda is a tournament that offers individual shooters and shooting teams an opportunity to navigate a multi-station interactive course while completing specialty challenges and competing for prizes. LINK: Clay Shoot
Dec. 3: Community Cooperative, the Southwest Florida nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and homelessness, is hosting its inaugural Santa Scramble Golf Tournament at the Old Corkscrew Golf Club in Estero. In addition to golf, the event features lunch, hors d’oeuvres and a festive live auction. LINK: Santa Scramble Golf Tournament
Dec. 4: The Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs is hosting Brews for the Birds & the Bees, which features beers from local breweries, live music and food trucks. Money raised will support and enhance the lives of the resident birds at the zoological park and botanical garden. LINK: Brews for the Birds & the Bees
Dec. 7: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Chamber Holiday Party is a fun, festive evening where you’ll find Christmas pajamas, filled stockings, gifts and more. Attendees should come ready to deck the halls and compete for awards for the best holiday-themed outfits. LINK: Chamber Holiday Party
Dec. 8: Shangri-La Springs will host its first monthly Art & Soul Night of the season. The event features live music by the Bonita Springs High School Big Band, an artisan market, community classes, food and beverages for purchase. LINK: Art & Soul Night
Dec. 8: Drivers 55 and older can attend AAA’s Defensive Driver Course at Gulf Coast Village. The class covers tips and techniques to drive defensively, and safely, in a variety of situations. LINK: Defensive Driving
Dec. 9: Reinhold Schmieding, president and founder of Arthrex, is the featured speaker for the prestigious NextGen Speaker Series event in December. NextGen brings together business and community professionals to encourage leadership, mentorship, empowerment and philanthropy. LINK: NextGen Speaker Series
Dec. 9: Paint Nail Bar in Fort Myers is hosting early risers for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s free Business Before Breakfast event, which will feature light refreshments and networking. LINK: Business Before Breakfast
Dec. 9: The School District of Lee County is hosting Classroom Careers: Networking and Recruitment Event to provide insight on careers as teachers, guest teachers and paraprofessionals. Attendees will have opportunities to meet and mingle with principals and district representatives while learning about the variety of career paths available. Candidates may also be offered an interview with the potential to be hired on the spot. LINK: Classroom Careers
Dec. 9, 14 & 16: Senior Choice at Home will introduce seniors to an innovative, member-based program for independent, healthy older adults that provides a lifelong commitment to care, asset protection and the ability to receive individualized care coordination, all from the comforts of their own home. LINK: Dine & Discover
Dec. 10: NAMI Collier will raise awareness and funds with the Hope Shines Luncheon, which will be held outside on the terrace at Arthrex One. The event will feature Zak Williams, son of the late actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died by suicide after suffering from depression and diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia. LINK: Hope Shines Luncheon
Dec. 11: Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a Parents’ Night Out program that offers parents access to a couple hours of no-cost care for children ages infant through 17 years old. LINK: Parents’ Night Out
Dec. 14: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is opening its doors for a Holiday Open House to meet staff members and network among fellow chamber members. LINK: Holiday Open House
Dec. 15: The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will host Women, Wine & a Worthy Cause, a networking event that brings together outstanding women to support the club. Guests can expect fine wine, hearty appetizers, raffle prizes and musical entertainment. LINK: Women, Wine & a Worthy Cause
Dec. 15: Local foodies are invited to join the culinary team at Gulf Coast Village for the next stop on its worldwide tour – Israel. Sample regional cuisines and discover the recipe for a fulfilling lifestyle through the community’s International Cooking Series. LINK: Cooking around the World
Dec. 15: Shangri-La Springs is enhancing the flavors and scents of fall with monthly educational garden tours and tea. Events include the tour, tea and light bites, as well as discussions about tea plants growing in the historic property’s organic garden. LINK: Garden Tea Party
Dec. 16: Better Together is hosting Coffee and Conversations, a virtual event to learn more about the organization and its volunteer opportunities. The nonprofit’s focus is empowering people through better families and better jobs. LINK: Coffee and Conversations
Dec. 16: Shangri-La Springs is offering its Holiday Dinner Under the Stars in the courtyard with music by David Hunter. Dinner will include salad, entrée and dessert will be served banquet style, with a cash bar for beer and wine. LINK: Holiday Dinner Under the Stars
Dec. 16: Better Together has scheduled a virtual Better Families Volunteer Training session to learn about volunteer opportunities with the nonprofit, including those interested in becoming host families and volunteer coaches. LINK: Better Families