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Things to do: Client events in February 2022

Every month, Priority Marketing’s clients and partners host a wide range of special events, seminars, workshops, activities and fundraising opportunities. Check out the list of client events in February 2022. 

FEATURED EVENT 

Feb. 12: Reel in the Sunshine 

Client Events - Reel in the SunshineSunshine Ace Hardware’s sixth annual Reel in the Sunshine fishing expo will feature interactive seminars and discussions led by local fishing guides and boat captains, as well as vendor-led product demonstrations, hot-off-the-grill BBQ samples prepared by Sunshine Ace’s grill masters, numerous giveaways and exclusive merchandise discounts only available during the event.  

There is no admission cost to attend Reel in the Sunshine, but guests can help support Captains for Clean Water through a raffle and charity luncheon. 

LINK: Reel in the Sunshine 

ADDITIONAL EVENTS 

Through Feb. 14: Indulge your valentine with the rich, luxurious flavors of Norman Love Confections’ 2022 Valentine’s Day Collection. The 10-piece gift box features 10 heart-shaped dark, white and milk chocolates, including Raspberry Rose, Berry Smoothie, Passion Orange, Pinot Noir, Grandma’s Chocolate Cake, Grand Orange, Tahitian Vanilla, Coffee Latte, Red Hot Cinnamon and Caramelia. LINK: Valentine’s Day Collection 

Feb. 1: Gulf Coast Village is celebrating the Year of the Tiger with a Chinese New Year celebration that includes traditional cuisine, games and fun activities. Seating is limited. LINK: Chinese New Year 

Feb. 3: Early risers are invited to Business Before Breakfast, a networking session with light refreshments that will be held this month at Fifth Third Bank’s location on College Parkway in Fort Myers. Guests are encouraged to bring business cards. LINK: Business Before Breakfast 

Feb. 4: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first Workforce Event that includes a breakfast buffet and features conversations about developing short- and long-term workforce initiatives. Henry Mack, chancellor for career and adult education at the Florida Department of Education, will be the keynote speaker. LINK: Workforce Event 

Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25: Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting a series of virtual Partners in Parenting courses for parents of children with developmental disabilities, mental health issues and special health care needs. LINK: The Exceptional Child 

Feb. 5: Pace Center for Girls, Lee will host its Believing in Girls Gala, a black-tie preferred fundraising event that will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing as well as an array of live auction and raffle items. “Under the Stars” will benefit Pace Lee, which provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. LINK: Under the Stars 

Feb. 9: Residents of Gulf Coast Village will host a Lunch & Learn event to explain why they love living in Cape Coral’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community. Prospective residents and their caregivers can ask questions about housing options, resident activities, lifestyle, safety and other topics. LINK: Lunch & Learn 

Feb 9: Art & Soul Night at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs features live music, an artisan market, community classes, food and beverages for purchase. LINK: Art & Soul Night 

Feb. 9: Women in Business, a committee of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host a Sweethearts & Scholarships Auction to raise money for non-traditional students at Florida SouthWestern State College, Florida Gulf Coast University and Hodges University. LINK: Sweethearts & Scholarships 

Feb. 10: 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 

Feb. 11 & 25: Wonder Gardens is planning a Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program that includes information about landscaping in the subtropics. LINK: Landscaping 

Feb. 12: Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host its February networking program in conjunction with the FGCU Day celebration being held on campus to commemorate the university’s 25th anniversary. LINK: Leadership NEXT 

Feb. 15: Shangri-La Springs will host a garden tea party that includes a guided tour of our organic garden, followed by a tea party with tea and light bites. Registration is required. LINK: Garden Tea Party 

Feb. 16: Growing Climate Solutions: Path to Positive Southwest Florida will host the first of three spring events addressing climate change’s impacts and potential solutions. Chef Rick Moonen, Master Development Chef for Perry’s Restaurants, will present “Sustainable Pescatarians: Ensuring the Seafood Industry has Responsible Practices.” LINK: Climate Compass Series 

Feb. 17: The Wonder Gardens’ 2022 Enchanted Gala offers opportunities to stroll the property while enjoying custom cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, entertainment and a live auction. Attendees will raise a glass to the Wonder Gardens’ history and toast to its bright future. LINK: Enchanted Gala 

Feb. 17-18: The Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic is a two-day event to raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Boston “Tee” Party is an evening social event the night before the golf tournament, which include players, coaches and staff at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers. LINK: Red Sox 

Feb. 18-21: The Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation’s 20th annual Nichols Cup Pro-Am Golf & Tennis Tournaments will benefit local causes supporting abused and at-risk children. The four-day event features golf and tennis tournaments, a gala event, and live and silent auctions. LINK: Nichols Cup 

Feb. 19: The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host the “What’s your Superpower 5K Walk/Run & Kids Fun Run” on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. The fundraising event will feature a traditional 5K race for runners of all ages, as well as a children’s run and a virtual run for those unable to join the race in person. LINK: Superpower 5K Race 

Feb. 19: Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, is hosting a luncheon that brings parents together for community, to support each other and to hear from experts while their children play supervised in another room. There is no cost to attend. LINK: Better Luncheons 

Feb. 19: Watch some great hockey and help provide home improvements for those in need by purchasing Florida Everblades tickets for the Lee BIA Builders Care Fundraiser Night at Hertz Arena. For every ticket purchased online, $5 will be donated to Lee BIA Builders Care. LINK: Fundraiser Night 

Feb. 20: Help support education by participating in Twins & Pinz Bowling for Education, a fundraising event for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. Proceeds help provide grants to educators and educational institutions, support educational programs, and present seminars and workshops geared toward the business community. LINK: Bowling for Education 

Feb. 22: Better Together is sponsoring a job and resource fair in Estero in partnership with Estero Church and local businesses. Job resources and services will be on site in addition to hiring managers representing a variety of employers. LINK: Estero Job Fair 

Feb. 22: The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will host its 10th annual Youth of the Year celebration to recognize student members who exemplify the virtues of good character, academic excellence, community service and strong leadership. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and a live auction, as well as hear inspirational speeches from student members and staff. LINK: Youth of the Year 

Feb. 23: Gulf Coast Village resident Louise Hawk, whose family still runs Gertrude Hawk Chocolates in Pennsylvania, will host a lively chat discussing her family’s riveting journey through the world of sweets. LINK: The Art of Chocolate 

Feb. 24: Beers with your Peers, a night of casual networking created by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will convene at Burntwood Tavern at Gulf Coast Town Center. LINK: Beers with your Peers 

Feb. 26: Empty Bowls, which will raise money for Community Cooperative programs to end hunger and homelessness, includes a soup-off, vendors, children’s activities, silent auction and more at the Alliance for the Arts. LINK: Empty Bowls 

Feb. 24-27: Fort Myers Brewing is hosting a four-day celebration of beer, fun and family at its Ninth Anniversary Party. The event will include specialty brew, food, music and more. LINK: Anniversary Party 

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