OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS
The public is welcome to attend these Naples Woman’s Club events during the year. Click on any of the events below to learn more and register as a guest.
Afternoon With Authors
MARCH 9, 2023
1:30 TO 5:00 P.M.
The Naples Woman’s Club, 570 Park Street, Naples FL
Come join members of the Naples Woman’s Club and three New York Times bestselling authors: Kristin Harmel, Meg Waite Clayton, and Kristy Woodson Harvey on March 9, 2023 to help raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. In addition to our author panel and discussion, with questions from the audience, we’ve prepared a special Silent Auction. Tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and nibbles will complete this charity called An Afternoon with Authors. Macintosh Books & Paper of Sanibel Island will be selling books written by our authors.
Tickets are $150 + processing fee
About the authors:
Kristin Harmel is the New York Times bestselling, USA Today bestselling, and #1 international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting,The Forest of Vanishing Stars, The Book of Lost Names, and more than a dozen other novels that have been translated into more than 30 languages and are sold all over the world. In addition to writing novels, Kristin has had a long career in writing for magazines such as PEOPLE, American Baby, Woman’s Day, Travel & Leisure, Ladies Home Journal and more. Kristin was also a frequent contributor to the national television morning show The Daily Buzz, and she is the co-founder and co-host of the popular weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction.
MEG WAITE CLAYTON
Meg Waite Clayton is a New York Times bestseller, and book club favorite author of eight novels, including Last Train to London, and The Postmistress of Paris, which is a Good Morning America Buzz Book, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, a Publishers Weekly notable book, a PEOPLE Magazine Indie Next booksellers, LoanStars librarian, Book of the Month, USA Today and Amazon Editor’s pick. Her international bestseller and National Jewish Book Award finalist The Last Train to London is published or forthcoming in 20 languages. Her screenplay for that novel was chosen for the prestigious Meryl Street- and Nicole Kidman-sponsored The Writers Lab.
KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY
Kristy Woodson Harvey is the New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of nine novels to include The Wedding Veil, and Slightly South of Simple. Her books have been on Entertainment Weekly’s Spring reading picks, and Katie Couric’s most anticipated reads. She has been seen in Southern Living, Traditional Home, Parade, USA Today, Domino, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Health, The Washington Post, US News and World Report, Reader’s Digest, and many others. Kristy is a co-founder and co-host of the hit weekly web show and podcast, Friends & Fiction, along with fellow author Kristin Harmel.
Culinary Adventure That Gives Back
Our Third Year for this Signature Event!
January 25, February 23 and March 22, 2023
Join us for one or all three exciting chef table luncheons presented by 10 of Naples best restaurants and chefs. Each luncheon, with 25-40 guests, will feature a three-course meal, wine and special interaction and presentations by the chef, creating a memorable experience for guests. Part of the adventure is finding out where you will be dining when you get an invitation from the chef a week before the event. Tickets are $165 plus processing fee for general admission or $265 for Patron tickets.
This program was developed to support the many restaurants who make Naples very special and to provide grants to the community agencies that are addressing food insecurity and hunger in Collier County.
Tickets go on sale in the Fall online on our website. Opportunities for sponsorship for this event are available; contact email@example.com for more information or to add your name to the mailing list.
Dining For Philanthropy
Dining for Philanthropy/Naples Art Special Event
March 29, 2023 5-8 Naples Art
Join the members and guests for a special DFP evening at Naples Art filled with nourishment for the soul and charity. Welcome reception in Bette A Young Plaza with starters and signature cocktail. Main Course of heavy hors’douvre buffet and wines with live music. Guests will enjoy a guided exhibition tour of Miradas de Mujeres, Perspectives of Women. The evening will end with desserts and coffee in Studio 200. This will be an event to remember! Net proceeds will help fund the philanthropic grants awarded by the Naples Woman’s Club.
October 22, 2023, 9AM to 2PM
January 28, 2023, 9AM to 2PM
For years, the Naples Woman’s Club has held a Flea Market at the Clubhouse. NWC members and community members have donated countless objects of clothing, housewares, electronics, toys and much more. All items are sold to support the charitable activities of the Club or donated to various charitable organizations. Attendance is free.
Empowering Women’s Scholarship Luncheon
Empowering Women’s Scholarship Luncheon
November 18, 2022
11:00AM to 1:00PM
Bear’s Paw Country Club
Please join us for the annual Empowering Women’s Scholarship Luncheon. This luncheon helps raise funds for college and vocational opportunities for mature women seeking to improve their lives through education and honors the 2022 recipients of the scholarships.
Linda Oberhaus, CEO of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children and President of Florida Partnership to end Domestic Violence (FPEDV) will be the featured speaker. She will be speaking on the empowerment of women who have succeeded in the Shelter.
In addition, a number from “Waitress”, a musical featuring an abused spouse, will be performed by ballroom dancer Thelma Negley. A variety of “chance” baskets will be available for purchase along with a social time to meet new friends.
Tickets ($75) will be available online by early October. For more information contact Lee Kraus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Naples Woman’s Club awards numerous scholarships each year for college and technical education. In addition, we offer scholarships for community service, leadership, and the arts with varying qualification criteria. We have scholarships for graduating high school students. college students, mature women, and educators who are furthering their education. We gave 42 scholarship awards in May, 2021 for a total of $174,500.
For information on the scholarships that we award and the criteria, students should access the Collier County Community Foundation’s Scholarship Connector at www.swflscholarships.org. Applications will be submitted online through the Community Foundation, and candidates will be reviewed, interviewed, and selected by members of the Naples Woman’s Club.
Shop & Share - Lilly Pulitzer
Shop and Share Lilly Pulitzer
Lilly Pulitzer (2023, Dates to be announced)
Once again, the Lilly Pulitzer store in the Waterside Shops will support the NWC with a one-day event in February 2023. The store will generously donate 10% of sales from the day to the NWC. There will also be a store social event one evening, date to be announced. Shop for those beautiful Lilly dresses, tops, and pants you have been thinking about and share a glass of Prosecco and nibbles with friends