Dine for a Paw Naples 2019

For millions of households in the US, pets rule. They bring love and comfort. And they teach children about responsibility as well as how to care and feel compassion for another living creature. Unfortunately, about six and a half million cats and dogs end up in shelters across the country each year. To help care for these furry friends, three local Aielli Group restaurants offer up Dine for a Paw Naples 2019, with a portion of all sales being donated to our local humane society.

Bring your precious pooch out to eat at Barbatella, Dorona or Sea Salt with you on August 26th for Dine for a Paw Naples 2019. 10% of sales benefit Humane Society Naples.

Dine for a Paw Naples 2019

Barbatella, Dorona & Sea Salt

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaTo celebrate National Dog Day, Aielli Group restaurants invite dog owners and their pets to dine “al fresco” for lunch or dinner at one of their three local Naples restaurants: Barbatella, Dorona, and Sea Salt. Ten percent of all sales from every lunch and dinner served on Monday, August 26th, will be donated to Humane Society Naples. Doors open from 11:30 am to 9 pm. Pets may dine with their people out on the patio at any time. However, interior dining remains for humans only. Reservations aren’t required but you can always give the restaurant of your choice a call beforehand.

The owners of the Aielli Group restaurants enjoy giving back to the community. In addition to the Dine for a Paw event, they also support the Naples Children and Education Foundation with their Celebrity StarTender series at Dorona. On August 28th, NCEF CEO Maria Jimenez-Lara and NCEF Trustee Bob Edwards with Edwards Asset Management play celebrity bartenders (aka “StarTenders”) from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Half of the bar sales and all of the StarTender tips directly benefit NCEF. You must reserve your spot in order to participate by sending in your RSVP via email.

Humane Society Naples

Humane Society Naples is a “no-kill” shelter. As such, they never know how long they’ll be hosting animals before they find them homes. They rely on the generous donations of folks such as yourselves to feed, shelter, and care for these precious creatures. Last year alone, they managed to find homes for almost 2900 dogs and cats. All you have to do to help is to dine at one of the Aielli Group restaurants next Monday, August 26th. They’ll take care of the rest. Thank you in advance.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos

Dogs in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

Dogs provide companionship and a sense of calm for many people. They become members of the family, albeit a bit more harry than most. We enjoy taking them as many places with us as possible, just like we would our children. Right now, you can visit the Naples Botanical Garden with your favorite pooch two days a week for their Dogs in the Garden days.

If you love the gardens but can't bear the thought of leaving your precious pup at home, bring them with you during Dogs in the Garden days at the Naples Botanical Garden (every Sunday & Tuesday from now until the end of September 2019).

What: Dogs in the Garden
Where: Naples Botanical Garden (4820 Bayshore Dr)
When: Every Sunday & Tuesday from now through September 29th, 8 am to 11 am
Admission: $19.95 for human non-members, $14.95 per canine, members and their dogs get in for free
Contact: Naples Botanical Garden (239) 643-7275/(877) 433-1874 or via email

Dogs in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

Search homes for sale in the Naples/Marco Island areaIt’s a truly wondrous time to visit the Naples Botanical Garden right now. Blooming flowers present a beautiful landscape everywhere you look. Guided tours are available every day the garden is open. W.O.N.D.E.R. allows families to learn and play together in the garden with a different theme each month. And Mally Khorasantchi’s artwork is on display in Kapnick Hall through September 2nd. But every Sunday and Tuesday from 8 am to 11 am, the garden allows our extra-furry family members (ie, dogs) to explore the gardens with us. And for members of the garden, your pooches get in absolutely free as well. But, please, for your peace of mind as well as that of others on the garden’s grounds, please keep your dogs leashed at all times.

Tickets for the Botanical Garden

Tickets are always available at the on-site box office. However, if you like to plan ahead, purchase your tickets online via the Naples Botanical Garden website here. Adults (ages 15+) must pay $19.95 per person to enter. Kids ages 4-14 cost $9.95 while children under 4 get in absolutely free of charge. On Sundays and Tuesday through September 29th, non-members pay $14.95 per pup. However, all members get in absolutely free of charge as do their dogs. If you’d like to become a member, individual and family memberships are available on an annual basis. Visit the garden’s website here for more information.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos?

Naples Jazz Society Free Summer Concert Series 2019

Charlie Parker. John Coltrane. Billie Holiday. Ella Fitzgerald. Dizzy Gillespie. Louis Armstrong. Miles Davis. What do these fine musicians have in common? Jazz. With its roots in blues and ragtime, this music continues to influence musicians across all genres today. Now, if you love jazz music, you probably went to last month’s SummerJazz on the Gulf event at Naples Beach Hotel. Missed it? There’s another one scheduled for August 17th. But if once a month just isn’t enough, get yourself out to the Naples Jazz Society Free Summer Concert Series 2019 going on now.

Every Saturday from 1 pm to 3 pm from now until Sept 28th, enjoy a fabulous live performance by several talented local musicians at the Naples Jazz Society Free Summer Concert Series at Naples' Norris Community Center.

What: Naples Jazz Society Free Summer Concert Series 2019
Where: Norris Community Center (755 8th Ave)
When: Every Saturday 1 pm to 3 pm, now through September 28th
Admission: FREE (donations greatly appreciated)
Contact: Dr. Jim Gover, Naples Jazz Society (239) 263-1113 or via email

Naples Jazz Society Free Summer Concert Series 2019

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Every Saturday between now and the end of September brings us a fresh new free summer concert performed by the Naples Jazz Society. This group of incredibly talented musicians showcase music from all of the greats mentioned above…and then some. And it’s all provided absolutely free of charge to the public. However, any donations you see fit to offer are always greatly appreciated. They help keep projects like these going.

Naples Jazz Society

The Naples Jazz Society began back in 1995 as a way for musicians to promote this American music in Southwest Florida. They concentrate on the music specifically from the early, early days of jazz in the US (1890s) all the way up to the music created and performed in the 1940s. The Naples Jazzmasters perform free summer concerts every year at the Norris Community Center. They rely on donations from audience members as well as fundraisers and private donations given to the Naples Jazz Society to continue their efforts. So, please give what you can when you watch their summer concert series.

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos?

SummerJazz on the Gulf 2019 Concert Series

For music lovers, July means just one thing: jazz. Now in its 34th year, a Southwest Florida favorite returns to entertain the public. Later this month, the SummerJazz on the Gulf 2019 concert series comes back to the Naples Beach Hotel for your enjoyment.

Enjoy live music performed by a different act each month for free as the sun goes down over the Gulf of Mexico at SummerJazz on the Gulf 2019.

What: SummerJazz on the Gulf 2019 Concert Series
Where: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club (851 Gulf Shore Blvd N)
When: July 20th, Aug 17th & Sept 14th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Naples Beach Hotel (239) 261-2222 or via email

SummerJazz on the Gulf 2019 Concert Series

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Once a month in July, August and September, listen to the soft sounds of jazz music played live while watching the sunset over the gulf. There’s nowhere else like it! All concerts begin at 6:30 pm out on the hotel’s Watkins Lawn. Parking remains available only for hotel guests. Otherwise, park for free at Lowdermilk Park as long as you own a Naples beach sticker. All others pay for parking there. A trolley brings all guests down to the hotel for free. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket with you for comfort. No seating provided on-site. No outside food or drinks allowed.

SummerJazz 2019 Schedule

  • July 20thLate Night Brass performs music from popular horn-centric bands like Chicago, Kool & the Gang, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Earth, Wind & Fire, and KC & the Sunshine Band.
  • August 17thPocket Change, a six-piece band, returns for their seventh performance at SummerJazz. Always a crowd-pleaser, they perform R&B, funk, soul, Motown, and more. They always get the crowd up on its feet and dancing the night away.
  • September 14th – Ari & the Alibis close out this year’s concert series with their infusion of jazz, funk, soul, blues, and rock featuring the vocal talents of Ariellah McManus.

Please keep in mind that Watkins Lawn is an outdoor venue. Make sure you check the weather report before you come. Dress appropriately. Always use sunscreen to protect your skin from the harsh rays above. But most of all, enjoy yourself!

Michelle Thomas, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Luxury Naples/Marco Island Homes & Condos?