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 May 2022. 

FEATURED EVENT 

“Cooking with Love”

Date: Friday, May 6

Location: Fort Myers Chocolate Salon (11380 Lindbergh Blvd.)

Client Events in May 2022 - Cooking with Love classesRenowned chocolatier Norman Love and his award-winning culinary team at Norman Love Confections will be offering a delectable lineup of chocolate classes for a hands-on chocolate lovers’ experience. Ideal for individuals and groups of friends looking for a unique social experience, “Cooking with Love” features 10 classes, the first starting on May 6, centered on artisan chocolates. 

“Learn to make gourmet desserts in our world-renowned kitchens with our master chefs by your side,” said Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. “During the cooking class, students can expect an interactive and fun-filled evening where they will create sweet creations of their very own to take home.” 

Class Dates:

  • Truffles: Dates: May 6, July 29, Sept. 30
  • Molded Candies: May 27, June 10, Aug. 19
  • Chocolate Confections: July 1, July 8, Sept. 9
  • Intro to Chocolate Décor: Sept. 9 

LINK: Cooking with Love 

ADDITIONAL CLIENT EVENTS IN MAY 2022 

May 1-31: Southwest Florida Costco stores will participate in a Balloon Campaign to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through the Children’s Miracle Network. Donations collected locally will help provide life-saving medical care to children in the region. LINK: Balloon Campaign 

May 4: Women in Business, a committee of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host its monthly networking session at Busey Bank in Fort Myers. The event will showcase mentoring opportunities available at area nonprofits. Light refreshments will be served and guests are encouraged to bring business cards. LINK: Women in Business 

May 4: Growing Climate Solutions will host a “Y&How Sustainability Workshop” that addresses how the UF/IFAS Extension promotes composting and food waste around Florida. Attendees will learn the basics of home composting, the benefits of composting on climate mitigation and soil health, and how to build a home compost system. LINK: Y&How Workshop  

(SOLD OUT) May 5: Dr. Ben Carson will be the keynote speaker at the Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast, which is held in observance of the National Day of Prayer and offers opportunities for individuals of all faiths to join in unified prayer for continued blessings on the nation. LINK: Community Prayer Breakfast 

May 5: Fort Myers Brewing’s Cinco de Mayo celebration will feature a limited-edition beer release, food truck rally and live music. The brewery is releasing No Nombre, a refreshing and light-bodied Mexican lager, available on tap and in cans. Guests can also enjoy specialty menus from four local food trucks and a DJ. LINK: Cinco de Mayo 

May 6: The Guadalupe Charity Golf Classic will be held at Vineyards Country Club in Naples. Participants will enjoy a round of championship golf, lunch, cocktail party, awards ceremony and a silent auction. Proceeds help support educational programs for students in Immokalee. LINK: Charity Golf Classic 

May 6 & 17: Senior Choice at Home is hosting a pair of Dine & Discover luncheon seminars in Punta Gorda. The innovative, member-based program for independent, healthy older adults provides a lifelong commitment to care, asset protection and the ability to receive individualized care coordination, all from the comforts of their own home to show how older adults can stay in their homes as they age. LINK: Dine & Discover 

May 7: Shoeless Joe’s Sports Café is hosting its annual Kentucky Derby Party, which features Derby-themed food, drinks and fanfare in celebration of America’s longest-running annual sporting event. Guests wearing a traditional hat or fascinator can enter Shoeless Joe’s annual spectator hat contest for a chance to win prizes. LINK: Kentucky Derby Party 

May 8: The Wonder Gardens is hosting a Free Admission Day for Bonita Springs residents to recognize the role residents and the city played in saving the 85-year-old attraction. Guests just need to provide proof of residency upon entrance. LINK: Free Admission Day 

May 8: Fort Myers Brewing is hosting Brunch & Brews, which features specialty brews, food and live music. Guests can enjoy beermosas and Get Lei’d, a pineapple pilsner, as well as breakfast favorites from Mad Brunch food truck. LINK: Brunch & Brews 

May 10: Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will feature experts representing roofing, insurance, law and disaster services for a timely topic: “Storm Season: What you need to know to protect you and your property.” Monthly sessions offer opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills, establish working relationships with colleagues, and engage in valuable programs and discussions that enhance careers. LINK: Leadership NEXT 

May 12: Better Together has scheduled a virtual Better Families Volunteer Training session for attendees to learn about volunteer opportunities with the nonprofit, including those interested in becoming host families and volunteer coaches. LINK: Better Families 

May 12: Business Before Breakfast, a monthly networking session with light refreshments, will be held at Jason’s Deli in Fort Myers. Guests are encouraged to bring business cards. LINK: Business Before Breakfast 

May 13: Better Together is hosting Parents’ Night Out at Golden Gate Community Center in Naples. The program offers parents, grandparents and other caregivers access to a couple of hours of no-cost care for children ages infant through 17 years old. Better Together will provide background-checked volunteers in addition to dinner, games and fun for children to enjoy while parents are away. LINK: Parents’ Night Out 

May 14: The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are bringing back Party at the Park, a post-game concert and music celebration that will feature country artists Joe Nichols and Parmalee. It’s also a Guaranteed Win Night, so if the Mussels lose, all fans will receive free tickets to the next day’s game. LINK: Party at the Park 

May 19: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s May Luncheon will focus on health and wellness, and the organizations that help Southwest Florida residents reach their health and wellness goals. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts will host the luncheon. LINK: Chamber Luncheon 

May 21: 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 Luncheon 

May 26: Beers with your Peers, a night of casual networking created by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will convene at Blue Moon Pizza in Fort Myers. LINK: Beers with Your Peers