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New Winter Exhibits Are Opening Soon  

November is an exciting time at CMON! This month we look forward to four new
winter exhibits that will bring a taste of winter to southwest Florida:  

Experience a taste of the cold wintery north in Winter Wonderland, a snow-and-ice
covered world where your family can see firsthand all of the things that make winter
so magical!

Join us in Artful Play for a life-sized game of Candy Land with all of your favorite
characters and sweet treats brought to life.  

CMON on Ice is back for the second year with your favorite winter activity –
Sock Skating!  

The World Cafe on the first floor is about to be transformed into The Sweet Shop:
the fantastical candy store of every kid’s dreams. Play with soft fabric sweets, or
bake up some felt gingerbread men.  

We can’t wait to see you there!


Upcoming Events at CMON      

Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 10 am to 1 pm for a very special holiday
shopping opportunity: the very first CMON Holiday Market!  

Four local vendors as well as the CMON Museum Store will have holiday goodies
galore for you and your family to get ahead on your shopping.  

Members can join us early from 9 to 10 am for a special preview of our new Candy
Land exhibit.

  More Information                

Join CMON and Miss Elaina, Mini Buddhas yoga instructor, on Sunday, November 12th
from 9:15-9:45. Yoga has many benefits for children through the mind-body connection.
Class registration is per child (with 1 parent included). Check-in begins at the front desk
at 9:00 a.m.  

Sunday, November 12th
9:15-9:45 a.m.

Purchase Tickets    

Our popular Art Workshop series is continuing with many November dates! Join us on
-November 4th
-November 7th
-November 11th
-November 14th
-November 18th
-November 21st
-November 28th
Your 7 – 10 year old artist will love these varied and engaging classes. All students will
create a take-home work of art at each session.

$20 registration fee per class for non-members, $10 for members.

Register Today    

Worried about how you’re ever going to eat all that Halloween candy?
Our friends at Children’s Dentistry of Naples have you. covered. Stop
by their offices at 3021 Airport Pulling Road North, Suite 203 on
November 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, and trade in your extra candy for cash!  

$1 per pound, up to $10 per person. All candy collected will be sent to
American troops serving overseas!


Every Sunday in November, kids wearing their scout uniform will get free
admission to the museum! Join us on November 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
to appreciate our community’s youngest leaders.      

Help Us Kick Off Our Fundraising Season      

Join us for one-of-a-kind kickoff event to start our fundraising season with a bang!
Barbie-tella Dinner Under the Stars is a three course dinner with wine pairings and
live entertainment to get you in the plastic-fantastic mood for this year’s Night at the
Museum gala: CMON Dreamhouse!  

Get ready to party on Tuesday, November 7th starting at 6 pm at Barbatella.  

$250 per ticket, $150 from each sale benefits CMON.


Purchase Tickets    

To celebrate 15 years of fine dining, Sea Salt Restaurant is giving back to the
community. Between November 1st and 16th, dining at Sea Salt will benefit
a different local organization each night, and November 15th is CMON’s
night to shine!  

15% of all proceeds from lunch and dinner purchases will be donated to
CMON to help our mission of provide an exciting, inspiring environment
where children and their families play, learn, and dream together.


More Information      

Jingle Bell Bash is Coming Soon!

Mark your calendar, because the biggest holiday event for Naples kids is coming up fast!
Join us on Friday, December 1st, for party games, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating,
and tons more holiday fun.  

Purchase Tickets      

Congrats to CMON Board Member!      

CMON congratulates board member Dr. Alise Bartley on being named a Woman of the Year
by Gulfshore Life magazine. Dr. Bartley has leveraged her wealth of experience in mental
health and counseling to assist numerous nonprofits in Southwest Florida in providing top-
notch education and emotional health services to children. We are grateful to have her on
our team!


We are Hiring!      

Thank you for your interest in working at CMON! We are hiring Museum Educators to join
our Education Team.  

The museum educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and teaching CMON
educational programs for children within age range 0-10 and their families. These education
programs happen in the museum and in the community. The Museum Educator is responsible
for developing unique, hands-on, inquiry-based programs and curricula that serve a diverse


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