5 things to do this week: Explore the Cocohatchee River by moonlight

'Swingin' Christmas' runs Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées through Dec. 25. Call 239-278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

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"Swingin' Christmas" runs Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées through Dec. 25. Call 239-278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.

1. Let the kids flex their decorating skills. Kids ages 3 to 8 can make sweet treats during Holiday Cookie Decorating for Kids. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Vanderbilt Beach Library,788 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Free, but registration required at collier-lib.org. 239-597-8444

2. Take a full moon adventure. Explore the Cocohatchee River by moonlight during a Full Moon Paddle Adventure with Naples Marina & Excursions. 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 12345 U.S. 41 N., Naples. $50. www.cruisefishdive.com or 239-592-1200

3. Make a one of a kind accessory. Make a piece jewelry just in time for Christmas during Bling It On! Poinsettia Bracelet. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs, 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs. $50. 239-495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org

4. Catch dinner and a show. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is putting a new spin on classic holiday songs. "Swingin’ Christmas" runs at 11:45 a.m. with 1:15 p.m.lunch; 5:30 p.m. dinner with 7 or 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sundays through Dec. 25 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. $18-$55. 239-278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com

5. See the young talent of Southwest Florida. Ralphie is on the quest for his perfect Christmas gift, a Red Rider BB Gun. Marco Players Children's Theater presents "A Christmas Story," 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Marco Players Theater, 1055 North Collier Blvd., Marco Island. $20 adults and $10 children.239-642-7270 or http://themarcoplayers.com

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