Learning Centers open to everyone
Join us for one of our short lectures, day courses, and much more throughout Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. While we offer a wide variety of course topics, we also offer them at a variety of learning locations.
Contact: Siobhan Mangan, Lifestyle Director, (239) 307-3033, Siobhan's assistant is Michelle Thieme
Address: 7900 Arlington Circle, Naples, FL 34113
Community Phone Number: (239) 307-3000
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Arlington is located off of Lely Cultural Pkwy (off of 951 to the west) south of Rattle Snake Hammock. After turning onto Lely Cultural Pkwy the entrance to The Arlington is on the left, around a small bend. This is a guard gated community. When you arrive let the guard know you are there for the FGCU RA, they will direct from there. Parking is available in front of the entrance and to the left of the main building. Enter The Arlington at the main entrance and check in with the receptionist (just inside the door).
Classroom: There is a large auditorium used for classes at the Arlington. At the front of the auditorium there is a stage with a podium. This community is brand new, everything is state-of-the art and very beautifully appointed. All technology needs can be met at The Arlington.
Contact: Angelique Spencer (goes by Al), Director of Lifestyle, 239- 431-2027, Al's assistant is Sarah Pacheco
Address: 850 Retreat Drive, Naples, FL 34110
Community Phone Number: 239-431-2000
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: Bentley Village is located off of Rt. 41 (Tamiami Trail) in North Naples. This community
is between Wiggins Pass Road and Bonita Beach Road on the west side of Tamiami Trail.
The sign on the road says Vi at Bentley Village/The Retreat. NOTE: There is a back gate to Bentley Village off of Vanderbilt Drive, do NOT use
this entrance as it cannot be entered by visiting guests (only residents with a bar
code). This is a guard gated community. Upon entering the community of Vi at Bentley Village, check in with the guard at the
guardhouse. Once through the gate follow the main road through the community. The East Clubhouse is located on your right. Please park in the parking lot and enter
the the front entrance under the overhang. Once inside you will see a concierge desk
on your left, they can help with directions and questions. To find the theater, take
a left at the hallway just beyond the desk and the theater is on your right.
Classroom: The theater is set up auditorium style for approximately 75 participants. All technology needs can be met in this classroom. WiFi is available for the instructor, but not capable of handling a "hands on" class for many participants.
HIDEAWAY BEACH CLUB
Contact: Andrew Olson, (312) 865-4900 cell
Address: 250 S. Beach Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
Community Phone Number: (239) 394-5555
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: From I-75 travel South to Exit 101 CR 951/Collier Blvd. Follow South on Collier Blvd 16 miles and turn right onto Kendall Drive. Proceed 1.5 miles on Kendall Drive until it curves left becomming Hideaway Circle N (at curve stop at guard gate and let the guard know you are there for FGCU RA). Proceed another .19 miles and turn right onto S. Beach Drive. There is ample parking at Clubhouse.
Classroom: There will be signage at the front entrance to direct you.
MARCO ISLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Contact: Hyla Crane, Executive Director, (239) 394-4221
Address: 1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145
Community Phone Number: (239) 394-4221
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: Directions information: From I-75 travel South to Exit 101 CR 951/Collier Blvd. Follow South on Collier Blvd 15.5 miles and turn left onto Bald Eagle Drive. In 1.18 miles, Bald Eagle Drive becomes S. Heathwood Drive. Proceed .97 miles and turn right onto Winterberry Drive.
Contact: Mitchell Swanson, Director of Campus Life, 239-643-9104 or Selena Gonzalez
Community Phone Number: 239-643-9111
Address: 120 Moorings Park Dr, Naples, FL 34105
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Moorings Park community is located off of Goodlette-Frank Road, just south of Pine Ridge Road. It is on the east side of Goodlette-Frank Road. The community is a guarded, gated community. When you arrive please let the guard know you are there with FGCU RA, they will direct you from there. The majority of RA classes are held in the Moorings Center for Healthy Living. This center is adjacent/attached to a parking garage, please use this garage for parking (there is generally plenty of parking) and follow the signs to the Center for Healthy Living, located on the 3rd floor.
Classroom: Classes are held in the Sheffield Theatre (again, on the 3rd floor of the Center for Healthy Living). The space features comfortable, tiered theater style seating for up to 78 people. The theater has state-of-the-art technology. An IT person is on hand to help our instructors get set up.
MOORINGS PARK AT GREY OAKS
Contact: Ixel Hernandez, Director of Campus Life, 239-213-7749
Community Phone Number: 239-213-7777
Address: 2355 Estuary Drive, Naples, FL 34105
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Moorings Park at Grey Oaks community is located off of Airport Pulling Road North. The community is a guarded, gated community. When you arrive please let the guard know you are there with FGCU RA, they will direct you from there. If you get lost, you can call security for help with directions at 239-213-7777. Parking is available, but is limited, so please arrive early. Majority of the parking will be in the parking garage, with some spaces available by the south entrance and along the side of the buildings.
Classroom: Classes are held in the ballroom, which is located on the second floor of Grande Place (name of the clubhouse). There is no sign for the building, the building faces the south entrance of the community. Once you go pass the gate, continue straingt all the way until you see the single building.
Contact: John Guerra, Renaissance Academy Director
Phone Number: 239-434-4737
Address: 1010 Fifth Ave South, Naples 34102
Directions/Parking Information: Take US-41 South to Fifth Avenue. Turn left at the traffic light heading east on Fifth Avenue. Turn right at the first traffic light and then an immediate left into the Naples Center parking lot. The building is clearly marked with Florida Gulf Coast University signage. From I-75, take Exit #101. Proceed south on SR951. Turn right onto Davis Boulevard. Follow Davis until it intersects with US-41. Turn right on US-41. Turn left at traffic signal onto 10th Street South. Turn left again into the Naples Center parking lot.
Contact: Fred Moschetta
Phone Number: 239-325-6800
Address: 2521 Orange Blossom Dr, Naples, FL 34109
From the East: On I-75, take Exit 107 to Pine Ridge Road. Make a left on Pine Ridge Road. Turn right on Livingston Road, then turn left on Orange Blossom Drive. The Siena Lakes sales center will be on your right.
From North Naples and Bonita Springs: Drive South on US-41. Make a left on Vanderbilt Beach Road. Turn right on Airport Pulling Road, then turn left on Orange Blossom Drive. The Siena Lakes sales center will be on your left.
From the South and Marco Island: Drive North on US-41. Turn right on Pine Ridge Road. Make a left on Airport Pulling Road, then turn right on Orange Blossom Drive. The Siena Lakes sales center will be on your left.
Classroom: There is one room used for classes at Siena Lakes. It is very comfortable and state-of-the-art. All technology needs can be met at Siena Lakes.
Contact: Janine Foster-Curto, Events Coordinator
Address: 11399 Phoenix Way, Naples, FL 34119
Phone Number: 239-566-2304
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: Longshore Lake is located on Immokalee Rd, just east of I-75. After exiting I-75, head east on Immokalee Rd for 1/2 miles and turn left on Valewood Drive. The entrance to Longshore is 3/4 miles down Valewood on the right hand side. After the gatehouse, turn right and then left at the first stop sign. The Longshore Lake Clubhouse is on the right at the first stop sign.
Classroom: Lectures will be held in the main dining room.
ASTON GARDENS AT PELICAN MARSH
Contact: Mimi Romero, Director of Recreation & Events
Address: 4800 Aston Gardens Way, Naples 34109
Phone Number: 239-254-6295
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh is located on the south side of Immokalee Rd, between Airport Pulling and Livingston. From US-41, turn east on Immokalee Rd. Travel 2.5 miles and turn right on Aston Dr. If you reach Livingston, you have passed the entrance. Take the second left onto Aston Gardens Way. After the gatehouse, the Clubhouse is on the right.
Classroom: Lectures will be held in the theater/auditorium.
BROOKS COMMONS CLUB
Contact: Daniela Jacob, Enrichment Center Manager, (239) 949-3800, Daniela's assistant is Lorrie Sumner
Address: 9930 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Community Phone Number: (239) 949 3800
Directions/Gate/Parking Information: The Brooks is located approximately 5 miles north of Bonita Beach Road. Take US 41 north to Coconut Road. Turn right on to Coconut Road. Travel east about 1.3 miles to the entrance of The Commons Club Enrichment Center, which will be on your left. Drive up the drive to the circle. Enter The Commons Club Enrichment Center at the main entrance and check in with the receptionist (just inside the door).
Classroom: There are two rooms used for classes at the Commons Club. Both are very comfortable and state-of-the-art. All technology needs can be met at The Brooks.
FGCU MAIN CAMPUS
Contact: I'Riel Williams, Internet Marketing Specialist
Phone Number: 239-745-4600
Address: 10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Edwards Hall, Suite 313, Fort Myers, FL 33965
Directions/Parking Information: Take I-75 South to Exit 128, Alico Rd. Go east (left) on Alico Rd. for half a mile. Go south (right) on Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy for two miles. Turn left at the stoplight at the main FGCU entrance. After entering campus, stop at the information booth for a visitor's parking pass and directions to the proper building. Enter onto the campus at the Main Entrance (FGCU tower), the Sugden Welcome center is the first right after the visitor welcome booth.
Phone Number: 239-274-5900
Address: 2031 Jackson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Directions/Parking Information: Take US-41 to FL-82/Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and head east. After 1/3 mile, turn on Jackson Street. The Collaboratory is on the left.
Classroom: Lectures will be held in the classroom.
HERALD COURT CENTRE
Contact: Nancy Staub, Program Assistant
Phone Number: 941-505-0130
Address: 117 Herald Court, Suite 211, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Directions/Parking Information: From US 41 travel North of Fort Myers approximately 30 miles into historic downtown Punta Gorda. Turn left onto Herald Ct. and proceed a half block. The location is in the middle of the block on the left. A few feet past the entrance of the building is a FREE multi-level parking garage.
Classroom: There are multiple classrooms inside the Renaissance Academy suite. Check in with the representative at the front desk to be directed to your classroom.