Here are items for People, Places and Things beginning Oct. 3, 2009:
Adopt a dog month
Domestic Animal Services will be giving away discount packages to anyone who adopts a dog during October. Adopt a dog for $85 and get a free veterinarian consultation, a discounted or free dog training session, and discounts at local pet retailers. Visit from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 7610 Davis Blvd., Naples. Information: 252-7387
An outdoor garage sale will be held at the Big Cypress Marketplace from 8 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month, beginning today at 220 Basik Road, Naples. Information: 262-4622
Teachers will get a 30 percent discount for classroom and personal purchases through Wednesday for Educator Appreciation Week at Borders Books Music Movies & Cafe, 10600 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 596-7199
Bakers Shoe Store will give customers 10 percent off a new pair of boots when they donate a gently worn pair of boots — from Sunday through Oct. 13. Boots will be donated to Soles4Souls. Bakers is located at Coastland Center, 1900 U.S. 41 N., Naples. 262-1252
Ikebana International will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Moss hall, Naples. Carol Brocklesby will demonstrate these unique designs and how to use papryus. Information: 464-5039
Learn successful interviewing tips from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 388 First Ave. S., Naples. The speaker will be Sharon P. Dill, who has more than 18 years of HR experience. Free. Registration is required. Information: 262-1033
Ham radio course
The Marco Island Civil air Patrol, in cooperation with the K5MI Marco Island Radio Club, will conduct a FCC amateur radio technician license course from 8 a.m. to noon for three Saturdays starting Oct. 10 at the Marco Island CAP hanger, Marco Island Executive Airport, 2005 Mainsail Drive, Naples. Free. Information: 375-0139
The Miss Estero Pageant will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Restaurant piazza, Estero. Information: 948-3766
The Italian Cultural Society will sponsor a Columbus Day luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Capriccio of Naples, 2344 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. $15. Information and reservations: 434-3323
The Supporters of Del-Nor Wiggins Park will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 12 at 11135 Gulfshore Drive, Conference room, Naples. Information: 597-6196
An anger management seminar led by Bonnie Schlichting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 500 Park Shore Drive, Naples. Free. Registration is required. Information: 261-2355
The following students from Naples Progressive Gymnastics participated in the fall qualifier held Sept. 19 in Port Charlotte: Chloe Jones and Sydney St. Clair, novice division; Jocelyn Bartolone, advanced division; and Grace Tomaielly, open division.
New board of directors
The following are the 2009-2010 board of directors for the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce: Jeanne Burmiester, Phyllis Ershowsky, Henry C. Cohen, Jon Davis, Wendi Fowler, Scott W. Duval, George Ghanem, Len Eckert, Kim M. Hastings, Diane Ivey, Vince Modarelli, Michael W. Kennedy, Joseph A. Murgalo, Ed O’Neill, Jose R. Lopez, Tom Maiale, Sheila R. Seacat, Jon McLeod, William B. Shikany and G. Donald Thomson.
Achievements and accolades
* Greg Graham is the new chief executive officer of the Southwest Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
* Geraldine Novy of Naples received the Bill E. Beckwith/Memory Management Best of Show Award and Joel Shapses of Naples won the Wednesday Studio second place award in memory of Margaret Diephouse for the non juried “Show of Shows” exhibit at the von Liebig Art Center.
Deadline for People, Places and Things is 10 a.m. Wednesday. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis. Connect with Sheila Mesulam at www.naplesnews.com/staff/sheila_mesulam