People, Places and Things

Here are this week's People, Places and Things:

Open house

Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technolgy and Lorenzo Walker Technical High School will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon today at 3702 Estey Ave., Naples. See the new facility, take a tour, watch demonstrations, play games and win prizes.

Child safety fair

A child safety fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, Naples. The event features hands-on activities, educational material, bike helmet giveaways, fingerprinting, safety tips and child CPR. Information: 252-4060 or 252-4024

Educator appreciation

Barnes & Noble Booksellers is showing its appreciation to educators today through Oct. 18 by discounting books 25 percent and CDs and DVDs 10 percent. Educator open houses will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and at 1 p.m. Oct. 17. The store is at 5377 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 598-5200

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Collier County will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the Collier Athletic club, 710 Goodlette-Frank Road N., Naples. Dennis L. Thompson, superintendent of Collier County Schools, will be the guest speaker. A buffet luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. $20, members; $25, others. Information and reservations: 263-4656

20th anniversary

The Tides Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary at a luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive, Naples. $19. Information: 598-2213

Buckeyes tailgate party

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples will sponsor a tailgate buffet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Collier Athletic Club, 710 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples. $35, members; $40, others. Information: and click on “Kick-Off Event”

Orchid plant sale

The Naples Orchid Society will have a plant sale from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples.

Admission is free. Information: 822-7765

Exhibition winners

The Art League of Bonita Springs announced the following winners of its fall exhibition: Tom Cardamone, first place; Joan Wilde, second place; Jordan Smith, third place; and Morgan Gratton, fourth place.

Achievements and accolades

* David Collidge, a local watercolor artist, received the Philadelphia Water Color Society Award for excellence in works on paper for his painting “Along the Brandywine.”

* Tim Hancock has been named rental event coordinator for Naples Botanical Garden.

* Michele Klinowski has been promoted to senior vice president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

Deadline for People, Places and Things is 10 a.m. Wednesday. E-mail to 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

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