1. Sunday and Tuesday: 9/11 observances

Memorial Stair Run: Honor the firefighters, police officers and EMTs who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a memorial stair run Sunday at the Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road, North Naples. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m., including the ringing of the bell, a flyover and the national anthem. The race will take runners and walkers up the east staircase, across the rooftop and down the west staircase. Admission costs $20 per person or $40 per family. Visit to register.

Memorial service: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Golden Gate Government Complex, 4715 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples. 239-353-1687.

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2. Leg It for Literacy

At 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Sugden Park, 4284 Avalon Drive, Naples. 5K run/walk to benefit literacy in Collier County; $25 for 5K chip timed, $20 for run or walk for exercise and fun, families welcome.

Price includes t-shirts for all registrants, hydration stations, medals and refreshments. Proceeds will support Literacy Volunteers of Collier County, a 501 c3 nonprofit teaching English as a second language to adults and families.

Information:; 239-262-4448.

3. This weekend: High Holy Days

All of faith are welcome to join the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, for High Holiday Services.

Erev Rosh Hashanah service is 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9. Rosh Hashanah 5779 service is 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10.  Yom Kippur - Kol Nidrei service is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18. Yom Kippur services at 10 a.m. (including Yizkor) and 3:30 p.m. (with Ne’ilah).

The charge for all guests is $100 per person for the High Holy Days Services (Rosh haShanah and/or Yom Kippur). Call 239-642-0800 or contact JCMI via email at Non-members who reside in the greater Marco Island area have the opportunity of joining our synagogue and having their High Holy Day fees applied against their first year of annual dues.

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