3 To Do: Golf tournament returns; more

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1. Dick Shanahan Memorial Golf Tournament

The Marco Police Foundation will host its annual Dick Shananhan Memorial Golf Tournament

on Saturday, Oct. 6. The “four-player scramble” event will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a “shotgun” start at 8:30. Golfers will gather after the competition for lunch and prizes around 1 p.m.

File: Players participate in the putting challenge honoring the late Dick Shanahan.

This year’s tournament takes place on the newly redesigned golf course at the Island Country Country Club on Marco Island. This will be the first community tournament, open to the general public, on the new course and promises to be a special treat for players.

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Those wishing to play in the tournament ($125 per player) or purchase hole sponsorships ($100) can contact Joe Granda at 389-2823, Curt Koon at 389-4511, or e-mail CofCJs@PalsPlaces.com.

2. English as a Second Language

Free English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Marco Presbyterian Church will begin again on Oct. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the church Fellowship Hall.

The program is entering its 5th year. Open enrollment throughout the fall term, which means if you miss the first class, you are able to join the program at any time. There are classes from beginner through advanced.

Each evening begins with a group gathering including snacks, songs, and a brief sharing time and then the students will head off to their respective classes.

The fall semester will run through Dec.  18. There will be no class on Nov. 6, due to the church being an election site. Information: Jean Rowles, at 239-394-8186 or email office@marcochurch.com.

3. ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is holding a summer session of our safe boating course ‘Boating Skills & Seamanship’ starting Oct. 8. 

File: Arne Kelsey of the Coast Guard Auxiliary promotes boating safety.

The session is a four-week course which is held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9:30 p.m.

Participants get educated on many boating topics and get a 400-page boating text. The sessions include navigation, rules of the road, weather, handling your Boat, etc.

Information: Joe Riccio, cgauxcourses@gmail.com or 239-384-7416.