3 To Do: Golf, sailing and spaghetti

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1. Saturday: 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.

Golf ball on tee with driver at  florida tropical course at dawn

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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To play in the tournament ($125 per player) or purchase hole sponsorships ($100), contact Joe Granda at 239-389-2823, Curt Koon at 239-389-4511.

2. Starts Monday: ‘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. 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.

3. Tuesday: Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

From 4:30 until 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the police and fire foundations in the San Marco Parish Center.


The cost will be $12 per person with $5 for children under 12. Dinner includes spaghetti with marinara sauce, meatballs, Italian sausage, salad, Italian bread, and dessert with beverages and cash bar. Take out is also available.

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited. Information: 239-389-5633 or www.marcoknights.com.