Williams speaks to garden club
The Key West Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at West Martello. Jody Smith-Williams, founding member, membership coordinator and treasurer of the GLEE Community Garden, will present "Secrets to Growing Vegetables in the Keys."
She will offer tips on organic methods to start and maintain a garden. The public is welcome to the lecture.
Since helping to start the community garden in 2008, Smith-Williams' passion has been growing food organically, sustainably and locally.
"Nothing is as rewarding to me as eating food whose seeds I have sown and plants I have nurtured. The garden is a great teacher."
Benefit for Elaine Woodson
A benefit for Monroe County victim advocate Elaine Woodson is scheduled at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 at Boondocks Grill and Drafthouse, 27205 Overseas Highway. Funds raised will help her with medical expenses.
Events will include a 50/50 raffle, bingo, silent auction and an Apple iPad raffle. The computer raffle tickets are available at:
• Monroe County Detention Center, 5501 College Road, Stock Island;
• Key West Police Department, 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd.;
• Monroe County Sheriff's Office substations at Cudjoe Key, Marathon, Islamorada and Plantation Key.
Village offers free CPR training
The village offers free CPR training to residents through the Islamorada Firefighters Benevolent Association.
Class participants will learn to prevent, recognize and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and how to perform CPR in infants, children and adults. Those completing the class will receive American Red Cross CPR certification.
Research shows that heart attack victims have double the chance of survival if they are immediately given CPR. Unfortunately, most Americans are not trained in this simple but crucial lifesaving skill. Seventy to 80 percent of cardiac arrest emergencies happen in the home. Be prepared to help your loved ones by taking a CPR class.
Classes will be scheduled when an adequate number of people are interested. For more information, contact Debbie Naiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-664-6490.