KEY LARGO --¬¬†Fair Share for Key Largo will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Key Largo Lions Club, mile marker 99.4, oceanside.

Monroe County Code Compliance Inspector Teri Rumberger will be the guest speaker.

For more information, call Steve Gibbs at 451-4164.

Safe boating program

MARATHON -- Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 13-2 in Marathon is offering a six-session "Boating Skills and Seamanship" program as a public service beginning Jan. 14 at the Marathon Senior Center on 33rd Street Gulf.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Topics covered include boat equipment; boat handling and safety; waterway markings; navigation and charting; navigation rules; lines and knots; weather and more.

The program is $55 per person or $80 for two family members who share one set of materials. The price includes the textbook, boating skills and seamanship.

Registration forms are available at the UPS Store or at West Marine in Marathon, or call Dottie at (307) 731-7148 or email

Holiday safety tips

LOWER KEYS -- Keys Energy Services offers the following tips for holiday electrical safety:

• Turn off holiday lights when leaving and before going to bed at night.

• Unplug strings of lights before replacing bulbs; replace burned-out bulbs promptly with ones of the same wattage.

• Never use electric lights on a metallic tree.

For more information, visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International at