Nov 172017
 
Get Festive and Shop with a Cause at the May Sands Montessori Holiday Bazaar Held at First Flight Restaurant & Brewery

Celebrate the oncoming holidays while supporting island artisans and free public Montessori education in Key West during the May Sands Montessori’s Holiday Bazaar on Friday, December 1 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at First Flight Restaurant & Brewery, located at 301 Whitehead St.  The free event will feature Key West’s finest artisans, festive music, and delectable desserts and drinks to help invoke the spirit of the season. The First Flight garden will be transformed into a winter wonderland with “snow” and the festive sounds of DJ Chaka, where children and [continue reading…]

 November 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #243, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 172017
 
Run, Rudolph, Run: Register Now for the Festive One Human Race Colorful 5K and Jingle Jog Hosted by May Sands Montessori

Get fit with festival-like 5k fun as May Sands Montessori hosts their 7th annual One Human Race Colorful Run and Jingle Jog on Sunday, December 3rd from 8:00am-11:00am.  The holiday-themed run and after-party is a perfect way to celebrate the 5k season and gives back with registration fees that support free public Montessori education in Key West.  Runners are encouraged to embrace the season’s spirit and dress in their favorite holiday costume garb or winter whites, and Santa’s speedy elves will be on hand to offer [continue reading…]

 November 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #243, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 172017
 
Shop with Purpose: Key West Art & Historical Society Joins National “Museum Store Sunday” Campaign

Transcend the typical retail experience during Key West Art & Historical Society’s participation in “Museum Store Sunday,” set for Sunday, November 26 from 9:30am – 4:30pm at their three museum stores located at the Custom House, Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters, and Fort East Martello Museums. The international shop-for-a-cause campaign and event organized by the Museum Store Association aims to be the global annual day to “Be a Patron,” where consumers can shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions. More than 300 museums—from three continents, ten countries, and 49 states—are [continue reading…]

 November 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #243, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 172017
 
Cruise into the Fabulous 50’s at Key West Art & Historical Society’s Second Annual “Back In Time” Fundraising Bash

Pull out your most stylin’ 50’s threads and cruise with your baby over to Key West Art & Historical Society’s second annual “Back in Time” fundraiser, Wednesday, November 29 from 5pm – 10pm at the Custom House Museum and Margaritaville Resort. This year’s gala celebrates the Custom House’s 126th anniversary in fabulous 50’s style with event proceeds supporting the ongoing preservation needs of Key West’s architectural crown jewel, while also benefitting Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane recovery efforts. The bash warms up from 5pm-6:30 pm on the veranda of the Custom [continue reading…]

 November 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #243, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
Historian Tom Hambright to Receive 2017 Scotti Merrill Preservation Award at Key West Art & Historical Society “Back In Time” Fundraiser

The Key West Art & Historical Society is honored to announce Tom Hambright as this year’s Scotti Merrill Preservation Award recipient and will celebrate him at their annual “Back In Time” fundraiser on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:00pm – 10:00pm, a festive, themed costume event that supports the building’s ongoing preservation needs. The official county historian is considered one of the foremost preservationists of Key West history, known for his encyclopedic memory and historic storytelling.  He came to Key West “courtesy of the US Navy,” assigned as a [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:54 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do 1 Response »
Nov 102017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest Rick Smith to Share Colorful History of Florida’s Past at Tropic Cinema

On Thursday, November 16 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Rick Smith at the Tropic Cinema where he is to present a multimedia showcase of his late father’s works, entitled, “Patrick Smith’s Florida is a Land Remembered.” The author of seven novels and nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize, Patrick Smith is considered Florida’s “literary ambassador.” Rick Smith presents an unforgettable multimedia show about his father and the experiences that led him to write his novels, with special [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers In-Depth Look at “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway” Exhibit During Curator-Led Tour

On Wednesday, November 15 from 10am -11am, Key West Art & Historical Society Curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will offer a special curator-led tour of the newly renovated Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum exhibit “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway.” The permanent exhibit celebrates an important part of Florida Keys history and the incredible engineering feat that joined mainland Florida to Key West— an overseas train they said couldn’t be done. Convertito will guide guests through a detailed look at some of [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
South Florida Symphony Orchestra - Mozart Meets Hemingway & Siudy Flamenco Soiree Concert

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 20th Masterworks Season with a Soiree at the Ernest Hemingway House on December 14, 2017 followed by a Concert on December 16, 2017 brim full of diverse music and internationally acclaimed artists.  At the Soiree, immerse in the writings of Hemingway as the Symphony brings to life four of his beloved stories in the four movements of the Grammy Award winning Tales of Hemingway.  Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso presents: Zuill Bailey, cellist extraordinare and Grammy Award winner, performing the Grammy Award winning Tales [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:23 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
Nov. 11th Plant Sale at KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

Special Irma Recovery Prices!  Revive your battered garden with hardy natives!   The nursery at KWTF&BG on Stock Island came through the storm in great shape – even though much of our stock are “rare and endangered”!  The gates are open on Saturday, November 11th from 10am to -1pm.  Choose from over 1,500 plants and 150 species, including those favored by butterflies and birds.  Most 1-gallon pots $5.00; most 3-gallon pots $10;  many larger plants also on special sale.  KWBGS members save an additional 15%. All proceeds directly benefit the Tropical Forest’s [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
Festival to Showcase Stock Island’s Seafaring Heritage, Cuisine and Community

The seafaring tradition, culinary riches and vibrant creative enterprises of Stock Island, the Florida Keys community adjacent to Key West, are to be on display Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8-10, for attendees of the I Love Stock Island Festival. The hub of the Florida Keys commercial shrimping industry, Stock Island is defined by a rustic authenticity that flavors its colorful marinas, arts enclaves and waterfront bars and restaurants. The family-friendly festival is to blend culinary events, live music, history and art studio tours, a bicycle excursion, a lighted [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
CALL FOR VENDORS: Holiday Bazaar presented at First Flight by May Sands Montessori 

Island artisans and vendors are invited to be part of the May Sands Montessori’s Holiday Bazaar on Friday, December 1 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm at First Flight, located at 301 Whitehead St.  The free event will feature Key West’s finest artisans, festive music, and delectable desserts and drinks to help invoke the spirit of the season. Tables are available for $50, with all proceeds to benefit the public charter school.  Deadline to apply is November 28.  For more information about the bazaar or to register as [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 102017
 
Hog Trot on Thanksgiving Weekend

Run off that pie at the 24 Annual Hog’s Breath 5K Hog Trot Saturday Nov. 25th, 2017! Race starts 8 a.m., course runs through Old Town and The Truman Waterfront. Online registration until Nov. 22 at; hogsbreath.com or register at the Hog’s Breath Saloon, 400 Front St. Race package pick up at the Hog’s Breath Saloon Friday Nov. 24, 5-7p.m. and 7a.m. Saturday Nov. 25.  Free t-shirt for first 300 entries, after race raffle with great prizes. Partial proceeds to benefit the FKCC youth swimming programs. Baby strollers, headphones, bicycles, dogs or skates will [continue reading…]

 November 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #242, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 032017
 
Savor Key Largo Flavors During Annual Cook-Off

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys – Top honors in four culinary categories are up for grabs in the 36th annual Key Largo Cook-Off scheduled Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Holiday Inn, mile marker (MM) 100. Since 1981, amateurs, professionals and junior chefs have gathered to show off their culinary chops and prepare soups and chowders, appetizers, entrees, desserts, sides and salads to be judged by a jury of their peers. Divisions include professional haute cuisine, just good cookin’, amateur and junior (younger than 16). The tasteful cooking show [continue reading…]

 November 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #241, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 032017
 
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting:  Wed. Nov. 8th

Looking for a new adventure?  Need a break from hurricane cleanups?  We invite you to attend the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photography Club meeting.  We welcome everyone, from beginners wanting to learn, to experienced photographers who want to share their expertise.   Together we’ll explore the natural areas of the Florida Keys looking for great photography opportunities and stories to share. Bring 3-5 photos to share.  Learn about our upcoming field trips and photo classes.  The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8th 6:30-8:00 P.M. at the National [continue reading…]

 November 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:45 am Issue #241, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 032017
 
Organizations Merge: Key West Art & Historical Society and Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit Keep the Legacy Alive

After a year of meetings between their respective boards, the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit, its board, and membership will merge with Key West Art & Historical Society, making the Exhibit The Society’s fourth museum, and uniting the two organizations and their growing memberships of passionate Key West arts and history supporters. “Since working with The Society in 2011 to launch the first Tennessee Williams birthday celebration and with the continued growth and expansion of the Exhibit, our board of directors thought that a merger [continue reading…]

 November 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #241, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 032017
 
ZONTA ABC (Awaress of Brest Cancer) Race this Saturday

The Zonta Club of Key West will hold its Annual ABC (Awareness Breast Cancer) 5K Walk/Run starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 4th at Salute Restaurant on Higgs Beach, with registration beginning at 7:00 AM. The event raises money to cover mammograms and other diagnostic and preventive measures for women in the Lower Keys. The money raised from this event goes to providing important preventive services for women who otherwise cannot afford them. This event saves women’s lives here in the Keys. Zonta has been able to provide over 3,000 [continue reading…]

 November 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #241, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 272017
 
Fantasy Fest Wanderings I - "Time Travel Unravels End"

LET THE FANTASIES & WILD TIMES BEGIN…………. Join me as we “Wander” through 10 days of Fantasy Fest 2017 as “Time Travel Unravels” This is our 18th year celebrating Fantasy Fest so “Wander” with us as we navigate our way each day through the dozens of Wild and Crazy times of Fantasy Fest 2017. Visit this year’s blog and my Fantasy Fest website Click Link to visit my Day by Day “Fantasy Fest Wanderings” blog: http://billklipp.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/Fantasy-Fest-wanderings-I-oct-2017—–Time-Travel-Unravels For 18 years of my Fantasy Fest photos visit:  http://www.FantasyFest.me  PS: If [continue reading…]

 October 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #240, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 272017
 
South Florida Symphony Debuts 20th Key West Season with ‘Great American Songbook’

Audiences are to be transported back to a golden era featuring the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more when the South Florida Symphony presents “Celebrating the Great American Songbook.” The salute to these 20th-century songwriting legends is the opening concert of the symphony’s 20th anniversary season. It will be performed Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glynn Archer Performing Arts Center at 2100 Flagler Ave. on the campus of Key West [continue reading…]

 October 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #240, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 272017
 
Wesley House Upcoming Events

November 3rd – Superhero Bike Ride – Starting at Bayview Park November 3rd – 6:00 PM – Check-in Starting at Bayview Park in Key West For more information and to register go to www.wesleyhouse.org For those who fancy themselves a ‘super hero’ there’s the chance to get into character for a special Super Hero Fun Ride on Friday November 3rd. The Rotary Club of Key West and Wesley House Family Services welcomes you to come dressed as your favorite Super Hero and help children in Florida Keys who are in need [continue reading…]

 October 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:13 am Issue #240, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 272017
 
Key West Art Center November 10 Events

Live Artist Demo by Maggie Ruley Friday, November 10 4 – 4:45 PM Come to the Key West Art Center and learn how to use acrylic paint like watercolor and loosen up your painting style. Watch as Maggie demonstrates how to create a fun flirtatious flamingo using this fresh technique. THINK PINK Opening Reception Friday, November 10 5 – 7 PM Flamingos, flowers, conch houses, and shells descend upon the Key West Art Center as local artists join together to THINK PINK! Come enjoy vibrant colors, delicate sweets, a [continue reading…]

 October 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #240, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 272017
 
The Lower Keys Guides Association 4th Annual Sugarloaf Showdown

Inviting all Anglers to the Sugarloaf Showdown! A weekend dedicated to showing your friends you are a better fisherman than they are, while benefitting charity. Join us while we have fun, catch and release fish, and help the fishing community this November 2-4, 2017 at the Sugarloaf Marina. The Lower Keys Guides Association’s Sugarloaf Showdown is a catch and release inshore fishing tournament focusing on bonefish, permit and barracuda. This fundraising tournament kicks off Thursday evening with a captains’ check-in meeting at the Square Grouper Bar & Grill (22658 [continue reading…]

 October 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #240, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »