Jun 162017
 
Rummage Sale at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, June 17th

The Garden is doing a “spring cleaning”! In conjunction with the Native Plant Sale in the Nursery, the Visitor Center will be having a rummage sale to make room for new inventory in our Gift Shop.  Come see what treasures we have that you can’t live without.  Clay pots, ceramic pots, glassware, tablecloths and more – you never know what you might find.  The rummage sale will be held in the Courtyard of The Key West Tropical Forest, 5210 College Road on Stock Island Saturday, June [continue reading…]

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #223, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 162017
 
SAVE THE DATES: Key West Art & Historical Society to Contribute to Hemingway Days Events with Multiple Cultural Offerings

Literary icon and Key West legend Ernest Hemingway will be commemorated July 18-23 during the annual Hemingway Days celebration, with this year’s offerings featuring an array of cultural events presented by Key West Art & Historical Society that applaud not only Hemingway’s accomplishments but those that have been inspired by him.  “Hemingway Days is a perfect fit for our mission,” says Director of Education Adele Williams. “The event attracts a diverse audience to Key West and allows us to showcase a myriad of subject matter [continue reading…]

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #223, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 162017
 
Trash or Treasure? Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Free Preservation Session on Personal Historic Objects

Do you have unique historic objects you would like to know more about, learn how to preserve, or be organized into a ‘life plan’ to pass on to friends and loved ones? Join Key West Art & Historical Society curator Cori Convertito, Ph.D., Monroe County Public Libraries archivist Breana Sowers, and Key West artist and architectural historian Sharon Wells during “Trash or Treasure” on Saturday, June 24 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, as they share guidance on how [continue reading…]

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #223, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 162017
 
Key Lime Festival Kicks Off at Key West Lighthouse with Gravity-Defying Key Lime Pie Drop

Key West Art & Historical Society helps to catapult America’s favorite citrus celebration – the Key Lime Festival – into the lime-light on Saturday, July 1 from 11:00am-4:00pm with a free Key Lime Pie Drop contest and party at the Key West Lighthouse, located at 938 Whitehead Street. Those with a taste for engineering adventures are invited to enter for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy and a crisp $100 dollar cash prize. Food, drinks, live music from the funky/soul band 3sum and loads [continue reading…]

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #223, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 162017
 
1st Annual “Keys Moths” Bio Blitz Events 

Want to help discover a new species?  In the past 10 years there have been almost 600 species of moths identified in the Florida Keys and through an ongoing survey, new species are being discovered all the time. The month of June is the best time of year to witness biodiversity in moths, so if you would like to be part of the first annual KEYS MOTHs BIO BLITZ, come join us and help play a part in further understanding the moth fauna in the [continue reading…]

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #223, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 162017
 
Key West: Bohemia in the Tropics

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host with month’s free presentation on Monday, June 19th at 6:30 pm at Island Community Church. Michael Shields will present, Key West: Bohemia in the Tropics, produced by Timothy Long.  This is an account of a largely unknown story of how a radical community-building experiment during the Great Depression led to the laid-back, anything-goes lifestyle of today’s Key West. The film opens during the darkest days of the Great Depression and goes on to explore how Key West, once the [continue reading…]

 June 16, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #223, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 092017
 
Q&A with Mystery Fest Key West Guest Author Randy Rawls

Soon to appear as a headlining author at the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West, June 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, author Randy Rawls is a man of mystery. He’s past-president of the Mystery Writers of America – Florida Chapter, author of the Ace Edwards, Dallas private-eye series, the Tom Jeffries South Florida private-eye series, and the Beth Bowman South Florida private-eye series, as well as short stories in various anthologies. His latest, “Justice Secured,” is a standalone featuring Josh Hawkins, ex-Army [continue reading…]

 June 9, 2017  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #222, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 092017
 
It’s About Crime: The 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, June 16-18

How does one disarm a bomb? How many bullets does a particular type of firearm hold? What’s the perfect poison? Writers and fans of all genres can get the inside scoop on these questions and more at the 4th annual Mystery Fest Key West, running June 16-18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., in Key West, Florida. “Anyone who writes successfully knows that credibility in details is what separates the pros from the ‘cons,’” said Fest co-founder Shirrel Rhoades. [continue reading…]

 June 9, 2017  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #222, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 092017
 
 Local FRLA Hosts "Rock Your Business to Success" Workshop Featuring Nationally-Renowned Speaker and Author Jim Knight

 -Jim Knight uses Rock ‘n’ Roll spirit to transform business on June 28th-  The Monroe Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), in partnership Key West Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, is excited to feature Jim Knight, a nationally-renowned speaker and training and  development veteran of more than 30 years, at their upcoming Rock Your Business to Success Workshop. This half-day morning workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria Resort [continue reading…]

 June 9, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #222, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 092017
 
FREE Summer Program for Kids Pre-K – 5th Grade, June 26-30

Key West United Methodist Church is offering free Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 26-30 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Old Stone Church, 600 Eaton St. This year’s theme is Hero Central and children ages 4 through 5th grade are invited to join Captain Shield and Flame the Red Panda for storytelling, music, games, crafts, science experiments, snacks and more. Students who have completed 6th grade and up are eligible to volunteer. Adult volunteers are also needed. You can register your child or sign [continue reading…]

 June 9, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #222, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 092017
 
Summer Coral Camp is Just Around the River Bend!

Summer Coral Camp 2017 is less than a week away, and there are only a few spots left to register your kids for a week of a lifetime! Coral Camp is an interactive camp for 6-12 year old youths to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Activities include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West. Campers also experience four days of snorkeling: one day [continue reading…]

 June 9, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #222, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Author Kenneth D. Michaels to Debut “Only in Key West”: A Nick and Norm Gay Detective Novel on June 9 at 801 Cabaret

On Friday, June 9, from 5-7pm, author Kenneth D. Michaels will debut his latest mystery, “Only in Key West” at the 801 Duval Street Cabaret above the 801 Bourbon Bar in Key West. “Only in Key West” is a sequel to Michaels’ first novel, “The Gay Detective,” which earned kudos in 2016: the International Readers Favorite Book Award and the Reader Views Award. He was also a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. “Only in Key West” reflects our local “One Human Family” philosophy,” [continue reading…]

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Q&A With New York Times Best-Selling Author Clifford Irving, Mystery Fest Key West Keynote Speaker

Acclaimed American novelist and New York Times best-selling author Clifford Irving is set to appear as Keynote Speaker for the June 16-18 Mystery Fest Key West, an annual gathering of award-winning and high-profile mystery writers, true crime experts and fans, held at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key. His works have run a gamut from restless youth searching for hope and meaning – “On a Darkling Plain” (1956) and “The Losers” (1958), to history – “The Battle of Jerusalem: The Six-Day War of June, [continue reading…]

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Experts’ Secrets Revealed at the 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, June 16-18

The 4th annual Mystery Fest Key West launches Friday, June 16, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort, 3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd., in Key West, Florida. The “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed weekend of total mystery immersion – open to published authors, aspiring authors and non-writing book lovers alike – includes panels, presentations, workshops and social events with a “killer” hit-list of some of America’s top award-winning and bestselling mystery writers and true crime experts. Headlining the 2017 author-roster are John Hemingway, [continue reading…]

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Navy Battle of Midway Public Ceremony Monday, June 5 Bayview Park

75th Anniversary Battle of Midway Ceremony at Bayview Park June 5, 2017 9 a.m. Public is Invited Naval Air Station Key West invites the public to attend a ceremony in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway Monday, June 5 at 9 a.m. at the bandstand at Bayview Park. The ceremony will feature remarks from NAS Key West Executive Officer Cmdr. Gregory Brotherton, Command Chaplain Lt. Scott Mason, and Master Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) James King, NAS Key West’s Honor Guard, a [continue reading…]

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Retrospectacular Season Finale

–Jazz Noir Multimedia Concert–   Jazz-Age Retrospectacular: Jazz Noir Multimedia Concert info@Mixdeity.com or call 305-290-2796 Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. Key West FL, 33040 Satruday, June 3rd, 2017 7:30 doors, 8pm Show http://www.Mixdeity.com Rock Solomon’s Jazz-Noir multimedia concert is the apex of Jazz-Age Retrospectacular, an out-of-the-box event series looking at Key West history & culture through the lens of the Jazz Age. Solomon and his company, Mixdeity Entertainmen t, combine narrative, music and technology to weave a story of 1930’s Key West, when rum runners were rampant, the [continue reading…]

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Dog Wash Raises Money for SPCA

On May 27th, a group of Sheriff’s deputies organized a dog wash event in Marathon to raise money for the Marathon SPCA. Deputies Jamie Buxton, Michelle Swilley, Debbie Johnson, Jose Hernandez and Sgt. Spenser Bryan raised $810 washing dogs. They were helped out by a number of community volunteers who turned out for the fun event.

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 022017
 
Literary Walking Tours Offered

The Key West Literary Seminar will be offering Literary Walking Tours every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Inspired by David A. Kaufelt’s original literary walking tour, this stroll through old town Key West features the former homes and favorite haunts of writers, including Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein, Elizabeth Bishop, and Robert Frost, and illuminates the life of letters in this island city. Tours begin at the Key West public library, 700 Fleming St., and finish near the foot of Greene Street. Tours depart Friday [continue reading…]

 June 2, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #221, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Author Kenneth D. Michaels to Debut “Only in Key West”: A Nick and Norm Gay Detective Novel on June 9 at 801 Cabaret

On Friday, June 9, from 5-7pm, author Kenneth D. Michaels will debut his latest mystery, “Only in Key West” at the 801 Duval Street Cabaret above the 801 Bourbon Bar in Key West. “Only in Key West” is a sequel to Michaels’ first novel, “The Gay Detective,” which earned kudos in 2106: the International Readers Favorite Book Award and the Reader Views Award. He was also a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. “Only in Key West” reflects our local “One Human Family” philosophy,” [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Last Call for June 1 Contest Deadline: One Mystery Fest Key West Guest Will Nab Cameo Role in Author Meg Muldoon’s Next Novel

Those who have registered to attend the upcoming Mystery Fest Key West by midnight June 1 will be entered in a drawing to win a cameo ‘walk-on’ role in bestselling author Meg Muldoon’s next “Christmas River” series novel, “Meltdown in Christmas River: A Christmas Cozy Mystery Book,” which is due out this August. Muldoon, a former news reporter and author of more than a dozen “cozy” mystery titles, is slated to be a featured panelist at the upcoming “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed Fest, [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers Workshop on Cataloging Your Photograph Collection

Do you have a collection of old photographs that you’d like to organize but aren’t sure how to start? On Thursday, June 8 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Custom House Museum, Key West Art & Historical Society hosts a “Cataloging Your Photograph Collection” workshop series that invites people to learn what museums do with their photograph collections, and why it is important to digitize, catalog or just simply preserve them for future generations. Space is limited to two students per session due to limited scanning stations; [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Newly Renovated Flagler Exhibit Opening Event Friday Evening, May 26

Key West Art & Historical Society’s Newly Renovated “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway” Exhibit Re-opens to the Public Key West Art & Historical Society’s newly-renovated permanent “Overseas to the Keys: Henry Flagler’s Overseas Railway” exhibit debuts Friday evening, May 26, with a special opening event on the second floor of the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. The Society welcomes members of the public to the exhibit opening from 6:00pm-7:00pm, with a suggested donation of $10 for non-members, and free VIP access [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Reiki Training at Unity of the Keys, June 10 and 11

Certified Reiki Master Ann Maisch returns to Unity of the Keys for a weekend of Reiki Training. Each level of training offers transformational self-healing techniques and includes protocol for treating of self and others. There are no prerequisites; anyone can learn this simple and profoundly healing discipline. Classes offered are Reiki Level One Attunement, Level Two Attunement and Reiki Master. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 305-296-5888 or visit Unityofthekeys.org for more information. You have healing hands! Join us to awaken your [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West Theater School for the Performing Arts Hosts Children’s Summer Camp

The Key West Theater School for the Performing Arts will be holding a multidisciplinary theatrical summer camp from July 17–21. The camp will focus on teaching students acting, singing, and dancing as well as the vocabulary of the theater, in addition to how to collaborate, fail forward, and create their own art so they have a chance to live in the world successfully as artists, should they choose to do so. If they choose another path, they will still have a deep understanding of and [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Tennessee Williams Exhibit Seeks Volunteers

The Tennessee Williams Exhibit is seeking volunteers to welcome guests on Sunday afternoons from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Exhibit location, 513 Truman Avenue.  The goal of the Exhibit is to keep the legacy alive of one of the greatest American writers of the last century. It offers visitors an entertaining and informative self-guided tour as well as curator led tours. Included in the Exhibit is the largest collection of Tennessee Williams memorabilia available to the public. It includes an extensive collection of photographs, [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Key West BrewFest 2017 on Tap for Labor Day Weekend

Tickets go on sale June 1 for Key West BrewFest, the annual Labor Day weekend event that draws beer lovers to the Southernmost City and raises money for college scholarships and other worthy local causes supported by Key West Sunrise Rotary. This will be the eighth year the club has sponsored the popular fundraising event that includes beer brunches, dinners and parties. The Signature Tasting Festival with samples of nearly 200 beers will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, on South Beach at the Southernmost [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:11 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
“Let’s Tea Party” at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center to Feature Key West Chiropractic’s Dr. Ryan Barnett

If learning about health, healing, and well-being while sipping delicious complimentary organic teas and lattes sounds like an afternoon made for you, be sure to save the date for this month’s “Let’s Tea Party” at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center located at 1130 Duval Street. The free gathering features Dr. Ryan Barnett of Key West Chiropractic and will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dr. Barnett believes health and wellness is a journey of progress and improvement. A Key West native [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Call to Artists: Poster Contest for OIRF Home Tours

The Old Island Restoration Foundation is looking for an image to be used in the 2017-2018 Home Tour posters and advertising.  Artists are invited to submit artwork that captures the OIRF mission (to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Key West) and appeals to the people who go on our Home Tours. Artwork can be any medium or size, but must be reproducible to an 11×8.5 inch horizontal image.  The winning artist will be awarded a prize of $200 and theircreation will appear on [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #220, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Food Schleppers* Needed

Southernmost Homeless is again in need of few more “Schleppers” to make a quick trip from the old Soup Kitchen to the Homeless Shelter every afternoon. Volunteer Schleppers bring the wonderful food the St. Mary’s volunteers prepare out to serve the men and women who are staying that night at the Homeless Shelter on Stock Island. The pickup & 2 1/2 mile trip can be completed in about half an hour or so at any time from 5:00 to 7:00pm and you are welcome to [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:37 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Survivor's Party Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Join the Sister Season Fund at La Te Da on Memorial Day for the 40th Annual Survivor’s Party! This year’s event is bigger and better than ever and will include a small plates buffet, cash bar, live entertainment, silent auction, and door prizes. Enjoy music by DJ Rude Girl and a variety show in the cabaret with MC Laurie Thibaud featuring performances by some of your favorites, including Beatrix Dixie, Chad Newman, Joanie Sullivan, QMitch, Rock Solomon, Ronnie Carruthers, Shawn Montgomery, and Trey Forsyth. The [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
May 192017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society ArtCamp! at Fort East Martello offers new sessions for teens aged 10-16

This summer, youth aged 10-16 can join in on the cultural immersion fun while engaging in their passion for the arts and the environment with Key West Art & Historical Society’s ArtCamp!, beginning June 12th through June 30th with three sessions: Teen Fossil Camp June 12– June 16, Pinhole Photography Camp: Technique June 19- June 23, and Pinhole Photography Camp: Creating a Body of Work June 26-June 30. The Teen Fossil Camp guides students in learning how to sculpt and cast bones working with tools [continue reading…]

 May 19, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #219, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »