Apr 212017
 
Nation’s Kinetic Parade Craze Hits Key West with 2nd Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Set for May 6

Key West has long been known for its kinetic energy, but on May 6 from 12:00PM-1:00PM, it’s about to become quite literal when the 2nd Annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade rolls through downtown Key West with its cavalcade of art-inspired, human-powered, mobile sculptures and art bikes. The Parade celebrates creativity and innovation while honoring Stanley Papio, a Florida Keys’ pioneering folk artist whose recycled metal sculptures teem with a clever sense of satire, tenacity, and innovation— key ingredients in kinetic parades across the county. The [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #215, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Willie Drye, Author of “Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935” to Appear as Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Guest

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:00PM– 7:00PM, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes author and National Geographic News Contributing Editor Willie Drye to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum as Distinguished Speaker Series guest. Described by eminent meteorologist Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as “a reporter with decades of experience and a real knack for exploring the human dimensions of a natural disaster,” Drye’s book, “Storm of the Century: The Labor [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #215, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 212017
 
Youth Summer Sailing Camp

The Key West Community Sailing Center will be offering a youth summer program again this year for students ages 6 to 17. All classes will run from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. There will be ten, one week sessions, running Monday through Friday. The dates for these sessions will be: June 12 to June 16 – Beginner Class (9-17 years) June 19 to June 23 – Beginner Class (9-17 years) June 26 to July 30 – Intermediate Class (9-17 years) July 3 to July 7 [continue reading…]

 April 21, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #215, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Offers In-Depth Look at “The Navy in Key West” Exhibit During Curator-Led Tour

On Wednesday, May 3, from 10-11am, Cori Convertito, Ph.D., will offer a special Curator-led tour of the acclaimed current Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum exhibit “The Navy in Key West.” The tour is free, but museum admission rates apply (KWAHS members enjoy free museum admission). Reservations (maximum 15 guests) are required. The symbiotic relationship between the U.S. Navy and Key West extends as far back as the 1820s. For nearly two centuries, the two have journeyed through periods of menacing pirates, [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:52 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Fortunes Made and Lost in the Florida Keys

The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host this month’s free audio/visual presentation by the late historian and archaeologist Irving R Eyster on Monday, April 17th at Island Community Church, MM 83 at 6:30 P.M. The presentation will show many of the industries and businesses from the past going back to the early 1800’s through today. Many fortunes were made and lost in the Florida Keys. Indians had trade here long ago. Stories of the wreckers, the salt industry, the tobacco factories in Key West, pineapple farming, [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series to Highlight Cold War Archeology of South Florida

On Thursday, April 20 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University, to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum. Ayers-Rigsby will offer a presentation that will explore former top secret sites associated with the Cold War that were located in the Everglades and throughout South Florida. “Cold War archaeology is part of what archaeologists often refer to as [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
29 Points of Interest Trolley Tours

Matecumbe Historical Trust Presents “29 Points of Interest” A Trolley Tour through Time On the islands of Islamorada April 15th Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy. The tours begin at 10:00 and 11:30 am. Tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15.00 a person, children six and under are free. A staffed tent will provide information, ticket purchase, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 142017
 
Dr. Bill Irwin to Speak at Key West Botanical Garden, "GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: Separating Fact From Fear"

Saturday, April 15 at 1:30pm at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Dr. Bill Irwin, Professor of Biology at Florida Keys Community College, will give a presentation on “GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: separating fact from fear.” Meet at the Chapel in the KWTF&BG on College Road – turn at the light on U.S. 1. Free for members and students; $5 for non-members. Call 305-296-1504 or visit kwbgs.org. As the human population continues to grow, efficient food production becomes increasingly important. Fortunately, the agriculture [continue reading…]

 April 14, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #214, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Divine Dinner and Drag Show at La Te Da to Benefit KWPD Mounted Unit

On Wednesday evening, April 26, 40 ticket holders will experience a four-course culinary adventure at La te da, 1125 Duval Street, impeccably served with select wine pairings and followed by a one-man all-live female impersonation show performed by Tracey Towers (aka Trey Forsyth) featuring hits made famous by artists such as Shirley Bassy, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus and Hedwig. Ticket proceeds from the dinner, after-dinner entertainment and a fabulous silent auction will benefit a fund to purchase and donate new equipment for the Key [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #213, Special Events No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
April 15th Speaker at KWTF&BG: "GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: Separating Fact from Fear."

Saturday, April 15 at 1:30pm at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, Dr. Bill Irwin, Professor of Biology at Florida Keys Community College, will give a presentation on “GMOs, Neonics and Pollinators: separating fact from fear.” Meet at the Chapel in the KWTF&BG on College Road – turn at the light on U.S. 1. Free for members and students; $5 for non-members. Call 305-296-1504 or visit kwbgs.org. As the human population continues to grow, efficient food production becomes increasingly important. Fortunately, the agriculture [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:33 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Last Call to Submit Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition Entries

The final day to submit entries for this year’s Whodunit Mystery Writing Competition is Saturday, April 15. The winner will claim a book-publishing contract with Absolutely Amazing eBooks, free Mystery Fest Key West 2017 registration, airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights, meals and a Whodunit Award trophy to be presented at the 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West, set for June 16-18 in Key West, Florida. Sponsored by Absolutely Amazing eBooks and supported by the Marion Stevens Fund at the Community Foundation of the Florida [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
A Fundraiser for Wesley House Dinner and Show

His Majesty King Christopher Rounds requests your presence for a Magnificent Feast at La Te da 1125 Duval St to help raise funds for Wesley House Family Services on Wednesday April 12th at 6:00pm. After a scrumptious meal, a very special performance will take place in The Crystal Room, starring Christopher Peterson as Judy Garland and Mr. Bobby Nesbitt as a guest star and piano man. Tickets for dinner and show are a mere $125.00 and show only, which starts at 8:30, is only $50.00. [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Honors Volunteer Dana Payne

Key West Art & Historical Society, steward to the Custom House, Fort East Martello, and Key West Lighthouse and the many archives and collections housed within, honors curatorial volunteer Dana Payne for her dedication and efforts to the organization as she moves from the community. Dana, who volunteered four days a week for nearly two years and researched images at home during her free time, was instrumental in selecting images for the museum’s exhibitions as well as digitizing the archive of photographs now available online. [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
SPLASHING into Summer Coral Camp!

Summer Coral Camp 2017 Registration is Open! When school lets out, Coral Camp begins. 6-12 year old youths explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting education activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each funpacked day, campers experience hands-on-learning, interactive games and outdoor activities. Activities include science and art projects in addition to exciting field trips around Key West. Campers also experience four days of snorkeling: one day practicing their snorkeling skills at the beach, one day in the [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Apr 072017
 
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Photo Club Meeting: Wed. April 12th

Looking for a new adventure? 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. We’ll have all photos from the 2017 Refuge Photo Contest on display for your enjoyment. The [continue reading…]

 April 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #213, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 312017
 
 Margaritaville Resort Joins Papio’s Pals for Kinetic Parade Education Outreach with Donation

Magaritaville Key West Resort & Marina recently joined Key West Art & Historical Society’s “Papio’s Pals” with a $3500 donation towards their Kinetic Coaches in the schools’ education program for the second annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Bike Parade. Six groups of students will be assisted by the Kinetic Coaches over the course of six weeks in the creation of their kinetic sculpture float for the May 6 parade. The parade is the centerpiece of a full weekend of kinetic revelry running May 5-7, inspired by [continue reading…]

 March 31, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #212, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 312017
 
Meet Steve King: Papio Ambassador & Kinetic Sculpture Float Artist

Craftsman and inventor Steve King is one of several artists selected to be a “Papio Ambassador” for the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade, a mobile sculpture and art-bike processional that will roll through downtown Key West on Saturday, May 6, powered by the creativity and whimsy of artists and assemblers of all ages. King has been awarded $500 to help him with his creation, an amount divvied from more than $8,000 in support funds available for select artists [continue reading…]

 March 31, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #212, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 312017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Launches “Museums & Me” Programs for Children and Families: First Partner is Oldest House Museum

Young children and their parents have an opportunity to learn more about their cultural heritage through the efforts of the Key West Art & Historical Society with a series of museum programs tailored just for them. Their newest partnership is with with the Oldest House Museum, located at 322 Duval Street, which is stewarded by the Old Island Restoration Foundation. Together, on Saturday, April 15th from 10:00am -11:30 am, the two organizations will offer a fun-packed morning of bubble play on the Oldest House lawn. [continue reading…]

 March 31, 2017  Posted by at 12:24 am Issue #212, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 312017
 
“Be Happy Hour” Coming to The Green Pineapple Wellness Center

There’s a new kind of happy hour coming to Key West on the first Wednesday of every month at The Green Pineapple Wellness Center on 1130 Duval Street. “Be Happy Hour”— the Center’s mixer for like-minded people—starts Wednesday, April 5th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and features a complimentary glass of organic champagne, organic wine and beer tastings, food and drink specials, music, special discounts on retail and services, and a place for those who are wellness-oriented to socialize and have some fun. “Not everyone feels [continue reading…]

 March 31, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #212, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 312017
 
La Te Da’s Divine Dinner and Drag Show to Benefit KWPD Mounted Unit

On Wednesday evening, April 26, 40 ticket holders will experience a four-course culinary adventure at La te da, 1125 Duval Street, impeccably served with select wine pairings and followed by a one-man all-live female impersonation show extravaganza presented by Tracey Towers (aka Trey Forsyth) who will perform hits made famous by artists such as Shirley Bassy, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Miley Cyrus and Hedwig. Ticket proceeds from the dinner, after-dinner entertainment and a fabulous silent auction will all benefit a fund to purchase and donate new [continue reading…]

 March 31, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #212, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Tennessee Williams Film Forum

A film forum sponsored by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit as part of its annual Birthday Celebration for the playwright is set for Monday, March 27 at the Tropic Cinema. A champagne reception will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m., followed by the forum scheduled from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Discussion will be led by Shirrel Rhoades, local film critic and publisher, and will focus on Williams’ ties with Hollywood and his foray into screenwriting, with particular attention given to three of his films recently [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:46 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Distinguished Speaker John Blades Reveals the Connection Between Henry Flagler, Bananas, and Israel State Establishment

What do bananas, the overthrow of a government, and Henry Flagler have in common? Attend Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, April 6 from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Tropic Cinema to find out. John Blades, recently retired director of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, will share tales of Sam Zemurray, the businessman who purchased Flagler’s former yacht ‘Alicia’ to help stage a Honduran revolution to save his banana business and eventually influenced the establishment of the State of Israel. The Distinguished Speaker [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 242017
 
Sponsorship Dollars Available for Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade Creative Support

Powered by the creativity and whimsy of artists and assemblers of all ages, the Second Annual Key West Art & Historical Society Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade will roll through downtown Key West on May 6, and there is currently more than $7,000 in support funds earmarked for participating artists and schools. Available funds come in the form of ten $500 sponsorships for artists and five $400 scholarships for schools, made possible by ‘Papio Pals’ Historic Tours of America and Margaritaville Resort and Marina. Those interested [continue reading…]

 March 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #211, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »