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 »
Oct 202017
 
Call to Artists for Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction

The Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys, Inc. announces a Call to Artists for the 2018 Fine Art Auction, to take place on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Studios of Key West. The submission period for artwork opens on Sunday October 1st and closes on November 10th.  To submit an online application and an accompanying photo(s) via the online entry form, go to www.mckeefund.org.  Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than December 1st. Due to space and time limitations, we are only [continue reading…]

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 202017
 
Key West Film Festival to Showcase Cinema Nov. 15-19

Movie aficionados can enjoy more than 30 films from genres including narrative features, documentaries, foreign language, and LGBTQ- and Florida-focused themes during the sixth annual Key West Film Festival. Launching the 2017 festival, set for Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 15-19, is the acclaimed film, “The Shape of Water,” starring actress Octavia Spencer in director Guillermo del Toro’s first offering to be produced in English. The movie is a romantic “creature feature” with an amphibious being and set in Cold War–era America. The closing film, “Last Flag [continue reading…]

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 202017
 
Custom House Museum to be Official Gateway and Hub for Fantasy Fest 2017

The grounds of the iconic Custom House Museum at 218 Front Street will be transformed into the official “Gateway to the Fantasy Zone” for this year’s “Time Travel Unravels” Fantasy Fest during six days of celebration starting Monday, October 23 through Saturday, October 28. Gateway revelers can avail themselves of a special information tent with a festival concierge featuring info on all things Fantasy Fest.  The hub will feature alternating DJ’s, streamed and live music, vendors offering souvenir and artisan goodies, a giant 12’ x 16’ [continue reading…]

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 202017
 
Church Announcements

Cornish Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church 702 Whitehead St. KW GOOMBAY SALE Friday 10/20/17 4:30 -7:30 Saturday 10/21/17 11am – 7pm Meats: BBQ or fried leg quarters/BBQ Ribs/Fish CHOICE OF 3 SIDES: Shrimp fried rice, Peas & Rice, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Black Beans, Macaroni and Cheese CONCH FRITTERS/SODA/WATER Halloween Train Ride Tuesday, October 31 at 6pm-9pm Boarding time:5:45 Donation: $8.00 Hosted by: Darlene Bennett FUN & TREATS AS YOU RIDE

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 202017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Waives Parent & Me Fees to Help Support Families Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Following hurricane Irma, Key West Art & Historical Society’s “Fort Adventure” Parent & Me classes at Fort East Martello will remain on schedule from 10:00AM to 11:30AM Thursdays, with the fee waived until January to better support families in the community. “While we all struggle to return to life before hurricane Irma, families with young children in particular are looking for a sense of normalcy and structure,” says Society Director of Education Adele Williams. “So, while the Society has had to cut back on some of our [continue reading…]

 October 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #239, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
History of Sex Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series at the Tropic Cinema

Key West’s 10-day long extravaganza of exuberant and sensual Fantasy Fest parties and parades create the foundation for Key West Art & Historical Society’s adult-only Distinguished Speaker Series presentation on the History of Sex- an illuminating journey through centuries of human eroticism on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM, offered by psychologist, sexologist and sex therapist Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly at the Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street.  A 5:30PM champagne reception will precede the presentation. “Key West is not the only society that openly and ritually celebrates sexual fun and [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 132017
 
Marc House Pumpkin Patch

It was a busy morning at the Marc House, Key West Pumpkin Patch as all ages swarmed thru the stacks of thousands of pumpkins. A group of Senior Citizens from Bayshore Manor came by to pick some pumpkins, learn some recipes and pumpkin handcraft. They were followed by a busload of kindergarteners, and 1stgraders from Poinciana Elementary School, along with a group of little ones from Key West Pre-School Coop. The kids and their teachers picked out their pumpkins, got some Halloween tattoos and stickers and were treated [continue reading…]

 October 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #238, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »