Jun 232017
 
Save the Dates for Schooner Wharf Bar Dock Party!!

Summer Jam Wesley House Family Services is partnering once again with Sunset Grille to host the 8th Annual Summer Jam on July 29th from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. This family-friendly, island pool party will be emceed by the fabulous Leigha Fox of US 1 Radio, entertainment by the amazing band I-Land Vibe, the Top Caribbean Band in South Florida, enjoy some delicious food and drink specials, fun games, and you can relax and keep cool in the beautiful pool. For more information contact Claire at 305-809-5000 [continue reading…]

 June 23, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #224, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 232017
 
SUMMER Music Classes

Music for newborns, infants, toddlers & families Registration is now open for Music Together in the Keys’ six-week Summer term, which begins July 4, with new CDs, books and activities. Space is limited. The fun, playful classes are for newborns through 4-year-olds and the adults who love them. Music Together is an international, science-based program that makes positive, lasting changes in young brains. Classes meet weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday, in the cheerful Fellowship Room of the Church of Christ, 1700 Von Phister St. [continue reading…]

 June 23, 2017  Posted by at 12:18 am Issue #224, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jun 232017
 
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 the competition for a chance at fame, fortune, a trophy and a crisp $100 dollar cash prize. Food and drinks, live music from the funky/soul band [continue reading…]

 June 23, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #224, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
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 »