Feb 242017
 
Spring Break Coral Camp 2017

Spring Break Coral Camp is almost full! Register today to reserve your spot! Reef Relief is now offering Spring Break Coral Camp 2017! 6-12 year old youths will have the chance to explore and learn about our surrounding marine environment through exciting educational activities at the Reef Relief Environmental Center in Key West. Each fun-packed 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 [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:02 am Issue #207, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
The Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club (FKSCC) Holds its Monthly SHOW &SHINE this Sunday, Feburary 19th.

This event is for the lovers of classic, custom, and street rod automobiles of all years and makes. Fords, Chevys, trucks, Ratrods, lowriders, and chrome loaded motorcycles. If it cool and on wheels it will be here. This fun afternoon event is free to all, starts at noon till 3pm . The event continues at the Sugarloaf Lodge, on Sugarloaf Key.MM17. Prizes, 50/50 good food and cold beverages are available. The Club’s new sound system will provide 50’s and 60’s music .Bring the kids to [continue reading…]

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #206, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Upcoming Classes at The Studios of Key West

Learn to Fly: Introduction to Aerial Skills with Mara Neimanis Mondays beginning Feb 20, 4:30 – 6PM Expand your limits – drop by Mondays to fly on trapezes and aerial sculpture! Investigate awareness, strength, and physical empowerment. Class will combine introductory circus technique, basic yoga and movement and aerial improvisation. No experience necessary. Drop in or attend ongoing. See full calendar schedule here

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #206, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Crocs, Moths, Wildlife Walks and Talks: Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Outdoor Fest Spotlights What’s Endangered and Native in the Upper Keys

Saturday, March 11th through Saturday, March 18th, the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge Complex and their Friends group FAVOR (Friends And Volunteers Of Refuges) host the second annual Outdoor Fest with a full week of family-friendly, mostly free outdoor adventures and hands-on activities that encourages people to get outside in a wildlife-friendly manner while promoting the history and stewardship of the refuges. Newest to the four Florida Keys Refuges is the remote Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a 37-year-old refuge on mile marker 106.3 on [continue reading…]

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #206, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
A Cure for What Ails You: Engage with Nature and Creativity During the Second Annual Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Outdoor Fest

For most, nature’s capacity to instill awe goes without saying. Sea turtles nesting, dolphins frolicking, birds wading and migrating— wildlife encounters like these can leave us inspired and renewed. But a growing body of research is beginning to show that contact with nature has many proven physical, mental, and emotional benefits too, with “Nature Therapy” sometimes even prescribed as a supplemental Rx treatment and approach to well-being. Here in the Keys, with over 400,000 acres of land and shallow waters that make up the subtropical [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:50 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
Valentine's Day Kiss-In to Take Place at Custom House Museum in Key West

KWAHS Invites the Public to a Flash-Mob Style Valentine’s Day Recreation of “the Most Famous Kiss in American History” at the Custom House Museum Key West Art & Historical Society invites locals and visitors to a flash-mob style, mass Kiss-In event on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, starting at 5:30pm, in front of the 25 foot tall Seward Johnson “Embracing Peace” sculpture at the Custom House Museum at 281 Front Street. The goal is to fill the street in front of the Museum on Valentine’s [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:47 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
February 2017 National Key Deer Refuge Winter Guided Walk/Bike Schedule

Everyone is invited to join our free guided National Key Deer Refuge trail walks and bike rides designed for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. In an effort to keep everyone together, the centralized meeting point will be at the National Key Deer Refuge Visitor’s Center, located in the Winn Dixie shopping plaza on Big Pine Key. All events are family-friendly! Participants are encouraged to bring a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, water, binoculars, and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
FAVORite Images of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges: Photo Contest and Pop-up Exhibit Announced

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex and their Friends group FAVOR announce their second annual photography contest, aimed to celebrate the four refuges and the wildlife within them. The free-entry contest is open to any amateur photographer; categories are “Landscape,” “Birds,” and “Other Nature/Wildlife,” in both adult and children divisions, with awards in all three categories. Images must be taken within the boundaries of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges during the past 18 months; deadline for the contest is [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series To Highlight Sandy Cornish Civil War Era Garden

On Thursday, February 23 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Jeff Stotts, an environmental horticulturist and sustainable landscape development consultant, to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum. Stotts will present a compelling and educational narrative on Sandy Cornish’s Civil War Garden, followed by champagne and samplings of tropical fruits harvested from Grimmel Grove. Stotts’ interest in Cornish developed from researching the Cornish church and Afro-American history of Key West. [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
It Can Be Easy Going Green!

GardenFest, a fair of nature, arts, crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family, returns to the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden on Saturday & Sunday, February 11th and 12th, 10am to 4pm. Free admission! Shop for plants, and artworks amid the cooling greenery lakeside at our arboretum. This is your chance to learn more about native plants from the Garden’s knowledgeable volunteers and acquire some specimens actually propagated on-site, as well as species brought in by other nurseries. Crafts and art feature [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:22 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
Key West Preschool Co-Op 29th Annual Spring Fair on Saturday March 4th

Bring the family to the island’s biggest Spring Fair from 11 til 3pm on the grounds of the Peace Covenant Presbyterian church, 2610 Flagler Ave. The fun includes free egg hunts, Easter baskets with free bike raffles, photos with the Easter bunny, bounce houses, land train, gator coaster, giant slide, mini golf, petting zoo, face painting, games,various food and live music all day long! Highlights include a giant Silent Auction and for $10 per ticket, chance to win a grand cash prize of $2500, $500 [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:20 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
Key West Derby Dames vs Orlando Sun Blockers on Saturday, February 11th

The Key West Derby Dames are playing Orlando Sun Blockers on Saturday, February 11th at 6:30PM. Money from the bout will benefit PAL-Police Athletic League. The bout will be at the Southernmost Hockey Rink in Key West on the corner of Bertha Street and Atlantic Blvd. Tickets are $5 and Children under 12 are always Free. Key West Derby Dames is a women’s flat track roller derby team that was founded in August 2013. We entered our first bouting season in 2015. Our goal is [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:19 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
Tickets Going Fast - 2017 Gala

Don’t miss out! The last two Studios galas were sold out events! For a bountiful gala celebrating our first decennial, we invite you to join us at the “Garden of Eaton,” a botanical dreamscape of fragrant cocktails, mouth watering bites, music, dancing, and costumes. Forest – themed formal wear and fancy florals encouraged, or just a few flattering fig leaves. Thursday, February 23 from 7-10pm The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street Tickets: *$125/$100 mbrs (available at tskw.org or 305-296-0458) *The price of your [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #205, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Grand Opening Reception - The Connections Project - Mosaic

A Mosaic of the Keys 400 original 6×6 canvases unveiled! Join us for the Grand Opening Reception! Tuesday, February 7 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center 102500 Overseas Hwy, MM 102.5 Bayside, Key Largo The 5th Annual Connections Project is dedicated to Cris Sandifer. Special Thanks to: Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Art Guild of the Purple Isles

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #204, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Week-Long Festival Showcases the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges: Second Annual Outdoor Fest Set for March 11th – 18th

For anyone wanting an up-close take on the great outdoors, a celebration of the National Wildlife Refuge system in the Florida Keys is just around the subtropical bend. US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Complex and their Friends group FAVOR announce their second annual Outdoor Fest—a full week of action-packed days filled with family-friendly, mostly free outdoor adventures and hands-on activities—set for Saturday, March 11th through Saturday, March 18th. “The National Wildlife Refuge System is part of America’s network of amazing [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:32 am Issue #204, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
2 TX Poets Laureate - Feb 16 Poetry Reading at Key West Library & National Parks Tour - Words of Preservation

Two Texas Poets Laureate Embark on 3-Year Arts Project “Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour” Fort Worth, TX – Texas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach, both award-winning writers with eleven published books, will travel to Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park February 15-21, 2017 as part of Words of Preservation: A Poets Laureate National Parks Tour, a 3-year joint arts project the two poets launched last year during the National Park System’s 100 year anniversary. They will visit 50 or [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:30 am Issue #204, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Pigeon Key Art Festival Offers a Full Weekend of Fun in the Keys

The 23rd Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival is Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at the Marathon Community Park (MM 49 – not on the island itself). The family-friendly show will feature 70 fine artists, renowned marine wildlife artist Wyland who will paint live at 11 am and 2 pm, historic, marine and education exhibits and hands-on art opportunities as well as food, beer and wine concessions. Two champion sand artists will create the Island and [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:28 am Issue #204, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
PROuuD Events

PROuuD had a fun time at their January gathering. They played an escape game using their brains and collaboration skills to: unlock some “weapons” (Nerf guns), shoot zombies and unlock pizza. After enjoying their pizza, they played a game called “Keep Talking and No One Explodes”. Dividing into 2 groups, the teens again used their communication skills to defuse a virtual bomb in an allotted amount of time. The culminating activity was a short scavenger hunt where all participants received a pair of silly socks [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #204, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Friends of the library Book Sale Sat., Feb. 4, 2017  

Friends of the Key West Library will sponsor their February book sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming Street. Many sale tables, with discards of Library books, CDs, and DVDs, all 4 for $1.00. You’ll find art, biography, cookbooks, history, hobbies, pet care, nature, geography, novels and non-fiction by your favorite authors, and many other categories. Children’s and coffee-table books are at low prices. Baked goods supplied by the Bahama Village Music [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:35 am Issue #203, Special Events No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
32nd Annual Key West Craft Show - January 28 and 29

One of the Keys’ largest and most anticipated craft shows is right around the corner. The 32nd annual Key West Craft Show runs Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Nearly 100 artisans will be on hand for the show at Caroline and Whitehead Street in Old Town Key West. Sponsored by the Key West Art Center, the show features an array of wares and crafts from all over the United States. The selection committee was thrilled [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:31 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Film Series Continues at Custom House Museum with “Museum Hours”

Key West Art & Historical Society’s film series continues on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00pm in the Helmerich Research & Learning Center at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street with “Museum Hours,” a New York Times Critic pick that explores the links of life and art by acclaimed filmmaker Jem Cohen. When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways in which works of [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Friends of the Key West Library Host David Lowe Feb. 6

Monday, Feb. 6, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome David Garrard Lowe to the podium. The lecture series takes place at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The presentation is at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Mr. Lowe is a well-regarded lecturer, cultural historian, and author. His
articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, American Heritage, House & Garden, and City Journal, amongst other publications. [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society to Offer 8 Week Short Story Writing Workshop at Fort East Martello Museum

Every Monday from February 6 to March 27, from 12:00-2:00pm, budding writers will have the opportunity to hone technique and develop critical reading skills in an 8-week short story writing workshop led by author Jessica Argyle set to meet at Fort East Martello. Argyle, who has an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and has published a book of short stories, a novel, and in multiple literary magazines, will provide a series of situational prompts and exercises stressing various elements of writing: plot, setting, [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do 1 Response »
Jan 272017
 
KW Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament

Charity golf tournament features $1 million hole-in-one shootout. Golfers stand to win big money and a variety of prizes at the 24th Annual Key West Sunrise Rotary Golf Classic on Feb. 26 at the Key West Golf Club. Player registration is now available for the tournament benefiting local charities and college scholarships. Prizes are awarded for first, second and third place in each flight as well as closest to the pin, longest drive, straightest drive and longest putt. Sinking a hole-in-one on any par 3 [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Calusa Indian Expert Theresa Schober

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Theresa Schober, an archaeologist, educator and much noted expert on Calusa Indian life, to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum. Also a museum consultant, Theresa is co-curator of the traveling art exhibition ‘ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation.’ She provides workshops on Florida history and is Executive Producer of a forthcoming documentary film about the Calusa [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:06 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272017
 
Rachel Starnes to Speak at Friends of the Library Lecture Jan. 30

The Key West Friends of the Library is delighted to welcome writer Rachel Starnes to the podium Monday, Jan 30 at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The talks begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first serve basis. Rachel Starnes’ essays have appeared in The Colorado Review and Front Porch Journal. She has lived in Scotland, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Florida, California, and Nevada. Starnes’ first book is the memoir, The War At Home, [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #203, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Running With The Bulls: Ernest Hemingway’s Grandson John to Offer Presentation at the San Carlos Institute as Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker

In 1926, Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Sun Also Rises” portrayed a dangerous, 875-meter run with bulls in Pamplona, which would subsequently become one of the most famous events in the world because of it. On Thursday, January 26 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hemingway’s grandson and Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker guest John Hemingway will appear at the San Carlos Institute to present his own unique experience with the run and the Pamplona Posse affiliated with it. Every morning at 8am [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:53 am Issue #202, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Bid on Fine Art to Support Keys Artists at February 10 Anne McKee Artist's Fund Auction

Attendees can bid on the works of over 50 Florida Keys artists, ranging from renowned masters to emerging talents, at the Anne McKee Artists Fund fine art auction on Friday, Feb. 10th.​ The annual auction raises money for project-based grants to Monroe County visual, literary and performing artists. This year the auction will be held at The Studios of Key West at 533 Eaton Street. The doors will open at 7pm and the auction will begin at 8pm under the guidance of auctioneer Tom Luna. [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:40 am Issue #202, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
23rd Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival Announces New Attractions

Held as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, the two-day juried Pigeon Key Art Festival attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe. The event takes place February 4 & 5 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and offers more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine and live art and auction by preeminent celebrity marine life artist, Wyland. Enjoy historical reenactments, entertainment, children’s activities and educational programming highlighting the [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:38 am Issue #202, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202017
 
Friends of the Library Speaker Frank Deford - Jan. 30

Sports writer and broadcaster Frank Deford to speak on January 30 Monday, Jan. 30, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome Frank Deford to their Speaker Series podium. Lectures are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The talks begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first serve basis. Frank Deford is a well-known sports writer and broadcaster. He wrote his first piece for Sports Illustrated in 1962, and is currently the [continue reading…]

 January 20, 2017  Posted by at 12:37 am Issue #202, Special Events, What To Do No Responses »