Day to Day in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Villas & Marinas

The Keys are busy this time of year with many choices in activities! Stone Crab Season, Theater in Key West and musical performances and an Easter Egg Hunt Underwater!- among other activities- this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!

 

The Florida Keys / October 15 – May 15

Stone Crab Season

Those succulent claws, brought to shore fresh daily from the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, will drip with mustard dip on the chins of hungry locals and visitors. A series of food festivals during the season celebrate the sustainable seafood resource throughout the Keys.

 

 

 

 

 

The Upper Keys:

In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has two exclusive locations -Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn

 

 

Islamorada / January 3 – March 27

Long Key Squares presents: Tuesday Round and Square Dancing

For residents and visitors who simply want to enjoy dancing, the nonprofit Long Key Squares continues a 30-year tradition, where square dance attire is not required … but your attendance is desired! Held at Outdoor Resorts, mile marker 66, 65821 Overseas Highway, on Tuesday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Lessons are also held for both beginners and plus dancers on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Contact: Joanne Prince 305-664-4060Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:sylken-solutions@verizon.net” sylken-solutions@verizon.net

 

 

 

 

The Middle Keys:

In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon

 

Marathon / March 7 – April 6

  31st Annual Judged Florida Keys Watercolor Society Art Show

The Florida Keys Watercolor Society was founded by 10 local Keys artists in 1980 with a mission to promote art to the public, hold an annual show and conduct a workshop instructed by nationally known instructors and artists. Showcasing colorful, luminous watercolors, the show presents original pieces by artists from Key Largo to Key West. Prints are also available for purchase. Visit this event to view the collection and vote for your favorite. As a gesture of “Artists Helping the Arts”, a percentage of all sales benefits the MCT. Located in the main gallery of the Marathon Community Theater (MM 49.5) during the production of “The Sound of Music,” viewing is offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. or 7-9:30 p.m. Art Show viewing is also available during intermission on performance days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:jean@floridakeyswatercolorsociety.com” jean@floridakeyswatercolorsociety.com

 

Marathon / March 7 – April 6

Marathon Community Theater presents: The Sound of Music

When Maria proves too high-spirited and spunky for religious life at the Abbey, she is sent to serve as governess for the widowed Captain von Trapp’s seven children. She brings the sound and joy of music back into their lives. This final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, set in Austria at the start of World War II, was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Come get reacquainted with the von Trapp family and enjoy your favorite songs, including: The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Me and more. Check website for show times and tickets. Contact: 305-743-0994Email:  gm@marathontheater.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Lower Keys:

In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals

 

 

Key West / January 01 to December 31

  Gay Key West Trolley Tour

Enjoy a fabulous tour of Key West…with a twist. A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Departs from the City Hall Parking Lot, located on the corner of Angela and Simonton. Tickets $25. Can be purchased ONLINE or at the trolley, our G&L Visitor Center (located at 513 Truman), and many of our distinguished gay and lesbian guest houses.

 


Key West / February 13 – April 8

 Red Barn Theatre presents: Love, Loss and What I Wore

 

Nora Ephron’s wit defined an era. The Red Barn celebrates her life with her big Off-Broadway hit that ran for four years! Matters of the heart and matters of the closet combine in this comic and poignant scrapbook of stories shared by five women. Sunday/Monday only. Visit website for show dates, times and tickets. Contact: 305-296-9911Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:info@redbarntheatre.com” info@redbarntheatre.com

 

Key West / March 5 – 30

Waterfront Playhouse presents: The Drowsy Chaperone

The BIG musical is back at the Waterfront Playhouse. With over 20 set changes, 250 costumes and a cast of 18 performers, The Drowsy Chaperone is musical comedy magic. Mayhem, mix-ups and a gay (in the old sense of the word) wedding mark the hijinks of The Drowsy Chaperone. Showtime 8 p.m. Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015Email:  HYPERLINK “mailto:Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org” Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

 

 

Key West / March 30

 Fish Earth Day & Hook Kids on Fishing Program

In partnership with other like-minded organizations, the Anglers for Conservation and Mote Marine Laboratory is coordinating a Fish Earth Day using the Anglers for Conservation’s Hook Kids on Fishing Program, in celebration of Earth Day. Is there any better way to celebrate Earth Day 2013 than bringing families together fishing and learning about the our planet Earth? The Key West Hook Kids on Fishing program will take place at the Eco Discovery Center, directly across from Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome along with their parents. The first 100 kids registered may receive a free rod and reel.  HYPERLINK “http://www.keysoceanfest.org/Page_2.html” Registration online is required. Contact: 305-809-4750

 

Key West / March 30

 Mote Marine presents: 4th Annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival and Waterfront Craft Show

Located at the Eco-Discovery Center, 32 East Quay Road, Truman Waterfront Old Town, the festival is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., for all ages and celebrates the Keys’ marine environment. It is a fundraiser for Mote Marine Laboratory’s Coral Reef Restoration Programs. Highlights include kids’ activities, a fishing seminar for kids — the first 100 kids under age 12 who are  HYPERLINK “http://www.keysoceanfest.org/Page_2.html” registered online receive a free rod — live entertainment all day, more than 70 arts, crafts, food vendors & exhibitors as well as a silent auction. Howard Livingston and the MM 24 Band are to headline the day of fun. Contact: Roberta 305-292-7963; Jason 305-393-6022

 

Key West / March 30

  Mote Marine presents: Inaugural Tuna Trot Race for the Reef 5K Run/Walk

A Key West Southernmost Runners sanctioned 5K race, the event starts at 8 a.m. from Eco-Discovery Center, 32 East Quay Road, Truman Waterfront Old Town. Race day registration is at 7 a.m., adults $30, age 13-18 years $20, 12 & under free with an adult. Awards are to be given to Male and Female Overall Winners, Masters (over 40) winners and more. Walker Awards will go to the first five male and female walkers. First 200 participants are to register receive a free t-shirt. Register online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.active.com” active.com. Also, a Kids Fun Run follows after the race, along a half-mile course. Contact: Roberta 305-292-7963; Jason 305-393-6022

 

Key West / March 31

 Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center presents: Free Environmental Films Series

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary invites the public to enjoy free environmentally-themed documentary films every Sunday through March 31, 2013 at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. Each Sunday, doors to the center will open at 1 p.m. and sanctuary staff will show documentaries at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the center’s theater. These award-winning documentaries address environmental topics including climate change, marine debris, energy efficiency and resource protection. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road, on the Truman Waterfront next to Fort Zachary Taylor State Park Today’s topics: 2 p.m. “Ocean Frontiers” (Green Fire Productions, 80 minutes) and 4 p.m. “1421: The Year China Discovered America” (PBS, 114 minutes) Contact: Movie-line 305-809-4755

Key Largo / March 31

 

 13th Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt


The Easter bunny hosts this annual underwater egg hunt off Key Largo to benefit Kids in Special Situations, a local charity for needy children. Famous for his up-close creature feature dives with his undersea friends, Captain Spencer Slate of Atlantis Dive Center, clad in a giant bunny suit and dive gear, hides brightly coloured Easter eggs for ardent bounty hunters on the sand, adjacent to a shallow coral reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Real eggs and nontoxic colourings are used to avoid any negative environmental impact. Open to divers and snorkelers, check-in at 8 a.m. Dive is scheduled to depart the dock at 8:30 a.m., must register prior to event, specially priced rates available. Contact: 305-451-3020

 

These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re comig down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …

 

Visit our blog next Monday with updated happenings in the Florida Keys…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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