This Week’s HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys

The Upper Keys: Islamorada and Key Largo

 

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Mar. 30, 2017 – Sep. 4History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit
 305-664-9737
Enjoy a special exhibit celebrating and honoring the Spiegel Grove, intentionally sunk 15 years ago off Key Largo. This exhibits highlights all who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts in preparing her for sinking and the environmental impact the artificial reef has had on the area. The exhibit is to be on display through Labor Day.

Jun. 9, 2017 – Jun. 10, 2017
Fifth Annual Ladies Dolphin Tournament
Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, this event welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish, as well as junior anglers under 16 years of age. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers, and for the largest dolphin caught.

Jun. 13, 2017 – Jun. 15, 2017
40th Annual Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament
Heidi Nute 917-607-8779
The Ladies Tarpon Fly is an all release, fly fishing invitational that has attracted many premier lady fly anglers and guides throughout its history. Whether your favorite species is tarpon or you are looking to put another feather in your cap, the tournament participants range from the expert to the novice who is trying to improve her fishing skills.

 

The Middle Keys-


Jun. 10, 2017
Marathon Community Theater presents: Tah Dance!
305-743-0994 W
Join an evening with the theater’s ninth annual community dance showcase. Performance starts at 8 p.m.

 

 


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The Lower Keys-  Key West

Jun. 5, 2017 – Jun. 10, 2017
Don Hawley Tarpon Fly Tournament
The world’s top fly-rod anglers endure a five-day test of patience and finesse, fishing Keys waters using fly tackle and 12-pound tippet. Named for the late fly fisherman and conservationist Don Hawley, the annual tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional fishing guides and supporting backcountry fishery conservation programs.

Jun. 10, 2017
Key West Island Swim: FKCC Swim Around Key West
Lori Bosco 305-809-3562
The officially sanctioned event is a 12.5-mile swim clockwise around the island of Key West that is open to all age groups. Individual swimmers and relay teams can compete. The route takes swimmers through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, ending where they began at Higgs Beach.

Jun. 10, 2017
Fifth Annual VFW Fishing Tournament
Curly McGinn (305) 304-1182
Sponsored by the Southernmost VFW Post 3911, this family oriented tournament offers cash prizes for dolphin, wahoo, tuna, snapper and grouper, along with prizes for heaviest fish by a lady angler, heaviest fish by a juvenile angler, pee-wee and active service member. Heaviest Dolphin is worth $2,500. Entry fee $200 per boat By May 19, 2017; $250 per boat after May 19, 2017. All proceeds benefit disabled and veterans in need throughout Monroe County.
Jun. 10, 2017
Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Finale
Regional winners from LGBT bars in 17 North American cities are to compete to create an original Key West cocktail that reflects the island’s sunny community spirit. The hotly contested final round starts at 7 p.m. on an open-air stage in the 700 block of Duval Street, with national and regional celebrity judges.

Jun. 1, 2017 – Jun. 29, 2017
Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS
305-296-6706
A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St

Apr. 6, 2017 – Jul. 31, 2017 
-Key West Art Garden 2017
    305-296-1504 
 Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore a unique blend of sculptured art with Mother Nature that enhances both. The Key West Art Garden showcases local artist’s art work made mostly out of recycled materials displayed as part of nature within the beautiful grounds of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Art displayed throughout the garden allows visitors to reignite their sense of exploration finding each treasure and appreciating the workmanship in the nature and art. An opening reception to meet the artists and unveiling is to be held on Wed., April 26 from 4-6 p.m. with art walk to follow.


Apr. 7, 2017 – Nov. 30, 2017 -
Key West Fishing Tournament
   305-923-5934 
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.

May. 19, 2017 – Aug. 11, 2017

Key Lime Pie-Making Class: Make Your Own Mini-Pie!
855-SWT-PETE
Go behind the scenes at Key West’s sweetest spot for key lime pie and learn to make Key Lime Pie Co.’s award-winning recipe of all-natural ingredients. In this class held each Friday, each participant will make his/her own mini key lime pie of graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped topping—tasting encouraged! Experience pie making in our live kitchen—under the tutelage of one of our seasoned pie makers—where thousands of delicious key lime pies are made every week! After creating your mini pie masterpiece, you can pack it up for later or relax and savor right away. Class is approximately 1 hour in duration; $20 per person. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Jun. 8, 2017
Key West Theater presents: Dave Mason
305-985-0433
Fans can expect to hear such classics as “Feelin’ Alright,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “We Just Disagree” and “Only You Know and I Know,” which appears on the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s Alone Together album. Starts at 8 p.m.

 

Jun. 7, 2017 – Jun. 11, 2017
Key West Pride
Matt Hon 305-294-4603
Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! The five-day schedule includes daytime pool and beach parties, late-night drag shows, on-the-water adventures ranging from snorkeling and kayaking to glass-bottom boat tours, a street fair, a 10k relay for tutu-wearing runners and walkers, and pageants to select Mr., Miss and Ms. Key West Pride.

 

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