What to Do This Week 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.

Jul. 19, 2017 & August 16th, 2017
Immerse Yourself! Free Lecture Series
305-664-9737 Website
Every third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a free presentation! Starts at 7 p.m. This month’s topic is Mooring Buoys and Benefits, featuring speakers John and Jody Halas. The History of Diving Museum is located at mile marker 83. Exhibits are open

Jul. 22, 2017 – Jul. 26, 2017
Information Booth for Spiny Lobster Sport Season
Located at Key Largo’s Waldorf Plaza, mile marker 100 oceanside near the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. Planned hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Wednesday, July 26, in front of Divers Direct. The plaza is located on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 1. Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are to demonstrate how to properly measure harvested lobsters and provide the latest lobster-catching rules and regulations, which includes a limit of six lobsters — each with a carapace measuring larger than three inches — per person, per day. Daily limits in the Keys and Biscayne National Park differ from those in other parts of Florida.

Jul. 27, 2017
Free Fish ID Class – Participate In The Great Annual Fish Count!
Allison Estape 305 794 5081
In July, participate in REEF’s Great Annual Fish Count by learning how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys reefs and submitting a REEF fish ID survey. Join Allison & Carlos Estape at REEF Headquarters (MM 98.3) at 7 p.m. to learn how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys Reefs. On your next dive/snorkel trip, fill in a REEF Volunteer Fish Survey and become a citizen scientist by submitting your sightings to REEF’s Global Fish Survey Database.

Jul. 28, 2017 – Jul. 29, 2017
Lionfish Derby for Divers
REEF 305-852-0030
Teams of up to four divers compete for cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win for most, largest and smallest lionfish. The Upper Keys derby is held at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Visit REEF website to register; teams of up to four people can join. Divers can participate in a derby from their own private vessel or join a professional dive operator’s charter.

 

The Middle Keys-

Quiet in the Middle Keys This Week

 

The Lower Keys-  Key West

Jul. 6, 2017 – Jul. 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.

 

 

Jul. 20, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017
Key Lime Pie-Making Class: Make Your Own Mini-Pie!
855-SWT-PETE W
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 Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., 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.

 

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