This Week in the Florida Keys

The Upper Keys: Islamorada and Key Largo



Mar. 30, 2017 – Sep. 4History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit
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 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
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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.

 

Aug. 2, 2017 – Aug. 30, 2017
August Movie Matinees at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
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Every Wednesday in August cool off in the air conditioned movie theater inside the Discovery Center! Movie matinee begins at 2 p.m., and include those movies made in or about the Florida Keys. Members pay $5, non-members $10. Keys History & Discovery Center is located on property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, MM 82.


Aug. 9, 2017
Reef Environmental Education Foundation presents: Lionfish Jewelry Workshops
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Want to learn abut lionfish while making jewelry? Enjoy a 7 p.m. lecture from REEF about the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lion fish, its impacts, current research findings, collecting tools and techniques and more. Jewelry created at the workshop will be ready to take home that evening. Fee is $30 per person, includes materials, food/beverages.

The Middle Keys-

Quiet in the Middle Keys This Week

 

The Lower Keys-  Key West



Apr. 7, 2017 – Nov. 30, 2017 -
Key West Fishing Tournament
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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!
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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.

Aug. 3, 2017 – Sep. 23, 2017
Summer Exhibition at The Studios of Key West: Made in Havana/Made in Key West
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This summer, many of Cuba’s preeminent artists are featured at The Studios of Key West. Currently included are three who are in the prestigious Venice Biennale. The work of Robert Fabelo, Abel Barroso and Mabel Poblet will be shown here in the Sanger Gallery, alongside the work of several Key West and Cuban artists who have been inspired by the relationship between the islands. A special addition to the show is work by Carole A. Feuerman, a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealis. The Studios of Key West is located at 533 Eaton Street.

Aug. 10, 2017 – Aug. 13, 2017
21st Annual Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration!
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Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.

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