Events in Islamorada and the Upper Keys
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February 01 to February 28
Ruth Gilmore Langs Art Exhibit
This exhibit will be held throughout February and continue until March 27 at The Gallery at Ocean Sotheby's International Realty MM81.9 (O) in Islamorada. Gallery hours are 9-5pm Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Preview this fabulous new art gallery exhibit featuring Ruth Gilmore Lang's and her collections of abstract originals inspired by the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Alexander String Quartet- FLKCA
Concert #3 - Tuesday - Alexander String Quartet - "Finishing the Beethoven Cycle" - one of the world's premier ensembles -powerful performance of chamber music *****For instructions as to how/where to purchase tickets and for information on the other concerts, please visit www.floridakeysconcerts.com ***** This event is $25 for a single ticket. Only $95 for all SIX fabulous concerts! Reserve your tickets today!!!
February 03 to February 12
Traffic Alert - 18 Mile Stretch
2/3-5 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and 2/9-12 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)-FDOT to Resume 18-Mile Stretch Nighttime Repairs Northbound lane to be detoured to Card Sound Road during construction. Overnight repairs are scheduled to begin at 8pm each night and continue until 5:30am the next morning. The normal $1 Card Sound Road toll is to be suspended for northbound traffic only during detour hours. Also in construction zones, primarily between mile markers 108 and 112, the speed limit for southbound traffic is to be reduced. Law enforcement officers are to be positioned south of mile marker 108 to administrate the detour. Motorists traveling northbound to venues located on Ramp E or Yacht Club Drive (including Gilbert's and the Anchorage) should inform officers of their intention and they will be directed through the construction zone to those venues. FDOT officials advise that schedule changes are possible in the event of inclement weather.
Contact: TDC - 305-296-1552 or 1-800-648-5510
Astronomy Tonight - Crane Point Educational Program
The second module of the program "Observing the Night Sky - Binoculars and Telescopes" begins Tuesday 2/3/15 from 6pm to 9pm at the Cracker House on Crane Point Museum and Nature Center at MM50 (B). An educational program for lifelong learners ages 21 and older. This program consists of a series of three modules with four sessions of 3-hour classes each. These modules will take participants through a basic understanding of how the study of Astronomy began to join those that are now looking for habitable planets in other systems far away. Additional modules are scheduled for 2/10/15 Understanding our Solar System - The Sun and the Planets, and 2/14/15 Solar Observations - Cost is $100 for registration prior to 1/9/15 and $125 after so call 305-743-8889 or 305-394-0975
February 05 to February 07
Nunsense Jamboree by the Key Players
At the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center. This is a Community Theater event. Doors open 7pm, Seating 7:30, Curtain at 8pm Admission cost: $20. This is a Musical Comedy for all ages. Come join those wacky little Sisters of Hoboken on a cross-country tour promoting Sister Amnesia's new album, "I Could've Gone to Nashville. Buy tickets on line through their website.
Blues Dinner Cruise - Island Time Cruises
Thursday 2/5 from 7pm-9:30pm on the 78' paddlewheel river boat of the Island Time Cruises located at MM104 (B). Presenting the JW Jones Band in concert in an exclusive up close venue while enjoying the 2½ hour dinner cruise. Drink up at the Island bar and eat up on the sumptuous barbecue dinner buffet in the gorgeous dining salon. Watch as the islands slip by. After dinner, move to the upper deck for an intimate concert. Each deck has a full bar. Limited seats are available. $45/person
Contact: Jeanne 305-453-0001 or book online
Yappy Hour - MarrVelous Pet Rescues
2/5 from 6-8pm at the Lorelei Restaurant and Cabana Bar MM82 (B)*** Friendly, leashed pets are welcomed with their owners ~ Adopt, Foster, Sponsor, Donate or Advocate Save a Life Today~
Contact: Kat at 305-453-1315
Full Moon Party - Morada Bay Beach Cafe
Friday 2/6 - The No. 1 Nocturnal Party! The Morada Bay Full Moon Party is a fun and friendly celebration for the local community and visitors alike. Come and enjoy the beach BBQ, signature cocktails, live music, performers, junkanoo band and fireworks! Morada Bay Beach $20 - Pierre's Lounge $30 - MM81.6 (B) - Please bring a blanket, as no outside seating can be brought into the property. No young adults under the age of 21 are allowed to participate without parental supervision.
February 06 to February 08
The entire proceeds of this show benefit Take Stock In Children. Friday, Feb 6th and 7th at 8PM, Feb 8th at 2PM at The Murray T. Nelson Government and Cultural Center MM102 (B). Directed by Debra Ginsberg. Musical Director Doug Mickel, in association with The Monroe County Education Foundation and The Friends of The Key Largo Cultural Center.
Coral Isles Church Winter Festival
Saturday 2/07 from 9am to 3pm at the Coral Isles Church MM 90 (O) in Islamorada - Fundraiser - Free Admission - Live music all day, "Buy it Now" at a great price auction items, artist and vendor booths, huge yard sale, kid's activities, doggie spa, great food, beer and wine, bake sale - A fun day for the whole family for a great cause! Please join us!
Contact: Susan 305-393-0214
Looking Good in the Neighborhood Fundraiser - Islamorada Moose Lodge
Saturday 2/07 from Noon to 4pm at the Islamorada Moose Lodge MM81.5 (O)***Donated items of new and gently worn clothing and accessories and new purses filled with surprises!!!$20 adv/$25 door***Tickets available at MARC in Tavernier (behind Coral Isles Church) and Islamorada Moose Lodge. Public welcome!
IRA Sullivans INTER/OUTER CONTINENTAL QUINTET - ICE
Sunday 2/8 starting at 7:30pm at the ICE Amphitheater in Founders Park MM 87 (B) - Hyperbole surrounds Ira Sullivan. It is evident in both his music and his life. His talent has been called "Pure lyric," "Fire," "Formidable," "Complex," "Ornate," "Unparalleled," "Haunting," or, more simply, "Legend." World class multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan plays trumpet, flugelhorn, peckhorn, tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, and an occasional round of drums, all of them impeccably and not as a gimmick. A master of almost the entire range of brass and reed instruments, he is known for his ability to come in cold and turn in a stellar performance. ICE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents. For more details, please call.
Astronomy Tonight - Crane Point Educational Program
The third module of the program "Understanding our Solar System - The Sun and the Planets" begins Tuesday 2/10/15 from 6pm to 9pm at the Cracker House on Crane Point Museum and Nature Center at MM50 (B). An educational program for lifelong learners ages 21 and older. This program consists of a series of three modules with four sessions of 3-hour classes each. These modules will take participants through a basic understanding of how the study of Astronomy began to join those that are now looking for habitable planets in other systems far away. The final module is scheduled for 2/14/15 Solar Observations - Cost is $100 for registration prior to 1/9/15 and $125 after so call 305-743-8889 or 305-394-0975
Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Michael Brown - FLKCA
Concert #4 - Tuesday - Michael Brown is a prize winning pianist and composer from Julliard and has been praised in the New York Times as a "young piano visionary" with "powerful technique and a vivid imagination". He has performed at Carnegie Hall and in four continents. *****For instructions as to how/where to purchase tickets and for information on the other concerts, please visit www.floridakeysconcerts.com ***** This event is $25 for a single ticket. Only $95 for all SIX fabulous concerts! Reserve your tickets today!!!
The Connections Project III - Florida Keys Council of the Arts
Thursday 2/12 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Ocean/Sotheby's International Realty, 81.8 (B) in Islamorada. Exhibit ends February 25 and moves to another location in the Florida Keys. The road show began in Key Largo in January and will conclude in Key West in May. This is the third year of the traveling fundraiser featuring a 24-foot vibrant mosaic containing nearly 400 canvases, created by local artists and art enthusiasts. The mosaic showcases the diverse and unique talent of artists and citizens of the Florida Keys. Patrons can collect art too by making a $35 donation for one canvas or a $100 donation for three at any reception or online at www.keysarts.com - Once the road show has ended, donors will receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work will include an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artists thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds directly benefit Keys artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants, including the Artists in Schools grant, the audience development grant known as ArtReach and a Special Projects grant. The mosaic mural will be on exhibition in each location for about a week before going on the road to the next event. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be available at the receptions. More details are on the website or call.
February 12 to February 14
Nunsense Jamboree - Community Theater by The Key Players
Thursday 2/12 until Saturday 2/14 at the Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center MM102 (B)*** Doors open 7pm, Seating 7:30, Curtain at 8pm***Come join those wacky little Sisters of Hoboken on a cross-country tour promoting Sister Amnesia's new album, "I Could've Gone to Nashville". $20/person*** Buy tickets on line through our website, or at the usual ticket locations.
"Friday the 13th" movie night - History of Diving Museum
Friday 2/13 at 7pm at the 82.9 (B)***"Friday the 13th" movie night is the first of the 2015 movie series. We will be showing Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus in the Museum library with free pizza and beer. We recommend arriving by 6:45 to make sure you get a good seat. Space is limited, so reserve your seat.
Email: Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie Night - IBC Tasting Room
Friday 2/13 starting at 7:30pm***It's movie night at the Islamorada Beer Company MM82.2 (O)*** Featuring "Valentine's Day". Bring your own chair - Pizza truck will be on hand - All welcome!!!
February 14 to February 15
6th Annual Islamorada Chili Cook Off - Moose Lodge 2151
Saturday 2/14 at 11am thru Sunday 2/15 at 5pm at the Islamorada Moose Lodge located at 81573 Old Highway in Islamorada - Mark your calendar...the Chili Chicks and Country Dance World Champions will return this year.
Astronomy Tonight - Crane Point Educational Program
The final module of the program " Solar Observations" begins Tuesday 2/14/15 from 6pm to 9pm at the Cracker House on Crane Point Museum and Nature Center at MM50 (B). An educational program for lifelong learners ages 21 and older. This program consists of a series of three modules with four sessions of 3-hour classes each. These modules will take participants through a basic understanding of how the study of Astronomy began to join those that are now looking for habitable planets in other systems far away. Cost is $100 for registration prior to 1/9/15 and $125 after so call 305-743-8889 or 305-394-0975
Mangrove Marina Merchant Event
Mangrove Marina (mm 91.7 bayside behind Froggies Gym) is hosting their Mangrove Marina Merchant Event from 11am to 6pm. Vendors are welcome to join with a 10x10 booth for free and admission is free for the public to attend as well. Joey Naples will be broadcasting live. The George Campbell Band will also be performing live. There will be a boat dealer, BBQ, Music and water fun activities. Vendor space is limited. First come first serve.
Contact: Heidi 954-448-5151
Valentine Day Dinner Cruise - Island Time Cruises
Saturday 2/14 from 5:30pm - 8pm at Island Time Cruises located at MM104 (B)*** Boarding at 4:30pm and departure at 5:30pm. Check in at the Pink Beach House, then stroll through the sand to the 78' paddlewheel river boat to begin your evening on the water. Take in the tropical sounds of the Islands and watch the sun set on the 2.5-hour Sunset Cruise. A night of fun and dancing beneath the Florida Keys' stars, as our local DJ entertains with a wide selection of music***Other highlights of the cruise are a Caribbean Style BBQ Dinner that includes BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork and Brisket, Macaroni and Cheese, Salad and Rolls plus 2 bars on board with drink specials, limbo contests, live music and more. Partake in our nightly Conch Shell Contest and you could be a winner! $45/person
Contact: Jeanne 305-453-0001 or book online
Valentine Dinner/Dance with Elvis - Florida Keys Elks #1872
Saturday 2/14 begins at 6pm at the Elks Lodge MM 92.6 (B)***Dinner, Dance and Show***$30 in advance and $35 at the door***Cocktails, Music for dancing, Elvis performing and Mr. Bling Bob Bunz pre show***Everyone Welcome!
February After Hours
The February After Hours will be Hosted by Smuggler's Cove Resort and Marina from 5:30 until 7:30. They are located at mile marker 85.5 on the Bayside.
Contact: Kim or Judy 305-664-4503
The Dogs and Jasons Argo - Crane Point's Evening with the Stars Series
Tuesday 2/17 starting at 6pm and concludes at 9pm - Join us at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center MM50 (B) for the third of the stargazing series. Elizabeth Moore, NASA Solar System Education and Jay Elliot will facilitate the program. Cost is $6 per person and children under 6 are free. No reservations are required. Meet at the steps of the museum. Please come dressed for outdoor evening weather. Closed-toe shoes preferred and if you have binoculars and a flashlight, bring them. An additional astronomy program is scheduled for 3/17/15 - All dates are weather permitting.
Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - An Evening of Opera Highlights - FLKCA
Concert #5 - Tuesday - An Evening of Opera Highlights - Back by popular demand...another thrilling evening of wonderful arias and duets from the world of great opera.*****For instructions as to how/where to purchase tickets and for information on the other concerts, please visit www.floridakeysconcerts.com ***** This event is $25 for a single ticket. Only $95 for all SIX fabulous concerts! Reserve your tickets today!!!
FIRM (Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe) - Annual Meeting Upper Keys
Tuesday 2/17 from 5:30 to 7:00pm at BOCC Chambers, Murray Nelson Government Center, 102(B)***FIRM invites all residents of Monroe County to its series of Annual Meetings. During each of the meetings, FIRM President Mel Montagne and Vice President Heather Carruthers will provide an overview of FIRMs recent successes and activities, its 2015 legislative priorities for ensuring fair flood and windstorm insurance rates for property owners in the Keys, and FIRMs increasing emphasis on community outreach, research, and actions to enable policyholders to reduce their property insurance rates. FIRM was founded nine years ago to combat escalating windstorm insurance premiums in the Florida Keys. Year after year, FIRM works to hold back more increases and changes in coverage that adversely affect Keys residents.
Contact: (305) 509-2122
Muriel Anderson Acoustic Show - ICE
Wednesday 2/18 starting at 7:30pm - At the Ice Amphitheater in Founders Park MM 87 (B) - One of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. An engaging performer, her obvious joy of music, humor, and facility across musical genres is revered by guitarists and audiences worldwide. She is a prolific composer of music on guitar and harp guitar. ICE is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality entertainment and cultural events to Upper Keys residents. For more details, please call.
South Florida Symphony's Masterworks Concert Series
2014-15 February Series, Wednesday in Key West - Love, Loss, Redemption Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture Sibelius: Violin Concerto CheeYun, violin Brahms: Symphony No. 1***All Monroe County concerts are held at the Tennessee Williams Theatre in Key West.
Dunk-A-Lawyer for charity! Rob Stober is going for the title of Big Kahuna, a title reserved for the individual who raises the most money for the Good Health Clinic in any given year. This year the Islamorada Chamber is rooting for our own Board Member, Rob! This event will be held at Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel and mm 90 (O) from 5:30 until 8pm. There will be food and drinks, a dunk tank and raffles. The Good Health Clinic is a provides free medical care for lower income uninsured residents.
Contact: Rob Stober 305-852-8440
Fashion For Feathers Benefit - Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
Friday 2/20/15 from 6-9pm at the Banyan Tree Boutique & Tropical Garden MM81.2 (O)- Help support the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center while enjoying the latest fashion trends.
Ocean Life 2014-2015 Series - Lecture 5
LITERATURE OF THE SEAS: ENERGY COMMODITIES AND CONSERVATION presented by Dr. Heidi Scott - The Ocean Life series brings renowned researchers and academics to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages. It is hosted by FIU's School of Environment, Arts and Society and the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center. All lectures are free and open to the public - 6pm Meet and Greet - Lectures begin at 7pm at the Murray E. Nelson Government Cultural Center MM102 Bayside
February 21 to February 22
Gigantic Nautical Flea Market - Upper Keys Rotary
Saturday 2/21 and Sunday 2/22 starting at 8am at Founders Park MM87(B) - Over 200 vendors - Bargains on boating, fishing, diving and nautical themed gear. Treasures run from boats, motors, anchors, davits, and lures to sun dresses, jewelry, and sun glasses. Small vendors bring in specialty items from around the country and large companies offer special show-priced packages on boats, motors, and other nautical gear. Free shuttle bus service from Coral Shores High School MM90(O) to Founders Park. This event raises money for college scholarships for Upper Keys youth.
Contact: (305) 712-1818
UF/IFAS Extension PLANT CLINIC
The Islamorada Master Gardener Plant Clinic will be held on the third Saturday each month in the meeting room of the Islamorada Public Library, 81830 Overseas Highway as follows: February 21 and March 21. Residents may bring plant problem samples free of charge to the clinic. Please download the clinics brochure ahead of time to ensure that you follow the proper instructions for samples including trees, insects, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, shrubs and grasses. http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/Hort/Plant_Clinics_Flyers/Islamorada-Plant-Clinic-Brochure-2014-15.pd
Contact: Kim Gabel
Oscar Night Fundraiser - Treasure Village Montessori
Sunday 2/22 from 6-11pm at Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill MM104 (O)*** Dress up and join us on the red carpet to watch the 87th Academy Awards! $60 Donation gets you fabulous appetizers and a flute of champagne. Please call for details.
Florida Keys Concert Series 2015 - Anagnoson and Kinton - FLKCA
Concert #6 - Tuesday - James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton - experience the energy, fluidity and outstanding artistry of this legendary Canadian piano duo. Their extraordinary musical performances have been celebrated for decades throughout the world. *****For instructions as to how/where to purchase tickets and for information on the other concerts, please visit www.floridakeysconcerts.com ***** This event is $25 for a single ticket. Only $95 for all SIX fabulous concerts! Reserve your tickets today!!!
February Chamber Luncheon
The February Chamber Luncheon will be held at the Islamorada Fishing Club, located at 104 Madeira Road, mile marker 82 (B) at 11:45. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please remember to call to RSVP. Cost to attend is $20 for members and $22 for non members.
Contact: Kim 305-664-4503
Garden Walk 2015 - Garden Club of the Upper Keys
Friday 10 to 4pm (Rain or Shine)- Join us for our 36th annual Garden Walk-- "Private Edens"-- a self-guided tour of distinctive gardens in the Upper Keys not otherwise available for viewing. Your $25 Donation includes complimentary beverages and garden tea party at the Francis Tracy Garden Center MM94 (B), with music, art show, artisans, plant sales and unique vendors.
Luau Benefit - Good Health Clinic
Saturday 2/28/15 from 6-10pm at Island Grill at Mandalay located at 80 East Second Street near MM97.5 (O)***A night of Luau fun benefiting the Good Health Clinic! Luau feast, silent auction, raffle, bar, entertainment ... and the Big Kahuna Contest Award Ceremony! Get out your Tommy Bahama shirts and flip-flops, come celebrate and see which of our community nominated Kahunas will be crowned the 2015 Big Kahuna for raising the most funds in support of the Good Health Clinic! Kahuna Contestants: Jay Frins (ASAP Construction), Dirk Smits (Law Office of Vernis & Bowling), Rob Stober (Law Office of Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel, LLP)and Roger Young (Islamorada Brick Company). Tickets Available online www.eventbrite.comor from from a Kahuna, FreeWheeler Realty (Key Largo or Islamorada) and Island Grill South.
Contact: (305) 853-1788
Mardi Gras Murder at the Four Deuces - Theatre by The Key Players
Saturday 2/28/2015 6pm at the Florida Keys Elks Lodge #1872 MM92.6 (B)- A Murder Mystery Dinner***Mardi Gras Murder at the Four Deuces, performed by The Key Players, 4 course dinner, roaring 20's attire welcome***6pm cocktails - Admission: $32 in advance and $40 at the door
Taste Around the World with Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill
Saturday 2/28 from 6:30pm until 9:30pm at the Murray Nelson Government Center, MM 102 (B) - It's an Eat, Drink & be Merry Funraiser sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the Florida Keys & Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center***It's more than a culinary experience! 5 top Chef's from Islamorada to Key Largo will be offering tastings from around world. Zoo Miami's Goodwill Ambassador Ron Magill, will also present his world famous "Sex & the Animals" program for the first time in the Florida Keys. Silent auction & light spirits served*** $75.00/person - Only 200 tickets will be sold. Make your reservations today!
Community Health Fair - Mariners Hospital
Saturday 2/28 from 9am-12 noon at Mariners Hospital MM 91.5 (B) - This is a free event and there will be free healthcare screenings and assessments as well as information on services provided by the hospital and local area nonprofit healthcare providers.
Florida Keys Community Concert Band - Pet Parade
Saturday 2/28 from 4 to 5pm at the ICE Amphitheater located in Founders Park MM87 (B). FREE Admission - Bring a chair or spread a blanket and grab some munchies! Come early for a good spot. For more information, please call Founders Park at 305-853-1685 or visit www.keyscommunityconcertband.org
Contact: FKCCB 305-853-7294