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Apr 172014

seahorseVarious environmental topics are featured in a set of free programs  offered in Key Largo.

The next program about ocean drones presented by FIU assistant professor Kevin Boswell is 7 p.m. April 18, with a meet and greet at 6 p.m.

The programs are supported by by Florida International University School of Environment, Arts and Society and the Friends of Key Largo Cultural Center at the Government and Cultural Center in Key Largo.

Information is on the website or  or 305-396-7000

 Posted by on April 17, 2014
Apr 132014

kl resortFlorida residents booking vacations at a Key Largo resort should declare where they’re from.

Key Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort offers 10% discount to residents of the Sunshine State, with valid ID.

Some restrictions and exceptions  apply.

For the deal, reservations are required. The promo code is FR6 online or 800-228-9290

The resort features various other deals on its website.

 Posted by on April 13, 2014
Apr 102014

Stroll among art galleries and shops at free art walk events in The Florida Keys.

The art walk festivities in Key West and Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m.

In Key West, the  Studios of Key West and various art galleries and shops participate in  The Walk On White Gallery Walk  most third Thursdays of the month,  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Some of the venues offer refreshments and free entertainment. The  Studios of Key West is at  600 White Street, 305-296-0458

The Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada offers its art walk festivities most third Thursdays. The events are presented by the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, between mile marker 81 and mile marker 82,  phone 305-664-9100

 Posted by on April 10, 2014
Mar 312014

keysshowSavor the sounds of a local band at a free outdoor show in Islamorada.

The free event featuring local student musicians  is  4 p.m.  April 27.

The show is presented by the Keys Community Concert Band. at Islamorada Founders Park,  MM 87, Islamorada.

Blankets and lawn chairs are suggested. Information is on the website.

 Posted by on March 31, 2014