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Florida Keys Events Calendar

Florida Keys Calendar of Events for January, 2015

Marathon /
January 8
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Harvey tells the tale of Elwood P. Dowd, who brings a guest to a social party thrown by his sister, Veta. Much to the dismay of his sister, Elwood introduces his guest and best-friend Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit, to everyone at the party. Things do not go as planned when Veta attempts to remove Elwood and Harvey from her life via sanitarium. Hilarity ensues.

Contact: 305-743-0994
Email: gm@marathontheater.org
Key West /
January 13
February 17
Register for the Florida Keys Community College's "Sanctuary Seminar," a six-week, non-credit lecture series hosted by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Lectures are Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., from January 13 - February 17, 2015 at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. The tuition fee is $19 for all six lectures. Anyone interested in the marine life and maritime heritage of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can learn more in this series where experts share their knowledge of ecological and cultural resources of the sanctuary.

Contact: Register: 305-809-3185
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov
Key West /
January 28
February 1
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Top chefs and restaurateurs showcase their culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a tasty schedule of events for food, wine and beer lovers alike. Attendees can participate in a slew of food-related adventurous events, brewing competitions and muchmore. Visit website for all festival happenings.

Contact: 800-474-4319; 305-304-5218
Email: info@keywestfoodandwinefestival.com
Key West /
January 29
31
Big king mackerel migrate to the waters around Key West each winter, and a fittingly large prize awaits the winner of this challenge. The angler who weighs in the heaviest mackerel, also known as kingfish, is to go home with $10,000.

Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
Email: lee@murraymarine.com
Key West /
January 29
31
Cuda Bowl
Shallow water flats anglers and guides are invited to hook-up and fight their barracuda rivals. Event is to be headquartered at Hurricane Hole Marina, Stock Island. Prizes and trophies are to be awarded for top angler and guide in light tackle spin and fly divisions.

Contact: Justin or Loren Rea 305-744-0903
Email: info@cudabowl.com
Key Largo /
January 31
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A free concert at Murray Nelson Government & Cultural Center Park, MM 102, Bayside. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Conductor Bobby Keating, a Miami music educator, freelance performer and adjunct trumpet teacher at Miami Dade College is to share his vibrant personal style with the local musicians as he leads the performance that features tunes from the worlds of stage and screen -- John Williams' movie scores, Broadway melodies and toe-tappers from Irving Berlin.

Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: heinerdonna@yahoo.com
Islamorada /
January 31
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Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series provides anglers of all experience levels valuable techniques and tips for fishing. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event is to be staged at the Coral Shores High School's Performing Arts Theater, mile marker 89.9 oceanside. George Poveromo, host of "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing" on NBC Sports Network and editor-at-large for "Salt Water Sportsman" magazine is to headline the program alongside a series of veteran Florida Keys-based fishing guides.

Contact: 1-800-448-7360

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