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Friday, November 29, 2019


NOVEMBER 29TH THRU DECEMBER 5, ETC., 2019……

FRIDAY   
HAPPY NOV.29 BIRTHDAY TO….SUPER GIRL, AUDREY SAMZ…TOM COAN … MARY SPEAR… QUEEN KATHLEEN GREER…TERRY GABERDIEL… SAMANTHA REYNOLDS… GLEN DOROW…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. GEORGE TILLMAN & LLOYD BRYANT.

DEAR READERS…Hoping each of you enjoyed a bountiful and beautiful Thanksgiving yesterday and got to celebrate with people you care about.  We are grateful for all the blessings we have…living on this unique and special Island, populated by the most interesting and colorful people anywhere…. and for this amazing climate!!!  The list is endless….But Thanksgiving has left the Island and NOW…. it is time to start “decking your halls with boughs of holly”…..and all those falalalas!!!  We will be heading for the MARC House to choose our Trees…. not exactly sure how ‘over the top’ we will be going this year… we shall see!

MARC HOUSE…. And speaking of the MARC House…. make sure you patronize this special place….. They have the BEST trees, wreathes, poinsettias, and decorations, and all for a great Cause!!!!!  They will be selling Trees every day until they are all sold…. and I know they get in several shipments during the season…. Enjoy!

MY WEBSITE…You can also read this blog in its entirety 24/7..anytime on my website with Conch TV… Just go to
www.conchtv.com/author/lynda … and Volia!  There I be!!!  Even a picture!!!!  Also, you can see the Sagittarius Birthday & Anniversary Lists and the Sag Personality!!!

SENDING ME INFO…. If you have something you would like to be promoted in this blog, let me know at least by next Wednesday, December 4.  Please include ALL essential details like time, date, place, and contact info too.

BUCKY MONGOMERY UPDATE…….
Bucky has been moved temporarily to an Assisted Living Facility until he can enter a brain rehab center….  and with therapy  Bucky’s memory will hopefully return and he will comprehend everything that has befallen him.  I urge you to please keep Bucky and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  Money to defray expanding costs needs to be raised,  If you can help, please call or text Destiny Montgomery, Bucky’s daughter, at 502-767-4742. 
    
*******PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….  As a proud Board Member of the Waterfront Playhouse for 13 years, I am hoping that you will take the time to read the following. Theaters aren’t able to rely on Ticket Sales alone to keep them going…that is only a tiny part of it.  In order to continue to present the kind of quality theater you have come to expect from us, we need YOU to help! If you are already a MEMBER of the Waterfront Playhouse Family, I ask that you consider deepening your commitment financially by becoming a member at a higher level than you had before.  Each level provides special perks and privileges….  BUT, the important thing is to look at it as not so much as ‘what you can get out of your membership’ but what you are giving and doing to provide Key West with the BEST Theater experience possible!  If you have Never been a Member of the Waterfront Playhouse before…. Know that we NEED YOUR HELP and support more than ever!…now right NOW!  You can go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 to order your membership….and you can see the Breakdown of what each Level of Membership provides.  You will be helping us beyond words! 

KEY WEST DINING SPECIALS!!!! 
TAVERN N TOWN…. Be seated by 6:30 pm and enjoy all entrees at $19.95.  Daily happy hour drink prices are 2 for 1 till 7 pm…. T n T always caters to the Locals!  Delish food, great music, lovely spot…
CAFE SOLE…..They are offering a 50% discount on all food between 5:30 & 7 pm.
SUN SUN AT CASA MARINA…. Has daily Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm….
HMF SIDECAR at CASA MARINA….open 6 to midnight… Happy Hour from 6 to 8 pm….tapas style menu features lighter fare.

****2020 AQUA IDOL FOR THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE….NOTE NEW CHANGE!!!  STARTS ON JAN. 22!!….. All you great Aqua Idol WP Fans…. Hear ye.. Hear ye!!!!  I will be  producing this Event again ….. but there will be a major change!  Mark your calendars…. for years we have presented it on Tuesdays…. but not this coming season.  It will be held on Wednesdays instead…. for many really good reasons!  We will start on Wednesday, January 22, 202…6:30-8:00 pm…. It will run through the end of March…. Ten weeks of superlative entertainment…  I am working , even now, at getting the very best group of vocalists ever!!!  It promises to be another fabulous season!!!!  Love to you and thanks for your support!!!

ROBIN DECK …FORMER KEY WEST ACTRESS….HOPES TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!  Christmas time is upon us… and we get all caught up in our own world of decorating, parties, gifts, etc.  Let us take a moment to remember one of Key West’s shining stars who has moved away…. that person is ROBIN DECK!  After a serious fall several years ago, Robin’s health started deteriorating.  The good news is that she has moved back to her home town and has a new address!!!  I KNOW she would LOVE to hear from you during the holidays, so I implore you to jot down her new address and send her a card, message, or anything you might think would cheer her up.  Her diabetes has also taken its toll, and Robin’s eyesight and movements are not stellar.  She is either in bed or a wheelchair.  Note that Robin was one of Key West’s most hilarious comedians and actresses and appeared on just about every stage in town.  This was her life here in KW for so many wonderful years, and she is missed.  Her address is:  ROBIN DECK….c/o HOLLYBROOK…. 505 RUSHING DR…. #50 … CARTERVILLE, ILLINOIS 62918.   Also… note that Robin’s birthday is December 27 so please make a note of that and try to send her good thoughts, and well-wishes.  Thankfully Robin has a few guardian angels looking after her…. when she lived in KW one of those angels was Maggie Webster who gave this info to me.  Maggie said that Robin has no family in Illinois but she has some caring friends from her high school days  and a wonderful caretaker looking after her.  God bless all those special angels in our lives!!!!  And God Bless ROBIN DECK!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…….Every Night of the Week!!!!  There is a fab Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm every single day… plus great piano bar music…. You will love it… sitting right at the piano has been resurrected and is so much fun to kibitz with those surrounding the pianist  … Special 50% off wine and drink prices plus delish food all 50% off!  821 Duval St. …..

BARBERSHOP CHORUS….Joe Tripp, Key West’s fave police officer and Aqua Idol Star, has started his Barbershop Singing Group…  If you would like to help out financially, he is looking to find investors ….needs $$$ for music, shirts and uniforms, rehearsal space, and eventually memberships in an organization.   If you have ideas, suggestions or can help…or know someone that can help Joe, please contact him at 813-477-3045 or email him at
Joelepro1@gmail.com.  You can send checks to Joe Tripp at PO Box 2374, Key West, FL 33040.  If you are interested in participating in the Chorus, contact Joe also. 

**HEY FOODIES OUT THERE!!!!   GREAT NEW AND UNIQUE NOVEMBER CULINARY WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED…… Some of the BEST and UNIQUE workshops and tasting you will EVER experience will be taking place by cookbook author Donna Shields.  #1… is the SECRETS OF CEVICHE …Classes are most Fridays beginning on Nov. 22 at Oldest House…$47 pp….. #2)  HEMP-CBD CULINARY WORKSHOP & CANNABIS DEEP DIVE SEMINAR … 2 consecutive days of programs (9-11 am) to begin Nov, 29/30, at Oldest House, $95 for Culinary Workshop and $75 for seminar or $155 for both……. #3 KEY WEST ISLAND KITCHEN CLASSES….This is a demo class, with tastings of dishes from Donna Shield’s ‘Caribbean Light’ Cookbook..held most Thurs. from noon to 2 beginning Nov. 21 at Shields home at 1715 Washington St.  $75 pp.     Call 305-967-1600 for more information or purchase tickets.  For tix and more info go to
https://dolceeventsandmarketing.com/colorado-cannabis-retreat….  OR… go to Key West Culinary Workshops on Facebook.    IF YOU HAVE A MINIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE & want to schedule your own private event, please call above number.  You can also email Donna at shieldsdonna12@gmail.coM

INFO ON CANNABIS WORKSHOPS….These will be followed by Cannabis Deep Dive Seminars offered at Anahara Spa at 1128 Duval where Donna Shields will be joined by other cannabis and healthcare professionals for straight talk on cannabis… talks will be about getting a med marijuana card in FLA and various methods of safely consuming marijuana.  Did this peak your interest?  The Cannabis classes begin on Nov. 29 & 30.  Donna is an expert on using the right dose of cannabis in cooking.

TAVERN N TOWN, NOV. 29,DEC.6,13,20,27…Mike Emerson performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge..

AT THE CUSTOM HOUSE.. RUNS THRU FEB. 9….KWAHS celebrates the ‘Literary History of Key West’….an exhibit…runs thru Feb. 9….281 Front St….The exhibit pays tribute to a selection of nearly 40 writers spanning generations and genres.  Authors past and present will be honored…. a must see!!!! 

BILL MELCHIOR AT AMERICAN LEGION HALL, NOV. 29…. Former Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol Winner, Bill Melchior, performs from 7 to 10 pm at this spot on Stock Island on College Rd.

TROPIC CINEMA, NOV. 29…DEC.5…. KNIVES OUT….. THE IRISHMAN…. JOJO RABBIT….

AT THE REGAL CINEMA… NOV. 29-DEC.5.. Charlie’s Angels…Ford & Ferrari…. Last Christmas….. Midway….. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil….Frozen II

MARJORY LEE NOV.29….From 1 to 4 pm, Marjory is at Sunset Pier…. From 5 to 8 pm, She performs at The Gates Hotel.

SCHOONER WHARF, NOV. 29,30… 5 pm, Michael McCloud…The Raven Cooper Band,  from 6:45-11:45 pm… 

PIER HOUSE, NOV. 29… Karri Daley performs from noon to 3 pm…..

ISLAND DOGS….NOV.29,DEC.6,12….Karri Daley performs from 6 to 10 pm with Joe the Show….505 Front St.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, NOV.29….The delightful Nancy 3 Hoffman performs at the piano from 5-7 pm.  

COMEDY KEY WEST…. NOV. 29…Doors open at 7:30…showtime with Local Comics starts it off… then the headliner performs… always hilarious!  

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., NOV.29.. Mike Naughton from 6 to 10 pm. 

SMOKIN TUNA, NOV. 29,30& DEC. 6 &7… Scott Kirby at 5 pm  Clifton….. 9 pm, Caffeine Carl & Friends….

BLUE HEAVEN, NOV. 29.. Lance Taylor entertains from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm….

LATEDA, NOV. 29….  3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!   CHRISTOPHER PETERSON in the Crystal Room at 9 pm….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, NOV. 29….The Chris Burchard Trio at 8 pm….821 Duval St…. with Skipper Kripitz and Gary Rivenson…. 

WALKING TOURS, NOV.29,30….Every Friday and Saturday…. This tour features the former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers….Tours start at 4:30 pm….on Friday and 10 am on Saturday….Meet at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming St….and finish at the foot of Greene St.  For reservations call 305-293-9291.  Guides are the handsome Scott Burau and the darling Sarah Goodwin.

SAVE THE DATE…. DEC. 11… will be the Council of the Arts Holiday Membership Party at 5:30 pm….At The Southernmost Mansion at the end of Duval!!!  Thanks to our host, Michael Halpern!!!!!

GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY PRESENTS, NOV. 29….Eric Anifson will launch the new 2020 Calendar from 5:30-8 pm…. at 1207 Duval St… Music by Lance Taylor..

**NEAL RUCHMAN ANNOUNCES INFO ON HIS NEW PLAY…. Scroll down to Nov, 21 to read about playwright, and friend, Neal Ruchman’s play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’… that will be presented by the Studios in May.  Tix will go on sale soon and it sounds like a play you do NOT want to miss.

**** “HAIR”…  MINI REVIEW….This Musical at the Waterfront Playhouse was sold out ALL FOUR NIGHTS …  And it was deservedly so as it was Fabulous!!!!  Congratulations to  WP artistic Director,  Tom Thayer  who not only directed, but was one of the musicians (piano) and choreographer too!!!!  Marvelous set design by Michael Boyer … Trish Manley, stage mgr.    What a superb ….ALL STAR CAST!!!!!  Jeremy Zoma….Arthur Crocker …. Kelsey Wilson…. DJ Mills…. Belle Jampol …. Donna Stabile …. Bria Ansara ….Lauren Thompson.. …..Aaron Duclas…. Martha Hooten … Jordan Fife Hunt….. The audiences loved every minute!  It was Standing O every night!  NOW… get ready for “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS” … It opens at the Waterfront Playhouse on Dec. 10 & 11 in Preview and officially on Dec. 12!!!  Get tix now by calling 305-294-5015 or go to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org … this is a show NOT to miss…(Special thanks to House Mgr., Wendy Allen and box office mgr., Debra Falciani.)

KEY WEST COLLECTS AT CUSTOM HOUSE…See the wonderful and unique collections of residents of Key West at Custom  House on Front St.  

AMERICAN  LEGION, NOV. 29, Dec.6&13… Chuck Fox entertains at this hot spot on College Rd. right by the Golf Course!!!!

BOOKS & BOOKS, DEC. 6…..Reading & Book Signing of ‘All This Could Be Yours’ by Jami Attenberg….6-7 pm at 533 Eaton St.

COAST IS CLEAR CONCERT ON DEC. 6….At KW Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead St… all day event starts at noon with an arts market, food vendors and cash bar….3:30 pm, musical entertainment by nationally recognized singers and groups….  Tix for the 12/6 concert are $45 at
www.coastprojects.com… can buy at gate…. Bring chairs and blankets… Children under 15… are $10.. Nashville musician, Rayland Baxter performs solo at 8:30-9 pm….with full band for the last 90 minutes.

HOLIDAY HISTORIC INN TOUR…DEC. 6….and DEC. 13….6 to 8 pm….for info on what Inns to tour go to 
www.keywestholidayfest.com.  

BOOKS & BOOKS, DEC. 13…..Reading and Book Signing….533 Eaton St…. ‘Works & Worlds:A Personal Anthology’, by Roberta B. Marks.

CONGRATS TO JUDY BLUME AND GEORGE  COOPER…. The American Red Cross has announced that Judy and George are the recipients of the Humanitarians of the Year Award.  The Honorary Dinner will be held on Feb. 8th, 2020.  Tickets are now on sale.  Google to find out more information.

LUANN GROSSCUP ANNOUNCES NEW BOOK!!!.. ‘FLIGHT: An American Pilot’s Story of Adventure, Descent, and Redemption’, by local author and friend, Luann Grosscup and Capt. Neil Hansen has been released!!!  It is one man’s aviation story (Neil Hansen), within the context of CIA covert operations in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.  This real-life very riveting story will take you right where all the action took place during this very challenging time in history.  Presently, the book is available at
www.amazon.com, in either soft cover or kindle.  
Go to:
https://www.amazon.com/Flight-Neil-GrahamHansen/dp/1940773814/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=FLIGHT+Hansen+paperback&gid=1552398027&s=gateway&sr=8-1.      

BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY LISTS….If you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary Lists that I send out every month, please let me know your month and day by sending that info to me at
kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  There are special perks to being on the lists!!!!  One of the perks is having your name in KONK Life on the day of your Birthday!   
 
PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers……..BUCKY MONTGOMERY…..the family and friends of Lura Gorman ….Michael Thomas Picorelli….Sophie Phillips….Barbara Brant….Ed Stevens … Jim Hall ……. Genevieve Isaksen ….Kathy Elias… the friends and family of Jack Burge…..  the friends and family of Bob Dodaro……Ann Marie Adriani….Sandy Abookire ….RE Frechette ….Ginger King …. the family and friends of Sam Senia ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo Drezner… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias…… ….John Behmke ….Joe McMurray …George Kling ..Billy Cartledge …Mary Larkin …..Mike Stallard and wife Kelly…… Robin Deck ……..Paul Cotton ….. Carl McMackin….….John Gadonniex…  Nancy Williams …Christy Nelson… Virgil Williams .. ….. Fred and Judi Stevens …Fred Lima ….Nancy Lima …Maryann Barth… Pam Williams …..Jon Traut…….….Harry Schroeder …Bella Rettenwander ……Diane Covan ….Guy de Boer….….Dawn de Boer …. Pat West … …Joe Dallas Sr … Jan Cernan ….Donna Stanton … Charlie Allen  …Lee Garrison … Lou Ann Cymont … Cheryl Walchli … Terri White …John Padget  …..Eric Nelson ….Noreen Collins….Gary Rivenson …Donna Stabile ….Todd Reifschneider … …Pat Waller …..Millie Chawlew …Brian Belanger ……. Lee Knight … …Frank Gren  … …Sherrey Welch …Marta White …. Maggie Domski ….… Peter Deksmith ….. …Bill Lodermeir …Betty & Jack Darst……Richard and Betty Carraway ……Lottie Domski …. Anne McKee …..Teresa Lawson ……. Tony Martinez … Star Husky… Ron Maranian …Marec Yooree ……Kim Bryant…. Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear …Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.  I also ask you to keep me in your prayers…. I have been dealing with lots of pain in my right shoulder… have a doctor’s appointment on 11/18… but I am concerned.   Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I do believe that when we all send prayers and good vibes to those in need, those prayers mystically meet and surround those being prayed for.  Sometimes we pray for miracles and the impossible….sometimes we pray to just cope with the results of what happens to those we are praying for.  Sometimes we pray for strength to go on and to accept…sometimes we pray for thanksgiving.  We are in this thing called ‘Life’ together….and we all have power within us to help our fellow man.  Bless you for remembering our loved ones….Prayer changes things!  Let me know if you know of anyone who should be added to this list.

FKSPCA HAS BRICK PROGRAM….This is a special’ buy a brick and have it inscribed with a special name and message’ that will be placed on the walkway of the new Animal Shelter…a great gift for someone very special.    For more info go to
www.fkspca.com.  Bricks are $250 each.  This will help the building fund of the new

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Need a realtor in town?  My husband BOB FRECHETTE IS YOUR MAN!!!!  He has been with the marvelous Compass Realty ( NOW Keller-Williams Compass) for 20+ years …Give him a call at 305-304-2584!  Email him at
rfrechette@bellsouth.net.  He is the BEST! I promise!!!!  Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!!  He will have only your best interests at heart.

TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN NEEDS VOLUNTEER MENTORS….mentors needed to work with dedicated students….If interested call Karla Quintana at 305-293-1546 or email her at
karla.quintana@keysschools.com

ARTISTS WANTED FOR MALLORY SQUARE….Sunset Celebrations is seeking more artists to participate at this iconic event.  For info, email
jury@sunsetcelebration.org.   

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….  I used to be a banker, but I lost interest!
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SATURDAY 
HAPPY NOV. 30  BIRTHDAY TO….HELEN WALKER… MARGE BERISH …JEAN DOSTAL…MANDY PATINKIN … (Please remember Sally Lewis.)  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…..BILLY CARTLEDGE & JIM HALL….. AND….. KAREN & BILL RYAN…..

LATEDA, NOV. 30…. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm…. Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN, NOV.30….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave….register at 9:45.  For info call 305-292-5993.

TROPIC CINEMA, NOV.30….8 pm…’Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest’… tix are $8.75 members and $12, non.  416 Eaton St.
  
LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB,  NOV. 30..Peter Diamond performs from 5:30-7:30 pm…. From 8 to 11 pm, Larry Smith and Co. will feature the wonderful Carmen Rodriguez on vocals…..Carmen also will with Larry on Nov. 23 and 30…mark calendars!! 

MOVIE NIGHT AT AMERICAN LEGION, NOV.30..Showtime is 7 pm……5610 College Rd. on Stock Island….FREE.  Food and drink will be available to buy.

THE GARDENS HOTEL, NOV. 30…. Bobby Green is at the piano from 5 to 7 pm… 

MARJORY LEE  ON NOV. 30… Marjory performs at Lagerheads from 12:30- 3:30 pm…. From 11 pm till 2 am she is at the Irish Oak Barrel Lounge on Southard.

BOBBY NESBITT’ AT TAVERN N TOWN, NOV. 30,DEC..7,14,21,28…. Bobby will be wowing you at the piano from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

GREEN PARROT..NOV. 30…..Happy Dog at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm.

BLUE HEAVEN, NOV. 30..Nina Newton Trio performs from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm….CRZB’s Trio performs from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm….

THE GREEN PARROT, NOV. 30… Joe Marcinek Band at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm on the 23rd and at 5:30 pm on the 24th.  

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO….NOV. 30.. 1-5 pm… Nick Norman…. 6 to 10 pm, Zack Seemiller…

THE LOOSE CANNON, NOV. 30, DEC.7,14….Karri Daley performs from 10 am to 1 pm at 217 Duval St.  

KARRI DALEY AT TIKI HOUSE…NOV. 30… on Greene St. at 6:30-10 pm.

AT HANK’S ON CAROLINE ST…. NOV. 30….The Coconut Victrola performs at Hanks…. don’t miss this new group!  Belle Jampol…Megan Clay, T-Bone McHOne, Adam Constantine, and Kenny Fradley!!!!!  They are terrific!!! 

STUDIOS HOLIDAY ARTISAN FAIR….NOV. 30….Fun holiday Indoor shopping at 533 Eaton St… 9 am to 2 pm….Two dozen local artisans will present an array of gift items, jewelry, hand created treasure for early holiday shopping…KW Drama Club will host a bake sale.  FREE to attend. 

SALUTE, NOV. 30….5-7:30 pm… Smilin Bob Trio, with Bobby Boyd, Bubba Lownotes and Skippo….singer Victoria Horne… 

**KEY WEST HOLIDAY PARADE…DEC. 7…. A Key West Tradition…..starts at 7 pm from Bayview Park, goes down Truman turns on Duval to Eaton St.  This is a most delightful Family Friendly Parade and you will wonder where in the world all those kids come from!!!!!

KEY WEST THEATER, DEC. 7… Comedian Paula Poundstone performs at 8 pm at 512 Eaton St.WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNUAL WELCOME BACK PARTY….DEC. 14….. Get tix NOW to this always SOLD OUT party… held at the gorgeous home of Susan and Stuart Kaufman on Washington St…..6 pm…  Go online to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or call 305-294-5015 for tickets.  Great food, open bar, and dance music all night long!!!!   Check with the box office if your membership level entitles you to attend the party for free.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT, DEC. 14…Event is at the Oldest House, 322 Duval St….FREE….11 am to 3 pm….

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE, DEC. 14…. At 8 pm at Schooner Wharf Bar…..Entry forms now available at the Bar…entry fee will be waived if you enter by Nov. 25…. For info call 305-292-9520.

PARADE OF PAWS..DEC. 14….Pet Parade at Higgs Beach….benefits FKSPCA….10 am to 2 pm….photos with Santa…vendors, entertainment….call 305-294-4857 for information.  

**SPECIAL EVENT PERFORMANCE AT THE STUDIOS, JAN. 4 & 5… Mark your calendars!  The Studios kicks off its cultural season with “Single Occupancies: Three Contemporary Opera Theatre Monolgues”…8 pm both nights…These are 3 28 minute stories , completely sung throughout….Two of them, “An Incident in Sutton Square” and “The Woman in Penthouse A” have music by American composer, Martin Hennessy and libretti by Stephen Kitsakos….These will be world premier.  The third, “The Other Room”,by Mark Campbell, will get its Regional Premier.  Sung in English, these operas have one foot in opera and the other in musical theater. …..The musicians and vocalists are seasoned opera & music theater performers …..Directed by Murphy Davis & designers are Anthony Palmer and Carmen Rodriguez.  Mr. Campbell and Mr. Kitsakos will present a post-performance talk, and will share is thoughts on choosing to write LGBTQ characters for the opera stage.  

MAYOR’S BALL, JAN .18…. Note that this event was sold out on the first day it was announced…which tells me how beloved MAYOR TERI JOHNSTON is!!!!

STRING MUSICIANS SOUGHT…. The KW Community String Orchestra is seeking those who play violin, cello, viola, etc. at all levels of experience.  For info contact Lynn-Marie at
lynnmariekw@gmail.com.

SOME GREAT HAPPY HOURS…..1)  Alonzo’s…4-6:30… Half price apps and drinks… 2) Ram’s Head South (formerly Blue Macaw)… 4-7 pm… $3 drinks including well, beer and wine…and half price apps that are delicious!!!!!!!and entertainment all day…. 3)  Boathouse 4-6 pm half price on all drinks and apps one side of menu…4) The Grand Café, 5-7:00 pm…1/2 price wine, cocktails and beer and half priced appetizers… 5) The Saint…. 4:17-7:14 pm… half price drinks and special priced small plates 6) Little Room Jazz Club…. Reduced prices on food and drinks…. Plus sit around the piano bar at 5:30 pm…..
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SUNDAY…..
HAPPY DEC. 1 BIRTHDAY TO….DONAVAN PAVLICEK…. ROBIN TOMITA…. PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ…. MARY BETH SCHLETER…. (Please remember Richard Stephens!!!)

OLD STONE CHURCH DEC.1.. 9 to 11 am…. It will be the talented guitarist and singer, Tony Novella… singing beautiful and soulful music… to start your Sunday and your week on lovely notes!!!!  At the Methodist Church hall….

AUDITIONS FOR “BUBBA’S FABLES” FOR THE STUDIOS, DEC. 1….Performers ages 14-18 are asked to audition at the Studios at 4 pm….533 Eaton St…presented by the KW Drama Club on Dec. 7 at Truman Waterfront Park Playground…. Students can also audition for “Christmas Spectacular” which will be staged at The Studios during the Dec. 8 Eaton Street Christmas Stroll.    All actors will be paid…based on Aesop’s Fables….adapted to showcase KW history and characters.   For more info email
keywestdramaclub@gmail.com.  

ARTISAN MARKET, DEC.1…..The KW Artisan Market will have its monthly artisan market …  10 am to 2 pm at Higgs Beach… This Market will host a ‘Fill the Pantry’ event for the Star of the Sea Foundation…Crafts, art, jewelry, food, bread, music, etc., etc….. 

SCHOONER WHARF ON DEC. 1…Michael McCloud from noon to 5 pm…. Island Time Duo starring Chuck Fox and Dave Herzog, from 6:45-11 pm. 

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, DEC.1,6,8,13…. Entertainment from noon to 3 pm.  KARRI DALEY AT HALO AT THE SAINT HOTEL, DEC. 1….7 to 10 pm at 417 Eaton St.  Upstairs…..

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB …DEC.1….Any Mayo performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Barry Cuda & the Sharks entertain…. 8-11  pm……. now a full bar and food too!!

GREEN PARROT, DEC. 1,2,3….John Nemeth at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm… Only at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN, DEC.1,8,15,22,28….AND EVERY SUNDAY…. AT 705 Palm Ave… 10 am to Noon….

JAZZ IN GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.1..  Peter Diamond and Friends from 5:30-8 pm….. it  is  ON DEC. 8, The Scott Marischen Jazz Harp Quartet with Skippo….

FREE KEY WEST ATTRACTIONS FOR ALL LOCALS ON DEC. 1….Bring ID and get in FREE at The Custom House, Lighthouse, Ft. East Martello, Tennessee Williams Museum, Little White House, Tropical Forest, and all HTA Attractions!!!

SMOKIN TUNA, DEC.1 AND 8…Marjory Lee at 8 pm…..

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.1……Oren from 1 to 5 pm….Dan Harvey from 6 to 10 pm… 

LATEDA,  DEC.1,8,15,22,29…..Tea Dance at 4 pm……. at 8:30 pm, 3Sum in the Lounge! 

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE.. DEC.1 THRU DEC.7…Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from 6 to 9 pm at this Oceanside restaurant!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN , DEC.1,8,15,22,29…..Rob DiStasi performs from 5 to 9 pm…

****WORLD AIDS DAY, DEC. 1…..This annual event taking place thru the world,  will be held at the AIDS Memorial at the foot of the White St. Pier….5 pm….The service starts with a candlelight March from the KW City Hall to the AIDS Memorial… 4:30 pm….The traditional reading of the Names will be done by a roster of those in the community…. Address will be given by Scott Pridgen… over 1,100 names are currently engraved… Twelve new names will be added and mentioned….they are: Paul Cox… Donnie Brgdorfer…Eddie Ray Watson… John McNamee… John Ratliff Jr…. John Jay Paul Clements… William Bill Jagoe Jr…. John Nelson Kremer… Roland Edward Ramirezs…. Eugene B. Fuchs….  This is a very somber and moving event and your being there for love and support is very crucial always.  Just a mention… there will be no Tree of Life event afterward as in other years…. unless some organization or business wants to step up to the plate to sponsor it.

*THE MESSIAH…ANNUAL EVENT, DEC. 1….at the KW United Methodist Church at 600 Eaton St…. 7 pm…  Those who want to sing in this event should arrive for rehearsal by 1:45 pm on that day…rehearse from 2-4:30 pm….Call James Cutty for info….248-249-7341,  

MUSEUM STORE MONDAY, DEC. 1….From 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, the Custom House Museum Store joins more than 1,200 Museums from all over…  Please support.

SCHOONER WHARF…DEC.1….Tree Trimming Party….Bring a nautical ornament for the tree and get a free eggnog with rum, Swedish glogg or hot applejack …..prizes….Music by Last Mango Trio…

MUSICIAN MAX WEINBERG ON DEC. 1…. The Max Weinberg band will be at the Key West Theater, at 8 pm… 512 Eaton St…. get tix at
www.thekeywesttheater.com

HEIRLOOM ART AUCTION ON DEC. 8…..Wesley House Family Services hosts this event at 5:30 pm at the Hemingway Rum Company at 201 Simonton St.  Appetizers by Iron Chefs…and Rum drinks by the Company….Auction fetaures art from the estate of the late Judge Tegan Slaton and his widow, Rosemary Enright., who both served on the Wesley House Board. There will be many pots and framed art auctioned.  You can preview items at
http://www.wesleyhouse.org.  Funds raised will benefit the Inez Martin Child Development Center.

KEY WEST ART CENTER HOLIDAY PARTY…DEC. 8… Held from 5 to 7 pm at 301 Front St.  All invited….

FULL MOON KAYAKING, DEC. 8…..The Florida Keys Wildlife Society will host a kayak excursion around No Name Key from 4 to 6 pm…To reserve call or test 305-872-7474.

WOMAN’S CLUB HOLDS COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE…DEC. 8….From 5 to 7 pm at 319 Duval St….All invited…please bring a new item of clothing for students K thru grade 12….Lighting of tree by Mayor Johnson…. music , Santa visit…  Fun!!!

CHRISTMAS AT THE ANIMAL FARM, DEC. 15…FREE to attend….1 to 3 pm….5501 College Rd. at the Sheriff’s Farm…..Photos with Santa….

ANNUAL MUSIC ROOM STUDENT’S CHRISTMAS SHOW…DEC. 15…. At St. Paul’s Church… features our very talented children performing….Skipper is always there to lend support and music…..

CHRISTMAS ROCK SHOW ON DEC. 22….. At Key West Theater…8 pm… Larry Smith, Skipper, Caffeine Carl, Wayne Sorbelli, Joe Dallas, Christine Cordone, and many more…..Get in the Spirit….512 Eaton St.  Stars are Destiny Montgomery and Joe Tripp!!!!
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MONDAY
HAPPY DEC.2 BIRTHDAY TO ….FIZZ RETTEW….ANGELA McCHESNEY…. FRANK PIKU … CAMERON ZBIKOWSKI … SAMMIE MAY… CHUCK ARMBRUSTER … JODIE VISHTON….CAROLEE RAFN… (Please remember Joseph Stettner.)

****THE TRUE SIT-AROUND- THE- PIANO –BAR- EXPERIENCE LIVES!! .. EVERY DAY!!!! …When we first moved to Key West one of the most fun things we loved was the chance to actually sit at stools around the Piano at the Pier House when the fabulous Bobby Nesbitt entertained….  If the piano was full, we would wait until someone left and then quickly make our move….Later, Larry Smith kept the tradition going… NOW, this is about to happen once again…this time at THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, at 821 Duval St.!!!!  you will have the unique and intimate opportunity to recapture those days of yore….sit around the 7 foot grand piano and be able to place your drink on the piano and be up close and personal with Larry (or whomever the pianist will be)… 

DUELING BARTENDERS DEC.2,9,16,23,30.. Featuring Ric Dery and a guest singer…. from 5:30-8 pm at Aqua Nightclub…. Always great fun and wildly entertaining!!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,  DEC.2,9…James King III performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

DRUNK SPELLING BEE AT MARY ELLEN’S ON DEC.2…Located on Appelrouth Lane.  This is wild wack and wicked!!!!! 

THE LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, DEC.2… Malathi performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Larry Smith  & Christine Cordone perform  at 8 pm….. Now a full bar and food served too!!! 821 Duval St. 

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.2. ..Mike Emerson… performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

TROPIC CINEMA CLASSIC, …. ‘Dial M For Murder’ in 3D…. 6:30 pm…. $12 for non members and $8.75 members.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…DEC.2,9,16,23,30..The Bahama Boys from 6 to 10 pm.

LATEDA, DEC.2,9,16,23,30… Ronnie Lovely, and James King III at 8:30 pm….pm…

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.2…….Scott Kirby at 4 pm….Miles Mancuso & Friends at 8 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.2….  Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm….Island Time Duo,  from 6:45-11 pm…. 

BLUE HEAVEN,,,,DEC. 16…. Raven Cooper & Skipper Kripitz entertain from 6 to 9 pm.   

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.
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TUESDAY
HAPPY DEC. 3 BIRTHDAY TO….EDWARD PITTS…VERA VASEK … LINDA SPARKS …KEN KOVATS… ANTHONY ALEXANDER…

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… DEC.3..Coffee Butler entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…..Larry Baeder & Bill Blue perform….  8 pm-11 pm!!!!!  821 Duval St.

LATEDA, DEC.3….3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge… Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal Room…   

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  DEC. 3… Entertainment from 6 to 10 pm!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.3,10,17,24,31…Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt  perform, from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON DEC. 3….Scott Kirby at 4 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC. 3.. Allen Holland at noon to 5….Tom Taylor.. at 6:45-11 pm…. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.3… Nancy 3 Hoffman entertains from 5 to 7 pm….

THE GALLEON  DEC.3.. Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm!!!!  Great sunsets and music! 

VIRGILIOS ON DEC.3…  524 Duval. rear of La Trattoria… on Appelrouth Ln. .It’s The Raven Cooper Trio with Megan Clay and Skippo, 9 pm….DEC. 10….Savage Beets with Skippo, Chris Case, and Francois Gehin….DEC 24 it’s the Motown Christmas Eve Revue with the Lopez Family and an array of singers and musicians… a KW happening!!!!!

KEY WEST THEATER, DEC. 3…. Peter Mayer performs at 8 pm… 

***’AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, DEC. 10 …This wild and wonderful comedy opens in LOWER-PRICED previews at 8 pm Dec. 10 and 11…. with Opening on Dec. 12…. thru Dec, 28 …… Get tix at 305-294-5015 or go to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  Directed by John McDonald and starring Nate Washburn, Ross Pipkin, Aaron Duclos, Steve Miller, Don Bartolone, and Erin McKenna….. Set design by Michael Boyer…. Costumes, Leigh Hooten… Stage Mgr., Trish Manley!!!

*THE RED BARN OPENS SEASON ON DEC. 10…..”Tiny Beautiful Things” opens the 40th anniversary season at The Red Barn Theatre….Directed by Joy Hawkins and starring Nicole Nurenburg, Arthur Crocker, David Black and  Morgan Pierson, this is a funny, illuminating, heart-warming and relatable play…. 8 pm at the Barn at 319 Duval St….  For tix go to
www.redbarntheatre.com or call 305-2969911….Show runs through January 4.  Note that you can get season tix or make donations and contributions by going to above site and or call the above phone number.

BOOKS & BOOKS, DEC. 10….Reading & Book Signing at 533 Eaton St…. Book is ‘The Trojan War Museum’ by Ayse Papatya Bucak…. 6-7 pm….

KEYS CHORAL ARTS CONCERT, DEC. 17…..’A Choral Christmas Fest’…At 7 pm at St. Paul’s Church …. This holiday concert will truly get you in the spirit of the season….A reception with wine and small bites will follow…tix are $30 each and in advance at
www.evenbrite.com.  This is a wonderful Choral Group and KW is blessed to have such dedicated participants.

15TH ANNUAL KW DACHSHUND WALK, DEC. 31…. ALL dogs please gather on the Courthouse steps for a Noon departure….(500 Whitehead St.)  The 3 block parade goes down Fleming to Duval…then right on Appelrouth Lane.  No registration needed…Costumes and Dachshund Wannabes are encouraged!  Please bring a bag of cat/dog food for donation to the Community Pet Pantry.  Special recognition to Ruth Reiter for starting it all!!!!

VENDORS SOUGHT….For the Dec. 18 KWAHS 4th annual Holiday Bazaar & Concert at the Custom House….needed are jewelry designers, food-crafters,artists, and anyone who has something creative to sell for this event.  Free to attend…. attended by thousands of happy revelers to get you in the spirit of the season.  Call 305-295-6616 ex: 114 for info and details.
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WEDNESDAY
HAPPY DEC. 4 BIRTHDAY TO…ROBERT MAYKUT …ERIKA BIDDLE… LOUISE SLEDZ…KURT SHWAERY…..PATTI WILLIAMS…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO … SHARON & CHRIS SANTRY ….AND…. ERIC COLE & JOE MCMURRAY!

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC. 4…. Nina Newton at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

RAMS HEAD SOUTH, DEC.4,11,18…. Marjory Lee entertains at this spot, formerly called Blue Macaw… from 4 to 7 pm.

TERRI & LARRY PERFORM AT RAMS HEAD, DEC.4,11,18…. At 7:30 pm, Terri White joins Larry Baeder for an eve of great music at the hot spot formerly known as Blue Macaw!!!!! 

TROPIC CINEMA, DEC. 4… 8 pm..”ELF”…tix are members, $8.75 and $12 non.

COMEDY KEY WEST..THE MADHOUSE, DEC.4,11,18….. Showtime is 8:30…stars Gwen Filosa, Stephanie Kaple, Kathy Gilmour, Tom Dustin, Tony Hughes, Steve Crane and Joe Madaus!!!!  Great Local LineUP!!!!!!!  1281 Simonton St…..

LITTLE ROOM ON DEC.4,11,18…..Karen Heins performs from 5:30-7:30 pm….Victoria Horne and Co. at 8 pm…. 821 Duval St…. 

AT SUNSET PIER, DEC.4… The hot new group, The Coconut Victrola entertain on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm…

AT BLUE HEAVEN, DEC.4…. The Shanty Hounds perform from 6:30-9:30 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, DEC.4,5,6,7…Scott Kirby  at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & the Buzz or Friends at 8 pm…. 

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL ….ORDER BRICKS ONLINE… Get your personalized Brick and leave a legacy…. To order online go to
https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/kwahs.  For questions call Kim at 305-295-6616  ext:106.  Bricks are $100… you can personalize up to 3 lines of wording with up to 18 spaces per line.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…DEC.4… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 PM….

GREEN PARROT, DEC.4….The Ries Brothers at 5:30, 9 and 11 pm……

SCHOONER WHARF, DEC.4…  noon-5 pm …..Tony Baltimore…..Raven Cooper  6:45-11 pm

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.4 ..Rob DiStasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

LATEDA, DEC.4, DEC.18…The FAB Spectrelles  8:30 pm….. 

LIGHTED BIKE RIDE, DEC. 4….Benefit for Wesley House….holiday toy drive…. photos with Santa…. register with an unwrapped toy…  For info go to
www.wesleyhouse.com.  

SPEAKER FOR AUDUBON SOCIETY, DEC. 4….Roseate spoonbill expert, Jerry Lorenze will talk at 6:30 pm at the West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.  Subject is “Pink Birds of the Everglades: Studies of Roseate Spoonbills and American Flamingos.”  FREE to attend…. 

BOOK TALK AT KW LIBRARY, DEC. 11… Best selling author Les Stndiford will talk about his new book, “Palm Beach, Mar-A-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu … 6 pm at the Library at 700 Fleming St….FREE…. Books will be available for purchase.  

FLA KEYS COUNCIL OF THE ARTS HOLIDAY MEMBERSHIP PARTY, DEC. 11… 5:30-7:30 pm at the Southernmost Mansion Hotel….1400 Duval St….Hosted by Michael Halpren…. Dance music by the Prime Movers…. holiday appetizers by Seaside Cafe at the Mansion…Key West Fine Wines….  A time to renew your membership or join as a new member.  Avoid the lines sign up in advance….
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THURSDAY
HAPPY DEC.5  BIRTHDAY TO ….MARY ELLEN BEATTIE…..SCOTT McCARTHY … ELIZABETH CATANA ….NATALIE DELARM…. (Please remember Charlotte Ryan and Vickie Sabol.)

“SUTTON FOSTER” AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE, DEC. 5…I am beside myself with excitement that my very favorite Broadway Star, Sutton Foster (I will be her in my next life!!!) will be performing her one woman show at 8 pm at Tennessee Williams Theatre at the College!  I have seen her in every Show she has been in…loved her past TV Show, Bunheads… and now never miss ‘Younger’….  She is a true triple threat…sings, dances, acts… and she has won many awards.. at least two ?Tonys… and now she and my favorite Male Broadway Star, Hugh Jackman, will be opening in THE MUSIC MAN in September 2020…. and guess what?  We already have tickets for Sept. 16th!!!!!!  Hope you will enjoy Sutton…I will be enthralled!

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, DEC.5,12,19,26…..This weekly Market offers many great stands of produce, orchids, pickles, crafts, baked goods, etc…. 10 am to 2 pm.  All welcome

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURSDAY ..DEC.5,12,19,26…. If you have lost someone very dear and are having a difficult time with it all… there is help available… Meet at 7:15 every Thursday at the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary Parish on Truman Ave.  You are not alone.

DROP IN PAINT CLASSES WITH JIM SALEM …. DEC.5,12,19,26….Drop in at Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar… 9:30 am….MM17…. 1/2 hour demo then painting session till 12:30 pm.  

KEY WEST GARDEN CLUB MEETING & PROGRAM..DEC.5…All invited to Ft.West Martello at 1100 Atlantic Blvd….The program is “Planting for Survivability in the Landscape”…by Michelle Leonard-Mularz…FREE and open to all….

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…  I want to extend a BIG thank you  to all those who remembered us at Thanksging.  I want to give thanks for all those who helped raise badly needed dollars to benefit Bucky Montgomery in his time of great need.  I am thankful for all my ‘Readers’ who read my blog and contribute to it.  I give thanks for the Waterfront Playhouse and all those associated with it.  Again, I am thankful for STEPHANIE BARNOW ….my daughter, Melissa Lang……. Patti-Cakes Hayes.. … for Mary Ellen & Clayton Beattie…..AND … a huge thanks to TOBY BOTHA and MICHAEL LANSDELL…..Gayla Morgan…..Sally Stevens….David Dunn…. John McDonald…. Jerry Galeana ….Tim Maloney & Bob Maykut ….the cast & crew of HAIR…. Dan Bready…..Barb Vernovage…. Jimmy Olson…Nancy Moulton….Paul Clift…The Saint’s Tempt Restaurant….also…. Anne Redmiles…. Bob Wood…. Jon Hernandez…. Mike Ridgewell….. Sarah Dorrance….Nancy Seidel….Pam Spence…Rosi & Jeff Ware… and…  MOST of all I am so thankful that I have my husband Bob in my life…. I cannot imagine my life without him.. Sharing all the days of my life with him all these years has been wonderful and I treasure every moment and every memory.   

AT THE STUDIOS….DEC. 5….Winter Members ‘Exhibit, themed ‘Outside the Lines’ … reception is from 6 to 8 pm….533 Eaton St…also New Catalog Release!!!!  

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB DEC. 5…50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!!  Come one and all to this wonderful jewel of a spot in Key West!!!!! 821 Duval St…..Little Room truly caters to the LOCALS in Key West!!!!

THE GARDENS HOTEL, DEC.5,12,19,26.. JIMMY OLSON is back at The Gardens, from 5 to 7 pm at 526 Angela St….. 

GUITAR SUMMIT CONCERT SERIES, DEC. 5….Spanish Guitar highlights by Mateo Jampol with pianist Gail Powell… at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 401 Duval St… $20….

COMEDY KEY WEST, DEC. 5,12,19,26.Doors open at 7:30…. Showtime is 8 pm with great Local comics… !!!!  Make sure you claim local’s discount!  Headliner On Dec. 5&6 is Carmen Morales…..Dec. 12 & 13, it’s Trixx…..Dec. 19 &20, It’s Landry!!!!!  Go to the website at
www.comedykeywest.com.  

GREEN PARROT DEC.5&6…..5:30…9 and 11 pm… Yarn Tuesday & Wednesday…

ISLAND DOGS ON DEC. 5, 12….Karri Daley performs from 6-10 pm at 505 Front St.

TAVERN N TOWN, DEC.5,12,19,26..Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbit entertain,  
5 to 9 pm in the lounge.

SCHOONER WHARF ON DEC.5….noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….Island Time Duo Band from 6:45 -11 pm.  

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS, DEC.5,12,19,26….18 hole Ladies Golf Assoc.    All skills welcome… every Thurs. at KW Golf Club on Stock Island….Season began on Oct. 31….ends on April 30, 2020.  You can join any time during the season.  For more info call Audrey at 312-590-0390.   

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, NOV. 28….Scott Kirby at 5 pm…Caffeine Carl & the Buzz at 9 pm… 

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., DEC.5…. Joe the Show at 6 to 9 pm.

LATEDA, DEC.5….3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm…. Randy Roberts at 9 pm in The Crystal Room!!!

***’AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’ GRAND OPENING ON DEC. 12… This madcap show opens at 8 pm at The Waterfront Playhouse!!!!  Get tix at 305-294-5015 or go to
www.wterfrontplayhouse.org.  Directed by John McDonald and starring the fabulous Erin McKenna, Ross Pipkin, Steve Miller, Nate Washburn,  and Don Bastolone… all playing multiple rolls!!!!   Set Design by Michael Boyer… Leigh Hooten costumes.  This show will feature NON STOP stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, runaway trains …and Lots of FUN!!!!  Set Design by Michael Boyer….Costumes, Leigh Hooten

MUSIC AT MARTELLO ON DEC. 12… Tix now on sale to hear ‘Perpetual Groove’ with guests, The Happy Dog Band…. $25 for Gen. Adm…. kids, free…. 6 pm….  Great night of musical entertainment sponsored by KWAHS….

TERRI WHITE AND LARRY BAEDER ON DEC. 12 and 26th….This great duo performs at Blue Heaven at 6 pm….

SUGAR RUM CHERRY: A BURLESQUE NUTCRACKER, DEC. 19-21…..This is a nice but Naughty version of the beloved Nutcracker….8 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….get tix at
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  

**’THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’ ONSTAGE AT STUDIOS MAY  14,15,16,21,22,&23 …2020….Playwright, NEAL RUCHMAN, has been working on his new play, ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’…..and it will be presented at the Studios on the above dates…. Tix will soon be on sale…. so stay tuned!!!!  This play relates the corruption and gang warfare of the 30’s in  NYC…Based on the life and times of Playwright Ruchman’s mother, ‘ The Pickpocket’s Daughter’ is a first class thriller with loads of laughs!  A reading of this play, which will be directed by Murphy Davis, was held  in July 0f 2018 and received raves and accolades from everyone there!!!!  Neal’s Mother, Harriet Moses…known as Matzy for her love of Matzoh, related the events of this story to Neal….She died before she ever got to write this story, so her son Neal, wrote it for her!  You will NOT want to miss THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER!!!
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LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…Open your arms as wide as you can to receive all the miracles with your name on them.  Accept all the joys made just for You!
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION: 
IMPROMTU CONCERTS BEGIN ON JANUARY 12…..A wonderful line up of stunning musical geniuses will be featured this coming season.  Mark Your calendars for Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23,  March 8 and March 22.  All concerts will be presented at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St. at 4 pm.  Tix are $20 at the door the day of show. Season tix are available as are sponsorship opportunities.  For more info go to
http://www.keywestimpromptu.org.  

KIM GORDON:LET’S BE BAD….FEB. 28….. Tix are now on sale for this show on Feb. 28…. at Key West Theater….8 pm….Go to
www.thekeywesttheater.com for tix. 
KW TROPICAL FOREST CALL FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATIONS:  The Tropical Forest is looking for 5 seats to fill on its Board of Directors.  Get applications  for a 2 year term starting on Jan. 2020.  They are specifically looking for a Treasurer/Bookkeeper.  If this interests you please send a letter of interest to the KW Botanical Garden Society 5210 College Rd. KW< FL 33040. Or email
hr@keywest.garden.  Website is www.keywest.garden.

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION….Is accepting nominations for its Unsung Heroes Celebration, regonizing the efforts of the community’s volunteers who donate time and service to the Keys nonprofits, by Friday, Dec. 20.  On line nomination forms are available at
http://www.cffk.org.  

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2019-20 SEASON!!!!… A full house was in attendance, waiting with baited breath to hear all about the next season of shows at The Waterfront Playhouse…. And the presentation did NOT disappoint…. everyone was thrilled with the announcement!!!  Mark your calendars as you will NOT want to miss a single show! 
1) ‘HAIR’ in Concert, Nov. 22,23,24,&25…..(see list of cast below) 2)  ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS’, Dec.12-28…..3)  ‘GLASS’…. (world premiere by Michael Amin), Jan. 16-Feb. 1….4)  ‘PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…The  Musical!!! ..March 5 thru March 28….(show cast) 5) ‘AMERICAN BUFFALO’…. David Mamet play, April 16 thru May 2…6)  ‘BEEHIVE’…the 60’s Musical….May 21-June 6!!!!
PLUS…. Waterfront Playhouse ON THE EDGE SHOWS!!!! 
4) ‘LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL…. Feb. 12,13,14,15… stars Tracey Conyer as Billie Holliday. …5) ‘TRUNK MATERIAL 2’… and evening of great songs performed by the cast members of ‘PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’…March 14 only….6)  ‘BASH’, April 19 & 20
 
***TENNESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE ANNOUNCES EXCITING 2019-20 SEASON….As a producer of the Tennessee Williams Theatre, we were at the big annual announcement at the home of Tom & Kitty Clements, where Frank Wood revealed the next season of fabulous shows at the Theatre….  Mark your calendars… Dec. 5… SUTTON FOSTER IN CONCERT…. This thrills me to NO end, as two time Tony Award Winner, Sutton is my most favorite Broadway Star … We have seen her in just about every musical she has starred in… and I watch her TV shows, Younger… and prior to that, BunHeads!!!!  I always tell everyone the “I am going to be Sutton Foster in my next life!!!  We got to meet her ‘on the street’ after she performed in an off-Broadway show, called ‘Trust’ and she was warm and delightful and that sealed the deal of FAN FOR LIFE!!!… DEC. 19…. ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’…. (We saw this last Aug. on Broadway…. Hilarious and wild and wonderful!!!)… FEB. 14… Mandy Patinkin in Concert…. Musical Star, Mandy is also one of my faves…. Have seen him in Falsettos, Evita (won Tony for Che), and he has starred and is starring in many TV shows… MARCH 12…. ‘The Color Purple’…fabulous musical…saw it two years ago on Broadway….March 21…. The Choir of Man…..9 handsome blokes who sing, dance and will knock your socks off!!!!  Other non-producer shows announce….Jan. 25…. Kristen Chenoweth (Broadway legend)…. Feb. 17… The Jersey Boys (always a favorite!)…. March 6 The Peking Chinese Acrobats…. March 28, Motown with a Twist (Dancing with the Stars)… May 5… One night of QUEEN!!!! (If you saw it two years ago you can only hope it is the same group who blew us away!!!)  More shows will be announced throughout the year!! 

RED BARN THEATRE SEASON…. Starts on Dec. 10 thru Jan.4 with ” Tiny Beautiful Things…”Life Sucks” opens Jan. 14-Feb. 8 directed by Joy Hawkins and stars Aaron Duclos, Jessica Miana Kruel, David Black, George diBraud, Karl Stahl, Caroline Taylor and Susannah Wells……… Feb. 18-March 14….. “Short Attention Span Theatre: the Twilight Zone”….. March 24-April 18….. “Frankie & Johnny at the Clare de Lune”…..a Terrence McNally play directed by Murphy Davis….  Call 305-2969911 or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com for ticket ordering, and information.

TWO OTHER GREAT SHOWS IN THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS CABARET THEATRE, ARE ‘BOBBY NESBITT…IN THE LOBBY WITH DANNY WEATHERS & CARMEN RODRIGUEZ’….. AND  …. A CABARET SHOW WITH DAVE BOOTLE!!!!
 FOSTER HOMES WANTED….Wesley House Family Services is seeking families in the community interested in providing a home to children in the foster care system.  Classes begin Wed., June 12 at 99451 Overseas Hwy. in Key Largo. 

 5TH ANNUAL CROOKS SECOND LINE PARADE AND PARTY…. JAN. 26… Mark calendars…. This event celebrates the lives of musicians, community leaders, friends and loved ones whom we have lost… Starts at Hog’s Breath at noon… parade down Duval…let by Bill Blue….at 2 pm…. Jazz tribute at Green Parrot from 3 to 6 pm….Processional participants can have an 18×24 phot placard of a loved one made up to carry in the parade… go to website at
www.crookssecondlinekw.com.  $100 donation to Bahama Village Music Program.  Also paraders can bring their own placard and join in.  Free to attend and participate.

WOMAN’S CLUB OFFERS FREE TOURS….Called ‘The Hellings House’…the home of the KW Woman’s Club… has free tours 10 am to 3 pm Tues. thru Sat. each week.
NEW SHOP OPENS IN TOWN….SEAPLANE SHIRTS…at 910 Duval St…. created and founded by proprietor Schuyler Brown….She opened this shop just recently.. her Seaplane shops in Provincetown and Palm Springs are thriving!!  Why not Key West.  We LOVE wonderful new shops in town!!!!  These collectible shirts each carry its individual name and limited production number….they are lovable works of art… like all the great folks in Key West!!!  Welcome, Schuyler!  It is great fun to spot these great shirts being worn all over town by Men AND Women!!!

TROPIC CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..For info call John at 305-295-9493 or go to
www.tropiccinema.com.  Training is provided.  ‘Payment’ is free movie passes and popcorn for each shift worked.
KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS…  This non profit is looking for interested Board Members….particularly that of Treasurer … term is two years…..If interested send a letter to Key West Botanical Garden 5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040.  Or email
audrinnakkw@gmail.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100.
NEED A DJ?….Call Jimmy Jamz at 305-923-7401 for great entertainment and music at your function or party!!!
STAR OF THE SEA OUTREACH MISSION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To help with the food pantry on Stock Island….This mission serves hundreds of the community’s needy operating Mon-Fri.  Call Donna at 305-407-5967 for info.
SHAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…Southernmost Homeless Assistance League has begun serving an evening meal each day at the homeless shelter with food from the Soup Kitchen….Volunteers are needed to help.  For info call John Miller at 502-876-5092.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS EXHIBIT:…..513 Truman Ave….This wonderful Museum is now open under the auspices of the Key West Art & Historical Society with founder, Dennis Beaver as its curator.  Visitors and Locals are invited to tour this preserved and showcased collection of historic, archival objects that promote the importance of Williams’s legacy and offers the largest collection of his memorabilia and artifacts available to the public.  Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm…. Admission: Adults $7. … Children under 6 Free…. KWAHS Members: Free… For more info call 305-204-4527. 
HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS…..Over $300,000 has been raised for this project… but more is needed to make this dream a reality!  Make donations to TSKW and indicate your donation is specifically for HUGH’S VIEW, and send to Jeffrey Ware at 1400 Olivia St., KW, 33040.  This is a separate fundraiser from any others at The Studio.  The plan is to create a lovely Rooftop Garden atop the new Studios Bldg on Eaton St…..it will provide a marvelous panoramic view of Key West…and since La Concha shut its doors to us, it will be most welcome indeed.  For more info, contact Jeffrey at
jcwkeywest@comcast.net.  For those who are wondering who Hugh is…. He was the most adorable father of Jeffrey Ware, who left his mark in Key West….who loved it here, and who passed away, from this earthly home, but not from our hearts!  Hoping to raise enough money to make Hugh’s View a reality….  And that we can all gather together, lift our glasses from atop the Garden, and toast to HUGH’S VIEW!!!!!
KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To volunteer please call 305-296-1504. 
GRACE ON FRANCES STREET….This is a glorious shop at 6oo Frances….a lush newer addition to Key West’s upscale shopping scene…one of a kind items … spectacular jewelry….Japanese ceramics….cashmere from the Himalayas… the softest and finest you ever touched….Gorgeous items from India, Africa, the Orient, and Europe….a worldwide search to find the BEST of Everything’ for your pleasure. It offers luxury to the nth degree….you will feel with all your senses.  Please stop by…take your time and savor everything within……open daily, at the corner of Southard!   Owned by Wendy Asplundh, she of the exquisite taste… and her great and dedicated staff includes Samantha Rivier, Dorthe Thure, and Jolie Witherow.
LA RUBIA KEY WEST….….Stephanie Hellstrom (THE Blonde!) is the owner of this new delightful shop at 510 Fleming St….next to Assortment….You can purchase hand woven Panama hats, handcrafted wearable accessories, and organic chocolates from Ecuador…. along with handbags, scarves, bamboo wraps, jewelry and more.  What a pleasure it is to have some unique and interesting new shops in Key West!!!  Congrats to Stephanie. Call 296-6059 for more details!!!
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN ORG. SEEKS VOLUNTEERS…..This marvelous, award winning scholarship program mentoring group is looking for giving souls to help mentor 50 some qualified students from lower income families ….They cannot be admitted unless a volunteer steps forward.  It takes less than an hour each week.  Call Chuck Licis, program coordinator at 305-394-7974 or e-mail him at
chuck.licis@keysschools.com.
CUSTOM HOUSE & LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUMS ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS…If you have a few hours to offer as a docent, archives asst., exhibit builder, or event volunteer, please offer your services!

*** THE SAGITTARIUS PERSONALITY….NOVEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 21 ***

One of the great things about a Sag is their irrepressible optimism. They are convinced that everything will always work out for the best. This attitude has helped them through many a storm. They keep a positive attitude and sense of humor…and when things get tough, they are able to find the silver light at the end of the tunnel. This is also one of the luckiest signs of the Zodiac. Sags are enthusiastic and always keen to take the initiative and make things happen. They don’t like to sit around and watch the grass grow…they like to have new and exciting projects that keep them on the go. Otherwise they get fed up and depressed. They need something to aim for. Goals are very important to Sags, preferring challenges to walkovers. Once they achieve their goal, they are on their way to the next target!

Life is always lively with a Sag around…they enjoy discussing ideas with friends and loved ones. They are intellectual and enjoy stretching their minds….their homes are full of books, and have a tremendous respect for knowledge. They pride themselves on their honesty, hate hypocrites and yes men. Sags are also known to exaggerate a bit…and sometimes they are more blunt and direct than you would want.

One of the most popular signs, people can’t help but flock around the Sagittarian. They radiate a friendly force-field, are terrific company and laughter never seems to be far away. They have a lot of friends! People appreciate their open and straightforward manner. Sags cannot stand to be tied down or hemmed in by a partner. They need to be able to lead their own life and not feel that someone is always peering over their shoulder trying to police their every move. The Sag will let their partner know if this is annoying them. If you love a Sag, they need their space. Sags enjoy sex, but the most important need in a partner is one who will be a friend as well as a lover. That friendship is something sorely needed long after the passion fades. Anything else is not good enough. The best signs for a Sagittarian are Gemini, Leo, and also Libra, Aquarius and Aries.

In careers, Sags are very sociable and like to be surrounded by lively colleagues, and are popular in their workplace. They like jobs that keep them on the move…not stuck behind a desk. Sags are ideally suited to career in education, publishing, writing, broadcasting, philosophy, and travel. They love money and enjoy spending it. The most exciting thing to them about money, is what it can buy. They prefer casual clothes to dressing up and are not impressed by designer labels. They have a weak spot for cars…especially those that are sleek and distinctive and that cost a fortune.

WE LOVE OUR SAGITTARIAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN BIRTHDAY TO…..

11/23…Robbie Frechette……Fred Greenberg…Coffee Butler …Alex Okinczyc…..Debra Yates… Joan McDermott…..Donna Cesen…Tina Ekel … Chris Kennedy….Robin Cozine…

11/24…Patrick Tierney…..Brandon Beach…Rock Solomon…Linda Alberty…Perinne Medora… Paula Sondej … Lowell ‘Bud’ Hardesty….Craig Smith….

11/25…Christopher Elwell…Amber McDonald-Good…Margaret Villoch….Daniel Garcia …Dan DiFilippo …. Jim Shepherd…..

11/26…Harvey Server…Jon Allen… Mark Schilecci …Nikki Duncan…(Please remember Dave Taylor.)

11/27…Kevin Gallagher…Carolyn Cooper…Jerry Hughes…. Julie Anderson ….Alan Bobin…

11/28…HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL ……Christine Cordone…Dan Bready …Bernie Sledz…Jane Day Stuart…Mallerie Estes….Susan Tutino .

11/29…Audrey Samz…Mary Spear…Tom Coan …..Queen Kathleen Greer…Terry Gaberdiel…Samantha Reynolds… Glen Dorow …. Ava Beshire….

11/30….Helen Walker…Jean Dostal….. Marge Berish ….. Mandy Patinkin …..(Please remember Sally Lewis.)

12/1……..Donavan Pavilicek….. Patti Rodriguez ….Robin Tomita…..Mary Beth Schleter ….(Please remember Richard Stephens and Richard Dennison.)

12/2…Fizz Rettew……Frank Piku…Cameron Zbikowski……Angela McChesney…Chuck Armbruster …Sammie May… Carolee Rafn…. Jodie Vishton ….(Please remember Gregg McGrady and Joseph Stettner.)

12/3…Vera Vasek…Linda Sparks…Edward Pitts…..Ken Kovats….Kathy Stewart… Anthony Alexander …

12/4…Erika Biddle…Louise Sledz…Kurt Shwaery…Bob Maykut…..Patti Williams

12/5…Mary Ellen Beattie….Scott McCarthy….Elizabeth Catana…. Natalie Delarm ….(Please remember Victoria Sabol and Charlotte Ryan.)

12/6….Chris Thomas…Rikki Fessler ….Adrian Armstrong….Joe Dallas Sr…. Erik de Boer…..Leroy Hahn ..

12/7…Jonathan Ingham …Iris Bernreuter…..Louis Scaramuzzi…Rebecca Green ….. Gerry Sajitowski …..Rosemarie Zawacki… Jan Cernan…Al Filippone … Michale Marello ….(Please remember Merle Hohman and John Pett.)

12/8…Sam Trophia…Andrew Forrow…Evelyn Maldonado…Alan Henig…Ron DeAnna…Brad Manley

12/9…Tonia ‘Tonto’ Zotola…..Lloyd Bryant…Dick Moody…Linda Aselin …..Angela Meanix… David Long …(Please remember Charly Helm and Buddy Dyess.)

12/10…Reef Perkins…Matt Babich…Robin Tomita…Redza Ibrahim Dempster……Diane Flenard …Robin Knauth …Randy Misener …Nancy Ulrich….Weston Stephen Reuther….. (Please remember Tony Schilero.)

12/11…Randy Becker …..Betty Darst…Mary Schilling…Marsha Stevens…

12/12….Nicholas Stevens…..Alfred Morris……Lauren Mascetti …(Please take time to remember my beloved brother, Fred…and, Francy Zakczewski, Steve Calderwood, Frank Sinatra, and Connie Francis.)

12/13…Carol Wightman …..Rick Bloom…..John Eicher…Rex Welton…Joyce Heels…Joey Schroeder …..Jamey Bowen…Norma Gaspari… Louis Syroney….. Debbie Bican …

12/14…Joe Dallas…Monica Slowiak…Kelly Jane Dufford …..Susie Applin …

12/15…Scott Beauprie…..Rachelle Romano…. Derek McCann ….Cherylann Logdon…Din Allen… (Please remember LiLianne Brouillard)

12/16…Rita Linder… Dave Mueller…..Terry Wetmore… Lisa Krosse….

12/17…George Fernandez…… …..Michael Procaccini….Kristina Welburn …..Mary Peranteau… Katie Warner…. Eleanor Pojman …Laura Armbruster Farmer….(Please remember Jim Hendrick.)

12/18…Dominic Fornaro ….…Joy Hawkins…Randy Roberts… Jud Colley …George Tillman….Morgan Fraga Pierson …..Dan Carten ….Mark Andrews….(Please remember Alice Horwath.)

12/19…Barbara Herzog…Jordan Fife Hunt…..Billy Hollowell

12/20…Ralph DePalma…Kristen Livengood…Kevin Dickenson ….Sebastian Vishton….Ronnie Carruthers … Susan Davis … Bob Moats…..(Please remember Katherine Raney.)

12/21…John Correa…Roy Bishop…..Nicole Nurenberg…..Ed Heid…Judy Farrell…Sarah Kahn……(Please remember Leslie Leonelli and Pauline Palub.)

HAPPY SAGITTARIAN ANNIVERSARY TO…

11/23…Carol Tedesco & Michael Shields…

11/25….Ray Pfiel & James Luther…Ken & JoAnne Lasky…..

11/27….Donna Stabile & Gary Rivenson…..Joan O’Dowd & John Wist….Jack & Rita Eaton

11/28… Carol Tedesco & Michael Shields….

11/29…George Tillman & Lloyd Bryant…

11/30….Karen & Bill Ryan…Billy Cartledge & Jim Hall

12/4…Sharon & Chris Santry…Eric Cole & Joe McMurray

12/6…Harry & Tina Deal….Robin & Peter Knauth

12/7…Cory Held & Paul Gildea

12/10….Deborah & Sid Goldman

12/13….Bob Archer & Mark Pence….

12/14….Claire Carroll & Steve Gurmin…….Barbara Weikel & Ralph DePalma

12/17…. Rev. Larry & Kathy Hooper……. Kenva & Lonnie Reese…

12/19… Evan & Barbara Corns…Caroline & Richard Forbis….

12/20…Lola & Jim Corrigan

If you are one of those Sagittarians and are not on the list and want to be, please send me your month & day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you on. If you are on the list, please let me know if any of the description pertains to you in any way. During this month of Christmas and the Holidays…please enjoy every minute. Sending love an best wishes to you.

Lynda

 

 

 

Little Palm Island

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