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FEB. 12 THRU FEB. 18 ETC….. 2020, IN KEY WEST WITH LYNDA!!!!

“AQUA IDOL WEDNESDAY” 
HAPPY FEB. 12 BIRTHDAY TO….JUDY BLUME…..BONNIE JONES …. SHELLEY MALONE …. KEN DOMANSKI ….. SUSAN KEISER….. JIM COLLINS ….CHICK KNIGHT ….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ….. DIANE & FRED COVAN ….. DENIS HYLAND & WAYNE LARUE SMITH ….. AND BRAD & REX WELTER…..

******AQUA IDOL TODAY, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 2020 ….. We are going into Week #4 of  The  WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AQUA IDOL FUNDRAISER !!!  6:30 – 8:00 pm at Aqua Nightclub, 711 Duval St….. Again….I am personally inviting each of you to come to, arguably, the very best Free- To -Attend- Show ANYWHERE!!!!   The singers did a sensational job presenting their songs and the audience loved every minute!!!  Sadly we had to say goodbye to the marvelous Richard Quint and Zachary Franchini, who were eliminated.  They both sang great, but they did not receive the dollar support they deserved!  Still in the Contest are the following who are giving of their time and talent to help raise needed dollars for our esteemed theater …. They are…..  HERB MILLER….JON HERNANDEZ…TREY FORSYTH ……..SARAH  DORRANCE …..STEPHANIE WISE …BOB WOOD….. MIKE RIDGEWELL …MOUKA WALLACE …..BRIA ANSARA ….GAYLA MORGAN ….. ..SARAH PERKINS ……VERA GRIGOROVICH …. CALEN DAVID TOMASZEWSKI …LUKE FOX …. CHARLII CLARK… …  Tonight,  it is BROADWAY SHOWTUNES NIGHT….. and the Vocalists will blow you away with their song choices!!!!  Laurie Thibaud is the entertaining Emcee…Tony Konrath is in the Judge’s Booth with Me, and our Celebrity Judge is none other than the fabulous and suave and debonair, Mr. Class himself, BOBBY NESBITT!!!! I would suggest getting there at least a half hour before showtime as we have had SRO every week.   Mark your calendars…. for these Aqua Idol Nights ….Feb.19, 26 and March 4,11,18,25!!!!!  One more thing… for all those who tell me they do not come because of the smoke… I make a concerted effort to ask that no one smoke during our evening…. and there are NO ashtrays anywhere at any of the tables.  I really try to help all those who hate smoking.  Please give it a try…..

BIG THANKS TO… Guy de Boer, Mandy Miles and Laura Richardson for the great press you gave Aqua Idol in KONK Life, Key West Weekly, and Florida Weekly.  Thanks to The Citizen for listing us weekly in Around the Keys!!!

***DONATING ONLINE…. Note that you can donate online to your favorite Aqua Idol contestants if you cannot attend.  It is all very simple.  Go to website
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  Then at the top, hit SUPPORT…then hit DONATE ONLINE… You will see a box that says Waterfront Playhouse…. Click that box and all the names of the participants will pop up.  Click on the name you want to donate to.  Then in the Recognition box, click Waterfront Playhouse.  This way it is a tax deductible donation.   From there on, follow the steps of using your Credit Card and continue to the end.  When finished you will receive an email for tax purposes.  Even if you attend every week as I do, you can donate online.  Big thanks.

MY CONCHTV WEBSITE..You are receiving this personally, but note that 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 Voila!  There I am!!  Even a picture!!!!  Also, you can see the  Aquarian Birthday and Anniversary Lists and Personality Traits… Fun!

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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…
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.
CAFE SOLE…..20% off for Locals from 5-6:30 pm….
PIER HOUSE… offers a 2 course delish menu from 5 to 7 pm…only $24.
THE SHOR…. offers a sunset & waterfront dinner for locals…. $20 entrees, 1/2 off select wines and free entree on you Birthday…ID required.   

MY FRIEND DENA….  My long-time friend, Dena Badgerow, had a bad fall and is at home recovering from the trauma of it all, after being in a Miami hospital and then in the Lower Keys Hospital.  I KNOW she would love to hear from you.  Please send her well-wishes at 32 Seaside South Ct., Key West, FL 33040.  She is a great gal and we trust that in time, all will be just fine.  Thanks for reaching out!!!

*”PRIME TIME”….  We got to see this very delightful musical by Blake Hunter and Charlie Lindberg on Feb. 6…and loved it!  It is a refreshing, old-fashioned show that is totally charming and fun from start to finish.  Bravo to the GREAT cast and crew, and to director, Murphy Davis….such lovely music…. sure wish I could have the CD!!!!

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…FEB.12….On Wednesdays it is the Victoria Horne  Quartet performing!!!  8 to 11 pm….There is a fab Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm every single day… plus great piano bar music… Special 50% off wine and drink prices plus delish food all 50% off!  821 Duval St. …..   

TAP CLASS..ALL LEVELS WELCOME…FEB.12,29,26… From 10 am to 11 am at CoffeeMill Annex Dance Studio at 804 White St….Get those tap shoes out of mothballs and shuffle on over for a fun Tap Dance Workout with actress Kristen Michelle who is in town for one more week.  After she departs I believe Andrew Hodge is slated to take over.  Cost is only $20 for the hour. 

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. 

TAVERN N TOWN, Feb.12….Rob DiStasi performs from 5- 9 pm in the Lounge.

“LIFE SUCKS” … We saw this show and truly enjoyed it!  A most delightful cast who glittered and glowed all eve long!  Congrats to David Black, Jessica Miano Kruel, Aaron Duclos, George Debraud, Caroline Taylor, and Suzanne Welles…. and to Joy and the crew who all did a super job!

DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES….WED. THRU SAT.FEB.12,13,14,15……. EVERY WEEK…. 700 Duval St… starts at 8:30 pm…. Dance the Night Away….  Enjoy Dave all this month….. He is in rehearsal as one of the TOP Leads in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and he will not be appearing at Mangoes at all in  March!  Make sure you get tix NOW to see him at the Waterfront Playhouse along with an ALL STAR CAST!!!!  It will sell out every night!!!!

MARJORY LEE, FEB12,19,26. …From 5 to 8  pm, Marjory is at Ram’s Head South….

LIKE TO DANCE?  SWING DANCE CLASSES WITH LUCY!!!…STARTED JAN. 8 …  Join the dynamic Lucy Carlton for Swing Dance Lessons, every Wednesday…started Jan. 8 at Paradise Health & Fitness Dance Studio., 1706 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  6 week course from 8 to 9 pm.  NO PARTNER NEEDED…..call 305-296-6348.  You can join in any time!!!!

COMEDY AT BOTTLECAP.. FEB.12,19,26….MadHouse at 1128  Simonton St… show is at 8:30 pm.  go to
www.comedykeywest.com.  

THE GARDENS HOTEL,  FEB. 12…. Nina Newton is  at the piano from 5-7 pm. 

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.12,19,26… 5 pm, Tony Baltimore entertains… 6:30- 11 pm, Raven Cooper….   

GREEN PARROT, FEB. 12….Happy Dog at 5:30 pm…. At 9 and 11 pm, it’s The Nth Power.  

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.12,19,26… Din Allen performs from 6 to 10 pm….

SMOKIN TUNA,  FEB.12,13,15….Scott Kirby at 5 pm….. Caffeine Carl & the Buzz or Friends…. at 9 pm. 

LATEDA, FEB.12….  The fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm…. in the Lounge!!!!   Christopher Peterson performs at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB. 12…. Karen Heins at the piano for Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm…Victoria Horne, Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith, & Joe Dallas and Co.  at 8 pm….821 Duval St….

****’LADY DAY’ AT EMERSON’S GRILL’OPENS AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB. 12….. runs also on Feb. 13,14, & 15………7 pm …. The time is 1959… The place, a seedy bar in Philly… the audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances , only four months before her death.  More that a dozen musical numbers are interfaced with salty and often humorous reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the Lady and her Music.  Tracey Conyer Lee IS Billie Holiday in this captivating tale.  Musicians are Geoffrey Lowe and Skipper Kripitz…. Get tix now for this limited run on the Edge Show….at 305-294-5015 or go to
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  READ BELOW ON THE CLOSING NIGHT PARTY FOR THIS SHOW!!!!  

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO OPENING NIGHT PARTY FOR ‘LADY DAY’ ON FEB. 12…. There WILL be a CLOSING NIGHT PARTY, however, on SATURDAY, FEB. 15….it will be in the Sculpture Garden and will be catered by The SAINT!!!!!  For all those Aqua Idol fans, who do not want to miss our Wednesday Show (with Bobby Nesbitt as judge and Showtunes as Theme) and still want to see “Lady Day”… please try to get to see this show on either Thursday, Feb. 13, Friday, Feb. 14 or Closing Night, Feb. 15… THAT is the day we are planning to see it!!!  If the only day you can see “Lady Day” is on Feb. 12, then so be it… just giving you options if you want to ‘do it all’!!!!

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANNE McKEE FINE ART AUCTION, FEB. 12…At the Studios, 533 Eaton St… Doors open at 6:15, auction at 7 pm.  $25 GA and $50 VIP admission.  Get tix at door and at
www.mckeefund.org.  Art preview is Feb. 6-12 at the Studios of KW….Free to preview.

FREE PRESENTATION IN BIG PINE KEY, FEB. 12….The National Key Deer Refuge is hosting a Free eve presentation with the Fl Keys Audubon Society.  Director, Mark Hedden will speak: subject is ‘Slightly Unfocused:  Photographing Birds, Houses, People & Wildlife.’  Open at 6 pm at the Nature Center at 30587 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key….Program begins at 6:30 pm. 

FRINGE PLAYWRIGHT WORKSHOP, STARTS FEB. 12….Susan Jennifer Polese will  present this workshop….6 sessions over 3 months.  The group will meet Feb. 12, 19, March 18,25, April 8 and 15.    A public reading of the developed works will be on May 2.  Advanced registration is a must…$150 per person.  Contact 305-731-0581 or go online to
www.fringetheater.org.

****BOBBY NESBITT & CARMEN RODRIGUEZ ON FEB. 19 AND 21….. This wonderful duo will present a new show…..’Here’s to the First Ladies… A Celebration of Our Fabulous First Ladies’.. spanning 90 years of history, Bobby & Carmen will spotlight this diverse group of women who lived in the White House as First Lady.  Story and song will be like a musical history lesson that will thrill and delight!  Get tix NOW at
www.keystix.com.  Note that this show will again be presented on March  8 & 9.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and show is at 7 pm. 

“ANNA IN THE TROPICS” AT STUDIOS, FEB. 19-29…..Pulitzer Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz will be presented at 8 pm at the Studios, 533 Eaton St… Directed by award-winning Dennis Zacek of Chicago….Set in Key West, the play recounts the tradition of the lector, a person hired to educate and entertain workers by reading aloud to them as they hand-roll cigars.  It is a perfect KW play….depicting a major part of Key West’s rich history….Actors are Christian Haler, Mira Negron, Francesca Silva, Mathias Maloff, Aramis Ikatu, and Daniel Bochlas, plus Brooklyn actress, Nayem Cardenas-Lopez.  It runs Wed. thru Sat. nights thru Feb. 29….Get tix at
www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.  

FRINGE PRESENTS “DESDEMONA” ON FEB. 19-23….. 7 pm at the Aqua Sidebar at 504 Angela St….Get tix at
www.fringetheater.org or go to 305-731-0581.  This stars Martha Hooten and Su Nubia.   

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

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

NEW BOOKS BY MY READERS ANNOUNCED…
AUTHOR GEORGE FONTANA….George has a new book out, “Where in the World: Notes from the Tour Zone”  … available in paperback with photos & commentary by George’s unique perspective…you will be taking a world cruise with George!  Now at
http://www.amazon.com/Where-World-Notes-Tour-Zone/dp1951150112.   Enjoy the tour!!!   

HAYS BLINKMANN….Following her first novel, IN THE SALT, her new novel is WHERE I CAN BREATHE…. on Amazon!  Both in kindle and paperback…. Go to…
 
https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B08412QBQ7.  It will soon be in Key West Bookstores.  This is a candid, funny and compassionate novel about alcoholism, drama and family relationships…unearthing hidden truths about parenting, secrets and persevering love for each other despite it all.  This book is for anyone whose family is filled with magnetic, but endearingly flawed people!  Sounds fascinating!

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.  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 Birth 
 
PRAYER CHAIN…..Please continue to remember the following in your thoughts and prayers……..Michael Amin ….Bucky Montgomery. …John Baird. ….Michael Thomas … the family and friends of Dan Holloran and Joseph Faron……Sophie Phillips ….Barbara Brant….. Jim Hall ……. the family of Alison Teal on the loss of her brother Peter…..Sissy McDoanald….. Genevieve Isaksen ….Kathy Elias …Ann Marie Adriani… …..John Behmke …..Sandy Abookire ….Jerry Galeana ….RE Frechette . ….. Donna Barnett….….Sharron Mondo… Maggie Domski …….Len Stevens  .…. Rick Elias ….Joe McMurray …George Kling …..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…..Georgia ….Dena Badgerow…..…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 …….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 ……. Pamella C. Bocdow. …Dee Dee Duecker … Karla Muir … Vincent Gregory …Tony Freese… Jennifer O’Lear … Kent Gater….Margaret Taylor … Roland Ryper …Patrick Richards.   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. 

 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. 

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU…When two egotists meet…it’s an I for an I.
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THURSDAY
HAPPY FEB.13 BIRTHDAY TO….NANCY MOULTON ….. ABBY MOORE….. BETH MOYES ….. SHELDON DAVIDSON ….. CHRIS TANNER …. LIZ KERN….. MARTY STONELY….

‘LADY DAY’ AT WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE, FEB. 13,14 15 THIS WEEK….

MARK CALENDARS…’PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT’, MARCH 5-28…. You will NOT want to miss this totally fabulous musical at the WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!  Opens March 5, with March 3 &4 preview nights….. Tix on sale NOW at
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org or at 305-294-5015!!!  This show, based on the smash-hit movie, is the heartwarming and uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam played by CHRISTOPHER PETERSON, DAVE BOOTLE AND CONNOR COOK!…. searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they ever dreamed of….. with a hit parade of tunes like ‘It’s Raining Men’… “I Will Survive”, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, ‘I Love the Nightlife’ and more!!!  Directed by Tom Thayer and set design by Michael Boyer…. and also starring DAVID BLACK….AARON DUCLOS….DJ MILLS…. BELLE JAMPOL… ARTHUR CROCKER …. KELSEY WILSON …LAUREN THOMPSON…. BRITTANY WALLACE…. NANA TATEBAYASHI…. CAROLYN COOPER…. RHETT KALMAN …DONVAN PAVLICEK… JIMMY HARCUP….KELCI GROOMS, ERVIN TUMM AND JAKE FERGUSON….   Choreography by Carolyn Cooper…. Music Director, Michael Fauss…. Trish Manely, Stage Manager!!!!  This show will set Key West on Fire!!!!

BILL MELCHIOR AT AMERICAN LEGION, FEB.13,20,27… Bill will perform from 7 to 10 pm at the American Legion on Stock Island….. He is terrific!!!… a former Aqua Idol winner and rightly so!  Smooth as silk…. 

LATEDA, FEB.13…. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm….Randy Roberts in the Crystal Room at 9 pm.

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.13…Coffee Butler for Happy Hour 5:30-7:30 pm….From 8 to 11 pm, it’s Peter Diamond & Friends….821 Duval St. 

TRUMAN WATERFRONT MARKET, FEB.13,20,27….10 am to 2 pm… Lots of vendors, food, baked goods, pickles by the Pickle Barons, flowers, etc.  Free to attend….

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES, ON FEB. 13….Presented by  military historian, Fred L. Borch…theme is ‘Key West & the Cuban Missle Crisis of 1962.’  6 pm at Old City Hall at 510 Greene St…Tix are $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
  
TAVERN N TOWN, Feb.13,20,27.. Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt will entertain from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.13 Jimmy Olson is back on Jan. 23 & 30. at 5 to 7 pm….

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO., FEB.13,20,27… Joe the Show at 5:30-9:30 pm. 

BEREAVEMENT MEETING EVERY THURS. FEB. 13,20,27….If you have lost someone dear and are having a difficult time with it all…there is help available.   Meeting at 7:15 pm every Thursday at the Klaus Murphy Center at St. Mary Parish on Truman Ave.  All welcome.  You are not alone.DROP IN PAINT CLASSES, FEB.13,20,27…Renown artist, Jim Salem teaches this class at Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar…. 9:30 am …MM17.. 1/2 hour demo and then a painting session until 12:30 pm.

TROPIC CINEMA…FEB. 13……6:30 pm…. ‘INVISIBLE LIFE’…. 416 Eaton St…. On Feb. 20, it’s ‘CUNNINGHAM’ a tribute to one of the world’s greatest dance artists.  6:30 pm.  On Feb. 27, it’s MIDNIGHT FAMILY

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY…  I am grateful for all my Aqua Idol Participants who are giving of their time and talent for the Waterfront Playhouse… and for all those who attend every week to support this event!  I am so thankful for all my readers and those who have been so kind to me through the years.  I want to give special thanks to the following who have touched my life very specially in the last two weeks….Billy Cartledge and Jim Hall…. Jerry Galeana….. Bunnie Smith …. Mary Lynne Price…..Marty & Helene Greenberg…..Laura Richardson….Randy Roberts … Mandy Miles…. Tony Konrath.. ….. Kristen & Jim Ryan…..Neal Ruchman and Melissa Jean McDaniel  ….. Jim Salini….. Helen Walker ….Terri White … … David Talpasz …Mary Ellen & Clay  Beattie…. Gary Symons…….Terry Howery & wife, Annette……..and last but never least,…Bob…… always Bob!!!!

COMEDY KEY WEST, FEB. 13,14,21,22,28,29…. Every Thursday & Friday.. …… Doors open at 7:30 pm….Showtime is at 8 with local comics…Headliner is …. at 8:30 pm…. ALL hilarious….Go to
www.comedykeywest.com.  Locals get a great discount..  

ISLAND DOG, FEB.13,20…. Karri Daley performs 6-10 pm….505 Front St.pm.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.13…. Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud….6:30-11 pm, Mark Healey!!!!

GREEN PARROT, FEB.13…….The Square Roots at 5:30…… The Nth Power at 9 and 11 pm….

INVITATION FOR WOMEN GOLFERS EVERY THURSDAY…18 holes..Ladies Golf assoc.  All skill welcome.   every Thurs at KW Golf Course on Stock Island…  You can join any time…season ends on April 30, 2020.  Call Audrey at 312-590

WOMEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL…FEB.13,20,27… The KW Women’s Flag Football League plays from 7 to 9 pm each Thursday at Bernstein Park, 6551 5th St., Stock Island. Call Diane for info at 305-896-8678. 

***IMPORTANT ON THE MALL ON DUVAL….FEB. 13 & 14…. This is the last weekend to enjoy the great Mall On Duval in Key West….5 pm to 11 pm…. in the 500, 600 and 700 blocks on Duval St.  A great time to stroll without any loud blaring noises…no motorcycles or loud cars of any kind…no boom boxes …. just a nice time to enjoy the shops and restaurants in peaceful conditions!  I understand that after this,  the Mall will go on hiatus and I am hoping they will reinstate it very soon after.  If you are like me and support the Mall On Duval…I implore you to contact all commissioners by sending them emails and texts or by calling them to show your feelings.  This is the contact info…. SAMUEL KAUFMAN,
skaufman@cityofkeywest-fl.gov… GREGORY DAVILA,  gdavila@cityofkeywest-fl.gov… MARY LOU HOOVER, mlhoover@cityofkeywest-fl.gov…. Their numbers are 305-809-3844…. CLAYTON LOPEZ, clopez@cityofkeywest-fl.gov…305-797-3584 (cell)… BILLY WARDLOW, bwardlow@cityofkeywest-fl.gov… Cell, 305-296-2723… JIMMY WEEKLEY, jweekley@cityofkeywest-fl.gov…cell IS  305-797-1440.    Please take time to send your thoughts in supporting the Mall on Duval.  Thanks a LO!!! 

JOHNSMITH PERFORMS AT STUDIOS, FEB. 13…Old Town New Folks Series .. at 533 Eaton St….8 pm….go to
www.tskw.org for tickets 

ROSS MATHEWS AT KW THEATER…FEB. 20…. The ‘Name Drop’ tour…  you will love Ross…. 8 pm at 512 Eaton St…. go to
www.thekeywesttheater.com for tix 

THE KEY WEST GALLERY…. FEB. 27….See the opening of world renowned artists, Bill Mack & Gary Welton….their art and sculptures will  be on exhibit and available for acquisition.  601 Duval St….  The exhibit runs thru March 1.  The Artists will be at the Gallery on Feb. 28 and Sat. Feb. 29 from 7 to 10 pm.  The Gallery is open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.  RSVP for the Artist Appearances at 305-923-1696.

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….. 7)  The Raw Bar….4:30-6:30….

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FRIDAY
HAPPY ST.  VALENTINE DAY TO ALL!!!!!!
HAPPY FEB. 14 BIRTHDAY TO….MARY ANN WORTH…. CARL McMACKIN ….. RONNIE RUPE….. NORMA GILMORE …. CATHY WEBSTER …. ALAN VAN WIEREN ….. LINDA HULLIGAN ….ATHANASIOS PROTOSPALTIS …. (Please remember Lois Kline… Jean Maun.. Marina Mosher …  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ….KATE REGAN & KEN SILVERMAN … BERT WHITT & DENNIS BEAVER …..MELODY COOPER & DAN SIMPSON …. BEVERLY & BOB ARNOLD ….MAJ JOHNSON & TODD KLEM …. ANNE & DAVE REIN …. ALISON & ANDY WEIMER …. DIANE & BUD HARDESTY….

TIX  ON SALE FOR ‘THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’…. This is the sure-to-be-HIT play by Neal Ruchman to be seen Thurs. -Sat. May 14,15, & 16 and May 21,22, & 23…. 8 pm at The Studios.  This exciting play will be directed by Murphy Davis…stars Jeremy Zoma, Jessica Miano-Kruel, David Black, Mathias Maloff, Caroline Taylor, Don Bearden and more….Get info and tickets at
www.tskw.org or call 305-296-0458.

KEY WEST HOME TOUR…FEB. 14 AND 15…..Sponsored by Old Island Restoration Foundation….. 10 am to 4 pm…great houses to tour…tix are $35….  Get in advance at
www.oirif.org.  If at the door of one of the houses, cost is $45.  Tour five unique and wonderful Key West Homes!

KARRI DALEY AT PIER HOUSE, FEB.14.. Entertainment from noon to 3 pm.   From 6:30- 10:30 pm, she is at Island Dogs on the 21.

MANDY PATINKIN ON FEB. 14…. This fab Tony-Award winning actor will present his new one man show at Tennessee Williams Theatre, at 8 pm.  Get tickets at
www.keystix.com.  We have seen him in many musicals and concerts and watched him in the great TV shows his has starred in, like Chicago Hope, and he is always fabulous!  

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB, FEB.14…. 821 Duval St…Larry Smith at the piano for Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm….Ericson Holt entertains from 8 to 11 pm… 

JEFFREY STEELE AT SMOKIN TUNA, FEB. 14…. 7 pm…. doors open at 6…. Get tickets now at
www.smokintunasaloon.com.  4 Charles St…. at 9 pm, it’s Caffeine Carl & Friends….

SALSA DANCE LESSONS WITH  LUCY & FRIENDS, FEB..14,21,28…and Every Friday….7-9 lessons & dancing…. Wed. at 7 pm lessons…. ALL levels… Lucy Carleton loves newbies!  $10….Drop in class…no partners needed!! 

DANGER CHARTERS VALENTINE EVE, FEB. 14….Wind & Wine Sunset Sail….includes fab 9 bottle wine taste, craft beers, and appetizers..plus chocolate covered strawberries…. 7 pm…. $170 per couple.   

CHUCK FOX AT AMERICAN LEGION, FEB.14,21,28….Dance the night away with the great music of Chuck Fox…. 7 to 10 pm… every Friday. ….Located on College Rd. by the Golf Course!  Fun…

TRASH FOR TRANSIT PROGRAM …Every Friday… The City of KW Utilities Dept. & Transit Dept. are teaming up…all are invited to volunteer to help clean up various areas in Key West every Friday Morning…all participants will get a 24 hour City Bus Pass as a thank you… This is part of the Keep KW Beautiful Program.  Meet at 8 am… coordinator, Dee Dee Green will be there to instruct….   For more info call DeeDee at 305-809-3776.

AT THE TROPIC, FEB. 14-20….. DOWNHILL… FANTASTIC FUNGI…THE GENTLEMEN…. 1917….CLEMENCY… LITTLE WOMEN…. FORD V FERRARI …OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS…. OSCAR-NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS …. OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY SHORTS…

GREEN PARROT, FEB.14,15,16… Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan at 5:30, 9 and  11 pm….On Feb. 16 only at 5:30 pm.  Jazz in the afternoon on Sunday!

GARDENS HOTEL,  FEB. 14,21,28…. It’s Michael Robinson at the piano from 5 to 7 pm.  If you want a good seat get there early!!!  Eric Haley is often there with his great vocals!!!  People pay big bucks to see talent like this…. Michael puts on a mini Carnegie Hall Concert every week!  Amazing!

COMEDY KEY WEST…FEB.14,21,28… Doors open at 7:30 pm…. Local comics perform at 8 pm…Headliner at 8:30…ALL hilarious!!!!  Go to
www.comedykeywest.com for tix and info…locals get a nice discount.  At the BottleCap at 1128 Simonton St. 

COMEDY KW OFFERS FRIDAY EARLY BIRD SHOWS, ETC….Features local and visiting comedians at 6 pm…..go to
www.comedykeywest.com….1128 Simonton St. at BottleCap Lounge!!!!!  

ANOTHER MENTION ON “THE MALL ON DUVAL.”. FEB. 13 &14….The fabulous Mall On Duval St. is a great thing in my opinion!  I actually wish the whole street was closed down at least once a month or more!!!  Right now it is in the 500, 600 and 700 Blocks only.  What a joy it is to enjoy Duval St. with all the motorcycle and boom box noise….I wish the shops could take advantage and have tables outside their stores to lure people in…. 

WALKING TOURS, FEB.14,15,21,22,28,29…Every Friday and Saturday … This tour features former homes and fave haunts of well known KW writers.  Tours start at 4:30 pm on Fri. and 10 am on sat.  Meet at KW Library, 700 Fleming St……and finish on Greene St… Reservations…call 305-293-9291…Guides are the very handsome Scott Burau and the adorable Sarah Goodwin. 

SALUTE ON FEB. 14… 4:30 pm…. Skipper and Co. performing for you with love!

LATEDA,  FEB.14….  3 Sum in the Lounge at 8:30 pm… It’s Christopher Peterson at 9 pm in the Crystal room….

MARJORY LEE, FEB.14,21,28… From 1 to 4 pm Marjory is at Sunset Pier….From 5 to 8 pm, she is at the Gates Hotel!!!!

TAVERN N TOWN ,  FEB.14,21, 28….Mike Emerson performs from 5 to 9 pm…

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…FEB. 14,21,28…. Nick Brownelll from 5:30-9:30 pm….

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 14…. Michael McCloud at noon to 5 pm….Happy Dog Band at 6:30-11:30 pm….

FROM A WOMAN’S HAND ART SHOW……A Juried Art exhibit featuring only women artists of the FLA Keys…. at Custom House at 281 Front St….

VALENTINE GALA AT CURRY MANSION BENEFIT, FEB. 14….ALL invited to attend this benefit for the Wesley House….511 Caroline St… Music by Howard Livingston & the Mile Marker 24 Band…VIP and General Admission tix sold…. Go to
www.keystix.com for reservations!

BOBBY & CARMEN AT LITTLE WHITE HOUSE….FEB. 21…. Get tix NOW for this always sold out concert featuring songs connected to The First Ladies who lived in the White House!  Go to
www.keystix.com and note that this new show will be presented again on March 8 & 9.

KEY WEST BURLESQUE PRESENTS….FEB. 14…. Tatah DuJour and Moana Amour present “Oh My Gods & Goddesses: A Heavenly Burlesque Show”…. at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…Showtime is 8 pm.  Tix on sale NOW!

SANFORD BIRDSEY EXHIBIT ON FEB. 21…. You are invited to a special reception on Feb. 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Custom House, 281 Front St….See a retrospective of Birdsey’s art  watercolors, acrylics, textiles, etc.  …will run thru April 11, 2020.

**KIM GORDON PRESENTS SOLO CONCERT, FEB. 28…The lovely and talented Kim Gordon will present her annual concert, ‘Let’s Be Bad’…with a champagne and dessert party afterward….. at Key West Theater, 8 pm…512 Eaton St….100% of Kim’s concert will go to Take Stock In Children… and will be doubled thanks to a grant from the State of FLA….So your $45-$65 ticket equals a donation of $90-$130 to fund scholarships for deserving students  For tickets go to
www.TheKeyWestTheater.com or buy at the box office.  Kim is the founder and exec director of Music with Heart, Inc.  She always puts on a dandy show and is surrounded by super musicians!!!

KW GARDEN CLUB TOURS ON FEB. 28 & 29…..See 4 beautiful and diverse gardens from 10 to 3 pm….Docents will be at each Garden…  On both days there will be a talk on orchids at 11 am at 1131 Johnson St. and a talk about the garden at 1225 South St. at 2 pm.  Tix are $25.  and can be obtained at all the gardens the days of the tour and in advance at West Martello. Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.   Also get online at
www.keywestgardenclub.com.  Keep receipt to show at the Gardens.  tix good for both days.    

KEY WEST TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN, MARCH 13….  Journey with an Artist, honoring Perry Arnold…. Fundraiser titled, “Olive’s Spirit Anniversary”… at 5:30-8:30 at the Aqua Nightclub Sidebar at 504 Angela St.  Free to attend….Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Appetizers provided…. Some brief speeches and other original artwork representations recognizing Perry Arnold’s generosity in creating and maintaining Olive’s Spirit.  All invited.

SYMPHONY TICKETS FOR SALE….. I need to sell my Symphony Seats for the March 8 concert at Tennessee Williams Theatre.  They are excellent seats….E 2 & E 4.  I paid $160. for these seats and will sell for $100 or best offer.  Let me know by emailing me at
kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  Thanks a lot.  
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SATURDAY
HAPPY FEB. 15 BIRTHDAY TO ….CAROL TEDESCO … DONNA STABILE … JOY RODRIGUEZ… ANDREW GONZALEZ….AMBER DALAKAS….. (Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Ferguson on their would-have-been anniversary.

WE WELCOME BACK HOME TO KEY WEST, OUR FRIENDS, KRISTEN & JIM RYAN!!!!  You have been missed!!!!

ANNUAL PRESIDENTIAL FAMILY FORUM, FEB. 15…4 to 5:30 pm…. featuring Clifton Truman Daniel, Mary Jean Eisenhower, Tweed Roosevelt, Massee McKinley and Margaret Hoover….moderated by CNN analyst, John Avlon…Held on the laswn of the Little White House, includes refreshments and program….Members $25 and Non, $35.  Get tix at
www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL RECEPTION WITH PRESIDENTIAL RELATIVES, FEB. 15 .. 6 to 7:30 pm ….for $1,000 donation, you are invited to an appreciation reception to meet & mingle with the relatives of past presidents. … after the Forum.  

****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 ….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 whomever the pianist will be!! 

SALUTE ON FEB. 15…5:30 pm….Skipper Kripitz with Claire Caplan, Geoff Lowe, and Larry Smith.

SCHOONER WHARF ON FEB. 15….Noon to 5 pm, Michael McCloud……. 6:30-11:30 pm, Last Mangoes Band….

GALLERY ON GREENE, FEB. 15….Reception for artist Peter Vey with his new exhibit, from 5 to 8 pm.   

AT LITTLE ROOM, FEB15…. James King and Peter Diamond at Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm….The fantabulous Denis Hyland Quartet will perform from 8 to 11 pm at 821 Duval St.  Get ready for an eve of smooth jazz!!! 

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.15,22,29…. Bobby Green performs from 5 to 7 pm… 

VILLAGE SOCIAL AT LEGION POST 168, FEB. 15,22,29… Every Saturday, 5 to 8 pm at Post 168 at 803 Emma St…. Low-priced drinks, snacks and music and dancing…. Support our Veterans in the Community!

KARRI DALEY AT LOOSE CANON…. FEB.15,22…. at 217 Duval St…. from 10 am to 1 pm…
KARRI is at The Halo at The Saint on Feb. 15 & 16.

MARJORY LEE ON FEB.15.. Marjory is at Lagerheads from 12:30- 3:30 pm and from 11 pm to 2 am, she is at the Irish Oak Barrel Lounge on Southard St.

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR WOMEN…. FEB.15,22,29….10 am to noon every Saturday at 705 Palm Ave… for info call 305-292-5993.

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB. 15,22,29. ..The fab Bobby Nesbitt performs from 5 to 9 pm in the Lounge. 

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB. 15….Scott Kirby at 5 pm…. Caffeine Carl & Friends at 9 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…FEB.15, 22, 29..Nick Norman from noon to 4 pm…..Turner Harrison from 5:30-9:30 pm.

LATEDA, FEB.15…..3 Sum at 8:30 pm…..Randy Roberts performs in the Crystal Room at 9 pm. 

MATEO & BELLE IN CONCERT, FEB. 22….5:30-7:30 pm  on the patio at Marriott Beachside Resort at 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.  Classical Guitarist,  Mateo and vocalist,  Belle are a wonderful Father & Daughter duo (Jampol)…. heavenly! 

PLEIN AIR PAINTING CONTEST….FEB.  22….Tennessee Williams contest. .. subject is ‘The Women of  Tennessee Williams’….$600 cash prizes…. 8:30 am-4 pm…choice of 3 locales for painting at…for info on registration, etc. go to
www.kwahs.org/event.  

CEMETERY STROLL, FEB.22….During this tour, small groups will be escorted to various grave sites will be visited with stories told by the docents.  Group will depart at 9:30, 9:50 and 10:10 am.  Reservations necessary at 305-304-1453.  Tour is approx. 90 minutes.  Wear comfy shoes…water will be provided.Learn about the many fascinating and renowned people who resided in Key West and hear their unique stories.  $20(cash or check) per person….make check payable to Historic Florida Keys Foundation.  Proceeds go to Cemetery restoration.  Enter by either the Windsor or Frances St. gates and go to registration table on 2nd Ave.  Other Stroll will take place on  March 21.GARDEN FEST AT KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN, FEB. 15 & 16…. An exhibition and sale of rare plants, fine arts and crafts..10 am to 3 pm….5210 College Rd.  FREE to attend.  Buy native and exotic plants… over 150 species  Robyn Mayer will speak on the The Decline of the Bird Population in the USA at 1:30 pm on Saturday, the 16th.  5210 College Rd. on Stock Island!!!!

TOMMY EMMANUEL ON FEB. 15…. This event is at 8 pm at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St….On Feb. 22, it’s Tom Papa.

FESTIVAL TO HONOR TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, FEB. 22-MARCH 30…..A number of wonderful events will be happening during this annual event, culminating with celebrating the Birthday of this great playwright who lived in Key West for many years.  There are writing contests for short stories and poetry, plein air painting contests….tours, movies show, etc.  For more info and schedules of events to to:
www.kwahs.org/events/tennessee-williams-birthday-celebration.  Bravo to curator Dennis Beaver for all he has done to finally give Tennessee Williams his due in Key West!

FRINGE BACKYARD MUSIC SERIES, FEB. 29…..Celebrate Leap Year from 6 to 9 pm at the home of Christian Caceres & Bradley Brewer…. Entertainers are Carmen Rodriguez and Larry Smith.  Go to
www.fringetheater.org or call 305-731-0581.  Tix are $75.  Great food,, open bar and dance to divine music.  Benefits the Fringe!  

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED…..Call Mary at 305-304-0578 for info.
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SUNDAY
HAPPY FEB. 16 BIRTHDAY TO….SHIRLEY FREEMAN …QUEEN KATHLEEN GREER … DANIEL CLARK ….MISSY MASCHAL …PHIL SHELDON …ARLENE DOTY …DONALD SCHIFF…..LANCE TAYLOR…. (Please say an extra prayer for Fred Stevens today.)

OLD STONE CHURCH, FEB. 16..  Singer, guitarist, Michelle Dravis will be performing  at the Old Stone Church…  Her performance will make you want to get up and dance!!!!  Time to start your week with some marvelous and soulful music.. at 600 Eaton St..9 to 11 am.  Time to listen, learn and find inner peace and love.   

TERRI WHITE STARTS NEW GIG AT THE DIRTY PIG….FEB.16.23…. The always divine Terri White, she of the Broadway Stage…. begins a new gig The Dirty Pig at 320 Grinnell St….7:30-10 pm, every Sunday!!!! She will be singing with Larry Baeder accompanying and singing too!!

*LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB… FEB. 16…Any Mayo entertains from 5:30-7:30 pm…  821 Duval St.  Barry Cuda & The Sharks Entertain from  8 to 11 pm….

4 NIGHTS OF JUSTICE AT TROPIC CINEMA… FEB. 16….’BIKES VS. CARS’….5:30, Q & A with Tim Staub….6 pm screening….and after, if you want to start the eve with a bike ride, you can join Southernmost Slow Ride at the White Street Pier at 5 for a group ride to the Tropic.

I HAVE SYMPHONY TICKETS FOR SALE….FOR MARCH 8 CONCERT…..This concert features magnificent and beloved cellist, Zuill Bailey.  It will present two world premieres of  Ellen Taffe Zwilich’s Concerto for Cello & Orchestra… Zwilich is the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music.  The other premiere is by John D. Gottsch….It will be a night to remember.  The seats are excellent in Row E, seats two and 4.  Lots of leg room.  Cost was $80 each…$160.  I will sell for $100 for both…OR BEST OFFER…..  Call 305-393-6273 if interested or email
kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  Thank you.

LATEDA, FEB. 16,23…Tea Dance at 4 pm…. 3 Sum at 8:30 pm in the Lounge.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  FEB.16… Joal Rush from noon to 4 pm… Nick Brownell from 5:30-9:30 pm!!

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB. 16,23, MARCH 1…. Rob DiStasi is at the piano from 5 to 9 pm.

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON FEB.16… Dr. von Hilsheimer at 2 pm…..Sheldon Benton  at 5 pm…..Hey Monea at 9 pm….

GREEN PARROT, FEB.16..Jazz with Mike Emerson, Skippo,  Gary Rivenson and Mark Rose…1 pm…

FREE SAILING LESSONS FOR MEN….FEB.16,23… Every Sunday at 705 Palm Ave….. 10 am to noon!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.16….Noon to 5, Michael McCloud…. 6:30-11 pm, Mark Healey (Backfinger)!!!  

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB.16 ..5:00-7:30  pm…..It’s Libby York and Friends….ON FEB. 23 IT’S Music by Kopavi, withSkippo, Richard Tazwell, Mark Rose and Geoffrey Lowe….Also…. See Valerie Hoh’s Wearable & Paper Fashion as Art Fashion Show…..  Runway show at 5-5:30….526 Angela St.

LA TRATTORIA OCEANSIDE, FEB. 16-20…..Phil Sampson performs every Sunday thru Thursday from  6 to 9 pm at this great restaurant!!!   

IMPROMPTU CONCERT ON FEB.23….For info go to
www.keywestimpromptu.org.  ….4 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Duval St.   On Feb. 23, it is The Rascher Saxophone Quartet!!!

POLICE DEPT. MOUNTED UNIT FUNDRAISER, FEB. 16… At LaTeDa…1125 Duval St….Host is Christopher Rounds and KW businesswoman, Jane Gardner….5:30 pm, meet & greet with the mounted police officers and their horses….6 pm, cocktails, a grand sit down dinner and a dazzling 9 pm Cabaret Show starring Christopher Peterson.  Tix are $150 each for the full evening (only 50 available) and $50 for solely the Cabaret show ($6o tix available)….To make a donation or buy tix call Jane Gardner at 312-914-7546.  

PAUL COTTON AT PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT, FEB.16…. Tickets available… contact
pocopaulcotton@gmail.com.  

WILDLIFE CENTER FUNDRAISER, FEB. 23….”It’s for the Birds’ benefit from 3 to 5:30 at West Martello Tower….Tix are $25….go to….
https://bit.ly/ItsForTheBirds.

JOHN TESH AT KW THEATER, MARCH 1…. 8 pm at 512 Eaton St.  

******WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE GALA ON MARCH 8…..Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of  this esteemed theater…. 8 pm… starts with a champagne reception with hors d’oeuvres…  followed by a Musical Presentation celebrating decades of Music heard on the Waterfront Stage…. and then a lovely dinner and dessert in the Courtyard…. $150. per person…. open bar…. a formal affair….a night to remember!  Tickets NOW on sale at 305-294-5015 or online at
www.waterfrontplayhouse.org.  THIS WILL BE A NIGHT TO LONG REMEMBER!!!!!!
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MONDAY…..
HAPPY  FEB. 17 BIRTHDAY TO…JIM HALL ….MIKE MARRERO … KATHEY FATICA … ANDREW FLORIO…. MARY O’SHEA …(Please remember Rosalie Zito, Kayla Tollen, and Leon Williams.) 

PAINTING WITH RICK WORTH, FEB. 17….Price $100…. at Truman White House …..2 to 4 pm…. Learn to paint on the historic 1911 shingles that were saved from the recent roof restoration….. Enjoy cocktails and nibbles and have fun painting with Rick Worth….then take your masterpiece home with you!!!  Go to
www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com.  

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL,FEB.17,24…. James King III at the piano, 5 to 7 pm.

DUELING BARTENDERS, FEB.17,24…. Every Monday at Aqua Nightclub, 5:30-8 pm… Ric Dery hosts and always has a great special singer to sing ‘Duels’ with!!!!! 711 Duval St.  A KW happening!!

TROPIC CINEMA CLASSICS NIGHT, FEB. 17… 6:30 pm, THE GRADUATE….On Feb. 24, it is GHOST at 6:30 pm.  

‘JERSEY BOYS’ AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, FEB. 17…..Showtime is 8 pm…. go to
www.keystix.com for tickets.

DRUNK SPELLING BEE ON FEB.17,24… At Mary Ellen’s on Appelrouth Ln….Wild, wacky and wickedly fun!

LITTLE ROOM ON FEB.17,24…..Malathi performs from 5:30-7:30 pm…. Christine Cordone Jam Session performs at 8 pm…. 821 Duval St…. 821 Duval St 

LATEDA, FEB. 17…. Ronnie Lovely and James King III at 8:30 pm in the Lounge!!!… Randy Roberts at 9 pm in the Crystal Room.

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB. 17, 24………Raven Cooper, noon to 5 pm…. Zack Seemiller 6:30-10:30 pm. 

JUDY COLLINS ON FEB.17…. This famous and beloved singer will perform at 8 pm at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.  Get tix at
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  

SMOKIN TUNA SALOON, FEB. 17…Scott Kirby at 5 pm…. At 9 pm, Myles Mancuso.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO…FEB.17,24… The Bahama Boys perform from 5:30-9:30 PM… 

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.17…Rob Di Stasi entertains from 5 to 9 pm…

FRIENDS OF LIBRARY ON FEB.17……6 pm at the Tropic Cinema., 416 Eaton St.   Free to attend.  Seating starts at 5:40.  Michael Mewshaw…. FEB.24, Ayse Papatya Bucak…. MARCH 2….Naomi Gordon-Loebl.

**RANDY ROBERTS & FAITH PRINCE ON FEB. 10…. This was an exceptional concert by this talented pair.  Local entertainer, Randy Roberts teamed up with Tony-Award-winning Faith Prince and it was magic!  Perfectly chosen songs delivered with perfection!  It had many special moments….and all those in attendance shared a wonderful evening indeed!  Bravo!  We in Key West are very fortunate to be the recipients of such marvelous talent!

MOVIE AT CONGREGATION B’nai ZION…FEB. 17…..Movie is “1945” on Mon. Feb. 17 at 7:30 pm… 750 United St.  Movie tells the story of 2 Orthodox Jews who arreive in a rural Hungarian town o the day of a community wedding.  Free to attend but donations are encouraged.  Sponsored by Justin & Eileen Kawaler and Sheldon Davidson & Susan Server.

GINGERBREAD SQUARE GALLERY, FEB. 24….Reception for artists Pam Folsom and Todd Bonita…..all invited….1207 Duval St…. 5:30 pm….
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TUESDAY
HAPPY  FEB.18 BIRTHDAY TO ….JODI WEINHOFER….CLARE KELLER … NICK McBRIDE …WALLY CLARK … NORA GAVIN-SMYTH… JOHN SONDEJ …..ALEKSANDER PROTOPSALTIS  …HENRY CASKEY ….. (Please remember Jane Vetter, Gary Adkins, and Dottie Schwartz.)

***LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB FEB.18,25…GAYLA MORGAN is at the piano every Tuesday for Happy Hour, 5:30-7:30 pm…. singing like an angel…..And lucky you… You can also see her perform at the Waterfront Playhouse Aqua Idol on Wednesdays  at Aqua Nightclub, 6:30-8 pm!!!!!  50% off food and BOGO on select wine, beer and booze!!! Larry Baeder & Friends perform from 8 to 11 pm…. 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!!! 

SMOKIN TUNA, FEB.18…Scott Kirby at 5 pm…..Charlie Miller at 9 pm….

TAVERN N TOWN, FEB.18,25..Carmen Rodriguez and Bobby Nesbitt entertain,  5 to 9 pm in the lounge. 

VIRGILIOS ON FEB. 18… 9:30 PM with Skippo,  Chris Case, Francois Gehin…..The The Savage Beets!!!!

LATEDA, FEB. 18… The Fab Spectrelles at 8:30 pm… Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons Show at 9 pm in the Crystal Room!!!

SCHOONER WHARF, FEB.18…. Gary Hempsey from noon to 5 pm…. Island Time Duo with Chuck Fox & Dave Herzog…. from 6:30- 11 pm.

CONCH REPUBLIC SEAFOOD CO.  FEB.18…. Turner Harrison performs from 5:30-9:30 pm….On Feb. 25, it is Joal Rush…..

THE GARDENS HOTEL, FEB. 18,25…. Nancy 3 Hoffman from 5 to 7 pm!!!!

THE GALLEON, FEB.18,25.. Marjory Lee performs from 6 to 9 pm…great music and sunsets!!!!

**SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE  AT RED BARN, OPENS FEB. 18…. Theme is The Twilight Zone…..runs thru March 14…. Get tix at 305-296-9911….. or go to
www.redbarntheatre.com…. This always hilarious group of short plays stars Susannah Wells, Don Bearden, Jeremy Zoma, Andrew Hodge and Amber McDonald.  

CAFE CON LIBROS AUTHOR SERIES, FEB. 18….At The  KW Library, 700 Fleming St… Doors open at 9:30 am, and presentation is at 10:30 am….  Author Lisa Howarth will talk on her latest book, “Summerlings” this year’s pick for the ‘One Island One Book’ selection.  Free to attend.

NICK NORMAN & JOAL RUSH ON FEB. 18…. At the KW Theater, 7 pm….In the Back Stage Listening Room…..Hear some great new tunes from these two superstars.

***KARRI DALEY INTRODUCES NEW ALBUM….MARCH 2… Tix now on sale for this event at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.   All attending will receive a copy of the album on entry….  Get tix at
www.thekeywesttheater.com.  

**’THE PICKPOCKET’S DAUGHTER’ 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!!!

VOLUNTEER DOCENTS WANTED… for Old Island Restoration Home Tours….in Feb. and March….Volunteers get free home tour ticket….. Call 305-294-9501 to volunteer.
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*****AQUA IDOL WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH…. Don’t forget Aqua Idol EVERY WEDNESDAY from 6:30 to 8 pm at Aqua Nightclub… 711 Duval St…. Great musical entertainment for the benefit of the wonderful WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!!!!  Guest Judge on Feb. 19 is  creator and founder of ONE HUMAN FAMILY, J.T. THOMPSON.. … and the theme of the night will be GOSPEL/CHURCH MUSIC!!!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!
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LOVE TO YOU, AND REMEMBER…The real trouble with old age is that it lasts for such a short time.
Lynda
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PS…..AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION: 

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… The KW Rip-Off Rapid Response team is seeking volunteers for sidewalk protests against businesses that harass passersby.  Email
keywestrt@gmail.com.  

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! 
3)  ‘GLASS’…. (world premiere by Michael Amin), Jan. 16-Feb. 1. ….‘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
 
RED BARN THEATRE SEASON…..”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.
 
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. 

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.

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. 

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 AQUARIUS PERSONALITY…JAN. 21 THRU FEB. 19***

Aquarians are totally different from every other sign….something sets them apart from everyone else. The typical Aquarian approaches life from a very different perspective to most people. Each Aquarian is completely original and innovative. For a start, they are totally independent. They follow the beat of a different drum and need to go their own way through life. Those who try to stop them or hold them back will soon discover how useless this policy is. If anything, it will make the Aquarian even more determined to do their own thing…and if no one else likes it, tough! Once an Aquarian has made up their mind about something, you will go blue in the face trying to persuade them to change it….they simply are not interested. This single-minded determination operates in every area of their life. However, they are very hard to predict…so even if you think you know how an Aquarian will react to something, they’ll probably take you by complete surprise and do the very opposite. This is all part of the fun of knowing an Aquarian. The present is much more of interest to an Aquarian than the past. They focus on the here and now rather than get caught up in what happened a week last Wednesday. An Aquarian is light years ahead of others in their thinking. As a result, they can seem like an iconoclast, possibly even a threat, because they have revolutionary theories or go against the tide of popular ideas. They are extremely intelligent and very rational…they do not take an emotional approach to life.

This is the friendliest sign of the Zodiac….they need a lot of friends…and to know they are around….though they are really only intimate with a very select group. When it comes to love, they need to choose a lover who is also a friend. It is hard for an Aquarian to love someone if they do not like them too. Their partner must be intelligent and a good conversationalist. An Aquarian must also need a partner who respects their need for independence. They hate when someone keeps tabs on them and needs to know their every move. They do not want to be joined at the hip with anyone. They need the freedom to come and go as they like. However, they do not want to give their partner the same freedom that they want for themselves! The best signs for an Aquarian is Libra or Sagittarius…possibly an Aries and a Gemini too.

In careers an Aquarian does not want to be stuck in a dead end job. They are attracted to charity and humanitarian work. Being self-employed appeals to Aquarians, as they thrive on being their own boss. They do not think anyone knows more than they do. They do not like taking orders from anyone they feel is inferior to them. And that’s the name of that tune!

We love our Aquarian Friends and Family Members!!!

HAPPY AQUARIAN BIRTHDAY TO….

2/12….. Judy Blume…Bonnie Jones…..Susan Keiser…Ken Domanski…Chick Knight… Jim Collins….Shelly Malone …

2/13…Abby Moore…Chris Tanner…Liz Kern…Nancy Moulton…Sheldon Davidson…Marty Stonely…..Beth Moyes…..

2/14…Carl McMackin…Cathy Webster…Mary Ann Worth…Norma Gilmore…Ronnie Rupe….. Linda Hulligan …..Alan Van Wieren… Athanasios Protopsaltis….. … (Please remember Lois Kline…..Jean Maun…. And…. Marina Mosher.) Happy Valentine’s Day to all my special Sweethearts!!!!!! You know who you are!!!!

2/15….Carol Tedesco…Donna Stabile ….. Joy Rodriguez ….Andrew Gonzalez…Amber Dalakas …

2/16…Shirley Freeman …..Daniel Clark ….. Michael Marrero ….Queen Kathleen Greer…Arlene Doty…..Phil Sheldon …..Donald Schiff … Lance Taylor …. Missy Maschal …

2/17….Jim Hall……Andrew Florio ….Kathey Fatica…..Mary O’Shea…(Please remember Rosalie Zito…. And…. Leon Williams… and Kayla Tollen.)

2/18…Jodi Weinhofer……..Wally Clark…Nicholas McBride…..Clare Keller…..John Sondej….. Henry Caskey …..Nora Gavin-Smyth …..Aleksander Protopsaltis……..(Please remember Jane Vetter…..Gary Adkins….Dottie Schwartz….and Bob Dodaro..)

2/19…..Maria Renna Sharpe…..Ken Silverman…..Joe Clerico…Anthony Picone…Michael Mewshaw….. Dave Moore …..Shawn Montgomery ….. Brian Hall ….. Nancy Holland…. Nancy Hrach Yehyawi….. Martha Dooley…..Juanita Huber….. (Please remember Henry G. Brownell.)

HAPPY AQUARIAN ANNIVERSARY TO….

2/12…..Rex Welton & Brad….. Fred & Diane Covan…. Denis Hyland & Wayne Larue Smith…

2/14…..Dennis Beaver & Bert Whitt….. Kate Regan & Ken Silverman …Beverly & Bob Arnold…..Melody Cooper & Dan Simpson…..Maj Johnson & Todd Klem … Anne & Dave Rein …Alison & Andy Weimer …..Anne Marie & Jack Flood….. Diane & Bud Hardestsy …..

2/15…. Please remember Larry Harvey & Alan Furguson….

If you are one of those unique Aquarians and the description above pertains to you in any way, please let me know. Also, if you are not on the Birthday & Anniversary Lists and want to be, please send me your month and day to kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will add you to the list. Being on the lists has its privileges….I make sure of that! I can’t tell you how many times people tell me that I am the only person to remember their birthday year after year. It is a good feeling and so easy to reach out on someone’s special day! It is all about community building and caring for those we know and love.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary to everyone above mentioned!!!
Love,
Lynda


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