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Key West with Lynda

KEY WEST WITH LYNDA..MAY 13 – MAY 20, 2024


MONDAY, MAY 13..(and other Mondays in May..)

HAPPY  MAY 13 BIRTHDAY TO…BILLY CARTLEDGE….MARK HAYDA…. JOHN NOLTE… ALAN TEITELBAUM…. CARRIE BABICH…. CARL CSOMBOK… WILLIAM HANIGAN…ERIC SKYLER HENCH….. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. DOLORES & BOB BOFF.
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WELCOME TO KEY WEST…CLAIRE LOUISE CARROLL AND STEVE GURMIN…. We are so excited that Claire and Steve, who now live in England, will be spending some time here on the Island that embraced them when they lived here awhile back.!!!

ALL INTERESTED ACTORS… Scroll down to read about upcoming auditions coming up at The Waterfront Playhouse, The Fringe, and The Red Barn.

AT TAVERN N TOWN…MAY 13,20,27…Rob Di Stasi performs from 5 to 9 pm.


LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB ON MAY 13..Music from 5:30-7:30 pm…It’s Kenny Albert at the Piano…..821 Duval St ….8-11 pm, it’s Jazz Jam with Skipper Kripitz, Larry Smith & Joe Dallas..

THE GARDENS HOTEL MONDAY..MAY  13, 20, 27…from 5 -7 pm it’s Mary Spear entertaining ….526 Angela St. 

MY BLOG ALSO STILL ON CONCHTV.COM……Note that You can  go to www.conchtv.com/author/lynda and get my complete blog ….also the recent Birthday and Anniversary Lists and other info including my photo!!!! 

SCHOONER WHARF.. MAY 13, 20, 27…Raven Cooper 12- 5 pm…..Joe the Show ….from 6:30-11 pm. 

FREE TOURS OF THE KW WOMAN’S CLUB…MONDAY THRU FRIDAY….319 Duval St.  Tours are from 10 am to 4 pm…. The tour includes the story of Eleanor & Martin Hellings who built the home in 1892.  It is a wonderful home filled with antiques and history!
 

**ANNUAL QUEEN MOTHER PAGEANT….. MAY 13….8 pm at The Key West Theater…. Get tix now…  This is always a looked-forward to event filled with great acts, hilarity, and surprises!  I do know Jody Rae Campbell is one of the contestants…. and that Randy Thompson and J.B. McLendon, both former Queen Mothers, are coming in for this event!!   (Hope all had a great Mother’s Day yesterday!)

AVOID TICKET SCAMS…. The Key West Theater is advising everyone to be aware of ticket scammers out there before you learn the hard way.  For ticketing questions or legitimacy of ticket sellers contact the Box Office.  Purchasing tix from unverified sellers could result in fake tix and scams.  The Official website is the keywesttheater.com !!!!!! 

HUGH’S VIEW AT THE STUDIOS, MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS… Open from 6 to 8 pm.. Bar…. Great Views thanks to Hugh!!!!  

CONGRATS TO NEAL RUCHMAN!!!….Local playwright, Neal Ruchman, submitted a 15 minute play to the Inaugural Jewish Short Play Festival, and was chosen as one of only ten finalists from a nationwide competition.  Neal’s play will be staged on June 17th in La Jolla, CA by professional actors.  Great news must be shared!

BRIA ANSARA PERFORMS  ON MONDAYS, TUES. & WED.  AT BOURBON ST. PUB from 8:30- 10:30 PM. Bria is a brilliant and wonderful singer!!!! (and an Aqua Idol finalist!!!!)


LAURIE THIBAUD HOSTS ‘THE BIRD DROP’ OPEN MIC…MAY 13 AND JUNE 10 …. 8:30 PM..Laurie Thibaud hosts the second Monday of each month…. Then, On MAY 27 and JUNE 24…. host will be comedian, Gwen Filosa!!!!! This event was Created by Jessica Wachs and Rumble Productions!!!  This is a perfect venue to try everything from comedy to singing to poetry.  Now is your chance to grab that mic and shine!

PLEASE NOTE… THE PRAYER CHAIN HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO THE ADDENDUM BELOW.   PLEASE REMEMBER ALL THOSE WHO NEED OUR PRAYERS FOR MANY VARIOUS REASONS!  THANK YOU… SCROLL DOWN PLEASE.   

KARI WOLF…MAY 13 and 27…. PERFORMS AT 10 PM AT IRISH KEVIN’S.


THESE PLACES ADVERTISE DINING DEALS  FOR A LIMITED TIME…. SO PLEASE CALL TO CHECK THAT THIS SPECIAL IS STILL IN EFFECT….SEVEN FISH…. 921 Truman Ave…..For a Limited time….20% locals discount on all food and wine and beverages with ID…  ALSO…. AT BOB’S at 532 Margaret St…. 20% Locals discount on ALL food and drink!… And THE PIER HOUSE IS also offering the same deal for Locals.  ALSO, once again, Matt’s Restaurant at the Perry Hotel on Stock Island is advertising a 40% off for Locals with ID, on Mondays and Tuesdays only!

THE AQUANETTES PERFORM SHOWS EVERY SINGLE NIGHT…. Aqua Nightclub at 711 Duval St. is the place to see the most fabulous Drag Queens ….including …. FAITH … INGA …. ELLE … JESSICA… BEATRIX ……  MAYA …and  EPIPHANY!!!  Shows are  Monday and Tuesday at 9 pm….and from Wednesday thru Sunday, there are two shows…at 7 pm and 9 pm.  ..Reserve at www.aquakeywest.com.  Aqua is open from noon to 2 am nightly…. drink specials… full menu… lunch specials…… call 305-294-0555…   Also at Aqua…. there is the Back Bar, the Side Bar , The BIRDCAGE CABARET….. the Outdoor Bar and Grill, and each has its own personality!!!!!  MIKE AND JOHN BARRETT are wonderful new owners and are doing super things at AQUA PLEX!! 

The venerable ANNE MCKEE (now 100) is presently residing at the  Palm Vista Rehabilitation Center at 5860 College Rd., Room 126,  Stock Island, FL 33040.    If  you have some time to pay her a visit I am sure she will welcome you.
RENOWNED KW ARTIST, RICK WORTH…. is also residing at the Rehab Center, in Room 121. I KNOW he too, would welcome a visit or a card or note.  He is making slow process after his stroke awhile back.  Note also that if you visit Rick, do not bring food as he is on a feeding tube.


ALSO….To contact me, direct ALL messages to kwlynda@bellsouth.net.  I am interested in ALL  you may have to say.  Also, if you have any information that I could use in this blog, please send it to me and I will try to  include it next time. I need ALL info sent as concisely as possible and must come to me before Sunday at the end of the week… as my blog goes out on MONDAYS!!!!! (and sometimes Sunday night!)  If you want a copy of the recent Birthday/Anniversary List and Overview, let me know by emailing me at above address.

CHARITY BINGO AT GREEN PARROT…Monday at 7 pm… to benefit A WORTHY CAUSE…each and every week. 

VOTE BY MAIL….Please note that every person who wants a vote by mail ballot must request one EACH election cycle.    Request now for 2024 or check your vote by-mail-status at the following links.  Request a vote by mail ballot ….  keysselections.org/Voters/vote-by-mail-Request.  You can also phone the office of Joyce Griffiths at 305-292-3416.  Better safe than sorry!  YOUR VOTE is of utmost importance!!!!!!


TO HELP THE DRAMA CLUB… Contact KWHS Drama Club Program Director EMILY YOUNG GALVAN…at 305-304-4332…or email emilyyoung520@gmail.com.  

LATEDA.. …. Performing in the Crystal Room at Lateda at 9 pm is … The Randy Roberts LIVE! Show ….1125 Duval St.  To check on the  schedule go to the Lateda website.    Downstairs in the Lounge is the superb 3 SUM  who perform on Thursday thru Monday at 8:30 pm. And a new act on Tues. and Wed. at 8:30 pm.   And delish food too!!!!

A PUN or LEXOPHILE FOR YOU….What did the Ranch say when somebody opened the refrigerator?  “Hey…close the door… I’m dressing!”
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TUESDAY, MAY 14,  etc.  2024

HAPPY MAY 14, BIRTHDAY TO….ROSALIND BRACKENBURY…. MELISSA INGRAM … CINDY LU KRISANDA… SHAHEEM LARSON…. PETER MASCHAL…(Please remember Allan Wimer.)…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. GEORGE SANDERS AND SHAWN CURRAN.
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TAVERN N TOWN..MAY  14, 21, 28….Carmen Rodriguez and James King 5-9pm.   

SISTER SEASON AQUA IDOL ON MAY 14…. 6 pm at AquaPlex…. Singers include Aramis Ikatu, Carl Reicke, Clare Brumell, Feliz Andrews. Henry Fuller, Jessica Butt, Jim Speake, Jordan Upchurch, Mariah Woessner, Mathias Maloff, and Tim Dahms…. (NOTE:  On May 20 and 27 Aqua Idol will occur on Monday…  Only on Tuesday today because of Queen Mother Event on Monday.)

REMEMBERING RACHEL LIGON ONMAY 14….You are invited to the 3rd anniversary celebration of Key West Collective and Rachel’s legacy.  It will last all day, so stop in anytime between 10 am and 5 pm for champagne and cupcakes at 720 Caroline St.


LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB.,MAY 14…5-7 pm, it’s John Allicockat the piano…. 8 to 11 pm, it’s Bluesday Tuesday with Larry Baeder and Co.  Great entertainment at 821 Duval St. … and delish food and drink too! 

VIRGILIO’S.. 9 pm….MAY 14…Skipper, Gregory and Marty!!!!   

KARI WOLF PERFORMS ON MAY 14, 21, 28 AT IRISH KEVIN’S AT 10 PM.


COMEDY KEY WEST.. 218 Whitehead St…..Go to www.comedykeywest.com to get tix and see the monthly lineup…. Or call 305-985-7370.  Joe Madaus and Tom Dustin and Co. always have top notch comics to have your rolling in the aisles!!!!

SCHOONER WHARF…. MAY  14,21,28…Noon to 5 pm, Gary Hempsey….6:30-11 pm, Marjory Lee.


THE GARDENS HOTEL TUESDAY…MAY  14, 21, 28….Gregory James…. entertains from 5 to 7 pm in the Atrium.  526 Angela St. 

AT THE SHOR AT HYATT CENTRIC….EVERY TUES. & WED….Live classical guitar with Mateo Jampol from 6 to 9 pm…601 Front St. Reserve at shorkeywest.com.  

**CELEBRATION OF SHIRLEY FREEMAN’S LIFE ON TUES., MAY 14….We will always treasure Shirley’s warm and wonderful memory….. A Celebration of Her Grand Life will be held at Williams Hall, 729 Fleming St. at 5 pm on May 14….In lieu of flowers, donations made to honor Shirley Freeman’s Memory can be made to the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys for the Shirley Freeman/Harvey Server Environmental fund.  Address of The CFFK is 300 Southard St., Suite 201., Key West, FL 33040. 

SEWING & QUILTING WORKSHOPS AT WILLIAMS HALL… STARTS ON MAY 14 …..Each 4 week workshop is open for registration on www.williamshall.orgwebsite.  Join designer and instructor Surely Moura for her sewing workshop starting May 14….4-6 pm and ends on June 5th. 


TOUR OF ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH EVERY TUESDAY AT 1:30 PM….. David Eyer conducts tours of the Nave at this beautiful and historic Church on Duval St at Eaton.   

FRINGE PRESENTS….JUNE 11-15…..Comedy presented is…. ‘Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage’…. directed by Rebecca Tomlinson… and stars Caroline Taylor and Aramis Ikatu, at The Armory, 600 White St. at 7 pm.  Get tix at www.keystix.com or call 305-295-7676.           For more info go to www.fringetheater.org.  


WONDERFUL OLD TOWN HOUSE FOR RENT….Available August and October ….This home on Grinnell St.  is listed with a Realty  but if interested you can also TEXT ONLY,  to Scott at 305-394-7060 for more details and info.  This is NOT for short term rentals.  
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, ETC., 2024

HAPPY MAY 15 BIRTHDAY TO ….GAYLA MORGAN …. MANDY MILES…. JACK D’EMILIO… ANDY McLENDON… TROY ROHRBAUGH…. NICK KATSANAS…. MICHAEL CHASE…. JIM BORCHIK…. BRYCE CARMICHAEL…. DENNIS DELUGA …. ELIZABETH GIOIA…DAVID BERISH….KRISTINE HUBBARD… (Please remember Bob Gries…and … Ruth Cottrell.
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THE GARDENS HOTEL….MAY 15…..The Kenny Albert Duo.  5-7 pm….

LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB….WEDNESDAY…MAY 15…Karen Heins is at the piano from 5:30 to 7:30 pm……8 to 11 pm … Carmen Rodriguez, Skipper Kripitz and Michael Thomas….and Friends….Jazz at its best.. 821 Duval…. 

AT TAVERN N TOWN…MAY  15, 22… to 9 PM……. Mike Emerson…. entertains.

AQUA PLEX BACK BAR ‘INDUSTRY NIGHT’ EACH WEDNESDAY…..6 pm till LATE…. 40% all drinks… 20% off food….

****DAVE BOOTLE AT MANGOES….WEDNESDAY THRU SATURDAY EVERY SINGLE WEEK….  Enjoy this marvelous entertainer… one of Key West’s TRUE  GEMS ….. and dance the night away… You are SURE to have the best time ever!  9 pm-till Midnight.  DON’T MISS!!!!!!…..Always a party with the amazing Dave the Great Bootle!!  

SUNSET PIER ON MAY 8….. 7 to 9 PM…..’Jerico’…..features Rockabilly & Swing, led by Jerrod Isaman, and Kenny Fradley and Channing Lynn on horns! 

SCHOONER WHARF…MAY 15..noon to 5 pm, Tony Baltimore… and 7 pm to 11 pm, Music & Magic Events  featuring Raven Cooper, Channing Lynn and Frank Everhart.


FREE COURSE IN AUDITIONING….MAY 15… This Crash Course will instruct all prospective actors about the Art of Auditioning for parts on stage.  6:30 pm…. Those instructing will be JOY HAWKINS & MIMI MCDONALD, of the Red Barn,  REBECCA TOMLINSON, of the Fringe, plus Mike Marrero and Chad Newman.  Get great tips from the pros on how to succeed in auditioning.  NO CHARGE… Doors open at 6.. First Come First Seated. 

QUILTING CLASS AT WILLIAMS HALL ON MAY 15… Class meets 12:30-3:30 pm on Wednesdays starting May 15 thru the 22 and 29th and ending on June 5th.  Contact instructor, Margo Ellis at 305-304-3773.  Students should be familiar with sewing machine & using a rotary cutter.  Call for instructions and details. 

KARI WOLF AT SUNSET PIER ON MAY 22,29 From 1 – 4 pm.

AT KEY WEST THEATER…MAY 29….. 8 pm…. Stars are Tony Baltimore, Nick Brownell and Marjory Lee….Host is Kathy Gilmour…with special guest stars…. Get tix now at www.thekeywesttheater.com.  


THE KEY WEST LIBRARY….EVERY WEDNESDAY… Hosts a free movie each Wed. at 2 pm.  700 Fleming St.  

WINE & WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS…. at The Perry Hotel…..Create your own painting with local artist Tracey Delellis… during the 5-7 pm Happy Hour….Your first drink is included with the class!  Located at 7001 Shrimp Rd., Stock Island!

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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 (and other Thursdays too!)

HAPPY MAY 16 BIRTHDAY TO…..BENJAMIN HEALY AKA ‘JESSICA DEVERAUX’…. SANDY WALTERS…. DEB HUDSON … CAROLYN DALY… JEREMIAH TAYLOR… NADINE SWANK….BILL RYAN JR. … (Please remember… Barbara Vernovage… Marilyn Holderfield… Bob Ward… Lynda Hambright ….Marlene Hummel…Jim Kosciewicz.)…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. MELISSA & ED TAUSCHE.)
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FARMER’S MARKET… THURSDAYS……2 to 7 pm every Thursday….. … Produce, beverages, music, seafood, apparel, cheeses, gifts, art, books, etc…. fun…. At Truman Waterfront.   

BUNNIE SMITH FAREWELL BASH…MAY 17…..  A reminder to attend to all Bunnie’s adoring Fans!!!!!!  5:30 pm….. you know where!!!!


LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB….THURSDAY, MAY 16, 23, 30.. Entertainment from 5:30–7:30 PM with the Kenny Albert….Music at its best. !!!  8-11 pm . Skipper, Claire Caplan…. Larry Baeder and Martin Sedlak on the Violin….

AT THE GARDENS HOTEL EVERY THURSDAY….MAY 16, 23, 30….Mike Dennis ….  From 5 to 7 pm,…

SCHOONER WHARF…MAY 16 23, 30….. noon to 5 pm, it is Andy Wescott  6:30- 11 PM, It’s Nick Brownell…and on May 23, and 30, from 7-11 pm, it is Nick Brownell & Raven Cooper Band…..


*AT TAVERN N TOWN..MAY 16, 23, 30… from 5-8 PM.  MAY 2, IT’S LARRY SMITH!!!

CHANNING LYNN ON MAY 16….From 4 to 7 pm at Hemingway Rum Distillery at 201 Simonton St.

RED BARN AUDITIONS ON MAY 16…..Auditions for the 45th Season from 5-7 pm at The Red Barn, 319 Duval St.  All ages and types needed…Actors will read from play sides…Monologues (live or video) also welcome… Send Video auditions to:  hawkinswells@gmail.com. (use mp4 format, with full slate and contact info.  For questions text Joy Hawkins at 305-509-0917.  

WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE AUDITIONS…THURSDAY, MAY 23….6-9 PM,… at The Waterfront Playhouse on Mallory Square.   Please prepare a 2-3 minute contemporary monologue.  Bring a photo of yourself and a resume of any kind and all the experience you may have had in theater.  If you cannot attend you can make an appointment by contacting Artistic Director, Patrick New at pnew.waterfront@gmail.com.  A GREAT SEASON is planned!!!!

AL ROMANO PERFORMS EVERY THURSDAY….At The Celtic Conch Public House, 528 Front St….He truly is our Key West Frank Sinatra!!!!!  5 to 7 pm…… good food….Happy Hour from 5-7 pm.   (Note that Al was one of our GREAT Waterfront Playhouse’s Aqua Idol!)  The Island Boys are usually on hand to sing  with Al!!!! 

KARI DALEY AT IRISH KEVIN’S ON MAY 23 AND 30 AT 10:30 PM.


BEREAVEMENT MEETINGS EVERY THURS…….If you are working through the grief process of losing someone dear, there is help for you.  Join this caring Support Group at 7:15 pm at the Klaus-Murphy Center at the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea.  You are not alone….  God bless Velma Christian for her special ministry,_**

THANKFUL ON THURSDAY….I am grateful for many things and mostly for so many people who have touched my life in unique and special ways of late…Thanks to ……… Matthew Rawls…..Sally Stevens & Rob Zadkovich….Debbie & Steven Marks…. Phil & Terri Wilson …. Kimball Ingram …. Leslie Linsley …. Bria Ansara…. Mary Borrell…. Nicole Strong …. Michael Pelkey …. Caroline Cotton…. ….Glenda Donovan…… Allison Steedly …….James …. ..Mark Warmouth ….FR. JOHN BAKER …Kenny Weschler……Jeffrey Katz….Sarah Dorrence …..Fiona Molloy…..Mike Benner….. Vincent Zito…..Tom Callahan  ……Nancy Amsterdam …. Frank Mendich   ……Bobby Nesbitt ….Emily Maltz ….Peter Batty …Ashley Poruba ….Emily Young …..Bruce Green….Patrick Hayes …. Rob Frechette…. Jen Stevens…. Lauren Thompson  ……the Cast and Crew of LOST IN YONKERS ……Pam & Paul Vereb …..Bob Badgerow…….Elisa Levy ….Noreen Collins …..Skipper Kripitz . ……Kris Pabian ….Patrick New … Phyllis May …..Mike & Jon Barrett .. Jim Salini …. Billy Cartledge  and Jim Hall ….Rusty Hodgdon …. Christopher Elwell…. Johnny & Maribell Maschal ….Patty Altobello …..Nina Weisberg …..Kevin & Donna Gallagher  ….Louis Petrone …..Al Romano  .. .Bill Melchior  ….Carolyn Cooper…Mathias Maloff…. Kathy Russ  ….Melissa Lang…..Marilyn Rintamaki …. Channing Lynn Griggs…….. the Choir at St. Mary Star of the Sea ….. Suzanne Moore …John Smyth ……All those praying for those in need  ….Craig and Gail Hollenback   ….. Nand Pandey …… Michael Boyer …and MOST of all my dearest husband BOB!!!!
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FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024….

HAPPY MAY 17 BIRTHDAY TO….SUSAN WEEKLEY ….KENNY FRADLEY … DONNA DEFORREST… JOEL NARLOCK… IRIE MONTE….TALITHA JONES…. (Please remember Martin White.)… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. RON & GEORGINE STADNIK.

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THE GARDENS HOTEL FRIDAY…MAY 17, 24… Sean Griffen entertains .In the Atrium …. From 5 to 7 pm, …  526 Angela St.

HEMINGWAY RUM DISTILLERY, MAY 17…. 201 Simonton St….Jazz Society Duo of Channing Lynn and Larry Smith…. 6:30-9:30 pm.

KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY…New Exhibit, ‘FLORA & FAUNA: EARLY NATURALISTS IN FLORIDA”. at Custom House Museum at 281 Front St.  Exhibit will be on display until Sept. 13.    


BRIA ANSARA AT AQUA MAIN STAGE….MAY 17, 24 ,31…This gifted singer performs from 3 to 5:30 pm….711  Duval St…. Mark Watson at the bar…. A great night of music and entertainment.  

OPENING OF PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT ON MAY 17….Theme is the Focal Plane…. 5 to 7 pm….This show features some of Key West’s finest photographers, including, Jeffrey Cardenas, Nick Doll, John Martini. Michael Marrero, Carol Munder, Rob O’Neal, Lena Perkins, Martha Hubbard, and many more.  Curated by Arts Council Board member,, Mark Hedden.  1100 Simonton St….exhibit will be on display thru the summer.  Opening Reception…ALL invited to attend.

KARI WOLF AT MARGARITAVILLE ON MAY 17, FROM 7 TO 10 PM.
KARI WOLF  AT IRISH KEVIN’S MAY 17…AT IRISH KEVIN’S AT 10:30 PM.
 

AT TAVERN N TOWN  …FRIDAY. MAY 17.24,31…. Mike Emerson entertains in the Lounge!   

SCHOONER WHARF ON MAY 17…noon to 5 pm, Tony Baltimore….6:30-11:30, Raven Cooper Band….. Magic Frank every night from 7 to late…..


LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB…..FRIDAY….MAY 17, 24……5:30 to 7:30 PM.  …..John Allcock..  821 Duval St….At 8-11pm…  It’s the super cool Ericson Holt ……..Smooth jazz at this top spot.   

SAYING GOODBYE TO BUNNIE SMITH…MAY 17……Believe it or not our dear Bunnie Smith is leaving Key West to her new home in Jacksonville, FL.  A very treasured friend, she will be deeply missed.  If you feel you were a great friend of Bunnie’s and had somehow not heard about this Event on May 17, and feel you should have been included….please RSVP by texting or calling 757-285-7543 or 443-871-8475 for details.  We do not want to miss anyone who has had a positive connection to Bunnie Smith!

AT BOOKS & BOOKS, MAY 17…..7 pm…. Craig Foster  creator of the Academy Award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher…. will talk about his new book Amphibious Soul in the Helmerich Theater at 533 Eaton St.


‘BUY SEATS’ AT THE WATERFRONT PLAYHOUSE!  …A really special gift idea to honor someone very special in your life….. is to Buy a Seat at the Waterfront Playhouse.  Just call the Box Office and ask for Patrick New and he will give you the details.  This is a great way to celebrate  and memorialize  a special friend, or relative…or yourself!….A ‘plate’ with the name of the person you are honoring, will be placed on the armrest of a seat of your choice.  (Note we are happy to have our ‘plates’ on Seats B 2 and 4.)  Call Patrick at 305-294-5015. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE SOS FOOD PANTRY ON STOCK ISLAND….If you can help, email andrea@sosfoundation.org.  This Food Pantry serves all denominations and even those not in any congregation.  There are many needy people and YOUR help is needed NOW.

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SATURDAY,  MAY 18,  2024

HAPPY MAY 18 BIRTHDAY TO…STEVE GURMIN!!!!!…JUSTIN AHEARN…. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO LYLE & C. MILLER.
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LITTLE ROOM ON…MAY 18….. 5:30-7:30  pm…. Ken Albert….. …..From 8 to 11 pm, it’s ….Jeff Dalton and Co.Great Jazz GUARANTEED!!!!  821 Duval St. 

TAVERN N TOWN…SAT, MAY 18, 25….Carmen Rodriguez & James King entertain… 5 TO 9 PM.  

TAVERN N TOWN EVERY SAT. & SUN…..Now serving Ala Cart Sunday Brunch… plus Build your own Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar.  10 am to 2 pm.

AT THE REACH…MOST EVERY SATURDAY….. The ultra talented, Belle Jampol  entertains at The Reach Hotel, Four Marlins, on Simonton St., from 10 am -2 pm. 


THE GARDENS HOTEL…EVERY SATURDAY ….MAY 18, 25…From 5 to 7 pm, Bobby Green entertains in the Atrium at The Gardens.  Always FREE to attend. 526 Angela St. 

DANCE WORKS SHOW ON MAY 18 and 19…. At Tennessee Williams Theatre…. 7 pm on May 18 and 3:00 pm on May 19.  These are the many wonderful dancers from The Coffee Mill of all ages….enjoy all styles of dance…like ballet, tap, modern, hiphop, jazz, lyrical, Latin and more.  Tix are $15-$30 at www.keystix.com or call 305-295-7676. 

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 18…..noon to 5 pm, Nick Brownell….6:30- Midnight …Ross Brown Band…

HEMINGWAY PILAR RUM DISTILLERY….MAY 18…. 6:30-9:30 pm….With Channing Lynn,.Scott Marischen, Jeff Dalton & Skipper Kripitz at 201  Simonton St. 

BIRDCAGE CABARET, MAY 18…9:30-11:30…. 504 Angela St…. It’s JERICO Rockabilly with Horns….Kenny Fradley and Channing Lynn!!!!


FRINGE ACTING AUDITIONS BEING HELD, MAY 18…. 4:30 pm in the Armory at 600 White St.  You can audition LIVE or you can send a video…use your cell and record and email your audition video to info@fringetheater.org.  In person…. prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, read or memorized..also for singers a bit of music…(If the file is too big, try wettransfer.com.) 

RUM INFUSED ADULT SCAVENGER HUNT…MAY 18…..At KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens from 6 to 10 pm. Supports Monroe County Students, K-12.  The first 30 to register and complete the hunt will be given a bottle of local Rum.  Pirate & Mermaid costumes encouraged and prizes awarded for best costumes.  Silent auction and raffles will also be held.  John Bartus will be performing.  Buffet provided by Outback Steakhouse and KW Legal Rum will supply Tum Libations and prizes.  Tix are $100 per person and include Open Bar and Dinner.  Get tix at www.keywest.garden/ .    Reservations are limited….  The Garden is located at 5210 College Rd. on Stock Island.  for more info call 305-296-1504.

ROCK ‘N ROLL THE DICE…MAY 18… The 8th annual Casino Night, 7-11 pm at Beachside Resort Ballroom….Tix are $100… benefits Take Stock In Children… of Key West & Monroe County Rotary Club Scholarships….  For tix and sponsorship contact Jessica Cranney, 305-773-4016… Rock n Roll attire encouraged!!!!

PRIDE FOLLIES ON JUNE 1….First event of Pride Week… At Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St…. Hosted by FF Queen Destiny Montgomery..7 pm showtime….Floor seats are $40 and Balcony are $60.  Great show every year!  Get tix at www.thekeywesttheater.com.   

KW ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY..RED PARTY…..”SAVE A TREE’ EVENT, JUNE 1…At KW Lighthouse on Whitehead St.  Day & evening events planned….


ALL WRITERS, OR ASPIRING WRITERS TAKE HEED… SATURDAYS……..Maybe this is the year you will write your memoir…poetry…short story….essay…..or maybe even the great American Novel !!!!!   You are invited to join the Writer’s Guild.  Meetings are the second and last Saturday of the month.. on Meetings are in the rec room at Key West By the Sea at 2601 S. Roosevelt Blvd. from 10 am to 1 pm.  Enter by gate to the left of the flagpoles.  You will benefit from constructive criticism, help in publishing and social mingling with like-minded people of all ages.  For more info contact Joanna at 305-570-8239. 

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON AT AQUA NIGHTCLUB!!! ..Christopher is having the time of his life putting together amazing shows at his new BIRDCAGE CABARET!!!  Extravagant Production numbers with Aquanette Showgirls…..Elaborate and posh costumes that are simply  AWESOME!!!!!.. Of course Christopher Peterson is the Shining Star… working the stage, the audience, the room with his every word and move!   This is one classy spot… Gilded mirrors, velvet canopies…. sublime lighting…. terrific sound system ….All adds to a marvelous and memorable “Out on the Town!”   For tickets ….Google Aqua Plex website and then hit Reservations and then click on BIRDCAGE CABARET…then choose your dates.  It is a GREAT new Night Spot not to miss in Key West!!!!  Congratulations to Christopher Peterson…. And thanks  to Mike and Jon Barrett for everything they are doing  to make this happen!  
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SUNDAY,  MAY 19, 2024 ….

HAPPY MAY 19 BIRTHDAY TO…NOREEN COLLINS…. MIKE BENNER…. VANESSA McCAFFREY … SHIRLEE EZMIRLY … SHIRREL RHOADES… LEONARD STEVENS …..GERRI LOUISE GATES….JOE LYLES JR….. FR. JERRY TURNER … TINA PACE ….DON PINGSTON … (Please remember….. Jean Fucillo…. Louise Harding …Carol A. Hines.)…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO…. NATE & CHRISTINE WASHBURN.
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SUPERSTAR,  BRIA ANSARA ENTERTAINS EVERY SUNDAY AT FOUR MARLINS AT THE REACH …. FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM!!!!   

GREEN PARROT…MAY 19…. Caravan Vintage Jazz…Features Martin Sedlak, violin and Channing Lynn on Horns and vocals.


WANT A SUPER UNIQUE FUN SUNDAY EVE EXPERIENCE???? 
RUMBLE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ‘FLIP THE BIRD CABARET’ AT THE BIRDCAGE CABARET, MAY 19, 26….9 to 11 PM …….called ‘FLIP THE BIRD CABARET’.. This new venue at 504 Angela St…..will jazzify pop and rock music…It will bring an exciting EDGE to Broadway tunes…and experiment with spontaneity making up new songs and shows right on the spot!!!!  Think Postmodern Jukebox meets a Spunky Broadway Cabaret…. featuring creator of Rumble Productions, Jessica Wachs, with Larry Smith and Lee Venters… For more info go to Rumbleabq.com.  


LITTLE ROOM JAZZ CLUB MAY 19, 26.. 5:30-7:30 pm, Bobby Green……. From 8-11 pm..Raven Cooper and Co.. GREAT JAZZ…… 821 Duval St. 

SCHOONER WHARF, MAY 19, 26…. Noon to 5 pm, Glenn Harman….7- 11 pm, It’s Reggae Lou!!!! 

KARI WOLF ON MAY 19 and 26… At Willie T’s from 2:30-5:30 pm


MANGOES AT 8-11…MAY 19, 26……Kari and Jack Wolf perform!!! 

**JAZZ IN THE GARDENS… ON MAY 19…AT  5-7:30 PM. 526 Angela St. …Jody Rae Campbell,  Skpper Kripitz, Larry Smith and Mark Rose……

AT TAVERN N TOWN .. MAY  19. 26….Mr. Cool,  Rob Di Stasi entertains, from 5 to 9 pm….. 

33rd MINIMAL REGATTA ON MAY 26…. This annual event is at Schooner Wharf and great fun for all.   Entry Fee is $20 per team….benefits local American legion Post.  Live music and barbecue are planned.  for mor details and info visit www.schoonerwharf.com.  

MANGOES DRUNKEN DRAG BRUNCH.. SUNDAYS. NEXT ONE IS JUNE 9. Talented Jimmy Harcup is the super duper HOST!!!!  Doors open at 11…showtime is promptly at 12:30 pm…. Reservations needed at http://www.eventbrite.com.  Tix are presently $50 but the popularity of this event will make the prices go higher I am sure!   This amount includes bottomless Mimosas!  A fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Key West!!!  The remainder of the Brunch Dates this season are: … June 9…. July 7….Oct. 20….Nov. 17….Dec. 15.  Take your houseguests to this very fun and unique Brunch! 

PARTICIPANTS WANTED TO COMPETE IN THIS EVENT!!!!!


***A SPECIAL GIG TO SPREAD JOY AT POINCIANA GARDENS.. If you are interested in  performing for the residents at Poinciana Gardens, for approximately 45 minute to an hour during the 4 to 6 pm time slot, please contact Sandy Higgs at 305-797-6992 and please leave a message if she does not answer with your contact info.  Her email is higgswest@aol.com.  You can also contact Ed Swift’s office at 305-294-4142 and leave a message with Hope, Ed’s assistant. This is a paying job.  Note that the divine BOBBY NESBITT volunteers his time and talent EVERY Thursday at 5 pm… and raves about how much fun it is and that it’s his favorite thing to do in town!!  Maybe you can help out once a week …maybe once per month….they are flexible… Let them know and also if you need access to a piano or not… or if you bring your own instrument, etc.  Thank you…Spread the love and the joy!  

CHECK OUT THE WEBSITES OF THE VARIOUS CLUBS IN TOWN TO FIND OUT THEIR MUSIC SCHEDULES….. JUST GOOGLE OR CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULES PROVIDED BY THE KEYS CITIZEN AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS. 

PLEASE SEND ME ANYTHING YOU NEED TO BE PROMOTED….. AND … I will do my BEST to include in future blogs!  Need it by next Sunday afternoon!!!!
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 LOVE TO YOU..AND REMEMBER….. Make peace with imperfection!

Lynda 

PS  I recommend double checking some of the venues to make sure the person you want to see is actually there the night you intend to go.  Schedules often are subject to change.

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AND HERE’S MORE INFORMATION…IN “THE ADDENDUM”!!!!…..   

THE PRAYER CHAIN……… Please include prayers for…..the friends and family of Patrick New on the loss of his mother, Veronica New…..the friends and family of Mary Ann Worth….Peter Glicklich and Kristin on the passing of Lucy, Peter’s beloved mother…Peter Strong…..Fr. John Baker…….Susan Sugar…..Ken Gipe ……Patricia Sell …..Larry Eynon ….Bruce Moore….. Suzanne Orchard…. Johnny and Maribell Maschal ……Kaya….. Pat West….Dena Badgerow  ….. Velma Christian . ….Donna Barnett …..Emily Maltz and Jean-Michel Artigaud …..Kathy Lash ….Michael Pelkey… Rick Worth……Betsy Menser …..Fred and Judi Stevens ……Shirley Irby…… Julie Hanson ….Rosi Ware …Stanley Zabar….. Noreen Collins ….Lonnie Hensley  … Len & Helen Stevens …Shanna Frechette ….Jack Flood ….Tanya Leto ….Julia Davis. …Johnny Pollizi ….Bill Schmock  ….Carey Moore ….Jo Gerenger ….. Helen Barkut ….Maryann Barth …Bella Rettenwander ….. Cheryl Walchli …..Terri White . …..John Padget  …Marta White  …. Anne McKee …Dee Dee and Richard Duecker ….. Jennifer O’Lear …. Paul Politte  …..Freyja Harris …. Chuck Selph. …..Anne Marie Adreani ……for all those we have lost during this year and their surviving friends and families ….All those dealing with Illness,  loss, addiction, and despair … Remember, there are many reasons that we pray…not just because people are ill…. I believe that when we 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… especially when prayers are answered.  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 of anyone who should be added to this list. (Also… whenever I lose something I pray hard to St. Anthony and I usually find what I lost!!!!  Amen and Hallelujah!!!!)

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… and being mentioned in my weekly Blog!

BOB FRECHETTE=FABULOUS REALTOR IN TOWN!!!!…..Contact Bob at 305-304-2584!  Email him at rfrechette@bellsouth.net.  Honest, Loyal, Fair, and Adorable too!!!  He will have only have YOUR best interests at heart.   

2024-25 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS……Executive Director, Matthew Rawls, has booked some super shows, and they are….AN EVE WITH ….(‘Will & Grace’ Actor) Eric McCormick & Laura Bell Bundy (stars of Broadway’s The Cottage) IN CONCERT …..THE FOUR PHANTOMS…. (This will be stupendous) ….Major Broadway Stars who were in The Phantom of the Opera…….including personal friend, the fabulous, BRENT BARRETT….Neal Berg’s 50 Years of Rock n Roll #5 (ALWAYS A HIT!)….The RAT PACK…. (Frank, Dino & Sammy reincarnated!) …. Menopause the Musical 2….. Stomp….The  Tom Petty Free Fallin’ Experience ….Puppy Pals LIVE! …Peking Acrobats…. Momix: ALICE…..Producer’s Circle members  and subscribers will have their choice to pick 5 from the ten announced.  ALSO,  THE NUTCRACKER will be happening once again this December…..There is a Children’s Outreach program ….plus wonderful cabaret shows…. like….BOBBY IN THE LOBBY BACK WITH HIS SUBLIME SHOW…. … and Tango in the Dark…. JOY HAWKINS Cabaret Show…. An Anne McKee Artist Performance… A String Quartet Cabaret…….And A show called ‘Women of an Uncertain Age.’….Dates for these shows have not been announced as yet.  Much more info to come!!!!…If you are interested in becoming a part of The Producer’s Circle, call 305-296-1520. There are various levels of membership. 

CONGRATS TO GAYLA MORGAN….Ultra talented singer, musician, playwright and lyricist, Gayla Morgan  has good news to share.  Her musical, MARY-A MUSICAL, will have a 2 week developmental workshop in North Hollywood  in July of 2024…thanks to Jessica Schneiderman of modern Opera Company in Los Angeles, who will help move this project forward.    Now we can only hope and pray that more good things happen with this musical that Gayla has given her heart to.

DAILY HAPPY HOUR AT AZUR RESTAURANT … 5-6 PM DAILY….. with $10 Cocktail Menu!!!  Come one and all!!  (We love Drew and  Mike at Azur and all the wait staff….  Their Breakfasts are Legend!!!!  425 Grinnell St. on corner of Fleming! 

THE VOCAL LAB WITH JESSICA WACHS..(former Aqua Idol finalist)……This is open to all aspiring singers, singers seeking new depth, and teaches confidence building and communication skills.   To find out more email Jess at Rumbleabq@gmail.com.  Private sessions taught Mondays and Tuesdays.  Call Jessica at 505-999-9230.

RALPH DE PALMA’S VOLUME III OF THE SOUL OF KEY WEST…. is now available….120 page book exploring the great Music Scene in Key West…stories of 45 musicians and 193 photo including tributes to Michael McCloud, Shel Silverstein, Ellen Welters Sanchez, and a Centerfold view of Jimmy Buffett & the coral Reefers at the Coffee Butler amphitheater.  For more or to purchase a copy info contact Ralph De Palma at rwdepalmal@gmail.com or call 305-394-7001.  

DID YOU KNOW…. that Advanced Urgent Care will be the First Urgent Care to offer MRI in the Marathon 13365 location…charge is $575 without contrast and $675 with contrast…no additional Radiology fees….(compare to $3,000 charge at Monroe County hospitals.  They are the only MRI site doing Breast MRI’s in Monroe County.  You must have an order from a Healthcare provider who MUST get the preauthorization.  For more info go to www.urgentcarefloridakeys.com or call 305-294-0011.    

KW GARDEN SOCIETY IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS….The KW Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is recruiting 5 seats for its Board of Directors.  Applications are now open for consideration wit a three year term starting Jan. 2024.  All are asked to share your expertise or experience.  Send letter of interest to Key West Botanical Garden, 5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040 or email hr@keywest.garden. Visit the website at www.keywest.garden.

GREAT GALLERIES IN KEY WEST…. There are nearly 30 fabulous Art Galleries in Key West?  All are unique and wonderful in their own ways…. Some of My Very favorites are ….Coco & Salem….Harrison Gallery …Gallery On Greene…. Gingerbread Square….. Key West Art Center & Gallery…. The Studios….Art @830…. Salt….Stone Soup …JAG…and Seven Artists!!!   Go to their websites to find out about shows, events, and openings at these fine galleries.

NEED A GOOD DENTIST?… I am here to give my dentist, DR. CARTER WEBER, a plug.  He has a brand spanking new state-of-the-art office that has recently opened at 1710 N. Roosevelt Blvd..  Phone is 305-294-9999.  Excellent (and handsome) Dentist…. top notch equipment…and a wonderful and welcoming staff ….Roni Hall…… Open Tuesday thru Friday from 7:30 AM to 3 PM…. Website is www.southernmostsmiles.com.

BIRTHDAY/LISTS….If you would like to be included in the Birthday and Anniversary Lists that I 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!!! 

MAJ JOHNSON TEACHES WATERCOLOR CLASSES…. once monthly at The Old Stone Church Coffeehouse.  She charges $20. per class and the profits go to charity.  For more info call or text her at 305-587-8455 or email her at maryanne.johnson@westcare.com.  

LONNIE HENSLEY STILL NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT……Google Lonnie Hensley gofundme to help. He is now residing at his home on Stock Island.   He told Bob that he is mostly concerned with his poor eyesight right now.  You can send cards and messages to him there or at his Shop at 5324 3rd Ave. Stock Island, FL 33040 and his staff will see that he gets your mail..

SUPPORT SOS………Many Monroe County residents are living below the poverty line.  SOS (Star of the Sea) Kitchens have long been providing food for those in need.   Go to website at www.stmarykeywest.com or call 305-294-2772.

FRIENDS OF THE KW LIBRARY…Go to www.friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org to join or renew your membership.  (Thanks to Roberta, Nancy, Megan and all those who are so dedicated to this wonderful institution!)

THE BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARY LISTS…….. Please let me know if you would like me to forward you these lists….. Simply send me a request at kwlynda@bellsouth.net and I will send you this month’s complete Personality Description plus all those I know who are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries during this special time of year!!!  Also, let me know if you want to be added to it .

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE FLORIDA KEYS…. Contact Kel Bedard at 305-809-4994 (office) or his cell at 985-791-4447…or email him at kel@cffk.org or the website at www.VolunteerKeys.com.  The FLA Keys Volunteer Center is at 300 Southard St., Suite 201, KW.

THE STUDIOS GATHERINGS AT HUGH’S VIEW…Monday and Tuesday…..The Studios is sponsoring these GLOW eves.    Cash bar available.  For more info go to www.tskw.org.  The GLOW Hours are 6-8 pm on Mondays and Tues.  FREE with advance registration.  533 Eaton St.   

FLAMINGLES IN KEY WEST!  The Butterfly Conservatory in KW has two gorgeous Flamingos, Rhett and Scarlett.  Did you know that this fabulous spot presents After Hours ‘Flamingles’?  Our daughter, Melissa Lang, is employed at the Conservatory and she is one of the presenters of the Flamingles.  Those who want The Flamingle Experience sit quietly in the Conservatory  Gazebo,  and Rhett & Scarlett are brought out of their oasis, and to the Gazebo where they ‘flamingle’ with the people who sit perfectly still… while THEY ‘do their thing’ with each person.  It is great fun and quite an experience.  Think of this as a special gift for someone!  Book early as these have become very popular!


THE TROPIC CINEMA AT 416 EATON ST…. For info on movie schedules  go to http://www.tropiccinema.com.   Phone is 305-434-0974.  Go online to reserve your times.   
TROPIC CINEMA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS….. 
www.tropiccinema.com.  Training is provided.  ‘Payment’ is free movie passes and popcorn for each shift worked. 

THE REGAL CINEMA…. This multiplex in the Publix Center….has been totally renovated…it is clean and has great comfy seats that tip back….But if you go…. TAKE A WARM JACKET as they keep it SO cold, you will freeze to pieces!!!! 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REEF RELIEF….For info call 305-294-3100. 

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 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. Big Thanks to Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt for their great efforts to make this Museum world class!

KW TROPICAL FOREST & BOTANIC GARDEN, NEEDS VOLUNTEERS….To volunteer please call 305-296-1504.  

801 CLUB…….Famous Drag Shows are at 801 Duval St… every night at 9 or 11 pm.  Book Online….. www.801.bar or call 305-923-9296.  The amazing and internationally known Sushi runs the show with amazing Drag Queens with names like Puddin’, Deja, Mulysa, Marilyn, Racquel, Kylie, Ma Evans, etc.

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.  Kudo to John Padget for his years of dedication to this worthy cause.  He is an inspiration!

THE WILLIAM WELCH LEGACY….Though Bill is no longer with us,  his beloved sister, Sherrey Welch, is determined to keep Bill’s art and legacy alive through the new website, at www.williamwelchcollection.com.   Please forward this info to anyone who may be interested in Bill’s Artwork retrieved from Nantucket, Key West and France. 

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 TAURUS PERSONALITY….APRIL 21 THROUGH MAY 21…..***
People know they can trust a Taurus, for they are reliable, faithful, practical, and people to turn to in a crisis. They can be counted on! Although they are steadfast, they are also very resistant to the idea of change. It makes them feel nervous…as if everything is going to collapse around them! Taureans always take a long time to get used to any major alterations in their life, and they they can feel dislocated by change. As a result, they tend to slip into routines that quickly become ruts, as they would rather know what each day will bring, even though it is boring or tedious…than risk getting upset when their regular schedule is disturbed.
Taureans take things slow….preferring to do things in their own time and in their own way, and often turn a deaf ear to anyone who may try to persuade them otherwise. They have tremendous determination and will power but this can turn into that stubborn streak that Taureans are famous for. Nothing will change their mind; people can go blue in the face trying to reason with them, but they just won’t listen!
Taureans do need their sense of self-worth and they associate their possessions as status symbols. The problem with this, is that they often become hemmed in by their possessions as they start to rule their lives. Letting go and simplifying is not an easy task for a Taurean!
The Taurus is the one least likely to lose their temper over trifles. They grit their teeth and give others the benefit of the doubt over and over again…until things go TOO far, and then they blow their top! This is a frightening experience for everyone around when this happens….so look out!
Family means the world to a Taurean and they devote lots of time to their nearest and dearest. They enjoy keeping up long standing traditions especially at the holidays. They are loyal, loving and steadfast, which endears them to anyone who likes to know that their affection won’t be tossed away. They make adoring friends and they usually have a select circle of very close friends that they have know for a long time rather than a wide range of acquaintances. It takes a Taurean quite some time to get to know people properly and others have to earn a Taurean’s trust…but once they’ve done that, the Taurean becomes the sort of pal who will stand by them through thick and thin. This love and affection sometimes turns into a tendency to be possessive however. The best signs for a Taurus are Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
In careers, the Taurean loves to work and are good solid members of any team…they get the job done. They may not do it very quickly as others but they keep at it and don’t cut corners. They are not interested in self-employment, but if they do decide to work for themselves they will try their hardest to make a go of it. They are attracted to work in finance, banking, and investments. Also, the beauty industry appeals to them as they are one of the best looking signs of the Zodiac, They make great models, masseurs, perfumiers. They love professions connected with nature, farming, gardening or floristry. Because many are blessed with lovely voices, they are drawn to the music industry and singing, particularly.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR TAUREAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS!!!!
4/21…..Melissa Frechette Lang…..Penny Leto…Joe Madaus…..Marie ‘Mouka’ Novak …..Rob Mone …. Richard Duecker…Paul Nick …. (Please remember Ray Perdion….and …. Tom Lefkowski.)
4/22…..Patty Rodriguez….…Caroline Taylor…..Jack Agnew…… Phillip Decker ……Beth Ranson … …Jeff Chesson … Dave Snowball ….(Please remember Jacob Gelt Dekker ….Rosemary Frechette Stout …..Ted Watson… Erme Vidal ….and Reggie Jenkins.)
4/23…..Gary Rivenson…….Stephen Kitsakos….Guy de Boer….Linda Jurin Cruz…Bill Lane…..Greg Collins ….(Please remember Tony Konrath…..Sam Stevens…. and Nidia Borders.)
4/24…….Elena Devers…Elena Warner…Glenda Donovan…Janet Schmock …..(Please remember Margaret Clerico.)
4/25…..Gordon Mackey…Sarah Dorrance…Christopher Stryo….. Richard Klitneck …..Tom Murtha …..Susan Winshall …Andrew Ambrose…. Jonathan Scott Traut….Jordan Brock…(Please remember Al Flott.)
4/26…..Megan Behmke…Marky Pierson…Channing Lynn Griggs……Camille Russo Toler…..Jens Nielsen …..Kenne Tucker….Emma Genica….Alexander Baer….Rosemary Enright…Jeffrey Katz…Barbara Grob …Lori Nicols….Jack Hulligan…..Parker Elizabeth Farmer…(Please remember Jacqui Blatchford.)
4/27….Marcia Melody Lynne Faber..…..Steve Hatch….Tom Brinkman…Maria Protopsaltis …Bill Delgado….
4/28…Alison Teal….Fran Decker…..Dick Weithas…Gail Leder…Greg Hazel…..Rick Bodner…..Curt Lemon ….Michael Hughes…..Jamie Firebaugh….
4/29…..Queen Scott Fuhriman…Sarah Goodwin……Daniel Geneca…..Matt Hollis Hulsey… Diana Davis…Adam Sweitzer…. Bill Noelting …. Jonathan Stein…..Sean Breaux….Henry Davis Peter ….
4/30….Denise Gant …..Serge Gerasse…Kathryn Lynn Price…Danny Carter….Christopher Crespo …. Debra Baum …..(Please remember Dick Walsh.)
5/1…..Queen Karen Frank-Noll …..Nancy Williams…Joe Regan…Chris Toler….. Donald Golightly …..Bob Bernreuter…..Patty Sickel….. Helen Edgington ….. John Morgan …Michael Cates… Tina Garrett… Shelly Salay…..Susan Nanna …. (Please remember…..Rob Halstead….…..James B. Stocklas…and Rory O’Neil.)
5/2….George diBraud……Jan Gebhart….Arthur Crocker ….Clare Carruthers-Fitzsimmons……Robin Mitchell…Brian Corbett…Wilhelmina Lopez Martin …Basia Chaplin…..Ann Buchanan….(Please remember Ric Pinckney.)
5/3…Toni Davis…Char Clem…John Buzogany…..
5/4…Timothy Maloney…..Janice Stettner…Tim Skoh…..Kay Fullen……Tommy Mack …..Eshika N. Pandey ….. Cindy Cobb ….Anne Smith…Peter Strong …(Please remember Dennis Stevens….also, Lee Dodez, Betty Shields and Bill Mansfield.)
5/5…..Taylor Doebler…Patricia Bollinger …Stan Miles…Janette Stone ….Rodney Ross…..Christy Barlow… Quinn Mullins…..(Please remember Robby Whitney….and Misty Dawn Wildmon today!)
5/6….Guy Ross…Kristen Winters….Jody Gross…Dimitri…Lorie Zychowski ….(Please remember Jean Nowak….)
5/7…..Don Whitehead…..Ginger King…..Michael Naughton …..Skip Drezner…Christian Monzon…Philip Lelle…Maryann Stanky…Sr. Jeanne Snyder… Danny Stager…Charles Bradford…(Please remember Maxine Cook.)
5/8…..Carl Midson ….Joe Thornton…..David Sloan…..Charlie Lindberg….Matt Bennett….Sean Hayes …Bob Prosser… Vince Schilero …(Please remember Patricia Moore.)
5/9….Tony Staub…Ron Burd…. Marta Leonard….Michael Internicola….(Please remember Bill Haws… and James Delmar Marquardt.)
5/10…..Dan Skahen ….Annita Tschanz….Jan Schmidt…Alan Melnick…Luranna Snow…..Glee Higgins….Vicki Gordon …..Laura Chaneski …Tom Lower… Stephen Peranteau….Kathy Elias….(Please remember David Kaufelt… Lee Applebaum….Joe Guth…. Betsy Dietz.)
5/11…..Doug Bennett…. Lance Harvey….Debra Faliciani …Jane Gilbert…Nancy Mraz… George Dvorsky …Tyler Luce… Victor Perez… (Please remember Michael Ingram, Lynn Sherman, Irene Semancik…. and Denis Kwiatkowski.)
5/12…..Juan Pisani…..John Nutting…..Jim Young….Susanne Woods….. Steve Hiatt….Bonnie Bobin … Gage Groetz…(Please remember Benjamin ‘DINK’ Bruce…..Joe Pizzo …..Shirely Block…. Polly Porter and Chuck Gilmore.)
5/13……Billy Cartledge…..Carrie Babich…John Nolte…Alan Teitelbaum… Mark Hayda…Carl Csombok Eric Skyler Hench …. William Hannigan…..
5/14…..Melissa Evans Ingram …Rosalind Brackenbury….Cindy Lu Krisanda…… Peter Maschal ……Shaheem Larson… (Please remember Allan Wimer.)
5/15…..Gayla Morgan….Mandy Miles…..Jack D’Emilio…. Troy Rohrbaugh…….Dennis Deluga…Kristine McNealey Hubbard ….…Andy McLendon… Jim Borchik …..Elizabeth Gioia….Nick Katsanas…. Michael Chase….Bryce Carmichael… David Berish ….. (Please remember Ruth Cottrell,,, Bob Gries…
5/16… Benjamin ‘Jessica Devereaux’ Healy ….Deb Hudson …. Sandy Walters ….Carolyn Daly…..Bill Ryan Jr….Jeremiah Taylor….Nadine Swank….(Please remember Bob Ward …. Barbara Vernovage ….Jim Kosciewicz ….Marlene Hummel….Lynda Hambright…. and Marilyn Holderfield.)
5/17…..Susan Weekley…Irie Monte….Talitha Jones….Donna Deforrest …Kenny Fradley…..Joel Narlock …….(Please remember Martin White.)
5/18…..Justin Ahearn …Steve Gurmin….
5/19…..Noreen Collins…..Mike Benner…..Gerri Louise Gates…Shirrel Rhoades….Vanessa McCaffrey ….. …Shirlee Ezmirly ….. Joseph Lyles, Jr. …..Fr. Jerry Turner …Don Pingston….Len Stevens …..Tina Pace… (Please remember… Jean Fucillo….Louise Harding … and Carol Sledz Hines…)
5/20…..Emily Young…..Joe McMurray….Diane Brady-Rhoades….Monica Denk……Tony Roberts….Ron Chmura …. (Please remember Andy Ashmore and Tom Ratcliffe.)
5/21…..Maj Johnson…Seth Holden…Bill Verge…Marta White…. Javier Garrido ….. Eugene Knudson ….. Steve Warner Jr….….(Please remember the wonderful William Welch.)

HAPPY TAUREAN ANNIVERSARY TO…..
4/21…..James & Chloe Hodgdon Sandlin ….Carol & Jeff Burnham….
4/22…..Kristen & Jim Ryan…..Marlene & Dean DeBrito…. (Please remember, Orchid & Earl Duncan!!!)
4/24…..Kat Klingerman & Jean Colton
4/26…Katy & Mike Werner…Erika & Simon Butters…Joan & Chuck Armbruster…..Anita & Tim Tschanz
4/28…Emmily Sue & Tyler Smith
4/29….. Kathy & Richard Elias …. Rodney Ross & Greg Charleston…
4/30…Jacqui & Monte Dillow..
5/1….. Please remember Lottie and Len Domski..
5/2…Dave & Maryann Brangaccio
5/3…..Donna & Kevin Gallagher……Dean & Sandra Walters….Maria Zito & Simon Kaufman. (Please remember Joy & Wally Peck.)
5/5….(Please remember Rosalie & Paul Zito…. And Louise & Joe Harding.)
5/11…..Tom Lavender & Debbie Rothstein
5/13….Dolores & Bob Boff
5/14…..George Sanders & Shawn Curran
5/15 ….. Take time to remember Jerry & Frank Galeana!!!!
5/16…..Melissa & Ed Tausche
5/17…Ron & Georgene Stadnik….
5/18…Lyle & C. Miller
5/19…. Nate & Christine Washburn….
5/20…..Kelly & Mingo Castellanos…Sue & Minoo Billimoria…..

If you are one of those stubbornly wonderful Taureans, and you read the personality and it pertains to you in any way, please let me know. Also, if you are receiving my blogs, but are not included in the Birthday/Anniversary Lists, and would like to be, please let me know by e-mailing your month & day of your birthday & anniversary to kwlynda@bellsouth.net. This whole thing is about community and reaching out to our friends near and far, who are celebrating their special days. You do not want to forget these special people who are too super to forget!!!!
Love to you…..Lynda

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