Community News

Afraid of falling?
Are you afraid of falling or know someone who has problems with balance?  If so, HelpLine is setting up a set of free 8 week Matter of Balance classes to start Tuesday, June 16 at the Plantation Key Senior Center, MM88.8, Bayside at the Plantation Key Government complex.

These are evidence based programs and if you, family members or any of your friends are interested and would like to take the course call (305) 853-0907.  Additional classes are held at the Key Largo Library meeting room from 1pm to 3pm on Mondays in the Tradewinds Plaza MM101.4 Oceanside.

Reef Relief to host annual meeting
Dr. James Porter speaks on Freedom, Environmental Protection and Human Rights

If you’re a sea fan, then you won’t want to miss the 22nd Reef Relief Membership Meeting Wednesday, June 24 from 5 to 8pm at Flagler’s Ballroom at the Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club in Key West.  The event begins with a social a 5 pm followed by an interesting program all about coral reefs.

Members are admitted and you can join at the door.  Annual dues are now payable unless you have already recently renewed. For more information, contact Reef Relief at (305) 294-3100 or or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Eyster to present Hurricane Donna
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will host this month’s Lecture & Social at Island Community Church, MM 83 on Monday, June 15 6:30 pm with guest speaker Irving Eyster, Historian & Archeologist giving a slide presentation on one of the worst Hurricanes of the last century, Hurricane Donna.

Admission is Free & Open to the Public.  For more information please call Irving or Jeane Eyster at (305) 664-9504.

Welcome to Earth
The Healthy Start Coalition will host childbirth classes in the Upper Keys for women in their last trimester (due between July and September) and their partner. Class includes gentle stretching, so comfortable clothing required. The class is hosted on the 2nd floor of the Tassel Building located on the Mariner’s Hospital complex on July 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

For more information contact Mirine Dye 394-2456.

CASTING FOR THE TROOPS comes to the Island Grill
Beginning Friday, June 12, at 6:30pm, Captain “Spider” Branch, “FSO” Casting Tournaments Manager, will be holding “Casting for the Troops” hosted by Island Grille Restaurant. The Island Grill has graciously opened their hearts and doors to host and co-sponsor the “Casting for the Troops” on the 2nd Friday of every month.

Call The Island Grille at (305) 664-8400 for location and food specials.  For more information on FSO, visit or call (305) 378-6437 or (561) 248-6064.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at Marathon Community United Methodist Church, 3010 Overseas Hwy; 6:30 fellowship, 7 large group worship service and 8 pm for small groups. Call (305) 743-5107 for more info or email Eric Rolfe-MCUMC Associate at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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