January Plant Clinics
Get insects identified and plant problems correctly diagnosed before treating your landscape with pesticides or other chemicals. Bring us your tired, diseased, insect-infested plants yearning to be free of problems for diagnosis, or insects for identification to the following plant clinics:

Key Largo: Wednesday, January 5 and 19, Monroe County Extension Office, Murray E. Nelson Government & Cultural Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Suite 244, 2nd floor, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Key West: Monday, January 10 and 24, Monroe County Extension Office, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260, 2nd floor, from 1-4 pm.

Big Pine Key: Saturday, January 15, Big Pine Academy, 30220 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, from 9 am to noon.

Marathon: Saturday, January 15, Marathon Garden Club, 5270 Overseas Highway, Marathon, from 9 am to noon.

Additional information is available from UF/IFAS/Monroe County Extension Services, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260, Key West, phone 292-4501; fax 292-4415; e-mail mailto:monroe@ifas.ufl.edu; or visit our Website at monroe.ifas.ufl.edu.


Saturday, January 22
Pigeon Key Historic Bike Tour

Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, Jan. 22, everyone is invited to participate in a guided tour of historic Pigeon Key.

The tour is approximately four miles. The first two miles across historic Knight’s Key bridge, at the north end of the old 7 Mile Bridge and the remainder of the island tour will be guided. Participants are invited to bring a picnic and spend the day on Pigeon Key and can return to the starting point at their own pace.

Please bring your own bike and helmet. Rentals are available at Overseas Outfitters, 1700 Overseas Highway (MM 48 gulf side) (305) 289-1670. Please be sure to plan ahead in order to meet at the start of the tour by 10 am. A camera, water bottle and sun protection are recommended. A $5 donation to the Pigeon Key Foundation is appreciated!

For more information, call Riet Steinmetz at (305) 289-1887.



Sunday, January 23
Start Smart Programs Begin

The City of Marathon’s Parks and Recreation Department will be holding two Start Smart programs both starting in January. The Start Smart programs are parent/child sports development programs for children ages 3-5 and run once a week for six weeks.  The Start Smart Basketball program will start on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 1 pm and will be held at the Marathon High School Gymnasium. The Start Smart Baseball program will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 6 pm at Community Park. 

For more information or to register, please contact Mehgan at 743-6598 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Thursday, January 27
Council for People with Disabilities Meeting

The Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 10 am at the Marathon Government Center, 2796 Overseas Highway. The public is invited to attend.

For more information call 289-6016. If you are a person with a disability who needs special accommodations in order to participate in these proceedings, please contact the County Administrator’s Office, by phoning (305) 292-4441, between the hours of 8:30 am – 5 pm, no later than five (5) calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.



Saturday, January 29
SCC Announces 100 Plus Tennis Tourney

No, you do not have to be 100 years of age to play. Any two people whose combined ages add up to a minimum of 100 years can enter as a team. This formula has made for great excitement on the courts through out the years when 70 year olds team with 30 year olds and 50 year olds join with 50 year olds to compete against one another. It is fun and it is competitive. Start doing the math because on Jan. 29th and 30th the courts of Sombrero Country Club will be filled with youngsters and oldsters.

Events will include Mens, Womens and Mixed Doubles matches that will be best the two out of three sets with consolation round. All players will have a minimum of two matches per event. Cost per team is $30, per event. Contact Richard Lorenzo at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (305) 849-0297 for entry form or further information. Entry deadline is Jan. 25, 2011.



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