Community News, June 4, 2011

Saturday, June 4

Florida Keys Soccer Club

The Florida Keys Soccer Club invites boys ages 8-16 to try out for travel teams for the upcoming season. Tryouts will be Saturday, June 4 at Founder’s Park, Mile Marker 87 with a 6 pm start for ages 8-13 and 7:30 pm for ages 14-16.

For more information, please contact FKSC Director of Coaching Pat Fazio at (305) 394-2273.

Comedy Under the Stars

On Saturday, June 4, the community is invited for an evening of comedy under the stars from 6:30-10 pm. This benefit event for Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys (S.H.A.R.K.) includes food, entertainment and a live auction at the beautiful private residence, “Bait Shack” in Marathon. The comical doc, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, from Animal Planet’s television show “Emergency Vets” will make a special guest appearance.

A limited number of tickets at $50 a piece are available at Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Keys Animal Hospital and D’Asign Source.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (305) 481-0440.

Sunday, June 5

National Trails Day® Paddle-Pedal

The FKOHT is hosting a “Paddle and Pedal” event in celebration of National Trails Day®! Meet at 9 am at Sombrero Beach, for a two-hour “paddle” of the Whiskey Creek mangrove trails. Bring your lunch and plan to enjoy a picnic afterwards at Sombrero Beach. At 1 pm, meet at Crane Point Hammock for a two-hour “pedal” on the recently upgraded trail in Marathon.

To register or for more details, contact Monica Woll at (305) 853-3571 or email [email protected]

Monday, June 6

Save-A-Turtle Monthly Meeting

Bring your popcorn! Save-A-Turtle will be showing “The Last Journey for the Leatherback” on Monday June 6 at 7:30 pm. After the show, we will discuss how you can help with saving the leatherback and our other flippered friends! Our board meeting starts at 6:30 pm and everyone is welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon.

If you have any questions or would like to join Save-A-Turtle, please visit our website at www.save-a-turtle.org.

Save-A-Turtle, Inc. of the Florida Keys is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of rare and endangered marine turtles and to the enhancement of their habitats here in the Keys and throughout the world.

Tuesday, June 7

New Senior Fitness Classes in Key Largo

Florida Keys Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Health Foundation of South Florida and the Healthy Aging Regional Collaborative will be offering a new Enhance Fitness exercise program for seniors in Key Largo. This fitness program incorporates balance, coordination, and flexibility exercises as well as cardio and weight training. Classes cost $25 per month, and new classes meet at 9:30 am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday beginning June 7 at Key Largo Civic Club, 209 Ocean Bay Drive.

For a complete schedule of Enhance Fitness classes throughout the Keys, or for more information, call Jeanne Somma at Keys AHEC at (305) 743-7111 ext. 208.

Friday, June 10

Marathon Soccer Camp

The Keys Soccer Club is proud to sponsor a soccer camp slated for June 10-14. This camp is open to all athletes who will be playing soccer in the fall and is an excellent warm-up for the 2011-12 soccer season. The schedule for the week is as follows: boys and girls 2nd through 5th grades will meet from 1:30 – 3 pm, and the cost is $75.00; 6th through 12th grade boys will meet from 3-5:30 pm; and girls 6th – 12th grade will practice from 5:30-8 pm. Both girls and boys middle and high school-aged camps are $100 per participant.

Registrations will be held Mon. June 6 and Wed. June 8 from 5:30 – 7 pm at the Community Park pavilion, by the main office.

For more information, contact Lynn Landry at (305) 731-4161 or email [email protected]

Sunday, June 12

Silent Auction for Allison Kluge

The community is invited to do some summer shopping and help raise money for People to People Student Ambassador Allison Kluge to travel to Canada this summer by attending a Silent Auction at Key Colony Inn. Items up for grabs include numerous gift certificates from area restaurants, a bi-plane ride, tarpon fishing trip aboard The Best Bet and tackle from West Marine among other great grabs.

The silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held from 2-5 pm on Sunday, June 12.

Relay Car Washes

The Middle Keys Relay for Life teams are working once again to give back to their local community. Beginning Sunday, June 12 from 10 am to 2 pm at Iberia Bank next to McDonald’s in Marathon, the teams will be hosting a car wash with all monies raised going towards the re-sodding of the soccer fields at the Community Park.

Monthly car washes will follow on July 10 from 10 am to 2 pm at Centennial Bank 11290 Overseas Hwy. and finally on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 am to 2 pm back at Iberia Bank.

Monday, June 13

Paddle with the Castaways

Beginning at 8 am, meet the “Castaways Against Cancer” at Florida Bay Outfitters in Key Largo (MM 104, Bayside) and paddle out to Dusenbury Creek. Get to know the crew and explore “the grottoes,” one of the nicest mangrove tunnel systems in Florida. Paddle back to the start as the crew goes on to Islamorada for the night.

To find out more about their Miami to Key West adventure, visit CastawaysAgainstCancer.com.

Saturday, June 18

Free Women’s Health Fair

The Keys to Women’s Health, brought to you by Keys AHEC and Key West Orthopedics, will provide a day of women’s health and wellness services brought to you free of charge.

Services includes skin cancer assessments; breast health exams; blood glucose check; cholesterol check; body fat analysis; blood pressure; osteoporosis assessment; spirometry testing (lung capacity) and one on one consultations with a health care provider. There will also be additional information available on Skinfinite Advanced Skin Care; Laser Stress Therapy; Tobacco Cessation programs and much more.

The women’s health fair will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to noon at Key West Orthopedics, 3428 N. Roosevelt Blvd. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (305) 743-7111 ext. 204. Walk-ins will be welcome.

If anyone is interested in partnering with Keys AHEC to bring this event to the Middle and Upper Keys as part of the “Keys to Healthy Living” series, please call Michael Cunningham at (305) 743-7111 ext. 202.

Saturday, July 9

Big Pine Key Pedal

Meet at the Big Pine Plaza (MM 30), in front of the Key Deer Refuge Visitors Center beginning at 9 am. The group will view the new FKOHT kiosk and ride along the Old State Road to visit the No Name Key ferry terminal and other sites, while learning about some of the Keys’ pioneer families. The program concludes at the end of Key Deer Boulevard. Participants may then either ride back to the start on their own or join the group for lunch at the historic “No Name Pub.” The event is free; lunch is ‘on your own’ and optional.

To register, contact FKOHT volunteer Cameron Hintzen: (305) 395-8118 or Monica Woll, Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail office: (305) 853-3571 or email [email protected]

Sunday, September 25

Curry Hammock Paddle-Pedal

Meet at Curry Hammock State Park’s kayak launch (MM 56, Oceanside) at 10 a.m. for a leisurely, four-mile paddle around Little Crawl and Deer Keys, with time out afterward for a short clean-up at a beach. At 1:30 p.m., the “pedal” will begin at the Nature Trail parking area, across U.S. 1 from the park entrance (MM 54, Bayside), for an eight-mile trip along the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail. Join the “paddle,” the “pedal” or both! Bring a life jacket and/or bike helmet for the ride and/or paddle, as well as sun protection. Water and a water bottle will be provided. If attending both events, please bring a lunch.

To register, contact Monica Woll at (305) 853-3571; email [email protected] or sign up at the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail booth on Saturday (day before) during the Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival at Curry Hammock State Park.

 

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