ECMC Incredible Fruit Stand
The ECMC Incredible Fruit Stand sells fresh produce and plants on Saturday in Marathon at Mile Marker 50, Gulf side. Special orders are available. All proceeds benefit ECMC youth programs. For more information, call (305) 743-6215.

Crane Point Closed for September
Crane Point Museum and Nature Center will be closed September 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. Crane Point will resume its regular business hours Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm on Friday, October 1, 2010.

Please call Crane Point Museum and Nature Center at 305-743-3900 for additional information.

Marathon Calling Vendors for City Celebration
The City of Marathon is looking for vendors who wish to have a booth at the City’s Celebration to be held at Marathon Community Park on Saturday, November 20, 2010. “This one-day event is going to be a huge party,” said Event Committee Chair and Mayor Ginger Snead, “and it’s the perfect place for vendors to show and sell their wares, and for our local non-profits to raise awareness and maybe some money, too.”

There are three categories (and entry fees) for vendor participation: Not-For-Profit at $25.00; For Profit (local/Marathon-based) at $50.00; and For Profit at $75.00. Space is limited and is available on a first come/first serve basis. Application deadline is November 5, 2010.

For more information, and an application, contact Charlotte Quinn; e-mail her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit the City of Marathon website at

Thursday, Sept. 23
Full Moon Kayak Trip: Sept 23rd

Join Friends and Volunteers of Refuges (FAVOR) on the only charity kayak event on the islands. Capt. Bill Keogh, a noted local guide and photographer, and his crew at Big Pine Kayak Adventures have donated a sunset/moonrise scenic paddle through the sponge flats, grass beds and mangrove forests of the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge. The two-hour trip will cost $25 per person and all proceeds will be used for outreach, education, and volunteer projects on behalf of the four Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. It’s the perfect way to explore and enjoy nature while directly benefiting it.

The full moon trip is only offered once a month, so sign up now. To reserve your seat for this wonderful sunset / moonrise excursion, call 872-7474. The trip will depart from the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Camp near the No Name Key Bridge at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 23. Bring your own flashlight. For more info visit


Thursday, Sept. 30
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

The American Cancer Society’s Middle Keys Relay for Life is hosting a kick-off event on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Boot Key Harbor City Marina. The theme for this year’s event is “Racing for a Cure.”




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