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


Keys Conchtoberfest at Hawks Cay Resort Volunteers Needed
Shifts are only two hours, and volunteering includes free admission to the event and a t-shirt. Organizers need to fill shifts during the following times: Friday September 17, 4-8 pm; Saturday September 18, 10 am – 8 pm; and Sunday September 19, 10 am – 5pm.


For more information, contact Lupe Marzoa at (305) 289-7001 or via email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Marathon Youth Football Sign-ups
Registration for the Marathon Youth Club Football is now open! The league is open to players 7 to 14 years old, and the cost is $80 per player. Practices will begin soon, so stop by the Parks and Recreation office at the Community Park to register.

Cheerleading registration is also available for children ages 7-14. Cost is $55 per cheerleader.

For more information, call (305) 896-1965 or visit our Facebook page, Marathon Youth Club Football.

Checks should be made out to the Marathon Youth Club with your child’s name on your check. Registration is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm.


Cardio Tennis Summer Schedule
Wonderlin Tennis has new session times for Cardio Tennis this summer. We had a great week of free Cardio Tennis sessions last week. Based on your input, here is the new schedule, starting immediately.

• Tuesday and Thursday nights 7-8 pm
• Wednesday mornings, 8-9 am

All sessions are held at Sombrero Resort courts. Pre-registration is recommended by calling (305) 304 4802.  More information can be found at


MCT Seeks Singers for December Performances
Marathon Community Theatre (MCT) is looking for vocalists who would like to participate in Rehearsals begin Monday, August 23, at 6:30 pm at the United Methodist Church, located at 3010 Overseas Highway in Marathon, and continue each Monday until performance dates.

The MCT concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 18. Due to the tremendous response, we have scheduled two performances on December 18 at 5 pm and at 8 pm.

Music will be provided at the first rehearsal. Bring a singing friend and join the fun.

Tickets are on sale now for $5 for adults and $2 for children. Music will be provided at the first rehearsal. Bring a singing friend and join the fun. For more information, contact Lesley Aaron at 305-395-9895, or call the MCT business office at 305-743-0408.


Saturday, Sept. 11
Open Auditions at MCT
Marathon Community Theatre (MCT) Open Auditions for the new season are scheduled for Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. Productions for the upcoming season are:  The Odd Couple (Female Version) opening in November; A Bad Year for Tomatoes, opening in January; Act Now, an original musical, opening in March; and Blithe Spirit which opens in May.  Registration for the musical auditions begins at 9 am on both days. Registration for script-reading auditions begins at 12:30 pm on both days. 

All shows are cast during these two days. Participants are invited to audition for any or all shows.

“The audition process is fun. Participants move from room to room to sing, dance or read for various parts,” said executive director, Loretta Geotis. “No experience is necessary.”
Persons interested need only attend one day of auditions. Participants auditioning for the musical should be prepared to sing a one-minute tune of their choice and wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the movement/dance portion.

Audition packets will be available at the theatre after September 1 or may be downloaded from the website at after September 1. Membership at MCT is not necessary to audition; however, membership is required to join a cast or crew. Membership fees are $10/annually for individuals; $15 for a family, and $5 for students under 18.

For more information or to pick up a packet prior to auditions, call Loretta Geotis at 305-743-0408 or stop by the theatre between 9 am – 5 pm weekdays.


Monday, Sept. 13
Save-A-Turtle Monthly Meeting
Due to the Labor Day Holiday on September 6, our monthly meeting will be held on Monday, September 13.  In addition, some renovations at The Turtle Hospital mean that we also have a change in location.  The September meeting will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Sheriff’s Air Hanger, 10100 Overseas Highway, Marathon. This is the large building at the north end of the Marathon Airport, and it can be reached by turning onto the access road at the commercial terminal (across the highway from Pizza Hut).

Our guest speaker will be Cory Walter with Mote’s Tropical Research Laboratory; she will discuss the Invasive Lionfish. Cory is a very positive, upbeat speaker whom you should see!

If you have any questions or would like to join Save-A-Turtle, please visit our website at  Everyone is welcome to come to our monthly meetings.  They are the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon.  Any questions please call Rick at (305) 743-9629.

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.


MCT Hosts Flu Shot Tuesdays
Marathon Community Theatre hosts the Visiting Nurse Association of the Florida Keys for flu shots.  Flu Tuesdays will continue every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 5 in the gallery at the theatre located at 5101 Overseas Highway in Marathon.


September Plant Clinics in Key Largo and Key West
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.


Free plant clinics will be held at:
Monroe County Extension Office, Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260, Key West, on Sept. 13 and 20 from 1-4 pm.

Monroe County Extension Office, Murray E. Nelson Government & Cultural Center, 102050 Overseas Highway, Suite 244, MM 102, Bayside, Key Largo, on Sept. 15 from 9 am – noon.

Additional information is available from Monroe County Extension Services, 292-4501, or visit our website at



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