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Jazz Concert Sunday, May 10 in Key Largo: The Marcus Strickland Trio

Marcus Strickland TrioJazz Concert in Key LargoThis one-night-only evening of jazz from the Marcus Strickland Trio is presented by the Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online or at First State Bank locations at mile marker (MM) 97 and 81. The performance is to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Murray Nelson Cultural Center, MM 102.

 

Learn more about various attractions and entertainment options in Key Largo here.

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“Brew On The Bay” Craft Beer Festival in Key Largo

Brew on the Bay Beer Festival in Key LargoBrew on the Bay is a 3 day event: January 9-11, 2015 at Rowell’s Marina, Key Largo. Over 100 beer vendors, live music

Rotary Club of Key Largo is hosting its 4th annual Brew on the Bay ending at sunset on the beautiful Florida Bay. Sample over 100 different beers while enjoying local seafood and live entertainment.

Friday, January 9th – Everglades Alligator Farm’s Homebrew Competition 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Location: Lion’s Club Key Largo, $25 includes unlimited sampling, appetizers and local band. Wine and margaritas available for purchase.

Friday, January 9th – Shipwrecks Bar and Grill (Shipyard Brewing Black IPA release party)
45 Garden Cove Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
5p-8p, beer specials, giveaways, and more!

Friday, January 9th – Florida Keys Brewing Company’s Meet & Greet – VIP only, meet your favorite craft beer vendors, 8:30 pm-11:00 pm, Location: Bayside Inn, 99490 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo. food, beer & music on the beach!
Saturday, January 10th “MAIN EVENT” – Brew on the Bay Location: Rowell’s Marina Property, 104550 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, live music by The Regs and Cowboy Up.
General Admission 2:00-5:30 pm, $39.95 in advance $49 at the gate

Islamorada Beer Company’s VIP Admission 1-5:30, 1 hour early admission, priority parking, souvenir glass, specialty beer available in VIP tent, admission to Meet & Greet on 1/9, appetizers (Shrimp Cocktail, Guacamole & Chips, Caprese Salad, Chicken Skewers with Pineapple Rum Glaze) special seating close to band, bay & sunset. $69.95 before 1/10/15 $79 at the gate

Sunday, January 11th – SweetWater Brewing Company’s Hangover Brunch, 10 am – noon on Island Time Cruises.
Beer and Brunch Buffet included, Steel Drum Band, full bar available for purchase, boarding and bar opens at 9 am sharp.

More info at http://keylargobrewonthebay.com or in this week’s Florida Keys Free Press.

Florida Keys Vacation Rentals offers wide selection of vacation homes and condo rentals in Key Largo, Florida Keys. Contact us to book a vacation rental in Key Largo .

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New Year’s Eve – Schedule for Key West & The Florida Keys

Key West New Year EveThe Florida Keys is a fantastic destination in which to spend New Year’s Eve. We’re glad you’re here with us! There will be numerous points of celebration in Key West as well as Islamorada and Key Largo.

You’ll find a round-up of these activities at Fla-Keys.com, the official tourism site. The post is found at http://www.fla-keys.com/news/news.cfm?sid=9026
Key West @ Midnight on New Year’s Eve

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“Florida Keys Raptors” Presentation @ Pennekamp Friday 11/14

John Pennekamp State Park is presenting a slideshow Friday, 11/14 at 6 pm highlighting migrating and resident raptors.

Raptors, per Wikipedia, are birds of prey. These birds are characterized by a keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks. Many species of birds may be considered partly or exclusively predatory. However, in ornithology, the term “bird of prey” applies only to birds of the families listed below.

  • Eagles tend to be large birds with long, broad wings and massive feet. Booted eagles have legs and feet feathered to the toes and build very large stick nests.
  • Ospreys, a single species found worldwide that specializes in catching fish and builds large stick nests.
  • Kites have long wings and relatively weak legs. They spend much of their time soaring. They will take live vertebrate prey, but mostly feed on insects or even carrion.
  • The true hawks are medium-sized birds of prey that usually belong to the genus Accipiter (see below). They are mainly woodland birds that hunt by sudden dashes from a concealed perch. They usually have long tails for tight steering.
  • Buzzards are medium-large raptors with robust bodies and broad wings, or, alternatively, any bird of the genus Buteo (also commonly known as “hawks” in North America).
  • Harriers are large, slender hawk-like birds with long tails and long thin legs. Most use a combination of keen eyesight and hearing to hunt small vertebrates, gliding on their long broad wings and circling low over grasslands and marshes.
  • Vultures are carrion-eating raptors of two distinct biological families: the Accipitridae, which only occurs in the Eastern Hemisphere; and the Cathartidae, which only occurs in the Western Hemisphere. Members of both groups have heads either partly or fully devoid of feathers.
  • Falcons are medium-size birds of prey with long pointy wings. Unlike most other raptors, they belong to the Falconidae, rather than the Accipitridae. Many are particularly swift flyers. Caracaras are a distinct subgroup of the Falconidae unique to the New World, and most common in the Neotropics – their broad wings, naked faces and appetites of a generalist suggest some level of convergence with either the Buteos or the vulturine birds, or both.
  • Owls are variable-sized, typically night-specialized hunting birds. They fly almost silently due to their special feather structure that reduces turbulence. They have particularly acute hearing.

The program is included in the admission price but you must enter the park before 5:30 pm and ask for the raptor program pass.  It will be held outdoors and park management suggests you may want to have insect protection handy.  Call 305-451-1202 for more info.