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September Events

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
 
 

July 13 to September 06,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Free Admission to All Active Duty Military Personnel
July 13 to September 06
Located at MM 82.9 bayside, the museum is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel – and up to five immediate family members including spouses or children – as part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums program. Spouses of deployed military also are eligible. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 305-664-9737           305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 

September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Self-Guided Tour
September 04
Start the Labor Day weekend at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument at 9 a.m. for a self-guided tour of historical points of interest. An informational tent is to be set up at the monument with guide maps and brochures, courtesy of the Matecumbe Historical Trust. Historic photos, 75th anniversary tee shirts and mementos to be available as well. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504            305-664-9504      
September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: An Evening of Hurricane History
September 04
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1935 hurricane, a historically significant event in the Florida Keys. Starting at 8 p.m. the Matecumbe Historical Trust is to show a video and display photos from the event. Survivors are to be present to share their experiences. Free and open to the public, event located at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504               305-664-9504      
September 06 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Annual Labor Day Service
September 06
In memory of the civilians and veterans who perished in the 1935 hurricane, this annual service is to be held at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument. Hear from famed historian Irving Eyster, and the 1935 Hurricane Song written by Cris Foster from memories shared by Bernard Russell who lost many of his family in the event that helped shape Florida Keys history. A wreath is to be placed, followed by taps and the benediction. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504              305-664-9504     
 
 
 
 
September 11 ,  in Key Largo
Lionfish Derby for Divers
September 11
Teams of up to four divers can help capture and remove non-native lionfish from Keys waters in this unique spin on a fishing tournament. Derby divers who successfully remove lionfish from sanctuary waters are to be eligible for up to $10,000 in cash and prizes – more than $3,000 per derby. Headquarters, measuring and scoring to be held at Coconuts Restaurant, mile marker 100. Visit website for registration details.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030               305-852-0030     Email: alecia@reef.org
 
September 14 to September 17,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament
September 14 to September 17
Also referred to as the “Fall Fly,” this prestigious three-day test of skill and stealth challenges anglers to accrue points for both weight and release fish. Entry fee is $1,000 per angler, up to 25 maximum participants.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428           305-942-0428      Email: csasun@aol.com
September 15 ,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series
September 15
This month’s free seminar is to be given by Eric Smith, themed “Adventures in Underwater Exploration.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737              305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 
September 16 to September 19,  in Florida Keys
38th Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run
September 16 to September 19
It’s an All-American event as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the U.S. travel the Keys’ scenic Overseas Highway – designated Florida’s only All-American Road – from mainland Florida to Key West to raise money for charity. Stops are arranged throughout the Keys with a final celebration in Key West. Register online today, or starting Sept. 1 at either of two Peterson’s Harley dealerships, with just a $10 donation.
Contact: (800) 545-2561               (800) 545-2561       877-MIAMI-HD              
September 17 to September 19,  in Key Largo
Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
September 17 to September 19
Entering its 10th year, the challenge requires anglers fish for trout and redfish. Proceeds benefit both local Rotary scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program for children in seventh through 12th grades. Entry fee is $125 per angler, $70 for young anglers (kids and juniors are combined). New venue at the Upper Keys Sailing Club!
Contact: Mike Shipley 305-852-4087              305-852-4087      
Email: mike@islandbayresort.com
September 22 to September 26,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival
September 22 to September 26
The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an opening reception, dinner, presentations, Keys-wide field trips focusing on education and conservation as they relate to Keys birds and wildlife, and an environmental fair.
Contact: (305) 872-0774              (305) 872-0774      
 
 
September 25 to September 26,  in Islamorada
Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament
September 25 to September 26
Up to 100 anglers compete for snook, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, snapper, bonefish and black drum against the backdrop of Everglades National Park. An overall grand champ prize is given to the individual or team who catches at least four of the seven eligible species. The angling challenge is also a qualifying event for the 2011 IGFA Inshore World Championship in Islamorada.
Contact: Linda Denkert 305-852-1425               305-852-1425      
Email: backcountrybabe1@aol.com
 
September 25 ,  in Islamorada
Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day
September 25
The History of Diving Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors for an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in diving history.  The Museum is also celebrating its fourth anniversary, and showcases “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea, and is approximately 3,000 square feet of amazing exhibits relating to diving history. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: (305) 664-9737 (305) 664-9737    

September Events

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
 
 

July 13 to September 06,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Free Admission to All Active Duty Military Personnel
July 13 to September 06
Located at MM 82.9 bayside, the museum is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel – and up to five immediate family members including spouses or children – as part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums program. Spouses of deployed military also are eligible. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 305-664-9737           305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 

September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Self-Guided Tour
September 04
Start the Labor Day weekend at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument at 9 a.m. for a self-guided tour of historical points of interest. An informational tent is to be set up at the monument with guide maps and brochures, courtesy of the Matecumbe Historical Trust. Historic photos, 75th anniversary tee shirts and mementos to be available as well. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504            305-664-9504      
September 04 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: An Evening of Hurricane History
September 04
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the 1935 hurricane, a historically significant event in the Florida Keys. Starting at 8 p.m. the Matecumbe Historical Trust is to show a video and display photos from the event. Survivors are to be present to share their experiences. Free and open to the public, event located at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504               305-664-9504      
September 06 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents: Annual Labor Day Service
September 06
In memory of the civilians and veterans who perished in the 1935 hurricane, this annual service is to be held at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument. Hear from famed historian Irving Eyster, and the 1935 Hurricane Song written by Cris Foster from memories shared by Bernard Russell who lost many of his family in the event that helped shape Florida Keys history. A wreath is to be placed, followed by taps and the benediction. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Irving or Jeane Eyster 305-664-9504              305-664-9504     
 
 
 
 
September 11 ,  in Key Largo
Lionfish Derby for Divers
September 11
Teams of up to four divers can help capture and remove non-native lionfish from Keys waters in this unique spin on a fishing tournament. Derby divers who successfully remove lionfish from sanctuary waters are to be eligible for up to $10,000 in cash and prizes – more than $3,000 per derby. Headquarters, measuring and scoring to be held at Coconuts Restaurant, mile marker 100. Visit website for registration details.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030               305-852-0030     Email: alecia@reef.org
 
September 14 to September 17,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament
September 14 to September 17
Also referred to as the “Fall Fly,” this prestigious three-day test of skill and stealth challenges anglers to accrue points for both weight and release fish. Entry fee is $1,000 per angler, up to 25 maximum participants.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428           305-942-0428      Email: csasun@aol.com
September 15 ,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series
September 15
This month’s free seminar is to be given by Eric Smith, themed “Adventures in Underwater Exploration.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737              305-664-9737      Email: info@divingmuseum.org
 
 
September 16 to September 19,  in Florida Keys
38th Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run
September 16 to September 19
It’s an All-American event as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the U.S. travel the Keys’ scenic Overseas Highway – designated Florida’s only All-American Road – from mainland Florida to Key West to raise money for charity. Stops are arranged throughout the Keys with a final celebration in Key West. Register online today, or starting Sept. 1 at either of two Peterson’s Harley dealerships, with just a $10 donation.
Contact: (800) 545-2561               (800) 545-2561       877-MIAMI-HD              
September 17 to September 19,  in Key Largo
Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
September 17 to September 19
Entering its 10th year, the challenge requires anglers fish for trout and redfish. Proceeds benefit both local Rotary scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program for children in seventh through 12th grades. Entry fee is $125 per angler, $70 for young anglers (kids and juniors are combined). New venue at the Upper Keys Sailing Club!
Contact: Mike Shipley 305-852-4087              305-852-4087      
Email: mike@islandbayresort.com
September 22 to September 26,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival
September 22 to September 26
The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an opening reception, dinner, presentations, Keys-wide field trips focusing on education and conservation as they relate to Keys birds and wildlife, and an environmental fair.
Contact: (305) 872-0774              (305) 872-0774      
 
 
September 25 to September 26,  in Islamorada
Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament
September 25 to September 26
Up to 100 anglers compete for snook, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, snapper, bonefish and black drum against the backdrop of Everglades National Park. An overall grand champ prize is given to the individual or team who catches at least four of the seven eligible species. The angling challenge is also a qualifying event for the 2011 IGFA Inshore World Championship in Islamorada.
Contact: Linda Denkert 305-852-1425               305-852-1425      
Email: backcountrybabe1@aol.com
 
September 25 ,  in Islamorada
Smithsonian Magazine’s 6th Annual Museum Day
September 25
The History of Diving Museum will participate in the sixth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors for an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in diving history.  The Museum is also celebrating its fourth anniversary, and showcases “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea, and is approximately 3,000 square feet of amazing exhibits relating to diving history. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: (305) 664-9737 (305) 664-9737    

August and September Events

Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Islamorada / July 13 to September 06

History of Diving Museum: Free Admission to All Active Duty Military Personnel Located at MM 82.9 bayside, the museum is offering free admission to all active duty military personnel – and up to five immediate family members including spouses or children – as part of the nationwide Blue Star Museums program. Spouses of deployed military also are eligible. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org

Islamorada / August 07

Lobster Fest at Holiday Isle A wildly entertaining evening of fresh lobster (bring in your own catch to cook!), live entertainment, costume contest and the mechanical bull. Headliner Amber Leigh is to play at 10 p.m., with her crossover country sound mixed with rock, soul and Celtic. Hours from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., Holiday Isle Tiki Bar.
Contact: 305-664-2321

Islamorada / August 18

History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series This month’s free seminar is to be themed “Breaking Ground as a Female Navy Diver.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org

Islamorada / August 27 to August 28

Islamorada Swordfish Tournament This modified release tournament benefits the Billfish Foundation, and is the first leg of the Florida Swordfish Series. Anglers compete for valuable prizes, including a $10,000 cash payout to the overall series champion and another $5,000 to the angler with the largest fish in the series.
Contact: Richard Peeples 305-282-1006
Email: Supersti@aol.com

Islamorada / September 15 to September 17

Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament Fly anglers are to pursue Islamorada bonefish, some of the largest and smartest in the world, at this all-release tournament.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428
Email: csasun@aol.com

Islamorada / September 15

History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series This month’s free seminar is to be given by Eric Smith, themed “Adventures in Underwater Exploration.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org

Islamorada / September 25 to September 26

Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Tournament Up to 100 anglers will be competing for snook, tarpon, redfish, sea trout, snapper, bonefish and black drum against the backdrop of Everglades National Park.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-942-0428
Email: csasun@aol.com

Florida Keys dodging threat from oil spill

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Florida Keys dodging threat from oil spill

 

Forecasters say the state’s delicate chain of islands is in no imminent threat from the oil gusher.

Florida Keys may escape oil spill

BY CAMMY CLARK

cclark@MiamiHerald.com

The risk of oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout reaching the Florida Keys and South Florida anytime soon is now so remote that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has suspended its trajectory maps for the area, effectively downgrading the region to low risk.

“It’s kind of like being taken out of the cone of uncertainty for a hurricane,” said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Michael Herring of Sector Key West. “We’re temporarily out, but things could change.”

On Monday, the nearest documented oil from the massive spill was about 385 miles from Key West, according to the Florida Peninsula Command Post in Miami.

And thanks in part to changes in currents, the oil still spewing from the well site does not have a clear path to the Keys, said Billy Causey, the southeast regional director of NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program.

The documented oil from the spill is about 100 miles from the northern part of the massive current dubbed Eddy Franklin, after Ben Franklin, which travels in a circular clockwise motion.

In May, Franklin pinched off from the loop current, which travels through the Florida Straits south of the Dry Tortugas, south of the rest of the Florida Keys and then veers north up the Atlantic Coast when it becomes the Gulf Stream.

In fact, conditions in the Gulf change constantly, said Robert Weisberg, an oceanographer at the University of South Florida who specializes in Gulf of Mexico monitoring and has been supplying modeling data on the spill to NOAA.

In the last few days, for instance, he said there were signs that the huge eddy could be reconnecting. And two months ago, when oceanographers were warning that the slick was slipping into the loop, no one expected the loop to shed the eddy that has since become a protective barrier to oil moving south.

“It’s like predicting weather,” he said. “There are subtleties to the loop current that are not well understood and difficult to predict.”

The loop current isn’t the only vehicle that could propel oil down the coast. In recent days, westerly wind patterns have pushed the leading edge of the slick and tar balls east across Panhandle waters, he said.

The more oil pushed into the shallower waters off the continental shelf, the more that is likely to stay closer to shore and potentially affect Florida’s west coast as far south as the Keys.

There’s also the possibility that seasonal upwelling of deep cold water from the Gulf could push some of those still poorly understood underwater plumes toward the continental shelf.

While NOAA has suspended its offshore trajectory map for the spill, Sean Morton, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, wrote in an e-mail to the area response committee that monitoring of the Gulf of Mexico will continue by air surveillance, vessel observations and satellite analysis.

So far, the extensive monitoring over the past few weeks has found no “recoverable” oil from the blowout in the loop current or the eddy.

“There have been a lot of false positives that have been reported,” NOAA’s James Jeansonne, who for weeks has been searching for oil from a Coast Guard’s C-130, said from 1,500 feet above the Gulf of Mexico.

The group has checked out several reports of possible oil, as well as anomalies that were picked up by satellite imaging. Jeansonne said cloud cover, sargassum patches and natural sheens are often misidentified as oil slicks.

He also said the Gulf is filled with oil sheens and tar balls from natural oil seeps and bunker fuels coming off ships. About 200 tar balls have been found on shorelines throughout the Keys, but none have proven to come from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

“There is a lot of anxiety because people care a lot about the Keys and its resources,” Jeansonne said. “We want people to understand what is really going on.”

Causey said he is concerned about people in the Keys initiating their own protection from oil they feel is on its way.

“We’ve already heard of people doing experiments with their own devices,” Causey said. “One man in Marathon put together an oil boom in his canal and poured a can of oil into it to see if it worked.”

Jeansonne said that with no imminent threat to the Keys, no protective measures other than beach cleanups should be taken.

“It’s like going out to war and shooting guns before the enemy is there,” he said.

Gary Davis, a retired research scientist with the National Parks Service, also said people in the Keys should be patient.

“It’s not going to hit like a tidal wave or tsunami,” he said. “It’s slow moving. And should oil arrive, it’s very unlikely it will look like anything you see on the evening news in Louisiana. It’s likely to be scattered tar balls.”

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/21/1693163/florida-keys-dodging-threat-from.html?asset_id=Florida%20Keys%20may%20escape%20oil%20spill&asset_type=html_module#ixzz0rbkyMBn4

May Events

Monday, May 17th, 2010
Islamorada / April 30 to May 02

Florida Keys Fly Fishing School Learn fly fishing in saltwater with world class instruction in a fun and no-pressure environment. Two-day schools present a unique opportunity for beginners and experienced anglers, as well as couples. Call or visit Web site for details.
Contact: 305-664-5423
Email: info@floridakeysoutfitters.com

Islamorada / May 17 to May 19

Golden Fly Tarpon Tournament Anglers are allowed to fish only with fly gear, using a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 20-pound test. Tarpon in this challenge must measure at least 48 inches in length to earn release points, and weigh at least 70 pounds for weight points. Are you up to the challenge?
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio at (305) 664-2444
Email: csasun@aol.com

Islamorada / May 19

History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series This month’s free seminar is to be given by Florida Keys Shipwreck Salvor and Historian Captain Carl Fismer, themed “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Shipwrecks.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org

 
 

Calender for April 2010

Friday, March 19th, 2010
  April 07 to April 09

Islamorada All-Tackle Spring Bonefish Tournament Anglers compete to catch the gray ghost of the flats in the legendary shallows surrounding Islamorada. This all-release tournament features trophies and prizes.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio (305) 664-2444
Email: csasun@aol.com

 April 04

Underwater Easter Egg Hunt The Easter bunny hosts this 10th annual underwater egg hunt off Key Largo to benefit Kids in Special Situations, a local charity for needy children. Open to divers and snorkelers.
Contact: (305) 451-3020

 April 17 to April 18

Art Festival Weekend Arts and craftsmen are to share their wares during the first annual event at Island Market Place, which features everything from jewelry to spices. Enjoy art, live music, food and fun. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, located at mile marker 101. Free admission.
Contact: Robert Sperry 305-731-9558

 April 23 to May 02

“The Producers” Mel Brooks’ outrageously funny, teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and recipient of 12 Tony awards, The Producers comes to Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, mile marker 102. Show dates April 23, 24, 30 and May 1 at 8 p.m. Matinees April 25, May 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets available online.

 April 23 to April 30

Key Largo Independence Celebration An independence celebration presented by Upper Keys Business Group, the week-long family fun event is to showcase the unique historical and cultural characteristics of Key Largo. Visit web site for schedule of events.
Contact: 305-394-3736

 April 10 to April 11

19th Annual Florida Keys Island Fest Music, Art, Food & Fun at Founder’s Park in Islamorada. Free admission, festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce 305-664-4503

 April 21

History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series This month’s free seminar is to be given by Robert Clift, themed “Preservation of Florida Bay.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org

 April 24

Earth Day at Cheeca Lodge The annual celebration features entertainment, food, environmental education booths and sand-shaping sculptures on the beach.
Contact: (305) 267-1845

 April 24

Pops In The Park – Young Musicians Concert Florida Keys Community Concert Band presents the 2010 season finale at Islamorada Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free.
Contact: (305) 853-7294

 April 30 to May 02

Florida Keys Fly Fishing School Learn fly fishing in saltwater with world class instruction in a fun and no-pressure environment. Two-day schools present a unique opportunity for beginners and experienced anglers, as well as couples. Call or visit Web site for details.
Contact: 305-664-5423
Email: info@floridakeysoutfitters.com

Things to do in Islamorada FEB-MAR 2010

Sunday, February 21st, 2010
Islamorada / February 26 to February 27
Backcountry Fly Championship
This new fly-fishing competition is to target snook and redfish in a region of the Keys that is famous for them.
Contact: Charlotte Ambrogio 305-664-2444
Email: csasun@aol.com
Food, fun and safety exhibits are to complement local artists’ booths and displays. The event is to help demonstrate the services of the Red Cross and commemorate the history of Red Cross houses and community recovery during the 1935 hurricane. Located at the Hurricane Monument, mile marker 81.6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact: 305-852-9612
Email: HuntJB@usa.redcross.org
Islamorada / March 05 to March 06
Anglers compete to catch the finned denizens of the flats and backcountry, fishing with one lure or one fly until they lose it.
Contact: Paul Tejera
Email: captbackbone@gmail.com
Islamorada / March 06
Layton Garden Club’s Annual Flea Market & Plant Sale
Join this small community surrounded by a 1,000 acre state park for their annual flea market and plant sale. City of Layton at City Hall, MM 68.5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, vendors and booths will display a variety of merchandise.
Contact: Suzanne Murchie 305-664-2064
Islamorada / March 11 to March 14
Florida Keys Survivor
In this backcountry elimination draw tournament, the winner is the sole survivor.
Contact: Sharon Mahoney Ellenwood 305-393-6174
Islamorada / March 17
This month’s free seminar is to be given by Phil Newsum, themed “Commercial Diving Heroes.” Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.org
Islamorada / March 20
This music and art festival features local and guest artists performing on the shores of Florida Bay at the TIB Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1.
Contact: 305-394-2765
Islamorada / March 26 to March 28
Learn fly fishing in saltwater with world class instruction in a fun and no-pressure environment. Two-day schools present a unique opportunity for beginners and experienced anglers, as well as couples. Call or visit Web site for details.
Contact: 305-664-5423
Email: info@floridakeysoutfitters.com

Want to know more about Diving!

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Islamorada / September 16 History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series, “Coral Restoration” The Florida Keys History of Diving Museum hosts the Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea Series. Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. This month’s free seminar will be given by Ken Nedimeyer, marine scientist.
Contact: 305-664-9737

Islamorada / September 19

History of Diving Museum’s Anniversary Celebration Join the museum for their three-year anniversary celebration, with half price adult admission and free admission for children age 12 and under. Museum tours, museum store specials, cake and more! Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Contact: (305) 664-9737
Email: info@DivingMuseum.org

Islamorada / September 26

Smithsonian Magazine’s 5th Annual Museum Day The History of Diving Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine.  Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors for an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in diving history.  The Museum showcases “The Story of Man’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea, and is approximately 3,000 square feet of amazing exhibits relating to diving history. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact: (305) 664-9737


Lookout Lodge Resort 87770 Overseas Highway Islamorada, Florida 33036 United States Phone: 305.852.9915 Toll Free: 800.870.1772 Fax: 305.852.3035