Chamber hosts road update
The Key West Chamber of Commerce will present an update, for members only, from Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials about the progress of the North Roosevelt Boulevard project, at 6 tonight at the Marriott Beachside Resort, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Executive Vice President Virginia Panico will talk about issues that have been resolved and those the chamber is addressing. Project Manager Ali Toghiani of FDOT will provide details about the project and scheduling and then answer questions from the audience.
Again, the meeting is for chamber members only.
Local authors at Pop-Up Gallery
The new Pop-Up Art Gallery, in the former Fast Buck Freddie's at 500 Duval St., will host a group book-signing for 21 local writers from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The authors will sign, sell and read from their books, including works of poetry, novels, newspaper columns, mysteries, nonfiction and more. Forty percent of sales proceeds will go to the arts: 20 percent to the Key West Emerging Artists Fund, and 20 percent to the gallery, intentionally created as a temporary space with support from Fast Bucks co-founder Tony Falcone.
The Citizen's Tan Lines columnist Mandy Miles will read from, "Only in Key West," her new volume of award-winning humor columns.
Other authors will include: David Sloan, Carol Tedesco, Michael Haskins and Rosalind Brackenbury.
Spuds for schools on Friday
Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub will host a costume "potato extravaganza" fundraiser to benefit Monroe County schools from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the bar and eatery, 320 Grinnell St., across from Keys Energy Services' headquarters.
Finnegan's has planned a special potato menu and potato-themed contests, including potato mini-golf, potato trivia and potato-croquette eating. The business will match all funds raised in order to purchase supplies for teachers and students at Horace O'Bryant Middle, Glynn Archer Elementary, Poinciana Elementary and Gerald Adams Elementary schools. For more information, call 305-747-0257.