'Last Train' author at 2 venues
Les Standiford, author of "Last Train to Paradise," will appear at two venues on Monday. He'll be at the Key West library, 700 Fleming St., at 3 p.m. to discuss his book about the history of the Overseas Railroad, and at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St., at 6 p.m. to discuss his latest book, "Bringing Adam Home," about the murder of Adam Walsh.
The first event is part of the library's annual One Island One Book program; learn more at oneislandonebook.blogspot.com.
His Studios' appearance marks its eighth installment in this season's Friends of the Key West Library lecture series. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. there. Go to friendsofthekeywestlibrary.org to learn more about the series.
BIG PINE KEY
Music fest benefits Habitat
The annual Island Grass Music Fest will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Habitat for Humanities' ReStore, at Mile Marker 30.5.
Live music by local musicians and a conch chowder cook-off will be featured at the event, the biggest fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Keys.
Food for sale will include pulled-pork sandwiches, spicy chicken wings, and hot dogs with all the fixings. Volunteers are being sought for all aspects of the festival. Call 305-294-9006 or email email@example.com.
Get ready to run ... or walk
The sixth annual Sombrero Beach run will be held on March 3 and benefit Keys Area Interdenominational Resources.
A 10K run will start at 8 a.m., and a 5K walk/run will be at 9:15 a.m. Those events are $25 per person or $20 for teams of five or more; $30 and $35 on race day. Runners may participate in a 15K challenge for $35.
Prizes include $500 cash, dive trips, parasailing and more. Music, food, drinks, raffles and more also will be offered.
A preregistration party will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 2 at the beach.
Register online at www.active.com.
For more information, call Jane Packard at 305-289-9868 or visit www.sombrerobeachrun.com.