Castaways pool party helps animals
The Southernmost Coconut Castaways, the fan club of Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band, will host a pool party from noon-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Lazy Lakes RV Resort near Mile Marker 20.
Members and non-members are invited to relax in the pool, bring their own cooler of beverages and snacks to share. The group also will be collecting donations of money and supplies for the Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
The Stock Island animal shelter needs dog and cat biscuits, cat litter, rawhide chews, toys, laundry and dish detergent, bleach, paper towels, blankets, crates, pet beds and office supplies. The shelter does NOT need food, as it is part of Science Diet's feeding program.
For more information, visit www.southernmostcoconutcastaways.com.
New roadwork phase to begin soon
The closure of outbound traffic lanes on North Roosevelt Boulevard from Kennedy Drive to the Triangle at U.S. 1 will begin on or about Wednesday, Sept. 19. Traffic will now become two lanes, inbound only, on North Roosevelt Boulevard from the Triangle to First Street/Palm Avenue. Traffic will continue to be one lane in each direction from First St./Palm Avenue to Eisenhower Drive.
Once these closures are in place, all outbound traffic will be detoured onto South Roosevelt Boulevard to exit the island, or Flagler Avenue to return to business districts.
Please note this schedule may not begin until Sept. 24, but motorists should be prepared for it by the middle or end of next week, according to a press release.
For information, call Dean Walters at 305-849-1474 or visit www.fdotmonroe.com/keywest.
Key Largo Bridge Run set for November
Racers will enjoy a scenic foot race with panoramic views of the Upper Keys and the eastern Everglades at the fourth annual Key Largo Bridge Run on Nov. 10.
Nearly 900 runners are expected for the event that includes a 5K, 10K and half marathon.
The course crosses the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge and portions of the 18-Mile Stretch.
The race is held in conjunction with a free-admission Health and Fitness Expo featuring osteoporosis screenings for women. The expo is set for noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Key Largo Holiday Inn, Mile Marker 100.
Race entry fees are $35 for the 5K, $50 for the 10K and $70 for the half marathon through Nov. 4. For more information, visit www.keylargobridgerun.com.