'Paws' party benefits animals
The Paws in Paradise Masquerade Ball will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Bait Shack in Marathon. Animal lovers are encouraged to attend in costume or formal wear for an evening that includes dinner, music, dancing, raffles and live auctions. Tickets are $75 per person; proceeds will benefit Safe Harbor Animal Rescue of the Keys (SHARK).
The organization operates a "no-kill" animal shelter in Marathon and provides animal control services for Monroe County from Mile Marker 16.7 to 70. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Catherine Dunn at 305-923-9100. Tickets are also available at D'Asign Source, 11500 Overseas Highway.
ACLU meets this Saturday
The local American Civil Liberties Union chapter will resume its monthly meetings at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist hall, 801 Georgia St. Agenda items include constitutional election issues, including the proposed Amendment 8 and merit retention of judges, plus the recent Bill Bradford Memorial Essay Contest.
"Amendment 8 would repeal our constitutional tradition of separation of church and state," said Kimberly Sloan, president of the Lower Keys chapter of the Florida ACLU.
Potential members and interested observers are welcome. For more information, call Kimberly Sloan at 352-870-8809.
Parade entrants sought
Key West Coast Guard organizers of the annual Veterans Day Parade seek military units, veterans' groups and other participants to march in Old Town at 4 p.m. Nov. 11, to pay tribute to U.S. veterans.
The route goes down Duval Street, with a reviewing stand near Fleming Street. All are welcome to come cheer on the marchers. Organizations are encouraged to sign up to participate.