Get a taste of the Florida Keys
The seventh annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival will celebrate the fruits of the commercial fishing industry's labors in January.
The free, family-friendly festival will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Bayview Park, at the corner of Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Proceeds will benefit the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association and scholarships for college-bound Keys students.
Local fishermen and their families prepare and serve Florida spiny lobster, Key West pink shrimp, stone crab claws, smoked fish dip, fried fish, conch chowder, conch salad, sweet flan and Key lime pie.
Call 305-872-9026 or visit www.fkcfa.org, for information.
Be a VIP for village's first art show
The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District will present its inaugural Islamorada Fine Art Expo in January.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21-22 at Morada Way between Mile Markers 81 and 82.
It costs $5 per day and is free for those 12 and under or 65 and over, active-duty military, disabled persons in wheelchairs and bicyclists, who can park at the entrance. There's a free shuttle from remote vehicle parking.
Historian Irving R. Eyster will give a presentation on the 100th anniversary of the completion of Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21.
Patrons can meet artists and preview selected pieces at a cocktail party from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 20, hosted by Ocean Sotheby's International Realty. Tickets are $50 and include free and 9 a.m. admission to the two-day show. Buy them by calling 305-664-9100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate railroad anniversary
A celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Florida Keys Overseas Railroad will culminate Jan. 22.
There will be a one-man performance by a re-enactor portraying Henry Flagler, museum exhibitions, hobbyist train displays and historic re-creations, a family fun day at the former railroad workers' camp on Pigeon Key, a Keyswide kayak adventure following the railroad's route, a presentation by noted railroad historian Seth Bramson, a period costume ball and a Key West community parade.
The Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House will feature "Flagler's Speedway to Sunshine," an exhibition that includes re-creations, replicas, artifacts, vintage footage and a film about Flagler.
Visit www.FlaglerKeys100.com for more information.