Friday, November 30, 2012
Mile Markers


Jewelry helps women

Bracelets, necklaces and earrings made by Ugandan women will be for sale from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the nonsmoking area of the VFW at 2200 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

The women roll the bead jewelry, which actually is made from recycled paper. All profits directly help the women, who live in extreme poverty. Prices range from $5 to $40.

For more information, visit


Pirates invade Fort Zachary

Fort Zachary Taylor will transform into a British stronghold defending against an invasion of pirates today through Sunday.

The Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion portrays history from 1675 through 1825 with pirate encampments, living history demonstrations, live battles, activities for the kids and more. There are also wandering musicians, the Brigands and the Bawdy Buccaneers. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's free, but admission to the park must be paid.

For more information, contact Jai Somers at 305-797-1659 or, or visit


AIDS candlelight march Saturday

As part of 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day on Saturday, the Friends of the AIDS Memorial in Key West will hold the island's annual candlelight march and remembrance ceremony at the White Street Pier.

Those who want to take part in the march should gather at 4:30 p.m. outside Glynn Archer Elementary, 1302 White St., according to the Lower Keys Medical Center's website.

At 5 p.m., a ceremony will begin at the site of the Key West AIDS Memorial, at the walkway approaching the pier. The program includes speakers, live music and the annual reading of the names on the memorial.