Monday, December 3, 2012
Mile Markers


Sanctuary Friends' film series

The Sanctuary Friends Foundation's monthly film series will start 7 p.m. Tuesday with "No Impact Man," at the Marathon Power Squadron Building, 52nd St. Gulf, 2011 Loggerhead Lane (behind Panda House Restaurant).

The series runs the first and third Tuesdays of the month; doors open at 6:30. Free popcorn is offered, and drinks cost a small donation.

The documentary is about a family that strives to make minimum impact on the environment for a year.

Sanctuary Friends will show "YERT -- Your Environmental Road Trip," on Dec. 18. It's a 2011 documentary on environmental sustainability across all 50 states.


Cemetery retires flags properly

The American Legion and Southern Keys Cemetery will provide a proper disposal ceremony for American flags that are "no longer a fitting emblem for display" at 10 a.m. Saturday at Southern Keys Cemetery, 258 Ave. A, Big Coppitt Key.

"No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United State of America; The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning," federal guidelines say.

The American Legion will respectfully burn such worn flags. It's open to the public, schools, churches, institutions, organizations, government and everyone, organizers say.


GardenFEST this weekend

The green market events of Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A $5 donation per adult is requested; members are free. Proceeds help keep the garden open and maintained, organizers say.

A variety of plants and crafts will be for sale, including native plants that volunteers cultivated in the garden's nursery. There also will be music and a wood-carving demonstration. Kids can learn gardening from forest educators; there will be a beer and wine garden for adults.