Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Program about Einstein

The Key West library, 700 Fleming St., is offering a free, three-part program about Albert Einstein and his contributions to science on Tuesday mornings in January. The public is welcome to attend individual sessions or all three.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee, with the sessions from 10 to 11 a.m. Lawrence Halstead, a recently retired aerospace engineer, will be the presenter. On Jan. 15, he will focus on Einstein's predecessors and early years; on Jan. 22, the topic will be the theory of relativity, in laymen's terms. Quantum mechanics and Einstein's later years will be discussed on Jan. 29. Preregistration is not required. For more information, call 305-292-2595.


'Green Drinks' event is back

The island's "Green Drinks" sessions will make a comeback from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, in the gardens of Old Town Manor, 511 Eaton St. The event, free and open to the public, will be held there the third Tuesday of each month.

January Green Drinks will feature Key West Sustainability Coordinator Alison Higgins, who will give an update on the city's "green" progress in energy, water, solid waste, transportation and more. Go to for more information or to take a pledge. The "Think While You Drink" event offers a cash bar with organic wine and craft beers. Plenty of on-site bicycle parking is available. For more information, call 305-923-1994.


Car seats inspected, installed

The Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition urges parents and caregivers to have children's car seats checked from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St.

Certified child-passenger safety technicians will be available to help properly install car seats, inspect those already installed and answer safety questions.

"Parents are always shocked to find out that their seat is not installed properly," said program coordinator Leah Stockton. "They are surprised to learn that nearly 75 percent of all car seats are not installed or used correctly."

Assistance is first-come, first served; each appointment takes 30 minutes. New car seats will be available for Keys families as needed for a suggested donation of $25. Call 305-293-8424 or email