Friday, January 25, 2013
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Basilica hosts Rock 'n' Roast

The sixth annual Rock 'n' Roast fundraiser for The Basilica School of St. Mary Star of the Sea will be held 2 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Basilica, 700 Truman Ave.

Café Sole will offer a traditional Cuban roast pork dinner, roasted chicken and sides.

Tickets are available at Café Sole, the school, First State Bank, and at the door.

It's $22 for adults, $12 for teens, and $5 for 6 to 12-year-olds; kids 5 and under are free.

The event has a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and live music. Bidding will start at $6,000 for a 2006 red Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Softail motorcycle with 29,000 miles on it, according to spokeswoman Kimberly Gorton.


Enter classic regatta now

Entries are still being accepted for the Key West Classic Regatta, which will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in front Mallory Square.

Classic sailing vessels will compete for trophies in five classes: gaff-rigged schooners, Marconi-rigged schooners, spirit of tradition, classic boats under 30 feet and classic boats over 30 feet.

The entry fee is $60 and includes four dinners at the awards ceremony, which is also open to the public, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Turtle Kraals Tower Bar. Renowned folk singer and shantyman Geoff Kaufman will perform and a buffet dinner will be available.

For more information, call 305-394-4389, email or visit


Novelist speaks Jan. 28 at TSKW

Novelist Kristen Paige-Madonia will speak at the next installment of the Friends of the Key West Library lecture series, 6 p.m. Monday at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Paige-Madonia's 2010 novel "Fingerprints of You" is nominated for the American Library Association's Best Fiction for Young Adults Award, and has drawn high praise from Key West-based writer Judy Blume. Paige-Madonia also won the 2010 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Prize.

She teaches creative writing in her hometown of Charlottesville, Va., and is working on her second novel.

The weekly lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, go to