Sunday, February 10, 2013
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KEY WEST

Cafe offers cooking classes

Help Yourself Cafe is offering classes on raw food preparation, gluten and wheat-free cooking, and information about candida.

The classes are at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 26 at the market, 829 Fleming St., and cost $25. Each class includes tastings and a recipe booklet to take home.

Help Yourself is an organic cafe and juice bar founded by Charlie Wilson in 2008. Wilson expanded to an organic retail and produce market in 2012, and is also a wholesale distributor of organic goods in the Florida Keys. To sign up for a class, stop by the cafe, call 305-296-7766 or visit www.helpyourselfcafe.com/classes.aspx.

BIG PINE KEY

Historical re-enactment

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Bahia Honda State Park will host a re-enactment of the history of the Over-Sea Railroad at 11 a.m. Feb. 22. The park is at 36850 Overseas Highway.

Visitors will see "Mr. Henry Flagler" on the "first train" to Key West, as well as other "travelers" from the era, and learn about their unique experiences. Bring chairs and meet on the Gulf side of the Old Bahia Honda Bridge at the train car stage.

For more information, call the Nature Center at 305-872-9807. For more information on Florida State Parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.

KEY WEST

Library hosts comet lecture

Aerospace engineer Lawrence Halstead will present a lecture about comets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Key West library, 700 Fleming St. The program is free and open to the public.

This year, according to Halstead, skywatchers will be able to see two, and possibly three, visible comets, beginning in March. He will talk about what comets are, where they come from, how they travel, why they have tails and more.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Halstead is a licensed, professional aerospace engineer who recently retired from Williams International. He now lives in Key West part of the year.