League of Women recognized
The newly convened Lower Keys chapter of the League of Women Voters has received word of its official status as a unit of the Florida LWV, President Joan Wallin announced this week.
Wallin was elected at the group's organizational meeting Feb. 9. Other founding officers are: Vice President Joy Brown Taylor, Treasurer Sandra Bergin and Secretary Diane Johnson. Jane Newhagen chairs the membership committee; Constance Gilbert is spokeswoman; and Linda Grist Cunningham is a member-at-large.
The group will hold a second climate-change forum, this one on sea level rise, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Eco-Discovery Center on Truman Waterfront. It's free and open to the public. For more information, call 305-872-0365.
Environment forum March 14
The first "Future Forum on the Environment," is set for 5:30 p.m. March 14 at the Eco-Discovery Center, 33 E Quay Road.
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys, the forum is part of a series that started in December with a communitywide discussion about the arts.
Panelists include Sean Morton, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; Alison Higgins, the city's sustainability coordinator; Chris Belland, CEO of Historic Tours of America; Edward Russo, an environmental consultant; and Rhonda Haag, the county's sustainability program manager.
Admission is free but the organizer askpeople to register. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Mass held at St. Mary
Archbishop of Miami, Most Rev. Thomas G. Wenski, will celebrate the sixth annual Monroe County Red Mass at noon Friday at The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea. All are welcome.
The Red Mass, a Catholic Church tradition dating back to the 13th century, recognizes the judiciary and all who assist them. In Washington, D.C., the members of the Supreme Court join the president and members of Congress in the celebration at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
In the Key West version, a lunch will follow in the adjacent Garden Room; RSVP at 305-294-1018.