Talk today on women's rights
The Upper Keys Century Business & Professional Women today join the League of Women Voters and National Organization for Women to celebrate Women's Equity Day and the anniversary of women getting the Right to Vote.
A panel discussion featuring Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Joyce Griffin, state Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, and other guests is set for noon today at the Key Largo Holiday Inn, Mile Marker 99.6, oceanside. The public is welcome. Topics will include changes in the election process, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the passage of the 19th Amendment. Lunch is $20 for BPW, LWV and NOW members; $25 for others. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. RSVP at 305-853-0907, 305-393-4643 or 305-587-1085.
Fight for royalty begins
Candidates for the king and queen of Fantasy Fest 2013 will be presented 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Southernmost House, 1400 Duval St.
It's free, and appetizers and a cash bar will be offered.
This season's campaign theme is "Out of This World & Out of Our Minds."
Whoever raises the most money for AIDS Help over the next eight weeks will win. They will hold events such as brunches, lunches, dinners, raffles, bead sales and more. Winners will be crowned Oct. 18 at the Royal Coronation Ball, to be held at Southernmost Beach Café.
Pickleballers to organize
Pickleball aficionados will meet to talk about organizing at 3 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room of La Brisa, 1901 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Some players want to form a nonprofit in order to work with the county as it renovates Higgs Beach. The official plan includes adding two dedicated pickleball courts at the east end of the park, across the street from the Casa Marina Resort. Official paperwork must be filed, a board of directors chosen and bylaws written.
"Come out and try it on Saturday morning before that afternoon's meeting," says David Lybrand of the game. Visit Key West Pickleball on Facebook for more information, or call 305-292-2682.