Alcohol booths benefit charities
Alcohol vending booths at Fantasy Fest offer fundraising opportunities for local nonprofits.
Fantasy Fest organizers allocate alcohol sales vending booths through a lottery system.
Ten booth spaces, five for the Friday street fair on Oct. 25, and five for Saturday during the costume promenade and Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade on Oct. 26 will be available to not-for-profits.
To be considered for one of the highly desirable vendor spaces, representatives must attend the Liquor Lottery and sponsor product information meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Dante's on Caroline Street. Applicants must bring their organization's 501c(3) paperwork to be eligible. For booth locations, pricing details and application information, please call the street fair coordinator at 305-296-1817.
Lodging lunch features tourism study
The Lodging Association of the Florida Keys & Key West will welcome Jessica Bennett from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council to its Sept. 27 luncheon at the Marriott Beachside Resort. Bennett is director of market research for the TDC, which recently embarked on a branding study to find what is the perceived brand identity for each of the Keys' five districts.
The presentation will focus on the Key West portion of the study. What do travelers think of Key West? What brand message does its advertisements convey? Is it persuasive? What do travelers most want and how does Key West match up to their needs?
Reservations are needed by Sept. 24. The cost is $30 per person, no shows and after deadline cancellations will be billed.
Ladies learn to fish in November
Women can learn to become anglers or polish existing angling skills at the Florida Keys "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" girls' getaway, an award-winning weekend university set for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 15-17.
During the program's nearly 20-year history, more than 7,000 women have gained confidence on the water as they apply learned fishing skills in offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing.
Islamorada, widely renowned as the sportfishing capital of the world, serves as the immersion seminar's setting. Participants gain proficiency in marine and habitat conservation, releasing, knot tying, bait rigging, spin and net casting, boat and trailer handling, stand-up fish fighting techniques, gaffing, removing hooks and filleting the catch.
For event locations, schedules and accommodation information, visit ladiesletsgofishing.com, email email@example.com or call Betty Bauman at 954-475-9068.