Latin arts event: Nov. 9-10
Mayor Craig Cates on Wednesday will proclaim Sunday, Nov. 10 as "Dia de la Tradicion," in honor of the 2nd annual Latin Arts Festival set for that weekend.
The Day of Tradition marks the birthdate of Argentina's famous poet Jose Hernandez, who wrote the 1872 epic poem "Martin Fierro."
This year it also coincides with the Latin Arts Festival set for Nov. 9-10 at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval St., which features concerts, an Argentine drum workshop and an entire day devoted to the tango partner dance. Tickets are available at keystix.com. A complete weekend schedule is available at www.valnchzproductions.com.
Parade applications due
Naval Air Station Key West's Veterans Day parade organizers are taking applications for participants in the event, set for 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in the city's downtown.
The Navy will take applications until 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
The parade will travel down Duval Street and everyone is welcome to attend.
Those wishing to participate may register or get more information by contacting Senior Chief Petty Officer David Iverson at 904- 294-1903 or by email at email@example.com or Chief Petty Officer James Prosser at 757-692-0962 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TDC re-elects Chairwoman Irwin
Rita Irwin, CEO of the Dolphin Research Center, has been re-elected chair of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, the volunteer board that administers tourism marketing for the Florida Keys.
Irwin, who has led the TDC for the past five years, was unanimously chosen during last week's TDC meeting at the Islander Resort. Jim Bernardin, who owns the Pines & Palms Resort in Islamorada, was chosen as vice chairman.
George Fernandez, executive vice president and co-founder of the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, was elected treasurer. Julia Fondreist, CEO of Historic Key West Inns, and Key West Mayor Craig Cates are co-treasurers.
The TDC's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30