Monday, March 17, 2014
Mile Markers


Poetry contest deadline

Today is the deadline for entries into the Tennessee Williams Anniversary Celebration Poetry Contest, a 30-line or less poem referencing Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo."

The first place award is $250 second place is $125.

Winners will be announced at the March 26 reception at the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit at 513 Truman Ave. Poetry winners will be asked to read their winning poems at the reception. A $20 entry fee is required. Registration forms are available at or at 513 Truman Ave. For information, call Dennis Beaver at 305-842-1666.


Art challenge deadline approaches

Wednesday is the deadline to register for participation in the Tennessee Williams Anniversary Celebration's Artist Challenge, which takes place 9 a.m. to noon at the San Carlos Institute. The event will commemorate the 1955 premiere showing there of the movie version of Williams' "The Rose Tattoo."

The Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit is sponsoring the art contest, which is being coordinated by artist William Welch.

First prize will receive $250; $125 for second place. Entry fee is $20. There will be an awards ceremony and reception for the finished pieces with the artists present at 6 p.m. March 26 at 513 Truman Ave.

Artists who wish to participate should call Welch at 508-361-3117. For other information, please visit or call Dennis Beaver at 305-842-1666.


Cemetery Stroll Saturday

The last historic "stroll" of the Key West Cemetery this season is Saturday morning. Groups will depart for the 90-minute tours at 9:20, 9:40, and 10 a.m. Reservations are necessary, and can be made by calling 305-304-1453.

Among the 10 gravesites on the tour are those of the Navarro family, Piedad Ayala, Frank Booth, the Spottswood family, Dade Lodge, Los Martires de Cuba, and the U.S. Battleship Maine Memorial.

A donation of $10 (cash or check) per person to the Historic Florida Keys Foundation is requested.