Donate food, receive a coupon
In his iconic song "Imagine," John Lennon asked people to picture a world free from hunger. The message lives on today through the global "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign.
Hard Rock Cafe Key West and Winn Dixie grocery store will host the Rock Out Hunger Food Drive Dec. 8 and 15. Shoppers at Key West's Winn Dixie may purchase a pre-packaged bag of foods containing a non perishable meal. In exchange for their donations, shoppers will receive a coupon for Hard Rock Café Key West.
Food collected on these days will remain local and directly benefit The Florida Keys Outreach Coalition's Loaves & Fish Food Pantry and the residents of Samuel's House women's shelter. Call 305-294-0304 or 305-296-0240 for more information.
Raschein named to five committees
State Rep. Holly Raschein, whose district includes the Florida Keys, will serve on five House committees and subcommittees for the upcoming 2013 legislative session in Tallahassee.
House Speaker Will Weatherford last week announced Raschein's appointment to the Agricultural and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, the Economic Affairs Committee, the Veterans and Military Affairs Subcommittee, the Transportation and Highway Safety Subcommittee, and the Local and Federal Affairs Committee.
Committees and subcommittees will meet next week in Tallahassee to begin discussing proposed legislation.
Erin Muir will serve as Raschein's legislative assistant and Kate DeFoor will be returning to the Keys to serve as district executive secretary. The district office will be located in the Damron Building, Suite 10 at Mile Marker 99 in Key Largo and is expected to be open next week.
Free plant clinics
Get help with your plants from Monroe County master gardeners at free clinics this month.
Key West: 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St., Suite 2-260
Key Largo: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Dec. 19 at the Government Center, Mile Marker 102, Suite 244.
The following will all take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 15: Big Pine Academy, Mile Marker 27.5; Marathon Garden Club, Mile Marker 50; Islamorada library, Mile Marker 81.5.
For more information, call 305-292-4501 or visit monroe.ifas.ufl.edu.