Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Keys Coalition urges all people of faith to join in prayer at noon today for the victims and survivors of sex trafficking, in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan. 11.
It's part of an effort by Weekend of Prayer, a coalition of anti-trafficking groups nationwide.
The public is also invited to join a service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1311 Fifth St., where pastors and laymen will pray for the protection of Monroe County children not only from sex trafficking, but also from violence.
Co-chair of Keys Coalition the Rev. Jonathan Carey said it is intolerable that slavery still exists in this century, almost 150 years after it was outlawed by the 13th Amendment. "The church must assume leadership in fighting this evil, just as it did in the 19th century," Carey said. For more information, go to www.weekendofprayer.net.
Harlem Quartet plays Sunday
The Harlem Quartet will play at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Church, 401 Duval St. The internationally known foursome will start with Mozart's "String Quartet No. 15," followed by compositions by jazz legends like Chick Corea and Billy Strayhorn.
Each of the performers has solo careers, but have traveled together worldwide, from New York to South Africa, where they performed last May under the U.S. State Department.
Since debuting in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has also collaborated with musicians including violinist Itzhak Perlman, jazz greats Corea and Gary Burton, as well as pianist Misha Dichter. Tickets are $20 and available at www.keystix.com.
The Key West Garden Club will host the forum "Gardening in Small Spaces " from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.
Dayle Westover, owner of Your Gifted Gardener in Naples, Fla., will be the presenter. She's a master gardener who specializes in container and small-space gardening. Westover has designed plantings for containers, hanging baskets and small in-ground gardens for many Naples businesses, restaurants and private homes. Topics will include: types of containers, soil preparation, plant combinations and fertilizer use. For more information, call 305-294-3210.