Eyster talk on Fishing Club
Irving Eyster, historian and archaeologist, will talk about The Long Key Fishing Club at the Matecumbe Historical Trust's monthly lecture, 6:30 p.m. July 29 at Island Community Church, Mile Marker 83.
He will present a slide show revealing the many celebrities who enjoyed fishing there, including Zane Grey, President Herbert Hoover, Ted Williams, President Franklin Roosevelt and Del Layton. Also seen will be images of building the railway, damage from the 1935 Hurricane, the Works Progress Administration camp in Lower Matecumbe, the building of the highway and Craig Key. It's free and open to the public. For more information, call Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.
Fitness classes for seniors offered
The Enhance Fitness Program for Monroe County seniors is offered throughout the summer and fall. It's a researched, evidence-based program that incorporates balance, coordination, and flexibility exercises as well as cardio and weight training. Classes are held three days a week and cost $35 per month.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday classes are held at: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Key Largo Civic Club, Ocean Bay Drive; 8 to 9 a.m., Key Colony Beach City Hall, and at Founders Park, Mile Marker 87; 9 to 10 a.m., Big Pine United Methodist Church.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes are held at: 9:10 to 10:10 a.m., Pirate Wellness Center, Mile Marker 21.4; 10 to 11 a.m., Key West Senior Citizen Plaza, 1400 Kennedy Drive. For more information, call 305-743-7111, ext. 204.
Lions Club offers dog park
The Key Largo Lions Club offers a half-acre, fenced dog park behind its building. It comprises open space and a wooded area. It's for members only; yearly Lions Club membership is $60, and it's $60 more to use the dog park.
"We need to generate money to pay for the park improvements," said President Chris Sante. Water stations, benches and chairs and other planned amenities are estimated to cost about $3,500.
The group is also looking into fundraising efforts. Laura, a Lion Club member, will be offering classes for the dogs and owners. "This is something for the community's pet owners and I hope folks show immediate interest," Sante said of the park.
For more information, call 305-522-6598.