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    The Wicker Guesthouse

    Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
    The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys

    Events in The Florida Keys for September, 2014
    Year: Month: 
    April 06 to November 30,  in Key West
    Key West Fishing Tournament
    More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
    Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris 305-295-6601
    Email: kwft@comcast.net

    May 16 to September 30,  in Key West
    Custom House Museum presents: Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism
    The Florida Keys have historically been an alluring travel destination for travelers around the world. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, tourism in Key West was the lynchpin in warding off bankruptcy. This exhibit will explore the history of tourism in the Florida Keys from the 1920s until the 1980s while focusing specifically on transportation, accommodation, travel brochures and postcards. Exhibit runs through September.
    Contact: 305-295-6616


    June 01 to September 30,  in Key West
    Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Will Fernandez
    For longer than a decade, Will Fernandez has been one of Key West's most enchanting artists. He paints and sculpts almost entirely from memory and makes his works quite humorous and whimsical. In this exhibition, he displays a number of his impressionistic-style paintings, as well as a selection of his distinctive sculptures in stone, wood, clay and more. Custom House Museum is located at 281 Front Street, and open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Contact: 305-295-6616


    September 23 to September 28,  in Florida Keys
    Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival
    The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an opening reception, dinner, presentations, Keys-wide field trips focusing on education and conservation as they relate to Keys birds and wildlife, nature photography, hikes, kayak excursions and a family-fun environmental fair.
    Contact: Kristie Killam 305-872-0774
    Email: kristie_killam@fws.gov

    September 26 to September 28,  in Key Largo
    14th Annual Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
    For philanthropic anglers, this popular annual gathering proffers an important fundraising opportunity while fishing trout, snook and redfish. Proceeds benefit both local Rotary Club of Key Largo scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program for children in seventh through 12th grades. Trophies for first through third place are to be awarded anglers in adult and pro divisions, as well as first-place snook, trout and redfish prizes for juniors age 17 and under.
    Contact: Mike Shipley 305-304-0421
    Email: mike@islandbayresort.com; host@islandbayresort.com

    September 26 to September 27,  in Islamorada
    Conch Scramble "On the Water" Charity Golf Tournament
    Join an on-the-water wacky charity golf tournament that brings together four-person teams to enjoy a game of nine holes by boat, to "drive" biodegradable golf balls toward floating greens - without any sand traps. A kick-off party and team registration is to be held Friday, Sept. 26; golf tourney is Saturday, Sept. 27. A live or silent auction as well as a 50/50 cash raffle also are planned. Teams tee off Saturday with shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit local Keys charities.
    Contact: Chris Trentine 305-481-5857
    Email: conchscramble@yahoo.com

    September 27,  in Key West
    FREE Admission to Dry Tortugas National Parks
    Visitors planning a special end-of-summer trip can explore Dry Tortugas National Park free, in honor of National Public Lands Day. At Dry Tortugas National Park, a variety of remarkable experiences await visitors who venture out to this remote national park, including camping, snorkeling, bird watching, fishing, or just enjoying a view from the top of massive Fort Jefferson-- you quickly realize how magical this place can be. Ferries will waive park entrance fees of $5 on September 27. (Ferries run to the park from Key West.)
    Contact: Ferry 800-634-0939; 305-294-7009


    September 28,  in Key West
    Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
    Bring the family and come visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a steer, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge and donations are appreciated. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Open the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
    Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


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    Wicker Guesthouse an Island Bed & Breakfast
    913 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040
    Phone: (305) 296-4275
    Toll Free: (800) 880-4275
    Fax: (305) 294-7240
    E-Mail: info@wickerguesthouse.com