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Nothing throws a wrench in a perfect vacation like an illness in the family– do your part to avoid this unhappy circumstance by stopping by the Monroe County Health Department’s walk-in vaccination clinic today to get your Tdap vaccination.
The department holds walk-in Tdap vaccination clinics between 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and between 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Vaccinations are given at the Gato Building, located at 1100 Simonton St., Key West. (While the clinic is a walk-in clinic, specific appointments may be scheduled by calling 305-809-5603.)
Vaccinations are given without cost, with recipients asked to bring an insurance card or proof of income if possible.
Protect your family and keep others safe by stopping by the clinic today!
Looking for something to do tonight in Key West? How about catching a one night only screening of the 80′s classic comedy “Back to School” starring Rodney Dangerfield? With supporting acts like Robert Downey Jr., Burt Young, and even a cameo by Kurt Vonnegut, this all star cast does a fantastic job of telling the story of a well-meaning business man who enrolls in college to encourage his young son.
As usual, this cheeky comedy is only playing for one night in one place: the Tropic Cinema theatre at 416 Eaton St., downtown Key West! Screening starts at 7:00pm; Get there early for good seats and maybe an extra slice of frozen key lime pie.
Ladies, rejoice! Key West’s annual festival for women is back with a schedule full of fabulous events that are sure to delight. This lesbian-friendly festival sees women from all over the world converge on our little island to kick back, relax and enjoy the party. With a wide variety of activities to satisfy any whim– including dance parties, water excursions, art exhibitions, theatre performances, live music, movie screenings and more– WomenFest offers a jam-packed roster of events that lesbians and their straight allies alike will enjoy.
For details, visit www.womenfest.com.
Key West’s favorite beer-centric festival is back with a passion! 2012 BrewFest begins today at 5 p.m. with a kickoff party at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, with proceeds to benefit the Key West Sunrise Rotary. Come enjoy drink specials, raffles, live music and more. When you’ve had enough of the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, head on over to The Porch, which is hosting a late night after-party starting at 9 p.m.
For directions and a full schedule of events, visit http://www.keywestbrewfest.com/
Head down to 1500 Reynolds St. today for the 24th annual Trade Show, where over forty local Key West businesses will show off their goods to visitors from 2:00 – 5:00pm.
Browse the booths and enjoy a slew of free samples as you learn about local businesses here in Key West. There’s even giveaways to enter!
Hosted by the Key West Chamber of Commerce, this event is a great way to load up on free swag while learning more about the various companies we have here on island.
For more information, call Kerry at 305-294-2587.
One of the most iconic films to come out of the 80′s is back in theatres for one night only! Grab your leg warmers, practice your dance moves and get ready for fun as Key West’s favorite independent movie theatre, The Tropic, screens Flashdance tonight at 7:00pm. Watch as Jennifer Beals welds steel by day and dances by night in a cult classic that will have you singing “What a Feeling” by the time the credits roll.
The Tropic Cinema is located at 416 Eaton Street in downtown Key West.
Kids of all ages will be happy to hear that the annual “KIDS SHOW” is back! Today, Saturday, August 25th, from 10AM to 3PM, kids and their parents are invited to stop by the Double Tree Grand Key resort by Hilton for a day of games & nonstop fun, as a hotel ballroom is transformed into a a large indoor playground! This fundraising event brings local businesses and community organizations together to offer offer games, magicians, clowns, dancers, educational displays and more– all in the comfort of an indoor, air-conditioned ballroom! It’s a wonderful way for families to relax and play, with proceeds to benefit a good cause.
Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children, with proceeds to benefits the Wesley House Family Services, a local charity with a huge presence and heart here in Key West.
For more information call 305-304-1026.
The Tropic Cinema’s Saturday Kid’s Movie Club is screening the 2005 animated favorite “Robots” tomorrow at 10:30am. Follow the lovable robot Rodney and his metal-headed cast of friends and family as they embark on adventures that will amuse children and parents alike.
With a groovy soundtrack and impressive animation, this is one flick you’ll be happy you didn’t miss. Head over to the Tropic Cinema (located at 416 Eaton St.) tomorrow morning and catch “Robots” at 10:30am.
Looking for something to do tonight? How about a carnival on the beach!
Head down to South Beach (located at the southernmost end of Duval St.) tonight between 5:00 and 8:00pm for a beach carnival to benefit Smart Ride 9, a charity dedicated to supporting those people & agencies who give support to those affected by HIV & AIDS.
Kids of all ages will enjoy games, raffles, rides and more! Bring the family and know that your fun goes towards funding a great and worthwhile cause. For more information call 305-292-5974, or 305-304-2759.
Key West has some truly fascinating museums to visit– we’ve lived here for years and we still haven’t seen them all! Which is why we’re so excited that this weekend South Florida’s National Public Radio affiliate, WLRN, and the Monroe County Tourist Development Council have come together to offer free or discounted admission to several local museums and sites. This is a great way to explore some of the best that Key West has to offer with as little impact to the wallet as possible. Most of the participating venues are kid-friendly and fun for the whole family, so pack a snack and get out there!
For three days only, residents and visitors can simply log onto www.wlrn.org and select the “Florida Keys and Key West Museum and Attractions Weekend” link, where they will be prompted to print out their voucher. Hurry– there’s a lot to see in just three days!
Participating venues here in Key West include the following: Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Art Center, Key West Garden Club at West Martello, Key West’s Oldest House Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House, Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters, Fort East Martello Museum.