Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday in The Keys - Sugarloaf to Bahama Village

Just home from a lovely late afternoon concert at the Oldest House. The free event is an annual fundraiser for the Bahama Village Music Program, an amazing community organization that provides free musical instruction to kids in Key West from 6 – to 16 years old.

A great line up of local musicians donated their time and wonderful stage presence to fill the afternoon the gardens of the Key West's Oldest House with music.

The Oldest House Museum (322 Duval is one of Key West's best attractions ... it's open every day except Sunday and Wednesday free of charge. There are guided tours by docents or self guided tours.


Among the local musicians were Adrienne, Bubba Low Notes, Chief Billy, Gary Hempsey, The Muse Gurus (Larry Baeder and, Dora Gholson and Francois G). A silent auction and raffles raised funds for the program.

Gary Hempsey
The Muse Gurus

More Photos from the Bahama Village Fundraiser.

I drove up to Sugarloaf earlier to help out at the GLEE table for EcoWeek. I am helping get the word out about the new recycle bins for Monroe County Parks. GLEE has gotten permission to place recycle bins in all County parks. They’ve identified 250 spots for bins to be placed alongside regular trash cans.

To fund the cost of the bins, GLEE is seeking businesses to sponsor them. Each bin costs $200 and the business can put their logo on two sides. What a great way for local, green minded businesses to support a great cause and build their brand and image in the community.

I stopped off along the way and took some shots of the water around the Saddlebunch Keys … my favorite seascape along the Overseas Highway:

More Photos of the Saddlebunch Keys.