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Calendar of Events for May, 2022

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Early Mapping of the Florida Keys by Brian Schmitt
Date: May 16 2022 Time: Monday 6:30 PM Free Presentation
Location: Island Community Church mm 83250 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada

Guest speaker, author and map researcher Brian Schmitt will show an audio-visual presentation on historical discoveries through maps of Florida and the Florida Keys dating back to the 16th century. He will tell how the Gulf Stream, geography and industry converged to shape the island chain. His map collection has grown over the past three decades which has now reached almost one thousand. Schmitt has lived in Marathon since he was a young child. He owns and operates Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate companies, is involved in many civic organizations and is co-author of “The Florida Keys: A History Through Maps”. Many of the maps are from his personal collection. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Barbara at 305-393-0940

Date: May 17 2022 Time: Tuesday - 7 PM
Location: Chart Room at Old Conch Harbor 90311 Old Hwy, Tavernier

Guests are invited to taste and learn about Florida Keys dining delights of yesteryear. The Matecumbe Historical Trust is hosting a “Historical Dinner” with Lobster Bisque, Conch Fritters, Shrimp cocktail salad, Fried Coconut Shrimp, Parmesan Mahi and Key Lime pie for dessert all created from traditional Florida Keys recipes. Includes one complimentary alcoholic beverage. Choice of wine from William Hill Estates Collection with Islamorada Brewery and Distillery providing beer or rum punch. Complimentary sodas, iced tea, and coffee. Dishes will celebrate the early residences’ ingenuity and creativity in utilizing the foods available to them before and after Henry Flagler’s railway enabled the transporting of products which made life -- in the kitchen and out -- a little easier. With each course, guests will learn about the history and ingredients of the dishes, making culinary history part of the enjoyable evening out. Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner starts at 7:00 pm. If you have seafood allergy, options are available but must be made in advance. $69.99 per person, includes tax and gratuity. Limited seating, Reservations must be made in advance. Call Barbara at 305-393-0940.

Memorial Day Service
Date: May 30 2022 Time: Monday, 9 AM
Location: Islamorada Hurricane Monument mm 81.5

Barbara Edgar, President of the Matecumbe Historical Trust will make the introductory welcome presentation. The ceremony will include the Invocation, Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, guest speaker State Representative, Jim Mooney and Village of Islamorada Vice Mayor, Henry Rosenthal will give a presentation. The laying of the memorial wreath sponsored by Centennial Bank, Taps, America the Beautiful and God Bless the USA sung by Country Western recording artist Dan Furmanik, followed by the benediction. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend in memory of those who gave their lives, giving us the freedoms we hold dear. For additional information, please contact Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940.

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