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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events for June, 2018

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June 11 2018 Time: Monday, 6:00 pm
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Hwy.
Reformed drug smugglers Jorge Cabrera and Ricou DeShaw will share their drug smuggling days of the 1970’s and 80’s. Listen to the stories of how they got started, how they brought the drugs in and distributed them. They tell stories of several of the loads and the problems they had getting them in without being noticed. The stories they share are not only interesting but at times hilarious. Drug Smuggling in the Florida Keys will be held on Monday, June 11th at 6:00 pm. The Matecumbe Historical Trust and the Islamorada Moose Lodge will host a Prime Rib dinner (includes tea or a soft drink, salad, and dessert. Cash Bar. $49.95 per person includes dinner, tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to 95 people. Call Barbara at 305-393-0940 for reservations or more information.

June 18 2018 Time: Monday, 6:30 pm
Island Community Church, mm 83
Rafael Penalver will give an overview of the history of Cuba and the Florida connection with special emphases on the role played by Key West and the Keys. Follow the history of the Island Nation and its impact on Florida from the Spanish exploration and colonial rule, the Spanish American war, the Cuban Republic, the Castro Revolution, Bay of Pigs, the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis. The Mariel Exodus, the Post-Soviet era and the influence of Florida’s Cuban-American community will be told by Rafael who came from Cuba as a young boy. He will share what the future might hold with the new leader of Cuba today. Rafael Penalver is president of Key West’s historic San Carlos Institute. Penalver, a native of Cuba, came to the United States in 1961. He graduated from the University of Miami Law School and practices law in Florida and Washington, DC. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

“29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours
June 23 2018 Time: Saturday 10:00 am
Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will continue the “29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours on the islands of Islamorada on Saturday, June 23rd starting at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing photos of the past as you see them as they are today. The tour begins at 10:00 and will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15.00 a person, children six and under are free. A staffed pop-up shop by MHT volunteers will provide information, ticket sales, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. For more information or reservations contact Barbara at 305-393-0940.

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