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events-icon.jpgFebruary + March 2017

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Ongoing Events


SELF-GUIDED TOURS

St. George Village Botanical Garden Guide yourself for the price of admission; with 24-hour notice, groups of 6 & up can tour with a guide. $15 pp. www.sgvbg.org, 340-692-2874

SUNDAYS, 9-10AM

SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay Beach Resort A yoga basics class on a paddleboard! $25. pp, 340-643-5824

FIRST SUNDAYS, 5:30PM

Jazz Vespers St. Croix Reformed Church Feast your ears on local jazz; service features music with prayer. (340) 778-0520, www.stcroixreformed.org

MONDAY-SATURDAYS, 10AM-4PM

Self-Guided Farm Tour Ridge to Reef Farm Tour one of the USVI's only certified organic farms. Gardens in a lush peaceful setting. $10. Pp, (340) 220-0466, ridge2reef.org

MONDAYS, 6-9PM

Caribbean Night Dinner Show The Palms at Pelican Cove A traditional West Indian buffet; Mocko Jumbies, live music, fire dancers. Buffet, 6-8 pm. Reservations: (340) 718-8920, www.palmspelicancove.com

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 11AM-3:30PM

Bridge Games The Palms at Pelican Cove Open to the public; full range of ability levels. Casual players welcome! (340) 718-8920, www.palmspelicancove.com

TUESDAYS, 12:30PM

Meditation in the Garden St. George Village Botanical Garden Local leaders and healers lead guided meditation in the pavilion. Donations accepted. (340) 692-2874, www.sgvbg.org

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 AM-11 AM

Nursery Open St. George Village Botanical Garden Shop here for beautiful tropical plants! (340) 692-2874, www.sgvbg.org

THIRD TUESDAYS, 6PM

Book Discussion Group Undercover Books Check the bookstore website for which book is up for discussion; add your 2 cents! (340) 719-1567, www.undercoverbooks.com

WEDNESDAYS, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Women & Friends in the Courtyard Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Women gather and create--jewelry, painting, collage. Free to CMCArts members, or a $20. donation suggested. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

WEDNESDAYS, 5PM

Crab Races Divi Carina Bay Resort The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! (340) 773-9700

WEDNESDAYS, 7PM-UNTIL

Trivia Night The Palms at Pelican Cove Test your knowledge at this fun evening event. (340) 718-8920, www.palmspelicancove.com

THURSDAYS, 6PM

Disco Bingo Deep End Bar & Restaurant Revelry at the bingo table! The DJ plays disco between games; you go wild! Reservations: (340) 718-7071, www.newdeepend.com

THURSDAYS, 6PM BUFFET ENTERTAINMENT, 8PM

Caribbean Beach BBQ Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino Traditional Caribbean Beach BBQ; steel pans, Mocko Jumbies, cultural dancers. $35., $19. children 12 and under. Reservations: (340) 773-9700x732

2ND THURSDAYS, 5:30-8PM

Happy Hour Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts A community social gathering--artists from the museum, music, appetizers, cash bar. Free to CMCArts members, or a $5. donation suggested. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

FRIDAYS 5:30PM

Crab Races Deep End Bar & Restaurant The hermit crabs crawl; you cheer them on! (340) 718-7071

SATURDAYS, 9-10AM

Standup Paddleboard Fitness East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay Beach Resort Improve paddle skills, technique & speed in the water, followed by beach exercises & stretching on the boards. (340) 643-5824, www.kitestcroix.com

SATURDAYS, 9AM

Qigong/ Meditation The Palms at Pelican Cove Practice qigong in the Palm Coconut Grove with Peter Stewart. $12. pp, (340) 719-7564

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February 2017 Events


FEBRUARY 2, 5-8PM

Art Show Opening Art @ Top Hat Gallery "Remembrance" features well-known St. Croix artists El'Roy Simmonds, Roy Lawaetz and Trudi Gilliam. Through February (Tues-Fri, 11am-4pm). (340) 513-3558, www.artattophat.com

FEBRUARY 3, 5-8 PM

Phyllis Charles - Art Show Opening STUDIO WALSH "Caribbean Roots," runs through March, Thurs-Sat, 10am - 4pm, or by appointment. Walsh Metal Works, Peter's Rest, 340-773-8169, Facebook

FEBRUARY 3

"Succulents as Bonsai," Exhibit Opening St. George Village Botanical Garden Info: 340-692-2874, infoatthegarden@gmail.com, www.sgvbg.org

FEBRUARY 4, 6PM

Annual Gala Auction & Dinner Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino A benefit for St. Mary's Catholic School--great food, fabulous auction items, great cause! $75. pp, Reservations: (340) 773-0117

FEBRUARY 6 & 20, 8:35 AM

Frederiksted Historical Walking Tour Freedom Statue across from the Pier CHANT (Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism) leads you back in time. See Danish and African architectural influences, learn about historic events, houses and families from 1700s. 340-277-4834, www.chantvi.org

FEBRUARY 8, 15, 22, 9:30AM

Annual House Tours Tour some of our island's most exquisite homes. A benefit for St. Croix Landmarks Society. (340) 772-0598, www.stcroixlandmarks.com

FEBRUARY 7, 6-9PM

Charity Event & Auction Palms at Pelican Cove Support "Hearts for the Homeless--Care-of-the-Kids;" a dessert buffet, coffee bar, live music and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Lighthouse Mission. (340) 773-3551, www.lighthouseusvi.org, Facebook

FEBRUARY 9, 5-8PM

Art Exhibit--"Lucien Downes & New Blood" Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Lucien Downes leads a lineup of emerging artists and 'big name' VI artists! Through March 10. Sponsored by Senator Nellie O'Reilly. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

FEBRUARY 9, 5:30-6:30PM

National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The Friends of the St. Croix, USVI, National Parks holds monthly lectures on current research at St. Croix's three National Parks. Fort parking lot open till 7pm. (340) 773-1460, www.stxparkfriends.org, Facebook

FEBRUARY 10, 6-10PM

Valentines Jump Up Downtown Christiansted A beloved quarterly event! Local bands, street vendors, Mocko Jumbies. Sponsored by Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association. (843) 754-8595, Facebook.

FEBRUARY 10, 7-9:30PM

Gardens by Moonlight St. George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director, Dewey Hollister, leads this tour. Live music & fire dancers. $25. members, $40. non-members. Reservations: (340) 692-2874, infoatthegarden@gmail.com, www.sgvbg.org

FEBRUARY 10,11, 7:30PM

Candlelight Concert Series Estate Whim Museum The St. Croix Landmarks Society invites you to classical performances by world-class musicians in a unique & romantic setting. Reservations: (340) 772-0598, www.stcroixlandmarks.com

FEBRUARY 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 8PM; FEBRUARY 19, 4PM

Winter Musical--"Into the Woods" Caribbean Community Theater A Stephen Sondheim fairy tale directed by Ruby Des Jardin. Music direction, Patrick Baron. (340) 778-1983, (340) 718-4229. Purchase tickets online at www.cct.vi

FEBRUARY 11, 6AM

31st Annual Toast-to-the-Captain Race An 8.3 mile race, in honor of Teddy Seymour--the first black man to sail around the world alone! (340) 643-2557, www.virginislandspace.org

FEBRUARY 14, 1PM

Krewe de Barkus Dog Parade Christiansted Boardwalk Krewe de Croix hosts a parade of decked-out canines, "Going on Safari!" Register: 12 noon ($10 per dog). Benefits the Animal Welfare Center. (817) 908-3912, (828) 447-3986, Facebook.

FEBRUARY 16, 5-8PM

Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries and shops show the works of artists and jewelry makers. Stay for dinner; this event is a favorite of visitors and locals! Facebook.

FEBRUARY 16, 5-8PM

Art Exhibition Henle Studio Featuring new giclée reproduction paintings by Maria Henle, original paintings, photographs and books by local & international artists, including new work by Jack Anglin. Open daily. (340) 718-0372, www.henlegallery.com

FEBRUARY 17, 18 , 19 , 20, 9AM

Agrifest 2017 Agricultural Fairgrounds 46th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair--livestock, donkey cart rides, local produce, plants, chatty farmers, local foods, drinks, 'Farmer of the Year.' Biggest in the Caribbean! (340) 778-0997x 228, www.viagrifest.org

FEBRUARY 17, 6-8 PM

Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Bring a beach chair or blanket and catch the hip sounds of local and international jazz artists. Food & drinks available. Free

FEBRUARY 19

Ag Fair Inter-Island Drag Races St. Croix Motorsports Complex Watch the fastest street and turbo vehicles in the USVI compete for top honors! Ramon: (610) 986-2069, cdra16@gmail.com, Facebook

FEBRUARY 24, 5:30-7:30 PM

Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of Christiansted harbor! Brings chairs, blankets, coolers. Presented by the Friends of the St. Croix, USVI, National Parks and Community Music, Inc. Free! (340) 277-3914, www.stxparkfriends.org, Facebook

FEBRUARY 25, 12 NOON

Annual Mardi Croix Parade North Shore Revelry takes over the North Shore Road for a Crucian Mardi Gras--costumes, food, music, parade, after-party at Above the Cliff! Registration: 10 am; awards, 6 pm. (817) 908-3912, (828) 447-3986, Facebook.

FEBRUARY 25, 3:30-5:30PM

Point Udall to Isaacs Bay Hike Guide, Jennifer Valiulis, talks about the area's natural history. Sturdy shoes, hat, water, sunscreen advised. Free for St. Croix Environmental Association members and kids, $10. for others. Registration: (340) 773-1980, www.stxenvironmental.org

FEBRUARY 25, 26

Dominican Republic Independence Day Celebration Canegata Ball Park A 2-day celebration with a village, parade, music, food & dancing! olilly75@yahoo.com

FEBRUARY 25, 7 PM

Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie, but please pack up trash afterwards. See what's playing: Facebook/St. Croix Movies at the Fort

FEBRUARY 26

Mount Victory Trails Hike Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Carmen & Matt Corradino lead a hike around Estate Mount Victory--ruins, scenic ridges, ending with a tour of the eco-lodge. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org, St. Croix Hiking Association.

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March 2017 Events


MARCH 1, 9:30 AM

Annual House Tours Tour some of St. Croix's most exquisite homes. A benefit for St. Croix Landmarks Society. (340) 772-0598, www.stcroixlandmarks.com

MARCH 2, 5-8 PM

Multi-Artist Exhibit Reception Art @ Top Hat Gallery Collaborative exhibit, "Memories," celebrates the VI Transfer Day Centennial. Through March (Tues-Fri, 11am-4pm). (340) 513-3558, www.artattophat.com

MARCH 2 - 31

Mike Walsh - Open Studio STUDIO WALSH Join us for a studio and shop tour or bring your lunch and enjoy some quiet time with sculpture. Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10am - 4pm all month. Walsh Metal Works building, Peter's Rest. (340) 773-8169

MARCH 3, 5:30 PM

Rock the Boat: Annual Roseway Gala Ha'Penny Club A 'dress-up' fundraiser to benefit the National Historic Landmark Schooner Roseway and its educational programs for kids. (340) 626-7877, www.worldoceanschool.org

MARCH 4, 10 AM-3 PM

Limpricht Park Vintage & Collectibles Fair Christiansted Shop for treasures & edibles under the old shade trees; children's activities. Sponsored by Christiansted Community Alliance. (340) 513-2081, Facebook

MARCH 4, 6 PM

Crucian Fusion 'Traditional Gone Gourmet' Fort Frederik Museum Chef Ralph Motta and others celebrate Crucian Cuisine at this annual event; enjoy a taste of our culture! (340) 277-4834, www.chantvi.org

MARCH 6, 13, & 20, 8:35 AM

Frederiksted Historical Walking Tours Freedom Statue across from the Pier CHANT (Crucian Heritage and Nature Tourism) takes you back in time. See Danish & African architectural influences, hear about historic events, houses, and families from the 1700s. (340) 277-4834, www.chantvi.org

MARCH 9, 5:30-7:40 PM

National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The Friends of the St. Croix, USVI, National Parks holds monthly lectures on current research at St. Croix's three National Parks. Fort parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460, www.stxparkfriends.org

MARCH 10, 11, 7:30 PM

Candlelight Concert Series Estate Whim Museum The St. Croix Landmarks Society invites you to classical performances by world-class musicians in a unique & romantic setting. (340) 772-0598, www.stcroixlandmarks.com

MARCH 10, 6-9 PM

Opening Reception St. George Village Botanical Garden "Art in the Garden" opens Friday night and continues through the weekend with music and cocktails on Saturday evening. (340) 692-2874, infoatthegarden@gmail.com, www.sgvbg.org

MARCH 11, 8 PM

After-Dinner "Dessert Cabaret" Caribbean Community Theater A CCT fundraiser with songs, skits, silent auction, and raffle. (340) 778-1983, (340) 718-4229, www.cct.vi

MARCH 12, 7-9:30 PM

Gardens by Moonlight St. George Village Botanical Garden Executive Director Dewey Hollister leads this tour--live music & fire dancers! $25. members, $40. non-members. Reservations: (340) 692-2874, infoatthegarden@gmail.com, www.sgvbg.org

MARCH 15, 5:30-7 PM

Artists Guild of St. Croix Meeting Palms at Pelican Cove Monthly meeting & social. Become a member; bring a friend! (340) 719-2733, www.artistsguildstx.com, Facebook

MARCH 16, 5-8PM

Art Exhibition Henle Studio New giclée reproduction paintings by Maria Henle, original paintings, photographs, books by local and international artists, and new work by Jack Anglin. Open daily. (340) 718-0372, www.henlegallery.com

MARCH 16, 5-8PM

Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries and shops show the works of artists and jewelry makers. Stay for dinner; this event is a favorite of visitors and locals! Facebook.

MARCH 17, 6 AM

61st Annual UVI/ Queen Mary Highway 5K. Sunshine Mall Walkers & runners invited. Hosted by VI Pace Runners. (340) 693-2557, www.virginislandspace.org

MARCH 17, 5:30-8 PM

Art Exhibit Opening Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts A Centennial Transfer exhibit, "Invisable Heritage," features the works of top VI artists. Show runs through April. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

MARCH 17, 6-8 PM

Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted Bring a beach chair or blanket & catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Food & drinks available. Free!

MARCH 18, 11AM

St. Patrick's Day Parade Downtown Christiansted Put on your green--flaunt your Irish spirit! After the parade, the party continues! www.stpatricksdayparadestcroixvi.com (Info at press time)

MARCH 19

St. Croix Hiking Association Hike Mount Victory/Annaly Bay Naturalist, Olasee Davis, guides you on a hike to the remote Annaly Bay tide pools! (340) 772-2073

MARCH 19

Spring Fest 2017: Drag Races St. Croix Motorsports Complex The New Caribbean Drag Racing Association invites all cars & bikes! Ramon: (610) 986-2069 cdra16@gmail.com, Facebook.

MARCH 20, 9 AM

Equinox Tour East End Marine Park Headquarters An Interpretive Ranger leads the tour, talks about the birds of Southgate Pond and Green Cay Island, and the turtles that use the beach at Chenay Bay. Sunscreen and binoculars suggested. Sponsored by DPNR. (340) 718-3367, Facebook

MARCH 23, 24, 9 AM-3 PM

USVI Centennial Performances St. George Village Botanical Garden St. Croix Cultural Education students perform. (340) 692-2874, infoatthegarden@gmail.com, www.sgvbg.org

MARCH 24-25, 31, 8 PM

"The Art of Dining" Caribbean Community Theater A delightful comedy by award-winning playwright, Tina Howe, directed by Charles Jaquay. Show continues in April. (340) 778-1983, (340) 718-4229, www.cct.vi

MARCH 25, 6 PM-12 AM

"Vibrant Visions: Art with a Purpose" St. George Village Botanical Garden Women's Coalition of St. Croix features top VI artists at this Art Auction Fundraiser. Buy fine art and benefit a good cause. Reservations: 340-773-9272, info@wcstx.org

MARCH 25, 7 PM

Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie, but please pack up trash afterwards. See what's playing: Facebook/St. Croix Movies at the Fort

MARCH 26, 9AM-2PM

Melon Basket Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Learn the age-old skill of natural basket weaving. $25. Bring lunch. Register: 340-201-7983, or mountvictorycamp@gmail.com

MARCH 31, 8 AM-1 PM

Transfer Day Parade and Ceremony Christiansted Events commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Transfer Day, when the US purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark, MARCH, 1917. Story, Page 3. www.vitransfercentennial.org

MARCH 31 - JULY 31, 8 AM-4:30 PM

"Chaney--Stories from Migrant Fragments" Fort Christiansvaern The history of Chaney, shipped as ceramics from Europe to the Danish colonies and now surfacing after a hard rain, is explored through artifacts and artwork in a collaborative exhibit by St. Croix artist, LaVaughn Belle, and Danish graduate student of Sustainable Heritage Management, Gitte Westergaard. (340) 332-6236

MARCH 31, 5:30-7:30 PM

Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of Christiansted harbor! Brings chairs, blankets, coolers. Presented by the Friends of the St. Croix, USVI, National Parks and Community Music, Inc. Free! (340) 277-3914, www.stxparkfriends.org, Facebook


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