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Events in the Florida Keys for November, 2020
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October 20 to November 30,  in Key West
Second Annual Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden’s ‘Scarecrows in the Forest’
Stroll through the Garden and view scarecrow entries from local artists, nonprofit groups, and individual residents. Scarecrow creators are encouraged to use natural or recycled materials. Cash prizes will be awarded with 'Best in Show' chosen by garden visitors. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, on Stock Island.

November 06,  in Key West
13th Annual Florida Keys SPCA Spring Social LIVE
Their biggest event of the year to support the homeless animals of the Lower Keys is going VIRTUAL for 2020, with a special welcome by superstar singer and animal lover Josh Groban! Celebrate from home between 6 and 9 p.m. The online event promises an evening of fun and entertainment for a great cause, with local radio personality Rude Girl as MC, and featuring guest appearances by talent powerhouses such as Key West's journalist and comedian Gwen Filosa, comedian Stephanie Kaple, Bingo Queen QMitch, Fantasy Fest Queen Bernadette Restivo and a ‘celebrity’ lineup of adorable adoptable animals. Enjoy the infamous silent auction of 500+ items available to bid on and win online! All the same amazing items that are donated annually to this fun event can be yours! A live auction for luxury and must-have items during the streamed event is to be held as well.
Contact: (305) 294-4857
Email: [email protected]

November 10,  in Key Largo
Beyond the Lens: Discovering Sanctuaries Through Photography
Join the photographers behind the beautiful images of the forthcoming America’s Marine Sanctuaries: A Photographic Exploration, due out on October 20 from Smithsonian Books, for a unique, intimate look beyond the camera lens. Each session will feature an expert ocean photographer sharing their stories of getting the perfect shot, finding their inspiration, and answering your photography questions. The Nov. 10 event, from 7-8 p.m. (ET), features Key Largo’s own world-famous underwater photographer, Stephen Frink. Tickets are available online, $25 per person.

November 11,  in Key West
Virtual Happy Hour with the Historian
They said it couldn’t be done. Construction of the Overseas Railway was one of the largest engineering feats the world has ever seen, and it was accomplished by Henry Flagler in 1912. It connected Key West to mainland Florida for the first time, opening up the economy of the island, as well as the opportunity for its residents to quickly get luxury items from the United States, Europe and the Americas. The talk features a detailed look into the construction of the Overseas Railway, focusing on the grueling task of construction and the jubilation at its completion. Join Cori Convertito, Ph.D. for an informative event, from 4-5 p.m. Pre-register online for viewing instructions.

November 11,  in Marathon
Dolphin Research Center Salutes Veterans and Military with Free Admission
To salute the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, Dolphin Research Center (DRC) is offering free admission to veterans, current military service personnel and their accompanying spouses and children in honor of Veterans Day. Personnel only need to show their military identification cards or other proof of military service when they arrive at the nonprofit facility, open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at mile marker 59 Overseas Highway on Grassy Key.
Contact: 305-289-1121

November 12,  in Marathon
Sip and Shop
Kick off the holiday season with a free event to benefit the Marathon chapter of Business and Professional Women, and its adult scholarships programs. From 6-9 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott, located at 2146 Overseas Highway; shop among jewelry, clothing, health & beauty, home decor and more. Fashion show, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Masks are required, and social distancing etiquette will apply.
Contact: Jeanine 631-275-2161
Email: [email protected]

November 12 to November 14,  in Islamorada
Eighth Annual Cheeca Lodge All-American Backcountry Tournament
Anglers compete for prizes and trophies in this annual event targeting snook, redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit. The tournament salutes war heroes and proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation. This tournament was inspired by the 41st U.S. President George Bush and honors war heroes in the esteemed competition over Veteran’s Day weekend.

November 12,  in Key West
Charity Hydrobike Boat Races
Enter a team and join the fun at Pier House Resort and Spa beach, located at 1 Duval St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., live music and raffle prizes, lunch and cocktail specials! Proceeds to benefit local Keys charities.

November 12,  in Islamorada
Virtual Bay Jam 26 Free Online Experience
Presented by the not-for-profit Islamorada Community Entertainment (ICE), this annual event normally held at Founders Park in Islamorada has been rescheduled due to COVID-19, and is for the first time going virtual! Tune in to a musical jam from 8-9 p.m.(ET), for this unique fundraiser. Live musical performers representing Americana, blues, rock, funk and other genres are expected, for at-home audience entertainment.

November 14,  in Big Pine
Stock Island Art Stroll
From 11am to 5pm, stroll the Stock Island Arts District. Each location offers a variety of eclectic shops and working studios with multiple artists and disciplines from sculptures to woodworking, mosaics to screen printing, soaps to fabric art. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask when indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn't possible. Stay safe and have fun!

November 14,  in Islamorada
A Night for the Museum: Together From Home
Enjoy an entertaining virtual event that will engage a broad audience through unlimited free participation. Guests can celebrate the Keys History & Discovery Center from the comfort of home and enjoy a program featuring exciting special guest appearances and a live virtual auction. Register for this free, virtual event online. Keys History & Discovery Center is a world-class museum that preserves and shares the incredible history of our Upper Keys community and explores the unique ecology of the region.
Contact: 305-922-2237

November 18 to November 22,  in Key West
Key West Film Festival
Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature screenings and special events hosted at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the San Carlos Institute, Studios of Key West and Key West Theater. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories as well as social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers. Each venue will feature socially-distant seating and masks will be required throughout all screenings.
Contact: Brooke Christian (202) 841-9898

November 18,  in Islamorada
Immerse Yourself: I.CARE Restoring Islamorada's Reefs
Hosted by the History of Diving Museum, as part of its monthly free lecture series. Join Kylie Smith PhD, the Co-Founder and Project Manager for I.CARE as she explains the challenges coral reefs in Islamorada are facing, research being done and how to get involved with clean up dives, coral outplanting trips, and monitoring trips. Virtual presentation starts 7 p.m.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: [email protected]

November 20 to November 22,  in Islamorada
Robert James Sales Redbone Tournament
The Redbone is a respected Keys angling challenge that combines celebrities with other anglers to catch bonefish and redfish to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in the final event of the annual Redbone Trilogy tournament series.

November 27,  in Big Pine
Live from The Lawn: Mary Gauthier
Join The Perry Hotel Key West for an exclusive concert on the new Barrel House event lawn featuring award-winning songwriter Mary Gauthier. This intimate performance will be limited to 100 guests - please reserve chair or blanket space on the lawn for up to 4 guests. In the interest of social distancing, reservations are required and tickets must be purchased in advance. Performance starts at 8 p.m.

November 27 to November 30,  in Key West
NEW DATES: Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Every year visitors join Florida Keys residents for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, a quirky event honoring the birth of the republic and its place in Keys history. The republic was founded in April 1982 to protest the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint that stopped traffic at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, the only road in and out of the Keys.

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