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Caribbean Community Theatre
Caribbean NightRelay for Hope 2017

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Ongoing Events


DAILY

TOURS & GROUP WALKS

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

'LIFE AT THE FARM' TOURS

Ridge to Reef Farm This certified organic farm offers self-guided tours ($10) or group walks for 5-30 people ($25). Reserve at (340) 220-0466. www.ridge2reef.org.

DARLING PUPPIES & KITTIES

St. Croix Animal Welfare Center Beautiful kitties, cats, puppies & dogs available for rescue. Full service, low-cost veterinary clinic. Closed Mondays. (340) 778-1650, www.stcroixawc.org, Facebook

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

MONDAYS, 6-9PM

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

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 11AM-3:30PM

Bridge Games The Palms at Pelican Cove Casual players welcome! Full range of ability levels. Call Tom Shelley: (340) 773-6612.

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS, 9AM-NOON

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

TUESDAYS, 12:30PM

Meditation in the Garden St. George Village Botanical Garden Local healers lead you in the Pavilion. Donation. (340) 692-2874, www.sgvbg.org

3RD TUESDAYS, 6PM

Book Discussion Group Undercover Books Check www.undercoverbooksstcroix.com for what book is up next! (340) 719-1567

1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS, 11:30 AM-2PM

Women & Friends in the Courtyard Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Gather, communicate, create. Free to members or $20. donation. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

WEDNESDAYS, 5PM

Crab Races Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino 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, 6:00PM

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

THURSDAYS, 6PM BUFFET, ENTERTAINMENT 8PM

Caribbean Beach BBQ Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino Steel pans, Mocko Jumbies, Cultural Dances! Traditional Caribbean BBQ. $35pp, $19 children 12 & under. (340) 773-9700x732.

FRIDAYS 5:30PM

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

SATURDAYS, 9AM

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

SATURDAYS, 10AM-2PM

Watercolor Classes Art @ Top Hat Gallery Artist Marilyn May instructs. Info (340) 692-2787

SATURDAYS, 11 AM-NOON

Pan African Youth Drumming Classes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Ras Joe leads, rain or shine! $10pp. (340) 772-2622, www.cmcarts.org

3RD SATURDAYS, 10 AM

Orchid Education St. George Village Botanical Garden Local expert, Edna Hamilton, teaches you all about orchids! 340) 692-2874, www.sgvbg.org

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April 2017 Events


ALL MONTH

Chenay: Stories from Migrant Fragments Ft. Christiansvaern Gitte Westergaard (Denmark) and La Vaughn Belle (Virgin Islands) explore the history and heritage of colonial pottery in an interactive exhibition of art and artifacts. Info: (340) 332-6236.

ALL MONTH

"We are All Together" Art @ Top Hat Gallery Showcasing St. Croix's talented artists. Wed - Sat, 11am - 4pm. (340) 513-3558, www.artattophat.com

ALL MONTH

Rustico End-of-Season Sale La Grande Princess Rustico offers 25% off through May. (340) 718-7257

APRIL 1

18th Annual Dolphin Tournament The High Seas The Golden Hook Fishing Club invites you to 'Fish for a day, Brag for a year.' (340) 643-0555, www.fishstx.com

APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9AM

Standup Paddleboard Fitness East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay Improve paddle skills, technique & speed followed by beach exercises & board stretching. (340) 643-5824, www.kitestcroix.com

APRIL 1, 4-8PM

Exhibition: Musical Canvas Aqua Sounds Studios Celebrating our Transfer Day Centennial, artist Lucien Downes hosts an exhibit of 15 top VI musical artists over the past 100 years. (404) 437-4759

APRIL 1, 7, 8, 8 PM APRIL 2, 4PM

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

APRIL 5, 5:15-11PM

Taste of St. Croix: Taste of the Town Downtown Christiansted A scrumptious progressive dinner: Martini's, balter, Zion Modern Kitchen, Aqua Sounds Studio. $100. www.tasteofstcroix.com

APRIL 6, 6-9 PM

A Taste of St. Croix Divi Carina Bay Resort 50 restaurants, chefs, farmers & fishermen showcase their culinary skills and St. Croix's bounty. Sample dishes and taste wines from around the world! $95pp. Tickets: www.tasteofstcroix.com

APRIL 7, 5-8PM

John Jones Art Show Opening STUDIO WALSH See "Bronze Cowboys & Kallaloo." Runs through April, Thurs - Sat, 10am - 4pm. (340) 773-8169

APRIL 7, 5:30PM

Food & Wine Experience: Cork & Fork Dinner Hosted in a spectacular home, an intimate dinner by celebrity Chef George Reid from Anguilla, paired with wines by visiting vintners. $1000. (340) 773-9898, www.stxfoodandwine.com

APRIL 7, 6PM

Food and Wine Experience: Sunset BBQ Frederiksted Pier Expert chefs along with local culinary students for one of the hottest events; guests mingle, dine & dance. $50 adults, $25 children. (340) 773-9898, www.stxfoodandwine.com

APRIL 7, 8, 7:30PM

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

APRIL 8, 8:45AM-NOON

West is Best Bike Tour Frederiksted VI Bike & Trails leads this tour for the St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA). $50pp members, $60pp non-members, $30 kids over 8. Bike, helmet, & water incl. Register at (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org

APRIL 8, 9AM OR 11AM

Taste of St. Croix: Taste Buds Pearl B. Larsen School Children experience a hands-on cooking class with celebrity & local chefs. Different age groups. $35pp. Tickets, www.tasteofstcroix.com

APRIL 8, 6PM

Food and Wine Experience: Wine in the Warehouse Bohlke Int'l Airways Hangar Night Flights with Wines around the World. Sip, meet winemakers, enjoy small bites & music. $125pp. (340) 773-9898, www.stxfoodandwine.com

APRIL 8, 6:30PM

Animal Welfare Center Pledge Party The Buccaneer's Brass Parrot Graze on Chef Dave Kendrick's fabulous appetizers, sip wine & rum punch for a pledge. $45pp, $80 a couple; at the door, $50 pp, $90. (340) 626-8847, www.stcroixawc.org

APRIL 9

Estate Hermitage Hike North Shore The St. Croix Hiking Association leads this hike. Info posts 1 week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

APRIL 9, NOON

Taste of St. Croix: Cuisine on the Green Carambola Golf Course Golf in a 4-person scramble w/gourmet food & beverage tasting or grab a cart, cruise the course and taste away for 2 hours. Golfers $200pp, Tasters $75pp. Tickets www.tasteofstcroix.com

APRIL 10, 6PM

Community Passover Sedar B'nai Or Synagogue The St. Croix Jewish Community invites you to their Sedar Feast, marking the onset of Passover. Members $30pp, non-members $35pp. Reserve by Apr 3. Call Leslie Repp at (340) 513-1011.

APRIL 10, 6PM

Food and Wine Experience: Gourmet Vintner Dinner Ha' Penny Bay Beach Club Celebrity chefs create a 4-course menu paired with renowned wines with an auction. $250pp. (340) 773-9898, www.stxfoodandwine.com

APRIL 11, 18, 25

Pottery Classes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Make a clay basket with Sara Lee Hayes. Mornings, 10am - 12 noon; Evenings, 6 - 8pm. $100pp incl materials. Firing fees. Register: (340) 514-7508, www.cmcarts.com

APRIL 13, 5:30-6:30PM

National Park Service Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse Monthly lectures regarding current research at St. Croix's 3 National Parks. Fort parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460.

APRIL 13 & 27, 6PM

SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay A yoga basics class on a paddleboard! $25pp. (340) 643-5824, www.kitestcroix.com

APRIL 15, 6AM

Run to Your Library 5K Florence Williams Public Library Joining the national celebration of USA libraries, this race starts and ends at the Christiansted library. (340) 643-2557, www.virginislandspace.org

APRIL 15, 10AM-NOON

Free Snorkel Clinic Southgate Coastal Reserve Learn or advance your skills with St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA); children to adults. Gear provided. Sponsored by the Buccaneer Hotel EcoFund. Register at (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org

APRIL 19-23

25th Anniversary Tennis Classic Buccaneer Hotel Tennis Club Sign up for this match that benefits the Women's Coalition of St. Croix. $40pp for 1 event, $45pp for 2 events. Register (340) 712-2143

APRIL 19-23

VI Literary Festival & Book Fair Various Island Venues A series of social, historical, & educational events featuring local, regional, & international award-winning authors, editors & publishers! Facebook. www.vilitfest.com

APRIL 19, 5:30-7PM

Artists Guild of St. Croix Palms at Pelican Cove Monthly meeting & social. Become a member; bring a friend! Facebook. (404) 437-4759

APRIL 20, 5-8 PM

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

APRIL 20, 5-8PM

"Celebrating the Transfer Day Centennial" Henle Studio See early VI photos by Fritz Henle and works by Maria Henle, Tina Henle, and Jack Anglin. Open Daily. (340) 718-0372, www.HenleGallery.com

APRIL 21, 6-8PM

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

APRIL 21, 22, 23,28, 29, 7PM

"The Drowsy Chaperone Musical" Good Hope Country Day School A parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s, this play has won 5 Tony Awards and 7 Drama Desk Awards. (340) 778-1974

APRIL 20-21

Eco-Fair St. George Village Botanical Gardens Our lovely botanical garden celebrates the Earth! Info (340) 692-2874, www.sgvbg.org

APRIL 22, 9AM

The 2017 GAPOA Beach Cleanup Divi Resort Employee Parking Lot Get in the Earth Day spirit; help tidy our island's beaches! Bags & gloves provided. onaeaplert@hotmail.com

APRIL 23, 9AM-2PM

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Workshop Mount Victory Camp Enhance your knowledge and make your own tincture & salve! $30pp. Bring lunch. Register (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com

APRIL, 26-28, 9:30AM-1:30PM

39th Kitty Michael Int'l Invitational Women's Golf Golfers from 8 international teams compete for team & individual honors. Benefit for the Queen Louise Home for Children. (340) 778-5638

APRIL 28, 5:30-7:30PM

Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of Christiansted harbor! Bring chairs, blankets, coolers & friends. Presented by Community Music and the Friends of the St. Croix USVI National Parks. Free.

APRIL 29, 30

CLEAN Roadside Cleanup Islandwide Crucian Litter Elimination Action Now! Form a team and adopt a stretch of road to clean. SEA provides trash bags and gloves. Sign up (340) 773-1989, stxenvironmental.org

APRIL 29, 10 AM-NOON

Natural Rope Making Workshop Mt. Victory Camp Learn which plants to harvest for fibers and make rope into simple necklaces & bracelets. $10pp. Register (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com

APRIL 29, 7PM

Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The NPS invites you to enjoy a movie! Bring a picnic but pack up trash afterwards. See what's playing on Facebook, st croix movies at the fort

APRIL 30

Manning Bay Hike The St. Croix Hiking Association leads this hike. Info posts 1 week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

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May 2017 Events


ALL MONTH

"We are All Together" Art @ Top Hat Gallery Showcasing St. Croix's talented artists. Wed - Sat, 11am - 4pm. (340) 513-3558, www.artattophat.com

ALL MONTH

"Chenay: Stories from Migrant Fragments" Ft. Christiansvaern Gitte Westergaard (Denmark) and La Vaughn Belle (Virgin Islands) explore the history and heritage of colonial pottery in an interactive exhibition of art and artifacts. Info: (340) 332-6236.

MAY 3, 6PM

The Royal Copenhagen Chapel Choir St. Patrick's Catholic Church Angelic voices of 30 boys and 12 male adults presents "Make a Joyful Noise," a choral salute to the USVI Transfer Centennial. Sponsored by the St. Croix Friends of Denmark. $20 pp. Tickets (340) 332-4451.

MAY 4, 6PM

29th Paradise 5K Buccaneer Hotel Run a scenic seaside course; part of the Ironman 70.3 route. (340) 643-2557, virginislandspace.org

MAY 5, 6PM

The 18th Annual Children Run Sunday Market Square Children 13 & under kick off the annual Triathlon Jump Up, running down King Street to finish at the Fort. (340) 643-2557, www.virginislandspace.org

MAY 5, 6-10PM

Triathlon Jump Up Downtown Christiansted A beloved quarterly event! Local bands, street vendors, Mocko Jumbies. Sponsored by Christiansted Restaurant & Retail Association. Facebook.

MAY 5, 6, 12, 13, 23, 24, 8PM; MAY 14, 4PM

"One Slight Hitch" Caribbean Community Theater Everything for the wedding is perfect...except for one slight hitch. A farce by Lewis Black, directed by Christine Thomas. (340) 778-1983, www.cct.vi

MAY 6

Windsor Trail Hike The St. Croix Hiking Association leads this hike. Info posts 1 week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

MAY 7

Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Islandwide After 30 years, this is your last chance to participate, volunteer, or watch this world-class event that offers 35 qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Spectators line the boardwalk for the sunrise start! Be there! www.ironman.com

MAY 9, 16, 23

Pottery Classes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Make clay baking pans with Sara Lee Hayes; Mornings, 10am -12 noon, Evenings, 6 - 8pm. $100pp, incl materials. Firing fees. Register: (340) 514-7508, www.cmcarts.com

MAY 11, 5:30-6:30PM

National Park Service Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse Monthly lectures regarding current research at St. Croix's 3 National Parks. Fort parking lot open till 7 pm. (340) 773-1460.

MAY 17, 5:30-7PM

Artists Guild of St. Croix Palms at Pelican Cove Monthly meeting & social. Become a member; bring a friend! Facebook. (404) 437-4759

MAY 18, 5-8 PM

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

MAY 18, 5-8PM

"Celebrating the Transfer Day Centennial" Henle Studio See early VI photos by Fritz Henle and works by Maria Henle, Tina Henle, and Jack Anglin. Open Daily. (340) 718-0372, www.HenleGallery.com

MAY 19, 6-8PM

Sunset Jazz Clock Tower, Buddhoe Park Catch the hip sounds of local & international jazz artists. Bring a chair or blanket; food & drinks available. Free!

MAY 20-21

Relay for HOPE, 2017 DC Canegata Ball Park Walk for the American Cancer Society with a sponsored team. Remembering those lost to cancer and supporting those currently facing cancer. (340) 719-4898, Register at relayforlife.org/stcroixvi

MAY 20, 10 AM-NOON

Free Snorkel Clinic Frederiksted Beach Learn or advance your skills with the St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA); children & adults. Gear provided. Sponsored by the Buccaneer Hotel EcoFund. Register at (340) 773-1989, www.stxenvironmental.org

MAY 20, 10AM-2PM

Arrowhead Making Workshop Mount Victory Camp Learn how to chip an arrowhead and other tools out of stone or glass. $25pp. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com

MAY 21, 10AM-2PM

Coconut Palm Weaving Workshop Mount Victory Camp Learn to weave a basket or hat! $25pp. Bring lunch. Register: (340) 201-7983, www.mtvictorycamp.com

MAY 26, 5:30-7:30PM

Jazz in the Park Ft. Christiansvaern Bandstand Catch cool jazz sounds to the backdrop of Christiansted harbor! Brings chairs, blankets, coolers & friends. Presented by Community Music and the Friends of St. Croix USVI National Parks. Free.

MAY 27, 7 PM

Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to a movie! Bring a picnic and pack up trash afterwards. See what's playing on Facebook, st croix movies at the fort

MAY 28

Cramer's Park, Jack's & Isaac's Bay Hike A stunning shoreline hike. Info posts 1 week in advance. (340) 772-2073, www.stcroixhiking.org

MAY 29, 6 AM

The Memorial Day, 2-Mile Road Race Downtown Christiansted This scenic race honors those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. (340) 643-2557, www.virginislandspace.org

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