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events-icon.jpgDecember 2016 + January 2017

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Ongoing Events


LIFE @ THE FARM WALK (5-30 PEOPLE)

Ridge to Reef Farm Take a guided tour around the farm in St. Croix's rainforest. See gardens, taste crops! $25pp. Reservations (340) 220-0466 or csa@ridge2reef.org

FIRST SUNDAYS, 5:30 PM

Jazz Vespers St. Croix Reformed Church Feast your ears & open your hearts with the jazz sounds of island musicians; service features music with prayer. Confirm the New Year's Day service. (340) 778-0520 www.stcroixreformed.org

MONDAYS, 6-9 PM

Caribbean Night Dinner Show The Palms at Pelican Cove Enjoy a Traditional West Indian buffet with Mocko Jumbies, live music, fire dancers. Buffet: 6-8 pm, last seating: 7:30 pm. Reservations: (340) 718-8920 www.palmspelicancove.com

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS, 9 AM-11 AM

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

THIRD TUESDAYS, 6 PM

Book Discussion Group Undercover Books Check our website for which book is up for discussion. Add your 2 cents! (340) 719-1567 www.undercoverbooksstcroix.com

WEDNESDAYS, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

Women & Friends in the Courtyard Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts CMCA invites women to meet, communicate & create-jewelry, painting, collage. Free to members or a $20 donation. (340) 772-2622 www.cmcarts.org

WEDNESDAYS, 11 AM-3 PM

Lawaetz Family Museum Walk-Up Tours Little La Grange, Frederiksted Learn about the Danish Lawaetz family & see how this 18th century property is transforming into a 21st century farm. $15. Reservations. (340) 220-0466 or email csa@ridge2reef.org.

WEDNESDAYS, 5 PM

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

THURSDAYS, 6:00 PM

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

THURSDAYS, 6 PM BUFFET ENTERTAINMENT 8 PM

Caribbean Beach BBQ Divi Carina Resort & Casino Come for Steel Pans, Mocko Jumbies, & Cultural Dances at this traditional Caribbean Beach BBQ. $35pp, $19 children 12 & under. (340) 773-9700x732.

2ND THURSDAYS, 5:30-8 PM

Happy Hour Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts A community gathering featuring artists, music, delicious apps, cash bar. Free to members, or a $5 donation. Join! (340) 772-2622 www.cmcarts.org

FRIDAYS 5:30 PM

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

SATURDAYS, 8:30-9:30 AM

SUP Fitness East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay Combine SUP with beach fitness! 60min/$25 (340) 643-5824, (828) 280-4987 kitestcroix.com

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December 2016 Events


DECEMBER 1, 2, 3, 4

Hudson & the HooDoo Allstars Lineup Islandwide They rock, swing, & sing the blues! Catch them on Lyric Sails on the 1st, Cheeseburgers on the 2nd, Eat @ Cane Bay on the 3rd, Rhythms at Rainbow on the 4th. A Chicken Charlie production.

DECEMBER 1 - MARCH 1

"Take 5 in St. Croix: A Survey of Identity, Race, Gender & Power in the USVI" Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts A multi-site exhibition opening with visual & performance art by LaVaughn Belle, David Antonio Cruz, Oceana James, Kharis Kennedy, & Rashaad Newsome. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org

DECEMBER 1, 5-8 PM

Art Exhibit Reception: "It is the Season" Art @ Top Hat Gallery Showcasing new work by Phyllis Biddle & Danica David. Open on Art Thursday. (340) 513-3558 artattophat.com

DECEMBER 2, 3, 10 AM-4 PM

Mike Walsh Open Studio STUDIO WALSH, Peter's Rest Sculptor & designer Mike Walsh opens his gallery & workshop to the public. Walsh Metal Works Building. 340-773-8169

DECEMBER 2, 5:30 PM-11 PM

"Christmas Around the World" Gala St. George Village Botanical Garden An elegant celebration to benefit the Garden! Fine dining by Blue Water Terrace, a live tree & silent auction. $125 pp. (340) 602-2874 sgvbg.org

DECEMBER 3, 9 AM-12 NOON

Wooden Utensils Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Craft your own spoon, fork, or knife out of sustainably harvested local wood! $20. Register: 340-201-7983 or mountvictorycamp@gmail.com.

DECEMBER 4, 6 AM

Triple Mini Triathlon & Beast of the East 5K Cramer's Park, East End This event, hosted by the Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation, begins with a 5K run to Point Udall and back to the park, then a short-distance triathlon--200-meter swim, 3-mile bike, .5 mile run. Earn a Fit For Four Award! (340) 513-2707 theresa@vitf.org

DECEMBER 4, 11, 18, 9-10 AM

SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club @ Chenay Bay Explore basic yoga poses & become comfortable with the paddleboard as your yoga mat. 60min/ $25. Reservations: (340)-643-5824 or (828)-280-4987 kitestcroix.com

DECEMBER 4, 11 AM-5 PM

Christmas Spoken Here St. George Village Botanical Garden We're brimming with Christmas spirit! Local choirs, arts & craft vendors, holiday shopping in a festive ambience. $6. adults, $1. children under 12. (340) 692-2874 sgvbg.org

DECEMBER 4, 2 PM

Santa on the Beach Cane Bay Beach Krewe de Croix invites kids & their families to take pictures with Santa! (817) 908-3912 or (828) 447-3986 Facebook.

DECEMBER 4, 4 PM

ARTfarm Tour & Tree Planting St. Croix's South Shore Tour a family owned, organic farm and plant trees afterwards. Some fruits & vegetables available for purchase. Register: (340) 773-1989 or email sea.educator@gmail.com stxenvironmental.org

DECEMBER 6,

Ceramics Classes with Sara Hayes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Moko Jumbie Classes run 3 weeks--Mondays, 6-8pm or Tuesdays, 10am-12noon. $100. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org

DECEMBER 8, 5:30-7:40 PM

National Park Lecture Series: Coral Reef Status Check Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse Learn how our are reefs are faring & about the USVI Territorial Coral Reef Monitoring Program. www.stxparkfriends.org

DECEMBER 10, 9-11 AM

Nature Walk Sandy Point National Refuge Claudia Lombard, Refuge Biologist, & Jennifer Valiulis, St. Croix Environmental Association's Education Coordinator, show you the natural history of this Caribbean refuge. Free for SEA members & children under 10. $10 for non-members. Register: (340) 773-1989, sea.educator@gmail.com stxenvironmental.org

DECEMBER 10, 10 AM-NOON

Succulents 101 St. George Village Botanical Garden John Krajenka gives a Basic Introduction to Succulent Care. Bring a succulent in need of TLC! (340) 692-2874 sgvbg.org

DECEMBER 10

Mt. Eagle Hike St. Croix Hiking Association takes you to a spectacular view at the summit! (340) 772-2073 Hike details posted: stcroixhiking.org

DECEMBER 10, 12 NOON

Pre-Boat Parade Festivities Christiansted Boardwalk Christmas festivities take over the boardwalk--steel pans, Mocko Jumbies, carolers, elves, pet parade! christmasparadestcroix.com

DECEMBER 10, 6 PM

St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade Christiansted Boardwalk From mega yachts to dinghies, boats decorated 'to the nines' parade through the harbor. One of the island's most festive Yuletide events. Music, Coquito, carolers & fireworks! (340) 643-0555 christmasparadestcroix.com

DECEMBER 11, 5 AM

14th Annual St. Croix International Marathon Fort Christiansvaern This national championship event, hosted by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners, runs to Salt River Bay National Historic Park & Ecological Preserve and back to the fort. Register: (340) 643-2557 virginislandspace.org

DECEMBER 11, 6 AM

The 42nd Virgin Islands Half-Marathon Arawak Bay, The Inn at Salt River A national championship race, it shares its course with the international marathoners along the scenic seaside near Salt River. Hosted by The Virgin Islands Pace Runners. Register: (340) 643-2557 wallacewilliams@msn.com virginislandspace.org

DECEMBER 11, 5 AM

The 6th St. Croix Marathon Relay Fort Christiansvaern Teams of 4 runners follow the rolling route of the St. Croix International Marathon. (340) 643-2557 wallacewilliams@msn.com virginislandspace.org

DECEMBER 11, 9 AM-12 NOON

Random Weave Basketry Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Learn basket weaving from local vines. $20 Register: 340-201-7983 or mountvictorycamp@gmail.com.

DECEMBER 11, 4 PM

Calico Cat Company Production Caribbean Community Theater This is a fun show by kids and for kids--"Trickstas & Stones." (340) 778-1983 www.cct.vi

DECEMBER 14, 4-6 PM

Gallows Bay Holiday Festival Undercover Books Santa visits Undercover Books & children, parents & pets get a photo with Mr. Claus--for a good cause. Stop in for Holiday Cheer! (340) 719-1567

DECEMBER 14, 28, 5-6 PM

Sunset SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay SUP yoga class under the setting sun! 60min/$25 Register: 340-643-5824 or 828-280-4987. kitestcroix.com

DECEMBER 14-17, 5:30-8:30 PM

Old Time Crucian Christmas St. Croix Landmarks Society Stop and see Whim Museum with spectacular lights and an old-fashioned Crucian Christmas tree. Free. (340) 772-0598 stcroixlandmarks.com

DECEMBER 15, 10 AM-6 PM

Customer Appreciation Day Rustico, Princess Plaza Celebrating 15 years! Eats & treats, 'shop till you drop' 15%-off-All-Inventory Sale, famous Rustico Coquito! 340-718-7257 rusticostcroix.com

DECEMBER 15, 5-8 PM

Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries & shops show the works of artists & jewelry makers. Stay for dinner in town. This Art Walk is a favorite of visitors & locals! (340) 713-4569

DECEMBER 15, 5-8 PM

Multi Artist Exhibition Henle Studio Fine art of the Henle family & local & international artists; featuring landscape & portrait painter Jack Anglin. (340) 718-0372 mariahenlestudio.com

DECEMBER 16, 6 PM...UNTIL...

Sunset Jazz Buddhoe Park, Frederiksted Stanley and the 10 Sleepless Knights play with pure, festive holiday spirit! Bring a chair or blanket & enjoy the sounds! Food & drinks available for sale.

DECEMBER 17, 7 PM

Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie. (Kindly pack up any discards afterwards!) Bathrooms & parking available. To see what's playing, visit: facebook.com/stcroixmoviesatthefort. Free.

DECEMBER 21, 9 AM

Quarterly Walking Tour St. Croix East End Marine Park An Interpretive Ranger leads this winter solstice walking tour of Coakley Bay. Water & sun protection suggested. Meet at the entrance to Coakley Bay (first dirt road west of Carden Beach). Info: (340) 718-3367.

DECEMBER 26, 2-10 PM

Caribbean Drag Racing Final Showdown 2016 St. Croix Motorsports Complex See great, skillful drivers close out the 2016 drag racing year. cdra2016@gmail.com

DECEMBER 30, 5:30-7:30 PM

Jazz in the Park Ft. Chrisitansvaern Bandstand Bring chairs, blankets, coolers & friends! Presented by Community Music. Free! (340) 277-3914

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January 2017 Events


JANUARY 5, 5-8 PM

"McKay and McKay" Art Show Opening STUDIO WALSH Opening reception for the month-long Ogese McKay Retrospective & Elisa McKay Perspective - a father/daughter exhibit of paintings & collage. Walsh Metal Works Building, 340-773-8169.

JANUARY 5, 5-8 PM

Art Exhibit Reception Art @ Top Hat Gallery "Crucian Contemporary" features works by Lucien Downes, Briana Casale Cox, & Cindy Male. Through the January 30th. (340) 513-3558 artattophat.com

JANUARY 6

30th Annual Children Race King St., Frederiksted The Virgin Islands Pace Runners hosts this annual race for kids, 13 & under. It takes the parade route, & kicks off the Crucian Christmas Festival Children's Parade. (340) 643-2557 virginislandspace.org

JANUARY 7

35th Three Kings Mile Claude O. Markoe School, Frederiksted A Virgin Islands Pace Runners event, the 1-mile race kicks off the annual Three Kings Day Parade & runs along the packed-with-spectators parade route. (340) 643-2557 virginislandspace.org

JANUARY 7

Three Kings Day Parade Pancake Breakfast & BBQ Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Membership event: watch the Adult Parade on King Street at the museum. Join at the door. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org

JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29, 9-10 AM

SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay Explore basic yoga poses & become comfortable with the paddleboard as your yoga mat. 60min/$25 Register: (340)-643-5824 (828)-280-4987. kitestcroix.com

JANUARY 8

13th Annual Sea Swim Frederiksted Pier to Rainbow Beach The St. Croix Dolphins invite swimmers of all ages & abilities to race 1-mile in the open sea. Registration: stcroixdolphins.org or Good Hope Country Day School. (340) 513-3602

JANUARY 8, 4-10 PM

3 Kings Drag Races St. Croix Motorsport Complex Let the 2017 drag races begin! cdra2016@gmail.com

JANUARY 10, 10 AM-12 NOON

Ceramics Classes with Sara Hayes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Taino replica classes every Tuesday for 3 weeks! $100, including firing. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org

JANUARY 11& 25, 5-6 PM

Sunset SUP Yoga East End Paddle Club, Chenay Bay Enjoy your SUP yoga class under the setting sun! 60min/$25 Registration: 340-643-5824 or kitestcroix.com

JANUARY 12, 5:30-6:30 PM

National Park Lecture Series Danish West India & Guinea Co. Warehouse The National Park holds monthly lectures that discuss topics regarding current research at St. Croix's three National Parks. Ft. Christiansvaern parking lot open till 7 pm. Call (340) 773-1460.

JANUARY 13-14, 8 PM & JANUARY 15, 4 PM

Staged Readings: The Mountaintop Caribbean Community Theater See this 2-character, award-winning play by Katori Hall, directed by the talented Tom Ziegler! (340) 778-1983 cct.vi

JANUARY 14 & 28, 9-11 AM

St. Croix Avian Sanctuary Tour South Shore Toni Lance, Certified Falconer and Bird Rehabilitation Expert, introduces you to the current residents of the Sanctuary. Not suitable for children under 6. Donations help feed & house the birds. Registration: 773-1989 or sea.educator@gmail.com stxenvironmental.org

JANUARY 14, 10:30 AM-12 NOON

Children's Clay Classes with Sara Hayes Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts Classes run 5 weeks. $90., firing included. (340) 772-2622 cmcarts.org

JANUARY 14, 7 PM

Mardi Gras Season Kick-Off! Off the Wall Join Krewe de Croix for the 2017 Mardi Croix kick-off party--"Krewe de Croix Goes on Safari!" Info: Val (817) 908-3912 & Dee (828) 447-3986 Facebook.

JANUARY 19, 5-8 PM

Art Thursday Downtown Christiansted More than a dozen galleries & shops show the works of artists & jewelry makers. Stay for dinner in town. This Art Walk is a favorite of visitors & locals! (340) 713-4569

JANUARY 19, 5-8 PM

Art Thursday Exhibition Henle Studio The gallery features new giclee paintings by Maria Henle & original paintings, photographs & books by local & international artists. (340) 718-0372 mariahenlestudio.com

JANUARY 20, 6-8 PM

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

JANUARY 20-21, 7:30 PM

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

JANUARY 21, 9 AM-2 PM

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plant Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Explore the world of tropical wild plants & make your own tincture and salve! $30. includes materials. Bring lunch. Register: mountvictorycamp@gmail.com

JANUARY 20, 6-9 PM; JANUARY 21, 22 10AM-4 PM

"The Art Show" 2017 Canegata Recreational Building The Artists Guild presents it annual exhibition! See the works of our island's finest artists. artistsguildstx.com

JANUARY 21, 3 PM

Beard Team USA--a Contest Christiansted Boardwalk See or join in the parade of beards & mustaches! Registration at Angry Nate's, 2 pm. Awards at Shupe's. Hosted by Krewe de Croix. Info: Val (817) 908-3912, Dee (828) 447-2986.

JANUARY 22, 5 AM

The 8th St. Croix Scenic 50 Fort Christiansvaern Tour the island in a 50-mile individual race, 4 person team relay, or 50K individual race ending at the Buccaneer Hotel. (340) 643-2557 stcroix50.com

JANUARY 23, 8:30AM-1:30PM; JANUART 24, 8:30AM-1:30PM

Centennial Commission Lecture Series UVI Great Hall Organized by the St. Croix Friends of Denmark in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Transfer of the former Danish West Indies to the US, "Histories of a Shared Past: Exploring Our Complex Heritage," shows the close ties between Denmark and the USVI. More info, Page 59 or call 340-773-3408 or 340-998-4147.

JANUARY 26, 27, 28, 29

Chris Klein and the Boulevards Lineup On the Water & Around the Island This cool New Orleans band grooves on funk, blues, soul, jazz & rock. Catch them on the 26th on Lyric Sails, on the 27th at Cheeseburgers, on the 28th at Eat @ Cane Bay, on the 29th at Rhythms at Rainbow. A Chicken Charlie Production!

JANUARY 27, 5:30-7:30 PM

Jazz in the Park Ft. Chrisitansvaern Bandstand Bring chairs, blankets, coolers & friends & catch fabulous music by the sea. Presented by Community Music. Free! (340) 277-3914 (340) 332-4055

JANUARY 28, 9 AM-12 NOON

Wooden Fish Spear Workshop Mount Victory Camp Eco-Lodge Make your own fishing spear out of materials harvested entirely from the landscape. $20. Register: mountvictorycamp@gmail.com.

JANUARY 27, 7 PM

St. Croix Seashell Society Art Show & Gala St. George Village Botanical Garden Join in the Seashell Society's fundraiser & see this museum in its new home! Info: (340) 692-2874 sgvbg.org

JANUARY 28, 7 PM

Movie Night Ft. Christiansvaern The National Park Service invites you to bring a picnic to enjoy during the movie. (Kindly pack up any discards afterwards!) Bathrooms & parking available. To see what's playing, visit: facebook.com/stcroixmoviesatthefort. Free.

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