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USVI January - February Calendar of Events

Postby Anthony » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:22 am

Lots of good stuff in here for all the islands:

January 15 - 31
Maho Bay Visiting Artists, St. John
Ann Mitchell & Scott Kempton, glass artists from
San Diego, CA, are two of the artists who will be
visiting Maho. Together with full-time Maho glass
artists, they will give free nightly demonatrations
at the Maho Bay Camps
For more information, call (340) 776-6226 x248
or visit

January 16
Grow and Learn, St. George Village
Botanical Garden, St. Croix
For more information, call (340) 692-2874,
or visit

Sunset Jazz, Frederiksted, St. Croix
For more information, call (340) 772-0069

January 16 - 17
13th Annual Bordeaux Farmers Rastafari
Agricultural and Cultural Food Fair
This food fair will feature fresh fruits, vegetables,
spices and more from the lush fertile fields of
St. Thomas' northside. Agricultural demonstrations
will take place throughout the day, covering topics
including bee-keeping, drip irrigation, grafting, farm
tool usages and more
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
For more information, call (340) 244-4644

January 17
Historic Ruins Ramble, St. Croix
These educational hikes teach visitors about St. Croix's
history and culture on guided walks through the hidden
ruins of old plantations from the 17th and 18th centuries
9:30 AM, $20 tickets
For more information, call (340) 772-0598 or visit

January 22
1st Annual St. Thomas Blues Festival,
Reichold Center
This exciting debut event will feature star performers
including Blues Music Award Nominee, Curtis Salgado;
International Blues Challenge winners, "Trampled
Under Foot;" and two-time blues music award
winner, Eden Brent
8:00 PM, $30 - $50 tickets
For more information, call (340) 643-6475 or visit

January 24
St. Croix Scenic 50
The St. Croix Scenic 50 is the first ultramarathon to
take place on St. Croix, offering a challenging and
beautiful course. The 50-mile endurance run will take
contenders from Fort Christiansvaern to Fort Frederik
and back, ending at Mermaid Beach Island
5:00 AM
For more information, visit

January 27
Arts Alive Concerts, Tillet Gardens, St. Thomas
This month's Arts Alive Concert in the Garden will
feature Kalin Ivanov, playing classical cello & piano.
Typically, a prix fixe dinner is offered before each
concert and artists' studios are open during
For more information, call (340) 775-1929 or visit

January 29
Full Moon National Park Hike, St. John
Participants will enjoy a moonlit hike to the top of
Ram Head while exploring the southernmost point
of St. John (near Estate Concordia Preserve) and
learning about the area's rich history
For more information, call (340) 779-4940 or visit

January 30
Women's Coalition Charity Art Auction, St. Croix
The Women's Coalition of St. Croix will host this event,
featuring live music and a unique collection of items to
bid on. The attire is island elegant and food will
be served
For more information, call (340) 773-9272
or visit

Krewe de Barkus Dog Parade, Christiansted
Boardwalk St. Croix
This annual dog parade will be held as part of
the Mardi Croix festivities. Each dog will strut its
stuff in its fashionable finest, accompanied by its
human companion. The 2010 parade theme
is "Moondoggies"
2:00 PM, $25 entry fee
For more information, visit

January 31
11th Annual Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Auction,
Antilles School MCM Center, St. Thomas
This exciting auction event serves as an annual
fund-raiser, with proceeds helping to maintain the
176-year-old St. Thomas Synagogue, a National
Historic Monument. Among this year's items are a
football autographed in St. Thomas by Miami Dolphins
superstar Jason Taylor and dozens of paintings by
Israeli, Caribbean and U.S. artists
12:00 PM
For more information, call (340) 774-4312 or visit

February 3, 10 & 20
54th Anniversary of House Tours, St. Croix
Since 1954, St. Croix homeowners have been
graciously sharing their homes, furnishings and
gardens with residents and visitors alike. This
year, the St. Croix Landmarks Society celebrates
54 years of House Tours and will be showing both
contemporary and antique estate houses
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For more information, call (340) 772-0598 or visit

February 6
Candlelight Concert, Estate Whim, St. Croix
The series includes world-class classical music
performances under the candlelit chandelier in the
Whim Plantation Museum Greathouse. This month's
concert will feature jazz vocalist Patti Austin and
pianist Ramsey Lewis
7:30 PM, $15 - $30 tickets
For more information, call (340) 772-0598 or visit

February 13-14
St. Croix Agrifest
One of the largest events on the region's agricultural
calendar, this annual fair attracts farmers and
craftspeople from across the region. The event is
sponsored by the University of the Virgin Islands
Cooperative Extension Service and includes a
craft market, fruit and produce market, live music,
cooking exhibitions and fun events such as horse
and donkey rides
9:00 AM
For more information, call (340) 692-4060
or visit

February 14

Mardi Croix Annual Parade, Northshore,
St. Croix
This annual parade features music and elaborate
costumes celebrating Krewe de Croix, an on-island
Mardi Gras festival supporting local businesses and
residents with events that combine Caribbean
and Creole culture
12:00 PM
For more information, visit

8th Annual "Celebration of Love," St. John
Since 2003, more than 620 couples have assembled
on Trunk Bay beach on Valentine's Day for this free,
sunset vow-renewal ceremony. Led by well-known
officiate Anne Marie Porter, the annual event features
flute music and other surprise treats as each couple
receives a certificate of marriage re-affirmation
5:00 PM
For more information, call (888) 676-5701
or (340) 693-5153 or

February 19
Grow and Learn, St. George Village Botanical Garden, St. Croix
For more information, call (340) 692-2874, or visit

Sunset Jazz, Frederiksted, St. Croix
For more information, call (340) 772-0069

February 19-20
17th Annual St. Croix International
Hospice and Optimist Regatta
Hosted by the St. Croix Yacht Club (SCYC), this event joins a network of nearly 30 regattas in the U.S. and Canada, all members of the National Hospice Regatta Alliance. A Cruzan Rum Welcome Party will begin the festivities and live music and beach barbecues will follow throughout the weekend
For more information, call (340) 773-9531 or visit

February 22-28
The Art of Mentoring with Jon Young,
VISFI, St. Croix
This is a unique program for anyone engaged in creating and facilitating learning and community life for families, projects, employees or students. Jon Young, who is said to be one of the world's most amazing public speakers and storytellers, will share his model to create and facilitate a successful learning environment
5:00 PM, $550 registration, including camping and meals
For more information, visit

February 27
13th Annual Gatorade 8 Tuff Miles Race,
St. John
Competitors in this annual race are drawn from far and wide to take part in its challenging and picturesque course, which begins at National Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay, measures a total of 8.38 miles and finishes at Coral Bay. Along the way, runners will reach elevations as high as 999 ft., eventually returning to sea level
7:15 AM
For more information, call (340) 779-4035 or visit


Caribbean Night at Cafe Concordia,
St. John
Served every Tuesday night at Estate Concordia
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
For more information, call (340) 693-5855 or visit

Live Music at Salud! Bistro, St. Croix
Every Friday night, guests are invited to join local musician Steve Katz playing live guitar while enjoying delicious food
7 PM - 10 PM
For more information, call (340)718-7900

Live Jazz, St. Croix
Enjoy live jazz at Sand Castle on the Beach in Frederiksted every Saturday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
For more information, call (340) 772-1205 or visit

Thursday Reggae at Cafe Concordia,
St. John
Wayne Clendenen performs every Thursday at Estate Concordia
5:30 - 8:30 PM
For more information, call (340) 693-5855 or visit

Weekly Yoga Classes, VISFI, St. Croix
The Healing Collective at the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute offers yoga each Sunday at the community center
9:30 AM, $10 - 15 donation appreciated
For more information, call (340) 332-8255 or visit


Exciting Developments at St. John Brewers
Six months after launching its Liquid Sunshine Belgian Style Ale, St. John Brewers is releasing its newest seasonal selection: The Island Hoppin' IPA (India Pale Ale). The IPA will be a fall/winter seasonal brew in the Virgin Islands, giving the brand increased presence in the market. St. John Brewers' flagship brews, Tropical Mango Pale Ale and Island Summer Ale, will continue to be available year-round in the Virgin Islands and seasonally throughout the States. The brewery also recently launched a live webcam of Cruz Bay and St. Thomas to its Web site, featuring a full screen view of Pillsbury Sound and offering a streaming channel of Caribbean music. For more information, visit

Sand Castle on the Beach Launches Web site and Facebook Page, St. Croix
For the first time ever, guests can now book their air travel to Sand Castle on the Beach directly from the property's Web site. Additionally, the property has launched its very own Facebook page where current and new guests can share their experiences at the resort. For more information, visit


Discounts at Caneel Bay, St. John
Caneel Bay is offering guests the opportunity to book four nights and enjoy a complimentary fifth night when booking a stay at the Courtside, Premium Courtside, Garden View and Ocean View room categories through May 30, 2010. Guests may alternatively book a six-night stay and enjoy a complimentary seventh night, applicable to Beach Front, Premium Ocean View, Premium Beach Front, Beach Front Suite and Cottage 7 accommodations until March 25, 2010. For more information, visit

"One Sweet Deal," Sand Castle on the Beach, St. Croix
Guests who book One Sweet Deal from now until April 1, 2010 for travel until April 4, 2010, can get a fifth night free with $50 resort credit and a coupon book offering discounts on activities, attractions, shopping, dining and more. For more information, call (340) 772-1205 or visit

"Thank You for Winter," McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas, St. Thomas
McLaughlin Anderson Luxury Villas is announcing their first-ever winter season luxury villa rental promotion, available for booking through January 15, 2010 for rentals completed by March 27, 2010. The promotion is offering guests the opportunity to stay seven nights and only pay for six at selected luxury villas located on St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix. This great opportunity is meant to serve as a sincere 'thank you' to all those willing to book a luxury villa vacation in these difficult economic conditions. For more information, call (340) 776-0635 or visit

"Island Escape Package," Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas
Vacationers who book the Island Escape promotion from now until April 1, 2010 for travel until April 15, 2010, will receive a fifth night free (with a minimum five-night stay on the resort's AI or EP plan), $100 resort credit and discounts for on-island shopping, activities, dining and car rentals. The $100 resort credit can be used at Bolongo's two restaurants -- The Lobster Grille and Iggie's Beach Bar & Grill - towards a sailing excursion aboard the Heavenly Day's, Bolongo's 53 ft. catamaran or for wave runner rentals. For more information, call (340) 775-1800 or visit

Discounts up to 35% at Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas
St. Thomas is offering travelers enticing discounts for all travel throughout 2010 with up to 35% off the European Plan (EP) rates and up to 20% off the resort's All-Inclusive option. This offer is valid on new bookings of a minimum of three nights, made by January 15, 2010. The European Plan includes oceanview or beachfront accommodations, a "discover scuba diving" in-pool lesson and complimentary use of non-motorized watersports. Reduced nightly rates start at $158 per room, based on double occupancy, plus 15% tax and $5 per day energy service charges. Bolongo's All-Inclusive option features all the amenities of the European Plan plus all meals; a wide array of beverages including premium liquors; and hotel taxes and gratuities. Discounted nightly rates start at $407 per room, based on double occupancy, plus $5 per day energy surcharge. For more information, call (340) 775-1800 or visit
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