St. John and Virgin Islands Events
ONLINE AUCTION STARTS SATURDAY!
GET READY FOR BARGAINS! The 5th Annual Online Auction is set to begin this Saturday, November 16th at 9 a.m. EST. Bid your best by auction closing on Sunday, December 8th at 9 p.m. EST!
Planning a trip to St. John? You can build a vacation while helping the park by bidding on villa stays, boat and snorkel trips, dining, shopping and more.
Christmas shop for a good cause: art, jewelry, and locally-made items, plus all of the above for vacation stays!
Watch new items being posted and be ready to bid for the bargains! Check it out now by clicking HERE!
Friends Annual Gala: February 1, 2014
We are planning a grand “bravo” gala this year to celebrate our 26th Anniversary and the accomplishments you have helped us to achieve. Save the date: February 1, 2014. This “National Treasures” gala will celebrate the treasures of Virgin Islands National Park and thank donors like you who have made it even better.
By popular demand, our 11th annual gala will be held at the breathtaking villa, Presidio del Mar, home of Steven & Pamela Deckoff, on the point in Peter Bay. Sumptuous gourmet catering with passed appetizers all night long, dancing under the stars to In the Sand Band, and 3 bars serving fine wine, champagne and cocktails. Take home a treasure of your own from our abundant raffle and silent auction tables! Many treasures await you throughout this enchanted evening.
This is the “Gala of Galas” and known as St. John’s social event of the year. Invitations will be sent shortly. For more info contact Karen Vahling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flavors of St. John Set for Nov. 23
By Lynda Lohr — November 11, 2013
…participation by Asolare, Aqua Bistro, Bowman Cuisine at Tamarind Court, Café Livin, Caneel Bay Resort, Creative Catering, Fatty Crab, Gifft Hill School Farm to table, LaTapa, Morgan’s Mango, Motu Bar, Ocean Grill, Qween of Tarts, Spyglass, Starfish Market, The Fish Trap, The Lime Inn, St. John Brewers Tap Room, and Mathayom Private Chefs. Munro said he anticipates a couple more restaurants will sign on in the weeks before the party.
Those restaurants and bars will compete in the best appetizer, entree, dessert, and mixology categories. The entries will be judged from 5 until 6 p.m. There will also be people’s choice category. Winners will be announced between 7:30 and 8 p.m.
Wine tasting will start at 6:30 p.m. with six wine distributors showcasing wines from around the world. West Indies Co. will feature wines from Spain and Chile. Bellows International will feature wines from France. Prestige Wine Group will feature wines from France and California. Glazer’s Premier Wines & Spirits will feature wines from Australia and New Zealand. AB Cellars will feature wines from Italy. Dionysus Wine Distributors will feature wines from South Africa.
Cool Sessions will provide live music and dancing. A silent auction will take place in the entranceway corridor.
Dress is island fancy.
Tickets may be purchased at www.flavorsstjohn.com and at Connections in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay, Chelsea Drug Store in Red Hook and the Market Place shopping center on St. John, Dr. Cool, St. John Properties, Trevor’s Activity Center in Mongoose Junction shopping center. St. John Rotary Club members also have tickets available. Tickets are $100 in advance and $110 at the door. Card-carrying food handlers pay $75 for advance tickets…. Read article
Genealogy Library lecture to examine links between St. Barths, St. Thomas
By ALDETH LEWIN (Daily News Staff)
Published: November 12, 2013
ST. THOMAS – The Caribbean Genealogy Library on St. Thomas will be offering a free lecture Sunday on the social history of St. Barths and its connection to St. Thomas.
“It’s the first lecture that we’ve done related to the French community at the library,” board member Sophia Aubin said.
The speaker is Julianne Maher, a linguist who was first drawn to study St. Barths because of the languages spoken there.
“The island is only 8½ square miles, that’s half the size of St. John, and they speak four different dialects of French creole,” Aubin said.
Maher wrote a book, “The Survival of People and Languages: Schooners, Goats and Cassava in St. Barthélemy, French West Indies,” that explains this rare linguistic anomaly – how a small group of 17th century French settlers came to speak four separate languages. Using historical documents and 18th century eyewitness accounts, Maher reconstructed the tiny island’s social ecology to learn why the fragmentation occurred.
She found that poverty, economics, geography and small population size created linguistic barriers on the island for more than 250 years.
In Maher’s research on the languages of St. Barths, she became fascinated with the history and culture of the French Caribbean island and its people, Aubin said.
Sunday’s lecture is titled, “Reconstructing the Social History of St. Barthelemy.” In her talk, Maher will follow the social history of three men – Jacques Gréaux, Pierre Bernier and Jacques Aubin – and their families…. Read more
St. John Live Music Schedule Wednesday 11/13
Third String All Stars
St. John Flutes
Happy Hour 4:00 – 7:00
Shane Meade & the Sound
7:00 – 10:00
Wednesday Night Jam
See Weekly Schedule