The VI Tourism department has begin publishing monthly looks-ahead at events and specials in the Territory. There are hundreds of other events on St. John than these, when you include music and cultural activities, tours, hikes, fund raisers and so on . Here's that Tourism's come up with this month.
As part of Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s 2009 Seminar Series, on February 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., St. John School of the Arts invites guests to learn how to make woven bags from discarded plastic grocery bags with teacher and artist, Idalia Scimeca. The seminar fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information, and to view additional seminars, visit www.friendsvinp.org.
8 Tuff Miles Road Race
For the 13th consecutive year, the Annual St. John Gatorade 8 Tuff Miles Road Race takes place on Saturday February 28, 2009 at 7:15 a.m. The race begins at Cruz Bay and ends 8.38 miles away, at Coral Bay. The course begins and ends at sea level, but elevates along the way to a maximum of 999 feet. Awards will be distributed to winners from all age groups, with the first place overall female receiving $300 and the first place overall male receiving a $300 bar tab from The Tap Room, Mongoose Junction. All entrants who complete the course will receive an official race T- shirt and a medal. For more information, call (340) 779-4035 or visit www.8tuffmiles.com.
New Steakhouse Concept at Turtle Bay Estate House, Caneel Bay
Caneel Bay’s renowned restaurant, seated in an 18th-century plantation house on the northern tip of St. John, recently unveiled a new winter menu specializing in local cuisine, from Executive Chef Anthony Dawodu. For more information, visit www.caneelbay.com.
New Wellness Sessions at the Self Centre, Caneel Bay
The Self Centre, a well-known therapeutic retreat, recently unveiled a selection of four new Wellness Sessions for 2009 – Chakra Balancing Yoga, Meditation of the Heart, Sound Journey and The Touch of Relationships for Couples. Created by Jan Kinder, founder and director of the Self Centre, each new treatment is designed to leave participants feeling both relaxed and energized. For more information, visit www.caneelbay.com.
Caribbean Valentine Promotion at The Westin
The Westin, St. John is celebrating Valentine’s Day by offering guests a four-night minimum stay promotion, which must be booked by February 22 for travel between February 5 and 22. Details of the promotion include roundtrip airport transfer, breakfast daily at Beach Café, a $200 spa credit and a Mango Deli gift basket for a day at the beach. For more information on this and other offers at the Westin, St. John, call (866) 716-8108 or visit www.westinresortstjohn.com.