The weekend: Arts festival and waste recycling

Festival_in_park In Cruz Bay, the ninth annual St. John Arts Festival began Friday and continues through Sunday. It’s three days of arts, crafts, locally-made items, special foods, and music.  The event is organized by Frank Langley.  Performers on the bandstand in Frank Powell Park will include Innervisions, Love City Pan Dragons, Samba Combo and Koko and the Sunshine Band.

On Saturday evening, at the Westin Resort, the St. John School of the Arts holds a “Dance-a-thon”.

Festival_itemsOn Sunday, Langley said, “Choirs from the local churches will celebrate the spiritual life of the people of St. John which remains unchanged.” In the evening at the Westin there will be a performance by the colorful and vibrant Caribbean Ritual Dancers.

Langley said he launched the festival many years ago after seeing changes and development on St. John.  He wanted to showcase the culture and history of the island, to encourage its development and continuation.
Web site: www.stjohnartsfestival.org

Meanwhile, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority has chosen Saturday morning for a recycling drive.  Folks who have old computers, monitors, copiers, and TV sets can bring them to the Bandstand in the Park for collection.

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