Weekend Happenings

welcome signThere are a few cool things happening this weekend. Here are the details:

Friday:

Join the St. John School of the Arts dancers and actors when they perform Caribbanese 2, a Caribbean and Japanese fusion of art. The event will take place this evening, December 6, at the Kimberly Boulon Fine Arts Gallery located in the Marketplace. The event begins at 5 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m.

Click here to learn more about the event. Click here to visit the St. John School of the Arts website.

Saturday:

Bizarre Bazaar

Head on over to Coral Bay tomorrow, December 7, for its first ever Bizarre Bazaar. The event promises to be a great one. Here’s some info from the Coral Bay Community Council:

On Saturday, December 7th, Coral Bay, St. John, will host its own version of a “Small-Business Saturday” event by featuring over 50 local vendors, with more than 25 local artists, selling their art works of love and passion to holiday shoppers- like you. Imagine sharing your unique life in the islands with your family and friends during the holiday season by sending them a gift of locally made pottery, jewelry, oils or spices.

The Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar, sponsored by the Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC), will be held on Saturday, December 7th, at Pickles in Paradise from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will feature a Local Brew Competition in conjunction with the VI Brew Club. Beer lovers will have the opportunity to taste seven homemade selections and vote on the winner. St. John Brewers will also be participating in the event. As a big help to shoppers, Keep Me Posted will be there to provide gift-wrapping and shipping to the states in flat rate USPS boxes, so think “Shop & Ship” all in one day.

For that distinctive gift, buy a Mixology Card for your local friends. This card contains eight signature drinks provided by Coral Bay restaurants all for one low price.

Also, a silent auction featuring villa rentals and island hopping charters will be available the day of the event and other prizes can be won by purchasing raffle tickets available now at the CBCC or Keep Me Posted. People do not need to be present on December 7th to win.

A holiday bazaar would not be complete without Santa, Donkey and Pony rides, and other children’s activities. Music will fill the air starting at noon with an open-mic format organized by Lauren and Bo, who are getting their many local musician friends to come out and play.

For St. Thomas folks, the car barge and ferry can get you to Cruz Bay. From Cruz Bay, Mr. Wonderful Taxi will provide discounted rides from the ferry dock to the Coral Bay event for $6 each way.

The CBCC will have tables selling plants, baked goods, household and marine yard sale items, and food & drink.

The CBCC will be raising funds for projects to protect and enhance the environment and community in Coral Bay. Example projects from recent years include: installation of storm water structures to slow down and divert sediment (muddy waters) from entering Coral Bay, restoration of a coastal wetland, and coordination with the VI Dept. of Labor to offer the Coral Bay Job Club, a summer program which helps local teens explore careers and develop necessary job skills. The Coral Bay scenic overlook was recently re-graveled with donations and volunteer help. CBCC funding is a mixture of dues, donations, and various grants which support these projects and more. Wonderful volunteers provide a lot of assistance too. The CBCC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

Sounds like a great event to us. Be sure to check it out.

Sunday:

A seven-night stay at On a Clear Day is this year's top auction item.
A seven-night stay at On a Clear Day is this year’s top auction item.

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park’s annual auction closes Sunday, December 8 at 9 p.m. EST. The auction has 68 wonderful items ranging from weeklong stays at exclusive villas to charter day trips, jewelry and more. As of Thursday night, there were seven items that have yet to yield any bids, so now’s the time to get in on the action.

If you haven’t already, you should really check out the auction. You can get items for a third of the actual cost. For example, On a Clear Day is a spectacular, four bedroom villa overlooking Francis Bay. It typically rents out for more than $12,000 a week, but you can get it now from less than half that cost. And no need to worry, not all of the items are that pricey. You can get a beautiful sterling pendent and earrings for only $25. Again, these prices may not last so act fast!

Click here to visit the auction site.


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