St. John’s Relay for Life fundraiser events for the American Cancer Society are still a couple of months away, but sales have begun of what became one of this year’s favorites: The Luminaria Ceremony.
“For many people who attend Relay For Life, one of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony, ” says the Relay’s Mary Bartolucci. “As the lights dim over the field and team member’s complete laps, the night is brightened by the glow of lighted bags called Luminaria, each of which has a special meaning. ”
Some of the Luminaria are dedicated to cancer survivors. Others, to loved ones who died from cancer.
You can get a Luminaria to represent your loved one for a $5 donation.
They’re being sold Saturdays and Sundays at St. John Community Foundation’s office outside Starfish at The Marketplace and on January 7 and 14 and February 4 at the Post Office.
If you’re 60 or older and live in the Virgin Islands, Trunk Bay is yours for free.
The Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park is now giving out annual family passes for Trunk Bay to Virgin Islands seniors, and the pass includes your kids or grandkids that are 18 or under.
“Friends is pleased to provide these passes as a sign of respect to seniors in our community and to promote the local enjoyment of this iconic beach in the Virgin Islands National Park, ” says Friends president Joe Kessler in a statement.
You grown-ups can get your free pass at the Friends of the Park store at Mongoose Junction, or you can call Friends at 779-4940.
For the rest of us, Trunk remains 4 bucks a day, or 10 bucks for a one year pass.
(Inner Visions energizing last year’s crowd. Photo: Lamont Blake.)
The Second Annual Love City Live! weekend of music is scheduled for the last weekend in January, spanning four days.
Here’s the current schedule of events:
-Thursday, Jan. 26: Sundown Beach Lime at Oppenheimer Beach, 4-7 pm
-Friday, Jan. 27: Vibe a cocktail soiree/dinner at Ocean Grill, 10 pm-2 am
-Saturday, Jan. 28: The Main Event Morgan Heritage Concert at the Winston Wells Ball Park, 6 pm-1:30 am
-Sunday, Jan. 29: Ultimate Power Boat Part at One Love Bar on Jost van Dyke
Tickets for Saturday’s main event are $40 each if you buy before the end of December. $60 after that, and $80 at the gate.
You can see the current lineup of performers and learn all about Love City Live here.
Hosea Rosenberg, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Season Five, will be cooking up a storm in the ZoZo’s Ristorante kitchen later this month.
It’s a Gifft Hill School fundraiser and it’s already sold out, but 60 people at $200 a ticket puts a cool $12,000 in the kitty for the school.
“Word barely got out before the event was sold out, ” says GHS’s Molly Murrill. “The proceeds will help pay for renovations at the GHS’s upper campus kitchen, and will also reignite the Culinary Arts program for our students. ”
Chef Rosenberg will work with ZoZo’s executive chef Mikey Fortino and ZoZo’s former executive chef Brett Smith on a five course meal for guests Sunday December 18.
ZoZo’s owner John Ferrigno, who has two kids at Gifft Hill School himself, came up with the idea for the fundraiser.
You can still buy $50 raffle tickets for a trip for two to Sonoma County wine country.