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Holiday Arts, Crafts and Music Festival - STT
...sharing some information on some upcoming local events.
ARTS ALIVE presents the Annual Holiday Arts, Crafts and Music Festival
November 24th, 25th & 26th from 10am to 5pm
The festival will boast the arts and crafts of more than 30 local artists and artisans. On Friday and Saturday there will be live music, a silent auction, raffle and lots of free activities for the kids. This year we are featuring the Kid’s Corner where children can create their own art and win prizes. Sunday is art only all day!
The Festival will feature some fantastic creations!
Fine artists include: Lucinda O’Connell – Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Paintings; Ahmed Al-Arefi – pastel portraits and Oil Paintings; Marilyn Fredericks – Watercolor Paintings; Aphrodite – Oil Paintings; Jaqueline Cawley – Oil Paintings, Watercolors and Acrylics; Frank & Sherry Sharpe – Pencil, Oils, Plaster; Anita de la Cruz – Oil Paintings, Batik and watercolors; Tillett Gallery – Silk Screen island maps
Jewelry makers include: Caribbean Glo – Handmade beaded jewelry,: Tiffany Miller – Beaded jewelry and accessories; Betsy Pfordresher-LaPlace – Original sterling silver and gold jewelry; Leah Norton – Wire wrapped jewelry; Lisa Nunes – Handcrafted beaded jewelry, Kirsten Brunn - Handmade semiprecious stone jewelry, Cindy born – Gold and Silver Jewelry made from black coral, sea glass, beads and gemstones; EmOcean – Ocean inspired art and jewelry; Staci Morgan – Custom beaded jewelry
Clay Artists include: Lynn Berry - Ridvan Studio, Alison Davis – Alison’s Wonderland, Kimberly Young - ceramist, Ruth Prager – Kazooti Clay Studio
Crafts include: Gwen Harley’s Historic dolls; Jason Budsan - Caribbean Herbals Candles & Soaps; Anne Marie Kissel - fabric arts & quilts; Mary Mercer – Handmade soaps and lotions; Cheryl’s Taste of Paradise – Homemade Sauces, Jerks and Jams; Barbara Mark – Afro centric creations; Dorothy Mercer – Handcrafted purses and guava berry liqueur, Holly Bowen – Macrame plant hangers; Cindy Male – Fiber Art; Mary Louise Lauffer – collages, prints & calabash crafts; Merry Phillips – Handmade Christmas ornaments; Linda Wilcox – Scented and beaded ornaments; Laurie Hamilton – Fabric covers and beaded ornaments; DeLois Abraham – Handcrafted placemats
Food includes: Jack’s Restaurant – If you haven’t tried their wings, you don’t know Jack! Harriett Mercer – funnel cakes and local drinks, T&T Delight – fabulous frozen fruit drinks.
The Holiday festival is going to be a fun filled weekend with lots of free activities for the kids. Kids will have a chance to create their own artwork and win prizes for their efforts in the Kid’s Corner on Friday & Saturday from 11am to 4pm. We’ll have a clown providing balloon animals, face painting and temporary tattoos on Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Candle making demonstrations will take place at 2:15 Friday – Sunday. Raku demonstrations will take place at 12pm Friday - Sunday.
For booth space rental or for more information call 776-8566 or stop by Kazooti Clay Studio in Tillett Gardens.
Arts Alive is administered by the Tillett Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. This project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency in Washington, D.C.
ST. THOMAS RADIOLOGY WOMEN’S SAILING REGATTA & TENNIS TOURNAMENT SET FOR NOVEMBER 10 TO 12
Promoting woman’s sailing and tennis, and the camaraderie that comes from a weekend of close-knit competition, is the goal behind the St. Thomas Radiology Women’s Sailing Regatta & Tennis Tournament, set for November 10 to 12, at the St. Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
“It’s a weekend where women can get together with one another, renew old friendships and create new ones, while having the chance to compete in a sport they really enjoy,” says Verian Aguilar, who is co-chairing the event with Jessica Rosenberg.
Built on Strong Foundations
St. Thomas’ Nance Frank, with assistance from Dee Spear, started the women’s sailing regatta as a one-day event back in 1986. Over the years, this event has grown from one day to three with over 60 women participating from the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Antigua, St. Maarten, all three U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. mainland participating. In addition, five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and former World Women’s Laser Champion, Betsy Allison, visited to coach participants in 2000 and 2001.
As a direct result of this event, Antigua and St. Maarten have organized Ladies Laser competitions, developing a Caribbean Women's Laser Circuit. “Through these regattas, more women feel at ease entering the world of sailing,” Rosenberg says.
After a five-year lull, the women’s sailing regatta is back with the new twist of a simultaneous tennis tournament.
“There aren’t enough tennis tournaments on the island, and no women’s events,” says Elsbeth Rowaan-Bartlett, tournament organizer. “Like the sailing regatta, we hope to entice women who normally don’t play in tournaments. Women of all ages from 13 up are invited.”
What To Expect
Teen girls and women, ages 12 and older, are welcome to enter the regatta portion of the event. Classes include Lasers – Radial and 4.7 sails – and Club 420s. Lasers are a single-sail dinghies recognized as an Olympic class and skippered by one person. Club 420s are the high school sailing dinghy of choice and sailed by two people, a skipper and a crew. The double-handed feature of the Club 420 allows women to team up and race. This is an excellent opportunity for women who aren’t sure they’re able to skipper a dinghy themselves or for mother-daughter teams. The race format will be round robins on windward-leeward and triangular-shaped courses in Cowpet Bay, St. Thomas. Maurice Kurg will be conducting a practice clinic on November 10, while Carlos Aguilar will lead a rules seminar.
The cost to enter the sailing event is $95 per person, which includes the entry fee, T-shirt and meals.
The tennis portion of the event will include Women’s A, Women’s B and Women’s Open Doubles. Matches will be a best of three tiebreak sets, depending on the number of entrants. Balls and T-shirts will be provided. The registration fee is Singles $30/person, Doubles $20/person, and $45 for two events.
On land, sailors and tennis players will enjoy meals together, live entertainment and an Awards BBQ.
For More Information
For more information and to register, contact the St. Thomas Yacht Club at 340-775-6320.
St. Thomas Radiology Associates is a full service diagnostic imaging center, with a new Women’s Imaging Center that offers a comfortable private area designed exclusively for women’s services including bone densitometry assessments, mammograms and ultrasound studies. The addition of more sophisticated MRI technology provides more precise images and vastly improved diagnostic capabilities. Dr. Jeffrey Guller, a board-certified radiologist specializing in interventional procedures, joins Dr. Rosenberg in practice. St. Thomas Radiology Associates is located in Suite #103, Paragon Building, behind the Roy L. Schneider Hospital in St. Thomas.