13th Annual VI ASAPH (Virgin Islands Always Sanctified, Always Praising Him) Worship Conference will be held this weekend, starting tonight at the St. Thomas Assembly of God Church at 7 p.m.
The conference’s theme “Let Everything That Has Breath, Praise The Lord!” will be celebrated with inspirational music, praise teams, psalmists, dance ministries and flags and banner ministries.
A praise parade will be held Saturday from Rothschild Francis Market Square to Emancipation Park, with a concert of praise immediately following from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. The celebration continues on Sunday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay, St. John, at 4 p.m. To register your ministry or group for the parade or for more information call Judy at 340-642-4732 or Tricia at 340- 626-2872.
The Color Purple
“Color Purple — The Musical” will be presented by Pistarckle Theatre in Tillett Garden on St. Thomas tonight through March 25.
The musical is a story about the lifelong love between two sisters based on the novel by Alice Walker. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for value seating, $30 for standard seating and $40 for premium seating. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.pistarckletheatre.com or call or text (340) 227-8451.
The 99th birthday celebration and post-dedication sponsored by the American Legion Posts and American Legion Auxiliary Units 90 and 131 will be held Saturday at the Viggo E. Sewer Post No. 131 Headquarters (the former Daniel’s Restaurant building) in Contant, St. Thomas, starting at 10 a.m.
My Girlfriend’s Closet
In celebration of women’s history and V.I. History Month, My Girlfriend’s Closet on King Street in Christiansted, St. Croix, will host a social on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to connect girlfriends across the island and empower them through fashion, faith and friendship. There will be treats, sales and free product testing from Cultured Naturals.
The Central High School Class of 2008 will hold a St. Patrick’s Day juice and sweets bake sale fundraiser Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in downtown Christiansted, St. Croix.
The Virgin Islands Cycling Foundation Donald’s Challenge — South Shore Dolphin Tail cycling race is set for Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the South Shore of St. Croix. The race offers 20, 30 and 40 mile courses. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 340-332-6282.
The Many Uses of Bones Workshop will feature the ancient pre-Columbian craft of making tools or jewelry out of bones. The workshop will be held Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mount Victory Camp in Frederiksted, St Croix. Fee is $15 per person. Call (340) 201-7983 or email email@example.com.
Dog and car wash
The Humane Society of St. Thomas will hold a dog and car wash Sunday in the Yacht Haven Grande parking lot on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wash your dog for $10, car for $20 or SUV for $25. T-shirts, Humane Society license plates, pet treats and toys will also be available for sale. All proceeds go to the Pets With Wings program.
Pistarckle Theatre will hold casting calls for their May comedy “Going to Come Back” on Sunday and Monday at 6 p.m. at the theatre in Tillett Garden on St. Thomas. Several male and female roles are available. Contact Director Frank Bartolucci for details and cast openings at (340) 998-5611 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baho el Sol Gallery and the Gris Gris Project in Mongoose Junction on St. John will host an open meeting for all artists, musicians, culture bearers, historians, arts and cultural advocates and arts organizations on St. John on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Representatives from FEMA, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and The St. John Community Foundation’s long-term recovery group, St. John Angels, will be present to ascertain the needs of the arts community, provide support in the recovery process and offer guidance for preparedness for the future.
Undercover Books and Gifts on St. Croix will offer a book club meeting at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday to discuss the book “This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel. Refreshments and snacks are provided for each meeting.
The Alex Brown Trio with Victor Provost will present a Master Class at UVI Wednesday evening at 7p.m. in the Music Building with the UVI Jazz Band and high school students.
As part of the Education Department’s Music in Our Schools Month, John H. Woodson Junior High School will hold its 22nd annual band recital at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on St. Croix at 7 p.m.
Business After Hours
The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours will be held at La Reine Chicken Shack on Thursday, from 5:50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Preserving Paradise Team will discuss how green technologies, renewable energy, green infrastructure and recycling/composting can pave the way for the Virgin Islands to become more resilient and more competitive from an economic point of view. Hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, music and door prizes will be provided.
OneLove UVI will be having a LGBTQ Pride movie night on Thursday in the residence hall conference room on the St. Thomas campus. Refreshments will be served. The movie “Prayers for Bobby” is schduled for 9 p.m.
Light Up the Night
The 2018 Light Up the Night, an evening of support and remembrance benefitting the St. John Cancer Fund, will be held March 24 from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Park. A children’s parade will commence before the event at 3:30 p.m. The entry fee is $100 per team Registration is available online at www.stjohncancerfund.org.