Tuesday of next week is what traditional Church calendars call Shrove Tuesday, a day to confess sins and receive Divine shrove.

Enjoy the latest in island fashion at the Crucian Fashion Fest 2020, to be held Sunday at the Fred Boutique Hotel in Frederiksted. Custom apparel, fine jewelry and more by local designers and retailers will be highlighted. All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix. Tickets…

Viva Italia! Pistarckle Theater in Tillett Gardens will host an Italian food, wine, music and chocolate festival tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The festival brings Italy to the islands as it showcases culinary creations paired with Italian wines and decadent chocolates. Musical, theatrical a…

Artist, educator and culture producer La Vaughn Belle will be the guest speaker at this month’s In Good Company to be held Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Company House Hotel. The free social hour celebrates local entrepreneurs and business owners. As a visual artist, Belle’s work has centered a…

The St. Croix Foundation for Community Development has been chosen to lead the Kids Count initiative in the U.S. Virgin Islands by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national philanthropy organization focused on child well-being.

Who can forget the wonderful comic line in “West Side Story,” when a prospective criminal defendant gang member pretends to defend himself, pleading along these lines, “Your honor, I’m depraved on account of being deprived!”

Sausagefest 2020 will be held Saturday starting at 4 p.m. at Ziggy’s Island Market in Estate Solitude, St. Croix. Sample dozens of sausage dishes from around the world, while enjoying live music by Jahnee Redlocks and Da Re a We, sausage trivia, raffles and more. Proceeds from food sales and…

The third St. Thomas/St. John Youth Scholastic Chess Tournament for the 2019-2020 school year was conducted at Lockhart Elementary School on Saturday, involving students from all private and public schools on St. Thomas and St. John. A total of 60 students participated in this event sponsore…

The observance of Black History Month traces its authenticity, in significant part, to a summons of approval, articulated during the U.S. Bicentennial celebration in 1976.

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. Join the Forum for a screening of Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Antilles School’s Prior-Jolleck Hall. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the duo of Eric Owens an…

Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction, St. John will be hosting the opening of the art exhibition “The Samuel Siblings” tonight at 6 p.m., with live music by Eva Chinnery and Friends. The exhibition will feature new works by brother and sister artists, Avelino and Karen Samuel, born and r…

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Mu Gamma Omega Chapter on St. Croix, under the leadership of Tresa M. Civil, president, and Lisa Mitchell-Harris, vice president, hosted a Day of Service for residents of Flambouyant Gardens in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

The celebration of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple 40 days after his birth consists of a collection of lessons, for the most part suggested in the ceremonial codes of the Mosaic Law, especially in the Book of Leviticus, and alluded to in Luke. They include:

The first Jazz in the Park concert this year will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the National Park Service lot, which will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight.

Enjoy a moonlit tour of the St. George Village Botanical Gardens on St. Croix Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. led by Executive Director Dewey Hollister. The tour is followed by a concert by Danish guitarist Soren Madsen, known for playing everything from Mozart to Metallica.

Students from Project Promise’s Caterpillar Project program continued their annual tradition of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a day of service last week. This year, the Caterpillars, along with Project Promise staff, teamed up with local volunteers to replace the roof at …

St. Croix will be represented nationally in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVI on Sunday with one adorable adoptee named Rummy.

Matthew chapter 4, especially verses 12 to 23, describes in fascinating detail how at the age of approximately 30, Jesus started his adult ministry — fulfilling much of what of the Book of Isaiah said in the opening verses of chapter 9 written about 800 years earlier.

The United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands will host a Jewels & Gems Masquerade Gala Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The fundraiser supports the Community First Initiative to establish multipurpose community centers throughout the territory. The centers …

Get an inside look at life in the palace with a live screening of the National Theater’s “The Audience” Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School, presented by The Forum.

Take your taste buds on a tour of the world with Antilles School Parent Teacher Association’s International Dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school’s Mark C. Marin Center. Celebrate the island’s diverse community with a sampling of dishes and desserts. Tickets for students are $15;…

Submissions accepted: The Caribbean Writer is now accepting submissions for Volume 35 under the 2020 theme “Diasporic Rhythms: Interrogating the Past, Imagining a Future.”

Cruz Bay’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church came into existence in the 1960s due to the generosity of visitor-turned-resident William Callahan, and now the church hopes similar generous acts will facilitate the building of a Catholic church in Coral Bay — on King Hill Road just past …

This is not about a pop band named Jesus, Martin, Peter and Paul. Instead, it is about four monumental days that come at this time in the church year and have important common threads.

The two-day Bordeaux Farmers Rasta Agricultural and Cultural Vegan Food Fair will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Bordeaux. The fair, under the theme “23 Years of Hardship, Hurricanes & Happiness,” is hosted by Conch Shell Media and We Grow Food Inc., and will feature agricul…

‘Our Sacred Moments’ photography exhibit

Eighty-nine-year-old Joy Ryan and her 38-year-old grandson Brad Ryan enjoyed all the Virgin Islands National Park has to offer this week. The duo set out on boating trips with Palm Tree Charters, Flyaway Charters, and Kekoa; they hiked Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach; and they spotted se…

The Memorial Moravian Church on St. Thomas greeted its new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Cortroy Jarvis, during an installation service at the church on Sunday.

Holy Name Day! On the eighth day of Jesus’s incarnate life, he was circumcised and thereby committed to the Covenant of Abraham as a faithful and faith-filled Jew. And the baby was given the name “Jesus” — which is our English rendering of the Hebrew “Yehshua,” like the English name Joshua.