The Annaberg Plantation was one of the biggest of St. John’s 25 active sugar producing factories of the 1700s. By the early 19th century, Annaberg also produced molasses and rum for export. It was named after plantation owner William Gottschalk’s daughter and translates to Anna’s Hill. Slave…

Take a stroll along the self-guided Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail through the historic ruins of the Sugar Bay Plantation. The nature loop with a scenic view of the Caribbean Sea is located directly across from Cinnamon Bay Campground. The half-mile trail also includes a boardwalk for easy access…

Located on the West End of St. Croix, the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1984, when 340 acres were purchased from the West Indies Investment Company. The land was purchased specifically to protect nesting habitats of endangered leatherback sea turtles. The leatherbac…

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Despite rain, the threat of a tropical storm and COVID-19 restrictions, the voices of the sevenminusseven art collective will not be denied. After three attempts to offer their art exhibit, “The Joy Inside Our Tears,” they are now taking it online with their first-ever virtual exhibit tour.

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It’s time to splash and dash at CTC Charters and Tubes’ new Splash Zone Aqua Park. The park, which opened Saturday, is holding relay races this weekend to introduce this new family oriented attraction at Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas.

The Caribbean Genealogy Library, a research library for history, culture and genealogy located in St. Thomas, will hold its first virtual event Sunday at 1 p.m. on Zoom. Danish historian and author Ann Nørregaard will discuss her book “Dollar fo’ Dollar Kulkvinderne på St. Thomas 1870-1917” …

The Agricultural Market in Bordeaux, St. Thomas, is held the second and last Sunday of every month. A variety of fresh produce, herbs and vegetarian dishes are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts will be provided for the kids. For more information, call Brother Imani of We Grow …

Law & Crime, the leading live trial and true crime network, has announced its expansion into many of the most popular tourist spots in the Caribbean. The network recently expanded with cable providers in the U.S., including Verizon FiOS and Cincinnati Bell, and has now extended its reach…

Join Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights for a virtual quelbe concert Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The concert, to be held via Zoom, will include the band’s classic quelbe sounds, with prizes for best cultural wear. Join the Zoon party at https://US02WEB.zoom.us/J/88449800194. Meeting I.D. is…

Art Uncorked, a weekly art class hosted by St. Thomas resident Amy Gibbs, returned this past week after a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic disease. The two-hour class takes place on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m.

There are different projects each week that allow the participants to experiment with numerous types of painting styles such as acrylic, water color, pastel, and oil. In addition to these painting techniques, other projects include wine glass painting and recycled art.

For Gibbs, creating art is a therapeutic exercise in which people from all walks of life can find a soothing sense of relaxation. She started this class because art has had a profound effect on her life and she wants to share that joy and ease with others.

Gibbs also wanted to create a class that allows the community to come together for a period of time and simply live in the moment. People just show up, paint what they feel, sip some wine, and share a few laughs. Wigs and costumes are also available for those interested in dressing up and being extra creative while painting.

Although artists of all skill levels are encouraged to attend the class, no amount of artistic talent is needed for one to enjoy the class. Gibbs said that she understands that many people without a background in art are scared to try painting because they feel that they are not good enough and that they might embarrass themselves. However, Gibbs revealed that one of her most rewarding feelings is when a novice artist who hasn’t painted since the second grade finally picks up the brush again and taps into his or her creative potential.

Even though Art Uncorked is a great way to meet other people on the island, there are also options for those wishing to take the class with friends and family. Groups of friends can schedule art parties in which they get to choose the specific project that interests them. Also, there are Family Nights intended to strengthen the bond between parents and their children. Gibbs stated that it is a great opportunity for kids to put down their smart phones and allow the family to enjoy the art that they created with one another.

Those who are interested can sign up for Art Uncorked classes by registering online at www.artuncorkedvi.com. Tickets are $40 per person and wine bottles can be purchased for $10. For private events, call 340-514-5257.

A combination of virtual and live concerts by local musicians can be enjoyed as venues slowly and cautiously book live performances in the coming weeks. Virtual jams can be viewed on each musicians’ individual Facebook page. Visit Street Level VI’s Facebook page for an updated list of local music.

Caribbean food and beverage industry aficionados have been raising their glasses every Friday evening to toast the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) new “Limin’ wid Taste” expositions. The organization’s Taste of the Caribbean judges, some of the region’s leading mixologists, …

Like all other non-essential businesses in the Virgin Islands, Coral World Ocean Park temporarily closed its doors March 25, in order to comply with the governor’s order to contain spread of the coronavirus.

Get a little culture in your life without leaving your couch. Google Arts and Culture offers online virtual tours and exhibits from some of the most famous museums in the world. With more than 2,500 museums and galleries participating, the collection includes the British Museum in London, th…

WTJX has partnered with trainers in the territory to bring televised workout and yoga sessions for adults and children.

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Mango Tango Art Gallery opens two exhibitions tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mel McCuddin offers 25 new oil paintings and Jessica Rosenberg displays her current ceramic sculpture in 10 bird-themed works, as well as her functional pottery. Meet the artists at the wine reception. The show cont…

The 24th annual 8 Tuff Miles road race will be held Saturday starting at 7:15 a.m. The course begins at sea level in Cruz Bay and travels to Coral Bay, St. John via Centerline Road. Along the way, participants will reach an elevation of 999 feet There is approximately 1,400 feet of elevation…

Trumpet master Eddie Russell and his band will invoke the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and several other jazz greats, past and present, at a special Black History Month edition of Jazz in the Park tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. inside the bandstand on the lawn of Fort Christiansvaern.

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts will host an evening catered towards Virgin Islands black history and music on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the St. Croix Dorsch Center. This event will feature poets, designers and local artists. Guests include Richard Schrader, Geron Richards, Cede…

Visit sevenminusseven gallery to celebrate their third birthday and 12-year anniversary Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight to view the “In Pursuit of Nothing” art exhibit featuring 29 different artists. There will be food by Barefoot Buddha, coffee by V.I. Coffee Roasters and music by Lourdes …

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…

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