- By Claudia Colli
Candyland at Island Last Resort
Make sure to get out to The Island Last Resort on Saturday, April 30th for the first annual Candyland Festival. This Electro-Caribbean Music Festival will be a fusion of new electronic beats with Caribbean rhythms. There will be fire dancers, a massive bonfire, cocktail bar, a beer bar, and a Bounce VI light show. DJs Negril, Lora, Bertrum, along with a special guest DJ will help make this a memorable evening. The Island opens at 5pm for Happy Hour and live performances will begin at 6:30pm. The cover charge is $15 at the dock and includes a Welcome Drink. A boat ride will depart for The Island every 30 minutes from Trellis Bay by The Island Last Resort sign. Or, bring your own boat; dock space and overnight mooring balls are available. For more information and reservations call 394-0100.
Dolphin Discovery Toy Drive
Donate a toy and swim with the dolphins this Saturday, April 30th. The fourth annual "10,000 Smiles" shares the love with needy children by collecting donated toys to be distributed by island charities. Children from one to 17 years old must give a toy with a minimum cost of $15. (Please make sure that they are new unopened toys). Children under five must be accompanied by a paying adult. Cost for adults is $45 and photo CDs are available at $15 per person. There is no better way to make your own child happy with a dolphin swim – and put a smile another child's face too. For more information contact Dolphin Discovery at 494-7675.
Party on Park Lane
The Tortola Pier Park is the place to be on Friday, April 29. Starting at 4:30pm and going on until 9pm, the "Party on Park Lane" will bring this new Road Town shopping and entertainment district to life with a live band and the popular DJ Dre. Myetts and Aromas will also have their own DJs. The stores at TPP will be in on the action, with a "Fast-dash Sale" featuring significant discounts on products and services for two hours starting at 5pm.
Bug Out VG Clean-up
Eliminating disease carrying mosquitos is at the top of the agenda when Virgin Gorda residents hold a Breeding Site Reduction Community Clean-up on Sunday, April 30th beginning at 7am. The starting points are the HLSCC Virgin Gorda Campus parking lot in The Valley and Captain Owen Harrigan Visitors' Center in Gun Creek. For more information on this non-profit intitiative to control mosquitoes in Virgin Gorda go to www.butouttogether.org or visit their Facebook page – www.facebook.com/bugoutbvi.
Myett's TPP and CGB
It's Super Saturday with DJ music at the Chill Zone at the Tortola Pier Park in Road Town on Saturday, April 29th. Then, next weekend starting on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th Myett's Cane Garden Bay will be hosting legendary blues recording artists, Kal David and Miss Lauri Bono who will take the stage from 8pm to 11pm. They will also be performing on May 11th, 12th and 21st.