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Mark Your Calendar: Community Events Briefing

Community Center / News / Virgin Islands / October 2, 2014

The following are some upcoming community events you should know about.


Register to Vote!

The November 4 General Election is mere weeks away…and this is your last chance to register to vote! To accommodate the high numbers of prospective voters, the St. Croix District Board of Elections
has extended voter registration hours Mon., Sept. 29 to Sun., Oct. 5.

The remaining dates and times are:

  • October 2 & 3  — 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • October 4 & 5 — Noon to 3:00pm

You may register at the Election Board office in the Sunny Isle Annex Unit 4, 93A (adjacent to K-mart Auto). VI Code recognizes Oct. 5 as the final day to register to vote.

For more information, please contact the Election System Office at (340) 773-1021.


FREE Fire Safety and Prevention Workshop

The Home Depot, in partnership with the V.I. Fire Service, V.I. Police Department and V.I.T.E.M.A. will present a fire safety and prevention workshop titled, “Don’t Play With Fire,” on Sat., Oct. 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Home Depot Parking Lot.

The event is chock full of a host of family-friendly activities, including:

  • VIPD Crime Prevention Bureau Presentation – Operation ID
  • Safety and Prevention Demonstrations
  • Product Knowledge – Smoke Detectors & Fire Extinguishers
  • Stop, Drop & Roll Technique
  • Kids Workshop

There also will be giveaways, raffle drawings and music. Plus, don’t miss special appearances by Smokey the Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog.

The event is FREE and open to the public.


Women’s Coalition of St. Croix to Hold Supermarket Campaign

In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and  its on-going effort to support victims of domestic abuse and violence, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix will host its annual Supermarket Campaign at Kmart West and Plaza East on Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 to collect items for its shelter. The organization is requesting donations of personal care items and toiletries.

A host of other activities will take place throughout the month. Please visit for more information.



Get Involved VI To Host Gubernatorial Forum

The non-partisan, political action group Get Involved VI will host a gubernatorial forum on Sun., Oct. 5 at the Charlotte Amalie High School Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns directly to candidates. The forum is a part of Get Involved VI voter-awareness campaign titled, “Talk is Cheap. Votes are Priceless.” For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at

The event is FREE and open to the public.


Sen. Nelson to Host Marijuana Forum with Medical Professionals

St. Croix Senator Terrance “Positive” Nelson, in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands, will host a public forum with medical professionals on the role marijuana plays in healthcare. The forum will be held on Mon., Oct. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of UVI’s Administration and Conference Center. There will be question and answer segments throughout.

The event is FREE and open to the public.


If you have a public service announcement or community event you wish to have featured on VI Consortium, please email us at [email protected].



Cynthia Graham

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