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V.I.'s Top Cooks, Volunteers Sought for UVI's 19th Afternoon of the Green
The Virgin Islands' top cooks are invited to enter their favorite food dishes – entrees, side dishes, drinks and desserts – in the competition at the University of the Virgin Islands' 19th annual Afternoon on the Green. UVI's annual "friend-raiser" is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, on the St. Thomas campus golf course. This year's theme is "Be Seen on the green for Cultural Cuisine!"
Along with the food competition, where members of the community sample dishes and cast ballots for their favorites, the day features live entertainment, admission prizes, children's games and family fun. Also featured are informational booths that focus on how the community can take advantage of UVI's wide array of academic, public service and research offerings.
General volunteers, and especially those with valid health cards who can act as food servers, are also sought. Individuals who wish to enter a dish or participate as a server or general volunteer should call UVI's Office of Institutional Advancement at 693-1040.

Performers Sought for St. Croix Student Talent Show on March 14
UVI's St. Croix campus Office of Student Activities is seeking musicians, singers, rappers, chanters, actors, dancers and other performers for its spring semester talent show – "UVI @ the Improv" – to be held on March 14. Entry forms are available at the Student Activities Lounge from students Joel Dorsett or Kelly-Ann Joseph. The show will be held at 8 p.m. in the UVI Cafetorium on the St. Croix campus. For details call 692-4228.
Playing Ring: 'A Fungi Jamboree' Set Feb. 2 at UVI's Reichhold Center
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts presents “Playing Ring: A Fungi Jamboree” on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The fun starts with the traditional marketplace at 6 p.m. on the Reichhold grounds. Local foods, arts and crafts will be featured. The music begins in the theatre at 8 p.m. The Fungi Jamboree will feature the St. Croix Quelbe band Native Rhythm – with special guest artist Jamesie Brewster, the Anguilla scratch band Smokey and the Boys, and Puerto Rican music from Victor Manuel Reyes y El Barrio.
Tickets – at $12, $18 and $35 – are available at Modern Music, the UVI Bookstore, V.I. Bridal & Tuxedo, Urban Threadz, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Island Video (Nisky), Home Again (Red Hook) and the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559. Details are available on line at Reichhold Center web site: www.reichholdcenter.com.
UVI to Host Tax Preparation Workshops for Farmers on St. Thomas, St. Croix
Tax preparation workshops for Virgin Islands farmers are scheduled on Jan. 30 on St. Thomas and Jan. 31 on St. Croix. The workshops are designed to assist farmers with proper filing procedures, to take full advantage of available tax breaks, and to meet requirements of the V.I. Code. They are offered by the V.I. Department of Agriculture, the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue and UVI's Small Business Development Center. Forms such as the Schedule F “Profit or Loss from Farming” and Form 242VI “Information to Support Claim for Subsidy of 90% of Income Taxes Paid under the Farmers, Fishermen, and Consumers Assistance Act of 1997” will be explained.
The St. Thomas workshop is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center. On St. Croix, the workshop will be held at the UVI Research and Extension Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. All farmers are encouraged to attend. For details, contact the V.I. Department of Agriculture at 778-0997 on St. Croix or 774-5182 on St. Thomas.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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