Vacationer or visitor, there are lots of worthy causes on the island that, in exchange for your support, Will also show you a good time. The annual Sprauve School Benefit, at Caneel Bay, is a wonderful event. The food is great, the wine wonderful, and the raffle and silent auctions very rewarding, no matter whether you win or lose. The gala will be Saturday, Jan. 22. Tickets are $75/person. For reservations, call Peggy Blitz at 340-715-6622.
Then there's the St. John Art Festival, Feb. 19-26.