2017 Ponte Vedra Auto Show

09/10/2017 9:00 am - 09/10/2017 3:00 pm
Nocatee Town Center, County Road 210, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States

2017 Ponte Vedra Auto Show presented by Fields Auto Group

Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 10 /9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Nocatee Town Center

460 Town Plaza Ave, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081

Info: The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show presented by Fields Auto Group is set for Sept. 10. Up to 150 classic and new collector cars will be vying for one of the show’s 30+ trophies. Nocatee’s Town Center welcomes us for our second year for what will be a very special event. For more information and to register your vehicle, visit www.pvautoshow.com

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    Evening Meeting at Caffé Andiamo’s Monday 4/17/17   $22, 630pm- 8 pm Kathy Kiernan Tusa will talk about “Self-Defense for Ladies” www.pontevedrawomansclub.com
  • 04/21/2017 - 04/22/2017 All day
    Earth Day Environmental Challenge Weekend April 21-22 at Galimore Center April 22nd is Earth Day, and once again Lincolnville’s Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street, will be the venue of an Environmental Challenge Weekend, providing educational and entertaining fun for the whole family. The two-day event will include a forum on Friday evening, followed by a March for Science and activities day on Saturday.  All events are free and open to the public.
  • 04/22/2017 12:00 pm - 04/22/2017 2:00 pm
    The Archaeological Institute of America--Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on April 22, 2017 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. William Keegan, a professor of Caribbean archaeology with the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.  The lecture is titled "Columbus and Cannibals in the Land of Cotton."  In the decade prior to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage there was a mad scramble to “discover” where Columbus made first landfall in the Americas.  Historians, geographers, geologists, navigators, computer specialists, journalists, and even archaeologists joined the hunt. Three locations still claim that honor. However, in the process of trying to solve this mystery, it became clear that virtually everything we thought we knew about Columbus was wrong.  This lecture focuses on archaeology's contributions to revealing the mysteries surrounding Columbus's voyages.  In the process Dr. Keegan will take the audience through lands of cotton and cannibals, and explore new research into production and exchange in the prehistoric Caribbean. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab.  On Saturday, parking is free and the faculty /staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com
  • 04/22/2017 6:30 pm - 04/22/2017 10:30 pm
    April 22: Annual Night of Caring “Unmask the Possibilities” from 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue will be hosting our Annual Night of Caring, Unmask The Possibilities, on April 22, 2017. It will be a masquerade theme! The excitement begins with a silent auction.  A live auction and plated dinner will follow later in the evening. In addition, we will have a full bar as well as live music all night long for dancing and fun! Over the years, Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue has had many supporters both in town and at the beach.  Please come and share our joy as we celebrate our synagogue at the beach. Lots of fun will be had, so be sure to join us! It’s going to be a wonderful evening. For more information, contact Jacquie Sinder at 273-9100.
  • 04/26/2017 7:00 pm - 04/26/2017 9:00 pm
    April 26th at 7 PM at Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue Hate Crimes, the FBI, and You Join us for a fascinating presentation from FBI special agents who are tasked with solving hate crimes across the country. Hear why their work is a top priority for the FBI's civil rights program and learn how you can help. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the discussion! This timely program is open to the community. For more information, call Beth El at 904-273-9100. Refreshments will be served!
  • 04/28/2017 - 04/29/2017 All day
    Apex Theatre Studio Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Apex Theatre, proudly announces that Apex Theatre Studio's Junior Musical Theater workshop will present Disney's The Lion King Jr. on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Tickets for Apex Theatre presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. are on sale now. Tickets for Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. are on sale now and available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. SHOW: Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. DATE: Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 TIME: Friday, April 28 Evening Performance Doors 7:00 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 Matinee Performance Doors 12:30 p.m. / Performance 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29 Evening Performance Doors 7:00 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. TICKET PRICE: $15.00 – General Reserved Seating WEBSITES: www.pvconcerthall.com; www.apextheatrejax.com
  • 04/28/2017 6:30 pm - 04/28/2017 10:30 pm
    The Party of the Decades is set for Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m, starting in the Roaring 20s, moving into the Groovy 60s and finishing in the Rockin’ 80s. Participants are encouraged to dress the part of their favorite decade at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, where there will be live music in the style of each of the decades along with free food and drinks. Tickets will be available at three different levels; level one will allow access into the Roaring 20s party, level two allows entry into the 20s and a move into the Groovy 60s, and the all-access pass will move guests through all the decades. For those who get stuck in the 20s, there will be an opportunity to upgrade to move into the 60s or all the way through to the 80s. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit www.partyofthedecades.com. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, contact Leigha Ward at leigha.ward@cfmedia.net. Party of the Decades is an exclusive event and you must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a ticket and participate.
  • 04/29/2017 11:00 am - 04/29/2017 6:00 pm
    April 29th 11am-6pm West Town Plaza World Golf Village Organized events all day & free to play! Potluck cook out 11-1 Hotdogs & burgers provided Hourly raffle & prizes facebook.com/thebigdaddygames 904-217-0723
  • 04/30/2017 3:00 pm - 04/30/2017 4:00 pm
    The North Florida Women's Chorale will present a concert on April 30, Sunday, at 3 pm at Beaches Chapel Church, 410 Florida Av. Neptune Beach.  "Food for Body and Soul: A Musical Feast for the Ears" is the title of this sometimes playful, sometimes serious, concert about what nourishes us.  The Chorale will sing "If Music Be the Food of Love", "I Gave My Love and Apple", "Hot Chocolate", "That's Amore", and "Music Down in My Soul".   "Famine Song" is a reminder that many people in the world do not have enough to eat so the Chorale is asking the audience members to bring canned or boxed non-perishable food to the concert.  The chorale has collected more than 100 pounds of food to take to B.E.A.M, a food bank, during the rehearsal season.  The hour-long concert by the 35 voice chorale, directed by Kerry Fradley and accompanied by Kathleen Vande Berg, is free and open to the public.  Please remember to bring canned goods to the concert.  For more information visit www.womenschorale.org.
  • 05/04/2017 5:30 pm - 05/04/2017 9:30 pm
    Tickets for Weezer go on sale this Friday, March 3 at 10 am at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Office, walk around the venue to scout your potential seat and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. SHOW: Weezer VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017 TIME: Doors 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm TICKET PRICES: $79.50 – General Admission Standing Pit $74.00 – Level 100 $64.00 – Level 200 $59.00 – Level 300 $44.00 – Obstructed View WEBSITE: www.weezer.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com
  • 05/07/2017 10:30 am - 05/07/2017 12:30 pm
    Homecoming at Palm Valley Baptist Church, 4890 Palm Valley Road. Celebrating 115 years! Join us on May 7th at 10:30 am for a day of worship, music and luncheon on the grounds of the newly renovated parsonage. Please call 285 2447 for more information or visit our website at www.palmvalleybaptistchurch.org.
  • 05/09/2017 5:30 pm - 05/09/2017 7:30 pm
    “It is happening again…” Celebrate “Twin Peaks” returning to our TVs on May 21 for Season 3 - “25 years later” - with Librarian Anne Crawford! “Twin Peaks” Fan Party Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:30—7:30 pm in the FOL Community Room Do you love “out-there“ TV like “The X-Files”, “Fringe”, “24”, “Stranger Things”, etc.? You have 90s TV cult favorite, “Twin Peaks,” to thank! Join us for a party you won’t soon forget! We’ll have some fine cherry pie, donuts, coffee, and more while answering “Twin Peaks” trivia questions for your chance to win a Blu-Ray set of the entire series plus the prequel movie, “Fire Walk with Me,” and then we’ll watch the “Twin Peaks” pilot episode on our large movie screen with surround sound. Join us as we travel back to Twin Peaks, a place both “wonderful and strange!” Spoilers abound at this event, for those who’ve never seen the series, so consider borrowing the series (and companion books!) from the Library to catch up before coming to this event. Thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
  • 05/10/2017 5:30 pm - 05/10/2017 7:30 pm
    The Art of Taking Tea A Dinner Time Tea and Talk Hosted by the Lightner Museum   Wednesday May 10, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M., Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area, St. Augustine, FL:  The Lightner Museum will be hosting an evening of education and entertainment for participants to learn about the development and social customs of  “taking tea” - whether Afternoon, High, or a working class dinner tea- while also enjoying period-correct food and service.   The event will be presented by Ms. Graham in coordination with the Cafe’ Alcazar.  The Garden Club of St. Augustine will assist in educating participants on the proper methods of setting a table and decorating with flowers for such occasions. Teas from Cultivate Tea & Spice Co. will be featured. Cost for this event is $50 per person which includes an array of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and cakes.  Champagne may be purchased for an additional $5 per glass.  
  • 05/11/2017 9:00 am - 05/11/2017 11:00 am
    Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet When: Thu, May 11, 9am – 11am Time:  9am – 11am Where:Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, s 32080, 8655 A1A S,St Augustine, FL 32080 Description:  Join Peggy of the St. Johns County Audubon as we walk the shore of Matanzas Inlet looking for nesting Wilson's Plovers and Least Terns. Meet at Matanzas Inlet Riverside parking lot, A1A South, just before the Matanzas Inlet Bridge on the west (right) side of the road. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, hat, binoculars, water, and an eagerness to look for unusual birds in the area. Let's help Peggy with her monthly data on the birds that frequent this Critical Wildlife Area designated by the FWC.
  • 05/16/2017 6:30 pm - 05/16/2017 8:30 pm
    South Africa's Birds & Beasts- Program When: Tue, May 16, Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: St. Johns River State College (ROOM C-116),2990 College Dr,St Augustine, FL 32084 Description: Speaker: Carly Wainwright South Africa is one of the top birding destinations in the world. It is a land of varied habitats hosting the most endemic and near-endemic bird species of any other African country. Join Carly Wainwright as she takes us on a visual trip to see some of the country’s birds. We’ll also see big game in their natural habitat. From the Western Cape to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we’ll explore the sights and sounds of this diverse country. For more information call 904-504-1240 . This program is brought to you by the St Johns County Audubon.
  • 05/17/2017 5:00 pm - 05/17/2017 7:00 pm
    Please join us at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort as we celebrate with all 160  Renaissance Hotels Worldwide   GLOBAL DAY OF DISCOVERY WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM   Renaissance Hotels is the hotel brand known around the world for helping travelers discover unexpected cultural experiences by offering interesting, indigenous, independent and intriguing places to see, products to purchase and historical finds that pique curiosity!!   Come join us and meet amazing local artists, historical reenactors and neighbors who produce memories for a lifetime.  
  • 05/21/2017 8:00 am - 05/21/2017 9:30 am
    Search for Red Knots at Huguenot Park- Field Trip with Duval Audubon
    WhenSun, May 21, 8:30am – 9:30am WhereHuguenot Park- Field Trip with Duval Audubon DescriptionAn RSVP is requested for this trip in the case that the meeting location information changes. Huguenot Park is a stopover for the hungry migrating Red Knots. Royal Terns and Laughing Gulls are also actively courting and this is a spectacular and unforgettable event!  Many photographic opportunities abound at this park so it is well worth the drive! Huguenot Memorial Park is one of the best places to see seabirds and shorebirds, and we hope to see a lot of them! We will meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot before the pay station. Drive straight in instead of turning right into the pay lane. We will spend a few minutes there and then go out to the end of the bay. Directions: Huguenot Park is located on A1A north of the Mayport ferry. If you cross the Dames Point Bridge going north, exit right (east) on Heckscher Drive. Follow it past the ferry slip to the blinking yellow light before Fort George Inlet. Turn right into the clearly marked entrance and go straight to the first parking lot. From I-95, take Zoo Parkway/Heckscher Drive to 10980 Heckscher Drive, entrance at the blinking light on the right. Location 10980 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL. We plan to meet at 8:00 a.m. at the parking lot outside the entrance gate Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle Call Jean Rolke at 904-504-1240 if you are interested in carpooling. The less vehicles we take the better!
  • 05/22/2017 11:30 am - 05/22/2017 1:00 pm
    Luncheon at Sawgrass Country Club Monday 5/22/17    $22,  1130am- 1pm Chris Hoffman, Executive Director of Beaches Museum, will give us an overview of the museum and a preview of a new fall exhibit on Mineral City (Ponte Vedra) History   www.pontevedrawomansclub.com
  • 06/03/2017 9:00 am - 06/03/2017 12:00 pm

    Open Auditions: Children of Eden The age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) Book by John Caird Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

    Saturday, June 3 9 am – noon – Fine Arts Center Sunday, June 4 2 pm – 6 pm – Choir Room

    At Christ Episcopal Church

    400 San Juan Dr. Ponte Vedra

      Production Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2017 Produced by CEC Theater Please prepare a short monologue and short song. Contact mrob3613@aol.com to arrange an audition time.   More info at christepiscopalchurch.org/auditions
  • 06/04/2017 2:00 pm - 06/04/2017 6:00 pm

    Open Auditions: Children of Eden The age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) Book by John Caird Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

    Saturday, June 3 9 am – noon – Fine Arts Center Sunday, June 4 2 pm – 6 pm – Choir Room

    At Christ Episcopal Church

    400 San Juan Dr. Ponte Vedra

      Production Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2017 Produced by CEC Theater Please prepare a short monologue and short song. Contact mrob3613@aol.com to arrange an audition time.   More info at christepiscopalchurch.org/auditions
  • 06/08/2017 9:00 am - 06/08/2017 11:00 am
    Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet When: Thu, June 8, 9am – 11am Time:  9am – 11am Where:Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, s 32080, 8655 A1A S,St Augustine, FL 32080 Description:  Join Peggy of the St. Johns County Audubon as we walk the shore of Matanzas Inlet looking for nesting Wilson's Plovers and Least Terns. Meet at Matanzas Inlet Riverside parking lot, A1A South, just before the Matanzas Inlet Bridge on the west (right) side of the road. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, hat, binoculars, water, and an eagerness to look for unusual birds in the area. Let's help Peggy with her monthly data on the birds that frequent this Critical Wildlife Area designated by the FWC.
  • 06/10/2017 10:00 am - 06/10/2017 12:00 pm

    The St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) invites aspiring writers, poets, composers, musicians & all interested other artists to join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 am to noon in the school auditorium at St. Paul’s Church, Riverside, 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.

     

    Featured Speaker – Bart Price

     

    Topic – Appreciating the Beauty and Power of Poetry. 

  • 06/10/2017 7:00 pm - 06/10/2017 9:00 pm
    It is a race with a sweet reward; the Run for the Pies hosted by 1st Place Sports. The run, which is on June 10 at The Jacksonville Landing, was started in 1979 and includes a Nike Championship Race and an Open 5K. All runners have the chance to win money, awards and pies. The entrance fee is $30 from June 1 through June 9 and $35 on the day of the race. Runners can register at  http://1stplacesports.com/races/pies/.   The Nike Championship Race is open only to those elite runners who have hit certain times in a 5K within the last year. For men, they must have run a 5K under 17 minutes and women will have had to run a 5K under 20 minutes. Nike running shoes will be given to each man who breaks 16:15 and each female who breaks 19:00. This race gets underway at 7 p.m. and the course is five loops, which makes it ideal for spectating.   The Open 5K is open to all runners and walkers, except those who participated in the Nike Championship Race. The run begins at 7:30 p.m. and all finishers will receive a custom designed medal. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. Organizers will be handing out 200 pies to men who finish under 20 minutes and females who finish under 24 minutes, while the pies last. After the race, stick around for the block party, which begins at 8 p.m. and includes free beer for the runners and a pie eating contest. 1st Place Sports will also be hosting a huge raffle with a chance to win prizes including running clothes, running shoes, bags, and more. Run for the Pies is a grand prix event. Sponsors include Nike, Tropical Smoothie Café, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Massage Envy, Montoya & Associates, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Admira Dentistry, Orange Theory Fitness, Publix and WJXT.
  • 06/12/2017 9:00 am - 06/12/2017 12:00 pm
    Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church at 76 S. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach will hold a free Vacation Bible School from June 12th to 16th. Children 3 years old through fifth grade are welcome. The Bible school will be from 9 a.m. until Noon. On Friday, parents are invited for the celebration assembly at 11:15 followed by lunch and water slides until 2:00. The theme is Hero Central - Discover your strength in God. There will be Bible Stories, music, science, crafts, recreation and snacks. You can register at http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/PonteVedraUnitedChurch. You can contact Mary Margaret Barbour, Children's Minister, at 404-216-6208 or mmbarbour38@gmail.com.
  • 06/15/2017 6:30 pm - 06/15/2017 10:00 pm
    Tickets for Tig Notaro live on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices. Tickets will be available for purchase at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. SHOW: Tig Notaro DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017 TIME: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30p.m. TICKET PRICE: $40.00 – First 10 Rows $33.00 – Day of Show Ticket General Admission Standing WEBSITES: www.tignotaro.com; www.pvconcerthall.com
  • 07/30/2017 4:00 pm - 07/30/2017 11:00 pm
    ROOTS REGGAE BAND REBELUTION TO BRING THEIR “GOOD VIBES SUMMER TOUR 2017” FEATURING NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE, COLLIE BUDDZ, HIRIE AND DJ MACKLE LIVE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE JULY 30, 2017 Roots reggae heroes Rebelution return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with their “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017” featuring special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and guest DJ Mackle spinning in between sets on Sunday, July 30. Tickets for Rebelutions’s “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017” will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 16 at 1 p.m. Tickets for Rebelution “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017” with guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle will go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 1 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Office, walk around the venue and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. SHOW: Rebelution “GoodVibes Summer Tour 2017” featuring guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017 TIME: Doors 4:00pm / Show 5:20pm ADMISSION: $25.00 – Early Bird General Admission Ticket $35.00 – Advance General Admission Ticket $40.00 – Day of Show General Admission Ticket WEBSITE: www.rebelutionmusic.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com
  • 08/12/2017 10:00 am - 08/12/2017 12:00 pm
    The St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) invites aspiring writers, poets, composers, musicians & all interested other artists to join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 am to noon in the school auditorium at St. Paul’s Church, Riverside, 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.   Featured Speaker – Paula Babadi   Topic – Blogging.  
  • 08/25/2017 6:00 pm - 08/25/2017 8:00 pm
    THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS PRESENTS "WHO ARE YOU" AN EXHIBITION AT THE PONTE VEDRA CULTURAL CENTER   The public is invited to an exhibition presented by the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA).  The show will be in the Scene Gallery at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32082, beginning on August 25, 2017.   This exciting exhibit is entitled "Who Are You” and will showcase pieces by many of the award winning members of the organization.  The title and theme of this exhibition might be misleading.  It will NOT be a show with self-portraits of the artists, but rather a display of pieces which challenged the artists to create works of art, (both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional and both abstract and representational),   that represent their personality, their likes or dislikes, their hobbies or maybe even a clue to their family ancestors.   An opening reception and awards presentation, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.  The exhibit will run through September 29, 2017.
  • 08/27/2017 7:00 pm - 08/27/2017 9:00 pm
    "Saint Augustine of Hippo as Depicted in Art" Sunday, August 27 7 to 9 p.m. Treasury on the Plaza 24 Cathedral Place St. Augustine, FL 32084 Discover the fascinating art and imagery inspired by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Join internationally acclaimed art historian Elizabeth Lev as she takes viewers on an artistic journey through the ages, while exploring the life and writings of one of the most influential Christian theologians in history. Dr. Elizabeth Lev lives and teaches Art History in Rome. A prolific writer and popular speaker, she has presented a TED talk on the Sistine Chapel and has appeared on ABC Nightline, The Today Show, and The History Channel's "Museum Secrets" series. Click here to learn more about Dr. Lev. Admission is free.  Limited Seating.  Free Parking at Cathedral Parish School, 259 St. George Street.
  • 09/01/2017 - 10/01/2017 All day
    The St. Augustine Art Association turns the tables on museum etiquette this month by inviting visitors to touch the artwork! The 16th Annual Tactile Art Show will be on display at 22 Marine Street, September 1 - October 1, 2017.  The exhibit of all touchable art includes sculptures, woodworks, mixed media, ceramics, fiber pieces and interactive art created by professional and emerging artists. Each piece has a Braille sign, produced by students from Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB), under the direction of Nancy Berger, Braille Specialist. The 16th Annual Tactile Art Show is open free to the public.  St. Augustine Art Association gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and on Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.  Group tours are available by calling (904) 824-2310.  For more information about TOUCH St.Augustine, visit www.touchstaugustine.com or call (904) 824-2310.
  • 09/02/2017 8:00 am - 09/02/2017 10:00 pm
    The first ever Charity Tailgate Fest & Flea Market is a fundraising event to build support for the Legion so it can further support its veteran members and make sure it continues as "a place to do good". Listen to local bands, eat some local fare & watch the games on the big screen! American Legion Post #233 (560 North Wilderness Trail, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082), Saturday, September 2nd, Free Admission, *Flea Market Stall $10.00 8am: Flea Market 1pm: Live Band 3pm: UF v Michigan 6pm: Live Band 8pm: FSU v 'Bama
  • 09/05/2017 6:00 pm - 09/05/2017 8:00 pm
    Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential Attendance Zoning changes for the two new K-8 Schools currently under construction and opening for the 2018-2019 School Year.  K-8 School KK is located at 2135 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 and is being constructed using monies from the school impact fees, school proportionate share mitigation fees and the half-cent sales tax passed in November 2015.  K-8 School LL is located at 1365 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL, 32259 and is being constructed using monies from half-cent sales tax.  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to Heritage Park located off of Woodlawn Road and the Sawmill Landing development located off of SR 207, both in St. Augustine.   The meetings will take place as follows:
    • Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
    • Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Valley Ridge Academy, located at 105 Greenleaf Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL  32081
    • Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C, located at 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL  32084
      The same information will be discussed at all three meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance and there will be opportunities for public comment.   Proposals are currently being developed and could impact attendance zones and students at Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Otis A. Mason Elementary School, R.J. Murray Middle School, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, Patriot Oaks Academy, Sebastian Middle School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy.
  • 09/06/2017 5:00 pm - 09/06/2017 7:30 pm
    The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will hold its annual College and Career Night Wednesday, September 6 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Augustine High School located at 3205 Varella Avenue, St. Augustine. College and Career Night provides an excellent opportunity for St. Johns County high school students from both public and private schools to receive firsthand information on post-secondary educational opportunities. Representatives from over 75 colleges, universities, armed services, career institutes and trade schools will be available from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Families will find an increased presence of representatives with a focus on meeting their student’s diverse needs and expectations. The latest information on topics such as the college admissions process, college transition, scholarship and financial aid will also be available during information sessions from 5 – 7 p.m. While this event traditionally focuses on juniors and seniors, underclassmen are also encouraged to attend. Many colleges have very selective admissions criteria and students should start planning early. “We are delighted to provide an opportunity for families to meet with post-secondary representatives from across the state and the nation without having to travel outside of our county,” said Denise Sumerix, director for Guidance and Programs of Choice. “I love seeing the excitement that this event creates for our students as they explore their many options and renew their focus on goals.” The event is presented by the SJCSD Department of Guidance and Programs of Choice. For more information, please contact your school’s guidance department, visit the website at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/gpc/college/ or call Dana Chapman, Dept. of Guidance and Programs of Choice, at (904) 547-7754.
  • 09/07/2017 6:00 pm - 09/07/2017 8:00 pm
    Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential Attendance Zoning changes for the two new K-8 Schools currently under construction and opening for the 2018-2019 School Year.  K-8 School KK is located at 2135 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 and is being constructed using monies from the school impact fees, school proportionate share mitigation fees and the half-cent sales tax passed in November 2015.  K-8 School LL is located at 1365 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL, 32259 and is being constructed using monies from half-cent sales tax.  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to Heritage Park located off of Woodlawn Road and the Sawmill Landing development located off of SR 207, both in St. Augustine.   The meetings will take place as follows:
    • Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
    • Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Valley Ridge Academy, located at 105 Greenleaf Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL  32081
    • Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C, located at 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL  32084
      The same information will be discussed at all three meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance and there will be opportunities for public comment.   Proposals are currently being developed and could impact attendance zones and students at Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Otis A. Mason Elementary School, R.J. Murray Middle School, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, Patriot Oaks Academy, Sebastian Middle School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy.
  • 09/08/2017 9:00 am - 09/08/2017 10:00 am
    Music: Mini Moments at JCDS! September 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Come gather round the drums! This developmental music and movement class will have you and your child singing, dancing, and learning to make rhythmic and tonal patterns, playing instruments, and using fun props together with music. Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 09/14/2017 6:00 pm - 09/14/2017 8:00 pm
    Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential Attendance Zoning changes for the two new K-8 Schools currently under construction and opening for the 2018-2019 School Year.  K-8 School KK is located at 2135 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 and is being constructed using monies from the school impact fees, school proportionate share mitigation fees and the half-cent sales tax passed in November 2015.  K-8 School LL is located at 1365 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL, 32259 and is being constructed using monies from half-cent sales tax.  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to Heritage Park located off of Woodlawn Road and the Sawmill Landing development located off of SR 207, both in St. Augustine.   The meetings will take place as follows:
    • Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
    • Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Valley Ridge Academy, located at 105 Greenleaf Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL  32081
    • Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C, located at 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL  32084
      The same information will be discussed at all three meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance and there will be opportunities for public comment.   Proposals are currently being developed and could impact attendance zones and students at Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Otis A. Mason Elementary School, R.J. Murray Middle School, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, Patriot Oaks Academy, Sebastian Middle School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy.
  • 09/16/2017 10:30 am - 09/16/2017 12:30 pm
    THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS SEPTEMBER 16TH MEETING AT THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH   The public is invited to attend the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting on September 16th, at the Cultural Center AT Ponte Vedra Beach, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082.  The meeting will begin at 10:30.   The meeting will feature a presentation by abstract artist Princess Rashid.  Princess is a resident of Mandarin, but like many Jacksonville artists she has a studio in the CoRK district in Riverside.  In addition to being an abstract painter Princess is also a printmaker.  For her demonstration at the SoMMA meeting Princess will be showing her techniques in both mono-printing and collagraph—a type of collage printing. With an engaging personality, Princess is bound make this meeting of SoMMA both fun and educational.
  • 09/20/2017 7:00 pm - 09/20/2017 9:00 pm
    Chabad @ the Beaches Presents Rosh Hashanah Dinner A capacity crowd is expected at the Aaron and Blanche Scharf Chabad Center for Rosh Hashana dinner on Wednesday, September 20th following services at 7:00. The evening will feature a delicious four course meal.  The dinner will be catered by community chefs. Reservations are required $36 for adults $18 for children . For sponsorship opportunities or to RSVP please contact Chabad @ the Beaches via email:  info@ChabadBeaches.com or 904.543.9301. More information is available at www.ChabadBeaches.com/Hholidays. In addition to the Dinner Chabad @ the Beaches has posted its High Holiday Services schedule.  They will be "warm, friendly and traditional" according to Chabad's Executive Director, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky.  Organizers say that past year's services were a phenomenal success, with large crowds in attendance. Membership is not required to join.  All are welcome, regardless of background or affiliation. Donations are always appreciated.  In addition, a special children's program will accompany the adult services.  All prayers will combine the original Hebrew, as well as translated English. "According to tradition, at the New Year the doors of heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from every person," explains the Rabbi.  "It is in this spirit that we open our services to the entire community." Services will be held on Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year (September 20-22nd), as well as Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement (September 29th ).  They will be held at various times (as indicated below) at the Aaron and Blanche Scharf Chabad Center. For more information or to RSVP please visit www.ChabadBeaches.com/Hholidays or call: 904.543.9301
  • 09/21/2017 6:30 pm - 09/21/2017 7:30 pm
    A CLASSIC THEATRE HOSTS GATHERING  St. Augustine, FL__ ACT is hosting their annual Gathering on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30-7:30pm at the Art Studio located at 370 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. www.beachartstudio.com/ All those interested in the theater in St. Augustine are cordially invited to come out and meet us…old friends, new friends…all are welcome.  Refreshments and snacks will be served along with introductions to A Classic Theatre’s Board of Directors and its new president, Kathryn Masters. You will also get first glimpse of ACT’s plans for the 2017-18 season. This is an opportunity to come out and get connected with ACT.  There are opportunities for actors, directors, stage managers, backstage helpers and front-of-the-house volunteers. Questions?  Contact us at aclassictheatre@hotmail.com.  Check us out at www.aclassictheatre.org
  • 09/28/2017 6:30 pm - 09/28/2017 8:30 pm
    A CLASSIC THEATRE AUDITIONS ACT will hold auditions for the first two productions of the 2017-18 season on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm and Saturday, September 30 at 1:00pm at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall Community Room, 2200 A1A South (at A1A and 16th Street), St. Augustine Beach Be prepared to read from the script.  Bring a current headshot and resume.   “The Real Housewives of Tennessee (Williams)” Conceived and directed by Kathryn Masters Production Scheduled for: Early December 2017 Roles for:  Male and Female Adult Actors Two acts of selections from Williams’ one-acts which feature Williams’ wonderfully complex women.   “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage Production Scheduled for February 2018 Roles for 2 M 4 F Esther, African American, mid-30’s Mrs. Dickson, African American, 50’s Mrs. Van Buren, Caucasian American 30’s Mayme, African American, 30’s Mr. Marks, Romanian Orthodox Jewish immigrant George, Barbadian immigrant, 30’s   ACT is also seeking those interested in working with us as directors, stage help, stage managers, costume coordinators, and anyone who has muscle…a truck…and time on their hands for occasional physical workouts in loading in and setting up lighting equipment in the performance venues.   If you have questions, email us at aclassictheatre@hotmail.com. www.aclassictheatre.org
  • 09/30/2017 - 10/01/2017 All day
    2017 St Johns River Bartram Frolic on the Riverfront in Palatka, Florida September 30 and October 1 Celebrate the fabulous St. Johns River and the 243rd anniversary of William Bartram's visit to Palatka. In the fall of 1774 William Bartram experienced what is known as the Indian Frolic at Spalding’s Lower Store. His 9-month stay on his favorite river in Putnam County is documented in Bartram’s masterpiece Travels. The annual St. Johns River Bartram Frolic on Palatka’s riverfront will celebrate our National Heritage River, the Bartram National Recreation Trail in Putnam County, and offer our county as a historic eco-tourism and recreation destination. For more information, visit us on the web at bartram.putnam-fl.com or call (386) 326-2704
  • 09/30/2017 1:00 pm - 09/30/2017 3:00 pm
    A CLASSIC THEATRE AUDITIONS   ACT will hold auditions for the first two productions of the 2017-18 season on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm and Saturday, September 30 at 1:00pm at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall Community Room, 2200 A1A South (at A1A and 16th Street), St. Augustine Beach   Be prepared to read from the script.  Bring a current headshot and resume.   “The Real Housewives of Tennessee (Williams)” Conceived and directed by Kathryn Masters Production Scheduled for: Early December 2017 Roles for:  Male and Female Adult Actors Two acts of selections from Williams’ one-acts which feature Williams’ wonderfully complex women.   “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage Production Scheduled for February 2018 Roles for 2 M 4 F Esther, African American, mid-30’s Mrs. Dickson, African American, 50’s Mrs. Van Buren, Caucasian American 30’s Mayme, African American, 30’s Mr. Marks, Romanian Orthodox Jewish immigrant George, Barbadian immigrant, 30’s   ACT is also seeking those interested in working with us as directors, stage help, stage managers, costume coordinators, and anyone who has muscle…a truck…and time on their hands for occasional physical workouts in loading in and setting up lighting equipment in the performance venues.   If you have questions, email us at aclassictheatre@hotmail.com. www.aclassictheatre.org
  • 10/12/2017 9:00 am - 10/12/2017 4:00 pm
    Beautiful household items. October 12,13,14 from 9-4. 226 Garden Wood Dr Ponte vedra fl 32081
  • 10/14/2017 - 10/15/2017 All day
    The Beaches Art Fest October 14 + 15, 2017 Beaches Museum & History Park Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A), Jacksonville Beach, FL   The 4th Annual Beaches Art Fest returns as a two-day fine art extravaganza! The event is being held October 14 + 15, 2017 on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A.), Jacksonville Beach and will benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park.   The two-day format will feature nearly 100 top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. This is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category.   The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine FL.   Visit www.TheBeachesArtFest.com for additional information.
  • 10/20/2017 9:00 am - 10/20/2017 10:00 am
    PE: Mini Moments at JCDS! October 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Let’s get physical! This energizing movement class uses a variety of materials (balls, hula hoops, tumbling mats, etc.) to help develop gross motor skills. Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 11/10/2017 9:00 am - 11/10/2017 10:00 am
    Storytime: Mini Moments at JCDS! November 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Reading rocks! You and your child will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, shaky eggs and much more! Come join us for a relaxing, fun morning in this age appropriate storytime class. Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 01/15/2018 7:00 pm - 01/15/2018 8:30 pm
    Address: Beaches Baptist Hospital on 13th (In the Wilson Epstein Building - rear entrance), EVERY Monday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Email: Cgsm13@yahoo.com
  • 01/17/2018 12:00 pm - 01/17/2018 1:00 pm
    Medtronic Leaders Toastmasters Club
    Address: Nelson Auditorium, 6621 Charing St. Jacksonville, Fl. 32216, EVERY Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Email: Cgsm13@yahoo.com
  • 02/16/2018 9:00 am - 02/16/2018 10:00 am
    Learning Centers: Mini Moments at JCDS! February 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Play in Pre-K! You and your child will have the chance to explore different materials in an open center time just like the children do in the Pre-K classes at JCDS. There will be light exploration, artistic centers, building centers and more!  Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 03/09/2018 9:00 am - 03/09/2018 10:00 am
    Art: Mini Moments at JCDS! March 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Let’s get artsy! This art class will educate you and your child about a famous artist while experimenting with different materials in a developmentally friendly way to create a beautiful art piece inspired by that artist.  Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 04/20/2018 9:00 am - 04/20/2018 10:00 am
    Yoga: Mini Moments at JCDS! April 20, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Namaste… Come enjoy a different spin on yoga with your child. This children’s yoga class includes songs and stories while learning some of the basics of yoga practice.  Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644  
  • 10/09/2018 5:30 pm - 10/09/2018 7:30 pm
    The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library is hosting its Teen Halloween Party and McGee Entertainment is providing a live D.J. for the party! We’ll also be raffling off brand-new teen books as prizes (as in published in early October 2018), serving pizza, sodas, and candy, and generally getting our Halloween on.  Coming in costume gets you two raffle tickets instead of one. It’s nothing but fun for 6th – 12th graders, and we would love as many teens as possible to come and rock out at our Library!
  • 10/16/2018 6:30 pm - 10/16/2018 8:30 pm
    The Status of the Summer Haven River with the Friends of the GTM Reserve Our annual meeting at the GTM NERR Visitor Center with the Friends of the GTM Reserve. Dr. Todd Osborne (Whitney Lab) and Dr. Nikki Dix (GTM NERR) will talk about the status of the Summer Haven River and its restoration. The Summer Haven River, at the southeast corner of St Johns County has been a river of environmental, historic, economic, and recreational benefits for many years. That was until 2008 when a tropical storm changed its landscape. In 2017 a re-development project began to restore the river's flow. The river is of special interest to St Johns County Audubon due to the large and active colonies of nesting imperiled birds which call the sand between the river and the Atlantic Ocean home for their offspring each summer before they leave the continent to migrate to South America. The entrance to the GTM NERR Visitor Center is just north of the Exxon Gas Station on A1A, which is approximately 7.5 miles north of the Vilano Bridge. Come early and enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet of the habitat around the Visitor Center and its fascinating exhibits.
  • 10/17/2018 9:00 am - 10/17/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, a free license from FWC. Evenbrite is required. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Oct. 17: Casting Oct. 24: How to assemble a fishing rig Oct. 31: How to pick a good fishing spot Nov. 7: Traps and nets Nov. 14: Cooking your catch
  • 10/17/2018 9:00 am - 10/17/2018 11:00 am
    We are dedicated to working with Captain Adam Morley to clean up the wading bird habitat and feeding grounds along the Intracoastal Waterway on the Litter Gitter. Trash bags and grabbers are provided, but please bring your own work gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, and (reusable) water bottle. We recommend rubber boots or water shoes, as we wade through shallow water to pick up along the spoil islands in the marshes. RSVP Required to Marcy Brenner at marcyjbrenner@me.com  or stjohnsaudubonsociety@gmail.com or (Tel.) 401-441-9263
  • 10/24/2018 8:00 am - 10/30/2018 4:00 pm
    WHAT:          Hurricane Michael Goods and Donation Drive; Family Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF) and Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) kick off drive to help foster families and case management staff at Big Bend Community Based Care WHERE:       Drop off location: Children's Home Society of Florida located at 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville FL 32207. WHO:             Family Support Services of North Florida                         Children’s Home Society of Florida, Northeast Florida                         Big Bend Community Based Care  WHEN:          Wednesday, October 17, 2018 through Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Please email or call the above contact for media interviews. JACKSONVILLE, FL - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018: In a response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Family Support Services of North Florida and Children’s Home Society of Florida have teamed up to host a supply drive to benefit foster families, children and case management staff affiliated with Big Bend Community Based Care (BBCBC) who were affected by the storm. Big Bend Community Based Care is the FSS counterpart, serving foster families and children in northwest Florida. Many of its foster families and staff have been displaced. To support BBCBC, Family Support Services and Children’s Home Society of Florida have asked the northeast Florida community to contribute by donating the supplies listed below: Bath-sized towels and washcloths Gift cards Children’s shoes (all sizes) Socks (all sizes) Paper goods (toilet paper, plates, paper towel, bowls, cutlery) Air mattresses (twin and full) Sheets and pillowcases Comforters/pillows Sleeping bags Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, brushes, ETC) Food/drinks (self-opening canned goods, sealed crackers, peanut butter, chips and snacks, non-chocolate candy, individual juices (no refrigeration needed), powdered drink mix) Garbage bags Diapers/Pull-ups (all sizes/ages) Baby wipes Coloring/activity books/crayons (for kids) Batteries (C, D and AA) First-aid kits Flashlights Coolers (small) Ziploc bags (all sizes) Cleaning supplies (Clorox Wipes, Bleach, mops, Pine Sol or Lysol) Hand sanitizer Laundry Detergent/dryer sheets Donations can be dropped off at Children's Home Society of Florida located at 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville FL 32207 Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm at the Andrews Center - Building D onsite at CHS. If community members would like to contribute monetary donations that go directly to foster care youth and families in need in the affected areas, they can go to: http://flchildren.org/hurricanerelief/ Please call FSSNF at 904-418-5837 for any additional information. FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. For more information about FSS, visit www.fssjax.org.
  • 10/24/2018 9:00 am - 10/24/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, a free license from FWC. Evenbrite is required. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Oct. 17: Casting Oct. 24: How to assemble a fishing rig Oct. 31: How to pick a good fishing spot Nov. 7: Traps and nets Nov. 14: Cooking your catch
  • 10/27/2018 9:00 am - 10/27/2018 10:30 am
    Join PGA Professional Tommy Aycock and teaching professional Bernadette Twardy for our weekly Saturday morning clinic with a special focus on Finish What You Started from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Johns Golf Club including weight transfer and body rotations to finish the swing in a balanced position. From beginner to seasoned veteran, all skill levels are welcome. The cost for this clinic is $15 per person (cash or check preferred). In order to register for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page.
  • 10/27/2018 11:00 am - 10/27/2018 6:00 pm
    University of Florida Black Alumni to Host Florida-Georgia Tailgate JACKSONVILLE, FL – The University of Florida Association of Black Alumni Jacksonville chapter (UF ABA Jax) will host its first FREE Gator Nation tailgate and watch party on Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Veterans Memorial Arena plaza, the official site of the University of Florida Alumni Tailgating. Our gathering will be set up near the main entrance doors on A. Philip Randolph Blvd. This party is open to the public. BYOB and lawn chairs, play yard games, dominoes, dance, win Gator swag and more. Cherry's Seafood (The Red Truck) and My Season's Barbeque food trucks will be on site. We will have a TV to watch the game when it kicks-off at 3 p.m. UF ABA Jax is offering parking spaces for purchase at $70.00 each, located within a 10 minute walk from our tailgate. Please buy in advance by emailing Marques Wilkes at ufabajax@gmail.com. We will not sell spaces on game-day. For media access on game-day, please contact Publicity Chair Carla Jones at 904-504-8816. University of Florida Association of Black Alumni - Jacksonville an affiliate of the University of Florida Alumni Association Follow us on social media: Facebook - Facebook Page @UFABAJax Instagram - Instagram Page @UFABAJax Carla Jones Entrepreneur Journalist/Publicist C: 904-504-8816
  • 10/31/2018 9:00 am - 10/31/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, a free license from FWC. Evenbrite is required. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Oct. 17: Casting Oct. 24: How to assemble a fishing rig Oct. 31: How to pick a good fishing spot Nov. 7: Traps and nets Nov. 14: Cooking your catch
  • 11/01/2018 8:00 am - 11/15/2018 4:00 pm
    The JCA Discover Culture Festival is from November 1-15 and features best-selling authors, award winning films and programs for the entire community. Please see attached updated releasel. We’ve added a program featuring the short film, “Daughter of the Holocaust,” by Dan Kossoff which was created to play at the Cummer Gallery in conjunction with their month-long exhibit of Israeli photographer Vardi Kahana’s groundbreaking show. Thank you and have a great day! Iman Byfield Director of Communications Jewish Community Alliance 904-730-2100 ext. 223
  • 11/02/2018 10:00 am - 11/02/2018 12:00 pm

    Join GTM Research Reserve and St Johns County Parks and Recreation for a lecture series focused on Northeast Florida's conservation efforts, plants, animals, and beaches!

    This lecture series is free, and light refreshments will be provided. November 2nd: Sustainable Living- See how you can make changes inside and outside of your house to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Get great tips and simple tricks to incorporate into your everyday life so that you can reduce your negative impacts on the environment.
  • 11/04/2018 7:00 am - 11/04/2018 5:00 pm
    Event week is here and we can't wait to see everyone on Sunday for the 7th Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour! If you haven't registered, don't worry. This year there is no price bump or last minute costs as we welcome you to the most beautiful ride along Florida's coast. From the kickoff at Moonrise Brewing Company in Palm Coast's European Village on Saturday to the post ride celebration at Marineland Dolphin Adventure on Sunday, this year's ride is guaranteed to wow you from start to finish! Visit us at www.scenica1a.org to find out more about who we are, what we do or visit www.spoonbillsandsprockets.com for direct registration. This year's ride is dedicated to raising funds for our annual Kids Ocean Day event each spring and the Vilano to Mickler's Beach multi-use trail project, so you know it's always for a great cause! See you soon!
  • 11/04/2018 5:00 pm - 11/04/2018 6:00 pm
    Twilight prayer gathering will be held on Nov. 4th at 5 pm at Ocean Front park located on 1st st. , Jax beach between 5th and 6th Ave. south.  We will praying that "long may our land be bright , with freedom's holy light and that God will protect us by His might" (Samuel  F. Smith).  All are welcome.
  • 11/07/2018 11:30 am - 11/07/2018 1:00 pm
    FIRST WEDNESDAY SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON

    Trust in Government: Hope or Hopeless?

    Join us on November 7 to hear from Carla Miller, Director, Jacksonville Ethics Commission Carla Miller is director of the Jacksonville Ethics Commission and the founder and president of City Ethics, an organization devoted to the establishment of local government ethics programs across the world. Carla is a former federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Florida where she handled political corruption cases, including the prosecution of the President Pro Tem of the Florida Senate. She has worked for over 20 years to build a strong ethics program in Jacksonville, Florida. She was Chair of the local Ethics Commission, helped to draft the City’s first ethics code, served as its first Ethics Officer (as a volunteer), fought for (and won) independence for the Ethics Commission; drafted a successful referendum to establish an Inspector General system; and handled thousands of calls on an ethics hotline. She has been the City’s Ethics Director since 2007.  From 2013-2015, Carla was a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University where she developed ethics training programs for municipalities and participated in various research projects. Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246. When: Wednesday, November 7, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm RSVP to Nora Manahan: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904 476-6443 by November 4. Cost: $20 cash or check only please Reserve your seat today and please forward!! 
  • 11/10/2018 All day
    Peterbrooke Chocolatier Partners with Mason’s Voice in Fight Against Spina Bifida - Ten Percent of every transaction across participating Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s Jacksonville, Fla. Locations on November 10th will be donated to Mason’s Voice – JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 26, 2018 – Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Peterbrooke), the premiere Florida-based confectioner transforming the art of fine European chocolate making into a truly American experience, announced today that it has joined forces with Mason’s Voice to build awareness and raise funds in the fight against spina bifida. On November 10, 2018, all participating Peterbrooke Jacksonville locations will donate 10 percent of each transaction to Mason’s Voice, the Jacksonville-based foundation committed to bringing awareness to spina bifida, specifically surrounding the in-utero diagnosis of the disease, which is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. “There is no better way to give back and play a role in fighting this deadly disease than to indulge yourself, a friend, colleague or family member to an incredibly delicious chocolate treat from Peterbrooke Chocolatier,” said Jeff Smith, Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s chief operating officer. “This fundraising effort hits especially close to home as our Downtown Jacksonville Manager Linda Crout of more than ten years is the grandmother of Mason and knows all too well the devastating effects a spina bifida diagnosis can have on expecting parents and grandparents.” Peterbrooke’s traditional favorites such as decadent truffles, hand-made caramels, gelato and cherry cordials and specialties such as hand-dipped chocolate covered cookies, pretzels, scratch-made marshmallows, strawberries and the brand’s signature chocolate covered popcorn, among others, will all be available as part of the fundraising effort. Furthermore, Peterbrooke hopes to shed light on this serious and complex spinal cord birth defect that has an estimated prevalence of slightly over three cases per 10,000 births. “We are very pleased to join forces with a community partner such as Peterbrooke Chocolatier, “ said Louis Joseph, founder of Mason’s Voice and Mason’s father. “Through this type of commitment and partnership, we can work towards bridging the gap between the coordinated funding and research needed to enable better treatment options while empowering families and survivors. Furthermore, on this anniversary of our daughter Mason’s first fetal surgery, we’re gong to raise the funds needed to help send a struggling family to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the preeminent center for spina bifida fetal diagnosis and treatment across the country.” Jacksonville residents Louis and Baylee Joseph established Mason’s Voice in 2018 following the successful in utero spina bifida surgery on their daughter Mason performed by the team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since the financial and emotional burden can be overwhelming for families leaving their jobs and lives behind for immediate treatment in just a week’s notice, Mason’s Voice was founded to help alleviate the stress and ease the economic strain on families that have to embark on such a life-changing journey. Furthermore, Peterbrooke is partnering with Mason’s Voice to host an all-you-can-eat BBQ fundraiser at Bartram Park in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $40 each and include two drinks, lots of BBQ and a silent auction. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit 904Tix.com. About Peterbrooke Chocolatier Founded in 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla., Peterbrooke Chocolatier is a “neighborhood chocolate shop” offering a wide selection of European-styled handmade chocolates through a distinctly American experience. The first shop opened in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco neighborhood and today the brand has more than 20 locations throughout the Southeast, including Florida, Alabama and Georgia. The brand began franchising in 2006 and continues to focus on high-quality, delicious and beautiful chocolate creations that are perfect for personal or corporate gifts, custom baskets, private parties, and more. For more information or to find the nearest location, visit peterbrooke.com.
  • 11/10/2018 10:00 am - 11/10/2018 12:00 pm
    The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10AM to 12 Noon. Anyone interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators, etc.) is invited. First Hour – Critique Session Second hour – business – election of new officers. Refreshments served with a raffle. For further information contact R. T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com. http://www.dosafl.com/bulletin
  • 11/10/2018 6:30 pm - 11/10/2018 8:30 pm
    Louis and I are so excited to Kickoff, our daughter, Mason’s fundraising platform. We are committed to bringing awareness to Spina Bifida, specifically surrounding the diagnosis in utero.
    Our story will become another families reality and this year on Mason’s 1st Fetal Surgery anniversary we are going to raise money to send to a family that will be making their journey to CHOP just like we did. The financial burden can be great for a family leaving their jobs and home behind in just a weeks notice. This contribution will hopefully relieve that stress so the family can focus on the journey they are going to embark on and the health of their twice born miracle. Please read our story below and help us spread awareness for these perfect babies that deserve every chance at life. http://www.chop.edu/stories/fetal-surgery-spina-bifida-mason-s-story Event Details: Saturday, November 10, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewz - Bartram Park 150 tickets available (tickets will go on sale -October 10th) $40 includes : 2 drinks and an ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ station from our friends at ABBQ Silent Auction We will also open a donation site for anyone that can not attend and would still like to contribute 2 weeks before the kickoff party. All proceeds will go directly to the family.

    Venue Information

    14866 Old St Augustine Rd #101 Jacksonville, FL 32258
  • 11/13/2018 9:00 am - 11/13/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing off of our county ocean pier. The first program will focus on different rigs for pier fishing while the second program will teach participants about different bait to use. All ages are welcome. This FREE educational program will be held at the pier pavilion, but feel free to bring your own fishing gear to fish on the county pier after the program (fees apply). November 13 Fishing 101 Registration. November 27 Fishing 101 Registration. For more information, contact Donna Frantz at 904-209-0326 or dkfrantz@sjcfl.us.
  • 11/14/2018 2:30 pm - 11/14/2018 4:30 pm
    Learn how to make nature journals with Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia. This program is FREE and open to kids grades 2nd through 7th. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. Wednesday, November 14  2:30pm Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
  • 11/15/2018 2:00 pm - 11/15/2018 4:00 pm
    Discover how Florida native plants give your yard character, reduce maintenance, and provide environmental benefits. Get Real. Get to the River! November 15th at Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Rd, St. Augustine, from 2-4 PM. This program features the Beverly Fleming Landscape Awards, complete with before and after pics, and useful tips offering inspiration for your own yard. Fleming was devoted to St. Johns County and dedicated to preserving and maintaining Florida’s natural environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness horticultural excellence and learn how your landscape can flourish at a higher level. Only Florida native plants look and function like REAL Florida. This free program is open to the public and hosted by Native Plant Consulting and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. For more information, go to www.nativeplantconsulting.com or call 904-671-2880. Renee Stambaugh 904-671-2880 www.nativeplantconsulting.com facebook.com/nativeplantconsulting
  • 11/17/2018 10:30 am - 11/17/2018 1:00 pm
    LINDA F. HAWKINS  WILL DEMONSTRATE AT THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS MEETING IN NOVEMBER On November 17, 2018 multi-media artist and Arlington resident, Linda F. Hawkins will present at the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082.  The public is invited to attend. Linda is an award-winning artist in many mediums.  At this meeting she will demonstrate a variety of techniques using paints, stamps, transfers, paper, hardware, "found objects" and more.  It will be a fun and inspirational demo that is sure to spark some new ideas that every artist can use in their work.  In addition to SoMMA, Linda is a member of the Art Guild of Orange Park, the Jacksonville Coalition for the Arts, the Jacksonville Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. 
  • 11/17/2018 10:30 am - 11/17/2018 12:00 pm
    LINDA F. HAWKINS  WILL DEMONSTRATE AT THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS MEETING IN NOVEMBER On November 17, 2018 multi-media artist and Arlington resident, Linda F. Hawkins will present at the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082.  The public is invited to attend. Linda is an award-winning artist in many mediums.  At this meeting she will demonstrate a variety of techniques using paints, stamps, transfers, paper, hardware, "found objects" and more.  It will be a fun and inspirational demo that is sure to spark some new ideas that every artist can use in their work.  In addition to SoMMA, Linda is a member of the Art Guild of Orange Park, the Jacksonville Coalition for the Arts, the Jacksonville Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. 
  • 11/17/2018 12:00 pm - 11/17/2018 2:00 pm
    The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on Nov. 17, 2018 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. Gregory Cook, a professor at the University of West Florida. His lecture is titled “Luna's Lost Ships: Updates on the Investigations of Three Vessels from the 1559 Colonization Fleet of Tristan de Luna"  This presentation will detail the finds and investigations of three shipwrecks in Pensacola Bay associated with the failed colonization attempt of Don Tristan de Luna in 1559.  These wreck sites are among the oldest in the United States, and along with the terrestrial settlement site located near the fleet, provide a rare look into Spanish colonization and life in the sixteenth century. The lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab.  On Saturday parking is free and the staff/faculty/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or go our website aiajax.org.
  • 11/18/2018 10:00 am - 11/18/2018 1:00 pm
    The public is invited to an exhibition presented by the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA).  The show will be held in the atrium at Anthem Lakes Retirement Community, 905 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach (Just of Mayport Road), 32233. This exciting exhibit is entitled "Anything Goes” and will showcase pieces by many of the award winning members of the organization. An opening reception , which is open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  The show will run from November 18th through February 1, 2019 and may be viewed any time during daytime hours.
  • 11/27/2018 9:00 am - 11/27/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing off of our county ocean pier. The first program will focus on different rigs for pier fishing while the second program will teach participants about different bait to use. All ages are welcome. This FREE educational program will be held at the pier pavilion, but feel free to bring your own fishing gear to fish on the county pier after the program (fees apply). November 13 Fishing 101 Registration. November 27 Fishing 101 Registration. For more information, contact Donna Frantz at 904-209-0326 or dkfrantz@sjcfl.us.
  • 11/30/2018 4:00 pm - 11/30/2018 5:00 pm
    Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches, exercises and activities. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. This program is FREE and open to kids ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. When: Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 21 (Holiday Yoga!) Time: 4-5pm Where: St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
  • 12/01/2018 11:00 am - 12/01/2018 1:00 pm
    Join KOTC for a beach cleanup at Ocean Trace Beach Ramp on Saturday, December 1 St. AUGUSTINE, Florida (November 18, 2018) – Keepers of the Coast, a local sustainable living nonprofit organization, announced their upcoming beach cleanup at Ocean Trace Beach Ramp from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. The organization will provide bags, gloves, and everything else needed to help keep our beaches litter free. Directly after the scheduled beach cleanup, participants and the public are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Mangrove Surf Shop, across the street from Ocean Trace Beach Ramp at 4085 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy free beer tastings from Lagunitas Brewing Company, tacos for purchase from Purple Olive, and music by the duo Jerm + Ham (a.k.a. Jeremy Rogers and Jacob Hamilton). Guests who bring their beach cleanup debris and/or dress in holiday-themed garb will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase (excluding surfboards). “Our partnership between Keepers of the Coast and Mangrove Surf Shop is a no-brainer,” explained Billy Zeits, co-founder of KOTC. “Mangrove is owned by Dustin and Lauren Estes, who also own St. Augustine Surf School, one of the top-rated surf schools in the world. Together, living a sustainable lifestyle and keeping our beaches and oceans clean, are top priorities.” Mangrove Surf Shop is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features Tribe Apothecary all-natural sunscreen, top surf brands, surf essentials like boards, leashes, and wet suits as well as serves as the hub for St. Augustine Surf School and will host a DRIFTERS Beach and Bike Rentals outpost. Follow along on Instagram @mangrovesurf and learn more about St. Augustine Surf School at staugustinesurf.com. Keepers of the Coast was founded in 2007 and is a 100 percent volunteer operated non-profit working to educate the community about how to protect sensitive coastal systems through sustainable living practices. For more information about their mission, visit keepersofthecoast.org. Follow along on social media on Facebook @keepers.ofthecoast.9 and Instagram @keepersofthecoast
  • 12/06/2018 6:00 pm - 12/06/2018 10:00 pm
    Jenna Alexander Announces Community Art Project Opening Stripes and Buns, featuring 220 local women and girls, opens Thursday, December 6th ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (October 24, 2018) – Local artist Jenna Alexander announces the unveiling of her latest art series, Stripes and Buns, with an opening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th at Gray 1908, home to Jenna Alexander Studio and Juniper Market at 73 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida’s historic uptown neighborhood. “It started when I asked women in the community to come to my studio in their favorite striped shirt and bun on top of their head,” explained Jenna Alexander. “I love when people can connect over something as simple as a fashion trend or hairstyle and, clearly, others agreed. It took only 45 minutes to fill every time slot, and I photographed over 200 women and girls.” Inspired by a quote that hung in her childhood bathroom (“Here's to good women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them”) and the current social climate, Alexander set out to capture strong females of the First Coast. Out of the more than 200 photographs, Alexander chose 30 to transform into oil paintings. She’s also created a coffee table book for the series. “When each woman or girl came to my studio, I had them write in their own words the answer to the question: What do you think it means to be a good woman?” Alexander explains. “I took the paintings, photography, handwritten words, and gouache illustrations and put together a book that I hope will instill strength in future generations of strong women.” First edition, hardcover, and signed copies of Stripes and Buns: A Tribute To Good Women will be available ($65) for pre-order at jenna-alexander.com/product/stripesandbunsbook/ starting on November 15th as well as for sale at the opening of Jenna Alexander’s Stripes and Buns series on Thursday, December 6th. ABOUT JENNA ALEXANDER A St. Augustine, Florida based painter, photographer, and illustrator, Jenna Alexander describes her work as “simple, candid, airy, and beautiful.” Alexander’s previously released art series include Salt Run, Salt Run Silver, Naptime Botanicals, and the Even Me Project. When she’s not creating, Alexander spends time with her husband and two kids soaking up the Florida sun and hosting oyster roasts. Learn more at jenna-alexander.com and follow along on Instagram @jennaalexanderstudio * Photo captions in subject line of photos. Additional high-resolution photos available upon request.
  • 12/07/2018 2:00 pm - 12/07/2018 4:00 pm
    Shop and enjoy a free happy hour at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center during the annual Artisan Market exhibitions. From December 3rd - 7th, visit CCPVB from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy a free glass of wine while you shop. The Artisan Market will remain on display throughout the month of December. The Artisan Market's collection of works is an incredible homage to the natural environment and displays unbelievable mastery of artistic mediums, including pottery, photography, painting, and fabric work. This collection is specifically geared toward arts and crafts lovers, with local artists exhibiting works perfect for integrating into one's home or gifting to a loved one. Notable artists include Tim Bullard, whose pottery work uses many styles and techniques - some original, some ancient. They are all unique and include Raku-fired ware, Tortured Surfaces, paper clay, and porcelain. Amy Dove is a dyed-in-the-wool fiber artist. Fibers and textiles, tactile and malleable in nature, present Dove with so many creative possibilities. Her hand-dyed silk and wool fibers and fabrics are the basis of her artworks. Through felting, she builds her concepts into form and dimension, while creating rich textures and patterns of saturated colors. A key concept in her work is Wabi Sabi, the Japanese expression of the imperfection in nature that makes it beautiful.  It also conveys the impermanence of nature and the simple truths that change is the only constant, everything is in flux, and nothing is perfect. This concept is evident in her Artisan Market collection. Finally, the work of Masha Sardari takes on a new look at traditional photography. At exhibitions, many mistake her work for painting as she masterfully utilizes a painterly style in her images. Her work is conceptually based on the natural environment, culture, and history. Each piece is softly lit with a natural light source and deeply saturated with color. Her work draws in viewers and creates a sense of wonder. Other artists such as laird, Marlene Scheer, Valarie Forrester, Karen Bullard, Midge Scelzo, and Simran Arora are showing extraordinary work. Visit the CCPVB to view this incredible show and shop.
  • 12/08/2018 11:00 am - 12/08/2018 2:00 pm
    St. Simons Island, GA (October 26, 2018) The historic King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island is hosting a ‘Teddy Bear Tea’ for children and adults on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:am – 2: pm. For the first time in more than a decade, the oceanfront hotel is inviting children of all ages to attend with at least one adult for a delicious tea party and PHOTOS with Santa! Share the Holiday Magic and enjoy a Teddy Bear Tea Menu: Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Candy Jar - Assorted Candies, Double Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Cake Pops, Chocolate Truffle Lollipops, Mandarin Fruit Gelées, Lemon Meringue Tarts Orange Sponge, Key Lime Pie, Assorted Hot Teas, Warm Milk, Hot Cocoa & Coffee, $30/Adults, $18/Children 3-10 years, 11 years and older/Adult cost Children Under 2 years – Complimentary Visit with Santa Claus for Children & Family Photos! Reservations Required ~ (912) 268-5967 The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522, 912-638-3613 www.kingandprince.com
  • 12/10/2018 7:00 pm - 12/10/2018 9:00 pm

    Event to honor Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary

    A human rights event in St. Johns County will honor the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Residents from St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam Counties will join the international experience at The United Church (UCC – DOC), 5880 U.S. 1 south in St. Augustine, Dec. 10, 2018, 7:00PM. Readings of individual Human Rights by participants will be posted online by the United Nations. America’s key role in creating the Universal Declaration will set the stage for a community reading of the 30 Human Rights. St. Augustine’s contributions to human rights will be highlighted to an international audience. Participants will identify current violations of human rights in St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam Counties for future action. The event is sponsored by The United Church and Compassionate St. Augustine.

     

    For more information

    Warren Clark, D.Min.

    rwc904@gmail.com  (904) 770-7126 Land line    (813) 246-2741  cell

  • 12/12/2018 12:00 pm - 12/12/2018 2:00 pm

    CHABAD @ THE BEACHES OFFERS Women’s Book Club Luncheon

    Chabad @ the Beaches presents the seventh annual women’s Jewish book club. Every month the club meets and discusses a new book.. All who choose can pre-order lunch from Gili’s Kitchen  by Wednesday 3:00 P.M. for delivery to Chabad. The books will cover a wide variety of topics. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, share your thoughts and opinions, hear other people’s insights, and enjoy a great meal. The first local meeting will take place Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 PM at Chabad at the Beaches 521 A1A North in Ponte Vedra. This club is free of charge. Reservations are required.

    In December, the club will meet and discuss “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict.

    The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.

    Mitza Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are wives by now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage. - Amazon

    For anyone wanting to eat lunch while discussing books, contact Gili’s Kitchen at (904) 475-1400 by 3:00 PM the Tuesday before book club. For more information on this or other Chabad @ the Beaches programs and events, visit  www.Chabadbeaches.com or call 904-543-9301. To RSVP, email leah@chabadbeaches.com or text 904-504-0451.

  • 12/13/2018 8:00 am - 12/13/2018 5:00 pm
    Help us make the holidays special for the women and children of the Betty Griffin Center. Drop off the following items (new and unwrapped) at the St. Johns Golf Club pro shop now through Thursday, December 13th. Puzzles, Card Games, Books, Gift Cards, Hair Accessories, Infant Clothing, Baby Blankets, Board Games, Disney Toys, Legos, Action Figures, Art Supplies, Play-Doh, Infant Pajamas, Crafting Kits, Women's Sleepwear, Socks, Video Games, Electronics for Teens, and Sporting Goods. For more information, contact Kara Pound at 386-237-4500 or kpound@sjcfl.us
  • 01/02/2019 2:00 pm - 01/02/2019 6:00 pm
    St. Johns County, Fl – St. Johns County is hosting its Annual Christmas “Tree-cycling” Program for those who wish to recycle Christmas trees after the holiday. Residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees Wednesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4 between 2 and 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays, January 5 and January 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the following locations: • Ron Parker Park – 607 Old Beach Road • Cornerstone Park – 1046 A1A North • Al Wilke Park – 6140 South Main Street • Mills Field – 1805 Racetrack Road • First Tee – 4401 Cypress Links Blvd. Artificial trees will not be accepted as only natural trees can be recycled, and trees should be free of decorations and debris. Designated areas and signage will direct participants where to drop off their trees. For more information, please call 904.209.3740.
  • 01/04/2019 10:00 am - 01/04/2019 11:00 am
    January 4th: Reptiles- Learn about various reptiles you could encounter here in Northeast Florida. Meet some of our live animals and how they are vital to our surrounding ecosystem 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

    Location

    The Players Community Center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
  • 01/12/2019 10:00 am - 01/12/2019 12:00 pm
    The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10AM to 12 Noon. Anyone interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators, or the plain curious) is invited. Barbara Clingenspell will give a talk Catholic Art and Writing project: The Stained Glass Windows Refreshments served with a raffle. For further information contact R. T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com
  • 01/16/2019 6:00 pm - 01/16/2019 8:00 pm
    The Aging Parent Support Group is open to all who are caring for their mother and/or father. This group is presented by Ponte Vedra Home Care and will be held January 16th at 6:00 PM in the First Atlantic Bank Building, 100 Corridor Road South (across from Walgreens), 2nd Floor, Ste #280, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082. To RSVP, Call or Text Karen Feliciano at 904-907-7880. Space is limited. Coffee and Tea will be served.
  • 01/18/2019 6:00 pm - 01/18/2019 8:00 pm
    The Cultural Center Announces JAME 2019 Exhibition Call to Artists for Annual Juried Exhibition Scheduled to Open this Month
     
    1/2/2019 PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB), a local non-profit arts center and gallery space, has announced the dates for its popular annual exhibition, JAME. JAME (Juried Artist Member Exhibition) will begin January 18, 2019 with a free Opening Reception from 6pm - 8pm. The exhibition will then be opened to the public 10am - 4pm on Mondays - Saturdays through March 2, 2019. Visitors to CCPVB will be able to view a wide variety of local art as artists compete for the opportunity to exhibit and for cash prizes. Art work is also available for purchase during the exhibition. All Cultural Center Artist, Patron, and Renaissance Members are invited to submit work for JAME. This opportunity is open to all media, including 3D works of art. Previously known as Celebrate Art, JAME is an annual juried exhibition. Members can submit up to five works of art of any medium, and guest judge, Alicia Somers, will select pieces as well as assign prizes at the opening. New members are welcomed to participate. This is a perfect opportunity to show your work to the community, learn from other artists, and potentially win a prize! The first place winner will be awarded $300. The award winner will also be offered a solo exhibition in the Scene Gallery at the Cultural Center during the 2020 exhibition year. Second place will receive a prize of $125 and third place will receive a prize of $75. Honorable Mentions will also be selected. To review the guidelines and submit, visit ccpvb.org. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with tax ID #59-3238148. The Cultural Center is located at 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
  • 01/19/2019 9:00 am - 01/19/2019 11:00 am
    Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at the 11th Annual breakfast celebration featuring guest speaker Jarvis J. James on Saturday, January 19 at 9 a.m. at W.E. Harris Community Center, 400 E. Harris St., Hastings. The cost is $25 per person. MLK Breakfast Details. For more info, contact Tanya Jackson at tjackson@sjcfl.us or 904-692-3655.
  • 01/19/2019 10:30 am - 01/19/2019 1:00 pm
    On January 19, 2019, Gordon Meggison will be demonstrating at the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082.  The public is invited to attend. Gordon describes himself as a citizen of the world.  He has traveled extensively and brings his experiences to his artwork both in abstract and natural subject matter.  His mural work is known locally, nationally and internationally.  Acrylics and watercolor are his favored media in works that have been in exhibitions around the world.  At the January meeting he will be demonstrating the use of acrylics combined with sculptural textured media to create a variety of techniques for abstraction.  It will be an informative and “not to be missed” demonstration.   
  • 01/19/2019 2:00 pm - 01/19/2019 6:00 pm
    Five Vs. Five MLK Basketball Tournament When: Saturday, January 19 Time: 2-6pm Where: W.E. Harris Gym, 400 East Harris St., Hastings Details: Lace up those sneakers for a five-versus-five basketball challenge with round-robin play and the top two teams vying for the division title. This program is open to grades 6th-8th with boys and girls divisions and a six-player roster maximum per team. This program is FREE. For more info or to register, contact Tanya Jackson at tjackson@sjcfl.us or 904-692-3655.
  • 01/24/2019 2:00 pm - 01/24/2019 4:00 pm
    The public is invited to enjoy a free, USO-style performance of music from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s at Silver Creek Senior Living Community on Thursday, January 24, at 2:00 p.m. The Letters From Home trio will dazzle the crowd with snappy tap dancing, jazzy harmonies and a few laughs all designed to stir sincerity, hope and patriotism in the hearts of St. Augustinians of every age. Everyone is welcome but space is limited. Call 800-821-8170 to reserve a seat or visit SilverCreekRetirement.com. WHAT:     Silver Creek – St. Augustine’s most distinctive independent concierge living, assisted living, memory support  and respite care community – is hosting the Letters From Home trio whose mission is to use high-energy entertainment to revive patriotism among all generations. WHO:      The Letters From Home trio, critically acclaimed singers, dancers and comedians. WHEN:      Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:00 p.m. WHERE:    Silver Creek   165 Silver Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (off Highway 207) HOW:       To register for this free event, call 800-821-8170 or visit SilverCreekRetirement.com.
  • 01/26/2019 1:30 pm - 01/26/2019 3:00 pm
    The presence of a second right whale calf this winter off Ponte Vedra Beach on Sunday, Jan 13th was a welcome sight for researchers.  North Atlantic right whales are highly endangered, with only 411 individuals left in the population.  There were zero calves born in 2018, and only 5 in 2017.  Their greatest threats are entanglements with fishing gear and collisions with vessels. Marine Resources Council (MRC) has been training and coordinating a dedicated volunteer sighting network of coastal residents, businesses, and beachgoers to identify and report right whale sightings off the coast of Florida since 1995.  MRC is seeking shore-based volunteers in northeast Florida to report whale sightings.  This will help protect them from collisions with vessels, initiate a disentanglement response (if necessary), help researchers gather photo-ID, genetic, and behavioral data; assist with tracking their migration and more. Please join Marine Resources Council at the GTMNERR Visitor Center (formerly known as the Environmental Education Center) on Saturday, January 26th from 1:30 pm to 3:00pm to learn about these whales.  Right whale history, biology, threats, conservation, and spotter training will be discussed.  Class is free and RSVP is NOT required. GTMNERR Visitor Center: 505 Guana River Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Right whales can be seen very close to shore.  How do you tell a right whale from another whale?  Right whales have:
    1. rough, white patches of skin on the head called callosities
    2. short, stubby, black flippers on the sides of the body
    3. triangular, black tail with smooth edges and a deep notch in the middle
    4. no dorsal (back) fin
    5. V-shaped blow of water when they exhale
    Report whale sightings as soon as possible to MRC’s right whale sighting hotline at 888-97-WHALE (888-979-4253) as soon as possible from December through April.
  • 01/26/2019 6:00 pm - 01/26/2019 9:00 pm
    The Many Faces of Breast Cancer portrait series opening night celebration Saturday January 26, 2019 6pm-9pm Cork Art District, 2689 Roselle Street, Jacksonville. All funds raised will be donated under team Hope Floats benefiting the DONNA Foundation To purchase tickets go to: https://thedonnafoundation.org/event/many-faces-of-breast-cancer/
  • 01/31/2019 5:30 pm - 01/31/2019 6:00 pm
    CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL: Thursday, January 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will be hosting its first ever Annual Meeting. The meeting is free and open for the public to attend. Learn everything the Cultural Center was up to in 2018, and all that there is to look forward to in 2019! The Annual Meeting will be an excellent opportunity to meet the team, learn about the Cultural Center’s goals, and how we plan to continue to strive to impact the arts and culture in the community. Please RSVP to our Annual Meeting here! The meeting will be followed by "Dinner with an Artist", a quarterly artist talk and dining experience, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Artists presenting at the dinner are the winning artists of our current JAME (Juried Artist Member Exhibition) that will be on display through March 1st, 2019. Tickets for Dinner with an Artist are $99 for members, and $125 for non-members. We hope to see you there!
  • 02/04/2019 10:00 am - 02/04/2019 12:00 pm
    Current Events Discussion Group 10AM New Location: Amenities Annex, 625 Market Street, St. Augustine Fl (Palenica) Any questions please email adsilby@yahoo.com
  • 02/06/2019 7:30 am - 02/06/2019 9:30 am
    Ponte Vedra Toastmasters Club #5199 meeting 7:30AM at Players Community Senior Center 175 Landrum Lane If you need assistance email carmenjsardinas@gmail.com
  • 02/07/2019 7:30 pm - 02/07/2019 9:00 pm
    U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 7:30 PM St. Augustine Yacht Club 442 Ocean Vista Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32080 (near the St. Augustine Lighthouse) Any questions call (904) 460-0243
  • 02/11/2019 12:00 pm - 02/11/2019 1:00 pm
    Caregiver Support Meeting Ponte Vedra Memory Care Center, 1048 A1A North, Ponte Vedra, Fl Any questions call (904) 297-0061
  • 02/12/2019 9:00 am - 02/12/2019 11:00 am
    Feb 12 – Starling at Nocatee Open House 9:00 – 11:00 Continental Breakfast will be served 999 Crosswater Parkway, Ponte Vedra, FL
  • 02/13/2019 6:00 pm - 02/13/2019 8:00 pm
    6:00pm at First Atlantic Bank Bldg , 100 Corridor Rd.  South Suite 280 Limited space RSVP to Karen Feliciano (904) 907-7880
  • 02/16/2019 10:00 am - 02/16/2019 2:00 pm
    10Am-2PM at the Town Center Field 120 Marketside Avenue, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081, Nocatee
  • 02/28/2019 6:00 pm - 02/28/2019 8:00 pm

    The Lightner Museum invites you to "get your green on" for February's Lightner After Hours social event! We’re ushering in St. Patrick’s Day early and hope you’ll join us for our “Kiss Me I’m Artish” celebration on February 28th from 6 - 8 p.m.  To make merry we’re offering up an ideal chance to hear Irish singer-songwriter Spade McQuade on guitar accompanied by his Eire whistle-playing cara, Amanda Estus.  At this free event, guests are encouraged to dress the green-theme while enjoying an early evening of beer, wine, and light tasty shamrock-inspired treats.

    Attendees may enter at the Granada Street entrance (with blue and white awnings, located across from the Corazon Cinema).

    https://lightnermuseum.org/event/lightner-after-hours-february/

    75 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084
    904-824-2874
  • 02/28/2019 6:00 pm - 02/28/2019 7:30 pm
    Alzheimer’s Family Support Group 6:00 – 7:30 Starling at Nocatee 999 Crosswater Parkway Ponte Vedra, FL
  • 03/09/2019 10:00 am - 03/09/2019 4:00 pm
    Freedom Boat Club will be hosting an Open House and New Boater Experience Day at their location at Beach Marine at 2315 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boat club will be offering free boat rides and refreshments. Everyone is invited to come out and experience Freedom in person, learn the benefits of membership and enjoy some time on the water. Contact: George Biastre  (904) 239-0590 georgeb@freedomboatclub.com
  • 03/11/2019 8:00 am - 03/11/2019 3:00 pm
    Mark your calendars for our Summer Camp online drawing registration from March 4-15. Our popular summer camp program is open to St. Johns County resident children between the ages of 5 and 12 and will be held at six locations around the county. Summer Camp Details. For more info, contact Brian James at bjames@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0365.
  • 03/16/2019 7:00 am - 03/16/2019 12:00 pm
    9th Annual Kids' Fishing Clinic
    Ancient City Game Fish Association hosts its 9th Annual FREE Kids' Fishing Clinic on Saturday, March 16 at St. Augustine Marina at Vilano Beach Pier. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 200 kids (age 12 and under) to register will get a bait bucket and goodie bag. Fishing Clinic Details. For more info, call Donna Frantz at 904-814-0515.
  • 03/17/2019 2:00 pm - 03/17/2019 4:00 pm

    Attention residents of St. Johns County; the library needs your help!

    What direction do you see your community and your library following over the next ten years? We need to hear from you and hope you join us as we create a new strategic plan for the future of your St. Johns County Public Library System.

    Together, we can shape the future of our libraries to meet the hopes and needs of both our current and future library users. We are dedicated to making sure all voices are heard, and our goal is to offer you dynamic services and resources that are useful and meaningful to your own personal and professional goals.

    We’d love to hear from you--please join us for one of the following Library Visioning Sessions:

    Sunday, March 17, 2:00 pm Main Library 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084     Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm Nocatee Crosswater Hall 245 Nocatee Center Way Ponte Vedra, FL 32081   Sunday, March 31, 2:00 pm World Golf Village Renaissance Resort 500 S. Legacy Trail St. Augustine, FL 32092  

    With six full service branch libraries throughout the county, two traveling bookmobiles, and a beautiful, user-friendly website, using and supporting your library is easier than ever. To learn more about the library system, visit www.sjcpls.org.

    The St. Johns County Public Library system serves the community by providing access to technology, facilities, collections, programs and services that help people meet our mission: Connect, Learn, Enjoy @ Your Library. For more information on the St. Johns County Public Library System, visit sjcpls.org.

  • 03/18/2019 4:00 pm - 03/18/2019 6:00 pm
    Join Gerling Travel as they present a magnificent collection of "Life Changing" river cruise itineraries featuring VIKING RIVER CRUISES throughout Europe, Russia, and China for 2019 and 2020 seasons. We have a special guest speaker Mr. Javier from Viking River Cruises. Drinks and refreshments provided.
    Monday, March 18th, 2019
    4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
  • 03/22/2019 10:00 am - 03/24/2019 9:00 pm
    1. AUGUSTINE, Florida (January 29, 2019) – On March 22, 23, and 24, the beloved St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival celebrates its 38thyear with a return to Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine. A St. Augustine tradition since 1981, the Seafood Festival is the largest, oldest and most family-oriented festival in the Ancient City. With more than 20,000 people expected to attend, the Festival is a cornerstone of the St. Augustine Lions fundraising mission to help those in need.
      2019 Festival Highlights Include:  -       Award-winning seafood and “land-lubber” food -       Tantalizing dessert selections -       Nearly 100 diverse, affordable arts and crafts exhibitors -       Kiddie rides, face painting, and family shows -       Live musical entertainment from many genres   The hallmark of the Seafood Festival is its incredible offering of seafood fare. Special menu selections this year will include mahi, salmon, scallops, gumbo, grouper, seafood tacos, octopus, shrimp dishes galore, conch, and even alligator chili.   Major sponsors are Coors, Money Pages, I Heart Radio Stations, Family Kia, and Beach 105.5. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.   Hours and Admission: Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 15 are free. Active duty military with ID are also free. Food prices are not included with admission. Free Parking and Shuttle: On Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, free parking with a shuttle to the Seafood Festival will be available. Parking and shuttle are based at the St. Johns County Health Department, located at 200 San Sebastian View, and at the north San Marco lot at 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors at these two locations during Festival hours on Saturday and Sunday only. Look for “shuttle” signs directing you to these locations. More information on the parking and shuttle are on the website. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the charitable activities of the St. Augustine Lions Foundation. Please note, pets are not allowed on Festival grounds. For more information, email admin@lionsfestival.com, visit www.lionsfestival.com, or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/staugustinelionsfestival
  • 03/24/2019 2:00 pm - 03/24/2019 4:00 pm

    Attention residents of St. Johns County; the library needs your help!

    What direction do you see your community and your library following over the next ten years? We need to hear from you and hope you join us as we create a new strategic plan for the future of your St. Johns County Public Library System.

    Together, we can shape the future of our libraries to meet the hopes and needs of both our current and future library users. We are dedicated to making sure all voices are heard, and our goal is to offer you dynamic services and resources that are useful and meaningful to your own personal and professional goals.

    We’d love to hear from you--please join us for one of the following Library Visioning Sessions:

    Sunday, March 17, 2:00 pm Main Library 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084    Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm Nocatee Crosswater Hall 245 Nocatee Center Way Ponte Vedra, FL 32081  Sunday, March 31, 2:00 pm World Golf Village Renaissance Resort 500 S. Legacy Trail St. Augustine, FL 32092 

    With six full service branch libraries throughout the county, two traveling bookmobiles, and a beautiful, user-friendly website, using and supporting your library is easier than ever. To learn more about the library system, visit www.sjcpls.org.

    The St. Johns County Public Library system serves the community by providing access to technology, facilities, collections, programs and services that help people meet our mission: Connect, Learn, Enjoy @ Your Library. For more information on the St. Johns County Public Library System, visit sjcpls.org.

  • 03/28/2019 8:45 am - 03/28/2019 12:00 pm

    SAVVY JOB HUNTERS MINISTRY MARCH WORKSHOP

    Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Sign in begins at 8:45 a.m.)

    Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082  Parish Center Conference Room (second floor)

     SIGN UP by emailing Pam Ottesen at pottesen66@gmail.com.

     VOWELS FOR JOB SEEKERS and ADVANCED NETWORKING STRATEGIES

    Learn how to effectively target and land your dream job during two presentations by Brad Raney, international speaker and author, sales/leadership/management trainer and entrepreneur.

    The VOWELS FOR JOB SEEKERS are seven habitual characteristics, which define who God made you to be, and the success factors that will change your job search path.

    During ADVANCED NETWORKING STRATEGIES, learn successful job search techniques:  Using LinkedIn for Networking, Power of Connections, Networking vs Schmoozing, Professional Stalking, and more.

    FEATURED EMPLOYER   Vector Security, Inc. will join us!  Robert “Ret” Travers, Sales Manager, will present job opportunities and application procedures.

    RESUME REVIEWS    Bring several copies of your resumes.  Buddy Webster of LEADERS Professional Recruiting will review your resume with you.

    MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT   Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help job seekers recognize their strengths, home in on their job search style, and identify job families that are good matches for their personality type. If you are interested in taking this free MBTI assessment, Margaret MacNaughton, MBTI Practitioner, offers this opportunity following the workshop.

  • 04/04/2019 6:30 pm - 04/04/2019 9:00 pm
    Christ Episcopal Church School of the Arts presents the Broadway classic rock musical Godspell. Performances are at Christ Episcopal Church Ponte Vedra Beach. Premier party and opening night is Thursday, April 4. Party at 6:30 p.m., show begins 7:30 p.m.; Additional performances are April 5 ad 6 at 8:00 p.m.; April 11 at 7:30 p.m.; April 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 3 and 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at christepiscopalchurch.org. General Admission is $20 and preferred seating is $25.
  • 04/10/2019 9:00 am - 04/10/2019 11:00 am
     Wednesday, April 10 – Fish ID & Regulation Registration
    • Wednesday, April 17 – Tackle Box Necessities Registration
    • Wednesday, April 24 – Knot Tying Registration
    • Wednesday, May 1 – Live & Artificial Bait Registration
    • Wednesday, May 8 – Traps & Nets Registration
    Time: 9-11am
    Where: Shands Pier, 9934 Shands Pier Rd., St. Johns
    Details: Learn the ins and outs of freshwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! Please note that all participants must have a Freshwater Fishing License or be a Florida Resident age 65 and up. Obtain a fishing license. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 04/11/2019 9:30 am - 04/11/2019 11:00 am
    Join us for coffee, croissants and a media preview of
    Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist - Works on Paper by the Artist and His Circle Exhibition
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    Thursday, April 11th - 9:30 am-11:00 am
    The exhibition is a rare look at the works of pioneering artist Edgar Degas - one of the leading lights of the 19th-century art scene. Degas is best known for his enchanting paintings of ballet dancers on and off the stage. But little is widely known about the enigmatic artist’s life and personality. Featuring over fifty original works by Degas, The Lightner Museum's special exhibition of Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist offers unique insights into Degas' inner world and the opportunity to see rarely exhibited works from the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson.
    Lightner Museum’s Curator Barry Myers and Educator Alison Schaeffler-Murphy will be available to provide insight on this special exhibit.
    Please RSVP to Jacquelyn at communications@lightnermuseum.org or call 904.824.2874 ext. 108.
  • 04/12/2019 10:00 am - 04/12/2019 11:00 am
    Native Landscaping Lecture Series: Lawn Care
    When: Friday, April 12
    Time: 10-11am
    Where: THE PLAYERS Community Center, 175 Landrum Ln., Ponte Vedra
    Details: We’ve partnered with UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County for a lecture on Florida-Friendly Landscaping with a focus on how to irrigate, fertilize, and maintain your lawn utilizing Florida-Friendly principles. Lawn Care Registration. This program is FREE. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 04/12/2019 4:45 pm - 04/12/2019 5:45 pm
    Friday, April 12 from 4:45-5:45pm
    Where: SJC Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
    Details: Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches, exercises, and activities. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. This program is FREE and open to kids ages 4 to 12. Kids Yoga Details. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 04/15/2019 7:00 pm - 04/15/2019 8:00 pm
    What: Join us at Flagler College Choir’s Spring Concert. This concert is in conjunction with the Borgen Project, a nonprofit fighting global poverty at the federal level, by assisting in passing foreign aid legislature. When: April 15th, 2019 @ 7pm-8pm Where: Ponce Hall Rotunda - 74 King St. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 Cost: Free Provider - Flagler College & Kip Taisey (choir director) 904-819-6217, ktasiey@flagler.ed
  • 04/23/2019 10:00 am - 04/23/2019 7:00 pm
    The exhibition is a rare look at the works of pioneering artist Edgar Degas - one of the leading lights of the 19th-century art scene. Degas is best known for his enchanting paintings of ballet dancers on and off the stage. But little is widely known about the enigmatic artist’s life and personality. Featuring over fifty original works by Degas, The Lightner Museum's special exhibition of Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist offers unique insights into Degas' inner world and the opportunity to see rarely exhibited works from the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson.
    Our limited-engagement showing of Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist is free for museum members or for $5 above the price of museum admission.  Open April 12-June 16th
  • 04/25/2019 9:00 am - 04/25/2019 12:00 pm
    April 25
    Savvy Job Hunters Ministry workshop--Working for the Federal Government
    9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach
  • 04/25/2019 6:00 pm - 04/25/2019 8:00 pm
    We're Celebrating Degas' Circle at the Lightner After Hours!
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    Thursday, April 25th - 6 to 8 pm
    While Edgar Degas did not commonly paint en plein air, his circle of friends certainly did! Join The Lightner Museum and The Saint Augustine Art Associations’ circle of friends during April’s free monthly social event. Guests will enjoy an early evening of cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres and music byRamona. Equally fun is a special opportunity to watch registered plein air artists painting live-happenings in our historic mezzanine area of the museum.
    Visitors wishing to view the Degas exhibition during our free Lightner After Hours event may purchase a $5 admission ticket in the museum gift shop that evening.
    This event is free and open to the public. Attendees may enter at the Granada Street entrance (with the blue and white awnings) located across from the Corazon Cinema.
  • 04/26/2019 9:30 am - 04/26/2019 4:30 pm
    FULL CIRCLE RESOURCE DEBUTS SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP “Making Sustainability Work for Your Business” Will Be Held on Friday, April 26th Full Circle Resource Management has teamed up with Travel Without Plastics, Keepers of the Coast, and Recycle Across America to host a sustainability workshop for professionals in the hospitality industry. “Making Sustainability Work for Your Business” will be held on Friday, April 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach  Oceanfront Resort, 300 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach, Florida. “This workshop was designed for hospitality professionals looking to reduce resource use and associated costs while still providing a fantastic customer experience,” explained Tara Dodson, Founder and President of Full Circle Resource Management. “Doing business can be good for the planet and good for its people while still increasing profit.” “Making Sustainability Work for Your Business” is part of the 2nd Annual Full Circle Fest, which will be held at The Amp, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, on Saturday, April 27th, and is ideal for hospitality business owners, hotel management teams, procurement specialists, and sustainability professionals. Speakers include JoAnn Hendrickx of Travel Without Plastics, Alexa Green of Recycle Across America, Tara Dodson of Full Circle Resource Management, and Ryan Murphy of The Amp and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Highlights + Sustainability Topics • How to be a green venue and a profitable business. • Minimizing single-use plastics and Styrofoam while meeting health, safety, and quality expectations. • What exactly can your business recycle and what difference does it make? • How to position sustainability communications to successfully market to your target customer. • Creating new income streams from a zero-waste focus. • Living and working in harmony with North Florida wildlife. Proudly sponsored by Embassy Suites, North Florida Green Chamber, and Thomas Cook Group. Sponsorship opportunities still available. To learn more, contact Tara Dodson at fullcircleresource@gmail.com. Space is limited for “Making Sustainability Work for Your Business.” Cost is $100.00 per person and includes lunch and a Green Drinks networking event. Register online.
  • 04/27/2019 3:00 pm - 04/27/2019 8:00 pm
    KEEPERS OF THE COAST ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL FULL CIRCLE FEST Save the Date! Full Circle Fest Will Be Held on Saturday, April 27 at The Amp ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (March 3, 2019) – Keepers of the Coast, a local non-profit organization focused on providing a safe and sustainable coastal environment for residents and visitors, will host its 2nd Annual Full Circle Fest, sponsored by The Amp’s Green Hands Program, on Saturday, April 27 on the Front Porch at The Amp (previously St. Augustine Amphitheatre), 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person. Bike, walk, or carpool your way to Full Circle Fest for a fun-filled day of speakers highlighting sustainable living ideas about alternative energy, gardening, recycling, and conservation. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bag and shop for unique, plastic-free, eco-conscious gift items. Enjoy culinary creations by local favorites Arepa Life, Late Risers Food Truck, and The Silver Bullet. “Every aspect of Full Circle Fest is designed for a family-friendly day celebrating our community, and how we can ensure the coastal systems of Northeast Florida remain a beautiful part of our local environment,” said Tara Dodson, Founder of Keepers of the Coast. “Bring refillable containers and stay hydrated at the many Amp water bottle filling stations. We’ll also have adult libations available for purchase such as cold beer from Dog Rose Brewing and sangria from San Sebastian Winery.” Ride your bike and park at the VeloFest bike station to be entered into a raffle to win an exciting prize. Live music at Full Circle Fest begins with Theo Moon from Orlando, an educational/interactive lecture and African drum performance by Nan Nkama of Jacksonville, and ending the evening with Brett Bass and Melted Plectrum. Keepers of the Coast would like to thank the following sponsors: Maritime Creative, VeloFest, Altways Inc, Full Circle Resource Management, St. Johns County Tourist Development Council, Brightway/Olympus Insurance, Travel Without Plastics, Recycle Across America, and Cassidie Corwin Events Gardens & Design. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. With each partner, Keepers of the Coast is able to further commit their dedication of sustainability to the community. Keepers of the Coast is a 100 percent volunteer-operated, non-profit organization working to educate the community on how to protect sensitive coastal systems through sustainable living practices. For more information, visit keepersofthecoast.net.
  • 04/30/2019 10:00 am - 04/30/2019 11:00 am
    Jaws of the Sea
    • Tuesday, April 30 from 10-11am
    • Monday, May 6 from 2-3pm
    • Tuesday, May 7 from 6-7pm
    • Wednesday, May 15 from 10-11am
    • Friday, May 17 from 2-3pm
    Where: Nease Beachfront Park, 3171 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach
    Details: We’ve partnered with Marineland Dolphin Adventure for an interactive guided beach walk all about sharks. Learn about shark biology, common sharks of our area, and local shark research as well as human and shark encounters. Participants will even get a chance to look for their own shark teeth to take home. Jaws of the Sea Registration. This program is FREE, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 05/02/2019 6:00 pm - 05/02/2019 8:00 pm
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    Lecture by Robert Flynn Johnson
    Thursday, May 2 - 6-8 pm
    Meet collector and curator Robert Flynn Johnson and hear the fascinating details of building his collection for the making of his Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist exhibition.
    During more than 40 years as a professor and curator of collections with the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Mr. Johnson’s passion for collecting works by Degas grew to intriguing heights. Lecture attendees are bound to take pleasure in learning first hand how Degas’ artistic genius first captured Johnson’s attention and of the many adventures while tracking down works on paper by Degas and his circle of artistic colleagues.
    Tickets are $25 ($20 for Lightner Museum members).
    Reservations are required.
    Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 904.824.2874
  • 05/05/2019 6:00 pm - 05/05/2019 9:00 pm
    BRASS GALA 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, 200 Ponte Vedra Boulevard Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony (BRASS) Annual Gala and Concert by the Jacksonville Symphony with Conductor Nathan Aspinall and Guest Conductors Randolph Johnson and Joyce Perlowitz. Cocktail hour with open bar, followed by dinner, live auction and live music. Join us fordessert on the terrace as well. Tickets at www.Brassonline.org Or Email: nadinesabatier@bellsouth.net 904.545.0491
  • 05/08/2019 1:00 pm - 05/08/2019 3:00 pm

    May 8th Open House 1:00-3:00pm

    Starling at Nocatee-999 Crosswater Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, Fl. 32081

    Light refreshments will be served.

  • 05/11/2019 9:00 am - 05/11/2019 4:00 pm
    The Cultural Center to Host Annual Home & Art Tour in May
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - 5/11/19: Be inspired by "Pinterest-worthy" art, design, architecture, and furnishings at the 9th annual Home & Art Tour on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a breakfast beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Five exquisite homes and an artist studio will be open to the public in the prestigious neighborhoods of Ponte Vedra Beach. A Benefactors Reception will kick off this event on Thursday May 9th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at a private home in Ponte Vedra Beach.
    All entry passes to the Home & Art Tour, breakfast, and tickets to the Benefactors Reception can be purchased online at ccpvb.org. Tickets may be purchased and picked up at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach at 50 Executive Way. Proceeds benefit the Cultural Center's first national exhibition, "1 Cent Life", a pop art exhibition including works by Andy Warhol, coming this fall.
    This annual event brings 1,000 community members to the Cultural Center and to Ponte Vedra Beach. All homes on the tour are open throughout the day and can be seen at leisure and in any order. A program with a map and additional information will be provided. Signage is available to assist in finding homes on the tour. Light refreshments will be available.
    The 9th Annual Home & Art Tour is sponsored in part by the Tourist Development Council, Florida Times Union, and the St. Augustine Record.
    The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to bring the arts into the life of the community through arts education, exhibition, and outreach, and by honoring a donor-driven philosophy. Exhibitions at the Cultural Center are free and open to the public, Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.
  • 05/11/2019 4:00 pm - 05/11/2019 6:00 pm
    ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY CHORUS TO PERFORM CARMINA BURANA FOR SEASON FINALE ST. AUGUSTINE, April 11, 2019 – The St. Augustine Community Chorus is ending their 70th Anniversary Season with a bang, singing one of the greatest pieces of music of the 20th century – the bold, strong Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, with the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona. The concert is being held as part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts, and will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 4:00 pm at Kirk Auditorium (Florida School for the Deaf and Blind). The performance will be performed earlier on May 4th in Daytona, home to the Bel Canto Singers, at the Central Baptist Church. “This is a memorable and dramatic piece of music sung in Latin and German that many will recognize as key parts of this famous cantata have been used in movies, TV shows and commercials,” said Mike Sanflippo, Music Director for the St. Augustine Community Chorus. “We are pleased to be working with the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona for this first time to present this music with an enlarged chorus.” The Bel Canto Singers of Daytona are under the musical direction of Dr. David J. Redman. The program will begin with a selection by the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, Adiemus, that is also recognizable from its use in TV ads, including for Delta Airlines. The St. Augustine Youth Chorus under the direction of Kerry Fradley, will also play a role in this concert: Carmina Burana calls for a children's chorus in two of the movements, and they will join the chorus in the final movement as well. They will also sing in Adiemus. The program will be accompanied by two pianists and six percussionists with a large battery of instruments including various drums and timpani, marimbas, and more. Carmina Burana was written by composer Carl Orff in 1935-1936 and once performed, he wanted his publishers to destroy everything he had previously composed (they didn’t) as he felt this was the true start of his career. The libretto was based on over 200 medieval songs and poems that Orff encountered in an 1847 edition of a book called Carmina Burana by Johann Andreas Schmeller, that had original text from monks dating from the 11th to 13th centuries. He and a student with a background in Latin, selected and organized 24 of these poems to music. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org/. Tickets are $20 for adults age 18+; $12 for youth age 11-17; $5 for active military, and free for children 10 and under. The St. Augustine Community Chorus has been celebrating its 70th Anniversary this season, and recently received a proclamation from the City of St. Augustine acknowledging its history and encouraging the public to celebrate and support its concerts. For further information, please contact: Sheila Kolesaire Skolesaire@gmail.com 973-687-0188  
  • 05/11/2019 7:30 pm - 05/11/2019 9:00 pm

    WHAT: Mom*Prov - An improv comedy show dedicated to moms

    WHEN: Saturday, May 11th, 7:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Corazon Cinema & Cafe (36 Granada Street, St Augustine, FL 32084)

    TICKETS: $10 advance/$15 door

    INFO/TICKETS: www.adventure-project.com/events

    The Adventure Project presents Mom*Prov - an improv comedy show dedicated to moms - just in time for Mother's Day! Mom*Prov - a show that's smart and from the heart - features: * It's All About Amy + her mom - the unscripted story of a St. Augustine woman's life with her mom * genNOW - game style improv (a la Whose Line is it Anyway?) highlighting moms * Tiny Town - secrets of St. Augustine moms revealed via audience suggestions Come hungry and thirsty as the Corazon Cinema and Cafe has a bar, and, a full menu. And a special for moms - show us a photo of your kid at the box office and get $5 off your ticket!

    For more information about improv shows, events and classes in St. Augustine please visit: www.adventure-project.com.

  • 05/12/2019 10:30 am - 05/12/2019 1:30 pm
    Come have fun and support the Nease Media center! This a Mother’s Day treat and a fundraiser for media center to continue providing great events, activities, & author visits. Mother’s Day Extravanganza When: Sunday, May 12th, 2019  10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: 10531 Brightman Blvd,  Jacksonville, FL 32246 The Package: 3 hours of unlimited golf Breakfast buffet  $50 per person Come have fun and support the Nease Media center! This a Mother’s Day treat and a fundraiser for media center to continue providing great events, activities, & author visits. (Pay Mrs. Milian with cash or check made payableto NHS)
  • 05/15/2019 6:00 pm - 05/15/2019 8:00 pm

    District 4 Community Meeting – Nocatee

    District 4 Commissioner Jeremiah Ray Blocker is hosting a Town Hall Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at Crosswater Hall, 245 Nocatee Center Way. The meeting will provide District 4 residents with the opportunity to receive information regarding County programs and services, public safety, and more. A question and answer session with Commissioner Blocker, County Administrator Michael Wanchick, and a representative from the Sheriff's Office will also be held. The meeting is free and open to the public.

  • 05/16/2019 6:00 pm - 05/16/2019 8:00 pm
    Emmy Award Winning Artist Coming to Ponte Vedra Beach
    Travels in Light: David Dunlop Exhibition Opening Reception to be Held May 16
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - 5/14/19: Artist David Dunlop, a modern-day old master, will be visiting Ponte Vedra Beach to attend the Opening Reception of a solo exhibition of his works as well as host a sold-out Visiting Master Artist Workshop at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
    The exhibition Opening Reception will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, May 16 at the Cultural Center. Local musician group, Simply Strings, will perform during the opening. This event is free and open to the public though donations are encouraged to support the non-profit arts center and gallery.
    Titled Travels In Light, this exhibition showcases twenty of Dunlop's luminous oil paintings. Primarily painted onto metal surfaces, each detailed work of art seems to emit a glow. A mixture of natural and urban scenes highlights the range of the painter and is sure to delight visitors of all tastes. The paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science.
    David Dunlop works as an artist, teacher, lecturer, and Emmy Award winning television host. As the host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, Dunlop won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations including Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Colgate Palmolive, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil and more.
    Travels In Light and an exhibition of works by the First Coast Pastel Society will be on display through June 15, 2019. The Cultural Center also features a recently renovated and expanded space that focuses on making locally-made artist and artisan goods available to the public.
    The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to bring the arts into the life of the community through arts education, exhibition, and outreach, and by honoring a donor-driven philosophy. The Cultural Center is open to the public, Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.
  • 05/17/2019 4:00 pm - 05/17/2019 4:45 pm
    Kid's Beach Yoga
    • Friday, May 17 from 4-4:45pm
    Where: SJC Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
    Details: Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches, exercises, and activities. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. This program is FREE and open to kids ages 4 to 12. Kids Yoga Details. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 05/19/2019 6:00 pm - 05/19/2019 9:00 pm

    The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to host 24th annual Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass

    Local Jacksonville cancer survivor to perform original rap song at dinner featuring current and former NFL players and celebrities

     

    The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation will host its 24th annual Celebrity Golf Classic, in partnership with THE PLAYERS on May 19th and 20th. This premier event will take place at the world-renowned TPC Sawgrass in the company of Tom Coughlin and his celebrity friends from the sports world and beyond, as they gather to raise money for local Jacksonville families tackling childhood cancer.

    The foundation is thrilled to announce a special addition to this year’s dinner. Eighteen-year-old cancer survivor Blake Herndon, will perform an original rap song inspired by his own cancer journey. Blake was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on his seventh birthday. Despite several relapses, Blake has always maintained a positive attitude and been an inspiration to all he meets.

    “A Methodist bishop once quipped that no one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it,” said Jay Fund founder and Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tom Coughlin. “The same can be said of tackling childhood cancer. It takes a team, and we are so grateful to have so many incredible members of our team come out year after year to BE THERE for our Jacksonville families.”

    WHEN: The festivities begin on Sunday, May 19th with an exclusive invitation only dinner featuring athletes and celebrities. Interview and photo availability will commence at 6 p.m. which marks the beginning of the evening’s blue carpet arrivals. Availability will end promptly at 7 p.m. Dinner is closed to the press. On Monday, May 20th, the day begins with a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Interview and photo availability will take place 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. only. Golf Course is not open to the press or public.

     NOTE: Media should RSVP to Kelly Bussanich at (904) 685-6430 or kellyb@tcjayfund.org

     WHERE:          TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

    WHY: Some of the worst news a parent can hear is, “Your child has cancer.” The funds raised during this two-day event will help the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation help local families keep a roof over their heads, food on their table, and the lights on when they are putting all their resources and energies toward helping their child get better. Our mission is to BE THERE for families so they can be there for their sick child. In the past 24 years, the foundation has raised over $8 million at the Celebrity Golf Classic.

    WHO:              This year’s celebrity guests include:

    • Tony Boselli, NFL Alumni (Offensive Lineman)
    • A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville Jaguars (Cornerback)
    • Mark Brunell, NFL Alumni (Quarterback)
    • Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars (Defensive Lineman)
    • Nick Foles, Jacksonville Jaguars (Quarterback)
    • John Fox, NFL Head Coach Alumni
    • Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars (Kicker)
    • Scot "Froggy" Langley, Radio Personality
    • Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars Head Football Coach
    • Chris Mortensen, ESPN Sportscaster
    • Jeff Nordling, Actor
    • Bill Polian, NFL Hall of Fame
    • Josh Scobee, NFL Alumni (Kicker)

    A full list of celebrity participants is available upon request.                

    For more details including instructions on how to contribute, please visit www.tcjayfund.org. Follow the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund @tcjayfund and join the conversation on social media through #BeThere.

  • 05/22/2019 6:00 pm - 05/22/2019 8:00 pm

    South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach Restoration Projects Kickoff Meeting

    St. Johns County is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at the GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center, 505 Guana River Road, to discuss the upcoming South Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach restoration projects. Representatives from St. Johns County and the Army Corps of Engineers will be available to provide details of the projects, answer questions from the community, and document resident feedback. Easement requests, MSTU information, new beach parking projects will also be discussed. For more information, please call 904.209.0259 or email kmctaggart@sjcfl.us.

  • 05/24/2019 10:00 am - 05/24/2019 11:00 am
    Not in Your Backyard
    When: Friday, May 24 from 10-11am
    Where: THE PLAYERS Community Center, 175 Landrum Ln., Ponte Vedra
    Details: Ever wonder how to identify and remove the plants that are “bad” for your yard and the environment? We’ve partnered with GTM Research Reserve for an opportunity to learn about invasive plant species within Northeast Florida. Not In Your Backyard Details. This program is FREE. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 05/27/2019 10:00 am - 05/27/2019 12:00 pm
    ST. AUGUSTINE'S  MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE will take place in the city's National Cemetery Monday, May 27th. at 10 AM. Brigadier General (Ret) Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr will keynote the annual ceremony which begins with appropriate music and the march in of massed flags from local veterans’ organizations. Local veterans who have died in the past year will be recognized and honored with the "Fallen Comrade Tribute."
  • 05/29/2019 12:30 pm - 05/29/2019 3:30 pm
    When: May 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, and 29 from 12:30-3:30pm
    Where: Main Library Branch and various locations around St. Johns County
    Details: Learn about the diverse environment that surrounds us and become a 904 Naturalist. There will be four programs with each one comprised of six classes held over three weeks. The fourth and last program is focused on Exploring the Life of Plants & Trees. Participants must be able to attend all six classes. This program is FREE and open to adults ages 18 and up. Life of Plants & Trees Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 06/05/2019 11:00 am - 06/05/2019 1:00 pm
    NEWCOMERS ALUMNAE SEEKS NEW MEMBERS
    Newcomers Alumnae group was formed in March, 1998 to give graduates of Newcomer groups an opportunity to continue growing in the community and to foster friendships through social activities.  We meet the first Wednesday of every month for lunch (from September through June) at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach.  We feature a speaker or special program at each luncheon.  Our next luncheon meeting is June 5, 2019 from 11am - 1pm.  For more information about attending the luncheon, or if you'd like to join our fun-loving group of over 200 women, please contact brookemeister@msn.com.
  • 06/10/2019 10:00 am - 06/10/2019 4:00 pm
    Travels in Light Exhibition on View in Ponte Vedra Beach
    Works by Renowned Painter David Dunlop at The Cultural Center
    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA - 6/10/19: Stunning paintings by artist David Dunlop, a modern-day old master, are on view and available for purchase in Ponte Vedra Beach at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
    This exhibition is free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged to support the nonprofit arts center and gallery.
    Titled Travels In Light, the exhibition showcases twenty of Dunlop's luminous oil paintings. Primarily painted onto metal surfaces, each detailed work of art seems to emit a soft glow. A mixture of natural and urban scenes highlights the range of the painter and is sure to delight visitors of all tastes. The paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science.
    David Dunlop works as an artist, teacher, lecturer, and Emmy Award winning television host. As the host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop, Dunlop won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations, including Aetna Insurance, Citibank, Colgate Palmolive, Delta Airlines, GE Capital Corporation, IBM, Mobil, and more.
    Travels In Light and an exhibition of works by the First Coast Pastel Society will be on display through June 15, 2019. The Cultural Center also features a recently renovated and expanded space that focuses on making locally-made artist and artisan goods available to the public.
    The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to bring the arts into the life of the community through arts education, exhibition, and outreach, and by honoring a donor-driven philosophy. The Cultural Center is open to the public, Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.
  • 06/11/2019 6:00 pm - 06/11/2019 7:30 pm
    St. Johns County Solid Waste and Recycling Rates Workshops St. Johns County, FL – St. Johns County is hosting a series of public workshops to provide information regarding proposed recycling and solid waste rate increases. The meetings will allow residents to ask questions and receive material regarding the proposed new rates. Those wishing to participate are invited to attend any of the following public workshops: • June 11 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd. • June 13 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Hastings Library, 6195 South Main St. • June 18 | 6 to 8 p.m. | St. Johns County Administration, 500 San Sebastian Vw. • June 20 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Southeast Library, 6670 U.S. 1 South. • June 25 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Switzerland Community Church, 2179 State Road 13. A final public hearing regarding the proposed special rate assessment is scheduled for the August 6, 2019 Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. For more information, please call 904.827.6980.
  • 06/12/2019 6:00 pm - 06/12/2019 7:30 pm
    Viewfinder: Edgar Degas’ Photographic Vision
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    Join Flagler College art history professor Chris Balaschak for a talk exploring the impact of photography on the Impressionists.
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    Wednesday, June 12 - 6:00-7:30 pm
    As evidenced in our current exhibition Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Degas regularly took and explored the possibilities offered by this new technology. Professor Balaschak will discuss how Degas and his circle used photography and its influence on their artwork.  After the lecture, enjoy a walk through the Degas exhibition.
    Tickets are $10 ($5 for Museum Members)
    Reservations are required. Space is limited.
  • 06/13/2019 7:00 pm - 06/13/2019 8:30 pm
    Basics in Nature Photography
    When: Thursday, June 13
    Time: 7-8:30pm
    Where: Nease Beachfront Park, 3173 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach
    Details: Do you have a nice camera and always leave it on auto? Do you wish you could capture the amazing beauty of the nature around you? Then Basics in Nature Photography is for you. Join local photographer Nicholle Goodnight for a hands-on class to sharpen your photography skills. Participants will need to bring their own camera equipment and be at least 12 years in age. Basics in Nature Photography Registration. This program is free, but you must RSVP on Eventbrite to participate. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 06/18/2019 10:30 am - 06/18/2019 12:00 pm
    June 18th Reception to honor 16 Rabbis arrested in St. Augustine in 1964 The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society invites you to join us at a reception in honor of the 16 rabbis arrested in St. Augustine on June 18, 1964. The reception will follow the dedication of a plaque to commemorate the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in United States history. Both the plaque dedication and the reception will be held on the site of the arrest, at the Hilton Garden Inn Bayfront, 32 Avenida Menendez, Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the steps where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in June 1964.

    There is no charge for either the brief dedication ceremony or the reception at which refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend, and no advance arrangements need be made. For details see gofundme.com/justice-justice-1964.

  • 06/20/2019 7:30 pm - 06/22/2019 9:00 pm
    Save the Date! St. Augustine Music Festival Celebrates 13th Year of  FREE Classical Concerts with Mozart, Shostakovich, and Schoenberg ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (February 10, 2019) – The St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) returns for its 13th summer season of free classical music concerts in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Six performances are staged over two weekends, (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), June 20-22 and June 27-29, with all concerts starting at 7:30 pm. Founded in 2007 by Jacksonville musicians Jorge A. Peña and Jin Kim-Peña, the festival welcomes audiences as varied as its concert programs. Classical music “newbies” mingle with seasoned aficionados, true to the festival’s mission to educate, elevate, and entertain all through great music, regardless of ability to pay for a ticket. Individual and corporate donors support the festival financially to keep the concerts free to the public. SAMF creates world-class concerts with professional musicians of the highest caliber. Many of the musicians are members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. SAMF, the largest, free festival of its kind in the United States, has become a beloved summer “must-do” in Northeast Florida’s cultural life. Its concerts have been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” This year’s event will feature Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with St. Augustine favorite Nigel Armstrong, the beautiful Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night. For more information, visit StAugustineMusicFestival.org. Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is located at 38 Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine, FL. Follow on social media: Instagram @staugmusicfest and Facebook @staugmusicfest If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to the 2019 season of the St. Augustine Music Festival, please visit StAugustineMusicFestival.org or contact us at SAMFnews4u@gmail.com.
  • 06/25/2019 2:00 pm - 06/25/2019 3:00 pm
    When: Tuesday, June 25
    Time: 2-3pm
    Where: Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine
    Details: Our East Coast beaches are constantly changing and bringing new items up for us to see. Shells, sea beans, grasses, shark’s teeth, and marine debris; come learn how to identify these items, where they come from, and so much more! Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for an engaging talk about the amazing treasures you can find at the beach. Treasures of the Beach Details. This event is FREE. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia atkussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 06/26/2019 2:00 pm - 06/26/2019 3:00 pm
    Living with Snakes & Gators
    When: Wednesday, June 26
    Time: 2-3pm
    Where: Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
    Details: Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for a family-friendly presentation about the snakes and alligators found throughout the State of Florida and maybe even in your backyard. Learn about the various species of snakes in our area as well as how to live with the amazing crocodillian neighbors. This program is open to all ages and is FREE. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia atkussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 06/27/2019 6:30 pm - 06/27/2019 9:30 pm
    When: Daily trips from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30
    Time: 6:30-9pm
    Where: Nocatee Landing, Tolomato Rd., Ponte Vedra
    Details: Come explore the marshes of the Tolomato River with St. Johns County Naturalists. Participants will paddle the marsh and learn about the unique things that live there and why estuaries are so important. At the end of the tour participants will get to experience a beautiful sunset on the water. Fees: • SJC Resident Providing Own Boat $20 per person • Non SJC Resident Providing Own Boat $30 per person • SJC Resident Using a County Boat $40 per person • Non SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $50 per person. To register, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335. When setting up a reservation, include a phone number, email, date of the trip you would like to attend, residency status, and if you will be using a county kayak. There is a 12-foot boat length minimum for participants bringing their own boat.
  • 06/27/2019 7:30 pm - 06/29/2019 9:00 pm
    Save the Date! St. Augustine Music Festival Celebrates 13th Year of FREE Classical Concerts with Mozart, Shostakovich, and Schoenberg ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (February 10, 2019) – The St. Augustine Music Festival (SAMF) returns for its 13th summer season of free classical music concerts in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Six performances are staged over two weekends, (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), June 20-22 and June 27-29, with all concerts starting at 7:30 pm. Founded in 2007 by Jacksonville musicians Jorge A. Peña and Jin Kim-Peña, the festival welcomes audiences as varied as its concert programs. Classical music “newbies” mingle with seasoned aficionados, true to the festival’s mission to educate, elevate, and entertain all through great music, regardless of ability to pay for a ticket. Individual and corporate donors support the festival financially to keep the concerts free to the public. SAMF creates world-class concerts with professional musicians of the highest caliber. Many of the musicians are members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. SAMF, the largest, free festival of its kind in the United States, has become a beloved summer “must-do” in Northeast Florida’s cultural life. Its concerts have been featured on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.” This year’s event will feature Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with St. Augustine favorite Nigel Armstrong, the beautiful Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Chamber Symphony in C Minor, Op. 110a, and Arnold Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night. For more information, visit StAugustineMusicFestival.org. Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is located at 38 Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine, FL. Follow on social media: Instagram @staugmusicfest and Facebook @staugmusicfest If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating to the 2019 season of the St. Augustine Music Festival, please visit StAugustineMusicFestival.org or contact us at SAMFnews4u@gmail.com.
  • 07/05/2019 8:30 am - 07/05/2019 10:30 am
    KEEPERS OF THE COAST IS SEEKING PARTNERS FOR THEIR 10TH ANNUAL “DAY AFTER” BEACH CLEANUP ON JULY 5TH Nonprofit helps clean up St. Johns County beaches after the busy Fourth of July holiday ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA (June 17, 2019) – Keepers of the Coast (KOTC), a local non- profit dedicated to promoting coastal stewardship and the conservation of coastal habitat, are recruiting volunteers, sponsors, and adoptees for the 10th Annual “Day After” Beach Cleanup on Friday, July 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The purpose of the cleanup is to restore the coastline following the impacts of Fourth of July, traditionally one of the busiest beach days of the year. This community-wide effort will be held at several beach access points throughout St. Johns County. So far, KOTC has welcomed St. Augustine Ghost Krewe in adopting the Crescent Beachfront Park access point. Additional sites are currently available for adoption from local businesses, community organizations, and nonprofits: - Mickler’s Beachfront Park - Vilano Beachfront Park - St. John County Ocean and Fishing Pier (St. Augustine Beach) - A Street Beach Access Keepers of the Coast has successfully prevented over 600,000 (and counting!) cigarette butts from entering our oceans. Continue to keep the right butts on the beach by winning the cigarette butt challenge at the 10th Annual “Day After” Beach Cleanup. A prize package of sustainable Keepers of the Coast gear will be given to the participant who collects the most cigarette butts at each cleanup location. No pre-registration is required, and volunteers may show up at any of the locations. All participants will be given a bag for trash, a bag for recycling, and a bag for cigarette butts. Learn more about Keepers of the Coast at keepersofthecoast.net or call 904-814-2172. Follow on social media on Facebook @keepers.ofthecoast.9 and Instagram @keepersofthecoast and Twitter @kprsofthecoast to stay up-to-date on any changes and to participate in future events.
  • 07/13/2019 12:00 pm - 07/13/2019 10:00 pm
    Beaches Freedom Festival to Honor Eight Hometown Heroes JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL- This Saturday, July 13th at the Seawalk Pavilion, the Beaches Freedom Festival will recognize several outstanding military members and veterans who are doing great things in the community. The ceremony will take place during North Florida’s Most Patriotic Event on the main stage at 6:00pm. All of the honorees were nominated by peers, friends, or family members and have made and have significant accomplishments in the North Florida area. In addition, the festival will support and benefit eight different Veteran and community non profits. 2019 Freedom Festival Honorees: Sgt Nathan Bradley: Sgt Nathan Bradley enlisted in the USMC in 2010 out of Jacksonville, FL. During his time in the Marines, Sgt Bradley was deployed twice and attended several military schools. He first deployed to Afghanistan where he received a meritorious promotion and was awarded for actions taken against the enemy. Sgt Bradley also served several months in southeast Asia, and spent some time deployed to Okinawa, Japan. In 2014, Sgt Bradley left the Marines and attended the UNF, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business. It was during this time that he started working with veterans in the community, including co- founding a non-profit organization, Warfighters in Arms. Sgt Bradley took his love for helping veteran’s a step further when he accepted the position of Veteran Liaison & Community Outreach for 904 Happy Hour, where he is currently employed. In his position, Sgt Bradley now helps raise funds for other nonprofits, employ veterans, and recognize others who are doing great things in the community. He is currently serving with Marine Corps reserve unit in Florida. Sgt Fred Blaz: Fred Blaz served 6.5 years in the Marine Corps and got out as a Sgt. During his time in, he was stationed with 3/3 out of Hawaii where he did one tour to Afghanistan. Following his deployment, he served as a Marine Corps Embassy Security Guard at several duty stations around the globe. After getting out of the Marine Corps, Fred attended college at JU where he obtained a Bachelors of Business in Finance and is on his last semester of his MBA. While at JU Fred served as the VP of JU’s Student Veterans of America Chapter.

    He currently serves as the Director of Public Relations for Vets4Vets of Northeast Florida, the Board of Directors for the Semper Fidelis Society, and is the Marine 4 Life Rep for Marine Corps League Nassau Detachment. He is also a member of the American Legion in Fernandina Beach and the VFW in Jax Beach

    SSgt Rebecca Schilling: SSgt Rebecca Schilling is originally from Rochester, Minnesota and enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2011. Following recruit training and MOS school, she was stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island with the Parris Island Marine Band. She later became a Canvassing Recruiter with Recruiting Station Jacksonville in 2016. Through her time in the Marine Corps, SSgt Schilling has dedicated over 500 hours to volunteering with non-profit organizations such as: Toys for Tots, Warfighter’s in Arms, Operation Barnabas, and Jasper Animal Rescue Mission. SSgt plans to continue volunteering in the future as she moves on to Okinawa, Japan at the end of September. SSgt Justin Cabrera: SSgt Cabrera a native of Springfield, Massachusetts joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009. SSgt Cabrera began his career with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During his five-year tour there he completed a deployment to Africa in a bi-lateral effort to train and tighten relations with the Ghanaian Military. He then went on to deploy again with a Task Force that stemmed, based off the attacks on American Embassies in 2012. He transferred duty stations to Camp Pendleton, California to become an instructor at his Military Occupational Specialty School. At the conclusion of his tour, he returned to the operating force to deploy once again to Okinawa, Japan attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. In October of 2018, SSgt Cabrera transferred to Jacksonville, Florida where he is currently the Training Chief for the 4th Assault Amphibian Battalion Bravo Company. As a member of the active duty staff, he performs Marine Corps funeral honors in the North Florida and South Georgia area to support fallen veterans. SSgt Cabrera has also taken on the role as Toys for Tots coordinator for the Greater Jacksonville area. Last year, the Toys for Tots organization donated over 48,000 toys to 16,000 local children. LTC Laura Hart-Wickett: LTC. Wickett received her commission as a 2LT in the Women’s Army Corps, United States Army in 1976 and was assigned to the Military Police Branch. Throughout her honorable and trailblazing military career of 28 years, LTC. Wickett held many leadership roles within Military Police Branch, often being the 1st female officer assigned to a Command. After the 9/11 attacks, LTC Wickett was instrumental with creating and implementing new safety and security protocol for the Virginia and Georgia Army National Guard. Now retired, LTC. Wickett continues her personal commitment to selfless service as a member and Chaplain of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association Chapter 56 Jacksonville AND through her community service assisting the hurricane victims of the Florida Panhandle. MSgt Thompson: MSgt Bruce Thompson, United States Marine Corps retired, served 24 years on active duty working in the communication, logistics, and human resource management fields. Made multiple combat deployments. Awards include two meritorious service medals, 2 Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medals, 2 Navy & Marine Corps Achievement medals, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, among others awards. Since retiring in 2016, he has become the Executive Director of Vets4Vets of NEFL, a co-founder of Vets on T.A.P., co-chair of the Community Veterans Engagement Board of NEFL, and a member of multiple veteran non-profit boards. He has made it his priority to work with veterans, transitioning service members, and their families to improve on their quality of life, while working to ensure that veterans are not forgotten or ignored in the NEFL region. SSgt Wagner: Nathan Wagner served in the United States Air Force from 2008-2015 as a Cyber Systems Operator. While stationed at Keesler AFB in Mississippi for training, Nathan helped coordinate and lead the base Drum and Bugle Corps in various events to include: weekly retreat ceremonies, a Purple Heart ceremony, a Veterans Day Parade and various other shows and performances around the base. After PCSing to Holloman AFB in New Mexico, Nathan was direct communications support for the Predator and Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft training mission ensuring 100% uptime during critical training and support missions. Nathan was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was medically separated from Active duty after undergoing multiple foot surgeries at his final duty station. Currently Nathan is working as an administrator with the Clay County School District as a Technology Services Coordinator. While always wearing many hats, Nathan has recently been moved to the Cyber Security team within the School District and still actively gives his time as needed for any School District needs. SSG Jamal Hafiz: SSG Jamal joined the U.S. Army right after high school in 2003. Soon after, he deployed to Iraq in support of OIF as a truck driver running supply routes with the 942nd Transportation Company. After several years serving in different units, he decided to become an infantry man in the Florida Army National Guard as an Infantryman. He currently holds the rank of Staff Sergeant and has 16 years of service in the Army. Jamal is currently a SWAT team medic and Alachua County Sheriffs Office SWAT team. He is happily married to his wife Victoria. FESTIVAL INFO: Beaches Freedom Festival is North Florida’s largest summer event happening on Saturday, July 13th at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion. The festival benefits multiple veteran organizations and features live music, food trucks, a hot dog eating contest, corn hole tournament, artists, makers, vendors, kid zone, games, activities, and so much more. Music kicks off at noon by the band Kapowski with performances throughout the afternoon until 10pm. Headlining the festival from Jacksonville Fl is The Band Be Easy, widely known for their fusion of funk, pop, & reggae genres and legendary live shows! General admission to the festival is FREE, but to enjoy the complete experience, a VIP Pass is recommended. UPGRADED VIP EXPERIENCE–The festival’s new VIP area will include air-conditioned bathrooms, complimentary beer & refreshments, access to the All About Events shaded tent & chill lounge, shaded seating area, a commemorative cup, artist encounters and more. FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS – All attendees can indulge in street fare from over 14 of the area’s most popular food trucks plus visit 40+ local artist & vendors. Additionally, there will be a 2,500 square foot shaded tent with seating open to the public who are looking for a place to relax and escape the sun. Family friendly activities will include water slides and bounce houses, a human sized hamster wheel that makes snow cones, a putting green from The First Tee, face painters, games, crafts, and other activities. HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE– Veteran Non-Profits and community partners this year include Vets on TAP, The Beirut Memorial, One Team One Fight 4 PTSD, Florida4Warriors, Vets4Vets of Northeast Florida, Women's Army Corps Veterans' Association: Chapter # 56 Jacksonville Fl, The Wagoner Foundation, Warfighters in Arms, The Jacksonville Jaycees, plus more. “We are excited to be able to bring these special organizations together and assist them with public awareness and fundraising efforts for their critical missions in the community. Additionally, we will be honoring multiple Hometown Heroes on the main stage in-between entertainers for their outstanding character and dedication to serving others,”said Nathan Bradley, Director of Veteran Affairs at 904 Happy Hour. “Last year, thousands attended the festival’s 2ndyear in Jax Beach. It’s exciting to see the enormous amount of support from attendees and our sponsors to help make this community event possible. We produce this event to honor our Hometown Heroes, fundraise for our Veterans, and celebrate our great nation,”Charles Wagoner Jr, Event Promoter & Founder of The Wagoner Foundation. ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP + EVENTS SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, JULY 13TH: 12:00 - 1:00 PM: Kapowski 1:00 PM: Men's Hot Dog Eating Contest 1:00 PM: Cornhole Tournament Begins 1:30-2:30 PM: Julia Gulia 2:30 PM: Womens Hot Dog Eating Contest 3:00-4:00 PM: Gov Club 4:30-6:00 PM: Split Tone 6:30-8:00 PM: Lets Ride Brass Band 8:30-10:00 PM: The Band Be Easy SUNDAY JULY 14TH: 8:00-10:00 AM: Summer Beach Clean Up CONTACTS Questions, PR & Media Passes: Charles@904HappyHour.com B Roll, & Marketing Materials: Charles@904HappyHour.com Veteran & Community Affairs: NBradley@904HappyHour.com Sponsorship, Group Tickets & Vendor Inquires: Events@904HappyHour.comArtist Interviews & Entertainment Inquires: niko@realtimemanagement.net EVENT WEB LINKS Festival Website: www.BeachesFreedomFest.com Festival Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeachesFreedomFest Festival Instagram:www.instagram.com/beachesfreedomfest | @BeachesFreedomFest Corn Hole Tournament Registration: http://bit.ly/2019CornholeTournament Hot Dog Eating Contest Sign Up: http://bit.ly/2019HotDogCompetition Beach Cleanup: http://bit.ly/2019SummerBeachCleanup 2018 Video Footage: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSp7uZ-mOFw
  • 07/17/2019 2:00 pm - 07/17/2019 3:00 pm
    Sharks: Misunderstood Creatures of the Sea
    When: Wednesday, July 17 from 2-3pm
    Where: Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra
    Details: Sharks are one of the most feared creatures of the sea, but what do you really know about them? Come learn about the shark species that frequent our waters, the unique adaptations these animals have, and the real facts about shark attacks. Sharks: Misunderstood Creatures of the Sea Details. This program is FREE and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 07/17/2019 6:30 pm - 07/17/2019 8:30 pm
    July 17, 2019 Fall Prevention Workshop 6:30-7:30 pm John Goetze Physical Therapy 1400 Marsh Landing Parkway, Suite 112 Jacksonville Beach Call 904-280-2001 to Register
  • 07/18/2019 6:30 pm - 07/18/2019 8:30 pm
    Trout Creek Sunset Kayak Trips
    When: Daily trips from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21 from 6:30-9pm
    Where: Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Road, St. Augustine
    Details: Come explore Palmo Cove with St. Johns County Naturalists. Participants will paddle the creek out to the St. Johns River and learn about the unique history and diverse wildlife of the area. At the end of the tour, we will get to experience a beautiful sunset on the water. Fees: • SJC Resident Providing Own Boat $20 per person • Non SJC Resident Providing Own Boat $30 per person • SJC Resident Using a County Boat $40 per person • Non SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $50 per person. To register, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335. When setting up a reservation, include a phone number, email, date of the trip you would like to attend, residency status, and if you will be using a county kayak. There is a 12-foot boat length minimum for participants bringing their own boat. Trout Creek Kayaking Details.
  • 07/23/2019 2:00 pm - 07/23/2019 3:00 pm
    Sharks: Misunderstood Creatures of the Sea
    When: Tuesday, July 23 TWO SESSIONS! 2-3pm and 3-4pm
    Where: Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine
    Details: Sharks are one of the most feared creatures of the sea, but what do you really know about them? Come learn about the shark species that frequent our waters, the unique adaptations these animals have, and the real facts about shark attacks. Sharks: Misunderstood Creatures of the Sea Details. This program is FREE and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 07/23/2019 5:30 pm - 07/23/2019 5:30 pm
    This summer, immerse yourself in the history of the museum’s building with a special evening tour of the former Hotel Alcazar. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer and light hors d’oeuvres prior to the tour in the beautiful lobby of the museum. Then, wind your way through spaces not typically seen by the general public in a behind the scenes view of what life was like for the aristocrats who stayed at the hotel and the staff who served them during the Gilded Age. The tour finishes on the mezzanine overlooking the historic pool.
    This intimate evening tour is limited to 10 people per group. Cost is $45.00 per person. The tour is recommended for adults only. Guests will be walking up several flights of stairs and will stand throughout. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance.
    Tours are offered on Summer Evenings
    Tuesday, July 23rd @ 5:30 pm
    Thursday, August 1st @ 5:30 pm
    Friday, August 2nd @ 5:30 pm
    Thursday, August 15th @ 5:30 pm
    Thursday, August 22nd @ 5:30 pm
    Reserve online or email treasurer@lightnermuseum.org today!
  • 07/25/2019 9:00 am - 07/25/2019 11:00 am

    Starling at Nocatee will be having an OPEN HOUSE:

    OPEN HOUSE:

    Thursday, July 25th from 9am-11am

    Tours offered every 15 minutes

    Light refreshments served

    ADDRESS:

    Starling at Nocatee

    999 Crosswater Pkwy

    Ponte Vedra, Fl.  32081

    (904)686-2000

  • 07/25/2019 8:00 pm - 07/25/2019 10:00 pm

    Players by the Sea Theatre & The Lazzara Family Foundation Proudly Present

    SHREK THE MUSICAL

    Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay Abaire

    Music by Jeanine Tesori

    Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig

    Directed by Jason Nettle, Music Direction by Cathy Dooley,Choreography by Kylie Gilberto, Additional Sponsor: Claire Cimino

    Production Manager: Jereme Raickett, Stage Manager: Jennifer Balestra, Lighting Designer: Daniel Dungan, Makeup Artist: Lisa Fleming"

    SPECIAL SUMMER MUSICAL FUNDRAISER!

    On Our Mainstage | July 19 - August 11, 2019

    General Admission: $28

    Senior/Student/Military: $25

    Thursday Nights are Student Nights! $14 Tickets at the Door with a Valid I.D.

    (Memberships not applicable for the Summer Musical Fundraiser)

    “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek....” Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

    Tickets on sale now at playersbythesea.org or call 904.249.0289!

  • 07/31/2019 8:30 am - 07/31/2019 11:45 am

    Summer Volunteer Conference

    RSVP of St. Johns County and the St. Johns County School District will be hosting a summer education conference for volunteers Wednesday, July 31. Experts in the areas of mentoring, tutoring, and school readiness will be sharing strategies with volunteers who are currently serving and those who are interested in volunteering.  The conference will take place 8:30 – 11:45 a.m. at The Fullerwood Center, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084.  For more information and to register, contact Cheryl Freeman at Cheryl.Freeman@stjohns.k12.fl.us or (904) 547-3952.

  • 08/01/2019 5:30 pm - 08/01/2019 7:30 pm
    This summer, immerse yourself in the history of the museum’s building with a special evening tour of the former Hotel Alcazar. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer and light hors d’oeuvres prior to the tour in the beautiful lobby of the museum. Then, wind your way through spaces not typically seen by the general public in a behind the scenes view of what life was like for the aristocrats who stayed at the hotel and the staff who served them during the Gilded Age. The tour finishes on the mezzanine overlooking the historic pool.
    This intimate evening tour is limited to 10 people per group. Cost is $45.00 per person. The tour is recommended for adults only. Guests will be walking up several flights of stairs and will stand throughout. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance.
    Tours are offered on Summer Evenings
    Tuesday, July 23rd @ 5:30 pm
    Thursday, August 1st @ 5:30 pm
    Friday, August 2nd @ 5:30 pm
    Thursday, August 15th @ 5:30 pm
    Thursday, August 22nd @ 5:30 pm
    Reserve online or email treasurer@lightnermuseum.org today!
  • 08/01/2019 8:00 pm - 08/01/2019 10:00 pm
    Night Under The Stars
    When: Thursday, August 1 + Friday, August 2 from 8-10pm
    Where: St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton
    Details: We have partnered with Ancient City Astronomy Club (ACAC) for an educational evening that is out of this world! ACAC will lead an Astronomy 101 class that’s all about the night sky. Bring your friends and family to learn about the constellations, star names, and more. Telescopes and binoculars will be on-hand to view the moon, planets, and other objects. This program is FREE. Space is limited. Registration is required. Night Under the Stars Registration. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 08/06/2019 8:00 am - 08/06/2019 12:00 pm
    Volunteer! Sea Turtle Washback Program
    We are seeking volunteers to survey wrack lines to recover stranded washback sea turtles and conduct beach cleanups from August through November. Volunteers will be scheduled for bi-weekly beach cleanups, and will remain on call to survey wrack lines when needed. All volunteers assisting the Beach Steward Sea Turtle Washback Program must follow the steps as outlined in the volunteer webpage. Upcoming trainings will be held on August 6, August 17, and August 19. For more info, contact 904-209-3740.
  • 08/15/2019 9:00 am - 08/15/2019 12:00 pm
    August 15
    Savvy Job Hunters Ministry workshop--Career Tips: Professionally Package Yourself Online and In-Person
    9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach
  • 08/15/2019 2:00 pm - 08/15/2019 3:00 pm
    Living With Snakes & Gators
    When: Thursday, August 15 from 2-3pm
    Where: Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine
    Details: Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for a family-friendly presentation about the snakes and alligators found throughout the State of Florida and maybe even in your backyard. Learn about the various species of snakes in our area as well as how to live with the amazing crocodillian neighbors. This program is open to all ages and is FREE. Living with Snakes and Gators Details. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 08/15/2019 6:30 pm - 08/15/2019 8:00 pm
    Nature Photography ~ Three-Class Workshop
    When: Thursdays: August 15, 22, and 29 from 6:30-8pm
    Where: Nease Beachfront Park, 3173 Coastal Hwy, Vilano
    Details: Do you have a nice camera and always leave it on auto? Do you wish you could capture the amazing beauty of the nature around you? Then this basics in Nature Photography series is for you. Join local photographer Nicholle Goodnight for three hands-on workshops to sharpen your photography skills. Participants will need to bring their own camera equipment and be at least 12 years old. Nature Photography RegistrationFor more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335
  • 08/17/2019 9:00 am - 08/17/2019 12:00 pm
    LORD OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH TO HOLD ANNUAL PAPER SHREDDING EVENT FOR PONTE VEDRA Award-winning destruction company onsite with truck August 2, 2019, Ponte Vedra Beach – Local residents can get a head start on their Fall cleaning by tossing out their old sensitive papers at a community paper shredding event on August 17th from 9 a.m. to noon. Local Ponte Vedra Beach church, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, will host its 2nd annual shredding event in the parking lot of the church located at 276 Roscoe Blvd North. On hand will be the award-winning secure destruction company Iron Mountain with a truck.  Residents simply drive in; get help from church members unloading their papers into a bin and then watch the bin move up, be dumped inside the truck and see the shredding in action on a small computer monitor on the side of the truck. Done! “We held our first event last November and everyone who came that day commented on how useful this was and much needed,” said church council President Cindy Tanton. “We had a steady stream of cars coming in and people got a kick out of seeing the computer monitor to know that their papers were securely shredded.” With the threat of identity theft growing, paper shredding events are one way to securely get rid of outdated tax records, medical statements, utility bills, credit card statements, old passports, employment records and more. According to the public policy think tank Privacy and American Business, 1 in 5 Americans identify themselves as a victim of identity theft.[i] The church is asking for a $25 donation for this service per car/persons dropping off paper. The funds raised will go towards the church Building Campaign Fund and a local charity. The church has received its approvals locally to move forward with building a new sanctuary and the next step will be to survey the intended spot once more and then start on pouring the concrete foundation. For further information, please contact: Alice McCrory Lord of Life Secretary info@lordoflifepvb.org [i] http://www.nbcnews.com/id/8409283/ns/technology_and_science-security/t/just-how-common-id-theft/?source=post_page---------------------------#.XUC9X-hKg2x accessed July 2019
  • 08/21/2019 2:00 pm - 08/21/2019 4:00 pm
    ART ENTHUSIASTS ARTISTS MUSICIANS WRITERS VOCALISTS COLLECTORS All who love and value art, The Jacksonville Fine Arts Forum invites you to experience and enjoy New and More Enriching Programs! Join us for light refreshments and learn all about our organization: our Arts Presentations, Scholarships, Art Themed Excursions, Activities, and Events! Jacksonville Fine Arts Forum Social August 21,2019 2-4 PM Residence at World Golf Village Club House 330 North Shore Circle St. Augustine, FL 32092 Gate code: 3931 Contact: Marty Cawley Phone: 904-814-8516 Email: cnmcawley@gmail.com
  • 08/21/2019 3:00 pm - 08/21/2019 4:00 pm
    Turtles of Florida
    When: Wednesday, August 21 from 3-4pm
    Where: Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra
    Details: Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for Turtles of Florida, a family-friendly presentation about the different turtles found throughout the State of Florida. Ever wonder about the turtles in the pond behind your house? Or the tortoise you saw walking around the park? Now is your chance to learn about these unique reptiles that live in many different habitats. This program is FREE. Turtles of Florida Details. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 08/22/2019 6:00 pm - 08/22/2019 9:00 pm
    Palmo Sunset Kayak Trips
    When: Thursday, August 22 through Saturday, August 24 from 6-9pm
    Where: Palmo Boat Ramp, 8600 Palmo Fish Camp Road, St. Augustine
    Details: Come explore Palmo Cove with St. Johns County Naturalists. Participants will paddle the creek out to the St. Johns River and learn about the unique history and diverse wildlife of the area. At the end of the tour, we will get to experience a beautiful sunset on the water. Fees: • SJC Resident Providing Own Boat $20 per person • Non SJC Resident Providing Own Boat $30 per person • SJC Resident Using a County Boat $40 per person • Non SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $50 per person. To register, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335. When setting up a reservation, include a phone number, email, date of the trip you would like to attend, residency status, and if you will be using a county kayak. There is a 12-foot boat length minimum for participants bringing their own boat.
  • 08/23/2019 10:00 am - 08/23/2019 11:00 am
    Not In Your Backyard
    When: Friday, August 23 from 10-11am
    Where: GTM Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach
    Details: Ever wonder how to identify and remove the plants that are “bad” for your yard and the environment? Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia and learn about invasive plant species within Northeast Florida. Not In Your Backyard Details. This program is FREE, but you must RSVP to attend. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 08/27/2019 1:00 pm - 08/27/2019 4:00 pm

    ASSISTED LIVING OPEN HOUSE:

    Tuesday August 27th from 1:00pm-3:00pm

    Tours offered every 15 minutes

    Light refreshments served

    ADDRESS:

    Starling at Nocatee 999 Crosswater Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, Fl.  32081 (904)596-0880

  • 09/04/2019 2:30 pm - 09/04/2019 3:30 pm
    Marine Debris
    When: Wednesday, September 4 from 2:30-3:30pm
    Where: Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine
    Details: Did you know that there is projected to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050? Join Parks Naturalist Kelly Ussia for a talk about the marine debris problem in the ocean and steps you can take to be a part of the solution. Marine Debris Details. This program is FREE and open to all ages. No reservations required. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 09/05/2019 11:30 am - 09/05/2019 1:30 pm
    Helen Mellon Schmidt Waterway Cleanup
    When: Thursday, September 5 at 11:30am
    Where: Helen Mellon Schmidt Park, 9200 Summer Island Dr., St. Augustine
    Details: Join us for a kayak waterway cleanup of the Matanzas River Intracoastal Waterway. Participants will be provided with all of the supplies needed plus a county kayak. Grab a friend and help give back to our environment. This program is FREE, but reservations are required. Helen Mellon Schmidt Waterway Cleanup Registration. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia atkussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 09/08/2019 4:30 pm - 09/08/2019 5:30 pm
    A lecture by Dr. J. Michael Francis with introduction by Scott Grant
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: On September 8, 2019, La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas (www.laflorida.org) will launch two exciting initiatives related to the founding of St. Augustine, Florida. In this talk, Dr. J. Michael Francis will introduce the first phase of a long-term project to identify the men and women who joined Menéndez's 1565 expedition. To date, roughly 550 individuals have been recorded in the La Florida database, revealing fascinating patterns of regional diversity, a unique window into the lives of the Europeans and Africans who joined Menéndez's 1565 enterprise.
    This discussion will take place at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a light reception beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for members and $30 for the general public and can be purchased online at ccpvb.org, by calling 904.280.0614, or by visiting the Cultural Center. Tickets will be available at the door.
  • 09/11/2019 3:00 pm - 09/11/2019 4:00 pm
    Pollinators
    When: Wednesday, September 11 from 3-4pm
    Where: Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra
    Details: Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem, but did you know that bees are not the only pollinators out there? Learn why your butterfly garden should really be called a pollinator garden. Pollinators Details. This program is FREE and open to all ages. No reservations required. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 09/12/2019 8:00 am - 09/12/2019 11:00 am
    Moses Creek Kayak Trips
    When:
    • Thursday, September 12 from 8-11am
    • Friday, September 13 from 8:30-11:30am
    • Saturday, September 14 from 9am-12pm
    • Sunday, September 15 from 10am-1pm
    Where: Matanzas River Access (east side 206 Bridge), St. Augustine
    Details: We’ve partnered with the Matanzas Riverkeeper for a guided trip of the Matanzas River and Moses Creek. Participants will learn about the history of the area, ecology of the local ecosystems, and what you can do to help keep this area pristine.
    • SJC Resident Providing Own Boat: $20 per person
    • Non SJC Resident Providing Own Boat: $30 per person
    • SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $40 per person
    • Non SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $50 per person
    Registration: Contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. When setting up a reservation, include a phone number, email, date of the trip you would like to attend, residency status, and if you will be using a county kayak. There is a 12-foot boat minimum for those bringing their own boats.
  • 09/16/2019 3:00 pm - 09/16/2019 4:00 pm
    Bats! An Educational Program
     Wednesday, October 16 from 3-4pm at Ponte Vedra Library
    • Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-3:30pm at Anastasia Library
    Details: Florida is home to 13 species of bats. Bats are unique winged mammals that play an important role in our ecosystem. Join St. Johns County Naturalist Kelly Ussia for an engaging and educational hour devoted to these amazing creatures. This event is FREE and pre-registration is not required. Bats! Details for Ponte Vedra LibraryBats! Details for Anastasia Library. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 09/19/2019 10:00 am - 09/19/2019 3:00 pm

    On September 19, 2019, Ribault Garden Club will hold its annual Fall Membership Coffee and Open House followed by a grand celebration of the Club's 80th Birthday.  The events will take place at the clubhouse at 705 Second Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. All who are interested are cordially invited.

    At 10:00 AM, members, guests, and dignitaries will enjoy refreshments and a program on Endangered Wildlife and Habitats by speaker Brandon Speeg, Director of Conservation at White Oak Plantation.  The Birthday Celebration will follow with birthday cake and champagne to salute 80 years of promoting interest in horticulture, knowledge in floral arts, beautification of our community , support of conservation,  protection of ecology, and education of youth in all aspects of garden work.  Happy Birthday, Ribault Garden Club!!!!

    The Ribault Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Council of Garden Clubs, Inc. - Deep South Region Nature Conservancy. Meetings are held once a month at the clubhouse, on the third Thursday at 10 AM, and circles meet at various locations. For more information, see the website, http://www.ribaultgardenclub.org.

  • 09/21/2019 9:00 am - 09/21/2019 5:00 pm

    Smithsonian’s “Year of Music” Museum Day Celebration

    Saturday, September 21, 2019 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

    Discover, learn, listen, and create! Search for musically inspired artifacts and artworks while exploring the museum galleries with a scavenger hunt specifically designed for Museum Day's 2019 theme: Smithsonian Year of Music. Learn about and listen to vintage instruments during several gilded age music room demonstrations. After the scavenger hunt and music demonstrations, come to the Mezzanine level overlooking the former Alcazar Hotel’s historic pool area to create your own music-themed craft. You’ll also want to explore our museum store where we have exciting musically inspired items. 

    Join the Lightner Museum and Smithsonian Magazine in celebrating “A Year of Music.” Museum Day’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity provides free admission for two people with Smithsonian Museum Day tickets. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission for two on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 

    Tickets are available to download from smithsonianmag.com. Registration through the Smithsonian Magazine website is required prior to entry to receive free general admission for two. 

  • 09/21/2019 9:00 am - 09/21/2019 5:00 pm
    ACA Quickstart Kayak Course
    When: Saturday, September 21 from 9am-5pm
    Where: Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Rd., St. Augustine
    Details: This course will focus on the fundamentals of kayaking including kayak designs, trip planning, and water safety. In addition, participants will get the opportunity to learn and practice basic paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The course will be led by two Level 2 Certified ACA instructors. The program is $80 per person. ACA Quickstart Kayak Course Details. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335. When setting up a reservation, include a phone number, email, and if you will be using a county kayak.
  • 09/21/2019 10:00 am - 09/21/2019 1:00 pm
    SAVE THE DATE: Pie in the Sky will host their Peace in the Park event on International Day of Peace, Saturday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia Street, St. Augustine. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation. The organization’s mission is to connect seniors with resources and facilitate long-term solutions that affect the lives of the elderly, the poor, the historically underserved, and the disenfranchised people of our community. Over the last 10 years, Pie in the Sky has helped thousands of people throughout St. Johns County. “When I started Pie in the Sky back in August of 2009, we were intent on ‘filling the cracks’ in services. Now, we have made fighting senior hunger our primary goal because no bigger abyss exists in our community,” explained Malea Guiriba, founder and executive director. “There are more than 6,000 seniors in our community who worry about where their next meal is coming from. It’s not about dropping the veggies off on the doorstep. It’s about filling the hunger of the heart through building relationships and letting them know that someone cares about them.” Currently, Pie in the Sky is feeding 465 seniors every month. Every two weeks, seniors receive purchased fresh produce and donated goods from KeHe and Waste Not Want Not. As of June 2019, Pie has already delivered 38,279 pounds of purchased fresh produce and 12,089 pounds of donated food this year. One hundred volunteers have worked 2,276 hours and driven 9,957 miles for deliveries. It only costs Pie in the Sky $262.50 to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to sponsor a senior for one year. Pie in the Sky is located at 134 Riberia Street, Unit 4, St. Augustine. Learn more at pieintheskystjohns.org. Donations are accepted online at pieintheskystjohns.org/donate. Follow on Facebook @pyinthesky and Instagram @pieintheskystjohns and join their newsletter by emailing pieintheskynewsletter@gmail.com
  • 09/24/2019 1:00 pm - 09/24/2019 3:00 pm

    Starling at Nocatee will be having an OPEN HOUSE:

    OPEN HOUSE:

    Tuesday, September 24th 1-3:00pm, Tours offered every 15 minutes, Light refreshments served

    ADDRESS:

    Starling at Nocatee, 999 Crosswater Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, Fl.  32081 (904)686-2000

  • 09/25/2019 6:30 pm - 09/25/2019 7:30 pm

    September 25

    Running Workshop

    6:30-7:30 pm

    John Goetze Physical Therapy

    1400 Marsh Landing Parkway, Suite 112

    Jacksonville Beach

    Call 904-280-2001 to Register

  • 09/27/2019 6:00 pm - 09/27/2019 8:00 pm
    The Summer of ‘64 A lecture by Scott A. Grant
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: Scott A. Grant takes listeners back to a historically significant period of time in north Florida’s history: The Summer of ’64. This 45-minute in-depth and fascinating discussion will take place at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach on Friday, September 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a light reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.
    This event is open to the public. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased online at ccpvb.org, by calling 904.280.0614, or by visiting the Cultural Center. The Cultural Center’s national pop art exhibition 1¢ LIFE will be opening the same day as the lecture. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the exhibition while enjoying the lecture.
    This lecture is part of a series of programs and events crafted to enhance the 1¢ LIFE exhibition. This exhibition will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the landmark publication, 1¢ LIFE, with over 55 important original graphics and poems from the publication, which debuted in 1964. The exhibition will also accompany the Cultural Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. The exhibition is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions in association with Denenberg Fine Arts. For more information about the exhibit and related programming, visit ccpvb.org or call 904.280.0614.
    The Summer of ’64 lecture focuses on dramatic social events and natural disasters, which culminated in the signing of The Civil Rights Act and put North Florida on the map, ultimately inspiring social change. Martin Luther King Jr., protests in St. Augustine, Hurricane Dora, and Bullet Bob Hayes are just a few highlights of this dynamic speaking engagement.
    Scott A. Grant is an expert historian and lively speaker on the topic of 'The Summer of 1964' in Northeast Florida. Many famous people came together that summer to protest or fight for desegregation.
  • 10/02/2019 9:00 am - 10/02/2019 11:00 am
    SALTWATER FISHING 101 Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Northeast Florida. Ever wonder how to assemble a fishing rig, what the rules and regulations are associated with saltwater fishing, or how to fight a fish? This FREE series will cover these topics and more. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, St. Augustine. OCTOBER 2: BUYING THE RIGHT ROD AND REEL OCTOBER 9: RULES AND REGULATIONS OCTOBER 16: HOW TO ASSEMBLE A RIG OCTOBER 23: HOW TO FIGHT A FISH OCTOBER 30: CATCH AND RELEASE TECHNIQUES All participants must have a saltwater fishing license to participate. This license is free from the FWC: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/shoreline-faqs/ This program is free, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 10/06/2019 9:45 am - 10/06/2019 12:45 pm
    Pets are a blessing in our lives for occupational therapy, search and rescue, as companions, family members and more. In fact, 68% of Americans households, or about 85 million families, own a pet! Cats and dogs are at the top of the pet list with approximately 94 million cats owned in this country and 89 million dogs. They are followed by birds, saltwater fish, small animals, reptiles and horses. On Sunday, October 6th, Lord of Life Lutheran Church at 276 Roscoe Blvd. N will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals at 9:45 a.m. This special service includes readings about animals, the Rainbow Bridge poem and each pet will come up with his or her owner to be blessed by Pastor Kerry Hinkley. The church will snap pictures of each pet blessing and text or email them to attendees. Following the service there will be treats for the pets – refreshments for the owners – and a giveaway to two pets! This day is in honor of Saint Francis, the Patron Saint of Animals, who died in October 1226. “Our Blessing of the Animals was very heart-warming last year and there was quite a lot of excited dog noises during the service which made everyone smile,” said Church Council President Cindy Tanton.
  • 10/09/2019 9:00 am - 10/09/2019 11:00 am
    SALTWATER FISHING 101 Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Northeast Florida. Ever wonder how to assemble a fishing rig, what the rules and regulations are associated with saltwater fishing, or how to fight a fish? This FREE series will cover these topics and more. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, St. Augustine. OCTOBER 2: BUYING THE RIGHT ROD AND REEL OCTOBER 9: RULES AND REGULATIONS OCTOBER 16: HOW TO ASSEMBLE A RIG OCTOBER 23: HOW TO FIGHT A FISH OCTOBER 30: CATCH AND RELEASE TECHNIQUES All participants must have a saltwater fishing license to participate. This license is free from the FWC: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/shoreline-faqs/ This program is free, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 10/09/2019 10:00 am - 10/09/2019 1:00 pm

    The first session of Ribault Garden Club's popular program, Fun with Flowers, will take place on Wednesday, October 9, at 10 AM in the Ribault clubhouse, 705 2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. The presenter will be Tamara Bucalo of Flower Gypsy in Jacksonville Beach. Each session includes a demonstration and hands-on workshop, and participants take home a floral arrangement. Attendees are asked to bring their own clippers. The cost for the session is $22 per person payable in advance. Reservations are a must and October 2 is the last date to reserve. Call 904-280-8487 or email Debbie Safford at lookgood2@comcast.net. For more information, see the club's website at http://www.ribaultgardenclub.org.

    Sessions fill up very quickly. If the first session is full, please consider signing up early for one of the upcoming fall sessions. Each one starts at 10 AM. November 13 will be presented by Tony Swift of Kuhn Flowers in Ponte Vedra Beach. The December 11 session will be presented by Tiffany Turner of Floriade in Jacksonville Beach.

  • 10/11/2019 4:00 pm - 10/11/2019 7:00 pm

    The 3nd annual Aqua East GROM Fest rolls into St. Augustine on October 11-12-13, 2019 for surfers, skateboarders and wakeboarders to compete for over $2100 in cash and prizes from Aqua East Surf Shop.

    All ages and skill levels are encouraged to join Aqua East Surf Shop in a full weekend of surfing, skateboarding and wakeboarding events for the whole family.  The fun starts on Friday night with a FREE Skate Jam including games and prizes from Volcom, Billabong, Hurley, Vans and MORE.  The first surf heat starts at 9am on Saturday morning and 1st place winners in each age division will win cold hard CASH.  Sunday’s Wake Tournament official tow boat is Malibu Boats and starts at 11am with wakeboard, wake surf and wake skate divisions. Come by Aqua East in St. Augustine or Neptune Beach and register for Surf Contest, Wake Tournament or the Trifecta Challenge by October 1, 2019 and receive a free lunch voucher and event swag bag.

    Skate Jam – Friday, October 11, 2019, 4 – 7 PM at Treaty Skate Park

    (1595 Wildwood Dr. St. Augustine, FL. 32086)

    Surf Contest – Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - Southside St. Johns County Ocean Pier

    (350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080)

    Wake Tournament – Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 AM –Palm Valley Outdoor Bar and Grill, ICW

    (377 S Roscoe Blvd Suite 2, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082)

    Awards – following each event

    VANS Clean-up – following each event with hats, bags and more swag for volunteers

    The competition will feature a variety of divisions including:

    Junior Open Division (17 & Under) sponsored by Quiksilver | Junior Women 15-17 sponsored by Roxy | Boys 12-14 | Girls 12-14 | Junior Boys 9-11 | Junior Girls 9-11 | 8 & Under Co-ed | Sandy Forsyth Longboard Contest (all ages) sponsored by Palm Leaf Dental | Wakesurf/wakeboard/wakeskate Contest sponsored by Tommy’s (all ages) | Free Fun Skate Jam | Photo Contest (all ages) | The Trifecta Challenge is for anyone that participates in all three surf, skate and wake events.

    Is this the year you LEARN TO SURF, SKATE & WAKE? Join the Aqua East crew on October 11th at Treaty Skate Park for one-on-one skate instruction at a park where all skills levels can learn to ride. Surf more your thing? Stoked to Surf is St. Augustine's best surf camp and the talented staff will be at the beach on Saturday, October 12th to teach you how to catch a wave.  Surf behind a boat, you ask?  Tommy's is the trusted Malibu Boats dealer for Northeast Florida and this is your chance to Learn to Wakesurf behind the industries #1 wake boat.

    www.aquaeastgromfest.com and Facebook Page @aquaeastgromfest

  • 10/12/2019 8:00 am - 10/12/2019 12:00 pm

    Surf Contest – Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00 AM - Southside St. Johns County Ocean Pier

    (350 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080)

    Wake Tournament – Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 AM –Palm Valley Outdoor Bar and Grill, ICW

                (377 S Roscoe Blvd Suite 2, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082)

    Awards – following each event

    VANS Clean-up – following each event with hats, bags and more swag for volunteers

    The competition will feature a variety of divisions including:

    Junior Open Division (17 & Under) sponsored by Quiksilver | Junior Women 15-17 sponsored by Roxy | Boys 12-14 | Girls 12-14 | Junior Boys 9-11 | Junior Girls 9-11 | 8 & Under Co-ed | Sandy Forsyth Longboard Contest (all ages) sponsored by Palm Leaf Dental | Wakesurf/wakeboard/wakeskate Contest sponsored by Tommy’s (all ages) | Free Fun Skate Jam | Photo Contest (all ages) | The Trifecta Challenge is for anyone that participates in all three surf, skate and wake events.

    Is this the year you LEARN TO SURF, SKATE & WAKE? Join the Aqua East crew on October 11th at Treaty Skate Park for one-on-one skate instruction at a park where all skills levels can learn to ride. Surf more your thing? Stoked to Surf is St. Augustine's best surf camp and the talented staff will be at the beach on Saturday, October 12th to teach you how to catch a wave.  Surf behind a boat, you ask?  Tommy's is the trusted Malibu Boats dealer for Northeast Florida and this is your chance to Learn to Wakesurf behind the industries #1 wake boat.

    www.aquaeastgromfest.com and Facebook Page @aquaeastgromfest

  • 10/12/2019 6:00 pm - 10/12/2019 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr. J. Michael Francis with introduction by Scott Grant
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2019
    6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: On October 12, 2019, La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the Americas (www.laflorida.org) will launch two exciting initiatives related to the founding of St. Augustine, Florida. In this talk, Dr. J. Michael Francis will introduce the first phase of a long-term project to identify the men and women who joined Menéndez's 1565 expedition. To date, roughly 550 individuals have been recorded in the La Florida database, revealing fascinating patterns of regional diversity, a unique window into the lives of the Europeans and Africans who joined Menéndez's 1565 enterprise.
    Local historian and author Scott A. Grant, will lead listeners into an intimate portrayal of Pedro Menéndez and his life in early northeast Florida.
    This discussion will take place at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a light reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for members and $30 for the general public and can be purchased online at ccpvb.org, by calling 904.280.0614, or by visiting the Cultural Center. Tickets will be available at the door.
  • 10/13/2019 11:00 am - 10/13/2019 2:00 pm

    Wake Tournament – Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11:00 AM –Palm Valley Outdoor Bar and Grill, ICW

    (377 S Roscoe Blvd Suite 2, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082)

    Awards – following each event

    VANS Clean-up – following each event with hats, bags and more swag for volunteers

    The competition will feature a variety of divisions including:

    Junior Open Division (17 & Under) sponsored by Quiksilver | Junior Women 15-17 sponsored by Roxy | Boys 12-14 | Girls 12-14 | Junior Boys 9-11 | Junior Girls 9-11 | 8 & Under Co-ed | Sandy Forsyth Longboard Contest (all ages) sponsored by Palm Leaf Dental | Wakesurf/wakeboard/wakeskate Contest sponsored by Tommy’s (all ages) | Free Fun Skate Jam | Photo Contest (all ages) | The Trifecta Challenge is for anyone that participates in all three surf, skate and wake events.

    Is this the year you LEARN TO SURF, SKATE & WAKE? Join the Aqua East crew on October 11th at Treaty Skate Park for one-on-one skate instruction at a park where all skills levels can learn to ride. Surf more your thing? Stoked to Surf is St. Augustine's best surf camp and the talented staff will be at the beach on Saturday, October 12th to teach you how to catch a wave.  Surf behind a boat, you ask?  Tommy's is the trusted Malibu Boats dealer for Northeast Florida and this is your chance to Learn to Wakesurf behind the industries #1 wake boat.

    www.aquaeastgromfest.com and Facebook Page @aquaeastgromfest

  • 10/13/2019 12:00 pm - 10/13/2019 8:00 pm
    The Beaches Oktoberfest is October 12-13, at the Seawalk Pavilion. Being our flagship event, we anticipate 10,000 daily attendees and are excited about this year's line up of unique vendors, food trucks, and entertainment. More information can be found on our website: BEACHESOKTOBERFEST.COM
  • 10/16/2019 9:00 am - 11/16/2019 11:00 am
    Saltwater Fishing 101 FREE Classes Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Northeast Florida. Ever wonder how to assemble a fishing rig, what the rules and regulations are associated with saltwater fishing, or how to fight a fish? This FREE series will cover these topics and more. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, St. Augustine. OCTOBER 2: BUYING THE RIGHT ROD AND REEL OCTOBER 9: RULES AND REGULATIONS OCTOBER 16: HOW TO ASSEMBLE A RIG OCTOBER 23: HOW TO FIGHT A FISH OCTOBER 30: CATCH AND RELEASE TECHNIQUES All participants must have a saltwater fishing license to participate. This license is free from the FWC: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/shoreline-faqs/ This program is free, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 10/16/2019 3:00 pm - 10/16/2019 5:00 pm
    Bats! An Educational Program
    • Wednesday, October 16 from 3-4pm at Ponte Vedra Library
    • Wednesday, October 30 from 2:30-3:30pm at Anastasia Library
    Details: Florida is home to 13 species of bats. Bats are unique winged mammals that play an important role in our ecosystem. Join St. Johns County Naturalist Kelly Ussia for an engaging and educational hour devoted to these amazing creatures. This event is FREE and pre-registration is not required. Bats! Details for Ponte Vedra LibraryBats! Details for Anastasia Library. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 10/19/2019 10:00 am - 10/19/2019 4:00 pm
    The Pumpkin Patch’s Family Fun Days Weekend is Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 4 pm. There will be a Bounce House, slide, crafts for kids, face painting and games. As a fundraiser, those activities will be $6 for one or $5 each for two or more. All proceeds this year from the Pumpkin Patch will go towards the church’s Building Fund.
  • 10/20/2019 12:00 pm - 10/20/2019 4:00 pm
    The Pumpkin Patch’s Family Fun Days Weekend is Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 4 pm. There will be a Bounce House, slide, crafts for kids, face painting and games. As a fundraiser, those activities will be $6 for one or $5 each for two or more. All proceeds this year from the Pumpkin Patch will go towards the church’s Building Fund.
  • 10/22/2019 10:00 am - 10/22/2019 11:00 am
    Treasures of the Beach
    • Tuesday, October 22 from 10-11am
    • Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am
    • Thursday, November 7 from 10-11am
    • Tuesday, November 12 from 2-3pm
    Where: Nease Beachfront Park, 3171 Coastal Highway, Vilano
    Details: Our East Coast beaches are constantly changing and bringing new items up for us to see. Shells, sea beans, grasses, shark teeth, and marine debris are just a few of the items we will help you identify. Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for an engaging walk and talk about the amazing treasures you can find at the beach. This program is FREE and open to all ages, but registration is required. Treasures of the Beach Registration. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 10/23/2019 9:00 am - 10/23/2019 11:00 am
    Saltwater Fishing 101 FREE Classes Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Northeast Florida. Ever wonder how to assemble a fishing rig, what the rules and regulations are associated with saltwater fishing, or how to fight a fish? This FREE series will cover these topics and more. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, St. Augustine. OCTOBER 2: BUYING THE RIGHT ROD AND REEL OCTOBER 9: RULES AND REGULATIONS OCTOBER 16: HOW TO ASSEMBLE A RIG OCTOBER 23: HOW TO FIGHT A FISH OCTOBER 30: CATCH AND RELEASE TECHNIQUES All participants must have a saltwater fishing license to participate. This license is free from the FWC: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/shoreline-faqs/ This program is free, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 10/23/2019 6:00 pm - 10/23/2019 8:00 pm
    Dinner with an Artist with Special Guest Barbara Colaciello: A rare look into the life of Andy Warhol
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Catch a glimpse of the life of Andy Warhol at this month’s Dinner with an Artist with special guest Barbara Colaciello, set in the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach’s 1960s pop art and poetry exhibition, 1¢ LIFE. Barbara “Babs” will be giving a lively talk about her history and career working with Andy Warhol in New York City.
    Ticket price is $75 and includes dinner and drinks. This event is being held in celebration of CCPVB’s 25th Anniversary and special exhibition, 1¢ LIFE, which includes original lithographs from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition showcases the 1964 book of poems produced by Walasse Ting that is liberally illustrated.
    Performance artist and educator, Barbara Colaciello, will present a rare insider’s view into the Union Square Factory of Andy Warhol during the years of 1977 through 1983. She has been the Advertising Director of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine for six years and a researcher/interviewer for Bob Colaciello’s book, Holy Terror and Andy Warhol Close Up, considered to be the definitive portrait of the “Pope of Pop.” Barbara will be giving a lively talk at 1¢ LIFE Dinner with an Artist.
  • 10/24/2019 9:00 am - 10/24/2019 11:00 am

    Starling at Nocatee will be having an OPEN HOUSE:

    OPEN HOUSE:

    Thursday October 24th 9-11:00am

    ADDRESS:

    Starling at Nocatee, 999 Crosswater Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, Fl.  32081 (904)686-2000

  • 10/24/2019 5:00 pm - 10/24/2019 7:00 pm

    River-To-Sea Loop Public Workshop

    St. Johns County is hosting a public workshop regarding the St. Johns River-To-Sea Loop multi-use trail from 5 to 7 p.m. on October 24 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Information on the preferred alignment  of the FDOT-funded project and associated planning study will be presented. The public will have an opportunity to offer feedback and learn about potential next steps. For more information on the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop multi-use trail, or to provide input if you are unable attend the workshop, please email rcooper@sjcfl.us, call 904.209.0111, or visit www.sjcfl.us/suntrail.

  • 10/24/2019 6:00 pm - 10/24/2019 8:00 pm
    Visit the Museum on Thursday, October 24th - 6 to 8 pm for Lightner After Hours
    * * *
    Enjoy an early evening of music by talented local guitarist Ace Winn, cocktails, and the elegant surroundings of this beautiful and unique historic museum in St. Augustine.
    This event is free and open to the public. Guests may enter at the Granada Street entrance to Café Alcazar (the entrance with the blue and white awnings, located across from the Corazon Cinema).
  • 10/26/2019 5:00 pm - 10/26/2019 7:00 pm
    Call to Artists - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Art Contest
    Open to the Public - Cash Prizes
    The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Art Contest Party has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
    PONTE VEDRA CONCERT HALL, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL: The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (PVCH) and The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (CCPVB) announce the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Art Contest, a joint project between the two organizations, that will kick off this summer and will culminate with an awards party announcing contest winners on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
    The awards event is free and open to the public, there will be a cash bar. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
    Board member and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee at PVCH, Michael Wicks, expressed that the main goal with this project is to, “...shine a spotlight on one of our communities’ greatest assets, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. We couldn’t think of a better way than through the use of art, and through the eyes of our artist community. We are proud to partner with The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for this special event.”
    The winner, selected by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Board and representatives from the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, will be announced at the awards ceremony on September 6, 2019. The winning artwork will permanently hang at PVCH and the winning artist will be awarded with a $1,000 cash prize. The winner’s artwork will be used as official, promotional artwork for the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
    Guests attending the art contest celebration will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite submission. A People’s Choice Award will be announced the following week. The People’s Choice Award winner will also be awarded with a $1,000 cash prize.
    CCPVB Community Connections Director, Jennifer Jordan believes that, “This is a collaborative stepping stone for both staple organizations in our community. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is thrilled to assist the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with the art contest, and looks forward to collaborating with PVCH on future projects.”
  • 10/30/2019 9:00 am - 10/30/2019 11:00 am
    Saltwater Fishing 101 FREE Classes Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Northeast Florida. Ever wonder how to assemble a fishing rig, what the rules and regulations are associated with saltwater fishing, or how to fight a fish? This FREE series will cover these topics and more. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! Each class will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, St. Augustine. OCTOBER 2: BUYING THE RIGHT ROD AND REEL OCTOBER 9: RULES AND REGULATIONS OCTOBER 16: HOW TO ASSEMBLE A RIG OCTOBER 23: HOW TO FIGHT A FISH OCTOBER 30: CATCH AND RELEASE TECHNIQUES All participants must have a saltwater fishing license to participate. This license is free from the FWC: http://myfwc.com/license/recreational/saltwater-fishing/shoreline-faqs/ This program is free, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 11/03/2019 12:00 pm - 11/03/2019 5:00 pm
    1st ANNUAL “THE FLORIDA TRAVEL EXPO” Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  –  August 27, 2019) – Taking place Sunday, November 3rd at the Renaissance World Golf Village, the region’s largest travel show affords travel enthusiasts the opportunity to meet face-to-face with travel experts from around the world who will be on hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next vacation. The first annual “The Florida Travel Expo” is a new event for the Jacksonville area and mirrors similar events held each year in New York, Boston, Chicago and other large cities across the US.  The expo will include educational and culturally focused seminars covering topics such as multigenerational travel, solo-travel, packing tips, accessible travel, river cruising and eco-tourism.  There will also be fashion shows featuring resort wear, a pop-up boutique and raffle prizes. “First coast-area residents have a natural appetite for travel and adventure. The Florida Travel Expo is a smart, cost-effective way for savvy travelers to find, plan and book their dream vacations,” said Dorothy Flannery, President and founder of the Expo. “This region has been underserved by the travel community, we have grown in the last 20 years to be a culturally sophisticated area with a wealth of leisure activities including theatre, symphony, professional sports teams, golf tournaments, gourmet dining, etc. but there I believe there is a pent-up desire for more information about travel than is currently being made readily available.  The Florida Travel Expo is intended to fill that informational gap. One of the highlights of The Florida Travel Expo will be the opportunity to meet with representatives of leading cruise, tour and resort companies who will be showcasing their products.  To date these include: American Cruise Lines, American Queen Steamboat Company, Allianz Travel Insurance, Avalon Waterways, Brendan Vacations, Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Celtic Tours, Collette Tours Cosmos, CostSaver Tours, Emerald Cruises, G Adventures, Kensington Tours, Monograms Vacation Packages, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribean International, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, SeaDream Yacht Club, Star Clippers, Thirty-One, Trafalgar, Uncruise Adventures, Windstar Cruises The Florida Travel Expo will be held in 14,000 sq. ft. of space in the convention center of the Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village (500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL 32092) on Sunday, November 3rd from noon to 5 PM.  The event is hosted by Cruise Planners -Top Sail Journeys of Ponte Vedra Beach and Cruise Planners – Cruising With Cindy of St. Johns.  For more information and to reserve your free tickets go to www.TheFloridaTravelExpo.com. Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will discover unlimited vacation options to explore, destination experts to help them get there, and thousands of dollars in savings at The Florida Travel Expo.  Our thanks go out to our sponsors: Identity Brand and Design, The Ponte Vedra Recorder, Viking Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn Cruises, Donna Reine fashions and A’propos Boutique.
  • 11/05/2019 6:00 pm - 11/05/2019 8:00 pm

    Parents With Hope

    A support group for parents who have lost adult children.  First Tuesday of every month at Ponte Vedra Valley, beginning at 6 pm.  Hosted by Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home and Cemetery. Offered free of charge.

    4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-1130  
  • 11/07/2019 10:00 am - 11/07/2019 11:00 am
    Treasures of the Beach
    • Tuesday, October 22 from 10-11am
    • Thursday, October 24 from 10-11am
    • Thursday, November 7 from 10-11am
    • Tuesday, November 12 from 2-3pm
    Where: Nease Beachfront Park, 3171 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine Fl
    Details: Our East Coast beaches are constantly changing and bringing new items up for us to see. Shells, sea beans, grasses, shark teeth, and marine debris are just a few of the items we will help you identify. Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for an engaging walk and talk about the amazing treasures you can find at the beach. This program is FREE and open to all ages, but registration is required. Treasures of the Beach Registration. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 11/09/2019 10:00 am - 11/09/2019 5:00 pm

    The Beaches Art Fest

    November 9, 10a - 5p

    November 10, 10a - 4p

    425 Pablo Ave, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250. The 6th Annual Beaches Art Fest returns as a two-day art extravaganza! The event is being held November 9 + 10, 2019 on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A.), Jacksonville Beach and will benefit the Beaches Museum.

    Pablo Ave will transform into an art lover’s paradise with nearly 100 outdoor art galleries featuring top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. This is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category. The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine FL. Visit www.TheBeachesArtFest.com for additional information. Beaches Museum, 381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250
  • 11/10/2019 10:00 am - 11/10/2019 4:00 pm

    The Beaches Art Fest

    November 9, 10a - 5p

    November 10, 10a - 4p

    425 Pablo Ave, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250. The 6th Annual Beaches Art Fest returns as a two-day art extravaganza! The event is being held November 9 + 10, 2019 on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A.), Jacksonville Beach and will benefit the Beaches Museum.

    Pablo Ave will transform into an art lover’s paradise with nearly 100 outdoor art galleries featuring top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. This is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category. The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine FL. Visit www.TheBeachesArtFest.com for additional information. Beaches Museum, 381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach FL 32250
  • 11/10/2019 12:00 pm - 11/10/2019 6:00 pm
    The First Coast Blues Society, a non-profit affiliate of the Blues Foundation, is hosting a fundraiser from noon-6pm on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Mavi Waterfront Bar & Grill, 2309 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach. The event will feature the three winners of the local blues challenge, who will be traveling to Memphis in January to compete in the International Blues Challenge. They are The Duffy Bishop Band (Band); Ivan Pulley Band (Solo/Duo); and Dalton Ammerman (Youth.) Other performers include Matt O'Ree Band, Disciples of the South, Kyle Yardley Blues Band, Desert Island USA, Bridget Kelly Band, Jeff Ganz and Friends, and the 2019 IBC semi-finalists The Snacks Blues Band. The event is free, but participants can purchase raffle tickets for a variety of prizes. All monies collected from the raffle will go to the three winners to help defray costs of travel to Memphis. For more information, contact Jay Smith at firstcoastbluesvp@gmail.com, or call him at 954-817-4982.
  • 11/11/2019 10:30 am - 11/11/2019 2:00 pm
    Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home and Cemetery will be hosting our 21st Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:30 am.  This event is free and open to the public.
  • 11/12/2019 11:30 am - 11/12/2019 1:30 pm
    Lilies of the Valley

    A social support group for widows in our community. Second Tuesday of every month at Ponte Vedra Valley, from 11:30 – 1:30 Offered free of charge to anyone who may be interested.  For Lilies of the Valley we provide lunch.

  • 11/14/2019 9:00 am - 11/14/2019 11:00 am
    Timucuan Parks Foundation Healthy Living: Hike into History

    Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP invite the community to join them for Healthy Living: Fresh Air, Fitness, Friendship and Fun, a series of free monthly walks in parks and preserves on the First Coast. Healthy Living: Hike into History will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Fort Caroline National Memorial. Participants should meet at the visitor center at 12713 Fort Caroline Rd. at 9 a.m. The morning will start with a ranger-led walk to the Timucuan hut where the ranger will discuss the cultural aspects of the Florida natives including the hunting methods, food, clothing and shelter. The group will then take a 1.2-mile hike on the LeMoyne Trail loop which will take people through the peaceful maritime hammock. Participants should wear comfortable shoes for the walk and bring a reusable water bottle. The event is free and Nature Valley granola bar snacks will be provided. Those interested are asked to register at timucuanparks.org/healthy-living.

    Each Healthy Living adventure will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 12 p.m. The series is designed to promote healthy living by teaching new ways to get fit and to show the therapeutic effects a walk in the park can provide. For more information, contact Felicia Boyd, program and outreach director with Timucuan Parks Foundation, at fboyd@timucuanparks.org or 904-463-1799.

  • 11/14/2019 6:00 pm - 11/14/2019 8:00 pm
    Join us for  Adventures in Collecting: Lightner Museum Collectors Forum  Thursday, November 14 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    If you are a collector, fascinated by the art of collecting or modestly intrigued by the possibility of starting your collection, we invite you to attend Lightner Museum’s inaugural Collectors Forum event. Our distinguished panel of collectors will share information on their adventures as collectors alongside insights on how to expand your collecting passion. Attendees of Lightner Museum’s inaugural Collectors Forum will learn of the adventures that three prominent collectors have had as they built their individual art collections. Our Collectors Forum will be followed by a tasteful wine pairing reception and an exclusive look at newly designed exhibition areas.
    Reservations are required. Tickets are $15 for Lightner Museum members and $25 for non-members.
  • 11/15/2019 10:00 am - 11/15/2019 4:00 pm
    THE CULTURAL CENTER PLANS 29th ANNUAL
    HOLIDAY POP UP SHOPPES
    Annual Fundraising Event Coming to The Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club
    Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – October 29, 2019 – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will be hosting the 29th Annual Holiday Pop Up Shoppes fundraiser to benefit arts education programs serving our local children and families. This special shopping event will take place November 14, 15, & 16, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at a new location, the Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club.
    The entrance fee is $5 per person and can be purchased online, over the phone, by visiting the front desk of the Cultural Center, or at the Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club during the event. A specialty lunch menu will be available for purchase for shoppers.
    The Holiday Shoppes feature premier shops and boutiques from across the country. Over 25 boutique vendors will come to Ponte Vedra Beach with their collections of fine home goods, gourmet foods, unique apparel, artisan jewelry, handbags, shoes, and more.
    This event will take place November 14, 15, & 16, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at a new location, the Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club. The entrance fee is $5 per person and can be purchased online, over the phone, by visiting the front desk of the Cultural Center, or at the Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club during the event. A specialty lunch menu will be available for purchase for shoppers.
  • 11/16/2019 8:00 am - 11/16/2019 2:00 pm
    Super Scenic Garage Sale Coming Soon!
    It's everybody's favorite time of year as we prepare for the biggest garage sale in Florida!
    Mark your calendar for November 16th and get ready to shop until you drop. From our northern site in Atlantic Beach to our southern site in Daytona Beach, and plenty of places in between, this is your chance to explore the A1A Scenic Byway in a whole new way.
    Looking to register your home or business? Visit www.scenica1a.org and download your registration! Don't live along A1A? No worries! Join us at one of our community sites and meet thousands of people out to find the best deals!
    We look forward to seeing you for our 11th annual shopping extravaganza. Be sure to check out the Ultimate A1A Pop Up! Biz Experience and plan your trip along A1A this November!
  • 11/20/2019 6:30 pm - 11/20/2019 7:30 pm

    November 20

    Balance, Dizziness & Vertigo Workshop

    6:30-7:30 pm

    John Goetze Physical Therapy

    1400 Marsh Landing Parkway, Suite 112, Jacksonville Beach

    Call 904-280-2001 to Register

       
  • 12/10/2019 4:00 pm - 12/10/2019 5:00 pm
    Gobble Gobble! Learn About Wild Turkeys
    Tuesday, December 10 from 4-5pm at Ponte Vedra Library
    Details: Turkeys are a symbol of the holiday season, but what do you know about wild turkeys? Join Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia for a fun, festive and information talk about this charismatic bird. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 12/14/2019 7:30 pm - 12/14/2019 9:30 pm
    ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT A TRADITION IN ST. AUGUSTINE St. Augustine Community Chorus Performs ‘This Christmastide’ at historic Cathedral Basilica ST. AUGUSTINE, October 29, 2019 – Christmas is full of traditions and attending a concert is usually considered an important staple of the holidays. The St. Augustine Community Chorus will hold its annual performances at the historic Cathedral Basilica, called ‘This Christmastide’, on December 14th at 7:30 pm and on the 15th at 2:00 pm. “Christmas is one holiday where people tend to plan well ahead of time what they want to do,” said Lynn Abjornson, President of the St. Augustine Community Chorus. “Last year our concert was sold out, so we encourage people to get their tickets early.” The performances are a big production with 100 adult singers, 35 singers that are part of The St. Augustine Youth Chorus (under the direction of Kerry Fradley), soloist Anna Eschbach, Shannon McKay, the principal organist at the Cathedral Basilica, and about 14 chamber players. “Creating a Christmas program usually presents fun challenges between needing classic familiar pieces mixed with others that evoke the feelings of the holiday season but may be new to the audience,” said Music Director Michael Sanflippo. This year the audience will hear John Rutter's Magnificat and Morten Lauridsen's ethereal O Magnum Mysterium, a piece that has quickly become a "new" classic since it premiered in 1994. As is the tradition, they will include selections from The Messiah and traditional Christmas carols. Both John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen are contemporary composers. Rutter was commissioned to write an anthem for the wedding of Prince William of Great Britain to Catherine Middleton in 2011. Lauridsen’s works have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations, including O Magnum Mysterium which the chorus will sing. Tickets are on sale now at https://staugcc.ticketleap.com/christmas2019/. Tickets are $25 for adults age 18+; $12 for youth age 11-17; $5 for active military with ID, and free for children 10 and under. The ticket price at the door is $30. New this year is a ‘Season Ticket’ for $60 which will cover the three 2019- 2020 Season performances, a savings of $15 per individual. It also includes a premium reserved seating section. Guests may wish to take advantage of the free shuttle service every Saturday evening during the Nights of Lights. https://www.oldcity.com/st-augustine-parking/ The St. Augustine Community Chorus http://www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org/ celebrated its 70th Anniversary in the spring and received a proclamation from the City of St. Augustine acknowledging its history.
  • 12/15/2019 2:00 pm - 12/15/2019 4:00 pm
    ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT A TRADITION IN ST. AUGUSTINE St. Augustine Community Chorus Performs ‘This Christmastide’ at historic Cathedral Basilica ST. AUGUSTINE, October 29, 2019 – Christmas is full of traditions and attending a concert is usually considered an important staple of the holidays. The St. Augustine Community Chorus will hold its annual performances at the historic Cathedral Basilica, called ‘This Christmastide’, on December 14th at 7:30 pm and on the 15th at 2:00 pm. “Christmas is one holiday where people tend to plan well ahead of time what they want to do,” said Lynn Abjornson, President of the St. Augustine Community Chorus. “Last year our concert was sold out, so we encourage people to get their tickets early.” The performances are a big production with 100 adult singers, 35 singers that are part of The St. Augustine Youth Chorus (under the direction of Kerry Fradley), soloist Anna Eschbach, Shannon McKay, the principal organist at the Cathedral Basilica, and about 14 chamber players. “Creating a Christmas program usually presents fun challenges between needing classic familiar pieces mixed with others that evoke the feelings of the holiday season but may be new to the audience,” said Music Director Michael Sanflippo. This year the audience will hear John Rutter's Magnificat and Morten Lauridsen's ethereal O Magnum Mysterium, a piece that has quickly become a "new" classic since it premiered in 1994. As is the tradition, they will include selections from The Messiah and traditional Christmas carols. Both John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen are contemporary composers. Rutter was commissioned to write an anthem for the wedding of Prince William of Great Britain to Catherine Middleton in 2011. Lauridsen’s works have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations, including O Magnum Mysterium which the chorus will sing. Tickets are on sale now at https://staugcc.ticketleap.com/christmas2019/. Tickets are $25 for adults age 18+; $12 for youth age 11-17; $5 for active military with ID, and free for children 10 and under. The ticket price at the door is $30. New this year is a ‘Season Ticket’ for $60 which will cover the three 2019- 2020 Season performances, a savings of $15 per individual. It also includes a premium reserved seating section. Guests may wish to take advantage of the free shuttle service every Saturday evening during the Nights of Lights. https://www.oldcity.com/st-augustine-parking/ The St. Augustine Community Chorus http://www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org/ celebrated its 70th Anniversary in the spring and received a proclamation from the City of St. Augustine acknowledging its history.
  • 01/30/2020 6:00 pm - 01/30/2020 8:00 pm
    The SOUPer Bowl is January 30, 2020 from 6-8 at Nease High School in the cafeteria. The SOUPer Bowl event was first created in 2015 to address the issue of student hunger in St. Johns County. Over 9,000 students depend on the free and reduced lunch program at school, and often go hungry over the weekends or during long school breaks because they have no guaranteed source of nutrition. The SOUPer bowl aims to fill the gap by feeding these children. The event, hosted at Nease High School, features over 20 renowned local chefs presenting their signature soups for an unforgettable soup tasting event. Tickets are $25. Guests also get to choose a beautifully crafted ceramic bowl, made by a student as a memento from the event. So far, the SOUPer Bowl event has raised over $100,000 in 4 years to erase student hunger in St. Johns County. Help us as we partner with Huge Across the County to help students in need. All it takes to feed one student for one whole year is $250. The website is www.StudentsTackleHunger.org.  This is a great cause and anything can help us reach our goal of feeding as many students as we can, especially with winter and spring break coming up.
  • 03/20/2020 3:00 pm - 03/20/2020 9:00 pm
    ANNOUNCING THE 2020 ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Save the Date! The 39th Annual Seafood Festival will be held March 20 through 22 ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (October 10, 2019) – The St. Augustine Lions Club is proud to announce the dates for the 39th Annual Seafood Festival, which will be held in the Ancient City March 20-22, 2020. The beloved festival is the primary fundraising event for the St. Augustine Lions Foundation each year, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations providing services to the community with a focus on youth, the deaf and blind, disaster relief, veterans, and so much more. Founded in 1981, and with more than 25,000 people expected to attend in 2020, the Seafood Festival is the largest, oldest, and most family-oriented festival in St. Augustine. The primary draw of the Festival is its abundance of seafood and great live music. Other attractions include kiddie rides, fun activities, family shows, and an Arts & Crafts village with nearly one hundred affordable arts and crafts exhibitors. “We’re very excited to announce the dates for 2020,” said Dominic Mercurio, Festival Chairman. “This is truly a community event and local Lions, whose motto is ‘We Serve,’ are able to raise the funds needed to fulfill our claim that ‘Where there is a need, there is a Lion.’ We invite everyone out to Francis Field to join us because ‘We’re Havin’ Fun Now!’” Hours and Admission: Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are Friday March 20 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday March 21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday March 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. Admission is $5 for adults. Food is not included with admission. No pets allowed except service animals. Free Parking and Shuttle: Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors on Saturday and Sunday only at locations to be announced. More information on parking and shuttle are on the website lionsfestival.com and Facebook @staugustinelionsfestival
  • 03/21/2020 10:00 am - 03/21/2020 9:00 pm
    ANNOUNCING THE 2020 ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Save the Date! The 39th Annual Seafood Festival will be held March 20 through 22 ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida  The St. Augustine Lions Club is proud to announce the dates for the 39th Annual Seafood Festival, which will be held in the Ancient City March 20-22, 2020. The beloved festival is the primary fundraising event for the St. Augustine Lions Foundation each year, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations providing services to the community with a focus on youth, the deaf and blind, disaster relief, veterans, and so much more. Founded in 1981, and with more than 25,000 people expected to attend in 2020, the Seafood Festival is the largest, oldest, and most family-oriented festival in St. Augustine. The primary draw of the Festival is its abundance of seafood and great live music. Other attractions include kiddie rides, fun activities, family shows, and an Arts & Crafts village with nearly one hundred affordable arts and crafts exhibitors. “We’re very excited to announce the dates for 2020,” said Dominic Mercurio, Festival Chairman. “This is truly a community event and local Lions, whose motto is ‘We Serve,’ are able to raise the funds needed to fulfill our claim that ‘Where there is a need, there is a Lion.’ We invite everyone out to Francis Field to join us because ‘We’re Havin’ Fun Now!’” Hours and Admission: Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are Friday March 20 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday March 21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday March 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. Admission is $5 for adults. Food is not included with admission. No pets allowed except service animals. Free Parking and Shuttle: Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors on Saturday and Sunday only at locations to be announced. More information on parking and shuttle are on the website lionsfestival.com and Facebook @staugustinelionsfestival
  • 03/22/2020 11:00 am - 03/22/2020 5:00 pm
    ANNOUNCING THE 2020 ST. AUGUSTINE LIONS SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Save the Date! The 39th Annual Seafood Festival will be held March 20 through 22 ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida  The St. Augustine Lions Club is proud to announce the dates for the 39th Annual Seafood Festival, which will be held in the Ancient City March 20-22, 2020. The beloved festival is the primary fundraising event for the St. Augustine Lions Foundation each year, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations providing services to the community with a focus on youth, the deaf and blind, disaster relief, veterans, and so much more. Founded in 1981, and with more than 25,000 people expected to attend in 2020, the Seafood Festival is the largest, oldest, and most family-oriented festival in St. Augustine. The primary draw of the Festival is its abundance of seafood and great live music. Other attractions include kiddie rides, fun activities, family shows, and an Arts & Crafts village with nearly one hundred affordable arts and crafts exhibitors. “We’re very excited to announce the dates for 2020,” said Dominic Mercurio, Festival Chairman. “This is truly a community event and local Lions, whose motto is ‘We Serve,’ are able to raise the funds needed to fulfill our claim that ‘Where there is a need, there is a Lion.’ We invite everyone out to Francis Field to join us because ‘We’re Havin’ Fun Now!’” Hours and Admission: Francis Field is located at 25 W. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine. Festival hours are Friday March 20 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday March 21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday March 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts & Crafts village closes at sundown. Admission is $5 for adults. Food is not included with admission. No pets allowed except service animals. Free Parking and Shuttle: Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors on Saturday and Sunday only at locations to be announced. More information on parking and shuttle are on the website lionsfestival.com and Facebook @staugustinelionsfestival