By NewsLine Staff

Chocolate and Beyond, a celebration of chocolate, desserts and other culinary sensations, will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Ave. in St. Augustine. Guests will sample chocolate and other delicious creations from some of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. Great items such as hotel and restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia and admission tickets for local, fun attractions will be available for bid at a silent auction. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Chocolate and Beyond.

The event is produced by TASK (Teacher’s Aid for Student Knowledge), and benefits the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County. Proceeds allow RSVP to recruit, professionally train, place and recognize its nearly 150 volunteers throughout all 40 schools in St. Johns County while supporting its 40,000 students and more than 2,500 instructional staff members.

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Senior volunteers mentor and tutor St. Johns County School District students in reading and math and assist in the Head Start preschool reading program. Last year over 800 students received services from RSVP volunteers throughout the school year.

Tickets for Chocolate and Beyond are $20 per person ($10 for children under 12) and can be purchased online ( or at Whetstone Chocolates at 139 King Street and 13 Anastasia Boulevard in St. Augustine. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Photo courtesy MetroCreative

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