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(Click on the Buc-ee’s tab to get update info from your neighbors about the commissioner’s meetings that anyone can attend … they will be there)


(Links have been updated)   Parking information in St. Augustine … Click Here … Park Now, Metered Parking, maps, etc.   Find out about that Park Now card … you will be able to park at the downtown parking facility for just $3 with it –St Johns County Residents only!  Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility map (HDPF), 10 S. Castillo Dr., located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $12 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card info.  And the meters are just .50 vs $1.50! There is a brochure at this ParkNow site with more details.

IMAX at WGV:  -  Click here for show times, and future shows!   Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123  www.worldgolfimax.com  All shows and times subject to change … call or check website before going.   To purchase membership, click here or contact the box office at 904-940-4133. Please allow 10 business days for delivery.   (All details subject to change; check their website)

IMAX WGV - Now Playing - March check dates
The Tomb Raider begins on 3/15 (7pm and 9:30pm).  Check the website for more details and movies … http://www.worldgolfimax.com/

Check for the documentaries also, including Amazon Adventure!  Walking with Dinosaurs.  Dream Big Engineering Our World.  Coming soon: Pacific Rim Uprising (Begins March 22); Ready Player One (Begins March 29)

CaddyShack - Click here for their menu   

Golfers … if you are into some fun with your golf clothes, Bill Murray’s golf apparel line is available click here to go to the William Murray Golf website.

WGV Golf SpecialsLooking for updates on golf info and specials … go to www.golfwgv.com        King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates … click here. Click here for more specials at WGV. 

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Click here to see what’s happening CLICK HERE for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s full Ticketmaster event listing, including premium parking on an event-by-event basis.

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — Click here for what’s playing

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   Coming up … check their schedule for more events … Box office: 825-1164  1/18-2/11  Limelight – Fool for Love, a dark drama by Sam Shepard 

Pirate & Treasure Museum — Click here for the museum website.

St Johns County School has posted their Winter/Spring Session — give the gift of lifelong learning … click here to see their schedule. 

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall:   check here for concert events http://www.pvconcerthall.com/ Click here to see what’s happening at the

World Golf Hall of Fame:     Click here   

The Pioneer Barn is located inside The Old Florida Museum 259 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/  904-824-8874

Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! Their impersonator shows are also so good …they had a Barbra Streisand impersonator that was fantastic and also in November they had a great show – Donna Summer and Barry White impersonators)  The 2018 show schedule has been announcedclick here to go to the new schedule. 

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe   Click here for Showtimes, movie prices, menus, schedule and more.  Located at 36 Granada Street, in historic downtown St. Augustine  904-679-5736

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2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes Are Now On Sale

Now Available … 2018 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes go on sale .  St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40.  For more information about annual beach driving passes, please call the St. Johns County Beach Services Office at 904.209.0331. Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or www.sjcfl.us/Beaches for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.

3/20  Meet Beth Daniel & Meg Mallon at Hall of Fame Speaker Series – 11 a.m.

Join us at the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 20th at 11:00AM for a special Speaker Series featuring Class of 2000 Inductee and 33-time LPGA Champion Beth Daniel AND Class of 2017 Inductee and 18-time LPGA Champion Meg Mallon. Daniel and Mallon will share some of their greatest career moments, including the moment they received golf’s highest honor – becoming enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Check out artifacts from their illustrious careers and enjoy an autograph signing with the Hall of Famers after the event.

The event will begin on Tuesday, March 20th at 11AM and is included in Museum admission. Visit
www.worldgolfhalloffame.org for more details.

3/21  Wine Wednesday – Renaissance Resort World  Golf Village

Join us every Wednesday evening in our Villagio Lounge from 5:30pm – 6:30pm for complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre tasting.  Sample red and white wines from around the world and savor a chef inspired appetizer to complement the wines.

3/21 Weekly –  St. Johns County Pier Park Wednesday – Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market at the Pier 

Farmer’s Market located at the ocean side  -  Over 70 vendors on hand with locally grown produce (some organics), baked goods, honey, nuts arts & crafts, jewelry, soaps & lotions, art, clothing and much more! Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007  If you are interested in being a vendor or want more info … click here.

3/23   OLGC Friday Shrimp & Fish Frys: Lunch & Dinner through Lent

Last Friday started the Lenten lunch and dinners at Our Lady of Good Counsel on Sr 16 … just north of International Golf Parkway; 5950 SR16.   All are welcome.  Shrimp, cod, mac and cheese, desserts, beverages … stop in and eat or take it to go! Lunch 11:30 and dinner starts at 4:30pm.  Early Bird Dinner Special: First 25 get Free Soft Drink or Dessert!

3/23 Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live - March & April Artists

Our weekly Friday Night Live events begin at 5:30pm with a complimentary Chef inspired hors d’oeuvre and a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6:00pm.

We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evenings. Our local entertainers for Jan & February 2018 are:

3/23/2018    CLAY BENJAMIN (wear your dancing shoes whoohoo!)
3/30/2018                 BILLY BUCHANAN

4/6/2018                   CLAY BENJAMIN
4/13/2018                 CLAY BENJAMIN3/
4/20/18                      TBA
4/27/2018                  TBA

3/23  St Augustine Community Band Spring Concert

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Join us for our Spring Concert and enjoy some wonderful classics, including:

•March Grandioso- Seitz/Glover
•Holst Suite #1 for Military Band
•Pie in the Face Polka- Mancini/Vinson
•Beyond The Horizon – Rossano Galante
•The Olympic Spirit – Williams/Curnow
•Moon River – Mancini/Brown
•1812 Overture – Tchaikovski/Mark Williams
•Under The Double Eagle March – Wagner/A. Glover

Location:  Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32092  Tickets may be purchased at www.staugband.org  $15 adult; $5 students, Kids under Age 12 free

3/24 – 3/25 Old Town Art Show - Francis Field

The Old Town Art Show will feature more than 100 artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and from throughout the country. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE. Go to www.OldTownArtShow.com for more details

3/24 Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival 5-9 pmJacksonville

Before the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp season begins next month, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will play host to the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival to benefit the Jacksonville USO on Saturday, April 1, when guests will have a unique opportunity to get an early taste of the new ballpark menu and sample more than 50 different beers, including those from Northeast Florida’s local breweries.

Tickets for the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival are available at www.jaxshrimp.com. For $40, a guest will receive 20 drink samples and a Jumbo-size ballpark pretzel. VIP admission is $50, which includes 25 drink samples, a Jumbo-size ballpark pretzel, and early access one hour before the gates open for other guests. Legal ID will be necessary for entry to the event, which is exclusively for guests ages 21 and over.  Baseball Grounds.  301 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville 32202  Tickets for the Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival are available at www.jaxshrimp.com

3/29 – 4/1 ANA Inspiration Week at the Hall of Fame

Catch all the action from the women’s first Major Championship of the 2018 season, the ANA Inspiration, at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Visit the Museum to see memorabilia from past tournaments, including Amy Alcott’s famous robe she wore after jumping into Poppie’s Pond when she won the tournament for the third time in 1991. For more information, visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

3/30  Helping Hands Meeting – Donations for the Troops

On March 30 we will be collecting donations for Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for their Troop Support Project.  The OLGC Ladies Guild regularly sends about 10 boxes a month to support our deployed troops by providing them some of the conveniences and food items they can use on overseas duty.  Suggested items include: jerky, yoyos, Tums, sunscreen, lip balm, foot powder, snacks, crossword/word search and Sudoku books, non-sugar sweeteners, tactical flashlights, socks (black cushioned or white no show).  Please bring any items you can to this meeting.

Helping Hands of Saint Johns County is a volunteer organization started in 2006 that meets from 10 AM to noon the last Friday of the month.  There are no dues, officers or stress.  Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated.  The group meets a Faith Community Church, 3450 CR 210 W, Saint Johns FL 32259.  For more information contact via email: jacqphil@aol.com.

3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25 …  Uptown Saturday Nights – Every Last Saturday  5-8pm

Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from  5-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday Night takes place year-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months.

4/1  St Augustine Easter Parade  

The St. Augustine Easter Parade begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1 at the Mission of Nombre de Dios on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine and heads south down Avenida Menendez.  The annual parade featuring horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, floats, drill teams, the Easter Bunny, and St. Augustine’s Royal Family. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to find parking and secure a spot along the downtown streets. For more details, go to www.oldestcityeaster.org/easter-parade.html

4/1  Easter Day Brunch at the Renaissance WGV – 11am – 3pm

Easter will be on April 1st this year … you can start making reservations now for Easter Brunch at the Renaissance Resort WGV.   Reservations are required for this annual sold out event.  Call 940-8696 for reservations.  The menu and pricing is posted on the Calendar.


4/1  Easter Brunch at the King & Bear  Clubhouse

Hop on over to the King & Bear Easter Sunday to break bread with friends and family. Enjoy our delicious Holiday Brunch Buffet featuring your favorite breakfast items and carving stations with mouth-watering Prime Rib and Glazed Spiral Ham, along with an assortment of pastries and desserts.  Public Guests are Welcome and Reservations are Required.  Click here for details, prices, to make reservations. 

4/3, 4/6, 4/10, 4/13 The Woman’s Exchange

Spring luncheon menus have been announced.  In Review: Cost per meal is $30 plus tax, which includes tea or coffee and dessert, plus your $5 coupon to use in our “Miss Anna’s Boutique”, featuring hand-crafted products from across the country. Shopping begins at 10:30 am and Lunch is served at Noon.  For further information or reservations you may call the Woman’s Exchange at 904-829-5064.

4/5-4/8 St Augustine Race Week – on the water

St. Augustine Race Week features multiple sailing events, boat races and youth sailing regattas along the St. Augustinebayfront and near the Vilano bridge. Cruisers, Racers, Big Boats, and Small Boats are invited to participate. The event also include parties, live music, and local food. For more details, go to www.staugustineraceweek.com

4/6 & 4/7  OLGC Boutique on Church Rd (off Pacetti Rd – 4 mi from K&B)

See what’s new at the OLGC… new items monthly.  Stop in and buy a few items or bring a few items to donate.  Either way it is such a nice experience visiting this very old and unique church turned boutique that is a resale clothing and home goods store that directly benefits the many ministries of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.  Click here to go to their Facebook page.  All are welcome!  Come shop!   First Friday & Saturday monthly.  9am-3pm

4/6  First Friday Artwalk  1st Friday of the Month

On the first Friday of each month, enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St.   Augustine art galleries. Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer  free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk. Galleries are open from 5 to 9pm. Free to the public. Don’t forget to check out 233 West King for the featured artist of the month!  For info: 904.829.0065 |www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

4/6 Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly

4/6-4/8  Rhythm & Ribs Festival  - Francis Field

The Rhythm & Ribs Festival features barbecue vendors from across the south, a BBQ competition, live music, a kids zone and Kiss the Pig, a fundraiser for Learn to Read. The festival is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 6; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 7; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8. Hosted by the St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary, all proceeds go to more than 2 dozen local charities and nonprofits. With the help of nearly 200 volunteers, a total of 2,000 hours are volunteered over the weekend. The music schedule will be announced soon. Go to rhythmandribs.net to stay updated.

4/7  EMMA Concerts

The EMMA concerts new season starts October 7, 2017 and ends on April 7, 2018.
Sat., April 7, 2018 • Broadway Live!

Information:  www.emmaconcerts.com    Tickets:  most tickets are $40  https://emmaconcerts.secure.force.com/ticket  Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College

And a way to raise funds for EMMA is their EMMA Goes River Cruising!  Melodies of the Danube, April 13-20, 2018.  I have listed the contact and discount info on the Calendar

4/12, 6:30 p.m.:  Lightner Museum Lecture Series – Hosted by Florida Humanities Speaker Series

Mr. Brendan Burke: “Florida’s Fleet:  A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast”.  Mr. Burke, from the St. Augustine Lighthouse, will guide the audience through the development of a unique shipping vessel developed in the 20th century right here in Northeast Florida and how its impact it still being realized today. It will be an enlightening presentation that will shed light on an integral part of this region’s economy and lifestyle.  Light refreshments will be served.

The event will take place in the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, which can be accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Be sure to purchase your tickets early!

Tickets, which cost $10.00 for General Admission, are free to museum members and Flagler College students.  Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information.  The Lightner Museum is handicap accessible. Parking is free after 5 p.m. and is available behind the museum.  For more information, contact the Lightner Museum at 904-824-2874.

4/13-4/20  EMMA Goes Cruising – Fundraiser

There is a fundraising cruise to benefit EMMA: EMMA goes River Cruising! $1,000 Discount! Emma Concert Association is sponsoring “Melodies of the Danube”, a river Cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen, Germany, April 13-20, 2018. The cruise is on AMA Waterways Serena, an award winning river cruise line. Until July 31 there is a discount of $1,000 per person, with prices starting at $1,899 per person. For more information contact: Bartimus Travel Group in World Golf Village, (904) 392-1703 or email: LBartimus@CruiseOne.com.

4/14 King & Bear Spring Garage Sale 8am-2pm; and Heritage Landing 8am-1pm

Hours are 8am to 2pm.

Other garage sale dates to be announced as we get them … if you have info on your garage sale send me an email … carnicel@bellsouth.net so we can get you listed.

(4/14 Heritage Landing 8am-1pm; 4/21 The Meadows Garage Sale;  4/28 Turnberry Garage Sale 8am-2pm)

4/18-22  Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest

 features more than 100 birding and outdoor photography events in St. Johns County and surrounding locations. This festival is headquartered at the GTM Research Reserve, located 8 miles north of St. Augustine on A1A North. Go to www.FloridasBirdingAndPhotoFest.com

4/20-21  Vilano Fest 2018: Tunes, Tastings and Tours

Friday: The Sea Turtle soiree event brings back the 1920s themed party on the Vilano pier; complete with Ramona’s eight piece band, food, drinks and partying under covered tents.   7pm-10pm

Saturday: The Tour of Homes showing the great homes in the Vilano community showcased to highlight history, uniqueness and novelty.  10am-6pm

Saturday: the Music Fest  with Dish n Fish, a day of the area’s finest local musicians with great food and a “slider competition”  12pm-8pm

For more info and to purchase tickets go to www.vilanofest.com   The website will also have vendor and volunteer contact info.  Tickets now on sale. $75 for all three events – early bird price.   Music fest is just $5; Sea Turtle Soiree $70, Tour of Homes $20

4/21-4/22  EPIC Flower & Garden Expo

A popular event in northeast Florida, the EPIC Flower & Garden Expo will delight gardeners of all ages with growers, nurseries and artisans from around the state offering shoppers every item to make your garden all it can be. Held at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Go to epicbh.org/flower-garden-expo/ for more details.

4/21 The Meadows Garage Sale

Other garage sale dates to be announced as we get them … if you have info on your garage sale send me an email … carnicel@bellsouth.net so we can get you listed.

(4/14 King & Bear & the Heritage Landing Garage Sale; 4/28 Turnberry Garage Sale 81m-2pm)

4/22 OLGC Ladies Guild – Fashion Show

Join the ladies for Fun Fashion Friends & Food at the OLGC Ladies Guild Fashion Show.  The event starts at 4pm at the Cimarrone Golf & Country Club, 2800 Cimarrone Blvd, Jacksonville  FL 32259  Tickets are $32 and includes a delicious Italian buffet.  A cash bar will be available.  Event hosted by: Resort Fashions by Tiffany. 


4/21 – 4/29 National Park Week (free day 4/21)

National Park Week is America‘s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It is all happening in our national parks. Help us celebrate by visiting your national parks – Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas! On April 21, every national park will give you free admission, including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Fort Matanzas National Monument is always free

4/25  Helping Hands – Hosting Game Day for Project Autism of St Johns County – Golf Club at South Hampton – 10am-3pm

With April being Autism Awareness month we are looking forward to Wednesday April 25 when we will host a Game Day to help fund Project Autism of St. Johns County who focus on purchasing technology and equipment for Saint Johns schools and ESE departments.  The location is the Golf Club at South Hampton from 10 until 3.  Come join us on April 25 for the fun.  Admission will be $25 and includes lunch and door prizes.  Thirteen dollars of each ticket will be given to Project Autism.  Raffles tickets for complete golf packages for 4 players at both South Hampton and St Johns Country Club will be available for an extra $5.  Some of the games we will be playing are mahjong, bridge, dominoes, penny from heaven card game, and other card games along with board games.  Please plan to attend and support this worthy cause.  For a lunch count we ask that you preregister.  Contact jacqphil@aol.com for more information. 

Helping Hands of Saint Johns County is a volunteer organization started in 2006 that meets from 10 AM to noon the last Friday of the month.  There are no dues, officers or stress.  Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated.  The group meets a Faith Community Church, 3450 CR 210 W, Saint Johns FL 32259.  For more information contact via email: jacqphil@aol.com.

4/26 & 4/27  CaddyShack Tournament   Click here for details!

4/28  Feel the Wheels   

Hands-on fun for all ages is available at Feel the Wheels — a static display of service vehicles of all kinds — helicopters, firetrucks, boats, tractors and so much more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the St. Augustine Outlet Mall, off State Road 16 in St. Augustine. Hosted by The Junior Service League of St. Augustine, this event benefits Tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine. Go to https://www.facebook.com/FeelTheWheels to stay updated.

4/28 Turnberry Garage Sale

Other garage sale dates to be announced as we get them … if you have info on your garage sale send me an email … carnicel@bellsouth.net so we can get you listed.

(4/14 King & Bear & the Heritage Landing Garage Sale;  4/21 The Meadows Garage Sale 81m-2pm)

4/28  St Augustine Family Fun Fest  

A dynamic festival with activities for the KIDS and the KID-IN YOU! Live Entertainment on two stages, activities with law enforcement and military, “Be the Hamster” Snow Cones, Jumperamas, Giant Bubbles, Field Day Events, Human Stress Ball Machine, Photo Booth, Face Painting, DJ Line Dancing, Games, Golf Activities, Fire Trucks, Dunk Tank, Car Smash, Costumed Characters, Live Music Fest, Community Education, Crafts, Raffle Items, Vendors, Food Trucks and MORE!  From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Stay updated at facebook.com/StAugustineFamilyFunFest/

4/29 A Taste of St Augustine 

A Taste of St. Augustine will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This signature food festival serves up tastes from St. Augustine’s well-known restaurants. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular People’s Choice. Everyone gets to vote. There will be a children’s area with fun activities including crafts and face-painting as well as live music throughout the day. Admission is $5, and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets per taste. The annual Race to the Taste 5K is part of the event. Go to epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine for more details.

5/4-5/6  Gamble Rogers Music Festival 

The Gamble Rogers Music Festival will be held May 5-7 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George St., downtown St. Augustine. Four stages will feature local, regional and national groups. The schedule will be at www.gamblerogersfest.org   Click here for the list of performers. 

Join us under the oaks as we celebrate our third year at the Colonial Quarter in beautiful downtown St. Augustine with three days of live music and over 55 bands! Music, crafts, and activities for kids!   Open Jam, so bring your instruments!

TICKETS  Day Weekend Pass: $30;  Friday or Saturday Only: $20;  Sunday Only Pass: $10;  Children under 12: FREE

5/4-5/13  Romanza Festivale of the Arts

The Romanza Festivale of the Arts is a celebration of art and music in America’s Most Romantic City, featuring more than 60 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are FREE and admission is required for the others. Go to www.romanzafestivale.com for more details.

5/10  Lightner Museum Lecture Series – Hosted by Florida Humanities Speaker Series   6:30pm

Dr. Steve Noll: “The Spanish Legacy of Florida”. To finish our esteemed speaker’s series, Dr. Noll from the University of Florida will give audiences an opportunity to more fully understand the historical and cultural significance of the early colonial period. As St. Augustine is a city which fully embraces, or known to fully embrace its Spanish heritage, this presentation will only deepen our understanding and appreciation of this historical connection. 

The event will take place in the Historic Pool Area (Café’ Alcazar) of the Lightner Museum, which can be accessed by side entrances located off Grenada and Cordova Streets.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and seating; the lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Seating is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Be sure to purchase your tickets early!

 Tickets, which cost $10.00 for General Admission, are free to museum members and Flagler College students.  Visit www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series for more information.  The Lightner Museum is handicap accessible. Parking is free after 5 p.m. and is available behind the museum.  For more information, contact the Lightner Museum at 904-824-2874.

5/13  Masterworks Concert  3pm – The St Augustine Community Chorus

A delightful opportunity to enjoy some classical choral repertoire.  Ancient City Baptist Church  Tickets: staugustinecommunitychorus.org and select community outlets   27 Sevilla Street in beautiful downtown St. Augustine


5/20  Fallen Heroes Military Tribute – Remembrance Ceremony


There will be a ceremony honoring our Fallen Heroes on May 20, 2018 at 3 PM at Celebration Lutheran Church located at 810 Roberts Road in Saint Johns Florida 32259.  The nearly 400 crosses honor our fallen military from Florida who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The eight larger white crosses are presented to honor all other American service men and women casualties from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Beirut, Iraq and Afghanistan.  The total number of troops deceased in each of these wars is indicated on the cross.  It is a moving sight and wonderful to see.  Please take time to go see the Military Tribute. The “Field of Crosses” will remain open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.   The Helping Hands of St. Johns County volunteer organization created the memorial, also known as the “Field of Crosses.”

5/31/18 Deadline -Calling all artists: 


Th Lightner Museum is hosting a contest for its upcoming anniversary event on October 19, 2018, “Promenade the Alcazar.” This event will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Alcazar Hotel and the 70th anniversary of the Lightner MuseumThe public is invited to submit original artworks inspired by the theme of the upcoming anniversary event, “Promenade the Alcazar.” Winning artwork will be selected by museum staff and will most closely reflect the museum’s vision and needs for promoting the event.  The lucky winner’s artwork will be used as the face of this luxurious event AND the winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Henry Flagler intended for St. Augustine to be the “French Riviera of the South” so we are looking for a piece that truly embodies the extravagance and decadence of the Art Nouveau era and the museum’s Get Gilded’ theme. All mediums are welcome.  Be creative!  For more information and to download the application form visit www.LightnerMuseum.org/art-contest.  Submit by 5/31/18

6/21-6/23 and 6/28-6/30  St Augustine Music Festival  

The largest, free classical music festival in the U.S., the St. Augustine Musical Festival includes six evenings of world-class music in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine. See more details at www.StAugustineMusicFestival.org 

11/10  2nd Annual Loncolnville Porch Fest   12 noon

The Lincolnville Porch Fest featuring local musicians on porches in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood in downtown St. Augustine. Stay updated: https://www.facebook.com/Lincolnvilleporchfest/


11/25 and 11/26  Gamble Rogers Concert Series

The Gamble Rogers  They will be on stage sometime at the annual Art Festival (Francis Field) 11/25 11am-5pm and 11/26 11am-4pm.  Ticket info www.gamblerogersfest.org.

-     -     -     -     – Other news ~~

WEEKLY EVENTS AT CADDYSHACK — starting at 7pm Wednesday nights are for  TRIVIA night … can you and your team beat the group that seems to be winning  week after week!?

RENAISSANCE   Check out the  music on  Friday nights.

For Jax events / Time-Union Performing  Arts and more go to this website:  (Look for the Broadwy in  Jacksonville lineup – http://www.jaxevents.com/timesunion.php New  Events posted to their calendar:  http://www.jaxevents.com/events-calendar/

Lightner MuseumNew admission tickets beginning February 19, 2018 — Please note:  St. Johns County residents and Flagler students will be free every Sunday with a valid I.D.  Flagler students will be free with a note from a professor during other days of the week.  (Not everyday like previous was the case) 
General Admission  |  $15
Senior  |  $12
College  |  $12
Active Military  |  $12
12 – 17 Year Olds  |  $8
11 and younger  |  Free

FREE St. Augustine Activities – no charge to St. Johns County Residents (from Floridas Historic Coast): NOTE: St. Johns County  residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest  House, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden School  House, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de  Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. Every Thursday admission to the First Colony Exhibit at the Government House is also free to SJC residents.  The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery and St. Augustine Distillery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).  Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions toSt. Johns County residents with valid ID.

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