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(to get my weekly email updates, email me at carnicel@bellsouth.net)

Try to find the NextDoor blog for our area … very helpful info from neighbors. www.nextdoor.com  

(scroll down for Calendar events and activities – by date)  

Parking information in St. Augustine – PARKNOW card   You may have recently read in The Record about the new St Augustine parking app available for download.  The free parking app is called parkstaug.  The website is the same:  www.parkstaug.com  It is currently not available for the Parking Garage (across from Francis Field).  But look for that integration sometime this year.  Some uses include being able to pay for parking with your phone, receive alerts before a parking session expires and, I like this one, extend a parking session without ever having to return to the vehicle.  Your vehicle is identified by its license plate so you won’t need to display a receipt on your vehicle’s dashboard.  Parking meters are going away but not the parking pay stations (issues parking stubs) for those without the app.  Sign up for resident discounts at the web link above; you will need to take a photo of your license and car registration so you can upload it when applying for the discount.  ParkNow cards will be phased out gradually to give you time to use any funds you put on your card.

Those who wish to speak to someone directly may call the city’s Parking Division at 904-825-1090, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm and national holidays and Sundays, except for theCastillo de San Marcos which is enforced seven days a week. 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 $15 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card info.  And the meters are just .50 vs $2.50! There is a brochure at this ParkNow site with more details.   Always check the websites – policies and fees are subject to changes.

Jaguars scheduleclick here.  Jaguar tickets — The First Tee WGV … get your discounted Jaguar home game tickets by clicking here … purchase tickets.  Limited quantity available so order today!

IMAX at WGV:  –  Click here for show times, and future shows!  Film schedule is subject to change.    Adults $14, Seniors/Students/Military $13, and Children 3-12 $11. 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.   Movie Club Members get free admission to all documentaries.  Click here to see all the benefits of being a movie club member!  (I highly recommend this!! CC)  Enjoy the privileges of membership including 50% off Hollywood movie admissions, unlimited documentaries, priority seating and special members-only events!  

Now playing: It: Chapter 2    See Calendar below for special event 9/20 for Ad Astra – September;  Maleficient: Mistress of Evil – October; Joker – October; Gemini Man – October.   You always also have documentary choices, i.e., Great Bear Rainforest.  But go to their website for all the days and times as movies and times are subject to change;  click on Showtimes.     

CaddyShack –  Click here for their full menu.  Wednesday night is Trivia Night weekly at the CaddyShack … grab a burger and a brew with your team … have that competitive spirit … want to win?!   And if you are in the Rosemont (Chicago) area … you can also get your CaddyShack fix there!   Golfers … if you are into some fun with your golf attire, Bill Murray’s golf apparel line is available click here to go to the William Murray Golf website.   

WGV Golf Specials … Looking for updates on golf info and specials … go to www.golfwgv.com/specials     Twilight golf, 4pm, $49 S&S, $59 K&B thru 9/30.  940-6088 tee time  King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates …  either I post here on the Calendar or on the golf tab.     PGA TOUR Academy WGV … Learn more and contact on website – click hereClinics click here.

King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Restaurants are open to the public … come out for a nice view.   Note: Champions Grille at K&BSaturday – Thursday  7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday Breakfast 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m  Dinner 5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.     Legends Grille at S&S: open everyday for Breakfast & Lunch from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm — Our Menu is served until 5pm Daily.        Please note that the kitchen times may vary depending on the volume of business and weather conditions.?   www.golfwgv.com

EMMA Concert Series … upcoming events – also listed below in the Calendar:  http://www.emmaconcerts.com/events/ 

Lightner Museumclick here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum.  Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner.

St Augustine Art Associationclick here for the 2018— 2019 ExhIbit & Events Calendar

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — www.staugamphitheatre.com website   Now being branded as The AMP.     Every Saturday From 8:30am – 12:30pm!   Free and Open to the Public! And … They now have a Night Market every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 6-9 pm.    Now being branded as The Amp.     FREE, Family- Friendly Summer Film Series, Returns to The Amp St. Augustine from June 2 – August 9   

St Augustine Aquarium … www.ssaaquarium.com Located at 2045 State Rd 16, zip 32084.  Phone: 904-429-9777

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

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   … check their schedule for more events … Box office: 825-1164

Lightner Museum  “Lightner After Hours”  For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org.

Pirate & Treasure MuseumClick 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. 

St Johns County Parks & Recreationsigh up here to get on their newsletter.

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

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedraclick here for exhibits, contests, events and more.

World Golf Hall of Fame:  General info — Click here     

St Johns County Golf Course – at 207 off I-95 – click here to see rates, events, about the club in general.

YMCA at Murabella website https://fcymca.org/

Download the “Reach the Beach” app  For more information on the “Reach the Beach” mobile app, please visit www.sjcfl.us/Beaches, call 904.209.0331, and download the app here.

St Augustine Flea Market … Saturday and Sundays 9am – 4pm (sorry pets are no longer permitted at the flea market)  Click here for their website.  Address: 2495 State Road 207   St. Augustine, FL 32086

Florida Agricultural Museum – Palm Coast   http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/  386-446-7630  Admission, exhibits, wedding events  Farm N Flea on Thursdays 8am to noon

FSCJ Artist Series 19/20 Season … click here.

Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! Their impersonator shows are also so good – “After Dark” shows Keep checking their website for what’s news.    The 2019 show schedule is now availableclick here  to go to the new schedule.   Be sure to click on the After Dark schedule also – lots of “tribute” groups, impersonators.  Great shows.  

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

2019 St. Johns County Beaches  Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or click here for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.

Alligator Farm discount … St. Johns County residents receive a 50% discount (until February when it goes to 30%) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm when they show their ID.  They also receive a 20% discount on both the Nile and the Sepik River course at Crocodile Crossing. Check out their newest exhibit Oasis on the Nile. View Egyptian artifacts, replicas of famous antiquities, three impressive Nile crocodiles and the visually stunning Gaboon viper!  2019 Summer Camp infoclick here!

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Dates and Events are always subject to change without notice.

9/6 –  9/29   Sing Out Loud Festival – Schedule

Free events, no tickets needed with free parking at The Amp, venues include Colonial Park (no free parking) for the Kickoff and the balance at The Backyard at the AMP.  Click here for the schedule of entertainment, dates and time to be announced.  (as with all events, subject to change and check when weather is questionable)

(Note:  The Kacey Musgraves required tickets, but is sold out) 


 9/15  Premier Bride Expo – Renaissance Resort WGV

Hosted by Premier Bride Magazine of Northeast Florida at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort from 1-4 p.m., this expo will have any wedding vendors in attendance. Tickets are $8 and $12. 500 S. Legacy Trail,

St. Augustine 904-551-2713 www.premierbrideexpo.com

9/18 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.

9/18 Weekly –  St. Johns County Pier Park – Wednesday Pier Farmers Market

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. – 12:00 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. (904) 315-0952  If you are interested in being a vendor or want more info … Click here.   And click on the Food Artisans and Community Artists tabs to see who will be there.

9/19 – 9/21 Jacksonville Quilt Show – Prime Osborn Convention Center

Between 400-500 quilts from all over the United States are entered, judged and displayed for the public to view during the 3 days of the show; 9am-5pm. Cash prizes total over $8,000. In addition to looking at beautiful quilts, visitors can shop for quilting supplies at 70 vendor booths or buy a ready-made quilt at the Quilt Sale Table! Demonstrations on quilting techniques are held throughout the day.  www.quiltfestjax.com   Check the Show Info for ticket prices.

Note:  The St. Augustine Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be at the Prime Osborn show. Their fundraising project is a quilt that consists of a Bear’s Paw pattern which will be raffled in September.  Raffle tickets are $1 each and are available at the Wednesday morning St. Augustine Beach Farmer’s Market and at the Prime Osborn show, 9/19-21.  The funds raised are used to fund the guild’s charitable work. Approximately 120 quilts are made by the members yearly then donated to several St Augustine charities, including the Betty Griff House, St. Gerard’s and the Alpha Omega House.

9/20 IMAX / WGV Special Event

Join us for a special Dinner & Movie Event featuring Ad Astra
Doors open at 5:30 P.M. and movie starts at 7:00 P.M. Friday, September 20

Enjoy an evening under the stars at the IMAX Theater.  Start with a dinner on our Southwest Veranda overlooking the golf course, then make your way to the theater to grab your concession package and experience the film Ad Astra. Limited seating is available for the event.

Movie Club Member pricing is $35.00 per ticket.
General Admission pricing is $40.00 per ticket.

Member must show valid membership card at registration or be required to pay an additional $5.00 at the door. No refunds or exchanges available for special events.

9/20 – 9/22 Ancient City Con – Renaissance WGV

Join Northeast Florida’s premier convention with classic gaming, cosplay, artists, vendors and more from 1-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. Admission is $35 for a weekend pass. Daily tickets are also available.  500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine www.ancientcitycon.com/home.html       Show schedule.    Gaming schedule.     Vendors/Artists / booth numbers – map out your visit    Attendees are welcome to dress up in costume or cosplay. We feature cosplay guests, costume related panels, and a cosplay contest.

The photo below may be a bit hard to read, so click here to see the full size celebrity lineup online.













 9/20 Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live – Artists

Our weekly Friday Night Live events begin at 5:30pm to 6pm with a complimentary Chef inspired hors d’oeuvre and a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6:00pm.  Join your neighbors …  have fun just listening or get up and dance!!  Have fun with those line dances too (even the Electric Slide!) We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evenings.

Our local entertainment artists for September & October 2019 are:

—–> 9/20/2019            PIERRE KENDRICK
9/27/2019            DWAYNE SANDERS

10/4/2019            CLAY BENJAMIN
10/11/2019           CLAY BENJAMIN
10/18/2019           PIERRE KENDRICK
10/25/2019           PIERRE KENDRICK

9/20  Palencia Friday Night Events  5:30 – 8:30pm

At 701 Market Street zip 32095.   Open to the Public.  Come out to Palencia’s Market Street area on Friday nights and enjoy music, food trucks, kid’s activities, Market Street businesses such as local farms, artisans and a variety of vendors.  (Vendor questions:   Please contact Erin Gunia at erin.gunia@fsresidential.com for information on vendor and event details)  You can Google Palencia Friday Night Events for their Facebook page.

9/21  Neil Berg’s ’50 Years of Rock and Roll’ – 7:30-10:00 p.m.

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street , St. Augustine, FL 32084   BUY TICKETS

 And … 

EMMA needs your support. We hope you will join us at our Rock & Roll Gala on 9/21 from 4:30-6:30pm in The Solarium at Flagler College prior to the opening concert featuring Neil Berg’s “50 Years of Rock and Roll.” Bring a friend, ask a neighbor, make it a family event,  tickets are just $60 and include elaborate hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and entertainment by DJ Bill Jones. This event is an important fundraiser for the EMMA Guild, which supports arts and music programs in schools throughout St. Johns County. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Tina at tinavg@me.com.

9/21  Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at the Hall of Fame (free with downloaded ticket) 

Receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day. Be sure to register through the magazine’s website at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday. The museum is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4000 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

9/21 Lightner Museum – Smithsonian’s “Year of Music” Museum Day (free admission with downloaded ticket – available as of 8/15)

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 will be available to download from smithsonianmag.com on August 15, 2019. Registration through the Smithsonian Magazine website is required prior to entry to receive free general admission for two.

9/23 HorsePlay – Benefit – Game

Day – Golf Club at South Hampton 10am-3pm

Games available for play are Mahjong, Dominoes, Pennies from Heaven, Bridge, Rummicube and Board Games. All gifts will be given through gift cards and gift baskets.   For more information go to HorsePlayTherapy.org.  Must submit a check by September 10th.  For additional question contact jacaqphil@aol.com



9/26 New! 55+ Men’s Discussion Group Forming – 2nd & 4th Thursday – 10am

A new men’s discussion group is forming in the CR210 area. The group’s name is OMNI/ Older Men = New Ideas. The group is about living and enjoying a healthy retirement and to encourage meaningful conversation and fill a niche for men to just get together talk and listen to each other. With so many new people in the area, this is a chance to meet new people and welcome them to our community. Topics will be chosen by members and no political, religious or inappropriate topics will be tolerated.  Any male over the age of 55 is welcome and there is no charge. Faith Community Church, at 3450 CR210, St. John’s 32259. has graciously offered a meeting place and the group will meet on 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10 Am. First meeting will be Sept 12 and Sept 26th. Refreshments will be served, and there is no charge or expected donations. Reservations are not required, for more information, contact jacqphil@aol.com. Please do not contact the Church.

9/26 A Plan For The Future With Supportive Services – Ask Questions to a Panel of Specialists – Location: Westminster St Augustine (WGV)

Discover how your loved ones can enjoy an active and exciting lifestyle every day, plus the assurance of assisted living, nursing care, therapy and more. Get the answers to your questions from our panel of specialists including an elder law attorney, home health expert, palliative care representative and move manager. Enjoy a complimentary luncheon while learning about the benefits of choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Westminster St. Augustine, offering a variety of supportive services to meet life’s changing needs. To R.S.V.P. by September 23, please call Caroline at (877) 225-8896.  Event location:  Westminster St Augustine (WGV) 235 Towerview Dr., St Augustine, FL 32092.

9/26-9/29 Jacksonville Home & Patio Show – Prime Osborn Convention Center

Show hours Thursday and Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; and Sunday 10am-6pm

Go to their website for more details, including speakers & celebrities, apprenticeship programs and some vendors hiring, road camper/rv, admission fees and more.  Hey Seniors 60+ – Thursday only – $5 – must purchase your ticket at the box office.  Regular adult price is $12.  Go to the site for children pricing.  Adults 13 & up $10 online (except for the senior Thursday pricing – at the box office only).

9/27 Helping Hands Meeting

Helping Hands will be meeting on Friday, September 27th at 10Am at Faith Community Church, 3450 CR210, St. Johns Fl. 32259 to work on Bags of Hope for our local breast cancer survivors in honor of Breast Cancer month. They will be distributed to Baptist Oncology and Flagler Hospital oncology.  This is the 5th year these lovely, motivational bags have been distributed. Members of the “Rippers” sewed them and they were than filled. All supplies are provided we just need a Helping Hand to fill them.

Helping Hands meets once a month on last Friday except November and December, for more information check out our Facebook page. HelpingHandsSt JohnsCounty or angiehclark04@gmail.com.  There are no dues, officers or stress. members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated.  We are thankful for our many community partners, 210 Storage for our units there., Faith Community Church, where we meet.  and all our members and supporters. What began in 2017 with 12 women has blossomed to over 100 participants, all who want to make this community a better place. Contact jacqphil@aol.com

9/27 AYCE All You Can Eat Italian Dinner 4:30-7:00pm Hosted by OLGC

Pasta-Meatballs-Sausage  Adult $15 includes salad bar, rolls & first beverage.  Kids 5 and under eat free; 6-12 $3, and 13-15 $7.  Drinks and Italian/American desserts available.  Take out dinners provided. Profits to aid our Veterans Support Group.   Hosted by Our Lady of Good Counsel.  5950 SR16, St Augustine, FL 32092

9/28  Uptown Saturday Night – last Saturday of the month 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.

9/29 Cathedral Parish Beachside Ball 4-9pm Serenata Beach Club – To Benefit the Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas

All are invited to attend.  Enjoy the picturesque views of the ocean, casual beachside setting, and deliciously prepared cuisine while listening to the music of “Willy Nilly” a live band playing favorite songs from the 50’s, 60’s 70’s, Disco and Pop Rock.  Not a dance fan? Come and watch the Jags at Denver on TV – kick off scheduled for 4:30 pm.  Price includes 2 Cocktail tickets, food and music. There will be a raffle of several items throughout the evening: a diamond ring, a diamond bracelet are among the items.  General seating per person is $90; Reserved Seating: Table of 8 – $800.00, Table of 10 – $1000.00  Dress is Resort Casual Generous friends of the Cathedral, Don and Gloria Glisson, are hosting the event so the funds raised through ticket sales will directly benefit the Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas.  Click here for more info and to RSVP.

10/4 & 10/5 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 monthly9am-3pm

10/4,  11/1, 12/6  First Friday Art Walk  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

10/4,  11/1, 12/6  Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly 

10/5 Handmade in the South Event – Renaissance WGV

Attend this event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort where there will be more than 70 handmade and homemade creatives. Admission is free. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine


10/5  Atrium Artists Series – Renaissance WGV – Lobby Area  11am-3pm

Meet, Greet & Shop with some of our talented local neighbors’ wares.

10/5, 11/2, 12/7   Saturday Morning Market – St Augustine Outlets 10am-1pm

The 1st Saturday of the month.  Located east of I95 off exit SR16 – at the St Augustine Outlets (across from the New Harley Davidson they are building).  You can find them on Facebook – Jacksonville Business Connections.

10/5 Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing at St. Johns County Fairgrounds

Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events at 5 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org

10/5 – 10/6 Datil Pepper Fall Festival – St Johns County Agricultural Center

Celebrate St. Johns County’s official plant, the Datil Pepper, at the UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County Agricultural Center Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with vendors, a plant sale, an amateur Datil Pepper hot sauce contest and more. Admission is free. 3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine 904-209-0430 http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/stjohns

10/5 – 10/27  Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze – Elkton

Visit Sykes Family Farms where fall is in the air for this family friendly event with a corn maze, hayride, playgrounds, races and viewing of farm animals. The farm is open Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $13 and is all inclusive. Admission for youth ages 2 and under is free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton 904-692-1370  www.sycofarms.com

10/5  Treasures In The Trunk Market

All types of vendors will be selling literally from their trunks!
Household Items, Vintage, Antiques, Crafts, Art and Direct Sales. When you are finished shopping outside, come inside to cool off and shop over 200+ local artisan storefronts. You will be sure to find more TREASURES! Eat lunch with our guest food truck, Weenie Panini. They will be serving their delicious gourmet Hot Dogs and Panini’s!  Hosted by Coconut Barrel (The Artisan Market) & Weenie Panini.  3175 US 1 South, St Aug 32086   907.484.8729

10/6  Hollywood Concert Orchestra “Night at the Oscars” 3-5:30pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084   BUY TICKETS

10/6  St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival – River House

This St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association festival takes place at the River House from noon-4 p.m. Enjoy culinary specialties from local restaurants and a beer garden as well as sample more than 100 wines.  Tickets are $85 at the door and $75 in advance. 179 Marine St., St. Augustine  904-540-3129 www.staugustinerestaurants.com/food-wine-festival

10/7 – 10/13  SAiRA Restaurant Week

More than 12 independently owned SAiRA member restaurants located throughout St. Augustine offer special prix fixe lunch and dinner menu experiences. Dinners are $35, and lunches are $20. 904-540-3129


10/ 11 – 10/13 Volunteer for the St. Augustine Amateur!

The First Tee of North Florida is currently seeking volunteers for the 16th Annual St. Augustine Amateur at St. Johns Golf Club October 11-13, 2019. Each year, the St. Augustine Amateur welcomes elite amateur golfers from around the nation and internationally. Mix in some of the best local players and it results in one of the nation’s most prestigious amateur tournaments. Volunteers play an integral role in making the tournament a success year in and year out. If you have any questions about volunteering at the St. Augustine Amateur, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Bernadette Twardy at btwardy@flagler.edu.  Did you know that the proceeds from the St. Augustine Amateur benefit The First Tee of North Florida? Click here to learn more and sign up.  Below are the volunteer roles that make this tournament possible:

Organize / Stuff Players Bags; Player Registration; Scoring Tent; Driving Range Attendant; On-Course Scoring; Spotters; On-Course Refreshments; Volunteer Check-in

10/11 – 10/13  St. Augustine Greek Festival – Francis Field

Celebrate all things Greek – food, dancing, music and heritage – at this annual festival at Francis Field on Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $5.  25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-479-6729 www.stauggreekfest.com 

Kids Center with carnival rides, games, other children’s activities, and much more.  Admission: $5. Kids 14 and under and Active Duty military members and their families with ID are free. Join us at Francis Field, downtown St Augustine, near the parking garage. Eat in or take out.  Sorry no pets allowed as per the City of St. Augustine.  Service animals with proper documentation are permitted.   Click here for details.

10/11 United Way – Women United 2019 Luncheon

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be inspired. Join Women United for our 4th Annual Luncheon. We’ll showcase how each of us has the ability to be powerful agents of change. Hear from extraordinary women who have put their passion to work, both professionally and personally. Enjoy this traditionally sold-out event in a new setting. Network and make new friends. Learn more about our focus on health, education and financial stability – the building blocks for a better life and a stronger community. Be motivated by the energy in the room. This link, click here, will take you to the page that lists info about the guest speakers for this event.  At the 2019 Luncheon, Women United remains focused on health, education and financial stability – the building blocks for a better life and a stronger community.  Click here to Register (individual ticket, $85).

10/12  Florida Indie Fest – Dog Rose Brewing Company

Enjoy a full day of food, brew and performances by some of Florida’s best musicians. 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dog Rose Brewing Company. 77 Bridge St. St. Augustine 904-217-3355 www.floridaindiefest.com

10/12  Living History Saunter

Join living history interpreters from the Historic Florida Militia as they present a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial history from the City Gate down St. George Street to Aviles Street from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The interpreters answer questions related to St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. https://hfm.club/sacalendar

10/12 Trick or Treating at the Spooky Halloween Bash – WGV Hall of Fame area

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to the Spooky Halloween Bash at the Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village with over 30 vendors offering trick or treating for the kids! Come dressed up in your favorite costume!

Trick or Treating at the Spooky Halloween Bash
Kids Halloween Costume Contest 11am
-Kids bounce houses
– Characters by Costumers With a Cause (CWC)

Sponsor & Vendor Application – https://www.jacksonvillebusinessconnections.com/bash-application

10/12 Meet & Greet During Spooky Halloween Bash at the World Golf Hall of  Fame area

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for character meet & greets during our Spooky Halloween Bash

Jacksonville Business Connections has partnered with Costumers With a Cause (CWC) who work together with children’s charity organizations and events that promote community growth, unity, and hope for every child’s future.

Characters **Subject to change as this is a volunteer organization**
Capt. America
Scarlet Witch
Dr. Strange
Black Widow
Wonder Woman

Costumers With a Cause (CWC) – Mission
“Our mission is to work together with children’s charity organizations and events that promote community growth, unity, and hope for every child’s future. Together we believe that a world of difference can be made with a smile, photo or a single hello. It is our goal to utilize our talents to the best of our abilities in order to make a child’s day brighter”

10/12  Anatomy of a Sixteenth-Century Florida Expedition: Pedro Menéndez de Avilés and the First Settlers (Los Viejos) of St. Augustine

A lecture by Dr. J. Michael Francis with introduction by Scott Grant has been rescheduled to 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  St. Ambrose Fall Festival  12-4pm  Elkton

The annual St. Ambrose Fall Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 6070 Church Road, in Elkton, from State Road 207.  The most popular item at the fair is the Minorcan clam chowder and 100 gallons made for each fair, sells out every year.  Fun for all – hay rides, children’s games, music by The Red River Band, bake sale, 50/50 drawing and other menu items, i.e., BBQ pork, sausage dogs, boiled peanuts, beer and more.  Admission and parking are free. 6070 Church Rd., Elkton 904-692-1366  www.saintambrose-church.org/page9.html

10/13  Lightner Museum Learning Lab

Children aged 5 – 14 are invited to tour and learn about selected pieces with Lightner Museum educators. Ages 5 – 9, accompanied by an adult, will meet from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and youth ages 10 – 14, will meet from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Each tour will be followed by an enjoyable age appropriate activity. Tickets are $5 and reservations are required. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

10/14 Palencia & Friends Tournament – Benefiting The First Tee of North Florida

Click here for details regarding this tournament and how to register – format: Scramble.  Participants will have a chance to win some great prizes!  There are a few different level sponsorship registrations or simply purchase a foursome ($1200 or Palencia Member Foursome $800) – includes golf, food, drinks, and gifts for four players.  11:30am Shotgun Start at the Palencia Club.  Additionally there will be an auction after play with the awards, food and drinks.

10/17 – 10/20 Southern Women’s Show in Jacksonville – Prime Osborn Convention Center

Shop, sample and share the fun at Jacksonville’s favorite event for women. Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love!   Click on the General Info tab for ticket prices.   https://southernshows.com/wja

10/19, 11/16, 12/21  Morning Market – New – Good News Church 10am-1pm

The 3rd Saturday of the month.  They will try this location for three months; depending on attendance if it continues here.  Located at the Good News Church in World Golf Village (off I95 & Intl Golf Pkwy).  You can find them on Facebook – Jacksonville Business Connections.

10/18 – 10/19   St. Benedict the Moor Blues Fest

Enjoy two days of soulful blues performances at the St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in St. Augustine. Performances are 4-10 p.m. on Friday and noon-10 pm on Saturday. Tickets are $5. 86 M.L. King Ave. 904-228-0051

10/19, 11/16, 12/21  Saturday Morning Market – 3rd Saturday 10am-1pm 

Starting in October look for the Morning Market at the Good News Church (off I95 & Intl Golf Pkwy in WGV) the 3rd Saturday     (Trying this out for three months … Oct/Nov/Dec — visit it if you want it to stay)      You can find them on Facebook – Jacksonville Business Connections.

10/20 St Augustine AMP – Fall Record Fair 11am-5pm

Free event at the Amphitheatre.

10/22  Fall Luncheons Begins – Womans Exchange

Our Fall luncheon reservations start August 1st. The dates are
10-22, 10-25, 10-29, 10-31,11-5, 11-8 and 11-12.

They have a new website – very informative and great photos!  Check out their new website:  https://penapeckhouse.com/

Luncheons info: https://penapeckhouse.com/luncheons/

10/25 – 10/27 St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

Hear the stories behind more than 30 No.1 songs by the writers who wrote them as hit songwriters hit the town at the third annual St. Augustine Songwriters Festival. Songwriters are always behind the scenes, but not at this event. Visit the website for the performance schedule. Admission is free.  904-342-2857 www.staugustinesongwritersfestival.com

Where?   All at the fantastic stages scattered about the beautiful town of St. Augustine.  Schedule not posted as yet.



10/26 & 1027  NOCtoberfest (Ponte Vedra) 









NOCtoberfest is an Oktoberfest style event being held in Nocatee (Ponte Vedra) Florida.  Live music, with headliner Sister Hazel, will take place during the entire festival.  The festival will have several German cities with different selections of German beer.  There will be over 10 food trucks, 40 vendors, a kids’ zone with inflatables, bounce houses, rock climbing walls and a 110 foot ferris wheel.  With the purchase of a ticket, you will have access to the festival for the entire weekend and you will receive a German Stein and a passport, allowing you to get a free t-shirt upon drinking a beer at each German City and having your passport stamped.

Saturday’s headliner will be Sister Hazel. The complete lineup will be announced soon. We invite you to enjoy live music at the Nocatee Stage, located next to the Nocatee Splash Park.  Sunday’s lineup will be announced soon.  Click here for the festival website.   Click here to order tickets.    We will be open from 12-10 on Saturday and 12-8 on Sunday.

11/2  9th Annual Cascades Art and Craft Holiday Show

The 9th Annual Cascades Art and Craft Holiday Show at Cascades WGV (400 N. Legacy Trail, St Augustine, Fl, 32092) will be Nov 2, 2019 10am to 3pm. Free admission. All local artists: pottery, wood block prints, watercolors, quilted hand bags, soaps and lotions, jewelry, children’s books, wood art and more. This in an indoor event – rain or shine FREE ADMISSION.   All are welcome.

11/16 North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival – 5-9pm

Join us for the inaugural North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival presented by Jacksonville Magazine, an event that celebrates autumn and the season of being thankful. The sparkling 14-acre Crystal Lagoon inside the community of Beachwalk (new neighborhood on CR210 between I95 & US1) is the setting for the family-friendly festival.

Each ticket to the North Florida Floating Lanterns Festival includes admission for four, four floating water lanterns, and markers for writing messages on your lanterns. Each ticket provides admission for four attendees only and tickets must be purchased to gain entry to the festival site and parking area.  At approximately 7:30 PM—about two hours after the sun has set in the western sky—festival goers will be invited to launch their lanterns into the glimmering water.  The venue has limited capacity for people and vehicles—and we expect it to sell out.  Lantern packages are $25 in advance (for four people) and $40 after November 1 and at the event. They include four lanterns.  For ticket info, click here to reserve a lantern, click here for the event schedule.

11/17  7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event – Renaissance WGV 10am-4pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to our 7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event featuring 150 vendors and crafters at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Nov 17th from 10am-4pm. We hope to see you there!

– Free to the public & Indoor event
– First 50 guests receive FREE swag bags!
– Kid friendly event – Character Meet & Greets To Be Announced
Free Santa Meet & Greet – Nov 17th
Charity Raffle at 7th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event

Become a vendor or sponsor – https://www.jacksonvillebusinessconnections.com/holiday-application
LuLaRoe Mandy Rachelle
Color street
Perfectly Posh

Vendors … so far :
Paparazzi – Lani Jewels
Homemade with the Pampered Chef

11/20/19 to 4/26/20 Broadway in Jacksonville – 20/19-20/20 Season

The 2019/2020 Broadway in Jacksonville presented by FSCJ Artist Series has been announced.  Click here to go to a page where you can order tickets or learn more.  5 show package starts at $250.

2019:   11/20 – 12/1 2019 Wicked
1/14-19 Rent / 20th Anniversary Tour
2/18-23 Bandstand
3/17-29 Hamilton (subscription week 3/17-22)
4/21-26 Anastasia













11/28 Thanksgiving Buffet or Dinner – Renaissance WGV

Start planning today.  Reservations and menus for both meals will be available on 10/1/19; 904-940-8696.  (Will update once we get more info)

  • The Buffet will be served between 11am – 3pm
  • Dinner will be served between 5:30pm – 8:30pm

11/30 & 12/1 St. Augustine Art & Craft Festival – 10am-4:30pm Francis Field

The St. Augustine Art Association, with the support of many community volunteers, has been hosting the annual St. Augustine Festival of Art for over five decades.  Click here for more details at their website.  Thousands of original works of fine art,  from paintings and pottery to handbags, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass and other one-of-a-kind creations.  Music!  Play – hands-on-activities for the whole family.  This event is fun for the whole family. $2 entry donation at gate, includes prize drawing ticket.

12/21 Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – 8pmTimes-Union Center

Tickets are now on sale for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at the Times-Union Center.  See a trailer of the show – click here. You can buy tickets now, click here.    Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

12/18  Holiday Pops by Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084   BUY TICKETS

1/25/2020  Glenn Miller Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

2/8/2020  Russian State Symphony Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

3/14/2020  Dance Alive National Ballet

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

3/28 – 3/29 2020  Flower & Garden Expo

The Expo will be held Saturday, March 28th, 9am to 5pm and Sunday, March 29th, 10am to 3pm in 2020.  Location:    3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.   Click here to go to their website where it lists a schedule of Expert Lectures, i.e., Monarchs and Other Pollineighbors, Salt Tolerant Landscape Plants, Gardening for Mental Health, Invasive Plant Species, and more.    Click here for more info including a list of vendors that will be there.

There is a $5 admission fee per person, which is valid for both days of the Expo (Children are admitted for free)   (Note:  Save your Expo ticket! It will grant you free admission to our event, “Taste of St. Augustine!” (see below 4/26)  A children’s area will be provided as well. Meaning, face-painting, crafts, and so much fun!)

4/11/2020  Gainesville Orchestra – 7:30-10pm

EMMA Concert.   Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084    BUY TICKETS

4/26 2020  A Taste of St Augustine – St Augustine Amphitheatre 11am-5pm

Everyone likes to eat! The Taste of St. Augustine highlights the culinary heritage and culture of St. Johns County by showcasing new restaurants and established favorites. Sample our local cuisine and learn about our area’s food culture.  Click here for more info.

As you pay your $5 admission (children admitted free and free parking), you will receive a map which indicates the participating restaurants, their location at the Taste and the dish(es) they are serving. $1 “Taste” tickets will be sold at the event to sample the restaurants food! This will allow you to make a plan for your culinary exploration!  There will be a FREE children’s area too! The children’s area will include fun activities such as face painting and arts/crafts!

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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 and Wine Wednesdays.  Noted on the Calendar, above.

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 Museum – New 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.

Ripleys Believe It or Not!  Residents of St. John’s County Save 50% OFF on Tickets! Just bring your local St. Johns ID and get the discount at the door!  Promotion is available for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium and Ripley’s Red Train Tours.