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Also, please keep in mind that sadly the COVID 19 numbers are going up and many restaurants are closing again temporarily … you may want to call before you go.


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 in St Augustine – the Ancient City … how you can get the best deal!  Click here to go to the City of St Augustine official website.

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 the Castillo 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 the ParkNow app.  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.    Parking tips, click here.

ParkStAug  For St. Johns County residents, the ParkStAug app will honor a resident discount automatically, once you register online at ParkStAug. You will be asked to provide proof of residency, and within 14 business days (or less), the resident discount will be applied to your account when you log in to the app and use it to pay to park.

IMAX at WGV: OPEN  –  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!  All are subject to change … always go to the website for latest pricing, shows, etc. 

WGV IMAX:  Special note … IMAX WGV – limited days open starting November   Starting in November 2, The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only from 12-7pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please contact us at 904-940-4133 or email us at info@wghof.org.

PREMIERES NOVEMBER 25 AT 7PM – The Croods    And … COMING SOON … The Polar Express

Reminder: Expiration dates for IMAX memberships and vouchers have been extended 3 months past your original expiration.

CaddyShack OPEN dine in/take out … following all guidelines for your safety and safety of their employees.  

Hope to return to this but for now limited menu.   ON HOLD   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.   Wow their 20th annual charity golf tournament is SOLD OUT – moved to August dates.

WGV Golf Specials … Looking for updates on golf info and specials …  Click here  for updated information (posted 7/23/20)    940-6088 tee time  King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates …  either I post here on the Calendar or on the golf tab.  Links to the restaurants and menus also!

World Golf Hall of Fame Induction – Class of 2021click here

PGA Tour  Learn more and contact on website – https://www.worldgolfvillage.com/pga-tour-academy/  

The First Tee ... WGV … what’s happening … click here.

Emma Concerts – tentative – 2020-2021 concert schedule at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium Theater, click here for the EMMA website.  Tickets are usually $40 and $5 for students with valid ID.  Pass the word about that great price for students!

Jax Business Connections – bringing wonderful fun events to the WGV … click here to see them all.  Note:  Many are being cancelled as we get closer to the dates … so be aware.  Lots of fun events

Lightner Museum  – click here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum.  Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner.  Lightner Museum  “Lightner After Hours”  For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org.   Free on Sundays for St Johns County Residents. 

St Augustine Art Association … Now thru 8/28 St Augustine Art Association – Soak Up The Summer Art Sale

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.     

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

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — What’s playing at the Epic Drive-in in St Augustine? Click here to find out what’s playing, dates and showtimes!

First Coast Opera schedule … click here.

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

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.  Virtual Art Classes at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach … adult and children. Click here then select the program you may be interested in to see the details.

World Golf Hall of Fame:  General info — Click here     NOW OPEN 

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

FSJC / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … click here. In March a show called “Stayin Alive … One Night of the Bee Gees” … check it out … lots of great shows!

Alhambra Dinner TheaterOPEN AGAIN … 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.  Be sure to click on the After Dark schedule also – lots of “tribute” groups, impersonators.  Great shows.  Check their website for details.  2021 season just announced:  


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   Virtual Movies right now.

Coconut Barrelclick here for details, events, dates and times.  Artisan vendors, certain dates for farmers market and other special fun events and dates.  Regular hours:  904.484.8729  Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm; CLOSED MONDAY  3175 US Hwy 1 S. St. Augustine, FL 32086

Cinemark Durbin Park and XD – opens 2/13  click here for general movie info  

Snake help Brian Garofalo – he lives in St Johns Forest 904 834 1084 text or call and he will be out the door withinn 5 min and on his way to help both you and the snake to protect wildlife and help his neighbors.  Popular on NextDoor helping neighbors, he said I could post his contact info.  There are others also noted on NextDoor.

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  Website – click here.

Gamble Rogers 2021 coming soon Concert Series –   www.gamblereogersfest.org 

St. Augustine Wild Reserve –  www.staugustinewildreserve.org

Womans Exchange … website:  https://penapeckhouse.com/

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Dates and Events are always subject to change without notice.   NOTE:  many cancellations due to the concern over the coronavirus — call before going


Now through to 1/31 NIGHTS OF LIGHTS … the Ancient City is still the most spectacular place to be for that holiday feeling … Also, since the lights burn bright every night, the City suggests that many have discovered a more leisurely pace by visiting the city midweek when many lodging establishments offer reduced rates, wait times at restaurants are less, and traffic and parking are less of a challenge.  Click here for the city’s website.

Now – 1/31 Nights of Pints

Nights of Pints is a bar-hopping special offered by four local St. Augustine breweries during the Nights of Lights season 2020-21. Nights of Pints will kick-off on Saturday, November 14, 2020 — when the lights will come on for the Nights of Lights. Participants can enjoy a seasonal pint on the house at any time between November 14, 2020 and January 31, 2021, from any of these four breweries:

Ancient City Brewing Downtown Taproom, 18 Cathedral Place
Bog Brewing Company, 218 W King Street
Dog Rose Brewing, 77 Bridge Street
Old Coast Ales, 300 Anastasia Boulevard

For $30, participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and a passport that entitles them to a free pint at the four local breweries above at any time during the Nights of Lights event. This year’s Nights of Pints will also benefit local charity, Swamp Haven Rescue, an organization that helps rescue and re-home “underprivileged” dogs.

11/25  Wednesday Pier Farmers Market  8am-12 noon

… at the St. Johns County Ocean and Fishing Pier parking lot, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., has resumed modified operations from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. o  n Wednesdays. Click here for their website.

12/4 & 12/5  OLGC BOUTIQUE – 9AM-3PM

The OLGC Boutique is open the first Friday and Saturday of the month.  Come on out and see what’s new.  House decor, ladies wear, jewelry, and more.    (If you have donations you can bring them that day to drop off as well)

12/4  First Friday Artwalk – First Friday of the month

Browse the wide variety of creative artwork exhibited at St. Augustine’s fine art galleries at this festive monthly event.  Click here to read more about the galleries.

12/5  Artisan Christmas Market at the Coconut Barrel

It is starting to look like Christmas around Coconut Barrel! For our Christmas event we are adding an additional 20 Outdoor Vendors, Food Trucks, Photo Booth, Raffles and our 200 Vendors indoors. Shop Local and Give Local for Holidays! This is a shopping experience you won’t want to miss!   Click here for their website.






12/5  Grinchtastic Holiday Celebration   11am-2pm – Fun for all – Elite Smiles parking lot

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you to Grinchtastic Holiday Celebrationn at the Elite Smiles Dentistry in World Golf Village.  Enjoy food, vendors, music, & more!! Meet the Grinch & Santa.  Click here for their FB page on this.  Sponsor & Vendor Application – https://www.jacksonvillebusinessconnections.com/dec-application


12/5   Beachwalk Lagoon – Your Farmers Market – 10am-2pm (CR210, East of I95)

This is a wonderful way to start each first Saturday of the month. The market is full of fantastic vendors bringing to the table real treats! Some you eat like Pierogis, artisan breads and pastries, fresh produce, local seafood, empanadas, dips, kettle corn, nuts, local honey, Italian ice, food trucks and more. Then there is the talented artists, seamstress, jewelers, metal art, solar lights, and much more. Please join us for a fun filled start to the day as we can’t wait to see you.  Grab the family & pups for a wonderful time.

12/11 & 12/12 Music at the Museum – Holiday Nights at the Lightner 6:30-8:30pm

Visiting St. Augustine for Nights of Lights? Join us at the Lightner Museum as we host the St. Augustine Orchestra for two nights of holiday cheer. Enjoy festive music as the Orchestra performs throughout the museum: in the grand lobby, in the Music Room, and in the historic casino of the former Alcazar Hotel. While enjoying the music, you can also shop for unique holiday gifts, tour the museum, and enjoy drinks outside on our garden terrace. General Admission: $25 Child: $15 Advance tickets strongly recommended Click here to purchase tickets.





12/12 Ho Ho Ho! Holiday – Pop-Up Shop – The First Tee 9am – 12pm

Santa’s Elves won’t want to miss our Holiday Pop-Up Shop! Golf Season 2021 is just a sleigh ride away (but, hey, it’s Florida). What you’ll find: golf equipment, gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, First Tee wear, festive prices. Proceeds benefit First Tee – North Florida. Reindeer directions: 475 W. Town Place (Gateway Commons Building), at entrance to World Golf Village. Ho Ho Ho Holiday Shopping!









12/12 Holiday at the St Augustine Pier 4pm-8:30pm

Come stroll the Christmas lit market and find one of a kind gifts from local artists and craftsmen. Enjoy hot cocoa, delicious foods, photo props for memories with the family, free gift wrapping, and much more Holiday Cheer.











12/18 – 12/20 St Augustine Ballet – 12th Annual Nutcracker – Lewis Auditorium

Tickets are now on sale. Saint Augustine Ballet presents the 12th Annual Nutcracker to the community — a timeless classic featuring area dance students. This holiday favorite will be staged December 18-20, 2020 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Seating is safely socially distanced, with a limited number of tickets available in advance for each performance. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, December 18; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 19; and 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020. Tickets are $35, $45 to $50, available at saintaugustineballet.com or by calling 855-222-2849.

 12/16 EMMA Holiday Pops Concert   

EMMA’s Holiday Pops Concert with the Jacksonville Symphony will be held on Wednesday, December 16th at 7:30pm at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street in downtown St. Augustine. Please note that due to such limited seating and this being EMMA’s only concert performance in our 42nd Season, we are unable to accept vouchers for the Holiday Pops event. Tickets are $40 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Judy Fegen at 904-797-2800 or EMMAinfo@bellsouth.net. Learn more about our ticket options here.

 12/19   Volunteer Opportunity– St. Augustine National Cemetery’s Wreaths across Americaclick here for their website. Info from their website: REMEMBER the Fallen … HONOR those who Serve …TEACH our children the value of Freedom. On December 19 at 12:00 pm, 2020, Wreaths Across America will be at St. Augustine National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.

Please help our location lay wreaths at as many graves as possible by clicking the red “Sponsor” button. Or, if you would like to volunteer to participate in the wreath laying ceremony, please click the “Volunteer” button next to the cemetery name below, and don’t forget to click the “Invite” button to invite your friends and family to join you. Click here to go to their website for details.

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3/26 /21  2nd Annual Taste of Jacksonville at the Hall of Fame World Golf Village 1-6pm               (the 8/22/21 was canceled)  

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the 2nd Annual Taste of Jacksonville at the Hall of Fame World Golf Village.  https://www.facebook.com/events/533719424027606

The Walk of Champions is a beautiful spot to enjoy the day and local food vendors showcasing the unique tastes from all over the North Florida area! (This is located in St Augustine even though it says Taste of Jax)

The delicious array of food is complemented by music and local vendors for the family to enjoy.    Seeking sponsor, vendor, food tents, and food trucks! – www.jacksonvillebusinessconnections.com/taste-application

The St Augustine B&B holiday tour has been postponed to MAY 2021. It is a fun day out, click here to see info from last year if you have never done it. It is a lot of walking, you will see side streets you never knew existed!

RESCHEDULED TO 2021!  6/25/21 Friday  St Augustine Amphitheatre just announced RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL STARR BAND LIVE IN ST. AUGUSTINE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2020!     2021 – go to St Augustine Amphitheatre for tickets and other events.

9//17 – 9/19/2021 Ancient City Con 2020 – Renaissance WGV – cancelled until September 17-29 2021 was 9/18-9/19/2020   

The 12th Annual Ancient City Con brings new celebrity guests and a ton of activities for all ages to St. Augustine’s Renaissance Resort.  Visitors to the comic convention can dress up in cosplay, partake in table gaming, and attend panels, photo ops, and other scheduled events, including lots of gaming.

Ancient City Con, an annual comic convention in Northeast Florida, will take place at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine.  Click here to purchase tickets and more info on this event.

11/6, 11/7 & 11/8TheRhythm & Ribs – Francis Field CANCELLED UNTIL NOV 2021

CANCELLED ALSO NOW … This event that was postponed from the Spring will be back at Francis Field! Click here to go to their website … Band Schedule, Admission, Directions, Parking and more.              HOPEFULLY TO RETURN NOVEMBER 2021

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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.