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To get my weekly email updates, email me at carnicel@bellsouth.net  Click here for link to the 12/3/19 email blast with more info

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 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 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: Superpower Dogs 3D amd   FROZEN 2   Coming soon:  Jumanji-The Next Level;  Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker;  Birds of Prey; Mulan  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.  Special event 12/14 – Polar Express & Santa — see on Calendar below.  

Florida’s Historic Coast – great calendar booklet – November 2019 – January 2020.  Click here.  Go here for a great info about Nights of Lights from Florida’s Historic Coast:  https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/nights-lights/  including The Top 8 Ways to See Nights of Lights!  Trolley, Train, Water, Lighthouse, Helicopters, Wing & Carriage Tours, Luxury Golf Cart and a romantic horse & carriage ride!  And Parking info including a map links of lot locations, park and ride, payment methods, accessibility & handicapped park.  https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/visitor-info/parking/

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.   Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Join us for the fun on New Years Eve – DJ!

WGV Golf Specials … Looking for updates on golf info and specials … go to www.golfwgv.com/specials    940-6088 tee time  King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates …  either I post here on the Calendar or on the golf tab.  I posted PGA Tour Card 2020 special there.  Learn more and contact on website – click hereClinics click here.

The First Tee ... WGV … what’s happening … 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.  Lightner Museum  “Lightner After Hours”  For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org.

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.     

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    Now playing – until 10/20:  Annie Get Your Gun (tickets)

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.  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.

1/14-19 Rent / 20th Anniversary Tour; 2/18-23 Bandstand; 3/17-29 Hamilton (subscription week 3/17-22); 4/21-26 Anastasia

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 2020 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.   —  Fortunate Son / America’s Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty – January 3 – 4, 2020

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 10% for the Sepik River course at Crocodile Crossing. Check out their exhibit Oasis on the Nile. View Egyptian artifacts, replicas of famous antiquities, three impressive Nile crocodiles and the visually stunning Gaboon viper!  Website – click here.

Gamble Rogers 2019-20 Concert Series – A celebration of 25 years – tickets and website – click here.

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.

Now through 12/16  The 2020 First Tee Tour Card is NOW ON SALE!

The 2020 First Tee of North Florida Tour Card is your ticket to all of the best golf courses in North Florida. Each Tour Card is only $99 and directly contributes to programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Tour Card Members will have access to play at 10 participating courses once throughout the

2020 calendar year for Cart Fee only and 3 additional courses with a foursome for a discounted rate (K&B, S&S, TPS Sawgrass). With The Tour Card, you’ll save over $1,000 to play these courses.  (Buy 3 get 1 free! – great stocking stuffer) Click here to purchase and to see all the “cart only fee” golf courses!    (also the 2019 Tour Card is still available – until 12/31 — for $50 for the balance of the year – call Brooke Smith at 904-924-9470 or brooke@thefirstteenorthflorida.org)

St Augustine Nights of Lights 2019/20 – Now through – Februaryr 2, 2020  – 

Voted one of the Top 10 Holiday Light Displays by National Geographic in the world.

The trains and trolleys will get you in the spirit of the holidays.  Many times walking through the city one will go by with all the riders chiming in to sing a holiday song together.  Florida’s Historic Coast: This is a great website with lots of information about the Nights of Lights …  https://www.floridashistoriccoast.com/nights-lights/

Shuttle during Nights of Lights … The Downtown Park and Ride shuttle operates from 1:00 to 11:00 p.m., bringing visitors to the Visitor Information Center at 10 S. Castillo Drive from two locations north of the city:
• St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View
• Parking Lot at the northern end of San Marco Ave, 301 San Marco Ave.

There are many specialty tours and I saw one called OnTheWaterStAug.com 904.907.7970 will take up to six people, year round and must be nice to see the Nights of Lights from the water. You can see them FB also.

Now – 2/2 Nights of Pints – During Nights of Lights – Local Craft Beers

Nights of Pints is a bar-hopping special offered by four local St. Augustine breweries during the Nights of Lights season 2019-20. Nights of Pints will kick-off on Friday, November 22, 2019 – the night before Light Up! Night. Participants can enjoy a seasonal pint on the house at any time between November 22, 2019, and February 3, 2020, from any of these four breweries:

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.

12/4 12/4 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 wine

12/4 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.

12/4 Luminary Night at The St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – 6-9pm

The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum goes all out for Luminary Night, offering visits from Santa, yuletide refreshments, live music, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Donations for non-perishable food items are suggested.  The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum is located at 100 Red Cox Road in St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080, across from the Alligator Farm.

12/4  The Happiest of Holidays Concert – Lightner MuseumSt Augustine Orchestra  8-9:30pm

The St. Augustine Orchestra will kick off the city’s first holiday concerts on December 4th and 5th (sold out) at 8 pm at the beautiful Lightner Museum (75 King St 32084). Come experience the magic of the holidays with red bows and candy canes as the Orchestra performs more than a dozen classics that will make you and your family or friends happy and nostalgic! Hear Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, T’was the Night Before Christmas, Sleigh Ride, the Nutcracker, Polar Express, Frozen, Elf and many more!  Get tickets here.   $27.50 Adult;  Students Age 11-17; and Youth 10 and under $0.

12/6 & 12/7  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 monthly9am-3pm

12/6  Economics, A Look Ahead—Topic at Chamber’s Economic Development Breakfast   Mark Vitner, Senior Economist, Wells-Fargo, will provide the keynote speech

Using the latest economic data analysis, Mark Vitner will share trends and predictions for St. Johns County, Florida and the U.S. at an illuminating St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council meeting on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.  The Breakfast event will be held at the Renaissance, St Augustine Resort at the World Golf Village.

“I am looking forward to Mark’s remarks,” said Chamber President / CEO Isabelle Renault. “He spoke at this event several years ago and is able to inform us of forecasted trends so that we can plan appropriately. An economic overview in December 2019 will give us needed information as we head into an election year in 2020.”

To register for the EDC Quarterly Breakfast, go to:  https://www.sjcchamber.com/events/calendar.

Admission cost is $45 for St. Johns County Chamber members at an Economic Development Council level of membership and $65 for non-Economic Development Council members.  Non-Chamber members may pre-register online.
To find out more about the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce or to become a member visit www.sjcchamber.com, call 904.829.5681, or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sjcchamber.

12/6 Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live – Artists 6-8pm

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:

—–>12/6/2019          CLAY BENJAMIN
12/13/2019        DARYL SAUNDERS
12/20/2019        CLAY BENJAMIN
12/27/2019        PIERRE KENDRICK
12/31/2019        PIERRE KENDRICK

12/6  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.

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

12/6  Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly      

12/6 – 12/8 and 12/13-12/25 Light of Christmas Display – turning Point at Calvary – 3500 SR16 32092

Christmas light display to music plus refreshment tent is open on the weekends.  6-9pm.  Click here for the website.

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.

12/7  65th Annual St Augustine Christmas Parade – 9am

The parade begins at 101 San Marco Avenue at the Mission of Nombre de Dios and continues through the downtown streets of historic St Augustine along the Bayfront and ending behind the Visitors Center on Castillo Drive.   Floats to marching bands to antique cars and horses and carriages.

12/7 World Golf Hall of Fame – St Augustine PAL Military Appreciation Day

The 62nd Annual St. Augustine PAL Military Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019. For this annual event, the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is offering free admission for all active-duty servicemen, veterans, and their families*. This is a proud local tradition in St. Augustine, and a wonderful opportunity to show appreciation to our troops and their families.

Offer includes museum admission only. Take two shots on the Challenge Hole for just $5 (or five shots for $10).

*Must present valid ID

12/7 December to Remember Holiday Party – by the World Golf Hall of Fame – 10am-1pm

Jacksonville Business Connections invites you our free community event A December to Remember Holiday Party! at the Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village.

Free Santa Meet & Greet – Dec 7th  10am-1pm
Kids Bounce Zone (Weather permitting)

Dance performance by The Gift of Dance 11am-12noon
Holiday Singing by Showtime USA – St. Johns

Christmas Singing Performance – Showtime USA St. Johns 12noon-12:30pm

So many fun things being sponsored by the Reverb Church and the Good News Church, i.e., Kids bounce zone (weather permitting), hot cocoa, photo booth, holiday characters, free candy canes, music, games, photo booth, free popcorn, cookies, etc.  And so many vendors!   Go to the Facebook site set up by the Jax Bus. Conn. for the details … click here.

Kids bounce zone (weather permitting), hot cocoa, photo booth, holiday characters, free candy canes, music, games, photo booth, free popcorn, cookies, etc.

12/13, 12/15, and 12/20 St. Augustine Concert Band – Winter Concert Series

The Saint Augustine Concert Band has prepared at delightful mix of popular contemporary and classical works, including selections from The Messiah to the movie, Home Alone. Adding to the program, two of the performing ensembles will be featured at our concerts as well!  Click here to purchase tickets.

Friday, December 13, 2019.  7:30 PM Pacetti Bay Middle School
Sunday, December 15, 2019.  4:00 PM St. Anastasia Catholic Church
Friday, December 20, 2019.  7:00 – 8:15 PM Night of Lights

12/14 Polar Express and Santa – special event at IMAX WGV – Must pre-purchase tickets


This holiday-themed film, based on the classic Caldecott medal-winning children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg, is directed by Oscar® winner Robert Zemeckis and stars two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks. Using state-of-the-art CGI and performance capture technology to create a unique blend of realism and fantasy, The Polar Express tells of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

$15 for non-members (adults and children)    $10 for Movie Club Members.

All activities are included in the ticket cost! Don’t forget your camera to get a picture with Santa. Price includes movie ticket, visit with Santa and activities. Pre-purchased tickets are required! No priority seating, refunds or exchanges for this special event.  Click here to purchase tickets and see the details and agenda regarding this event.  Be sure to bring your email confirmation!

12/14 and 12/15  St Augustine Historic Inn Presents – Movies of Christmas – The 26th Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour

Over 20 of St Augustine’s REAL B&B’s will be open and on tour. Each Inn partnering with a local restaurant or culinary partner that will provide delicious samples of their signature dishes or treats ~ on Saturday and Sunday ~ along with some of our Cultural/Heritage Partners. ~ And, if you can add a 3rd day, come enjoy all of our bonus Cultural/Heritage Partners.  Their website for tickets ($45), list of B&Bs and more info … https://staugustinebandbtour.com/holiday-tour


12/14 & 12/15 St Augustine Community Chorus – This Christmastide

The SACC will present its annual holiday concert on Saturday, Dec 14 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec 15 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25.00 in advance or $30.00 at the door. The chorus will be joined by The St. Augustine Youth Chorus and accompanied with brass, percussion, strings, and organ. You can only order the tickets online at www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org.  The tickets are provided through the TicketLeap service, but no fee is charged.  Last year our concert sold out, so be sure to get your tickets SOON so you won’t be disappointed.  The Basilica is such a wonderful venue for singing and will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.    (Interested in joining the chorus … click here … there are dues to pay – There are no audition requirements, and membership is open to all who enjoy singing sacred and secular choral music.)

This Christmastide – December 14, 2019 @ 7:30pm at the Cathedral Basilica

This Christmastide – December 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm at the Cathedral Basilica

12/17 Firefighters Chili Cookoff at The AMP

The gates open at 2pm for this annual event at the St Augustine Amphitheatre.  Admission to the event is FREE! We do ask for $1 per sample of chili. 100% of the funds raised for the chili samples goes directly to Hoods for Heroes!



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

12/19 Lightner After Hours – Holiday and Crafters Market 4:30pm – 8pm

Enjoy an early evening artisan’s market with creations by local makers. Shop locally handcrafted vendors at our holiday market in the elegant surroundings of this beautiful and unique historic museum in St. Augustine. This event is free and open to the public. Guests may enter at the Granada Street entrance to Café Alcazar (the entrance with the blue and white awnings, located across from the Corazon Cinema). For more information visit LightnerMuseum.orgVendor applications are now open! Apply today at: https://lightnermuseum.org/lightner-after-hours-holiday-market/

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.

12/21 Holiday Bounce – A – Palooza – St Augustine Outlets (Parking Lot) 10am-2pm

Jacksonville Business Connections is excited to host the Holiday Bounce A Palooza December 21st from 10am-2pm at the St. Augustine Outlets Parking Lot. Event Access is Free.

We will have vendors, food, characters & Lots of Bounce Houses.
If you like to be Vendor please use this application link – https://www.jacksonvillebusinessconnections.com/dec-palooza-application

Bounce Zone $15* for 2 hours – 10am-11:50am or 12:10pm-2pm only. BRING CASH.  You can Pre-Pay for Bounce Zone Access. NOTE: These tickets are sold through After Hours and Jacksonville Business Connections is not responsible for inquiries about tickets.  *Online price is $15 that includes 1 child wristband and 1 adult wristband.  Note: At the door price is $15 per child and $3 per adult

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.

12/23 “Here Comes Heaven” Service – Reverb Church  5pm & 7pm

You are invited to a special Christmas celebration on December 23rd in World Golf Village. The night will be filled with your favorite Christmas songs, an inspiring message, a hot chocolate bar, Christmas photo booth and much more! Seats are limited, so please be sure to reserve your tickets through our website today. We look forward to sharing Christmas with you!” www.reverb.church/christmas    24 Meadowlark Ln, St Augustine 32092  (The website has a map)

12/24 Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet – Renaissance WGV – Available 6pm-9 pm 

For reservations call 904.940-8696.  Adult $43;  Senior $39;  Child $25 (under four free)

12/25 Christmas Day Seafood Buffet – Renaissance WGV – Available 5:30pm-9 pm 

For reservations call 904.940-8696.  Adult $52;  Senior $45;  Child $25 (under four free)

12/27 North Florida Women’s Chorale – Cathedral Basilica

Seven Joys – Chirstmas and Season Music for treble voices and strong quartet.

The North Florida Women’s Chorale is presenting its first concert of the season this coming weekend on Sunday at the Arlington Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville at 4:00 p.m.  But for those of you here in St. Augustine, you can hear the same concert on December 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica on the Plaza downtown.  The concert is FREE!!  www.womenschorale.org

12/28  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.

1/9/20 –  12/24 Season 2020 Schedule – Alhambra Theatre

The Alhambra Theater Season 2020 shows has been released.  I will post the picture of it on the Calendar in January since that is the first show.

1/11/2020 Wedding Expo – Renaissance Resort WGV – 11am-2pm 

Save the Date! You’re invited to the Bride to Be & Wedding Expo Presented by Jacksonville Business Connections Saturday January 11th from 11-2pm at the Renaissance Hotel in World Golf Village.

– Indoor event with over 40 Exhibitors
– Wedding Resale Vendors (purchase pre-loved items)
– $5 General Admission Tickets (12-2pm)
– $12 VIP Ticket: Exclusive one hour previewing & Free swag bags
– Promotional bags to first 50 tickets purchased
– $100 cash giveaway!!

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

2/9 Together We Will Marathon – The DONNA Foundation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The 26.2″Together We Will” marathon is scheduled for February 9th, 2020 Neptune Beach, FL, benefiting The DONNA Foundation.  Click here for more information and to register.

2/29/2020 Health & Wellness Expo – Renaissance Resort WGV – 11am-3pm

Presented by Jacksonville Business Connections.

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!

6/8-12 Camp Broadway – Ages 10-17 FSCJ Artist Series

Camp Broadway, presented by the FSCJ Artist Series, will return June 8-12, 2020!

With authentic Broadway instructors teaching dance routines and musical numbers at the same break-neck speed as a real Broadway show, Camp Broadway is a fun-filled week of activities designed to teach kids about the serious business of live theater.

  • Jacksonville at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
  • Ages 10-17
  • Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. on Friday for the showcase.
  • Camp tuition is $575 for the week and includes lunch, snacks and two t-shirts.

Click here for more details.  If you have any further questions, please contact Amanda Scott at Amanda.Scott@fscjartistseries.org and Kim Mecca at kimberly.mecca@fscjartistseries.org  


Ringo Starr has announced details for a North American Tour with his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart! The Tour includes a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday, June 26th! Former All Starr Edgar Winter will be the support act!   Tickets available for purchase 11/6 at 10am.  Click here to purchase tickets.  $52 – $154.  More info click here.


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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.