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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.


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

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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!  

Now Playing – WGV IMAX:  Tenet from 9/1 – 9/15. The King’s Man – September.  And don’t forget all those great documentaries (free to IMAX members). Click here to check the showtimes at the IMAX WGV website … and get back into the movies.

CaddyShack NOW OPEN dine in/take out. 50% capacity and 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 – hopeful 2020-2021 concert schedule at the Flagler Lewis Auditorium Theater, click here for the EMMA website. 12/16 Holiday POPS, 1/23 Israel Symphony Orchestra, 1/30 Dance Alive, 2/13 Vienna Boys Choir, 3/21 National Dance Company of Siberia      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.

Lightner Museum OPEN    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 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.

2/18-23 Bandstand; 3/17-29 Hamilton (subscription week 3/17-22); 4/21-26 Anastasia

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.  This is on hold … watch for updates on their website.      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.  Check their website for details – or see below on the Calendar Feb 12-16.  2021 season to be announced soon!

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.

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 2019-20 Concert Series –   www.gamblereogersfest.com

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

9/16, 9/23, 9/30  Wednesday Pier Farmers Market

… 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. on Wednesdays. Click here for their website.

9/16, 9/18 and 9/19 5-8pm It’s another Family Food Truck Night – located at Elite Smiles IGP

Current Schedule: *Subject to change (location: Elite Smiles Dentistry is next to the Burger King on International Drive: 3043 International Golf Pkwy, 32092)

September 16th – Daddy-O’s Portable Patio 5-8pm
September 18th – El Mariachi Loko Jax 5-8pm
September 19th – Kona Ice 5-8pm
September 22nd – Kona Ice 5-8pm
September 23rd – Daddy-O’s Portable Patio 5-8pm
September 25th – El Mariachi Loko Jax 5-8pm

9/17, 9/24, 10/1 Coconut Barrel Farmer’s Market – evening event The time will be 5-8 per CocoBarrel rep

The Farmer’s Market will be held on Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm. Food, Music, Shopping & Fun! The Artisan Market will also have extended hours. Come join the fun! See you at The Barrel!   Time:  5-8pm confirmed  Click here for their website and lots of fun news about events, classes …















9/19 Cruise-In Classic Car & Truck Brag 11-3  Event is still on!  at the Outlets

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the Cruise-In Classic Car & Truck Brag on Sept.19th 11-3pm at the St. Augustine Outlets. Open to the public. Hosted by The Great Community Giveback, Business Advertising Directories and 5 others Heads up this event is still on! We don’t expect a huge crowd and it’s outdoors. We will have vendors and cars 6 ft apart so mark your calendars! One Car will be awarded the People’s Choice Award, Voted by attendees. Enjoy classic cars, trucks, food, and vendors. All funds raised from car & truck registration will be donated to the @The Great Community Giveback.  Click here for more details.

9/19 Coconut Barrel 3rd SATURDAY OUTDOOR MARKET – Outdoor vendor guests time: 10:00am-2pm   (Indoor see times below)

Shop till you drop! Come shop with our outdoor vendor guests for the day and then come inside and shop our 200+ full time vendors.

Find unique gifts, jewelry, beachy décor, candles, furniture and beautiful home décor from talented local artists at GREAT prices!!

Regular hours:  904.484.8729  Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun12pm – 5pm; CLOSED MONDAY      3175 US Hwy 1 S. St. Augustine, FL 32086

9/23  First Tee – A Taste of Golf – TPC Sawgrass Country Club  6:30-10pm  — GONE VIRTUAL NOW …    Click here for fabulous details!

How can you be a part of this year’s virtual event and help support the youth in North Florida?   Wow you have got to see what is being offered and access to participate with a donation of just $50 or $100 … see below … but click on the link above to learn more.  And no ticket needed to access the Virtual Auction, click here to take a peek at all the wonderful items up for auction!   How about tickets for 12 at Top Golf, Chicago Cubs Getaway, a beach house stay, Sawgrass Marriott 2 night stay and dinner for two, two night stay at the Embassy Suites St Augustine, lots of gold items, Autobahn racing … so many items!  And click here to get your 50/50 raffle tickets!

Join us for this unique and incredible experience all from the comfort of your own home. Now more than ever, your support is needed so we can continue to make an impact with the children of North Florida!

When you purchase a $50 ticket to Taste of Golf, you will receive:

Access to the Online Auction
Access to the 50/50 Raffle (learn more)
All-Access Pass to Content From Our Talented Chefs, Including Videos and Recipes
1 Ticket into First Tee Basket Raffle ($350+ Value!) (learn more)
$20 Gift Card to the PGA TOUR Superstore

When you purchase a $100 ticket to Taste of Golf, you will receive:

Access to the Online Auction
Access to the 50/50 Raffle (learn more)
Diamonds Direct Gift Card for $100 off a $200 Purchase
All-Access Pass to Content From Our Talented Chefs, Including Videos and Recipes
3 Tickets into First Tee Basket Raffle ($350+ Value!) (learn more)
$20 Gift Card to the PGA TOUR Superstore
Discounted Stay at the Sawgrass Marriott
Discounted Golf at TPC Sawgrass
Taste of Golf Tour Pass (learn more)













9/25 OLGC WGV Area Drive-Thru Fish Fry

On Friday, September 25th, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on SR 16 will hold a DRIVE-THRU FISH FRY dinner service. DRIVE UP, ORDER FROM YOUR CAR AND HAVE MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR CAR. Social distancing and Mask-wearing will apply.

The fried Dinner menu will be served from 4:30 until 150 meals are served. The DRIVE-THRU MENU will include three fried fish options: Two Battered Fried Cod Filets; or 12 Large Fried Shrimp; or a Fried Combo plate of 1 Cod Filet with 6 Shrimp. All meals will include roasted potatoes, coleslaw, hush puppies and a dessert and will cost $10 each. A Kid’s Meal of 3 Shrimp with Mac & Cheese will be available for $3. Cash and personal checks are accepted. All neighbors along SR 16, IGP and Pacetti Road are cordially invited. Contact Ed Moitoza at 904-501-1326. Click here for their website

10/2 & 10/3  OLGC BOUTIQUE – OPEN!    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)

 10/2, 11/6, 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.

10/3  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.

10/3 – 10/25 Fall Fun in the Maze at Sykes Family Farms in Elkton

The Maze at Sykes Family Farms will be open from October 3-25, 2020. Nine acres of a local farm becomes The Maze each year — with live music, the maze, games, live animals and fall fun at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, off State Road 207. about 12 miles from St. Augustine. The maze design for 2020, paying tribute to America’s farmers. Click here for all the details, day, hours open, ticket prices, special events, food, music and more. As their site says: YOU’RE SURE TO HAVE AN a-MAZING TIME.

10/9 – 10/22 Greek Festival – Francis Field 

Opa! Don’t miss the cultural event of the year when Francis Field downtown St. Augustine is transformed into a virtual Greek village October 9-11, 2020. There will be plenty of Greek food and pastries, traditionally-costumed Greek folk dancers, FREE Greek dance lessons, and live Greek music all weekend long!  Click here for details. 

Admission: Adults are $5.00 and children 14 and under are free. Active-duty US military and their immediate families with ID are free. Come Saturday and get a “2nd Day Free” admission ticket to come back Sunday!  Sorry, no pets allowed. Registered service dogs are permitted.

10/10 Spooktacular Halloween Kids Event

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for the Spooktacular Halloween Kids Event, Saturday October 10th from 10-2pm at the Elite Smiles Dentistry World Golf Village

  • Enjoy a Free event
  • Bags of candy (Pre-bagged with gloves) *Limited Supply
  • Vendors
  • Food Trucks
  • Music

11/7 2019 Pin Up Paws Party – 6pm @ the Guy Harvey Resort – St Augustine Beach

The calendar contest initially started in June with donors who submitted a photo of their pet to be featured in the 2021 calendar.

FUNDRAISER AND CALENDAR DEBUT: Chart your course now for the St. Augustine Humane Society’s 9th Annual Pin Up Paws Party on Thursday, November 7th, at 6:00pm at the Guy Harvey Resort located on beautiful St. Augustine Beach! Join the fun as we celebrate the fundraising efforts of all of our calendar contestants and reveal the 2020 Pets Ahoy Pin Up Paws Calendar. All guests receive a complimentary 2020 calendar. Additional calendars will be available for $10 each. Tickets: $65 per person. Available at www.PUPparty.org For more information, please visit our website at www.staughumane.org or give us a call at 904-829-2737.







11/21 Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event

Joint Jacksonville Bsiness Connections for the 8th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event, Saturday 11/21 from 10-3pm at the Renaissance Resort WGV.

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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

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.

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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.