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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
There are no policy changes — the ParkNow card continues!  The City of St Augustine will be updating the meters to be more like the pay-stations … to take not only coin and the ParkNow card but also credit card and $1 and $5 bills.  New technology being reviewed.  Meters only accept coins at this time – no credit or debit cards.
… Click Here … Park Now, Metered Parking, maps, etc.   Find out about that Park Now card … you will be able to park at the downtown parking facility for just $3 with it —NOT JUST FOR St Johns County Residents! Anyone can apply in person (click on the ParkNow link below).   Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm and national holidays and Sundays, excpet 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.

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!  

IMAX WGV – Now playing: Glass

Coming soon –  The Lego Movie 2-The second Part (Feb); Alita-Battle Angel (Feb 14); Great Bear Rainforest (documentary Feb 15); Captain Marvel (March); Dumbo (Mar); Shazam (Apr); Hellboy (Apr); The Curse of La Llorona (Apr); Avengers: Endgame (Apr): Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May)   Go to the website for the current documentaries playing. 

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 SpecialsLooking for updates on golf info and specials … go to www.golfwgv.com        King & Bear and Slammer & Squire Updates …  either I post here on the Calendar or on the golf tab.  Go to the Golf Tab to see the special for five ladies clinics.  And 2019 Winter/Spring Clinic Series

King & Bear and Slammer & Squire news update … click here to check out their specials!   Slammer & Squire and King & Bear updates 12/4 click here  (gifts, Georgia & Florida resident rates and more)

Lightner Museumclick here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum.  Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner.  Click here for their Speaker Series – Jan-May 2019.  (Parking is free after 5pm – other than Jan. all speaker series are 5:30pm)

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Make a note if you have their page bookmarked … the St. Augustine Amphitheatre has NOT CHANGED YET.  You can click on their tabs for ticket info, events, etc.   I contacted the theater and they said it has not changed yet … continue to use the www.staugamphitheatre.com website  

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market  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.

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

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   … check their schedule for more events … Box office: 825-1164   Foxfire 11/30-12/23 read about it on their website!

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. 

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

World Golf Hall of Fame:  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.

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.

Old FL Museum where The Pioneer Barn is CLOSED, will be relocating – not sure where to  … it was located inside The Old Florida Museum 259 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/  904-824-8874

Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! Their impersonator shows are also so good …coming up January 3-6, 2019 The Rat Pack Is Back – I saw this show and it was wonderful!  Other “After Dark” shows are sold out.  Keep checking their website for what’s news.    The 2019 show schedule is now availableclick here  to go to the new schedule.    

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

2018 St. Johns County Beaches  Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or www.sjcfl.us/Beaches 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!   Go to their website to find out about the camps for kids in 1st grade through 6th.   Check this one out:   12/31 – 1/4 Holiday Break Camp – Zookeeper University for grades 1st – 5th – register online – click here.

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 1/17 – 1/20 Desert Classic Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating the Desert Classic, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, this week. Guests can enjoy the Hall’s “Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory” exhibit while watching the tournament in the Bob Hope Theater. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm. For more information, visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.

1/17-20 St Augustine Film Festival
An outstanding variety of foreign and independent films and documentaries are waiting for you

This fun Festival runs every January in the downtown historic city center, with five screening rooms at three locations. All are within a 5-minute walk of one another. Films are shown in Lewis Auditorium, and the Gamache-Koger Theater (part of Flagler College), as well as at all three viewing rooms of The Corazon Cinema and Café.?? As a special treat, we will be showing one film at the St. Augustine Distillery – with a sample bourbon drink thrown in.  Click here to go to their website for ticket info and more.

1/18 Return of the Hero – St Augustine Film Festival

St. Augustine Fashion Week has partnered with the St. Augustine Film Festival for a special showing of Return of the Hero, a French comedy set in 1809. Come dressed in reflection of the era for a chance to win “Best Dressed” and a set of VIP tickets to attend St. Augustine Fashion Week Season 5 this coming March 8 & 9 2019.  (see details below for 3/8 – 3/9)

Return of the Hero / Le Retour du héros (2018) – Trailer (English Subs)

Discounted Tickets sold at the door. $8.00 for seniors, military and first responders; and $7.00 for students with ID.  $10 tickets.  Location:  Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St, zip 32084.  **City parking is free after 5pm

 1/18 Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live – Artists

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

1/18  Buffalo Rose
1/25 Pierre Kendrick

1/18, 2/8, 3/15, 3/16, 4/19  Jazz Events at the Lincolnville Museum

Visit the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center at 102 Martin Luther King Avenue, zip 32084.  Full details for the following events may be viewed at their website:  https://www.lincolnvillemuseum.org/   Phone: 205-826-0608  Most tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Time: 7pm

1/11 Kelle Jolly & The Will Boyd Project – Smooth Jazz
1/18 Eric Carter & Company – Live Jazz Fusion
2/8   Desmon Duncan-Walker – Classical Jazz Vocals (from the Greats i.e. Billie Holiday)
3/15 Ron McCurdy – The Langston Hughes Project
3/16 Catch the Groove – Jazz Vocals
3/29  Victoria Horne – Music from The American Songbook
4/19 Clarence Herrington — Musical Interpretation & Songs through the Ages

1/19 & 2/16 Tag! Children’s Museum    www.tagmuseum.org

Ages 3-5 Tag! You’re a Creative Scientist  9am
1/19 Tag! Children’s Museum 305 You’re a Puppeter
2/16 Tag! Children’s Museum    www.tagmuseum.org

All events are held at tag! Children’s Museum office at St. Augustine Shipyard, 76 Dockside Drive, Suite 105 (behind Target on US Hwy 1).
Space is limited – advanced registration is required. Register online at tagmuseum.eventbrite.com

1/19 Nocatee Farmers Market  10am-2pm

We will have over 130 types of ethnobotanical and edible seeds along with a wide variety of unique 4″ ethnobotanical plants & winter veggies. There will also be lots of succulents, succulent arrangements, driftwood, and many other great products to choose from. There are over 80 vendors in attendance.  245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081-0881.

1/20 Super Blood Wolf Moon – A Trifecta

For us in the east it will begin at 11:41pm EST for 62 minutes.  A Sunday night.  But they say the whole event  will last 3.5 hours.  It’s three events happening at the same time. EarthSky says a supermoon occurs when a new or full moon coincides with the closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. A blood moon happens when a moon is in total eclipse and appears red because of it’s relation the sun. Finally, a wolf moon is simply the first full moon of the year, named after wolves.

1/20  Italian Street Fare – Amici Restaurant  1-4pm

Featuring Chef-Prepared Italian Street Fare, Traditional Italian Music & Entertainment.  Celebrate Anno Nuovo (The New Year) & The Feast of Saint Sebastian ~ Amici Italian Restaurant (#1915 A1A South ~ St. Augustine 32080).  Grilled to order ~ Sausage, Peppers & Onion Subs, Sicilian Arancini, Zeppole ~ Fried by Chef & Dusted with Powdered Sugar, Fruitti di Mare Salad, Miniature Cannoli & Sfolgliatelle, Wine, Beer & Beverages. Proceeds from Zeppole Contest & Raffle donated to Compassionate St. Augustine “Through the Eyes of Children”  ~ www.CompassionateStAugustine.org

1/21 Lacrosse (FUNdraiser) Golf Tournament

The Nease Boys Lacrosse hosting a Golf Tournament at St Johns Golf & CC
January 21st. $125 per Golfer or you can be a Sponsor!
Registration & Details at http://www.neaselacrosse.com/Default.aspx?tabid=2565931  or you can go to www.neaseboyslacrosse.com and click on the Golf Tournament link. Thanks for your support!

1/21 Saw a sign getting on to I95 North for IGP – 4am-6am closed ?  

1/22 International Golf Pkwy Repaving Project begins

IGP between I95 west to SR 16 for approximately 10 days.

1/23, 1/30 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.

1/23, 1/30 Weekly –  St. Johns County Pier Park Wednesday – Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market at the Pier   

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

1/25  Transportation focus of Chamber Economic Development Breakfast

Transportation trends, near-term projects and the role of transportation in economic development will be discussed by Jeff Sheffield, executive director, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (NFTPO) at the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council (EDC) Quarterly Breakfast on Friday, January 25 at 8:30 am at Shell Hall inside the World Golf Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village.

“New and efficient transportation modes are critical to continue the positive economic development of our county,” Chamber President / CEO Isabelle Renault said. “We are fortunate with our current transit systems, but know that planning for our future needs to connect employers with employees and resources is important.”

To register for the EDC Quarterly Breakfast visit www.sjcchamber.com and go to the calendar of events. Admission is $40 for chamber members. Non-chamber members may call Erin Johnson at 904-829-5681 to register.

1/25 – 1/27 Old City Pirate Fest 2019 – Colonial Quarter

They will be posting more information on their Facebook page … click here.  There will be fun for the whole family.   Just got this update today (1/8) regarding the Old City Pirate Fest … it’s been decided that 14 and under are $5, 14-65 $7, 65+ $5 for Sat January 26. Same for January 27. January 25 is Tom Mason and the blue Buccaneers. $10 per person.

1/26  …  Uptown Saturday Nights – Every Last Saturday  5-8pm

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

1/27 BINGO + BURGERS + BEER   5-8pm

Join us for a FUN night of BINGO at the King+Bear Clubhouse. We’re also serving up a delicious Burger + Birdie Bar with all the fixings and offering Happy Hour prices all night long. We usually have a rowdy crowd who love to have fun so make plans to attend. Public guests are always welcome. Please make reservations by clicking the link below.

1/27 Music at Grace Presents Bob Milne, Master of Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie Piano – Encore Performance   3pm

Mr. Milne was documented by the Library of Congress in 2004 and declared to be “a National Treasure.” His performances are fun, informational (he always tells a little background on everything he plays), and of course include unbelievable piano playing.

Bob’s “unusual memory” has been studied by the Penn State Neurology Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania, for now over nine years. He is able to “see and hear” up to four symphonies at once sitting on a stage in his mind. Tests proved he could follow every note in each of them simultaneously.   Visit Bob’s website for more information: www.bobmilne.com

Event site:  Grace United Methodist Church, 8 Carrera St, St Augustine, zip 32084, with parking available.  Free-Will Offering (suggested donation of $20)

1/28 Meet The Class of 2019 Inductees – World Golf Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Inductees will visit the Museum for an open panel discussion and Q&A on Monday, January 28th. Meet Retief Goosen, Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson and Dennis Walters at the Hall of Fame! The Q&A session will begin at 2 p.m. The event is included with Museum admission. Standard admission rates to apply.  There is no extra fee to attend this event.  For more information, visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.

1/31  Ladies Clinic: Driver Distance at PGA TOUR Golf Academy

Join us on January 31st at 4 p.m. to spend 90 minutes working on improving your consistency off the tee and gaining more distance with your driver. Clinic will be led by Senior Certified PGA TOUR Golf Academy Instructor, Rhonda Ferguson. Cost is $30 per student. Reserve your spot at www.pgatourgolfacademy.com/clinics.

2/1 & 2/2; 3/1 & 3/2   OLGC Boutique on Church Rd (off Pacetti Rd – 4 mi from K&B)

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

2/1, 3/1, 3/29, 4/19   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

2/1, 3/1, 4/5   Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly 

2/9  TaylorMade Club Fitting Demo Day at PGA TOUR Golf Academy

Join us at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy on February 9th from 9am – 5pm for the TaylorMade club fitting and demo event. Take advantage of this exclusive fitting experience. By appointment only – call for availability: 904-940-3600.

2/1 – 2/28  African-American History Month at the Hall of Fame

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum is celebrating African-American History Month. During your visit, be sure to stop by the Honoring the Legacy exhibit and explore the achievements of African-Americans in the game of golf. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm. For more information, visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org.

2/8  EMMA Concert Association’s 40th Anniversary Red Carpet 1940s Big Band Dinner Dance Fundraiser  6pm-10pm

Tickets are on sale now for this event.  Multi-course plated dinner and complimentary signature cocktails, wine and beer.  1940s Big Band music feature The Chris Thomas Band.  There will be a silent auction.  Tickets are $100 per person or “Buy a Table” of 8 for $700.  Seating is limited.  RSVP & Patron Gift Cards will be available.  Checks only, please.  All tickets are pre-sale only and held at the door.  Dress:  Fab ’40s, Black Tie optional.  For more information contact: Susan Ott 904.671.4940; emma.means.music40@gmail.com

2/9, 2/14 and 2/15, 2/16  FESTIVAL DE SAN AGUSTIN 

Hosted by Historic Florida Militia, Inc., the Festival de San Agustin commemorates the 500th birthday of Pedro Menendez de Aviles, founder of St. Augustine.  Full details and schedule are posted on their website … click here.

February 9, come to the Colonial Quarter, 33 Saint George Street, for the school of the Sixteenth Century. There you will be able to experience life as it was in Saint Augustine in 1565.  Thursday evening February 14 the PBS Documentary “The Secrets of Spanish Florida” will be shown on the big screen at the Colonial Oaks at the Colonial Quarter. This show is free and open to the public. Beverages and food will be available for purchase.  February 15 Friday morning February 15, members of the Historic Florida Militia will participate in the City’s official Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Statue of Pedro Menendez in front of the Lightner Museum. (time not available as yet)  Friday evening February 15 it will start at 5:30pm in the area of the Colonial Quarter, there will be a History on the Streets Saunter.  Saturday at 2:30pm A Paseo is a lively and colorful spectacle that includes drums, flags, large papier-mâché heads and historically clad participants. This event will start from the Visitors Information Center and will make its way down Saint George Street to the Governor’s House Museum.  Details of the entire event is on their Facebook page.

2/13, 3/20  WGV Farmers Market returns

4-7pm – Located in the World Golf Village – between the Slammer & Squire Clubhouse and the IMAX and World Golf Hall of Fame.  You can find them on Facebook – Jacksonville Business Connections.

2/16 Callaway Club Fitting Demo Day at PGA TOUR Golf Academy

Join us at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy on February 16th from 11am – 3pm for the Callaway club fitting and demo event. Take advantage of this exclusive fitting experience. By appointment only – call for availability: 904-940-3600.

2/16 – 2/18 Presidents Day Weekend at the Hall of Fame

Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame Presidents George H.W. Bush and Dwight D. Eisenhower while you take a scavenger hunt that enters you to win a Hall of Fame package. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 10am – 6pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm. Visit www.worldgolfhalloffame.org for more information.

2/16 Tag! Children’s Museum    www.tagmuseum.org

Ages 3-5 Tag! Your’re a Creative Scientist  9am

1/19 Tag! Children’s Museum 305 You’re a Puppeter

2/16  St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival 4-7pm – St Aug Amphitheatre Front Porch              SOLD OUT

Participating food trucks include: Fried Chicken Kitchen, Sporks and more to be announced soon. Ramona The Band will be performing onstage during the event! Admission is free.  Spanish wine will also be available for purchase: A glass of wine will be $5 and a bottle of wine will be $20.

The 2019 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival is celebrating the 500th birthday of Pedro Menéndez, St. Augustine’s founder! The festival, which features Spanish wine will benefit local charities.  Learn more and order tickets –    www.spanishwinefestival.com

2/21 Ladies Clinic: Hybrids & Fairway Woods at PGA TOUR Golf Academy

The Hybrid & Fairway Woods clinic on February 21st at 4 p.m. will give you the skills needed to hit consistent fairway woods and hybrids. Additionally, students will learn drills and practice techniques that will help you become more effective with these clubs. Clinic will be led by Senior Certified PGA TOUR Golf Academy Instructor, Rhonda Ferguson. Cost is $30 per student. Reserve your spot at www.pgatourgolfacademy.com/clinics.

2/21  Lightner Speaker Series 5:30pm  (and … 3/13, 4/3, 5/15)

Dr. Gary Mormino: 2/21 WWII Transposed Florida (Click here to see next few)

2/22 – 2/24  33rd Annual Cathedral Festival 

The fundraiser is one of the area’s largest festivals featuring rides, games, bingo, a silent auction and a fireworks spectacular show and of course lots of food and beverages!  Hours are 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; and noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children 11-17 and adults 65 and older; with free admission for active duty military and children 10 and younger.  Click here to go to their website for the complete schedule and then click on the Information tab for more details about parking, price of ride tickets, etc.  Location:  Mission Nobre de Dios at 101 San Marco Ave, zip 32084.

2/23 Driving Consistency Clinic at PGA TOUR Golf Academy

Hitting fairways is the name of the game. Join us at the PGA TOUR Golf Academy at World Golf Village on Saturday, February 23rd at 1 p.m. for a 90-minute clinic to work on your driving technique so you can increase distance and improve your consistency off the tee. Cost is $30 per student. Reserve your spot at www.pgatourgolfacademy.com/clinics.

2/24  Fashion & Beauty Expo – Renaissance Resort WGV 

Jacksonville Business Connections is hosting a Fashion & Beauty Expo at the Renaissance Resort World Golf Village Feb 24th 10am-3pm.-Featuring over 50 Vendors
-Free to the public. Indoor event.
-First 50 guests receive FREE Swag bags
-Shop unique fashion in one space
-Try the latest beauty products
-Charity raffle

2/28 – 3/3  Jax Home & Patio Show – Prime Osborn Convention Center

Go to their website for more info … see who will be exhibiting, show hours, speakers & celebrities and more!     https://jacksonvillespringhomeshow.com/

3/2 Chocolate & Beyond 2019 – FCTC First Coast Technical College 2-4pm

Chocolate and Beyond, an exciting celebration of chocolate, desserts and other culinary sensations, is coming on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Avenue in St. Augustine, FL. Guests will sample chocolate and other delicious creations from some of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. Great items such as hotel and restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia and admission tickets for local, fun attractions will be available for bid at a silent auction. This year marks the 26thanniversary of Chocolate and Beyond!

The event is produced by TASK (Teacher’s Aid for Student Knowledge), and benefits the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of St. Johns County. Proceeds allow RSVP to recruit, professionally train, place and recognize its nearly 150 volunteers throughout all 40 schools in St. Johns County while supporting its 40,000 students and more than 2,500 instructional staff members.

Senior volunteers mentor and tutor St. Johns County School District students in reading and math and assist in the Head Start preschool reading program. Last year over 800 students received services from RSVP volunteers throughout the school year.  (FCTC 2980 Collins Ave, St Augustine 32084)

3/2 – 3/10  Fashion Week Season 5 – St Augustine

St. Augustine Fashion Week returns for Season 5 with local designers and models. The event begins with “The Lounge” on March 2 presented by St. Augustine Premium Outlets. On March 8-9, runway events featuring 20 small brand designers and 20+ Emerging Student Designers will take place at The Assembly Room Events at Art ‘n Motion, 283 San Marco Avenue, in the Fullerwood area of St. Augustine. Details at stafashionweek.com

















3/2 St Augustine Lighthouse Night Fest 4-8pm (free admission!)

Free admission to the Lighthouse and Maritime Museum with exhibits, activities and the Lighthouse tower open to the public.  (Note: height restrictions is 44 inches minimum)   Click here for their Facebook page for more details.  They will also be having a 5K and Fun Run on 3/3.  See below for info and a link for details and registration.

3/3  5K and Fun Run – St Augustine Lighthouse Events

5K starts at 4:30pm and the Fun Run starts at 5:30pm.  Click here for all the details including parking, race course, registration, age divisions and more.  (Be sure to register by 2/16 to be guaranteed a t-shirt; t’s may not be available for later entrants)  The Fun Run is for the little runners!  Each year the staff at the Lighthouse provides activities for the kids such as face painting, arts and crafts, and more!   Click here for more details and registration.

3/8 – 3/10 St Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival – Francis Field

The St. Augustine Highland Games, the oldest St. Patrick Parade in the world, Celtic artisans, Celtic food,  fabulous music and much more!  You can go to their website for all the details … http://www.celticstaugustine.com/   Friday, March 8, 2019 -Whiskey Tasting Event from 7-9 PM (limited seating, tickets sold separately)   $10 general admission ticket for Saturday or Sunday. Ticket information click here … General admission – children 12 and under are admitted Free; retired and active duty U.S. Military personnel with current ID admitted Free.  Celtic Festival Saturday March 9 from 10 AM-10 PM AND Sunday March 10 from 10 AM-7 PM  The St. Augustine Highland Games begin @ 10 AM and live musical performances start @ noon.

3/9 St Patrick’s Day Parade – St Augustine – 10am

Starts at  at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The parade travels down Orange Street to Avenida Menendez (the bayfront), then to Cathedral Place, next on Cordova Street, then back to Orange Street. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to claim a spot along the parade route, then follow the parade to the Celtic Festival at Francis Field.

3/9 & 3/10 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival 10am-5pm

The festival will be held at the Clay County Fairgrounds, Green Cove Springs. Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm.  Family Fun & Festivities, Plant City Strawberries, Art & Crafts, Delicious Food, Free Bounce Houses, Strawberry Shortcake, Live Entertainment, Free Rock Painting, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Free Karaoke, Strawberry Fudge, Pony Rides, Free Strawberry Relays, Strawberry Wine Slush Mixes, Face Painting, Free Hula Hoop Contest, Strawberry Ice Cream, Free Petting Farm, Berry Cute Baby Contest, Free Sack Races, Train Rides, Free Corn Hole, Free Inside Toddler Play Area, Yummy Treats & Much More!

Admission $6, Kids 2 & Under Free. $1 OFF ADMISSION! Visit our website for coupon or bring a canned good for discount. Benefits the local food bank.

Clay County Fairgrounds – 2497 SR 16 W, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

www.ClayCountyFest.com   386-860-0092.

3/22 – 3/24 38th Annual St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

Arts & Crafts – Music – Kid zone.  Per their website: Children 15 and younger are admitted FREE with a paying adult (only $5 for adults at the gate).  (does not mean one adult per child) The Seafood Festival features dozens of seafood vendors and other fair foods, adult beverages, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, live music on the main stage, and kids rides and games. Festival hours: Hours: Friday March 22 3pm – 9pm; Saturday March 23 10am – 9pm; Sunday March 24 11am – 5pm  Note: $5 Adults, Kids under 15 FREE, Active Duty Military FREE.  The Arts & Crafts Village closes at sundown each day. Go to www.lionsfestival.com for details on menus, entertainment, activities, arts and crafts and more!

3/26  Woman’s Exchange Spring Luncheon Dates

Advanced payment is required when making reservations.  Call 904-829-5064 to make your reservation.Reservations start on 2/4/19 at 10:30am for the following dates:

March 26, 2019, Tuesday
March 29, 2019, Friday
April 2, 2019, Tuesday
April 4, 2019, Thursday
April 9, 2019, Tuesday
April 12, 2019, Friday

4/6 Hop Into Spring Festival – World Golf Hall of Fame 10am-1pm

The Easter Bunny will be there, vendors, egg hunt, food, bounce house and other activities for the kids.

5/10 – 5/11/2019 Save the Date!  Riding Into History 2019 – WGV

Riding into History will be celebrating, and returning to WGV, its 20th Anniversary next year and we are planning many exciting updates to the event.

5/10 – 5/11/2019 Save the Date!  Riding Into History 2019 – WGV

Riding into History will be celebrating, and returning to WGV, its 20th Anniversary next year and we are planning many exciting updates to the event.  May 11th is the day to view the motorcycles around Kelly Lake / WGV.   We have moved the event to a week earlier in May (now May 10-11, 2019) to help push us out of the rainy season in North East Florida and also to avoid a conflict with AMCA’s Southern National Meet at Denton.   The theme next year will be: Celebrating: The Great American Motorcycle. Please mark your calendars and follow us at RidingIntoHistory.org and our Facebook page for updates on the event. We will have an important announcement very soon.  Grand Marshall, Bill Peterson

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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.

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.