Click here for links to recent emails! To get my weekly email updates, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Try to find the NextDoor blog for our area … very helpful info from neighbors. www.nextdoor.com
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SCROLL DOWN A BIT TO GET TO THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS … (scroll down for Calendar events and activities – by date) But first … here are some helpful links …
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.
The City of St. Augustine will launch a pilot program at the Historic Downtown Parking Facility beginning on Monday, July 18, which will provide those who wish to park in the parking garage the option of using the ParkStAug mobile app or a payment kiosk to pay for parking. Click here for details.
(Note: Parking in City-Owned parking lots and on-street parking is free on all national holidays, such as Memorial Day, except for the Castillo de San Marcos and the Historic Downtown Parking Facility. Drivers are urged to confirm if a lot is owned by the City of St. Augustine and not a private operator as many of those lots have strict towing policies. And click here (SJC FB site)for shuttle info for Memorial Day weekend.)
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 WGV: Now Playing through to 1/29 3pm showings.– AVATAR: The Way of Water, 3D Avatar: The Way of Water 3D Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.
And on the schedule … (click on these links for ticket info and trailers) Watch for these (approximate) dates: Titanic 3D 25 Year Anniversary re-release – 2/10; Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also showing in 3D, check times – February 17 at 7pm; Creed III – March 3; Shazam! Fury of the Gods – March 17; John Wick: Chapter 4 – March; Super Mario Bros. – April 7.
World Golf Hall of Fame is open Click here for the World Golf Hall of Fame website. Special exhibit of the 2022 Inductees now on display. Goodbye World Golf Hall of Fame, the World Golf Village location– closes the end of 2023. Moving to Pinehurst, NC in 2024. (Click here for one online announcement with details)
CaddyShack – OPEN dine in/take out … following all guidelines for your safety and safety of their employees. 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. (Click here for the menu – a favorite – Crispy Potato Golf Balls appetizer)
CaddyShack Happy Hour update … Happy Hours – Wednesday thru Friday 3pm to 6pm: $2 Domestic Drafts; $4 Single Well Liquor drinks; $5 House Wine New: TUESDAYS 2-for-1 drafts, wine and liquor. $1 off cans and bottles of beer.
And … Attention Golfers! Bring in a Scorecard and receive 10% off your food (excluding Alcohol)
A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway events … click here.
Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! Their impersonator shows are also so good – “After Dark” shows Keep checking their website for what’s news. Be sure to click on the After Dark schedule also – lots of “tribute” groups, impersonators (three were scheduled, all three are sold out! sign up quickly when you see it) They are located on Beach Blvd. just off of I-95 so you don’t have to go into the city for these great shows.
After Dark … tribute bands (these After Dark shows are awesome!)
JUST ANNOUNCED After Dark tribute shows: Aretha-The Queenn of Soul, one night only – February 21, click here for tickets. And, celebrate Michael Buble also one night only, February 27, click here for tickets. And click here to see their full list.
Britain’s Finest … … click here for tickets
Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s 2023 Season Schedule
(Note: Individual tickets for Miracle on 34th Street (2024) go on sale January 2, 2023. Become a Season Partner to book your 2023 holiday tickets today!) Just announced … A tribute to Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Brooks and Dunn – January 12-15 – click here to purchase tickets.
Florida Agricultural Museum – Palm Coast http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/ 386-446-7630 Admission, exhibits, wedding events Farm N Flea on Thursdays 8am to noon
Alligator Farm Website – click here.
Ancient City emails … If you would like to keep up with news from the Ancient City, go to their website: https://www.citystaug.com/
Beach access in St Johns County – if you plan to head to the beach, here is a link from the St Johns County Government website … click here. This site has great info, including maps, for the beaches in St Johns County. There is also a Reach the Beach Mobile App or website link, interactive map or PDF map of the beach access points and beach access updates. 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. (also see St Johns County … below)
bestbet St Augustine – click here.
Cinemark Durbin Park and XD – click here for general movie info
City of St Augustine Beach Events … click here.
City of St Augustine events … click here.
Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine – 3rd Saturday of the Month – 5-7pm Enjoy classic cars, music and door prizes each month at the St. Augustine Classic Car Cruise-in.
A Classic Theatre … click here for upcoming shows 2021/2022 Season
Coconut Barrel … click here for details, events, dates and times. Artisan vendors, certain dates for farmers market and other special fun events and dates. Regular hours: 904.484.8729 Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm; CLOSED MONDAY 3175 US Hwy 1 S. St. Augustine, FL 32086 … Farmers Market every Thursday 5-8pm Note: they are expanding to a second location in Historic St. Augustine. The second location will be known as Coconut Barrel “The Artisan Boutique” and will be located at 35 San Marco Ave.
November News from Coconut Barrel – The Artisan Market … click here. See all the events coming up: 11/12 Food Truck Rally and Food Drive; 11/25 Black Market Friday-Stress Free Friday; Small Business Saturday 11/26 and Workshops. Artisan Christmas Market 12/3. Address 3175 US Hwy 1 South. Www.coconutbarrel.com
Colonial Oak Music Park … click here … off St George Street – country shows, comedy shows, all kinds of music and events … there’s something for everyone. Thursday Nights are country nights. For events calendar, click here.
CONCERTS – 2022 – St Augustine links to listings SEASON 2022 HAS ENDED
— Music and Art by the Sea … click here to see the scheduled free concerts (near the St Augustine Pier)
— Concerts in the Plaza … click here to see the scheduled free concerts
Daytona Bandshell – free concerts / tribute bands Click here (about 63 miles from WGV)
EMMA Concerts – 2022-2023 Concert Season is now available. Click here to see the complete list and ticket information. Concerts are housed in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. PARKING DETAILS Parking is not available at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets include FREE parking at the St. Johns County Council on Aging, 180 Marine St., St. Augustine FL 32084. Guests will then be transported to and from the concert venue by shuttle service.
EMMA Guild – Interested in becoming involved with EMMA? Click here for more information about the different ways you can get involved. There are many volunteer positions – ushering, assistance on concert day and more! Join us!
Epic Theatres of St Augustine — Click here to find out what’s playing, dates and showtimes!
First Coast Cultural Center (was known as The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach) exhibits, contests, events and more. Virtual Art & Music Classes and more! … adult and children. Click here then select the program you may be interested in to see the details.
First Coast Opera schedule … click here.
Flagler Auditorium – They have some wonderful shows coming up! Sounds of Soul – Motown and Beyond 1/15; Bronx Wanderers 1/20; World of Musicals 1/25; Bachelors of Broadway 1/29; Fleetwood Mac Rumours 2/3; Elvis 2/14; The Modern Gentleman 2/24 (and that’s just through February) Click here to see the full list. Location: 5500 East Hwy 100, Palm Coast, FL 32164 (about 43 mi.) (So many more coming including”Cher”, The Hit Men, A Salute to the Eagles, Swingtime, BeeGees, Rocky and the Rollers; Brothers Doobie.) (Tickets show as $44-$54)
More news from Florida’s Historic Coast … click here to see the 42 Free & Budget-Friendly Things To Do In St Augustine. This website will not only provide the list but a brief description of each. This is a great bucket list for locals and tourist visiting the Ancient City! Click here to see all these St. Johns County resident discounts (for September, some year round) listed by Florida’s Historic Coast website. They also have a wonderful link to Things To Do & Attractions … so many! Click here for this great resource.
FSCJ / Artist Series … lots of great events coming up … check it out … lots of great shows! The Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 There are more shows that have been added … A Tribute to Whitney Houston and Riverdance … see the full list, click here.
Florida’s Sales Tax Holidays 2022 – Here’s The List Click here to see all. Click on each for more specific details.
Fort Mose Museum – click here for info, events, etc.
Gamble Rogers 2022 First Annual Gala – www.gamblereogersfest.org
Jax Business Connections – bringing wonderful fun events to the WGV … click here to see them all. Note: Many are being cancelled as we get closer to the dates … so be aware. Lots of fun events
Jumbo Shrimp – check here for specials at the baseball field updated on their Facebook page! 121 Financial Ballpark.
K9s For Warriors organization – This is the website … https://www.k9sforwarriors.org/
Lightner Museum – click here for visitor times and special events at the beautiful Lightner Museum. Cafe Alcazar – a must for lunch in the Lightner. Lightner Museum “Lightner After Hours” For more information on Lightner After Hours, visit www.lightnermuseum.org. Free on Sundays for St Johns County Residents. Lightner Museum – $25 annual membership pass for St Johns County – the Membership page shows all levels, click here.
Limelight Theatre — The 2022 schedule for the Limelight Theatre – click here for shows, dates, times, tickets, etc. Box office: 825-1164
The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center – The Road to Black History Runs Through Lincolnville — click here for details, exhibits, events, etc.
Old Town Trolley – Home Pass info, click here. Each Hometown pass holder receives free admission to some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by a guest who has purchased A FULL FARE adult ticket.
Pirate & Treasure Museum — Click here for the museum website.
PGA Tour Learn more and contact on website – https://www.worldgolfvillage.com/pga-tour-academy/
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: check here for concert events http://www.pvconcerthall.com/ Click here to see what’s happening The Beatles tribute band, The Fab Four, will be there 12/10/22.
Pop Up Market at Vilano Beach The third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Prime Osboarn Convention Center … Click here to see events at the Prime Osborn Convention Center)
Sea Love Fishing Charters … have some family fun, fishing and a great boat ride … here is their website: https://sealovefishing.com/
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. Augustine Beach Civic Association – recent email with lots of holiday news. Click here.
St. Augustine Aquarium … Located at 2045 State Rd 16, zip 32084. Phone: 904-429-9777 Click here.
St. Augustine Art Association … Click here to see their upcoming exhibits.
St. Augustine Wild Reserve – www.staugustinewildreserve.org
St. Johns County Beaches Visit the Reach the Beach Mobile App or click here for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions. 2022 St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes on Sale Now! St. Johns County resident passes are $50,
non-resident passes are $100, and handicap passes are $40.
Passes will be available during normal business hours at the listed locations (click here) through March 1, 2022.
St. Johns County Beach Access and Parking – Listing of all the Beaches
With over 40 miles of scenic coastline, St. Johns County beaches offer some of the best recreational and wildlife viewing opportunities in the beautiful State of Florida. Learn about our many beachfront parks that provide easy access to our beaches here. To get on the mailing list from St Johns County Parks and Recreation …. email to … email@example.com
St. Johns County Beach Driving Passes St. Johns County resident passes are $50, non-resident passes are $100, and ADA-accessible passes are $40. Passes are available during normal business hours at the following locations through March 1, 2023 Click here for locations and more details
St. Johns County – Connect with SJC (newsletters, etc.) click here. Also listed at this link are Facebook pages, Nextdoor, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram and more.
St. Johns County Facebook page for updates … click here.
St. Johns County Fairgrounds (Elkton) calendar; click here.
St. Johns County Golf Course – at 207 off I-95 – click here to see rates, events, about the club in general.
St. Johns County Libraries Extend Hours and Open Meeting Rooms to the Public For more information on the extended hours, or to find the meeting room policy and application packet, please visit www.sjcpls.org. And click here to see all the special events at the St Johns County Public Library System … and there are lots! Click here to see many of the upcoming events. Click here for the November Library Newsletter – lots of great info here! Click here for news and past newsletters.
St. Johns County Park & Recreation info, i.e., beach pavilions, youth programs, workshops, adult activities, beach passes, etc. click here. And – sigh up here to get on their newsletter. Click here for their Facebook page. List of parks, click here. St Johns County Parks & Rec November Newsletter … click here
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 – Traffic … Click here for traffic concern contacts.
St. Johns Cultural Council website … Click here. Auditions, Grant opportunities, Join the Arts & Organizations Directory, Events – EMMA concerts, Storytellers and Tale Tellers, Artist Directory and more.
THE PLAYERS Championship March 7-12 2023 Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
The Waterworks … Community Center; Historic Building/Landmark; Meeting Space; Performing Arts Center; Theater 184 San Marco Avenue, zip 32084 click here for all their events.
The Jacksonville / Time’s Union Center for the Performing Arts has so many shows, click here to see the list and all details.
Stratton Rd Transfer Station – drop off for household hazardous waste, obsolete electroics and more. Click here.
Vietnam Veterans of America – Donations / Pickup Click here to schedule a pickup. Wide range of acceptable donations — click here for more info and a helpful list of what they can use / pickup – so many items. Not large items, i.e., TVs, appliances, large furniture, at this time (will be noted on this link as well).
Vilano Beach events … click here.
Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena — click here for the website for a list of upcoming events / shows.
Water Shuttle – Vilano Beach Pier / St Augustine Marina – click here for info.
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience (across from Marineland) Check on what’s new for Evenings at Whitney (attend or zoom), Traveling Marine Zoo, Tour-Sea Turtle Hospital and more … www.whitney.ufl.edu/
World Golf Hall of Fame Induction – Class of 2022 click here.
Womans Exchange … website: https://penapeckhouse.com/
Ximenez-Fatio Museum … https://www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/
YMCA at Murabella website https://fcymca.org/
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Extended date events (click here for details on these extended events):
Now – 1/31/23 Nights of Lights Click on this link to go to a brochure with details of the Calendar Events from Florida’s Historic Coast – Nights of Lights Calendar of Events – November 2022-Januyary 2023. Brochure … click here.
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The North Florida Marine Association invites you to join us at the 75th Anniversary of the Jacksonville Boat Show! There will be a large variety of boats on display, from skiing, fishing, cruisers, personal water-crafts and more! Vendors will be set up for all your boating needs. Special surprises for the kids as well as Seminars and Education for the Adults. DON’T MISS IT! Get out on the water and have fun!
Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center 1000 Water St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 No pets. Service animals only. Click here for more details.
Children ages 5 – 12 $5.00 ?(Under 5 are free)
Seniors: $12.00 (55)
Military and First Responders: $12.00 with ID
Parking for the general public is $5.00 per
automobile per day.
Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
1/27 Library Book Mobile at Murabella 1-2:30pm – Every Friday