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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 activities – by date)    

(Click on the Buc-ee’s tab to get update info from your neighbors about the commissioner’s meetings that anyone can attend … they will be there)

(Links have been updated)   Parking information in St. Augustine … 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 –St Johns County Residents only!  Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. 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 $12 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card info.  And the meters are just .50 vs $1.50! There is a brochure at this ParkNow site with more details.

IMAX at WGV:  –  Click here for show times, and future shows!   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 – The Predator opens 9/14 7pm  Other Hollywood movies coming soon:  The House With A Clock In Its Walls (Sept); Venom (Oct); and First Man (Oct)       

CaddyShack – Click herefor 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?!

Golfers … if you are into some fun with your golf clothes, 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 …   The Short Game clinic coming up at PGA Tour … just $30, go to golf tab for more info. 

King & Bear and Slammer & Squire news update … click here to check out these deals (9/5/18)  Also click on the Golf Specials tab here.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Click here to see what’s happening CLICK HERE for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s full Ticketmaster event listing, including premium parking on an event-by-event basis.   They now have a Night Market every 4th Tuesday from 6-9 pm.

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market  Every Saturday From 8:30am – 12:30pm!   Free and Open to the Public!

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — Click here for what’s playing

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

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     And …  Click here to see the details for:  Kids Free for the month of November. (Not intended for schools, organizations … )  With a general admission paying adult (up to five children), children 12 and under.

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” MOBILE 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!!  RELOCATING  … 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 …they had a Barbra Streisand impersonator that was fantastic and also in November they had a great show – Donna Summer and Barry White impersonators)  The 2018 show schedule has been announcedclick 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.

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9/19 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.

9/19 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.

Bonus Shows – 9/19 & 9/26 – Music by the Sea – St Augustine Pier

9/19 Those Guys / Classic Rock & More / Sunsetr Grille

9/26 Bluez Dudez / Blues

9/21 OLGC Chicken Dinner for purchase  4:30-7pm    

All are invited!   (Our Lady of Good Counsel at 5650 SR 16, St Augustine 32092)

9/21  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.

We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday evenings. Our local entertainers for August 2018 are:

9/21/2018                    PIERRE KENDRICK (dancing shoes on – Sax man)
9/28/2018                    CLAY BENJAMIN

10/5/2018                    BILLY BUCHANAN
10/12/2018                  PAMELA FAUSSET
10/19/2018                  CLAY BENJAMIN
10/26/2018                  PIERRE KENDRICK

9/22-24  Sing Out Loud Music Festival

The Sing Out Loud Festival, the largest free music festival ever held in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends this September — Sept. 8-10, Sept. 15-17, and Sept. 22-24. Hundreds of performances will take place at multiple music venues around St. Augustine, Florida in an epic celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters and musicians. Go to singoutloudfestival.com to stay updated

9/22-9/28 1st Annual Bogtoberfest – Bob Brewing Company – St Augustine

Come raise a stein with us at our first annual Bogtoberfest, an Oktoberfest celebration, featuring two German beer releases. A limited amount of commemorative 1-liter steins will be available for purchase and discounted stein fills will be offered throughout the week. The kickoff celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22 will also include a German-themed BBQ.  Hours: Sat. noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 10pm; Tuesday, Wed & Thurs 4pm to midnight.  Located at 218 W King St, St Augustine 32084   www.bogbrewery.com

9/22 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – World Golf Hall of Fame – you must register for this free event

Receive free admission (must register) to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, September 22 as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day! This year, Museum Day will showcase WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation & culture. Be sure to register by September 19th through the magazine’s website at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday and bring your ticket to the Hall of Fame to take advantage of the free admission. #MuseumDay

9/22 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – Lightner Museum – you must register for this free event

The Lightner Museum is excited to participate in the September 22 Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day.   Admission will be free to the Lightner Museum and other participating museums with proof of pre-registration. Beginning at 9am, last admission at 4:30pm. Special museum day activities for families from 11am to 2pm. Each pre-registered ticket allows admission for two people. Pre-registration can be obtained on the Smithsonian Magazine website with your e-mail address at by 9/19  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/

Tickets will be welcomed all day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. through our last admission at 4:30 p.m. The museum closes at 5:00 p.m. Special Museum Day activities at the museum will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., throughout the museum.

9/23 Taste of the Beach  

Over a dozen local restaurants will again compete for bragging rights for the best entree, appetizer and desert on the Island. Please save September 23rd and get ready to taste some great food, enjoy great music and enjoy soft drinks and adult beverages to help The Betty Griffin Center support the victims of domestic violence here in our community. Patrons will purchase tickets for $1.00 each and use those tickets for tastes of food and beverages. Items will cost anywhere between one and 4 tickets each. Restaurants will compete for bragging rights and awards in these categories; Best Appetizer, Best Entree, Best Dessert, Judges Choice, People’s Choice and Best Decorated Booth. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

9/23  EMMA Concert Series begins … 

Here is the list but get the details at their webiste: www.emmaconcerts.com – tickets are $40  Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Children & Students with ID $5 any performance.   Information: 904-797-280

9/23  3pm Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
10/6  7:30pm Chris Thomas Band
12/19  7:30pm Holiday Pops Concert – Gainesville Orchestra
1/26  7:30pm Chicago Tap Theatre
2/16  7:30pm Russian National Orchestra
3/30  7:30pm Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
4/6  7:30pm Siberian Virtuosi


Tuesday, September 25 – Rules, Regulations, Fish IDs
Tuesday, October 23 – Fishing Equipment
Tuesday, October 30 – Baits & Tackle
Time: 3-4pm
Where: St. Johns County Library Anastasia Island Branch, 124 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine
Details: Thinking about trying your luck in our local waters? Learn all about Florida fishing during three events brought to you free from a partnership between Parks and Recreation and the Library. This program is FREE and open to all ages. For more information or to register, contact Will Pate at 904.209.3730 or mpate@sjcfl.us or Donna Frantz at 904.209.0326 or dfrantz@sjcfl.us.

9/25; 10/9 & 10/23  Night Market – St Augustine Amphitheatre – 6-9pm

Starting July the Night Market will now be open both the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at the St Augustine Amphitheatre 6pm to 9pm  Free admission and parking and is open to the Public.

Meeting the demand for locally-made goods and gifts will be the Night Market, taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the same Amphitheatre grounds as the Saturday Farmers Market, the Night Market will host up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods. The Night Market will also feature live entertainment and activities. The Night Market will be free to enter and open to all ages

9/27  United Way of St Johns County’s Renovation Celebration

We invite you to sip, savor, socialize and celebrate with United Way of St. Johns County and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce at the United Way-SJC Renovation Celebration and Chamber After-Hours!   Where:  117 Bridge St, St Augustine 32084

Register Now!  There is no cost to attend, however, donations to United Way-SJC’s Building or Impact Fund are welcome.  Join us anytime between 4:30-7:30 PM. Parking in the area is limited. Consider parking behind the Lightner or carpooling.

9/27  “Lightner After Hours” September 2018 Edition

Join the Lightner Museum on Thursday September 27, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an evening of enlightening conversation, exceptional music by Jacksonville’s Raisin Cake Orchestra, and a fun science scavenger hunt in the museum’s Science and Industry room.  This event is free and open to the public.  Donations are requested for beverages.  Guests may enter through the front lobby doors.  Entrance will be clearly marked.

9/29 (New Date)  King & Bear Fitness Center Grand Opening 11am-3pm

If your neighborhood currently has access to the King & Bear fitness center then this information is for you.   We are excited to announce our grand opening event of our brand new fitness center in King & Bear on SATURDAY September 8th from 11am-3pm ! We’ll have the following:

11am                           Ribbon Cutting
11:15am-3pm              Free 15-minute Trial classes in our new Fitness Studio
11:15am-3pm              Meet & Greet Fitness Instructors
11:15am-3pm              New Fitness Machine Demonstrations
11:15am-3pm              Free Chair Massages provided by The Spa at World Golf Village
11am-2pm                   Live Music featuring Shades of Grey
11am-3pm                   Food Trucks El Agave Azul & Back to the Grind

9/29, 10/27, 11/24, 12/29  …  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

9/30 Health & Wellness Expo – Renaissance Resort WGV  10am-3pm

Join Jacksonville Business Connections for our Free Health & Wellness Expo and Day of Health & Wellness related workshops!!  So many great things will be happening this day … for more info visit www.jaxbizevents.com 

-Featuring over 70 Vendors
-Free to the public. Indoor event.
-First 50 guests receive free swag bags!
-Health & Wellness Workshops
-Try products & services on-site
-50+ Charity raffle, $1 tickets, Benefits Project Balance

We are offering the following workshops FREE. Seats are limited for each class so we do need you to register for your FREE tickets.

10am Session 1 – Visions Board Workshop ( Need to bring $3 for supplies)
11am Session 3 – Are You Weighting to Live? Workshop
12pm Session 5 – Zumba Dance Workshop
1pm Session 7 – Seated Yoga and Self Treatment
2pm Session 9 – How to Live Ultimate

10/2 – 10/31 Annual Pumpkin Patch – OLGC (Our Lady of Good Counsel at 5650 SR 16, St Augustine 32092)

Get your pumpkins and fun at OGC.  Open Tuesdays through Saturday, regular hours are 2pm till 7pm.   (See 10/21 for the OLGC Fall Festival too)

10/5 & 10/6    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 items9/7  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

10/5, 11/2, 12/7  First Friday Artwalk  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

10/5, 11/2, 12/7  Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly

10/6  Pink Up The Pace 5K – start warm up at Francis Field

The Pink Up The Pace 5K is a walk/run for breast cancer, with proceeds going to help local women with mammograms and treatment. On race day, warm-up begins at 7:20 a.m. on Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, near the downtown parking garage. A group survivor photo will take place a 7:30 p.m. next to the Pink Heals Fire Truck. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Francis Field on Saturday, Oct. 6. EXPO on Oct. 5 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Ave, St. Augustine. Fl 32084. The free event includes local community business vendors as they support Pink Up The Pace. They will be sharing information, raffling prizes and giving out gifts. To register online, go to www.pinkupthepace.com.

10/6-7 Datil Pepper Festival   

The Datil Pepper Festival and Home and Garden Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the St. Johns County Agricutural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine. Admission and parking is FREE. A variety of vendors, both inside and outside, will showcase unique items for sale. There will also be a food court, rain barrels for sale, and the always popular Master Gardener plant sale. Tours of the arboretum and community gardens will be conducted by our Master Gardeners throughout the weekend festivities. The festival’s famous Datil Pepper Cook-off will be held on Saturday only, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6. Local chefs will offer samples of their Datil-inspired cuisine. Guests can purchase taste tickets for $1 per ticket. Each ticket will give you an opportunity to sample one of the dishes and vote for your favorite in each category (appetizer and entree). Ticket sales for the cook-off begin at 11 a.m. and sell out quickly. Interested in being a vendor or a sponsor for the 2016 Datil Pepper Fall Festival? Go to stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu or call 904-209-0430 for more information.

10/6-11/4  Corn Maze & More – Sykes & Cooper – Elkton

Nine acres of a local farm becomes Sykes & Cooper Corn Maze each year — with live music, the maze, games such as a corn cannon, live animals and more at 5995 Brough Road in Elkton, just off State Road 207. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $13 for ages 3 to 64; $11 for seniors and military with ID; and free for ages 2 and younger. Admission is CASH ONLY. Theme days are included, with Homeschool Day set for Oct. 5. Live music will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. on certain Saturday nights. Go to www.sycofarms.com for more details.

10/7  St Ambrose Fall Festival – St. Ambrose Catholic Church (Elkton) 12-4pm

Ring in the fall season with a day full of fun for the whole family at the annual St. Ambrose Fall Festival. Entertainment and activities abound with live music, a silent auction, a bake sale, hay rides, face painting, and lots of kids’ games. When you’re done with the activities, chow down on some Minorcan clam chowder and delicious barbecue. Admission to the festival and parking are both free.  www.saintambrose-church.org

10/10, 11/14 & 12/12   Farmer’s Market at the World Golf Village – trial run so come on out and support this event!!

Jacksonville Business Connections is excited to bring back the Farmer’s Market at the World Golf Village

We are doing a trial run to see how the community supports this new market that will be hosted the second Wednesday of the next three months (Oct 10th, Nov. 14th, Dec 12th) from 4-7pm

We plan to bring farm fresh, homemade and handmade goods. We will also feature food Trucks, kid friendly fun, and local vendors…   Will be seeking vendors and sponsors!  Must commit to all three months.  Click here for vendor application!

10/10  Viking Cruise Presentation at Lightner Museum   6pm-7:30pm

Want to learn about Viking Cruises?   The Art of Traveling.  Drinks and appetizers will be provided & exclusive Viking offers.  RSVP Martha Ferguson at Martha@gerlingtravel.com or call 386-439-6900. Space is limited for this exclusive travel event.

10/11  Berstein’s Broadway – First Coast Opera  7:30-10:30pm Thursday

Location:  Lightner Museum. Hear Bernstein songs include selections from West Side Story. Bernstein was known for conducting the New York Philharmonic Rochester in 1943, then lead world-class orchestras, and composed musical theater and concert works. We celebrate the life and career of this 20th Century cultural giant!  Curtis Tucker, Artistic Director.

TICKETS $35 for adults and  $10 for students

Get tickets at www.firstcoastopera.com

10/12-14  St Augustine Greek Festival – Francis Field

The St. Augustine Greek Festival celebrates all things Greek — food, music, dancing and heritage. The annual event is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Live music will be on stage throughout the weekend, with dance performances, a dance floor for the public, an outdoor marketplace, children’s activities and more. Admission is $5 for adults, and children age 14 and younger are admitted free with paying adults. Free admission for active military and first responders. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Go to www.stauggreekfest.com for more details.

10/13    Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of  World Golf Village at Golf Festival  (10/11 Auction and 10/14 Scramble Tournament)

The Golf Festival at World Golf Village celebrates what makes the game great. The main day of activities will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11am – 3pm. The event is free to the public. It will feature interactive activities with something for golf fans of all ages, including free admission to the Hall of Fame and putting, a Demo Day at the Slammer & Squire Golf Course, golf clinics, a kids’ zone and more. Plus, have a chance to win a car with the Hole-in-One Contest at the Challenge Hole! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. #WGVGolfFest    The schedule of events is listed below.

Thursday, October 11th
5pm – 9pm Golf Collectors’ Society Auction (Open to the Public) Renaissance

Saturday, October 13th
8:30am – 5pm Golf Collectors’ Society Tradeshow Renaissance Resort
10am – 6pm Free Museum Admission & Putting World Golf Hall of Fame
11am – 3pm Hole-in-One Contest Challenge Hole
11am – 3pm Golf Clinics with Trackman Slammer & Squire
11am – 3pm Demo Day  (Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping) Slammer & Squire
11am – 3pm Family Fun Zone  (The First Tee, PGA TOUR Superstore, Topgolf, Bounce House, Face-painting, Italian Ice) Slammer & Squire
3pm Free Juniors Golf Slammer & Squire

Sunday, October 14th
Time TBD Two-Person Scramble Golf Tournament $120 per twosome (all-inclusive) Slammer & Squire; Registration TBD


10/13 Fall Fun on the Farm – Green Cove Springs

A day of fun including tours, music, wagon rides, a petting zoo, seamark market, concessions, and lunch available for purchase.  Free Admission.  3631 Seamark Ranch Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043













10/14  St Augustine Food & Wine Festival – The River House 12-4pm

Feast on flavorful foods from locally-owned restaurants in the area at the 8th Annual St. Augustine Food and Wine Festival, set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at The River House, 179 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine. Savor Spirits from St. Augustine Distillery Co., sample over 100 wines, enjoy a beer garden, and bid on exciting silent auction items. See details at staugustinerestaurants.com. Proceeds will benefit the The Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine.

10/17  St Augustine Concert Band’s Gala Season Opener  7:30pm  Pacetti Bay Middle School

You can buy ticket at www.staugband.org.

10/18-21 Southern Women’s Show – Prime Osborn Convention Center

This annual event is on again at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.  Tickets are $12 at the door, $6 for kids.  Their website:  www.SouthernWomensShow.com  There will be cooking demos, Shop ’til You Drop all weekend and Savannah Chrisley from Chrisley Knows Best is on the scheuld.   Thur 10am-7pm; Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-5pm

10/19/18 “Swanky Event Alert!”  Promenade  the Alcazar

Join the Lightner Museum for a spectacular anniversary celebration on October 19, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with VIP entrance beginning at 6:00 p.m.  “Promenade the Alcazar” will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Lightner Museum and the 130th anniversary of the former Alcazar Hotel, the building the museum is housed in.

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2018 for Lightner Museum members and September 1, 2018 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lightnermuseum.org/anniversaryhttp://www.lightnermuseum.org/anniversary  or at the museum’s front desk and gift shop.  Ticket price per person is $70 for general admission and $130 for a VIP ticket.  Lightner Museum Members receive $10 off their ticket price.  All ticket levels include the information listed above as well as a signature Lightner Museum stencil.

10/20 Like Trivia? Trivia Night FUNdraiser for Cub Scout Pack 329

Like trivia? The community is welcomed to join us and test your knowledge and support scouting adventures.  Each member of winning team is entered to win a cruise voucher valued at $800.  Two sessions, two teams; 6pm and 8:30pm.   See details on their flyer or website.  Trivia Night for Cub Scout Pack 329 is $200 per team of 10.  Reserve online: https://squareup.com/store/Pack329CubScouts/  For more info, please contact Mat Keyes at Mathew.keyes@yahoo.com or 863.529.6819

10/21  OLGC  Annual Fall Festival & Car Show  11am-4pm

Annual Fallo Festiv’All with kids games, inflatables, Fillipino & festive foods, entertainment and Classic Car Show.  Located at 5650 SR 16 St Augustine 32092

 10/23, 10/26, 10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/9/11/13  Woman’s Exchange Fall Luncheons

The Woman’s Exchange Fall Luncheon Series dates are now available – Pena-Peck House.  You can start calling for your reservations as early as 8/1 at 10:30am.  Call 904-829-5064.    Dates are: (they fall on different days throughout the weeks) 10/23, 10/26, 10/30, 11/1, 11/6, 11/9/11/13       Their motto is:  “Women Helping Women” – and because of their generous donors they were able to award 18 scholarships for $1000 each to 12 deserving women of all ages.

10/26-10/27  ESTU-Scary Festival – GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center

Join the GTM Research Reserve for a frighteningly fun Halloween event. At the festival, you’ll find kid-friendly booths, candy, popcorn, a food truck, and lots of games. If you’re in the mood for a Halloween fright, purchase a ticket for the Haunted Forest Tour – a ghastly and ghostly exploration of the woods…and everything that lurks inside it! Tickets for the Haunted Forest Tour and the hayride are $8 online and $10 at the door. www.eventbrite.com/e/the-estuscary-festival-and-haunted-forest

10/27 The 21st Annual – Ancient City Kids Day – Francis Field

The 21st Annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, contests for kids, and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Go to www.epicbh.org

10/27 First Coast Arts & Crafts Show – Mark Lance National Guard Armory 10am-5pm

The fall season always brings some of our favorite arts and crafts artists to the First Coast. Vendors will display their work in jewelry, home decor, clothing, candles, artwork, and plenty more. There will also be food and beverage vendors on hand. So head out to the festival and get a little early Christmas shopping done! Admission to the festival is free.  www.firstcoastcrafts.com

11/3  Fall & Wine Festival – Fernandina Beach, FL 1-4pm

Amelia Island Wine Company – Pre purchase your tickets at eventbright.com
Tickets are $30.00 pre pay and $35.00 day of the event
Try over 60 wines, enjoy appetizers from Bar Zin bistro, entertainment from local solo artist Hupp Huppman and receive a complimentary etched wine glass.

11/4  Safari Soiree – 14th Annual Fundraiser for the st Augustine Wild Reserve

Only 100 tickets are available so contact them asap if you want to go.  Wear your favorite animal print attire!


11/10  2nd Annual Lincolnville Porch Fest   12 noon

The Lincolnville Porch Fest featuring more than 40 musicians performing on porches in the historic Lincolnville neighborhood in downtown St. Augustine. Stay updated: https://www.facebook.com/Lincolnvilleporchfest/

11/9 – 11/10 The Haunted Flying Circus & Medicine Show 7-10pm

We are time traveling performers from different cultures and periods of history, a motley mix of ghosts, immortals and mythical magic creatures. The special elixir we drink (the REAL Fountain of Youth, savvy?), lubricates our passages through the sometimes turbulent veils of time and lets us, should we choose, perform for eternity!!  At the Willie Gallimore Center  399 Riberia St, St Augustine 32084

We use Movement, music and a wee bit o backstory to tell our tales. Even our workout regimens (which get more complex when you’re over 300 years old), are part of the show!   Presale tickets – $13

11/16 – 11/18  Florida Tiny House Music Festival – St Johns County Fairgrounds

The FIRST EVER 3-Day Music Festival set around Tiny Houses! This event takes places at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, 5840 State Road 207, in Elkton, Florida — just miles from St. Augustine. Tiny homes, live music, artisans, vendors, food, a beer & wine garden, camping, and more! Get tickets here  Friday free 5-8pm to all; but 9am-12pm free for students (grades Pre-K through High School), their teachers/administrators and their immediate household family members, who pre-register by following the link found HERE.   Check the site for prices on the other days.  Lots of different discounts (seniors 60+ 50% off; and then military, law enforcement, firefighters/EMTs/paramedics – get in Free at the gate with a valid photo ID.   so go to the website.

Friday, November 16: 12PM-8PM
Saturday, November 17: 9AM-8PM
Sunday, November 18: 9AM-6PM

www.united tinyhouse.com   From the same organization behind the for-charity Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and New Jersey Tiny House Festivals… and now the upcoming 2018 Tiny House Music Festival!)

11/17 Horse Sense Round-Up – Bailey’s Farm – 10am-3pm

Click here for details on the FUNdraiser.    Pony Rides, Hay Rides, DJ, Games, Raffle Baskets, Petting Zoo, Door prizes, Silent Auction, Food and more

Entrance to the event and many of the games are free.  Wristbands for unlimited activities:  $20.00 per person.  Wristbands for unlimited activities & meal (hotdog, chips & lemonade/tea): $25.00 per person.  Tickets can also be purchased for individual activities (pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo, food, etc

11/17 10th Annual Super Scenic 72 Mile Garage Sale

Not to be outdone, our 10th Annual Super Scenic 72 Mile Garage Sale is marking a milestone on November 17th with double the shopping and adventure. Welcoming our fellow Florida Scenic Highways in Nassau & Duval counties to the north – the A1A Ocean Islands Trail and the Ormond Scenic Loop and soon-to-be-designated Halifax Heritage Byway in Volusia County to the south, this year’s shopping extravaganza will delight visitors and residents with the offerings! For more information on our great events, visit www.scenica1a.org

11/17-1/31  The 24th Annual Nights of Lights – St Augustine

The 24th Annual Nights of Lights opens on Saturday, Nov. 17 during Light-Up Night, an event that includes live music in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. The music will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the lighting ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Each year, former St. Augustine mayors gather to flip the switch during Light Up Night. The City of St. Augustine’s giant tree in the Plaza is lit first, then all the lights come on surrounding the area. Many families start the holiday season with this tradition — going to dinner downtown and and then watching as the lights are turned on. Nights of Lights, which includes more than 2 million lights on city buildings and businesses, continues through Jan. 31, 2016. Go to nightsoflights.com

11/17 Horse Sense Round-Up – Bailey’s Farm – 10am-3pm

Click here for details on the FUNdraiser.    Pony Rides, Hay Rides, DJ, Games, Raffle Baskets, Petting Zoo, Door prizes, Silent Auction, Food and more.  Address: 2202 Bishop Estates Road, Saint Johns, Florida 32259

Entrance to the event and many of the games are free.  Wristbands for unlimited activities:  $20.00 per person.  Wristbands for unlimited activities & meal (hotdog, chips & lemonade/tea): $25.00 per person.  Tickets can also be purchased for individual activities (pony rides, hay rides, petting zoo, food, etc.)  Horse Sense & Sensitivity kindly asks for your support!

Please donate today to our ROUND UP event to raise awareness and support for Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Riding Programs serving children and adults with special needs for 10 years in North Florida. Over 1,000 participants enjoy this heart-warming event.

11/18 6th Annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Event / Renaissance Resort WGV / 10-4

Click here for all the details for attendees and vendors.  Free to the public … first 50 guests receive a FREE swag bag!  Click here for their Facebook page.

11/23-25 Christmas Made in the South – An Arts & Crafts Festival! 

Location:  The Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville, FL
Show Hours:   Fri. 9 – 6, Sat. 10 -6 & Sun. 11 -5
Admission:   $7 & children 12 & under free

11/24-25  The 53rd Annual Fall Art & Craft Festival

The 53rd Annual Fall Art & Craft Festival, hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association on Thanksgiving weekend, features more than 150 artists offering painting, pottery, jewelry, glassware, sculpture, fiber art, photography and mixed media. The even takes place at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Go to staugustineartfestival.com for more details or www.staaa.org/festival   

11/25 and 11/26  Gamble Rogers Concert Series

The Gamble Rogers  They will be on stage sometime at the annual Art Festival (Francis Field) 11/25 11am-5pm and 11/26 11am-4pm.  Ticket info www.gamblerogersfest.org.

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1/13 Bride to Be & Wedding Expo – Renaissance Resort WGV  10-3

Click here for all the details for attendees and vendors.  Free to the public … FREE bags to the first 100 tickets purchased.  70 exhibitors.  Workshops.

3/22/19 38th St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival

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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.