What’s Happening This Month!

What’s Happening

 

Friday, Feb. 5 – First Friday Art Walk, 5pm – 9pm. Come out and enjoy St. Augustine’s most interactive cultural event, exploring the many art galleries in St. Augustine’s Historic District.  Experience a night of new art exhibits, music and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of wine or tasty munchies, meet the artists and find some great bargains on original art created by some of the areas’ most talented local artists.

Friday – Sunday, Feb. 5-7 Birds of a Feather Fest Enjoy a weekend of birding, photography, workshops, presentations, social events and family activities at this birding and nature festival. This weekend long event takes place at Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE and various venues throughout the city.  Many activities are free; some for a fee. For more information or to register visit www.birdingfest.com or call 386 986-2484.

Saturday, Feb. 6 – Mardi Gras Ball Dinner Dance Ladies Auxiliary of Palm Coast Elks Lodge #2709, 53 Old Kings Rd invites you to a MARDI GRAS BALL dinner dance. Cocktails at 6pm. Dinner of Salad, Chicken Marsala, Rice, Vegetables and Dessert at 7pm, with entertainment by Tim Rippey. Tickets available at the Lodge Mon – Fri. 9am – Noon or call (386) 931-6209.  Donation of $20 per person by check only. Theme attire preferred. Mardi Gras costumes or Mardi Gras colors: Purple, Green & Gold. Masks and Beads encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to best Queen & best King.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 – ‘Dance With Me’ Ballroom Dance Classes – Experience the grace and style of six core dances with instructors Tom & Josephine Sanders from 7-8pm at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Classes are $10 per person per class. For more information please call 386 986-2323.

Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Farmers & Craft Market at the Pier You will find fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, local arts and crafts, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront market. Sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Every Wednesday, from 7:30am – 12:30pm at the St. Johns County Pier Park.

Thursday, Feb. 11 – Little Picassos  Two and three year old artists will discover their inner ‘Picasso’ as they discover their own unique style from 10-11am at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Pkwy NE. Children will learn fundamental concepts and will have fun creating works of art. Fees are $8. Pre-Registration required by Feb. 9 at 10am. More info: 386-986-2323 or www.palmcoastgov.com/register

Friday, Feb. 12 – Heartsaver CPR/AED This popular course is a four-hour class teaching basic CPR and AED skills. Students practice skills such as giving CPR to children and adults; using an Automated External Defibrillator; preventing choking. From 9am-1pm at Palm Coast Fire Station 25, 1250 Belle Terre Pkwy.  Fees are $5/person, with pre-registration required by 9 a.m. Feb. 10. More info: 386-986-2300 or www.palmcoastgov.com (search for “CPR).

Saturday, Feb. 13 – Flight to Freedom at Fort Mose Fort Mose’s Flight to Freedom recreates the 17th century experience of the hundreds of slaves who traveled to Fort Mose in search of freedom. Event attendees will enjoy the guided Flight to freedom Trail, lined with several re-enactors portraying the various characters who would have impacted a freedom seeker’s journey to Spanish Florida. The event is free, however, there is a $2 charge to view the museum. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

Saturday, Feb. 13 – EMMA Concert Performance: Hollywood Concert Orchestra EMMA Concert Association presents the widely popular Hollywood Concert Orchestra at 7:30pm at the Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium.  The Orchestra, an ensemble of America’s finest musicians, has become one of the premier ensembles in the world.  With its unique presentation of the latest TV, movie, and Broadway themes written and arranged especially for the orchestra, the Hollywood Concert Orchestra is known as “the Orchestra of the Stars,” featuring the best and brightest guest artists and soloists in lively and entertaining performances.   Tickets are $40 ($5 for students) and may be purchased in advance on the website.  14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com.

Saturday, Feb. 13 – The 6th Annual Hot N’ Spicy Festival The Florida Agricultural Museum will hold the 6th Annual Hot N’ Spicy Festival from 11am – 4:30pm at the museum facility, located at 7900 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast. The one-day event features spicy foods from area restaurants and retailers along with live music. Johnny Matanzas & The Hombres will open the show at 11am followed by the Wild Shiners from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Admission is $5 per person, with proceeds helping to support museum programs and Feed Flagler. The gates open to the public at 10am.

Sunday, Feb. 14 – Second Sunday Yoga Join Laura O’Neal, R.Y.T at 5pm for this community class for ALL… relax and restore with guided imagery designed for everyone…no prior yoga experience necessary. Wine down at 5 o’clock, class starts at 5:15pm for one hour. Bring a mat. Loving donations will be lovingly accepted. Where: Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, St. Augustine.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Marineland River-to-Sea Trail Walk Go on a guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve and travel through ancient Florida coastal woodlands to learn how Native Americans once thrived there on nature’s bounty. Discover indigenous plants bordering the trail to the Matanzas River. The walk will be from 9 – 10:30am from the River-to-Sea parking lot across from the ocean near the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office. Tour is free, but reservations are required. 9741 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org

Friday, Feb. 19 – All American Air Youth Table Tennis Championship Enjoy competitive table tennis for ages 10 – 17 at this charitable event benefiting Habitat for Humanity and Home Again St. Johns.  Registration is $25 ($30 after January 17).  Each player entry includes ONE parent ticket to event.  No drop off allowed.  Parent must stay with student the entire time of the Table Tennis event.  Additional spectator tickets are $5 in advance ($10 at the door).   It all takes place at the beautiful River House.  179 Marine St., St. Augustine.  904-669-0763  www.aaacharitablefoundation.org

Saturday, Feb. 20 – St. Augustine YMCA Mardi Gras Beach Run Enjoy a one-mile Fun Run along the beach or get serious in a 5K from the St. Augustine Beach Pier into Anastasia State Park and back. This seaside event supports local YMCA programs including swim lessons and a summer camp for kids. The race begins at noon from the pier. Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. Awards for the 5K presented in 16 age groups. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. www.ancientcityroadrunners.org.

Saturday, Feb. 20 – 5th Annual Wrigley Ride Velo Fest The 5th Annual Wrigley Ride for bicyclists starts at 9am ( 7am check-in) from Sykes and Cooper Farms in Elkton. This is a fully supported ride with SAG and rest stops every 10-15 miles. Local music, food and friendship await at the end of the ride. Riders choose 100k, 50k or 25k courses. Registration, including commemorative jersey and Velofest membership, is $125 for the 100k and 50k; $115 for the 25k. Registration only is $55 for the 100k, 50k and 25k (after Feb. 13, add $5). All proceeds go to the Velo Fest Community Initiative to create awareness between cyclists and non-cyclists for mutually beneficial roads and to the Bryan B. Wrigley Scholarship at Newberry College. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton. 904-509-6895 www.wrigleyride.org

Monday, Feb. 22 – Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse Enjoy the magic viewing the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective of all, the St. Augustine Lighthouse! This special event includes a champagne toast atop the tower and an informative overview of the history of the Light Station. Admission is $30, $25 for members. Call 904 829-0745 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 22 – Chinese Auction The Ladies Auxiliary of Palm Coast Elks Lodge #2709 is sponsoring a Chinese Auction on Monday, February 22nd. Doors will open at 4:30pm.  The Auction will start at 6:30pm.  A ticket donation of $7 can be purchased at the Lodge beforehand from 9am to 12pm Monday thru Friday.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door the day of the auction. Ticket includes coffee/tea  and dessert.  Additional food will be available for purchase.  Bring your friends and family.  Fantastic items to be auctioned.  Address is 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Farmers & Craft Market at the Pier You will find fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, local arts and crafts, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront market. Sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Every Wednesday, from 7:30am – 12:30pm at the St. Johns County Pier Park.

Feb. 26-28 – 31st Annual Cathedral Festival One of the area’s largest festivals features midway rides, games, bingo, a silent auction, mouthwatering food, beverages, a fireworks show and favorite local bands playing each day.  The festival takes place at the Mission of Nombre de Dios, 101 San Marco Avenue from 5-10:30pm on Friday, noon to 10:30pm on Saturday, and noon to 9pm on Sunday.  Fireworks go off Saturday night at 9pm. See website for entertainment schedules.  Admission for festival grounds is adults $5; children 11-17 and adults 65+ $3; children under 10 and active duty military are admitted free.  Tickets for rides are $1 each (most rides take 4 – 6 tickets).  http://thecathedralfestival.com

Saturday, Feb. 27 – 23rd Annual RSVP Chocolate and Beyond Savor a parade of chocolate delicacies from many of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops at this annual event hosted by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of St. Johns County.  The event is from 2 – 4pm at the First Coast Technical College. Tickets are $10 prior to the event day ($12 online and at the door) (includes 8 tasting tickets; additional tickets $1 each).  Bldg. C, 2980 Collins Ave., St. Augustine.  904-547-3945 http://rsvpstjohns.com.

Saturday, Feb. 27 – Uptown Saturday Night takes place from 5pm to 9pm in the Uptown San Marco Shopping District of St. Augustine. Art galleries, antique stores and unique shops along San Marco Ave. between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios extend their hours for an evening of art, book signings, live music, refreshments and other events.

Friday, Mar. 4 – First Friday Art Walk, 5pm – 9pm. Come out and enjoy St. Augustine’s most interactive cultural event, exploring the many art galleries in St. Augustine’s Historic District.  Experience a night of new art exhibits, music and entertainment. Enjoy a glass of wine or tasty munchies, meet the artists and find some great bargains on original art created by some of the areas’ most talented local artists.

Mar. 4-6 – 35th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Enjoy outstanding seafood, live music, more than 100 arts and crafts exhibitors…and much more!  Friday night is jazz night, American music is featured Saturday and Sunday.  Families will enjoy kiddie rides, magic, pirate fun, belly dancers, raiders, youth performers and character actors.  Presented by Winn-Dixie, the festival features tons of fresh seafood!  Admission TBA at later date.  Proceeds benefit charitable activities of the St. Augustine Lions Foundation.  The festival takes place at Francis Field.  Hours are Friday 3-9pm;  Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm (Arts and Crafts Village closes at sundown). Please, no pets or coolers.  25 W. Castillo Drive, 904-829-1753 www.lionsfestival.com

Wednesday, Mar. 9 – Farmers & Craft Market at the Pier You will find fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, local arts and crafts, fresh herbs and much more at this beachfront market. Sponsored by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association. Every Wednesday, from 7:30am – 12:30pm at the St. Johns County Pier Park.

Sunday, Mar. 13 – Second Sunday Yoga Join Laura O’Neal, R.Y.T at 5pm for this community class for ALL… relax and restore with guided imagery designed for everyone…no prior yoga experience necessary. Wine down at 5 o’clock, class starts at 5:15pm for one hour. Bring a mat. Loving donations will be lovingly accepted. Where: Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, St. Augustine.

Saturday, Mar. 26 – Uptown Saturday Night takes place from 5pm to 9pm in the Uptown San Marco Shopping District of St. Augustine. Art galleries, antique stores and unique shops along San Marco Ave. between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios extend their hours for an evening of art, book signings, live music, refreshments and other events.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – St. Gerard Thrift Store needs volunteers to work at their new thrift store at 1333 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine. No experience is required. To learn more stop in.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library is looking for volunteers with computer experience to help archive their photo collection. Volunteers scan and document the images so they can be added to the online catalog. Other computer related projects are available as well. For more information contact: Debra Willis at sahslibhelp@bellsouth.net or call (904)825-2333.

The Research Library is located in the Segui Kirby-Smith House (the old public library) on Aviles Street.  Parking for library volunteers is at the Oldest House on Charlotte and St. Francis Street.

St. Augustine Table Tennis Club – You’re invited to come and join a group of friendly people who enjoy playing table tennis. Its fun, healthy and your bathroom scale will thank you! Open to everyone. Meetings held on Monday & Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30pm at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street, St. Augustine. Cost is $6/evening. For details call Barry at 904 260-8961 or Etienne at 904 471-8951.

The Flagler County Support Group for family’s of combat vets with PTSD meets the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:00 PM at the Coastal Center conference room, 4750 Moody Blvd E, Bunnell, Fl.  For more information contact Aynne McAvoy at 386-313-1611.