Weekly Events Roundup – October 17 – October 23

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Friday, Oct. 17

Blues Fest: The St. Benedict the Moor Blues Fest will be at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 86 Martin Luther King Ave. Some of the area’s top musicians will perform, including Amy Hendrickson, Billy Buchanan and the Murphy Essery Band. Blues Fest is from 4 to 9 p.m. For information, call 819-6944.

seascape: Enjoy a great night as the drama department at St. Augustine High School, part of the St. Johns County School of the Arts, will stage the fall production of “Seascape” by Edward Albee at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine High School auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

Kayak Marineland Sunset: Ripple Effect Ecotours, 101 Tolstoy Lane, will host a sunset tour. No kayaking experience is necessary. Admission is $55 per person, and the tour begins at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 347-1565 or go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

In Conversation: Flagler College, 74 King St., will be the venue for a unique presentation modeled on the fabled “In Conversation” format developed at New York City’s Center for Fiction. Writers Michael Carroll and Laura Lee Smith will discuss why the First Coast is the ideal place to set their works of fiction. The event begins at 7 p.m. For information, go to flagler.edu.

Skeletons: Try to find all 15 skeletons hidden in St. Augustine by Ripley’s attractions and other businesses
throughout the city during the Great St. Augustine Skeleton Scavenger Hunt through Oct. 31. For information, email [email protected]

Reading Contest: All sixth through 12th graders are invited to compete in a monthlong Teen Zombie Reading Contest. To participate, go to the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., and pick up bookmark reviews. For information, call 827-6950.

Ghouls Night Out: 97.9 KISS FM presents “Ghouls Night Out” with Jake Miller at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N. The event is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 209-0399 or go to pvconcerthall.com.

Sykes and Cooper Farms Corn Maze: The award-winning nine-acre maze at Sykes-Cooper Farm on State Road 207, Elkton, features a corn maze, hayrides, a playground and farm animals. The maze is open through Oct. 26. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission is $9, seniors and active military $7, children 2 and younger admitted free. For information, go to sycofarms.com.

Reel to reel: Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., announces the debut of its new program Reel to Reel. Participants can enjoy a light continental breakfast while watching a documentary on the big screen. The documentary begins at 10 a.m. For information, call 827-6960 or go to sjcpls.org.

Ladies night: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host Ladies Night at 9:30 p.m. with DJ Robbie St. John playing requests. For information, call 823-8806 or go to mardibar.com.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Tango Classes: Dancing with Victoria Studio will host Argentine Tango Classes at 2600 U.S. 1 South. Beginner’s level class is from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by a Practica from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced level class is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per student. For information, call 808-7210 or go to chachavictoria.com.

Old City Farmers Market: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C State Road A1A South, will host the Old City Farmers Market. The market includes locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and plants from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday. Admission is free. For information, call 471-3733.

Blues Fest: The St. Benedict the Moor Blues Fest will be at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 86 Martin Luther King Ave. Some of the area’s top musicians will perform, including Amy Hendrickson, Billy Buchanan and the Murphy Essery Band. Blues Fest is from 12 to 9 p.m. For information, call 819-6944.

seascape: Enjoy a great night as the drama department at St. Augustine High School, part of the St. Johns County School of the Arts, will stage the fall production of “Seascape” by Edward Albee at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine High School auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

Enchanted Ravines: Put on your costume and bring the entire family out for the annual kid-friendly and scare-free fall festival from 3 to 6 p.m. at Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg St. Entry to the festival is $3. Children 3 and under are free. For information, call 386-329-3721 or go to floridastateparks.org.

Beach Exploration: GTM Research Reserve docents will lead a beach walk at the Guana south beach location, 1798 Ponte Vedra Blvd. Paticipants will learn about the animals that call the beach their home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. Beach stroll and discovery is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. For information, call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com.

Saturday Night Live: The Arts Council of Greater Palatka will host its next Saturday Night Live with a performance by Dim Lights. The show will be at the Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For information, call 386-328-8998 or go to artsinputnam.org.

City Walks Pet Friendly Tours: Pets are welcome at City Walks Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District. The tour departs at 10 a.m. at 4 Granada St. Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required. For information, call 825-0087 or go to staugustinecitywalks.com.

Concert Series: Violinist Helen Beke and Pianist Peter Morin perform Classics with a Twist at the St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A S., to begin the concert series. The concert begins at 7 p.m. For information, call 471-5364.

Tolomato Cemetery: Historic Tolomato Cemetery on Cordova Street between Orange and Saragossa Streets will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors may choose free self-guided tours or free docent-led visits to learn more about the fascinating site. For information, email [email protected]

Fall Festival: The Riverdale Community United Methodist Church will hold its 5th annual Fall Festival Arts and Crafts and Fish Fry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1028 County Road 13 S. For information, call 477-8759 or 692-2117.

Beach Crawl: The 5th annual Crescent Beach Crawl with Sertoma kicks off at noon at the Sand Bar, 7025 A1A S. Local bars and restaurants of Crescent Beach will participate. A free shuttle will be provided for all crawlers from one bar or restaurant to another. For information, call 471-8480 or go to sertomastaugustine.org.

Music and Dancing: The Palm Coast VFW, 47 Old Kings Road N., will host an evening of music and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Beach St. A Go-Go will perform. Food and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $10. For information, call 386-446-8696.

Outdoors Day: The Matanzas State Forest presents the first annual Fall Family Outdoors Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6840 U.S. 1 S. There will be outdoor games, pumpkin decorating and a special appearance. For information, call 797-5073.

Maritime Heritage Festival: Celebrate maritime history and a love of the sea during a two-day festival at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and there will be events, live music and the popular Saturday Night Minorcan Chowder and Pilau Party. For information, call 599-3800 or go to staugmaritimeheritage.org.

Comedy: Orlando-based comedian Rene Bray will perform clean stand up at The Comedy Club, 830 Anastasia Blvd. The show will also feature Teah Michaels. Tickets are $12, and the show begins at 9 p.m. For information, call 461-8843 or go to thegypsycomedyclub.com.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Singing Master Class: A 3-week course with Regina Torres will give students a basic understanding of how the voice is produced and works through song. Classes are from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave. For information, call 825-1164 or email [email protected].

seascape: Enjoy a great night as the drama department at St. Augustine High School, part of the St. Johns County School of the Arts, will stage the fall production of “Seascape” by Edward Albee at 2 p.m. in the St. Augustine High School auditorium, 3205 Varella Ave. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

Play Pétanque: Every Sunday, under the shady oaks at Lighthouse Park, 201 Red Cox Road, all are welcome to learn the game of Petanque from noon to 5 p.m. Loaner balls and lessons are provided by the Boules de Leon Petanque Club.
For information, call 537-1999.

‘Miracle on 34th Street:’ Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street the Musical” will begin at 6 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave. Those auditioning are asked to bring a resume, a headshot and a list of conflict dates. For information, call 825-1164.

Maritime Heritage Festival: Celebrate maritime history and a love of the sea during a two-day festival at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and includes events, live music and more. For information, call 599-3800 or go to staugmaritimeheritage.org.

Spirit Breath: Move and dance to the rhythms of life from 10 to 10:30 a.m. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Sunday for $5 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Studio, 370 A1A Beach Blvd. For information, call 471-1585 or 352-318-0203.

Monday, Oct. 20

Yoga Monday: The Friends of Ravine Gardens will host Yoga Mondays 5 to 6 p.m. at 1600 Twigg St. Reservations are required. Cost is $5. For information, go to ravinegardensyoga.eventbrite.com.

Free Concert: The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will perform a free concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S, presented by the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. For information, go to staugamphitheatre.com.

Skeletons: Try to find all 15 skeletons hidden in St. Augustine by Ripley’s attractions and other businesses in the area during the Great St. Augustine Skeleton Scavenger Hunt through Oct. 31. For information , email [email protected]

Reading Contest: All sixth- to 12th-graders are invited to compete in a monthlong Teen Zombie Reading Contest. To participate, go to the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., and pick up bookmark reviews. For information, call 827-6950.

Book Club: Remember Danny Torrance from The Shining? Doctor Sleep is its sequel and Danny is back and all grown up. Join the Bartram Trail Book Club at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., to discuss at 7 p.m. For information, call 827-6960 or go to sjcpls.org.

Art & Merchant Walk: A1A Beach Boulevard will be full of art, music and great deals for the third Monday Art & Merchant Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. Shopping and fun will be happening from the North end of A1A Beach from LYMI Oddities and continues south as far as Treasure Seekers Jewelry. For information, call 347-8007 or go to thecivicassociation.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Salt Air Farmers Market: Marineland Marina will host a farmers market from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An array of produce, seafood, sauces, jams and cheese will be available. For information, go to saltairfarmersmarket.com.

Words & Music 2: Known for her radiant voice and intense acting, Janet Rabe-Meyer is a singing actress. Rabe-Meyer will perform in the Flagler Room, 74 King St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $6. For information, call 797-2800.

Tri-Talent: Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Lindsay Gray will provide acting and dance classes to students age 6 to 15. Classes are $10 each and take place at Greater Love Ministries, 555 State Road 16. For information, call 912-577-3109.

Family Storytime: Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., wil host family storytime celebrating National Friends of the Library Week. Storytime begins at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Department. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

Brainmatter Now: The public is invited to watch an episode of a popular television show that delves into why the brain does what it does and don’t miss the Main Library’s Brain Quiz Corner display. Brainmatter Now starts at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. For information, call 827-6940 or go to sjcpls.org.

Open Mic: Ann O’Malley’s, 23 Orange St., will host Open Mic Night with Smokin’ Joe from 7 to 10 p.m.

Skeletons: Try to find all 15 skeletons hidden in St. Augustine by Ripley’s attractions and other businesses in the area during the Great St. Augustine Skeleton Scavenger Hunt through Oct. 31. For information , email [email protected]

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast: Chefs in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches will add zest to dining in Northeast Florida during the 5th Annual Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast monthlong dining event. Flavors showcases the signature dishes that are the hallmark of the area’s culinary offerings with prix fixe (fixed price) dining options at more than 30 participating restaurants. For information, go to historiccoastflavors.com.

Wednesday Market: The market at St. Johns Pier Park runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market features a large selection of produce, baked foods, jewelry and other handmade gifts. For information, call 347-8007.

Comedyoke: Burger Buckets, 3 Cordova St., will host Comedyoke, an open mic comedy and karaoke night. The kitchen will be open until 10 p.m. Comedyoke starts at 7 p.m. For information, call 342-5295.

Hump Day: Tempo Restaurant & Bar, 16 Cathedral Place, will host an open mic night from 6:30 to 10 p.m. For information, call 342-0286.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Play Pétanque: All are welcome to learn the game of Pentaque, which requires skill and strategy, from noon to 5 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 201 Red Cox Road. Loaner balls and lessons are provided by the Boules de Leon Petanque Club. For information, call 537-1999.

Three-day benefit: Underwood Jewelers is pleased to present a three-day benefit for Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. It kicks off with a cocktail party from 6 to 8 p.m. at their Ponte Vedra location, 330 A1A. For information, call 280-1202 or go to underwoodjewelers.com.

Reading Contest: All 6th – 12th graders are invited to compete in our month-long Teen Zombie Reading Contest. To participate, go to the Reference Desk of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., and pick up bookmark reviews. For information, call 827-6950.

Andy McKee: Andy McKee, one of the world’s finest acoustic soloists will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29. For information, call 209-0399 or go to pvconcerthall.com.

Open Mic: Tradewinds, 124 Charlotte St., will hold an open mic night from 5 to 9 p.m.