Community events for Feb. 12-18



MOVIE SCREENING: “The Mission” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2487 A1A S. For information, call 471-2047.

WINE AND CHOCOLATE: A wine and chocolate tasting with wine expert Joseph Murray is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Amistad, 4255 A1A S. Live music will be provided by Alex Loach. Admission is $15 for one person and $22 for couples. For information, call 547-2446.

SILENT-FILM LECTURE: The St. Augustine Historical Society will host a lecture titled “Valentino in the Oldest City, Silent Film-making in St. Augustine at 7 p.m. in the Virginia Room of Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St. For information, call 824-2872.


FRENCH CLUB MEETS: Les Amis Francophones de St. Augustine (The French Speaking Friends of St. Augustine) meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St., for a showing of “La Famille Belier,” a romantic comedy. Admission is $5 for non-members. for information, email
FLIGHT TO FREEDOM: Volunteers from Florida Living History Inc. offer visitors an opportunity to look back and glimpse the journey escaped slaves took on their way to Fort Mose and freedom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Mose Historic State park, 15 Fort Mose Trail. Admission to the event is free, but there is a $2 charge to enter the museum. Children 5 and under are free. For information, email

GUIDED HIKE: GTM Research Reserve volunteers will lead 1.5 mile guided hikes on the Guana Trail from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the reserve, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 823-4500 or go to

PUP CRAWL: Explore St. Augustine with your pets during a one-hour walking tour at 10 a.m. departing from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St. The tour is free. For information, call 825-0087 or go to

HOT ’N’ SPICY FESTIVAL: The 5th annual Hot ’N’ Spicy Festival is from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. For information, call 386-446-7630 or go to

BLACK HERITAGE TOUR: A licensed tour guide will lead a tour of locations in St. Augustine that were significant in the city’s struggle for civil rights at 4 p.m. departing from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St. The tour is free. For information, call 825-0087 or go to

ROMANTIC PUB CRAWL: A walking tour of four of St. Augustine’s pubs is from 5 to 7 p.m. downtown. The cost of the tour is $44 per person and includes a drink and tips at each stop on the tour. Call or text for a Florida resident discount code. For information, call 392-7137 or go to

FAMILY SEINING: A family seining event is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve’s Guana Dam Recreational Area. There is a $3 parking fee. For information, call 823-4500.

TEEN ART TIME: Art supplies will be provided for children in grades 6-12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 827-6950.

CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE: The San Sebastian Catholic Church Ladies Guild sponsors its annual Champagne and Chocolate Celebration at 5 p.m. at San Sebastian Catholic Church, 1112 State Road 16.

DINNER-DANCE: The German American Club of St. Augustine holds its monthly dinner-dance at 6 p.m. at its clubhouse, 1985 State Road 16. Admission is $25 per person and reservations are required. For information, call 377-9010 or 448-1920. You can also email

For Valentine’s Day events, see pages 16-17.


COIN CLUB MEETING: The Ancient City Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. at Denny’s Restaurant, 2455 State Road 16. The event will highlight preparations for the April 16 Coin Show as well as tax preparation information. You do not have to be a member of the club to attend. For information, call 287-1454.


TABLE TENNIS: The St. Augustine Table Tennis Club invites people to join them in playing the game from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia St. For information, call 260-8961.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE TOUR: The Afro American Caribbean Heritage Association Inc. is sponsoring a narrated Red Trolley tour of historic African-American areas of St. Augustine at 11 a.m. with a lunch stop at the Schooner Seafood Restaurant ($7-$11 price range). Tickets are $20. For information, call 445-5284 or 446-6935.

MARINELAND LECTURE: A free lecture by Alistair Dove, director of research and conservation at the Georgia Aquarium, is from 10 to 11 a.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Ocean Shore Blvd. All attendees will receive free admission to Marineland after the lecture. Reservations are required and can be mad be going to or For information, call 823-4500.


BROWN-BAG LUNCH PROGRAM: Friends of the Main Library St. Augustine hosts a brown-bag lunch program at 12:30 p.m. at the library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Tickets for the event will be distributed starting at 11:30 a.m. and doors open at noon. For information, email

RIVER-TO-SEA HIKE: A guided trail walk is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the River-to-Sea Preserve (look for the River-to-Sea Preserve sign on A1A, south of Marineland). The hike is free. For information or to reserve your spot, call 823-4500.

BEDTIME STORY: An evening storytime with crafts, stories and songs is at 6:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 827-6950.

TRIVIA: A trivia competition will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St. For information, call 679-5736.


GET PUBLISHED SERIES: The Get Published Series kicks off with an address by Dr. Evelyn Bethune from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is $20. For information, go to
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: A park volunteer leads a 2.5-mile walk from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Road. Park admission fees apply. For information, call 461-2035 or email

DINNER AND MOVIE: “Midnight in Paris” will be shown from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at River House, 179 Marine St. A special dinner with chateaubriand will be served. Cost is $15 for River House Activity Members and $18 for nonmembers. For information, call 209-3655.

COOKING CLASS: Chef Tim Helfinstine will teach a class in cooking shrimp and seafood from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Ave. Cost is $40. For information, call 547-3353.

FEB. 12-14

26.2 WITH DONNA: Donna Deegan’s National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer full and half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at The Players Championship Parking Venue, 200 ATP Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, and ends at Mayo Clinic’s Jacksonville campus, 4500 San Pablo Road S., Jacksonville. The family fun run is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at The Players Championship Parking Venue. There’s a lot more to this weekend than running though, and you can find the full schedule and information at

FEB. 13-15

PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND AT WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME: Learn about hall of fame presidents George H.W. Busch and Dwight D. Eisenhower and participate in a scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at World Golf Hall of Fame, 1 World Golf Place. Admission is $19.50 for adults; $18.50 for seniors, military and Florida residents; $10 for students; $5 for children 5-12 years old; free for children 4 and under. For information, call 940-4123 or go to