Community events for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4

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SATURDAY, JAN. 30

5K AND FUN RUN: The 36th Matanzas 5,000 5K and Fun Run kicks off at 9 a.m. at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive. The fun run starts at 10:15 a.m. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the race. For information, go to matanzas5k.com or ancientcityrr.org.

DEMONSTRATIONS: Demonstrations highlighting the cultural influences of the Spanish on the colonial kitchen run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fort Matanzas National Monument, 8635 A1A South. For information, go to nps.gov/foma.

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT: Enjoy live music, refreshments and more at the galleries, antique stores and shops from 5 to 9 p.m. on San Marco Avenue, between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios.

CHANGING OF THE GUARD: Re-enactors perform military drills at 6 p.m. as they march down St. George Street to the Government House, 48 Cathedral Place. For information, go to hfm.clu/garrison/cog.

LIBRARY FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library host a do-it-yourself crafting event at 2 p.m. at the library, 124 Seagrove Main St. For information, call 209-3730.

BLACK HERITAGE FESTIVAL: The Afro-American Caribbean Heritage Organization will hold its Black Heritage Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the African American Cultural Center, 4422 U.S. 1 North. The festival will feature vendors, music and dance. For information, call 446-6935.

SUNDAY, JAN. 31

KIRKIN’ OF THE TARTANS: The annual Scottish Heritage Service will be at 11 a.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 32 Sevilla St. For information, call 829-6451 or go to memorialpcusa.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 1

GUIDED WALK: Join in an interpretive walk around the Matanzas Inlet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the GTM Reserve’s western parking lot on A1A, just north of the Inlet Bridge and the town of Marineland. For information, call 823-4500.

BEEKEEPER MEETING: The St. Johns County Beekeepers Association hosts Ashley Mortensen at 7 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Extension Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Mortensen will discuss the in vitro rearing of honey bees. For information, call 540-5081 or go to sjcbeekeepers.org.

TUESDAY, FEB. 2

MOVIE: The Anastasia Island Movie Club presents “Out of Africa” at 4 p.m. at the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St. For information, call 209-3730.

BEACH WALK: Learn about sand, coquina rocks, dune flowers, sea birds and shells during a guided beach walk from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the GTM Marineland Office, 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd. For information, call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerr.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 3

CRAFTS WITH TEENS: Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to a special crafting event with the teens of Nease High School’s Arts in Motion Club from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

TEEN GAMING CLUB: Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to play video games from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

THURSDAY, FEB. 4

STORYTIME: A special storytime celebrating Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is at 11 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

THROUGH JAN. 31

NIGHTS OF LIGHTS: St. Augustine’s annual holiday light show features millions of tiny white lights and was voted one of the Top 10 holiday light displays in the nation by National Geographic. For information, go to NightsOfLights.com.
‘NIGHTS OF LIGHTS’ BOAT TOURS: Nightly boat tours of St. Augustine`s famous Nights of Lights depart each evening at 5:30 p.m. from the Conch House Marina, 57 Comares Ave. The tour is approximately one hour and costs $24.95 for adults and $12.50 for children under 12. For information, call 687-8297 or go to boattourstaugustine.com.