Events calendar for April 10-16

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Friday, April 10

20th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival: Non-stop music and award-winning scrumptious barbecue take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive. Live performances include Rusted Root and The Step Stones. Admission is $5. Kids 13 and under and active military are free. For information, call 417-8470 or go to rhythmandribs.net.

Visiting Artist: Flagler College will host visiting artist Michael Dixon from 3 to 5 p.m. in Studio 4 in the art building.

Tim Rippey at the VFW: Tim Rippey, a DJ and vocalist, will entertain audiences from 7 to 10 p.m. at VFW Post #2391, 6164 U.S. 1 S. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. There is a cover charge of $3 for nonmembers plus the price of the dinner. For reservations, phone Sue at 797-5267.

St. Augustine Art Association’s Bi-Annual Spring Members’ Show: The St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., will host its Bi-Annual Spring Members Show through April 26, featuring works in varied styles and materials created by members of the Association. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For information, call 824-2310  or go to staaa.org.

Live Music at Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host live bands from North Florida from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Ladnier-Kendrick Exhibition: The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, will host an opening reception for its latest exhibit of the works of Paul Ladnier and Claire Kendrick from 6 to 8 p.m. Ladnier’s exhibition of landscapes titled “Low Country Light” and Kendrick’s study of the human figure titled “Figuratively Speaking” are on display through April 17. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For information, call 280-0614 or go to ccpvb.org.

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition: The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., and Flagler College’s Department of Art and Design present an exhibition of recent works by department faculty. The exhibition opens with a public reception for the artists from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibition will be open through April 17. The museum’s hours while classes are in session are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 826-8530 or go to flagler.edu/crispellert.

El Galeón: Visitors can tour a full-sized replica of a 16th-century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Saturday, April 11

20th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival: Non-stop music and award-winning scrumptious barbecue take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive. Live performances include Go Get Gone, Amy Alysia & The Soul Operators, Ivey-West Band and Sister Hazel. Admission is $5. Kids 13 and under and active military are free. For information, call 417-8470 or go to rhythmandribs.net.

Vilano Bridge 5K Run & Walk: The 19th Annual run/walk over the Vilano Bridge starts at 8 a.m. with same-day registration beginning at 7 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female runners. The top three runners in each age category will receive a gold, silver or bronze medal. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 day of the race. The race will start and finish behind NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Ave. For information, go to ancientcityrr.org.

“Pinwheel Parade”: The “Pinwheel Parade” March against Child Abuse will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) Hutson Family Campus. There will be a ceremonial “parade” around the campus, free children’s activities and information for parents. The St. Johns County Sheriff Office will be providing a helicopter (pending weather conditions), Sheriff Explorers will pass out fingerprint kits to parents and two deputies from the Crisis Negotiation Team will be there with their command center.

Open Horse Show: The St. Johns County Horse Council is sponsoring their annual Open Horse Show at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center in Hastings. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and cost $10 per class. Classes include halter, English and Western pleasure, jumping and trail course classes. Food and drinks will be available. For information, call Ali Smith at 588-8017 or email [email protected]

Environmental and Climate Challenge Day: An Environmental and Climate Challenge Day, a family-friendly day celebrating the environment, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia St. There will be speakers, exhibitors, food vendors, music, art, a dolphin-rescue exhibit from Marineland and a traveling zoo. The event is free.

Art on the Lawn: The Starving Artist, 28 Cuna St., will host its annual Art on the Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local artists will be outside painting, doing pottery and working on their art. Author Ron Whittington will sign copies of his latest book. Live music by T and The Kettles will be from noon to 5 p.m. The event is free.

Farmers Market: First Coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Ave., will host a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring locally grown vegetables and fruits, datil pepper and barbecue sauces, succulents, fresh baked goods, jewelry and crafts. For information, call 547-3386 or email [email protected]

GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike: GTM Research Reserve volunteers will host a trail hike from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. through the Guana Trail, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. There is a $3 parking fee. For information, call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com.

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

Ponte Vedra Antique Appraisal Showcase: The Ponte Vedra Antique Appraisal Showcase will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. Appraisers will review fine art, coins, jewelry, toys, cars, books and general antiques. The cost is $10 for up to two items per patron. For information, call Carolyn Hirsch at 285-3957.

Cinematic Swashbuckler Errol Flynn Celebration: The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the pirate film classic, “Captain Blood” starring Errol Flynn beginning at 5 p.m. The festivities will feature a book signing in the court yard with museum founder Pat Croce. Live music by Dirty James, sword fighting demonstrations and a screening of “Captain Blood” will continue at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. The evening also features “Captain Blood” trivia, an Errol Flynn look-alike contest, specialty drinks at the Taberna, a talk about rum and grog, Captain Mayhem, the pirate magician, and plenty of pirates. Admission is free to all events. For information, call 819-1444 or go to thepiratemuseum.com.

Gin Cocktails and Mixology Workshops: The St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia St., will host two workshops at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The workshops will explain gin’s history, its various categories, how the distillery’s New World Gin is created and show participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to the Happenings section of the distillery website. For information, call 825-4962 or go to staugustinedistillery.com.

Trey Dees’ American Bandstand: Trey Dees’ American Bandstand Show will take audiences on a fantastic journey down memory lane to one of the greatest decades of music. The show includes music by all the great names and stars of the 1960’s and beyond, including Elvis, Englebert, Tom Jones, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Barry and Fats Domino. The show starts at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children 10 and under. For information, call 824-8874 or go to oldfloridamuseum.com.

Ballroom Dancing: The St. Augustine Ballroom Dance Association will host an evening of dancing in elegant style featuring the music of Roy Olsson’s Nostalgia band from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive. Entertainment for the evening will feature champion dancers Richard Olszewski and Maria Harrington. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and coffee will be served at the second break. Admission is $15 for guests. Appropriate guest attire is a dark business suit with tie for the men and a cocktail dress for the women. Members wear formal attire. For information, call President Hal Sommer at 823-0719 or Dennis and Mary Larimore at 825-4902.

Old City Farmers Market: The Old City Farmers Market, located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods and plants. The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 471-3733.

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.

Live Music at Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host live bands from North Florida from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

El Galeón: Visitors can tour a full-sized replica of a 16th-century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Sunday, April 12

20th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival: Non-stop music and award-winning scrumptious barbecue take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Dr. Live performances include The Rivernecks and The Committee. Admission is $5. Kids 13 and under and active military are free. For information, call 417-8470 or go to rhythmandribs.net.

Walk on the Wild Side of Anastasia State Park: Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South, will host a two-hour guided tour along the beautiful shoreline, through the sand dunes, along the boardwalk, over the salt marsh and through the maritime hammock and estuarine habitats of Salt Run. The walk begins at 9 a.m. from the beach parking lot at the end of the main park road. The walk is free with the regular park admission of $8 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 single-occupant vehicle and $2 for bicyclists. For information, call 461-2033 or go to floridastateparks.org/park/Anastasia.

Rhythms of Life: Spirit Breath Community Dance will host free-form dancing each Sunday. Attendees can stomp, rock, sashay and twirl to varied play lists. Warm up is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. and dance is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Cultural Arts Studio near the St. Augustine Beach Pier. The cost is free, but a donation of $5 is suggested. For information, call Gayle at 471-1585.

Play Petanque: 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.

Salt Air Farmers Market: Marineland Marina will host a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An array of produce, seafood, sauces, jams and cheese art will be available. For information, go to saltairfarmersmarket.com.

Funday Sunday: Funday Sunday at Mardi Gras Sports Bar will feature live music on the porch, cornhole boards in the parking lot. antique car and bike shows, the famous “Bikini Babes Bike & Car Wash” plus food and drink specials.

Reggae Sundays: Mystic Dino and The Reggae Swat Team will play from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Conch House Marina Resort, 57 Comares Ave. Reggae Sundays continue each Sunday through Sept. 27. For information, call 829-8646 or go to conch-house.com to view the schedule.

El Galeón: Visitors can tour a full-sized replica of a 16th-century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire. It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Monday, April 13

Coffee House Meet & Greet: The Tale Tellers will host a meet and greet from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Coffee Company, 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. For information, call 471-0179 or 386-446-4909.

Line Dancing Lessons: The Riverview Club, 790 Cristina Drive, will host line dancing lessons every Monday (excluding holidays). Beginner lessons are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and dancing continues until 9 p.m. The fee is $35 for a six-week session or $6 per night. For information, call 794-2000 or Renie Roach at 436-5799.

El Galeón: Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

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

Mash Lab Mondays: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host Mash Lab Mondays with DJ Thor from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will feature live musicians, singers and guest DJs, plus Happy Hour drink specials all night.

Tuesday, April 14

Teen Movie Club: Teen Movie Club will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. This month’s meeting will discuss the “unlimited possibilities” in making J.R.R. Tolkien’s richly written, but very short “The Hobbit” into three separate films. Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend. The event will feature a screening of the newly released final chapter of “The Hobbit” written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film is rated PG-13. For information, call the library at 827-6950.

Book Discussion: Co-authors David B. Axelrod, Lenny Schneir and Carol Thomas will give a talk on their book “Merlin Stone Remembered,” a Nonfiction Florida Book Award gold medal winner, about the late Merlin Stone — a celebrated feminist, author and sculptor of the 1970s. The discussion and book signing will be held at 6 p.m. in Flagler College’s Solarium, in Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King St. For information, email Laura Stevenson Dumas at [email protected] or go to merlinstone.org.

Comedy Night at the Corazon: The Corazon Cinema and Cafe will host Comedy Night at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. This month’s comedians are Preacher Jovan Lawson, Jim Neil and Travis Smith.

Romanza Gathering: The next monthly Romanza Gathering will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Restaurant, 98 St. George St. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the Columbia and a cash bar will be available. This month’s featured entertainer will be Dennis Fermin of Fermin Spanish Guitar. The networking program is open to all individuals and cultural organizations. For information, go to romanzafestivale.com.

Tuesday Bluesday: The Tempo Bar & Restaurant will host Tuesday Bluesday every Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. The event features live blues with The Bluez Dudez and Friends.

El Galeón: Tour a full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Stand Up Paddleboard: Anastasia Watersports, 850 Anastasia Park Road, offers a group stand up paddleboard lesson at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. After a short tutorial, the group embarks on a two-hour easy paddle through Salt Run. The cost is $40. For information, call 460-9111.

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

Trivia Tuesday: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host Trivia Tuesday with Trivia Nation from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The weekly event will feature trivia from the 1980s and 1990s. There will be prizes for the winners, plus food and drink specials all night.

Wednesday, April 15

Musical Madness for Kids: Musical Madness for Kids presents Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s String Quintet at 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Kindergartners through 5th graders and their caregivers are invited to celebrate the magic that is music.

El Galeón: Tour a full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For
information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

Wednesday Market: The Wednesday 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.

Speakeasy Wednesday: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host Speakeasy Wednesday with Chase Rideman from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The evening will be be filled with dancing, themed music from the era and classic cocktails. Guests can dress up for the evening and recreate an infatuation with the good old days of Prohibition.

Open Mic: Americana blues artist Denny Blue will host Open Mic Night at Paula’s Beach Side Grill on A1A in Cresent Beach from 6 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, April 16

Sean Forbes at FSDB: The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Physical Education Department will host deaf hip-hop artist Sean Forbes, who will perform his latest show, “Deaf and Loud,” at 7:30 p.m. in Kirk Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with free admission for children under age 10.

Family Storytime: Family Storytime will be held at 11 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Storytime will feature a special guest reader, Assistant County Administrator, Jerry Cameron, with a special activity provided by Ms. Gail, Bird Island Park volunteer and member of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.

El Galeón: Tour a full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish tall ship. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galeón Andalucia is open for daily tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for youths. For information, call 824-1606 or go to elgaleon.org.

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

Live Jazz and Swing: Panama Hatties, 361 A1A Beach Blvd., will host live jazz and swing at 4:30 p.m. featuring The Boston Connection every week. For information, call 471-2192.

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

Stand Up Paddleboard: Anastasia Watersports, 850 Anastasia Park Road, offers a group stand up paddleboard lesson at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. After a short tutorial, the group embarks on a two-hour easy paddle through Salt Run. The cost is $40. For information, call 460-9111.

Karaoke Thursday: Mardi Gras Sports Bar, 123 San Marco Ave., will host karaoke with DJ Rob St. John from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a weekly karaoke contest through March 26. The finals will be held April 2, where weekly winners will compete for $600 in cash prizes.