Events Calendar for March 20-26

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Friday, March 20

Woman’s Exchange Spring Luncheons: Guests can enjoy a special luncheon in the gardens of the historic Pena-Peck House, 143 St. George St. Doors to the gift shop open at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon is served at noon. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and include $5 fun money for shopping. For information, call 829-5064 or go to penapeckhouse.com.

13th annual Lenten Fish & Shrimp Fry: Our Lady of Good Counsel Church will host a Friday Fish & Shrimp Fry during Lent. The event features a choice of fried or baked cod fillets or large shrimp with all the trimmings. Adult meals are $11 and children fare sells for $3. Dine-in or take-out is available. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with dinner served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, 5950 State Road 16.

‘BeachGrass’ Concert: Uncle Eddie & Robin, a husband-and-wife musical duo, will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Coffee House, 2487 A1A South from 7 to 9 p.m. Eddie and Robin Mahonen will perform their own eclectic blend of music, which incorporates classic folk, rock and bluegrass and their own original songs. For information, call 461-3541.

‘The Boys Next Door’: Limelight Theatre will present “The Boys Next Door” at 7:30 p.m. on the Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave. The St. Augustine Distillery will provide free samples of gin and vodka before the show and during intermission. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

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.

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

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, March 21

‘The Boys Next Door’: Limelight Theatre will present “The Boys Next Door” at 7:30 p.m. on the Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

Writers Association Meeting: The Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Main Library in St. Augustine. The speaker will be Arliss Ryan, who will explain how to turn factual research into riveting fiction, something she has accomplished in her four novels. She is the author of “Sanctuary,” “The Secret Confessions of Anne Shakespeare,” “How (Not) to Have a Perfect Wedding” and “The Kingsley House.” Library doors open at 10 a.m.

Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach: GTM Research Reserve docents will host a beach exploration from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach.  Participants will learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. For information, call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com.

 Second Annual Commemoration of the Founding of Fort Mose: Fort Mose, 15 Fort Mose Trail, will celebrate the March 1738 official sanction of the fort and the emancipation of Francisco Menendez and his Spanish militia by Governor Manuel de Montiano. Living history programs and weapons demonstrations take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Re-enactments of Governor Montiano founding the village and fort of Mose will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Museum admission is $2 per adult, children age 5 and younger are free. The heritage events are free. For information, call 823-2232 or go to floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Mose.

10th Annual Festival of Chariots: The Festival of Chariots will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon with a parade in downtown that starts and ends at the Plaza de la Constitucion. In addition to the colorful parade, the festival will feature Indian food and a cultural program including a short theatrical production, professional Indian dancers and Indian music from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Nocatee Farmers Market: The Nocatee Farmer’s Market, 245 Little River Road, Ponte Vedra, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free family-friendly event has over 80 local vendors selling everything from produce, crafts, jewelry, herbs and unique foods. Free face painting will be available for the little ones, along with bounce house. For information, go to nocatee.com.

Photography Challenge Event: Photographers will compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the ranger station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Park volunteers will select the winning photo, which will then be displayed at the Visitors Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle and $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. For information, call 609-247-8146 or go to floridastateparks.org/park/Washington-Oaks.

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour: Visitors can tour the Tolomato Cemetery, 16 Cordova St., the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, go to tolomatocemetery.com.

3rd Annual Falcon Regiment Sheepshead Derby: The Falcon Regiment Booster Association will host a Sheepshead Derby fishing tournament at 4 p.m. at the Vilano Beach Pier, 260 Vilano Road, to benefit the Pedro Menendez High School Marching band. The entry fee is $25 for adults with children 12 and under fishing for free with a paying adult. For information, call 669-8791.

Castillo by Candlelight — Sisters and Survivors: The Castillo de San Marcos will commemorate 450 years of St. Augustine history by joining the National Park Service for an evening program celebrating Women’s History Month. Tours depart from the ticket booth at 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45 and 8 p.m.  Tour tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be purchased at the ticket booth or by calling 829-6506, ext. 232. Tickets are $8 for age 16 and up; $4 per child ages 5-15; and free for children under age 5. For information, go to nps.gov/casa.

St. Anastasia Concert Series: St. Anastasia Catholic Church, 5205 A1A South, will conclude its 5th concert season with the music of Bach and Dvorak with a free concert at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Shannon McKay, Cathedral Basilica organist and pianist, and Helen Morin, violinist. Local cellest Brittany Maroney will make a guest appearance. The concert is open to the public. Free parking is available. For information, call 471-5364.

Commemorative Trail Ride: The St. Johns County Horse Council will host the third trail ride of the 450th Commemorative Trail Rides at Star 4 Ranch on County Road 208. The trail is 6 or 10 miles and camping is available for the ride. The first riders are out at 9 a.m. The ride is $10 for members. For information, call Judy Simms at 692-3795 or email [email protected]

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants will host a program inspired by the ever-popular “Downton Abbey” at 2 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Cathy and Marilyn, members of Las Adelfas Circle of the Garden Club of St. Augustine, will show participants how to combine food and flowers to make fun springtime arrangements with a “Downton Abbey” twist. For information, call 827-6950.

Roger Bansemer Reception: The Georgia Nick Gallery, 11 A Aviles St., will host a reception and painting demonstration for artist Roger Bansemer from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 342-2186 or go to georgianickgallery.com.

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, March 22

St. Augustine Record Fair: The St. Augustine Record Fair will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. The fair features new and used merchandise from many regional dealers. Items for sale include music memorabilia and collectibles, turntable supplies, posters, CDs and tons of vinyl records. Local bands will perform. DJ sets by Jake Brown of Hear Hear DJs will entertain and a bounce house, art activities and face painting will be on site for kids. Food and drinks will be available for purchase and there is ample free parking. Admission is free. For information, call 209-0367 or go to staugamphitheatre.com.

‘The Boys Next Door’: Limelight Theatre will present “The Boys Next Door” at 2 p.m. on the Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

Marineland Ecological Kayak Tour: Paddle through winding tidal creeks and find peace in nature while learning about the diverse environment from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane. An experienced guide will provide a great introduction to this National Estuarine Research Reserve. Admission is $55 for adults and $45 for children ages 15 and under. For information, call 347-1565 or go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

Films that Make a Difference: Films that Make a Difference will launch its Spring 2015 series with a documentary, “Children of the Civil Rights,” at 2 p.m. at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 76 Lovett St. There will be a panel discussion following the film with the director, Julia Clifford, and other civil rights activists. For information, call 254-9524.

134th Annual Spring Fair at St. Ambrose Catholic Church: Experience the coming of spring at this venerable fair from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 6070 Church Road, Elkton. Food includes Minorcan pilau and Minorcan clam chowder. Entertainment will be provided by Red River Band. Parking and admission are free.

EMMA Concert Performance: Prize-winning Ukrainian pianist Stanislav Khristenko will bring his amazing talent to St. Augustine at 2 p.m. at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. Tickets are $30. For information, call 797-2800 or go to emmaconcerts.com.

Chalupa Christening: Handcrafted by volunteers over the past three years, an authentic replica of a 17th-century Spanish workboat known as a chalupa will be christened at St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave. The christening ceremonies take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission to the christening is free. For information, call 829-3168 or go to staugmaritimeheritage.org.

Reggae Sundays: De Lions of Jah 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.

Bird Walk at Anastasia State Park: Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South, will host a guided walk at 8:30 a.m. Participants will observe a variety of shore birds, hammock birds and marsh birds while walking the beach, boardwalks and nature trails. The walk is free with the regular park admission of $8 per vehicle with 2 to 8 occupants, $4 for single-occupant vehicles, and $2 for bicyclists. For information, call 461-2033 or go to floridastateparks.org/park/Anastasia.

Roger Bansemer Reception: The Georgia Nick Gallery, 11 A Aviles St., will host a reception and painting demonstration for artist Roger Bansemer from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call 342-2186 or go to georgianickgallery.com.

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.

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, March 23

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, March 24

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, March 25

Sarah McLachlan Concert: Multi-platinum and three-time Grammy award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan will perform at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Doors open at 6 p.m. Her “Shine On Tour” provides the perfect platform for showcasing the incredible talents of one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50. For information, call 209-0367 or go to staugamphitheatre.com.

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, March 26

‘The Boys Next Door’: Limelight Theatre will present “The Boys Next Door” at 7:30 p.m. on the Matuza Main Stage, 11 Old Mission Ave. For reservations, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

Tom Papa in Concert: The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, will host comedian Tom Papa at 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on live stage. Tickets for the first 10 rows are $39.50 and all remaining rows are $29.50. For information, call 209-0399 or go to pvconcerthall.com.

Author Steve Berry Historical Society Fundraiser: Author Tristan MacDonald will host a meet-and-greet from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave. He will be signing copies of his latest book “Into My Fourth Quarter — Going for Overtime.” Books will be available for purchase for $10 for black and white and $25 for color. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. For reservations, call 824-7211.

Third Day with Brandon Heath: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, will host award-winning Christian music group Third Day with guest Brandon Heath at 7 p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $75 for seated pit. For information, call 209-0367 or go to staugamphitheatre.com.

Galeria Lyons To Host Benefit: Galeria Lyons, 41-B King St., will present “An Evening of Art” to benefit Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission to the event is free with complimentary wine and chocolates available. A percentage of sales of art and jewelry will be donated to Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. Actor, artist and animal advocate Loretta Swit will be the special guest at the event. Swit, who is perhaps best-known for her iconic role as “Hotlips” Houlihan on the award-winning show M.A.S.H., will have her original paintings and jewelry available for purchase. Other featured artists include Shep Harmon and Denis Pellerin. 

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 E.T. Swings the Thing Band alternating with 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.