Weekly Events Roundup – September 12 – September 18

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Friday, Sept. 12

Butterfly Happening and Plant Sale: The Native Gardens Nursery, 1660 County Road 13A in Elkton, invites observers to see many different butterfly species in their natural habitat and discover the importance of native plants from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 692-3927 or go to nativeplantconsulting.com.

Heritage Event: The First Muster heritage event commemorates the initial muster of America’s military in September 1565. The event will be at 3 p.m. on the parade grounds in front of the Florida Naitonal Guard headquarters in the St. Francis Barracks, 82 Marine St. Admission to the event and St. Francis Barracks Museum is free. For information, call 877-352-4478.

Farmers market at World Golf village: The World Golf Village Associates, One Golf Place, will host the farmers market at the Pool of Unity, adjacent to the entrances to the Hall of Fame and Imax Theater from 3 to 7 p.m. For information, go to worldgolfhalloffame.org.

Be your own Scientist: Kids, ages 3 to 7, are invited to learn about the science of colors at the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 SeaGrove Main St. Kids will hear fun stories and participate in hands-on activities. Be your own scientist begins at 3:30 p.m. For information, call 209-3730.

Tim Rippey: Vocalist Tim Rippey will perform at the Palm Coast VFW, 6184 U.S. 1 South. There is a cover charge of $3 per person for nonmembers plus the price of dinner, which will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. For information, call 797-5267.

Cava Reception and Dinner: Part of the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival, the elegant evening begins with cavas (sparkling wine) and Spanish-inspired hors d’oeuvres, then transitions into an elegant dinner with Spanish wine served with each course. Dinner is at 6 p.m. at the Treasury on the Plaza, 24 Cathedral Place. For information, call 209-4227 or go to spanishwinefestival.com.

‘Man of La Mancha:’ Alhambra Theatre and Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., will host an opening night gala of the Tony Award winning show, “Man of La Mancha.” Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Pre-show reception includes free champagne, appetizers and a post-show dessert meet and greet with the cast. Tickets are $59. For information, call 641-1212 or go to alhambrajax.com.

‘Avenue Q:’ City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, presents a hilarious modern musical using live actors and muppets. “Avenue Q” begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $25. For information, call 386-585-9415 or go to crtpalmcoast.com.

Ladies night: Mardi Gras Sports Bar will host Ladies Night at 9:30 p.m. with DJ Robbie St. John playing requests on 50-inch screens. For information, call 823-8806 or go to mardibar.com.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Endless Summer Run at Anastasia State Park: The 11th annual 10K (6.2 mile) run and 5K (3.1 mile) beach run/walk starts at 7:30 a.m. and goes through Anastasia State Park. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 on race day. For information, call 461-2033 and go to endlesssummerrun.org.

Run Diva: Run Diva, a 5K run event to benefit the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, begins at 8 a.m. and will be at Nocatee Town Center, 100 Marketside Ave. Registration, which ends today, is $30 per runner. For information, call 305-4777 or go to ultimateracinginc.com/ultimate_racing_inc/Run_Diva.html.

Guided Cultural Hike: The GTM Research Reserve will host a trail walk from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The trail walk will be one and a half miles and will leave from the GTM Research Reserve’s Trailhead Pavilion. For information, call 823-4500.

Old City Farmers Market: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 State Road A1A South, will host the Old City Farmers Market. Features include 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.

Cruisin’ to the Creek: The First Coast Car Council’s 28th annual event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trout Creek Marina, 6550 State Road 13. It started out raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association before selecting the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville as the charity benefactor. It is free and open to the public. For information, call 342-2471.

Plant Sale: The Friends of Washington Oaks will hold the Second Saturday plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. in Palm Coast. Regular park entrance fees apply. For information, call 386-446-6783.

Butterfly happening and plant sale: Observe and learn to identify butterflies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Native Gardens Nursery, 1660 County Road 13A South in Elkton. There is also a plant sale. The event is free to attend. For information, call 692-3927 or go to nativeplantconsulting.com.

Wine Tasting and Battle: The final events of the weeklong Spanish Wine Festival will be held at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center. The Grand Tasting will feature more than 100 Spanish wines and will be from 2–5 p.m. at the Promenade between the parking garage and the Visitor Information Center. The cost is $35 in advance and $45 at the door. The Batalla de Vino (Wine Battle) will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Francis Field. The cost is $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. For information, call 209-4227 or go to spanishwinefestival.com.

Librarians in the Movies: To celebrate National Library Card Sign up Month, the Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., will show a favorite librarian movie featuring Noah Wyle. The show begins at 2 p.m. and is free. For information, call 209-3730.

Gamble Jam: Jam out at the Second Saturday Gamble Jam from 3 p.m. to sunset at the Intracoastal Pavilion on the day use side of the park at 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd. in Flagler Beach. All musicians are encouraged to bring instruments and join the circle for an acoustic jam session. For information, call 386-517-2086 or go to floridastateparks.org.

Tango Classes: Dancing with Victoria Studio will host Argentine Tango Classes at the studio, 2600 U.S. 1 South. Beginner’s level class at 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.

Comedy Club: Tim Kidd with Luke Schans will be tonight’s performance at 9 p.m. at The Gypsy Comedy Club, 828 Anastasia Blvd. Kidd has been featured on MTV. Tickets are $12. For information, call 461-8843 or go to thegypsycomedyclub.com.

‘Avenue Q:’ City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, presents a modern musical using live actors and muppets. “Avenue Q” begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and $25. For information, call 386-585-9415 or go to crtpalmcoast.com.

Sunday, Sept. 14

Birds of Anastasia State Park: Led by an Anastasia State Park volunteer, the walk is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and open to all participants. Meet at the Island Beach Shop and Grill Pavilion. Regular park admission applies. For information, go to floridastateparks.org.

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

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

Portrait Painting Classes: At The Art Studio, from 3 to 6 p.m., Teri Tompkins will teach portrait painting classes. The class is designed to gain valuable portrait skills. All ages and experience levels are welcome. The cost is $25. For information, call 347-9150 or email [email protected]

‘Avenue Q:’ City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, presents a modern musical using live actors and muppets. “Avenue Q” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the City Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $15 and $25. For information, call 386-585-9415 or go to crtpalmcoast.com.

Monday, Sept. 15

Merchant/Art Walk: The Merchant/Art Walk starts at L.Y.M.I. Oddities, 305 A1A Beach Blvd., and ends at the Sunshine Shop, 645 A1A Beach Blvd., and is from 5 to 8 p.m. For information, call 315-4431 or go to lymioddities.com.

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

Book Club: The Bartram Trail Book Club, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss Dave Eggers’ “Zeitoun.” The nonfiction book is about Hurricane Katrina and the book’s main character, Abdulrahman Zeitoun. For information, call 827-6960 or go to sjcpls.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

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

Palencia Elementary School FORE: The charity kid’s golf tournament benefits technology and curricula enhancements at Palencia Elementary School, 355 Palencia Village Drive. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For information, call 654-7292 or go to PalenciaElementaryPTO.weebly.com.

Family Storytime: Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., families with young children are invited to come out to enjoy songs and dance with Ms. Anne at the St. Johns County Public Library System, 101 Library Blvd. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

Nemours Brightstart Screenings: Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to receive a 10-minute free early literacy screening at the library, 101 Library Blvd., courtesy of Nemours BrightStart. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first serve basis by a representative of Nemours. For information, call 827-6950 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.

Teen Anime Club: Teens, grades 6 to 12, are invited to the Bartram Trail Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., for Teen Anime Club. Refreshments will be provided. The club starts at 6 p.m. For information, call 827-6960 or go to sjcpls.org.

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Music by the Sea: Live music will play from 6 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Navy Pride will play with food available for purchase from Coquina Beach Surf Club. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and towels for seating. Admission and parking are free. For information, call 347-8007 or go to thecivicassociation.org.

Workshop: The St. Johns Cultural Council will host a workshop about obtaining cultural grants at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 State Road A1A South. The workshop is free and open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. For information, call 808-7330.

Drawing Courses: Washington Oaks State Park will host Joan Tasca’s Drawing and Painting Courses. Participants will learn the fundamentals of drawing. Classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. For information, call 794-2594.

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.

Wednesday Market: At St. Johns Pier Park, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., more than 70 merchants will sell goods like local produce, arts, crafts and clothing. The event is free. For information, call 347-8007.

Book Sale: From 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the St. Johns County Library, 101 Library Blvd., will host a book sale. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Play Pétanque: Hosted by the Boules de Leon Petanque Club, petanque is played every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lighthouse Park, 201 Red Cox Road. Loaner balls and lessons are provided. For information, call 537-1999.

Book Sale: From 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., the St. Johns County Library, 101 Library Blvd., will host a book sale. For information, call 827-6950 or go to sjcpls.org.

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

Art Lecture: The St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., will launch the new season with a lecture on the Art and Illuminations of “The St. John’s Bible.” The talk features David Allaway, director of The St. John’s Bible Heritage Program. For information, call 824-2310 or go to staaa.org.

‘The Addams Family:’ The play, “The Addams Family” opens at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave. Opening night will include a themed dinner at Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave. Dinner is $60 per person. For information, call 825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.

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