Weekly Events Roundup – September 26 – October 2

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Friday, Sept. 26

Dinner and dance: The Palm Coast VFW, 47 Old Kings Road, will host a dinner and dance from 5 to 6 p.m. with a choice of chicken piccata or scallops at St. Jacques. Tim Rippey will be featured. Tickets are $18 and the event is open to the public. For information, call 386-446-8696.

Cecchini Gallery Tour: Award-winning Italian artist, Stefano Cecchini, will be at the Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova St., as part of the Kessler Collection Fall Gallery Tour from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception. For information, call 888-472-6312 or go to kesslercollection.com.

Live at the Larimer: A monthly musical showcase hosted by the Arts Council, Live at the Larimer features singer/songwriter Jimi McKenzie to the Scarlett-Hill Theatre. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door. The Larimer Arts Center is located at 216 Reid St. For information, call 386-328-8998 or go to artsinputnam.org.

OOPS: The Bronson-Mulholland House, 100 Madison St., presents the fourth annual Occupation of Palatka (OOPS.) This Civil War re-enactment is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 386-329-0140.

Dinner for the Birds: HAWKE will host its 19th annual Dinner for the Birds to support its mission of wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and environmental education. Dinner is at 7 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave. Reservations are required. For information, call 692-1777.

Turtle Talk: Celebrate the beginning of Turtle Season and join a park ranger at Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, 3100 S. Oceanshore Blvd., to learn about these remarkable creatures. Turtle talk is from 4 to 5 p.m. and reservations are required. Admission is the regular park entrance fee of $5. For information, call 386-517-2086 or go to floridastateparks.org.

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.

Yappy Hour: Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center will host the grand finale of the three-part Yappy Hour Summer Series at Creekside Dinery, 160 Nix Boat Yard Road. Yappy Hour will include a grand prize drawing and a silent auction. The grand finale will be from 5 to 7 p.m. For information, call 209-6190 or go to facebook.com/fosjcpc.

Opening Reception: Collaborative work will be shown in unique, dynamic synergy by creative photographer Ann Kemp and kiln-formed glass artist Denise Murphy. The show’s opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Main Gallery at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. For information, go to ccpvb.org.

gRAND oPENING: The Corazon Cinema and Cafe will host its grand opening beginning at 11 a.m. for lunch and then will have two opening night films. “Life if Beautiful” will start at 7 p.m. and “The Usual Suspects” will start at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 407-929-1061.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Comedy Club: Terry T. Harris will perform with Shay Clemmons at the Comedy Club, 828 Anastasia Blvd. at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Harris has performed on B.E.T. and other local venues. For information, call 461-8843 or go to thegypsycomedyclub.com.

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

Uptown Saturday Night: On the last Saturday of each month, businesses along San Marco Avenue remain open after normal hours to showcase their products while serving refreshments and more. Live music, artists and special showings are from 5 to 9 p.m. For information, call 824-3152.

Featured Artists: Teri Tompkins and Jan Neff will be the featured artists of Neff Jewelers and 7 Rohde Ave. Art Gallery for Uptown Saturday Night. For information, call 829-5003 or go to neffjewelers.com.

Public Lands Day: Join thousands of volunteers across the country and take part in the 21st annual National Public Lands Day at Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Road, where 250 long-leaf pines and 250 wire-grass plugs will be planted around the park. Public Lands Day is from 9 a.m. to noon, and admission is free. For information, call 386-446-6783 or go to floridastateparks.org.

Poets for Change: The Florida Heritage Book Festival will host a Poets for Change panel discussion with the Ancient City Poets at Flagler College from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. The discussion will be at Markland House, 102 King St. and is free. For information, go to fhbookfest.com.

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.

Downtown Bazaar: The Downtown Bazaar features an evening of fine art, unique artisan crafts, live music, belly dancers and mystifying magic. The bazaar is held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St. The event is free and open to the public. For information, go to thedowntownbazaar.com.

Bookfest: Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writer’s Conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Flagler College. Old Town Trolley will offer free trolley rides from the parking garage to Ringhaver Student Center. For information, go to fhbookfest.com.

Museum Day Live: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., will be open free of charge as a part of Smithsonian magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day Live. The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. For information, call 829-3575 or go to ximenezfatiohouse.org.

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

Estuaries Day: Ripple Effect partners at the GRM-NERR will celebrate National Estuaries Day at the Guana River with beach walks, a tech cafe and family-oriented clinics on environmental responsibility and stewardship. The celebration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an eco tour starts at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 347-1565 or go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

EMMA CONCERT: The a capella group Swingle Singers will perform at 8 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. The cost is $35. For information, call 797-2800 or go to emmaconcerts.com.

CLEAN WATER MUSIC FEST: From noon to 11 p.m., the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 State Road A1A North, will host 20 bands indoor and outdoor concerts. A donation of $0 to $15 is suggested. For information, go to my.charitywater.org/CleanWaterMusicFest3.

Sunday, Sept. 28

Portrait Painting Classes: Teri Tompkins will teach a portrait painting classes from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Art Studio. 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 mttompkins@msn.com.

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

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.

Writing Workshop: Ann Kiyonaga-Razon will lead this Plant-A-Poem workshop from 1:45 to 3 p.m. at the Gallery Café, 1974 U.S. 1. Registration is at the door and admission is $10. Bring a pen and paper. For information, call 501-0043 or email poetplantpress@yahoo.com.

Open Mic: The local observation of 100 Thousand Poets for Change will conclude with an Open Mic starting at 3 p.m. at City Coffee Company, 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Everyone is invited to share a poem on the subject of change. The reading will be held renga style with no emcee or sign-up sheet. The event will end when everyone has had an opportunity to share. For information, call 501-0043 or email poetplantpress@yahoo.com.

Portrait Painting Classes: Teri Tompkins will teach portrait painting classes from 3 to 6 p.m. at The Art Studio. 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 mttompkins@msn.com.

Music in the Box: Asyln and The Naysayers will kick off the Limelight Theatre’s Music in the Box series from 8 to 11 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5. Refreshments will be available for purchase. For information, call 825-1164.

Food & Wine Festival: St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) members will present signature dishes and tastings of more than 1,000 wines at the Council on Aging River House, 179 Marine St. The festival is from noon to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. For information, go to coasjc.com.

Jazz Jam: The St. Augustine Jazz Society will host its September Jazz Jam from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Royal St. Augustine Clubhouse, 301 Royal St. Augustine Parkway. The St. Augustine High School Jazz Ambassadors will be featured. For information, call 471-3496.

Meeting & Social: Current and prospective members of the St. Augustine Community Chorus are invited to the annual Community Chorus Business Meeting and Social at 3:30 p.m. at the North Florida Regional Airport Conference Center, 4730 Casa Cola Way. For information, call 484-4960 or email ntoensmann@yahoo.com.

CAR SHOW: The 12th annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way. The show will include a 50th anniversary celebration of the Mustang. For information, call 285-2004.

Monday, Sept. 29

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.

September Show: The September show at the Larimer Arts Center presented by the Arts Council of Greater Palatka features two very different artists with two very different ways of presenting art to the viewer. Works by Evelyn Snyder and Donna Grasso will have its final display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 386-328-8998 or go to artsinputnam.org.

Stars for Kids: Hammock Beach Resort, 200 Ocean Crest Drive, will host its annual “Stars for Kids” Gala from 5 to 8 p.m. Major League Baseball players including Hall of Famers will be special guests. The event includes dinner, auctions and optional golf the next day. For information, go to thegreatestsave.org.

Story Time: The Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1, will host a musical lap-sit program with songs, stories, fingerplays, and parachute games for babies and toddlers. All little ones are welcome to attend story time at 10:15 a.m. For information, call 827-6925.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

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

Kayaking: Ripple Effects will guide an eco tour on Pelicer Creek from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is $55 for adults and $45 for youth. Ages 15 and younger are free. Admission includes guide service, entrance to the park and kayaking equipment. Kayaking will be at Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Faver-Dykes Road. For information, call 347-1565 or go to rippleeffectecotours.com.

Gentle Stretching: Registration is not required for Gentle Stretching with Lenore at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library, 1960 N Ponce De Leon Blvd. The class is free. Participants are asked to wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat. For information, call 827-6940.

Young Writer’s Club: Kids and teens are invited to practice various types of writing in a fun, relaxed environment at 3:30 p.m. at the Hastings Branch Library, 6195 S Main St. For information, call 827-6970.

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

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.

Wreath Design: Learn to design and construct a fall mesh ribbon wreath. The cost is $40. Supplies are included. Wreath design will be at First Coast Technical College St. Augustine Campus, 2980 Collins Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 547-3282 or email comm.enrich@fctc.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast: Chefs in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches will add zest to dining in Northeast Florida during the 5th Annual Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast month long dining event. Flavors showcases the signature and heritage-inspired dishes that are the hallmark of the area’s culinary offerings with prix fixe (fixed price) dining options at more than 30 participating restaurants. For information, go to historiccoastflavors.com.

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.

Art Classes: Every Wednesday, Washington Oaks State Park, 6400 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., will painting courses with Joan F. Tasca. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is due Nov. 7. For information, call 794-2594 or go to joanftasca.com.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Lost Skills: The St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents Leather Smithing Class as a part of the Lost Skills Workshop Series. The Leather Smithing class is from 6 to 8 p.m. will cover an array of techniques including hand stitching, riveting, cutting and edging. Tickets are $50. For information, call 349-5638 or email lbethea@sjcfl.us.

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

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

Auditions: A Classic Theatre Inc. will hold auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” Auditions are from Oct. 2 to Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A S. Those auditioning should bring current photo or headshot and be prepared to read from scripts. For information, call 829-5807 or go to aclassictheatre.org.

‘An Evening with the Harns:’ At 7 p.m.,the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave., will host an evening of Victorian culture at the grand opening of its newest exhibit “At Home with the Harns.” Tickets are $125 for nonmembers and $100. For information, call 829-0745 or go to StAugustineLighthouse.org.

Wreath Design: Learn to design and construct a Fall Mesh Ribbon Wreath where you can add your own personal touches. The cost is $40. Supplies are incldued. Wreath design will be at First Coast Technical College Putnam County Campus, 146 Comfort Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call 386-326-9000 or email comm.enrich@fctc.edu.

BALLROOM DANCE COMPETITION: Renaissance World Golf Village will host the 24th Annual First Coast Classic Dancesport Championship where ballroom and Latin dancers from around the U.S. and beyond compete for $100,000 in cash prizes. Ticket prices start at $25. For information call 338-9200 or go to firstcoastclassic.com.