Calendar of Events

PROGRAMS FROM OUR COUNTY RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT

JAWS OF THE SEA
Tues * Oct 2, Thurs Oct 4,
Tues * Oct 16, Tues * Oct 30
All at 10 to 11 a.m. 
At our Nease Beachfront Park, 3171 Coastal Highway.  The County Recreation and Parks Department along with Marineland Dolphin Adventure for an interactive beach walk all about sharks.  Learn about shark biology, common sharks of our area, local shark research, human encounters with sharks.  Look for shark’s teeth.  Free, but please register.  Info:  Kely Ussia, (904) 209-0335, [email protected].

SALTWATER FISHING -- HOW TO
Wed * Oct 17 – Casting
Wed * Oct 24 – How to Assemble a Fishing Rig
Wed * Oct 31 – How to Pick a Good Fishing Spot
Wed * Nov 7 – Traps and Nets
Wed * Nov 14 – Cooking Your Catch
Free.  All from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Usina Boat Ramp, 603 Euclid Avenue, North Beach.  Learn ins and outs of saltwater fishing.  The classes will cover all the above and more.  Bring your own gear and learn while you fish.  All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, free from Fish and Wildlife.  Please register.  County Recreation & Parks.  Kelly Ussia, (904) 209-0335, [email protected].

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Mon * Oct 8 * 9 to 11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUND TABLE
Second Monday.  At the Airport Conference Center.  Government watch dog organization.  North Shores and South Ponte Vedra are both charter members.  SJCRoundtable.org.  315-3288.

Wed * Oct 10 * 7:30 p.m.
“A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT”
Haunting tales to thrill you.  At the Limelight Studio Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue.  Presented by the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine.  Reservations or info: (904) 540-0402 or (386) 439-9413.    Admission $10. Tale Tellers has meetings the second Mondays, contact (904) 471-0179. 

Sat-Sun * Oct 13 & 14
PGA BIKE MS CYCLE TO THE SHORE
Rest Stop at South Ponte Vedra Civic Assn
Be alert for teams of bicycles on A1A during this two day cycling event from TPC Sawgrass to the Daytona Beach band shell at the boardwalk and back.  The South Ponte Vedra Civic Association is hosting a rest stop at 2724 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard.  To volunteer at the rest stop, contact Ivan Juric, [email protected]

Oct 15 to 21
ST. AUGUSTINE RESTAURANT WEEK
By a dozen independently owned restaurants.  Members of SAIRA will showcase special lunch ($20) and dinner ($35) experiences.  Pick up a Passport at any SAIRA restaurant.  Our nearby restaurant members are The Reef, Caps, and Raintree.  See: StAugustineRestaurants.com/Restaurant Week.  Info: (904) 540-3129.

Wed * Oct 17 * 4 p.m.
VILANO TOWN CENTER STREETSCAPE CELEBRATION
& RIBBON CUTTING
At the Beach Pavilion.  Celebrating the groundbreaking for a new town center 10 years ago.  In place of the usual third Wednesday Main Street meeting.  “The best is yet to come”.  Music. Announcements. Ribbon cutting commemoration. See: VilanoBeachFL.com.

Sun * Oct 21 * 7 p.m.
VILANO ACTION NETWORK
Meeting at the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue, to highlight possible solutions to the Short Term Rental effects on the quality of life of residents.  You are asked to respond to [email protected] in the meantime with a list of homes you believe to be rentals, who is managing/marketing these homes, and list any issues you have had with renters.   VAN is Information oriented and solution focused.  Goal:  To enhance our community’s nature, culture, and integrity.  Contact:  [email protected], Laura Pilecki (215) 527-8915 or Tracy Hannah (443) 831-7230.

Wed * Oct 25 * 7 p.m.
CANDIDATE FORUM
League of Women Voters
At the County Administration Auditorium on San Sebastian Way.  For the offices of U.S. House District 6, State Senate District 6, State House District 17, County Commission District 4, and Anastasia Mosquito Control District.

ESTU-SCARY FESTIVAL & HAUNTED FOREST TRAIL
Fri & Sat * Oct 26 & 27 * 6 to 9 p.m.
Kid friendly booths, games, candy, popcorn, food truck.  Bring cash for snacks and beverages.  Free Festival, Haunted Forest rour is $8 online or $10 at the door.  Purchase a time slot.  To make reservations go to http://estuscary2018.eventbrite.com.

Some of the other programs during October =  Reptiles (Oct. 4), Exploration Hike (Oct 6), Marineland Lecture (Oct 9), River to Sea Walk (Oct 10), Family Seining (Oct 13), Sea Turtles (Oct 17), Beach Exploration (Oct 20).

Sat * Oct 27 * 8 a.m.
JAIL BREAK 5K RUN
VeloFest is sponsoring this event once again In partnership with Old Town Trolley and based at the Old Jail at their headquarters on San Marco Avenue.  Goes over the Vilano Bridge and back via Magnolia Avenue.  Halloween costume can win big prizes.  The Trick Stars will perform, hot cocoa bar, bloody marys from Tea and Spice Exchange, local craft beer, Kookaburra Coffee, live music.  Free bike helmets and lights for kids.  Volunteers wanted and get special event tee shirts.  Register at www.escapefromstaugustine.com.  Contact:  [email protected].

Sun * Oct 28 * 10 a.m.
CHURCH ON THE GROUNDS & LUNCH
The Church at Vilano is hosting a “Church on the Grounds” luncheon following the Service which begins at 10 a.m., Coffee Fellowship is at 11 a.m., and Life Group at 11:15.  At the Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Bring a dessert or a side dish to share.  Please RSVP if possible to [email protected] or call (904) 808-8304, so we know how much main dish to provide.

Sun * Oct 28 * 4 to 7 p.m.
FULLERWOOD BLOCK PARTY
The annual party at the Triangle Park at Bayview Avenue.  Potluck Buffet dinner.  Bring something to share. Kid’s Halloween costume parade.   Live music. Bring a chair.  Be respectful of our beautiful Fullerwood neighborhood.  Info:  999-8497.

SUN * Nov 4 * 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SPOONBILLS & SPROCKETS
CYCLING TOUR

Starting at Marineland, cyclists will travel along the coastline on scenic A1A taking 36, 72, or 100 mile routes through historic St. Augustine, the Hammocks, and Flagler Beach.  Sponsored by Friends of Scenic & Historic A1A.  see www.scenica1a.org  (904) 825-8055.

Sun * Nov 11 * 5 to 8 p.m.
HAWKE WILDLIFE DINNER

At the Raintree Restaurant.  A chance to have a first-class special Raintree menu and support rehabilitation of animals by the Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, one of the last hopes for injured birds and animals here in the St. Johns County area. There will be a bird of prey demonstration at the dinner.  For tickets go to www.hawkewildlife.org.  Info:  [email protected], (904) 692-1777.

Sat * Nov 17 * 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SUPER SCENIC A1A GARAGE SALE
Sponsored by Friends of A1A.  Info and Register at www.scenica1a.org.  There will be a community site on Poplar Avenue behind Publix, another community site at Camachee Island in front of the shops on A1A, and a special furniture and paver sale at the North Shores firehouse on First Street at Meadow Avenue off A1A. 

Sat * Nov 24 * All Day.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Merchantsalong Vilano Road encourage discounts and walkin traffic to explore available goods and services in the Vilano Town Center.

Sun * Dec 2 * 6 p.m.
CHRISTMAS DINNER
CHURCH AT VILANO
Everyone welcome. A pot luck dinner celebrating Christmas at the Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Bring a dish to share.  (904) 808-8304, [email protected] to rsvp or for questions.

Tues * Dec 11 * 6 p.m.
NORTH SHORES HOLIDAY PARTY
and Open House of our renovated community center at 120 Meadow Avenue.  This is also our (very brief) Annual Meeting.  Pot Luck dinner, turkey provided.

 

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RECURRING EVENTS

VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
For those who enjoy interacting with other artistic talents, come join our Open Art Studio, which we have nicknamed OASis --  or one of our special Art Workshops or classes -- at the North Shores Improvement Association Community Center at 120 Meadow Avenue.  The Portrait Class and Plein Air are new to 2018!  First session free!  For more information, just stop by, or contact: [email protected].  Fran Windeler, (614) 560-1672.

 Schedule

Open Art OASis – weekly – Wednesday – 12 to 3
Family Art Workshop –Monthly, 2nd Sunday – 2 to 4
Plein Air Instruction – Monthly, 2nd Tuesday – 12:30 to 3:30

   

Every Wednesday * 12 to 3 p.m.
VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
OPEN ART STUDIO
 
Self guided sessions, meet other artists, share ideas.  Tables and chairs supplied, bring your own supplies.  First session free.  At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact Fran at [email protected].  (614) 560-1672.

Mondays & Thursdays * 8 a.m.
Every Saturday * 8:30 am & 9:30 am
PILATES CLASSES
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, including abdominals, lower back, hips and gluts.  Your teacher is Michele Green, [email protected].  (972) 824-8777.

Wednesdays * 8 a.m.
NEW CARDIO STRENGTH CLASS
At the NSIA Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Contact:  Michele Green, [email protected], (972) 824-8777.  Michele also teaches Pilates classes at the NSIA center on Mondays & Thursdays, 8 a.m. and many Saturdays, 9 a.m.

Calendar for GTM Research Reserve Education Center events
Exploring our environment.  Guided Hikes, Beach Walks, Lectures.  For updated activities, go to www.gtmnerr.org or call 823-4500. 

Saturdays * 9 am
NORTH FLORIDA BIKE CLUB RALLY
They ride regularly on Saturdays, except third Saturday, starting at Vilano Publix parking lot.  They take a warm up loop around Porpoise Point before heading over the Bridge. Cyclists of all abilities welcome with a guaranteed 35 mile B pace ride as well as a 48 mile option.  Contact Mark (973) 219-1092 or Penni (501-5037.

Every Sunday * 10:00 am & 11:00 am
CHURCH AT VILANO
10 am Bible Study, 10:45 am Coffee social, 11:00 Worship & Communion. Every Wednesday * 6 pm Prayer & Bible Study. At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue & Church House at 121 Meadow Avenue. 904- 808-8304

2nd Sat & Sun of each month * 12:30 pm to 4 pm
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS at VILANO BOAT RAMP
12:30 to 4 pm * SAFETY VESSEL CHECKS at Vilano Boat Ramp, weather permitting, by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7. No charge. Prevent any citations for required items. Decal awarded. 904-347-5757.  www.safetyseal.net.

PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES
Go to www.sjcpls.org/content/main-library for offerings at our Main Library location such as yoga, stretching, seniors vs. crime, AARP tax assistance, after school gaming and science lab, story times for babies, toddlers, preschool, PC and internet. 904-827-6931 Note: new hours Mon. & Tues. 11 am to 7 pm; Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 10 am to 6 pm; Sat. 10am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays.

Every Friday 11:30am
A A Meeting
North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.