CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Fri * Jan 18 * 2 p.m.
ABOVE AND BEYOND: Story of Cuban Missile Crisis
At the Main Library. Multi-media presentation by NYTimes best-selling author Michael Tougias. Chronicles of days during the missile crisis. Interviews with U-2 pilots and heroes of the events and transcripts of President Kennedy’s efforts to avoid an Armageddon and get the missiles removed from Cuba. Book signing. Arrive early to get a seat. Info: Friends of the Library (904) 827-6940.
Sun * Jan 20 * 7 p.m.
VILANO ACTION NETWORK
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. Third Sunday. Possible solutions to community problems. 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.
Sun * Jan 20
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON
Wed * Jan 23 * 7:30 a.m. check in
FRIENDS OF GTM RESERVE
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST
At the Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra. Celebrating the Reserve Past and Present. Dr. Nikki Dix will present results of water quality research being conducted in Pellicer Creek. Information about GTMNERR research programs by staff. Free for active Friends members, non-members $20. Seating limited. RSVP by January 18. Reservations or to check on membership status at (904) 823-4526.
Sun * Jan 27 * 10 a.m.
CASTLE OTTTIS INTERFAITH SERVICE
103 Third Street. Special New Year’s service on Dec 30. Usually last Sunday of the month. Information: Miriam Picconi, (386) 569-7311,[email protected]. See: www.castleotttis. (See story in this issue.)
Fri * Feb 1 * A.M. and P.M. Sessions
ANNUAL HIGHIGHTS OF THE GTMNERR PROGRAMS & RESEARCH
A scientific symposium. Reports on research projects, including on local fish and lizards, habitat mapping, mangroves and salt marshes, environmental monitoring, over-enrichment of water by nutrients.
At Environmental Research Center, 505 Guana River Road. Morning session from 9 to noon, Afternoon session from 1 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception by Friends of the Reserve. Free, but must register in advance at www.gtmnerr.org. Info, [email protected], 823-4500.
Tues * Feb 5 * 1:00 p.m.
Tues * Feb 19 * 1:00 p.m.
FIRST COAST CARD CLUB
At the Main Library, 1950 U.S. 1. Refreshments. Walk-ins welcome. Contact: (904) 829-0643. [email protected]
Sat * Feb 9 * 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SEWING GUILD YARD SALE
And Maker’s Boutique, at Shores United Methodist Church, 724 Shores Blvd. Info: Sandy at 810-6636
Mon * Feb 11 * 9 to 11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
Second Monday. At the Airport Conference Center. Government watch dog organization. SJCRoundtable.org. 315-3288.
Wed * Feb 13 * 2 to 4 p.m.
NATIVE PLANT PROGRAM
At the GTMNERR Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road. How to enhance your yard and attract wildlife with Florida native plants, attract birds and butterflies. From 3 to 4 pm, experience hands-on learning and creativity in the pollinator garden, bring gardening tools. Info: Renee Stambaugh, 671-2880. Visit nativeplantconsulting.com.
Thurs * Feb 14
The Reef Restaurant is ready to take your reservation with a special sweetheart’s menu. 824-8008. 4100 Coastal Highway on the ocean.
Sat * Feb 16 * 6 to 9 p.m.
TEEN NIGHT VALENTINE’S PARTY
At Ketterlinus Gym, 60 Orange St. For middle school students. Includes games, music, snacks. Info: Stephanie: [email protected], 669-6612.
Sun * Feb 17 * 7 p.m.
VILANO ACTION NETWORK
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. Possible solutions to community problems. 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 * Feb 20 * 4 to 5 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET
Third Wednesdays. At the Hampton Inn. Updates to the Town Center, commercial and cultural projects and events. “The best is yet to come.” Contact [email protected] for additional information; 904-540-0402.
Sat * Feb 23 * 6 to 9 p.m.
NIGHT AT THE CASINO
South Ponte Vedra Civic Association. World-class buffet dinner, open bar, $1,000 play money, 4 casino games. Prizes. Send check Attn.: Social Chair for $27 pp to 2724 SPV Boulevard, PVB 32082. Reservation Deadline Feb 18. Guests welcome to this event if room. For membership contact Jane Gray, (904) 874-8224.
March 4 to 15
SUMMER CAMP LOTTERY REGISTRATION
County Rrecreation and Parks Department. For resident children from 5 to 12, at 6 locations. Info: Brian James, [email protected], 209-0365.
Tues * Mar 5 * 7:30 p.m.
ST. AUGUSTINE SCOUNDRELS
By the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine
The city’s characters, crooks and scalawags, an expose of people and events which have made St. Augustine a notorious destination for centuries. At Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave. Admission $10, may reserve in advance for pickup and pay the event night. Info: (904) 540-0402, (386) 439-9413. See: taletellers.org.
Tues * Mar 16 * 7:00 a.m.
23rd Annual Vilano Bridge 5K/10K Race -
Annual community fundraiser for North Shore Improvement Association. This year's proceeds will benefit FL School for the Deaf and Blind and NSIA programs. Register at 1st Place Sports. Party in the Park to follow the run. Food, Music, Fun Run and more.
ANNUAL BEACH DRIVING PASSES
County Residents = $50, Non-Residents = $100, Handicap Passes = $40. Available through March 1, 2019 at the Tax Collector’s main office, 4030 Lewis Speedway. Residents present a valid I.D. with a county address. For handicap pass, show handicap hangtag. Disabled military are eligible for a free annual pass by presenting military I.D. or letter from Veterans Affairs verifying disabled status. Vehicles with passes not needed until March 1. After March 1, passes available at tollbooth locations only. Info: Beach Services: 209-0341, or www.sjcfl.us/beaches for current beach access updates and beach driving conditions.
MONTHLY FITNESS CLASSES
AT THE NORTH SHORES COMMUNITY CENTER
MON : 8:00 am - Pilates (Michele), 6:00 pm - Yoga (Cindy)
TUE : 6:30 am - Yoga (Cindy), 10:30 am - Yoga (Pamela)
WED : 8:00 am - Cardio/Strength Circuit (Michele) on the tennis court, 8:30 am - Yoga (Pamela)
THU : 6:30 am - Yoga (Cindy), 8:00 am - Pilates (Michele), 10:30 am - Yoga (Pamela), 6:00 pm - Yoga (Cindy)
SAT: 9:00 am – Pilates (Michele)
Subject to change due to holidays, illness, etc.
Michele Green: (972) 824-8777, Cindy Kraniak: (904) 304-5485, Pamela Fausset: (904) 540-0709, Sherri Nicholson: (904) 234-0038
VILANO BEACH ART PROGRAM
For more information, just stop by, or contact: [email protected]. Fran Windeler, (614) 560-1672.
Open Art Studio (OASis) -- Every Wednesday * 12:00 to 3 pm
Ongoing self-guided. Join other artists, learn, share. Bring your favorite medium, subject, and create.
Member $5, Non-member $10. Info: Fran WIndeler (614) 560-1672.
Beginner Watercolor Workshop – Fridays * Feb 8 to March 1 * 1 to 3 pm
4 week program. Member $80, Non-member $160. Info: Cynthia Pierson (904) 819-1776.
Intermediate Drawing Workshop – Mondays * Feb 18 to March 25 * 1:30 to 4:30 pm
6 week program. Member $120, Non-member $240. Info: Liz Monaco (850) 417-2267.
Beginner Acrylic Pour Workshop – Mondays * April 1 to April 22 * 1:30 to 4:30 pm
4 week program. Member $80, Non-member $160. Info: Fran WIndeler (614) 560-1672.
Tell us what workshops you would like to see: [email protected]. Get a group of friends together. Become a member of North Shores Improvement Association for as little as $15 annually. VilanobeachFL.com/membership/NSIA.
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.