CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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.
Mon * Mar 4 to Thurs * Mar 7 * 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
FINE ART BATIK WORKSHOP
Four days at the North Shores Firehouse: First Street at Meadow Avenue. Wax-resist dyeing on cloth, layering of dyes for unique colors. Details at https://cindy-wilson-batik.squarespace.com/2019batikworkshops/. Register with [email protected]. 501-1906.
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.
Second Monday (Mar 11) * 9 to 11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
Government watchdog group. North Shores Improvement Association is a founding member. At Airport Conference Center. SJCRoundtable.org. 315-3288.
Sat * Mar 16 * from 7:30 a.m. through the morning
5K & 10K RUN OVER THE VILANO BRIDGE
St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Fun Run and Party in the Park following. More than 700 runners. Title sponsors Bob Holmquist and Charlene Garra of Watson Realty and our Partner Sponsors Serenata Beach Club, Flagler Hospital, Dunkin’ Donuts and other valued sponsors make this fundraising event for North Shores Improvement Association possible. Half the registration proceeds this year will go to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Get a special tee shirt and collectible finisher’s medal along with a million-dollar view.
A family event. Come to cheer the runners on and party afterwards. A complementary beer for finishers from Ancient City and Dog Rose brewers. Post-race rub down and chair massages from Vighetti & Associates. Music, family games, food and drink. Volunteers needed.
To volunteer go to VilanoBeachFL.com. Register at 1st Place Sports.
Mon * Mar 18 * 6 p.m.
PORPOISE POINT HOMEOWNERS MEETING
At the Firehouse, First Street at Meadow Avenue. Info: (904) 616-2130.
Third Wednesday (Mar 20) * 4 to 5 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET
At Hampton Inn, Vilano Road. Updates to town center commercial and cultural projects and events. “The Best is Yet to Come”. www.VilanoBeachFL.com. Sheriff;s Office Speaker and Parks and Rec Speaker.
Last Saturday (Mar 30) * 5 to 9 p.m.
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Rain or shine. Neighborhood merchant celebration on San Marco Avenue from Grove Street to the Shrine with open boutiques, restaurants and more. Exhibits, sales, themed events. Facebook: Uptown St. Augustine. Info: [email protected]
Last Sunday (Mar 31)
CASTLE OTTTIS INTERFAITH SERVICE
103 Third St. Castleotttis.com. [email protected], (386) 569-7311.
Every Friday * 11:30 a.m.
AA VILANO BEACHCOMBERS
North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Ave.
Every Sunday & Wednesday
CHURCH AT VILANO
At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue. Service at 10 a.m., Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m., Life Group 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Firehouse: Prayer & Bible Study 6 to 7 p.m. See: VilanoChurch.org, [email protected], facebook.com/churchatvilano. 808-8304.
GTMNERR Education, Events, Tours
Guana Environmental Education Center and Preserve. See: GTMNERR.org, 823-4500.
Productions, Auditions, Classes. See: limelight-theatre.org, 825-1164.
VILANO ACTION NETWORK
Will now not meet monthly, but will meet as projects of concern arise. Possible solutions to community problems. Information oriented and solution focused. Goal: to enhance or community’s nature, culture, and integrity. To get on their communications list, or if you have a subject of community concern, contact: [email protected],or go to www.VilanoBeachFL.com. Laura Pilecki, (215) 527-8915 or Tracy Hannah, (443) 831-7230.
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CLASSES AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
120 Meadow Avenue, Vilano Beach
Info: Michele: (972) 824-8777, Cindy: (904) 304-5485, Pamela: (904) 540-0709
8:00 am – Pilates (Michele), 6 pm – Yoga (Cindy)
6:30 am – Yoga (Cindy), 10:30 am – Yoga (Pamela)
8:00 am – Cardio/Strength Circuit on tennis court (Michele), 8:30 am – Yoga (Pamela)
6:30 am – Yoga (Cindy), 8:00 am -- Pilates (Michele), 10:30 am – Yoga (Pamela), 6:00 pm -- Yoga (Cindy)
9:00 am – [not every Saturday] Pilates (Michele)
VILANO ART PROGRAM
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.
Basic Watercolor 4 week Workshop – Fridays * Mar 8 to Mar 29. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 4 week program. Member $80, Non-member $160. Info: Cynthia Pierson (904) 819-1776.
Beginner Acrylic Pour 4 week 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. Other classes we have had are Beginner and Intermediate Drawing, Beginner Watercolor, Plein Air Art, Family Workshop. Become a member of North Shores Improvement Association for as little as $15 annually. VilanobeachFL.com/membership/NSIA.
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MAIN LIBRARY EVENTS
San Carlos Avenue (904) 827-6940
Some in March are: Mainiart: Folded Book Art, Going Tiny: A Tiny House Talk and Tour, Silent Peace Meditation, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and St. Augustine, Science lecture: The case for extra-terrestrial intelligent life, SCORE: Business Launchpad Part 2, why businesses fail, Exploring Life of Birds, Life of Mammals, Plants, Circle of Life (4 sessions), Hiking the Appalachian Trail, Uncover What Really Fulfills You, Crochet Club, Gypsy Skirt Dance, AARP Tax Aides (by appointment only).
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.
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.