Thursday, October 2, 2014

First Coast Happenings

Charity Golf Classic, presented by Healing Every Autistic Life, golf clinic, 8 a.m.; shotgun start, 8:30 a.m.; TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach. Funds raised will place iPads in special needs classrooms in Northeast Florida. (904) 716-4198 or
First Coast Classic Ballroom and Latin Dance Championship, day sessions, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m., show, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; World Golf Village, Renaissance Hotel, Interstate 95, Exit 323, near St. Augustine. $25, day sessions; $40 and $55 evening shows; dinner and show, $110 Friday; dinner and show, $120 Saturday; $150 Saturday show and VIP After Party; $215 Saturday dinner, show and VIP After Party. (904) 904-338-9219 or
Jacksonville Home and Patio Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. $10 adults, $5 children 6-12 and seniors 60 and older.
“A Conversation with Emery Conrad,” in celebration of LGBT History Month, noon, University of North Florida. Speaker is Emery Grant, of the Stonewall Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, on “Behind Seneca, Selma and Stonewall,” stories of the travelling LGBT History and Civil Rights exhibit, along with a display of special artifacts from the Stonewall Archives only available for viewing during the presentation. Includes a free lunch. Exhibit on display through Oct. 31. (904) 620-2192 or
Tactile Art Show and Thread to the Past: 1855, 5-9 p.m., St. Augustine Art Association. Includes the St. Augustine Bayfront Quilt during the First Friday Art Walk grand opening reception. Features “touchable” art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild rolls out a panoramic interpretation of St. Augustine’s 19th century harbor. This collaborative quilt celebrates St. Augustine’s 450-year old artisan traditions. Show runs through Nov. 2. (904) 824-2310 or
Oktoberfest, VIP Preview Party to benefit the Memorial Park Association, 6-9 p.m. Friday, $125; Festival, noon-8 p.m. Saturday; Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave. Includes music, beers, beer competitions, food trucks and a souvenir Oktoberfest stein. $35 in advance, $40 at the gate.
“Man of LaMancha,” meal 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; meal 11:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., show 1:15 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; meal 12:15 and 6:30 p.m., show 2 and 8 p.m. Sundays; Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. Show runs through Oct. 12. Tickets start at $38. Reservations, (904) 641-1212 or
Cosmic Concerts, Fright Light, 7 p.m.; Laser Pop, 8 p.m.; Queen, 9 p.m.; Pink Floyd: The Wall, 10 p.m., Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle. $5 per person per show, laser glasses $1. (904) 396-6674 or
“The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild,” 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’ Black Box Theatre, 2445 San Diego Road. $10 in advance and student, $12 at the door. (904) 346-5620 or
Concert, 7:30 p.m., Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St. Features violinist Sean Lee and pianist Peter Dugan. Reservations, (904) 355-7584 or
“The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N. Features a 35-piece live orchestra and “Foley” sound-effects artists to help tell the story. $10 adults, $5 seniors 62 and older, military and students with ID; JU staff, faculty and students get in free with ID. (904) 256-7370 or
“Avenue Q,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, City Repertory Theatre, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite B207, Palm Coast. $15, $25. (386) 585-9415 or
“The Addams Family,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Show continues 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11, 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16-18, 2 p.m. Oct. 19. $25 adults, $22 seniors, $20 students and military. (904) 825-1164 or
Friday Night Live, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. The music competition concludes with the winners from the first four weeks competing for a grand prize of $1,000 cash. Free. (904) 353-1188 or
“Figuro,” a play freely adapted from “Le Mariage de Figaro” by Beaumarchais, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Theatre Jacksonville, Harold K. Smith Playhouse, 2032 San Marco Blvd. $25. (904) 396-4425 or
“Jesus Christ Superstar,” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Thursday, Players by the Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Show continues 8 p.m. Oct. 10-11. $28. (904) 249-0289 or
Life Without Lupus Walk to benefit the Lupus Foundation of Florida, registration 7 a.m., walk 8-10 a.m., Red Cross Building grassy area, 751 Riverside Ave. Walk followed by an awards ceremony.
Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon and Freedom 5K, 7 a.m.-midnight, Metropolitan Park, through Riverside and back to Metro Park. Event is a celebration of running, physical fitness, prizes and awards and a tribute to our military with an expo, receptions and parties.
“Stand Up to Addiction” Rally, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., SeaWalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach. Includes a 5K run, live music, speakers and free activities for the family. (404) 989-4186 or
Community Yard Sale to benefit Waste Not Want Not, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Orange Park Town Hall Park, Kingsley Avenue and U.S. 17. $25, 15x15 booth; electric $5 more. (904) 505-5894 or
Profit Golf Classic to benefit Take Stock in Children and children’s charities, shotgun start 9 a.m., King & Bear Golf Course, World Golf Village, Interstate 95, Exit 323, near St. Augustine. Registration,
Self Defense Workshop to benefit the Fernandina Beach Library, 9 a.m.-noon, Fernandina Beach Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave. Features martial arts expert Dan Kelly. $20. (904) 277-7365.
Mayor’s “Es Mi Vida” Hispanic Expo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Schultz Center for Training and Leadership, 4019 Boulevard Center Drive. Includes a naturalization ceremony for new citizens at 11 a.m. (904) 630-1776 or
Fall Craft Festival to benefit the church missions, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mandarin Methodist Church, 11270 San Jose Blvd. Includes hand-made crafts, a Country Store, bakery, lunch and Children’s Shop. (904) 268-5549 or
Jacksonville Farmers Market, dawn to dusk daily year round, 1810 W. Beaver St. Features local, organic, ethnic and specialty produce, along with other foods and agricultural products. Includes the St. Vincent’s Heathcare Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, with live music, a Kids Zone, arts and crafts, classic and new cars exhibits, plants and organic gardening, health booths and food trucks. Admission, entertainment and kids zone activities are free. (904) 354-2821 or
Blessing of the Animals, Saturday as part of the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment. All creatures big and small welcomed, pets must be on a leash and/or caged.
¦ Blessed Trinity Parish, 10472 Beach Blvd. — 9 a.m. in the parish parking lot.
¦ Sacred Heart Parish, 5752 Blanding Blvd. — 9 a.m. in front of the church.
¦ St. Paul Parish, 2609 Park Street — 10 a.m. near the fountain.
¦ Holy Spirit Parish, 11665 Fort Caroline Road — 10 a.m. at the church entrance.
¦ Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 8523 Normandy Blvd. — 11 a.m. under the big oak tree on church grounds.
¦ Holy Family Parish, 9800 Baymeadows Road — 3:30 p.m. on the church grounds.
¦ Sunday, Oct. 12, Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, 9401 Staples Mill Drive — 12:30 p.m. on church grounds.
“Copyright or Wrong” Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. $20, members get in free. Reservations, (904) 280-0614, ext. 204.
Corn Maze, 5-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Saturday through Oct. 26, Sykes and Cooper Farms, 5995 Brough Road, Elkton. Features a nine-acre maze, a children’s maze, hayrides, a playground and farm animals. $9 adults, $7 seniors and active military; children 2 and younger get in free.
Family Pet Fair and Blessing of the Pets to benefit St. Francis Animal Hospital and St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Blessing 1:30 p.m., Fletcher Park, 1652 Atlantic Blvd. Includes pet and people vendors, food, a Laundromutt charity dog wash, free nail trims, dogs available for adoption and face painting. Pet microchipping $15. (904) 674-7223.
Jaxport Bowling benefit, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Bowl America Southside Bowling Center, 11141 Beach Blvd. $25 each or $125 per team of five.
Riverside Arts Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. Includes arts and crafts, fresh vegetables and produce and food vendors. (904) 389-2449 or
¦ River Stage: You Rascal You!, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Blue Muse, noon-2:15 p.m.; and the University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble 2, 2:45-3:30 p.m.
¦ Hilltop Stage: Annith Harris, 10:30 a.m.-noon; John Morgan, 1:30-3 p.m.
¦ Roundhouse Stage: Andrew Ratcliff, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
¦ Crossroads Stage: Gyminators, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fall Stamp Collectors Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Northeast Florida Safety Council Building, 1725 Art Museum Drive. Free admission.
Beaches Art Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Beaches Museum and History Park, 380 Pablo Ave., Jacksonville Beach. (904) 241-5657 or
Golf Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, throughout World Golf Village, Interstate 95, Exit 323, near St. Augustine. Includes interactive activities, Hall of Fame members, demonstrations, golf movies, contests, tours, food trucks, a Women’s Clinic from 3-6 p.m. and bounce houses. Live music by Ryan Campbell and the Charlie Walker Band, noon-4 p.m. Free.
Living History Day, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Fort Matanzas, 8635 Florida A1A, 15 miles south of St. Augustine. Includes reenactors and demonstrations. Free, includes ferry ride to Rattlesnake Island. (904) 471-0116 or
Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., program noon, University Park branch library, 3435 University Blvd. N. Program with City Council president Clay Yarborough and Councilman John Crescimbeni with a resolution commemorating the anniversary and the library’s 10 years of service. Includes door prizes and arts and crafts for children. (904) 630-2665.
Art Fest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Waldo Farmers and Flea Market, 17805 U.S. 301, Waldo. Includes arts and crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, face painting and live music. (352) 468-2255 or
Datil Pepper Festival and Cook Off, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, St. Augustine Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine. Includes datil pepper tastings, local chefs in a Datil Pepper Cook-Off with tastings for patrons and a Home and Garden Show. (904) 209-0430 or
Dia de Justicia — Day of Justice, 1-5 p.m., Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Room 250. Program to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month is in Spanish and English.
Jacksonville Original Music and Art Festival, 1 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Features a celebration of musical creativity and art presented by Songwriters Showcases of America and includes more than 125 acts on 14 stages in downtown Jacksonville, with eight stages at The Landing. Free. (904) 353-1188 or
Fashion Show, 3 p.m., Orange Park Mall, at the entrance of Dillards, 1910 Wells Road. Features area success stories. (904)269-2222.
River City Pride parade and festival, parade, 4 p.m. Saturday, Boone Park to 5 Points Business District; festival, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, River City Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. Free; commemorative bracelet, $3.
Fiesta de Aviles, 4-10 p.m., Aviles Street, St. Augustine. Features a celebration of St. Augustine’s Old Town heritage with live music, costumes, art exhibits and a special running of the “bulls” along Aviles Street. Free. (904) 377-0198.
FinFest at Sawgrass to benefit Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. Includes tropical-style cuisine, live and silent auctions and a performance by KTG Musical Entertainment. $130, ages 41 and older; $70.15, ages 40 and younger. (904) 355-3403 or
The Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale, 7 p.m., St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 4758 Shelby Ave. Features a program of Early American Music and an appearance by the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Free admission. (904) 269-9819 or
Jazz Jamm with Euge Groove, 7 and 10 p.m. Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St. Features the jazz/R&B/pop perfection of saxophonist Steven Eugene Grove. (904) 632-5555 or
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Thrasher-Horne Season Opener, 8 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River Community College, 283 College Drive, Orange Park. Includes musical favorites and light classics. $16-$48. (904) 276-6750 or
“Practice World Peace,” yoga for all ages and abilities, led by Brenda Star Walker, 11 a.m.-noon, Memorial Park, Riverside. Bring a blanket. Free. (904) 699-5172.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., EverBank Field. Single game tickets: $45-$110 in advance, $50-$115 on game day; club seats, $160-$280 in advance, $160-$285 on game day. (904) 633-2000 or
EMMA Concert Series, 2 p.m., Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Features The Italian Saxophone Quartet with Piano. $30 adults, $5 students and children. (904) 797-2800 or
Rubber Ducky Regatta to benefit Learn to Read St. Johns, 2 p.m., Nocatee’s Splash Water Park, 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. $5 to enter the race. Registration, (904) 826-0011 or
“Cover the Town With Sound,” 3 p.m., Glenmoor at World Golf Village, Interstate 95, Exit 323, near St. Augustine. Features a free concert series with groups of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra musicians performing throughout the area. Does not include the full orchestra. (904) 354-5547 or
Reggae Jammin’ on the River, 4-9 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Includes live music by King Eddie and the Pili Pili Band. Free. (904) 353-1188 or
“Dearly Departed” to benefit the Broken Ninja Project, 4:30 p.m., Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach. $25. (904) 277-2202 or
Widespread Panic, 6 p.m., St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 Florida A1A S. $39.50-$47.50. (904) 471-1965 or
“Pars Fore Paws” Golf Tournament to benefit Clay Humane, registration 11 a.m., lunch noon, shotgun start 12:30 p.m., Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club. Includes dinner, a raffle and prizes following the event. $100. (904) 610-7603 or
Blood Drive, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Lowe’s Home Improvement, 5155 Lenox Ave. Registration,
Purple Out during the softball league co-ed games, in observance of Domestic Violence Month, 7 p.m. Monday; and during the men’s games, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine. Wear purple; get creative with clothes and hair. (904) 824-1555 or
Coping with Food Allergies, 3:30 p.m., Mandarin Senior Center’s Lifetree Cafe, 3848 Hartley Road. Features “Allergic to Food: Living in an Incredible, Inedible World,” a filmed interview with nutritionist Nicole Eckman featuring a glimpse into the life of a woman coping with Celiac disease. Free. (904) 731-0731 or email
Emergence Concert, as part of the Music at Main series, 7 p.m., Main Library, 303 N. Main St. Features Jacksonville University voice students. Series showcases the talents of student performers. (904) 630-2665 or
Eat Local Give Local to benefit the Fresh Access Bucks program, 7:30 p.m., Jaxon Social, 1611 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach. Includes two drink tickets, a three-course dinner (vegan available), an auction and live entertainment. $75 a person.
Little Learners, 9-11 a.m., Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle. Features “Earth, Moon and Sun” at 10 a.m. and “Spooky Shapes and Colors” at 11 a.m. $5 a person for children 3 and older. Registration requested. (904) 396-6674 or
Leadership Speakers Bureau Series, 10 a.m., University of North Florida’s Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2704. Speaker is the Rev. J. Perry Smith, author of “The Unlikely Priest,” with “From Matador to Priest: Maintaining an Authentic Leadership Style,” his life of service as a matador, Trappist monk, U.S. Army counter-intelligence agent, CIA operative, FBI agent and an Episcopal priest. Free. Registration, email
Basketball: New Orleans vs. Washington, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena. $14-$299. (904) 630-3900 or
Classic Rock Trivia Cruises, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays during October, Amelia River Cruises, Fernandina Harbor Marina, 1 N. Front St., Fernandina Beach. Features a classic rock sound track, trivia and prizes. $28.
Adamec Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Includes free bike parking, vendors, prizes and live music by Spanky the Band. (904) 353-1188 or
The Beatles: White Album, as part of Classic Albums Live, 7:30 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts, St. Johns River Community College, 283 College Drive, Orange Park. (904) 276-6750 or
OCT. 10
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with the Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, 11 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Times-Union Center for the Performing, 300 W. Water St. Guest artists are A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Coffee concert, Friday 11 a.m., $16-$26; pops concerts, both evenings, $25-$72. (904) 354-5547 or
Lost Ships Archaeology Tour, 3 p.m., St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. $24. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. (904) 829-0745 or
St. Augustine Greek Festival, 4-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Festival celebrates the Greek heritage that began when the first Greek settlers arrived in Florida in 1768. Includes Greek food, live music, arts and crafts, traditionally-costumed folk dancers and a kid’s center with games and rides. $3; free for children 12 and younger and active military and immediate family with ID. (904) 829-0504.
An Evening of Hugo Wolf, 7:30 p.m., Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. N. Features mezzo-soprano Brittnee Siemon in in an evening of the art song of Hugo Wolf. Includes JU faculty members baritone Jay Ivey and soprano Kimberly Beasley, with JU alum pianist Alfred Meneses. $10 adults; $5 seniors 62 and older, military, students and children younger than 17; JU faculty, staff and students get in free. (904) 256-7677 or
Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens, 8 p.m., Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St. $34, $39. (904) 632-5555 or
Live music by Bread and Butter, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Free. (904) 353-1188 or
OCT. 11
“Out of Darkness” Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 7:30 a.m.-noon, The Jacksonville Landing. (904) 353-1188 or
Cars and Coffee Cruise-in, 9-11 a.m., The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Ave. All makes and models welcome. Group meets the second Saturday of each month.
Riverside Arts Market, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. Includes arts and crafts, fresh vegetables and produce and food vendors. Features a North Florida Yoga Fest. (904) 389-2449 or
Poker Run to benefit Wreaths Across America, registration 8:30 a.m., last bike out 10 a.m., last bike in 5 p.m.; After Party, 5:30 p.m.; American Legion, Post 129, 1151 Fourth St. S., Jacksonville Beach. $20 driver, $15 passenger. Includes door prizes, live entertainment, a raffle, dinner, games and vendors.
Artrageous Artwalk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. Free. (800) 226-3542 or
Wine to Shine to benefit the Lori Ann Breast Cancer Foundation, 6-10 p.m., Deerwood Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive. Includes cocktails, dining stations, an auction, live music and dancing. Cocktail attire requested. $100 a person. (904) 424-2603 or
Widespread Panic, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 Florida A1A S. $49.50-$79.50. (904) 471-1965 or
Live music by the IveyWest Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Free. (904) 353-1188 or
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