First Coast Happenings – Florida Times

April 21, 2016 - garden totes


“Taste Academy” and “The Taste of St. Augustine” to advantage EPIC Behavioral Healthcare, Thursday-Saturday, several locations around St. Augustine. (904) 829-3295 or

■ Thursday — Edible Art, 10 a.m., Creme de la Cocoa, $30; Florida Shrimp and Pickles, noon, Preserved, $20; A Taste of (St. Augustine Wine) History, 5 p.m., a San Sebastian Winery, $20.

■ Friday — Coffee Cupping, 10 a.m., DOS Coffee, $25; Botanical Cocktails with bartenders from Odd Birds, 6 p.m., Southern Horticulture, $25; Spanish Feast, 7:30 p.m., a Colonial Oaks during a Colonial Quarter, $95.

■ Saturday — The Race to a Taste 5K run/walk, 10:30 a.m., with stone star clothes suggested, $25 in advance, $30 during a gate,; The Taste of St. Augustine, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with children’s activities and live party by The Red River Band and Big Engine. $5, food and libation tickets $1 any (most “tastes” between 2-5 tickets); St. Augustine Amphitheatre.

Spring Fashion Show, presented by a Newcomers Club of a First Coast, 11 a.m., Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra Beach. Features fashions by Lemon Twist and A’propos Boutique. Reservations,

Bourbon and Barbecue Festival, 5-9 p.m., Hemming Park, 135 W. Monroe St. Includes scotch tasting tents, specialty qualification cocktails, VIP moody eventuality with Pappy Van Winkle and George T. Stagg, grill food and song by Junco Royals.

Iration in concert, doors open 6 p.m., Mavericks, The Jacksonville Landing.

“The Wiz,” dish 6:30 p.m., uncover 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; dish 11:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., uncover 1:15 and 8 p.m. Saturday; dish 12:15 and 6:30 p.m., uncover 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday; Alhambra Theatre Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. $35-$57. Reservations, (904) 641-1212 or

Great Decisions: Climate Change, 6:45 p.m., Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Room B. (904) 996-0325.

Senior Conservatory One-Acts, “A Separate Reality,” 7 p.m., Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Features opposite plays any night presented by graduating seniors. $5. (904) 826-8600 or

“Dispatches from a Gulf” documentary screening, 7 p.m., Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle. The film that is narrated by Matt Damon and investigates a environmental health of a Gulf of Mexico given a Deepwater Horizon blowout in Apr 2010, is followed by a row contention with experts from a University of Central Florida and Dauphin Island Sea Lab during a University of South Alabama. Free. Reservations, email

Jacksonville Suns vs. Mobile BayBears, 7:05 p.m., Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Features Maverick’s Live Thirsty Thursday with $1 beers. Theme is “Go Greek Night,” with fans speedy to wear togas. In-game contests will have a Greek theme. $5 ubiquitous admission, $9 reserved, $18 cave box seats; $5 troops for indifferent or ubiquitous acknowledgment seats with ID; $2 prohibited dogs all season. (904) 358-2846 or revisit

“Motown The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Times-Union Center for a Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Tickets start during $38.50. (904) 442-2929 or

“The 39 Steps,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Show continues 7:30 p.m. Apr 28-30, 3 p.m. May 1, 7:30 p.m. May 5-7, 3 p.m. May 8. $26 adults, $24 seniors, $20 troops and students. (904) 825-1164 or

A Night with Janis Joplin, 8 p.m., Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. Show stars Mary Bridget Davies. $35-$65. (904) 355-2787 or

“Mary Poppins,” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. Show continues 8 p.m. Apr 28 and 30. $25 adults, $15 students by high school. (904) 261-6749 or


Environmental Fair in jubilee of Earth Day, Dick’s Sporting Goods, St. Johns Town Center, in a courtyard. Includes demonstrations, a 100-tree giveaway, information from a accumulation of groups and giveaways.

“Snow White,” 10:30 a.m. Friday, Alhambra Theatre Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. Bring a bag lunch and libation (no food service). Show continues May 13 and 25 and Jul 8. $12 child with adult, $9 children in a group. Reservations, (904) 641-1212 or

Duval’s Finest XXL, 5-10 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. One artist will accept a Golden Mic Award and a pretension of Duval’s Finest XXL Champion. Free. (904) 353-1188 or

“Shrek The Musical Jr.,” 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, The Foundation Academy, 3675 San Pablo Road S. Show continues Apr 29-30. $7 adults, $5 students. (904) 493-7300 or

“The Works,” 7:30 p.m., Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theatre, 2800 University Blvd. N. Features Jennifer Muller with dances that applaud and irradiate a tellurian spirit. $25. (904) 256-7300.

Clarinet Recital, 7:30 p.m., University of North Florida’s Recital Hall. Features clarinetist Sunshine Simmons. Free. (904) 620-2960 or

Grant Peeples’ Earth Day Celebration, 7:30 p.m., Mudville Grille, 3105 Beach Blvd. Concert facilities Tallahassee singer-songwriter Grant Peeples. $10. Reservations, (904) 352-7008 or email

Ben Folds with Y Music, 8 p.m., Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. Opener is Dotan. $39.50, $59.50. (904) 355-2787 or

Legends of Southern Hip Hop, 8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena. Features Mystikal, Juvenile, Trick Daddy, Bun B, Project Pat, Too Short and more. $57, $99. (904) 630-3900 or

Jacksonville Symphony with Beethoven and Bruckner, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Times-Union Center for a Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Features pianist Shai Wosner. (904) 354-5547 or

“All a Way — Politics is War,” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Players by a Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Show continues 8 p.m. Apr 28-30, 2 p.m. May 1, 8 p.m. May 5-7. $23 adults; $20 seniors, students and military. (904) 249-0289 or

“The Explorer’s Club,” 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Theatre Jacksonville, Harold K. Smith Playhouse, 2032 San Marco Blvd. Show continues 8 p.m. Apr 29-30, 2 p.m. May 1, 7:30 p.m. May 5, 8 p.m. May 6-7. $25. (904) 396-4425 or

“Finding Nemo,” as partial of a Moonlight Movie Series, 9 p.m., SeaWalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach. Bring a grass chair or sweeping and picnic; vendors available. Free. (904) 247-6236 or


Hazardous Waste and Electronics Amnesty Day for Clay County residents only, 8 a.m.-noon, Keystone Beach parking lot, 565 S. Lawrence Blvd. Proof of residency required. (904) 284-6374, (352) 473-3711 or

Water Drive to advantage a Flint, Mich., H2O crisis, 8 a.m.-noon, Open Arms Christian Fellowship, 2763 Dunn Ave. (904) 476-2104.

Walk MS to advantage a National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Ave. Registration,

Bark For Life to advantage a American Cancer Society, registration 9 a.m., travel 10 a.m., Waterfront Green, downtown Fernandina Beach. Includes opening ceremonies during 10 a.m., song by Jenn Burns, adoptable dogs from a Nassau Humane Society, demonstrations, contests and games. Cancer survivors speedy to “Paint a Town” and wear purple. $10 per dog in advance, $15 during a gate. (904) 391-3643.

Navy SHRED-eral Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Navy Federal Credit Unions: 10480 Avenues Walk Blvd., 7231 Golden Wings Road or 9583 Regency Square Blvd. Shred adult to 4 boxes of papers for free; paper apparatus only.

Car and Truck Show to advantage a San Jose Senior Apartments’ Bishop Snyder Community Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Dupont Station Shopping Center, 6271 St. Augustine Road. $20 per uncover vehicle, spectators get in free. (904) 359-4366.

Community Garden and Clean Up Day, presented by Heart for Children, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Glen Myra Community Center, 1429 Winthrop St. Includes song and giveaway food for all volunteers. (904) 350-0360.

Dinner and Clothes Drive to advantage a homeless, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Michael Charities, 604 N. Hogan St. To have apparatus picked up, leave outward doorway with Saint Michael Charities created on a box. List of apparatus indispensable on website.

Celebrate Independence, presented by Brooks Rehabilitation, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Schultz Center, 4019 Boulevard Center Drive. Speaker is Beck Weathers, who survived one of a misfortune disasters ever on Mount Everest, as he reflects on his harrowing story of survival, a lessons he schooled and his autarchic appreciation for removing a second possibility during life. Includes a debate during 11:15 a.m. followed by a book signing for “Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest.”

Earth Day Celebrations:

■ Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine — 4-7 p.m. Includes giveaway s’mores and prohibited dogs, fun contribution about a ecosystem and internal environment, a ranger-led travel by a inlet route and crafts. Park admission, $8 per automobile (2-8 people), $4 singular newcomer vehicle, $2 pedestrians, bicyclist or additional passenger. (904) 461-2035 or

■ Fort Mose State Park, 15 Saratoga Blvd., St. Augustine — Marsh Hike with Master Naturalist and State Park proffer Arliss Ryan, 3-4:30 p.m. Reservations required. Free; Visitor Center admission, $2 a person. (904) 823-2232 or

■ The Jacksonville Landing — Earth Day and Ecology Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Features some-more than 70 booths of educational and interactive displays, humanities and crafts, some-more than 15 recycled earth-friendly crafts are accessible and giveaway to participate, live party and activities for a whole family. Free. (904) 353-1188 or

■ Orange Park Mall’s Center Court, 1910 Wells Road — Kidx Club module to learn children how to revoke and recycle, 1-3 p.m., with fun, educational and interactive time. Crafts embody transforming a t-shirt into a receptacle and recycling celebration cups into seedling planters. Free. (904) 269-2422 or

■ Rockaway Garden Center, 510 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach — Yoga in a Garden, 8:15-9 a.m., includes a giveaway tender with attendance; Earth Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Includes giveaways, ignored material, giveaway adult beverages and What’s a Catch food truck, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday only. (904) 853-6572.

■ Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, off Florida A1A, Palm Coast — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes environmental vendors and exhibits, live party with Michael Jordon and Sam Pacetti and a Naysayers, esteem drawings, plant sales, inlet walks and talks, a children’s territory and a display on Wild About Birds. Park admission, $5 a car. (386) 446-6780.

Riverside Arts Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays by Dec. 17, underneath a Fuller Warren Bridge, 715 Riverside Ave. Features humanities and crafts and food vendors with uninformed vegetables, fruits and produce. Live song on a River Stage by Al Poindexter, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Canary in a Coalmine, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.; May-Lou, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (904) 389-2449 or

Wings ’N’ Wheels JaxEx, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jacksonville Executive during Craig Airport, 855 St. Johns Bluff Road N. Includes immobile aircraft displays, a automobile show, craft rides, a kids zone, live entertainment, a Windshield Airport Tour and food. Free acknowledgment and parking. No pets or coolers. (904) 641-7666 or

Feel a Wheels, presented by Junior Service League of St. Augustine, to advantage a Children’s Museum of St. Augustine, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Augustine Outlets North, 500 Outlets Mall Blvd., subsequent to Bozard Ford, St. Augustine. Includes trucks, glow engines, cars, helicopters, complicated apparatus and boats. Climb-in, climb-on and hands-on fun. $5 children dual and older, adults get in free.

Performing Arts Showcase, as partial of a Cathedral Arts Project, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall. Features a opening and muster of students’ artistic creations — visible and behaving arts. (904) 281-5599 or

Spiritually Sweet Talk: Strengthening a Bond Between Mom and Daughter, presented by Spiritual Sweets, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Marble Waters Hotel Sweets, 45 Kernan Blvd. N. Includes Miss North Central Florida, Kierra Brown, with an Empowerment Workshop for girls 4-13; Sherilyn Bennett, CEO of Spiritual Sweets and author of “It’s Time for a Village Meeting: Awakening Moms, Reclaiming Our Girls,” for a healthy discourse with mothers; cook Shacafrica Simmons with a new Spiritually Sweet cookie and other honeyed treats; and doorway prizes, present bags and more. $10. Registration required.

World of Nations Celebration, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Metropolitan Park, opposite from EverBank Field. Features informative sights, sounds and tastes of opposite nations. $5 a person.

Jax Youth Poetry Slam Workshops, for teenagers 12-18, noon, Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. Features a “Product of My Environment”Poetry Workshop Series. Tonya Smart, owner of a Jax Youth Poetry Slam and a horde of “Speak Up,” will lead giveaway workshops on elegant autobiographies. Registration, (904) 502-7444.

Instrument String Recycling Program, noon-3 p.m., George’s Music, 8151 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. Bring any aged instrument strings for recycling and get electric or acoustic guitars restrung. (904) 777-9393 or

Super Saturday: Burlesque, 1 p.m., Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave. Features guest writers: Lillian Kiernan Brown and Jack Orth with “Two Bostonians Meet in Florida: Bringing Memories to Life.” Includes a display of “Banned in Boston: Memoirs of a Stripper,” a 10-minute documentary, and Brown’s memories of Burlesque; and Orth with “The Memory Bank,” on a value of essay down stories and memories. Free. (904) 278-4750.

Sandcastle Contest, 1:30 p.m., on a beach south of a Red Cross Life Saving Station, Jacksonville Beach. (904) 247-6236 or

NOFX in concert, doors open 6 p.m., Mavericks, The Jacksonville Landing.

Musical Theatre Showcase, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Orange Park Community Theatre, 2900 Moody Ave. $15 adults, $10 students. (904) 276-2599 or

Live music by Spanky a Band, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Free. (904) 353-1188 or


Opening of a Beaches Parade, 2 p.m., downtown Jacksonville Beach. (904) 247-6236 or

Caribbean Sundaze, 4-9 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Includes live entertainment. Caribbean Sundaze takes place Sundays Apr by October. Free. (904) 353-1188 or


Sebastian Bach in concert, doors open 7 p.m., Mavericks, The Jacksonville Landing.

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