Local Community Calendar

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Apr​il 2022

April 1 through December 31 - The Lightner Museum offers two new exibits:

     • Bouke de Vries: War & Pieces:  London-based Dutch artist Bouke De Vries’ War & Pieces has been described as a “masterwork” by art critics. The monumental artwork, crafted from thousands of fragments of porcelain, reimagines the decorative centerpieces that adorned seventeenth- and eighteenth-century banquet tables. A former conservator of ceramics, Bouke de Vries uses broken ceramics as the primary medium for his artwork, celebrating the “beauty of destruction” through his fragmentary sculptures. The exhibition is supported by the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council.

      • Dana Hargrove: Iceland Series: The first Lightner Local exhibition of 2022 presents Dana Hargrove: Iceland Series. Hargrove’s intimately scaled paintings offer synthesized versions of the natural landscape, where organic forms are tamed and organized to highlight mankind’s ongoing subordination of nature. Created to showcase the extraordinary talents of artists who live in the Northeast and Central Florida regions, Lightner Local is supported by the Benjamin and Jean Troemel Arts Foundation.

     April 29- Romanza Festivale: Celebration of the arts and local talent on Florida’s Historic Coast takes place April 29-May 15. Romanza will showcase some of the best local talent by offering a stage to several dozen music, arts and cultural organizations for two weeks at various locations in St. Augustine.

MAY 2022


     May 5 - Maritime Heritage Foundation Meeting: 6pm. “Row Saint Augustine ”.  We are featuring the Saint Isles skiff which is built from kits. Our foundation,a 501 C3, is hosting our first event at the fountain of youth on May 5 at 6pm. Kathy Fleming executive director of the Lighthouse will be the keynote speaker. Make your free reservation on Eventbrite or call 904-599-3800 for information.

     May 5-  St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival, named a Top 10 food event in Florida by USA Today editors will take place at the World Golf Village and other locations around St. Augustine May 5-8. This culinary celebration showcases food culture with celebrity guest chefs, celebrity winemakers/ proprietors, local chefs, artisans and local craft spirits/beers. The festival offers a wide variety of events for all tastebuds, from wine dinners and tasting events, to master classes and more.

     May 6 - The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival:  Celebrates the life and music of the legendary story teller takes place May 6-8

     May 6- A Classic Threater will present The Immigrant at The Waterworks on May 6-15. Set in rural Texas, The Immigrant follows 19-year-old Haskell Harelik and his family as they navigate assimilation from Russia.

     May 6- Chamber Politics in St. Johns: Legislative Update Breakfast - Time: 8 - 9:30 a.m. Renaissance World Golf Villiage, 500 S Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, FL Cost: $40 for members

Non-members & Guests, please contact Ericha Gore. The SJC State Legislative Delegation, Vice Chairman of the SJC Board of County Commissioners and the Mayors of both St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach are expected to give remarks on the recently concluded session in Tallahassee and the upcoming budget discussions at both the County and Municipal levels.

      May 7 - A Latin American Festival: This spring’s main music event presents an immersion into the exciting Latin culture with live music, food, dance and fun for the whole family at Unidos en la Musica: A Latin American Festival on May 7, at Francis Field in St. Augustine. Some of the best international, local and regional performing groups around, such as the Grammy Award-Winning legendary salsa band from Colombia, Grupo Niche, Baba Caiman, world champion salsa dancers Emily and Raul along with Romi & Alex as they teach salsa/bachata dance workshops and perform their championship routines. Folklore groups Viva Panama USA, Tloke Nahuake, Ballet Folklorico Azteca, Bolivia Magica Ballet Folklorico, and others will be dancing throughout the day. Authentic Latin American food will be available throughout the day. To learn more, visit unidosenlamusica.com

     May 7-  Gainesville Orchestra presents Jersey Boys and Girls May 7 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College in St. Augustine. EMMA Concert Association holds performance during Romanza Festivale of the Arts.

     May 7 - 148 Kentucky Derby Run: Tip your hats and celebrate the 148th Kentucky Derby at St. Augustine’s Tringali Barn, on May 7, 2022, from 4 to 8 p.m., with food, fashion, and fun at the 10th annual Derby Run, a benefit for Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

     May 7 - Bingo & Pizza Night:  This fun and food event is once again open to the community. It will be held at Temple Bet Yam, 2055 Wildwood Dr. at 6:00 PM. For a $15 per person cover, enjoy a full night of bingo, cash prizes, and a complete pizza dinner. Contact Carol Levy at 954-895-7332 or [email protected] for information and reservation. Make

     May 7 - High Tea & Crafts: Shores United Methodist Church 10am - 2pm. This very popular, free event will allow participants to sample a variety of traditional tea sandwiches, desserts, coffee and tea AND to learn a new craft or two. Areas will be set aside for crafting different items that could be used as gifts. The event is free,

    May 11 - Grief Share: Crescent Beach Baptist Church 6pm-7:30pm.

a place to find healing for men and women seeking answers to difficult circumstances after the death of a loved one. A journey from mourning to joy.

Grief support sessions for hurting people to find support, healing and hope. Register through GriefShare.org under Find a Group or email Melanie at [email protected], You are welcome to join anytime during the 13 weeks

    May 11 - St. Augustine History Festival will take place May 11 – 15, and will showcase the history of St. Augustine from the city’s beginning 457 years ago to present day through a series of presentations, special exhibits, tours and reenactments.

     May 11 -  50th Annual Blue Marlin Tournament takes place at St. Augustine’s Camachee Cove May 11-14. The tournament is part of the Atlantic Division of the Sport Fishing Championship (SFC) where competitors in this exciting offshore tournament earn points based on their placement in qualifying events. There will be lots of action on the docks when anglers bring in their catch each afternoon.

     May 13 - St. Augustine Concert Band: Let’s make a date! SACB is performing their final concert of the season:

Friday, May 13 at 7:30 PM, Pacetti Bay Middle School

Tickets are available now at: staugband.org/tickets or at the door. Our March program was treated to a standing ovation -- catch the highlights here: https://fb.watch/cCrXTXqyz0/.

Make plans not to miss this performance. Get your tickets online today or at the door.

     May 15 - 3rd AnnualBeaches, A Celebration of the Arts: Join us to be transported into a tropical Hawaiian setting. Enjoy cocktails, chef specialties, Hawaiian entertainment, music, an awards presentation, and silent auction items that reflect our vibrant community. We will be presenting the following five awards: Emerging Artist Award, The Ron and Hilah Autrey Arts Education & Advocacy Award, The Art of Giving Award, Community Impact Award (Member's Choice)

Irene Lazzara's Beaches, and A Celebration of the Arts Award. For more information, please contact Community Connections Manager, Callie Johnson, at [email protected] or (904) 280-0614 x1202.

     May 16 - Annual Chamber Golf Tournament: The Ponte Vedra Inn and Club Ocean Course is a member's only course... but YOU can golf it with us on May 16! The 2022 Chamber Golf Classic will feature several contests with great prizes and an award ceremony.

     May 18 - Living with Cancer Support Group: 11am Flagler Hospital Ste 1010. Whether you’re a patient, survivor or caregiver, this is your opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer in a group of people who can inspire, relate to and support you along your journey. All are welcome.

     May 21 - Peter & the Wolf and Don Quixote Suite. 1:30pm and 7pm. Flagler College Lewis Auditorium.

     May 21 - AS IF! The 90s Fest: Montell Jordan + Eve 6 to Headline 2nd Annual AS IF The 90s Fest. Ancient City Entertainment presents a throwback party with music, games, food, and fun at Francis Field.

     May 25 - Music & Art by the Sea: St. Johns County Pier park. Evening of art and Music. www.sabca.org

     May 25 - 2022 State of the Tourism Industry Event! Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 8:15 - 11 a.m.

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort.

June 2022

     June 17 - North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) 56th Annual Meeting. We are having our meeting in St. Augustine (Flagler College) June 17-19 this year. It will be the 56th annual meeting the organization has had and it is truly a North American organization! They have chosen St. Augustine, a city that loves flags, for the event! Previous annual meetings have usually been in the larger cities of North America.