March EdZOOcational Programs at the Brevard Zoo
Animal Spotlight: Mr. T
Rescued from a pool in 2013, Mr. T is one tough turtle! Known as the only turtle that lives in brackish water, diamondback terrapins are unique to the Indian River Lagoon. Mr. T is a great ambassador for his species, as he is trained to follow a target in exchange for one of his favorite treats: mealworms! You can help diamondback terrapin populations by supporting efforts to restore their habitats.
Nighttime at the Zoo
Saturday, March 16
From alligators to zebras, learn how keepers care for animals in their zoo home during this night hike for children ages 5–12. Check out our zoo kitchen and help make animal enrichments. Extend your adventure and sign up for an overnight!
Friday, March 8
As important indicator species, frogs and toads play a vital role in Florida's ecosystem. Become a FrogWatch Citizen Scientist by attending this training session and learn how to contribute to amphibian conservation efforts.
Zoo Camp Registration Is Open!
Zoo camp will take your child's love of learning to new heights! Designed to spark a child's interest in conservation, science and the outdoors, zoo camp is a one-of-a-kind adventure. Sign up now to join us for a zoorific summer.
For more info & to see other fun events coming up, visit https://brevardzoo.org
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WHAT’S NEW FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019 IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
ORLANDO NORTH, SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (March 7, 2019) – Repeat visitors to the Central Florida theme parks and beaches seek out new activities, lodging and dining spots to keep things fresh for the kids and themselves. In Orlando North, Seminole County (midway between the two tourist corridors) has lots new to entice travelers to try something new, quirky and to look forward to in the future. Here’s just a sampling:
Opened in Sanford is ALTITUDE, a huge -- as in over 30,000 square feet-- indoor trampoline park. It’s the perfect place to have your kids jump off their energy and let them explore new activities (and stunts), as in jumping off a diving board or trapeze swing into a big pool of colorful foam cubes or playing Wipeout as the padded arms of the spinning wheel try to knock them and their friends over. Altitude Trampoline Park, 1810 Rinehart Road, Sanford, Florida 32771. Ph: (321) 246-3407.
Experience GOAT YOGA! Part Yoga, Part Animal Assisted Therapy, Goat Yoga is about disconnecting from day to day stress, illness or depression and focusing on happy holistic vibes! No yoga experience is needed. This is perfect for families vacationing in Florida and looking for something unique, memorable and magical! Just head to Dancing Moon Farm in Sanford. Cost: $37. Original Goat Yoga Sanford/Orlando. 725 Myrtle , Sanford, FL 32771. Ph: 888-992-4628. https://orlando.goatyoga.net/
Unlike in days of yore, folks are trying to break into The Old Jailhouse in Sanford -- for a great meal that is. The 1890s building, which started off as a livery, and served as the Seminole County Jail in the early 1900s, is now serving up fare from the American Sunbelt. Their slogan: Kitchen & Spirits Behind Bars. The designers kept a lot of the original décor from the lock up days including barred windows, and period chandeliers. 1113 S Palmetto Ave., Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 548-6964.
In Lake Mary a healthy fast-casual restaurant, Salata, offers fully customizable salads, wraps and more. Located at Lake Mary’s Colonial Town Park Center at 1120 Townpark Avenue, the new Salata offers guests fully customizable, tossed-to-order salads and wraps, soups, organic teas and lemonades. All fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins are chopped daily in-house. With five salad bases, more than 50 toppings, and 10 house-made, gluten-free dressings, guests can create meals without restrictions to meet their own definitions of healthy.
WEKIVA ISLAND, a prized recreation area on the Wekiva River for canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming and more is pleased to announce the reopening of the Without a Paddle Cafe. Patrons can look for those 'ole favorites and new menu masterpieces, plus the return of Firepit Fridays. The 2nd Floor of the Tooting Otter Craft Beer, Wine and General store now houses an Art Gallery. With Art as a key focus, the new Gallery will include an extensive display with featured artists and artwork from past Wekiva Paint Out events.
LOOKING AHEAD AT NEW AND RENOVATED LODGING OPTIONS…
The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North will be doing soft goods renovations on all guestrooms in summer 2019. A public space soft goods renovation was completed in April 2017 that included the Westin Lobby with a full Lobby transformation, Lobby Bar full renovation, and installation of the Westin Living Wall. All Meeting Spaces were renovated with new carpet, wall vinyl, lighting sconces, and digital reader boards and meeting room signs throughout all meeting space. Guest floor corridors were renovated with new carpet, wall vinyl, and lighting sconces. The Westin Club Lounge underwent a full renovation.
The historic Mayfair Inn, overlooking Sanford’s Lake Monroe and the St. John’s River is undergoing a $10+ million renovation and plans to reopen 2020. It’s last guests departed some 55 years ago. The renovated property will house a 120-room full service hotel.
About Orlando North, Seminole County:
Teeming with old Florida charm and young Florida vibrancy, Orlando North, Seminole County offers visitors nature-based attractions, eclectic dining, a booming micro brew scene, plus a year round calendar of festivals and events. With over 2,000 waterways, you’ll discover a wide array of thrilling outdoor activities from paddling in clear freshwater springs and rivers to airboating among alligators, or zooming through an aerial zip line course. It also features an array of sports and training facilities for amateur tournament play, including the 102-acre Boombah Sports Complex at Seminole County. And getting here is easy via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), Orlando International Airport (MCO), aboard the Amtrak Auto Train, or via auto on I-95 and I-4; and you’ll save 30% on accommodations over Orlando and beachfront hotels. All this and it’s less than an hour’s drive to area theme parks and beaches too. 1-800-800-7832 or 407-665-2900 or visit: www.DoOrlandoNorth.com
ASHA's Spring Cleaning Tech Challenge
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) a group of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists, recently provided us with their Spring Cleaning Tech Challenge and we think it's great!
Unfortunately these days, kids are spending more and more time on electronic devices. With so much time spent staring at screens, a child's development can slow down significantly - not to mention the physical toll on their little bodies like eye strain, blurred vision and headaches.
That's why ASHA began the Spring Cleaning Tech Challenge - to ensure that children's language and speech development continue.
The professionals at ASHA encourage you to ask yourself if your family's tech use is sparking joy? If not, take that Marie Kondo approach to help build healthy tech habits for you and your kids:
ASHA's Spring Cleaning Tech Challenge
Carve out dedicated tech-free times each day. Pick a time, even if it is just a half hour or hour, where everyone in the family puts their devices away. No interruptions allowed. Maybe it's dinner time, or the hour before bed. This is your time to recharge your family connection.
Dedicate tech-free zones in the home. Feeling more ambitious? Take one of your beautiful new de-cluttered spaces inspired by Marie Kondo and further transform it into a tech-free zone, such as the family room or the kitchen. This can be an oasis away from all the noise and distraction of social media, email, video games, texting and everything else that keeps us on edge, distracted, and disengaged.
Do a tech audit. It's easier than ever to see how you are spending you and everyone in your family is spending their time online, with many operating systems are now automatically logging this for customers and sending weekly screen time reports. But have you really taken a look and digested how many hours a day you are spending on various apps? Is this time well spent? Is what you are doing online "sparking joy?" These reports may inspire you to make some changes.
Make a tech swap. Swap out some tech time for one other activity a day or week... playing a board game, talking a family walk, or doing anything else you or your family haven't had the time to do. We often feel so busy, but everyone could surely find 30 minutes that they are spending on phones or tablets to make room in their lives for this quality time.
Create a family technology plan-together. Sometimes, a formal commitment drives adherence. Want to make more healthy tech use a habit rather than a passing fluke? Create an agreed upon set of rules around family members' technology use (when, where, how much, for what, with whom, etc.) to keep everyone on track. By involving your kids in the process, you are more likely to achieve the results you want.
Make screen time a shared activity. Screen time tends to be a solitary activity, but it doesn't have to be. If your kids are playing a game on their tablets, ask if they can teach you to play... or even if you can just watch. Ask questions-let them teach you something. You'll get a window into their world, giving new opportunities for communication and connection.
Listen safely. With kids and adults alike logging more time than ever using headphones or earbuds as they listen to music, binge watch a new show, or play interactive video games on their devices-in their homes and on the go-it's critical to pay attention to the volume so that you and your family members aren't inadvertently setting yourselves up for future hearing loss. The World Health Organization says 1.1 billion adults ages 18-35 may be at risk for noise-induced hearing loss from loud tech devices. Turn the volume to half and take listening breaks.
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Steffany Skelley Gilmer
We love cooking but even more than that, we love cooking together as a family. After a long, busy day when everyone is either working or in school, it's nice being able to come together in the kitchen and spend time with one another while we prepare dinner.
It doesn't matter if you've got the skills of a professional chef or if you're just starting out in the kitchen. Cooking and meal time is a great opportunity to gather the family together and share stories, make memories, have a few laughs and work together as a team.
Not to mention, it's educational for the kids too (think measuring, time management, etc.) Cooking helps develop children's hand-eye coordination and small muscle control. A child's pride and confidence grow as new skills are learned in the kitchen. And, cooking as a family also helps teach responsibility and teamwork.
Authors Shelley Onderdonk and Rebecca Bloom are professional, working women, longtime friends and also moms - and they know that cooking and meal time is a great chance to share something special with the family. They also know that cooking doesn't have to be complicated!
Since their children were about to leave for college, these longtime friends worked together to create The Anti-Cookbook - a very special and unique cookbook that takes all the "what ifs" and worry out of the kitchen.
The Anti-Cookbook breaks down recipes in an easy to follow format, shows how cooking doesn't need to be complicated, offers great motherly tips & advice and reminds us how meal time is not only a time for nourishment but also a time to create memories with those that we love.
In exchange for a review, we were given a copy of Shelley Onderdonk and Rebecca Bloom's The Anti-Cookbook. Scroll down to read what we loved about this book and where you can purchase a copy!
What we loved about The Anti-Cookbook:
The Anti-Cookbook is hands-down the most approachable, beginner-friendly cookbook we’ve seen yet! We loved that this book was written by moms who wanted to equip their children with the skills they needed to make it on their own at college. We loved that The Anti-Cook Book is packed full of easy-to-make lunch/dinner recipes, motherly tried-and-true cooking advice, time-management cooking tips and even lots of delicious desserts that are sure to help any novice cook feel confident in the kitchen.
We think that The Anti-Cookbook is a very special and unique cookbook that takes all the "what ifs" and worry out of the kitchen. The Anti-Cook Book is the perfect book for new cooks of all ages and we think it's a must-have item for every home kitchen!
I should also mention that we had a lot of fun making the Chocolate Chip Banana Muffin Recipe on page 69 and oh my, were they delicious!
The Anti-Cook Book is available for purchase in store and online now! Click here to order your copy on Amazon for just $15.82!
Visit www.anti-cookbook.com to see even more great recipes & cooking tips!
Steffany Skelley Gilmer
I remember walking down the seemingly endless aisles of parental advice books when I was pregnant with my first child. My head swimming, I purchased a huge stack of books in hope that at least one of them would give me the answers I knew I would need after my baby arrived.
When my baby was born a few months later, I had plenty of advice for all the newborn stuff – and thanks to the help of my family, friends and countless hours of reading, I did a pretty good job as a first-time mom...
And then in the blink of an eye, my tiny little baby grew into a kid.
So what happens after the baby phase is over? What happens when your little one is in that “middle stage” where they are beginning to explore their own independence yet still require so much of your time and attention? When they start to spread their little wings and begin kindergarten, when they become a big brother/big sister, when they have endless questions and big, scary feelings that they need help sorting through?
Early Childhood educator & preschool owner Christine Kyriakakos Martin has spent over 40 years helping parents with the every-day challenges they face raising their young children. As a mother herself, she understands how amazing yet hard parenting can be - which is why she decided to write a book giving parents everywhere her practical tips & advice so they can help their children feel calm, secure and confident no matter what challenges arise each day!
In You've Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years, Christine Kyriakakos Martin gives advice on some of the most pressing issues and questions brought up by parents during her 40+ years in early childhood education. In each topic of the book, parents are given practical tips, ways to apply the information within their own home, and encouraging quotes from individuals from a multitude of backgrounds such as teachers, education specialists, parents, grandparents and successful professionals.
As Christine Kyriakakos Martin says in the book, "I know you can do this! Use the tools in this book to take a ride through the beautiful journey parenting can be. It's a ride that you take with the best possible passengers...your children."
In exchange for our review, we were given a copy of Christine Kyriakakos Martin’s book You’ve Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years. Scroll down to read what we loved about this book and where you can purchase a copy!
What we loved about You’ve Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years:
As parents of two children under age 7, we loved You’ve Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years. The book was full of great advice and covered tons of challenging situations that all parents of young children face each day. As parents ourselves, we especially appreciated the topics Bedtime, Eating Habits for Picky Eaters, Sibling Relationships, and Parenting in the Fast Lane and found many helpful tips to use with our own little ones. We loved the approachable but very clear and direct advice written by Christine Kyriakakos Martin and we recommend You’ve Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years for all new parents, parents of young children and expecting parents too!
You’ve Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years is available for purchase online and in stores now! Click HERE to order a copy on Amazon for just $16.95!
You can also view Christine Kyriakakos Martin's website at www.youvegotthisparenting.com/
THE PLAYERS Championship: A Family Friendly, Affordable Professional Sporting Event
THE PLAYERS Championship is a world-class sporting event held on Florida's Historic Coast. The March 12 - 17, 2019, event in Ponte Vedra Beach attracts hundreds of thousands of fans each year, especially families, and here's why.
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course-and everything about this tournament-was designed with the complete fan experience in mind, from the stadium-style seating, to the outside-the-ropes experiences and venues, to the food and beverage offerings. Thanks to one of the most kid-friendly policies in all of sport, there is no limit for the number of youth (18 and under) admitted free with one ticketed adult. In addition, THE PLAYERS offers a Family Plan package that makes the tournament even more affordable.
Family-Friendly Affordable PLAYERS!
Where else can a family of four attend a professional sporting event for as little as $50? The cost for a family of four with two adults and two children is as little as $50 with free parking.
Single day Stadium Passes range from $25 - $70 for adults (age 18+). Children age 18 and under get free admission with a ticketed adult and there is no limit to the number of children that can enter free.
Stadium Passes grant access to more than 19 on-site public venues; local food and beverage options; rope-side access to your favorite players, and much more.
Compare the cost of a day for the family to THE PLAYERS to a trip to the movies or a local attraction:
Do you coach a youth sports team? Bring the whole team to THE PLAYERS for free. What better way to kick off or end a season than a team outing to a world-class sporting event. The entire team (18 and under) can attend THE PLAYERS with their coach and only the coach needs to pay for a Stadium Pass.
Additional perks with the PLAYERS Family Plan
Thursday through Saturday, a Family Plan package offers additional savings and benefits for families seeking a day at THE PLAYERS. Families get two adult Stadium Passes, unlimited youth admission and two $10 concession vouchers. The Family Plan is $120 for Thursday and $140 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (taxes not included). Parking passes are additional, but any car with four or more passengers parks for free under THE PLAYERS "Four for Free" policy. The Family Plan is being sold at 30 participating Daily's convenience stores through March 17, until all tickets are sold.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of tournament week, as in previous years, fans can still park for free in the general parking lot, and no parking pass is required. From Thursday-Sunday at THE PLAYERS, however, fans are required to purchase daily parking passes in advance ($35 Thursday for general parking; $40 per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in general parking). Parking passes are required for entry and can only be purchased at
https://theplayersparking.clickandpark.com/. The tournament will not be selling parking passes in the lot, and parking will not be sold at Publix or Will Call.
THE PLAYERS "Four for Free" policy
Fans with four or more guests in a vehicle can park for FREE Thursday through Sunday with the "Four for Free" parking voucher. Fans can go online to https://theplayersparking.clickandpark.com (click on the "Tickets" tab) to download the voucher, which allows free parking in the general lot off of CR210. A new voucher must be downloaded and printed for each day; there is no limit to the number of days guests can park for free but there is a limited number of vouchers per day.
Special pricing and amenities for Military Families
THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week, in addition to discounted admission for veterans. To obtain vouchers, go to THEPLAYERS.com/ticketsand click REDEEM in the Military Ticket section. Parking is not included with the free or discounted ticket Thursday through Sunday. All parking on Tuesday and Wednesday is free.
Throughout tournament week, all active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, veterans and their dependents will have access to the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots' Outpost, a hospitality tent reserved exclusively for the military which offers complimentary food, beverages and activities. Located near the tee at No. 16, the Patriots' Outpost is financially supported by THE PLAYERS and Jacksonville-area companies and individuals. United Rentals is the lead sponsor of the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots' Outpost. In 2018, THE PLAYERS issued more than 26,500 complimentary military tickets and hosted more than 22,000 military members and their families in the Patriots' Outpost.
Bring your own snacks!
THE PLAYERS will allow fans to bring in their own food in a 1-gallon clear, plastic bag where food items are also wrapped in clear wrap. This policy does not allow fans to bring in beverages.
Fans can refill their empty water bottles at the filtered water stations throughout the course. This policy does not allow fans to bring in outside water bottles and/or beverages. Filtered drinking water is available in the permanent restrooms near The Patio, Taste of JAX and Wine & Dine on 9, and behind 16 green; so keep that bottle and refill it as many times as you'd like as a way to stay hydrated and save money at THE PLAYERS.
Kid Zone presented by The First Tee
There are plenty of activities for children to enjoy with family-friendly experiences for kids of all ages. The Kid Zone presented by The First Tee is an enclosed air-conditioned venue, located in THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience, with interactive activities. This is not a daycare area, as parents are required to stay with their children, but it allows parents the ability to take a break and relax in the shade while the kids have some fun.
Family Care Suite presented by Baptist Health
As part of Baptist's program as the on-site provider of medical services, the Family Care Suite will extend its services to attendees of THE PLAYERS with the venue serving as a comfort station for mothers and fathers to care for their babies and have a private, comfortable venue as needed during tournament week.
Autograph Zone for Kids
Autographs are not allowed on course during practice days and tournament competition days, but THE PLAYERS has designated "Autograph Zones" on course, one at the practice ground and the other at the scoring area behind 18 green, to allow fans the opportunity to meet their favorite players and get that coveted signature. There is a "kid corner" within the autograph zones designated specifically for youth. PGA TOUR players have been asked to spend time in the two designated autograph zones before and/or after play.
The Visitors and Convention Bureau markets the entirety of St. Johns County as a global destination for premier leisure and group travel.
Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Florida's Historic Coast includes historic St. Augustine, the outstanding golf and seaside elegance of Ponte Vedra, and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches. For information call 1.800.653.2489 or go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com. Check us out on Twitter @FlHistoricCoast on Instagram @FloridasHistoricCoast and @ViajaSanAgustin on Facebook.com/OfficialStAugustine and Facebook.com/ViajaSanAgustin. #StAugustine #PonteVedra #FloridasHistoricCoast #ViajaSanAgustin
MORE ARTISTS ANNOUCED FOR SEAWORLD’S SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL
All concerts included with theme park admission
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2019) – Guests visiting SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival can enjoy world-class entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at Bayside Stadium, all included with theme park admission. Today, SeaWorld has announced additional performances to look forward to:
Concerts are held at Bayside Stadium each Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 p.m. For the best seat in the house, guests can purchase reserved seating for select performances. Reserved seating opportunities are available online here.
New this year, guests are able to enjoy Seven Seas on Friday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with all food and drink booths available to visit. For Friday’s in March, guests can “double your pour after 4” and take advantage of buy one get one free beverages that are available on the Seven Seas Food & Beverage Sampling Lanyards at participating festival locations.
A complete menu of the Seven Seas Food Festival dishes and drinks can be found online here.
Best Way to Play:
The best way for guests to experience the Seven Seas Food Festival and all of the events at SeaWorld Orlando is with an Annual Pass, starting as low as $10.99 a month for Florida residents. Bronze blockout dates may apply. Special members-only benefits such as discounts on dining and shopping make the Annual Pass especially valuable to enjoy SeaWorld’s events throughout the year.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com. Follow SeaWorld on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Seven Seas Food Festival details and information.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 33,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.
The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visitwww.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.
Art Galleries and Special Museum Tours and Exhibits
Art and culture can be found on every corner of Florida's Historic Coast. For a complete list of special museum exhibits, art galleries shows, and other heritage cultural experiences, please visit www.HistoricCoastCulture.com
Monday, March 4
Gin Blossoms New Miserable Experience Live Tour at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $38.50 and $42.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Tuesday, March 5
St. Augustine Scoundrels
Join the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine for this performance at 7:30 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre. Admission is $10. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-540-0402www.taletellers.org
Wednesday - Sunday, March 6-10
Join Flagler College's Theatre Arts students for this performance of one of Anton Chekhov's classic and beloved plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. General admission is $15. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481www.flagler.edu/theatre
Thursday, March 7
The Avett Brothers at The Amp
Doors open at 6 p.m. Performance is at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $59-$79. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.theampsa.com
Thursday - Saturday, March 7-9
First Coast Classic Dancesport Championships
Visit St. Augustine's Renaissance Resort World Golf Village for this professional dance event. Tickets range from $25-$60. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine 904-338-9219www.firstcoastclassic.com
Thursday- Sunday, March 7-10
Girls' Weekend at the Limelight Theatre
Enjoy this comedy playing at the Limelight Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $20-$26. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164www.limelight-theatre.org
Friday, March 8
Native Landscaping Lecture Series
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and UF/IFAS for a free lecture about Florida-Friendly Landscaping from 10-11 a.m. at THE PLAYERS Community Center. 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0335 http://bit.ly/2GeDNeu
Bursting with Blooms Gala
Join the St. Augustine Community Chorus and St. Augustine Orchestra from 6-10 p.m. for an evening of music, dinner and dancing at the Riverview Club. Tickets are $90. 790 Christina Dr., St. Augustine 904-436-3960 www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org
Night Under the Stars
Learn all about the night sky at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This free event is hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Ancient City Astronomy Club. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-209-0335 http://bit.ly/2WZ2Msa
Outlaws & Renegades Tour Starring Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band with Special Guest Cadillac Three at The Amp
Doors open at 5 p.m. Performance is at 6:45 p.m. Admission ranges from $44-$94. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.theampsa.com
An Evening with The Infamous Stringdusters Featuring Roosevelt Collier at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $29 and $32. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday - Sunday, March 8-10
St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival
Enjoy this three-day event at Francis Field with internationally acclaimed Celtic bands, a Whiskey Tasting, Highland games, Celtic shopping, food and more. The St. Patrick's Day parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. General admission is $10. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine www.celticstaugustine.com
Saturday, March 9
Saint Anastasia Catholic Church Concert Series
Enjoy this concert at the Saint Anastasia Catholic Church where Helen Morin with friends Randy Tinnin and Curtis Powell perform at 7 p.m. Admission is free. There is a $10 suggested donation. 5205 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-5364 www.saccfl.org/2018-2019concertseries
10,000 Maniacs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $36 and $40. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Sunday, March 10
Spring 2019 St. Augustine Record Fair
Visit The Amp from noon-6 p.m. for this fair presented by local record store ToneVendor that is a free, family friendly event where music lovers and collectors are invited to shop thousands of music-related items. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367www.theampsa.com
Visit the Corazon Cinema and Cafe for this 2 p.m. performance by Lee Weaver about the Spanish Inquisition in old St. Augustine. Admission is $20. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-687-8798 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Florida Chamber Music Project
Enjoy this performance of Arabesque, Widmung, Frühlingsnacht and Piano Quartet in E flat major, Schumann with guest artist Hyunsoon Whang, piano at 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. General admission is $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367www.pvconcerthall.com
Tank and the Bangas with Guests Alfred Banks and Maggie Koerner at The Amp Backyard Stage
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performance is at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 and $25.1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.theampsa.com
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