Weekend Roundup for April 28, 2016


Photography Show

The 5th Annual Saint Augustine Camera Club’s (SACC) juried member photography show will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 Sebastian View, St. Augustine from May 3 through June 8. The St. Johns Cultural Council will host an opening reception for this exhibit on Tuesday May 3, beginning at 8:15 a.m., just before the Board of County Commission meeting. The reception is open to the public. The St. Johns County Administration Building is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions Adoption Days

Katz 4 Keeps adoption days will take place Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katz 4 Keeps, 935B A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach (next to Sherwin Williams). For more information, call (904) 834-3223 or email katz4keeps.org.

Labor of Love Family Fest

The Labor of Love Family Fest to benefit Alpha-Omega Miracle Home will be held Saturday April 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Francis Field, 14 W. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. The festival will include live music, entertainment, Jumperama inflatables, food trucks, vendors, a raffle and giveaways, vehicles to explore including a hummer, helicopter, fire truck and more. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and active military with ID. Kids 12 and under are admitted free. Festival attendees may want to bring blankets or chairs. Pre-sale Jumperama wristbands are available for discounted purchase. For more information, call (904) 823-588 or visit www.aomh.org.

Ponte Vedra Beach Library book sale

The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library semi-annual book sale continues at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. through April 30. The book sale will take place April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the bag day sale.

Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival

The 2016 Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival will be held April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tree Hill Nature Center, 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville. The annual event will include animal encounters, live music, local vendors, games and a live butterfly release. For more information, call (904) 724-4646 or visit www.treehill.org/visit/josephastrasserbutterflyfestival.aspx.

Kids STEM Club: LEGO Robotics

On April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m., kids ages 10 and up can sign up to build and program robots from LEGO bricks at the Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine. Space is limited; call (904) 827-6900 to register. .

Singers by the Sea spring concert

The annual Singers by the Sea spring concert “Let There Be Music” will be held May 1 at 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach. A sample of the songs to be performed are: the Swahili song “Tuimbe” (Let there be music), “Homeward Bound,” “Come and Go With Me,” “Music in My Mother’s House,” “A Place in the Choir,” “Anthem,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Amazing Grace,” and “I Sing Because I’m Happy.” The concert is free and open to the public; donations are accepted. A reception will follow the approximately 50-minute program. For more information, call (904) 285-5781 or visit www.sbts-fl.org.

‘All the Way’ at Players by the Sea

Players by the Sea Theatre presents “All the Way,” a political drama about former President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s passage of the Civil Rights Act on the theatre’s main stage April 28, 29, 30 and May 5, 6, 7 at 8 p.m. and Sunday May 1 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $23; senior, student and military tickets are $20. The theatre is located at 106 Sixth St. N., Jacksonville Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 249-0289 or visit www.playersbythesea.org.

‘The 39 Steps’ at Limelight Theatre

Limelight Theatre presents “The 39 Steps” on the Matuza Main Stage through May 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors and $20 for military and students. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 825-1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest

The 2016 Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest kicked off April 27 and will be running through May 1 at the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.  World-class photographers along with new professionals and instructors will offer technical training opportunities and birding in-field programs. For more information, visit www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com.

Gamble Rogers Music Festival

The 21st annual Gamble Rogers Music Festival will take place April 29-May 1 at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. The festival features Americana, folk, bluegrass and singer/songrwriters. Performers include Flagship Romance, Amy Hendrickson, The Driftwoods and many more. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online or at select St. Augustine retail locations. For more information, visit www.gamblerogersfest.org.

“National Parks Adventure 3D” at World Golf Village IMAX 3D

Now through May 1, join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine National parks. World Golf Village IMAX 3D is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 940-4133 or visit www.worldgolfimax.com