Weekend Roundup for Jan. 25, 2016


‘Natural Currents’ exhibition opening

“Natural Currents” featuring the recent paintings by John Bunker and the Sculptural forms of Brian Frus will be exhibited in the main Gallery of the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach from Feb. 26 to April 8. The opening reception for the new exhibition is Friday, Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m. The Cultural Center is located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 280-0614 or visit www.ccpvb.org.

Jacksonville Science Festival

The 4th Annual Jacksonville Science Festival, a free three-day community-wide event promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education in Jacksonville, announces its partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) and The Foundation Academy. The event will be presented Feb. 25-26 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. each day at FSCJ’s South Campus and Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Friendship Fountain Park/MOSH. Highlights include interactive booth presentations, food trucks, vendors, BIG science by MOSH, STEAM Talks, performing arts and lots of fun activities. For more information, call (904)-493-3535 or visit www.jacksonvillesciencefestival.org.

Community First Seawalk Music Festival

The third annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival is Saturday, Feb. 27 from noon-8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 from noon-6 p.m. at the Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza. The festival is free. For more information, visit www.communityfirstseawalkmusicfest.com.

Fourth Saturday Family Seining Event

Join GTM Research Reserve guides on the fourth Saturday of every month (Feb. 27) from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for a family seining activity. Visitors pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting species of fish, crabs and more, and then learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. All necessary gear, including waders and boots, will be provided. There a $3 per vehicle parking fee. The event is free.
Please meet the guides at Guana Dam Recreational Area. They will be located at either the north or south boat launch, depending on the tide. For more information, call 904-823-4500. Space is limited, so please reserve a spot online at https://gtmresearchreserveexplorations.eventbrite.com. If the space is completely filled, you are encouraged to sign up for the waiting list.

Richard Marx at PV Concert Hall

Richard Marx will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets are $59.50 for the first nine rows; $49.50 for all remaining rows. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices or visit www.pvconcerthall.com.

St. Johns Reads event: 'To Kill a Mockingbird: An Evening with Scout'

The final St. Johns Reads event “To Kill a Mockingbird: An Evening with Scout” is Saturday, Feb. 27 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Mary Badham, the Academy Award nominated actress who portrayed “Scout” in the 1962 movie adaptation of the novel, will talk about her on-set experiences, her lifelong friendship with Gregory Peck, and the legacy of Harper Lee. Following the discussion, the film will be shown. Gates open at 5 p.m. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340 C A1A S., St. Augustine. For more information, call (904) 827-6928 or visit www.staugamphitheatre.com. The event is free.

The Ancient City Cat Club

The Ancient City Cat Club inaugural cat show is Saturday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine. See more than 125 pedigreed cats and household pets. There will be vendors with cat related items for cats and their owners. Hot Rod’s Mobile Muncher food truck will be on site. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students with ID and children over the age of six. No charge for children under the age of six.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants

Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants presents “Southern Flowers” (St. Johns Reads program); Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2–3:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd.
Inspired by the St. Johns Reads book for 2016, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants takes you back to the Depression Era South through flower arranging and table settings. Cathy and Marilyn show you how to incorporate Southern flavor and fun in creating everyday arrangements. Tea, lemonade, and cookies will be provided by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library who make this program possible. If you choose, buy raffle tickets for chances to win the arrangements the Sisterhood makes which help sponsor this program. Doors will open at 1:30 pm – all are welcome. For more information, call (904) 827-6950 or visit www.sjcpls.org.

Health Fair

Palms Presbyterian Church is hosting a Health Fair on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Activities include cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings, children’s activities and safety information, BMI analysis, nutrition information, massage therapy, CPR demonstrations and more. There will also be prizes and giveaways. The Health Fair is for all ages and open to the public. Palms Presbyterian is located at 3410 S. Third St., Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call (904) 246-6427 or visit www.palmschurch.org.