Weekend Roundup for Jan. 7, 2016


John Sebastian at PV Concert Hall

John Sebastian will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, Jan. 8. Reserved seating tickets are $36. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. The Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices or visit www.pvconcerthall.com.

Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions Adoption Days

Katz 4 Keeps adoption days will take place Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Katz 4 Keeps, 935B A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach (next to Sherwin Williams). For more information, call (904) 834-3223 or email katz4keeps.com.

Beaches Green Market

The Beaches Green Market is every Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at Jarboe Park (intersection of A1A and Florida Blvd.) For more information, call (904) 710-2022 or visit www.beacheslocalfoodnetwork.org..

Second Saturday Family Seining Event

The GTM Research Reserve will host Family Seining Saturday, Jan. 9 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Join staff and/or volunteers for a guided family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to 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 is 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 or go to www.gtmresearchreserveexplorations.eventbrite.com to reserve a spot online. If spaces are full, a Family Seining event is also offered on the fourth Saturday of the month. 

Pet adoption event

S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc. is having a pet adoption event every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, 880 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach.

Community Fun Day Festival

Body Control is hosting a Community Fun Day Festival to benefit Dreams Come True Foundation, Saturday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 120 Everest Land, St. Johns. The day will include free health screenings and massages, face painting and other kids activities, live music, food and drink vendors and giveaways. All proceeds from the charity raffle will benefit Dreams Come True. For more information, call (904) 516-0800. 

Boater safety course

A boater safety course presented by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary JAX Beach Flotilla 14-4, is Saturday, Jan. 9 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palm Valley Community Center,148 Canal Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach.

Qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors who will present subjects in clear terms, with demonstrations of boating basics, navigation, in-water survival, knot tying, federal and Florida boating laws and regulations and much more. A Federal and Florida course examination will be given at the conclusion of the class. Successfully passing the course will earn you a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Completion and a State of Florida Boater’s Card.

The cost is $25 cash or personal check for training materials, which are yours to keep. Two students can share course materials for a total of $30.

Bring an additional $5 for lunch (pizza, beverage and brownies will be provided) For Information and enrollment, contact Mike Christnacht, course administrator, at (904) 502-9154 or email mchristnacht@comcast.net.

EMMA Concert Association concert

EMMA Concert Association presents Andrew Sords, Violin & Eriko Izumida, Piano Sunday, Jan. 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 797-2800, email emmainfo@bellsouth.net or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.

Beaches Fine Arts Series concert

Concert organist, Ken Cowan, will perform Sunday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. at St. Johns Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Jacksonville. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (904) 270-1771 or visit www.beachesfinearts.org.

Silversun Pickups at PV Concert Hall

X102.9 presents the Silversun Pickups with guests The Dog Apollo, Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Advance admission tickets for the standing room only show are $30; $35 day of show. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. The Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall or St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices or visit www.pvconcerthall.com.

Bestselling author Brad Meltzer at The BookMark

Bestselling author of mystery, history, and children’s books Brad Meltzer will be at The BookMark on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. to talk about and sign copies of his new book “I am Martin Luther King, Jr.” This is the latest in his” Ordinary People Change the World” series for children. He will also sign copies of his mystery books, including his latest, “The President’s Shadow.”

Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.

Meltzer’s picture book series also includes biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, and Amelia Earhart. 

Brad Melter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers.  He is also the host of the TV show Brad Meltzer Decoded on the History Channel.  He lives in Florida with his wife and three children.

The BookMark is located at 220 First St., Neptune Beach. For more information, call (904) 241-9026.