Holiday Shoppes at CCPVB
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach celebrates 25 years of great shopping with the Silver Anniversary of the Holiday Shoppes, Nov, 13-15 at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. Over 25 handpicked boutiques from all across the country return for this three day shopping extravaganza. New this year will be several authors showcasing and selling their books, as well as new food vendors such as Ancient Olive and Nothing Bundt Cakes. The Holiday Shoppes are open Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation at the door. For more information, call (904) 280-0614 x 205 or visit www.ccpvb.org.
Super Scenic 72 Mile Garage Sale
The 7th Annual Super Scenic 72 Mile Garage Sale takes place Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The garage sale starts at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and ends in Flagler Beach, with several stops at community sites along the way. Vendors will be open to sell a variety of items ranging from household goods, sports equipment, antiques, handcrafted goods and more. For a map or for more information, visit www.scenica1a.org.
‘Lighthouse Speakeasy’ fundraiser
On Friday, Nov. 13, from 7-10 p.m., the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will host a special fundraiser featuring a selection of craft whiskey samples and food pairings from the Blackfly Restaurant. The “Lighthouse Speakeasy” will include samples from Hudson Whiskey, Jefferson’s Bourbon, Templeton Rye and Carpano Antica Formula. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum’s maritime research and education programs. Tickets are $150 per person. Space is limited; to make reservations visit www.staugustinelighthouse.org/speakeasy or call (904) 829-0745.
Jake Shimabukuro at PVCH
Ukulele prodigy, Jake Shimabukure will be performing at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Friday, Nov. 13. Tickets are $44.50 for the first 11 rows; $34.50 for all remaining rows. Doors open at 7 p.m..; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office, as well as online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com.
Salt Marsh Brewgrass Festival
The Salt Marsh Brewgrass Festival benefit concert for the North Florida Land Trust is Saturday, Nov. 14 from 2-8 p.m. at Big Talbot Island in Jacksonville. The bluegrass concert event will feature live music by Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, The Applebutter Express and Firewater Tenet Revival. The event is family-friendly. Adult tickets are $35; kids 12 and under are admitted free. Visit www.saltmarshbrewgrass.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets online.
Putnam County Animal Shelter benefit
A second annual event to benefit the animals of the Putnam County animal shelter is Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 10 Eighth St., Jacksonville Beach. There is no entry fee to the fundraiser, but donations are appreciated. The event will include live music, a silent auction, a pet photo booth, food, a cash bar and more. Holiday books donations will also be collected and donated to Wolfson Children’s Hospital The event is family-friendly and open to the public and their (leashed) pets.
Lannadoo Celtic Festival
Lannadoo, a Jacksonville Celtic Festival celebrating Celtic culture, music and heritage, will take place over two day on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Seawalk Pavilion and Latham Plaza. The festival will feature family-friendly activities, food and merchandise vendors, highland games, a 5K Kilt Run and more. The festival is open to the public and free to attend. All access passes are available for purchase online at www.lannadooc.om.
Jax by Jax
Jax by Jax, a festival showcasing the talents of 24 local writers, will take place Saturday, Nov. 14 from 3-7 p.m. in Riverside. Festival-goers can peruse the 12 participating venues along Park and King Streets and listen to local authors, poets and playwrights read and talk about their works. A printable event guide is available at www.jaxbyjax.com, along with bios of the 2015 writers. An after party and book sighing will take place at Everess Art Studio, located on the corner of Rosselle and King Streets. Entry to the after party is $10 with proceeds supporting the festival.
Harvest Time at Fort Mose
On Saturday, Nov. 14 Florida Living History, Inc., in partnership with Fort Mose Historic State Park and the Fort Mose Historical Society, will present 18th-century, historical interpretation focusing on harvest-time in colonial Spanish Florida. The event is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fort Mose Historic State Park,15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. Admission to this heritage Event is free of charge to the public. There is a Museum admission fee of $2 per adult; children, age 5 and younger, are free. For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose.
Family Seining Activity
On the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., visitors can pull a seine net through Guana Lake and then learn about the species they collect. Waders, boots, and all other necessary gear will be provided. The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Verdra Beach hosts monthly events that the whole family can enjoy together. The programs are free with paid entrance to the park. Be sure to call or visit the website before heading out to one of the events in case a date has changed or been rescheduled. For more information, call (904) 823-4500 or visit www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal /sites/gtm.
10th Annual Holiday Spectacular at St. Johns Town Center
St. Johns Town Center presents the 10th Annual Holiday Spectacular Saturday, Nov. 14. The free event will be headlined by singer/songwriter Bea Miller. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. with family-friendly activities. At 6 p.m., main stage performances begin. Bea Miller will perform at 7 p.m., and at 8 p.m., Santa arrives and lights the tree. The St. Johns Town Center is located at 4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.stjohnstowncenter.com.
Jacksonville Manatee Festival
The Jacksonville Manatee Festival is Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. The event will feature live music by Mere Woodard (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) and Jimmy Solari (1-4 p.m.). There will also me arts and crafts and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will provide tours of their manatee rescue boat and transport truck. The event is free with zoo admission; beer and wine will be available for an additional fee. For more information, visit www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
Candlebox Acoustic at PVCH
Nineties grunge band, Candlebox, will be performing unplugged Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Tickets are $39.50 for the first 10 rows; $29.50 for all remaining rows. Doors open at 7 p.m..; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office, as well as online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com.
Yappy Hour Dogsgiving
Yappy Hour Dogsgiving is Sunday, Nov. 15 from 2-5 p.m. Dogsgiving will feature a dog trot and games, including an eating contest. In the spirit of giving, bring a donation and receive a free gift. Donations will be taken to the Jacksonville Humane Society. Yappy Hour takes place at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive in Jacksonville. The events are free and open to the public. In addition to the special events planned for each event, Yappy Hour also features a pet expo, games, prizes, drink specials and live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront stage.
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet ensemble will perform music by Piazzolla, J.S. Bach, Rodrigo and others, Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 for adults; tickets for children and students with ID are $5. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.emmaconcerts.com or at the Box Office. The box office opens one hour before the performance.
Guided Bird Walk at Fort Mose
Join Master Naturalist Arliss Ryan Sunday, Nov. 15 from 9-11 a.m. for a guided birdwalk through the grounds of Fort Mose Historic State Park. Fort Mose is located at 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. Entrance to the park is free. The fee for the visitor center is $2 per person (free for children ages 5 and under). For more information, call (904) 823-2232 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose.
2015 Tour de Farm
Slow Food First Coast presents the 2015 Tour de Farm Sunday, Nov. 15 from noon-5 p.m. Tour Northeast Florida farms and learn more about where your food comes from. New this year, a car pass for unlimited farm visits. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.slowfoodfirstcoast.org.