Cultural Events through December 31st

St. Johns Cultural Council
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Parent Date Night
Thursday, December 31, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Fun for 5-12 years olds while their parent’s attend the Limelight Theatre’s production of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.Other ‘Date’nights will be on Feb. 5, May 7, and June 4. Dates: 1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM – 1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

New Year’s Eve’s Blue Moon Gala
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Celebrate the Blue Moon and the CD release of Lis Williamson’s new CD: Deep.Forties formal is the theme. Live music, food, and fun. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Once in a Blue Moon
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Celebrate the New Year under a Blue Moon, the rare occurrence of a second full moon in a calendar month. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres provided by San Sebastian Winery and The Reef. Space is limited. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

New Year’s Eve Noon Balloon Drop
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Stop by for a bite of pizza or build an ice cream sundae a mile high. Snap, crackle, and pop in our bubble-wrap room as you jump to the jimgles of our house band tunes. Create a hilarious hat with eyes that wiggle or make party masks that make you giggle.Be here before noon to save your spot, we will drop hundreds of balloons at noon on the dot. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Beach Blast Off 2010 ~ 4th Annual Fire & Ice Competion
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
A Family Event:4:00pm Chili Cook Off4:30pm Ice Sculpting Contest8:30pm Fireworks4:00 to 10:00 Live Entertainment, Kids Zone, Beer Garden,and Vendors.Go to www.beachblastoff.com for Free Parking and Free Shuttle information. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Ringing in The New Year
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Haven Horse Ranch, a St Augustine non-profit, 501c3 horse ranch for children, announced today that they are bringing nationally acclaimed and family friendly comedian Jeff Allen to the area for two shows this New Years Eve. “The night’s festivities are being offered as an alternative to a ‘typical’ New Year’s Eve party. If you don’t want to simply stay at home, but going out partying all night isn’t your idea of fun, then come on out an join us for a family friendly night, but be prepared, I’ve seen him, Jeff is extremely funny and entertaining!” says Board Member Janet Tillman, of Tillman State Farm Agency. “I laughed until it hurt.” The evening’s festivities will be held at Crosswater Community Church’s brand new campus in Nocatee (Ponte Vedra) at the entrance to Davis Park. Seating is limited and Tickets are now on sale for both shows, 6:00 PM for those who want to then go to dinner or to another New Years Eve event and 9:00 PM for those who want to make this their evening’s event. There will be a Silent Auction and refreshments between the two shows. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

Limelight Theatre offers special New Year’s Eve show
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Come stir up feathers at the Chicken Ranch and kick off the new year at the Limelight Theatre with THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, a musical that mixes laughter and a little bit of spice.Enjoy a special festive New Year’s Eve performance of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS on December 31 at 7:30pm. . Reservations are strongly suggested.With a cast of more than 25 local actors assembled, and the direction of Limelight veteran Shelli Long, this musical is sure to be a great evening of entertainment . THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS opens on December 18 and closes on January 17. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Ave. in uptown St. Augustine. Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00am–4:00pm and Saturday 2:00pm-6pm. (904) 825-1164. Visit the website at www.Limelight-Theatre.org. Dates: 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM

It’s A Wonderful Life
Monday, December 28, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The beloved holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Dates: 12/29/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/29/2009 12:00:00 AM

Art and Architecture “Deck the Halls” Walking Tour
Monday, December 28, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
the walk will highlight significant buildings from the Colonial era thorough the Gilded Age. Participants will enjoy architectural grandeur and seasonal glamour as Art Historian and expert guide Elizabeth Gessner brings the aesthetic story of St. Augustine and the seaon to life. Tour begins at the Art Association. Dates: 12/29/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/29/2009 12:00:00 AM

It’s A Wonderful Life
Monday, December 21, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The beloved holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. Dates: 12/22/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/22/2009 12:00:00 AM

St. Augustine Community Nutcracker
Saturday, December 19, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
St. Augustine Community Nutcracker brings this timeless story to life and features professional guest artists, as well as talented young dancers from local ballet studios. Tickets are on sale every Sunday from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at St. Augustine Beach. (Just south of the Beach Pier.) For tickets and more info call 904-377-9238. Dates: 12/20/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/20/2009 12:00:00 AM

Nocatee Christmas Festival and Farmers Market
Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Christmas Music by PVHS Saltwater HarmonyFace PaintingChristmass Ornament Making PartyOve 90 Vendor boothsA Special Visit from Santa Claus (1-6)Tree Lighting (5:45) Dates: 12/19/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/19/2009 12:00:00 AM

St. Augustine Community Nutcracker
Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
St. Augustine Community Nutcracker brings this timeless story to life and features professional guest artists, as well as talented young dancers from local ballet studios. See local celebrities Joe Boles, Len Weeks, and Tommy Bledsoe make their Nutcracker debut on stage with their daughters. Tickets are available every Sunday from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center at St. Augustine Beach. (Just south of the Beach Pier) For reservations call 904 377-9238 or e-mail sacnutcracker@yahoo.com. Dates: 12/19/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/19/2009 12:00:00 AM

Barn Dance at the Museum
Friday, December 18, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Barn Dance featuring the Jackson Creek String Band with Roy Moye calling. Also performing will be the Morse Family Band.Food, music, dance, and more. Dates: 12/19/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/19/2009 12:00:00 AM

The Driftwoods
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The Driftwoods (Eric Searcy, Gabe Valla, Lis and Lon Williamson) perform live bluegrass, original and traditional folk and country music while you dine on great seafood. Dates: 12/18/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/18/2009 12:00:00 AM

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Thursday, December 17, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
December 18 through January 17 When conservative sensibilites meet the ladies of the Chicken Ranch, feathers are going to fly! This musical mixes laughter and a little bit of spice. Dates: 12/18/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/18/2009 12:00:00 AM

KWANZAA PROGRAM AND PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa will be reviewed followed by a talk on how Kwanzaa is celebrated by African-Americans. Performance includes live djembe drumming, chants, poetry, storytelling, and the Ft. Mose Presentation of Drumming and Oratory. Dates: 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM

Jacksonville symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The Holiday Pops Concert will feature an array of holiday fare, including exciting arrangements of Holiday for Strings, good King Wenceslas, The Toy Trumpet, March of the Toys, and the ever-popular Christmas Sing-along. Dates: 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM

The Madrigalz
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The Madrigalz (Judy Bernhard, Angie Christensen, Lis Williamson) perform in an a capella trio bringing traditionally arranged Christmas carols to life. Always a festive event and is free while you dine on Creekside’s great seafood. Please join us! Dates: 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM

Under the Baobab Tree
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
We want our community to experience the arts & cutlture of the Afrikan and Afrikan-Amerikan people during this interactive community-wide Kwanzaa Celebration. For information or support xhabbo777@yahoo.comLight refreshments will be provided.Willie Cooper, Facilities Coordinator 904-209-0395 Dates: 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/17/2009 12:00:00 AM

EMMA Concert
Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra = Holiday PopsAll seats reserved. Students $5.00. Dates: 12/16/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/16/2009 12:00:00 AM

Hard Rock and Heavy Metal: Ozzy and Other Delightful Madmen
Monday, December 14, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The Flagler College Fall Community Lecture Series concludes with musician Terry Nails. he will talk about his eclectic experiences in the music industry, which range from living with the Grateful Dead to playing bass with the Pointer Sisters and more.The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and Danish reception. Dates: 12/15/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/15/2009 12:00:00 AM

“A Night of Holiday Tunes”
Monday, December 14, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The whole family is invited to celebrate the holiday season with guitar music performed by talented teens in our community! The Ponte Vedra High School Guitar Ensemble will be sharing classical holiday guitar music at the library for all to enjoy. Come out and hear these talented teens and happy holidays! Dates: 12/15/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/15/2009 12:00:00 AM

Women’s Drum Circle
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
No prior music experience required. Bring a chair and your own drum if possible. A few drums and percussion insturments are available. Facilitated by Marilyn Wilson and Lynn Curtin. Dates: 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM

Barnes & Noble BookFair to benefit SE Branch Library
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
BookFair to benefit SE Branch Library concludes today. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will donate a percentage of all sales anywhere in the store, including the cafe, to benefit the SE Branch Library. Purchases must be accompanied by a special voucher available at SE Branch Library or by e-mailing ptsarides@yahoo.com. Special display table will feature “wish list” books that may be purchased for donation to the SE Branch Library. Holiday shopping that benefits your SE Branch Library . . .what a happy idea! Dates: 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM

Concert: Crystal Antlers with Paca Lolo
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
Crystal Antlers were once a band of chimneysweeps doing door to door hustle with broom and top hat all over the same California suburbs responsible for Saccharine trust and the Middle Class, and after a long day up on the roof they’d return to write songs that went spiraling into space. Dates: 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM

St. Augustine Community Chorus presents their Annual Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 7:00:00 PM
The St. Augustine Community Chorus presents its annual Christmas concert on December 12 and 13. This year’s program will feature the Christmas section of Handel’s “Messiah,” selections from Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” with harp accompaniment; spirituals and a carol sing by the audience. The concert dates are December 12 at 8PM and December 13 at 2PM. The concert will be held at the Cathedral Basilica in downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children 12 and under, $6.00. Tickets may be ordered online at www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org or purchased at the following locations: Anastasia Accents, Anastasia Books, Bank of America (Cathedral Place, Ponce de Leon Mall, Moultrie and Anastasia Plazas, Music Matters, CNL Bank (U.S. 1 South) and the Cathedral Bell Tower Gift Shop. Dates: 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM – 12/13/2009 12:00:00 AM

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