Cultural events through September 22nd

St. Johns Cultural CouncilSt. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

“The Hastings Paintings” Viewing
301 Main Street, Hastings Phone: 904-692-2031 or 904-501-3946
Event Pricing: Free
Five Florida landscapes were painted on the wall of The Stanton Building in Hastings. They appear to be the work of legendary Bean Backus, Florida’s greatest regional landscape artist. Tours and private showings may be arranged by calling Craig Maguire (9094-501-3946)or Sandra Birnhak (904-692-2031.)
Monday, September 13, 2010 to Sunday, September 19, 2010
By appointment only

The Power of Decision
Center for Spiritual Living, 1795 Old Moultrie Rd., St. Augustine, FL Phone: (904) 825.3600
Event Pricing: $115.00 Members,
$125.00 Guests
This 8 week class will teach students techniques to consciously make decisions to accomplish their life goals. Preview first class with no obligation. For more information call
(904) 825.3600.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2010 St. Johns River Summit at Prime Osborn
1000 Water Street, Jacksonville Phone: 904 630-4000
Event Pricing: Registration $50- includes meals on both days
The St. Johns River Alliance will host the 2010 St. Johns River Summit at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida. The River Summit is open to the public and will feature presentations from academics, elected officials and scientists regarding the issues facing the St. Johns River.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
8a.m. to 5p.m.

Ladies Sing the Blues, a Benefit for Vince Jeffs
Mardis Gras at 123 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-540-2824
Event Pricing: $30 per person, $50 per couple
Ladies sing the Blues will feature blues performances by Colleen Murphy, Clare King, Elizabeth Roth, Marianne Lerbs, and Lisa Mack along with a special reunion performance by The Viceroys, Vince Jeffs’ former band. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Vince Jeffs to help with costs related to his battle with cancer.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MoJo Highway at the SJC Pier Pavilion
350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free
MoJo Highway plays classic rock and roll. Dinner available from Hurricane Wings at 6p.m.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pablo Ziegler’s Classical Tango Quartet
Beaches Fine Art Series
150 North Fifth St., Jacksonville, Fl. Phone: 904-270-1771
Event Pricing: free
Visiting artist is Christina Foard
Friday, September 17, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Dot Wilder Jazz Duo
The Brasserie Restaurant, Jax Bch,
1312 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach
Phone: 904-249-5800
Event Pricing: free
The Brasserie, French style Bistro, from word Brasser “to mix”. Dot Wilder, jazz singer and TBA, jazz musician,
Add’l info:Dot Wilder: 904-608-7472 or
Friday, September 17, 2010

Beginners Primitive Pottery Workshop
Fountain of Youth
11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-829 3168
Event Pricing: $40
Learn the history of local Native Pottery and learn the techniques used for thousands of years at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Materials supplied. $40 per person and you take your pottery home! Registration Required for these limited spots. Call 904-829-3168 to register today
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Andy Warhol
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-209-3730
Event Pricing: FREE
Saturday, September 18 @ 2:00 P.M.The second of a two-part series on one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. “Andy Warhol” explores the life of the man who was a major player of the pop art and underground film movements of the 1960’s, and whose iconic silk screened images of Marilyn Monroe, Campbell Soup Cans and Chairman Mao are some of the most coveted works of art in galleries around the world. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Gamble Rogers 2010 Benefit Concert
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904 794 4163
Event Pricing: $25 general and $35 VIP
The billing for the concert is a selection of some of Florida’s Finest performers, both young and …shall I say…seasoned! In the “young and exciting category” we will have the Morse Family Band who hale from North Florida and the Men of the House from the Titusville area. Both of these acts are strong beyond my own imagination and wowed the crowds at the Florida Folk Festival this past year. If you remember the years in which the festival brought the Bill’s to town then you have a sense of the dynamic that Men of the House bring to the stage. Also on the bill in the slightly “seasoned” category is Gamble’s friend and local icon Charlie Robertson. Charlie is truly a song writer’s song writer and a unique and charming presence on stage. Finally, the surging duo of Jamie DeFrates and Susan Brown. The jazzy-folkie quality of this rising duo is truly warm and wonderful. It is very hard not to love their style, song writing, and musicality.
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Poetry in Motion Art Exhibit
St. Augustine Phone:
Event Pricing:
Poetry in Morion Art Exhibit is the collaboration of Charlotte Martin and Judy James art and poetry of their inner and outer discoveries.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010

Much Ado About Stories
28San Marco Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-824-8965
Event Pricing: $10
Tale Tellers storytelling events are a local favorite. The group is a non-profit organization of cultural and educational orientation.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Make Candy Sushi!
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-209-3730
Event Pricing: FREE
Wednesday, September 22 @ 2:30 -4:30 PM Early Release ProgramKids, Tweens & Teens come on over to the library to make some beautiful candy art, which happens to look just like sushi. The best part is you get to eat it when you’re done!!!Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Lady Antebellum with David Nail at St. Aug. Amphitheatre
1340C A1A South, St. Augustine Phone: 904-209-0367
Event Pricing: $39/50
From opening act to headliner, Lady Antebellum stops off in St. Augustine for a night to remember. With 2 multi-platinum albums and a Grammy Award, there is no question why.”Lady A” ‘s chart topping hits include “Need you Now”, “I Run to You” & “American Honey”. Don’t miss this performance
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Smokin Mirrors at the SJC Pier Pavilion
350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-347-8007
Event Pricing: Free
Smokin Mirrors play modern and classic rock and roll. Dinner available from Sunset Grille at 6p.m.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Murder in the Olde City
Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco , St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-1164
Event Pricing: $39.95
This unique event features a sumptuous sit-down dinner and professional performers in full period attire. Set in the 1880’s St. Augustine,it has murder,scandal love and deceit and also combines history and storytelling…it is a local favorite!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
7:00 p.m dinner followed by show at 8:00

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