St. Patricks Day Cultural entertainment

St. 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 St. Augustine Celtic Music and Arts Festival
De Mesa Yard
29 St. George Street, St. Augustine
A Celtic Festival presented by Romanza in association with Meehan’s Irish Pub and directed by Benny O’Carroll, will feature traditional and contemporary international headliners and regional stars to highlight authentic Celtic performing arts. Festivities will include music pub sessions, art exhibitions, poetry readings, storytelling and culinary events hosted by Celtic masters.
March 11 to 17, 2011

Recycled Glass Art deadline extended
to March 28, 2011
Butterfield Garage
137 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-824-4493
Event Pricing: Free. No entry fee
Deadline has been extened to March 28. Call for Art: Recycled Art. Decorate your wine bottles and compete for awards. No entry fee. Proceeds from the sale of entries will go to the fund help to complete of St. Augustine Sculpture Garden project. Call 824-4493 or visit our website

“How Spices Changed the World”
Anastasia Island Branch Library
124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach Phone: 904-209-3730
Event Pricing: FREE
Author, teacher, and adventurer Dr. Fred Czarra will be discussing his book “Spices–A Global History.” Mixing a wide range of spice facts with fascinating fable, Dr. Czarra will take you on an exciting and fragrant journey down the rich road of lore on spices and their histories.Copies of Dr. Czarra’s book will be available for purchase and signing.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
4:00 – 5:30 pm

St. Patricks Day at Donovans
Donovans Irish Pub St Augustine
7440 US Highway 1 North , St Augustine Phone: 904-829-000
Event Pricing: Free
Live music provided by Nancy Asbell vocalist/guitarist. Come and celebrate the luck of the Irish with fine food, good friends and three hours of live music. Free!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
8:00 to 11:00

Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series
Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-461-9980
Event Pricing: Free
UF Asst. Professor of archaeology,Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, Ph.D will lecture on “The Amazonian Environment as an Archaeological Artefact.”His research takes a holistic approach to the Amazonian environment through the lens of archaeology in order to help us understand the Amazon as an artefact of the past.
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Visual Harmony A Night of Dance
Limelight Theatre
Old Mission, St. Augustine
Event Pricing: $10 Adult, $8 Student
A Night of dance choreographed and performed by the Dance Teachers of St. Augustine.On Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th, the St. Augustine Dance Guild will present an exiting evening of dance choreographed and performed by dance teachers of St. Augustine. Along with wonderful guest performers, the Guild will offer a performance including ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom, hip-hop, belly-dancing, and African dance.Call 352-551-5188.
Friday, March 18 to Saturday, March 19, 2011
7:30 both nights

Don Dahlke Personal Appearance at Galeria del Mar
Galeria del Mar
9 King Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-342-1473
Event Pricing: Free
Artist Don Dahlke considers travel his greatest influence. Where do the images come from? The retreats, the mysterious objects inside them, the inviting water and cobalt sky all come from the imagination and experiences of this modern master.
Friday, March 18 to Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oil Painting Class with Greg Morris
River House
179 Marine St., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-209-3646
Event Pricing: $75.00 including all materials
Oil painting classes with Greg Morris Friday afternoons beginning on March 18th. Series of 5 classes. Price includes all materials. Contact Mary Lou Belmont at 904-209-3646 or 209-3643 to register. Space is limited so call early!
Friday, March 18, 2011 to Friday, April 15, 2011
12:30 – 2:00 PM

EMMA presents Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Flagler Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-797-2800


Event Pricing: $30
Hear the Jacksonville symphony Orchestra bring the greatest hits to the concert stage. The orchestra will perform its “Pops” program of Song and Dance. With symphonic effects and embellishments, the program includes the West Side Story Overture, Moon River, selections from My Fair Lady and more.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

EcoSafari Themed Evening Fundraiser
J. Johnson Gallery, .,
177 Fourth Avenue No., Jacksonville Beach, FL Phone: 904-285-7020
Event Pricing: $100
Join us Saturday, March 19, 2011, 7:00 pm for an incredible Safari experience at the J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach. Mingle with other land conservation enthusiasts as you enjoy John Anderson’s exhibit of environmental and unusual art while listening to steel drums of Caribbean Sound and enjoying Liz Grenameyer’s wonderful exotic cuisine. This fundraiser helps us raise dollars that pay for closing costs on land transactions, provide stewardship and care for properties owned, and help keep land conservation as a local initiative in North Florida. Call 904-285-7020 to reserve your tickets now.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

It’s For The Birds, Part Deux
Simple Gestures
4 White Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-827-9997
Event Pricing: FREE!
A plethora of bird houses decorated and created by local artists and interested persons will be sold and put on auction. Also pies, hot dogs, refreshments, and music by Lonesome Bert and the Skinny Lizards. All to raise funds for Pie in the Sky and organization whose projects include wheelchair ramps, green repairs for elderly homeowners, mobile food pantry, and other stuff that falls through the cracks.
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Beaches Fine Arts Series presents: SF Jazz Collective
Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
1150 North Fifth Street, Jacksonville Beach Phone: 904-270-1771
Each year, this unparalleled ensemble develops a program based on a past jazz master. The 2011 project explores the compositions of Stevie Wonder.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
4:00 PM

Festival of Muses- Music and Readings

Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-471-9980
Event Pricing: Free
The North Florida Women’s Chorale will perform “Celebrating Women: Music and Poetry by Women Composers” with Kerry Fradley, Director,and Bryant Miano, Accompanist.There will also be readings by members of The National League of American Pen Woman, St. Augustine Branch, Eva Doolittle and the SeaQuills Writing. JoAnne Engelbert and Jean Troemel, will be honored with the ROWITA Award. (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts)
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Anita Ford Trunk Show
The Cultural Center Ballroom
50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach Phone: 904-280-0614
Sharon Batten Returns with the clothes you have always loved to wear!…her vibrant and exciting new Spring Collection the the Ballroom.
Monday, March 21 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011
10a.m to 5p.m. Monday and Tuesday

3rd Annual Coastal Rotary Golf Classic
Marsh Creek Country Club
169 Marshside Drive , St. Augustine
Phone: 904-461-1101
Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns County will hold its annual charitable golf classic at Marsh Creek Country Club. Shotgun start. Contact for more details. 904-540-0402.
Monday, March 21, 2011

Flagler College presents Artist Talk with Harrell Fletcher and Wendy Red Star
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine
Phone: 826-8530
Event Pricing: free
Fletcher and Red Star have stories and wonderful backgrounds to share. Fletcher has produced a variety of socially engaged collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Red Star’s work explores the intersection between life on the Crow Indian reservation and the world outside of that environment.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
7 p.m.

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