Chowder Debate Nov. 2; PV Woman’s Club Sets Fundraiser


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The 30th annual Great Chowder Debate continues from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Conch House Marina and Resort, 57 Comares Ave. Proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Free satellite parking is at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, with free shuttle service courtesy of the Red Trains. For information call 829-8646 or go to

More than 30 restaurants are donating their time and chowders for the event. Chowders are judged by an independent panel.

Chowder Debate


The 30th annual antique car show sponsored by Ancient City Auto Club is Nov. 22 on the campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 N. San Marco Ave. Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m.  Trophies, for first through third places will be awarded at 3 p.m.

The show is open to the public at no charge. Vehicle registration is $15 in advance by Nov. 7; $20 the day of the show. For information, including registration, call 904-794-1941. For information on the various vehicle classes go to

In addition to a display of cars ranging in age from the early 1900s to 25 years old, entertainment includes line dancing, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.


Tickets are now on sale for the 46th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Garden Club of St. Augustine. This year’s tour, “Christmas in the Ancient City,” continues from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 7. Tea and a boutique are from 1 to 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Parish, corner of St. George and King streets.

Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at Carter’s Jewelry, Anastasia Publix Plaza; Flowers by Shirley, Ponce de Leon Mall; Leonardi’s Nursery, 902 Anastasia Blvd.; Southern Horticulture, 1690 A1A South; Tre Sebastian, 304 Anastasia Blvd.; Whetstone Chocolates, 13 Anastasia Blvd.; and Hammock Gardens, A1A, Palm Coast.

Tickets are also available by calling 904-825-4614, and if still available, can be purchased the day of the tour at any of the participating sites. Will call tickets must be paid for in advance and are available from 11 a.m. at the tea and boutique at Trinity Episcopal Church Dec. 7. Early purchase is recommended because the tour is usually sold out before the tour date.


The Putnam County Library System is sponsoring a Lego Contest. Entries can be created by folks of any age from the young to the young at heart. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. Nov.8 in the meeting room of the Headquarters Library at 601 College Road in Palatka.

There will be four age groups for contest participants and their entries: young children (0-8), older youth (9-12), teens (13-18), and adults (18+). The first-place winner of each age group will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card, and each group will have an Honorable Mention.

All entries must be created at home and brought to the Library on the judging day. The entries will be judged on the basis of creativity. Participating in the contest is free and preregistration is not required. Light refreshments will be served.


The Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club will host a fundraiser: “Being Thankful” fall fashion show for the family Nov. 15 at the Sawgrass Country Club Golf Clubhouse. Holiday boutiques and luncheon are also part of the day’s festivities, which continue from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Information: Chairwoman: Nanc Breznai, 708-7016, email:

Special events at  Elks Lodge No. 829, A1A South, include breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays; Tiki bar events Saturdays and Sunday afternoons. Bingo is Thursdays; and dinner is served Fridays.

Haven Hospice Attic Orientation continues from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 21 at 2497 U.S. 1 South. Volunteers are needed for many tasks including taking donations, sorting and pricing, merchandising, running the cash register and coordinating donation drives. No experience necessary. All volunteers must complete a background check prior to volunteering. Call Kathy Furney 904-417-1280 for more information or to apply on line go to



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