Events From Around The Community




Vilano Dish ‘n Fish, a event described as promoting dining in “our coastal community and surrounding area” is planned April 16. Featured will be a chefs’ competition among ProStart culinary students, and area restaurants will offer tastings.

The fun will be spotlighted in the Vilano Beach Town Center, and will feature demonstrations, music, art, wine and craft beer tastings, as well as kids activities available all afternoon. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. for school culinary grants, and there will be vacation prizes and raffle items throughout the day.

Proceeds benefit FRLA ProStart Programs and VBMS projects.



Mix native plants into your landscape.

Learn all about it from 2 to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 South, near State Road 206.

The state of Florida recently recognized the importance of native plants’ vital role in sustaining healthy, diverse ecosystems that support wildlife.

Property owners are encouraged to incorporate native trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers and grasses into their landscapes. This benefits the environment by drastically reducing the need for irrigation, fertilizers and pesticides. Native plants are also the preferred choice for attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife to the garden.

Renee Stambaugh, Native Plant Landscape Designer, will emphasize the “Dependable Dozen” readily available native landscape plants and share tips to better organize your yard.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the library at 904-827-6900.



The Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine will gather April 11 at the Shrine Clubhouse, 250 Brainard Road for an Awards Ceremony for Scholarship Essay Winners.

The winners and their parents are attending as special guests for this meeting.  They will receive their notice of award (the actual cash goes to the college they will be attending, to be applied to their costs).  They will be reading their essays to our membership.

The meeting will begin as usual at 6:30 for dinner/social.

Club elections will be held at 7 p.m. Members who are paid-up on 2016 dues are eligible to vote.

Following the elections, our essay winners will present their entries.

All are asked to bring a usual side dishes and desserts.



Council on Aging would like to honor our community centenarians and nonagenarians at the annual Centenarian Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 12 pm at River House, 179 Marine Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084.

The Centenarian Luncheon is proudly sponsored by Ameris Bank and St. Johns Food Services. Table sponsorships are available for $200.00 and include two seats at your table for the luncheon along with a variety of special recognitions.

If you or someone you want to honor is age 95 or over, please contact us to participate in this very special celebration of our community’s treasured senior citizens.

For information or to RSVP contact Jane Faybik at 904-209-3687 or







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