When you’re through with the right whales in Jacksonville Beach and have shopped till you drop at the 72-Mile Garage sale, here’s what else to on Saturday.
Hang on and get organized.
The Christmas shopping season is now upon us.
19th Annual St. Augustine Nights of Lights – Sat., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.-Jan. 31, 2013. Plaza de la Constitución, St. Augustine, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Millions of white lights create a magical holiday atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a lighted white candle during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 447-year history while creating a beautiful setting for special memories. 4 p.m. – Showtime USA performs in front of City Hall. 5:30 p.m. – The All-Star Orchestra performs in the Plaza gazebo. More information at www.NightsofLights.com
Arts & Crafts Sale – Sat., Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-Noon. Penney Retirement Community, Barrows Hall, 4358 Wilbank Ave., Penney Farms, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public.
B&B Holiday Cookie Tour – Sat., Nov. 17, Noon-5 p.m. Amelia Island, Fla. Admission: $25 per person. Tour some of the most impressive buildings on the island, sample a signature cookie from each of the participating inns, and be entertained with history and carriage rides and trolley tours while collecting heirloom recipes along the way. Guests come away with ideas for cookies to add to their celebrations, as well as inspiration for holiday decorating. In keeping with tradition, a portion of ticket and cookbook sales benefit a local charity. For more information, contact the Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast Association, 800-226-3542. www.ameliaislandinns.com
Green Revolution Family Day – Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Dr., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: Adults $10, Kids 3-12 $8, Seniors & Active Military $8, FREE parking. Explore MOSH’s new exhibit Green Revolutions and learn the ways you can use food scraps for compost and grow some food at the same time. 904-396-7062. www.themosh.org
Northeast Florida Model Railroaders Open House & Train Show – Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reynolds Industrial Park, Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Meet our members and view our modular layout which ash been exhibitied throughout the southeastern United States. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.neflamodelrr.org
Holiday Crafts Sale – Sat., Nov. 17. Village Improvement Association, 17 N. Palmetto Ave., Green Cove Springs, Fla. 32043. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Annual sale of holiday arts and crafts by local vendors. Light refreshments and live entertainment. 904-284-3666.
St. Augustine Family Weekend Half Marathon – Sat., Nov. 17 & Sun. Nov. 18. Downtown St. Augustine, Fla. Sponsored by the Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine. Half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K, 5K, 400m Kids Race. Admission: Half marathon $75, 10K $35, 5K $30, kids under 12 race FREE. A unique opportunity to run through the history-filled streets of the Old City, marking the beginning of the 450 Years of History Celebration which highlights St. Augustine’s historic legacy. Race coincides with the annual festival Nights of Lights.
St. John’s River Blues Festival – Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 300-800 block of St. John’s Ave., Downtown Palatka, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. 14 local bands competing and headliners Matt Murphy, Pit Bull Blues Band, Al Poindexter & River Rise and Willie Green performing after 6pm. Food vendors and local arts and crafts will fill the street. For more information, contact Billy Ennis at Stjohnsriverbluesfestival@gmail.com. Stjohnsriverbluesfestival.com
13th Annual Tommy Tant Memorial Surf Classic, Food Festival & Concert – Sat., Nov. 17 , 7 a.m. & Sun., Nov. 18, 7 a.m. Flagler Beach, Fla. Sponsored by Nautica, Bright House Networks, Skullcandy and Red Bull. The daytime surf contest hosts more than 300 surfers competing in four pro divisions and 11 amateur divisions. Saturday 8-10 p.m. Flagler Beach Pier six top professional surfers break the limits of aerial surfing during this competition.
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