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April Events in Vilano Beach

Please check out for more information. Vilano Beach is excited to have their own Farmer's Market, called the Sunday market starting on Easter Sunday from noon-4 p.m.. Read below for more details.

Every Mon & Wed                       STUDY LAB & STUDENT TUTORING

4 to 6 pm                                  After school help at the NSIA Community Center.  Grades 1 to 12.                  Hosted by the Church at Vilano, 808-8304, or Art Holden, 829-0823 to register a student for tutoring. No classes April 6, 8 or 13.

Every Wed, Fri & Sat Night                WINE TASTING

5:30 to 7:30 pm                                   Pawnee's Café & Fine Wines, 165 Vilano RD, 824-2455

                                                               Friday $10, 6 wines.  Saturday $ 7, 4 wines. Case discounts.


Most Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat                                 FUN FITNESS CLASSES

9:30 & 10:15 am                                  Harbor View Room at Kingfish Grill, Camachee Island

Tighten & Tone and Jazzercise.  Susan Rubin, instructor, 669-9638.  2 free visits.  8 visits $40, Saturday only, $4 each. Call for exact schedule.

Every Sun  noon to 4 pm  VILANO BEACH SUNDAY MARKET at the Pier

Beginning Easter Sunday, April 12.  A non-profit community service that provides fresh produce, baked goods, other foods and fine arts and crafts by local artists.  The Market does not have mass merchandised crafts, second hand or flea market items.  It is planned to be a first class open market experience for residents, visitors and tourists and to enhance community spirit.

Tues * Apr 7 * 10am - 1pm                SEA TURTLE PATROL ORIENTATION SEMINAR

At University of Florida auditorium at Marineland (bring a lunch). Education by Florida Fish & Wildlife.  Cat Eastman 687-5153, 814-2172.


Wed * Apr 8 * 5:30 & 7 pm                SUNSET-FULL MOON RIVER CRUISE

                                                                Cap's On The Water Restaurant

An old fishing boat cruise down the intracoastal waterway to the City of St. Augustine & back.  Must be over 21.  Tickets are $10 on first come basis.  Leaves Cap's dock promptly @ 5:30 & 7 pm.  4325 Myrtle Street off Third Street.  Carrie 819-8190.


Fri * Apr 10 * 8:30 am                 NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA DESIGNATION EFFORT

Action Plan Workshop.  At San Sebastian Winery.  Hosted by Historic Area Council and Chamber of Commerce. Guest speaker:  Dr. Jonathan Mabry, Santa Cruz (Arizona) Heritage Alliance.  209-0623, (765) 610-1684.


Sat * Apr 11 * 10 am - noon                Traditional EASTER EGG HUNT for Children 12 years or under

Open to North Shores families and guests only.  3 age categories.  Prizes and treats and arts & crafts.  Easter Bunny visit.  Children must be accompanied by adult.  Bring your own Easter basket.  Hunt begins at 10 am.


Sun * Apr 12 * 6:15, 6:45 am            EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

By the Church at Vilano.  Park on the beach at the Vilano Beach ramp.  808-8304. A 45-minute worship experience through drama, music, Scripture, and dance will begin at 6:45 AM.  Music for meditation on the beach will begin at 6:15 AM.  Musicians and dancers help awaken the Easter dawn.

Mon * Apr 13 * 7 pm                          NSIA FORUM - BEACH RESTORATION UPDATE

                                                                The Beach Restoration Association will present the findings of the

                                                                Engineering Report and Future Action Steps

  At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  824-1212.


Wed *  Apr 15 * 4 pm                          VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET PLANNING GROUP

                                                                At the Hampton Inn Oceanside on Vilano Road


Thurs * Apr 16 * 6 pm                       ALTRUSA CLUB

Community minded international group of women who welcome new members.  (3rd Thurs)  At South Ponte Vedra Assn Center, SPV Blvd.  Janet Gandara.  823-1101


Fri * Apr 17 * 6 - 8 pm                       FISH TALES WINE TASTING

                                                                Fish Tales Market & Grill, Camachee Cove.  824-0900.                


Sat * Apr 18 * 2 pm                          FREE SKIMBOARD LESSONS

                                                                Vilano Surf Hut, 120 Vilano RD, 829-WAVE,  Call first to register  at  904-806-8120.

Come to store first.  If under age 18, need adult consent waiver.  Sign up for Tai Chi classes.  Call for daily beach and surf conditions.  The Surf Hut now has swimwear up to size 24 !


Sat * Apr 18 * 10 am - 3 pm                Annual SEA TURTLE FESTIVAL

                                                                At County Pier, St. Augustine Beach Pavilion.    904-209-3740.


Sat * Apr 18 * 9 - 5                              GARDEN CLUB SHOW at Epic Flower & Garden Exp

Sun * Apr 19 * 10 - 4                           At the Ag Center. The public is invited to enter plants in the Horticultural Division. Jeannine Silcox 829-3086 & 829-3295.  &


Mon *Apr 20 * 9:00 - 10:30 am                FITNESS, FOOD & MORE Weight Loss Class

At Harborview Room, Kingfish Grill.  Register by April 17.  Demo on tracking weight loss, food and drink samples, how to put together meals low in calories and fat.  When exercise is best. How to get results.  $10., 669-9638


Sat * Apr 25 * 8 - 11 am            TURTLE TOWN BEACH CLEAN UP

                                                Register & get bags, gloves at Vilano Beach Ramp and welcome nesting

sea turtles by helping clean the beach. Choose any convenient beach you wish.  Community Service certificates available for students.  827-6980.  669-4327.


Wed, Apr 29 * 3 - 5 pm                       FRIENDS OF A1A SCENIC BYWAY

                                                Whitney Hall Auditorium, Marineland.  425-8055, 540-0402.


Wed * Apr 29 * 6:30 pm            WINE DINNER AT THE REEF.  4100 Coastal Highway. 5 wines from

the Grateful Palate in Australia.  $55.  Reservations req'd. 824-8008.


Sat * MAY 16 * 9 am                          BEACH RESTORATION MEETING

                                                                South Ponte Vedra Assn Center *  (3rd Saturday) * 2724 SPV Boulevard * 824-4571, 387-0770 

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • April 05 2009 04:09PM