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March and April Events in Vilano Beach

Please note that March 16th will be the last day of the Bookmobile at the Vilano Beach Pier. Stay tuned for update as the bookmobile will be at some Vilano events.

Please contact me at 904-823-0027 or via e-mail at if you would like to get involved in any Vilano Beach happenings.

Mondays * 2 to 3 pm                          LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE at Vilano Beach Pier. 

Mar 16                                                   Note: Last bookmobile scheduled for Vilano Beach.                                                                                                                       Info:  827-6944, 827-6900,


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.


Every 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.

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Thurs * Mar 19 * 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 


Sat * Mar 21 * 9 am                          BEACH RESTORATION MEETING

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


Sat * Mar 21 * am                          SEA TURTLE PATROL ORIENTATION SEMINAR

GTM Reserve Education Center Auditorium.  Habitat Conservation Plan review by Tara Dodson, St. Johns County, and Stranding and Salvage by Dr. Alan Foley, Florida Fish & Wildlife.  Cat Eastman 687-5153, 814-2172.


Sat * Mar 21 * 3 to 5 pm                  SOUTH PONTE VEDRA CIVIC CENTER OPEN HOUSE

                                                                2724 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard (near Gate Station).  827-9983


Sat * Mar 21 * 2 pm                          FREE SKIMBOARD LESSONS

                                                                Vilano Surf Hut, 120 Vilano RD, 829-WAVE, 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.


Tues * Mar 24 * 6 pm                          COMMUNITY DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING CLASSES

New Class.  At the Community Center on Meadow Avenue. For six weeks.  By A1A Dog Training.  377-5238 to register.


Wed * Mar 25 * 4 pm                          VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET PLANNING GROUP

                                                                At the Hampton Inn Oceanside on Vilano Road

Design * Economic Restructuring * Organization * Promotion.

Note: This month will be on the 4th Wednesday.  "The best is yet to come."  * 501-5891 * 824-1212


Tues * Mar 31 * 4:30 to 7:30 pm                LADIES NIGHT OUT AT THE REEF RESTAURANT

4100 Coastal Hwy.  Vendors of goodies, glass of wine or soda.  Auction with fun money.  824-8008.


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

At Marineland.  State Training for nest identification and census by Fish & Wildlife. Cat Eastman, 687-5153,


Sat * Apr 11 * 10 to 12 noon            EASTER EGG HUNT

                                                At the Community Center on Meadow Avenue for kids to age 12.

                                                Prizes in different age categories.  Easter snacks and crafts.


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

By the Church at Vilano.  Park on the beach at the Vilano Beach ramp.  808-8304.


Sun * Apr 12 * noon to 4 pm            VILANO BEACH SUNDAY MARKET

Provided permitting is all in place, the first weekly outdoor afternoon market at the Pier Pavilion.  Fresh vegetables, bakery & food items, home made arts and crafts.  829-3440, 540-8797



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 • March 12 2009 12:57PM