Mark your calendars. The Vilano Bridge 5K Run/Walk & 1-mile Fun Run will be held Saturday March 18 at 8 a.m. This local favorite is a perfect family event with stunning bridge views and a great after-party with music, food, finisher awards, family games and great prize drawings.
This event supports the local Vilano Beach community and half or registration proceeds will support our local American Red Cross. Early discounted registration is now available at http://www.1stplacesports.com/vilano5k.html.
Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 – 8pm, join the ladies of the Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club for the Gemstone Challenge at Underwood Jewelers for an exciting evening of gems and jewels where a unique David Yurman bracelet will be raffled off to support the charities of the Ponte Vedra Womans Club.
For information, or to RSVP: www.PonteVedraWomansClub.com.
The Pilot Club of St. Augustine welcomes Dr. Jeanne Prickett, president of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, at its Feb. 15 program meeting. The international relations area is in charge.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Applebee’s.
FIRST COAST OPERA
St. Augustine-based First Coast Opera (FCO), northeast Florida’s only professional opera company, continues its 2016-17 season with a fully-staged double bill of courtroom comedies intended for children and adults of all ages.
Featuring the Regional Premiere of Curtis Tucker’s The Trial of B. B. Wolf and Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular Trial by Jury.
The company will perform in the sanctuary of Ancient City Baptist Church in St. Augustine on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 4 p.m.
The production is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs. It is also the Regional Premiere of
The Trial of B. B. Wolf, composed by FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker on text written by Nelson Sheeley, who directed last season’s hit La Vie Parisienne.
In this one-act opera, the Big Bad Wolf is accused of destroying property of the
Three Little Pigs and murdering Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother.
Testimony is given, with plenty of comedic antics, then a jury selected from the audience votes on his guilt or innocence. The opera premiered in New York in 2011.
The professional cast includes Atlanta-based soprano Bevin Hill as Mr. Swine,
North Carolina baritone John Dooley as the Prosecutor, and
Boston’s Jorgeandres Camargo as the Judge, as well as Florida performers Regina Torres as BB Wolf’s attorney, Jillian Marini as Little Red, and tenor Daniel Bates as B. B. Wolf.
The cast also performs the principal roles in Trial by Jury for which they are joined by a regional chorus and orchestra.