SAINT AUGUSTINE – News from around the community:
EMMA Concert Association begins its 40th season Sunday, Sept. 23 with a 3 p.m. concert at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, featuring the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Michael Krajewski will lead the musical group in a performance of some of composer John Williams’ most famous and popular movie scores. For tickets and information go to http://www.emmaconcerts.com or call 904-797-2800.
The next concert is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Lewis Auditorium with The Chris Thomas Big Band.
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 on the Bayfront celebrating the completion of the city’s Bayfront Connectivity Project.
Ceremonies will be conducted at the south arbor in Gibbs Park, adjacent to the Ripley’s Bayfront Mini Golf.
This project now allows walkers to follow the sidewalk around the perimeter of Gibbs Park, then along Avenida Menendez until reaching the new seawall near the entrance to the former Santa Maria Restaurant building.
The Vilano Beach Main Street meeting continues from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Hampton Inn and Suites, 95 Vilano Road.
Items on the agenda include ICC beach cleanup. the Oct. 17 Streetscape 10th anniversary celebratin, the A1A Super Scenic Garage Sale and the Nov. 24 Small Business Saturday Shop Small event.
The Women’s Networking group meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Terra & Acqua, 134 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. Cost is $15 plus tip. The chef will prepare a non-vegetarian meal. As memembers enter the restaurant go to the bar to prepay for meal and select an entree.
The gratuity is not included.
Reservations are required and due by 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.Call Carolyn Mudgette, 904-540-7004.
The Academy of American Franciscan History presents a Tibesar Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Flagler College in the Solarium of Ponce de Leon Hall.
Colloquium on Culture and Religion in La Florida follow Oct. 27 and 28 in Gamache-Koger Theatre and Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler.
Speaking at the Oct. 26 event will be John E. Worth, Ph.D., professor of archaeology at the University of West Florida. He will explor the Franciscan Legacy in Spanish Florida and historical and archaeological evidence.
Both events are fre and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required to secure seating. For information and registration see https://www.flagler.edu/franciscancolloquium/.