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SAINT AUGUSTINE – Pomar Dog Park & Lighthouse Park Tennis Courts
Due to a need to replace the fencing surrounding the park, Pomar Park Dog Park, located at 1600 Masters Dr, will be closed from approximately February 10 through February 17.
Also, the tennis courts at Lighthouse Park, 201 Red Cox Dr., will be resurfaced and closed from February 6 to 27.
For more information, please call 904.209.0348.
Live demonstration kicks-off Festival de San Agustin
Join living history interpreters from the Historic Florida Militia as they present a timeline of St. Augustine’s colonial history along St. George Street from 5:30pm-8:30p.m. The saunter kicks-off a week-long celebration of the Festival de San Agustin, starting at Taberna del Caballo and following along St. George Street to the Plaza de la Constitucion and Aviles Street.
Additional events next week include:
Wednesday, February 12, Colonial Oak Music Park, 7:00pm: Showing of the PBS documentary, “Secrets of Spanish Florida.” Food and beverages will be available for sale.
Friday, February 14, 5:30pm: Join the 1565 Saunter down St. George Street from the Taberna del Caballo to the Plaza de la Constitucion and Aviles Street.
Saturday, February 15, 10:00am to 5:00pm, in the Colonial Quarter: “School of the 16th Century” includes demonstrations of musket firings, sword fighting, pike drills, crossbow, cooking, men’s and women’s clothing, blackwork embroidery, religious practices and other everyday activities that would have been performed at the time.
Each of these events are free. Visit the organization’s website for more information.
Neighborhood Council offers final presentation
Since the early settlement of St. Augustine, people have been putting down roots and creating neighborhoods that continue to be vibrant places to live and make St Augustine not just a tourist destination but a livable city. All of these historic neighborhoods have Neighborhood Associations, which are members of the Neighborhood Council. And while many people are familiar with these charming neighborhoods, they do not know the history behind them or why they have been listed on the National Register.
Thanks to a grant from The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine presented two lectures in a three-part series about St. Augustine’s historic neighborhoods and National Register Historic Districts.
On Tuesday, February 11, at 7:00 pm in the Flagler Room of Ponce Hall at Flagler College. Dr. Leslee Keys will offer the final presentation on the Nelmar Terrace and Fullerwood Historic Districts, two neighborhoods that developed as subdivisions in North City.
The lecture series is free and open to the public with limited seating.
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