Summer break will soon be ending for St. Johns County students (first day of school is Friday, August 10) and the school district has plenty of resources to help families prepare for the upcoming school year. Here are some excellent online sources for schedules, news and enrollment information.

Enrollment

School enrollment is easy! Just visit the St. Johns County Schools enrollment page to get started. It is recommended that parents register their kids as soon as possible to help reduce the volume of students enrolling when school starts and help the district prepare for the appropriate number of teachers.

Please note:If you are already enrolled, you may still need to take action! Current students must update residency documentation before transitioning to middle (6th grade) and high school (9th grade)!

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Thanks to the Renaissance Resort’s Friday Night Live, you don’t need to travel far to enjoy great entertainment and fun! The weekly event features live performers from 6 to 8 p.m.

Festivities kick off at 5:30 with a complimentary, chef inspired hors d’oeuvre. Patrons can also enjoy a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6 p.m. when musicians take the stage.

Here are the upcoming performers at Friday Night Live:

Clay Benjamin:Clay is a guitar master specializing in soul, R&B, funk and smooth jazz music. In fact, he played as Al Green’s lead guitarist for two years! His album “Daddy’s Home” was released in 2017.

Clay’s Friday Night Live dates:July 6, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 24

Pierre Kendrick: A tour de force on the saxophone, Pierre is known for infusing his music with heart and soul. He has traveled around the world playing with blues and jazz musicians like Jackiem Joyner, Matt Marshak and others. Pierre released his first solo album “My Only Love” in 2016.

Pierre’s Friday Night Live dates:July 13, August 17, August 31

The Captains:Local favorite The Captains are returning once again to The Renaissance to perform. Get your dancing shoes ready!

The Captains Friday Night Live date:August 10

 
 
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Look no further for your 4th of July fireworks plans! Head over to the Old City to take in the impressive bayfront light show known as Fireworks over the Matanzas.

Plan to arrive early to stroll down St. George Street, browse shops, enjoy a cold treat and take in the live music at the Plaza de la Constitución, which will play from 6 to 8 p.m.

Then, make your way over to the waterfront between Castillo de San Marcos and the Bridge of Lions to get a good spot for the show! Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. The spectacular 20-minute display is choreographed to patriotic and pop music.

 

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If thinking about Father’s Day leaves you without ideas, plan to visit the World Golf Hall of Fame on Sunday, June 17! The museum will be offering FREE admission for dads and their immediate families. In addition, Dads are invited to take a swing on the Challenge Hole, a replica of TPC Sawgrass’s 17th island green, for just $5.

The Hall of Fame will also launch its newest exhibit, Tales from the Collection, on Father’s Day.

This is huge savings as regular admission is $20.95 for adults ($19.95 for seniors, Florida residents and military), $10 for students, and $5 for kids 5-12 (4 and under are free).

The museum will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Father’s Day. Escape the heat and make Dad smile by visiting the World Golf Hall of Fame on his big day!

 
 
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World Golf Village’s Red, White & Boom celebration gives a new meaning to the term “dinner and a show!” In fact, the annual event offers one of the best fireworks displays in Northeast Florida. This year’s event will be held on Monday, July 3 with plenty of dining options before the big show.

Dinner: The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine has two options for dining specials before the fireworks show:

  • Villagio Dinner Buffet(6 – 9 p.m.) is $45 per person ($20 for kids 6-12 years old, 5 and under are free). Guests will enjoy traditional summertime fare like barbeque pork ribs and watermelon.
  • La Terrazza Patio Party(7 – 10 p.m.) is $95 per person ($35 for kids 6-12 years old, 5 and under are free). This package includes a special dinner buffet, open bar, parking pass, live entertainment and primo seating for the fireworks display! The buffet will feature a wide array of fresh summer veggies, seafood, barbeque and fun desserts.

For reservations at either of the Renaissance restaurants, call (904) 940-8696.

The café at World Golf Hall of Fame will also be open until 9 p.m. and additional food and beverages will be on sale throughout the grounds.

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With THE PLAYERS Championship well under way at TPC at Sawgrass, now is the perfect time to get in the golfing spirit at the World Golf Hall of Fame!

This week, guests can peruse tournament history and artifacts in the new exhibit “THE PLAYERS Experience.” Inside the 1,800 sq. ft. exhibit, guests will find stories, mementos and images from the tournament, which is celebrating its 44th year of play. The list of past winners includes 11 Hall of Fame members.

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Halloween is a FUN night for families and friends and with a little planning, St. Augustine offers PLENTY of super spookilicious options for everyone’s style. The following is a list of community events and local attractions as well as specific neighborhoods that are especially welcoming to your little witches and warlocks.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm
October 27-29 5:30-7:00pm
999 Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies at IMAX
October 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
October 29 @ 12:00
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, 1 World Golf Place
St. Augustine, FL 32092

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Davidson Cares, the corporate giving program of Davidson Realty, donated $35,000 to local charity St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) on Thursday, October 19th at the 2nd Annual Shooting for SAYS event! A big thank you to our amazing community for coming together for such a worthy cause.

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Clear your calendars for Thursday, October 19th from 6 – 9 pm! You don’t want to miss the 9th Annual Bratini Charity Event featuring music, food, martinis and fun! Men will be modeling decorated bras and you will have the chance to bid on them! This creative annual event raises money to help cancer patients in St. Johns County. Proceeds benefit StAR Council (St. Augustine Regional Council), ARTBREAKERS, and Pink Heals St. Johns County Chapter.

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Who’s ready for rifles, a raffle and a silent auction all for a really great cause? Davidson Cares’ 2nd Annual Shooting for SAYS charity shoot happens on Thursday, October 19th at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports. Not only does 100% of proceeds from the shoot go to the boys at St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), but now proceeds made on the Cooler & Cocktail Raffle go to St. Johns Housing Partnership for their efforts in aiding with Hurricane Irma recovery. SAYS provides a therapeutic home for boys ages 6-18 that have suffered from severe physical/sexual abuse and neglect.

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