Second Sunday Family Fun Series at Bird Island Park’s Storytelling Area

The St. Johns County Parks and Recreations Department and the St. Johns County Cultural Council announce the kick off for the Second Sunday Family Fun Series in Bird Island Park, located behind the Ponte Vedra Branch Library. These are free events on the second Sunday of each month that will include performances, art events, birding and nature talks, and fun family style workshops.

The first two are planned for April 10 and May 8 at 2 pm. On April 10, the Ponte Vedra High School Guitar Ensembles, under the direction of Hester Longstreet, will perform a program of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. On May 8, the Ponte Vedra High School Drama troupe, under the direction of Randall Adkison, will perform "School of Rock," a musical stage adaptation of the movie.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- During the month of April, PACT Prevention Coalition would like community members to observe Alcohol Awareness Month to help prevent alcohol abuse in our community.

Alcohol Awareness Month, as declared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), aims to raise awareness about the seriousness of alcohol dependency and alcoholism, while recognizing the serious problem of alcohol abuse.

It is an ideal time to educate yourself and loved ones about the dangers of alcohol abuse.

Alcohol use is an issue of concern in St. Johns County for both young adults and those under 21 years of age.

According to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, alcohol is the most commonly used drug among St. Johns County students with 29.4 percent of surveyed middle and high school students reporting the use of alcohol in the past 30 days.

Four Loko Lurks at High School Parties

Four Loko Lurks at High School Parties

Most of us remember the high school party movies of the 80s. Party mischief included making a dream girl out of a doll, the most popular girl in school getting a bad haircut and an entrepreneurial freshman flashing an upper classman’s panties for a buck a peep. 

Unfortunately, it’s not the 80s.

High school parties today involve a whole new breed of drugs and alcohol, including Four Loko, nicknamed by some, “blackout in a can.”

Spring Break Arts Camp

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach presents the 7th Annual Spring Break Arts Camp for young artists of all skill levels.  Children ages 4 to 8 are encouraged to express their imagination using real artist's materials and guidance from our creative and talented art instructors.

Come join us for a week or a day of super cool and fun art projects!

Cost per day:  Member $40      Non-member $50

Supplies and snack included, bring a brown bag lunch

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! on Sale Feb. 25th

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! on Sale Feb. 25th

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! is bringing a colossal party on ice to your hometown!  This all-new show visits Jacksonville from April 7 – 10, 2011 for Eight performances at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets go on sale February 25th at 10 a.m.

Summer Camp Lottery Registration Begins February 28th

The St. Johns County Recreation & Parks Department operates Super Summer Spectacular summer camps for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at multiple locations throughout the County. The camps are geared towards outdoor play and are staffed by experienced and motivated leaders and counselors. Each site participates in three exciting field trips, arts and crafts activities and swimming once a week. Space is very limited and registration is lottery based.

Camp Cadet Kicks Off Application Period

Northeast Florida Camp Cadet, Inc. is kicking off the application period for a week long summer camp that begins on June 19th and runs through June 25th, 2011 at Camp Blanding (southern Clay County off SR 16).

The camp is for all youth, not just for troubled youth. Applicants must be 12 - 15 years of age.  Applications will not be accepted after April 9th, 2011.  Applications are available at the local police /sheriffs offices in the following counties: Clay, Duval, Bradford, St. Johns and Nassau.  There is no cost/fee for the camp and a maximum of eighty (80) youth will be accepted. 

For more information please contact Officer Kimberly Robinson at 904-274-0545 or email at flcampcadet@yahoo.com.