Sports & Recreation

Flagler College partners with TPC Sawgrass for Annual President's Golf Classic

Flagler College is partnering with TPC at Sawgrass to host the 2010 President's Golf Classic benefiting the Flagler College Scholarship Fund. The event will take place at the Dye's Valley Golf Course at TPC Sawgrass on Oct. 4.

"On behalf of the PGA Tour and TPC Sawgrass, we are very proud to partner with Flagler College in hosting this annual event," said Bill Hughes, general manger of TPC Sawgrass.

14th Annual Saint Augustine Senior/Retirement Expo Oct 23

The 14th Annual Saint Augustine Senior/Retirement Expo will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at Ponce de Leon Mall.

Retirement is on a lot of baby boomer’s minds lately & Saint Augustine is rolling out the “red carpet” for the 50+ age group looking to decide on a location to retire. Saint Augustine offers the sun, beaches, dozens of golf courses, “the oldest City in the United States” - which was established in 1565, shopping malls, historic sites, and tourist attractions such as: the formidable fort- Castillo de San Marcos overlooking the water just outside the city gates, the San Sebastian Winery, the World Golf Hall of Fame at the World Golf Village, the Lightner Museum, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the USA, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the Alligator Farm, the legendary Ponce de Leon Fountain of Youth, a trolley tour of Old City for an intriguing look at the country’s first permanent European settlement and the oddities of the Ripley’s Believe it Not Museum.

13th Annual Greek Festival Friday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010

Everyone can be Greek for the weekend at the 13th Annual Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 

Enjoy a delicious assortment of Greek foods, pastries and beverages along with nonstop entertainment performed by the Hellenic Band and traditional Greek dances led by the Nisiotes Dance Troup.  

There's even an Angora (Greek market)and Bakaliko (Greek grocery). 

Location: Francis Field

Directions: Located behind St. Augustine Downtown Historic Parking Facility

Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on  

Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween meets the sea during SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular, featuring an underwater "fantasea" where children can trick-or-treat, meet amazing sea creatures, catch silly and spooky shows and help Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby through an amazing adventure to find her magic wand.

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular takes place October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 29-31. The daytime event begins at 12 p.m., leaving the littlest of trick-or-treaters wide-eyed for the fun-filled activities.  Visit SeaWorldSpooktacular.com for more details. 

Sneak Peak at New Pirate Museum

Out the outside, it looks like a generic warehouse.

Inside this as-yet-undisclosed location in St. Augustine, pirate museum props are overflowing the shelves and peeking out of boxes. 

Pat Croce opened a squeaky door at the warehouse and said, "This is our secret bunker." He smiled a wry smile.

"I had to rent 6,000 feet to put all this paraphernalia and items we shipped up from Key West. Where was I going to put it? The museum's not ready for it"

Shelves are lined with trunks, real and fake swords, and rusty lanterns.

An unfinished mural of a pirate ship stretches across one wall of the warehouse.

The museum's creative director creates clouds and waves with every stroke of a paint brush.

Another man cleaned a cannon on the floor.

Croce bounced around the warehouse showing off the items inside and explaining how they will be used in his museum.

New TV Season Brings New Hits and Duds

Highlights:

DOA. Every season brings a couple of clunkers. Last week brought four: Fox's Lone Star (4.1 million viewers) was the weakest of the bunch — and became the season's first casualty Tuesday, to be replaced by Lie to Me starting next week. But ABC's The Whole Truth and My Generation and NBC's Outlaw, in Friday's time-slot debut, are all on life support.

8th Annual Buddy Walk Benefitting The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is excited to announce the 8th Annual Buddy Walk will take place this Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Jacksonville Beach Pavilion.  The 1-mile walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the DSAJ and the local chapter’s goal is to raise $150,000.  Brand new this year is the 5K run, which will immediately precede the walk @ 8am.