Hot Topics in Mental Health

NAMI Florida is hosting All Together Now, a FREE multi-part Virtual Speaker Series focusing on mental illness topics now through February 2021. Nationally regarded experts will discuss hot topics in mental health, embracing the state alliance’s mission of education, advocacy and support for people affected by mental illness.

November’s program will welcome distinguished nationally regarded experts as the focus on Hot Topics in Mental Health, with panel discussions on:

• NAMI Homefront: An Education Program for Military/Veteran Families
• Cohen Veterans Network: A Paradigm Shift in Veteran Healthcare
• Our Extraordinarily Stressful Days: The Long-Term Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Racial Discrimination and Economic Survival on Suicidal Thinking and Acts in Florida
• The Impact of COVID 19 in Florida: Best Practices of Providers and Consumers
• Racism and Healthcare Disparities in Mental Health

Register to attend!

Conquer the Trails 5K

Are you ready Conquer the Trails?? – this is a road race in the beautiful natural settings of the Trailmark Community

Join us for the 3rd Annual Conquer the Trails-5k race on February 1st
This professionally chip timed by Florida Race Day 5k race takes place in the scenic TrailMark Community Center at 805 Trailmark Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092 The race starts at 9 am. Packet pick up is at Trailmark’s amenity center race morning between 8:00 am – 8:45 am

20th Annual Reindeer Run – Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs

Hosted By: The PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club & Ancient City Road Runners


A true one-mile run along the St. Augustine Christmas Parade route just before the parade begins is sure to provide large, cheering crowds as runners make their way to the finish line. Check the clock as you complete the race for your mile time!

All proceeds will go to support the youth of St. Augustine at the Boys & Girls Club.


$10 per participant!
The first 120 registrants will receive a t-shirt, so register early! Day-of registration opens at 8:00 a.m. The race begins at 8:55 a.m.

START: Castillo Drive near Ripley’s Believe It or Not
END: On Cordova Street near Mojo’s BBQ
REGISTRATION: Lawn of St. Augustine Civic Center on parade route across from Ripley’s
AWARDS: Medal for Overall Male & Overall Female. Winners will be invited to ride in the parade following the Reindeer Run.

More information and runner registration:

Confessions of the Corazon: A Night of Storytelling

“Confessions of the Corazon” returns to the Corazon Cinema and Cafe with Kathy Kniery as our featured storyteller, on September 26th. According to her Tale Tellers of St. Augustine bio, it states:

Kathy is a recently transplanted Illinoisan. After 30 years of serving in public and private schools as a library/media specialist and sometimes social studies teacher, she gave up cold weather and snow for sunshine and ocean breezes. It was not a hard choice. Now retired she is focusing on the favorite part of her former career: storytelling. Kathy is also learning more about her favorite hobbies, photography and graphic arts.

Retired educator and storyteller and a fan of the CUBS! East Palatka, FL 32131
Learn more about Kathy at her website:
Telephone: 309-825-8482 E-Mail: [email protected]

The event is all ages and is $5 (cash only) for each person. There is room for 10 storytellers each time and it is first come, first served. Sign up by purchasing one item and there are free refills on most beverages. Sign up at 5:00 p.m. and the stories begin at 5:30 p.m. Each storyteller receives six to eight minutes of stage time. The featured storyteller gets 10 minutes of stage time and 50% of the proceeds from the door.

After each event, the current featured storyteller draws the name for the following month’s storyteller.

If you are an artist, bring in your works and sell them. Let’s hear your elevator pitch. “Confessions” is perfect for all artists, authors, comedians, writers, poets, influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, actors, storytellers, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at the event and hearing your stories. Please mark your calendars, set your timers, bring some pals and join us on a great night of storytelling. All are welcomed.

6th Annual Cancer Smash

Join us and work out for a cause that helps those right here in St. Augustine fighting cancer. Bring the family, ages 7+ are welcome, to participate in a fun workout that will be scaled for all levels and ages! Come sweat for a good cause! We hope you can help us raise funds for the Flagler Health Care Foundation Cancer Patient Funds.

Bouquets and Boutonnieres Bridal Show

Get all the information you need to make your special day absolutely magical! Talk directly to vendors who make it happen. Representatives from wedding/reception venues, wedding planners, caterers, DJs, destination wedding/honeymoon planners and every possible company to provide every detail you need. Come talk to all the vendors you need in one convenient place. Come early for door prizes and giveaways!

Cats & Yoga Mats

Join us for a beginner’s yoga class with instructor Jen Holloway. During class, there will be adoptable kitties roaming the room! No need to be a pet parent to participate, but if you do, feel free to bring your kitty to this special class (cat-friendly only cats please).

Donation: $20.00 per person (please bring cash the day of the event). All of the proceeds will go to Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue. Limit to 20 participants ***Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. ***

For more information, email Melissa at [email protected].

St. Johns County Town Hall Meeting

St. Johns County’s Poly Drug Task Force is holding a town hall on May 15th at 6 PM at The Armory on San Marco in St. Augustine concentrating on Fentanyl, the negative impact it has made in our county, and the prevention efforts we are making that community members can become involved in. It’s going to be an amazing, educational event!

Be hip! Don’t break one!: Learn the facts about osteoporosis and fracture prevention

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Do you suffer with pain related to osteoporosis, fractures, or a bent over or curved spine? Are you afraid to move due to the pain or fear of fracturing? Do you have a family history of osteoporosis and are concerned for your own bone health? Have you been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia and did not know there are things you can do today to prevent fractures and help promote bone growth safely?

At our workshop you will learn:
• The single biggest mistake in movement which can cause spinal fractures
• How your hip can break without a fall
• The most common causes of osteoporosis
• How you can read and follow your bone density score
• Nutritional facts to build bone density with special guest speaker
• The best exercises to build bone density and prevent fractures
• Safety and fall prevention techniques and so much more!

Lee Spannhake is a physical therapist and owner of IN HOME BODY IN BALANCE. She is certified in the treatment of those with osteoporosis and it is her mission to educate anyone diagnosed with this life altering bone disease on the safe way to manage though movement and exercise. Keri Bomarito is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist and owner of SEASIDE NUTRITION. She takes the stress and confusion out of healthy eating and focuses on healing from the inside out. Please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940 to register or for more information.