Chocolate and Beyond

Chocolate and Beyond, a celebration of chocolate, desserts, and other delectable culinary treats, will be held Sat., Feb. 27 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the parking lot of First Coast Technical College in St. Augustine. This will be a drive-thru event with guests receiving packaged tasty samples from some of the area’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. This event is hosted by TASK – Teacher’s Aid for Student Knowledge. The “Guess the Chocolates” competition will take place remotely, and individuals from “Costumers With a Cause” will be there to greet those in attendance.

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.

AARP Smart Driver™ Course

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The AARP Smart Driver™ course is recognized by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles as an approved course to boost safety awareness, refresh and improve driving skills, and minimize crash risks for drivers aged 50 and older. Attendees who elect to purchase the class materials and the certificate of completion may be eligible for an insurance discount. Please check with your automobile insurance company for further details.

This is a full day class with a break for lunch. Please bring your own beverages, coffee, snacks, and bag lunch. Alternately, there are several restaurants in walking and driving distance from the library.

It is free to sit in on the class without a guidebook or certificate of completion. It costs $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members to receive course material and the certificate of completion. Please bring your driver’s license and AARP membership card. Cash, personal check, or money order only. No debit or credit cards.

To register, please call the Main Library at 904.827.6940. For questions about the class, please contact instructor Leo Sullivan at 407.666.8308 or [email protected].

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.