St. Augustine, Fla. – On Wednesday, March 11, in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College,
Melanie Saltzman, reporter and producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend, will present a lecture
titled, “The Future of Food.” This event is free and open to the public.
In her role at PBS, Saltzman reports, shoots and produces on a variety of issues, including public
health, the environment and international affairs.
Saltzman graduated from New York University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast
Journalism and Global Communications. That same year, she was awarded a Fulbright
scholarship in Berlin, Germany. In 2015, she received a Master of Science in Journalism, with
concentrations in documentary video storytelling and interactive publishing, from the Medill
School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Some of Saltzman’s most notable work includes her production of two stories for NewsHour’s
Emmy-nominated “America Addicted” series on the opioid epidemic. She has also reported on
climate change and migration from the Marshall Islands, covered landmine victim assistance
programs in Cambodia and traveled to Kenya and Tanzania for solutions-based reports.
For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited
nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of
importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis
Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m.
Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you
are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall
at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of
three days’ notice.
Call (904) 826-8617 or visit here for more information.
I would like to Invite you to our networking group that meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This unique networking experience will help you grow your business and learn new ways to connect and build your business! So mark your calendar today!
When: November 20, 2019 at 12 NOON
Where: Corazon Cinema and Café
36 Granada St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Why: To help you grow your business!
How: Bring your business cards and connect with others!
P.S. Several come at 11:45 for informal networking and to order lunch. FREE parking!
Like our Facebook page for updates on upcoming events! We have two pages that give info on this event. 1. A Step Above Networking at https://www.facebook.com/astepabovenetworking/?modal=admin_todo_tour or at Upscale Event Productions https://www.facebook.com/pg/UpscaleEventProductions/posts/?ref=page_internal
The Business Premier Expo is on Oct. 6, 2018 at the Mark Lance Armory in St. Augustine. Enter on the red carpet, come and learn about area businesses that can help you with your home and business needs. There will be prizes and fun! Don’t miss out! Go to www.upscaleeventproductions.com for more information for entrance and vendor opportunities.
Welcome to the Furry Paws Festival. We are raising awareness and donations for K9s for Warriors while having a fun community day with activities, food trucks, canine demonstrations, face painting and entertainment. Area businesses and sponsors will be showcasing what they can provide to the community. Admission is free, but donations for K9s for Warriors are certainly encouraged.
This will be held
May 18th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (rain or shine)
World Golf Village Neighborhood Dog Park
3500 International Golf Parkway
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Please join us for a Springtime Celebration in the heart of the historic district! The “Midnight Gardener” album release party of Saint Augustine’s very own Stephen Pigman will be held at the gorgeous Colonial Oak Music Park on St. George Street Friday, March 29th. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30pm with an opening act, Pigman will take that stage at 7:30 where he will perform the album in it’s entirety. There will be an all-star jam hosted by Ben Strok & The Full Electric to close out the night! Champagne toast to be held at 7:30pm! Event is 6:30pm-10pm. Please join us for this momentous occasion! More info can be found at www.stephenpigman.com
*The event will be moved to another location in-case of inclement weather.
The Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine will be hosting its Second Annual Character Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 .for everyone from youngest family members to Grandma & Grandpa. The event will be held at the Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval street in St. Augustine and is designed for fun and togetherness. Highlights of the morning will include a delicious breakfast with real life Disney characters as well as Superman, Spiderman, Winnie the Pooh, Elsa from Frozen, Cinderella, Tiana and more. Characters will go table-to-table for hugs, high fives, photos, autographs, and general merriment. There will also be activities for the little ones from a Princess Parlor to a Super Hero Corner, a Dinosaur Dig and a Dr. Seuss activity table as well as photo booth opportunities, a special auction, DJ, and much more!
Kiwanis is a global organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. Funds from this event will primarily be used to support the Service Leadership programs in local schools. The Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine has clubs at Crookshank, Osceola, and Ketterlinus Elementary schools, Murray and Gamble Rogers Middle Schools and Pedro Menendez and St. Augustine High Schools. Through these programs, Kiwanis strives to instill leadership skills and teach children the value of community service. Funds are also used to provide materials for the Kiwanis Toddler Sensory Day Programs in St. Johns County, with activities designed to help sensory development in young children, and acquaint parents with simple activities to encourage the same at home. Some funds will be used as well to help other local organizations that benefit children, such as the St. Johns County Little League, the Early Learning Coalition of North Florida, and Ability Tree First Coast (providing respite care for families of special-needs children.)
Tickets will go on sale January 7, 2019 and will be available for purchase on the Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine’s website: www.kiwanisofstaugustine.com as well as some local businesses you will find listed there. Tickets are $15.00 for all ages, and children under 2 years old are free. Sponsorships from local businesses and individuals start at $250 and more are needed. We thank the following for their current Sponsorship for this event: Beaver Toyota, Early Learning of N. Florida, Ben Reep – Edward Jones Inc., Celebrations Party Store SA. For more information about becoming a sponsor visit the Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine website. For questions about the event send inquiries to [email protected].
The festive celebration of Makers of all kinds will offer a wide variety of fun, hands-on activities at designated Makers Stations, where participants of all ages may tap into their own creative spirit and create something unique and beautiful of their own. The event will also showcase one-of-a-kind gifts, art, unique apparel, jewelry, home décor and more from over 40 local and regional artisans, artists, chefs and brewers. For those wishing to explore their creativity in greater depth, select artisans will be offering educational workshops. New this year, children will thrill to discover a Gingerbread Forest play area that will challenge them to create a 3-dimensional world with life-size “gingerbread” boxes.
“This is a celebration of creativity in action,” explains Rachel Sobenes-Desme, St. Augustine artist and Creative Director for the event. “The Makers Station activities and workshops engage children as well as adults to just jump in and enjoy the thrill of making and doing in a world that is more and more caught up with consuming and watching.”
Foodies will relish an exciting array of culinary offerings, including authentic artisan foods, beverages, local food trucks, and craft beers in the Makers Fest beer garden. Two stages, sponsored by Friends of the St Augustine Amphitheatre, will feature performances including live music, dance and a special appearance by The Venardos Circus, rounding out a full day of family fun sure to engage all of the senses. This year will see brand new Makers Stations, as well as the return of a few favorites, grouped into Paper World, Textile World and Nature World. Art installations will be located at the entrance to each immersive world, along with a lounge area for relaxation and conversation – all under the big top of the Amphitheatre.
Bouquets and Boutonnieres Bridal Show is on Oct. 21, 2018. Calling all brides and grooms. Come, explore and learn who can help you create the wedding of your dreams. We will have a bridal gown and tuxedo showcase, prizes, and vendors like travel for your honeymoon, wedding planners, photographers, etc. Come have fun and create that special day with some of the best vendors in the area. It will be a the Palencia Country Club upstairs ballroom. Go to www.upscaleventproductions.com for tickets. Also, vendors can contact us for information on this exclusive event.