Free and Frugal Family Fun for the weekend of November 16th-18th

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  1. Friday November 16th 7:30pm. Violin and Piano Recital. Riverside/Avondale. Free. BENJAMIN SUNG, violin JIHYE CHANG, piano.
  2. Saturday November 17th 10-2pm. Horse Fun Day. Free. Kindred Spirits Equestrian Facility. St. Augustine.  educational and interactive booths where kids of all ages can learn everything about horses, including riding styles, horse tack, horse showing, nutrition, breeds, and much more! Every participant will have the opportunity to ride a horse! Admission and access to horse riding and all the interactive booths is FREE! Families may also join us for arts in crafts such as painting the horses and making horseshoe picture frames! There will also be a fun obstacle course challenge set up so kids can experience a day in the life of a horse rider! There will be food, raffles, contests, and time to meet the horse trainers and other professionals in the industry. Gates open on Saturday November 17 at 10am and close at 2pm.
  3. Saturday November 17th 10-4pm. Green Revolution Family Day.  Explore MOSH’s new exhibit Green Revolutions and learn the ways you can use food scraps for compost and grow some food at the same time. From 12-4 Cliffford will be there. Clifford the Big Red Dog  There will be hands on activities as well. Free with museum admission.
  4. Saturday November 17th 12-4pm. Words of Art, A Children’s Book Fair. Participants will be able to meet Jacksonville authors and illustrators, shop for storybooks, picture books and novels, and enjoy  hands-on art activities and scavenger hunts. Free admission.
  5. Saturday November 17th-Sunday November 18th. Power Behind Wellness Expo. The expo will demonstrate the wide range of services and classes offered. While spectators are welcome, participants should come prepared to workout. With the purchase of 1 ticket, you can enjoy 7 hours of continuous activities, including Zumba, Latin Dance, Yoga, Hot Hula Fitness and more. There will also be vendors and free health screenings. Free Parking. One day ticket is $10; two day ticket, $15. High school students and uniformed personnel (Military, police, etc) are admitted free.
  6. Saturday November 17th 6:30 pm. Nights of Lights Celebration Light up Night. The 18th Annual Nights of Lights kicks off with the Light Up Night Ceremony. The evening will conclude with the lights being turned on at 6:30pm by city officials and former St. Augustine mayors. The lights will continue through January 31. Nights of Lights is a 2-month long celebration of the Holiday Season.
  7. Saturday November 17th 10am-5pm. 4th Annual Right Whale Festival and Clean up. The festival is a celebration for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whales’ annual return to the southeast coast of the United States. No advance registration is necessary to participate in the cleanup. Participants must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. Community service hour certificates will be available for students. There will be a contest at the litter cleanup. Beach cleanup from 9am to 11am.
  8. Saturday November 17th 2:30pm. Hunger Games. The reaping will begin on November 17th at 2:30pm in the meeting room of the Middleburg-Clay Hill Library. Come for the reaping, participate in training, and then battle it out in the arena with the cornucopia challenge. All tributes will enjoy Mocking Jay cupcakes, see previews and sneak peaks of the all new upcoming movie: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as have the opportunity to check out a copy of one of the books, guides, or The Hunger Games on DVD. Recommended ages: 10 and up.
  9. Saturday November 17th 9am. Kids 800m race. (part of the St. Augustine Half Marathon). Registration is free, but participants much register online in advance. Race will not be timed, and all who participate will recieve a medal.
  10. Saturday November 17th. 2-8pm. Holiday Spectacular and Tree Lighting. St. Johns Town Center. There will be face painters, costumed characters from WJCT, carolers, Kids’ Entertainment Zone and more from 2pm to 8pm. Bridgit Mendler will perform at 6pm. At 8pm, Santa will arrive, and light the tree.  Fireworks will follow.
  11. Saturday November 17th 11am-3pm. Mandarin Chili Cook off. The 16th Annual Mandarin Chili Cook-Off will also feature live music, 2 bounce houses, silent auction, chili contest, and more. Admission is only 2 cans of food for the Mandarin Food Bank (or a $1 donation).
  12. Sunday November 18th. 11am-5pm. Town of Orange Park’s Art’s and Farmer’s Market. Town of Orange Park’s Arts and Farmers’ Market held the second and fourth Sunday of the month. There will be crafters, artists, live entertainment, kids activities, food vendors, and more.






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