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Alton Green Memorial American Legion Post 194 is celebrating its 71st anniversary in September.

The anniversary dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday beginning with the cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. followed by the three-meat buffet with trimming. The dinner is $25 per person.

Featured special guest speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Bruce Alexander.

The anniversary celebration will continue with a Rib Battle and Anniversary Golf Tournament at 7 a.m. Sept. 28. Grills will fire up at 7 with the judging at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $50 and three slabs of ribs. First place prize is $500, second place is $150 and third place is $50.

The golf tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Cimarrone Golf Club, 2800 Cimarrone Blvd. in Jacksonville. The entry fee is $100 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Kids Safe Zone. Call 904-829-8189 for information on this and other upcoming events. American Legion Post 194 is at 1029 West Pearl St. and Derry Greene is post commander.


Upcoming events

Sing Out Loud Festival: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will serve as a unique venue during the Sing Out Loud Festival, Florida’s largest free live entertainment festival and benefit concert returning in September. The 2019 Sing Out Loud Festival will host hundreds of free concerts at multiple venues around St. Augustine between Friday and Sept. 29 in a celebration of local, regional and national singers, songwriters, musicians, poets and comedians. Located at 20 Aviles St., the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will feature artists and live music during the festival at 11 a.m. on several Saturdays including Sept. 7, Sept. 14 and Sept. 28. Music is played until 4 p.m. each day. Since its inception in 2016, the festival has attracted an estimated 25,000 music fans and featured more than 600 performing artists at more than a dozen venues. Each year the merchants of Aviles Street welcome the music for four Saturdays on the Artillery Lane Sing Out Loud stage.

City’s anniversary: Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History, will be the guest speaker at the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society’s event on Monday commemorating the 454th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. The program, “Archaeology at the First Franciscan Mission, Nombre de Dios 1587-1763” will begin at 1 p.m. at the Main Branch Library, 1960 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard (U.S. 1). This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. For best directions, call 904-827-6940. Ample free parking is readily available.

CRA Steering Committee: The West Augustine CRA Steering Committee will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St. The steering committee serves as a liaison and is governed by the SJC Board of County Commissioners. Robert Nimmons IV is the current chairman.

Prayer brunch: Dawson Chapel CMEC, 225 North Orange St., will host a prayer brunch from 10 a.m. until noon Sept. 14. The theme is “Faith: An Essential Element of Life.” Speakers will include Sister Sarah Highman, Sister Wanda Sams, and Sister Valarie James. A special feature will be “Hats on Parade” with hats prizes awarded. Brunch is $10. Sister Dianne Chase is Chairperson, Pastor Freeman Walker.

Jerk & Curry Music Fest: One Caribbean Inc. presents the first Jerk & Curry Music Fest at Francis Field/Special Events Field from noon until 10 p.m. Sept. 14. Come out and enjoy the best of Caribbean music, arts & crafts, food, fun & games. There will also be a Kids Fun Zone. There will be live performances by Pili Pili, Lions of Jah, Papa Rounds, C-Dog, and more. DJ’s Mix Master Prince, Lion Heart, and Kenny Page will be on hand also. Entry fee is $10. For information, call 904-801-0210. The special events field is at 25 West Castillo Drive.

Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch: The Women's Missionary Society of St. Paul AME Church, St. Augustine, is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21 in the St. Paul AME Christian Education Center; 85 Martin Luther King Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Event is limited to the first 75 registrants. Deadline is Sept. 8. Call 904-829-3918 or 904-315-1472. Celebrate health and hope as we encourage those we love.

Health clinics: Wildflower Healthcare holds Medical clinics on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Thursday clinic is at 3pm with patients being seen on a first come first serve basis. The Saturday medical clinic will be held at 8am with doors opening at 8 a.m. Lab results are available on Wednesdays (one week or seven days after procedures) between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Dates and hours for results clinics are subject to change. Dental Clinics are now scheduled. Those who are seeking dental assistance must call in to be added to the Schedule. The Wildflower Healthcare is at 268 Herbert St. For information on these and other services offered, call 904-829-1962.


Events listed in the West Augustine community column are open to all residents of St. Johns County. The deadline to submit information is 7 p.m. on Fridays. To contact Linda Y. Murray, email