By Rhonda Parker
St. Augustine – Bring a mat or towel to the Lincolnville Farmers Market tomorrow for free yoga classes at NOON to 1 p.m. offered by Suzy Boerema of Yoga Bum (www.ashtangayyoga.com). Also free for the younger set, non-competitive sports and games offered by “Frog” Bozung beginning at noon.
The Farmers Market – which is the first solar-powered market in the nation – offers fresh, healthy food at affordable prices, along with family-friendly activities, live entertainment, local arts, crafts and natural produces. Located at the end of South Riberia Street at Eddie Vickers Field, the market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday.
Lincolnville Farmers Market Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lincolnvillefarmersmarket
A Mardi Gras is being held to benefit the Farmers Market and enable them to take Food Stamps and WIC is scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and $75 per couple.
Mayor Joe Boles and Civil Rights heroine Barbara Vickers will preside as the Mardi Gras King and Queen, and local businesses have stepped up and offered food, beverages, services and donations. A live auction auction conducted by local actor Lee Weaver (star of “Man of La Mancha” and recent Lighthouse tribute “Piercing the Darkness”). Auction offerings include: tickets to the Limelight Theater (also providing costumes for our King and Queen); valuable advertising in Old City Life magazine; handbag from Christie Blue; an original water color by local artist Rosamond Parrish from her upcoming book, “Lincolnville , thru’ an artist’s eyes;” Charles Dickenson’s Lambias House painting; beautiful artwork from locals Deane Kellogg and Ginny Bullard (Amiro Gallery); plus artists Susan Carr, Joan Harris and Sister Diane Couture. Lou Agresta is donating a hand blown glass “Venus” bead. There are Black History Tours from Howard Lewis, plus tickets to City Walks Tours. Gift certificates abound: from the Casa Monica for brunch; The Floridian; Gas Restaurant; the Gifted Cork (bottle of wine and wine-tasting for 15!); Gaufre’s & Goods; Claude’s Chocolates; Be Love Massage and Health Spa; The Reef; Conscious Clean; A1A Ale House; and Dick Simmons’ environmental door mats; Swedish and deep tissue massage from Ginny Cataldo, and a very generous special offering from Journey’s End Bed and Breakfast. Weird but wonderful items include a “mystery” barrel from Hamblen’s Hardware and a 3-course dinner prepared for the highest bidder by the LULRC “Ladies of Lincolnville themselves!”
Those attending the event will enjoy yummy gumbo from Jessica May; authentic jambalaya supplied by Harry’s, trays of fabulous hors d’oerves from the Purple Olive and fresh produce-treats offered by market-purveyor Pazqual. In addition to King Cakes from “The Big Easy,” LuLi’s will be there with beautifully decorated cupcakes. Each guest will receive a free drink ticket for beer supplied by Mile Marker Brewing, or wine donated by Broudy’s and the San Sebastian Winery.
Sponsors include: The St. Augustine Record and Diane’s Natural Market (Presenting Sponsor) and The Prince of Wales Restaurant; and to musician Drew Dixon and his band.”
To attend, please RSVP with check made payable to Lift Up Lincolnville Revitalization Corp. (LULRC) and mail to Sister Diane Couture, 2745 Industry Center Road, Suite 6, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
To donate auction items, e-mail Sue Agresta @ email@example.com.