Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present the musical “The Color Purple.” You can see the musical at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall on Norwood Avenue inside Gateway Town Center. The show will run through Sunday. Tickets prices are $15 in advance and door for students ages 5-17, and seniors ages 65 and older, $20 in advance and $25 at the door for adults and general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketleap.com or by call 904-765-7372 or 765-7373.
Nights of Lights
One of the City of St. Augustine’s biggest events will take place on Saturday. Nights of Lights will take place in the Plaza De la Constitucion beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 4 p.m. with a holiday performance by Showtime USA, a dancing and singing troupe. At 5:30 p.m., more performances by the All Star Orchestra. The most exciting part of the night is the light-up itself which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. In addition to the nights of lights, there will be night-time tours of ancient buildings and inns led by storytellers in period clothing, art walks featuring more than 30 galleries serving free refreshments and ice skating in Florida.
Stuff the Camper Day
Camping World of St. Augustine and Second Harvest St. Augustine are teaming up to hold a fundraising event on Saturday. For the past few weeks, families have been donating items and on Saturday, organizers will load al of what was raised into a Coleman Camper before taking it to the food bank. There will be bouncy slides, obstacle courses, food, and a RV Show. This event kicks off at 11 a.m.
America Recycles Day
Advanced Disposal Services and the city of Atlantic Beach will celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday with a document shredding and electronics recycling event. It will be held at the Beaches Aquatic Center on Aquatic Drive beginning at 9 a.m. Residents can bring up to three boxes of confidential documents for immediate on-site shredding. For more information , call 904-783-7000.
Much Ado about Nature
The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens will host Much Ado about Nature on Saturday. This family friendly event will feature activities such as beekeeping lectures, lectures about wildflowers, owl encounters and guided nature walks. It will begin at 9 a.m. The event is free to Arboretum members and children under the age of 18 and $5 for non-member adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs are allowed. For more information, go to www.jacksonvilleaboretum.org.
St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church will host the 17th annual Incredible Edibles sale. This event features homemade entrees, side dishes, casseroles and deserts. The doors open at 8 a.m. and this event continues until 2 p.m. The church is located on 5th Street between 11th and 12th Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call 904-249-4091.
Pearls and Cufflinks Gala
The 8th annual Pearls and Cufflinks Gala will take place Saturday. It will be held at the Citi headquarters beginning at 6 p.m. This attire is a black and white event. Tickets are $75 for individuals. This event benefits the Clara White Mission.
St. Augustine Half Marathon
The Orthopedic Associates of St. Augustine will host a half-marathon on Saturday and Sunday. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the marathon. To register online for the marathon, go to www.staugustinemarathon.com.
There will be a fall festival at Annie R. Morgan Elementary School on St. Clair Street. There will be bounce houses, ring tosses, cake walks and food. This festival begins at 11 a.m.
Hip Hop and Jazz Workshop
Dancers can learn some hip hop and jazz moves during a workshop on Saturday at Abella’s School of Dance in St. Augustine. The classes are open to the public and all dancers from 6 years old to adult. Cost is $25 per class or $45 for both per dancer. Classes start at 1 p.m. For registration, call 904-810-5670.
Right Whale Festival