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Alpine Groves Park

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2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States

September 2019

Bat Talk and Walk

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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image of a bat with wings spread, looking directly into camera. Bat Talk and Walk

Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky for Bat Talk and Walk. Learn about the creatures of the night. Explore Alpine Groves at sunset in search of resident bats who live in our park. Bring your questions and share stories about the night time forest activities. Meet at the 2nd parking lot near the river. This program [...]

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January 2020

Freshwater Fishing 101

January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 5, 2020
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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images of freshwater fish, taught what kind they are during Freshwater Fishing 101

During Freshwater Fishing 101, learn the ins and outs of fishing freshwater in Florida. Ever wonder about what to put in your tackle box, how to use nets and traps, or what the fishing regulations are? Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish! [...]

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Annual River Blessing

January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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two women carrying drum, followed by several man and women - Annual River Blessing

Gather at Alpine Groves Park for the Annual River Blessing on January 25, 2020.  There will be a selection of speakers including St. Johns and Matanzas Riverkeepers followed by a silent, non-denominational ceremony of passing the bowl of water guided by a heartbeat drum by First Nations.  Participants are welcome to bring their own drums. [...]

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February 2020

Porch Talks at Alpine Groves Park

February 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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plank board in background with image of older, white house with a porch, red roof. Text Porch Talks at Alpine Groves Park, The Ladies of Tea: 1700s-1900

St. Johns County Parks & Rec has partnered with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation for Porch Talks at Alpine Groves.  This Porch Talks is titled "The Ladies of Tea: 1700s-1900". Local experts talk about local issues on our porch talk series focused on the art, history, environmental issues, and interesting personalities. Learn about the Northwest part [...]

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Basics in Nature Photography

February 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Feb 20 & 27, Mar 5, 2020
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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Basics in Nature Photography Do you have a nice camera and always leave it on auto?  Do you wish you could capture the amazing beauty of the nature around you? Then Basics in Nature Photography is for you.  Join local photographer Nicholle Goodnight for a hands-on class to sharpen your photography skills. Participants will need [...]

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April 2020

Porch Talks at Alpine Groves Park

April 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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In response to the Governor’s Safer at Home order, St. Johns County, the City of St. Augustine, and the City of St. Augustine Beach have all extended facility closures and program cancellations associated with COVID-19 through Friday, May 1, 2020. The closure extension applies to:   the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, [...]

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June 2020

Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants

June 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky for Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants. Learn about wild edibles and medicinal plants found in our parks.  Bring your questions and journals to record your findings. Friday, June 5, 2020     -- 10:00am-12:00pm at Vaill Point Park Friday, June 19 2020     -- 10:00am-12:00pm at Alpine Groves Park Thursday, July 2, 2020  [...]

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July 2020

Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants

July 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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text in white on green background; Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants. Image in bottom left and top right of green leaves and red berries

Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky for Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants. Learn about wild edibles and medicinal plants found in our parks.  Bring your questions and journals to record your findings. Friday, June 5, 2020     -- 10:00am-12:00pm at Vaill Point Park Friday, June 19 2020     -- 10:00am-12:00pm at Alpine Groves Park Thursday, July 2, 2020  [...]

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November 2020

Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants

November 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants Guided Walk Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky at Alpine Groves Park for Wild Edibles & Medicinal Plants. Learn about wild edibles and medicinal plants found in our parks.  Bring your questions and journals to record your findings. November 5, 2020 -- 4:00pm-6:00pm Program is FREE and open to all ages.  [...]

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January 2021

Porch Talks in Historical Switzerland Florida

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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plank board in background with image of older, white house with a porch, red roof. Text Porch Talks at Alpine Groves Park, The Ladies of Tea: 1700s-1900

Join St. Johns County Parks & Rec for Porch Talks in Historical Switzerland Florida.  Learn about the historical richness of Northwest St. Johns County as a Historic Landmark. Family-friendly, entertaining and thought provoking.  It's "unplugged" entertainment before the internet and computers.  Local experts on local issues on a local porch! Click the event website link [...]

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Annual River Blessing

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13N
Switzerland, FL 32259 United States
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two women carrying drum, followed by several man and women - Annual River Blessing

Gather at Alpine Groves Park for the Annual River Blessing on January 30, 2021.  Honor the Rivers of Florida and those who serve and protect. A selection of speakers includes St. Johns and Matanzas Riverkeepers.  They're followed by a silent, non-denominational ceremony of passing the bowl of water guided by a heartbeat drum by First [...]

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