Florida's Historic Coast Calendar of Events Nights of Lights Nov 2017-Jan 2018 - Page 29

DECEMBER December 13 Dining at Highclere with Francine Segan Discover the elaborate etiquette, enchanting entertainments and dishes Mrs. Patmore would have been proud to send to the table at the Casa Monica Resort & Spa Ballroom at 10:30 a.m. The Lightner Museum event includes a trivia contest on the uses for now-obsolete objects that Mr. Carson would be shocked to find you couldn’t use properly, tastings of popular tidbits, garnish-making demonstrations and recipe handouts. Francine Segan, one of America’s foremost experts on Italian cuisine, is an engaging public speaker, author and TV personality. 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org December 13 EMMA Concert Association Presents Holiday Traditions with First Coast Opera EMMA Concert Association and First Coast Opera present Amahl and the Night Visitors, which is a Christmas opera for guests of all ages. The opera is set in Bethlehem during the first century and shares the story of a boy named Amahl and his journey. The opera will be followed by a performance of favorite holiday songs. The event is at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-417-5555 www.emmaconcerts.com December 13 Ben Haggard at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ben Haggard, son of country music great Merle Haggard presents an acoustic performance, passing on the legacy of his dad’s music. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $35.50 and $29.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com December 13 American Food Fads - Gilded Age to Today, A VIP Dinner with Francine Segan Explore the food and social etiquette of each decade at this dinner at the Lightner Museum historic pool area. Learn about flapper pudding from the 1920s, pineapple upside down cake from the 1930s, cocktail parties from the 1950s, BBQs from the 1970s and new gourmet awareness from the 1980s and much more. Francine Segan, one of America’s foremost experts on Italian cuisine, author and TV personality, is the evening’s host. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org 29