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Concert Schedule  2019-2020

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December 8, 2019  Sunday  6:00 pm

American Pie Revisited with JOHN RENO

A tribute to the singer/songwriters of the '70's! 

Performed by John Reno, join us for a trip down memory

lane to hear the hits from John Denver, Don McLean,

James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jim Croce and more! 


Tickets are $20 per person and seating is limited!

All profits benefit the Kiwanis Park

February 16, 2020     Sunday  6:00 pm

Uproot Hootenanny    -   Yes, they are back!

They play Irish music, originals, covers, country, bluegrass, rock.  A pickers paradise, this four-piece band features some of South Florida’s top string instrument players. From bluegrass classics to Irish-folksy vibes, Uproot Hootenanny has that certain string band charm that has all ages leaving the show with a smile. Along with their own originals, they do some pretty awesome covers that range from the Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash.  Uproot Hootenanny is just a downright good time!     

2019 Concerts

         January 6, 2019             February 17, 2019                March 10, 2019

January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019

We are hosting our 2nd annual Open House at the SJCCA on Jan 6th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM! Everyone is welcome to check out the civic center and find out what activities we offer. Free raffle ticket for all who stop by! Refreshments!

Winter Fest!

Winter Fest!

January 19th Saturday Breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 am Rummage Sale - 10:00 - 12:00 Art/Craft/Vendors - 10:00 - 12:00 $$50/50 Month-Long Raffle$$ Tickets $10 or $25 for three!

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg

Thursdays 1:00-4:00 pm Seriously good fun! All levels (beginners too!) are welcome! BJ Skribiski

Slambidders Bridge

Slambidders Bridge

Starts Oct 31st Wednesdays 12:30-4:00 Kay Winter & Mary Tobias (until Joyce Coryell returns)

Educated: A Memoir

Educated: A Memoir

Jan 14th Monday 9:00am The book club meets every month on the second Monday each month. Join us at 8:45 to setup, socialize and then discuss this month's selection. Activity Leader - Carol Roscher

Happy Islanders Bridge

Happy Islanders Bridge

Join the Happy Islanders for Bridge on Mondays at 12:30 - 3:30 pm Contact Kay Winter or Mary Tobias

Cribbage - we are playing!

Cribbage - we are playing!

Thursdays 6:45 - 9:30 PM Cribbage started in November! Join the fun - if you don't know how to play, we'll show you how! Diane Horn

February 2017

January 2017


January 8th - Winter Seasonal Harmonizing  4:00 - 6:00 PM St James City Civic Assoc

Phil Buchanan

January 15th - Phil Buchanan Celebration of Life  4:00 - 6:00 PM St James City Civic Assoc PHIL BUCHANAN CELEBRATION of LIFE A celebration of the Life of Phil Buchanan to be held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the St. James City Civic Association, 3300 Fourth Ave., St. James City. Time 4-6 pm. There will be a short 20-25 min. opening program, including a 5 min. "Eagle Feather ceremony" and "wand” to pass.

Joan Roberts

January 17th - Acrylic/Oil BEACH SEASCAPE with Joan Roberts  1:00 - 4:00 PM - a Golden Brush Workshop    $25 Contact: Linda 283-5207

Uproot Hootenany

January 22 - 6:00PM UPROOT HOOTENANY Concert - returning from last year! A HUGE hit - Band members play upright bass, banjo, fiddle and guitar. The music is a combination of bluegrass, folk, country, and original tunes. $20 Call Cindy 239-282-9478

Roy Fuller Watercolor

January 28th - BIG BRUSH WATERCOLOR with Roy John Fuller  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - a Golden Brush Workshop    $45 Contact: Linda 283-5207

March 2017

Card&Game Party

February 15th VALENTINE CARD & GAME PARTY - 10:00am to 3:00pm Tickets - $15 each Saint James City Civic Assoc Start with breakfast, play games (bring one!), have lunch, play some more - silent auction, door prizes! Contact: Pat Johnsen (239) 283-8368

Pickin' in the City

February 5th & 19th - PICKIN' IN THE CITY 2:00 - 4:00 PM St James City Civic Assoc Bring your instruments and join the jam session! Contact: Cindy Bickford 282-9478

Judi Revercomb - wine glasses

February 7th - 1:00 to 4:00PM GOLDEN BRUSH WORKSHOP with Judi Revercomb, decorative artist Discover your inner artist! Paint two wine glasses with "under the sea theme" - Materials provided.  Cost $25. Call Linda at 283-5207 to register.

MOTI Rummage Sale / Art Exhibit

February 11th - 8:00AM to Noon MUSEUM OF THE ISLANDS (MOTI) Rummage Sale and SJCCA Art Exhibit Big Breakfast 8-10am - Member exhibitor cost 10% of sales , non-members add $10 fee - all artists, crafters, photographers welcome. Contact Shelley 239-910-3203

American Pie

February 12th - 6:00PM AMERICAN PIE REVISITED featuring John Reno singing classics of John Denver, Neil Diamond, Gordan Lightfoot, Harry Chapin, Paul Simon, and more! Tickets - ​$20 Contact: Cindy Bickford 239-282-9478

Photo Club - Africa - the Serengeti

February 13th 7:00 - 8:30pm Slide show and discussion on Africa – the Serengeti, by photo club member Andy Bergsten. Andy will show an extensive slideshow including the Serengeti Plains, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Kenya. Contact:

Deb Zwetsch - Hibiscus

February 21st - 1:00 to 4:00PM GOLDEN BRUSH WORKSHOP with Deborah Zwetsch Find the artist in you! Deborah returns to lead acrylic painting of hibiscus flowers! Materials provided - Cost $35  Call Linda to register at 283-5207

2017 Feb LionsClubRafflePoster

February 18th - 6 - 10PM LIONS CLUB RAFFLE AND AUCTION 7th Annual Fundraiser $50 ticket donation includes buffet meal  Two Auctions - Silent and Live! Money Raffle!  Don't need to be present to win!  Awesome Auction prizes:  Sun Splash tickets, Tampa Aquarium, SW FL Symphony....many more! Call (239) 283-9761

Pickin in City

March 5th & 19th - PICKIN' IN THE CITY 2:00 - 4:00 PM St James City Civic Assoc Bring your instruments and join the jam session! Contact: Cindy Bickford 282-9478

2017 Breastfest T-Shirt

March 4th - 10:00am on the lania - Breastfest T-Shirt distribution. From Our Hearts will be here from 9:00-12:00 to register for the Breastfest Walk on March 11

Spaghetti Dinner

March 14th - 4:00 to 6:00PM SPAGHETTI DINNER - Adults $10 Children 10 and under $5 Music by IDLE SPEED Homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce, fresh roasted veggies, salad, garlic bread and dessert. For tickets call - 973-650-9168 or email

Big Breakfast

March 11th - 7:30 to 10:00am Big Breakfast - $7 includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, toast, coffee - everyone welcome!

2017 Breastfest

March 11th - 7:00am to 4:00pm Breastfest walk starts at 8:30 (registration starts at 7am) and SJCAA is having breakfast that morning at 7:30 to srart your day! Then, music is from 10-2 and the Karaoke Fundraising contest finales are from 2-4pm

Golden Brush - Gourds

March 21st - 1:00 to 4:00PM GOLDEN BRUSH WORKSHOP with Barbara Gomes - decorative gourds. Cost is $45 and includes cleaned gourd some materials. See Barbara's artwork at Island Conclave. Call Cynthia Harris 558-8763

Film Reel

March 27th - 7:00-8:30 Photography Club Carol Moyhem demonstrates post processing techniques including Lightroom Contact: Andy Bergsten 617-347-5086

Golden Brush Workshop - Mimi Little

March 28th - 1:00 to 4:00PM GOLDEN BRUSH WORKSHOP with Mimi Little - Acrylics. Mimi exhibits her work at the Wild Child Gallery in Matlacha. Call Linda 283-5207

April 2017

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WATERCOLORS GALA April 2, 2017 3:00-7:00PM Fund raising event held by the Matlacha Civic Association. Live music, live & silent auctions, local island food vendors, beer & wine. Cost is $60 per person and includes food, drink and entertainment. Donations for the auctions are greatly appreciated! All proceeds go to the Matlacha Civic Association's legal fund to keep our water clean and prevent the annexation of Matlacha/Pine Island by the City of Cape Coral. Call (202) 365-5561 for informatio

2017 Apr MCAWaterColors

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Sept 2017



On Thursday, August 31, the parking lot will have spot repairs done to potholes and eroded areas.  Parking is allowed, but please avoid the repaired areas.


On Friday, September 8, the parking lot will be resealed.  For best results, there is NO PARKING from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10.

Oct 2017

Exercise Class Returns

Exercise Class Returns

Our popular Exercise Classes will begin on October 3, 2017 for the upcoming season! Please join us for an exercise class offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Both men and women are encouraged to attend! Contact Jodee Nelson McCollum 239-283-4790 for more information

Happy Islanders Bridge

Happy Islanders Bridge

Happy Islanders Monday Bridge will resume weekly play beginning October 23rd! Please note the starting time has been changed from noon to 12:30pm. All are welcome. Looking forward to seeing everyone!   Barb Covitz 203-470-2254

Your Help Wanted!

Your Help Wanted!

iPad Club -  The iPad Club needs an activity leader to coordinate the meetings and lead the group discussions.  If anyone has ideas for the club to go in a different direction or expand on the content, your input is appreciated!  Email us at: or contact any Board member Euchre - Euchre also needs an activity leader!  Members of the Euchre group - please let us know if one of you can step in to keep it going.  Email us at: or contact any Board member

November 2017 Highlights

November 20th

November 20th

Member Association Meeting & Potluck Dinner Come down to share a dish and catch up with friends! New members - this is a great chance to see what we are all about. After potluck dinner, the Board will update us with news and plans for the coming year. Guest speaker - Charles Sobczak, author (below) We urge all members to stop by - this is your civic center and we value your participation!

Ping Pong - Let's Play!

Ping Pong - Let's Play!

Ping Pong returns on Thursday, November 9th! We will meet each Monday and Thursday at a new start time of 9:00am to 11:30am for the upcoming season! Singles and doubles compete in the small room. Contact Jim Sullivan 239-896-0199 for more information

Friday Night Bridge

Friday Night Bridge

Friday Open Bridge will resume weekly play beginning November 10th! We begin promptly at 7:00pm and play until til about 10:00pm. All are welcome - you don't need a partner. Looking forward to seeing everyone!   Bonnie Love 239-220-0272

Book Club Topic

Book Club Topic

Monday, November 13th at 9:30am The last novel by Ivan Doig, we experience the memorable bus trips and the people encountered by an eleven year old lad. Barb Darling will facilitate the discussion.

Breakfast & Rummage

Breakfast & Rummage

November 18th, 8:00am to noon Enjoy a hot breakfast from 8:00am - 10:00am $7 per person, everyone is welcome! "Rummage" around the books, plants, Christmas items and many other possible finds! 8:00am till noon - something for everyone! Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the SJCCA's screened lanai beginning Nov 1st. Contact: Shelley McManus 239-910-3203 to volunteer or donate!

Charles Sobczak

Charles Sobczak

Guest Speaker! November 20, 2017 7:00 pm Charles Sobczak, author and naturalist, lives and writes on Sanibel Island. The Living Gulf Coast is his eighth book and is a companion book to the 2010 release: Living Sanibel - A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida.

December 2017 Highlights

January 2018

March 2018

March 27th - Tuesday

1:00 - 4:00 pm    $45.00

Golden Brush Workshop

Artist:  Mimi Little

"Florida Cracker Houses"


Guest artist, Mimi Little, returns to lead a workshop at SJCCA, at 4th Avenue and Lemon Street, from 1-4  p.m., on Tuesday, March 27.  Mimi Little works in acrylics and collage and her paintings are abstract in nature with bright color and vigorous brush strokes.  She exhibits locally at Wild Child Gallery in Matlacha.

Cracker houses, the classic old Florida house, have tons of character and stories to tell.  There are many ways to paint buildings. They can be architecturally correct, whimsical or can suggest the essence of the location. 

Composition, color and texture will be explored and styles demonstrated as those attending learn to keep their paintings as loose as possible.

If you’d like to research Cracker Houses on your own, please bring photos for reference.  Artist will provide sample pictures as well


Paint , paper and canvas will be provided.  If you have your own paint and brushes, please bring them!

For information and to register, call Linda Selleck at 239-283-5207

March 28th - Tuesday

7:00 - 8:30 pm   

"A Land Remembered" -  Patrick D. Smith

Few if any books have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida’s past as has Patrick D. Smith’s A Land Remembered.

Join us for a multimedia show that is a visual storytelling produced and presented by his son, Rick (Patrick, Jr.), a professional media producer. Rick has created over 50 video clips, special visual and sound effects, music and more to bring his presentation to life. It has been shown over 230 times in venues all over Florida, and on March 28 it is coming to the St. James Civic Center.

For tickets contact:  Barb Covitz  203-470-2254

Admission is $20  Light refreshments and reception at 7:00 PM, show begins at 7:30. 

Annie Wenz Concert

Annie Wenz Concert

January 6th Saturday 4:00 - 6:00PM Benefit Concert Proceeds from the Donations benefit the Friends of the Pine Island Library children's programs and books. Materials in the children's section remain at the PI Library, so your donation directly benefits our kids! Outdoor Concert - Bring a chair and enjoy music by a local favorite, Annie Wenz! In case of rain, we will move indoors. Contact: Ellen Ballard 239-980-0701 for more information

Pickin in City

Pickin in City

January 7th - PICKIN' IN THE CITY 2:00 - 4:00 PM St James City Civic Assoc Bring your instruments and join the jam session! Contact: Cindy Bickford 282-9478

Open House

Open House

January 7th - OPEN HOUSE 2:00 - 4:00PM Curious about the SJCCA? Our Acvitity Leaders and volunteers will be here to answer your questions! Check out our facility for your next event, share your idea for a new activity group, or just come by to mingle.



January 7th - 6:00PM UPROOT HOOTENANY Concert - returns for a third year! A HUGE hit - Band members play upright bass, banjo, fiddle and guitar. The music is a combination of bluegrass, folk, country, and original tunes. $20 Call Cindy 239-282-9478

Association Meeting

Association Meeting

January 15th - Association Meeting and Potluck ​ 5:30 - Potluck Supper   Bring your signature main dish, side dish or dessert to share.  Meet & greet old friends and new members! ​ 6:45 - Association Meeting   Our annual Board of Directors election will be held! Please attend and make your vote count!

YOGA with Jaime Boswell

YOGA with Jaime Boswell

January 2018 NEW Yoga instructor! Offering a 10-week series of yoga concentrating in strength, stability and serenity. Jan 11th - free class for the undecided, then weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:45AM Contact: Jaime Boswell 239-851-5351

Breakfast & Rummage

Breakfast & Rummage

January 27th, 8:00am to noon Enjoy a hot breakfast from 8:00am - 10:00am $7 per person, everyone is welcome! "Rummage" around the books, plants, Christmas items and many other possible finds! 8:00am till noon - something for everyone! Donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the SJCCA Contact: Shelley McManus 239-910-3203 to volunteer or donate!

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