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Wild Weekend in St. Augustine

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: October 21, 22, 23

LES LIAISIONS DANGEREUSE

Enjoy a performance of Christopher Hampton’s dramatic adaptation from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. A classic drama, this play explores decadent sexuality, morals and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results. This production is for mature audiences. Tickets are $15. Flagler College Auditorium is located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, visit http://www.flagler.edu/calendars/Events/Events/summary/10/2011.

 

 A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM  Enjoy this classic production at the Limelight Theatre. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this family-friendly musical comedy tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. Show times through October 23 are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and active military. The Limelight Theater is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.Limelight-Theatre.org

EXPCON AT WORLD GOLF VILLAGE

Celebrate your love for video games, Japanese animation and comics at this huge event. Three full days of speakers, presentations, programs and more will be open to fans of all ages. There will even be a special game room for attendees. EXPCON takes place at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village in St. Augustine. Admission and program participation ranges from $35 to $100. For more information visit www.expcon.org .

 

GOLD CITY HISTORY TOURS

Ride in comfort and style with just seven other passengers on an all- electric shuttle bus while enjoying a narrated tour of the sites of St. Augustine. This tour goes where others can’t and is personalized to allow stops whenever requested. St. Augustine Gold Tours operate from the Old Drug Store car park on Orange Street. Tours are $15, children six and over $10. Special party bookings are also available by reservation. For more information, call 904.325.0547 or go to www.staugustinegoldtours.com

 

Friday, Saturday, October 21, 22

FLORIDA‘S HAUNTED TRAILS

Experience a hauntingly fun evening with the entire family at the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast. Activities include a haunted house, storytelling, magic shows, a haunted farm, wagon rides, carnival games and a headless horseman. It all takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $8, children under 5 are free. Florida Agricultural Museum is located at the corner of Old Kings Road and US 1 in Palm Coast. For more information, call 386.446.7630, or visit www.MyAgMuseum.com.

Saturday, Sunday:  October 22, 23

MARVELS OF THE MARSH KAYAK TRIP

Experience amazing salt marshes with unique birds and possible sightings of dolphins, manatees & sea turtles on this 10 a.m. -noon kayak trip with St. Augustine Eco Tours!.  New & experienced paddlers welcome!  Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at 904-377-7245 or visit www.staugustineecotours.com to learn more.

 

Saturday, October 22

LOW TIDE BIKE RIDE AT ANASTASIA STATE PARK

Get a great cardio workout on one of the most awesome beaches in Florida. The 9 a.m. ride is a 3 ½ mile loop and includes an ecology talk at the point of Conch Island. Bring at least one pint of water, bicycle, snack, binoculars, and sunscreen. Bike rentals will be available. Admission to the park is $8 per vehicle, up to 8 people, $4 for single occupant admission, and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. Anastasia State Park is located on A1A on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. For more information, call904.461.2035, or visit www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia.

 

MARINELAND KAYAKING

Fun, conservation, and education collide with the most unique setting for kayaking in Northeast Florida at the Town of Marineland Marina.  Participants can expect the best in kayaking equipment and professional naturalist guides while paddling throughout thousands of acres of coastal habitat only accessible by kayak- a fantastic escape from the hustle-bustle. This eco-educational experience is made possible through partnerships between Ripple Effect Ecotours, the Marineland Dolphin Adventure, and UF’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience.  $55 per person includes free tickets to the Marineland Dolphin Adventure!  Call (904)347-1565 or reserve online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com
LEGENDS ON THE GREEN

Enjoy an elegant show of British cars presented by the Jaguar Car Club of North Florida. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., cars will be displayed along the Walk of Champions located outside the World Golf Hall of Fame at World Golf Village. Admission is free. The Legends on the Green is open to all classic, contemporary and exotic British cars. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located miles north of historic St. Augustine off Interstate-95 at exit 323, International Golf Parkway. For more information, visitwww.WorldGolfHallofFame.org

 

Sunday, October 23

DATIL PEPPER FESTIVAL

Come learn about the spicy little pepper that is a great part of St. Augustine’s epicurean history. Taste local dishes and purchase pepper products along with plants and garden décor. The fun all takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Dr. For more information call 904.209.0430.

 

Entertainment

Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD

  Hacksaw Ridge DVD Review by Kam Williams Best Picture Nominated WWII Biopic Arriving on DVD     Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist. Devoutly religious, he followed his faith's literal interpretation  of the 10 Commandments, including the 5th's dictate that "Thou shalt not kill." So, when he rushed to enlisted in the Army right after the Japanese sneak … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Trump and Traditions of the Founders

  Trump and Traditions of the Founders By Ezrah Aharone Maybe I should watch more CNN or MSNBC to be convinced since most Black people seemingly regard Donald Trump as some sort of abrupt political mutation who violates America’s traditions. What I see in Trump is “America’s traditional reflection in the mirror.” I see the exact same hardline and hostile government that the founders deliberately engineered with deep political and racial … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Skeeter Recognized Again for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

  Skeeter Recognized Again for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction    Skeeter, a leader in performance fishing boats, announced today from the Miami International Boat Show® that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has again recognized Skeeter with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Freshwater Fiberglass Outboard Boat category. This year’s award is the fifteenth consecutive for Skeeter, an … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism

  Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism by Amy Lignor   There are some people waking up this morning completely stunned. Why? Because they shut the Super Bowl off after the third quarter. They knew what was “going to happen” and had to go to work today, so why bother staying up and watching the rest of what was going to be an obvious blow-out? Besides, they had been given some memorable commercials, a great country western singer ushering … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Mobile Phone Forecast: Is Saturation of the Market in Sight?

  Mobile Phone Forecast: Is Saturation of the Market in Sight? by Amy Lignor   It is a fact that when people say no matter where they look – whether it be while walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, driving in their cars, shopping at the grocery store – it seems that everyone on the planet is holding a phone to their ear, or staring down at the screen in order to text, get information, search online, or watch Facebook and Twitter … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation!

  It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation! by Amy Lignor   Putting the “pennies in the piggy bank” is something everyone in this world does (or wants to do) on a daily basis. But NOW is the time to take those “extra” pennies and purchase that great piggy bank that’s perhaps wearing some sunglasses, a colorful hat, some swim trunks…anything that makes that new piggy remind you of the one thing you want to do all year long – go on the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]