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A Great Weekend in St Augustine

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          September 19, 2012
Friday: September 21
Jethro Tull at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Thick as a Brick in its entirety performed by Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull (the first time since 1972), plus cuts from their latest release, Thick as a Brick 2. The show takes place at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1640 A A1A in St. Augustine. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $29.50 to $69.50. StAugAmphitheatre.com.

Friday and Saturday: September 21 & 22
GTM NERR Celebrates National Estuaries Day

Beginning Friday evening with the screening of film-maker Emily Dricscoll’s new documentary “Shell Shocked” at 5 p.m. in the Gamache-Koger Theater at Flagler College in historic St. Augustine and continuing Saturday with a day of fun and educational activities from 10a.m. to 3 p.m. at the GTM Research Reserve, located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about life in Florida’s estuaries through hands-on activities, lectures and demonstrations.   All events are free and open to the public.      904-823-4500     GTMNERR.org

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: September 21 – 23
Children’s International Film Festival

A kaleidoscopic collection of the absolute best multi-cultural films from around the world that will encourage children to explore cultures, language studies, creative arts, social studies, history, literature and more. Family Premier Night is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for family of 4. Film showings are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Film ticket prices vary. It all takes place at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 ccpvb.org

Saturday: September 22
Endless Summer Run 10K XC And 5K Walk

This 10k (6.2 mile) run through Anastasia State Park’s beautiful beach, hammock, and saltmarsh. The 5k beach walk starts and ends on Anastasia State Park’s most beautiful beach. The fun begins at 7:30 a.m. Anastasia State Park is located at 1340 Florida A1A. Registration is $25. 904-461-2035

 

Sandy Forsyth Memorial Surf Contest

Aqua East Surf Shop will sponsor this surf contest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. along the beach just north of the St. Johns County Beach Pier, 350 A1A Bach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach. For details, call

904-246-2550, ext. 110.

 

North Florida Folk Fest

A full day of concerts featuring 15 local and touring folk acts on four stages and a special honor to the “dean of Florida folk music”, Frank Thomas. It all takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Florida Agricultural Museum, located off I-95 Exit 298 at 7900 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast. Admission is $15 per person. myagmuseum.com

 

The Mariners Ball

A Costumed Ball celebrating 450 years of Maritime History in St Augustine Florida, Set in the magical grounds of the incredible Fort Menendez, located at 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. There will be Scavenger Hunt, live music and plenty of food and drink. Tickets are $40 per person.TheMarinersBall.com  904-823-9852

 

Blondie and Devo Concert at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Classic rock hall of famers Blondie and Devo will perform live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22nd. Ticket prices are $31.50 to $122.00 each.

904-209-3751. StAugAmphitheatre.com

Local Resident Specials

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden SchoolhouseSpanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are freeto everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug StoreFort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).

NEW:  St. Johns County residents who purchase full-price admisssion to the St. Augustine Lighthouse ($9.50 adults; $7.50 seniors and children 12 and under; free for children under 44 inches in height) can now receive a pass good for free admission for an entire year!  The Lighthouse is now open until 6 p.m. on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Also, on the first Monday of each month, St. Johns County residents are admitted free to the Dow Museum of Historic Houses, 246 St. George Street, St. Augustine.

 

NEW: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID now receive FREE admission to the Oldest House in St. Augustine.

Entertainment

Spectacular Disaster Flick Depicts Real-Life Events Surrounding BP Oil Spill

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Books

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

More Than a Score

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Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights

  Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE XS Series Bow Sights By Brad Fenson As an avid bowhunter, I’m always looking for a sight to not only help me acquire a target accurately and quickly but provide adjustability while being lightweight. It might be a lot to ask for but with a wide array of hunting situations, you have to be selective in your equipment to ensure you are always successful in the long run. The Apex Gear ACCU•STRIKE™ XS was … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

There Are Superheroes Among Us

  There Are Superheroes Among Us by Amy Lignor   This story truly proves that a superhero does not require a cape, tights, or the ability to fly. In a world where all headlines seem to be centered around who shot who, who is being put upon, who’s “getting away with it” – all the way to who is getting divorced and who may or may not be kneeling at NFL games – negative stories seem to be the only ones covered anymore by the media. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two New York, NY (August 10, 2016) — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two script book, the eighth Harry Potter story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, published in the U.S. and Canada by Scholastic has sold more than 3.3 million copies in North America to date.Scholastic announced a first printing … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

  Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky” by Amy Lignor   Myths and legends, both spooky and surreal, are becoming the subject of many books and newspaper articles lately. And the location of many, oddly enough, happen to be in the Southwest. It used to be that a nice white sandy beach was the one place we yearned to go on vacation to get away from it all. Now, however, people are searching for places to travel where legends still exist, and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Doing Our Part

  Doing Our Part by Amy Lignor   There are books being published as of late – wonderful books telling the stories of amazing wildlife rescues, as well as neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. that have taken on projects to save the wildlife in their own surrounding areas.   We always talk about these “success stories,” yet never actually give information on exactly how these “problems” turned into “victories.” … [Read More its Good for You...]