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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

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Books

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Art

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Real Estate

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Lifestyle

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Outdoors

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Sports

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Business

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Travel

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Green Living

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