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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

Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance

  A United Kingdom Film Review by Kam Williams Historical Drama Recounts Scandalous Interracial Romance Upon the untimely death of his father, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) was crowned the King of Bechuanaland at the tender age of 4. But his Uncle Tshekedi (Vusi Kunene) assumed the reins of power until the heir apparent could complete his education. While studying law in Great Britain, Seretse fell in love at first sight with Ruth … [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

The Perfect Roasted Duck

  The Perfect Roasted Duck by Amy Lignor   The hunt, itself, is a memory that lasts a good long time. But for those who do not wish to head to the taxidermist, a recipe to create a mouth-watering meal is another path to consider. Some will say that a perfect, whole roasted duck is more like a creative idea than an actual fact. Yes, it is true that a combination of crispy skin, tender meat and just enough fat to make a perfect … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Looking Forward to the NFL’s “Top” Free Agents

  Looking Forward to the NFL’s “Top” Free Agents by Amy Lignor   Now that the Patriots have (once again) walked away with the Super Bowl title, it is time that the NFL teams focus on the draft and what free agents they need to most definitely keep on their roster. The Pittsburgh Steelers always seem to be on all the “experts” lists to make it to the end and finally get back to the Super Bowl’s main stage. Unfortunately, the Steelers can’t … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Business Industries to Explore in 2017

  Business Industries to Explore in 2017 by Amy Lignor   It’s no surprise that with the popular TV show “Shark Tank” taking over the headlines, promoting small businesses and giving people the chance to ‘make it big,’ that the industry researchers have gotten together a list of the very best opportunities when it comes to starting up companies in 2017. The profits are there, in some categories, just waiting to be made, and most do … [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...]