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August 5th 2013, This Week in St Augustine

 

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       August 5, 2013
Monday – Sunday: August 5 – 11
Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – FINAL WEEK – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting.  The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission is : Adults $5; Seniors $4; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $3; Family of 4 – $15; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free.  The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.daily through August 11.  www.picassoartandarena.com    904-825-1000
4TH Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit – This stunning exhibition features landscapes, floral, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery inSt. Augustine, is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 11 Marine St. 904-824-2310www.staaa.org
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit – Artist Donny Miller’s Ignorance is a Choice exhibit will be on display at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery. Donny’s unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
Monday – Thursday: August 5 – 8
The Last Reef 3D -The makers of Wild Ocean presents an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea. Playing in IMAX 3D at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, 1 World Golf Place at World Golf Village.  Tickets are $8.50 adults, $7.50 for Senior/Military/Student and $6 for children    3 – 12. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Pacific Rim: An IMAX 3D Experience – When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. Playing daily at 4 & 7 p.m. in IMAX 3D at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place in World Golf Village. Tickets are $13 adults, $12 Senior/Military/Student and $10 for Children 3 – 12. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Ancient City Mosaic Exhibit– In its final week! An artistic rendering of America’s first city is presented in 450 works of art – one for each year of St. Augustine’s lengthy history. Created by regional and local artists, this exhibition expresses the rich cultural diversity of St. Augustine. The exhibition is open Monday – Thursday 3 – 6 p.m.  at 24 Cathedral Place.www.ancientcitymosaic.com
Monday – Friday:  August 5 – 9
Gallery Exhibition at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, hosts an exhibition of the works of Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell titled Raw Umber. Admission is free. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday:  August 6
National Night Out at the Beach – Enjoy the 2013 National Night Out at St. Augustine Beach Pier Park and learn crime prevention awareness. There will be plenty of food, drink, exhibitors, child safety education information, law enforcement personnel, bike give-aways, a raffle and more. The National Night Out at the Beach takes place from 6 – 9 p.m. at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free. pricema@sabpd.org
Wednesday:  August 7
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com
Real Florida Kayaking Ecotour – From 9 to 11:30 a.m. experience real Florida nature, the best equipment, and a super fun time with great guides paddling in the southern part of the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger that includes general admission passes to Georgia Aquariums’ Marineland Dolphin Adventure. The tour departs from 101 Tolstoy Lane, Marineland. 904-347-1565www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Backwaters Kayaking Trips from Faver-Dykes State Park – Guided by master naturalists, this kayak tour explores the coastline of Princess Place Preserve and Pellicer Creek — one of the cleanest and most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The tour departs at 9 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55. 1000 Fayer-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565www.RippleEffectEcotours.com
Lightner Museum Curator Tours – Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Lightner Museum, 75 King Street in St. Augustine. $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free.
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 –   Live concert with the band Mid Life Crisisplaying classic rock and roll takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.  Admission is free and local restaurant Sea Oats Cafe will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature is The Great Outdoors.   904-824-1606www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Dinner & a TV Show Fundraiser for St. Johns Cultural Council  – Two episodes from the “Key West” 1993 comedy/drama filled series staring Fisher Stevens, Jennifer Tilly and Denise Crosby will be shown at Gypsy Cab’s Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd. starting at 8 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. There is an $8 donation charge plus cost of food and drink.904-808-7330 www.stjohnsculture.com
Sunset Sail – Set sail aboard a stable 27′ catamaran for an evening sail amid the beautiful waters of the nation’s oldest city. Space is limited. $45 per adult or $250 for a private tour up to 6 people. The sunset sail departs at 6:15 p.m. from St. Augustine Municipal Marina,
Thursday – Sunday:  August 8 – 11
PGA Championships at the World Golf Hall of Fame – Watch the PGA Championships, learn about Hall of Fame members who are PGA Champions, take part in scavenger hunts, get a chance to win a prize pack of tournament merchandise courtesy of PGA of America and get a photo taken with the Hall’s Wanamaker Trophy. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at I-95 Exit 323, St. Augustine. Open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. For this special week, residents of Illinois and PGA professionals will be admitted free. 904-940-4123www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Elysium: The IMAX Experience – The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame will feature ELYSIUM set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. There will be an exclusive airing at10 p.m. Thursday. Check the website for weekend schedule. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Thursday: August 8
The Three Mrs. Flaglers at the Casa Monica – Meet the three wives of Henry Flagler during a dinner theatre show in the Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova Street, St. Augustine. “The Three Mrs. Flaglers” written by and starring local actress Dianne Jacoby as she portray each of his wives — Mary Harkness, Ida Alice Shourds, and Mary Lily Kenan. The dinner, recreated from the 1888 menu on one of St. Augustine’s grand hotels, starts promptly at6:30 p.m. and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $49 per person. 904-810-6810
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with Ancient City Slickers playing big fun music from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating. www.PlazaConcerts.com 904-825-1004
Friday and Saturday: August 9 & 10
Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street. Performing on the Colonial Quarter’s stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com
Friday: August 9
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer.This Friday’s Classic Film, Fried Green Tomatoes, will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606  www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Piercing the Darkness – Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective at The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez,259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.  The doors open at 7 p.m. and curtain rise is at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $15 adults and $12.50 Students.  904-824-8874www.oldfloridamuseum.com
Alabama in Concert – Alabama brings their 40th Anniversary Back to the Bowery Tour to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The performance begins at 7 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets range from $29.50 to $110. 1340 A1A South, 904-471-1965www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday: August 10
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument – From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma
Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South in St. Augustine. Open8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. 904-471-3733
St. Johns River Farmer’s Market – Located at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13, Fruit Cove, the market is open each Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and features local produce, plants, homemade food products, art, crafts and more. Admission is free. 904-209-0333
Second Saturdays GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC).  The EEC is located at 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.  There is a $3.00 parking fee. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
Second Saturday Pup Walk – Bring Fido to be a part of City Walks Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District. This guided tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street. Pets must be leashed, and reservations are recommended.     904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com  
The 3rd Annual Back2School Beach Fest – Keepers of the Coast will host the kick off of the 2013-2014 school year focusing on clean oceans and healthy lifestyles. From 6:45 – 8:15 a.m. Sunrise Yoga on the North Side of the St. Augustine Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Then from 12 – 5 p.m. there will be beach clean up, free surf lessons, kid’s fun run, 5K challenge and ocean safety education. Finish the day at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South from 6 – 10 p.m. with music, food, movies and more fun. The events are free.www.keepersofthecoast.org
2nd Annual Clean Water Music Fest – All-day line-up of incredible local music from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Performances include: SUNBEARS!, Flagship Romance, The Dog Apollo, Chico Lobos Band, The Rubies, Sam Pacetti, Four Families, Oscar Mike, Dalton Cyr, Dudes on the Rug. There will be a food truck court, farmer’s market, and a silent auction. 100% of the proceeds go directly to building fresh-water wells in developing countries without access to safe, clean drinking water. A minimum donation of $10 per ticket. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 mycharitywater.org/CleanWaterMusicFest
Twilight Kayak Trips at Marineland – Experience the Ripple Effect – a natural celebration of the day’s end from the best seat in the house on our glowing “firelly” kayaks. Paddle into the sunset and enter an aquatic landscape that has not changed in thousands of years. Tours depart at 6:30 p.m. and reservations are required. 101 Tolstoy Lane, Town of Marineland Marina 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.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), theXimenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort 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). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.
For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1-800-653-2489.
To submit events to be included on the VCB Events calendar and website, please submit details to FHCeventlist@gmail.com.

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