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Dance Your Way Into The Good Ol’ Days

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: January 8-10

LIMELIGHT THEATRE: BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Enjoy this exciting musical that mixes laughter and a little bit of spice at the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theatre. When conservative sensibilities meet the ladies of the Chicken Ranch, feathers are going to fly. Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Road in St. Augustine. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. matinees only through January 17. Tickets are $25 adults, $22 Seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

Friday and Saturday: January 8-9

HOLLY JOLLY MUSICAL TROLLEY TOURS

Musical hits from the 1920s through the present add to the fun of Holly Jolly Trolley tours of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights – the perfect salute to 2010! The Holly Jolly Trolley Musical Tour departs the Visitor Information Center at 6 and 7 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening in January. Tickets are $7 adults and $4 children. For more information, call 904.829.3800.

Saturday: January 9

BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE

Experience a performance by the award-winning Buglisi Dance Theatre. Technical excellence and dramatic power best describe the consummate artistry of Buglisi Dance Theatre. The performance begins at 8 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium located at 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit Emma Concerts.

TWELFTH NIGHT BALL

Relive the old tradition of celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany with a costume ball at St. Augustine’s Government House located at the west end of the Plaza de la Constitucion. Participants must be dressed in 18th century costume of any nation, as well as bring one pot luck dish and wine, if so desired. Each attendee should also provide his or her own antique plate and eating utensils. Turkey, ham and punch will be served. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per couple or $15 for an individual. For more information and advance ticket purchase, call 904.794.2507 or email chkdale@comcast.com.

OLD FASHION BARN DANCE

Dance your way into the good ol’ days to the accompaniment of the Jackson Creek and Morse Family Bands, with Roy Moye calling, at the Florida Agricultural Museum. The dancing takes place from 6-9 p.m. and a Mountain Fare meal of steak, beans and taters will be served from 6-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and the meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children. The Florida Agricultural Museum is located at 7900 Old Kings Road just off U.S. 1 approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine (or U.S. 1 one mile south of I-95 exit 298). For details, call 386.446.7630.

FRIENDS OF WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS PLANT SALE

Join the Friends of Washington Oaks for their 2nd Saturday Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of the plants for sale were propagated and grown right there in the park by volunteers. All proceeds benefit the park for enhancement of current and new facilities. Regular park entrance fees apply during the plant sale. For more information, call 386.446.6783, or email Washington Oaks.

NOTE:St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to Government House Museum, the Lightner Museum, the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, the Spanish Military Hospital Museum and the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Peña-Peck House and the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum. (donations are welcomed)…

For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.Getaway4Florida.com or call 1.800.653.2489.

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Sports

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