Friday: January 15
Crafts, games, animal encounters, lunch and lots of fun for children grades K thru 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. $45 per child. For information and reservations, call 904.824.3337 ext. 29.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: January 15-17
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEEKEND EVENTS
Events at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 37 Lovett Street, St. Augustine — Friday at 7 p.m., the film Dare Not Walk Alone- an award-winning documentary about St. Augustine’s role in the civil rights struggles of the early 1960s will be shown. Saturday at 2 p.m.,popular local historian David Nolan will provide the narration for a sightseeing train tour of Freedom Trail markers throughout St. Augustine. The donation is $10 (to benefit ACCORD) and reservations are a must – call Gale Burnick 904.823.9688. Vespers on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.will feature the New Mt. Moriah Christian Ministry Choir and guest speaker retired U.S. Senator and former Presidential candidate George McGovern. Also on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., David Nolan will speak on the topic of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in St. Augustineat the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of St. Augustine on A1A South in St. Augustine Beach.
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 15-16
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.
WILD DREAMS – DISCOVERING HENRY FLAGLER
See Henry Flagler brought to life in this critically-acclaimed performance by Paul Jellinek. In Wild Dreams, Henry Flagler tells the story of his development of St. Augustine as a world class resort destination, his work with John D. Rockefeller, the expansion of his empire to the Keys – even the story of his three marriages. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at the San Marco Theater across from Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in St. Augustine. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 children. For more information, call 904.429.0280.
SHARKS AT IMAX
Premier of the film Sharks on the giant IMAX screen at the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine. Gavin McKinney, the film’s director of photography, will present a fascinating talk about the film on Friday evening and before the Saturday’s 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. showings. A special VIP Dinner and a Movie package is available for Friday’s premier. It includes a buffet dinner, autographed posters, sharks’ teeth, complimentary admission to Marineland, a ticket to the film and much more – the package is $15 for adults; $10 for children. On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., special activities will take place at the theatre including an appearance by Jacksonville Sharks players and cheerleaders. For show times and ticket information, go to www.wgv.com.
Saturday and Sunday: January 16-17
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Renowned photographer Rick Sammon hosts a 4-day (Sat. thru Tues.) digital photography workshop in St. Augustine. Workshops include photographing horses on the beach, cowboys at Haven Horse Ranch, sunrise at the St. Johns Count Pier and much more. For details, go to http://getaway4florida.com/scapes or email Erin Masters at Erin Masters.
Sunday: January 17
TALLAHASSEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra returns to St. Augustine during the 2009-2010 season, celebrating 29 years of wonderful music. This season’s EMMA performance will include, among other works, Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 in d-minor and a flute concerto by W. A. Mozart, with flute soloist Eva Amsler. The Performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium located on Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.
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 PeÃ±a-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.