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Happening in St Augustine & Ponte Vedra This Weekend

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          August 8, 2012
Friday – Sunday: August 10, 11, 12
PGA Championship at World Golf Hall of Fame

Learn about golfers who have won the PGA Championship, as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame located at 21 World Golf Place in St. Augustine. There will also be a photo opportunity with the Wanamaker Trophy Thursday – Sunday. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week during business hours. All South Carolina residents and PGA Professionals receive free admission with ID. http://www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org 904-940-4123
 

Swamp Hattie’s Lair at Worley Faver Gallery

Entertain the children this weekend with a visit to Swamp Hattie’s Lair at Worley Faver Gallery, 11-A Aviles Street in St. Augustine. A literary critic recently wrote: “Now that there are no more new Harry Potter books on the horizon, Swamp Hattie can provide you with your supernatural fix. Dennis’ books have elements of The Lord of the Rings and the original Star Wars movies, and, like both of those trilogies, the second Swamp Hattie book concludes with a dark cliffhanger… every single line of these books rhymes with another line, and that’s no small feat. With Chris Armstrong’s vivid and intricate illustrations, these books are the sort that you’ll want to pass along to your grandchildren.”  Weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 904-304-2310

Saturday: August 11
GTM Research Reserve 2nd Saturday Trail Hike

A GTM Research Reserve staff and/or volunteer-led 1.5 mile walk that the entire family will enjoy. Meet at the Trailhead Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com  904-823-4500

Sunday: August 12
PACT Triathlon

Triathlon in support of PACT Prevention. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South, St. Augustine. http://www.PactPrevention.org

 

Birding for Kids

Anastasia State Park invites families with children ages 8-12 to participate in a free kid’s birding class from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The program will begin with an outdoor classroom session on how to identify birds, followed by a scavenger hunt to find a list of target birds in the park. Must pay regular park admission of $8 per vehicle to participate. Anastasia State Park is located at 1030 A A1A S in St. Augustine. http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia  904-461-2033

 

Marineland Guided Kayaking Ecotour

All levels of experience are welcome on this guided kayaking adventure through the peaceful estuary of Marineland. Cost is $55/adults, $45/children 15 and younger. Price includes free general admission to Marineland Dolphine Adventure! Tour starts at 9 a.m. at 101 Tolstoy Lane in St. Augustine, directly across the street from Marineland. http://www.rippleeffectecotours.com  904-347-1965

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.

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

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