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Happenings This Weekend in St Augustine, Ponte Vedra

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          August 22, 2012
Saturday: August 25
Walk on the Wild Side at Anastasia State Park

A 2.5 mile Ranger-led walk that starts at 9 a.m. is a leisurely stroll through the Maritime Hammock, marsh, dunes and shore line at Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A, St. Augustine. Participation is free with paid park admission. For more information, call 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 Dolphin Adventure! Tour starts at 9 a.m. at 101 Tolstoy Lane in St. Augustine, directly across the street from Marineland. 904-347-1965.  www.rippleeffectecotours.com

 

6th Annual Papa Jim Dinghy Regatta

A family fun SPAR Sailing event In memory of lifelong St. Augustine sailor Jim Hartley that benefits SPARS Youth Sailing Programs. All ages and all classes of boats welcome! The Captain’s meeting is at 3 p.m. and the race starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on Salt Run at Anastasia State Park on A1A in St. Augustine. An oyster roast and pot luck follows. Entry fee is by donation. www.SparsSailing.org

 

Mark Allen Performs at the Pioneer Barn

Comedian/magician Mark Allen performs at the Fort Matanzas Pioneer Barn, located at 259 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine. The show is rated “G” and starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. 904-824-8874.

 

Uptown Saturday Night

Live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more from 5 to 9 p.m. at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios.  Free parking at the Mission Nombre de Dios, 27 Ocean Avenue. 904.823.9263.
Nickelodeon’s Fresh Beat Band Concert

Preschoolers can sing and dance along as they help Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist solve everyday challenges at this live performance. The show will take place at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre located at 1340 C A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50. For more information, visit www.StAugAmphitheatre.com

 

 

Saturday & Sunday: August 25-26
Dolphin Boat Trip  

See dolphins in their natural habitat by joining the Naturalists of St. Augustine Eco Tours on a 1.5-hour boat ride. This 12-mile voyage features dolphins – you might even get to hear the sounds they make – and other amazing sights including shorebirds, salt marsh habitats, and more! Special rate: $35/adults and $30/kids ages 3-12. Call 904-377-7245 to make reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com  to learn more.

 

Sunday: August 26
Shaken, Not Stirred, James Bond 50th Anniversary Party

The Tini Martini Bar at Casablanca Inn will host a James Bond 50th Anniversary Party. Watch Bond movies, mingle on the verandah, sip signature ‘Bond’ martinis, dine on complimentary hors d’oeuvres and consider wearing a Bond costume that might win first prize – a weekend at the Casablanca Inn! Shaken Not Stirred takes place from 5 p.m. at the Casablanca Inn, 24 Avenida Menendez in St. Augustine. Admission is free. 904-829-0928 www.CasablancaInn.com

 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Concert:

Young blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 in advance and $40 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. 904-209-0367. www.pvconcerthall.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.

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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