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Head To St. Augustine This Weekend for Loads of FUN!

Saturday: January 15
ST. AUGUSTINE’S ORIGINAL CHOCOLATE TOUR
Learn the history of chocolate and chocolate making while sampling truffles, pastries and gooey delights from the finest chocolatiers on this exciting tour presented by Old Town Trolleys. The tours depart from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center located at 27 San Marco Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for this 2-hour tour are $60 per person. The tour includes stops and samples at Raintree Restaurant, Hilton Bayfront Aviles Restaurant, Casa Monica Hotel, Claude’s Chocolates, Peterbrooke’s Chocolates, and St. Augustine’s original chocolatier, Whetstone’s Chocolates. For more information and reservations, call 904.829.3800 or visit www.TrolleyTours.com/st-augustine/tour-chocolate.asp.

AN AFTERNOON WITH NANCY LOPEZ
Be there when LPGA legend Nancy Lopez tours her new exhibit at The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. The exhibit, “Nancy Lopez: Pride Passion & Personality,” features more than 100 pieces of memorabilia from her electric career, including LPGA Championship trophies, her trophy from the inaugural Solheim Cup and even the legendary Ray Cook putter she used to win so many of her 48 LPGA titles. From 4-6 p.m., guests will have an opportunity to tour the museum, see the Lopez exhibit and attend a speaking program with her in the museum’s Shell Hall. Advance tickets to this limited seating event are $25. For tickets and more information, call 904.940.4129 or visit www.z2systems.com/np/clients/wghof/event.jsp?event=14. The Hall of Fame is located in St. Augustine’s World Golf Village, I-95 exit 323.

THE PLATTERS, THE COASTERS, THE DRIFTERS AND THE TEMPTATIONS SALUTE
Experience this exciting musical salute to The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and the Temptations at Fort Menendez located at 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. Performed by Myles Savage, former lead singer for The Platters, and Ira Greig of The Drifters, this salute features the all time classic songs of these immortal groups. The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $40 with a limited time “buy one, get one free offer”. To purchase tickets, CALL Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum at 904.824.8874.

Sunday: January 16
EMMA CONCERT: A FAR CRY
Enjoy an inspiring performance by a 17 -member string ensemble who play without a conductor. Each performer, referred to as a “Crier”, is a virtuoso on his or her instrument. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Samuel Barber, Bela Bartok and Felix Mendelssohn. The program begins at 2 p.m. at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call 904.797.2800 or visit www.emmaconcerts.com.

THE WIVES AND LIVES OF HENRY FLAGLER
Enjoy dinner and a lively production of this theatrical portrayal of the Flagler legacy. Following a specially prepared dinner by the chefs at Raintree Restaurant, this Limelight Theatre production cast of theatre veterans, Margaret Kaler, Dianne Jacoby, Darlene Jacobs, and Robert Gill, take the stage for what promises to be a stellar performance. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95. It all takes place at Raintree Restaurant, located at 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information and tickets, call 904.825.1164

BEGINNER’S BIRDING BOAT TOUR
Presented by St. Augustine Eco Tours, this 90-minute tour focuses on the area’s most common bird residents and their identifying features. Led by an experienced birder, the tour will also include birds visiting on a seasonal basis. The cost of the tour is $35 per person. Departure times determined by local tide conditions. For more details and reservations, call 904.377.7245.

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, and the Spanish Military Hospital 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 Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios 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.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1.800.653.2489.

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