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Mother’s Day Weekend in St. Augustine: Things to do with MOM

Friday: May 6
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries. Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk. Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

GLOBAL LATITUDES AT ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION
Enjoy this juried art show of works that have an artistic spin from around the world. The opening takes place at 7 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk and the exhibit will be on display through May 29. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine is open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 904.824.2310 or visit www.staaa.org.

ANASTASIA STATE PARK CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS
Sit around the campfire and enjoy a natural/cultural program about the park’s environment. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Anastasia State Park is located on A1A on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine. Admission to the park is $8 per vehicle up to 8 people, and $2 per additional passengers. Pedestrian and bicyclist admission is $2. For more information, call 904.461.2033 or visit http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia.

Saturday: May 7
TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC

THE PLAYERS Foundation and the Tim Tebow Foundation have joined forces to host a Celebrity tournament to benefit Tim Tebow Foundation and The First Tee. Celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment will compete in a shotgun start golf tournament on Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 2:30 p.m. Among the celebrities expected to be in attendance are NFL running back Adrian Peterson, former University of Florida head football coach Urban Meyer, former NFL head coach and current ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden, current University of Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp, ESPN personalities Scott Van Pelt and Kirk Herbstreit and host of the NFL RedZone, Scott Hanson. Tickets are only $12.50. For more information, visit http://www.timtebowfoundation.org.

HASTINGS POTATO AND CABBAGE FESTIVAL
Come help celebrate this year’s harvest season as this annual event returns to St. Johns County. Known as the Potato Capital of Florida, the town of Hastings will host a fun-filled day with entertainment of all kinds, kids’ activities, art and history exhibits and a Farmer’s Market. It all takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hastings Recreational Field, 150 Main Street off SR 207 Admission is free. For more information, call 904.471.0909, or email rotaryclubhastings@gmail.com.

ORCHIDS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Get Mom a beautiful orchid, be entertained and support a great cause at this fundraiser conducted by the Junior Service League to benefit the Bailey Family Center for Caring of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. A vast assortment of blooming award-winning orchids will be made available through a silent auction from 10 a.m.-noon at the Yacht Club, 442 Ocean Vista Avenue (Lighthouse Park), St. Augustine. Orchid experts will be on hand to offer advice on the care and growing of orchids, light hors d’oeuvres will be served and the band Mood will perform. Admission is free.

Saturday and Sunday: May 7-8
SAWGRASS VILLAGE ART FESTIVAL

Come explore and shop for the perfect work of art at one of the South’s most exciting art shows at the Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach. The festival features works of art in watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawings, clay, photography, wood, glass, fiber, graphics, metal, jewelry, paper and mixed media fine arts, great food, fun and children’s activities. The Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Sawgrass Village is located at 1300 Sawgrass Village Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information call 904.509.9234

Sunday: May 8
MUSIC FOR MARLEE

Celebrate Mother’s Day with seaside music from four live bands, beverages, hot dogs, raffle, silent auction and much more – all for a good cause. Music for Marlee and Friends is sponsored by Haven Horse Ranch and raises funds for local children affected by autism and epilepsy. The event is from noon to 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier. Admission is free. For more information, call 904.813.5710.

FAMILY FUN AT BIRD ISLAND
Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment on the second Sunday of each month at Bird Island Park in Ponte Vedra Beach. This Sunday, the Ponte Vedra High School Drama Troupe, under the direction of Randall Adkison, will perform “School of Rock,” a musical stage adaptation of the movie. The program begins at 2 p.m. Parking and admission are free; seating is open; hats and sunwear are recommended. Bird Island Park is located at 101 Library Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call 904.471.9980.

ST. AUGUSTINE COMMUNITY BALLET: PETER AND THE WOLF
Enjoy a Mother’s Day performance of this splendid tale performed by more than 35 of the area’s finest ballet dancers. Set to music by Sergei Prokofiev and directed by Luis Abella, Peter and the Wolf is a story of a young boy and his animal friends as they come face to face with a dangerous wolf. This St. Augustine Community Ballet performance takes place at 2 p.m. at the Kirk Memorial Auditorium located on the beautiful campus of The Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 207 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. General admission is $20, $15 for Mothers attended by a regular ticket holder, and $15 for children under 15. For more information, call 904.810.5670 or visit www.saintaugustinecommunityballet.com

MOTHER’S DAY DOO-WOP MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Treat Mom to an exciting musical salute to The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and the Temptations at Fort Menendez at the Old Florida Museum. Performed by Myles Savage, former lead singer from The Platters, this special Mothers Day performance features the all-time classic songs of these immortal groups. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Free flowers for the first 50 Moms! Tickets are $40 (limited time, buy one-get one free!) Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum at 904-824-8874 or visit www.oldfloridamuseum.com for more information. Fort Menendez is located at 259 San Marco Avenue St Augustine, Florida.

NOTE:St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Lightner 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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