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St Augustine Events for January 13 – 19 2014

 

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January 13, 2014
Monday – Sunday : January 13 -19
Nights of Lights – Selected by National Geographic Traveler in 2011 and 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city through February 2. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. www.NightsofLights.com
 

Historic Spanish Ships in St. Augustine –

 
 

Portrait & Figure Show –

Monday – Thursday:  January 13 – 19
‘Playbook’ Art Exhibit at space:eight Gallery  –  Through January 30th, space:eight will host ‘Playbook,’ an exhibition of new works by Roswell, GA, artist George Long and Brooklyn artist Mario Schambon.  The new series of works is pulled and pushed from a very diverse set of feelings and adventures fueled by desires, hunger and thirst.  space:eight Gallery is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  After hours by appointment.  228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838
The Hobbit:  The Desolation of Smaug at the IMAX Theater – The Hobbit trilogy continues at The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Friday:  January 13 – 20
Celebrate Art 2014:  7th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts the 7th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition.  Admission to the gallery is free and open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday:  January 14
Civil Disobedience Lecture – As part of its Community Lecture Series titled “The Rights Revolution: Civil Rights, Human Rights and Beyond,” Flagler College assistant professor Brenda Kauffman discusses how outstanding individuals have used civil disobedience to inspire profound and fundamental changes to policies and norms that allow for injustices to persist.  Admission is $5 to the 10 a.m.lecture in the Flagler Room.  A coffee and pastry reception will follow.  Reservations required. 74 King Street, St. Augustine. 904-819-6282 www.flagler.edu/our-community
“Theater of the Mind: Storytelling” – The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine present Theater of the Mind: Storytelling at 7:30 p.m. at the Limelight Studio Theatre.  “Swamp Cabbage Chronicles” features small lies, tall tales and other truths performed by popular tellers Wayne & Jane Sims, The Storytelling Sims. General admission is $10; group rates are available.  11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.
Wednesday:  January 15
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.com
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine – the top of the Lighthouse! This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members.  Advance ticket purchase required. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine.
Wednesday – Saturday:  January 15 – 18
The C.B. Smith Show – Direct from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Smith Family has been entertaining families for years with their amazing variety show steeped in Southern culture and music.  This award-winning show, featuring the Man of a Thousand Voices, comes to St. Augustine on select dates. See Charlie Bob Smith perform his high-energy, laugh-filled show at 7 p.m.  Wednesday – Saturday nights through April 12.  The show takes place at the National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine. 877-284-8457 www.smithfamilytheater.com
Thursday:  January 16
Tab Benoit Concert – Three-time Grammy nominee and five-time winner of the Blues Music Awards “Best Contemporary Male Artist,” Tab Benoit performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Show begins at 8 (doors open at 7).  Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Continuity and Change in Southern Religion – Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook, Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford, presents “Continuity and Change in Southern Religion”  at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Ponce Hall. The lecture is part of the speaker series Race and the American South: St. Augustine in Context, presented by the Flagler College Ideas and Images program marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The lecture is free and open to the public. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6282www.flagler.edu/our-community
Thursday – Sunday:  January 16 – 19
St. Augustine Film Festival – The 4th Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival features more than 20 films from around the world including France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Kenya, Laos, Israel, Belgium, Paraguay Puerto Rico and USA.  Films will be shown at Lewis Auditorium, Gamache-Koger Theatre and Epic Theatres.  The Thursday Opening Night Party takes place at The Lightner Museum. Friday evening features a Lifetime Achievement Award to actor Keir Dullea (DAVID & LISA, 2001: SPACE ODYSSEY).  Film tickets are $8 General Admission, $6 Seniors & Students.  Opening Night Party is $25.  Other parties are $15.  A FAST Pass good for all films and parties is $55.  For complete details visit www.FLIFF.com
Humana Challenge Weekend Honoring Bob Hope – Enjoy the World Golf Hall of Fame’s “Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory” exhibit while watching the Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, in the Bob Hope Theater.  Plus, there will be a scavenger hunt with a Humana Challenge Prize Pack going to the winner.  Active and retired military receive free admission to this event and St. Johns County residence receive 30% off admission.  Admission to the Hall of Fame is $19.50 adults; $18.50 seniors; $10 for students age 13 and over ; and $5 for children ages 5-12.   One World Golf Place, (off I-95 exit 323) St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Friday: January 17
“Creatures of the Night Series” at Faver-Dykes State Park – From 5 – 6 p.m., Faver-Dykes State Park hosts a Luna Moth Program as part of their “Creatures of the Night Series.”  The program starts with a half-mile informative hike through luna moth habitat.  Participants design their own luna moth mask to take home.  Meet at the campfire circle between sites 14 and 16 in the campground.  The program is included in admission ($5 per vehicle up to 8 people, $4 for single occupancy, or $2 per person on bicycle) to the park located at 1000 Faver-Dykes Road, St. Augustine.  904-794-0997www.floridastateparks.org/faverdykes
Friday – Sunday: January 17 – 19
Elizabeth Mowry Pastel Painting Workshop – The St. Augustine Art Association hosts internationally-acclaimed pastel artist Elizabeth Mowry for an intensive three-day studio workshop.  The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and will focus on creating evocative landscape compositions using natural landscape components.  Registration is $495 ($475/StAAA members) and includes lunch Friday and Saturday.  22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
Saturday:  January 18
Old City Farmer’s Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre,  Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733
 
Nocatee Farmer’s Market – Featuring more than 70 vendors, Nocatee Farmer’s Market takes place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra.  www.nocatee.com
 
Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach – Join GTM Research Reserve Docents from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach.  Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts.  This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy.  There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee.  1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com
Photography Challenge Event – Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.  Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers will select the winning photo which will then be displayed at the VIC kiosk and the park’s gift shop.  There is no cost to compete.  Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist.  6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 609-247-8146; e-mailwashingtonoaksphotoentry@gmail.comwww.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
Finding the Way to Freedom in Spanish Florida – Fort Mose hosts Peter Cowdrey, historian and authority on navigation, surveying and mapmaking.  He will describe how slaves fleeing the Carolinas used their knowledge of the land and position of the stars and sun to help guide them to freedom in Spanish Florida.  The program is free and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
 
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.  Tours are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine.www.tolomatocemetery.com
 
Old Florida Museum presents “Two Piano Splendor” – Pianists Margy Barber & Dan Shorb entertain on Two Grand Pianos at 5 p.m. at Fort Menendez at The Old Florida Museum.  Tickets are $20 for Adults; Students/Seniors are $15.  259 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine.  904-824-8874www.fortmenendez.com
Torchlight Tours at Fort Matanzas National Monument – Spanish re-enactors conduct spectacular nighttime firings of two six-pounder reproduction cannons.  Tours will depart the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center dock at 6, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available beginning January 13th only at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center. The cost is $7 per person; free for children age 3 and younger.  8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma
Marcia Ball Concert – Singer/pianist Marcia Ball performs  No Depression described as “a little rock, a lot of roll, a pinch of rhythm and a handful of blues” at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.  Her exquisite piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin’s deep songwriting traditions.  The concert starts at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.)  Tickets are $50 first six rows and $40 all remaining rows.  1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399www.pvconcerthall.com
Sunday: January 19
Discover First America Program – Let Freedom Ring! –  This program is brought to the St. Augustine community on the eve of the opening of the 450th Commemoration signature exhibition titled Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience. Persons who witnessed and experienced the landmark events that occurred in St. Augustine during the 1960s present rememberances. Also, Florida Memorial College alumni recount their important role in the Civil Rights Movement. The evening concludes with a gospel choir performance. This program is sponsored by the St. Augustine New World Center Foundation, Inc.  Held in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, admission to the program is free.  St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees. 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine www.Staugustine-450.com

EMMA Concert:  Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee – Four Hand Piano – Ran Dank, Israeli Conservatory of Music, and Soyeon Kate Le, Korean-American pianist, will perform at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $30. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800www.emmaconcerts.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 Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, thePena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.

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