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St Augustine Events of the Week, August 26, 2013

 

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EVENTS THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND       August 26, 2013
Monday – Monday: August 26 – September 2
Ordinary People – This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine’s first colonists. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com
Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at the IMAX Theater – Two thrilling films, one GIANT experience – Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D! Purchase any full-priced ticket to one documentary and get the second for only $1. Check the website for the daily show schedule at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit – Artist Donny Miller’s Ignorance is a Choice exhibit on display at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery. Donny’s unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com 
Monday – Saturday: August 26 – 31
 4TH Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit – This stunning exhibition features landscapes, floral, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, 11 Marine Street, is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 904-824-2310www.staaa.org
Monday – Friday: August 26 – 30
Gallery Exhibition at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach– The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, hosts an exhibition of the works of Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell titled Raw Umber. Also on exhibit, the Art of Ballet. Admission is free. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday. 904-280-0614  www.ccpvb.org
Monday: August 26
The Belle of Amherst – This one-woman play is based on the writings of Emily Dickinson and stars Sinda Nichols in her performance of “The Belle of Amherst”. Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $45 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine.
Wednesday:  August 28
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com

Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Big Lonesomeplaying southern blues takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Gypsy Cab will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org
Thursday: August 29
Concerts in the Plaza – Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit and enjoy a free live concert with Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards  from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King St. 904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Friday – Monday: August 30 – September 2
Patriot Golf Days at the Hall of Fame – The World Golf Hall of Fame joins with PGA of America in support of the 7th Annual Patriot Golf Days to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Hall of Fame will match visitor donations made to the foundation. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at One World Golf Place, at I-95 Exit 323, St. Augustine. Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. 904-940-4123 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Friday and Saturday: August 30 & 31
Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street. Performing on the Colonial Quarter’s stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com
Saturday: August 31
Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.
Geocaching Program at Washington Oaks State Park –  Park Service Specialist Melissa Clauson presents a fascinating program on geocaching and then takes participants on an expedition to locate geo caches throughout the park.  Participants will need to bring their own GPS or Cell Phone to this program. Cell phone users will need to download the Florida State Park Pocket Ranger App. The program take place from 10 – 11 a.m. Reservations are required. Washington Oaks State Park is located at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd, Palm Coast386-446-6763 www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
Friends of Anastasia State Park Dogs and Jam –  The Friends of Anastasia host an early Labor Day celebration called Dogs and Jam right outside of Island Beach Grill in the Park.From 6-9 p.m., enjoy free, freshly grilled hot dogs with all the fixings and jam out to the music. Dogs are free; drinks are a $1 donation. Anastasia State Park is located at
1340 A A1A South, St. Augustine.  904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour– St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine’s historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com
Uptown Saturday Night – From 5 – 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shop on St. Augustine’s San Marco Ave. between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Diosprovides FREE PARKING. 904-823-9263.
Monday: September 2
Labor Day Concert in the Plaza – Enjoy a free live concert with The St. Augustine Jazz Society as they present the final Plaza Concert of the season in St. Augustine’s historicPlaza de la Constitucion. From 1 to 3 p.m. E.T. Swings The Thing featuring Lorri Gill, vocalist will be on stage. Then from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., The Company, one of North Florida’s top music groups will perform. Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating.
904-825-1004 www.plazaconcerts.com
Labor Day Eco Tour!  – Step off land and onto St. Augustine Eco Tour’s stable research boat for a cruise at safe and steady speeds that allow the best of both worlds–wildlife sightings and a great breeze!   A highlight of this trip may include marine mammal sightings by resident dolphins or manatees. Tickets are $40/adults. Tour times are throughout the day. St. Augustine Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez . St. Augustine 904-377-7245www.staugustineecotours.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), theXimenez-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, the Pena-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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