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St Augustine & Ponte Vedra This Weekend

This Weekend MHead updated 5.20.10
          July 11, 2012
Friday: July 13
All the President’s Men Film Screening

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman star as the two journalists from the Washington Post investigating the Watergate scandal in this 1976 Academy Award winning film. Keeping with the movie’s political theme, St. John’s County Board of Elections will be on-site at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, to assist residents with voter registration. Tickets for this film are $5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7:30 p.m. 904-209-0367. http://www.pvconcerthall.com

Saturday: July 14
GTM Research Reserve 2nd Saturday Trail Hike

A GTM Research Reserve staff and/or volunteer-led 1.5 mile walk that the entire family will enjoy. Meet at the Trailhead Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com

 

“E-Publishing: The Future is Now!” Workshop

A comprehensive 3-hour workshop presenting information by e-publishing professionals. Registration is $75. Workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Gamache-Koger Theatre in Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, 74 King Street. Free continental breakfast included.  http://www.fhbookfest.com

 

Sam Cook Tribute Concert

Patric Robinson will perform chart-topping hits made famous by Sam Cook! The show takes place at the Pioneer Barn in St. Augustine, 259 San Marco Ave, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. 904-824-8874.  http://www.fortmenendez.com

Friday & Saturday: July 13 & 14
Spirits with Spirits

Special Friday the 13th Paranormal Pub Tour in St. Augustine. Tickets are $17. Book online and save $2 plus your first beer is free! This 2.5-hour tour starts at 8 p.m. at 69 St. George Street. Reservations required. 904-392-7137. http://www.staugustinehistorictours.com
Pirate Superstitions Pub Crawl

Learn about pirates in St. Augustine while enjoying your favorite brew on this special Friday the 13th Pirate Superstitions Pub Crawl. Tickets are $17. Book online and save $2 plus your first beer is free! This 2.5-hour tour starts at 8 p.m. at 69 St. George Street. Reservations required. 904-392-7137.  http://www.staugustinehistorictours.com

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: July 13, 14, 15
Kingfish Challenge

Friday is the Junior Kingfish Challenge, Tournament Registration and the Captain’s Meeting.  The main Kingfish Challenge and Backwater Challenge take place on Saturday and Sunday.  There will also be a fish fry and awards on Sunday at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez.  For more information and registration forms, call 904-824-8324http://www.acgfa.com/kingfishchallenge.html

 

Susan Strock Art Exhibit

See a new exhibit of paintings by Suzanne Strock at the Gallery of the Dow Museum of Historic Houses in St. Augustine. A student of the masters, Suzanne’s work frequently captures natural light interacting with man made structures. Admission to the Gallery is free. The Gallery and Museum are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Admission to the wonderful collection of vintage houses, including one once occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew, is $8.95 for adults; $7.95 for seniors and $6.95 for students. Admission is free for children under 6. On the first Monday of each month, admission to the museum is free for St. Johns County residents. The Dow Museum of Historic Houses is located at 140 Cordova Street.

www.strockdesign.com and www.dowmuseum.com

Local Resident Specials

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 SchoolhouseSpanish Military Hospital Museum, and the Historic Tours of 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 Authentic Old Drug StoreFort Matanzas National MonumentGovernment House Museum, 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.

Entertainment

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Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

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Art

The Day After the Day Of

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Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

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Lifestyle

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Outdoors

Skeeter Recognized Again for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

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Sports

Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism

  Super Bowl LI’s Message: Patriotism by Amy Lignor   There are some people waking up this morning completely stunned. Why? Because they shut the Super Bowl off after the third quarter. They knew what was “going to happen” and had to go to work today, so why bother staying up and watching the rest of what was going to be an obvious blow-out? Besides, they had been given some memorable commercials, a great country western singer ushering … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Mobile Phone Forecast: Is Saturation of the Market in Sight?

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Travel

It’s Time to Save for Summer Vacation!

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Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

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