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St Augustine Weeks Adventures September 16, 2013

 

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September 16, 2013
Monday – Sunday : September 16 – 22
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 Place904-940-4133 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
Savory Faire First Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tour – Throughout September, the original “foodie” historical adventure tour, Savory Faire, explores fascinating, little-known facts about the First Thanksgiving in St. Augustine! The city was founded on September 8, 1565, and on that date a Feast of Thanksgiving was shared between the Spaniards and native Timucua Indians.  This special 2-1/2 hour tour features tastes of the city’s cultural heritage.  Tickets are $49.  Reservations are required. 904-825-0087www.staugustinecitywalks.com
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
St. Augustine Art Association’s Annual Fall Members’ Show – St. Augustine Art Association’s Annual Fall Members Show features a broad array of artistic styles, media and subjects. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m.Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Monday – Friday:  September 16 – 20
Ideas and Images Present Artist Liz Rodda – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host works of multi-media artist Liz Rodda, who uses sculpture and video as a means to investigate our notions of fate, personal control and the future. The artist considers each work a “psychological experiment.”  The Gallery, located at 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Rodda’s exhibition will run throughOctober 18. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert/upcoming-exhibitions
Tuesday:  September  17
Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture –  Professor Catherine McFarland presents a lecture titled “The Aesthetic Movement in America” as part of the commemorative events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel. The presentation takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 75 King Street.  Admission is $5 per person. 904-819-6282www.ponce125.com
Wednesday:  September 18
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmer’s 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

Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s Schooner Freedom sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. This memorable sailing excursion is from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 ticket. 904-810-1010www.schoonerfreedom.com
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Beach St. a Go-Go playing classic rock and roll takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A South. Admission is free and local restaurant Cafe 11 will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org
Thursday: September 19
Backwaters Kayaking Trips from Faver-Dykes State Park –  A guided  kayak tour that explores the coastline of Princess Place Preserve and Pellicer Creek, one of the cleanest and most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The tour departs at 9 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Fayer-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger.
“Talk Like A Pirate Day” – Ahoy! International Talk Like a Pirate Day comes to the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, 12 Castillo Drive. Lots of costumed pirates including Drake – who burned the town to the nubs in 1586, and Jake – the title character from the popular children’s television series will be on hand. Plus, there will be the worldwide debut and author signing of Pat Croce’s latest pirate book Sir Francis Drake. Sword fights, a panoramic group pirate photo, live music, a “landing” of the pirate ship W.M.S. Revenge and a special day-long, pirate themed menu at the Taberna del Caballo round out the day. Open9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, admission is $12.99 for adults; $6.99 for children ages 5-12; under 5 free. 888-991-0933 www.ThePirateMuseum.com
A Conversation with Andrew Young – The first in a lecture series “Race and the 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. Dr. Young’s lecture  will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Each event is free and open to the public. 904-819-6282 flagler.edu/our-community 
 
The Search for Jellyfish – At 7 p.m., The Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium at Marineland, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., will host National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Kakani Katija Young who will share the exploration challenges, accidental encounters and (painful) lessons learned in the search for jellyfish.   904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – At 7 p.m., enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  The $25 admission 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. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Asian Autumn Moonrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Beachside – See the sunset and moonrise from Washington Oaks Gardens State Park’s unique coquina rock beach. From 7:45 – 8:30 p.m., Park Service Specialist Joe Woodbury tells Moon Festival stories, and provides samplings of green tea and moon cakes. Entrance to Washington Oaks, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org
Friday and Saturday: September 20 & 21
Sea Your History Weekend: Tap Into Your Past – Friday from 3-6 p.m., St. Augustine Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks and take visitors behind the scenes on the Lost Ships Tour. Beginning Saturday at 9 a.m., work with traditional wooden boatbuilders to build a boat from centuries gone by. From 2- 4 p.m., there’s a book signing with Dr. Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania. Then beginning at 5, Dr. McGovern will present his story “Uncorking the Past.” He will explain how he used molecular biology to re-construct King Midas’ funerary feast. Tickets to Dr. McGovern’s presentation at the 5 p.m. reception and ancient beer samples are $14.75. A ticket to Friday’s Lost Ship Tour, which includes admission to the Lighthouse, is $24.Saturday morning and afternoon events are included in the general admission price of $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for seniors over 60 and children age 12 and younger. 904-829-0745www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Friday – Sunday: September  20 – 22
Wizard of Oz 3D – Relive the timeless children’s tale about a Kansas girl’s journey over the rainbow with the re-release of “The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience.” Tickets are $13 adults; $12 seniors/students/military and $10 children 3-12. Check the website for show schedule. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Saturday: September 21
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.
904-471-3733.
Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, 1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., 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.
10th Annual Endless Summer Run/Walk – Annual 10K cross country run through Anastasia State Park, 1340 A1A South, and some of the area’s most beautiful terrain begins at 7:30 a.m. on the beach. The 5K Beach Walk is a low-tide event on a beach loop course.   Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the park’s Island Beach Shop and Grill . Pre-registration through September 20 is $20; $25 on the day of the event. 904-461-2035www.endlesssummerrun.org
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours – Bring your pooch to join City Walks for a FREE Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District. The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine’s office at 4 Granada Street. Pets must be leashed and reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
Sea Turtle Talk and Walk at Washington Oaks – Join Park Ranger, Steve Alexander from9 – 10 a.m. for this illuminating sea turtle program at Washington Oaks, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Assist with the sea turtle patrol and learn about the various sea turtle species found in our area, their habits, habitats and more. The program is included with regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org
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
Tour de Chocolate & Vino – Explore the history of chocolate and enjoy the best selections St. Augustine has to offer on this special tour presented by St. Augustine City Walks, 4 Granada Street. The tour includes a bottle of water at the start, all tastings, tips at the restaurants visited and a lot of delicious chocolate. The tour starts at 2 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine Inc. reception office. Reservations required ($49). 904-825-0087www.staugustinecitywalks.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, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.  Maps can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. 609-247-8146; e-mailwashingtonoaksphotoentry@gmail.com www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
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
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
EMMA Concert: Paul Whiteman’s Historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert – Famed conductor Maurice Peress brings his meticulous re-creation of Paul Whiteman’s historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert to St. Augustine. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine.
904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
Castillo de San Marcos by Candlelight – Candlelight tours take place at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the third Saturday of the month. Weather permitting. Advance tickets are $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 – 15; and free for children 4 and younger. 1 South Castillo Dr. St. Augustine. 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
Full Moon Fever at the Conch House – The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue from 8 – 11 p.m. weather permitting. $5 cover charge and free leis for all. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine.
Sunday: September 22
Backwaters Kayaking Trips from Faver-Dykes State Park – This guided kayak tour explores the coastline of Princess Place Preserve and Pellicer Creek — one of the cleanest and most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The tour departs at 11 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Fayer-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger.
 “Check, Please” at the Raintree Restaurant – A theatrical performance of “Check, Please” combined with great dining create a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment.  Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately).  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at7 p.m.  904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com
“The Good Vibes Summer Tour” Rebelution with Collie Buddz & Zion – Rebelution along with Collie Buddz and their longtime collaborators Zion-I perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The show begins at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $30.50 – $33 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.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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