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Summer in Old City Life

Summer in Old City Life!
Monday June 11, 2012 – 5pm is the DEADLINE

Drop us an email to reserve a space.

We’ve got some hot summer specials!

info@oldcitylife.com
904.217.7461

June/July will feature:

Our New Arts Guide
The Gallop Section – St Johns County Equestrian Life
The Best of the Spring “SEEN” events

Events

Friday June 8

ZZ Top; Gretchen Wilson and 3 Doors Down Concert

Legendary rockers ZZ Top will be joined by 3 Doors Down and Grammy award-winning country artist, Gretchen Wilson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1640 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets range from $49.50 to $124.50. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

For info: staugamphitheatre.com

 

Friday June 8 through Sunday June 10

My Big Fat Greek Food Festival

Presented by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, this festival will feature delicious Greek dinners such as lamb, souvlaki, gyros, Aegean chowder; Greek pastries and coffees; Greek wine tastings, music, kid’s activities and more. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. On Saturday, enjoy “An Evening of Comedy with Basile” at 8 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for students under 18. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is located at 2940 CR 214, (West King Street just before the I-95 overpass) in St. Augustine.

For info: 904-829-0504; holytrinitygoc.com .

 

Friday June 8 through Sunday July 1

Bingo, The Musical at Limelight Theatre

Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military.

For info: 904.825.1164limelight-theatre.org

 

Saturday June 9

4th Annual Caribbean Calypso Night

Don’t miss out on one of Saint Augustine’s greatest FUNdraisers. The event will take place at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in Saint Augustine, 4900 US Highway 1, North. This year’s event is planned with even more fun, excitement and great food than previous years! All the funds raised provide quality healthcare and charitable emergency assistance through the programs of BayView Healthcare. It is through these generous contributions BayView Healthcare will continue to be able to offer healthcare services and activities at BayView Rehab at the Samantha R. Wilson Care Center, BayView Assisted Living at the Pavilion and Buckingham Smith, BayView Home Health, BayView Neighbors ~ Concierge and Wellness and BayView Charities. Tickets are only $55.00 per person. Payment includes two drinks tickets, calypso cuisine, a silent auction, a $10,000 voucher for funny money, surf contest, live entertainment and performances by an authentic Junkanoo Rush Out. Casino Tables for our High Roller Gifts such as Beach Towels, Beach Bags and more. New this year, “Take a Ride to the Edge” at the BOZARD SURF CHALLENGE, the highest scoring surfer will win a surfboard donated by The Surf Station along with other great prizes for runners up. Calypso Cuisine catered by Culinary Outfitters bound to make you come back for seconds. Also, new this year, Margarita Machines pouring frozen Goombay Smashes and Pain Killers sponsored by Saltwater Property Group. Live Music by Soulo and the Mix to get you moving and back by popular demand performances by an authentic Junkanoo Rush Out. Finally, a Silent Auction with some of St. Johns County’s finest artist, jewelers, restaurant and business owners contributing baskets, paintings and adventures to support our efforts.

Reservations are requested and may be made online.

For info: 904-824-3195bayviewhealthcare.org

 

Saturday June 9

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. 904-823-4500   http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com

 

Saturday June 9

National Parks Get Outdoors Day

Free admission to Castillo de San Marcos on Avenida Menendez, overlooking Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine. The Spanish fortress is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings throughout the day. Admission is always free at Fort Matanzas, the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine, located south of St. Augustine at 8635 A1A. www.NPS.gov/casa  and www.NPS.gov/FOMA 

 

Saturday June 9 Sunday June 10

School’s Out Eco Tour! 

Start the summer out right by getting the kids on the water and off the couch!  Explore the productive waters of St. Augustine on the 1.5-hour boat tour and learn about dolphin behavior, beautiful wading birds and more.  The 11am and 1pm departures get the kids moving and give you the chance to enjoy lunch downtown. Call (904) 377-7245 for reservations or visit  www.staugustineecotours.com for more information.

 

Sunday June 10

Corpus Christi Procession

The procession begins at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine and continues south on St. George St. to the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, then east on Cadiz St., north on Aviles crossing King St. to the Plaza de la Constitución’s Gazebo, then continue to the Cathedral. The annual Corpus Christi Procession will necessitate minor disruptions of traffic in parts of downtown St. Augustine on Sunday, June 10, scheduled for 12:15pm. Traffic in the vicinity will be halted for brief periods as needed to facilitate the procession. The event is expected to conclude by 1pm. Vehicular traffic may want to avoid these areas during this time.

 

 

Saturday June 9 Sunday June 10

C Ford Riley Exhibit

A new exhibit of original paintings by C Ford Riley will open this weekend at the Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street, St. Augustine. Riley is well-known for his landscapes and wildlife paintings, many of which grace art galleries throughout the county. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (by appointment Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).904-304-2310 or http://faverpottery.com 

 

Sunday June 10

Twilight Sail

Bring your weekend to a pleasant, relaxing conclusion with a twilight sail aboard the beautiful Schooner Freedom. The schooner will depart the St. Augustine City Marina at 8:45 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. This sailing adventure Includes complimentary drinks and live guitar music performed by Alex Barron. Tickets are $35 per person. Make your reservation by calling 904-810-1010.www.schoonerfreedom.com.

 

Monday June 11

Citizenship Awards to Area High School Students

The St. Augustine City Commission Citizenship Award is presented each year to a graduating senior from each of St. Johns County’s high schools to recognize leadership service to school, community and other students. Names are placed in nomination by organizations within each high school and the administration of each school makes the final decision. The awards will be presented by the City Commission during its June 11th meeting.

The 2012 Citizenship Award recipients are:

Gabrielle Garrad            Allen D. Nease High School

Madelynn “Maddie” Kay            Bartram Trail High School

Greta Mosteller            Creekside High School

Erica Swartz            FL School for the Deaf and the Blind/Deaf Dept

Katherine Wyble            Pedro Menendez High School

Elizabeth Egan            Ponte Vedra High School

Olivia Hutcherson            St. Augustine High School

Holly Woodle            St. Johns Technical High School

Matthew Corrigan            St. Joseph Academy

Each student will be presented with a City lapel pin, a plaque and a check for $100 to help defray costs of books and fees associated with higher education pursuits.

For more info: 904.825-1004

 

Wednesday June 20

Wednesday, Women & Wine

Ladies stop at 233 West King Gallery for an evening of art, fun and networking. Work on display “INFINITE COMPOSITIONS” by Carolyn Porras and Brittany Acocelli. Join us from 5:30pm to 7pm and bring a friend.

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