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The Weekend in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra

Friday: February 3

First Fridy Artwalk

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries.  Don’t miss potter Worley Faver and painter Russ Wilson, along with painters Claire Kendrick, Kristin Hosbein and  Wendy Norton who will display a stunning collection of their work at the Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street.  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

 

Canvas, Clay Collage & Cutting Edge Art Exhibit

Stop in the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery to see this captivating juried art exhibit. “C”-ing is believing when four themes combine in one exhibit setting. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.staaa.org or call 904-824-2310.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  February 3, 4, & 5

Harvey at Limelight Theatre
 Enjoy this family-friendly comedy production about mild-mannered Elwood who insists his imaginary friend Harvey – a man sized rabbit – is real and his sister decides to have him committed. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.  There will be an additional performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 12.  All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org.

 

Pro Riding at St. Johns County Fairgrounds

Head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for a fun-filled evening of bull riding and calf roping. This exiting rodeo takes place at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are $12 for ages 12 and older and $8 for students ages 6 to 11. The St. Johns County Fairgrounds is located at 5840 State Road 207 (approximately 7 miles west of I-95) in Elkton. For more information, visit http://stjohnscountyfairgrounds.com.

Saturday and Sunday: February 4 & 5

Eco Education Sail!

Go on a safe 2-hour journey into the Matanzas River and learn some fascinating natural history information about dolphins and more! Special price – $45/adult, $35/kids or $250 for the whole boat (up to six passengers). Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at (904) 377-7245 to make reservations or visitwww.staugustineecotours.com to learn more!

Saturday: February 4

Historic Weapons Demonstrations

Take the National Park Service’s ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life at Fort Matanzas – the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  From 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at the fort.  Admission is free.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located on A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.  For more information, call 904.471.0116 or visit www.nps.gov/foma
The Naked Foot 5K

Kick off your shoes and run a cross-country-style course in St. Augustine. This family -oriented run features a course that will not be unveiled until race day, but runners should expect to run part wooded trail, part sandy beach. There will be akids 1K run – for free. Then parents can run in the 5K or 1-mile race with their older children. Families are invited to enjoy additional free activities: Tarahumara barefoot games, live music, foot painting, healthy-living vendors, prizes and more. Advance registration is $35 available online at http://www.thenakedfoot5k.com. On-site registration and packet pick-up is at Tropical Smoothie Café, 112 Sea Grove Main St. #114,  St. Augustine, FL. On-site registration is $40. Registration fee includes a dry-fit tee, a raffle entry to amazing prizes free access to all the post-event activities.  For more information, call 720-984-4198

 

EMMA Concert: Stradavari Quartet

Enjoy the music of four Stradivaris, perfect musical instruments, played by four musicians who bring out of them all the height and depth of human emotion that music can express. The performance takes place at 2 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit http://www.EmmaConcerts.com or call 904-797-2800.

 

Kevon Re’Monte and Trey Dees in Concert

Experience this 90-minute tribute to some of the world’s most beloved singers.  Costume changes throughout the performance enhance this vocal duo’s amazing impressions of stars such as Lou Rawls, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley and many others!  It all takes place at St. Augustine’s Pioneer Barn on San Marco Avenue.Tickets are $10 adults; $5 children 5-12.  There will also be a cash bar.  For more information and to order in advance, call 904.824.8874
Sunday: February 5

Second City Touring Company at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Enjoy an evening of sketch comedy and improve performed by Second City, one of the most popular improve companies ever. The Second City has a number of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Rick Moranis and over 500 more. This reserved seating show will take place at 7 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, located at 1050 A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $20 and $30.For more information, visit www.PVConcertHall or call 904. 209.0399.

Entertainment

Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions

  The Levelling Film Review by Kam Williams Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions It's not very clear whether Harry Catto's (Joe Blakemore) death was a murder or a suicide. One thing's for certain, though. It wasn't merely a mishap, because nobody accidentally sticks a gun in his own mouth and pulls the trigger. The cops suspect that he killed himself, but his father (David … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity

  2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity by Amy Lignor   Origami. Memory albums. Quilting. What do these have in common? Well, at one point or another in time, they have represented the “hottest” hobbies in the United States. Taking up hobbies are not only a fun thing to do for the “artistic/creative” type, but they also help to reduce stress. Even the AMA has cited the fact that taking up a hobby can produce a calming environment … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Introducing the all-new Tidewater 320 CC Adventure

  Introducing the all-new Tidewater 320 CC Adventure By Craig Lamb Luxury appointments and the durability, toughness, and fishability required by serious saltwater anglers. Combining the comfort and style of a yacht into a boat designed for offshore fishing is a tall order. But the engineers and designers at Tidewater Boats did it all in the all-new 320 CC. From the premium upholstery to the highly refined seating and spacious storage, the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Will NASCAR Theatrics Bring Back Viewers?

  Will NASCAR Theatrics Bring Back Viewers? by Amy Lignor   For any of the millions who once watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports and heard the words “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” they remember the footage of a skier’s crash when it came to the “agony” side of things. Everyone knew that sight was a fact – a video that was absolutely real. Nowadays, however, it seems that more and more sports are “making up” shots that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

How Are Retail Sales in 2017?

  How Are Retail Sales in 2017? E-Commerce Reigns by Amy Lignor   Despite consumer uncertainty, as well as a very sluggish beginning to 2017, the U.S. retail sales industry is projected to increase 4% this year. Headlines show that many retailers and companies posted “soft” holiday sales to end 2016, which caused some notable retailers to either cut jobs or close stores as a result. However, when it comes to 2017, the National … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home!

  Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home! by Amy Lignor   We speak about luxury vacations, budget vacations, vacations that are fun for the kids, and many more areas of travel at this time of year. But there is also a category that many do not touch upon because they “assume” it is far too difficult for those on a budget to be able to enjoy these jaw-dropping wonders. However, whether you are a backpacker looking to “become a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]