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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

Blake Lively Shines as Surfer Stranded in Shark-Infested Waters

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Books

Richards Rocks!

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Art

More Than a Score

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Real Estate

New Home Sales Jump in April

  New Home Sales Jump in April By Burt Carey Sales of new homes hit their highest rate since 2008 in April, according to the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. April sales increased 16.6 percent over March figures, which correlates to a seasonally adjusted rate of 619,000 home sales projected for the year. The median price of those new homes was $321,000, the highest median price ever recorded. That’s up 9.7 percent … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Richards Rocks!

  Sandra L. Richards The “Rice & Rocks” Interview with Kam Williams Richards Rocks! The American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, Sandra L. Richards is the author of “Rice & Rocks.” She hopes that her debut picture book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity. Sandra completed both her undergraduate and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package

  230 LXF from Tidewater Packs A Punch in a Small Package By Ted Lund Are you looking for a family-friendly center console that’s got the luxury of a larger boat in a smaller package? Then look no further than the 230 LXF from Tidewater. The 23-foot, center console has the same features as the rest its large LXF brothers, including comfortable full upholstery, stainless steel cup holders. And a newly-designed console with glove box and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

There Are Superheroes Among Us

  There Are Superheroes Among Us by Amy Lignor   This story truly proves that a superhero does not require a cape, tights, or the ability to fly. In a world where all headlines seem to be centered around who shot who, who is being put upon, who’s “getting away with it” – all the way to who is getting divorced and who may or may not be kneeling at NFL games – negative stories seem to be the only ones covered anymore by the media. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Scholastic Announces Sales of More Than 3.3 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Travel

Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky”

  Vacation Time Has Turned “Spooky” by Amy Lignor   Myths and legends, both spooky and surreal, are becoming the subject of many books and newspaper articles lately. And the location of many, oddly enough, happen to be in the Southwest. It used to be that a nice white sandy beach was the one place we yearned to go on vacation to get away from it all. Now, however, people are searching for places to travel where legends still exist, and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Doing Our Part

  Doing Our Part by Amy Lignor   There are books being published as of late – wonderful books telling the stories of amazing wildlife rescues, as well as neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. that have taken on projects to save the wildlife in their own surrounding areas.   We always talk about these “success stories,” yet never actually give information on exactly how these “problems” turned into “victories.” … [Read More its Good for You...]