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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

Abductee Seeks to Escape Kidnappers in Mindbending Sci-fi Thriller

  Rupture Film Review by Kam Williams Abductee Seeks to Escape Kidnappers in Mindbending Sci-fi Thriller Renee (Noomi Rapace) was leading an unremarkable existence in suburban Kansas City the day she was abducted by five strangers after her car broke down. Until then, she was just an average divorcee' doing her best to shield a young son (Percy Hynes White) from an embittered ex-husband's (Paul Popowich) vicious barbs.   Otherwise, … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Cop under Fire

  Cop under Fire Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America by Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. with Nancy French Foreword by Sean Hannity Worthy Publishing Hardcover, $21.99 272 pages ISBN: 978-1-617-95857-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “David Clarke refuses to bow a knee to political correctness, and he refuses to give his party over to the hands of black activists whose politics would destroy America. … [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

Make Way for Dulé!

  Dulé Hill The “Sleight” Interview with Kam Williams Make Way for Dulé! Born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in Sayreville, Dulé Hill began attending dance school when he was 3 years- old. He later received his first break as the understudy to Savion Glover on Broadway in “The Tap Dance Kid.” Dulé went on to perform the lead role in the musical’s national tour. And his additional stage credits include “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Cajun Baby chooses Skeeter for a reason

  Cajun Baby chooses Skeeter for a reason By Craig Lamb Cliff Crochet, known on the pro bass tour as the Cajun Baby, has a lot to be proud of besides his south Louisiana roots. In Cajun country, boats are part of life, either for a livelihood or connection to the outdoors for recreation with friends and family. Crochet quote about Cajun roots. Crochet's resume includes 9 Top 10 finishes, three appearances in the Bassmaster Classic, and a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

“Sin City” Becomes Acceptable?

  “Sin City” Becomes Acceptable? by Amy Lignor   So…what changes will occur if an NFL team hits Las Vegas? Not many, actually. Perhaps more of the ‘contract money’ will be lost considering the blackjack tables ARE right in the vicinity; however, NFL owners seem just fine with the fact that the Raiders will once again wave good-bye to their “Nation” and relocate to Sin City. But when you look at the news headlines, the NFL has and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale

  Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale by Amy Lignor   When people speak about making a few extra bucks, there is more than one way to skin a cat these days. Perhaps you’re trying to save up for a vacation for the family to take this summer. Perhaps you are looking for collectibles to invest in. Oddly enough, many people do not realize what, exactly, was in Great Grandma’s house when she passed on to a happier place. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacations…Underground

  Vacations…Underground by Amy Lignor   There are millions of spots to visit and sites to see around the world when it comes to vacation time; however, there are also those you can’t necessarily “see.” In this world of digital technology and highly imaginative architecture that creates buildings that are higher and more “glitzy” than ever before, it is important to remember that in ancient times, people were building “down.” Various … [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...]