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This Week in St Augustine November 12 -17 2013

 

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November 12, 2013
Tuesday – Sunday : November 12- 17
Tuesday- Friday: November 12 -15
Form and Feelings Art Exhibit – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts the works of Joyce Gabiou & Richard McRae in an exhibition called “Form and Feelings.”   Admission to the gallery is free and open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
The Chess Project Exhibition – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host artist Lee Walton’s “The Chess Project,” an exhibition that is the tangible manifestation of the artist’s pursuit to master his hobby. Admission is free. The Museum is open to the publicMonday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Tuesday:  November 12
Salt Air Farmer’s Market – Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com
Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture – Dr. Michele Gregoire presents a lecture titled “Community Intersections: Florida School for the Deaf and Blind’s Music Education Programs and the Hotel Ponce de Leon, 1891 – 1916.” The presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel and takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, now Flagler College. Tickets are $5 per person.  Active military personnel may attend at no charge. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6282www.ponce125.com
Wednesday:  November 13
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market  – Farmer’s Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park on St. Augustine Beach, featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com
Pet Friendly St. Augustine Food Tour – Bring your best friend along from 1:30 – 4 p.m. to  learn some of the history of St. Augustine and taste some of the delectable offerings in the “first city.” The tour stops at 5 pet friendly restaurants. All pets must be leashed. The tour is limited to 10 humans with their fur babies. Tickets are $49 (receive a discount with online booking). 904-392-7137 www.StAugustineHistoricTours.com
Dinner & A Film Fundraiser for St. Johns Cultural Council – An $8 donation helps the St. Johns Cultural Council and includes a showing of the 1997 film ‘American Perfecki’ featuring Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, Paul Sorvino and Chris Sarandon. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. at Gypsy Cab’s Corner Bar and dinner ordered off the menu for a separate charge begins at 6:30 p.m.   828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine 904-808-7330www.stjohnsculture.com
Thursday – Sunday: November 14 -17
Limelight Theatre Presents “Bad Seed” –
Thursday: November 14
Evenings at Whitney –  At 7 p.m., The Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium at Marineland will host Dr. Jonathan I. Bloch who will discuss the impact of ancient global warming on the size of horses. Dr. Bloch is Associate Professor, Department of Geological Services, Anthropology and Zoology at the University of Florida. 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu
Friday – Sunday: November 15 – 17
Shadows of the Past Tour –  Take a night-time guided tour of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park to experience the eerie beauty of the Timucua burials, an Indian Village, and the Menendez Settlement field by moonlight.Tours start at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 per person. 11 Magnolia Avenue. http://www.fountainofyouthflorida.com/nighttours.html
Friday: November 15
The Avett Brothers Concert – Performing at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the indie-folk-pop Avett Brothers went mainstream in 2009 when their “I and Love and You” album was named one of the year’s 10 best by Time magazine. Their latest album, “Magpie and the Dandelion,” was released on October 15.  The concert at St. Augustine Amphitheatre begins at 8 p.m. (gates open at 6:45 p.m.) Tickets range from $37 – $47. 1320 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Magic at Colonial Quarter – Mayhem de Magnifico and crew perform a kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Saturday & Sunday: November 16 -17
St. Augustine Half Marathon Weekend – Put on your running shoes and participate in a foot-race that suits your running level. On Saturday, the EXPO and packet pick up opens at Francis Field.   The St Augustine’s Kids Race starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Then on Sunday at 7 a.m., the St. Augustine Half Marathon begins; 7:05 a.m. the 10K Run starts; and7:10 a.m. St. Augustine 5K Family Run begins. Award Ceremonies follow.   The events Expo is located at Francis Field where each race starts and ends.   29 West Castillo Dr.          305-716-1111  staugustinemarathon.com
Arts and Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier – A seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music and lots of great food! The event takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park. Admission is free. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 352-344-0657www.tnteventsinc.com
Saturday: November 16
Old City Farmers Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.     904-471-3733
Photography Challenge Event – Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers will select the winning photo, which will then be displayed at the Visitors Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.  www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
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
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with graves from the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free and donations are encouraged. The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine.  www.tolomatocemetery.com
Full Moon Guided Kayaking Ecotour – Catch the sunset and the full moon rise while floating within one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Ripple Effect’s professional guides will provide this wonderful outdoor adventure with the best kayaking equipment. All costs include passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure, kayaking equipment and guided service at $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger. 101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
O.A.R. with Cris Cab in Concert – Touring powerhouse O.A.R. returns for their third performance at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.   Advance tickets are $32.50 and $35 the day of the concert. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) 1340-A A1A South, 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. This memorable sailing excursion is from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. and departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate. 111 Avenida Menendez. 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.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
 
Comedy at Colonial Quarter – The Picolata Players perform a comedy hi-jinks. The show begins at 8 p.m. under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine.             904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Sunday: November 17
Lincolnville Farmer’s Market  – Eddie Vickers Park hosts the farmers market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats, fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Every Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. www.LincolnvilleFarmersMarket.com
Discover the Birds of Anastasia – Led by an Anastasia State Park volunteer, this fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. From 8:30-10:30 a.m., observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails, and other areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide if you have one. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion inside the park. The program is included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4 single-occupant vehicle, and $2 bicyclist or walker. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Forgotten Graveyards” A Tolomato Talk – The Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association will host a talk by Dr. Kathy Deagan on “Forgotten Graveyards” 3 p.m. at Bishop Baker Hall at the Cathedral Parish School. Admission and parking are free. 259 St. George St., St. Augustine. www.tolomatocemetery.com
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine – the top of the Lighthouse! Starting at 5 p.m., this special event 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. Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. Advance ticket purchase required. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745www.staugustinelighthouse.org
“Check, Please” at the Raintree Restaurant – A theatrical performance of “Check, Please,” combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.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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