This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

February 5, 2018
Monday – Sunday,  February 5-11
Black History Month at World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will celebrate Black History Month by offering 50% off admission for any guest who mentions the Black History Month promotion throughout the month of February. During your visit, be sure to stop by the Honoring the Legacy exhibition as it celebrates the achievements of African-Americans in the game of golf. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org


Monday – Thursday, February 5- 8

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure at World Golf IMAX

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. Showing through February 8. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Monday – Saturday, February 5- 10
Jibade-Khalil Huffman Exhibition
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College are pleased to announce A Tondo for Rajon Rondo, an exhibition of recent work by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, including video, photography and sculpture. The exhibition will be on display at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum located at 48 Sevilla St. The museum’s hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Admission into the museum is free. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
 
First Coast Plein Air Painters Exhibition
This exhibition by the First Coast Plein Air Painters is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through March 3. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Cultural Center Juried Artist Member Exhibition

This juried exhibition is populated by works of art of all mediums created by the artist members of The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through March 3. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Tuesday, February 6 
Wine Class and Tasting
Enjoy this wine class and tasting at TPC Sawgrass from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about the wines of the world. The cost is $25. Call for reservations. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-5105 https://tpc.com/sawgrass/calendar/

Jake Shimabukuro at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall warmly welcomes the return of ukulele virtuoso and composer Jake Shimabukuro. He has elevated the ukulele from a beloved Hawaiian folk instrument to a world-class vehicle, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards to popular tunes and, most recently, classical symphonic concertos. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $51 and $41. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com

Tuesday – Sunday, February 6-11

Not-So-Still Life Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association hosts this exhibition of works that are within the still life genre.The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
 
Wednesday,February 7

Marineland Beach Walk
See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field office, located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 9-10:30 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Lightner Museum First Wednesday Curator’s Tour
Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the museum. The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics. Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the museum. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries
Anastasia State Park will host a Historical Look into the Old Spanish Quarries program from 10-11 a.m. Experience a new perspective of the Old Spanish Quarries at Anastasia State Park in relation to the famous Castillo de San Marcos and the survival of St. Augustine. This informative program with a fun and knowledgeable ranger will bring the history of the quarry to life as you learn about the amazing work that occurred in the Old Spanish Quarries and the architecture that influenced the history of St. Augustine. After checking in at the ranger station, please meet for the program in the quarry parking area by the front entrance gate. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Everyone Can Conserve: Bird is the Word
Join GTM Research Reserve and St. Johns County at 6:30 p.m. at THE PLAYERS Community Center for a free family conservation night. People of all ages are welcome to learn about the incredible birds of our area. Participants will also have the opportunity to make birdhouses to take home. Dinner will be provided for all who make reservations. 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.uswww.sjcfl.us/recreation
Wednesday – Sunday, February 7 – 11
The Venardos Circus at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format that is called “the American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.” Shows run Wednesday through Sunday through February 10 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Visit the website for show time details. Admission ranges from $35-$15. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.venardoscircus.com
Thursday, February 8
Deep Creek Kayak Trip
Join the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for a beautiful guided paddle trip of Deep Creek. The tour takes place at 9 a.m. and begins at the Deep Creek Soft Launch. The paddle costs $20 per person for participants bringing their own kayaks and $40 per person for participants using a county kayak. To register contact Kelly Ussia. 7975 S.R. 207, Hastings 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.uswww.sjcfl.us/recreation
Matanzas Inlet Walk                
Presented by the GTM Research Reserve and the National Park Service, participants are invited to explore nature through this free, guided interpretive walk around Matanzas Inlet from 9:30-11 a.m. The walk offers participants an explanation of the changing shoreline, tidal flats, beaches, dunes, vegetation and the natural movement of the sand. Bring cameras and binoculars. Meet the guide at the western parking lot on A1A just north of the Inlet Bridge and the Town of Marineland. Call or visit the website for reservations. 8655 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Throwback Thursday: Date Night at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple’s attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Florida Humanities Council Speakers Series
Michael Francis from the University of South Florida will give an in-depth presentation on the early history of European settlement efforts in Florida and how it continues to impact the region today. Having recently celebrated the 450th anniversary of its own settlement, the talk is particularly well suited for the City of St. Augustine. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10. The event is at 6:30 p.m. in the Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series
 
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy
The guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College is Nicholas Johnston, one of the founding editors of online media company Axios. Johnston will discuss the challenges and opportunities of helping to create a media business in an age defined by “fake news,” a turbulent presidential administration and a volatile media climate. This lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8572 www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-events/lectures
Evenings at Whitney
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Morgridge Institute for Research Burnell R. Roberts Chair in Regenerative Biology, and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Integrative Biology Phillip Newmark will talk about the regenerative abilities of planarians, free-living flatworms, which can completely regrow from a small tissue fragment. His talk is titled From Planarians to Parasites: Stem Cells and Developmental Plasticity in Flatworms. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Registration or reservations are not necessary. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu
John McCutcheon at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes folk singer-songwriter and multi-Instrumentalist John McCutcheon to the stage. McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folk singers. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $33.50 and $29.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday – Saturday, February 8-10

Flight to Freedom
The first underground railroad in the United States didn’t head north; it headed south to Florida. Slaves fleeing slavery in the Carolinas and Georgia often headed to the fortified town of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, now known as Fort Mose, in search of freedom. Volunteers from Florida Living History, in partnership with Fort Mose Historic State Park and the Fort Mose Historical Society, offer visitors an opportunity to look back and glimpse the journey of the people fleeing slavery.  Freedom Trail guided tours, colonial Spanish military demonstrations and period culinary demonstrations take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Admission to the heritage event is free, but there is a museum admission fee of $2. Admission into the museum for youth ages 5 and under is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2234 www.floridastateparks.org/park/fort-mose
Thursday – Sunday, February 8-11
Fool for Love
A classic show with a twist. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love is a western based in the Mojave Desert. Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can’t live without each other whether they like it or not. Performance times at the Limelight Theatre are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. There is a preview day on January 18. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors and $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Friday, February 9
Introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County for a lecture on Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices. Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future. This program from 10-11 a.m. at THE PLAYERS Community Center will provide an overview of the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles. Admission is free. Call, email or visit the website for more information or to register. 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.us www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-florida-friendly-landscapingtm-tickets-41495386819
Owl Prowl
Join St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky for an after dark guided tour to learn about the creatures that thrive at night, including resident owls. The walk at Canopy Shores Park begins at 6 p.m. and is free to the public. Reserve your spot by phone or e-mail. 804 Christina Dr., St. Augustine 904-209 0348 ahalusky@sjcfl.us www.sjcfl.us/recreation
FEST Wrestling Presents Love is a Battlefield 2: Electric Boogaloo
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes Fest Wrestling, independent pro wrestling. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the event begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $25 and $20. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Friday & Saturday, February 9-10

Haunted Romance Tour
Enjoy a stroll down lover’s lane during a 90-minute entertaining tour of St. Augustine’s romantic and beautiful backstreets in the eerily romantic south end of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. The tour features historic tales of love and romance, which often end tragically, and with ghostly consequences. Reservations are recommended. The tour departs at 8:15 p.m. from Beerhammer’s Store. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for youth ages 6-12. 162 St. George St., Suite 19 904-824-8840 www.ghostaugustine.com
Saturday, February 10

Second Saturday – Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you’re invited to join docents from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net. Participants will collect fish and crabs as well as learn about their habitats and role in the environment. Waders and boots provided. The program takes place in the Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Second Saturday Pet Walk Pup Crawl
Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city’s rich history while touring with your beloved pets. This free one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be on leashes and all city ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with man’s best friend while exploring St. Augustine. The walk departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 10 a.m. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Courtyard Event
At 10 a.m. artisans from Kalmanson Creations will be on hand at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum for an exhibition and sale of handcrafted jewelry, accessories and other pieces of fine silver. Kalmanson Creations will also be demonstrating techniques for crafting handmade, artisanal jewelry. Jennifer and Phillip Kalmanson create all types of jewelry using various materials and methods. They have even been known to mine their own gems to put into their works. 12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-819-1444 www.thepiratemuseum.com
Hastings Boulevard Car Show
Enjoy this car show that showcases antique cars and trucks of area car clubs from Daytona to Palatka and St. Augustine on Main Street. The event also includes music, food and a variety of booths featuring local businesses and vendors. The show is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost to enter a car into the show ranges from $25-$20. Main St., Hastings 904-692-1771 www.facebook.com/hastings.cumc
French Film at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe: All Together/Tous Ensemble
Sponsored by the French Club, this film in French with English subtitles will be screened at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home, and joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population. Admission is $5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Cupid’s Chocolate Tasting Tours
In honor of cupid’s special day Tour Saint Augustine offers a special walking tour of St. Augustine’s historic district where guests will get to experience unique chocolate selections at different culinary venues and foodie hot spots. This two-hour tour departs at 1 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine, where guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments at check in. The cost is $59 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.tourstaug.com
G. Love & Special Sauce at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes the return ofpioneering alternative hip-hop blues act G. Love & Special Sauce. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $35 and $30. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
An Evening with Acoustic Eidolon
The Gamble Rogers Music Festival presents An Evening with Acoustic Eidolon at the St. Augustine Art Association. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments and merchandise will be available. Admission is $20. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org
The St. Augustine Glory vs. South Florida Gold
The St. Augustine Glory, an American Basketball Association professional team, has come to the oldest city in the United States to bring professional basketball, family fun and excitement to this region. The Glory will tip off at 7 p.m. against the South Florida Gold at St. Augustine High School. Visit the website for ticket information. 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine 904-437-7298 www.saglory.com
3 Blind Dates Celebrates Valentine’s Weekend
An unscripted romantic comedy, 3 Blind Dates follows three single ladies through a round of speed dating and the dates that occur as a result. The audience selects which speed dater goes on a date with each of the ladies. Be sure to bring your dating stories to share as they just might be used in the show. 3 Blind Dates is a production of The Adventure Project and Mad Cowford Improv Comedy. The mingle begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m. at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Admission is $15 at the door and $13 in advance. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.adventure-project.com
Saturday & Sunday, February 10-11

26.2 With Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer
This 11th anniversary marathon devotes 100 percent of net race proceeds to breast cancer research. Donna Deegan’s famous marathon and half marathon on Sunday will start at THE PLAYERS Championship parking venue, 200 ATP Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach, at 7:30 a.m. The route winds through four beach communities, over the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge and finishes at Mayo Clinic. The 10K, 5K and Family Fun Run are on Saturday and start at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. in Jacksonville. The 10K starts at 8 a.m., 5K starts at 10 a.m. and Fun Run starts at 11 a.m. The 110 Ultra Marathon also takes place on Saturday and starts at THE PLAYERS Championship parking venue at 7:30 a.m. Visit the website for the registration fees and to register. 904-355-7465 www.breastcancermarathon.com
Deep Creek Kayak Trip
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for a beautiful guided paddle trip of Deep Creek. The tours take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday and begin at the Deep Creek Soft Launch. The paddle costs $20 per person for participants bringing their own kayaks and $40 per person for participants using a county kayak. To register contact Kelly Ussia. 7975 S.R. 207, Hastings 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.uswww.sjcfl.us/recreation
I Pagliacci and The Stranger’s Tale
First Coast Opera presents I Pagliacci and The Stranger’s Tale at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Performances are on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission is $40, and student admission with ID is $10. Tickets can be purchased through the website. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-417-5555 www.firstcoastopera.com
Valentine’s Day Weekend and Valentine’s Day Sails
Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend and Valentine’s Day aboard the Schooner Freedom. Day sails are from 12:15-2:15 p.m., sunset sails are from 4:15-6:15 p.m. and moonlight sails are from 6:45-8 p.m. Visit the website for ticket prices. The sails depart from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Call for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
Sunday, February 11

Guided Bird Walk
Anastasia State Park will host an educational Bird Walk program from 8:30-10:30 a.m. This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will 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 located at the end of the main park drive. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Valentine’s Golf Tournament
St. Johns Golf Club is hosting a Valentine’s golf tournament for couples. The tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The cost is $40 per person. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton 904-209-0350 www.sjgc.com
Hot ‘n Spicy Music & Food Fest
Spend the day at the Florida Agricultural Museum for an event that features live music, food and family friendly activities. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the festivities are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. General admission is $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630 www.floridaagmuseum.org
Made in St. Augustine a Handcrafted Festival
Celebrate everything made in the nation’s oldest city at Made in St. Augustine, a handcrafted festival at Francis Field from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Come hungry (and thirsty!) and explore the many tastes of St. Augustine under one roof. Meet local artists, jewelers, craftspeople, sculptors, designers, apothecaries, woodworkers, bakers, sauciers and makers of all kinds. General admission is $5, and admission for youth ages 5 and under is free. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine info@madeinstaugustinefest.com www.madeinstaugustinefest.com
Under the Streetlamp at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces that Under the Streetlamp’s Rockin’ Round the Clock, featuring former cast members of Jersey Boys and other hit Broadway musicals, will perform two sets of classic hits of the American radio songbook from the 1950s through the 1970s. Under the Streetlamp is a flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. The performances are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is $68 and $58. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
The Front Porch Series Presents John Moreland at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Front Porch Series, a free music series held on the 4,800-square-foot hardwood deck located on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre grounds, proudly announces that Americana singer-songwriter John Moreland will kick off the 2018 series. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

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