This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

March 12, 2018
Monday – Thursday, March 12-15 
A Wrinkle In Time at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Saturday, March 12 – 17
Larry Wilson, Angela Casini and Joe Crozier Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will display the ceramic art of Larry Wilson, paintings of Angela Casini and encaustic works of Joe Crozier.  Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Spring Exhibition by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will display works by the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday, March 13
Walk Through Time
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with the County Cultural Resource Coordinator to offer a new and exciting program on the history of Butler Beach at Frank B. Butler Park East. Take a walk back in time and learn about the important cultural and ecological history of this unique area. This event is from 10-11:30 a.m. Please make a reservation by phone or e-mail. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.us www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Plein Air Style Workshop
Vilano Beach Art Programs offers an instructional art session at the North Shore Improvement Association Community Center on Vilano Beach. From 12:30-3:30 p.m., local artist Barb Valentine provides instruction on following the light in plein air style painting. Participants must bring own supplies. The cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for members. 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine 850-516-5387 www.vilanobeachfl.com/a1a-multi-use-trail/14-events/49-art-program
National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Presented by EMMA Concert Association. 
EMMA Concert Association presents the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba with Conductor Enrique Perez Mesa as part of its Winter Orchestral Series. The concert takes place at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
Tuesday – Sunday, March 13-18
Miniature Marvels Exhibition
This is a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association. The exhibition features 2D and 3D pieces that are no larger than 12 inches, including the frame. 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. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 

Thursday, March 15
 
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock at Anastasia State Park from 11 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Hilltop Picnic Area, near the parking lot. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The hike is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Throwback Thursday: The Man Who Knew Too Much at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumbles on to an assassination plot, and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. 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
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy
The guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College is Mark Murray, senior political editor at NBC News. This lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481 www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-events/lectures
Thursday – Sunday, March 15 – 18
Tomb Raider at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Corpse! at the Limelight Theatre
Corpse!, set in London in 1936, is not so much a whodunnit as a whodunnit to whom. As with most foolproof plans, things do not go as they should and people are not what they seem. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 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, March 16
Dedication of Memorial Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Anniversary
Memorial Presbyterian Church is hosting an event to honor the anniversary of the dedication of the sanctuary in 1890. From 9 a.m. till noon, there will be guided tours of the sanctuary and organ demonstrations. At noon there will be a luncheon in the fellowship hall featuring Dr. Walter Campbell, author of who wrote a biography of William Rand Kenan Jr.. Reservations are requested for the luncheon which is  $20 per person. 36 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451 www.memorialpcusa.org
Loggers, Greens, Leatherbacks, Oh My!
Join in discovering the wonderful sea turtles of Anastasia State Park. Learn about identifying turtle nests, hatching and the great journey sea turtles begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in the ocean. The program will take place from 1-2 p.m. at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill.The hike is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Fins and Freedom Sail
Guests will hear from Marineland educators about the world’s first oceanarium aboard this special Schooner Freedom sailing. Also, guests will learn about dolphins and the conservation efforts at Marineland. Complimentary beverages included. Passengers may bring snacks or a picnic. Ticket price includes the sail and admission into Marineland. The boat departs at 2:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and lasts two hours. Ticket costs are $60 adults and $45 for youth under age 16. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
Nahko My Name Is Bear Tour at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents hip-hop and folk rock artist Nahko and his My Name Is Bear Tour.  Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $35 and $31.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
An Evening with Foreigner with The Dave Eggar Orchestra at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Rock icons Foreigner return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a very special performance featuring The Dave Eggar Orchestra. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $104-$44. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Friday – Sunday, March 16-18
 
Free Kayak Trip
You’re invited for this free kayak trip hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. The trip begins at Alpine Groves Park and takes participants along the St. Johns River to explore the history and plants of the area. The trip is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Call or email to register. 2060 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
The popular St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival returns bringing boatloads of seafood delicacies, entertainment and 100 artisans to the Ancient City for three days of food and fun including a musical lineup featuring a Grammy nominee and regional favorites. On Saturday and Sunday free parking will be available at the St. Johns County Health Department, 200 San Sebastian View, or at the north San Marco lot, 301 San Marco Ave. Shuttles will pick up and drop off visitors at these two locations during festival hours. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and free for youth ages 15 and under. The festival takes place at Francis Field. The hours are Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-1753 www.lionsfestival.com
Saturday, March 17
8th Annual Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic
This free fishing clinic at the Vilano Beach Fishing Pier is for youth ages 12 and under. The first 200 participants will receive a free fishing pole, goodie bag and lunch. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information call or visit the website. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine 904-814-0515 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
The 22nd Annual Vilano Bridge 5K and 10K Run & Walk
The Vilano Bridge 5K and 10k run/walk starts at 8 a.m. at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park.  Visit the website for registration information. 120 Meadow Ave., St. Augustine 904-461-1615 www.vilanobeachfl.com/run
Spring-4-A-Cause 5K – A Run For ReAnna
Participate in this race to help end domestic violence. It begins at the St. Augustine Shores Riverview Club at 8 a.m.  Registration ranges from $35-$25. 790 Christina Dr., St. Augustine 386-747-3532 www.racesmith.com
Beach Exploration at the GTM Research Reserve
Join the GTM Research Reserve on the third Saturday each month for this family friendly beach walk at the Guana North Beach location from 9-11 a.m. Participants will learn about the animals that live at the beach as well as other interesting beach facts. Parking is $3 per vehicle. 601 Old Ponte Vedra Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Founding of Fort Mose
Fort Mose, founded by Spanish Florida Governor Manuel de Montiano in 1738, was the first legally sanctioned free Black community in the continental United States. This event begins with a reading of the governor’s proclamation that provided freedom to Captain Francisco Menendez and his militia men and established Fort Mose. Then, the site will be blessed by Franciscan Friar Don Joseph de Leon. The free event is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/fort-mose
Ultimate Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt
Bring your smartphone or digital camera and have fun taking pictures to complete a photo scavenger hunt while exploring Anastasia State Park from 10 a.m.-noon. Work alone or as a team to compete for prizes and have fun in the Great Outdoors. Please bring a refillable water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, appropriate clothing and wear comfortable shoes. To participate you must meet at the Island Beach Grill in the park at the start of the program and return to the same meeting spot at the end of the program. The event is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd. St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com
Encore Film from the St. Augustine Film Festival
A showing of the film In the Bed  with Victoria will take place at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. This is a hilarious and tender comedy.Admission is $10. Admission for all-access pass holders is free. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Black Heritage & Civil Rights Walking Tour
Join St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours for a walking tour of historical sites in St. Augustine where more than 400 years of African American History lives. Visit several locations that were significant to the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine and follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King and Andrew Young. This 1.5-hour guided tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales for this tour will be donated to the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum in St. Augustine. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugustineblackheritagetours.com
Gamble Rogers Music Festival Concert
The Gamble Rogers Music Festival hosts this concert featuring national champion guitarist Richard Smith at the Whitney Laboratory Lohman Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments and merchandise will be available. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org
1964: The Tribute The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Back by popular demand, Strut Productions and BPE Productions present 1964: The Tribute The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth live at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Experience a Beatles’ concert the way it was performed more than 50 years ago. 1964: The Tribute focuses on the quintessential moment in history when The Beatles actually played before a live audience. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $54.50-$34.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Tiffany at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes multi-platinum pop singer-songwriter Tiffany to the stage. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $63.50-$33. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Saturday & Sunday, March 17-18
St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival
The St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival features some of the nation’s best artists and crafters and offers jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, photography, handmade soaps and much more. All items are made in the USA. The event is Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier Park. Admission is free. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 352-344-0657 www.tnteventsinc.com
Sunday, March 18
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock at Anastasia State Park from 11 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Hilltop Picnic Area, near the parking lot. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The hike is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Spring 2018 St. Augustine Record Fair
The Spring 2018 St. Augustine Record Fair returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The biannual St. Augustine Record Fair is a free for music lovers and collectors to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, posters, turntable equipment and supplies,  and more. The event is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
137th Annual St. Ambrose Spring Fair
The entire family will enjoy this spring festival from noon-4 p.m. featuring live music by local entertainers, great food, including Minorcan clam chowder and pilau, and special fun and games for the kids at St. Ambrose Church in Elkton. Admission and parking are free. 6070 Church Rd., Elkton 904-692-1366 www.saintambrose-church.org/page9.html
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