This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

April 9, 2018
Monday – Thursday, April 9-12
Ready Player One at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
In a virtual world called Oasis, a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder dies and the fortune that he leaves behind is the grand prize. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Saturday, April 9-14
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. The exhibition is on display through April 21. 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 Exhibition is on display through April 21. 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
Love Your Mother Eco Fashion Photo Expo
Enjoy this photography exhibition featuring fantastical outfits fashioned from recycled materials, including one custom line “The Painter” a the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. The Exhibition is open through April 21. 50 Executive Way. The Cultural Center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 904-280-0614 www.loveyourmotherstaug.com
Monday, April 9
Walk on the Wild Side
This walk at Anastasia State Park from 10 a.m.-noon enjoy a 2.5 mile guided walk  along the shoreline over the dunes and through the marshes and maritime hammock to learn about the park’s flora and fauna that populate the several ecosystems of the park. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. Meet in the beach parking lot at the end of the main park road. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The walk is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Tuesday, April 10
Inlet and Beach Walk
Join a guided walk around Matanzas Inlet. The National Park Service, in partnership with the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Estuarine Research Reserve, will present a program about inlet dynamics and what makes this area special from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet the guide near the Matanzas Inlet, at the parking lot on the west side of A1A, just north of the Matanzas Inlet Bridge at 11:15 a.m. Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen/bug spray and binoculars. Reservations are requested by phone or through the website. 8655 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-823-4500 www.nps.gov/foma
Plein Air Style Workshops
Local artist Barb Valentine provides instruction on following the light in plein air style painting at the North Shore Improvement Association Community Center on Vilano Beach. 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
Tuesday – Sunday, April 10-15
Spring Members Show
This exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases work created by the association’s members. The exhibition showing through April 26 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
8th Annual All-County Middle School Show
This exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases work created by local sixth through eighth grade students. 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
Wednesday, April 11
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
Thursday, April 12
Florida Humanities Council Speakers Series
Brendan Burke from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will share a talk titled Florida’s Fleet: A Boatbuilding and Fishing Legacy from the First Coast. Burke will guide the audience through the development of a unique shipping vessel in the 20th century right here in Northeast Florida and how its impact is still being realized today. The talk is at 6:30 p.m. in the Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $10. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org/speaker-series
Evenings at Whitney – Immunotherapy Approaches to Cancer Therapy
The guest speaker for this lecture at Whitney Laboratory is Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., Phyllis Kottler Friedman professor in the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery, state of Florida endowed cancer research chair at UF College of Medicine, director of cancer therapeutics and immuno-oncology at UF Health Cancer Center, and co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy. Mitchell will talk about how certain types of cancer can be treated by improving or restoring the functioning of the body’s immune system. 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
Thursday – Saturday, April 12-14
Bonnie & Clyde The Musical
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country. All shows start at 7 p.m. each day at St. Augustine High School. The show is staged by students at the St. Johns County Center for the Arts. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine 904-547-8530 www.eventbrite.com/e/bonnie-and-clyde-musical-theater-production-sahs-general-admission-tickets-tickets-43709622658
Thursday – Sunday, April 12 – 15
Rampage at World Golf Imax
Primatologist Davis Okove shares an unshakeable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. This film is showing at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame through April 22. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine
904-940-4123  www.worldgolfimax.com
Friday, April 13
Fins and Freedom Sail
Schooner Freedom Charters and Marineland Dolphin Adventure, the dolphin experts, are bringing a one-of-a-kind sailing experience. Guests will hear from Marineland educators about the world’s first oceanarium. 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
STYX and Don Felder at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents two juggernaut icons of classic rock, STYX and Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, live in concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show is at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $104-$39.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine
Amanda Shires and Her Band at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Critically acclaimed Americana singer-songwriter and fiddler Amanda Shires and Her Band will perform on stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $35-$25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Saturday, April 14
Run for Peace 5K
This 5K race begins at 8 a.m., and the course is fast, flat and fun. The race starts in front of the St. Johns County Pier and takes runners through scenic beach neighborhoods and then back to the pier. Registration ranges from $35-$25. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine
904-808-8544  www.runforpeace5k.org
14th Annual Bartram Bash
Celebrate William Bartram, the first American-born naturalist, with this family-friendly bash at Alpine Groves Park from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The event features Skin & Bones performing a live Old Florida hoedown, music by Tommy Bledsoe, educational booths, kid’s games and activities, yoga in the park, Stetson Kennedy Award presentations, a William Bartram re-enactor and an 8 a.m. bird walk with St. Johns County Audubon President Jean Rolke. Admission is free. 2060 S.R. 13, Switzerland 904-209-0348  www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you’re invited to join docents from 9-11 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
Blueberry Festival and Farm Lunch
The Blueberry Festival, including lunch, will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rype & Readi’s Elkton farm. Family fun will include cabbage chunkin’ catapulting, live music, kite flying, a petting zoo and hayrides. The brunch menu will feature seasonal fruit salad, blueberry key lime tarts, Brunswick stew, blueberry shortcake, blueberry crepes, BBQ chicken with rice and beans and blueberry nine-day coleslaw. The cost is $19.50 for adults and $9.50 for youth ages 2 and up. 5780 C.R. 305 Elkton   rypenreadi@gmail.com  www.rypeandreadi.com/happening
French Film at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A film in French, titled Fanny, with English subtitles will be screened at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. Admission is $5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock at Anastasia State Park from 1-2 p.m. Discover the park’s natural communities while exploring this unique trail. 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
Drum Runner Series Barrel Racing at St. Johns County Fairgrounds
Saddle up and head over to the St. Johns County Fairgrounds for monthly barrel, pole and other timed speed horse events. The event is open to the public and free for spectators. Awards will be presented for each age group in each event. The races begin at 5 p.m. at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-588-8017 www.sjchc.org
Living History Saunter
Join living history interpreters from 6-8 p.m. as they display St. Augustine’s colonial history in a timeline format. The interpreters walk from the City Gate down St. George Street and then to Aviles Street. They are available to answer questions about St. Augustine’s history and pose for pictures. info@staugustinegarrison.com  https://hfm.club
The Black Angels with Special Guest Black Lips at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Backyard Stage 
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre welcomes The Birds and the Bees Tour featuring indie psychedelic garage rock groups The Black Angels with Black Lips in an exhibition of sight and sound live from the Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $32 and $27. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
The Wailers at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Legendary Reggae band The Wailers will return to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $33.50 and $28.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367  www.pvconcerthall.com
Saturday & Sunday, April 14 & 15
Family Farm Days
Enjoy the weekend at the Florida Agricultural Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day for hands-on activities, demonstrations, live Florida folk music and much more. General admission is $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630 www.floridaagmuseum.org
Sunday, April 15
Just Tri It! Kids Triathlon
This is a great opportunity for youth ages 5-14 to participate in a non-competitive triathlon event at the Solomon Calhoun Center. Check in and bike drop off will be at 7 a.m., and the event starts at 8 a.m. Registration fees range from $40-$20. For event details and to register, visit the website. 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine 904-669-6612 www.sjcfl.us/recreation/youth/justtriit.aspx
In Observation of Our Feathered Friends’ Hike and Marsh Walk
Fort Mose Historic State Park will host an educational guided bird walk program at the park. Join birding expert Susan Killeen on a hike and birding exploration of our salt marsh and the secondary fort site island. Bring your rubber boots, binoculars, cameras, water and any other pertinent items to make your travel through the estuary more enjoyable. The walk is from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org
The Beach Boys at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly presents pop music legends The Beach Boys live in concert. The Beach Boys continue the legacy of the iconic American band. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show is at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $84-$44. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Dr. Dog with Special Guest Kyle Craft at  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly announces Philadelphia Indie rock group Dr. Dog with special guest Kyle Craft. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $33.50 and $28.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
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