This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

April 23, 2018
Monday – Thursday, April 23-26 
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 26. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Sunday, April 23-29

St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out
Hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association, the St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out is an eight-day, community-wide plein air event throughout St. Augustine to celebrate the area’s history. Selected works will be featured in the St. Augustine Plein Air Exhibition from May 4-31 at the St. Augustine Art Association. The cost to participate in the paint out is $45. Admission to view the exhibition is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org/pleinair

Tuesday, April 24

Night Market at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The Night Market, taking place the fourth Tuesday of each month at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre from 6-9 p.m., meets the demand for locally made goods and gifts. The Night Market will host up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods, and will also feature live entertainment and activities. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252 www.staugamphitheatre.com/p51-farmer-s-market.aspx
Wednesday, April 25

River-to-Sea Preserve Trail Walk
Take a free guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve and learn how Native Americans lived in the area. An interpretive guide will share information about the indigenous plants throughout the trail which is located near the GTM Field Office sign, just South of Marineland Dolphin Adventure (across from the ocean). The guide will begin the tour at 9 a.m. from the parking lot. Call for reservations. 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd., Palm Coast 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Discovery Marsh Walk
Explore the Anastasia Marsh Trail at Anastasia State Park with a park ranger and learn about the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Hikers will travel through the maritime hammock and tidal salt marsh while discovering the plant and animal life found in these natural communities. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. Meet in front of the ranger station. 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
Afternoon Insight: Mushrooms
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, this month’s topic focuses on mushrooms. The event is from 3-4 p.m. at the visitor center. Registration is available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
St. Jude Miracle on the Bayfront Gala
The gala, emceed by St. Augustine’s Attorney Patrick Canan and First Coast News Anchor/Reporter Jessica Clark, will take place at The White Room. The Gala features a cocktail hour with live entertainment by 5 O’clock Shadow, a dinner program and both silent and live auctions. The event conclude with dancing and desserts during the rooftop after party. The cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Admission is $150 per person. 1 King St., St. Augustine 850-907-1901 www.stjude.org/miracleonthebayfront
10,000 Maniacs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
10,000 Maniacs, the pioneering 1990s alternative and college rock group, will take the stage at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $40 and $38. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday, April 26

Lightner After Hours
Join the Lightner Museum at Lightner After Hours for an evening of enlightening conversation, exceptional music and exquisite cuisine from 6-8 p.m. in the museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are requested for beverages. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Spanish Wine Mixer
Enjoy a selection of different wines from several locations in Spain along with Spanish cuisine at TPC Sawgrass. The event takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost is $95 and up. Call for reservations. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-5105 www.tpc.com/sawgrass
Thursday & Friday, April 26-27

Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament
Brian Doyle Murray, author of the classic golf comedy, Caddyshack, along with five of his brothers present this annual golf tournament. Played at the King & Bear/Slammer & Squire courses at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, this is an event that combines parties, golf, concerts and fun. Visit the website for registration, schedules and more. 455 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine 904-940-8000 www.murraybrosgolf.com
Thursday – Sunday, April 26-29

Avengers: Infinity War at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Friday, April 27

Loggers, Greens, Leatherbacks, Oh My!
Learn about the sea turtles of Anastasia State Park and how to identify the turtle nests. Also, learn about hatching and the journey the turtles take from the beach to the ocean. The program will take place from 11 a.m.-noon at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill. 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
Yanni 25th Anniversary of Live at the Acropolis at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces that legendary performer and composer Yanni will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Live at the Acropolis on stage in St. Augustine. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $129-$34.1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Friday & Saturday, April 27&28

Candace Knapp and Ron Vellucci Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will pair the whimsical art of Candace Knapp with the mixed media art of Ron Vellucci. There will be an opening reception with live music on April 27 from 6-8 p.m. 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
The First Coast Pastel Society’s Juried Member Show
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features a juried member show of works from the First Coast Pastel Society. There will be an opening reception on April 27 from 6-8 p.m. 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

High School Musical at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life onstage as Troy, Gabriella andthe students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classesand extracurricular activities. Apex Theatre’s Friday’s performance starts at 8 p.m. and Saturday’s performances start at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Friday – Sunday, April 27-29

Hallowes Cove Historical Guided Kayak Tour
Enjoy a historic tour of the St. Johns River at Riverfront Park by kayak. The tours take place on Friday at 1 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at noon. Admission is $40 for participants who will be using a county kayak and $20 for participants supplying their own. Spaces are limited. Visit the website to register. 4065 S.R.13, St. Johns 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation

Saturday, April 28

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
Feel the Wheels
Presented by the Junior Service League of St. Augustine in partnership with tag! Children’s Museum of St. Augustine, this event offers youth the opportunity to explore many different types of vehicles. There will be food trucks, refreshments, music, superhero and Disney character appearances, a U.S. Marine transport truck, SJCSO, the SJC Fire Department, a kids zone with crafts and activities, the Swashbucklers and so much more. The event takes place at the St. Augustine Outlets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. General admission is $5 per person. Admission for youth ages 3 and under is free. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd., St. Augustine 904-910-0845 www.jslofstaugustine.org
St. Augustine Family Fun Fest
This is an all-day festival filled with activities for the kids and the kid in you at Francis Field. The event features live community entertainment, “Be the Hamster” snow cones, jumperamas, face painting, DJ line dancing, games, appearances by local law enforcement and military, fire trucks, car smash, costumed characters, community education, crafts, raffle items, vendors, beer, food trucks and more. New this year, 10 teams will compete in the team obstacle challenge course. Come out and watch the teams compete for the ultimate title. The event is from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and military. Admission for youth ages 12 and under is free. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine www.facebook.com/staugustinefamilyfunfest
Hall of Fame Speaker Series: Deane Beman & Mark McCumber
The World Golf Hall of Fame Speaker Series features creator of the TPC Sawgrass stadium design, Hall of Famer and former PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman and 1988 THE PLAYERS Champion Mark McCumber, which begins at 11 a.m. They will discuss the many highlights in their careers, including their time playing on the TPC Sawgrass course. The event is included with admission into the museum. General admission is $20.95. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Uptown Saturday Night
Uptown Saturday Night is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 5-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday Night takes place year-round and combines a festive party atmosphere with hospitality and special deals in the unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue, concentrated between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. Many participating shops also serve refreshments. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking most months. 904-829-6831 www.facebook.com/uptownstaugustine
Dolphin Paddle on Salt Run
Join Anastasia Watersports and Marineland Dolphin Adventure for a fun-filled interpretive paddle of Salt Run at Anastasia State Park from 5-7 p.m. The park’s estuarine tidal marsh is teeming with plant and animal life – hop into a kayak, paddle onto Salt Run, and keep an eye for birds, turtles, manatees and especially dolphins. Anastasia Watersports staff will provide illuminating details about the ecosystem and the myriad wildlife that inhabit it. Terran, a dolphin expert from Marineland, will fill guests in on fascinating facts about the dolphins that are born, breed and thrive in our waterway. The event will start with 30 minutes of classroom discussion followed by 90 minutes of paddling. The cost ranges from $40-$25. 850 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Roscolusa Songwriters Festival
At this festival, songwriters from Nashville perform and share the stories behind their songs. Enjoy an evening of popular music. Plus, there will be local food trucks and vendors. The event will also have a Kids Corner. The show is from 5-10 p.m., and gates open at 4 p.m. at Nocatee. General admission is $10. VIP tickets are available for $100. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach www.roscolusa.com
Full Moon Paddle
From 6:30-8 p.m. join Ocean Extreme Sports for a stand-up paddleboard experience while watching the sunset and the full moon rise. The paddle starts from the Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp through Salt Run, depending on the weather and tidal conditions. The cost to participate is $40 if the full equipment rental is needed and $10 per person if you have your own equipment. The mandatory safety meeting is 15 minutes prior to start. Life jacket, whistle and board light are required to paddle. 442 Vista Ave., St. Augustine 904-460-6735

Full Moon Kayak EcoTour
Join Ripple Effect EcoTours for a special full moon, professionally guided kayaking experience of the salt marsh estuary. The tour is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The price is $55 for adults and $45 for youth ages 15 and under. Kayak and equipment included. Visit the website or call for reservations. 101 Tolstoy Ln, St. Augustine 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com

A Gatsby Carnival
Volkswagen of St. Augustine is hosting its fifth annual A Gatsby Carnival at the Lightner Museum, 75 King St., from 7-11 p.m. Guests are encouraged to get dressed in their finest 1920s attire. Two authentic, 1920s classic cars will be onsite. There will be live jazz music as well as cocktails plus a spread of heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $100 for a pair or $55 each. Also, there will be an after party at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St., from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.  www.gatsbyforcharity.com
Sunday, April 29

Tour de Forts Classic
Hosted by the North Florida Bicycle Club, the Tour de Forts Classic is a one-day event designed for all road cyclists. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at St. Augustine High School, and packet pick-up is available at 6:30 a.m. Ride through history past the Castillo de San Marcos to Fort Matanzas. The longer routes offer a ride through farmlands, the Palatka-to-St. Augustine State Trail and along the St. Johns River. Five distances are available: 26, 37, 56, 70 and 100 miles. The club will provide pre-ride snacks, rest stops stocked with food, water and Gatorade, marked routes, maps, mechanical support, SAGs, motorcycle safety escorts and a post-ride lunch. Registration ranges from $70-$65. 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine  www.raceroster.com/events/2018/13984/tour-de-forts-classic

5K Race to the Taste
This race starts and ends at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with the course going through Anastasia State Park and surrounding neighborhoods. The race begins at 11 a.m., and registration for the race is $30 day of race and $25 in advance. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-829-3295

Taste of St. Augustine
This signature food festival at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre serves up tastes from St. Augustine’s famous restaurants. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the area’s best restaurants will offer samples of their signature dishes. Restaurants will compete for the prestigious TOStA (Taste of St. Augustine) awards, with categories including Best Family Dining, Best Ethnic, Best Upscale and Best Dessert, as well as the ever-popular People’s Choice. Everyone gets to vote. There will be children’s area with fun activities including crafts and face-painting as well as live music throughout the day. Admission is $5 and taste tickets are $1 each with restaurants charging between 1-5 tickets per taste. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-829-3295 www.epicbh.org
Nature Hike
Get outdoors and explore with a guided one-mile hike at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. The hike will begin at the picnic area at 1 p.m. Bring plenty of water and comfortable shoes. The hike is included in admission to the park, which ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783  www.washingtonoaks.org

Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month, enjoy live music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-8 p.m. on stage at the Limelight Theatre. This month’s performance is by I Like Dandelions (Saint Germaine). Admission is $5. Refreshments are available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Sunset and Full Moon Paddle
Experience breathtaking views as the sun sets and the full moon rises, illuminating the Salt Run tidal basin at Anastasia State Park from 7-8:30 p.m. Multiple watercraft options are available to rent, including single kayaks, tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The paddle includes an interpretive, storytelling element. Check in 15 minutes prior to departure. The cost is $35 for the program and rental, including lifejackets and paddles, and $20 for the program if a rental is not needed. 850 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Cuz We Love Cuz: A Benefit Concert Featuring JJ Grey & Mofro and Friends
North Florida’s very own soulful southern swamp rock group JJ Grey & Mofro will host a benefit concert Cuz We Love Cuz. From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $40. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Full Moon Sail

Enjoy a moonlit evening aboard the Schooner Freedom as it sails through St. Augustine’s Matanzas Bay. This sailing excursion departs at 8:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. There will be live music. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $40 ticket. Call for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

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