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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

Beauty and The Beast, IMAX 3D Hollywood Film, Record Fair, Hermitage Piano Trio, 80s Prom Night, fun run, kayaking, tours, concerts, theatre, The Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament

 

March 20, 2017 

Monday – Sunday, March 20 – 26

 

Beauty and The Beast, IMAX 3D Hollywood Film
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Saturday, March 20 – 25  
Jacksonville Watercolor Society Exhibition 

This exhibition is hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. It features works from the Jacksonville Watercolor Society. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

Head Space Exhibition by Jamie Isenstein

The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum showcases the artwork of Jamie Isenstein in an exhibition titled Head Space, which includes recent and past work of the New York artist. Isenstein’s photography and sculptures on display represent reflections of the body. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. The museum is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m-4 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530

Tuesday, March 21

Third Tuesday – GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture

This free lecture series is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 10-11 a.m. at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. This month’s lecture features Jeremy Owens from Florida State University. The lecture title is Climate Change and Ancient Ocean Chemistry. Tickets must be purchased online. Please bring ticket to the Marineland gift shop on the day of the scheduled presentation to gain entry. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. at the gift shop to be escorted to the classroom. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-823-4500

Community Lecture Series – Rising Tides and Racism: Addressing Contemporary Problems through Public Archaeology
Hosted by Flagler College, the talk is titled Rising Tides and Racism: Addressing Contemporary Problems through Public Archaeology. Sarah Miller will be the guest speaker, and she will talk about the impacts of climate change on heritage sites and racism in the form of neglected African-American cemeteries. The lecture takes place at 10 a.m. in the Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College. Admission is $5. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-826-8617 www.flagler.edu/communitylectures
Tuesday – Sunday, March 21 – 26

 

Miniature Marks 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
Wednesday, March 22   

Matanzas Inlet Guided Walk

From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., enjoy a free, guided interpretive walk around Matanzas Inlet. Presented by the GTM Research Reserve and the National Park Service, the walk features an explanation of the ever-changing shoreline, tidal flats, beaches, dunes, dune vegetation and the dynamics of natural sand movement. 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 by 11:15 a.m. Call for reservations. 8655 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-823-4500 www.nps.gov/foma

The 26th Annual Lenten Organ Concert Series

For the past 26 years, Memorial Presbyterian Church has provided beautiful mid-day organ music through the Lenten season with the Annual Lenten Organ Concert Series. Organists from Northeast Florida share their talent on the church’s magnificent Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. For this concert, Jean Spyksma performs at noon. There will be a free-will offering. 32 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451 www.memorialpcusa.org

Ideas & Images at Flagler College – Automobiles, National Parks and the Origins of Modern Wilderness Advocacy

The guest speaker is Paul Sutter from the University of Colorado Boulder. In this lecture, Sutter will explore the complex relationship between the rise of automobiles and wilderness advocacy. This free event is at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7 p.m. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-819-6443

Wednesday – Friday, March 22- 24

The Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament

For 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 Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, this is an event that combines parties, golf, concerts and fun. Visit the website for corporate and individual registration, schedules, participation and more. 500 S. Legacy Trl., St. Augustine 904-940-8000 www.murraybrosgolf.com

St. Augustine Fashion Week

The Lightner Museum is pleased to host St. Augustine Fashion Week spring 2017. Three evenings of high-style fashions take the runway on the Lightner Museum’s mezzanine floor overlooking the historic pool area. Designers are both local and national. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. Admission starts at $50 per evening event. Food and drinks as well as bags full of goodies are provided. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-669-9245

Thursday, March 23

 

Coquina Rock Beach Walk

Evenings at Whitney presented by Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns at 7 p.m. with the program titled From Fast to Ultra-Fast: The Biological World of Extreme Movement. Duke University Associate Professor of Biology Sheila Patek will talk about the fastest movements found in organisms, including that of the mantis shrimp, a marine predator that has the fastest feeding strike measured of any animal. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Registration or reservations are not necessary. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu

Game of Theatre Renaissance Celebration
You’re invited to the 25th Season Gala of the Limelight Theatre from 6-10 p.m. at The River House. The evening includes music by the St. Johns County Center for the Arts, seated dinner prepared by The Raintree Restaurant, dancing and silent auction. Tickets are $100 each. Call for reservations. 179 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Flagler Forum on Government and Public Policy – Howard Schneider
The guest speaker of this free forum hosted by Flagler College is Howard Schneider, founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University. The 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
Thursday – Sunday, March 23- 26 
St. Augustine Race Week

This event features four great days of multiple sailing events with racing formats for everyone. This is a citywide sailing celebration with spectator-friendly races on the bayfront and free entertainment. Visit the website for the race and event schedule. This event is sponsored by the First Coast Sailing Association and raises funds to send underprivileged children to local sailing camps. 904-687-5145 www.staugustineraceweek.com

Friday, March 24
Trout Creek Kayak Trip

Join the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department on a guided kayak tour at Trout Creek Park at 10 a.m. Tour attendees will experience Trout Creek and learn about the area’s freshwater ecosystems. The cost is $20 per person for participants bringing their own kayak; $40 per person for participants using a county kayak. Space is limited. Call to reserve a space. 6795 Collier Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation

I Love The 90s Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of the I Love The 90s Tour with the 2017 lineup featuring 90s hit-makers Vanilla Ice, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Biz Markie, All-4-One and Young MC. The tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. Admission ranges from $73.50-$53.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
St. Augustine Community Band Spring Concert
The 70-member St. Augustine Community Band with members ranging in age from 16-80 will perform a Spring Concert at Pacetti Bay Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The performance will showcase a range of music from folk songs to classics. Admission is $15 for adults; children 12 and under are free. 245 Meadowlark Ln., St. Augustine 607-343-6441 www.staugband.org
Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25 
M & I Garmash Exhibition and Reception with the Artists 
The works of husband-and-wife team Michael and Inessa Garmash will be on display at Cutter & Cutter Fine Art in Ponte Vedra Beach. There will be a reception with the artists on both Friday and Saturday from 6-9:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be available. Visit the website to register online. Admission is free. 333 Village Main St. #640, Ponte Vedra Beach
Saturday, March 25 
Fourth 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 is included with regular admission to the reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
FSM Run With a Mission 5K and 10K
This event that takes place in Nocatee features a 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun run through the community of Nocatee Greenway Trails. The race starts and ends at the vacant lot near the Publix Shopping Center. The races will conclude with fun family activities, including a bounce house, music, face painting and post-run food. The 10K begins at 8:30 a.m. The 5K and 1-mile fun run begin at 8:40 a.m. Registration costs range from $35-$20. Village Lake Dr. and Town Plaza Ave., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-316-8122
ACA Kayak Quickstart Course
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, this event teaches the fundamentals of kayaking, such as planning your trip, water safety, paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The course is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Trout Creek Park and is led by two Level 2 Certified ACA instructors. The cost to register is $80. Call to make a reservation. 6795 Collier Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Last Saturday – Uptown Saturday
Uptown Saturday is the perfect event for fashionistas, art lovers and antique shoppers from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. Uptown Saturday 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
Book Reading and Launch Party
A reading and launch party for the memoir titled The Place of Peace and Crickets: How Adoption, Heartache, and Love Built a Family by Tricia Booker, local professor and author, will be held from 4-6 p.m. at Genung’s Fish Camp. The book is about Booker’s personal account of the frustration, depression, joy, heartache and love that goes along with building a family through international adoption. Booker will be on hand for book signings and a question-and-answer session. The event is free and open to the public. 291 Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine 386-237-4500 www.triciabooker.com
Fourth Saturday – Free Historic Walking Tour
History comes alive as you saunter through the narrow brick streets of our nation’s oldest city for an up close and personal view of the city. Our licensed, professional guide will relate more than 400 years of St. Augustine’s past during this all-encompassing 1.5-hour history lesson. You’ll be intrigued and inspired as you hear tales of the Colonial Exploration Period, the opulent Henry Flagler Development Period, and the modern Civil Rights Movement and events that took place. This tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
Changing of the Guard
At 6 p.m., see history come to life when 18th century Spanish soldiers march down St. Augustine’s St. George Street from the Colonial Quarter to the Governor’s House Cultural Center & Museum where they perform authentic military drills before firing an exciting volley of musketry. The event features the St. Augustine Garrison. 48 King St., St. Augustine 616-990-5456 www.hfm.club/garrison/cog
Madrigal Dinner 
Join the St. Johns County Center for the Arts Chorus and Musical Theatre students for dinner and a comedic, interactive and fun-filled performance at the St. Augustine Agricultural Center from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required and are available by phone or online. Tickets are $35. 3125 Agricultural Center Dr., St. Augustine 904-546-8530 www.eventbrite.com/e/madrigal-dinner-by-sjcca-tickets-32487762773?aff=eac2
Mineral City Celebration
Presented by the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, this is an island-themed event from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. At the event, Donna Deegan will be honored for her work in the community. Enjoy music by Island Paradise Band and come dressed in island attire. There will be a raffle to win a trip to Hawaii, Ireland, Rome or Tuscany. Tickets for the event are $125 per person. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 617-429-3080 www.mineralcitycelebration.com
80s Prom Night
Relive the 1980s by attending the 80s Prom Night hosted by Friends of Engine 3 from 7-10 p.m. at DOS Coffee The Parlor Room. The event features live music by The Prom Kings, beer, wine and spirits as well as food trucks. This event is for those ages 21 and over. Tickets are $20. 300 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-347-3185 www.foe3.org
1964: The Tribute at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announces the return of 1964: The Tribute, the best Beatles tribute on earth. 1964: The Tribute takes audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $54-$34. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Improvapalooza

This event, which celebrates the one-year anniversary of The Adventure Project, features a big improv comedy show at the Corazon Cinema and Café. The acts include Beastwood, It’s All About Amy, More Cowbell and Street Improv. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door; $8 in advance. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.adventure-project.com

EMMA Concert Association Presents the Hermitage Piano Trio

The Hermitage Piano Trio features exuberant musicality, interpretative range and sumptuous sound. The trio represents its Russian lineage while also including in its repertoire a range of works from the great European tradition to contemporary pieces. The performance is at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $35. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine

Sunday, March 26

 

Spring 2017 St. Augustine Record Fair
The St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by local record store ToneVendor and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The fair is a free, family friendly event and is open to the public. Music lovers and collectors are invited to shop thousands of music-related items, including new and used vinyl records, CDs, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. There will also be fun activities for the entire family, such as face painting and the St. Johns County Library Bookmobile. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
St. Augustine WOMENS Symposium
Hosted by Women with a Purpose, this year’s theme is Success Looks Good on You. The event from 5-7 p.m. features food, fun, games, guest speakers and motivation to empower women. Tickets are $10. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine 904-501-6255 www.eventbrite.com/e/st-augustine-womens-symposium-tickets-28050171819

Last Sunday – Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month at the Limelight Theatre, enjoy live acoustic music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-9 p.m. on stage in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre. This month’s performance features Ramona Quimby. Admission is $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
La Grande Vadrouille Presented by St. Augustine Film Society
The St. Augustine Film Society presents a free showing of the film La Grande Vadrouille at Temple Bet Yam at 6:30 p.m. The French film, released in 1966, tells the story about a plane that was shot down over Paris and how the pilot and crew evade capture. 2055 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine 904-254-9524 www.eventbrite.com/e/st-augustine-film-society-la-grande-vadrouille-tickets-32573496204
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is pleased to welcome country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. By age 21, Skaggs was already considered a recognized master of one of America’s most demanding art forms. Skaggs counts the current configuration of Kentucky Thunder among the best group of musicians in which he has ever worked. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $56.50 and $46.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
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