This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!


Yoga on the Beach, Annual Honors Show, Easter Eggstravaganza, Easter Egg Hunts, Native Plant Hike, Chocolate Datil Pepper Eating Contest, Blackbeard's Ball, National Park Weekend, Easter Sunrise Service

April 10, 2017 

Monday, April 10

Knighting Ceremony
The Knighting Ceremony hosted by the St. Augustine Easter Festival Committee and St. Augustine Royal Family will be held in the west courtyard of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine at 6 p.m. The event recognizes people in the St. Augustine community. The event is free and open to the public. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-669-8713
Monday – Saturday, April 10 – 15

Art of Healing Exhibition
This exhibition is hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and features body painting portraits by Heather Aguilera, youth works from Art with a Heart in Healthcare, and portrait photography by Pablo Rivera of the center’s music therapy program youth. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614

Glass and Serigraphs Exhibition
This exhibition is hosted by The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and features works by Thomas Kite and Daryl Bunn. Kite’s glass installations are abstracts of rich primary colors. Bunn’s work features bold black lines and contrasting yellow and red geometric shapes. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614

Tuesday, April 11

Yoga on the Beach
Each Tuesday morning through September, join yoga fitness instructor Emily Johnson as she leads a free Yoga session on St. Augustine Beach Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. -weather permitting. The yoga sessions take place on the beach at Ocean Hammock Walkover, 978 A1A Beach Blvd.  Love donations are excepted.  904-461-9415

Community Lecture Series – The Hidden Curriculum: The Decorum of Space, Time and Consumption in the Digital Age
Hosted by Flagler College, the talk is titled The Hidden Curriculum: The Decorum of Space, Time and Consumption in the Digital Age. James Pickett, associate professor of communication at Flagler College, will be the guest speaker. 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
Deaf Awareness Day at Flagler College
Participate in Deaf Awareness Day hosted by the Deaf Awareness Club of Flagler College from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the west lawn. The event features games, performances and an opportunity to learn more about the deaf community and culture. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481
Portugal. The Man at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes indie rock band Portugal. The Man and guests HDBeenDope and DJ Black Daniels to Ponte Vedra Beach. Portugal. The Man produced six full-length albums in six years with nonstop touring, including a performance with The Black Keys and festival stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Portugal. The Man’s seventh album is a collaborative work with Danger Mouse. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $37 and $32. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
Tuesday – Sunday, April 11 – 16

Annual Honors Show
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association presents the best of the best. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, honors award-winning artists throughout the past three years. 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
Wednesday, April 12

Yoga on the Estuary
Enjoy yoga every Wednesday at the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center from 8-9 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat. The event is free and open to the public; donations are accepted. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-315-9037

Easter Eggstravaganza at First United Methodist Church
Join First United Methodist Church for a free Easter egg hunt from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is for youth up to fifth grade. Participants are encouraged to bring a basket to collect eggs. 118 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-3459
Easter Egg Hunt at St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church
St. Augustine Shores United Methodist Church is offering an Easter egg hunt from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 724 Shores Blvd., St. Augustine 904-797-4416
Spring Gathering
Hosted by the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation, this event celebrates Florida’s manatees from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Augustine Yacht Club. The guest speaker is Jason A. Ferrante. The doors open at 5 p.m., and food and drinks are available to purchase. 442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine 904-501-8597
Wednesday – Sunday, April 12 – 16

The Salesman at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
While both participating in a production of Death of a Salesman, a teacher’s wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife’s traumatized objections. Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant. Directed by Asghar Farhadi, who also helmed the Oscar-winning feature A Separation, this movie can be seen at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe on Wednesday through Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Thursday, April 13

Easter Egg Hunts Presented by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting two Easter egg hunts at two different locations on this date for youth ages 8 and under. Both Easter egg hunts are from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The first location is Veterans Park located at 1332 Veterans Parkway in St. Johns. The second location is Palencia located at 405 Palencia Village Dr. There will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring a basket for collecting eggs. The events are free. 904-209-0377
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, April 13, 15 & 16

The Ten Commandments at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Enjoy this film classic on the big screen at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon on Thursday, 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Join us as Charlton Heston and an immortal cast of actors bring the everlasting story of Moses. The cost ranges from $18-$10. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736
Thursday – Sunday, April 13- 16

The Fate of the Furious, IMAX 2D Hollywood Film
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage – and to bring home the man who made them a family. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Saturday, April 15

Easter Egg Hunts at Adventure Landing
Adventure Landing is offering two Easter egg hunts plus a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter egg hunts are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.; registration begins at 8:15 a.m. A $3 donation per participating youth is suggested, which will benefit the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corp. 2780 S.R. 16, St. Augustine 904-827-9400

Easter Egg Hunt at Anastasia Baptist Church
Join Anastasia Baptist Church at 9:15 a.m. for a free Easter Egg Hunt. The event is offered for youth ages 1 through 5th grade. To sign up, contact the church office. 1650 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-2166

Eggstravaganza at Chets Creek Church Nocatee Campus
From 9:30 a.m.-noon, participate in this free event at the Chets Creek Church Nocatee campus that features Easter egg hunts, food, games, activities for youth and face painting. 105 Greenleaf Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-223-5954

Native Plant Hike at Faver-Dykes State Park
Join Eric Powell of the Native Plant Society for this hike through Faver-Dykes State Park at 10 a.m. It is recommended to wear insect repellent, sunscreen and comfortable shoes and bring water. Admission into the park ranges from $5-$2. The walk is included with admission. 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine 904-794-0997

Nocatee Farmers Market Spring Fling Festival
From 10 a.m. to 2p.m. the Nocatee Farmers Market takes Spring Festival will feature the Easter bunny, petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, Easter crafts and live music. 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra 904-924-6863

Easter Egg Hunts Presented by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting two Easter egg hunts at two different locations on this date for youth ages 8 and under. Both Easter egg hunts are from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The first location is Treaty Park located at 1595 Wildwood Dr. in St. Augustine. The second location is Al Wilkie Park located at 6140 Main St. in Hastings. There will be photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget to bring a basket for collecting eggs. The events are free. 904-209-0377

Easter Egg Hunt at Palm Valley Baptist Church
Hundreds of eggs can be found during this free Easter egg hunt offered by Palm Valley Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. There will be a hot dog roast following the egg hunt. 4890 Palm Valley Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-285-2447

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Admission is free; donations encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273
Chocolate Datil Pepper Eating Contest
Visit Hot Shot Bakery and feel the heat as contestants compete to be this year’s star on the Wall of Flame. The Datil pepper is St. Augustine’s hot little pepper, which has been a part of the local culinary scene for hundreds of years. The competition starts at 3 p.m. The first place winner will receive a golden fire hydrant plus $50. The second place winner will receive lunch for two at Hot Shot Bakery. 47 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-824-7898

Free 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. A licensed, professional guide takes you to several locations that were significant to the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, and you will hear stories and see history come alive as you follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King and Andrew Young. You will learn of Martin Luther King’s visit to St. Augustine as well as see the site of the famous Woolworth’s demonstration. This 1.5-hour tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required; individual bookings only. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087

Blackbeard’s Ball 
This grand ball hosted by Blackbeard at Fort Menendez from 6-11 p.m. features an evening of food, music, rum and all things pirate. The cost is $49, which benefits Ancient City Privateer. 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 386-405-9189

Adam Sandler and Friends – Here Comes The Funny Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes world-famous comedians Adam Sandler and guests David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider as part of the Netflix presents Sandy Wexler’s Here Comes The Funny Tour. Throughout the years, Adam Sandler and David Spade have collaborated on various movies, viral Saturday Night Live skits and popular TV series. Now, the funny friends are teaming up to take their stand-up show on the road, along with a few more of their hilarious compadres, for the cross-country comedy adventure. Doors open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $199.50-$49.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367

Saturday & Sunday, April 15 & 16

National Park Weekend
National Park Week is a celebration of America’s national heritage. The purpose of the celebration is to make connections, explore places, discover open spaces, enjoy affordable vacations and enhance the national parks. On the weekends of National Park Week, admission is free into every national park, including the Castillo de San Marcos.

Easter Sunday, April 16

Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service
Greet the Easter sunrise at Crescent Beach. The program, presented by Crescent Beach Baptist Church, begins at 7 a.m. on the beach with special music and an inspiring message. Crescent Beach ramp, St. Augustine 904-794-7777
Vilano Beach Easter Sunrise Service
This year marks the 17th year of the Easter Sunrise Service on Vilano Beach, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Leading the service will be Pastor Sam Schlegel of The Church at Vilano and the Praise Team from First United Methodist Church. Beginning at 7 a.m., this 45-minute worship service will include songs, scripture readings, a message and an interpretive dance. Due to the beach sand replacement project, vehicles are not allowed on Vilano Beach, and the beach ramp is closed to traffic. An experienced parking team will direct cars to appropriate lots and spaces. People should be prepared to come early and walk to the beach. Cars needing to drop off passengers may use two traffic circles near the beach walkovers. Late arrivals must use the walkways over the dunes. Attendees may want to bring chairs, blankets, sunglasses, cameras and friends. Access to Vilano Beach is off Coastal Highway (A1A north), two miles due east of the library on North Ponce de Leon (US-1). 904-217-9769
Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Presbyterian Church
The youth Easter egg hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the church lawn located on the corner of Sevilla and Carrera streets. Infants to fifth graders are invited to participate. A brunch is offered after the egg hunt. 32 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-829-6451

Easter Brunch at Vernon’s in the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Vernon’s in the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is serving Easter brunch from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. It features starters, soups, salads, carving station, seafood station, entrees, sides and a dessert table. Also, there will be youth activities, including foam egg decorating and coloring sheets at 11 a.m., sand art pictures at 1 p.m. and hula hoops and relay races at 3 p.m. The cost is $65 for adults and $24 for youth ages 6-12. The cost for the sand art is $5. Reservations are available by phone or at 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-3405

Easter at Hammock Beach
Grab the family and hop on over to Easter at Hammock Beach. More than just great brunch, Easter at Hammock Beach includes live entertainment, action stations, kids activities and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Leave the cooking to us and reserve your spot today. Space is limited. The event is in the Ocean Ballroom, and seatings are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The cost is $42; for ages 4-10 the cost is $22. Reserve your table online. 200 Ocean Crest Dr., Palm Coast 866-841-0287

Easter Promenade
Join the St. Augustine Easter Festival Committee and St. Augustine Royal Family for the Easter Promenade at noon in the Plaza de la Constitución gazebo in downtown St. Augustine. At the event, awards will be presented in fun categories, including best-dressed couple, best hat, etc. The event is free and open to the public. Cathedral Place and Charlotte St., St. Augustine 904-669-8713
2017 St. Augustine Easter Parade
Experience the famous St. Augustine Easter Parade featuring horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, floats, drill teams, the Easter Bunny and St. Augustine’s Royal Family. The parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Authentic Old Jail Museum, 167 San Marco Ave., and travels through downtown St. Augustine. Florida A&M University’s The Marching “100” band will take part in this year’s parade. The grand marshals are National Football League star kickers who graduated from St. Augustine-based high schools, Cairo Santos of the Kansas City Chiefs and Caleb Sturgis of the Philadelphia Eagles. After the parade, Santos and Sturgis will sign autographs at the Visitor Information Center located at 10 W. Castillo Dr. 904-829-3800
Fromajada Celebration
Following the St. Augustine Easter Parade, there will be a Fromajada Celebration hosted by the St. Augustine Easter Festival Committee and the St. Augustine Royal Family at the Colonial Quarter at 7 p.m. Traditional Minorcan pastries will be available, plus the St. Augustine Easter Parade awards will be presented. The event is free and open to the public. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-669-8713
Drive-By Truckers at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes hard-touring southern alt-country rockers Drive-By Truckers. The band members of Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $35. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367

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