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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

Owl Prowl, BOSTON Concert, Evenings at Whitney, The Flagler Review, Coquina Rock Beach Walk , The Fate of the Furious, Spring Conservatory Plays, Sunrise Dolphin Beach Walk

April 17, 2017 

Monday – Saturday, April 17-22

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 www.ccpvb.org

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 www.ccpvb.org

Monday – Sunday, April 17 – 23

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 www.worldgolfimax.com
Tuesday, April 18

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 emily@oceanextrememsports.com

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 Greg Bossart from Georgia Aquarium. The lecture will be about Bottlenose Dolphins. 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., Marineland 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Tuesday – Sunday, April 18 – 23

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 www.staaa.org
Wednesday, April 19

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

River-to-Sea 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. The trail is located on A1A south of the Town of Marineland (across from the ocean). The guide will begin the tour at 9 a.m. from the parking lot. Call for reservations. 7115 Flagler Beach to Marineland Trail, Palm Coast 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org

Afternoon Insight

Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, this event is from 3-4 p.m. at the Environmental Education Center. Each month, a knowledgeable guest speaker shares information about the plants and animals that live in estuarine habitats. Registration is available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500

www.gtmnerr.org

Wednesday & Thursday, April 19 & 20

Sunrise Dolphin Beach Walk
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and Marineland Dolphin Adventure bring you this free walk that begins both days at 7 a.m. at Butler Park East. Participants will enjoy the sunrise and beach atmosphere while looking for dolphin. A guide will share with information about dolphin anatomy, behavior and whale species found in the area. Call for more information or to register. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Spring Conservatory Plays
Flagler College’s spring Senior Conservatory Plays, titled For Your Eyes Only, will feature two nights of productions revolving around the theme of secrets. Nine students will bring a mix of comedy and drama to this semester’s senior conservatory. The plays will be held at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College at 7 p.m. on both days. General admission is $5, which is good for both days. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-826-8600 www.flagler.edu/theatre

Wednesday – Saturday, April 19 – 22

Taste Academy 2017
The Taste Academy provides six food-related workshops for participants to learn about local food sources and explore St. Augustine’s culinary culture. Each workshop takes place at participating locations around St. Augustine. The workshops include: A Taste of the Tuscan Coast, Craft on Tap, Quick-Pickling The Floridian Way, A Taste of Tuscany, Chocolate Tastes Around the World, and Spring into Luli’s Frosting Workshop. Participants also receive free admission to A Taste of St. Augustine on April 22 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Visit the website for the class schedule. 904-829-2273 www.epicbh.org

Wednesday – Sunday, April 19 – 23
The Fate of the Furious at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
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. This movie can be seen at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe on Wednesday through Saturday at 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. There will be special showings on April 21-22 at 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Thursday, April 20
Coquina Rock Beach Walk

Learn about coquina rocks at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, which has the second-largest outcropping of coquina rocks on the Atlantic Coast. During this walk at 9:30 a.m., visitors will learn about the inhabitants and geological makeup of the rocks. Meet at the beachside parking lot. Comfortable hiking shoes are encouraged. The walk is included with park entry fee, which ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783

www.washingtonoaks.org

Throwback Thursday Movie at Corazon Cinema & Cafe: Miss Pettigrew Lives
A middle-aged London governess finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world. The film at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe begins at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a lunch package and viewing of the film. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

The Flagler Review Unveiling and Readings
FLARE: The Flagler Review, the student-produced literary journal at Flagler College, will mark the publication of its spring 2017 issue with an unveiling and readings at Flagler College’s Markland House at 6 p.m. This is the 27th volume of the publication, which seeks to publish both up-and-coming and established writers. 102 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481 www.theflaglerreview.com
Evenings at Whitney – One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse
Evenings at Whitney presented by Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns at 7 p.m. with the program titled One Species, Two Species, Hybrid Species, New Species: Secrets of the Sweetings Pond Seahorse. Heather Masonjones, professor of biology from The University of Tampa, will talk about the difficulties of studying seahorses and pipefish due to their small body size, mysterious nature and sparse distribution and how a location in Eleuthera, Bahamas, called Sweetings Pond, offers a unique opportunity to study these marine animals and understand them on a global scale. 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
BOSTON at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to welcome the return of legendary classic rock band BOSTON. Always a huge crowd pleaser with its high-energy stage show, other-worldly sound and exceptional musicianship, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show, delivering an extraordinary experience that is faithful to their studio recordings. Doors open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $129.50-$44. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Owl Prowl

Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, this free walk allows participants to learn about the local owls as well as other creatures of the night. The walk takes place at Vaill Point Park at 7:45 p.m. It is recommended to dress for the weather and come prepared with a flashlight, bug spray and water. Registration is available by phone. 630 Vaill Point Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0348

Friday, April 21

Homes & Buildings of St. Augustine
Journey though St. Augustine’s past as you view the unique architecture of the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the United States. Since the city was burnt to the ground many times in its history, the only structure that predates the 1702 British siege is the Castillo de San Marcos. The tour will begin with the Spanish Colonial Period and continue with the British Colonial Period, Victorian Period, Flagler Era, early 20th century, Boom Era, Depression Era and into modern times. The cost is $16 adults; $10 youth. The tour meets at the clock tower near the Visitor Information Center at 11 a.m. Reservations are required. 10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-392-7137 www.staugustinehistorictours.com
Arbor Day Event
Join the City of St. Augustine Beach for this annual event that celebrates the importance of trees and promotes conservation. The event features an appearance by Smokey the Bear plus live music, free food, educational activities and many exhibitors, including a bee exhibit, butterfly exhibit and sea creatures in touch tanks. The event is from 5-7 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach City Hall. 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach 904-471-2122 www.sabevents.com
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22

2017 Earth Day Environmental Challenge Weekend
Environmental Challenge Weekend, which includes Earth Day, provides educational and entertaining fun for the entire family at the Willie Galimore Center. The two-day event features a forum on Friday evening followed by a March for Science and activities on Saturday. The forum begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and will be moderated by Brian Nelson, former CNN anchor. A range of environmental topics will be discussed. Saturday’s activities begin at 9 a.m. with a March for Science, which originates at and returns to the Galimore Center and lasts about an hour. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., there will be music by Emmett Carlisle, environmental folk singer, as well as face-painting, exhibits and artwork provided by environmental organizations and vendors from around the county. All events are free and open to the public. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine 904-825-2336 www.stjohnsdemocraticparty.org

Friday – Sunday, April 21 – 23

Tropical Tennis Tournament
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns County, this wooden racquet tennis tournament begins at 6 p.m. on Friday at Harbour Island Tennis Centre. The tournament continues on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and continues on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. The tournament honors the history of the sport. There will be a gala dinner to conclude the tournament on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth. To play in the tournament, the cost is $125 per person, which includes a ticket to the gala dinner. 205 Harbour Cay Way, St. Augustine 904-460-4217 www.tropicaltennistournament.com

St. Augustine Plein Air Paint Out: Impressions of the Flagler Era
Artists are invited to participate in a 10-day, community-wide Plein Air Paint Out in historic St. Augustine hosted by the St. Augustine Art Association. The event celebrates the town’s opulent Gilded Age environment. Artists may choose cityscapes, architectural landmarks, building details, open spaces, interiors and other perspectives as subject matter. The Paint Out continues through April 30. Selected works will be featured in GILDED, a juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association, May 5-28. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

I Ought to be in Pictures at the Limelight Theatre
Celebrating 25 years, I Ought to be in Pictures was Limelight Theatre’s first show. This play follows a 19-year-old as she moves to Hollywood from New York. Her plan is to become an actress and find her father, who is a screenwriter. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 general admission; $24 seniors; $20 students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Saturday, April 22

5K Run for K-9s United
Join this 5K run and one-mile fun run on Saturday. This race is in its second year and is a fundraiser for K-9s United. This event is open to runners and walkers of all levels. In addition to the race, there will be post-race activities for the entire family, including a K-9 demonstration. Service dogs only, please. The 5K starts at 8 a.m., and the fun run is at 9 a.m. The costs range from $35-$23. 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach www.k9sunited.org
Shearwater 5K on the Trails
This 5K race celebrates the new Shearwater community in St. Johns County. Race participants will enjoy the race on community trails and wide bike paths. The race begins and ends at the Kayak Club. After the race, there will be a DJ and food will be provided by food trucks. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the fun run begins at 9 a.m. Registration ranges from $25-$10. All race proceeds benefit Timberlin Creek Elementary School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Bartram Trail High School. 100 Kayak Way, St. Augustine 904-318-8104
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
St. Johns County Horse Council Fun Jump Day
Hosted by the St. Johns County Horse Council, this Fun Jump Day is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the St. Johns County Equestrian Center. 8200 Smith Rd., Hastings 904-806-8117 www.sjchc.org
Dream Big Movie and Event
Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. The movie showings are at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Also, meet local engineers from the Jacksonville American Society of Civil Engineers and representatives from First Coast Technical College. Plus, there will be hands-on youth activities (3rd grade and up). The event is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com/movies/dream-big-movie-event
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, including trucks, buses, tractors, boats and a helicopter. Admission is free for adults. The event takes place at the St. Augustine Outlets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5 for youth ages 2 and up; adults are free. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd., St. Augustine 904-826-1311 www.jslofstaugustine.org
Earth Day Celebration at Fort Matanzas
Join park rangers and volunteers for a free fun day of activities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors can see a Spanish soldier’s encampment, experience flintlock musket firing demonstrations, learn basket weaving, go on a kid’s treasure hunt, and plant a wildflower to take home. Adults and youth can also participate in a one-hour guided river walk, and everyone can have fun while learning about the importance of the coastal environment. 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma
Earth Day Celebration at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
This celebration takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park and features environmental exhibitors and vendors, a children’s section, local dance groups, Wild About Birds display, live music by the Wild Shiners, food, plant sales and much more. Entrance into the park ranges from $5-$2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
Family Farm Days
Enjoy the day at the Florida Agricultural Museum and interact with historians dressed in period clothing from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, the event features crafts, music, storytelling and many other fun activities. General admission is $5; youth five and under are free. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630 www.floridaagmuseum.org
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 10:30 a.m., and registration for the race is $25 in advance; $30 day of race. Race registration includes free admission into the Taste of St. Augustine. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-829-3295

A 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

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 Movements and events that took place.The tourdeparts from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
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.; gates open at 4 p.m. at Nocatee. General admission is free; VIP tickets are available for $100. Village Lake Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach www.roscolusa.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

Castillo by Candlelight: Your National Parks
In honor of National Park Week, visit the Castillo de San Marcos to learn about how park rangers and volunteers help protect the national parks through interpretation, maintenance, law enforcement, administration and natural resource management. Meet the many people working to keep your public lands safe, including rangers, volunteers and partners. Ask questions, listen to stories or just enjoy being in the nation’s oldest masonry fortification to watch a sunset. Entry times are every 30 minutes from 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but advanced tickets are recommended due to space limitations. Tickets can be reserved by phone or at the ticket booth. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 Ext. 239 www.nps.gov/casa
Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23

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. www.nps.gov/casa

Sunday, April 23
Just Tri It! Kids Triathlon
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, this triathlon begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Solomon Calhoun Center. The non-competitive race is for youth ages 5-14, and everyone who finishes the race will receive a medal. There will also be a free Tot Trot for youth under age 5. Registration for the triathlon is $40 for late registration (April 21-22) and $30 for general registration (March 1-April 20). There is a reduced registration cost for those entering more than one youth from the same family. 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine 904-209-0655 www.sjcfl.us/recreation/youth/justtriit.aspx

Florida Chamber Music Project Performance at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Florida Chamber Music Project and St. Johns County Cultural Events Division present a season of performances at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This performance features String Quartet in E Flat and K. 428 by Mozart and String Quartet in G Minor by Debussy. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
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