Google+

This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

Yoga, Tours, Beach Fun, Cinema, Concerts, MORE

May 15, 2017 

Monday – Sunday, May 15 – 21
Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2, IMAX 3D Hollywood Film
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Visit the website for show times and admission. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

Tuesday, May 16

Tuesday – 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 at 8 a.m., weather permitting. The yoga sessions take place on the beach at the Ocean Hammock Walkover. Donations are accepted. 978 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine 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. Emily Jane Murray from the Florida Public Archaeology Network gives a lecture titled Preserving Florida’s Buried Past: Archaeology, Conservation and You. 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

Wednesday, May 17

Wednesday – 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 www.gtmnerr.org
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. Reservations are available online or by phone. 7115 Flagler Beach to Marineland Trail, Palm Coast 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org

Wednesday – Sunday, May 16-21

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
This movie shares about the culinary career of Jeremiah Tower. The movie features interviews with celebrities and celebrity chefs, which showcase Tower’s impact on the food culture of today and the restaurant industry. Show times at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe are Wednesday through Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Admission ranges from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Thursday, May 18

Marineland Beach Walk
See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field Office located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 9-10:30 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Power of the Purse® Luncheon
The Women of Vision Advisory Board of Flagler College is hosting this luncheon that features a silent auction of beautiful purses and an inspirational keynote address from Jenny Levison, owner of the Atlanta-based Souper Jenny restaurants and catering business and author of Souper Jenny cookbooks. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the silent auction. It takes place at Flagler College’s Ponce de Leon Hall. Tickets are $65; call for ticket information. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-826-8554


Throwback Thursday: Open Your Eyes at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. The movie showing is at noon at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. The cost is $10, which includes a lunch package and viewing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Evenings at Whitney – Last Mastodons, Last Mammoths: Life and Times of America’s Latest-surviving Proboscideans
Evenings at Whitney presented by Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience returns at 7 p.m. with the program titled Last Mastodons, Last Mammoths: Life and Times of America’s Latest-surviving Proboscideans. Flagler College Professor of Anthropology Lee Newsom will talk about her research on mastodons and mammoths, mammals that became extinct several thousand years ago.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

Friday, May 19

Bike Ride with a Ranger
Enjoy a bike ride with a park ranger throughout Washington Oaks Gardens State Park along park roads, pathways and trails. The ride begins at 10 a.m. at the Bella Vista parking lot. Participants are asked to bring a bike and helmet. The ride is included in park admission, which ranges from $5-2. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
St. Augustine Community Band Finale Concert
The St. Augustine Community Band is comprised of more than 70 local musicians ages 16 to 80. The season finale concert takes place at Pacetti Bay Middle School at 7:30 p.m. The music will feature Broadway tunes, classical music and concert band favorites. General admission is $15 for adults; youth under age 12 are free. 245 Meadowlark Ln., St. Augustine 607-343-6441 www.staugband.org
Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20

Riding Into History
Riding Into History, one of America’s premier motorcycle events, returns to World Golf Village in St. Augustine. On Friday, there will be a motorcycle ride and dinner. On Saturday, there will be hundreds of classic American motorcycles to view along the Village’s Walk of Champions plus vendors, exhibitors and entertainment will be onsite. The Saturday event takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and spectator admission is $10. All proceeds benefit K9s for Warriors. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-677-9452 www.ridingintohistory.org

Friday – Sunday, May 19-21

Hallowes Cove Historical Guided Kayak Tour
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, enjoy a guided kayak tour of the St. Johns River starting from Riverfront Park at 10 a.m. each day. The cost is $40 per person for those needing a kayak; $20 for those bringing a kayak, which must be at least 12 feet long. Call to make a reservation. 4065 S.R. 13, St. Johns 904-209-0335 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Saturday, May 20

Florida Orienteering Festival
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., participate in this family friendly festival at the Florida Agricultural Museum. Festival goers will learn how to navigate through the Florida wilderness. There will be a trail-hiking program, and instructors will be available to provide assistance. Admission is $2 per person plus $8 per map. Compasses are available to rent. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630 www.floridaagmuseum.org
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 www.tolomatocemetery.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 www.hfm.club/garrison/cog

Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21

St. Augustine Maritime Fun Fest
The St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation’s Fun Fest takes place at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days. The event includes a Quick N’ Dirty Boat Building Teams and Race Competition, Astillero de Perro (amateur dog agility) Contest, San Agustín Bartender’s Rum Challenge, kids maritime games/activities, food and beer/wine tents along with the park’s living history heritage exhibits, cannon firing demonstrations and more. This is a dog friendly event. General admission is $15, which includes entry into the Fountain of Youth. Discounted admission is available for residents (with ID) and youth. Tickets to participate in activities and for food/beverages are available to purchase onsite. Saturday evening from 6-8:30 p.m. is the 14th Colony’s Evening with Governor James Grant. There will be food, live music and dancing under the stars at the pavilion. Tickets are $30 per person and are available to purchase online; tickets are limited. Proceeds from the festival support the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation’s education and scholarship funds. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine 904-501-8597 www.staugmaritimeheritage.org
Sunday, May 21

Organ Concert at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
The music department of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is pleased to announce that it is hosting an organ concert in the Cathedral Basilica at 2:30 p.m. with Gail Archer, GRAMMY-nominated international concert organist and recording artist. There is a suggested donation of $15 for general admission; students/senior citizens $10; youth under age 10 are free. 38 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine 904-824-2806 www.thefirstparish.org

Open Your Eyes at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. The movie showing is at 3 p.m. at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe. Admission is $5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Follow us on Social Media!
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our videos on YouTube View on Instagram Find us on Pinterest

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017 Get Out                https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WW76HBM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Shake the Dust https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XRJ27W5/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 My Life as a Zucchini https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WRTFKRY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All Governments … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

  Rising Star The Making of Barack Obama  by David J. Garrow William Morrow Hardcover, $45.00 1472 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-264183-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Stunning Stenberg!

  Amandla Stenberg The “Everything, Everything” Interview with Kam Williams Stunning Stenberg! Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. After the success of that film, Amandla earned the 2012 Teen Choice Award with Jennifer for Best Film Chemistry. She was also nominated for NAACP Image and Black Reel Awards for that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

How to Build and Fish a Crappie Condo

  How to Build and Fish a Crappie Condo When warm weather hits, the crappie start biting. Depending on the region, after the spawn around April or May till the first cold front rolls through in the Fall, these tasty panfish are easy to find, usually congregating around brush piles that house the plankton and baitfish that make up the food chain. Although, anglers can spend a long time with their DownScan sonar looking for the ideal spot, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme

  A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme by Amy Lignor   There are many sports “fanatics” out there who literally dive head-first into an extreme sport in order to get their adrenaline pumping – taking on a sport that comes hand-in-hand with a monumental amount of risk. But for those who are not interested in being scared to death, yet wish to feel the thrill, data has shown that zip lining has become the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S.

  The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S. by Amy Lignor   No, Silicon Valley is not being replaced. However, with the Kauffman Foundation releasing its annual Startup Activity Index last week showing, in detail, trends in U.S. business startups for 2017, it was revealed that California has been booted out of first place. The top spot for new businesses to be built and thrive in the United States has been taken over by the big, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Once Upon a Time Vacations

  Once Upon a Time Vacations by Amy Lignor   Whether you are a lover of history or you simply have the “Beauty & the Beast” obsession – which, according to movie revenue data, millions all over the world are suffering from – just think how amazing it would be to stay in an actual castle. We already know what the beauty would be from the female perspective, but when it comes to the gentlemen out there, just think about how much … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]