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This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

 

The Fluidity, Women's Golf Day, Wine Class, Children's Shorebird Nesting Program, Music by the Sea, Concerts, Movies, Theatre, Museums, Farmers Market, Pet Walk Pub Crawl, Scavenger Hunt, Comedy

June 5, 2017 

Monday, June 5 – Saturday, June 10
The Fluidity and Nature’s Beauty, Life’s Pleasures Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features The Fluidity by Sharon Goldman and Nature’s Beauty, Life’s Pleasures by Doug Gerhardt and Judy Gerhardt. The exhibition through July 7 captures the simple theme of summer with scenes of reflective water and bold, bright hues of color. There will be an opening reception on June 2 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
First Coast Pastel Society Exhibition
Through July 10, enjoy works by the First Coast Pastel Society at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. 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


Tuesday, June 6
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
Women’s Golf Day
Women’s Golf Day is a one-day global event that encourages women of all ages to experience golf for the first time or regulars to engage with other like-minded women in golf. Hammock Beach Resort is hosting an event on this day from 4-8 p.m. at the Conservatory. Hammock pros will assist attendees with learning basic golf skills in a two-hour clinic followed by a three-hole round at the Conservatory and a one-hour cocktail reception with light hors d’oeuvres on the Clubhouse Terrace. The cost is $15. To RSVP, call the Conservatory Pro Shop. 300 Conservatory Dr., Palm Coast
386-246-6710 www.hammockbeach.com
Wine Class and Tasting
Enjoy this wine class and tasting at TPC Sawgrass from 6-7:30 p.m. The class offers wines from the state of Washington. The cost is $25.110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-543-5105
Tuesday June 6 – Sunday, June 11
Spring Members Show: The Way We Were
This exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association showcases past work created by the association’s members. The exhibition is free and open to the public through July 2. 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, June 7
Wednesday – St. Augustine Beach Wednesday Market
The St. Augustine Beach Wednesday Market offers oceanfront shopping at the St. Johns County Pier Park every Wednesday from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Approximately 60-80 vendors can be found at the market selling locally grown locally grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts, crafts and more. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.sabca.org
Children’s Shorebird Nesting Program
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation along with the St. Johns County Audubon Society, this free program teaches youth in grades third and up about the birds found near the area’s beaches. The program offers activities that showcase the work of bird biologists and begins at 10 a.m. at Nease Beachfront Park. Call to register. 3171 Coastal Hwy., St. Augustine 904-209-0335
She Is Fierce! Women’s Wednesday Speaker Series
Get inspired by the stories of women who have been through it all and came out the other side triumphant. Speakers share their personal stories of struggle, triumph and all the little moments to cherish in between. Each speaker has her own unique story and brings her own fierce energy and enthusiasm for life to her talk. The talks take place at The Treasury on the Plaza each Wednesday until June 28. Cocktails and connections begin at 5 p.m. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. This week’s speaker is Lisa Brenninkmeyer, founder and chief purpose officer of Walking With Purpose. General admission is $20. 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 111, St. Augustine 904-315-8833
Music by the Sea Concert
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, this free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinner is offered as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. This week’s performance is by Those Guys, and the featured restaurant is Seafood Kitchen. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall. Visit the website for this week’s band and restaurant. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007 www.freebeachconcerts.com
Summer Movie Series
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Colonial Quarter have teamed up to provide the free Summer Movie Series at the Colonial Oak Music Park. This week’s movie, which begins at 8:30 p.m., is Secret Life of Pets. Free transportation is provided by Ripley’s Red Trains from the parking garage and Ripley’s stops to the St. George Street stop. The shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and resumes after the movie. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. 27 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-824-1606 www.ripleys.com/staugustine
 
Thursday, June 8

Concert in the Plaza
From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday night through August 31, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. This week’s performance is by the Florida Brass Quintet.Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004  www.citystaug.com/concerts
Throwback Thursday: Royal Wedding at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding.The film 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
Zoso – the Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience 
at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightly wound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m. Admission is $30 and $28. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
Thursday, June 8 – Sunday, June 11
The Nance at the Limelight Theatre
Based in the 1930s, The Nance recreates the world of burlesque performers through the story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. Through June 25, 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
The Mummy, IMAX 3D Film
Through June 22, Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing.One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com
 
Friday, June 9

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
Fins and Freedom Sail
Schooner Freedom Charters and Marineland, the dolphin experts, are bringing you a one-of-a-kind sailing experience. Guests will hear from Marineland educators about the world’s first oceanarium. Also, guests will learn about dolphins and the conservation efforts at Marineland. Complimentary beverages included; passengers may bring snacks or a picnic. Ticket price includes the sail and admission into Marineland. The boat departs at 2:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and lasts two hours. Ticket costs are $60 adults; $45 youth under 16. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
The Doug Carn Trio at Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Museum
Enjoy live jazz at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center from 7:30-10 p.m. The Doug Carn Trio will perform, featuring Doug Carn, Paul Lentz and Lawrence Buckner. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be available. 102 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-1191 www.lincolnvillemuseum.org
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse at 8 p.m. The $30 admission includes a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d’oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Full Moon Paddle
Join the local paddling community for a full moon paddle from Salt Run Boat Ramp to Conch House Marina and back. The two-hour paddle starts at 8 p.m. First time stand up paddle board participants can arrive 30 minutes early for instruction from Ocean Extreme Sports. The paddle is free for those with their own equipment. Equipment rental is available for $40. The paddle begins with a mandatory safety session. Reservations required. 442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine 904-461-9415 www.oceanextremesports.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 9:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. There will be live music. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $40 ticket. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
Friday, June 9- Sunday, June 11
Like Crazy at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Donatella and Beatrice reside in a psychiatric facility in Tuscany. They have very different life stories, but a chance to escape brings them together in an adventure that will change their lives forever and will help them realize the beauty in imperfection. Shows 3 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Sunday. Admission ranges from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Historic Weapon Demonstrations at Castillo de San Marcos
National Park Service volunteers and personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s each week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Demonstration times are 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; youth ages 15 and under are free. The fort is open 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa

Sir Christopher Lee Honored at Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Sir Christopher Lee made hundreds of films from 1947 to 2015. He is mostly remembered for his enormously popular horror, fantasy, science fiction and thriller films with roles as Count Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster. Special screenings of Lee classics during this week include The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Horror Express. Also, local St. Augustine authors Robert Pohle and Rita Pohle Baldwin will discuss their new book The Christopher Lee Film Encyclopedia at many of the screenings. Visit the website for the talk times and show times. Admission ranges from $8-$5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Horror Express at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe

The film is part of this week’s Christopher Lee Expo. In 1906 in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train. The film is showing at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Admission is $5. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Saturday, June 10
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
Old City Farmers Market
The Old City Farmers Market features fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, handcrafted items and plants plus live entertainment. The Old City Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Admission is free. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugustinefm.com
World Paddle for the Planet Day
This event features paddle trips, demonstrations, food and live music at Genung’s Fish Camp and Marina from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event benefits the Matanzas Riverkeeper. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for youth, which includes lunch. 291 Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine 904-471-4144  www.facebook.com/events/435037336850208
Free St. Augustine Pet Walk Pup Crawl
Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city’s rich history while touring with your beloved pets. This free, one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be leashed and all city pet ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with man’s best friend and explore the nation’s oldest city. Tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine office. Reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
Washington Oaks Plant Sale
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts its monthly plant sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At 11 a.m., there will be a plant chat about the care and culture of Bromeliads. Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 386-446-6783 www.washingtonoaks.org
Romantic Scavenger Hunt
Bring a team of eight people or less and meet our Keeper of the Clues to start this fun-filled, timed Romantic Scavenger Hunt. It’s all about the love and romance! Prizes are awarded to the winning team members. The tour meets at the market in the Plaza de la Constitución at 1 p.m. The cost is $19 per person. Reservations are required. Cathedral Pl. and Charlotte St., St. Augustine 904-392-7137 www.staugustinehistorictours.com
Dirty Heads and SOJA with The Green at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
After two decades spent chiseling its unique, multi-genre infused sound, Dirty Heads has finally come into its own. The five-piece band has consistently experimented with its sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare. SOJA is a GRAMMY Nominated D.C. area band that blends reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop. Originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school, the band has built a massive, dedicated fan base around the world since. The Green began as a vehicle for six different members of Hawai’i’s tight-knit music scene to record a few songs and have a bit of fun along the way. Doors open at 5 p.m.; performance at 6:30 p.m. Admission ranges from $54-$34. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Apex Theatre Studio Presents The Ultimate 80s Dance Party
For the teen trapped in all of us, Apex Theatre Studio, in partnership with the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, will present The Ultimate 80s Dance Party from 8-11:30 p.m. Guests can expect to hear a variety of 1980s pop and soul favorites, which will include a live DJ, some retro-themed dance lessons and a flash mob. There will be the restless beat of soundtracks from movies such as St. Elmo’s Fire, The Breakfast Club and more plus memorable dance tunes from artists such as Whitney Houston, George Michael and many more. Guests are encouraged to don clothes that create the sparkle, grunge and humor of the era. General admission is $20. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Sunday, June 11
Sunday – Salt Air Farmers Market
Whether you are looking for homegrown produce or creative local art, this market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. has a wide assortment of items. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-315-0952 www.saltairfarmersmarket.com
Big Time Wrestling
Big Time Wrestling is back in Florida featuring WWE Hall of Famers and much more. The event is at the W.E. Harris Community Center in Hastings. There will be a meet and greet from 4-6 p.m. Tickets to the meet and greet are $30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the first match begins at 6 p.m. Front row VIP tickets are $50, ringside seating is $30 and general admission is $15. 400 E. Harris St., Hastings 877-649-3599 www.btwtickets.com/events/2017-06-11.html
3 Blind Dates – An Unscripted Romantic Comedy
3 Blind Dates is an unscripted romantic comedy that follows the lives of three single women on their quest for love. It’s a theatre production that has no script as the female characters are based on audience dating stories that the actors discover in the mingle before the show. 3 Blind Dates features actors at a speed-dating event. Once the speed dating has concluded, the audience selects the couples and watches the dates unfold. No one knows the outcome of the dates, not even the actors, as they are completely improvised. Tickets are $15 at the door and $13 online. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.3blinddatesshow.com
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