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This Week in St Augustine August 12 2013

 

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       August 12, 2013
Monday – Sunday: August 12 – 18
4th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit – This stunning exhibition features landscapes, floral, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery in St. Augustine is open Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 11 Marine St. 904-824-2310www.staaa.org
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit – Artist Donny Miller’s Ignorance is a Choice exhibit will be on display at St. Augustine’s space:eight Gallery. Donny’s unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com 
 
Elysium: The IMAX Experience– The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame will feature ELYSIUM set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. Show times are 2, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 with additional showings at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Friday: August 12 – 16
The Last Reef 3D – The makers of Wild Ocean presents an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea. Playing in IMAX 3D at Tuesday at 1 p.m., andWednesday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, 1 World Golf Place at World Golf Village. Tickets are $8.50 adults, $7.50 for Senior/Military/Student and $6 for children 3 – 12. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Gallery Exhibition at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, hosts an exhibition of the works of Lucy Clark and Karlene McConnell titled Raw Umber. Admission is free. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday:  August 13
Guided Hike at Matanzas Inlet – Join GTM Research Reserve and National Park guides for a hiking tour along the inlet shores to learn about seashells, coquina rock, dune vegetation, heavy minerals, mollusks, dune vegetation and the history of beach sand. Meet guides at the inlet parking area on A1A Matanzas Inlet Bridge before 8:30 a.m. for this 1 ½ hour tour. Reservations are required. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerrmatanzashike.eventbrite.com
Wednesday:  August 14
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com
Family Kayak Trips at Marineland – Explore the beautiful and untouched backwaters of the National Estuarine Research Reserve south of St. Augustine on a kayak tour led by a professional guide. Observe wildlife in their native habitat and learn about the balance of nature in this awe-inspiring setting. The cost, including kayak and guide services, is $55 for adults and $45 for ages 15 and under (free passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure included). The tour departs at 9 a.m. 101 Tolstoy Lane, Town of Marineland Marina
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Jimmy Parrish & the Ocean Waves playing beach music takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant FA Cafe will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org
Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer. The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. This Wednesday’s Family Fun feature is Honey I Shrunk the Kids904-824-1606 www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Thursday – Sunday:  August 15 – 18
Ordinary People – This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine’s first colonists. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com
Thursday: August 15
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with The Grapes of Roth playing classic rock and roll from 7-9 p.m. in St. Augustine’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating. www.PlazaConcerts.com 904-825-1004

Friday and Saturday: August 16 & 17
Colonial Crew Revue – Unique, audience-immersive musical and comedy show at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George Street. Performing on the Colonial Quarter’s stage beneath the stately Colonial Oak, the 8 p.m. show features the Picolata Players who share their music, magic and zany stage performances in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $29.99 adults and $14.99 children and include complimentary snacks, draft beer, wine and soft drinks. 1-888-991-0933 www.colonialquarter.com
Sea Your History Weekend: Historic Lighthouses – Navigation, defense and hauntings
are the themes for the weekend presentation at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Friday from 3-6 p.m. help Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks. Saturday at 9 a.m. meet and work with traditional wooden boatbuilding as they build a boat from centuries gone by. At 11 a.m., a Smithsonian Presentation Weekend value pack, which includes all 3 events and 2 days at the Lighthouse, is $25.www.staugustinelighhouse.org 904-829-0745
Friday: August 16
Victoria Justice Concert – Victoria Justice brings her “Here’s 2 Us Tour” to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $37.50 to $65. 1340 A1A South, 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com


Free Movies By The Bay – Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday and Friday throughout the summer.This Friday’s classic film, Singing in the Rainwill be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez. Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating by the bay. 904-824-1606  www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Saturday: August 17
Guided Beach Exploration at Guana South Beach – Join GTM Research Reserve Docents from 8:30 to 10: 30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee. 904-823-4500www.gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com
Nocatee Farmer’s Market – Featuring more than 70 vendors, Nocatee Farmer’s Market takes place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra. www.nocatee.com
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine.www.tolomatocemetery.com
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour– St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine’s historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com
Twilight Kayak Trips at Marineland – Experience the Ripple Effect – a natural celebration of the day’s end from the best seat in the house on our glowing “firelly” kayaks. Paddle into the sunset and enter an aquatic landscape that has not changed in thousands of years. Tours depart at 6:30 p.m. and reservations are required. 101 Tolstoy Lane, Town of Marineland Marina 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Friends of Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Dance Floor Dedication – Join us as we dedicate the dance floor of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall purchased by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Live music by Toots Lorraine and the Traffic, guitar raffle, cash bar and food by local vendors. This is a free event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
Sunday: August 18
Murder in The Old City – A murder mystery in the nation’s oldest city, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Avenue, are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. 904-824-7211
Local Resident Specials
NOTE:
St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), theXimenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.

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