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This Week in St Augustine, August 19 2013

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       August 19, 2013
Monday – Sunday: August 19-25
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. through August 31. Admission is free. 11 Marine St. 904-824-2310www.staaa.org

 

Ordinary People – This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine’s first colonists. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com.

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 

 

Monday – Tuesday: August 19 – 20
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 Monday 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30. Tuesday showings at 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com

 

Monday – Thursday: August 19 – 22
Flight of the Butterflies – It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway Playing in IMAX 3D Monday & Tuesday at 10 a.m. and noon, Wednesday 10 a.m., noon, 4 & 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. & noon, 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
Monday – Friday: August 19 – 23
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. Also on exhibit, the Art of Ballet. Admission is free. The gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday. 904-280-0614

Monday – Saturday: August 19 – 24
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  Monday & Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m.,  Thursday 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m., Friday & Saturday noon and 3 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
Tuesday:  August 20
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  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.  Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. 904-829-0745  www.staugustinelighthouse.org

 

Full Moon Sail – St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. Sails from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.and departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate. 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com

Wednesday:  August 21
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

 

Backwaters Kayaking Trips from Faver-Dykes State Park – Guided by Master Naturalists, this kayak tour explores the coastline of Princess Place Preserve and Pellicer Creek — one of the cleanest and most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The tour depart at9 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55. 1000 Fayer-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565www.RippleEffectEcotours.com

Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Smokin’ Mirrors playing R/R takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Ripe Bistro will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.org

 

Full Moonrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Beachside – See the sunset and moonrise from Washington Oaks Gardens State Park’s unique coquina rock beach from7:45 – 8:30 p.m. with talk by Park Service Specialist Joe Woodbury. 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 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783www.FloridaStateParks.org

Thursday: August 22
Concerts in the Plaza – Free live concert with Morris Duenow, 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

Slightly Stoopid with Atmosphere and Tribal Seeds – California-based Slightly Stoopid bring their signature sound and feel-good vibe to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., the show starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $37.50. 1340 A1A South, 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Friday: August 23
Free Community First Night Owl Cinema at the Amphitheatre – Oz: The Great and Powerful is the featured film to be shown at 8 p.m. on the big screen at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The free cinema is presented by Community First Credit Union and the Amphitheatre. Concessions will be available for purchase. Gates open at 7 p.m. 1340 A1A South, 904-209-0367  www.staugamphitheatre.com 
Friday, Saturday: August 23 – 24
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
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: August 23 – 25

Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at the IMAX Theater – Two thrilling films — one GIANT experience — Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D! Purchase any full-priced ticket to one documentary and get the second for only $1. Through Sept. 30. Check the website for show schedule. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com

19th International Skimboard Tournament  – From sunrise to sunset, the world’s best skimboarders will compete in the Florida Pro/Am at St. Augustine’s Vilano Beach. Free admission. 904-540-1189 www.vilanobeachfl.com/14-event/20-skimboard-tournament

Saturday: August 24
Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.  904-471-3733.

 

Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve – Join the GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net to collect fish, crabs and more. Then learn about the animals and their habitat. Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra. 904-823-4500. gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com

 

Second Seminole War Commemoration – Ceremony honors the memory of U.S. soldiers who died in the Second Seminole War and whose bodies were collected and buried beneath pyramids in St. Augustine’s National Cemetery. Presented by the West Point Society, Florida National Guard and the Veterans Society of St. Johns County, the event is from 9 a.m. to noon at the national cemetery. 82 Marine St. www.450military.org

 

Experience Fort Mose Series: Cure What Ails You – Fort Mose Historic State Park goes back in time with period dress volunteers, Spanish cooking, 18th century colonial medicines and healing ways. Militia and Spanish troops practice loading and firing their flintlocks muskets. The event is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. $2 per person Visitor Center Entrance Fee; Children under 6 free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine 904-823-2232www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
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

 

 Full Moon Fever at the Conch House – The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue from 8 – 11 p.m. $5 cover charge and free “leis” for all. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-8646

www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html

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 904-347-1565www.rippleeffectecotours.com 

Americiana Concert featuring Jubal’s Kin & Michael Peter Smith – The Lohman Auditorium at Whitney Lab in Marineland will host a concert produced by the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc. featuring Americana music by Jubal’s Kin and Michael Smith. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) with light refreshments. 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd. www.gamblerogersfest.org

Saturday, Sunday: August 24 – 25
The Belle of Amherst – This one-woman play is based on the writings of Emily Dickinson and stars Sinda Nichols in her performance of “The Belle of Amherst”. Tickets to this five-star dinner theatre experience at the Raintree Restaurant are $45 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at7 p.m. The Raintree is located 102 San Marco Ave. 904-824-7211www.raintreerestaurant.com
Sunday: August 25
Free Entrance Day: Castillo de San Marcos – In honor of the National Park Service’s Birthday, admission to Castillo de San Marcos is free for the day. Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1692, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Located along Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine. www.NPS.gov/casa 
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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