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This Week in St Augustine February 10 – 17 2014

 

 

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    February 10, 2014
Monday – Sunday : February 10 – 17 (Includes Presidents’ Day Weekend)
“We the People” at the IMAX Theater –

 

Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience covers the long and storied history of African-Americans in St. Augustine. The story of African-Americans begins in St. Augustine with the first Africans both free and slave among founding colonists in 1565. The exhibition is designed for cultural and heritage visitors interested in the full history of America and its beginnings and comprises four themes: Genesis of the African-American Experience; Fortress of Freedom; Breaking the Chains; and Crossroads of Change.  Tickets are $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for youth 7-12; under 7 free. Free admission for military in uniform. Located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine.

 

El Galeón Tour – Lost Art Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings of classical European scenes.  German painters, including Mohr, Stadimayr  and Klaiberg capture the essence of Old-World charm depicting scenes of life in the country, on the hunt and in the tavern.  210 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-827-9800

Monday – Friday:  February 10 – 14
Celebrate Art 2014:  7th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts the 7th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition. Admission to the gallery is free and is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614www.ccpvb.org
Monday – Saturday:  February 10 – 15
“The Object Tells a Story: African-American Folk Art from Florida” – Through February 28, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum new exhibition “The Object Tells a Story: African American Folk Art from Florida” brings together a selection of works by four well-know African-American vernacular artists from Florida: Alynne Harris, Mary Proctor, Ruby C. Williams and Purvis Young.  Interspersed throughout the exhibition will be objects lent by members of St. Augustine’s African American community, including paintings, quilts, dolls and ceramics, along with artwork created by students from Ketterlinus and Osceola Elementary Schools during recent workshops with Ruby C. Williams at Fort Mose Historical State Park.  The Museum is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m.  48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 http://readme.readmedia.com/Crisp-Ellert-Art-Museum-presents-The-Object-Tells-a-Story-African-American-Folk-Art-from-Florida/7557493
Wednesday:  February 12
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.com
Plaza Stroll Historic Walking Tour – St. Augustine City Walks presents a one-hour, guided walking tour of the beautiful monuments in the city’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion.  It’s the perfect way to learn about all of the cultural influences that have left their mark here, including explorers, entrepreneurs and famous personalities.  Reservations required. The free tour departs at 4 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., St. Augustine.   904-825-0087 www.StAugustineCityWalks.com
“Gathering” with the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation – At 6 p.m., the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation will host a “Gathering” at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with SAYC menu items available for purchase.  A guest speaker focusing on the rich past, present, and future of St. Augustine’s maritime heritage will be the highlight of the evening.  The event is open to the public and free of charge.  442 Ocean Vista Ave.  904-599-3800 staugmaritimeheritage.org
Thursday:  February 13
“Evenings at Whitney” 2nd Thursday Monthly Lecture – At 7 p.m. at The Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium at Marineland, C. Titus Brown, Ph.D., Michigan State University, presents his lecture entitled “The Genomic Revolution.  How Sequencing Anything and Everything is Changing the Way We Do Science.”  The program is free.  9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-461-4000www.whitney.ufl.edu
Thursday – Sunday:  February 13 – 16
Limelight Theatre Presents “Butterflies are Free” – This classic comedy features a blind man who moves to San Francisco to escape his over-protective mother and soon meets a zany neighbor who teaches him things he would have never learned from mom. Showing through February 16. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25 adults; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Friday: February 14
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  The $25 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. Reservations required. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
“It Was A Very Good Year” by Tony Sands – Tony Sands presents his musical tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring the songs that made “Ol’ Blue Eyes” one of America’s greatest entertainers.   Performance at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez starts at 7:30 and tickets are $14 Adults and $12 Students for general admission.   259 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine.  904-824-8874www.fortmenendez.com
Friday – Monday: February 14 – 17
Presidents’ Day Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame – Special tours focus on the Presidents and their respective love affairs with golf. Guests can tour the museum to find a collection of golf stories and Presidential memorabilia, including some from 2009 Inductee Dwight D. Eisenhower and 2011 Inductee George H.W. Bush. Scavenger hunt participants can win a Hall of Fame package.  Photo opportunities with the President’s Cup trophy will be available. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday throughSaturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.  For this event, active and retired military get $10 admission and children under 12 are free.  Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. One World Golf Place, (off I-95 exit 323) St. Augustine. 904-940-4123www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Saturday:  February 15
Old City Farmer’s Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants, and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre,  Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733
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
 
Guided Beach Exploration at Guana South Beach – Join GTM Research Reserve docents from8:30 – 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.  1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500www.gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com
Photography Challenge Event – Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.  Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers select the winning photo which is then be displayed at the Visitor Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop.  There is no cost to compete.  Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist.  6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 609-247-8146   www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoak
Fort Matanzas Bird Walk – Join a National Park Service volunteer for a two hour stroll to look for the many birds that call this National Monument their home. No experience is needed. Meet at the Fort Matanzas National Monument Visitor Center. Bring binoculars, sun screen, and walking shoes. The walk takes place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.  8635 A1A South, St. Augustine.
904-471-0116 www.NPS.gov/foma
 
Fourth Annual Hot Foods and Spicy Blues Festival – This popular festival features international fare, cold beer (including a variety of microbrews), spicy foods from area restaurants and live musical performances. The fourth annual festival takes place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. rain or shine at the Florida Agricultural Museum.  Admission is $5.  This year’s featured act will be the Slickwood Band, known for their eclectic “Jamgrass Roots” musical style derived from Bluegrass, Jam and Folk music.  Also, the famous Banana Derby Racing Dogs & Monkeys will provide some light-hearted entertainment.    Please bring canned goods to benefit Feed Flagler.  7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630www.MyAgMuseum.com
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.  Tours are from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine.www.tolomatocemetery.com
St. Augustine Yacht Club 2nd Gala Fundraising Art Auction – The St. Augustine Yacht Club will host their second Gala Fundraising Art Auction at 6:30 p.m. (preview 5:30 p.m.) with complimentary hors d-oeuvres, dessert & coffee.  The proceeds from auction will benefit the SAYC Youth Sailing Program. The live auction will be conducted by Arin Ross Auctions, in partnership with Marlin Art, Inc. featuring more than 150 custom framed and matted works of art with opening bids generally 50% less than traditional framed gallery prices.  Tickets are $10 and are being sold in advance.  442 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-0725 www.sayc2000.com
Changing of the Guard Ceremony – At 6:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Spanish Garrison conducts a 1740 Changing of the Guard Ceremony in the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion.   The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with two groups of soldiers marching from the Spanish Bakery — one heads north on St. George Street to the City Gate and the other group comes south on the street to the Government House where they will demonstrate Spanish military arts and explain the purpose of the Changing of the Guard.  At6:15 p.m., after greeting the public at the City Gate, the second group of soldiers march down St. George Street to join their comrades at the Government House where the Changing of the Guard, complete with a volley of musketry, will be performed. The Garrison will then march back to the Spanish Bakery.  St. George St. and Governor’s House on the Plaza, St. Augustine.
Torchlight Tours at Fort Matanzas National Monument – Spanish re-enactors conduct spectacular nighttime firings of two six-pounder reproduction cannons.  Tours will depart the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center dock at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance only at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center.  The cost is $7 per person and children 3 and under are free.  8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma 
Saturday & Sunday: February 15 & 16
Arts and Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier – A seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music and lots of great food.  The festival takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park.  Admission is free.  350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 352-344-0657 www.tnteventsinc.com
Sunday: February 16
Mason Jennings Concert – Acoustic musician, singer-songwriter Mason Jennings performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.).  Jennings blends the personal insights of a poet, the political broadsides of a protest signer and the broad musical eclecticism of a jazz musician with a rock ‘n roller’s passion. Tickets are $28 in advance; $30 day of the show for reserved seating. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-209-0399  www.pvconcerthall.com

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