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This Week in St Augustine October 14 2013

 

 

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October 14, 2013
Monday – Sunday : October 14 – 20
Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast – More than 20 outstanding restaurants offer “Chef’s Choice” prix fixe (fixed price) three-course dining showcasing their chef’s talents and the rich culinary heritage of Florida’s Historic Coast. Intriguing lodging options and enticing cultural events combined with this special dining program make October an exciting and flavorful time to visit St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com
“Gravity” at the IMAX Theater – “Gravity” is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space on the biggest screen in Northeast Florida at the IMAX Theater, World Golf Hall of Fame. See the biggest movie of fall staring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com
Ordinary People – A colorful, folksy art 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
Art Dorks Rise’ Art Exhibit at space:eight gallery – ‘Art Dorks Rise’ is a group show of 30 internationally-acclaimed artists exhibiting 30 pieces of original work. The show runs throughNovember 30. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
A Victorian Halloween at Villa Zorayda Museum – Enjoy period decorations from the late 1800’s – early 1900’s along with the more traditional Halloween decorations at Villa Zorayda Museum. See the ghost of Franklin Smith, architect and builder of the house, as he writes a letter to his beloved wife, Laura. The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission including audio tour is $10 adults, $4 children 7 – 12, seniors and military receive $1 discount. 83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887www.villazorayda.com
Monday: October 14
The African Market at Fort Mose  –  The African American Future Society Inc, creates an African Village experience at Fort Mose, the first free African settlement in North America. Activities, include storytelling, dancers and drummers, take place from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.each day (outdoor musical performances 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and will feature programs and exhibits about the languages, styles, traditions, food, art and music of West Africa. Park admission is $2 per person. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232http://yul690.wix.com/ftmoseafricanmarket#about/c10fk
Monday – Friday: October 14 – 18
Liz Rodda Clockwise Exhibit – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host works of multi-media artist Liz Rodda, who uses sculpture and video as a means to investigate our notions of fate, personal control, and the future.  The artist considers each work a “psychological experiment.”  Admission is free.  The museum is open to the publicMonday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The museum is closed when classes are not in session.   48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Monday – Saturday: October 14 –  19
Wood & Landscape Art Exhibit – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts the works of Gene Roberds and Grant Ward. Grant specializes in turning wood and spinning metal vessels using a lathe. Gene Roberds’ creations include watercolors, oil and acrylic, plus some photographs and drawings.   Admission to the gallery is free and open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614www.ccpvb.org
Tuesday – Sunday: October 8 – 13
The Tasting Tours “Corks and Forks” Celebrates Pink! – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Come hungry to stroll St. Augustine’s brick lined streets on this guided 3-hour food and wine tour and The Tasting Tours will donate $5 per ticket towards Breast Cancer Awareness! Tours are Tuesday through Sunday at 1:30 pm.  Tickets are $79 pp all inclusive. Tours depart from The Gifted Cork, 64 Hypolita Street.  904-325-3911 www.thetastingtours.com
12th Annual Tactile Art Show – This popular show at the St. Augustine Art Association features “touchable” art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. The exhibit will be located in the Art Association’s gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday -Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Bruce Minney Collages – The St. Augustine Art Association will showcase a solo exhibition of works by the late Bruce Minney in the Marguerita Phillips Permanent Collection Gallery. Minney was an established commercial artist whose illustrations were featured in countless men’s adventure magazines and paperbacks. He experimented with collages, paintings, ceramics, mixed media and mobiles. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m.and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Tuesday:  October 15
Salt Air Farmer’s Market – Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com
Wednesday:  October 16
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. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com
Thursday: October 17
Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture – Professor Lucian Gassett presents a lecture titled “American Artistic Printing & Design Inspiration at the Turn of the Century.” The presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler’s Ponce de Leon Hotel and takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, now Flagler College. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture or $15 for four lectures in the series. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6282www.ponce125.com
Mid-morning Kayak Experience – Enjoy a two-hour St. Augustine kayak tour departing at10 a.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. No experience is necessary for this paddling adventure to see salt marshes and the wildlife species that call this productive habitat home. Lucky paddlers have seen both loggerhead and green sea turtles! $40/adult, $30 ages 6-12 Reservations recommended. 111 Avenida Menendez 904-377-7245.www.staugustineecotours.com
Evenings at Whitney –  At 7 p.m., The Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium at Marineland hosts Dr. Elaine Seaver who will explain the developmental mechanisms underlying the diversity of marine animals. Dr. Seaver is a Professor with the Department of Biology, University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu
The Abolitlionists – “The Abolitionists”, from the National Endowment for the Humanities African-American Experience Film Series, will be shown in the Gamache-Koger Theatre, Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College. The showing of this film is part of the seriesRace and the South: St. Augustine in Context, presented by the Flagler College Ideas and Images program marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The program takes place a 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 50 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine 904-819-6282. www.flagler.edu/our-community
Thursday – Saturday: October 17 – 19
El Pescado Billfish Tournament – The Monique Burr Foundation, a non-profit advocate for abused children, will host the 25th El Pescado Billfish Tournament at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor. This tournament is North Florida’s most celebrated blue water event and the only charity-run tournament of its kind in the Southeast. Register in advance online.
3070 Harbor Dr., St. Augustine. www.moniqueburrfoundation.org
Friday: October  18
Paddle Pellicer Creek from Faver-Dykes –  A local favorite tour guided by Ripple Effect Ecotours. Start from Faver-Dykes State park at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a leisure paddle along the twisty path to relaxation and educational awareness of this beautiful Aquatic Preserve; one of the last remaining natural watersheds that flows into an estuarine system without major man-made alterations. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to the Friends of Washington Oaks for park improvement projects.  All costs include the finest kayaking equipment and guided service at $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger.
Kayaking by Full Moon with a Guide at Marineland – From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. float along the tranquil banks of mangrove trees. Then watch as the Full Moon rises from the unique experience of a kayak floating on Earth. Bring all your friends, and enjoy this evening away from the hurries and worries. Professional and educated guides will provide guided service with the safest kayak equipment in the area. All costs include passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure, the finest kayaking equipment and guided service at $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger. 101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565www.rippleeffectecotours.com
 
Halloween Magic at Colonial Quarter – A special Halloween- themed Magic Show and a thrills and chills Picolata Players performance are scheduled at Colonial Quarter as part of the attraction’s Halloween celebrations. Mayhem de Magnifico and crew add some not-too-scary tricks to this kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. Friday October 18 and 25. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
The Lumineers with Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Rateliff – The Lumineers, known for their hit song “Ho Hey” and their Platinum-selling albums, perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The show begins at 6:45 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets range from $27.50 – $45. 1320 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse – Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  This special event starting at 6:15 p.m. 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.  Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. 81 Lighthouse Ave. St. Augustine.904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Friday – Sunday: October  18 – 20
Corn Maze at Skyes and Cooper Farms – A 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns, “live” entertainment including Jack, the loudest hee-hawing donkey around and some more good ole family fun will be at the Sykes and Cooper Farms. The hours areFriday 5 – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission (cash only) is $9 general admission, children 2 and under FREE. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton.
904-692-1370
The Tasting Tours ‘Vittles and Vino’ Tour Celebrates Pink! – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hop on board a Vittles and Vino VIP (horse drawn) Carriage Tour for a 3 hour food and wine experience in October and we will donate $5 per ticket towards Breast Cancer Awareness.  Tours are Friday – Monday at 2 p.m. Tours depart from 100 St. George Street, Suite E.  Tickets are $109 pp all inclusive. Call or text 904-325-3911 for more info or visit www.thetastingtours.com
Saturday: October 19
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 will select the winning photo which will then be displayed at the VIC 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 washingtonoaksphotoentry@gmail.com    www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
Old City Farmers Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.
Timucua Program to Celebrate National Archaeology Day – Washington Oaks State Park hosts stories about the Timucuan Indians from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.   See a 1500s Timucuan Camp and experience the food, clothing and shelter of these amazing people first hand. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl or starting a fire using a bow and drill. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
Experience Fort Mose: Native American Folklore – From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., volunteers in period clothing offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into Native American folklore at this special program at the site of the first, legally-sanctioned, free black community in the United States. The program is weather permitting. Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
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 – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine. www.tolomatocemetery.com
Folio Weekly’s Oktoberfest 2013 – O’Steen Volkswagen presents Folio Weekly’s Oktoberfest featuring live music from PAPERCUTT and 32 oz. to Freedom at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. VIP admission is $25 in advance; $30 at the door with a 5 p.m.entry time. General Admission is $20 in advance; $25 at the door with a 6 p.m., entry time. This event is for age 21 and older — No Children Allowed. 1320 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.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
OceanWise An Evening For The Estuaries – The Friends of the GTM Reserve host their 4th annual signature evening event at the Environmental Education Center, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. From 6 – 9 p.m., selected chefs from local restaurants will prepare and offer a variety of ocean-friendly sustainable seafood fare. Admission is a donation of $50 and supports the Reserve’s ecological education programs. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4527
Haunted Trails and Corn Maze – The Florida Agricultural Museum hosts a wagon ride through the woods, magic shows, carnival games and a haunted house. Come in costume! The ride takes place 6 – 10 p.m. each day. Admission is $10; toddlers are free. 7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com
Halla Galla: A Neo-Victorian Reverie – The Junior Service League (JSL) presents Halla Galla: Tomorrow as it used to be, Neo-Victorian Reverie at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Lightner Museum. Festivities will begin with cocktail hour, followed by dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, charitable gambling, live entertainment and performances throughout the evening. Tickets are $150. The JSL is a non-profit organization supporting numerous community service projects in St. Johns County. 75 King St., St. Augustine. http://hallagalla.com/site
Halloween Comedy at Colonial Quarter – The Picolata Players add some spooky spice to their usual comedy hi-jinks in their Saturday night performances October 19 and 26. All shows begin at 8 p.m. under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.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. weather permitting. $5 cover charge and free leis for all. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-8646 www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html
Sunday: October 20
“Check, Please” at the Raintree Restaurant – A theatrical performance of “Check, Please” combined with great dining create a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment.  Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately).  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at7 p.m.  904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com

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