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This Week in St Augustine, October 7 – 13, 2013

 

 

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October 7, 2013
Monday – Sunday : October 7 – 13
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
Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at Word Golf Hall of Fame IMAX TheaterTwo 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. Check the website for show schedule. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133www.worldgolfimax.com
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
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
Wood & Landscape Art Exhibit – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will host the works of Gene Roberds and Grant Ward.  Grant specializes in turning wood and spinning metal vessels using a lathe.  Gene Roberds works include watercolors, oil and acrylic, plus some photographs and drawings.   Admission to the gallery is free and it is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  50 Executive Way,  Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614;www.ccpvb.org
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 opening party is on the 4th from 5 – 11 p.m. at St. Augustine’s space:eight gallery. The show runs throughNovember 30. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
Monday – Friday: October 7 – 11
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
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
Tuesday:  October 8
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
Nation’s Oldest City Kayak Tour – Join the guides of St. Augustine Eco Tours for a 2-hour program that will allow you a unique perspective of the historic Castillo fort and gorgeous views of the bay front.  Your Interpretive Guide will identify wildlife along the way and explain local salt marsh ecology.  No experience necessary.  Stable tandem kayaks make the paddle enjoyable for all.  $40/adult w/ mention of this ad.  Tour time is 10am – 12pm. Call904-377-7245 for reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com
Wednesday:  October 9
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 – Sunday: October 10 – 13
Spamalot at the Limelight Theatre – The Monty Python-inspired musical comedy “Spamalot” comes to St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Thursday: October 10
Flavors Top Chef Cook Off, a Benefit for Home Again St. Johns – Chefs from around Florida’s Historic Coast will compete “iron- chef style” to become the Flavors Top Chef. Each chef will prepare a dish to present to a panel of celebrity judges. In addition to the exciting competition, there will be plenty of tastes of the Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast to sample and a silent auction, all to benefit Home Again St. Johns. The Cook Off takes place 6 – 9 p.m. in the Ballroom at Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. Tickets are $30 per person and include 5 tasting tickets. Additional taste tickets are available at the event.
  500 South Legacy Trail, at World Golf Village. St. Augustine    800-653-2489http://historiccoastflavors.com
Friday – Sunday: October 11 – 13
Pellicer Creek Raid – A Civil War Re-Enactment – Florida Agricultural Museum presents a living history look at Florida during the Civil War. Authentic camps for 1864 cavalry, artillery and infantry troops will be open to the public 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $6; school group rate is $3 per person; kids under 12 are $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com
16th Annual Greek Festival – Greek music, dance and food are featured at this annual festival set in a virtual Greek village at St. Augustine’s Francis Field. The Hellenic Band and Nisiotes and Asteria Greek Dancers are featured performers. There will be an authentic Agora market, a Cafenio, a Taverna, kids center and much more. Festival hours are Friday, 4 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, children and active-duty are free. 29 Castillo Dr. St. Augustine. 904-829-0504www.stauggreekfest.com
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
Friday & Saturday: October 11 & 12
The History of Florida – A Roundtable of Authors –  The St. Augustine Historical Society presents notable authors specializing in the history of Florida. Held at Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, the presentations are 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.   Check the website for the schedule. Admission is free. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2872 www.oldesthouse.org/historylive
Friday: October 11
The Great Gatsby Gala – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and Audi Jax hosts The Great Gatsby Gala from 6 – 11 p.m. The gala, one of four fundraisers for children’s arts education programs, will be like stepping back to the Roaring 20’s. Live jazz music will be performed by The Wes Goode Quintet featuring Scott Giddens and will include an open bar, whiskey sampling, cigar bar, dinner and a live auction. Individual tickets are $100 members/$125 non-members. Table Sponsorship is $1200 and includes reserved seating for 8. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
The St. Augustine Story – Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective. Curtain at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 adults and $12.50 Students. 259 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine. 904-824-8874www.oldfloridamuseum.com
 
The History of Florida – A Roundtable of Authors –  The St. Augustine Historical Society presents notable authors specializing in the history of Florida. Held at Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, the presentations are 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday.   Check the website for the schedule. Admission is free. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2872 www.oldesthouse.org/historylive
Saturday & Sunday: October 12 & 13
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
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
Saturday: October 12
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.
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
Second Saturdays GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC).   There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
Annual Think Pink Escorted Motorcycle Ride – St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon Mall will be the start and finish of the annual Think Pink Motorcycle Fundraiser Ride for Breast Cancer. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $25 for the driver and $10 for passengers (includes a T-shirt & lunch). Kick stands up at 10:30 a.m. for a 70 mile ride in beautiful St. Johns County. Pre-registration is available. 2121 U.S. Highway 1 South, St. Augustine.www.thinkpinkinoctober.com
Family and Friends Kayak Day at Guana – Be a part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve from 10 a.m. – noon, a special place for you and a coastal habitat for an array of wildlife. Ripple Effect Ecotours will provide an interpretative kayaking adventure for your entire family and group of friends. Then explore the GTM NERR Educational Center. All levels of kayaking experience are welcomed. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger that includes all kayaking equipment, passes to the Educational Center and guided kayak tour. 450 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com 
 
Shop Pink & Save – Women’s Health Symposium – The St. Augustine Outlets host a free and fun event from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. featuring free health screenings, information on healthy living, giveaways, and presentations on surviving breast cancer, diabetes management and breast health. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd. (east side of I-95), St. Augustine. 904-825-1052www.StAugOutlets.com
11th Annual Herbs in the Gardens Festival – From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,The Friends of Washington Oaks present the 11th Annual Herbs in the Gardens. A large variety of herbs will be available from Maggie’s Herb Farm. At 11 a.m., Dora Baler will discuss “Culinary & Medical Uses of Herbs.” At noon, there will be a demonstration using herbs in the kitchen. Beginning at 2 p.m. a Garden Tour, led by a Park Ranger, will take place. 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. 386-446-6780www.FloridaStateParks.org
Picolata Players at Colonial Quarter – Every Saturday evening at 8 p.m., the talented performance troupe Picolata Players takes the stage under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter’s outdoor theatre.  The hour-long Improve Sketch Comedy shows infuse merriment with the rich Spanish Colonial history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113www.colonialquarter.com
Sunday: October 13
Discover the Birds of Anastasia – Led by an Anastasia State Park volunteer, this fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. From 8:30-10:30 a.m., observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails and other areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide if you have one. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion. The program is included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Marine Ecology Fun – Jump aboard St. Augustine Eco Tour’s research vessel to explore brilliant green marshes with productivity that rivals even the most intact rainforest. Sightings of osprey, manatees and dolphins are all possibilities on this journey through the estuary! This is a one-of-a-kind family adventure offered several times per day. Trips reserved for 2 to 6 guests. $35 adults/$30 kids 12 & under or $175 for a private tour.  Departs from the Municipal Marina (111 Avenida Menendez   St. Augustine).  Call St. Augustine Eco Tours for reservations at 904-377-7245 or visit www.staugustineecotours.com
St. Augustine Record Fair – Live bands, a professional DJ between band sets, a bounce house for the kids, food and drinks and the very best in records are all part of the St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by Tonevendor in conjunction with St. Johns County. The fair is from noon – 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and is free and open to the public. The Fair will feature new and used merchandise from many regional dealers. Items to expect include collectibles, turntable supplies, posters, CDs, and of course, tons of vinyl records. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
St. Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Concert – Have a picnic in the park and enjoy live music and the Sculpture Garden from 4 – 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Admission is free. 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach. 904-824-4493
“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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