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This Weekend in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

Friday: January 6

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries.  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visitwww.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

 

FIGURE AND PORTRAIT ART EXHIBIT

Stop in to the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery to view artistic works with a primary subject of the human body or face. Figure studies, including academic drawings, formal portraits or busts, people in groups. The gallery is located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call904.824.2310 or visit www.staaa.org.

 

MEMBERS EXHIBIT AT CCPVB

Don’t miss the grand opening of this exhibit showcasing the diverse talents of artist members of the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. This exhibition, on display through February 18, features amazing works selected by Russ Wilson, guest juror for the exhibit. The reception is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. The Cultural Center is located at 50 Executive Way. For more information, go to www.ccpvb.org

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: January 6,7, & 8

PIERCING THE DARKNESS

Recapture the trials, tribulations and triumphs of St. Augustine Lighthouse Keepers at this special one-man presentation by Lee Weaver. This world premier presentation is for this weekend only at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20. For tickets, call 825-1164.

Saturday and Sunday: 7 & 8

THE LAST STAND: TEXAS RANGERS AND THE OUTLAWS

Saddle up and head over to the American Tactical Training Arms Center in St. Augustine for the biggest shootout since the OK Corral!  More than 400 Cowboys, Cowgirls, Buckeroos and Buckerettes dressed in full Western attire will demonstrate their skills with six-guns, shotguns and lever-action rifles at one of the nation’s largest shooting competitions.  Hosted by the Ancient City Shooting Range and Ghost Town Gunslingers, this event is the State of Florida Championship Match.  Action takes place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and the Top Gun Shoot-Off featuring the 32 highest scoring competitors is at High Noon on Sunday.  The Arms Center is located adjacent to the St. Johns County Agricultural Center just off SR 16 west of I-95. Admission is free.  For more details, call 904-808-8559or email misusina@gmail.com

 

NATURE MOVIES AT GTM RESERVE

Every Saturday and Sunday in January the GTM Reserve features the nature movie “Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures”. Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Jean-Michel Cousteau and his acclaimed diving teams as they explore a thrilling array of natural phenomena, investigate little known territories and ecosystems hundreds of feet beneath the ocean’s surface, and come face to face with the friendly and ferocious inhabitants of the deep in this film. Showings are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The GTM Environmental Education Center (EEC) is located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. There is no cost to see the movie.  Tours of the GTM Environmental Educations Center are available before or after the film and the cost is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children age 10 to 17 and children under 10 are free.  For more information, call 904-823-4500.

Saturday: January 7

SALT MARSH KAYAK ADVENTURE

A little bit of exercise and a lot of great natural history information makes this tour a slam-dunk!  Professional Guides lead the way to ensure a safe & memorable kayaking experience. 10:00AM-12:00PM. $35/Adult, $30/kids 6-12.  Call St. Augustine Eco Tours at 904-377-7245.www.staugustineecotours.com

 

EMMA CONCERT SERIES: Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Enjoy a beautiful musical performance by Trio con Brio Copenhagen, whose family ties, cultural blending and musical connections all converge to color, shape and energize the concerts they present worldwide. The concert takes place at 8 p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, visit www.EmmaConcerts.com or call904.797.2800.

 

 

Entertainment

Abductee Seeks to Escape Kidnappers in Mindbending Sci-fi Thriller

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Books

Cop under Fire

  Cop under Fire Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America by Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. with Nancy French Foreword by Sean Hannity Worthy Publishing Hardcover, $21.99 272 pages ISBN: 978-1-617-95857-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “David Clarke refuses to bow a knee to political correctness, and he refuses to give his party over to the hands of black activists whose politics would destroy America. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Make Way for Dulé!

  Dulé Hill The “Sleight” Interview with Kam Williams Make Way for Dulé! Born in Orange, New Jersey and raised in Sayreville, Dulé Hill began attending dance school when he was 3 years- old. He later received his first break as the understudy to Savion Glover on Broadway in “The Tap Dance Kid.” Dulé went on to perform the lead role in the musical’s national tour. And his additional stage credits include “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Cajun Baby chooses Skeeter for a reason

  Cajun Baby chooses Skeeter for a reason By Craig Lamb Cliff Crochet, known on the pro bass tour as the Cajun Baby, has a lot to be proud of besides his south Louisiana roots. In Cajun country, boats are part of life, either for a livelihood or connection to the outdoors for recreation with friends and family. Crochet quote about Cajun roots. Crochet's resume includes 9 Top 10 finishes, three appearances in the Bassmaster Classic, and a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

“Sin City” Becomes Acceptable?

  “Sin City” Becomes Acceptable? by Amy Lignor   So…what changes will occur if an NFL team hits Las Vegas? Not many, actually. Perhaps more of the ‘contract money’ will be lost considering the blackjack tables ARE right in the vicinity; however, NFL owners seem just fine with the fact that the Raiders will once again wave good-bye to their “Nation” and relocate to Sin City. But when you look at the news headlines, the NFL has and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale

  Buying & Selling: Learning the Art of the Tag Sale by Amy Lignor   When people speak about making a few extra bucks, there is more than one way to skin a cat these days. Perhaps you’re trying to save up for a vacation for the family to take this summer. Perhaps you are looking for collectibles to invest in. Oddly enough, many people do not realize what, exactly, was in Great Grandma’s house when she passed on to a happier place. … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Vacations…Underground

  Vacations…Underground by Amy Lignor   There are millions of spots to visit and sites to see around the world when it comes to vacation time; however, there are also those you can’t necessarily “see.” In this world of digital technology and highly imaginative architecture that creates buildings that are higher and more “glitzy” than ever before, it is important to remember that in ancient times, people were building “down.” Various … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

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