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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

Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions

  The Levelling Film Review by Kam Williams Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions It's not very clear whether Harry Catto's (Joe Blakemore) death was a murder or a suicide. One thing's for certain, though. It wasn't merely a mishap, because nobody accidentally sticks a gun in his own mouth and pulls the trigger. The cops suspect that he killed himself, but his father (David … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [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

2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity

  2017 Hobbies That Bring You Serenity by Amy Lignor   Origami. Memory albums. Quilting. What do these have in common? Well, at one point or another in time, they have represented the “hottest” hobbies in the United States. Taking up hobbies are not only a fun thing to do for the “artistic/creative” type, but they also help to reduce stress. Even the AMA has cited the fact that taking up a hobby can produce a calming environment … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Lowrance Continues to Dominate After 60 Years

  Lowrance Continues to Dominate After 60 Years  For six decades, the iconic brand Lowrance has led the fishing and boating industries in product innovation and customer service, supported professional anglers around the globe and dominated the tournament trail. But how did it all begin? Founded by Darrell J. Lowrance, the company revolutionized the fishing industry with the design and manufacture of the original FISH LO-K-TOR – the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Will NASCAR Theatrics Bring Back Viewers?

  Will NASCAR Theatrics Bring Back Viewers? by Amy Lignor   For any of the millions who once watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports and heard the words “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,” they remember the footage of a skier’s crash when it came to the “agony” side of things. Everyone knew that sight was a fact – a video that was absolutely real. Nowadays, however, it seems that more and more sports are “making up” shots that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

How Are Retail Sales in 2017?

  How Are Retail Sales in 2017? E-Commerce Reigns by Amy Lignor   Despite consumer uncertainty, as well as a very sluggish beginning to 2017, the U.S. retail sales industry is projected to increase 4% this year. Headlines show that many retailers and companies posted “soft” holiday sales to end 2016, which caused some notable retailers to either cut jobs or close stores as a result. However, when it comes to 2017, the National … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home!

  Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home! by Amy Lignor   We speak about luxury vacations, budget vacations, vacations that are fun for the kids, and many more areas of travel at this time of year. But there is also a category that many do not touch upon because they “assume” it is far too difficult for those on a budget to be able to enjoy these jaw-dropping wonders. However, whether you are a backpacker looking to “become a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]