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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

For movies opening January 20, 2017

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Books

Concerned Father Creates Children’s Book Series To Help Make Learning About Valuable Black History Information Fun Again

  Concerned Father Creates Children's Book Series To Help Make Learning About Valuable Black History Information Fun Again   Orlando, FL (January 16, 2017) – EOTO Books & Publishing announced today the immediate release of “The Christopher OluFela Series of Books for Kids” written by father and creative children’s picture book author Lee Chavous. The books take a unique approach to inform young readers of a rich African American … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

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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

Groundswell for Chazelle!

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Outdoors

Carolina Skiff at Miami’s Favorite Boat Show

  Carolina Skiff at Miami's Favorite Boat Show By Craig Lamb You might say “new” is a reoccurring theme of Miami’s favorite boat show coming up soon. A new location with hundreds of new boats, including never-before-seen models being debuted by Carolina Skiff, is a great way to kick off the season. Few boat shows offer buyers the chance to see new boats where they ultimately belong—floating on the water in a real time setting. You can … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Can Troy Aikman Win MVP?

  Can Troy Aikman Win MVP? by Amy Lignor   What a strange title for an article, aye? Of course the ‘old man’ of the Dallas Cowboys can’t win MVP. Troy Aikman was an elite QB, with three Super Bowl rings to prove that fact. However, Aikman hasn’t actually suited-up since leaving behind his Cowboys uniform in 2001. The number one overall draft pick in 1989, Aikman was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII, and was elected to the Pro Football … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Spotlight on Africa

  Spotlight on Africa by Amy Lignor   As the year winds down and comes to a close, it is Africa that is receiving some headlines that call for many changes and improvements to be made in the coming years. It was Ambassador Amina Mohamed (Nairobi, Kenya) that spoke recently about the African Union Commission (AUC) and how the group must provide leadership in the coming years. After all, the nation of Africa is, in truth, the cradle … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

The Grandest New Year’s Celebrations Around the World

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Green Living

2017 Will Be Green!

    2017 Will Be Green! by Amy Lignor   This statement is not a “hopeful” imagination talking; it is actually quite true. Very recently the Pantone Color Institute declared that green will most definitely be THE color for 2017. This is a company that calls themselves the “global color authority,” and states that everything from high fashion to trends will be on the green path throughout next year. So…when we look at a “green” … [Read More its Good for You...]