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What are you doing this weekend? Come to St. Augustine!

Friday and Saturday: July 9-10

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Back by popular demand, the Limelight Theatre’s original cast returns to present Richard O’Brien’s cult rock and roll horror-comedy. Audience participation is encouraged at this live performance, but please no props from home – prop packages will be made available prior to the show. The horror begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights. The show will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights through July 10. This weekend is your last opportunity to see this great show! Tickets are $25 each. The Limelight Theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information and reservations, call 904.825.1164 or go to www.Limelight-Theatre.org .

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: July 9-11

TWILIGHT AT IMAX
See The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on a screen six stories high during this special engagement at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX theatre. This highly anticipated third installment in the The Twilight Saga and the event film of the summer looks amazing on IMAX. For show times and tickets, go to www.WorldGolfIMAX.com.

KINGFISH CHALLENGE
Chase the big ones in this exciting competition that offers cash and prizes for the biggest catch. Registration is limited to 400 boats. Friday is the Junior Kingfish Challenge, Tournament Registration and the Captain’s Meeting. Fishing days are Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a fish fry and awards on Sunday. It all begins at the St. Augustine City Marina located at 111 Avenida Menendez. For more information and registration forms, call 904.824.8322 or 904.669.0490 or visit www.acgfa.com/kingfishchallenge.html.

Saturday: July 11

A PAINTING IN A DAY
Join well-known artist Sydney McKenna as she guides participants through a step-by-step hands-on process on how to complete a landscape painting in a day. Sydney will use non-solvent oil paints provided by the Cultural Center. Participants of all skill levels will finish a painting at the end of the day. The cost is $145 — all supplies included. The course is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Drive. For more information, call 904.280.0614.


Watch the sun go down and enjoy an incredible view of the night sky in one of the quietest estuaries in North Florida from the stable platform of a glowing “firefly” kayak. This tour is led by a certified interpreter from Ripple Effect Ecotours and will include an educational journey into our galaxy and beyond with folklore, mythology, and astronomy for beginners. This 2-hour tour departs at 7:45 p.m. from the GTM Research Reserve Dam, located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $55 per person. For more information, call 904.347.1565 or register online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com .

Judyth Piazza chats with Chris Kelley, Ripple Effect Ecotours, St … (click here to listen to interview)

NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to Government House Museum, the Lightner Museum, the Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, and the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Authentic Old Drug Store, Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House and the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum (donations are welcomed).

For more information on events and activities in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches, go to the Visitors and Convention Bureau website at www.FloridasHistoricCoast.com or call 1.800.653.2489.

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