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What’s Happening in St Augustine January 6 – 12 2014

 

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January 6, 2014
Monday – Sunday : January 6 – 12
Nights of Lights – Selected by National Geographic Traveler in 2011 and 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city through February 2. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. www.NightsofLights.com
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the IMAX Theater – The Hobbit trilogy continues at The IMAX Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame through January 16. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
“Little Picture Show” Exhibit – Through January 31, Lost Art Gallery presents an exhibition of art from classical to contemporary, featuring small and affordable works in a variety of mediums including oil on canvas, oil on copper, etchings and watercolors by European and regional artists.  210 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-827-9800 www.lostartgallery.com
Portrait & Figure Show – Through February 2, the St. Augustine Art Association hosts a juried exhibition of expressions of the human face and form lending personality to a variety of styles and media. 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
For a complete list of special Nights of Lights, eco/kayak, food and history tours taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week, visit Florida’s Historic Coast Events.  
Monday – Thursday:  January 6 – 9
‘Playbook’ Art Exhibit at space:eight Gallery  –  Through January 30th, space:eight will host ‘Playbook,’ an exhibition of new works by Roswell, GA, artist George Long and Brooklyn artist Mario Schambon.  The new series of works is pulled and pushed from a very diverse set of feelings and adventures fueled by desires, hunger and thirst.  space:eight Gallery is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  After hours by appointment.  228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838
Wednesday:  January 8
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. 904-347-8007www.thecivicassociation.com
First Wednesdays Lightner Museum Tours – Lightner Museum’s curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum’s eclectic relics.  This themed interactive tour is designed to give participants an opportunity to talk with the curator and to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   The curator tour begins at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the museum.  The tour is included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for under 12.  75 King St., St. Augustine.904-824-2874www.lightnermuseum.org
Discover First America Program – Journey: Vignettes of St. Augustine’s African-American History.  Chapters of St. Augustine’s lengthy African-American history come alive throughout this program that features re-enactments of the lives of the first African-Americans. Also, the program includes a re-enactment of the famous Civil Rights Period sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. This program is sponsored by Tour St. Augustine and St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours.  The program begins at 7 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, admission is free.  St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees. 14 Granada Street www.Staugustine-450.com
Thursday:  January 9
Evenings at Whitney – Our Mysterious Sense of Smell – At 7 p.m., The Whitney Lab Lohman Auditorium at Marineland hosts Dr. Barry W. Ache, professor of neuroscience and biology and director of the University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste. Dr. Ache explains how the sense of smell works–what happens inside olfactory receptor cells in response to an odor and answers many interesting questions about smell and how it affects our everyday lives.  9505 Ocean Shore Blvd.
Friday: January 10
Celebrate Art 2014:  7th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition Opening – Through February 21, the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach will host the 7th Annual Juried Artist Member Exhibition. The exhibit opening takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
Saturday:  January 11
Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre,  Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733
 
Second Saturday: GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike –  Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC).   There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
Second Saturday:  City Walks Pet Friendly Tours – Bring Fido to join City Walks for a free Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine’s Historic District.  The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine’s office.  Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required.  4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
Florida Orienteering Festival – From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Florida Agricultural Museum presents a fascinating course on how to navigate through the Florida wilderness.  Open to all ages and levels of experience.  This trail-hiking program is a light competition with different skill-level trails.  Instructors will be on site to explain how the game works.  There are 3 orienteering courses from one to three-miles in length and participants must finish within two hours of their start time (3 p.m. is the deadline for completion).  Admission is $2 per person + $4 per map.  Compasses available for rent .50 cents each, $20 deposit.  7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com
St. Augustine Chocolate Tour –  A guided journey to the finest chocolatiers in St. Augustine everySaturday through February.  Learn the history of chocolate while sampling truffles, pastries and gooey delights.  The 2-hour tour departs at 1:30 p.m. from the Old Town Trolley Welcome Center.  The tour is $60 per person and reservations are required.  27 San Marco Ave. 904-829-3800
Changing of the Guard Ceremony – At 6:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Spanish Garrison conducts a 1740 Changing of the Guard Ceremony in the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion.   The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with two groups of soldiers marching from the Spanish Bakery — one heads north on St. George Street to the City Gate and the other group comes south on the street to the Governor’s House where they will demonstrate Spanish military arts and explain the purpose of the Changing of the Guard.  At6:15 p.m., after greeting the public at the City Gate, the second group of soldiers marches down St. George Street to join their comrades at the Governor’s House where the Changing of the Guard, complete with a volley of musketry, will be performed. The Garrison will then march back to the Spanish Bakery.  St. George St. and Government House on the Plaza, St. Augustine.
Sunday: January 12
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 weather permitting and included in the regular admission of $8/vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4/single-occupant vehicle and $2/bicyclist or walker. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/

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