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What’s Happening in St Augustine, November 4 – 11 2013

 

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November 4, 2013
Monday – Monday : November 4 – 11 (Including Veterans Day)
Monday & Thursday: November 4 & 7
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West at the IMAX Theater – With stunning aerial cinematography and meticulous recreations, Lewis & Clark dramatizes the legendary early 19th-century expedition that crossed the uncharted North American West. Tickets are: Adults $10, Seniors/Students/Military $9, and Children 3-12 $7.50. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday – Friday: November 4 – 8
Form and Feelings Art Exhibit – The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts the works of Joyce Gabiou & Richard McRae in an exhibition called “Form and Feelings.”   Admission to the gallery is free and open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org
The Chess Project Exhibition – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host artist Lee Walton’s “The Chess Project,” an exhibition that is the tangible manifestation of the artist’s pursuite to master his hobby. Admission is free. The Museum is open to the publicMonday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Tuesday – Friday:  November 6 – 8
“Watercolors of the World by Brad Bennett” – The St. Johns Cultural Council presents the Fine Art of Brad Bennett on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building. Bennett has painted scenes for a number of books, calendars, stationery card sets, posters and prints. His artwork is regularly sought out by Hollywood for set decorations. Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Rotunda Gallery, St. Johns County Administration Building. 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. 904-808-7330www.stjohnsculture.com
Tuesday:  November 5
Salt Air Farmer’s Market – Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com
Kayaking – Old Florida from Faver-Dykes State Park – Guided by master naturalists, this kayak tour explores the coastline of Princess Place Preserve and Pellicer Creek — one of the cleanest and most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The tour departs at 9:30 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park and returns at 12:30 p.m. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger. 1000 Fayer-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. 904-347-1565 www.RippleEffectEcotours.com
Sunset Sailing Aboard Sirenia – Feel your worries melt away on this 2-hour journey into the estuary surrounding the nation’s oldest city.  Take in views of St. Augustine’s historic bayfront as a romantic sunset colors the sky.  Your Captain will do the work or let you try your hand at sailing, otherwise you can relax as the world passes you by. The tour leaves from the St. Augustine Marina. Reservations Required. Special rate:  Buy 1 ticket full price at $50/adult and get $10 off 2nd adult ticket!  Tour time is 3:45 p.m.  111 Avenida Menendez
Wine Class and Tasting – The TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse is the setting for a special program to learn about and taste a variety of wines. The tasting is from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 per person.  110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach  904-543-5105http://www.tpc.com/sawgrass
Music Masters Lecture and Performance – EMMA and Flagler College host a Music Masters lecture from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College with Nick Curry, Cello with the Trio Florida. The program will include Dvorak’s Dumky Trio as well as a piano Trio by pianist Gary Smart who will talk about how he composed this work and his inspirations for writing the piece. The compositional details surrounding Dvorak’s trio will be discussed. Admission is $6 at the door. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800www.emmaconcerts.com
Wednesday:  November 6
Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market  – Farmer’s Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park on St. Augustine Beach, 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.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com
First Wednesdays Lightner Museum Tours – Lightner Museum curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum’s eclectic relics. This themed interactive tour changes monthly and 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. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
Discover First America Program – “Secrets of the Spanish Colonial Archives” marks the official debut of the Catholic Diocese digital archives developed by Professor Michael Francis of the University of South Florida in collaboration with Vanderbilt University. The program also provides a sneak peek at the foods and wines available at Colonial Quarter’s Spanish Mercado along with demonstrations of Spanish cuisine. In addition, the Colonial Quarter’s Picolata Players will preform. This program is sponsored by the Colonial Quarter and held in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is free. St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees.
14 Granada St.  www.Staugustine-450.com
Thursday – Sunday: November 7 – 10
9th Annual Florida Literary Arts “Other Words” Conference – This year’s conference focuses on “Writing Florida: The First 500 Years”. The weekend features panels, readings, workshops and an independent book fair, all focused around the unique literary landscape of historic and contemporary Florida. All nightly conference readings start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The readings include poets, novelists, and memoirists, Mark Powell, Gianna Rosso, D. K Roberts, Campbell McGrath, and Rhonda Riley.   The workshops which include screenwriting, poetry,, non-fiction, and fiction require registration. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-6481 www.floridarts.org
Limelight Theatre Presents “Bad Seed” – Written by Maxwell Anderson, “Bad Seed” is set in a small southern town where a penmanship contest and a child’s drowning combine to create a memorable mystery thriller. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday -Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Thursday: November 7
Healing The Children Wine Tasting and Casino Night – From 6 – 9 p.m., the Student Orthopedic Assistant Association hosts a wine tasting and casino night at San Sebastian Winery. This is a fundraiser for the non-profit Healing the Children, Inc. There is a $10 entry fee;  Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres, Black Jack, Texas Hold’em and more. 157 King St., St. Augustine. 407-877-8311 www.htcflorida.org
A Tale of Two Black Boys – Dr. Elijah Anderson, Professor of Sociology, Yale University, presents “Trayvon and Emmett: A Tale of Two Black Boys” at 7 p.m. in Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. The lecture is part of the speaker series Race and the South: St. Augustine in Context, presented by the Flagler College Ideas and Images program marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The lecture is free and open to the public. 14 Granada Street  904-819-6282 www.flagler.edu/our-community
Filmmaker Josh Gibson at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum – Josh Gibson, Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, discusses his three most recent films, “Kudzu Vine”, “Light Plate” and “Nile Perch” at 7 p.m. at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. In the past three years, his films have won 14 major festival awards. His film “Nile Perch” is one of the 15 finalists for Cinema Eye Honors’ Best Short documentary of 2013. Free Admission. 48 Sevilla St. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Friday – Sunday: November 8 – 10
6th Annual Pirate Gathering – Three days of pirate fun and history in the nation’s oldest city! Enjoy historic exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade and pirate battles. The events take place at Francis Field, Colonial Quarter, on the bayfront and along Orange St. in downtown St. Augustine. Admission to Francis Field is “A-Buck-an-ear” ($2) for adult/child. 29 West Castillo Dr. 904-824-4997 www.pirategathering.com
Friday: November 8
Sunset Guided Kayak Tour at Marineland – Ripple Effect Ecotours provides this one of kind guided adventure from 4 – 6 p.m. into the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, one of twenty-eight in USA. Learn about the importance for an estuarine system and coastal habitats that are important for all life. You will find nature in pristine condition using the finest kayaking equipment guided by a master naturalist. No experience required. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger; includes general admission passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure. 101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine (Marineland). 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Passion Pit with Two Door Cinema Club, The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia – Indie pop band Passion Pit performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The performance will feature special guests The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) Tickets range from $33 – $42.50. 1320 A1A South  904-471-1965www.staugamphitheatre.com
Cat Power with Nico Turner Concert – Penning and performing songs that are offbeat in narrative, but literate and emotionally revealing, Cat Power performs at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $30 for general admission standing room only. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-209-0399. www.pvconcerthall.com
The St. Augustine Story – Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective. Curtain time at The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 adults and $12.50 Students. 259 San Marco Ave.  904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com
Magic at Colonial Quarter – Mayhem de Magnifico and crew perform a kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Saturday – Monday: November 9 -11
Veterans Day Weekend at Castillo de San Marcos – In honor of those who have served the U.S. military, the National Parks Service is offering free admission to the Castillo de San Marcos for the weekend. Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1695, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. On Friday and Saturday, visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings from 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. The Castillo de San Marcosoverlooks Matanzas Bay. 1 S. Castillo Dr.
904-829-6506 www.NPS.gov/casa
Veterans Day/Month at the World Golf Hall of Fame – This Saturday through Monday,   Veterans and their dependents receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Through the rest of November, all active duty military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission. There will be special scavenger hunts and exhibits highlighting golf’s relationship with the military. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Saturday: November 9
Old City Farmers Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.

7th Annual Compassion 5K Run/Walk – Presented by St. Augustine Sertoma, this “Service to Mankind” event helps ease the financial burden of local families that are currently living with a major health crisis. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. at Shores Blvd. and U.S. 1 South, St. Augustine. Cash awards for top male and female finishers plus post-race prize drawing. Registration is $25 through Friday and $30 on site (7-7:30 a.m.) 904-806-2730www.compassion5k.org
Family and Friends Kayak Day at Guana – Explore the GTM NERR with an expert guide and master naturalist from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn about the ecology and importance of this watershed. This exploration is great for families looking for an outdoor adventure. All levels of kayaking experience are welcomed. The cost is $50 for adults and $40 for 15 years or younger, includes passes to the GTM Environmental Educational Center, all the equipment and guide service. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-347-1565www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Second Saturdays GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center.   There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
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
Maximo’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration – The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park celebrates the 10th anniversary of the arrival of Maximo at the park. The giant saltwater crocodile continues to be one of the park’s most popular residents. The celebration includes prizes, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and give aways. Meet St. Augustine-native Nascar driver Scott Lagasse Jr. from noon – 3 p.m. Outback Steakhouse will provide small bites from Down Under from noon – 2 p.m. The park is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $22.95 Adults; Children $11.95 (ages 3 – 11). Scouts in uniform get free admission.
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-824-3337 www.alligatorfarm.com
Justin Moore Concert – Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2009,” Justin Moore performs with Randy Hauser and Josh Thompson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets range from $24.50 – $50. 1320 A1A South  904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Monarch – The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall hosts Monarch, an eclectic feast of fierce and romantic artistry. Monarch..an EXPERIENCE of God’s power and love. Renaissance-style, Irish dance, world music infused with American pop-rock, opera, whimsical and passionate drama…all elements synced to multi-media in a romantic forest atmosphere. THe show starts at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Admission is $12. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0399  www.pvconcerthall.com
EMMA Concert: New Directions Veterans Choir – The New Directors Veterans Choir, an award-winning a cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the U.S. military, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $30. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour – St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine’s historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com
 
Comedy at Colonial Quarter – The Picolata Players perform a comedy hi-jinks. The show begins at 8 p.m. under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine.             904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Sunday: November 10
Lincolnville Farmer’s Market  – Eddie Vickers Park hosts the farmers market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Every Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. www.LincolnvilleFarmersMarket.com
Music in the Gardens – From 1 – 4 p.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates Veterans Day with the grand opening of their new stage. The Veteran’s Day Appreciation Concert will feature Tim Rippey, a highly-acclaimed vocalist who entertains with country, easy listening, and more. There will be a silent auction, refreshments through a Bake Sale and plant enthusiasts will be able to purchase plants. Free Admission. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
Old City Music Fest – Musical performances featuring classic rock band Kansas, Uncle Kracker, John Anderson, Bush Hawg and Morgan Frazier will headline the day’s concert at the St. Augustine Flea Market. This exciting day of great music, food and people will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in their mission to honor and empower wounded service members. Pre-sale tickets are $25 general admission and $75 VIP seating. Military discounts available. 2495 SR 207 at I-95, St. Augustine www.oldcitymusicfest.com
Florida Chamber Music Project Presents “Beethoven”- Hear how Beethoven’s compositions evolved as his deafness progressed in this special performance by the Florida Chamber Music Project. The music begins at 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall (doors open at 2 p.m.). Tickets for general admission seating are $25.  1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-209-0399. www.pvconcerthall.com
“Hansel & Gretel” A Fairy Tale Opera – A fairy tale opera for the whole family will be performed at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The Grimm Brothers’ story will be sung in English by professional singers along with The St. Augustine Youth Chorus.  Special Family Tickets are $50 (2 adults, 2 children) or Adults: $25; Students with ID $10. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-417-5555 www.firstcoastopera.com
St. Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Concert – Have a picnic in the park and enjoy live music and the Sculpture Garden from 4 – 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Admission is free. 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach. 904-824-4493
“Check, Please” at the Raintree Restaurant – A theatrical performance of “Check, Please”, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m. 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com
Monday: November 11 – Veteran’s Dsy
Veterans Day Ceremony at Francis Field – The Veterans Day Ceremony at St. Augustine’s Francis Field is hosted by the Veterans Council of St. Johns County and the Florida National Guard. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.and there will be two minutes of firing at 10:59 a.m. to simulate the constant barrage that ceased on 11/11/1918. There will be re-enactors, static displays of military vehicles and over 20 Color Guards. 11 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.450military.org
Veterans Day Memorial at St. Augustine Beach – The City of St. Augustine Beach will host an observance to honor our veterans from 3 – 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park Veterans’ Memorial (behind the police station). The ceremony will be led by City of St. Augustine Beach Vice-Mayor Rich O’Brien, and will include an honor guard, bagpipers, Veterans groups and special guest speakers. Refreshments will be served. 2200 A1A South
Veteran’s Day Ecology Tour – Jump aboard St. Augustine Eco Tour’s research vessel to explore beautiful marshes with productivity that rivals even the most intact rainforest. Sightings of osprey, manatees, and dolphins are all possibilities on this journey through the estuary! This is a one-of-a-kind family adventure offered several times per day. Trips reserved for 2 to 6 guests. $35 for adults, $30 for kids ages 12 & under or $175 for a private tour.  Departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and reservations are required.
111 Avenida Menendez  (904) 377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Holiday Shoppes and Creations – The popular Holiday Shoppes return to the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach — and this year holiday craft workshops and classes are included in a new week-long format! Monday through Wednesday, classes and workshops focusing on homemade decorations and gift ideas will be conducted. Then, Friday through Sunday, the 19th Annual Holiday Shoppes Boutiques will transform the center in into mini-mall featuring 23 hand-picked boutiques from throughout the country– each brimming with unique gift ideas for the entire family. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.www.ccpvb.org
Local Resident Specials
NOTE:
St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth (special events excluded), theXimenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.
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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