This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

June 18, 2018
Monday – Sunday, June 18 – 24
Meet Our Trainers
Meet the trainers of Marineland Dolphin Adventure twice every day this month to see them interact with the dolphin family members. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. The cost of the event is free with paid general admission, which ranges from $16.95-$11.95. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111
Monday – Saturday, June 18 – 23 
Water Exhibition by Eileen Corse
This exhibition by Eileen Corse is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. This exhibition will be on display through July 7.  Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Rooms with a View Exhibition
This exhibition at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features paintings from advanced acrylic students of Ellen Diamond. This exhibition will be on display through July 7. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614
Tuesday – Sunday, June 19-24
Honors Show
This juried exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association presents the best of the best. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, honors award-winning artists from the past three years. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310
Wednesday, June 20
Marineland Beach Walk
See the beach from a new perspective during this free walk while an interpretive guide talks about the birds, rocks and flowers of the area. Meet at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Marineland Field Office located on the west side of A1A. The walk is from 8:30-10 a.m. Reservations are available online or by phone. 9741 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-823-4500
Teen Camp Kayak Marineland

Join Ripple Effect Ecotours for a kayaking adventure designed specifically for teens ages 12-17 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No kayaking experience is necessary. Each session begins with detailed instruction and all needed gear is provided for your tour. Parents must sign safety waivers prior to the tour but do not need to stay on property during the kayak excursion. Don’t forget water and sunscreen. A hat is always a good idea as well. After the ecoadventure, there will be time for a Q&A session as we cool off in the shade and wait for parent arrival. The cost is $55 for teens ages 15 and up and $45 for teens ages 12-15. The tour also includes a free general admission pass for Marineland Dolphin Adventure. 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine 904-347-1565
Afternoon Insight: The Bees are Back!
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, this month’s topic focuses on bees. The free event is from 3-4 p.m. at the visitor center. Registration is available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
She Is Fierce! Women’s Wednesday Speaker Series
Get inspired by the stories of women who have been through it all and came out the other side triumphant. Speakers share their personal stories of struggle, triumph and all the little moments to cherish in between. Each speaker has her own unique story and brings her own fierce energy and enthusiasm for life to her talk. The talks take place at The Treasury on the Plaza. Cocktails and connections begin at 5 p.m. The talk begins at 6:15 p.m. This week’s speaker is Donna Deegan, TV anchor, author and founder of The DONNA Foundation. Admission ranges from $60-$30. 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 111, St. Augustine 904-315-8833
Commemoration of Largest Mass Arrest of Rabbis in U.S. History
Hosted by the St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society, this event commemorates the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in United States history, which occurred in St. Augustine in June 1964. The event will include a reading of a letter written by the Rabbis while in jail followed by a discussion. This event takes place in the Flagler Room at Flagler College at 7 p.m. Admission is free. 74 King St., St. Augustine 804-914-4460
Music by the Sea Concert
This free weekly concert series at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres from 7-9 p.m. Bring a beach chair or blanket along with a favorite beverage and get ready to dance. Starting at 6 p.m., dinner is offered as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. This week’s performance is by Chillula, and the food is by LaStrada. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from St. Augustine Beach City Hall or Ron Parker Park. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007
Sunset Dolphin Walk
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and Marineland Dolphin Adventure for this free beach walk on Vilano Beach at 7:30 p.m. While on the walk, participants can look for dolphin and enjoy the sunset. The guide will share information about dolphin anatomy and behavior. Call or visit the website for reservations. 2750 Anahma Dr., St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Summer Movie Series
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the Colonial Oak Music Park have teamed up again to provide the free Summer Movie Series at the Colonial Oak Music Park. This week’s movie, which begins at 8:30 p.m., is Jumanji. The Red Train will offer complimentary shuttles from Ripley’s to St. George St. starting at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a pick up on the north end of St. George St. following the film to return to Ripley’s. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs for seating. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine 904-824-1606
Thursday, June 21
Discovery Marsh Walk
Explore the Anastasia Marsh Trail at Anastasia State Park with a park ranger and learn about the importance of estuarine systems that surround the inshore sides of barrier islands from 9-10 a.m. Hikers will travel through the maritime hammock and tidal salt marsh while discovering the plant and animal life found in these natural communities. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. Meet in front of the ranger station. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The walk is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033
Concert in the Plaza
Returning for its 28th season in 2018, this popular weekly event falls into a tradition shared by many communities: enjoying a concert in the town square on a summer night. Free and open to the public, residents and visitors alike can enjoy great entertainment in a great place together every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 7-9 p.m. Often called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine,” Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine’s Public Affairs Department and offers the best in local and regional musical performers. Tonight’s performance is by Rob Ellis Peck & Friends.  Corner of Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004
Thursday – Sunday, June 21- 24 
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. This film will be featured through July 5 at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean at the Limelight Theatre
This play at the Limelight Theatre features the story of the 20th reunion of a group named the Disciples of James Dean. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 for seniors and $20 for students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
St. Augustine Music Festival
The St. Augustine Music Festival is a series of six free concerts held throughout two weekends in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The concerts take place Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a different performance each evening. This week, on Thursday Nigel Armstrong will play the violin. On Friday, the performance will be music for brass and organ. On Saturday, the performance will be about bridging the 19th and 20th centuries with works from intimate string ensembles. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine 904-814-9404
Friday, June 22
Sunset Dolphin Walk
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and Marineland Dolphin Adventure for this free beach walk on Vilano Beach at 7:30 p.m. While on the walk, participants can look for dolphin and enjoy the sunset. The guide will share information about dolphin anatomy and behavior. Call or visit the website for reservations. 2750 Anahma Dr., St. Augustine 904-209-0335
Friday – Sunday, June 22-24
Apex Theatre Studio Presents A Chorus Line at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
A Chorus Line marks the fifth anniversary of Apex Theatre Studio producing exciting and entertaining summer productions featuring highly skilled young artists from the Northeast Florida area and beyond. On Friday and Saturday, the doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the doors open at 1:30 p.m., and the show is at 2 p.m. Admission is $25. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367
St. Augustine Burgers & Beer Week
During the week, participating restaurants in St. Augustine will offer unique burger and beer combinations. The restaurants will create a specialty burger that is not on the regular menu for $8. The restaurants will compete for the most unique burger. Participating restaurants include Barley Republic, Beaches, Cheezees Grill, Mango Mango’s, One Twenty Three Burger House, Prohibition Kitchen and The Tides Oyster Co. & Grill. Burgers and Beer week continues through July 1. Voting is available through the website. 904-819-3458
Saturday, June 23
Crescent Beach Challenge
This challenge features running, paddling and swimming at Marineland Park/River to Sea Preserve Beach. The schedule of events includes 7:30 a.m. registration, all races start at 8:30 a.m., there will be a group photo at 9:30 a.m., relays start at 9:45 a.m. and at 11 a.m. there will be a ceremony and cookout. There will be a Friday evening kick-off event at Genung’s Fish Camp, 291 Cubbedge Rd., starting at 6 p.m. The event supports people affected by leukemia and lymphoma. 9805 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland 352-538-1775
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve
Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, you’re invited to join docents from 9-11 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net. Participants will collect fish and crabs as well as learn about their habitats and role in the environment. Waders and boots provided. The program takes place in the Environmental Education Center. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
Official Anniversary Celebration Day at Marineland Dolphin Adventure
Marineland Dolphin Adventure is celebrating its 80th anniversary. On this day from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., there will be special guests, proclamations, food and beverages, silent auction and a free souvenir booklet. Admission ranges from $16.95-$11.95. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111
Pinkalicious: The Musical
The Apex Theatre Studio will present Pinkalicious: The Musical on Saturdays in June at the studio. Performances are at 11 a.m. each Saturday. Pinkalicious cannot stop eating pink cupcakes despite her parents warning her. After eating too many, she is diagnosed by a doctor with “pinkititis,” an illness that turns her completely pink. She doesn’t seem to mind because it is her favorite color, but when it goes too far, she must figure out a way to stop it. The show features a cast of 12 young performers under the direction of David Loudermilk and musical director Brad Betros. Audience members are encouraged to wear their favorite pink outfit. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the box office 30 minutes before the performance. 5150 Palm Valley Rd., unit 205, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-834-1351
Music in the Park Featuring The Conch Fritters
Anastasia State Park is hosting a concert series in partnership with Island Beach Grill. The concert will begin with an open jam session from 5-6 p.m. Guests and local musicians will be welcomed to the stage to showcase their talents. This month’s performance is by The Conch Fritters. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m. are free with paid park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. Island Beach Grill will be featuring food and drink specials during each concert. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111
80 Years of Animal Love and Care
Join Marineland Dolphin Adventure every Saturday evening in June to celebrate its 80th anniversary. The event is from 7-9:30 p.m. and features a movie, guided tours, live music, and an opportunity to meet the dolphins. The cost is $35 for adults and $15 for youth. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111
Sunday, June 24
Family Sunday Fundays
Join Marineland Dolphin Adventure to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Every Sunday in June, Marineland is offering youth games, education programs, face painting and more from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free for two children with the purchase of one adult admission. 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine 904-471-1111
Animal Farm Adventure Fest
Florida Agricultural Museum hosts this family friendly event from noon-6 p.m. There will be a farm animal parade at 1 p.m. and an animal talent show at 2 p.m. Learn about farm animals and get an opportunity to pet and feed the animals. Live local Florida Folk music will be on stage in the barn. Throughout the day, there will be animal workshops, a painting booth, food vendors, ice cream, wagon rides and pony rides. General admission is $5. Admission for youth ages 2 and under is free. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630
Mao’s Last Dancer
Hosted by the St. Augustine Film Society and Abella’s School of Dance, the showing of the film Mao’s Last Dancer takes place at Abella’s School of Dance from 2-4 p.m. A guest speaker will talk at the end of the film. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. 1711 Lakeside Ave., St. Augustine 904-254-9524
Rebelution’s Free Rein Summer Tour at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Rebelution returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with the Free Rein Summer Tour featuring special guests Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I and DJ Mackle. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the show is at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $39.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Music in the Box
On the last Sunday of the month, enjoy live music by some of the area’s best up-and-coming bands and musicians from 6-8 p.m. on stage at the Limelight Theatre. This month’s performance is by Sarah Butler and Shayla Nelson. Admission is $5. Refreshments are available for purchase. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Demystifying Indian Cuisine Cooking Class at Rype & Readi Golf Bistro
Join chef Jennifer at the Rype & Readi Golf Bistro to learn the details of cooking Indian cuisine. This demonstration-style cooking class is from 6-9 p.m. Tickets range from $60-$45. Visit the website to purchase tickets. 4900 Cypress Links Blvd., Elkton 904-209-0360
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