This Week In St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra!

August 13 – 19, 2018
Monday – Thursday, August 13 – 16
 
The Meg at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. Shows through August 16. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123


Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17
In the Mood Harry McCormick Art Exhibition
World-renowned artist Harry McCormick will display his artwork through September 20 at the St. Johns County Administration Building’s Rotunda. McCormick is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome during normal business hours on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine 904-209-0530 www.mccormickstudios.com
Monday – Sunday, August 13 – 19
Toro Nagashi: Floating Lantern Celebration
Toro Nagashi is a long-held Japanese tradition where candle-lit lanterns are released into waterways to guide the spirits of ancestors back to the other world during Obon season. Join us at The Casual Warrior’s Kimono-ya to inscribe any words to loved ones on one of our biodegradable lanterns to be set adrift into the ocean on Sunday. Entrance into the shop is free. The cost is $5 per lantern. The shop is open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. 162 St. George St. #29, St. Augustine 904-315-9015 www.thecasualwarrior.com
Flagler 50: Celebrating a College and a Preservation Legacy, 1968-2018 Exhibition
This exhibition is part of the upcoming repertoire of 50th anniversary celebrations at Flagler College. The exhibition runs through May 30 and features historic photos and morsels of information about the humble beginnings of the college through today. The exhibition can be accessed via Flagler’s Legacy Tours or through the Florida Stories phone app available for free download, a newly created 24-page self-guided tour booklet about the historic campus. This special exhibit will be available through May 2019. The cost for the Legacy Tours is $12 for adults and free for youth under age 10 with a paid adult. In the summer, tours are offered daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. While school is in session, tours are offered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481   www.flagler.edu/flagler50
Tuesday, August 14
Fishing Clinic 101
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is offering free fishing clinics each Tuesday in August and the first Tuesday in September. The free clinics teach about fishing regulations, bait, nets, fish identification and how to tie a knot. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, fishing rod and reel with fishing line. Registration is required through phone or email. The clinics take place at Trout Creek Marina from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 6550 S.R. 13, St. Augustine 904-209-0320 jjbratovich@sjcfl.us www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Night Market at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The Night Market, which takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month, is adding a second night in the summer on the second Tuesday of each month. The market takes place at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre from 6-9 p.m. and meets the demand for locally made goods and gifts. The Night Market hosts up to 90 vendors specializing in handmade crafts and goods. The Night Market also features live entertainment and activities. The Night Market is free to enter and open to all ages. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-315-9252 www.staugamphitheatre.com/p51-farmer-s-market.aspx
Tuesday – Wednesday, August 14 – 15
Sunset Dolphin Walk
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and Marineland Dolphin Adventure for this free beach walk on Vilano Beach at 7 p.m. each day. 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 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Tuesday-Sunday, August 14 – 19
Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition
The St. Augustine Art Association will be transformed into a nature-lover’s paradise with the installation of the ninth annual Nature & Wildlife Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition runs through August 26 and features an array of unique interpretations of the natural world, including birds and botanicals, marine life and landscapes, wild beasts and endangered species expressed in paintings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, drawings, mixed media, glass art, fiber works and more. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 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 www.staaa.org
Wednesday, August 15
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 Soulfire, and the food is by Salt Life Food Shack. 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 www.freebeachconcerts.com
The Alarm at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes the groundbreaking early ’80s rock band The Alarm. The Alarm was made in Wales, UK and by the time of 1981’s debut single Unsafe Building, they featured a daring mix of amped-up acoustic guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the enduring description “Bob Dylan meets The Clash.” Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. Admission is $36. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
 
Thursday, August 16
 
Ancient Dunes Trail Hike
Enjoy a guided hike through ancient dunes shaded by a maritime hammock at Anastasia State Park from 9-10 a.m. Discover the park’s natural communities while exploring this unique trail. Although only a mile long, this hike is more challenging than our other trails due to the natural sloping landscape. Meet at the Hilltop Picnic Area, near the parking lot. Suggested items to bring are binoculars, comfortable walking shoes, a camera, drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. The hike is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Harry McCormick Film and Luncheon
There will be a luncheon at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. that will debut a short film titled Portrait of an Artist created by Jorge Rivera about Harry McCormick, world-renowned artist. There will be a complimentary buffet lunch. Admission is free.

RSVP by email.36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 rod.morris@comcast.net www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com

Throwback Thursday: Goodbye Mr. Chips at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe
Thomas Hischak, local author and film historian, will introduce this movie. An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and personal life throughout the decades. The film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
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 scheduled performance is by Ancient City Slickers. Corner of Cathedral Place and King St., St. Augustine 904-825-1004

www.citystaug.com/concerts

An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Visionary rock artist Todd Rundgren returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for the first time since his two sold-out shows in 2015. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $68 and $48. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367 www.pvconcerthall.com
Thursday – Sunday, August 16 – 19
Heathers the Musical at the Limelight Theatre
Heathers the Musical at the Limelight Theatre is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal comedy based on the classic 1988 film. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Show runs through August 19. The Heathers will be showing through August 19. Tickets are $26 general admission, $24 seniors and $20 students and military. Please note that this production features heavy adult content, including language, violence and explicit behavior. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Mile 22 at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame
An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. This film runs through August 23 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


Friday, August 17
Kid’s Beach Yoga
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for this free kid-friendly yoga event from 4-4:45 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier Pavilion. It is recommended to wear loose clothing and bring a towel or mat. Registration is available online. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.us www.sjcpls.org/event-directory
VIP Gallery Art Stroll & Tasting Tour
Enjoy St. Augustine’s art and history with a licensed, professional tour guide on this intimate, entertaining VIP walking tour through the ancient streets of St. Augustine’s historic district. During this 2.5-hour experience, you will learn how St. Augustine’s art, architecture and culture are juxtaposed to create one of the most unique old world cities in the United States today. You will visit several different galleries where the curator will meet your group personally and discuss select art displays. You’ll also enjoy some culinary tasting stops for wine and light tapas that will be relevant to St. Augustine’s art scene, for a true taste of the past and present. This exclusive tour departs at 4:30 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine, where our guests will enjoy complimentary refreshments at check in. Tickets are $25 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.vipartwalk.com
Dolphin Conservation Experience at Sunset
Do you love dolphins? Do you love sunsets? Then join Ripple Effect Ecotours for this unique dolphin eco-adventure under the setting sun from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Your tour takes you into the Marineland Matanzas Basin, where you’ll get an up-close view of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin’s natural habitat. Ripple Effect Ecotours expert guides focus on the unique behaviors and feeding habits of these incredibly social mammals. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s quite possible that you’ll encounter these lovely marine creatures playing in the twilight. The cost of this trip is $55 for adults and $45 for youth ages 15 and under. This cost includes general admission passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure and use of all top-of-the-line kayaking equipment. No kayaking experience is required, and we happily welcome youth ages 6 and up. Please visit the website or call for reservations. 101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Sunset Dolphin Walk
Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and Marineland Dolphin Adventure for this free beach walk on Vilano Beach at 7 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  www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Friday – Saturday, August 17-18
Miles Batt 2 & Vikki Stockton Exhibition
This exhibition is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. There will be an opening reception on August 17 at 6 p.m. and the show runs through September 22. 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 www.ccpvb.org
Another Side Revealed Exhibition
This exhibition that features children’s artwork from Art with a Heart in Healthcare is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. There will be an opening reception on August 17 at 6 p.m. and the show runs through September 22. 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 www.ccpvb.org
Between Truth and Illusion Exhibition
This exhibition of works by members of the Society of Mixed Media Artists is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. There will be an opening reception on August 17 at 6 p.m. and the show runs through September 22. 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 www.ccpvb.org
 
Saturday, August 18
Alex’s Capes and Tiaras 5K
This 5K race begins and ends at the Riverview Club in St. Augustine Shores. The race starts at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the race benefit the Alex Landis Difference Maker Scholarship and NMD United, an organization that helps bring understanding, resources and connections to those living with neuromuscular diseases. This race honors Alex Landis, co-founder of the organization. Registration ranges from $35-$25. 790 Christina Dr., St. Augustine 904-814-6668 www.racesmith.com
Third Saturday – Beach Exploration at the GTM Research Reserve
Join the GTM Research Reserve for this family friendly beach walk at the Guana South Beach location from 9-11 a.m. Participants will learn about the animals that live at the beach as well as other interesting beach facts. Parking is $3 per vehicle. 1798 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
Creating Touchable Art Workshop
The St. Augustine Art Association is offering a Creating Touchable Art Workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This one-day session explores techniques and materials for creating works of art that engage the blind through touch. Participants will experiment with two-dimensional reliefs, wall hangings, assemblages and other forms of art, focusing on texture, shape and the expression of one strong idea. Both beginner and seasoned artists who work in all mediums will benefit from the workshop. A $10 supply fee applies. Call to register. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
ACA Kayak Quickstart Course
Hosted by St. Johns County Parks and Recreation, this event teaches the fundamentals of kayaking, such as planning your trip, water safety, paddle strokes and rescue techniques. The course is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Trout Creek Park and is led by two Level 2 Certified ACA instructors. The cost to register is $80. Call or email to make a reservation. 6795 Collier Rd., St. Augustine 904-209-0335 kussia@sjcfl.us www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Third Saturday – Nocatee Farmers Market
Nocatee Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every third Saturday across from the Nocatee Welcome Center. This free, family friendly event has more than 70 local vendors selling produce, crafts, jewelry, herbs, unique foods and more. Free face painting is available for youth, along with a bounce house. 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-924-6850 www.nocatee.com
Seminole War Commemoration
This event is a gathering of organizations and individuals throughout Florida interested in the Seminole War era. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a parade of re-enactors down Marine Street followed by a commemoration ceremony at the monument to Major Dade’s Command and the pyramids at the St. Augustine National Cemetery. Admission for the parade and ceremony is free. Lunch and presentations are available for registered guests. Registration is $20. 104 Marine St., St. Augustine mark337@hotmail.com www.dadebattlefield.com
Third Saturday – Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273 www.tolomatocemetery.com
Encore Film from the St. Augustine Film Festival
A showing of the film Heartbreak will take place at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. A young American college student with dreams of being a professional dancer travels to India with her family for a weeklong Indian wedding and falls in love.Admission is $10. Admission for all-access pass holders is free. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736 www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com
Third Saturday – Black Heritage & Civil Rights Walking Tour
You are invited to join St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours for a walking tour of historical sites in St. Augustine where more than 400 years of African-American history lives. Our licensed, professional guide will take you to several locations that were significant to the Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, where you will hear stories and see history come alive as you follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King and Andrew Young. A visit to St. Augustine would be incomplete without exploring the rich African-American heritage that changed our nation’s history and inspired the world. This 1.5-hour guided tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales for this tour will be donated to the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum in St. Augustine. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 www.staugustineblackheritagetours.com
Umphrey’s McGee at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly welcomes the return of progressive jam band Umphrey’s McGee with special guest Spafford. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show is at 6 p.m. General admission is $35.1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Movie in the Park
St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is hosting Movie in the Park from 8-10 p.m. at Veterans Park. The movie to be screened is Moana. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. This event is free.1332 Veterans Pkwy., St. Augustine 904-669-6612 www.sjcfl.us/recreation
Sunday, August 19
Guided Bird Walk
Anastasia State Park will host an educational Bird Walk Program from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meet the birds at Anastasia State Park on this monthly bird walk. This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will 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. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Dolphin Paddle on Salt Run
Join Anastasia Watersports and Marineland Dolphin Adventure for a fun-filled interpretive paddle of Salt Run at Anastasia State Park from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The park’s estuarine tidal marsh is teeming with plant and animal life – hop into a kayak, paddle onto Salt Run, and keep an eye for birds, turtles, manatees and especially dolphins. Anastasia Watersports staff will provide illuminating details about the ecosystem and the myriad wildlife that inhabit it. Terran McGuiness, a dolphin expert from Marineland, will fill guests in on fascinating facts about the dolphins that are born, breed and thrive in our waterway. The event will start with 30 minutes of classroom discussion followed by 90 minutes of paddling. The cost ranges from $40-$25. 850 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-460-9111 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Ride the Tide
Join Ocean Extreme Sports for a fun stand-up paddleboard ride on the tide. The paddle will depart from the Lighthouse Park Boat Ramp on Salt Run at 9 a.m. and paddle to the Bridge of Lions and back. The paddle will take about two hours. The cost is $60 if rental equipment is required and $25 if you have your own equipment. All participants must have a life jacket, whistle and leash. There will be a mandatory safety meeting 15 minutes prior to launch. Advance registration is required. 442 Vista Ave., St. Augustine 912-441-2391 www.oceanextremesports.com
Music in the Park Featuring King Eddie with Pili Pili
Anastasia State Park is hosting a concert series in partnership with Island Beach Grill. Each 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. Each month will feature a different local musician or band for a two-hour show at the beach pavilion, and this month’s performance is by King Eddie with Pili Pili. Concerts are from 6-8 p.m. Concerts 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 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
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