This Week in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra


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June 13, 2016 

Monday – Sunday, June 13 – 19
America’s Parks Exhibition
Presented by the St. Johns Cultural Council, this exhibition portrays the wondrous beauty of America’s diverse landscapes. It also includes juried works of the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas from the Find Your Park Plein Air event held during National Park Week in April. This exhibition is free and will be held on the Lightner Museum’s mezzanine level, overlooking the historic pool area, through August 31. Please enter through Café Alcazar entrance. The museum’s hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily with the last admission at 4:30 p.m. 75 King Street, St. Augustine. 904-808-7330
IMAX 3D Warcraft
From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes WARCRAFT, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. Admission is $13 for adults; $12 for students/seniors/military; $10 for children (age 3-12); free for children under 3.  Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123
Monday – Friday, June 13 – 17
Between Here and There Exhibition at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
See the Shannon Estlund exhibition focusing on the individual’s relationship to place, titled “Between Here and There,” at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. The artist, a Jacksonville native, works between painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. Estlund’s paintings pay particular attention to un-idealized natural places that are “readily accessible but often overlooked.” The paintings reference these spaces through a combination of lushly saturated color often juxtaposed with works that have a muted, more somber palate. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine. 904-826-8530
Monday – Saturday, June 13 – 18
Jo Sinclair & Donald Martin Exhibit
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features the Jo Sinclair & Donald Martin Exhibition in the Main Gallery through July 16. Admission to the gallery is free. Cultural Center hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach.
First Coast Pastel Society Member Exhibition
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features the First Coast Pastel Society Member Exhibition in the Scene Gallery through July 16. Admission to the gallery is free. Cultural Center hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614
Tuesday, June 14
Death Cab for Cutie and CHVRCHES with special guests Pure
Bathing Culture at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Bellingham, Washington’s Death Cab for Cutie formed in 1997 and has released eight full-length studio albums, four EPs, two live EPs, one live album and one demo album. Doors open at 5 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $56.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine.

Tuesday – Sunday, June 14 – 19
Annual Honors Show at the St. Augustine Art Association
The St. Augustine Art Association’s Honors Show features award-winning artists from the past three years who present new works in this season finale through July 10. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-2310
Wednesday, June 15
Nease House Environmental Education Days
St. Johns County Parks & Recreation and the St. Johns County Environmental Division host a free Environmental Education Day from 9 a.m.-noon at Nease Beachfront Park. The free workshop is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Throughout the park and the historic Nease House, there will be information and interactive activities. 3171 Coastal Hwy., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0323
Afternoon Insight: Pollinators
From 3-4 p.m., visitors can learn more than they ever wanted to know about plant and animal life found in estuarine habitats. On this day, the GTM Research Reserve invites you to a butterfly release. Lecturer Joan Kramer, master beekeeper, takes participants on a journey of the many butterflies visiting the reserve’s landscapes. At the end, the audience will be able to release their very own butterfly into the Guana Maritime Forest. The program is free and will take place in the auditorium at the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500

Music by the Sea Concert
Free weekly concert at the St. Johns County Pier features a wide variety of musical genres. The seaside concerts are 7 – 9 p.m. This week’s featured performer is MidLife Crisis. Starting at 6 p.m., ByDesign Catering will offer dinners as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The pier is located at 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007
Summer Movie By the Bay

Ripley’s St. Augustine Attractions presents this free summer movie series at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.  All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. This week’s movie is The Minions. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-824-1606

Thursday, June 16
Commemoration of Largest Mass Arrest of Rabbis in U.S. History
The fourth annual commemoration of the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in U.S. History, an event that took place in St. Augustine in June 1964, will be held at the Gamache-Koger Theater at Ringhaver Student Center at 7 p.m. The 90-minute event will include the reading of the letter written by the Rabbis in the Flagler County Jail and a video of the forum held with the surviving rabbis who gathered in St. Augustine in June 2014. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6365
Concert in the Plaza
From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday night through September 1, enjoy a live free concert under the oak trees in St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitución. This week’s performance features Mike Hart’s Decoy. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Corner of Cathedral Pl. and King St., St. Augustine. 904-825-1004
Thursday  – Saturday, June 16 – 18
Summer Concert at Colonial Quarter
The Colonial Quarter is expanding its concert schedule on the Oak Stage to include free weekly offerings throughout the summer in June and July. Rogue Tavern will perform Thursday at 6 p.m., Stu Weaver will perform Friday at 6 p.m. and Ivan Smith will perform at noon on Saturday. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine.

Thursday – Sunday, June 16 – 19
Laundry & Bourbon, Lone Star (Two One-Act Comedies) at the Limelight Theatre
Laundry & Bourbon centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives, Elizabeth, Hattie and Amy Lee, whose marriages have turned out to be less than they hoped for. Lone Star is set in the cluttered backyard of a small Texas bar with Elizabeth’s macho husband, Roy, who just returned from Vietnam with tales of war and amorous exploits. This show is two one-act plays. The first will be on the Matuza Main Stage with assigned seating, and the second will be in the Koger-Gamache Studio Theatre with general admission seating. This show is adult-only. Tickets are $26 general admission; $24 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Avenue, St. Augustine. 904-825-1164
U.S. Open Week at the Hall of Fame
Take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame during the U.S. Open Week. Enjoy a photo opportunity with the U.S. Open trophy. The tournament will be aired throughout the museum. Hall of Fame ticket prices are $19.50 adults; $18.50 seniors, military and Florida residents; $10 students; $5 children age 5-12; free for children 5 and under. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine. 904-940-4123
St. Augustine Music Festival

The St. Augustine Music Festival is a series of six concerts held throughout two weekends in the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. The program features the music of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Copland, Wagner and more. The concerts take place Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with a different performance each evening. 38 Cathedral Pl., St. Augustine. 904-814-9404

Friday, June 17
Fins and Freedom
Schooner Freedom Charters will partner with Marineland, the dolphin experts, for a one-of-a-kind sailing experience. Help raise sails then kick back and relax while educators from the world’s first oceanarium talk about dolphins. After the sail, visit Marineland to complete this unique experience. Ticket price includes the sail and admission to Marineland. The tour departs at 2:15 p.m. from St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Tickets are $60 adults and $45 youth 16 and under. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-810-1010
Third Friday: 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 two-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 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 guests will enjoy complimentary San Sebastian wine and chocolates at check in. Tickets are $25 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087
Centennial Evenings at Castillo de San Marcos
As an additional way to commemorate the National Park Service Centennial and provide more opportunities to “Find Your Park,” the Castillo de San Marcos will have extended hours one Friday per month from May to September. Visit the Castillo from 5-7 p.m. to informally explore the history and importance of this fortress. Admission into the Castillo is $10 per adult; children ages 15 and younger are free. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 904-829-6506
WAR Performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
An American Original; WAR will perform at 8 p.m.; gates open at 7 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin and R&B, while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up; a musical melting pot and an enduring influence that has sold nearly 50 million records since 1969. Tickets are $43.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Community First Night Owl Cinema Series Featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Community First Credit Union and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announce the return of the family friendly Community First Night Owl Cinema Series. The series is free and open to all ages, with free parking and concessions available for purchase. The films are projected on a giant 18-by-32-foot screen on the St. Augustine Amphitheatre stage. This week’s event features Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Doors open at 7 p.m.; movie starts at 8 p.m. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367

Saturday, June 18
Photography Challenge Event
Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers will select the winning photo, which will then be displayed at the Visitors Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. The park is open from 8 a.m.-sunset. 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 609-247-8146
Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach           
Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30-10 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a “Beaches 101” experience that the entire family will enjoy. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. 1798 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500
Vettes at The Village
The 17th Annual Vettes at The Village people’s choice all-Corvette show takes place at World Golf Village from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is from 8-10 a.m. Admission is free. Registration fee to enter car is $35-$40. Proceeds from the registration fees will benefit Wolfson’s Children Hospital. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine. 904-940-4123
The Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration
This 276th anniversary of the 1740 Spanish victory at the Battle of Bloody Mose features a military encampment and combined muster of Florida Living History, Inc., re-enactors and the Fort Mose Militia, as well as British and Scottish living-history troops from across the Southeast and local volunteers. The event will take place from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Fort Mose Historic State Park. Admission to the event is free. There is a museum admission fee of $2; children ages 6 and younger are free. 15 Fort Mose Tr., St. Augustine. 904-823-2232
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour
Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763). Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine. 904-257-3273
The Pemberwicks Perform at the Fountain of Youth
As part of the Fountain of Youth’s continuing first and third Saturdays program, hear “The Pemberwicks” play al fresco in concert from 2-5 p.m. by the Trolley and Train stop at the Fountain of Youth. Enjoy delicious food, beer and wine, available at the Five Flags Cafe. Limited seating is available, so bring your own chairs for this fun free event. Parking is free while on the Fountain of Youth property. 11 Magnolia Ave., St Augustine. 904-829-3168
Free 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. You will also visit Lincolnville, established by freedmen following the American Civil War, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. 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 tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Advance reservations required, individual bookings only (no groups). 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087
Screening of The Bronx Bull
This exclusive film screening of The Bronx Bull tells the true story of boxing legend Jake LaMotta. Attending the screening are actors William Forsythe (portrays older Jake), Tom Sizemore, Mojean Aria (portrays younger Jake), Rebecca Forsythe (portrays Jake’s daughter), Martin Guigui, director, and boxing legend Jake LaMotta. The event is from 5-8 p.m. at the Ensslin Armory. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Florida National Guard Foundation and K9s for Warriors. Tickets are $100 for screening, after party and photos with actors; $75 VIP for screening and after party; $40 for screening and Q&A with actors. 2305 SR 207, St. Augustine. 904-501-6488
Downtown Bazaar
The Downtown Bazaar takes place from 6-10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter. The event is open to the public and showcases the talent of numerous local artists as well as a free concert, magician, belly dancers, flag-raising ceremony and more. Come check out what’s behind the walls of the Colonial Quarter…you’re sure to have an inspiring evening. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-315-7454
Sunday, June 19
Father’s Day at TPC Sawgrass
Bring Dad to the spectacular TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse to enjoy a breakfast buffet or Sunday supper. Then let Dad have fun in the Champions game room that will be open all day from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Enjoy special beer features and complimentary Michelob ULTRA drafts for Dad. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-543-5101
Father’s Day at the Hall of Fame
This weekend, as a special gift to dads, everyone enjoys complimentary admission to the museum. Dads receive a free round on the putting course. The museum will be open from noon-6 p.m. One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine. 904-940-4123
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