Things To Do In St Augustine FL
Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- Sept 3, Classic R/R by Mid-Life Crisis (appetizers by Café Atlantico)
- Sept 10, Rockabilly/Swing/R&R by Go Get Gone (appetizers by Sea Oates Café)
- Sept 17, Rock/Pop by Navy Pride (appetizers by Coquina Beach Surf Club)
- Sept 24, Tie Dye Hippie Night with Classic Rock by Phoenix (appetizers by Sunset Grille), wear your tie dye and bell bottoms; there will be prizes for the costume that best represents the era of peace, love, and incredible music
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10
St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, StAugAmphithreatre.com
- Sept 7, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck, $49-$119, gate 5 pm / show 6 pm
- Sept 23-Oct 2, Lost Skills Workshop Series (see list below)
Fridays - Creative Couples Date Night - With step-by-step instruction from local artist Jackie Rock, you will both will paint a different half of a pre-selected (by you) art work using acrylics; the two halves will create the whole when side by side, just like in your relationship. $45 per couple, includes all supplies. It is a BYOB (bring your own beverage) and munchies (you don't have to share with anyone else) affair. 7 pm, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, Rock Art Studio, 1333 Old Dixie Highway, email@example.com.
Sept 2 - Anastasia Island Movie Club Tuesday - (PG13) This month's selection is about a man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease. He faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title.
Sept 3 - Lightner Museum Curator Tours - Lightner Museum curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. The themed interactive tours are changed monthly and are designed to give participants an opportunity to talk with the curator and to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. Tours begin at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the museum located at 75 King Street in St. Augustine. 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 Street, 904.824.2874, www.lightnermuseum.org
Sept 4 - Relax with Raindrop Therapy Thursday - Give your feet a treat by experiencing Raindrop Therapy. Inspired by the Lakota Indians, Raindrop Therapy uses therapeutic oils for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. When properly applied to the neck, back, and feet, these essential oils can bring about electrical alignment and help relieve a variety of discomforts caused by imbalances in the body. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library. Free, 6 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 5 - Gentle Stretching with Gina Friday - This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, attention to alignment, and is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado. Free, 10:30 am, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 5 - First Friday Art Walk - Enjoy exhibits, musical entertainment, and refreshments at 20+ St. Augustine art galleries. Free parking at San Sebastian Winery/157 King Street. Free trains and trolleys to the art district. 5-9 pm 832.779.2781 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com
Sept 5-7 – Boat Show - Outdoor gear for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, boating, RVs, ATVs, kayaks, canoes, surf equipment, fishing boats, sportswear! Outdoor survival and how-to clinics. Tickets $5 pp, 10 am – 7 pm, St. Francis Field, Castillo Drive, 904.501.4556 (there will also be several large boats exhibited at the City Marina at 111 Avenida Menendez). http://saoabs.com/home.html
Sept 5 – Cocktail Party & Poker Tournament – St. Augustine’s Junior Service League presents its 2014 Cocktail Party & Poker Tournament. 7 pm-10pm; general admit $40, participating admit $100, VIP parking $10; 24 Cathedral Place. Details and ticket purchase at www.vivalasvegasstaugustine.com.
Sept 6 – Founding of St. Augustine Celebration - Celebrate the landing of Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the founding of the original settlement of San Agustin (1565) on the grounds of the Fountain of Youth Park! Sixteenth century demonstrations all day, 10 am to noon, admission free. Mission Nombre de Dios, 27 Ocean Avenue. 877-352-4478 www.floridalivinghistory.org
Sept 6 - Sunset Celebration - Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Feature artist Elizabeth Roth 4:30; VOICES of Vilano 5:30 pm; Special Guest 6:30 pm; 7:30 more talent. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402, www.VilanoBeachFl.com
Sept 6 - Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies Saturday Series - Join us each Saturday afternoon for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. Flynn, an over 30 "professional student," is banned from more classes, since he already has 22 degrees. Unexpectedly hired by a mysterious library, he's soon pursuing a stolen artifact from the library, a pursuit taking him to far-off lands. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sep 8 - Sunset Moonrise Tour - St. Augustine Lighthouse presents this special event to include a champagne toast provided by San Sebastian Winery and light hors d'oeuvres by The Reef. Tickets: Nonmembers $25, museum members $20, 6:45 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org
Sept 9 - Date with a Documentary - (PG13) In this inspired, genre-twisting film, Oscar-nominated writer/director, Sarah Polley, discovers that the truth depends on who's telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets behind a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Free, 5:30 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
September 9 to 13, 2014 – Spanish culture will permeate the City of St. Augustine during the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival
- Tuesday Sept 9 - Kick-off Luncheon at First Coast Technical College $25 pp
- Thursday Sept 11, 6-8:30 pm - Vino Veritas at The Treasury on the Plaza (24 Cathedral Place) Learn the secrets of authentic Spanish recipes and Spanish wine pairings from Spanish food and wine experts. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. $50 pp online in advance, $75 pp at the door
- Friday Sept 12, 6-10:30 pm, Cava Reception & Dinner at The Treasury on the Plaza (24 Cathedral Place) - An elegant evening of authentic Spanish food, music, dance, and wine. All proceeds benefit Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Augustine. $125 pp
- Saturday Sept 13, 2-5 pm - Grand Tasting at Promenade at the Visitor Information Center, Sample more than 125 different types of wines made in Spain. $35 pp online in advance, $45 pp at the door
- Saturday Sept 13, 4-6 pm, Batalla de Vino at Francis Field - Participate in an outrageous event where squirting wine on strangers is the name of the game. All proceeds benefit Fresh Starts in the Culinary Arts. $10 pp online in advance, $20 pp at the gate.
Learn more & purchase tickets – www.spanishwinefestival.com
Sept 10 - STAND Against Bullying with Mark Alan Tuesday - STAND Against Bullying is a 45-minute program focusing on a serious topic in a fun manner. Using comedy, magic, ventriloquism, musical routines, and lots of audience interaction, Mark helps give kids the tools they need to take a STAND against bullying. This program was made possible at all SJCPLS branch libraries through a Barbara A. Kay Foundation Grant. Free, 2:30 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 11 & 18 & 25 - Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey - In the first part of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will enjoy a brief overview of Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong. Free, 10:30 am, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 11 - Island Book Club Thursday - Join us in this month's book club by reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich. One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. Reserve it! Free, 6:45 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 12 - Kids Be Your Own Scientist: Colors Friday - Kids, ages 3-7, are invited to the library to learn about the science of colors. We will have fun stories and some hands-on activities teaching kids about colors and color mixing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library. Free, 3:30 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 13 - Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies Saturday - Join us each Saturday afternoon for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 18-21 – Web.com Tour Golf Championship (Purse $1,000,000, Winning Share $180,000) - PGA Tour Development Circuit. Pete Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. For more details, visit http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/tournaments/web-com-tour-championship.html
Sept 19 – American Idol’s Season 10 Winner Scotty McCreery at TPC Sawgrass - The Web.com Tour Championship, along with Universal Music Group, present country music star Scotty McCreery. Performance time following second-round play at the Web.com Tour Golf Championship. Pete Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. http://www.pgatour.com/webcom/news/2014/08/05/web-tour-scotty-mccreery.html
Sept 19 - The St. Augustine Slow Down: Food Fair – The Slow Down features local restaurants, farmers, and artisans that source their produce and ingredients locally. It is a food fair of sorts, with locally-crafted St. Augustine Distillery Co. cocktails and delicious appetizers featuring fresh local ingredients from some of Northeast Florida’s finest small family farms prepared by some of the top chefs in our area. Participating restaurants include The Floridian; Bistro de Leon; Cafe Atlantico; Gas; Kyle’s Seafood Market; Juniper Market; The Hyppo; Claude’s Chocolate; Jayell’s Coffee; Culture in a Cup; more to come. The $20 ticket price gains entrance to the event and food samples. 6:30 - 9 pm, $20 pp, only 230 tickets available, www.staugustinedistillery.com
Sept 18-Oct 19 – The Addams Family - From Theatrical Rights Worldwide: THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave, 825-1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
Sept 19 - Kids LEGO Brick Club Friday - It's Talk Like a Pirate Day LEGO Club. Come to the library to play with over 60 pounds of LEGO bricks and pieces. Make something Piratey and get a prize. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun - all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program. Free, 3:30 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 20 - Pins & Needles Saturday - Pins & Needles is a knitting and needlework group open to all ages, from kids through seniors. If you love to knit, crochet, or do needlework, join our group. Do you want to learn? Bring in your project and we'll help you get started. All ages and levels are welcome. Free, 10:30 am, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 20 - Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies Saturday - Join us each Saturday afternoon for a showing of one of our favorite librarian movies featuring Noah Wyle. After retrieving the philosopher's stone at an auction but losing his girlfriend, The Librarian, Flynn Carsen has a breakdown. Charlene and Judson ask him to spend some time on vacation. Flynn travels to New Orleans and he has a crush on a French singer (Simone Renoir). However he discloses that she is the guardian of a key to access the Judas Chalice that is capable to resurrect vampires. Call the library at 209-3730 for movie title. Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 20 - The Preservation Hall Jazz Band: The Famous New Orleans Jazz Legends - The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from the venue by that name located in New Orleans’ French Quarter. It was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity. Legendary players like George Lewis, Sweet Emma Barrett, and Kid Thomas Valentine, all rooted in the formative years of jazz, were the band’s original stars. That generation is long gone, yet the Hall is still in business, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues to tour the world. In recent years, the group has collaborated and recorded with a wide array of musicians, an effort that culminated in the 50th Anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall in January 2012. 7:30 pm, $40 pp, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com
Sept 20 – Las Vegas Revue – Elvis, Chuck Berry, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, and Tom Jones as performed by Trey Dees. 7 pm, $10 pp ($8 seniors), Pioneer Barn at Old Florida Museum, 259 San Marco Avenue, 904.824.8874, www.fortmenendez.com
Sept 20 - Tolomato Cemetery Tour - This is the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish Period. This historic cemetery has more than 1,000 burials (the last in 1884) and is one of the most significant cultural sites of St. Augustine. Admission is free but donations for the preservation and restoration of the cemetery are appreciated. 11 am-3pm, Cordova Street (next to the Love Tree) www.TolomatoCemetery.com
Sept 23-Oct 2 - Lost Skills Workshop Series – This diverse set of community-based workshops aim to create a hands-on, skill-sharing experience that encourages creativity, community, and the growth of local businesses in a unique new gathering space at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. All classes available for purchase at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office and online at ticketmaster.com. Space limited. firstname.lastname@example.org, 904.349.5638, http://staugamp.sjcvenues.com/index.aspx
- Sept 23, Wild Edibles Forage & Apothecary Class, 6-8 pm, Instructors Mariah Goelz of Southern Roots Apothecary and Ben Davenport of Green Harmony Aromatherapy, $20 pp, Join us for an intriguing two part class. Inspired by the healing abilities of our natural world, Mariah Goelz, owner and founder of Southern Roots Apothecary will share her knowledge and experience of harvesting, processing, and using herbal medicine. Everyone will take home their own hand mixed herbal tea. Ben Davenport, herbalist student, will lead a wild edibles walk through the maritime hammock right next to the Amphitheatre to identify commonly used plants in herbal remedies. Together we will explore the herbs from the Appalachia to our own backyards.
- Sept 24, Fermented Beverages Class, 6-8 pm, Instructor Kristin Adamcyck of Small Batch Farms, $25 pp, Learn the traditional art and health benefits of probiotic beverages that are easy to make in your home! We will demonstrate kombucha and Ginger bug making, and touch on the making of beet kvass & Kiefer.
Sept 25, Natural Dye Class, 6-8 pm, Instructor Amy Armstrong of The Conservatorie, $25 pp, In this botanical dyeing workshop you will learn the process of using natural botanicals to dye fibers. We'll cover dipping techniques and what makes dyes stick. Each student will receive an item to dye themselves and take home with them. Feel free to bring additional fabric or fibers to dye (but please limit the size to about a 1/2 yard or a small item such as a pillow case). Wear clothes you don't mind getting stained or simply wear a smock. You will be working outside so plan accordingly. Join us as we demystify the practice of botanical dying and you may find that everything you need to start your own dye project is in your own backyard.
- Sept 30, Fermented Vegetables Class, 6-8 pm, Instructor Kristin Adamcyck of Small Batch Farms, $25 pp, Learn to make lacto fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi! We will also teach how to quick pickle vegetables. Both are great ways to preserve your garden Harvest!
- Oct 2, Leather Smithing Class, 6-8 pm, Instructor Tyler Boutin of Silver Fox Leather Shop, $50 pp, The Leather Smithing class will cover an array of techniques; including hand stitching, riveting, cutting and edging. During the course, students will make a belt, which will be theirs to keep. The course will be taught by Tyler Boutin of Silver Fox Leather Shop. Tyler worked under the tutelage of Timothy Kennedy, who has been a successful leather smith for over 40 years.
Sept 25-27 – The Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference - Each year The Florida Heritage Book Festival showcases Florida's rich and diverse literary legacy with author presentations that promise to delight book lovers and provide inspiration for aspiring authors. Interact with published authors and other vendors. Hourly drawings and signings by the Featured Authors. Robin Cook, Thomas Graham, Arliss Ryan, Jackson Walker, Mary Kay Andrews, and more. Poetry workshops, civil rights panel, cooking tips with Chef Warren Caterson. For the full 3-day lineup, times, and locations, call 904.940.0194 or visit www.fhbookfest.com/writers-conference/.
Sept 24 - Peace Day Kids & Teen Craft Event - Kids and teens, celebrate International Peace Day by creating fabulous peace crafts. We'll make pinwheels, create beautiful chalk murals, make peace rocks, and create a zen garden space. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library. Free, 2:30 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 25 - Tai-Chi: Enter the Healing Journey - In the remaining parts of this journey into the ancient Chinese healing exercise, you will learn and practice Tai-Chi. In class, students will perform soft, continuous movements that will allow them to receive many positive aspects of renewed health, while developing internal stillness. Some of the benefits of Tai-Chi include: relief from muscular tension and anxiety, increased concentration and memory, enhanced sensory awareness, and improved balance. This free workshop is presented by Hector M. Ruiz, Jr., a certified instructor in Tai-Chi and Qi Gong. Free, 10:30 am, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 25 - National Comic Book Day Teen Craft Thursday - Teens (Ages 12-18), come to the library to make some really cool comic book-themed clocks. We'll supply the clocks, comics, and even a snack -- you supply the imagination. Sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Library. Free, 4:45 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 26 - Gentle Stretching with Gina Friday - This free class emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement, and attention to alignment and is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increase flexibility. Stretching is great for those who are experiencing joint sensitivity, or overall stiffness. Wear loose clothing, bring a towel & mat. Presented by yoga instructor, Gina Mercado. Free, 10:30 am, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 26 - Single Vision Animals Friday - Come visit with our favorite animal friends from Single Vision. You will learn how you can help protect wildlife and make a difference. Tigers are facing extinction and we need to take a stand; extinction is forever, but you can help. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Anastasia Island Branch Library.
Sept 27 - Library Card Sign-Up Month: Librarians in the Movies Saturday Series - To close out our film series focusing on librarians in movies, we are featuring a homemade documentary highlighting librarians portrayed in film over the past fifty years. The librarians at our branch hope you came in this month to sign up for a library card! Free, 2 pm, Anastasia Island Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, 209-3730.
Sept 27 – Swingle Singers: The International a Cappella Phenomenon - The London-based, internationally renowned Swingle Singers are legendary in the world of a cappella music. For half a century, they have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve, their vocal agility and captivating showmanship thrilling generations of audiences around the globe. The seven young and versatile voices deliver fugues, jazz, pop, and folk ballads with equal precision and passion, keeping the classic Swingle sound alive while fearlessly exploring new styles and approaches. 7:30 pm, $35 pp, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com
Sept 27 – National Estuaries Day Celebration - The activities throughout this day will provide you and your family the resources to implement environmentally inspired ideas at home. In addition to the scheduled classes, there will be a Green Cleaning stand hosted by Flagler College, Fish Printing, and "The Blue Balloon" book readings and signings. Limited space, reservations required. 9 am-4 pm, Guana Preserve, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904.823.4500, GTMResearchReserve@gtmnerr.org, www.gtmnerr.org
Sept 27 - Uptown Saturday Night - Book signings, live music, refreshments, and so much more at the uniquely charming galleries, antique stores, and shops on St. Augustine’s San Marcos Avenue. 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios).
Sept 27 - The Downtown Bazaar The Colonial Quarter will host an evening filled with fine art, unique artisan crafts, local storytellers, and live music. Free, 6-10 pm, 33 St. George Street, 315-7454, www.thedowntownbazaar.com
Sept 27 – Saint Augustine Bridal Expo and Fashion Show - Meet Saint Augustine’s finest wedding vendors, view the Fashion Show at 5:00, and enjoy treats, gifts, music, and see what our bartender can serve up. This is guaranteed to be a fun and inspiring day to help you create a spectacular wedding! Tickets $10 pp, 3 to 7:30 pm. Pioneer Barn at Old Florida Museum, 259 San Marco Avenue, 904.824.8874 www.fortmenendez.com
Sept 28 – Ponte Vedra Auto Show - The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce will host the 12th Annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show at The Tournament Players Club Sawgrass (a lovely 25-mile drive up the A1A Coast from St Augustine). The Auto Show is presented by The Brumos Companies which includes Mercedes-Benz of Orange Park, Brumos Porsche, Lexus of Orange Park, Lexus of Jacksonville and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Bozard Ford Lincoln will sponsor the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang! Awards ceremony at 2 pm on TPC Sawgrass back lawn. One hundred and seventy-five collectors' cars will be on display, all in competition for one of the prestigious 30 trophies. From the, “Brass & Vintage” classics to the ever popular pony and muscle cars, the shows diversity will have a wide appeal to passionate car enthusiasts. Spectator admission & parking is FREE. Local Food Trucks and the TPC Clubhouse will serve lunch and beverages throughout the show. 9 am-3 pm, www.pvautoshow.com
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