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Things To Do In St Augustine FL
April 2014

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Apr 2, Steve Hackett, $49.50-$69.50, doors 7:30 pm / show 8:30 pm
Apr 3, Jesse Cook, $36-$40, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Apr 4 – Robert Cray Band, $49-$59, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Apr 11 – Blind Boys of Alabama, $40-$45, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Apr 13 – The Zombies, $49.50-$59.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Apr 17 - Goo Goo Dolls, $50-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Apr 23 – Todd Snider, $30-$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
May 4 – Florida Chamber Music / Mozart & Prokofiev, $25, doors 2 pm / show 3 pm
May 9 – The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute, $42.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamp.sjcvenues.com
Apr 19 – Darius Rucker, $45.50-$65.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
Apr 27 – Carlos Santana, $59.50-$139.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 20 – Jack Johnson, $44.50-$64.50, gates 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
May 23 – Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, $49.50-$99.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm

Daily Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America, retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. 9 am – 5 pm daily, $5 pp (ages to 7 to 12 $3), Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com/journey/

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. $7 for adults, children 15 and under free. Castillo de San Marcos, Avenida Menendez, www.nps.gov/casa

thru Jul 10 Historic Ships Tours The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the destination of two historic ships. The Nao Victoria arrived on Dec. 23, 2013, and will depart on Feb. 1, 2014. El Galeón will arrive on Jan. 4, 2014, and will have an extended stay until July 2014. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 6 pm daily. Pricing - Nao Victoria adults $10 youth $5; El Galeón adults $15, youth $8; both ships adults $20, youth $10. www.staugustine-450.com/naogaleon

Apr 2 Lightner Museum Curator Tour On the first Wednesday of each month, enjoy a Lightner Museum curator exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. Different tour each month, included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for ages 12 and under. 10 am, 75 King Street, 2nd floor. 824.2874

Apr 3-6 Kraft Nabisco Championship Weekend There’s no better time to visit the Hall than during the Kraft Nabisco Championship Week! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are past champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame. There will be a special photo opportunity with the trophy. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week. 1 World Golf Place, www.WorldGolfHallOfFame.org

Apr 4-6 19th Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival Voted St. Augustine’s best festival 9 years in a row! Award Winning Bar-B-Que from 7 regional and national BBQ champions; great continuous live music; arts and crafts vendors; children’s games, rides, and activities. Francis Field, West Castillo Drive, 417.8740, www.rhythmandribs.net

Apr 4 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Apr 4-27 St. Augustine Art Association Annual Spring Members Show Open Media. Open Subject. Juried for awards. This exhibit features a broad array of artistic styles, media, and subject matter. Tuesday thru Saturday 12- 4 pm, Sunday 2-5 pm; admission free; 22 Marine, 824.2310, www.staaa.org

Apr 5 Legacy Trust’s 5th Annual Ponte Vedra Beach Home & Art Tour This self-guided tour features outstanding creativity in architecture and interior design at five exquisite homes in Ponte Vedra Beach. Proceeds from the tour benefit children's art programs at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. 10 am-4 pm, $35 per person advance purchase required at ccpvb.org or by calling 280.0614 x205. A map showing the tour homes is provided to ticket holders.

Apr 5 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Apr 6 Emma Concert Series – Cavatina Duo: Guitar & Flute The Cavatina Duo (Spaniard Eugenia Moliner on flute, Bosnian Denis Azabagic on guitar) has become one of the most impressive combinations of its kind in the world. The duo's repertoire includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. A high point of their concerts is music inspired by the folk traditions of their native lands of Spain and the Balkans. The Duo has captivated audiences with their electrifying performances across North America, Europe and Asia in major venues and festivals. 2 pm, $25, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, emmainfo@bellsouth.net, Eva Doolittle 797.2800, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Apr 10-13 Masters Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame Visit the Hall during Masters Week and enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are past Masters Champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame. Special photo opportunity with the Masters trophy. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week. 1 World Golf Place, www.WorldGolfHallOfFame.org

Apr 12-13 Celebration of Spring 19th Annual Flower & Garden Expo This year’s show features a variety of vendors bringing a wide array of horticulture, including olive trees, aquatic plants, herbs, ferns, succulents, citrus, African violets, anthuriums, bamboo, colorful flowering plants, butterfly plants, native plants, and more plus gardening accessories and art. Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm. $5 pp for both days, children free. Free parking. and is good for both days. Children are admitted free and there is plenty of free parking. Expo patrons can use their Expo pass for discounts to local attractions and for free admission to “A Taste of St. Augustine” on April 26! St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, 829.3295, www.epiccommunityservices.org

Apr 12-13 Old Town Art Show Exquisite jewelry; funky and functional pottery; abstract sculpture; glistening glass; hand-woven fashions; stunning photography; extraordinary paintings; wonderful wood carvings. 10 am- 5 pm, Francis Field, 25 West Castillo Drive, www.holidayartshows.com

Apr 12-14 Velofest This annual Bicycle awareness event features professional cyclists racing through the streets of St. Augustine, with live music, food, and a bike parade open to cyclists of all ages. 509.6895, velofest.org

Apr 13 Blessing of the Fleet It is time again for the annual Blessing of the Fleet, part of our rich maritime heritage in St. Augustine since 1946. Reverend Felipe J. Estevez, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine will offer the traditional blessing from the docks of the St. Augustine City Marina to all who pass before him. 10 am, 111 Avenida Menendez, 824.9725, www.Sayc2000.com

April 19 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

Apr 18-May 11 Other Desert Cities This contemporary drama by Jon Robin Baitz introduces liberal-minded Brooke Wyeth as she returns home to Palm Springs to visit her parents after a six-year absence. A once-promising novelist, she announces to her family the imminent publication of a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound that her parents don't want reopened. Preview night Apr 17, all tickets $10; Terrific Tuesday Apr 22, all tickets 2 for $25 (must choose one adult ticket and one free ticket to receive promotion). General admission $25 pp. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Apr 20 Third Monday Beach Art & Merchant Walk on the Boulevard Free Trolley from FA Café at 303 A1A Beach Blvd to The Sunshine Shop at 645 A1A Beach Blvd, with stops in between so you can get to your favorite shop. Local artists and live music in the parklets and in many shops. 5-7 pm.

Apr 20 Promenade & Easter Parade Come dressed in your Sunday best and promenade through the Plaza. Prizes for all sorts of categories – best dressed, best hat, youngest, oldest, who travelled the farthest, etc. Afterwards at 3 pm, enjoy the Easter Parade with its marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Easter Bunny, the Royal Family, and the city's carriage horses wearing hats! Promenade 12:30 pm / parade 3 pm, Downtown gazebo, www.staugeasterfestival.com

Apr 26 Merrill Lynch's 18th Annual “A Taste of St. Augustine” This signature food festival serves up exciting tastes from over 20 of St. Augustine’s favorite restaurants. A live music festival all day, special children's area, and a culinary marketplace. Race To The Taste 5K Run takes place during this event also. 12 pm-8 pm, admission to event $5 pp, taste tickets $1 each (restaurants may charge 1 to 5 tickets per taste). St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, 829.3295, www.epicbh.org/tasteofstaugustine.html

Apr 26 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 Nombre de Dios), 823.9263.

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

Things To Do In St Augustine FL
March 2014

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Mar 1 – Iron & Wine, $30-$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Mar 6 – Carolina Chocolate Drops, $40-$50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Mar 23 – Marc Cohn Duo, $38-$47, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Mar 28-30, WJCT 3X5 Classic Film Festival
Apr 2, Steve Hackett, $49.50-$69.50, doors 7:30 pm / show 8:30 pm
Apr 3, Jesse Cook, $36-$40, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Apr 4 – Robert Cray Band, $49-$59, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamp.sjcvenues.com
Mar 8, Steve Miller Band, $39.50-$89.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Mar 22, The Moody Blues, $39.50-$89.50, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm

Daily Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America, retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. 9 am – 5 pm daily, $5 pp (ages to 7 to 12 $3), Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com/journey/

Mondays/Fridays Lost Ships Tour Multimedia presentation presented by marine archaeologists. Visit areas of the historic light station that are off-limits for general admission visitors. See recovered artifacts that are undergoing tedious cleaning and stabilization procedures by conservators. Free time will be available to see museum exhibits in the historic Keeper's House and to also climb the 165' lighthouse. 10 am and 3 pm, $24 pp, advance reservations required, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday C.B. Smith Show Impersonations, gospel, oldies, comedy, variety, classic country. The Smith Family has been entertaining crowds for years with their amazing talent in a variety show steeped in Southern culture and music. Charlie Bob Smith will perform his high-energy act in St. Augustine through April! $25 pp ($20 pp for groups of 20 or more), 7 pm, National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue, 877.284.8457, www.smithfamilytheater.com

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. $7 for adults, children 15 and under free. Castillo de San Marcos, Avenida Menendez, www.nps.gov/casa

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru Jul 10 Historic Ships Tours The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the destination of two historic ships. The Nao Victoria arrived on Dec. 23, 2013, and will depart on Feb. 1, 2014. El Galeón will arrive on Jan. 4, 2014, and will have an extended stay until July 2014. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 6 pm daily. Pricing - Nao Victoria adults $10 youth $5; El Galeón adults $15, youth $8; both ships adults $20, youth $10. www.staugustine-450.com/naogaleon

Mar 1 Reenactment - 1668 Sack of St. Augustine During the day a 17 century-style military encampment will be open to the public at the Fountain of Youth Park and will play host to drills, demonstrations and living history demonstrations. The reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will commence at 4:30 pm om the old city, beginning at the Plaza and ending at the Old City Gates. 10 am to 5 pm, Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Avenue, www.SearlesBucs.com

Mar 1 St Augustine Orchestra Presents “Someday” This concert celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act. Someday was written by composer-in-residence Bob Moore specifically for this occasion. Bill Prince will play the music of Duke Ellington. World-renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. The orchestra will play the music of Beethoven and Brahms plus selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. $20 pp, 8 pm, Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard, 25 Granada Street, www.staugustineorchestra.org

Mar 1 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Mar 1 & 2 Annual Cathedral Festival BBQ, beverage, Bingo, boiled peanuts, chicken wings, corn, face painting, fireworks, French fries and onion rings, funnel cakes, hamburgers and hotdogs, pizza, rides, sausage and peppers, silent auction, super raffle. Prince of Peace Grounds, near the Giant Cross, 101 San Marco Avenue. For schedule and parking details, visit www.thecathedralfestival.com.

Mar 5 Lightner Museum Curator Tours On the first Wednesday of each month, enjoy a Lightner Museum curator exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. Different tour each month, included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for ages 12 and under. 10 am, 75 King Street, 2nd floor. 824.2874

Mar 6-30 The Miss Firecracker Contest This southern comedy by Beth Henley features the small Mississippi town of Brookhaven where Carnelle Scott is rehearsing furiously for the Miss Firecracker Contest, hoping that a victory will salvage her tarnished reputation and allow her to leave town in a blaze of glory. Some unexpected twists and turns complicate matters, but Carnelle perseveres in this humorous story of compassion and ideals. Preview night March 6, all tickets $10; Terrific Tuesday 3/11, all tickets 2 for $25 (must choose one adult ticket and one free ticket to receive promotion). General admission $25 pp. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Mar 7 Annual Celtic Whiskey Tasting LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPANTS Start off the Celtic Festival weekend with a whiskey tasting, featuring 5 offerings and admission to the Pre-festival Party following the tasting. ticket to the Celtic Festival. The tasting will be held at the 2nd Stage Tent on 7 pm, $45 pp, Francis Field at 29 W. Castillo Drive. www.CelticStAugustine.com

Mar 7 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Mar 7-31 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Exhibit: Society of Mixed Media Artists The exhibit features creative and innovative art using all forms of mixed media, including collage, assemblage, and sculpture. Membership in SOMMA is quite large so this exhibit will be juried by Gene Roberds, an award winning fine artist and former Art Professor. It is always interesting to see the varied techniques and works of art that these artists produce. A must-see exhibit that is sure to fire up your own creativity. Opening reception March 7, 5-9 pm; daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Mar 7-9 Celtic Music and Heritage Festival Find the Celt in you as you take in the sights, sounds and tastes of centuries of European history. Celtic clans from around the world show their ancestral pride. Highland games athletes demonstrate their mind-boggling strength. The food is fantastic. The entertainment is stellar! Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive. To see the complete entertainment lineup, visit www.CelticStAugustine.com

Mar 8 St. Patrick’s Day Parade The luck o' the Irish be with you at the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade, an annual celebration of the Emerald Isle's most revered saint. Lads and lasses from throughout Georgia and Florida, Savannah to Sarasota and beyond converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their best greens. Did you know that the wearin' o' the green was outlawed in the 18th century England. Seen as a form of rebellion, wearing of shamrocks was a crime punishable by hanging. Irish folklore holds that St. Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to Irish polytheists. Patrick was born into a wealthy family and kidnapped from Roman Britain by Irish raiders in the fourth century. He eventually escaped back home, but returned in 432 to help Christianize Ireland. Today, St. Patricks Day parades are celebrated around the world - this one is a favorite part of the annual St. Augustine Celtic Festival. 10 am, Downtown, www.celticstaugustine.com

Mar8 Menorcan Heritage Celebration Celebrate the 237th anniversary of the arrival of the Menorcans in St. Augustine. Admission free, 11 am to 3 pm, Llambias House, 31 St. Francis Street, 826.3388.

Mar 12 Get Your Own 450th Commemoration Passport: Flagler College Theatre Arts Presents In White America The absorbing African-American story will be brought to life on stage. From a letter revealing the heart and soul of a runaway slave to a moving speech by a southern senator in justification of lynching to portraits of Booker T. Washington, each scene has an emotional story. Free, St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees of this lecture. Doors open at 6 pm for seating, lobby displays, information and book signings; lecture begins at 7 pm. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, http://staugustine-450.com/discover-first-america-adventure-program-returns-nov-6-2013/

Mar 13-16 Flagler College Presents “In White America” Drawn from historical records by a professor at Princeton, this absorbing story of African Americans in won the Off Broadway Drama Desk Award. From a letter revealing the heart and soul of a runaway slave and a moving speech by a southern senator in justification of lynching to portraits of Booker T. Washington and Father Divine, each scene has enduring emotional power. First produced in 1963, the play sets the stage for Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Mar 13, 14, 15 @ 7:30 pm, Mar 16 @ 2pm; $10 general admission; Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, 826.8600, www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/theatre.html

Mar 14-15 Tim Tebow Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic The annual Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Gala and Golf Classic is an opportunity for Tim to host his celebrity friends for a weekend of fun and entertainment. Along with the sponsors, participants, and spectators. Celebrity Gala on Friday evening, 9 am shotgun start on Saturday, TPC Sawgrass, World-Famous Stadium Course, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/golf/

Mar 14 & 16 Derek Coghlan presents “I’ll Give You a Day” The show is about a man who grew up in the middle of nowhere in the middle of Ireland, who emigrated to America with no idea what he was doing, or where he was going, or what he was going to do once he got there. The play focuses on emigration, culture shock, small southern towns, guilt, unemployment, lunacy, and the fabulous assortment of wonderfully odd people he met along the way. Performing his work is cheaper, and hopefully more effective than therapy. St. Augustine’s Pioneer Bar at Fort Menendez / Old Florida Museum. Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm, Mar 16 @ 2:30 pm; $20 pp (students $15). 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, www.oldfloridamuseum.com

Mar 15 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

Mar 15 Annual Cherokee Rose Vintage Azaleas The Woman’s Club of Palatka will host this event that will feature hundreds of azaleas, vintage items, antiques, crafts, garden items, plants, handmade jewelry, glass art, pottery, and other art. 8 am-4 pm, Woman’s Club of Palatka, 600 S. 13th Street, Palatka, 386.546.4255.

Mar 15-16 Gods Trombones St. Augustine Community Chorus presents God’s Trombones in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm, Mar 16 @ 3 pm; adults $20 in advance, $25 at door, students and kids $5. St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Avenue, www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org

Mar 16 Planting Your Own Herbal Dish Garden Learn growing care tips and medicinal uses of common cooking herbs; then choose your own culinary plants to create a portable lightweight garden that can easily be moved from patio to inside for an evening table centerpiece or fragrant kitchen accent . Bring garden gloves and a smile. 2 pm – 4 pm, $30 pp (includes materials and herbal care book), Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 County Road 13 North, 829.0722, www.maggiesherbfarm.com

Mar 16 Third Monday Beach Art & Merchant Walk on the Boulevard Free Trolley from FA Café at 303 A1A Beach Blvd to The Sunshine Shop at 645 A1A Beach Blvd, with stops in between so you can get to your favorite shop. Local artists and live music in the parklets and in many shops. 5-7 pm.

Mar 21-23 Annual Seafood Festival The St. Augustine Lions present the 33rd Annual Seafood Festival, featuring contests and raffles. Entertainment lineup to include Collapsible B, Lonesome Bert & the Skinny Lizards, Brittney Lawrence & The Grave Diggers, Linda Cole … Food vendors to include David’s Seafood Shack, Greem Flame, Laughing Crab Catering, Antonio’s Grill & Sausage Factory, and more. Arts & Crafts Village. Friday 3-9 pm; Saturday 10 am-9 pm; Sunday 11 am – 6 pm. $3 admission for adults plus food vendor charges, children 12 and under free admission plus cost of food vendors. Francis Field at 25 Castillo Drive, next to the Parking Garage, www.LionsFestival.com

Mar 22 Healing Through Nature Learn more about healing yourself with herbal remedies. You may have many medicinal herbs in your kitchen right now! Learn how to turn common culinary into health solutions for everything from the common cold to cancer. In this workshop, you will create 2 remedies to bring home and information to help you make positive health changes. Please bring a sack lunch. $40 pp (includes all materials). 10 am – 2 pm (bring a sack lunch), $40 pp (includes all materials), Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 County Road 13 North, 829.0722, www.maggiesherbfarm.com

Mar 22 EMMA Concert Series – Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra: An All Mendelssohn Program The Southwest Florida Symphony, under the direction of Guest Conductor and Artistic Advisor Leif Bjaland, will perform a special All Mendelssohn Program in Memory of Gordon and Amy Shoolman. 7:30 pm, $35, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, emmainfo@bellsouth.net, Eva Doolittle 797.2800, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Mar 29 Spanish Garrison’s Grand Muster St. Augustine's Spanish Garrison will present an encampment depicting 18th century Spanish military arts and garrison throughout the day at the Colonial Quarter and Castillo de San Marcos. At 8 pm, the Garrison's Torchlight Parade will begin at Castillo de San Marcos and end at the Governor's Palace on the Plaza. Portrayals interpreting Spanish military life, drills and weapons demonstrations, and women’s crafts and activities of the period will be presented. Visitors are invited to follow the soldiers, militia, and townsfolk in the parade and celebration. 10 am to 9 pm. Castillo de San Marcos, www.StAugustineGarrison.com

Mar 29 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), 823.9263.

Mar 30 EMMA Concert Series – Karkowska Sisters Duo: Virtuosity Through the Ages The Karkowska Sisters Duo (Anna on violin, Kasha on piano) is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning ensemble that has performed in many prestigious concert halls including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. 2 pm, $30, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, emmainfo@bellsouth.net, Eva Doolittle 797.2800, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Mar 30 Plant-A-Poem Bring a poem rough draft and a few extra copies to hand out and learn how to cultivate a poem seed and help it grow with feedback from other workshop participants. $10 pp includes coffee and sweet treats; registration 1:45, program starts at 2 pm; Gallery Café in the Staples Plaza at 1974 Highway US1, www.bodor.org

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

Things to do in St Augustine FL
February 2014

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Feb 9 – Florida Chamber Music Project Presents “Schubert”, $25, doors 2 pm / show 3 pm
Feb 16 – Mason Jennings / Rebecca Pidgeon & The Sweetest Punch $28-$30, doors 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
Feb 20 – Tommy Emmanuel / Martin Taylor, $36.50-$44.50, doors 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Feb 21 – Tommy Emmanuel / Martin Taylor, $36.50-$44.50, doors 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Feb 22 – Delbert McClinton, $49.50-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Feb 23 – Dark Star Orchestra, $25-$28, doors 6 pm / show 7 pm
Feb 28 – Art Garfunkle, $39.50-$490.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Mar 1 – Iron & Wine, $30-$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Mar 6 – Carolina Chocolate Drops, $40-$50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Daily Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America, retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. 9 am – 5 pm daily, $5 pp (ages to 7 to 12 $3), Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com/journey/

Mondays/Fridays Lost Ships Tour Multimedia presentation presented by marine archaeologists. Visit areas of the historic light station that are off-limits for general admission visitors. See recovered artifacts that are undergoing tedious cleaning and stabilization procedures by conservators. Free time will be available to see museum exhibits in the historic Keeper's House and to also climb the 165' lighthouse. 10 am and 3 pm, $24 pp, advance reservations required, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday C.B. Smith Show Impersonations, gospel, oldies, comedy, variety, classic country. The Smith Family has been entertaining crowds for years with their amazing talent in a variety show steeped in Southern culture and music. Charlie Bob Smith will perform his high-energy act in St. Augustine through April! $25 pp ($20 pp for groups of 20 or more), 7 pm, National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue, 877.284.8457, www.smithfamilytheater.com

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. $7 for adults, children 15 and under free. Castillo de San Marcos, Avenida Menendez, www.nps.gov/casa

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Saturdays Original Chocolate Tour Hop on board Old Town Trolley for a therapeutic field trip for chocolate addicts! Group sponsors include Peterbrooke, Aviles Restaurant at Historic Downtown Hilton, San Sebastian Winery, Raintree Restaurant, and Whetstone Chocolates. 1:30 pm, $60 pp (Buy tickets online and save $5 using promo code SACH10 Old Town Trolley Center, 27 San Marco Avenue, www.TrolleyTours.com/st-augustine/tour-chocolate.asp

thru Feb 16 Butterflies Are Free This Leonard Gershe comedy classic introduces Don Baker who has been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from moving to San Francisco to get away from his over-protective mother. He gets close to his zany neighbor Jill and learns things that mom never would have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. Preview January 23. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

thru Jul 10 Historic Ships Tours The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the destination of two historic ships. The Nao Victoria arrived on Dec. 23, 2013, and will depart on Feb. 1, 2014. El Galeón will arrive on Jan. 4, 2014, and will have an extended stay until July 2014. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 6 pm daily. Pricing - Nao Victoria adults $10 youth $5; El Galeón adults $15, youth $8; both ships adults $20, youth $10. www.staugustine-450.com/naogaleon

Feb 1 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Feb 1 Limelight Theatre Gala Limelight Theatre will host its annual fundraising gala production. A pre-theatre party at the historic Lightner Museum from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm will include an open bar, heavy hors d'ouevres, and a silent auction. The party will cross the street to the elegant Flagler College Auditorium for the 8 pm performance “Best of the Limelight Cabaret”. Advance reservations required by calling the box office at 825.1164, www.limelight-theartre.org

Feb 2 Royal Family Transfer of Office Witness the official transfer of royal duties from the 2013 Royal Family to the 2014 Royal Family (heritage residents who represent the Spanish Royal Family of 1672, the year work began on the Castillo de San Marcos). Admission free, 2 pm, Isabella Gardens / corner of Hypolita and St. George streets. www.staugeasterfestival.com

Feb 2 Super Bowl Party at Mile Marker Brewing It's the last game of the NFL season, and of course, there's a party. Join the crew at Mile Marker Brewing for pitcher specials, box square game (you could win stuff), food by S.O.S. Diner, and more. Huddle with your teammates and watch the game here. That's a good play. Mile Marker Brewing, 3420 Agricultural Center Drive, 217.4294, www.milemarkerbrewing.com

Feb 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” Tracing the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer, Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner, the story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written and what is left unsaid in their letters. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, 102 San Marco Avenue, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Feb 5 Lightner Museum Curator Tours On the first Wednesday of each month, enjoy a Lightner Museum curator exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. Different tour each month, included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for ages 12 and under. 10 am, 75 King Street, 2nd floor. 824.2874

Feb 7 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Feb 7 Amiro Art & Found – heART Work The gallery walls and shelves will be filled with a Valentine’s Day-inspired eclectic and colorful array of jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, sculpture, vintage finds, paintings, and mixed media collages all suitable as gifts for that special valentine. 5-9 pm. 9C Aviles Street, 824.8460, www.AmiroArtAndFound.com

Feb 7 St Augustine Art Association’s 90th Birthday Party / A Gala Galleón This elegant, nautical-themed evening will feature live music, culinary delights, and a premiere retrospective of paintings by the late J. Courtenay Hunt and exhibit of works from the Lost Art Colony. 6:30 pm. Tickets available at 824.2310, 22 Marine Street, www.staaaa.org

Feb 7 – 28 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery’s 15th Anniversary With common purpose, three artists have come together for the opportunity to share their individual feelings, ideas, perceptions and 'Dreamer's Dreams' toward giving a better understanding as to why they do what they do. Artists: Peter Cerreta, Painter & Sculptor; Marilyn Leverton, Sculptor; and Fay Samimi, Sculptor. Opening Reception Friday Oct 4, 5-9 pm. Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Feb 8 Flight to Freedom Join Fort Mose Historic Park re-enactors as they bring to life the southbound 18th century “underground railroad”. Every 15 minutes visitors will be taken in groups along the freedom trail from coastal Carolina to Spanish Florida – a dangerous and perilous journey made by 100s of freedom seekers from 1687 until 1763 when Britain gained control of Florida from Spain ending Florida as a sanctuary. 10 am – 3 pm, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 829.1711, www.fortmose.org

Feb 8 Emma Concert Series – Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with Philippe Bianconi, Pianist As Buffalo’s cultural ambassador, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under Music Director JoAnn Falletta performs 120 concerts annually and is heard by millions on radio broadcasts across the United States and beyond on American Public Media’s Performance Today. Founded in 1935, it makes its home in Kleinhans Music Hall, a national historic landmark with an international reputation and one of the greatest concert halls in the United States. 7:30 pm, $35, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Feb 8-9 Sea Your History Weekend Tip your teacups to the British influences of St. Augustine during Sea Your History Weekend at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Uncover the historical roots of Britain's reign over the Oldest City while experiencing maritime history up close. See artifacts recovered from a 1782 British shipwreck in St. Augustine and learn how traditional wooden boats were built by our ancestors. The special events are included in the regular admission price, $9.75 adults, $7.75 seniors and children 12 and under. 9 to 6 pm, 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 829.0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Feb 8 & 22 Pirate Plunder Tour On this FREE one-hour tour, kidnapped-by-a-pirate-captain tour participants, will find out what it was like to live in 17th century St. Augustine! 4:30 pm, Tour St. Augustine, 4 Granada Street, reservations required, 825.0087, www.StAugustineCityWalks.com

Feb 9 Casa Monica Fashion Show Hosted by Nancy Birchall and Fashion Trendsetters. Will feature casual attire, suiting separates, dresses, and jewelry by Jones New York. Luncheon guests will receive 20% off any $100 purchase at the store. Luncheon price of $23.75 to include choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and nonalcoholic beverage. 11:30 am, Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova Street, call 810.6810 for reservations.

Feb 9 “Walking Dead” Viewing Party The Walking Dead returns on Feb 9, and so does "Dead Sundays," The Walking Dead Viewing Party and Happy Hour. The Dead Sundays group is growing. Lights go down, TV volume goes up. Get your Zombie on with our group of watchers and have some cold Mile Marker beer. 8-10 pm, Mile Marker Brewing, 3420 Agricultural Center Drive, 217.4294, www.milemarkerbrewing.com.

Feb 14 A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra Tony Sands presents this Frank Sinatra tribute at St. Augustine’s Pioneer Bar at Fort Menendez / Old Florida Museum. 7:30 pm. $14 pp (students $12). 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, www.oldfloridamuseum.com

Feb 15 Artbreakers First Annual Red Heart Dance Party / Fundraiser for Kidney Relief Fund Fun evening of music and dancing, featuring The Davita All Star Blues Band and local favorites, and Oh No "will close out the night. Complimentary appetizers, a silent auction, and specialty drinks. $5 pp, 7 pm-1 am, The Standard, 200 Anastasia Boulevard, www.artbreakers.org

Feb 15 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

Feb 15-16 St Augustine Beach Pier Art and Craft Festival Jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, photography, handmade soaps, and much more. Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm, 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, 352.344.0657

Feb 17 Third Monday Beach Art & Merchant Walk on the Boulevard Free Trolley from FA Café at 303 A1A Beach Blvd to The Sunshine Shop at 645 A1A Beach Blvd, with stops in between so you can get to your favorite shop. Local artists and live music in the parklets and in many shops. 5-7 pm.

Feb 21 & 23 Flagler College Theatre Arts Presents Dancing at Lughnasa Winner of the 1992 Tony for Best Play, the play is set in a small Irish village in 1936, during the festival of Lughnasa (celebrating the pagan god of harvest). The play reveals the lives of five unmarried sisters, told as a nostalgic memory by Michael, son of one of the women. Dancing at Lughnasa, considered Brian Friel’s masterpiece, is a haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of Ireland’s past. 7:30 pm on Feb 21, 2 pm on Feb 23; $15 general admission, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, 826.8600, www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/theatre.html

Feb 22 7th Annual World Sword Swallower’s Day Celebration Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! will feature free a free performance by one of the world’s top sword swallowers, Dan Meyer. 1:30 pm, 19 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Feb 22 Herbal Medicine Chest Learn what natural health solutions can replace the items commonly found in your medicine cabinet. Learn to make your own herbal pain killers, antibiotics, antifungals, stomach aids, and more! 10 am – 2 pm (bring a sack lunch), $40 pp (includes all materials), Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 County Road 13 North, 829.0722, www.maggiesherbfarm.com

Feb 22 Chocolate & Beyond Enjoy chocolate and other culinary delights, silent auction, raffle, and a treasure hunt. Participating artisans include Whetstone Chocolates, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, Savannah Sweets, Cold C ow Ice Cream, and many more. $10 pp (includes 8 tasting tickets, additional tastings $1 each), First Coast Technical College Bldg C, 2980 Collins Avenue. For ticket purchase, visit www.rsvpstjohns.com.

Feb 22 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), 823.9263.

Feb 22 Noche de Gala (Night of the Ball) Be a part of this 16th century ball celebrating the 495th birthday of St. Augustine’s founder, Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. A black tie affair or period attire (16th century Spanish), cocktail reception, and elegant dining experience with an evening of dancing. Sponsored by the Casa Monica Hotel. $195 per person, 6:30 pm-11pm, Lighter Museum, Lightner Museum, 75 King Street, 6:30 pm-11 pm. Contact Joni Dooley Barkley at 819.6004 for reservations and additional details.

Feb 23 Planting Your Own Herbal Dish Garden Learn growing care tips and medicinal uses of common cooking herbs; then choose your own culinary plants to create a portable lightweight garden that can easily be moved from patio to inside for an evening table centerpiece or fragrant kitchen accent . Bring garden gloves and a smile. 2 pm – 4 pm, $30 pp (includes materials and herbal care book), Maggie’s Herb Farm, 11400 County Road 13 North, 829.0722, www.maggiesherbfarm.com

Feb 26 Get Your Own 450th Commemoration Passport - Discover First America Lecture Series
- The Birthplace of Freedom: The Fort Mose Story. The story of America’s first free black settlement, Fort Mose, is presented by the Fort Mose Historical Society and Dr. Jim G. Cusick. The Flight to Freedom (the dangerous journey of enslaved Africans to freedom in Spanish Florida) will be reenacted against the backdrop of spiritual hymns. Free, St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees of this lecture. Doors open at 6 pm for seating, lobby displays, information and book signings; lecture begins at 7 pm. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, http://staugustine-450.com/discover-first-america-adventure-program-returns-nov-6-2013/

Feb 28-Mar 2 St Augustine Orchestra Presents “Someday” This concert celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act. Someday was written by composer-in-residence Bob Moore specifically for this occasion. Bill Prince will play the music of Duke Ellington. World-renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. The orchestra will play the music of Beethoven and Brahms plus selections from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. $20 pp, Feb 28 @ 8 pm; Mar 1 @ 6:30 and 8 pm; Mar 2 @ 3 pm. Lightner Museum Antique Courtyard, 25 Granada Street, www.staugustineorchestra.org

Feb 28 – Mar 2 29th Annual Cathedral Festival BBQ, beverage, Bingo, boiled peanuts, chicken wings, corn, face painting, fireworks, French fries and onion rings, funnel cakes, hamburgers and hotdogs, pizza, rides, sausage and peppers, silent auction, super raffle. Prince of Peace Grounds, near the Giant Cross, 101 San Marco Avenue. For schedule and parking details, visit www.thecathedralfestival.com.

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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January 2014
Things To Do In St Augustine FL

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Jan 16 – Tad Benoit, $20-$25, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Jan 18 – Marcia Ball, $40-$50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Jan 24 – Shawn Colvin with The Willow Wacks, $42-$52, doors pm / show 8 pm
Jan 25 – Robyn Hitchcock with Ed Cotton & Shane Myers , $30-$40, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Jan 26 – St. Augustine Celtic Music Festival presents Gaelic Storm, $32-$36, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Jan 29 – Keb’ Mo’, $49.50-$59.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Jan 31 – Steep Canyon Rangers with Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards, $26-$34, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Mondays/Fridays Lost Ships Tour Multimedia presentation presented by marine archaeologists. Visit areas of the historic light station that are off-limits for general admission visitors. See recovered artifacts that are undergoing tedious cleaning and stabilization procedures by conservators. Free time will be available to see museum exhibits in the historic Keeper's House and to also climb the 165' lighthouse. 10 am and 3 pm, $24 pp, advance reservations required, 81 Lighthouse Avenue, 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday beginning Jan 15 C.B. Smith Show The Smith Family has been entertaining crowds for years with their amazing talent in a variety show steeped in Southern culture and music. Charlie Bob Smith will perform his high-energy act in St. Augustine through April! $25 pp ($20 pp for groups of 20 or more), 7 pm, National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue, 877.284.8457, www.smithfamilytheater.com

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Historic Weapons Demonstrations National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in the 1740s. 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm. $7 for adults, children 15 and under free. Castillo de San Marcos, Avenida Menendez, www.nps.gov/casa

Saturdays St. Augustine’s Original Chocolate Tour Do you love chocolate? Learn the history of chocolate and chocolate formation while sampling truffles, pastries, and gooey delights from the finest chocolatiers in all of St. Augustine. You’ll think you’ve won Willie Wonka’s Golden Ticket as you step aboard our confectioner’s trolley to visit a chocolate paradise. Before the chocolate tour gets underway, chocolate will be thrust upon you learn the story of Peterbrooke famous chocolate popcorn and how it started their adventure in chocolate. Your tour de force will take you to several houses of culinary creation beginning with the Aviles Restaurant at the Hilton Bayfront where you will enjoy the chef’s pièce de résistance. Then, on to the charming San Sebastian Winery for more chocolate tasting and goodies. Now you are on to the renowned Raintree Restaurant where you will get a lesson in chocolate tasting from St. Augustine’s original Chocolate Family, Whetstone Chocolates. And, just when you think you have seen it all, the heavenly Warm Chocolate Dome Cake is a tantalizing treat to top the tour. Hordes of people marvel at the lovely old-world ambience at the Raintree; but nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for this unique embodiment of chocolate. Even when your journey has ended, your chocolate indulgence does not…you will leave this trance with a sample of the finest Whetstone Chocolates to carry you home to your dreams. 1:30 pm, $60 pp (Buy tickets online and save $5 using promo code SACH10 Old Town Trolley Center, 27 San Marco Avenue, www.TrolleyTours.com/st-augustine/tour-chocolate.asp

thru Jan 4 Holidays at Colonial Quarter Enter a fantastic holiday wonderland featuring S'more stations, hot chocolate, cider, and mulled wine, and the joyous sound of carolers. You can even climb the 35 ft. watchtower for a spectacular view of the holiday-sparkling city. Admission free, 6 pm, 33 St George Street, 599.2113 www.colonialquarter.com

thru Jan 4 Holly Jolly Trolley Nights of Lights Tour Explore St Augustine's famous Nights of Lights in the cozy comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolleys. New this year is a stop with complimentary admission to the Colonial Quarter by Candlelight where guests can stroll through two acres hidden in the heart of the historic district, while enjoying holiday music, festivities, and seasonal treats. Child-sized magical viewing glasses also available. Daily 6-8pm, Sunday thru Thurs $9, Fri/Sat $12, children $4. Departing from the Old Jail and from both Welcome Centers at 27 San Marco Ave and 1700 N. Ponce de Leon. 829.3800, trolleytours.com/st-augustine/holiday-tour.asp

thru Jan 5 Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train Hop on board for an evening tour of the Nights of Lights! Your train ticket will include FREE magical viewing glasses. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy snow, family-friendly holiday movies on the big screen, marshmallow decorating, and a visit from Santa! Sun-Thurs 6 pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 6 pm -9 pm (no tours Dec 25). Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 19 San Marco Avenue, 824.1606, www.Ripleys.com/RedTrains

thru Feb 2 20th Annual Nights of Lights Celebration Noted in National Geographic’s 2011 Top 10 List of Places to See Holiday Lights, the Nights of Lights Celebration is fab fun for everyone! Visit www.nightsoflights.com for a full list of activities.

thru Jul 10 Historic Ships Tours The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is the destination of two historic ships. The Nao Victoria arrived on Dec. 23, 2013, and will depart on Feb. 1, 2014. El Galeón will arrive on Jan. 4, 2014, and will have an extended stay until July 2014. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world. El Galeón is a replica of the vessels that traveled the coasts of Florida between the 16th and 18th centuries, transporting men, goods, culture and ideas, creating ties between America and Europe. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 6 pm daily. Pricing - Nao Victoria adults $10 youth $5; El Galeón adults $15, youth $8; both ships adults $20, youth $10. www.staugustine-450.com/naogaleon

Jan 3 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Jan 3-5 The Box The Pioneer Barn presents this fictional dramatization of homelessness in America. Meet Jack, a homeless man who disputes the description "homeless”, thinks of himself as "on the move", and explains, "the box is my home." He is, quite literally, "Jack-In-The-Box" and he has a poignant, highly entertaining and informative tale to tell. Jan 3 & 4, 7:30 pm; Jan 5 2 pm. $15 pp (students $12). 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, oldfloridamuseum.com

Jan 4 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Jan 4 Emma Concert Series – Phildanco Dance Company Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act The Philadelphia Dance Company is an organization that presents high quality professional dance, increasing and furthering the appreciation of dance among many communities. Across the nation and around the world the troupe is celebrated for its innovation, creativity and mostly African-American traditions in dance. 7:30 pm, $35, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Jan 8-12 Siege at St. Augustine The FL SASS® State Championship for Cowboy Action Shooting (formerly "Last Stand") is an annual four-day event held at Ancient City Shooting Range. The competition begins Thursday with the Wild Bunch and Black Powder Match, continuing into Cowboy Fast Draw and side matches. The Main Match, the FL SASS® State Championship begins on Friday, following mandatory safety meetings and the grand opening ceremonies held that morning. Competitors participate in ten individual stages Friday and Saturday, performing with six-guns, rifle, and shotgun in combination in each of the main match stages. Saturday evening banquet showcases all the competitors and their guests dressed in their Old West finery for dinner, dancing, and good times. Sunday starts with a simple cowboy church, award ceremony and then competition resumes with the fast paced Top Gun Shoot-off at High Noon. 3021 Agricultural Drive, www.SiegeAtStAugustine.com, 808.8559

Jan 14 Swamp Cabbage Chronicles Tale Tellers of St. Augustine present Wayne and Jane Sims’ Swamp Cabbage Chronicles (Small Lies, Tall Tales, & Other Truths). 7:30 pm, $10 pp, Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue, 471.0179, www.taletellers.org

Jan 16 – 19 4th Annual St. Augustine Film Festival The 4th Annual Saint Augustine Film Festival will feature 20+ films from around the world including France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Kenya, Laos, Israel, Belgium, Paraguay Puerto Rico, and the United States. Films will be shown at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium on Granada Street; Gamache-Koger Theatre at Ringhaver Student Center on Sevilla; and Epic Theatres on SR207. Following the hysterical LOVE IS IN THE AIR at Lewis Auditorium, stroll just across the street to the fabulous Lightner Museum for champagne, wine, and beer along with soft drinks in the top floor ballroom. Stroll through the museum on this private and exclusive night. A buffet prepared by Casa Monica will be served in the pool area. For a complete list of show times, locations, and prices, visit www.FLIFF.com

Jan 19 Emma Concert Series – Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee Four Hand Piano Ran Dank, a native of Israel, has appeared in his native country as soloist with the symphony orchestra of Jerusalem, Haifa and Raanana, and most recently at the Israeli Conservatory of Music. He is the recipient of the Sander Buchman Memorial First Prize of the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and several other prizes, among them the First Prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. First prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has already been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with "a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” 2 pm, $30, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Jan 8 & 19 Get Your Own 450th Commemoration Passport - Discover First America Lecture Series Free, St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees of either lecture. For both events, doors open at 6 pm for seating, lobby displays, information and book signings; lecture begins at 7 pm. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, http://staugustine-450.com/discover-first-america-adventure-program-returns-nov-6-2013/
- Jan 8, Journey: Vignettes of St. Augustine’s African-American History Chapters of St. Augustine’s lengthy African-American history will come alive throughout this program. The lives of the first African-Americans will be portrayed. Also, the program will feature a re-enactment of the famous Civil Rights period sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter. This program is sponsored by Tour St. Augustine and St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours.
- Jan 19 Let Freedom Ring This program is brought to the St. Augustine community on the eve of the opening of the 450th Commemoration signature exhibition titled Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience. The program will feature remembrances of landmark events that occurred in St. Augustine during the 1960s by those who witnessed and experienced the events. Also, Florida Memorial College alumni will recount their important role in the Civil Rights Movement. The evening will conclude with a gospel choir performance.

Jan 15 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. 5:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jan 18 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

Jan 20 Third Monday Beach Art & Merchant Walk on the Boulevard Free Trolley from FA Café at 303 A1A Beach Blvd to The Sunshine Shop at 645 A1A Beach Blvd, with stops in between so you can get to your favorite shop. Local artists and live music in the Parklets and in many shops. 5-7 pm.

Jan 20-Jul 15 Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibition This comprehensive exhibition is part of an extended exhibition program called, Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America. The first leg or “thread” of this exhibition is a retrospective of African-American history beginning in 1565 when both freed and enslaved Blacks landed with St. Augustine founder Pedro Menendez, through Fort Mose, the first freed Black settlement in the U.S., to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and beyond. The purpose of the exhibit is to elevate awareness of the important role African-Americans played in the cultural and historical development of St. Augustine and thus, America. 9 am – 5 pm daily, $5 pp (ages to 7 to 12 $3), Visitor Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com/journey/

Jan 24-Feb 16 Butterflies Are Free This Leonard Gershe comedy classic introduces Don Baker who has been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from moving to San Francisco to get away from his over-protective mother. He gets close to his zany neighbor Jill and learns things that mom never would have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. Preview January 23. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Jan 25 First Coast Opera – Opera’s Greatest Hits Favorite arias, duets, and quartets sung by an international cast. $25 adults ($10 students and faculty with ID), 7:30 pm, Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, www.firstcoastopera.com

Jan 25 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), 823.9263.

Jan 25-26 Sea Your History Weekend Tip your teacups to the British influences of St. Augustine during Sea Your History Weekend at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Uncover the historical roots of Britain's reign over the Oldest City while experiencing maritime history up close. See artifacts recovered from a 1782 British shipwreck in St. Augustine and learn how traditional wooden boats were built by our ancestors. The special events are included in the regular admission price, $9.75 adults, $7.75 seniors and children 12 and under. 9 to 6 pm, 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 829.0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Feb 1 Limelight Theatre Gala Limelight Theatre will host its annual fundraising gala production. A pre-theatre party at the historic Lightner Museum from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm will include an open bar, heavy hors d'ouevres, and a silent auction. The party will cross the street to the elegant Flagler College Auditorium for the 8 pm performance “Best of the Limelight Cabaret”. Advance reservations required by calling the box office at 825.1164, www.limelight-theartre.org

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December 2013 Holiday Activities
Things To Do In St Augustine FL

St Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com
Dec 1, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party, gates 4:30 pm / show 6 pm
Dec 5, Dancing in a Winter Wonderland, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm FREE
Dec 7, Alabama Shakes with Clear Plastic Masks, $29.50-$39.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Dec 9, A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm FREE
Dec 10, A Charlie Brown Christmas with David Benoit, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm FREE
Dec 14, Chili Cook-Off and Film Double Feature, gates 12:30 pm / start 6 pm and 7 pm FREE
Dec 19, Annie, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm FREE
Dec 21, It’s A Wonderful Life, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm FREE
Dec 22, Celtic Christmas Sing-Along, gates 3:30 pm / show 5 pm FREE

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Dec 5, UNF Chamber Singers & Chamber Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah, $15/$20, doors 6 pm / show 7 pm
Dec 8, Shemekia Copeland, $24-$29, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Dec 13, Kathleen Madigan, $32-$42, doors 6:30 / show 7:30 pm AND doors 9 pm / show 9:30 pm
Dec 14, John McCutcheon, $26-$29, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues” Finally … something different for Christmas! Eight reindeer dishing about the REAL Santa! All those rumors you’ve heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph’s little secret? About Vixen’s story that was leaked to the press? All true! Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and do not hold back! Some mature themes. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, 102 San Marco Avenue, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays thru Jan 1 River Cruise Caps on the Water and Jax Water Tours bring to you their 45-minute river cruise at 4, 5, and 6 pm for $10 pp (kids $5). At 7 pm, hop on board for the 90-minute Nights of Lights cruise to downtown’s bayfront for just $20 pp (kids $10). All tickets are first come / first served. www.capsonthewater.com

thru Dec 5 St Johns County Festival of Trees at World Golf Village The ninth annual Festival of Trees will take place at the St Johns County Convention Center adjacent to the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. Visitors to the Festival are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree or wreath with minimum $1 donations. The decorated trees and wreaths are also part of a silent auction – all proceeds will be given to the benefiting charities. Daily 9 am-9pm. WorldGolfHallOfFame.orgLimelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

thru Jan 4 Holidays at Colonial Quarter Enter a fantastic holiday wonderland featuring S'more stations, hot chocolate, cider, and mulled wine, and the joyous sound of carolers. You can even climb the 35 ft. watchtower for a spectacular view of the holiday-sparkling city. Admission free, 6 pm, 33 St George Street, 599.2113 www.colonialquarter.com

thru Jan 4 Holly Jolly Trolley Nights of Lights Tour Explore St Augustine's famous Nights of Lights in the cozy comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolleys. New this year is a stop with complimentary admission to the Colonial Quarter by Candlelight where guests can stroll through two acres hidden in the heart of the historic district, while enjoying holiday music, festivities, and seasonal treats. Child-sized magical viewing glasses also available. Daily 6-8pm, Sunday thru Thurs $9, Fri/Sat $12, children $4. Departing from the Old Jail and from both Welcome Centers at 27 San Marco Ave and 1700 N. Ponce de Leon. 829.3800, www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine/holiday-tour.asp

thru Jan 5 Ripley’s Big Red Christmas Train Hop on board for an evening tour of the Nights of Lights! Your train ticket will include FREE magical viewing glasses. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy snow, family-friendly holiday movies on the big screen, marshmallow decorating, and a visit from Santa! Sun-Thurs 6 pm-8pm, Fri/Sat 6 pm -9 pm (no tours Dec 25). Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 19 San Marco Avenue, 824.1606, www.Ripleys.com/RedTrains

Dec 4 Luminary Night at St Augustine Lighthouse The grounds of the St Augustine Lighthouse will be outlined with luminaries from 6 - 9 p.m. Climb to the top of the Lighthouse to see the acclaimed Downtown Nights of Lights, enjoy holiday music and cider and visit with Santa! 81 Lighthouse Ave., St Augustine 829.0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Dec 5, 7, 10, 13, 17, 19, 21, 27, 28, 30 Candlelight Tour at Villa Zorayda The Villa is beautifully decorated for the holidays with a spectacular Christmas Tree decorated in red and gold. Candles are aglow throughout the museum as you experience by way of guided tour this historic former home. Refreshments available on some tours. Space limited, reservations recommended by calling 829.9887. Visit www.VillaZorayda.com for prices.

Dec 6-7 A Christmas Carol A Classic Theatre presents for your holiday pleasure 2 one-acts in a celebratory evening of theater - Act I opens the evening with Jason Woods in a shortened reprise of his original one-man version of the classic A Christmas Carol. Refreshments, surprise treats, and prize drawings during intermission. Act II presents will feature Ashley Carter with a reading of Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory. This gem of a holiday story is a warm autobiographical recollection of Capote's rural Alabama boyhood and has become a modern-day classic! 7:30 pm, $25 pp. The Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue, www.classictheatre.org

Dec 7 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Entertainment by Phil Bonanno. Dressing of the Palms Awards. 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Dec 7 Surf Illumination Light up your evenings when the St Augustine Beach Surf Illumination complements the seasonal lighting of A1A Beach Boulevard. The event includes the ceremonial lighting of the seasonal tree by the Mayor. Food and beverages are offered by local restaurants and many local arts and crafts vendors provide convenient shopping for the holiday season. Santa, musical performers and traditional carolers make it fun for all. 4-7 pm, 347.8007, www.thecivicassociation.org/surf_illunmination

Dec 7 Annual Christmas Parade Floats, marching bands, horses, Santa’s arrival. Parade starts at the Mission of Nombre de Dios; will continue downtown, and end behind the Visitors Center on Castillo Drive. Pictures with Santa in the Plaza. Parade at 10 am. 824.4997

Dec 7 39th Annual British Night Watch: Encampment and Grande Illumination The British Night Watch is an historic reenactment commemorating the British Period of St Augustine. The main feature of the event is the British Night Watch--a Grande Illumination Parade. Experience an encampment of British Troops, period Sutlers (vendors), and various historic persons at Francis Field. There will be a day full of activities, and at 7 pm, you’ll want to head to the West Garden of the Basilica Cathedral to get your candles (available by way of your donation); at 7:30 the Fife & Drum Corps concert will set the stage as you prepare to march behind the British Redcoats at 8 pm as they secure St Augustine (or you can just watch). The parade will conclude at Government House with muskets firing and volleys of joy and then caroling in the Plaza. Visit www.britishnightwatch.org for the full event schedule.

Dec 7 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Dec 8 45th Annual Garden Club Christmas Tour of Homes Annual tour showcases holiday decorations at a selection of St Augustine's most outstanding private homes. Enjoy a taste of St Augustine nostalgia in the colorful and natural floral decorations and arrangements designed and hand crafted by members of The Garden Club. Noon to 5 pm. Advance ticket purchase required, $20 pp. 797.0660, www.christmastourofhomes.com

Dec 9-11 Pioneer Barn Holiday Dinner Theatre Entertaining holiday show filled with music, dancing, and fine cuisine. Cocktails at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm, show at 7:30 pm. Call for reservations and ticket prices. 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, www.oldfloridamuseum.com

Dec 13 Sounds of the Season Presented by St Augustine Orchestra, the concert features selections from Messiah and The Nutcracker, along with competing "Sleigh Ride" pieces -- one by Mozart and the other by Leroy Anderson. 8 pm, $15, 25 Granada Street, www.staugustineorchestra.org

Dec 13 - Jan 5 The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays This Ken Ludwig comedy / mystery takes the audience to December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous. The mystery and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. www.limelight-theatre.org

Dec 14 Regatta of Lights Hosted by the St Augustine Yacht Club, this annual holiday parade of boats lights up Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos. Avenida Menendez, 6 pm.

Dec 14-15 20th Annual Holiday B&B Tour 2 Days, 25 Inns, 25 Restaurants, $25! Join the fun on this year’s tour as each inn presents their version of Christmas Around The World. 1-5 pm both days. Advance ticket purchase required at www.staugustinebandbtour.com

Dec 14-15 St Augustine Community Chorus Presents “Celtic Christmas Celebration” to include selections from Handel’s Messiah. Saturday 8 pm / Sunday2 pm. Tickets $20 prepaid, $25 at the door. Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, 794.5327 www.StAugustineCommunityChorus.org

Dec 15 Breakfast with Santa This buffet-style breakfast includes a special Flagler College ornament per family, photo opportunities, and a visit from Santa. 9-11 am, $20 pp 13 and older, $10 ages 2 to 12. Seating limited, booster seats not available. 823.3378, http://legacy.flagler.edu

Dec 15 Holiday Solarium Tea View the newly restored Hotel Ponce de Leon’s Solarium also known as 400 Rotunda. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon), a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets and receive a special Flagler College ornament. 3 pm, $40 pp. reservations required, 74 King Street, 823.3378, https:legacy.flagler.edu

Dec 17-18 Emma Concert Series – Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Join the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and EMMA in one of St Augustine’s most beloved holiday traditions! Enjoy holiday favorites performed by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and a featured vocalist as they delight audiences with their celebration of the yuletide season! 7:30 pm, $35, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Dec 21 Navidad en el Viejo San Agustin / Christmas in Old St Augustine Living historians in period garb representing 16th century St Augustine; a colonial, Spanish Christmas procession; colonial Spanish musical entertainment; a 16th-century, Spanish Christmas play; colonial Spanish holiday treat samples; and a traditional Spanish Nativity scene, all presented by torch and candlelight on the grounds of historic Mission of Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche. 6-9 pm at Mission Nombre de Dios on San Marco Avenue. Free parking, 877.352.4478, www.FloridaLivingHistory.org, www.MissionAndShrine.org

Dec 21-22 St Augustine Ballet Presents The Nutcracker Special guest artists from the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets $25/$30 at www.saintaugustineballet.com. Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street.

Dec 28-29 Old Town Arts & Crafts Show Juried art and craft shows featuring everything from exquisite jewelry to funky and functional pottery, abstract sculpture to glistening glass, hand-woven fashions to stunning photography, and extraordinary paintings to wonderful wood carvings. Admission free, 10 am - 5 pm, Francis Field, 25 W. Castillo Drive, www.holidayartshows.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dec 30-31 Annual New Year’s Eve Beach Blast Off Chili-Cook Off, ice sculpting, live local musicians, dance talent, Beer & Wine Zone, Kids Zone, food vendors, clowns, face painting, pony rides, and more. 4-10 pm, fireworks display synchronized with music at 8:30 pm, after-party 9-10 pm. St Augustine Beach Pier, www.BeachBlastOff.com

Dec 31 Flagler College New Year’s Eve Gala Ring in the New Year and celebrate 125 years of the Hotel Ponce de Leon with an evening of historic elegance--dining and dancing the night away. Experience the magic of the Gilded Age amid an architectural wonder where presidents stayed and innovators played. Flagler College's New Year’s Eve Gala takes place in the Ponce de Leon Dining Hall, built in 1888 as part of the Gilded Age gem Hotel Ponce de Leon. The opulent setting is ringed with glass windows, golden chandeliers, wall sconces, all designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Muralist George W. Maynard adorned the dining hall ceiling and walls with beautiful murals to complement Tiffany's designs. Guests enter through the magnificent 80-foot-tall Rotunda, which is adorned with gold-leaf murals, hand-carved caryatids and intricate mosaic African tile. Black tie or Great Gatsby Attire, 8 pm to 1 am, $200 pp (includes cocktail hour, plated dinner, dessert buffet, open bar, champagne toast at midnight), 74 King Street, www.flagler.edu/our-community/events/nye_ball/index.html

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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NOVEMBER 2013

“Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils”.
Cyril Connolly (English intellectual, literary critic, writer)

Nights of Lights 2013 festivities commence on November 23
with the lighting of the tree. Refer to www.nightsoflights.com for those activities.


St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com

Nov 2, Bare Naked Ladies, $39.50-$9.50, gate 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Nov 8, Passion Pit, $33-$42.50, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
Nov 9, Justin Moore, $24.50-$50, gate 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
Nov 15, The Avett Brothers, $37-$47, gate 6:45 pm / show 8 pm
Nov 16, O.A.R. with Crisis Cab, $32.50-$35, gate 5 pm / show 6:30 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Nov 8, Cat Power with Nico Turner, $30, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Nov 10, Florida Chamber Music Project Presents Beethoven, $25, doors 2 pm / show 3 pm

Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “Check Please” in the upstairs dining room at 102 San Marco Avenue. “Check Please” follows a hilarious series of blind dates that couldn’t get worse (until they do). $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Saturdays Improv Sketch Comedy The Picolata Players take the stage under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter’s outdoor theatre. $10 adults, $5 ages 5 to 15, 33 St. George Street, 599.2113, www.colonialquarter.com

thru Nov 24 Bad Seed The Limelight Theatre presents the drama/mystery thriller, Bad Seed. On the surface Rhoda Penmark is sweet, charming, and admired by her elders. But things take a dark turn when one of Rhoda's rival schoolmates mysteriously drowns at a picnic. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Nov 1 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Nov 2 Ancient City Auto Club 29th Annual Auto Show Registration 8 to 11 am; awards at 3 pm. Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, 207 N San Marco Ave, www.local.aaca.org/ancientcity/

Nov 2 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club, DJ music, and more! 2 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Nov 3 Great Chowder Debate Local restaurants compete for top honors in this tasty fundraiser for Shriners Children's Hospitals. Tastes are $1 each and winners will be selected in New England, Minorcan, conch ad/or seafood categories. Good Food, Good Fun for a Great Cause! Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort, 57 Comares Avenue, 12:30 - 4 pm, 829.8646, conch-house.com

Nov 7 Wine Tasting & Casino Night This fundraiser at San Sebastian Winery will benefit the nonprofit organization Healing the Children. Live music, hors d'oeuvres, Black Jack, Texas Hold'em and more. 6-9 pm, 157 King Street, www.htcflorida.org

Nov 8-10 5th Annual Pirate Gathering Historic exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade, a pirate land battle, Drop Anchor Tavern, Historic Pub Crawl, a Buccaneer Bash Ball on Saturday from 5-11 pm, and the Thieves Market! Sounds like fun? It is! Francis Field on West Castillo Drive. For details, visit www.PirateGathering.com

November 9-11 / Veterans Appreciation Weekend
- Castillo de San Marcos - free admission for veterans, 1 South Castillo Drive
- World Golf Village Hall of Fame - Free Admission for Veterans and Scavenger Hunt for All
- Veterans Council of St. Johns County and Florida Guard Ceremony at Francis Field 11 am
- Memorial/Observance at Lakeside Park Veterans’ Memorial 2200 A1A South, 3 to 5 pm

Nov 9 Emma Concert Series – New Directions Veterans Choir with Director George Hill The New Directions Veterans Choir is an award winning a cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the United States Military. Another element they have in common: following their service to our country, they became homeless. The New Directions facility gave them new hope and direction. The choir recently performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and has been featured on the NBC Nightly News and E! Entertainment TV. “Through singing,” says director George Hill, “we let veterans who are suffering know that there is hope.” In honor of their service to our country, we have special pricing for veterans for this concert -- $5 each (veterans only); nonveterans $30, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Nov 10 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local band Lonesome Bert and The Skinny Lizards, 4 to 6 pm, Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org

Nov 10 Hansel & Gretel: A Fairy Tale Opera First Coast Opera presents this piece by 19th-century composer Engelbert Humperdinck. The idea for the opera was proposed to Humperdinck by his sister, who approached him about writing music for songs that she had written for her children for Christmas based on "Hansel and Gretel". After several revisions, the musical sketches and the songs were turned into a full-scale opera. 4 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, 417.5555, www.firstcoastopera.com

Nov 10 2nd Annual Old City Music Fest Morgan Frazier, Angie Johnson, Bush Hawg, John Anderson, Uncle Kracker, and Kansas! Parking and flea market open 8 am; festival gates open 1:30 pm; music at 3 pm. Tickets $25 general admission (bring your own chair or blanket); $77.99 VIP tickets (seating, specialty concessions, covered bar area); $10 military (active and veterans, show ID at gate), www.facebook.com/oldcitymusicfest

Nov 15 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Nov 16 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

Nov 16-17 Arts & Crafts Festival Live music, great food. Admission is free. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. St Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, 352.344.0657.

Nov 17 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, 5 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Nov 21 The Hunger Games at IMAX Catch the original 2012 at 5 pm, followed by the premiere of Catching Fire at 8 pm and 11 pm. Visit worldgolfimax.com for ticket prices or call 940.4133. World Golf Hall of Fame 3D IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place.

Nov 23 Colonial Autumn in Spanish Florida Fort Mose Historic State Park will sponsor this wonderful event that will depict Fall harvest time. The families living at Fort Mose grew vegetables (pumpkins, squash, gourdes, beans, lentils, corn). They planted fruit trees like sweet and sour oranges, lemons, figs, and persimmons. Florida Living History’s Los Companeros de la Cocina demonstrates in the chosa how some of these local products were prepared and cooked in 18th century Spanish Florida. At 11am (and 1 pm), Annie Francis, independent scholar, will present her research findings from original sources in the Archives of the Indies on foods commonly consumed in Colonial Spanish Florida along with original recipes. She will take visitors on a walking tour through the farmers market and the chosa, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about these traditional products and their preparations. Visitors will have a chance to sample some of these traditional foods, receive recipes, and purchase vegetables and fruits for the celebration of their own Thanksgiving the following week. 11 to 3 pm, Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823.2232, www.floridastateparks/fortmose

Nov 30 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), 823.9263. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics!

Nov 30 & Dec 1 48th Annual St. Augustine Fine Art & Craft Festival A Thanksgiving tradition in the nation's oldest city, this popular outdoor art fair draws the finest artists and craftsmen from across the region. Live music, children's activities, art demos, food trucks and libations combine to create a memorable start to the holiday shopping season. Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4:30 pm, Francis Field on West Castillo Drive, 824.2310, www.staugustineartfestival.com

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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Photo courtesy of Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
See listing below about Butterfield's Dreamer's Dreams exhibition this month!

Things To Do In St Augustine FL
October 2013

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com
Oct 3, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, $40-$80, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Oct 5, The Black Crowes, $33.50-$45, gates 6:30 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 18, The Lumineers with Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Ratcliff, $27.50-$45, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:45 pm
Oct 19, Folio Weekly’s Oktoberfest 2013, $20-$35, VIP gates 5 pm / general admission 6 pm
Oct 26, John Fogerty, $39.50-$79.50, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com  
Oct 4, City and Colour with The Paper Kites, $32/$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 25, Neko Case, $35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 29, Asleep at the Wheel, $37.50-$47.50, doors 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm

Sundays Raintree Restaurant Dinner Theatre Presents “Check Please” in the upstairs dining room at 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Fridays/Saturdays Spooky Stories at “The Worth Mansion” (aka O.C. White’s Restaurant) Some say Ms. Worth still haunts the building to this day. Take a picture in front of our internationally photographed haunted stairs and try to catch an Orb like many ghost hunters have before. Enjoy a festive Halloween Cocktail or an after dinner dessert while listening to spooky stories about this haunted restaurant. Free admission, free parking (in OC White’s parking lot on Marine Street), 9:30 pm, 118 Avenida Menendez, 824.0808, www.ocwhitesrestaurant.com

Fridays/Saturdays AND HALLOWEEN NIGHT Zombieville – Terror Under the Big Top Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! invites you to the most terrifying show on Earth! The zombie apocalypse has hit the big top and each guest will contribute to saving the circus! This live action paintball shooting gallery will turn each guest into a zombie hunter (zombies will not be shooting back). $9.99 PP (includes 2 cartridges, additional cartridges $1 each), 8-10 pm, Old Sugar Mill Station, 254 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru Oct 13 SpamALot Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Oct 2-29 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery presents “Dreamer’s Dreams” With common purpose, three artists have come together for the opportunity to share their individual feelings, ideas, perceptions and 'Dreamer's Dreams' toward giving a better understanding as to why they do what they do. Artists: Peter Cerreta, Painter & Sculptor; Marilyn Leverton, Sculptor; and Fay Samimi, Sculptor. Opening Reception Friday Oct 4, 5-9 pm. Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Oct 4-6 President’s Cup Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame will celebrate the 2013 Presidents Cup with activities including a special scavenger hunt, a photo opportunity with the Hall’s President’s Cup trophy and more. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Oct 4 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Oct 5 Datil Pepper Cook-off Festival at Home & Garden Show The history of the datil pepper is steeped in mystery and legend. The Datil Pepper Festival is a celebration of culture, tradition, flavor, and heat. St. Augustine has long been the center of datil pepper cultivation and production. For hundreds of years, descendants of Minorcan immigrants have been using the Datil Pepper as flavoring and even medicine. The Festival invites you to experience the fire and the flavor of this unique species of Capsicum chinense for yourself and your family. Prizes to participating chefs. Admission is free, tasting tickets are available at the event. 11 am, St. Johns County Agriculture Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive, 209.0430, www.datilpepperfestival.com

Oct 5 Sunset Celebration Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Showtime USA. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Oct 5 Emma Concert Series – Alexander Kobrin - Pianist and Van Cliburn Gold Medal Winner "Van Cliburn of today,” putting him in the front row of musicians of his generation, Kobrin was born in 1980 in Moscow. The internationally acclaimed artist began playing the piano at the age of 5 and in the same year was enrolled in the famous Gnessin’s Special School of Music. After completing his studies there, he went on to further his skills at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since receiving the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Twelfth Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2005, Mr. Kobrin has solidified his reputation with an outstanding tour of the United States. $30, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Oct 6 Middle Passage Commemoration Ceremony Meet on the north lawn of Castillo de San Marcos as part of a nationwide initiative to celebrate the Middle Passage project. This 90-minute event will feature dancers and drummers; a Native American site cleansing and blessing; ancestral libation; a youth-oriented flowers-into-the-water tribute; a historical statement; and remembrance prayers by various faith groups. Noon, 1 South Castillo Drive. Contact Ann Chin at middlepassagemarkers@gmail.com or visit www.middlepassageproject.org

Oct 10 Flavors of the Historic Coast Top Chef Cook-off Sample a taste of the tantalizing creations offered by many area restaurants at this popular event. The year’s entertainment is an iron-chef style of cook-off among Flavors chefs before a panel of local celebrity judges who will select the Best of the Best. 6 to 9 pm. Admission $30 pp. Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com

Oct 11-13 Annual St Augustine Greek Festival celebrates all things Greek--food, dancing, music, heritage, outdoor marketplace, Kids Center with carnival rides and games and other children's activities. Francis Field at US 1 and West Castillo Drive (next to the parking garage) $3 adults, active-duty military and children 12 and under free. www.stauggreekfest.com

Oct 12-14 Fort Mose and Viva Florida 500 present The African Market at Fort Mose, featuring entertainment, food, and African goods for sale. West African drummers, dancers, and gospel concert. 9 am to 9 pm, Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, 823.2232, www.floridastateparks/fortmose

Oct 12-31 Victorian Holiday at Villa Zorayda Museum Built in 1883, visitors will see period decorations from the late 1800s to early 1900s along with the more traditional Halloween decorations. See the ghost of Franklin Smith, architect and builder of the house, as he writes a letter to his beloved wife, Laura. All Treats no Tricks for this tour. Regular admission prices apply. State of the art audio guided tours are included with admission and are available in English, Spanish, and French. Monday thru Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (last tour at 4:30 pm), Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. $10 adults, $4 kids. 83 King Street, 829.9887. www.villazorayda.com

Oct 13 Free Live Music at St Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Bring a picnic and enjoy free music by local artists Jim and Rachel Carrick. 4 to 6 pm. Lakeside Park, 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, 824.4493, www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org

Oct 18 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, 6:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Oct 18 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Oct 19 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

Oct 19 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html

Oct 19 Halla Galla: Neo-Victorian Reverie Festivities will begin with cocktail hour at 6:30 pm on the third floor of the Lightner Museum. Ticket price includes open bar, gourmet dinner by Black Molly and desserts by Luli’s, silent and live auctions, charitable gambling, and live music. $150 pp, 75 King Street, www.hallagalla.com

Oct 21-26 St. Augustine Spanish Wine & Food Festival Celebrate authentic Spanish food, fun, and incredible bargains. Special week-long events will include a Fresh Starts in Culinary Arts luncheon; Blessing of the Wines and Batalla at the Cathedral Basilica and Marina Green; Restaurant tastings at Raintree, The Tasting Room, Rhett’s Piano Bar, and Black Fly; Cava Reception and Dinner at River House; and the Grand Tasting at the Visitors Center. Some events are free, some are not. Visit www.StAugustineSpanishWineFestival.com event details, times, locations, and prices!

Oct 24 Artbreaker’s Annual BraTini Fundraiser This event features a live auction of creatively decorated bras modeled by local male community leaders which are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Combined with signature martinis, hors d'oeuvres and good friends, it's a night you won't soon forget! 8-9 pm, Serenata Beach Club, 3175 S Ponte Vedra Blvd. www.artbreakers.org

Oct 25-27 Maritime Heritage Festival The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park hosts this Viva Florida 500 festival including live entertainment, the quick and dirty boat building competition, book signings, kid zone, old city maritime bar tending challenge, beer and wine tent, and more. 8 am to 5 pm. Adults $12; seniors (60+) $11; children 6-12 $8, 5 and under and St. John's County residents free. VIP Reception Friday night $45. Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Avenue, 829.3168, www.fountainofyouthflorida.com

Oct 25 & 27 St. Augustine Orchestra Presents “It’s About Time” Under the direction of William McNeiland the Orchestra will present movements of Haydn’s “Clock Symphony” and the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony (dedicated to Johann Maetzel, inventor of the metronome). The concert will conclude with music by John Williams from the film “Star Wars”. Friday Oct 25, 8 pm, $15 Lightner Museum, 25 Granada; Sunday Oct 27, 3 pm, $10, Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive Ponte Vedra, www.staugustineorchestra.org

Oct 25-31 Creatures of the Night at the Alligator Farm Candy, creepy creature experience, animal trading cards and a great time are just some of the special treats awaiting young ghosts and goblins at this popular annual event. Plus, there will be an alligator feeding show, a drawing for annual passes, costumed animal keepers, and a chance to wander the wild walkways! Daily 5:30 to 7 pm. Adults $9 / children $7, 999 Anastasia Boulevard, 824.3337, www.alligatorfarm.com

Oct 26 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), 823.9263. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics!

Oct 26 Oddtoberfest Kickoff Party Entertainment, prizes, contests. Ghost Train Adventure tours, Ripley’s Haunted Castle tours, free showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 11:30 PM for anyone who purchases a Ghost Train ticket for that night. Encourage guests to bring a chair or blanket for the movie. 8 pm, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 19 San Marco Avenue, ripleys.com/staugustine

Oct 27 Oddtoberfest Ripley’s presents this family-friendly festival. “Beebs and Her Money Makers,” just back from the Warped Tour will perform. Photos with Trina the Mermaid, a Potions bar, the Trick or Treat Train; bounce house, costume contest, howl-at-the-moon contest, pumpkin painting, lots of games, prizes, and much, much more! Free admission, tickets for activities $1 each or wristband for unlimited play and activities $12 per person. 2 pm - 6 pm, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, 19 San Marco Avenue, ripleys.com/staugustine

Oct 26-27 Fiesta de Aviles Its time again for everyone’s favorite annual St. Augustine street festival on Aviles Street, to include live music, costumes, art exhibits, and our own very special version of the Running of the Bulls down Aviles Street (Saturday at 3 pm). Saturday 11 am to 8 pm; Sangria Sunday noon to 5 (Sangria to begin flowing at 2 pm). Admission is free! Stay tuned to Facebook ThingsToDoInStAug for event details!

Oct 31 Frankly My Dear, I DO Give a Damn! Scarlett O’Hara’s will once again host its annual Halloween Bash. Live music and drink specials throughout the night. Prize give-aways at 8 pm, 10 pm, and midnight! 70 Hypolita Street, www.scarlettoharas.net

Oct 31 - Nov 3 Lighthouse Haunted History Tour Listen to the all-ghosts-no gimmicks true stories of paranormal experiences on the grounds of the St. Augustine Lighthouse before your guide releases you into the night with only a glow-stick to guide your way. Reservations required, $25 ($20 for members). 81 Lighthouse Ave., 829.0745, www.staugustinelighthouse.org

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL in September 2013
Sunday, September 22 - First Day of Autumn!
“Autumn's the mellow time.” William Allingham, Irish Poet

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
SEPTEMBER ENDS THE SEASON!
Sep 4, Jazz by ET Swing (appetizers by Design Catering Co.)
Sep 11, R/R by Top Secret Band (appetizers by Antonio’s Pizza)
Sep 18, Class R/R by Beach St. A Go-Go (appetizers by Café 11)
Sep 25, Dixie Land by Navy Dixie Land Jazz (appetizers by Sunset Grille)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com 
Sep 8, Steely Dan, $52.50-$99.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Sep 22, The Good Vibes Summer Tour, $30.50-$33, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Oct 3, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck, $40-$80, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Oct 5, The Black Crowes, $33.50-$45, gates 6:30 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 18, The Lumineers with Dr. Dog & Nathaniel Ratcliff, $27.50-$45, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:45 pm
Oct 26, John Fogerty, $39.50-$79.50, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Sep 26, Colin Hay, $29.50-$39.50, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 4, City and Colour with The Paper Kites, $32/$35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 25, Neko Case, $35, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm
Oct 29, Asleep at the Wheel, $37.50-$47.50, doors 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, www.staugustinegovernment.com
LAST CONCERT OF THE SEASON
Sep 2, The St. Augustine Jazz Society (1 pm).
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru Sep 2 Patriot Golf Days at the Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame is joining with the PGA of America in support of the seventh annual Patriot Golf Days, which benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Sep 6 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Sep 6-30 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery presents “Three’s Company” by Mary Jane Amato (quilt art), Amy Dove (fiber art), and Jan Miller (gourd art). Plenty of complimentary parking in front and back of the building! Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Sep 7 Founder’s Day Celebrate the landing of Pedro Menendez de Aviles and the founding of the original settlement of San Agustin on the grounds of the Fountain of Youth Park! Sixteenth century demonstrations all day, 9 to 5 pm; 1500s era artillery firing all day long on the hour starting at 1 pm. Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Avenue, www.FountainOfYouthFlorida.com

Sep 7 Sunset Celebration at Vilano Beach Vendors, music, entertainment, and the incredible sunset. Strolling encouraged, especially by dog walkers. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Serenata Beach raffle ticket drawing (first prize $6000 value, second prize valued at $500, third prize valued at $33. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Sep 8 New Statue of Mary To Be Blessed For Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine The Most Reverend Felipe J. Estevez, Bishop of St. Augustine, will bless a new statue honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday, September 8 during the 9:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. 9 am, 38 Cathedral Place, www.thefirstparish.org

Sep 12 Sunset Rock Benefit Concert St. Augustine’s Artbreakers and the National Kidney Foundation’s Direct Paid Aid will host a \ benefit concert, featuring a locals lineup to include Falling Bones, The Davita Allstars Blues Band (featuring singers from The Voice and American Idol), and Terry Sylvester (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Member) singing the Hollies Hits. Food, beer & wine will be available for purchase, coolers are not allowed. Merchandise tent with items for sale as well as great raffle prizes. Shuttles will run from Pope Road Shopping Center. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a fantastic evening! 5:30-10 pm, free admission, St. Augustine Beach Pier Park, www.artbreakers.org

Sep 12 - Oct 13 (preview Sep 10) SpamALot Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org

Sep 13-14 Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour This long-awaited 2-day musical celebration will take place at Francis Field. Friday’s musical lineup includes Edward Sharpe and The MagneticZeros; The Walkmen; Thao & The Get Down Stay Down; and Willy Mason. Saturday’s lineup will include Yacht Club DJs, Mumford & Sons, fun., The Vaccines, Justin Townes Earle, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins, and Bear’s Den. For parking and event details, visit http://staugustine-450.com/gotr/

Sep 15 Ponte Vedra Auto Show America’s Porsche Authority, Brumos Porsche, presents the Ponte Vedra Auto Show, featuring 160 collectors’ cars, all competing to capture one of the prestigious 26 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. 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 and in celebration of this milestone; Brumos will present the Brumos 50th Anniversary 911 Award to the Porsche 911 which best embodies the iconic spirit. Spectator admission is FREE; general parking is $5 per car. Local Food Trucks and the TPC Clubhouse will serve snacks and lunch throughout the show. 10am-4pm, TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way, http://brumosporsche.com/2013-Ponte-Vedra-Auto-Show/7014/news.php

Sep 19 Talk Like A Pirate Day Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day at the Pirate Museum’s courtyard overlooking the Castillo de San Marcos, featuring live pirate music by Dirty James and Magpie Maggie; storytelling and magic by William Mayhem, the Pirate Magician of St. Augustine; artistic pirate ballooning with balloon buccaneers; and pirate games like rat in the hole, pirate boat race, and a treasure hunt. 5 -8 pm, kids 5-12 $6.00, adults $12.99, Pirate Museum Courtyard, www.thepiratemuseum.com

Sep 19 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, 7 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Sep 20 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Sep 21 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

Sep 21 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.conch-house.com/fullmoon.html

Sep 24 A Dark & Stormy Night III: Theater of the Mind. All new scary tales as told by The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine. 7:30 pm, $10 pp, Limelight Studio Theatre, Old Mission Avenue, http://taletellers.org

Sep 24 Emma Concert Series – Paul Whiteman’s Historic 1924 Concert The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue On February 12, 1924, a well-known band leader, Paul Whiteman, created a concert of jazz pieces popular at the time and, simultaneously, introduced the first classical composition by the up and coming George Gershwin. So it was that the premiere of A Rhapsody in Blue was first heard in its original arrangement for jazz orchestra with George Gershwin on the piano. In 1984 Maestro Maurice Peress, a specialist in what he terms “the golden Age of America’s vernacular inspired music,” took it upon himself to painstakingly recreate the historic Aeolian Hall Concert of 1924, which will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in February 2014. $40, 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

Sep 26-28 Florida Heritage Book Festival & Writers Conference Heading into its 6th year, St. Augustine’s Florida Heritage Book Festival is looking forward to even more one-of-a-kind literary events that only our nation’s first city can offer. Best-sellers, writers’ workshops, authors in schools and Literary Legends are just some of the favorites of this preeminent event. Saturday’s book festival will take place at Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla Street, 9 to 5 pm, with complimentary parking shuttle from the parking garage, www.fhbookfest.com

Sep 28 Smithsonian Museum Day at World Golf Hall of Fame Receive free admission (one person plus a guest) to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and Lightner Museum as part of Smithsonian Museum Day. Visitors must print their tickets in advance from the Smithsonian Museum Day website at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday

Sep 28 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), 823.9263 (Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics!)

Sep 29 Emma Concert Series – Prima Trio: Piano, Violin, & Clarinet The Prima Trio was founded in 2004 while its members were studying at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. The three friends joined forces creating the Prima Trio, which triumphed at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize as well as the Gold Medal in the Senior Division. The trio’s members are committed to excellence in music as well as to developing their artistry to best convey the music from the composers’ points of view. In recent seasons they have appeared at the ‘Young Elite’ series of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and the Oakton Chamber Music Series. $25, 2 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street,www. EmmaConcerts.com

Sep 29 Small-Weddings Expo & Vintage Dresses Fashion Show Casa de Solana B&B, WYRE 105.5, The Way We Were, and VIP Entertainment invite you to enjoy an afternoon full of fun, food, fashion, and prize giveaways (valued from $25 to $1300). Visit www.casadesolana.com or call 904.347.6569 for details.

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL August 2013
The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer ...
[Natalie Babbit, Tuck Everlasting]

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
Aug 7, Classic R/R by Mid-Life Crisis (appetizers by Sea Oats Café)
Aug 14, Beach Music by Jimmy Parrish & The Ocean Waves (appetizers by FA Café)
Aug 21, R/R by Smokin’ Mirrors (appetizers by Ripe Bistro)
Aug 28, Southern Blues by Big Lonesome (appetizers by Gypsy Cab)
Sep 4, Jazz by ET Swing (appetizers by Design Catering Co.)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphitheatre.com  
Aug 9, Alabama, $29.50-$110, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
Aug 10, 3rd Annual Back2School Beach Fest, FREE, show 6 pm
Aug 16, Victoria Justice, $37.50-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Aug 22, Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere with Tribal Seeds, $37.50, gates 4:30 pm / show 5:30 pm
Aug 23, Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Guitar Raffle Auction, FREE, 4 pm
Sep 8, Steely Dan, $52.50-$99.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
FREE MOVIES AT THE AMPHITHEATRE! Gates 7 pm / Movie 8 pm
Aug 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Aug 23, Oz: The Great and Powerful

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Aug 10, 2nd Annual Clean Water Music Fest (make donation to Charity Water to receive a ticket), 1 pm–11 pm

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/sites/concerts-plaza/  
Aug 1, Rob Ellis Peck & Friends 
Aug 8, Ancient City Slickers 
Aug 15, The Grapes of Roth 
Aug 22, Morris Duenow 
Sep 2, The St. Augustine Jazz Society (1 pm)
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Fridays/Saturdays Music Mystery Magic Comedy Join both locals and tourists at the Colonial Quarter’s lantern-lit amphitheatre under the trees for the Colonial Crew Revue, a lively, fun-loving and historic variety show for the whole family as presented by the Picolata Players! When Don Ramon Bellagrande and his troupe of traveling performers take the stage with Mayhem de Magnifico's magic all around, you never know what to expect. Get ready to clap your hands, sing along, raise a glass and become a part of history at Colonial Quarter. Nibble and nosh on unlimited sangria, wine and draft beer, complimentary for guests 21 years and older (with proper ID), as well as savory snacks. Just one more of those fun things to do in St Augustine FL! Adults $29.99; ages 5 to 12 $14.99; ages 4 and under FREE (purchase at Colonial Quarter Gift Shop or call 888. 991.0933. 33 St. George Street, www.colonialquarter.com

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
thru Aug 4, The Last Romance, a romantic comedy by Joe Dipietro. Two strangers in their golden years meet on their daily visits to the dog park. Their playful banter leads them to common ground, and a charming relationship develops. Bonding over distant dreams and the fear of ending up alone, they make plans to take their romance out into the real world.

thru Aug 11 Picasso Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com

thru Aug 16 Free Movies By The Bay Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina Present FREE Movies by the Bay. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be for sale at the mini golf ticket outlet. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the marina green space adjacent to Bayfront Mini Golf course. Schedule subject to change due to inclement weather or special events, so for a complete schedule of the free movies and any changes, please visit facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
Aug 2 – On Golden Pond
Aug 7 – The Great Outdoors
Aug 9 – Fried Green Tomatoes
Aug 14 – Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Aug 16- Singing In The Rain

Aug 2 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Aug 2 thru Sep 3 Annual Garage Sale Butterfield Garage Art Gallery will hold its super-popular Garage Sale where you’ll find works by Butterfield artists at very reasonable prices. The artists clean out their studios and bring in older works, experimental pieces, sometimes a slightly damaged frame … you get the idea. It is a time when you can get an original work of art at a very special price. All 35 of the artists at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery are quite accomplished in their media of choice and boast impressive backgrounds, so this is a terrific opportunity to collect a work of art from an artist you admire or acquire a new admiration! Plenty of complimentary parking in front and back of the building! Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Aug 3 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Salt Driven Ride. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Aug 4 and 18 Murder In The Olde City Dinner Theatre Set in 1880s St Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining and interactive "you are there" style of staging, where the audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story. Told with a seamless blend of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience also serves as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. Raintree Restaurant, upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Aug 8-11 PGA Championship Week at the World Golf Hall of Fame There's no better time to visit the Hall than during PGA Championship Week! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are PGA Champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame with a chance to win a special prize pack of tournament merchandise courtesy of the PGA of America. Special photo opportunity with the Hall's Wanamaker Trophy in Shell Hall Thursday through Sunday. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week during business hours. All residents of the Illinois and PGA Professionals receive free admission with ID. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Aug 16 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Aug 17 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

Aug 20 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, 7:15-8:45 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Aug 24 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.facebook.com/conchhouse

Aug 23, 24, 25 Dinner Theatre - The Belle of Amherst A one-woman play based on the writings of Emily Dickinson. Starring Sinda Nichols in her masterful performance. Directed by Ron Kurtz. Raintree Restaurant upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Aug 24 Second Seminole War Commemoration Activities will begin on the parade field in front of the Barracks and then move down to the pyramids in the cemetery for the ceremony. This is to honor the memory of those soldiers who died during this conflict and whose bones were collected and reinterred beneath the pyramids. Hosted by the West Point Society in partnership with the Florida National Guard and the Veterans Council of St. Johns County. National Cemetery just south of the St. Francis Barracks.

Aug 25 Free Entrance Day at the Fort Though its construction started in 1672 the Castillo de San Marcos’ history embodies the struggle and contest of the entire colonial era as well as the foundations of American identity. The monument itself consists of 20.5 acres and includes a reconstructed section of the walled defense line surrounding the city of St. Augustine incorporating the original city gate. The Castillo de San Marcos' architecture and detail are distinctive and unique. It is the oldest masonry and only extant 17th century fort in North America. As such it is an excellent example of the "bastion system" of fortification. Regularly $7 pp (ages 16 and above). Hours 8:45 am to 5 pm. The Castillo is located on A1A / San Marco Avenue just north of the Bridge of Lions in downtown St. Augustine. www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

Aug 25 Poetry At The Gallery Ancient City Poets celebrate their fourth anniversary with a poetry writing workshop from 1:30-2:30 pm and a community open mic poetry reading. Workshop $10 in advance, $12 at the door; donations at the door for the open mic. Gallery Café, 1974 US-1 in the Staples Plaza, www.bodor.org

Aug 30 – Sep 2 Patriot Golf Days at the Hall of Fame The World Golf Hall of Fame is joining with the PGA of America in support of the seventh annual Patriot Golf Days, which benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Aug 31 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. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics! 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL July 2013
Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
[Albert Einstein]

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- Jul 3, Classic R/R by The Falling Bones (appetizers by Purple Olive)
- Jul 10, Southern Rock by Restless Kind (appetizers by Panama Hatties)
- Jul 17, R/R by Grapes of Roth (appetizers by Gas Full Service)
- Jul 24, Reggae by Bush Doctors (appetizers by Raintree Restaurant)
- Jul 31, Classic R/R by Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (appetizers by Zaharia’s Restaurant)
- Aug 7, Classic R/R by Mid-Life Crisis (appetizers by Sea Oats Café)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphithreatre.com
Jul 6, Summer Break Tour: Big Time Rush, $29-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Jul 20, Sublime with Rome, $28.50-$49.50, gates 5 pm / show 6 pm
Jul 26, The Monkees, $39.50-$79.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 8 pm
Aug 9, Alabama, $29.50-$110, gates 5:30 pm / show 7 pm
FREE MOVIES AT THE AMPHITHEATRE! Gates 7 pm / Movie 8 pm
Jul 12, Rise of the Guardians
Aug 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
Jul 2, The Big Lebowski, $5, doors 6:30 / show 7:30 pm
Jul 24, Toad The Wet Sprocket, $25-$30, doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Jul 25, The Psychedelic Furs, $28.50-$32, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Sundays Murder In The Olde City Dinner Theatre Set in 1880s St Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining and interactive "you are there" style of staging, where the audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story. Told with a seamless blend of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience also serves as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. Raintree Restaurant, upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, www.staugustinegovernment.com
Jul 4, The All-Star Orchestra (6 pm) with fireworks to follow at 9:30 pm; Jul 11, The Falling Bones; Jul 18, The Mike Hart Band; Jul 25, The Company; Aug 1, Rob Ellis Peck & Friends. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

thru Jul 8 Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico, Destination St. Augustine! In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL. El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 7 pm daily (ticket office closes at 6:30 pm), $15 pp. Learn more at showclix.com/event/3754484

thru Aug 11 Picasso Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com

thru Aug 16 Free Movies By The Bay Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina Present FREE Movies by the Bay. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be for sale at the mini golf ticket outlet. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the marina green space adjacent to Bayfront Mini Golf course. Schedule subject to change due to inclement weather or special events, so for a complete schedule of the free movies and any changes, please visit facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys Jul 3 – The Sandlot ; Jul 5 - From Here to Eternity; Jul 10 - The Never Ending Story; Jul 12 NO MOVIE; Jul 17 – Blank Check; Jul 19 – Driving Miss Daisy; Jul 24 – Hook; Jul 26 – The Princess Bride; Jul 31 – Despicable Me

Jul 2-31 Imprints of Light: A Selection of Fine Art Prints Reflecting Saint Augustine, Our American Community This Tom Tibbitts exhibit features photography and that medium of light that which composes light’s imprint to art. The prints convey unique and captivating views reflecting St. Augustine. Meet the artist July 5 from 5 to 9 pm. Daily exhibit 11 am to 5 pm. Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, www.ButterfieldGarage.com

Jul 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Jul 5 Book Signing and Writing Tips Jacksonville Beach thriller writer Ron P. Whittington will be in the courtyard at Casa de Solana B&B to autographs his books and provide marketing and writing tips to potential and published authors who stop by. He’ll also be offering a special Art Walk price to buyers of both his first Parker Glynn thriller, Second Strike, and the sequel Doppelganged. Chase Rideman will be providing the acoustic guitar musical backdrop for the event, and if you pop inside the bed and breakfast, you’ll find some sweet treats created by Chef Amelia and Solana’s famous Sangria. 6 to 8 pm, 21 Aviles Street, www.casadesolana.com.

Jul 5 Wearable Art! Plum Gallery, 9 Aviles Street, 5 to 9 pm, www.plumartallery.com

Jul 6 Anniversary Party Celebrate Plum Gallery’s third anniversary party, featuring Lonesome Burt and the Skinny Lizards. The Gallery will feature Mile Marker Beer and treats from the Back 40. 2-6pm, 9 Aviles Street, www.plumartgallery.com

Jul 6 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 2 pm to dusk. Gary Hiatt - AAA Gold DJ . Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary - Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit, 74 King Street (Flagler Room), www.ponce125.com
Jul 14 – Second Sunday Teas The public’s first chance to view the newly restored Solarium in the Hotel Ponce de Leon, also known as 400 Rotunda. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon) and a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets. 11 am and 3 pm, $50 pp, limited seating, reservations required, call 823.3378 or visit www.legacy.flagler.edu

Jul 16 – Route 66 Viewing “This Is Going To Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You” Watch the episode filmed in St. Augustine and the Hotel Ponce de Leon and listen to the cool jazz of the House Cats while surrounded by the beauty of historic downtown St. Augustine. 7 pm, Virginia Room, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla Street

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
- Jul 16 – Aug 4, The Last Romance, a romantic comedy by Joe Dipietro. Two strangers in their golden years meet on their daily visits to the dog park. Their playful banter leads them to common ground, and a charming relationship develops. Bonding over distant dreams and the fear of ending up alone, they make plans to take their romance out into the real world.

Jul 18-21 Open Championship Week at World Golf Hall of Fame & IMAX Theatre There's no better time to visit the Hall than during British Open Week! Enjoy learning about Hall of Fame members who are Open Champions as you take a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame with a chance to win a Hall of Fame prize pack. Special photo opportunity with the Hall's Claret Jug Thursday through Sunday. The broadcast will be shown throughout the museum during the week during business hours. All residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland receive free admission with ID. One World Golf Place, 940.4123, www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Jul 19 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. 201.6300.

Jul 19-20 Bizarre Buying Bazaar Ripley's Believe It or Not! National Tour to Discover Strange, Weird, & Unbelievable Items Comes to Ripley’s St. Augustine looking to buy items from the public. It's the second stop on a road trip to several cities in the U.S. and Canada to find and acquire items worthy of being part of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Have historic pirate and nautical items or anything else you think is Ripley-esque? Bring them! At the very least, you might get an “oddpraisal”. 10 am-6pm , Ripley’s Odditorium, 159 San Marco Avenue, www.ripleys.com/staugustine

Jul 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 

Jul 20 Full Moon Fever Join the fun at the Conch House for their monthly moonlight luau on the Lounge Deck, with Prince Pele’s Polynesian Revue and music by DJ Vince, a Polynesian food menu, Captain Morgan drink specials, and free leis for all. Weather permitting of course. 8 to 11 pm, 57 Comares Avenue, www.facebook.com/conchhouse

Jul 22 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, 7:45-9:15 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jul 23 Spa & cash giveaways, food, music, free foot or chair massage, chat with the podiatrist and PT St. Augustine Foot and Ankle, Physical Therapy, and Medi Nails & Spa invite the public to see their comprehensive center at this Open House. 5-8 pm. RSVP to kbennett@staugustinefoot.com or 239.272.3461 medinailsandspa.com longevityptcenter.com thetoelasercenter.com staugustinefoot.com

Jul 27 Food Truck Wars 40 Trucks – Celebrity Judges – Beer Garden – Live Music – Kids Area! Forty gourmet food trucks from all over Florida compete at in 5 categories. The competition includes the Spirit Award, People’s Choice Award, Top Sales, Delectable Dessert and Casual Cuisine. There are always new trucks debuting and previous round participants seeking revenge. Foodies have a chance to vote on cuisines from Latin America, British, Caribbean, Gourmet Desserts and everything in between. Food costs generally run from $3 to $18; most entrees run $6 to $8. 3-9pm, Francis Field 29 West Castillo Drive, www.foodtruckwars.com

Jul 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. Be sure to stop in Florida Olive Press at 35 San Marco and taste-test all those fabulous balsamics! 5 to 9 pm. Free parking at the Mission. San Marcos Ave (between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios), 823.9263

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Things To Do In St Augustine FL in June 2013

It’s a smile, It’s a kiss
It’s a sip of wine, It’s summertime!
[Kenny Chesney]

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- Jun 5 Motown R&B by Amy Alyssia & The Soul Operation (appetizers by Amici’s Italian Restaurant)
- Jun 12, R/R by Funk Shui (appetizers by Mango Mangos)
- Jun 19, Classic Southern Blues by Rob Peck & Friends (appetizers by Paula's Beachside Grill)
- Jun 26, Motown Review by Steam the Band (appetizers by Napoli Italian Restaurant)
- Jul 3, Classic R/R by The Falling Bones (appetizers by Purple Olive)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.staugamphithreatre.com
Jun 1, Peter Frampton with The Robert Cray Band & More
Jun 7, Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, $45-$85, gates 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
Jun 12, Billy Idol, $35-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7:30 pm
Jun 19, Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, $35-$59.50, gates 5:30 pm / show 6:30 pm
Jun 21, Earth, Wind & Fire, $50.50-$80.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
Jun 28, Community First Night Owl Cinema Series The Hunger Games, FREE, gates 7 pm / show 8 pm
Jul 6, Summer Break Tour: Big Time Rush, $29-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.pvconcerthall.com
- Jun 4, Taj Mahal and His Trio Band, $55-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
- thru Jun 30, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Thursdays - The 22nd Season of Concerts in the Plaza, 7 pm, www.staugustinegovernment.com
May 27, Frankie and Friends Big Band (1 pm)
May 30, The Driftwoods
Jun 6, Lis & Lon Williamson with Ricky Kuncicky
Jun 13, Big Pineapple
Jun 20, Mid-Life Crisis
Jun 27, Bob & Joline & The Friends of Mine Band
Jul 4, The All-Star Orchestra (6 pm) with fireworks to follow!
Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary - Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit, 74 King Street (Flagler Room), www.ponce125.com
Jun 6 – Route 66 Viewing “This Is Going To Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You” Watch the episode filmed in St. Augustine and the Hotel Ponce de Leon and listen to the cool jazz of the House Cats while surrounded by the beauty of historic downtown St. Augustine. 7 pm, at the Plaza de la Constitucion.

Jun 9 – Second Sunday Teas The public’s first chance to view the newly restored Solarium in the Hotel Ponce de Leon, also known as 400 Rotunda. Guests will be offered their choice of three teas (one specially blended for the Hotel Ponce de Leon) and a selection of traditional tea sandwiches and sweets. 11 am and 3 pm, $50 pp, limited seating, reservations required, call 823.3378 or visit http://legacy.flagler.edu/home.php?cat=36

Jun 1 Drake’s Raid Don’t miss the 27th reenactment of Sir Francis Drake’s 1586 raid on St. Augustine! Daytime events (10 am to 5 pm) will feature a 16th century-style military encampment open to the public at the Fountain of Youth Park and will play host to drills, demonstrations and living history interpretation. The reenactment of the sacking and burning of the town will commence Saturday evening at 7 pm, beginning at the Old City Gates and ending in the Plaza. This military display is intended to symbolically commemorate the temporary abandonment of the city of St. Augustine by Spanish colonial forces. After the town was looted and burned by Drake’s men, the Spanish returned to rebuild upon the same streets you walk on today! www.DrakesRaid.com

Jun 1 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. 3 pm to dusk. Stan Alston, pop and rock; Bluebird Dedication; Nease Band. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

Jun 1 20th Annual Beach Bash Anastasia Park is the place to be today! This day of outdoors fun has activities for everyone—scavenger hunt, sandcastle and sculpture contest, geo-caching, kite demonstrations, kayaking demonstrations, etc. Smokey The Bear will be among the participants! 9 am to 4 pm. There will be prizes too! Anastasia Park is located just over the Bridge of Lions or about 1.5 miles north of SR312 on A1A Blvd. Check website for entrance fees and directions. www.floridastateparks.org/Anastasia

Jun 2, 9, 23, 30 Murder In The Olde City Dinner Theatre Set in 1880s St Augustine, this powerful tale of murder, scandal, love, and deceit is presented in an entertaining and interactive "you are there" style of staging, where the audience members assist in the re-enactment of the story. Told with a seamless blend of history, theatre, and storytelling, the audience also serves as the jury in the conviction of the guilty party. Raintree Restaurant, upstairs dining room, 102 San Marco Avenue. $39.99 pp, dinner at 6 pm (suggested arrival time 5.30 pm), show to begin at 7 pm. Reservations required by calling 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

thru Jun 3 Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico, Destination St. Augustine! In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL. El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 5 pm daily, $15 pp. Learn more at www.showclix.com/event/3754484

Jun 4 The Grand Unveiling of the Corazon de Madre This 70’ double mast caravel will be unveiled from noon to 5 pm, with commencement ceremony at 4 pm. There will be a decree read from the King himself and the blessing. Local vendors, cash refreshment bar, and live entertainment by the Craic Band. The Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue, www.oldfloridamuseum.com

Jun 5 – Aug 16 Free Movies By The Bay Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina Present FREE Movies by the Bay. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments will be for sale at the mini golf ticket outlet. No alcohol will be allowed on the premises. 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays at the marina green space adjacent to Bayfront Mini Golf course. Jun 5 - Dr. Seuss's The Lorax; Jun 7 - Sleepless in Seattle; Jun 12 - Space Jam; Jun 14 - It Happened One Night; Jun 19 - Angles in the Outfield; Jun 21 - Sunset Boulevard; Jun 26 – Tangled; Jun 28 - Casablanca The schedule may change due to inclement weather or special events, so for a complete schedule of the free movies and any changes, please visit www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys

Jun 6 Brew With A View The St. Augustine Lighthouse presents an incredible evening featuring a low-country boil, local craft beer, and live music. Visitors can see sunset from the top of the tower and get a wonderful night view when the sun goes down. The latest artifacts recovered by the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program's archaeologists will also be on display. $30 pp for nonmembers, $25 pp for members, 7 to 10 pm. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jun 7 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

Jun 7 – 30 Butterfield Garage Art Gallery Presents “Coastal Connections” by Sam Kates Over 30 recent paintings were inspired by interesting boats and shorelines that Kates found in St. Augustine and the Florida panhandle. A retired art museum director and native Floridian, Kates has a passion for old working boats, sailboats, salt marshes and the undisturbed sand dunes that were common during his 1940s youth years. He documents his subjects in a style he describes as "painterly realism" which employs diligent draftsmanship as well as light and shadow to give his works clarity and depth. 11 am – 5 pm daily, Butterfield Art Gallery, 137 King Street, 825.4577, www.butterfieldgarage.com

Jun 8 Privateers Ball The Pioneer Barn will host a costumed Ball celebrating 450 years of maritime history in St. Augustine. will be a scavenger hunt, costume contest (cocktail attire can also be worn) and entertainment provided by "Mid Life Crisis" and the "Bilge Rats". This is a fundraising event to benefit Lighthouse Maritime Camp and the "School of the 16th Century" presented in January by the Historic Florida Militia. Tickets $40 per person, $70 per couple, cash bar. 6 - 11 pm. Fort Menendez Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue, 824.8874, www.theprivateersball.com

Jun 15 The St Augustine Ballet Presents Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Ballet Tickets $25 and $30, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.saintaugustineballet.com

Jun 15 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

Jun 15 Special SINGLES ONLY Pirate Pub Crawl Learn about pirate history and be entertained by the notorious pirate Anne Bonny on this special singles only pub crawl. $17 pp (your guide will purchase your first domestic draft). St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours, 69 St. George Street, info and reservations 392.7137, www.staugustinehistorictours.com

Jun 20-29 Seventh Annual St. Augustine Music Festival Free classical music festival focused on chamber music like Back to Bach on Jun 20; Mozart and More on Jun 21; Musica Nocturna on Jun 22; Grace and Beauty – Spanish Accents on Jun 27; Piano Spectacular on Jun 28; Summer Music on Jun 29. 7:30 pm, St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, www.staugustinemusicfestival.org

Jun 21 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. This week's musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. 201.6300.

Jun 23 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, 8-9:30 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

Jun 29 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), 823.9263

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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Things To Do In St Augustine May 2013
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows follow behind you. 
Maori Proverb

Music By The Sea, 7-9 pm, St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, St. Augustine Beach, www.TheCivicAssociation.org
- May 8 R/R by Outta Sight (appetizers by Wildflower Café)
- May 15 Classic R/R Leisure Man (appetizers by LaStrada Italian Restaurant)
- May 22 R/R by Navy Pride (appetizers by Coquina Beach) - May 29 Classic R/R by Those Guys (appetizers by South Beach Grill)
- Jun 5 Motown R&B by Amy Alyssia & The Soul Operation (appetizers by Amici’s Italian Restaurant)
Frozen desserts available from Sister Shack Italian Ice; Appetizers at a cost of less than $10

St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A S., 471.1965, www.StAugAmphithreatre.com  
May 2, The Smashing Pumpkins, $29.50-$49.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 3, Styx/REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent, $39.50-$89.50, gates 5 pm / show 6 pm
May 5, Bob Dylan with Dawes, $39.50-$59.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 10, San Agustin Sol Latin Jazz Festival, $35-$100, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
May 11, Imagine Dragons with Paper Route & X Ambassadors, $25-$38.50, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
May 17, Alan Jackson with Gloriana, $60.50-$86, gates 6:30 pm / show 7:30 pm
May 19, The Take Over, $15, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
May 26, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, $39.50-$89.50, gates 6 pm / show 7 pm
Jun 1, Peter Frampton with The Robert Cray Band & More
Jun 7, Kings of the Mic Tour (LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul, $45-$85, gates 5 pm / show 6:30 pm
Jun 12, Billy Idol, $35-$65, gates 6 pm / show 7:30 pm

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach, 209.0399, www.PVConcertHall.com
- May 1, Janis Ian, $28-$32, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm - May 9, San Agustin Sol Latin Jazz Festival, $35-$100, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm - Jun 4, Taj Mahal and His Trio Band, $55-$65, doors 7 pm / show 8 pm

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary - Celebrating the Legacy Exhibit, 74 King Street (Flagler Room), www.ponce125.com
- May 7. “Faith, Fortune and Empire: Henry Flagler, Florida Politics and the Rise of America's Global Ambition” presented by Dr. Arthur Vanen Houten, $0, 10 am
- May 17 “The Modern Wonder of the Ancient City: The Myth and the Marvel of the Hotel Ponce de Leon” presented by Professor Leslee Keys

Limelight Theatre 11 Old Mission Ave, 7:30 pm, $25, 904.825.1164, www.limelight-theatre.org
- thru May 12, ‘Til Beth Do Us Part
- May 31thru Jun 30, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

Wednesdays Market at St. Augustine Beach What’s cooler than a farmers’ market at the beach! Every Wednesday morning, at least 60 vendors gather at St. John’s County Pier to present fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted jewelry, original art works, and much more! 8 am-12:30 pm, St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd, local 347.8007

Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays Dark of the Moon After-Hours Paranormal Tour The only tour that gives guests the opportunity to climb the Lighthouse and tour the Keeper's house at night. 8:30 pm. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for children. Call for details and reservations 829.0745, 81 Lighthouse Ave, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

May 3 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. 829.0065 www.ArtGalleriesOfStAugustine.com

May 3-5 Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Enjoy the very best in folk and Americana music at this annual three-day celebration of the music, stories, and dance that made Gamble Rogers famous. This year, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival performances will take place at a St. Augustine Amphitheatre. On Friday evening, enjoy First Friday Art Walk, where various galleries in downtown St. Augustine will host festival performers, and there will be a stage set up at the city marina located at the base of the Bridge of Lions. On Saturday and Sunday from 1-10 pm, performers will take to several stages throughout the day at the Amphitheatre. Tickets will be available for single venue shows and in a variety of packages including an all-access weekend pass. 794.4163, www.gamblerogersfest.org

May 4 Sunset Celebration Local arts & crafts. Live entertainment. Dine on food samples from Vilano Road businesses. Chris Kastle and Michael Elias, acoustic guitarists with song. Adoption dogs will be there, and A1A Dog Training. 3 pm to dusk. Vilano Beach Pier and Pavilion, 260 Vilano Road, 540.0402 www.VilanoBeachFl.com

May 5 Emma Concert Series – Peter & Helen Morin, Piano & Violin Duo Peter Morin serves as Director of Music and Organist at St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine. Since his arrival, he has developed the foundation for a strong choral and music program, with his focus principally around the church’s daily liturgy. Helen Morin earned a Master of Music in Violin Performance with Lucia Lin at Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin from Trinity College of Music, London, where she studied with John Crawford. FREE 2 pm, Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada Street, www.EmmaConcerts.com

May 10-19 Romanza Festival Ten days of music, street festivals, tours, shows, and delicious Florida fare! Click here for writeup.

thru May 11 Picasso Art & Arena Exhibit is an educational exhibition of graphic work and ceramics by the Spanish master, showcasing 39 art pieces (created between 1929 and 1961) from the Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Natal of Málaga, Spain. The art was produced in different styles, techniques and media, providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is designed for families as well as the art connoisseur. The exhibition offers tours led by specially trained guides who interact with the audience. The show is presented in both English and Spanish. $10 pp, 9 am to 5 pm, Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Drive, www.staugustine-450.com

May 11 Dine on the Wild Side This 19th annual dinner at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park benefits HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Federal US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Come early to enjoy the park and then stay all evening to participate in a guided tour of the bird rookery to view thousands of birds including endangered wood storks. Dinner 6-9 pm. Adults $45 in advance, $50 at the door; $30 for ages 5-11; free for children age 4 and under. St. Augustine Alligator Farm, 999 Anastasia Blvd, www.hawkewildlife.org

May 12 Colonial Harpist & Friends Harpist Mary Jane Ballou and her musical colleagues celebrate St. Augustine's musical heritage with this special Romanza performance at The St. Augustine Art Association. Harp, recorders, violin, and voices from the many people who found their way to the nation's oldest city. 3-4 pm, $0, 22 Marine Street, reservations required 824.2310, www.colonialharpist.com

May 12-14 The Secret: The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine Could Jews, fleeing for their lives from Spain, have arrived with Pedro Menendez in 1565 when he founded the City of St. Augustine? This stunning new play by Lee Weaver features this possibility, along with the drama of an ocean crossing, Indian and pirate attacks, religious intolerance and an unforgettable love story. This one-person show covers 50 years in St. Augustine as one family struggles with both survival in the New World and the betrayal, secrecy and bigotry of the Spanish Inquisition. Sunday 4:30 pm; Monday and Tuesday 7:30 pm, general admission $20. Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue, www.OldFloridaMuseum.com

May 15 100 Years of Mark Twain America's favorite humorist and philosopher will pay another visit to St. Augustine to share his wit and wisdom. In what St Augustine Record calls "a brilliant monologue" and a "triumphant performance", this spellbinding production will include Twain's irreverent take on many subjects, with a generous assortment of observations sprinkled in as well. Admission $39.99 (adult beverages served separately). Dinner served at 6pm (suggested arrival time 5:30), show starts at 7 pm, 824.7211, www.raintreerestaurant.com

May 16 A Gilbert & Sullivan Evening First Coast Opera performs A Gilbert & Sullivan Evening featuring favorite songs in a cabaret setting. 7:30 pm, $25 in advance / $30 at the door. The Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, St. Augustine Shores, www.FirstCoastOpera.com

May 17 Music Walk on the Boulevard Live music and drink specials on Anastasia Boulevard! Third Friday of each month. Hosted by The Standard, Black Fly, RAW Martini, and Gas restaurants and other Boulevard businesses. Starts at the Bridge of Lions. This week's musical entertainment features Gove Scrivenor. 201.6300.

May 17-18 Riding into History Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance For the 14th straight year, this premier motorcycle event returns to World Golf Village. On Friday, at 10 am, there will be a Grand Marshall Historic Ride led by National Champion Racer and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Kevin Scwantz. All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project. World Golf Village, I-95 Exit 323, 1 World Golf Way. For event times and details, visit www.ridingtohistory.org

May 18 Classic Patric You’ll laugh, cry, and sing along while Patric croons his way through some of the finest standards and show tunes ever written. The show will include such favorites as Java Live, That Luck Old Sun, Night and Day, Summer Place, You Don’t Know Me, You Send Me, and many more. 7 pm, $15. Fort Menendez Pioneer Barn, 259 San Marco Avenue. www.OldFloridaMuseum.com

May 18 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

May 19 Taste of the Beach Enjoy tastings from 15 local restaurant favorites like Amici’s, Mango Mango’s, Panama Hattie’s, Red Frog, and Wildflower Café. Vote on your favorite! 12-5 pm. 350 A1A Beach Blvd, 347.8007, www.TheCivicAssociation.org

May 19 Two Titans of Classicism The St. Augustine Community Chorus will perform Haydn's Te Deum and Mozart's Requiem. 3 pm, at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St. in St. Augustine. Advance tickets $20; $25 at the door. Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla Street, www.StAugustineCommunityChorus.org

May 23-Jun 3 Historic Ship Sets Sail from Puerto Rico, Destination St. Augustine! In tribute to the bold Spaniards who sailed to Florida centuries ago, El Galeón will set sail to Florida’s Atlantic Coast this spring, inviting visitors to come aboard at four ports of call--Miami, Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and St. Augustine FL. El Galeón is a detailed replica of ships that brought Spanish explorers and settlers to Florida after Juan Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain in April 1513. It is a floating museum and a living-history testament to the mariners who forged Florida’s history. The ship departed from Puerto Rico, where Ponce de Leon was governor, and is being sailed in much the same way his crew did. Visitors will learn about Florida history and sense the spirit of adventure that drove those Spanish mariners to explore such distant lands. The ship will be docked and open to the public at the St. Augustine City Marina. Tours 9 am to 5 pm daily, $15 pp. Learn more at www.showclix.com/event/3754484

May 24 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, 7:30-9 pm, reservations required, 829.0745, www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

May 25 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), 823.9263

Jun 1 Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor 4th Annual National Marina Day National Marina Day recognizes the important recreational, environmental and social contributions marinas make to thousands of waterfront communities all over America. This is a major fundraiser for the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch in Palatka for trouble boys. It promises to be a fun day for all. Activities will include a homemade sailboat regatta for children; pirate dunk tank; casting contest; blindfold dinghy race; children's carnival games; nautical knot tying contest; and powdered donut scallywag. Boat rides and sailing demos, nautical flea market and maritime vendors, silent auction and boat displays will keep everyone busy. Swashbucklers and pirates will raid the harbor. Don't ye miss the cannon firing, black powder rifles and sword fights. 10 am to 3 pm. 687.4625, www.camacheeisland.com

Be sure to check individual websites for time and date changes, and have fun!

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