The Greeks are Landing!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Weekend in St. Augustine , Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: June 26-28

23rd Annual GREEK LANDING DAY CELEBRATION
Celebrate the 241st anniversary of the arrival of the first colony of Greeks in North America . Hundreds of Greeks, Menorcans and Corsicans arrived in St. Augustine on June 26, 1768 and went on to establish the New Smyrna Colony. The St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is a living memorial to the first Greek settlers on the American continent and to all the Greek Orthodox pioneers. The Shrine, located at 41 St. George Street in St. Augustine is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 904 829 8205 or visit http://www.stphotios.com/.

ST. PHOTIOS SHRINE EXHIBIT: Steven Papadatos: A Retrospective
Come see an exhibit of 40 years of accomplishments by renowned architect Steven Papadatos. This Orthodox ecclesiastical exhibit includes St. George Basilica in Norwalk, CT; St. John Church in Blue Point, NY; Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Synod Building and Conference Center in Tirana, Albania; SS Constantine and Helen in West Nyack, NY; and the jewel of this exhibit, the design plans and the model of the Church of the Resurrection. The exhibit will be open through April 30, 2010 at the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, located at 41 St. George Street in St. Augustine . The Shrine is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 904 829 8205 or visit http://www.stphotios.com/.

92nd annual FSGA State Amateur Championship
Come watch the field of 168 of Florida ’s finest amateur golfers swing it out for the coveted Florida State Golf Association Championship title on the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. Players will play one round at both the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course and Sawgrass Country Club before a cut is made. The final 36-holes will be held on the challenging TPC Stadium Course, home of THE PLAYERS Championship. Started in 1914, the FSGA State Amateur is the largest and oldest amateur sporting event in Florida . Past Amateur champions include Bob Murphy, Jerry Pate, Buddy Alexander, and PGA Tour players David Peoples, Chris Couch, and Barry Cheesman. For more information, visit http://www.fsga.org/.

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