This Weekend in St. Augustine

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saturday: August 14

ORIENTEERING FESTIVAL AT FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

Come learn about "Orienteering", the sport of navigation with map and compass. It's easy to learn, but always challenging. Participants are assigned a Start time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., but can choose between three courses each one, two or three miles in length. Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water to drink on the trails. The Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Florida Agricultural Museum, located at 7900 Old Kings Road in Palm Coast. Admission: $2 per person, Map fee: $4 per group of up to 4 people; Compass fee: .50 cents with $20 deposit against non-return of compass. For more information, call 386.446.7630 or email info@myagmuseum.com .

HAWKS UP CLOSE

Spend 55 fascinating minutes with North America's 30 species of hawks during the screening of the nature film "Hawks Up Close" at the GTM Environmental Education Center. Show times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission to the Center is $2 for adults, $1 for children age 10 to 17 and children under 10 are free. GTM Environmental education Center is located at 505 Guana River Road, of A1A in Ponte Vedra South. For more information, call 904.823.4500  or visit www.gtmnerr.org


FRIENDS OF WASHINGTON OAKS PLANT SALE

Come explore Washington Oaks State Park and shop for featured plants, many of which were propagated and grown in the park by volunteers. All proceeds go toward the enhancement of current and new facilities. The sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is located at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. in Palm Coast. Admission to the park is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information, call 386.446.6783.

Saturday & Sunday: August 14-15

FREE ADMISSION TO THE CASTILLO

Visit the Nation's first National Monument for free! Since 1672, the Spanish fortress Castillo de San Marcos has successfully defended the city of St. Augustine. On both Saturday and Sunday, the National Park Service is offering free admission to the Castillo and more than 100 other national parks nationwide.

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