This Weekend in St. Augustine

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Friday - Sunday: October 11 - 13
Pellicer Creek Raid - A Civil War Re-Enactment - Florida Agricultural Museum presents a living history look at Florida during the Civil War. Authentic camps for 1864 cavalry, artillery and infantry troops will be open to the public 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $6; school group rate is $3 per person; kids under 12 are $5. 7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com 

16th Annual Greek Festival - Greek music, dance and food are featured at this annual festival set in a virtual Greek village at St. Augustine's Francis Field. The Hellenic Band and Nisiotes and Asteria Greek Dancers are featured performers. There will be an authentic Agora market, a Cafenio, a Taverna, kids center and much more. Festival hours are Friday, 4 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, children and active-duty are free. 29 Castillo Dr. St. Augustine. 904-829-0504 www.stauggreekfest.com 

Corn Maze at Skyes and Cooper Farms - A 9-acre corn maze full of "cornfusing" twists and turns, "live" entertainment including Jack, the loudest hee-hawing donkey around and some more good ole family fun will be at the Sykes and Cooper Farms. The hours are Friday 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission (cash only) is $9 general admission, children 2 and under FREE. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton.
904-692-1370

The Tasting Tours 'Vittles and Vino' Tour Celebrates Pink! - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hop on board a Vittles and Vino VIP (horse drawn) Carriage Tour for a 3 hour food and wine experience in October and we will donate $5 per ticket towards Breast Cancer Awareness.  Tours are Friday - Monday at 2 p.m. Tours depart from 100 St. George Street, Suite E.  Tickets are $109 pp all inclusive. Call or text 904-325-3911 for more info or visit www.thetastingtours.com 
Friday & Saturday: October 11 & 12
The History of Florida - A Roundtable of Authors -  The St. Augustine Historical Society presents notable authors specializing in the history of Florida. Held at Flagler College's Ringhaver Student Center, the presentations are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday.   Check the website for the schedule. Admission is free. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2872 www.oldesthouse.org/historylive 
Friday: October 11
The Great Gatsby Gala - The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach and Audi Jax hosts The Great Gatsby Gala from 6 - 11 p.m. The gala, one of four fundraisers for children's arts education programs, will be like stepping back to the Roaring 20's. Live jazz music will be performed by The Wes Goode Quintet featuring Scott Giddens and will include an open bar, whiskey sampling, cigar bar, dinner and a live auction. Individual tickets are $100 members/$125 non-members. Table Sponsorship is $1200 and includes reserved seating for 8. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

The St. Augustine Story - Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective. Curtain at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 adults and $12.50 Students. 259 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine. 904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com

The History of Florida - A Roundtable of Authors -  The St. Augustine Historical Society presents notable authors specializing in the history of Florida. Held at Flagler College's Ringhaver Student Center, the presentations are 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday.   Check the website for the schedule. Admission is free. 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2872 www.oldesthouse.org/historylive 
Saturday & Sunday: October 12 & 13
The African Market at Fort Mose  - The African American Future Society Inc, creates an African Village experience at Fort Mose, the first free African settlement in North America. Activities, include storytelling, dancers and drummers, take place from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day (outdoor musical performances 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) and will feature programs and exhibits about the languages, styles, traditions, food, art and music of West Africa. Park admission is $2 per person. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 http://yul690.wix.com/ftmoseafricanmarket#about/c10fk

A Victorian Halloween at Villa Zorayda Museum - Enjoy period decorations from the late 1800's - early 1900's along with the more traditional Halloween decorations at Villa Zorayda Museum. See the ghost of Franklin Smith, architect and builder of the house, as he writes a letter to his beloved wife, Laura. The museum is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission including audio tour is $10 adults, $4 Children 7 - 12, Seniors and Military receive $1 discount. 83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com
Saturday: October 12
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. 
904-471-3733.    
 
Mile Marker Brewing Second Anniversary Celebration - Come help celebrate two years of Mile Marker Brewing in St. Augustine. From noon to midnight, Mile Marker Brewery's family and pet friendly party will feature door prizes and drink specials, Mother Fletcher's food truck, music by local musician Adam Lee, and a DJ at 7 p.m. In addition to its "signature" beers, the brewery will tap several new beers, including rotating favorites and new seasonal brews, such as Mile Marker 318 Datil Pepper Ale and Pumpkin Milk Stout. From 2:30-4:30 p.m. "Ashley," the pink fire truck from the local St. Johns County chapter of Pink Heals, will make an appearance. 3420 Agricultural Center Dr. 904-217-4294 www.milemarkerbrewing.com
  
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour- St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
 
Second Saturdays GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk along the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC).   There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com 

Annual Think Pink Escorted Motorcycle Ride - St. Augustine's Ponce de Leon Mall will be the start and finish of the annual Think Pink Motorcycle Fundraiser Ride for Breast Cancer. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $25 for the driver and $10 for passengers (includes a T-shirt & lunch). Kick stands up at 10:30 a.m. for a 70 mile ride in beautiful St. Johns County. Pre-registration is available. 2121 U.S. Highway 1 South, St. Augustine. www.thinkpinkinoctober.com 

Family and Friends Kayak Day at Guana - Be a part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve from 10 a.m. - noon, a special place for you and a coastal habitat for an array of wildlife. Ripple Effect Ecotours will provide an interpretative kayaking adventure for your entire family and group of friends. Then explore the GTM NERR Educational Center. All levels of kayaking experience are welcomed. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger that includes all kayaking equipment, passes to the Educational Center and guided kayak tour. 450 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-347-1565  www.rippleeffectecotours.com 

Shop Pink & Save - Women's Health Symposium - The St. Augustine Outlets host a free and fun event from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. featuring free health screenings, information on healthy living, giveaways, and presentations on surviving breast cancer, diabetes management and breast health. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd. (east side of I-95), St. Augustine. 904-825-1052 www.StAugOutlets.com 

11th Annual Herbs in the Gardens FestivalFrom 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.,The Friends of Washington Oaks present the 11th Annual Herbs in the Gardens. A large variety of herbs will be available from Maggie's Herb Farm. At 11 a.m., Dora Baler will discuss "Culinary & Medical Uses of Herbs." At noon, there will be a demonstration using herbs in the kitchen. Beginning at 2 p.m. a Garden Tour, led by a Park Ranger, will take place. Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies.   6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6780 www.FloridaStateParks.org 

Picolata Players at Colonial Quarter - Every Saturday evening at 8 p.m., the talented performance troupe Picolata Players takes the stage under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter's outdoor theatre.  The hour-long Improve Sketch Comedy shows infuse merriment with the rich Spanish Colonial history of St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com 
Sunday: October 13
Discover the Birds of Anastasia - Led by an Anastasia State Park volunteer, this fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. From 8:30-10:30 a.m., observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails and other areas. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes and a field guide if you have one. Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion. The program is included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia 

Marine Ecology Fun - Jump aboard St. Augustine Eco Tour's research vessel to explore brilliant green marshes with productivity that rivals even the most intact rainforest. Sightings of osprey, manatees and dolphins are all possibilities on this journey through the estuary! This is a one-of-a-kind family adventure offered several times per day. Trips reserved for 2 to 6 guests. $35 adults/$30 kids 12 & under or $175 for a private tour.  Departs from the Municipal Marina (111 Avenida Menendez   St. Augustine).  Call St. Augustine Eco Tours for reservations at 904-377-7245 or visit www.staugustineecotours.com 

St. Augustine Record Fair - Live bands, a professional DJ between band sets, a bounce house for the kids, food and drinks and the very best in records are all part of the St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by Tonevendor in conjunction with St. Johns County. The fair is from noon - 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and is free and open to the public. The Fair will feature new and used merchandise from many regional dealers. Items to expect include collectibles, turntable supplies, posters, CDs, and of course, tons of vinyl records. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com 

St. Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Concert - Have a picnic in the park and enjoy live music and the Sculpture Garden from 4 - 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. Admission is free. 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach. 904-824-4493

"Check, Please" at the Raintree RestaurantA theatrical performance of "Check, Please" combined with great dining create a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment.  Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately).  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m.  904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com

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