This Weekend in St. Augustine

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Monday - Sunday : September 16 - 22

Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at the IMAX Theater - Two thrilling films, one GIANT experience - Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D! Purchase any full-priced ticket to one documentary and get the second for only $1. Check the website for the daily show schedule at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place 904-940-4133

Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit - Artist Donny Miller's Ignorance is a Choice exhibit on display at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery. Donny's unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838

Savory Faire First Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tour - Throughout September, the original "foodie" historical adventure tour, Savory Faire, explores fascinating, little-known facts about the First Thanksgiving in St. Augustine! The city was founded on September 8, 1565, and on that date a Feast of Thanksgiving was shared between the Spaniards and native Timucua Indians.  This special 2-1/2 hour tour features tastes of the city's cultural heritage.  Tickets are $49.  Reservations are required. 904-825-0087 

Ordinary People - This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine's first colonists. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. 

St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members' Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members Show features a broad array of artistic styles, media and subjects. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310

Friday - Sunday: September  20 - 22

Wizard of Oz 3D - Relive the timeless children's tale about a Kansas girl's journey over the rainbow with the re-release of "The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience." Tickets are $13 adults; $12 seniors/students/military and $10 children 3-12. Check the website for show schedule. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 

Friday and Saturday: September 20 & 21
Sea Your History Weekend: Tap Into Your Past - Friday from 3-6 p.m., St. Augustine Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks and take visitors behind the scenes on the Lost Ships Tour. Beginning Saturday at 9 a.m., work with traditional wooden boatbuilders to build a boat from centuries gone by. From 2- 4 p.m., there's a book signing with Dr. Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania. Then beginning at 5, Dr. McGovern will present his story "Uncorking the Past." He will explain how he used molecular biology to re-construct King Midas' funerary feast. Tickets to Dr. McGovern's presentation at the 5 p.m. reception and ancient beer samples are $14.75. A ticket to Friday's Lost Ship Tour, which includes admission to the Lighthouse, is $24. Saturday morning and afternoon events are included in the general admission price of $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for seniors over 60 and children age 12 and younger. 904-829-0745

Saturday: September 21
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. 

Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, 1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., South Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a "Beaches 101" experience that the entire family will enjoy. There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee.

10th Annual Endless Summer Run/Walk - Annual 10K cross country run through Anastasia State Park, 1340 A1A South, and some of the area's most beautiful terrain begins at 7:30 a.m. on the beach. The 5K Beach Walk is a low-tide event on a beach loop course.   Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the park's Island Beach Shop and Grill . Pre-registration through September 20 is $20; $25 on the day of the event. 904-461-2035

City Walks Pet Friendly Tours - Bring your pooch to join City Walks for a FREE Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District. The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine's office at 4 Granada Street. Pets must be leashed and reservations are required. 904-825-0087
Sea Turtle Talk and Walk at Washington Oaks - Join Park Ranger, Steve Alexander from 9 - 10 a.m. for this illuminating sea turtle program at Washington Oaks, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Assist with the sea turtle patrol and learn about the various sea turtle species found in our area, their habits, habitats and more. The program is included with 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. 386-446-6783

Nocatee Farmer's Market - Featuring more than 70 vendors, Nocatee Farmer's Market takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra.

Tour de Chocolate & Vino - Explore the history of chocolate and enjoy the best selections St. Augustine has to offer on this special tour presented by St. Augustine City Walks, 4 Granada Street. The tour includes a bottle of water at the start, all tastings, tips at the restaurants visited and a lot of delicious chocolate. The tour starts at 2 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine Inc. reception office. Reservations required ($49). 904-825-0087

Photography Challenge Event - Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.  Maps can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. 609-247-8146; e-mail

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour - Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine.

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 
EMMA Concert: Paul Whiteman's Historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert - Famed conductor Maurice Peress brings his meticulous re-creation of Paul Whiteman's historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert to St. Augustine. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine.

Castillo de San Marcos by Candlelight - Candlelight tours take place at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the third Saturday of the month. Weather permitting. Advance tickets are $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 - 15; and free for children 4 and younger. 1 South Castillo Dr. St. Augustine. 904-829-6506

Full Moon Fever at the Conch House - The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele's Polynesian Revue from 8 - 11 p.m. weather permitting. $5 cover charge and free leis for all. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine.
Sunday: September 22
Backwaters Kayaking Trips from Faver-Dykes State Park - This guided kayak tour explores the coastline of Princess Place Preserve and Pellicer Creek -- one of the cleanest and most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The tour departs at 11 a.m. from Faver-Dykes State Park, 1000 Fayer-Dykes Rd., St. Augustine. Tickets (which include park admission, guide service, kayak and gear) are $55 for adults and $45 for 15 years or younger.
 "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

"The Good Vibes Summer Tour" Rebelution with Collie Buddz & Zion - Rebelution along with Collie Buddz and their longtime collaborators Zion-I perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The show begins at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $30.50 - $33 904-471-1965 

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