This Week in St. Augustine

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Monday - Sunday: June 9 - 15
The Award-Winning Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience - Recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as an outstanding heritage education program, Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience covers the long and storied history of African-Americans in St. Augustine. The story of African-Americans begins in St. Augustine with the first Africans both free and slave among founding colonists in 1565. The exhibition is designed for cultural and heritage visitors interested in the full history of America and its beginnings and comprises four themes: Genesis of the African-American Experience; Fortress of Freedom; Breaking the Chains; and Crossroads of Change.  Tickets are $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for youth 7-12; under 7 free. Free admission for military in uniform. Located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, 10 West Castillo Dr., St. 
El Galeón and Nao Victoria Tour Tour full-sized replicas of 16th and 17th century Spanish tall ships. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, El Galeón Andalucia and Nao Victoria are both open for daily tours. El Galeón is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire.  Built in Spain, it is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565. The Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ships are available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. El Galeón admission is $15 for adult and $8 for youth. Nao Victoria admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. A combo ticket for both ships is available for $20 for adults and $10 for youth. 111 Avenida Menendez.
"Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar" at IMAX Theater - This film takes audiences on a journey to the remote island of Madagascar to explore the diverse species of highly endangered lemurs that live there. the film shows through July 31. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3D screen in the Southeast. Adults $13, seniors/students/Military $12, and children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times.  One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
St. Augustine Art Association Annual Honors Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Honors Show through July 6 will feature new works by artists who have won awards at association exhibits during the previous three years. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. andSunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310
Katherine Parker Retrospective - The St. Augustine Art Association features a special, solo retrospective of the works of the late Katherine Parker through July 6.  The artist lived in St. Augustine for 30 years where she developed a unique technique creating monotype serigraph silkscreens overlaid with gouache, pencil and gold leaf.  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
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Monday - Thursday: June 9 -12
Maleficent: An IMAX 3D Experience - In Maleficent: an IMAX 3D Experience, a vindictive fairy is driven to curse an infant princess only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace. Maleficent plays through June 12. This IMAX Theater features the largest 3D screen in the southeast. Adults $13, seniors/students/Military $12, and children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times.  One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Monday - Friday: June 9 - 13
Pastel Society Member Exhibition -The First Coast Pastel Society's 2nd Annual Juried Member Show will be on display at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach through June 26.  The exhibition features more than 50 paintings.  The Gallery is open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Admission is free.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 ext. 203
Under the Tall Sky Exhibition - Under the Tall Sky, an exhibition of the mixed-media work of Barbara Holmes-Fryefield and the ceramic sculptures of Fay Samim is on display at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.  The exhibit will be on display Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 ext. 203
Wednesday:  June 11
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007

Music by the Sea Concert Series 2014 - Every Wednesday night through September 24, live concerts take place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. This week, The David Gerald Blues Band plays the blues.  Tailgate Toby BBQ & Stoked and Smoked BBQ will offer signature dinners for $10.  Admission is free.  For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.  350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-347-8007
Movie by the Bay - Ripley's St. Augustine Attractions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina present free movies each Wednesday throughout the summer.  The movies are shown at 8:30 p.m. at the Marina behind Bayfront Mini Golf, 111 Avenida Menendez.  This weeks movie is "Monsters University." Bring beach chair and blanket for comfortable seating by the bay.  904-824-1606
Thursday:  June 12
2014 Concerts in the Plaza - The 24th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues with a free live performance every Thursday night from 7 - 9 p.m. in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitucion Bring chair or blanket for seating. This week's performers are Big Pineapple.
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse - Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the top of the Lighthouse!  The $25 admission includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d'oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 904-829-0745
Acoustic Alchemy Concert - English instrumental and smooth jazz band Acoustic Alchemy performs at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. For nearly two decades Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar's potential. Tickets are $39 for the first four rows, $29 for all remaining rows. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399  
Thursday & Friday:  June 12 & 13
Marineland Full Moon Kayak Tour - Join Ripple Effect Ecotours and paddle into the National Estuarine Research Reserve for a romantic full moon excursion.  The 7:30 p.m. tour includes the finest kayaking equipment and a master naturalist guide. No experience required. The cost is $55 per person and includes passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure.  101 Tolstoy Ln., St. Augustine.
Schooner Freedom Full Moon Sail - St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon.  This memorable sailing excursion departs at 8:45 p.m. from the St. Augustine Marina.  Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 per person rate.  Bring along a picnic basket or dessert and make it a night to remember.  111 Avenida Menendez  904-810-1010
Thursday - Sunday:  June 12 - 15
U.S. Open Week at the World Golf Hall of Fame - Watch the U.S. Open in the Bob Hope Theatre, get a photo taken with the U.S. Open Trophy and go on a special scavenger hunt through the Hall of Fame. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is $19.50/adults; $18.50/seniors and $10/students. Once World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-904-4123
Limelight Theatre Presents "Oliver!" - The well-loved musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale comes to the stage of the Limelight.  Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday through July 6.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164
Friday:  June 13
An Evening with Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra - Five-time Grammy nominee Ottmar Liebert and his band, Luna Negra, perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.  Liebert's New Flamenco sound has a worldwide following and his 1990 album, Nouveau Flamenco, went double-platinum and is recognized as one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. Tickets are $46 for the first four rows, $40 for all remaining rows.   1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach
Saturday June  14
Old City Farmers' Market Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733 
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. There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours - Bring Fido to join City Walks Tours 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.  Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required.  4 Granada St., St. Augustine
14th Annual Vettes at the Village - Vettes at the Village returns to World Golf Village with more than 100 classic, late model and custom Corvettes on display around the Walk of Champions.  Hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  An awards ceremony featuring Best of Show and People's Choice will follow the show.  One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Raise It Up Anthem at Ximenez-Fatio House - Built by a Spanish merchant in 1796, St. Augustine's Ximenez-Fatio House hosts the Raise It Anthem for America Event featuring Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Florida National Guard and audience members singing the National Anthem on its 200th birthday. The event begins at 3 p.m. and the anthem performance is at 4 p.m. -- simultaneous with its performance by Americans worldwide.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.  20 Aviles Street. 904-829-3575.
Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket - Counting Crows performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with special guest Toad the Wet Sprocket.  Counting Crows debuted in 1993 and since then have sold more than 20 million records including their recent #1 hit Accidentally in Love. The band has been nominated for Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy awards. Toad the Wet Sprocket have sold more than four million albums, had five major singles and won over audiences across North America and Europe.  Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.).  Tickets range from $40 - $80.  1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367
Sunday: June 15
Lincolnville Farmers Market - Eddie Vickers Park hosts this farmer's market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Live music by The House Cats. Every Sunday from noon - 4 p.m.  399 Riberia St., St. Augustine.
Father's Day at the Hall of Fame - The World Golf Hall of Fame offers complimentary admission to everyone for Father's Day and dads get a free round on the putting course, a discount at the IMAX Theater, and a gift bag for the first 300 dads. Activities include scavenger hunts and photo ops with the U.S. Open trophy.  One World Golf Pl. (off I-95 Exit 323) St. Augustine
Schooner Freedom Father's Day Sail - Give Dad what he really wants for Father's Day -- a cruise aboard the Schooner Freedom! Dad can relax, talk some sailing history, or get hands-on by helping raise the sails or taking the helm.  The 2-hour day sail on the Matanzas River casts off at 12:15 p.m.and the Sunset Sail departs at 6:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Marina.  The rate for the day sail is $35 adults, $25 for kids 2-12; the Sunset Sail is $45 per person.   Pack a picnic or bring dessert.  Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water included. 111 Avenida 904-810-1010

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