This Week in St. Augustine

Monday, August 18, 2014

 August 18, 2014
Monday - Sunday: August 18 -24
Guardians of the Galaxy at the IMAX Theater- An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunter after stealing a mysterious orb.  This IMAX Theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 

Journey To The South Pacific at IMAX Theater - Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea.  This IMAX theater features the largest 3-D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 

Nao Victoria Tour - Tour this full-sized replica 16th century Spanish tall ship. Currently docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, the Nao Victoria is a replica of the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world commanded by Ferdinand Magellan in the 16th century. The ship is available for toursMonday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 1- 7 p.m.Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606 
For a complete list of  eco/kayak, food, and history tours, and other special tours taking place on Florida's Historic Coast this week, visit Florida' 
Tuesday: August 19
GTM Research Reserve Marineland Lecture - This lecture series is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office.  The series is designed to help inform the public about their coastal natural world.  The lectures are free so space is limited and reservations are requested.  9741 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland 904-823-4500 

The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts California punk rock bands The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise on their Summer Nationals 2014 tour.  For the first time ever, The Offspring will perform their album Smash live in its entirety. Bad Religion will pull from their deep catalog and Pennywise will be playing their classic hits as well as songs from their upcoming album.  The show starts at 5:30 p.m. (gates open at 4:30 p.m.).  Tickets range from $39.50 to $59.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine.
Tuesday - Sunday: August 19 - 24
5th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibit -This stunning exhibition features landscapes, florals, marine life, birds, plant life and more. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m.   Admission is free.  22 Marine St., St. Augustine
Wednesday August 20
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's band is Big Lonesome playing Classic R/R.  Panama Hatties restaurant 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
Thursday:  August 21
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 historic Plaza de la Constitucion. Bring a chair or blanket for seating.  This week's performers are The Rick Acrusa Band. 

Audubon: To Every Bird There Is a Season - The St. Augustine Art Association presents Audubon Florida speaker Stefanie Nagid who will  describe the changes that take place in the bird community throughout the seasons. She will also describe migratory patterns and habitats of some of the birds found in Northeast Florida.  The event begins at 6 p.m. and will animate the 5th Annual Nature and Wildlife Art Exhibition which features 130 works of art inspired by the natural world.  The exhibition will be on display through August 31.  Admission is free, but reservations are requested.  22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310
Thursday - Sunday :  August 21 - 24
Motherhood Out Loud at Limelight Theatre - A joyous, hilarious and altogether thrilling theatrical play that shatters traditional notions about parenthood. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday -Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday through August 31.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164 

Friday August 22
Pollard Hall Open House - Flagler College is opening its doors to the public to unveil the latest addition to its campus:  Pollard Hall.  Guests are welcome to check out the new academic building from 4:30 - 6 p.m.  In addition to Pollard Hall, visitors can also tour the studios of the Flagler College radio station, WFCF, and meet on-air personalities and even record your own voice for audio broadcast.  Light refreshments will be served.  31 Cordova St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6205 

"Nest" Exhibition by Susanna Richter-Helman - At 6 p.m. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts an opening reception for this new exhibit that runs through September 19.  The "Nest" exhibition explores the growth of a child from the perspective of the parent featuring art by Susanna Richter-Helman of St. Augustine.  The Cultural Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 

The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert - The St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts Nickelodeon's popular preschool music group and stars of the hit TV series The Fresh Beat Band at 6:30 p.m. (gates open5:00 p.m.).  Tickets range from $29.50 - $46.50.  1340 A1A South St. Augustine
Saturday August 23
Old City Farmers' Market -Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733  

Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve - Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net, collecting species of fish, crabs and more.  Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat.  Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center.   505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500

Seminole War Commemoration - Organized by the West Point Society of North Florida and supported by the 450th Military Commemoration Committee, the Seminole War Foundation Inc., and the Dade Battle Field Society, this event commemorates the end of the Second Seminole War and remembers those who died, including many West Point graduates, during the conflict. The event takes place at the National Cemetery at St. Augustine and its three pyramids under which are buried the remains of Major Dade's command and other officers and soldiers who died in the fighting throughout Florida. The deceased were reinterred at this location on August 15, 1842.  Living history displays open at 9 a.m., the parade is at 11 a.m., the memorial service is at 11:30 a.m. and a reception open to the public is at 12:30 p.m.  St. Francis Barracks, Marine St., St. Augustine -  904-940-0932.

Living History at Ximenez-Fatio House Museum - From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., professional re-enactors will portray guests staying at St. Augustine's historic Ximenesz-Fatio House during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Sara Petty Anderson, the owner of the house, her friend Louisa Fatio, Dr. Peck,and several guests will be portrayed during the "uneasy" times at the historic boarding house. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, admission to the museum is $7 adults, $15 for families, and $5 for students and military.  Admission is free for St. Johns County residents. 20 Aviles Street, St. Augustine. 904-829-3575 

Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail Workshops - Each Saturday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin's history, its various categories, how the distillery's New World Gin is created and shows participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily.  112 Riberia Street 904-825-4962
Saturday & Sunday August 23 & 24
Sea Your History Weekend - Discover the Spanish influences on St. Augustine's maritime history with traditional boatbuilding, shipwreck artifacts and guest presenters at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum.  Climb the tower, explore the keepers' house, walk the nature trails and experience history.  The lighthouse is open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily.  Call or go online to purchase tickets ($9.95 general admission, $7.95 seniors and children). 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine 
Sunday August 24
"An Evening On the Matanzas" COA Gala - Experience an evening with a scrumptious buffet by Chief's Garden, live entertainment by the Frank Staffi Band, cocktails, and a silent auction -- all at the beautiful River House in St. Augustine from 5:30 - 9 p.m.  This annual St. Johns County Council on Aging Gala is one of the premier social events in the Oldest City. Tickets are $75 per person; RSVP by August 15. 179 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-209-3687

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