February 10, 2014

Monday – Sunday : February 10 – 17 (Includes Presidents’ Day Weekend) 

“We the People” at the IMAX Theater – The documentary film “We the People” opens at The IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. This is a story of America’s founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped and tested them.  The magnificent buildings, monuments and memorials of Washington DC, archival imagery from America’s great museums and dramatic reenactments of key events come alive through the immortal words of Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.  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 www.worldgolfimax.com
 
Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience – 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. Augustine. www.Journey2014.com 
 
El Galeón Tour – Tour a full-sized replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon. Docked at the St. Augustine City Marina, El Galeón Andalucia 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 ship is available for tours beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Admission is $15 for adult; $8 for youth.  111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606
  
“A Stroll Through Europe” Exhibit – Through February 28, Lost Art Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings of classical European scenes.  German painters, including Mohr, Stadimayr  and Klaiberg capture the essence of Old-World charm depicting scenes of life in the country, on the hunt and in the tavern.  210 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-827-9800  www.lostartgallery.com 
 
St. Augustine Art Association 90th Anniversary Exhibition – One of the oldest arts groups in the State of Florida, the St. Augustine Art Association celebrates 90 years of championing the arts in the nation’s oldest city.  Newly acquired works from the permanent collection and a “Lost Colony” retrospective are on display through March 2.  The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St.  904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
  
Gerald Branch Exhibition – Gerald Branch is an accomplished African American artist who works in mixed media to chronicle his experiences as a black man in America. He draws on history and presents historical and emotional works of art that provoke intense involvement. Highly collectible, this artist uses his amazing skills to look more deeply into our past. The artist will be giving an informative talk Feb. 9, at 2 pm. describing his paintings and what they mean. Exhibition on display through March 4. Admission is free. Open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King St., St. Augustine. 904-825-4577  www.butterfieldgarage.com 
 
For a complete list of Valentine’s Day, eco/kayak, food, and history tours; and other events taking place on Florida’s Historic Coast this week, visit Florida’s Historic Coast Events  

Wednesday:  February 12

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmers’ 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 www.thecivicassociation.com 
 






Plaza Stroll Historic Walking Tour – St. Augustine City Walks presents a one-hour, guided walking

tour of the beautiful monuments in the city’s historic Plaza de la Constitucion.  It’s the perfect way to learn about all of the cultural influences that have left their mark here, including explorers, entrepreneurs and famous personalities.  Reservations required. The free tour departs at 4 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., St. Augustine.   904-825-0087 www.StAugustineCityWalks.com 

 





“Gathering” with the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation – At 6 p.m., the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation will host a “Gathering” at the St. Augustine Yacht Club.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with SAYC menu items available for purchase.  A guest speaker focusing on the rich past, present, and future of St. Augustine’s maritime heritage will be the highlight of the evening.  The event is open to the public and free of charge.  442 Ocean Vista Ave.  904-599-3800 staugmaritimeheritage.org

Monday – Saturday:  February 10 – 15

“The Object Tells a Story: African-American Folk Art from Florida” – Through February 28, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum new exhibition “The Object Tells a Story: African American Folk Art from Florida” brings together a selection of works by four well-know African-American vernacular artists from Florida: Alynne Harris, Mary Proctor, Ruby C. Williams and Purvis Young.  Interspersed throughout the exhibition will be objects lent by members of St. Augustine’s African American community, including paintings, quilts, dolls and ceramics, along with artwork created by students from Ketterlinus and Osceola Elementary Schools during recent workshops with Ruby C. Williams at Fort Mose Historical State Park.  The Museum is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 – 4 p.m.  48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8530 http://readme.readmedia.com/Crisp-Ellert-Art-Museum-presents-The-Object-Tells-a-Story-African-American-Folk-Art-from-Florida/7557493

Friday: February 14

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. Reservations required. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
 





“It Was A Very Good Year” by Tony Sands – Tony Sands presents his musical tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring the songs that made “Ol’ Blue Eyes” one of America’s greatest entertainers.   Performance at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez starts at 7:30 and tickets are $14 Adults and $12 Students for general admission.   259 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine.  904-824-8874 www.fortmenendez.com

Thursday – Sunday:  February 13 – 16

Limelight Theatre Presents “Butterflies are Free” – This classic comedy features a blind man who moves to San Francisco to escape his over-protective mother and soon meets a zany neighbor who teaches him things he would have never learned from mom. Showing through February 16. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25 adults; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Friday – Monday: February 14 – 17

Presidents’ Day Weekend at World Golf Hall of Fame – Special tours focus on the Presidents and their respective love affairs with golf. Guests can tour the museum to find a collection of golf stories and Presidential memorabilia, including some from 2009 Inductee Dwight D. Eisenhower and 2011 Inductee George H.W. Bush. Scavenger hunt participants can win a Hall of Fame package.  Photo opportunities with the President’s Cup trophy will be available. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.  For this event, active and retired military get $10 admission and children under 12 are free.  Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. One World Golf Place, (off I-95 exit 323) St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Saturday:  February 15

Old City Farmer’s 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

Guided Beach Exploration at Guana South Beach – Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South Beach location on A1A, 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.  1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerrbeachexploration.eventbrite.com 
 
Photography Challenge Event – Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park.  Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers select the winning photo which is then be displayed at the Visitor Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop.  There is no cost to compete.  Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist.  6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast 609-247-8146   www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoak
 

Fort Matanzas Bird Walk – Join a National Park Service volunteer for a two hour stroll to look for the many birds that call this National Monument their home. No experience is needed. Meet at the Fort Matanzas National Monument Visitor Center. Bring binoculars, sun screen, and walking shoes. The walk takes place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Admission is free.  8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. 
904-471-0116 www.NPS.gov/foma 
 

Fourth Annual Hot Foods and Spicy Blues Festival – This popular festival features international fare, cold beer (including a variety of microbrews), spicy foods from area restaurants and live musical performances. The fourth annual festival takes place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. rain or shine at the Florida Agricultural Museum.  Admission is $5.  This year’s featured act will be the Slickwood Band, known for their eclectic “Jamgrass Roots” musical style derived from Bluegrass, Jam and Folk music.  Also, the famous Banana Derby Racing Dogs & Monkeys will provide some light-hearted entertainment.    Please bring canned goods to benefit Feed Flagler.  7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast. 386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com
 
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. www.tolomatocemetery.com 
 
Changing of the Guard Ceremony – At 6:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Spanish Garrison conducts a 1740 Changing of the Guard Ceremony in the city’s Plaza de la Constitucion.   The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with two groups of soldiers marching from the Spanish Bakery — one heads north on St. George Street to the City Gate and the other group comes south on the street to the Government House where they will demonstrate Spanish military arts and explain the purpose of the Changing of the Guard.  At 6:15 p.m., after greeting the public at the City Gate, the second group of soldiers march down St. George Street to join their comrades at the Government House where the Changing of the Guard, complete with a volley of musketry, will be performed. The Garrison will then march back to the Spanish Bakery.  St. George St. and Governor’s House on the Plaza, St. Augustine. 
 
Torchlight Tours at Fort Matanzas National Monument – Spanish re-enactors conduct spectacular nighttime firings of two six-pounder reproduction cannons.  Tours will depart the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center dock at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance only at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center.  The cost is $7 per person and children 3 and under are free.  8635 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-0116 www.nps.gov/foma 

Saturday & Sunday: February 15 & 16

Arts and Crafts Festival at St. Augustine Beach Pier – A seaside display of fine art and crafts along with live music and lots of great food.  The festival takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park.  Admission is free.  350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 352-344-0657 www.tnteventsinc.com

Local Resident Specials 
NOTE: St. Johns County residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour, Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience Exhibit, and the Hotel Ponce de Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed). Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions to St. Johns County residents with valid ID.

 
For a current list of Florida resident specials, Mid-week vacation packages and other Hot Deals on Florida’s Historic Coast, visit www.floridashistoriccoast.com/listings/deals.