Monday – Monday : November 4 – 11 (Including Veterans Day)

New World in the Eyes of Explorers Exhibit  – www.StAugustine-450.com
 
Art Dorks Rise’ Art Exhibit at space:eight gallery – www.spaceeight.com  
 
Viva Florida Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association – Florida’s 500th Anniversary year concludes with this popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery. The exhibited works celebrate the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. 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

Monday & Thursday: November 4 & 7

Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West at the IMAX Theater –  www.worldgolfimax.com

Monday – Friday: November 4 – 8

The Chess Project Exhibition www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Tuesday – Friday:  November 6 – 8

“Watercolors of the World by Brad Bennett” – www.stjohnsculture.com

Tuesday:  November 5 

Salt Air Farmer’s Market – Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com 
 
Sunset Sailing Aboard Sirenia – Feel your worries melt away on this 2-hour journey into the estuary surrounding the nation’s oldest city.  Take in views of St. Augustine’s historic bayfront as a romantic sunset colors the sky.  Your Captain will do the work or let you try your hand at sailing, otherwise you can relax as the world passes you by. The tour leaves from the St. Augustine Marina. Reservations Required. Special rate:  Buy 1 ticket full price at $50/adult and get $10 off 2nd adult ticket!  Tour time is 3:45 p.m.  111 Avenida Menendez
                        
Music Masters Lecture and Performance – EMMA and Flagler College host a Music Masters lecture from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College with Nick Curry, Cello with the Trio Florida. The program will include Dvorak’s Dumky Trio as well as a piano Trio by pianist Gary Smart who will talk about how he composed this work and his inspirations for writing the piece. The compositional details surrounding Dvorak’s trio will be discussed. Admission is $6 at the door. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

Wednesday:  November 6

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market  – Farmer’s Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park on St. Augustine Beach, 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.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 

First Wednesdays Lightner Museum Tours – Lightner Museum curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum’s eclectic relics. This themed interactive tour changes monthly and is designed to give participants an opportunity to talk with the curator and to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   The curator tour begins at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the museum. The tour is included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for under 12. 75 King St. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
 
Discover First America Program – “Secrets of the Spanish Colonial Archives” marks the official debut of the Catholic Diocese digital archives developed by Professor Michael Francis of the University of South Florida in collaboration with Vanderbilt University. The program also provides a sneak peek at the foods and wines available at Colonial Quarter’s Spanish Mercado along with demonstrations of Spanish cuisine. In addition, the Colonial Quarter’s Picolata Players will preform. This program is sponsored by the Colonial Quarter and held in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is free. St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees.
14 Granada St.  www.Staugustine-450.com

Thursday – Sunday: November 7 – 10

9th Annual Florida Literary Arts “Other Words” Conference – This year’s conference focuses on “Writing Florida: The First 500 Years”. The weekend features panels, readings, workshops and an independent book fair, all focused around the unique literary landscape of historic and contemporary Florida. All nightly conference readings start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The readings include poets, novelists, and memoirists, Mark Powell, Gianna Rosso, D. K Roberts, Campbell McGrath, and Rhonda Riley.   The workshops which include screenwriting, poetry,, non-fiction, and fiction require registration. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-6481 www.floridarts.org
 
Limelight Theatre Presents “Bad Seed” – Written by Maxwell Anderson, “Bad Seed” is set in a small southern town where a penmanship contest and a child’s drowning combine to create a memorable mystery thriller. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org

Thursday: November 7

A Tale of Two Black Boys – Dr. Elijah Anderson, Professor of Sociology, Yale University, presents “Trayvon and Emmett: A Tale of Two Black Boys” at 7 p.m. in Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. The lecture is part of the speaker series Race and the South: St. Augustine in Context, presented by the Flagler College Ideas and Images program marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The lecture is free and open to the public. 14 Granada Street  904-819-6282 www.flagler.edu/our-community 
 
Filmmaker Josh Gibson at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum – Josh Gibson, Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, discusses his three most recent films, “Kudzu Vine”, “Light Plate” and “Nile Perch” at 7 p.m. at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. In the past three years, his films have won 14 major festival awards. His film “Nile Perch” is one of the 15 finalists for Cinema Eye Honors’ Best Short documentary of 2013. Free Admission. 48 Sevilla St. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Friday – Sunday: November 8 – 10

6th Annual Pirate Gathering – Three days of pirate fun and history in the nation’s oldest city! Enjoy historic exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade and pirate battles. The events take place at Francis Field, Colonial Quarter, on the bayfront and along Orange St. in downtown St. Augustine. Admission to Francis Field is “A-Buck-an-ear” ($2) for adult/child. 29 West Castillo Dr. 904-824-4997 www.pirategathering.com

Friday: November 8

Passion Pit with Two Door Cinema Club, The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia – Indie pop band Passion Pit performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The performance will feature special guests The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) Tickets range from $33 – $42.50. 1320 A1A South  904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com

 

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 time 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.  904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com

 

Magic at Colonial Quarter – Mayhem de Magnifico and crew perform a kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. 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

Saturday – Monday: November 9 -11

Veterans Day Weekend at Castillo de San Marcos – In honor of those who have served the U.S. military, the National Parks Service is offering free admission to the Castillo de San Marcos for the weekend. Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1695, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. On Friday and Saturday, visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings from 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. The Castillo de San Marcosoverlooks Matanzas Bay. 1 S. Castillo Dr.
904-829-6506 www.NPS.gov/casa
 
Veterans Day/Month at the World Golf Hall of Fame – This Saturday through Monday,   Veterans and their dependents receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Through the rest of November, all active duty military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission. There will be special scavenger hunts and exhibits highlighting golf’s relationship with the military. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org

Saturday: November 9
Old City Farmers Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.

 
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.   There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
 
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours – Bring Fido 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. Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
Maximo’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration – The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park celebrates the 10th anniversary of the arrival of Maximo at the park. The giant saltwater crocodile continues to be one of the park’s most popular residents. The celebration includes prizes, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and give aways. Meet St. Augustine-native Nascar driver Scott Lagasse Jr. from noon – 3 p.m. Outback Steakhouse will provide small bites from Down Under from noon – 2 p.m. The park is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $22.95 Adults; Children $11.95 (ages 3 – 11). Scouts in uniform get free admission.
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-824-3337 www.alligatorfarm.com
 
Justin Moore Concert – Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2009,” Justin Moore performs with Randy Hauser and Josh Thompson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets range from $24.50 – $50. 1320 A1A South  904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
EMMA Concert: New Directions Veterans Choir – The New Directors Veterans Choir, an award-winning a cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the U.S. military, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $30. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.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 
 
Comedy at Colonial Quarter – The Picolata Players perform a comedy hi-jinks. The show begins at 8 p.m. under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter. 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: November 10

Lincolnville Farmer’s Market  – Eddie Vickers Park hosts the farmers market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Every Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. www.LincolnvilleFarmersMarket.com 
 
Music in the Gardens – From 1 – 4 p.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates Veterans Day with the grand opening of their new stage. The Veteran’s Day Appreciation Concert will feature Tim Rippey, a highly-acclaimed vocalist who entertains with country, easy listening, and more. There will be a silent auction, refreshments through a Bake Sale and plant enthusiasts will be able to purchase plants. Free Admission. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
 
Old City Music Fest – Musical performances featuring classic rock band Kansas, Uncle Kracker, John Anderson, Bush Hawg and Morgan Frazier will headline the day’s concert at the St. Augustine Flea Market. This exciting day of great music, food and people will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in their mission to honor and empower wounded service members. Pre-sale tickets are $25 general admission and $75 VIP seating. Military discounts available. 2495 SR 207 at I-95, St. Augustine www.oldcitymusicfest.com
 
“Hansel & Gretel” A Fairy Tale Opera – A fairy tale opera for the whole family will be performed at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The Grimm Brothers’ story will be sung in English by professional singers along with The St. Augustine Youth Chorus.  Special Family Tickets are $50 (2 adults, 2 children) or Adults: $25; Students with ID $10. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-417-5555 www.firstcoastopera.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 Restaurant – A theatrical performance of “Check, Please”, combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant 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. 102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com

Monday: November 11 – Veteran’s Dsy

Veterans Day Ceremony at Francis Field – The Veterans Day Ceremony at St. Augustine’s Francis Field is hosted by the Veterans Council of St. Johns County and the Florida National Guard. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.and there will be two minutes of firing at 10:59 a.m. to simulate the constant barrage that ceased on 11/11/1918. There will be re-enactors, static displays of military vehicles and over 20 Color Guards. 11 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.450military.org

 
Veterans Day Memorial at St. Augustine Beach – The City of St. Augustine Beach will host an observance to honor our veterans from 3 – 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park Veterans’ Memorial (behind the police station). The ceremony will be led by City of St. Augustine Beach Vice-Mayor Rich O’Brien, and will include an honor guard, bagpipers, Veterans groups and special guest speakers. Refreshments will be served. 2200 A1A South
 
Veteran’s Day Ecology Tour – Jump aboard St. Augustine Eco Tour’s research vessel to explore beautiful 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 for adults, $30 for kids ages 12 & under or $175 for a private tour.  Departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and reservations are required.
111 Avenida Menendez  (904) 377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com