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So Much To See & Do! Lots of Art, Flagler 125th, Film Festival, MLK Events and Nights of Lights Continues!

This Week:  Monday through Monday: January 14 – 21

So Much To See & Do! Lots of Art, Flagler 125th, Film Festival, MLK Events and Nights of Lights Continues! 3 Nights+of+Lights St. Francis Inn St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast

Nights of Lights – St. Augustine’s famed Nights of Lights illuminate the nation’s
oldest city’s historic district with the gentle glow of more than three million
tiny white lights, providing a luminous setting for an exciting agenda of holiday
events and fun through January 31. www.NightsofLights.com

2013 Annual Figure & Portrait Show – Through Jan. 27, expressions of the human form
and face lend personality to this exhibit. Artworks may include gesture drawings,
academic figure studies, formal portraits or busts and people in groups rendered
 in any style or material. The St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, 22 Marine
St., St. Augustine is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 2
 to 5 p.m.  Admission is Free. www.staaa.org

Dressing of the Palms  – Complementing Nights of Lights, the Dressing of the Palms
in the Town Center at Vilano Beach features holiday decorations adorning over 200
palm trees along Vilano Road and Coastal Highway in Vilano Beach. Through January.
Free. Vilano Beach Town Center 260 Vilano Road, St Augustine Phone: 904-540-0402

“The Meanies” Art Exhibit at Space Eight – Exhibition of mixed-media creations by
artist Jordie Hudson. Titled “The Meanies,” the exhibit takes place at the Space
 Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., in St. Augustine. Info: www.spaceeight.com

Water Taxi Nights of Lights Tours – Board the Horizons II for a relaxing Nights
of Lights tour from the water. Tickets are $39 on weeknights and $49 on weekends.
Tours depart from Vilano Beach Fishing Pier, 298 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach. www.jaxwatertaxi.com

Nights of Lights Wine and Carriage Tour – Step aboard an old-fashioned horse-drawn
carriage and meander the historic streets on this 45 minute tour. While enjoying
 the spectacular light display, indulge in a bottle of delicious boutique wine (red
or white). Tours depart from Isabella’s Cuban Bar at 19 Cuna Street, at 6, 7 and
 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $46 per person
– Adults only! 904-386-5482 www.thetastingtours.com

Hotel Ponce De Leon Carrere & Hastings Blueprint Exhibit – In commemoration of the
125th anniversary of the opening of the Ponce de Leon Hotel, historically and culturally
significant ephemera relating to the construction and early years of the Hotel Ponce
de Leon will be on display through February 22. This exhibit includes original Carrere
and Hastings and McGuire drawings and blueprints, photographs, a copy of an 1885
 map, and construction documents.  Additionally, the exhibit highlights a group
of artists who made the Hotel Ponce de Leon their seasonal home during the late
19th and early 20th centuries. Original artwork and other artifacts related to their
time in Saint Augustine will also be displayed at Flagler College’s Crisp – Ellert
Art Museum, located at 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. The museum is open Monday
through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Tuesday:  January 15

Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture – A presentation by John
 Blades titled “Amazing Things About Henry M. Flagler Very Few People Know,” this
presentation is part of the commemorative events celebrating The 125TH Anniversary
of the opening of the Ponce de Leon Hotel. Takes place at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium
at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. Admission is free.
Thursday through Sunday: January 17 – 20

Humana Challenge Weekend Honoring Bob Hope – Enjoy the World Golf Hall of Fame’s
 “Bob Hope: Shanks for the Memory” exhibit while watching the Humana Challenge,
formerly the Bob Hope Classic, in the Bob Hope Theater. Plus, there will be a scavenger
hunt with a Human Challenge Prize Pack going to the winner. Active and retired military
receive free admission to this event. Admission to the Hall of Fame, located at
1 World Golf Place off I-95 exit 323 in St. Augustine, is $19.50 adults; $18.50
seniors; $10 for students age 13 and over; and $5 for children ages 5-12. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

St. Augustine Film Festival – The 3rd Annual St. Augustine Film Festival featuring
19 films will take place on the Flagler College campus and at The Epic Theatre.
The films from Spain, Greece, Germany, France, Cameroon, India and the United States
include six comedies, four thrillers, one musical, one dance film, two 3D animated
films for kids, two documentaries and one skateboard film. A St. Augustine Film
Fest FAST Pass is available for $45 general admission and $40 for seniors and students
for admission to all the openings, films and parties for this festival. Online advance
tickets are $7 for general admission $5 for seniors; and $3 for Flagler College
students, staff and faculty. www.fliff.com
Friday: January 18

“Flight of the Butterflies 3D” Opening Night – Beginning at 6:30 p.m., The World
 Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater will celebrate the opening night of the IMAX documentary
“Flight of the Butterflies.” The evening will include a presentation on butterflies
by the University of Florida and the Florida Museum of Natural History and “A Taste
of South of the Border” courtesy of the Colorado Burrito Company. The World Golf
 Hall of Fame IMAX Theater is located at One World Golf Place, just off I-95 exit
323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfIMAX.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Friday and Saturday: January 18 & 19

New Year’s Rockin Trolley Tour – Take a musical journey back in time aboard the
New Year’s Rockin’ Trolley.  Featuring the most popular songs of each decade since
the 1920’s, the trolley tours through the historic St. Augustine amid the dazzling
Nights of Lights holiday display.  The Pink Lady hostess and leather-jacketed conductor,
characters straight out of Grease, lead guests in singing and dancing their way
through musical history.  The 35-minute tours depart at 6 and 7 p.m. from St. Augustine
Visitors Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Drive. Tickets are $9 adults and $4
children ages 6-12. 904-829-3800

Sea Your History Weekend: The American Revolution – Patriots and the Sea in a British
Colony is the theme of a special weekend presentation at the St. Augustine Lighthouse
& Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Friday from 1-3 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. -noon, there
will be special ship modeling presentations in the Anastasia Gallery. On Friday
from 3-6 p.m., join the Lighthouse archaeologists as they unlock the secrets of
long-lost artifacts from St. Augustine’s Lost Ships while children engage in the
 Science of Conservation with Lighthouse Education Staff and Betsy Bowers, deputy
director of museum education at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. On Saturday
at 9 a.m., visitors can meet and work with traditional wooden boatbuilders as they
build a boat from centuries gone by. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., every 30 minutes, Betsy
Bowers will lead interactive hands-on, family activities that will bring the past
alive for children of all ages. Weekend value pack which includes all Friday’s Lost
Ships Tours AND Saturday’s Smithsonian Family Experience is only $14 when purchased
online. www.staugustinelighthouse.org  904-829-0745
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: January 18 – 20

The Secret: The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine – Could Jews, fleeing for
their lives from Spain, have arrived with Pedro Menendez in 1565 when he founded
 the City of St. Augustine? This stunning new play by Lee Weaver features this possibility,
along with the drama of an ocean crossing, Indian and pirate attacks, religious
intolerance and an unforgettable love story. This one-person show covers 50 years
in St. Augustine as one family struggles with both survival in the New World and
 the betrayal, secrecy and bigotry of the Spanish Inquisition. Performances times
at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine are
7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $20 for general
admission; $15 for students and groups of 15 or more.   Info:www.OldFloridaMuseum.com
or 904-824-8874
Saturday: January 19

“Flight of the Butterflies 3D” Family Day – From noon to 3 p.m., The World Golf
Hall of Fame will feature a Family Day to celebrate the first weekend opening of
 the IMAX documentary “Flight of the Butterflies”. Featured activities include a
 bounce house, face painting, butterfly displays and a milkweed planting courtesy
of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater
is located at One World Golf Place, just off I-95 exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfIMAX.com

Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour – The Tolomato Cemetery is the oldest extant planned
cemetery in the State of Florida, with burials starting during the First Spanish
 Period (1565-1763).   Visitor access is limited to the 3rd Saturday of each month
when docents provide guided tours. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
The cemetery will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at 16 Cordova Street
in St. Augustine. www.tolomatocemetery.com

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Bird Walk at Fort Mose Historic State Park – Find a variety of herons, egrets, wood
storks, hawks and owls on this guided tour of Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose
 Trail in St. Augustine. Birders of all levels are invited. The event is weather
 permitting from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and is free; museum entry fee is $2 a person.
  904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
Monday: January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)

Free Entrance Day:Castillo de San Marcos – In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,the
National Park Service is offering free admission to Castillo de San Marcos. Built
by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1692, the Castillo de San Marcos is the
 oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Friday through Saturday visitors can experience
living history during Spanish Military cannon firings. The Castillo de San Marcos
is located on Avenida Menendez, overlooking Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine.

Screening of “Crossing In St. Augustine” – There will be a free screening of the
 Crossing St. Augustine, a documentary about the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.
Rev. Andrew Young, sent to St. Augustine by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was brutally
beaten by police while leading a peaceful march in 1964, and returned to tell the
story 45 years later. The Documentary begins, “with the story of a personal odyssey
that will surprise, educate and inspire viewers”. The screening takes place at 2
 p.m. at the Willie Galimore Community Center, 399 Riberia Street, St. Augustine.

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