Florida Heritage Book Festival, Educator Appreciation Days Continue, Art Exhibits, Lost Skills Workshop, Final Music by the Sea Concert, Uptown Sat Night, and Ken Griffey Sr! What a Week!

 September 22, 2014

Monday – Sunday: September 22- 28

Educator Appreciation Days at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – The original Ripley’s Believe It or Not! hosts Educator Appreciation days for teachers from Sept. 2 – Oct. 19. Teachers are admitted free of charge and guests receive a 50% discount on tickets at this popular St. Augustine attraction. 19 San Marco Avenue. 904-824-1606 https://www.facebook.com/saintaugustineripleys
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’sHistoricCoast.com/events

Monday – Thursday: September 22 – 25

The Maze Runner at the IMAX Theater–  www.worldgolfimax.com

Monday – Friday, September 22 – 26

Courtney Asztalos: Bourbon Street Exhibition – From 6 – 9 p.m., the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College hosts the opening of artist Courtney Asztalos’ exhibition titled “Bourbon Street.” The exhibit features photographs, screen grabs and an artists’ book that explores the mysterious histories and alluring tourism of New Orleans. The exhibit will be open through October 18. 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 www.flagler.edu/crispellert; http://readme.readmedia.com/CEAM-presents-Countney-Asztalos-Bourbon-Street/9644947
Hand, Voice and Vision Exhibition – Artists’ books by 36 artists published over 30 years by the Women’s Studio Workshop are featured at the opening of this new exhibit at The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College. The exhibit is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential book artists in America. The opening is from 5 – 9 p.m. 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 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Tuesday – Sunday, September 23 – 28

St. Augustine Art Association’s Annual Fall Members’ Show –  www.staaa.org

Tuesday – Thursday, September 23 – 25

Lost Skills Workshop Series – Learn lost skills from the past in this series of workshops presented by the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in cooperation with local artisans. Each workshop creates a hands-on, skills-sharing experience that encourages creativity. Each workshop is from 6-8 p.m. in the Amphitheatre’s newly-renovated Catering Room and all materials are included in the registration fee. Sept. 23: Wild Edibles Forage & Apothecary  presented by Southern Roots Apothecary and Green Harmony Aromatherapy. $20 per person (sold out); Sept. 24: Fermented Beverages, presented by Small Batch Farms $25 per person (sold out); Sept. 25: Natural Dye presented by The Conservatoire. $25; Next week’s workshops include Sept. 30: Fermented Vegetables presented by The Present Moment Cafe. $25 (sold out); Oct. 2: Leather Smithing presented by Silverfox Leather Shop. $50. 1340 A1A South 904-349-5638 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Wednesday:  September 24

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmer’s Market located at the oceanside 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  – This final season performance of Music by the Sea Concert Series live concert performed by Phoenix playing classic rock takes place from 7 – 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion. Sunset Grille 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 www.thecivicassociation.org

Thursday:  September 25

Baseball Great Ken Griffey, Sr. Dinner – Hear baseball legend Ken Griffey, Sr. discuss his career as part of the Big Red Machine of the mid-1970s – plus, enjoy a fabulous dinner, drinks and raffle. Griffey headlines Flagler College’s Crimson and Gold Banquet (6 p.m. social and silent auction; 7 p.m. dinner) in the former Hotel Ponce de Leon’s elegant dining room. Griffey helped lead the Reds to two World Series championships (1975 and 1976), finished his career with a .296 batting average, 152 home runs and 200 stolen bases. Tickets are $75 each and proceeds benefit Flagler College’s athletic program. Call for tickets. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6205

Thursday – Saturday:  September 24 – 27

The Florida Heritage Book Festival &Writers Conference – Florida’s rich and colorful literary heritage is celebrated at a series of workshops, presentations and readings. Meet award-winning authors, fellow book lovers and publishing professionals. Best-selling author Robin Cook (author of Coma and 27 other New York Times bestsellers) will be honored at the festival’s Literary Legends Awards banquet.   Admission is free to Saturday’s book festival at Flagler College in St. Augustine. The two-day Writers Conference will be held Thursday and Friday at Flagler College, 74 King Street. On Friday evening, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Convention Center will be the location of the Literary Legends banquet. 500 S. Legacy Trail, (I-95 exit 323) St. Augustine 904-940-0194 www.fhbookfest.com

Saturday:  September 27

Fort Mose: Colonial Children Story Time and Crafts – From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,, children visiting Fort Mose State Park will learn about what life was like for African children living at Fort Mose in 1738. Storytellers will share the adventures of children whose families found freedom by fleeing to Spanish Florida from British colonies to the north. Children will also have an opportunity to make their own Spanish colonial crafts, learn about flint lock muskets and drill with the Spanish soldiers who defended Fort Mose. The event is free. 15 Fort Mose Trail St. Augustine 904-823-2232

Smithsonian Museum Day at The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – Admission is free to the St. Augustine Lighthouse &Museum for visitors who print their tickets in advance from the Smithsonian Museum Day website. The Lighthouse is open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Regular price admission is $9.95 Adults; $7.95 Children and Seniors. (Children must be 44″ tall to climb the Lighthouse.) 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org
Smithsonian Museum Day at the World Golf Hall of Fame – Admission is free to the World Golf Hall of Fame for visitors who print their tickets in advance from the Smithsonian Museum Day website. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at World Golf Village. Open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. Sunday. One World Golf Pl. St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Smithsonian Museum Day at Ximenez-Fatio House – Admission is free to the historic Ximenez-Fatio House Museum for visitors who print their tickets in advance from the Smithsonian Museum Day website. The museum is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Built in 1798, the house presents historic Florida lifestyles portrayed through the re-creation of its role as a boarding house. Regular admission is $7 adults; $15 family; $5 student, senior, & military.   20 Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-829-3575 www.ximenezfatiohouse.org
Uptown Saturday Night – From 5 – 9 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month, experience live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more at the galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking. 904-823-9263.
The Downtown Bazaar – The Downtown Bazaar is held on the last Saturday of every month from 6-10 p.m. on the grounds of the Colonial Quarter. The event is open to the public and includes a free concert, art show, magician, face painters a flag raising ceremony and more. Come check out what’s behind the walls of the Colonial Quarter…you’re sure to have an inspiring evening. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-315-7454 http://www.thedowntownbazaar.com
EMMA Concert Performance – Swingle Singers perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. For half a century, the Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of what the human voice can achieve. Their vocal agility and blend, combined with captivating showmanship, continues to thrill audiences around the globe. Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for students and children. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine www.emmaconcerts.com  904-797-2800 

Sunday:  September 28

Plant-A-Poem Workshop and Reading – Arrive with a poem seed and cultivate it in an hour with miracle grow from the Ancient City Poets.   The workshop is 1:45 – 3 p.m. at The Gallery Cafe, 1974 US 1 (in the OLD Staples Plaza) in St. Augustine. $10 per person includes endless coffee and sweet treats. Following the workshop go to City Coffee located at 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd) from 3 – 5 p.m., for a free open mic poetry reading. 904-501-0043 www.bodor.org
Music in the Box – Live acoustic music by Aslyn and the Naysayers, a local trio playing folk and bluegrass music will be on stage at Limelight Theatre’s studio space. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. Admission $5. Refreshments available for purchase. 904-825-1164 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine https://www.facebook.com/events/1460294280918054/?ref=22