Great Deal for Educators, Sunset/Moonrise, Spanish Wine Festival Begins

 September 8, 2014

Monday – Sunday: September 8 – 14

Journey To The South Pacific at IMAX Theater – 
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
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 tours Monday 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’ 

Monday: September 8

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. 904-829-0745

Wednesday:  September 10

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 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 Go Get Gone playing rock-a-billy swing mixed with rock ‘n roll.  Sea Oates Cafe’ 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:  September 11

Spanish Wine Festival: Vino Veritas – Celebrate the oldest city’s outstanding Spanish culinary heritage at this City of St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Event.  Learn the secrets of authentic Spanish recipes and Spanish wine pairings from the experts. All proceeds benefit the THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club, St. Augustine and EPIC Behavioral Healthcare. The event is 6 – 8:30 p.m. at The Treasury on the Plaza – a one-of-a-kind venue was originally built in 1928 as St. Augustine’s landmark bank and provides the perfect backdrop for this grand night.  Tickets are $50 in advance online and $75 at the door. 24 Cathedral Place, St.
Women’s Studio Workshop: Meet the Artists – Meet Ann E. Kalmbach and Tana Kellner at this special 7 p.m. reception at the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Ringhaver Student Center.  Kalmbach is the Executive Director and Kellner the Creative Director of the Women’s Studio Workshop and both artists have works included in the current Hand, Voice and Vision exhibition that includes artists’ books by 36 artists published over 30 years by the Workshop. 48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine. 904-826-8530

Saturday:  September 13

Endless Summer Run at Anastasia State Park –
Cruisin’ to the Creek Car Show – See more than 400 beautifully restored and maintained vehicles from the 1920’s through the current model year including classics, muscle cars, antiques, jeeps, trucks, military vehicles, corvettes, vipers, mustangs, fire trucks and more!  Plus, all proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville. This First Coast Car Council 28th annual event also features bounce houses, face painting, free boat rides, racing boat displays, a Jet Pack Flyer demonstration, great food, music and vendors selling RV’s, 4-wheelers, motorcycles and cars.  The event is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Trout Creek Marina and admission is free. 6550 State Road 13, St. Augustine. 
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 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

Sunday:  September 14

Discover the Birds at Anastasia State Park – Led by an Anastasia State Park volunteer, this fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels.  From 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds while walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails, and other areas.  Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, and a field guide if you have one.  Meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill Pavilion.  The program is weather permitting and included in the regular admission of $8/vehicle with 2-8 occupants, $4/single-occupant vehicle, and $2/bicyclist or walker. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-461-2033