Nature Hike, E-Publishing, Music, Spirits, Pirates, Kingfish and Art – This Weekend in St. Augustine

Saturday: July 14

GTM Research Reserve 2nd Saturday Trail Hike

A GTM Research Reserve staff and/or volunteer-led 1.5 mile walk that the entire family will enjoy. Meet at the Trailhead Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500. http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com

“E-Publishing: The Future is Now!” Workshop

A comprehensive 3-hour workshop presenting information by e-publishing professionals. Registration is $75. Workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Gamache-Koger Theatre in Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, 74 King Street. Free continental breakfast included.  http://www.fhbookfest.com

Sam Cook Tribute Concert

Patric Robinson will perform chart-topping hits made famous by Sam Cook! The show takes place at the Pioneer Barn in St. Augustine, 259 San Marco Ave, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12. 904-824-8874.  http://www.fortmenendez.com

Friday & Saturday: July 13 & 14

Spirits with Spirits 

Special Friday the 13th Paranormal Pub Tour in St. Augustine. Tickets are $17. Book online and save $2 plus your first beer is free! This 2.5-hour tour starts at 8 p.m. at 69 St. George Street. Reservations required. 904-392-7137. http://www.staugustinehistorictours.com

Pirate Superstitions Pub Crawl 

Learn about pirates in St. Augustine while enjoying your favorite brew on this special Friday the 13th Pirate Superstitions Pub Crawl. Tickets are $17. Book online and save $2 plus your first beer is free! This 2.5-hour tour starts at 8 p.m. at 69 St. George Street. Reservations required. 904-392-7137.  http://www.staugustinehistorictours.com

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: July 13, 14, 15

Kingfish Challenge

Friday is the Junior Kingfish Challenge, Tournament Registration and the Captain’s Meeting.  The main Kingfish Challenge and Backwater Challenge take place on Saturday and Sunday.  There will also be a fish fry and awards on Sunday at the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez.  For more information and registration forms, call 904-824-8324.

Susan Strock Art Exhibit

See a new exhibit of paintings by Suzanne Strock at the Gallery of the Dow Museum of Historic Houses in St. Augustine. A student of the masters, Suzanne’s work frequently captures natural light interacting with man made structures. Admission to the Gallery is free. The Gallery and Museum are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Admission to the wonderful collection of vintage houses, including one once occupied by Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew, is $8.95 for adults; $7.95 for seniors and $6.95 for students. Admission is free for children under 6. On the first Monday of each month, admission to the museum is free for St. Johns County residents. The Dow Museum of Historic Houses is located at 140 Cordova Street.

www.strockdesign.com and www.dowmuseum.com