5/29/2012

June 2: Drake's Raid re-enactment | StAugustine.com

June 2: Drake's Raid re-enactment | StAugustine.com



English raiders under the command of the infamous Sir Francis Drake will rampage through the streets of St. Augustine on June 2 in a re-enactment of the raid of 1586.

Conducted by Searles Buccaneers and St. Augustine’s Men of Menendez, the re-enactment provides an up-close look at what it was like for St. Augustine's residents to defend their city against overwhelming odds.

On June 6, 1586, Drake's 23 ships and 2,000 Englishmen attacked the city with cannon from Anastasia Island. The next day, they stormed through the streets and burned St. Augustine to the ground.

The re-enactment will feature a 16th century encampment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., from San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine.

The encampment, which will be open to the public, will feature military drills and period skill demonstrations. St. Johns County residents with ID are admitted free.

At 7 p.m., a sacking and burning of the town re-enactment will begin at the City Gates on Saint George Street and will continue down to the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place.
Call the Fountain of Youth at 829-3168 or go to www.DrakesRaid.com.

5/25/2012

Memorial Day Weekend Events in St. Augustine


Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday: May 25-28

40th Annual National Beach Paddle Tennis Championship

Watch or compete during this exciting championship. On Friday, the Mixed Doubles Tournament takes place at Treaty Park on Wildwood Drive off S.R. 207. On Saturday and Sunday, play continues at the Park and begins on the Beach and at Ron Parker Park. The tournament concludes with the Finals for all Divisions on the Beach. There will also be a Kids Tournament and Paddle Tennis Clinics conducted during the course of the weekend. Paddle clinics, the kid's tournaments and spectator admission are free. Entry fees for play varies. Check out our Facebook page at 40th National Beach Paddle Tennis Tournament. For more information, call 800-727-4656 or email paddletennissa@gmail.com.  

Memorial Day Weekend Sailing Aboard the Freedom

Freedom, St. Augustine's beautiful schooner, will be sailing daily throughout the Memorial Day Weekend. Trips depart daily from the City Marina at 12:15 p.m. for a two-hour sail and at 6:15 p.m. for a sunset sail. Plus, two additional excursions on Sunday - 2:45 p.m. two-hour sail ($35 for adults; $25 for kids ages 2-12. drinks included) and 8:45 p.m. 75-minute Twilight sail ($35 per person, drinks included). For reservations, call 904-810-1010.

Men in Black III: An Imax 3D Experience at World Golf Hall of Fame

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles in the third installment of this popular Hollywood franchise. Agent Jay (Will Smith) travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with a younger version of Agent Kay to stop an evil alien from destroying the future. Showing through July 2. The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX 3D Theatre is located at 1 World Golf Place, off I-95 Exit 323. For more information, visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com .


Saturday: May 26

Living History Days at Fort Mose

Experience living history demonstrations as volunteers in period dress offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past. Program is weather permitting.The demonstrations take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. For more information, call 904.823.2232 or visit  www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

Uptown Saturday Night

From 5 to 9 p.m., 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. For more information, call 904.823.9263.

Sunday: May 27

Colby Caillat & Gavin DeGraw Concert

Head over to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for a soulful performance featuring pop/rock artists Gavin DeGraw and Colby Caillat. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South in St. Augustine. The doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $27.50 to $57.50. For more information, visit  www.staugamphitheatre.com



Monday: May 28

Memorial Day Concert in the Plaza

Bring your chair and enjoy a special Memorial Day Concert in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitucion. From 1 to 4 p.m., sit and enjoy the cool breezes under a canopy of live oaks as you enjoy live entertainment performed by St. Augustine Jazz Society. For more information about this free concert and the summer Plaza Concert Series schedule, visit www.plazaconcerts.com

5/23/2012

Music by the Sea: 10th Anniversary Concert Tonight



10th Anniversary Concert Tonight - Special Start Time 6:30 pm

Our free Music by the Sea Concert Series celebrates it's 10th anniversary tonight with a very special concert loaded with surprises. Come early and stay late as tonight's show starts at 6:30 pm  and will last until 9:30 pm -  The concert will showcase classic rock from the 60's and 70's and will feature THREE different acts.  "This show will include a couple of very special guests and will be a real treat for our patrons" according to Executive Vice President Bill Jones.  "It's so exciting to be celebrating a decade of hard work and great fun at the Pier Park and Pavilion. This weeks signature meal will be provided by The Purple Olive.   This year's concert series is sponsored by TD Bank and The Bailey Group.  There will also be pre-concert fun and prizes as we welcome the WYRE - FM Skybox. WYRE will be broadcasting live from the Pier Park each Wednesday from 5 until 7 pm.  Special thanks go out to General Manager Bob ONeil and the staff at the Hilton Historic Bayfront for their help with housing our bands.   Click here for the complete Music by the Sea Concert and Restaurant Schedule.


5/22/2012

Resort Fees - No Way!

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ROMANZA - UPCOMING EVENTS



"Romanza"in Italian, is a love affair Here, Romanza is a love affair with St. Augustine. It's a collection of unforgettable experiences in music, dance, visual arts, theater and cuisine, all steeped in this truly unique historical setting.
"Romanza"in Spanish, is a love song a chorus of voices celebrating St. Augustine's rich cultural legacy, natural and architectural beauty, unparalleled history and creative energy.
"Romanza"in Spanish St. Augustine means Music, Dance, Theatre, Art & Cuisine
Romanza attracts local, regional and international audiences by featuring headliners and an exceptional cast of regional and emerging stars. Venues include traditional auditoriums as well as a collection of unique historic and cultural spaces most within comfortable walking distance.
Just finished:  
Romanza Week (May 14-20, 2012) kicked-off four years celebrating St. Augustine as "the oldest continually occupied European Settlement in the Continental United States", leading up to the City's 450th birthday in 2015.
Over three dozen organizations presented over 50 productions & exhibitions in a week-long extravaganza to help kick off St. Augustine's Anniversary Years, 2012-2015. 
What's Next:
Oct-Dec 2012           Ancient City Mosaic/450 Local Artists Exhibit     Visitor Info Ctr
October 20, 2012     Spanish Constitution Celebration                      Government House
October 2012           Intl Spanish Wine & Food Festival                     Visitor Info Ctr & Promenade
And in 2013:
New World in the Eyes of Explorers
Spanish Royal Visit (Invited)
Ponce de Leon Mass & Celebration
Gathering & Healing Ceremony
Maritime Heritage Festival
Picasso Exhibit

5/17/2012

Romanza, Street Fair, Taste of the Beach, Sea Turtle Festival, and an Anniversary!


Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 

May 18-20

Romanza

Celebrate St. Augustine, the oldest continuously-occupied city in the continental United States, with a full weekend of colorful entertainment. Weekend highlights include Saturday's Fire of Flamenco, featuring Tampa Bay Flamenco, in the courtyard of the Columbia Restaurant on Hypolita Street (free admission). Also free on Saturday is Romanza's Spain Bicentennial Parade and Celebration featuring hundreds of costumed participants, live Latin music, Spanish dancers and dignitaries. The parade and celebration take place on St. George Street and in the Plaza de la Constitucion. Romanza ends on Sunday with Latin Beauty and Music at the Fountain of Youth Park. This event features Latin bands, Hispanic folk dancers, and the Latin Beauty Queens. Admission is $8. For more details and a complete listing of events, go to www.Romanzastaugustine.org

Saturday: May 19

Tolomato Cemetery Tours

Come explore the historic markers at the oldest extant cemetery in Florida. The self-guided and docent led tours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. TheTolomato Cemetery, an historic cemetery is located on Cordova Street, the site of an earlier Franciscan Indian mission (Our Lady of Guadalupe of the Tolomato) in St Augustine. Burials officially ceased in 1884. Visits are free of charge, but visitors are encouraged to offer a donation.  All money goes to the preservation and restoration of the cemetery. For more information, visit www.tolomatocemetery.com
 

Romanza! Lincolnville Street Fair

Visit the Lincolnville Street Fair for music, art and more. Sponsored by Cyprian's Center for the Expressive Arts, this promises an artistic immersion into the cultural and history and arts that are a very important part of St. Augustine's Lincolnville neighborhood.  www.FirstCoastOpera.com    904-829-8828

Sunday: May 20

Taste of the Beach

Take a nibble from the signature dishes of the finest restaurants in St. Augustine Beach at this annual 'taste-fest". The crowd and judges get to pick the coveted "Best of the Beach" restaurant at the end of the evening. Admission is free and taste tickets sell for $1 each. Sample the signature dishes of more than 15 of the island's favorite restaurants. The Taste of St. Augustine Beach takes place from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion located at 350 A1A Beach Blvd. For more information, call 904-347-8007 or visit www.thecivicassociation.org
 

Sea Turtle Festival

Grab the family and head to the downtown St. Augustine City Marina for a fun filled afternoon! Children can earn a prize for completing a series of education activities where they'll learn about sea turtles, birds, dolphins and more!  Shoppers will love the unique selection of arts, crafts, and goods provided by local artisans where you can shop at individual vendor booths or try your luck in the silent auction. The Sea Turtle Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Marina, located at 111 Avenida Menendez (at the base of the bridge of Lions). For more information, visit www.keepersofthecoast.org.
 


Alligator Farm's 119th Anniversary

Head over to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park to celebrate their 119th anniversary. The farm opened in 1893 and over the years has become a world class zoological park. In addition to their exciting exhibits, hundreds of nesting coastal birds are now on the property - perfect for photos! Plus, just mention Alligator Farm Day to the staff at the TouCantina snack bar and receive a free bag of popcorn! For more information, call 904.824-3337 or go to www.alligatorfarm.com   
 

St. Augustine Chorus Performs Four Rebels with a Cause

Enjoy this enlightening performance which features works from composers that changed the way we think about music. Featured compositions include "In Ecclesiis" by Giovanni Gabrielli; "Chorus and Finale" (from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) by Richard Wagner; "Symphony of Psalms" by Igor Stravinsky and "Chichester Psalms" by Leonard Bernstein. The performance will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Ancient City Baptist Church located on Sevilla Street in St. Augustine. For more information and ticket prices, visit www.StAugustineCommunityChorus.org

5/11/2012

Free Day in Colonial Market: Saturday, May 12, 2012!

A Free Way to Spend Your Day!



May 12, 2012 - May 12, 2012
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Colonial Spanish Quarter living history museum will host a Colonial Market open to ALL TIME TRAVELERS on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Looking for locally grown produce? Want to pet a little pig or Penny the goat? Do buzzing bees make better honey? Browse the wares of artisans who will be demonstrating and selling colonial crafts.

Members of the living history community who have colonial crafts to demonstrate or sell are very welcome to set up and show the products of their efforts with visitors and guests. There will also be music and theatre troupes performing at the colonial market.

The event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $1.00 per person and just a short walk from the Visitors Information Center and municipal parking facility. For more information contact Catherine Culver at 904-825-6830.


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5/10/2012

Music Lovers! Make Your Plans Now!


Upcoming events at St. Augustine Amphitheatre   
Head to www.staugamphitheatre.com for all of the details. 

Stay with us the night of the concert and receive 10% off your stay and 20% off our delicious picnic basket! *
 
5/16 - Wilco - Tickets are $46.50
5/27 - Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw - Tickets are $57.50 , 42.50, 37.50, and $27.50 
6/8 - ZZ Top with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson - Tickets are  $124.50, $74.50 and $49.50
6/29 - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Tickets are $124.00, $79.00, $64.00, $49.00, & $29.00 
7/1 - Boston - Tickets are $125.00, $69.50, $59.50, & $39.50 
7/18 - 311 & Slightly Stoopid - Tickets are $55.00, $50.00, & $45.00 
7/27 - Dukes of September - Tickets are $48, $68 and $88
7/28 - Yes with Procol Harum - Tickets are $75, $55, $45, & $35  
8/25 - Fresh Beat Band - Tickets are $39.50 & $29.50
8/30 - Sublime with Rome, Cypress Hill and Pepper - Tickets are $49.50, $39.50 and $29.50
9/6 - Train - Tickets are $65, $59.50 and $39.50
9/21 - Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson plays Thick As Brick 1&2 - Tickets are $69.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50

* You must mention the concert at the time of booking - 10% discount available for the night of the concert and any additional nights purchased at the same time for the same stay.  Picnic Basket must be ordered at time of booking.  No other offers or discounts may be used with these special concert deals.

5/09/2012

Alligator Farm, TPC Sawgrass, FREE MINI-GOLF, and MORE


Friday: May 11

Parents' Night Out

Let the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park entertain your kids (ages 5-12) from 6-10 p.m. with pizza, crafts, hand-on animal presentations, zoo tour, games and fun! $25 for members; $30 for non-members. Pre-registration required, call Katie at 904.824.3337, x29.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: May 11-14

THE PLAYERS Championship 

The game's greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass - THE PLAYERS Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach.THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA TOUR members as "their" championship tournament. It features one of the most coveted titles in professional golf, the strongest field of competitors and the richest purse. Previous winners of THE PLAYERS Championship include K.J. Choi in 2011, Tim Clark in 2010, Henrik Stenson in 2009, Sergio Garcia in 2008, Phil Mickelson in 2007, Stephen Ames in 2006, Fred Funk in 2005, and many other greats.  In addition to practice rounds Monday through Wednesday, this year's schedule includes Executive Women's Day on Monday; Community Day on Tuesday, Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday and THE PLAYERS Championship competition rounds Thursday through Sunday.  Television coverage will be aired live on the Golf Channel from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with NBC Sports picking up weekend coverage from 2 to 7 p.m. each day.  www.pgatour.com or call 800-741-3161

Free Mini-Golf

From Friday thru Monday, the mini golf course operated by Ripley's at the St. Augustine City Marina will be free for everyone to play. Bayfront Mini Golf will be open from 9:a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. For more information, kkiff@ripleys.com


Saturday: May 12

Historic Weapons Demonstrations at Fort Matanzas

Take the National Park Service's ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life at Fort Matanzas - the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.  From 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at the fort.  Admission is free.  Fort Matanzas National Monument is located on A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.  For more information, call 904.471.0116 or visit www.nps.gov/foma

National Miniature Golf Day at Adventure Landing

Adventure Landing will celebrate National Miniature Golf Day by offering a free Miniature Golf Season Pass ($59.99 value) to the first 100 guests that purchase a round of golf! Other discounts, Activities and special offers will be available throughout the day. Adventure Landing is located at 2780 SR 16 (At the entrance to the St. Augustine Premium Outlet Mall). Admission to the park is $7 click here

Annual Dine on the Wild Side

Explore the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and enjoy a complete BBQ or vegetarian dinner and lively entertainment at this annual event that helps to raise funds for HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Dine on the Wild Side is from 6 to 9 p.m., but come early to enjoy the park and then stay all evening to participate in a guided tour of the bird rookery to view thousands of birds including endangered wood storks. Bring your camera for unique photographic opportunities! When the park closes to the general public, the wild fun begins. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Boulevard in St. Augustine. For ticket prices and more information, call 904-692-1777 or visit www.hawkewildlife.org.

Saturday and Sunday: May 12 & 13

Roger Bansemer's Landscape Painting Journey Workshop

Take advantage of a special workshop led by Roger Bansemer, one of today's most insightful artists and host of PBS series Painting & Travel. Roger's Landscape Painting Journey workshop will take place at the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery, located at 22 Marine Street in St. Augustine. The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and the cost is $275 per person. For more information, call 904-824-2310 or visit www.staaa.org/education

Mother's Day Eco Tour

Celebrate mom by taking her on a relaxing 2-hour sail aboard the stable Sirenia (named after the endangered manatee). Hop on the 3:45 trip and be done in time to treat mom to a special dinner in beautiful, historic St. Augustine. Have the boat all to yourselves for $250 (up to 6 people) or pay $45 per passenger with mention of this ad. You can't go wrong on this peaceful, professionally guided sail! Call (904) 377-7245 for reservations or visit www.staugustineecotours.com

5/03/2012

GAMBLE ROGERS FESTIVAL, CULTURAL EXPOSITION, ART WALK, THE FRAY, BIG WEEKEND EVENTS!


Friday: May 4

First Friday Art Walk

Exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries!  Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district - or go on your own self-guided art walk.  Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

Born of the Sun

This new exhibit featuring the works of Mark and Phillip Estlund opens at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College. The opening features a reception from 5-9 p.m. Born of the Sun will remain on exhibit through June 22. The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum is located at 48 Sevilla Street, For more information, call 904.826.8530.

Amiro Art & Found

One of the newest galleries on St. Augustine's Aviles Street, Amiro Art & Found will feature a free opening reception from 5-9 p.m. Located at 9C Aviles Street, the gallery's opening will feature Mary Jo Snell, a Primitive Folk Art doll designer and maker. For more information, call 904-824-8460 or go to www.amiroartandfound.com

The Fray in Concert

The Fray performs hits from their February 2012 album release Scars and Stories. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, located at 1340 C A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets range from $28.50 to $59.50. For more information, visit St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: May 4-6

Culturally La Florida: Spain's New World Legacy

Experience this city-wide cultural exposition with demonstrations, traditions, folklore, music, lectures, and performances. As part of the educational and cultural programming to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de Leon's 1513 discovery of La Florida, Flagler College, Florida Humanities Council, Florida's Historic Coast and the City of St. Augustine will host this exciting celebration that commemorates and educates about the cultural and heritage influences since the time of Florida's earliest Spanish settlements. Presentations include archeology; culture and art, religion, maritime history, cattle ranching, cannon firings, early settlements, food ways, folk life and many other topics. Admission is FREE to all of the events, but when seating is limited, access will be decided on the basis of first-come, first-served. For a complete list of presentations, go to www.CulturallyLaFlorida.com

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival

The very best in folk and Americana music will be presented at this annual three-day celebration of the music, stories and dance that made Gamble Rogers famous.  This year, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival performances will take place at a St. Augustine Amphitheatre. On Friday evening enjoy First Friday Art Walk, where various galleries in downtown St. Augustine will host festival performers and there will be a stage set up at the city marina located at the base of the Bridge of Lions. Then on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. performers will take to several stages throughout the day at the Amphitheatre. Tickets will be available for single venue shows and in a variety of packages including an all-access weekend pass. For more information, call 904.794.4163 or visit www.gamblerogersfest.org.


Saturday: May 5

Kentucky Derby Social

Wooden sculpture artist, Phillipe Guillerm hosts "Derby and Dinner" at Casa Monica Hotel. Hat contests, art exhibit and Mint Juleps are part of the fare. The social is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova Street, St. Augustine. Tickets are $25. For more details, call 904-819-6006

Culturally La Florida - Great Southern Cracker Roadshow

Have a foot-stomping, knee-slapping good time at the South's sensational Great Southern Cracker Roadshow! This lives stage performance feature homegrown Crackers, pure picking bluegrass music, homespun folklore and a mess of surprises. Admission is FREE! The roadshow is from 5-7p.m. at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. www.CrackerRoadshow.com

Culturally La Florida - Native and Heritage Foodways Seminar

This engaging seminar explores how Henry Flagler ensured a broad and artistic culinary experience for his guests at the Hotel Ponce de Leon by incorporating local foods, customs, and unique recipes.  Illustrates how the Farm-to-Table movement provides opportunities for area farmers. The Foodways seminar takes place from 7-9 p.m. at Flagler College Dining Room, 74 King Street, St. Augustine. Seating is limited.

Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse

Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine - the top of the Lighthouse!  This special event 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.  The tour is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue.  Check for times. Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members.  Reservations are required.  For more information, visit www.StAugustineLighthouse.org, or to reserve a spot, call 904.829.0745.

Full Moon Sail

Sail beneath the huge, silvery moon aboard the beautiful Schooner Freedom. This special moonlit cruise will depart the St. Augustine City Marina at 8:45 p.m. and return at 10 p.m. Live guitar music, complimentary sodas, wine and been included in the $35 ticket. Day ($35) and sunset ($45) sails on Friday, Saturday and Sundays. For reservations, call 904.810.1010.
 

Treasure Chest Quest

Yield to your inner pirate and go sailing with the crew of the Black Raven on a quest to capture Blackbeard's Treasure Chest. The Black Raven will exchange cannon fire with Queen Anne's Revenge while children learn proper sword play techniques in anticipation of a boarding. If you're brave enough, there will booty for all! And if you're not, you're sure to capture a lifetime of memories.  The Black Raven sails from St. Augustine Marina on this quest at 12:15 and 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $34.95 for adults and seniors, $24.95 for children. For more information, call 877-578-5050 or go to www.PirateShipBlackRaven.com


 

Saturday and Sunday: May 5 & 6

Catamaran Eco Tour

Set Sail on the Sirenia! Hop aboard the 27-foot catamaran named after Florida's official state marine mammal - the manatee. 2 hours is the perfect amount of time to cruise the estuary in search of wildlife and take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the Matanzas River. Lay on the trampoline to catch some rays or watch the Captain work the sails - the choice is yours! 3:45 and 6:15pm departure times. $45/adult and $35/kids. Call St. Augustine Eco Tours for reservations at (904) 377-7245.

Sunday: May 6

Music For Miracles

Join Haven Horse from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. at the St Augustine Beach Pier and Pavilion for Music for Miracles, a free event benefiting the children at Haven Horse Ranch. This fun day at the Beach includes Live Music (Rosco Caine, Danger Mouse, Collapsible B, The Dirty Gringos, TJ, Smokin Joe and the Play It Forward Band and Chelsea Sadler), Great Food (The Kingfish Grill and The Purple Olive) fun activities for the kids, silent auctions, raffles, and more. Admission is free. Bring your chair and stay the day. All proceeds benefit therapy for Special Needs Children at Haven Horse Ranch. For more information, 904-813-5710 or ric1@havenhorseranch.org

2012 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Forum

Attend this special public event the day before the Class of 2012 receives "Golf's Highest Honor." Learn the stories behind the careers of noted British commentator Peter Alliss, legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins, Masters champion Sandy Lyle and LPGA star Hollis Stacy during a lively moderated panel discussion in the museum at Shell Hall. In addition to a general admission seat at the Forum, tickets include all day museum admission, the opportunity to view the inductees' special exhibits, and a Class of 2012 commemorative Induction poster. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of event. A limited number of tickets are available and advance purchase is suggested. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Place, just off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org

EMMA Concert Series - Bella Voce

Imagine being transported to the canals of Venice, flown to the Paris Opera House and then off to Broadway all in one magical journey, when Bella Voce, Beautiful Voices, cast performs musical classics ranging from Neapolitan songs to opera, to Broadway hits and jazz, in cabaret style.  The performance takes place at 2 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street in St. Augustine. Admission is Free. For more information, visit www.EmmaConcerts.com or call 904-797-2800.

5/02/2012

Kitchen News: More Cinco de Mayo Fun

Hello All!

As you all probably know Saturday is Cinco De Mayo.  In the spirit of this holiday we have some special menu items coming up...

All month long we will be featuring Mary's special coffee creation the Mexican Spice Latte!  It has chocolate in it as well as a sweet cinnamon frothed milk on top...YUM!

On Saturday (May 5th) we will be serving a "fiesta" inspired breakfast including our normal menu items but with a twist in the veggies and spices we usually use.  Saturday's social will be quesadillas and we will have Corona beer and  Margaritas (instead of Sangria)!

FYI...
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.


Janice Leary
St.Francis Inn
www.stfrancisinn.com

Celebrate May with a Mexican Spice Latte!

A little cinnamon...


A little chocolate...


Some special magic....


Every day is Cinco de Mayo at the St. Francis Inn during May.  Request a Mexican Spice Latte or Cappuccino or Espresso - available Daily from 7:30 am until Noon!


And most important :  FREE TO OUR GUESTS!