6/28/2012

Ringo, Kingfish, Art Walk, Boston, and More!


Friday: June 29

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band Concert

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band return to the stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. New to the All Starrs are Steve Lukather (Toto) and Gregg Rolie (Santana & Journey) who will join All Starr alumni Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera, and Gregg Bissonette. The performance will include a jukebox worth of All Starr hits. The performance will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29, $49, $64, $79 and $124. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A. www.staugamphitheatre.com

Friday, Saturday & 

Sunday: June 22-24

2012 Fountain Mercury King Buster 400

The premiere Southern Kingfish competition of the year - with over $175,000 in cash and prizes! The tournament kicks off on Wednesday with a children's fishing outing from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina,111 Avenida Menendez. On Friday, the Junior Angler Tournament takes place noon to 3 p.m. On Saturday the main tournament takes place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, there will be an awards party with live music Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. For registration and more information, visit www.kingbuster400.com


Claire Kendrick Exhibit

New paintings by Claire J Kendrick are exhibiting this weekend at St. Augustine's Worley Faver Gallery. Texture is a mark of integrity and passion in Claire's work. Her new seascapes use heavy layers of oil paint. Paint is mixed with wax and with a blow torch is melted.The gallery is a hidden jewel nestled in the old town, 11A Aviles Street, the oldest street in the United States.Summer Opening Hours 11am-4pm (Fri -Mon). Private and special openings also available. 904-304- 2310
 

Night Sights and Tales Tour

Be among the first to experience this new Gold Tour covering major St. Augustine sights at night and ghost tales, where appropriate. The tour covers the area between the Old Jail in the north and the National Cemetery in the south - nine miles in 90 minutes aboard a silent, comfortable all-electric bus. Tours are by reservation only and are priced at $20 per adult and $9 for children under 12. Call 904-325-0547   www.staugustinegoldtours.com
 

Bingo, The Musical at Limelight Theatre

Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org    

Saturday: June 30

Uptown Saturday Night

Live music, refreshments, new exhibits, book signings and much more from 5 to 9 p.m. 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, 27 Ocean Avenue. Free parking at the Mission Nombre de Dios. 904.823.9263


Sunday: July 1

Bridge of Lions 5 K Run

Exciting run past downtown St. Augustine historical sites benefits Gamble Rogers Middle School. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. from the Castillo de San Marcos on St. Augustine's bayfront.

Historic Tours Of Flagler College

Tours of Flagler College highlight the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, St. Augustine, tours take place daily thru August 28 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is $10/adults, $1 for children 12 and younger, and FREE for St. Johns County residents. 904-823-3378 http://legacy.flagler.edu

Boston In Concert

Rock-favorite Boston returns to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 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 will be $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $125 for the first five rows. www.StAugAmphitheatre.com



6/21/2012

Classical Music, Bingo, Bloody Mose Battle and Greek Landing Day


Friday & Saturday: June 22-23

St. Augustine Music Festival

Classical music performances at the Cathedral Basilica, located at 24 Cathedral Place in historic St. Augustine. Each of the themed performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.   June 21: Summer Music; June 22: Piano Spectacular; June 23: Grace and Beauty; June 28: Musica Nocturna; June 29: Sacred Music; and June 30: Back to Bach. Admission is FREE. St. Augustine Music Festival

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 22-24

Night Sights and Tales Tour

Be among the first to experience this new Gold Tour covering major St. Augustine sights at night and ghost tales, where appropriate. The tour covers the area between the Old Jail in the north and the National Cemetery in the south - nine miles in 90 minutes aboard a silent, comfortable all-electric bus. Tours are by reservation only and are priced at $20 per adult and $9 for children under 12. Call 904-325-0547   www.staugustinegoldtours.com  
 

Summer Art Exhibit

See the new Summer Exhibit featuring pottery and stunning fine art by regional painters at Worley Faver Gallery, 11A Aviles Street in St. Augustine. Owners Dena and Worley Faver can often be found in the gallery and you can watch Worley working on his latest creation. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Monday and by appointment on other days. Phone: 904-304-2310.

Bingo, The Musical at Limelight Theatre

Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org    

Saturday: June 23

Bloody Mose Battle

Exciting re-enactment commemorates the 1740 Battle of "Bloody Moosa" which forced the British to retreat from Spanish Florida. Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose was the first Free Black settlement in North America. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. living history demonstrations, guided tours, food vendors, and music will be provided. Then, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Spanish and British forces will reenact the "Bloody Moosa" battle. The event is weather permitting. It all takes place at Fort Mose State Park located at 15 Fort Mose Trail in St. Augustine. Admission is $2 per person. For more information, call 904.823.2232 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose

Marineland Twilight Kayaking Tour

Get way off the beaten path with the expert guides from Ripple Effect Ecotours on this quest for the best sunset on the East Coast of Florida over the Pellicer Flats, a 7-mile long lagoon system that offers incredible panoramas in this area that is only accessible in our glowing "firefly" kayaks. Beginners are welcome and paddling and safety protocol will give all paddlers the skills and confidence to enjoy the magic of a "real" Florida sunset from the stability and serenity of our expedition kayaks. The tour is from 7 to 9 p.m. $55 per person includes free passes for the Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Call (904)347-1565 or reserve online at www.RippleEffectEcotours.com .

Saturday & Sunday: June 23-24

Greek Landing Day Festival

Celebrate the 244th anniversary of the arrival of the first colony of Greeks in North America. Hundreds of Greeks, Menorcans and Corsicans arrived in St. Augustine on June 26, 1768 and went on to establish the New Smyrna Colony. St. Photios Shrine serves as a memorial to those Greek colonists by witnessing the Orthodox Faith and promoting the Hellenic culture. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, visit the "Glendi" for a celebration of music, food and dancing. Admission is free. The St. Photios National Greek Orthodox Shrine is located at 41 St. George Street in St. Augustine. For more information, call 904-829-8205 or visit www.StPhotios.com.

6/07/2012

ZZ Top Concert; Greek Food Festival; BINGO; Trail Hike; Get Outdoors Day!


Friday: June 8

ZZ Top, Gretchen Wilson and 3 Doors Down Concert

Legendary rockers ZZ Top will be joined by 3 Doors Down and Grammy award-winning country artist, Gretchen Wilson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1640 A1A in St. Augustine. Tickets range from $49.50 to $124.50. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. www.staugamphitheatre.com

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: June 8-10


My Big Fat Greek Food Festival

Presented by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, this festival will feature delicious Greek dinners such as lamb, souvlaki, gyros, Aegean chowder; Greek pastries and coffees; Greek wine tastings, music, kid's activities and more. The festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. On Saturday, enjoy "An Evening of Comedy with Basile" at 8 p.m. in the Michael C. Carlos Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for students under 18. The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is located at 2940 CR 214, (West King Street just before the I-95 overpass) in St. Augustine. 904-829-0504 www.holytrinitygoc.com .


Bingo, The Musical 

at Limelight Theatre

Musical comedy about Vern, Honey and Patsy who have driven through a terrible storm in the name of their weekly obsession. Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 1. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Avenue in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, call 904.825.1164 or visit www.limelight-theatre.org    

Saturday: June 9

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

National Parks Get Outdoors Day

Free admission to Castillo de San Marcos on Avenida Menendez, overlooking Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine. The Spanish fortress is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. Visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings throughout the day. Admission is always free at Fort Matanzas, the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine, located south of St. Augustine at 8635 A1A. www.NPS.gov/casa  and www.NPS.gov/FOMA

6/04/2012

A Warm "Welcome" from Zeke

Picture taken by Bill and Mary Kuyper of Sacramento, California...Thanks for sharing with us!  We've enrolled Zeke in a hospitality course....again....