9/23/2013

Foodie Adventures, Art Exhibits, Sailing, Storytelling, Kayaking, Florida Heritage Book Festival, Star Party, AND THE FORT IS FREE SATURDAY!

Monday - Sunday : September 23 - 29
Savory Faire First Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tour - Throughout September, the original "foodie" historical adventure tour Savory Faire explores fascinating, little-known facts about the First Thanksgiving in St. Augustine! The city was founded on September 8, 1565, and on that day a Feast of Thanksgiving was shared between the Spaniards and native Timucua Indians.  This special 2-1/2 hour tour features tastes of the city's cultural heritage.  Tickets are $49.  Reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com 
 
Ordinary People - This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of
St. Augustine's first colonists. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the
St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com 
 
St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members' Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members Show features a broad array of artistic styles, media and subjects. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Monday - Wednesday:  September  23 - 25
Wizard of Oz 3D - Relive the timeless children's tale about a Kansas girl's journey over the rainbow with the re-release of "The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience." Tickets are $13 adults; $12 seniors/students/military and $10 children 3-12. Check the website for show schedule. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Monday - Friday: September 23 - 27
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit
- Artist Donny Miller's Ignorance is a Choice exhibit on display at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery. Donny's unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838   
www.spaceeight.com
Monday: September 23
www.staugustineecotours.com
Sunset sailing aboard Sirenia! - A 2-hour journey into the estuary surrounding the nation's oldest city with views of St. Augustine's historic bayfront as a romantic sunset colors the sky. The Captain will do the work or let you try your hand at sailing, otherwise you can relax as the world passes you by. Special rate: $45 per adult. Tour time is 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. Call St. Augustine Eco Tours for reservations. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine.
Tuesday: September 24
A Dark & Stormy Night, III at the Limelight Theatre - The Tale Tellers of St. Augustine present Theatre of the Mind: Storytelling at the Limelight Black Box Studio Theatre. "A Dark and Stormy Night, III" is one of the Tale Tellers most popular shows and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Limelight Theatre. General admission is $10; group rates available in advance. 11 Old Mission Ave, St. Augustine. 904-829-8711 taletellers.org
Wednesday:  September 25
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 
 
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with the Navy Dixie Land Jazz Band playing dixie land music takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion.   Admission is free and local restaurant Sunset Grille will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   350 A1A Beach Blvd. St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Thursday - Saturday: September  26 - 28
Florida Heritage Book Festival -  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. Literary legend John Jakes 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 the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort. The Convention Center will also be the location of the Literary Legends banquet. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. 904-940-0194 www.fhbookfest.com
Friday: September  27
Sunset Kayak Fun! - Slip into a stable tandem kayak as the heat of the day diminishes and gives way to comfortable evening conditions. This guided tour leads participants into a tranquil estuary habitat as the sun begins to drop behind historic St. Augustine. Observe herons and egrets settle into the quiet marsh for their evening rest. Enjoy scenic views of the St. Augustine bayfront as the evening lights shimmer upon the river. The tour is from 5 -7 p.m. and costs $40 for adults and $35 for ages 6-12. Reservations are required. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Friday and Saturday: September 27 & 28
National Estuaries Day at GTM Reserve - The GTM Reserve hosts a two-day celebration kicking off with a Star Party from 6 - 10 p.m. on Friday. Bring the family and look up at the beautiful night sky to learn about stellar navigational history. Continuing Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. families can explore how estuaries have shaped northeast Florida's human history. There will be food, facepainting, fishing, hiking, biking, gardening and a plant sale. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 www.GTMNERR.org
Saturday & Sunday: September  28 & 29
Sports Fans Vittles and Vino VIP Carriage Tour!  - Show your pride and catch a ride! Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite college team's colors on Saturday and your Favorite NFL team's colors on Sunday during these cheerful 3-hour food and wine carriage tours through St. Augustine. The all-inclusive food and wine carriage tours start from 100 St. George Street, Suite E, at 2 p.m. each day.  904-325-3911 www.thetastingtours.com
Saturday: September 28
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. 
904-471-3733.   
 
National Public Lands Day 20th Anniversary - Anastasia State Park will host several activities from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.   These include beach & trail clean up, water, quality monitoring, geocaching and a display from the St. Johns County Beekeeping Association. Program included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia 
 
Living History Days at Fort Mose - From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., volunteers in period clothing offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into the past at the site of the first, legally-sanctioned, free black community in the United States. Program is weather permitting.   Admission to Fort Mose State Park is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. 15 Fort Mose Trail St. Augustine. 904-823-2232  www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
 
Free Admission: Castillo de San Marcos -  In honor of National Public Lands Day, admission to the Castillo de San Marcos is free.Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1692, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. The Castillo de San Marcos overlooks Matanzas Bay in historic St. Augustine.  1 S Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.NPS.gov/casa  
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour- St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
 
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 Ave. between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides FREE parking. 904-823-9263
Sunday: September 22
"Check, Please" at the Raintree Restaurant - A theatrical performance of "Check, Please" combined with great dining create a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment.  Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave., are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately).  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m.  904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com
 
EMMA Concert: Prima Trio - Winners of the prestigious Grand Prize and the Gold Medal at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Prima Trio (piano, violin and clarinet) will perform at 2 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.   Tickets are $25. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

9/20/2013

Harbor 26 - Romantic Waterfront Condo - Just 2 Miles from St. Francis Inn

Many of you probably know that in addition to the St. Francis Inn, we own a waterfront condo unit that we call Harbor 26.  It is located at the Inn at Camachee Harbor.  We recently installed wood floors throughout the unit, and this past month replaced the furniture in the living room:  new sofa, tables, lamps, and dinette, along with a new flat-screen TV.  We're pretty proud of it!  The unit has a King Bed, Bathroom with walk-in shower, Queen sofa sleeper, microwave oven, mini-fridge, coffee maker, screened porch facing east to the Intracoastal Waterway, deck facing west to the marina.







You can rent Harbor 26 online through our website http://www.stfrancisinn.com/reserve.html or call the Inn at 1-800-824-6062.  Rates are extremely reasonable:  $139 Sunday-Thursday, $149 Friday & Saturday. This includes the amenities at the Inn at Camachee Harbor:  Free Breakfast, Swimming Pool, Free Parking.  And , if you rent the unit through the St. Francis Inn, you also can use the Free Guest Amenities at the Inn (and we are only 2 miles away):  Free Parking, Breakfast, Free Tickets to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, 50% Discount to the Oldest House Museum, Pool, Access to the Beach, etc.




9/19/2013

Staying at the St. Francis Inn This Weekend: Dr. Patrick McGovern (the Beer Archaeologist!)

Uncorking the Past - Dr. Patrick McGovern is the Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. Known as “The Indiana Jones of Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages,” Dr. McGovern’s research shows what Molecular Archaeology is capable of achieving and has involved reconstructing the “King Midas funerary feast” (Nature 402, Dec. 23, 1999: 863-64) and chemically confirming the earliest fermented beverage from anywhere in the world—Neolithic China, some 9000 years ago.  For more information on
Dr. Pat, click here.

9/17/2013

Florida holidays: History and heavenly beaches in unseen St Augustine | Mail Online

Really nice article about St. Augustine and NE Florida written by a British traveller and appearing in the Mail Online - great pics, too!

Florida holidays: History and heavenly beaches in unseen St Augustine | Mail Online

Mumford & Sons fall in love with Florida

Mumford & Sons fall in love with Florida

Art Exhibits, IMAX Movies, Farmers Markets, Full Moon Sail & Lighthouse Experience, Music, Andrew Young, and Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 17, 2013
Tuesday - Sunday : September 17 - 22
Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at the IMAX Theater - Two thrilling films, one GIANT experience - Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D! Purchase any full-priced ticket to one documentary and get the second for only $1. Check the website for the daily show schedule at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
 
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit - Artist Donny Miller's Ignorance is a Choice exhibit on display at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery. Donny's unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
 
Ordinary People - This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine's first colonists. The exhibit is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com 
 
St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members' Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members Show features a broad array of artistic styles, media and subjects. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Tuesday - Friday:  September 17 - 20
Ideas and Images Present Artist Liz Rodda - The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host works of multi-media artist Liz Rodda, who uses sculpture and video as a means to investigate our notions of fate, personal control and the future. The artist considers each work a "psychological experiment."  The Gallery, located at 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Rodda's exhibition will run through October 18. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert/upcoming-exhibitions
Tuesday:  September  17
Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture -  Professor Catherine McFarland presents a lecture titled "The Aesthetic Movement in America" as part of the commemorative events celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the opening of Henry Flagler's Ponce de Leon Hotel. The presentation takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 75 King Street.  Admission is $5 per person. 904-819-6282 www.ponce125.com
Wednesday:  September 18
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 

 
Full Moon Sail - St. Augustine's Schooner Freedom sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay lit by the glow of the full moon. This memorable sailing excursion is from 8:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. and departs from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Complimentary beer, soda and wine are included in the $35 ticket. 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com 

 
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with the band Beach St. a Go-Go playing classic rock and roll takes place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A South. Admission is free and local restaurant Cafe 11 will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair.   904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org 
Thursday: September 19

"Talk Like A Pirate Day" - Ahoy! International Talk Like a Pirate Day comes to the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, 12 Castillo Drive. Lots of costumed pirates including Drake - who burned the town to the nubs in 1586, and Jake - the title character from the popular children's television series will be on hand. Plus, there will be the worldwide debut and author signing of Pat Croce's latest pirate book Sir Francis Drake. Sword fights, a panoramic group pirate photo, live music, a "landing" of the pirate ship W.M.S. Revenge and a special day-long, pirate themed menu at the Taberna del Caballo round out the day. Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily, admission is $12.99 for adults; $6.99 for children ages 5-12; under 5 free. 888-991-0933 www.ThePirateMuseum.com 
  
A Conversation with Andrew Young - The first in a lecture series "Race and the South: St. Augustine in Context" presented by the Flagler College Ideas and Images program marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Dr. Young's lecture  will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Each event is free and open to the public. 904-819-6282 flagler.edu/our-community   
 
Sunset/Moonrise at St. Augustine Lighthouse - At 7 p.m., 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., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
 
Asian Autumn Moonrise Celebration at Washington Oaks Beachside - See the sunset and moonrise from Washington Oaks Gardens State Park's unique coquina rock beach. From 7:45 - 8:30 p.m., Park Service Specialist Joe Woodbury tells Moon Festival stories, and provides samplings of green tea and moon cakes. Entrance to Washington Oaks, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org
Friday and Saturday: September 20 & 21
Sea Your History Weekend: Tap Into Your Past - Friday from 3-6 p.m., St. Augustine Lighthouse archaeologists unlock the secrets of long-lost shipwrecks and take visitors behind the scenes on the Lost Ships Tour. Beginning Saturday at 9 a.m., work with traditional wooden boatbuilders to build a boat from centuries gone by. From 2- 4 p.m., there's a book signing with Dr. Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania. Then beginning at 5, Dr. McGovern will present his story "Uncorking the Past." He will explain how he used molecular biology to re-construct King Midas' funerary feast. Tickets to Dr. McGovern's presentation at the 5 p.m. reception and ancient beer samples are $14.75. A ticket to Friday's Lost Ship Tour, which includes admission to the Lighthouse, is $24. Saturday morning and afternoon events are included in the general admission price of $9.75 for adults and $7.75 for seniors over 60 and children age 12 and younger. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Friday - Sunday: September  20 - 22
Wizard of Oz 3D - Relive the timeless children's tale about a Kansas girl's journey over the rainbow with the re-release of "The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience." Tickets are $13 adults; $12 seniors/students/military and $10 children 3-12. Check the website for show schedule. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Saturday: September 21
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. 
904-471-3733.  
 
Guided Beach Exploration Guana South Beach - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. for a beach walk at the Guana South beach location on A1A, 1768 Ponte Vedra Blvd., South Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn about the animals that call the beach home as well as seashells and other interesting facts. This is a "Beaches 101" experience that the entire family will enjoy. There is a $3/per vehicle parking fee.
 
10th Annual Endless Summer Run/Walk - Annual 10K cross country run through Anastasia State Park, 1340 A1A South, and some of the area's most beautiful terrain begins at 7:30 a.m. on the beach. The 5K Beach Walk is a low-tide event on a beach loop course.   Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the park's Island Beach Shop and Grill . Pre-registration through September 20 is $20; $25 on the day of the event. 904-461-2035 www.endlesssummerrun.org
 
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours - Bring your pooch to join City Walks for a FREE Pet Friendly Tour of St. Augustine's Historic District. The tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour Saint Augustine's office at 4 Granada Street. Pets must be leashed and reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
Sea Turtle Talk and Walk at Washington Oaks - Join Park Ranger, Steve Alexander from 9 - 10 a.m. for this illuminating sea turtle program at Washington Oaks, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. Assist with the sea turtle patrol and learn about the various sea turtle species found in our area, their habits, habitats and more. The program is included with regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org 
 
Tour de Chocolate & Vino - Explore the history of chocolate and enjoy the best selections St. Augustine has to offer on this special tour presented by St. Augustine City Walks, 4 Granada Street. The tour includes a bottle of water at the start, all tastings, tips at the restaurants visited and a lot of delicious chocolate. The tour starts at 2 p.m. from Tour Saint Augustine Inc. reception office. Reservations required ($49). 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
Photography Challenge Event - Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd.  Maps can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian/bicyclist. 609-247-8146; e-mail washingtonoaksphotoentry@gmail.com www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
 
Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour - Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in the State of Florida with burials starting during the First Spanish Period (1565-1763).   Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 16 Cordova St., St. Augustine. www.tolomatocemetery.com
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour- St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
  
EMMA Concert: Paul Whiteman's Historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert - Famed conductor Maurice Peress brings his meticulous re-creation of Paul Whiteman's historic 1924 Aeolian Hall Concert to St. Augustine. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $40. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine.
904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
 
Castillo de San Marcos by Candlelight - Candlelight tours take place at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the third Saturday of the month. Weather permitting. Advance tickets are $8 per adult ages 15 and older; $4 per child 5 - 15; and free for children 4 and younger. 1 South Castillo Dr. St. Augustine. 904-829-6506 www.nps.gov/casa
 
Full Moon Fever at the Conch House - The Conch House Lounge Deck hosts a monthly moonlight luau with a show by Prince Pele's Polynesian Revue from 8 - 11 p.m. weather permitting. $5 cover charge and free leis for all. 57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine.
Sunday: September 22
"The Good Vibes Summer Tour" Rebelution with Collie Buddz & Zion - Rebelution along with Collie Buddz and their longtime collaborators Zion-I perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The show begins at 7 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $30.50 - $33 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com 

9/13/2013

STOP!!!

I believe we might be out of control....
Statue of St.  Francis at the St. Francis Inn - He Will Wait

TODAY!! FINALLY!! GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD ARRIVE!!

And we are having fun!  Y'all know Kelly & Mike - both work here at the Inn.  Well, this is their son Kayden today:


Kayden Brooks - Gentleman of the Road
Sep 13, 2013 St. Francis Inn 

9/12/2013

Mumford and Sons Fever

We admit it...we have Mumford and Sons Fever.  It's been building since last spring when this internationally-acclaimed band (unknown band some of us oldies!) picked St. Augustine for one of its stopovers.  Since then we've been listening to their music, have seen them on the Grammy Awards, been interviewed on local TV news, and waited.

This week the fever officially hit our fair city.  Displays like the mustaches on the St. Augustine Lighthouse

Mumford and Sons welcomed by the St. Augustine Lighthouse
 and the one below:

Philosophie Salon & Apothecary on San Marco Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
remind us daily that MUMFORD AND SONS will be here this weekend!  Hundreds of portable bathrooms have been delivered to St. Francis field and more are set up near the plaza downtown.  Restaurants are preparing special - quick - menus for the thousands of fans who will be hungry.  Shops are setting up for increased crowds.  Shuttles are ready to get  fans to the event field and back. (Those fans lucky enough to stay with us and other accommodations in the historic district will be able to walk back and forth.)

We didn't know how crazy things could get until this:

Zeke, Gentleman of the Road


9/10/2013

St Augustine Events: Movies, Art Exhibits, Theatre, MUMFORD AND SONS

Tuesday - Sunday : September 10 - 15
Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D at the IMAX Theater - Two thrilling films, one GIANT experience - Great White Shark 3D and Tornado Alley 3D! Purchase any full-priced ticket to one documentary and get the second for only $1. Check the website for the daily show schedule at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
 
Ignorance is a Choice Art Exhibit - Artist Donny Miller's Ignorance is a Choice exhibit on display at St. Augustine's space:eight Gallery. Donny's unique graphic style of pairing seemingly benign images with witty declarations about humanity is as much philosophic as it is artistic. Ignorance is a Choice runs thru September 27. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com
 
Savory Faire First Thanksgiving Food & Wine Tour - Throughout September, the original "foodie" historical adventure tour, Savory Faire, explores fascinating, little-known facts about the First Thanksgiving in St. Augustine! The city was founded on September 8, 1565, and on that date a Feast of Thanksgiving was shared between the Spaniards and native Timucua Indians.  This special 2-1/2 hour tour features tastes of the city's cultural heritage.  Tickets are $49.  Reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com 
 
St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members' Show - St. Augustine Art Association's Annual Fall Members Show features a broad array of artistic styles, media and subjects. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 http://www.staaa.org
Tuesday:  September 10
Ordinary People - This exhibit is a colorful, folksy presentation featuring some of St. Augustine's first colonists.  The exhibit is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center, 10 Castillo Dr. www.StAugustine-450.com 
Monday - Friday:  September 9 - 13
Ideas and Images Present Artist Liz Rodda - The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host works of multi-media artist Liz Rodda, who uses sculpture and video as a means to investigate our notions of fate, personal control and the future. The artist considers each work a "psychological experiment."  The Gallery, located at 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Rodda's exhibition will run through October 18. 904-826-8530 http://www.flagler.edu/crispellert/upcoming-exhibitions


Wednesday:  September 11
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market - Farmers' Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Features selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. rain or shine.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 
 
Music By The Sea Concert Series 2013 - Live concert with The Committee plays a great variety of pop, classic rock and dance music from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.   Admission is free and local restaurant Purple Olive will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Thursday: September 12
Sunset Rock at St. Johns County Pier Park - Local cancer charity Artbreakers along with The National Kidney Foundation and The Kidney Trust present an evening of fun, food, beer, wine and amazing music from 6 - 10 p.m. Live music features Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Terry Sylvester of The Hollies at the St. Johns County Pier Park. Other music groups include The Rubies, DaVita All Star Blues Band, and The Falling Bones.   Admission is free. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
 
Thursday - Sunday: September 12 - 15
Spamalot at the Limelight Theatre - The Monty Python-inspired musical comedy "Spamalot" comes to St. Augustine's Limelight Theatre. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
 
St. Augustine Weekend Music Entertainment Schedule - It's no secret that St. Augustine has a rich heritage of musical entertainment and a vibrant arts community.   Check out the local events and music from Thursday to Sunday during the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover.   For an up-to-date list of local music, please visit
Friday and Saturday: September 13 & 14
Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Tour - Internationally-acclaimed band, Mumford & Sons make St. Augustine's Francis Field one of their 5 handpicked venues for their 2013 around-the-world tour. Other bands scheduled to appear during the 2-day epic party include Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Vaccines, Willy Mason, Bear's Den, Half Moon Run, Those Darlins and Fun. 10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.GOTRstaug.com    
Friday: September 13
Florida Living History, Inc. in partnership with the Florida National Guard and Florida Department of Military Affairs, will commemorate the 448th anniversary of the first mustering of America's original citizen-soldiers. The first muster of militia troops in the continental United States took place on September 16, 1565, in the newly established Spanish presidio of San Agustín de la Florida (present-day St. Augustine, FL). The First Muster heritage event will take place 9 a.m. on the grounds of the Florida National Guard's headquarters in the St. Francis Barracks, at 82 Marine St. Free admission www.floridalivinghistory.org

The St. Augustine Story - Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective at The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 adults and $12.50 Students. 259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com
Saturday: September 14
Old City Farmers' Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Open 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. 
904-471-3733.  
 
Civil Rights & Black Heritage Tour- St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours Inc. will offer a FREE historic walking tour at 5 p.m. Learn about St. Augustine's historic role in Black History and events leading up to the Civil Rights act of 1964. Tours depart from the Tour Saint Augustine office, 4 Granada Street and encompass several blocks over the course of an hour. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. 904-825-0087 www.StAugustineBlackHeritageTours.com 
 
Second Saturdays 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 through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC).   There is a $3.00 parking fee. 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra. Beach. 904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com 
 
Second Saturday Plant Sale - Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts their monthly plant sale from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org
Sunday: September 15
Discover the Birds at Anastasia State Park - Led by a 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 by 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. Program included in regular admission of $8 per vehicle. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-461-2035 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
 
St. Augustine Beach Sculpture Garden Concert - Have a picnic in the park and enjoy live music and the Sculpture Garden from 4 - 6 p.m.  Admission is free.   2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach 904-824-4483 www.st-augustine-sculpture-garden.org 
 
"Check, Please" at the Raintree Restaurant - A theatrical performance of "Check, Please" combined with great dining create a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment.  Tickets to this exciting dinner theatre experience in the upstairs dining room of the Raintree Restaurant are $39.95 (adult beverages served separately).  Dinner is served at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. arrival suggested) and the show begins at 7 p.m.  102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine 904-824-7211 www.raintreerestaurant.com

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Del McCoury Band (thanks to the augustine.com)
It's not just about Mumford &  Sons this weekend; there will be three additional stages set up throughout the downtown area where other bands will perform.  Stages will be erected at the Lightener Museum, in the Gazebo in the Plaza, and on Aviles Street at Treasury.  For a schedule of all performers click on the link:

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