11/26/2013

What To Do When It Rains On You?

Lots to do in the Old City even on a rainy day:


  1. Ranked #2 on the What To Do In St. Augustine List on TripAdvisor, the Ximenez-Fatio House is "One of the Best" museums in the city, "Interesting and Informative", and "Distinctive and Memorable" according to recent reviews.  The museum complex is located only 2 blocks from the St. Francis Inn on Aviles Street. From their website:  "The property includes a ca. 1798 coquina stone House, the region's only detached Kitchen building, a reconstructed ca. 1802 Wash House and a new Visitor Center with state-of-the-art interactive exhibits and a Museum Store."
  2. Ranked # 3 on TripAdvisor is Flagler College.  Originally built as a resort hotel for the very rich, this historic campus sits in the heart of town and offers two tours a day.   Enjoy.
  3. Ranked # 6 is the Basilica Cathedral.  "Absolutely beautiful."  "Awesome"  
  4. Ranked # 7 is the Memorial Presbyterian Church built by Henry Flagler.  Easily accessed by either Red Train or Old Town Trolley (it's a popular stop for both), also easy walking distance from the heart of downtown.
  5. St. Augustine Pirate Museum   aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!
  6. St. George Street shopping!  We provide umbrellas!
  7. The Lightner Museum You've got to see the handmade rug with the mean poem about in-laws.  :)
  8. The Spanish Military Hospital Museum Close by on Aviles Street. 
  9. The Authentic Old Jail - BEHAVE!  Or they might not let you leave!
  10. Ripley's Believe It or Not!  The ORIGINAL Ripley's  - and once home to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.
  11. Father Miguel O'Reilly House - again near the Inn on Aviles Street. Home of the "Hurricane Lady".
  12. The Oldest Store Museum  - located on the same property as the Old Jail.
  13. The Villa Zorayda Museum - nearby on King Street - truly unique!
  14. Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
  15. Pena-Peck House
  16. Gonzalez-Alvarez House (Oldest House)
  17. St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine
  18. AND...you can always relax at the St. Francis Inn - in the sitting room - in your room - watch a DVD - we have a large library of DVDs from which you can borrow!  Have a coffee and enjoy yourself!

Local artists display work at annual Art Association’s Art and Craft Festival | StAugustine.com

Local artists display work at annual Art Association’s Art and Craft Festival | StAugustine.com

11/25/2013

November 25, 2013
Monday - Sunday : November 25- December 1

Nights of Lights - Selected by National Geographic Traveler in 2011 and 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine's Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation's oldest city. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city's 449-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. www.NightsofLights.com
 
Nights of Lights Tours -  The City of St. Augustine shines a little brighter during Nights of Lights. There are several tours available that make the holiday experience even more brilliant during this special time of year.  Click here for Nights of Lights Tour Options
 
9th Annual St. Johns County Festival of Trees at World Golf Village - The St. Johns County Convention Center and Renaissance World Golf Village Resort showcase trees and wreaths decorated and donated by local businesses, organizations, families and friends from the community. The display is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the final day. Admission is free. The trees and wreathes will be part of a silent auction and visitors will also be encouraged to fill out a ballot indicating the number of votes (in minimum $1 bids) they would like to cast for their favorites. Proceeds will benefit the St. Augustine Record's Empty Stocking Fund and the United Way of St. Johns County. 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. 904-940-4000 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
 
Holidays at Colonial Quarter - During the annual Nights of Lights event, the Colonial Quarter transforms into a fantastic holiday wonderland each evening beginning at 6 p.m. and the two-acre site will be open at no charge. S'more stations, hot chocolate, cider and mulled wine will be served up along with the joyous sound of carolers. You can even climb the 35 ft. watchtower for a spectacular view of the city sparkling with white lights. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com 
 
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at the IMAX Theater - The IMAX 3D Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame features The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the continuing adventures of Katniss Everdeen in a futuristic dystopian world. Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY! One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com
 
New World in the Eyes of Explorers Exhibit  - This intriguing exhibit of images of the New World and its indigenous peoples and animals provide a fascinating look at the first encounter between the peoples of the Old World and the New World - an epic event that changed the world forever. The exhibit is located in the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center and is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY!
10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.StAugustine-450.com 
 
Art Dorks Rise' Art Exhibit at space:eight gallery - 'Art Dorks Rise' is a group show of 30 internationally-acclaimed artists exhibiting 30 pieces of original work. The show runs through November 30. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY!            904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com  
 
Viva Florida Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association - Florida's 500th Anniversary year concludes with this popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery. The exhibited works celebrate the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY!  Admission is free.
22 Marine St. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
Tuesday:  November 26
Salt Air Farmer's Market - Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com 
Wednesday:  November 27
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market  - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park on St. Augustine Beach, 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.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com  
Pet Friendly St. Augustine Food Tour - Bring your best friend along from 1:30 - 4 p.m. to  learn some of the history of St. Augustine and taste some of the delectable offerings in the "first city." The tour stops at five pet friendly restaurants. All pets must be leashed. The tour is limited to 10 humans with their fur babies. Tickets are $49 (receive a discount with online booking). 904-392-7137 www.StAugustineHistoricTours.com 
 
Eco-Tour Boat Adventure - Join St. Augustine Eco Tours on a 90-minute boat trip through the waters of St. Augustine to look for wild dolphins and amazing wading birds.  Nature lovers of all kinds will enjoy this expedition guided by trained interpretive naturalists.  Great photo opportunities!   Departs from the Municipal Marina at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Special rate: $35/adults and $30/kids ages 3-12, $175 for private tour up to 6 guests. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com

Friday - Sunday: November 29 - December 1
Shadows of the Past Tour -  Take a night-time guided tour of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park to experience the eerie beauty of the Timucua burials, an Indian Village, and the Menendez Settlement field by moonlight.Tours start at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 per person. 11 Magnolia Avenue. http://www.fountainofyouthflorida.com/nighttours.html
Thursday: November 28- Thanksgiving Day!
11th Annual Shut Up and Run 5K - The Thanksgiving day race will begin at 8 a.m. at Treaty Park. Registration begins at 6:45 a.m. All proceeds will go to the St. Francis House homeless shelter in St. Augustine. 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine. www.ancientcityrr.org e-mail rpmstaugustine@yahoo.com
 
Eco-Thanksgiving Boat Tour  - Give thanks to Mother Nature and do something different this holiday by grabbing a friend or the whole family and hopping into a stable tandem kayak to enjoy the natural environment.  Visit the salt marsh  habitat and learn why these productive waters are so important to local wildlife!  Great trip for beginners or experienced kayakers.  Departs from the Municipal Marina at 10 a.m. and returns at noon. Special rate of $35 per person. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Friday & Saturday: November 29 & 30
4th Annual Candlelight Tour of Villa Zorayda - Villa Zorayda staff provides holiday Candlelight Tours of this beautiful St. Augustine villa. A spectacular Christmas tree decorated in the colors of the Zorayda - red and gold - is located center stage in the Court of Lions. Over 100 candles are aglow throughout the museum. Refreshments are served at 6 p.m. and the tour starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission of $17 for adults; Children 7 - 12 are $8. Children 4 - 6 are free. The candlelight tours are not recommended for children 3 and under. 83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887 www.villazorayda.com
Friday: November 29
Black Friday Sails - St. Augustine's premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom, sails through the calm waters of Matanzas Bay for a two-hour cruise.   Departing from the St. Augustine City Marina at 12:15 p.m. for a relaxing sail and 4:15 p.m. for the romantic Sunset Sail. The cost is $45 per adult; $35 per child (ages 2-12); under 2, free. All cruises include complimentary soda, water, beer and wine. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
Drive in Movie 'Christmas Vacation' - Experience an old fashioned Drive-In movie at RB Hunt Elementary School's Coach Chuck Durr Athletic Field. As part of "A December to Remember" the St. Augustine Amphitheatre presents 'Christmas Vacation' at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the event is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. 125 Magnolia Dr., St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
Saturday and Sunday: November 30 & December 1
48th Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival - See art created from lace to limestone and crayons to crystal. More than 150 artists from around the USA are juried into this Thanksgiving weekend art festival at Francis Field behind the St. Augustine Downtown Historic Parking Facility. The festival is sponsored by the St. Augustine Art Association and takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission is a $1 donation. 29 West Castillo Dr, St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staugustineartfestival.com
 
Sunrise Lighthouse Lens Room Tour - Experience the sunrise and history up-close with an exclusive, private tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse Lens Room. Few people are granted front row access to this 1st Order Fresnel Lens handmade in France over 100 years ago. Watch the nine-foot tall working lens greet the morning sun and enjoy a light breakfast at the top of the tower. Perfect for proposals and special anniversary celebrations! Reservations are required. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Saturday: November 30
Old City Farmers Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733 
  
Launch of Stanley Paris Around-the World Voyage - Stanley Paris, the founding president and chairman of the University of St. Augustine, launches his high-tech sailing vessel from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina on a voyage around the world. On this voyage, Paris will attempt to break the world record by sailing unassisted in 150 days or less. At age 76, he will also be the oldest skipper to attempt this mission. 111 Avenida Menendez Ave., St. Augustine. www.StAugustine-450.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 Avenue between Ripley's Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios. The Mission Nombre de Dios provides free parking. 904-823-9263.
 
St. Augustine Winter Spectacular - This original production, written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Company, debuts at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. A family entertainment production, the show will feature different scenes that comprise a storyline that follows a young girl's journey home for the holidays. Pre-sale tickets are $15 & $20 and at the door are $20 & $25. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine, 904-471-4946 www.thedanceco.com 
 
"Dynamic Duos" Concert - The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival hosts a "Dynamic Duos" concert featuring Flagship Romance and the Sam Pacetti and Gabe Vala Union-reunion. The concert takes place at the Lohman Auditorium in Marineland. Doors open at 6:30, light refreshments served and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and are available in St. Augustine at Simple Gestures and Music Matters. Tickets can also be obtained by visiting the web page.   9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-794-4163 www.gamblerogersfest.org 
Sunday: December 1
St. Augustine Winter Spectacular - This original production, written and directed by Stephanie Burkhardt, Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Company, features different scenes comprising a storyline that follows a young girl's journey home for the holidays. The performance takes place at 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Pre-sale tickets are $15 & $20 and  $20 & $25at the door.  14 Granada St., St. Augustine,
904-471-4946 www.thedanceco.com
 
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party - As part of "A December to Remember," the St. Augustine Amphitheatre hosts Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party! One of America's great swing revival bands, BBVD has appeared on Dancing With the Stars, Jay Leno's Tonight Show and many other film and TV productions. Gates open at 2 p.m. and kids can enjoy free train rides, the Blizzard Bounce House, the Elf Village, hourly snowfall and Santa's arrival. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Admission, attractions and the spectacular concert are free of charge and are sponsored by Community First Credit Union. (Donations of non-perishable food items for the needy are greatly appreciated.) 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at The Raintree Restaurant - Get an inside look at Christmas when eight reindeer spill all the details about the real Santa Claus and the elves; Rudolph's "little secret;" the true story of Vixen and much more in this entertaining Dinner and a Show. Some mature content. 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

11/20/2013

Announcing Our "Light Up Your Life" Holiday Gift!

Celebrate an extended holiday season and enjoy our 
FREE “Light Up Your Life” Gift. 
All guests who stay at St. Francis Inn on any two consecutive weeknights (Sunday through Thursday nights) from November 24, 2013 to January 29, 2014* will enjoy:

  • An exclusive and Free Holiday Trolley Tour through the Historic District, to enjoy the magical Nights of Lights, at 7:30 pm;
  • A Complimentary Bucket of Fudge at check-in;
  • A Gift Certificate for a Free Hot Chocolate, during your stay, at our local confectionery Fudge Buckets, just a few blocks from St. Francis Inn.
  • This exclusive offer is available at no extra cost to our guests!

* The Light Up Your Life Gift is not available during these holiday dates: November 27-28,  
December 24-25, and December 31-January 1.

Visitors to our city will enjoy more than 2.5 million tiny white lights sparkling throughout the ancient streets, historic buildings, and local businesses of St. Augustine. St. Augustine’s renowned Nights of Lights is a magical memory to every visitor who has experienced the brilliant twinkling lights that illuminate America’s Oldest City. Downtown St. Augustine is described by National Geographic as one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" in the USA!

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11/19/2013

Big Week in the Ancient City: Lots to Do and Nights of Lights LIGHT UP!

November 19, 2013
Tuesday - Sunday : November 19 - 24
New World in the Eyes of Explorers Exhibit  - This intriguing exhibit of images of the New World and its indigenous peoples and animals provide a fascinating look at the first encounter between the peoples of the Old World and the New World - an epic event that changed the world forever. The exhibit is located in the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center and is open from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 10 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.StAugustine-450.com
 
Art Dorks Rise' Art Exhibit at space:eight gallery - 'Art Dorks Rise' is a group show of 30 internationally-acclaimed artists exhibiting 30 pieces of original work. The show runs through November 30. 228 West King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-2838 www.spaceeight.com  
 
Viva Florida Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association - Florida's 500th Anniversary year concludes with this popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery. The exhibited works celebrate the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org 
Tuesday- Friday: November 19 - 22
The Chess Project Exhibition - The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College will host artist Lee Walton's "The Chess Project," an exhibition that is the tangible manifestation of the artist's pursuit to master his hobby. Admission is free. The Museum is open to the public Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Tuesday:  November 19
Salt Air Farmer's Market - Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com 
  
National Cemetery's Story Presented - At 7 p.m., Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Greg Moore presents the story of St. Augustine's National Military Cemetery including interesting details on the notables and lesser-knowns buried there. The presentation takes place in the Virginia Room (upstairs) at Flagler's Ringhaver Student Center. Lt. Col. Moore has authored a book on the subject and copies will be available for sale with the proceeds going to a military charity.
50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.
 
Music Masters Lecture and Performance - EMMA and Flagler College host a Music Masters lecture and recital series from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College. Janet Rabe-Meyer, is known for her "radiant voice and intense acting." She will present "Witches, Bitches and Boys: A Mezzo Soprano Gets Into Character." Admission is $6 at the door. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
Wednesday:  November 20
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market  - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park on St. Augustine Beach, 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.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 

Pet Friendly St. Augustine Food Tour - Bring your best friend along from 1:30 - 4 p.m. to  learn some of the history of St. Augustine and taste some of the delectable offerings in the "first city." The tour stops at 5 pet friendly restaurants. All pets must be leashed. The tour is limited to 10 humans with their fur babies. Tickets are $49 (receive a discount with online booking). 904-392-7137 www.StAugustineHistoricTours.com 
 
Fall Eco-Explorer Tour  - Join St. Augustine Eco Tours on a 90-minute boat trip through the waters of St. Augustine to look for wild dolphins and amazing wading birds.  Nature lovers of all kinds will enjoy this expedition guided by trained interpretive naturalists.  Great photo opportunities!   Departs from the Municipal Marina at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Special rate: $35/adults and $30/kids ages 3-12, $175 for private tour up to 6 guests. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
 
Wednesday Night River Cruise - Cap's Restaurant and Jax Water Tours present a 45 minute cruise leaving the Cap's dock at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for $10 per person (children up to 6 years $5). Tickets are first-come, first-served. Plan a Cap's dinner after the cruise, plus take some hot coffee drinks or home made deserts from Cap's along on the cruise. 435 Myrtle St., St. Augustine. 904-824-8794 http://capsonthewater.com
 
Wednesday - Saturday:  November  20 - 23
Senior Conservatory One-Acts (presented over two nights each) - Senior student-directed one-act plays, serving as capstone projects for Theatre Arts majors at Flagler College, presented over the course of two nights. $5 admission is good for two nights of these one-act presentations. Show times are 7 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8600
Thursday - Sunday: November 21 - 24
Limelight Theatre Presents "Bad Seed" - Written by Maxwell Anderson, "Bad Seed" is set in a small southern town where a penmanship contest and a child's drowning combine to create a memorable mystery thriller. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through 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 
Thursday: November 21
Shrimp Boat City' Book Signing & Shrimp Boil - From 5:30 - 7 p.m. Johnny & Bennie's Kitchen in Hastings will host a book signing for Shrimp Boat City, a new publication covering 100 years of St. Augustine's commercial shrimping and boat building history. Meet Brendan Burke, archaeologist and author of the book. Indulge in a delicious shrimp boil provided by Johnny & Beanie's Kitchen. Tickets are $10 and a portion of the proceeds will support the nonprofit mission of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum to preserve maritime history and present educational programs. 224 N. Main St., Hasting, FL. 904-829-0745 www.staugustinelighthouse.org
Friday - Sunday: November 22 - 24
Shadows of the Past Tour -  Take a night-time guided tour of the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park to experience the eerie beauty of the Timucua burials, an Indian Village, and the Menendez Settlement field by moonlight.Tours start at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 per person. 11 Magnolia Avenue. http://www.fountainofyouthflorida.com/nighttours.html

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at the IMAX Theater- The IMAX 3D Theatre at World Golf Hall of Fame features The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the continuing adventures of Katniss Everdeen in a futuristic dystopian world.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for showtimes. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4133 www.worldgolfimax.com 
Friday: November 22
Magic at Colonial Quarter - Mayhem de Magnifico and crew perform a kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Saturday: November 23
Old City Farmers Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733 
 
Fourth Saturday: Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve - Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net, collecting species of fish, crabs and more. Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the Reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center.   505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 gtmnerrfamilyseine-eorg.eventbrite.com
 
Colonial Autumn in Spanish Florida - Fort Mose will host from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. a Local Farm Fare market of vegetables, herbs and fruits from colonial times that are still grown locally today. At 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., Annie Francis, independent scholar, presents research findings on foods commonly consumed in Colonial Spanish Florida along with original recipes. Take a walking tour through the market to sample and learn more about these traditional products and their preparations. Vegetables and fruits may be purchased. Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose
 
Flagler Creates! - Flagler College hosts the fourth annual Flagler Creates! handmade festival from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the College's West Lawn at the Ringhaver Student Center. This festival offers Flagler students, faculty, staff, alumni and Flagler families the opportunity to display and sell items they have created. Participant entry fees go to benefit the Flagler College Annual Fund. 50 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine. 904-829-6481 www.flagler.edu/FlaglerCreates
  
Nights of Lights Light up! Millions of tiny white lights will glow along the ancient streets and historic buildings of the Nation's oldest city when the 20th Annual Nights of Lights celebration sparkles to life at 6:30 p.m. in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitucion. Holiday music, the lighting of the city's Christmas tree and an exciting countdown add to the splendor of the lighting of one of the world's greatest holiday light displays. 10 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. www.NightsofLights.com 
 
Castillo de San Marcos by Candlelight -Candlelight tours of the ancient Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, take place on the third Saturday of the month. Weather permitting. Advance tickets are $8 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
 
 
Saturday & Sunday: November 23 & 24
9th Annual St. Johns County Festival of Trees at World Golf Village - The St. Johns County Convention Center and Renaissance World Golf Village Resort showcase trees and wreaths decorated and donated by local businesses, organizations, families and friends from the community. The display is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the final day. Admission is free. The trees and wreathes will be part of a silent auction and visitors will also be encouraged to fill out a ballot indicating the number of votes (in minimum $1 bids) they would like to cast for their favorites. Proceeds will benefit the St. Augustine Record's Empty Stocking Fund and the United Way of St. Johns County.
500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. 904-940-4000 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
 
Nights of Lights Boat Tour - Take a boat from Camachee Cove Marina at 6:30 p.m. or
8 p.m. for a 1-hour tour through the Bridge of Lions, and along the Bayfront and Fort. Tickets are $39 weekdays and $49 weekends. You may BYOB if you like and dress warmly. 282 Yacht Club Dr., Dock A-19, St. Augustine. 904-332-7194 www.JaxWaterTours.com
 
Nights of Lights Sunset Sail - See the Nights of Lights from aboard the Schooner Freedom's daily sunset cruise on Matanzas Bay. The two-hour cruise departs from the St. Augustine City Marina at 4:15 p.m. and are priced at $45 per adult; $35 per child (ages 2-12); under 2, free. All cruises include complimentary soda, water, beer and wine. 111 Avenida Menendez, 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
 
St. Augustine Vintage Car Nights of Lights Tours - Celebrate the holidays and see St. Augustine's fabulous Nights of Lights on a relaxing and romantic ride in a comfortable electric vintage car replica. Tours begin and end at the Villa Zorayda Museum. Tickets are $15 per person (maximum of six passengers per tour). Call for reservations and times. 83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-430-3542 www.staugustinevintagecartours.com
 
Gold Tour's Private Nights of Lights Tours - See the world-renowned St Augustine lights on a tour aboard a quiet electric tour bus. Travel the narrowest and quaintest streets of the ancient city to see all the lights and historic buildings up close. These narrated tours last 45 minutes and accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers. Reservations are required. Tour times vary. $15 per person or $80 for the whole bus. 31 Orange St., St. Augustine. 904-325-0547 www.staugustinegoldtours.com
Sunday: November 24
Santa's Big Red Christmas Train - See St. Augustine's spectacular Nights of Lights aboard Ripley's Big Red Christmas Trains. The tours start from Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and include magic lightseeing glasses, snow, family friendly-movies and marshmallow roasting. The tours are Sunday - Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights include holiday classic movies on the Big Screen like Frosty, the Grinch, Rudolph, etc. Tickets are $8 adults and $4.50 for kids.  19 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine. 904-824-1606 www.ripleys.com/RedTrains
 
The Holly Jolly Nights of Lights Trolley - Explore St. Augustine's famous Nights of Lights in the comfort of the Holly Jolly Trolley. Tours depart nightly 6 - 8 p.m. (and later on weekends). Complimentary hot apple cider and homemade cookies, visits with Santa, and magical viewing glasses. Stops at the Old Drugstore and the Colonial Quarter. Weekend tickets (Friday & Saturday) $12 adults and $4 children; weekday tickets (Sunday - Thursday) $9 adults and $4 children. Tours depart from the Visitors Information Center, 10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. FREE parking and shuttle to the tour is available from the Old Jail, 167 San Marco Ave.; the Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave.; and the Welcome Center 1700 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. 904-829-3800   www.trolleytours.com
 
"Check, Please" at the Raintree Restaurant - A theatrical performance of "Check, Please," combined with great dining, creates a memorable and enjoyable evening of entertainment. Tickets to this 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

11/12/2013

Events in St. Augustine (Nov. 12-14) | StAugustine.com

Events in St. Augustine (Nov. 12-14) | StAugustine.com

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Salt Air Farmers Market: Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane, hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other items. Call 904-814-9886 or go to www.marinelandmarina.com.
ROMANZA GATHERING: Romanza Inc. will host a gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. at Amici Italian Restaurant, 1915 A1A South. Hors d’oeuvres provided courtesy of Amici’s and cash bar. This month’s program will highlight the unveiling of the 2014 Kilted St. Augustine Calendar featuring local firefighters, kilted celebs and the Irish band Albanach. Go www.romanza.com.

Stand Up Paddle: A group Stand Up Paddle will begin at 9 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from the St. Augustine Lighthouse Park, 442 Ocean Vista Ave. Manatees, dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles and all kinds of birds can be seen during this event. Cost is $40 per person. Call 904-315-8442 or go to kayakingstaugustine.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
The Falling Bones: Live music by local band The Falling Bones will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. during Woodstock Wednesdays at Panama Hatties, 361 A1A Beach Blvd. Call 471-2192 or go to www.panamahattiesbar.com.

DINNER AND A MOVIE: “American Perfekt” will be on screen at 7:30 p.m. in Gypsy Cab’s Corner Bar, 828 Anastasia Blvd. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Donation is $8 for film; with food and drinks at an extra charge. For reservations, call at 904-808-7330 or go to www.stjohnsculture.com.



Corks and Forks walking tour: The Tasting Tours of St. Augustine hosts a 2 to 2.5 hour food and wine walking tour. The guided tour includes 4 to 5 food tasting venues and 3 to 4 wine sampling venues. This is a fun and informative tour begins at 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Cost is $76 per person. Call 904-386-5482 or go to www.thetastingtours.com.



Wednesday market: Fresh produce and prepared food from local vendors is available from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.



Thursday, Nov. 14



Fine art exhibit: Students in Florida School of the Arts will exhibit works in a juried exhibition opening at 7 p.m. in the Floarts main gallery in Palatka. The event is free and open to the public.

Call 386-312-4300 or go to floarts.org.

Bad Seed: “Bad Seed” is on stage through Nov. 24 in Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave. On the surface Rhoda Penmark is sweet, charming and admired by her elders. But things take a dark turn when one of Rhoda’s rival schoolmates mysteriously drowns at a picnic. For show times and tickets, go to limelight-theatre.org.



Open mic at Tradewinds: Open mic night begins at 5 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday in Tradewinds Lounger, 124 Charlotte St. Band Matanzas performs at 9 p.m. following open mic. Call 904-826-1590.

11/05/2013

List of Restaurants OPEN on Thanksgiving

Here is a list of all restaurants that will be open this year on Thanksgiving. Thanks to the St. Augustine Ponte Vedra & the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau for providing this information!

www.sapvb.org/marketing/uploads/1105101005.pdf

11/04/2013

Monday - Monday : November 4 - 11 (Including Veterans Day)
New World in the Eyes of Explorers Exhibit  - www.StAugustine-450.com
 
Art Dorks Rise' Art Exhibit at space:eight gallery - www.spaceeight.com  
 
Viva Florida Exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association - Florida's 500th Anniversary year concludes with this popular exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association Gallery. The exhibited works celebrate the sights and structures, beaches and byways, flora and fauna, history and happenings that are uniquely Florida. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Monday & Thursday: November 4 & 7
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West at the IMAX Theater -  www.worldgolfimax.com
Monday - Friday: November 4 - 8
The Chess Project Exhibition - www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Tuesday - Friday:  November 6 - 8
"Watercolors of the World by Brad Bennett" - www.stjohnsculture.com
Tuesday:  November 5 
Salt Air Farmer's Market - Marineland Marina hosts the Salt Air Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Find an array of fresh, organically-grown produce and other yummy things.  101 Tolstoy Lane, St. Augustine. 904-814-9886 www.marinelandmarina.com 
 
Sunset Sailing Aboard Sirenia - Feel your worries melt away on this 2-hour journey into the estuary surrounding the nation's oldest city.  Take in views of St. Augustine's historic bayfront as a romantic sunset colors the sky.  Your Captain will do the work or let you try your hand at sailing, otherwise you can relax as the world passes you by. The tour leaves from the St. Augustine Marina. Reservations Required. Special rate:  Buy 1 ticket full price at $50/adult and get $10 off 2nd adult ticket!  Tour time is 3:45 p.m.  111 Avenida Menendez
                        
Music Masters Lecture and Performance - EMMA and Flagler College host a Music Masters lecture from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Flagler Room at Flagler College with Nick Curry, Cello with the Trio Florida. The program will include Dvorak's Dumky Trio as well as a piano Trio by pianist Gary Smart who will talk about how he composed this work and his inspirations for writing the piece. The compositional details surrounding Dvorak's trio will be discussed. Admission is $6 at the door. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com
Wednesday:  November 6
Farmer's Arts and Crafts Market  - Farmer's Market located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park on St. Augustine Beach, 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.  904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.com 

First Wednesdays Lightner Museum Tours - Lightner Museum curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. This themed interactive tour changes monthly and is designed to give participants an opportunity to talk with the curator and to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   The curator tour begins at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the museum. The tour is included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for under 12. 75 King St. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org
 
Discover First America Program - "Secrets of the Spanish Colonial Archives" marks the official debut of the Catholic Diocese digital archives developed by Professor Michael Francis of the University of South Florida in collaboration with Vanderbilt University. The program also provides a sneak peek at the foods and wines available at Colonial Quarter's Spanish Mercado along with demonstrations of Spanish cuisine. In addition, the Colonial Quarter's Picolata Players will preform. This program is sponsored by the Colonial Quarter and held in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is free. St. Augustine 450th Commemoration passports with souvenir stampings are complimentary to attendees.
14 Granada St.  www.Staugustine-450.com
Thursday - Sunday: November 7 - 10
9th Annual Florida Literary Arts "Other Words" Conference - This year's conference focuses on "Writing Florida: The First 500 Years". The weekend features panels, readings, workshops and an independent book fair, all focused around the unique literary landscape of historic and contemporary Florida. All nightly conference readings start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The readings include poets, novelists, and memoirists, Mark Powell, Gianna Rosso, D. K Roberts, Campbell McGrath, and Rhonda Riley.   The workshops which include screenwriting, poetry,, non-fiction, and fiction require registration. 74 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-6481 www.floridarts.org
 
Limelight Theatre Presents "Bad Seed" - Written by Maxwell Anderson, "Bad Seed" is set in a small southern town where a penmanship contest and a child's drowning combine to create a memorable mystery thriller. 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
Thursday: November 7
A Tale of Two Black Boys - Dr. Elijah Anderson, Professor of Sociology, Yale University, presents "Trayvon and Emmett: A Tale of Two Black Boys" at 7 p.m. in Flagler College Lewis Auditorium. The lecture is part of the speaker 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. The lecture is free and open to the public. 14 Granada Street  904-819-6282 www.flagler.edu/our-community 
 
Filmmaker Josh Gibson at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum - Josh Gibson, Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, discusses his three most recent films, "Kudzu Vine", "Light Plate" and "Nile Perch" at 7 p.m. at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. In the past three years, his films have won 14 major festival awards. His film "Nile Perch" is one of the 15 finalists for Cinema Eye Honors' Best Short documentary of 2013. Free Admission. 48 Sevilla St. 904-826-8530 www.flagler.edu/crispellert
Friday - Sunday: November 8 - 10
6th Annual Pirate Gathering - Three days of pirate fun and history in the nation's oldest city! Enjoy historic exhibits, living history demonstrations, a privateer parade and pirate battles. The events take place at Francis Field, Colonial Quarter, on the bayfront and along Orange St. in downtown St. Augustine. Admission to Francis Field is "A-Buck-an-ear" ($2) for adult/child. 29 West Castillo Dr. 904-824-4997 www.pirategathering.com
Friday: November 8
Passion Pit with Two Door Cinema Club, The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia - Indie pop band Passion Pit performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The performance will feature special guests The Joy Formidable and St. Lucia. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.) Tickets range from $33 - $42.50. 1320 A1A South  904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
The St. Augustine Story - Lee Weaver portrays three different St. Augustine Lighthouse keepers who tell the story of the Oldest City from their perspective. Curtain time at The Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez is 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 adults and $12.50 Students. 259 San Marco Ave.  904-824-8874 www.oldfloridamuseum.com
 
Magic at Colonial Quarter - Mayhem de Magnifico and crew perform a kid-friendly Magic Show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Saturday - Monday: November 9 -11
Veterans Day Weekend at Castillo de San Marcos - In honor of those who have served the U.S. military, the National Parks Service is offering free admission to the Castillo de San Marcos for the weekend. Built by the Spanish military between 1672 and 1695, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S. On Friday and Saturday, visitors can experience living history during Spanish Military cannon firings from 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. The Castillo de San Marcosoverlooks Matanzas Bay. 1 S. Castillo Dr.
904-829-6506 www.NPS.gov/casa
 
Veterans Day/Month at the World Golf Hall of Fame - This Saturday through Monday,   Veterans and their dependents receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Through the rest of November, all active duty military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission. There will be special scavenger hunts and exhibits highlighting golf's relationship with the military. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and noon - 6 p.m. on Sunday.   Adult admission is $19.50, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students. 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org
Saturday: November 9
Old City Farmers Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more. Takes place 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South.
 
Second Saturdays GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike - Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 - 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 http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
 
City Walks Pet Friendly Tours - Bring Fido 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. Pets must be leashed, and reservations are required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.staugustinecitywalks.com
 
Maximo's 10-Year Anniversary Celebration - The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park celebrates the 10th anniversary of the arrival of Maximo at the park. The giant saltwater crocodile continues to be one of the park's most popular residents. The celebration includes prizes, a scavenger hunt, face painting, and give aways. Meet St. Augustine-native Nascar driver Scott Lagasse Jr. from noon - 3 p.m. Outback Steakhouse will provide small bites from Down Under from noon - 2 p.m. The park is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $22.95 Adults; Children $11.95 (ages 3 - 11). Scouts in uniform get free admission.
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-824-3337 www.alligatorfarm.com
 
Justin Moore Concert - Billboard's "Top New Country Artist of 2009," Justin Moore performs with Randy Hauser and Josh Thompson at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets range from $24.50 - $50. 1320 A1A South  904-471-1965 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
EMMA Concert: New Directions Veterans Choir - The New Directors Veterans Choir, an award-winning a cappella group comprised of men and women who have served proudly in the U.S. military, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Tickets are $30. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.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 
 
Comedy at Colonial Quarter - The Picolata Players perform a comedy hi-jinks. The show begins at 8 p.m. under the stately Colonial Oak at the Colonial Quarter. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 15. Under age 5 free. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine.             904-599-2113 www.colonialquarter.com
Sunday: November 10
Lincolnville Farmer's Market  - Eddie Vickers Park hosts the farmers market with farm-fresh vegetables, meats/fish, cheese, bread, treats, arts & crafts, prepared food, jewelry, picnic areas, playground and more! Every Sunday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. www.LincolnvilleFarmersMarket.com 
 
Music in the Gardens - From 1 - 4 p.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park celebrates Veterans Day with the grand opening of their new stage. The Veteran's Day Appreciation Concert will feature Tim Rippey, a highly-acclaimed vocalist who entertains with country, easy listening, and more. There will be a silent auction, refreshments through a Bake Sale and plant enthusiasts will be able to purchase plants. Free Admission. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783 www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks
 
Old City Music Fest - Musical performances featuring classic rock band Kansas, Uncle Kracker, John Anderson, Bush Hawg and Morgan Frazier will headline the day's concert at the St. Augustine Flea Market. This exciting day of great music, food and people will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in their mission to honor and empower wounded service members. Pre-sale tickets are $25 general admission and $75 VIP seating. Military discounts available. 2495 SR 207 at I-95, St. Augustine www.oldcitymusicfest.com
 
"Hansel & Gretel" A Fairy Tale Opera - A fairy tale opera for the whole family will be performed at 4 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. The Grimm Brothers' story will be sung in English by professional singers along with The St. Augustine Youth Chorus.  Special Family Tickets are $50 (2 adults, 2 children) or Adults: $25; Students with ID $10. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-417-5555 www.firstcoastopera.com
 
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. on the second Sunday of each month. Admission is free. 2300 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach. 904-824-4493
 
"Check, Please" at the Raintree Restaurant - A theatrical performance of "Check, Please", combined with great dining, creates 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
Monday: November 11 - Veteran's Dsy
Veterans Day Ceremony at Francis Field - The Veterans Day Ceremony at St. Augustine's Francis Field is hosted by the Veterans Council of St. Johns County and the Florida National Guard. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.and there will be two minutes of firing at 10:59 a.m. to simulate the constant barrage that ceased on 11/11/1918. There will be re-enactors, static displays of military vehicles and over 20 Color Guards. 11 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.450military.org
 
Veterans Day Memorial at St. Augustine Beach - The City of St. Augustine Beach will host an observance to honor our veterans from 3 - 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park Veterans' Memorial (behind the police station). The ceremony will be led by City of St. Augustine Beach Vice-Mayor Rich O'Brien, and will include an honor guard, bagpipers, Veterans groups and special guest speakers. Refreshments will be served. 2200 A1A South
 
Veteran's Day Ecology Tour - Jump aboard St. Augustine Eco Tour's research vessel to explore beautiful marshes with productivity that rivals even the most intact rainforest. Sightings of osprey, manatees, and dolphins are all possibilities on this journey through the estuary! This is a one-of-a-kind family adventure offered several times per day. Trips reserved for 2 to 6 guests. $35 for adults, $30 for kids ages 12 & under or $175 for a private tour.  Departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina and reservations are required.
111 Avenida Menendez  (904) 377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com