This Week in St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches

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Monday - Saturday, October 15-20


Student Exhibition

This exhibition on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features works by students of the center. The exhibit will be on display through November 10. Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614


Kathy Stark Exhibition

This exhibition titled The Wilderness of North Florida's Parks is on display at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. The exhibit will be on display through November 10.  Admission to the exhibition is free. The center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-280-0614




Monday - Sunday, October 15 - 21


Flagler 50: Celebrating a College and a Preservation Legacy, 1968-2018 Exhibition

This exhibition is part of the upcoming repertoire of 50th anniversary celebrations at Flagler College. The exhibition features historic photos and morsels of information about the humble beginnings of the college through today. The exhibition can be accessed via Flagler's Legacy Tours or through the Florida Stories phone app available for free download, a newly created 24-page self-guided tour booklet about the historic campus. This special exhibit will be available through May 2019. The cost for the Legacy Tours is $12 for adults and free for youth under age 10 with a paid adult. Tours are offered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 74 King St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481


SAiRA Restaurant Week

St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) is hosting a celebration of the local dining experience. Chefs from each of the 12 participating restaurants will prepare special, adventurous and delicious lunch and dinner menu experiences.  Dinners are $35, and lunches are $20. Participants can pick up a Restaurant Week Passport at any SAiRA member establishments listed on the website. Diners who receive passport stamps from five different restaurants throughout the week will receive a $25 SAiRA gift certificate. 904-540-3129



Pumpkin Patch 2018

Stop by Rype and Readi's Downtown Farm Market to pick a pumpkin from one of the many found in the pumpkin patch. Also, kids can paint a pumpkin every Saturday in October from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The cost to paint a pumpkin is $3 plus the pumpkin purchase. The Pumpkin Patch will be open through October 31. The downtown location is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine 904-429-3070


First Man at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

This film is a look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.  First Man will be showing through November 1. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123



Tuesday, October 16


Jaws of the Sea

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation hosts this free event along with Marineland Dolphin Adventure from 10-11 a.m. at Nease Beachfront Park. This is an interactive walk where participants will learn all about sharks. Participants will also get a chance to look for shark teeth on the beach. Registration is available online. 3171 Coastal Highway, St. Augustine 904-209-0335



Tuesday - Sunday, October 16 - 21


17th Annual Tactile Art Show

This exhibition at the St. Augustine Art Association includes art that is touchable, visually appealing and engaging for the blind. Braille signage is also part of the exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday noon-4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine 904-824-2310



Wednesday, October 17


Saltwater Fishing 101

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is offering free fishing clinics on select Wednesdays in October and November. The clinic scheduled on this date is about casting. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, water bottle, fishing rod and reel with fishing line. The clinic takes place at the Usina Boat Ramp from 9-11 a.m.  603 Euclid Ave., St. Augustine 904-209-0335


Afternoon Insight: Sea Turtles

Hosted by the GTM Research Reserve, this month's topic focuses on sea turtles. The event is from 3-4 p.m. at the GTM Research Reserve Visitor Center. Registration is available online. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500


Transformative Experiences: Flagler College at 50

Flagler College will open its doors to the public for a unique look inside the world of academia. At 5 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, faculty from different disciplines will present various research projects centered on the theme of the college's 50th anniversary in a special edition of a faculty program called Scholarship 20/20. Admission is free. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-829-6481


St. Augustine Community Band Fall Concert

This performance opens the season for the St. Augustine Community Band, which will feature fine concert band music. The concert takes place at Pacetti Bay Middle School at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15, student admission is $5 with ID, and admission for youth under age 12 is free. 245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine 607-343-6441



Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, October 17, 18, 20


Owl Prowl

Join St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky for a free after dark guided tour to learn about the creatures that thrive at night, including resident owls. The walk is from 6:45-9:15 p.m. each evening. The walk takes place at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 FL-13 in Switzerland, on Wednesday, Vaill Point Park, 630 Vaill Point Rd. in St. Augustine on Thursday, and Canopy Shores Park, 804 Christina Dr. in St. Augustine on Saturday. 904-209 0348



Thursday, October 18


Throwback Thursday:  Destry Rides Again at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe

This movie will be preceded by a brief commentary by Professor Hischak, the author of the book 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year and 28 other books on film, theatre and popular music. He currently teaches film at Flagler College. When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job. This film is showing at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at noon. The cost is $10, which includes a meal, popcorn, small drink and showing of the movie. 36 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-679-5736


The Fabulous Thunderbirds Featuring Kim Wilson at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes Texas roadhouse blues group The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $56.50-$36.50. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367


Night Under the Stars

St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Ancient City Astronomy Club bring you this free event about astronomy 101 at Frank B. Butler Park East from 8-10 p.m. Learn about the constellations, star names and more. Space is limited, and registration is required.  Registration is available online. 5860 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0335



Thursday - Sunday, October 17 -21


Cabaret at the Limelight Theatre

This musical is playing on the main stage at the Limelight Theatre. Cabaret, based on the book by Joe Masteroff and stories by Christopher Isherwood, is set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $26 for general admission, $24 for seniors and $20 for students and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine 904-825-1164



Friday, October 19


Coffee with a Ranger

Anastasia State Park will host a casual meet-and-greet and morning Q&A session with an experienced park ranger. Grab a cup of coffee and hang out with the people protecting your parks. Meet by the Island Beach Grill from 8-9 a.m. for the program. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation. This event is free with paid park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033


Kid's Beach Yoga

Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for this free kid-friendly yoga event from 4-4:45 p.m. at the St. Johns County Pier Pavilion. It is recommended to wear loose clothing and bring a towel or mat. Registration is available online. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach 904-209-0335


Promenade the Alcazar
Join the Lightner Museum for a spectacular anniversary celebration from 7-10 p.m., with VIP entrance beginning at 6 p.m. Promenade the Alcazar will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Lightner Museum and the 130th anniversary of the former Alcazar Hotel, the building the museum is housed in. The evening begins with music by The Raisin Cake Orchestra and mini architectural tours of the historic Alcazar Hotel courtyard. Wine tastings and food pairings (light hors d'oeuvres) will be available throughout the museum's four levels. Opportunities to engage with the museum's collection and the rich history of the building will further enhance this milestone event. And, a representative from NYC's Museum Hack will be in the galleries, interacting with guests in a fun and informative manner. Several newly restored exhibition spaces highlighting the museum's permanent collection will be unveiled. as part of the museum's evening activities.  Many items currently in storage will be on view for the first time as part of the new exhibits. Admission is $130 for a VIP ticket or $70 for a general admission ticket. 75 King St., St. Augustine 904-824-2874


Owl and Sunset Symphony

The Stetson Kennedy Foundation and St. Johns County Parks & Recreation will present a sunset owl talk at Beluthahatchee Park. Enjoy a sunset while learning about the park's unique history and listening to nature's symphony. Hopefully owls will join in. Bring your lawn chair. Admission is free, and the talk is from 6:45-9 p.m. 1523 S.R. 13 North, Fruit Cove 904-209-0348 


Origins of Halloween and Tales of St. Augustine's Dark Side Tour

Explore the stories of how many of our present day Halloween customs began...bonfires, jack-o-lanterns, costumes and masks, trick-or-treating and more. This family friendly evening tour will feature enchanting stories on the history, myths and legends of the original Halloween, also known as Samhain - the Celtic New Year. This walking tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087


Bob Dylan and His Band at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that musical legend Bob Dylan and His Band will return to St. Augustine. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission ranges from $94-$54. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367


Colt Ford at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

American country music artist Colt Ford will perform live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $35. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367



Friday & Saturday, October 19&20


Saint Benedict the Moor Blues Festival

This annual blues festival takes place at Saint Benedict the Moor Church. Enjoy great food and music from 4-10 p.m. on Friday and noon-10 p.m. on Saturday. Visit the website for the band schedule. Admission is $5. 86 M L King Ave., St. Augustine 904-228-0051


The HOLLER-Ween Festival 

Join the Florida Agricultural Museum from 6:30-11 p.m. for this bash that features haunted trails, a haunted house, wagon rides and fun for the entire family. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youth. 7900 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast 386-446-7630


Haunted Barn at the Downtown Farm Market

Rype & Readi is hosting this haunted barn at its downtown location from 7-9:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening in October. Food will be available to purchase. The recommended age for the haunted barn is youth ages 13 or over. Those ages 12 and under are recommended to attend the not-so-scary nights on Friday from 6-8:30 p.m. This event is a canned food drive to benefit different charities. Admission is two cans per person plus a $5 entry donation. 115 La Quinta Place, St. Augustine 904-429-3070



Friday - Sunday, October 19-21


St. Augustine Songwriters Festival

Hear the stories behind your favorite No. 1 songs by the writers who wrote them. Songwriters are always behind the scenes, but not at this event, which takes place at Prohibition Kitchen, 119 St. George St., Colonial Oak Music Park, 33 St. George St., Mill Top Tavern, 19 1/2 St. George St., and San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St. On Friday and Saturday, the music starts at 12:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be songwriter classes from professional songwriters starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Colonial Oak Music Park. Visit the website for the performance schedule. Admission is free. 904-342-2857


Sykes Family Farms Crop Maze

Fall is in the air at Sykes Family Farms. This family friendly event offers a corn maze, hayride, playgrounds, races and viewing of farm animals. The farm is open Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $13 and is all inclusive. Admission for youth ages 2 and under is free. 5995 Brough Rd., Elkton 904-692-1370



Saturday, October 20


The Great St. Augustine Paint Out

As part of the nation-wide Oil Painters of America (OPA) outdoor paint outs, local and regional artists will be setting up their easels from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in St. Augustine's Old Town section. Artists working in all types of media are welcome but must be registered to participate. Visitors and residetns are welcome to watch artists transform blank canvases into their unique impressions of the scenes around them.  Aviles Street, Charlotte Street and surrounding area. 904-635-2927


Cracker Day

The St. Johns County Cattlemen's Association is hosting this event at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds featuring horse games and food, including barbecue. Gates open at 6 a.m., and the event is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $5 (cash only). Registration to compete in the horse games ranges from $15-$5. 5840 S.R. 207, Elkton 904-669-6186


Hastings Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for the annual Hastings Breast Cancer Walk at the W.E. Harris Community Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. After the walk, nearby Al Wilke Park will host live entertainment, informational booths and a ceremony recognizing local breast cancer survivors, which will begin at 10 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear pink. Donations will be accepted with all donations going to Pink Up the Pace. This event is free, open to the public and all ages are welcome. For more information, contact Tanya Jackson. 400 E. Harris St., Hastings 904-692-3655


Beach Exploration at the GTM Research Reserve

Join the GTM Research Reserve for this family friendly beach walk at the Guana South Beach location from 9-11 a.m. Participants will learn about the animals that live at the beach as well as other interesting beach facts. Parking is $3 per vehicle. 1798 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 904-823-4500 


Room on the Broom at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

The IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame is showing Room on the Broom every Saturday and select Sundays in October. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123


Healthy Lifestyle Health, Fitness and Leisure Expo

This event takes place at the St. Augustine Outlets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and features health screenings for all ages, county community resource agencies, fit and fun kids' zone, interactive workouts and performances, healthy food and many more activities. Admission is free. 500 Outlet Mall Blvd., St. Augustine 904-829-4502


Soldado Recruiting Program

Hosted by the St. Augustine 1740 Spanish Garrison and led by Sargento Alex D'Agnillo, there will be a soldado recruiting program held at the Castillo de San Marcos from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St Augustine  


Tolomato Cemetery Guided Tour

Tour the oldest extant planned cemetery in Florida with burials from the First Spanish Period, 1565-1763. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Tours are from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 14 Cordova St., St. Augustine 904-257-3273


Let's Talk Turtle

Join us in discovering the wonderful sea turtles of Anastasia State Park from 1-2 p.m. You will learn about how we identify the turtle nests, hatching and the great journey they begin after leaving the beach and the dangers they encounter in our oceans. This is a fun-filled, energetic program about these miraculous animals that have been on Earth for millions of years. This program will take place at the Sea Turtle Pavilion near the Island Beach Grill. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033


Black Heritage & Civil Rights Walking Tour

You are invited to join St. Augustine Black Heritage Tours for a walking tour of historical sites in St. Augustine where more than 400 years of African-American history lives. This 1.5-hour guided tour departs from Tour Saint Augustine at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, and a portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales for this tour will be donated to the ACCORD Civil Rights Museum in St. Augustine. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada St., St. Augustine 904-825-0087 


Jacksonville Creepy Crawl 5K & Vampire Mile

Wear your Halloween costume for this run and walk throughout the Nocatee community. Registration is at 4 p.m., and the run/walk begins at 5 p.m. The event features free food, fun, games and a costume contest. Visit the website for registration information. 245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach 800-293-6527


Sunset Paddle

Join Anastasia Watersports and enjoy the rich crimson, purple and gold sky as the sun sets over the Salt Run tidal basin at 6 p.m. Multiple watercraft options include single kayaks, tandem kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Private boats welcome at a lower rate. Trips are guided by our engaging staff. Check in at Anastasia Watersports 15 minutes prior to departure. Call or email for reservations. The cost is $35 for program and rental, including lifejackets and paddles. If you launch your own boat, the cost is $15 for the program. Admission into the park ranges form $8-$2. 904-460-9111


Changing of the Guard

There will be a Changing of the Guard ceremony performed by the St. Augustine 1740 Spanish Garrison at 6:30 p.m. Participants will muster at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., at 5:45 p.m., split into two groups (A and B) and proceed to St. George Street. Group A will march to the Governor's House Cultural Center & Museum, 48 King St., at 6:10 p.m. while group B will march to the City Gate. At 6:20 p.m., Group B will march down St. George Street from the City Gate to the Governor's House Cultural Center & Museum. The two groups will converge to perform the Changing of the Guard ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, participants will briefly interact with the public and then march as a combined force back to the Taberna del Caballo at the Colonial Quarter.


Castillo by Candlelight: Taking the Plunge

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Centennial of the National Park Service, this special ticketed event asks visitors to follow in the footsteps of a young Spanish boy joining the Spanish Garrison at the Castillo to defend his home, his family and his country. Tours for this special ticketed event are available for 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reserve tickets in advance by calling or stopping by the Castillo ticket booth. Tickets are limited, so advance reservations are recommended. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-15 and free for youth under age 5. 1 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine 904-829-6506 Ext. 239


Gamble Rogers Music Festival Concert Series: Americana

Mean Mary & Frank James will perform at Lohman Auditorium at 7 p.m. as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival Concert Series. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance. 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine


Death Cab for Cutie at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Grammy-nominated indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie will perform at 7 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $55-49.50. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367


The Breeders at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes indie rock group The Breeders to the stage. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance is at 8 p.m. Admission is $39. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach 904-209-0367



Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21


Room on the Broom at IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame

The IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame is showing Room on the Broom every Saturday and select Sundays in October. Visit the website for show times and ticket pricing. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine 904-940-4123



Sunday, October 21


Guided Bird Walk

Meet the birds at Anastasia State Park on this monthly bird walk from 8:30-10:30 a.m.This fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails and other areas. Please 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 located within the park. The program is free with regular park admission, which ranges from $8-$2. 300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine 904-461-2033


Fall 2018 St. Augustine Record Fair

The biannual St. Augustine Record Fair is a free, family friendly event that is open to the public and will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Music lovers and collectors are invited to shop thousands of music-related items including new and used vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, posters, turntable equipment and supplies, memorabilia, collectibles and more. This year, more than 25 music vendors from across the Southeast United States will be on site, offering shoppers the chance to choose from nearly every type of musical genre to grow their collection. 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine 904-209-0367


Howl-O-Ween Walk

Join St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for the annual Howl-O-Ween Walk at Treaty Park from 2-4 p.m. Costumes are strongly encouraged for both dogs and their humans. The best dog costume and best team costume will be awarded a prize. Dog supplies will be collected and donated to the St. Johns County Animal Control Pet Center. All ages are welcome, and there is a $20 fee per person/dog. For more information and to register, contact Stephanie Taylor. 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine 904-669-6612



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