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Lots to do in St Augustine during October

October 18, 2012 | By More

Looking for something fun to do in the Historic City this weekend? St Augustine and St Johns County is famous for always having something entertaining going on, as you can see in this week’s list.

Now through Sunday October 28

11th Annual Tactile Show
All Touchable Artworks: includes sculpture, assemblages, pottery, fiber art, mixed media, textured wall hangings, interactive art.Works are both aesthetically appealing and engaging for the blind and visually impaired. (No sharp edges.) Part of the Art Beyond Sight global initiative. Produced in partnership with Florida School for the Deaf & Blind. Admission is free Tuesday through Saturday: 12-4pm; Sunday 2-5pm at the Saint Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St.
For info: 904.824.2310; staaa.org

Now through Sunday October 28

Agritainment!
What is agritainment you ask? Combine a 9-acre corn maze full of “cornfusing” twists and turns, “live” entertainment including, Jack, the loudest hee- hawing donkey around and some more good ole family fun… And what do you have? “Agritainment”! This third annual corn maze is at the Sykes and Cooper Farms off SR 207 in Elkton, Florida (about five miles east of I-95 Exit 311). Cash only tickets are $8 per person, children under 2 free. Fridays 5-10pm, Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
For info: 904.692.1084; sycofarms.com

Now through Wednesday October 31

Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast
Experience the best the Ancient City has to offer with Prix Fix Dining at dozens of participating restaurants offering a “Chef’s Choice” three-course meal reflecting their unique flavors and style. With so many delicious restaurants serving inspired and crave-worthy food, this style of dining allows for a perfect culinary adventure in the Nation’s Oldest City.
For info: historiccoastflavors.com

Now through Wednesday October 31

Sea Monster Traveling Exhibit
Venom! Ultra vision! Jaws! Glow in the dark! Discover the “monster” characteristics of sea creatures at the St. Augustine Lighthouse at this interactive exhibit. Featuring a monster makeover panel, a giant fold-down sea puzzle, a jaws panel featuring a mako shark jaw, an inflatable giant squid, and more! Free with St. Augustine Lighthouse general admission of $9.50 adults, $7.50 children and seniors. 9am to 6pm, St. Augustine Lighthouse, 81 Lighthouse Ave, Saint Augustine.
For info: 904.829.0745; staugustinelighthouse.org

Now through Friday November 2

Botanical Chords
Terry Ashley’s images explore the visible and hidden worlds of nature by combining gorgeously shot photographs with images of the plants at the cellular level. The result is visually fascinating and thought provoking. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist beginning at 5:00pm. She will be available to answer questions about her techniques and her photographic approach. Ashley’s opening will coincide with the First Friday Art Walk and will be on display throughout the month of October at 233 West King Gallery, 233 W. King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
For info: 904.217.7470; 233wking@gmail.com

Thursday October 18

Through the Keyhole Tea
The Dow museum of Historic Houses invites you to an afternoon tea and a guided tour through some of Saint Augustine’s oldest houses. Not any ordinary tea, but a revealing experience of tea and energies stirred up over a century ago. Tea, sweets, red and white wines will be carefully served in the elegant dining room of the stately Victorian Worchester House. The fun begins with Tea Leaf Readings, Palm Readings, and Pendulum Dowsing and Victorian Parlor Games. Guests will receive a small Victorian gift as a memento of their visit. After tea and a peek into your future, a guide from 1906 will gather the guests for a stroll back in time through historic houses and gardens, sharing some 400 years of stories related to the families who made this property home from 1790 to 1910. 4pm at 149 Cordova Street in St. Augustine, Florida. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations required.
For info: 904.823.9722 or 904.501.1253

Friday October 19

Bats in the Park After Dark
Come join in the spooky fun. Florida Park Ranger, Ashley Regelski, will be leading this fun and educational bat program at the Faver-Dykes State Park picnic area. Learn how to identify the different bat species at the park and learn about their habitat, eating habits, and life cycle. The program will unfold the many wonders of the bat and provide a fitting start to the Halloween season. Trick or treat candy will also be provided. Regular park entrance fees apply. 6pm to 7pm, Washington Oaks Gardens & Faver-Dykes State Park, 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd, Palm Coast, FL.
For info: 386.446.6783; melissa.kafel@dep.state.fl.us

Friday October 19 through Sunday 21

Southern Tandem Rally 2012
Tandem bicycle teams come to World Golf Village from all over the South for three fun-filled riding days of various distances throughout the St. John’s River basin area. For info: southerntandemrally.com.

Friday October 19, 20 & 21

Six Degrees of Separation
The story centers on Ouisa Kittredge, a Fifth Avenue socialite and Flan, her purveyor of high-art husband. Their privileged world makes them easy prey for a con artist who mysteriously shows up at their front door-injured. The John Guare play begins at 7:30pm Oct. 19-20 & 26-27 with 2pm matinees Oct. 21 & 28. Tickets are $15. Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., Saint Augustine.
For Info: 904.826.8600

Thursday October 18 & Saturday October 20

3rd Annual Historical Ghost Walking Tour
This event, sponsored by Ancient City Tours, will meet at Love Tree Cottage, 6 Cordova Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084 at 8pm. Costumed tour guides will lead visitors on a 90-minute walking tour through Saint Augustine’s Historic District, famous for its ghostly encounters and ghastly legends. Ancient City Tours will donate all proceeds of these eerie evenings to EFOF (Epilepsy Foundation of Florida). Money raised will stay in Northeast Florida to help the Jacksonville office fight to stop seizures. Ticket cost is $10 per person Thursday 18th and $7 clients, $20 per person Saturday 20th and $15 clients. RSVP’s must be made by October 10, 2012. Tickets can be purchased on-line.
For info: 904.731.3752; efof.kintera.org/ghostwalk

October 19 & 20 and 26 &27

Florida’s Haunted Trails
Activities include a family-friendly haunted house, storytelling, magic shows, a haunted farm, wagon rides, carnival games and a headless horseman. It all takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $8, children under 5 are free. Florida Agricultural Museum is located at the corner of Old Kings Road and US 1 in Palm Coast.
For info: 386.446.7630; myagmuseum.com

October Friday 19 through Sunday 21

Southern Tandem Rally 2012
Tandem bicycle teams come to World Golf Village from all over the South for three fun-filled riding days of various distances throughout the Saint John’s River basin area.
For info: southerntandemrally.com

Saturday October 20

National Archaeology Day
The GTM Research Reserve, in conjunction with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, celebrate at the GTM Environmental Education Center. Enjoy a guided trail hike that will highlight cultural history, learn about archaeology in Northeast Florida and test their own archaeological skills during the Archaeolympics. Sarah Miller, Director of the Northeast Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network will discuss the basics of archaeology in a presentation entitled “Fantastic Archaeology: Florida Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries.” The guided trail hike is at 9am and the festivities are from 10am until 2pm. The Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082.
For Info: 904.823.4500; gtmnerr.org

Saturday October 20

Salt Run Challenge
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Anastasia State Park, in partnership with Anastasia Watersports and The Friends of Anastasia State Park host their inaugural fundraiser to promote physical and healthy lifestyles in Saint Augustine and surrounding areas. Events include a kayak, stand up paddleboard race, races held along the marked corridor of Salt Run, and a one mile and two mile. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume for a costume contest. A fun bag will be handed out to each participant, T-shirts will be available for purchase, along with an oyster roast and drinks for purchase. Live music will be under the pavilion. $20, 10am to 2pm at Anastasia State Park, 1340A A1A South.
For info: 904.461.2033; floridastateparks.org

October 19 & 20 and 26 & 27

Florida’s Haunted Trails
Activities include a family-friendly haunted house, storytelling, magic shows, a haunted farm, wagon rides, carnival games and a headless horseman. It all takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is $8, children under 5 are free. Florida Agricultural Museum is located at the corner of Old Kings Road and US 1 in Palm Coast.
For info: 386.446.7630; myagmuseum.com

October Friday 19 through Sunday 21

Southern Tandem Rally 2012
Tandem bicycle teams come to World Golf Village from all over the South for three fun-filled riding days of various distances throughout the Saint John’s River basin area.
For info: southerntandemrally.com

Saturday October 20

Cracker Day
Florida’s Country Cracker Heritage is celebrated with bluegrass banjos, horsemanship demonstrations and barbecue. Horseback games and barrel racing, livestock show, cracker whipping demonstrations, and exhibits of Florida Cracker equipment. Events from 8am to 7pm (Barbecue served from 11:30am to 2pm) at the Saint Johns County Fairgrounds located at 5840 SR 207 in Elkton. Adult admission $10, children under 12 is $4 each day. Price includes parking and barbecue dinner (Race participation fees not included). For info: 904.824.9720

Saturday October 20

Guana 5K And 12K Run
The 5K starts at 8am on the Guana Preserve trails. The 12K starts at 1pm. Participation in each run is limited to 200. Each run starts from the GTM Research Reserve Trailhead Pavilion, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
For info: jtcrunning.com

Saturday October 20

Halla Galla
The Junior Service League of Saint Augustine invites you to a frighteningly fantastic evening of spooky surprises and eerie elegance at the 2012 Halla Galla. Immerse yourself in oldworld gilded splendor as you travel back in time to experience Victorian charm for an evening of ghostly delights. Event includes open bar, dinner and dessert buffets, silent auctions and live entertainment, and the announcement of the Society Queen. Tickets are $125 per person. All funds benefit the Junior Service League for St. Johns County charities. Event from 6:30pm to 12:30am at the Lightner Museum.
For info: hallagalla.com

Saturday October 20

Bicentennial Commemoration
The Spanish Constitution of 1812 Re-enactment of the 1812 proclamation of the Spanish Constitution in Saint Augustine. There will be a dedicatory parade and authentic presentations in the Plaza de la Constitucion, 1 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084. The event is free.
For info: 877.352.4478; StAugustine-450.com

Tuesday October 23 & Friday 26

Women’s Exchange Fall Luncheons
The Saint Augustine Women’s Exchange present a special luncheon in the Gardens of the historic Pena-Peck House. The luncheon includes a special Christmas Shop. Doors to the Christmas Shop open at 10:30am and the luncheon is served at noon. Tickets are $25 and include a $5 coupon for shopping. The Pena-Peck House is located at 143 St. George Street in Saint Augustine, FL 32084.
For info: 904.829.5064

Friday October 26 through November 18

Boeing-Boeing
High-flying fun comes to St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre with this production of the classic 1960s farce Boeing Boeing. Located at 11 Old Mission Avenue, performances will take place through November 18 on Thursdays, through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm Tickets are priced at $25 for adults; $22 for seniors; and $20 for students and active-duty military.
For info: 904.825.1164; limelight-theatre.org

Friday October 26

Arturo Sandoval

Grammy award-winning Cuban jazz trumpeter, pianist and composer Arturo Sandoval will perform at 8pm Tickets are $46 and $56. Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is located at 1050 A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach.
For info: 904.209.0399; pvconcerthall.com

Friday October 26 & Saturday 27

Children’s Halloween Halloween
Fun for the little ones in costume, this milder version of Ghost Tours of Saint Augustine’s award-winning walking ghost tour! Goodies will be provided for each participant! This tour rated G for “Goosebumps!” For ages 2 to 7, must be accompanied by an adult. Tours depart from 2 St. George Street at 5, 6 and 7pm. Tickets are $5 per person.
For info: 904.829.1122; ghosttoursofstaugustine.com

Friday October 26 & 28

Saint Augustine Community Orchestra

Experience the first concert of the new season when the orchestra performs on Friday at 8pm at Saint Augustine’s Lightner Museum, 75 King Street and on Sunday at 3pm at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, in Ponte Vedra Beach.
For info: 904.669.0194; staugustineorchestra.org

Sunday October 28

Blues Traveler
Best known for their single Run-Around, will perform at 7:30pm at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets $36.50 in advance; $40 day of show.
For info: 904.209.0399; pvconcerthall.com

Saturday October 27

Saint Augustine Festival of Music
An afternoon of varied music at the Plaza De La Constitution will feature local professional and amateur artist. Music ranges from classic rock to opera, jazz and contemporary. The artists in order of scheduled appearance: Elizabeth Roth, Anna M Smith, Zachery Silva, Gary L Wingard, Chelsea Kowzikowski, Zane Crecelius, David Young, Skylar Revis, Allen Hood, Renee Deuval-Williams, Bill Glenn, and Jim Stevens. The centerpiece of the day will be a gorgeous restored, Steinway Grand Piano. Free at the Plaza De La Constitution, King Street, Saint Augustine from 12 to 5pm, bring a chair.

Tuesday October 30

Women’s Exchange Fall Luncheons
The Saint Augustine Women’s Exchange present a special luncheon in the Gardens of the historic Pena-Peck House. The luncheon includes a special Christmas Shop. Doors to the Christmas Shop open at 10:30am and the luncheon is served at noon. Tickets are $25 and include a $5 coupon for shopping. The Pena-Peck House is located at 143 St. George Street in Saint Augustine, FL 32084.
For info: 904.829.5064

Starting week of October 29

Fall Arts Classes
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach announces the second session of fall arts classes taught by professional artists and or educators in the arts. The Cultural Center offers a variety of multi-disciplinary classes for adults including, figure drawing, plein air painting, ceramics and more. Children’s after school classes and homeschool classes are designed to accommodate all skill levels for each age group. The Fall 2 Session will run seven weeks starting October 29 and ending the week of December 21.
For info: 904.280.0614 ext 204; ccpvb.or

Sunday October 28th

Annual Poodle Picnic
Come show off your Halloween spirit and love for animals at the annual Poodle Picnic! A fun afternoon of snacks, a costume contest, and sharing stories of your furry friends with other animal lovers. Bring a covered dish and your own foldout chair. New puppy parents and longtime foster parents can discuss behavior, training and adoption. This event will help the Florida Poodle Rescue. Donation fee is $10 per person. 1pm , Tricia Bonita’s Farm, 15521 Furlong Cicle, Odessa, FL 33556.
For info: floridapoodlerescue.org

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