Cultural events this week in the Historic City

St. Johns County Cultural Council, the county’s designated local arts agency, periodically reports upcoming cultural events to local Historic City News reporters for the benefit of our readers.

Moultrie Creek Studios Art Gallery
9 C Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FL
Phone: 904 829 2142
Event Pricing: free
New sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti, painting by Robert Hall
Friday, December 3, 2010 to Friday, December 31, 2010

Fantastic Florida
St. Augustine Art Association
22 Marine Street, St. Augustine
Phone: (904) 824-2310
Event Pricing:
The sights and structures, byways and beaches, flora and fauna that make Florida fantastic.
Friday, December 3, 2010 to Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Lives & Wives of Henry Flagler
The Raintree Restaurant
102 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine
Phone: 904-825-1164
Event Pricing: $39.95
The Raintree Restaurant and the Limelight Theatre are proud to present, “The Lives and Wives of Henry Flagler,” a play by local author, Candace B. Fleming. Enjoy dinner then a stellar evening of entertainment with a cast of theatre veterans featuring Margaret Kaler, Dianne Jacoby, Darlene Jacobs, and Robert Gill. (Adult beverages sold separately.)
Sunday, December 5, 2010 to Sunday, January 23, 2011
Dinner at 6p.m. Show at 7:00p.m.

11 Old Mission Ave. Limelight Theatre
11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine Phone: 904-825-4662
Event Pricing: $25 for adults,senior/military discounts
From Classic to silly to sentimental, all your favorite WWll era holiday music.
Friday, December 10, 2010 to Sunday, January 9, 2011
Th-Sat: 7:30p.m. Sunday: 2:00p.m.

EMMA presents Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-797-2800
Event Pricing: $30
The Jax Symphony Orchestra will regale patrons with the ever popular Holiday Pops concerts, a presentation that has become a St. Augustine tradition.
Tuesday, December 14-16, 2010

Kwanzaa Celebration
Solomon Calhoun Center
1300 Duval St. West Augustine, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-501-6878
Event Pricing: Free
Kwanzaa celebration with Xhabbo Afrikan Amerikan Griot and friends. Bring the family for an entertaining and educational afternoon!
Thursday, December 16, 2010

St. Augustine Community Nutcracker
Flagler College Auditorium
14 Granada Street, St. Augustine Phone: 904-810-5670
Event Pricing: $25, $30 preferred, senior/child discount
St. Augustine Community Ballet returns with their spectacular holiday event, The St. Augustine Community Nutcracker. Artistic director, Luis Abella, and choreographer, Rogelio Corrales have assembled a cast of over 50 dancers that includes local talent as well as professional dancers. This holiday classic is filled with spectacular scenery designed by Florida School of the Arts scenic design instructor, Robert O’Leary, beautiful Sugar Plum Fairies, falling snow, dancing mice, fighting soldiers and of course, the Nutcracker.
Friday, December 17 – 19 2010
Dec. 17 & 18 at 7:30p.m., Dec. 19 at 2:00p.m.

Etiquette Class for Kids ages 6 to 14.
Casa Monica Hotel
95 Cordova, St. Augustine Phone: 904-797-9075
Event Pricing: $49.00
Students will learn rules and good-manners while engaged in role playing in a private room. Also table settings, thank-you notes and dining skills while partaking a three course lunch. A scholarship is available.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
10:00a.m.-2:00 p.m

Flagler’s Legacy Historic Tours: Markland House
Markland House Holiday Tours
102 King Street, St. Augustine
Phone: 904-823-3378
Event Pricing: $25
Flagler’s Legacy Historic Tours will offer special holiday tours of Flagler College’s Markland House, 102 King St., Dec. 18 and 19 and Jan. 1 and 2 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.This property shares a rich history with both the Ponce de Leon Hotel and Flagler College. It was home to Henry Flagler’s personal physician during the Ponce de Leon Hotel’s early days and later to State Rep. Bill Proctor when he became president of Flagler College.
Saturday, December 18, 2010 to Sunday, January 2, 2011
11a.m. and 1p.m.

Beach Blast Off 2011
St. Johns County Pier Park
A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
Phone: (904) 377-2766
Event Pricing: Free
Local Restaurants will participate in the 5th Annual Chili Cook Off held during Beach Blast Off 2011. The hours of Beach Blast Off are 4:00pm to 10:00pm with the Chili Cook Off starting at 4:00pm. The Fireworks start at 8:30pm. with a dance party starting at 9p.m. Beach Blast Off features food, ice sculptures, music, and a large kids zone! Fun for the entire family.
Friday, December 31, 2010

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